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Robert "Bob" Frank Arnold

Robert "Bob" Frank Arnold, age 85, has joined Mary in eternal rest after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Elizabeth Church Manor in Binghamton.

Bob was born July 5, 1925 to Fred and Mina (Somers) Arnold in Hancock, New York. He spent most of his life in Hancock, moving to Deposit five years ago to be closer to family.

On June 1, 1947 he married Mary McMickle, they spent 63 wonderful years together. She predeceased him on November 12, 2010.

Surviving are a son, Robert (LuChi) of Humble, Texas and a daughter, Diane (Gary) Davie of Deposit, NY. He was also a very proud grandfather of five, Jason (Valerie) Davie, John (Jamie) Davie, James (Stacy) Davie, Kristen (Matthew) Schloss, and Lisa Arnold. Also bringing much joy to his life were his eight great-grandchildren Ashley, Katelyn, Madison, Mark, Abigail, Piper, Adam and Caden.

Bob is also survived by a brother and sisters-in-law Glen, Georgianna and Ann Arnold and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, his mother and father in-law Michael and Ida McMickle, a sister and brother in-law Florence and Leonard Whiting, brothers and sister in-law Fred Arnold, Clifford and Verna Arnold. Also sister in-law Edith Robinson, three brothers in-law Donald Weber, John and Ambrose McMickle.

Bob graduated from Hancock Central School, class of 1944. His first job was a projectionist at the Capitol Theatre in Hancock. He also worked as a mechanic for many years with his father at Arnold’s Garage on East Front Street in Hancock. Bob was a police officer and police chief in Hancock, a job that he took much pride in. He and Mary opened the "Country Store" in Hancock in the early 1960’s in the old Nichols building on Front Street. A few years later they opened a Montgomery Ward catalog store at the same location. He also worked at Kaplan-Chevrolet as service manager. He served as a trustee on the Hancock Village Board and was a long time member of the Hancock Fire Department. Bob was a lifetime member of Emory United Methodist Church in Hancock.

Bob enjoyed camping, doing beautiful woodwork projects and spending time with family. He and Mary took many trips to the Outer Banks in North Carolina where he loved spending time on the beach.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 12 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Deposit with Rev. Keith Benjamin officiating. Calling hours were from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial in the spring in Riverview Cemetery in Hancock. Arrangements by Aegis Cremation.

The family would like to thank the staff of the third floor Alzheimer’s Unit at Elizabeth Church Manor for the wonderful care they gave our Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Your loving care is truly appreciated. Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to the Hancock Community Education Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association.

A loving father is now at rest,

For each of us he did his best.

His love was great, his heart was kind,A beautiful memory left behind.

Kenneth M. Axtell, Jr.

Kenneth M. Axtell, Jr., 75, of South New Berlin, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Ken was born on August 19, 1935, son of the late Kenneth, Sr. and Sylvia (Frank) Axtell in Deposit. Ken graduated from Delhi College with his associates and joined the National Guard, serving honorably from 1956 until 1958. Ken was a bank executive with Farmers National Bank in Deposit for 35 years, retiring in 1992. On April 5, 1991, Ken was married to Joan Blood at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New Berlin.

Ken was a dedicated member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New Berlin, as well as American Legion Post 1289, South New Berlin. Ken served on the Tri-Town Regional Hospital Foundation in Sidney, and was President of the South New Berlin Library Board. Ken was also an honorary member of the NBT Board of Directors in Norwich.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of nearly 20 years: Joan B. Axtell of South New Berlin; sister: Joyce Klipp of Plantation, FL; brother-in-law: George Blood and his wife, Clarice of Norwich; two sisters-in-law, Susan Zagami and her husband, Paul of Norwich, Helen Murray and her husband, Michael of Norwich; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New Berlin with Rev. Chuck Taylor, pastor officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at a later date in St. Andrew's Cemetery, New Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to: Deposit Historical Society, c/o Richard Axtell, 1 River St., Deposit, NY 13754; St. Andrew's Church 40 S. Main St., New Berlin, NY 13411 or to the Tri-Town Regional Hospital Foundation, c/o Scott McLean, 8 Hayes Blvd., Sidney, NY 13838. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel 21 Main St. Sidney.

Sandra Lee Axtell

Sandra Lee Axtell, 73, of Deposit, NY, died unexpectedly October 14, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Richard S. Axtell; and by several cousins. Sandra was a life member and treasurer of the Deposit Historical Society and also a member of the Deposit First United Methodist Church.

A Memorial Service for Sandra was held at the Deposit First United Methodist Church on Monday, October 17 at 2 p.m. with the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Keith Benjamin, officiating. Calling hours were at the church on Monday from noon until 2 p.m. time of service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Deposit Historical Society or the Deposit First United Methodist Church and both sent c/o Richard S. Axtell to 20 Main Street, Deposit, NY 13754. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

Marcella Scrambling Barringer

Marcella Scrambling Barringer, 95, died on March 3, 2011, at Bridgewater Center, Binghamton, NY. She was born on April 18, 1915 in Cannonsville, the daughter of Walter and Mary Scrambling.

Marcella was raised in Cannonsville and Deposit and lived most of her life there. She married Marshall Barringer from Walton and he predeceased her. Marcella was a loving mother and grandmother and she loved to bake and sew.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law: Arnold and Violet, Hancock, Richard and Wynonna, OK, and Bill and Char, GA; two daughters: Sonja Barringer, Deposit, and Carol Kennedy, NC; 26 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 8 great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister and brother-in-law: Betty and Charles Crisman, Hancock; one daughter-in-law: Sharon Barringer, AL; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son: Walter Barringer Sr., a sister: Gladys Goodman, a brother: Walter Scrambling, and six grandchildren: Walter Barringer Jr., Natalie Pettibone, Michael Pettibone Jr., Richard Barringer Jr., Jordon Cleveland, and Richard Rought.

Calling hours were held on Monday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a service following at 12:00 p.m. at the Zacharias Funeral Home, Deposit, NY. Interment will be in the spring in Walton Cemetery, Walton. Donations can be made in Marcella’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Arrangements by Zacharias Funeral Home, Deposit.

Maria "Sylvia" Begeal

Maria "Sylvia" Begeal passed away at her home surrounded by her husband and loved ones on Friday, October 14, 2011.

Sylvia was born on February 14, 1957 in Campos Alto Brazil, the daughter of father Jair Ferreira DaSilva and Mother Neusa Barbara DaSilva. A resident of the United States for 13 years, she married her husband, Brian Begeal, ten years ago.

Together, Brian and Sylvia ran Silver Mist Farm on Silver Lake Road in Deposit. She referred to their cows as her babies and the farm machinery as her toys. She took great joy in her work and adored her five beagle hounds.

Sylvia is survived by her beloved family: her husband Brian, her father in Brazil, and many brothers, sisters, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Calling hours were 6-8 p.m. Monday at Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit. She will be buried in the Municipal Cemetery of Campos Alto Brazil.

Carol A. Bosket

Carol A. Bosket, 75 of Windsor, died on Monday, June 6, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Everett Bosket, Windsor; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Bruce Andrews, Pt. Crane, Debra and Thomas Arnold, Owego; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Renee Bosket, Chicago, Donald and Valerie Bosket, Newark Valley; six grandchildren, Matthew, Justin, and Nathan Arnold, Katie Bosket, Erin Chapman, and Patrick Bradley; two great-grandchildren, Malloy and Rex Chapman; two sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley and Jay Allen, NC, Kathy Brown, Painted Post; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marie and Albert Schultes, Windsor and also several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Windsor United Methodist Church. Carol was an X-Ray Technician with various medical groups and loved to sew, quilt and bake.

Memorial Services were held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Thursday at 6 p.m. Burial was in Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga on Friday at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House of CNY (www.cnyronald mcdonaldhouse. org). On-line condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.

Lydia Schultz Bouren

Lydia Schultz Bouren formerly of Deposit and Afton died peacefully at her current residence, Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home Lake Katrine, NY on Tuesday September 27, 2011 at age 95.

Lydia was born on March 3, 1916 in Shinglehouse, PA. She then moved to Deposit, NY where she earned a high school diploma in 1936. Lydia graduated in 1940 from the Binghamton City Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Lydia also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Cortland to become a School Nurse Teacher in 1968. Lydia worked as a School Nurse Teacher at Harpursville School for 25 years. Nursing and teaching were her passion and she touched the lives of many. Lydia was known for her kindness and compassion for others as well as her famous pies. Lydia was active with the Eastern Broome Senior Center and the building of their facility in Harpursville.

Lydia was married on May 8, 1944 to Artie Bouren who passed away in 1990.

Lydia is survived by her two children and their spouses: Peggy (Bouren) and Richard Squire of Afton, Lenny and Lois Bouren of Saugerties. Lydia was also the beloved grandmother of Meghan Bouren of Rochester. Lydia also had a special relationship with Richard’s children: Theresa Hampton of Owosso, MI and Jennifer Manwarren and son Dustin of Olean, NY.

Lydia was predeceased by brothers: Thomas, Carl, Alfred (Fritz) Schultz, Henry (Hank), and Robert (Bobby) Rothganger, and sister: Margaret (Pooty) Caiazza. She is survived by her sisters: Connie (Charles Sicner) and Mae (Makey) Cyzeski as well as sisters-in-law: Florence Schultz, Arlene and Charlotte Rothganger.

Funeral Services were held at the Osterhoudt Madden Funeral Home, 69-71 Maple Street. Harpursville on Friday at 10 a.m. Pastor Sue Shields officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville. The family received friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The family has asked for donations in lieu of flowers be made to The Lydia Schultz Bouren Nursing Scholarship at Harpursville Central School or to the Eastern Broome Senior Center.

Berkeley S. Boyd

Berkeley S. Boyd, 88, of Ruther Glen, VA died on Monday, July 18, 2011.

Berkeley was born to Ruth Adams Boyd and Leland Berkeley Boyd on July 26, 1923 in Deposit, New York. He was raised in Cannonsville, New York and graduated from Deposit Central High School in 1940. He married the late Lois R. Boyd in 1948.

Berkeley served in the military during World War II and the Korean War. During WWII he flew 35 missions over Europe as a B-17 pilot/co-pilot and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Later he was a test pilot for the Air Force Proving Ground Command. He was also a graduate aeromechanical engineer and professional engineer and held a master's degree in business management.

After twenty-six years of Federal military and civilian service and fourteen years with aviation firms, Berkeley retired from the Small Business Administration in 1983. He and wife Lois moved to Lake of the Woods in Orange County, VA. There he was active for many years in volunteer service for the community, for the Lake of the Woods Church, and with the Optimist Club. He served as Optimist International District governor from 1984-85, and vice president of Optimist International from 1991-93. In 1995 he and Lois received the Distinguished Service Award of the Lake of the Woods Association for their many years of work on behalf of the Association and Orange County.

Berkeley is survived by two children, Neil B. Boyd of Ruther Glen, VA, and Teresa B. Brown of Ruther Glen; and a grandson, Matthew A. Brown of Brooklyn, NY. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Boyd Tickel of Langhome, PA and his brother, Robert A. Boyd, of Binghamton, NY, and twelve nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 11 a.m., at the Memorial Chapel at the National Museum of the Marine Corps,18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, VA 22172.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lake of the Woods Church, One Church Lane, Locust Grove, VA 22508; Optimist International Foundation, PO Box 952126, St. Louis, MO 63195-2126; or to Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Center, 1601 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23224. Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, VA, is in charge of arrangements. For an on-line guestbook and obituary, visit www.johnson cares.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron's name to the Deposit Fire/EMT Department or a charity of your choice.

Helyn S. Brainard

Helyn S. Brainard, age 92, Walton, residing at Countryside Care Center where she spent the last several years went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2011. Helyn was born June 9, 1919 in Dickson City, PA. to Arthur and Jean Schmidt. She attended Dickson City Schools and graduated in 1937. After graduating from high school, Helyn worked at Starlight Inn, in PA where she met her future husband, John Brainard of Walton, NY. They were married January 10, 1942 in the Methodist Church in Dickson City and then made their home in Walton.

She was an active member of the United Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and taught the kindergarten class and the women’s class for several years. She later helped organize the Presbyterian Women’s Circle in 1958.

Helyn also was an active member of the East Walton Ladies' Aid Society and the Walton Grange. Helyn later worked for the Western Auto Store and later on at the Fabric Store in Walton for several years. She enjoyed baking, snowmobiling and traveling throughout the USA.

Helyn is survived by her sons: Roger and his wife, Lynn of Deposit, Harold of Windsor; her daughters: Barbara Bennett and her husband, George of Payson, AZ, Audrey McKee and her husband, Steve of Englewood, CO; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, John; her sister, Margaret Schmidt; her brother, Harold Schmidt; brother-in-law, Richard Brainard and his wife Norma.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Calling hours were July 21 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton where services were held following visitation at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lisa Ruth Mays officiating.

After the services there was a Celebration of Life for Helyn at the United Presbyterian Church, 58 East Street, Walton. Lunch was served by the ladies of the church.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Helyn’s name to the United Presbyterian Church, 58 East Street, Walton, New York 13856 or Catskill Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, New York 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made on-line by visiting www. courtneyfh.com.

Robert T. Brandt

Robert T. Brandt, 84, of Windsor died at 8:07 p.m. Sunday, January 9, 2011 at his home. He was predeceased by his son, Robert T. Brandt, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Hazel Brandt, Windsor, his daughters and sons-in-law: Lynn and George Keenan, Maryland, Cheryl and Bill English, Vestal, Terri and Thomas Miller, Johnson City; sons and daughter-in-law: Thomas L. and Elsie Brandt, FL, Dennis Brandt, Windsor; nine grandchildren, two sisters and brother-in-law: Patty Brandt, Helen and Dave Feest, all of Chester, NY and also several nieces and nephews.

He was lead engineer of Operating Engineers Local 825, a Navy Veteran of WW II & Korea, member of American Legion Post 86 in Susquehanna, VFW 261 in Windsor, F & AM Lodge 396 in Deposit, Kalurah Shiners, and Loyal Order of Moose.

Funeral Services were held at the Windsor Presbyterian Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. Kevin Rollo officiated. The family received friends at the church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Kalurah Shriners Transportation Fund, 625 Dickinson St. Endicott, NY 13760. On-line condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at: www.omaddenfh. com. Arrangements by Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville.

Alden C. Briggs

Alden C. Briggs, 78, of Deposit, went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2011 while vacationing in Key Largo, FL.

He was born December 29, 1932, the sixth child born to John and Bertha Briggs on the family farm on Beebe Hill.

On June 13, 1959, he married Mary Brenda Russell, his loving and devoted wife who survives him. He is also survived by his children: Alden Jr. (Buddy) Briggs, Laurie Cantella, Mary Kay and Dave Gifford, Bob and Sheryl Briggs, Betsy and Ed Hughes, and Joseph Briggs; grandchildren: Mickey and John Antoni, Logan, Lauren, and Jenna Gifford, and Owen Briggs; a brother, Edwin; and a son-in-law, Mike Antoni. Other survivors include sisters- and brothers-in-law: Letha, Margaret, Joan, and Nancy Briggs, Jean and Jim Shevlin, and Pat and Vin Ackerman, also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Alden was predeceased by brothers John, Durwood, Berkeley, and Virgil; sister, Vera; son-in-law, Steve Cantella; brother-in-law, John Russell; and mother- and father-in-law, Kermit and Brenda Russell.

Alden was a dairy farmer most of his life. He owned and operated a farm on Beebe Hill until the barn was destroyed by fire in 1973, after which he bought a farm on Airport Road. He retired from farming in 1990, and served as Town of Deposit Highway Superintendent until 2004, then served for two years as a Town of Deposit Councilman.

