Jeffrey F. Lawyer
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Lawyer Children, care of Bank of Richmondville
    PO Box 40
    Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Marathon for a Better Life
    PO Box 268
    Warnerville, NY 12187

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Jeffrey F. Lawyer Obituary


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“To Mr. and Mrs. Lawyer and Robert Lawyer and Family: No words can ever express the lost of a love one like Jeffery...I remember meeting Jeff for...Read More »
1 of 68 | Posted by: donald mochrie jr - milan, PA

“Dear Lynn & family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. May you find comfort & peace through our Father God. ...Read More »
2 of 68 | Posted by: Ida Belknap, IIM - Howes Cave, NY

“To the Lawyer Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff will be missed greatly. Marion ”
3 of 68 | Posted by: Marion (Schulte) Floyd - SC

“Lyn, Our deepest sympathies to you and the kids. During this time, we hope you will gain strength from family and friends. We also hope you all...Read More »
4 of 68 | Posted by: Tracy & Bill Cleveland

“Lynn, Thoughts, prayers and strength to you and the family. ”
5 of 68 | Posted by: Tia Proper Coleman - FL

“I am saddened to hear of Jeff passing. Being a retired train dispatcher who worked with Jeff on Conrail and the CSX. I shared many stories about his...Read More »
6 of 68 | Posted by: Warren Thompson - albany, NY

“My deepest sympathy goes to the entire Lawyer family. I grew up with Jeff and Bobby in Richmondville where we went to school together. I'm so sorry...Read More »
7 of 68 | Posted by: Cynthia Cantanucci Rajczak - NY

“Dear Lyn and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Warm regards, Lisa Cardilli ”
8 of 68 | Posted by: Lisa Cardilli - Cobleskill, NY

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff's family, who he was so proud of, and spoke often about. His soft-spoken manner and dry wit will be missed. ”
9 of 68 | Posted by: Karen Kranenburg - Olivebridge, NY

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Lawyer family through this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeffrey will be missed...Read More »
10 of 68 | Posted by: Pamela Bormann - utica, NY

“To the Lawyer Family: We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Jeff~son, brother, husband, father. May you find peace & comfort from your...Read More »
11 of 68 | Posted by: Janet Henzler - Latham, NY

“Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the Lawyer and Bader families. May memories comfort you in times ahead. You are all in our thoughts and...Read More »
12 of 68 | Posted by: Robert and Stephanie (Jandrositz) Tinker - NY

“To the Lawyer Family. My deepest condolences to all of you on Jeffrey's passing. I have great memories from growing up of so many good times spent...Read More »
13 of 68 | Posted by: Don Ventre Jr. - Washington, DC

“Mr. and Mrs. Lawyer and Bob, Ed and Dorothy Campbell's four daughters wish to express their deepest sympathy and condolences in the loss of your...Read More »
14 of 68 | Posted by: Sharon Kasowski - Schenectady, NY

“Jeff was a guy I loved to get paired with on Thursday nights playing in golf league at CCC with a great attidude towards the game and lighthearted...Read More »
15 of 68 | Posted by: andrew noble - cobleskill, NY

“To the Lawyer Family, I am very saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a good friend. I have many good memories of him from school. Please...Read More »
16 of 68 | Posted by: Mark W. Holmes - Culver City, CA

“Mr. and Mrs. Lawyer and Bob - Our my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son and brother. I was saddened to hear of his passing. Although I...Read More »
17 of 68 | Posted by: Glenn Rightmyer - East Aurora, NY

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Jeff's family during this difficult time. ”
18 of 68 | Posted by: Irene & Bruce Pomella - NY

“My deepest condolences to all the Lawyer family on Jeff's passing. I began my train dispatching career training with Jeff's dad; and Jeff started...Read More »
19 of 68 | Posted by: Gordon Smith - Circle Pines, MN

“To Lyn, Haley, Kyle, all family and friends. I am so deeply saddened by the loss of Jeff. We worked as train dispatchers, our friendship was cemented...Read More »
20 of 68 | Posted by: Clint Dawley - East Greenbush, NY

“Jeff's sparkling eyes and snickering smile held so much personality that I feel blessed to have known him. I don't think he realized how much he...Read More »
21 of 68 | Posted by: Theresa Fennessey Corkett - VA

“So sorry to have read about Jeff's passing. I have many fond memories of getting together with Jeff and Bob as youngsters when our families would...Read More »
22 of 68 | Posted by: Mike Carmody and Family - NY

“As so many others, I was saddended to hear of Jeffery's passing. We walked home from school together and I have fond memories of him - his infectous...Read More »
23 of 68 | Posted by: Lesley (Stich) Bidwell - NY

“To the Lawyer Family, I am saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. I have fond memories of Jeff from our years at RCS. He was a fun-loving and nice...Read More »
24 of 68 | Posted by: Deirdre Seip Dibble - Summit, NY

“I want to wish the Lawyer Family my sincerest regrets. Bobby and Mr & Mrs Lawyer I cant imagine your grief of losing a son and brother and husband. ...Read More »
25 of 68 | Posted by: Barry Shephard - NY

