Miscellaneous Chenango County, New York Obituaries


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NORWICH – Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 for Molly Biviano at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Rev. Douglas Cunningham, pastor, celebrated a Mass of Resurrection. 
Mass began with Mrs. Biviano’s husband, Angelo, her sons Edward Biviano and Robert Garito, and his wife Barbara placing the baptismal pall upon the casket. The readings for the Mass were proclaimed by Molly’s niece, Kathy Welch and grand nephew, Johny Huhtala. Niece Marie Galton read the General Intercessions. Edward Biviano and Robert and Barbara Garito presented the offertory gifts, and Kathy Welch served as Eucharistic Minister. Barbara Garito read a poem on behalf of Molly. 
George Zieno was the altar server. Offering musical tribute were organist Susan Ticknor and vocalist Bertha DeFonzo. 
On Thursday evening at the Wilson Funeral Home, Mary Ann Bodiot led the family in praying the Rosary. 

NORWICH – Funeral services for Lynn Mowers were held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002 at 11 a.m. from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Rebekah Sweet, pastor of the Broad Street United Methodist Church, officiated.
Interment will take place at a later date in the Union Cemetery of McDonough.

NORWICH – Edith C. Erickson, age 73, of Tawas City, Mich., and formerly of the Norwich area, died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2002. 
She was born in Jenison Station, N.Y. near Bainbridge, on Aug. 6, 1929, to Roy J. and Ora (Pinney) Cullen. She graduated from Sidney High School in 1947, and married Donald E. Erickson in July of 1950. 
After settling in South Plymouth, Mrs. Erickson was active in the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the Perry Browne P.T.A., the Eta Epsilon Sorority, and was a founding member of the Town and Country Garden Club. She worked for years in the business office of the Chenango Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Erickson is survived by her children, Edward (Melanie) Erickson of Norwich; Ann (Robert) Griffin of Waterbury Center, Vt.; David (Anne) Erickson of Long Beach, Calif.; Gordon (Dolly) Erickson of Cartersville, Ga.; and Elizabeth (Bruce) Clarisse of Tawas City, Mich. She had 11 grandchildren. 
Her parents, her brothers Charlie and Howard Cullen, and her sister Marion predeceased her. 
Internment will take place in the spring/summer of 2003 at the Riverside Cemetery in Oxford, with a graveside service planned at that time. 
The family requests memorials in her name be made to the American Lung Association.

HAMILTON – Marilyn Eunice (Storms) McAllister, 63, of East Main Street, Morrisville, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at her home.
Born on Dec. 19, 1938 in Rome, she was a daughter of John Elwin and Eunice Ruby (Kimball) Storms, and attended local schools.
She had worked for the Convenience Food Mart, which later became Bonfare, and then Stewart’s Shops in Morrisville. Most recently she was a secretary for the Green Thumb, HUD office in Morrisville.
Surviving are four daughters, Jennie L. Clay and her companion Kenneth Merriman of Hamilton, Mary L. and Kenny Miller of Morrisville, Joyce D. and Brian Marchetti of Madison, and E. Amy Perry of Morrisville; her son, Richard McAllister of Oneida; and several grandchildren, Becky, Valarie and Michelle House, Billie Jo Clay, Mary Ann Rhoades, Brian Clay, Frederick Jr., Kori Lee and Shelbi Lyn Warner, Alexander (Martin) Marchetti, and Sierra Mae and Makenzi Lyn.
Also surviving are five great-grandchildren; two sisters, H. Gail and Anton Reichinger of Ilion, and Raylene and Roy Crossway of Hamilton; two brothers, Daniel D. Storms of Ilion, and John R. and Katherine Storms of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her special friend, Anthony Shelna of Cazenovia.
She was predeceased by a son, Martin M. McAllister, and a daughter, Heidi J. McAllister House.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in the Madison Street Cemetery, Hamilton.
Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

SHERBURNE – Lloyd L. Fowler Sr., 63, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002 at his home in Handsome Brook Estates.
He was born on Oct. 7, 1939, a son of Richard and Pauline Brown Fowler.
He grew up in the South Otselic and Georgetown areas, where he worked with his father on the home farm. He also worked at Oberdorpher Foundries for several years before becoming disabled in 1977.
He had been active in several churches over the years, including the Mallory Baptist Church of Mallory, the Norwich Assembly of God and the United Methodist Church of Sherburne.
He lived with his parents for several years before his marriage to Theresa, who survives.
Also surviving are three children, Lloyd Jr., Heather Kelly and Susan Ramsdell of Georgetown; two brothers, Harold of Palm Bay, Fla., and Donald of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister of Central Square; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. from the Wm. W. Kehoe Funeral Home, Sherburne.
Viewing hours are from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the spring.
Arrangements are by the Wm. W. Kehoe Funeral Home.

