Lynn Gorton

Obituary of Lynn S. Gorton

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Lynn S. Gorton, 83, most recently of Sidney, NY, quietly walked into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, October 21, 2021. He was born in Bainbridge, NY to George and Sarah Gorton, the youngest sibling to Bruce (who predeceased him) and Doris G. Cook who survives him. Lynn married his ‘better half’, Loretta Babcock, in February 1963 and together they shared 58 years of marriage, living most of it in Unadilla, NY; and the joy of 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Lynn was a very hard worker. He worked on his family’s farm, other farms, at Scintilla/Bendix/Amphenol for over 40 years, delivered propane for Howe Gas of Unadilla, drove school bus for Unatego and helped others in any way he could. He provided a safe and loving home for his family, friends, and his children’s friends without complaint. Lynn was seen riding his bicycle anywhere from Oneonta to Afton to wherever, ringing the bell and waving to everyone. Since returning to Sidney in 2019, and prior to that when they lived in Florida, Lynn traded his bicycle for a power scooter and was seen riding it all over town with his beloved dog, Snuggles. Lynn was a prankster with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed tasty food and could strike up a conversation with anyone at any time making countless friends while he traveled on this earth. He & Loretta enjoyed traveling this country and a few cruises to the Caribbean. He loved listening to old country songs, doing word search puzzles, watching baseball games, and talking about the good old days. Lynn is survived by his wife Loretta, children Bev & Dave Rutenber, (Sidney, NY) Barbara & Shawn Seiber, (Bremerton, WA) and Lynn & Maria Gorton (Umatilla, FL). His grandchildren Tyler & Melissa Rutenber, Katie & Tim Day, and Jessica Gorton, 6 great-grandchildren, his sister Doris Cook, brothers-in-law Dennis Babcock, Ralph & Millie Babcock and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, October 28 at 11:00am at the Gateway Alliance Church, Circle Drive, Sidney, NY. Lynn’s family is very grateful to the staff of Helios Care, especially Liz, Jamie & Paula, newest friend Donna and Landers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lynn’s name to Helios Care. Condolences and memories may be shared online at Arrangements are under the direction of CH Landers Funeral Chapel Sidney.

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Gateway Alliance Church
Circle Drive
Sidney, New York, United States
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