“I am saddened by Jeff's passing. How do you say goodbye? I remember his quick smile and friendly ease. He actively participated in life. I cherish...Read More »
26 of 68 | Posted by: Dorine Hanevy - Oswego, NY

“Lynette, Our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Roni and Steve Lampe ”
27 of 68 | Posted by: Roni Lampe

“To The Lawyer Family: My heartfelt condolences to all of you during this difficult time.Very fond memories of Jeff when we were all kids and...Read More »
28 of 68 | Posted by: Lenore Sielaff Sossei - NY

“Jeff was one of my closest childhood friends, growing up next door to each other on Robert Street. We did not have cell phones, computers, or video...Read More »
29 of 68 | Posted by: Mary (English) Pickett - NY

“Jeff seemed to ejoy life to it's fullest and help others at the same time. He helped me acquire my first set of Callaway golf clubs which I will...Read More »
30 of 68 | Posted by: The Betancourts - Nashville, TN

“I always have fond memories of Jeff while at RCS, playing soccer with him, and especially in Boy Scouts. He led by example and he was a man of great...Read More »
31 of 68 | Posted by: Darin Lory - Middletown, NY

“To Lynn, & Jeff's two little ones, Kyle & Haley; I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss... Your faith will help you through this difficult time....Read More »
32 of 68 | Posted by: Bill Kipp - Sloansville, NY

“Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. ”
33 of 68 | Posted by: Philip & Jeanette Colone - Mesa, AZ

“To the family of Jeff Lawyer, Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to you in your time of need. God promised He would never leave us nor...Read More »
34 of 68 | Posted by: Alicia Holm - Greenwood, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs. Lawyer and family. May God be with you. ”
35 of 68 | Posted by: Sandra Boynton Moffitt - NY

“Mr. and Mrs. Lawyer and family My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. I am saddened and shocked beyond belief to hear of the passing of Jeff....Read More »
36 of 68 | Posted by: Rodney Brooker - Cobleskill, NY

“Sorry to hear the passing of Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are with his Family at this time. RIP Jeff. May God Bless You All at this time of sorrow! ”
37 of 68 | Posted by: David Brahm (Otto) - Valatie, NY

“Mr. and Mrs. Lawyer, Bobby & family and Lyn & family, On behalf of the Carmody family, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
38 of 68 | Posted by: The Carmody Family

“IT WAS A TRUE PRIVILEGE TO HAVE JEFF AS A FRIEND AND CO-WORKER. HE KNEW A LITTLE ABOUT EVERYTHING AND WAS ALWAYS READY TO HELP ME OUT TRYING TO FIX...Read More »
39 of 68 | Posted by: grubby grav - slingerlands, NY

“Lynette, We are sorry to learn of Jeffrey's passing. Our prayers are with you. ”
40 of 68 | Posted by: Jack and Peg Lohret - Cobleskill, NY

“Always the gentleman, great man to work with. R.I.P. Jeff. My deepest and sincere condolences to the Family. ”
41 of 68 | Posted by: Rob Antzak - Oriskany, NY

“It was an honor knowing Jeff and working alongside him. He was an excellent train dispatcher and always had time to help out his co-workers. He was...Read More »
42 of 68 | Posted by: bridget hanshe - east durham, NY

“My sincere sympathy and prayers to the Lawyer family.I remember babysitting for Bobby and Jeff as a high school student. I know he is at peace. My...Read More »
43 of 68 | Posted by: Debby Crapser Borucki - NY

“Mr. & Mrs. Lawyer, and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My husband Don, fondly remembers one of his best Richmondville Little League...Read More »
44 of 68 | Posted by: Don & Donna Paquet - NY

“My deepest sympathy to the Lawyer family. I am saddened beyond words. I have many memories of Jeff that make me laugh and smile. I know that is how...Read More »
45 of 68 | Posted by: Mark Veley - Richmondville, NY

“Mr. & Mrs. Lawyer, Bobby, Lyn and families. Saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. I have many fond memories of him during school, all the school...Read More »
46 of 68 | Posted by: Denise Borthwick - Richmondville, NY

“I always enjoyed talking with and working with Jeff. He always put things in perspective, and had a great sense of humor. My deepest condolences to...Read More »
47 of 68 | Posted by: John Quackenbush - Albany, NY

“Deepest Sympathy to the Laywer Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. ”
48 of 68 | Posted by: Debbie Christie Clinton - NY

“I am saddened to hear of Jeff's passing although relieved to know he is no longer suffering. He was such a great guy in highschool. I have so many...Read More »
49 of 68 | Posted by: Kim (Peck) Collins - York, PA

“Lynn, so sorry to hear about Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
50 of 68 | Posted by: Wanda King - North Blenheim, NY

“I had such little time with Aunt Aranka's grandsons my summers in upstate New York but when they were there it was always special. I was younger and...Read More »
51 of 68 | Posted by: Cathy "Halo" Parker - Charlotte, NC

“I pray Christ's peace finds your family. I know it comforts you now. ”
52 of 68 | Posted by: Pasquile Vitetta - Surprise, NY