NORWICH – Dorothy Caglos, 86, a resident of the Gilmour Health Care Facility since 1995 and a former resident of Preston Manor and Bainbridge, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2002 at the Gilmour Health Care Facility.
Dorothy was born on July 12, 1916 in Baltimore, Md., the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Hooker) Moore. At the age of five, Dorothy moved with her family to the New York City area, where she lived for many years before coming to the Chenango County area. While living in New York, she was employed as a model for the Macy’s Department Store and enjoyed theater and music. She was married to Arsitisdis Caglos, who passed away on Feb. 17, 1953.
Dorothy has no known survivors, but her family are her friends at the Gilmour Health Care Facility and Preston Manor.
Funeral services for Dorothy will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Beverly Butler, chaplain of the Gilmour Health Care Facility, will officiate. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Norwich.

OXFORD – Beverley G. Borthwick, 67, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at the New York State Veterans’ Home in Oxford.
Born on Aug. 17, 1935 in Syracuse, she was the daughter of Charles and Irene (Weckworth) Graves.
She was married to Donald Borthwick on May 17, 1958 in Smyrna. He predeceased her in June 2002.
She was a former resident of Smyrna, Unadilla, Harpursville and Chiefland, Fla.
She was a former employee of TACO, Inc. of Sherburne, NBT Bank of Norwich and the Mead Corp. of Sidney.
While a resident of Smyrna, she was an active member of the Smyrna Fire Department Auxiliary and the Girl Scouts, and participated in many bowling leagues.
Surviving her are her adopted son, Bryan Young of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Jeannette Brown of Sherburne; her brothers, Charles Graves of North Carolina and William Graves of North Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Westcott Funeral Home, 123 Main St., Unadilla, with the Rev. Mary Ann Linder, pastor of the Guilford United Methodist Church, officiating.
Friends may call this evening from 5 to 7 at the funeral home, when the family will be in attendance.
Burial will be later in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home, Unadilla.

NORWICH – Nancy Brown Gordon went to be with the Lord on Nov. 29, 2002 as a result of complications from bypass surgery.
She is survived by her husband, Neil B. Gordon of Leonardstown, Md., her son. Leo H. Gordon, his wife Joelle and their children, Travis and Carly. A daughter, Holly Gordon Ollom and her husband, Jeff Ollom and their daughter, Felicia. She is also survived by her two brothers: James H. Brown of Chatham, Mass. and Timothy C. Brown of Norwich, and her sisters, Louanna Watt of Seattle, Wash., Clara Cox of St. Paul, Minn. and Sylvia Adam of Atlanta, Ga. Two aunts, numerous nieces, nephews grand nieces and grand nephews. 
She is predeceased by her older sister, Carolyn Prouty, as well as her parents, J. Howard and Helen B. Brown.
Nancy was born to Howard and Helen Brown on June 27, 1935 in Oneonta. She attended elementary school in Unadilla. In 1947 her family moved to King Settlement, outside Norwich. Nancy attended Norwich High School, graduating in 1953. She then completed the requirements for practical nursing before marrying Neil Gordon on Dec. 18, 1954. Her married life took her to Leonardstown, Md. where her husband worked at Patuxent Naval Base. 
In addition to raising her children, she worked part-time in the schools as a substitute nurse. She taught Sunday school for many years despite her growing blindness from diabetes. She loved working in her garden, often-submitting vegetables and flowers for competition at the county fair. 
A memorial service in her memory will be held on Jan. 4, 2003 at Saysf Chapel, Rue Purchase Road, Lexington Park, Md. Gifts in her memory may be given to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.

