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Cary Mede

Noel Dries, 82, Stalwart In Hyde Hall’s Revival

IN MEMORIAM

Noel Dries, 82, Stalwart

In Hyde Hall’s Revival

Noel Dries, right, with Jim Weeks after they were named co-grand marshals of the 103rd Springfield Fourth of July Parade in 2019. (AllOTSEGO.com file photo)

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Noel Dries, who played an important role in the overall establishment and maintenance of Hyde Hall, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, Feb. 8, 2021. A life-long resident of Cary Mede, Town of Springfield, he was 82.

A teacher, historian, and tireless researcher and well-loved Springfield resident, he was born May 30, 1938, at what was then a tiny Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

He was the only child of Frank Lawrence Dries, Jr., and the former Ruth Margaret Kelly. His mother’s family went back several generations in Springfield, while his father, who was from Brooklyn, came to the Springfield area during the Depression and worked at Cary Mede as a groundskeeper.

T. Gunter Smith, 80; Investment Counselor Retired To Cooperstown
IN MEMORIAM

T. Gunter Smith, 80; Brokerage

Executive Retired To Cooperstown

T. Gunter Smith

COOPERSTOWN – T. Gunter Smith, 80, of Mobile, Ala., and Cooperstown, a native of Atlanta, Ga., born Jan. 31, 1938, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Cooperstown, surrounded by his loving family.

Smith’s primary business career was as senior vice president of The Robinson-Humphrey Company, a regional financial brokerage firm, where he managed the Mobile office for 25 years before his retirement in 2002.

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