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IN MEMORIAM: Foster Lloyd Brown, 86; Author, SUNY Professor

IN MEMORIAM

Foster Lloyd Brown, 86;

Author, SUNY Professor

Foster L. Brown

ONEONTA – Foster Lloyd Brown, SUNY Oneonta professor and best-selling college textbook author, passed away Dec. 1, 2017, at Albany Medical Center, of complications following heart surgery. He was 86.

He was born May 26, 1931, in Wheeling, W.Va., the eldest of three children of Durward B. Brown, a Methodist minister, and Dorothy Rine Brown, an author. Upon graduation from Shinnston High School in 1949, he served in the Navy.

Degrees included a bachelor’s in botany from West Virginia University; a master’s in plant physiology, also from WVU; and a doctorate in statistics from Cornell University, with post-doctoral research at the Imperial College London.

His co-authored book, “Statistical Concepts,” published by Harper & Row, became the world’s best-selling paperback textbook on statistics, according to the publisher.

Bonnie J. Garrity, 70; Taught Cosmetology 20 Years At BOCES

IN MEMORIAM: Bonnie J. Garrity, 70;

Taught Cosmetology 20 Years At BOCES

Bonnie Jeanne Garrity

ONEONTA – Bonnie Jeanne Garrity, 70, who taught cosmetology and related disciplines at ONC BOCES for 20 years, passed away Feb. 6, 2018, at Fox Nursing Home, with her family by her side.

She was born Jan. 2, 1948, in New Hyde Park, the daughter of Gilmore and Jeanne (Dietz) Garrity.

Bonnie grew up on Long Island.  She eventually moved to the Worcester area to be near her parents.

Ward Fish Jr., 79; Spent 19 Years At Remington Arms

IN MEMORIAM: Ward Fish Jr., 79;

Spent 19 Years At Remington Arms

Ward C. Fish, Jr.

COOPERSTOWN – Ward C. Fish, Jr., who spent almost two decades at Remington Arms, peacefully passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. He was 79.

Ward, known as Jim, was the son of the late Dorothy (Sheridan) and Ward C. Fish, Sr. of Richfield Springs. Jim was born on the family farm on March 7, 1938.

He met his “huggy bear,” Merri Lynn (Macomber) at the roller skating rink in  Richfield Springs. They were married in August 1959 in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Springfield Center.

Patricia Pantaleoni, 88; Ground-Breaking Lawyer

IN MEMORIAM

Patricia Pantaleoni, 88;

Ground-Breaking Lawyer

Attorney Pantaleoni

ONEONTA – Patricia Curtis Hamilton Pantaleoni, 88, who with her daughter, City Judge Lucy Bernier, formed what may have been the first mother-daughter law firm in the state, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

She was born Feb. 19, 1930, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., and grew up in the neighboring village of Passumpsic.  Patricia studied piano from an early age, playing for the services of the Baptist Church of Passumpsic and for the weekly dances at the Grange Hall.

After graduating from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1948, she attended Smith College on a full scholarship, studying music and piano performance. After graduating from Smith College in 1952, she pursued and received a master’s degree in music education at Radcliffe College on a Ford Foundation Fellowship.

Unadilla Central Seeks Bids To Reuse Otego Elementary

Unatego Central Seeks Bids

To Reuse Otego Elementary

The Unatego Central School District announced a few minutes ago it is seeking a buyer for ornate and elegant Otego Elementary.

UNADILLA – The Unatego Central School District is soliciting proposals for “repurposing” the former Otego Elementary School, the district announced a few minutes ago.

Working with a community-based Repurposing Committee, the Board of Education is inviting developers and others interested in purchasing the property, consisting of a 47,800-square-foot two-story building and approximately 4.8 acres of adjoining land.

Elena Doyle, 71; Premier Pastry Chef

IN MEMORIAM

Elena Doyle, 71;

Renown Pastry Chef

Elena Doyle

EAST MEREDITH – Maria Elena “Elena” Doyle, 71, who owned Elena’s Sweet Indulgence in Oneonta,  died peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her home, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Born in Queens, NY, daughter of Silvio Ghianda and Mary (Gerolamo) Ghianda, Elena moved to East Meredith in 1989. A long-standing member of the Oneonta business community, she owned and operated Elena’s Sweet Indulgence in Oneonta, NY for more than 20 years and was one of the area’s premier wedding caterers.

Lawrence Heldman, 86; SUNY Oneonta Professor

IN MEMORIAM

Lawrence Heldman, 86;

SUNY Oneonta Professor

Lawrence Heldman

ONEONTA –  Lawrence John Heldman, Ed.D., a SUNY Oneonta professor active in community life, died Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home.

