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Bennett Kenneth L Funeral Home

14 Grand Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-6821
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Bookhout Funeral Home Oneonta

357 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-8600
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Simsbury Obituary: James Frost, 98 - Patch.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

S. Army Air Corps during WWII becoming a Statistical Control Officer with the rank of Major. Following military service, Dr. Frost served as a Professor of American History and then Academic Dean at Oneonta State College in Oneonta, N.Y. At the same time, he served in the Air Force Reserves for 20 years rising to Lieutenant Colonel. He also authored or co-authored seven books and contributed articles to numerous publications and encyclopedias, mostly on the history of New York State. Dr. Frost’s scholarship was recognized when he was made an Honorary Fellow of the New York State Historical Association. Thereafter, Dr. Frost served as Vice Chancellor of the State University of New York for Four Year Colleges retiring from that position in 1972. He then served as President of the Connecticut University System for Four Year Colleges until his retirement in 1985. At that time, he was given the honorary title of Chancellor Emeritus of the Connecticut State University System. Thereafter, from 1985 to 1999, he served as President of the Connecticut State University System Foundation. Dr. Frost is survived by his two children, Janet Frost-Naleski and her husband Victor Naleski of West Hartford, and Elise Frost Alair and her husband, Patrick G. Alair also of West Hartford; grandsons, Julian and James Naleski; granddaughters and their husbands, Olivia Alair Dalton and Ryan Dalton and Allyssa Alair Murphy and William Murphy; two great-grandsons, Wallace Dalton and Colin Murphy; his sisters in law, M...

Jefferson, Shelby obits for Nov. 4: Rev. Leon Precise spent his entire career at Canterbury UMC - AL.com

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Elizabeth Brittain Becky Gargus, 69, died October 30, 2014. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 4 at 10 a.m. at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church in Oneonta with service at 11 a.m. Wavelyn Yvonne Foster-Hartley, 70 of Birmingham, died Oct. 28, 2014. Funeral service will be held at First Memorial Baptist Church on Tues., Nov. 4 at 12 p.m. with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Ray Hughes, of Warrior, died Oct. 27, 2014. A private family service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Liberty Minter Cemetery, Kimberly. Lula Jones, 85, of Bessemer, died October 31, 2014. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 6 at 1 p.m. at Faith Memorial Chapel (Bessemer) with at George Washington Carver Memorial Cemetery. James E. Kelly, 93, of Birmingham, died November 2, 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 5, from 12 p.m to 1 p.m. at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home. Services will follow at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. William Lee Lucas, 65, of Birmingham, died November 1, 2014. Funeral services will be hel...

Davenport Native Had Ties To Oneonta - AllOTSEGO (blog)

Monday, January 23, 2017

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret Gaughan, 90;Davenport Native Had Ties To OneontaMargaret GaughanMORRIS – Margaret B. Gaughan, 90, a long-time resident of Morris passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2017, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.She was a member of the Sgt. Elbert N. Patten Auxiliary VFW Post 1206 in Oneonta.Margaret was born the daughter of Bert G. Butler and Dora (Schulz) Butler on Sept. 3, 1926, in Davenport.Margaret married Donald Gaughan on June 12, 1948, in Gilbertsville. She lived in Morris where she was a homemaker.Margaret is survived by her loving family; two daughters Susan (Ronald) Rowe, Mary (Robert) Myers and son-in-law James Browning; grandchildren Geri Lee (Kevin) Rodda, Gwendolyn Browning (Butch Faulkner), Donald Rowe (Michelle Nolan), Jesse and Michael Myers; great grandchildren Alexandria, Tim Jr., and Matthew Grow, Justin and Joe Rodda; her sister Betty Goodspeed; sisters in law Dorothea Knickerbocker, Lorena Steward, Evelyn Butler, Annie Butler and several nieces and nephews.Margaret was predeceased by her husband Dona...

IN MEMORIAM: Linda (Collier) Nuzzo, 72; - AllOTSEGO (blog)

Monday, January 23, 2017

A celebration of Linda’s life was Friday, Dec. 16, at the Thomas J. Pirro Jr. Funeral Home, North Syracuse, followed by entombment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum.SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.200...

Orrin D. Higgins, Town Justice, Retired Trooper, Civic Leader - AllOTSEGO (blog)

Monday, October 10, 2016

He has served on town boards, organized community events, been on the board of the Hartwick Insurance Co., and lobbied to keep Hartwick’s schools active.”Born in Hunter in 1940, he was a SUNY Oneonta graduate.His wife, Mary E. Higgins, passed away last December at age 61.Arrangements are pending under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.000...

Orrin D. Higgins, 76; Served County, State, Community - AllOTSEGO (blog)

Monday, October 03, 2016

Hartwick with his family by his side.He was born June 8, 1940, in Hunter, a son of  Leland and Mildred (Nicholls) Higgins.After graduating from high school, he attended SUNY Oneonta with the idea of becoming a teacher. He became a student teacher, but changed course and went on to attend and graduate from the New York State Police Academy .His career in law enforcement spanned over 50 years, during which time he served as a state trooper based out of several different posts in the Central New York region.  He served as undersheriff, and had been town justice for 20 years.He was an active member of the Hartwick community. He served on the Hartwick Planning Board for many years, organized community events, served on the board of the Hartwick Insurance Co. and lobbied to keep Hartwick’s schools active. He was also actively involved with keeping the Hartwick Center Union Cemetery maintained and in good order, and was instrumental in preserving the Swart-Wilcox Home, now a museum in Oneonta.It was always important to Orrin that history be preserved and passed on to future generations, which he did through the collection and restoration of antiques and buildings throughout the counties. Always an environmental advocate, Orrin worked extensively with Otsego 2000 and Otsego Land Trust through the years and preserved as many open acres as his bank account would allow.It was at a dance at the Fly...

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Simsbury Obituary: James Frost, 98 - Patch.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

S. Army Air Corps during WWII becoming a Statistical Control Officer with the rank of Major. Following military service, Dr. Frost served as a Professor of American History and then Academic Dean at Oneonta State College in Oneonta, N.Y. At the same time, he served in the Air Force Reserves for 20 years rising to Lieutenant Colonel. He also authored or co-authored seven books and contributed articles to numerous publications and encyclopedias, mostly on the history of New York State. Dr. Frost’s scholarship was recognized when he was made an Honorary Fellow of the New York State Historical Association. Thereafter, Dr. Frost served as Vice Chancellor of the State University of New York for Four Year Colleges retiring from that position in 1972. He then served as President of the Connecticut University System for Four Year Colleges until his retirement in 1985. At that time, he was given the honorary title of Chancellor Emeritus of the Connecticut State University System. Thereafter, from 1985 to 1999, he served as President of the Connecticut State University System Foundation. Dr. Frost is survived by his two children, Janet Frost-Naleski and her husband Victor Naleski of West Hartford, and Elise Frost Alair and her husband, Patrick G. Alair also of West Hartford; grandsons, Julian and James Naleski; granddaughters and their husbands, Olivia Alair Dalton and Ryan Dalton and Allyssa Alair Murphy and William Murphy; two great-grandsons, Wallace Dalton and Colin Murphy; his sisters in law, M...

Jefferson, Shelby obits for Nov. 4: Rev. Leon Precise spent his entire career at Canterbury UMC - AL.com

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Elizabeth Brittain Becky Gargus, 69, died October 30, 2014. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 4 at 10 a.m. at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church in Oneonta with service at 11 a.m. Wavelyn Yvonne Foster-Hartley, 70 of Birmingham, died Oct. 28, 2014. Funeral service will be held at First Memorial Baptist Church on Tues., Nov. 4 at 12 p.m. with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Ray Hughes, of Warrior, died Oct. 27, 2014. A private family service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Liberty Minter Cemetery, Kimberly. Lula Jones, 85, of Bessemer, died October 31, 2014. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 6 at 1 p.m. at Faith Memorial Chapel (Bessemer) with at George Washington Carver Memorial Cemetery. James E. Kelly, 93, of Birmingham, died November 2, 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 5, from 12 p.m to 1 p.m. at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home. Services will follow at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. William Lee Lucas, 65, of Birmingham, died November 1, 2014. Funeral services will be hel...

Davenport Native Had Ties To Oneonta - AllOTSEGO (blog)

Monday, January 23, 2017

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret Gaughan, 90;Davenport Native Had Ties To OneontaMargaret GaughanMORRIS – Margaret B. Gaughan, 90, a long-time resident of Morris passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2017, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.She was a member of the Sgt. Elbert N. Patten Auxiliary VFW Post 1206 in Oneonta.Margaret was born the daughter of Bert G. Butler and Dora (Schulz) Butler on Sept. 3, 1926, in Davenport.Margaret married Donald Gaughan on June 12, 1948, in Gilbertsville. She lived in Morris where she was a homemaker.Margaret is survived by her loving family; two daughters Susan (Ronald) Rowe, Mary (Robert) Myers and son-in-law James Browning; grandchildren Geri Lee (Kevin) Rodda, Gwendolyn Browning (Butch Faulkner), Donald Rowe (Michelle Nolan), Jesse and Michael Myers; great grandchildren Alexandria, Tim Jr., and Matthew Grow, Justin and Joe Rodda; her sister Betty Goodspeed; sisters in law Dorothea Knickerbocker, Lorena Steward, Evelyn Butler, Annie Butler and several nieces and nephews.Margaret was predeceased by her husband Dona...

IN MEMORIAM: Linda (Collier) Nuzzo, 72; - AllOTSEGO (blog)

Monday, January 23, 2017

A celebration of Linda’s life was Friday, Dec. 16, at the Thomas J. Pirro Jr. Funeral Home, North Syracuse, followed by entombment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum.SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.200...

Orrin D. Higgins, Town Justice, Retired Trooper, Civic Leader - AllOTSEGO (blog)

Monday, October 10, 2016

He has served on town boards, organized community events, been on the board of the Hartwick Insurance Co., and lobbied to keep Hartwick’s schools active.”Born in Hunter in 1940, he was a SUNY Oneonta graduate.His wife, Mary E. Higgins, passed away last December at age 61.Arrangements are pending under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.SHARE: News of Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Otsego County, NY.000...

Orrin D. Higgins, 76; Served County, State, Community - AllOTSEGO (blog)

Monday, October 03, 2016

Hartwick with his family by his side.He was born June 8, 1940, in Hunter, a son of  Leland and Mildred (Nicholls) Higgins.After graduating from high school, he attended SUNY Oneonta with the idea of becoming a teacher. He became a student teacher, but changed course and went on to attend and graduate from the New York State Police Academy .His career in law enforcement spanned over 50 years, during which time he served as a state trooper based out of several different posts in the Central New York region.  He served as undersheriff, and had been town justice for 20 years.He was an active member of the Hartwick community. He served on the Hartwick Planning Board for many years, organized community events, served on the board of the Hartwick Insurance Co. and lobbied to keep Hartwick’s schools active. He was also actively involved with keeping the Hartwick Center Union Cemetery maintained and in good order, and was instrumental in preserving the Swart-Wilcox Home, now a museum in Oneonta.It was always important to Orrin that history be preserved and passed on to future generations, which he did through the collection and restoration of antiques and buildings throughout the counties. Always an environmental advocate, Orrin worked extensively with Otsego 2000 and Otsego Land Trust through the years and preserved as many open acres as his bank account would allow.It was at a dance at the Fly...