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Allan L. Fraser, 55; Father Of  2 Fought Cancer 20 Years

IN MEMORIAM: Allan L. Fraser, 55;

Father Of  2 Fought Cancer 20 Years

Allan Fraser

MOUNT VISION – Allan L. Fraser, 55, who fought cancer since 1999, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, with his family by his side in the home that he built.

Allan was born on Feb. 2, 1964 and was a son of the late Winnard and Rose (Marano) Fraser. On Sept. 28, 1991 he married the former Margaret Boudreau in Laurens.

Allan was employed as operations foreman by Beaver Mountain Log Homes in Deposit.

David J. Barker, 65; Oneonta Native Served In U.S. Army

IN MEMORIAM: David J. Barker, 65;

Oneonta Native Served In U.S. Army

MOUNT VISION – David J. Barker, 65, of Mount Vision, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, with his loving family by his side.

He was born March 9, 1954, in Oneonta, the son of the late Lloyd E. and Mildred (Laing) Barker. He was a life-long area resident.  Following high school, David served in the Army, then in the Army National Guard for several years.

Marjorie E. Luke, 74; Seamstress Loved Gardening, Wild Life

IN MEMORIAM: Marjorie E. Luke, 74;

Seamstress Loved Gardening, Wild Life

Marjorie Luke

MOUNT VISION – Marjorie E. Luke, 74, a seamstress at Sanyo in Pony Farm, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Oneonta.

She was born July 4, 1944, in Weymouth, N.J., the daughter of the late David and Marjorie (Jones) Daub. Marjorie married Christopher Luke on Dec. 11, 1960, in Nesco, N.J., but she had lived locally for 30 years.

Marjorie worked for many years at Sanyo in Oneonta as a seamstress. She loved the outdoors where she enjoyed feeding the birds and deer on her lawn. She also had a passion for gardening both flowers and vegetables.

Diana I. Marlette, 95; Farm Wife Active In Community Life

IN MEMORIAM: Diana I. Marlette, 95;

Farm Wife Active In Community Life

Diana Marlette

MOUNT VISION – Diana Isabel Marlette, a kind and caring person, passed away peacefully March 19, 2019,  just 12 days before her 95th birthday, at her home in Mount Vision.

She was born in New Lisbon, a daughter of John K. Harrington and Agatha Telfer Harrington. She grew up on a farm where her grandparents were all within a two-mile radius. She was active in the 4-H Club which she continued as a leader of in her adult life.

After graduating from Hartwick High School in 1941, Diana studied Home Economics at Morrisville Agricultural & Technical College, graduating in 1943.

David Miller, 74;Army Veteran Retired From NYCM

IN MEMORIAM: David Miller, 74;

Army Veteran Retired From NYCM

MOUNT VISION – David Miller, 72, who retired as an NYCM insurance investigator, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Mount Vision Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2019.

He was born Oct. 4, 1946, in Albany, a son of Alfred Durwood Miller and Pearl M. Wasson Miller. Raised and educated in Oneonta, Dave attended college and then entered the military. He proudly served in the Army from March 8, 1966, until he received his Honorable Discharge on Feb. 23, 1968.

Suzanne M. Gregory, 79; Returned Home After Government Career

IN MEMORIAM: Suzanne M. Gregory, 79;

Returned Home After Government Career

MOUNT VISION – Suzanne M. Gregory, 79, who was active in civic life locally after retiring from a career in the U.S. government, passed away Jan. 6, 2019, at Albany Medical Center.

She was born July 1, 1939 in Cooperstown, the daughter of a Leo Francis and Marjorie Ruth (Pitts) Wikoff.  Suzanne married Michael Quinn Gregory on July 21, 1957 in Hartwick.

Anita Marie McChesney, 56; Devoted Nature Photographer Helped Run In Family Business
IN MEMORIAM

Anita Marie McChesney, 56;

Devoted Nature Photographer

Helped Run Family’s Business

Anita Marie McChesney

PORTLANDVILLE – Anita Marie McChesney, 56, Portlandville, devoted to operating her family’s business, Mount Vision Garden Center, while becoming dedicated nature photographer, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Albany Medical Center following her struggle with breast cancer.

Anita was born May 14, 1962, in Oneonta. Shortly thereafter, her parents moved to New Jersey where she spent the first 15 years of her life. The family then moved to Mount Vision, where they established the Mount Vision Garden Center.

Denis M. Hennessy, 79; Honored Teacher, Trainer Of Teachers

IN MEMORIAM:  Denis M. Hennessy, 79;

Honored Teacher, Trainer Of Teachers

Denis Michael Hennessy

MOUNT VISION – Denis Michael Hennessy, 79, died peacefully on Nov. 24, 2017, surrounded by his family at St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica.

Denis was born to George and Sophie (Russell) Hennessy on June 9, 1938, in Queens. He had two older brothers, George and James “Babe.”

At Richmond Hill High School he was a catcher on the baseball team and graduated as valedictorian. He went on to graduate from St. John’s University (BA in English) and SUNY Oneonta (MA in Irish Literature.)

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