Franklin H. Jones

Newport Beach, CA

Franklin H. Jones was born in Edmeston, NY on Jan. 28, 1929 and was raised on his family’s dairy farm. He joined the United States Marines after high school, served on USS Midway on the Mediterranean tour until 1948.

Frank lived and worked in the Edmeston area until becoming interested in skin diving He then moved to Southern California to work as a commercial abalone diver. After 15 years of diving he got the bends which affected his walking but never prevented hunting and fishing when he came back to NY twice yearly to enjoy his rustic hunting camp with his many friends and family. Frank was the most unselfish caring and giving to family or anyone in need.

He died peacefully at home in Newport Beach, CA with loved ones at the age of 87. He will be dearly missed by all.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, July 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Edmeston Union Cemetery in Edmeston, NY.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home.

Joan F. Carman

Binghamton, NY

Joan F. Carman, 81, formerly of the town of Garrattsville passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 in Binghamton. She was born December 5, 1934 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Joseph A. and Lillian (Schmitt) Martz. Joan was an accomplished seamstress making children’s clothing and wedding gowns for many over the years.

Joan is survived by her sons: Wesley C. Carman III (Becky), Douglas J. Carman (Teresa) and Scott P. Carman as well as six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Joan will be held on Saturday July 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home in Edmeston with Pastor Dan Runcorn of the Living Waters Faith Fellowship Church in Oneonta officiating. Interment will follow at the Butternut Valley Brick School House Cemetery. Calling hours for Joan will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., just prior to the service.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home

William (Bill) Gott

Edmeston, NY

William (Bill) Gott
William (Bill) Gott

William (Bill) Gott, 80 of Edmeston passed away July 19, 2016 at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown.

He was born May 16, 1936 in North Edmeston the son of Harry and Marian (Cooper) Gott. He married Andrea Fitch on May 17, 1958.

Bill attended the North Edmeston through 4th grade and graduated from Edmeston Central School as Class President in June 1955. He was honored with the Empire Farmers Degree & attended the National FFA Convention in Kansas City in October 1954.

In 1955 Bill enlisted in the United States Army with basic training in Fort Dix, then Aberdeen Proving Grounds with the top 10 in the Class assigned to Korea. Bill spent 19 months in Korea returning stateside in April 1958 with an Honorable Discharge.

Bill and Andrea returned to the Gott Farm, which had been vacant for 3 years, to re-establish the family farm. In addition to the farm, he repaired International/Farmall tractors; pulled tractors for many years as a favorite pastime earning many ribbons and trophies. Bill also enjoyed providing others with advice on tractor repairs.

Bill served as the Edmeston Town Supervisor from 1970 – 1974, during the years that the Edmeston Pool was installed; a member of American Legion Post #1311, Farmers Lodge F & AM, Edmeston, ASCS Committee for 10 years, Dairy Farmers of America, and the Butternut Valley Antique Tractor Club.

Bill is survived by his wife, Andrea, of 58 years; his children Cathy Parmeter (Dave), Gary Gott (Angela), Rick Gott (Carrie); his grandchildren William Hitchcock (Amanda), Ethan Hitchcock, Garrett Gott, Kaitlyn Gott, Brandon Gott, Justin Gott, Andrew Gott, and Kyle Gott; his great grandchild Cambree Morgan Hitchcock; his siblings Dottie Ames of Schuyler Lake, Fran Radziewicz (Leonard) of Frankfort, Tom Gott (Ruth) of Edmeston, Robert Gott (Brenda) of Georgia, Bonnie (Steve) Weatherbee of Utica, Jim (Chris) Gott of Burlington and Brian (Andrea) Gott of Pennsylvania.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday July 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours are from 11 – till 1 PM prior to the service at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church.

Committal Services for Bill will be held at Taylor Hill Cemetery with a reception to follow back at the church.

Contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to either the Edmeston Emergency Squad or the Burlington Flats Baptist Church.

Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home.

Lester W. Sabine

Edmeston, NY

Lester W. Sabine, 77, of Edmeston died July 18, 2016 at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday July 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home in Edmeston.

Despite his stubbornness, he put aside his own pain to make others laugh. He will be missed by many.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home.

David. Zimmerman

Edmeston, NY

David. Zimmerman
David. Zimmerman

David Zimmerman, 58, beloved son of Barbara & Howard Zimmerman, brother of Diane Goldman, Lori Zimmerman & Debbie Merkin (Andy) Passed away on Friday July 8, 2016 in his home at Pathfinder Village in Edmeston, NY.

He was a beloved son with an infectious laugh that always put a smile on the face on everyone he touched.

The family requests in lieu of flowers gifts to the Pathfinder Village Foundation, 3 Chenango Rd, Edmeston, NY 13335, where David led a fulfilled life.

Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home

Thomas Mulvey

Burlington, NY

Thomas Mulvey, 87, of Burlington and Edmeston died peacefully Friday May 20, 2016 at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown.

Tom was born January 20, 1929 in the Bronx the son of Thomas and Anna (Kelly) Mulvey. He married Helen G. Innes on December 2, 1950. She predeceased Tom on April 12, 1996. Tom married Rosemary Hall May 21, 2000.