NORWICH – Lena E. Tucker, 84, long time area resident and most recently of Barnes St. Norwich passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 12, 2002 in the New York State Veterans’ Home of Oxford.
Lena was born in Cuyler and grew up in the Kirk area where she attended their local school. Moving from Kirk to Pidgeon Hill, Lena and her family ran a farm on Pidgeon Hill. She had formerly worked for TACO in Sherburne, the Berglas Factory in Norwich and for a period of 18 years for Dr. Reese on his farm in Earlville. Prior to her retirement Lena was the custodian for the North Norwich Town Hall.
A loving and giving person Lena always enjoyed being with people, especially her grandchildren, and enjoyed socializing with all she knew. She also loved her animals, which was evident by her working on the farms, and also enjoyed a good game of pitch.
Born Sept. 15, 1918 in Cuyler, she was the daughter of William and Belle (Nicholson) Frazier.
Lena is survived by her daughters; Mary Burlingame of Norwich and Marie Monroe of South Plymouth. Her grandchildren: Cheryl Johnston of Everett, Wash., Cynthia Grover of Foley, Ala., Ward Monroe of Norwich, JoAnn Cunningham of Unadilla, Marjorie Hackett of South Plymouth, Bruce Monroe of Plymouth, Kevin Monroe, Ruth Ann Marks Randy Monroe and Jeff Monroe all of South Plymouth. Also surviving are 30 great-grandchldren, eight great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Lena was predeceased by her daughter Edith Tucker, her sisters Mae and Anna, her brother Scott Frazier, her son-in-law Llewellyn Monroe and grandchildren Beverly Knapp and Steven Monroe.
Funeral services for Lena will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Brandon, pastor of the North Pharsalia Bible Church, will officiate. lnterment will be at a later date in the Sherburne West Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chenango County SPCA, 6160 County Rd.32, Norwich, NY 13815.

OXFORD – James Robert Potts, 94, of Oxford, formerly of Westbrookville, Wells and Kings Park, died on Dec. 12, 2002 following a long and full life. 
He was born on Jan. 31, 1908 in Spring House, Pa., the son of the late Julius W. and Blennie E. (Bolles) Potts.
He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Colleen and Frank DeLise of Kings Park, and Roberta Kerekes of Middle Island; his sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Glenna Potts of Oxford, and James and Jeanne Potts of Smithtown. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Janice, Fern, Todd, Scott, Blyden, Timothy, Shannon, Erin, Courtney, James, and Jonathan and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wives, Vera C. Page, in 1982 and Elsie Skinner Grebeldinger in 1998.
Jim graduated from Athens, Pa. High School in 1925. He served in the Coast Artillery and then with the 29th Engineers, of the U.S. Army from 1929-1935. He worked as a surveyor in the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 1940-1950. He subsequently operated Maple View Dairy in Kings Park from 1952-58. He was employed by the Town of Smithtown as the Town Surveyor from 1958-1973. He was a former member of the Kings Park Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member and Past Master of Oxford Lodge #175 F&AM and a member and Past High Priest of Oxford Chapter #254 RAM.
Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. A Masonic Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 8 p.m. The family will receive friends a the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. 
The funeral service will be held at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Westbrookville Cemetery.
At Mr. Potts’ request, please make memorial contributions to either Hospice of Chenango County 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815 or Oxford Lodge #175 F&AM, PO Box 916, Oxford, NY 13830.

GILBERTSVILLE – Florence DuBois, 83, of Copes Corners Road, Gilbertsville, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 12, 2002, at her residence.
Born on Oct. 17, 1919 in Maspeth, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances Booth Hamilton.
She is survived by three sons, Phillip of New York, New York, Arthur Paul DuBois of South New Berlin and Clifford DuBois of Utica; four daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine DuBois of New Mexico, Frances Whedon of Vernon, Rosemary and Frank Arnold of El Paso, Texas, and Florence and William Lowe of Sidney; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Terry Hamilton of Maspeth; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mildred York of Maspeth, and Carol and Miles Limerick of Ohio.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur DuBois.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Memorial gifts in her name may be directed to the Gilbertsville Fire Department, Gilbertsville.

