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100 years old

On Arbor Day, Cooperstown To Honor Homer Osterhoudt
Tree To Be Planted At 2 Walnut

On Arbor Day, Cooperstown

To Honor Homer Osterhoudt

Homer on his 99th birthday

COOPERSTOWN – A tree will be dedicated to Homer M. Osterhoudt, who passed away last June 30 at age 100, at the Village of Cooperstown’s annual Arbor Day celebration at 1 p.m. next Monday, May 13, at 2 Walnut St., his home for many years.

Homer, a retired mailman who walked more than 10 miles a day through village streets for decades, mixed concrete to build the Baseball Hall of Fame and attended all Inductions since 1939 except the three while in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Madeline P. Santos, 100; Enjoyed Long Life In Sixth Ward Home

IN MEMORIAM: Madeline Santos, 100;

Enjoyed Long Life In Sixth Ward Home

Madeline “MIckey” Santos

ONEONTA – Madeline P. Santos, 100, said goodbye on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, to the life she treasured. She had been living at Fox Nursing Home since August 2016.

Mickey was born on Love Joy Street, Buffalo, on Oct. 23, 1918 to Paolo and Giulia (Stirpi) Spaziani. Much of her life was spent on the North end of Miller Street in her beloved Sixth Ward, AKA, the Lower Deck.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Ernest (Santodonato) Santos and Clifford Wilson; her stepdaughter, Marie; her daughter, Julianne; her sisters, Jenny and Mary; her brothers, Angelo, Alex and Paul; her sister-in-law, Vita; her special friends, Sadie Nader and Jim Lange, as well as many others.

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