Obituaries

Elna H. Virtell

 

 

 

Elna H. Virtell, 88, of New Berlin, NY passed away peacefully on Friday July 7, 2017 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY.

 

Elna was born on March 1, 1929 on the Harrington Farm in West Burlington, NY the daughter of the late Carl and Mildred Wayman Harrington. In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her loving husband Peter in 2014.

 

Following graduation from Edmeston Central School, and The Paulson Business Institute in Syracuse, NY, Elna settled in New Hartford, NY. She was employed with General Electric in New Hartford for several years before relocating to New Berlin with her husband Peter, and young son Mark in 1969. Elna worked as a Legal Secretary in Edmeston and New Berlin law firms before spending several years at Chase Nursing Home as a social worker. In addition, she worked with the American Red Cross in Norwich. Following her retirement, Elna enjoyed traveling to Florida with Peter, and socializing with her neighbors. In the summer months, she was often found spending time on her front porch with a good book. She will be remembered as a warm and loving wife, mother, and good friend.

 

Elna was active in her community. She was a Life Member of the New Berlin Art Forum, serving as the director for many years. In addition, she was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the First United Methodist Church of New Berlin.

 

Elna is survived by her son Mark (Donna Cosmo) Virtell of New Berlin, brother in law Art Strong of Milford, sisters in law Judy Virtell of NJ, Betty Virtell of Milford, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston with Pastor Richard Anderson of the First United Methodist Church of New Berlin officiating. Interment will follow in Burlington Flats Cemetery. Calling hours will be 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM prior to the services at the funeral home. Elna’s family will host a time of fellowship and refreshments at the United Methodist Church in New Berlin following the committal services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church of New Berlin in loving memory of Elna. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or visit Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Mary Ann Vunk

Mary Ann Vunk, 71, of Edmeston passed away peacefully Thursday July 6, 2017 at her home following an extended illness.

 Mary Ann was born on November 16, 1945 in Utica, NY the daughter of the late Donald F. and Kathryn Burns Vunk. In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was also pre-deceased by a brother Daniel Vunk in 1974, and a nephew Joseph Vunk in 2016.

 Mary Ann was a 1963 graduate of Edmeston Central School, and of Broome Community College in 1965. She was a proud employee of Bassett Healthcare Network for over 50 years, and was the assistant to CEO Dr. William Streck for 30 of those years. She and Dr. Streck remained very close friends following her retirement.

Mary Ann was a former member of the Church of the Nativity, and served on the Edmeston Union Cemetery Board for many years.

Above all, Mary Ann loved and cherished her family. She enjoyed weekend trips with her sister and family to the Adirondacks, and hardly ever missed a ballgame or concert for her nephews or nieces. She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by: a brother John “Jack” (Donna) Vunk of Edmeston, a sister Terri (Kevin) Scrivener of Edmeston, nieces and nephews Jeremy (April) Vunk, Kari (Zeno) Lantos, Kristopher (Jess Allen) Vunk, Erik (Megan) Scrivener, Erin (Akeem Adeyemi) Scrivener, Cherished great nieces and nephews Jack and Julia Vunk, Alex and Max Lantos, Madalyn Vunk, Lillie Vunk,  and Wade Scrivener.

The Vunk family would like to thank Darlene, Chantel, Britney, and Tina for the extraordinary care shared with Mary Ann.

Funeral services will be 12:00 P.M. Saturday July 8, 2017 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY with Rev. Mark Piedmonte of the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Edmeston Union Cemetery, Edmeston. Calling hours will be 10:00-12:00 prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Fieldstone Assistance Fund C/O Bassett Healthcare Network 1 Atwell Rd Cooperstown, NY 13326 in loving memory of Mary Ann. 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, or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

 

 

Darleen G. Squires

Darleen G. Squires, 74, of New Berlin, N.Y. formerly of Burlington Flats, went home to be with her Lord unexpectedly on Friday June 30, 2017 at her home in New Berlin.

 

Darleen was born on January 30, 1943 in Edmeston, NY the daughter of the late Randall O. and Wilma A. Rose Bennett. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William J Squires, and her grandson Brandon.

 

She was a graduate of Edmeston Central School, and spent many years with NYCM Insurance in Edmeston.  Darleen was passionate when it came to caring for the elderly. She was a nurse’s aid in Delhi, NY, and was a volunteer at Chase Nursing Home in New Berlin where she “checked in on” the special residents as often as she could.

 

Darleen was an original member of the General’s Daughter Drill Team, and a past member of the Peet Hook Players. She was a member of the Edmeston United Methodist Church for many years as well.

 

Darlene is survived by her daughter Lisa Squires and her fiance Charles D. Henness of Morris, step-sons Rob Utter, Mike Utter, Brett Squires, step-daughter Sirena Squires, brothers Dale (Sandy) Bennett of West Burlington, Ron (Jill) Bennett of Burlington Flats, Gordon (Fran) Bennett of Burlington Flats, sisters Judy Slentz of Edmeston, Donna Sweet of West Burlington, Paula (Gary) Schoonover of West Burlington, grandchildren Matthew and Logan, and her special friend Bob Wannamaker of New Berlin.

 

Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. on Friday July 7 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston with Pastor Jay Henderson of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Burlington Flats Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00-11:00 A.M. prior to services at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society,  www.donate3.cancer.org, or Resident Activities at Chase Heath One Terrace Heights PO Box 250 New Berlin, NY 13411 in loving memory of Darleen. Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Leonard D. Dabreau Jr

Leonard D. Dabreau Jr, 79, of Davenport FL, formerly of Hartwick, passed away on Saturday June 17, 2017 at his home in Florida.

 

Leonard was born in Bronx, NY on June 14, 1938, the son of the late Leonard D.  Sr and Anna Phillipavage Dabreau. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School before attending Alfred State University. Leonard spent the next 30 plus years building what was the largest independent elevator service and repair company in New York City, Archer Elevator. He operated the company until his retirement in 2000.

 

Following retirement, Leonard moved to the family farm in Hartwick. He spent many hours repairing or building barns to accommodate his horses. In the 70’s, Leonard was a competitive Team Roper, and never lost his interest in horses.

 

Leonard  is survived by his sons Dave (Bev) Dabreau of Davenport, FL, Lenny (Donna) Dabreau of Farmingdale, NJ, his daughter Sue (Mike) Transberg of Wall, NJ, his brother Richard (Val) Dabreau of Hartwick, 10 grandchildren Nicole, Christie, David, Bryan, Dawson, Mikayla, Amy, Amanda, Genevieve, and Mackenzie, 1 great grandchild Liam, Many nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by brothers Bob, and Paul, and niece Jean Dabreau Handler.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday June 23 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, N.Y.  Interment will follow in Laurens Cemetery, Laurens, NY.  Friends may call from 9-11:00 A.M. prior to services at the funeral home.

Lysle M. Parker

Lysle M. Parker, 90, of Edmeston, NY, passed away on Friday May 26, 2017 in Little Falls, NY

 

Lysle was born on October 12, 1926 in New Berlin, NY the son of the late Maurice and Grace Meeker Parker. Growing up on South Street in Edmeston, he was a graduate of Edmeston Centrsl School, and an avid basketball player. He played for several town teams, and traveled throughout the area. Even recently, Lysle would watch as much basketball as he could. He knew the facts, and statistics on most players in the NBA.

 

Following graduation, Lysle moved to his grandmother’s farm to help her, and eventually bought the family farm. He ran the dairy farm for decades, and was one of the few NYS licensed breeders of dairy heifers. He was also known for his meticulous care of his home, and farm.

 

Lysle was an experienced deer hunter, and had many fond memories of his hunting seasons in Maine, and on the Schoellig Farm.

 

On November 12, 1966, Lysle married the love of his life, Betty Hager. He loved his wife dearly, and visited her daily in the nursing home.

 

Lysle is survived by his wife Betty Hager Parker, a step daughter Debra (Bob) Brunschmid of Sherburne, and best friends Dan and Dee Schoellig of West Burlington.

 

 

Friends may call on Wednesday May 31st from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. Funeral Services will be Thursday June 1st at 11:00am at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Henderson of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church officiating.. Interment will follow in Edmeston Union Cemetery Edmeston.

Donald A. Howard

 

Don Howard left Edmeston on May 5th to be with the Lord.  He died peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on the family farm in West Edmeston, New York, to Lynn and Edith Howard.  He graduated from Leonardsville Central School.  Don attended SUCO Oswego for a year before marrying the love of his life, Irene Baldwin, and transferring to SUCO Plattsburgh so they could both finish their degrees.  Their plans were altered with the arrival of their son Dave, and a year later with Dan.  Don worked one to three jobs while carrying a full load to support his family and graduate from college.

After graduation, he accepted a position in Niagara Falls for one year teaching first grade. He then returned to this area due to concerns for his father’s health and took a job at Edmeston Central School, where he taught for the next 32 years.  He started teaching kindergarten and first grade in Burlington Flats, which he loved.  However, the principal requested he move to junior high, because they needed some male teachers in those grades.  He taught social studies and science there for the rest of his career.  To increase his teaching skills, he attended summer school for four years at Colgate University, resulting in a Certification in Science Education.

Don always worked additional jobs, to support the family.  Some of his jobs included working as a helper for his mason, father-in-law, Hobart Baldwin, and selling microscopes to schools.  A car accident on the way home from a Florida vacation resulted in buying a new RV.  This in turn led to starting an RV business in 1964, which he ran until 1995, when he passed the business on to his youngest son, Dion.  

He never lost his love of farming.  At various times through the years, he owned cattle, ponies, pigs, chickens, goats, and rabbits.  He even toyed with having a pet skunk at one time, which lead to a very memorable night in the Wharton Creek with tomato sauce and Lysol trying to get rid of the smell.  Don loved horses and at one time owned 20 Pony of America (POA) ponies, to include a State champion, Stingeroo’s Tomahawk.  During that period, he was also involved in the POA Club.

He was active in many civic organizations at various times in his life.  He was a Boy Scout leader and member of the Edmeston Rotary Club for several years.  He was a volunteer fire fighter, and founding member of the Edmeston Emergency Squad for 45 years.

He is probably best remembered by friends for his love of music.  He sang in the 2nd Baptist Church choir for 50 years, and then the Methodist Church choir.  He participated in the Cooperstown Farmers’ Museum Christmas Gala choir and other area cantatas and choirs.  When the Peet Hook Community Players was formed, Don played a variety of roles in many of their productions.  He also, directed some Edmeston High School senior plays.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Irene (Baldwin); six children, David (Maryellen) Howard, Daniel Howard, Deborah (David) Pentecost, Dion (Kim) Howard, Donna Pesta (Travis), and Denys (John) Axtell; eleven grandchildren, Christine, Thomas, Rebecca, Matthew, Kayleigh, Jessica, Sienna, Megan, John, Morghen, Austin; and four great grandchildren, Tiernan, Abigail, Nathan, Lilliana and Evelynn.

He is predeceased by his brother Douglas; sisters, Jeanette Howard and Marylou Williams; and grandson Michael Howard.

Calling hours will be Monday May 8 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday May 9 at the Edmeston United Methodist Church, 3 North St Edmeston with Rev. Rebecca Parry officiating. Interment will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery, Edmeston.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 2nd Baptist Church of Edmeston, United Methodist Church of Edmeston, the Edmeston Fire Department or Edmeston Emergency Squad in loving memory of Don.

Marjorie C Lasher

Marjorie C. Lasher, 83, of Garrattsville, NY, was called home to the Lord on Thursday April 6, 2017 at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing at Otsego.

 

Marjorie was born in New Lisbon, NY the daughter of the late Stewart and Alice Eldred Card. She spent her adult life in Garrattsville after marrying Ralph H. Lasher on June 10, 1959 on the family farm.

 

She is survived by two sons: Victor (Nadine) Lasher of Garrattsville, and Willard “Grady” (Robin) Lasher of Garrattsville; a sister Marie Holt of New Lisbon, four grandchildren, Alicia  Lasher and Victor Jones of Hartwick, Nicholas Lasher of Garrattsville, Allison Lasher of Garrattsville, and Michaela Lasher of Garrattsville. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband in 2001, and her brother Harold B. Card.

 

Marjorie was a nurse’s aid at the Chase Nursing Home in New Berlin for many years until her retirement. In addition, she acted as the New Lisbon Town Tax Collector, and caretaker for the community center. She was also active in the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church, the Garrattsville Fire Department Auxiliary, the Garrattsville Women’s Club, and also sat on the Lena Cemetery Association Board.

 

Funeral services will be Monday April 10 at 2:00pm at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY with Rev. Mark Piedmonte officiating. Interment will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris. Friends may call from 12-2:00pm prior to the services at the funeral home. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com.

Robert B Anderson

Robert B. Anderson, 78, of Oneonta, NY died unexpectedly Wednesday March 29, 2017 in Oneonta.

Bob was born April 1, 1938 in Canandaigua, NY the son of the late Robert E. and Norma Bulman Anderson. He was a graduate of Victor Central School prior to working for the New York State Thruway. Soon after, Bob joined the US Coast Guard.

He spent 20 years with Rochester Gas and Electric as a Lineman and Foreman. Following his retirement from RG&E, he purchased a dairy farm in West Edmeston, which he operated with his son Steve for 10 years. Following his time on the farm, he drove trucks for various companies before purchasing his own rig.

Bob was also the Town of Laurens Highway Superintendent, and worked for Seward Sand and Gravel. He also gave his time to the Town Boards of Victor, Edmeston, and Laurens.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janet Spooner Anderson of Oneonta, sons; Christopher (Sandy) Anderson, Steven (Wendy) Anderson, Timothy (Delfina) Anderson, and step-son Jeremy (Tammy) Hilts. Bob always enjoyed his grandchildren Zachary, Jacob, Sarah, Jordan, Danny, Dane, and Dean Anderson and step-grandsons Dustin and Will Martin. He felt blessed to have them in his life.

At Bob’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association in Bob’s memory.

Edward R. Losee

Edward R. Losee, 88, of Edmeston passed away Wednesday March 22, 2017 in Herkimer, NY following an extended illness.

 

Edward was born in Eastchester, NY on November 18, 1928, the son of the late Edward Samuel and Bertha Weiss Losee. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his siblings: Robert Losee, Frank Losee, and Florence France.

 

 Edward married Francis Jean Mumbulo in Edmeston, NY on December 11, 1953. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Donald Losee (Karen) of Edmeston, Karen Lewis (Gary) of MI, and Carol Archer of Edmeston.  He is also survived by his grandchildren: Christopher Losee, Matthew (Heather) Losee, Calvin Lewis, Jake (Lacey) Lewis, great-grandchildren: Mackenna Losee, and Maddie Losee,  his sister Alice Talbot of Cooperstown, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Edward was a machinist by trade, working 28 years for Kelsey Hayes of Utica, NY. He was a proud US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of The  American Legion, as well as, serving for many years with the Edmeston Fire Department. In addition, he was a member and one time Deacon at the Second Baptist Church of Edmeston.

 

Funeral services will be 3:00pm on Saturday March 25 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY with Pastor Jay Henderson of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call from 1-3:00pm prior to services at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Edmeston Fire Department, or Edmeston Emergency Squad in loving memory of Edward.

Betty Anne Schwerd

Betty Anne Schwerd (BA) 65, of Burlington, NY went to join her parents and son on Saturday March 18, 2017 at M. I. Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY, with her loving family at her side.

BA was born on March 22, 1951 in Cooperstown, NY the daughter of the late Frederick W (Bill) and Maxine Walter Schwerd. She attended Edmeston Central School, graduating with the Class of 1969, and has remained friends with many of her classmates.

As a teenager, she began her working career as a chambermaid for the FW Woods Motel in Cooperstown. Later, she was the Sales Manager for the Otesaga Hotel, a personal assistant at the NYS&W Railroad. In addition, BA worked with the Migrant Education Program, and the Alzheimers Association.

Along with working full time, and raising four children, BA was active with the Otsego County Republican Party. She worked with Senator James Seward, was the Town of Burlington Supervisor, and was elected to the County Board of Representatives for a period of ten years (January 2006-December 2015).

She was a compassionate person, who helped anyone in need.

BA is survived by her sons: Todd Hovick of Burlington, Scott (Danielle) Hovick of Burlington, and Shane (Kathryn) Hovick of Guilford, CT.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Sarah Hovick, Kaitlyn (Kyle) Hovick, Mason Hovick, Kaylee Hovick, Ryan Hovick, Reed Hovick, Sam Hovick, and great-grandson Blake Hovick. A brother William Schwerd of Ballston Spa, and several nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by a son T.J. Hovick in 2014.

Graveside services will be in the spring at a date and time to be announced. There will be no calling hours. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Edmeston Emergency Squad in memory of BA. Arrangements are by the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com

Marjorie Snyder

Fuquay Varina, N.C.

Marjorie Snyder
Marjorie Snyder

Marjorie (Marge) Bernice (McLean) (Herrschaft) Snyder, age 85, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Post-Polio Syndrome.

She was predeceased by her parents Willard McLean and Ella May Southworth; her first husband, Arthur Michael Herrschaft; her siblings Nelson, Ermal, Lyle, Kenneth, Norman, Beulah, Edna, Clyde, Columbine, Alberta, Albeama, Gladys, Arnold, Leonard and Wanda.

She is survived by her husband Ralph Snyder, sister Betty; her children, Cynthia (Steve), Michael, Charlene (Nate), Cherryl (Randy),  Coreen (Mike), Claudette (Kerry); her step-children Debra (Allan), Ralph Jr. (Donna) and their two sons.  Also, her grandchildren, Melanie (Lou), Franklin (Thea), Cassie, Kurt (Jackie), Craig, Joshua, Mindie (Jeremy) Michael (Cara), Shaun, Rebecca, Skye; great grandchildren, Bridgette, Jennifer, Alyse, Amelia, Mason, Michael and Bryce.  In addition, many, many, nieces and nephews.

She was born on Christmas Day 1931  in Hartwick NY,  where she lived and met her first husband. After their marriage they relocated to Long Island, NY, where she raised her family.   She eventually started a career at Hazeltine in Huntington, NY.  After the sudden death of her first husband in January 1976, she remarried in to Ralph 1981.  Years later they retired and moved to Fuquay-Varina NC where she enjoyed gardening, traveling and many family gatherings at their new home; with a highlight being the wedding of her granddaughter on their beautiful landscaped grounds.

She was a passionate conservative who loved America with all her heart and soul.  She was also a passionate New York Mets fan who couldn’t wait for each new season to start. She was also an avid reader, Tom Clancy being her very favorite author.  But there was nothing she loved more than her family.  Her most treasured memories were those she made with family.  She loved the fun of cooking and preparing her home for the holidays.   She loved calling and talking to her children and planning for upcoming visits. She loved making trips to attend her grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s special events (weddings, graduations, birthdays, baptisms).  Some of her most treasured memories included two trips to Hawaii with her husband, a five week cross country trip with two of her daughters in an RV; her surprise 80th birthday celebration at the Turning Stone Casino in upstate New York; her annual trip to Myrtle Beach with her daughters and granddaughter and her bi-annual visits from her son during Christmas and summer vacation.  These were just a few of her most treasured memories.  She loved giving more than receiving, unless she was at a casino and a “one armed bandit” machine was giving her back some of her fun money.

During her final days, she was surrounded by all of her children and her husband.  Her family will receive family and friends at Delker & Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY on Thursday February 16 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Friday February 17th at the Garrattsville United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mark Piedmonte officiating. Interment will be in Hartwick Cemetery in the spring.   Immediately following the service  family and friends will gather at the Garrattsville Town Hall to share stories and celebrate her life.

Kathryn H. Neske

Schenevus, NY

Kathryn H. Neske
Kathryn H. Neske

Kathryn H. Neske, 78, of Schenevus, N.Y. passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at AO Fox Hospital, Oneonta, NY.

Kathryn was born on October 18, 1938 in the Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late Francis T. and Louise Ferdinand Weinheimer. In 1955, she met the love of her life, Paul Neske whom she married August 24, 1957.  In 1969, they moved to Schenevus, where Kathryn operated a daycare in her home. Over the years, she cared for over 100 children, and loved every one of them. In addition, for many years, she and Paul owned and operated the Schenevus Hotel.

Kathryn was active with Catholic Charities, as well as the Schenevus Methodist Church. She and Paul loved traveling with their R.V.  Together they spent 38 years traveling the country, and the last 11 as residents of Belvedere Lake Campgrounds. She was also a life long New York Yankees fan, who rarely missed a game.

She is survived by her husband Paul K. Neske of Schenevus, sons, Paul T. Neske Sr. (April) of Maryland, NY, and David Neske (Anne) of Oneonta, a daughter Lisa Pindar (Steve) of Oneonta, a sister Madelyn Milliken (Patrick) of Oak Ridge, NJ, grandchildren, CaryAnn Quay,  Erin Neske, Paul Neske Jr,  Jillian Eastman, Joshua Rumenapp, Christopher Pindar, Katrina Torres, Juliana Fairbairn, and Veronica Pfeiffer. She is also survived by 7 Great-grandchildren, niece and nephew Scott, and  Kelly Milliken, and close cousins Jay and Roseanne Perkowsky of Midland Park, NJ and their children Donna and Tracey Perkowsky.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday January 28, 2017 at the Elm Park United Methodist Church 401 Chestnut Street Oneonta with Rev. Donna Martin officiating. Calling hours will be from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Coaches VS Cancer at  www.coachesvscancer.org in loving memory of Kathryn. Arrangements are by the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY.

Denise E. Arnold

Edmeston, NY

Denise E. Arnold, 49, of Edmeston, NY passed away unexpectedly, Thursday January 5, 2017 in Cooperstown, NY.

Denise was born on May 13, 1967 in Sidney, NY the daughter of Dennis and Delilah Butts Wagner.

She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Arnold of Edmeston whom she married April 11, 1992, her son James Arnold of Bridgewater, her daughter Susan Hawes of Pittsburgh, PA, her mother Delilah Wagner, brother Bill Wagner, sisters Annette Wagner, and Terri Williams. In addition, she is survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was pre-deceased by her father Dennis Wagner Sr. and her brother Dennis Wagner Jr.

Denise was employed with NYCM Insurance for over 13 years. She spent the majority of her free time caring for others, but especially for her husband and keeping up with the day to day life of her children. She will be remembered as always being a kind and loving person who consistently put others before herself. She had a love for animals and children, and was eagerly anticipating the arrival of her first grandchild.

A celebration of Denise’s life will be at 1:00pm on Saturday January 14th at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. There will be refreshments following the service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association PO Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 or online at http://www.diabetes.org/ in her memory.

Arrangements are by the Delker and Terry Funeral Home,
30 South Street Edmeston, NY.

 

Catherine Card

Edmeston, NY

Catherine Card
Catherine Card

Catherine Card, 89, of Edmeston, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday December 31, 2016.

Born in Cortland, NY, Catherine was a long time resident of Edmeston. She was always a hard worker, and was known to many through her many years at Cards Auto Parts. Known to many as Cathy, Dolly, or Gram, she impacted many lives through her hard work, words of wisdom, and determination.

She was dedicated to her family, preparing meals that brought her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren together. The traditional family Christmas’ were especially magical.

Catherine was pre-deceased by her parents Anthony and Lena Yacano Aloi, and two brothers Sam and Joe Aloi.

She leaves behind, her devoted husband of 58 years, Douglas, her children: Kathleen (Alan) Sheldon of Edmeston, Angela Benson of Edmeston, Roy (Jay) Whitaker of NH, Phyllis (Ladd) Lawrence of Upper Jay. Grandchildren: Caprice (Paul), Monica (Brandon), Matthew, Jason (Lauren), Jim, Hannah, Bianca, Gabriel. Great-Grandchildren: Mallory, Rachel, Tatum, Braymon, Lukus, Ireland,.

She is also survived by a brother John Aloi of New Berlin, and many nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00pm Wednesday January 4, 2017 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South St Edmeston with Rev. Paul Eckert of the West Exeter United Methodist Church officiating. Calling hours will be from 1-2pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Edmeston Emergency Squad in loving memory of Catherine.

 

Carl L. Camenga

North Norwich, NY

Carl L. Camenga
Carl L. Camenga

Carl L. Camenga, 79, of North Norwich, NY passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016 in Leesburgh, FL.

Carl was born on October 21, 1937 in Brookfield,  NY, the son of the late

Harold F. and Catherine Jennings Camenga.

He is survived by his wife Loretta Camenga of North Norwich,  his sons Lash (Darlene) Camenga of Edmeston, and Wade (Terrie) Camenga of Sherburne,  his daughters Gloria Robinson of Edmeston,  and Alesia (Tom) Feldman of West Winfield. In addition, he is survived by a sister Myrna Yanovich of New Hartford, CT, a brother Vern (Holly) Camenga of Lowville, NY, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Carl spent several years as a dairy farmer prior to joining the US Army in 1956. He trained at Ft. Devens in Massachusetts before being stationed in Germany for 2 years.

Upon returning home, he worked for the US Postal Service as a substitute rural mail carrier in West Edmeston and Kraft Foods in South Edmeston. For many years, he was a partner and carpenter with PCK Contracting before returning to the USPS as a full time rural letter carrier until his retirement.

Carl Camenga - MotorcycleCarl was an avid motorcycle rider, and stock car racing enthusiast. He was a member of the Antique Stock Car Club, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America as a young adult.

A celebration of Carl’s life and Military Honors  will be 3:00 pm Saturday January 14, 2017 at the Second Baptist Church in Edmeston with Paster Andrew Johnson officiating. Calling hours will be from 12-3:00 pm prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Carl.

Arrangements are with the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY.

Mae L. Pierce

Burlington Flats, NY

Mae L Pierce, 88, of Burlington Flats, NY passed away Thursday December 1, 2016 in Cooperstown, NY with her family at her side.

Mae was born in West Winfield, NY the daughter of the late John and Florence Kawa Leogrand. She was a Nurses Aid at Chase Nursing Home in New Berlin, NY for many years.

Memorial services will be 11:00am Tuesday December 6, 2016 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South St. Edmeston, NY

John A. Blackman, Jr

Edmeston, NY

Rev. John A. Blackman, Jr.
Rev. John A. Blackman, Jr.

The Rev. John A. Blackman, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of the Second Baptist Church, Edmeston, N.Y., went to be with the Lord he served, on November 20, 2016. He was born August 31, 1932 in Rockland, ME. to John A. Blackman and Olive Kalloch Blackman. He graduated from Rockland High School, Gordon College, Boston, MA and Gordon Divinity School, Wenham, MA. He married Dorothy Loyte in June 1955.

John served the First Baptist Church of Oswegatchie, N.Y. from June, 1958 to January 1964 where he was ordained into the ministry. He then was called to the Second Baptist Church, Edmeston. N.Y. and served from February 1964 to September 1994. He was a member of the Edmeston volunteer fire dept., an advanced EMT on the emergency squad and a substitute teacher at Edmeston Central School. He founded the first senior citizens’ group in Edmeston, originally called The Evergreens.
He and Van Ness Robinson made possible the first of Bassett Healthcare’s off-site clinics. They also established the hamlet’s low-income housing complex, West Hill Terrace. John was a long-time member of the Edmeston Rotary Club and served one year as president. He was honored to be chosen as a Paul Harris Fellow. The club also proclaimed Oct. 24, 1998 as John Blackman Day for “making a difference”. He received the Dewitt Clinton Masonic Award for community service and was the Grange’s Citizen of the Year. He was chosen to be Edmeston’s representative at the Otsego County’s Bicentennial celebration.

John was the New York State American Baptist Convention’s nominee for the Rosa B. Hall Award for the outstanding rural pastor. He was a director of the Edmeston Free Library Board for 34 years, vice-president for several. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Otsego Mutual Insurance Company. For many years patients at Bassett Hospital were only ministered to by local clergy, then John and other committee members hired the hospital’s first chaplain. In the summer of 1973 he made a pastoral exchange with the Edenbridge Baptist Church in England. In his later years of ministry the ABCNY asked him to mentor a group of new pastors in several associations.

John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy, and his children, David Blackman, Edmeston, N.Y., Deborah DeForest, Norwich, N.Y., and Karen Blackman, New Berlin, N.Y. as well as daughter-in-law Ruth Blackman and son-in-law Michael Shuman. He was predeceased by his daughter Kathy Shuman, of Beaver Meadow, N.Y. Also left are grandchildren, Christina Staples, Rachel Blackman, Jordan Blackman, Chazzman Felker, Riley DeForest, Mitchell Felker, Michelle Blackman and three great-grandsons Alex Staples, Jackson Staples and Adam Blackman. He also leaves many nephews and nieces in the state of Maine.

There will be a graveside service with no formal calling hours. The family has been blessed to have the love and concern of friends for 52 years and each member knows of that sympathy now. All are grateful for that support.

Arrangements are by the Houk Johnston Terry Funeral Home of Edmeston, NY.

Anna Kirk

New Berlin, NY

Anna Kirk
Anna Kirk

Anna Kirk, 99, of New Berlin went home to be with her Lord on November 17, 2016.

Anna was born in Pittsburgh, PA the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy Andrews Lastowicka.

She was a member of the West Edmeston Baptist Church. She loved to garden, knit and crochet. She said that she attributed her 99 years to “eating from her garden.”

She is survived by her children. Dorothy (Fred) Tilbe, Marian Wellner, Alice Sargent, and Robert (Dora) Kirk. 13 Grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by a brother Michael Lastowicka, and many nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Lawrence Kirk.

Funeral services will be 2:00pm Tuesday November 22, 2016 at the Houk Johnston & Terry Funeral Home 30 South St. Edmeston with Pastor Gary Bush officiating. Interment will be in West Edmeston Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 1-2pm prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to West Edmeston Baptist Church, or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care in Anna’s name.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston

Thomas N. Tukalo

Edmeston, NY

Thomas N. Tukalo, 31, of Edmeston died unexpectedly Friday November 4, 2016 in Edmeston, NY.

Memorial services will be Friday November 11, 2016 at 2:00pm at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Thomas’ family will receive friends from 1-2pm prior to the service at the church.

Carl A. Lindberg, Sr

Burlington, NY

Carl A. “Bud” Lindberg Sr,
Carl A. “Bud” Lindberg Sr.

Carl A. “Bud” Lindberg Sr, 85, went home to his Lord on Saturday October 29, 2016 with his family at his side, after a long illness.

Bud was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 17, 1931 to the late Carl G and Bertha Kneesy Lindberg. He spent his childhood in Rosedale Long Island, attending school at PS 138, and Andrew Jackson High. At age 11, Bud took his first job delivering the “Long Island Press” after school prior to taking a job in a grocery store.

In July of 1948 Bud and his parents moved to the “Family Farm” in Burlington, NY. He completed high school at Edmeston Central graduating in 1949, a year he said was one of the best years of his life! He played baseball, and basketball for the Edmeston Town Teams.

On October 1, 1955, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Carolyn Shillieto at the First Baptist Church of Burlington. This union lasted over 61 years!

Following graduation, Bud’s full attention was spent dairy farming. He and Carolyn worked together with their sons building the farm into what it is today. He was very proud of his accomplishments. He served on several agricultural boards, such as the Fly Creek Valley Milk CO OP, where he served as President, and the South New Berlin Milk CO OP. He was also on the Otsego County Farm Bureau Board, as well as, the Otsego County ASCS Committee and the FHA Committee.

Bud was community minded. He served a Councilman of the Town Board of Burlington, the Edmeston School Board, was a representativefor the Edmeston Central School at Otsego BOCES, and was a member of the former Burlington Grange #1322.

Bud had a deep faith in God. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burlington where he served as a trustee, and for many years a Deacon. A position he held until his death.

Bud was and avid Yankee and New York Giants fan. For over 75 years, he followed the Yankees, and was extremely happy to take his grandchildren to Yankee Stadium to watch a game. Bud made a cross country drive 19 times, visiting New Mexico, and Arizona. He enjoyed sight seeing in the South West.

Of all his accomplishments, and commitments, he was most proud of his family. Behind God, they were first and foremost in his life.

Bud is survived by his wife Carolyn, son Carl (Paula) of Oriskany Falls, daughter JoAnn (Robert) VanVranken of Edmeston, daughter LuAnn (Brian) Flint of Queensbury, son Eric (Sylvia) of Burlington, son Neil (Nancy) of Burlington, Grandchildren Adam, Erin, Kelly, Vanessa, Gerrit, Matthew, Jonathan, Zachary, Justin, Joshua, Kimberly, and Andrew, and six great-grandchildren.
Survivors also include his sisters five children, sister in law Marjorie Schellhammer, and his extended family of nieces, nephews, and several cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister and brother in law Elaine and Albert Bolton.

Calling hours will be Friday November 4, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Houk Johnston Terry Funeral Home 30 South St Edmeston, NY.

A service of celebration of Bud’s life will be held on Saturday November 5, 2016 at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church in Burlington with Rev, Barry Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Burlington Green Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bulington C/O Amy Lyon, 2225 Co Hwy 16 Burlington Flats, NY 13315, or the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Oneonta. Carl A. “Bud” Lindberg Sr, 85, went home to his Lord on Saturday October 29, 2016 with his family at his side, after a long illness.

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

Linda D. Rowell

Oneonta, NY

Linda D Rowell, 55, of Oneonta passed away at her home in Oneonta on Saturday October 29, 2016.

Linda was born in Sidney, NY on February 5, 1961, the daughter of Richard G. and Hilda Mae Williams Haynes.

She was employed for many years at Bassett Specialty Care in Oneonta, and for the last 10 years as an associate at the Oneonta Walmart. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by: Her son Christopher “Justin” Haynes of Oneonta, her daughter Tiffany Rowell of Oneonta. Fourbrothers: Richard Haynes of FL, William Haynes of Bainbridge, Timothy Haynes of CA and Ronald Haynes of Afton. One sister, Karen L Haynes of NH. Three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a time to be announced. Arrangements are by the Houk Johnston and Terry Funeral Home of Edmeston, NY.

Robert James Stephens, Sr

Edmeston, NY

Robert James Stephens SR, went home to be with the Lord, and his beloved wife Joyce on October 1, 2016.

Bob was born April 6, 1937 in New Berlin, NY the son of the late Claude and Jennie Vernet Simmons Stephens.

He grew up in West Oneonta, and West Laurens, where he attended the Morris Central School. It was there, he met Joyce Gregory whom he married on October 16, 1955. She pre-deceased him on October 16, 2013.

Bob owned and later operated his own dairy farm, as well as assisting on other farms in the area. He was in the National Guard for three years .He worked for Scintilla in Sidney and later drove for Bordens. In 1981, Bob and Joyce opened Dutch Valley Bakery and Crafts. He and Joyce traveled to many craft fairs with his son Bruce and daughter in law Mary Clare. He also was a bus driver for Edmeston Central school.

Bob enjoyed playing the keyboard, and singing. He, along with Bob Alcott SR formed the musical group “The Dutch Valley Duo.” When Howard Turnbull joined the group, they became “The Dutch Valley Boys.” Together, they played many local events including The Winter Fest.

After Joyce’s death, Bob spent his last years living with his son Bobby in Edmeston.

Bob is survived by his son Robert “Bobby” Stephens JR of Edmeston, daughter Sherry Warner and her husband Robert of Northville N.Y, son Bruce Stephens and his wife Mary Clare of Edmeston.

His grandchildren Luke Stephens and his wife Sarah of Colorado Springs, CO, Kady Jo Stephens and her fiancé Cameron Baker of New Hartford, and Vanessa Warner and her husband Dan Saltis of Northville, NY.

He is also survived by his sisters, Avis Waite of Edmeston, and Sharon Wycoff of Alaska, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, and wife, Bob was pre-deceased by a brother Gary Stephens of North Carolina.

A graveside memorial service will be 1:00pm on Saturday October 8, 2016 at the Edmeston Union Cemetery, Edmeston, NY. A time of fellowship will follow at the home of Bruce and Mary Clare Stephens, 709 Dutch Valley Rd, Edmeston.

In lieu of flowers please send all contributions to the Edmeston Emergency Squad .

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

Andrew Bennett

Mount Vision, NY

Andrew "The Harpist" Bennett
Andrew “The Harpist” Bennett

Andrew “The Harpist” Bennett, 62, passed away September 20, 2016. He is now soaking in the fullness of the presence of his Lord whom he loved with all his heart; his faith has now become sight!

He was born on November 30, 1953 in Wheaton, Maryland. He received his BA in music at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.

Andrews’s ministry in his earthly walk was as a psalmist, singing the Lord’s scripture while playing his Paraguayan Harp. He was an extremely talented musician who was accomplished on Brass, String, Reed, Piano, Organ, and Flute instruments. However, his love of the harp superseded them all.

Andrew’s eclectic mind had a variety of interests including astrometry; taking pleasure in photographing nature, and playing Scrabble.

His joy in being a child of God, and singing the Lord’s Word made a huge impact on many; he will be missed by all.

Memorial Contributions in Andrew’s name may be made to Silo Christian Family Campground, 2580 State Rt. 26, Eaton, NY 13334.

Funeral Services for Andrew will be held on Monday September 26, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastors Jeff McLallen and Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours will be one prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Burlington Flats Cemetery.

Fellowship of Coffee and Andrew’s favorite desserts (Apple-filled Donuts & Pineapple Upside Down Cake) to follow at the church annex.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home

Joseph E. Zientek

Oneida Lake, NY

Joseph E. Zientek
Joseph E. Zientek

Joseph Edward Zientek of North Bay, NY passed away with loved ones by his side on September 16, 2016. Born in Utica N.Y. on November 30, 1920, he was the son of Gregory (Georges) Zientek and Katarzyna (Catherine) Walarus Zientek.

Joseph was predeceased by his wife Gloria ( Magnussen) Zientek in 2013, his parents, his brothers Lewis, Stanley, Edward, Walter and sister Julia Zientek Diamond.

Joe was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corporation before joining the Army in 1940. As a Staff Sergeant during World War II, he proudly served in the Army’s Coastal Artillery Corps at Fort Wadsworth N.Y. This is where he met and married his precious Gloria.

Joseph graduated from Utica Free Academy and received a degree in Engineering from Mohawk Valley Community College. He worked for Remington Rand and was part of the design team which built UNIVAC I.

Joe was an avid fisherman. He and his brother Stan spent countless hours traveling NYS trying out “Hot Spots” for all kinds of fish. His wife, Gloria, also accompanied him as they hunted deer in the Adirondacks for many years.

As dealers of antiquities, Joseph and Gloria traveled extensively throughout the United States to enjoy the country, and the beauty it offers. They often planned their trips, and shows for the North East during the summers, and then visited the Southern and Western states during the winter. When they decided to retire, they proudly built a new home on the North Shore of Oneida Lake. It was there, they spent many hours together enjoying the lake, and the serenity of their surroundings.

Surviving Joseph are three sons – Joseph (Margaret), Thomas (Donna), Steven, daughter Barbara and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral and burial with military honors will be private with family attending at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

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

Reese Anne Clark

Edmeston, NY

Reese Anne Clark
Reese Anne Clark

Reese Anne Clark, infant daughter of Kristy Turner and Richard Clark of Edmeston was received into the hands of our Lord Sunday evening, September 4, 2016 in Utica, NY.

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corr. 4: 16-18

Reese, always to be beloved, touched the lives of so many during her short time. Her presence here on earth is etched into our hearts forever.

Reese is survived by her parents, Kristy Turner and Richard Clark of Edmeston; her brother, Talon Clark at home; grandparents Kevin and Nancy Clark, Mindy (Alan) Digsby, and Scott (Denise) Turner; great grandparents Elaine Kellogg, and Al Turner; and many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased great grandfather Wallace Kellogg, great grandparents Clark and great grandparents Beckwith.

Memorial services will be held at 7:00 pm Friday September 9, 2016 at the Houk Johnston Terry Funeral Home 30 South St Edmeston with Pastor Paul Eckert of the Exeter United Methodist Church officiating. There will be calling hours from 5-7:00 pm prior to services at the funeral home.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston

Howard E. Barton

Whitesburg, KY

Howard E. Barton
Howard E. Barton

Howard E. Barton of Whitesburg, KY, and formerly of New Lisbon, NY, went home to be with the Lord on August 18, 2016.

Born in New Berlin, NY, he was the oldest child of the late Edgar A. and L. Etta (Ray) Barton. In his formative years attended the Burlington Green Baptist Church and Sunday school. Howard was a Boy Scout, Scout Master and coached high school baseball at Morris Central School.

Howard graduated from Edmeston Central School and attended advanced law enforcement training and worked in Security. He moved to Greenville, SC, where he married Barbara Edge and had one son, Howard E. (Beau), Jr. They moved to Texas where he became Head of Operations and Security for Southland Corporation; he/they later moved back to New York, to be close to his parents, working as a Security Manager for Oneonta Job Corps.

In the last few years of his life, Howard lived with his beloved Debra Ison-Fields in Whitesburg, KY, where he enjoyed traveling, doing special projects, and spending time with family; especially with Debra’s grandson Aiden (Boomer).

Howard was a devoted family man. He loved hunting and fishing. He excelled at cooking and enjoyed preparing large holiday meals, barbequing, and gardening.

Howard is survived by his son, Howard E. (Beau) Jr. , Tazewell, TN; siblings Shirley Neidhoefer, Lisle; Patricia Kent, Binghamton; Deborah and Mykel Rood, West Burlington; Dale and Trina Barton, Pittsfield; Darryl Barton, South Edmeston; David and Linda Barton, Tazewell, TN; and Dean and Debra Barton, Burlington; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Edgar Barton; mother; L. Etta (Ray) Barton; sister, Phyllis and brother Russell.

A family graveside service and interment will be held at the Butternut Valley Brick School House Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington Green Baptist Church, 752 Parker Hill Rd., Edmeston, NY 13335.

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

Marjory J. Gregory

Cooperstown, NY

Marjory Gregory
Marge Gregory

Marjory Jean “Marge” Gregory entered into eternal rest on August 8, 2016 in Cooperstown, NY. Marge was born October 4, 1923 in Oneida, NY the daughter of the late Walter and Edith (Krebser) Haggerty.

She attended Clayville and Schuyler Lake Schools through sixth grade prior to moving to Wiley Town, where she attended a one room schoolhouse (District 13) for two years. She graduated from Cooperstown Central School in 1942. Upon graduation, she worked in a branch of the Scintilla Magnets plant in Oneonta for two years.

In November of 1944, Marge married John Gregory Jr. in Burlington Flats. Together, they farmed several years in West Exeter, before moving to East St in Edmeston in 1949. In 1999, she moved to the Westhill Terrace Apartments.

Marge worked as a lab technician for Kraft Foods from May 1951- April 1971, and later as a key punch and computer operator from 1972-1985 for Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. She also worked at various steak houses, babysat, and taught at Wee care Center for pre-kindergarten children. In addition, Margie performed certified home health care for many nice families for over 14 years. She enjoyed caring for the sick and elderly.

Marge loved gardening, flowers and birds. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Burlington Flats, and the Burlington Flats United Methodist Women’s Club.

Marge was predeceased by her husband John in 1992, and two brothers James and Leonard

She is survived by: Her son Dale and his wife Kellee of Burlington Flats. Two lovely grandchildren: Jeremiah (JJ) and his wife Melissa of Mt Vision; Erica Morat and her husband Steven of Chittenango, NY
Three great-grandchildren: Grant and Grace Gregory; Emilee Morat. One brother: Kenneth and his wife Sandie of Cooperstown. Five sisters: Dorothy Duncan of Richfield Springs, Flora Bennett of Norwich, Arline Oliver of Edmeston, Marion Royce and her husband Bill of Morris, Irene Cook of Otego.

Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins that kept in touch with her regularly. She had many close and loving friends. She always loved being near, and talking to people.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm on Friday August 12, 2016 at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Burlington Flats Cemetery. Calling hours will be prior to services from 11-1:00 at the church.

Franklin H. Jones

Newport Beach, CA

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

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

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

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

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

Joan F. Carman

Binghamton, NY

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

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

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

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