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Bookhout Funeral Home

Bernice ‘Bunny’ Joseph, 94 April 20, 1926-Nov. 21, 2020

IN MEMORIAM

Bernice ‘Bunny’ Joseph, 94

April 20, 1926-Nov. 21, 2020

Bernice “Bunny” Joseph

ONEONTA – Bunny was born to Lillian and Jacob Grossman, on April 20, 1926, in the Bronx, where she grew up.

While in New York City, she attended the Arts Students League and contributed to the war effort as a draftsperson working on advanced radar systems.

She married Howard Joseph in 1947 and was married for 73 years before his passing on Jan. 25, 2020. The couple moved to Oneonta in 1950 and became very active in the community.

IN MEMORIAM: Dawn Adams Benjamin, 92; Worked At Huntington Library
IN MEMORIAM

Dawn Adams Benjamin, 92;

Worked At Huntington Library

ONEONTA – Dawn Adams Benjamin, 92, a former clerk at the Huntington Library who raised eight children outside Oneonta, died peacefully on Feb. 26, 2019 at Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.

A number of weeks before, Dawn fell and broke her hip at her residence at St. James Manor, where she had lived for five years. Prior to that, Dawn lived in Otego for eight years, but she lived the bulk of her life in the big country house outside Oneonta where she and her beloved husband raised their children from the mid-1950s on.

Mary (Hebbard) Monroe, 84, Oneonta; Co-Owner Of Bookhout Funeral Home
IN MEMORIAM

Mary (Hebbard) Monroe, 84, Oneonta;

Co-Owner Of Bookhout Funeral Home

ONEONTA – A graveside service for Mary (Hebbard) Monroe is 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Glenwood Cemetery in Oneonta.  Mrs. Monroe died Friday, Sept. 7, at Fox Nursing Home, nine days short of her 85th birthday, from complications of COPD.

She was predeceased on Oct. 7, 2016, by her husband David Monroe; the couple co-owned Bookhout Funeral Home.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 31

Easter Fun

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EGG HUNT – 10 a.m. Bring the kids for some Easter fun. Find Easter Eggs and visit with the Easter bunny at this free annual event. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass St. Prk. Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/leatherstocking-federal-credit-union-2018-easter-egg-hunt/

EASTER – Noon – 1 p.m. Festivities include sack races, Easter basket toss, egg & spoon race, a surprise visit from the Easter bunny, more. Fun for all ages. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Call Rich McCaffrey at 607-547-5256 or visit richcooperstown.org/easter-in-cooperstown/

IN MEMORIAM: Joseph James Sieger Sr., 48; Army Veteran

IN MEMORIAM:

Joseph James Sieger Sr., 48;

Veteran Survived By 6 Children

Joseph James Sieger Sr.

ONEONTA – Joseph James Sieger Sr., 48, of Oneonta, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017, at home in Oneonta.

An Army veteran, he loved fishing, beer, and rock and roll.

He’s survived by his mother, Teena Masker; six children, James, Scott, Trevor, Brett, Matthew, and Joey; three grandchildren; five siblings, long-time friend Kevin; and many additional friends and family.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Bookhout Funeral Home.

In Memoriam: Denise M. Darlin, 66; Enjoyed Birds, Plants

IN MEMORIAM: Denise M. Darlin, 66;

Oneonta Resident Enjoyed Birds, Plants

ONEONTA – Denise M. Darlin, 66, who was known for her beautiful plants and home, passed away May 7, 2017 with her devoted daughter and son-in-law by her side, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born September 24, 1950 in Sidney the daughter of the late Clarence and Jane (Hungerford) Darlin.

Denise worked from 1974-2001 for Custom Electronics where she was awarded many certificates of perfect attendance, Mac Laser Technologies 2002-2006 and lastly at Ericson Fired Arts Inc.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Annual Hunt For Easter Eggs

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FIND HOLY WEEK SERVICES HERE!

EASTER EGG HUNT – 10 a.m. Lots of eggs, prizes, raffles, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Great fun for the kids at Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd, Cooperstown. Info, hydehall.org or call (607) 547-5098

EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS – 1 p.m. Hop aboard the train with the Easter Bunny and friends. Cost, $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 children, children 3 and under ride free. Free snacks and refreshments for all. Milford Depot, 136 E. Main St., Milford. Info, call (607)432-2429 or visit www.lrhs.com

BAKE SALE – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Support the ABC Dream team, members of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, in their trip to the National Finals to represent the NE in reigning and horsemanship competition in Oklahoma. Outside TJMaxx, Southside Mall, Oneonta. Info, www.gofundme.com/abc-trip-to-national-finals

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret R. Carrington, 85; Church Organist

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret Carrington,

85; Church Organist, Bank Manager

ONEONTA – Margaret R. Carrington, 85, former manager at several local banks and the organist at the West Davenport Baptist Church, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.

She was born April 4, 1931, in Oneonta, the daughter of the late William V. and Bernice E. (Crounse) Rathbun. Peggy grew up on the Rathbun farm in Prosser Hollow. She went to a one-room school hous, then went on to graduate from Oneonta High School, Class of 1947.

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