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FEARON, Robert H., III "Sukosh"
FEARON - Robert H., Iii "Sukosh"
ONEIDA - 64, Broad Street, died late Saturday, December 23, 2017, in the Extended Care Facility of the Oneida Healthcare Center, with his family by his side, where he had been a patient for the past four days, following an illness of the past several months. Born on November 16, 1953, at the United States Air Force Base in Tachacowka, Japan, he was the son of Robert H. and Ada May Marshall Fearon, Jr. A lifelong resident of Oneida, and summer resident of Thousand Island Park, Sukosh attended the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia. He later transferred to Oneida and was the first blind person to graduate from Oneida High School, Class of 1972. He went on to graduate from the Newhouse School of Syracuse University. He married Patricia Brown Malbouf at Stockbridge Falls on September 16, 2000. Following his graduation from Syracuse University, Sukosh was employed for two years with WAER radio and then with Madison County ADAPT. For the past 36 years, he had been employed with NBT Bank, which was the former Oneida Valley National Bank. Sukosh was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Oneida and its choir, a member and past president of the Lions Club of Canastota, a board member of the United Way, a member and lodge organist of the Oneida Elks Lodge # 767 B.P.O.E., a member of the Tri-Valley Masonic Lodge # 148 F. & A.M., and a former member of Loyal Order of the Moose, Oneida Lodge # 421. He was very well known throughout Central New York as a musician, playing country and rock and roll music since the 1970's. Surviving besides his wife, Patricia and his parents, Robert and Ada May, are his four step-sons and their spouses, Joseph and Barbara Malbouf of Oneida and their children, Matthew, Amy and Daniel, Lyle, and Diane Malbouf of Canastota and their children, Krystle, Lyle III, Gregory, Heather, Brittany, and Ryan, Stephen Malbouf and Nicole Sawenko of Oneida and their sons, Maxwell and Mitchell, and David and Carrie Malbouf of Canastota, and their children, Allyson and Jacob; his two sisters and brother-in-law, Zoe Fearon of Arlington, Virginia and Mary Pat and Bradford Adams of Oneida; his nieces and nephews, Sarah and Victor Yu, Hannah and Marcus Dormanen, Emma and Clint Smith, Sam Adams and Ben Adams; his aunts and uncles, Zoe Mary and Edwin Veasey of Haverhill, Massachusetts and Dr. James and Ruth Marshall of Fayetteville; eleven step great-grandchildren and several cousins. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from the First United Methodist Church, Grove at Main Street, Oneida, with the Reverends Abigail Browka and Denise Bowen, co-officiating. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida, 3-7 PM, Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Council for the Blind of New York, c/o Mike Godino, 104 Tilrose Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition of the Oneida Dispatch. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.campbell-dean.com
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