Miscellaneous Chenango County, New York Obituaries
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NORWICH - Helena Clark, 89, of Hayward Ave., Norwich, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 5, 2000 in the Chenango Memorial Hospital of Norwich.
Born in Sidney, Helena attended their local schools. During World War II, she had been employed by the former Scintilla of Sidney. A long-time resident of Norwich, Helena and her husband Charles owned and operated Norwich's first laundromat, which was located in the lower shopping plaza. Helena was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Norwich, and a former member of the Women of the Moose. Over the years, she was a strong supporter of the SPCA, and had been an active volunteer of that organization. Following their retirement, she and Charles wintered in Florida and enjoyed good times with their many friends.
Born Sept. 12, 1911, in Sidney, Helena was the daughter of Patrick and Jessie (Burdick) Hamilton. She is survived by her sister, Irene Howard, of Kirkwood, and by two half-brothers, along with several nieces and nephews. Helena was blessed with several good friends and neighbors who helped her in her declining years. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Clark, who passed away Aug. 11, 1982; by her infant son, Benjamin Stevens; by her sisters, Virginia Mirabito and Bernice Annesi; and by her brother, Paul G. Hamilton.
Memorial services and interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Norwich. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA. Arrangements are by the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home of Norwich.
Audley grew up on his parents farm on Underwood Road in Norwich, and was a graduate of Norwich High School. He was a farmer all of his life. He and his wife Marion ran a farm on Rt. 12, north of Norwich, prior to moving to their present home and farm on Bryant Road, where they have lived and worked for 30 years.
Born March 20, 1927, in Norwich, Audley was the son of Joseph and Ceta (Stanton) Underwood. On June 7, 1959, he married Marion Jackson, who survives. Besides his wife Marion, of Bryant Road, Audley is survived by his son, Craig Underwood, also of Bryant Road, Norwich; by his sister, Alberta Oralls and her husband Ralph of Oxford; and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services for Audley will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Rebekah Sweet, pastor of the Broad Street United Methodist Church of Norwich, will officiate. Interment will be in the North Norwich Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Born Oct. 31, 1944 in Syracuse, he was the son of Lewis and Jennie Tooley Williams, and attended local schools. He served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin crisis. Mr. Williams was a truck driver for several trucking firms, and for John Kowalski of Earlville for over 10 years. He formerly owned and operated the Riverside Hotel in Earlville. On Sept. 24, 2000, Gene was married to the former Patsy Baker Day in Earlville.
Mr. Williams was a member of the American Legion Post 876 of Sherburne. He was a member of the county-wide shuffleboard traveling league, and bowled in the Sunday Couples League at the Hi-Skor Lanes in Earlville.
Surviving is his wife, Pat Williams of Earlville; his parents, Lewis and Jenny Williams of Georgetown; three step daughters, Dawn Mazzole of Norwich, Sharon Migonis of Hamilton and Doris Excell of East Hamilton; two stepsons, Eugene Day of Earlville and Michael Golden of Germantown, MD; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Wesley Palmer of South Otselic, Betty and Volney Marshall of Georgetown; a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis (Ron) and Nettie Williams of Erieville; seven step-grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in the Earlville Cemetery, with full military honors.
Friends are invited to call at the family home, 51 West Main St., Earlville, today from 6 to 8 p.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, NY.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Smithville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lynn Shephard Dildine officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Church in Smithville.
Arrangements are by the Root Funeral Home, 23 N. Chenango St., Greene.
Born in Norwich, Bob grew up in the Long Island area, where he attended schools in Long Island and New York City. Following his schooling, he entered the military, serving his country in the Navy from April, 1943, until his honorable discharge in February 1946. Returning to Norwich, Bob, and his wife Jennie, decided to make their home here. Bob had the ability to sell anybody anything, so he used his expertise by working as a salesman for many area firms. In his early years, he had worked for Vantine Studios, and in later years had been a bartender for the American Legion Post 189. Musically inclined, Bob could play the piano, sax, and clarinet, having had his own band in his younger days. He also enjoyed playing golf, and found contentment in woodworking. He was a life member of the VFW Post 2782, and a member of American Legion Post 189.
