Timothy M. West, Sr.

1956 - 2018

HARTWICK – Timothy M. West, Sr., beloved husband, cherished father and a dedicated member of the Hartwick community, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home Monday afternoon, July 2, 2018, following a courageous battle with glioblastoma. He was 61.

A native of Long Island, Tim was born on October 29, 1956, in Bethpage, a son of Hartland St. Claire West and Corinne Griffin Hanley West. 

On April 22, 1978, he married Victoria Maliszewski-also a Long Island native-at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church in Northport. They settled there and began raising a family. In November of 1991, they moved from Long Island to Hartwick where he established West Auto Transportation.

A certified Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) mechanic, Tim served for the past several years as a motor vehicle equipment mechanic for the New York State Police Troop C in Sidney.

A man dedicated to serving his community, Tim was a long-time member and current Assistant Chief of Hartwick Fire Department Company #1 and was a former Lieutenant with the Hartwick Emergency Squad. 

Of the Roman Catholic faith, he was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Cherry Valley.

Tim will be remembered for always helping anyone in need, as well as for his great work ethic and professional and responsible character as an automotive mechanic. Most of all, he will be missed by his family with whom he enjoyed spending as much time as he could. He will be greatly missed.

Tim is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Victoria West of Hartwick; his cherished children, Ryan West of Hartwick, Timothy West, Jr. and wife, Joelle of Hartwick, Patrick West of Utica and Thomas West and wife, Carolyn of the State of Maryland; his grandchildren (who affectionately called him “Pop”), Hartland, Lillian, Grace and Ellis Frable, and Shelby, Joseph and Andrew West; and his mother, Corinne West Frassa of Virginia. He is further survived by one sister, Patricia Lorenzen (Peter) of West Virginia; two brothers, Michael West (Virginia) and Daniel West (Christine) of Northport; many beloved nieces and nephews; and his wife’s siblings, Joanne Allison of Hartwick, Mary Ellen Hughes (Chris) of Northport, Patricia Altadonna (Jeff) of Centerport, and Christine Feehan (Bill) of Aurora, Illinois and their families. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Hartland St. Claire West; his eldest brother, Sean West; his mother and father-in-law, Eleanor P. and Joseph G. Maliszweski; and a brother-in-law, Robert G. Allison, Jr. 

Friends may call at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, on Thursday, July 5, 2018, from 2 - 4 and 6-8 p.m. when Tim's family will be in attendance. 

Following a private Mass of Christian Burial, the Service of Committal and Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018, at Hartwick Cemetery. Later that afternoon all are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life at 5 p.m. at Hartwick Fire Department Company #1. 

Tim's family extends their heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to members of the New York State Police for their selfless dedication and support throughout this difficult time. The family further extends their appreciation to all the Hospice nurses and aides who provided comfort and care for Tim at the end of his life, as well as to members of the community too numerous to name who gave of themselves in so many different ways during his courageous battle with cancer.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift in Tim’s name to the New York State Trooper Foundation at nystf.org, or Hartwick Fire Department, Company #1, PO Box 86, Hartwick, NY 13348, or Hartwick Emergency Squad, PO Box 208, Hartwick, NY 13348, or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820, or the Thomas Lindsey Foundation at thomaslindseyfoundation.com.

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.

Dorothy M. Roediger

1930 - 2018

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Dorothy Marie Roediger, formerly of Richfield Springs and Spring Hill, Florida, passed away June 19, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Springfield Center. She was 88.

Born March 25, 1930, on Staten Island, Dorothy (“Dot”) was the daughter of William Joseph and Marie (Konroyal) Romaine. 

Dot was as funny and witty as she was elegant. Beautiful inside and out, she was never known to say an unkind word about anyone. Dot loved growing beautiful flowers and arranging them artfully. She was a loving mom and homemaker. Dot was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and she enjoyed sharing Bible knowledge with others.

In 1955, she married Richard ("Rick") William Roediger in Teaneck, New Jersey. They lived in Park Ridge and Hackensack, New Jersey. They moved to Warwick, New York and eventually to Exeter to raise their family. 

Following retirement, Dot and Rick operated Wagon Wheel Antiques on Route 20 in Richfield Springs, New York, where they lived until 1994. After wintering in the south for a number of years, they moved to Florida to enjoy a warmer climate. Their marriage was a loving union, full of devotion, support and respect. Following her husband’s death in 2014, Dot came to reside at Woodside Hall in Cooperstown. 

Dot is survived by her devoted daughter, Diane Wells and her partner, Rob Fiorentino, of Springfield Center; six grandchildren, Amber Lange and husband, Jaret, of West Sand Lake, David Wells, Jr. and partner, Amy Wells, of West Winfield, Nate Wells and wife, Viki, of Endicott, Brian Wells and wife, Mandie, of Sidney, Sarah Wells of Florida, Denise Malyana of Utica; and 11 great grandchildren, Mia, Sierra and Luke Lange, Kazmira Wells, Brian Wells, Jr., Amir and Sami Malyana, Kaylei Brown, Rena and Dennis Carlton, and Dani Wells

In addition to her parents, Dot was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Rick Roediger, who died in 2014, and a daughter, Gail Marie Wells, who also passed away in 2014.

A private memorial gathering will be held at the Otsego Golf Club in August.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Woodside Hall who cared for Dot’s daily needs, as well as the nurses and aides at Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care who helped provide comfort and care at the end of her life.

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


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.