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Bill Would Rename Roadway In Franklin Marine’s Memory

Bill Would Rename Roadway

In Franklin Marine’s Memory

Marine Cpl. Nicholas K. Uzenski
Marine Cpl. Nicholas K. Uzenski

ALBANY –  The state Senate has passed legislation renaming a portion of State Route 357 in Delaware County in honor of Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas K. Uzenski.  The bill (S.6955),  sponsored by state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, pays tribute to the decorated young patriot who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

“Every man and woman who dons a United States military uniform sacrifices for our nation and our way of life,” said Seward.  “Corporal Uzenski made the ultimate sacrifice and we owe it to him and his family to keep his memory alive.”

Back From Romania, Marine Thanks Pupils, Shares Story

Back From Romania, Marine

Thanks Pupils, Shares Story

Back from deployment in Romania, Marine Jeremy Denmeade of Richfield Springs thanks pupils in Ann Szwejbka's third=grass class at Cooperstown Elementary School this afternoon.
Back from deployment in Romania, Marine Jeremy Denmeade of Richfield Springs thanks pupils in Ann Szwejbka’s third-grass class at Cooperstown Elementary School this afternoon for sending him letters from home while he was in Eastern Europe.   The letter-writing exercise followed a visit to the classroom last fall by a community member familiar with Romania.  A 2012 graduate of Richfield Springs Central, Denmeade is home on leave for a few days.  His mother, Laurie Pestar, is a Cooperstown Elementary secretary.  Pupils listening raptly, from left, are Waylon Cassell, Jonah Hitchcock, Max Scharf and Claire Kapusniak.(Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
William Eissler, 74; Marine, In Construction For 25 Years

IN MEMORIAM: William E. Eissler, 74;

Marine, In Construction For 25 Years

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – William Edward Eissler Sr., 74, a Vietnam-era Marine who worked in heavy construction, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Bassett Hospital, with his family by his side.

He was born on Oct. 9, 1941 in Queens, son of the late George R. and Caroline Berner Eissler. He was raised and educated in Richfield Springs.

On May 16, 1960, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served during the Vietnam Era; he was honorably discharged on July 30, 1966.

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