Below are the 2014 Obituaries
Adam A. Angelopoulos
Philadelphia, PA passed away on Wednesday June 4. He was born in
Binghamton, NY and moved with his parents Angelos and Maria Angelopoulos to 203
Front Street, Deposit the following year.
from the Deposit High
School in 1948 and from Harpur College as an economics major in 1952. While in
college he enjoyed working summers at the James E. Strates Shows, his cousin’s
carnival. After college, Adam proudly served his country in the US Army and was
stationed in Charleston, SC.
He was employed
as manager at W.T.
Grant on Long Island and then for many years by the federal government in the
Department of Defense. A supply systems analyst and authority on materials
procurement, Adam worked in Rome, NY, Harrisburg, PA and finally in
Adam married the
former Mary Jane
Bickley on September 28, 1968. He is survived by his wife; his son Andy and
daughter-in-law Anita; three grandsons: Adam, Alex, and Aidan, all of
Philadelphia; two sisters: Vasiliki (Kiki) Volkwein and brother-in-law James F.
of Stamford, CT and Penelope (Penny) Eggleston and brother-in-law Patrick of
Amherst, NH; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his
sister Mary Papastrat and brother-in-law Peter whose daughters Mary Jane and
Helen still live in Binghamton.
Adam enjoyed reading
political material, watching sporting events, and spending time with his
family. Although he was an avid traveler, he loved his hometown of Deposit and
remembered his youth there with great fondness. He looked forward to the
arrival of the Deposit Courier every week.
A memorial service
hours were held on Sunday afternoon June 8 at the Dunn-Givnish Funeral Home in
Langhorne, PA. A military burial followed on Monday June 9 at the Washington
Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA.
The Lord called
another angel home
on the morning of May 7, 2014. Zandra Jeanne Barrett of Deposit, NY passed away
unexpectedly at Lourdes Hospital Binghamton, NY.
She was born June
2, 1951 to Fred
Stryker and Rita Lorraine Myers in Ellenville, NY. Zandra was lovingly raised
by her mother and her second husband Charles Richard Barrett in Deposit.
Zandra graduated from Deposit High School in 1969. She went on to attend college
in Utica, NY.
She is survived
by a son Retired
Army Staff Sergeant Kevin Barrett Kingsbury and his wife Amanda, and their sons
Alexander Nicholas and Christian Storm Charles Kingsbury of Gouverneur, NY.
Also her daughter Sarah Elizabeth Salsman and her son Ebin Bailey Salsman
resided with her in Vestal, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents and
Calling hours were
held Monday May
12 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit. A
Graveside Service followed. She will be buried with and alongside her parents
in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Deposit.
may be expressed at www.zachariasfuneralhome.com.
|Sonja Ann Barringer
Sonja Ann Barringer,
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at her home. She was born on April 7, 1953 in Deposit,
NY, the daughter of Marshall and Marcella Barringer.
Sonja was born
and raised in Deposit, then she moved from Florida to Kansas
then found her way back to Deposit and worked as a CNA at Countryside
Nursing Home in Delhi. She furthered her education and got her LPN and worked
at Countryside and Willow Point until her health got bad. Then she went back to
Kansas to be with her children where she went to be with the Lord.
She is survived
by a son: James
Barringer; two daughters: Barb Cain and Bonnie Manser, all in Kansas; three
brothers: Arnie (Violet) Barringer of Hancock, NY; Bill Barringer, Columbus,
GA; Dick Barringer, Sketer, OK; one sister: Carol Kennedy, NC; nine
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Sonja was preceded
in death by her
parents, a brother, Walt, and a nephew, Walt, Jr.
As to Sonja's wishes
there will be
Budd, 97, of Appomattox, VA and formerly from Deposit, NY died peacefully at
home on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
born in Cincinnatus, NY, on November 12, 1916. She was the eldest
of six children born to Richard S. and Anna
(McCarthy) O’Connor. Shortly after her birth, the family settled in Binghamton,
NY. After graduating from St. Patrick’s Academy in 1934 and attending business
school, Betty was employed by Sissons Department Store. It was there she met
Theodore Budd. After a seven year courtship, they were married on Valentine’s
Day, February 14, 1942. Two months after the wedding, her husband was drafted
into World War II. When he returned in 1945, the couple made their home in
Betty was employed
at the Deposit
Telephone Company for over thirty years. She also served on the Broome County
Board of Elections for many years. She was a longtime member of the Deposit Garden
Club and the Macaroni Club and the oldest member of the Aunt Mobile Group.
Betty was a
member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Deposit for sixty-two years where she
was also a charter member and past regent of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Betty also enjoyed doing ceramics for over forty years. She painted in fine
detail and loved giving her works to the family and friends she loved.
In 2007 Betty relocated
to VA where
she resided with her daughter, Carolyn Maples, until the time of her death. Betty
was predeceased by her husband in 2002. She was also predeceased by her five
siblings and their spouses: Dr. John (Jeanne) O’Connor, Anne (John) Mullen,
Sally O’Connor, Margaret (Vincent) Goodman and Helen (John) Updike; and
sisters-in-law, Gladys Budd Merges and Aleta Budd Stewart.
daughter, Carolyn and companion Cary Blanton, Betty is survived by 16 nieces,
12 nephews, many cousins, daughter Cynthia Zimmerman, three grandchildren, and
to the several
caregivers who provided assistance to Betty as she aged and especially as she
reached the end of her life journey - you know who you are!
at Robinson Funeral Home in Appomattox on April 15 from 7:00 –
9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held 2:30 p.m. on April 16 at Our Lady of Peace
Catholic Church, Appomattox, VA. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson
City, N.Y. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be
made in memory of Elizabeth Budd to Lacil Direct Services Fund.
The Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living is a nonprofit charity
providing services to the disabled and elderly so they can remain at home
rather than reside in a facility. Contributions can be sent to LACIL, PO Box
12206, Lynchburg, VA 24506.
Home and Cremation
Service is serving the family and an on-line condolence may be sent by visiting
|Marsha E. Burrows
Marsha E. Burrows
Dec. 12, 1955 - Jun. 15, 2014
June 15, 2014 the Lord recruited another Angel for Heaven. Marsha E.
Burrows, 58, of Deposit passed away surrounded by family and loved ones.
Marsha had been battling an organ disease for over a year.
is predeceased by her parents, Willard “Bill” and Martha “Bonnie”
Decker, her two brothers David L. Decker and Gary L. “Fat Cat” Decker
and her niece, Casey Rae Decker. Marsha is survived by her brother
Willard “Billy Joe” and Gloria “Scotty” Decker of Norwich and her sister
Janice K. Horton of Deposit and brother Kevin R. Decker of Binghamton.
