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Marshall L. Aylesworth, 77; Electrician, NYSEG Retiree, IBEW Member

IN MEMORIAM: Marshall L. Aylesworth, 77;

Electrician, NYSEG Retiree, IBEW Member

Marshall L. Aylesworth

GARRATTSVILLE – Marshall Lee Aylesworth, 77, an IBEW member, Licensed Electrician and NYSEG retiree, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2020, at his home in Garrattsville.

Marshall was born on Oct. 22, 1942, in Leonardsville, the son of the late Raynard, and Irene (Gould) Aylesworth.

Marshall was a hard worker and took pride in his 33-year career with NYSEG. He was a member of the IBEW, was a Licensed Electrician, and owned Marshall’s Electric.

Richard C. Hilary, Garrattsville, Principal At Long Island Schools

IN MEMORIAM: Richard C. Hilary;

Principal At Long Island Schools

Richard C. Hilary

GARRATTSVILLE – Richard Cook Hilary, a Sidney native, award-winning educator and retired principal at Long Island schools,  passed away on Nov. 13, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

Richard was born in Sidney to Beatrice and Francis Hilary. He attended Sidney schools and, later, SUNY Cortland.

He was a principal in the Southold Schools on Long Island for over 30 years and touched the lives of many students.

Marie Musser, 80; Cared For Almost 50 Foster Children

IN MEMORIAM: Marie Musser, 80;

Cared For Almost 50 Foster Children

Marie Musser
Marie Musser

NEW LISBON – Marie Joan Musser, 80, who with her husband cared for almost 50 foster children on their farm near Garrattsville, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.

Born on Sept. 6, 1935, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Newransky from Austria, and Anna (Chmiel) Newransky from Austria.  The family later moved to New Lisbon.

She married the late Alexander Joseph Musser, Sr., on Aug. 10, 1963, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morris. They were married for 51 years, until his passing.

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