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Celebration of Life Jerry Yerman

CANASTOTA - Jerry R. Yerman, 57, of Whitelaw Road West, Canastota, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at his home, following a lengthy illness.He was born on May 9, 1961, in Rome, the son of the late Rowell and Virginia (Burke) Yerman.Jerry spent his early years in Rome and Verona. He attended the Rome schools, and graduated from VVS High School in 1979. Jerry has lived in Oneida and Canastota most of his life.He loved music, and has been a talented musician, singer, and songwriter most of his life. Jerry previously worked at CBI in Rome.Surviving are: two brothers, Fred A. Yerman of Rome, and Brian R. Yerman of Boone, NC; one sister, Linda M. Jackson of Rome. Jerry was deeply loved by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and his dog, Mojo.A gathering of his family and friends will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the American Legion Post #169, 398 N. Main Street, Oneida, NY. Spring burial will be in Verona Cemetery. Arrangements are under the supervision of the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota. In his memory, contributions may be made to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association, Inc., PO Box 535, Canastota, NY 13032. J. HOMER BALL FUNERAL HOME, INC. Canastota A Trust 100 Family Owned Funeral Home



Celebration of Life Rick Rickmond

Richard K. Richmond passed away Sunday, July 1 2018, peacefully at home with his family by his side.Rick was born and raised in Oneida, N.Y. and graduated from Oneida High School in 1982. He then worked for 17 years at Oneida Limited before becoming a corrections officer for New York State. Rick retired from NYSCO after 17 years of service.Rick was first and foremost a devoted family man and loved taking family vacations together. He also loved riding his Harley and would make sure to stop and eat at the best restaurants along the ride. He was also a passionate bass player from a very young age and was in his first band at 16 and was fondly referred to as the Bassman! Rick will be remembered most as a kind soul who was always willing to listen and give wonderful advice. As he always used to say, "It is what it is." May he be reunited with his dad drinking a beer on the sun porch.

Celebration of Life Kevin Meacham



Celebration of Life Kevin Meacham

SHERMAN, TEXAS >> Kevin John Meacham, formerly of Oneida, N.Y. died July 13, 2013 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas after a brief illness at the age of 52.
Kevin was born Feb. 13, 1961 in Oneida, N.Y., the son of Carlton Edward and Sonya Ann Meacham. He married Mary Beth Winn also formerly from Oneida in 1983. He was a graduate of Oneida High School in 1979 and then joined the United States Marine Corp in 1980 where he proudly served four years upon receiving the Honorable Discharge in 1984.
Kevin was self-employed until 2012 working as a sales agent in the apparel industry. Recently he was employed by Bank of America in Dallas, Texas until his death. 
Kevin loved music which became his great passion. He was known as one of the elite drummers among his musical colleagues. While living in Central New York he and his wife Mary were members of several bands, and one of Central New York's favorite, Ardent. Last summer Mary and Kevin reunited with longtime band member Roy Coston to play in front of over 500 of their loyal fans back in Oneida.
Kevin is survived by his first and only love Mary; his daughter Carly age 20 also from Sherman, Texas; sisters Carlene and her husband Matt Herboldt of Colchester, Conn., Pat and her husband Dick White, of Oneida, N.Y., Lou Anne Brennan of Oneida, N.Y.; and brothers Kim and his wife Ingrid Meacham of Plano, Texas, Ed and Paula Meacham of Sherman, Texas, several nieces and nephews.
Kevin is preceded in death by father, Carl Meacham, mother, Sonya Meacham and sister, Terry Meacham. 
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Jack's or Better on Lake Road in Oneida. Friends are invited. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Coolican-McSweeney Funeral Home, Oneida, N.Y.

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