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Kathleen Marsala, 86; NYC Native Leaves Cooperstown Survivors

IN MEMORIAM:  Kathleen Marsala, 86;

NYC Native Leaves Cooperstown Survivors

COOPERSTOWN – Kathleen Marsala, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully early Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, 2019, at her home in Cooperstown, surrounded by her family. She was 86.

Born Sept. 1, 1933, in Manhattan, Kathleen was one of 10 children of Richard and Ann (Sheridan) Grey.  On Oct. 21, 1950, Kathleen married the love of her life, Joseph J. Marsala, in a ceremony at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan.

Calling Hours Thursday, Funeral Friday For Kathleen Galland-Bennett, Teacher

Calling Hours Thursday, Funeral Friday

For Kathleen Galland-Bennett, Teacher

Editor’s Note:  This is the complete obituary for Kathleen M. Galland-Bennett, the CCS teacher who passed away Sunday.  It was released this afternoon by Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements.

Kathleen Galland-Bennett
Kathleen Galland-Bennett

COOPERSTOWN – Kathleen M. Galland-Bennett, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and Cooperstown Elementary School teacher, passed away following a valiant struggle with cancer Sunday afternoon, July 12, 2015, at her home.  She was one day shy of her 51st birthday.

Born Kathleen Mary Galland on July 13, 1964, at Bassett Hospital, she was a daughter of State Trooper David P. Galland and Ethel Maryann (Svantner) Galland.

As a youngster she attended school in Hartwick, then later attended Cooperstown Central School, graduating with the Class of 1982.  For two years Kathleen attended SUNY Cobleskill, then two years at SUNY Geneseo, receiving her master’s in Elementary Education at SUNY Oneonta.

IN MEMORIAM: Kathleen A. Bachand, 93; Cooperstown Realtor Margaret Savoie’s Mother

IN MEMORIAM:  Kathleen A. Bachand, 93;

Cooperstown Realtor Margaret Savoie’s Mother 

Kathleen Bachand
Kathleen
Bachand

COOPERSTOWN – Kathleen A. Bachand, 93, mother of Cooperstown realtor Margaret Savoie, passed away Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at Otsego Manor.  Kathleen was a kind and loving woman with a great sense of humor, and with a deep and abiding love of her family and many friends.

She was born Dec. 18, 1920, in Hartford, Conn., a daughter of Anthony and Philomena (Vendetti) DiPaola.  She married Edward A. Bachand, Sr. on November 21, 1942.

Throughout her life Kathleen was employed in cafeterias at several schools, as well as at Aetna Insurance Company in Hartford.  Her true career was caring for her home and family.

Kathleen F. Howarth, 93; Farmer Helped Found W. Kortright Center

IN MEMORIAM: Kathleen F. Howarth, 93;

Farmer Helped Found W. Kortright Center

Kathleen Howarth

ONEONTA – Kathleen F. Howarth, 92, a founder of the West Kortright Center, formerly of Meredith and Oneonta, passed away Feb. 6, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she had resided since June 2017.

Kathleen was born Oct. 18, 1926, in New Rochelle, the daughter of immigrants, John and Anne (nee Hackett) Feeney.  She was a graduate of St. Gabriel’s High School there.

On April 18, 1949, she married Owen Howarth at Holy Family Church, New Rochelle. Owen predeceased her March 31, 2013.

Kathleen Galland-Bennett; Teacher, Example Of Cancer-Fighting Courage

IN MEMORIAM: Kathleen Galland-Bennett, 50;

Teacher Exemplified Cancer-Fighting Courage

Kathleen Galland-Bennett
Kathleen Galland-Bennett
Kathleen Galland, with her pal Christine McBrearty-Hulse behind her, rides into the Damaschke Field parking lot after last September's Bike Otsego.  She was a staple in local running and biking events through her cancer fight.  (allotsego.com)
Kathleen Galland-Bennett, with her pal Christine McBrearty-Hulse behind her, rides into the Damaschke Field parking lot after last September’s Bike Otsego. She was a staple in local running and biking events through her cancer fight. (allotsego.com)

COOPERSTOWN – Kathleen M. Galland-Bennett, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and Cooperstown Elementary School teacher, passed away following a valiant struggle with cancer Sunday afternoon, July 12, 2015, at her home.  She was one day shy of her 51st birthday.

While fighting cancer, she continued to run and bike competitively in local races, often with her pals Christine McBrearty-Hulse, Anne Killian-Russo and Jenna Wratten.

Family and friends may call 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.

A funeral service will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015, at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Index, where Kathleen will be laid to rest near her sister, Cyndi.

Kathleen McClaine, 68; Oneonta Paralegal, Accomplished At Pool

IN MEMORIAM: Kathleen McClaine, 68;

Oneonta Paralegal, Accomplished At Pool

CHARLOTTEVILLE – Kathleen M. McClaine, a paralegal with an Oneonta firm for many years and an accomplished pool player, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2018, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing. She was 68 and lived in the Charlotteville area.