Also she is survived by her children and grandchildren: Rachel Scofield
of Johnson City and her children: Selena, Sierra and Sean; Larry and
Kristie Rumola of Deposit and their children: Austin, Kelsey and Aidan;
Luke and Manda Rumola of Deposit and their children: Alanna, Kayla and
Joey; and Ashley Rumola and her fiancÚ Paul Calkin of Cadillac, MI and
their children: Leah, Gage, Callie and Caci. Marsha also had many
nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
spent most of her life driving school bus for the school district and
went on to drive for Shortline Buses until she no longer could. Marsha
loved to sew, knit and crochet as well as doing her puzzles and games;
anything she could do with her hands. The greatest pastime of her life,
however, was spending time with her grandchildren and great nieces and
nephews. Marsha would never miss an event any of the children were
participating in. Marsha will truly be missed by her family, as well as
her loved ones and friends.
special “thank you” to Lucinda Schroder for all her help during
Marsha’s time of need before she passed. You helped to make the
transition comfortable for Marsha and all of her loved ones.
Calling hours were held on Thursday,
June 19, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the
Sherman Bible Chapel (Presbyterian Church) 129 Second St, Deposit
followed immediately by a church service at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev.
David Smith officiating. Internment followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery,
Deposit. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home, Deposit. Condolences
may be expressed at http://www.zachariasfuneral home.com.
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.
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.
|Adeline V Carroll
Sept. 20, 1923
- Aug. 16, 2014
Adeline V. Carroll,
90, of Deposit,
NY died August 16, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY. She was a resident
of Deposit from 1966 until 2006 when she moved to Binghamton. She was currently
residing at Elizabeth Church Manor.
was predeceased by her
husband, Walter A. Carroll in 1984. She is survived by her son, Raymond Carroll
She was a
member of St. Joseph’s Church, Deposit and
Catholic Daughters. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in
A Mass was held Tuesday, August
19 at 1:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph’s Church, Deposit. Calling hours were at the Zacharias Funeral
Home, 78 Second St., Deposit on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Burial was
in St. Joseph’s
Cemetery, Deposit. Condolences may be expressed at www.
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
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.
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
Louise (Lou) Conklin
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.
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
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
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.
Feb. 2, 1933 -
Jun. 3, 2014
Victor E. Davis,
81, of Hale Eddy,
NY passed away June 3, 2014 at the Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lorraine (McElroy) Davis; his children
and their spouses: Glenn (Cindy) Davis, Lenn (Pat) Davis, and Mark (Barb)
Davis; a sister Florence Lona; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Vic was a former
Cadosia, NY and had been living for the past 50 years in Hale Eddy. He worked
for the O & W Railroad prior to his marriage. Later, he worked for the
NYSDOT out of Hancock, NY for 27 years, retiring in 1988. Vic was a US Army
Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Hancock; a former
member of the Deposit Lions Club; an honorary member of the Deposit Fire
Department. He was a founder of the Hale Eddy Small Fry, and worked in softball
for girls and baseball for boys in Deposit. He umpired football and baseball
for high schools.
He was active with
the Vic Davis
Horseshoe League in Deposit, and in 2007 was inducted into the New York State
Horseshoe Hall of Fame. Vic was a member of the Town of Deposit
Board of Trustees. He loved bowling, fishing, hunting,
and golf. He was a Mets fan and attended many Binghamton Mets baseball games.
He enjoyed his vegetable and flower gardens and formerly operated Vic’s Flower
Pot. He was well known for his cinnamon buns, dinner rolls, and homemade apple
A Memorial Service
was held at 1:00
p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit
with the Rev. Nick Perry, pastor of the Hale Eddy United Methodist Church
officiating. Burial was in Hale Eddy Cemetery, Hale Eddy. Calling hours were at
the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. time of service. Friends
wishing may make memorial donations to the Vic Davis Horseshoe League, 60 Town
Shed Rd., Deposit, NY 13754.
be made at http://www.zachariasfuneral
Beth Anne Decker
Beth Anne Decker was born September
17, 1960 and passed away July 24, 2014 at her home in Deposit.
She is survived by her husband
Michael F. Decker; sons: Timothy M. Decker and Collin C. Decker; her father,
Tony Warner; her mother, Lillian S. Young; grandmother, Margie Warner;
father-in-law, Friend L. Decker, Jr.; mother-in-law, Louise Decker; brothers:
Paul Warner (Beth), Dennis Warner, and Chris Young (Cassandra); sisters: Rebecca
Atkinson (Charlie), Deanna Morgan (Mark), and Amberly Warner. She was
predeceased by a daughter Meagan Decker and brothers: Clay and Jay Warner.
Mike and Beth were married in
Deposit for 35 years. Beth was a life-long resident of Deposit. She was active
in many community organizations.
A celebration of Beth’s life will be held on August 2, 2014 from 1:00
- 4:00 PM at the Warner Farm on Main St., Deposit. Arrangements are through the
Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit, NY. Condolences may be
expressed at www.zacharias funeralhome.com.
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.
|Alfred A. Drumm
Alfred A. Drumm,
79, of Sidney
Center passed away at home, Saturday, May 17, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Al was born on
September 22, 1934 in
Cannonsville, the son of the late Milton
and Bertha (Mitchell) Drumm. He proudly served his country in the US Army. He married the former Myrna
Constable on November 18, 1961 at Deposit.
He was employed
for many years as a
supervisor at S. J. Bailey’s in Walton where those lucky enough to work for him
remember his fairness, concern for his employees and pride in a job well done.
He also worked delivering auto parts for D & D of Walton, NAPA. He enjoyed
all of the customers and would often stop to share a story or ask about a loved
one. One of his most favored tasks was stopping at the Delaware National Bank
in Delhi where all of the staff held a special place in his heart.
Al was a 55 year
member of the
Truman C. Toby American Legion Post 32, Walton; a retired member of the Town of
Tompkins Planning Board, and the last trustee of the District 8 Bullock Hill
School which he served with pride and mourned the loss of for many years. Al
enjoyed hunting and fishing, growing vegetables in his garden, doing crossword
puzzles in pen, reading, any task around the home, and especially sitting on
the deck on a nice afternoon with Arnie. He never retired, only stopping work
when illness would not allow him to continue. The greatest pleasure of his life
was the time spent with his grandchildren, Aislynn, Kailynn and Andrew, all of
whom shared a special bond with Pop. Maximus, his most cherished (furry) friend
was with him to the end and after, guarding him as he passed.
