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Christopher Michael Palmiter
SHERBURNE-Christopher Michael Palmiter, infant son of Jennifer Clum and Adam Palmiter of East Hill Rd., died November 3, 1998 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY.
Surviving are his parents; a brother, Zachiriah K. Palmiter; maternal grandparents, Robert and Deborah Clum of Smyrna; paternal grandparents, Whitney and Jane Palmiter of Sherburne; maternal great grandparents, Herman and Freda Adams of New Berlin, Lovina Clum of Norwich; paternal great grandmother, Donna Palmiter of Sherburne; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, November 7, 1998, in West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne, NY, with Rev. Bruce MacDuffie officiating.
Arrangements are by the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne, NY.

George F. Swetnam
GLENSHAW, PA - George F. Swetnam, 95 years, of Glenshaw Ave., passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999 at the Crouse Community Center, Morrisville, NY.
He was born March 11, 1904 in Hicks Station, OH, the son of William W. and Flora Stafford Swetnam. He married the former Ruth I. Kulamer on December 31, 1936 in Uniontown, PA. She predeceased him in 1989.
Mr. Swetnam led an interesting life as an author, clergyman, commercial photographer, college teacher, hobo, newspaperman, historian, dramatist, and folklorist. He began writing at an early age, and was listed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature while still in high school. After attending the University of South Carolina and the University of Alabama, he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in English. Entering Columbia Theological Seminary, he graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Divinity, scoring the highest grades in Hebrew in the school's 100-year history. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he held pastorates in Alabama and Mississippi, and then received a graduate fellowship from Auburn Theological Seminary, where he received a Master of Theology degree, majoring in Semitic Language. He attended the Hartford Seminary Foundation, where he received his Ph.D. degree in Assyriology. He taught English at the University of Alabama, founded a photographic firm, gave it away, and was a hobo for two years. He claimed to have ridden more freight trains than any other Ph.D. alive.
Following his nomadic period, he edited a weekly newspaper in Tennessee, was managing editor of a daily newspaper in Pennsylvania, and became a columnist and feature writer for the Pittsburgh Press. He authored a dozen books, including a three-volume history of Pittsburgh, and the only history of transportation in Pennsylvania. He co-authored a half-dozen more books, as well as three produced historical dramas. He edited the Keystone Folklore Quarterly for six years, founded the Institute of Pennsylvania Rural Life and Culture, and was a former member of the Pennsylvania Historical Association. He was also a member of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society.
Surviving are a daughter, Anne M. Perry of Hamilton, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Laurel Swetnam of Las Vegas, NV; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Swetnam of Herndon, VA; a brother, Walter Swetnam of Sayre, PA; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, George Swetnam, Jr. in 1996.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM, Monday, May 17, 1999, from the Calvary Episcopal Church, Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the National Wildlife Federation, or to the Crouse Community Center, RD#3 Box 137, Morrisville, NY 13408.
Arrangements are by the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.

Mary M. Huntley
HAMILTON - Mary M. Huntley of Milford St. passed away early Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY, after a brief illness.
She was born in Greenville, SC, and lived in New York City before moving to Hamilton. She was a graduate of Washington Square College of New York University. Mrs. Huntley was associated with Colgate University for 35 years, first in admissions and, until her retirement in 1978, as administrative assistant to the dean of students. During WWII she was associated with the Navy V-7 and V-12 programs at Colgate.
The widow of Walter Gieseke, professor of German at Colgate, she married Lloyd L. Huntley, a 1924 Colgate graduate who, as director of student activities from 1947-67, headed the Colgate Marching Band and was advisor to the Colgate Thirteen. Mr. Huntley was the founder and director in the 1920 and 30's of the popular Isle O'Blues orchestra. He died in 1979.
In 1967, the Salmagundi, Colgate's yearbook, was dedicated to Mrs. Huntley, the first woman to be so honored. She felt this was one of the highest tributes paid to her during her long and happy association with Colgate students. In 1965 she received a Maroon Citation from the Colgate Alumni Corporation, and in 1968 she received an award for service to the university.
Mrs. Huntley is survived by several nieces and nephews, George C. McEachern III of Naples, FL, William D. McEachern of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Margo McEachern of New York City, NY, Mrs. Barbara Glassover of Pompano, FL, Mrs. Doris Hicks of Clearwater, FL, Mrs. Barbara Pijoan of Corrales, NM, the Rev. Stuart Barr of New Philadelphia, OH, the Rev. James M. Barr of Mattituck, NY, Frank H. Barr of Durham, NC, and Dr. E. Byrd Barr of Oldsmar, FL; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor W. McEachern of Fort Lauderdale, FL. She was predeceased by her brother, Dr. George C. McEachern in 1996.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday, April 15, 1999, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY, with Rev. Coleman Brown officiating.
Burial will follow the services in the Colgate Cemetery, Hamilton, NY.
There will be no visiting hours.
Contributions may be made in her memory to Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346.

