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Kenneth L. Eastman, 74; 82nd Airborne Veteran,  Retired From P&G

IN MEMORIAM: Kenneth L. Eastman, 74;

82nd Airborne Veteran,  Retired From P&G

Kenneth L. Eastman

EDMESTON – Kenneth L. Eastman, 74, of Edmeston, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday Dec. 31, 2018.

Ken was born in San Bernardino, Calif., on July 14, 1944, the son of the late Harrison and Gladys Avery Eastman.

Ken was an Army veteran, serving from 1963 to 1966 in the 82nd Airborne. While stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., he met the love of his life, Hilda. They later married at the First Baptist Church on Feb. 18, 1967, in Morris. Ken and Hilda were blessed with over 51 years of marriage.

Lauren D. Dye, 84, Farmer, Led Eastern Milk Producers
IN MEMORIAM

Lauren D. Dye, 84, Farmer,

Led Eastern Milk Producers

Lauren D. Dye

EDMESTON – Lauren D. Dye, 84, a retired farmer and past president of Eastern Milk Producers, passed away Thursday Nov. 7, 2018, in Cooperstown, with his loving family at his side.

Lauren was born on Oct. 17, 1934, in the Town of Brookfield, the son of the late Donald A. and Pauline Aikins Dye.

After graduating from Edmeston Central School, Lauren remained in the Edmeston area, operating his dairy farm until the late ’90s when he retired.

Wayne Brownell, 66; Machinist, Contractor Worked In Pa.

IN MEMORIAM: Wayne Brownell, 66;

Machinist, Contractor Worked In Pa.

EDMESTON – Wayne Brownell, 66, a machinist and contractor who ended his career working for a fracking company in Pennsylvania, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018, at his home in Edmeston.

Wayne was born on May 11, 1952, in New Berlin,  the son of Max JR and Bernice Brownell. He spent most of his childhood in the New Berlin area. Wayne attended New Berlin and South New Berlin schools.

Jack Vunk, 70  Edmeston; Security Supervisor At Dreams Park

IN MEMORIAM: Jack Vunk, 70  Edmeston;

Recently, Security Supervisor At Dreams Park

EDMESTON – John F. “Jack” Vunk, 70, Dreams Park security supervisor in recent years, passed away Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in Rochester, surrounded by his loving family.

Jack was born on Aug. 16, 1948, in Oneonta, the son of the late Donald F. and Kathryn Burns Vunk.  Raised in Edmeston, he was a graduate of Edmeston Central School.

Gabriel D. Lawrence, 16; ECS Junior Loved Outdoors, Excelled At Golf

IN MEMORIAM:  Gabriel D. Lawrence, 16;

Junior Loved Outdoors, Excelled At Golf

Gabe Lawrence

BURLINGTON FLATS – Gabriel Donald Lawrence, 16, was called home unexpectedly Friday Aug. 31, 2018, in Edmeston.

Gabriel was born on Dec. 12, 2001, at Bassett Birthing Center in Cooperstown, the son of Gary and Paula (Clark) Lawrence.

Gabe, also known as “Nator”, spent his 16 years in the Edmeston-Burlington community growing with his family and friends. He was entering his junior year at Edmeston Central and was planning to attend the BOCES Building Trades Program.

He loved the outdoors, and could be found sitting in a tree stand, hunting deer or turkeys and running rabbits with his beagle. He loved casting a fishing pole in whatever stream or lake he could find and riding dirt-bike and four-wheeler on or off the beaten path (sometimes without a helmet).

Wanda J. Tiffany, 89; Lifelong Resident Of Edmeston Area

IN MEMORIAM: Wanda J. Tiffany, 89;

Lifelong Resident Of Edmeston Area

Wanda Tiffany

EDMESTON – Wanda J. Tiffany, 89, a lifelong resides of the Edmeston area,, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Little Falls.

Wanda was born on Jan. 30, 1929 in Edmeston, the daughter of the late Howard and Pearl Hickling Colburn.

Wanda was a member of the Garrattsville Methodist Church, and through her hard work and dedication, she earned her GED later in life.

Terrence ‘Bode’ Andrews, 59; Lived In N.C., But Stayed Loyal To Edmeston

IN MEMORIAM: Terrence ‘Bode’ Andrews, 59;

Lived In N.C., But Stayed Loyal To Edmeston

EDMESTON – Terrence K. “Bode” Andrews, 59, of Blowing Rock, N.C., known in the Edmeston area for his extensive vinyl record collection and loyalty to Edmeston Central, passed away on June 2, 2018, in Cooperstown, surrounded by his family.

Bode was born in New Berlin on May 1, 1959, the son of Earl Claire Andrews, and Dorothy Kirk Tilbe.

O’Dell Ray, 88; School Official Retired To Otsego Lake Home

IN MEMORIAM: O’Dell Ray, 88; School

Official Retired To Otsego Lake Home

O’Dell Ray

COOPERSTOWN – O’Dell Ray, 88, of Cooperstown, retired business administrator at public schools in the region, passed away peacefully on Monday May 28, 2018 at Cooperstown Center.

O’Dell was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., on June 16, 1929,  the son of the late Jacob and Flossie Story Ray.

O’Dell was a graduate of Paul Smith’s College Class of 1950, and spent over 42 years as a business administrator, first with the Norwich City Schools, followed by Waterville Central School, where he met the love of his life Dolores.  He retired from the New York Mills Union Free School District on June 30, 1992.

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