Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bronson, Nancy C. (Martin) 1937-2013 Morris NY Obituary

Nancy C. Bronson
MORRIS — Nancy C. (Martin) Bronson, of Morris, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at home, following a lengthy illness.
Nancy was born in Mystic, Conn., on June 28, 1937, the daughter of Rhoda (Hicks) and the late Earl J. Martin of Otego.  She lived in Mystic, Conn., and Bethpage, before marrying her husband, Norman Bronson, in Syracuse. Moving to Otego early in their marriage, they purchased a 100-acre dairy farm outside of Morris, where they raised three children.
She was a member of the former Susquehanna Valley Grange. She loved her family and all of her animals, especially cats and enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Norman, of 54 years; a son, Brian, Bellflower, Calif.; and two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Lou and John Adamovich, Schoharie and Beth and William Troop, Beach Lake, Pa.; her mother, Rhoda Martin, of Otego; four brothers, Gilbert (and Maree) Martin, Raleigh, N.C., Earl (and Patty) Martin Jr., Georgetown, Mass., Harry (and Barbara) Martin, Otego, Glenn (and Teddye) Martin, Taylorsville, Ga.; two sisters,  Vera Hotaling, South Kortright and Beth (and Frank) Westcott, Moravia; four grandchildren,  Robert Troop, Virginia, Sarah Troop, Pennsylvania, Catherine (Wilson) Troop, Georgia, Angelina Adamovich, Schoharie; one great-grandchild, Madison Shafer, Beach Lake, Pa.; two cousins; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father, Earl J. Martin and a sister, Alicia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Friends of Bassett, ASPCA, and Morris Emergency Squad.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday May 20, at the United Methodist Church in Morris and the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.
Interment will follow in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris. Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Friends may send online condolences to the family at www.johnstonfh.com.

Published in The Daily Star on May 16, 2013.

Bundy, Adrien E. 1916-2001 New Lisbon NY Obituary

Adrien E. Bundy

NEW LISBON — Adrien E. Bundy, 84, of New Lisbon, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
He was born Nov. 24, 1916, in New Berlin, the son of William and Flora (Knox) Bundy.
He was married to Dorothy Kennedy. She predeceased him in 1983.
Adrien was a dairy farmer operating on Bundy Road.
He was a member of the Wharton Valley Grange, the Garrattsville Fire Department and a lifetime member of Eastern Milk Producers.
Adrien was devoted to his family and farm.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, William and Donna Bundy, John Bundy and Lynn Alsheimer, Jim and Marilyn Bundy; his grandchildren, Lisa, Keith, Tom, Nathan and Katrina Bundy; his brother, Carl Bundy; and sister, Florence Card.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at noon at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, with the Rev. Lorraine Zimmerman officiating. Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to noon before the service.
Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adrien's memory to the Garrattsville Fire Department.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 5, 2001.

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Couse, Nadine (Richards) 1937-2001 Born in Burlington Green NY



Nadine Couse

MILFORD CENTER — Mrs. Nadine Grace Couse, 64, of Milford Center, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001.
She was born on Feb. 1, 1937, in Burlington Green, a daughter of Hanford and Lillian (Clum) Richards.
Nadine attended schools in Hartwick.
She married Glenn Couse on July 24, 1954.
Mrs. Couse spent most of her time raising her family, but did work at the Upstate Home for Children for 10 years. She and her family have resided in Milford Center for the past 35 years.
Nadine enjoyed crocheting, holidays with family and friends and devoted herself to her family.
She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Glenn; a daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Dennis White of Laurens; four sons, Donald Couse of Portlandville, David and Mary Couse of Unadilla, Dennis Couse of Oneonta and Dale Couse and Ruth of Milford; three grandsons, David and Phil Couse of Richmond, Va., and Shawn Callahan of Oneonta; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Evelyn Jacobs of Cherry Valley, Wanda Aney of Milford Center and Betty and Walter Wahl of Madison; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Maryann Richards of Oneonta and Neil and Dorothy Richards of Milford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Carlon Richards.
A funeral service will be on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Milford, with the Rev. Robert Kazinski, pastor of the Milford United Methodist Church, officiating.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Milford from 7 to 9 p.m., when the family will be in attendance.Burial will be in the spring in the Milford Center Cemetery.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford.

Published in The Daily Star on Dec. 10, 2001.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Darling, Mildred F. (Bemis) 1921-2002 Born in Morris NY

Mildred F. Darling

DADE CITY, Fla. — Mildred F. (Bemis) Darling, 80, died Jan. 17, 2002, at Heritage Park Specialty Center, where she had resided for several years.
She was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Morris, N.Y., the daughter of Worthy and Irene (Colburn) Bemis.
She first married Frank E. Bryant, and later married Lester Darling, who predeceased her on June 9, 1999.
She is survived by a son and two daughters and their spouses, Frank N. (Stub) and Shirley Bryant of West Laurens, N.Y., Florence and Donald Gildner of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Sally and Darwin Card, of New Berlin, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was laid to rest in Chapel Hill Gardens, Dade City, Fla.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 29, 2002.

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Eccleston, Kenneth B. 1907-1999 New Berlin NY Obituary

Kenneth Eccleston

NEW BERLIN — Kenneth Bruce Eccleston, 91, of New Berlin and formerly of Morris, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.
He was born in Binghamton on Nov. 21, 1907, the son of George and Frances (Conklin) Eccleston.
He married Ruth Turner on April 29, 1927, in Atlantic City, N.J. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary together.
He had worked for the Raymond Corporation for 17 years, and prior to that had worked for Jim Menitt Trucking, The Linn Tractor Co., and at one time had worked for the town of Morris Highway Department.
They had lived in New Berlin since 1985, and had formerly resided on Hargrave Street in Morris.
He attended the United Methodist Church in Morris.
Ken is survived by his wife, Ruth of New Berlin; a son, Carl Eccleston and his wife, Bernice, of New Berlin; a brother, Harold Eccleston of Chenango Bridge; a sister, Blanche Barbour of Atlantic City, N.J.; grandchildren, Carlette and Larry Brownell of Amsterdam and Sharel Eccleston of Kenosha, Wis.; great-grandchildren, Tanya, Melinda and Alicia Brownell; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Vivian and Ester Eccleston; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Leon, Leslie, Paul and Phillip Eccleston.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Joseph Fiske officiating. Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Morris United Methodist Church or the New Berlin Emergency Squad in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 12, 1999.

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Eccleston, Ruth C. (Turner) 1908-2001 New Berlin NY Obituary

Ruth C. Eccleston

NEW BERLIN — Ruth Corrine Eccleston, 92, of New Berlin, and formerly of Morris, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home in Norwich.
She was born in Morris on Dec. 15, 1908, the daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Gardner) Turner.
She married Kenneth Eccleston on April 29, 1927, in Atlantic City, N.J. He died Feb. 10, 1999.
She had been employed by the H.W. Naylor Co. in Morris for more than 22 years.
She and her husband had resided in New Berlin, since 1985, and before that they were lifelong Morris residents.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Morris.
She was well-known for her knitting of mittens and then giving them to all the children in the area and also her pride in feeding and helping people in need.
Ruth is survived by her son, Carl Eccleston and his wife, Bernice, of New Berlin; two granddaughters, Carlette Brownell and her husband, Larry, of Amsterdam and Shari Eccleston of Wisconsin; three stepgranddaughters, Ann Downey and her husband, Dennis, of Norwich, Alice Church of Sherburne and Patricia James of New Berlin; one stepgrandson, David James of Morris; three nephews, Paul Knickerbocker and his wife, Helen, of Pittsfield, Milton Knickerbocker and his wife, Dorthia, of Morris and Charles Turner and his wife, Florence, of South Edmeston; along with 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Three sisters, Clara Carpenter, Emma Stebbins and Louise Knickerbocker; and two brothers, Fred and Harry Turner; predeceased her.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, with the Rev. Joseph Fiske officiating. Burial will be in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Those who wish may donate to the United Methodist Church of Morris or the Morris or New Berlin Emergency Squads in her memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on June 4, 2001.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Enders, Louis A. W. 1922-2002 New Lisbon NY Obituary

Louis A.W. Enders

NEW LISBON — Louis A.W. Enders, 80, of New Lisbon, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at his home in New Lisbon.
He was born in Pelham on Jan. 31, 1922, the son of Louis A.W. Enders and Dorothy (Femister) Enders.
He married Joyce Mansfield on Feb. 28, 1942, in the Zion Episcopal Church in Morris. They would have been married 60 years at the end of this month.
Louis was a mechanical engineer who was employed by Babcock & Wilcox of Boston, Mass., for many years.
His interests included bow hunting, photography and the great outdoors. He was also an avid animal lover and downhill (Alpine) skier.
He is also remembered by his friends and family for inventing various useful gadgets.
Louis is survived by his wife, Joyce, of New Lisbon; his two children, Lucia Davison and her husband, Jeffrey, of Jericho, Vt., and Mark Enders and his wife, Sarah, of Pleasant View, Utah. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Lea and Sabra Davison and Zane and Destrey Enders. A sister, Carole Mirabella of Scarsdale, and a favorite nephew, Chip Mirabella of Wappingers Falls, also survive him.
The family will receive friends at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring at the Enders family plot in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Those who wish may make donations to The Salvation Army, 25 River St., Oneonta, NY in Louis' memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 14, 2002.

Gage, Helen (Townsend) 1938-2002 Holmesville NY Obituary

Helen Gage

HOLMESVILLE — Helen Gage, 64, of Holmesville, longtime caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery at White Store, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, March 26, 2002, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital.
Born and raised in the town of Butternuts, Helen attended school in the Mount Upton district, and then took up painting and paper hanging, which she did in many area homes.
She had been caretaker of the Evergreen Cemetery from 1959 through the present time. Helen was also the custodian of the South New Berlin School from 1975 until her retirement in 1997.
A woman who truly loved life, Helen was always an outgoing, rambunctious type of person. She really enjoyed cutting wood, which was her specialty; and loved to hunt, fish and go four-wheeling.
She was especially fond of picnics at any time of the year, and had enjoyed one during the warm spell in January of this year.
Helen was born Feb. 17, 1938, the daughter of Howard and Pearl (Webster) Townsend.
She was married to Gordon Gage, who passed away in 1991.
Helen is survived by her son, Brian A. Gage, of Syracuse; her longtime companion, Ike Jones, of Holmesville; her granddaughter, Brittany Ann Gage, of Cortland; two sisters, Anna Camp of Lathams Corners and Wanda Brown of Bainbridge; and her brother, Howard Townsend, of Guilford. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Besides her husband, Gordon, Helen was predeceased by her brother, George Townsend.
Funeral services for Helen will be held on Friday, March 29, 2002, at 1 p.m. from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rebekah Sweet, pastor of the Broad Street United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be at a later date in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South New Berlin Fire Department, care of the treasurer, South New Berlin, NY 13843.