Dr. Ralph A. Galbraith
LEBANON - Dr. Ralph A. Galbraith, a former Dean of Engineering and Vice President of Syracuse University in the 1950's and 1960's, died at home at his farm on October 11. He was 88.
A native of Ash Grove, Missouri, in the Ozarks, he graduated from the University of Missouri and received his PhD. from Yale University. Dr. Galbraith served on the electrical engineering faculties of the University of Missouri, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta before coming to Syracuse University in 1946. During World War II, he was on the faculty of a special school at MIT, training Allied military officers in the use of radar. For the following two decades, he continued as a consultant and group leader in projects for the Department of Defense.
At Syracuse University, Dr. Galbraith rapidly expanded the Electrical Engineering Department to meet postwar industry needs for engineers with advanced degrees. He was pioneer in developing accounting procedures for specifying realistic academic instructional costs when provided by universities to industry and government. As a result of his efforts, industrial firms and government laboratories entered into extended financial partnerships with Syracuse University, leading to the establishment of off-campus graduate centers in Endicott, Poughkeepsie, and Rome, NY. At these centers, initial academic programs in electrical engineering quickly expanded into other engineering fields and other supporting graduate programs.
Dr. Gailbraith moved from the Engineering College to assume broader academic responsibilities as Vice President for Planning, and in 1969-70 he was Acting Provost of the University. He was co-founder of the Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC), and served as president during its early years.
He was appointed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller to the Advisory Council of the Upstate Medical School of SUNY and served in that capacity for 14 years before retiring in 1976. During that period, he co-chaired an intercollege study attempting to integrate the nursing educational programs at Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate. For many years, Dr. Galbraith was also on the Board of Directors of Crouse-Hinds Corporation, in addition to serving as a consultant to a variety of federal agencies, mostly in security-classified projects.
Since his retirement from Syracuse University he has resided on his small farm in Lebanon, Madison County. He is survived by his children, Susan and David Galbraith; his grandchildren, Laura Waterstripe and Robert Galbraith; and a loving team of helpers. His wife, the former Ruth Gorton, predeceased him on January 7, 1999.
There will be no funeral services and no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.

Hazel E. Rosbrook Preston
EATON - Mrs. Hazel E. Rosbrook Preston, 79 years, of Route 26, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at her home.
She was born September 19, 1920 in West Eaton, NY, the daughter of George and Inez Seeley Bulkley. She was a graduate of Georgetown High School and had attended Cortland State College. On September 19, 1938, Hazel married Abner Rosbrook in Georgetown. He predeceased her on February 17, 1974. On September 19, 1979, she married Robert Preston in Georgetown. Mrs. Preston had worked in the payroll office of SUNY Morrisville until her retirement.
Mrs. Preston was a member of the First Baptist Church of Georgetown. She was a past member of the DAR and the Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Preston of Eaton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond G. Rosbrook of Hatch Lake, LaMonte W. and Faith Rosbrook of Richmond, KY; a step-daughter and her husband, Diane and Dan Sacco of Watertown; a brother-in-law, Charles (Pete) Cuney of Eaton; 5 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Marie and August Herboldt of West Eaton. She was predeceased by a sister, Marie A. Cuney.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, October 16th, from the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St. Morrisville.
Burial was in Hawk Cemetery, Georgetown.
Contributions may be made to SEVAC (Smithfield-Eaton Volunteer Ambulance Corps), Eaton, NY 13334.

