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Donald Louis Savastano

October 30, 1966 - January 26, 2018

Donald Louis Savastano passed away suddenly on Friday, January 26, 2018 after a recent diagnosis of stage 4 cancer. Don was born in Queens, New York and grew up on Long Island. He had become a carpenter after working with and learning from his dad as a kid. Don did work for commercial companies but after moving to Sidney and a short time with the union he became a successful self employed...
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Dennis Anthony Chicorelli

September 23, 1946 - January 24, 2018

GOODYEAR LAKE - Dennis Anthony Chicorelli, 71, of Goodyear Lake passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2017 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.He was born September 23, 1946 in Portsmouth, VA the son of the late Anthony and Frances (Beach) Chicorelli.Upon graduation, Dennis joined the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era. On June 29, 1974, Dennis married Gale...
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Arlean M. Norton

May 26, 1927 - January 22, 2018

Arlean M. Norton, 90, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2018 at The Home of The Good Shepherd in Malta, NY with her son and daughter at her side. She was born in Carbondale, PA on May 26, 1927, the daughter of Michael & Caroline Zagata. A lifelong resident of Oneonta, she graduated from OHS, the Class of 1944 and was the loving wife to the late John H. (Jack) Norton. She worked at The...
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John Clemens

December 13, 1939 - January 8, 2018

John Kirk Clemens, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at Hartwick College, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, from complications due to Alzheimer's' disease. John began his professorial career at Hartwick College in 1980. In addition to teaching, a passion he held throughout his 34-year career, he established the Hartwick Humanities in Management Institute as a result of...
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Dorothy C. Raemsch

March 1, 1926 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Michael Thomas Miller

September 27, 1961 - January 6, 2018

Michael T. (Thomas) Miller of Oneonta (Milford Center) died suddenly, Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was 56.Mike was an avid outdoorsman/woodsman. Many of the locust fence posts on the farms in the area are made by him.Mike is survived by his mother, Irene M. Miller; and sister, Meghan (Miller) Contento. He was much loved by his family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Alfred T....
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David John Knapp

July 14, 1956 - January 2, 2018

David John Knapp July 14, 1956-January 2, 2018Dave was called home to be with the Lord after a short reoccurrence battle with cancer. Dave was a 20 plus year cancer survivor and the family is thankful they were given the gift of twenty additional years with Dave.Dave grew up in West Oneonta and has been a life- long resident of the Oneonta area.Dave recently retired from the Oneonta City...
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Bertha S. Dana

January 10, 1921 - December 30, 2017

Bertha S. Dana passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017, just shy of her 97th birthday.She was born on January 10, 1921 in Carbondale, PA, the daughter of Raymond and Tabitha (Lewis) Schuster. She married Floyd A. Dana on August 9, 1947 at St. James Episcopal Church, Oneonta.Bertha graduated from Oneonta High School in 1938, spent one year at SUNY Oneonta and graduated from business school in...
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Janice N. Mastro

August 28, 1929 - December 27, 2017

Janice N. Mastro, 88, of Oneonta, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at home in Oneonta.She was born on August 28, 1929 in Yonkers, the daughter of Duncan S. and Mary (Nelso) McGregor. She married Albert J. Mastro on August 26, 1967. He predeceased her on April 26, 2011.Growing up, Janice attended Commercial High School graduating with secretarial diplomas. She worked as a secretary for...
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Patricia M. Torres

July 24, 1946 - December 17, 2017

Patricia M. Torres, 71 of Oneonta, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017.She was born on July 24, 1946 in Binghamton, the daughter of Harold and Leah (Nichols) Dillenbeck.She is survived by her siblings and several children.Friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 3-5pm at the Wells Bridge Baptist Church, 7 Church Street, Wells Bridge, where a memorial service...
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Richard W. Powell

October 18, 1956 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Alexandrina Fonseca

August 14, 1916 - December 6, 2017

Alexandrina Fonseca, 101, of Otego passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.She was born August 14, 1916 in New Bedford, MA the daughter of Edward and Alexandrina (Aguiar) Vieira.For many years she was a seamstress in New Bedford, MA. Alexandrina was first married to Jose Fernandes on January 30, 1937 in New Bedford, MA. Jose predeceased her on June 11, 1953. ...
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Francis M. Hosier

September 8, 1935 - November 29, 2017

My "laughing Irishman", the love of my life, who never met a stranger, who spread joy wherever he went, who delighted in doing for others, who could sell snowballs in Alaska, and who would find what anyone professed an interest in, from a car or a truck to an apartment house, and everything in between, was called home to heaven on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, to help our Lord spread joy in...
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Kathleen M. Cranston

April 12, 1945 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Denis Michael Hennessy

