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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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IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth J. Priore, 91; Oneonta Native Was Nurse In Michigan

IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth J. Priore, 91;

Oneonta Native Was Nurse In Michigan

Elizabeth Jean Priore

ONEONTA – Elizabeth Jean Priore, 91, an Oneonta native and registered nurse, died Sept. 30, 2017, in Rochester Hills, Mich., where she lived.

She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School in Oneonta, and graduated from Oneonta High School. She received her nursing degree from Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, then worked as a registered nurse in several hospitals in New York and Michigan.

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Daniel P. Reed, 27, Stamford; ATV Crash Kills Young Father
IN MEMORIAM

Daniel P. Reed, 27, Stamford;

ATV Crash Kills Young Father

Daniel P. Reed

STAMFORD – Oneonta native Daniel Patrick Reed, 27, of Stamford, passed away on Sept. 25, 2017, from injuries sustained during an ATV accident.

Born on Sept. 14, 1990, in Oneonta, he was the son of John D. Reed and Cheryl L. Burke.

Daniel worked for the last few years in the Parts Department at Eklund Farm Machinery in Stamford, where he considered customers his top priority and his employers family.

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Stephanie K. Shultis, 48; Managed Family’s Polar Bear Restaurants

IN MEMORIAM: Stephanie K. Shultis, 48;

Managed Family’s Polar Bear Restaurants

Stephanie Shultis

SCHENEVUS – Stephanie K. Shultis Hurlburt, 48, a manager at her family’s Polar Bear restaurants, passed away September 7, 2017, after a courageous 10-year battle with thyroid cancer.

She was born May 9, 1969, in Oneonta, the daughter of Edmund G. and Beth A. (Wells) Shultis.

Stephanie grew up in Schenevus, graduating from Andrew S. Draper Central School, Class of 1987.

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 Mary G. Foti, Oneonta, Worked For 5 Congressmen

IN MEMORIAM:  Mary Foti;

Worked For 5 Congressmen

ONEONTA – Mary G. Foti, who worked for five congressman in the course of her career, died July 31, 2017, at Fox Nursing Home.

Mary was the daughter of John and Lena (Cologero) Foti. She was born and raised in Oneonta. She lived in Syracuse for 35 years, moving to Washington, D.C., and retiring back to Oneonta.

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Janet B. Raymond, 84; Worked At Bresee’s, Then Fox Hospital

IN MEMORIAM: Janet B. Raymond, 84;

Worked At Bresee’s, Then Fox Hospital

Janet B. Raymond

OTEGO – Janet B. Raymond, 84, a nurse who retired from Fox Hospital, passed away June 16, 2017 at her home.

Janet was born April 29, 1933 in the family home on Hudson Street in Oneonta, the daughter of Jay and Catherine (Smith) Woolheater. She graduated from Oneonta High School in 1950 and began raising a family of seven children and many four-legged friends. She married James Raymond in November 1969.

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David A. Stewart Sr. Engineer Also Interested In History

IN MEMORIAM: David A. Stewart Sr.

Engineer Also Interested In History

David A. Stewart Sr.

ONEONTA – Oneonta native David Arnold Stewart Sr., 86, whose love of history was expressed in the restoration of his Pennsylvania home and participation in historical societies, passed away peacefully May 3, 2017, under the care of Hospice in Jackson, Mich.

Dave was the son of James and Helen (Morris) Stewart, born May 24, 1930, in Oneonta.  A 1948 graduate of Oneonta High School, Dave graduated from Tri-State College (now Trine University) in Angola, Ind., with a degree in civil engineering in 1957. Earning his professional engineering license in the early 1960s, he enjoyed his professional career working for McFarland Johnson, in Binghamton and Woodbury, N.J., Kuljian Corp., Philadelphia, and Day & Zimmermann, Philadelphia.

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Montanna Wilber, 69; Army Veteran Retired From Post Office

IN MEMORIAM:  Montanna Wilber, 69;

Army Veteran Retired From Post Office

MERIDALE – Oneonta native Montanna Fay Wilber, Sr., 69, of Meridale, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Born on Aug. 18, 1947 in Oneonta, he was the son of the late Leland J. and Hazel (Stilson) Wilber.

Mr. Wilber proudly served in the Army from 1965 to 1968.

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