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Frank J. "Bucky" Anderson
MORRISVILLE - Frank J. "Bucky" Anderson, 66, of Williams Corners Rd., passed away Monday, October 22, 2001 at home.
Born February 19, 1935 in Nicholson, PA, he was a son of Frank W. and Bernice Alden Anderson, and attended local schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1955-57 with the Corps. of Engineers. On October 25, 1958, Frank was united in marriage to the former Bertha M. Soule in Hamilton, NY. He had worked with his father as a heavy equipment operator, and was also employed by the Village of Morrisville, and Abbott's Big M.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Anderson; his mother, Bernice Anderson of Morrisville; four daughters and a son-in-law, Jackie Wilcox and Alice Anderson, both of Morrisville, Ernestine Anderson of Hamilton, Patti and Daniel Garrow of Stockbridge; five sons and daughters-in-law, George and Lynda Anderson, Daniel and Tracy Anderson, Arthur W. and Denise Anderson all of Morrisville, Frank and Cathy Anderson of Rome, William and Veronica Anderson of McConnellsville; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Lyencko Urbanzic of Australia, Delores and Les Potter of Jamesville, Audrey and Russell Howard of Morrisville and Connie and Frankie Trontoski of Michigan; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Wesley and Betty Cannonberg of Concord, NC, George and John Anderson, both of Morrisville; 20 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances. He was predeceased by an infant son, Arthur J. Anderson; his father, Frank W. Anderson; a granddaughter, April Marie Anderson; and a grandson, Joshua Anderson.
The Funeral service with military honors was held on Thursday, October 25, 2001, from the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville. Interment was in the Morrisville Cemetery. 

Richard F. (Dick) Ford
BOUCKVILLE - Richard F. (Dick) Ford, 73, of Bouckville, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.
He was born October 18, 1928, in Sangerfield, the son of the late Charles John and Kathryn Creedon Ford and was a graduate of Waterville Central School. On April 19, 1952, in St. Bernard's Church, Waterville, he married Anne Brady. Mr. Ford was a life-long self-employed Dairy Farmer in Paris Hill and Bouckville. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Hamilton, and the Waterville-Deansboro Lions Club.
Mr. Ford was a hard worker and enjoyed working outdoors, bowling, and dancing.
He is survived by his wife Anne; five children and their spouses, Cindi and Doug Bush of Hamilton, Richard and Karla Ford of Dallas, GA, Patti Ford and Terry McConnell of Pompey, Don and Sherry Ford of Clinton, and Terry and Jill Ford of Bouckville; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Betty Barnes of North Brookfield, Eileen and Jack Shephard of Clinton, and Ann and Dan Moriarty of Oriskany; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert and Barbara Ford of Clinton, Vincent Ford of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and James and Janice Ford of Paris Hill; nine beloved grandchildren, Rick (Darlene) Bush, Amy Dennis, Scott Bush, DeAnna Ford, Marshall Ford, Erin McConnell, Kyle Ford, Trevor Ford, and Sara Ford; two great-grandchildren, Coral Dennis and Josey Kearns; and may nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one grandson, Jason Slocum.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, October 26, 2001, at St. Bernard's Church, Waterville. Internment was in St. Bernard's Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main Street, Waterville, NY, 13480.
The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to everyone that assisted in his care and for their many acts of kindness.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

Joyce Marie Rowe
SHERBURNE - Joyce Marie Rowe, 59, of State Highway 12, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at her home. She was born in Oneonta on November 7, 1941 a daughter of George and Ruth Lisk Gersch. A life long area resident she was a 1959 graduate of Sherburne High School. On May 7, 1960 in Sherburne she was united in marriage to Albert L. Rowe. Mr. Rowe passed away in 1994.
Joyce was employed by Chenango Memorial Hospital for over 29 years until her retirement due to illness. She was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Norwich, NY.
Surviving are her mother Ruth Gersch of Earlville; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and James Sullivan of Sherburne; a brother, George Gersch, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC; two granddaughters, Cassandra and Shayla Sullivan of Sherburne; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Helen Rowe of Sherburne, Paul and Betty Downing of South Otselic, John and Jan Rowe and Helen and Robert White all of Norwich, and Doug Gibbs of Rome; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father George Gersch and a sister-in-law Olive Gibbs.
A memorial service was held on Friday, October 26, 2001 from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford, at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in Joyce's memory may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815. 

