Milton E. Fitch


Milton E. Fitch, 65, of Walton, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness.

Born May 6, 1955, in Walton, he was a son of the late Ebenezer and Joyce Wood Fitch.

Milton was born and raised on Bobs Brook Road, working on his parents diary farm for many years. He worked his whole life to provide for his family, starting at the East Branch Foundry, was a laborer for S.J. Bailey & Sons, long time delivery driver for Bern Furniture, managed Aiello’s Shake Shop and finally retired from Big M in Walton as the dairy manager. Milton loved spending time with his beloved children, grandchildren and friends.

Survivors include his wife Melora M. Fitch of Walton; children Tammy VanDyke (Snapper) of Franklin, Wayne Fitch (Juli) of Chenango Forks, Debra Turner (Jim) of Clifton Springs, and Scott Fitch of Walton; brother Ken Fitch of Walton; grandchildren Morgan, Miranda, Kenzie, Tyler, Keagan, Brandon, Jaelin, Nate, Megan, Lyndsey, Andy and Nevaeh and great-grandchildren Blake, Jade, Memphis, Kenleigh, Oakley and Ava. 

Milton is predeceased by his first wife and soulmate Verna Fitch, who passed away on Oct. 10, 2015; brother Eben “Butch” Fitch and his sister-in-law Linda Fitch.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 5-7 p.m. at Courtney Funeral Home. A graveside service to celebrate Milton’s life will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. at Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton, with Bert More officiating. Social distancing guidelines must be met, and face masks are required.

Memorial donations in Milton’s memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 22445, New York, NY 10087-2445.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message for Milton’s family, visit his online tribute at


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