Our Obituaries

George B. McLean

September 26, 1928 - November 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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June M. Kenney

June 27, 1927 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Christopher Joy

February 15, 1968 - November 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Reland Smith

October 4, 1935 - November 14, 2017

Reland Smith, 82, of South Plymouth passed away at his home on Wednesday afternoon, November 14, 2017. Reland was born on October 4, 1935 in East Pharsalia the son of Harry and Wanda (Bauder) Smith. Following his graduation he entered the United States Army serving his country during the Korean War. In 1959 he married Jean Belden and soon after they purchased a dairy farm in South Plymouth...
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Gerald E. Cushman

February 1, 1943 - November 9, 2017

Gerald E. Cushman, 74, of Plymouth passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, November 9, 2017.Born February 1st 1943 in Norwich NY to Gordon and Ruth Cleveland Cushman. Jerry attended Plymouth school until the 6th grade and then went to Norwich High School. Following high school he attended Morrisville College. Jerry married Linnea Centerwall, who survives, on November 2, 1963 In Greene NY....
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George Krauss

March 17, 1931 - November 7, 2017

George Krauss, 86, of Guilford passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at his home. George was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 17, 1931 to the late Arthur and Lillian Krauss. Upon completion of high school, George enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served his country bravely during the Chosin Reservoir Battle in Korea, walking with his platoon over 70 miles in temperatures that were often...
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Elizabeth F. Brown

November 16, 1921 - November 4, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Brown passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the age of 95. At the time of her death she was residing in the Chenango Memorial Hospital, Residential Health Care Facility Nursing Home in Norwich, N.Y. Betty was born November 16, 1921 in Patchogue, N.Y. to Robert Raymond Ryder and Bessie (Foster) Ryder. The doctor who delivered the twins surprised their mother by saying, "I...
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Frank Fowlston

December 10, 1956 - October 30, 2017

Frank Fowlston, 60, of Plymouth passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 30, 2017. Frank was born in Norwich and raised in Smyrna with Kirk and Stella McKee having a very large influence in his early years. Upon finishing school, Frank went to work at Dunckel Farms in the Preston which later became Deb El Foods located in Sherburne where he spent over 40 years as a dedicated, hardworking...
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Leland J. Hackett

June 19, 1941 - October 23, 2017

Leland J. Hackett, Jr., 76, of Plymouth passed away on Monday October 23, at his home. He was born in Oxford on June 19, 1941 to the late Thelma and Leland J Hackett, Sr. Leland was a lifelong resident of the Norwich area, working in various positions at Norwich Knitting Mill, Norwich Shoe and eventually spending 30 years at Victory Markets as a warehouseman. He enjoyed working with his hands,...
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James V. Bevilacqua

December 23, 1926 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Frederica M. Steward

January 15, 1925 - October 15, 2017

Frederica M. (Toots) (Tootsie) Steward, 92, of Norwich passed away Sunday evening, October 22, 2017, at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin. Frederica was born on January 15, 1925 in Cadosia, NY the daughter of Henry and Rosa (Schraft) Crook. At the age of 15 she moved with her family to the Norwich area where she continued to make her home. Frederica gained employment with the...
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Catherine A. Lockwood

May 6, 1953 - October 15, 2017

Catherine Ann Lockwood, 64, of Norwich, passed away on Sunday October 15,2017 at Chenango Memorial Hospital. She was born May 6,1953 the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Lou Gehm of Whitney Point. She was employed with Norwich Pharmaceuticals for 40 years, retiring in 2014 as Director of Quality Assurance. She was a very generous person who touched many lives. Family was the most...
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Eva W. Downey

December 8, 1923 - October 15, 2017

Eva Werbela Downey, 93 of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Eva was born December 8, 1923, in Earlville NY, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Lucas Werbela. As a child Eva attended a one room schoolhouse then graduated from Earlville High School in 1941. Following high school Eva attended the Utica School of Commerce and upon graduating was employed in Norwich at...
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Kathryn Tefft

