David A. Palmer, Sr.


David A. Palmer, Sr. 82, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY on April 26, 1938 to David Ira Palmer and Marjorie Merchant Palmer.

David and his wife Diane owned and operated Pine Meadows Farm in Amsterdam. He also worked for the Town of Charlton Highway Department and VanPatten Builders.

David attended all the county fairs where he visited the cow barns and enjoyed his favorite treat ice cream. He also enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Mohawk Valley Cat and Coon Club and bowled in the Broadalbin and Galway Men’s Bowling League. A lifelong farmer, he was a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

He was predeceased by his brothers Bernard Palmer and Carl Palmer. David is survived by his wife of 58 years Diane and their children, Randie Boerenko (Butch) of Galway, David Palmer, Jr (Faye) of St Johnsville, Ty Palmer of Fort Plain, Grant Palmer of Broadalbin and Brock Palmer (April) of Broadalbin; sister Joan Montgomery (Lowell); sisters in law Shirley Palmer and Margaret Palmer; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to the family farm at 2646 County Highway 107 on Sunday, May 3 from 1pm to 4pm, where there will be a designated drive thru area to safely visit with the family from your car.

A private family service will be held with burial in Sweetman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of David may be made to the 4-H Training Center, c/o CCE, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or the Saratoga Co Agricultural Society, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Jan and Barbara Lang

Sorry for your family loss

Merilyn and Philip Baker -Sand Hill Farm

We are so sorry for the passing of your Grandfather and our friend. He was such a nice man and Diane a wonderful woman who we talked to at times. He will always have a special place in our hearts.

John & Linda Hodgson

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

Diane Martin

Diane,
My sympathies to you and your family

Robin Doxtater

So sorry to hear of Mr. Palmer’s passing,,, my deepest sympathy to the family....

Roger and Jody Pitman

So sorry for your loss, our sincere condolences to the Palmer family.

Maria and Dave Nagay

So sorry for your loss.

Scott Moore

I send my deepest condolences to the family

Kelly Delos

I am so deeply sorry for your families loss. I send my prayers and love to the family

Carl and Helen Cronin

Our deepest condolence to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lee & Marilyn Hollenbeck

I am so sorry for your loss, Please call if I can do anything!

Sue and John Roerig

The world has lost another valuable farmer and friend. My husband and I have known the family for many years and it was always pleasure to run into him at the fairs. Please know how sorry we are for your loss may he watch over you all.
Our love and prayers,
Sue and John Roerig

Leland Bramer family

So sorry.

Lee & Mary
Zach and Hannah

Vanessa Hart

Diane and family thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sorry for your loss.

Andy Mills

My deepest condolences to the family! Very sorry for your loss.

Mary Beth Rockefeller

So very sorry to you all for your loss.
Please know you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Tammy Ballestero

Heartfelt sympathy to all of the family for the loss of your loved one. Hoping memories of happy times spent with him soon replace the sorrow. Love, Tammy and Tony Ballestero

David & Sheila Tretiak

So sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful person that we were glad to have known. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jennifer Flinton

Rest easy now Grandpa. We love you!
Ryan, Jennifer, Jadon & Zach

Lori and Ron Agnew

Diane and family our thoughts and prayers to you at this time of sorrow. Will miss seeing him on the tractor in the fields. Sweet in our memory.