Olney (Bud) Elton Exton

Farmington, NY

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather


Olney E. Exton passed away peacefully on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 93. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years Cherie Burcroff Exton; his parents, Walter Thomas and Mary Inez (Elliott) Exton; step mother Lena Exton; brother Earl Exton, sisters and brothers-in-law Grace (Frank) Aldridge and Olive (Elmer) Holtz.


He is survived by sons, Richard (Linda) Exton, William (Beth) Exton and James (Jenny) Exton; seven grandchildren, Amy Exton-Delph, Betsy Exton, Heather (Brian) Exton-Allen, Dawn Exton, Amber Exton, Megan Exton and David Exton; five great grandchildren Stephen, Gage, Bryce, Brayden and Harper; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law Betty Bagshaw.


Bud was born in Farmington, NY. He grew up working on the family farm and was proud to have attended the one room school house. He drove truck for the Town of Farmington prior to working 47 years for Russell O. Adams and Donald Jeffrey. Many will recall him working in retirement at Chase’s Farms pruning fruit trees, driving a tractor to the strawberry patch and welcoming everyone with a smile.


Bud taught his family many things and he was not afraid of hard work. He always had time to help a friend and he had many friends. Especially all his neighbors, whom he loved very much, in the hamlet of Mertensia.


The family would like to thank the staff at Aaron Manor who extended Bud great care and became a wonderful part of his family.


In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Memorial Fund, First United Methodist Church, 106 East Main St, Victor, NY 14564.


Visitation will be held Friday October 12th 4-8 p.m. at Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home (26 Maple Ave Victor, NY). Bud’s Funeral Service will be held Saturday October 13th 2 p.m. at Victor United Methodist Church (106 East Main St. Victor, NY). Interment will be private at Farmington Friends Cemetery.




  1. Bud Exton and his sweet wife, Cherie, were like another set of parents to Ed and I when we moved next door to them, 47 years ago. They were always so kind and selflessly giving of themselves. They helped us in so many ways and our four children named “Aunt” Cherie the BEST chocolate chip cookie baker in Farmington. Their true “old country” neighborly ways and both their beautiful smiles will never be forgotten by the Wheeler Family. RIP, dear Uncle Bud!!!

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