Dr. Yngvar W. Isachsen
DELMAR - Dr. Yngvar W. Isachsen, of Delmar, NY, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Wednesday morning, October 24, 2001, at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY. He was born in Oslo, Norway in 1920 and emigrated to America in 1925, where he grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. After graduating from Hastings-on-Hudson High School, he attended Syracuse University and obtained a BSc in 1942. He then became a "one-man" science department at Earlville Central School in central NY where he met and married Anastasia Keefe, the school nurse.
In 1944, he enlisted in the infantry and was wounded in Germany, honorably discharged, and used the GI Bill to obtain a Master's Degree in Geology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. After two years as an Instructor at Lafayette College, he enrolled in a PhD program. He completed his degree in two years and became District Geologist for the Uranium Exploration Division of the US Atomic Energy Commission, headquartered in Grand Junction, CO. After four years in that position, Yngvar became Associate Professor at SUNY College at Plattsburgh where he created the Geology Department. 
After a year at Plattsburgh, he joined the NYS Geological Survey in Albany, NY where he was an active Research Geologist for 43 years until his retirement at the age of 81 in October of this year. A long distinguished career with the Survey included many accomplishments including over 100 scientific publications. Most notable of these were the first State Geologic Map since 1901 and the two most popular publications of the State Museum: "Geology of New York; a Simplified Account" and "New York State Geologic Highway Map." He also presented more than 100 invited lectures and talks to professional societies, teachers and popular programs for lay persons, and was an adjunct Professor at SUNY-Albany and RPI for 25 years. His most recent endeavors included the discovery and documentation of a buried meteorite impact crater beneath Panther Mt. in the Catskill Mountains and a proposed New Millennium Rock Park adjacent to the State Museum aimed at informal earth science education.
His awards included the Photographic Interpretation Award from the American Association of Photogrammetry (1974), the 1996 "Outstanding Geoscience Educator Award" of the National Association of Geology Teachers, the 2001 John Mason Clarke Distinguished Service Award of the NYS Museum, and a citation from the NYS Board of Regents.
Yngvar is survived by his beloved wife, Anastasia Keefe Isachsen and two sons, Eric J. Isachsen and Kristina of Brant Lake, NY and Clark E. Isachsen and Jill of Tucson, AZ; one brother, Nils O. Isachsen and Mary Alice of Troy, NY; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and several cousins. He was predeceased by two sons, Paul N. Isachsen of Fairbanks, AK and Craig A. Isachsen of Delmar, NY. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Colleen K. North, Syracuse; Dorothy K. Lawrence, Sherburne; and Joan A. Keefe, Lebanon, NY; and daughter-in-law Annette Isachsen of Wasilla, AK.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, October 27, 2001, at St. John-St. Ann's Church, 157 Franklin Street, Albany and was followed by a gathering of friends and family at the NYS Museum, South Hall.
Those who wish may send contributions in his memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association, 6 Automation Lane, Albany, NY 12205.

Irving A. Clark
BOUCKVILLE - Irving A. Clark, 83, of Peck Rd., passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at his home.
Born February 12, 1918 in Chenango Forks, NY, he was a son of James and Elmira Stevens Clark. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married the former Alice White, who predeceased him on February 5, 1985. On June 14, 1996, Irv married the former Arlene Kemp in Earlville, NY. He had lived in Norwich, NY for over 30 years, moving to Bouckville in 1995. Irv had worked for Simmons Precision (formerly GLA) for 25 years, retiring in 1971. He was a member of the VFW Post #2782 of Norwich. His favorite past time was fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Arlene Clark; a son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Laura Clark of Jermyn, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Philip May of Norwich, NY; his sisters, Barbara Chase of Utica, NY and Carlene Wheeler of Franklinville, NY, and Iva Barker of Richmond, VA; brothers, Donald Clark of Deansboro, NY and Parker Collins of Northford, CT; and 7 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 3, 2001, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY. Burial with full military honors will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich, NY. 

