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Search Results for: Ashley McLemore, 24; Survived By Son

Ashley Marie McLemore; Young Son Survives 24-Year-Old Mother

IN MEMORIAM: Ashley Marie McLemore;

Young Son Survives 24-Year-Old Mother

Ashley McLemore

ONEONTA – Ashley Marie McLemore, 24, born Oct. 17, 1994, to Denise and Michael McLemore, passed peacefully on Oct. 1, 2019.

Her beautiful and kindhearted spirit will not be forgotten. She was a patient and loving mother to her son, Noah Michael, and a supportive and caring daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, granddaughter and friend to so many.

Ashley Cooper’s Latest Paintings Depict Husband’s Deployment Bridged By iPad

Ashley Cooper’s Latest Paintings Depict

Husband’s Deployment Bridged By iPad

The artist Ashley Norwood Cooper in the studio behind her Lake Street home.  She holds "Firewalker," a practice of one of her husband's colleagues in Afghanistan.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
The artist Ashley Norwood Cooper in the studio behind her Lake Street home. She holds “Firewalker,” a practice of one of her husband’s colleagues in Afghanistan. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
The artist shows "The Hat," the first painting in her iPad-inspired series.
The artist shows “The Hat,” the first painting in her iPad-inspired series.

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to allotsego.com

Her husband in Afghanistan.
Her husband in Afghanistan.

COOPERSTOWN

In 2012, the Coopers’ seemingly serene existence, in their Lake Street home that backs up on Glimmerglass, was jolted as the father of the house, Bassett’s Dr. Shelby Cooper – he is also a lieutenant commander in the Navy – was deployed to Afghanistan for nine months.

“All of your paintings are about anxiety,” said his artist wife, Ashley Norwood Cooper, sitting in her backyard studio the other day amid her latest creations. “You have to paint about it.”

But how to capture absence?

While the doctor was physically gone, he was present via texting – “You left your scarf at the Moglias last night,” he reminded her his first day away.  And once he was established at the NATO base in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, FaceTime enabled the Coopers, via iPads, to see each other’s faces – a bit distorted – and talk, often for hours through the night, from across the world.

Artist Hosts ‘Open Studio’ 2-5 Sunday At 14 Lake St., Cooperstown

Dean D. Wayman, 94, Cooperstown, Native Son, Sperry Chevrolet Owner
IN MEMORIAM

Dean D. Wayman, 94, Cooperstown;

Native Son, Sperry Chevrolet Owner

Dean Wayman

COOPERSTOWN — Cooperstown Native Son Dean D. Wayman, 93, a lifelong auto buff and former co-owner of Bob Sperry Chevrolet, died Saturday Nov, 9, 2019, at Bassett Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Dean and his twin brother Doug were born May 13, 1926, at the former Thanksgiving Hospital in Cooperstown, the sons of Floyd and Murl (Dyer) Wayman.

Son Challenges CCS Board On Impersonal Note To Mom
Cancer-Fighting Secretary Served 30 Years

Son Challenges CCS Board

On Impersonal Note To Mom

Laurie Pestar's son, Marine Jeremy Denmeade, share his disappointment with the Cooperstown Central school board at the impersonal letter sent to his mother. Seated counter-clockwise from left are board members Tony Scalise and Marcy Birch, Interim Superintendent Mike Virgil, board President Theresa Russo, and board members xxxx (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Laurie Pestar’s son, Marine Jeremy Denmeade, shares his disappointment with the Cooperstown Central school board at the impersonal tone of the letter sent to his cancer-fighting mother. Seated counter-clockwise from left are board members Tony Scalici and Marcy Birch, Interim Superintendent Mike Virgil, board President Theresa Russo, and board members Mary Leonard, Marielle Ainsworth and Tim Hayes.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Mrs. Pestar's colleagues and friends filled the seats at tonight's meeting.
Mrs. Pestar’s colleagues and friends filled the seats at tonight’s meeting.

COOPERSTOWN – Friends, colleagues and the Marine son of Laurie Pestar, a 30-year elementary school secretary fighting cancer, confronted the Cooperstown Central School board this evening – not so much for rejecting her request for a six-month unpaid leave of absence, but by doing so in such a cold and impersonal way.

“I will never forgive this board for this callous and budget-driven decision,” her son, Jeremy Denmeade, told the school board.

In response to an audience question, school board President Theresa Russo would only say the school board has various reasons to give unpaid leaves, and declined to discuss the issue further, saying it was a personnel matter.

Trooper Broke Hand In Father, Son Feud

K9 Unit Deployed To Break Up Fight

Trooper Broke Hand

In Father, Son Feud

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Michael Lubrano
Gary Lubrano

WORCESTER – A state trooper broke his hand and another injured his jaw and lip when they tried to break up the fight between a father and son last night alongside I-88 in the Town of Worcester, according to a release from Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer.

After a passerby alerted 911 that two males were apparently fighting on the roadside, a trooper responded and attempted to place Gary Lubrano, 65, Cobleskill, under arrest, according to the release. He resisted, and a physical altercation ensued; his son, Michael Lubrano, 34, Cobleskill, joined the fray, police said.

Sheriff Surrenders Authority Over Son

Sheriff Surrenders

Authority Over Son

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

County Rep. Ed Frazier, foreground, thanks chair David Bliss for breaking the deadlock over the investigation of the sheriff’s prison-guard son. (Jim Kevliin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – After a 15-month standoff, Ros Devlin’s fate as a correctional officer is now in the hands of the chairman of the Otsego County Board of Representatives.

With one abstention and two absences, the county reps voted a few minutes ago to accept Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr.’s proposal to turn over authority for investigating and possibly removing his son from his job to county board Chair David Bliss, R-Cooperstown/Town of Otsego.

In a short discussion, county Rep. Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla, first thanked Bliss for moving matters forward, but he asked the county labor attorney, Matt Ryan, “Does this get us where we need to be?”

Dad John Coaches, Son Jack Plays, As Hawkeyes Look Toward Finals

Dad John Coaches,

Son Jack Plays,

As Hawkeyes Look Toward Finals

Father and son were all smiles after a victory takes them once againto the semi-finals.
Kate Trossett lets out a big cheer as the CCS boys score against Weedsport Saturday, Feb. 23. The Hawk- eyes won, 63-60.

 

Hawkeyes team captain Jack Lambert dodges Weedsport Warrior Matt Powers at Onondaga CC

By LIBBY CUDMORE

COOPERSTOWN

Growing up, John Lambert always had a ball in his hand.
“My dad, Paul Lambert, coached Cooperstown basketball, 1958-64,” he said. “And I want to do the same thing for my son.”
The CCS Redskins are now the Hawkeyes, but some things stay the same.
Like his father, John Lambert is coaching the CCS team.

Robert J. Mulligan, 90; Veteran, Contractor, Village Native Son
IN MEMORIAM/FULL OBITUARY

‘RJ’ Mulligan, 90; Veteran,

Contractor, Village Native Son

Robert “RJ” Mulligan

COOPERSTOWN – Robert Joseph Mulligan, 90, a retired contractor and Cooperstown Native Son, passed away Aug. 12, 2017.

RJ was born May 23, 1927, on the family farm in the Town of Warren, the fifth of six children to Hugh “Doad” and Mary Dunne Mulligan.  RJ graduated from Richfield Springs Central School.

He married Mary Faith St. John on Dec. 11, 1948, and then joined the Army, where he was stationed in Wisconsin, Japan and Germany.  Upon returning from Germany with Mary, they settled in Cooperstown and started their family and first business, Cooperstown Disposal.

Sheriff, Bliss Reach Accord On Devlin Son

Sheriff, Bliss

Reach Accord

On Devlin Son

Medical Examination Agreed Over

Deputy Suspended More Than Year

By JIM KEVLIN  • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Chairman Bliss
Sheriff Devlin

COOPERSTOWN – A breakthrough has been agreed to in the case of county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr.’s son Ros, a correctional officer at the county jail who has been under suspension since January 2017.

The sheriff has agreed to recuse himself under Section 72 of state Civil Service law, which will allow county board Chairman David Bliss, R-Cooperstown/Town of Middlefield, to order a medical examination of the son, Bliss confirmed a few minutes ago.

The examination could determine whether the younger Devlin can return to work, or could open the way for his eventual dismissal.

‘Special Prosecutor’ Sought To Investigate Case Of Sheriff’s Son

BULLETIN

‘Special Prosecutor’

Sought To Investigate

Case Of Sheriff’s Son

County Board Committee Issues

Report On Devlin Father, Son

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – A committee of the Otsego County Board of Representatives today recommended that the district attorney appoint a “special prosecutor” to investigate county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr., and his son Ros, suspended from his prison-guard job since January.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT

“An objective prosecutor is needed to properly evaluate whether criminal charges are warranted,” the Public Safety & Legal Affairs Committee recommended in a report released this morning.

Asked a few minutes ago if he intended to recuse himself, Devlin replied, “absolutely not … I’ve had no contact with the leadership of this board and I have no trust in the leadership of this board.”

Robert Lane LaDuke, 77; Native Son, CCS Redskin
IN MEMORIAM

Robert Lane LaDuke, 77;

Native Son, CCS Redskin

Bob LaDuke
Bob LaDuke

COOPERSTOWN – Robert Lane LaDuke, born at Bassett Hospital on Oct. 22, 1939, passed away peacefully at Bassett Hospital on Oct. 24, 2016, just two days after his 77th birthday.

Bob was the first child of Harry (Dutch) LaDuke, Jr. and Marion (Maisie) Lane LaDuke. He enjoyed the innocence of growing up in “old” Cooperstown and all of the freedoms and fun it offered. He had lots of memories and stories of bike adventures with John Robinson, visiting the merchants on Main Street, playing on Doubleday Field, the Clark’s Gym after school, stopping at Derrick’s Shoe Store to have your feet X-rayed, Saturday morning art lessons at the Children’s Museum (now the Cooperstown Art Association), picnics at the lake, the Red Bursey Playground program, weeks at Windward Cottages on Otsego Lake, up-to-no-good adventures with Pete Costello and Roger Coleman, after school at the Doubleday, and stopping by 32 Elm St. where there was always something great to eat.

Arline Attanasso, 89; Son, Daughter In Oneonta Survive Her

IN MEMORIAM: Arline Attanasso, 89;

Son, Daughter In Oneonta Survive Her

ONEONTA — Arline Attanasso, 89, of Oneonta, who is survived by a son and daughter in Oneonta, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home.

She was born on June 22, 1930, in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Sidney A. and Victoreen (Maher) Walter.

On May 13, 1950, Arline married Joseph Attanasso in Queens. Joseph predeceased her on Oct. 27, 1995.

Son Returns, Succeeds Mother, MCS Mainstay

Son Returns, Succeeds

Mother, MCS Mainstay

That’s On School Board. Will, Susan Ward

Also Plan Joint Venture On Brewery, Catering

Susan Ward, who is retiring from the Milford school board after 18 years, holds up a poster of her son Will, who won a five-way race to succeed her in the Tuesday, May 21, elections. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

MILFORD – A Milford family dynasty is born, in both politics and business.

In the political sphere, Susan Ward is retiring 18 years on the Milford Central school board, the past eight as the board’s president.

Tuesday, May 21, her son Will, 22, won the seat in a five-way race three days after he graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in political science, becoming the youngest person in the county elected to a school board.

At the same time, Susan was passing her political torch to Will, the two were starting a new family business, the Sanctuary Farm Brewing Company, LLC.

Visiting California Couple With Son At B-Ball Camp Buys A Retirement Home

Realtors: It’s Becoming More Common

Visiting California Couple

With Son At B-Ball Camp

Buys A Retirement Home

P.J. Mellana of La Habra, Calif, takes a selfie with, from left, wife Kari and kids Cooper, 7, P.J., 14, and Reagan, 11 at the couple’s anticipated retirement home.  The younger P.J. was playing at Cooperstown All-Star Village, and the family fell in love with the area.

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – When P.J. Mellana spent a post-graduation week in Cooperstown with his dad in 1997, he never imagined that, one day, he would own property in the land that baseball built.

“We love it here,” he said. “Last summer, my son PJ was on a traveling team, and he played at All-Star Village. We just fell in love with the area.”

So Mellana, who lives in La Habra, Calif., recently bought a three-bedroom property in Milford that he has dubbed “Dreams Farmhouse.”

CJ HEBERT MEMORIAL – SLIDE SHOW

CJ HEBERT MEMORIAL – SLIDE SHOW

 

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