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Below are the 2014 Obituaries

Russell L. Butts

Russell L. Butts, 60, of Bainbridge, NY passed away February 10, 2014 at the Bassett Medical Center at Cooperstown, NY.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Amy and Jose Luis Galindo; four grandchildren: Samantha, Emmalynne, Sejasity, and Mariana; two sisters: Mary Jane Bosket and Delilah Wagner. Russell was predeceased by his wife Carol in 2011 and also by a brother, Kenyon (Butch) Butts.

He was retired from the Mead Corporation in Sidney after 25 years  with the company. He was a US Army Veteran who served during Vietnam War. 

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 22 from noon - 2 p.m. at the Zacharias Funeral Home, Deposit. The calling hours will be followed by a luncheon at the VFW Hall on Fourth St., in the Village of Deposit.

Anyone wishing may bring a dish to pass to the luncheon. A Graveside Service  will be held in the Spring at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Deposit with Full Military Honors.

 

 

Robert Charles
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Robert Charles

Robert Charles passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side, on February 20, 2014. He was born on March 24 1926 in Readburn, NY to Reno and Ethel Charles.

He was predeceased by his wife Dixie (Lee); sons: Stanley and Millard; brothers: Reno, Reginald; and sister: Betty; grandchildren: Stanley Jr., Tammi, and Kayden.

He and Dixie were married for 62 years and are survived by children: John Vandermark, Bobbe Baudendistel, Mary Wright, Patti Charles, and Wendy Charles; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 4 great great-grandchildren. They are also known as the “Charles Army”. He is also survived by sister Beryl Kulikowski; and several loving nieces and nephews.

Bob was a WWII veteran and served in the 94th Infantry of the Army under the direction of General Patton.

He was commander of the VFW post 6609 in Deposit for 15 years.

Calling hours were held on Monday, February 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 at Zacharias Funeral Home and the funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25 at the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be made in his name to the VFW Post #6609, c/o Doug Carrillo, Commander, 310 River Road, Deposit, NY 13754.

Elva Louise (Lou) Conklin
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Elva Louise (Lou) Conklin

A memorial will be held April 19 at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Nicholas Perry at the  United Methodist Church, 109 Second Street, Deposit  with luncheon to follow at the church. Lou as she was known passed away November 3,  2013 at Wilson Hospital.

Born on April 12, 1936 in Hermon, the daughter of Carl and Eva Baker Tripp, she graduated from Port Jefferson High. She was an occupational therapy teacher at Kings Park Hospital for over 25 years. She worked for Green Point Health Care in Union Point, GA, and later worked in day care in SC.

A marriage to  David Carreras ended in divorce. She married Frances (Joe) Conklin. Mr. Conklin passed away 1986.

She is survived by one son: Robert Carreras in CA; one brother: Robert Tripp and his wife Phyllis  Fowler; two sisters: Bernice Lariccio, Deposit  and Fay Stronach, Gouverneur; another sister-in-law: Gerldine Denham of Lake Grove; many nieces and nephews; several step children and many great and great great-grandchildren that were her pride and joy in  addition to her husband.

She is predeceased by her parents, two sons, three brothers, and a sister. Lou was also predeceased by her long time companion Ivan Coleman who died in 2006.  

Zacharias Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was a great animal lover. Donation in her memory can be made to: Friends 4 Pound Paws, PO Box 394 Gouverneur, NY 13642.

Doris E. Dermitt

Doris E. Dermitt passed from this world on January 25, 2014. Behind she leaves her loving husband of 61 years, Harold H. Dermitt. Her children Terry Dermitt, Mark and Jill Dermitt, Maryann and Michael Guimond. Along with five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A private family service was held per her request. Arrangements were made by Zacharias Funeral Home.

Clyde Allen Fineout, Jr.

Clyde Allen Fineout, Jr., 50, formerly of Deposit, NY passed away unexpectedly at his home in Binghamton, NY on Friday, January 24, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents: Clyde Fineout, Sr. and Jane Fineout Fairbairn; as well as by two brothers: Joe and Ted Fineout.