Calling hours will be held Friday at Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second Street, Deposit, from 4 - 7 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Deposit on Saturday at 11 a.m.

And until we meet again, may the good Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.

Patricia A. Brundege

Patricia A. Brundege, 73, a lifelong resident of Walton passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, July 27, 2011 at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton.

Pat was born on August 16, 1937 in Cannonsville, the daughter of the late Earl and Glenola (Sherman) Reynolds. She was married to Richard Brundege, who survives.

Pat was employed as a cook at the Walton Central School for many years. She enjoyed doing ceramics, puzzles, and reading, in her spare time. She was a devoted member of the Northfield Community Church. Pat saved and cherished the many cards she received from her family for always being there and thanking her and recognizing the many things she did for them.

Pat is survived by her loving family, her husband, Dick, her children: Debbie Hessinger of Kansas, Ellen Pingrey of Binghamton, Donald (Lynn) Hessinger of South Kortright, Ronald Hessinger of Syracuse, Richard (Roberta) Brundege of Greene, Jeanne (Gerald) Harris of South New Berlin, John (Tracy) Brundege of FL, Linda Brundege of Walton; her grandchildren: Tammy, Tina, Lee, Keith, Jacob, Tracy, Beaver, RJ, Jeff, Julita, Tim, Kathryn, Sarah, Brandi, Jennifer, John; nine great-grandchildren; her brothers: Pete (Jane) Reynolds, Thomas (Sandy) Reynolds, Jim (Bert) Reynolds all of Sidney Center; her sisters: Louise (Junior) Decker of Deposit; Jean (Tim) McCumber of Walton; special friend Terry Dolph, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother Ben Reynolds, and a sister Jane Sowder.

A graveside service was held at the Sidney Center Cemetery on Monday, August 1 at 11 a.m. with the Pastor Marv. Root, pastor of the Northfield Community Church, officiating. There were no calling hours.

Richard W. Brundege

Richard W. "Red" Brundege, 84, a long time resident of Walton passed away Tuesday morning, September 27, 2011 at O’Connor Hospital, Delhi, following a long illness.

Red was born on September 21, 1927 in Rock Royal, the son of the late Wesley and Ruth (Schriber) Brundege. He was a graduate of Deposit Central School. He was married to the former Patricia A. Reynolds. She died on July 27, 2011.

Red was employed at S.J. Bailey’s, Walton and terminal manager at Cossitt Motor Express, Norwich. He was a former member of the Walton Fire Dept., Club Royale Oasis and the Walton Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons.

Red enjoyed horseracing, hunting, fishing, coin collecting, and sports on TV.

Red is is survived by his loving family, his children: Jeanne (Gerald) Harris of South New Berlin, NY, Linda Brundege of Walton, NY, Debbie Hessinger, Ellen Pingrey of Binghamton, NY; four sons: Richard (Roberta) Brundege of Greene, NY, John (Tracy) Brundege of FL, Donald (Lynn) Hessinger of South Kortright, NY, Ronald Hessinger of Syracuse, NY; his grandchildren: Julita, Tim, Kathryn, Sarah, Brandi, Jennifer, John, Tammy, Tina, Lee, Keith, Jacob, Tracy, Beaver, RJ, Jeff; nine great-grandchildren; sister: Mary Van Valkenburg, Afton; brothers and sister in law: Pete (Jane) Reynolds, Thomas (Sandy) Reynolds, Jim (Bert) Reynolds all of Sidney Center; Dorthea Brundege, Franklin; Anna Brundege, Walton; Louise (Junior) Decker of Deposit; Jean (Tim) McCumber of Walton; special friend Terry Dolph, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service was be held on Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m. at Sidney Center Highland Cemetery with Pastor Marv Root, officiating. Memorial contributions in Red’s memory may be made to either: Walton EMS, 61 West Street, Walton, New York 13856 or the Northfield Community Church, 5118 County Highway 23, Walton, New York 13856,or Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton, New York.

Condolences to the family may be made on-line by visiting www. courtneyfh.com.

Howard R. "Tim" Buchanan

Howard R. "Tim" Buchanan, 70, of Winter Garden, FL died February 4, 2011 at his home. He is survived by two sons: Vern (Dawn) Buchanan and Daniel Buchanan; four grandchildren: Robyn Buchanan and her finance Michael Stroub, Ashley Buchanan, Cody Buchanan, and Daniel Buchanan, Jr.; two sisters: Wilma (Harry Sprague and Billie (Wilbur) Karcher, many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends in Florida: Betty Palmer and her family.

"Tim" was born June 25, 1940 in Hancock, NY, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Brown) Buchanan. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and had lived in Florida for the past 40 years. In 2009, he retired from Conrad Construction in Orlando, FL. He was a member of Park Ridge Baptist Church and was a member of the Elks, Moose, and Eagles Clubs in Orlando.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit, with the Rev. Keith Albee of the Deposit Community Church officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Hancock. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Park Ridge Baptist Church, C/O Pastor Ben Glover at 3629 Crystal St., Gotha, FL 34724.

Stephen A. Buell

Stephen A. Buell, 58 years old of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Binghamton, NY was received peacefully into the arms of our Lord on March 8, 2011. Born on April 16, 1952 to George and Josephine Buell, Sr. Stephen was predeceased by his father, George A. Buell, Sr. Stephen is survived by his mother, Josephine Buell from Binghamton.

Stephen is also survived by his brothers: Gregory (Janette) Buell, Chenango Forks, NY, George (Connie) Buell, Jr., Auburn Hills, MI; sisters: Lydia Buell, Binghamton and Lynda (Richard) Wragge, Binghamton; his loving nephews: Greg Jr., Sean, Jason, Joshua and Jeremy; his stepmother: Audrey Buell; 7 stepbrothers and stepsisters; cousins, aunts and uncles from his extended family.

Stephen was a native of Windsor, NY and served our country with the U.S. Army. After serving his country, Stephen made his home in Wilmington, DE, where he was self-employed as a carpenter. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as, collecting coins. Stephen will always be remembered for his free spirited nature and willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

A celebration of Stephen’s life was held on Saturday, March 12 at Calvary Baptist Church, 466 Chenango St., Binghamton with Pastor Bill Snyder officiating. Calling hours were from 2 p.m. until time of service which was at 3 p.m.

Carol M. Butts

Carol M. Butts, Deposit, presently Bainbridge, NY, born June 26, 1944, went to be with the Lord, July 10, 2011. She is survived by her husband: Russell Butts; daughter: Amy Sue Galinda (Luis); granddaughters: Samantha, Emmalynne and Sejasity Sherman; her mother: Evelyn Ruth Bruning; sisters: Gail Lord, Linda Zenetti, and Bonnie Wormuth; brothers: David Haynes, Richard Bruning and Robert Bruning, two sisters-in-law: Mary Jayne Bosket and Deliah Wagner; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Carol was predeceased by her father: Clayton Haynes and by her step- father: Karl Bruning.

Carol was a great wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a saint who touched many lives, and helped raise and care for many children as well as adults. With 30 plus nieces and nephews, she was mostly known as Aunt Carol.

Calling hours were held Thursday, July 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a brief service at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit. Graveside service will be held Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deposit.

Sandra Call

Sandra D. Call, 65, of Deposit, NY died July 7, 2011. She is survived by her husband: Wilfred J. Call; two daughters: Patricia Michalski and Tara Call; and three grandchildren: Kaitlynn and David Michalski and Stephen Lay, Jr.

Being a wife, mother and grandmother was most important in Sandra's life.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit with Father Jim Shevlin officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. time of service. Betty Jane Hibbard

Antonio Angelo Capolupo

Antonio Angelo Capolupo, 59, of Deposit passed away peacefully with his family and friends by his side on Wednesday August 17, 2011. He was predeceased by his loving wife Clemintine Ann Capolupo, his father Samuel Capolupo, and his mother Christina Capolupo.

He is survived by his step mother Lois Capolupo; significant other Michelle Brown; and his children: daughter Antoinette Capolupo and fiancÚ Anthony Decker, and son Samuel Capolupo; his stepchildren: Judie Parks and husband Larry, Akela Dix and husband Toby, Daniel Lasher, Brian Lasher and wife Lynn, and Leanne Hanstine; his grandchildren: Angelina, Anjelica, Austin, Sean, Anthony, Lily, Samantha, Alivya, Trinity, Haiden, Camden, Breyden, and Kavan; brothers and sisters: Angelo Capolupo and special friend Eileen Klein, Mindi Pasquarello, Sandy Olmstead and Don Parmalee, Debbie Laskowski and husband Jack, Tina D’urbano and husband Ben, Theresa Capolupo; and several nieces and nephews.

We would like to send a special thank you to all of our close friends who stood by us in this time of need. Also, doctors and staff in North Tower 3 and 5 at Wilson Memorial Hospital and to Lourdes Hospice for their kindness and care.

Calling hours were at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second Street, Deposit from noon to 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 20. Service immediately followed the calling hour.

John A. "Poncho" Cappello

John A. "Poncho" Cappello, 75, of Deposit, NY died unexpectedly of natural causes on January 30, 2011 at his home.

John is survived by two sons: David Cappello of Dallas, TX and Drew Cappello; by a brother and sister-in-law: Joseph and Theresa Cappello who live in Virginia; and by a special friend Kathy Watkins of Deposit.

John was predeceased by his wife of 28 years, Caroline, in 1999. John was born May 17, 1935 in McAdoo, PA, the son of Alphonso and Catherine Cappello. He studied Arts and drafting at Penn State University. He worked as resort manager for Mt. Tone in PA, as manager of Whipples Lumber Yard in Binghamton, NY and retired from Leonard Bus Sales in Deposit where he worked as a graphic artist and sign designer.

Private Funeral arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home at 78 Second St., Deposit, NY 13754.

Nicholas P. Caputo, Jr.

Nicholas P. Caputo, Jr., 46, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at his home due to his health problems. He was born June 11, 1964 in Montclair, NJ, the son of Nicholas P. Caputo, Sr. and Dominica Policoro Caputo.

Nick moved to Deposit nine years ago and began working as a clerk at Ditewig's General Store in McClure.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law: Marie and Mark Warren of Pompton Lakes, NJ and by a niece: Tiffany Warren and nephew: Eric Warren; and by his friend, Guy Struble, and all the folks and his customers at Ditewig's.

Private Funeral arrangements were made by his family through the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit.

Joshua Wyatt Christensen

Joshua Wyatt Christensen, 18, of Lakewood, PA, died unexpectedly November 15, 2011.

He is survived by his parents: Alan and Judy Christensen; brothers: Alex and Danny; a sister: Casey; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Lynn.

Joshua had attended high school in Honesdale, PA, and was registered to attend Luzerne College in the spring.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St. in Deposit, NY, with Rev. Patricia Hanley, pastor of the Shehawken UMC, officiating. Calling hours were at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. time of service. Memorial donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Franklyn P. Cism, Jr.

Franklyn P. Cism, Jr., 92, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital. Frank was born on November 4, 1918 in Union Hill, NJ to parents, Lillian Lawson Cism and Franklyn P. Cism, Sr.

He was a graduate of Beacon High School. In his youth, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He went in the United States Navy in 1943 and was a Ship fitter and Welder during World War II. He returned to Cornell University in March of 1946, graduated in 1949 and earned a Masters Degree in 1950.

While attending Cornell, he was an active member of the Cornell Cross Country Team, the Cornell Men’s Glee Club, the Carnellian Chorus, and the Intramural Boxing Team. He continually sought to further his education earning an additional Master degree and additional graduate level credits at New Paltz State Teachers College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Lafayette College, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Wyoming. He also became certified to teach Driver Education and earned a certificate in Public School Administration.

Frank taught the Sciences at Harpursville Central School for 32 years. Prior to retiring from teaching, he attended the Ministerial Program at Wesley Seminary and became a Methodist Minister. He was a minister at the Hale Eddy Church for many years. He was elected as a member of the Harpursville Board of Education in July 1986 and held his position on the Board of Education for 20 years.

In September of 2005, Frank earned an Achievement Citation though the New York State School Boards Association recognizing his leadership. Frank was also a dedicated community leader being a member of and chairman of the Town Council, Planning and Development Committee, Education Committee, and Greater Colesville Development Association. He was also a Scout Master for many years.

In addition, he was a member of the American Legion, The Clef Club in Binghamton and a long term member of the Savage Club at Cornell University. He earned the 32nd Degree Scottish Rite F&AM. Frank also wrote columns for various local newspapers and was a frequent contributor to the Editor.

He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, teacher, grandfather, and community leader. He will be greatly missed by all. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Gilberta Andreita Stevens Cism, son, Franklyn P. Cism, III. daughter in law, Trudy E. Cism and one of his sisters, Joan Cism Wheeler, and great-granddaughter, Maya Lynn Wood.

He is survived by two of his sisters: Barbara Cism Karaffa and Patricia Cism Scofield; his four daughters and sons-in-law Reita and Lynn Pullis, Carol Kunkel, Nancy and John Lewis, Laurel Cism and Michael Loher; 19 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren and also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held at the Harpursville United Methodist Church on Friday at 11:00a.m. Pastor Sue Shields will officiated. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville in the spring. The family received friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Frank Cism Science Award at Harpursville Schools, POB 147 Harpursville, NY 13787, Attn: Doris Mertz. On-line condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com. F & AM Lodge 442 held a Masonic Service on Thursday at 8 p.m.

John (Jack) Louis Comfort

John (Jack) Louis Comfort, 85, of Windsor, NY, formerly of Walton, NY, passed away unexpectedly December 29, 2011 at his home. He was predeceased by his parents: John and Carrie Comfort; brother and sister: Robert Howard Comfort and Lillian Belle Rickard; and an infant daughter: Betty Comfort.

He is survived by his life partner: Anna Shoemaker; his children and spouses: Helen and Harold Hayward, Mary and John Behrer, John Jr. and Chrissy Comfort, and also by Stasia Bryant and friend Bill Fairbairn, Pearl and Dan Strauss and Olivia Strauss; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sisters: Virginia Nora Johnson, Eleanor Louise Mort, Marjorie Jean Taylor, Barbara Joan Keesey and Shirley Ann Hodgins; his extended family including a special niece: Diane and John Leon.

John was a member of Third Army Division - Airborne in WW II, lifelong truck driver, and avid "fixer upper" - "Jack of all trades".

A Memorial Service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit. Visitation was at the funeral home on Monday for one hour prior to the service.

Clinton Vere "Skinny" Conklin

Clinton Vere Conklin, "Skinny", 89, passed away September 1, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.

He is survived by his wife Cordia; by his children: Cheryl (Jeff) Curtis, Craig (Heather) Conklin and Beverly (Jeff) Hartz; grandchildren: Jason and Brian Curtis, Stacie, Matthew and Danielle Conklin, Clinton Hartz and Shannon Baudendistel; great-grandchildren: Trenton, Alyssa, Averiona Curtis, Kevin and Kaden Conklin, Ethan and Evan Baudendistel. (He was recently predeceased by a great-grandchild: Keyrah Conklin.) Also survived by a brother: Lee (Pat) Conklin and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vere operated the C. D. Conklin & Sons Family Farm for many years and then built and operated a Store and Gas Station on his Dug Road property. He then worked as a custodian for Deposit Central Schools until retiring in 1984. Vere continued to drive school bus for Deposit until he was 84 years old. He was a member of the Deposit Fire Department and still an Honorary Member.

Funeral Services were held at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second Street, Deposit on Tuesday, September 6 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Axtell, pastor of the Sherman Bible Chapel, officiating. Calling hours were held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. time of service. Burial will be in the McClure Cemetery at McClure. Friends wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of one's choice.

Carl L. Conway

Carl L. Conway, 79, of Deposit, went to be with his new-found Lord on September 6, 2011 after losing his battle with cancer.