August 25, 1945 - October 13, 2017

Kathryn Thornton Boname Tefft, 72, of South Plymouth passed away Friday afternoon, October 13, 2017, at home with her daughter by her side. Kathy was born on August 25, 1945 in Norwich the daughter of Hubert and Nancy (Hills) Thornton. She grew up in the area and was a 1962 graduate of the Norwich High School. In 1966 she gained employment with the Norwich Shoe Co. before moving to Las Vegas...
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Thomas J. Farrell

February 6, 1939 - October 12, 2017

Thomas J. Farrell, 78, of Oxford passed away peacefully Thursday evening October 12th at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.Tom or should I say the Big "T" as he was known by all, was born on Rexford Street in Norwich on February 6, 1939. The youngest of Six to Edward and Helen (Nellie) Farrell. The family would eventually move to the Lower Ravine Road to a place that would be known as "The Farm"....
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Marietta R. Lanfair

February 27, 1917 - October 12, 2017

Marietta R. Lanfair, 100, a 50 year resident of Norwich passed away Thursday evening, October 12, 2017, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Marietta was born on February 27, 1917 in Afton the daughter of Rexford and Mira (Lum) Silvey. At the early age of 6 she moved with her family to Yale Road and attended the Bainbridge-Guilford school. On August 23, 1933 in Guilford she married Lynn Lanfair...
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Florence S. Biviano

July 16, 1926 - October 12, 2017

Florence S. Biviano, 91, of Norwich passed away Thursday evening, October 12, 2017, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Born on July 16, 1926 in Norwich, the daughter of Clifford and Bessie (Cummings) Burlingame. She grew up in Norwich and was a 1943 graduate of the Norwich High School. In 1945, she gained employment with the Benedict Corporation car dealership and subsequently went to work for...
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Beulah L. Parker

May 27, 1941 - October 7, 2017

Beulah L. Parker, 76, of Norwich passed away Saturday evening, October 7, 2017, at the Vestal Park Nursing Home in Vestal. Beulah was born in Norwich on May 27, 1941 the daughter of Howard and Margaret (Bush) Brazee. She grew up in several areas of Chenango and Delaware counties and attended school in Sherburne, but Norwich has been her home for many years. Beulah "wore her heart on her sleeve"....
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Clare E. Gibbs

April 28, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Clare E. (Chick) Gibbs, 85, of Norwich passed away Friday evening, October 6, 2017, at the Vestal Park Nursing Home in Vestal. Chick was born in Norwich on April 28, 1932 the son of Clare H. and Marion (Whitmore) Gibbs. He is survived by his wife Joan of Vestal and son Paul of Maryland. He was predeceased by a son David, sister Evelyn Whaley and brother Robert Gibbs. There will be no formal...
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Carol Whispell

February 3, 1942 - October 3, 2017

We celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Carol Elaine Smith Whispell. Carol was born in Norwich, NY on February 3, 1942 to the late Dorothy May Rathbun Smith and Robert Albert Smith. She passed away in Arizona surrounded by the love of her family, on October 3, 2017.She was the cherished wife and "Sweetheart" to Charles R. Whispell for 55+ years. Together they treasured the memories of family...
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Marion D. Curlew

January 14, 1916 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Bernard S. Brazee

January 8, 1963 - September 28, 2017

Bernard S. (Bernie) Brazee, 54, of Norwich and a longtime employee of the Chenango County Highway Dept., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Bernie was born on January 8, 1963 in Norwich the son of Francis and Dorothy (Kellogg) Brazee. He was a lifelong resident of Norwich and was educated in the Norwich schools. Not afraid of work,...
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Earl S. Robinson

November 18, 1948 - September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Barbara Whaley

September 15, 1955 - September 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Elwin J. Monroe

October 20, 1917 - September 19, 2017

Elwin J. "Buster" Monroe, 99, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was born in Plymouth, NY on October 20, 1917 to the late Porter B. and Viola Hall Monroe. In his early years, Buster worked on farms and delivered hay and cattle around various locations in Chenango County. He enlisted in the US Army in 1942 and spent four years serving his country as an artilleryman. After his military...
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Barbara Falin

April 13, 1941 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Donald E. Du Bois

August 23, 1934 - September 5, 2017

Donald E. DuBois Sr., 83, a longtime resident of Pitcher passed away Tuesday evening, September 5, 2017 at the Wilson Regional Medical Center of Johnson City. Don was born on August 23, 1934 in Oxford the son of Herbert and Jeanette (Lavere) DuBois. He was raised in Oxford where he attended the local schools. At the age of 9 he moved with his family to Kirk and in 1952 moved to Pitcher where...
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Sheila J. Moore

January 4, 1943 - September 3, 2017

Sheila J. Moore, 74, of Norwich passed away on Sunday morning, September 3, 2017 following a long and courageous battle with heart disease. She was born on January 4, 1943 in Norwich to the late Daniel and Marion (Phillips) Foster. Sheila was known as a strong willed and independent person. Her working years included positions with Victory Markets and Howard Johnson Hotel, followed by years of...
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Bertha L. Blackman

June 30, 1925 - August 26, 2017

Bertha L. Blackman, 92, of East Pharsalia, NY died on August 26, 2017 at Chenango Memorial Hospital Nursing Home where she had been for a short time. She was born on June 30, 1925 in McDonough, NY to Ward and Rose Gardner Manwarren. On November 25, 1942 she married Frederick W. Blackman in New Berlin, NY in a double wedding ceremony with her brother and future sister-in-law Stewart Manwarren and...
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Archie B. Hackett

December 24, 1952 - August 24, 2017

Archie Burton Hackett Jr., better known as Burt, 64 of Beaver Meadow, New York passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, August 24, 2017 surrounded by close family following a long and heroic battle with cancer.Burt was born on December 24, 1952, in Norwich New York to Archie and Margaret (Joslyn) Hackett from Preston NY.Burt attended Norwich schools from Kindergarten through 10th grade, he...
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Rodney L. Furgison

April 20, 1947 - August 24, 2017

Rodney L. Furgison, 70, of Sherburne passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening, August 24, 2017 in the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Rodney was born on April 20, 1947 in Bainbridge the son of Clifford and Beatrice (Eggleston) Furgison. He grew up in the Bainbridge and Norwich areas where he attended the local schools. In September of 1967 he entered the United States Army serving his country...
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Jean T. Harmon

October 15, 1925 - August 23, 2017

Jean Tarlton Harmon, age 91, passed away 8/23/2017. She was born in New Mexico and later moved to Canyon, Texas where she graduated from college with a music degree. She and her college sweetheart, James, married after his return from WWII, and they moved to Maryland where she attended Peabody Conservatory. As a violinist, Jean played with many orchestras and chamber groups throughout the years,...
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Helen M. Huskins

June 30, 1928 - August 20, 2017

Helen M. Huskins, 89, of Norwich, passed away on Sunday August 20, 2017. She was born in Johnson City on June 30, 1928 to the late Clarence and Mabel Turner. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased in 2014 by her husband of 69 years, Walter R. Huskins. Survivors include her children, Sheila Huskins, and Alan and Kathy Huskins; her grandchildren, Kelly, Christina, Andrea, Stephen, Nathan...
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Janet Frink

August 9, 1942 - August 19, 2017

Janet Frink, 75, of Norwich passed away Saturday evening, August 19, 2017, in the Valley View Manor Nursing Home. Janet was born on August 9, 1942 in Norwich the daughter of Homer and Lillian (Armondi) Jackson. She grew up in Norwich where and attended the Norwich schools. Janet made her home in the Binghamton area for 20 years before returning to Norwich several years ago. Janet was a wild and...
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Mary A. Lamphere

March 12, 1941 - August 8, 2017

Mary Ann Lamphere, 76, of Norwich, passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 8, 2017, at the Wilson Regional Medical Center of Johnson City. Mary was born on March 12, 1941 in Morris, the daughter of Nelson and Ruth (Sickler) Shaw. She grew up in Morris where she attended the local school and eventually moved with her family to Smyrna. In 1969 Mary moved to Norwich where she has since made her home....
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Breanna L. Christian

October 26, 1997 - August 3, 2017

Breanna L. Christian, 19, of South New Berlin passed away early Thursday morning, August 3, 2017, at the Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City. Breanna was born on October 26, 1997 in Oneonta the daughter of Kevin and Robin (Aikins) Christian. She was a 2015 graduate of the Unadilla Valley High School, where she was very involved in the basketball program, and had just graduated from...
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Robert G. Handy

