Calvin S. Pritchard
SIDNEY — Calvin S. Pritchard, 79, of Sidney, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his home.
He was born Nov. 26, 1933, son of the late William and Avis (Butts) Pritchard in Masonville.
Calvin graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1952. After graduation, he served his country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1956, during Korea.
After being honorably discharged Calvin and his family owned and operated the family farm in Masonville. He later started to drive for Breakstone’s in Walton and locally drove a milk truck for Queens Farms. Calvin retired as a crosscountry truck driver for Chuck Neers & Sons in Damascus, Pa.
He was a member of the Sidney American Legion and the Sidney VFW.
Calvin is survived by his children, Lisa (Philip) Devine, Christina (David) Pritchard, Lynette Pritchard, Martin Pritchard, Karen Pritchard and her boyfriend, Mike Dreste; grandchildren, Heather (Neil) Loadholt, Michael Pritchard, Matthew Pritchard (Sara Deering) and their daughter, Annabella, Greg (Lisa) Kruger, Dan Kruger, Lyndsey (Sam) Chastain and their son, Samuel, Nicholas Pritchard, Stephen Devine, Alexander Pritchard, Caitlin Wormsley; sisters, Delores Mattison, Frances Carroll, Gail Wormsley; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also predeceased by his wife, Beverly; brother, Elliott; and son, Stephen.
Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. David Gatje officiating.
Burial will be at a later date in Saratoga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peace Plantation, 12752 New York Route 206, Walton, NY 13856.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.