|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
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
Arrangements are by the James W. Davies, Jr. Funeral Homes, Oriskany
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
Arrangements were by the James W. Davies, Jr. Funeral Homes, Oriskany
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
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,
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
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
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.,
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,
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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,
Jake’s family requests that contributions be made to a charity of one’s
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
In memory of Mrs. Camp, kindly consider the Madison United Methodist
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
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
Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on May 27, 2001 in the Clockville
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
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,
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
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,
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,
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
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American
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,
Doris Thayer Johnson
VENICE, FL - Doris Thayer Johnson, 90, of Venice, Florida, died March
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.