Born June 9, 1949, in Schenectady, Kathleen was the daughter of Merlin Francis and Catherine Mae (Howland) McClaine.

She was a paralegal with the Law Firm of Peter W. Hill, Esq. in Oneonta.

3rd-Grade Track Meet Named For Kathleen Galland-Bennett

3rd-Grade Track Meet Named

For Kathleen Galland-Bennett

Pupils Cheer, Reflect At Cooperstown Elementary Ceremony

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Kathleen Galland-Bennett
Kathleen Galland-Bennett

CCS elementary students Isabella Reich and Noah LaPointe, at left in top photo, pause for a moment of silence this morning as the annual third-grade track meet was renamed in honor of Kathleen Galland-Bennett, the teacher who came to exemplify courageous cancer-fighting in her five-year battle with the disease.  She passed away July 12, 2015.   Below right, phys-ed teacher Connie Herzig remembers her friend; at left in that photo is Kathleen’s husband, Ray Bennett; her mother, Ethel Galland-Stephan, is third from left.  In photo, lower right, is Anne Killian Russo, Kathleen’s running and biking pal.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

Kathleen Baker, 69; Graveside Service For Lover Of Animals

IN MEMORIAM: Kathleen Baker, 69;

Graveside Service For Lover Of Animals

Kathleen Baker
Kathleen Baker

 SPRINGFIELD CENTER – A graveside service is planned at 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, for Kathleen Baker, known locally at a lover of animals, who died Dec. 29, 105.

Kathy was born in 1947 in Tottenville on Staten Island, and worked at the Staten Island Zoo in the early 1970s.  She was a homemaker her entire life.

Beloved Mechanical Skaters May Return

From Macy’s to 6th Ward

Beloved Mechanical

Skaters May Return

A pair of mechanical figure skaters have traveled from Macy’s to Bresee’s to the Catellas lawn, and may soon appear at the Balnis’ home in the Sixth Ward. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Carla and Wayne Balnis hope to reconstruct the skaters’ rink at their Gilbert Street
property in the Sixth Ward.

ONEONTA – On their first date, Wayne Balnis introduced his girlfriend (and future wife), Carla Palmer, to a family tradition.

“He took me to see the skaters on the Catellas’ lawn on Belmont Circle,” she said. “And there’d be a line of cars behind us, waiting to see them.”

“My dad took me when I was a kid,” said Wayne.

Part of former Bresee’s Department Store Christmastime window displays, Kathleen Catella said she and her husband, Jim, obtained the mechanical figure skaters in the 1950s.

Each Christmas season, the couple set them up on their lawn, since delighting generations of Oneonta-area visitors.

“I had one young man come up to me in the grocery store and tell me his parents had taken him to see the skaters,” Kathleen said. “In high school, he took his girlfriend. And later, he proposed to her in front of them!”

“They bring back so many happy memories for so many people.”

According to the couple’s son Tim, his parents stopped doing the display in 1995, and the skaters were packed away. His dad, City Hall recreation director and Catella Park namesake, passed away in 2006.
Now, Wayne and Carla, friends of Tim, hope to carry on the tradition at their Sixth Ward home. “I always bugged him about those figure skaters,” said Carla. “Finally, he called me up and he said, ‘Mom’s ready.’”

“It’s time to bring them back,” said Kathleen.

Carla sat down with Kathleen and explained her intentions: to bring the skaters back into the public eye.

“It was like an interview,” said the younger woman. “I told her how committed we were to getting them going again. She didn’t even want any money for them. She just wanted people to see them.”

Aside from a few broken fingertips, the mechanical skaters are in good condition, but the base they skated on was accidentally destroyed when construction workers took down the outbuilding where it was being stored.

The Balnises are looking for someone to redesign the rotating track and the mechanism to make them “skate.”

Each figure is on tires that allows them to bounce off walls and each other and, in the process, spin.

Kathleen doesn’t think the skaters originated locally, but were originally among Macy’s famed window displays in New York City, before the local department store bought them.

“I don’t know how Jim got them,” said his wife. “He just came up with the idea that we should have them!”

So every year, at the start of Advent, the skaters would go out on the Catellas’ lawn. “My husband and the kids would build a structure around them to keep the snow and rain off them, and we’d put on music for them to skate to,” she said. “There would be a line of cars waiting to see them.”

“It wasn’t Christmas without the skaters,” said son Tim.

The father’s secretary, Alice, made new costumes for them. “They had jingle bells in the skirt that would ring,” said Kathleen. “It’s those little details that made the kids smile.”

The Catellas’ display was one of several on Belmont Circle.

“There was a farmer who lived there and farmed outside of town, and a carpenter on the block too,”

Kathleen said. “The carpenter built a living Nativity, and the farmer brought cows, sheep, goats and a donkey named Sassafras, with mannequins as Mary, Joseph and Jesus. The kids would wait for him to roll up the canvas every day, and then he would let them ride on Sassafras.”

