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Amphenol retiree

Stephen Layman, 93; World War II Vet; Amphenol Retiree

IN MEMORIAM: Stephen Layman, 93;

World War II Vet; Amphenol Retiree

Stephen Layman

ONEONTA – Stephen Layman, 93, a World War II veteran and Amphenol retiree, passed away peacefully Friday, April 3, 2020 at Delhi Nursing Center.

He was born April 6, 1926, in Carlisle, the son of Stephen and Lydia (Mattice) Layman.  He married Doris (Davenport) Layman and they were married for 67 years.

Stephen was an aerial gunner for the Army Air Force in World War II.  He retired from Amphenol in Sidney.  He was a member of the Oneonta Moose Club.

Charles R. Blanchard, 91; WWII Veteran Drove OPT Bus Until Age 75

IN MEMORIAM: Charles R. Blanchard, 91;

WWII Veteran Drove OPT Bus Until Age 75

ONEONTA – One of Oneonta’s few remaining members of “The Greatest Generation” passed away today, Aug.  8, 2019, to be welcomed by his family and many friends in heaven.

Charles R. Blanchard, 91, was born in Oneonta on May 25, 1928, the son of Merton and Emma (Roscoe) Blanchard.  He attended Oneonta schools and then joined the war effort serving in the Merchant Marines and Navy.

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