Friday, May 31, 2013

Arlin, Scott D. 1960-2001 Morris NY Obituary

Scott D. Arlin Sr.

MORRIS — Scott D. Arlin Sr., 40, of Morris, formerly of Oneonta R.D., died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
Born Dec. 11, 1960, in Amityville, Long Island, Scott grew up in South Farmingdale where he graduated high school and was a volunteer firefighter, and received a dietary degree from Adelphi University.
He married Christine J. Austin on Aug. 12, 1982, in Lindenhurst.
Scott moved to Oneonta in 1992, where, before his failing health, he was employed on the maintenance staff at SUCO, was a member of the C.S.E.A., and had been a Morris resident for the past two years.
Surviving are his wife, Christine J. Arlin; a daughter, Nicole Arlin; two sons, Scott Jr. and Sean Arlin; a grandson, Maxwell, all of Morris; his mother, JoAnne Arlin of Farmingdale; a sister, Donna Thomsen of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, John, of Farmingdale, and Craig Arlin, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; his father-in-law, Hilliard Austin of Morris; and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call today (Tuesday) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance at the Hall & Peet Funeral Home in Delhi.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the West Davenport Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Jeffrey Staples, with burial following in the Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Arrangements are entrusted to Robert A. Peet & Son, Delhi.

Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2001.

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Baker, Thomas J. 1958-2001 Garrattsville NY Obituary

Thomas J. Baker

GARRATTSVILLE — Thomas J. Baker, 43, of Garrattsville, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
He was born April 13, 1958, in Amsterdam, the son of Thomas W. Baker and Ethelyn Mae (King) Baker.
He was married to Chastidy Winkler on Sept. 11, 1999, in Garrattsville. He and his wife had operated their own dairy farming business in Garrattsville.
Tom had resided in the Garrattsville area for the past 16 years and was formerly of the Fonda area.
He is survived by his wife, Chastidy of Garrattsville; his three children, Kristoffer Baker of Mohawk, and Tara Baker and Thomas J. Baker Jr., both of Garrattsville; four brothers, Timothy Baker of Gilbertsville, John and Richard Baker of Garrattsville, James Baker of Ames; a sister, Denise Lewis of Mount Upton; his parents, Ethelyn Baker of Garrattsville and Thomas Baker of Tribes Hill. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends also survive him.
He was predeceased by a niece, Katlin Hill; and his maternal grandparents, Henry and Ethel King.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, with the Rev. Patricia Olmstead officiating. Burial will be in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris. Calling hours will be from noon on Wednesday until service time at 2 p.m.
Those who wish are asked to donate to the Garrattsville Emergency Squad in Tom's memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2001.


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blumenstock, Dr. David A. Died 2001 Surgeon at MIB

David Blumenstock

CONCORD, Mass. — Dr. David A. Blumenstock, 74, professor emeritus of clinical surgery, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, physician and former surgeon-in-chief at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, died Friday, March 23, 2001, after a prolonged illness.
Born in Newark, N.J., the son of Albert and Marion (Dickson) Blumenstock, he attended Union College and Cornell Medical School before joining the surgical staff of Bassett Hospital (1953-1992). Dr. Blumenstock devoted his life to caring for his patients, to his shared vision for creating in Bassett Hospital a unique world-class medical teaching facility within a rural setting and to his medical research. Dr. Blumenstock was a research pioneer in the field of lung transplantation.
In 1952, he married Audrey Webster, from Gloversville, N.Y. She predeceased him.
He is survived by his three children, Beth Manley of Middlefield, Conn., David Blumenstock of Westford, Mass,, and Kristen Dube of Lakeville, Mass. He also leaves eight grandchildren and a close family friend, Carol Lewis of Cooperstown, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Bassett Hall Chapel on Monday, April 9, 2001.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Friends of Bassett, One Atwell Road, Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326.

Published in the Daily Star on March 29, 2001.


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Bordinger, Jane E. (House) 1958-2001 New Lisbon NY Obituary

Jane E. Bordinger

NEW LISBON — Jane E. Bordinger, 43, of New Lisbon, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 7, 1958, in Oneonta, the daughter of Chauncey C. and Martha (Murphy) House Jr.
She married Douglas J. Bordinger on Sept. 12, 1998.
Jane most recently was employed as a teaching assistant by ONC BOCES at the Oneonta High School. Prior to that she was a day care provider, a licensed beautician, and an area bartender for many years.
Jane was a lover of life. She especially enjoyed the students of the trust program, and fondly referred to them as her boys. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing and gardening. She truly had a green thumb. Her dog, Gabe, was very special to her, also.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas J. Bordinger of New Lisbon; her daughter, Shelby Jo Bordinger of New Lisbon; her mother, Martha D. House of Oneonta; her brothers and sisters and their spouses, Russell and Ginny House of San Diego, Calif., Harold and Phyllis House of Milford, James and Peggie House of Oneonta, Michael House of Belleville, Ill., Mary Colone of Oneonta, Robert House of Oneonta, Joseph and Pat House of Omaha, Neb., Thomas and Renee House of Oneonta, William and Karen House of Traverse City, Mich., JoAnn and Michael Snyder of Oneonta, and Pamela and James Reda of San Diego, Calif.; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is also survived by her mother and father-in-law, Edward and Jean Bordinger of Oneonta; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Tammy Bordinger and Jeff and Tresha Bordinger.
Since there will be no calling hours, a service to celebrate the life of Jane E. Bordinger will be held at noon on Thursday, May 17, 2001, in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Coffyn, Elsie (Joy) 1921-1999 New Berlin NY Obituary

Elsie Louise Coffyn

NEW BERLIN — Elsie Louise Coffyn, 77, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 23, 1921, in New Lisbon, the daughter of Albert D. Joy and Clara L. Martin Joy.
She married Harold W. Card. He died in 1979.
She spent her childhood in New Lisbon. She worked at Simmons/GLA in Norwich for many years. Since retirement she has been a senior companion at Broome Developmental Disabilities Service Office in New Berlin.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Elsie is survived by her son, Gary Coffyn of New Berlin; daughters, Dorothy Coffyn of Syracuse, Betty (Joseph) Masotto of Auburn and Diane (Stephen) Riddell of Henderson Harbor; sisters, Emma Halter of Jacksonville, Fla. and Melissa (Raymond) Lester of Oneonta; sister-in-law, Lois Joy of New Berlin; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Beverly Butler, pastor of the United Methodist Church in New Berlin, officiating. Interment will be at the All Saints Memorial Chapel in Morris.
Calling hours were held at the Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin on Sunday, June 6, 1999, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Arrangements are with the Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin.

Published in The Daily Star on June 7, 1999.  


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Colburn, Kenneth S. 1930-2001 Burlington NY Obituary

Kenneth S. Colburn

BURLINGTON — Kenneth S. Colburn, 71, of Burlington, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born March 2, 1930, in Burlington, the son of Howard A. and Pearle M. (Hickling) Colburn.
He married Josephine E. Jacobs on Aug. 4, 1951, at the Burlington Flats Methodist Church.
Kenneth retired from the Otsego County Highway Department.
For many years previous, he had been an active farmer and was fondly referred to as the FARMALL Tractor Man.
Kenneth served in the United States Navy from 1948-1950.
He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed his family, crafts and craft shows.
He also instilled a love of railroads and trains to his children and grandchildren.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 50 years, Josephine; his children, Janice Smith and her friend Nick Costelli of Pennsylvania, Kenneth S. Colburn Jr. of Missouri, Donna Rowe of Burlington Flats, Rose and her husband, Michael Walton, of New Berlin, and Lois Colburn and her friend Dan Miller of Florida; 12 grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Ruth Miller of Garrattsville, Betty Walitynski of Clearwater, Fla., Donald Colburn of Garrattsville, Wanda Tiffany of West Burlington, Margaret Crumb of Geneva, Edwin Colburn of Garrattsville, Sally Pickens of New Berlin, Jone Lum of Edmeston, and Patty Mahar of Burlington Green.
Kenneth was predeceased by his daughter, Carol Riordan; and his brothers, Cecil, Fay and Howard Colburn.
Graveside memorial services will be held Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at 12:30 p.m. at the Butternut Valley Brick School House Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Highfield officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Kenneth and his daughter Carol Riordan to the Catskill Area Hospice, 541 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820.
Funeral arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Published in The Daily Star on Aug. 21, 2001.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Davis, Ralph E. wed to Lulu P. Barton 1930 Hartwick NY



Davis-Barton Wedding Wednesday at Hartwick
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Lulu P. Barton is Bride of Ralph E. Davis
of New Lisbon on June 3, 1930
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Hartwick, June 9---On Wednesday evening, June 3, Ralph E. Davis of New Lisbon and Lulu P. Barton of West Laurens were married by Rev. R. C. Updyke at the parsonage of the Christian church. The couple were unattended and will reside at the home of John Davis in New Lisbon.