He is survived
by his loving family,
his wife: Myrna; one daughter: Barbara and Andy Davis of Walton; and one son:
Arnold and Betsy (Hitt) Drumm of Sidney Center; three grandchildren: Andrew IV,
Aislynn, and Kailynn; two sisters: Helen and Leonard Rutherford of Walton and
Muriel Stevens of Deposit; brother-in-law, Howard “Bun” Palmatier, of Greene;
and sister-in-law Dorothy Drumm of Hale Eddy; several nieces, nephews and
cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Harold Drumm and sisters, Eva
Palmatier, Doris Stevens, Pearl Madugno, Beatrice Ahearn and Bette Tuttle.
Calling hours were
Monday, May 19 at
the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton, where services were held on
Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jay O’Connor, officiating. Burial
followed in Walton Cemetery, with full military honors. Memorial contributions
in Al’s memory may be made to the Trout Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. & EMS,
8695 County HWY 27, Trout Creek, NY 13847.
|Jeffrey H. C. Dugon
H. C. Dugon
6/9/86 - 8/5/14
Conrad Dugon - far
too young and so full of life it’s hard to believe he could be taken from us.
Perhaps his purpose in life was to affect the lives of others and to make us
all value each precious moment we have together even more. Larger than life,
forever with a smile and a ray of light in any room he entered are the words we
have been hearing and already knew.
Our dear Jeffrey
leaves his father
Thomas Dugon and his partner Aly Roberts of Deposit; his “ma”, Alexis Pleus and
her partner Mitchell Sosnicki of Windsor. Jeffrey always said brothers are the
most important people in life and his brothers: Thomas Dugon III (31),
Jason Dugon (21) and Jonathon Dugon
(18) will love and miss him forever. Jeff was always the glue. He is survived
also by his dear maternal grandmother, Sherry Pleus, maternal
great-grandmother, Shirley Geiwald and paternal grandmother, Marilyn Dugon. He
leaves behind his paternal family, the Korkes, many aunts, uncles, cousins, his
closest friend Chasen Brown and so many dear friends that we could fill this
page if we attempted to list.
If you knew Jeff,
you knew, he could
always make you laugh, he loved his family, he had an enormous heart, he was
emotional and sentimental, he was an artist, a writer, he was talented beyond
words when it came to preparing food, there was not a task or new experience he
would not take on with enthusiasm and vigor, a wrestler and football player who
rallied his teams in high school and college, he was adventurous, outgoing, he
loved to tease people, he loved kids, the outdoors and traveling, he truly
tried to make the best of everything and was about as charismatic as a person
could be. We are hearing from complete strangers how Jeff has helped them
through times of trouble and on their paths to overcoming addiction and are so
grateful knowing his caring nature extended further than we ever realized.
In 2013 Jeff took
comfort in and
gained strength from having Jesus as his Savior and we know he is now in Heaven
orchestrating fantastic feasts and spending time with his infant son who passed
Our chef, our son,
our brother, our
grandson, our story teller, our friend, our lover of life, we will miss you
The family received
visitors at the
West Windsor Baptist Church at 166 North Road in West Windsor from 6-8 p.m. on
Saturday, August 9 and again on Sunday, August 10 from 2-3 p.m. A service to
remember Jeff was held at 3 p.m. at the same location. Following the service, a
celebration of Jeffrey’s life was held at the home he grew up in at 2005 Rte.
79, Windsor, NY where a picnic was offered, ashes were scattered, a remembrance
box was buried and a tree was planted all in his honor. Flowers, food or
donations made in his honor are all acceptable means to express your sorrow or
to offer comfort, though nothing more than your love is required. Condolences
may be expressed at www. zachariasfuneralhome.com.
Allen Fineout, Jr.
Clyde Allen Fineout,
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.
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.
Vern L. Flack, 67, completed his earthly days
on Aug. 17,
2014, at home, in the presence of family.
He was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Oneonta, to Leon and
said he had a
Huck Finn childhood on the banks of the West Branch of the Delaware River in
Cannonsville. There he had a four-year paper route, joined the Boy Scouts,
fished the river and attended Sunday school. His elementary years were in
The family moved to Otego in 1964. Vern was
on the high
school rifle team and became quite the conservative political debater in high
school and throughout his life. He maintained close friendships
with many high school friends and
always enjoyed sharing memories and making new ones with them.
On Aug. 24, 1968, he married Christy (Chris) Hall
He was a barber for 20 years, often working six days
nights a week to put his wife through college and to support their family. His
son, Joel lives in Dillon, Colo., Shane and his wife, Tiffaney live in Biscoe,
N.C., with their two sons, Garren and Liam.
Involved in many community organizations, Vern was
of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. His most rewarding outreach was helping when
he saw a need or to lend an ear when that seemed most appropriate. It was always
done with his uncanny way of putting people at ease and regaling them with his
sense of humor.
During the last 20 years, Vern worked in the
insurance business. He appreciated Derek
Wilson, and most especially, Scott and Rose Smith and all their very giving
employees for their care, concern and hands-on help during his recent illness.
Vern was so thankful for the medical community at
Oncology and for Dr. Sherwood. His entire network of prayer support and
constant messaging was phenomenal.
His love of
extended family, nieces and nephews was heartfelt. He loved receiving visits
and messages. His church community, personal friends and terrific neighbors
carried his family through these trying days. Larry, Wayne, Carl, Greg and Tom,
you know he loved you and life would have been much less without you sharing in
Predeceased by his sister, Mary (Jill) Brooks of Otego and nephew, Neil Brooks,
he was also the
brother of Curtis Flack of Otego.
Per his wishes,
body was donated to Albany Medical College.
The funeral was at 7 p.m. Friday, August 22, at St.
Episcopal Church, Unadilla, followed by a reception in the Parish House. Father
Scott Garno and Deacon Roy VanDermark officiated.
In lieu of
perform a specific act of kindness in Vern’s memory expressing God’s gifts of
grace and blessings to those you help.
88, of Lookout,
passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in
Norma was born
in Abrahamsville, PA on January 16, 1926, a daughter of the late
Albert and Freda (Mitchell)
She was the widow
of William A.
Her life revolved
operation of Val-Stream Dairy in Lookout. She was a loving mother,
mother-in-law and grandmother. She loved watching birds and collecting cardinal
knick knacks. She enjoyed spending many hours on her porch watching the cows
graze up over the hill.
