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Search Results for: Wayne King, 62; Radio Personality In Sidney

Wayne R. King, 62, Sidney; WCDO, WHWK Personality

IN MEMORIAM

Wayne R. King, 62, Sidney;

WCDO, WHWK Personality

Wayne King

UNADILLA – Wayne Robert King, 62, long-time radio personality on WCDO and WHWK (The Hawk), passed away unexpectedly on October 9, 2019 at A.O. Fox Tri-Town Campus in Sidney.

He was born on March 27, 1957, in Queens, son of the late Robert J. and Betty Joan King.

He attended Brentwood High School in Long Island, Nassau Community College, SUNY Oneonta and later Columbia Broadcasting School in Denver, Colo.

Betty Joan King, 90; Operated Unadilla Motel With Husband

IN MEMORIAM:  Betty Joan King, 90;

Operated Unadilla Motel With Husband

Betty Joan King

UNADILLA — Betty Joan King, 90, who with her husband ran the Country Motel here for 30 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.

Betty was born on Dec. 15, 1927, in Brooklyn, daughter of the late Harry and Marie (Geiger) Maguire. Betty was very proud of her education, attending PS 45 Elementary School in Brooklyn, and graduating from Our Lady of Wisdom Academy.

On March 26, 1950, she was married to Robert J. King in Cambria Heights.

Thomas G. O’Neil, 99, Sidney; Lawyer, Mayor, Civic Leader
IN MEMORIAM

Thomas G. O’Neil, 99, Sidney;

Lawyer, Mayor, Civic Leader

Thomas G. O'Neil
Thomas G. O’Neil

SIDNEY – Calling hours are Monday for attorney Thomas G. O’Neil, former Sidney village mayor, Tri-Town Chamber president and president of the Sidney Hospital Board of Directors, who passed away July 29, 2016, at the state Veterans’ Home in Oxford.  He would have been 100 on Oct. 25.

A lifelong Sidney resident, he attended Hartwick College, married Gertrude Keeler, earned his law degree at Albany Law School, and served as a Navy lieutenant during World War II, first in the Pacific and later as a member of the JAG.

Catherine (Kate) D’Imperio, 90; Businesswoman, ‘Big Chuck’ Mom
IN MEMORIAM

Catherine (Kate) D’Imperio, 90;

Businesswoman, ‘Big Chuck’ Mom

Kate D’Imperio

SIDNEY – Catherine (Kate) D’Imperio, a Sidney businesswoman and mother of Upstate historian and radio personality Chuck D’Imperio, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

At the time of her passing, she was 90 years old and was surrounded by her family in her own home of more than 70 years in Sidney.

Kate was born on Sept. 7, 1926 in Brooklyn to Joseph and Anna Cody. She moved to Sidney with her parents at an early age and attended Sidney High School.

Paul A. Beames, 73, Sidney; Retired From Marines, Scouts
IN MEMORIAM

Paul A. Beames, 73, Sidney;

Retired From Marines, Scouts

Paul A. Beames and his dog Buddy.

SIDNEY – Paul Arthur Beames, 73, a Marine lieutenant colonel who on retirement pursued a second career with the Boy Scouts of America, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at his home in Sidney.

After retiring from Scouting, he served locally on the executive committee of the Leatherstocking Council BSA.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1945, son of Ralph O. and Irene (Lent) Beames at The Hospital in Sidney.

He graduated from Sidney Central School, Class of 1963, and attended SUNY Oneonta, receiving a bachelor’s in 1968 and master’s in counseling in 1979.

Take Walk Down Memory Lane With Joe Campbell

1927-2019

As ‘Voice Of Oneonta,’

Joe Campbell Beloved

For 50 Years, DJ, Radio Fans Went

On ‘Sentimental Journey’ Together

“Voice of Oneonta” Joe Campbell shared many of the caricatures done of him over the years during an interview in 2011. (Jim Kevlin/Hometown Oneonta file photo)

Editor’s Note: This article recounting “Voice of Oneonta” Joe Campbell’s career in radio appeared on Jan. 14, 2011, in Hometown Oneonta. A legend in his adopted hometown, he passed away early Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019. An obituary and memory book are available from the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements.  Meanwhile, take a walk down Memory Lane.