Transcribed from a scrapbook in The Mary Boice Gale Collection.

Dvoracek, Harriet (Nacken) 1929-1999 Morris NY Obituary

Harriet Dvoracek

MORRIS — Harriet R. Dvoracek, 70, of Morris died unexpectedly at her residence on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999.
She was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Rockville Center, the daughter of Harry Nacken and Augusta (Grace) Nacken.
She was married to Joseph Robert Dvoracek on June 25, 1962, in Baltimore, Md. He died on May 10, 1997.
For several years she was employed as the parts manager at Ferguson Auto Supply and then at Otsego Automotive, both of Oneonta. More recently, she had worked as a nurse's aid doing home care in the Morris and Oneonta area.
She was very active in the Lions Club of Oneonta and had also served as a volunteer at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital.
Harriet is survived by her children, John Dvoracek of Allentown, Pa., Jeanette Cotter and her husband, Luke, of New Berlin, Leonard Keushgarian of Mount Vision, Joseph Robert Dvoracek and his wife, Dory, of Gilbertsville; her grandchildren, Robert and Jennifer Dvoracek of Allentown, Pa., Ryan, Marissa and Nicole Cotter of New Berlin, James Dvoracek of New Berlin, Donna Zinn of Washington, D.C., Robert Hazlett of Treadwell, Penny Desalle of Virginia Beach, Va., Larry Keesler of Albany, Kris Keushgarian of Chicago, Ill.; and great-grandchildren Vincent Desalle, Kayla and Danielle Zinn. She is also survived by a sister, Dee Stafford, of Indianapolis, Ind.
She was predeceased by a son, Larry Keushgarian, and a daughter, Lynda Ames.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, with the Rev. J. Mark Norlund officiating. Committal service and burial will be in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris

Published in The Daily Star on Oct. 22, 1999.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Eldred, Catherine (Donlin) 1926-2001 Employed at Homerfolks Tuberculosis Hospital



Catherine Eldred

FRESNO, Calif. — Catherine "Patty" Donlin Eldred passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the age of 75.
Catherine was born in Oneonta, N.Y., attended the Benedictine Nursing School in Kingston, N.Y., and worked as a registered nurse. She was employed by Homerfolks Tuberculosis Hospital and Broome County (N.Y.) General Hospital.
She lived in Oneonta until 1960 and in upstate New York until 1977, when she moved to California. She lived in Fresno for the past year.
Catherine is survived by three children: Nancy Dunkly, a homemaker and church pianist, of Elk Grove, Calif., her husband, Doug, and their two children; Robert Eldred, a financial planner, of San Francisco; and Steven Eldred, an attorney, of Fresno, his wife, Janine, and their two sons. She is survived by her ex-husband, John Eldred of San Jose; her brothers, Martin Donlin and his wife, Marge, and George Donlin, and their children, both of Oneonta.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her younger brother, John Donlin.
The family would like to thank the staff at Horizon Health and Sub-Acute Center and the St. Agnes Hospice, especially Debbie Baker, R.N., for their compassionate care and support.
Remembrances may be made to any local hospice program in Catherine's memory.

Ferguson, Eva (Barber) 1907-2000 Morris NY Obituary

Eva Ferguson


MORRIS — Eva Lenora (Barber) Ferguson, 93, of Morris, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at the Chase Nursing Home in New Berlin.
She was born March 25, 1907, in Manlius, the daughter of Frank and Ellen (Roscoe) Barber.
She married the late Glenn Ferguson on Aug. 7, 1926. He died July 23, 1991.
She was a housewife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and was loved dearly. Her greatest joy was to cook and bake for her family. She loved to garden and had a great appreciation of music. She was a member of the Morris Baptist Church for many years.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Paul (Pauline) McQue of Fairport, Mrs. Richard (Rusty) Klotzbach of Spencerport, Mrs. Richard (Evelyn) Sevor of Palmyra, Mrs. Earl (Bernice) Edwards of Macedon and Mrs. Robert. (Judith) Hand of Morris; and one son, Reginald Ferguson of Morris
Twenty-three grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren also survive her.
She was predeceased by two daughters, Elizabeth Harris and Margaret Hanvey; a son, Theodore Ferguson; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Ferguson.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 10, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Morris Baptist Church in Morris with the Rev. J. Mark Norlund officiating.
Burial will be at the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
There will be no calling hours and those who wish are asked to contribute to the Catskill Area Hospice in her memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on July 6, 2000.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Garlock, Katherine 1911-2000 Attended Morris School



Katherine Garlock

NEWPORT — Miss Katherine M. Garlock, 89, of Newport, and formerly of Oneonta, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at the Little Falls Hospital.
Born in Garrattsville on March 23, 1911, Katherine was a daughter of the late William and Ivah Jackson Garlock.
She graduated from Morris High School and furthered her education at Morrisville College, from where she received her licensed practical nursing certification.
For 22 years, Katherine served as a nurse at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, from where she retired.
She was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church as well as the Retired L.P.N. Association, both of Oneonta.
Miss Garlock was a 13-year resident of Garden View Manor in Otego before moving to Valley Health Services in Herkimer one year ago.
Survivors include two nephews and their wives, Elbert and Helen Garlock and Douglas and Marie Garlock, all of Newport; one sister-in-law, Lucille Garlock of Skaneateles; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by her two brothers, Carl and Elbert Garlock Sr.
Funeral services will be held at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, on Saturday at 3 p.m., with the Rev. William H. Stubba, pastor of the Cold Brook United Methodist Church, officiating.
Spring interment will take place in the Newport Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be one hour before the funeral on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Butternut Valley Cemetery Association, care of Ruth Miller, Garrattsville, N.Y. 13342.

Published in The Daily Star on Dec. 8, 2000.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Godley, G. McMurtrie 1917-1999 Morris NY Obituary

G. McMurtrie Godley

MORRIS — G. McMurtrie Godley, a U.S. Ambassador, a career diplomat and an active public leader, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta. He was 82. The cause of death was heart failure.
In the past 23 years since his retirement from the State Department, Godley was active in local community organizations.
Among other activities he served as chairman of the boards of Hartwick College as well as Fox Hospital, both in Oneonta. He was one of the founders and longtime president of the Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown and went on to become its chairman of the board and at the time of his death he was chairman emeritus of the opera.
Ambassador Godley, known to his friends as "Mac" had an enormous zest for life and a generosity of heart, intellectual energy and spirit, some of his friends were quoted as saying.
His career as a diplomat as just as notable. As a junior Foreign Service officer, he attended the San Francisco Conference in 1945, when the United Nations was founded.
He was fluent in French and specialized in politico-military affairs. He had postings in Marseilles, Paris, Brussels, Bern and Cambodia. He served as ambassador to the Congo (1964-66), to Laos (1967-73) and to Lebanon (1974-76). He retired in 1977, due to cancer of the throat. He had also served in the Navy during World War II and the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Ambassador Godley was born in New York City on Aug. 23, 1917, to Frederick Augustus Godley and Anne Franchot Godley. His father was professor of architecture at Yale University and his mother was a descendant of Stanislaus Pascal Franchot, an 18th century settler of the Butternut Valley.
Ambassador Godley was educated at Hotchkiss and Yale (Class of 1939).
Ambassador Godley is survived by his wife of 33 years, Elizabeth McCray Godley; and two sons, George of London and Nicholas of Madagascar. In addition, he is survived by his brother, Frederick A. Godley of New Canaan, Conn.; and his sister, Anne Godley St. Goar of Brookline, Mass.; and seven adoring nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at 11:30 a.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church in Morris and will be followed by the burial service at Hillington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends could make contributions to: The Morris Emergency Squad; Fox Hospital Auxiliary, Oneonta; or the New York Sheriff's Association, Albany.

Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 9, 1999.


