David Welsh, Jr.

July 3, 1925 - December 9, 2011

BOWERSTOWN - David Welsh, Jr., a beloved husband who enjoyed his native Cooperstown and the outdoors, died after a long illness early Friday morning, December 9, 2011, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. He was 86.

A life-long resident of Cooperstown, Dave was born July 3, 1925, at the Thanksgiving Hospital on Grove Street, and was later baptized into the Episcopal faith at Christ Church in Cooperstown. A son of David and Annie (Dickson) Welsh, he grew up in Cooperstown and graduated from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1943. 

As soon as he graduated from high school, Dave, along with some of his other buddies - including Bud Ballard and Floyd ("Pagey") Page - entered into service in the United States Military. He enlisted in the United States Army on September 16, 1943, and served his country as an automatic rifleman during World War II, during which he received injuries that earned him a Purple Heart. On December 21, 1945, he received his honorable discharge from the military.

Soon after returning to his native Cooperstown, Dave with the help of a few good friends, most especially Pagey, began building the house in Bowerstown that would be his home the rest of his life.

For 38 years, Dave was employed by Ma Bell and AT&T and was well known as an expert troubleshooter. When a technician could not solve a particular problem with a telephone, Dave was brought in and always found the answer and solution to the problem at hand. A member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Dave will be remembered as being one of the initial installers of Dolores Coleman's answering service switchboard, and, even after he retired, as one of the few telephone technicians who could maintain that system.

On April 10, 1948,  Dave married Helen (Ella) S. Kyle, a native of Coatbridge, Scotland. Ella died March 22, 1989. On November 18, 1990  (the day before hunting season began) Dave married Roberta Rebecca Sitts of Milford in a ceremony at the Oneonta Seventh-day Adventist Church. Dave and Becky enjoyed their life together in the house he built in Bowerstown, along with their many cats.

An avid golfer, Dave always enjoyed a good round with friends, as well as just hitting balls in the area behind his house.  He was also an avid hunter, and was a staunch member of the NRA. Dave also enjoyed being a Charter and Life member of the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128 in Cooperstown and the Cooperstown Native Sons.

Dave is survived by his wife of  24 years, Becky, of Bowerstown; two sisters, Grace Welsh of Bowerstown and Mrs. Annie Bantham and her husband, C. Harvey, of Saratoga Springs and Florida; one brother, Douglas J. Welsh, of Bowerstown; a godson, Kent St. John; special friends, Dr. Steve Jastremski and his wife Connie, and many nieces and nephews. Dave is further survived by his and Becky's beloved cats, Angel, Smokey, Chester and Gypsy.

Dave's life, especially near its end, was made easier through the kindness and caring of the entire Ballard family and neighbors Kim Jastremski and George Hovis, and John Coughlin and Kristen Jastremski.

Dave will be remembered for being a man of high integrity and honesty, who led his life down the narrow road, and who was fond of saying that there are no gray areas in life, only black and white.

In the spring of 2012, Dave's ashes will be scattered on his property at which time military honors will be accorded by members of the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128 in Cooperstown. Immediately following, family and friends are invited to gather for a time of refreshment and fellowship at the Cooperstown Vets Club.

In consideration of the extraordinary care extended to Becky's nephew, Shelby David Knapp, it was Dave's request that memorial gifts be directed to The Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104-2396.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Jean Lois La Chaunce

March 5, 1930 - November 27, 2011

HARTWICK -  Jean Lois La Chaunce, a former resident of New Jersey, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 27, 2011, at her home in Hartwick. She was 81.

Born March 5, 1930, in the city of Hackensack, New Jersey, she was a daughter of Ellis and Edna (Ockenholt) Covert. Raised in Mahwah, NJ, she was employed for many years as an assembler and last worked for Ultimate Automotive Industries in Mahwah.

She married Richard J. La Chaunce on January 31, 1974, in Oakland, NJ. After his death in 1994 she moved to Hartwick in 2001 to be near her family.

A former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Hillburn  Memorial Unit No. 309 in Suffern, she was an avid Bingo player.  Most of all, she always enjoyed getting together with family.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was predeceased by a step-daughter, Holly Taylor.

Jean is survived by one brother, Robert Covert and his wife Ruth of Hartwick; two sisters, Mary Catherine Brangan of Bradenton, FL and Natalie Keene of Suffern; her nieces and nephews, Michael Covert and his wife, Theresa, of Hartwick, Kathleen Sammis and her husband, Jon, of Petersham, MA, Arleen Cagle of Bradenton, FL, Barbara Mojica of Schenectady, Patricia McKee of Bradenton, FL, William McKee of Chester, and Donald Keene of Suffern; and three step grandchildren, Kerri Starr, Kaitlyn Taylor, and Kyle Taylor all of New Jersey.

At the request of the family, services will be held privately in the spring of 2012.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean's memory may be directed to the Hartwick Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 208, Hartwick, NY 13348.

Arrangements are under the guidance of Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Susan M. Knodel

September 27, 1953 - November 27, 2011

FLY CREEK - Susan M. Knodel, affectionately known as Susie, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, November 27, 2011, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.  She was 58.

Born September 27, 1953, in Utica, she was a daughter of the late Edward C. and Margaret E. (Hawkins) Madore.

A graduate of Clinton Central School, she attended Herkimer County Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in 1973.

On March 22, 1975, Susie married James B. Knodel in Clinton, and in 1979 they moved to Cooperstown. Throughout her life Susie loved kids and was at her best while either raising her own or teaching and caring for others. A pre-school teacher, she was first employed at the Art Farm on Main Street in Cooperstown and then for many years was associated with  Cooperstown Pre School. This past fall she became employed with Milford Central School.

In her leisure she enjoyed traveling and loved going to the Adirondacks, especially Old Forge, as well as to Myrtle Beach and the west coast. Her life was her family and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, as well as being surrounded by those for whom she was teaching and caring.

Susie is survived by her husband of 36 years, Jim Knodel, of Fly Creek, and their children, Lindsay Ranii and her husband, Anthony, of Foster City, California , James B. Knodel, Jr. and his wife, Karri, of Portland, Oregon, and Robert J. Knodel of Northampton, Massachusetts; two beloved grandchildren, Anthony James and Olivia Suzanne Ranii; one sister, Barbara Chilluffo and one brother, Edward C. Madore, Jr., both of Rome; and one nephew, Michael P. Chilluffo of Syracuse.

Susie's family will receive friends at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, from 5 - 7 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm Street, Cooperstown. The Service of Committal and Burial will follow in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery in Fly Creek.

As an alternative to flowers, please consider donating to the prospective Angel Network, c/o Milford Central School, P. O. Box 237, Milford, NY 13807.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Betty Poppe

October 22, 1926 - November 16, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Betty Poppe, formerly of Wantagh, Long Island, died after a brief illness on Wednesday morning, November 16, 2011, at Albany Medical Center. She was 85.

Born Elizabeth Louise Webb on October 22, 1926, in Arlington, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of Clifford Henry and Minna Emma (Seelmann) Webb. Betty was raised in City Island in the Bronx, but lived most of her life on Long Island in Wantagh. For many years she was a member of the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church.

After living for a time in Florida, she moved in 1998 to Fly Creek, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Carrilu and Edward Tietz, until moving in 2005 to Otsego Manor. 

Betty was a loving mother who cared very deeply for her family and they equally as much for her.

Betty is survived by one son, Gary Cottam and his wife, Vicki, of City Island; two daughters, Carrilu Tietz and her husband, Edward, of Cooperstown, and Nancy Cottam of Folsam, California; four grandsons; and one niece, Barbara Solmonsohn and her husband, Stan, of Baldwin.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward H. Poppe, and one sister, Dorothy Rustad.

Betty's family will receive friends at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, on Friday,  November 18, 2011, from 5 - 6 pm.

A funeral service will be offered at 6 pm on Friday evening at the funeral home with the Rev. Betsy Jay, Chaplain at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, officiating.

As an alternative to flowers, please consider memorial donations to Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Joanne M. La Valley

January 8, 1952 - November 6, 2011

MIDDLEFIELD CENTER - Joanne M. La Valley, 59, of Middlefield Center, died Sunday night, November 6, 2011 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

She was born January 8, 1952 at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, a daughter of Rowan and Florence Anna ( Drake) Bresee.

Raised in Springfield, Joanne grew up on the farm of her grandfather, Ellis Drake, on Thurston Hill. She attended school in Springfield, but left during her high school years to go to work.

Throughout her life Joanne possessed a strong love for animals and was especially fond of horses. This passion led to her career as an animal breeder during which time she bred and raised many miniature horses and donkeys. She was also an extremely talented painter in both portraiture and other mediums and enjoyed doing craft work.

Joanne will be missed by her husband of 40 years, Roger T. La Valley of Middlefield Center; three sisters, Deborah Noseworthy and her husband Gerald of Canajoharie, Linda Bresee of Edmeston and Valerie Mead and her husband Bernard of Cherry Valley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

With respect for Joanne's wishes, there will be no services.

As a way of honoring Joanne's love of animals, please consider making a gift in her memory to the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Kenneth Raymond Carozza

October 2, 1942 - November 4, 2011

EAST MEREDITH - Kenneth Raymond Carozza, beloved husband of Marita D. Carozza, died early Friday morning, November 4, 2011, at their home in the Town of Meredith. He was 69.

Born October 2, 1942, in the Bronx, he was the youngest of nine children of Carmine and Helen (Harrison) Carozza. He married Marita A. Dorsch on June 22, 1963, at the Church of St. Raymond in the Bronx.

For many years Kenny and Marita owned and operated Dorsch Prosthetics and Orthotics in Manhattan.

Kenny is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Marita, of East Meredith; one daughter, Marita Schuele, and her husband, Glenn, of Tampa, Florida; two grandchildren, Samantha Gagnon and her husband Nick, and Colin Schuele; and several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Debbie, and her husband, "Brad" Bradford of Ellenville.

Family and friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm Street, Cooperstown, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.


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David Edward Rickard

June 12, 1953 - October 29, 2011

"May Perpetual Light Shine Upon You"

HARTWICK - David Edward Rickard, 58, of Hartwick, ended his life's journey at home on Saturday evening, October 29, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

Dave was born to Mary Theresa Ferris and Olin B. Rickard on June 12, 1953. He grew up in Little Falls where he loved to trap and hunt and roam the hills with his dog at his side. His Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) heritage was central to his identity and he participated in the ceremonies and festivals of the people. For many years he was a member of the Woodland Confederacy engaging in historical reenactments of the French and Indian War.

Dave earned a Masters in Divinity from Washington Theological Coalition and an MSW degree from SUNY Albany. He was in religious life, first as a Benedictine in a secluded priory in Vermont and later, after feeling a call to more direct service, he joined the Franciscan Order and worked in the Bronx and Boston.

In 1980 he married Mary Bergen and they made their home in Hartwick with their sons, Mark and Andrew.

He indulged his passion for history through his many years of work at the New York State Historical Association in numerous roles and personas, among them printer, pharmacist, militia leader, pracktical phrenologist and patent medicine salesman. During his tenure in the Native American Program, he was responsible  for the construction of an 18th century bark longhouse on the shore of Lake Otsego and the procurement of an 18th century Seneca log cabin. He also worked in the psychiatry department at Bassett Hospital.

Active in scouting, Dave achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and served as assistant scout leader for Troop 1254.

Dave is survived by his wife, Mary Bergen, their son Andrew Rickard and his fiancée, Elizabeth Fury, all of Hartwick; his sister, Ann Rickard, of Little Falls; and his wife's family, whom he embraced as his own:  mother and father-in-law Anne and Charles Bergen, Patricia and Ray Williams, James Bergen and Vikki Jones, Charles and Jerolyn Bergen, Michael Bergen, William and Allison Bergen, Richard and Marcia Bergen, Matthew Bergen, Timothy and Heather Bergen, Thomas Bergen and Joseph and Betsy Bergen. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, his special Aunt Betty and cousin Barbara and a large and loving circle of "framily".

Dave and Mary's beloved son, Mark Rickard, who passed in July  2007, and Dave's parents, predeceased him.

A Celebration of Dave's Life was offered at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at the Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center, North Main Street, Milford, with Quaker Minister Jim Atwell, officiating.

In appreciation of the sensitive care from the devoted staff of hospice, Dave's family requests that  expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY  13820.

Arrangements were under the guidance of Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, Cooperstown. 



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Barbara Ives Mook

 July 27, 1922 - October 18, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Barbara Emma Ives Mook, 89, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home, surrounded by her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, William H. Mook III. She is survived by her six children, Barbara Richards and her husband, Rob, of Mystic, Connecticut, Carolyn Mook of Cooperstown, Anne Frost and her husband, Chris, of Dobbs Ferry, Cleo Mook and her husband, Peter Collopy, of Troy, William H. Mook and his wife, Karen (Corwin) of Sheepscott, Maine, and Georgia Cosgrove and her husband, Sean, of Duxbury, Massachusetts. In addition she leaves nineteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bobbie was born in Walton July 27, 1922. She was educated in a one-room schoolhouse, entering high school at the age of 11 and graduating at 15. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a nurse and received a full scholarship to nursing school at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, which she had to defer until 1940 because she was so young. During her third year of nursing school, she met Bill, her husband of 64 years. They were married on October 9, 1943, and shortly after she began her first job as a licensed Registered Nurse, working as a visiting nurse for the Henry Street Visiting Nurse Service (later the Visiting Nurse Service of New York). She worked with low income families and recent immigrants, primarily serving new mothers and women with high risk pregnancies. She often reminisced about the valuable life lessons gained from practicing good nursing under the challenging conditions she often found in the homes she visited.

In 1944 Bobbie and Bill began their long life in Cooperstown. Bobbie was first and foremost a wonderful mother, and she was known and admired for her unflagging energy, many talents, and wide-ranging interests. She worked tirelessly to provide a rich family life. Bobbie came from a family of self-taught musicians and artisans and carried their legacy forward, passing that creative spirit on to her children and grandchildren. Bobbie and her husband, Bill, shared a love of jazz and were a striking couple on the dance floor. Bobbie loved singing and participated in many different singing groups, from barber shop quartets to oratorio choruses. She was an avid gardener, serving as president of the Lake and Valley Garden Club.

