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In Memoriam

Betty Rowe Henderson Dies 11 Days After Husband Hugh
IN MEMORIAM

Betty Rowe Henderson Dies

11 Days After Husband Hugh

Betty Henderson with husband Hugh and their beloved Tessa in 2013. (AllOTSEGO.com)

ONEONTA – Betty Rowe Henderson, of Southside Oneonta, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, following a long illness. Her death came only 11 days after that of her husband, Hugh I. Henderson Sr.

She was born Betty Mae Rowe on Aug. 7, 1933 in Oneonta, the daughter of Hattie Mae (Wheeler) Rowe and Arthur Kendall Rowe, and lived nearly her entire life in Oneonta. She graduated from Oneonta High School in 1950.

Betty was baptized and married to Hugh at the First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta on Nov. 2, 1958.  They celebrated 58 years of marriage last November.

Over the years of raising their four children, Betty was an active parent as “room mom,” Brownie Troop leader, and PTA leader at Riverside Elementary. After shepherding her own children through Oneonta Schools, Betty served on the Oneonta District School Board for 12 years and was known for her focus on student needs and success.  In her first years of service, Betty took great joy in presenting a diploma to her youngest daughter Sue.

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Diane Catella Iandiorio, 73; Active In Civic Life, Church
IN MEMORIAM

Diane Catella Iandiorio, 73;

Active In Civic Life, Church

Diane C. Diandiorio

ARNOLD LAKE – Diane Catella Iandiorio, 73, a civic leader who also was active in the Catholic Church, 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 a bachelor’s in music.

In 1964 she married Dr. James A. Iandiorio, also of Staten Island, and they later relocated to Upstate New York, where she initially worked as a music instructor within the SUNY system at Bugbee School in Oneonta. She then ran her husband’s chiropractic practice, as the office manager, for over three decades.

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Ray Han, 85, Noted Artist Lived In NYC, Cooperstown
IN MEMORIAM

Ray Han, 85, Noted Artist

Lived In NYC, Cooperstown

Ray Han discussed his work with Patsy Smith at the June 2015 opening of “Raymond Han: Still Lifes and Figures,” at The Fenimore. (AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – Raymond G.J. Han, a noted artist and sculptor, whose works were subject of a one-man exhibit at The Fenimore Art Museum in 2015, passed away April 18, 2017.

He was a longtime resident of New York City and of Cooperstown, where he had maintained a home and studio since 1972.

Born Sept. 29, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii, he studied at the Honolulu Academy of Art before moving to New York to study at The Art Students League. His work was shown in several group shows in New York before he joined the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery,  where he remained for 12 years until Robert Schoelkopf’s death; he then joined the Forum Gallery. He was currently represented by the Jason McCoy Gallery, also in New York.

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Area Religious Leaders Celebrate Inclusion, Diversity

Area Religious Leaders

Celebrate Inclusion, Diversity

Kenneth Sider, President of Temple Beth-El in Oneonta, addresses inter-faith gathers at Saturday’s speaker event With Malice Toward None honoring America’s legacy of inclusion. ” We are all here becasue the events of the last twelve months have shaken us and our democratic principles. Religious intolerance against Muslims and Jews have increased.” said Sider. “We are here to focus on what makes us great. This is an opportunity to celebrate principles and democracy that have made America and our community one of inclusion.” Other speakers included Mayor Gary Herzig, Father David Mickiewicz of St. Mary’s, Mayor Rashid Clark of Islamburg, Rev. Craig Schwalenberg of the UU Church and more. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Larry Gallup Calling Hours May 11

IN MEMORIAM: Larry Gallup Calling Hours May 11

 FLY CREEK – Larry G. Gallup passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following an extended illness. Beloved husband of Terriann Sammis, he was 64.

The family will be present to receive friends 2-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.

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Marjorie Rearick, 55, Oneonta Native, Marine, Mother Of 4

IN MEMORIAM: Marjorie Rearick, 55,

Oneonta Native, Marine, Mother Of 4

Marjorie Rearick

MORRIS – Marjorie Rearick, 55, a Marine and mother of four, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, with her family by her side.

Marjorie was born the daughter of William and Joan Fisher on Sept. 19, 1961, in Oneonta.  She served honorably in the  Marine Corps from March 1979 to March 1982.

Lately, she was employed by Chobani in New Berlin.

She enjoyed hunting for gems in the Adirondacks, searching for old bottles, and treasure hunting with metal detectors, as well as doing various arts and craft projects ranging from sewing to painting. Despite her various hobbies, what she enjoyed the most was being a mother.

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Joy Willies, 91; Mother Of At-At-Glance President

IN MEMORIAM: Joy Willies, 91;

Mother Of At-At-Glance President

Muriel Joy Willies

ONEONTA – Muriel Joy Willies, formerly of West Orange, N.J., and recently of The Plains in Oneonta, passed peacefully on April 14, 2017. She was 91.

Born Feb. 24, 1926, in Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Lionel (Leo) J. and Emerald Clara (Smith) Broyer. Joy graduated from Orange High School and on Sept. 14, 1944, married the love of her life, John Willies Jr, who survives her after 72 “joyfilled” years of marriage.

She was a much-loved daughter, sister, wife and “sweetheart”, mother, aunt, grandmother, great- grandmother and dear friend to many. Joy blended friends and family with love, grace and respect. She had a heart for those in need and the family home at 26 Randolph Place provided a welcoming place of comfort for many. She was blessed with the gift of hospitality and hosted innumerable family/friend gatherings, dinners and parties.

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Hugh Henderson, Community Leader

IN MEMORIAM

Hugh Henderson, 

Community Leader

Hugh I. Henderson Sr., 1937-2017

ONEONTA – Hugh I. Henderson Sr., who dedicated much of his life to the public service of Oneonta and Otsego County,  died peacefully at home, following an extended illness, on Friday, April 14, 2017.

He was born March 18, 1937, at Parshall Hospital in Oneonta, the son of Robert L. Henderson Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Henderson.

As a child he lived in Davenport and East Meredith.  In 1946, his family moved to a dairy farm on Southside Drive. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1954.

Hugh and his brother Bob operated the family dairy farm on Southside for more than 50 years, until October 2000, when the brothers sold their cows, ending more than a half-century of this family-owned business.

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Charles K. Herzog, 90, Worcester; WWII Veteran Ran Supply Firm
IN MEMORIAM

Charles K. Herzog, 90, Worcester;

WWII Veteran Ran Supply Firm

Charles K. Herzog

WORCESTER – Charles Karl Herzog, 90, at World War II veteran and proprietor of C. Herzog Supply Co., the plumbing supply wholesaler, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2017.

Charlie, the son of the late Andrew and Emma (Rust) Herzog, was born April 12, 1926, in Nuremburg, Germany. The Herzog family emigrated to the United States when Charlie was an infant and settled in Upstate New York. When Charlie was 17 years old, he joined the United States Army to fight in World War II in Europe.

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Alma Millen, 83; Former Teacher, Mother Of Two

IN MEMORIAM: Alma Millen, 83;

Former Teacher, Mother Of Two

COOPERSTOWN – Alma Millen,83, a former teacher who raised two children as a long-time resident of Cooperstown, passed away in Chantilly, Va., on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

The daughter of Danish immigrants Peter and Karen Ottzen, she was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Perth Amboy, N.J., and lived in Tottenville (Staten Island) for several years before her family relocated to Otsego County.

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