Larry was born Feb. 10, 1932, to Arthur Charles and Mary Patterson Heldman in Yonkers, the eldest of their five children. He attended Yonkers schools and graduated from Cortland State Teachers College (SUNY Cortland) in 1953.

He served in the Army’s 516th Signal Corps during the Korean War, and was awarded the Medal of Military Merit.

Rites Tuesday For Lloyd Baker, 94, Principal, Coach

IN MEMORIAM

Rites Tuesday For

Lloyd Baker, 94,

Principal, Coach

Led Only Unbeaten Football Team,

OHS Field Named In His Honor

Lloyd Baker at his 2009 induction into the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

ONEONTA – The funeral mass is tomorrow for Lloyd F. Baker, 94, revered former Oneonta principal and football coach whose 1960 team was the only one unbeaten and untied in school history; the football field is named in his honor.  He passed away Thursday, April 26, at Bassett Hospital.

He was born on Nov. 19, 1923 in Granby, Fulton County, the son of Ezra and Viola (Colville) Baker. He married Elizabeth Sawyer on Jan. 12, 1944. She predeceased him on Sept. 22, 2007.

Lloyd attended Cortland State from September 1942 until January 1943, when he left to serve in the Army during World War II. Receiving the rank of captain in the Army Air Corps, he piloted B-24s and was honorably discharged in November 1945.

Virginia Madero, 94; Moved To Morris, Where Son Resides

IN MEMORIAM: Virginia Madero, 94;

Moved To Morris, Where Son Resides

Virginia Madero

MORRIS – Virginia (Davila) Madero, 94, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 7, 2018.

She was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, to Ruperto and Josephina Davila on Sept. 28, 1923. She was raised by her granparents in Puerto Rico until moving to the United States at age 12. She married the love of her life, Angel J. Madero on April 11, 1942, and celebrated 70 years together until his passing in 2012.

IN MEMORIAM: Phyllis Van Alstine; Cherry Valley Native Taught In L.A.

IN MEMORIAM: Phyllis Van Alstine;

Cherry Valley Native Taught In L.A.

Phyllis J. Van Alstine

CHERRY VALLEY – Phyllis J. Van Alstine, Cherry Valley native and longtime teacher in Los Angeles, passed away on Feb. 10, 2018, in Boulder City, Nev., where she had retired. She was 90.

Phyllis was born on July 5, 1927, in Cherry Valley to Alberta and Victor Yerdon. She attended Cherry Valley High School and received a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Albany University in 1948.

She married Earl Van Alstine on March 23, 1947.   They lived in New York, Massachusetts, and Colorado before finally settling in Los Angeles in the late 1960s.

Clifford Yager, 82; Operated Painting Company In Otego

IN MEMORIAM: Clifford Yager, 82;

Operated Painting Company In Otego

Clifford E. Yager

OTEGO – Clifford E. Yager, 82, who operated Clifford Yager Painting for many years, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Oneonta.

He was born Jan. 21, 1936, in Oneonta, the son of the late Clifford Yager and Elsie (Hungerford) Shumway.  Clifford served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing.

Pauline G. Dudley, 95, Led Home Ec At SUNY Oneonta
IN MEMORIAM

Pauline G. Dudley, 95; Led

Home Ec At SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA – Pauline G. Dudley, 95, retired director of SUNY Oneonta’s Home Economics Division, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at her home in Oneonta.

She was born July 30, 1922 in Bassett, Iowa, to Robert Glen and Dorothy Petersen Dudley.  The family moved to Floyd, Iowa, where her brother, Leland, was born in 1924.  In 1934, they moved to Ames, Iowa, where Pauline attended Ames High School, graduating with honors in 1939.  She was active in vocal music groups, student government, Girl Reserves, and National Honor Society.

John A. Powers, 99; Served In 10th Mountain Division In WWII
IN MEMORIAM

John A. Powers, 99; Served In

10th Mountain Division In WWII

John A. Powers

DAVENPORT CENTER – John A. Powers, 99, a World War II veteran decorated for his service in the famed 10th Mountain Division ski unit, passed away May 10, 2018, at Fox Hospital.

He was born March 24, 1919, in Oneonta, the son of William and Mary Powers.

John grew up in Oneonta and was a long-time resident of Davenport Center.

In the Army during WWII, he served in the 10th Mountain Division’S Infantry Ski Troop. He received two bronze stars, one for heroic achievement, the second for meritorious service.

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