NEW BERLIN – Stephen “Steve” J. Allen, 33, of New Berlin, a carpenter by trade, passed away unexpectedly while working in New Jersey.
Steve was born on Feb. 8, 1986, in Lowville, the son of Gerald J. Allen and Tamara Radziewicz Zehr. Steve was pre-deceased by his paternal grandmother Doris Fletcher.
Born in Lowville, Steve spent his first 14 years there before moving to New Berlin. A carpenter by trade, he worked for several local construction companies before starting with Osmose Utilities Services Inc. as a field tech and lineman in January of this year.
UNADILLA – Howard R. Harder 86, who a union carpenter who raised bird dogs and won a state championship with his dog, Popper, passed from this life on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at the Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing.
He was born the son of the late Robert and Lula (Chickering) Harder, Sr. in Charlottesville. There, Howard went to school in a one-room schoolhouse, then moved to Oneonta and later to Sidney where he graduated with the Class of 1949.
WESTFORD – David L. Cole, 69, a Vietnam veteran and independent carpenter, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 24, 2017 at home. He was 69.
He was born June 25, 1948, in Cobleskill, the son of Sylvester and Margaret (Englert) Cole.
Dave graduated from Andrew S. Draper Central School, Class of 1967. He was an Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War, 1968-69, in Company C, 815th Engineer Battalion, Central Highlands. He was a life member of the Schenevus VFW.
ONEONTA – Russell Harvey Hoag, 73, of Cape Carteret, N.C., who raised his family and practiced his carpentry trade in Oneonta, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House, Newport.
Mr. Hoag was born in Delhi to William Harvey Hoag and Olive Easson Hoag. Hoagie was raised in Delancey. He was trained to be a master carpenter by his Grandfather Harvey and he took great pride in his work.