Joyce A. McGregor
SMYRNA - Joyce A.. McGregor, 82, of East Main St., passed away Thursday, November 1, 2001, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY.
Born May 3, 1919 in Oneida, NY, she was a daughter of R. Hartley and Erma Dennison Spaulding. She was a graduate of Lake Placid High School, and attended Syracuse University. On May 30, 1942, Joyce was united in marriage to Donald C. "Red" McGregor in Sherrill, NY. She was a teachers' aide in the Smyrna Elementary School for several years, and was also a childcare provider for many of the local children. She was well known as "Grandma" to many in the area.
Mrs. McGregor was one of the first women members of the Smyrna Fire Department, and was currently an honorary member. She was also a member of the Smyrna Emergency Squad, and had been a Girl Scout leader for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Donald C. "Red" McGregor; eight children and their spouses, Donna Jean and Wayne Harrington of Smyrna, Mary A. Austin of Phoenix, AZ; Roberta (Birdie) and Nelson S. Fox of Sherburne; Audrey and Terry Bennett of Smyrna; Gail and Kevin Gillette of Cortland; Janie McGregor and Gary Musser of Phoenix, AZ; Howard (Buzz) McGregor of Savannah, GA; and Ralph McGregor of Palm City, FL; a sister and brother-in-law, W. Jean and Fran Carroll of Wallingford, CT; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Calvin and Gina Spaulding of Amherst, MA; Otto and Myra Spaulding of Beacon, NY; 25 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph E. and Merton (Bud) Spaulding.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 5, 2001 from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main St. Sherburne, NY, followed by burial in the Poolville Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Smyrna Fire Department or the Smyrna Emergency Squad.

Donald W. Palmer
SHERBURNE - Donald Palmer, our brother, our son, and our friend, of Roxobel, NC went unexpectedly to be with the Lord on October 29, 2001 and will be missed by all, but now will be allowed to live again with his family and friends in Heaven.
Donald was the son of Anna and the late Wayne Palmer. We was born December 28, 1954 in Norwich, NY.
After graduating from Sherburne-Earlville Central School in 1973. He served in the US Airforce from 1974-1978 graduating as a security policeman.
Traveling throughout his life, he made friends wherever he went, his heart returning him to Sherburne from time to time.
He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, as well as spending time with family. He had a great compassion for animals.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Wilder Palmer of Roxobel, NC; his sisters, Annette Mathews of Scotland Neck, NC, Arlene and her husband Gordon Symonds of Sherburne; brothers Roland and wife Lorraine Palmer of Sherburne; and his mother, Anna Palmer of Sherburne; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at the Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC. There was also a service at the Wm. W. Kehoe Funeral Home in Sherburne on Saturday, November 3, 2001.
Committal service and final resting place will be in the Willcox Cemetery in Smyrna, NY.

Michael Charles Todd
SUMMERVILLE, SC - Michael Charles Todd, 38, of Summerville, SC, passed away on October 27, 2001. Mr. Todd was the son of the late Col. Robert E. Todd and Mary Davis Todd. He graduated from Summerville High School and attended the College of Charleston. He was a US Army Veteran and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Michael is survived by his mother, Mary Davis Todd; his brother, Robert E. Todd Jr. of Summerville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Helen and Joe Marcille of Kansas City, MO and Julie and John Dailey and their son, John Davis, of Summerville. He is also survived by his uncle and aunt, Clayton T. And Lenore Davis of Morrisville, NY.
Services were private.
Arrangements are by the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville, NY.

Martin E. Williams
MALONE, NY - Martin E. Williams, 86, passed away at the Alice Hyde Hospital in Malone, NY on November 5, 2001.
Martin was the father of three children (two deceased and one living). He lived in the Norwich area from 1970-1982, then he moved to Ellenburg, NY where he lived with his son, Lewis Martin Williams, and daughter-in-law, Faith Williams.
He married Mary Elizabeth Lattrimer on September 6, 1937 in Grace Episcopal Church in Waveryly, NY. Mary died in June of 1982. He was employed by the US Steel Company in Elmira, NY for 10 to 12 years when he received on-the-job injuries and he had to retire from work. He was a Veteran of WWII with the U.S. Army, 1943 to 1945, and was a member of the Military Police and MI Rifleman. While in the service, he received the Silver Star for bravery and he served in Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France, and Rhineland. He also received the Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and WWII Victory Medal.
When he returned home in December of 1945, he bought a farm in Barton, NY, where he resided for several years. He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at the William W. Kehoe Funeral Home, Route 12, Sherburne, NY. Burial was in the North Norwich Cemetery. 

Mabel P. Smith
EATON - Mrs. Mabel P. Smith, 86, formerly of Morton Rd., passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at the Crouse Community Center, Morrisville, NY.
Born December 7, 1914 in Fall Brook, PA, she was a daughter of Sigfried and Elizabeth Wood Pearson. She was a graduate of Blossburg High School, in Blossburg, PA and Mansfield Teachers College, Mansfield, PA. On July 13, 1940, Mabel was united in marriage to Warren A. Smith in Blossburg, PA. He predeceased her on June 28, 1988. Mrs. Smith was a home economics teacher, beginning her career in the Georgetown Central School system in 1938. She taught at the Morrisville-Eaton Central School for 18 years, returning to Georgetown for 2 years prior to her retirement. Mabel was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, the Morrisville Women's Garden Club, and a life member of the Madison County Historical Society.
Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Zorach of Brunswick, ME; a son, Timothy Smith of Eaton, NY; a granddaughter, Rebecca Zorach of Chicago, IL; and two nieces and a nephew.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family with burial in the Eaton Village Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Eaton Village Cemetery, PO Box 185, Eaton, NY 13334; or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar St., Morrisville, NY. 

Rose C. Humphrey
SHERBURNE - Rose C. Humphrey, 94, formerly of Summit St., passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at the NYS Veterans Home, Oxford, NY.
Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne. 

Helen F. Brown
HAMILTON - Helen F. Brown, 88, of East Pleasant St., passed away Saturday, November 10, 2001 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY.
Born July 26, 1913 in Washington, DC, she was a daughter of Frederick and Mabel Cushing Brown. She was a graduate of Newton Center High School, Newton Center, MA, and the Massachusetts School of Art in Boston. On June 27, 1941, Helen was united in marriage to Bruce M. Brown in Garden City, LI. He predeceased her on December 4, 1999. Mrs. Brown was an art teacher at Hamilton Central School for many years. She had previously been the director of the Hamilton Cooperative Nursery School, and taught at BOCES.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Hamilton Garden Club, the Fort Nightly Club of Hamilton and the Chenango Bird Club at Rogers Environmental Education Center, Sherburne. She was a board member of the Madison Lane Apartments in Hamilton, and had also conducted exercise programs there.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Duncan and Nancy Brown of Walworth, NY; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Roy Moon of Norwich, NY; Laurie and Christopher Condit of Leverett, MA; a sister, Gladys Brown of North Hampton, MA; four grandchildren, Peter Brown of Waterloo, NY; Elizabeth and Jeb Albro of Seneca Falls, NY; Ian Brown and Cailey Condit, both of Leverett, MA.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, NY 13346.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY. 

Arthur "Art" Maine
HAMILTON - Arthur "Art" Maine, 78, of Bishop Rd., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 10, 2001, at his home.
Born May 29, 1923 in the Town of Madison, he was a son of Carlton A. and Agnes Kelley Maine, and received his education in local schools. Art was a lifelong area resident and a self employed dairy farmer until his retirement. He was an avid hunter, and a past member of the Madison Rod and Gun Club.
Surviving are four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Delores and Robert Spooner, and Marilyn Keith, all of Waterville, NY, Frances and Tony Kwiatkowski of Hamilton, Patricia and Russell Rogers of Hubbardsville, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles (Hoke) and Beverly Maine of Glens Falls, NY; several nieces and nephews, including Michael and Karol Maine of Hamilton. He was predeceased by a sister, Berniece Bikowsky; and a brother, Carlton Maine, Jr.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family with burial in the Madison Village Cemetery, Madison, NY.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Madison Fire Department, Madison, NY 13402.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY. 

Adelaide DeGroat Sears
DELMAR, NY/HAMILTON - Adelaide DeGroat Sears, formally of Delmar, NY died peacefully in her sleep November 4th, at age 96, at Luther Woods Convalescent Home after living at the Doylestown Pine Run Community for six years.
She was born October 21, 1905 to Dr. Harry Dewitt DeGroat and Helen Goodrich DeGroat. She was predeceased by her husband Wendell M. Sears who died at age 97. He was brought up in Hamilton and attended Cortland. The Sears family lived in Hamilton for many years and the family operated a number of farms in the area.
Mrs. Sears graduated from Smith College, taught English in Riverhead, Long Island and remedial reading at Philip Livingston, Albany, NY. She and her husband were longstanding members of the Albany, NY First Presbyterian Church. She gave of her time, compassion and resources to those in need. She was beloved by all who knew her and she will be sorely missed.
Other survivors include her sister Helen Bader, and brother Dewitt DeGroat; her children Janice Spencer, Constance Schlothauer, and Wendell I. Sears; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a very special student, Charles Koran.
Two Memorial Services are being planned, the first at the Fluehr Funeral Home in New Britian, PA, on December 8th, at 2:30 PM, and the second in late May 2002 at the Owego, NY Evergreen Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to your local Hospice. Anyone wishing further details please Email SearsSteve@aol.com.

Muriel Geiskopf Evans
BOONVILLE - Muriel Geiskopf Evans, 98, formerly of Charles Street, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2001, at Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville, where she had been a resident since 1998.
Muriel was born in the Town of Leyden on December 2, 1902, a daughter of Augustus and Anna Hoffman Geiskopf. She grew up in Boonville where she graduated from high school, and then was employed as an office assistant at Union Loom Works of Boonville. In 1924 she began her employment at John A. Roberts Dept. Store Credit Union of Utica. In 1929 she joined the NY State Potato Association, and moved to Georgetown, NY.
From 1962 until her retirement in 1967, Mrs. Evans was employed as a secretary at the Georgetown School. For a time she lived in Florida before returning to Boonville in the late 1970s to live with her sisters, Loretta and Isabelle Geiskopf.
Muriel was united in marriage with Harold J. Evans on July 4, 1963, at St. Joseph's Church of Boonville. Mr. Evans died in 1964.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church of Boonville and the Altar and Rosary Society.
Mrs. Evans is survived by one nephew, Robert Geiskopf, Boonville; and a stepson, The Reverend Norman B. Evans, Georgetown, NY. She was predeceased by a brother, Harold in 1972, and by three sisters, Loretta Geiskopf in 1978, Isabelle Geiskopf in 1991, and by Sister Mary Isidore (Eunice Geiskopf) of Sisters of St. Joseph's of Latham, NY on December 6, 2000.
Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, August 20, 2001 at St. Joseph's Church with interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, both in Boonville.
Arrangements were by the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church Memorial Fund. 

John W. Dalrymple
PRATTS HOLLOW - 
John W. Dalrymple, 73, of RD #1, Pratts Road, Munnsville, died Monday, November 12, 2001 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, following a motor vehicle accident south of Hamilton.
He was born June 24, 1928 in Milford, the son of Samuel L. and Edna Kelsey Dalrymple. John had spent his early years in Columbus, NY, living in Oneonta and South Edmeston before moving to Pratts Hollow 42 years ago. He had worked at the Smith-Lee Company Inc. in Oneida for 30 years, retiring in 1990. John was a Korean War veteran, serving overseas with the US Navy. He was a member of the Munnsville American Legion Post #54. John enjoyed hunting and fishing and his hobby farm.
He married June M. Fairchild on October 20, 1956 in Columbus, NY.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Kevin T. Dalrymple and Thomas O. Dalrymple, both of Pratts Hollow; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Samuel and Betty Dalrymple of Williamston, SC and Fred Dalrymple of Neillsville, WI; two sisters, Lucille Emerich of Clockville and Virginia McKinney of Marshfield, WI; two grandchildren, John Wayne Dalrymple and Kayla Marie Dalrymple; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by two sisters, Barbara Cast and June DeForest.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 16, 2001 at the Ball Funeral Home, Munnsville with the Rev. Mary Morris of the Stockbridge United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Lenox Rural Cemetery, Canastota. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Ball Funeral Home, 5327 North Main Street, Munnsville.

Pauline C. (Toro) Santa Maria
EARLVILLE - Pauline C. (Toro) Santa Maria, 81 years, formerly of South Hamilton Rd., passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2001, at Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Hamilton, NY.
Born March 9, 1920 in Roselle Park, NJ, she was a daughter of Joseph and Stefana (Stella) Pantina Toro, and was a graduate of Roselle Park High School. On November 21, 1943, Pauline was united in marriage to Vincent Santa Maria at the Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park. They lived in Edison, NJ for 20 years prior to moving to the Earlville/Sherburne area in 1971. Following retirement, they spent their winters in the Vero Beach, FL area for many years. During WWII, Pauline had worked as a welder at the GM Plant in Linden, NJ, manufacturing airplane parts. For most of her life she was a homemaker, and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Pauline was a communicant of St. Mary's Church of Hamilton. She was a former communicant of St. Malachy's Church, Sherburne, and a member of the Altar & Rosary Society.
Surviving are her husband, Vincent Santa Maria; four daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie A. and Fred Tompkins of Earlville, Paula C. and Russell Meseroll of Camillus, Elena T. and David Casscels, of Sherburne, and Celia P. and David Palmiter, of Sherburne; six grandchildren and a granddaughter-in-law, F. Vincent and Cara Carson Tompkins of Sherburne, Benjamin S. Palmiter, Jesse J. Palmiter and Jansen D. Casscles, all of Sherburne, Rebecca A. and Ross P. Meseroll, both of Camillus; a great grandson, Spencer M. Tompkins of Sherburne; a sister, Gandolfa Mary Cammarata of Roselle Park, NJ; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, Gandolfo and Raphael Toro.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 from St. Mary's Church, Hamilton, followed by burial in St. Malachy's Cemetery, Sherburne, NY.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Sherburne Fire Department, Sherburne, NY 13460.
Arrangements are by the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne. 

Dennis T. Murphy
SMYRNA - Dennis T. Murphy, 48, of Smyrna, NY died of a fatal auto accident in the Town of Smyrna on November 16, 2001.
Dennis was born in New York City on June 30, 1953 a son of Tomas and Adele-Sheehan Murphy. He spent most of his life on the East Side of New York.
He served in the U.S. Army for a short period of time. He was a very good mechanic all of his life.
Dennis married Yvonne Campagnio on November 15, 1975. He and his wife moved to Upstate New York to Smyrna, NY where he was employed by Kenyon Press and later to Webb and Sons where he worked until the time of his death.
Dennis showed much kindness to his fellow man and was always helping people out. God Rest His Soul.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, November 19, 2001 at St. Malachy's Church with the Rev. Father Francis Cass officiating. Burial will be in St. Malachy's Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Wm. W. Kehoe Funeral Home, 42 South Main Street, Sherburne, NY 13460. 

Elizabeth Jane Hinman
DEANSBORO - Elizabeth Jane Hinman, 102 years of age, passed away peacefully Monday morning, November 19, 2001, at her Deansboro residence.
Born May 9, 1899 at her family home, in Ffynnon Rhosgad Fan, North Wales, she was the daughter of Evan and Katherine Roberts. Elizabeth grew up and was educated in North Wales.
In 1920, she decided to set sail for the United States, where she took up residence with her sister, Kate Owens, in Oriskany Falls. Betty, as she became known, became a self-employed domestic employed by many area families: she also assisted on the family farm. On November 3, 1921, Elizabeth and Harold Hinman were united in a marriage that was to last for the next 41 years; he passed away in 1962.
Surviving are her daughter, Leona Catlin and one of her sons, Harold Jr., both of Tennessee; also her dear son, Alton, with whom she resided for so many years; and her sister, Gladys Jones, Utica. She was also blessed with three grandsons, Robert Catlin, OH, Ross Catlin, TN, and Brian Catlin, NC; one granddaughter, Virginia Hoad, TX; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; two special nieces, Kate and Jennie; and two nephews, in Wales, and one nephew, Bryn, in England; and many other nephews and nieces in this country. Not to be forgotten is one very special niece, Joan McNamara, Deansboro.
Betty's family wishes to extend special thanks to the Visiting Nurse Association, Dr. Roger Moore, dear friends, Julie Milogrando, Jamie Murphy, Cindy Roberts, Sandy Grifin and most special thanks to Charles and Mary Slocum plus so many others too numerous to mention.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, November 23, 2001, at the James W. Davis, Jr. Funeral Home, Oriskany Falls. Burial will be in Deansboro Cemetery. 

Deacon McCall Prosser
SHERBURNE - Deacon McCall Prosser, infant son of Corey and Lynn Stone Prosser, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at his home.
Surviving beside his parents are three brothers Dustin, Dylon and Damien; his grandparents Fred Skip and Cathy Stone of Sherburne and Harry and Edith Prosser of Andes; great grandparents Fred and Linda Stone and Richard and Helen Fink all of Norwich; his great great grandmother Evelyn Rounds and many aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandmother Barbara McCall Prosser.
His funeral services were held on Saturday, November 24, 2001, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne.
Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich. 

