OTEGO – Douglas Ray Hulick, 66, proprietor of Hulick Wildlife Control, Otego, died Aug. 10, 2019, surrounded in love with his family by his side, peacefully at home, following an extended illness. As he said, “He fought the good fight.”
Doug was born Oct. 24, 1952, in Sidney, the son of Loring and Violet (Pelton) Hulick.
COLUMBUS – Troopers from the Oneonta Barracks deployed at Unadilla Motorcross responded at 8:53 p.m. Friday to a report a pedestrian had been struck by a car on nearby Route 8.
They then arrested the driver, Edward D. Burnett, 31, of Utica, for vehicular assault in the second degree, and for DWI while two passengers in the car were under 15, according to a press release from Troop C.
DAVENPORT – James (Jim) Weston Hanson went to be with his Lord on Aug. 9, 2019, at home, after a battle with cancer.
Jim was born and grew up in Orange, Calif. He attended St. John’s Lutheran Church & School, and graduated from Orange High School. Jim attended several community colleges and received his BS from Liberty University.
HARTWICK – Joan (Joanie) Elizabeth (Thompson) Fluke, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in her home in Hartwick, where she lived with her daughter Karen and family.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1939, in Leesville, La., to Cecil Eugene and Edith May Thompson. She moved to Lamar, Colo., in her early years. She attended and graduated from Lamar High School in 1957, then attended Lamar Community College.
EAST WORCESTER – The Rev. Dr. George I. Goodwin, Jr. (aka “Rev”), 84, whose annual “Tent Meetings” in Pennsylvania drew hundreds of participants, has gone to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2019.
Dr. Goodwin was born on March 4, 1935, in Newburgh, the son of the late Rev. George Goodwin Sr., and Emma B. (Jones) Goodwin.
He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Harold, and four sisters, Rilla Mae Goodwin of Newburgh, Sally Borst of Longmont, Colo., Diane Marendo of Cold Springs, and Carolyn Sayre of Woodland, Calif.
ONEONTA – One of Oneonta’s few remaining members of “The Greatest Generation” passed away today, Aug. 8, 2019, to be welcomed by his family and many friends in heaven.
Charles R. Blanchard, 91, was born in Oneonta on May 25, 1928, the son of Merton and Emma (Roscoe) Blanchard. He attended Oneonta schools and then joined the war effort serving in the Merchant Marines and Navy.
OTEGO – Christina “Tina” Nichols, 68, a lifetime resident of Otego and retiree of the Unatego Central School District, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Bassett Hospital with her loving family by her side.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1951, at Fox Hospital. She graduated from Unatego Central School in 1970. She married the love of her life, George W. Nichols, on Feb. 3, 1973.
Tina enjoyed living on her family farm, gardening, feeding birds, ordering from QVC and spending summers at East Sidney Lake, where she was known as Granny by many.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Elliot Meyer Helfand, 100, proprietor of Ruby’s Department Store here for many years, passed away on Sunday morning July 28, 2019, in Windsor of Venice Hospice Care, Venice, Fla., with his loving wife, Marty, at his side. They resided in Englewood, Fla.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1919, in New York City, son of the late Reuben and Rose Osowitz Helfand. He was educated in Brushton, Franklin County, where his parents also operated a department store, and went on to Michigan State University and Clarkson University. where he earned a bachelor’s.
MILFORD – The memorial service was Sunday for Lawrence (Larry) Paul Curry, 79, of Milford, who lost his courageous battle against cancer on July 31, 2019. He passed peacefully at his home in the arms of his beloved “partner-in-crime” Sabine Curry.
Larry was born on July 9, 1940, in East Meadow, Long Island, and was raised in Babylon. As a young man, he lived in Bohemia and West Sayville where he worked for Suffolk County DPW for 25 years. During his time on The Island, you could always find him on the water. He was a clammer, a fisherman, and finally, the owner of Larry’s Boat Transport.