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.
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.
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.
CRAFT & CHAT – 3:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting or crochet project and chat with the group. Ages 10+. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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