September 14, 1936 - August 2, 2017

Robert George Handy, age 80, of Norwich, NY passed away peacefully August 2, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Norwich to the late George M. Handy and Frances Wood Handy on September 14, 1936. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Joyce Neish Handy, his three sons, Michael of Chapel Hill, NC, Timothy (wife Janet and children Alison, Jeff and Jason) of Norwich NY, and...
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Milton D. Benedict

May 2, 1941 - July 29, 2017

Milton D. Benedict, 76, of Sherburne passed away Saturday morning, July 29, 2017, at the Bassett Hospital of Cooperstown following a brief illness with his family by his side. Milt was born on May 2, 1941 in Columbus the son of Harold and Ellouise (Barber) Benedict. He lived in Sherburne for most of his life and spent a period of time in Clinton as a young boy. He left school early to help on the...
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Robert McDonald

September 18, 1942 - July 25, 2017

Robert (Bob) Henry McDonald, Sr., 74, of South Plymouth/South Otselic, NY passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2017. Bob was born on September 18, 1942 in Wheeling, W.VA to Alan McDonald and Marion (Fox) McDonald Brandt. He grew up in Wheeling and attended school there. He later moved to Massachusetts where he owned and operated a gas station, worked at Colonial Press and Oxford Heavy Duty...
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Wilson Carson

November 26, 1923 - July 24, 2017

Wilson Carson, 93, of South Otselic, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Norwich Rehabilitation Center. He was born on November 23, 1923, to the late Arthur and Edith Carson. Throughout his life, Wilson was known as a hardworking and friendly man who was proud of his family and was very generous with his time and his talents. Wilson was a dairy farmer for his entire life, spending over 50...
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Keith Ingraham

July 23, 2017

Keith Edward Ingraham, 74, a lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away Sunday morning, July 23, 2017, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Keith was born on May 9, 1943 in Norwich the son of Edward and Irene (Tyler) Ingraham. He was educated in the Norwich schools and obtained his GED in 1963. Soon after his education Keith entered the United States Army serving his country during the Vietnam War...
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Derek C. Schult

August 16, 1980 - July 22, 2017

Derek C. Schult, 36, of Homer and formerly of Norwich, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, July 22, 2017, in Cortland. Derek was born in Washington, DC on August 16, 1980 the son of Douglas and Helen (Manning) Schult. He grew up in Norwich and was a 1998 graduate of the Norwich High School. While attending NHS he was a member of the football team, baseball team, basketball team and the...
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Betty C. Mercurio

May 19, 1938 - July 20, 2017

Betty Clark Mercurio passed away on July 20, 2017, at Chenango Memorial Hospital, after a courageous six year battle with colon cancer.Betty was born on May 19, 1938 in Lebanon, NY, the daughter of Raymond and Eleanor (Barker) Clark. She held positions at the former C&U Telephone Company, Norwich-Eaton Pharmaceuticals/P&G, retiring in 1994. In her retirement, Betty continued to work,...
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Charles Collins

April 20, 1937 - July 16, 2017

It's with heavy hearts the Collins family would like it to be known of the loss of their beloved father, Charles L. Collins. He was a superman to his children and a super hero to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All through his life, he wore many hats to provide for his soul-mate, Patricia and all of their children. He always had time to pick on his family and friends. He was quite...
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Dennis J. Mourer

February 5, 1933 - July 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Kathleen S. Bates

September 12, 1947 - July 11, 2017

Kathleen S. Bates, 69, of Norwich was taken by her angels on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Chenango Memorial Hospital following a long and heroic battle with cancer which she fought so courageously. Kathleen was born on September 12, 1947 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of George and Maida (Sisson) Ross. She moved to Norwich at an early age with her family and was a graduate of the Norwich High...
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Marjorie A. Atwell

July 3, 1940 - July 8, 2017

Marjorie A. Atwell, 77, of Rome, NY passed away Saturday morning, July 8, 2017 at the ARC Home of Rome where she has made her home since 1958. Marjorie was born on July 3, 1940 in Norwich the daughter of Paul and Anna (Buckout) Atwell. She has made her home in the Rome area all of her adult life where she enjoyed going out to eat, shopping trips and music. Marjorie is survived by her siblings...
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John T. Mahaney