NORWICH – Mrs. Susan M. Collins, 43, of North Mulligan Road, Sherburne, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at her home.
Born on April 13, 1959 in Bronx, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah Golden.
She graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx, and Fordham University.
On Feb. 13, 1981 in Riverdale, she was united in marriage to Michael P. Collins.
She was a certified public accountant and partner for the firm of Cwynar & Company of Norwich.
Surviving are her husband, Mike; a son, Michael P. Collins of Sherburne; a daughter, Sally B. Collins of Sherburne; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Michael and Anne Marie Golden of Bronx, Patrick and Kathy Golden of Monroe, and Martin Golden of Bronx; her mother-in-law, Florence Collins of Bronx; and several nieces, nephews and in-laws.
A brother, James Golden, predeceased her.
The funeral will be held on Monday at 10:15 a.m. from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne, and at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Church, Wylie Street, Hamilton, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Friends are invited and may call on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

EARLVILLE – Pauline Baker Eaves, 74, of Lebanon Road, Earlville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at her home.
Born on June 21, 1928 in Norwich, she was a daughter of George W. Sr. and Clara Stebbins Baker, and attended local schools.
On Sept. 23, 1946 in Earlville, she was united in marriage to Scott E. Eaves.
She was a homemaker and assisted her husband in the operation of their dairy farm “Eavestead” until their retirement.
She was a member of the Flat Broke Club. She was a sportswoman who was an avid snowmobiler in the 1970s, and received many trophies in competition. She also loved to hunt and fish.
Surviving are her husband, Scott; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca L. and David Burgess of Earlville, and Jennifer and Franz Scharman of Bouckville; a son and daughter-in-law, Blaine and Barbara Eaves of Earlville; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and William McEligot of Sherburne; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Doris Stanton in 1982, Marjorie Roberts in 1984 and Laura Russell in 1996; and a brother, George W. “Pete” Baker Jr. in 1996.
Services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville.
Spring burial will be in the Graham Cemetery, Hubbardsville.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Earlville Fire Department, Earlville, NY 13332.

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Mr. Robert William Harrold, 67, of 510 Kent Road, died at his home Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville with the Rev. Thomas Midyette and the Rev. Charles Dupree officiating. Burial will follow immediately in the St. Paul’s columbarium.
Mr. Harrold, a native of Ellenburg Depot, attended Norwich University and graduated from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, where he received both his BS and MS degrees. He did additional graduate work at Columbia University. He served in the US Army Signal Corps from 1955 to 1958. For 32 years he was active as a New York State educator, beginning as a teacher and supervisor, and for 24 years served as the Assistant District Superintendent of Schools in a large area spanning four counties in upstate New York. In that capacity, he was responsible for occupational education, special education, and teacher certification for 18 school districts. He had an active role in the building and operation of two large educational centers, which continue to serve the diverse needs of regular and adult students. In June 1992, the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES Board of Education named the Western Delaware Education Campus the “Robert W. Harrold Education Campus” in his honor.
Mr. Harrold moved to Greenville in July 1992 and in his retirement had worked at Sunshine Garden Center. He was an active member of St. Paulís Episcopal Church and had served as Junior Warden of the church. He regularly volunteered to serve meals at the Greenville Homeless Shelter and had assisted in several landscaping projects for Habitat for Humanity. He also assisted in the start-up of the Oakwood School.
Surviving him are his wife of 32 years, Mary Lou Dexter Harrold, and their children: Scott William Harrold and wife, Shirlee, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Mark Robert Harrold of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Douglas Dexter Mugglin and wife, Carol, of Heath, Ohio; Craig Andrew Mugglin of Tallahassee, Fla.; James Hoston III and wife, Diane, of Brooklyn, and Edward Gilbertson of Yadkinville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Betty Ann Harrold and husband, William, of Arkport.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at the Harrold home in Greenville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Organ Fund, 401 E. 4th St., Greenville, NC 27858.

NORTH PHARSALIA – Alfred Thompson Sr., 73, of North Pharsalia, passed away early this morning, Dec. 13, 2002 at his home in North Pharsalia.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be published in the Monday edition of The Evening Sun.
Arrangements are by the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. 

SHERBURNE - Robert J. Case, 87, of Pleasant Valley Road, Sherburne, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
Born on Oct. 10, 1915 in Holmesville, he was a son of the late Ira and Pearl Abers Case. He received his education in Holmesville and South New Berlin Schools.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942-1946 as an airplane mechanic.
On Aug. 27, 1986 in Unadilla, he was united in marriage to the former Vivian Thornton Hicks. She passed away on March 25, 2001.
He was employed by the Norwich Wire Works Co. until his retirement in 1972.
Robert was well known for making banjos, mandolins, and steam engines and boats, a craft which he truly enjoyed. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts in early 1930s.
Surviving are a special daughter, Sandra Calvert and husband Richard of Sherburne; his stepchildren, Thomas Hicks and wife Elaine of South Plymouth, and Susie Schryber and husband Howard of South Otselic; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Fran and Walt Kane, and Joyce and Robert Ruling, all of Unadilla; four special grandchildren he raised, Dawn Harris of Sidney Center, Tammie and Dennis James, Victoria and Matthew LaCroce, and Kari and Vinnie LaCroce, all of Sherburne; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Case in 1985; a special little girl, Sheila Hicks in 1963; and a special aunt, Lena Sands.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday evening at 6:30 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne.
Interment will be held in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery, White Store, with full military honors.
Friends are invited and may call Tuesday evening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

NORWICH - Suzanne Bausch, 60, of Reservoir Hill Road, Norwich, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 17, 2003 in the Bassett Hospital of Cooperstown.
Suzanne was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Brooklyn, the daughter of N. Jack and Susan (Ventruella) Slone. While growing up in Brooklyn, she attended and graduated from the Fort Hamilton High School. On Aug. 12, 1961, in Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Brooklyn, she married Francis (Frank) Bausch. 
Following her marriage, Suzanne worked as a secretary for several businesses and also worked in the lab of Brotherhood Winery. But after the birth of her daughter, Suzanne choose to stay at home to raise and care for her, and to experience the joys of motherhood.
In 1988, Frank and Suzanne bought property on Reservoir Hill Road and, in 1990, built their home, which Suzanne truly loved. A great hostess to all who entered her home, she liked cooking, especially pizza, and enjoyed the large blueberry patch on their property.
Suzanne was a devoted and faithful member of St. Paul’s Church, where she was a member of the Parish Council, worked on the church directory, was part of the group of ladies who did the altar care, and was a Eucharistic Minister. She was in the formation of ministry class which, this fall, would have allowed her to be commissioned as a lay minister. She was also the liaison between the Convent and the Rectory, helping to settle in the new Sisters from India, helping them get adjusted to the Norwich community and their new surroundings. Always ready and willing to help others, Suzanne made a point of visiting the sick and the people at the extended care facility at the hospital and area nursing homes, taking them communion on a regular basis.
Having a passion for jewelry, butterflies, and photography, Suzanne would combine all of these hobbies into many special items. Each year she would do a presentation with the students at Holy Family School on the Monarch butterfly and caterpillar, and the yearly transformation of the caterpillar from cocoon to butterfly. Her artistic flair led her to the painting of fingernails with butterflies, and making many jewelry items which were displayed in the window of Treasures from the Attic in downtown Norwich, where she also worked part time. She was an avid supporter and volunteer of the Northeast Classic Car Museum.
It can easily be said that Suzanne was truly the Ambassador of Goodwill in the community which she was proud to call her home.
Suzanne is survived by her husband Francis (Frank) Bausch; her daughter and her husband, Deanna and Robert Neilan; and her grandson Bryan Neilan, all of Norwich.
A Mass of Resurrection for Suzanne will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from St. Paul’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Douglas Cunningham officiating. Interment will be at a later date in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Suzanne’s memory may he made to Holy Family School, 17 Prospect St., Norwich; or to St. Paul’s Church, 30 Pleasant St., Norwich.

NORWICH - Funeral services for Clark Connelly were held on Friday afternoon at 1 from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. James Vargo, pastor of St. Luke’s Church of Sidney, officiated.
Interment will be at a later date in the Morrisville Cemetery.

