|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,
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,
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,
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
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
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
Burial will follow the services in the Colgate Cemetery, Hamilton,
There will be no visiting hours.
Contributions may be made in her memory to Colgate University, Hamilton,
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
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
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,
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,
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.
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,
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
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
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,
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
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
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,
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,
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,
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
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
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
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.