Amelia E. Turner
GALILEE, PA - Amelia E. Turner, age 93, a lifelong resident of Galilee, PA, passed away Saturday, October 9, 1999, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, NY.
She was born in Callicoon, NY, the daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Kiem) Diehl. She married the late William Turner on January 17, 1926. She was a member of the Galilee Methodist Church and also a member of the Ladies Aid Association of the Church.
She made her profession as a school teacher teaching 20 years in a one room school in Galilee and then finishing her career teaching 1st grade for Wayne Highlands School District where she later retired.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Kimberly Turner of Morrisville, NY; her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Jim McWhorter of Greenwood, SC; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband William in 1983; 2 brothers, Fred Diehl of Damascus and John Diehl of Tyler Hill; 2 sisters, Charlotte Hawley of Lookout and Helen Rutledge of Abrahamsville; and 4 grandchildren, John and Juliet Turner and John and Kathleen Erhardt.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home in Narrowsburg, NY. Interment was held at the Hillside Cemetery in Damascus on October 12, 1999.

Sylvan L. Schroer
BERKSHIRE, NY - Mr. Sylvan L. Schroer, 73 years, of Jewett Hill Rd., formerly of North Main St., Earlville, passed away Sunday, October 17, 1999, at his home.
He was born October 27, 1925 in Ressaler, IN, the son of Mark and Louise Bernardin Schroer. He was educated in Earlville schools, and served in the US Army during WWII. On June 14, 1947, he married the former Leona Jarvis in Georgetown, NY. She predeceased him on November 20, 1988. Mr. Schroer was a machinist at Bendix Corporation in Sidney, NY, until his retirement. He had also worked for GLA in Norwich, NY, was a school bus driver for the Sherburne-Earlville Central School for several years, and was a substitute mail carrier for a short time.
Mr. Schroer was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Sherburne; the American Legion Post #236 of Earlville for 43 years; and was a former member of the I.O.O.F. of Earlville.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Sylvan Jr. and Pamela Schroer of Berkshire; a sister, Caroline Thayer of Florida; one brother, Keith Schroer of New Berlin; four grandsons, Paul Schroer of WA, Scott Schroer and his wife Hazel of FL, Mark Schroer of Berkshire and Kirk Schroer of AZ; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by a great granddaughter, Daisey Schroer of Florida who was born on October 8, 1999.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 1 PM from the Burgess Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, NY.
Burial will be in the Willcox Cemetery, Smyrna, NY.

Remonia E. Charles
HAMILTON - Mrs. Remonia E. Charles, 82 years, of Hill Road, passed away Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY.
She was born December 3, 1916 in Lowville, NY the daughter of William and Iola Olmstead, and was a graduate of Hamilton High School. On June 30, 1934, Remonia was married to Julius F. Charles in Hamilton. He predeceased her on September 19, 1976. Mrs. Charles had worked in the business office at Community Memorial Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of the Park United Methodist Church of Hamilton.
Surviving are a daughter, Jill Smith of Morrisville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Beverly Charles of Bolivar, NY; David and Denise Charles of Monticello, IN; a sister-in-law, Ruth Bennett of New York Mills, NY; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM Thursday, October 21, 1999, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.
Burial will be in the Hamilton Center Cemetery, Hamilton, NY.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Community Memorial Hospital, I.C.U., 150 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346.

Edith R. Trass
GEORGETOWN - Mrs. Edith R. Trass, 89 years, of Route 26, passed away Sunday, October 17, 1999 at her home.
She was born July 12, 1910 in Oneonta, NY, the daughter of Clyde and Cora Coulter Tripp. She was a graduate of Oneonta High School and the Oneonta Normal School. She taught school in Georgetown for many years and was the school treasurer. On June 27, 1936, Edith married Floyd D. Trass in Oneonta. He predeceased her on October 7, 1989.
Mrs. Trass was a member of the First Baptist Church of Georgetown, where she was a member of the Willing Workers, and held several offices. She served on the Georgetown School Board and was a member of the Georgetown Senior Citizens and the Georgetown Historical Society.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Neal and Janice Trass of Georgetown; Sherman and Sandra Trass of Meridale, NY; five grandchildren and their spouses, William and Kristie Trass of Greene, NY; Stephen and Melissa Trass of Earlville, NY; Darin Trass of Little Tupper Lake, NY; Stuart Trass of Meridale, NY; Stephanie and Patrick McCann of Franklin, NY; four great grandchildren, Alex and Adrienne Trass of Greene, NY: Patrick and Shelby McCann of Franklin, NY; Lydia Trass of Earlville; Brian and Andrea Trass of Boonville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Edna Tripp.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 from the First Baptist Church, Georgetown, NY.
Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Georgetown, NY.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church, Box 300, Georgetown, NY 13072.
Arrangements are by Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville, NY.