NORWICH - Leona J. “Lee” (Kott) Swift of Amblerville passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 at Valley View Manor Nursing Home in Norwich. 
Born April 11, 1931 in Great Meadows, N.J., she was the daughter of Joseph and Julia (Wicki) Kott. She spent her early years in Great Meadows and graduated from Hackettstown, N.J. High School. Following her schooling she worked at several jobs before her marriage. On Sept. 12, 1953 in St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Great Meadows, she married Kenneth W. Swift, who survives. Lee began raising her family and also helped in the family businesses at Stewart’s Root Beer Stand in Washington, N.J. and the Swift Brothers leather business. After moving to Amblerville in 1972, she was a Certified Nursing Aide, caring for several local people. She was an avid gardener and was well known for the vegetables and pumpkins she sold at her roadside stand next to her home. 
She was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Norwich and of the Fortnightly Study Group, a civic group in South New Berlin. 
Lee is survived by her husband, Ken, of Amblerville and two sons and their wives: Kevin and Julie Swift of South New Berlin and Joseph and Martha Swift of Sarasota, Fla.; two daughters: Kathy Swift of Norwich and Susan Carr and her husband Dennis of Oneonta; nine grandchildren: Kristin and Ryan Deady, Christopher, Zachary, Matthew and Colte Swift and Josh, Chad and Chelsea Carr. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Joseph Kott and a sister, Mildred Cox. 
Funeral services for Lee will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. from the Wilson Funeral Home in Norwich. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the spring in Riverside Cemetery in South New Berlin. 
Contributions in memory of Lee may be made to the South New Berlin Emergency Squad, South New Berlin, NY 13843. 
Messages of condolence may be sent to the Swift family at: www.wilsonfh.com.

NORWICH - William J. Beltz, 70, of Silver Street, Norwich, and life-long Norwich resident, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 19, 2003 at his home.
A Norwich native, Bill spent his entire life in Norwich and was born February 16, 1932, the son of John and Florence (Litts) Beltz. On Sept. 11, 1955, in Norwich, he married Rosalyn Hitchcock. Bill had attended the Norwich schools, graduating with the class of 1950. Following his education, he worked for a short period of time for Bennett-Ireland before he entered the United States Air Force, where he served his country during the Korean War. Returning home, he briefly returned to work for Bennett-Ireland and then became employed by the Borden Ice Cream Co. in Norwich, where he worked as a truck driver and freezer attendant for over 20 years, until the plant closed. Bill then gained employment with Bendix Corp. of Sidney and its successor, Allied Amphenol, where he worked as a machinist for 15 years before retiring in 1994.
Bill was a man who never sat idle. Over the years, he was active in the local Boy Scouts, as a scout himself in his younger years and eventually as the Leader of Troop #63. Active in Senior programs, he was involved in the 60+ as a driver, and enjoyed playing cards; he also drove for the Meals on Wheels program. A devoted member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Norwich, he had been an usher for the church for many years and was also a Sunday School teacher.
Bill enjoyed his hunting and fishing, and was an avid collector of coins and mugs.
Bill is survived by his wife Rosalyn of Norwich; his children: Bruce W. Beltz of Norwich, June M. Kata and her husband Stanley of Endicott, Mark Beltz and his wife Linda of Attleboro, Mass., Paul Beltz and his wife Karolyn of Norwich, and Joan Brooks and her husband Len of Norwich; and by his grandchildren: Daniel, Joel and Andrew Kata; Andrea, Elisa, Luke and Courtney Beltz; Elijah, Jonah and Micah Beltz; and Jennifer, Kyle and Ryan Brooks. Also surviving are his brothers, David Beltz and his wife Rosemary of Norwich, and Edward Beltz and his wife Doris of Alabama. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Bill will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Calvary Baptist Church of Norwich. The Rev. Brian Conover, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be at a later date in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Norwich.
Friends may call at the Calvary Baptist Church in Norwich on Wednesday from noon until the time of the service at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 75 Calvary Drive, Norwich, NY 13815; or to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 1381 S.
Arrangements are by the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home of Norwich.

