CHERRY VALLEY – Philip J. Moore, 77, of Cherry Valley, who retired from Remington Arms in Ilion after 35 years, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019.
He was born Feb. 7, 1942, in Cherry Valley. Philip graduated from Cherry Valley Central School, and held an associate degree in carpentry from Oneonta State.
He worked in medical research, real estate and insurance, before joining Remington Arms.
He coached Little League baseball and soccer, and loved fishing with his grandsons and son-in-law, Herb, hunting deer, telling stories and sharing memories. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
CHERRY VALLEY – Bill Isaac, proprietor of the Cherry Branch Gallery who also restored Schuyler Lake’s historic smithy, passed away yesterday morning. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Arrangements are with the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Jonathan Fernandez, 32, was charged with felony assault in the second degree, state police at Richfield Springs report.
American College of Physicians
Elevates Cherry Valley Resident
PHILADELPHIA – Bassett Hospital’s Douglas M. DeLong, M.D., was elevated to chairman of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians during Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held here Thursday through Saturday.
The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of the ACP, which is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States, and had members in more than 145 countries worldwide. The ACP is considered second only to the AMA (American Medical Association) in bringing physicians’ perspective to bear in national policy.
A resident of Cherry Valley, Dr. DeLong is the chief of Bassett Hospital’s Division of General Internal Medicine, and an associate clinical professor of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
CHERRY VALLEY – Susan C. Schultes 70, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, CV-S Central School nurse and captain in the Cherry Valley Volunteer Emergency Squad, surrounded by her family, at Bassett Hospital after a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Susan was born in Oceanside, Long Island, on May 17, 1948, to Edward and Clare Watson. She was a caring and talented nurse, receiving her Registered Nurse degree from the Utica State Hospital School of Nursing.
CHERRY VALLEY – Robert B. Walker, 88, of Cherry Valley and Budd Lake, N.J., an Army paratrooper and retired New York City police officer, passed away suddenly at his home here on March 30, 2019.
Born and raised in New York City, Bob was one of 11 children. He was an Army veteran, serving at Fort Bragg, N.C., and as a paratrooper with the Airborne unit.
After being honorably discharged, Bob joined the New York City Police Department where he served for 22 years in the 48th precinct in the Bronx.
POEM TO THE EDITOR
Underground splashing, a steady hollow gurgle under glassy bubble ice and this winter’s snow.
Uneven at first, then the steady rhythm of the search for downhill.
Water always takes the easy way, especially when no one is watching.
SPRINGFIELD CENTER – A 26-year-old Cherry Valley man was arrested Sunday afternoon, accused of stealing beer from nearby Tom & Kelly’s Convenience Store and kicking two troopers when they tried to apprehend him, troopers report.
Troopers from Richfield Springs got involved when they learned an off-duty Otsego County deputy was pursuing Zigon up Route 80, according to a press release. When they caught up with the suspect, he reportedly shattered a window to enter a house along Route 80.
CHERRY VALLEY – Phyllis J. Edwards, 86, who worked in the local J.D. DeBeer baseball factory until it closed in the 1980s, passed away in Bassett Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 15,1932, to Carrie (Pitt) and Vernon Whiteman, and attended Cherry Valley Central School, graduating in 1952.
CHERRY VALLEY – Jane L. Wadkins, 96, of Cherry Valley, who will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, died peacefully in her home on Jan. 13, 2019.
She was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Phenix City, Ala., to Daniel and Lucile Chappell.
CHERRY VALLEY – Stephen John Junick, who retired from the Albany VA hospital at supervisor of facilities management, quietly passed away on Dec. 24, 2018. He was 71 years old.
Stephen was born on Feb. 26, 1947, in Manhattan, to Michael Junick and Rosalie Thompson.
CHERRY VALLEY – After 15 years, the Cherry Branch Gallery is closing at the end of the year, proprietor Bill Isaac announced today.
The gallery is currently exhibiting a ceramics exhibition entitled: “From the Ground Up: Clay Forms,” which continues to Dec. 2.
It will participate in the village-wide Holiday Market with a two-day, all-day open house Dec. 8-9, featuring Christmas gifts. The Holiday Market will continue until Dec. 20, the gallery’s last business day.
“My intention in starting the gallery was to provide a venue where local artists could exhibit and market their work,” Isaac recalled.
CHERRY VALLEY – Thomas D. McCarthy, who spent his career in the agricultural field, peacefully passed away on Nov. 1, 2018, surrounded by his wife and children.
Born to the late William C. and Anna (Ryder) McCarthy, of Cherry Valley, he graduated from Cherry Valley Central School and, in 1957, from SUNY Cobleskill with a degree in Agriculture.
Tom worked for Canajoharie Co-op, Dairylea, NEDCO and Farmland Dairies. He retired from Country Folks, the weekly farming newspaper published by Lee Publications, Palatine Bridge.