Norma is survived
by five sons:
Phillip Kellam and his wife Susan, William A. Galloway III and his wife
Cynthia, John Galloway and his wife Michele, David Galloway and his wife Lisa,
and Thomas Galloway and his wife Rachelle; a step daughter: Laurie Savignano
and her husband Al; seven grandchildren: Thomas and Steven Kellam, John and
Joshua Galloway, Margaret, Lyle and Liam Galloway; four step grandchildren:
Corrie Savignano and Mary Ebert, Alesha Popolillo and Cody MacPeek; four
great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; five brothers: Leslie
Kellam and his wife Kathryn, Irvin Kellam and his wife Iona, Chester Kellam and
his wife Linda, Kenneth Kellam and his wife Patricia, James Kellam and his wife
Mildred, one sister: Joan Stanton and her husband Robert; one sister-in-law:
Elvira Kellam, as well as nieces and nephews.
She was preceded
in death by two
brothers Walter and Floyd Kellam.
A memorial service
will be held at
3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29 at the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church with
Pastor Jean Blackie officiating.
will be held in
St. Lucy’s Cemetery at a later date.
|Dorothy Marie Galusha
Dorothy Marie Galusha, 85 of Windsor died
August 20, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She was predeceased by her
husband, Clifford R. Galusha. She is survived by her children and their
families: Kaye Been, Windsor, Michael and Kathy Galusha, Windsor, Melody and
Otto Johnson, Binghamton, Toni Williams, Johnson City, Mickey and Nancy
Galusha, Ouaquaga, Tina and Thomas Finch, Windsor; 13 grandchildren; several
great- grandchildren; several great great-grandchildren; a brother and
sister-in-law: Ronnie and Judy Williams, Windsor; also several nieces and
She was a retired employee of Windsor Central Schools,
she was affectionately known as “Grandma.”
Graveside Services were held on Friday at 2
p.m. in Knox
Cemetery Ouaquaga. The family wishes to thank the staff at Lourdes ICU for
their care and comfort. On-line condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.
Arrangements by the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street
Genevieve May Gotthardt,
Goshen, died Monday, March 31, 2014 in Ocala, FL.
Genevieve was born
August 21, 1939 in Cannonsville, NY, the daughter of the late Wilbur Ernest
Carr and Vera May (Sampson) Carr.
19 years ago and
moved to Citra, FL with her husband Joe. She retired from the Orange
County Infirmary as a Telephone Operator in
1995. Genevieve had the gift of gab, just a brief encounter with
her and you would be friends. She enjoyed collecting coins and was known by her
grandchildren as Moo Moo. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived
by her husband of 54
years: Joseph Gotthardt at home; children: Joseph Gotthardt, Jr.
and wife Stephanie of Bloomingburg,
Jenny Quinn and husband Michael of Goshen, Judy Gotthardt and partner Eric Aken
of Goshen, and Joann Thomas of New Hampton; her stepmother: Harriet Carr;
stepbrothers: Wilbur Carr, Leonard
Vandermark, Marshall Vandermark, Mark Vandermark, Jeff Vandermark and
Vere Vandermark; stepsisters: Jennifer Bunt, Doris Zywarch, Margaret Moore, and
Christine Carr; eight grandchildren: Jared, Trevor
and Ryan Gotthardt, Michael, Rachel and Katherine Quinn, Jasmine
Gotthardt-Braun and Jessica Brat Thomas; and many nieces and nephews.
visitation was April 18 from 5-8 p.m. at the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., 82
South Church Street, Goshen, NY, with a prayer service in the funeral home at
may be made
to Marion County Hospice Legacy House, 9505 SW 110th St., Ocala, FL 34481.
the care of the
Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen, NY. To leave the family a personal
condolence please visit www.donovanfunerals.com.
U.S. Veteran Edward
“Eddie” Raymond Hall, 72, of Walton passed away
unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Walton.
Edward was born
on April 11, 1942 in
Walton the son of the late Harold Hall and Mildred A. Hitt. He was a graduate
of the Deposit Central School the Class of 1962.
Edward served 24
years as a Full
time Staff Sergeant in the 204th Engineering Battalion (Heavy) for the NY Army
National Guard. He was a member of the Truman C. Tobey Post #32, Carpenters
Union #258 and a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in
his spare time.
Edward is survived
by his special
friend: Deborah Ann Brown of Walton; his son: Eric Hall of Malaysia; his
step-daughter: Danielle Elizabeth Audick of Walton; his brothers: Gerald Hall
of Roxbury, NY, Wesley Hall of Delhi, NY,
Charles Hall of Hobart, NY; his sisters: Anita Stewart of Arcade, NY, Carol and
Edward Lowell of Downsville, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and
friends. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Donald Hall.
Calling hours were
May 23 from
11a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral
Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton, where services were held at
12:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ed Lowell, officiating.
Contributions in Edward’s memory may be made to
Christian & Missionary Alliance Church of Downsville, P.O. Box 544,
Downsville, New York 13755.
the family may be
made on-line by visiting www. courtneyfh.com.
|Carlyle J. Hanstine
Carlyle J. Hanstine went to his mansion just
over the hilltop
to reside with his lord and savior on April 27, 2014, at Debary, FL. Carlyle J.
Hanstine had a long and satisfying life. A charismatic person who was small
in stature but so large in character .
Carlyle was born to William and Ethel (Griffin) Hanstine
October 13, 1916, in Buckingham Township, Wayne County, PA. Carlyle was
married to Rita Elizabeth (Green) Hanstine who predeceased him in February of 2011;
they were married 74 years. Carlyle is predeceased by brother, Harold Hanstine,
sister, Clara (Hanstine) Sweeney, and brother, William Hanstine Jr., and
survived by a sister-in-law, Barbara Hanstine.
Carlyle is survived by his son, Ronald Hanstine and
Doris Schultz Hanstine (deceased) of California, MO; his daughter and
son-in-law, Janice (Hanstine) and Paul Iversen of Binghamton, NY; his daughter,
Myrna (Hanstine) Greenman and husband, William (Bill) Greenman,
(deceased) of Cherryville, NC; 14 grandchildren; numerous
great-grandchildren; numerous great, great-grandchildren and nieces and
Carlyle was an avid reader and attained his
as a young child based on a character in children’s book. He worked early on
helping his father with carpentry and gardening, two loves which
he carried with through life. Carlyle was quick with
a joke or a story. He was known to bend the ear of anyone he could entice to
listen. Carlyle was a long time resident of
Hancock, New York. He worked for Fowler Oil Company and delivered fuel oil to
many homes in surrounding area. Carlyle could often be seen riding on his Honda
Gold Wing in his off hours. He was an avid horseman as well.
City Florida in 1982. He remained residents until his death on April 27.
In later years Carlyle was known to visit his neighbors and garden. He loved
flea markets and was often found out and about conversing with friends and
service will be
held on July 19 at 1:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Deposit, NY. The
Ven Barbara Hanstine will preside over the ceremony. Interment for both
Carlyle and Rita will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Hancock, NY.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
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.
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
Condolences to the family may be made on-line by
web site at www.courtneyfh.com.
Kalweit, 96, of Deposit passed away peacefully on June 6, 2014 with family by
her side. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Kalweit, and two brothers
Samuel and Joseph Lebitz.
She is survived
by her daughter:
Alice (Stanley) Rockwell and son: Robert (Susan) Kalweit; grandchildren: Larry
(Dawn) Mills, Amiee (John) Mills-Wingerter, Emily Kalweit and Nick Kalweit; great-grandchildren Airman Jonathan Wingerter,
Kaitlyn Wingerter, and Evan Wingerter and Lauren Mills.
Diane was born
on November 17, 1917
in Brooklyn, NY to Russian immigrants, Samuel and Ida Lebitz. She married
Edward Kalweit in 1942 and moved to Sherman, PA. In 1945, they purchased a
dairy farm on Big Hollow Road in Deposit, NY, fulfilling their dreams of farming and residing there throughout
Over the years,
they opened their
hearts and home to many friends and family members who will forever cherish
their memories of their time on the farm. Her love for animals was well known
as she adopted many stray dogs and cats over the years. She especially adored
her dog, Baby, now living with Robert’s family. She also enjoyed cooking,
walking, gardening, and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would
like to thank all
of her beloved friends and neighbors, especially Marie Kump for all her support
over the years. Also a special thank you to the staff at Willow Point Nursing
Home for the great care they provided during her final years.
A private memorial
service will be
held at a later date with arrangements being made through the Zacharias Funeral
Home in Deposit. Condolences may be expressed
at http://zacharias funeralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Humane Society of your choice.
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
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.
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,
donations can be made in Harold’s memory to
the Emory United Methodist Church,
89 E Main St., Hancock, NY 13783.
Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.
Iona Kellam, 81,
of Starlight, PA,
died on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Forest City Nursing and Rehab Center, Forest
City, PA. She was born on July 13, 1933 in
Winterdale, PA, the daughter of Louis F. and Iona (Forster) Bergman. Iona
married Irvin Kellam on July 19, 1957 in Hancock, NY.
She was a member
of the Emory United
Methodist Church also in Hancock.
Iona was a registered
nurse for 35
years. She worked many years at Read
Memorial Hospital, Hancock, as the Director of Nurses and Head of the
Maternity Ward, assisting and delivering many residents of the area. Upon
closure of the hospital, Iona was a night supervisor at Roscoe Community
Nursing Home and eventually ended her career working in a local doctor’s
office. She loved to knit and crochet and was a great wife, mother, and
Surviving are her
Irvin; two children: Alan and wife Joyce Kellam, and Lori Wood; ten
grandchildren: Abigail Robbins, Alan Jr., Adam, Abram, Anna, Autumn, Amber, and
Ayreck Kellam, and Chris and Kim Wood, and eight great-grandchildren. She is
also survived by an aunt: Helen Lester; a
special friend: Romaine Crawford, and several brother and
sisters-in-law. Iona was predeceased by a brother, Louis C. Bergman.
There will be a
visitation held on
Sunday, August 24 from 12:30-1:30 with a memorial service following
at 1:30 all at the Henderson-Bidekapp
Funeral Chapel, Hancock. Interment will be at a later date in Balls Eddy
Cemetery, Starlight, PA.
Donations can be
made in Iona’s
memory to Wayne Memorial Hospice, 601 Park St., Honesdale, PA 18431.
Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel,
|Howard S Tucker Knapp
Howard S. “Tucker”
Knapp, 60, of
Deposit, NY passed away unexpectedly August 14, 2014 at Wilson Medical Center
in Johnson City, NY. He was born July 12, 1954 in Walton, NY, the son of Howard
F. and Melva Knapp.
He is survived
by his Life Partner
and “Grandma” Cindy Schroder; his children: Howard (Princess) Knapp, Jason
Knapp, Sandra (Jason) Bush, Shirley (David)
Schaeffer, and Richard Hennessey; a brother and three sisters: Geraldine
Strain, Roxanne Bryce, Maurice Knapp, and Bonita Hodge; several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris
“Tillie”; a daughter, Susan McElroy and a grandson, Daniel Schaeffer.
Howard was a veteran
of the U.S.
Marine Corps, serving from 1971 - 1977. He worked in the printing business for
Valley Offset in Deposit, and as the Bindery Supervisor for Maple-Vail, Inc. in
Kirkwood, NY. He was currently working for Northeast United Company in Windsor,
were held Sunday,
August 17 at 3 p.m. at Christ Church, Deposit with calling hours held at the
church from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. time of service. Burial with Military Honors
will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deposit. Arrangements were through
Zacharias Funeral Home, Deposit. Condolences may be expressed at www.zacharias
|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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Audrey M. Livermore
Audrey M. Livermore
Audrey (Skellett) Livermore, 83 of Harpursville
peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday evening July 9, 2014. She
was born on December 26, 1930 to the late Lester and Alice Skellett.
Audrey graduated from Harpursville High School in 1948. She married her husband
Charles Livermore in August of 1949. Together they owned and operated Afton
Equipment Company; working beside each other for many years. She was an active
member of the Belden Church for numerous years, and recently attended Church of
Christ in Sidney. She was also a past member of the Harpursville Central
School Board as well as the Broome County Republican Committee. Audrey was a
loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed many
family gatherings at her farm on Hickox Road.
Audrey was predeceased by Charles, her loving
husband of 57
years; by her sons: Robert Livermore and Daniel “Red” Livermore; son-in-law:
Robert Conklin; daughters-in-law: Mary Livermore and Tracie Livermore;
siblings: Richard Skellett and Douglas Skellett. She leaves her loving
memories to be cherished by her children:
Judy and John Livingston, Russell and Jane Livermore, Anne Conklin, Patricia
and Douglas Hoyt, Edward Livermore; daughters-in-law: Nancy Livermore, Hope
Livermore; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; siblings:
Garold (Jan) Skellett, Kenneth (Wanda) Skellett and sisters-in-law: Mae
Skellett, Mildred Dann and Alice Rollo as well as several nieces and
Funeral Services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden
Funeral Home 69-71 Main Street Harpursville on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev.
Art Penird will officiate. Burial will be in New Ohio Cemetery, Tunnel.
The family received friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Tuesday
from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Colesville
Volunteer Ambulance Service (CVAS) POB 62 Harpursville, NY 13787. On-line
condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.
|Mary Catherine (Schaeffer) Lockwood
Catherine (Schaeffer) Lockwood
of Afton, NY age 75 born in Farmingdale, Long Island, NY, died on Tuesday,
August 5, 2014. Predeceased by her husband of 52 years Richard L Lockwood and
parents Charles L & Mary C (Powers) Schaeffer and brothers Charles (Jan),
Richard and Robert Schaeffer and great-grandson Loren. Also predeceased by
brothers-in-law: John and Donald Lockwood and Sam Sickler;
She is survived
by her children:
Joel, Ricky (Sandy), Tim (Rebeca), Jeff, Jonathan (Cindy), Joshua (Beth) Lockwood
and Mary (Randy) Niles; 15 grandchildren: Luke, Brittany, Eric, Richie, Kaylea,
David, Nathan, Alexis, Dakota, Reilly, Corey, Kelsie, Toby, Dixie and Wyatt;
three great-grandchildren: Aiden, Logan and Quinn; her sister: Nancy (Thomas)
Letteer; sisters-in-law: Marge Schaeffer and Phyllis Martin;
brothers/sisters-in-law: Edna Lockwood, Alice Lockwood, Dawn Sickler, Robert
(Eleanor) Lockwood, Linda Herrick, Douglas (Millie) Lockwood and several
nephews and nieces.
Mary also had special
many years with Diane Maher, Cindy Clements and Florence Kessel.
Mary played standup
bass in The
Lockwood Family band for many years. Mary enjoyed working as a school bus
driver for Afton School, a Real Estate agent for seven years and owned a horse
tack shop. She loved her horses and dog Shadow. She so enjoyed her many trips
to The 1000 Islands while boating and shopping with her granddaughter Dixie.
She liked light houses and the ocean.
was the joy that she
experienced of sharing the Good News of God’s Kingdom from the Bible with her
family, friends and neighbors as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 50 years.
She had complete faith in the resurrection and the restoration of the earth to
a paradise (John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:3,4). She loved her God Jehovah
with her whole heart and one of her favorite scriptures was Revelation 4:11.
The family received
Saturday, August 9 from 11-1 immediately followed by a memorial service at 1
p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 184 Castle Creek Road,
Binghamton. On-line condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.
Arrangements by the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street
|Mary V. Martin
Mary V. Martin
passed away in
Lubbock, TX, on April 29 after a long illness. Internment services are
to be held at Dallas/Fort Worth National
Cemetery, pending arrangements by Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in
Lubbock. Mary was born in Deposit, on December 17, 1926. Her
parents were the late Benjamin and Viola Holmes VanValkenburg. Mary was preceded
in death in 2009 by her husband of 61 years Elmer Martin.
Mary is survived
by sons: Tom Martin
and wife Karen of Lubbock, TX, Patrick Martin and wife Rene of
Raleigh, N.C.; daughters: Donna Martin
of Tucson, AZ, Linda Martin of Bertram, TX, and Sally Johnson and husband
Rodney of Lubbock, TX; and her brother: Elwin VanValkenburg and wife Priscilla
grandchildren are Maj. Adam Martin, U.S. Army, of Philadelphia, Clay Martin of
Lubbock, TX, Dr. Eric Martin of Raleigh, NC and Jenna Millegan of Bertram, TX.
in 1947 from the
Cadet Nurse Corps at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, as a registered
nurse. She and Elmer were married in 1948. Elmer served in the U.S.
Air Force, and he and Mary were stationed in Rome, NY, Athens, OH, Itazuke AFB,
Japan, Cincinnati, OH, Oneonta, NY, and Albany, NY. They were transferred to
Reese AFB, Lubbock, in 1964. Mary was a nurse at Methodist Hospital, a
volunteer at First Christian Church, and active in the Llano Estacado Audubon
Society and Girl Scouts.
In 1976 the family
moved to Austin,
TX, where Mary was a volunteer wedding coordinator at Central Christian Church
and active in the Travis County Audubon Society, the Westlake High School PTA and the Republican Women’s Club. In
2005, Elmer and Mary moved back to Lubbock.
The family suggests
donations to the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial, P.O. Box 64427, Lubbock,
Kathy D. Moore,
Deposit, NY resident, passed away January 5, 2014 in the village.
She is survived
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
officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church. Arrangements are through the
Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit.
|Ryan S. Neale
Ryan S. Neale 38, a resident of Dalton, GA, formerly of Walton, passed away unexpectedly on February
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Evelyn I. Page
was born March 15, 1916 in the
Town of Windsor. She lived in the Windsor, Deposit area all her life. She died
April 29, 2014.
her are: her son Kenneth and
his wife Ruth, and her daughter Carol. Also surviving her are her
granddaughters: Crystal Page and Leslie Miller; great- granddaughter Jessica
Miller; a sister: Verna Schambach; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by her husband Neldon and a son Neldon and his wife Betty; a sister Inace
Hennessey; a brother John Emery and a nephew Tim Lobez.
was a devoted member of the
Deposit Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and loved to share her Bible based
hope of living in paradise conditions under God’s kingdom rule with others.
A Memorial Service
for Evelyn will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall on
Old Route 17 near Gulf Summit Road.
are through the Zacharias
Funeral Home, Deposit. Condolences may be expressed at www.zachariasfuneralhome.com.
|Andrew A. Pagnozzi
Andrew A. Pagnozzi
Andrew A. Pagnozzi, a resident of Deposit, NY since
died at home on Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was 95.
Son of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppina D’Alessio
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.
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
On July 24, 1949, he married Bernadette Bastardi
Sacrament Church in the Bronx. Mrs. Pagnozzi survives at home.
Survivors include his daughter, Josephine Macera
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
Whether he was a brother, a husband, a dad, a grandpa,
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.
Helen P. Papastrat, M.D.
Dr. Helen P. Papastrat,
Vestal, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her home after an illness.
She was predeceased
by her parents:
Peter H. and Mary A. Papastrat.
She is survived
by her sister, Mary
Helen was a
graduate of Binghamton Central High School, Class of
1976, Cornell University, Class of 1980 and New York Medical College in 1985
where she received top honors from the American Women's Medical Society.
many people, and she enjoyed being a psychiatrist. She enjoyed being an avid
were held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
Court St., Binghamton Saturday at 1 a.m. Rev. Fr. Michael Bahlatzis officiated.
Burial was in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endwell. The family received friends at Holy
Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
|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.
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
Radulescu, 98, of Deposit, NY died July 18, 2014 at Bridgewater Rehabilitation
Center in Binghamton, NY. She was born March 23, 1916 in Prundeni Valcea,
Rumania. Eugenia lived in Rumania for 68 years and then the United States for
the past 30 years.
She is survived
by two remaining
children: Aurel Radulescu and Magdalena Popescu; 7 grandchildren; and 13
Eugenia was a member
of the Orthodox
Church of Rumania.
services were held Sunday, July 20 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second
Street, Deposit with Father Vasile Papescu officiating. Visitation was also
held Sunday at the funeral home. Interment followed at Anthony Cemetery in
North Sanford, NY.
Franklin A. Reardon,
80, of Deposit,
NY passed away August 3, 2014 at Absolut Care at Endicott, NY. He was born
September 28, 1933 in Butler, NJ, the son of Frank Reardon, Jr. and Edna Crotta
Reardon. He had lived full-time in this area for the past 37 years.
Frank worked as
a machinist and also
was a retired 20 year member of the U.S. National Guard in Riverdale, NJ.
He is survived
by his wife of 56
years Wilhelmina “Billie” (McConnell) Reardon; also by his and Billie’s
extended families. Frank will be missed by a close circle of friends. Both he
and Billie have been active in the Deposit community for many years.
Celebration of Frank’s Life will
be held at a date to be announced later.
1919 - May 28, 2014
William W. Robertson,
Deposit, NY died unexpectedly May 28, 2014 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson
He is survived
by his children:
Bonnie Franks, Richard (Judy) Robertson, and Randy (Donna) Robertson; nine
grandchildren: Eric Franks, Scott, Richard, Joel, and John Robertson, Amy
Planty, Molly Hill, Luke and Chris
Robertson; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother: Clarence (Pete) Robertson, many
nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his wife Eva in 1990 and recently
by a sister Martha Poultney.
Bill was a World
War II Veteran of
the U.S. Army and had served in the Philippine Liberation where he won the
Bronze Star. Bill was retired as a chief lineman from NYSEG, where he worked
for 37 years. He was a founder of the McCabe Hollow Sportsmen’s Club. He was a
former member of the Deposit Fire Department, a member of the American Legion
in Deposit, and a member of the NYSEG Quarter Century Club.
were held at 1:00
p.m. on Monday, June 2 at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit,
NY with Rev. Mike Jansen, pastor of the Deposit First Presbyterian Church
officiating. Burial with Military Honors followed at Pine Grove Cemetery in Deposit.
Friends called at the funeral home on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of
be expressed at http://www.zachariasfuneral
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
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
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.
Smith, 85, passed
away peacefully on May 20, 2014 surrounded by her family. Helen was born March
29, 1929 in Deposit where she continued to reside to be near her loving family.
Her husband Wallace Smith and sister Janice Monroe preceded her in death.
She is survived
by four children: Wallace Wayne Smith, Judy Brundege, David Smith,
and Jeanne Reed; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is
also survived by her caring siblings Harold S. Strong, Ruthe Kuhn, Robert
Strong, Dale Smith, Neil Strong and Henry Strong.
Her final resting
place will be by her beloved husband at
through the Zacharias
Funeral Home, Deposit. Condolences may be expressed at http://www.zacharias
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,
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
Association or your favorite charity.
|Harold Frederick Stanton Sr.
Frederick Stanton, Sr.
Stanton Sr., 83,
passed away peacefully at the NYS Veteran’s Home at Oxford, Monday morning, May
12, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents
Howard and Margaret Stanton, his loving wife of 56 years Ann Stanton (Vandermark);
Brother Norman, Sam (Annette) Stanton, Charles, and Ken Stanton.
Harold is survived
by two sons: Fred
Jr. and Mitch Stanton and his “3rd son” Ryan (Terri) Goodrich; five
grandchildren: Lacy, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Darren, and Denise; seven
great-grandchildren; sister: Shirley (Cecil) Spencer; brother: Jon (Sue)
Stanton; sisters-in-law: Irene and Joann Stanton.
Harold worked for
Queens’s Farms as
a mechanic and he enjoyed working on projects in the garage and working on
tractors. He loved his wife and family most of
all and gave a lot of his time to both of his sons, his grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. He was drafted into the army in 1953 and served on the
front lines for his country for 18 months in Korea. He was an incredible man
and will be missed by everyone that knew him.
Our family would
like to take the
time and say thank you to everyone who made trips to see Fred at the NYS
Veterans Home and to all of the family who have helped out in the last few
months, it has really been appreciated. Our last important thank you goes to
the staff of the NYS Veteran’s Home in Oxford and the nurses there who took
excellent care of him.
to carry out Harold’s wishes have been made
through the Zacharias Funeral Home of Deposit.
Beverly Townsend, 87, of Sherman, PA passed
away August 21,
2014 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY. He was born October 17, 1926
in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of William Townsend and Gisela Albright Townsend.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margie
Townsend; by two daughters: Jacqueline (Eric) Nathan and Beverly (Rick)
Budrick; his sister, Peggy Decker; four grandchildren: Ricky, David, Bryant,
and Jeannette; and six great grandchildren:
Alexis, Jenna, Giavanna, Bella, Elle, and Jackson. He moved to Sherman,
PA from New Jersey 14 years ago.
Beverly was a chemical operator for Benjamin
Moore Paints in
Clifton, NJ when he retired. He was a World War II Veteran who was
a lifetime member of the V.F.W. in Nutly, NJ
and the American Legion in Belleville, NJ.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday,
August 27 at 5:00
p.m. at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit. Friends may call at
the funeral home on Wednesday from 3:00
p.m. until 5:00 p.m. time of service. Interment will be in Niagara Falls, NY at
the convenience of the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.
|Karl Heinz Vagts, Sr
Heinz Vagts, Sr.
Jan. 29, 1931 -
Jul. 22, 2014
Karl Heinz Vagts,
Sr., 83, of
Deposit, NY passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Wilson Medical Center in
Johnson City, NY. Karl was a resident of Deposit for the past 56 years.
He is survived
by his wife of 56
years, Marianne (Koester) Vagts; his children: Carol (Tim) Hess, Karl Vagts,
Jr., Karin Vagts and her fiancÚ Dick
Garrigan, and Kurt (Danielle) Vagts; three grandchildren: Katharina, Alexander,
and Kalvin; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his
parents, Angelus and Maria Vagts, and his brother, John.