He leaves his loving wife Barbara (Reynolds) Conway, four children: Carla (Alan) Decker, Michael (Donette) Offnick, Linda (Don) Foster, Charles Elliott; a very special niece: Sharon Wist; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many others who called him dad or grandpa.

He is survived by several brothers and sisters: Betty Robinson, Bobby Conway, Mary Bowker, Jim Barnes, Frances Lee, Edward Barnes, and Joyce Frazier.

He was predeceased by his sister Barbara and brothers: Ken, Lyle and George (Bud).

Carl is remembered for his sense of humor and for being a loving husband and father and a man who would do anything for anybody. He was a friend to all who knew him. He was an outstanding mechanic and a man who enjoyed his family, his friends, and his life.

Funeral services were held at the Maple Lane Assembly of God Church on Friday, September 9, Pastor Kathy Myrick officiating.

Frederika V. Cranston

Frederika Vanderzee Cranston died suddenly on Sunday, February 6, 2011. She was born on January 20, 1923 to Catherine (Rinsma) and John Vanderzee. Though she was born and grew up in Walton, she would be quick to tell you that she was conceived in Holland, because her parents had only immigrated to the United States in the fall of 1922. Her Dutch heritage was a great source of pride to her. She graduated from Walton Central School and married William E. Cranston on September 29, 1945. They had four children: Jerry (Kay) in Eldon, Iowa, Jim in Reno, Nevada and Sally in Walton.

She was predeceased by her son Tom in 1983 and her husband in 2001.

Freddy had a long and full life and until recently she was always active in the community and the United Methodist Church. She had many, many friends and enjoyed playing bridge, going to Game Day at the church, doing crosswords, and especially playing Scrabble with her dear and true friend, William Beckmann.

When Freddy retired from working at Fancher’s Law Office, she was active in her flower garden, at the Walton Food Bank, with the Haulenbeek-Cable Scholarship Committee, the Delhi Bird Club, and the Delaware Historical Society where she was the Walton Village Historian. Freddy was a chronicler of people, places and events—little went unnoticed or unnoted and all photographs were dated. She had recently begun to correspond with her cousin, Roelof, in Holland who wrote her that the Vanderzee Family Tree went back as far as 1700 and that her great-grandfather’s wife’s family could be traced back to 1400. This is the sort of information she loved.

Freddy and her husband Bill both loved to sing, and there was no road trip without song. For the past five years she had been spending Sunday afternoons at her daughter’s house in the country. There, on the deck in a rocker or on the couch in the living room, she listened all afternoon to the radio. Her favorite program was Prairie Home Companion. She could relate to the stories and knew the words to all the songs.

Freddy is survived by her three children, her grandchildren, Nathan, Amanda, Cornelius, Brad, Missy and Jennifer, and her much loved great-granddaughter Breeze. She is also survived by her sister Katie in Auburn. Freddy was predeceased by her sisters Hilda Kipp, Anna Taggart, and Mary Pedley. She had wonderful nieces and nephews who have helped her so often with whatever she needed.

Those wishing to make contributions in Freddy’s name may do with the United Methodist Church, the William B. Ogden Free Library in Walton or the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society in Delhi. Calling Hours were at the Courtney Funeral Home at 25 Townsend St. on Wednesday, February 9 from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8. Freddy’s funeral was held at the United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences to the family may be made on-line by visiting our web site at www.courtneyfh.com.

Charles L. Crisman

Charles L. Crisman, 97, peacefully passed away with his family at his bedside on June 7, 2011, at the Bridgewater Nursing Home in Binghamton.

Born on July 27, 1913 in Deposit to parents Byron and Anna (Carpenter) Crisman, Mr. Crisman lived his life as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed, admired, and respected nature and the environment. He worked as a "tiller of the soil" as both a farmer and a gardener before moving to Hancock, NY with his wife and two daughters in 1960 where he worked at Hathaway Ford, and eventually Bard Parker from where he retired.

Mr. Crisman is best remembered as always being friendly and smiling, and as being kind, caring, and giving. He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Orvetta Scrambling. The couple married on May 12, 1945 in Deposit. He is also survived by two daughters, Helen and Patricia; three grandchildren, Nadene (Locke) Cafasso, and Angela and Benjamin Johnson; one great-granddaughter, Alura Cafasso; and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Maurice, died at the age of 5.

Calling hours were held on Saturday, June 11, from 6-8 p.m. at Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock. There was one hour of calling on Sunday, June 12 from 1-2 p.m. with a service following at 2 p.m. also at the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Roxy Moses officiated and interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Hancock.

It is Mr. Crisman’s wish that donations to the Louise Adelia Read Memorial Library, 104 Read St., Hancock, NY 13783, be made in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.

Frederick J. D'Apice

Frederick J. D'Apice, 63, of Hale Eddy, NY died June 15, 2011 when he was involved in an accident while riding his motorcycle on Route 81 in Kirkwood, NY.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years: Jean (Wingerter) D'Apice; two sons: Frederick D'Apice III and Peter Joseph D'Apice and wife Larissa D'Apice; four grandchildren: Brianna, Frederick IV, Jessica and Peter; a brother: Michael D'Apice; four sisters: Angela (Richard) Kapf, Roseanne Beneduci, Carolyn (Thomas) Cesta and Joanne Define; also aunts, uncles and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fred had worked for the New York City Sanitation Dept. for twelve years and in 1993 moved from Yonkers, NY to Hale Eddy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

A Funeral Mass was offered by Rev. Thomas Catucci at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20 at St. Joseph's Church in Deposit. Burial was in the Hale Eddy Cemetery at Hale Eddy. Calling hours were at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit on Sunday from 4-7:00 p.m.

Rory S. Decker

Rory S. Decker, 42, passed away at home, Friday night, May 13, 2011, following a five-month illness.

He was born February 27, 1969, in Newark, NJ, the son of Golden E. and Sandra J. (Wescott) Decker, spent most of his life in Delhi where he attended Delaware Academy, and married Victoria D. Mahan, August 21, 2004.

A self-employed carpenter working with his father, Rory enjoyed fishing, horseshoes and W.W.F. Wrestling. Artistic in drawing, he was a "Scooby-Doo" fan. A solitary and independent man, Rory had a sense of humor, and was close to his family.

Surviving are his wife, "Vicki," and daughter, Dominique Decker, at home; son and daughter, James and Ashli Eichler, Meridale; his dad and mom, Golden and Betsy (Ford) Decker, Delhi; three siblings, Angela Miranda, Bronx, Russell Decker, Union City, TN, Anita Fenton, Flint, MI.; grandmothers, Margaret Mallory and Burneda Ford; aunts, uncles, including Al and Ruth Decker, Deposit, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his birth-mother.

Friends called 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi, where services were conducted at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Bert More, with burial following in Hamden Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Robert A. Peet.

Wade E. Decker

Wade Elliott Decker, 37, of Afton, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2011.

Wade always had a passion of racing the "1W", a hobby that was enjoyed by his entire family. When his daughter, Connor, arrived, his family shared in that new dream. In the last few years, Wade gave up racing to support his daughter in her dream: softball. He was an amazing father and husband.

Wade is survived by his best friend of over 23 years and loving wife of 14 years, Brenda Decker; his daughter, Connor Decker, whom was so special to him. His eyes would light up whenever she entered a room; he just adored her. Also surviving are Wade’s father, Hank Decker and Diane Nevada, his mother, Sue Decker and Billy Latham, his grandmother, Letha Briggs, his brothers and sisters-in-law, Kurt and Lanie Decker and Mike and Jen Decker; nieces and nephews: Caleb, Damon, Hailee, Dylan, Leah and Brianna; special uncle, Justin Briggs, and special friends in Wade’s life: Josh Akshar who was like a son to Wade, Chris Still, who was like a brother to him, Steve Collins and Michael Decker; and a special thank you to all his race fans and Norm Aprile for all his help with making the family dream achievable.

Calling hours were on December 9 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10 at the funeral chapel with Rev. Fred Albrecht officiating. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Wade Decker Memorial Fund for Connor’s Education and Softball Dreams, c/o NBT Bank of Afton, 182 Main St., Afton, NY 13730. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www. landersfh.com. In continuing Wade’s dream, please wear racing or sports attire in his memory.

Arrangements were under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

Sandra Louise Smith Dickenson

Sandra Louise Smith Dickenson, age 74, of Kannapolis, formerly of Deposit NY, went to be with her Lord on Monday, January 3, 2011 at CMC-NE after a period of declining health.

A Memorial Service was held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 6 at Solid Rock Worship Center in Kannapolis, with Rev. Raymond Davis officiating. The family received friends at the church after the Memorial Service.

Sandra was born May 3, 1936 in Deposit, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Lois Palmitier Smith. She was a resident of this area since 1979. Sandra was a homemaker to her family and a member of Solid Rock Worship Center, where she enjoyed singing. Sandra also enjoyed taking care of her grandsons. She was loving and devoted to her family. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Clyde Dickenson of the family home, her sons: Michael Dickenson (Marsha) of Mt. Pleasant and Brian Dickenson (Leigh) of Mooresville, her daughter: Lori D. Boyd (Neal) of China Grove, her grandsons: William Sutton, Christopher Boyd, Joshua Dickenson (Patricia), Jacob Dickenson, David Boyd, Jared Dickenson and Joseph Dickenson and six great-grandchildren: Ryker, Peyton, Liam, Cloe, Jayley and Riley. Also surviving are two brothers: Ralph Smith (Evie) and Phillip Smith (Pearl) and two sisters: Roberta Lengal (Ed) and Rebecca Newman (Roger) all of Sherman, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com and in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Solid Rock Worship Center, 3000 Centergrove Rd. Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Jean Doyle

Jean Doyle, 87, of Upper Nazareth Township, formerly of Sanford, New York, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, July 25, 2011 at Gracedale. She was the wife of Gaylord I. Doyle with whom she shared 60 years of marriage on January 20.

Born in Sanford on January 22, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Lenore (Ahrens) Thomson. Jean was a graduate of Deposit High School. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a secretary of the New York City Board of Water Supply for 15 years. Jean enjoyed gardening, was a voracious reader, and she loved to travel. She was a member of the Bushkill United Methodist Church. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Jean will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.

Survivors: in addition to her loving husband, Gaylord, she is survived by daughters: Kimberly Daniels and her husband, Michael of Moore Township and Cheryl Curran and husband, Chuck of Fuquay-Varina, NC; sons: Rev. Douglas Doyle and his wife, Enora of Cottonport, LA and Donald Doyle of Stuart, FL; fourteen (14) grandchildren and six (6) great-grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kimbal Thomson and a sister, Pauline Vandermark.

Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., Village of Moorestown-Bath. Contributions: In lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Jean to the Pentecostals of Cottonport, in care of Pastor Douglas Doyle, P.O. Box 1035, Cottonport, LA 71327. .

Memorial Contributions in Patricia’s memory may be made to Walton EMS, 61 West Street, Walton, New York 13856 or the Northfield Community Church, 5118 County Highway 23, Walton, New York 13856.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton, New York.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting www. courtneyfh.com.

Harold M. Drumm

Harold Milton Drumm, 86 of Hale Eddy, NY passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY. Harold was born April 21, 1925 in Lookout, PA the son of Milton Drumm and Bertha Mitchell Drumm.

He served with the US Navy during WW II in the South Pacific. When he returned from the service, he married Dorothy Albee in 1946. He went to work as a laborer for the New York State Highway Department and retired as the office manager for NYSDOT in Hancock, NY.

Harold is survived by his wife: Dorothy Drumm; by his two daughters and sons-in-law: Marilyn and David Hall and Beverly and Harry Wingert; sisters: Helen (Leonard) Rutherford and Muriel Stevens; brother: Al Drumm; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters: Pearl Madugno, Betty Tuttle, Doris Drumm, Eva Palmatier, and Beatrice Ahearn.

Harold was a member of the Deposit Fire Department since 1955 and was especially proud of his many years as a very active member of the Deposit Fire Police. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masons. Harold was also an avid deer and turkey hunter.

Per Harold's wishes, private funeral arrangements were made through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit with interment in the Hale Eddy Cemetery. Friends wishing, may make memorial donations to the Deposit Community Church c/o Pastor Keith Albee at 63 Sherman Creek Road, Deposit, NY 13754.

Melinda Jean East

June 22, 1991 God gave us our precious baby girl and on July 19, 2011, he took her back to heaven. She was our angel and is now one of heaven's angels.

Mindy is survived by her mother Jeanne Macumber and Owen Beavers and her father and step-mother Michael and Candy East; her sister Amanda East and fiancÚ Bryant Dienhardt; step-brother Paul Warner, Jr., step-brother Steven D'Agati; stepsisters: Tawny D’Agati and Marie and BJ Houck and "little sister" Mariah Eldred.

Mindy is survived by her maternal grandparents Ken and Rita Macumber; her maternal great-grandmother Anna Decker and her paternal grandmother Jennifer Winans. Mindy is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mindy had just received her Certified Nurses Aide Certification and was employed at Roscoe Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held on July 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the Sherman Bible Chapel/Presbyterian Church in Deposit with Associate Pastor Ralph Smith officiating. Calling hours were held at the church from noon until 4:00 p.m. time of service. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Deposit at a later date. Arrangements were through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

Doris (Palmetier) Fouquet

Doris (Palmetier) Fouquet, 66 of Afton died Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by a brother, George and sister, Mary Ann.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Tony, two daughters and a son-in-law: Michelle Fouquet, Afton, Sonya and Linus Beaulieu, Afton; a son and daughter-in-law: Anthony and Claudine Fouquet, Binghamton; her loving grandchildren who meant so much: Kodi, Corbin, Courtney, Brandon, Makayla, Abigail, Haylee, Dominic and Jake; a brother and sister-in-law: David and Terri Palmetier, Hilton Head, SC; sisters-in-law: Maryann Palmetier, Afton, Karola Fouquet, Afton; and also aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was a member of St. Agnes Church, Afton, former co-owner with her husband of the Afton Inn and Afton Custom Meats and a member of the "Red Hat Society." One of her favorite pastimes was traveling to Turning Stone with her family and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Wed. at 11 a.m. Rev. Mark Gantley, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Perch Pond Cemetery. The family received friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Church 18 Spring Street or Hope Congregational Church, 578 Oak Hill Rd, Afton, NY 13730. On-line condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.

Jeanne E. Fowler

Jeanne E. Fowler, 81, of Deposit passed away June 18, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.

She is survived by three daughters and a son: Donna (Don) Peaslee of Norwich, NY, Bayne (Bill) Robinson of Rose, NY, Ruth (Steve) Bowen of Deposit, and Will Fowler (Johanna Giacalone) of Deposit; a brother Alexander (Irene) Kozma of FL; five grandchildren: Christie Bowen Johansen, Schayne Bowen, Tiffany Bowen Miller, Corinne Bowen Mills, and Billy Robinson; eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Jeanne was predeceased by her husband of fifty-one years, William Fowler, Jr. in 1999. She was also predeceased by her grandson Jimmy Robinson.

Jeanne was a member of the Golden Girls in Deposit.

A private Graveside Service with the family will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Deposit. Funeral arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit.

William H. Fowler III

William H. Fowler III, 46, of Deposit died unexpectedly Monday, September 19, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY. He was predeceased by his father: William Fowler, Jr. in 1999; by his mother: Jeanne Fowler earlier this year; and by a nephew: Jimmy Robinson.

He is survived by his life partner: Johanna Carpinone of Deposit; by his sisters: Donna (Don) Peaslee of Norwich, NY, Bayne (Bill) Robinson of Rose, NY, and Ruth (Steve) Bowen of Deposit; nieces and nephews: Christie Bowen Johansen, Shayne Bowen, Tiffany Bowen Miller, Corinne Bowen Mills and Billy Robinson; great nieces and nephews.

