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‘Bill’ Vrooman, 86; IBM Engineer Retired To Gilbertsville

IN MEMORIAM: ‘Bill’ Vrooman, 86;

IBM Engineer Retired To Gilbertsville

GILBERTSVILLE – Raymond W. “Bill” Vrooman, 86, a career engineer with IBM who retired here in 1987, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2018, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.

Bill was born on Sept. 5, 1932 to the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Pagel) Vrooman. Bill was united in marriage to the former Rosemarie Montebello.

Paul A. Beames, 73, Sidney; Retired From Marines, Scouts
IN MEMORIAM

Paul A. Beames, 73, Sidney;

Retired From Marines, Scouts

Paul A. Beames and his dog Buddy.

SIDNEY – Paul Arthur Beames, 73, a Marine lieutenant colonel who on retirement pursued a second career with the Boy Scouts of America, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at his home in Sidney.

After retiring from Scouting, he served locally on the executive committee of the Leatherstocking Council BSA.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1945, son of Ralph O. and Irene (Lent) Beames at The Hospital in Sidney.

He graduated from Sidney Central School, Class of 1963, and attended SUNY Oneonta, receiving a bachelor’s in 1968 and master’s in counseling in 1979.

Barbara Angellotti Enck; Lover Of Animals, Including Many Cats

IN MEMORIAM:  Barbara Angellotti Enck;

Lover Of Animals, Including Many Cats

Barbara Angellotti Enck

ONEONTA – Barbara Angellotti Enck, loving sister, aunt, cousin, mother of one daughter and countless animals, has died. She was 69.

Barbara was as generous as she was cantankerous. She had an incredible eye for detail and an utterly contagious laugh.

Barbara loved watching movies, baking award-winning desserts, decorating for the holidays and befriending wildlife and neighborhood strays. Jokingly called Dr. Doolittle, she had an uncanny ability to attract every dog, cat, squirrel, skunk, bat, or bear in the area and keep them well-fed.

Betty Joan King, 90; Operated Unadilla Motel With Husband

IN MEMORIAM:  Betty Joan King, 90;

Operated Unadilla Motel With Husband

Betty Joan King

UNADILLA — Betty Joan King, 90, who with her husband ran the Country Motel here for 30 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.

Betty was born on Dec. 15, 1927, in Brooklyn, daughter of the late Harry and Marie (Geiger) Maguire. Betty was very proud of her education, attending PS 45 Elementary School in Brooklyn, and graduating from Our Lady of Wisdom Academy.

On March 26, 1950, she was married to Robert J. King in Cambria Heights.

William Hymers, 68; Cancer Claims Oneonta Man In Florida

IN MEMORIAM: William Hymers, 68;

Cancer Claims Oneonta Man In Florida

Billy Hymers

ONEONTA – William K. “Billy” Hymers, 68, passed away in his winter home in Margate, Fla. on Nov. 24, 2018, with his loving family by his side. He had fought a courageous battle with cancer.

William was born Feb. 20, 1950, in Delhi, the son of the late Douglas and Tarisa Hymers. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Inez; daughter, Tarisa Finne (Dan); grandchildren, Ethan and Torryn; sisters, Roberta “Bobbie” and Peggy Hall (Ed); brother, Wayne Hymers (Peg); aunt, Betty and several loved nieces, nephews, cousins and step family.

Savalla Howland, 94; Secretary, Aide At Sidney High School

IN MEMORIAM: Savalla Howland, 94;

Secretary, Aide At Sidney High School

UNADILLA – Savalla Howland, 94, of Unadilla, a secretary and teacher’s aide at Sidney High School, passed away at home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, following years of fighting cancer and heart disease.

Savalla was born on March 5, 1924, in Deposit, the daughter of Austin and Bertha (Whitman) Gifford. She was married to her late husband Charles H. Howland on Nov. 12, 1944 and shared 66 years together.

Dorothy B. Peet, 104; Retired From Oneonta Dress Factory

IN MEMORIAM: Dorothy B. Peet, 104;

Retired From Oneonta Dress Factory

Dorothy P. Peet

UNADILLA – Dorothy B. Peet, 104, of Unadilla, who retired from the Oneonta Dress Factory, passed away Tuesday morning Dec. 4, 2018, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home in Oneonta.

She was born on June 22, 1914, to William and Clara May (Bingham) Byam.

She was the widow of the late Edwin Peet and was predeceased by her son, John Edwin Peet and her sisters, Loretta & Ruth, her brothers, Howard, Walter, Floyd, Herbert and Harmon.

Patricia M. Dinger, 63, Cherry Valley

IN MEMORIAM: Patricia M. Dinger, 63

CHERRY VALLEY – Patricia M. Dinger, 63, of Cherry Valley passed away unexpectedly, Dec. 3, 2018 at Centers Healthcare Cooperstown.

Patricia was a one-of-a-kind woman with a contagious smile and laugh. She loved the Lord and her church, puzzles, and visits from her loved ones.

IN MEMORIAM: Andrew J. Adell, 25, Otego

IN MEMORIAM: Andrew J. Adell, 25, Otego

Andrew J. Adell

OTEGO – Andrew J. Adell, 25, of Otego, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, 2018, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City.

He is survived by his mother, Teresa Adell, Otego, and his father, T.J. Adell, Oneonta; two brothers, Logan and Rebecca Osborne in Virginia, and Brad Adell and his fiancé Heather Gross; Andrew’s fiancé, Sophia Troilo, Sidney; grandparents, Earl and Alice Wilber, Franklin, and Richard & Doris Brothers in Ohio, and also several aunts, uncles, cousins and other family.

Anita Marie McChesney, 56; Devoted Nature Photographer Helped Run In Family Business
IN MEMORIAM

Anita Marie McChesney, 56;

Devoted Nature Photographer

Helped Run Family’s Business

Anita Marie McChesney

PORTLANDVILLE – Anita Marie McChesney, 56, Portlandville, devoted to operating her family’s business, Mount Vision Garden Center, while becoming dedicated nature photographer, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Albany Medical Center following her struggle with breast cancer.

Anita was born May 14, 1962, in Oneonta. Shortly thereafter, her parents moved to New Jersey where she spent the first 15 years of her life. The family then moved to Mount Vision, where they established the Mount Vision Garden Center.

David F. Mattice, 89; Tiny’s Inn Owner Loved Farming, Too

IN MEMORIAM: David F. Mattice, 89;

Tiny’s Inn Owner Loved Farming, Too

David Mattice

ONEONTA – David F. Mattice, 89, of Oneonta, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 8, 1929, in North Franklin, the son of the late Kenneth W. and Violet (Loreman) Mattice Sr.

Dave was the owner/operator of Tiny’s Inn from 1978 to 1989, where he loved to spend time on the dance floor.

In his younger years he was a dairy farmer, but left the farm to go to work as a tool man at Bendix/Scintilla for 34 years. His heart was always in farming, and following his retirement Dave helped his son Ron out with his farm.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Young Professionals Networking Mixer

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NETWORKING – 6 – 8 p.m. Mixer featuring opportunity to sample beers, meet other young professionals, maybe win a door prize with Young Professionals Network of Otsego County. Cooperstown Brewing Company, 110 River St., Milford. 607-432-4500 or visit www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

RUMMAGE SALE – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find good used clothing for women, girls, children, toddlers, babies, men, boys. Also, sheets, blankets, beach towels, bath towels, linens, curtains, kitchen utensils, toys, games, jewelry, more. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. E-mail joycejones@stny.rr.comor visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/

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