January 2, 1944 - June 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Mary H. Edholm

July 31, 1945 - June 25, 2017

Mary Snell Edholm went to be with our Lord unexpectedly on June 25, 2017. Mary was born on July 31, 1945 the daughter of Franklin D. and Marjorie Bockus Snell, who both predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her father-in-law Carl D. Edholm, mother-in-law Saimi J. Okso and sons William M. Ward and Carl P. Gray. Mary is survived by her loving husband and soulmate of 32 years, Carl...
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Dorothy M. Ackley

January 18, 1915 - June 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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William A. Houck

December 17, 1940 - June 20, 2017

William A. Houck, 76, passed away on June 20, 2017 at the NYS Veteran's Home in Oxford. He was born in Laflin, PA to the late Burns and Thelma Houck. He grew up in Walton, NY where he went to school and later served his country in the US Army from 1966-1968. After leaving the military, William spent many years in Michigan working for General Motors as a union steward. After living in Michigan, he...
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Johneen B. Loftus

July 17, 1949 - June 20, 2017

Johneen Bowers Loftus, 67, a lifelong resident of Norwich and well known former employee of Chenango Memorial Hospital, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 20, 2017, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Johneen was born on July 17, 1949 in Norwich the daughter of John E. and Helen (Moore) Bowers. She was educated in the Norwich schools and graduated with the Class of 1967. Johneen began...
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Clarence J. Marsten

March 21, 1920 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Charles W. Stever

December 8, 1954 - June 12, 2017

Charles W. Stever, 62, of Norwich, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Norwich Rehabilitation Center. A hardworking member of the team at CWS, Charles was known for his kindness and willingness to help others. He will be laid to rest privately alongside his parents at East Venice Cemetery in Moravia, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to RJ Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich.
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Louis A. Rattina

March 20, 1946 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Daniel B. Noble

June 30, 1932 - June 10, 2017

Daniel ("Dan") B. Noble, 84, of Norwich, died peacefully at Binghamton General Hospital on Saturday,June 10, 2017.Born June 30, 1932, Dan was the son of the late Daniel and Pearl (Lewis) Noble. He grew up in theNorwich and Plymouth areas, attended a one-room schoolhouse on the Plymouth Reservoir Road and waslater a graduate of Norwich High School.Dan served in the United States Army during the...
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Sonya R. Thomas

February 9, 1976 - June 5, 2017

Sonya R. (NaNa) Thomas, 41, of a lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at her home. Sonya was born on February 9, 1976 in Norwich the daughter of Ronald P. Thomas and Diane Branagan. She attended the Norwich schools and following her education immediately went to work. Over the years Sonya has worked for Kenyon Press, Price Chopper, Chobani, Greene Technology and the...
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Harper Allen Guiles

April 7, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Harper Allen Guiles passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Shannon Kennedy and Richard Guiles, Jr.; his brothers, Brent Guiles, and Hayden Guiles; his sister, Kailyn Guiles; his grandmother, Anna Cruikshank; his grandfathers, Jeffrey Kennedy, and Richard Guiles, Sr.; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service for Harper will be held at 2:30...
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Linda J. Clements

October 28, 1946 - May 26, 2017

Linda J. Clements, 70, of Norwich, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Norwich Rehabilitation. She was born on Long Island, NY to Clarence and Dorothy Nichols who predeceased her. She is survived by her children, Connie and Russell Thompson; Vickie Clements and Rick Moore; Mark and Jessica Clements; and Candy Clements; six grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. Linda was a high-spirited...
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Dora M. Peck

March 23, 1942 - May 22, 2017

Dora M. (Kinney) Peck, 75, follows her husband, Robert E. Peck to a better place after a long illness. She was born on March 23, 1942, to Ben and Grace Kinney in Cincinnatus, NY. She enjoyed living in many towns in Upstate NY before settling in Oxford and spending 14 years employed as a cashier at Norwich Wal-Mart. Dora is survived by her sons, Douglas Peck and Jerry Peck; her grandchildren, Kris...
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Erskine R. Smith