Grenavere Stanley Todd
HAMILTON ? Mrs. Grenavere Stanley Todd, 93, of Payne St., passed away early Friday morning, April 28, 2000, at her home.
Gwen Todd was born August 15, 1906 in New London, NH, the eldest daughter of Horace C. and Lura Gay Stanley. She graduated from Colby Academy in New London in 1924, and became the first in her family to attend college. She graduated from Smith College in 1928. After marrying Robert E. Todd on July 2, 1932, they settled in Cambridge, MA, where Gwen became Assistant to the Principal of the Buckingham School from 1930-34. From 1934-38, she worked in the Personnel Office at Radcliff College, also in Cambridge. The Todds moved to Hamilton in 1937, when Bob took a position at Colgate University, and they had resided there ever since.
Grenavere Stanley Todd

He predeceased her on June 16, 1986. Gwen became involved in the life of Hamilton when she co-founded the Chenango Nursery School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton, where she had served as chairperson of the Board of Trustees, as well as Treasurer, and was a member of the choir for many years. Very active in civic matters, she was the past president of the League of Women voters, and a member of the New York State Democratic Committee. She was honored as volunteer of the Year by the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and received the Hamilton Rotary Club Roses for the Living award. Gwen was an active member of the Fortnightly Club, and was the chairperson of the Regional Red Cross Blood Program. She also served as treasurer of the Mohawk Valley Smith Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Ellen Todd of Clinton, NY, and Catherine Todd of Burlington, VT; a son, William Collins Todd of San Mateo, CA; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4 PM Saturday, May 6, 2000, at the First Baptist Church, Broad St., Hamilton, NY.
Burial will be in Colgate University Cemetery, Hamilton, NY.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church Organ Fund, Hamilton, NY 13346.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.

Yvonne Paul
HAMILTON ­ Yvonne Paul, 62 of Madison St. passed away Saturday, April 22, 2000 at the Katherine Luther Nursing Home, Clinton, NY. She was born in Oneida, NY on January 25, 1938 a daughter of Lewis and Gladys Jones Hatch and was a graduate of Madison High School.
On December 22, 1956 in Madison, NY she was united in marriage to Philip Paul. Mr. Paul passed away in 1972. She later married Wayne Chapman who predeceased her in 1993. Mrs. Paul was employed by Abbott’s Big M, Morrisville, NY and had worked as a bookkeeper for Wayne’s Bay Masonry, Williamsburg, VA, a company owned by her late husband. She lived in Williamsburg, VA from 1979 until moving back to this area in 1994. She was of the Methodist Faith and a past member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna and Ken Chapman of Eaton, NY, Denise Paul of Cazenovia, NY; three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Joni Paul of Bouckville, NY, David and Cathy Paul of Virginia, and Dean and Lori Paul of Tennessee; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Madeline and James Cossette of Hamilton, NY, Naydene and Murray Ames of Eaton, NY; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Riley and Sharon Hatch of Morrisville, NY and Mark Hatch of Eaton, NY; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Lynn Hatch.
The funeral services were held on Thursday, April 27, 2000 from the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville, NY.
Interment will be in Madison Village Cemetery, Madison, NY.
Contributions may be made to the Lutheran Homes Foundation, Clinton, NY 13323.

Cesaro J. Bono
BOUCKVILLE ­ Mr. Cesaro J. Bono, 74, of Route 20, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2000, following a brief illness, at his home, with his family by his side.
Born December 5, 1925 in Sherburne, NY, he was the son of Joseph and Mary Sgro Bono. He was a lifelong resident of the area, and received his education in local schools. Mr. Bono had worked for Leland Fuel and the Blueox Corp. until his retirement. He was also a self employed dairy farmer. On June 29, 1946, Cesaro was married to the former Beatrice Sinclair in Hamilton. She predeceased him on December 20, 1994.
Mr. Bono was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Hamilton, and the Waterville Fish and Game Club.
Surviving are his mother, Mary Paino of Hamilton; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Lynda Bono of Bouckville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Joseph Battaglia of Clinton, Sandra and Paul (Doug) White of Hamilton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Ann Bono of Bouckville, Anthony and Bonnie Paino of Madison, Andrew and Grace Paino of Hamilton, John and Kathy Paino of Waterville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Althea and George Magnanelli of Bethesda, MD, Treva Pugliese of Clinton, Kenneth and Theresa Sinclair of Utica; his special friend and caregiver, Barbara Dominique of Bouckville; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Bono, step-father, George Paino, step-sister, Rose Elias; and brother-in-law, Harry Sinclair.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, May 1, 2000, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Mary’s Church, Hamilton.
Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hamilton.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.
Mr. Bono’s family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to his caregivers, Mary, Tony, Dawn, Betty, and Sue of Hospice Care; and Bobbie and Donna of Oxford Healthcare.