June 9, 1938 - November 24, 2017

MOUNT VISION - Denis Michael Hennessy, 79, died peacefully on Nov. 24, 2017, surrounded by his family at St. Luke's Hospital in Utica. Denis was born to George and Sophie (Russell) Hennessy on June 9, 1938, in Queens. He had two older brothers, George and James "Babe." At Richmond Hill High School he was a catcher on the baseball team and graduated as valedictorian. He went on to graduate from...
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Anita Laura Pfleiderer

November 16, 1935 - November 24, 2017

Mercifully, God called Anita Vaccaro Pfleiderer early on Friday, November 24 to be by his side. All who knew Anita will always remember that she spent her life growing every gift and talent that God bestowed upon her to its fullest potential. She leaves behind her constant companion, and husband of 52 years, John Noel Pfleiderer; her three grateful children, Larry, Ann, and Elaine; and the...
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Linda L. Field

June 29, 1950 - November 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Ann M. Oliver

October 17, 1922 - November 21, 2017

Ann M. Oliver, 95, of Oneonta, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at AO Fox Nursing home in Oneonta.She was born on October 17, 1922 in Oneonta, the daughter of Nicholas and Katerina Mondillo.Ann was a life-long resident of Oneonta. She worked at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital as a Nurse's Aid for many years. She loved to attend the summer music festivals at Hunter Mountain, specifically the...
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James J. Brady

December 19, 1944 - November 14, 2017

James "Jim" Brady, 72, of Oneonta, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Oneonta.He was born on December 19, 1944 in Co. Monaghan, Ireland, the son of John Joseph and Mary (Lappin) Brady. He married Rosaleen McGill on September 7, 1974.Jim was a former coach at St. Barnabas Gaelic Football Club and member of the Gaelic Athletic Association in New York, NY. He was a member of...
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Grace L. VanCuren

October 14, 1917 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Kyle Luis Jaramillo

May 25, 1999 - November 4, 2017

Kyle Luis Jaramillo, 18 of Oneonta, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at home in Oneonta.He was born on May 25, 1999 the son of Luis and Nicole (Dieppa) Jaramillo.A 2017 graduate of Oneonta High School, Kyle played Little League in Oneonta most of his life. He enjoyed music and several other hobbies besides baseball including body building. He is survived by his mother,...
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Claudia B. Naragon

July 8, 1947 - October 26, 2017

Claudia Barbara Naragon, 70, passed away peacefully at home on October 26th, 2017. Claudia was the wife of William (Bill) P. Naragon. Claudia and Bill shared 48 years of marriage together.Claudia was born in Brooklyn, NY. She was the daughter of Gerald T. and Barbara M. Smith. She graduated from Cooperstown Central School and in later years, became a certified Purchasing Agent. Claudia...
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Cecilio A. Torres

November 22, 1931 - October 18, 2017

Cecilio A. Torres, known to many as Chico, 85, of Oneonta, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2017.He was born on November 22, 1931 in Cuoma, Puerto Rico, the son of Marcos and Fernanda (Melendez) Torres. Chico grew up in Puerto Rico. He left school when he was young to work, plowing fields with oxen on local farms. As a youth, he had the opportunity to go to Florida to play baseball on a...
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Ronald M. Brzenk

January 30, 1949 - October 13, 2017

Dr. Ronald Brzenk (PhD), 68, of Oneonta passed away Friday, October 13th 2017 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer at his home surrounded by his loved ones.He was born on January 30th, 1949 in Jersey City, NJ, son of Francis and Anna Brzenk. Ron was predeceased by the love of his life and the center of his universe, his wife of forty six years, Karen Brzenk.Ron was a graduate of St....
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Edward P. O'Malley

September 23, 1958 - September 23, 2017

Edward P. O'Malley, Age 59, from Pottstown, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully at home on Saturday September 23, 2017 surrounded by his family. To all that knew him he was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.Edward was born on September 23, 1958 in Oneonta, the son of William and Marie O'Malley. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1977, Broome Community...
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Helen Ferguson

September 29, 1926 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Betty E. Snyder

December 5, 1919 - September 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Charles F. Meeker

December 12, 1926 - September 13, 2017

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Charles F. Meeker, Jr. "June" went to be with the Lord and join his wife, Marlyn, whom he loved and missed dearly. Charles was born on December 12, 1926 in Prattsville, the son of Charles and Alzina Meeker. He graduated from Gilboa-Conesville C.S. in June 1945. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving under General George Patton in the 309th...
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Lucas D. Rothenberger

November 1, 1988 - September 6, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Lucas Dale Rothenberger share the sadness of his passing on September 6, 2017.He was a loving son, brother, father and friend. Lucas will forever be remembered for his generous heart, gentle soul, and playful smile.Calling hours will take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm at the Lester R Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta,...
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Ilene B. Arlet

June 1, 1956 - September 4, 2017

Ilene Barbara Arlet, 61, of Oneonta, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at AO Fox Hospital in Oneonta.She was born on June 1, 1956 in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of Herbert and Mildred (Baumann) Seligman. She married John R. Arlet on December 13, 2002.Ilene received her Bachelor's from SUNY Oneonta in sociology and her Master's degree in social sciences from SUNY Binghamton.She regularly...
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Marion F. O'Brien

January 17, 1946 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Siro Mark Vergari

May 1, 1990 - August 17, 2017

Siro Mark Vergari left this world on the wings of angels Aug. 17, 2017. He was 27 years old.He is survived by his mother, Kathleen Hartman; his father, Mark Vergari; his brothers and sisters, Aaron, Keli, Elijah, Clairice, Giulian, and Danielle; his grandfather, Siro Vergari; his grandmother, Beverly Olive; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Siro was a wonderful and...
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Edward Paul Hogan

February 15, 1934 - August 16, 2017

ONEONTA - Edward Paul (Papa) Hogan 83, passed away unexpectedly Aug 16th, 2017. A life long resident of Oneonta, born February 15th, 1934 to Raymond Francis and Madeline (Egglestine) Hogan of Oneonta. He graduated from Oneonta High School where he sang in school musicals and State choir competitions. He worked in The City Drug Store where he met his future bride, Nancy (Southern). They were...
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John T. Shufelt

February 9, 1951 - August 12, 2017

John T. Shufelt age 66, of Oneonta, lost his courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at home.John was born on February 9, 1951 in Cobleskill, NY to the late William F. and Mary (Byrne) Shufelt. He grew up in Middleburgh, NY with his one sister and three brothers and was a graduate of Middleburgh Central School, Class of 1969.John served in the U.S. Army from...
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Debra R. Keane

March 27, 1953 - August 9, 2017

Debra R. Keane, 64, of Oneonta passed away peacefully after a brief illness, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Bassett Hospital.She was born March 27, 1953 in Oneonta the daughter of the late Thomas and Betty Riley.For many years, Deb worked as a shift leader at Hannaford in Oneonta.She was a loving and kind person with a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. She had a great sense of humor...
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Marjorie Paddleford

December 15, 1924 - August 6, 2017

Marjorie Mabel Paddleford, 92, of Oneonta, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta. She was born on December 15, 1924 in Worcester the daughter of Howard E. and Rhea R. Boyd. She married George Paddleford on March 25, 1944. He predeceased her on February 14, 1996. Marjorie was known for her sense of humor and unconditional love of everyone. She was a big Elvis...
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S. Richard Thorn

May 19, 1924 - August 1, 2017

S. Richard Thorn, 93, of Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.He was born on May 19, 1924 in Westford, New York, the son of Kent and Carolyn (Roberts) Thorn. He married Doris Ketchum in 1955. She predeceased him on June 6, 2001.A 1941 graduate of Schenevus Central School, Richard grew up in Westford and Milford. He attended Albany Business...
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Calvin W. Chase

November 27, 1949 - July 31, 2017

Calvin W. Chase, known best to his friends as "Cal," passed away on July 31, 2017 after a long, courageously fought battle with cancer.He was born November 27, 1949 in Cooperstown, NY, son of June (Cobb) and Calvin L. Chase who predeceased him. He grew up in Milford, NY where he graduated from Milford Central School in 1967 as Valedictorian. He continued his education as a math major at...
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Roger Alan Carr

May 20, 1955 - July 28, 2017

Roger Alan Carr, 62, of Cooperstown passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Bassett Hospital after a short illness.He was born May 20, 1955 in Oneonta the son of Earl F. Carr, Jr. and Mary (Countryman) Carr.Roger graduated from Milford Central School the class of 1973.A lifelong area resident, Roger was a carpenter. He worked for himself and also several area contractors.He liked being in the...
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Heather T. Hotaling

June 10, 1964 - July 25, 2017

Heather T. Hotaling, 53, of Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.She was born on June 10, 1964 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the daughter of John O. and Nancy E. (Scarr) Thompson. She married Glenn R. Hotaling on July 27, 1985 at the First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta.A graduate of Oneonta High School, Heather went on to attend SUNY Oneonta and...
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Edward R. Thompson

March 16, 1922 - July 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Angel Manuel Carreras

September 21, 1947 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Santo Joseph Scarzafava

July 18, 1933 - July 11, 2017

Santo Joseph Scarzafava, 83, passed away on Tuesday July 11, 2017, at the NC State Veterans Home in Fayetteville, North Carolina.Santo was born in Childs, Pennsylvania, on July 18, 1933, to Frank and Filomena (Morelli) Scarzafava. While attending Oneonta High School, Santo showed exceptional artistic talent winning the art competition at the NY State Fair. Following high school, Santo joined the...
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Catherine L. Holstead

May 3, 1938 - July 9, 2017

Catherine L. Holstead, 79, of Oneonta, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.She was born May 3, 1938 in Farmingdale, the daughter of Paul and Frances (Bonventre) Tedesco. She married Robert H. Holstead on August 8, 1959.A 1959 graduate of SUCO, Cathy was employed briefly as a 4th grade teacher in Niskayuna. She then went on to become a reading teacher at Walton...
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Brian James Mathewson

September 5, 1966 - June 17, 2017

Brian James Mathewson, age 50, of Oneonta NY went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday June 17, 2017. Brian was surrounded by the love of his family when he passed after a courageous battle with cancer. Brian was a graduate of Oneonta High School class of 1985, and SUNY Delhi class of 1987 where he received training in food services. Brian loved to travel and moved from Oneonta...
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Jerry A. Shannon

March 31, 1924 - May 30, 2017

Jerry A Shannon, Jr. died peacefully on May 30, 2017 at A.O. Fox Memorial Nursing Home. He was born March 31, 1924 on Shannon Hill in Meshoppen, PA, the son of Jeremiah (Jerry) A. Shannon and Grace Roach Shannon.Jerry graduated from Meshoppen, PA High School. In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army and served with the 78th (Lightning) Division in three World War II campaigns in the...
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Madolyn M. Danzi

February 11, 1922 - May 28, 2017

Madolyn M. Danzi, 95 of Oneonta, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 28, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 11, 1922 in Oneonta, the daughter of Francis and Shelby (Nader) Monser. She married her best friend, Otto P. Danzi, on July 26, 1947 in Oneonta. He predeceased her on September 30, 2007.Madolyn started every day with her quiet time, reading her Bible and...
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Marian P. Halligan

March 3, 1929 - May 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Joseph Martino

April 18, 1939 - May 20, 2017

Joseph Martino, Jr. 78, of Oneonta, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born on April 18, 1939 in New Haven, CT, the son of Joseph Sr. and Florence (Messercola) Martino.Joe served his country during the Vietnam era in the US Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1966.Joe was employed...
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Patricia A. Allen

May 19, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Patricia A. Allen, 82, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.She was born December 16, 1934 in Mt. Kisco the daughter of the late George C. and Marie (Hanley) Supple.Pat graduated from Somers High School and attended SUNY Oneonta and was a Katharine Gibbs graduate. She then worked at General Foods in White Plains. On August 18, 1962, Patricia married...
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Olympia R. Burns

January 29, 1926 - May 17, 2017

Olympia R. (Russo) Burns, formerly of Oneonta, NY, passed away surrounded by family, in Woodstock, NY, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at age 91. Predeceased by her husband, Donald J. Burns, Sr.; her parents, Guiseppe and Alphonsina; her brother, America, and sisters, Anna, Rose and Vera. Olympia is survived by her sisters Mary of Floyd, NY, Antonetta of Saratoga, NY; a daughter; Georgette (Burns)...
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Emma Louise Ritter

June 19, 1960 - May 14, 2017

Emma L. "Emma Lou" Ritter, 56, of Oneonta passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was born June 19, 1960 in Pottsville, PA the daughter of the late William F. and Bessie (Eidem) Hartman. Emma graduated from Blue Mountain High School in Schuylkill Haven, PA. She went on to further her studies in education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received her master's degree from The...
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John P. Gallucci

July 7, 1966 - May 11, 2017

John P. Gallucci, adored father, husband and brother, age 50, a lifetime resident of Oneonta, N.Y., passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, May 11th at Albany Medical Center with his beloved family by his side. John was born on July 7, 1966 to Jacqueline (LaSalle) and John E. Gallucci. John graduated from Oneonta Senior High School in 1985 and attended the State University of New...
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Michael Stephen Polochko

May 9, 1933 - May 4, 2017

Michael Stephen Polochko, 83, of Schenevus, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehab & Nursing, Oneonta, where he had been a resident for the past 6 ½ months.He was born on May 9, 1933 in Yonkers, the son of John and Elizabeth Polochko.Survivors include the love of his life, his wife, Irmgard Erika Polochko of Schenevus; as well as good friends who he considered family,...
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Anthony Joseph Marchitto

April 1, 1937 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Marlyn H. Meeker

January 22, 1931 - May 1, 2017

On May 1, 2017, Marlyn Harriet Meeker, made her final journey home to be with our Lord. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Charles F. Meeker, Jr., their four sons: Steven (Shanna) Meeker of Oneonta, NY; Richard (Sharon) Meeker of Burgaw, NC; Michael (Diane) Meeker of Windsor, NY and Gregory Meeker of Wallace, NC. She was blessed with seven grandchildren: Jayson Meeker (Oregon) and...
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Jeremy B. Allen

October 16, 1930 - May 1, 2017

Jeremy Allen, 86, of Oneonta, NY, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2017.Born October 16, 1930 in Nairobi, Kenya to Brian and Lorna (Henley) Allen, Jeremy spent his youth in Kenya where he developed a lifelong love of nature and agriculture.He spent his early school years in Kenya, and continued his studies in 1944 at Wellington College in England at the age of 14. Although accepted to Cambridge...
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Edith Rose Quince

August 16, 1963 - April 17, 2017

Calling HoursApril 21, 20172-4pm and 6-8pmIntermentManorkill Rural CemeteryManorkill, New YorkArrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.
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Diane Catella Iandiorio

June 23, 1943 - April 16, 2017

Arnold Lake - Diane Catella Iandiorio, 73, of Arnold Lake, died on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Florida, where she spent winters with her husband. Diane was born on Staten Island, the daughter of Louis J. Catella and Marie Riche Catella. She attended Notre Dame Academy, Hunter College, and then New York College of Music where she received her Bachelors in Music. In 1964 she married Dr....
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Karen Brzenk

July 30, 1948 - April 13, 2017

Karen Brzenk, 68, of Oneonta, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at home in Oneonta.She was born on July 30, 1948 in Konigstadten Germany, the daughter of Gerhard and Phillippine (Jacobi) Kurka. She met her husband Ron in South Bend Indiana. They were married in June 4, 1971 in Jersey City, NJ.For 11 years, Karen was a lunch room aide at Center Street School. For the last 6 years, she worked...
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Dennis M. Shea

October 15, 1933 - April 1, 2017

Dennis Michael Shea of 15 Spruce Street, Oneonta, passed peacefully on the evening of April 1st surrounded by his family at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.Denny was born to Muriel and Arthur Shea on October 15th, 1933 in New York City. He attended Chaminade High School in Mineola and was known by his teachers as a quick learn and by his classmates as kind, somewhat quiet guy who,...
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Anthony Chicorelli

June 27, 1923 - March 30, 2017

Anthony Chicorelli, 93, died Thursday, March 30, 2017, from natural causes. He was born June 25, 1923, son of Eugenio and Alessandra (Pallottolo) Ciccarelli. Affectionately known as Tony to friends and family, he married Frances Louise Beach in 1942. Frances left this world too soon, on May 20, 1993, 69 years young. Tony grew up on Anne Street, one of six children, whose parents taught them to...
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Paul W. Shelton

May 18, 1923 - March 25, 2017

Paul Wilson Shelton, 93, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta. He was born May 18, 1923 in Warwick, TN the son of the late Henry and Clarence (Cherry) Amos.Paul was raised in Woodville, Mississippi and graduated from Woodville High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy just before Pearl Harbor Day and served in 32 of the most major Pacific...
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Alma E. Powell

January 6, 1933 - March 21, 2017

Alma E. Powell, 84, of Oneonta, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at AO Fox Hospital in Oneonta.Alma was born on January 6, 1933 in Oneonta, the daughter of Claude T. and Pearl (Stanton) Irish.Alma was employed for 10 years as an Account Clerk for NYSEG in Oneonta. She later owned and operated two bed and breakfasts in the Pulaski area.A devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she...
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Mary Ann Lipari

July 10, 1944 - March 19, 2017

Mary Ann Lipari, 72, of Cooperstown passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 19, 2017.She was born on July 10, 1944 in Queens, NY, the daughter of Benjamin and Theresa O'Hara.After graduating from Jamaica Vocational High School in 1962, Mary started her 30 year career with New York Telephone.Mary married Frank A. Lipari on November 18, 1967. Together, they raised...
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Steven L. McMullen

June 11, 1954 - March 19, 2017

Steven L. McMullen - "Mac", 62, of Oneonta, passed away on March 19, 2017 at AO Fox Hospital in Oneonta.Steven was born on June 11, 1954 in Oneonta, the son of Arley and Jean (VanDeusen) McMullen. He was a graduate of Oneonta High School. Steven was the loving husband of Maria Gennarino to whom he married on July 28, 1984.Steven owned and operated Mac's Auto Care for over 35 years. This was his...
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Marguerite B. Johnson

November 4, 1945 - March 13, 2017

Marguerite "Maggie" Baldo Johnson, 71, passed away, surrounded by family, after an extended illness on March 13, 2017.Maggie was a dedicated mother, wife, and grandmother who cherished her time with friends and family. After spending many years as a directory assistance operator for Verizon in Oneonta, Maggie retired to enjoy her time with family, gardening, cooking and serving as President of...
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Roop C. Verma

January 6, 1931 - March 11, 2017

ONEONTA - Renowned sitarist Roop Verma passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loving family, friends and students, on March 11, 2017, at the age of 86. He and his family were residents of Oneonta for nearly 30 years.Roop Verma was an internationally respected performer, composer, recording artist, and accomplished teacher of Indian classical music. He trained with two of the greatest...
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Henry F. Casholle

July 5, 1950 - March 6, 2017

Henry F. Casholle, Sr., of Grand Gorge, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at AO Fox Hospital in Oneonta. He was 66.Henry was born on July 5, 1950 in Newburgh, the son of the late Lawrence and Ethel (Weygant) Casholle.He attended Newburgh schools and was a retired sheet-rocker and taper.He was an amazing man with a heart of gold. His children, grandchildren, and his 4 dogs; Bella, Abby, Popo...
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John D. Cook

August 9, 1959 - March 4, 2017

John D. Cook, Jr., 57, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.He was born August 9, 1959 in Portsmouth, NH the son of John D. Cook, Sr. and Joan (Bennett) Cook.For several years, John was a security guard at Job Corp. in Oneonta.John loved his motorcycle, working on vehicles and spending time fishing and boating.John is survived by his mother, Joan...
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George Vincent Fleck

September 6, 1930 - March 2, 2017

George Vincent Fleck, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 2, 2017.George was born September 6, 1930 in the Mill Basin area of Brooklyn. He was one of 12 children born to his parents Raymond and Dorothy (Canavan) Fleck. Like his older sister and brothers, George attended P.S. 236. Upon graduation, he enrolled in Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, a four-year high school program for...
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Barbara N. Sweeney

February 13, 1932 - March 2, 2017

Barbara N. Sweeney, 85, of Oneonta passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing.Barbara was born on February 13, 1932 in Northampton, Massachusetts to Mary (Cote) and John Lucas Sr. On January 16, 1956, she married Ernest E. Sweeney, Sr. in Canaan, New York.She moved to the area in 1961, and in 1983 moved to Jacksonville, Florida. In 1990, she and Ernie moved...
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Joseph C. Capra

December 20, 1928 - February 28, 2017

Joseph C. CapraDECEMBER 20, 1928 - FEBRUARY 28, 2017ONEONTA - Joseph C. "Joe" Capra, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, with his loving family by his side.Joe was born December 20, 1928, in Olean, N.Y., to Chester J. and Jane E. Capra.He graduated from Olean High School and enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving two years. Joe studied at St. Bonaventure...
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Carol A. VanHoesen

December 21, 1929 - February 25, 2017

Carol A. Van Hoesen, 87, of Oneonta, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehab and Nursing in Oneonta.She was born on December 21, 1929 in Mechanicville, N.Y., the daughter of Harold J. and Eleanor (Baird) Brown.Carol was employed for many years as Administrative Assistant to the President at SUNY Delhi.She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Oneonta, the Young At Heart...
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George W. Seger

April 19, 1932 - February 25, 2017

George W. Seger Jr., 84, an extraordinary man living an ordinary life, a fabulous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who taught us how to live a life with a sense of joy and adventure and an incredible sense of humor, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.He was born April 19, 1932, in Queens, the son of the late George W. Seger Sr. and Marie ...
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Kathleen A. Amatucci

December 21, 1940 - February 17, 2017

Kathleen "Kay" Amatucci, 76, of Oneonta, sent a final farewell to family and friends on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown. "Thank you for caring."Kay was born in Brooklyn, NY, on December 21, 1940 the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Lynch) Coakley. She was the 3rd of 7 children, having 4 sisters and 2 brothers.She worked at the Navy Ships Store Office (NSSO) where...
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George E. Farrell

August 6, 1930 - February 16, 2017

George E Farrell II, 86, of Oneonta, died on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Oneonta. George was born on August 6, 1930 in Far Rockaway, NY. He graduated from St. Columba High School in Schenectady, NY. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the US Navy and served two years. In 1953 he graduated from Binghamton State Hospital School of Nursing with an RN. He was commissioned as an Air...
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Jane L. Wakin

September 7, 1927 - February 15, 2017

Jane Wakin, of Oneonta, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 as she joined her husband David, who has been waiting to dance together in heaven.Jane was born on September 7, 1927 in Monticello, NY, the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Thompson) Haas.Jane is predeceased by her husband David, son Richard, granddaughter Amanda, parents Charles and Ethel, sister Virginia (Haas) Tursi, and...
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Antoinette Gallucci

February 28, 1930 - February 10, 2017

Antoinette Gallucci, 87, of Oneonta, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at AO Fox Hospital Nursing Home, Oneonta.She was born on February 28, 1930, the daughter of Dominic and Louise (Rizzo) Langellotti. She married Arthur A. Gallucci on October 14, 1960.Antoinette was employed for 35 years as a Telephone Operator for NY Telephone in Oneonta.She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Oneonta,...
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Debra Lynn Sluti

August 29, 1953 - February 9, 2017

Debra L. Sluti, 63, of Oneonta, lost her courageous fight with Leukemia, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.She was born August 29, 1953 in Oneonta, the daughter of Girard and Esther (Olds) Butler. She attended school in Otego and Sidney. She graduated from Sidney H.S. in 1972 and enrolled in the nursing program at Delhi College.She met her loving husband George...
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Antonio P. Mongillo

January 26, 1924 - February 8, 2017

Antonio Pasquale "Tony" Mongillo, 93 of Oneonta, passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at the AO Fox Memorial Hospital. Tony was born to Pasquale and Rose (Perrine) Mongillo on January 26, 1924 on West Broadway in the house he grew up in. He was first married to Laura Ostrander and together they had three children, Michael (Joy) Mongillo of New Zealand, Rose Dewey (Deceased), and...
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Margaret Mathews

October 9, 1908 - February 1, 2017

Margaret "Aunt Marge" Mathews, 108 of Oneonta, was called to go home to the Lord on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. She passed away peacefully at the Oneonta Fox Hospital Nursing Home.Margaret Mathews, was born Margaret DeFiore, on October 9, 1908 in East Meredith, New York. She was the daughter of Pasquale DeFiore and Angelina Longo DeFiore. She married Thomas Mathews on February 22, 1930.A...
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David W. Sprague

October 14, 1928 - January 31, 2017

David Wilson Sprague, 88, of Treadwell, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Norwich.He was born on October 14, 1928 in Exeter, the son of Asa W. and Vivian (Fay) Sprague.Dave grew up in Schuyler Lake, NY and attended elementary school there. He then went to Richfield Springs and graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1947. He attended...
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Eric J. Thorsland

May 12, 1942 - January 27, 2017

GOODYEAR LAKE - Eric James Thorsland "ET," 74, of Goodyear Lake, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Eric was born May 12, 1942, in Oneonta, to Casper and Joyce (Parslow) Thorsland. He was raised at Agony Acres on Mill Creek Road in Otego. He graduated from Otego School and immediately entered the workforce. Eric worked for the American Labor...
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Russell W. Decker

June 25, 1957 - January 13, 2017

Russell W. Decker 59, of Unadilla passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2017 at home in Unadilla.He was born on June 25, 1957 at AO Fox Hospital, Oneonta, the first child of Leon H. and Patricia A. (Ainsworth) Decker.Russell was the recipient of the DAR citizenship award in 6th grade at Valleyview Central School. He looked forward to summers at Crumhorn Mountain Boy Scout Camp where he...
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Mary L. Wilcox

January 21, 1931 - January 10, 2017

Mary Louise Delaney Wilcox of Haines City Florida and formerly of Oneonta, NY passed away in her sleep at Haines City Health and Rehab on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Mary was born January 21, 1931 in Greene, NY to James and Mary (Sykora) Delaney. She grew up on the family farm outside of Greene, attended the one room school on King Road with her four siblings until high school when she attended...
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Mary Elizabeth Butler

July 27, 1929 - January 4, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (nee Doty) Butler, 87, of Oneonta, passed away, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.Born July 27, 1929 in Freeport, Long Island and graduated from Freeport High School. Upon graduation she attended Oneonta State Teacher's College where she met the love of her life William (Bill) B. Butler. She graduated with the class of 1951 with a Bachelors Degree in Education.After graduation she...
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Hazel Ann Kurkowski

May 26, 1936 - December 23, 2016

Hazel Ann Kurkowski, 80, of Oneonta, passed away on Friday, December 23rd at Focus Otsego after a courageous and feisty battle with Alzheimer's disease. Hazel was born on May 26, 1936 in Albany, NY and was the daughter of George and Edith (Dewitt) Hotaling. She was one of six children who grew up in a loving and happy home in the village of Voorheesville. Hazel graduated from Voorheesville...
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Robert William Moyer

