Honor Mission

Sidney W. Utter, Veteran

Oneonta, New York - 19 Feb 2018


The family of Mr. Sidney W. Utter has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his funeral services. Sidney, 76, passed on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Born in Oneonta, Sid attended Charlotte Valley Central School prior to enlisting in the US Army in 1958. During his enlistment, he served a 13 month tour in South Korea, and later joined the New York Guard where he retired in 2012 at the rank of Master Sergeant after 19 years.

Sid worked for the D&H Railroad and as an independent trucker for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Ralph H. Arrandale VFW Post in Sidney, NY.
           Portion of the above narrative was taken from his obituary
           The full obituary can be see here.                

Primary Staging Time: 11:15 A.M.

Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home
14 Grand Street
Oneonta, New York - 13820

Ride Captain:

Don Macomber

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Visitation between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM, followed by funeral services.

Interment will take place in the Spring at the convenience of the family.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Ride Captain

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

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