ADDISON: Laverne A. Dickerson, 87, of County Route 119 passed away Monday, Sept. 10, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. following a brief illness.
Laverne was born February 20, 1931 in Canisteo to the late Welford and Hazel (Rowley) Dickerson. He married the former Greta (Smith) Starkey who predeceased him in November of 2008. He was also predeceased by two step-sons, Gordon Starkey and Richard “Skip” Starkey and two sisters, Gloria Carmalita Teribury and Opal McMindes.
Laverne was a tinsmith for Corning Glass for 38 years working in fabrication and installation. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving our country proudly from 1955-57 and was a member of the Addison American Legion Post #730.
Laverne was a former member of the Addison Vol Fire Dept. where he served as fire chief for 11 years and also served on the ambulance crew and as an auxiliary policeman. He was one of the founding members of the “Twin Rivers CB Club” in Addison, was a member of the Civil Defense and served on the Addison Town Board for 2 years. Laverne also maintained several apartments in the village of Addison.
Laverne is survived by three daughters, Sharon Taft of Bakersfield, CA., Linda (Timothy) Horton of Savona and Judy (Thomas) Watkins of Campbell, one son Charles (Tami) Dickerson of Addison, step-son, Donald (Carol) Starkey of Honeyoe, step daughter-in-law, Audrey Starkey of Addison and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo where funeral and committal services will take place following calling hours at 8:00 pm with Rev. Scott Green officiating. A celebration of life, with a meal, will follow on Sunday, Sept. 16th at 1:00 pm. at the Addison American Legion. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Canisteo.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Addison Vol. Fire Dept. or to the Addison American Legion.
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