ONEONTA – Josephine Croce, 96, of Oneonta, whose husband was Wilber Bank branch manager in Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Chestnut Park Rehab & Nursing Center.
She was born on April 28, 1922, in Brooklyn, the daughter of James and Elsie (Abruzzo) Maceli. She married Alfred Croce on Nov. 12, 1949. He predeceased her on May 27, 2008.
WORCESTER – Mary Louise (Peters) Bellinger, 99, a retired teacher who taught in one-room schoolhouses in Schoharie County and Portlandville, passed away at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Fox Hospital.
She was the eldest daughter of Richard and Virginia Peters of Stamford, and was born on Dec. 19, 1918, on the Peters farm. Mary Lou graduated from the former Oneonta Normal school, presently SUNY, in 1939.
WORCESTER – A $3.9 million replacement of the Route 7 Bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in the Town of Worcester is complete, the state DOT announced today. The bridge, originally installed in 1941, connects Otsego and Schoharie counties.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – George P. Mravlja, Jr., 48, a lifelong dairy farmer, passed away suddenly Nov. 14, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.
He was born Jan. 4, 1969, in Cobleskill, the son of George and Elizabeth (Medved) Mravlja.
George grew up in Worcester on the family farm, a calling her pursued. He graduated from Worcester Central School.
WORCESTER – Charles Karl Herzog, 90, at World War II veteran and proprietor of C. Herzog Supply Co., the plumbing supply wholesaler, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2017.
Charlie, the son of the late Andrew and Emma (Rust) Herzog, was born April 12, 1926, in Nuremburg, Germany. The Herzog family emigrated to the United States when Charlie was an infant and settled in Upstate New York. When Charlie was 17 years old, he joined the United States Army to fight in World War II in Europe.
IN MEMORIAM: Worcester’s Doris Rock, 79;
Nurse Ran Paul’s Restaurant With Husband
WORCESTER – Worcester native Doris M. Rock, 79, a nurse and for many years co-proprietor of a local restaurant with her husband, passed away at Holy Redeemer Hospice, Meadowbrook, Pa., on Dec. 30, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Doris was born on July 13, 1937, to George and Beatrice (Wilsey) Rock in Worcester.
WORCESTER – Don Lindberg got what he wanted on Election Day.
After years playing key roles on the Otsego County Board of Representatives, including that of controversial chairman, Lindberg, a Republican, won 362 votes to defeated incumbent Town Supervisor Diane Addesso, who garnered 147.
That’s 71 percent to Addesso’s 29 percent.
Seward Announces $112,500
For Worcester’s New Library
WORCESTER – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, today announced a $112,500 grant for the Worcester Free Library, which will be used to acquire and renovate a former mansion next to the current library in the Weiting Building.
Work has already begun on the building, which was provided to the library by county Rep. Don Lindberg, R-Worcester.
The grant, the only one to Otsego County, was the second biggest of nine, totalling $685,000, provided to Seward’s senatorial district, second only to $211,000 given to the Finger Lakes Library System for a new facility in Ithaca.
“Electronic lending has skyrocketed and many people utilize the Internet at their local library to job search or catch up on news from around the globe. It is vital that libraries are able to keep up with changing needs,” said Seward, who is a member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Libraries.
The allocation is part of $14 million contained annually in the state budget and distributed through the state Dormitory Authority. The Village Library of Cooperstown hopes to obtain some of that funding in future years for the renovation of 22 Main St.
Here is the list of libraries that will receive state funding