Obituaries

Betty J. Parker

Betty (Hager) Parker, 84, a long time resident of Edmeston, passed away Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Chase Memorial Nursing Home, New Berlin.

Betty was born in Utica, NY on July 15, 1933 the daughter of the late William and Verna Hager. In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her son Danny, husband Lysle, stepson David Parker, and siblings Helen, Florence, Viola, Eleanor, Mickey, Bill, George, Fritz, and Eva.

She is survived by her daughter Debbie (Bob) Brunschmid of Sherburne, grandson Sean (Melissa) Brigham of Sidney, two great-grandchildren Colin and Hannah Brigham.

On October 21, 1950 Betty married Fred DeCarr in Utica, NY. On November 12, 1966, she married Lysle Parker, and moved to the Parker family farm in Edmeston, NY. In her earlier years, she worked at the Bishop Print Shop before settling into the farm life, which she loved for decades.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday April 23, 2018 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY with Pastor Judy McCall of the Sidney Center Family and Friends Church officiating. Calling hours will be from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. prior to the services at the funeral home. Interment will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Chase Memorial Nursing Home 1 Terrace Heights (C/O Annette McCleod) New Berlin, NY 13411 in Betty’s name to assist in the resident’s recliner fund.

Arrangements are with Delker and Terry Funeral Home of Edmeston, NY. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com, or on Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Joanne M. Walkden

Joanne M. Walkden, 67, of Burlington Flats, NY, passed away Tuesday April 17, 2018 in New Berlin, NY.

Joanne was born in Cooperstown, NY the daughter of the late Murray and Evelyn Lockner Benjamin. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Richard, and sister Ruth Strong.

She is survived by her son Christopher (Audrey) Walkden of Edmeston, daughter Tracy Nichols-Bayne of Ormond Beach FL, a brother Karl Benjamin of Burlington Flats, sister Deborah Wright of Burlington Flats, grandchildren, Joseph, Justin, Trista, Nicolas, and Jacob. Also surviving are 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private, and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 Sout Street Edmeston, NY. To send condolences visit www. Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Patricia J. “Pat” DeForest

Patricia J. “Pat” Deforest, 70, of West Edmeston passed away peacefully Monday March 19, 2018 in Oneonta, NY surrounded by her family.

Pat was born in Ilion, NY on April 30, 1947 the daughter of the late Robert and Florence Mykel Rood. In addition to her parents, Pat was predeceased by her husband Frederick L. Deforest on September 20, 2011, children Sylvia Deforest, Donna Sweet, Michael Deforest, sisters Gladys Eldred, Dorothy Roberts, brothers Robert Rood Jr, Lawrence Rood, and Arthur Rood.

She is survived by children Laurie A. Goodspeed, Timothy E. Deforest, Susan Schaffer, Jeffrey A. Deforest, David W. Deforest, grandchildren, Travis P. Deforest, Stephanie M. Registe, Frederick W. Deforest, Cody LaFayette Goodspeed, Connor T. Deforest, Aydin J. Deforest, Katlyn I. Deforest, Audrey E. Deforest, Riley A. Deforest, Jason Sweet, siblings, Mary (John) Bush, Ruthie Turnbull, Edward (Linda) Rood, Mykel (Deb) Rood, half sister Betty (Walter) Ketchum, and numerous nieces nephews.

Pat was a lifetime resident of the West Edmeston. She loved her community, and babysat multiple generations of children in her home. She is remembered as a loving mother grandmother, friend and neighbor.

A service to celebrate Pat’s life will be 2:00 P.M. Friday March 23, 2018 at the West Edmeston Baptist Church, with a reception to immediately follow in the Parish House. Interment will be in West Edmeston Union Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Donations may be made to the West Edmeston Union Cemetery in memory of Pat. Arrangements are entrusted to Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, New York. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or on Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Elizabeth G. “Betty” Mumbulo

Elizabeth G. “Betty” Mumbulo, 88, of Edmeston, passed away Friday March 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born in Newark, NY on March 13, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Archibald and Zora Welch Caulder. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William on October 15, 2011.

Betty graduated from Edmeston Central School Class of 1947, and attended nurse’s training in Newark, NY. She married the love of her life, William on December 25, 1949 and raised a family on their dairy farm on New Berlin Road. She was a Nurse’s Aide for many years at Chase Nursing Home, and also spent time as a private duty home care nurse. Betty also worked in the shoe factory in New Berlin, Kraft, and Beeline Apparel in Edmeston.

Betty was proud of her Avon, Tupperware, and Stanley Home Products business’, as well as her Wharton Valley Grange membership, and leadership in the 4-H, Girl and Cub Scouts. She also raised dogs for Guiding Eye, and participated in Otsego County Foster care program sharing her home with children in need. Betty truly enjoyed the time spent with her many friends. She and Bill fondly remembered coffee, tea, board games, card games, and the laughs that came along with it. The memories will be cherished by all.

She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Edmeston for many years.

She is survived by her children, David (Rosemary) Mumbulo, Barton, NY, Dennis (Donna) Mumbulo of Edmeston, Gordon Mumbulo of Sidney, Marcia (David) Crandall of Edmeston, and Marvin (Maryann) Mumbulo of Maryland, grandchildren Jessica, Jason (Tina), Ian (Jocelyn), Susan (Junior), James, Andy, Michelle (Carl), Gordon (Patience), Brian, Judy, Amanda (Jeff), Andrea (Mike), Alicia (Jim), Raushanna (Mason), and Marissa. Also surviving are many great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday March 22 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, New York. Funeral services will be 10:45 A.M. Friday March 23 at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Jeff McLallen officiating. A reception will follow the services at the church. Interment will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edmeston Emergency Squad or the charity of your choice in memory of Betty.

To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com, or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Florence L. “Flossie” Bliss

Florence L. “Flossie” Benjamin Bliss, 66, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday March 8, 2018.

Flossie was born on July 29, 1951 in Cooperstown the daughter of Donald and Jeannette Cline Benjamin. She was pre deceased by her father Donald, her daughter Grace, and a sister in law Gloria Benjamin.

She is survived by her husband Keith Bliss of Burlington Flats, her children Michael Bliss of Constantia, NY, Sarah (Frederik) Hooper of Walton, Jennifer (Matthew) Conant of Balston Spa, grandchildren Emery Bliss, Aubree and Parker Conant, and Bryce Hooper, her mother Jeannette Benjamin of Burlington Flats, brothers Timothy (Beth) Benjamin of Gloversville, Arthur Benjamin of VA, Paul (Linda) Benjamin of Burlington Flats, sister Kelly Benjamin of Burlington Flats, many nieces and nephews including Paul, Mitchell (Shannon), Daniel (Jamie), Meghan, Nathan, Brandon and Lillian.

Flossie was a lifetime resident of the area graduating from Edmeston Central School, Class of 1969. On March 12, 1971, she married Keith, and later began a 40 year career with NYCM Insurance as Claims Examiner retiring in 2013. She was a Charter Member of the Cooperstown Assembly of God Church, enjoyed the summer camping with family at Darien Lake. She was also an avid reader, and animal lover who collected angels and lighthouse figurines.

She will be remembered as a woman who loved her family, and gave freely of her time to her children and grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday March 13 at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. A service to celebrate her life will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday March 14 at the Cooperstown assembly of God Church 4354 State Highway 80 Hartwick, NY with William Kirk Assistant Superintendent of NYS Assembly of God Church, and Pastor Robert Ferraro of Cooperstown Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment will be in West Brookfield Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care 1 Birchwood Drive Oneonta, NY 13820 in memory of Flossie. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Dorothy M. Bolton

Dorothy May Benjamin Bolton, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Tuesday February 20, 2018 in Cooperstown, NY.

Dorothy was born September 18, 1927 in Burlington, NY the daughter of the late Murray and Florence Stickles Benjamin. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 35 years, Bruce, grandchildren Ericka and David Bolton, siblings Richard, Adrian, Donald, Murray Jr, Orlo, Sidney, Charles, Ada, Verona, Carrie Bookhout, and Mildred Stebbins.

She is survived by children, Patricia , James (Tam), Jack (Gail), Thomas (Demi) Bolton, grandchildren April (Scott) Smith, Daniel (Jody), Mark (Amy), Mike (Jenilee), Jeremy (Megan), Kevin, Ryan Bolton, great-grandchildren Arissa, Avery, Alli Bolton, Anna and Benjamin Smith, Brenna, Bryce, Madison, Rory, Braelyn, Landon, Eliana, and Abner Bolton, a brother Kenneth, sisters-in-law Martha, Jeanette, and Sharon Benjamin, several nieces and nephews.

A lifetime resident of the area, Dorothy was employed with Edmeston Central School from 1958 to 1990. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Burlington where she taught Sunday school, and sang in the choir. She was also an avid quilter.

A graveside committal service will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday February 24 at the Burlington Green Cemetery, County Rt 16 in Burlington, with Pastor Barry Davis officiating. Calling hours will be 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday February 23rd at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Burlington 225 County Highway 16 Burlington Flats, NY 13315, or the Edmeston Emergency Squad 27 East Street Edmeston, NY 13335 in loving memory of Dorothy.

Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker of Delker and Terry Funeral Home. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook/Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Paul K. Neske

Paul K. Neske, 84, of Oneonta, formerly of Schenevus, passed away peacefully Thursday evening the 1st of February in Oneonta with Dave and Anne at his side.

Paul was born in Ridgewood, NJ on July 7, 1933 the son of the late Frederick Neske and Pauline Kurzenski. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by the love of his life Kathryn Helen Neske on January 25, 2017, and two sisters Frances, and Marion.

Paul wore many hats in his life. After finishing his tour in the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman, he became a police officer in Ridgewood NJ. He simultaneously achieved Master Plumber status, and worked with the family business until moving to Schenevus in 1969. He and Kathryn owned and operated the Schenevus Hotel for many years, and he drove school bus for the Schenevus School District for over 20 years.

Paul was a life long New York Yankees fan, and a an avid RV camper with Kathryn. For 38 years, they traveled the U.S., and then settled the last 11 years in Belvedere Lake campgrounds where they enjoyed the summer months. He liked spending time in the wood working shop with Dave and had a passion for hunting and fishing. His happiest days were spent in his tree stand. Paul was also a member of the Schenevus Methodist Church.

He is survived by his son Dave (Anne) Neske of Oneonta, a sister Vera, a brother Frederick, close cousins Jay (Roseann) Perosky and their children Donna and Tracey of Midland Park NJ,
Sister in law Madelyn (Patrick) Milliken and their children Scott and Kelly Milliken of Oak Ridge, NJ, granddaughters Katrina Torres, Julianna Fairbairn, Veronica Pfeiffer, and many other grand and great grandchildren. In addition he is survived by his distant children that he loved and missed, Paul T Neske SR, and Lisa Pindar, and their families.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday February 10 at the Schenevus United Methodist Church, 70 Main St Schenevus, NY. Calling hours will be from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those that wish, may make donations to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Dr Oneonta, NY 13820 in loving memory of Paul. Arrangements are with Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com of on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Helen P Mockovciak

Helen P. Mockovciak, 84, of Edmeston, passed away on Wednesday January 24, 2018 in New Hartford, NY.

Helen was born on March 30, 1933 in Edmeston, the daughter of the late Julius and Susanna Chczakavitch Pylinski. In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her husband John in 2005, a son Doran in 1974, and siblings Joseph Pylinski, Peter Pylinski, Jan Piazza, Sylvester Pylinski, Mary Ann Sweet, Edward Pylinski, Walter Pylinski, Genevieve Nestved, and Albert Pylinski Sr.

She is survived by her son Dana (Connie) Mockovciak of Edmeston, her daughter Diana (James) Helmer of NC, grandchildren Cana White, Ardath (Kris) Johnson, Brandy Mockovciak, Andrew Mockovciak, Allison Helmer, Helen Helmer, and Matthew Mockovciak, great-grandchildren Emma, Abigail, Isabella, Kohen, Micah. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Helen was a lifetime resident of the area, marrying John Mockovciak at St. John’s Catholic Church on February 17, 1951. She was employed with Kraft Foods for 37 years as a machine operator prior to her retirement. She was a devoted member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Edmeston, and St. Theresa’s Church in New Berlin. She was an avid gardener growing many types of flowers. She also enjoyed traveling to the USS Manchester U.S. Navy reunions with John, and continued attending the reunions after John passed. Helen was active with the American Legion Auxiliary 1311 in Edmeston for many years.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 3, 2018 at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston with Maureen Joy of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Morris NY officiating. Immediately following the services, there will be a reception at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church. Interment will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. prior to services at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Edmeston Emergency Squad in loving memory of Helen. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Robert L. Alcott

Robert Lewis Alcott, 82, of Edmeston passed away at his home on Sunday January 21, 2018.

Robert was born in Masonville, NY on February 3, 1935 the son of the late Russell Lewis and Daisy Greengrow Alcott. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his brother Ed, and sister Nancy.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Helen Mumbulo Alcott of Edmeston, a son Robert J Alcott of Edmeston, a daughter Holly Alcott (JoeMortzheim) of MN, grandson Jack Mortzheim of MN, siblings Myrtle Russell, Rusa Dutcher, , Doris Burghart, Ray (Ida), In laws Frieda Alcott, and DaveWilliams. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Bob came to the Edmeston area while employed with Seven States Gas Company, but later began a 25 career as a custodian at Edmeston Central School before retiring in 1987. In addition, he worked for Howard’s Trailer sales a short time.

Bob was a member of the Edmeston Fire Department, and Emergency Squad, as well as the library board where he served a President for 10 years.

He enjoyed collecting Jeeps, and playing guitar. He was one of the original Dutch Valley Boys, and then played with Silver Strings. For a 15 year stretch, they often performed at the Deer Path Inn, and played their music at local nursing homes.

Memorial services will be 12:00 P.M. Saturday January 27th at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY with Pastor Andy Johnson of the Second Baptist Church of Edmeston officiating. Calling hours will be from 11:00A.M.-12:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Edmeston Fire Department and Rescue Squad in memory of Bob.

To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

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 www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com 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 Marchofdimes.org/giving/support-general.aspx, 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 www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com 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.

Esther M Jimenez

Esther Jimenez, 95, died December 24, 2017 at the Sitrin Nursing Home in New Hartford, New York with members of her family near her side.
She was born on February 23, 1922 in Jayuya, Puerto Rico to Felix and Emilia Aviles Fernandez.
Esther is survived by her children Manuel of Bangor, Pennsylvania (wife, Marlene); Fernando of Melville, New York (wife Mayra); and Rosa Posh of Burlington Flats, New York (husband, John). Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel, and daughters Mary and Migdalia (Lali).
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday January 6th at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Edmeston, New York with Pastor Barry Davis of the Burlington Green Baptist Church officiating. Calling hours will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. prior to the service. Interment will be in Burlington Green Cemetery. Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker of Delker and Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to UNICEF USA for children victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. WWW.UNICEFUSA.org/donate.
Condolences may be made by visiting www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or at Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Daniel S. Lum

Daniel S. Lum, 56, of West Edmeston, NY passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 16, 2017.

Daniel was born in Utica, NY on May 21, 1961 to the late James and Donna Spooner Tanney . In addition to his parents, he was pre deceased by a brother Bob Lum. He spent most of his life in the area. He loved music, and spent much of his adult life working with horses.

He is survived by his children Daniel Lum, Miranda Lum, and Rachel Lum,  his brothers Doug, Gene, Terry, and Jim Lum, Doug Elliot, and Steve Welch, and his sister Chris Lum.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday December 23rd at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY with Pastor Jeff McLellan of the South Edmeston Community officiating. Calling hours will be 10:00-11:00 A.M. prior to services. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker of Delker and Terry Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or at Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Robert J Cornnell

Robert James Cornnell, 55, of Edmeston
passed away December 6, 2017 at his home following
a courageous eight year battle with cancer.

He was born in Utica, NY on May 13, 1962, the
son of Allan and Shirley (Preston) Cornnell and
grew up in Holland Patent, NY. He was a 1980
graduate of Holland Patent Central School. He later
lived in Brownville and Rome, NY before settling in
Edmeston in 1985 to help care for his grandparents.

Robert attended the Crane School of Music at SUNY
Potsdam as a tuba major. He received AOS degrees in
Mgnt and Accounting from the Utica School of Commerce,
and a Bachelor of Finance Degree Cum Laude from SUNY
Utica. He held life and health insurance licenses, as well as
multiple investment product licenses.

Robert worked at Norstar Bank, later Fleet Bank, for
13 years following in the footsteps of his grandparents
and father as a Branch Manager in the banking industry.
He also worked the next 7 years as an Asst Vice President and
Branch Manager for Adirondack Bank in Holland Patent
and Utica, and as an Investment Representative for M&T
Bank in Norwich. For the past five years he was employed as
a Commercial Underwriter with The Hartford.

Rob had a love of music, community theater, and sports, but there
was nothing more he loved than spending time with his wife and children —
particularly spending time in Canada fishing and relaxing at Dalhousie Lake.
He lived vicariously through his children’s travels around the world and took
great pride in talking about what they had experienced. He was an avid
photographer, and always had a camera in hand to record his kids achievements,
and enjoyed taking photos of the local youth sports teams in action. The Edmeston community will long remember his performances in Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, and numerous other Peet Hook Player musicals and plays he acted in and directed. He had also been a coach when his kids were younger for many community youth sports teams. Robert was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 40 years, and earned the rank of Eagle Scout with 4 palms. He was also a member of the
Order of the Arrow. Rob served as Cubmaster of Pack 9 for five years, and
was an Asst. Scoutmaster with Edmeston Boy Scout Troop 9. He was a former
Rotary member in Edmeston, Richfield Springs, and Norwich.

Robert is survived by his wife of 29 years Cynthia (Bolton),
his beloved daughter Stefanie, and two incredible sons Jordan and
Dante – the “Bud Club”; his father Allan Cornnell of Marcy, NY; his
brother Richard of New Hartford, NY; his sister Carole of West
Exeter, NY; 13 nephews and nieces and their family members, along
with several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his mother Shirley,
and his grandparents Ralph and Carolyn Cornnell of Edmeston.

 

Calling hours will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the Delker & Terry Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Edmeston. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Second Baptist Church, 7 North Street, Edmeston. Interment will follow in Edmeston Union Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Catskill area Hospice and Palliative Care 1 Birchwood Drive Oneonta, NY 13820 in loving memory of Robert.

Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com, or Facebook at Delker and terry Funeral Home.

Patricia A. “Patti” Jarvis

Patricia A. “Patti” Jarvis, 51, of New Berlin, passed away on Wednesday October 25th in Cooperstown following a long battle with illness.

Patti was born on February 15, 1966 in Herkimer, NY to Margaretta and Herbert Jarvis. She grew up in Richfield Springs with her two older siblings, and was the baby of the family!

She was blessed with a talent for music, playing a mean trombone, and was equally gifted with a talent for sports, playing field hockey.While in school, she played in the RSCS marching band, and following graduation the Alumni band. She went on to college, majoring in music, but there were other plans in store. She was blessed with her first son Patrick in 1989, and blessed again with a second child Chad in 1994.

For many years, Patti struggled with many demons. She fought for many years, graduating from a family drug treatment program, and went on to be a mentor to others fighting the very same battles. She was very good at what she did, and helped many people.

In 2007, she was diagnosed with the disease that eventually took her life. She was strong, and fought a tough battle. As she fell ill, her younger son Chad took the ultimate responsibility of becoming her full time caregiver. Not a day went by without her telling Chad how much she appreciated him. They were best friends, and had a connection that could not be broken.

Patti passed away surrounded by her family, holding the hands of her two sons. She adored her dog Jake, and cat Ella as they were a main comfort for her during this battle.

Patti touched the lives of many people, and will be remembered for the loving, funny, and beautiful person she was.

She is survived by her mom Margaretta, sons Chad and Patrick (April), brother Tom, sister Sandy, grandchildren Serenity, Lilah, Ryan, and Gracelyn, many cousins, and two nieces.

She was pre deceased by her father Herbert in 1996 whom she missed dearly.

A Celebration of Patti’s Life will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday November 4th at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church, Burlington Flats, NY with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. In lieu of calling hours, immediately following the Memorial Celebration, there will be a tailgate party in honor of Patti at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Association in loving memory of Patti. www.phassociation.org.

Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com of Facebook at Delker and terry Funeral Home.

Harold L Haycock Jr

Harold L Haycock Jr, 81, of Pittsfield, passed away peacefully in Norwich, NY.

Harold was born on August 11, 1936 in Butler, New Jersey the son of the late Harold L Haycock Sr and Sarah DuVall Haycock. In addition to his parents, he was pre deceased by his wife Elinor “Ellie” Haycock, and a grandson Brian Dedio.

Harold is survived by his children Linda (Robert) Dedio, Kenneth (Janice) Gray, Billy (Lori) Gray, Harold (Kristine) Haycock III, and Beth (Donald) Stringham Jr., his grandchildren Lisa Tedeschi, Holly (Dan) Fuller, Tabytha (Adam) Gray, James Haycock, Sarah Haycock, Marisa Haycock, Liz Adams, Dana (Justin) Rous, and Emily Stringham, great grandchildren Austin, Allie, Jaiden, and Jax.

In 1953, Harold began a long career in automobile repair and sales. It took him from a Studebaker dealership in Riverdale NJ, to Kochka Ford in Butler NJ in 1961, and to Smith Ford in Cooperstown in 1969. In the late 70’s, Harold worked for Stevens Pontiac until their closure, which prompted him to open Wharton Valley Auto Repair in Burlington Flats. In the mid 1980’s, he also worked as a service manager with Nichols, and Odbert Motors in Cooperstown. Harold then moved to the sales floor Smith Ford where he worked until his retirement. In retirement, he continued to work part time selling cars with Bush Motors in Hartwick three days a week. Harold was a talented musician, playing guitar, trumpet and sousaphone in Haycock’s Municipal Band in NJ.

On August 16, 1969, Harold married Elinor “Ellie” VanHorn in Indian Lake, NY. He and Ellie enjoyed hiking the Adirondacks, and collecting classic cars including his favorite Packard. He was a member of The Wanderers classic car club, and the Lightwalker Baptist Church in Morris.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday October 29 at Light Walkers Baptist Church 193 County Highway 49 Morris with Rev. Timothy Miller, Pastor of Light Walkers Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Burlington Flats Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday October 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Light Walkers Baptist Church in memory of Harold. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home of Edmeston. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Edwin S Baxter Jr

Edwin S. Baxter Jr, 93, of Exeter Center, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his residence in Cooperstown.
Edwin was born in Sayre, PA, on September 4, 1924, the son of the late Edwin S. Baxter Sr and Edith Van Wormer Baxter. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, the former Priscilla La Forest Baxter of Exeter Center, in 2009.
Ed grew up in Elmira, NY. At the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Navy and shipped off to the South Pacific, where he saw action in key battles in the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, and Bougainville. After WWII, Ed completed high school, and went on to New York University on the GI Bill, graduating in 1951 with his B.A. Ed taught secondary school Spanish for three years, received his M. A. degree in Spanish from the University of New Mexico, and his Ph.D in Spanish from Binghamton University. After a faculty position at a community college, he began his 20-year teaching career at the State University of New York at Oneonta, retiring in 1987.
Ed and Priscilla spent many winters in Florida, and traveled to favorite destinations, visiting Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. He was an avid tennis player competing in many tournaments. He read books by what he considered the “four great authors,” Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and O’Hara.
Ed is survived by his daughter Paula Baxter and her husband, son-in-law Barry Katzen, of Scottsdale, AZ, and the people he also considered as family at Woodside Hall in Cooperstown.
Graveside services with military honors will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday October 24th at the Exeter Center Cemetery County Rt 22 Exeter, NY. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. Condolences may be left at www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Alexa A. Stanton

Alexa A. Stanton, 68, of New Berlin passed away on Wednesday October 18, 2017 in Albany, NY surrounded by her loving family.

Alexa was born on July 27, 1949 in Walton, NY the daughter of the late Stilson and Dorothy Constable Tweedie. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle Stanton.

Alexa was a graduate of Walton Central School and State University of New York at Oneonta. She then completed a 34-year elementary teaching career with the Gilbertsville-Mount Upton School District, retiring in 2005. In addition to teaching, Alexa partnered with her husband, Richard, to operate their dairy farm in Edmeston until 2000.

Alexa loved her family and spent a significant amount of time with her grandchildren riding four-wheelers, playing kickball, catching frogs, and leading them on fun adventures. She made sure to decorate for every holiday, Christmas being her favorite! Alexa enjoyed her flower gardens, sewing and quilting, cooking and baking. She also loved reading historical fiction, playing board games, and frequenting a garage sale, flea market or antique shop.

Alexa is survived by her loving husband Richard, whom she married on August 6, 1982, her children Jeffrey (Michel) Galley of Garrattsville, Paul (Jessica) Stanton of New Berlin, Amy (Michael) Rifanburg of Edmeston, Christi Stanton of Jacksonville, FL, and Julie-Jo Stanton of Pittsfield, her grand children Brianna Soth-Barr, Emily, Claire, Brynn, and Molly Rifanburg, Marissa, Austin, and Warren Galley, Oliver, and Caleb Stanton. She is also survived by her sisters Lee (Herm) Peterson of Richmondville, NY, and Kay (Rodney) Gale of Milford, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

A time to remember and celebrate Alexa’s life will be 2:00p.m. Monday, October 23 at Alexa and Richard’s home 183 Burski Road New Berlin, NY (Town of Pittsfield). There will be no calling hours. Casual attire is requested. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church in New Berlin, NY, or the Chenango SPCA 6160 County Road 32 Norwich, NY 13815 in loving memory of Alexa. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, New York. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or visit Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Biff E. Pylinski

Biff E. Pylinski, 61, of Edmeston passed away on October 10, 2017.

Biff was a graduate of Edmeston Central School, and remained in Edmeston for most of his life. He worked for the Bishop Print Shop, and for the last 14 years was an employee of Williams Tire. He will be remembered as a loyal, and hard working employee.

Biff enjoyed music, and taught himself to play guitar. He was always willing to help anyone in need, and will be missed by many.

He is survived by siblings Shawn, Rhett, Gar, and India, and by his nieces and nephews Aaron, Preston, Samantha, Dallas, Elizabeth, Kyra, and Ossa.

Rest in Peace Biff.

Memorial services will be 1:00 PM on Saturday October 28th at the Edmeston Fire Department, in Edmeston with Pastor Jay Henderson of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Edmeston Fire Department/Rescue Squad PO Box 111 Edmeston, NY 13335 in memory of Biff. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. Condolences may be made at www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Delker and terry Funeral Home.

Charles D Bolton

Charles D. Bolton, 85, of Burlington, died Tuesday October 10, 2017 in Cooperstown, NY.

Charles was born on December 3, 1931 in Burlington the son of the late Harold and Marie Hull Bolton.

He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Morin on November 14, 1959 in Burlington, where they remained life long residents, enjoying their wonderful neighbors and friends. He was a member and Trustee of the Burlington Green Baptist Church, and was the Burlington Green Cemetery caretaker. For many years he could be counted on to do anything the church or cemetery needed him to do.

Charles took great pride in running his farm, The Cloverleaf Farm, until his retirement. He was an avid bowler participating for over 50 years. In addition, he was a founding member of the Burlington Flats Fish and Game Club, and was a Town Councilman for the Town of Burlington. Remembered as a family man, Charles could be found making maple syrup with his children, and grandchildren, as well as hunting with his family. He loved animals, and had many dogs, and cats, most recently his beloved cat Snoopy.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Dean (Colleen) Bolton, Cindy (Robert) Cornnell, Dawn (Marty) Slentz, Lisa (Russell) McCall, Scott (Jennifer) Bolton. Eleven grandchildren Amanda (Matt) Brizzell, Caleb Bolton, Joseph Santiago, Stefanie Cornnell, Jordan Cornnell, Dante Cornnell, Nickolas Slentz, Rachel Slentz, Shelby McCall, Justin McCall, Maxwell Bolton, Sam Bolton. Two great grandchildren Charles and Elizabeth Brizzell. His in laws, Dorothy Bolton, Mary (Milt) Anson, Anna (Jack) Reed, and Nancy Myers, and his many nieces and nephews.

Charles was pre deceased by his wife Elizabeth, his siblings Rebecca Bolton, Virginia Gillin, Audrey Skubitz, Rovello Bolton, Bruce Bolton, and Albert Bolton.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Sunday October 15th at the First Baptist Church of Burlington in Burlington Green with Pastor Barry Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Burlington Green Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Saturday October 14th at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Burlington Green Cemetery Association in loving memory of Charles. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com, or on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Richard L. Benjamin Sr

Richard L. Benjamin Sr., 77, of Burlington Flats, NY passed away peacefully Sunday October 1, 2017 with his family at his side.

Richard was born on April 5, 1940 in Burlington Flats, NY the son of the late Murray and Florence Stickles Benjamin.

Richard was pre deceased by his wife Patricia A. Maxson Benjamin, and daughter Jeanne Eccelston, he is survived by children Donna (Dennis) Hathaway, Richard L. Benjamin Jr, Darin (Dawn) Benjamin, grandchildren Jessica (Jared) Barnhard, Robin (Travis) Morton, Michelle (Marcus) Wissing, Melissa (Terrell) Smith, great-grandchildren Charlotte, and Brynlee Morton, his siblings Ken (Sharon) Benjamin, Dorothy Bolton, and Mildred Stebbins, and is pre deceased by siblings Carrie Bookhout, Sid Benjamin, Charles Benjamin, Murray Benjamin, Donald Benjamin, Adrian Benjamin, and Orlo Benjamin. Also surviving are many nieces, and nephews.

Richard was a lifetime resident of the area. He retired from the Otsego County Highway Dept after 37 years of operating heavy equipment, and snowplowing. He enjoyed the family picnics in the pavilion, and will be remembered as a hard working family man.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday October 4 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours will be from 10-11 AM prior to services at the funeral home. There will be a reception at the Edmeston Fire Department immediately following the services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Edmeston Emergency Squad in memory of Richard. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home Edmeston. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Jessica M. Gaston

Jessica M. Gaston, 33, of Utica, formerly of Edmeston, passed away unexpectedly in Utica, NY.

Jessica was born on January 1, 1984 in Norwich, NY the daughter of William L. and Tammy M. Martin Gaston Jr. She was pre-deceased by grandparents William and Arlene Gaston Sr and Ronald and Shirley Martin.

She is survived by her parents William L. Jr and Tammy M. Martin Gaston of Edmeston, sister April Gaston of NJ, brother William L. Gaston III of Edmeston, nieces Saffiyah, Zainab, and Rose, nephews Mohammed, and Riley. Also surviving are many aunts uncles and cousins.

Jessica was a 2002 graduate of Edmeston Central School, where she played soccer, basketball, and ran track. She was an accomplished singer, and musician playing the trumpet. In addition, she was recognized by the NYSSMA for her musical talents competing in All State. Jessica attended SUNY Oneonta majoring in Music Industry, and was currently working for Bank of America in customer service while studying Forensic Science.

Jessica was an animal lover. Her pride and joy was her Rottweiler Shiva. Shiva was always by her side, and was trained to do many tricks. Often times Jessica would spend time with her dad watching movies, attending an SU game, or watching his jazz band perform. She will be remembered as a beautiful woman that loved her family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours will be Friday September 8 from 3-5:00 PM and 7-9:00 PM at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rottweiler rescue of ones choice in loving memory of Jessica.

Funeral arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker of the Delker and Terry Funeral Home of Edmeston. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.