Catherine Pauline Schweitzer

1926 - 2023

Catherine Pauline Schweitzer, known to many as Kay, Katy, or Mimi, of Hartwick, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2023 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. She was 96 years old. 

Kay was born on October 26, 1926 in Little York, New Jersey to the late Margaret (Gallagher) Mai and the late Philip Mai Sr. Her early childhood was on a farm in the New Jersey countryside with her 13 brothers and sisters. When the family moved to Avenel, NJ, the one-room schoolhouse she and her siblings attended actually closed for lack of students. During World War II, she worked for the Regina Corporation (known for its vacuums) making bomb fuses. 

Kay married the late Donald Schweitzer on July 13, 1947, in St. Andrews Catholic Church, Avenel. After Don retired in 1983, they moved from Edison, NJ to Hartwick. She was a widow since 1988 and lived independently into her 90s. She enjoyed gardening, feeding her backyard birds, cooking for her family, and taking care of her grandchildren. In her early life in New Jersey, she enjoyed being a troop leader for Girl Scouts.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen Hoffman. She is survived by her son, George Schweitzer and his partner, Pamela Markel, of Windsor, PA, and her daughter, Theresa Covert, of West Winfield.

She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Margaret Hoffman and her partner, David Sherman, of Southport, ME; Colleen Witter, her husband, Jason, and their children Mackenzie and Gwendolyn, of West Winfield; Dana Conte, her husband, Nathan, and their children Joseph, Kathryn, and John, of Hartwick; Lisa Covert, her husband, Jason Rashkow, and their daughter, Cora Rashkow, of Castleton-on-Hudson, NY; and Patrick Schweitzer, of Red Lion, PA.

She is survived by her sister, Victoria Stavick, of Whiting, NJ, and many extended family members. She was predeceased by her brothers: Philip Jr., William, Gustave, John, and Frank, and her sisters: Pauline Mai, Florence Schink, Susan McQueeney, Elizabeth Baumle, Mary Johanesen, Grace Rimkus, and Margaret Kato.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2023, at Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2023, at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. Michael Cambi, Pastor officiating. To view a live stream of the Mass, please go to and click on “View the Livestream Here.” 

Immediately following the Mass a time of remembrance and fellowship will be held in the St. Mary's Parish Hall and all are welcome to join.

A private family burial will be later this Spring in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Index.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial donations may be made to the Hartwick Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 208, Hartwick, NY  13348.

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.

Joshua Stephen Quinlan

1988 - 2023

ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA – Joshua Stephen Quinlan, “Josh”, 34, of Arden, North Carolina died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

Josh was born in Southampton on February 29, 1988, to the Reverends Lin Grace Rohr of Massachusetts and Stephen J. Quinlan of Indiana. He married Christen Markwell in 2012. Their children, Theodore “Teddy,” age 9, Annastasia “Anna,” age 5, Timothy “Huckleberry”, age 3 and Joseph, age 1 were the joys in his life.

Josh lived in Cooperstown from 1998-2003. In many ways, it took the village to raise the boy. As in childhood, in adulthood, Josh chose to journey through life in his own unique way. Explorations, experiences, adventures, and the avalanches of consequences that sometimes accompanied them were all a part of his expansive world. He loved the outdoors whether it was camping, fishing, hunting gemstones, or foraging for wild mushrooms. Josh was a hands-on person who loved leathercraft, tattoo art and tinkering with cars. He had an insatiable curiosity and was full of all kinds of trivia. At 6’8” Josh was a gentle giant of a man, a helpful friend to everyone he met. 

Josh is survived by his spouse Christen and their children, his parents, his stepfather Scott Ritchie, and his stepmother Melanie Ventrice. Josh is also survived by his sister Stephanie Rohr and her wife Devora Rohr, his sister Kate Quinlan and his brother Joseph Quinlan, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Josh loved his family deeply and was deeply loved by them. His family and many friends will miss him more than we can ever say.

A service celebrating Joshua’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at The First Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to The First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown, 25 Church Street, Cooperstown, NY  13326, or the Housing Assistance Corporation’s homeless prevention fund, 60 West Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601. 

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.