Alice Pfeuffer

Mt Vision, NY

Alice Pfeuffer
Alice Pfeuffer

Alice Rita Pfeuffer, 72. of Mt. Vision died peacefully at Bassett Healthcare Network on Thursday December 13, 2012 with her loving family by her side

She was born December 31, 1939 in Yaphank, NY the daughter of Robert J. and Alice H.(Rutkowski) Walsh; and granddaughter of Herman and Eleanor Gerard of Laurens. She married Gustav (Gus) Pfeuffer on July 10, 1959 in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Alice graduated form Bergen Tech Vocational High School as a licensed beautician. She continued in this career until her oldest daughter was born; and then became the homemaker taking loving care of her two daughters and husband.

In 1976 the family moved from Ridgefield Park New Jersey to Mount Vision. Alice and her husband Gus started the Hill Top Construction Company, which they ran till 2005. In 1990 Alice and Gus purchased Auger’s Bookstore, where she and her daughter, Teresa, ran the business till 1998.

Alice enjoyed camping, traveling, NASCAR and tractor pulls. She was famous for her cream puffs that used duck eggs. Alice will be remembered as being the most supportive mother anyone family could have wished for; Always attending the PTA meetings, going to all the school activities and later in her life caring for her grandchildren.

Her husband Gus; her children Teresa Convis (Scott) and Wendy Tennant (Mike); her grandchildren Caitlin and Amber Marble, and Kristopher Convis; her sister Eleanor Lauer (Ronald); her brother in-law Herbert Pfeuffer (Delores); her sister- in-law Ruth Johnston; and many nieces and nephews survive Alice.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:00 at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Messner officiating. Calling hours will be held on Sunday December 16, 2012 from 2 – 4 pm.

Interment will be at Mt. Vision Cemetery on Monday following the service.

Contributions may be made in Alice’s memory to the American Heart/Stroke Association, Fox Care in Oneonta, Sitrin Rehabilitation in New Hartford or Hartwick Emergency Squad.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Reverend Donald Phillie

Otsego Manor,

Reverend Donald Phillie, 84, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Otsego Manor, Cooperstown, NY. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 23, 1927, the son of the late Frank Phillie and Adelaide Harvey. Reverend Phillie lived in the Edmeston and New Lisbon area until his admission to the Otsego County Infirmary in 1957. There are no surviving relatives; a younger brother and a stepfather Austin Straight predeceased him. While residing at the County Infirmary, Rev Phillie furthered his education in theology, becoming a lay preacher in 1961, serving as Chaplin at the infirmary from 1968 until 2005. He also was ordained as a minister in April 1981. He truly enjoyed studying and preaching God’s word. His ministry included Sunday services, communion services, prayer meetings, baptisms, weddings, funerals and 1:1 visitation. His ministry did extend into the community, and he also served as Trustee at the Hartwick Christian Church. Reverend Phillie’s best times were the weeks he spent with youth over many summers at Sky Lake. During his many years living at the County Infirmary, later known as The Meadows then Otsego Manor, Rev Phillie touched the lives of many staff members in addition to his services to the residents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hartwick Christian Church in Hartwick, NY on December 8, 2012 at 2PM. Burial in Hartwick Cemetery will occur in the spring of 2013.

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

Lois Shillieto

Albany, NY

Lois Shillieto
Lois Shillieto

Lois Evon Shillieto died on November 9th, 2012 at Kingston Hospital, Kingston NY.

She was born September 9, l928 in Omaha Nebraska, the eldest daughter of John and Vera (Patterson) Elet. She attended public schools and graduated from The University of Nebraska-at Omaha in l953 with a BA degree in Psychology. After graduation she relocated to California where she met her husband Alton at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. She left California and flew to Hawaii where Lois and Alton were married on July 23, l959. Returning to the Mainland in l961, the couple settled on the family farm in Burlington NY (near Cooperstown) where Lois raised two sons and tended a flock of 40 sheep. The couple moved to Albany in l984.

After retirement Lois and Alton enjoyed cruising and seeing the world. Following the death of her beloved husband in December of 2011, Lois had moved to New Paltz, NY. Her parents and her brother, John Elet, also predeceased Lois. She is survived by her sons: Tom (Carin), Hamden CT. and John (Terry), Milton NY, as well as two grandchildren Dillon and Eliza, sisters Norma Madison and Ruth Wagner as well as several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the Burlington Green Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Lois’ memory to the First Baptist Church of Burlington, 2081 County Highway 16, Burlington Flats NY 13315.

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

Anita Jaeger

Edmeston, NY

Anita Jaeger
Anita Jaeger

Anita Jaeger, reunited with her beloved husband in heaven, on Thursday November 8, 2012. She died peacefully at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, with her family at her bedside.

Anita Grace (Laymon) Jaeger was born to Walter and Blanche (Snyder) Laymon on June 13, 1936 in Cooperstown. She attended Laurens and Edmeston Central Schools and graduated in 1956 and married F. Henry Jaeger on January 26, 1957, in Burlington Flats, New York.

Henry and Anita shared a love for travel, frequenting trips with the Oneonta Bus lines. Their travels included trips to Alaska, Hawaii, many southern states and one of their favorite places; Branson, Missouri.

Anita loved to tend to her large vegetable and flower gardens and preserve everything she could through canning. Among the favorites were her jams, jellies and dilly beans. She was also an avid baker, especially of pumpkin cookies. She loved to go to the barn to feed and take care of her barn cats, hold the cow’s tails and keep an eye on everything. Anita also loved to listen to music, especially Charlie Pride. When she was in the house, she loved to crochet, collect Fenton glassware, cultivate her African violet and amaryllis collections, and take care of her beloved “BooBoo” cat.

Anita is survived by her sons Larry, Mike and Rick (David) Jaeger; her daughter Sue and David Holbert; her grandchildren Andrea and Brian Blackwell, Jason Holbert and David E. Jaeger Jr.; great granddaughter Grace Suzanne Blackwell; a special niece Robin Finn; her siblings Leland Laymon, Darwin(Patti) Laymon, Katie Hoose, Marlene Shipman, Lucien (Beverly) Laymon, and Stanley (Edna) Laymon; her beloved sister-in-laws Phyllis Laymon and Pam Cecil; and her many “adopted children,” including Dalynn Ward, Deb Ackerman, Earl Wilkinson, and Tim Tophoven; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Anita was predeceased by her beloved husband Henry, her parents Walter and Blanche Laymon; and her siblings Frank Laymon, Alma Hoose, Reggie Laymon, and Royale Laymon.

Calling hours on Monday November 12 form 7-9 pm at the funeral home. Funeral service Tuesday November 13 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anita’s memory to the Chase Memorial NH’s Life Focus Program.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Vernon P. Bunn

Utica, NY

Vernon P. Bunn
Vernon P. Bunn

Vernon P. Bunn, 82, of Utica, passed away Wednesday November 7, 2012 at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown with his family by his side.

He was born December 4, 1929 in the Town of New Lisbon, the son of Harry and Harriet (Hickling) Bunn. He married Barbara Hull on June 12, 1954 at the United Methodist Church in Morris.

Vernon graduated from Morris Central School in 1947. He served in the United States Army from 1950-1952 in Korea. Vernon was a proud member of the American Legion, Post 229, in Utica.

He was employed as a technician with Western Union for 34 years, retiring in 1988. He was then employed with Contel and GTE, retiring again in 1995.

Vernon loved being with his family; playing Sudoku, crossword puzzles and his computer. How he cherished and delighted in his cat, Will, whom he would walk on a leash everyday. Vernon was the consummate handyman and his woodworking skills have been gifted to many of those whom he has helped.

His wife Barbara; his daughter Lori (Ron) Higgins of Richfield Springs; brother-in-law Donald (Doris) Hull of Garrettsville; sisters-in-law Dawn Hull of Burlington Flats, Shirley (Weldon) Breaux of Sulphur, LA, Holly Bunn of Morris, and Betty Poling of Palm Bay, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins survive Vernon.

His parents; his son, Thomas, in 1969; his brothers James, Francis, and Richard; and his dear cat, Will, predeceased Vernon.

Calling hours for Sunday November 11, 2012 will be from 2-4 pm at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Road, Utica.
Calling hours for Monday November 12, 2012 will be from Noon till 2 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Edmeston.

Funeral Services for Vernon will be private at Edmeston Union Cemetery, Edmeston.

Contributions may be made in Vernon’s memory to Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Curtis C. Ackerman Sr.

West Burlington, NY

Curtis C. Ackerman Sr.
Curtis C. Ackerman Sr.

Curtis C. Ackerman Sr. 105, of West Burlington died peacefully, after a enjoyable day, at his family home on Sunday November 4, 2012.

He was born October 7, 1907 in Port Jervis, NY, the son of Curtis and Florence (Steffin) Ackerman. He married Mabel Parker on July 15, 1930 at the Parker homestead. A union of over 70 years.

He graduated from Port Jervis High School in 1927 and attended Rutgers University for several semesters.

He, and his father, relocated to West Burlington with the purchase of the Stone House Farm in 1929.

He was good farmer producing great corn, hay, and dairy cows. Curtis also was the owner operator of the Stone House Farm & Ackerman Dairy Supply Company. With his great longevity he was still watching football, 60 minutes, and assorted game shows. Curtis loved to travel, enjoyed Friday night Fish Fry’s, and being visited by his family.

A fine image of Curtis would be him sitting on deck, listening and watching the world; when you came into view him asking how the cows, calves and steers are doing.

His children Curtis C. and Joan Ackerman Jr., Frederick Ackerman, and Elizabeth A. and Herb Miller; his grandchildren Curtis C. and Sue Ackerman III, Debra Ackerman, Lynn Ann Ackerman, Susan and Barry Horowitz, Vanessa and Phil Ollar, John Sturr, Matt and Jackie Sturr; his great grandchildren Sara C. and Daniel Schallert, Megan E., Samuel C. Ackerman, Julia L. and Maxwell Horowitz, Catherine and Elizabeth Ollar and Dorothy Sturr; and one great great grandson Graham Daniel Schallert survive Curtis.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 10, 2012 at noon at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Calling hours are one hour prior to the service Saturday morning. Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Marie A. Blakely

East Greenbush, NY

Marie A. Blakely
Marie A. Blakely

Marie A. Blakely, 69, formerly of Unadilla Forks, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Albany Memorial Hospital. She was born January 13, 1943 in New York, NY, the daughter of Andrew and Marie (Eliashuk) Hmura. She was married to David G. Blakely. He predeceased her on January 27, 2004.

Marie and David enjoyed fishing together and she has resided with her sister for several years since David’s death. Her sisters, Jeanet Smith of East Greenbush and Dorothy Hmura of Balston Lake, survive Marie.

Funeral services for Marie will be held on Wednesday, November 7th at 1 p.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Fr. John Roos officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, White Store, NY.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Joseph P. Quintin

Edmeston, NY

Joseph P. Quintin
Joseph P. Quintin

Joseph Parshall Quintin, 75, of Edmeston was called home to the lord on Wednesday September 26, 2012 at Bassett Healthcare Network. His devoted family surrounded him.

He was the last child to be born at Parshall hospital in Oneonta. He entered into this world on February 21, 1937, the son of DeWitt and Arlene (Bryant) Quintin. He married Alice Parker on June 24, 1948, a union that they enjoyed for 54 years.

Joe grew up on a dairy farm in Morris, New York where he attended school and began farming with his father. He joined the Air Force after high school and served as a radar technician. After his tour with the AF, he and his wife Alice returned to NY to continue farming with his father. In 1965 they bought the farm across the road from the school in Morris where he farmed until moving to family land in Edmeston in 1990.

Over the years he enjoyed many hobbies including hunting and shooting sports, woodworking, miniature harness racing, blacksmithing, and constructing buildings starting with cutting down the trees through finish and trim work. He was talented in repairing and maintaining equipment often innovating and improving on design. In later years he enjoyed restoring and using antique equipment.
His beloved wife, Alice; his children Danta M.Q. Bolin, Jay Joseph Quintin & his wife, Vicki; his grandchildren Teagen Eliese Bolin and Ian Quintin Bolin; sister-in-law Barbara Quintin; and numerous nieces and nephews survive Joe.
His brother Butler E. Quintin, Russell Eugene Quintin, sister-in-law Jeanne Quintin, and son-in-law John Bolin predeceased him.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 28, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson & Pastor Ray Merritt officiating.

Interment will be private.

Contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to the Edmeston Emergency Squad. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston

Hilda Bowen

Burlington Flats, NY

Hilda Bowen
Hilda Bowen

Hilda Bowen of Burlington Flats went home to her Lord joyously on Sunday September 9, 2012.

She was born September 11, 1941 in the town of New Lisbon, the daughter of Kenneth Arthur & Viola
(Richards) Harrington. She married Wesley Bowen on May 25, 1963 at the United Methodist Church in Morris. Wesley predeceased Hilda on April 2, 2005.

Hilda was a member of the Exeter Center United Methodist Church and served as Treasurer for the Exeter Center Cemetery Association. She was a devoted wife, for more than forty years, to Wesley in their marriage, raising of their children and the farm. Hilda also was a professional hairstylist, and operated her own hair salon for many years. Hilda thoroughly enjoyed being with children, and was considered the “mother” to all who came across her path in life. She enjoyed her ceramic classes; and volunteered numerous hours to the community in fund raising events. Hilda was motivated to give joyously to all, this was especially true for Christmas season.

She is survived by her children Karen Bowen, Marena and Christopher Maier, Colleen and Kevin Johnson, Kevin and Michele Bowen and Valerie and Tony Backo; six grandchildren, Natasha, Blake, Cody, Miranda, Aiden and Bella; her great grandson Xavier; her siblings Madeline & Larry Daniels, Gary and Debbie Harrington, Eva Joy, Donna and Dennis Mumbulo, and Ray and Penny Harrington; her sister-in-laws Helen Harrington, Charlotte Harrington, Charlene Mulford, Marcia & Bob Ubner; her brother-in-law Russell and Janet Bowen.

Her husband Wesley; brothers Roy and George Harrington predeceased Hilda.
Funeral services will be held on Friday September 14, 2012 at 11:00 am the West Exeter United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Besemer officiating. Calling hours will be held on Thursday September 13, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Interment will be at Exeter Center Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Hilda’s name to the Exeter Center United Methodist Church, the West Exeter Fire Dept., or the American Cancer Society.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Isabelle A. G. Kent

Edmeston, NY

Isabelle A. G. Kent
Isabelle A. G. Kent

Isabelle A. G. Kent, 85, of Edmeston, died August 5, 2012 at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford.

She was born February 21, 1927 in Tibbermore, Scotland, the daughter of William M. and Jesse (Bain) Brand. She married John W. Kent in June 11, 1949. He predeceased her on March 9, 1973.

Isabelle immigrated to the United States in 1948. She retired from New York Central Mutual Insurance Company, where she had been employed as a supervisor. Isabelle was well known for her collection of Tea Cups and her short bread cookies. She was a member of the Edmeston United Methodist and as founding member of the Edmeston Tea Circle.

Isabelle never lost her Scottish lilt accent and was just a delightful person to know. She loved her family, and in return was cherished by them.

Her children Genevieve Kent- Waller (Wesley), Kathleen Nevil (Bill), and David Kent (Lynn); her grandchildren John David Kent, Joseph Brand Kent, Gabrielle Atwell (Brian), and Branden Waller; her sister-in-law Carol Brand; and nephews William Brand (Christine) and Gordon Brand ( Karen) survive Isabelle.

Her brothers Harry Brand and William Brand also predeceased Isabelle.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 8, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday August 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the entire staff at the NYS Veterans Home where Isabelle had resided for the past eight years.

Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Isabelle name to the Edmeston Emergency Squad, the Wyoming Conference Children’s Home in Binghamton, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Aaron W. Klee

Edmeston, NY

Aaron W. Klee
Aaron W. Klee

Aaron W. Klee, 46, of Edmeston died unexpectedly on Wednesday August 29, 2012 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.

He was born on March 21, 1966 in Hackensack, NJ the son of William and Hildegart (Staub) Klee. Aaron was raised in Franklin Lakes, NJ and his family included five sisters and one brother. He married his long-term love Theresa Ramos on August 8, 2012.

Aaron was very proud of his work as a Master Plumber, receiving his New Jersey State plumbers’ license as the youngest plumber ever. Integrity was a strong fiber in Aaron’s life, and it was also present in his work. He liked being with people and within seconds of meeting Aaron all became his best friend. Aaron willing volunteered to assist others with his plumbing skills to those in need.

Aaron loved his animals Caesar, Jolie, Sydney, Bianca and Calvin. He enjoyed the outdoors taking in each season with joy. He will be greatly missed by his love, Theresa and their pets.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Claude H. Davis Jr.

Edmeston, NY

Claude H. Davis Jr.
Claude H. Davis Jr.

Claude H. Davis Jr., 45, of Edmeston died peacefully at home on July 31st, with his family by his side.

He was born February 1, 1967 in Cooperstown the son of Claude H. Davis Sr. and Eva Ellen (Carney) Davis. He married Victoria Rose December 24, 1987.

Claude loved logging. He had a passion for hunting and fishing and thoroughly enjoyed being on his boat in Canajoharie Lake. Claude loved being with his family, the family gatherings, the cookouts and playing volleyball.

His wife Victoria; his children Rose Davis, Claude H. Davis III, Jacqalyn Towndrow (Casey), and Amber Davis; his grandchildren Casey Towndrow Jr., Cotter Towndrow and Brayden Towndrow; his parents Claude and Eva Davis Sr.; his brothers Dale D. Davis, Rocky W. Davis, Clarence C. Davis (Kathy), and John J. Davis (Shaundra); and numerous nieces and nephews survive Claude.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday August 3, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with the Rev. Stephen Reese officiating. Calling hours will be on Friday from 1-3 prior to the funeral service.

Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Claude Jr.’s memory to the Edmeston Fire Department.

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

Ann Marie Hume

Edmeston, NY

Ann Marie Hume
Ann Marie Hume

Ann Marie (Ping) Hume, 88, of Edmeston, was called home to the Lord Friday July 27, 2012 at Bassett Healthcare Network, with her family by her side.

She was born December 20, 1923 in New Berlin. The daughter of Manfred and Annie (Olson) Benson whom had immigrated from Sweden.

She was married to Hubert Simmons Hume at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in New Berlin on November 11, 1944. He predeceased Ann on December 19, 2004.

Ann is survived by her children and their spouses Dennis and E. Mary Hume of Mount Vision, Carol and Skip Scanlon of West Exeter, and Bruce Hume of Edmeston; her grandchildren Kimberly Baker, Shawn Berberick and Erica, Robert and Cisco Piersma, Brian and Teresa Piersma, Roger and Ginger Hume, and Michael Hume; great grandchildren, Keith, Codi, Kevin, Taylor, Amber, Daniel, Zachary, Geoff, Kody, Ashley, Bradley, Pashents and Jay, Arjay, Kyra and Brett; her sisters Gladys Austin and Grace Gustafson; and sister-in-law Wilma Holk.

Her infant son. Edward, her sister Martha Groff, and brothers Alf and Fred Benson and twin brother Bruno Benson predeceased Ann.

Ann loved to be with Herbie, her husband. Square dancing, watching him call the square dance patterns, and listening to him sing and play the guitar. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandma. One always enjoyed driving by their home to admire the flowers and her gentle distinctive touch to making her home a delight to behold. Mom always enjoyed helping Dad with the many Christmas lights and loved her two kitties Sassy & Mama.

We will remember her most for the deep unending love she had for all of us. She was a super special lady. We will miss her always.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home form 4-7 pm.

Contributions ay be made in Ann’s memory to Catskill Area Hospice, envelopes will be available.
Local Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Hazel Babral

Richfield Springs, NY

Hazel Jane Babral
Hazel Jane Babral

Hazel Jane Babral, 81, of Richfield Springs passed away on Thursday July 19, 2012 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown. She was born September 14, 1930 in Edmeston, the daughter of Elwood and Mabel (Pederson) Anderson. On September 27, 1964 she married Ingo Babral. He predeceased her on August 14, 2003.

Hazel was a self-employed home healthcare provider and known to many in the area. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed socializing at the Senior Center in Richfield Springs. She enjoyed needlework in her spare time.

Her nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grandnephew survive Hazel. In addition to her husband, Ingo, she was predeceased by her sisters Mabel Louise Lennon and Helen Miller and her brother, Kenneth Anderson.

Funeral services for Hazel will be Sunday, July 22 at 2pm at the Richfield Springs Bible Church with the Rev. David Tosi officiating. A calling hour will be held just prior to the service, starting at 1pm at the church. Interment will be on Monday, July 23 at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Hazel’s memory to the Richfield Springs Bible Church, 17 Church Street Richfield Springs, NY 13439.

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

Nanette M. Jablonski

West Winfield, NY

Nanette M. Jablonski
Nanette M. Jablonski

Nanette M. Jablonski, 53, of West Winfield passed on to her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 13, 2012 with the loving comfort of her family at her side. She was born in New Berlin, NY on February 15, 1959, the daughter of Edward and Virginia (Wells) Ray. On March 18, 1978 she married Robert G. Jablonski, who survives.

Nan was a devoted member of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church and was employed there until her illness at the Great Beginnings Preschool program. She and her husband Bob were also home care providers for disabled adults.

In addition to her husband Bob, Nan is survived by her parents; Edward and Virginia Ray, her sisters; Diane (Tom) Mayne and Kim (Dennis) Euler and her brother James Ray. Her infant son, Robert G Jablonski Jr. on September 24, 1978, predeceased her.

Funeral services for Nan will be held on Tuesday, July 17th at 2pm at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours for friends and family will be from Noon to 2pm just prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at the Burlington Flats Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Nan may be made to Great Beginnings Preschool, 6007 State Highway 51 Burlington Flats, NY 13315.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Marian M Bowen

Burlington Flats, NY

Marian M Bowen
Marian M Bowen

Marian M Bowen, 99, of Burlington Flats passed away peacefully Sunday, July 8th 2012, at Otsego Manor in Cooperstown, New York.

Marian was born April 17th, 1913 in the village of Garrattsville, New York. She was the seventh child of the eleven children of Fred and Beulah Tuller Morris. Marian was the last surviving sibling. Marian is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marian married Sherman Charles Bowen, December 17th 1938. He predeceased her on November 17, 1997. Together they engaged in numerous rural enterprises, including the operation of a large chicken farm, maple syrup production, vegetable farming, as well as others. Marian with her husband enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, gardening, and bird watching. Marian loved all animals, but none more then her cat Baxter and her cocker spaniel Penny.

Committal services will be private and at the convenience of the family at the Burlingotn Flats Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Lillian L. Barbey

Edmeston, NY

Lillian L. Barbey
Lillian L. Barbey

Lillian Lorillard Barbey, 59, a founding resident of Pathfinder Village, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. She was loved by her fellow residents, staff, and family, and will be remembered for her great sense of humor and “true grit.”
Lily was born in New York City on December 13, 1952, the second child of Lillian Manger Barbey and Henry I. Barbey. Lily lived with her family during her early years, and moved to the Otsego School, Pathfinder Village’s predecessor, on July 4, 1958. Lily was a graduate of the Otsego School’s educational program, and was among the original 43 residents of Pathfinder when it opened on July 29, 1980.

Until recently, Lily attended the Hartwick Day Habilitation program, where she was adored by staff members, and enjoyed special treats of spaghetti, M&M candies, and root beer on Friday afternoons. She lived most recently at Pathfinder Village’s Delaware and Chenango Houses, and was particularly close to Senior Residential Coach Jamie Miner, and Residential Coaches Robin Lasher, Maribeth Laird, Rose Davis, Alecia Chrysler, among others. Saul Gross and the ladies of Delaware House were her very good friends.

Independent and determined, Lily was a woman of few words. She enjoyed gently teasing staff, and “added a lot of life” to her home and day program environment. Her favorite activities included community outings with her friends and family, dancing, listening to country music and radio programs, attending summer camp, sorting her picture card collection, watching the “Apple Dumpling Gang” and other westerns, and watching televised wrestling and boxing matches. She also loved to decorate a small holiday tree for each important occasion.

Her family was central to her life, and Lily enjoyed receiving packages, usually containing jam and jelly assortments, each month. She also enjoyed their regular visits, which would typically culminate with the purchase of a radio, which was proudly displayed with her large collection.

Lily is survived by her mother, Lillian Barbey, of New York; sister, Florence “Fluffy” Barbey of New York; brother, Henry I. Barbey, Jr. of New York; and a cousin, artist Isabelle Beuttell Dayton of Vero Beach, who painted a signature portrait that graces Pathfinder Village’s Kennedy-Willis Center as well as numerous other relatives. Lily was predeceased by her father, Henry I. Barbey, Sr. in 1963.

A memorial service will be held for Lily at 10:00 a.m. at the Morgan Jackson All Faiths Chapel at Pathfinder Village on July 21, with arrangements by the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home of Edmeston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The family has requested that Memorial donations be sent in Memory of Lily to Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY 13335.

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

Roger Blackman

Binghamton, NY

Roger Blackman
Roger Blackman

Roger Blackman of Binghamton, NY passed away Wednesday February 1, 2012 at his home on Chenango St. in downtown Binghamton. Roger Blackman was born June 28, 1921 in Edmeston NY, to Ray and Myrtle Blackman. He was a deacon of long standing at Main St. Baptist Church in Binghamton. Mr. Blackman was employed at Holiday Inn and Howard Johnson’s in Binghamton NY for many years. Many thanks to Betsy and Judy at ABC Housing on Chenango St. for their many years of dedication to Roger’s well being.

He was preceded in death by a sister Rosemary Fitzgerald of Winston-Salem, NC, and brother Carrol Blackman of Smithville Flats, NY. He is survived by a niece, Mary Clodfelter and husband Robert of Winston-Salem, NC, nephew, Bob Fitzgerald of Concord, NC, cousins, Susanna Yatman of Saint Leonard, MD; Lysle, Jeanne and other cousins in Edmeston, NY.

The celebration of the life of Roger Blackman will be held at noon on April 28, at Main St. Baptist Church, 117 Main St, Binghamton NY, 13905
(607) 723-0031, reception for all afterwards in Mizpah room of the Church.

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

Rosileen J. King

Brookfield, NY

Rosileen J. King
Rosileen J. King

Rosileen (Rosie) J King, 76, of Brookfield entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 18, 2012 in her home.

She was born on October 31, 1935 in Brookfield, the daughter of Barton & Ada (Cross) Owen. She married Frederick A. King on June 12, 1954, a union that lasted 42 years before he passed away on September 6, 1996.

Rosileen was a faithful wife, dedicated mother and grandmother. She was a hard worker her whole life. She was called Mom and Grandma to many in the community. She was educated in the Brookfield schools.

Her children who stood by her through her long, hard fight with Parkinson’s and a special son and daughter-in-law who took care of her in her home until her passing survive Rosileen.

She has nine sons and two daughters: Fred King, Jr., Mark & Denise & Mitzie, John & Terry, Gloria, Warren & Debbie, Rich & Candy, Bart & Karen, Hank & Emily, Matt & Missy, Melanie, Rudy & Becky; 29 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

In addition, she is survived by three brothers and three sisters: Gordon Owen, Nelson & Ruth Owen, Tom & Rachel Owen, Kate & Ken Whitaker, Martha & Dave LaClair, Ellen & Dick Hodges as well as her sisters-in-law: Helen King, Dorothy & Jazz Delmedico, Mildred Edick and Marcella King.

Her husband, Fred, her parents, five brothers, one sister and three brothers-in-law, predeceased her.

Calling hours for Rosileen will be held from 5 to 9PM, Wednesday June 20th at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 21st at 1:00PM at the West Brookfield Church with Rev. Richard Catlin officiating. Burial will follow at Brookfield Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial scholarship set up in her honor along with her husband: Fred & Rosie King at Brookfield Central School, P.O. Box 60, Brookfield, NY 13314
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Virgil Zinninger

West Burlington, NY

Virgil Zinninger
Virgil Zinninger

Virgil Edward Zinninger, 86, went home to his Lord Tuesday May 22, 2012 at Otsego Manor, which had been his home for the past several years.

He was born on July 21, 1925 in New Berlin, the son of Luther and Claudine (Talbot) Zinninger.

After graduating from Edmeston Central School he enlisted in the United States Navy. Virgil was a Sonar man Second Class on the USS Gilligan, a Destroyer Escort, in WWII in the Pacific Theater. After his discharge from the Navy in 1946 he began his long career in banking. He started at Central National Bank in Canajoharie and retired as the Branch Manager in Edmeston.

Virgil was a pillar to the Edmeston- Burlington area. He was continuously concerned for the welfare of others, carried a joyous smile, a willing ear, words of encouragement & wisdom, and was considered exceedingly reliable and trustworthy.

He was a member of the Edmeston Rotary, the Wharton Valley American Legion Post #1311, the United Methodist Church and a deacon, served at Pathfinder Village on the Board of Directors, and had been active with Meals on Wheels.
His nieces Claudia, Karen, and Kathy; his cousins Mary, Grant and his wife Fred (Debbie), and Jeanne; his 3 grand nieces & one grand nephew survive Virgil.

He was predeceased by his brother William Zinninger and sister Virginia Slater; and his Auntie B, Blanche Ward.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday May 25, 2012 at 11:00 am the United Methodist Church, Edmeston with Pastor Doug Besemer officiating. Calling hours will be on Thursday May 24 from 4 –7 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Virgil’s memory to the Edmeston Emergency Squad or Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston and condolences to the family using the form below.

Henry D. Hovick

Burlington, NY

Henry D. Hovick
Henry D. Hovick

Henry D. Hovick, 91, formerly of Burlington, died peacefully on Thursday May 10, 2012 at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford.

He was born August 12, 1920 in Alversund, Norway the son of Hans Kundtson and Hannah Katrina (Ekeland) Hovick. He married Margaret Nell Riggle on July 8, 1944 in Bulgar, PA.

Henry served in the United States Air Force and was a WWII Veteran. He then continued to serve our country in the Army National Guard. Henry retired from Otsego Electric where he had been employed as a lineman for 25 years.

Henry was a member of the American Legion Post in Cooperstown. He enjoyed tending his large garden and orchard. He had a remarkable attitude and wanted to enjoy life to it’s fullest. One could easily spot him on the floor Square dancing or doing the Pokka. He enjoyed playing the accordion and constina. He loved music and dancing, belonging to the Double Day Dancers & Covered Bridge A’s.

A man never to sit still, he and Nell traveled in their motor home across the United States many times, visited 17 countries touring Europe, and returned to Norway for a full month. Henry absolutely loved being with his family and adored his grandchildren.

His wife Nell; his children James Alan Hovick, Kathleen Diane Kappauf, and Gail Maureen Bolton; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-five great children; and his sister Erna Dagney Richards survive Henry.

His son Thomas Henry Hovick, his grandson David Bruce Bolton and his sisters Borghild Johnson and Ester Kleppand, predeceased him.

Everyday Henry had friends and families visit him; what a wonderful gift and the family thanks everyone for their visits. They also wish to thank the staff at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford for always being kind, considerate and devoted to the care of Henry.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday May 12, 2012 at 11:00am, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burlington with Rev. Paul Messner & Assoc. Sandy Shear officiating. Calling hours will be held on Friday May 11, 2012 from 5- 7 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Interment will follow at Burlington Green Cemetery,

Contributions may be made in Henry’s memory to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Burlington or the NYS Veterans Home, Oxford.

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

Kenneth W. Harrington

Pittsfield, NY

Kenneth W. Harrington
Kenneth W. Harrington

Kenneth William Harrington, 50, of New Berlin went home to the Lord on Monday April 30, 2012 at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown.

He was born October 18, 1961 in Oneonta, the son of Fred William and Francis (Lake) Harrington.

Hilts Trucking in West Edmeston recently employed him. Kenneth drove for many local companies, and if you had a milk truck, Ken had driven it. He enjoyed Stock Car racing and being a volunteer Fireman for the Pittsfield Fire Department.

His wife Sherry D. Harrington; his children Letha Carder (James), Glenn L. Sons, Jr., and Kristen R. Sons; eight grandchildren; his siblings David Harrington (Brenda), Brian Harrington (Jennie), Susan Wright and Cindy Vibbard (Mike); numerous nieces and nephews; his cousin Carl & Deanna Tice; and many great wonderful friends survive Kenneth.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 5, 2012 at Noon at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston with Rev. Ernie Clemens officiating. Calling hours will be from 10:00 am till noon prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Kenneth’s memory to the family to assist them with the services.

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

Carl R. Belden

West Edmeston, NY

Carl R. Belden
Carl R. Belden

Carl R. Belden, 73, of West Edmeston died Friday, March 30, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was born in West Edmeston on December 13, 1938, the son of Warren and Alexa (Talbot) Belden. On July 21, 1956 at the First Baptist Church in West Edmeston he married Elsie L. Hamm, who survives.

Carl was a store manager for Victory Markets but his greatest joy was being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was very active in the West Edmeston Fire Department in the Fire Police and enjoyed model trains, golf, bowling, car racing, mowing the West Edmeston Fire Department baseball field, birds, squirrels and his dog, Zoë.

In addition to his wife Elsie, Carl is survived by his children; Marty & Michele Taranto, Carla Neilsen & Nancy Phillips, Walter & Carolyn Carney, Carl & Heather Belden and Clarence & Melinda Belden, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother and sister: Warren & Arlyn Belden, Sandy & George Price and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David & Shirley Hamm. His sister, Mildred Estes and his mother and father-in-law, Grace & Alfred Morin predeceased him.

Funeral services for Carl will be private at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made in Carl’s memory to the West Edmeston Fire Department, Leonardsville Fire Department or Hospice & Palliative Care in New Hartford.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Carl Perkins

Edmeston, NY

Carl Perkins, 62, of Edmeston died Friday March 23, 2012 at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown.

He was born May 7, 1949 in New Berlin. Carl graduated from Edmeston Central School in 1967, where he played on the football team. In his youth he worked along side his father on the family dairy farm. Carl was a train enthusiast which began as a child with model trains and later in life with finding the perfect spot to watch the trains go by. As a hobby photographer he took endless pictures of trains. Carl also enjoyed motorcycles, drag racing, and visits to Eisenhower Locks to watch the freighters.

Carl was originally employed by I.L. Richer Company, and then worked in train track maintenance in NJ and PA, and as a mechanic out of Utica for the NYSW Railway. Most recently Carl had worked at Kraft Foods and Norwich Pharmaceuticals.

Carl was predeceased by his father Edward J. Perkins (1978), mother Marilyn H. (Harris) Perkins Carnrike (2008), stepfather Raymond Carnrike (1995), and former wife Darlene J. (Ficken) Perkins (Dec. 2011). He is survived by his son & daughter-in-law James and Abbey Perkins of Cobleskill, his sisters Cheryl Perkins of Edmeston, and Sharlene Cornacchia of Voorheesville, and niece Marianna Cornacchia of Schenectady.

The family expresses gratitude and appreciation to the Edmeston Emergency Squad for their dedicated commitment to the community.

Funeral services will be held on Monday evening, March 26, 2012, at 7:00 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 pm prior to the service.

Contributions may be made in Carl’s memory to the Edmeston Emergency Squad; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Owen Griffiths

West Winfield, NY

Owen Griffiths
Owen Griffiths

Owen Griffiths, 90, formerly of Leonardsville and West Winfield died peacefully March 19, 2012 with his family by his side at the Masonic Home in Utica.

He was born September 12, 1921 in Plainfield Center the son of Owen and Elizabeth (Sullivan) Griffiths. He married Marjorie Snyder in March 1946. She predeceased him in May of 1975.

Owen served in the United Army Tank Corps in WWII. He was a proud member of the Brookfield Legion Post #1492, and a member of the Free and Accepted Masons. He retired from New Hartford BOCES where he had been employed in the Transportation Department.

Owen loved his family and enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing and watching NASCAR Racing. The family would like to thank the staff at Woodgate Residence for their devotional care of Owen.

Owen is survived by his children Gary Griffiths (Nancy), Susan Rose (Dennis), Janice Stevens (Bob), Karen Chilson (Donn) and David Griffiths (Becky); 11 grandchildren: Lee Griffiths, Jimmy Kerwin, Tracey Lucas, Kim Piersma, Jennifer Magaro, Ed Stevens, Robert Stevens Jr., Tiffany Stevens, Christina, Michael & Eric Chilson; and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday March 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Calling hours are from 2:00 till 4:00 on Thursday prior to the service with Pastor Jim Fletcher officiating.

Contributions may be made in Owen’s memory to the Masonic Home in Utica.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Carroll Smith

Edmeston, NY

Carroll S. Smith
Carroll S. Smith

Carroll S. Smith, 75, formerly of Edmeston, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich. She was born in Hartwick on June 5, 1936, the daughter of Albert and Gertrude (Holloway) Shipman. On September 19, 1964 she married Periam Smith. He predeceased her on June 23, 1992.

Carroll was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Burlington Flats Baptist Church, the West Exeter Fire Department Auxiliary and the Wharton Valley Grange #991 and was most proud of her 50 year membership in the Grange.

Carroll is survived by her children, Heidi and John Slentz, Katrina and Chris Owens and Eric and Jennifer Smith and her grandchildren; Joel and Jacqueline Slentz, Jenna (Joseph) Terry, Levi (Megan) Owens, Samantha Owens and Adina, Dillon, Bridgette and Brandon Smith, her sisters; Dorothy (Howard) Marsh and Jane Gates. In addition, she is survived by her step-children; Hal Smith, Mary DesGrosiellers and Mabel (Victor) Leskovar.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Contributions may be made in Carroll’s memory to the Wharton Valley Grange.

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

Daniel W. Zimmerman

Edmeston, NY

Daniel W. Zimmerman
Daniel W. Zimmerman

Daniel W. Zimmerman, 87, of Edmeston went home to the Lord Tuesday January 10, 2012 surrounded by his family at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown.

He was born May 16, 1924 at Dutch Valley Farm in Edmeston. He was son of Harry and Mildred (Barrett) Zimmerman. In 1971 he was married to Betty (Burch) Rogers by Rev. John Blackman.

Dan graduated from Edmeston Central School in 1942, and was a well-recognized basketball player. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of the Wharton Valley American Legion Post #1311 and the VFW Post #2238 in West Winfield.

Dan was extremely proud of his family’s farm and homestead; his choice of cows was Holsteins, and his tractor of choice was John Deere. He was a member of the Dairylea and Cooperative Extension. Dan was also an avid gardener well known for flowers, plants and especially the Christmas Cactuses.

Dan was also involved in the Edmeston community as a member of the Second Baptist Church and a Life member of the Edmeston Fire Department. At home he was fond of watching sports including professional football, SU for basketball and the Yankees for baseball.

He held an endless amount of love for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They brought him joy and wonderful fulfillment with each visit.

He is survived by his wife Betty, his children Nancy Arlette Forste (Robert), Geraldine LeClar (Gerald), Martine Tangredi (Don), and Laura Ann Brown (Larry); his stepchildren Sandra Jeanne Corey (William), Barbara Jo Hilts (Douglas), David Wayne Rogers (Patricia); 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 1 niece and 3 nephews.

His grandchild Tammy Corey and sister Erma Gould predeceased Dan.

Funeral services will be held on Friday January 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Merritt officiating

Calling hours will be held on Thursday January 12, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Interment will be at Leonardsville Cemetery

Contributions may be made in Dan’s memory to the Second Baptist Church.

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