LAURENS – John (Jack) R. Stiefel, 86, of Laurens passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Albany Medical Center.
Born on September 4, 1936 in Oneonta, New York, Jack was the son of Frederick and Mabel (Moon) Stiefel.
He is survived by his children, Jolene, Julie, Joi (Joseph), Jennifer, Jeanene, and James; his loving grandchildren, Cristy, Jesse, Kevin, Andrew, J.J., Darby, Jamie, Benjamin, Maxwell, Samuel, Trace, Cooper, Jaqueline, Amber, Tristen, and Gwendolyn; his sister, Shirley Sargent, of Oneonta; and special friends to Jack and family, Darius, Harry, and Dorothy.
He was predeceased by his son, John R. Stiefel Jr.; grandchild Rory; and his brothers and sisters, Kathryn, Frederick, Kenneth, Robert, Donald, Richard, Gordon, Daurice, Lloyd, Joyce, Norman, Janet, and Ronald.
A service for Jack will be planned for late spring. Service details will be posted with AllOtsego.
MARYLAND – Wayne Lee Allen, Sr., 76, passed away early Thursday morning, December 29, 2022, at his home in the Town of Milford.
He was born February 7, 1946, in Bainbridge to the late Arthur W. and Marian Elizabeth (Williams) Allen.
In his youth, he attended schools in Mount Vision and Laurens Central School and lived and worked on the family farm in Laurens and later at several local farms. Then for 25 years he worked at Custom Electronics and The Daily Star for over ten years as a delivery driver.
LAURENS—Kent Robert Hoyt Jr., 49, of Laurens, died Saturday, October 29, 2022 after a brief illness. He was born in Springfield, MA on July 15, 1973, the second child of Kent Sr. and Susan Hoyt. He graduated from Gilbertsville School before going into the workforce as well as attending Mohawk Valley Community College for welding. Kent enjoyed fishing, riding snowmobiles, cooking, country music and spending time with family and friends.
Kent is survived by his long-time partner, Amanda Genier; his son, Dakoda; mother, Susan Hoyt; sisters, Sandra (Andy) Meyers, Laura Hoyt (John), and Kelly Hoyt (Anthony); nieces and nephews, Andrew, Kyle, Nicole, Mackenzie, Joseph, and Zeta; aunts and uncles, John (MaryLou) Ganio, Gino (Joan) Ganio, Robert Ganio, Helen (Jim) Groff, George (Linda) Wade, Chuck (Lynn) Wade; as well as many cousins and extended family.
A group of volunteers called “Laurens Together” met Sunday, June 27, to beautify Town Hall in Laurens, according to a media release.
With donated flowers from the Mount Vision Garden Center, the volunteers set about laying down flowers at the town hall.
“We want to show people what this group is about, which is caring about our community,” said Peggy Liddle, chair of Laurens Together, in the press release. “We hope that as we do more projects like this, more people will join us.”
The group also hopes to tidy up Doris I. Schlee Park, along with the parking area.
Primary elections will be held in several Otsego County towns Tuesday, June 22, with early voting open this week.
Go to https://www.otsego- county.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for more information.
Here is a list of local primary elections:
Democratic Otsego County Representative, District 3(Laurens, Otego) Caitlin Ogden
Jared Nepa Republican Town of Hartwick Supervisor
Bryan F. LoRusso
Robert J. O’Brien
Bruce Markusen Superintendent of Highways
Jerry Wood Member of County Committee, Hartwick 1 (Two)
Robert J. O’Brien
Town of Laurens
Member of County Committee, Laurens 1 (Two) Traci Dilello
Phil Balantic Member of County Committee, Laurens 2 (Two)
Jonathan S Chambers
Town of Maryland
Ken Williams Member of County Committee, Maryland 1 (Two)
Town of Milford
Town Justice (Two)
Deborah A. McMullen
Town of Oneonta
Town of Otego
Terri L. Horan
Jimmy Hamm II
Member of County Committee, Otego 2 (Two)
Town of Richfield
Nick Palevsky Councilman (Two)
Rex A. Seamon
Isaac Ames Superintendent of Highways
Town of Springfield
Superintendent of Highways Jeff Brown
Town of Unadilla
Terry L. Yoder
Kelly A. Moore Councilman (Unexpired Term)
Lawrence Oralls Member of County Committee, Unadilla 1 (Two)
Kirsten Ruling Member of County Committee, Unadilla 2 (Two)
ADULTS MORNING MOVIE – 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy morning with “Forrest Gump” featuring actor Tom Hanks. Harris Memorial Library, 334 Main St., Otego. 607-988-6661 or visit www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/
ONEONTA – An Oneonta man was arrested and charged with torturing animals after Otsego County sheriff’s deputies rescued his four emaciated pigs Monday from an un-insulated shed on Fisk Road in Laurens.
