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Celebration of Life to be held on October 6 for Shawn Farmer, 51

Shawn Farmer

Shawn Peter Farmer of Jay, NY, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at his home following a courageous two year battle with Glioblastoma. His family and friends were at his side at the time, and have been every day since his surgery in 2010.

Shawn was born on February 25, 1961 in Utica, NY, to William and Marguerite (Matera) Farmer of Old Forge. Shawn is the youngest of four sons.

Shawn grew up in Old Forge, attending the Town of Webb Schools and continued his education at Paul Smith’s College in Saranac Lake.

Shawn and his wife, Ann Ritz Murphy Farmer, have resided for several years in the Lake Placid area with their children.

Shawn has worked as a ski patrolman at Whiteface Mountain since 1989, and has skied more vertical in the past 23 years than most people will ski in their lifetime.

Following his surgery, Shawn returned to the mountain to continue his service there with follow-up by his medical providers, the support from his family, co-workers and staff at the mountain, and with the determination he carried to fight through his illness.

Shawn has also worked building golf courses throughout the country with Hubbell Construction. Continue reading

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