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Niles Eggleston, 99; Milford Benefactor, Historian, Author of “Eva Coo Murderess”

IN MEMORIAM:  Niles Eggleston, 99;

Milford Benefactor, Historian, Author

His "Eva Coo Murderess," on a celebrated 1934 murder case, is now in its second printing.
His “Eva Coo Murderess,” on a celebrated 1934 murder case, is now in its second printing.

MILFORD CENTER – Niles Ward Eggleston 99, a community benefactor, local history enthusiast and author of “Eva Coo Murderess,” passed away Tuesday Nov. 3, 2015, at his residence in Milford Center.

Niles Eggleston
Niles Eggleston

He was born at home on Eggleston Hill in the Town of Middlefield on May 27, 1916, the first of eight children born to J. Ward and Maria (Osborn) Eggleston. He graduated from Milford High School in 1935. On June 9, 1943, he married his wife of 52 years, “the prettiest girl in the school,” Georgia Anna Pelton.

In 1937, he established a mail order business, Eggleston Enterprize, in Milford to supply contest information, supplies and newsletters to contestants. At first, it was a part-time venture while he continued to work on the family farm and sell farm produce to area stores. By the early 1950s it was a full-time business with several employees.

He retired in 1982 to enjoy traveling and to devote more time to gardening, photography, writing and his favorite hobby of all, fishing.

Howard ‘Howdy’ Cornish, 92; WWII Veteran, Last Of Original Milford Macs

IN MEMORIAM: Howard ‘Howdy’ Cornish, 92;

WWII Veteran, Last Of Original Milford Macs

Howard Cornish

MILFORD – Howard “Howdy” I. Cornish, 92, a World War II veteran and last of the original Milford Macs, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 2, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.

Born Nov. 2, 1926, at the Thanksgiving Hospital in Cooperstown, Howard was the son of Horace P. and Leta (Persons) Cornish.

He graduated from Milford High School, Class of 1945. Immediately after graduation, Howard enlisted in the Army and, following basic training, was assigned to the 778th Tank Battalion. Howard was dedicated to his country and proud of his service and that of his fellow comrades in arms.

Trudy Lord, 77, Milford; Ceramist With Milford, Oneonta Studios

IN MEMORIAM: Trudy Lord, 77, Milford;

Ceramist With Milford, Oneonta Studios

Gertrude Lord

MILFORD – Gertrude “Trudy” Lord, 77, an accomplished ceramist who operated studios here and in Oneonta, passed away peacefully at The Centers Nursing Home on Sunday March 3, 2019, after a four-year courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Trudy was born on Sept. 20, 1942, in Patterson, N.J., the daughter of the late Samuel L. and Gertrude Margroff Mott. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister Geraldine, and brothers Gary and Ronald.

Nancy Kiser Feola, 66; Milford Woman Fought Cancer 19 Months

IN MEMORIAM: Nancy Kiser Feola, 66;

Milford Woman Fought Cancer 19 Months

MILFORD  –  Nancy Feola (nee Kiser) of Milford, who retired from a 30-year career with the Otsego County Attorney’s Office, lost her gallant 19-month struggle with cancer Monday evening Oct. 5, 2015, at Bassett Hospital.  She was 66.

Born April 1, 1949, she was the oldest daughter among six children of Arthur Sr. and Helen (Platt) Kiser. She attended the one-room Westville School from 1954 to 1961, then attended and graduated from Milford Central School, Class of 1967.  She earned AAS degree in Secretarial Science in 1970 from Herkimer County Community College.

A life-long Milford/Cooperstown resident, she lived with her husband at their State Highway 166 residence.

IN MEMORIAM: Dorothy Marie Smith Weir, 97; Organist For Milford Church

IN MEMORIAM

Dorothy Marie Smith Weir, 97;

67-Year Organist At Milford 

Dorothy Weir

MILFORD – Dorothy Marie Smith Weir, 97, the organist for 67 years at the Milford United Methodist Church, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord Monday, Feb. 12, surrounded by her loving family after a short illness.

Dorothy was born in Bethany, Pa., the daughter of Methodist Reverend Joseph H. Smith and Marie E. Albertson.  She attended various schools prior to moving to Oneonta. Dorothy graduated from Oneonta High School in the Class of 1939. After graduation, she attended Syracuse University, majoring in Music and Fine Arts with a minor in organ.

Ann Eckler, 66, Milford; Worked For Her Family’s Oasis Restaurant

IN MEMORIAM: Ann Eckler, 66, Milford;

Worked At Her Family’s Oasis Restaurant

Ann M. Eckler

MILFORD – Ann M. Eckler, 66, a waitress at her family’s Oasis Restaurant in Oneonta and later a correctional officer, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.

She was born Nov. 8, 1952, in Oneonta, the daughter of Joseph Gerald and Betty Elizabeth (Banner) Monser.

Ann graduated from Oneonta High School, Class of 1970.  She married Donald L. Eckler on Nov. 15, 1970 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oneonta.

Catherine ‘Kitty’ Elliott, 85; Co-Owner Of Milford Market, Captain At Otesaga
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Catherine ‘Kitty’ Elliott, 85; Co-Owner

Of Milford Market, Captain At Otesaga

Kitty Elliott
Kitty Elliott

MILFORD – Selfless mother, grandmother and great grandmother Catherine T. “Kitty” Elliott, former co-proprietor of the Milford Market, completed her 85-year-journey, surrounded by her loving family and friends Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

Kitty joined the world with her twin sister on May 21, 1930, in Wilmington, Del. She was one of eight children born to the late Antonio and Mary (Uzzo) Mazzio.

She began her hard-working career at a young age, leaving academic pursuits to help care for her siblings.

