Below are the 2014 Obituaries
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
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.
|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.
|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
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.
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.
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.