David C. (Mike) Furner
WATERLOO, NY ­ David C. (Mike) Furner, 54, of Virginia St., Waterloo, formerly of Earlville, NY, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2000, at his home.
Born October 23, 1945 in Earlville, NY, he was the son of Charles and Laura Tarbell Furner, and was a graduate of Earlville High School. On August 2, 1969, David was married to the former Sharon Symonds in Lebanon, NY. Mr. Furner had worked for the Earlville Bleacher Corp. and Valley Electric of Norwich, NY. Most recently, he was a location supervisor for Convenience Stores of Newark Valley, NY. He was of the Episcopal faith, and enjoyed golfing.
Surviving are his fiancee, Mary Ellen Lewis of Waterloo, NY; his mother, Laura Furner of Earlville, NY; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Chad McKee of Geneva, NY, Michelle and John Liotti of Churchville, NY; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Marris Furner, Marcia and Bill Parker all of Earlville, NY, Linda and Jim Wyman of Poolville, NY, Peggy and Fred Zeidner of Eaton, NY; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Allen (Pat) and Debbie Furner, Tim and Jean Furner, and Chuck Furner, all of Earlville, and Larry Furner of Poolville; three grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving are Bonnie, Stephanie and Tom Lewis of Waterloo, NY. He was predeceased by his father, Charles Furner, in 1976, and a grandson, Joshua Liotti, on January 11, 2000.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, May 1, 2000, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, NY.
Burial will be in the Earlville Cemetery.

David G. Sanderson
EARLVILLE — David G. Sanderson, 55, of Fayette St., passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 28, 2000 at his home.
Born January 29, 1945, in New Berlin, NY, he was the son of George S. and Evelyn Parry Sanderson. He was a graduate of Sherburne High School in 1962 and continued his education at Onondaga Community College. In September 1968, Dave was married to the former Nancy Bassett. He had worked for TACO of Sherburne, Chenango Mutual Insurance of Norwich, and Marriott Food Service at Colgate University, Hamilton. He was currently employed at the Colgate Computer Lab and Mr. Ed’s Restaurant in Hamilton. He was also the cook at Camp Kingsley Boy Scout Camp during the summer. Dave was a devoted father, son and brother who enjoyed camping and fishing.
Mr. Sanderson was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Earlville; an active member of the Earlville Volunteer Fire Department; leader and assistant scout master of the Boy Scout Troop #5 of Earlville for many years; and he was very active with the Earlville Senior Citizens Center at the Earlville Community Center. He was a former member of the Sherburne Lions Club and the Sherburne Fire Department.
Surviving are his parents, George and Evelyn Sanderson of Sherburne, NY; two sons, Christopher A. Sanderson of Apache Junction, AZ; and Edward D. Sanderson, of Albany, NY; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Diane and David Bensley of Earlville, and Debra Sanderson of Norwich, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Dean S. and Patricia Sanderson of Towanda, PA; a grandson, Alex Sanderson of Arizona; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a nephew, Brian Sanderson.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 3, 2000 from the Burgess Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, NY, with Rev. David Kleinstuber officiating. Burial was in the West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne, NY.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Earlville Senior Citizens Center, the Earlville Fire Department, Boy Scout Troop #5 of Earlville, or the American Diabetes Association.

Mildred B. Yerton
SHERBURNE — Mrs. Mildred B. Yerton, 80, of Union St., passed away Friday, April 28, 2000, at her home.
Born August 14, 1919 in Sherburne, she was the daughter of Charles and Pearl Jones Brown and was educated in local schools. On September 10, 1936, Mildred was married to Homer (Dutch) L. Yerton in Sherburne. He predeceased her on September 12, 1998. Mrs. Yerton was devoted to her family, who meant everything to her. She had worked as a clerk in several Sherburne grocery stores for 40 years, and enjoyed spending her summers at her camp on Bradley Brook.
Mrs. Yerton was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sherburne, and the Sherburne Fire Department Auxiliary.
Surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Robert and Jane Yerton of Sherburne; Theodore Yerton of Oxford; Marc and Ursula Yerton, Kip and Sandy Yerton, all of Sherburne; sisters-in-law, Cora Yerton and Doris Zigarelli of Utica, Shirley Ward of Bound Brook, NJ; brother-in-law, Hubert Yerton of Utica, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews She was predeceased by a sister, Hazel Coblentz.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2000, from the First United Methodist Church, Chapel St., Sherburne, NY, with Rev. David Kleinstuber officiating. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Sherburne Emergency Squad, or to the First United Methodist Church, Sherburne, NY 13460.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne, NY.

Eleanor L. Jones
GEORGETOWN ­ Mrs. Eleanor L. Jones, 92 years, of East Hill Rd., passed away Sunday, July 30, 2000, at the Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.
Born August 17, 1907 in Peterboro, NY, she was the daughter of James and Minnie Williams Lynch, and attended Peterboro schools. On February 13, 1926 in Canastota, NY, Eleanor was married to Alden Jones. He predeceased her on September 8, 1985. Mrs. Jones was a homemaker, and had lived in the Georgetown area most of her life.
Surviving are a son, Robert Jones of Henderson, NV; a daughter, Wanda C. Ketaily of Seminole, FL; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Dexter and Owen Jones; and a grandson, Steven L. Jones.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, August 3, 2000, from the First Baptist Church, Georgetown, followed by burial in the Hillside Cemetery, Georgetown.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Georgetown Emergency Squad, Georgetown, NY 13072.
Arrangements are by the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville, NY.
John E. Blanchard
SMYRNA — John E. Blanchard, 79 years, of West School Street, passed away early Tuesday morning, August 1, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY.
Born November 5, 1920 in Cincinnatus, NY, he was the son of James Bruce and Florence Cass Blanchard. He was a graduate of Smyrna High School and SUNY Morrisville. John was a veteran of WWII, serving as a pilot in the US Army Air Corps. On July 17, 1948, he was united in marriage to the former Josephine Frances Seymour in Greene, NY. Mr. Blanchard was a life resident of Smyrna, and the owner of Blanchard’s Service Station in Smyrna until his retirement.
Mr. Blanchard was a member of the Smyrna United Methodist Church; a 52 year member of the Fire Department; a charter member of the Smyrna Emergency Squad; and a member of the American Legion Post #876 of Sherburne, NY.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, J. Frances Blanchard; a son, Don Blanchard; a sister and brother-in-law, Caroline and Walter Thompson; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Lee and Meredith Blanchard, and Frances Blanchard, all of Smyrna; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Stewart Blanchard.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 4, 2000 from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne, NY, followed by interment with military honors in West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Smyrna Fire Department or the Smyrna Emergency Squad.

Barbara P. Shaul
HAMILTON ­ Barbara P. Shaul, of John St., passed away Monday, July 31, 2000, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY.
Born in Earlville, NY, she was the daughter of Leon and Margaret Tarbell Palmer (Pete & Peg), and was a graduate of Sherburne Central School in 1951. On July 3, 1952, Barbara married Dean M. Shaul in Sherburne. He predeceased her in 1996. Barbara retired from the Oneida Valley National Bank in 1996, after 29 years of service.
Mrs. Shaul was previously a member of several Fire Department Auxiliaries, as well as a member of Central Sams Travel Trailer Club. She was currently a member of the Women of the Moose, Oneida Lodge #421. In her spare time, she was known to yell “Bingo” quite often. Barb and Dean were avid traveling campers, and spent ten years of seasonal camping at The Landing campground near Sylvan Beach, NY. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark A. and Pamela Shaul of Hubbardsville, and Matthew Shaul of Hamilton; 3 step-grandchildren, Peter, John and Maggie Mayer; a sister, Shirley Gould of Norwich; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Donna Palmer of Port Byron, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, August 3, 2000, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY, followed by interment in the Willcox Cemetery, Smyrna, NY.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Dean M. Shaul Memorial Fund of Fountain Fire Co. #1, Hamilton, NY 13346.