He is survived by a sister and three brothers and their spouses: Diane and Tim Shew, Ken and Jeri Fineout, Rick and Sandra Fineout and Dave and Joyce Fineout; his step-father: Robert Fairbairn; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his beloved and trusted dog friend: "Sissy".

Clyde was in the US Army from 1984 until 1989 and served in the Persian Gulf War 1988 to 1989. Clyde loved life and will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1 at the Maple Lane Assembly of God Church in Deposit with Rev. Kathy Myrick, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Deposit at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. time of service. Friends wishing may make donations to S.T.A.P. at 122 Baldwin St., Johnson City, NY 13790 in memory of Clyde Fineout, Jr. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

 

Evelyn M. Hazlett

Evelyn M. Hazlett, 98, of Endicott, NY, passed away at Willow Point Nursing Home, Tuesday March 25, 2014. She was pre-deceased by her husband, William Hazlett; brother, John Turner; and sons, Ronald and William Jr.

She is survived by a daughter: Jeannine Barrett of Endicott; two sons: Bruce Hazlett and wife Cindy of Nicholson, PA and Frederick Hazlett and wife Patricia of Conklin, NY; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She operated a Day Care for many years from her home in Huntington, Long Island then retired after several years as a machine operator from Bard Parker in Hancock, NY.

Family members and friends will dearly miss her presence during trips to Florida, Maine and Maryland, as well as weekend camping trips, day outings and get-togethers. She often joked that her Christmas card list got smaller each year but she will certainly be remembered by all those who knew her. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many, and she will be forever missed by all.

There will be a graveside service on April 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chenango Valley Cemetery, led by Jeanne Randall. If you wish to make a donation in Evelyn’s memory, please do so to SPEAK of Binghamton, NY.

Grace L. Hoff
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Grace L. Hoff

Grace L. Hoff, 79, of Walton passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY.

Grace was born October 13, 1934 in Trout Creek the daughter of the late Daniel and Lillian (Barringer) Bush. On February 22, 1953 she married Dwight E. Butler to whom she was married for 25 years until his death in 1980. On September 24, 1983 she married the late William E. Hoff in Walton. During their 18 years together they operated two small businesses in Walton, East Brook Pottery and B & G Locksmith Service. In addition to their business ventures, they enjoyed square dancing, traveling, and camping at Tall Pines Campground in Bainbridge in their fifth-wheel camper with their Border Collie Eli. Bill predeceased Grace on December 27, 2001.

Grace took great pride in caring for her family and home, spending many years as a homemaker at 51 Shepard St. She joined the workforce when her children were teenagers, first as an Assembler at Eureka Tent in Walton and later as the Head of the Electronics Department at Ames in Delhi.

In addition to her work, Grace was a member of the Grange in Walton where she served as Treasurer for many years, the Walton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Trout Creek Girls lunch group, and was a long time regular among the diners at T.A.’s Place. Grace was well known for the sweet, loving smile she shared with all whom she met in life.

Never one to sit still or be bored, Grace always kept busy with her many hobbies. In her younger years she often played volleyball, cards, and bowled with friends. She enjoyed reading, especially Nicholas Sparks novels; doing word search puzzles, crocheting, taking care of her flower gardens; and playing solitaire on the computer and Bejeweled on her iPAD. More than anything she loved being surrounded by her family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow.

Grace is survived by her loving family, her daughter, Mary Jane (Ken) Coons of Walton; her grandchildren, Josh Butler of Sidney, Melissa Haverly-Grossmann (Andy) of Walton, AJ (Chelsea) Haverly of Annapolis, MD, Seth, Caleb, and Kylee O’Dell of Sidney; her great-grandchildren, Hannah, Taylor, Logan, Ruby, and Isabella; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends Carol Raymundo, Jeanie Hansen, and Rosie Meadowbrook. Grace was predeceased by her first husband and loving father of her children, Dwight E. Butler on March 18, 1980, her son, Allen D. Butler on January 17, 1980, her newborn daughter, Tina Louise Butler in 1966, and her six siblings; brothers William, Daniel, and Ed Bush; and sisters, Julia Martin, Helen Moore, and Nettie Hall.

Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, February 13 from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. Funeral services will commence at 12 p.m. that day with Pastor Jay O’Connor officiating. Burial will take place at the Walton Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial Contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to the Walton Fire Department, 61 West Street, Walton, New York 13856 or Walton Grange, 16 Munn Street, Apt A3, Walton, New York 13856.

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

Harold S. Karcher

Harold S. Karcher, 85, of Starlight, PA, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City.

He was born on August 10, 1928 in Hale Eddy, NY, the son of Harold O. and Ruth (Shanly) Karcher. Harold married Dawne Foley on August 1, 1952 in Deposit and she predeceased him on August 31, 1996.

Harold was a proud Teamster for over 30 years. He was an avid Syracuse fan and loved visiting Turning Stone Casino. Most of all, he was a huge NASCAR fan. Harold raced stock cars and was one of the top 50 drivers at Five Mile Point, Kirkwood.

Surviving are two daughters: Kamille Karcher and Karla and husband John Hesse; daughter-in-law: Claudia; four grandchildren: Kerrie, Katie, Kyle, and Emma; 4 great-grandchildren: Taylor, Lane, Noah, and Kaycee; and his best friend: Iva Bowen. He is also survived by two brothers: Vaughn and wife Sandra, and Ronald; one sister: Ruth Ann Geer; several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Harold was predeceased by a son, Kris in 2011.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 5 from 12-1:00 p.m. with a memorial service following at 1:00 p.m. all at the Emory United Methodist Church, Hancock. Burial will be later in Balls Eddy Cemetery, Starlight, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Harold’s memory to the Emory United Methodist Church, 89 E Main St., Hancock, NY 13783.

Arrangements by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.

Dale H. Kunkel
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Dale H. Kunkel

Dale H. Kunkel, 72, of Johnson City died unexpectedly Sun. March 23, 2014 at his home. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Nellie Kunkel.

He is survived by his son: David Kunkel and granddaughter, Amelia; a daughter: Camilla Kunkel, Endicott; four sisters and brothers-in-law: Sue and Bob Smith, Windsor, Sandra and Furman Sowers, Columbus, GA, Linda and Leo Shew, N. Sanford, Elaine and Bill Geer, Spotsylvania, VA; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Lynn and Arla Kunkel, Harpursville, Kenneth and Lori Kunkel, Pt. Crane, Robert Kunkel, Afton; and also several nieces and nephews.

He was a retired employee of Erie-Lackawana Railroad, a former bus driver and supervisor with B.C. Transit, a dance instructor with Arthur Murray Dance Studio and a US Marine veteran.

Memorial Services will be held at West Windsor Baptist Church, 166 North Rd. on Thursday, April 3 at 11 a.m. Rev. Brian King, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery, Afton on Thursday at 2 p.m. with military honors.  On-line condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh. com. Arrangements by the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home, 69-71 Maple Street, Harpursville.

Joseph Kuschka

Joseph Kuschka, 96, of Deposit, NY passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa, in 1996.

He is survived by his daughter: Patricia Knowles; a son: Edmond (Cathy) Esposito; seven grandchildren: Rudayna (Paul) Campo, Theresa, Lou, Chris, Eddie and Robert Slavin, Robert Knowles and Michelle Kiettlestad; eleven great-grandchildren.

Joe worked for a Private Jewish School in Great Neck, NY. After his retirement, he moved to Deposit in 1978.

Funeral services were at the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit on Saturday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. Calling hours were held at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. time of service. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Deposit at the convenience of the family.

Kathy D. Moore

Kathy D. Moore, 58, lifetime Deposit, NY resident, passed away January 5, 2014 in the village.

She is survived by four grandchildren: Jordan Lang, Tosha (Shane) Williams, Amanda Michalski and Billie Jean Michalski; three great-grandchildren who called her "GG": Natalie, Payton and McKinley; six brothers and sisters: Carolyn "Dolly" Brown, Dewitt Moore, Thomas Moore, Paula Thomas, Robbin Moore and Beth Moore; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service for Kathy will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 10 at Christ Church in Deposit with Deacon William Wright officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.

Ryan S. Neale
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Ryan S. Neale

Ryan S. Neale 38, a resident of Dalton, GA, formerly of Walton, passed away unexpectedly on February 15, 2014.

Ryan was born on September 9, 1975 in Oneonta, NY the son of Gerald Neale and Janet Williams. Ryan was a wild child who lived his life by his own rules. He was rough and tough, but at the same time, was thoughtful and kind-hearted. He had a keen sense of humor and was somewhat of a prankster. His short life was full of hard knocks which he owned up to and paid his dues. He was a friend who could always be counted on.

Ryan and his family moved to Georgia in 1995 where he was employed as a carpenter. He became a Baptist and attended Timothy House Church. He was a hard worker who took pride in his family, his accomplishments and everything he had. Ryan enjoyed hunting and fishing, working out and lifting weights, going to flea markets and working on vehicles. He was notorious for buying things that didn’t work and then grumbling about the time it took to fix them.

Ryan is survived by his loving family, his wife: Khrissy of Dalton, GA; his children, Kayla, Austin, Tristan and Johnny; his mother: Janet Williams, Walton; his father: Gerald (Bucko) Neale of Dalton, GA; his sister: Angela Neale and her partner, Kelly Reeb of Tampa, FA; his grandmothers: Mary Jane Neale of Walton and Joan Luscomb of Shinhopple; his mother and father-in-law: Mike and Donna Reis of Deposit; his stepfather: Tom Williams and stepsiblings: Nathan and Ashley Williams of Walton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins. He was predeceased by his first born son, Danny who passed away on December 8, 2013 and his grandfathers, Harold Neale and Roger Luscomb.

Friends and relatives were received on February 22 at the Shawn Chapman Funeral Home, Chatsworth, GA, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. where funeral services were held at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions in Ryan’s memory may be made online at www.gofundme.com/6y0800. Proceeds will go to his wife and children.

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

Stephen J. Neale
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Stephen J. Neale

Stephen J. Neale, 24, of Binghamton, died unexpectedly at home on January 17, 2014.

Stephen was born June 2, 1989, graduated from Deposit High School and was employed at Weis Grocery in Binghamton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and Oakland Raiders football. He was notoriously known as the “King of Hot Sauce” for adding hot sauce to almost any type of food.

He leaves behind his mother and step-father, Caralisa and Matthew Stever of Binghamton; father James Neale of Walton; grandparents Walter and Mary Bush of Dunnellon, FL; grandmother Mary Ann Vandermark of Deposit; step-grandmother Delores Stever-Tomins of Hale Eddy; girlfriend Shantel Tereska of Norwich;  and his beloved dog Chico; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Stephen had a big heart and would help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed.

Viewing will be on Wednesday, January 22 from 12-2:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, 1 Maple Lane, Deposit, NY, with a service at 2:00 p.m. at the church.

Andrew A. Pagnozzi
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Andrew A. Pagnozzi

Andrew A. Pagnozzi, a resident of Deposit, NY since 1982, died at home on Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was 95.

Son of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppina D’Alessio Pagnozzi, he was born in Pannarano, Italy on June 17, 1918. At the age of 19, he immigrated to the United States in 1927 and settled in Brooklyn, and later moved to the Bronx. In 1944, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Andrew worked as a building superintendent in Manhattan for most of his life, retiring in 1980. He was a Life Member of the VFW Post #6609, Deposit. An avid out-doorsman, his hobbies included hunting, fishing, and maintaining his cherished vegetable garden.

On July 24, 1949, he married Bernadette Bastardi at Blessed Sacrament Church in the Bronx. Mrs. Pagnozzi survives at home.

Survivors include his daughter, Josephine Macera (Frank) of New Orleans, LA; son, Joseph Pagnozzi (Donna) of Bronx, NY; daughter, Lucy Pilla (Paul) of Fishkill, NY; son, Gerard Pagnozzi (Ellen) of Fishkill, NY; son, Andrew Pagnozzi, Jr. (Gail) of Pleasantville, NY; grandchildren, Joseph Pagnozzi (Michelle), Laurie Pagnozzi, Bernadette Pagnozzi, John Paul Pilla, Virginia Pilla, Andrea Pilla, Noelle Pagnozzi, Meagan Pagnozzi, Bonnie Pagnozzi, Andrew Pagnozzi III, and Chloe Pagnozzi; great-grandchildren, Dominick and Arianna; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Angelina Pagnozzi and Luisa Iavarone.

Whether he was a brother, a husband, a dad, a grandpa, a great-grandpa, an uncle, or a friend, he will remain in our hearts forever.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday, February 4 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill. Entombment followed at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill. The U.S. Army conducted Military Honors.
For on-line tributes, please visit Andrew’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.

Sally Johns Pettit
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Sally Johns Pettit

Sally J. Pettit, 77 of the Town of Sanford passed as she wished at home under the loving watch of her family with special care given by her niece Jeannemarie Kerney on January 31, 2014.  Sally was born July 9, 1936 in Wyandotte, MI.  Her brother David Johns and son Richard A. Pettit Jr. predeceased her. 

Sally was raised in Staten Island NY, and moved to New Jersey where she wed her husband 56 years ago; raising their family in Rutherford where she served as president of the Board of Deacons and Millington where she was actively involved as a leader in the Presbyterian Youth Group, before retiring to the Town of Sanford, NY in 1992.

She is survived by her husband Richard A. Pettit, two sisters and a brother and his spouse: Gertrude Horne, Judith Kerney, Ernest W. and Beverly Johns; her two sons, daughter and spouse: David J. Pettit, Michael K. Pettit, Sally Jean Pettit and Robert Herb as well as many grandchildren: Neal Snyder and his wife Elizabeth, Brandin, Michael, William, Catherine, Jonathon, and Gabrielle Pettit and Gisele Gillian Herb along with many adoring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews.

Sally was always an active member of the community with a direct and spirited passion for loving, caring, nurturing and helping others. Over her years in this community she served as director and treasurer at the Food Pantry, member and treasurer of the Council of Churches, and volunteer at Deposit's Closet.

Sally’s favorite hymns and few prayers will be said at the First Presbyterian Church in Deposit at noon on Saturday, February 8 followed by a celebration of life in Fellowship Hall immediately after. Please consider donations to the Food Pantry, 91 Second  St., Deposit, NY 13754 in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are through Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit

Charlotte A. Rothganger

Charlotte A. Rothganger, 88 formerly of Binghamton died on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in Lakeland, FL.  She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Rothganger.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Susan Floyd and David Whitlock, Lakeland, FL; son and daughter-in-law: William and Cathy Rothganger, Binghamton; grandson: Michael Rothganger, Binghamton; granddaughter: Stacy Floyd, Brandon, FL; great-grandson: Caiden Weir, Brandon, FL; sister: Cordelia Tiffany, Deposit; two brothers and and sisters-in-law: Clarence and Mary Hubbard, PA, Cecil James and Norma Hubbard, Windsor; and also several nieces and nephews. 

She and her husband, Henry were married for 55 years. They were carpenters and built several houses in the Kirkwood/Windsor area. In later years, they spent summers in NY and winter months in Lakeland, FL. They loved square dancing, traveling, family get togethers and the company of their many friends in both NY and FL. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Graveside Services will be held in Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville in the spring. On-line condolence may be made at:   www.omaddenfh.com. Arrangements by the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street, Harpursville.

William (Bill) Skillman
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William (Bill) Skillman

William (Bill) Skillman of Riderwood Village, a retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, passed away on February 17, 2014. He was born in 1930 to Frank and Olive Skillman in Norwich, New York, on the Pennsylvania border. He grew up in the nearby small town of Deposit with his parents and six siblings.

