RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Dustin Norman Groat, 19, of Richfield Springs, who passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018, when his kayak capsized on Canadarago Lake during a storm.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1999, in Cooperstown, the son of Eric Groat and Evelyn Seward, and graduated from Richfield Springs Central School, Class of 2017.
Dustin and his dad had a special connection and he loved spending time on the farm with him. His favorite place to be, and where he was happiest, was outside. Whether he was working on the farm, mowing lawns, or just hanging out with family. He enjoyed operating heavy farm equipment in the fields.
Kayak Sinks During Sudden Storm
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – A Jordanville teen drowned in Canadarago Lake after his kayak capsized during last night’s storm.
According to State Police, Dustin Groat, 19, Jordanville, was with another teenager when they got into their kayaks at the Canadarago Lake Boat Launch at approximately 7:30 p.m. and paddled to Deowongo Island.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – NYSEG is reporting power out in 295 homes in the Richfield Springs area after a tractor-trailer knocked down a power pole. Crews have been assigned and the company is reporting power will be back on by 10 a.m.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Giocomo L. “Jack” Guardi, 95, a World War II Navy veteran and retired dairy farmer, passed away peacefully Monday evening Dec. 4, 2017, at his home, with his family by his side.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1922, in Deerfield, Oneida County, a son of the late Giocomo and Joseppina Genovese Guardi. He was raised and educated in Saquoit. He served during World War II as a seaman, first class.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Jone M. Robinson, 92, a homemaker with an artist’s spirit, died Nov. 28, 2017, in Johnson City with her family by her said.
Her favorite mantras were “ever onward” and “God is good.”
She was born on March 26, 1925, in Buffalo, daughter of the late William and Maybelle (Printup) Green. She was educated at the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in Erie County, and later attended and graduated from Richfield Springs Central School. She furthered her education at SUNY Albany.
COOPERSTOWN – William Stanley Reed, 50, an assistant leader of Troop 14, Richfield Springs, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 18, 2017, with his family by his side.
William was born July 25, 1967, in Southbridge, Mass., son of the late Stanley William Reed and Lela Mae Buell Reed. He was raised and educated in Holland, Mass.
NEW BERLIN – Patricia A. “Patti” Jarvis, 51, of New Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Cooperstown, following a long battle with illness.
Patti was born on Feb. 15, 1966, in Herkimer, to Margaretta and Herbert Jarvis.
She grew up in Richfield Springs with her two older siblings and was the baby of the family!