Will had worked at Valley Offset in Deposit and then worked for the past 20 years for E Z Red Company in Deposit.

A private graveside service with the family was held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Deposit. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home at 78 Second Street in Deposit.

Genevieve "Jean" M. Gallant

Genevieve "Jean" M. Gallant, 89, of Deposit, NY passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.

She is survived by three children and their spouses: James D. (Judy) Gallant of Long Island, NY, Lois Perrington of Deposit and Michele (Michael) Decker of Deposit; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters.

Jean moved to Deposit in 1969 and had worked for Bassins Department Store in Deposit and then as a production inspector for Bard Parker in Hancock, NY.

Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5 at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. time of service.

Mary B. Galley

Mary B. Galley, 97, of Cortland passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin, NY following a long illness.

Mary was born on November 5, 1913 in Masonville, NY; the daughter of the late Haswell and Harriet (Lyon) Brundage. On April 6, 1934 she married Merrill R. Galley. He died on October 8, 1997.

She was employed for many years by Cresent Corsett Co., Cortland, NY. She was a former member of the First Methodist Church in Walton.

Mary is survived by her nieces and nephews: Connie (Russell) Potter of Cortland, NY; June (Mark) Davis of CA; Gary (Cher) Brundage of Rockdale, NY; Carolee Moore of Lee, MA; Earl (Marlene) Brundage of Rochester, NY; her sister in law: Bonnie Brundage of New Berlin, NY; and several cousins.

Mary was predeceased by her brothers, Maurice, Ralph and Earl Brundage, her nephews, Dennis and Wayne Brundage, and her nieces, Georgeen Hanson and Mary Hawkins.

Calling hours were Thursday afternoon, October 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton where services were held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff McLallen officiating. Burial followed in Walton Cemetery.

Condolences to the family may be made on-line by visiting www. courtneyfh.com.

Maria Garcia

Maria Garcia, 87, native of Germany and a New Brighton resident, died Saturday, October 1, 2011 in the Eger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Egbertville.

Born Maria Wagner in Landau, Germany, Mrs. Garcia moved to Manhattan in 1951 and to New Brighton in 1961.

In her leisure time, Mrs. Garcia liked to cook and bake. She enjoyed trips to Atlantic City, and had a love for animals.

Her husband of 38 years, Joseph Garcia, died in 1999. A grandson, Paris Garcia Militsopoulos, died in 1991 and another grandson, William Dauria, died in 2004 while serving in the U.S. Navy.

Surviving are a son: Peter Siuska, Staten Island; four daughters: Brigitte Pettersen, Deposit, Joan Barrett, NJ, Isabel Dauria, Staten Island, and Maria Garcia Bulkley, PA; eight grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Friday, October 7 at 1 p.m. in the Casey Funeral Home, Castleton Corners. Burial followed in Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains.

James R. Greenman

James R. Greenman, 67, of Binghamton, died Friday morning, April 15, 2011 at his home. He was known as Sham or Shamus by many of his friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Francis C. and Mary Greenman.

He is survived by his children: Patrick Greenman of Binghamton, Bridget and Finbarr Scannell of Liverpool, Daniel and Holly Greenman of Endwell; his grandchildren: Patrick Greenman, Jr., Rylie Greenman, Mary Kate Scannell; his brother: Jack and Barbara Greenman of New York City; several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Binghamton. Jim graduated from Deposit High School Class of 1961 and the University of Buffalo.

He retired from the New York State Department of Labor. He had many fond memories growing up on Oquaga Lake. He was a member of the Monday Afternoon Club and was affectionately known as "Lucky".

He was a 20-year host of the best Thanksgivings ever. He enjoyed time with his family and friends. He was loved and respected and will be deeply missed by his children and grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Binghamton, Monday at 12 noon. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. Calling hours were at the J.A McCormack Son Funeral Home, 141 Main. St., Binghamton, Sunday from 5-7 p.m.

Rita Elizabeth Green Hanstine

Rita Elizabeth Green Hanstine was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 18, 2011, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Endwell, NY.

Rita was born in Hazel, NY, to James and Fanny Green on December 9, 1917. Rita wed Carlyle "Bunny" Hanstine on January 11, 1937. She was a long time resident of Hancock, NY, and worked for over 20 years behind the counter at the local soda fountain, Candyland. She was a warm smiling face and was always well thought of by many local patrons. Rita and Carlyle retired to Orange City, FL in 1988.

She is survived by her husband: Carlyle "Bunny" Hanstine of Orange City, FL; one son and daughter-in-law: Ronald and Doris Hanstine of California, MO; and two daughters and sons-in-law: Janice and Paul Iversen of Hillcrest, NY, Myrna and William Greenman of Cherryville, NC. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 6 great great-grandchildren.
Rita leaves behind one brother and sister-in-law: Roy and Mary DuMond of MD; one sister-in-law: Marge Green of Walton; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law: William and Barbara Hanstine, Hancock; several nieces and nephews.

Rita was a loving woman who accepted life for all its imperfections and never complained. She offered only love, devotion and commitment to her family. She suffered in her last years with Alzheimer's disease. She will be truly and sorrowfully missed by all.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 9 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God, 155 Washington St. Binghamton. Rita E. Hanstine wife of Carlyle Hanstine.

Her remains will be interred at Riverview Cemetery in Hancock. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Syracuse, NY in memory of Rita.

Sarah Steinman Harms

Sarah Steinman Harms passed away peacefully, in her residence in Amherst, MA, on April 10, 2011. She was 93 years old. Sally had remained her feisty, cheerful, empathetic self and still enjoyed a good martini, time spent with family and friends, and Yankees and Bills games.

Sally is survived by two sisters, Kris Foltman and Evelyn Cook of Ithaca, NY, daughters Christy Redlick and Tekla Harms, their husbands, and two remarkable grandchildren, all of whom she held dear.

Sally was a native of Deposit, NY and a 1939 graduate of Cornell University where she was President of Women. She served in the Red Cross in Morocco and Italy during WWII, for which she was awarded the Medal of Freedom in the field - a source of pride for her family. After the war, Sally began her long career as a high school teacher, establishing a home and a community of friends in Scottsville, NY. Throughout her life, in all these places, Sally’s strength of character, warmth of heart, intelligence, and buoyant humor drew people to her and made them fast friends. This is her most enduring legacy.

Memorial gifts may be directed to any of Sally’s favorite institutions: the Jonathan Fisher Memorial in Blue Hill, Maine; the Scottsville Free Library, Scottsville, NY; the Deposit Historical Society, Deposit, NY; Cornell University; or the American Red Cross.

David Albert Hartz, Sr.

Dave Hartz lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.

He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Carole. He also leaves behind his children and their spouses: Randy and Donna Hartz of Sherman, PA, Julie and Fred Wist of Deposit, Angie and Eric Smith of Deposit, and Deb Hartz of Kentucky; his sister: Audrey and Bob Orr of Kennewick, WA. Also, step-children and spouses: Carole Anne and Bill Gifford of Deposit, Laurie Walker of Buffalo and Billy Walker of Deposit, and Lisa and Dan Babcock of Endicott; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Shawn Hartz, Summer and Thomas Reis, Megan and John Miller, Randy and Jen Hartz, Eric Hartz and Whitney, Lindsie, Jon, and Ben Wist, Jeremy, Kristin, Katie, and Eric Smith, Gage and Lana Hartz, Andy Sipos, Ryan and Ty Shilling, Marisa, Thomas, and Tyler Reis, Abby and Avery Miller, Kailynn and Kendra Hartz, Owen Hartz, Amanda, Ryan, Emma and Caleb Walker, Dale Gifford, Nicole and Skylar Morley, Billy, Stephanie, Bryant and Talon Walker, Danielle, Chelsea, and Sierra Babcock; sisters-in-law: Wanda and Bernie Hartz. Also by special friends Joan and Hank Raymond; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his oldest son Jim in August 2010, a great-grandson Kayden Michael, by his parents Albert and Ruth Hartz, and by his siblings: Helen, Keith, and Justin.

Dave owned and operated Wheeler's Collision in Deposit. He was a volunteer fireman for the Deposit Fire Department for many years.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Lourdes Broome Oncology and Lourdes Hospice for all the wonderful care and commitment of our husband, father, and grandfather.

Services were held at Zacharias Funeral Home on Saturday, February 5. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice or to the charity of one's choice.

Frances E. Haughie

Frances E. Haughie, 74, of Deposit, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Elizabeth (Howe) Welch.

She is survived by her husband, Vincent P. Haughie; sons: Robert and Michelle Haughie, Blake and Rebecca Haughie; sisters: Gertrude McDonnell, Loretta Pietrowicz; brother: Timothy Howe; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

At Frances' request there mill be no services.

Condolences to the family may be made on-line by visiting www. courtneyfh.com.

Ethel B. Hausch

Ethel B. Hausch, 70, of Deposit, went home to the Lord on October 28, 2011. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Stella Rooney, sister, Stella Smalling, brother, Arnold Rooney and infant brother, Patrick Rooney.

She is survived by her children, Diane L. Hausch, Thomas J. Hausch and Mary Councilman, Cheryl Hausch and Richard Mattucci, Desiree J. Hausch, John J. Hausch and their father, John Hausch; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brothers, Frank and Vivian, Thomas and Yvonne and Michael and Marilyn; as well as a very dear extended family and friends.

Ethel was a dedicated member of Windsor Bible Baptist Church. She loved life and loved helping people.

The family received friends on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Windsor Bible Baptist Church, 155 Chapel Street, Windsor, NY. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the church, with Pastor Mike Putney officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Afton. Arrangements handled by the Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Windsor Bible Baptist Church.

Betty Jane Hibbard

Betty Jane (Pratt) Hibbard, 73, went to be with her Lord and Savior July 10, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, after fighting a courageous battle with Leukemia.

Betty was born in Coldwater, MI, to Louis and Dorothy (Root) Pratt, who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by two sisters (Ramona and Madeline) and three brothers (James, Thomas and Lee.)

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Richard Guy Hibbard and her five devoted daughters: Linda Kellett (Forbes Whiteside), Carrie Hornbeck, Brenda (Thomas) Hauber, Sandy Kane (Joel Berka), Sheryl (Mark) Kosturock; a brother: Kenneth Pratt; ten grandchildren: Brandy (Marc) Cerbone, Scott (Barbie) Hauber, Melissa Conway, Amanda (John) DeSha, Jason Conway, Seth Kane, David (Sarah) Kellett, Brett Hauber, Trevor Kosturock and Ryan Hornbeck; a great-grandchild: Alex; several nieces and nephews.

Betty retired from Deposit Central School and was a valued employee of Valley Offset and Corner Deli. She volunteered selflessly, especially to her church family, First Baptist Church, Deposit, NY (American Baptist Women, Baptist Circle and White Cross). Other organizations included Deposit’s Closet, Girl Scouts and PTA. Her cherished interests included her garden, appreciation for wildlife and reading. Baking was her passion.

While Betty gave her heart to all she encountered, her greatest joys were her children and grandchildren, in whom she instilled her most treasured gifts: kindness, a determination to succeed, the importance of service and leaving this world a better place.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, Deposit with Rev. Michael Krembs officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Stilesville. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, July 13, from 6-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the First Baptist Church, 139 Second St., Deposit, NY 13754.

Lottie F. Hill

Lottie F. Hill, 85, of Windsor passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 12, 2011. She was predeceased by her loving husband Gordon D. Hill.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan Fritz, daughter Jane (Bob) Macumber, and son Gordie (Carol) Hill; grandchildren Lisa, Kathy, Bucky and Brant; nine great-grandchildren; and the apple of her eye, Lane, her great great-grandchild.

She was from a family of eight children and is survived by two brothers and two sisters. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Church in Deposit, NY. Lottie worked at Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Windsor for 49 years as a dedicated head cook and housekeeper.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Absolut for your care and support in this very difficult time.

Calling hours were held on August 14 at Zacharias Funeral Home, Deposit. Funeral Services were on Monday August 15 at St. Joseph's Church, Deposit. Burial was at the Hill Family Cemetery following funeral services.

Eleanor Lane Hitchcock (Phillips)

Eleanor Lane Hitchcock (Phillips) died November 26, 2011 at age 95 in Rochester, NY. Predeceased by her husbands, Kimball R. Hitchcock (38 years) and Clifford W. Phillips (4 years).

Survived by son, Kimball R. Hitchcock , Jr. (Delores), Nashville TN; daughter, Joan Flint, Rochester, NY; grandsons Dr. Daniel Hitchcock, Charleston, SC and Jeffrey Hitchcock, Nashville TN; stepchildren Constance (Donald) Shaffer, Waymart, PA and Gregory Phillips (Theresa), Oneida, NY; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Ellie lived in Chappaqua, NY for many years before retiring to Deposit, NY. She spent the last 30 years of her life in Wildwood and Altoona, FL. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Deposit and was an avid golfer at Hanson’s Golf Course. She was a past member of Rolling Hills Golf and Country Club in Wildwood, FL. She and her husband, Kim, were charter members of the Deposit Historical Society.

KimbalI, who died in Deposit in 1974, was the son of Emily Brown Hitchcock, who had six sisters and one brother, Charles Kimball Brown who founded Browns Pharmacy in the Village of Deposit.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Deposit Historical Society, 145 Second St., Deposit, NY 13745. Burial will be held privately at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deposit.

Dorothy C. Hodge

Dorothy C. Hodge, 94, a long time resident of Walton, passed away Wednesday morning, March 2, 2011 at Delaware Valley Hospital, following a long illness.

Dorothy was born on June 18, 1916 in Trout Creek, the daughter of the late William and Grace (Combs) McLaughlin. On April 19, 1941 she married William S. Hodge in Franklin. He died on Feb. 18, 1984. She worked on the family farm for many years until the death of Bill when she moved into the village.

Dorothy was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Walton where is was a past deacon, and a member of the Dorcas Circle when it started in the 1950’s. In May of 2000 she was given the Presbyterian Women’s Honorary Life Membership. She was a member of the Delaware Valley Hospital Auxiliary, where she volunteered at the visitor’s desk and the Trout Creek Senior Club. She also volunteered at the Meals on Wheels, and for Lifeline. She also enjoyed knitting sweaters, embroidering them with all kinds of critters; and reading. Dorothy loved animals especially her cats. She also loved horses and was never intimidated by them. She always had a house full of kids since she was a foster mother to many children, over the years.

Dorothy is survived by her loving family, her children: William (Sarah) Hodge, FL, Sharon Hodge, Walton, and Stephen (Lois) Hodge of Walton; her grandchildren: Michelle, Michael, Jason, Heather, David; her great-grandchildren: Caelan, Keara, Justin, Ayla, Malachai; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers: Ralph and Raymond McLaughlin.

Calling hours were on Friday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. Funeral Services were held on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church, 58 East Street, Walton, with the Rev. Lisa Ruth Mays, officiating. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial Contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to: Peace Plantation, 12752 State Hwy 208, Walton, New York 13856 or the United Presbyterian Church, 58 East Street, Walton.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting www. courtneyfh.com.

Charles S. Hopkins, Sr.

Charles S. Hopkins, Sr., 77, of Afton, passed away peacefully late Saturday night, January 22, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. Charles was born on November 27, 1933 in Trenton, NJ. He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1953 until 1957. On December 13, 1959, Charles was married to Emilie Fouquet in New Jersey. She predeceased him in 1979. Charles was a laminator at Indian Country in Deposit for several years.

He is survived by three children: son, Charles Hopkins, Jr. and his wife, Roberta of Nineveh, daughter, Heidi Wenner and her husband, Jim of Afton, and son, David Hopkins, Sr. of Afton; eight grandchildren: Brian and his wife, Katie, Jessica, David, Jr. and his wife, Alyce, Micah, Meghan, Charles, III, Justin and Courtney; four great-grandchildren: Blake, Emilie, Mackenzie and Chad, Jr.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Charles was predeceased by three sisters: Lillian, Dorothy and Pearl.

Calling hours were on Tuesday, January 25 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838. Funeral services followed at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Fred Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Perch Pond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.landersfh.com.

Ralph Kaplan

Ralph Kaplan, 95 of Hancock passed away Friday morning August 5. He was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Ida Kaplan, his wife of 67 years, Helen (Offnick) Kaplan and his brother, Charles Kaplan, and a sister, Rose Kaplan.

He is survived by his children, Jean Kaplan, Robert (Elaine) Kaplan, Betty Kaplan, and Kenneth Kaplan; a sister, Bea Kaplan; a brother Bernard Kaplan; two granddaughters, and a great-grandson.

Although Ralph only attended school through the eighth grade, he placed a high value on education and saw that each of his four children received a college education. Ralph was known for his 60 years associated with Kaplan Chevrolet-Buick, but first started his business career as a junk scrap metal man and used car dealer. Then he preceded to carry the car dealerships of Crosley, then Kaiser-Frazer and eventually went on to add Plymouth, Chrysler, Dodge and Hillman to his list of dealerships. In 1960 Ralph along with his brother, Charles ventured into cable television and formed Deposit TV. Ralph was known to be seen up in the bucket of the TV cable truck when he was well up into his 80’s. Then after 43 years in 2003, the business was sold.

Ralph was hard working and enjoyed a challenge. When he needed a crane to help with his scrap metal business, he built it, when he needed a building for his car dealership, he constructed it, and when the state said that a three story barn he owned needed to set further back from the highway, he moved it with his wrecker, and then moved it a second time when state’s calculation was discovered to be incorrect! Making many friends and acquaintances over his years in business, he enjoyed meeting and talking with people.

He always appreciated the dedication of his many long time employees who helped him over the years. Additionally, he valued his loyal customers.

In keeping with Ralph’s wishes, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to do so, a donation to the Hancock Rescue Squad would be very much appreciated.

Gloria A. Katen

Gloria A. Katen, 79, of Deposit, NY, died September 2, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Winfield Katen in 1993.

She is survived by her children: William (Nicole) Katen of Endicott, NY, Joanne (Edwin) Pinero of Lancaster, PA, Edward Katen of Deposit, NY, and Dianne (Vaughn) Buchanan of Starucca, PA; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Gloria moved to Deposit from Brooklyn, NY in 1952. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Deposit and Catholic Daughters. She was formerly active with the Deposit Senior Citizens.

A Funeral Mass was offered by Rev. Thomas Catucci at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10 at St. Joseph’s Church in Deposit. Friends called at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit Saturday morning from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. prior to the Mass at the church. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Hancock.

Elizabeth A. Knapp

Elizabeth A. Knapp, 91, of Binghamton, NY died November 29, 2011 at James G. Johnston Nursing Home in Johnson City, NY.

She is survived by a son, Gerald Knapp and wife, Debra, and a daughter, Kathryn Marn and husband, Donald; by grandchildren: John and Carrie Knapp, David Knapp and Erich Marn; great-granddaughter, McKayla Knapp; six step-grandchildren; nephew, Eric Van Zytveld.

She received her BA and MA from the University of Michigan. Elizabeth was Director of Institutional Research at SUNY Binghamton. She was active in many organizations: Tabernacle Methodist Church, AAUW, SCORE, Urban League, LYCEUM, ZONTA, Action for Older Persons, Girl Scouts, HillTop Volunteer, Business and Professional Women, BOCES, 55 Alive, AARP, Governor’s Advisory Committee on Aging, Boy Scouts, Civic Club, United Way and she sponsored several foreign students at SUNY.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 10 at the Tabernacle Methodist Church in Binghamton. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Elizabeth A. Knapp Scholarship at Binghamton University. Checks may be made payable to: BU Foundation Account #20856 and mailed to: Binghamton University Foundation, PO Box 6005, Binghamton, NY 13902-6005. Please indicate "In memory of Elizabeth Knapp" in memo section of your check. Arrangements through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

“The Family of Claude Lamoreaux wishes to apologize for a major omission and would like to reissue his Obituary:”

Claude R. Lamoreaux

Claude R. Lamoreaux, 88, of Windsor, NY passed away December 13, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY. He was predeceased by his parents: Claude and Minnie Lamoreaux; his brothers: Harold, Chester and Kenneth; his sisters: Gladys and Beatrice.

He is survived by his wife Cassie Marie: by his daughter Joan and son-in-law David; by his son Craig and daughter-in-law Tracy; his grandchildren: Deanna and Jeffrey; great-grandchildren: Cassandra and Connor and Braden and Jeffrey. He is also survived by his son, Richard R. Lamoreaux and his wife Vickie; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his very close nephew Robert Lamoreaux his wife Chris; their daughter Anne (Couse); her husband Howie, and son Hunter as well as other nieces and nephews and special friend, Shirley Lamoreaux.

Claude was a veteran of the Army serving in the US Army Air Corps. He was a member of his American Legion Post for 47 years. He also worked for Bendix in Sidney, NY for 34 years.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family with burial to follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Deposit. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial donations in his name to the organization of their choice. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

Charles Burke Lamphere

Charles Burke Lamphere, 76, of Richmond, VA, passed away, August 31, 2011.

He is survived by his two children: Charles E. Lamphere and his wife, Becky, of Sandy Hook, VA, and Sandra L. Ramatowski and her husband, Paul, of Richmond, VA; one granddaughter: Hanna Lamphere; four grandsons: Andrew Welker, John Lamphere, Jesse Lamphere and Troy Lamphere.

Charlie was a member of the Deposit School Class of 1953 and always tried to make the class reunions until his health failed. Always felt his classmates were his family because he was an only child.

Funeral services were private.

Richard J. Layman

Richard J. Layman, 70, of Deposit, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at home. He was born on February 8, 1941 in Yonkers, the son of Chester and Frances Layman. He married Mary Christine Lenihan on May 4 1963 in Yonkers and she predeceased him on October 24, 2001.

Rich owned the Delaware Inn in Hancock for many years and he loved golfing. He attended church regularly at Our Lady of Lourdes in Windsor.

Surviving are four children: Chester, Williston, VT, Richard L., Hancock, Tara Williams, Nashville, TN, and Diana Chichitano, Peekskill; six grandchildren and one sister: Geraldine Varian, Poughkeepsie. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Rich was predeceased by a brother, John.

Calling hours were held on Thursday, December 1 from 7-9 p.m. at Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock. A funeral mass was held on December 2 at 11a.m. at Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Windsor.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Arrangements by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.

Frances Martin

Frances Martin, 90, of Ocala, FL passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 in Ocala. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Renee and Louis Neubarth of Ocala, FL and Jean and Ernie Molnar of Buena Park, CA; brothers: Charles Abbate and Frank Abbate; sisters: Mary Damiani and Josephine Speer; grandchildren: Jean Marie Gibbs and Doreen Combs, both from NV, Michael Molnar and Mark Molnar, both from CA, Gayle Mahoney of NJ and Kim Wiley of FL; and nine great-grandchildren.

Frances was born May 30, 1920 in Passaic, NJ the daughter of Vittorio Abbate and Giovanina Pollaro Abbate. She grew up in Passaic. She was a cook at Guidance Guild Nursery School in Passaic for 25 years. In 1980, she and her husband, Roenee Ernest Martin, moved to Sherman, PA. Her husband predeceased her in 1984. In 1994, Frances moved to Ocala, FL with Renee and Louis Neubarth enjoying winters in Florida and summers in Pennsylvania.

Frances was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Deposit, Catholic Daughters in Deposit, a 50 year member of the American Legion and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 24 at St. Joseph's Church in Deposit, NY with Rev. Thomas Catucci officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Deposit. Funeral arrangements were through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

William L. Martin

William L. "Bill" Martin, 81, of Walton passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, March 26, 2011 at University Hospital of Syracuse, NY. Bill was born on May 25, 1929 in Cannonsville, the son of the late Harry and Nell (Oliver) Martin. He was a graduate of Deposit High School. On October 3, 1953 he married the former Stella Klinegardner. Bill proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He later worked for the Walton Central School as a custodian and bus driver.

Bill was a faithful member of the Northfield Community Church and the Walton VFW. He was a big baseball fan who enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and the Syracuse Orangemen basketball team.

Bill is survived by his loving family, his wife, Stella, four daughters: Kim (Richard) Hughes of North Syracuse, NY, Melissa Riddell, and Karina (William) Sulger both of Walton; Jonelle (Joe) Doyle of Clifton Park; ten grandchildren, CJ, Whitney, Tyler, Travis, Casey, Brooke, Jade, Justine, Stephanie, and Robert; seven great grandchildren, Braiden, Cillon, Kimber, Rick, Marissa, Dominick and Hailey; one sister: Pauline Alberta of Ithaca; brothers and sisters in law, Harvey and Ginger Klinegardner, Texas and Tracy and Kaleen Sprague, Georgia, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Martin in 1999, brothers, Glen, Robert, Roland, Lynn and Ed and sisters, Katherine, Stella and Dorothy.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday afternoon, March 29 from 4 to 7 PM at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton, where services will be held on Wednesday morning, at 11 AM with the Rev Marv Root, pastor of the Northfield Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Walton Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Bill's memory may be made to either the Northfield Community Church, County Hwy 23, Walton, NY 13856 or the American Heart Association, Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 .

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our web site at www.courtneyfh.com

Emily Lowe McQuillen

Emily Lowe McQuillen, 94, of Corydon, died Friday, January 21, 2011 at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon. She was born June 27, 1916 in Sherman, PA to the late Ernest and Katharine Pruden Lowe. She was a retired registered nurse, a member of the Corydon Presbyterian Church, and a WWII Army nurse who served her country in Europe and the Philippines.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lloyd McQuillen; her brothers, Elmer and Russell Lowe, and her daughter-in-law, Vicki McQuillen.

Survivors include: her daughter: Diane Harrison West (Randy) of Corydon; her sons: David McQuillen of New Richmond, WI, and Daniel McQuillen of Delaplane, VA; her grandchildren: Lauren Weedman (Jeff Weatherford) of Santa Monica, CA, Justin Harrison (Emily) and Danza Lloyd (Matt) of Bloomington, IN, Kenneth Harrison (Jessica) of Indianapolis, Joseph and Annie McQuillen of Los Angeles, and Andrew and Alec McQuillen of Delaplane; her great-grandchildren: Harrison and Henry Lloyd, Parker Harrison, Maxwell Harrison, and Leo Weatherford; and her cousin: Bertha Leonard of Manasquan, NJ.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Janaury 29 at the Corydon Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Scott Hill officiating.

Expressions of sympathy can take the form of contributions to her church or the HEART Human Society, PO Box 576, Corydon, IN 47112.

Dr. Eric W. Mendel

Dr. Eric Mendel, a longtime veterinarian in Vestal, died at home in San Jose, CA on May 3 after an extended battle with multiple myeloma. He was 76. Dr. Mendel was born in Germany and grew up in Deposit, N.Y.

He received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Cornell University and for more than 35 years operated Valley Animal Hospital on Front Street in Vestal. For several years, he served as president of the Southern Tier Veterinary Medical Association. Throughout four decades in practice, "Doc" Mendel mentored and trained many aspiring and future veterinarians, worked hard to establish and promote standards of veterinary professionalism, and believed strongly in community service and education, which he carried out in frequent public appearances, a local newspaper column, and a local radio show.

Dr. Mendel was also an accomplished visual artist and wrote and illustrated a number of stories for children. In retirement, he penned several works of fiction, including the forthcoming book Every Creature Under the Sun, a collection of stories inspired by his many years as a local community veterinarian. Dr. Mendel was a board member of the Binghamton Jewish Community Center, Hillel Academy, and Temple Israel, where he was a member with his family since the 1940s.

He is survived by his wife: Joyce; sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Susan of Yelm, WA, Peter and Shana of Pasadena, CA, Brett and Michelle of Berkeley, CA, and Josh and Ellen of Stamford, CT; grandchildren: Zachary, Wyatt, Ellie, Emett, Ari, Evan, Samuel, and Max; and sister: Barbara, brother-in-law: Joe, and niece: Jessica of Woodinville, WA.

His father, Siegmund Mendel, was a cattle dealer and farmer who escaped Nazi Germany and relocated his family to the United States in 1936. Soon after, he established a dairy farm in Deposit. Dr. Mendel’s mother, Meta Mendel, was active in several Jewish organizations in Binghamton until moving to San Jose, CA. Donations in Dr. Mendel’s memory can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Binghamton Jewish Community Center, or Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Thomas J. Meyer

Thomas J. Meyer, 75, of Deposit died November 5, 2011 at his home. He was born October 17, 1936 in Deposit, the son of Aloysius and Mabel (Jaycox) Meyer. He lived in his Elm Street home for his entire life.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews, especially by his niece caregiver, Joan Freyer.

Thomas was retired from the New York State DOT in Deposit. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Deposit.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church on Saturday, November 12 at 8:30 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Catucci officating. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Deposit at the convenience of the family. Friends wishing may make memorial donations to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

Carri Lynn (Moore) Michalski

Carri Lynn (Moore) Michalski has left us to join Kathryn and Maurice Moore, Joe Michalski, and others in heaven. We never got to say goodbye.

Carri leaves behind her mother, Kathy Moore; her husband, William; her four children, Jordan and Megan, Tosha and Shane, Amanda and Billiejean; her granddaughter, Natalie Kathryn; many other family members; her best friend, Linda and Nick Foster; her brothers and sisters-in-law, her mother-in-law, many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. She was taken too soon.

She was working at the Weis Market in Binghamton. She made many new friends there. Carri’s wishes were not to have any formal funeral services. She will be missed by many and was loved by all. Her life was cut short by an auto accident. Our hearts are broken.

There will be a celebration of Carri’s life on June 18 from noon until 4 p.m. at Firemen’s Park in Deposit. Please send cards and memorial donations for Carri’s children to Carolyn Brown, 79 Second St., Deposit, NY 13754. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

Stewart L. Milk

Stewart L. Milk, 81 of Deposit, NY, died January 19, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn (Myrick) Milk; his children: Laurie (Michael) Cocco and Greggory Milk; brothers and sisters: Gwendolyn D’Agati, Gail Milk, Dewayne Milk and Shirley Fletcher; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Stewart was a US Navy veteran who served in Occupied Japan and in the Korean War. He was the former owner of Milk’s Drilling Co. in Johnson City. He and his wife moved from Johnson City to Deposit in 1988. He was very active in the life of the Maple Lane Assembly of God Church in Deposit serving as a board member and secretary of the Men's Ministries.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 22 at the Maple Lane Assembly of God Church in Deposit with Pastor Kathy Myrick officiating. Burial with Military Honors followed at Riverview Cemetery in Hancock, NY. Calling hours were at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit on Friday from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Maple Lane Assembly of God Church.

Larry Mills

Loved by all, enemy to none. His gifts to us of generosity and a unique sense of humor will warm our hearts and add laughter to our tears.

His passion was a life long love and participation of racing near and far.

Be at peace our dear love, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, buddy. You will be missed and live in our hearts forever.You have run a great race and have earned your place now in Victory Lane.

Larry Mills, 62, of Deposit, NY died August 31, 2011 at his home. He was predeceased by his parents: Edward "Junior" and Gladys Mills.

He is survived by his life partner: Kelly Hanrahan; by his children and grandchildren: Laurence and Dawn Mills and little Lauren of Syracuse, NY and Amiee and John Wingerter and Katie, Johnathan, and Evan of Deposit; brothers and sisters: Joan and Bill Schuldt of Nineveh, NY, James and Pat Mills of Windsor, Robert and Lori Mills of Deposit, and Dale and Ann Mills of Windsor; and his extended family: Stacey Hanrahan, Scott Hanrahan and extended family grandchildren: Kylee, Erica, Kendra and Caleb.

Larry was well known for his scrap metal business in Gulf Summit. He was also an avid racing enthusiast.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4 at the Sherman Bible Chapel, 129 Second Street in Deposit with Rev. Joseph Axtell, pastor of the church officiating. Calling hours were held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. time of service on Sunday at the church.

Michael J. Mills, Jr.

Michael J. Mills, Jr., age 20, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011. He was predeceased by his grandfather, John Vandermark.

He is survived by his parents, Mike and Jane Mills; sisters: Nicole (Steve Lord) and Jessica (Tony Hormada); grandmother: Arlene Vandermark and grandparents: Jim and Pat Mills as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. He is also survived by one niece: Kamryn; two nephews: Steven and Jack who he adored. Michael also had a special bond with Connor and Layla.

He was an avid race fan, card player and enjoyed playing basketball and hunting. Michael was a 2009 graduate of Deposit Central School.

Calling hours will be held at the Sherman Bible Chapel, Presbyterian Church in Deposit on Thursday, September 22 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with a service immediately following.

Arrangements are being made by Zacharias Funeral Home, Deposit. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family, c/o Pamela Lenio, 70 Wheeler St., Deposit, NY 13754.

Sally M. Moore

Sally M. Moore, 84, of Deposit, NY died September 17, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, James R. Moore, in 1999.

She is survived by her children: Katherine Becker of Guilford, NY, Richard Moore of TN, Barbara (Charlie) Lampman-Fish, and Jeffrey (Tammy) Moore of Deposit; four grandchildren: Kyle Moore, Joel Moore, Chris Lampman and Arianna Moore; two great-grandchildren: Kevin and Zolton Lampman.

Sally had lived at her present home since 1962 when Jim and her moved from Granton because of the construction of the Cannonsville Reservoir. She had worked as a registered nurse at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton, NY and also at the Hospital in Sidney, NY.

She was a member of Christ Church in Deposit and was very active with the Deposit Theatre and the Deposit Foundation where she was serving as president at the time of her death. She was a former Boy Scout leader. She did blood pressure screening for Deposit Senior Citizens for years. Sally was awarded the D.A.R. Excellence in Community Service Award.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit with Rev. Nickolas Servetas, rector of Christ Church in Deposit, officiating. Burial will be in the Hambletville Cemetery. Calling hours were at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5-8:00 p.m. Friends wishing may make memorial donations to the Deposit Foundation, Deposit Theatre, or Christ Church.

Robert J. Moppert

Robert J. Moppert, 69, of Binghamton, retired director of Economic Development for New York State passed away on Wednesday morning December 7, 2011.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Caroline Moppert; son and daughter-in-law: Kevin and Tracey Moppert, Sr.; his grandchildren: Vanessa Moppert, Kevin Moppert, Jr., Mason, Nicholas, Patrick, Michael and Christopher; his great-grandchildren: Madison and Dominick; sister and brother-in-law: Lee and Bill Merrell; and also several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his son: Gregg Moppert, parents: Margaret and Joseph Moppert, sister and brother-in-law: Betty and Leo Heffernan, and brother William Moppert.

He was former co-owner with his good friend, Jim Wardell of Mapes Mayflower Moving Co., a member of Hillcrest Rotary, where he held many offices on the local and district levels. Bob was an active Board Member of the Sheltered Workshop, a trustee of BCC, former Broome County Legislator and a US Navy Veteran. He was the organist for the Broome Dusters and Binghamton Mets. These are only a small portion of the many interests, hobbies and accomplishments that were part of Bob’s life. He was a loving grandfather and an avid Red Sox fan. He liked meeting with the Thursday morning CV alumni group and also meeting Thursday nights at "The Table of Knowledge." Most of all, he really enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Corner of Leroy & Oak Streets, Binghamton. Burial was in Chenango Valley Cemetery, Hillcrest. The family received friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hillcrest Rotary Scholarship Fund, PO Box 137, Chenango Bridge, NY 13745 or the Chenango Valley Education Fund, PO Box 1137, Binghamton, NY 13902. On-line condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.

Mary J. Murnane

Mary J. Murnane, 81, died Monday, January 17, 2011 in Staten Island University Hospital, Prince's Bay.

Born Mary Mandick in Brooklyn, she graduated from Lafayette High School in that borough. She moved with her husband, Francis (Frank), to Deposit in 1981. Frank, her husband of 49 years, died in 1999. Mary relocated to New Dorp in 2000. She had been a resident of the Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Castleton Corners for the past five years.

Mary's greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Surviving are three sons: Michael, Francis (Buddy) and Terence; a daughter: Mary Conte; a brother: Joseph Mandick; a sister: Margaret Erickson; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on January 20 in the Colonial Funeral Home, New Dorp. Following cremation, her ashes will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Alice A. Neice

Alice A. Neice, 101, a lifelong resident of Walton passed away Thursday evening, October 13, 2011 at Countryside Care Center, Delhi.

Alice was born on September 29, 1910 in Delhi, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Ameilia (Evans) Cranston. On November 29, 1930 she married Earl Neice in Walton. He predeceased her in 1970.

Alice was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Walton. She enjoyed baking, camping, fishing, crocheting, and spending lots of time with her family.

Alice is survived by her loving family, her daughter, Sharon (Larry) Underwood of Walton; her grandchildren, Chris (Kathy) Neice of Walton, Clark (Dixie) Neice of Hamden, Larry (Deb) Underwood of Walton, Neil (Joelle) Underwood of Walton, Janelle (Pete) Montgomery of Oneonta, Mike Neice of Walton, Robyn (Mike) Willett of Ankorage, AK, James (Linda) Neice of Norfolk, VA, Jeff (Amy) Neice of Ft. Meyers, FL, Julie (Ed) Darling of Bedford Hills, NY, Jennifer (Joe) Carlton of Arcadia, FL, Rolly (Terri) Fletcher of Walton, Vicki (Ron) Hornbeck of Trout Creek, Brenda (Jim) Ellis of Delhi, Bill (Terri) Hoyt of Walton; her son-in-law, William Hoyt; her daughters-in-law, Faye, LuAnn, and Barbara Neice; 33 great-grandchildren, 10 great great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by sons, Roy Neice in 2005, Howard Neice in 1996, and James in 2007, her daughter, Deany Hoyt in 2006, her brothers, Frank, Charles, John, and William Cranston, and her sister, Helen Cranston.

A graveside service was held on Monday, October 17 at 11 a.m. at the Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton, with the Rev. Joe Bokel, officiating.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, New York 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our web site at www.courtneyfh.com.

Thea M. Newman

Thea M. Newman, 82, of Hancock, NY, died on January 4, 2011, at home. She was born on June 13, 1928 in Peakville, the daughter of Guy and Mary (Howe) Wormuth. Thea graduated from Roscoe High School. She married Donald Newman on May 6, 1950 in Oneonta and he predeceased her on December 20, 1999.

"Ma Newman", as she was known by everyone, was well loved and well respected. She had a solid and enduring faith and trusted in Christ.

Surviving are seven children: Thomas, Edward and wife Anita, Cynthea and husband Buddy Coe, Don Arthur and wife Carla, Chris and wife Missi, Beth and husband Tom Hanna, and Kate and husband Todd Jacobs; one daughter-in-law: Laneta Newman; 28 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. She is also survived by niece Jane Hadley, three nephews: Edward, Scott, and Stevie Hadley, and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons: Michael in 1983 and David in 1987, and her only sister: Gail Hadley.

Calling hours were held on Friday, January 7 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock. A funeral was held on Saturday, January 8 at 11a.m. at the Hancock Baptist Church, Hancock, with Rev. Joseph Axtell officiating.

Memorial donations can be made in Thea’s memory to the Hancock Rescue Squad or to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, 333 E. Lancaster Ave., #414, Wynnewood, PA, 19096.

Arrangements by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.

James Layton Palmatier

James Layton Palmatier, 72, of Deposit, NY passed away November 17, 2011. He was the son of Layton F. and Pauline Palmatier who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by a son, Eric James Palmatier.

He is survived by his wife, Ruthie Palmatier, with whom he spent 40 wonderful years; also by a son, Mike Palmatier; two sisters and their spouses: Johanne and Jimmy Brooks and Mary and Terry Ryan; a brother and his wife: Bobby and Debbie Palmatier; many nieces and nephews.

He very much enjoyed his family. Jim was a stone cutter by trade and worked for Indian Country in Deposit for 17 years and had also worked for Celotex Corp. as a boiler operator. He was a US Army Vietnam War Veteran. Jim was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 21 at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit with President David Hansen presiding. Calling hours were at the funeral home Monday from noon until 1 p.m. time of service.

Rhea C. Parsons

Rhea C. Parsons, 93, of Deposit passed away June 26, 2011 at Bridgewater Nursing Center in Binghamton, NY.

She is survived by her husband Richard L. Parsons; two daughters and a son: Jane Wood, Carole Keeleher, and Richard Parsons, Jr.; grandchildren: Tracy Paris, Shawn Bashant, Nicole Moore, Jeff Wood, Jeri Lynn Kratche (nee Wood); great-grandchildren: Travis Bashant, Tyler Bashant, Brooklynn Paris, Christian Paris, Kaidan Moore, and Bradey Moore; two brothers: Vere Conklin and Lee Conklin of Stilesville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Rhea was a member of the Deposit First United Methodist Church, Delaware Chapter #244 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Deposit Community Historical Society.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 29 at Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit, with the Rev. Joseph Axtell, pastor of the Sherman Bible Chapel, officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deposit. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of service.

The obituary for Rhea Parsons should have included that she was also survived by her grandson Bradley and his children Bradley Jr., Justin, Andrew, and Rhea's great great-granddaughter Kali.

Additional survivors include: grandchildren: Jeri Wood Kratche, and great-grandchildren Alexis, Jordan, Drew and Trevor; grandson Jeffrey Wood and great-granddaughter Evie Wood.

 

Helen G. Patrick

Helen G. Patrick, 99, of Bear Swamp Road, died Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, CT.

She was born in Deposit, NY on August 28, 1912, the daughter of William and Ella (McNeely) Gould.

Helen married Verne M. Patrick on June 5, 1940 in Deposit.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Plattsburgh, Senior Citizens Council, RSVP, AARP and the Peru Golden Apple Club.

Survivors include two sons: Raymond and Sheila Patrick of Rock Hill, SC, and Richard and Selma Patrick of Hamlin, NY; three daughters: Carol Anderson of South Windsor, CT, Jeanna Bischer of Hillsdale, NJ, and Martha and Israel Santana of Peru; one brother: William and Jenny Gould of Vestal, NY; two sisters: Edna Holdrege and Letha Briggs of Deposit; and a brother-in-law, William Langlois of Albequerque, NM; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; two sons-in-law: Neal Anderson and Joseph Bischer, Jr.; three sisters: Esther Turner, Ida Langlois and Ruth Malley; a brother: Clifton Gould; and sister-in-law: Shirley Gould.

Calling hours were 5-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28 at the R. W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Peru Community Church.

Burial followed in God's Acre Cemetery in Peru.

Donations in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church in Plattsburgh or to Peru Community Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.rwwalkerfh.com.

Nell Patrina Paugh

Nell Patrina Paugh, 80 of Deposit died Monday morning Feb. 28, 2011 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Oscar Paugh and two sons: Steven Edward Paugh and Thomas Bennett Paugh.

She is survived by her seven children: Daniel and Kathy Paugh, PA, Earl and Gale Paugh, Harpursville, Edward and Jackie Paugh, Texas, Crystal and Jeff Nabinger, FL, Timothy and Collett Paugh, Texas, Sheila and Fred Butler, VA, Patrina and Nick Tebaldi, CA; daughter-in-law: Wanda Paugh, Windsor; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister: Anna; and longtime friends, Terri Devivo and Marge Carver and her trusted dog, "Bear".

She was a retired bus driver with Windsor Central Schools, loved the great outdoors and traveling.

Memorial Services were held at the Ouaquaga United Methodist Church on Saturday at 12 noon. Burial will be in Cascade Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family received friends at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon prior to service. Arrangements by the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville. On-line condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at: www. omaddenfh.com.


Stanley R. Paul

Stanley R. Paul, 83, of Sherman, PA, formerly of Suffern, NY, died on June 9, 2011. He was born September 28, 1927 at Suffern, NY, the son of the late Henry C. and Mildred C. (Hahn) Paul.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Henry Paul and Donald Paul; and by a sister, Carolyn Roefs; and daughter, Denise Paul Stanton.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sandra (Davis); daughter, Michelle Barnes and her friend Rick Swancott of Sherman, PA; a son, S. Richard Paul and his friend Tammy Spangenberg of Sherman, PA; one granddaughter, Regina Auriemma of Sherman, PA.

Calling hours were at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit on Saturday, June 11, from 2-5 p.m. which was followed by a funeral service at 5 p.m. Burial will be at the Brick Church Cemetery in Spring Valley, NY at a later date.

Gordon T. Peaslee

Gordon T. Peaslee, 79, a lifelong resident of Hancock, NY, died Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the Absolut Care Nursing Home of Endicott.  

He is predeceased by his wife, Virginia (McGraw) Peaslee, youngest daughter, Marsha L. Peaslee and parents Thomas and Ida (Linkroum) Peaslee. 

He is survived by a daughter Deborah A. Peaslee and son, Thomas G. Peaslee and wife Darlene of Walworth, NY; a brother, Alan R. Peaslee and wife Rose Mary, Lake Luzerne, NY; niece Kindy Rose Peaslee, Greenfield Center, NY; and nephews William T. Peaslee, Sea Girt, NJ and Andrew R. Peaslee, Jackson, NJ. 

Gordon was a 1950 graduate of Hancock Central School and attended Delhi Technical School where he was enrolled in the Building Construction Curriculum. He was a retiree of the NYS Department of Transportation, Binghamton and a veteran of the US Army.

Gordon often enjoyed the Sunday breakfasts and fellowship at the White Birch Field Airport near Hancock. He also enjoyed attending numerous antique military vehicle shows around the east coast over the years with his nephew Bill.

Prior to his illness, Gordon attended services at the Buckingham Baptist Church in Starlight, PA.

Arrangements are by Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, Binghamton, NY. A memorial service will be held in the future at Riverview Cemetery, Hancock, with a private family gathering.

For those wishing to make memorial donations, one of Gordon’s favorite charities was the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (ASPCA) 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804 [www.aspca.org].

 

Roger L. Pruitt

Roger Pruitt, 68, of Harpursville went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. He was preceded by his father, mother and sister. He fought with cancer for a period of time. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Shirley of 50 years, whom they shared so much love.

He also has two sons, Roger and Michael, who he cherished and foster daughter, Pam Spangenburg and her daughter, Angie. Roger also leaves behind a grandson: Daryl Pruitt; three granddaughters: Shawnae Pruitt, Angel and Jennifer Pruitt-Kocijanski; two daughters-in-law: Margo Pruitt and Laurie Kocijanski; two brothers: George Pruitt and family, James Pruitt and family; four sisters: Dorothy and family, Nena and family, Debbie and family, and Audry. He also had brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, which he loved all these people so much.

Roger retired from Crowley Machine after many years. He had lots of friends there. Roger had many nieces and nephews with their families, two very special friends, Mary Decker and Rose Space who he loved, his special little buddy, Lee Lee Space. Roger loved this little boy so much. He gave so much love to all these people; we will miss him so much. He also had a special guy named Daniel, who he loved so much also.

Memorial Services were held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on December 6 at 12 Noon. The family received friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon prior to service. On-line condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.

Louise Reynolds

Louise H. Reynolds, 73, formerly of Binghamton, NY died May 7, 2011 in Colorado where she was residing. She was born October 11, 1937 in Bainbridge, NY, the daughter of Harry Moore and Violet Beilby Moore.

She worked for a number of years as a bindery worker at Courier Printing in Deposit.

She was predeceased by her Husband, Alfred G. Reynolds, Sr. on September 17, 1991. She is survived by her five children: Alfred Gerald Reynolds, Jr., Donald Reynolds and his wife Sheila, Charles Reynolds, Holly Reynolds-Adams, and Harry Reynolds; 14 grandchildren: Seth Reynolds, Gary Reynolds, Christopher Reynolds, Ariel Reynolds, Stephanie Reynolds-Garza and her significant other Annie, Giavanna Reynolds-Davies and her spouse Jake, Arianna Reynolds, Donald Reynolds, Jr., Asher Spitz, Robert Reynolds and his spouse Jeannetta, Melissa Reynolds, Hope Brennan, Harry Reynolds, Jr., and Alfred Reynolds III; 13 great-grandchildren: Brody, Mercedes, James, Chyanne, Douglas, Xander, Danika, Isaiah, Kiana, Erica, Kyeisha, Marissa, and Makayla; four sisters: Arlene Vandermark, Joyce Smith, Phyllis Martin, and Patricia Clapper.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second Street, Deposit with the Rev. Kathy Myrick, pastor of the Deposit Assembly of God Church, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from noon until 1:00 p.m. time of service. Burial will be in Anthony Cemetery, North Sanford at the convenience of the family.

Steven L. Ricci

Steven (Steve) L. Ricci, 65, beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, husband, and friend of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of Deposit, NY and Thompson, PA was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 5, 2011. He was born March 21, 1946, the son of Edward and Mildred Ricci.

On February 4, 1989 he married his wife Kim (Kniskern) Ricci who survives him.

Steve is also survived by his sons: Steven Johnson, Clermont, FL, Chris and Jenifer Johnson, Deposit, NY and Matt Kniskern, Fort Carson, CO; grandchildren: Jordan Charles, Victoria and Abagail Johnson; his brothers: Ed Ricci, Cape Coral, FL and Mark Ricci, Ocala, FL; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 14 Monument Street, Deposit, NY with Father Nickolas Servetas. A loving father is now at rest, For each of us he did his best, His love was great, his heart was kind, A beautiful memory left behind. And until we meet again may the good Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.

Thomas M. Rittwager

A Man After God’s Own Heart

Thomas M. Rittwager was welcomed into the Lord’s arms on Friday, May 13, 2011. He was born in Manhattan, NY on July 23, 1940 to Frank and Martha Rittwager.

He is pre-deceased by the love of his life, his wife, Marie Rittwager, his brother Conrad (Tony) Rittwager, and his sister Gladys Mercado.

Tom is survived by four children: Ann Marie Schaeffer, Patti Smith, Elise Glassett and Tyler Rittwager; and their spouses: Michael Schaeffer, Ralph Smith and Kevin Glassett; as well as nine grandchildren: Amanda O’Donnell and her husband Patrick, Shane and Melinda Smith, Michael, Thomas and Mariah Schaeffer, Morgan and Connor Glassett; and four great- grandchildren: Kailee, Jessie, Alexis and Isabella O’Donnell. Tom is also survived by his siblings: Frank Rittwager, Arthur Rittwager and Caroline LaMarr.

Tom and Marie have been completely family focused their entire marriage, thus raising over 25 foster children in the past 30 years, including Vietnamese Boat Children, children with learning and emotional disabilities and children from broken homes. Tom and Marie were Pre-Cana instructors and Marriage Encounter coordinators. The Rittwager family was awarded the NY State Family of the Year Award from the Knights of Columbus in April; an award Tom was very proud to have received. Tom was a very active volunteer for his parish of St. John the Evangelist, Bainbridge and a member of St. John's Parish Council. He was also active in his community, helping families in need, doing repairs on their homes, delivering clothing to shelters and volunteering at the Afton Fire Department with his son Tyler. Tom joined the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council #4937 in September of 1996 and was currently their Deputy Grand Knight.

Tom grew up in an orphanage The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin Mount Loretto in Staten Island, NY. He worked in many different capacities such as refrigeration and air conditioning, process server, and after 26 years of service at a power plant he retired from New York Civil Service. While living in Whitestone NY, he was also an ambulance driver. He played Santa Clause for children and brought joy to both the children and adults. Tom believed strongly in the Right-to-Life and has attended many years walking in the March-for-Life event in Washington. Tom was a board member of Birthright of Sidney, NY Inc., where he gave many hours of repairing, and maintaining the building facility and attending fundraisers.

Calling hours were Thursday, May 19 from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday, May 20, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 15 Liberty St. in Sidney. Burial followed in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Sidney.

In lieu of flowers, Tom’s family has asked that donations be made in his memory to either: Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council #4937, 15 Liberty Street, Sidney, NY 13838; Birthright of Sidney NY, Inc., 40 East Main Street, Sidney, NY 13838; The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin - Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10309; or St. John the Evangelist Church, 34 S. Main Street, Bainbridge, NY 13733.

"The glory of young men is their strength, and the honor of old men is their gray hair."

Prov. 20:29

Ronald Ropert

Ronald Ropert, 73, of Deposit died unexpectedly Monday, July 18, 2011 at his home.

He was predeceased by his parents: Arthur Ropert of TX and Gola Mahan of MI.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years: Alta Ropert; children: Rita (Steven) Conklin, Rob Ropert, Ruth (Dwayne) Lobdell; grandchildren: Jennifer (Mike Sale) Valentine, Amber (Mark Ries) Ropert, Joshua, Jason and Molly Lobdell; great-grandchildren: Payton Ries and Alaena Sale; and many nieces and nephews.

Ron served his country in the Navy for 8 years serving on the USS Salem. He was retired after 32 years with UPS. He belonged to several organizations though out his life including the Volunteer Fire Police.

Ron loved his family dearly. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, garage sales, golf, NASCAR and antique car shows. A recent favorite hobby was coffee and conversation with friends at local coffee shops. He was a lifelong fan of the Detroit Lions and Tigers.

Services will be held at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit on Saturday, July 30. Calling hours for friends and family from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m.

 

Melba R. Sandberg

Melba R. Sandberg, 87, formerly of Deposit, Binghamton and Boston, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 15, 2011. She was predeased by her husband George O. Sandberg, a sister, Thelma Spear of Rockford, Illinois and sister-in-law Joyce David of Orlando, FL.

She was born in Lindsborg, Kansas to Elof and Tekla Haroldson, both Swedish immigrants. Melba graduated from Bethany College and the Yale School of Music. Her passion for music lead to a lifetime of playing the violin, teaching thousands of young students and performing professionally and socially. She taught private lessons and in public schools, starting her career in Deposit, opening up the world of music to many students with her enthusiasm and style. Melba moved to Binghamton in 1966 and in later years, she enjoyed conducting the Youth Symphony Orchestras at the New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. Her talent was a gift she shared with all who studied with her over a career span of sixty plus years.

Surviving are her daughter, Karen Gaddis, Binghamton, a son John Sandberg of Miami Beach, FL, four grandchildren: Melissa Gaddis Simkulet and her husband Ron Simkulet, Lindsay Gaddis, Jesse Gaddis and Courtney Gaddis Collins and her husband Brian Collins. Melba had two children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren whom she loved to talk about and share photos, with great pride. She was an amazing person and will be sorely missed.

The family appreciates the wonderful care received by Melba during her stay at JGJ, Hilltop Campus. Thanks also to friend "Katie" who grew to be just like a daughter over the years. A very special thanks to her room mate Dorothy Coon for her kindness, patience, and warm friendship.

Interment services will be November 25 in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown for family only. There will be a memorial service and celebration of her life at the New England Conservatory in Boston at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the New England Conservatory, Melba Sandberg Scholarship Fund - 290 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115-5018.

Arrangements are by McDevitt & McManus Funeral Home, LLC, 88-90 Front Street Binghamton, New York 13905.

 Virginia Sanford

Virginia Sanford, 89, of Pleasant Mount, PA passed away April 7, 2011 at the Forest City Nursing Home in Forest City, PA where she had been a resident for the past 10 years.

She was born March 27, 1922 in Deposit, NY, the daughter of Maurice and Edna Belle Vanakin Sanford. She graduated from Deposit High School in 1940. She worked for a time at Scintilla in Sidney, NY during WW II and at Endicott Johnson in Johnson City, NY and later was a farm wife on her and Hartley's dairy farm in Pleasant Mount.

She was predeceased by her husband, Hartley Sanford, in 1955. She is survived by two sisters: Roseann Hutton of Pleasant Mount, PA and Caroline (Joe) Emerson of Deposit, and by a brother: Ronald Sanford (Fran) of Nineveh, NY; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 11 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit with Rev. Kathy Myrick, pastor of the Maple Lane Assembly of God Church in Deposit, officiating. Calling hours were at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. time of service. Burial followed in the Shehawken Cemetery in Shehawken, PA.

Robert W. Schmidt

Robert W. Schmidt, 54, of Trout Haven Road, formerly of Middleburgh, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Bassett Medical Center with his wife at his side, after a brave and brutal battle of cancer.

Born July 23, 1956 in East Meadow, NY, Bob lived in Middleburgh most of his life and attended Middleburgh Central School.

For twenty-seven years he was the proprietor, president, and CEO of Schmidt’s Concrete, Inc. Bob was a past member of the Huntersland Volunteer Fire Dept. and at one time served as chief. He was also a past member of the Schoharie County FIVES.

Bob was a hardworking man all his life and occasionally played hard as well and enjoyed his camp at Pleasant Lake.

He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Kyla Marie Schmidt, his father, William Schmidt, and a companion, Susan Compel.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend, Bob is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Feehan) Schmidt, whom he married Aug. 12, 2000, of Richmondville; his daughter: Renee Schmidt (Steve Kowalski) and their children, Stephen and Lyla Kowalski of Middleburgh; his mother: Irene Schmidt of Middleburgh; his sister: Debbie (Ted) Palmatier of Middleburgh; his brother: Steve (Nancy) Schmidt of Middleburgh; a niece: Adrienne Lusk; two nephews: Tyler Schmidt and John Palmatier; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh with Rev. Carol Coltrain of the Huntersland United Methodist Church officiating. A period of visitation was held from 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marathon For a Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187 or Huntersland Vol. Fire Dept., 1337 Huntersland Road, Middleburgh, NY 12122.

Curzon V. "Dick" Scott

Curzon V. "Dick" Scott of Deposit, NY and Fort Myers, Fl. died Sunday September 18, 2011 at his home in Deposit.

Dick is survived by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis S. Scott, three sons: Curzon, Jr. "Knocky" and Patricia L. Scott, of Bokeelia, FL, Graydon W. Scott and Martha Day of Sanibel, Fl, Kevin S. Scott and Lisa Evans of Bokeelia, FL; four grandchildren: Grady, Wyatt, Tori and Lexie; his sister: Mary S. Cable of Deposit; brother and sister-in-law Graydon W. and Natalie Scott of Windsor; sister-in-law: Frances June Axtell and Carl Burrows of Deposit; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Graydon W. and Elizabeth (Ray) Scott; his brother: USAF Capt. Cornelius E. "Neil" Scott, brother-in-law: Lawrence N. Cable, both of Deposit, NY.

Dick served in the U.S. Army stateside at West Point from 1950-52, during the Korean Conflict. He attended Christ Episcopal Church in Deposit and since 1954 was a member of the Deposit Masonic Lodge No. 396 F & AM. He served as director of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, was a Charter Member of the National Watch and Clock Collectors Association and was a member of the American Veterans Club #1 in Fort Myers, Fl.

Graveside services and burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery at a later date. Following the burial, there will be a celebration of life reception at a time and place to be announced. The family requests memorial contributions to the Deposit Fire Department and EMS Squad or the Deposit Masonic Lodge. The Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St., Binghamton is assisting the family. To share a message of condolence or sympathy with the family, please visit our website, www.HEFUNERAL HOME.com.

Marie A. Shelton

Marie A. Shelton, 68, a lifelong resident of Trout Creek, passed away on Monday afternoon, October 17, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Toni surrounded by her family.

Marie was born on February 1, 1943 in Walton the daughter of the late James and Velma (Kilpatrick) Alger. On August 25, 1982 she married Carl E. Shelton in Bainbridge. He predeceased her on December 31, 1997.

Marie was employed for many years in Bainbridge at Borden’s as a Machine Operator where she was a Union Representative of I AM #1529. Next to her grandkids and family Marie loved sheep. She raised many over the the years and did not hesitate to bring into the house one that needed special attention. She also loved helping her grandkids with their 4-H projects at the Delaware County Fair. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling in Bainbridge, word search, books, monopoly, cards and dominoes.

Marie is survived by her loving family, her children: Toni Shelton of Trout Creek, Bruce (Lori) Shelton of Franklin, Pat (Ron) Fletcher of Trout Creek, Robin (Michael) Gray of Walton, Craig (Kim) Shelton of Walton, Tracie Rubera of Walton; her grandchildren: Shad, Shiri, Matthew, Blake Daniel, Aaron, Ayrica, Turner, Travis, Ryan, Shasta, Jeffrey (Amy), Savannah, Michelle, Skylar, Jessica, Nicole, Morgan, Ashley, Troy, Shelby, Dystinee; her great-grandchildren: Jamie Lyn, Carl, Jali, Brent, Logan, Graci, Jeffrey Jr., Brooke (Parker), Alexis, Shaun, Julianna, Adan, Jordan, Colt, Blair, Tyler; her sisters: Alberta "Aunt Bert" Hornbeck of Trout Creek, Lois Knapp of Otego, Vera Stewart of Oneonta; her brother: William Fairchild of Brazil, India; her brothers-in law: John Boice of Sidney Center, Steve Shelton of Trout Creek; her sisters-in-law, Kathy Layton of Trout Creek, Sharon Gifford of Masonville; her special friend and cousin: Mary Ellen Budine of Walton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Marie was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Boice, father and mother-in-law, C. Luther and Dorothy M. Shelton; her brothers-in-law, James Hornbeck, Thomas Gifford; her nephew: Duane Gifford; and her best friend: Mary Ramsey.

Calling hours were October 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton, where services were held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Judy Travis, officiating. Burial followed in the Walton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in Marie’s memory may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, New York 13820.

Nancy B. Shirkey

Nancy B. Shirkey, 76, of Deposit died unexpectedly June 18, 2011. She was born in Brooklyn. In 1954 she married George Shirkey.

She was a Past Queen of Zuleika #9 Daughters of the Nile and presently a Supreme Nile Appointee. She was a member of Otseningo Chapter #14 O.E.S and a past grand representative to Ohio. She was past president of the Read Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Hancock and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Deposit, where she sang in the choir. Nancy was also a member and past Wagonmaster of the Holiday Rambler RV Club.

She enjoyed traveling all over the country with George and was very proud of her family.

She is survived by her cherished family, her husband George of Deposit; sons: Daniel of Owego, Edward (Michele) and Thomas (Beverly) of Deposit; three grandchildren: Danielle, Bethany and Tyler.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Deposit, 129 Second Street. Burial will be in Hale Eddy Cemetery. The family received friends at the church Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Daughters of the Nile conducted their services at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and the Eastern Star Services was at 7:30. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to either the Daughters of the Nile Foundation c/o Betty Strever or Kalurah Shine Transportaion Fund, both can be mailed to: 625 Dickson St. Endicott, NY 13760. To share a condolence on-line go to www.he funeralhome.com. Services provided by Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, Binghamton.

