T. Albert Farnsworth

CAMDEN - T. Albert Farnsworth, 69, of Harden Boulevard, former Camden village trustee and president of Farnsworth Envelope Company, died Wednesday, July 24, 1985, at his home after a brief illness.

He was born July 6, 1916, in Camden, a son of Almon M. and Florence Low Farnsworth. He married Marion Bryant on June 3, 1939, in St. John’s Church. He was a graduate of Camden High School and Syracuse University in 1938.

He started his employment in 1839 with the A. M. Farnsworth Envelope Company, and became a partner with his father and brother until his father retired, at which time he became a co-partner with his brother, Almon G. Farnsworth. He served in the Navy as a Lieutenant, senior grade, from 1942 to 1945. Following military service, he returned to the partnership until it dissolved in 1955, when he set up the corporation known as Farnsworth Envelope Company, dealing in the manufacture and distribution of church offering envelopes. He was president of the corporation until he retired in July 1981.

Mr. Farnsworth was a charter member and past president of the Camden Chamber of Commerce, a past president of the Camden Rotary Club, and a past commander of the Arthur S. Moran Post of the American Legion.

Mr. Farnsworth was a member of St. John’s Church and had served as a trustee for over 30 years. A former director of the Catholic Charities Board of the Syracuse Diocese, he served three terms as a trustee on the Camden village board. He was a past president of the Fort Stanwix Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Teugega Country Club and the McConnellsville Golf and Country Club. He was a past president of the Offering Envelope Association. In 1972, he received the Citizen of the Year award from the Camden Chamber of Commerce and in 1978 he received the Roses for the Living award from the Camden Rotary Club. He was also a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Fort Stanwix Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Bryant J. “Jerry” Farnsworth of Camden; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Church. Burial will be in the parish.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Camden Funeral Home, 50 Taberg St. Memorials may be made to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, P.O. Box 81, Washington, D.C. 20044, or Unity Acres of Orwell.

REPRINTED from the "Rome Daily Sentinal", Rome, NY, Wednseday, July 24, 1985, Volume 104.


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