By JIM KEVLIN

from HOMETOWN ONEONTA, (Jan 13, 2011)

Don Sherwood of Otego, nationally syndicated cartoonist of “Dan Flagg,” a strip about a Marine, captured the WDOS staff, including Joe in the lower left. (click to see full size)

ONEONTA – Spending a few hours with Joe Campbell is a “Sentimental Journey” indeed.

He’s immediately in character, and there are lots of them.

There he goes: “Jack Armstrong, all American boy,” he intones. “Wave the flag for Hudson High, boys.”

Then a commercial break for Armstrong’s sponsor, Wheaties: “Won’t you try Wheaties, the best breakfast found in the land?”

Then on to “Little Orphan Annie: She’s a little chatterbox, that gal with auburn locks.” At the key point, Sandy chimes in: “Arf, arf.”

At almost 84, Joe Campbell, “The Voice of Oneonta,” whose “Sentimental Journey” – spoofs of those old radio shows, plus Big Band favorites, aired for decades over WDOS-AM 730, Oneonta – still captivates.

Larry T. Beers, Sidney; Army Veteran Retired From Mirabito

IN MEMORIAM: Larry T. Beers, Sidney;

Army Veteran Retired From Mirabito

Larry Beers

SIDNEY – Larry T. Beers, 68, of Sidney, an Army veteran who retired from Mirabito Energy Products,  passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.

He was born Aug. 24, 1950, son of the late Victor and Florence (Fletcher) Beers in Sidney.

Larry served his country in the Army in 1970-71 and was honorably discharged.

Wayne Brownell, 66; Machinist, Contractor Worked In Pa.

IN MEMORIAM: Wayne Brownell, 66;

Machinist, Contractor Worked In Pa.

EDMESTON – Wayne Brownell, 66, a machinist and contractor who ended his career working for a fracking company in Pennsylvania, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018, at his home in Edmeston.

Wayne was born on May 11, 1952, in New Berlin,  the son of Max JR and Bernice Brownell. He spent most of his childhood in the New Berlin area. Wayne attended New Berlin and South New Berlin schools.

Robert D. (Bob) Holt, 67; Worked For Sidney Schools, Then On Board

IN MEMORIAM: Robert D. (Bob) Holt, 67;

Worked For Sidney Schools, Then On Board

Bob Holt

SIDNEY – Bob Holt, retired Sidney Central School superintendent of buildings and grounds, then a school board member, stepped aboard the train in the sky for his final journey on May 28, 2019, following his unexpected passing.

Robert D. Holt, 67, was born in Camden, N.J., to Robert and Ethel Holt. He graduated from Lenape High School and Rutgers University.

Before moving to Sidney, he worked for the railroad in Pennsylvania. Not long after arriving in Sidney, he began to work for Sidney schools, rising to building and grounds superintendent, then serving a term on the school board.

Wayne Russell, 72; DOT Engineer Traveled In Retirement

IN MEMORIAM: Wayne Russell, 72;

DOT Engineer Traveled In Retirement

Wayne Russell
Wayne Russell

WEST ONEONTA – Wayne L Russell, 72, who spent 37 years as a civil engineer with the state Department of Transportation, passed away peacefully at Fox Nursing Home Feb. 19, 2016. 

He was born Nov. 12, 1943, in Delhi, the son of Lawrence and Georgia (Ruling) Russell.  The family lived in Bloomville until his junior year in high school when they moved to Schenevus.  After graduation from high school in 1961 he went on to receive an associates degree in engineering from SUNY Delhi, and they began his career with the DOT.

He met his wife Lela (Eller) in high school and, after starting his career, they were married in 1965.  Wayne had many talents, interests and accomplishments.  Chief among them was the loving upkeep repairs and remodeling of his home and gardens where the couple raised their two boys.

Wayne Heck Sr., 79; D&H Railroad Engineer For 20 Years

IN MEMORIAM: Wayne Heck Sr., 79;

D&H Railroad Engineer For 20 Years

Wayne R. Heck Sr.
Wayne R. Heck Sr.

ONEONTA – Wayne R. Heck, Sr., 79, an engineer with the D&H Railroad for 20 years, passed away comfortably surrounded by his family on March 3, 2016, at Fox Nursing Home, after a long illness.

He was born June 28, 1936, in Oneonta, the son of the late Charles and Eva (Oliver) Heck.

Wayne married Margo Wayman on Nov. 10, 1958, in Oneonta.

He was Air Force veteran.

After leaving the D&H, he was a mail carrier for the Oneonta School District.

