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In Memoriam: Catherine Wilmot Walker

COOPERSTOWN—Catherine Wilmot Walker, a life-long resident of the Cooperstown area, entered into eternal rest late Wednesday afternoon, July 19, 2023, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. She was 92.
Born May 6, 1931 at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, she was the daughter of Geary A. Wilmot Sr. and Catherine Crain Wilmot.…

In Memoriam: Alfred Lee Shaver

INVERNESS, FL—Alfred Lee Shaver passed away on July 31, 2023 in Inverness, Florida. Al was born on Jackson Hill in Treadwell in a two-story farmhouse to Charles and Thelma (Pelham) Shaver on December 16, 1939. He graduated from Franklin Central School in 1959, where he was a standout athlete who excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He attended Delhi Ag & Tech, where he competed in cross country and played baseball. Al graduated in 1961 with an AAS degree in…

In Memoriam: Kathi Eloise Yule

PEMBROKE PINES, FL—Kathi Eloise Yule, 81 years old, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, passed away July 11 at her home with her daughter, Sarah, by her side. She was a long term “rare disease warrior,” which she faced with positivity and strength. Kathi was born June 20, 1942 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York to James A. and Ruth Yule. 
Kathi was married to George Mitchell from 1964-1981 and together they have four children who were her pride and joy: Lisa Page…

In Memoriam: Robert M. Walley

ONEONTA—Robert M. Walley, 79 years old, passed away on July 10, 2023 at his home in Oneonta, New York. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth; his daughters, Beth and Nan; his sons, Mark and John; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.…

In Memoriam: Caroline Marie Dobbs

COOPERSTOWN—Caroline Dobbs was a loving mother, friend and wife. She was born in Chicago on July 25, 1935, in the heart of the Great Depression, to Worthley and Margaret Burbank. Caroline and her brother, Worth, grew up spending most of their time in Chicago with a few years in St. Louis and long summers visiting their father’s relatives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Caroline graduated from Kelvyn Park High School in 1953 and went on to follow her passion…

In Memoriam: Edward F. Bordinger

ONEONTA—Edward F. Bordinger, 84, of Oneonta passed with the Lord from a sudden illness on Friday, July 28, 2023 with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Bert and Esther Bordinger, and sister, Betty Ann Bordinger.…

In Memoriam: Lester R. Grummons

ONEONTA—Lester "Les" Raymond Grummons, 80, of Oneonta, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023 at UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, with his family at his bedside.
Born in Sayre, Pennsylvania on June 16, 1943 to Lester D. And Mary (Stella) Grummons, he married Sharon A. Allen on June 29, 1964 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Vestal, New York.  Sharon passed away on October 19, 2004.
He graduated from Owego Free Academy, Class of 1961. He studied at SUNY Broome…

In Memoriam: Lucy Battel Hamilton

COOPERSTOWN—Lucy Battel Hamilton died peacefully on July 19, 2023 at her summer home in Cooperstown, New York surrounded by her loving family. Known to all as “Bunny,” she was born in Buffalo, New York on November 13, 1933, the daughter of Lucy Mills Battel and John Lawrence Battel.
After attending the Buffalo Seminary and Bennett College, she and Lyman Bass Townsend wed, settling in Millbrook, New York with their three children. It was during her Millbrook years that Bunny began a…

In Memoriam: Norma L. Onyan

COOPERSTOWN—Norma Louise Onyan, a long-time resident of Cooperstown, entered into eternal rest Friday afternoon, July 21, 2023, at her home on the southern shore of Otsego Lake in the Village of Cooperstown. She was 92.
Born December 13, 1930 in Wichita, Kansas, she was one of eight children of Ernest Edward Rothwell and Myrtle Grace Powell Rothwell.…


Death Notice: Robert Faller

Robert Faller, former director of sales and marketing at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, and The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany, passed away on July 12, 2023. Faller, a native of Port Jervis, had been under hospice care. The obituary and funeral arrangements have not yet been released.…

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