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Betty Mumbolo, 88; Nurse’s Aide Active In Community

IN MEMORIAM:  Betty Mumbolo, 88;

Nurse’s Aide Active In Community

Betty Mumbolo

EDMESTON — Elizabeth G. “Betty” Mumbulo, 88, of Edmeston, a nurse’s aide and home-care nurse for many years, passed away Friday March 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born in Newark, between Syracuse and Rochester, on March 13, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Archibald and Zora Welch Caulder. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William on Oct. 15, 2011.

Betty graduated from Edmeston Central School Class of 1948, and attended nurse’s training in Newark. She married the love of her life, William on Dec. 25, 1949, and raised a family on their dairy farm on New Berlin Road.

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Helen Mockovciak, 84; Retired From Kraft Foods After 37 Year

IN MEMORIAM: Helen Mockovciak, 84;

Retired From Kraft Foods After 37 Year

Helen P. Mockovciak

EDMESTON – Helen P. Mockovciak, 84, of Edmeston, who retired from Kraft Foods after 37 years as a machine operator, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 24, 2018, in New Hartford.

Helen was born on March 30, 1933, in Edmeston, the daughter of the late Julius and Susanna Chczakavitch Pylinski.

A lifetime resident of the area, Helen married John Mockovciak at St. John’s Catholic Church on Feb. 17, 1951.

She was a devoted member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Edmeston, and St. Theresa’s Church in New Berlin. She was an avid gardener growing many types of flowers.

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Robert J. Cornnell, 55; Bank Executive Battled Cancer For 8 Years

IN MEMORIAM: Robert J. Cornnell, 55;

Bank Executive Battled Cancer For 8 Years

Robert J. Cornnell

EDMESTON – Robert James Cornnell, 55, of Edmeston, an Eagle scout, bank executive and performer in local theater, passed away Dec. 6, 2017, at his home following a courageous eight-year battle with cancer.

He was born in Utica on May 13, 1962, the son of Allan and Shirley (Preston) Cornnell and grew up in Holland Patent. He was a 1980 graduate of Holland Patent Central School. He later lived in Brownville and Rome, before settling in Edmeston in 1985 to help care for his grandparents.

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Ruffles Declares Run For County Treasurer

HE AIMS TO SUCCEED CROWELL

Ruffles Declares Run

For County Treasurer

Edmeston native Allen Ruffles, second from left, listens to state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, declare support for the deputy treasurer’s candidacy for the top job. At right is Treasurer Dan Crowell, who is supporting Ruffles. At right is the candidates family, wife Amy and children Mia and Cooper.

COOPERSTOWN – Citing his experience as deputy county treasurer, Allen Ruffles – raised in Edmeston, now living in Cooperstown – today officially announced his candidacy for Otsego County treasurer.

With wife Amy and their two children, Mia and Cooper, by his side, and flanked by the county’s top elected Republican, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and top elected Democrat, current County Treasurer Dan Crowell, Ruffles made the announcement in front of several family, friends and supporters at noon in front of the County Office Building.

“Throughout my life, commitment and dedication have been very important to me. As a teacher, youth coach, financial adviser, bank manager, member of the Army Reserves and now as your deputy county treasurer, these principles have always driven my desire to serve and give back to a community that has given so much to me,” Ruffles said during his announcement.

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