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Elaine More, 87; Farmed In Pierstown, Springfield

IN MEMORIAM: Elaine More, 87;

Farmed In Pierstown, East Springfield

EAST SPRINGFIELD – Elaine More, who farmed with her husband in Pierstown and East Springfield, passed away early Saturday morning, April 13, 2019, at Cooperstown Center following a short illness.  She was 87.

Elaine was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Cooperstown, a daughter of J. Emory and Wilma (Curry) Bloomer.   Raised in Hyde Park, Town of Hartwick, Elaine attended Cooperstown Central School, graduating with the Class of 1949.

Richard White, 66; Cooperstown Native Dies In Berkshires

IN MEMORIAM: Richard White, 66;

Cooperstown Native Dies In Berkshires

Richard White

COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown native Richard White, 66, of Stockbridge, Mass., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Richard was struggling with several health issues and died at home peacefully from heart failure.

Richard was born in Cooperstown, the son of Richard A. White and Barbara Hall. He graduated from Cooperstown Central School. He attended Menlo College in California and studied at many other colleges well into his adult life. He was in the military service in the Air Force within The States in the early ’70s.

Carl F. Bliss, 98, County Native; Aviation Pioneer, Entrepreneur
IN MEMORIAM

Carl F. Bliss, 98, County Native;

Aviation Pioneer, Entrepreneur

Carl Frank Bliss

COOPERSTOWN – Carl Frank Bliss passed away peacefully in his home in Encinada, Calif., with loved ones by his side, on Dec. 10, 2018. He left the world a better place than he found it 98 years earlier, dedicating his long life to service to his family, community and country.

Carl will be remembered for his deep love for the people in his life, his practicality, his entrepreneurial spirit, his mechanical inclinations and for his steadfast personal authenticity more beautiful than any sunset he ever witnessed from the cockpit of his plane. His legacy will forever inspire everyone who knew him best to emulate and hold dear the myriad of virtues he practiced every day.

Roger W. Newell, 70; Cooperstown Native Engineer In Texas

IN MEMORIAM: Roger W. Newell, 70;

Cooperstown Native Engineer In Texas

COOPERSTOWN – Roger William Newell, a native of Cooperstown who worked in Texas for four decades as an engineer, passed away Oct. 5, 2018, in Mesquite, Texas, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 70.

Born July 6, 1948, in Cooperstown, he was the son of Roger Gavin Newell and Edna Louise Bliss Newell.

Jacqueline Parshall; Cooperstown Native Lived In Jamesville

IN MEMORIAM: Jacqueline Parshall;

Cooperstown Native Lived In Jamesville

Jackie Parshall

COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown native Jacqueline Parshall of Jamesville, a golfer and sports enthusiast, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse after a brief illness.

She was born in Cooperstown, a daughter of Chester O. and Rosalina M. (Pugliese) Bridger.

Raised in the family home on Maple Street, Jackie graduated from Cooperstown High School, Class of 1964. She graduated from SUNY Brockport in 1968 with a bachelor’s in education.

Betty J. Wellman, 92; 50-Year Boy Scout Council Employee

IN MEMORIAM: Betty J. Wellman, 92;

50-Year Boy Scout Council Employee

Betty Jane Wellman

LAURENS – Betty J. Wellman, 92, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home, Oneonta, after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. During the last days she had the comfort and support of her family by her side.

She was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Cooperstown, the daughter of the late Norman Kent and Adeline Theodora Murphy. She grew up in Pierstown, and later moved to Laurens. She was a graduate of the Laurens Central School as salutatorian, Class of 1942. She then attended the Utica Business School.

Linda V. Nuzzo, 72; Coopertown Native Taught In Cicero

IN MEMORIAM: Linda (Collier) Nuzzo, 72;

Cooperstown Native Taught In Syracuse Area

Linda Collier Nuzzo

COOPERSTOWN – Word has been received that Cooperstown native Linda V. (Collier) Nuzzo, 72, of Clay, a dental hygienist and teacher aide, passed away Dec. 9, 2016, at the Oneida Extended Healthcare Facility.

She was born Feb. 1, 1944, in Cooperstown, the daughter of Arthur and Velma Collier.  She graduated from Cooperstown High School and Broome Tech College.

Linda worked as a dental hygienist for over 10 years, and then went on to become a teacher assistant for the Cicero-North Syracuse School District.

Linda M. Lieb, 56; Cooperstown Native Dies In Florida

IN MEMORIAM:  Linda M. Lieb, 56;

Cooperstown Native Dies In Florida

Linda M. Lieb
Linda M. Lieb

COOPERSTOWN – Linda Margret Lieb, raised in Coopertown, passed away suddenly in Largo, Fla. on Nov. 14, 2016.

Born on March 2, 1960, she is predeceased by her sister Eva Lieb and her father Heinz Lieb.

Linda was a graduate of Cooperstown Central School and University of Michigan, where she received a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics.

Robert Lane LaDuke, 77; Native Son, CCS Redskin
IN MEMORIAM

Robert Lane LaDuke, 77;

Native Son, CCS Redskin

Bob LaDuke
Bob LaDuke

COOPERSTOWN – Robert Lane LaDuke, born at Bassett Hospital on Oct. 22, 1939, passed away peacefully at Bassett Hospital on Oct. 24, 2016, just two days after his 77th birthday.

Bob was the first child of Harry (Dutch) LaDuke, Jr. and Marion (Maisie) Lane LaDuke. He enjoyed the innocence of growing up in “old” Cooperstown and all of the freedoms and fun it offered. He had lots of memories and stories of bike adventures with John Robinson, visiting the merchants on Main Street, playing on Doubleday Field, the Clark’s Gym after school, stopping at Derrick’s Shoe Store to have your feet X-rayed, Saturday morning art lessons at the Children’s Museum (now the Cooperstown Art Association), picnics at the lake, the Red Bursey Playground program, weeks at Windward Cottages on Otsego Lake, up-to-no-good adventures with Pete Costello and Roger Coleman, after school at the Doubleday, and stopping by 32 Elm St. where there was always something great to eat.

Dawn Patterson, 61; Cancer Fighter Will Be Buried Locally

IN MEMORIAM:  Dawn Patterson, 61;

Cancer Fighter Will Be Buried Locally

Dawn Patterson
Dawn Patterson

COOPERSTOWN – A graveside service is planned locally for Cooperstown native Dawn Griffiths Patterson, of Woodstock, Ga., who passed away on March 14, 2016, after a courageous three-year battle with brain cancer.

A graveside service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, when Dawn will be laid to rest next to her parents in the Middlefield Cemetery. A lunch will follow at the Origins Café, 558 Beaver Meadows Road, Cooperstown.

Dawn was born on April 11, 1957, in Cooperstown, to the late Herbert and Dorothy Bowne Griffiths. In 1968, her family moved from the farm to Gainesville, Fla., and she graduated from Gainesville High School in 1975.

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