Tom served in the United States Navy. He retired from the NYC Transit Authority after 30 years of service. In 1991 Tom and Helen relocated to Edmeston. Tom thoroughly enjoyed his retirement; he was active in the Wharton Valley American Legion Post #1311, and shared many a morning coffee at various locations with other men from the communities.

Both Tom and Rosemary traveled extensively over the past 16 years; and made many of the USS Missouri Ship Reunions.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; his five children Georgann Mulvey-Fetten, Dorothy Rooney, Dale Mulvey, Thomas Mulvey and Kim Bennett; His step-daughters Karen Boynton and Connie Head; sixteen grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren.

Tom was predeceased by his daughter Deborah Mulvey, grandsons; Alby Arbello and Danny Mulvey, granddaughters; Dawn Esposito and Tabitha Arbello and his brother James Mulvey.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 7:00-9:00 and again on Tuesday from 10:00 till 11:00 prior to the service.

Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the USS Missouri, PO Box 879, Aiea, HI 96701 or the Edmeston Emergency Squad PO Box 111, Edmeston, NY 13335

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home,

Patricia Torrington

Newport, NC

Patricia Torrington
Patricia Torrington

Patricia Diane Torrington, 69, of Newport NC, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Carteret Health Care surrounded by her family.

There will be a Grave Side Service in the Edmeston Union Cemetary on June 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM for anyone wishing to attend.

Patricia loved and enjoyed working with her horses. She won many ribbons and medals with them. She had volunteered as an EMS Member for the New Berlin Fire Department and Edmeston Fire Departments, and after many years she retired from West Carteret Water.

She is survived by her Daughters, Michelle Wereley of Newport NC, and Lesa Kline and husband Shawn of Edmeston NY; Son, Jesse Weis of New Berlin NY; and Grandchildren, Danielle Robinson, Ashley Winton, Gregory Winton, Nathan Winton, Jared Kline and Brother Harvey Elander and wife Carolyn of FL. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Lee and Helene Elander; Husband, Herbert A. Torrington; and Brother, Lee R. Elander.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center at Carteret Health Care, 3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, or to the Carteret County Humane Society, 853 Hibbs Rd, Newport, NC 28570.

Lorraine Calderon

Edmeston, NY

Lorraine Calderon, 87, formerly of Edmeston passed away on May 10, 2016 at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing in Cooperstown. Funeral arrangements are private and at the convenience of her family

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home

Doris H. Cady

Oxford, NY

Doris H. Cady
Doris H. Cady

Doris H. Cady, 97, recently of the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford and formerly of Edmeston. She passed peacefully in the early morning and was received into the Gate of Heaven on April 28, 2016.

She was born January 12, 1919 in Sauquoit, the daughter of Michael and Kittie ( Dawley) DeRosia. She married Norman L. Cady on October 31, 1942 in Oneonta. He predeceased her on May 29, 2001.

Doris arrived in Edmeston on the back of her brother’s motorcycle to begin her employment at the Otsego School. She was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church, Edmeston. Doris had various opportunities serving in the Edmeston community; she worked at the Edmeston Central School in the cafeteria, was an Avon Saleswoman, Hodge’s Dept. Store, NYS Census and Election Board.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend to many. Doris was always very supportive to many children’s programs. She is fondly remembered for her home was always open, Sunday family dinners, and being the perfect Grandma babysitter.

She is survived by her children and their spouses Lorraine Washburn (Ralph), and Kevin Cady (Martha); her grandchildren Brian Washburn, Amy Roys, Melinda Belden, Brian Cady, Robert Cady, and Nicole Arensen; her great grandchildren Thomas Washburn, Ashley Roys, Joshua Roys, Matthew Belden, and Jacob Belden Nicholas Belden, Jeffrey Washburn, Sebastian Bord, Finnian Cady; Madelyn, Quinn & Paisley Arensen; her great great grandchildren Faith and Bentley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her husband, Norman, she was also predeceased by her son Brian T. Cady on January 15, 1968.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 am at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating; with calling hours one hour prior to the service

Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Doris’ name to the Edmeston Emergency Squad.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Charlotte R. Rogers

Stamford, NY

Charlotte R. Rogers
Charlotte R. Rogers

Charlotte R. Rogers, 82, of Stamford and formerly of Edmeston passed in her sleep as she waited for us to all leave on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

She was born March 18, 1934 in Sidney, the daughter of Charles George and Beulah Madeline (West) Davis. She married Earl Rogers on June 4, 1950 in Morris. He predeceased her in December 1993.

Charlotte was a loving wife and loved being surrounded by children. She enjoyed rocking the young ones to sleep and reading them stories. She was very giving and offered her beautiful smile readily. She loved her animals, especially kitties.
Charlotte came to the Lord later in life.

She is survived by her children Earl Rogers, Rubena Iversen, Cathy Finch, Dorothy Harris, Diane Brown & Donald Rogers; 20 grandchildren,26 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren; her brothers Dwayne Davis and Billy Davis.

Besides her husband she was also predeceased by her son Daniel Rogers, her great grandson Gary Conkey; and her sisters Margery Carr, Claira Waterman, Louise Myers and Doris Davis

Special thanks to Kim Logue whom restored Charlottes health with organic food and was a devoted caregiver. Charlotte loved you and your children & grandchildren as one of her own.

