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The Telegram
  • James A. Bedat

  • James A. Bedat, age 60, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, May 14, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica.

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  • James A. Bedat, age 60, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, May 14, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica.
    He was born on May 11, 1953, in Danbury, Conn., son of the late Albert and Ethel Ritchie Bedat. He was raised and educated in Conneticut and graduated from Newtown High School. Since 1990, he had resided in Herkimer and had worked for Folts Homes, retiring in 2010.
    Jim was a social person who enjoyed being around people. He was known as a great jokester who enjoyed telling witty stories. He will be greatly missed.
    Surviving are two sisters, Deborah Bates and Lynn Bedat, both of Herkimer; a special aunt, Anne Newmark, of Torrington, Conn.; and several cousins.
    The family will be present at Folts Homes Chapel, 104 N. Washington St., on Wednesday, May 22, at 1 p.m. for a celebration of his life. Pastor Cathy Lee will officiate. Interment will be private.
    Funeral arrangements are with Fenner Funeral Home, Herkimer.
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