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Gross, Rebecca 1984-2001 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

Rebecca Gross

GILBERTSVILLE — Rebecca Marie "Becky" Gross, 17, of Gilbertsville, died on Thursday, June 14, 2001, at A.0. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born Feb. 23, 1984, in Oneonta, the daughter of Thomas N. and Debra (Wilber) Gross.
Becky was a junior at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School. A lifelong resident of Gilbertsville, she was very active in school, church and the community. She played varsity softball, basketball and soccer in school. She was a member of Explorer Post 44 of the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad and Gilbertsville Fire Department. She was a major in Troop C Explorer Post of the state police and had attended the National Explorer Post Convention in Atlanta, Ga.
Becky was a member of the Gilbertsville Baptist Church and was a member of the Gilbertsville Baptist Youth Group. She was a first runner-up for the Gilbertsville Fire Department Queen and was also a past fire queen in 1999. She was a certified first responder for the Gilbertsville emergency squad and fire department, as well as being a member of the SADD chapter at school.
Becky is survived by her parents, Thomas and Debra Gross of Gilbertsville; three sisters, Leigh Ann Gross, Sue Ellen Gross, and Kaitlyn Gross and a foster sister, Ariel Mills, all of Gilbertsville; two brothers, Christopher and Dustin Gross of Gilbertsville; her maternal grandmother, Dorothy J. Wilber of Wells Bridge; aunts and uncles, James and Susan Wilber of Franklin, Kathy and Rick Pope of Rockdale, Sharon and Steve Herrmann of West Oneonta and Beth Fite of Boulder, Colo.; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Fred Wilber, and paternal grandparents Martha and Gordon Gross.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday June 18, 2001, at the Gilbertsville Baptist Church in Gilbertsville. The Rev. Randolph Palada will officiate.
Friends may call at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 30 River St., Otego, N.Y., on Sunday, June 17, 2001, after 3 p.m. The family will be present at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001.
Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery in Gilbertsville.
Donations may be sent to the Becky Gross Memorial Fund, c/o Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School, 693 State Highway 51, Gilbertsville, NY 13776.
This obituary maybe viewed at www.bookhout.planforever. com/obituaries.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Homes of Oneonta and Otego.

Published in The Daily Star on June 16, 2001.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Halbert, Robert W. 1918-2001 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

Robert Halbert

GILBERTSVILLE — Robert Wilson Halbert, 82, of Gilbertsville, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at The Hospital, Sidney.
He was born June 17, 1918, in the town of Butternuts, the oldest of six children to Robert M. and Jennie (Wilson) Halbert.
He graduated from Gilbertsville Central School, Class of 1938, and graduated from Delhi Ag and Tech College, Class of 1940.
He married Georgianna Currie on June 22, 1946, in DeLancey.
Bob was a dairy farmer his entire life, retiring in July of 1986.
He will always be remembered for his distinct laugh and smile, his love of playing cards and his melodious whistle when he heard a familiar tune.
He served as the town of Butternuts assessor and councilman for nearly 30 years. He was a 66-year member of the Butternut Valley Grange holding several offices including master from 1946 to 1949, and 1956 to 1967. He was master of the Otsego County Pomona Grange from 1968 to 1971, as well as a member of the New York State and National Grange; elder of the Gilbertsville Presbyterian Church; a former member of the Eagle Hose and Fire Engine Co.; The Dairymen's League; the Otsego County Agriculture Stabilization Committee, Farm Bureau and the Extension Service.
He is survived by his wife, Georgianna of Gilbertsville; a daughter, Roberta Halbert; and a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Helen Halbert, all of Gilbertsville; three sisters and their husbands, Helen and Charles Prentice of Montrose, Pa., Gertrude and Peter D'Ambrosio of Yeadon, Pa., and Charlotte and Melvain Oliphant of Chenango Bridge; a brother, James Halbert and his wife, Elma, of Bradenton, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Joyce Halbert of Palmento, Fla.; a grandson, Jeffrey Halbert, a student at Ithaca College; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Gilbertsville Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Donald Boardman and assisted by the Rev. Randolph Palada. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Gilbertsville. Calling hours will be Tuesday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Grange memorial service, arranged by the Otsego County Pomona Grange, will be held at 8:30 p.m. This service open to all Grange members.
Those who wish are asked to send memorials to the Butternut Valley Grange Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 102, Gilbertsville, or the Bell Tower Fund of the Gilbertsville Presbyterian Church in Bob's memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on April 24, 2001.

Hall, John H. 1926-1999 Morris NY Obituary

John H. Hall Jr.

MORRIS — John Hudson Hall Jr., 73, a resident of Greenwich, Conn., and Morris died at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown on Friday, Sept., 10, 1999, due to complications after an operation.
Mr. Hall was the son of the late Katherine and John H. Hall of Hartsdale, and the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. Lewis R. Morris of New York City and Manor House Farms in Morris. He was the direct descendant of Lewis R. Morris, a New York signer of the Declaration of Independence, and General Jacob Morris, one of the earliest settlers of the Butternut Valley immediately following the American Revolution. He was also the great-grandson of William Andrews Clark, who was the first senator from Montana, and a noted art collector.
Mr. Hall was born in New York City and raised in Hartsdale. For several years he attended the Thomas School and Arizona Desert School in Tucson, Ariz., and then to Middlesex School in Concord, Mass. He received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's degree in geology from Queens College, Ontario.
As a young man, he worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. as an exploration geologist. Later he worked as a portfolio manager for Carl M. Loeb Rhoades & Co. in New York City.
He served as chairman of The Philatelic Foundation in New York and was a member of the Board of Trustees of The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Erika P. Hall; and their two children, John R. Hall III of California and Carla Hall Friedman of New York City; as well as four grandchildren; and a brother, Lewis R.M. Hall of New York City and Morris.
A funeral service will take place in All Saints Chapel between Morris and Gilbertsville, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Critical Care Unit of Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown or Zion Church, Morris.
Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Sept. 13, 1999. 

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Harrington, George A. 1934-2006 Morris NY Obituary

George Arthur Harrington
MORRIS — George Arthur Harrington, 71, of Morris, died Monday, March 6, 2006, at his home in Morris.
He was born March 22, 1934, in the town of New Lisbon, the son of Kenneth Arthur and Viola (Richards) Harrington.
He married Charlotte Marie Douglas on Aug. 18, 1957, at the Morris United Methodist Church.
He was employed with the New York State Department of Transportation for 30 years, retiring in 1996.
He was well-known for his tidiness and sense of humor. Telling a good joke was George’s fame; he knew one for every occasion. He kept a diary faithfully, which solved many a family discussion, and George also prided himself as keeper of the family stories.
His love of hunting, fishing and camping were evident by his 30 years of trips to Beaver River and Canada with the Valentines. He was a somewhat avid snowmobiler who traveled locally and to the Old Forge area. He was also known for his two favorite hobbies, mowing his large lawn and washing, waxing his shiny cars and trucks. He was a collector of John Deere tractors, guns and hats, and in his later years carved owls out of wood and stone.
He was a member of the Morris United Methodist Church and the Rods and Relics Car Club.
George, or "Poppy," as his grandchildren affectionately called him, is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Charlotte; his daughter, Janann Marie Phillips and her husband, John, of Williamson; and his beloved grandchildren, Tyler and Tricia. He is also survived by his siblings, Madeline Daniels and husband Larry of New Berlin, Eva Joy and husband Jerry of Morris, Hilda Bowen of Burlington Flats, Gary Harrington and wife Debby of Edmeston, Donna Mumbulo and husband Dennis of Edmeston, Ray Harrington and wife Penny of Garrattsville; his extended family who include Ken and Bette Coats and Al and Pat Deforest; as well as a multitude of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.
He was predeceased by a brother, Roy Harrington; as well as several aunts, uncles and in-laws.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Morris, with the Rev. Ann Blair officiating.
Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the United Methodist Church of Morris, PO Box 246, Morris, NY 13808 or the Morris Emergency Squad, PO Box 452, Morris, NY 13808, in George’s memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on March 8, 2006.