In 1960 she resumed her career, first as a visiting nurse and later as a nurse in various departments at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. After retiring from nursing in the late 1970s she became a partner in The Market Place, a specialty food store, with her daughter Cleo. In addition, she volunteered for many blood drives and blood pressure clinics and served on the board of the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home. At the time of her death, Bobbie was the oldest member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown where she had been a trustee and active member of the congregation for many years.

After Bill's retirement, Bobbie and Bill enjoyed extensive travel and spent many happy hours with family and friends at their camp on Lake Otsego. Bobbie was the anchor for her large family, and her children and grandchildren treasure the memories of their returns to Cooperstown for holidays and special occasions, celebrated with lovingly prepared feasts and festivities.  

A Memorial Service to celebrate Bobbie's life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown, with the Rev. Elsie A. Rhodes, pastor, officiating. A gathering of friends and family will follow the service.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home, 48 Grove Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Niles F. Curtis

May 28, 1940 - October 14,  2011

COOPERSTOWN - Niles F. Curtis, 71, passed away on Friday, October 14,  2011, in Cooperstown.

Niles was born May 28, 1940, in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Henry G. Curtis, Sr. and Grace (Schweighofer) Curtis.

He married Nancy S. Michaels on February 18, 1961, at the Methodist Church in Honesdale, PA and earlier this year they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

After graduating from Pleasant Mount High School in Pleasant Mount, PA - where he was president of his class -  he operated a dairy farm prior to entering the retail management program of GLF/Agway in 1963. He was assigned to store management positions in a variety of Central New York towns, eventually moving to Cooperstown in 1967, where he remained for the next 44 years. He managed the Cooperstown Agway store from 1967 through 1983 when he purchased the store and operated it as a family business until he sold the store in 1998 and retired.

Niles joined the National Guard in 1962 and served his country honorably in the Active Army Reserve until 1968. He was one of the original members of the Board of Directors of the Delaware-Otsego Railroad, and stepped down from that role in 2011 after 40 years of service to the D&O.

Throughout his entire life, Niles was a great outdoorsman, spending untold hours as an avid fisherman, an expert deer hunter, and a hands-on forest steward. He was a great sports fan and former baseball pitcher in his youth. Throughout his life he could be seen wearing the cap of his beloved Chicago Cubs, whom he followed religiously for 66 years and who never failed to disappoint him. For many years he was a fixture at the various sports events at the Cooperstown Central School and in 1986 was awarded the "Good Sport Award" by the Redskins Booster Club in recognition of his support of Cooperstown's sports programs and athletes.

His involvement in the community also included periods as a board member of the Cooperative Extension, a Little League coach, a member of the Lions Club, the Citizen Advisory Board of Bassett Hospital, and many other volunteer activities. He will be remembered for his integrity, wit, warmth and kindness, which made him a friend of many.

Niles is survived by his wife, Nancy (Michaels) Curtis; his son Scott A. Curtis of Cooperstown and children Aliza G. Curtis and Madeline M. Curtis of Roseboom; his son James T. Curtis, his wife Susan (Henderson) Curtis and their daughter Piper Curtis and son Kyle Curtis, all of Andover, MA; his daughter, Gretchen A. Curtis, also of Andover, MA; and his siblings, Patricia G. Lawrence, Annandale, VA; Henry G. (Susan) Curtis, Waymart, PA; and Charles D. Curtis, Pleasant Mount, PA.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Barbara Curtis, and two brothers, Edward Curtis, Jr. and Wilber (George) Curtis.

Friends and family are invited to call from 4 - 7 pm on Friday, October 21, 2011, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home at 82 Chestnut Street in  Cooperstown, where the family will be in attendance.

Funeral services will be at 11 am on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown with the  Rev. Elsie A. Rhodes, pastor, officiating.

Immediately following the service, there will be a gathering of celebration for friends and family at the former Agway store at 28 Railroad Avenue in Cooperstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 or Springbrook, 2705 State Highway 28, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Joan S. Smith

August 30, 1937 - October 10, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Joan Sandra Smith, 74, of Cooperstown, died Monday morning, October 10, 2011, at Otsego Manor.

She was born August 30, 1937, in the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown,  a daughter of LeRoy F. and Gertrude E. (Spurbeck) Smith.

A graduate of Cooperstown Central School , Class of 1955, she later attended Albany Business College. For twenty-two years she was employed with Associated Industries of New York State, Inc. in Albany, where her expertise was in unemployment insurance as well as in working with state legislators in lobbying for businesses. In 1980 she retired and moved back to her native Cooperstown.

Joan is survived by her two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger C. and Dorothy Smith of Cooperstown and Walter R. and Celia Smith of Westminster, Colorado; one aunt, Dorothy Smith Rousselot of Otsego Manor; five nieces and nephews; and eight grand nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, services will be private.

For those who wish to memorialize Joan, please consider a donation to the Rolling Hills Activities Fund at Otsego Manor, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Road, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Jean E. Robinson

September 21, 1921 - September 22, 2011

WESTVILLE - Jean E. Robinson, of Westville and formerly of Johnstown, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown with her daughters by her side, on Thursday afternoon, September 22, 2011, the day after her 90th birthday.

Jean was born on September 21, 1921 in Milford, the daughter of Edward A. and Alberta M. (Luther) Francis. She married William E. B. Robinson on September 21, 1940 in the Worcester Methodist Church. Jean and Bill enjoyed 61 years of marriage until his death on July 17, 2002.

Jean was raised in Milford and graduated from the Milford Central School. Following her marriage, she and Bill first lived in Portlandville. After World War II they moved to Cherry Valley, where they raised their family while Bill taught school. In 1958 they moved to Johnstown where they lived until Bill retired in 1972. For the past 39 years Jean has lived in Westville, surrounded by her family.

She was an ardent and talented seamstress, making all her own clothes, clothing her children during their growing up years and making her daughters' wedding gowns. She also enjoyed crocheting, especially baby sets and afghans, and collecting and clothing old dolls.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Sybil J. Osterhoudt and her husband, Jeff of Westville and Nancy L. Hauck and her husband Dennis of Wilmington, Delaware; her son, Douglas W. Robinson and his wife JoAnna of Johnstown; eight grandchildren, Susan Osterhoudt, Jeanetta Osterhoudt, Robin Robinson, Edward Robinson, Bernadette Weaver and her husband Stacey, Sara Pineo and her husband Ross, Nathanael Hauck and his wife Paula and Laura Johnson and her husband Aaron; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Hugh L Francis and his wife, Donna, of Westville; several nieces and nephews; and her devoted cat, Merry Sunshine.

In addition to her husband, Jean was predeceased by her brother, Edward S. ("Bud") Francis who died June 13, 1948.

A funeral service to honor Jean's life was offered at 11 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown with Rev. Betsy Jay, chaplain at Bassett Medical Center, officiating. Burial followed in Westville Cemetery.

As an alternative to flowers, Jean's family suggests memorial donations be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 or Friends of Bassett, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Funeral arrangements were under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Selma D. Shepard

April 1, 1926 - September 19, 2011

FLY CREEK - Selma D. Shepard, a longtime resident of  Fly Creek, died Monday morning, September 19, 2011, at Otsego Manor.  She was 85.

Born April 1, 1926, at home in the Town of Oneonta, near West Davenport, she was the daughter of C. Burnett and Florence C. (Hoag) Deuel.

