Our Obituaries

Elbert Osborne McMorris

July 13, 1931 - September 19, 2017

Elbert Osborne "Ozzie" McMorris II, 86, of Otego passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.He was born July 13, 1931 in Oneonta, a son of the late Elbert and Leona B. (Boyes) McMorris. On June 17, 1962, Ozzie married Marjorie Downie in Otego. They celebrated their 55th anniversary this year.In his youth, Ozzie lived in Fergusonville for 15 years until 1946...
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Zell Allen Butler

July 8, 1943 - September 14, 2017

Zell Allen Butler, 74, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the VA Hospital, Albany.He was born July 8, 1943 in Herkimer the son of the late Zell and Edith Louise (Yule) Butler.Zell proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On March 22, 1985, Zell married Susan Wheeler in Wethersfield, CT.For many years, Zell was an electrical contractor and...
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Betty Jane Wellman

October 18, 1924 - September 14, 2017

Laurens - Betty J. Wellman, 92, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home, Oneonta, after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. During the last days she had the comfort and support of her family by her side. She was born October 18, 1924, in Cooperstown, NY, the daughter of the late Norman Kent and Adeline Theodora Murphy. She grew up in...
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Richard Sterling Henderson

August 19, 1960 - August 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Joseph James Sieger

June 19, 1969 - August 27, 2017

Joseph James Sieger Sr., 48, of Oneonta, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017, at home in Oneonta. An Army veteran, he loved fishing, beer, and rock and roll. He's survived by his mother, Teena Masker; six children, James, Scott, Trevor, Brett, Matthew, and Joey; three grandchildren; five siblings, long-time friend Kevin; and many additional friends and family. To light a candle or send...
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Frank V. Palumbo

May 10, 1927 - August 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Dorothy Joan Salluce

April 5, 1923 - August 24, 2017

Dorothy Joan Salluce, 94, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at A.O. Fox Nursing Home. She was born April 5, 1923 in Sheffield, England the daughter of the late Henry George and Edith (Davis) Clark. Dorothy grew up in England where she was a championship swimmer and a dancer and performed on stage. In 1945 at the age of 22, Dorothy came to the United States. A seamstress for...
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David Michael Ruggles

September 23, 1961 - August 17, 2017

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved David M. Ruggles Sr. He spent his life being a devoted husband, father, and more recently, grandfather. He was also a friend to so many, and he always had a smile to share with everyone who crossed his path. Those who knew him can attest to his beautiful and enormous smile, as well as his kindness, compassion, and absolute...
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Deborah J. Ford

December 19, 1959 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Ernest L. Sanders

March 10, 1943 - August 9, 2017

Ernest L. "Ernie" "The Colonel" Sanders, 74, of Oneonta passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital.He was born March 10, 1943 in Oneonta the son of the late Leonard and Esther (Hall) Sanders.Ernie graduated from Oneonta High School the class of 1961.For many years he worked as a trackman and foreman for the D&H Railroad and later Canadian Pacific Rail...
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Frances E. Colburn

April 21, 1934 - August 5, 2017

Frances E. Colburn (Beers) passed away in the early hours of Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta ,NY. Frances was born on April 21, 1934 to Russell and Jennie (Smith) Beers. She was married to Charles Colburn in May of 1950. They settled in Oneonta first on Thorn Street then purchasing their home on Pony Farm Road. There Frances was at home raising their two children...
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J. Waldemar Keto

April 5, 1917 - August 5, 2017

J. Waldemar "Wally" Keto, 100, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Focus Otsego.He was born April 5, 1917 in Salem, MA the son of the late Onni E. and Hilja (Korhonen) Keto.Wally and his brother grew up on Emmons Farms in Oneonta where his father was head gardener and estate manager.He graduated from Oneonta High School the class of 1935 and then graduated from Hartwick College the...
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Fred Marble

July 23, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Frederick Marble, 75, of Oneonta, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.He was born on July 23, 1942 in Oneonta, the son of Claude Marble and Elvira Peggy Roberts. He married Bonnie J. Lindberg on September 30, 1967 at the Salvation Army Church in Oneonta.Fred was employed for 48 years as a kitchen work for Aramark at Hartwick College.He was an avid fisherman...
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Judith E. Hardt

