Cardell W. ‘Birke’ Birkett
DeLAND, Fla. — Cardell W. “Birke” Birkett, 86, formerly of Oneonta, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at DeLand Florida Hospital.
Born in Ferrisburg, Vt., he grew up in Milford, lived most of his life in Oneonta, and after retirement, Florida.
After high school, he joined the Army, stationed in Berlin. Following that period, he became a dry cleaner for over 40 years at Oneonta Family Cleaners.
He enjoyed the outdoors: fishing, hunting, golfing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; two sons, William (Judy), Geneva, Allan (Loretta) Albany; a stepdaughter, Nancy Hulbert, DeLand; four grandchildren, Allana, Timothy, Melissa, Amanda; and three great-grandchildren.
His first wife, Marion, predeceased him in 1993.
A graveside ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 2, in Cooperstown Junction Cemetery, afterward family and friends may gather for a celebration of his life at Brooks’.