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Sam Glanzman, 92, Maryland; Drew For Marvel, DC Comics

Sam Glanzman, 92, Maryland;

Drew For Marvel, DC Comics

An example of one of Sam Glanzman’s Hercules comics.

MARYLAND – Samuel (Sam) Joseph Glanzman, Town of Maryland, a prize-winning American comics artist best known for his Charlton Comics series Hercules, and work for DC and Marvel Comics, passed away July 12, 2017, of natural causes. He was 92.

Born in Baltimore, Md. On Dec. 5, 1924, to Gustave and Florence Glanzman, Sam was a professional illustrator and writer. Self-taught, Sam did free-lance work for such comic book companies as DC, Marvel and Charlton, Outdoor Life Magazine, and many others. Much of his work was a focus of the DC vs. Marvel analysis over the years that flourished online.

Titles he worked on throughout his more than 65-year career included G. I. Combat, Sgt. Rock, Hercules, Jonah Hex, Fightin’ Army, and Kona-Monarch of Monster Isle. His most recent work, published in 2016, “USS Stevens: The Collected Stories”, was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award, the comics’ industry equivalent of the Oscar Awards.

William Barse, 66; Sidney Truck Driver Died In Crash

IN MEMORIAM: William Barse, 66;

Sidney Truck Driver Died In Crash

William Barse

SIDNEY – Funeral services are scheduled for William Barse, 66, Sidney, the truck driver who died in a truck accident Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at a quarry in Deposit.

He was born Sept. 6, 1951, in Sidney, son of the late Benjamin and Isabel (Nichols) Barse.

Bill worked with his father and later owned Ben’s Mobile and Manufactured Homes in Unadilla. He was a truck driver, driving wide loads and over the road most of his life. For the last three years, he drove for Schaeffer Enterprises in Deposit to be closer to home.

Hazel Sullivan, 96, Unadilla; 1st Husband Died In WWII; Waitress At Jack’s

IN MEMORIAM: Hazel Sullivan, 96, Unadilla;

1st Husband Died In WWII; Waitress At Jack’s

UNADILLA – Hazel V. Sullivan, 96, former waitress at Jack’s Diner on Oneonta and the Unadilla Diker here, passed away Sat. Sept. 23, 2017, at Chenango Memorial Hospital.

She was born on May 28, 1921 in Oswegatchie, Jefferson County, to Theodore & Bertha (Stone) Newell.  She first married William Cargill in 1939, who was killed in WW II.  She then married Douglas R. Sullivan, who predeceased her in 1996.

Edward O’Malley, 59, Coached Tennis At Cooperstown CC, SUNY Oneonta

Edward O’Malley, 59, Coached Tennis

At Cooperstown CC, SUNY Oneonta

Edward O’Malley

ONEONTA – Edward P. O’Malley, 59, a former tennis coach at the Cooperstown Country Club and SUNY Oneonta., passed away peacefully at his home in Pottstown, Pa., on Saturday Sept. 23, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Edward was born on Sept. 23, 1958 in Oneonta, the son of William and Marie O’Malley. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1977, Broome Community College in 1979 and SUNY Oneonta in 1981.

Christopher Goodspeed, 30, Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM: Christopher Goodspeed, 30

Christopher Goodspeed

ONEONTA – Christopher Charles Goodspeed, 30, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at his home in Oneonta.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1987, at The Hospital in Sidney, the son of Robert Goodspeed Jr. of Hartwick and Mary Macken of Cherry Valley.

Christopher grew up in Hartwick and attended Cooperstown Central School.

Jamie Potter, Pie-in-the-Sky Owner, Biographer Of Boxer Marvis Frazier

Jamie Potter, Pie-in-Sky Owner,

Boxer Marvis Frazier’s Biographer

Jamie Potter and former Golden Gloves Champ Marvis Frazier ham in up at Pie-in-the-Sky in 2012, shortly after the publication of “Meet Marvis Frazier: The Story of the Son of Smokin’s Joe.” Read article published at the time. ( photo)

ONEONTA – Jamie Potter, 61, longtime proprietor of Pie-in-the Sky, much beloved by SUNY and Hartwick college students for its ice cream and pancakes, and author of Marvis Frazier’s biography, passed away unexpected on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.

James W. Powers Jr. was born on Nov. 4, 1955.