June 10, 1943 - July 28, 2017

Judith E. Hardt, 74, of Milford passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.She was born June 10, 1943 in Brant, NY the daughter of the late Augustus and Henrietta (Pesta) Falk.For many years, Judy worked in the classified department at The Daily Star until her retirement on June 30, 2008.Judy raised and showed Tibetan Spaniels. She enjoyed gardening and reading.She was a...
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JoAnn Marie Cresong

July 20, 1948 - July 27, 2017

JoAnn Marie Cresong, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehab. & Nursing Center.On July 20th, JoAnn celebrated her 69th birthday. She was the daughter of Earl and Jeannette (Carr) Kilts.JoAnn was a homemaker who enjoyed her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.JoAnn is survived by her 4 children, Joseph Stevens and Summer Eldred, East...
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Emily M. Roberts

December 22, 1933 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Marjorie Higgins

April 4, 1924 - July 11, 2017

Marjorie M. Higgins, 93, of Oneonta passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehab. & Nursing Center, Oneonta. She was born April 4, 1924 in Stamford the daughter of the late Howard J. and Mabel (Brewster) Coons.Marjorie graduated from Oneonta High School the class of 1942.She began working at Western Union from 1942-1952 and then at Wilber National Bank from 1952-1960 and finally...
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Doris I. Cole

December 20, 1919 - July 8, 2017

ONEONTA, NY - Doris Cole, 97, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017.The daughter of Jesse and Madge (Cox) Cronkite, she was born December 20, 1919 on the family farm on Dutch Hill in the Town of Milford. The family later moved to 1 East End Avenue in Oneonta.Doris was a graduate of Oneonta High School, class of 1937 and then was employed as cashier at the Palace Theatre where she met Newton Cole. ...
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Clyde J. House

May 20, 1930 - July 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Shirley Anderson Jones

October 2, 1922 - June 24, 2017

Shirley Anderson Jones beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away on June 24, 2017. Shirley was born in Oneonta on October 2, 1922 the daughter of Clifford and Mildred (Butts) Anderson. She was an honor graduate of Oneonta High School Class of 1940. Shirley was secretary of the National Honor Society and Captain of the Cheerleaders. She attended Oneonta Normal School where she was a member...
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John Morris Dougherty

February 19, 1929 - June 24, 2017

John Morris Dougherty was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Earle and Florence Dougherty on February 19th, 1929. He received the Lord Jesus as his personal savior September 15th, 1948. John earned his Bachelor's degree from The King's College in Mathematics. He went on to earn a degree from Moody Bible Institute in the Pastoral Studies and became an ordained minister in 1955. He earned his...
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Irene Burke

June 15, 1939 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Margaret S. Colyer Osterhoudt

April 10, 1922 - June 14, 2017

Margaret S. Colyer Osterhoudt, 95 years of age, of Oneonta died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home. She was born April 10, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Turk) Schager.She married Robert E. Colyer in 1945 in Brooklyn. Robert predeceased her on July 18, 1997. On February 14, 2003 she married Carl M. Osterhoudt at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Oneonta...
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Robert A. Norton

March 1, 1930 - June 10, 2017

Robert A. Norton, 87, of Schenevus, died June 10, 2017in Cooperstown, after a long illness. Born in Schenectady on March 1, 1930, Bob grew up in Schenevus. He was the son of the late Arthur D. and Ethel (Chatrow) Norton. Bob was employed at many jobs during his life, but most enjoyed being in the woods with his chain saw. He enjoyed gardening and was a voracious reader. He was known for his...
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Frederick I. Underwood

December 10, 1924 - June 8, 2017

Frederick I. Underwood departed his worldly life on June 8, 2017 to join in heaven his beloved wife of 63 years, Joyce Burnside Underwood. She predeceased him on November 17, 2011.Fred was born in Sidney Center, NY on December 10, 1924 to Henry and Fannie (Sheldon) Underwood, who along with siblings, Mildred, Seymour, Ken, Lucy and George predeceased him.He was self-employed most of his adult...
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Robert William Hewlett

July 11, 1925 - June 7, 2017

Robert William Hewlett, 91 of Otego, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.He was born on July 11, 1925 in Pleasant Valley, NY, the son of Marshall and Abigail (Pectle) Hewlett. He married Gertrude Sherow in April of 1950. She predeceased him on June 30, 2004.Robert was a WWII Veteran, serving his country in the Navy. A dairy farm owner, he operated Gretna...
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Frank T. Triola

June 26, 1946 - June 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Dennis J. Kearney

February 9, 1955 - June 3, 2017

Dennis James "Shorty" Kearney, 62, of Oneonta, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017.Dennis was born on February 9, 1955 in Oneonta, a son of the late Robert E. and Helen (Root) Kearney. He grew up in Oneonta and attended Oneonta High School. He then went onto study auto mechanics at SUNY Delhi. Following his graduation from Delhi, Shorty enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He proudly...
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Gladys May Govern

November 30, 1913 - May 29, 2017

On Monday, May 29th, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior welcomed Gladys M. Govern home, to the kingdom of God.Gladys was born November 30, 1913 on South Hill, in Schenevus, the daughter of the late William and Katherine (Horner) Rowe. On April 28, 1935, Gladys married Kenneth Govern. A few years after marrying, Gladys and Ken together welcomed their beloved daughter Barbara into their lives. ...
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Ruth Thelma Schulz

June 18, 1933 - May 27, 2017

Ruth Thelma Schulz, 83, of Oneonta and North Franklin, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at AO Fox Hospital in Oneonta.She was born on June 18, 1933 in Meridale, the daughter of Perry and Thelma (Finch) White. She married LeRoy "Dutchie" Schulz on January 12, 1953. He preceded her in death.A homemaker, Ruth was a member of the North Franklin Women's Club and the Aldrich Baptist Church...
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Clarabelle M. Page

July 26, 1936 - May 25, 2017

Clarabelle M. Page, 80, of Oneonta passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at her home. She was born July 26, 1936 in Oneonta the daughter of the late John and Lillian (Eggler) Cahill. On October 24, 1954, Clarabelle married Richard G. Page at the River Street Baptist Church. For many years, Clarabelle was a daycare provider in her home. She loved taking care...
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Elizabeth Mae VanHorn

June 24, 1919 - May 24, 2017

ONEONTA - Elizabeth Mae VanHorn, 97 of Oneonta passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehab. & Nursing Center. She was born June 24, 1919 in Oxford, the daughter of the late Grover and Effie (Allen) Oles. On August 17, 1946, Elizabeth married Earl VanHorn in Pennsylvania. Earl passed away suddenly on December 28, 1952 leaving Elizabeth to raise 3 young children on her own. In...
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Corydon B. Rich

September 22, 1937 - May 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Dennis Henry Starr

October 9, 1946 - May 16, 2017

ONEONTA - Dennis Henry Starr, 70, of Oneonta passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.He was born October 9, 1946 in Oneonta the son of the late Floyd I. and Vivian (Ahlstedt) Starr. Denny graduated from Oneonta High School and went on to study art at Dutchess Community College. He then enlisted in the US Air Force and proudly served his country from 1966 to 1970. ...
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Dorothy Lombardo

August 11, 1936 - May 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Denise Marie Darlin Beach

September 24, 1950 - May 7, 2017

Denise M. Darlin, 66, of Oneonta, formerly of Unadilla passed away May 7, 2017 with her devoted daughter and son-in-law by her side, after a long battle with cancer. She was born September 24, 1950 in Sidney, NY the daughter of the late Clarence and Jane (Hungerford) Darlin.She is survived by her daughter, Tammy and son-in-law, Richard Goodspeed of Oneonta, brother Dennis and sister-in-law,...
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Barbara Ellen Davis

May 31, 1938 - April 29, 2017

Barbara Ellen Davis, 78, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at home.She was born May 31, 1938 in Oneonta the daughter of the late Maurice S. and Florence (Maudsley) Thorn, Sr.For many years, Barbara worked in the cafeteria for the Oneonta School District until her retirement.On June 30, 1957, Barbara married James Davis in the West End Community Baptist Church, Oneonta. In June they...
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Phyllis B. Lull

November 9, 1924 - April 20, 2017

Phyllis B. Carvin Lull, 92, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home.She was born November 9, 1924 in Oneonta the daughter of the late Ralph and Marian (Bartlett) Baker.Phyllis married Royce Carvin on April 4, 1946 in West Oneonta. Royce predeceased her on May 1, 1986. For many years, Phyllis was a seamstress at the Oneonta Dress Company. She was a jack of...
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Kristin Noel Bennett

August 15, 1984 - April 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Elizabeth L. Betancourt