Bob was born Jan. 30, 1925, the son of Robert C. and Mary (McNulty) Fredenburg. On June 22, 1945, in Oxford, he married Jennie M. (Trudy) Westover. Besides his wife of 55 years, Bob is survived by his children and their spouses: Kathy and August Noldan of Fayetteville; Dawn and Ken Bartlett of Ft. Myers, Fla.; Robin and Laurence Felldin of Afton; and Scott Fredenburg of Norwich. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Nancy Poore of Manlius, Tracy Eichler of Plymouth, Jeff Smith of Orlando, Fla.; Denise Thompson of Norwich, Tonya Conroy of Ft. Myers, Fla.; Breanna Felldin of Afton, Heather Fredenburg of Oxford, Kelli Fredenburg of Norwich, Kaci Fredenburg of Norwich, and Joshua Fredenburg, Norwich; by seven great grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services for Bob will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. from the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Douglas Cunningham, Pastor of St. Paul's Catholic Church, will officiate. Interment with full military rites will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery of Norwich. Friends are invited to call at the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hearts Gifts Processing Center, P. O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY, 13220-3049, or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD, 20852-9813.
Born in Bismark, North Dakota, Ella came to Chenango County at an early age, attending school in South New Berlin. Over the years, Ella was employed by several area firms, including the former TACO in Sherburne for 10 years and the Norwich Shoe Factory for 20 years. In 1937, Ella married Irving Franklin Case. From 1945 through 1962, they lived in South Otselic, operating a farm there until his death on Sept. 9, 1962. Following Irving's death, Ella lived in South Plymouth and in Norwich. In 1966, she married Charles P. Monday, who passed away Feb. 21, 1990.
Born Sept. 7, 1921, in Bismark, N.D., Ella was the daughter of Floyd and Rosena (Graham) Harvey. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Edward and Jean Case of Rochester, Wayne and Juanita Case of Norwich, and Sharen and William Appleton of Richmond, Va.; by her close friend and companion, Allen Denney of Norwich; and by five step-children: Mary Barnes, Shirley Golden, Linn Monday, Velma Lee Diamond, and Thomas Monday. Eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. In addition to her first and second husbands, Ella was predeceased by her three sisters: Edith Kulikoski, Almira Brenden, and Ethel Hinman; and by her eight brothers: Raymond, George, Clarence, Harold, Kenneth, Wilbur, Romain, and Chancey Harvey.
Funeral services for Ella will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m. from the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home. Pastor Timothy Case, of Poland, Ella's grandson, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Valley View Cemetery of South Otselic. Friends are invited to call at the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY, 13815.
Born in East McDonough, Emily had lived all her life in the Norwich/Oxford/McDonough areas. In the early 1950's, Emily and her husband Don moved to Oxford, where they made their home until their deaths. Choosing to stay at home, Emily enjoyed being a wife, mother, and homemaker, and raising her family. In later years, she enjoyed her cats, who were her constant companions.
Born May 22, 1924, in East McDonough, Emily was the daughter of Walter and Minnie (Benton) Dungey. On Nov. 9, 1941, she married Donald M. Davis, who passed away April 16, 1996. Emily is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Douglas and Gloria Davis of Oxford, and Richard and Ivy Davis, also of Oxford; by her sister, Grace Osborne of Norwich; and her brother, Hugh Spencer and his wife, Helen, of Norwich. She is also survived by four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in law: Verda Spencer of Oxford and Amy Davis of Sidney; Barb and Charles Roberts of Oxford; and Jean and Raymond Davis of Oxford; by four grandchildren: Wendy Chrisbacher of Norwich, Christine Hinman and husband Mark, of Oxford, Rory Davis of Amsterdam, and Melissa Smith and husband Shawn, of Easton, Mass; and by eight great grandchildren: Kesha Chrisbacher, Colby Chrisbacher, Ryan Hinman, Justin Hinman, Nicole Hinman, Kathryn Hinman, Zachary Smith, and Emily Smith, plus several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside services for Emily will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from Mt. Hope Cemetery of Norwich. The Rev. Noreen Mooney, Interim Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Oxford, will officiate. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815. Arrangements are by the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home.
NORTH NORWICH - Niles A. Pope, 66, of Galena Manor, North Norwich, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, Feb. 1, 2001 at his home.
Born in Mt. Upton, Niles was the son of Glenn and Fannie E. (Sherwood) Pope. Following his schooling, Niles spent two years in the military, serving his country in Germany from October of 1957 through September of 1359. Returning home from the military, Niles became employed as a pattern maker by the Una Lam Company of Unadilla, working from 1961-1969, then as a finish carpenter for Olsen Construction from 1969-1972. From 1972 until 1992, Niles worked as a lineman for the former C&U Telephone Co., which later became GTE, retiring after 20 years of service. But it was as a carpenter and cabinet maker that Niles was best known by the people of the area. He had a talent for working with wood and made many fine pieces. Throughout his life, Niles was also known to be an easy-going type of guy, never saying a bad word about anybody. Niles was a member of the Iroquois Rod and Gun Club, the Norwich Elks Club #1222, and the Norwich American Legion. He was also a former member of the Borden Hose Co. of Mt. Upton, Norwich (Ontario Hose Company), and North Norwich Fire Departments.
Niles is survived by his loving companion of many years, Evelyn Palmer of North Norwich; his son, Michael Pope and his companion Carrie Mitchell of McGraw; his sisters: Alberta Ives of Bainbridge, Eleanor and Lester Winfield of Ocala, Fla., and Kathleen and Steve Brown of Bradley, Ill.; and by his brothers: Elsor and Minnie Pope, South New Berlin, and Albert and Linda Pope of Mt. Upton. He is also survived by six grandchildren, and by Evelyn's children: Larry Palmer and companion Donna Jaquay, Sherburne; Tracy and Randy Hull, Sherburne; Robin Tucker, Smyrna; and Cassie Palmer, Norwich; by his former wife, Carol Pope of Norwich. Also surviving are his former wife's children: Tina Tedder of Florida, Debra Fuller of Norwich, and Alix (Cindi) Chenard of San Diego, Calif., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services for Niles were held on Sunday at 1 p.m. from the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Rebekah Sweet, pastor of the Broad St. United Methodist Church, officiated. Interment will be in the spring in the North Norwich Cemetery, Friends called at the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and members of the Ontario Hose Company of the Norwich Fire Dept. paid their respects as a group at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Norwich Fire Dept., North Norwich, NY, 13814.
NORWICH - Josephine B. Benedicto, 71, of 22 Griffin Street, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 at Chenango Memorial Hospital.
Born May 9, 1929 in Norwich, she was the daughter of Michael and Angela (Elia) Ocello. She was a 1947 graduate of Norwich High School and subsequently received her Registered Nurse degree from Flower Fifth Avenue School of Nursing in New York City. Josephine worked at Chenango Memorial Hospital for several years as well as for Drs. Tom Flanagan and Richard Foster. She then joined the staff of Chenango County Social Services, first as a nurse and then as a supervisor. She retired in 1992.
She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Church. In her leisure time she enjoyed knitting, but her true love and talent was in her cooking. Josephine had a library of cookbooks and loved to try new recipes.
On July 14, 1951, in St. Bartholomew's Church, she married Frank J. Benedicto who survives. She is also survived by a daughter, Frances Reitano and her husband John of Cohoes; a son, Michael Benedicto and his wife, Heather, of Oxford; five grandchildren, Kate and Justin Reitano - of Cohoes and Gregory, Lauren and Abigail Benedicto of Oxford and a sister, Mary Barbarossa and her husband, Ralph of Norwich. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by a brother Frank Ocello.
Funeral services for Josephine will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Bartholomew's Church. Friends are invited to call at the Devine-Wilson Memorial Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Paul's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions in memory of Mrs. Benedicto be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 810 Seventh Ave., Binghamton, NY 13902.
NORWICH - Funeral services for Angelina Mirabito were held on Saturday at St. Bartholomew's Church. Rev. Douglas Cunningham, pastor, officiated at the Mass of Resurrection. Concelebrating the Mass was Rev. John DeLorenzo, a former assistant at St. Bartholomew's.
Mass began with Mrs. Mirabito's children, JoAnn Testani, Kate Turner, Salvatore Mirabito and R.J. Mirabito placing the baptismal pall upon the casket. The readings were proclaimed by Angie's grandchildren, Salvatore and Joseph Testani. Her granddaughters, Maria Meccariello, Angie Levesque and Elizabeth Tumer presented offertory gifts. Father DeLorenzo spoke in remembrance of Angie.
The organist and vocalist for the service was Sister Rose Marie Caravaglio and the altar servers were Angelo and Anthony Testani. Dave Gale and Joe Maiurano were the ushers. Angelo, Anthony and Salvatore Testani and Leo Meccariello and Scott McLaughlin served as casket bearers.
SHERBURNE - Bruce A. Hadlock, 66, of East Street North, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
Born July 15, 1934 in Sherburne, he was the son of Lewis and Bernice Andrews Hadlock, and was a graduate of Sherburne Central School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On Jan. 11, 1958 Bruce was married to the former Janet Shannon in Norwich. He was a heavy equipment operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #545 of Syracuse, until his retirement.
Mr. Hadlock was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sherburne, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Sherburne Fire Dept., and a member and past captain of the Sherburne Emergency Squad.
Surviving are his wife, Janet of Sherburne; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Thomas Darling of Concord, N.C.; a son and his fiancee, William Hadlock and Mary Ann Bergeron of Moira; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Norma and Sherman Record, and Susan Hadlock, all of Sherburne; one granddaughter, Heather Marie Darling; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services were held yesterday at 2 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church, Chapel St., Sherburne. Spring interment will be in the West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne.
Friends were invited to call at the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 556, Sherburne, N.Y. 13460.
WILLIAM HORTON SR.
PITCHER - William Moore Horton, Sr., 63, of Oak Hill Rd., Pitcher, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001.
Bill was born in Norwich on March 11, 1937, the son of the late Paul
Case Horton and Grace Moore Horton. His childhood years were spent in Pitcher
where he attended Cincinnatus and S. Otselic schools. Bill enlisted in
the U.S. Navy in 1953 and served as a plane captain aboard the USS Coral
Sea. Finishing his duty in 1957, he continued in the Naval Reserves until
1962. His mechanical experiences led to a lifetime hobby of repairing and
painting automobiles. Settling in the Sherburne-N. Norwich area, Bill worked
with his father as a carpenter and house painter. He was a volunteer for
the N. Norwich Fire Dept. for many years. Over the years he was employed
by GLA in Norwich, was Supervisor of University Printing at Colgate University
in Hamilton, and was a Manufacturing Engineer at Simmonds Precision until
his retirement on Sept. 1, 1992. Bill married Mary Loomis on June 21, 1984
and they made their home on Oak Hill Rd. in Pitcher. He enjoyed his home
in the country, birds, wildlife and his pets, Sergeant, Benja
He is survived by his wife, Mary Loomis Horton; his children and stepchildren: Kathleen Armitage of Norwich, William (Kyoko-Pitcher) Horton, Jr. of Atsugi, Japan, Kelley Horton of Cooperstown, Patrick Horton of McGraw, Kimberlee (Craig) Roberts of Hamilton, Daniel (Jackie Brunschmid) Horton of N. Norwich, Jody Blanchard of Norfolk, Va., and Charles (Tammy) Loomis of Cincinnatus. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Andrea and Michelle Armitage of Norwich, Yuki Horton of Monterrey, Calif., Diane Horton of Pitcher, Thomas Horton of McGraw, Erik, Sara, Kristyn and Craig Roberts of Hamilton, Alan, Brienna, Cameron and Devon Blanchard of Norfolk, Va., and Kyle Loomis of Cincinnatus. He is also survived by a brother, Paul (Jean) Horton of Seneca Falls, and a sister, Lillian Hicks Ryan of New Port Richey, Fla., the mother of his children, June Tuttle of N. Norwich, and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Pitcher Federated Church in Pitcher. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the Chenango County Hospice, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, N.Y. 13815.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Black Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
SOUTH OTSELIC - George V. Mabie, 81, of Churchill Road, South Otselic, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 at the Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.
Mr. Mabie was born in Hoboken, N.J. on Oct. 15, 1919, the son of the late William and Christina Bartelmes Mabie. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the U.S. Army and spent much of his time in Germany. He was a member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 57, Waldwick, N.J.; a member of the VFW Post 2782, Norwich; and a member of the Elks Lodge 1222, Norwich. He was also a member of the South Otselic Fire Police and remained active with them for several years. He was predeceased by his sister, Irene Blasko, and two brothers, Edward and Charles Mabie.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janet Jeffer Mabie of South Otselic; and two sons, George V. (Jan) Mabie Jr. of Englewood, Fla. and Charles H. (Charlene) Mabie of Ramsey, N.J. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will be present to receive friends at the Black Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., where members of the Elks Lodge 122 will conduct a prayer service at 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Jeanne Angell officiating. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to the South Otselic Fire Police, c/o South Otselic Fire Department, South Otselic, NY 13155.
NORWICH - Memorial services for Willie James Buxton were held on Monday evening at 5 p.m. from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. Dr. Duane Golden, representing the Jehovah's Witness of Norwich, officiated.
Interment will be at a later date.
GUILFORD - Thomas "Joe" Butcher, formerly of Guilford and Sidney, passed away at his home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Bainbridge. The Rev. Linda King Watkins, vicar, will officiate.
Arrangements are by the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
SOUTH OTSELIC - Ivan Frederick Tefft, (Short), 77, long-time resident of George White Road on Tefft Hill, South Otselic, passed away early Monday evening, Feb. 5, 2001 at his home.
