Link Obituaries Obituaries of Link Retirees

Barton D. Uplinger

of Windsor

Barton D. Uplinger, 77, of Ouaquaga Mountain, Windsor, died at 9:36 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2009 at his home. He was predeceased by his wife, Lela Uplinger. He is survived by his three sons & daughters-in-law, George Uplinger, Tim and Lynne Uplinger, Steve and Amy Uplinger, all of Windsor; 5 great grandchildren, Courtney, Caitlyn, Chad, Clay and Jenni; 3 great grandchildren, Dylan, Madisyn & Jaymes; 4 brothers, Ed, Wes, Guy and John; 2 sisters, Millie and Winnie and also several nieces and nephews. He was a retired employee of Singer-Link Corp, an Army veteran of Korea and a member of the American Legion Post 571 in Windsor.

Private Funeral Services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home, 69-71 Maple Street, Harpursville at the convenience of the family.


Harold Cash Muckey

of Johnson City

Harold Cash Muckey, 83, of Johnson City, died on November 23, 2009 at Wilson Hospital. He was predeceased by his wives, Catherine and Alberta; sisters, Rose, Doris and Pearl; brother, Leslie. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Patty McKey of Florida; daughter, Clara Matias, Ann Bezek and friend, Bob, Mary Rozboril and Eric, Dorothy Lomanaco and Patrick, William Balshuweit and Lisa; brother, Leland Muckey; grandchildren, Melissa, Vickie, Jennifer, Jim, Zack, Andrew, Luke, Molly, Amanda, Ashley, Billy and Chris; great-granddaughter, Jackie. He retired from Link Aviation after 30 years. He and his wife provided in home adult care for many years and worked for Dunn Electric for 17 years and up to his illness.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main Street, Johnson City. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Barber Memorial Home.



Anatole Gregory Babykin, Sr.

of Apalachin

Anatole Gregory Babykin, Sr. of Apalachin, NY, passed away November 23rd at Binghamton General Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Edna; his daughter, Gayle; and two sons, Gregory Jr. (Melissa) and Gary (Michelle); four granddaughters, Anastacia, Ashley, Adrian and Avery. He is also survived by a brother, Gregory V. Babykin; and a sister, Julianna McAllister; and many nieces and nephews. He was born in Turkey on November 28th, 1922 as his parents, Gregory J. and Tatiana Babykin, were waiting to immigrate into the United States after leaving Russia. Greg served his country during WWII, as a bombardier in the 7th USAAF, 26th Bomber Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group Heavy, serving in the Pacific Theatre aboard the B-24 Liberator “Jeeter Bug.” Major Babykin (Ret) received the Distinguished Flying Cross for “heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight” amongst other service awards. He was called back to duty during the Korean War, and later served in the Army National Guard for a military service of approximately 30 years. Upon release from active duty in November 1945, Greg returned to Duke University and received his degree in electro-mechanical engineering. He went on to work locally for General Electric, Singer-Link, and NASA as a quality control engineer before working in various government program management positions for the Apollo Space Program, AWACS and various war fighter systems. He continued as a consultant after retirement. He was a member of the VFW Post No 1371 in Owego and Post 11, 27th Division Assoc.

A memorial service will be held at the family's convenience, details to be announced, at Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 210 Hill Ave., Endicott, NY 13760. The family asks that any memorial donations be made in memory of Greg to either his church, or the Apalachin Emergency Squad, 230 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin, NY 13732.


Willis "Tommy" George Thompson

of Kattelville

Willis “Tommy” George Thompson, 76, of Oak Hill Road, Kattelville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at his home. Tommy was born in Binghamton on September 20, 1933, son of late Willis Harold Thompson and Elsie Elizabeth Ripperger. He attended The United States Coast Guard Academy and graduated from Penn State with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to earn this NY Professional Engineering License. His engineering career encompassed Singer Link and IBM, Endicott. He and his wife traveled to several places around the world and throughout the United States. He enjoyed relaxing at his summer cottage on Petonia Lake, Greene. Tommy had a broad interest in history, music, the Tall Ships and preserving family genealogies. He was an active member of Valley Cotillion Dance Club, Smithville Historical Society, IBM Quarter Century Club, Greater Binghamton Friendship Force, and the Kattelville Chenango Senior Citizens. He attended Valley Christian Reformed Church and Smithville Center Methodist Church. He was predeceased by his half brother, Garry R. Thompson. Survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Edele; daughter, Tamalene “Tammy” Frances Foutris of Rochester, NY, and her sons, Evangelos and Theophanis; daughter, Laurie Lee and husband, Keith Harrington and their children, Bethany and Erin of Rochester, NY; and son, Trevor Willis and wife, Ann Thompson and their daughter, Olivia of Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Valley Christian Reformed Church, 1452 River Road, Binghamton, NY 13901.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Valley Christian Reformed Church, 1452 River Road, Kattelville. Rev. Dr. Keith Harrington and Rev. Paul Walley will officiate. Burial will be in Sylvan Cemetery, Greene. The family will receive friends at the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home Inc., 71 Main St., Binghamton on Friday from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Ernest H. Parsons

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