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In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM: Andrew J. Adell, 25, Otego

IN MEMORIAM: Andrew J. Adell, 25, Otego

Andrew J. Adell

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.

Patricia M. Dinger, 63, Cherry Valley

IN MEMORIAM: Patricia M. Dinger, 63

CHERRY VALLEY – Patricia M. Dinger, 63, of Cherry Valley passed away unexpectedly, Dec. 3, 2018 at Centers Healthcare Cooperstown.

Patricia was a one-of-a-kind woman with a contagious smile and laugh. She loved the Lord and her church, puzzles, and visits from her loved ones.

Dorothy B. Peet, 104; Retired From Oneonta Dress Factory

IN MEMORIAM: Dorothy B. Peet, 104;

Retired From Oneonta Dress Factory

Dorothy P. Peet

UNADILLA – Dorothy B. Peet, 104, of Unadilla, who retired from the Oneonta Dress Factory, passed away Tuesday morning Dec. 4, 2018, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home in Oneonta.

She was born on June 22, 1914, to William and Clara May (Bingham) Byam.

She was the widow of the late Edwin Peet and was predeceased by her son, John Edwin Peet and her sisters, Loretta & Ruth, her brothers, Howard, Walter, Floyd, Herbert and Harmon.

Bernard ‘Buddy’ Bunt, 69; Vietnam Veteran Had Moved To Tennessee

IN MEMORIAM: Bernard ‘Buddy’ Bunt, 69;

Vietnam Veteran Had Moved To Tennessee

“Buddy” Bunt

HARTWICK – Bernard “Buddy” C. Bunt, Jr., 69, a lifelong Hartwick resident and Vietnam veteran who lived in Paris, Tenn., for the past 1½ years, died Nov. 23, 2018, at his home there.

He was born on June 23, 1949, in Cooperstown, son of Bernard C. Bunt, Sr. and Elizabeth A. Schweitzer Bunt.  He attended Cooperstown Central School, then joined the Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam.

Ellen Armstrong Kanarek, 69; Sister Of Cooperstown Pastor
IN MEMORIAM

Ellen Armstrong Kanarek, 69;

Sister Of Cooperstown Pastor

Ellen Armstrong Kanarek

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.

Bernard Suskind, 97; Holocaust Survivor Leaves Family Here
IN MEMORIAM

Bernard Suskind, 97;

Holocaust Survivor

Leaves Family Here

Bernard Suskind
(Portrait by Gunther Spoonhauser)

Holocaust survivor Bernard Suskind, 97, of Atlantic Beach, Long Island, died on Nov. 26, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre.

Among his survivors he leaves a daughter, Linda Suskind Kosmer, in Fly Creek.

He is predeceased by his wife, Charlotte.

Born in Fuerstenau, Germany, Bernard was arrested on Kristallnacht, Nov. 9-10, 1938, and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp along with his father. They were fortunate to be freed after a month.

Due to the efforts of the Swedish government, he went to Sweden, where he spent a year working before he continued to the U.S. and enlisted in the Army. He then fought as a GI on the German front.

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Savalla Howland, 94; Secretary, Aide At Sidney High School

IN MEMORIAM: Savalla Howland, 94;

Secretary, Aide At Sidney High School

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.

Russell J. Shufelt, 60; Worked At Walmart Distribution Center

IN MEMORIAM: Russell J. Shufelt, 60;

Worked At Walmart Distribution Center

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.

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