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Andrew M. Blum, 89; Banker On Wall Street Led Hyde Hall Revival

IN MEMORIAM

Andrew M. Blum, 89;

Banker On Wall Street

Led Hyde Hall Revival

Andy Blum and his wife Flis were inseparable for a half-century.

COOPERSTOWN – Andrew M. Blum, 89, died on May 18, 2020, at his home in New York City, with his loving wife of 47 years, Felicia, at his side.

He is survived by three children: Marcia Compton, Olivia Brown and Drew Blum, all of Hillsborough, North Carolina, eight grandchildren, and three great -grandchildren. He also had two stepchildren: Edwin Stebbins and Richard Stebbins.

He attended Hobart College in Geneva, and was in the Naval Reserve, 1949-69.

Lenny Fishman, 83; Owned Taxi Fleet, Limo Service In NYC

IN MEMORIAM: Lenny Fishman, 83;

Owned Taxi Fleet, Limo Service In NYC

COOPERSTOWN – Louis Hyman Fishman, 83, who developed and ran a fleet of taxicabs in New York City, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

A native New Yorker, he was born Feb. 3, 1934, in New York City, a son of Alter Eliozor and Gussie née Gittel Fishman.

Eichler’s Norway Spruce Selected As Rockefeller Center Tree

Eichlers’ Spruce Selected

As Rockefeller Center Tree

This season, Greg and Angie Eichler's tree will be THE tree of Rockefeller Center.
This season, Greg and Angie Eichler’s tree will be THE tree of Rockefeller Center.

ONEONTA – The towering Norway Spruce in Angie and Greg Eichler’s Oneonta yard is destined to become the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, according to a press release sent this morning.

“It’s a gorgeous tree,” said Brady Littlefield, the VP of Rubenstein, the marketing company promoting the tree lighting for Rockefeller Center.  “We’re very excited.”

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