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February 28, 2014

Avis May Lambrecht

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SIDNEY CENTER — Avis May Lambrecht, 85, of Sidney Center, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Warren, and all of her five children.

Avis was born in Sidney on Sept. 28, 1928, to the late Daniel and Hazel Bennett, also of Sidney Center. Avis was a lifetime resident of Sidney Center, always living in the rural outskirts of the town, and was a 1947, graduate of the Sidney Central School.

She married Warren P. Lambrecht, also a lifetime resident of rural Sidney Center, on July 1, 1949, and they were married for nearly 65 years.

Avis is survived by her husband; her son, Randall W. Lambrecht and daughter-in-law Georgieanna of Bainbridge, her daughter, Sandra Y. Miner and son-in-law Vern of Bainbridge, her daughter, Sharon M. Gilbert and son-in-law Dale of Otego, her son, David A. Lambrecht of Bainbridge, her son, Stephen M. Lambrecht of Sidney Center. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Jennifer L. Lambrecht of Bainbridge, grandson, Tracy S. Lambrecht of Oneonta, granddaughter, Heidi C. Burgin of Otego, granddaughter, Brandy A. Burgin of Bethel Conn., grandson, Scott M. Lambrecht and grand-daughter-in-law Rebecca of Masonville, grandson, Cody M. Lambrecht of Sidney Center, granddaughter, Karissa R. Lambrecht of Sidney Center, grandson, Joshua C. Lambrecht of Bainbridge, grandson, Thomas W. Hatton of Walton, and granddaughter, Tammy M. Archeval and grand-son-in-law Louis of Troy. Avis is further survived by her brother, Lyle Bennett and sister-in-law Nancy of Sidney Center, her brother, Ivan Bennett and sister-in-law Carol of Sidney Center. She was predeceased by her brother, Lynn Bennett of Walton; her sister-in-law, Beatrice, Lynn’s wife, still resides in Walton. Avis is also survived by five beloved great-grandchildren.

Avis was beloved by her family and all members of the community who got to knew her over her lifetime.

Although limited in her activities over the later years of her life due to an illness a few years back, Avis enjoyed many activities over the span of her life. For many years she was an avid bowler, bowling on various couples and ladies leagues in Wells Bridge, Sidney and Bainbridge lanes.

During the 1980s she, her husband, and close friends were enthusiastic members of the Sidney Moose Club. She was a member of the Sidney Center United Methodist Church. Avis enjoyed doing many crafts including sewing, knitting and cooking, and was a many years member of the Sidney Center Craft Club. Perhaps Avis’ most enjoyed hobby over the years was camping. She enjoyed camping in various campsites of the Adirondack Mountains and Verona Beach for many years and particularly enjoyed taking her grandchildren along on her and Warren’s many camping trips.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, NY 13838. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Burial in Highland Cemetery, Sidney Center, will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sidney Center Emergency Squad.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.