CHERRY VALLEY – Larry M. Thompson, 66, whose Larry’s Barber Shop was a center of community life for decades, passed away unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his home.
Larry was the son of the late Edward Thompson and is survived by his mother, Helen Thompson.
He graduated from Cherry Valley Central School in 1969, and attended Royal Barber & Beauty School in Schenectady, where he obtained his barber license. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Navy where he served honorably.
READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. The Red Dragon Reading series presents Author Helena Maria Viramontes reading her works followed by a book signing and reception. Free and open to the public. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp or call Ruth Carr @ (607)436-3446 or George hovis @ (607)436-2571
ONEONTA – Paul Wilson Shelton, 93, a World War II veteran who served on the USS Lexington aircraft carrier during 32 battles in the Pacific Theater, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Fox Hospital.
He was born May 18, 1923, in Warwick, Tenn., the son of the late Henry and Clarence (Cherry) Amos. Paul was raised in Woodville, Mississippi and graduated from Woodville High School.
He enlisted in the Navy just before Pearl Harbor Day and, assigned to the USS Lexington, was also involved in the development of radar.
SPRING CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come find unique items for gifts from the many vendors. Includes drawings for door prizes and a basket raffle. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Drive, Oneonta.
VIOLIN RECITAL – 1 p.m. Performance by Imad Rajib Altaha with free will offering to benefit the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Mr. Altaha received his Bachelor of Music Arts from Bagdad Univeristy in 1994 and has played the violin for 30 years. Inlcudes light refreshments, open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, call 547-8401
ONEONTA – Jeremy Allen, 86, a polo player, race car driver and businessman in his native Kenya before moving to the U.S. and in 1986 buying Robynwood Adult Home in Oneonta, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2017.
Born Oct. 16, 1930, in Nairobi, Kenya, to Brian and Lorna (Henley) Allen, Jeremy spent his youth in Kenya where he developed a lifelong love of nature and agriculture.
He spent his early school years in Kenya, and at age 14 continued his studies in 1944 at Wellington College in England. Although accepted to Cambridge for biochemistry, he chose to return to Kenya, having been away from home for four years.
Back in Nairobi, he assumed ownership of his father’s business, Queens Cleaners & Dyers, Ltd., where deliveries were made by horse-drawn wagon.
SEED STARTING WORKSHOP – 6 p.m. Learn which seeds to start ahead of growing season and which to plant directly, when to plant/transplant, and general care of your plants. Bring your own seed or get some from Carefree Gardens. All ages and abilities welcome. Refreshments provided. Origins Cafe and Carefree Gardens, 558 Beaver Meadow Roads, Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/GrowingCommunityCooperstown/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT – 6:30 p.m. March begins at Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta and ends at Muller Plaza, downtown Oneonta. Info, www.ofoinc.org
ONEONTA – Anthony Chicorelli, 93, a Navy veteran of World War II who retired from Allied Corp., died Thursday, March 30, 2017, from natural causes.
He was born June 25, 1923, son of Eugenio and Alessandra (Pallottolo) Ciccarelli. Affectionately known as Tony to friends and family, he married Frances Louise Beach in 1942. Frances left this world too soon, on May 20, 1993, 69 years young.
CHERRY VALLEY – Giancarlo Giacomelli, a furniture refinisher since arriving from Bagni di Lucca, Italy, in 1958, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, with his loving family by his side. A daughter survives in Oneonta.
Giancarlo was born Oct. 21, 1939, in Grenoble, France, to the late Ernesto Giacomelli and Anna Giusti. He married Renata Feci on Sept 26., 1965, in The Bronx.
WORCESTER – Charles Karl Herzog, 90, at World War II veteran and proprietor of C. Herzog Supply Co., the plumbing supply wholesaler, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2017.
Charlie, the son of the late Andrew and Emma (Rust) Herzog, was born April 12, 1926, in Nuremburg, Germany. The Herzog family emigrated to the United States when Charlie was an infant and settled in Upstate New York. When Charlie was 17 years old, he joined the United States Army to fight in World War II in Europe.
MORRIS – Marjorie Rearick, 55, a Marine and mother of four, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, with her family by her side.
Marjorie was born the daughter of William and Joan Fisher on Sept. 19, 1961, in Oneonta. She served honorably in the Marine Corps from March 1979 to March 1982.
Lately, she was employed by Chobani in New Berlin.
She enjoyed hunting for gems in the Adirondacks, searching for old bottles, and treasure hunting with metal detectors, as well as doing various arts and craft projects ranging from sewing to painting. Despite her various hobbies, what she enjoyed the most was being a mother.