Belmont, NY - Oliver L. Cline, age 88, of the Baker Valley Road passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 one day short of his 89th birthday at the Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born on December 6, 1928 in the Town of Ward to Emmitt and Gladys Ward Cline. On May 3, 1952 in Angelica he married Doris Harloff who survives.
Oliver was a lifelong farmer. He was first a dairy farmer and when he sold his herd he wanted to keep busy so he raised beef cattle and later sheep. He was a lifelong hunter who was a hardworking man with a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife Doris; a son Kenneth (Kathy) Cline of Belmont; a daughter, Stella (Bob) Dewey of Belmont; a sister, Bethel McKee of Pennsylvania; 3 grandchildren, Craig (Erin) Cline of Scio, Karen (Phil) Gallmann of Angelica, and Heather (Ken Muto) Dewey of Big Flats; 4 great grandchildren, Alex and Lillian Cline, and Cory and Sophie Bolzan; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Norman, Keith, and Homer Cline and a sister, Lucille Bliven.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. A funeral service will be held on Friday in the funeral home at 11am with Deacon Frank Pasquale presiding with burial in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. Memorial contributions in Oliver’s name may be made to the Amity Rescue Squad. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.