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Harrington, Kenneth A. 1909-1967 Garrattsville NY Obituary


Harrington, Kenneth A. 1909-1967

Kenneth A. Harrington

GARRATTSVILLE---Kenneth Arthur Harrington, 58, died July 18 at his home, New Berlin RD3, after a two month illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Houk-Johnston Funeral Home, Edmeston, with the Rev. Wilfred Lyon, pastor of Garrattsville Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery.
Mr. Harrington was born in the Town of New Lisbon June 11, 1909 son of Arthur and Ida (Gardner) Harrington. He married Viola Richards Sept. 20, 1930.
He was a dairy farmer. He was a member of Garrattsville Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau and Eastern Milk Producers Cooperative Association.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Madeline Daniels, New Berlin; Mrs. Eva Joy, New Lisbon; Mrs. Hilda Bowen, Edmeston; Miss Donna Harrington, at home; four sons, George of New Lisbon; Roy of Governeur; Gary and Ray, at home; a sister, Mrs. Glenn Chase, Garrattsville; ten grandchildren, and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Harrington, Viola (Richards) 1911-2004 Garrattsville NY Obituary

Viola Harrington

GARRATTSVILLE — Viola Madeline Harrington, 92, passed away on Feb. 21, 2004, at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.
She was formerly of 175 Harrington Road, New Berlin, which is near Garrattsville. Viola was a lifelong resident of Otsego County, having lived on Harrington Road in the town of New Lisbon since 1930, when she moved as a new wife. She married Kenneth Harrington on Sept. 20, 1930, and began raising her family of eight children, many foster children and many more grandchildren. Mr. Harrington died on July 18, 1967.
She was born to Frank and Minnie (House) Richards on Aug. 20, 1911. She attended school in several one-room school houses in the Hartwick and Burlington Flats area and at a young age became a maid and nanny to families in the area. She often said that she was good at what she knew, "Dishes, diapers and dust."
Mrs. Harrington made children her main vocation; in 1970, she became a caretaker for adults with disabilities and continued to do that until 1986, retiring at 75.
While her children were growing up, she was active in the United Methodist Church in Garrattsville. She also enjoyed being a member of the New Lisbon Seniors Group. Many area children, friends or her children spent summers and weekends "on the farm" doing chores and playing. She was happiest when she knew the "little folks" were busy and happy. She baby sat in her later years, even into her 80s.
Her ability to prepare family meals was famous and she often cooked for farm hands or her children's friends would spend days and would be there for meals. In later years she was famous for her cinnamon buns and homemade toast for groups of hunters. Listening to and sharing stories was always a common theme in her kitchen and around the dining room table.
Mrs. Harrington is survived by her children, Madeline and Larry Daniels of New Berlin, George and Charlotte Harrington of Morris, Eva and Jerry Joy of New Lisbon, Helen Harrington of Wanakena, Hilda and Wesley Bowen of Burlington Flats, Gary and Debbie Harrington of Edmeston, Donna and Dennis Mumbulo of Edmeston, and Ray and Penny Harrington of New Berlin. She is also survived by two sisters, Minnie and Elsor Pope of South New Berlin, and Dora Osborne of Gilbertsville; a brother, Herb Richards of Oxford; and a sister-in-law, Juna Richards of Oneonta.
She was predeceased by a son, Roy Harrington; her sisters, Augusta O'Connor, Eliza Baker, Isabelle Daniels and Dorothy Richards; brothers, Milton, Ralph, William, Jesse, Eugene and George Richards; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Chase and Wanda Harrington.
Grandchildren were very special to Mrs. Harrington. She has 38 grandchildren including spouses; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jennifer Harrington.
For the past year Mrs. Harrington has resided at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home. Her family wishes to thank the staff of the second floor for all they did to make her days pleasant. Mrs. Harrington was always complimentary about her care-givers and the family appreciated their many kind words and efforts to make her stay there enjoyable.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. The funeral service will be held at the Columbus Community Church in Columbus, on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen Reese officiating.
Burial will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the Garrattsville Fire Department or the Garrattsville United Methodist Church in her memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 23, 2004.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hickling, Anna P. (Hendrickson) 1927-2000 Norwich NY Obituary

Anna P. Hickling

NORWICH — Anna P. Hickling, 73, of Norwich and formerly of Edmeston died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich.
She was born April 5, 1927, the daughter of Millard and Ardath (Calhoun) Hendrickson.
On Aug. 17, 1949, she married Dorr Hickling Jr. He predeceased her on Nov. 29, 1980.
With her husband, she ran the family dairy farm and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
Anna is survived by her companion, Lee Cummings of Norwich; her children, Linda Ingber of West Winfield, Tim Hickling of DeLancey and Diane May of Maine; five grandchildren; her mother, Ardath Hendrickson of Chase Memorial Nursing Home; her brothers and sisters, Harriet Simons, Danny Hendrickson, Judy Stage, Sarah Jennison and Willard Hendrickson.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, Leland, Paul and Tom Hendrickson; and sister, Evelyn Johannesen.
Funeral services for Anna will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, with the Rev. John Buskey officiating. Interment will follow at the Edmeston Union Cemetery. Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 30, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are by the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Published in The Daily Star on Oct. 30, 2000.

Hollenbeck, Shirley (Cane) 1949-2001 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

Shirley Hollenbeck

GILBERTSVILLE — Shirley Hollenbeck, 51, of Gilbertsville, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
She was born Dec. 26, 1949, in Oneonta, the daughter of William and Wanda Cane.
She was a graduate of Morris Central School and the Otsego Area School of Practical Nursing.
The loving and kind organization and staff of the Catskill Area Hospice had employed her until her death. They have always given faithful support to her during times of sickness and the family appreciates this loving kindness.
Shirley was a born-again and faithful Christian to the Lord's service and a member of the West End Community Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hollenbeck, of Gilbertsville; her daughters, Laura Weill and Victoria Ouimet; a son, Robert Hollenbeck Jr., all of Oneonta; three grandchildren, April Weill, Jennifer Hollenbeck and Hannah Ouimet. Her mother, Wanda Predmore of North Norwich; a brother, William Cane of Oneonta; and a sister, Barbara Cane of North Norwich also survive her.
Our heart-felt thanks goes out to each one who has, and will continue to support, our family.
Visitation was held Sunday evening and funeral services will be Monday, July 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the West End Community Baptist Church, 128 Winney Hill Road, Oneonta, with the Rev. Keith Vandewerker officiating. A fellowship gathering will be held after the funeral service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 in Shirley's memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on July 30, 2001.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hopkins, Dorothy (Myers) 1924-1999 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

Dorothy Hopkins

GILBERTSVILLE — Dorothy Hopkins, 74, of 26 Spring St., Gilbertsville died Friday, July 16, 1999, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.
She was born in Morris on Aug. 16, 1924, the daughter of Louis K. and Sarah Thelma (Southern) Myers.
She married Milo Hopkins on April 23, 1946, at the Zion Episcopal Church in Morris.
Dorothy graduated from Morris Central School and was a lifelong resident of Morris and Gilbertsville.
She was employed by the Wilber National Bank of Morris for 14 years. Upon retirement, she continued to work for Wilber Bank in the summertime.
She was a past matron of the Eastern Star, and in her leisure time she was an avid reader, gardener and knitter.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Milo of Gilbertsville; one son, Bruce Hopkins and his wife, Cheryl of Oneonta; one granddaughter, Nicole Hopkins of Brooklyn; one sister, Jeanne Quintin and her husband, Eugene of Morris; one aunt, Rachel Gould of New Berlin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a brother, Douglas Myers.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at the Christ Episcopal Church in Gilbertsville at 4:30 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Frye, officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Gilbertsville. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, when the family will be in attendance.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Catskill Area Hospice or the American Heart Foundation or the charity of one's choice, in her memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on July 19, 1999.

