Raymond H. Sellick, Sr.

November 14, 1934 ~ November 26, 2020 (age 86)

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Cobleskill- Raymond H. Sellick Sr., 86, died Thursday, November 26, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born November 14, 1934 in Esperance, NY, he was the son of Harry J. and Mildred (Williams) Sellick.

Ray joined the United States Army in 1954 and served his country for two years before receiving an honorable discharge. Following his years of service, Ray worked for General Electric for several years before owning and operating his farm in Howes Cave.  He then worked as a heavy equipment operator for the NYS DOT in Cobleskill until his retirement.  After his retirement, Ray trucked cattle for many years and was well known in the farming community throughout Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys. He also owned and showed his beloved Percheron and Belgian horses. He was a member of the EDRA.

During his retirement, Ray took a memorable five-day trip in a horse-drawn covered wagon that he built himself. He started in Hyndsville and travelled 70-miles, about 12 to 14 miles a day. He only made necessary stops and at night he would be hosted by Amish families.

Forever cherishing his memories are his children: Candi (Keith) Whitaker of Troy, NY, and their children: Brian and Brandon Whitaker, Raymond (Chris) Sellick Jr. of Cobleskill, NY, and children: Fanesia Vanscoy and Jaesen Sellick, Steven (Laura) Sellick of Boynton Beach, FL, and their children: Steven and Jaden Sellick, Robert Cohn of Cobleskill, NY and his son, Mason Cohn; his sisters: Pauline Putnam of Sloansville, NY and Dorothy DeBevoise of Massachusetts; his brother, Russell Sellick of Richmondville, NY, seven great-grandchildren: Evie and Ethan Vanscoy, Caleb and Gabriel Sellick, Jaxson, Kai, and Max Whitaker; and his best friend for many years, Joyce Sellick.

Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation to be held from 3PM to 6PM Friday, December 4, 2020 at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm Street, Cobleskill, NY. A private service with military honors will be held for the family. Covid-19 guidance will be followed with everyone wearing face masks and practicing social distancing.

Memorable contributions can made in Ray’s memory to Helios Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY, 13820.

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December 4, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043


Helios Care
297 River Street Service Road Suite 1, Oneonta NY 13820
Tel: 1-607-432-5525

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