March 13, 1967 - April 16, 2017

Elizabeth L. "Beth" Betancourt, 50, of Oneonta passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 16, 2016. She was born March 13, 1967 in Canoga Park, CA the daughter of the late William and Marion (White) Oraine.Beth graduated from Mohave High School, Bullhead City, AZ. After moving to the Oneonta area she attended SUNY Delhi where she received her degree in Veterinary Science. She was a vet tech at...
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Brian Charles Beams

March 8, 1973 - April 12, 2017

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James G. StJohn

May 11, 1919 - April 9, 2017

ONEONTA - James G. StJohn, lifelong resident of upstate New York, passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Born in West Oneonta in 1919, he grew up all around the Oneonta area. He served his country in WWII in Africa and Italy before returning home in 1945. He was a graduate of Alfred State College in western New York and joined the MidState Oil and Fuel Company in Oneonta...
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Daisy Sue Rodriguez

October 22, 1957 - April 2, 2017

ONEONTA - Daisy Sue Rodriguez, 59, of Oneonta passed away unexpectedly while taking care of her son on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Schenectady. She was born Oct. 22, 1957, in Oneonta, the daughter of the late William and Ruby May (Kingsley) Stone. Daisy graduated from Unatego Central School and then Utica School of Commerce. For many years she worked for Sanyo in Oneonta and took several trips...
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Grace C. Seifert

October 10, 1935 - April 1, 2017

Grace C. DeMarfio DellaTorre Seifert, 81 of Oneonta passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.She was born October 10, 1935 in Manhattan the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Carmela (Gianchetti) DeMarfio.Gracie graduated from Washington Irving High School and went on to the Art Students League where she became an accomplished artist. While attending art...
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Dorothy J. Zeh

July 16, 1935 - March 24, 2017

DAVENPORT CENTER - Dorothy J. Zeh, 81, of Davenport Center passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehab. & Nursing Center. She was born July 16, 1935 in Laurens the daughter of the late Edward E. and Marguerite (George) Oliver.Dorothy graduated from Laurens Central School.On September 13, 1953, Dorothy married Burnett H. Zeh, Sr. in Laurens. Burnett predeceased her on June 27,...
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Janna D. Wiedemann

August 17, 1950 - March 20, 2017

Janna Darlene Wiedemann, 66, of Oneonta passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 20, 2017 at Fox Hospital.She was born August 17, 1950 in Port Jervis the daughter of the late George Earl and Janna (Lange) Cummings.For several years, Janna was a greeter at Walmart. Janna loved animals. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. She also enjoyed playing cards and going to game night...
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Elna Mae George

May 29, 1924 - March 15, 2017

Elna Mae Finch George, a long time resident of Oneonta, passed away on March 15, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Elna was born May 29, 1924 in Oneonta, the daughter of Charles and Eunice Belle Murray Finch. She was a graduate of Oneonta High School.Elna married James Paul George on August 2, 1947 in Oneonta, NY. They were married for 46 years. He predeceased her on...
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John Gerrit Gantvoort

March 5, 1940 - March 12, 2017

John Gerrit Gantvoort died early morning on March 12, 2017 at Fox Hospital. He was born on March 5, 1940 in Camden, NJ the son of John and Marie (Shaw) Gantvoort. He grew up in Fredonia, NY.He went to Syracuse University majoring first in electrical engineering. But the launching of Sputnick in 1953 and the US Explorer in 1958 caught his imagination. He switched to history for a major.Upon...
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Elwyn D. Welch

March 20, 1940 - March 5, 2017

Elwyn D. "Tuggy" Welch, 76, of Otego passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his home. He was born March 20, 1940 in Jefferson the son of the late Willard and Glenda (Fuller) Welch.For over 34 years, Tuggy was a chef for the ancillary services at SUNY Oneonta. He was also an entrepreneur and landlord and had several apartment houses in the Oneonta area. Tuggy was all about his family...
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Journea Razia Caffery

February 25, 2017 - February 25, 2017

Journea Razia Caffery, our little angel passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Bassett Hospital.She was the beloved daughter of Jason Caffery and Kelli May of Otego. Journea is also survived by her siblings, Amara and Kamryn May and Paislea Brown; grandparents, Bob and Portia Caffery, Afton, Jennifer Carr, Mt. Upton, Sean Brown and Shelley Wilkerson, East Worcester; great grandparents, Linda...
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John W. Beers