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Hoyer, Leonard L. 1924-2001 Graduated from Morris Central School

Leonard L. Hoyer

WEST WINFIELD — Leonard L. Hoyer of West Winfield passed away on April 23, 2001, at his home with his loving family by his side.
Born May 30, 1924, in Yorkville, the son of Frank and Naomi (Butts) Hoyer, he graduated from Morris Central School. Following a semester at Syracuse University, he was drafted into the Army, transferred to the Air Force for pilot training and served as a replacement in 1481st Engineer Maintenance Co. overseas in Okinawa.
He graduated from Hartwick College in 1950.
He began his teaching career in mathematics at Harpursville Central School, also coaching baseball, football, basketball and community baseball for ages 9-12. Summers he taught a course he developed, pre-tech mathematics, at Broome County Community College.
On June 21, 1952, he married Zelpha Card of Morris.
Mr. Hoyer began teaching mathematics in 1954, at West Winfield Central School, also coaching baseball. When consolidation of West Winfield, Bridgewater and Leonardsville occurred, he was interim principal. Instituting the middle school concept with team teaching, he remained the Mount Markham Middle School principal until his 1981 retirement.
For 30 years, Mr. Hoyer taught night mathematics courses at MVCC. He thoroughly enjoyed working with many area students whom benefited from his volunteer tutoring preparation for Regents.
He was a member of the New York State Principal's Association, American Legion Post 1376 of New Hartford, Loyal Order of Moose #1010, Butternuts Lodge F&AM of Gilbertsville, West Winfield V.F.W. His Tuesday card playing group with Maurice, Luke, Bernie and chauffeur Howard Coy gave him pleasure.
A member of Cedar Lake, he played in men's leagues and immensely enjoyed the golfing events with his wife and son, Jim. Leonard loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, bird and deer watching. He also raised geese, pheasant, ducks and chickens. He loved gardening in the raspberries and wintertime bowling.
A fierce competitor in all his sports, he played to win but when the game was over, he would shake hands and be your friend.
Mr. Hoyer is survived by his wife and best friend, Zelpha (Zee); and children, whom he always put first: daughter, Amy, and her husband, Peter H. Pavlot, and beloved grandson, Justin "The Kid" Pavlot, a name that Poppy gave and lovingly called him; and son, James W. Hoyer of Sauquoit; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roger and Lillian Card of Melbourne, Fla.; and a niece, Judy DiToma of Nanuet.
The family extends their thanks to Dr. Patrick Dwyer for his continuous support to Len and to Barbara Knapp and Mary Ellen Kachnis for their loving care these past three years.
His funeral will be Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 2 p.m. from the Federated Church, West Winfield. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until funeral time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider the Leonard L. Hoyer Memorial Fund to benefit a deserving Mount Markham senior each year at graduation, send to Fleet Bank, West Winfield Branch, Main Street, West Winfield.
Dad, Thank you for all the unselfishness that you have shown us all these years. For your guidance, support and direction you have given us in life. You will always be the wind beneath our wings.
Arrangements are in care of Wilcox-Dimbleby Funeral Home, West Winfield.

Published in The Daily Star on April 25, 2001.


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Huestis, Stanley N. 1918-2001 New Lisbon NY Obituary

Stanley N. Huestis

NEW LISBON — Stanley N. Huestis, 82, of New Lisbon, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at M.I. Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
He was born Dec. 11, 1918, the son of Charlie and Nellie (Dodge) Huestis.
Stanley worked as a truck driver for the town of New Lisbon. He was also a long distance truck driver and had in his early years delivered milk to the local railroad stations.
He loved the outdoors, gardening and picnics.
He is survived by his children, Robert, Stanley, Lyle, Francis; his stepdaughter-in-law, Carol; his grandchildren Vickie, Jodie, Marshall, Janet and John; five great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Amelia Fuller and Ruth Cooper; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his brother, Charlie Huestis; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 18, 2001, at 3 p.m. at the Burlington Flats Cemetery, with the Rev. Douglas Burleigh officiating.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Published in The Daily Star on June 14, 2001.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Isler, John 1888-unknown Sidney NY Obituary

Isler, John 1888-unknown Sidney NY Obituary

John Isler of Sidney Dies

Sidney---John Isler, 2 Union, died at his home Sunday at 6:20 am after an illness of three weeks, part of which time he was a patient in Sidney hospital, receiving treatment for a heart ailment. Friends may call at Carr-Landers funeral parlors Monday after 5 pm. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 in Hoboken, N. J, where ceremonies will take place.
Mr. Isler was born in Hoboken May 21, 1888. Coming to Sidney several years ago, he was at one time employed in the Kayser silk mill. About 23 years ago, he returned to Hoboken where he resided in that city and Westwood, N. J., until four years ago, when he came back to Sidney to work as an accountant at Scintilla.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Anna R. C. Kleen; two sons, Corp. Edward Isler, in England, and Robert Isler, a teacher in Lyons Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph N. Herring, and Miss Anna Isler, New York, and Mrs. John Thornton, Sidney; and a granddaughter. Many friends extend sympathy to the family.

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Johnston Sr., William 1915-2001 Morris NY Obituary

William Johnston Sr.

MORRIS — William T. Johnston Sr., 86, of Morris and formerly of Edmeston, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at the Oneonta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oneonta.
He was born Jan. 29, 1915, in Danville, Pa., the son of Samual and Hattie Mae (Davis) Johnston.
He was married to Wanda K. Sobey in 1936, in Jamaica, N.Y. They would have been married 65 years in June.
He served his country during World War II as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy.
Bill and his wife, Wanda, owned and operated the Johnston Funeral Home in Brookfield and then the Houk-Johnston Funeral Home in Edmeston, until their retirement in 1990.
While in Brookfield, he was a member of the Brookfield Fire Department and served as scoutmaster of the Brookfield Boy Scout Troop. He was also a member of the Brookfield Board of Education during the '50s.
During his life in Edmeston, he was a member of the Edmeston Fire Department and was one of the organizers and a charter member of the Edmeston Emergency Squad. He was also a former member of the Edmeston and Morris Rotary Clubs, the American Legion Post of Edmeston, and the Farmers Lodge F.&A.M. of Edmeston. He had also served as supervisor for the town of Brookfield and town of Edmeston.
He was a member and past state director of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, serving the ninth district. Bill was recently recognized by the New York State Funeral Directors Association for 62 years as an active licensed funeral director.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Johnston, of Morris; his daughter, Diane (Binky) Ford, and her husband, Bernie, of Sidney; and his son, William T. (Ted) Johnston Jr., and his wife, Nanette, of Morris. His grandchildren include Jay Phelps, Jason Berger, Ronald Johnston and his wife, Michelle, Megan Allen and her husband, Ron, JoAnn Berger and her fiancee, Brian Krywy, Katy Johnston and one great-granddaughter, Ashley Johnston.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be private on Monday with the Rev. Mildred Williams officiating.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Resident Council (Cocktail Hour) Fund, c/o Oneonta Nursing Home, 330 Chestnut St., Oneonta, N.Y., or the Edmeston Fire Department in his memory.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 3, 2001.


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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Kast, Dorothy (O'Hara) 1921-2001 Gilberstville NY Obituary

Dorothy Kast

GILBERTSVILLE — Dorothy O'Hara Kast, 80, of Gilbertsville, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at her home in Gilbertsville.
She was born Feb. 4, 1921, in Gilbertsville, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Porter) Harrington.
She was married to Robert Kast for more than 20 years.
She graduated from Mary Washington College in Virginia.
In her younger years she was a stage actress, having performed with Van Johnson and Ronald Reagan. She then served as personal secretary to Ann Rockefeller in the Rockefeller Collection and was instrumental in the operations of the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York City.
Dorothy and her husband were very involved in the Gilbertsville Baptist art workshops, and the local historical society.
She was a life member of the Gilbertsville Free Library and was known among her friends to be a very modest and generous person.
Her husband, Robert H. Kast, and his five children survive Dorothy.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Gilbertsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randolph Palada and the Rev. Scott Harding officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Cremation was at the Hillington Crematory in Morris, and final resting place will be the Brookside Cemetery in Gilbertsville. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Those who wish may make contributions to either the Gilbertsville Baptist Church Art Workshops or the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad in her memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Aug. 20, 2001.

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Kesel, Faith E. 1922-2001 Born in Morris NY

Faith E. Kesel

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Ms. Faith E. Kesel, 78, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of this area, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at home.
She was born in Morris on Sept. 21, 1922.
She was a first lieutenant in the United States Army, serving in India during World War II.
She was a graduate of Syracuse University and Boston College.
She moved to Florida in 1955 from Oneonta.
She had been a night supervisor at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.
She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Coronado Shuffleboard Club and the Little Theater, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
She is survived by her son, Michael Kesel of Topeka, Kan.; a brother, Paul Edgerton Jr., of Spencertown, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Wojcikowski of High Point, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia County, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fla. 32119.


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Knight, H. Perry wed to Helen Hickling 1935 Edmeston NY

Knight, H. Perry wed to Helen Hickling 1935

KNIGHT---HICKLING

Mrs. Helen Hickling and H Perry Knight, both of this village were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon, May 1, 1935, by the Rev. J. F. Weinhaer. The ceremony was performed at Wellsville, at the home of Rev. Weinhauer's mother where he is visiting. The couple were unattended. The bride was dressed in a suit of white canton crepe with accessories to match and carried a bouquet of sweet peas and ferns. After a trip to Niagara Falls and other points of interest they returned to Edmeston where they will make their home on East street. The groom is employed on the farm of his uncle, Willis Burdick, where he has worked for the past fourteen years. The congratulations and best wishes of many sincere friends are extended them.

