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November 28, 2012

Marvin George Oakley Jr.

The Daily Star

---- — Marvin George Oakley Jr.

STAMFORD — Marvin George Oakley Jr., also known as “Zeke, MO, Sonny,” 80, of Stamford, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.

He was born April 8, 1932, in South Gilboa, the son of the late Marvin George and Emma (Stone) Oakley Sr.

Marvin married Arlene Goodspeed on Feb. 7, 1957, in Stamford.

For many years, Marvin worked for KSI Company in Cobleskill until his retirement.

At the age of 16, he was the youngest solo pilot in this area. In his early years he enjoyed kite and water skiing with his best friend, Charles Robinson.

Marvin was always busy. If he wasn’t tinkering on a lawn mower, he was fixing something, whether it needed fixing or not. He was also a talented woodworker. Marvin also enjoyed walking his little dog, Sasha.

But most of all, Marvin loved spending time with his family.

Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Arlene Oakley of Stamford; daughter, June Churchill of Oneonta; son, Marvin and Lorrie Oakley III of Burlington Flats; four grandchildren, Jessica Churchill of Kingston, Marc Churchill of Port Ewen, Amy and Russell Duncan of Schuyler Lake and Marvin and Ashley Oakley IV of Burlington Flats; seven great-grandchildren, Courtney and Cameron Duncan, Kari, Skyler and Andrew Oakley and Kevin Aquayo and Jez’Mir King; sister, Marion and Gregory Mulstay of Saugerties; brother, Francis and Jean Oakley of Laurens; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Kevin Churchill; and his brother-in-law, Charles Robinson.

Marvin requested that there be no calling hours or funeral services.

If you would like to pay your respect to the family, please join them for a family gathering at the Stamford Fire Department, Main Street, Stamford from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.

Memorial donations in Marvin’s name may be made to the Stamford Fire Department and Emergency Squad, Main Street, Stamford, NY 12167.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jones and all the staff at A.O. Fox Hospital 2 North for the special care given to Marvin. They would also like to thank Dr. Walker and nurses, Karen and Deanna.

To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit,

Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.