Funeral services will be held on Monday April 25, 2016 at 2 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Calling hours are one hour prior to the service

Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Daniel L. Schreiber

Edmeston, NY

Daniel L. Schreiber
Daniel L. Schreiber

Daniel L. Schreiber, 50, of Edmeston entered into heavenly rest April 17, 2016 at his residence.

He was born April 11, 1966 in Dayton Ohio the son of Bill and Carol (Steck) Schreiber. He was married to Jennifer Sileo.

Dan spent many years in Florida as a Forman in concrete construction currently employed at Pathfinder Village in maintenance.

Raised in Ohio, on Dixie turf, he appreciated the great outdoors. While he loved to hunt and was a member of the NRA; Danny could spend hours in his tree stand just watching and savoring nature.

Dan enjoyed camping, bon fires, riding his Harley; he was a friend to all.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; his children Britni Cottle, Rylee Schreiber, Daniellee Schreiber; his parents Bill and Carol Schreiber; his brother Dean Schreiber, and sister Mindy Mayberry; many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews; a special friend Jill Shiley. Danny will be missed by all whom knew him and loved him.

Calling hours for Dan will be held on Thursday April 21, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home Edmeston.

Memorial services will be held later at the New Lebanon United Methodist Church, Ohio. Daniel will be interred at Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dan’s name to the American Heart Association.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Michael Oefelein

Burlington, NY

Michael Oefelein
Michael Oefelein

Michael James Oefelein, 32, of Burlington Flats died Thursday April 14, 2016 at his residence. He was born February 27, 1984 on Staten Island, NY, the son of Keith J. and Caroline V. (Hallacy) Oefelein. He was a self employed computer programmer.

Michael is survived by his parents and two brothers, Keith Joseph Oefelein and Edward Harold Oefelein.

Funeral services for Michael will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home with Celebrant Joan Kuhn Terry officiating. Calling hours for Michael are just prior to the service; beginning at 11:00 a.m. Cremation services are private.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

John D. Nutt

West Exeter, NY

John D. Nutt
John D. Nutt

, 70, of West Exeter died peacefully at home on April 11, 2016 with his beloved family by his side.

He was born August 1, 1945 at home in Edmeston the son of Richard and Arlene (Wilkinson) Nutt. He married Karen Ray August 5, 1967 at the United Methodist Church in Burlington Flats.

John was an avid hunter, especially bow hunting and fishing. He enjoyed his 4 –wheeler and the wonderful times outdoors. He was a devoted family man to wife, Karen, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. John could always be found in one of four places: hunting, fishing, family, or with his buddy Joe. Traveling with him would be his faithful companion Baber.

John is survived by his wife, Karen; his children Charlene Frasier (Jason), John Nutt II (Robin); grandchildren Adam, Matthew, Alicia, Elizabeth, Danyul; great grandchildren Julian and ShawMaire; three brothers, one sister, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Monday April 18, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Bob Martin officiating. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at West Exeter Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in John’s Memory to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Oneonta. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Ruth L. Rovetto

Edmeston, NY

Ruth L. Rovetto
Ruth L. Rovetto

Ruth L. Rovetto, 86, of Edmeston died peacefully at home on Friday, February 26, 2016 in the presence and with the comfort of her family.

She was born in Tarrytown, NY on June 19, 1929 the daughter of Carl and Marthine Thorsen. Ruth retired as the transportation supervisor of the Newark, NJ school system and began a second career, establishing her own house cleaning business with several employees in New Mexico. An accomplished organist, she played for many years as a church organist.

Ruth is survived by her son, Ron and Lisa Rovetto of Edmeston and daughter, Diane and Randy Maron of New Mexico, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820

Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston

Sandra M. Greene

Cicero, NY

Sandra M. Greene
Sandra M. Greene

Sandra M. Greene, 68, of Syracuse and formerly of Utica passed into eternal rest Monday February 15, 2016 after a year long diligent battle against cancer.

She was born April 28, 1947 in Bridgewater the daughter of Floyd and Georgette (Pickering) Maine. She married Vernon Greene April 13, 2006.

Sandra had recently retired from the NYS Thruway Authority, where she had been employed as a Toll Collector. She enjoyed traveling, her flower garden, canning and many of the internet games. She loved her family and was thrilled to spend time with her great grandchildren.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Vernon, her children Shelly Guske (Gregg Fohs), Bruce Cadwell (Diane), and Sheila Cadwell; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; her siblings Barbara Talbot (Alby), Judy Capparelli (Ken), Jack Maine (Lorraine), and David Maine; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 20, 2016 at 11:00 at the Burlington Flats Baptist
Church with Pastor Bob Martin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the spring at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Sandra’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Genevieve I. Kent-Waller

Binghamton, NY

Genevieve I. Kent-Waller
Genevieve I. Kent-Waller

Genevieve I. Kent-Waller, 65, of Binghamton and formerly of Edmeston, lost her five year battle with Cancer on February 4, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton. Her family remained by her side continuously, finally wishing her gently passage into the hands of Jesus.