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Lasher, Ralph H. 1936-2001 Garrattsville NY Obituary



Ralph H. Lasher

GARRATTSVILLE — Ralph Harold Lasher, 65, of Garrattsville, N.Y., died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at his home in Garrattsville.
He was born in Oneonta on June 18, 1936, the son of Harold Stuart Lasher and Julia (Rockwell) Lasher.
He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.
He was married to Marjorie Card at her parent's home in New Lisbon on June 10, 1959.
During his younger years, he owned and operated his own garage and hardware store and had also worked for Neil Nielsen Construction. He was employed as a supervisor for Procter & Gamble for 27 years, retiring in 1995. He then went to work for Webster's Paving as a driver.
Ralph will be fondly remembered for his quality time he spent with his kids and grandchildren, and how he particularly enjoyed spoiling his cat Blackie.
He was a charter member and past assistant chief of the Garrattsville Fire Co. and also served as a driver for the Garrattsville ambulance for many years.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Garrattsville as well as a member of the Quarter Century Club of Procter & Gamble. He was also currently serving as a trustee of the Hillington Cemetery Association.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Marj; his two sons, Victor Lasher and his wife, Nadine, of Garrattsville and Willard (Grady) Lasher and his wife, Robin, of Garrattsville; his four grandchildren, Alicia, Nicholas, Allison and Michaela; his two sisters, Marion Turnbull and Evelyn Webster, both of Morris; and his mother-in-law, Alice Card of Middlefield. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the United Presbyterian Church in Garrattsvllle with the Rev. Douglas Gray and the Rev. John Buskey officiating.
Interment will follow at the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris on Sunday, Sept. 16. An Otsego County Firemen's Memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Those who wish are asked to donate to the Garrattsville Fire Company or the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Sept. 15, 2001.


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Musson, Ruth (Smith) 1908-2002 Wife of Alonzo Musson

Wife of Alonzo Bernis Musson
 Ruth S. Musson

GILBERTSVILLE — Ruth S. Musson, 93, of Home Acres in Gilbertsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at the Harding Nursing home in Waterville.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Ruth's memorial service today, Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, at 19 Marion Ave. (Route 51) in Gilbertsville, with Dr. Rev. Donald Boardman officiating. Ruth's family will receive friends at the conclusion of the service.
She was born June 15, 1908, in Norwich, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Crosby J. and Ruth Jaynes Smith and received her education in Norwich, graduating with the Class of 1925. She furthered her education at Albany Teachers College, where she graduated in 1929. Ruth began her teaching career in Morris, N.Y., where she taught Latin and French until 1940.
Ruth was married to A.B. Musson on Oct. 19, 1940, in the Episcopal Church in Norwich. She moved to Home Acres and soon left the teaching profession to raise her children, but later resumed it as a substitute teacher in area schools.
A.B. passed away on Sept. 30, 1999, after a loving union of 59 years.
Ruth's memberships include the First Presbyterian Church in Gilbertsville, where she taught Sunday school and was active for many years. Ruth was also a member of the Tianderah Chapter of the DAR, having served as its corresponding secretary. She was also a member of the Girl Scout Council.
In addition to being a most-dedicated wife and mother, Ruth was a gentle person whose love, selfless, devotion and courage have been a constant source of strength and support to her family. They will miss her deeply and remember her with smiles, well-deserved respect and much fondness.
Ruth is survived by her loving family of three daughters and a son and their families, Martha (Marty) and Carl Gus of Sauquoit, N.Y., and their two children, Michael Gus and Tammy and Carl Kilborne; Dorothy Reed of Kansas City, Mo., and her son, Dana; Molly and Chuck Hall of Hamilton, N.Y., and their four children Heather, Dan, Travis and Sarah; and Scott and Anne Musson of White River Junction, Vt., and their three children Ben, Sam and Will; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Musson; a nephew, Bill Musson; nieces, Robbie (Musson) Corcoran, Andrea (Smith) Buer, Betsy Smith, Mary Jane Schaeffer and Anne Kellogg; cousins, John and Winifred Smith and Rosalyn Jaynes Staeuble and family.
Ruth was predeceased by her brother Andres in 1997.
Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to the Gilbertsville Free Library or the Major's Inn Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the memorial service or donations may be mailed to Martha Gus at 3061 Oneida St., Sauquoit, NY 13456.
Ruth's family extends their heartfelt appreciation to their mother's caregivers, Pat, Ginnah, Madeleine and Judy, and to the entire staff at the Harding Nursing Home for their exceptional and compassionate care and dedication.
Arrangements are with the J. Donald Smith Funeral Home in Sauquoit.

Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 2, 2002.


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Musson, Alonzo B. 1904-1999 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

Alonzo B. Musson

GILBERTSVILLE — Alonzo Bernis Musson, 95, of 277 County Route 4, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in The Hospital in Sidney.
He was born in Gilbertsville, a son of the late Samuel H. and Gertrude Hakes Musson and received his education in Gilbertsville Academy. He later attended the State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville.
On Oct. 19, 1940, he was married to Ruth Smith in Norwich. Along with his family, Alonzo operated the family dairy farm in Gilbertsville.
He was an 80-year member of the Gilbertsville Presbyterian Church, served as town supervisor for the town of Butternuts for 18 years, was chairman of the Otsego County Board of Supervisors, chairman of the County Forestry Committee and was instrumental in the establishment of the county park at Cope's Corners. Alonzo also owned and enjoyed vintage cars.
Surviving Alonzo is his beloved wife of 59 years, Ruth; one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Anne Musson of White River Junction, Vt.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Martha and Carl Gus of Sauquoit, Dorothy Reed of Kansas City, Mo., and Molly and Charles Hall of Hamilton; and grandchildren, Tamara and Carl Kilborne, Michael Gus, Dana Reed, Heather, Daniel, Travis and Sarah Hall, and Benjamin, Samuel and William Musson. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to Alonzo's memorial service, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at 1 p.m. at the Gilbertsville Presbyterian Church.
Donations in Alonzo's memory may be made to the Gilbertsville Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
Arrangements are with the J. Donald Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St., Sauquoit.

Published in The Daily Star on Oct, 3, 1999.


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Musson, James F. 1915-1999 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

James F. Musson

GILBERTSVILLE — James F. Musson, 84, of Gilbertsville died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at A.O. Fox Hospital, Oneonta.
He was born Feb. 23, 1915, in the town of Butternuts, the son of Donald F. Musson and Lucy (Daniel) Musson.
He married Mary Walton on Nov. 1, 1938, in Sidney.
He worked as a union carpenter with Local Union 258 for over 30 years, retiring in 1978.
He was a lifelong area resident and had been a former member of the Eagle Hose Company of Gilbertsville. He was also a member of the Gilbertsville Baptist Church.
James is survived by his wife, Mary; his companion, George V; one son, Edward Musson; two daughters, Elizabeth Kiel and Lucille Davis; two sisters, Theresa Rudnitski and Louise Richards; and one brother, Albert Musson.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Robert Musson.
A memorial service will be held at the Gilbertsville Baptist Church on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Randolph Palada officiating.
There will be no calling hours and his final resting place will be in the Brookside Cemetery in Gilbertsville.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Gilbertsville Baptist Church in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 8, 1999.