Erle J. Sutherland
CLINTON - Erle J. Sutherland, 79, beloved husband and father, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2001. He was born in Brookfield on April 4, 1922, a son of Winford and Olive Sutherland. He graduate from Morrisville High School, class of 1940.
He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. On June 26, 1947, in Hamilton, he was united in marriage to the former Betty Merriman. Mr. Sutherland was employed by Rome State School until his retirement in 1971, and also was a homebuilder.
Surviving are his wife Betty; a son and daughter-in-law Dale and Marianne Sutherland of Virginia Beach; a sister, Ruth Jenne of North Norwich; four brothers, Ceylon Sutherland and John Sutherland of DeRuyter, Scott Sutherland of Norfolk, VA; Jerry Sutherland of Orlando, FL; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Selly Newman of New Market, VA; and Samuel (Jack) and Winnie Merriman of Waterville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother David Sutherland.
Services were private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Central New York Region, 120 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502.
Arrangements by the Burgess Funeral Home, 25 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY. 

Claude Sherwood
SHERBURNE - Claude Sherwood went to live with the Lord on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 with his family at his side following a short battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and friend.
Born in Guilford, NY on March 29, 1927 to Duane and Josephine (Leach) Sherwood, moving to the Smyrna-Sherburne area in 1934, Claude joined the United States Navy in 1945, serving in WWII as a Seabea. Upon returning home, he married his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret (Smith) Sherwood on August 31, 1947.
They have five surviving children, Laura Eaton and husband Steve of Lima, NY; Larry Sherwood and wife Melinda of Earlville, Wayne Sherwood and wife Cindy of Hamilton, Sharon Enslow of Hamilton, and Shelly Solloway and husband Russell of Sherburne. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Leon and Carl of Sherburne, and several nieces and nephews.
In 1947 Claude and Margaret began farming in the Sherburne area, moving to South Hamilton in 1955 then to Hamilton in 1983, then back to Sherburne in 1995. He was a contractor in Hamilton, as well as a floriculturist at Colgate for 17 years. He was an avid gardener, spending many hours in his gardens. He also enjoyed hobby farming with a great love for animals. He was an initiator of the Brookfield Horse Trail System, as well as a member of the Willa Wanna Riding Club, and Del-se-nango Old Tyme Fiddlers.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 24, 2001 from The United Church of Christ, Sherburne. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery.
Contributions in Mr. Sherwood's memory may be made to The United Church of Christ or Hospice of Chenango County.
Arrangements by the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 South Main Street, Sherburne. 

Robert "Bob" Keyser
MADISON - Robert F. Keyser, 84, of Madison, died after a declining illness, at St. Mary's Care Center in Madison on Saturday, November 3, 2001. He was born July 11, 1919 in Syracuse, NY, to Beatrice and David Moody Keyser. He graduated from Madison High School and Excelsior College, Utica, NY and later married Adalyn LaGuardia on September 1, 1937 in Sharon Springs, NY. Bob and his family moved to Wisconsin in 1946 from Sidney, NY. They lived in the Madison area for over 50 years.
He worked in sales until 1951 when he started at Gisholt Machine Company as a precision machinist, remaining there until its closing in 1972. From there, he went to The United Way where he was the Building and Property Manager for ten years. In 1982 he became the Property Manager for The First Unitarian Society of Madison. In 1995 he retired and was honored by his many friends at the meeting house.
Bob joined the Democratic Party in 1951, and remained a loyal member. He also belonged to the Madison Steel Workers Union Local 1404 and took an active part in its leadership. All his life, Bob enjoyed Bird Dog Field Trialing, bringing home several trophies and awards with his English Setters and English Pointers. He was a member of the Southern Wisconsin Pointing Dog Club for many years, participating as a handler as well as a judge.
Bob was preceded in death by wife Adalyn, his parents, and son-in-law Glen Palenik. He is survived by brother Walter (Eula), Whitesboro, NY; daughters, Judy (Bill) Hable, Bloomer, WI; Mimi (Tom) Nelson, Houlton, WI; son, David of Madison; grandchildren, Amy Scott, Stillwater, MN; Wendy (Steven) Maves, Eau Claire, WI; Rebecca Hable, Philadelphia, PA; Laurie Hable, Egan, MN; Jim (Eileen) Hable, Inver Grove Heights, MN; David Nelson, Baltimore, MD; Eric Nelson, Chicago, IL: great grandchildren, Jackson Scott, Adalyn "Addie" Maves, Amanda Maves, and and expected great grandchild that he was very excited about; nephew, Walter "Charlie" Keyser, and niece, Sharon Keyser. And especially, his many dear friends at Saint Mary's Care Center.
A memorial service, date to be announced after the holidays, will be held to celebrate his life. 


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