He was and will always be the epitome of compassion, tolerance, perseverance and integrity to us and those who knew him. Inspired by his principled existence, we will aspire to continue our lives with the same level of love and conviction that he embraced, his family wrote in his obituary.

questionnaire 2017 — leslie berliant

Leslie Berliant



EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History, Master’s Degree in Comparative History and Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Trained and worked as a creative facilitator, helping corporate and non-profit clients innovate and problem solve. Served as general manager at eTalent Agency, taking a brand new company to $3 million in billings in 18 months. Co-founded a company that worked with public and private organizations on branding, marketing and effective communication, including the states of New York, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, the Independent Cities Association, Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability, SEIU 434b, RADD and many others. Founder and owner of Le Marais Chocolat. Founder and owner of WB Consultancy, helping entrepreneurs and individuals grow and expand their businesses, career opportunities and creative endeavors. Former editor and head writer at Celsias, a leading online journal on climate change with an international staff of more than 50 writers.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Cooperstown Farmer’s Market Governing Committee, volunteer with Positive Action Cherry Valley and Positive Action Cooperstown, member of local chapters of League of Women Voters, National Organization for Women, and NAACP.

FAMILY: Husband Chris, daughters Adina and Emma, two cats, Buster and Byron (also called Buster). Together they are known as The Busters

PHILOSOPHY OF GOVERNMENT: It is the responsibility of elected officials to solve problems and serve the needs of their constituents, including proactively addressing issues before they become problems. Government is a partnership between citizens and those they elect. In order for that partnership to work, there needs to be transparency and open communication so that elected officials can be held accountable to and by the people that elect them. In addition, as Congressman John Lewis recently said, elected officials should be headlights, not taillights, standing up for what’s important and holding themselves accountable to measurable progress on the issues that are impacting the people they serve.


1) Lack of measurable progress on basic infrastructure necessary for economic development, particularly access to high-speed internet and cell phone service.

2) There is a disconnect between the jobs available and the training that people have to thrive in those jobs. As a result, entrepreneurs are staying away and young people with skills are leaving.

3) The lack of Board resolve to hire a County Manager to effectively manage our $110 million budget and see critical projects through to completion. A part-time board cannot meet the needs of a County of this size.

4) Months of crisis at Otsego Now that has deeply damaged economic development efforts in Otsego County and left critical projects without adequate management.

5) The lack of adequate processing facilities for farmers in and around the County.

6) The dangerous practice of having XNG trucks full of compressed natural gas on residential roads.

MY QUALITIES: I am a hard worker who will listen to constituents and speak up on their behalf. I believe in collaboration and working with people of differing viewpoints to get to the best solutions and am skilled at finding compromise and consensus. At the same time, I will be a loud and persistent voice for what is right and needed in order for our County to thrive. I set measurable goals and I make every effort to meet them, as well as inspire others to do the same.

STATEMENT: I am running for County Representative because when you find yourself saying someone should really do something about a long standing problem, it’s time to look in the mirror to find that someone. I am running because we need to extend high speed internet and cell phone service throughout the county so that our farmers, artisans and entrepreneurs can compete. I am running because our farmers produce some of the best organic, biodynamic and naturally grown produce, as well as amazing grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured chicken and free-range eggs and yet, people in New York City have an easier time getting goods from California than they do getting goods from Middlefield. I am running because if any one of us had $110 million dollar budget, we would have a full-time person managing how we spend and invest that money. I am running because under the current majority on the board, our economic development agency has collapsed, we have had a major scandal involving the sheriff’s department that adversely impacts public safety, we still don’t have an ethics board seated, and we continue to spend money on studies of problems rather than solutions to problems. I am running because I hope to represent my district and help to ensure that we have all of the tools we need to succeed and prosper while taking exquisite care of the beautiful natural surroundings and the global environment while preserving our close knit communities. If I’m elected, I will make sure that I spend my two years being productive and a strong voice for the citizens of our District and our County to get us the movement that we need and deserve on issues that are impacting our lives!

Sally Ann Willcox-Hopper, 80; Founded Oneonta’s Robynwood

Sally Ann Willcox-Hopper, 80;

Founded Oneonta’s Robynwood

Sally Ann Willcox-Hopper

ONEONTA – Sally Ann Willcox-Hopper, 80, who founded Robynwood Home for Adults in Oneonta in 1971, passed away suddenly on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at her home in Gloversville.

She was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Cortland, the daughter of Alan and Ida (Hinckley) Willcox.  She graduated from Cherry Valley Central School and attended Traphagen School for Design in New York City.

IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth J. Priore, 91; Oneonta Native Was Nurse In Michigan

IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth J. Priore, 91;

Oneonta Native Was Nurse In Michigan

Elizabeth Jean Priore

ONEONTA – Elizabeth Jean Priore, 91, an Oneonta native and registered nurse, died Sept. 30, 2017, in Rochester Hills, Mich., where she lived.

She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School in Oneonta, and graduated from Oneonta High School. She received her nursing degree from Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, then worked as a registered nurse in several hospitals in New York and Michigan.

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