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February 6, 2013

Alton R. Travis Jr.

Alton R. Travis Jr.

CHARLOTTEVILLE — Alton R. Travis Jr., 66, of Charlotte Valley Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, following a long illness.

Mr. Travis was born March 9, 1946, in Mahopac, a son of Alton R. and Evelyn (Ridgeway) Travis Sr. He graduated from Mahopac High School and later enlisted in the Marine Corps serving during Vietnam aboard naval ships.

Following his honorable discharge, Mr. Travis relocated to the Worcester area where he enjoyed his dairyman duties on his farm and later moved to Charlotteville.

Alton retired from the New York State Corrections Department in 2002, after working for 22 years at Comstock, Coxsackie and Camp Summit.

An avid outdoorsman, Alton enjoyed his annual deer hunts and fishing. He was an accomplished woodworker and loved old-time country music along with following the DIRT circuit and NASCAR. He also raced at the Middletown racetrack.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria; two sons, Alton R. (Kara) Travis, III and Raymond K. Travis, both of Worcester; a daughter, Crescent (Ryan) Ives of Schenevus; three stepsons, Carlton D. Dibble of Rotterdam, Brian K. (Lori) Dibble of Richmondville and Jason A. (Karen) Roth; one stepdaughter, Carla J. (Peter) Francis both of North Carolina; two sisters, Crescent (Nino) Sacchette of New Port Richie, Fla., and Mary (John) Cosme, of Florida; five grandchildren, Stephan and Kilee Ives, Amanda and Nicholas Dibble and Rachel Francis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Annabelle McCruden.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 108 Chapel St., Cobleskill.

Funeral services are 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home with the Rev. Judith Thistle, Pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Worcester officiating.

Burial with military honors will be later in the Charlotteville Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Travis may be made to the Charlotteville Fire Department, P.O. Box 122, Charlotteville, NY 12036 or the Charlotteville Cemetery, c/o Georgia Shafer, P.O. Box 111, Charlotteville, NY 12036.

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