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Hamilton, NY 13346
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Owen Fortnam

Owen R. Fortnam

February 7, 2007 - February 20, 2019
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Owen R. Fortnam, 12, of Fitch Rd., Hubbardsville, NY, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica following a sledding accident.
Owen was born February 7, 2007 in New Hartford, NY, a son of Scott P. and Shana L. Pierson Fortnam. Owen was a happy, loving and energetic boy with an amazing sense of humor, loving to make others laugh. He was a sixth-grade student at the Memorial Park Elementary School in Waterville where he was in the Art Club and played the French horn in the marching and concert bands. He was an outstanding student, consistently on the honor role, receiving merit awards and compliments from the wonderful teachers and principal that he so admired. He was a member of the Boy Scout Troop 108. Scouting was an important part of his life, where he received support and encouragement, made many friends and enjoyed all the aspects of being a Boy Scout. Owen loved camping, fishing and kayaking, especially at Rollins Pond in the Adirondacks with his family and friends. Together with his brother, he enjoyed playing games, legos, drawing, crafts and playing outdoors. He loved his pet fish, horses and dogs, enjoyed dog training sports.
Surviving are his parents, Scott and Shana; a brother, Chayce, at home; grandparents, Robert and Diane Fortnam of Oriskany; Sheila Pasiak of Hubbardsville; David Crouch of Madison; and Catherine Pierson of North Brookfield; aunts, Denise Morse of Cold Brook; Amber Pasiak of Brooklyn; and Jordyn Pasiak of Portland, OR.
Funeral Services will be held at 11am Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, Kloster & Northrop Memorial Chapel, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-7pm.
Owen’s family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Slocum Dickson Urgent Care and St. Elizabeth’s Trauma Center for their care and compassion.
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  • Visitation

    February 24, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    February 24, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Kloster & Northrop Memorial Chapel at Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home
    210 East Main Street
    WATERVILLE, NY 13480
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  • Funeral Service

    February 25, 2019 | 11:00am
    February 25, 2019 11:00am
    Kloster & Northrop Memorial Chapel at Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home
    210 East Main Street
    WATERVILLE, NY 13480
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Roger Williams


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Toni Klemm, Barb, Earl, and Liza Silverstein

Posted at 03:33pm
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Donna Setrella

Posted at 11:46am
To the Family & Friends of "Scout Owen Fortnam",
We know of each other but my heart breaks for all of you for the loss of your son Owen. Please accept my love, hugs, support, prayers & healing energies, as you all continue on your grief journeys. He has earned many badges, but now has earned the biggest of all, his WINGS & flies high amongst the entire Angelic Realm , keeping forever watch over all of you.
There are no words that can be said to ease your pain, but l can leave you with, that it is yours and you feel it however you feel it, for however long ... its in YOUR TIME, one second ... one minute ... one day at a time.
Donna Setrella

Donna Setrella Posted at 11:47am

We don't know each other, please accept my condolences. Donna S.

Sheri Brennan

Posted at 10:14am
To our dear student Owen, you will remain in our hearts "forever young". We will never forget you. Rest in peace sweet boy. Love, Mrs. Brennan & Mrs. Evans, MPS Office staff

Zoe Proper

Posted at 08:36am
I did not know Owen but I can feel his energy from his smile in his photo and from what he enjoyed I can tell I admire who he was. He sounds like such a wonderful person who made his part of the world a better place - it seems obvious he was a very special person. There is no doubt his spirit will resonate with everyone he touched for a very long time. The world needed him in it so we are all blessed he was here. I am so sorry for the pain your family and friends are feeling now and am hugging my children a little tighter. My prayers and love are with you all. Zoe Proper

Natalie Cleary

Posted at 07:51am
I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to Fortnam family.

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