Duane Wakeman

Obituary of Duane Wakeman

Duane Wakeman
Nineveh, NY

Duane Wakeman, 81, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. He was born on May 6, 1936, son of the late Clayton and Gertrude (Eggleston) Wakeman in Bainbridge, NY.

He is survived by: his wife, Marguerite Wakeman; grandson, Daniel Sandoli; granddaughter, Katie Sandoli; son-in-law, Denny Sandoli; adopted daughter-in-law, Barb Fiske; brother, Doug Wakeman of Newark, NY; sisters, Dawn Ives of Bainbridge and Deann Harrington of Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Duane was predeceased by his daughter, Kay Sandoli, and his son, Sam Wakeman.

Duane was a hard worker and the dedicated owner and operator of Wakeman Vegetable and Pumpkin Farm in Nineveh for many years. Following retirement, he worked as a custodian for the New York State Police at Troop C in Sidney. He was a former fire commissioner for the town of Afton for several years and a Free and Accepted Mason for over 60 years. He and Marguerite recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

He was a caring, sharing individual who would give the shirt off his back to anyone he met. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2018 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 24th at the funeral chapel with Pastor John Snell officiating. Burial will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St. Norwich, NY 13815 or to the Franziska Racker Centers, the home where his granddaughter Katie resides, 3226 Wilkins Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.

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