Charles Hoffman

Charles Hoffman, 63 of Utica, NY passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2018 in Utica.

Charles was born in Kingston, on March 6, 1955 NY the son of the late Lansing Myron and Agatha Hoffman. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by a son Chuck Hoffman.

Charles loved the outdoors, and horseback riding. He will be remembered as a great dad, and a person with a huge heart. He was always looking to help others.

He leaves behind two sons, Philip and Michael Hoffman, 2 grandsons, Kaleb Hoffman and Matthew Hoffman,  3 brothers and a sister and many nieces and nephews.

Services were private, and were entrusted to Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, New York.

Raymond D Greising

Raymond D. Greising, 77, of Burlington Flats, NY died unexpectedly on Thursday January 18, 2018 at his home.

Ray was born on December 7, 1940 in Ulsterville, NY on the family farm. He was the son of the late Joseph and Emily LeMaire Greising. In addition to his parents, he was pre deceased by a son Raymond Joseph Greising in 1973, and 3 brothers Joseph, Ernie, and John.

Ray is survived by his wife Lois M. Lammers Greising of Burlington Flats, sons Thomas (Laura) Digsby of Augusta, GA, James (Maggie) Digsby of Palm Coast FL, Alan (Mindy) Digsby of Burlington Flats, Glenn (Marty) Digsby of Dade City, FL, daughters Loraine Lester (Bill Maricle) of Smyrna DE, Joan (Rick) Loeffler of South New Berlin, Foreign Exchange “daughter” Mabel Inda (Iontxo) of Pamplona Spain, a brother Frank Greising of Maine, a sister Mary Wilson of Oneonta, grandchildren Thomas, Chris, Michelle, Robert, Jeff, Brian, LeeAnn, Andy, AJ, Shannon, Ashton, Brennan, Sam, 22 great grandchildren, and many nieces, and nephews. Also surviving are special friends Rich and Linda Shafer, and Theresa and Skip Paulson.

Ray came to the area from Pine Bush in the spring of 1974. For over three decades, he operated his dairy farm in Burlington Flats. After selling the farm, he began working with Thering Sales and Service of Oneonta selling supplies to dairy farmers throughout Central New York and the Southern Tier. In addition he drove medical transport for A&D taxi in Oneonta.

Ray loved his family, and took any opportunity to attend school or sporting events to watch his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed dirt track racing at the Utica/Rome speedway, or Afton where his grandson AJ raced. He was a devoted member of the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church, and routinely could be found helping to care for the building.

Calling hours will be from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and again from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday January 23rd at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 south street Edmeston, New York. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday January 24th at the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church 947 County Highway 16 Garrattsville, with Rev. Mark Piedmonte officiating. Interment will be in Walkill, New York at a later date. Donations may be made to the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church in loving memory of Ray. Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home Edmeston, NY. To send condolences, visit or Delker and Terry Funeral Home on Facebook.

Jazmin Manley

At 1:45 A.M. on January 14, 2018, 6 lb 1oz, 19 3/4” Jazmin Manley was born into the arms of angels at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY.

This beautiful angel is survived by, her parents Carol Johnston and Chris Manley of West Winfield, her big brother Jakob Manley of West Winfield, maternal grandmother Deborah Klingler of Edmeston, paternal grandparents Lance and Susan Manley of Springfield, paternal great grandparents Richard and Kathy Craft of Springfield.  She has many aunts, uncles, and cousins that love her deeply.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday January 20, 2018 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, New York with Pastor Terry Brant of First Christian Church of South Valley officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the March of Dimes at, or The March of Dimes 1275 Mamaronec Avenue White Plains, New York 10605 in loving memory of Jazmin.
Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston. To send condolences, visit or at Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Josephine E Colburn

Josephine Elizabeth Jacobs Colburn, 87, of Burlington Flats, NY passed away Monday January 8, 2018 in Cooperstown, NY.

Josephine was born on December 16, 1930 on Christian Hill in Fly Creek, NY the daughter of the late Charles Eugene and Myrtie Thompsons Jacobs. In addition to her parents, she was pre deceased by her husband Kenneth S. Colburn Sr in 2001, a daughter Carol Riordan in 1989, a grandchild Amanda Lynn Walton in 1991, a sister, and 3 brothers.

She is survived by a son Kenneth S. Colburn Jr (Joanne Kighton-Chamberlain) of Mount Upton, daughters Janice Smith (Nick Costello) of Montrose PA, Donna Rowe of Burlington Flats, Rose Walton (Kellie) of New Berlin, Lois Colburn (Dan Miller) of Webster FL, a brother Fred Jacobs of Deansboro NY, a sister Helen Thompson of Fayetteville PA, grandchildren Julie, Paul, Brian, Mark, Daniel, Jessica, Rebecca, Michelle, Monica, Corrine, Ashley, Matthew, 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friend and companion Louis “Louie” Mayne of Burlington Flats.

Josephine was a lifetime resident of the area. She was devoted to her family, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Many years ago, she and Ken raised goats, and ponies. She was also well known for her crafts which included wind chimes, knitting, and crocheting. Most people knew her for her dishrags, and hats. More recently, she and Louie traveled the area attending church functions, dinners, craft shows, and special times with his family. They also delivered meals on wheels.

Calling hours will be 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday January 12th at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. on Saturday January 13th at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow services at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church. Donations may be made to Friends of Bassett C/O Gall Bladder Surgery/Education (Josephine Colburn) 1 Atwell Road Cooperstown, NY 13326.