At the age of four, Selma and her family moved to Mount Vision. After graduating from high school, she began working as a nurses' aide at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in 1949.

On September 2, 1951 Selma married William Duane Shepard in a ceremony at the Bible Baptist Church in Mount Vision and in 1952 they settled in Fly Creek. That same year Selma decided to stay at home and take care of her home and family. It was during this time that the Shepards took in a total of six foster children. Selma later became a caregiver to the Clark family seamstress and then went back to work at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital as a senior nurses' aide, retiring in 1985. According to many, the patients always liked her.

Raised in the Baptist faith, she and her family all became members of the Fly Creek United Methodist Church when they moved to Fly Creek. She always maintained a special place in her heart for the Baptist Church, and in later years often attended the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown.

Selma is survived by one son, Duane William Shepard; one daughter, Diane; one son-in-law; one granddaughter; four sisters-in-law, Minnie Deuel, Lois Deuel,  Murl Gregory, and E. Jean Shepard; one brother-in-law, Dean F. Shepard; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Bill Shepard who died May 20, 2004; four brothers, Nelson Deuel who died in 1941, Merle G. Deuel who died in 1984, Harold M. Deuel who died in 1993 and Neelan E. ("Neel") Deuel who died in 2008.

Friends called at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, from 2 - 4 PM on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

A funeral service was offered at the funeral home at 2 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2011 with the Rev. Douglas Deer, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, officiating. Burial followed in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery, Fly Creek.

As an alternative to flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse. NY 13220.

Funeral arrangements were under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Milo V. Stewart, Sr.

August 31, 1928 - September 12, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Long-time Cooperstown resident, Milo V. Stewart, Sr., died September 12, 2011 after a long illness, surrounded by family at his home on Eagle Street.

Milo was born August 31, 1928, in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He was the son of George H. and Inez A. (Allebach) Stewart, and in 1942 moved with his family to Buffalo. A 1946 graduate of South Park High School, he played trumpet in his school band. Milo was active with the church youth group, attending conferences and retreats, and played basketball at St. Simon's Episcopal Church. He graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1951 and then married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Elizabeth Cousins, on June 17th of the same year.

Milo taught English and Social Studies at Orchard Park Central School and quickly gained recognition. In 1961 Dr. Louis C. Jones, then Director of the New York State Historical Association and the Farmers' Museum, invited him to come to Cooperstown to lead their education programs. Over the next 36 years, he served as the Director of Education, Assistant Director, Associate Director and Vice President of both organizations. As Associate Director and Chief of Education at NYSHA and the Farmers' Museum, he ran the Seminars on American Culture for 20 years and launched "Image, Object and Sound" a thirty-day multi-media workshop held each summer. He taught teachers, museum professionals and grass-roots historians how to create documentary productions and exhibits. In addition, he taught courses on interpretation through media and photography at the Cooperstown Graduate Program, and two generations of teachers and students developed their visual literacy, photographic skills, and understanding of multi-media presentation.

Milo's passion for photography began when he was in high school and continued throughout his life resulting in a substantial legacy of work, much of which features New York State, as well as the Village of Cooperstown. He captured buildings, objects and people with a reverence that dignifies a subject and introduces the viewer to an old friend.

His photographic books include: "Main Street, New York State", "The Historic Courthouses of New York State", "Wood and Stone: Landmarks of the Upper Mohawk", "The Monuments of Gettysburg", and "Main Street, Cooperstown: A Mile of Memories".

Exhibitions of his work include: "Temples of Justice: Historic Courthouses of New York State", "Country Churches of New York", "Fifty Faces: Informal Portraits", "Cooperstown Moods", and "Friends and Friendly Places". His 2006 "At Home & On the Road" exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum featured 70 of Milo's photographs.

A fifty-year resident of Cooperstown, Milo considered himself a Native Son. He loved sailing and boating on Lake Otsego and especially summers at the beloved boathouse at Mohican Farm. He shared the joy of cooking with his wife and prepared memorable Chinese feasts for family and friends. Music was a passion, he collected music, spent countless hours listening to jazz and loved hearing his son perform. Milo loved the Buffalo Bills. Ruth and he enjoyed drives through the countryside nearly every day recounting stories of people they knew and places they had been. As a father he exposed his children to the things he loved and they shared his enthusiasm. As a grandfather to seven grandsons, he relished their stories and accomplishments and watching them grow up. He loved his home and the beautiful garden that Ruth created over the forty-seven years they lived together on Eagle Street, and they dined nearly every summer evening on the patio in the garden that he loved so much.

Milo is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth C. Stewart of Cooperstown; daughter Ann and Russ Honicker of Cooperstown; daughter Beth and José Solá of Long Island; daughter Sarah A. Stewart and Robert Amore of Cooperstown and New York City; son Milo and Jennifer Stewart, Jr. of Cooperstown; seven grandchildren, Kyle, Troy and Hunter Solá, Weston Honicker, Noble S. Mattson and Henry and John Stewart.

Milo was predeceased by his daughter Cynthia Ann Stewart.

There will be a private family burial.

A Memorial Service will be offered at 11 o'clock in the morning on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at Christ Church in Cooperstown, with the Rev'd Mark A Michael, Rector, officiating.

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

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.


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Raymond E. Burr, Sr.

July 24, 1930 - September 10, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Raymond E. Burr, Sr., a long-time resident of the Town of Middlefield who served for 30 years as a Justice of the Peace, died unexpectedly Saturday night, September 10, 2011, at his home. He was 81.

Born July 24, 1930, in the City of Binghamton, he was the son of Raymond L. and Josephine M. (Lawlor) Burr.

A graduate of Cooperstown High School, Class of 1948, he was a member of the undefeated 1947 Cooperstown High School football team that was inducted into the Cooperstown Central School Hall of Fame in 2010. Following high school he attended Holy Cross University on a football scholarship. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country during the Korean War and received his honorable discharge in 1954.

On August 27, 1955, Ray married Mary Moakler in a ceremony at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown. They were married for 34 years until Mary died October 3, 1989.

Following his service in the military, Ray was employed with IBM in Poughkeepsie. After retiring from IBM in 1971, the Burr family moved back to Cooperstown. In 1975 he entered into employment at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, and served as a maintenance technician until retiring in 1995.

Ray was a dedicated public servant, and from 1980 until 2010 he served the Town of Middlefield as a Justice of the Peace. He was also a member of the Clark F. Simmons American Legion Post No. 579 in Cooperstown and Cooperstown Fire Department Engine Company No. 1, where he was a past Fire Police Captain. In his leisure, he enjoyed golfing, and was a long-time member of the Leatherstocking Golf Course.  

Ray will be remembered for his well-intentioned sarcasm and side comments. Area roads will not seem the same without Ray behind the wheel of his black van and the ever present United States flag flying on the roof, a tradition he started in 2001 immediately following the events of  September 11th. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Ray is survived by three sons, Michael E. Burr of Thomaston, CT, Raymond E. Burr, Jr., and his wife, Lisa, of Cooperstown, and Stephen P. Burr and his wife, NJ, of Cazenovia; four daughters, Lee Ann Burr of Washington, D.C., Joanne O'Connor and her husband, Thomas, of Baldwinsville, Mary Ellen Juedes and her husband, Richard, of Waterford, and Susan Delello and her husband, Mark, of Sidney; 16 grandchildren, Stephanie, Kristin and Brian Burr, Michael, Ray, Jr., Bart and Wade Burr, Ellen, Peter and Tim Burr, Megan and Lauren O'Connor, Sara Juedes, and Markus, Lyndsay and Meridith Delello; one sister, Mary Leslie, of Springfield, VA; and many, many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Ray was preceded in death by their infant son, James, who died in April 9, 1960, and a daughter-in-law, Diane Burr, who died October 27, 1992.

Ray's family will receive friends at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2011.

A Funeral Service will be offered at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011.

Following the service in the funeral home, Cooperstown Fire Department's 1952 Mack E4 will bear Ray to St. Mary's Cemetery, Index, where he will be laid to rest with his wife, Mary. Following the service of committal and burial, Military Honors will be accorded by members of the Clark F. Simmons American Legion Post No. 579, Cooperstown.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to "Cooperstown Central School District" for the Mary Moakler Burr Scholarship for Nursing, Cooperstown Central School District Business Office, c/o Amy Kukenberger, Business Manager, 39 Linden Avenue, Cooperstown, NY  13326. Ray's family would also appreciate memorial gifts to  Cooperstown Fire Department, P.O. Box 1, Cooperstown, NY  13326. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Lisa K. Bachanas

February 2, 1957 - August 15, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Lisa Kim Bachanas, a well-loved resident of Cooperstown, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, August 15, 2011. She was 54.

Born February 2, 1957 in Herkimer, Lisa was a daughter of Carl and Patricia (McGee) Gaylord. Raised in Richfield Springs, she was a graduate of Richfield Springs High School.

Throughout her life, Lisa held several positions in the food service industry. She worked for many years at The Otesaga as well as at The Dining Room, which was on Main Street in Cooperstown. She also tended bar in The Tap Room ("The Pit") at The Tunnicliff Inn and the Cooperstown Vet's Club. For the past nine years she was employed by Cooperstown Central School in the cafeteria department. It was largely through her jobs in the Village that many people in Cooperstown came to know her. Whether it was tending bar or waiting tables, she always made people feel welcome.

A woman with a great heart and spirit, she will be remembered as a wonderful and caring mom, who will be greatly missed by her family and many, many friends.

Lisa is survived by her three daughters, Whitney Bachanas and her companion, Dustin Freeman of Norwich,  Kelsey Bachanas of Cooperstown and Lillian Bachanas of Massachusetts; one grandson, Connor, who she lovingly called her little munchkin; her father, Carl Gaylord, of Lantana, Florida; her brother, Casey Gaylord and his wife, Vassiliki Nakrogianis, of Lantana, Florida; her sister, Patricia Bloomfield and her husband, Thomas, of Ilion; her Aunt Jan of Rome; her extended family of loving nieces, nephews and cousins; and her close friend, George Carrella.

Lisa was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Gaylord, whose memory she always held dear to her heart.

Family and friends are invited to call and pay their respects at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

A graveside service will be offered at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Lakeview Cemetery in Richfield Springs, with the Rev'd Mark A. Michael, rector of Christ Church in Cooperstown, officiating.

As an alternative to flowers, please consider making a gift to benefit Lisa's daughters, in care of Patricia Bloomfield, P.O. Box 315, Ilion, NY  13357.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Frances Davis Randall

July 1, 1921 - August 15, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Frances Davis Randall, formerly of Stony Brook, died Monday morning, August 15, 2011, at Otsego Manor in Cooperstown. She was 90.

Born July 1, 1921, at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Frances was a daughter of Stephen Augustus Fallon and Eslie Emily (née Davis) Fallon. She was raised on Long Island in Setauket.

On June 6, 1942, she married Joseph Austin Randall in the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn. He died in 1971.

For many years Frances was employed as a secretary at Stony Brook University on Long Island.

Frances is survived by two daughters, Nancy Kelly of Cooperstown and Suzanne O'Pray of Midland Park, NJ; two grandchildren, Elizabeth O'Pray and Catherine O'Pray; two step-grandchildren, Kimberly Dolan and Brian J. Murphy; and one sister, Virginia Haigh of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Laurel Hayes Murphy, who died August 5, 2004.

The Office of the Burial of the Dead will be offered at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Caroline Church of Brookhaven (Episcopal), 1 Dyke Road, Setauket, with the Rev'd Richard D. Visconti, rector.

The Episcopal Service of Committal and Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Port Jefferson.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Gerald L. "Gary" Kitson

December 10, 1950 - August 15, 2011

HARTWICK - Gerald L. (Gary) Kitson, husband of Mary Ann Kitson, died Monday morning, August 15, 2011, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a courageous battle with liver cancer. He was 60.

Born December 10, 1950, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was the only child of Lloyd D. and Lois M. (Ramsey) Kitson.

Throughout his life, he had a passion for photography and computers.

In 1986, he met Mary Ann Havrish of Stamford and the two were married on July 4, 1987. They later moved to Florida where they resided until moving to Hartwick three years ago.

Gary will be remembered, not only for his computer expertise, but also for his great sense of humor and for being a wonderful husband and father.

Gary is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mary Ann, and their two children, Cory and Sierra, all of Hartwick. He is further survived by his mother-in-law, Helen L. Havrish and his wife's siblings, Suzanne Johnson and her husband Mark, Richard Havrish, Joyce Ormsbee and her husband Brian, George Havrish, William Havrish and his wife Janice, and Joanne Smith and her husband Sam; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, and two brothers-in-law, Robert and Frank Havrish, predeceased him.

Friends may call at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Following the visitation, a Service of Remembrance will held at 6:30 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. Betsy Jay, chaplain at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, officiating.

Contributions may be made to his children at P.O. Box 72, Hartwick, NY 13348.

Arrangements are under the guidance of Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Alice L. Loomis

October 26, 1914 - August 15, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Mrs. Alice Louise Loomis, a pioneer in special education in the 1950s and a long-time and well-respected part of the Springbrook community, died late Monday morning, August 15, 2011, at Otsego Manor. She was 96.

Alice was born October 26, 1914, in Eldredsville, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, a daughter of J. Lyman Snyder and Sarah Rachel Molyneux Snyder.

A graduate of Mansfield Normal School in 1936, Mrs. Loomis taught both elementary and high school. Her further education expanded her training in many directions, including special education and guidance counseling. A career teacher of over 40 years, she held several master's degrees and was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma international honor society.

On June 22, 1940, Alice married Ralph M. Loomis in East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, and they raised their family in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Soon after her husband's death in 1968, she moved to Oneonta, where she was employed by the Upstate Home for Mentally Retarded Children, now known as Springbrook.

Alice worked and lived at this ever-expanding facility for well over 30 years until reaching the age of 90. She served as Assistant Administrator, Teacher and Receptionist. A veritable pillar of the institution, she was loved and respected by many, and it was in her honor that the Alice Loomis Vocational Training Building was named. For her long years of service, she was also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in Homes and Caring Ministries from the American Baptist Convention.

Mrs. Loomis is survived by one son, Jan Loomis of Clay, Alabama; one daughter, Ginger Swank of Zanesville, Ohio; four grandchildren; and some very close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly 28 years, Ralph; her eldest son, Dale; her brother, sister and foster brother.

Burial will be private in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pennsylvania, where she will be laid to rest with her husband and son.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 


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Harold L. Stults, Jr.

December 25, 1943 - August 14, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Harold L. Stults, Jr., a highly esteemed New York attorney, died Sunday afternoon, August 14, 2011, at Otsego Manor in Cooperstown. He was 67.

Patricia Thorpe, his wife of 33 years, said the cause of death was Alzheimer's.

Harold's legal career started at Breed, Abbot & Morgan, a large Wall Street firm, in 1968, where he worked as a tax associate. After a transformative trip to India, he left Wall Street for the public sector and in 1970 joined the Health Services Administration of New York City, an umbrella agency created by the Lindsay administration to coordinate the work of the many city agencies involved in health care. Harold was recognized not just for his legal expertise but also for his outstanding judgment on policy questions.  He eventually became General Counsel of HSA before leaving city government in 1973 to begin private practice. 

Harold shared office space with the firm Butkowsky, Schwenke and Devine and worked with that firm on the SEC investigation into the complex securities frauds perpetrated by Robert Vesco, which called for his expertise in international tax law. Later he took part in a similar investigation of John DeLorean and his failed automobile company.

In 1978, Harold embarked in a partnership with litigator S. Pitkin Marshall. They set up offices on the 62nd floor of the Chrysler Building. Much of the early work of the firm came from the Health Systems Agency of New York City, an agency organized to help local consumers and providers of health care to develop long-term plans for medical facilities in the region, with a goal of reducing both redundancy in the system and health-care costs. Harold's ability to identify long-term problems and develop solutions, as well as his invaluable talent for writing brilliant, insightful and clear policy documents, were widely recognized throughout the healthcare field.

A very different area of legal work developed from the burgeoning art scene taking place in downtown Manhattan in the late 70s into the 80s. Stults & Marshall began consulting with artists living and working - often illegally - in former industrial buildings in SoHo and Tribeca. They advised clients on buying buildings, converting them into co-ops, and obtaining Certificates of Occupancy to make them legal residences. As the partners readily agreed, this was not financially rewarding work, but it involved interesting people - many of  Harold's artist-clients became lifelong friends - and issues that could be resolved in a positive way. Stults & Marshall became Stults, Marshall & Gabler in 1980, gradually expanding and adding partners. The firm continues today as Balber, Pickard, Maldonado and Van Der Tuin.

Harold Stults was born December 25, 1943, in Milburn, New Jersey, to Harold L. and Ruth (Kaul) Stults, both now deceased. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover;  Harvard University; and Harvard Law School. His love of literature ranged from the Greek and Latin classics to Golden Age Spanish poetry and drama to ancient and modern philosophy. He was an avid runner who completed the NYC Marathon twice. The garden he helped to create in East Worcester was featured in House & Garden. He was a superb cook who delighted in gathering friends for spontaneous, often chaotic and delicious dinners. He enjoyed mountain climbing and wilderness camping, particularly with his son, Sam. He was a man of prodigious energy, brilliant intellect, flawless integrity and unfailing good humor, abilities which made him widely admired and much loved.  
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Sam Stults, of Hawthorne, California; his brother, Robert Stults, of Woodstock; his aunt, Dorothy Leslie of Maplewood, New Jersey; and three nieces and three nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.

A Memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm Street, Cooperstown. 

Interment will take place privately in the Cooper Memorial Garden at Christ Church in Short Hills, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY  13820, or Rolling Hills Activities Fund at Otsego Manor, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Road, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

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Elizabeth Hendricks

September 24, 1960 - August 10, 2011

FORT EDWARD - Elizabeth Hendricks, 50, joined her Father and her Creator in heaven on August 10, 2011. Liz passed peacefully in her cherished home with beloved sons Parker and Blake.

Liz was born September 24, 1960, in the elevator at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. She was the third of four children of John and Gloria Hendricks of Milford.

After high school graduation in 1978, Liz graduated from Prospect Hall College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was hired by Eastern Airlines and traveled throughout the country. She later moved to New Orleans with Southwest Airlines and then lived for many years in Frankfurt, Germany, traveling from Switzerland, Austria and Holland.

Liz enjoyed her career in aviation and travel and also enjoyed fine art, popular music, languages and fine cuisine. Liz also was a very gifted artist and craftsman and her home and family's homes were decorated with her beautiful creations.

Liz and her sons settled in Fort Edward in 2005 as they found it a wonderful place to root their lives. Parker, 18, just recently graduated from high school and Blake, 16, will be a senior this year.

In addition to her two boys, Liz is survived by her mother, Gloria Hendricks in Milford; brother John and his sons, Jonathan and Dane, in Coconut Creek, Florida; sister Carole and her children, Dustin and Liza and grandson, Luka, in Cooperstown; Tom and Polly and their children, TJ, Tatum and Dutch, in Fairport; Uncle Walter Gladstone of Andes; Aunt Carole and Eliot Loeb of Saratoga; and Uncle Paul Watson of Bennington, Vermont.

Contributions to her memory will graciously be accepted to the Parker & Blake Protzman Student Fund at Key Bank, 154 Quaker Road, Queensbury, NY  12804.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at The Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4636 State Highway 28, Hartwick Seminary, with the Rev'd Paul R. Messner, pastor, officiating. A reception afterward will be held at the Hendricks Home in Milford for all friends and family.

As Liz leaves this world, she reminds us to "have a good ride!"


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Edward L. Kirn, Sr.

February 9, 1919 - August 2, 2011

To live one's life with honor and dignity
Like the fairways we walk
Our path to eternal happiness
will be forever green

COOPERSTOWN - Edward Louis Kirn, Sr., a longtime area resident who owned and operated Kirn's Body Shop in Cooperstown, died Tuesday morning, August 2, 2011, at Otsego Manor.  He was 92.

Born February 9, 1919, in Red Lodge, Montana, he was a son of Albert and Rose (Ossinich) Kirn.  His father was working as a coal miner in Montana when Ed was born, but in the 1920s the family moved to Michigan and his father went to work on the assembly lines for the Ford Motor Company.  The family later moved to Pennsylvania and then in 1931 settled in Town of Middlefield where Ed attended a one room schoolhouse in Middlefield Center.  In the late 1930s the Kirns purchased a dairy farm in Hartwick and settled there.

On November 22, 1941, Ed married the former Mollie Marie Oblak in a ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Hartwick. 

From the 1940s until the 1960s Ed continued working on his family's farm.  In the late 1950s he was also employed as a machinist in Clayville, as well as a body man for Al Welch and Ed Smith.  In 1966 Ed went into business for himself  and opened Kirn's Body Shop in the space formerly occupied by Cook's Garage.  In 1978 he built the current facility just south of the village on State Highway 28.

Ed was a true outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.  Trap and skeet shooting, turkey hunting, and ice and deep sea fishing, were all hobbies Ed enjoyed to the fullest.  His ability with a gun was legendary and his friends and family called him "Hawkeye" for being such an incredible shot.  Ed also enjoyed bowling, snowmobiling and, in the era of town baseball teams, was a talented baseball player.  Later in life he took up golf, which became a passion for him, leading him all the way to Scotland where he played on St. Andrew's Links, the Home of Golf. 

Proud of his Austrian and Slovenian heritage, he was a 50-year member of the Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota (SNPJ) and was a communicant of St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown.

Ed is survived by two daughters, Rosemary Hoag and her husband, Donald, of Toddsville and Joan Cauley and her husband, Timothy, of Lake Wales, Florida and Altamar; two sons, Edward L. Kirn, Jr. and his wife, Pat, of Canton, Georgia and Robert G. Kirn and his wife, Charlene, of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Hartman of Dearborn, Michigan; one brother, Rudy Kirn and his wife, "Giz", of Union Lake, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Mollie, who died June 2, 2005.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 5, 2011, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding.  The Rite of Committal and Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Index.

Friends may call at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown from 6 - 8 on Thursday evening, August 4, 2011 when Ed's family will be in attendance.

As an alternative to flowers, Ed's family suggests memorial contributions be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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Margaret K. Jensen

May 16, 1922 - July 21, 2011

OAKSVILLE - Mrs. Margaret K. Jensen, a native of the Cooperstown area who lived for many years in Oaksville, died Thursday morning, July 21, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Ellen J. O'Connor, in Easton, Connecticut.  She was 89.

Born May 16, 1922, at the Thanksgiving Hospital in Cooperstown, she was a daughter of Thomas Frances Kiley and Anna (Jones) Kiley.

When she was 5 weeks old, Margaret moved with her family to Detroit, Michigan.  Tragically, her mother died when Margaret was only 5 years old, and one year later the family moved back to Cooperstown. 

Margaret graduated from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1940, and later graduated from Mildred Elley Secretarial School. 

On May 16, 1948, she married Stanley Howard Jensen in Cooperstown, and they spent the next 25 years together until Stanley died April 17, 1975.

During her life, Margaret was employed at Remington Arms, the First National Bank of Cooperstown, and during World War II for the Rationing Board.  She was also employed by Cooperstown Extension Service, Jensen Baldwin Oil Company, Herkimer Petroleum, and Agway Oil Company.  What many people will fondly remember her doing was providing in-home child day-care for hundreds of children over the years.

Long active in local organizations, Margaret was a member of the Cooperstown Native Daughters, was a member, past president and director of the Criterion Club, was a member of the Otsego County Federation of Woman's Clubs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Unit 7128 in Cooperstown, the Fly Creek Area Historical Society, and was a Life Member of the Fly Creek Volunteer Fire Company  Auxiliary.  Throughout the years she was also active in politics.  For 12 years she served as chairman of the Town of Otsego Democratic Party, for five years as vice chairman of the Otsego County Democratic Party, and for four years was a committee member with the New York Democratic Party.

Margaret is survived by her brother, Thomas Frances Kiley, his wife, Arlene, and their daughter, Carole and her husband, Ren McCoy; one son, Robert S. Jensen, his wife, Lina, and their daughter, Melissa and son, Christopher; one daughter, Ellen Jensen O'Connor, her husband, Geoffrey, and their son, Brendan, and daughter, Kacey; and one son, Gregory N. Jensen, his wife, Deborah, and their sons, Gregory, Christian and Michael.  She is further survived by her in-laws, Irving (Buster) Jensen and his wife, Caroline, Clara Jensen Clapp, and Charles Knapp, as well as all her beloved nieces and nephews whom she held dear to her heart.

In addition to her mother, father and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her sister, Cornelia Kiley Knapp, and an infant daughter, Marjorie Ann Jensen.

Friends called at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, when Margaret's family was in attendance.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at  Noon on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding.

The Service of Committal and Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Index.

As an alternative to flowers, Margaret's family suggests memorial donations be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 99 Hawley Lane, Unit 1204, Stratford, CT  06614.

Arrangements were under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 


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Gerald F. Jennings

December 3, 1926 - July 21, 2011

COOPERSTOWN - Gerald F. ("Jerry") Jennings, a native of Cooperstown, died Thursday morning, July 21, 2011, with his loving family beside him at Otsego Manor.  He was 84.

Born December 3, 1926, at the family homestead in Phoenix Mills, he was one of  seven children of Charles E. and Frances A. (Trask) Jennings.

Raised in Cooperstown, he attended local schools until he enlisted in the military in 1945.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army with the Headquarters Squadron 4th Air Depot Group during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines when the peace treaty ending the war was signed. He received his Honorable Discharge from the military on December 19, 1946,  having attained the rank of Sergeant First Class.  Just recently he received a Certificate of Appreciation for his service in the United States Army on behalf of the partnership between Catskill Area Hospice and the Veterans Administration.

He returned to his native Cooperstown, and on August 27, 1950, he married the former Mildred L. ("Millie") Bridger  in the parsonage of the Westville Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Miller officiating.  For the next 60 years, Jerry and Millie made their home and raised their family on Elm Street in the Village of Cooperstown.  

His career as a master plumber started with McEwan Hardware in Cooperstown. He was first employed in retail sales, and then moved into their shop where he became the foreman.  In 1969 Jerry and Merritt Harvey went into business together and formed Harvey and Jennings, Inc., which provided plumbing and heating services.  In 1974 Jerry and Merritt both received opportunities to work for the State of New York and dissolved their business.  Jerry was hired by the State of New York as a foreman on the restoration of  Hyde Hall and was also in charge of the restoration of a broom factory in Schoharie County.  In 1976 he was promoted to Building Restoration Specialist for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation in the Central New York Region and retired in 1984.

Of the Baptist faith, Jerry was also a member of the Clark F. Simmons American Legion Post No. 579 and the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128.

When he wasn't working, Jerry was happiest at home, always fixing what needed to be fixed - a vacation would actually have been work to him.  He will be greatly missed by his family and long-time friends. 

Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Millie, of Cooperstown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Susan Jennings of Hartwick and Charles ("Chip") and Carol Jennings of Cooperstown; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and William McCormick of Catskill; five grandchildren, Jessica Bryan and her husband Mark, Bernadette Wellek and her husband Mike, Colleen Lanigan, Adam Jennings and Kerri Jennings; three step grandchildren, Angelina, Joey and Kyrie McCormick; two great grandchildren, Christopher and Mia Bryan; one sister, Alice Tomasi of Richfield Springs; one brother, Ronald Jennings and his wife Edith of Phoenix Mills; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Phyllis Newell and her husband Mike; and a special lifelong family friend, Tom Morrissey of New York City.

He was predeceased by four brothers, Robert C. Jennings, Richard A. Jennings, Arnold R. Jennings and Douglas L. Jennings.

Friends may call at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011, when Jerry's family will be in attendance.

A memorial service will be offered at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2011, with the Rev. Douglas Deer, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, officiating.  Burial will follow in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery, where Military Honors will be accorded by members of the Clark F. Simmons American Legion Post No. 579, the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128, and a contingent from the New York State Military Forces Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY  13820, or Cooperstown Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 322, Cooperstown, NY  13326, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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William L. Sheldon

COOPERSTOWN - William L. Sheldon, 89, passed away peacefully with his family at his side late Saturday afternoon, July 16, 2011, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. 

At the request of the family, services and interment will be private.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


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James "Peter" Blackledge, Jr.

March 16, 1944 - July 15, 2011

SCHUYLER LAKE - James "Peter" Blackledge, Jr., a local contractor who was devoted to his family and community, died Friday afternoon, July 15, 2011, at his home that he built in the Town of Exeter, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 67.