January 6, 1939 - May 13, 2017

Erskine R. Smith, 78, of Norwich and former lifelong resident of Beaver Meadow, passed away Saturday evening, May 13, 2017, at his home with his family by his side. Erskine was born on January 6, 1939 in Beaver Meadow the son of Robert and Hyla (Brown) Smith. He grew up in the Beaver Meadow area and was a graduate of the South Otselic High School. A dairy farmer for most of his life and losing...
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Claude F. Cooper

April 18, 1935 - May 11, 2017

Claude Floyd Cooper born April 8, 1935 passed away on May 11, 2017 at the New York State Veterans home in Oxford. Claude was born in Norwich, NY and made his home there. Claude was proud of his duty in the United States Air Force. He was stationed overseas during the years of 1954 through 1962. Claude is predeceased by his daughter, Wendy Cooper. Wife, Josephine L. Cooper and grandson, Nicholas...
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Arlene E. Green

October 14, 1926 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Frances W. Seligman

March 9, 1939 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Gerald D. Smith

June 25, 1935 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Mildred L. Manwarren

January 27, 1921 - May 9, 2017

Mildred L. Manwarren, 96, a longtime resident of South Plymouth, passed away Tuesday evening, May 9, 2017 In the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Mildred was born on January 27, 1921 in Oxford the daughter of Francis and Anna (Pfeil) Campbell. She attended the Oxford Academy School and graduated with the Class of 1937 at the age of 16. She then attended a one year post grad course at Oxford before...
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Geraldine A. Ryan

January 6, 1931 - May 6, 2017

Geraldine A. (Geri) Ryan, 86, of Norwich passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, May 6, 2017, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Geri was born on January 6, 1931 in Troy, NY the daughter of John and Florence Guild Seith. She received her education from the Power's Grade School, Knickerbacher Jr. High School and the Lansingburg High School all located in Troy. On January 1, 1950 in Troy...
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Joseph Ianniello

September 11, 1971 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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MaryAnn Pilger

March 4, 1929 - April 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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George C. Boise

March 8, 1928 - April 28, 2017

George C. Boise, 89, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Bethany Gardens Skilled Nursing Center of Rome, NY. He was the son of George S. Boise and Marjorie Bartlett Boise Gigee. George was born on March 8, 1928 in Sherburne, NY and was raised and educated in Sherburne. On October 6, 1945 he married Reta (Money) Boise at the New Berlin Methodist Church. A union just eleven days short of 70...
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Kinsley Nichole Houck

April 26, 2017 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Marion K. Barnes

September 6, 1933 - April 24, 2017

Marion K. Barnes, 83, a lifelong resident of Norwich passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Norwich with her family at her side. Marion was born in Norwich on September 6, 1933 the daughter of Charles and Maplet (Dibble) Kane. She grew up in the Norwich area where she attended and graduated from the Norwich School. On May 1, 1960 in Norwich...
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Alan L. Harrison

May 29, 1950 - April 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Marie C. Wood

February 28, 1931 - April 19, 2017

Marie Isabelle Wood passed away on April 19th after a brief illness. She was a Vermont native who moved to Norwich in 1963 with her husband Walter and her four children Chris, Craig, Donna and Mark. In 1970 the family grew by one when baby Alyson was born. Marie spent her life loving three things, her family, her faith and her work. She attended St. Paul's Church and worked at NBT Bank for...
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Priscilla DiStefano

April 8, 1930 - April 14, 2017

Priscilla DiStefano, 87, a longtime resident of Norwich passed away Friday morning, April 14, 2017, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital with her children at her side. Priscilla was born in Edmeston on April 8, 1930 the daughter of Ralph and Minerva (Buies) Dixon. She attended school in Norwich and graduated with the Class of 1949. On September 17, 1955 in Sherburne she married Thomas DiStefano who...
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Ryan P. Bowers

August 16, 1978 - April 10, 2017

Ryan P. Bowers, 38, passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2017. He was born on August 16, 1978 in Norwich and grew up in the area, graduating from Oxford High School. He was known as a gifted artist who used his talents to invent numerous projects. He was a kind hearted gentle soul, always ready to lend a helping hand to a friend or family member. Those who knew him will miss his presence dearly....
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Alayne V. Lyons

July 17, 1936 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Genevieve E. Dzuibek

July 13, 1924 - April 5, 2017

Genevieve E. "Jenny" Dzuibek, 92, passed away on April 5, 2017, at her home in Norwich. She was born on July 13, 1924 in Lanesboro, PA to the late Charles and Inza Welch. Jenny grew up in Gilbertsville, NY where she went to school. In 1948, she married Max Dzuibek and they shared 36 years together until his passing in 1984. Jenny was an avid gardener who grew flowers in her yard every year. She...
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James M. Smith

May 22, 1947 - April 4, 2017

James M. (Shane) Smith, 69, of Norwich, passed away Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017, at the Bassett Hospital of Cooperstown. Shane was born on May 22, 1947 in Sidney, NY the son of George and Margaret (Peggy) (Gadwood) Smith. He attended and graduated from the Sidney schools where he was a member of the baseball, track and football teams. Shane continued his education by attending SUNY Delhi...
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Carolyn D. Miles

September 24, 1938 - April 3, 2017

Carolyn Dale Rothwell Miles, 78, of Norwich, passed away Monday morning, April 3, 2017, at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Norwich.Carolyn was born on September 24, 1938 in Peekskill, NY the daughter of Ernest and Myrtle (Chambers) Rothwell. In the early years she made her home in Earlville and Norwich before settling in Plymouth in 1959. She also had made her home in Sherburne...
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Dale B. Parks

July 7, 1959 - April 3, 2017

Dale B. Parks "Parksey", of Norwich, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Oxford, NY on July 7, 1959 to the late Orrin and Rhoda Parks. Upon finishing high school, Parksey began working at Victory Markets in Norwich, and later became a machinist at Raymond Corporation in Greene where he was employed for 14 years. He eventually taught...
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Frances H. Wallace

July 2, 1931 - April 1, 2017

Frances H. Wallace, 85, a lifelong Norwich resident, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home of New Berlin where she has made her home since 2013. Fran was born in Norwich on July 2, 1931 the daughter of Ralph and Vivian (Franklin) Steward. She attended the Norwich Schools from which she graduated in 1949. While in school she was a member of the NHS Tumbling...
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William L. Leech

August 17, 1945 - March 26, 2017

William L. Leech Sr., 71, of South New Berlin, NY passed away Sunday afternoon, March 26th, surrounded by his three children, Barbara Leech, William Leech Jr., and Tammy Leech Taylor at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York. Born August 17th, 1945 in Oxford, Bill, as he preferred to be called, was the son of Arthur and Georgeinez (Camp) Leech. Bill grew up in South New Berlin, where he...
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Mary L. Swertfager

August 28, 1919 - March 23, 2017

Mary L. Swertfager, 97, of Norwich, passed away Thursday morning, March 23, 2017, at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Norwich. Mary was born on August 28, 1919 in Norwich the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Kern) Purdy. She attended the Norwich schools and over the years worked for the Norwich Knitting Mill, in sales at the Montgomery Ward Store of Norwich and eventually...
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Dorothy G. Jenkinson

December 22, 1918 - March 22, 2017

Dorothy Klein (O'Keefe) Jenkinson, 98, died March 22, 2017 at Penny Retirement Community in Penny Farms, FL. She was born in Corona, NY, December 22, 1918, the only child of Henry C. and Gertrude Klein.Following graduation from Flushing High School in Queens, NY she worked as a stenographer for Lane Life Boat and Davit Corp. On August 9, 1941 she married Charles J. O'Keefe in the home of her...
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Richard H. Beckwith

July 22, 1939 - March 16, 2017

Richard H. Beckwith, 77, of Norwich, passed away Thursday evening, March 16, 2017, at home with his family by his side. Dick was born on July 22, 1939 in Richford, NY the son of Hollis and Laura (Magee) Beckwith and was raised in the home of Louis and Edith Anderson who he considered his second set of parents. Dick cut his schooling short so that he could remain home to help operate the...
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John L. Aikins

March 18, 1952 - March 11, 2017

John L. Aikins, 64, a lifelong resident of Norwich and former Chenango County Deputy Sheriff, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 11, 2017, at home with his family at his side. John was born in Norwich on March 18, 1952 the son of Kenneth and Coral (Letson) Aikins. He grew up in Norwich and was a 1971 graduate of the Norwich High School. Over the years John had been employed by the...
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Helen I. Hill