Karl served in
the U.S. Air Force. He
spent 21 years with the New York State Police, retiring as a Criminal
Investigator. Karl also worked for many years for the Great American store and Crane’s Liquor Store in Deposit. He was a former member of the Deposit
Lions Club, served on the Board of Directors of Read Memorial Hospital in
Hancock, NY, and served as an inspector for the Board of Elections.
were held at 11:00
a.m., Friday, July 25 at the McClure United
Methodist Church in McClure with Pastor Sharon Harris, officiating.
Police Honors were accorded by members of the New York State Police and the
Delaware County Sheriff’s Department. Burial was in Hale Eddy Cemetery in Hale
Eddy, NY. Calling hours were at the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St.,
Deposit on Thursday, July 24 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
be expressed at http://www.zachariasfuneral
R. (Dick) Venizelos
our Dad passed away on June 11, 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances from a
recent fall at his home. Dad was born in
Lancaster, Pa. and graduated from Reading Senior High School in 1949. He then
attended Syracuse University where he received a B.A. degree with a major in
Political Science and a minor in journalism in 1953.
he met his future bride, Helen Fluker , our mother, and married her in 1952.
She predeceased our Dad in 1994. After graduating Syracuse University he joined
the Army and served from 1953-1955 as a military policeman at Fort MacPherson,
He started his
as editor of the weekly Deposit (NY) Courier and monthly Courier Magazine in
1955. He resigned in 1957 to attend Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
where he received his M.S. in 1958 and was given the Robert E. Sherwood
Memorial Award. Dad joined the Binghamton Press in 1958 where he started as a
reporter. As reporter, he worked in all the newspaper’s bureaus and covered all
beats including police, courts, politics, education and city, county and town
governments, and did many investigative stories. In 1965 he became assistant
city editor and in 1967 city editor.
By 1971 Dad became
and then in 1977 Editor of the Press & Sun - Bullentin. 1979 he was named
Ombudsman and later became promotion and
marketing director, retiring in 1989. During that time our Dad was a founder,
along with Paul VanSavage and Rob Salamida of the Spiedi Fest in 1983.
Dad enjoyed traveling,
gardening, family trips to Cape Cod as well as winters spent in Melbourne,
Florida for the past 20 years. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was a member of many
boards, including United Way, Roberson Museum and Science Center, Family &
Children’s Society, the Hospice at Lourdes Hospital, Junior League Advisory
Board, Transitional Opportunities Corp. He also served as an elder and deacon
at First Presbyterian Church of Binghamton, and president of the Board of
In addition he
taught journalism as
an adjunct at Binghamton University as well as volunteering with our Mom as an
usher at the same University.
Dad also gave of
his time working as
an election inspector for Vestal. Our Dad was a busy man, but never too busy to
make time for us and the activities we were involved in. After retirement Dad spent the winter months in Florida, where he
enjoyed the beach and warm weather and teaching his grandchildren how to play
poker. His passion for any Syracuse sports, especially SU basketball, the NY
Mets, Tioga Downs betting on the horses, teaching his grandchildren how to bet
on horses at Saratoga Racetrack and being a contender while playing mini-golf
was what he enjoyed the most. Dad was constantly staying current with the
latest technology trends which included texting and keeping up with his
grandchildren’s Facebook postings.
We say goodbye
to a father who was
generous, never wanting to impose on anyone, an avid seeker of information (as
can be seen by the constant scribbling of notes), and most importantly a role
model for our family. Dad is survived by his
son, Robert (Deborah) Venizelos, Georgia and their children, Rebekah, Richard,
and Stephanie. Son James Venizelos who resides in NH, and his “Favorite
daughter”, Sandra (James) Wolpert of Endicott, NY and their children
Scott Osman and Lindsay Osman. Our Dad has a special Aunt who also survives
him, Mary Diem of Gap, Pa as well as other extended family members.
On June 22, 2014
from 12-2 we will
be holding calling hours at Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street,
Endicott NY 13760. Interment will be held at convenience of family. As per Dads
wishes please consider donations to United Way of Broome County in his memory.
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)
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.
|Ralph Vernon "Chub" Wood
Vernon "Chub" Wood
Heaven just got
a great addition on
Saturday, August 2, 2014! Ralph Vernon “Chub” Wood, 91, also known as Poppy,
born March 31, 1923 in Boyds Mills, PA,
shared his eternal optimism, genuine love for his family, and stunning sense of
self with his loving wife of 50 years and devoted mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother, Carole (Hull) and his children, Gary Wood (Gail), Glen Wood
(Diane), Joseph Kalet (Margaret), Michelle Freelove (John), Brian Wood (Mary)
and Carrie Ann Charpinsky (Bob); his 19 grandchildren and 16
Ralph served in
the Coast Guard
during World War II and was the second
generation owner of Wood’s Auto Wrecking on Upper Court Street; he was
also a member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge. He was frequently found riding his
John Deere tractor, mowing for hours, and was the self-proclaimed “richest man
on earth” because of his family.
memorial service was held
Wednesday, August 6 at 5:00 p.m. at the Fischer-Scholder Funeral Home, Inc.,
269 Chenango Street with the Rev. Shane Cook officiating. The family received
friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Alzheimer’s Association ,
Southern Tier Regional Office, Nichols Notch, 401 Hayes Avenue, Endicott, NY
Beverly I. Zandt
peacefully at home on Monday, May 12, 2014.
Born to Dorothy
and Luzerne (John)
Fineout on July 10, 1944 in Cannonsville, NY Beverly attended Deposit Central
School and married George Zandt on December 29, 1962.
They were married
for 38 years and
had three children, enjoying family vacations at the New Jersey shore and
later, many trips to the Amish Country. She was a secretary/bookkeeper
for Gene Monroe and Bob Hanson’s investment firm
as well as Axtell Antiques and was very active in the early years of the
Beverly was predeceased
husband George and her sister Helen (Tracy). She is survived by a sister
Barbara (Francis) Walley and a brother Frank (and Mary) Fineout. She leaves
behind her three children Julia (Jeff)
Hempstead, G. Michael (and Lucille) Zandt, and Arick Zandt as well as 15
grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by the companion
of her later years, Peter Hess.
A family graveside
service will be
held later this week. The family would like to extend thanks to the folks at
Catskill Hospice and an extra special thanks for a dear friend
and long-time helper Lucinda Schroeder.