E. James Lillie
MOHAWK-FRANKFORT — E. James Lillie, 78, of Wildwood Ridge, Frankfort, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000 at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital.
He was born February 6, 1927 in Bouckville, the son of Parker and Helen Brown Lillie. He graduated from Madison Schools and on June 19, 1948, he married Marion Burdick in Madison. She passed away February 25, 1974.
Mr. Lillie was employed as accounts payable supervisor with Agway in Syracuse and also employed for three years with the Federal Reserve Bank prior to his retirement. He attended Mohawk Reformed Church and also the Asbury United Methodist Church, Utica. He was a member of the Mohawk Senior Citizens and a former member of the Weller Library Commission. An avid reader, he also enjoyed studying genealogy, was a member of the Madison County Historical Society and enjoyed playing cards.
Mr. Lillie is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas and Andrea of Penn Yan and Kent of Auburn; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Gerald Martin of Brewerton; Judith and Peter Kapsales of Holmdel, NJ; and Janice and Charles Noonan of Hazlet, NJ; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Parker and Mary of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Richard of Frankfort; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Sterling Burdick of Syracuse; six grandchildren and one step-grandchild; also several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held in the Mohawk Reformed Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk Reformed Church, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego Street, Ilion, in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Roberta Larry
ROME ­ Josephine Roberta Larry, age 88, formerly of River Road, Rome, New York, died Saturday, August 5, 2000 in Rome Nursing Home after a long illness. She was born November 13, 1911 in Chappaqua, New York, the daughter of Harry and Henrietta Cocks Cronk.
Mrs. Larry was educated in Chappaqua and Pleasantville schools. On August 16, 1930 she married Charles Larry in Chappaqua with Rev. Richard Carr officiating. Mr. Larry died in May 1978.
Mrs. Larry has resided in the Rome area for the past twenty one years and formerly resided in Madison, Pleasantville and Chappaqua.
She was a member of the Floyd United Methodist Church, Floyd Grange of which she served as past Master, the Oneida County Pomona Grange where she served as past Treasurer, the New York State Grange serving as past Junior Deputy, in addition she was a member of the National Grange and Floyd Up & Lively Club. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Joan and LeRoy Wilson, Madison; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Joan Larry, Brighton, TN; Robert and Ruth Larry, Ithaca; Peter and Georgianna Larry, with whom she formerly resided with; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and two special friends, Marjorie Rickmyer and Shirley Hughes. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Larry, Sr.; one son, Charles Larry, Jr.; one sister, Esther Kiley; and one brother, Alfred Cronk.
The family of Mrs. Larry would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Rome Nursing Home for the wonderful care and kindness shown to her during her stay there.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc. in Rome with intenrment in Madison Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Association for the Blind or the Floyd United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Alice Cunningham Doyle
SHERBURNE ­ Alice Cunningham Doyle, 89, of East State St., passed away Saturday, August 5, 2000, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, following a brief illness.
Born April 25, 1911, in Sherburne, Alice was the daughter of William and Mary Moran Cunningham. A life resident of Sherburne, she was a graduate of Sherburne Central School and the Utica School of Commerce. She married Harold Bingham Doyle on June 26, 1933 in Sherburne, He predeceased her on October 3, 1990. Mrs. Doyle was the first employee of Gaines Dog Food Co. of Sherburne, and was a legal secretary for James F. Taylor, Esq. in Sherburne for many years. She and Harold were involved in various enterprises, including a poultry dealership, Doyle’s Delicatessen, Alice’s Restaurant, several car washes, laundromats, real estate and antiques.
Mrs. Doyle was a communicant of St. Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church of Sherburne, and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the American Legion Post #876 Auxiliary of Sherburne, and was a avid bridge player.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine Kirchen of New York City, Patricia and Joseph Caprio of Hamilton, and Gerald Lynch of Vail, CO, and Vero Beach, FL; a brother Richard Cunningham of Summerfield, FL; a grandson, Andrew Doyle Caprio of Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Beverly Lynch in 1995, and three brothers, Robert, Donald, and David Cunningham.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne, NY, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Malachy’s Church, with Fr. John Donovan as celebrant. Burial was in St. Malachy’s Cemetery.
The family has requested contributions in her memory be made to St Malachy’s Church, or to the Sherburne Public Library.


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