By next year, Wayne and Carla are hoping to bring that same Christmas spirit to Gilbert Street.

“We know a few people who might be able to make a new base,” she said. “But we’re reaching out to anyone who might be able to help.”

“I’d be delighted to see it again,” said Kathleen. “I’ll bring my kids, grandkids and great-grandkids to see it.”

Kathleen M. Hansen, 88; Raised 6 Siblings As Well As Her Children

IN MEMORIAM: Kathleen M. Hansen, 88;

Raised 6 Siblings As Well As Her Children

Kate Hansen

MORRIS – Kathleen “Kate” M. Hansen, 88, of Morris has passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sept. 6, 2019.

She was born on Sept 19, 1930, in Brooklyn, the daughter of John Joseph and Cecelia (Farrell) Bankich.  In 1949, Kate married Charles Hansen at St. Gregory The Great Church in Brooklyn.

While starting a family, Kate and Charlie raised her younger siblings, Cely, Rosie, Joanie, Mary, Andy and Jimmy.  During this time, they moved to Upstate New York in 1959, while Charlie stayed in the city until retirement.

Kathleen Hungerford, 64; ‘Mom Away From Home’ To SUNY Students

IN MEMORIAM: Kathleen Hungerford, 64;

‘Mom Away From Home’ To SUNY Students

Katherine Hungerford

MORRIS – Kathleen L. Hungerford, 64, of Morris, a “mom away from home” for SUNY Oneonta students during 20 years working for the campus food service,  passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 13, with her fur babies by her side.

Kathy was born in Sidney, the daughter of Richard and Marion (Edwards) Tracy. Kathy graduated from Morris Central School in 1974. She lived in Otego for many years, before returning to her hometown of Morris in 2002. Kathy married Dale A. Hungerford on Aug. 1, 2009.

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS Nov. 28-29, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Nov. 28-29, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Alex Kersman of Worcester hoists his 4-year-old daughter Piper up to help decorate a lamp pole Sunday, Nov. 24, during the 4C’s committee’s annual downtown decoration event. This was the family’s first year participating, but they hope to come back next year. “There’s a few things we try to do every year,” says dad Alex, “We’re going to continue doing this.”  The 4C’s is the Cooperstown Community Christmas Committee and relies almost exclusively on volunteers.  (James Cummings/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

This Year, Enjoy Lights-A-Palooza!

Unilaterally, SSPCA Planning Fees

Klugo 5-Apartment ‘Dream Project’ Complete

‘Warming Station’ May Aid Local Homeless

Splitting Homes Into Apartments Upsets Village

$5K Raised For Zoe As Biopsy Results Await

For Now, Justice For Gillian Realized

EDITORIAL

Conductor Search: What A Treat, Opportunity

COLUMNS

ZAGATA: Fracking Ban Cost County $1B A Year

WALKER: Protest Take Away Free Speech Rights

LETTERS TO EDITOR

HULSE: Village Trustees Urged – Listen

MacMILLAN: Limit Flagpole To Stars, Stripes

Cases Like Zoe’s Common, PETA Says

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Nov. 28, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Nov. 29, 2019

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4 Bresee Elves Return To Oneonta

Too Many Home Alone, She Opens Center

IN MEMORIAM

Joseph B. Nelson III, 66; Stricken While Hunting

Frederick Sousa, 89; Honored Long After WWII Duty

Carol Uhlig, 79; Lead CSEA Unit At SUNY Delhi

Josephine Graham, 88; Worked At Smalley’s

Alice Pier, 89; NYC Native Move Here As Teen

Kathleen Marsala, 86; Mother Of Fenimore VP

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Michael Genzardi, 41; L.I. Native Employed At Fox Hospital

IN MEMORIAM: Michael Genzardi, 41;

L.I. Native Employed At Fox Hospital

Michael Genzardi

ONEONTA – Michael G. Genzardi, 41, who moved from Long Island with his family in the 1980s, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 6, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 12, 1977, in Bethpage, the son of Eugene T. and Kathleen (Good) Genzardi.

Michael and his family moved to Oneonta in 1985 from Massapequa.  He graduated from Unatego High School.  He loved playing basketball.

Kay Amatucci, 76; Worked 35 Years At Hartwick College

IN MEMORIAM:  Kay Amatucci, 76;

Worked 35 Years At Hartwick College

Kay Amatucci

ONEONTA – Kathleen “Kay” Amatucci, 76, who retired after 35 years with Hartwick College, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at Bassett Hospital.

Kay was born in Brooklyn, on Dec. 21, 1940 the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Lynch) Coakley. She was the 3rd of seven children, having four  sisters and two brothers.

She worked at the Navy Ships Store Office (NSSO) where she met her husband of 56 years, Sonny Amatucci. They married in 1960 and had two daughters, Gina and Kathleen.

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