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Country Club Automotive

Bill Davis Will Receive Doctor Of Laws Degree At Hartwick Graduation

Bill Davis Will Receive

Doctor Of Laws Degree

At Hartwick Graduation

Revered Local Businessman Joined

By Sally G. Herbert, Entrepreneur

William K. Davis

ONEONTA – Bill Davis, ’49, retired president of the Country Club Auto group and a former Hartwick College trustee, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the college’s 2019 commencement at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, on Elmore Field, it was announced today.

Another former trustee, Sally Griffiths Herbert, ’88, a successful entrepreneur in New Hampshire with her husband Tom, will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters.

“It will be a  joy to honor Bill and Sally,” said Hartwick President Margaret L. Drugovich. “Their dedication to advancing the college – as former trustees, as loyal supporters through the years – sets an example for us all.

John D. Guntert, 68; Marine, Master Mechanic In Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM: John D. Guntert, 68;

Marine, Master Mechanic In Oneonta

John D. Guntert

DAVENPORT – John D. Guntert, 68, a master mechanic at Country Club Automotive for 35 years, passed away at his home on Feb. 16, 2017.

He was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Stamford, the son of Ernest and Jean (Wiltsie) Guntert.

A Marine, he served in Vietnam.

He married Joanna Irwin on June 29, 1991, in Binghamton. They have been friends since the ninth grade.

IN MEMORIAM: Stephen J. Gennarino, Country Club Auto Retiree

IN MEMORIAM: Stephen J. Gennarino, Country Club Auto Retiree

ONEONTA – Stephen J. Gennarino, 65, who rose from mechanic to warranty administrator in 38 years at Country Club Automotive, passed away suddenly on Friday in Rochester, where he relocated after a stroke in 2005.

He was born October 14, 1948 in Oneonta, the son of John B. Gennarino and Grace (Elliott Gennarino) Waite. Stephen attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Oneonta High School. He later attended and received an Associates Degree from Alfred State College of Agriculture and Technology. He married Liberta Latteri in 1969.

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