Published in The Daily Star on March 27, 2002.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hobson, Robert J. 1934-2013 New Berlin NY Obituary

Hobson John Robert
- 5/25/2013
Hobson John Robert

NEW BERLIN- ROBERT J. HOBSON; Robert J. Hobson, of new Berlin, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Cooperstown, surrounded by his family. Bob was born on October 16, 1934, in New Berlin, the son of the late Robert and Beatrice (Dwyer) Hobson. Bob is survived by his son Rob and Linda Hobson of Racine, Wisconsin, his stepchildren Tim and Jim Hansen, Susan and Tom Harrington, Terry and Mick Land, all of New Berlin, grandchildren Shelby, Riley, Jacqueline, Sarah, Melissa, Matthew, Ashley, great granddaughter Niesha, and great grandson Jonathan, sister Margie Sikes, and nephew Joe and Nancy Sikes. Bob was predeceased by his lifelong companion, Gena Hansen, in 2011, and his nephew Michael Sikes, in 2007. In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Interment will be private in Fairview Cemetery in New Berlin. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnstonfh.com. Arrangements are by the Johnston funeral home of Morris.
 In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Interment 

Published at the Johnston Funeral Home online site.

Horey, Betty 1948-2002 New Berlin NY Obituary

Betty Horey

NEW BERLIN — Betty Horey, beloved wife of Brian and mother to Jason, Carol and Marissa, died suddenly in her sleep Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, 2002.
She was born Feb. 19, 1948, in Manchester, N.H., and grew up in Oneonta.
A 1966 graduate of Oneonta High School, Betty earned bachelor and master of science degrees in physics education from the State University College at Oneonta.
She and Brian were married on Sept. 30, 1972, and resided at 3 High St. in New Berlin.
She was employed as a mathematics teacher in the former Gilbertsville Central School District and then in the computer department of Preferred Mutual Insurance Co. in New Berlin before devoting her life's work to raising three children. Betty most recently was employed at the J.C. Penney Store in Oneonta.
She was instrumental in forming the Parent-Teachers Organization at the New Berlin Elementary School and worked with several school activities and community organizations including the Community Readers Program, the Band Parents Association, the Drama Club and most recently the Unadilla Valley Winter Guard.
Betty is survived by her husband; and children; and one brother, Richard Barley of Georgetown.
She was predeceased by her mother, Zella Barley, of Oneonta, who died in 1998.
Funeral arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin. Calling hours for family and friends are scheduled for 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2002. A funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 also at the funeral home.
The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers, be made to the "Eden Alternative Fund" care of Phyllus Furgison at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home, One Terrace Heights, New Berlin, NY, or to the New Berlin Emergency Squad.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 4, 2002.

Hunt, Rupert R. 1932-2000 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

Rupert R. Hunt Jr.

GILBERTSVILLE — Rupert R. Hunt Jr., 68, of Gilbertsville, went home to be with his savior on Monday, Oct. 2, 2000. He passed away in Sidney.
He was born on June 10, 1932, in the town of Morris, the son of Rupert P. and Irene (Jordan) Hunt Sr.
He married Doris Blankley on June 10, 1952. She survives.
He spent his childhood in the Morris and Gilbertsville areas. He attended Morris High School.
Rupert is survived by his children, Donald and Julie Hunt of Gilbertsville, Debra and Richard Amick of Warren, Mich., and Daniel Hunt of Gilbertsville; grandchildren, Stacy and Andrew Hunt and Alicia, Matthew and James Amick; brother and sister, Sylvia and James Johnson of Granville and John and Pat Hunt of Gilbertsville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a dairy farmer and electrician, water pump installer and a farm material handling systems dealer.
He was councilman for the town of Butternuts.
He was a member of Holmesville Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon for 30 years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Holmesville Baptist Church, South New Berlin, with the Rev. Romeyn Kipp, pastor of the Holmesville Baptist Church, officiating.
Calling hours will be Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, from 10 to 11 a.m. preceding the funeral at the Holmesville Baptist Church, South New Berlin. Interment will be held at the Butternut Valley Cemetery at Copes Corners.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad or the Holmesville Baptist Church.
Funeral arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin.

Published in The Daily Star on Oct. 4, 2000.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hyde, George Raymond 1940-2006 Morris NY Obituary

G. Raymond Hyde Jr.
MORRIS — G. Raymond Hyde Jr., 65, of Morris, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
He was born in the Bronx on June 24, 1940, the son of Raymond and Vivian (Keppie) Hyde.
He was married to Margaret Webster Hyde on May 5, 1962, in Chadwicks.
He spent most of his life in Morris, and was a graduate of Morris Central School, class of 1958.
He served his country for four years in the United States Air Force.
He was a general contractor and retail manager. He had a 20-year career with F.W. Woolworth Co.
He is survived by his companion, Caroline Furlong, of Morris; a daughter, Cheryl Koenig, and her husband, Mitchell, of Tequesta, Fla.; a son, Ramon Hyde and his wife, Laura, of Massena; a brother, Wesley Hyde of Denver, Colo.; and a sister, Lori Exline of Wichita, Kan.; as well as six grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his children, Michele, Michael and Colin.
Calling hours will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today, Feb. 20, 2006, at which time a funeral service will be conducted at the Johnston Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Witt Jr. officiating.
Burial will be at a later date in Hillington Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 20, 2006.

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Klingman, George J. 1929-2002 Butternuts NY Obituary

George Klingman

BUTTERNUTS — George J. Klingman, 72, of the town of Butternuts, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at his home.
He was born in Oneonta, on Feb. 22, 1929, the son of George David Klingman and Martha (Eggler) Klingman.
He married Caryl Hutchens on April 14, 1956, in Gilbertsville.
George was a very respected auto mechanic serving dealerships in Oneonta and Walton, until his retirement.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
George is survived by his wife, Caryl, of the town of Butternuts; his son, Keith Klingman and his wife, Penny, of Gilbertsville; his granddaughters, Stacey and Tracey Klingman of Gilbertsville; a sister, Anna Banias and her husband, Stephen of Portlandville.
He was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Zimmerman, and a brother, Warren Klingman.
A memorial service will be held at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Mary Ann Linder officiating.
Final resting place will be in the East Sidney Union Cemetery at a later date.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad in George's memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 20, 2002.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lamb, Gladys M. (Southwick) 1906-2001 Morris NY Obituary

Gladys M. Lamb

MORRIS — Gladys M. Lamb, 95, formerly of Morris, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin, where she had been a resident for the past five years. She was born in Earlville on June 6, 1906, the daughter of Clyde and Lula (Bixby) Southwick Sr.
She married Earl Jenks Lamb in Morris on Dec. 25, 1927. He died in February of 1970. She was a life-long Morris resident.
Gladys is survived by four children, John Lamb and his wife, Betty, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Lula Lund and her husband, Raymond, of New Berlin, Albert Lamb and his wife, Janice, of Keysville, Fla., and Louis Lamb and his wife, Karen, of Schuyler; her brother, Clyde Southwick Jr., and his wife, Alice, of New Berlin; and a sister, Clara Murphy, of Prattsville. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Two sons, Earl William Lamb and Donald Larry Lamb, and two sisters, Alice Gardner and Charlotte Holden, predeceased her.
Funeral services will be held at the Johnston Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Buskey officiating.
Committal services and burial will be in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
Calling hours will be on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 10, 2001.

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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.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mason, Frank "Barney" 1910-2002 New Lisbon NY Obituary


Frank Mason

NEW LISBON — Frank "Barney" Mason, 91, of New Lisbon, comfortably passed away at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.
He was born in New York City on Sept. 6, 1910, the son of William and Mary (O'Dea) Mason.
He married Veronica Smith on July 2, 1939, and loved her till the end.
He served his country as a staff sergeant in the United States Army in the European Theater during WWII.
He owned and operated a fish market in Brooklyn until 1963 when he and his family moved to New Lisbon, where he worked for the Bendix Corp. of Sidney for 15 years. Since his retirement, he took great pleasure in reading, feeding birds and enjoying the quiet of the country. He was always a gentleman.
He is survived by his wife, Veronica Mason; his son, William Mason, and his wife, Deborah; his daughter, Kathaleen Mason; and his grandchildren, Christopher and Erin, who all adored him.
As per his wishes, no calling hours or funeral services will be held at this time.
Those who wish are asked to donate to the Garrattsville Emergency Squad in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.


Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 9, 2002.

Mason, Veronica (Smith) 1917-2006 New Lisbon NY Obituary


Mason, Veronica (Smith) 1917-2006 New Lisbon NY Obituary

Veronica ’Ronnie’ Mason
NEW LISBON — Veronica "Ronnie" Mason, 88, formerly of New Lisbon and New York City, passed away gently Friday, March 10, 2006.
She was born June 21, 1917, in New York City, the daughter of James and Angeline Smith.
She married Frank "Barney" Mason in 1939. While her husband served in the United States Army during World War II, Ronnie worked at a defense plant. She worked beside Frank at their fish market in Brooklyn until they and their children moved to New Lisbon in 1962.
For many years Ronnie was a stay-at-home mom, loving and caring for her family. She returned to work later in life at the Otsego School and then at Pathfinder Village. She truly loved this work, which brought her many children to teach and care for. Failing eyesight ended her work career. At 65, she achieved a longtime goal of earning her GED.
Ronnie enjoyed growing roses and watching the birds. She loved to read and always took pleasure in music. She looked forward to the sing-a-long at Hampshire House, where she resided until shortly before her passing. All her life, the needs of her family came first.
This warm, loving woman is survived by her son, William, and his wife, Deborah, of Schenevus; her daughter, Kathaleen, and partner Catherine Holmes of Oneonta, and her two grandchildren, Christopher ("CJ") and Erin.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, in 2001. They will be together again.
Friends may call at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Johnston Funeral Home, 60 Broad St. Morris, until proceeding to a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Morris. The Very Rev. John Burns will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Flowers and expressions of sympathy may be directed to the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on March 13, 2006

McLean, Clyde E. 1926-2002 Hartwick NY Obituary

Clyde E. McLean

HARTWICK — Mr. Clyde E. (Chub) McLean, 75, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at his home.
He was born in Cooperstown on May 11, 1926, a son of Willard and Ella (Southworth) McLean.
Chub attended Edmeston Central School.
He married Elaine Fish on Aug. 2, 1947.
He worked his family farm for 20 years and did some logging as well. He was also a machine operator for the town of Burlington.
Chub was a former member of the Hartwick Rod and Gun Club, the Hartwick Veterans Club and a member of the Otsego Ramblers Country and Western Band.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a musician as well. He played the mandolin, fiddle and the harmonica. He also enjoyed clog dancing.
Chub will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as a person who enjoyed life to its fullest.
Chub is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elaine, of Hartwick; four daughters, Linda and Frank Wenz of Burlington, Carol and Buck Hoover of West Winfield, Sandra Laymon and her friend, Waters, of Brooklyn and June and Richard Dolhun of Richfield Springs; two sons, Martin and Joan McLean of Hartwick and Timothy McLean and his fiance, Janet Preston, of Hartwick; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer and Larry Truax Jr., Frank Wenz IV, Tammy and David Browning, Michael and Heather Hoover, Robert Hoover, Melissa Beach, Lisa McLean, Chad and Holly McLean, Cory Laymon and Donald Mitchell Jr.; 12 great-grandchildren; nine sisters, Erma Hughes of Oneonta, Beulah Osborn of Burlington Flats, Edna Ruland of Binghamton, Betty Crockford of Ithaca, Columbine and Louis Oblak of Hartwick, Gladys and Harold Scrivener of New Berlin, Alberta Eastman of Freeville, Albeama and Kenneth Gaborsek of Fly Creek and Marjorie and Ralph Snyder of Fuguay-Varina, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Dorothy McLean, of Hartwick; and many close nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; five brothers, Nelson, Kenneth, Lyle, Norman and Leonard McLean; and a sister, Wanda Stewart.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown, with the Rev. John Young officiating.
Burial will be in the spring.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown when the family will be in attendance.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 22, 2002.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Thank you for bearing with me.

