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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Saturday October 17th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Marathon Memorial Chapel
Sunday October 18th, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Marathon Memorial Chapel
Sunday October 18th, 2020

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Beverly R. Doty

Beverly R. (Cobb) Doty, 87, of Willet, NY, went home to help Al with the chores on Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Guthrie Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY.

Bev was born in Cincinnatus, NY, on April 16, 1933.  She was the daughter of Merton and Marjorie (Dietrich) Cobb.  Bev was a 1951 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School and married Alvin Doty, Sr., on July 1, 1951, in Cincinnatus.  Bev was a member of the former Willet Methodist Church where she enjoyed playing the piano and organ on Sundays and volunteering at the pancake breakfasts.  She also was a member of the Killawog Methodist Church.  Bev was a longtime employee of Grumman Boats in Marathon, NY.  She attended and volunteered at the Willet/Cincy Sr. Center where she had also served as a former treasurer.  She was a former volunteer for the Cortland County RSVP; and a longtime Willet Republican Committee representative.  Bev’s favorite past time was reading, knitting and crocheting and also donating her items to different organizations.

She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her son, Alvin, Jr. (Sandy) and his wife Anita.  She also leaves behind her loving granddaughter Jennifer (Matthew) Doty-Kemak and grandson, Jeffrey (Amy) Doty.  Her pride and joy are her great-grandchildren, Abigail Kemak, and Madeline and Tucker Doty; a brother, Robert (Gracie) Cobb; special nephew Marty (Joyce) Quarella; many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alvin, Sr.; an infant son, Ronald; and her sister, Barbara Quarella.

The family will be present to receive friends at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon, NY on Saturday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  NY State Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.  Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in place.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. with Fred M.S. Downs officiating.  Burial will be in Willet Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bev may be directed to the Willet Rescue Squad, c/o Margaret Yarnes, P.O. Box 61, Willet, NY 13863.

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A candle was lit in memory of Beverly Doty

Michelle Lee Jul 25 2021 7:31 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. Her youthfulness & her positive energy were always a delight.

The Lees Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry the hear of Bev's passing. Bev was so helpful in many ways we were so glad to have known her. Prayers for the family.
Don and Carolyn Muckey

Donald Muckey Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. What a joy she was to know, Sandy. Our entire family so loved coming to visit you all at the farm (the Cuthbert clan!). It has been too many years since visiting but Bev and Al always made us feel so welcome and so at home. Rest in peace Bev with your Lord and maker. We will miss you.

Bill and Monica Cuthbert

Bill Cuthbert Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

The world lost another great lady! Sorry to hear of Bev's passing.

Valerie Gofkowski Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept my sincere condolences. Beverly made the best pumpkin soup. She was always smiling and was very family oriented. Bob Danoski

Bob Danoski Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

The Dunham family have many wonderful memories of Bev over the years. She was a bright light in the community, and we will remember those many good conversations. We will miss her wonderful smile and loving countenance. A wonderful lady! My condolences to Sandy and Anita, and the Doty family. Bill Dunham

Dunham Family Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

Bev will be so sadly missed by all who knew her strong ways yet gentle heart. She has always been a sounding board and a knitting help when I attempted something challenging for me. The laugh will stay with us. We shared her with our Willet Methodist church family, with her piano playing and helping the church breakfast. Working with her was a joy..........loving her was an even greater one. I will miss you .....but till then. God Bless you into his loving care.

carol Rosati Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

Marty..so sorry to hear of Bev's passing...i met her few times through your Mom...thinking of you at this time...

Marge and Jerry Ballard Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

Bev was one of the most sincere people I have ever known. She was friendly and always willing to help anyone. Her smile would light up any room she entered. Time for her to rest in Al's arms. I thought the world of her.

Shelley Warnow Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

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