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Obituary - Roderick L. Fuess

Roderick L. Fuess

Date of Passing: April 10th, 2010

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Roderick L. Fuess, 82, of New Hartford, formerly of Oriskany Falls, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Presbyterian Home for Central NY, with his loving family by his side. He was born August 19, 1927, in Waterville, the son of the late William and Eliza Gall Fuess. He was a graduate of Waterville Central School and Cornell University, Class of 1950. He married the love of his life, Elsie Ames on September 4, 1948, in the Oriskany Falls United Methodist Church, He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of almost 62 years, Elsie of New Hartford; and their three children, Roderick, Jr. and Deborah Fuess of Schaumburg, IL and their children, Eliza and Cameron, Gregory Fuess of San Antonio, TX and Janet Fuess of Clinton, NY, and their children, Shawn and Ryan, and Cynthia and Clifford Thompson, Jr. of Hebron, CT, and their children, Clifford, III and Alexandra. He treasured and is also survived by six great-grandchildren; and his brother and sister-in-law, Frederick and Dorothy Fuess of Annandale, NJ. He is predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Isabelle and Donald Urquhart; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Flora Fuess and Stuart and Evelyn Fuess. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. For 40 years, Mr. Fuess was employed with Eastern Rock Products in Oriskany Falls, retiring in 1989. He was an active member of the community serving as a member of the Oriskany Falls United Methodist Church and was Superintendant of its Sunday School, and served on the Oriskany Falls School Board and Hillside Cemetery Board. He was also a member of the Eastern Star Augusta Chapter and was an active member of Alliance Lodge #1097 F & AM for 58 Years. Rod was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and canoeing. He loved traveling and seeing the world with Elsie by his side. He and his wife Elsie were beautiful ballroom dancers and were a joy to watch glide across the dance floor. They rivaled Fred and Ginger. But most of all he loved and treasured his family. A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the Emmaus Chapel at the Presbyterian Home for Central NY, 4290 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford. Arrangements are with the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, Waterville.

Condolences:

Cynthia, sorry for you loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ben Diaz

Cynthia, I am sorry for the lost of your loving father. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sherry Dwyer (Allscripts ED Team)
Sherry Dwyer

Elsie, I am so sorry to hear that Rod passed away. Even though I was only at the Oriskany Falls Methodist Church a short time before you and Rod moved to Connecticut, I shall always remember the welcoming and friendliness that you expressed to me. I was a daughter-in-law to NIck and Margaret Cardone. May God bless you with the comfort of many happy memories and may Rod rest in peace with our heavenly Father. Sue Cardone
Susan Cardone

Our sincere sympathy to you, Elsie and all your family. Your are in our thoghts and prayers
Ruth&Bernie Elmer

Sincere condolences upon the passing of Rod. My parents (Edgar and Carolyn Timpson) and you both were very good OES friends. Sincerly Lynn T. Hagues
Lynn T. Hagues

To the Fuess Family, My condolences to you for the loss of your Husband and Father. He was a good man and a tremendous asset to the Oriskany Falls community. My prayers are with you. Rita
Rita Kirley Robinson

I will remember Rod as a good man. My sympathies to all of you. John
John Bartlett

i am so sorry janet...
deanna

To Elsie and the family, Rod was a great guy and I had the upmost respect for him. He was a true brother and very good friend.My condolences to the family.Ed
Ed Jeffers