A native of New Jersey, Peter was born March 16, 1944, in Englewood, New Jersey, a son of  James Peter Blackledge, Sr. and Lillian Phyllis (Bard) Blackledge.

In 1962 he graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, New Jersey. 

On June 26, 1965, Peter married the former Maxine Miller in a ceremony at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Cresskill, NJ. 

As a young man, Peter entered the field of construction.  After he graduated from high school, he first worked for Bruce Gardner General Contractor.  However the war in Vietnam was in full force, and Peter was inducted into the United States Army on April 19, 1968.  He served a tour of duty in Vietnam as a part of the 9th Infantry Division, and earned three Bronze Stars and two Army Commendation Medals.  On November 21, 1969, he received his Honorable Discharge from the military, and returned to his wife and home in New Jersey.

He went back to work for Bruce Gardner as a foreman, but left in 1971 to work with K.B.C. Smith Construction, where he also served as a foreman.

It was during this time that he began visiting upstate New York, and eventually bought some land in the Town of Exeter and built a house.

Peter and his family moved permanently to their new home in 1974, and in 1977 he began working with Gus Pfeuffer and Hilltop Construction. He worked with Gus for the next 12 years and then started his own general contracting business, Blackledge Construction.

During his years in Otsego County, he served his community and fellow citizens well in several capacities.  He was an active and dedicated member of the Schuyler Lake Volunteer Fire Department, and served as Fire Chief from 1989 until 1991,   and later as Assistant Fire Chief.   From 1989 until 2010 he was a councilman for the Town of Exeter and also served as a member of the Otsego County Republican Committee for almost 15 years.

Peter will be remembered by his family and friends as a wonderful contractor who
built many houses in the area.  He taught his skills to his son, Brian, who continues the tradition of quality craftsmanship that Peter always put forth throughout his life. 

Peter is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maxine, of Burlington Flats; a son, Brian Peter Blackledge, and his wife, Stacy, of Hartwick; two grandchildren, Riley and Lilly Blackledge;  two sisters, Joann Boozer of Georgia and Joyce Hammel of Parkville, Maryland; one brother, Craig Blackledge of Richfield Springs; and many nieces and nephews. 

He is further survived by his wife's brother, John Miller, and his wife, Pamela, of Cooperstown, and his wife's sister, Nancy Schedivy and her husband, Raymond, of Crystal River, FL.

In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by one brother, Charles ("Chuck") Blackledge, and a brother-in-law, Jack Boozer.

Memorial Services will be offered at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.  The services will begin with a Firefighter Memorial Service conducted by members of the Schuyler Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the Otsego County Fireman's Association.  This will be followed by a service of remembrance led by the Rev. John C. Young.   At the conclusion of services, Military Honors will be accorded by members of the Cooperstown Veterans Club and a contingent from the New York State Military Forces Honor Guard. 

Peter's family suggests memorial contributions be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY  13820.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 


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Monroe John "Jack" Burch

January 16, 1953 - July 1, 2011

HARTWICK - Monroe John Burch, better known as "Jack", died unexpectedly Friday night, July 1, 2011, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.  He was 58.

Born January 16, 1953, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown,  Jack was a son of Marjorie (Conover) Burch and Orlo G. Burch.

A lifelong resident of this area, Jack first attended elementary school in Hartwick, then Bugbee Elementary School in Oneonta, and later graduated from Oneonta High School in 1972.  He then attended Utica College of Syracuse University where he studied accounting, and graduated in 1976.

Jack was first employed for five years with ARC in Hartwick and then for the next four years with Crop Production in Oneonta.  He was currently serving as a longstanding/20+year employee in the internet technology department as an IT Specialist at the Cooperstown headquarters of the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway (NYSW).

Jack loved Hartwick and throughout the years served his family's community in several capacities.  For 29 years he was a member of Hartwick Fire Department Co. No. 1 and the Emergency Medical Squad.   Since he became a resident of Oak River Trailer Park, Index, he was currently serving with Hartwick Fire Department Co. No. 2.   In 1978 Jack served as the Supervisor of the Town of Hartwick.  For the next 19 years (1979-1997), he served as the Deputy Town Supervisor, during which time his sister, Carole Burch Donahue, served as Supervisor.  In 1979, Jack ran for the office of Otsego County Representative.  He also served at one time  as a Trustee of the First Baptist Church of Hartwick.

In his leisure, Jack enjoyed vacationing with his sister, Carole, and nephew, Tim.  Jack especially loved spending time in Daytona, Florida, and was an avid fan of NASCAR.  He also liked to go to the movies, attend Buffalo Bills football games, photography, delving into Hartwick history, and spending time with his family and his cat, Mariah. 

Jack is survived by his nephew, Timothy Donahue, and his wife, Meg Donahue, and their children, Kaylan, Andrea, M. Kelsea, Timothy "Devon", Aislinn and Brennan Donahue; niece Julie and Richard (Burr) Minckler, Malia and Maizie Minckler; nephew Orlo ("Bill") and Julie Burch, Orlo ("Nicholas") and Alyssa Burch; niece Shelley and Ed Jackson, Andrew, Anthony and Cooper; niece Kerry Burch and her husband , Jeremy Losaw; niece Amanda Burch;  nephew Matt Burch;  nephew David and Jessica Burch and Jacob Burch; niece Leah Burch; brothers Orlo C. Burch and wife, Cindy, and David G. Burch and wife, Sharon; his cat, Mariah; and his very good and devoted friend.

Jack was predeceased by his mother, Marjorie C. Burch, who died March 21, 1993; his father, Orlo G. Burch, who died February 9, 1994; and his sister, Carole Burch Donahue - with whom he was very close - who died August 26, 1998.

Friends are invited to pay their respects from 1 p.m.  to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown, when Jack's family will be in attendance.  

A funeral service will be offered at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown, with Phillip Sell, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hartwick, officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Burch and Conover family plot in Hartwick Cemetery. 

As an alternative to flowers, those who so desire may make memorial gifts in memory of Jack to the Hartwick Fire Department Co. No. 2, 4877 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY  13326 or to the American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY  13220-3049. 

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David H. Meffan

August 1, 1930 - July 1, 2011

WEYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - David H. Meffan, a resident of Cooperstown, formerly of Dorchester, Massachusetts, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth, Massachusetts.  He was 80.

A native of Massachusetts, he was born August 1, 1930 in Boston and resided in Dorchester.

He married Faye W. Meffan (née Robertson) November 30, 1974, in Boston.  Faye died January 21, 1994.

On October 30, 1948, David enlisted in the United States Navy, and proudly served his country during the Korean War.

For many years, he was employed as a corrections officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  

A resident of Cooperstown since 1981, David was an active and longtime member of the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128. 

He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Meffan, of Charlestown, Massachusetts; two grandsons, Henry and Jonathan; a brother, Robert Meffan, of Middleboro, Massachusetts; three great grandchildren; and a niece and several nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Grafton.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday, July 5, 2011, from 2-5 p.m. at the McDonald Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

A graveside service will be offered at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at St. Mary's Cemetery, Index.  Military Honors will be accorded by members of the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128, Cooperstown, and a contingent from the United States Navy Funeral Honor Guard. 

Donations in memory of David may be made to N.E. Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108.

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