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September 3, 2013

Susan M. Hotchkiss

Susan M. Hotchkiss

BAINBRIDGE — Susan Marie Hotchkiss, 50, of Bainbridge, passed away peacefully Aug. 30, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her husband, Dave, and beloved sister-in-law, Rose, by her side.

Sue was born Dec. 23, 1962, to Ralph and Carol (Sparks) Cornell in Sidney. She attended Bainbridge-Guilford School.

On July 16, 1983, she married her one true love, David Hotchkiss Sr.

She was a dedicated employee at Kraft Foods in Walton as a lab technician, and was proud of earning her state lab certification.

Sue was an avid baker and cook. She enjoyed reading and crocheting, especially baby blankets. Sue shared many wonderful memories of camping with her family — her favorite spot on the St. Lawrence River and Tibbetts Point Light House. She loved the outdoors, taking walks, enjoying nature and campfires.

Above all, Sue was devoted to her family —they meant everything to her.

Sue is survived by her husband of 30 years, David Hotchkiss Sr. of Bainbridge; her parents Ralph and Carol Cornell Jr. of Bainbridge; her children, David Hotchkiss Jr. and fiancee Keri of Buffalo and April and Alan McFee of Bainbridge; grandchildren, Allie, Amya, Colden; and grand-dog, Brodey; siblings, Jeffrey and Terri Cornell of Bainbridge, Ralph Cornell III of Bainbridge, William and Val Cornell of Indiana and Anette Cornell and Joe Vandermark of Deposit; sister-in-law, Patty Cornell of Sidney; uncle, Lewie Cornell of Afton; and mother-in-law, Barbara Hotchkiss of Masonville. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and cousins.

Sue was predeceased by her father-in-law, Earl Hotchkiss; and her brother, Orlando “Nick” Cornell.

Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral chapel with the Rev. Benjamin Shaw officiating.

Memorial contributions in Sue’s name may be directed to Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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