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Mount Vision

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.

Richard L. Kinney Sr., 83; Printer Worked At County Highway Dept.

IN MEMORIAM: Richard L. Kinney Sr., 83;

Printer Worked At County Highway Dept.

Richard Kinney

MOUNT VISION – Richard Lavern Kinney Sr., 83, a Guardsman, printer and county highway department employee, passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., as a result of cardiac issues.

He was born in Schuyler Lake, in the bedroom of his parent’s home in September  1938.  Richard and Mary Helen Evans of Mount Vision married on July 14, 1956, and subsequently celebrated 63 years of marriage.

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.

Lillian A. Timer, 99; Former Teacher Lived In Mount Vision

IN MEMORIAM: Lillian A. Timer, 99;

Former Teacher Lived In Mount Vision

Lillian Timer

MOUNT VISION – Lillian Timer, 99, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Oneonta.

Lillian was born on Nov. 30, 1919, in Middlefield, the daughter of Earl and Pearl (Chase) Alpaugh.  She was a graduate of Cherry Valley Central School and of Oneonta State College, Class of 1940.

On May 09, 1943, she married Edward Timer in Cherry Valley.  They lived in Laurens and moved to Mount Vision in 1950.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 23

Intercontinental Soulful Music

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Embi Esti, intercontinental fusion band incorporating Afrobeat, North African, Romani traditions in soulful music. The Star Theater, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. Call 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/

GRADUATION – 10:30 a.m. Seniors graduate. Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton Central School District, 693 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. Call 607-783-2207 or visit www.gmucsd.org

Rose J. Fraser, 81; SUNY Retiree Raised Large Family

IN MEMORIAM:  Rose J. Fraser, 81;

SUNY Retiree Raised Large Family

Rose Fraser

MOUNT VISION – Rose J. Fraser, 81, who lived for the past 63 years in Mount Vision, passed away at home with her family by her side.

Rose was born in Westbury Long Island, the daughter of John and Susan (Metzger) Marano. She married Winnard Fraser Jr. on Sept. 3, 1954, in Mineola.

Rose worked at both the former Homer Folks TB Hospital in Oneonta and SUNY Oneonta.

Seward Finds Funding To Build Fire Station In Fireman’ Memory

Seward Finds Funding To Build

New Station In Fireman’s Memory

Adam Burgess
Adam Burgess

ONEONTA – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, at 7 p.m. tomorrow will announce a special state grant to build a new fire station in Mount Vision in memory of a fallen firefighter.

The local firefighters had been raising funds for the new station in memory of Adam Burgess, first assistant chief, who was struck by a tree and killed while working near Fly Creek.

Chief James Cox and members of the Mount Vision Fire Department will be on hand for the announcement.

HEADS UP: Zephyr Teachout,

HEADS UP: Zephyr Teachout, Democratic candidate for Congress from Otsego County and the 19th District, will be meeting voters at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Dobler’s Brewery & Tavern in Mount Vision.

Dick Thomson, 85; Retired Insurance Agent, OPT Driver

IN MEMORIAM: Dick Thomson, 85;

Retired Insurance Agent, OPT Driver

Dick Thomson Sr.
Dick Thomson

MOUNT VISION – Richard “Dick” Thomson, Sr., 85, a retired insurance agent and OPT driver, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016,  at home in Mount Vision surrounded by his family.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1930, in Endicott, the son of Alexander Wesley and Katherine (Robideau) Thomson.  He married Beverly O’Kelly in Norwich in 1954.

He served his country in the Navy.


Esa Eramo, 54; SUNY Delhi Power Plant Engineer

IN MEMORIAM: Esa Eramo, 54;

SUNY Delhi Power Plant Engineer

Eramo Esa
Esa Eramo 

MOUNT VISION – Esa T. Eramo, 54, of Mount Vision, retired SUNY Delhi power plant engineer and a black belt in karate, passed away Sunday, April 10, at Bassett Hospital, after a 13-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Esa was born in Inkeroinen, Finland, the son of Martti and Anja Eramo. Esa was the second of three sons.

He moved to Oneonta with his parents and older brother Kari at a young age where he attended Greater Plains Elementary School. After graduating from Delhi with an associate’s degree in industrial engineering, he worked at various companies before retiring from his alma mater.

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