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Keith E. Watkin

Born: Tue., Jan. 30, 1917
Died: Tue., Aug. 2, 2011


Visitation

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 07, 2011
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.



Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Aug. 08, 2011
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.


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Camden-   Keith E. Watkin, 94, of Camden, passed away on August 2, 2011 at Oneida Health Care Extended Care Facility. He was born January 30, 1917 in the Town of Florence, a son of Lloyd and Anna Bovee Watkin. He graduated from Camden High School in 1933. Keith then attended 2 years of Forestry College at Syracuse University before transferring to Cornell, graduating from the school of Agriculture in 1938.
                  He worked as an agent for the Farm Adjustment Administration in Washington County, helped establish Harden Farms in Camden, was farm manager for Lyle Conde Milking Machine Company in Sherrill, Supervisor of Registration at the Holstein Association in Brattleboro Vermont, farm manager of Fairdale Farms in Bennington,VT and finally established his own dairy farm in Oriskany Falls, N.Y. from which he retired in 1995 and moved back to Camden into a home built by his father.
                  In August of 1941 he married Ruth Mary Steele in Poultney, VT. She passed away in 1974. On May 17, 1980 he married Jane Louese Curtiss.
                  Keith is survived by his wife Jane, Camden; three daughters; Carol  J. and Aldo Salati, Oneida, Elizabeth A. and Nicholas Charest, Bennington VT, Barbara L. Shumpert and Levert Sanders, Arlington TX.; two sons Keith L. and Mary Louise Watkin . Holland MI, and Douglas E.and Kimberly Watkin,  South Burlington VT;  one sister Helen Linder Savicki, Clinton;12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
                  Funeral services will be held Monday August 8,2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the  LaRoBardiere Funeral Home Inc. 109 Main street Camden. Calling hours are Sunday 3-6 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment in Forest lawn Cemetery, Camden.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Camden (Presbyterian), or the  Alumni Scholarship Fund at Camden High School.

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DOUG FORD
   Posted Fri August 05, 2011
DOUG AND FAMILY,
SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. YOUR DAD WAS A GREAT COWMAN AND I ALWAYS LIKED TALKING TO HIM. I HOPE YOUR FAMILY IS WELL AND WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AT THIS TIME.
BEST WISHES,
DOUG AND CLAUDIA

claudia and Silvano- Marco and Stefano Sarti
   Posted Sat August 06, 2011
Sincere condolences to all, remembering a wonderful man who will always remain in our hearts.
An embrace to all
The Sarti Claudia and Silvano Family

Tammy Hathaway Vermilling
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Dear Jane:

I am so sorry for your loss with Keiths passing. I know you will miss him so much. My prayers are with you at this time. Isn't it nice to know that some day we will be reunited with then ones that we love and miss so much here on earth ?

Ron and Ellen Knapp
   Posted Fri August 12, 2011
Dear Jane and Family,

Ron and I were saddened to read of Keith's passing. He was an incredible gentleman in all the best sense of the word.
He and RuthMary were very good to me during some very difficult times in my working life.
We enjoyed visiting with him when he had his farm in Oriskany Falls.
He and Jane told us of their move to Camden but I didn't realize it was to a home his father had built.
Our prayers are with you all at this passing.

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