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Pickens, Harlow 1913-1999 Morris NY Obituary

Harlow Pickens

MORRIS — Harlow Mason Pickens, 86, of Morris, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at the N.Y.S. Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born in the town of Morris on April 19, 1913, the son of Edwin and Achsa (Martin) Pickens.
He married Helen King on Sept. 3, 1933, in Nimmonsburg, Pa. Helen died in 1982.
Harlow worked as an auto mechanic with Smith-Ford of Norwich.
He was a member of the Morris American Legion Post 1135 and a member of the United Methodist Church of Morris. He was also the Morris corespondent for the "New Berlin Gazette" for many years. He was also remembered in the Butternut Valley for his artistic abilities with poetry.
Harlow is survived by a son, William Pickens of Morris; three daughters, Kathleen Marble of Florida, Linda Sorensen and her husband, Herbert, of Morris and Candace Bourn of Edmeston; two sisters, Daisy Pickens of Newark Valley and Rosamond Jenner of Oneonta; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Pickens; and two sisters, Lillian Lamb and Arlina Miles.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist Church in Morris, with the Rev. Kip Stratton officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
There will be no calling hours.
Those who wish are asked to donate to the Morris Emergency Squad in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 2, 1999.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Richards, Bruce J. 1927-1999 Cooperstown NY Obituary

Bruce J. Richards

COOPERSTOWN — Bruce J. Richards, 72, of Hade Hollow Road, Cooperstown died suddenly, Saturday evening, May 8, 1999, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
He was born on Jan 30, 1927, at the Thanksgiving Hospital in Cooperstown, a son of Jesse A. and Bernice (Kane) Richards.
He married Erna D. Hovik on May 12, 1974, in Middlefield.
Bruce was a lifelong resident of Cooperstown and was a graduate of the Cooperstown High School. Following high school, he went to work for the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, where he was employed in the area of lawn and grounds maintenance. Towards the end of his career at the hospital, he served as a security guard, retiring in 1973. In the years following his retirement, he did landscaping for many Cooperstown residents.
Strong in the Baptist faith, Bruce was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, was one of the first members of the Native Sons in Cooperstown, was a member of the Sons of Norway, and was a dedicated member of the National Rifle Association. He had a great love of the outdoors and was happiest in the woods, surrounded by nature.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 25 years, Erna; two daughters, Deborah Lints and her life companion, Ken Knutsen of Central Bridge and Mary Killmeier and her husband, Albert of Cherry Valley; one stepdaughter, Katrina Cade and her husband, Stanley of Roseboom; three stepsons, Theodore Bergene and his wife, Mary of Oswego, Gregory Bergene and his wife, Susan of Cooperstown and Steven Bergene and his wife, Jeannette of Apex, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Carl Perry and his wife, Dorothy of Florida; a special friend, Grandma Zaugg; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one brother, Melvin D. Perry Sr., who died on Jan. 13, 1984.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, with the Rev. Douglas Deer, pastor, officiating. A reception will follow downstairs in the church's fellowship hall. Burial will be private in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery.
At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours.
Expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 19 Elm St., Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326, the Cooperstown Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 322, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326 or the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Hill Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

Published in The Daily Star on May 10, 1999.


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Richards, William F. 1920-1999 Mount Upton NY Obituary

William Richards

MOUNT UPTON — William F. Richards, 79, of Mount Upton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, at Bassett Hospital, Cobleskill.
He was born to Frank M. and Minnie (House) Richards on Oct. 13, 1920, in Burlington.
Mr. Richards served his country from 1942-1945 in World War II. He was discharged from the Medical Detachment of the 86th Mt. Infantry. He received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He married Juna Adams on Nov. 9, 1946, in Morris.
Mr. Richards was employed at the Manor House Farms after leaving the service. He later worked at the Otsego County Highway Department, Curtis Feed Store and the Department of Environmental Conservation where he retired in 1979, while managing the Sawmill at Camp Pharsalia.
He is survived by his wife, Juna of Mount Upton; one son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Dorothy Richards of Saugerties; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Ralph Hinkley of Mesa, Ariz., and Kathyann and Richard Weisensee of Sharon Springs; a brother, Ralph Richards of Mount Upton; five sisters, Eliza Baker of Hartwick, Isabel Smith of Gilbertsville, Dora Osborn of Gilbertsville, Minnie Pope of Gilbertsville and Viola Harrington of New Berlin; six grandchildren, Jennifer and Kevin Richards, Tracey Hinkley, Teresa Van Roekel and William and Bethany McCumber; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney. Pastor Mary Ann Linder of the United Methodist Church of Mount Upton will officiate.
Friends may call Monday, Nov. 1. The family will be in attendance from 7-9 p.m.
Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris
Memorial contributions may be made the Coronary Care Unit, The Hospital, Sidney.
Arrangements are by C.H. Landers Inc., Sidney.

Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 1, 1999.

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Robison, Leland G. 1893-1960 Groton NY Obituary

Robison, Leland G. 1893-1960 Groton NY Obituary

Leland G. Robison

GROTON --- Leland G. Robison, 67, of Groton died Tuesday night in Cortland Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Alvin Booth Co. Funeral Home, Groton, with the Rev. Russell J. Clair, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Groton officiating. Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
He was born June 11, 1893, in Rotterdam, the son of Alanson and Kate (Gledhill) Robison.
Mr. Robison was for many years an inspector of sanitation in the New York City Department of Health, retiring in January, 1959. Before moving to the Cortland area, he had resided in New Lisbon and Garrattsville. He was a member of the Morris Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Mercena Carter Robison; a son, Howard of Delhi; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Watrous, Scotia; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening. Masonic services will be held tonight.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sutton, Mary L. (Wood) 1936-2006 New Berlin NY Obituary


Mary L. Sutton
NEW BERLIN — Mary L. Sutton, 69, of New Berlin passed away Jan. 26, 2006, at her home in New Berlin, surrounded by her family.
Mary was born June 21, 1936, in New Berlin, the daughter of Floyd C. and Katherine (Moore) Wood.
She married Edwin "Roy" Sutton on Oct. 2, 1958, in Montrose, Pa. He predeceased her April 20, 1998.
Mary spent her childhood in Pittsfield. She graduated from New Berlin Central School in the class of 1954, and from Broome Community College in 1956.
Mary worked at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Chenango Memorial Hospital and spent 38 years with Procter & Gamble of Norwich, before retiring in 1997.
She was a member of the Quarter Century Club of Procter & Gamble; a 50-plus-year member of the New Berlin Women’s Bowling Association and the Susquenango Women’s Bowling Association; the New York State 600 Club; and the National 600 Bowling Club. She was inducted into the Susquenango Bowling Hall of Fame in 2003. She was also a member of the New Berlin American Legion Auxiliary, the Riverbend Golf Club and was an honorary member of the New Berlin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Mary is survived by her three daughters, Katherine and James Schmitt, Edmeston, Sharon and Martin Miles, Mount Upton, and Debbie and Kris Tilbe, Edmeston; her grandchildren, Amy and Brad Smith, Edmeston, Traci Schmitt, North Adams, Mass., Shelly Miles, Mount Upton, Courtney and Adam Tilbe, Edmeston; her brother, Richard and Cindy Wood, Hartford, Ky.; her brother-in-law, Carl and Sue Sutton, New Berlin; her sister-in-law, Edith Sutton, Rome; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Shep.
She was predeceased by her sister, LeeAnn Wilcox.
Calling hours were 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 30, 2006, at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin, with the Rev. Ernest Clemmens officiating.
Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Chenango Area Hospice.


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Swift, Barbara (Hamilton) 1933-2013 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

pril 10, 2013

Barbara Helen Swift

Barbara Helen Swift
GILBERTSVILLE — Barbara Helen Swift, 79, of Gilbertsville, died surrounded by her family Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 29, 1933, in the Town of Butternuts, the daughter of Frampton Wingard Hamilton and Marjorie Elizabeth (Halbert) Hamilton. The family split their time among Aiken, S.C., Gilbertsville and Hempstead.
She graduated from Hempstead High School in 1951.
She married Richard Charles Swift on Dec. 28, 1952.
In addition to being the mother of five children, she was the business manager for Gilbertsville Central School for 26 years. She retired from GCS in 1988.
Barb was a founding member of the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad in 1960. She was also a member of the Gilbertsville Fire Department Auxiliary.
She assisted in the founding of the Morris, Garrattsville, Edmeston, Laurens and South New Berlin Emergency Squads and the West Exeter and West Laurens First Responder Units. She was one of the founders of the Otsego County Emergency Squad Association.
She was an American Red Cross first aid Instructor from 1959 to 1990, and a New York state emergency medical technician instructor and practitioner from 1973 to 1988.
For many years, she served as a 4-H leader and was a judge for the Boy Scouts First Aid Contests. She was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville.
She was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and an active member of the Butternut Valley Grange.
She had received numerous awards for her service, including Otsego County Firemen’s Auxiliary Member of the Year 2005, Otsego County EMS outstanding service and dedication 1999, Delaware-Chenango business officials recognition of 26 Years of service in educational finance and jointly with her spouse, the Gilbertsville Citizens of the Year Award in 1978.
She was a vibrant and active member of the community.
Barbara was predeceased in 1996, by her husband, Richard Swift.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen Swift-Shannon and her husband, John Shannon of Vineyard Haven, Mass., and Julie (Swift) Fenn and her husband, Thomas Fenn of Lexington, Mass.; three sons, Thomas Swift and his wife, Katherine Pruitt of Takoma Park, Md., John Swift and his wife, Jennifer Swift of Santa Cruz, Calif., Dana Swift and his wife, Charity Swift of Gilbertsville; grandchildren, Margaret and John Richard Shannon, Martin and Nora Swift, Emily, Kelsey and Corrie Fenn, Sophia and Annika Swift and Sydney Swift. She had two siblings, sister, Marjorie (Hamilton) Talbot and her husband, James Talbot of Aiken, S.C.; and brother, James Wingard Hamilton, (deceased).
Barb’s door was always open and an extra plate was set at the table, welcoming many into the family.
Memorial services will be held this summer at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad, the Catskill Area Hospice, the Butternut Valley Grange or the Gilbertsville Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on April 10, 2013.


