Kyle W. Bronson

1989 - 2017

COOPERSTOWN - Kyle Willard Bronson, beloved father, son, and friend to many, died tragically Tuesday, July 18, 2017, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on County Highway 11 in the Town of Hartwick. He was 28.

Born January 19, 1989, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, Kyle was a son of Michael J. Bronson, Sr. and Patricia Mower Bronson.

Raised in Cooperstown, he graduated from Cooperstown Central School with the Class of 2008. For the past 7 years he had been employed as a residential counselor at Springbrook, where he was very well-respected and liked by the staff and residents alike.

Throughout his life, Kyle would do whatever he could to help just about anyone, and would always drop whatever he was doing to do so. This held true especially when it came to work that needed doing on the family farm. His favorite saying was "If there's a will there's a way" and he lived this motto everyday of his brief life. He loved his dogs, had a passion for hunting, and was an adrenaline junkie--he had "a need for speed". 

Most importantly, Kyle remained a dedicated family man who constantly doted on his daughter, Skyla--whom he loved dearly--and he was anxiously awaiting the birth of his second daughter, Sophia, who is due any day. Kyle will be fondly remembered as the glue that kept his entire family together--he will be greatly missed by them and his many, many friends.  

Kyle is survived by his girlfriend, Lindsay Arnold and their beloved daughter, Skyla Bronson of Cooperstown; his mother, Patricia E. Bronson and step-father, Larry J. Kukenberger, Sr. of Cooperstown; his father, Michael J. Bronson, Sr. of Cooperstown; a sister, Donna Lutz and husband, Nicholas, and their children, Addilee, Dakota and Kenzie of Milford; two brothers, Mike and Amanda Bronson and their children, Hayden and Mason of Oneonta, and Keith Bronson and wife, Veronica, and their children Parker, Miranda and Sage of Cooperstown; a stepbrother, Larry J. "L.J." Kukenberger, Jr. of Richfield Springs, and many, many close friends. 

He was predeceased by his favorite aunt, Margaret Orendorff, who died July 29, 2016.  

A gathering for family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1-6 pm at the family farm at 1028 County Highway 33, Cooperstown.

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


If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.

Edwin W. Thorne

1932 - 2017

OAKSVILLE - Edwin W. Thorne, 84, of Oaksville, passed away late Friday afternoon, July 7, 2017, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Cooperstown September 25, 1932, a son of Loren E. and C. Emergene (Thayer) Thorne, and graduated with the Class of 1951 from Cooperstown High School.

On October 10, 1953, Ed married Joyce Marie Cross in a ceremony at the Cooperstown Methodist Church. 

For 37 1/2 years he was employed by the Otsego County Forestry Department and was involved with building several County parks, including the one at Copes Corners. At the time of his retirement he held the position of Parks Foreman. 

Actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years, Ed served as a Leader of Troop 7 and for 22 years was District Camping Chairman. A true outdoorsman, he loved camping with his family, hunting and fishing, and was a member of the Oneonta Pistol Team. He was also a Life Member of the Fly Creek Area Historical Society and was noted for his pancakes at breakfasts sponsored by the Society. An avid woodworker, Ed could repair almost anything. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Ed is survived by his loving wife and best friend for 64 years, Judy Thorne of Oaksville; two sons, Edwin W. Thorne, Jr. and wife, Patricia of Sidney and Thomas L. Thorne and wife, Susan of Cortland; one daughter, Lori Jean Scorzelli and husband, George of Warnerville; six grandchildren, Crystal Hurn of Cobleskill, Jessica Thorne of Woodside, Tamara Freed of McGraw, and Katrina, Matthew and Benjamin Thorne of Cortland; nine great grandchildren, Victoria, Karissa, Lucas, Spencer, Harpyr, Makayla, Kristabella, Desmond and Serenity; two brothers, Ralph Thorne and wife, Delores of Franklin Square and Marshall Thorne and wife, Sandra of Cooperstown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was predeceased by one grandson, Shawn A. Hurn, who died January 7, 2015.

Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, on Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, beginning at 10 a.m.

A Funeral Service will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Funeral Home with Ed's good friend Jim Atwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery on Cemetery Road in Fly Creek. 

Expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to the Fly Creek Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 87, Fly Creek, NY 13337 or the Fly Creek Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 218, Fly Creek, NY 13337.

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


If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.

Lindsay Macarthur, Jr.

1929 - 2017

COOPERSTOWN - Lindsay Macarthur, Jr., 87, of Venice, FL and Cooperstown, NY, died Thursday afternoon, July 6, 2017, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown with his family by his side.

Lindsay was born November 15, 1929, in New York City, son of Lindsay and Alice née Smith Macarthur, Sr. He grew up in Mahwah, NJ and attended Ramsey High School. 

After graduating with the Class of 1952 from Bowdoin College with a bachelor's degree in economics, Lindsay went to work for Hanover Trust Company in New York City. After only a few weeks of employment, Lindsay entered into active service with the United States Marine Corps on September 20, 1952, and proudly served his country during the Korean War. 

Upon receiving his honorable discharge from the military on August 16, 1954, Lindsay returned to Hanover Trust Company. Following a successful career in the banking industry, he retired from Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company as an Executive Vice President in June1992. 

One of Lindsay's favorite pastimes was playing Bridge, and it was while doing so that he met his future wife, Warrene S. Nichols. Lindsay and Lennie were united in marriage on February 22, 1969, in the Chapel at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ridgewood, NJ, and they settled in Ho-Ho-Kus. Since 1992 Lindsay and Lennie divided their time between homes in Venice, FL and Cooperstown, NY. 

In addition to Bridge, Lindsay's greatest joys in life were his family, tennis and golf. He was a member of the Cooperstown Country Club, enjoyed playing golf at the Leatherstocking Golf Course, and was a member of the Mission Valley Golf and Country Club in Nokomis, Florida. A member of the Venice Presbyterian Church in Venice, FL he was also an ardent participant and supporter of Habitat for Humanity. 

Lindsay is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lennie Macarthur of Venice, FL and Cooperstown, NY; four children, Anne M. Booth and husband, Thomas of Winston-Salem, NC, Jennifer M. Davis and husband, Louis D. "Tripp" Davis III of Abington, PA, David P. Nichols and wife, Louise Reid Boyce Nichols of Wilmington, DE, and Peter L. Macarthur of Dobbs Ferry, NY; four grandchildren, Owen P. Davis (Midshipman, 3C USNA), Gwenyth A. Davis, Eliza Campbell Nichols and William H.W. Nichols; and several nieces. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Macarthur Stewart. 

The Macarthur Family will receive friends Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. at their home at 166 Stockingbrook Road in Pierstown for a time of remembrance, fellowship and refreshment. 

In lieu of flowers, those who desire to make a donation in memory of Lindsay are respectfully asked to consider Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc., 280 Alligator Drive, Venice, FL 34293, or a charity of your choice.

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


If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.