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In Memoriam Arnold L. McLean Jr., 61 March 13, 1961 – May 10, 2022

In Memoriam

Arnold L. McLean Jr., 61

March 13, 1961 – May 10, 2022

Arnold L. McLean Jr.

COOPERSTOWN – Arnold “Arnie” L McLean Jr, 61, died unexpectedly, at his home Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

He was born March 13, 1961 in New Berlin, NY to Arnold “Cork” and Dorothy “Dot” McLean.

He was a friend to all and will be missed for his exceptional sense of humor, as well as his willingness to help anyone in need.  He lived life with a strong determination, overcoming many health obstacles to the amazement of his physicians.

A lifelong resident of Otsego County, he first worked with his Dad at Phillips Lumber Company in Hartwick, helped with the family logging business and worked with many area contractors before starting his own excavating business known as ARNIE’S MINI EXCAVATOR in 1999.

In Memoriam Alan B. Sheldon, 78 October 14, 1943 – January 17, 2022

In Memoriam

Alan B. Sheldon, 78

October 14, 1943 – January 17, 2022

Alan B. Sheldon

EDMESTON – Alan B Sheldon, 78, of Edmeston, passed away Monday January 17, 2022 in New Berlin.

Alan was born on October 14, 1943 in Oneonta the son of the late Howard and Evelene Field Sheldon. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Kathleen in June 2021.

He is survived by his daughters Caprice (Paul) Eckert of Edmeston, Monica (Brandon) Clark of Edmeston, sisters Connie Gallagher of Johnson City TN, Rebecca Flannery of Harpursville, NY, grandchildren Mallory, Rachel, Tatum, Braymon, great grandchild Lacie-Ann, and many nieces and nephews.

In Memoriam Tyler Ray, 28 October 27, 1993 – January 6, 2022

In Memoriam

Tyler Ray, 28

Oct. 27, 1993 -Jan. 6, 2022

 

Tyler Ray

Tyler Ray, 28, of New Berlin, passed away on January 6, 2022 in Albany, NY.

Tyler was born on October 27, 1993 in Cooperstown, NY, and spent his entire life in the Edmeston area.

Tyler attended Pathfinder Village School and worked with Aqua Valley as a bottle labeler. He enjoyed being outdoors playing basketball, riding bikes, ATV’s, swimming in the pool, and playing golf.

He had a heart of gold, a pure genuine soul, and was set in his ways. His laugh was infectious, and his smile beaming. His loves included children, music, dancing, his animals, and all sports.

Constance Marie Hoyt, 93 July 11, 1928 – July 31, 2021

In Memoriam

Constance Marie Hoyt, 93

July 11, 1928 – July 31, 2021

Constance M. Hoyt

Constance Marie Hoyt, 93 of New Berlin, passed away Saturday July 31, 2021 in Norwich, NY.

Marie was born on July 11, 1928 in Clayville, NY the daughter of the late Roy and Lois Kingsley Jones. In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by eight siblings.

She is survived by her husband of 74 years Arleigh C. (A.C.) Hoyt of New Berlin, a son David (Carolyn) Hoyt of Burlington Flats, grandchildren Brianne  (Sean) Law, Jamison (Megan Vaccaro) Hoyt, and Katelyn Hoyt, great grandchild Everleigh Mae Hoyt. Also surviving are sisters Jeanette Gould, Victoria O’Brien, Joy Beeching, along with many nieces and nephews.

Florena S. Peck, 93; Played, Sang In Husband’s C&W Band

IN MEMORIAM: Florena S. Peck, 93;

Played, Sang In Husband’s C&W Band

NEW BERLIN – Unadilla native Florena Peck, 93, who played guitar and sang in her husband’s country western band, passed away on March 5, 2019 at Chase Nursing Home here.

She was born on September 4, 1925, in Unadilla, the daughter of William and Elsie Sisson.  On June 9, 1942, she married Raymond Peck of Masonville.  Raymond predeceased her on June 23, 1995.

Cynthia M. Grant, 54; Loved Crocheting For Her Grandchildren

IN MEMORIAM: Cynthia M. Grant, 54;

Loved Crocheting For Her Grandchildren

Cindy Grant

NEW BERLIN – Cynthia “Cindy” M. Grant, 54, of New Berlin, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family at Albany Medical Center on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

Cindy was born on Dec. 30, 1963 in Oneonta, to Steve & Grace Simmons.

Cindy was a lifelong resident of the Edmeston and New Berlin areas, graduating from Edmeston Central School in 1983.  She later attended the Utica School of Commerce completing her paralegal studies.

Sally Lidell, 93, Edmeston; WWII Cadet Nurse Later Worked At NYCM

IN MEMORIAM: Sally Lidell, 93, Edmeston;

WWII Cadet Nurse Later Worked At NYCM

Sally Lidell

NEW BERLIN – Sarah “Sally” Lidell, 93, a longtime NYCM employee who had trained at Hartwick College for the Cadet Nurse Corps, passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2018, at Chase Nursing Home.

