OTEGO – Andrew J. Adell, 25, of Otego, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, 2018, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City.
He is survived by his mother, Teresa Adell, Otego, and his father, T.J. Adell, Oneonta; two brothers, Logan and Rebecca Osborne in Virginia, and Brad Adell and his fiancé Heather Gross; Andrew’s fiancé, Sophia Troilo, Sidney; grandparents, Earl and Alice Wilber, Franklin, and Richard & Doris Brothers in Ohio, and also several aunts, uncles, cousins and other family.
Ellen Armstrong Kanarek, 69, of Princeton, N.J., sister of the Rev. Elsie Rhodes, Cooperstown’s First Presbyterian Church pastor, died from complications of pneumonia on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, 2018, at Princeton Medical Center.
Ellen was born in Princeton on March 24, 1949, and was a longtime resident. She was a 1966 graduate of Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, where she excelled academically, teaching herself Greek as an independent study, and was a leader in the highly regarded GFS traveling choir. During her years in Philadelphia, she was an active participant in the youth group at her father’s church, the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church.
UNADILLA – Savalla Howland, 94, of Unadilla, a secretary and teacher’s aide at Sidney High School, passed away at home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, following years of fighting cancer and heart disease.
Savalla was born on March 5, 1924, in Deposit, the daughter of Austin and Bertha (Whitman) Gifford. She was married to her late husband Charles H. Howland on Nov. 12, 1944 and shared 66 years together.
JORDANVILLE – Russell J. Shufelt, 60, who most recently worked at the Walmart Distribution Center in Sharon Springs, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Bassett Hospital.
He was born on July 3, 1958, in Albany, a son to the late Irving and Genevieve Martin Shufelt. Raised and educated in Delmar graduating from Colonie High School. On July 23, 1992 he married the former Rosemary Fountain in Delmar.