Hello and just a note to thank you for following this blog.  I should be adding more soon.  It has been a hectic time here with my husband in the hospital in Cooperstown which is a travel time of an hr. one way.  He is improving and we admitted him for Rehab today at a facility in Norwich which is much closer.
And adding to that, my computer wasn't working.  Bless my son for spending many hours on that and it
is working much better tonight.   I would love to hear from any followers.  Donna

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Musk, Florence E. (Austin) 1907-2002 Pittsfield NY Obituary

Florence E. Musk

PITTSFIELD — Florence E. Musk, 94 years, of Pittsfield, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in Norwich.
She was born Oct. 7, 1907, in the town of Gilbertsville, the daughter of Alvin and Margaret (Watts) Austin.
She married Clifton W. Musk on Nov. 2, 1929. He predeceased her in 1978.
She spent her childhood in the Gilbertsville area. She was a graduate of Mount Upton Central School.
She is survived by her daughter, Ada Mae Musk Burrs of South New Berlin; adoptive son, Paul Wayne Musk of New Berlin; and two sisters, Esther Ingalls of Franklin and Irene Phillips of Sidney.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Mary Elizabeth in 1933; two sisters, Ethel Ingalls and Lina Barnes; and one brother, Henry Alvin Austin.
She worked as a child-care provider, farmer and nurse's aide for the Chase Nursing Home.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Berlin. She was a member of the Home Bureau & Grange.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 7, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin, with the Rev. Beverly Butler of the First United Methodist Church in New Berlin officiating.
Interment will be in Copes Corners Cemetery in the town of Gilbertsville.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home of New Berlin.

Naylor, Merton E. 1929-2002 Mount Vision NY Obituary

Merton E. Naylor

MOUNT VISION — Merton E. Naylor, 72, of County Highway 11, Mount Vision, died Jan. 14, 2002, at his home.
He was born March 17, 1929, the son of the late Herbert and Ethel (Harrington) Naylor.
He and his brothers operated the Naylor Brothers Dairy Farm in Mount Vision until 1993.
He was one of the founding members of the Mount Vision Fire Department, holding many offices. He became an honorary member when he could no longer be actively involved. He was also a longtime member of the Mount Vision United Methodist Church and the Mount Vision Grange.
He is survived by his wife of over 36 years, Janice Naylor, of Mount Vision; his sons, David Naylor of Mount Vision and his fiancee, Carol Breier of Cooperstown, and Douglas Naylor and his wife, Antonella of South Windsor, Conn.; his daughter, Darleen Callahan and her husband, Christopher of Mount Vision; his sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Robert Williams, and their son, Gary of Masonville; grandchildren, Caitlin Breier, Benjamin Naylor, Amanda Naylor and a new baby expected in June; his extended family, Jon, Tandi, Audrianna and Eric Ericson of Mount Vision; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Lisle and Kendall Naylor.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, from the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Roger G. Yoder, pastor of the Mount Vision United Methodist Church, officiating. Friends and family may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, when the family will be present.
Burial will be in the Mount Vision Cemetery, Mount Vision, in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mount Vision Fire Department or the Hartwick Emergency Squad.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta and Otego.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 16, 2002.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Palen, Douglas G. 1950-2002 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

Douglas G. Palen

GILBERTSVILLE — Douglas George Palen, 51, of Gilbertsville, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.
He was born Nov. 13, 1950, in Goshen, the son of Wallace K. and Helen M. Palen.
He graduated from Wallkill Central School and attended Cornell University.
He was a former member of the New Hurley Reformed Church of Wallkill.
He had lived in the Gilbertsville area for the past 25 years and had worked as a self-employed farrier.
Doug was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.
He is survived by his parents; a daughter, Danielle Palen of New Cannan, Conn.; his brothers, Alan D. Palen of Campbell Hall, and Les K. Palen of Trout Creek, Mont.; his sisters, Donna P. Clark and husband, Warren, of Wallkill, Laure J. Palen of Kingston, Amy J. O'Hearn and husband, Edward, of Laconia, N.H.; his nieces, AM2 Jennie L. Clark of U.S. Navy at Lemoore, Calif., Ali and Tami Palen of Walden, Kerri Krazia of Walden, Gerri Dedi of Kingston, Emma O'Hearn of Laconia, N.H.; a nephew, Michael Keator Price of Walden; and aunts and uncles.
There will be no calling hours, and a memorial service will be held at Doug's home on Saturday at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Otsego County Federated Sportsman's Clubs or the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Poling, LeRoy F. 1919-2002 Formerly of Garrattsville NY

LeRoy F. Poling

PALM BAY, Fla. — LeRoy F. Poling, 83, formerly of Garrattsville, N.Y., died at his home in Palm Bay, Fla., on Saturday, March 2, 2002.
Born in Union, Ohio, in 1919, he lived in Garrattsville until 1972, when he moved to Belle Glade, Fla.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He landed in France on D-Day and took part in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was superintendent of highways for the town of New Lisbon until 1972.
After moving to Florida, he was sanitation superintendent for the city of Belle Glade and also taught mechanics at the vocational school there. After moving to Palm Bay in 1984, he went to work for Avis as a driver.
He was especially proud of his four children and his 20 years on the Morris Central School Board of Education, several as its president.
His survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Betty Hull Poling, of Palm Bay, Fla.; his children and their spouses, Nick and Sue Poling of Juliaetta, Ind., Jeff and Kathie Poling of Oneonta, N.Y., Sharon and Nick Lambros of Oneonta, N.Y., Bonnie Burke and Bruce Dietzen of Key West, Fla.; grandchildren, Matt, Sean and Kayla Poling, Maria and Jaclyn Lambros and Derek Burke; a brother, Charles and Pat Poling of Oneida, N.Y.; sisters, June and Richard Rollins of Garrattsville, N.Y., Billie and Ron Snyder of Belle Glade, Fla., and Florence and Robert Arnold of Burlington Flats, N.Y.
Graveside services will be held at Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge, Fla., at noon on Tuesday.
Donations may be made to Hospice of South Brevard, 1900 Dairy Rd., West Melbourne, Fla., 32904.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Rudnitski, Theresa (Musson) 1909-2002 Gilbertsville NY Obituary