He worked summers on a local farm until graduating from high school in 1948. In 1953, he received his BS degree in forestry from SUNY College of Forestry and worked as a forester in the Ochoco National Forest in Oregon. From 1954 until 1963, he served in the Air Force as a navigator and  received many awards and recognitions which include the USAF Air Medal for service as a navigator on C-141 aircraft in the Vietnam combat zone. He recorded over 5000 flying hours as an Air Force navigator in a variety of airplanes including the C-119, WB-50 and C-141.

In 1963 the Air Force sent him to Florida State University for his masters degree in meteorology. He served as a meteorologist in the Air Force until his military retirement as a major in 1974. After retirement from the Air Force, he worked as a meteorologist with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, and was the co-author of several scientific papers published in AMS journals and NASA publications.

Bill is survived by his wife Fonnie, Silver Spring, MD; their two children: daughter Linda, TX and son George, CA; and his sister, Charlotte, AZ. Bill and Fonnie lived in Clarksville, Maryland, before moving to Riderwood. Their passion was  their garden where they grew their own produce including corn, vegetables, fruit trees and berries.

Richard Smith
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Richard Smith

Richard Smith, 79, of Sidney Center, formerly Deposit, went to be with the Lord on February 27, 2014 after a long struggle with alzheimers. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

He is predeceased by his parents Leslie and Daisy Smith, brothers and sister: Robert, Norman and Wanda Hoyt; his grandchildren: Samantha and Christina Snow and nephew Robert Lindley; several brothers and sisters-in-law.

He is survived by his loving wife Donna of 58 years; his children: Michele Vicario, Crimora, VA, Karen (Larry) Snow, Johnson City, NY, Rebecca (Steve) Wright, Deposit, Richard (Annette), Brunswick, GA, Leslie, Staunton, VA, Donald (Jennifer), Johnson City, Arthur, Sidney Center, and Tammy (Donald) Alger, Sidney Center; his brother Roy of Cayuga Lake, and sister Marie Campbell, Godeffroy. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; brother-in-law Karl (Connie) Truesdell, Franklinville, and sister-in-law Louann (Richard) Lindley, Seymour, TN.

He was a farmer most of his life and a handy man. He loved raising and showing beef cows.

A private memorial will be held at a later date at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association or your favorite charity.

Thomas L. Winkelmann

Thomas L. Winkelmann, 71 of Moodus, CT and formerly of Deposit, NY, passed away peacefully at home on January 10, 2014, in the arms of his beloved wife, Elizabeth, surrounded by his family and pets.

Born October 29, 1942 in Syracuse, NY, he was a son of the late Paul and Mildred (Hindes) Winkelmann.

Tom was a proud veteran, having served with the U.S. Air National Guard during the Berlin Conflict.

He raised his family in Deposit, NY, where he built his own home and owned his own restaurant, Winks Place.

He retired several years ago after 42 years as a Union Iron Worker with his final role being Superintendent for Riverside Ironworks in Gouverneur, NY. He was a member of Union Local 424 New Haven.

Tom was an avid boater, Captain of the “Satisfier” and he was a member of the Pattaconk Yacht Club, having served on several committees and was the former Dock Master. He will be sadly missed but always remembered by his loved ones as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife Liz, he is survived by six children, Paul and wife Cynthia Winkelmann of Thomaston, CT, Robin Winkelmann of Cocoa, FL, Kevin and wife Diana Winkelmann of Monticello, IN, Kevin and wife Nicole Grechika of Haddam, CT, Kyle Grechika of Norwich, CT, Kassie and husband Jon Gosnell of Chester, CT; five sisters, Irene Slattery of Kirkville, NY, Kathy Stanton of Clay, NY, Shirley Lough and Kandy Wiemeier, both of Mattydale, NY and Pauleen Winkelmann of Constantia, NY; nine grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by two brothers, Leonard and Robert.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 19 from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester. A memorial service will follow immediately at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Middlesex Hospital Hospice, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457.

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