“Please find a small amount of comfort knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers. With condolences and lots of love, Trudy & Michael Pruiksma ”
53 of 68 | Posted by: Trudy Pruiksma - Cobleskill, NY

“I will miss Jeff very much. I looked forward to talking with him and sharing hunting stories and playing golf and just being around his great dry...Read More »
54 of 68 | Posted by: Timm Shafer - Guilderland, NY

“I am saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a such a big part of all our lives in high school and he made it fun--and memorable. Especially those...Read More »
55 of 68 | Posted by: Dawn Seip Dinovo - Carmel Valley, CA

“To the family of Jeff Lawyer, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Jeff. I worked with Jeff in Selkirk for many years before...Read More »
56 of 68 | Posted by: Joan C. Hydzik - Holly Ridge, NC

“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Jeff. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Please know our...Read More »
57 of 68 | Posted by: Ken Bono and Lucy Hoerle - NY

“Dear Lynn, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss! Most Sincerely, The Hotopps- Ken and Marian ”
58 of 68 | Posted by: Ken and Marian Hotopp

“Dear Mr. & Mrs Lawyer; On behalf of the entire Amell family, please accept our sincere condolences. The loss of a child is so devastating no...Read More »
59 of 68 | Posted by: Kitty and Jim Heiser - NY

“he was a very good friend he will be missed to all who new him.... ”
60 of 68 | Posted by: sven fagergren - Richmondville, NY

“Deepest sympathy to your family, prayers for peace in your heart. So sorry for your great loss. ”
61 of 68 | Posted by: Deb (Terpenning) Ingraham - NY

“Lynn and Family. Jeff and I are so sorry to read of the passing of this wonderful man. Know that others are thinking of you during this time and if...Read More »
62 of 68 | Posted by: Kelly Sperbeck - Richmondville, NY

“I knew Jeffrey back in the day when I spent summers at my grandmother's house in Richmondville, hanging out at the town pool. So sorry to hear of...Read More »
63 of 68 | Posted by: Andrea Markley - Clifton Park, NY

“To Jeffs family, I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. My thoughts and prayers to all of you at this time. ”
64 of 68 | Posted by: Richard Frank - St Petersburg , FL

“Dear Lynn and Family,You are all in our thought and prayers. ”
65 of 68 | Posted by: Mary Massarotti - Cobleskill, NY

“So very sorry for your loss and may the promise of an eternal home with Jesus bring you comfort at this time. ”
66 of 68 | Posted by: Holly Simpson Massarotti - NY

“Dear Lynn, Haley & Kyle ~ I am so very very sorry for your loss. I pray for you that your warm memories, photographs, and loving family and friends...Read More »
67 of 68 | Posted by: Sharon L. Aernecke Aitchison - NY

“Words can't express how saddened I am to hear of Jeff's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. ”
68 of 68 | Posted by: Denise Gault- Frith - Delanson, NY


Cobleskill - Jeffrey F. Lawyer, 48, passed away at home on February 22, 2013 after a brief, but courageous fight against pancreatic cancer with his family at his side. Born in Cobleskill, on September 26, 1964, he was an area resident all his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing, as well as, spending time with family.

He was the younger son of Robert R. and Aranka (Vincze) Lawyer, Sr. of Richmondville. He graduated in 1982 from the former Richmondville Central School. He attended North Country Community College and SUNY Cortland. Jeff was employed by CSX Transportation in Selkirk as a train dispatcher, and previously with the D&H Railroad and Conrail. He was a member of the Cobleskill Golf and Country Club and the Richmondville Fish and Game Club. He was a lifelong member of Bobs' Lodge Hunting and Fishing Club.

Jeff is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Lynette S.B. Lawyer of Cobleskill, whom he married on August 30, 1997 in Cobleskill; loving children, daughter Haley 7, and son Kyle 4; his parents, Robert and Aranka Lawyer, Sr. of Richmondville; his brother, Robert Lawyer, Jr. of Tupper Lake; his grandmother, Muriel Ross of Oneonta; his mother-in-law, Carol Bader (Ron Erb) of Seward; his father-in-law, Conrad Bader of Albany; his sister-in-law, Janice Bader of Massachusetts; and his brother-in-law, Michael Brizzee of Cobleskill. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and two nieces and two nephews: Robert Lawyer, III and Amber Lawyer of Tupper Lake and Kimberly and Jason Brizzee of Cobleskill. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Frank and Aranka Vincze of Laurens and Dorothy Fedyk of Seward; and his sister-in-law, Julie Brizzee of Cobleskill.

Jeff will be missed by all who knew him.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 138 Washington Ave., Cobleskill with Gary Surman officiating. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the church on Tues. from 3 to 5 PM and 6 to 8 PM. A time of remembrance will be held at 7:30 PM Tues. during visitation. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marathon for a Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187, Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. 795 E. Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043, or to the Memorial Fund for Haley and Kyle Lawyer (c/o Lawyer Children, Bank of Richmondville, PO Box 40, Cobleskill, NY 12043) or checks payable to Haley Lawyer or Kyle Lawyer (c/o Kevin Kelly, Janney Montgomery Scott, 8 Southwoods Boulevard, Suite 303, Albany, NY 12211).

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh.