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Edmeston

Schuyler Lake Woman Airlifted In Fatal Crash

Schuyler Lake Woman

Airlifted In Fatal Crash

Sherburne Man Dies In Head-On Collision

COLUMBUS – A 46-year-0ld Schuyler Lake woman was airlifted to Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a fatal crash shut down Chenango County Route 25 in the Town of Columbus for several hours Saturday morning, Troop C reports.

State Police at Norwich were dispatched to a head-on collision at 1:34 a.m., Saturday.

Cynthia M. Grant, 54; Loved Crocheting For Her Grandchildren

IN MEMORIAM: Cynthia M. Grant, 54;

Loved Crocheting For Her Grandchildren

Cindy Grant

NEW BERLIN – Cynthia “Cindy” M. Grant, 54, of New Berlin, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family at Albany Medical Center on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

Cindy was born on Dec. 30, 1963 in Oneonta, to Steve & Grace Simmons.

Cindy was a lifelong resident of the Edmeston and New Berlin areas, graduating from Edmeston Central School in 1983.  She later attended the Utica School of Commerce completing her paralegal studies.

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.

Pathfinder Honors 16 Staffers For, In All, 280 Years On Job

Pathfinder Honors 16 Staffers

For, In All, 280 Years On Job

Pathfinder Village honorees and luncheon attendees include, front row, from left, Charleen Orendorff, Enrichment Services, (30); Cindy Holbert, Residential (30); Eva Pickens, Ancillary (35); Dan Osborn, Ancillary (35); second row, from left, Stephanie Beams RN, Nursing; Paula Schaeffer, Enrichment Services (20); Cody Ray, Adult Day Services (10); Destiny Curl, ADS (5); Michael Cornell, ADS; Nancy Olsen, Residential; Diana Cadwell, Residential; Cheryl Winton, Adult Day Services (5), CEO Paul C. Landers ; third row, from left, Taylor Brose, Residential Services; Barry Benjamin, Maintenance (15); Kris Tilbe, Maintenance.

EDMESTON – Pathfinder Village celebrated the longevity of 16 employees – 280 years combined – at a luncheon Tuesday at The Otesaga.

Honorees included Senior Director Dan Osborn and Eva Pickens of the Ancillary Department, who each have served 35 years. Those celebrating 30-year anniversaries included Pathfinder School Teacher Nancy Kelly, Direct Support Professional Cindy Holbert, and Assistant Director of Enrichment Services Charleen Orendorff.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 28

Memorial Day

Regatta & Parades

14-19eventspageCANOE REGATTA – 6 a.m. Professional, recreational paddlers race 70 miles down the Susquehanna River. Launch at Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Finish at General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 607-386-1351 or visit www.canoeregatta.org/6_00am_C4.html

PARADE – 11 a.m. Cooperstown Vets Club remembers the fallen soldiers. Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8282.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 13

Women In Local History

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MOTHER’S DAY!
WOMEN’S HISTORY – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrate women in Edmeston’s history this Mother’s day. Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. Call 607-293-6635 or visit www.edmestonny.org/mothers-day-at-the-edmeston-museum/

MOTHERS DAY – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. All Mothers get free admission to the Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory, 5802 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. Call 607-435-2238 or visit www.facebook.com/Joseph-L-Popp-Jr-Butterfly-Conservatory-119385884741701/

Report Includes All Allegations, Some Unproved

CLICK FOR ‘HIDDEN DISGRACE’

Report Includes

All Allegations,

Some Unproved

Probes Exonerated Bishop, Priest

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Father Carl Stone
Father Louis Douglas

ALBANY – Of the two priests with Otsego County ties named in “Hidden Disgrace III,” one pleaded guilty to sodomy, but the second was investigated twice and exonerated.

The report, prepared by Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sex Abuse and released today, appears to be a compilation of all allegations, whether or not they were proved.

For instance, retired Bishop Howard Hubbard is among the 42 priests listed.  In 2004, allegations surfaced that the bishop vehemently denied.  The diocese hired an outside law firm to investigate, and it found no “credible evidence” against him.

Garrattsville Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Garrattsville Man Killed

In Motorcycle Accident

EDMESTON – A Garrattsville man was killed Saturday afternoon when he was thrown from his motorcycle and struck by a pickup truck after the truck allegedly veered into his path. We can only hope that his famly have immeditaley sought the help of an injury legal firm similar to the one found on https://www.sandovalwaldman.com/abogado-accidentes-motocicleta to gain compensation for the incident.

Sean C. Dill, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a pickup truck driven by Matthew Anderson, 25, Elmsford.

HOF Inductee Tim Raines Tours Pathfinder Village

HOF Inductee Tim Raines

Tours Pathfinder Village

Paul Landers, CEO of Pathfinder Village, gives a tour of the grounds and facilities to Hall of Fame Inductee Tim Raines, who was on site today as part of his participation in the 35th annual Otesaga Seniors Open Tournament on Wednesday. During the tour, Raines played kickball with 50 of the residents and even took time to sign some baseballs. “They knew all about me!” remarked a surprised Raines, “They really did their homework on me an my career.” While visits by Hall of Famers is not new, this marks the first year one has been a newly inducted star. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.Com)
Mary Ann Vunk, 71, of Edmeston; Dr. Streck’s Assistant For 30 Years
IN MEMORIAM

Mary Ann Vunk, 71, of Edmeston;

Dr. Streck’s Assistant For 30 Years

Mary Ann Vunk and Dr. Streck on her retirement. (Contributed photo)

EDMESTON – Mary Ann Vunk, 71, assistant to former Bassett Healthcare CEO/President Bill Streck for many years, passed away peacefully Thursday July 6, 2017, at her home following an extended illness.

Mary Ann was born on Nov. 16, 1945 in Utica, the daughter of the late Donald F. and Kathryn Burns Vunk. In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was also pre-deceased by a brother Daniel Vunk in 1974, and a nephew Joseph Vunk in 2016.

Darlene Squires, 74; Worked At NYCM; Cared For Elderly

IN MEMORIAM: Darlene Squires, 74;

Worked At NYCM; Cared For Elderly

NEW BERLIN – Darleen G. Squires, 74, formerly of Burlington Flats, who spent much of her career at NYCM Insurance, passed away unexpectedly Friday June 30, 2017, at her home in New Berlin.

Darleen was born on Jan. 30, 1943 in Edmeston, daughter of the late Randall O. and Wilma A. Rose Bennett. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William J Squires, and her grandson Brandon.

Lysle Parker, 90; Farmer, Lifelong Basketball Fan

IN MEMORIAM: Lysle M. Parker, 90;

Noted Farmer, Lifelong Basketball Fan

Lysle M. Parker

EDMESTON – Lysle M. Parker, 90, a dairy farmer, and avid basketball player at Edmeston Central who was a life-long fan of the game, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Little Falls.

Lysle was born on Oct. 12, 1926 in New Berlin, the son of the late Maurice and Grace Meeker Parker, and grew up on South Street.  He was a graduate of Edmeston Central School, where he was an avid basketball player. He played for several town teams, and traveled throughout the area.

Even recently, Lysle would watch as much basketball as he could. He knew the facts, and statistics on most players in the NBA.

Edward W. Losee, 88; Machinist, Korea Veteran, Firefighter

IN MEMORIAM: Edward W. Losee, 88;

Machinist, Korea Veteran, Firefighter

EDMESTON – Edward R. Losee, 88, of Edmeston, a Korean War veteran and volunteer firefighter, passed away Wednesday March 22, 2017 in Herkimer, NY following an extended illness.

Edward was born in Eastchester, Westchester County, on Nov. 18, 1928, the son of the late Edward Samuel and Bertha Weiss Losee. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his siblings: Robert Losee, Frank Losee, and Florence France.

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