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Obituary for Edward G. Barhite Jr.

Edward G. Barhite Jr., 74 of Homer, NY passed away peacefully at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center with his son by his side on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Born May 11, 1946 in Cortland, NY, he was the son of the late Edward and Neva Sovocool Barhite Sr. Ed lived in Groton for 45 years and then in Cortland for several years with his late wife before spending the last several years living with his son and his family in Homer, NY. He was an active member of the Groton Community Church for many years. He worked over 20 years at Smith Corona before the plant closed. He went on to earn a Degree in Business at TC3 College. He spent many years on the Groton School Board and drove bus for the school district for several years. Ed enjoyed spending time Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing, Camping, Gardening, all outdoor activities and traveling. He always enjoyed a family tradition of Chicken BBQ’s. Ed was a graduate of Moravia Central School and enjoyed participating in class reunions for many years. Another interest he had was spending time researching his and his wife’s Family Tree. He also loved spending time with his Family and Friends. Ed is survived by his loving son Edward Barhite III (Shelly); his daughter Lisa Barhite (Polly); his daughter Kim Barhite (Jan); seven grandchildren Matt, Katelyn, Nick, Erica, Rachel, Shea, Edward IV, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Ed was predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Arlene F. “Sue” Barhite, and his brother Dale (Mary) Barhite Sr. The family will be having services in the Spring. Arrangements and details will be made through Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams Street, Groton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Groton Community Church, 204 E. Cortland St. Groton, NY 13073 Online condolences may be left at