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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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Steven D. Purdy, 70; Marine, Musician Active In Morris LIfe

IN MEMORIAM: Steven D. Purdy, 70;

Marine, Musician Active In Morris LIfe

MORRIS – Steven D. Purdy, 70, a Marine and musician active in Morris community life, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, with his family by his side.

Steve was born the son of Theodore and Jacqueline Purdy on Aug. 18, 1947 in Walton. He served honorably in the Marine Corps from December 1968 to December 1970.

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 Richard L. Hanson, 73; Marine, Retired Teacher, Former Farmer
IN MEMORIAM

 Richard L. Hanson, 73; Marine,

Retired Teacher, Former Farmer

Richard L. Hanson

SPRINGFIELD – Richard Lee Hanson, a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War,  retired school teacher and farmer, passed away following a valiant battle with cancer Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017, at his home in the Town of Springfield with his family by his side.  He was 73.

Born March 30, 1944, at Bassett Hospital, he was the son of Lester Hans and Ellamae Jessie (Myers) Hanson.  A gifted athlete, Dick attended Cooperstown Central School where he excelled in football, skiing, basketball and track.

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Dennis ‘Shorty’ Kearney, 62; Marine Worked With Cars, Owned Race Car

IN MEMORIAM: Dennis ‘Shorty’ Kearney, 62;

Marine Worked With Cars, Owned Race Car

Dennis “Shorty” Kearney

ONEONTA – Dennis James “Shorty” Kearney, 62, a Marine who loved cars, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Dennis was born on Feb. 9, 1955, in Oneonta, a son of the late Robert E. and Helen (Root) Kearney. He grew up in Oneonta and attended Oneonta High School, then studied auto mechanics at SUNY Delhi. Following his graduation from Delhi, Shorty enlisted in the Marine Corps.

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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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John D. Guntert, 68; Marine, Master Mechanic In Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM: John D. Guntert, 68;

Marine, Master Mechanic In Oneonta

John D. Guntert

DAVENPORT – John D. Guntert, 68, a master mechanic at Country Club Automotive for 35 years, passed away at his home on Feb. 16, 2017.

He was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Stamford, the son of Ernest and Jean (Wiltsie) Guntert.

A Marine, he served in Vietnam.

He married Joanna Irwin on June 29, 1991, in Binghamton. They have been friends since the ninth grade.

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Bill Would Rename Roadway In Franklin Marine’s Memory

Bill Would Rename Roadway

In Franklin Marine’s Memory

Marine Cpl. Nicholas K. Uzenski
Marine Cpl. Nicholas K. Uzenski

ALBANY –  The state Senate has passed legislation renaming a portion of State Route 357 in Delaware County in honor of Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas K. Uzenski.  The bill (S.6955),  sponsored by state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, pays tribute to the decorated young patriot who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

“Every man and woman who dons a United States military uniform sacrifices for our nation and our way of life,” said Seward.  “Corporal Uzenski made the ultimate sacrifice and we owe it to him and his family to keep his memory alive.”

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Back From Romania, Marine Thanks Pupils, Shares Story

Back From Romania, Marine

Thanks Pupils, Shares Story

Back from deployment in Romania, Marine Jeremy Denmeade of Richfield Springs thanks pupils in Ann Szwejbka's third=grass class at Cooperstown Elementary School this afternoon.
Back from deployment in Romania, Marine Jeremy Denmeade of Richfield Springs thanks pupils in Ann Szwejbka’s third-grass class at Cooperstown Elementary School this afternoon for sending him letters from home while he was in Eastern Europe.   The letter-writing exercise followed a visit to the classroom last fall by a community member familiar with Romania.  A 2012 graduate of Richfield Springs Central, Denmeade is home on leave for a few days.  His mother, Laurie Pestar, is a Cooperstown Elementary secretary.  Pupils listening raptly, from left, are Waylon Cassell, Jonah Hitchcock, Max Scharf and Claire Kapusniak.(Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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William Eissler, 74; Marine, In Construction For 25 Years

IN MEMORIAM: William E. Eissler, 74;

Marine, In Construction For 25 Years

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – William Edward Eissler Sr., 74, a Vietnam-era Marine who worked in heavy construction, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Bassett Hospital, with his family by his side.

He was born on Oct. 9, 1941 in Queens, son of the late George R. and Caroline Berner Eissler. He was raised and educated in Richfield Springs.

On May 16, 1960, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served during the Vietnam Era; he was honorably discharged on July 30, 1966.

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