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In Memoriam

Lindsay Macarthur, Jr., 87; Manufacturers Hanover VP
IN MEMORIAM

Lindsay Macarthur, Jr., 87;

Manufacturers Hanover VP

COOPERSTOWN – Lindsay Macarthur, Jr., 87, retired executive vice president of Manufacturers Hanover, died Thursday afternoon, July 6, 2017, at Bassett Hospital, with his family by his side.

Lindsay was born Nov. 15, 1929, in New York City, son of Lindsay and Alice née Smith Macarthur, Sr.  He grew up in Mahwah, N.J., and attended Ramsey High School.

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Edwin W. Thorne, 84; Retired County Parks Department Foreman

IN MEMORIAM: Edwin W. Thorne, 84;

Retired County Parks Department Foreman

OAKSVILLE – Edwin W. Thorne, 84, retired parks foreman of the Otsego County Forestry Department, passed away late Friday afternoon, July 7, 2017, at Bassett Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Sept. 25, 1932, in Cooperstown a son of Loren E. and C. Emergene (Thayer) Thorne, and graduated with the Class of 1951 from Cooperstown High School.

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Mary Ann Vunk, 71, of Edmeston; Dr. Streck’s Assistant For 30 Years
IN MEMORIAM

Mary Ann Vunk, 71, of Edmeston;

Dr. Streck’s Assistant For 30 Years

Mary Ann Vunk and Dr. Streck on her retirement. (Contributed photo)

EDMESTON – Mary Ann Vunk, 71, assistant to former Bassett Healthcare CEO/President Bill Streck for many years, passed away peacefully Thursday July 6, 2017, at her home following an extended illness.

Mary Ann was born on Nov. 16, 1945 in Utica, the daughter of the late Donald F. and Kathryn Burns Vunk. In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was also pre-deceased by a brother Daniel Vunk in 1974, and a nephew Joseph Vunk in 2016.

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Darlene Squires, 74; Worked At NYCM; Cared For Elderly

IN MEMORIAM: Darlene Squires, 74;

Worked At NYCM; Cared For Elderly

NEW BERLIN – Darleen G. Squires, 74, formerly of Burlington Flats, who spent much of her career at NYCM Insurance, passed away unexpectedly Friday June 30, 2017, at her home in New Berlin.

Darleen was born on Jan. 30, 1943 in Edmeston, daughter of the late Randall O. and Wilma A. Rose Bennett. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William J Squires, and her grandson Brandon.

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Funeral Mass For Bob Moyer, Wilber Bank President, Is July 8
IN MEMORIAM

Funeral Mass For Bob Moyer,

Wilber Bank President, Is July 8

Robert W. Moyer

ONEONTA – The funeral mass for Robert W. Moyer, the retired Wilber Bank president who passed away last December, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8.  Due to renovations at St. Mary’s, it will be celebrated at St. James Episcopal Church, 203 Main St.

Following the service, Bob’s children Kathy (Dragon), Terri and Scott welcome friends, family and colleagues to a reception honoring Bob’s life and the contributions he and his wife Joan made to the community. The reception will be 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Foreman Gallery at Hartwick College’s Anderson Center for the Arts. Parking is available.

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Helen Huntington, 96; Active In Westford’s Community Life

IN MEMORIAM: Helen Huntington, 96;

Active In Westford’s Community Life

Helen Huntington

WESTFORD – Helen Frances Huntington, 96, who was active in Westford’s community life, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2017.

She was born in Worcester, to Otho and Goldie (Barton) Millias. After graduating from Worcester Central School, she worked as a clerk at Scintilla in Sidney.  She married James Huntington on June 3, 1945, and together they raised four children.

An active member of her community, Helen volunteered in many organizations including PTA, Scouts, OES, DAR and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. She was very social and enjoyed playing bridge and attending church weekly.

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B. Katherine Angell, 94; Worked For Bendix, Bresee’s, Surveyor

IN MEMORIAM: B. Katherine Angell, 94;

Worked For Bendix, Bresee’s, Surveyor

ONEONTA – B. Katherine Angell, who worked for Bendix, Bresee’s and Leon Kalmus over her career, passed away April 14, 2017, leaving two children and two grandchildren.

She was born Jan. 30, 1924, in Laurens, the daughter of Ralph and Esther (Clark) Terrell.  She married Gordon (Jim) Angell on May 11, 1974, in Oneonta. He predeceased her Oct. 8, 1999.

Katherine is survived by a son and his wife, Joseph and Marietta Franzese of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a daughter Patricia Franzese of Provincetown, Mass., and a granddaughter Sara Ann Franzese and grandson Joseph Anthony Franzese, both of Chagrin Falls.

Her beloved brother, Dr. Ross Terrell, predeceased her in 2010. Her former spouse and father to her children, Joseph Franzese, predeceased her in 1998.

Katherine was a 1940 graduate of Oneonta High School, and attended SUNY Oneonta. She was employed for several years as a senior draftsman at Bendix in Sidney. She also worked for a time in Bresee’s Department Store, Leon Kalmus’ surveyor office, and before her husband’s illness and death she worked as a merchandiser for New York periodicals.

Katherine had many interests: she was an accomplished seamstress who especially enjoyed quilting.  She loved classical music and English literature, in particular the Bronte sisters, having a large collection of their novels and poems. She was also a devoted animal lover, adopting many stray cats and found homes for those she could not care for herself.

There will be no public services. Inurnment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta with her parents.

Contributions in Katherine’s memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 542 Main Street, Oneonta, NY  13820.

To send online condolences visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley, NY.

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Warren Prentice, 78; Former Bassett Maintenance Manager

IN MEMORIAM: Warren Prentice, 78;

Former Bassett Maintenance Manager

PITTSFIELD – Warren J. Prentice, 78, retired maintenance coordinator at Bassett Hospital, died at his summer home in the Town of Pittsfield on June 24, 2017.

He was born in New Berlin on Sept. 6, 1938 to Harry and Winnifred Steere Prentice. He spent his childhood in the New Berlin area and attended and graduated from New Berlin Central School.

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Maureen P. Hulbert, 76, Oneonta; Local Philanthropist With Husband
IN MEMORIAM

Maureen P. Hulbert, 76, Oneonta;

Local Philanthropist With Husband

Maureen Hulbert

WEST ONEONTA – Maureen P. Hulbert, 76, a benefactress to the Oneonta community along with her husband, the late Henry Hulbert, passed away at home on June 2, 2017, surrounded by her family and loved ones.

She was born Jan. 4, 1941, the daughter of Frank and Kathryn (Noonan) Keegan.

As part of the Oneonta community, she served on the boards of directors for Fox Memorial Hospital, the Riley J. and Lillian N. Warren & Beatrice W. Blanding Foundation and the Philip E. Potter Foundation.

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