She was born August 22, 1950 in Cooperstown the daughter of John and Isabella (Brand) Kent. She married Wesley Brooks Waller May 25, 1985, a joyous union of 30 years for both.

Gevy graduated from Edmeston Class of ’68, the Binghamton State Hospital School of Nursing, and SUNY Binghamton with a Masters in Nursing. She was the 1st independent Nurse Practitioner in NYS serving under the direction of Dr. Donald Pollock. Gevy also opened the 1st satellite MIB Clinic at Edmeston – Burlington Health Clinic. She retired from the Wyoming Conference Children’s Home as Head Nurse after twenty years. Nursing was part of the very fiber of Gevy’s life; she was saddened to leave due to illness.

Gevy, was quite the “Lady”. She was compassionately gifted and shared her medical knowledge graciously for those in need, and at any hour of the day. Gevy was a voracious communicator on Face Book, had a beautiful and contagious laugh, spoke her mind freely and accepted easily that she was always right. She always cared more about family & friends than herself.

Gevy loved to visit Scotland, the land of her parents, and anything Scottish brought a smile to her eye. She enjoyed her flower garden, especially her geraniums; she made the Best Pies Ever, and took over her mother’s role of Shortbread Queen after Isabella’s death.

Gevy loved her family and considered her friends extended family. The best gift she ever received was her granddaughter Harper Isabella. She loved being a Mom & A Nonnie – grandma. Gevy loved life & fought ever inch of life’s path to remain with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Wesley; her daughter, Gabrielle Atwell (Brian); her son, Brandon Waller; grandchild Harper Isabella Atwell; her sister Kathie Nevil; her brother David Kent (Lynn); and loving cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and brother in law, Bill Nevil.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Houk-Johnston- Terry Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Decker officiating. Calling hours are Friday February 12, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made in Gevy’s memory to the Wyoming Conference Children’s Home, 1182 Chenango St., Binghamton, NY 13901.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Roberta M. Mann

Burlington, NY

Roberta Mann
Roberta Mann

Roberta Mary Mann (Dougherty), 73, died peacefully at home in the early hours of February 2, 2016 in the loving arms of her children.

Born September 12, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY, she surprised her parents, Anna (Masones) and John (Jack) Dougherty by being delivered moments after her twin brother Bobby (Robert). Raised on Long Island, Mom shared many childhood memories of swimming across the bay to dances on Fire Island, singing for pennies with her sister Lorraine, and meeting the love of her life while working at the drive-in. She was proud of her Lithuanian heritage, and spoke often of the struggles her parents faced while raising five children on a New York City bus driver’s salary.

Roberta married David M. Mann Sr. at 16 years old on May 15, 1959 in Deer Park, NY. In 1969, they moved with 3 young children in the middle of winter to Burlington, where they changed an old, run down house into a home. Mom started her healthcare career at Bassett Hospital, working on Psych and the Surgery Floor. In 1973, with baby number 4 in tow, the family moved to Fort Benning, GA when Dave went into the Army at age 34. After, volunteering to help with the Vietnamese refugees who were brought to the Army post after the fall of Saigon, Mom decided to attend to Nursing School. She eventually earned her LPN then her RN degrees. The family returned to Burlington in 1979 and her career brought her to Head Start, Public Health, Catskill Area Hospice (first as a volunteer, then as the Volunteer Coordinator), and eventually to Mohawk Valley Correctional Facility where she worked in the infirmary. Mom was certified as an AIDS/HIV nurse, an expert in death and dying, and was unconditional in her care and caring for every one of her patients. She did all this while suffering from terrible, chronic back pain that she contracted early and throughout her nursing career. Sadly, she finally had to retire from nursing in the early 2000s after yet another injury. Nursing was her passion and she missed caring for others greatly. Mom was also an interior decorator, not afraid to tear down walls and replace old with new. She loved to stage homes, and knew how to design, construct, and decorate with taste and elegance.

If you knew Roberta, then you know she was an excellent listener, advice giver, and had a laugh like no other. She would hear life stories from strangers, some who became life-long friends. She believed in give-and-take, and was honest, whether you liked it or not. Her eyes could speak volumes, she did not mince words, and she could cuss like a sailor. She opened her home as refuge to many over the years. She had a deep capacity to love. There will never be another like Roberta.

Roberta is survived by her children Colleen Mann-Bolton (Dean), Cathleen Mann-Gonsalves (John) and Mitchell Mann (Teresa); her sisters Lorraine Vesely and Marcella Stillman , special sister-in-law Dorothy Meehan; grandchildren Jacob Mann, Joseph Santiago, Caleb Bolton, Alex Burditt and great-grandchildren Gabe, Lilly, Abby, Isabella, Noah, Aalyiah and her very special “Baby Boy” Layne.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, David Mann Sr.; son, David Jr.; and her siblings Robert, Dolores and Richard.

There will be no calling hours or funeral at this time. Her devoted family will hold a memorial befitting “The Queen” in early May. Everyone will be invited.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Mercedes Fistrowicz

Burlington, NY

Mercedes Fistrowicz
Mercedes Fistrowicz

Mercedes Fistrowicz, 77, passed peacefully into the Gates of Heaven on January 16, 2016 with her family by her side.