PARADE – 6 p.m. Following awards presentation, Hall of Famers ride trucks down Main Street to special reception at Baseball Hall of Fame. Staging on Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org
ONEONTA – Arguing on behalf of his client, Kevin Perry, defense attorney Andrew Puritz told Town Justice Sean Farrell that Perry, accused of the murders of his parents, Timothy A. Perry, 59, and Solveig E. Perry, 52, on Tuesday, Dec, 12, should be released on his own recognizance.
“The evidence tying him to the crime is thin, circumstantial evidence,” he said during the 75-minute felony hearing in Oneonta Town Court this morning. “No one saw him in possession of the gun relative to the time of death. We were told by hearsay that he was found in the red Chevy Colorado, but no witness testified that he was operating it. And even if we take it as evidence that he was driving, there is no evidence presented here that he fired the fatal shot.”
“What?” came a reaction from the audience of family and friends of the deceased.
LAURENS – Solveig E. Perry, 52, of Laurens passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at her home.
She was born in Cooperstown, the daughter of Michael and Liv (General) O’Mara. Sue married the love of her life, Tim, on Aug. 12, 2017. Sue worked as a cashier at Walmart for many years.
Sue enjoyed gardening, long walks, collecting salt and pepper shakers and Coca Cola memorabilia and spending time with her grandchildren. Sue was very devoted and close to her family and above all things,family was her true enjoyment.
Sue is survived by her loving family: her mother Liv O’Mara; her daughters, Bobbi-Jo Nye (Eric Wilcox), Nicole Stilson (Tim), and Rebecca Perry (Lee Jackson); stepson Timothy A. Perry Jr. and son Kevin A. Perry; grandchildren Kayla Perry, Taylor Nye, Kali Wilcox, Dylan Perry, Kalee Stilson, Conner Stilson, Alyssa Jackson, Logan Jackson and many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. A funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Johnston Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Fournier officiating.
Interment will take place in the spring, where together, with her husband Tim, she will be laid to eternal rest. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family at www.gofundme.com to “The Perry’s Support Fund.” .
LAURENS – Timothy A. Perry Sr., of Laurens passed away, with his loving wife Sue, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at his home.
He was born in Oneonta, the son of Samuel and Pauleen (McMullen) Perry. Tim married the love of his life, Sue, on Aug. 12, 2017. Tim worked at Walmart for many years.
Tim was an avid deer hunter and a collector of many things. He enjoyed collecting coins, Coca-Cola memorabilia and many other collectIbles. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Tim was very devoted and close to his family and above all things, family was his true enjoyment.
Tim is survived by his loving family; his daughters; Bobbi-Jo Nye (Eric Wilcox), Nicole Stilson (Tim), and Rebecca Perry (Lee Jackson); his sons Timothy A. Perry Jr. and Kevin A. Perry; grandchildren Kayla Perry, Taylor Nye, Kali Wilcox, Dylan Perry, Kalee Stilson, Conner Stilson, Alyssa Jackson, Logan Jackson, a close brother Joseph Perry along with many other brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and his mother-in-law, Liv O’Mara.
Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, with Rev. Steve Fournier officiating.
Interment will take place in the spring, where together, with his wife Sue, he will be laid to eternal rest. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family at www.gofundme.com to “The Perry’s Support Fund.” Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.
COOPERSTOWN – With all absentee ballots counted, republican incumbent Kathy Clark has won her District 3 seat on the Otsego County Board of Representitives over challenger Cathy Nardi, 561-543. Further results coming shortly.