VOLNEY — Samuel Distin, 84, of Volney, passed away Sept. 3, 2019 at University Hospital, Syracuse, due to the injuries sustained from a fire in the family home a month ago.
He was born in Fulton, New York, to the late Delos and Serena (Sherman) Distin and was a life resident.
Mr. Distin was a United States Veteran, having served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was past employed with Nestles, Fulton, for 16 years and retired in 1993 from Alcan, Scriba.
He was a devoted Christian and a member of the Landmark Church, Florida, and Fellowship Baptist Church, Parish.
Mr. Distin enjoyed traveling to Florida and was an avid Yankee fan. He was a family man who was most happy when he was spending time with his family.
He was pre-deceased by his siblings Joyce Wright and Don Distin.
Mr. Distin is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years Marlene Distin of Volney; their four children, Steven (Paula) Distin of Volney, Brad (Laurie) Distin of North Carolina, Barry (Tymberly) Distin of Ohio and Serena (Andy) Shepard of Volney; his brother Milton Distin of Florida; 12 grandchildren, Craig Distin Gregory Distin, Ashlee Hannon, Brad Distin Jr., Rachel Distin, Bryan Distin, Matthew Disitin, Joshua Distin, Amanda Distin, Nicole Shepard, Justin Shepard and Jared Shepard; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. South, Fulton, with Pastor Joe Mann officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney.