Obituaries

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.

Ruth Elinor Mills Liddle

Ruth Elinor Mills Liddle, 77, of Mt. Upton, NY, passed away Monday August 21, 2017 at the home of her daughter in Garrattsville, NY surrounded by her loving family.

Ruth was born on March 13, 1940 in Stamford, NY the daughter of the late Kenneth and Elsie Hitchcock Mills. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son Roger Rieman in 2014.

Ruth was a lifetime resident of the area, and retired as a 27 1/2 year employee of Mead Westvaco in Sidney. She was also once employed with the Norwich Shoe Company, and was a telephone operator. Ruth attended the First United Church of Unadilla.

She is survived by her husband Gordon C. Liddle, and his loving children, her children Roxanne (Phil) Smith of PA and Robin (Grady) Lasher of Garrattsville, her sisters Elizabeth June (Harry) Hill of FL, and Thelma Mae Decker of Unadilla, several grand and great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Monday August 28 at the First United Methodist Church of Unadilla with Rev. Brandilynne Craver officiating. Committal services will follow in Evergreen Hill Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate, or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care at www.cahpc.org/donate in loving memory of Ruth. 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 Delker and Terry Funeral Home on Facebook.

Grace Hurd Estell

Grace Hurd Estell, 70 of Edmeston, passed away at her home on Wednesday August 16, 2017 with her loving family at her side.

Grace was born in Dunmore, PA the daughter of the late Ralph and Ada Hinkley Pease. In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by a brother Joey Hurd.

She is survived by her husband Abram Estell II. They were married on May 11, 1968 in Franklin, NJ. She is also survived by their children Abram III (Stephanie) Estell of Edmeston, Eric Estell of Edmeston, Michel (Jeffrey) Galley of Pittsfield, and Amanda Braswell of Edmeston, her grandchildren Kathryn, Kayleigh, Emily, Marissa, Austin, Warren, Sean, and Benjamin. Her siblings Charlie, Linda, Ralph, Shannon, William, Naomi, Ellen Sue, Ronnie, and Donnie. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Grace and Abram moved to Edmeston from Hamburg, NJ, and spent the last 30 years on the dairy farm raising their family. She is remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with the grandchildren. Grace was an avid knitter, needle pointer, and also loved crocheting for her family. She also loved to cook, and bake. In spite of not being in love with dirt, Grace was also a great gardener, growing many flowers and vegetables over the years. She was a member of the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday August 22 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston with Judith A.Gage, Commissioned Lay Preacher for the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley officiating. Interment will follow in Edmeston Union Cemetery. Calling hours will be 12:00-2:00 PM prior to services at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church in loving memory of Grace. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home in Edmeston, NY. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Margaret Nell Hovick

Margaret Nell Hovick, 91, of Oxford, formerly of Hartwick passed away peacefully on Monday August14, 2017 at home with her loving family at her side.

Margaret was born in Washington, PA the daughter of the late Newton and Mary M Gillespie Riggle. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Henry, a brother Newton Riggle Jr, and two grandsons David Bolton and TJ Hovick.

Margaret and Henry enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. Upon Henry’s retirement, they spent over 3 months in Europe, and visited with family in Norway. She enjoyed crochet, embroidery, and working in her flower beds. In addition, she was a great cook, always willing to read about, and try new recipes for the family. Margaret loved her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. Her outlook on life was to find the good in others, and keep smiling, even when times are difficult.

She is survived by her children Jim Hovick of Hartwick, Kathy (Harold) Kappauf of Oxford, and Gail (Jack) Bolton of Burlington Flats. In addition, she is survived by 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 12:45pm Friday August 18, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Burlington with Reverend Sandy Shear officiating. Interment will follow in Burlington Green Cemetery. Calling hours will be 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM prior to the funeral services at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County 21 Hayes St Norwich NY 13815 in loving memory of Margaret. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. Condolences may by sent by visiting www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or by visiting us on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Michael K. Pritchard

Michael K. Pritchard, 31, of Burlington Flats, NY passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Michael was born on February 4, 1986 in Ilion, NY the son of Carl and Cathy Pritchard. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Cecelia (Dan) Weaver of Burlington Flats and Renee (Steve) Pritchard of Schuyler Lake, two adoring nephews, Michael Patryn and Jackson Weaver, paternal grandparents Carl and Marguerite Pritchard of Burlington and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael is predeceased by maternal grandparents George and Mildred Armstrong and a special angel in heaven, Aunt “Aggie” Wildey.

In the years following high school, Michael worked in the asbestos abatement field in New York and then continued on to spend time in Florida, California and Georgia working in construction. Ultimately, he returned home to help his father maintain the family farm. In addition, he was currently working as a farm hand on a local hay farm.

Michael was known to many as a kind and gentle soul, doing anything for anybody without the expectation of something in return. His family and friends were what held most value in his life and he will be greatly missed by many. In addition to spending time with loved ones, Michael was a talented mechanic and could often be found underneath the hood of a car or tinkering on an old four wheeler or dirt bike.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM , Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church, with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. In lieu of calling hours, all are invited to a luncheon immediately following services at the church. 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 at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

Robert H Klein

Robert H. Klein, 88, of Richfield Springs, NY passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday August 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born in Rosedale, NY the son of the late Joseph H. and Marie Essig Klein. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by 1 brother, 1 sister, and 1 grandson.

Originally from Long Island, Bob was a graduate of Newtown High School, and agricultural school. He was an experienced Mason, and home builder. In 1967 he moved to Burlington Flats where he established his dairy from that he operated through 1980. Eventually, Bob retired at age 80 from selling and servicing mobile homes. He was a proud US Army veteran serving from 1951-1953.

Bob is survived by his wife Lily Burnett Klein, his children Linda, Ed, and Bob, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren a sister Madelyn Cook, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with military honors will be 11:00 AM on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Burlington with Pastor Barry Davis officiating. Private interment will be in the Butternut Valley Brick Schoolhouse Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice in memory of Bob by visiting www.Hospicecareinc.org/donate/donate-online.

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 us on Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

David H. Kent

David Hunter Kent, 63, of Edmeston, NY passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday August 1, 2017.

Dave was born on May 11, 1954 in Cooperstown, NY the son of the late John and Isabella Brand Kent. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Genevieve Kent Waller, a brother in law William Nevil, and parents in law Joe and Joan Seifried.

Dave is survived by, his loving wife Lynn Seifried Kent whom he married on August 5, 1978, his sons John D. Kent, Joseph B. Kent, a sister Kathleen Nevil, sisters in law Lori Sullivan (John), Leslie Seifried (Vito), brothers in law Wesley Waller, Lee Seifried (Patty), and Lewis Seifried (Deb). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Dave retired as Head Bus Mechanic for the Edmeston Central School Bus Garage on June 19, 2009 after 31 years of service. He was a former Fire Commissioner, and long time Edmeston Fire Department member.

Memorial services will be 2:00pm Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston with Pastor Jay Henderson of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church officiating. In lieu of calling hours, all are invited to the Edmeston Fire Department for refreshments following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Edmeston Fire Department in memory of Dave.

Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY.
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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.