ONEONTA – Edith M. Catella, 93, longtime head bookkeeper at the former Sears & Roebuck in downtown Oneonta, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. She passed away with family at her side at Albany Medical Center.
Edith was born on Aug. 1, 1926, to Andrew and Goldie Himes, joining a large family. Edith spent her entire life in Oneonta, and recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of her Oneonta High School Class of 1944.
She married her high school sweetheart, Fred, on April 5, 1947, and started her own family with Linda in 1948, followed by Fred in 1951.
ARNOLD LAKE – Diane Catella Iandiorio, 73, a civic leader who also was active in the Catholic Church, died on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Florida, where she spent winters with her husband.
Diane was born on Staten Island, the daughter of Louis J. Catella and Marie Riche Catella. She attended Notre Dame Academy, Hunter College, and then New York College of Music, where she received a bachelor’s in music.
In 1964 she married Dr. James A. Iandiorio, also of Staten Island, and they later relocated to Upstate New York, where she initially worked as a music instructor within the SUNY system at Bugbee School in Oneonta. She then ran her husband’s chiropractic practice, as the office manager, for over three decades.
ONEONTA – Frances S. Baker, 92, former head nurse at the Homer Folks TB Hospital on West Street, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at the Fox Nursing Home.
She was born, July 17, 1924, in Franklin, the daughter of Alexander and Veronica (Janisius) Sienicki. She was raised on a farm in North Franklin and graduated from Franklin Central School in 1942.
As a member of the Army Cadet Nurse Corps, she attended the Hartwick College School of Nursing in 1945, graduating with an R.N. in 1947. She went on to receive her bachelor of science in nursing in 1954.
ONEONTA – Marion Lawhead, a NYSEG retiree who lived a vibrant life in Bainbridge, Cooperstown and Oneonta, died on Dec. 12, 2016, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home in Oneonta. She was 96.
Marion Jean Hill was born to Henry and Edith Hill on March 12, 1920, in Bainbridge, and grew up on Pearl Street there with an older brother Bruce and a younger sister Joan. She graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1938.
After high school, her Aunt Adeline invited her to Chanute, Kansas, to enroll at Manhattan Junior College. Marion graduated in 1940.
SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Betty Linney Bosc, 88, who spent her career as an EEG technician and head secretary at Bassett Hospital, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, 2017, at Focus Otsego in Cooperstown.
She was born Feb. 21,1929, in Cooperstown, the daughter of the late William and Alice (Bebee) Linney. Betty graduated from Springfield Central High School in 1946. On Feb. 21, 1947, Betty married Ernest A. Bosc.
DAVENPORT CENTER – Dorothy J. Zeh, 81, mother of four, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Chestnut Park Rehab. & Nursing Center.
She was born July 16, 1935 in Laurens, the daughter of the late Edward E. and Marguerite (George) Oliver. Dorothy graduated from Laurens Central School. On Sept. 13, 1953, she married Burnett H. Zeh, Sr. in Laurens. Burnett predeceased her on June 27, 2006.
For many years Dorothy was the parts manager and then worked in the catalog department at Sears in Oneonta.
COOPERSTOWN – Phyllis Basile, 90, mother of the longtime former Hartwick Fire Company #2 fire chief and a Queens native who relocated to Hartwick, passed away at Midnight on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.
Born Aug. 4, 1928, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Queens, she was one of seven children of Mauro and Marie (Croce) Maiorino.
ONEONTA – Frank J. Rogers, 93, of Oneonta, a World War II veteran who worked for Opportunities for Otsego on moving to Oneonta in the 1970s, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at home in Oneonta.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1925, in Manhattan, the son of Thomas and Grace (Mead) Rogers. On Dec. 20, 1947, he married Teresa Evans, who passed away in 2000.
During World War II, he served with the Marine Corps, 1st Division, in the Pacific where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the state National Guard as part of the “Fighting 69th.” He was also a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion and the 1st Marine Division Association.
He was employed as manager of the Gardner Warehouse Corp. in Manhattan for more than 40 years.
Upon moving to Oneonta in the 1970s, he worked as a bookkeeper for Opportunities for Otsego until his retirement.
He is survived by his three widowed daughters, Eileen Dorritie, Patricia Eggleton and Susan Utter; his sister, Grace Leahy; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Teresa; his son, Frank; his sister, Margaret Landthaler; and his three brothers, Thomas, William and Joseph Rogers.
A funeral mass will be announced in the spring.
Burial will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
Arrangements are with Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta