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Dorothy D. Keefe
DELMAR, NY ­ Dorothy D. Keefe, 70, died suddenly Saturday, May 6, 2000, at the Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Keefe was born in Earlville, Madison County, New York, the daughter of the late Lynn and Ethel Dresser. She was a graduate of Earlville Central School and Lowell Business School in Binghamton, NY.
Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be remembered as a loving gentle person to all who knew her.
Survivors include her loving husband of 47 years, Richard F. Keefe; four daughters, Patricia Russum and her husband Charles of Northboro, MA, Nancy Naftalowitz and her husband David of Chapel Hill, NC, Susan Ryan and her husband Joseph of Poestenskill, NY, Mary Orcutt and her husband Andrew of Delmar; and her son, Richard F. Keefe, Jr. of West Palm Beach, FL; and her loving brother, Gordon Dresser of Earlville. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Kathleen Orcutt, Anna Keefe, Erica Naftalowitz, and Patricia and Sean Ryan.
Services were held Tuesday, May 9, in Albany. Interment was in the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany 12205.
Arrangements were by the Applebee Funeral Home, Delmar, NY.

Stuart W. Billings
UTICA ­ Stuart W. Billings, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
Born December 16, 1909, he was the son of Joseph and Emily Jones Billings. In 1934, he and Mary E. Alberding were united in marriage. She died in March 1997.
Mr. Billings was employed by Revere Copper and Brass in their research department until retirement.
Stuart was a long-time member of Utica Lodge #47 - F & AM.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Patricia; a brother Joseph and his wife Helen; his sister, Mary, and her husband, Louis Fredrick; 7 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by a son, Roger and a grandson, Matthew.
A graveside service was conducted at Hillside Cemetery on Friday, May 12th.
Arrangements are by the James W. Davies, Jr. Funeral Homes, Oriskany Falls, NY.

Wilda Bridge
ORISKANY FALLS ­ Mrs.. Wilda Bridge, 71, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at the Harding Nursing Homes, Waterville.
Wilda Sauerhafer Bridge was born November 16, 1928.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Bridge; her daughter Sharon LaMunion; and her sons, Kevin and Gary Bridge, and their families, which includes 9 grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 13th, with burial in Hillside Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the James W. Davies, Jr. Funeral Homes, Oriskany Falls, NY.

Albina Sciarrino
HAMILTON ­ Mrs. Albina Sciarrino, 87, of Payne St., passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at her home.
Born June 12, 1912 in Syracuse, NY, she was the daughter of Frank and Amelia Gorup Wallace. She attended school in Pennsylvania before moving back to Syracuse, and later to Hamilton. Albina was married to Anthony Sciarrino who predeceased her. She had worked for the McMillan Book Co. in Syracuse until her retirement. Mrs. Sciarrino was a former member of the Hamilton Senior Citizens.
Surviving are two sisters and a brother-in-law, Anne and Charles VanSlyke of Morrisville and Rose Wallace of Syracuse; a brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Marie Wallace of Bell, FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnephews, and grandnieces, including a special grandniece, Esena Doyle of Hamilton, with whom she resided. She is also survived by several step-children and step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Anthony Wallace.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, May 13, 2000 from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, followed by burial in the Eaton Cemetery, Eaton, NY.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Hamilton Senior Citizens Center, PO Box 381, Hamilton, NY 13346.

Everett L. Cook
BROOKFIELD ­ Everett L. Cook, 80, of Main Street, died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 11, 2000, following a brief illness.
He was born in Utica on November 30, 1919, the son of Howard and Margaret Woodster Cook. Everett grew up in Whitesboro and was a graduate of the Whitesboro High School. As a young man, he and his father owned and operated a dairy farm in Durhamville. On February 8, 1946 he married the former Louise Barone. Everett and Louise moved to Brookfield in 1955 when they purchased the Brookfield Hotel. They owned and operated the Brookfield Hotel until 1975. Everett also retired from Chicago Pneumatic with 28 years of service. Louise predeceased Everett on May 9, 1988.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Annie Cook of San Bruno, CA; one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Jim Tilbe of Brookfield. He leaves 3 grandchildren, Mark Tilbe and girlfriend, Shannon of Hamilton, Kimberly and Mark Nowakowski of Canastota and Paolo Sanchez of San Diego, CA. One cherished great granddaughter, Gabriella Louise Nowakowski.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 15, 2000, at the Paul Funeral Home of Brookfield with the Rev. Richard J. Kapral, pastor of St. Bernard’s Church officiating. Interment was in the Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro.
In memory of Everett, kindly consider donations to the Brookfield Fire Department or Hospice Care of New Hartford.
The family deeply appreciates the care and concerns from Dr. David Petrie, Debbie Jones and Nannette Cowen.

Farrell W. Roberson
HAMILTON ­ Mr. Farrell W. Roberson, 75, of Lake Moraine Road, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY.
Born August 3, 1924 in English, IN, he was the son of Oscar LeRoy and May Patton Roberson, and was a graduate of English, IN schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. On June 26, 1948, Farrell was married to the former Rosalyn F. Frank in Bowling Green, OH. He had worked for the Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus, IN; for the American Management Association, in Hamilton, NY and then for the Flight Services Group in Norwich, NY until his retirement.
Mr. Roberson is survived by his wife, Rosalyn F. Roberson of Hamilton, NY; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Greg and Brenda Roberson of Green Cove Springs, FL, Robert and Lisa Roberson of Highland,, NY, Kevin Roberson and his fiancee, Elizabeth Welham of Madison, NY; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and John Drollinger of Gosport, IN, Joyce and Harold Miller of Jefferson, IN; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Ferris and Corrine Roberson of Palm Harbor, FL and Mattie Ruth Roberson of Richmond, TX; two grandsons, Steven and Benjamin Roberson, and a granddaughter, Delaney Roberson. He was predeceased by two brothers, Clifford and Rex Roberson.
Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family, with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery, Grantsburg, IN.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206; or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.

Eunice R. Storms
HAMILTON ­ Mrs. Eunice R. Storms, 82, of Madison Lane Apartments, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2000, at the Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Hamilton, NY.
Born December 27, 1917 in Rome, NY, she was the daughter of Charles W. And Flora E. Bunnell Kimball, and attended Rome schools. On February 4, 1938, Eunice was married to John Elwin Storms in Rome. He predeceased her in 1979. Mrs. Storms was a homemaker and a Hamilton area resident since 1940. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton and the Christian Women’s Fellowship of the church.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marilyn E. McAllister of Morrisville, NY, H. Gail and Anton Reichinger of Ilion, NY, Raylene and Roy Crossway of Hamilton, NY; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel D. Storms of Ilion, NY, John R. and Katherine Storms of Florida; a sister, E. Eileen Grower of Westmoreland, NY; three sisters-in-law, Iva Kimball of California, Marion VanWagenen and Margaret Storms, both of Rome, NY; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, Theodore and Charles Kimball; and two grandchildren, Martin M. McAllister and Heidi J. McAllister House.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, May 17, 2000, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, with burial in the Madison Street Cemetery, Hamilton, NY.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., 365 North Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206; or to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 1261 Dewey Ave., Rochester, NY 14613

Edith May Dake
CAZENOVIA — Mrs. Edith May Dake, 92, of Nelson Rd., formerly of Earlville and Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at the Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Hamilton, NY.
Born May 15, 1908 in Holley, NY, she was the daughter of Albert and Jennie Johnston Rollins, and received her education in local schools. Edith was married to Clyde Hedges, who predeceased her in 1951. She later married Bernard Dake, who passed away in 1988. Mrs. Dake had been a nurses aid at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica, and later owned and operated the Lairdsville Country Store until her retirement.
Surviving are a daughter, Donna J. Searles of West Winfield, NY; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard C. and Gwen Hedges of Cazenovia, NY; and Kenneth R. Dake of Eustis, FL; eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, and a special friend, Kathy M. Flowers of Eustis, FL.
Funeral serves were private and at the convenience of the family, with burial in the Smith Valley Cemetery, Randallsville, NY.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.

John M. Lawrence Sr.
SHERBURNE ­ John M. Lawrence, Sr., 79, of Route 80, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at his home.
Born April 14, 1921 in Sherburne, he was the son of the late Peter J. and Roseanna Doyle Lawrence, and was a 1939 graduate of Sherburne High School. On November 5, 1955, John was married to the former Dorothy Keefe in St. Malachy’s Church, Sherburne. He had worked for the I.L. Richer Co. of Sherburne for 31 years until his retirement. He had previously worked for the Scintilla Corp. in Sidney and the Sherburne Post Office. A lifetime resident of Sherburne, John had also been a farmer most of his life, and owned the Larryblack Angus Farm, starting his herd in 1945.
Mr. Lawrence was a member of St. Malachy’s Church of Sherburne, where he served as President of the Parish Council. He was also a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1222 of Norwich, and was also a Past President and Treasurer of the New York Angus Assoc.
Surviving are his wife of over 44 years, Dorothy Lawrence of Sherburne; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemarie and Robert Tenney of Sherburne; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Peter and Kathie Lawrence, Paul and Carol Lawrence, and John M. Lawrence, Jr., all of Sherburne; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James Lawrence of Orlando, Florida, Raymond and Judy Lawrence of Sherburne; four sisters, Mary Lawrence, Christine Cahill, and Anne Lawrence, all of Sherburne, and Margaret Boyer of Sacramento, CA; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Anastasia and Yngvar Isachsen of Delmar; sisters-in-law, Anna Celia Lawrence of Waterville, Colleen North of Syracuse; and Joan Keefe of Lebanon; seven grandchildren, Kyle, Anastasia and Marianne Tenney, Cheryl, Jonathan, Erin and Caitlin Lawrence; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Bernard Lawrence; a sister, Catherine Lawrence; a sister-in-law, Gloria Lawrence; and brother-in-law, Richard Keefe.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, October 7, 2000, at St. Malachy’s Church, East State St., Sherburne, NY, followed by interment in St. Malachy’s Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815.

Clifford B. Martin
EARLVILLE — Clifford B. Martin, age 69 years, died Saturday, October 7, 2000 at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, following a long illness.
He was born April 2, 1931 in Earlville, NY, the son of Walter and Cecile Morie Martin. Mr. Martin was educated in Hamilton schools. He was employed by Pettibone Corporation for several years, retiring due to disability. Mr. Martin served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Henry P. Smith Post No. 24 American Legion.
Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva and Lawrence Broderick, Deansboro; Anna and Guy Spader, Geneva; four nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., Rome, NY, on Wednesday, October 11. Interment was in West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne, NY.
Contributions in Mr. Martin’s memory may be made to the Henry P. Smith Post No. 24 American Legion.

Harold W. Ward
MUNNSVILLE ­ Harold W. Ward, 77, of Johnson Road, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2000, at Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Hamilton, NY.
Born January 11, 1923 in Munnsville, he was the son of Daniel and Lulu Harvey Ward. He was a lifelong resident of Munnsville and attended local schools. Harold served with the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict, and was a self-employed handyman.
Surviving are two sisters, Margaret Ingalls of Oriskany Falls, and Leona Failing of Hamilton; a brother Frank Ward of Syracuse; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Berdena Stone and Mabel Rowe; and two brothers, Daniel and Charles Ward.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday October 28, 2000 from the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville, NY, followed by interment with full military honors in the Stockbridge Valley Cemetery, Munnsville, NY.
Gailan Oscar Hartshorn
HAMILTON — Gailan Oscar Hartshorn, 83, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. Born in Lebanon on May 17, 1917, he was the son of Karl S. and Nellie Wilcox Hartshorn. He graduated from Earlville High School in 1937. Gailan was a partner in the family dairy farm, Lamaga Stock Farm in Lebanon for 30 years. The farm was known for its fine herd of registered holsteins. With his wife Carolyn he started a picnic grounds which in the 1960’s became Lebanon Reservoir Campground. The campground is now the largest destination campground in southern Madison County. For the past 20 years he and his wife have spent winters in Atlanta. He was an avid Atlanta Hawks professional basketball fan. He also followed Colgate sports teams, attending both the basketball and football games, home and away.
Mr. Hartshorn was a member of the Holstein-Fresian Association, the Morrisville Area Men’s Garden Club, a charter member of CONY, Campground Owners of New York, a charter member of the National Campground Owners Association, a founding member of the Lebanon Community Club and a founding member and officer of the Lebanon Reservoir Lot Owners Association.
He married Carolyn Faucett on August 31, 1938. The couple recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. He was predeceased by a sister Jessie Mae, brother Lauran, and an infant daughter Phyllis Carol.
In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he is survived by a son, Dr. Truman A. Hartshorn of Atlanta, GA; daughters, Mary Karen DiPietro of East Syracuse, Louise Hartshorn of Rochester, and Lois Hartshorn of Hamilton; and grandson, Alan DePietro of East Syracuse.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 30, 2000 from the Paul Funeral Home of Madison with the Reverend Vernon Ross officiating. Burial in Smith’s Valley Cemetery, Randallsville.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Lebanon Federated Church in Lebanon or the Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, South Street, Madison.

Estelle J. Palmatier
RHINEBECK — Estelle J. Palmatier, 90, a former resident of Pine Plains and Poughkeepsie, died on October 22, 2000 at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck, NY.
She was employed as a Production Analyst at IBM Poughkeepsie for 20 years retiring in 1974.
Born on May 4, 1910 in Beacon, she was the daughter of Frank and Julia Swienk Pikula.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and George Tanner of Pleasant Valley; Jean and Calvin Brendline of Hamilton, and Doris and Ronald Glusenkamp of Poughkeepsie; seven grandchildren, Gayle Harrison, Robert, Gary and Paul Brendline, Col. Terri Odekirk, Michelle Pells, and David Tanner, several great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Lindstrom, a brother, Stephen Pikula and a grandson, Calvin Brendline.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Poughkeepsie. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
Memorial donations may be made to Xeroderma Pigmenton Society, PO Box 475, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602 or Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, William Black Medical Research Bldg., Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032-9982.
Arrangements were entrusted to Parmele Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie.

Margaret A. Henriksen
MUNNSVILLE ­ Mrs. Margaret A. Henriksen, 76, of Middle Rd., died early Monday morning, November 6, 2000, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, NY. Margaret was born on March 22, 1924, in Munnsville, NY, a daughter of the late Anton and Anna Kosvack Kampf. She received her education in the Stockbridge Valley School System.
Margaret was united in marriage to Ludwig “Louie” Henriksen on February 17, 1945, in Munnsville, a union that lasted until Louie’s death on April 2, 1992.
Mrs. Henriksen was a member of St. Therese’s Church, Munnsville, NY.
Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Henriksen, Lorrie Orcutt, Luann and her husband Thomas Hollingsworth, all of Munnsville; one son, Richard and his wife Melody Henriksen of Hamilton; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Lena Palmer of Wampsville; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Henriksen was predeceased by her husband and a daughter, Sue Henriksen Smith, on September 1, 1997.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, NY. Donations in Mrs. Henriksen name may be make to Community Memorial Hospital, 150 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY, 13346. Arrangements are with the Malecki Funeral Home Inc., 23 Front Street, Vernon.
Floyd D. Baker
MORRISVILLE ­ Floyd D. Baker, 72, of Route 20 East, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2000, at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY.
Surviving are his wife, Nita J. Baker of Morrisville; a daughter, Wilma Chandler of Georgetown, NY; two grandchildren, JoyNita Marris and James Chandler, both of Morrisville; 6 great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Edwin and Carol Baker, and Donald and Christine Baker, all of Middletown Springs, VT, and Raymond and Marilyn Baker of Ludlow, MA.
Services will be private.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Smithfield-Eaton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 256, Morrisville, NY, 13408.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville, NY.

Robert Dale Curns
NORWICH ­ Mr. Robert Dale Curns, 82, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2000 at the Pearl & Everett Gilmour Healthcare Facility, following an extended illness.
Dale was born October 5, 1918 in Lock Haven, PA, the son of James Robert and Pearl (Cole) Curns. He married the former Helen Bennett on September 18, 1937 in Norwich.
He had worked with his father and brother at the James R. Curns & Sons Saw Mill in Smyrna. He was a bus driver for the Sherburne Central Schools. He also owned his own trucking business, R.D. Curns & Sons. After selling his business, he went to work for McGregor Lumber Co. in Smyrna. He worked there until his retirement in 1980.
Dale was a life long member of the Smyrna Fire Department. He was an avid race car fan, racing his own car at the Brookfield, Smyrna and Morris Tracks.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Helen Curns of Norwich; and five children and their spouses, Rosalie & Clyde (Ike) Johnson of North Norwich, Norman & Veronica Curns of Jonesboro, GA; Marge & Doug Rundell of Sherburne, Rick & Janet Curns of Huntsville, AL; and Patricia Stephens of New Berlin; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella Hubbell of Smyrna, Rosie & Milton Brown of Georgetown, Mary & John Moryl of Sherburne; sister-in-law, Polly Curns, Smyrna; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his brother, Ben Curns and a brother-in-law, Bernard Hubbell.
The funeral was held on Monday, November 13, 2000 from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main Street, Sherburne.
Interment will be in Willcox Cemetery, Smyrna, NY.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Pearl & Gilmour Healthcare Facility or the Smyrna Volunteer Fire Department.

Percy J. (Steve) Stevens
HAMILTON ­ Percy J. (Steve) Stevens, 60, of Hamilton passed away, Thursday, November 9, 2000, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica. He was born in Norwich on February 18, 1940, one of 17 children of Herbert and Cora Donnelly Stevens and was a graduate of Norwich High School. On May 20, 1962 in Oxford he was united in marriage to the former Beverly F. Donnelly.
Mr. Stevens served a brief time in the US Army before entering the US Air Force, where he served as a Military Police Officer for over 25 years attaining the rank of Master Sergeant and retiring in 1986. He was currently employed as a security officer by the VA Medical Center, Syracuse.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly; two daughter, Ursula and Monica Stevens, both of Las Vegas NV; nine sisters, Catherine Come of Kershaw, SC; Dorothy Marrone of Oxford, Doris Parshall of Cooperstown and Zephyrhills FL; Retha Beckwith of Oxford, Rita Stevens of New Berlin, Leona Brown of South New Berlin, Kaye Dalton of Norwich, Janet Leech of South New Berlin, and Diana Bennett of Hampton, VA; five brothers, Hubert and Herbert Stevens of Oxford, Harold Stevens of Windsor, NY; Leonard Stevens of Hampton, VA; and Norman Stevens of New Berlin; a grandson, Darrien Reed of Madison; and many aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by a daughter Rebecca (Becky) Reed on September 30, 1999 and two sisters, Carrie Lincoln and Linda Stevens.
The funeral was held on Monday, November 13, 2000 from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad Street, Hamilton.
Interment will be in Donnellyville Cemetery, Preston, NY.

Adelle A. Storrer
EATON ­ Adelle A. Storrer, 99, of Eaton, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2000, at the Crouse Community Center, Morrisville.
She was born in Georgetown Station on April 13, 1901, a daughter of Linn and Lucy Saunders Abbott. A life-long area resident, she received her education in Eaton and attended Oneonta Normal School.
On September 2, 1922, in Eaton, she was united in marriage to Herman Storrer. He passed away on April 20, 1968.
Mrs. Storrer had taught school for a brief time in Siloam Rural Schools. She was a member of the Eaton Community Bible Church; Willow Glen Rebekah Lodge; the Madison County P.N.G. Association; the Madison County Past Dist. Deputies Council; the A.A.R.P., and a charter member of the Eaton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Travis Webber of Stow, OH, and Anne and James Pounds of Hamilton; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Molly Storrer of Eaton; seven grandchildren, Michael Storrer of Fort Collins CO., Joyce Webber of Oakland, CA, Betsey DeRue of Garrettsville, OH, Cheryl Stone of Hamilton, Audrey Stone of Kent, WA, and Sue and Jeffrey Storrer of Eaton; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Travis Webber, Jr., in 1970.
Services will be at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the spring in the Eaton Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Eaton Community Church; the Crouse Community Center; or Community Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
Elva W. (Relf) Fox
HAMILTON ­ Elva W. (Relf) Fox, 81, of Hamilton, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton. She was born in Buffalo on May 9, 1919, a daughter of Henry and Blanche Farnsworth Wallace. She received her education in Johnson City and was a graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing, Utica.
She had been married to Wesley Kilpatrick who preceded her in death in 1960; Arthur Relf, who preceded her in 1979; and Gordon Fox who passed away in 1999.
She had been employed by Community Memorial Hospital, as a LPN for over 20 years until her retirement in 1984.
She was one of the first and a founding member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Hamilton.
Surviving are her two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Murray Chesebro of Jamesville, and Carol and Gary Relf of Cazenovia; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Jeanne Kilpatrick of Cape Fair, MO; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Della Schrecengost of Buffalo, Shirley Gembola of Delevan, Betty and Maynard Hudson, and Salvatore Barba, all of Bliss; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Patricia Sprague of Buffalo; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several step-children, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Peter Kilpatrick; two sisters, Elsie Barba and Alice Cannon; and three brothers, Elmer, Robert and Warren Wallace.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 22, 2000, from the Cornerstone Baptist Church, West Lake Road, Hamilton.
Interment will be in the spring in Lenox Rural Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, West Lake Road, Hamilton, NY, 13346.
Arrangements are by the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad Street, Hamilton.

Patricia R. Monroe
SMYRNA — Patricia R. Monroe, 56, of County Rt. 21, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2000 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY.
Born February 1, 1944 in Oneida, NY, Patricia was the daughter of William and Mildred Bryant Morgan, and was a graduate of Georgetown High School. On January 1, 1966, she was married to Daniel B. Monroe in Lebanon, NY. Mrs. Monroe was a homemaker and had previously worked for T.A.C.O. and Cheseborough Ponds, both of Sherburne.
Surviving are her husband, Daniel; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Calvin Sweet of Fort Plain, Amy and Timothy Graham of Smyrna; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Charles Rounds of Oneida; Mary Lou and Marty Moreira of Earlville; five brothers and three sisters-in-law, Frederick and Wanda Morgan, Lindy Morgan, Franklin and Charlotte Morgan, all of Lebanon; John and Eleanor Morgan of South Lebanon; and Joseph Morgan of Earlville; three sisters-in-law, Marion Morgan of Earlville; Shirley Morgan of South Lebanon and Lillian Morgan of Lebanon; six grandchildren, Travis Foster, Kayla, Tricia and Zachary Sweet, and Whitney and Brett Graham. She was predeceased by four brothers, William, Charles, James and Richard Morgan.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 25, 2000, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main Street, Sherburne, NY, with burial in Willcox Cemetery, Smyrna.

Anna F. Manning
NEW HARTFORD, NY ­ Anna F. Manning, 76, of Shrewsbury, MA, formerly of Boulton Circle, New Hartford, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2000, at the University of Massachusetts Hospital, Shrewsbury, MA.
Born August 29, 1924 in Chester, Iowa, she was the daughter of Karl and Marie Kneubuhl Eiholzer, and was a graduate of Eaton High School. On June 22, 1963, Anna was united in marriage to Daniel J. Manning in Eaton, NY. Mrs. Manning was a member of St. John’s Church of New Hartford.
Surviving are her husband, Daniel; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jacqueline Manning of Treasure Island, FL and Judith and Dieter Steinbrueck of Shrewsbury, MA; six sisters and four brothers-in-law, Emma and Steven Carey of Utica, NY, Emilie Eiholzer, Gertrude and Ralph Winkler, all of Eaton, NY, Helen Eiholzer of Oneida, NY, Theresa and Paul Carter of Sherrill, NY and Frances and Robert Snyder of Tennessee; three brothers, James, Herman and George Eiholzer, all of Eaton, NY; two grandchildren, Alexa and Jackson Steinbrueck; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters, Marie and Martha Eiholzer; and two brothers, Joseph and Carl Eiholzer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, November 24, 2000 from St. Mary’s Church, Wylie St., Hamilton, NY. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hamilton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.

Jacob J. Graber
TOWN OF LEBANON ­ Jacob J. Graber, 74, of Geer Rd., formerly of Farmingdale, NY, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2000, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.
Born April 7, 1926 in New York City, Jake was the son of Benjamin and Anna Margulies Graber. He was a graduate of Boys High School in Brooklyn, NY and then served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He later graduated from Samson College and Brooklyn Law School. On August 28, 1955, Jake was married to the former Phyllis Rubin in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Graber was a member of the New York State Bar. He was admitted to practice before the Federal Courts of the Southern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States Tax Court and the United States Coast Guard Trial and Defense Counsel. He was a special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department, and staff attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, retiring in 1982. He was also an Arbitrator for the Civil Court of the City of New York, and a Judge with the Jewish Court of Conciliation. He had served with the United States Coast Guard Reserve for over 21 years, retiring as as a Commander in 1986.
Mr. Graber was recently elected to the office of Town Justice for the Town of Lebanon. He was a member of the Clinton Rod and Gun Club; a member and president of the Hamilton Rotary Club; and past president of the Farmingdale Rotary Club. He was an instructor for the Water Exercise Program at Colgate University in Hamilton, and an Emergency Medical Technician for the Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps., of Hamilton.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Graber; a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen Wagner, PhD and Mark Wagner of Israel; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dr. William and Marilyn Graber of Hamilton, NY, Richard and Chrysa Graber of Morris Plains, NJ, and Harry Graber, PhD, of Brooklyn, NY; and six grandchildren.
Services were held on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 from the Saperstein Jewish Center at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.
Interment with full military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Jake’s family requests that contributions be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.

Esther E. Dye
EARLVILLE — Esther E. Dye, 91, formerly of West Main Street, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Hamilton, NY.
Born March 7, 1909 in Fort Covington, NY, she was the daughter of Henry and Florence Griffin Brown. She had been married to Lester Dye. Esther was an Earlville resident since 1945, and had been a nurses’ aide at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, until her retirement in November 1974. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Earlville.
Surviving are her friends, Ronald Cook and Charlotte Jennings, both of Earlville and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 29, 2000 from the Burgess Funeral Home, 3 Preston Street, Earlville, NY. Burial will be in the Earlville Cemetery.

Norma I. Smith
EARLVILLE ­ Norma I. Smith, 83 years, of Geer Rd., passed away at her home, Sunday morning, November 26, 2000, following a long illness.
She was born May 5, 1917 in the Town of Lebanon, NY, the daughter of Henry J. and Agnes L. Purcell Seeley. On March 6, 1937 in Westmoreland, NY, Norma married Russell H. Smith. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she lived her entire life in the Town of Lebanon. She assisted in running the family farm with her husband. Mrs. Smith was a former member of the Randallsville Baptist Church Ladies Aid Society, and the Lebanon Homemakers.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Russell H. Smith; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Jerry Suthard of Hedgesville, WV, Jean and Fred Whitney of Earlville, NY; two grandsons, Russell and Bruce Whitney, both of Earlville, NY; a great grandson, Jacob Whitney of Earlville, NY; and a brother, Raymond Seeley of Hamilton, NY. Three brothers, Walter, Sherrill and Kenneth Seeley predeceased her.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville with the Rev. Marian Jones, of Whitesboro, officiating.
Spring burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413; or to the Office for the Aging, PO Box 250, Morrisville, NY 13408.

Glenda R. Curtis
WATERVILLE ­ Glenda R. Curtis, 67 years, of Stafford Avenue, died on Sunday, January 21, 2001 at the Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Hamilton on May 4, 1933, the daughter of Alfred and Blanche Collister Morin. She was a graduate of the Oriskany Falls High School. In 1982 in West Eaton, she married Jay Curtis. Glenda had been previously married to Guilford Strong, Sr. Glenda had worked for many years as a home health care aide. She had also previously worked for Chesebrough Ponds in Oriskany Falls.
Surviving are her husband, Jay; two daughters, Jacqueline Amacher and Denise Zike both of Waterville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Guilford, Jr. and Darlene Strong of Madison; Mark and Mary Strong of Sangerfield; Craig and Dawn Strong of Oneida; one son, Alfred Strong of Waterville; two sisters, Elsie Belden of Leonardsville and Janet Campbell of North Carolina; one brother, David Hamm of Oriskany Falls; 10 grandchildren; one great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Glenda is also survived by her step-mother, Grace Morin of Oriskany Falls.
Glenda was predeceased by a sister, Muriel.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, January 25, 2001, from the Paul Funeral Home of Madison. Spring internment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Oriskany Falls.
In memory of Glenda, kindly consider donations to the American Heart Association.
Milton L. Brown
EATON ­ Mr. Milton L. Brown, 85, of Route 26, passed away Monday, January 22, 2001, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY.
Born November 25, 1915 in Pharsalia, NY, he was the son of Lynn and May Coye Brown, and was a graduate of Cazenovia High School. On April 21, 1939, Milton was united in marriage to the former Rosella Curns in Erieville. He was a self-employed logger, and had also worked for McGregor Lumber in Smyrna and owned Brown Lumber in Georgetown at one time.
Mr. Brown was a founding member of the Smyrna Emergency Squad; a life member of the Smyrna Fire Department; a member of the Smyrna Rod and Gun Club; and a past member of the Otselic Valley School Board. He had also served on the Tax Grievance Board for the Town of Georgetown. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Rosie Brown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Gary Palmer of Port Byron, and Lori and Wayne Law of Oxford; two sons and a daughters-in-law, Randy and Sheree Brown of Lebanon, Larry and Bridget Brown of Georgetown; a sister and brother-in-law, Myra and Lewis Tallett of Otselic; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Brown of Eaton and Joyce Brown of Dewitt; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Merle and Morris Brown.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 25, 2001, from the Burgess Funeral Home , 10 South Main St., Sherburne, NY. Spring burial will be in the Willcox Cemetery, Smyrna, NY.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Georgetown Emergency Squad, Georgetown, NY, 13072.

Elizabeth J. (Betty) Crouch
HAMILTON ­ Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Betty) Crouch, 68, of Spillway Rd., passed away Monday, January 22, 2001, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY.
Born October 19, 1932 in Norwich, NY, Betty was the daughter of Byron and Alice Brown Curtis. She was a graduate of Syracuse University, and had worked in the alumni records office of Colgate University, until her retirement. Betty married Gordon L. Crouch in June 1974. Among her favorite past times were, doing crossword puzzles, listening to the radio and cooking. She was also an avid fan of S.U. sports.
Surviving are her husband, Gordon of Hamilton; her mother, Alice Curtis of Norwich; five step-children and their spouses, Karen Brice of West Milford, NJ, Kitti Crouch of Kings Park, LI, NY, David and Jana Crouch of Madison, Charles Crouch of Lelands Pond, and Thomas and Therese Crouch of FL; and 7 step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Byron Curtis.
Services were held on Thursday, January 25, 2001, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY. Interment will be made at the convenience of the family in the spring.

Mary S. Camp
Waterville ­ Mary S. Camp, 88, of Waterville, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at the Harding Nursing Home.
She was born June 1, 1912, in Deansboro, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Marie Smith and received her education in Deansboro and Clinton schools. On March 30, 1932, in Deansboro, she married Lynn D. Camp. He passed away December 7, 1989. Mrs. Camp was well known throughout the area for the wedding cakes she baked and decorated.
She was a member of the Madison United Methodist Church and its UMW, the Pleasant Valley Grange and the Deansboro Garden Club.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin S. and Carol Camp of Waterville and Dennis L. and Janet Camp of Seneca Falls; six grandchildren and their spouses, Edwin L. and Pamela Camp and Gary S. and Debra Camp all of Waterville, Sunday M. Camp of TN, Duane M. and Darles Camp of SC, Rachael B. and Jay Garee of MA, and Jennifer M. Fiorelli of Seneca Falls; four great grandchildren, Adrean, Ian, Gabrielle and Carolyn Camp all of Waterville; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Vivyan of Utica. She was predeceased by two brothers Charles and Curtis Smith and three sisters, Veda Williams, Kathleen Daley and Ida Smith.
The funeral was held on Saturday, January 27th, at the convenience of the family at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, Waterville with Rev. Lyman E. Pelkey officiating. Spring interment will be in Deansboro Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of the Harding Nursing Home for their kindness and care shown to Mary and her family.
In memory of Mrs. Camp, kindly consider the Madison United Methodist Church.

Catherine C. DeVaul
ONEIDA ­ Catherine C. DeVaul, 73, of West St., formerly of Lowville, NY, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility.
Born May 27, 1927 in Fulton, NY, she was the daughter of Russell and Florence Vedder DeKing and attended local schools. On June 10, 1944, Catherine was married to Alfred G. DeVaul in Chittenango, NY. He predeceased her on October 1, 1983. Mrs. DeVaul worked with Green Thumb as an activities aide at the Oneida City Hospital Extended Care until her retirement. She was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are her four children and their spouses, Diane and Dale Burgess of Georgetown; Cathy and Donald Villeneuve of Lowville; Glen DeVaul of Camillus, Gary and Mary DeVaul of Spring, TX; three sisters, Charlotte Wehner of Chittenango, Gert DeKing of Lowville, and Florence Miller of Carthage; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on May 27, 2001 in the Clockville Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility, Oneida, NY 13421.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville, NY.

Mortimer C. Karpp Sr.
HAMILTON — Mortimer C. Karpp, Sr., 89, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton.
Born September 15, 1911 in Hamilton, he was the son of Albertus and Florence Morey Karpp, and attended local schools. On August 19, 1933, he was united in marriage to the former Ivah Lloyd in Hamilton. A resident of Hamilton most of his life, he was a lineman for the Village of Hamilton for 43 years, until his retirement.
Mr. Karpp had been a member of the Hamilton Fire Department and the department Drum and Bugle Corps for many years. He was also a former member of the Park United Methodist Church of Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife, Ivah of Bradenton, FL; a son, Mortimer C. Karpp, Jr., of Bradenton, FL; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Gail and Ron French of Bradenton, FL; Sharon and Donald Shattuck of Bouckville, NY; Deborah and Charles Nippress of Adelanto, CA; Diane Potter of Bradenton, FL; Dolores and John Lancaster of Ware, MA; 23 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 31, 2001, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY. Spring interment will be in the Madison Street Cemetery, Hamilton.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Fountain Fire Co. #1, 121 Lebanon St., Hamilton, NY 13346; or the Alzheimer’s Association of the Mohawk Valley, 247 Elizabeth St., Utica, NY 13501; or Hospice Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Kevin Lewis Palmer
SHERBURNE ­ Kevin Lewis Palmer, infant son of Howard Palmer and Kelly Lockwood of W. State St., Sherburne, NY, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 27, 2001 at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, NY.
Kevin was born January 20, 2001 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, NY.
Surviving besides his parents are a sister, Brittney of Sherburne, NY; Maternal grandparents, Mark and Wendy Lockwood of Guilford, NY; Paternal grandparents, Glenn and Barbara Straight of Sherburne, NY and Elton Palmer of Lebanon, NY; Great-grandparents, Nettie and Gil Lockwood of Guilford, NY, and Clara Hollenback of Rome, NY; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Afton Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, NY.

Dr. James A. Kehoe
WASHINGTON, DC/SHERBURNE ­ Dr. James A. Kehoe, 78, passed away January 13, 2001 at Georgetown University Hospital, after multiple complications following surgery. Dr. James was the son of James and Anna O’Connor Kehoe of Sherburne, NY.
Dr. Kehoe was co-founder of the Arthritis Rehabilitation Center in Washington, DC where he practiced medicine from 1954 until his retirement in 1989.
Before that he practiced medicine at the Yater Clinic in Washington for three years.
Dr. Kehoe was a native of Sherburne, NY and was the youngest Eagle Scout in Chenango Co., NY.
He attended St. Michael’s College in Toronto, Canada prior to coming to Georgetown University where he graduated college in 1944 and then graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in 1947.
He served in the Navy Medical Corps during the Korean Conflict 1951-1953. Dr. Kehoe was very active throughout his career teaching at Georgetown University Hospital. For 25 years he donated time each week to care for patients in the Rheumatology Clinic at Georgetown.
He also was very active in the Georgetown University Medical Alumni and served as Vice President of the Board of Governors at Georgetown University from 1977-1983. He served as President of the Medical Alumni of Georgetown University Medical School, and he was was on the Dean’s Council and was awarded the Honor of being Man of the Year. He was a member of the D.C. Medical Society and the Royal Hibernian Sons of St. Patrick.
While in medical school Dr. Kehoe met Mary Rita Hurley, a native Washingtonian and they married in April 1951 at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown.
Dr. Kehoe was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Washington, D.C.
His wife of 47 years died in 1998 and a son Dennis died in 1987.
Survivors include two sons, Matthew E. Kehoe of Natick, MA and Andrew of Arlington; three daughters, Katie Kehoe of Washington, Johanna Kehoe of Arlington, and Mary Ellen Hughes of Fairfax; three brothers, Donald Kehoe of Norwich, NY, William Kehoe of Sherburne, NY, and Kenneth Kehoe of Washington, DC; and nine grandchildren.
Local arrangements are by William W. Kehoe Funeral Home of Sherburne, NY.

Emery A. Roberts
MADISON — Emery A. Roberts, 86, of 3519 South Street, Madison, passed away early Saturday morning, January 27, 2001, at his home.
Emery was born June 19, 1914 in Utica, NY, the son of Robert and Clara Winn Roberts of Solsville, NY. He attended Madison and Waterville schools. In 1941 Emery entered the US Army; he served for five years, including the Battle of the Bulge, where he served as a top tank commander. He was a member of Madison American Legion Post #1556.
In December of 1948, he and Glenice Jones were united in marriage at the home of her parents in Madison. They resided for 52 years in the home that Emery built.
Emery was employed as head custodian of Madison Central School for 28 years, retiring in 1976.
Survivors include his wife, Glenice, two sons, Matthew Sr. and Jeanne of Wayland, NY; Mark and Candy of Philadelphia, PA, grandson, Matthew Jr. and wife Rachel of Bath, NY; four granddaughters, Karen Roberts of West Henrietta, NY; Rhian, Chelsea and Kendall Roberts of Philadelphia; one great grandson, Zachary, of Bath; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 30 at the James W. Davis Jr. Funeral Home in Madison. Contributions in Emery’s memory may be made to Hospice Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.

Clinton John Fradenburg
SHERBURNE ­ Clinton John Fradenburg, died unexpectedly at the Chenango Memorial Hospital on April 1, 2001. He was born November 22, 1918 in Earlville, son of Clinton E. Fradenburg and Fredericha Gadt. He grew up in the Earlville area and attended school there.
He served in World War II, in the European operation as part of the 15th Calvary. He worked two years before joining the service at the Utica Knitting Mill of Sherburne. After his discharge he worked at I.L. Richer Co. for a short time. Retiring from Standard Brands in 1983. He helped his wife at Judyís Coffee Shop in Sherburne. He loved working outdoors and with his many animals. He was a farmer at heart. He was a good, honest, and patriotic man.
He was predeceased by his parents, a granddaughter, Patricia Anne, and a step-daughter, Lodema Ray. He is survived by his wife, Judy Fradenburg of McDonough; five children and their spouses, Mary and Jim Weir of Greene, Jackie and Hugh Cook of Norwich, Pat and Dick Osborne of South New Berlin, Mike and Donna Fradenburg of Norwich, and Beth and Bryan Loomis of Norwich. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, John, Daniel, Kurt, and Dianne Weir, Theresa Cook, Kelly, Matt and Wendy Osborne, Kecia Bailey, Bonnie Prendergast, Annie Fradenburg, and Katy and Kari Loomis; great grandchildren, Ashleigh, Ryan and Jacob Weir and Michael and Madison Bailey. He has three step-children, Bob and Laura Thomas of McDonough, Amy and Dick Jeffrey of Sherburne and Susie Alpaugh of Sherburne. He had many step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral Services with full military honors by the Sherburne American Legion Post #876 were held on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at the Wm. W. Kehoe Funeral Home, 42 South Main Street, Sherburne. Burial will be held at a later date at the West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne, at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Walter G. Miller, Jr.
MIDDLETOWN, OH ­ Walter G. Miller, 73, of Middletown, OH, formerly of Rome, NY, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at his home.
He was born December 29, 1927 in Utica, NY, and graduated from Syracuse University as an Industrial Engineer in 1951. He had been employed by National Automotive Fibres, Little Falls, NY, and Utica Drop Forge & Tool Co., Yorkville, NY. He had worked at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome for over 45 years, retiring in 1995. Mr. Miller had served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #131, and the American Legion Post #218, both of Rome, NY.
Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Connie (Cole) Miller; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Walter Mark and Elaine Miller of Whitesboro, and Steve Anthony Miller of Rome; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Melony Miller and Lynn Snyder, both of Whitesboro, Ann Marie and Michael Hunzinger of Rome, and Cheryl and Patrick Jessop of Hamilton; a sister, Catherine Slobodian of Holland Patent; a step-son and three step-daughters; 10 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and one step-great grandchild.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, April 2, 2001 at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, Middletown, OH, with interment in the Woodside Cemetery, Middletown.

Doris Thayer Johnson
VENICE, FL - Doris Thayer Johnson, 90, of Venice, Florida, died March 11, 2001.
She was born in Hamilton, NY, on March 11, 1911, and came to Venice from Fredonia, NY. She was a graduate of Albany Business College and retired after 20 years as auditor for Colgate University. She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, Venice.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, James, also a son Ronald, daughter-in-law, Catherine; and a granddaughter Theresa of Conway, Arkansas.
Services were held March 23, 2001 at The Village on the Isle, Venice, Florida. Graveside services are to be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton at a later date. The National Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements.


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