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IN MEMORIAM:  Doris W. Oliver, 94;

Rites Thursday For City Schools Retiree

Doris W. Oliver

ONEONTA – The funeral is this Thursday, Nov. 30, for Doris W. Oliver, 94, of Oneonta, who retired from the Oneonta City School District.  She passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

Born and raised in Milford, Doris was a graduate of Milford High School.  She was married for 70 years to Leland Arthur Oliver, who passed away on Nov. 10, 2011.

Doris worked for Bendix Corp. for over 25 years, then Oneonta schools for 12 years, then retired.   Since 2015, she had lived in Patterson, Calif., with her youngest son, Michael, and his wife Mary Jane, who cared for her.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her oldest son, Stephen, her second oldest son, Thomas; her great-grandson, Aaron Michael Oliver; and three sisters, Dorothy Carley and her husband Paul, Myrtle Mohney and her husband Tom, and Marie Nearing.

Survivors include her youngest son, Michael W Oliver, daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Oliver, grandson, Matthew Joseph Oliver, his wife, Mary Cris Oliver, great-grandson, Alexander Daniel Oliver, all of Patterson, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Oliver of Seymour, Tenn.; grandson, Stephen W Oliver Jr., wife Gina, great grandson, Samuel of Arlington, Va.; grandson, David Timothy Oliver of Albany, daughter-in-law Joan Oliver of Watkins Glenn, grandson, Jeffrey Oliver of Elmira, granddaughter, Bethany Spaulding, husband, Ernie of Corning,  granddaughter, Christy Oliver of Buffalo; her brother, Hilton Wood, wife Ann, nephew Craig all of Milford; niece, Bonnie Kress, husband Gunner and other relatives.

The family would like to thank all the nurses and aids of Optimal Hospice, Modesto, CA for their wonderful care they provided to Doris and the family the last few months of her life.

The funeral will be at noon Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz Street, Oneonta, NY, with the Rev. Keith VanDewerker, officiating.  Calling hours will be from 11 a.m.-noon.

Burial will be at the Oneonta Plains Cemetery on Oneida Street immediately following the funeral service.

Flowers to celebrate Doris’ life can be sent to the funeral home.


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