Yvonne M. Shofkom

Yvonne M. Shofkom, 87, of Sherman, PA "Went to be with her Lord" on November 11, 2011.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Faris E. Shofkom; her children: Carol (David) Weymouth, Patty (Brad) Hubbard, and Nancy (Henry) Davidson; a sister: Elaine Harris; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Shofkom; by her sister, Winona Criddle; and by her granddaughter, Lisa Hubbard.

Yvonne lived all of her adult life in Sherman, PA. She retired as a school aide from Deposit Central Schools in 1986. She was always active in church work and had served as AWANA secretary in the Windsor Bible Baptist Church.

Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 14 at the West Branch Bible Baptist Church, 117 Front St. (next to Browns Pharmacy) in Deposit with Pastor Steven Logue and Pastor David Smith officiating. Friends called at the church on Monday from noon until 1 p.m. time of service. Burial was in the Balls Eddy Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Deposit Food Pantry. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

Bruce Charles Singleton

Bruce Charles Singleton, 40, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 9, 2011. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Marjorie and Jim Singleton, Clayton and Lucille Powell, June Antalek.

He is survived by his wife: Kelly and his daughter, Lucille Ann; parents: Lynn and Harry Hartz, Roger J. Singleton Sr., step-parents: Cindy and Gary Schoonmaker; brothers: Roger J. and Tiffany Singleton, Jr., Jamie and Colleen Eldred, Jason Eldred, Mark and Marina Singleton, Neil and Kim Eldred; sisters: Dawn and Anthony Salvatore, Anita and Dave Sexton, Marcia and John VanDenBush; his in-laws: Kim and Fred Emmi; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Melissa and Jamie Hayes, Billy and Dena Comfort; his goddaughter: Leah Eldred; all his loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him so much, and many loving friends; and his beloved dogs, Butch and Sundance.

He was varsity football coach of Seton Catholic Central and employee of J C Smith. He was an avid fisherman, Buffalo Bills fan, college basketball fanatic, loved the outdoors and peanut butter. He loved his family with all his heart.

A funeral mass was offered Monday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John/St. Andrew Church, 1263 Vestal Avenue, Binghamton. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours were at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson, Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Seton Catholic Central Athletic Fund, 30 Seminary Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13905 in memory of Bruce Singleton.

Evelyn F. Skellet Smith

Evelyn F. Skellett Smith, 70, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 26, 2011 at her home in Sherman, PA.

"Evie" is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years: Ralph Smith, Sr.; by her children (three daughters and two sons) and their families: daughter, Kelly Smith Wormuth, and husband Wayne Wormuth and grandchidlren, Joshua, Nathan and Wayne and great-granddaughter, Madison; daughter, Allison Smith Wingerter, and husband Brian Wingerter and grandchildren, Sean, Bridget and Tara; son, Ralph Smith, Jr. and spouse Patti and grandchildren, Amanda and spouse Pat O'Donnell, Shane, Melinda and fiance Eika, great-grandchildren, Alexis, Isabella, Jessie and Kailee; daughter, Tracey Smith Hunter and husband David Hunter and grandchildren, Lukas and Trevor; son, Steven Smith and spouse Robbin and grandchildren, Zachary and Makayla; by a sister: Shirley Skellett Davis, (predeceased by sister: Linda Skellett Tucker); also survived by three brothers: David Skellett, Gerald Skellett and Kenneth Skellett; by many nieces, nephews and cousins

Evie was born June 13, 1941 in Deposit, NY, the daughter of Emory Skellett and Hilda (Hauber) Skellett. She worked for 18 years at Valley Offset in Deposit and was a certified nursing assistant who worked at Elizabeth Church Manor Nursing Home in Binghamton. Evie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family unconditionally.

Evie's interests included family, gardening, reading and occasional vacations at the beach. Evie devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to her family.

Funeral Services were at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2 at the Presbyterian Church/Sherman Bible Chapel, 129 Second St. in Deposit with Pastors Joseph Axtell and Ron Smith officiating. Calling hours were held at the church on Second St. on Friday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. Arrangements were through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

Roland D. Springsteen, Sr.

Roland D. Springsteen, Sr., 86, of Windsor died Saturday evening July 30, 2011 at his home.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years: Janice Springsteen; his children: Roland D., Jr. and Vanessa Springsteen, Ellen and John Duell, Mark and Theresa Springsteen; four grandchildren: Wendy, Michael, Colby and Briana; three great-granddaughters: Carina, Carley, and Emma; his sister: Marian Burr; and also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a retired self-employed farmer and contractor.

Memorial Services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Thursday at 4 p.m. Pastor Sue Shields will officiate. Burial will be in Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to service. Memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850. A special thanks to his caregivers and the Hospice family. On-line condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at: www. omaddenfh.com.

Eleanor Stoddart

Eleanor Stoddart passed peacefully on January 7, 2011 with her furry companion Butch at her side. She was born December 9, 1912 to William and Jesse (Couse) Axtell. She was predeceased by her husband Louis Stoddart. For 36 years she taught 2nd grade at Deposit Elementary School, and for the past 40 years she enjoyed her retirement as an avid gardener, writer, and painter. She loved to knit and crochet and watch the hummingbirds on her back porch. The day before she passed away, she wrote in her journal a testament to her life and memory.

"Memories"

by Eleanor Stoddart

I’d like the memory of me to be a pleasant one. A glow of a smile when the days are done. To leave some pleasant thoughts along the way, of happy times, bright sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who mourn, to dry before the early morn.

In addition please carry on with my favorite poem, "Sometimes".

If times are hard, and you feel blue, Think of others, worrying too; Just because your trails are many, Don’t think the rest of us haven’t any. Life is made up of smiles and tears, Joys and sorrows, mixed with fears; And though to us it seems one-sided, Trouble is pretty well divided. If we could look in every heart, We’ll find that each one has its part, And those who travel Fortunes road, Sometimes carry the biggest load.

She requested that there be no memorial service, but in her memory to do a good deed for others. Donations can be made in her memory to the Broome County Humane Society ( 2 Jackson Street, Binghamton NY 13903 ) or to the Deposit Educational Endowment Fund (Box 22, Deposit NY 13754.)

Robert L. Telford

Robert L. Telford, 83, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family following a long illness.

Bob was born in Walton on September 20, 1927, the son of the late Ethel (Garrick) and Ray B. Telford. He was predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife of 57 years, Millie (Finch) Telford, sister, Jeanette Oles, brothers, James and Howard. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Salton of Windsor, grandson, Garrick Salton, Apalachin, and great-granddaughter, Chloe Sheridan Salton also of Apalachin, and several very special nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bob grew up and lived most of his life in Walton. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the Navy and served on the troop carrier USS Marlboro during World War II. After his discharge from the Navy, he married his high school sweetheart, Millie and they lived in Rochester while Bob attended the Rochester Business Institute before returning to Walton. He was the Administrator of Delaware Valley Hospital for 25 years before becoming Business Manager for a construction company and then CEO of the Deposit Foundation, retiring in 1994.

Bob was one of the charter members of the Walton Emergency Squad and a 50 year member of the Walton Fire Dept. He was active in Walton Kiwanis, Deposit Rotary, and a member of the Northfield Community Church. He loved his family and many friends and enjoyed being out and about and active in the community.

Calling hours were Tuesday morning, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton where services were held at 11 a.m. Burial followed at Walton Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Northfield Community Church, Walton, the Ogden Free Library, Walton, the Walton Fire Department, or Walton EMS.

Condolences to the family may be made on-line by visiting our web site at www.courtneyfh.com.

Basil W. Tennant

Basil W. Tennant, 74, of Unadilla passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, October 8, 2011 at the Tri-Town Regional Hospital of Sidney.

Basil was born on July 4, 1937 in Walton, the son of the late Basil H. and Gertrude M. (Burghart) Tennant. He was a graduate of Walton High School. On July 5, 1963 he married the former Ruth Beers. He proudly served his country in the US Army. He was employed by Bendix Corp., Sidney, for many years.

Basil was a former member of the Sidney Elks Club and Christ Episcopal Church. Basil enjoyed playing football for the Oneonta Indians until he was 38 years old. He also played in Germany when he was stationed there. Basil was a quiet country kind of guy who enjoyed working around his home in the yard or in the garden. He had many hobbies like raising beef, singing in the Group of Four, cutting stone or going to flea markets where his passion for antiques was readily apparent.

He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Ruth; his children, Pamela (James) Gruscavage of Deposit; Randy McClenon of New York; Russell (Diana) Mc Clenon of Walton, NY; three grandchildren, Travis, Adam and Carol; one great-granddaughter, Danielle; his brothers and sisters, Mary Mehegan of Walton, NY, Carolyn (Tom) Quick of Walton, NY, Gloria (Doug) Vredenburgh of Delhi, NY, Sally (David) Frink of Norwich, NY, Barbara (James) Utter of Unadilla; Michael (Noreda) Tennant, William (Barbara) Tennant of Oneonta, NY, Walter (Cindy) Tennant of Walton, NY, John (Sherrie) Tennant of Walton, NY, Jerry (Rose) Tennant of Treadwell, NY, Robert Tennant of FL; sister-in-law, Linda Tennant of Franklin; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. He was predeceased by a brother George Tennant earlier this year.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11 in Walton Cemetery, with Pastor Tom Davis officiating with full military honors. There were no calling hours. Memorial contributions in Basil’s memory may be made to either Unadilla Fire Dept. and EMS, 77 Clifton St., Unadilla, NY 13849 or a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be made on-line by visiting our web site at www.courteyfh.com.

Stephen M. Thomas

Stephen M. Thomas, 69, of Deposit, NY passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.

He is survived by his wife: Bernice and by his children and step-children: Lisa Hughes, Vicky Winans, Lori Woods, Billy Davis, Debbie Kaplan and George Miller III; a brother: George Thomas; many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Steve was a retired elevator mechanic from the Marcato Elevator Company in Long Island City, NY. He had been coming to Deposit for the past thirty years and permanently moved here this past year.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit with Rev. Nickolas Servetas, rector of Christ Church in Deposit, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until 1:00 p.m. time of service. Friends wishing to make memorial donations are asked to make them to the charity of their choice.

 

Harry R. Vanderlip

Harry R. Vanderlip, 92, of Unadilla, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at his home with his family at his side.

He was born in Cannonsville on October 20, 1918, the son of Flora Baxter Vanderlip and Guy Vanderlip.

While living in Cannonsville, he operated a dairy farm and general store until he was employed by NYSEG for 32 years at the Jennison station in Bainbridge. Many memories were made with his friends and family at his cottage in Goose Bay on the St. Lawrence River. Harry enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, watching and playing sports and spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Anne and James Pellicano, Owego; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Donalda Vanderlip, Rochester; son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Martha Vanderlip, Unadilla; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; niece, Joyce Thomas; and nephew, Duane Schriver.

His wife, Jeanette Cook Vanderlip, predeceased him on October 18, 1999. His siblings, Leo Vanderlip, Letha Schriver and Doris Mosher, also predeceased him.

Contributions in Harry's memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

At Harry's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. A private celebration of his life will be held at a later time.

Arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home Inc., Unadilla.

Clarence Lee VanSlyke

Clarence Lee VanSlyke, 80, of Farnham Road, Windsor passed away Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011 at his home. He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Loretta, in 1993 and also by a son, Randy, in 1990.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Paul and Kris VanSlyke; three grandchildren: Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Kirsten Johnson and Paul VanSlyke; one great-granddaughter: Isabelle Briggs.

Lee had operated his dairy farm, Sky Lake Holsteins, on Farnham Road from 1949 until 1990. He then worked for several years as a driver for Leonard Bus Sales in Deposit. He was a lifetime member of the NRA.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 28 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second Street, in Deposit, NY. Burial was in Hale Eddy Cemetery at Hale Eddy, NY. Friends called at the funeral home on Monday from noon until 1:00 p.m. time of service. Friends wishing may make memorial donations to the Deposit Emergency Squad at PO Box 173, Deposit NY 13754.

Dorothy (Ann) Walker

Dorothy (Ann) Walker was born as Dorothy Ann Buchanan on January 26, 1938. She is known to most as Annie. She passed away on April 13, 2011 with her three daughters and her son-in-law Craig by her side at Wilson Memorial Hospital after a short term illness.

She will be greatly missed by many. She was a loving mom, grandmother, and faithful friend to so many. She was predeceased by her husband Willie Walker in 1981.

She is survived by her significant other David Wahl; two sisters: Barbara Seymour and Shirley Beagle and her brother: Bill Buchanan. She had five children: Carla (Conway) Decker and husband Allan Decker, Willie Walker, Jr, David Walker, Angel (Walker) Klinegardner and husband Craig Klinegardner, and Mindy Walker. She had 12 grand children: Joshua Decker, Melinda (Decker) Zavacky, Robert Johnson, Brianna Walker, Willie Walker III, Preston Walker, Nathaniel Walker, Kent Jennings, Skyler and Cortney Klinegardner, Harlee Skinner and Derek Cordner and one great-grandchild: Ciara Decker; many others who called her mom and grandma and her cat Baby.

Calling hours will be held at Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock NY on Thursday, April 21 from 6-9:00 p.m. and also a graveside service at Riverview Cemetery in Hancock on Friday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m.

Donations can be made in Ann’s memory to the Hancock Education Foundation or the After School Program, P.O. Box 819, Hancock, NY 13783.

 

Henry Waszkiewicz

Henry Waszkiewicz, 89, born February 1, 1922, died peacefully in a Brooklyn nursing home on November 26, 2011.

Henry was born in Bronx, NY and grew up in Deposit and Bainbridge, NY.

He is survived by his wife, Anna, and two children; daughter and family, (two granddaughters), in Wells Bridge and son, Walter in Hawaii. Other living family members include a stepdaughter and stepson in Brooklyn. He is predeceased by his sister Victoria Waszkiewicz.

He was buried in Hancock, NY.

Andrew L. Weber

Andrew Lawrance Weber, 68, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011.

He is survived by one daughter: Jennifer Viera; two brothers: Peter Weber and James Weber; three sisters: Marianne Frederick, Jacqualine Sweginnis, and Elizabeth Augeri; and one grandchild, Kieran Viera.

Calling hours were Tuesday, July 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home, and also on July 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.

Alice M. Wood

Alice M. Wood, a long time resident of Walton, passed away Tuesday morning, October 11, 2011 at Countryside Care Center.

Alice was born on September 21, 1915 in Rock Rift the daughter of the late Daniel and Ona (Mosher) Bowker. She married Jesse Wood on January 27, 1949 in Lanesboro, PA. He passed in 1993. Alice enjoyed bowling, quilting and taking the grandkids to Shiefield’s Pond fishing.

Alice is survived by her daughter-in-law, Lucy Wood, Walton; two sisters-in-law, Martha Bowker, Walton, and Ella Bowker, Boston, MA; stepchildren, Katherine (Robert) Polley, Oneonta, Robert Wood, Unadilla; grandchildren, Regina (Terry) Rhodes, St. Lucie, FL, Wendy (Robert) Miller, Walton, Joy (Fred) Harris, Afton, William (Anne) Wood, Jr., Trout Creek, Timothy (Cheryle) Wood, and Thomas (Marian) Wood both of Deer Lodge, MT, Bernard Wood III, Walton, Jonathan Wood, Afton; several great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sons, William A. Wood, Sr., and Bernard O. Wood, Jr.; one sister, Gladys Bowker and nine brothers, Otto, William, Joseph, James, Daniel, Jessie, Glen, Orson and Donald Bowker.

Calling hours were October 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton, where services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday morning with Rev. Larry Light,officiating. Burial followed in Walton Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our web site at www.courtney fh.com.

Memorial Contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to the New Hope Community Church, 45 Stockton Avenue, Walton, New York 13856.

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