May 6, 1937 - February 25, 2017

John W. Beers, 79, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehab. & Nursing Center.He was born May 6, 1937 in Grand Gorge the son of the late Cornelius B. Beers, Sr. and Rose (Hilliker) Beers.John proudly served his country in the US Army. For many years John worked at the creamery and then began driving truck.On November 29, 1964, John married Donna Ann Holcomb at...
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Shirley G. TOURTELLOTTE

May 2, 1920 - February 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Viola Reed

August 8, 1929 - February 15, 2017

Viola M. Reed, 87, of Oneonta passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehab. & Nursing Center.She was born August 8, 1929 in Fleischmanns the daughter of the late Harley and Florence (Caniff) Haynes.Viola graduated from Treadwell Central School.On May 7, 1948, Viola married Leo W. Reed in Oneonta. Leo predeceased her on August 5, 2009.For 21 years while raising her own...
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Joan Ada Bergh

February 23, 1938 - February 14, 2017

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Katherine Eunice Moore

February 26, 1921 - February 13, 2017

Katherine Eunice Moore, 95, of Oneonta passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home.She was born February 26, 1921 in Oneonta the daughter of the late William H. and Alice L. (Richards) Whitney.For many years, Katherine worked at the Dress Factory on Dietz Street as a dress maker.Katherine is survived by her two sons, William S. (Patricia) Moore of Morris and Garry L. Moore...
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Patricia J. Pindar

April 4, 1930 - February 13, 2017

ONEONTA - Patricia (Patt) Pindar, 86, of Oneonta died February 13, 2017 at the Chestnut Park Rehabilitation facility in Oneonta.She was born April 4, 1930 in Bainbridge, the daughter of the late Willard and Madeline (Woolhouse) Cross.Patt graduated from Oneonta High School and the Knox School in Cooperstown (now the Otesaga Hotel). Upon graduation she worked in the business office of the NY...
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Martha Jean Sanson

March 28, 1944 - February 5, 2017

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Caroline M. Finch

December 26, 1935 - February 3, 2017

SIDNEY - Caroline M. Finch, 81, of Sidney passed away Friday, February 03, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.She was born December 26, 1935 in West Oneonta the daughter of the late Clayton and Bessie (Houck) Bullis.On October 16, 1954, Caroline married Robert L. Finch in Treadwell. Robert predeceased her on January 23, 1980.Caroline was a homemaker and took great pride in raising...
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Seth Samuel Elfenbein

November 23, 1955 - January 28, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA - Seth Samuel Elfenbein, 61, beloved son of the late Josef and Esther Elfenbein, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 after a brief illness. Born and raised in Oneonta, NY, Seth had moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania a few years ago to be closer to his late sister, Saralouise Reis and enjoyed many good friendships there amongst the residents and staff of Schenley Gardens. He...
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Cheryl C. Hecox

March 14, 1944 - January 24, 2017

ONEONTA - Cheryl C. Hecox, 72, of Oneonta died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at her home.She was born March 14, 1944 in Laurens, the daughter of the late Andrew and Ethel (Marvin) Lints. On August 22, 1964, Cheryl married Raymond Hecox in Oneonta. Ray predeceased her on March 25, 2004.For over 15 years, Cheryl worked at F.N. Burt Co. manufacturing round boxes. She was an animal enthusiast but was...
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Janet B. Silvernail

October 10, 1924 - January 14, 2017

Janet Silvernail, 92 , passed away peacefully Saturday January 14, 2017. Janet was born October 10, 1924 in East Springfield, NY, the daughter of Ivan and Olive (Patterson) VanDewerker. She married Wesley Silvernail on February 4, 1945 in Otego. She attended schools in the Fort Plain area before moving to Otego, where she attended the Otego Central School. She worked at Homer Folks Hospital, the...
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Charles W. Herring

February 7, 1926 - January 11, 2017

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Mabel L. Colyer

April 3, 1921 - January 8, 2017

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Mabel L. Colyer

April 3, 1921 - January 6, 2017

Mabel Colyer, 95, of Gahanna, Ohio and formerly of Oneonta died Friday, January 6, 2017 at Tuscany Gardens Nursing Home, Pataskala, Ohio. She was born April 3, 1921 in Sidney Center, the daughter of John and Anabel (Youngs) Long.Mabel graduated from Sidney High School Class of 1938.She met her husband, Wesley Colyer of Oneonta at the Sidney Hillcrest Roller Rink and they married in 1939 in...
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Wilbur B. Carr