She was born in Ecuador on June 28, 1938 the daughter of Abel Larrea & Lucila Santamaria. de Larrea. She married Walter Fistrowicz on July 28, 1962, whom she had met at Night School in Valley Steam, LI while studying the English language.

Mercedes graduated from High School in Ecuador. She excelled in sports; such as soccer and basketball, and passed this trait onto her son Jim as they enjoyed playing “21”. Mercedes loved to travel to Ecuador, Europe, and the coastline of Eastern United States. She was well respected for her homemaking skills, cooking, and flowers garden.

Mercedes loved and prayed for all whom she cared for.

Her first career took her to 5th Ave in the Diamond District, later once the family relocated to upstate New York she was employed by the Thanksgiving Home in Cooperstown. With her husband opening his own Machine Shop, she then assisted him as Bookkeeper and Secretary.

She is survived by her husband Walter, her children James Fistrowicz (Katherine) & Nina (Fistrowicz) McKenna; her grandchildren Colin James Fistrowicz, Hunter James Fistrowicz, Savanna Love Fistrowicz, Corey McKenna & Nicolle McKenna; her siblings Joseph Larrea, Nelsida Villalba, Elva Cooper, Mauro Larrea Santamaria, Bertha Baccio, and Alfonso Larrea Santamaria; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her brothers Mardo Larrea Santamaria and Jamie Larrea.

Funeral Services for the immediate family are private.

Contributions may be made in Mercedes memory to Catskill Hospice and Palliative Care.

Leonard A. Seamon

Illion, NY

Leonard A. Seamon, 82, of Illion passed peacefully through the gates of heaven January 8, 2016 at Valley Health in Herkimer.

He was born February 26, 1933 in Richfield Springs the son of Leonard A. and Florence E. (Crossman) Seamon.

Leonard served in the United States Navy. He was affectionately referred to as “The Junk It Man”; and enjoyed tinkering with all mechanical items.

Leonard is survived by his constant companion Mary DesGrosiellers; his three children Bonnie, Susie and Scott; his sister Dorothy Leonard; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son Leonard; and siblings Millie, Robert and Harold Seamon.

Committal services with Military Honors will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Richfield Springs in the spring of 2016.

Darwin A. Laymon

West Edmeston, NY

Darwin A. Laymon
Darwin A. Laymon

Darwin A. Laymon, 53, of West Edmeston was peacefully called home to the Lord near his favorite hunting spot on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

He was born July 10, 1962 in Albany the son of Darwin A. and Gloria (Coy) Laymon Sr. Darwin married Melinda Maine at 11:00 am on September 19, 1981.

He was employed as a machinist at Homogeneous Metals in Clayville, NY.

DJ was a dedicated husband and father that enjoyed having his family around him. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and ice fishing especially if he could enjoy it with a family member or a friend. He took as much pleasure seeing the success of the younger generation in these sports as he did in his own successes.

His is survived by his wife, Mindy; his children and their partners Andrew Laymon and Cindy Case; their children Candice, Donell, Alfonso and Jermaine; David Laymon and Cheyanne Bonanza; his father and step-mother Darwin A. and Patti Laymon Sr.; his mother Gloria Joslin; his siblings Terri Steele, Christine Weekes, Susan Getchell, Steven Laymon, Richard Laymon, Pamela Misch, Jessica Watson; his step-brother Patrick Morse; his step-sister Bobbie Jo Sutherland; as well as their families; his father-in-law David Maine; his sister-in-law Melissa Maine; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. DJ is predeceased by his mother-in-law Sharon Maine who thought of him as one of her own.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home at 11:00 am with Rev. Stephen Reese officiating. Calling hours are from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

Contributions may be made in Darwin’s memory to the Beaver Valley Rod and Gun Club Scholarship fund at 1870 Carter Road Hubbardsville, NY 13355.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Norman K. Morton

Garrattsville, NY

Norman K. Morton
Norman K. Morton

Norman K. Morton, 79, of Garrattsville went to be with his Lord and Savior November 9, 2015.

He was born in Westford, NY on March 2, 1936 the son of Kenneth and Thelma (Mann) Morton.

Norm graduated from Cherry Valley Central School and married his high school sweetheart, Ann R. Markel on November 27, 1955.

Norm worked at Glensfoot Farms in Cherry Valley before moving on to GLA in Norwich. He later worked for the NYS Department of Transportation from which he retired in 1998.

He was a devoted husband and father; who continuously planned for his family. Norm, a family man, enjoyed camping with all of his family and fishing; spending his winters in Myrtle Beach with friends; but the coast of Maine was held as a favorite vacation spot.

Norm is survived by his wife, Ann, and they would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this month. His children Sherrie D. and George Yerdon Sr. of Burlington Flats, Colleen A. and Lenny Webb of Hartwick, Norman Michael and Cindi Morton of Jackson, PA, Debra S. and Dean Barton of Burlington Flats; 8 grandchildren: Michael Webb, Traci Webb, Joseph Barton, Kathryn Barton, Mackenzie Barton, Jonathan Morton, James Morton, and Leanne Yerdon; his brother Larry Morton and sister Kathy Wheland.

Funeral services will be held on Friday November 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours will be on Thursday November 12, 2015 from 5 – 7 pm at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church.

Interment will be at Hartwick Cemetery following the funeral service on Friday.

Contributions may be made in Norm’s memory to the Garrattsville Emergency Squad or the Burlington Flats Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home.

Lorraine D. Corts

Edmeston, NY

Lorraine D. Corts
Lorraine D. Corts

Lorraine D. Corts, 79, of Edmeston, entered into heaven on August 25, 2015 with her family by her side.

She was born January 10, 1936 at home in Edmeston the daughter of Dr. Edwin C. Granger and Margaret E. Davies. She married Wallace (Wally) Corts on August 17, 1974 at the Second Baptist Church in Edmeston. He predeceased her in 1983.

Lorraine graduated from Edmeston Central School and then received her Bachelors in Education. She was employed as a Physical Educations Teacher for the Otego Schools in Otego.

Lorraine was passionate about golfing. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Edmeston Library Board, Edmeston Central School Board, Edmeston Union Cemetery Board, Edmeston Fire Department Commissioner, and the Wharton Valley American Legion Auxiliary Post #1311.

Well known for her generous spirit, and engaging laughter she was Edmeston’s Ultimate Hostess. With her open door policy Lorraine kept the Guest Book by her front door. One can easily recognize that Lorraine established “Social Networking” before the current concept was invented.

Surviving Lorraine are her step-sons: Steven and Hope Corts their daughter Jamie Corts and her husband, James Brigagliano; their sons David and Jack Corts; Michael Corts and his daughter Nicole and husband, Mark, Banyard, and son Adam and wife, Elizabeth, Corts; cousins Robert Lamb, M. Eugene Lamb, Loretta Witter, Jeanette Whitacre and Esther Jane Davies. As an only child, Lorraine, thought of her cousins as her siblings, and their children as her nieces and nephews. Lorraine considered herself blessed with numerous special friends.

Besides her husband Wally she was predeceased by her cousins Alfred Jennings, Kenny Davis and Beatrice Davies.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 29 at 11:00 a.m. at her residence with Rev. James R. Horton Jr. officiating. Calling hours will be on Friday August 28, 2015 from 1-3 p.m. & 5-7 p.m. at her home in Edmeston.

Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Lorraine’s memory to the organizations that she was devoted to: Edmeston Free Library, Edmeston Fire Dept, Edmeston Emergency Squad, and the Second Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Louise P. Talbot

Edmeston, NY

Louise P. Talbot
Louise P. Talbot

Louise P. Talbot, 92, of Edmeston was called home by the Lord our God August 20, 2015.

She was born April 15, 1923 at home in Edmeston, the daughter of Claude and Muriel (Swayer) Palmer.

After graduation she was employed by Edmeston Central School. Louise then raised her family worked on the farm, and later was employed by NYCM.

Louise loved her family and nurtured kindness and generosity to many. She is well known for her Afghans and over 600 quilts she has carefully made for others. Louise was an avid Yankee Fan and had documented every hit over her long and fulfilled life. She was a talented photographer who developed film in her personal darkroom.

Louise is survived by her children and spouses Eileen & Alan Truax, Albert and Barbara Talbot, James and Mary Talbot, David and Joan Talbot, Elizabeth and Paul Lucero, and Sylvia and Bill Sweet; 14 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren; her brother Claude Palmer; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her former husband Clarence King Talbot; grandson David Talbot; sister Joyce and husband, Jack, Harlow; and sister-in-law Doris Palmer.

Funeral services will be held on August 24, 2015 at Noon at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Rev. James R. Horton Jr. officiating. Calling hours for Louise will be held from 11:00 till Noon prior to the service. Internment will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Louise’s name to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Shawn A. Fuller

Statesville, NC

Shawn A. Fuller
Shawn A. Fuller

Shawn A. Fuller, 31, of Statesville NC, and formerly of South Edmeston went Home to the lord on August 19, 2015 at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

He was born February 22, 1984 in Norwich the Son of LeRoy and LuAnn ( Dye) Fuller. He married Bianca Eddy on June 13, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church in Norwich.

Former student of Unadilla Valley Central School where he studied Building Trades through Chenango Country BOCES. Shawn attended Davis College and traveled to Turkey on a short-term mission trip.

Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing, camping, and music. He has a talent with the guitar and had previously sung in the choir. His family enjoyed his sense of humor, his devotion to bible study and his heart for people.

He is survived by his wife, Bianca; his mother, LuAnn Dye; his father, LeRoy Fuller; his brothers, Scott and Steven Fuller; his In Laws, Michael Eddy and Evelyn Beltran; his grandparents LeRoy Fuller Sr. and his wife, Joyce, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his children, Uriah and Josiah Fuller; his grandparents Ann Smith, DeVere and Eleanor Dye; his uncle Chuck Dye, and aunt Gloria Palmer.

Memorial Services will be private.

Local arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Shawn A. Fuller, 31, of Statesville NC, and formerly of South Edmeston went Home to the lord on August 19, 2015 at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

He was born February 22, 1984 in Norwich the Son of LeRoy and LuAnn ( Dye) Fuller. He married Bianca Eddy on June 13, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church in Norwich.

Former student of Unadilla Valley Central School where he studied Building Trades through Chenango Country BOCES. Shawn attended Davis College and traveled to Turkey on a short-term mission trip.

Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing, camping, and music. He has a talent with the guitar and had previously sung in the choir. His family enjoyed his sense of humor, his devotion to bible study and his heart for people.

He is survived by his wife, Bianca; his mother, LuAnn Dye; his father, LeRoy Fuller; his brothers, Scott and Steven Fuller; his In Laws, Michael Eddy and Evelyn Beltran; his grandparents LeRoy Fuller Sr. and his wife, Joyce, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his children, Uriah and Josiah Fuller; his grandparents Ann Smith, DeVere and Eleanor Dye; his uncle Chuck Dye, and aunt Gloria Palmer.

Memorial Services will be private.

Local arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Uriah A. Fuller & Josiah N. Fuller

Statesville, NC

Uriah A. Fuller & Josiah N. Fuller
Uriah A. Fuller & Josiah N. Fuller

Uriah Allen Fuller, 4, and his brother, Josiah Nolan Fuller, 3, of Statesville, died Sunday, August 9, 2015 at their home. Josiah was born April 13, 2012 in Iredell County and Uriah was born January 25, 2011 in Norwich, New York. They were sons of Shawn and Bianca Eddy Fuller of the home.

In addition to their parents, they are survived by: their Maternal Grandfather, Michael Eddy of Smyrna, N.Y., Maternal Grandmother, Evelyn Beltran of Smyrna, N.Y., Maternal Great Grandmother, Rosa Santiago of Worchester, Mass., Maternal Great Grandfather, Juan Beltran of New York, Paternal Grandmother, LuAnn Dye of New Berlin, N.Y., Paternal Grandfather, LeRoy Allen Fuller of N. Norwich, N.Y. and their Paternal Great Grandfather, LeRoy Fuller, Sr. of Cincinnati, Ohio.
A Celebration of Life for Josiah and Uriah was held on Thursday August 13th at their home church, The Cove Church, in Statesville.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church followed by committal services at Edmeston Union Cemetery.
A Memorial Fund has been established in their memory to provide financial aid for other children at The Cove Church C/O Cove Kids at 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville NC, 28117.

Local arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Patricia A. Benjamin

Burlington Flats, NY

Patricia A. Benjamin
Patricia A. Benjamin

Patricia A. Benjamin, 72, of Burlington Flats, died peacefully Saturday July 25, 2015 at Bassett Healthcare Network with her family by her side.

She was born December 3, 1942 in West Edmeston the daughter of Arnold and Sarah (Larrabe) Maxson. She married Richard L. Benjamin July 10, 1959.

Patricia thoroughly enjoyed her career in Nursing as a Home Health Aid for Otsego County. She loved being surrounded by her family and basked in the sunlight at family gatherings.

Patricia is survived by her husband Richard, of 56 years; her children Donna and Dennis Hathaway, Richard Benjamin Jr., Darin and Dawn Benjamin; her grandchildren Jessica & Jared Barnhard, Robin and Travis Morton, Michele and Marcus Wissing, Melissa Eccleston,; one great grandchild, Charlotte Morton; her siblings Arnie & Cindy Maxson, Joyce Ray, David & Jean Maxson, Sylvia Ann Turner; her sister-in-law Evelyn Maxson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive Patricia.

She was predeceased by her daughter Jeanne Eccleston; her sister Margaret Smith, her brothers Fred and Donald Maxson; and brother-in-law Paul Ray.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday July28, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Pastor Jay Henderson & Pastor Barry Davis officiating. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service.

Contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to either the Bassett Dialysis Center or the Cancer Center.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Edward Pylinski

Edmeston, NY

Edward Pylinski
Edward Pylinski

Edward Pylinski, 88, of Edmeston died peacefully July 25, 2015 at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford.

He was born June 2, 1927 in New Haven, Connecticut the son of Julian and Susanne ( Trzeciakiewicz) Pylinski. He married Joanne Tibbetts on February 29, 1948 at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Norwich.

Ed was a truck driver for 33 years for Cossitt Motor Express in Norwich, NY. He served in the United States Navy from 1944- 1947 aboard the USS Amsterdam. He was a member of the Wharton Valley American Legion Post #1311, the New Berlin Sportsman’s Club and the Riverbend Golf Club. Ed enjoyed fishing and hunting. Many of his woodworking talent (such as tables, plaques etc.) will be cherished for many a year to come.

His wife Joanne; his children and their spouses Keith & Barbara, Kevin & Diane, Kip & Regina, Kim Suez Pylinski; his grandchildren Patricia & Wade Schrag, Nickolas Pylinski, Phillip & Maria Hophan, Thomas & Janice Pylinski, and Ariel Pylinski; his sister Helen Mockovciak; several great grandchildren; and numerous

nieces, nephews and cousins survive Ed.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Julia, MaryAnn, Genevieve, Joseph, Peter, Walter, Sylvester, Albert, Mildred, Janina; and his granddaughter Catherine.

Services will be private.

