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February 20, 2013

Terrill 'Terry' Kirkey


Terry was predeceased by his parents; his father-in-law, Harold Kiehn; his mother-in-law, Margaret Kiehn Berkery; and his stepfather-in-law, Eugene Berkery.

The journey through Alzheimer’s disease presents challenges and joys. Terry and Carol are forever grateful to all who traveled with them: their loving and supportive family and friends, caregivers at Otsego Manor, Catskill Area Hospice staff and Alzheimer’s Association colleagues. You provided the strength necessary to face each day, one by one, and to savor the beautiful moments and memories each day held.

Terry was dedicated to helping others impacted by this disease and has made arrangements for brain donation to the Harvard Brain Bank at Maclean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. He would encourage all to consider such donations.

All those who wish are welcome at visiting hours at Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013.

A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Expressions of thanks for Terry’s life can be made to a charity of one’s choice or to one of his favorite organizations: Alzheimer’s Association of NENY, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205; Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820; Oneonta Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 1083, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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