H. Calvin Whitmore
H. Calvin Whitmore, 80 of Alexander, passed away on Monday May 12, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 28, 1933 in Gouverneur, NY to the late Howard (Gladys Grant) Whitmore. Mr. Whitmore is preceded in death by two sisters Clela Estes and Elnina Bates.
Mr. Whitmore owned and operated Top Notch Manor Farm in Adams Center, NY and implemented strip cropping before it was a popular form of farming. He was a 4-H Leader and won many awards. He was awarded Best Conservation Farmer in Delaware County and Dairy of Distinction in Adams. Mr. Whitmore was a Board Member of New Life Fellowship Church in Attica. His greatest joy came from spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Whitmore is survived by his beloved wife Barbara M. (Mugglin) Whitmore of Alexander; sons Daniel (Roxanne) of Alexander; Thomas (Susan) of Watertown; Grant (Cathy) Whitmore of Alexander; daughters Charolette (Robert) Abrams of Rodman; Joanne (Bob) Sonricker of Attica; Jane (Lyle) Roach of Watertown; Mary (Steve) Dumas of Kannapolis, NC; Linda (Fred) Damon of Adams Center; foster-son Christopher (Carol) Lall of Adams; brother Merrill Whitmore of Dryden; sister Ortha (Ronald) Sibbitts of Canton; 35 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life, 10:00 AM on Sunday May 25, 2014 at New Life Fellowship 909 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com . Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.