SOUTH NEW BERLIN - Matthew Edward Miers, 32, of South New Berlin passed away accidentally on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at his home.
Born Oct. 6, 1970 in Norwich, Matt was the son of John and Susan (Lathrop) Miers. He attended Norwich schools until 10th grade and then graduated from South New Berlin Central School with the Class of 1989. Matt then attended SUNY Morrisville where he learned his trade. He was self-employed as a professional livestock hoof trimmer. His services were always in great demand by many local farmers.
Matt was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and of the Sons of the American Legion in Norwich. He was also a member of the Wolf Pack, a group of four-wheeler enthusiasts. Matt will be remembered for his great love of animals, dirt bikes, four-wheelers and snowmobiles. He loved all people and especially enjoyed boating on Chenango Lake.
Matt is survived by his loving companion, Shanee Vidler of South New Berlin; his parents, Susan Miers of Norwich and John Miers of Chenango Lake; and his sister, Carrie Miers LaCoe of Endicott. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles: Ed and Mary Lathrop of Springville, Pa., Fred and Sally Miers of Norwich, Jim and Judy Miers of Superior, Colo. and Tom and Pati Miers of Naperville, Ill.; cousins Nancy, Judy, Mindy and Craig Lathrop and Pete, Steve, Doug, Kathy, Jennie, Becky, Sarah and Jonathan Miers. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Eddie. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Charles and Elinor Miers and Ralph and Lila Lathrop and a cousin, Todd Lathrop.
Memorial services for Matt will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. There will be no calling hours. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will take place in the spring in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Because of Matt’s great love of animals, the family asks that contributions in his memory be made to the SPCA.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to Matt’s family at wilsonfh.com.

SHERBURNE - Mrs. Idabell Story Bunn, 90, of East Street North, Sherburne, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton.
Born on May 22, 1912 in Wyoming, she was a daughter of Isaac and Anna Rossman Story.
She was a graduate of Fulton High School, with advanced studies in art.
Idabell was united in marriage to Donald E. Lamphear who passed away in 1985.
On Jan. 10, 1987, she was married to Henry C. Bunn at the Nichols Memorial Church in Old Forge.
She had been a resident in Fulton for many years, moving to California for nine years and then to Old Forge, before moving to Sherburne in 1987.
She was a bookkeeper for her husband, Don’s auto dealership, Lamphear Motors in Fulton, and later was a file clerk at the SealRite Corp. in Fulton.
Idabell was a member of the Nichols Memorial Church in Old Forge. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star 631 of Sherburne and the Norwich Garden Club.
Surviving are her husband, Henry; two sons and daughters-in-law: Alan and Thelma Lamphear of Whitesboro, and Fay Donald and Marylou Lamphear of San Antonio, Texas; a son-in-law and daughter-in-law; Charles and Julie Hill of Cooperstown; three sisters: Luetta Clark, Rebecca Guiffrida and Mary Southard, all of Fulton; two brothers: Isaac Story of Washington, D.C., and Daniel Story of Virginia; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn Hill on Nov. 6, 1997; a sister, Mabel Powers; and three brothers, Samuel Story, Thomas (Wolever) Story and Rossman Story.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Sherburne.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Old Forge Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 556, Sherburne, NY 13460.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne, NY.

NORWICH - A. Wesley “Wes” Gould, 89, of Urbana, Ohio, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2003 at 5:45 p.m. in the Heartland of Urbana.
Born on Oct. 7, 1913 in North Abington, Mass., he was the son of the late Jay Arthur and Edith Ames (Poole) Gould.
Wes was a 1932 graduate of Abington High School.
He served with the Marine Corps during World War II as a military photographer covering Marine Corps’ history on 21 islands in the Pacific and China. His photo coverage of the Wake Islands surrender of the Japanese was featured in Life and Leatherneck magazines. He retired at the rank of captain after 20 years of active and reserve service with the Marine Corps, New York National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. While serving, Capt. Gould commanded a tank company, an artillery battery and an infantry company. He last served as the public information officer of the 98th Armored Division.
He served as the civil defense director of Chenango County for 15 years and was a reserve deputy sheriff of Chenango County for 10 years. Having been appointed in 1978, Wes served for a number of years as the civil defense director of Champaign County, Ohio, working closely in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Department. His most recent employment was with the KTH Parts Industries, Saint Paris, Ohio, as a security guard.
He was a member of the Covenant Lutheran Church and past commander of Philip Grieser Post 7645 VFW, both of Saint Paris, Ohio. He was the founder, president and a life member of the Champaign County R.E.A.C.T. Team 4517, past president of the board of Champaign County Senior Citizens Center, a member of Harmony Lodge 8 F 7 AM and Chapter 34 Royal Arch Masons, all of Urbana, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Karen (Hess) Gould who he married on Sept. 19, 1970 in Pinellas Park, Fla.; three sons, David Wesley (Dee) Gould of Arnold, Md., Richard Leighton (Carolyn) Gould of Marion, Ohio, and Christopher Wesley Gould of Thailand; four daughters, Patricia Jay (Carl) Evans of La Vergne, Tenn., Carol Linn Gould of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jennifer Dawn Gould of Stuart, Fla., and Karen Ames “Ame” (Phil) Cook of DeGraff; two step-sons, Michael Edward (Diane) Scott of Dayton and Mark Allen Scott of London, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Myrtle M. Garden of Norwell, Mass.; one brother, Richard David Gould of Weymouth, Mass.; and a special friend, Jim Schlabach of Urbana, Ohio.
He was predeceased by his parents, and two brothers, Charles and Elmer Gould, both formerly of Florida.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Covenant Lutheran Church, 103 South Church St., Saint Paris, Ohio, with the Rev. Gerald Anderson and Rev. William Turner officiating.
Wes’ remains will then be cremated with inurnment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Covenant Lutheran Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 904 Scioto St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, Saint Paris, Ohio, is serving the family.

NORWICH - Laura Jane Hollis, a former 50-year resident of Norwich (since 1991 a resident of Andrus Retirement Community in Hastings-on-Hudson) died on Jan. 15, 2003. 
She was born in Bedford, Mass. on Nov. 4, 1906, the daughter of John and Hannah Cook. In 1929 she graduated with an RN degree from Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn and, following graduation served as supervisor of the Emergency Room. She met her husband, Dr. John Hollis, at the Methodist Hospital and they were married on Oct. 22, 1932, in New York City. 
She was predeceased by her husband in 1968, and is survived by her daughter Hannah and her husband Dr. Miller Cook and her daughter Hope and her husband David Dingley, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and her brother Raymond Cook. She was also predeceased by two sisters and four brothers. 
Memorial gifts may be directed to the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, 506 Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 or Project Hope, Millwood, VA 22646.

NORWICH - Helen Green, 84 of 143 North Broad St., passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning,, Jan. 21, 2003 at Chenango Memorial Hospital.
Born in Oxford on Dec. 17, 1918, she was the daughter of LaVern and Jane (Brown) Leach. Helen graduated from Greene High School, and then attended beauty school in Binghamton. She was a hairdresser, owning her own business, Dick’s Beauty Salon, which she ran for 45 years.
In 1947 in Norwich, she married Richard E. Green, who passed away on Sept. 30, 1977. Helen is survived by two sisters: Ethel Taranto and Eleanor Charles and her husband Richard, all of Norwich; and a daughter and son-in-law: Jane and Harrison Davis of York, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Peterson.
Helen was a member of St. Paul’s Church and a member and past president of the Ladies of Charity. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and was active in the St. Paul’s and St. Bartholomew’s Golden Agers.
Funeral services for Helen will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church. Friends may call in the Marian Chapel of the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Waterville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Helen maybe made to the charity of your choice.
The arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home.

HAMILTON - A. Sumner Risley of Madison Lane Apartments died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003.
Born on Oct. 8, 1920 in the family home at 11 Wylie St., Hamilton, he was the son of Austin J. and Nellie Beebe Risley. He was a descendant of Mr. Amos Kingsley, one of the 18 founders of Colgate.
He was a businessman for 30 years in the village of Hamilton and was the director of advertising for 11 years at the Mid-York Weekly.
Mr. Risley was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge 120 F&AM Hamilton, and past member of the Rotary Club.
Services will be private and there are no calling hours.
Burial will be in the spring in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton.
Services have been entrusted to the Paul Funeral Home.

SHERBURNE - Justin M. DeCarlo, 24, a Sherburne resident and former Beacon resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, in Syracuse.
Born on May 27, 1978 in Cold Spring, he was the son of William DeCarlo and Cynthia of Beacon, and Barbara Endress and William of Sherburne.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, William Endress and wife Amy of Dazell, S.C., and Corey Endress of Sherburne; two sisters, Megan and Amanda DeCarlo, both of Beacon; one niece, Lorolee Endress; grandparents, Mary and James Sherer, William and Patricia DeCarlo, Robert and Georgana Endress, and Dixie Caron; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by an uncle, Robert Welch; and a grandfather, Robert Welch Sr.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Halvey Funeral Home, 24 Willow St., Beacon.
Interment will follow in Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
Visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
There will be a memorial service in the spring in Sherburne.

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