Sheldon P. Prince, age 84, of Beaver Dams went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY. Sheldon was born May 2, 1932 in Corning to Percy J. Prince and Margaret M. Errett. Sheldon married Marion Sepelak on June 7, 1952. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion on December 8, 2013 and his son, Keith on April 6, 2014.
He served in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from Corning Inc. and was the past chief and longtime member of the Tompkins Corners Volunteer Fire Dept. He will be remembered as a loving and caring father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He will be deeply missed by his family and numerous friends.
He is survived by four children: Kathy (Ron) Moore, Teresa (George) Bedell, Jenny (Les) Hall, Tommy Prince; sister: Shelain Newell; daughter in law: Debbie Prince; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and his two cats, Missy and Sissy.
Sheldon was also predeceased by siblings, Sherita, Sherrill and Sherwin.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 12:30pm-2:30pm. A funeral service will immediately follow calling hours with Rev. Jon Pitman officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.