Mary Grogan Stohlman

Burlington Flats, NY & Rockville, MD

Mary Stohlman
Mary Stohlman

Mary Stohlman, 83, of Burlington Flats, NY and Rockville, MD passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011.

She was the beloved wife of the late J. William Stohlman, M.D. She was also the loving mother of J. William “Bill” Stohlman (Yvonne), Mary Elizabeth MacLauchlan (Donald), Helen Stohlman, Theresa Mohan (James), Clare Langley (the late Raymond), Eileen Linares (Marco), Barry Stohlman (Laura) Louis Stohlman (Ellyn), Carolyn Ringling (Wayne), Francis Stohlman, and the late Martha Stohlman.

Mary is also survived by 27 grandchildren and was predeceased by a granddaughter. Mary greatly loved her home in Burlington Flats and enjoyed being able to spend as much time as possible there.

There will be a memorial service at the Morgan-Jackson Memorial All Faith Chapel at Pathfinder Village, Edmeston, NY on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Pathfinder Village, Martha K. Stohlman Scholarship Fund, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY 13335.

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

Alton E. Shillieto

Albany, NY

Alton E. Shillieto
Alton E. Shillieto

Alton E. Shillieto died on December 28, 2011 at Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany NY. He was born January 15, 1935 at Burlington NY, the son of George and Myra (Winters) Shillieto. A graduate of Edmeston Central School and Rider University, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1957.

After completing Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. Al was assigned to the First Marine Brigade in Hawaii where he met the love of his life, Lois Evon Elet, and they were married in Hawaii in 1959.

After his release from active duty as Captain, the couple moved to Burlington where they operated a sheep farm for many years. Al began work as a Caseworker at the Otsego County Department of Social Services where he was appointed Commissioner of Social Services in 1975. In 1978, he began work for the New York State Department of Social Services until retirement in 1993. His hobbies included Cruising and stamp collecting.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother (Donald). He is survived by his wife and two sons: Thomas (Carin), Hamden CT and John (Terry), Milton NY, as well as two grandchildren Dillon and Eliza.

Burial will be in the Burlington Green Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Al’s memory to the Burlington Green First Baptist Church.

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

Alton A. Mayne

Burlington Flats, NY

Alton A. Mayne [94] Jacobs Road, Burlington Flats NY, passed away at the family home on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, with Pauline, his wife of seventy-one years at his side.

He was born in the Town of Burlington on November 15, 1917, the son of Adelbert and Lena (Benjamin) Mayne. Alton attended public school in Burlington Flats, and graduated from the Edmeston High School in 1935.

Alton was united in marriage to Pauline McIntyre on July 19, 1940 in New Berlin, with the Rev. Truax, officiating.

His lifetime career was dairy farming, working with his late father, and then his son Lewis joined him, and they operated the dairy farm until his retirement in 2006.

Alton was a man with a gentle spirit, who loved his family and agriculture.

He is survived by his wife: Pauline; daughter and son-in-law: Joyce and Charles (John) Johnson, Burlington Flats; son: Lewis Mayne, Burlington Flats and his companion, Josephine Colburn, West Burlington; and four grandchildren: Patricia and Kenneth Fung, Stoneham, Massachusetts; Kathleen and Clinton Goodman, Spencerport; Christine and James McConnaughey, Balmorata, Texas; Jonathan and Christina Johnson, Scottsvile; and nine great-grandchildren.

Calling hours at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston on Friday, December 23 from Noon to 2:00 PM, with the funeral service at two o’clock, with the Rev. Stephen L. Reese, Senior Pastor of the Columbus Community Church, and the Rev. Jay Henderson, Pastor of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be made in the South Brookfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alton’s memory to: Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta NY 13820.

Darlene J. Perkins

Edmeston, NY

Darlene J. Perkins
Darlene J. Perkins

Darlene Joy (Ficken) Perkins, 52, of Edmeston went home to her Lord and Savior Monday December 19, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston MA.

She was born February 27, 1959 in Suffern, NY to parents John H. and Mary (Collins) Ficken. Darlene graduated from Indian Hill High School in 1977. She worked at Russ Berrie Company in Oakland, New Jersey for 3 years. She moved to Edmeston, New York in 1980. Darlene was employed at New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company for 18 years. She currently worked for the Law Office of Timothy R. Johnson in Edmeston, NY since 2000.

Darlene was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Edmeston, NY since 1984, where she held various positions and was involved in many activities over the years. Darlene had a special talent of introducing God to the area’s youth. Her missionary work with children brought many closer to God than they had known before. She was a blessing.

Darlene was known as “Perky” by many of the townspeople in Edmeston. This was a very appropriate name due to her optimistic view of life, her habit of singing and humming all day, and her ready smile. Her middle name, Joy, fit perfectly because she was filled with the Joy of the Lord.

Darlene was predeceased by her mother, Mary C. Ficken, in 1989; her father, John H. Ficken, in 1998; and her brother, John D. (“Doug”) Ficken, in 2010.

Darlene is survived by her son, James E. Perkins, and his wife, Abbey Perkins of Cobleskill, NY; brothers Daniel J. Ficken and wife, Maureen, of Santee, CA and Mark E. Ficken and wife, Barbara, of Ringwood, NJ; sister-in-law Elizabeth Ficken of Ortley Beach, NJ; her aunt Mary Ficken of Hackensack, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 28, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Second Baptist Church, Edmeston with Pastor Ray Merritt officiating. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday December 27 from 4:00 –8:00 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

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

Florence E. James

Burlington Flats, NY

Florence Evelyn James, 87, formerly of Burlington Flats died Tuesday December 13, 2011 at Folts Home in Herkimer.

She was born February 27, 1924 in Cooperstown the daughter of Arnold W. and Florence Ethel (Seifried) James.

Evelyn was an avid reader, and enjoyed painting and knitting. She had held various secretarial positions, wrote policy for Otsego Insurance Company, worked at Newberry’s behind the candy counter, and provided respite care for the elderly.

Her brothers John and Lynn James; her niece Karen Charles and her nephew Richard Harris survive Evelyn. Her sister Doris Harris predeceased her.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 17, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating.

Interment will follow at Burlington Flats Cemetery, Burlington Flats.

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

Claude J. Wolcott

Burlington Flats, NY

Claude J. Wolcott
Claude J. Wolcott

Claude J. Wolcott Jr., 74, of Burlington Flats died Monday December 12, 2011 at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown.

He was born April 5, 1937 in Cooperstown the son of Claude J. and Anna (Curtis) Wolcott. He married Marie Bowen February 18, 1961.

Claude had been employed at Remington Arms from which he retired. Both he and his wife, Marie, loved being together fishing, camping, watching NASCAR and sports on TV. Claude also enjoyed hunting and trapping. There are many aspects of Claude’s life that will continually be shared for generations to come; his laughter, his dancing and his descriptive storytelling talents. One key legacy that he leaves behind is his love for his grandchildren, he was always ready to play ball with them.

His devoted and loving wife, Marie; his children Tina Chapman (Bill), Larry Wolcott and companion Lisa; his grandchildren Michael Chapman (Kim), Nicholas Chapman (Denise), Hope Chapman (T.J.), Anthony Wolcott, Patience Wolcott (Gordon) and Jordan Wolcott; his great grandchildren Caden and Liam Chapman his brother Bruce Wolcott (Norma); and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive Claude.

His siblings Christine Bowen, Donald Wolcott, Charlotte Waterman and Wendell Wolcott predeceased Claude.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday December 15, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Rev. John Young officiating. Calling hours will be on Wednesday December 14, 2011 from 7-9 pm at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Burlington Flats Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Claude’s memory to Bassett Healthcare Network, ICU Division.

Edward Lynn Church

Burlington Flats, NY

Edward Lynn Church, 90, formerly of Burlington Flats, died Sunday December 11, 2011 at Otsego Manor, Cooperstown.

He was born on August 12, 1921 in Oneonta, the son of Lynn Edward and Edith (Still) Church. He married Ruth Humberston in 1957, she predeceased him. Ed married Irene M. Howard in 1984.

Ed graduated from Oneonta High School in ‘41 and later attended Cal-Aero Tech Institute in California majoring in Aircraft Maintenance. He served in the United States Army during WWII from1942-1945, and Korea from 1950-1952. Ed was a prop driven aircraft enthusiast, and would have made the Wright Brothers proud. Ed was so enamored by aircraft that he was selected by a commanding officer during the war to be stationed as a spotter for his ability to recognize the different aircrafts by sight and sound.

Ed’s career in Aerospace began at Scintilla/Bendix Aviation in Sidney, NY and ended under the ownership of Amphenol. His expertise was in experimental aircraft harness making. He is a life member of the Wharton Valley American Legion Post #1311, a member of the Free & Accepted Masons, the West Oneonta Baptist Church and the International Association of Machinist & Aerospace Workers Union. For many years he and his wife, Irene, enjoyed traveling and also Square Dancing. Ed also thoroughly enjoyed southern gospel music and was an avid historian of the Civil War.

His devoted wife, Irene, of 27 glorious years; his nieces Carol (Loller) Swenson, Ann Slocum, Thomas Loller, Susan Brandow, Nancy Swanson, Patricia Riddell Kent; his step daughter and husband Linda and Fred Emhof; step grandchildren Jeffrey Arnold (Denise), Mark Arnold (Cynthia), Kevin Howard and Keith Howard; and his step great grandchildren Susan, James, Kathryn and Emily Arnold; and his cousin Mrs. Robert Hodges of Fl. survive Ed.

He was predeceased by his sisters Gladys Swanson, Edna Brandow, Helen Slocum, Edith Loller and Janice Riddell; and his nephews Wayne Swanson and Robert Riddell.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family and will be private. Pastor Jay Henderson and The Rev. Harry Myers will officiate.

Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care.

Jan Calhoun

Griffin, GA

Jan Calhoun
Jan Calhoun

Ms. Jan Calhoun, age 48, of Griffin, passed away December 3, 2011.

She was born February 20, 1963 in Utica, NY to the late Jay and Josephine (Slentz) Calhoun.

Jan was a Counselor with McIntosh Trail in both Upson and Spalding Counties. She was currently completing a Master’s degree in Counseling through Argosy University in Atlanta; was recently inducted into the Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Upsilon honor society and elected as their Secretary. Jan was a member of Carver Road Baptist Church in Griffin and had a passion for missions.

Jan loved all children and especially her family. She enjoyed scrap booking; and for many years she worked on Saturdays for Zebulon Florist and Cindy’s Florist in Zebulon.

She is survived by her sisters and brothers and their spouses: Nancy and Bernie Whitacre of West Edmeston, NY, Ginny and Tim Rockwell of Barnesville, Jodi and Danny Hawes of West Edmeston, Jacob Calhoun of NC, and Jim Calhoun of Griffin; her nieces and nephews Jason and Jon Whitacre, Aja, Kiffen and Ilea Rockwell, Barrett, Jared and Clayton Hawes; Cindy Hurd and Barbie Cook families and a host of friends.

Her parents Jay and Josephine Calhoun predeceased Jan.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 10, 2011 at Noon at the West Edmeston First Baptist Church, West Edmeston with Rev, George Hopper officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:00 am till Noon prior to the service on Saturday.

Interment will be at West Edmeston Cemetery

A scholarship fund will be established in Jan’s memory, please contact Jodi Hawes for information regarding contributions.

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

Dorothy Loret

Edmeston, NY

Dorothy Loret
Dorothy Loret

Dorothy Louise Loret, of Edmeston, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to be with her Lord on the morning of Friday, November 25, 2011.

She was born August 3, 1933, in Dalton, Pennsylvania, youngest of the six children, to parents Henry and Josephine (Miller) Rieder and then later married Frank Loret on November 29, 1951.

Dorothy and Frank stayed close to the Loret families, Vincent and Billie, Peter and Jean while raising their families and the nephews and nieces always enjoyed time spent together. The Rieder nieces & nephews always knew Aunt Dorothy would have a funny story or trick for them. Dorothy held several jobs throughout the years in CT and PA, such as waitress and button factory worker. After joining the Edmeston community in 1962, she found her calling as a residential aide at the Otsego School for Down Syndrome children. She loved and was loved by all of the children she took care of and watched grow up throughout the years. She became part of the extended family of Florence, Charlie and Bobbi, her special card playing and traveling companions. Dorothy was also blessed with her wonderful church family and made many life long close friends that shared many good times and always supported her during difficult times.

As a loving mother of four children, she was always on the run to support them at school functions and sporting events and any other endeavors as they grew. A favorite time was the summer vacations to her family in Pennsylvania, where all had fun as she shared her childhood history, family and friends. Dorothy’s grandchildren and great grandchildren brought special joy to her. They always loved her visits and had such fun when Grandma (Nana) would bring a special gift or just play cards or games and visit with them.

Remember Dorothy with a smile, which is how she would always leave you by sharing one (or two) of her plentiful, funny jokes!

We wish to thank the many people who befriended our mother and showed her what a wonderful community she truly was a part of. From the camaraderie of the Jubilaires to being a part of the voting board crew! Thank you to all the wonderful people that took care of her these past few years, Bassett Hospital staff from aides to Dr.’s and everyone at the Chase Memorial Nursing home and Valley Health Services facilities. We are all grateful for your kindness and caring.

Dorothy was predeceased by her siblings, Caroline Hopkins, Harold & Robert Rieder. Her husband Frank and her son, Steve Loret.

She is survived by her sisters, Marjorie Brauer and Amy Marie McGarry. Her children, Karen and Dr. Larry Marcus of Avon, CT, Patricia Woodward of West Burlington, NY and John and Anne Loret of Delanson, NY; grandchildren, Bradford and Lesley Woodward of Edmeston, NY, Dianna Woodward, Jennifer and Michaela Marcus and Sarah and Kathryn Loret; great grandchildren, Brieann, Isaiah and Logan.

Funeral services for Dorothy will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11 am at the Second Baptist Church, Edmeston with Pastor Ray Merritt officiating. Calling hours for Dorothy will be held on Tuesday November 29, 2011 from 5-7 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Burial will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Second Baptist Church; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Charlotte Kupris

West Edmeston, NY

Charlotte Kupris
Charlotte Kupris

Charlotte Louise Singer Kupris, 73, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday November 19, 2011 at Harding Nursing home with her loving family by her side.

She was born December 21, 1938 in Mohawk, the daughter of David D. and Lucy A. (Young) Singer. And was raised by her foster parents Roy and Donella Sponburgh.

She married the love of her life, Edward “Eddie” Joseph Kupris on November 17, 1956 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in West Winfield.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Eddie and Charlotte raised their four sons; Mark, David, Paul and Kevin on the family farm in South Brookfield. Charlotte enjoyed flowers, gardening and especially her Christmas cactus’s. She loved her Petrie dog, “Petey”, birds, puzzles and baking. One of her greatest joys was celebrating the holidays and family picnics with her children and their families.

After the death of her husband, “Eddie my love”, on July 5, 2008, she resided at Harding Nursing Home where once again, her life began to flourish. While there Charlotte was involved in many activities. She loved her bowling, ceramics, Bingo, basket weaving, her “lunch bunch” outings, bus trips and her weekly manicures.

Charlotte was devoted to her church and being able to attend Catholic Mass on Fridays brought her great spiritual comfort. Her missionary work for her later years was looking after the sick and the dying. In many ways she was the “Mother Theresa” of Harding Nursing Home. She was grateful to God for allowing him to use her for this purpose; and was blessed with the many special friendships that she had formed with “her ladies”.

Her children Mark Kupris and companion Beck Way, David and Candi Kupris, Paul and Kim Kupris, and Kevin and Barbara Kupris; her twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; her siblings, Evelyn Singer Stillman Whitford, Leona Singer Baily, Theodore Hilts, Janey Ockinicki Slaymaker and Irene Ockinicki Buck; and numerous nieces and nephews survive Charlotte.

Besides her husband, Edward, she was also predeceased by her parents and foster parents; siblings Marion Singer Luthart, Lloyd Singer, Thomas Singer, Viola Pollack, David Singer, Clifford Singer, Robert Singer and Doris Singer Pollick, Isabelle Singer Williams and Dorothy Ockinicki.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday November 22, 2011 at 12:00, noon. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in New Berlin with Father Bebel officiating.
Calling hour are from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm on Monday November 21, 2011 at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Interment will be at South Brookfield Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Charlotte’s memory to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.

Florence E. Card

New Berlin, NY

Florence E. Card
Florence E. Card

Her Lord took Florence E. Card, 87, of New Berlin home on Saturday October 22, 2011.

She was born October 23, 1923 in New Lisbon, the daughter of Leon and Flora (Knoch) Bundy.

Florence loved socializing with her family and friends. She was an avid shopper, excellent at playing cards, and enjoyed crocheting.

Her daughter Roberta Hoffman and husband Robert; her grandchildren Michael Hoffman and Theresa Simmons; her great grandchildren Ashley, Corey and Michaela Simmons and Andreas Hoffman; her step-children Richard (Dick) Turner and companion Barbara Utter, Larry & Jane Hall, Ernest Turner and several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her dear friend Dottie Loret survive Florence.

Her special companion of over 50 years Charlie Turner; her sisters Ruth Bundy and Jennie Marcesa; and brothers Sheldon, Adrian & Carl Bundy predeceased Florence.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday October 26, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Columbus Community Church with Pastor Stephen Reese officiating. Calling hours will be on Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston,

Interment will be at West Edmeston Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Florence’s memory to the Edmeston Emergency Squad, the Columbus Community Church or the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.

William E. Mumbulo

Edmeston, NY

William E. Mumbulo
William E. Mumbulo

William E. Mumbulo, 85, of Edmeston passed away Saturday, October 15, 2011 at his home with his family at his side. He was born in Pittsfield on January 25, 1926, the son of Claude B. and Beulah (Penner) Mumbulo. On Christmas Day, 1949 he married Elizabeth Caulder, who survives.

Bill was a long time dairy farmer in Edmeston and served as Vice President and President of the Eastern Milk Producers Association. In addition, he was a school bus driver for the Edmeston Central School District and hauled milk in his younger days. He will be best remembered by his family as a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to everyone. Throughout the years he enjoyed the company of so many, socializing with friends and family and his gas customers, making the “Sunday Rounds” and card playing with friends and family.

In addition to his wife Elizabeth, Bill is survived by his children: David and his wife, Rosemary, Dennis and his wife, Donna, Marvin and his wife, Maryann, Gordon and Marcia and Paul Pritchard, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his “old faithful” dog, Buster. His siblings: Marion Shaw, Anna Mumbulo, Jean Losee, Robert Mumbulo, Helen Alcott and Gertrude Reed also survive. He was predeceased by his siblings: Marguerite Tarbell, Ruth Mumbulo, Dorothy Rose, Daniel Mumbulo, Emma Mumbulo, Genevieve Porter and Dora Davisson.

Funeral services for Bill will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 2 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home. Calling hours for Bill will be held from 11 am to 2 pm, just prior to the service. Burial will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice or the Pittsfield Fire Department.

Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston and condolences to the family may be left at the funeral home website, www.hjtfuneralhome.com
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston

Ross Dean Spooner

West Edmeston, NY

Ross Dean Spooner
Ross Dean Spooner

Ross Dean Spooner, 63, of West Edmeston died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 13, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born at home in West Edmeston on May 21, 1948 the son of Henry Irwin and Elsie Mae (Williams) Spooner. He married Kerri Mason on April 17, 1971.

Ross Dean graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Ever loyal to his country he
was proud to serve in the United States Armed Forces as a Marine, and was a Vietnam Veteran.

Ross Dean continued his career on his family’s dairy farm. He loved his cows and knew each one by name. He
was a member of the National Farm Bureau and the Cooperative Extension. In his later years he worked for Bassett Healthcare Network in their Mailroom.

He was a member of the Unadilla Forks Baptist Church since 1986, serving as the Sunday school Superintendent and Chair of the Missionary Committee.
Ross Dean was passionate about politics; but will be remembered most as being a man with a big heart, his wonderful sense of humor, and his love for his family. God, the farm, and family are the three words that best describe him.

His wife, Kerri; his children Kylie Spooner, Andrew Spooner & wife Terri, and Kathleen Spooner & husband Akio Enders; his grandchildren Corey & Kyle Spooner; his siblings Christine Taylor (Don), Rita Goodrich (Earl), Janet Anderson (Bob), Mark Spooner (Pat), and Lori Guido (Jeff); and numerous nieces and nephews survive Ross Dean.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Unadilla Forks Baptist Church. Calling hours will be from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm prior to the service.

Contributions may be made in Ross Dean’s memory to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care. Envelopes will be available at the church.

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

Mary Lou Higgins

Edmeston, NY

Mary Lou Higgins
Mary Lou Higgins

Mary Lou Higgins, 74, of Edmeston passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Bassett Medical Center with her family at her side. She was born on August 6, 1937 in Edmeston, the daughter of Douglas P. and Elizabeth (Cady) Harrington. On January 28, 1956 she married Carl Higgins at the Second Baptist Church in Edmeston.

Mary Lou was a devoted member of the Second Baptist Church and a former member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed her antiques and crocheting but will be most remembered for her devotion to her family and her love of interacting with the customers in the Higgins Store in Edmeston.

In addition to her husband, Carl, her children; Kathleen and her husband David McCarthy, Douglas Higgins and Phillip and his wife Kathleen Higgins, her grandchildren; Russell and Anthony McCarthy and Brittany and Matthew Higgins survive Mary Lou. Her brothers Danforth and Mary Harrington and Nelson and Dondrue Harrington also survive Mary Lou.

Calling hours for Mary Lou will be held this Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 3 to 7 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home in Edmeston. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the Second Baptist Church in Edmeston with Pastor Ray Merritt officiating. Burial will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contribution in memory of Mary Lou may be made to the Edmeston Emergency Squad, the Second Baptist Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Naomil Landphere

Leonardsville, NY

Naomi Landphere, 82, of Leonardsville died peacefully surrounded by family at her daughter’s home on September 24, 2011.

She was born July 4, 1929 in New Jersey, the daughter of Archie and Mary (Metott) Maine. She married Robert W. Landphere on October 26, 1946 in Bridgewater. Naomi was predeceased by Robert and son, Bobby Landphere, as well as siblings, Cecilia, Ivan, Mae, Floyd, Vernie and Myrtle.

Naomi was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, always ready to provide advice. She was a homemaker who took pleasure in her pets, gardening, berry picking, crocheting and puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter Kay, and son-in-law, Ken Cotton; grandchildren-Sherri and Joe Shokey, Kevin Cotton, Missy Cotton, Connie Cotton, Devon Cotton and Rachael Foley. She also has several great-grandchildren-Ryan, Torie, Kia, Brandon, Brooklyn, Mardoni, Alex and Sunnah.

Committal service will be held at Edmeston Union Cemetary on Saturday, October 1, at 1:00 p.m.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston

Carolyn Kelsey

Oxford, NY

Carolyn Kelsey, 61, of Oxford died peacefully at home Tuesday September 20, 2011.

She was born June 13, 1950 in Walton.

Carolyn loved camping, fishing and swimming. She adored flowers, especially roses and carnations. It was the simple things in life that Carolyn enjoyed the most; like riding in the car, garden tractor or golf cart just admiring the countryside. Carolyn enjoyed good food and was always ready to thank the cook with a huge smile and the rub of her tummy.

Her companion Lawrence Rogers, her brother Clayton Griffin, and many extended family members survive Carolyn.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday September 23, 2011 at 2:00 at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Rev. Hinman officiating. Calling hours are one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.

Frederick L. De Forest

West Edmeston, NY

Frederick L. De Forest
Frederick L. De Forest

Frederick L. De Forest, 84, of West Edmeston died peacefully Tuesday September 20, 2011 at St. Lukes Hospital in Utica surrounded by his family.

He was born February 20, 1927 in Hartwick the son of Lafayette and Florence E. (Young) De Forest. He married Patricia J. Rood on March 17, 1968.

Fred served in the US Navy as a “Radio Gunner” in the European Theater in WWII. He held an assortment of careers ranging from Dairy Farmer, carpenter, roofing, and his employment at UNIVAC in Utica. Always the “tinkerer” Fred was well known for his restoration talent on antique gas engines, cars and trucks.

Fred was an outdoorsman when it came to his love of hunting and fishing. These natural instincts he passed on as a Boy Scouts Leader. But the joy of his life was his family. He especially loved to spoil his grandchildren. Quiet time for Fred was reading, listening to old country music, and cheering the JETS on. Fred also enjoyed his collection of John Wayne memorabilia.

Fred was a member of the Disable American Veterans Chapter 178, the Odd Fellow Lodge, West Edmeston Baptist Church where he served as a Board member, West Edmeston Fire Department, Life member of the NRA, and President of the North Eastern Antique Gas Engines Association.

His wife Patricia, his children Laurie A. Goodspeed, Timothy E. De Forest, Susan M. Schaffer, Jeffrey A. De Forest, David W. De Forest, and Matthew W. De Forest; his grandchildren Travis P. De Forest, Stephanie M. De Forest, Frederick W. De Forest, Cody Lafayette Goodspeed, Connor T. De Forest, Aydin J. De Forest, Katlyn I. De Forest, Audrey E. De Forest, Riley A. De Forest, Jason Sweet; close nieces & nephews Fred (Mary) Bunt, Doreen (Les) Bush, and Patty (Dave) Simmons; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive Fred.

Fred was predeceased by his daughters Sylvia De Forest & Donna Sweet; his son Michael De Forest; his sisters Helen Lintz and Juno Bunt; his brothers Lavern De Forest and Jimmy De Forest; and niece Gayle Bunt.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 24, 2011 at 11:00 am at the West Edmeston Baptist Church with Pastor Don Buck officiating. Calling hour is one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at West Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Arvilla E. Carney

Waterville, NY

Arvilla E. Carney
Arvilla E. Carney

Arvilla E. Carney, 86, formerly of Edmeston died peacefully at Harding Nursing Home on Monday August 29, 2011.

She was born in Frankfort on October 8, 1924 the daughter of William and Edna Mae (Rivenburg) Ostrander. She was married to John Carney who predeceased her in 1983.

Arvilla was a homemaker. She loved farming and was well known for her cooking & baking, especially her fried dough & blackberry fluff. Arvilla loved having a houseful of family & friends. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend to many.

Funeral services will be held on Friday September 2, 2011 at 2:30 at Edmeston Union cemetery with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating.

Calling hours are from Noon till 2:00 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Her children John Carney (Martha), Edna Laymon (Stanley), Thomas Carney, Arvilla Tench, William Carney (Tammy), Star Bouck (Joe), Arthur Carney (Sue), Reuben Carney (Sandy),

Peter Carney (Cindy) and Renee Rifanburg; her step-children Margaret Gardner, Eva Davis (Claude), Edith Dennison (Walt) and Marion Massey (Bill); her two brothers Ed and Charlie; her two sisters June and Mary; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great–great grandchildren survive Arvilla.

She was predeceased by seven siblings, one daughter and three grandchilden.

Contributions may be made in Arvilla’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Assoc.

Lorraine M. Peter

Burlington Flats, NY

Lorraine M. Peter
Lorraine M. Peter

Lorraine M. Peter, 81, of Burlington Flats passed away on Monday, August 22, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on April 28, 1930 in Albany, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Sablon) Brown. On October 9, 1948 she married Arthur W. Peter. He predeceased her on October 23, 2004.

Lorraine was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, a lover of animals and a devoted fan of NASCAR racing.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Deborah Peter, Theresa and Bill Cursh and Tracy and Wayne Smith and her “children of the heart” Michael Koch, Pam Benjamin and James Henderson; her grandchildren, Kara Peter (Frank Spaulding), Andrea Cummings (Rodney), Courtney Smith (Chris Schermerhorn), Ethan Peter-Smith and Marshall Smith; her great-grandchildren, Ronald Cummings, Jadelyn PeterSpaulding, Brooklyn PeterSpaulding and Kayleigh Cummings and her sisters, Gloria Loomis and Betty Peterson. In addition to her husband, Arthur, an infant son and her sister, Meredith Bradley, predeceased Lorraine.

Graveside funeral services for Lorraine will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Burlington Flats Cemetery with Celebrant Joan Terry officiating.

Those who wish may make contributions in Lorraine’s memory to the charity of their choice. There will be no public calling hours.

Arrangements by the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Sharon B. Maine

West Edmeston, NY

Sharon B. Maine
Sharon B. Maine

On August 3, 2011, Sharon B. Maine, wife of David Maine, mother of Melinda and Darwin Laymon Jr. and Melissa Maine and grandmother of Andrew and David Laymon went to be with the Lord.

Sharon was born to Glenn and Ruth Bacon on December 30, 1942. She was married to David on October 14, 1961 in Brookfield, NY.

She was a member of the Columbus Community Church, a past member of the Leonardsville Fire Department Auxiliary, Madison County Fair Association and was associated with the South Brookfield Cemetery Association and the Beaver Valley Rebekah Lodge in Brookfield.

Sharon enjoyed very much doing crafts, such as crocheting, ceramics, quilting, and flower arranging and other crafts. She loved her family and her home and enjoyed doing for her family.

Sharon graduated from Brookfield Central School and worked at Utica Mutual Insurance Company, Central National Bank (Edmeston) and New York Central Mutual Insurance Company (Edmeston) until contracting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia, which ended her working career. She then helped start a Support Group at St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica, NY, for persons with CFIDS. She found it very satisfying to help others with CFIDS.

Sharon had one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Barbara Bacon of Port Orange, FL, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, a special sister-in-law, Dorothy Prentice of West Edmeston, who she was very close to, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours for Sharon will be held from 6-8 PM on Friday, August 5, 2011 at the Houk -Johnston –Terry Funeral Home in Edmeston and funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6th at 11 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at South Brookfield Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Madeleine Convis

Edmeston, NY

Madeleine Convis
Madeleine Convis

Dorothy Madeleine Convis, 96, died Monday July 25, 2011 at AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.

She was born November 23, 1914 in Clinton, the daughter of Lester E. and Blanche M. (Rice) Onyan. She married Henry C. Convis on May 1, 1938 in West Winfield. He predeceased her in June 1971.

Madeleine was a devoted wife and mother, who always put family first. In her youth she helped raise her eight siblings, and before her son Scott was born she and her husband Henry enjoyed vacationing in Florida.

Madeleine was a homemaker, a member of the United Methodist Church, and was elected Tax Collector for the Town of Edmeston for many years.

While Madeleine was an avid reader, family dinners and picnics were her yearly focus. Starting at the Easter family dinner were the plans for the summer family picnic, which then began the plans for Thanksgiving and Madeleine’s Birthday Party. Her love of family reinforced their common bond.

Her son, Scott B. Convis, daughter-in-law Teresa Convis; grandson Kristopher S. Convis; brothers Roderick Onyan, Hobert (Sally) Onyan; sisters Juanita Onyan and Ernestine Gardner; and many nieces and nephews survive Madeleine.

Her brothers Malcolm Onyan, Fredrick Onyan; sisters Eugenie Onyan, and Margreata Albro predeceased Madeleine.

The family extends their personal thanks to the staff at AO Fox Nursing Home for their care and support of Madeleine.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday July 28th at 11:00 am at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Calling hour s will be held on Wednesday July 27th from 5- 8 pm. Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Madeleine’s memory to either Catskill area Hospice or Edmeston United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Maxine J. Gregory

Edmeston, NY

Maxine J. Gregory
Maxine J. Gregory

Maxine Jane Gregory, 67, of Edmeston died at home on June 30, 2011 with her family by her side.

She was born December 10, 1943, in New Lisbon, the daughter of Peter and Grace Pearl (Allen) Rogers. She was married to Jerry Waid, and later married Donald Gregory.

Maxine daily read her bible. She enjoyed her flowers, picking berries, hiking in the woods, crocheting, and country music. She volunteered her time with elderly Respite Care, and loved her family dearly.

Her husband Donald; her children Tammy & James; her grandchildren Paul, Destiny, Dawn, Brian, Samantha and Jennifer; her great grandchildren Tyler, Brittany, Angelo, Matthew, Nickie, Joseph and Alissa; her siblings Ida, Doris, Arlene, Florence, Alice and Wayne survive Maxine.

Maxine was predeceased by her siblings Peter, Earl, Skip, Bernice, Jeanette and Sarah.

The family will receive guests from 11:00 am till Noon on Tuesday July 5, 2011 at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Graveside funeral service will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.

Ethel Louise Hoagland

Edmeston, NY

Ethel Louise Hoagland
Ethel L. Hoagland

Ethel Louise Hoagland, 65, of Edmeston died peacefully Monday June 20, 2011 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.

She was born January 21, 1946 in Lexington, NY the daughter of Stanley and Joan (Delmar) Minew. She resided in Lexington until her graduation from Hunter Tannersville Central School, Class of 1964. She married Kenneth J. Hoagland July 11, 1964.

After moving to Edmeston, Ethel helped on the family farm and worked for many years at the Edmeston Central School in the cafeteria. Ethel was also a certified Respite Care Provider. She always enjoyed crafts, sewing and made several matching outfits for her children. Later she personally made many rag dolls, blankets & pillows for the grandchildren.
Ethel is survived by her children Scott from Washington, Lee (Belinda) of Burlington Flats, Tracey (Dennis) of Edmeston, and Jason (Heidi) of New Berlin; 13 grandchildren, two brothers: Schuyler (Pattie), Joseph (Paula) and two sisters, Donna (Eugene) Van Valkenburgh and Mindy (Peter) Mudge; three sister-in-laws Anna Minew, Linda Hoagland and Barbara Cooke; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins..

Her husband Ken, brother Stanley Jr. (Stosch) and grandson Dawson predeceased Ethel.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday June 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Houk –Johnston-Terry Funeral Home Edmeston. Calling Hours are from Noon till 2 prior to the service.

Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Ethel’s memory to the American Cancer Society, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Anna Marie Dabreau

Hartwick, NY

Anna Marie Dabreau
Anna Marie Dabreau

Anna Marie Dabreau, 93, of Hartwick, died peacefully Saturday June 18, 2011 at Otsego Manor in Cooperstown.

She was born May 2, 1918 in St. Claire, PA., the daughter of Matthew and Natalie (Matuzerich) Phillipavage.

Anna will be remembered most for her natural friendliness and concern to help others. She loved going to Florida, puzzles, reading and gardening, and watching TV Westerns and the Golden Girls. Social gathering of family members and entertaining neighbors gave her great joy.

Her sons Leonard David Dabreau Jr., Robert Dabreau Sr. (Connie), Richard T. Dabreau; adopted son Paul Leeger; her grandchildren Susan Transberg, Lenny Dabreau, David Dabreau, Robert Dabreau Jr., Jennifer Sickler, Deborah Warneck, Christopher Dabreau, Richard Dabreau; her sisters Pauline Yuhas and Rita Lucas; and numerous, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins survive Anna.

She was predeceased by her husband Leonard David Dabreau Sr., her granddaughter Jeanette Dabreau Handler; and brothers Joseph and Edward Phillipavage, George and Andrew Lucas.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Father Ralph Bove officiating. Friends are also invited to visit one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Laurens Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Anna’s memory to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Donate by phone Toll Free: 866-815-9501/ mail 1275 York Ave., NY, NY 10065.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.

Wesley N. Stephens

Edmeston, NY

Wesley N. Stephens
Wesley N. Stephens

Wesley N. Stephens, 75, of Edmeston died peacefully at home on Monday May 23, 2011.

He was born September 6, 1935 in Norwich, the son of Melvin E. and Lillian E. (Law) Stephens. He married
Rosemary S. Schworm September 16, 1961 at the United Methodist Church in New Berlin.

Wes graduated from New Berlin Central School and enlisted in the United States Army from 1955 till 1959. He was employed by Kraft Foods in South Edmeston and retired after 32 years.

Wes was a member of the Edmeston United Methodist Church and served as Trustee. Wes had several passions including Lionel Trains, hunting & trapping. Late winter he would be out tapping the Sugar Maple Tree’s looking forward to the final product.

His wife Rosemary; his children Jack Stephens (Pat), an Sandra Muhl (Chuck); his grandchildren Scott Stephens, Megan Stephens and Brandon Law; his brother Thomas Stephens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins survive Wesley.

Wesley was predeceased by his brother Melvin (Steve) Stephens.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2011 at Noon at the Houk-Johnston- Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Pastor Doug Besemer officiating. Calling hour is one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Wesley’s memory to either the American Heart Association: PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or Edmeston United Methodist Church, North Street, Edmeston, NY 13335

Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.

Anita Mayne

Burlington Flats, NY

Anita Mayne
Anita Mayne

Anita Marie Mayne, 82, of Burlington Flats, was called home by her Savior early Thursday morning May 12, 2011 at her residence.

She was born Jan. 10, 1929 at home in West Burlington, the daughter of Ray and Olive (Brainard) West. Anita married Kenneth G. Mayne on February 16, 1952 at the United Methodist Church in Edmeston. Ken predeceased Anita on January 25, 2009.

Anita is survived by her children Michele Schoellig (David) of Burlington Flats, Keith L. Mayne (Suzanne) of Bayport, Long Island, and Missy Corn (Geoffrey) of Oakland City, Ind.; her grandchildren Jason Schoellig of Edmeston, Mishea Krahnert (Richard) of Hartwick, Jessie Harrison (Jason) of Garrattsville, Amanda Ramirez (Kennedy) of Walsh, Col., Kaitlyn and Julianne Mayne of Bayport LI; her great grandchildren Richard David and Carter Krahnert, Gunner Mason Schoellig, Aurora Annalise & Reese Ramirez; Brother and sister-law Jim & Jackie Mayne of Edmeston; her cousin Jeannine Palmiter of Edmeston.

Anita was predeceased by her sister Betty Jane West.

Anita began her education in the one room school house in West Burlington taught by Christine Fitch. She graduated from Edmeston Central School in 1946, and then graduated from Business College in Syracuse. Anita worked as a secretary for Hartwick College & later for Otsego Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Burlington Flats, from which she retired. Anita was an Avon dealer for over 25years, and is well know for her Avon collectables.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star where she had held various offices. Anita volunteered for “Meals on Wheels” and was attending the Burlington Flats First Baptist Church.

Summers were spent at the camp in Summit Lake; enjoying the water shows put on by her husband, daughter and friends. In her younger years she enjoyed her flower garden. Anita was a devoted wife & loving mother who truly loved raising her children and her home.

Funeral services will be held on Monday May 16, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Burlington Flats First Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours will be held on Sunday May 15, 2011 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral home, Edmeston.

Contributions may be made in Anita’s memory to either the American Cancer Society or the Burlington Flats First Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston

Adrian L. Benjamin

Burlington, NY

Adrian L. Benjamin
Adrian L. Benjamin

Adrian L. Benjamin, 75, of Burlington died peacefully at home on May 2, 2011. He was born April 16, 1936 in Burlington, the son of Murry C. and Florence L. (Stickles) Benjamin. He married Martha G. Wagner June 8, 1957 at the Morris Methodist Church with Pastor “Bill” Lyon officiating.

He retired from the DOT Otsego County Highway Department after 41 years of service.
Adrian was always a farmer at heart; his beef cows, his sugar shack and saw mill were part of his life’s fiber. He was a devoted husband, loving father and a true friend to his neighbors.

His wife Martha, of 53 years; his children Jeffrey L. Benjamin ( Sharon), Russell F. Benjamin (Maria); his grandchildren Corey, Patrick, Nicholas & Samantha Benjamin; five great grandchildren; his siblings Mildred Stebbins, Dorothy Bolton, Kenneth Benjamin & Richard Benjamin survive Adrian.

Adrian was predeceased by his brothers Charles, Orlo, Sidney, Murry & Donald Benjamin; his sisters, Ada Marie Benjamin, Venona Benjamin and Carrie Bookhout .

Calling hours are from Noon till 2:00 at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston on Friday May 6, 2011. Funeral services will follow calling hours with Rev. Barry Davis officiating.

Interment will follow at Burlington Green Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Adrian’s memory to the Garrattsville Emergency Squad, the Edmeston Emergency Squad or the Burlington Green Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.

Betty Edick

Edmeston, NY

Betty Edick
Betty Edick

Betty Edick, 89, formerly of Edmeston passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Manor in Cooperstown. She was born March 28, 1922 in Utica, NY, the daughter of Wilmot and Geneva (Keesler) Roberts. She was first married to Ralph Dockstader and then to Glen Edick. Both predeceased her. Betty was a member of the Edmeston United Methodist Church and enjoyed crafts, shopping, watching TV, reading, crossword puzzles and especially Bingo at the Manor.

Her daughter-in-law, Nancy Figger, her grandchildren; Timothy Dockstader, Gretchen Douglas, Heather Hoffman and Shane Dockstader and many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews survive Betty. In addition to her husbands, her two sons, Norman and Ralph and her brother, Clyde Roberts, predeceased Betty.

Funeral services for Betty will be held on Friday, April 29th, at 3PM at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Besemer officiating. Calling hours are from 2PM until service time. Burial will follow at the Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to either Catskill Area Hospice or the Winding Brook Activity Fund at Otsego Manor.

Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.

Camille Lillian Colucci

Edmeston, NY

Camille Lillian Colucci
Camille Lillian Colucci

Camille Lillian Colucci, 64, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her caring friends, Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Pathfinder Village, Edmeston, NY.

Camille was born August 4, 1946, in Brooklyn, NY to Michael and Frances (Papaleo) Colucci. She joined the Pathfinder Village community in 1992 and enjoyed dances, ice cream socials, concerts and parades.

Camille’s life brought forth endless opportunity for love. She cherished time with family and openly rejoiced with her friends. A special time of day for Camille was the afternoon coffee breaks. All her friends & family loved how her smiled radiated, for “when she smiled, she smiled from the inside out,” and that wherever she was doing “she had to be a part of the life around her.”

Camille’s favorite hobby was baking, and sampling the goods brought her just as much pleasure as baking. In the Arts she favored crafts and liked beading, painting.

Camille attended day program at The Arc Otsego, where she often volunteered to serve senior meals in the community. Most recently Camille attended the Chenango House Day Program at Pathfinder Village.

Camille is survived by her sister, Marie (William) Hennebery of Warren, NJ and brother, Joseph (Suzanne) Colucci of Clarkston, MI, as well as numerous members of the Pathfinder family in Edmeston.

A memorial service will be held on May 16 at 6:00 p.m. Pathfinder Village, with family and friends. Donations in Camille’s memory may be made to Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY.

Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.

John W. “Mac” Mackenzie

Hartwick, NY

John W. “Mac” Mackenzie, 74, of Hartwick, passed unexpectedly at his home on January 25, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Alberta J. “Honey” (LeGro) Mackenzie on September 18, 2009.

John was born on February 13, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY to Norton W. and Julia C. Mackenzie. He grew up in Maplewood, NJ, spending summers in Edmeston, NY. Following graduation from the Richmond Hill School District, he briefly attended Doylestown, an agricultural junior college in Pennsylvania. Later, he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. Upon returning to the States, he met and married Honey. They went on to raise the family that now survives him, a daughter, Deb Mackenzie of Hartwick and a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Christine Mackenzie with granddaughter, Rebekah Mackenzie, all of Edmeston.

John was a skilled mechanic. He worked almost thirty years at Rowe’s Auto Service. He tinkered on bikes and sleds at the former Jarvis’s Yamaha Shop as well.

Throughout his life he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing. He often shared with his children some tall fish stories that included “Uncle Frankie”, a boyhood pal and frequent partner-in-crime. Even this belied a wilder streak though as he, at different times, raced snowmobiles, motorcycles and sulkies.

Having spent summers working on a farm in Edmeston, John came to have a deep affection for draft horses. This love was a tremendous source of joy as he often traveled to attend draft horse pulls, shows and other events throughout the year.

Keeping with John’s preferences, there will be no calling hours. At the time of his interment in the spring there will be a brief graveside service.

Contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Hartwick Fire Department Emergency Squad.