Leslie C. Day, Jr.

1938 - 2023

MILFORD – Leslie Calvin Day, Jr., 85, of Milford, passed away early Monday morning, October 16, 2023, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. 

He was born May 19, 1938, at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, one of 10 children of Leslie Calvin Day, Sr. and Agnes Alene (Daniels) Day. 

Raised in Cooperstown, he attended Cooperstown High School and graduated with the Class of 1956.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1960 until 1962. 

For many years Leslie worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, with the majority of his career spent with the Norwich Post Office. 

He was an avid gardener and enjoyed nature around his 18-acre woodland homestead. He loved his many pets, especially his dog, Nicky. 
Leslie is survived by his devoted and long-time partner, Joan Wilbur of Cooperstown; a sister-in-law, Joan McLean Day of Fly Creek; and many nieces and nephews. He is further survived by Joan’s siblings, Lois Augenstein and husband, Paul of Rochester, and Herbert W. Wilbur and wife, Rose of Jupiter, Florida, and their families. 

A Funeral Service will be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, Cooperstown, with the Rev. Paul R. Messner officiating. The Service of Committal and Burial will follow in Fly Creek Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Susquehanna SPCA, 5082-5088 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY  13326. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.