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September 21, 2013

Warren E. Belden

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WEST EDMESTON — Warren E. Belden, 78, of West Edmeston, passed away on Sept. 19, 2013, at his home.

Warren was born on Jan. 17, 1935, in West Edmeston, the son of Warren H. and Alexa T. Belden. His childhood was spent in West Edmeston and he was a graduate of Edmeston Central School.

On Aug. 13, 1955, he married Arlyn J. Belden, who survives him.

During his early years, Warren worked as a farmer and was also employed at the Bridgewater Milk Plant. In later years he worked as a self-employed electrician and plumber until his retirement.

Warren was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Edmeston where he served as a trustee. He was also a member of the West Edmeston Volunteer Fire Company with more than 50 years of dedicated service including many years served as the fire chief. He lived to serve the fire company and was sad when he was unable to continue.

He is survived by his children, Brian W. and Gretchen Belden, Bret J. and Brenda Ann Belden and Darren V. and Brenda Lee Belden, all of West Edmeston; as well as eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and George Price; sister-in-law, Elsie Belden; and many other loving sisters and brothers-in-law.

He was predeceased by his brother, Carl Belden; and sister, Mildred Estes.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of West Edmeston, with Pastor Donald Buck officiating.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, also at the First Baptist Church. The Otsego County Firemen's Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the calling hours.

The interment will be in the West Edmeston Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the West Edmeston Fire Company, the First Baptist Church of West Edmeston and the Hospice & Palliative Care of Oneida, Herkimer and Eastern Madison Co., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.