HARTWICK – Kenneth Alan Carson Sr., 74, or “Bucky” as most called him, who retired in 1999 as transportation director after 34 years in the Cooperstown Central School District, passed away on Sept. 21, 2019, with his family by his side in Shelby, N.C.
The son of Kenneth S. Carson and Ruth M. Gray (Allen), he was born in Cooperstown, on Oct. 27, 1944.
In addition to his tenure at CCS, Bucky was extremely proud of his decades of service with the Hartwick Fire Department Co. No. 2, as well as his work as a 911 dispatcher with the Otsego County Fire Control Center.
SOUTH HARTWICK – Eva G. Chamberlin, a long-time resident of South Hartwick and retired elementary school teacher, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, Aug. 30, 2019, at the home of her daughter in Harrisonburg, Va. She was 98.
Born July 14, 1921, in Gloversville, Eva Grace Martin was the daughter of Charles Edward Martin and Grace Vida née Odell Martin.
A graduate of Milford High School, Eva attended the State Teachers College in Oneonta.
HARTWICK – Jean Elizabeth Jensen Field, 89, who with husband Fred ran a farm in Pleasant Valley, died at home Aug. 22, 2019. Six children survive.
Born Oct. 4, 1930 in Merrickville, she was the middle child of Harold and Elizabeth Jensen of Otego. Raised in the Seventh Day Adventist faith, she graduated from South Lancaster Academy, South Lancaster, Mass.
At age 21, she married Fred S. Field of Hartwick at the Baptist Church parsonage. She always said she should have known what she was in for when Fred didn’t have the $5 to pay the minister!
HARTWICK – Route 205 through Hartwick hamlet will be named in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. John Kempe Winslow under legislation signed into law today.
The bill (S.3658/A.6670) sponsored by state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and Assemblyman John Salka, R-West Edmeston, pays tribute to the decorated patriot who was killed in action during the Vietnam War in 1969.
The local soldier, a machine gunner, was assigned to Vietnam on Sept. 15, 1968, and died in an accident in Quang Tri Province the following July 30.
HARTWICK – Joan (Joanie) Elizabeth (Thompson) Fluke, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in her home in Hartwick, where she lived with her daughter Karen and family.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1939, in Leesville, La., to Cecil Eugene and Edith May Thompson. She moved to Lamar, Colo., in her early years. She attended and graduated from Lamar High School in 1957, then attended Lamar Community College.
Who in their right mind would want a one-payer healthcare system? That is not the root problem of the healthcare system.
money is not the problem. Americans deserve a free healthcare system.
Where does our ill health come from? Answer that and you know who should pay!
Thanks to Kaiser and Nixon, healthcare was removed from non-profit status to a for-profit system. That means the sicker you are the more money is made. Where is the motivation and incentive for wellness?
Thanks to Carnegie and Rockefeller; due to their desire to create a monopoly with the drug industry we are stuck with allopathic medicine. They figured if they drove out the use of herbs and homeopath (which they could not patent and control) and pushed drugs, they could make huge profits.
Then they went to educational institutions and gained control of the type of medicine that doctors were taught. A monopoly … based on financial gain … not on wellness and quality of life.
It is not about science. Half the world uses other forms of medicine. Some forms of medicine have been used for thousands of years, successfully.
People say how free we are….we are being maimed and killed by what is called “medicine” in this country. It is time that we are treated better. We should not just be income makers for a few who control the healthcare system.
The first step is to take control of your own heath and question your healthcare providers. Demand proof that their treatment plans work.
The best course of action is to take care of yourself now. When you are sick it is hard to sort out and find a solution to your problem while you are in pain and fear.
HARTWICK – Frederick S. Vesely, Sr., 92, former buildings and grounds superintendent at The Fenimore House and The Farmers’ Museum, passed away early this morning, June 28, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home. He lived in the Town of Burlington.
He was born Feb. 24, 1927, in New Windsor, one of 10 children of Andrew and Matilda (Gaydos) Vesely. In his youth, Fred attended a one-room schoolhouse in Little Britain. At the age of 16, he left school and went to work for Crowley’s Dairy Company.
HARTWICK – Leon “Lee” A. Preston, 77, of Hartwick, who attended a one-room school in Westville and went on to a career as head of maintenance at The Lake Front Hotel, passed away peacefully Monday evening, June 24, 2019, with his children at his side, at Fox Hospital.
He was born Feb. 28, 1942, in Delhi, a son of Clara Tompkins. Clara married Charles Preston who adopted Lee and along with Clara raised him.
Today the state Senate passed legislation, proposed by State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, to rename the Hamlet of Hartwick portion of Route 205 in honor of United States Marine Corps Sergeant John Kempe Winslow.
“Every man and woman who dons a United States military uniform sacrifices for our nation and our way of life,” said Seward. “Sergeant Winslow made the ultimate sacrifice and we owe it to him and his family to keep his memory alive.”
Sergeant John Kempe Winslow was a life-long resident of Hartwick and a decorated Marine who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart during his first tour. Tragically, Sergeant Winslow was killed in action on July 30, 1969.
ONEONTA – James J. Carter, 80, passed away May 17, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.
He was born March 19, 1939, in Manhattan, the son of James and Mary (Keaveney) Carter, and grew up in The Bronx, graduating from Mount St. Michael’s High School, and receiving an associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
HARTWICK – Elizabeth Anne Broten, beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece, succumbed to her drug addiction that she struggled with for many years Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019, at her home in Hartwick. A bright, funny and intelligent woman, she was 30.
Born Sept. 16, 1988, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, Liz was a daughter of James Michael Broten and Kathy Marie Mesko Broten. After graduating from Cooperstown Central School, Class of 2006, Liz attended Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania where she studied History and English. In 2010 she received a bachelor’s degree in English, and then in 2017 she earned a paralegal degree from Herkimer College.