Theresa Mae Rudnitski

GILBERTSVILLE — Theresa Mae Rudnitski, 92, formerly of Gilbertsville, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford.
She was born on May 16, 1909, in Unadilla, the daughter of Fred and Lucy (Daniels) Musson.
She married Albert F. Rudnitski in Gilbertsville on March 16, 1928. He died March 19, 1988.
They operated the "Little Grocery" in Gilbertsville for more than 20 years and retired in 1969.
She was a lifelong area resident and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville.
Theresa is survived by her two sons, Donald Rudnitski of New Paltz and Gerald Rudnitski of Chenango Forks; her sister, Louise Richards of Morris; her brother, Albert Musson of Gilbertsville; and several grand and great-children.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert, Richard and James Musson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 1 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Gilbertsville, with the Rev. Dr. Donald Boardman officiating.
Visitation will be held one hour before the service time.
Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at a later date.
It was Theresa's request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville, in her memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Seymour, Henry J. 1922-2002 Morris NY Obituary

Henry J. Seymour

MORRIS — Henry (Hank) J. Seymour, 79, of Morris, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1922, in Norfolk, Va., the son of Henry J. Seymour and Alice (Osborn) Seymour.
He married Virginia Richards on June 20, 1948, in Williston Park.
He was employed by the Griffith Air Force Base in Rome, as a mechanic and later as a quality control evaluator until his retirement in 1984.
Hank and his wife had resided in the Morris area for the past 31 years.
He was a past commander and charter member of the Morris VFW and was also a life member of the VFW. He was also a life member of the Morris American Legion Post.
His wife, Virginia, of Morris, three nieces and a nephew survive him.
He was predeceased by his brother and sisters, who were Harold Seymour, Mildred Seymour, Margaret Sauer and Lola Zinzer.
It was Hank's wishes that no calling hours or funeral services be held at this time. He was cremated at the Hillington Crematory in Morris and his cremains will be interred in Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton.
Friends are asked to donate to the Morris Emergency Squad in Hank's memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Stafford, Margaret (Austin) 1915-2002 Morris NY Obituary

Margaret Stafford

MORRIS — Margaret Austin Stafford, 86, of Morris, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
She was born in Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 3, 1915, the daughter of Arthur L. Austin and Elizabeth Albright Rose Austin.
She married Richard Bradt Stafford in Arlington, N.J., on June 22, 1935. He died May 31, 1975.
She was a resident of Morris for more than 65 years and had formerly lived in Southern Pines, N.C., Knoxville, Tenn., and Arlington, N.J.
Peg had worked for the Gabriel Harris Jewelers of Oneonta for many years.
She was a very active member of the Morris Baptist Church.
She is survived by her two sons, Richard B. Stafford Jr. of Baldwinsville and Peter Stafford of Morris; and seven grandchildren including, Scott Stafford of Durham, N.C., Heather Stafford of Fuquay'Varna, N.C., Jennifer of Redondo Beach, Calif., Holly Stafford of San Francisco, Calif., Peter Stafford II of North Brookfield, Mass., Kimberly Wilkerson of Little Elm, Texas, and Mark Page of Garland, Texas. She is also survived by three great-granddaughters, Paige Wilkerson of Little Elm, Texas, Sarah Page of Garland, Texas, and Colleen Stafford of North Brookfield, Mass. A sister, Virginia Lull, also survives her.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Virginia Stafford Page; and a brother, John Austin.
Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris and funeral services will be on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Morris Baptist Church in Morris, with the Rev. J. Mark Norlund, dear friend and former pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to either the Morris Baptist Church or the Morris Emergency Squad in Peg's memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 22, 2002.

Margaret Stafford

MORRIS — Committal services for Mrs. Stafford, 86, who died Jan. 20, 2002, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2002, at the Stafford family plot in Hillington Cemetery in Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on May 17, 2002.


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Stafford, Richard B. 1908-1975 Morris NY Obituary

Stafford, Richard 1908-1975 Morris, NY

RICHARD STAFFORD

Richard Bradt Stafford, 66, of 5 South Broad Street, Morris, a retired employee of the Electrical Components Division of the Bendix Corporation, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 31, at Fox Hospital.
He was born July 21, 1908 in Earlville, a son of Walter and Alice (Matteson) Stafford. He married Margaret Austin on June 22, 1935 in Arlington, N. J.
Mr. Stafford had been employed by the Bendix Corporation at Sidney, working for some time in the experimental division, retiring several years ago.
He was one of the oldest active members of the Morris Fire Department; an active member of the Butternut Valley Rod and Gun Club; a member of the Otsego County Peace Officers Association which he had served as president, secretary and treasurer.
Mr. Stafford was currently serving as Clerk of the Village of Morris. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Morris.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Richard B. Stafford, Baldwinsville, and Peter A. Stafford, Morris; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Page, Dallas, Texas; a brother, Robert Stafford, Morris; six grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services was held Tuesday, June 3 from the First Baptist Church, Morris with Rev. Winston B. Maricle, pastor, officiating.
Burial was made in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.

