Clifton E Freeland Obituary

Date of Birth:

Sunday, November 15th, 1931

Date of Death:

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Funeral Home:

Bender, Brown & Powers Funeral Home
354 Canisteo Street
Hornell, New York, UNITED STATES


Clifton E. Freeland


Clifton E. Freeland, 79, of 800 State Rte 21, passed away Wednesday (February 2, 2011) at St. James Mercy Hospital, NY surrounded by his family.

Born in Town Of Greenwood, November 15, 1931, the son of Otto J. and Alta Teribury Freeland, he had resided in Ohio for about 5 years, and in this area the rest of his life. Cliff was a graduate of Alfred State College and had been employed as an engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation for 33 years prior to his retirement. He had served his country as a member of the U.S. Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict. He was a life member and past governor of the Hornell Moose Lodge, former member of the Hornell Eagles Club, and a former scout master of Almond Troop 26, Boy Scouts of America. Cliff was the owner and creator of “Crafts By Cliff”, a woodworking business he operated out of his home, specializing in wishing wells, picnic tables and all kinds of wood crafts. He drove for 20 years for Wilkins RV’s. The family wishes to thank all of Cliff’s loyal customers over the years. Cliff and his wife Esther enjoyed traveling; attended 3 World Fairs, and countless visits to both Disney Parks. Cliff and his wife enjoyed wintering in Florida for several years and especially the many vacations taken with his family.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Esther Lewis Freeland, 2 sons, Timothy and Michael Freeland, as well as one brother, George Freeland.

He is survived by 2 daughters- Linda (Robert) Lockwood of Hornell, Annette (Carey Demgen) Freeland of Almond, 2 sons- Dale (Lura) Freeland of Canisteo and Jeffery (Connie) Freeland of Almond, 13 grandchildren, Troy (Tracy) Freeland, Mark (Tracey) Freeland, Patrick (Kate) Freeland, Barbara Freeland, Eric Cushman, Jessica (Tom) Dobell, Michelle (D.J. Freeman) Allen, Josh Lockwood, Stewart Sanford, Angela Allen, Alicia(Joe) Miller, Michael Freeland, Nichole Freeland, and Jennifer Freeland as well as Misty Bleu Lockwood and Shawn Allen, 28 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild and his beloved “Foster Cats”, Jellybean, Rollo, Mounds, and Wanderer.

To send a remembrance to the family, please visit The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director.

The family will be present 2-4 & 7-9 PM Saturday and Sunday at the Bender - Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St, Hornell. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM, Rev. Kenneth Chroniger officiating. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery.

Friends may make memorial contributions to: The Hornell Area Humane Society, Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843, The American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, The American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, or to the charity of the donors choice.

Clifton Freeland
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