Born in Upper Lisle, Short grew up in the Otselic Valley and attended the Cincinnatus schools. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in North Africa, Sicily, southern France, and Germany. During the course of his adult life, Short made his home in several different areas - the Catskills, out West, and in the Cortland area. In the 1940's, he was employed by Red-D-Pack Kraut Factory in North Norwich. It was while living in Cortland and Chenango counties that he became involved in farm work, logging, and well drilling. He worked on several area farms, was a partner in Yale and Tefft Well Drilling, and, most recently, had cut pulp wood for Ward Monroe.
Born Sept. 9, 1923, Short was the son of Charles Henry and Lena LoVina (Maynard) Tefft. Short's first wife, Myrtle Hicks Tefft, passed away in 1964. On Jan. 22, 1982, he married Vivian Monroe Tefft, who passed away June 12, 1994. Short is survived by his children: Juanita Tefft Burdick and husband Gordon of Lake Wales, Fla.; Arletta Tefft Mease and husband DeWayne of Mountain Home, N.C.; Laurena Tefft Helms of Hendersonville, N.C.; Marcene Tefft and wife Barbara Brewster Tefft of South Otselic; Marlow Tefft and wife Joanne Funkhauser Tefft of Cortland; and Martin Tefft and wife Kristi Adams Tefft of South Otselic. Also surviving are many, many grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and two sisters-in-law: Lydia Bowers Tefft of Rome, and Grace Slater Tefft of Catskill. Besides his parents and both wives, Short was predeceased by his sisters Lela, Julia, Lillian, Mildred, Irene, and Wanda, and by his brothers, Henry, Howard, Bernard, Spencer, Clinton, Frank, and Franklyn.
Funeral services for Short will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Brandon, pastor of the North Pharsalia Bible Church, will officiate. Interment with full military rites will be at a later date in the Wayside Rest Cemetery of Pharsalia Hook. Friends may call at the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Otselic Valley Family Health Center at P. O. Box 90, South Otselic, NY, 13155, Attn: Medication Fund.
OXFORD - Robert S. Morley, 77, of State Highway 220, Oxford, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001 at Rivermede Manor, Binghamton. He was born on Sept. 15, 1923 in Hancock, the son of Walter and Carlotta (Hulbert) Morley. On Aug. 8, 1948 in North Fenton, he married Gladys Camp, who survives.
Besides his wife, Gladys, Bob is survived by his children: Brenda and Vinnie Manucci of Oxford; Barbara Parks of Smithville Flats; Ronald and Laureen Morley of McDonough; Kenneth Morley of McDonough; William and Anita Morley of Deposit; and Vernon and Becky Morley of Elgin, S.C.; his brothers: George Morley of Oregon; Ralph Morley of Oneonta; and Alston Morley of Endwell. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
Bob was a veteran of World War II and a life member of the Fort Hill Post 376 American Legion of Oxford. He was also a member of the Oxford Lions Club. He retired from the Community Work Shop in Norwich, where he was a transportation coordinator. He enjoyed playing music for many banquets, weddings and especially at The Silo Restaurant for over 20 years. He enjoyed woodworking.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Behe Funeral Home, Oxford, with Rev. Philip Thorick, pastor of the Oxford United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Oxford.
Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, Oxford, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
NORWICH - June S. Bonnell, 66, of 8 Brown St., Norwich, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City.
Born in Salona, Pa. on June 17, 1934, she was the daughter of Paul M. and Ida (Rachau) Schaeffer. She spent her early years in Bellefonte, Pa. and graduated from Bellefonte High School with the class of 1952. She began her career as an operator with the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania and continued in that career with the Chenango & Unadilla Telephone Company after moving to Norwich in 1961. Later, she was a secretary for Edwin C. Parkhill in his interior decorating business.
She was a member of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norwich. She was also a member of Canasawacta Country Club where she enjoyed many rounds of golf with her friends.
On May 15, 1953, in Bellefonte, she married Robert L. Bonnell. He died on June 3, 1991. She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Mason and her husband Phillip and a son, Dewey Bonnell and his wife Patricia, all of Norwich; four grandchildren, Brian, Rick and Sarah Bonnell and Bonnie Mason, also of Norwich; three sisters and two brothers, all living in Bellefonte: Ruth Tice, Myrabelle Spearly and Rosaline Corl, Donald and Robert Schaeffer. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by three brothers, Victor, Paul and Ned Schaeffer.
A memorial service for Mrs. Bonnell will be held on Monday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Devine-Wilson Memorial Home. There will be no calling hours. Burial will take place in the spring in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of June may be made to the charity of one's choice.