Virgil L. Wormuth
Virgil L. Wormuth was born November 9, 1930 in Cadosia, NY to Grace and Henry Wormuth. On December 1, 1951 he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Gladys "Sis" Leonard Wormuth. They had shared 60 years together before the Lord called her home on January 26, 2012. On January 11, 2013, Jesus brought them together again. He now rests beside both his soulmate and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In his life, Virgil served his country in the United States Navy as a CeeBee in "MCB-8" Mobile Construction Battalion 8 stationed in Port Hueneme, CA and serving in Newfoundland and Cuba. He worked as a driver for Queens Farm Dairy for 23 years before he assumed the position of Fleet Manager overseeing the operation of the company at the Deposit, NY office until his retirement in 1982. He resided in Deposit for 50 years where he and Sis raised their six children before moving to Port Crane in 2003. Virgil was an avid hunter and fisherman who learned early in life the art of cutting stone and harvesting lumber... he carried and practiced these skills late into his life. He will be remembered a for his love of music and beautiful baritone voice, his everlasting and always laughing sense of humor, and his love of animals. He leaves behind a very special companion, Amber, his beloved Dachshund. Also surviving Virgil are his six children, Sandra Lewis Livingston of Canindaigua, NY, Shelly Stevens of Port Crane, NY, Sherry (Bill) Edwards of Oswego, NY, Steven Wormuth (Sandy Watson) of Binghamton, NY, Sheila (John) Robertson of Binghamton, NY, and Stacey (Jim) Hurley of Oswego, NY; one sister-in-law, Joyce Helms of Vestal, NY; 14 grandchildren, Matthew Lewis, Mark (Marcy) Lewis, Paul Livingston, Rick (Tammy) Stevens, Susan (Rich) Caiati, Jesse (Doran) Stevens, Josh (Abby) Stevens, Sara (Anthony) Caiati, Billy Edwards, Anthony Wormuth, Travis Wormuth, Micayla Robertson, Bradley VanGorder, and Justin (BobbieRae) VanGorder; 20 great grandchildren, as well as many, many nephews, nieces, and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Virgil's life will be Thursday, January 17 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Afton, NY. Final resting place here on Earth will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Hancock, NY just miles from where this beautiful journey began.