Special thanks to the staff at the NYS Veteran’s Home for their loving care and kindness. Contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to the NYS Veterans Home; 4207 State Hwy. 220, Oxford, NY 13830-4101.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Hubert W. Benjamin

West Exeter

Hubert W. Benjamin
Hubert W. Benjamin

Hubert W. Benjamin, 90, of West Exeter died peacefully Monday July 20, 2015 at Chase Health in New Berlin with his family by his side.

He was born September 28, 1924 in Burlington Flats the son of Percy C. & Bessie (Benedict) Benjamin. He married Rosamond Mae Davies June 1, 1947. She predeceased him on January 24, 2015.

Hubert served in the United States Army in WWII from 1944-1946 in Company B 28th Infantry Division obtaining the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the Wharton Valley American Legion Post #1311, served on the committee for the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Fire Commissioner for the Town of Exeter; and a member of the West Exeter Fire Department and the West Exeter United Methodist Church.

Hubert operated a poultry farm. He is fondly remembered for his vegetable gardens and his woodworking talent. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Hubert will be missed by family, friends and the community.

His children Joan Dauchy, Robert and Dolly Benjamin; grandchildren Timothy and Nicole Dauchy, Daniel Dauchy and Alison O’Neil, Andrew Dauchy and Amanda Delaney, Brent Benjamin, Spencer and Jess Benjamin; great grandchildren Payton Rose, Taylor Rose, Madison Rose, Grayson Mollen, Jackson, and McKenzie; his sister Carrol and Van Robinson,; brother-in-law Don Davies; sister-in-law Gladys Benjamin and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive Hubert.

Hubert was predeceased by his wife, Rosamond; his siblings, Hazel and David Welch, Roderick and Nellie Benjamin, Farron and Dorothy Benjamin, Donald and Helen Heap, and Russell Benjamin; and sister-in-law Ella Davies

Funeral services will be held on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Paul Eckert officiating at the West Exeter United Methodist Church.

Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service.

Interment with Military Honors will follow at Burlington Flats Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Hubert’s name to American Diabetes Association or the West Exeter United Methodist Church; envelopes will be available at the church.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Georgette J. Maine

Leonardsville, NY

Georgette J. Maine
Georgette J. Maine

Georgette J. Maine, 89, formerly of Leonardsville died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Cicero on July 4, 2015.

She was born July 2, 1926 in Cassville the daughter of George & Rosa Ella (Manion) Pickering. She married Floyd Maine on July 29, 1946. He predeceased her on November 2, 2004.

She was a wonderful homemaker who loved her husband and family dearly. Georgette enjoyed crafts, baking and sewing.

Her children Sandra and Vernon Greene, Barbara and Alby Talbot, Judith and Ken Capparelli, Jack and Lorraine Maine, David Maine; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; and her sister Rose Aikens survive Georgette.

She was also predeceased by her siblings, Richard, Floyd, Clarence, Edward, Raymond, Ruth, and Florence.

Funeral services will be held on Monday July 13, 2015 at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating at Noon. Calling hours will be from 10 till Noon prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Georgette’s name to Alzheimer’s Association; envelopes will be available at the church.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Guy W. Carey

Edmeston, NY

Guy W. Carey
Guy W. Carey

Guy W. Carey, 84, of Edmeston, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born August 3, 1930, the son of Guy I. and Ethel (Brown) Carey. In December 1952 he married Nancy Page, who survives. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving in Europe from 1948 to 1952.

Guy was a well known insurance agent in the area and was retired from both Prudential Insurance and NYCM. While working for Prudential, Guy was District Agent of the Month for exemplary sales and service and was a member of the Academy of Honor for several years. He also served as acting Postmaster in Edmeston.

Locally, Guy was involved in many organizations and community projects. He was a former member and President of the Edmeston Rotary Club and was appointed Area Coordinator of Polio Plus in District 717. He served as Past Commander of the Wharton Valley American Legion Post 1311 and was a member of the VFW. He was the assistant coach of football at Edmeston Central School for several years, a Pony League baseball coach, college and high school umpire and Boy Scouts Cub Master. He was an avid fan of NY Mets baseball and Giants football. Guy was a member and Trustee of the Edmeston United Methodist Church. In addition, Guy was a member of the Edmeston Fire Department for 65+ years and was a founding member of the Edmeston Emergency Squad.

To Guy, golf was a way of life. He was a member of both the Leatherstocking and Red Pines golf clubs and played regularly in the NYS Seniors Golf Association tournaments.

In addition to his wife Nancy, Guy is survived by his children, Michael (Laurie) Carey and Lisa (Ron) Slaga, his grandchildren Derek & Brandon Schoonover and Heather, Rebecca and Stephanie Carey and great grand children, Spencer Cummings, Ashleah Ford, Anaiya Davis, Peyton Russell and Bradlee Schoonover. He is also survived by his sisters, Delores Miller-Blessing and Euretta Puylara and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and an infant son, Richard W. Carey

Funeral services for Guy will be held on Tuesday, June 30th at 1:00 p.m., at the Edmeston United Methodist Church with Pastor Becky Parry officiating. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., just prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions in Guy’s memory may be made to the Edmeston Emergency Squad, Edmeston Fire Department or the Edmeston United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.