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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tesla, Michael G. 1908-1999 Earlville NY Obituary

Michael G. Tesla

EARLVILLE — Mr. Michael G. Tesla, 90 years, of South Lebanon Road, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at University Hospital, Syracuse.
He was born Sept. 25, 1908, in Barnesborow, Pa., the son of Michael and Theresa Stupak Tesla, and attended local schools. He served with the United States Army during World War II in the Central Europe, Rhineland and Rome-Arno battles.
In October 1938, Mr. Tesla married the former Henrietta Kelsey, in St. Mary's Church, Oneonta. She predeceased him on July 27, 1989.
He was a self-employed dairy farmer in Sherburne and Columbus until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Malachy's Church in Sherburne.
Mr. Telsa is survived by a daughter, Michaeleen G. Tesla of Sherburne: a sister-in-law, Louise Tesla of Florida; his grandchildren, Lisa and Bill Wyman of Earlville, John Jr. and Jennifer Zbydniewski, Jona Zbydniewski, Michael and Amy Zbydniewsli, all of Sherburne, Gina and Pete Trask of Dundee; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his dear service buddy, Mac Farrow of Earlville.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Tesla in 1948; two brothers, Andrew and Joseph Tesla; and four sisters, Theresa Selepchak, Mary Salley, Sister Concepta and Sister Assumpta.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Malachy's Church, Sherburne.
Burial with full military honors will be made in the Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m., Friday.


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Van Dusen, Donald 1919-2001 Oneonta NY Obituary

Donald Van Dusen

ONEONTA — Donald Van Dusen, 82, of Oneonta, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
He was born May 12, 1919, in the town of Butternuts, the son of John and Elsie (Webler) Van Dusen.
Don was a lifelong area resident. At one time he was a dispatcher for an Oneonta taxi company and also drove the bus for the Oneonta Green Thumb Program. He enjoyed gas engines and going to the gas engine shows and fishing.
He is survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.
Don was predeceased by three brothers, John Henry, Leo and Doyle Van Dusen.
Funeral and committal services will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Norman Tiffany, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be private at the Sand Hill Cemetery, Unadilla. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time, at which time the family will be present.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


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Friday, May 3, 2013

Wallace, Deanna (MIller) 1957-2001 New Berlin NY Obituary

Deanna Wallace

NEW BERLIN — Deanna (Miller) Wallace, 43, of New Berlin, N.Y., and formerly of Morris, N.Y., and Brownsboro, Ala., died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
She was born in Sidney, N.Y., on July 8, 1957, the daughter of Ronald and Luella (Dixson) Miller.
She had resided in New Berlin for the past five months and before that she had resided in Brownsboro, Ala., for several years, where she worked as a day-care teacher at Abundance of Love Daycare.
She was a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church in Brownsboro, Ala.
Deanna is survived by her children, Ashley Ellen Kent, Joshua Lee Kent and Thomas Anthony Wallace, all of New Berlin. She is also survived by her father, Ronald Miller of Morris; her brothers, Joseph Miller and his wife, Cindy, of New Berlin, Randall Miller and his wife, Jean, of Ellenville, N.Y., Ronald and Matthew Miller and a sister, Olivia Miller, all of Morris. Several aunts, uncles nieces and nephews also survive her.
Visitation will be on Sunday, June 3, 2001, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Funeral services will be private.
The family requests no flowers. Those who wish to do so are asked to donate to a scholarship fund to be established for her children. Donations may be sent to Joseph Miller, 24 Cushman St., New Berlin, N.Y. 13776.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.


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Wells, Benjamin L. 1928-2000 South New Berlin NY Obituary

Benjamin L. Wells


SOUTH NEW BERLIN — Benjamin L. Wells, 71, of South New Berlin, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, in New Berlin, unexpectedly.
He was born in New Berlin on July 12, 1928, and the son of William T. Wells and Jennie (Chase) Wells.
He was married to Maysie C. Wells on Sept. 10, 1950, in the First Baptist Church in South New Berlin.
He was a lifelong area resident and a well-known and respected dairy farmer.
Benjamin is survived by his wife, Maysie Wells of South New Berlin; two daughters, Mary Jane Brunschmid of Morris and Sheila Beckert of South New Berlin; two sons, David Wells of South New Berlin and James Wells of Walton; a brother, William Wells of Missoula, Mont.; eight grandchildren, Julie and John Burns, Bryon, Erica and Sherry Beckert and Janet, Rebecca and Elizabeth Wells; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Morgan Burns.
A sister, Janet Wells Bettiol, who died in 1953, predeceased him.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in South New Berlin, with the Rev. Daniel Age officiating.
There will be calling hours and interment will be in the spring in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the First Baptist Church of South New Berlin in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 8, 2000.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Whitehill, Margaret (Lambert) 1950-2001 Gilbertsville NY Obituary



Margaret Whitehill

GILBERTSVILLE — Mrs. Margaret Ann Whitehill of 786 Copes Corners Road in South New Berlin passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Albany Medical Center.
Mrs. Whitehill was born April 13, 1950, in Oneonta, the daughter of Leon R. and Charlotte (McDonald) Lambert, Jr.
She married Henry Whitehill on May 17, 1969. They shared 32 years of marriage.
Mrs. Whitehill was a homemaker and spent most of her life in the area.
Survivors include her husband, Henry, of South New Berlin; her sons and their wives, Mark and Penny Whitehill of Portlandville, Sheldon and Traci Whitehill of Gilbertsville and Daniel and Korina Whitehill of Fort Knox, Ky.; her daughters and their husbands Julie and Eric Logan of South Kortright, Rachel and David Hamilton of Troy; her son, Leon Whitehill of Oneonta; her mother, Charlotte Augusta Lambert of Oxford; her sisters, Patricia Riggs, Diane Ireland, Elizabeth Palmer, Barbara Yaeger and Jeanette VanSteenburg; her brothers, Robert, David and Pete Lambert; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Joyce Funeral Home Inc. on Main Street in Unadilla.
The funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., following visiting hours on Thursday at the Joyce Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. Nelson Parks officiating.
Burial will take place in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Unadilla.
Contributions in Mrs. Whitehill's memory and to help with funeral expenses, may be made to Mr. Henry Whitehill, 786 Copes Corners Road, South New Berlin, NY 13843.
Arrangements are by the Joyce Funeral Home Inc. in Unadilla.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vital Statistics, Town of New Lisbon, NY, 1935

Vital Statistics, Town of New Lisbon, NY, 1935

Following is the vital statistics as recorded at the office of the town clerk
of New Lisbon:

Deaths

Mar. 22, G. Adrian Gregory, 76
Mar. 26, Addie Joslyn, 74
July 12, Rupert Rainey, 56
August 23, Ida A. Ball, 65
Sept. 27, Helen Breese, 93
Dec. 23, Sager M. Utter, 87
Dec. 23, Hazel Davis Robinson, 42
Dec.29, Florence B. Lake, 70

Births

Feb. 11, Marian Elizabeth Ferguson
Feb. 11, Myrtle Mercia Ferguson
Feb. 23, Francis Leone Bunn
March 22, Zayda Marie Cole
May 2, Neal Maurice Gage
August 6, Donald Edwin Hull
Nov. 4, Clarence William Buchanan
Nov. 14, John Edward Spoor

Marriages

Jan. 12—Robert L. Wilson and Grace Elizabeth Brimmer
Jan. 21—Raymond F. Neidzweicki and Anna Thaczow.
April 3—Orvelle Clute and Ellen Evans
May 2—John S. Davis and Lottie Barton
June 19—George Yerdon and Flossie Kane
Oct. 15—Kenneth Earl Cooke and Lucy Margarite Smith
Nov. 11—Howard A. Robinson and Harriett L. George


There were 86 hunting licenses and 137 dog licenses issued by town clerk Lee F. Myers.