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In Memoriam

Mary R. Wright, 93; Pioneer In Hospitality
IN MEMORIAM

Mary R. Wright, 93;

Pioneer In Hospitality

Mary R. Wright

COOPERSTOWN – Mary R. Wright, who lit many new trails for women during her 60 years in hospitality as one of the first women hired to manage a hotel, chair a collegiate hospitality program, and start her own consulting practice, died on Nov. 8, 2017, at her home in Cooperstown. She was 93.

Born July 1, 1924, in Syracuse, she was the only child of Roy Lafayette Wright, who was born in Siloam, and Syracuse-born Laura M. Newman Wright Barnard.

Raised in Herkimer, Miss Wright was introduced to Otsego County as a junior in high school when her father arranged a summer job for her as a carhop at Ye Olde Dutch Mill in Emmons.  Intrigued by the business, she took to waiting on tables the following summer and, on graduating from Herkimer High School, enrolled in Cornell University’s hospitality management program. One of only five women among the 100 students in her first year-class, she gave no thought to Cornell’s male-dominated classes.

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Steve O’Sullivan, 76; Accomplished Marine, Mason, Hunter

IN MEMORIAM: Steve O’Sullivan, 76;

Accomplished Marine, Mason, Hunter

Steve O’Sullivan

ONEONTA – Robert Steven “Steve” O’Sullivan, 76, a Marine and mason, passed away Nov. 3, 2013, at Bassett Hospital, due to complications from a head injury after a fall; his family was by his side. He is no longer in pain and is at peace.

He was born Oct. 17, 1941 in The Bronx, the son of the late Virginia (Tansy) and Robert William O’Sullivan. Steve was raised by his grandparents in Windham after his mother lost her life when he was 2. As a teenager, he moved to Stamford, and lived with his Aunt Laura and Uncle Holger Eklund while his father continued to work for the New York Telephone Company in the city.

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Jennifer Lundy, 45; Loved Life, And Taken From It Young

IN MEMORIAM: Jennifer Lundy, 45;

Loved Life, And Taken From It Young

MILFORD – Jennifer Lundy, who worked for 23 years at Otsego Manor until her battle with lung cancer required her to stop, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at her home in Milford where she lived with her Mom surrounded by her family, loved ones and beloved pets.

She was born on Sept. 25, 1972, at Cobleskill Hospital to Norine Webster Lundy of Milford and Brian Lundy of Oneonta.

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Frederick Obermeyer, 73; Vietnam Vet, Worked At Oneonta Schools

IN MEMORIAM: Frederick Obermeyer, 73;

Vietnam Vet, Worked At Oneonta Schools

 COOPERSTOWN – Frederick John Obermeyer, Sr., 73, of Cooperstown, a Vietnam veteran who worked for Oneonta City Schools, died Nov. 6, 2017, at Bassett Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born March 19, 1944, in St. Albans, Queens, son of Frederick and Gloria (Cook) Obermeyer.

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Frank Merrifield, 85; Leader Of Local Jehovah’s Witnesses
IN MEMORIAM

Frank Merrifield, 85; Leader

Of Local Jehovah’s Witnesses

Frank Merrifield

HARTWICK – Frank Merrifield, 85, presiding overseer of the Schuyler Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, died Nov. 1, 2017, at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego.

He was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Girard, Ohio, to Walter and Lida (Goist) Merrifield.

From infancy, Frank was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and at the age of 12 was baptized, beginning his lifelong dedication to serving his God, Jehovah.  As a youngster he enjoyed raising goats and playing tag.

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Kyle L. Jaramillo, 18; OHS Graduate Played In Little League

IN MEMORIAM: Kyle L. Jaramillo, 18;

OHS Graduate Played In Little League

ONEONTA – Kyle Luis Jaramillo, 18, of Oneonta, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 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 growing up in Oneonta. He enjoyed music and several other hobbies besides baseball including body building.

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Thomas R. Brown, 66; CCS Grad, Power-Generation Engineer

IN MEMORIAM: Thomas R. Brown, 66;

CCS Grad, Power-Generation Engineer

Tom Brown

COOPERSTOWN – Thomas Raymond Brown, 66, of Ithaca, who grew up in Cooperstown and went on to an engineering career in power generation, passed away at home on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, with his loving wife and daughters by his side, following his courageous battle with brain cancer.

Tom was born in Stamford on April 13, 1951, to Raymond S. Brown and Frida Norberg Brown. Following his childhood in South Kortright, the Brown family moved to Cooperstown in 1964. There Tom attended Cooperstown Central School, graduating in the Class of 1969.

He then attended SUNY Potsdam and graduated with a bachelor’s with honors in economics.

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Sean Dill, 47, Killed In Motorcycle Accident

IN MEMORIAM: Sean Dill, 47,

Killed In Motorcycle Accident

Sean C. Dill

GARRATTSVILLE – Sean Christopher Dill, 47, of Garrattsville,  passed away on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in the Town of Edmeston.

Sean was born on Sept. 29, 1970, in Ridgewood, N.J., John Dill and Maureen (Mackie) Dill.  Sean and his family moved to the Morris area in June 1984.

In June 1985, he met the love of his life, Amy (Heath) Harris, while at Morris Central School. After many happy years together, Sean and Amy married on July 3, 1999.

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Marie Wayman, 67; Husband, 4 Children, Mother Survive

IN MEMORIAM: Marie Wayman, 67;

Husband, 4 Children, Mother Survive

STAMFORD – Oneonta native Marie Ellen Wayman, 67, of Stamford, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Fox Hospital.

She was born April 14, 1950, the daughter of George F. and Shirley (Brush) Spencer.  Marie graduated from Oneonta High School, Class of 1968.

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