His Father’s 3 Loves: Teaching, Coaching, Radio Broadcasting

IN APPRECIATION • Joe Campbell Sr.

His Father’s 3 Loves:

Teaching, Coaching,

Radio Broadcasting

Editor’s Note: “Voice of Oneonta” Joseph P. Campbell’s son, Joe Jr., eulogized his father at a memorial service Saturday, July 27, at the Oneonta Elks Lodge.  This is an excerpt.

By JOE CAMPBELL, Jr. • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

“Voice of Oneonta” Joe Campbell Sr., who passed away March 6, 2019, was eulogized by his son and others Saturday, July 29.

Dad absolutely loved teaching, coaching, and radio broadcasting.

  • “Mr. C.” taught for 38 years, mostly in sixth grade at the Greater Plains Elementary School. Dad had the exquisite gift of making lifelong personal connections with each of his students by building on their interests. Many of those students are here with us today and kept in contact with Mr. C. through cards and phone calls. Dad loved this recognition, referring to teaching as the most rewarding career.

Mr. C.’s innovative use of puppets, song, and radio-drama production, including sound effects, made creative writing, social studies, and math come alive in his classroom by delighting students. Additionally he had corners in his classroom for poetry, weight lifting, and radio. Dad frequently said he was grateful to teach back in the day when teachers had more freedom. At home, dad connected with me by bringing his sixth-grade circuit box home when I was in kindergarten and that set me on my path to MIT.

Deadline Extended On Political Letters

MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD

Deadline Extended

On Political Letters

Editor’s Note: Due to high interest in the presidential and other elections coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the deadline for political Letters to the Editor has been extended for one week. Letters will now be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, to be published in the upcoming pre-election editions of Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal. Below is an example of one of 10 excellent letters from readers published in your newspapers this week. Click HERE to send a letter

Irritable, Aggressive? Sound Familiar?

To the Editor:

political-lettersAs we near the date of the election, some of us may be concerned about the mental state of our presidential candidates. Mental illnesses are categorized, defined, and described by the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual,” Fifth Edition, of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-5). This handbook is used by mental health treatment providers throughout the country to establish and standardize diagnoses.

Antisocial Personality Disorder is among the mental disorders described in DSM-5. It is a “pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others….” (DSM-5, p. 659). This disorder is indicated by: “Deceitfulness as indicated by repeated lying…or conning others for personal profit or pleasure… Irritability and aggressiveness… Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to…honor financial obligations… Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt (or) mistreated another” (ibid.).

IF CONSTITUTION STALLS, WOULD AMPHENOL STAY?

SPOTLIGHT REPORT

From Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal

IF CONSTITUTION STALLS,

WOULD AMPHENOL STAY?

The State of New York contributed $20 million to Amphenol's new plant on the Back River Road, Sidney, and also assured the Connecticut-based company there would be a ready supply of natural gas from the Constitution Pipeline. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
The State of New York contributed $20 million to Amphenol’s new plant on the Back River Road, Sidney, and Governor Cuomo assured the Connecticut-based company there would be a ready supply of natural gas from the Constitution Pipeline. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Lacking Supply, Gas Supplier Shifts Focus To Pennsylvania

Editor’s Note:  This “Spotlight Report” is reprinted from this week’s Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta.  Pick up allotsego.com’s sister newspapers weekly for news, features and commentary about the Otsego County regional issues.

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to allotsego.com

Glenn Nealis, director, Delaware County Economic Development Department.
Glenn Nealis, director, Delaware County Economic Development Department.

The future of Amphenol Aerospace’s 1,000-job Sidney plant if the state rejects the Constitution Pipeline is “a relatively minor blip from the perspective of the people who have opposed the pipeline,” says Bob Nied, Richmondville, formerly on the Stop the Pipeline steering committee.

If approved, Stop the Pipeline adherents believe, the pipeline would damage tourism, preventing job growth in that sector, and depress property values, counter-balancing Amphenol’s economic benefits, Nied said.

But Glenn Nealis, director of the Delaware County Economic Development Department, takes another view.  He pointed out that, with its $30 million annual payroll, there is no larger employer than Amphenol in his county or Otsego, and that it is on a par with Raymond Corp., the fork-lift manufacturer in Greene, Chenango County.

Natural gas for Amphenol is “very important,” said Nealis.  “They were very clear during the negotiations to keep them here that that was a key consideration, one they estimated would save them $1 million a year.”

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