Chaffee, Raymeta D.
Raymeta D. Chaffee, 97, of Endicott, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents, Ray E. and Birdie S. (Lloyd) Chaffee; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd R. and Francis C. (Valareo) Chaffee, Hugh and Sybil (Archmoody) Chaffee; nephew, Lloyd Paul Chaffee and niece, Anita S. (Chaffee) Ray. Raymeta is survived by her nephew, Ray E. Chaffee of Newark Valley; niece, Diane B. (Chaffee) Williams of Apalachin; nephew, Karl E. Chaffee of Apalachin; great nephew and care giver, Jeffrey J. Chaffee of Johnson City; special friends, Paul and Gail Jones, Hale Fischbeck; and many other great nieces and nephews. Raymeta was born in Owego, NY on February 24, 1917. The family then moved to Endicott, NY in 1924 where she graduated from Union-Endicott High School, Class of 1933. She took many courses in preparation to fulfill her dreams in becoming a teacher. During this time she worked as a secretary for Ted Lainhart, Mayor of Endicott. She then proceeded to work for the Union-Endicott School District in the capacity of a secretary. Raymeta graduated from the Triple Cities College (now SUNY-Binghamton), Class of 1949 and continued on to receive her Master's Degree in Teaching from Syracuse University, Cum Laude and her Master's Degree in English Education from Middlebury College, Breadloaf School of English. She taught English until her retirement in 1987 after 42 years working for the UE School District. She was an active member of Unity and was well known for her fudge and brownies after the meetings. She loved animals, especially cats, was generous with many local charities and enjoyed a glass of good Irish whiskey. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal. Expression of sympathy can be made in Raymeta's memory to the Animal Care Council, 131 Washington Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760
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Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Aug. 17, 2014