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Leon ‘Lee’ Preston, 77; Delhi Native Found Home In Hartwick

IN MEMORIAM: Leon ‘Lee’ Preston, 77;

Delhi Native Found Home In Hartwick

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.

Seward Legislation Seeks To Name Route 205 In Honor Of Fallen Marine

Seward Legislation Seeks

To Name Route 205

In Honor Of Fallen Marine

Sergeant Winslow

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.

James J. Carter, 80; Retired Salesman, Boy Scout Executive

IN MEMORIAM:  James J. Carter, 80;

Retired Salesman, Boy Scout Executive

James Carter

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.

James married Verna Dingman in Yorktown Heights.

At Routes 205, 11 PAY ATTENTION!

DOT SURPRISES DRIVERS

At Routes 205, 11

PAY ATTENTION!

Long-time 2 Stop-Sign Junction

Is Now A FOUR-WAY STOP!!!

Holly Clancy, Joe Wikoff and Tom Brown, a crew from the state DOT garage in Oneonta, finished installation this morning of a four-way stop at the junction of Routes 205 and 11 in downtown Hartwick hamlet. (Larissa Ryan/AllOTSEGO.com)

HARTWICK –  Caution:  Slow down – AND STOP! – on Route 205 through Hartwick hamlet.

That means YOU!

For decades, at the intersection of Route 205 and County Route 11 only east-west Route 11 traffic had stop signs.

As of today, with no fanfare, the state DOT installed stop signs for drivers on north-south Route 205.

TO MAKE THIS CLEAR:  As of now, all drivers MUST STOP at Routes 205 and 11 in downtown Hartwick hamlet.

Cooperstown Youth Baseball Parades Into 2019 Season

Cooperstown Youth B-Ball

Parades Into 2019 Season

The Cooperstown Youth Baseball parade, delayed from Saturday (as was Oneonta’s Little League parade) by snow flurries,  marched from Cooper Park down Main Street Monday afternoon into the 2019 season, which is played at the CYB field in Hartwick.  Carrying the banner is a girls softball team, coached by Bud Lippitt and George Crippen,  From left are Jensen Merwin, Mia Kaltenbach, Charlotte Campbell, Emmy Lippitt, Alexis Wolfe, Isabella Reich, Hailey Michaely and Brenna Seamon. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Elizabeth Anne Broten, 30

IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth Anne Broten, 30

Ellizabeth Anne Broten

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.

Bernard ‘Buddy’ Bunt, 69; Vietnam Veteran Had Moved To Tennessee

IN MEMORIAM: Bernard ‘Buddy’ Bunt, 69;

Vietnam Veteran Had Moved To Tennessee

“Buddy” Bunt

HARTWICK – Bernard “Buddy” C. Bunt, Jr., 69, a lifelong Hartwick resident and Vietnam veteran who lived in Paris, Tenn., for the past 1½ years, died Nov. 23, 2018, at his home there.

He was born on June 23, 1949, in Cooperstown, son of Bernard C. Bunt, Sr. and Elizabeth A. Schweitzer Bunt.  He attended Cooperstown Central School, then joined the Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam.

Millie Merrifield, 86; Active In Local Jehovah’s Witnesses

IN MEMORIAM: Millie Merrifield, 86;

Active In Local Jehovah’s Witnesses

Millie Merrifield

HARTWICK – Millie A. Merrifield, a long-time resident of Hartwick and active Jehovah’s Witness, died Saturday morning, Nov. 3, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Bridgehampton. She was 86.

Born at the family farm on Kelsey Hill in Edmeston on Dec. 27, 1931, she was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hutira) Sterusky. She was a 1950 graduate of Edmeston Central School.

Pamela Stewart, 62; Residential Aide At Local Institutions

IN MEMORIAM: Pamela Stewart, 62;

Residential Aide At Local Institutions

HARTWICK – Pamela J. Stewart, 62, a residential aide at The Meadows, Arc and Springbook, passed away peacefully Tuesday night, Aug. 14, 2018, with family by her side at her home on Buchanan Drive in Hartwick following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born July 2, 1956, in New Berlin, a daughter of Franklin Jay and Wanda L. (McLean) Stewart.  After graduating from Cooperstown Central School with the Class of 1974, she attended college.

Lt. Col. John W. Penree, 61; Served From Bosnia To Iraq
IN MEMORIAM

Lt. Col. John W. Penree, 61;

Served From Bosnia To Iraq

Lt. Col. John Penree

HARTWICK – Lt. Col. John W. Penree, who served in the Army and National Guard for more than four decades, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va., on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. He was 61.

A native of Utica, he was born on Dec. 26, 1956, to William and Sophie (Hula) Penree. He was the third oldest of seven children, having four brothers and two sisters. Lieutenant Colonel Penree attended Frankfort-Schuyler Central High School.

He enlisted in the Army on Aug. 30, 1974, at Fort Dix, N.J., at 17 for basic training and AIT, where he became qualified as a heavy wheeled vehicle operator. Lieutenant Colonel Penree received his associate degree from City University of Seattle, going on to obtain his bachelor of engineering from Columbia University.

Emily W. Thorn, 96; Worked At Cooperstown Academy, CCS

IN MEMORIAM: Emily W. Thorn, 96;

Worked At Cooperstown Academy, CCS

Emily W. Thorn

HARTWICK – Emily Weir Thorn, 96, a Native Daughter of Cooperstown who worked at Cooperstown Central School and Bassett Hospital, passed away Wednesday night, Dec. 20, 2017, at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego.

She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Adams to Bower F. and Clara (Cleaver) Weir. When Emily was only 2-years-old her mom died of tuberculosis.

In 1925, the family moved to Fly Creek, where Emily attended a one-room country school. She later attended school in Cooperstown, and graduated with the Class of 1939.

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