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February 25, 2013

Jeffrey F. Lawyer

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COBLESKILL — Jeffrey F. Lawyer, 48, passed away at home on Feb. 22, 2013, after a brief, but courageous fight against pancreatic cancer with his family at his side.

Born in Cobleskill, on Sept. 26, 1964, he was an area resident all his life.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing, as well as, spending time with family.

He was the younger son of Robert R. and Aranka (Vincze) Lawyer Sr. of Richmondville.

He graduated in 1982, from the former Richmondville Central School. He attended North Country Community College and SUNY Cortland.

Jeff was employed by CSX Transportation in Selkirk as a train dispatcher, and previously with the D&H Railroad and Conrail. He was a member of the Cobleskill Golf and Country Club and the Richmondville Fish and Game Club. He was a lifelong member of Bobs’ Lodge Hunting and Fishing Club.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lynette S.B. Lawyer of Cobleskill, whom he married on Aug. 30, 1997, in Cobleskill; loving children, daughter Haley 7, and son Kyle 4; his parents, Robert and Aranka Lawyer Sr. of Richmondville; his brother, Robert Lawyer Jr. of Tupper Lake; his grandmother, Muriel Ross of Oneonta; his mother-in-law, Carol Bader (Ron Erb) of Seward; his father-in-law, Conrad Bader of Albany; his sister-in-law, Janice Bader of Massachusetts; and his brother-in-law, Michael Brizzee of Cobleskill. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and two nieces and two nephews, Robert Lawyer III and Amber Lawyer of Tupper Lake and Kimberly and Jason Brizzee of Cobleskill.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Frank and Aranka Vincze of Laurens, and Dorothy Fedyk of Seward; and his sister-in-law, Julie Brizzee of Cobleskill.

Jeff will be missed by all who knew him.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 138 Washington Ave., Cobleskill, with Gary Surman officiating.

Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the church from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A time of remembrance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marathon for a Better Life, Catskill Area Hospice or to the Memorial Fund for Haley and Kyle Lawyer (c/o Lawyer Children, Bank of Richmondville, P.O. Box 40, Cobleskill, NY 12043) or checks payable to Haley Lawyer or Kyle Lawyer (c/o Kevin Kelly, Janney Montgomery Scott, 8 Southwoods Boulevard, Suite 303, Albany, NY 12211).

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh.

Further information and the provision for online condolences may be found by visiting www.merenessputnamfuneral

home.com.