On Aug. 7, 1954, she wed the late Robert F. Elliott, who served in the Navy. In 1970, she and her husband moved to Upstate New York, settling in Milford. There, Kitty raised her three children with exceptional love and devotion of which she took great pride in. This was by far her favorite and most rewarding profession. In return, each is eternally grateful for all she taught and provided to and for them.

Cooperstown, Milford Boosters Raise $3,100 For Cancer Fight

Cooperstown, Milford Boosters

Raise $3,100 For Cancer Fight

CCS' girls basketball team, and girls and boys teams in Cooperstown and Milford, helped raise $3,100 for the Bassett Cancer Institute over the weekend.
CCS’ girls basketball team, and girls and boys teams in Cooperstown and Milford, helped raise $3,100 for the Bassett Cancer Institute over the weekend.  (Mike Perrino photo)

COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Sports Booster Club, in combination with the Milford Central School Sports Booster Club, raised $3,100 for The Bassett Cancer Institute, the Cooperstown boosters announced today.

The “Homestand Against Cancer” event on Saturday was organized by the Cooperstown club and highlighted cancer awareness and research.

Elinor ‘Jane’ Montgomery, 84; Organist At Milford Church For Many Years

IN MEMORIAM: Elinor ‘Jane’ Montgomery, 84;

Organist At Milford Church For Many Years

Jane Montgomers

MARYLAND – Elinor “Jane” Montgomery, 84, who played organ at Milford Center Community Bible Church for many years, passed away Jan. 5, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.

She was born May 15, 1934, in Treadwell, the daughter of Vernon and Gladys (Diihr) Townsend.

Elinor was married to Millard D. “Zip” Montgomery for 40 years, prior to his passing on July 6, 2008.

Fire At Milford United Methodist Church

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BLAZE GUTTING

MILFORD CHURCH

Flames push out from under the front gable of the Milford United Methodist Church, which is on fire at this hour. The fire began in the rear, where the dining hall and church offices are located. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Fire Began In Dining Hall

At Rear, Spreads Throughout

By LIBBY CUDMORE & JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

MILFORD – Almost a dozen fire crews at this hour are battling a blaze at the Milford United Methodist Church at 89 Main St.

The crews, including Milford, Oneonta, Cooperstown, Mount Vision, Schenevus and several others appeared to have the blaze under control, but it was burning too hot to be extinguished.  It appeared likely the building will be a total loss.

Efforts are concentrating on the belltower at this hour (10 p.m.)

IN MEMORIAM: Richard J. Young, 74, Milford; Xerox Retiree

IN MEMORIAM:  Richard J. Young, 74, Milford; Xerox Retiree

MILFORD – Richard J. Young, 74, of Milford, who travelled throughout the East Coast and Puerto Rico as a service manager for Xerox and an avid fisherman in his retirement, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home after a long illness.

Donations Pouring In For Milford Food Pantry

Donations Pouring In

For Milford Food Pantry

David Steen, Town of Maryland, carries canned goods into the temporary food bank at the Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center in Milford. After the food bank was destroyed in the fire at the Milford United Methodist church last Sunday, donations to restock the pantry have been coming in all afternoon (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Dar Buck, owner of the Elm Inn, has asked diners to bring non-perishable goods when they come for corned beef and cabbage tonight.

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

MILFORD – The Milford Food pantry is being restocked this afternoon as donors bring produce, fresh breads and non-perishables to replace what was lost in the Milford United Methodist church fire last Sunday.

At the Elm Inn, owner Dar Buck is encouraging diners looking for her St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage special to bring donations when they come to dine, and a benefit, featuring music by the Stoddard Hollow String Band, is planned for this evening, 7-11 p.m.

The food bank will be open 9:30-11:30 at the Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center on Saturday, March 18, and the following week will relocate to the Legion Hall on Main Street, where it will remain until a permanent location is settled.

Benefits Planned For Milford Food Pantry

Benefit Planned Friday In Milford

For Food Pantry Forced Out By Fire

The Stoddard Mountain Boys will play at Friday’s benefit at Milford’s Elm Inn to benefit the food pantry that can no longer use the damaged Methodist Church.

MILFORD – The Elm Inn of Milford will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party and benefit from 11 a.m. – midnight this Friday to raise money and donations for the Milford Food Pantry, which was destroyed in the United Methodist Church fire on Sunday, March 12.

The Stoddard Hollow String Band will play from 7-10 p.m., and though there is no cover charge, guests are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food or a check for the Milford Food Pantry.

A special menu including corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sandwiches, fish fry, turkey and pastrami, salads and tavern fare will be served all day.

Milford Supporters Celebrate Community Center Upgrade

Milford Supporters Celebrate

Community Center Upgrade

People behind construction of a handicapped ramp alongside the new Milford Community Center on West Main Street gathered at the site this evening to celebrate the progress. The Milford Rotary Club donated $2,300 toward the ramp, and Habitat for Humanity’s HASP (Home Accessibility & Safety Program) donated another $1,000. Seward Gravel provided the required gravel, the village crew dug post holes, and David Singh drove his tractor over to help with construction. On site this evening were, from left, Rotarian-in-training E-V Sosnowski, Milford Rotary President Lola Rathbone, Rotarians Pat Winsor, Jim Yourno and Tom Rathbone, Milford United Methodist Pastor Sylvia Barrett, Rotarians Alicin and Vera Sosnowski, Habitat’s Duncan Smith, Rotarian Ken Sosnowski, Habitat’s Steve Londner, who is supervising the construction, and Rotarian Ken Stone.  After the Milford United Methodist Church burned March 12, 2017, the Legion made the building available for the food pantry that had been at the church.  That began the process that led to the Community Center’s creation as a non-profit entity.  Village Mayor Brian Pokorny is the center’s president.  Londner said Habitat is always looking for volunteers; check out Habitat of Otsego County’s home page.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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