Sarah Frances Hardic Lidell was born Sept. 5, 1925 in Mehoopany, Pa., the daughter of Floyd and Helen (Robinson) Hardic.  The family moved to Edmeston when Sally was 2.  She graduated from Edmeston Central School in 1944 and enlisted in the Cadet Nurse Corps, training at Hartwick.

Jamie A. Thompson, 39; Mother of 3 Served On UV School Board

IN MEMORIAM: Jamie A. Thompson, 39;

Mother of 3 Served On UV School Board

Jamie Thompson

NEW BERLIN – Jamie April Thompson, 39, a Unadilla Valley Central school board member, passed away Sept. 7, 2018, at her home.

Jamie was born on April 9, 1979, in Sidney, the daughter of William & Rose (Hendrickson) Heath. Her childhood was spent in the Davenport area. She was a graduate of Charlotte Valley Central School. She operated Thompson Tiny Tots, a daycare in New Berlin, was employed by the New Berlin Red Apple and also served on the school board.

Stephen C. Arnold, 65; Spent Career Working For Railroads

IN MEMORIAM: Stephen C. Arnold, 65;

Spent Career Working For Railroads

COOPERSTOWN – Stephen Craig Arnold, 65, of New Berlin, Cooperstown, and Hancock, who spent his career in railroads, died at his home in New Berlin on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

Steve was born in Hancock, Delaware County, to Frederick O. and Anne (Wilkinson) Arnold. He grew up in Hancock and graduated from Hancock High School. He attended SUNY Delhi and SUNY Oswego.

Leila Ferguson Marquit, 73; Ran Groceries In New Berlin, Morris
IN MEMORIAM

Leila Ferguson Marquit, 73; Ran

Groceries In New Berlin, Morris

NEW BERLIN – Leila Ferguson Marquit, 73, who operated Marquit Supermarkets here and in Morris, passed away on July 23, 2017, in Bassett Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Leila was born on June 19, 1944, in Cooperstown, The daughter of Burt and Faye (Gavette) Ferguson.  Her childhood was spent in Davenport Center, where her family owned and operated Ferguson Grocery Store.  She attended Charlotte Valley Central School until her senior year when her family moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where she graduated from Central High School.

On Oct. 7, 1962, Leila married D. Paul Marquit in the Davenport Methodist Church.

Darlene Squires, 74; Worked At NYCM; Cared For Elderly

IN MEMORIAM: Darlene Squires, 74;

Worked At NYCM; Cared For Elderly

NEW BERLIN – Darleen G. Squires, 74, formerly of Burlington Flats, who spent much of her career at NYCM Insurance, passed away unexpectedly Friday June 30, 2017, at her home in New Berlin.

Darleen was born on Jan. 30, 1943 in Edmeston, daughter of the late Randall O. and Wilma A. Rose Bennett. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William J Squires, and her grandson Brandon.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 27

Hall Of Fame Classic

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HOF CLASSIC GAME – 1:05 p.m. The seven inning Hall of Fame Classic game begins. Preceded by the Home Run Batting Contest by Big League Players at Noon. Tickets, $12.50 First and Third base seats, $11 general admission outfield seats. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Info, (877) 726-9028, baseballhall.org/visit/hall-of-fame-classic.

WWAST SOFTBALL GAME – Noon. Wounded Warrior Amputees play softball against the Oneonta Police and Fire Departments. Support your heroes. Admission by donation. Concessions open 11 a.m. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Info, woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/events/

On ’60 Minutes,’ Founder Recounts Chobani Story

On ’60 Minutes,’ Founder

Recounts Chobani Story

Hamdi Ulukaya recounts how he came to develop Chobani in New Berlin to “60 Minutes”‘ Steve Croft. The episode aired last evening on CBS.  Now a billionaire and living in Norwich, Ulukaya was living on Cooperstown’s Pioneer Street when he founded what became a yogurt-producing behemoth.
CLICK HERE FOR ’60 MINUTES’ TRANSCRIPT
WATCH EXCERPT OF INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 11

Performance of ‘Love Letters’

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THEATER – 2 p.m. Performance of ‘Love Letters,’ by A.R. Gurney, which tells the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner via the letters they exchanged over their lifetime. The Production Center of the Foothills Performing Arts Center, 124 Market St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-5407 or GEStevens17@gmail.com

QUILT SHOW – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.. Thru Sunday Feb. 26. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

PLAY READING – 6:30 p.m. Reading of “Lord of the Wilderness” by local playwright Ron Nash. Telling the story of William Cooper and the founding of Cooperstown. Based on Alan Taylor’s book “William Cooper’s Town.”Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

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