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IN MEMORIAM: Kathleen McClaine, 68;

Oneonta Paralegal, Accomplished At Pool

CHARLOTTEVILLE – Kathleen M. McClaine, a paralegal with an Oneonta firm for many years and an accomplished pool player, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2018, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing. She was 68 and lived in the Charlotteville area.

Born June 9, 1949, in Schenectady, Kathleen was the daughter of Merlin Francis and Catherine Mae (Howland) McClaine.

She was a paralegal with the Law Firm of Peter W. Hill, Esq. in Oneonta.

Kathie enjoyed and was quite skilled at playing pool, winning many tournaments through the years. A member of the Oneonta 9-ball Division of the Mohawk Valley American Pool players Association (APA) League, she also enjoyed travelling to Las Vegas with fellow pool players to attend professional pool tournaments.

She will be fondly remembered by the residents of Charlotteville, where she was active as a social member of the fire department.

Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, who died in a motor vehicle accident in 1968; her father, Merlin F. McClaine, who died in 1983; her mother, Catherine Howland McClaine, who died in 1997, her brother, John F. McClaine, who died in 2017; and her longtime friend and companion, Joseph Vitale, who died in 2007.

Per Kathleen’s wishes, friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at 104 Willow Springs Road, Jefferson.

In memory of Kathleen, please consider a memorial contribution to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc., 304 Howes Cave Road, PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY  12092.

Arrangements are with the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.





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