December 26, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Wilbur B. Carr, 91 of Oneonta passed away quietly on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. At the time he resided at the FOCUS Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.He was born December 26, 1924 in Cooperstown the son of the late David M. and Martha (Baumes) Carr.Wilbur proudly served his country during WWII and entered France via Omaha Beach in August of 1944. Wilbur was...
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Elizabeth Stineford

August 7, 1915 - December 22, 2016

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Millard B. Hurlburt

May 19, 1930 - December 21, 2016

Millard B. Hurlburt, 86, of Oneonta passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 19, 1930 in Oneonta the son of the late Stuart J. and Helen (Adams) Hurlburt.Millard proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.He was first married to Shirley Howard and she predeceased him on May 2, 1971. On August...
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Dale Underwood Joyce

July 6, 1944 - December 19, 2016

Dale Underwood Joyce, 72, of Unadilla, NY, continued her journey Monday, December 19, 2016, with grace and dignity at home surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dale remained brave, strong and iron willed throughout her final weeks and days.Her family is especially grateful to her daughter, Denise Joyce Bloodworth, for the diligent and loving care of her mother...
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May A. Bates

October 9, 1932 - December 12, 2016

May A. Bates, 84, of Stamford, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.She was born October 9, 1932 in Cortland.On April 4, 1970, May married Amos Bates, Sr. in Oneonta. Amos predeceased her on August 22, 1984.May was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and being with her family especially her grandchildren.May is survived by her eight children, Amos (Kelly) Bates,...
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Richard R. Marble

October 28, 1949 - December 9, 2016

Richard R. MarbleOctober 28, 1949 - December 9, 2016Rich passed away peacefully at Fox Nursing Home. He was born in Oneonta to Raymond and Angelita (Tarverez) Marble.He is predeceased by both of his parents; a brother John; and brother in law Nelson Wells.He is survived by his sisters, Violet Wells, Beverly (David) Fuller, Susan (Stan) Holmes; a brother, Brian Marble; many nieces and nephews;...
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Russell Anderson Southard

September 11, 1920 - December 5, 2016

OTEGO - Russell Anderson Southard Sr., 96, of Otego, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at the Oxford Veterans Home. He was born Sept. 11, 1920, one of four sons of Lou and Bethel (Anderson) Southard. He married Marguerite Smith on Oct. 22, 1942, in the Otego Presbyterian Church. Together they raised a family of seven. She died Aug. 28, 1986. He lived in Oneonta until 1938, when his family moved to the...
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Tracy W. Scullen

February 20, 1962 - November 21, 2016

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Marcia Jo Borden

June 5, 1953 - November 18, 2016

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Richard G. Stimpson

September 30, 1949 - November 9, 2016

LAURENS-Richard G. Stimpson, 67, of Laurens passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. Richard was born in Oneonta on September 30, 1949, the son of the late Ralph and Florence (Brown) Stimpson.Richard married the love of his life, Julieann R. Smith on November 13, 1971. She passed away on February 19, 2015. Richard retired from SUNY Oneonta...
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Gloria Ann Totora

February 6, 1953 - November 8, 2016

Gloria Ann Totora, 63, of Oneonta passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. She was born February 6, 1953 in Bridgeport, CT the daughter of the late Chester and Germaine (Ladang) Kisiel. Gloria married Ronald Totora on Veterans Day November 11, 1972 which this year marks 44 years, at the Veterans Chapel in West Haven, CT. For many years Gloria was a loyal, dedicated...
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Dorothy J. Wilber

July 11, 1935 - October 31, 2016

Dorothy J. Wilber, 81, of Gilbertsville passed away October 31, 2016 at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich. She was born July 11, 1935 in Oneonta the daughter of the late Claude and Helen (DeLong) Safford.Dorothy married Frederick Wilber on December 24, 1952 in Oneonta. Fred predeceased her on December 2, 1987.Dorothy was an avid reader and passed along the love of reading to her family. For...
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Soon Ja Pak Emerson

June 19, 1941 - October 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Alan Keith Thomas

December 2, 1963 - October 24, 2016

Alan Keith Thomas, better known as "Tim", passed away peacefully on Monday, October 24, 2016.Tim grew up in the Goodyear Lake area before moving to Florida in the late 1980's. Tim returned to N.Y. in 2006 and spent his remaining years in Otego. Tim is survived by his mother, Jeanne Thomas; his sister, Cindy Strauss (Dan) whom he lived with until his passing; his brother, Ardo Terry Thomas ...
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George R. Miller

April 20, 1926 - October 22, 2016

George R. Miller, 90, of Oneonta passed away after an extended illness with his loving family by his side on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at home.He was born April 20, 1926 in Portlandville the son of the late Steven and Elizabeth (Bolos) Miller.George proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.For many years, George was a car repairman for the D&H Railroad in Oneonta.On...
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Vaughn Paul Horth

December 11, 1942 - October 21, 2016

Vaughn P. Horth, 73, of Oneonta passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 21, 2016 at his home.He was born December 11, 1942 in Oneonta the son of the late Kenneth W. and Natalie M. (Finch) Horth.On June 27, 1964, Vaughn married Katherine Olive McAdams. Katherine predeceased him on January 6, 2001.For many years, Vaughn was a carpenter for the New York State Parks Department based out of...
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Matthew P. Hill

November 18, 1970 - October 18, 2016

Matthew P. Hill, Sr., 45, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home. He was born November 18, 1970 in Saratoga Springs the son of Donald and Sandra (Hadsell) Hill.He enjoyed traveling and being in the outdoors. He also had a love for animals and writing and singing. Matthew was a loving father and will be deeply missed by his friends and family.Matthew is survived by his...
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John Michael Strub

February 28, 1949 - October 17, 2016

John M. Strub, 67, of Otego, New York went to be with the Lord on October 17th, 2016 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York. John was born February 28th, 1949 in Ithaca, New York and raised in Clifton Springs, New York. He is predeceased by his parents, William and Caroline Strub and grandparents, Louis and Sarah Strub and William and Irene Wittman. In his early years, John worked on...
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Dolores Coons

June 15, 1931 - October 16, 2016

Dolores Coons, 85, of Oneonta passed away peacefully Sunday, October 16, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 15, 1931 in Oneonta, NY the daughter of the late James H. and Edith (Wheeler) McNeely.She attended Oneonta Schools and graduated from Morris Central School. On August 19, 1950 she married Howard J. Coons.Dolores later earned a B.S. Degree from SUNY Oneonta and...
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Natalie M. Horth

April 18, 1923 - October 15, 2016

Natalie M. Horth, 93, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta. She was born April 18, 1923 in Oneonta the daughter of the late Mark and Lela Bell (Knapp) Finch.On May 30, 1941, she married Kenneth W. Horth. Ken predeceased her on December 1, 1986.For many years, Natalie was a seamstress at the Oneonta Dress Factory until it closed.Natalie is...
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Niels H. Michaelsen

June 23, 1924 - October 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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David L. Monroe

July 28, 1931 - October 7, 2016

David L. Monroe, 85, of Oneonta passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta. He was born July 28, 1931 in Delhi the son of the late Paul and Halina (Jakezweski) Monroe.At a very early age, Dave knew that he wanted to be a funeral director. While in high school, Dave began working for Leonard Hall Funeral Home in Delhi. Upon graduating from Delaware Academy he...
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Stanley Lee Eldred

October 16, 1933 - October 4, 2016

Stanley Eldred, 82, of Wells Bridge, NY passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford, NY, a resident of 1 year. He was born October 16, 1933 in Laurens, NY the son of the late Walter Eldred and Dorothy Rossman. He was married to Elaine Loucks on July 21, 2001. Stanley spent 7 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Crew Chief for the B-52 bomber where he was stationed at...
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Margaret R. Carrington

April 4, 1931 - October 2, 2016

Margaret R. Carrington, 85, of Oneonta went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2016. She was born April 4, 1931 in Oneonta the daughter of the late William V. and Bernice E. (Crounse) Rathbun. Peggy grew up on the Rathbun farm in Prosser Hollow. She went to a one-room school house and then went on to graduate from Oneonta High School the Class of 1947.Peggy married Jack W. Mellott...
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Robert Charles Pickhardt

