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May 17, 2013

Francis Oren Tubbs

The Daily Star

---- — Francis Oren Tubbs

MARYLAND — Francis Oren Tubbs, 87, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2013, at Otsego Manor.

He was born Feb. 18, 1926, in Cooperstown, the son of Arlington and Elsie (Bowker) Tubbs.

Francis worked for Ken Nydam installing farm equipment for most of his adult life. He was an avid farmer and hunter. He enjoyed being on the ham radio and was a member of the CB Club. Francis was an easy going person who loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his two daughters, Dawn and Randy Williams of Oneonta and Christine Alexander of Virginia; grandchildren, Heather Currie and husband, Jody, Crystal Williams and her fiancé, Joel Griffith, Rebecca Carr-Wisner and husband, Gordon, Dustin Williams, Courtney and Sydney Alexander; one great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Currie; special friends, Diane Hall and Lewellyn Osborne; the mother of his daughters, Mary Ellen Sprague; many nieces; nephews; and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Tubbs and brothers, Ralph and Kenneth Tubbs. 

Calling hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Heller Funeral Home, Schenevus.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the funeral home with the Rev. Judith A. Thistle officiating.

Interment will follow in the Maryland Cemetery.

Donations may be made in loving memory of Francis to the Bassett Medical Center Dialysis Department, Attn. Irene Yarusso, “Dorothy Green Fund,” 1 Atwell Dr., Cooperstown, NY  13326.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

The Heller Funeral Home, 25 Arch St., Schenevus.