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Obituary - Henry Oliver

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 2/29/24 | 2/29/24

Henry “Hank” Oliver, 91 of Prattsville, NY, passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2024.

Hank, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Hank was born and raised on the family farm on May 18, 1933 to the late Leslie and Ethel Oliver, where he and Ann resided for over 40 years. He loved dairy farming and was very proud of his dairy cows. He won Dairy Farmer of the year in 1977 and 1980. He won a Decade of Dairy of Distinction awards from 1990-2000. After selling the cows, he enjoyed watching the heifers that were boarded at the farm every spring and summer. Hank loved his wife, family, friends and neighbors, including his friends at the Prattsville diner where he and Ann had many cups of coffee and meals!

Hank enjoyed watching any collegiate sports: Syracuse basketball was one of his favorites.

He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren they could always bring a smile.

Hank is survived by his wife Ann; his son, Steve (Kim); his stepson, Joe (Lillie); stepdaughters, Tracey (Danny), and Paula; his sister, Florence “Flossie”; sister-in-law, Janice; and brother-in-law, Charles (Carol).

He has survived by his grandchildren, Ryan “RJ” (Theresa), John (Samantha), Katie (Elliott), Colin (Samantha), Alyssa, Charles, Mike (Nicole), Kelsie, and Kira. 17 great grandchildren, many special, nieces, and nephews, as well as neighbors and friends.

Hank was predeceased by his children’s mother, Allene; his daughter, Diane; son-in-law, Wayne; his brothers, George, Donald, Robert, and William; his sisters, Margaret, Gladys, and Lula; his brother-in-law, Stephen.

The family wishes to thank Hanks caregivers, (Kathy, Tammy, and Stephanie), John, Ted and his Hospice care team.

Visitation will be held at Decker Funeral Home, 5312 Main St., Windham, NY on March 8, 2024 from 4 to 7 PM. A memorial service will be held on March 9 at 12 Noon at the Dutch Reformed Church, 4630 State Route 23 Prattsville, NY, with Reverend Richard Dykstra officiating. Interment will follow at the Rappleyea Cemetery, Hank Oliver Rd., Prattville,NY. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Prattville Fire Hall.

Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.



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