December 21, 1932 - December 23, 2016

Robert William "Bob" Moyer celebrated his 84th birthday surrounded by his family (children Terri Moyer, Kathy Moyer Dragon, and Scott Moyer, daughter-in-law Ginny Moyer; grandchildren Matthew and Luke Moyer decorating the Christmas tree and enjoying pumpkin pie. He drove to the family home in Cooperstown, answered birthday calls and Facebook messages on his iPhone, and discussed the latest...
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Virginia Mary Naples

October 31, 1925 - December 21, 2016

Virginia Mary Naples, 91, of Oneonta passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. She was born October 31, 1925 in Oneonta, NY the daughter of the late Pasquale and Rose (Perrine) Mongillo. Virginia graduated from Oneonta High School in the class of 1943.She married Albert M. Naples on November 9, 1947 at St. Mary's Church, Oneonta. Albert predeceased her on July 4...
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Marie Denise Monser

June 14, 1925 - December 6, 2016

Sister Marie Denise Monser, CSJ, 91, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at home in Oneonta. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 64 years.Sister Marie Denise, the former Esther Mary Monser, was born on June 14, 1925 in Oneonta, daughter of the late Francis and Shelby (Nader) Monser, Lebanese immigrants. She graduated from Oneonta High School and Lowell Business School and...
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Dorothea G. Pokorny

December 26, 1935 - November 24, 2016

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Joseph Ruffino

March 1, 1938 - November 23, 2016

Joseph Ruffino Sr, 78, of Oneonta, a long-time local business owner, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.He was born on March 1, 1938 in Carini, Sicily, the son of Giuseppe and Rosa (Sgroi) Ruffino.In the late 1950's a young Joseph, barely 20 years old, came to the great USA as a stone quarry worker from Carini, Sicily in search of the American...
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Angelina C. Ennamorato

January 15, 1929 - November 3, 2016

Angelina C. "Gina" Ennamorato, 87, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, November 03, 2016 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home She was born January 15, 1929 in Oneonta the daughter of Louis and Josephine (Colone) Colone. She married Andrew V. Ennamorato on October 15, 1950 in Oneonta.For 36 years, Gina was a telephone operator for NY Telephone Company in Oneonta until her retirement in May 1987.She was a...
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Vickie Jean Fullington

June 20, 1952 - November 1, 2016

Vickie Jean (Powell) Fullington, 64, of East Meredith, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Albany Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and friends after a short, but courageous battle with Leukemia. Vickie was born on June 20, 1952 in Margaretville, NY and attended Grand Gorge High School. She retired from ONC Boces, where she worked for 20 years as a Special Education...
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Edward Salone

July 31, 1926 - October 28, 2016

Edward Salone, 90, of Oneonta passed on to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Home Life at Folts in Herkimer.He was born on July 31, 1926 in New York City, the son of John Solone and Anna Chipeha. He attended school in Brooklyn.He married Virginia Craft in Brooklyn on July 3, 1945 and they later moved to the Oneonta area. He worked as a painter and was later promoted to...
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Jacqueline Marie Gallucci

March 14, 1942 - October 27, 2016

Jacqueline Marie Gallucci, beloved Mother and Grandmother, went to be with the Lord on October 27, 2016. She was born on March 14th, 1942 in Flushing, NY, the daughter of John J. LaSalle and Helen Edith Psarudakis. She Married John E. Gallucci of Oneonta on June 27th, 1964.Jacci spent her childhood living on Long Island and attended Hicksville High School. After graduating from high school,...
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George Petroff

February 9, 1926 - October 23, 2016

George Petroff, 90, of Oneonta, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at AO Fox Hospital in Oneonta.He was born on February 9, 1926 in Brooklyn, the son of Constantine and Mary (Provaznik) Petroff.George was a wonderful husband and father. He was a sweet, kind, and gentle man. An avid sports fan, he had a special love of baseball and was a lifelong Yankee fan.He is survived by his...
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Patricia C. DeLisa

September 11, 1923 - October 19, 2016

Patricia C. (Burns) DeLisa, 93, died suddenly on October 19, 2016, in Oneonta, N. Y. She was born on September 11, 1923, in Spring Grove, Ind. Among her fondest memories was growing up on a farm in Richmond, Ind. with her parents, Horace J. Burns and Esther M. (Albright) Burns, sister Manette and brother Horace Jr. (Jude). She graduated from Richmond High School in 1941 and received her R.N. from...
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Michael Howard Hassick

May 17, 1948 - October 16, 2016

Michael Howard Hassick, 68, of Oneonta, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.He was born on May 17, 1948 in Hancock, the son of Arvilla (Hassick) Jordan and Robert W Jordan.He married Rose Hassick on Aug 20, 1971, in Milford Center.Michael graduated from Oneonta High School in 1966. He served with the United States Marine Corps from 1967-1970. He...
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