October 26, 1935 - October 1, 2016

Robert Charles Pickhardt, 80, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at home in Franklin.He was born October 26, 1935 in New York City, the son of Edwin W. and Edith (Rehm) Pickhardt.He is survived by his sons and their families, Eric and Rica Pickhardt of Franklin, Steve and Paula Pickhardt of Frankin and their children, Ryan, Gregory, and Michael; Thomas and Michelle Pickhardt of...
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Bernard Neal Stanley

February 19, 1939 - September 27, 2016

Bernard Neal Stanley, 77, of Otego, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Chenango Memorial Hospital after a brief illness, with his family by his side.He was born in Ilion, NY on February 19, 1939, the son of Gertrude Weakley Briggs and Jerome Stanley, and step father Galen Briggs. He graduated from Ilion High School and went on to attend SUNY Cobleskill where he received a Bachelor's...
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Sharene Louise Utter

December 1, 1947 - September 27, 2016

Sharene Louise (Quackenbush) Utter, 68, of Otego passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta. She was born December 1, 1947 in Oneonta the daughter of Norman Jay and Constance (Olmstead) Quackenbush. Sharene graduated from Oneonta High School Class of 1966. She married Harold Utter in 1984 in Laurens. Harold predeceased her on February7, 2010.Sherry loved to...
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James F. Olmstead

November 23, 1943 - September 27, 2016

James F. Olmstead. 72, of Oneonta passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016.He was born November 23, 1943 in Oneonta the son of the late Dale K. and Mary G. (Gallagher) Olmstead.He graduated from Oneonta High School. For 16 years he worked for Pleezing Grocery. Then from 1982-2009, Jim was a custodian at SUNY Oneonta. After his retirement from SUCO he worked as a custodian for Bugbee Children'...
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Antonia Tomsic Rapaic

May 11, 1933 - September 24, 2016

OTEGO - Antonia Tomsic Rapaic of Otego passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. Antonia was born on May 11, 1933 in Bac, Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia, the daughter of Franc and Antonia (Tomsic) Tomsic. After completing secretarial training, she worked in her father's fabric factory. She met Zivko "Jim" Rapaic, who was from Croatia. They were married...
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Charles R. Decker

June 1, 1985 - September 22, 2016

Charles R. Decker, 31, of Oneonta passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 22, 2016 at home. He was born June 1, 1985 in Oneonta the son of Nicholas and Charlene (Cannon) Decker. Charlie graduated from Walton Central School. He worked at Cooperstown All Star Village in Oneonta and also the Depot Restaurant.Charlie was a huge Dale Earnhardt and NY Giants fan. He also enjoyed wrestling,...
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Lewis L. Garrison

March 10, 1940 - September 19, 2016

DAVENPORT - Lewis L. Garrison, 76, of Davenport went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 19, 2016 surrounded by his family at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Jamie Garrison.He was born March 10, 1940 in Oneonta the son of the late Lyle F. and Louise M. (Eichler) Garrrison.Since the age of 16, Lewis owned and operated his own dairy farm. Even as he farmed everyday he...
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Ravindra Singh

June 16, 1991 - September 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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Cornelius Zayat

July 30, 1929 - September 14, 2016

Funeral services for Cornelius "Neil" Zayat, 87, Lawrence, KS will be held at 11:00 a.m., September 24, 2016 at St. Matthews in Laurens, NY. Burial will follow at Laurens Village Cemetery in Laurens, NY. He passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.Neil was born at home on July 30, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Demetri and Nuzli (Zogob) Zayat. He and his twin...
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Harry Robert Swift

August 13, 1931 - September 13, 2016

Harry R. Swift, 85, a life long resident of Esperance, NY, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.He was born on August 13, 1931 in Summit, NY, a son of the late Leslie and Bessie (Cain) Swift.He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, and animals. He also loved antiquing, which led to opening and co-owning H & R Antiques with his wife,...
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Lottie Howland

June 28, 1918 - September 13, 2016

Lottie Howland, 98, of Oneonta passed away peacefully on September 13, 2016 after a brief illness at her daughter Jean's residence with family at her side. Until 3 ½ weeks ago she was still living independently. Lottie was a true inspiration to all who knew her.She was born on June 28, 1918 in Sidney Center, the daughter of Guy and Nellie (LePine) Finch who both predeceased her. She...
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Matthew H. Miller

May 10, 1930 - September 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, New York.
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