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Sweet, Mary Ann (Pylinski) 1925-2001 Edmeston NY Obituary

MaryAnn Sweet

EDMESTON — MaryAnn Sweet, 75, of Edmeston, died peacefully Thursday, June 28, 2001, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born Dec. 7, 1925, in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of Julius and Susie (Tchechickevich) Pylinski.
She married Robert L. Sweet Sr. on Aug. 8, 1952, in the South New Berlin Parsonage.
MaryAnn retired from Kraft Foods in Lowville, where she had been employed as a quality controller.
She was a member of the Church of the Nativity and served in their Alter Guild. MaryAnn was also a member of the Wharton Valley American Legion Auxiliary Post #1311 and held the position of Sergeant of Arms and organized the Poppy fund-raiser for many, many years.
MaryAnn enjoyed bowling, golfing and loved to watch stock car racing.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; her son, Richard W. Sweet; her step children and their spouses, Robert L. Sweet Jr. and Donna and James W. Sweet and Joann; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her brothers, Edward Pylinski and Albert (Bud) Pylinski; and her sisters, Helen Mockovciak and Janina Piazza.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph, Peter, Sylvester and Walter Pylinski; her sister, Genevieve Nestved; and her step sister, Julia Gramberg.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity in Edmeston, with Fr. John Burns officiating. Calling hours are Friday, June 29, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home in Edmeston. A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. and a Legion Auxiliary service will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday evening.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in MaryAnn's memory to the Catskill Area Hospice, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home in Edmeston.

Published in The Daily Star on June 29, 2001.

Sweet, Robert L. 1912-2002 Edmeston NY Obituary

Robert L. Sweet

EDMESTON — Robert L. Sweet, 89, of Edmeston, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born Jan. 26, 1912, in Gilbertsville, the son of William H. and Marion (Borden) Sweet.
He married MaryAnn Pylinski in August 1952. She predeceased him on June 28, 2001.
Robert retired from Kraft Food in Lowville after 42 years; he had been employed in the maintenance department.
He was a member of the Wharton Valley American Legion Post No. 1311 and the VFW Post No. 6912 in Lowville.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946.
He is survived by his sons, Robert L. Sweet Jr. and his wife, Donna; James W. Sweet and his wife, Joanne; and Richard W. Sweet; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, William Sweet; and two sisters, Nellie Sweet and Mildred Ward.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, with the Rev. Lorraine Zimmerman officiating. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today, with an American Legion service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in Robert's memory to the Catskill Area Hospice; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 14, 2002.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tiffany, Mason E. 1920-2001 West Burlington NY Obituary

Mason E. Tiffany

WEST BURLINGTON — Mason E. Tiffany, 80, of West Burlington, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at The Meadows in Middlefield.
He was born Dec. 29, 1920, in Gilbertsville, the son of Ellis and Etta (Hackett) Tiffany.
He married Wanda Colburn on July 15, 1950.
Mason retired from the New York State Department of Transportation.
He continued to be active by enjoying the outdoors through fishing and hunting. Many hours were also spent sitting in his doorway socializing with neighbors while tinkering with mowers.
Mason is survived by his wife, Wanda; his children, Barbara Murphy, Linda Winsor and her husband, Robert; his grandchildren, Kevin Rous, Kristie Willix; great-grandchildren, Justin Rous, Jason Rous, Jordan Rous and George Mason Willix; his brothers, William and Raymond Tiffany; and his sisters, Gladys Wright and Shirley Tiffany and Betty Tiffany.
He was predeceased by one great-granddaughter, Erika: and his brothers, Clarence and Louis Tiffany.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, with the Rev. John Young officiating. Calling hours are Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mason's memory to the Edmeston Emergency Squad; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

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

Tiffany, Rose (Belden) 1927-2002 New Berlin NY Obituary

Rose B. Tiffany

NEW BERLIN — Rose B. Tiffany, 75 , of New Berlin passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002, in New Berlin.
She was born Jan. 18, 1927, in the town of Butternuts, the daughter of Orrin and Mildred (Tripp) Belden.
She married Donald Tiffany on May 17, 1945. He predeceased her July 2, 1990.
She spent her childhood in the Gilbertsville area.
She attended Gilbertsville High School and was very proud to receive her GED in 1970. She later attended BOCES and became a licensed practical nurse.
She was employed by Kraft Foods for 35 years, then worked as an LPN at the Oxford Veteran's Home and for the past five years as a counselor at Pathfinder Village.
She volunteered at the New Berlin Library, helped with election polls and was involved with a seniors group.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge and the Butternuts Grange. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in South New Berlin.
Traveling was Rose's greatest joy, whether by bus, car, plane or boat; her favorite trip being to Alaska.
She leaves behind many friends and family as she makes her final journey to be with her Lord.
She regrets that she will be unable to return to her work at Pathfinder Village and the people she loved there.
She wishes to thank all who have helped her at the Faxton Cancer Center, New Berlin Health Center and Hospice.
She is survived by her four children, April Tiffany of Utica, Bruce Tiffany of South New Berlin, Carl Tiffany of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ed Tiffany of Utica; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Belden of Rome.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in South New Berlin with the Rev. Kurt Funke of the First Baptist Church in South New Berlin officiating.
Interment will be in the Butternuts Cemetery in the town of Gilbertsville.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Pathfinder Village, Edmeston, NY, or the New Berlin Library, New Berlin, NY, 13411.
Arrangements are by Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin.

Published in The Daily Star on March 18, 2002.

