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February 5, 2014

Arthur Charles Ausfeld Sr.

Arthur Charles Ausfeld Sr.

MILFORD — Mr. Arthur Charles Ausfeld Sr., of Milford, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, with his loving family by his side following a five-year battle with cancer. He was 66.

Born in Niskayuna, he was the son of the late Thaddeus and Marion Ausfeld.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth, of 48 years. He is also survived by his three children, Arthur Ausfeld Jr., and his wife, Melissa, Kimberly Kuiber and her husband, Christopher and Kathy Spagnola and her husband, Gary. His greatest joys in life were his six grandchildren, Emily Kuiber, Samantha Spagnola, Trey Ausfeld, Peyton Ausfeld, Kevin Kuiber and Allison Spagnola. He also leaves behind his sisters and brothers, Teddy Ausfeld, Jane Kaufman, Pauline Meeker, Anna Peterson, Dennis Ausfeld, BettyJean Ausfeld, and Karen Harkness.

Arthur was predeceased by Edward Ausfeld and Linda Macenzie.

Arthur had a love for all sports. He mostly enjoyed fishing and most specifically his fishing trips to Lake Champlain with friends and family. In Arthur’s last few years, he could be spotted at local sporting events, proudly watching his grandchildren both on the field and court.

A longtime resident of Amsterdam, Arthur was a sports enthusiast — so much so that he opened his first business 40 years ago in Amsterdam (A&E sports), which he later expanded to Cooperstown and Oneonta. Together with his wife, they kept their business running up until the last few years of his life.

Arthur’s last wishes were that his immediate family and close friends celebrate his life privately in lieu of a formal memorial service.

Contributions or donations may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care Inc., 1 Birchwood Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820.

To send online condolences or light a candle visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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