COOPERSTOWN – Rodman Dana Carter, M.D., a long-time surgeon at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital whose career in urology spanned over 40 years, passed away following a valiant battle with cancer Friday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2018, at his home in Cooperstown with his family by his side. He was 90.
Born April 6, 1928, in Ashtabula, Ohio, he was a son of the Rev. Edwin R. Carter, a minister in the Congregational Church and the United Church of Christ, and Lillian Herter Carter. After graduating from high school he served his country in the Navy.
COOPERSTOWN – Mary Claire Kilty, 60, passed away Aug. 9, 2017, at home in Manhattan. Survivors include her father and sister in Cooperstown.
“Keep enjoying life!!” was Mary’s advice to family and friends who were also dealing with a serious illness, and that is exactly how Mary lived her life. Mary passed away in her sleep; her family had visited her the day before to give her their last hugs and kisses. During her last months, Mary was surrounded by the loving care of an army of friends, neighbors, and her healthcare team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.