Tracy, Richard L. 1926-2002 Morris NY Obituary

Richard Tracy

MORRIS — Richard Leon Tracy of Morris, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at his home in Morris.
He was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Norwich, the son of the late Edgar L. Tracy and Hazel Melvin Tracy.
He married Marian Edwards on Dec. 13, 1947, in Halstead, Pa. Marian predeceased him May 16, 1997.
He is survived by four sons, Edward Tracy and his wife, Dara, of Garrattsville, Leon Tracy and his wife, Joy, of New Berlin, Dan Tracy and his wife, Bonnie, of Morris, and Michael Tracy and his wife, Eileen, of Morris; one daughter, Kathy Whitmore, and her husband, Stanley, of Otego; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
At the age of 17, Richard served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He received the American Campaign Ribbon; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with One Bronze Star; and World War II Victory Ribbon. His highest rank held was as petty officer third class (P.A.D. No. 3).
Richard was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Tracy owned many businesses throughout his life including Tracy-O'Neil Construction Co., Darian, Conn.; Tracy's Used Cars, Oneonta, (West Laurens,) and Norwich; Tracy's Gas Station, Oneonta; Tracy-Jenson Produce, Oneonta; and West & Tracy Construction Co., Norwich.
Mr. Tracy was a construction superintendent for many years, supervising the construction of many area buildings including the large addition of Bassett Hospital, buildings on the Hartwick College and State University College at Oneonta campuses, New York State Electric and Gas Corp., I-88 bridges and various buildings throughout the state during his career. He worked for Perlstein Construction Co. of New York City during the last 12 years before his retirement.
An avid sports participant and fan, Richard founded, owned and managed a semi-pro baseball team in Morris (Morris Athletic Club) and managed a semi-pro baseball team in Norwich (Norwich Merchants). He was a constant supporter of sports programs in Morris for more than 40 years with affiliation in Norwich and Oxford in his early years. Mr. Tracy attended countless youth and MCS games involving his children and grandchildren throughout his lifetime.
Richard, also an outdoor sportsman, enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends.
Richard retired in 1982, and he and his wife, Marian, spent winters in Florida.
At Mr. Tracy's request, he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Johnston Funeral Home, Morris, with the Rev. Joseph Fiske officiating.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Morris Emergency Squad or to the Morris Booster Club, P.O. Box 426, Morris, NY 13808.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 22, 2002. 


Richard L. Tracy

MORRIS — Committal services for Mr. Richard Leon Tracy, who died Jan. 20, 2002, will be held in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2002.

Published in The Daily Star on May 16, 2002.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Weller, Alice (Daniels) 1908-2002 New Berlin NY Obituary

Alice D. Weller

NEW BERLIN — Alice Daniels Barber Weller, 93, of New Berlin, and formerly of Deltona, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Wayne Aldrich.
She was born April 22, 1908, in Butternuts, the daughter of Frank and Elma (Culver) Daniels.
She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters; and one son, Howard L. Barber.
She married William L. Barber, who died in 1970.
She is survived by three children, Albert Barber and wife, Marian, of Walton, Dora M. Carr of Galway, and Florence Aldrich and husband, Wayne, of New Berlin.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She married John Weller, who predeceased her in 1992.
Alice attended a one-room schoolhouse until eighth grade. She graduated from Gilbertsville Central School and Oneonta Normal School. In high school and normal school, she played basketball and softball.
At age 7, she learned to drive a team of horses, and raked hay for her father and her grandfather during the summers.
Alice lived in Mount Vision for many years, and worked at the Oneonta Dress Factory.
In 1970, she relocated to Florida, and worked making custom drapes until retiring at age 74. After retiring, she enjoyed going to plays, competing in outdoor shuffleboard leagues, a bowling league and playing cards with her friends. She continued this until reaching the age of 90.
She was a very talented seamstress, who also enjoyed crocheting and gardening. Alice was an avid reader right up to the time of her death.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815 in loving memory of Alice D. Weller.
A memorial service will be held at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kurt Funke, pastor of the South New Berlin Baptist Church, officiating. The family will be in attendance at 1 p.m. to greet friends.
Burial will take place at the Hillington Cemetery, Morris, at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 17, 2002.

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.]

Published in The Daily Star on Sept 11, 2001.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Vital Statistics, Town of New Lisbon, NY, 1936

Vital Statistics, Town of New Lisbon, NY, 1936

                VITAL STATISTICS FOR THE
                    TOWN OF NEW LISBON

January 6, Eva Jane, to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Harrington.

January 15, John Robert to Mr. and Mrs. George Turnbull.

March 30, Glenn Howard to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Morse.

April 18, Rose Etta, to Mr. and Mrs. John Ballard.

May 13, Cecelia, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gracyalny.

June 17, Glenn Robert, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson.
June 18, Ralph Harold to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lasher.

September 14, Janette, to Mr. and Mrs. John White.

October 8, Audrey L. to Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Palmer.

October 29, Grover Jason to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Morehouse.

November 16, Milton Otis to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Simonds.

December 28, Elaine Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Robinson.

Deaths

Jan. 3, Charles J. Thorpe, age 66.

Jan. 6, Lee Parker, age 35 years.

Feb. 2, Charles Card, age 69 years.
Feb. 15, George Nearing, age 75.

March 4, Thomas Ward, age 72.

March 14, Jane Harrington, age 85.

April 25, Ellen Stafford, age 86.

May 6, Stephen M ??

May 18, Edga??

June 4, Joh??

July 26, Sorry, all this information is missing

Aug. 6,

Sept. 16, ??

Nov. 9, Irene Parker

Nov. 23, Elijah Parker

Nov. 28, Sarah A--- --------, age 84

Dec. 15, Julia S__________ll, age 72

Marriages

January 20, Madge Gregory to Owen Lavery.

July 5, Lottie Willsey to Arthur Southworth

August 3, Marie Ward to William (typo-last name missing)

Sept. 12, Charlotte Barton to John Iukash.

October 18, Hazel Eldred to Smith George.

November 20, Pauline Tarbox to Delwood Hanner.

December 25, Virginia Elizabeth McCagg to Arthur D. Owen.