2016-08-10 / Obituaries

Thomas P. Lakin

Thomas P. Lakin, 72, Sidney, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at the Tri-town Regional Hospital in Sidney.

He was born with his twin sister, Priscilla, on Jan. 14, 1944, to the late Harry and Veronica (Dominger) Lakin. They were the first set of twins born in The Hospital in Sidney. Tom graduated from Walton Central School in 1964. He married Rae Ann Bound in 1967 in Walton and he worked in the experimental department at the Amphenol Corp. in Sidney for 48 years, retiring in 2013. Tom was also a union steward for many years.

Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling, but he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived his devoted wife, Rae Ann, Sidney; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Christopher Byrnes, Sidney; son and daughter- in- law, Thomas and Cristie Lakin Jr., Manchester, Ky.; and son, Daniel Lakin, Sevierville, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Brandon and Madison Lakin and their mother, Sue Adams, Whitehouse, Tenn.; Chelsi and Jordan Byrnes, Sidney; Haven and Peyton Lakin, Manchester, Ky.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Bonnie Lakin, Sidney Center; Dick and Lorie Lakin, Norwich; sisters and brothers-in-law, Veronica and Bill Johnston, Sidney; Harriett Demarest, Rome; Anne and Harold Scott, Masonville; and Betsy and Bill Jester, Meridale; brother-in-law, John Rutherford, Walton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his twin sister, Priscilla.

Friends called Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 4-7 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held today, Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 15 Liberty St. Sidney, with Fr. Bernard Osei Ampong officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Sidney.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney Emergency Squad, 21 Liberty Street, Sidney, NY 13838 or the Masonville Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 362 Masonville, NY 13804.

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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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