August 13, 1922 - March 9, 2017

Helen Ione Matteson Hill, 94, of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home. Ione came into this world August 13, 1922, in New Berlin, the third daughter of what would be eight children born to Clyde F. and Margaret E. (Zirkel) Matteson. She grew up in the New Berlin area and was a 1941 graduate of the New Berlin Central School. She...
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Danny D. Jeffrey

February 26, 1953 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Janet Loomis

September 30, 1936 - March 6, 2017

Janet Loomis, 80, of Norwich, passed away Monday morning, March 6, 2017, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital of Norwich. Janet was born on September 30, 1936 in Oxford the daughter of Frank and Helen (Brigham) Rooney. She grew up in the Oxford and Norwich area and was a 1954 graduate of the Norwich High School. Janet spent her entire life in the area and on April 16, 1955 she married James R....
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Alice R. Seibert

April 8, 1964 - March 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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William M. Currie

December 11, 1923 - March 5, 2017

William M. Currie, 93, a lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away early Sunday morning, March 5, 2017, at the Basset Hospital of Cooperstown. Bill was born on December 11, 1923 in Norwich the son of Ezra and Anne (Davern) Currie. He grew up in Norwich where he attended and graduated from the Norwich High School. A veteran of the United States Army, Bill served his country during WWII. ...
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Judy M. Locke

February 5, 1961 - March 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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Richard Charles

September 26, 1927 - March 2, 2017

Richard "Dick" Charles, 89, of Oxford, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, March 2, 2017, in the New York State Veterans' Home where he had been a resident since October 2014.Born in Norwich on September 26, 1927, Dick was the son of Harry and Florence Brooker Charles. While growing up in Norwich, he attended the Norwich City schools and later served his country in the U.S. Navy during...
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Stanley G. Peckham

January 9, 1919 - February 24, 2017

Stanley G. Peckham, 98, a longtime resident of Smyrna, passed away early Friday morning, February 24, 2017, at the Community Memorial Hospital of Hamilton. Stan was born on January 9, 1919 in Smyrna the son of Adelbert and Louise (Barber) Peckham. He grew up in Smyrna and attended both the Smyrna and Sherburne schools. Once out of school he remained in Smyrna going to work to help support the...
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Anna D. Cuyle

March 11, 1933 - February 21, 2017

Anna D. Cuyle of South New Berlin passed away unexpectedly February 21, 2017.Anna was born in Masonville, NY on March 11, 1933 the daughter of Ray M. & Anna (Pickett) Dean. She grew up in the Masonville area and graduated from the Sidney Central High School. On August 12, 1951 she married Howard Cuyle in Trout Creek. Howard passed away on March 26, 2015. Anna was a devoted wife, mother,...
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Charles G. Peters

October 23, 1929 - February 21, 2017

Charles G. (Charlie) Peters, 87, of Norwich passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2017 at the Chenango Memorial Hospital of Norwich. Charlie was born on October 23, 1929 in Corry, PA and in 1939 moved with his family to the Oxford area where he attended the local school. As soon as he was of age, Charlie entered the United States Army serving his country during the Korean War as a...
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Louise K. Wilcox

July 22, 1935 - February 17, 2017

NORWICH NY- Louise Katherine Wilcox, 81, passed away peacefully at home in the care of her family on February 17, 2017 after an extended illness. Born on July 22, 1935 to Otto and Bertha Schlecht, she grew up with her sister Clara on the "Hillcrest" Jephson Estate in Cazenovia NY where her father was the estate caretaker. Louise was a graduate of Cazenovia High School Class of 1953. She...
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Lynn I. Shirdon

September 30, 1926 - February 15, 2017

Lynn I. Shirdon, 90, well known and longtime resident of the Mt. Upton & Rockdale area passed away early Wednesday morning, February 15, 2017, at the home of his son. Lynn was born in Norwich on September 30, 1926 the son of Spencer & Edith (Post) Shirdon. He grew up in Norwich and attended the one room school house in Headys Corners and graduated from the Norwich High School....
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Edith M. Wilbur

January 14, 1952 - February 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.
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