Warren A. Canary, age 91, of Ephratah, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 15, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, surrounded by loving family.
He was born on December 15, 1922, in the town of Mayfield, a son of the late Clayton Canary and Estella M. Miller Canary.
Warren was a lifelong dairy farmer. In 1950, he purchased his farm in Ephratah, which is now owned and managed by his son and grandson. He was an insurance agent for the Fulmont Insurance Company, serving on the board of directors for more than forty years, and as vice president for three years. He also worked for North Country Insurance of Watertown.
Mr. Canary was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Little Falls Baptist Church. Since his youth, he was a strong supporter of the Sacandaga Bible Conference. He was also a faithful worker with the Gideons, and always carried a Gideon New Testament in his pocket.
Mr. Canary is survived by one son, James (Nancy) Canary of Ephratah; two daughters, Joyce (Alan) Rose of Gansevoort and Janet (David) Henry of North Dakota; two brothers, Donald Canary and Kenneth Canary; two sisters, Shirley Rose and Marilyn Ottendorf; twelve grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild due in October; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marion R. Quackenbush Canary, whom he married on March 19, 1949, and she passed on May 12, 2002.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Little Falls Baptist Church, 555 Albany Street, Little Falls, with visitation one hour prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, April 18, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown.
Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.
Contributions in Warren's memory may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.