David C. Hepworth

David C. Hepworth, 60, of Rome, passed away on December 8, 2011 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Rome on March 16, 1951, the son of David J. and Marguerite Denslow Hepworth. David received his education in the Rome schools and was a member of the graduating R.F.A. class of 1970. He was formerly married to Michele Parkhurst.

David enjoyed the outdoors. In his younger years, fishing and hunting were his favorite pastimes. Due to health issues, hunting became a memory and fishing remained a joy. Fridays were always a special day as he ate breakfast with the men’s bible group from the Redeeming Love Fellowship Church. David formerly was employed by ConMed and prior to that for many years was employed by Revere Copper and Brass and Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste.

Surviving are his daughter, Amanda Hepworth of Camden; sisters Daphne and William Micklovic, N.J., Sheila and Frank Hawkins, Jr., FL, Rita and Frank Sarasy, Ilion, Valerie Cummings, Rome, and Jane and Walter Guiney, Herkimer; brothers Calvin and Angie Hepworth and John and Teri Hepworth, both of Rome. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Samuel and H. Stewart.

The family would like to thank Rome Hospital, doctors, nurses and staff for their care and compassion.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Redeeming Love Fellowship Church, Stittville. Interment in Townsend Cemetery, Stittville. Friends may call at the Strong and Burns Funeral Home, 401 N. George St. on Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.

In consideration of David’s illness and inability to work, his family will gratefully accept donations from those wishing to do so to help defray the cost of his funeral.