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Frank ‘Skeeter’ Green, 91; Dairy Farmer Served On Many Area Boards

IN MEMORIAM: Frank ‘Skeeter’ Green, 91;

Dairy Farmer Served On Many Area Boards

Skeeter Green

WESTVILLE – Frank E. “Skeeter” Green, a life-long area resident, community leader and dairy farmer, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2020, at his winter residence in Mesa, Ariz., with his wife, Margaret, by his side. He was 91.

Born Aug. 22, 1928, at Bassett Hospital, he was a son of Ambrose C. and Mildred Ottaway Green. After graduating from Milford High School, Class of 1945, he attended Cornell University, earning a two-year degree in agriculture.

On Sept. 3, 1949, Frank married Margaret Donnelly, a native of Binghamton, in a ceremony in Westville. Skeeter and Maggie settled on his family’s dairy farm, Oak Hill, where they raised their family.

Gaspare Stabile; Immigrated, Farmed In Worcester

IN MEMORIAM:  Gaspare Stabile;

Immigrated, Farmed In Worcester

WORCESTER – Born in the old country, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy, Gaspare Stabile led a life full of adventure.

His parents Giuseppe and Maria Cristina taught him a lot about the ways of the land, along with several uncles and cousins.
At the age of 19, he emigrated to the United States without any knowledge of what he would do. He seized the opportunity to forge a life with many difficulties as he didn’t speak any English. His strength and determination led him to the opportunity of becoming a mason. Competition was fierce, but Gaspare was able to rise above that as his attention to detail along with his friendliness led to many successes.

Keith Preston, Oneonta; Taught 35 Years At Otego, Unadilla Schools

IN MEMORIAM: Keith Preston, Oneonta;

Taught 35 Years At Otego, Unadilla Schools

Keith Preston

ONEONTA – Keith Preston, Oneonta, who retired from a career of teaching seventh and eighth grades at Unadilla and Otego elementary schools, passed away Feb. 17, 2018.

He was born to Leona (Hutchinson) and Darrell Preston and grew up in Johnstown, along with five brothers, Ralph (deceased), Merton (deceased), Ted (deceased), Ronald and Darrell Jr., who all went on to raise families of their own.

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