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Elmer C Wright

Born: Sun., Mar. 28, 1926
Died: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 09, 2019
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., Jan. 09, 2019
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

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Elmer C. “Pudge” Wright, 92, of Oneida, formerly of North Bay, passed away on Friday evening, January 4, 2019, at Oneida Health Extended Care and Rehabilitation Center where he had been a resident since September 2018.

He was born on March 28, 1926, in North Bay, the son of Charles P. and Susie Eckel Wright.  Pudge proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army serving from 1944 to 1946.  He then went on to graduate from Camden Central Schools, class of 1947.

On February 5, 1956, Pudge was united in marriage to Sheila Williams in the Park Methodist Church in Vernon Center.

He was employed as a wire drawer for Camden Wire for twenty-six years, retiring in 1988.  He was previously employed by the Oneida Co. Highway Dept., the Russell Phelps Canning Factory in North Bay, and the Town of Vienna Highway Dept.

Pudge enjoyed tinkering especially his model make and brake gas engine.

Surviving besides his loving wife of sixty-two years, Sheila; are two daughters, Kimberly (Dean) Stedman, of The Colony, TX, and Melodyne (Steven) Darrow, of Chittenango; two grandchildren, Camille (Kevin) Colton, of Denton, TX, and Benjamin (Brittany) Stedman, of Wylie, TX; five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Ryan, Leah, Heidi, and Hunter; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Pudge was predeceased by a son, Gary Wright in 1998.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 12:00 PM (noon) at the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main St., Camden where the Rev. Marsha A. Madore will officiate.  Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Pudge’s memory to your favorite charity.  You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.larobardierefuneralhome.com

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Margaret (Liddy) Dow
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Sheila and family.
I'm so sorry to hear of Pugh's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Marie Liddy Abess
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through as I lose my husband four years ago. My thoughts and prayers go with you.

Anita Phelps Lockhart Spainhower
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Dear Sheila, I was saddened to read of your loss. Even though our loved ones are experiencing health issues, it is still a shock. When Frank passed away in 2010, we would have been married 58 years the following month. My second husband, Dave Spainhower, passed away Dec 10. A week later, we would have celebrated our 5th anniversary. My heart goes out to you. Sending prayers that God's comfort brings you peace. Sincerely, Anita.

Sheila fritz
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
My sincere condolences to you and your family Mel on the loss of your father. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Chris Tucci
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
Mel, so sorry for the loss of your dad.

Lucille Phelps
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
To the Entire Wright family: My deepest sympathy with you all at this difficult time. God Bless You All.



Yvonne Holstein and Robert Rowe
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the entire Wright family. Especially Melodyne. We love you, Mel.

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