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Loren S. LeBarron, 84 Father Of Local Resident, Dies June 19

NEW YORK, June 29 – Loren S. LeBarron, 84, of Stevenson Road, died as dawn was breaking over the farm on Saturday, June 19, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Chapman) LeBarron.

Born Saturday, June 20, 1925 in South Arlington, Vermont, he was one of the 10 children of Melvin J. and Eliza E. (Colby) LeBarron. The family moved to the farm on Stevenson Road and Loren attended Cambridge Union School. After marrying Marilyn on June 25, 1947, the couple moved to the Village of Cambridge then moved back to the farm about 30 years ago.

Mr. LeBarron was a dairy and crop farmer and won many milk quality awards. In 1987, he gave up his dairy herd and considered himself “retired” even though he still grew hay, straw, corn and oats.

He loved the land and in order to preserve the farm for future generations, he and his wife put the farm into the Agriculture Stewardship Association (ASA) several years ago.

He was also involved in several grant programs through the Washington County Cooperative including one for ground nesting birds and Monarch butterfly protection.

Mr. LeBarron was an avid hunter; he hunted deer, turkey and bear.

Along with his wife of 62 years, he is survived by three children, Justine (David) Larado of Linwood, NJ, Timothy (Debora) LeBarron of Poestenkill, NY and Dianne (Robert) Fore of Farmville; three grandchildren, Allison Larado, Mark (Sonya) Larado and Jamie LeBarron; five siblings, Daniel LeBarron of Shaftsbury, VT, Florence Baker and Sue DeMarsico of North Bennington, VT, Olive Chesbro of Cambridge, Janet Burch of Greenwich; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Jayne Marie LeBarron; four siblings, Melvin Jay LeBarron Jr., Ralph LeBarron, Edith Hunt and Bessie Hill.

A celebration of Loren's life was held June 23 at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, Cambridge, with burial at Woodlands Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.