Sue Jarema, Schenevus, Jeff Moore, Oneonta, Doug Decker, Oneonta, and Nick Sanna, Schenevus, fake conversation as their wait their turn for their costume parade for “Damn Yankees,” the famed Broadway musical comedy about a man who makes a deal with the Devil to help his favorite baseball team win the pennant. At left, George Wells (playing Joe Boyd) has a laugh at the oversized wardrobe of Michael Tamburrino, who plays Boyd’s alter-ego Joe Hardy. The show runs March 29, 30 and 31 at the Bettiol Theater at Foothills. Tickets can be purchased at Orpheus.org. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Escaping mom Amanda, Ava Wilber, 2, of Oneonta, makes a bee-line for where the action was – painting, painting and more painting – this morning at the annual OWL Paintfest at the Foxcare Center in Oneonta. This year’s theme was The Five Senses, which resulted in a lot of hands-on activity. Inset, Darcie Cooperman’s boys – from left, Emmett, 3, Gabriel, 6, Henry, 8, and Avery, 5 – eyes pop as they pick from a display of chocolate bars. The New Jersey family stopped by Paintfest while visiting grandmom Donna Cooperman, Hobart. The event was organized by Oneonta World of Learning (OWL), with support from Fox Hospital. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
MILFORD – David T. Evans, 76, of Milford, who retired from Springbrook (Upstate Home for Children) after 25 years, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at his home.
He was born Sept. 22, 1942, in Oneonta, the son of the late Glenn H. and Ruth (Martindale) Evans.
David worked at Gladding Del-Rey, the travel trailer maker in Oneonta, and then as a carpenter and roofer, and finally at Upstate Homes for Children (Springbrook) for 25 years until his retirement.
AT 5 TODAY, ZAKREVSKY IN WEST ONEONTA
ONEONTA – At his first “Town Hall,” Otsego Now CEO Jody Zakrevsky last evening asked a Shineman Chapel full of Hartwick College student for ideas, including what might keep them here after graduation, and they told him:
How about turning the Oneonta area into a beacon for renewable energy, asked Will May, a freshman from Pittsburgh. Referring to the Green New Deal, he said, “We should be proving it is possible.”
ONEONTA – Joseph Paul Campbell, age 91½, passed away on March 6, 2019, at 4:05 p.m. after hearing “The Campbells are Coming” on the bagpipes while surrounded by family.
A few days earlier, Pastor Eda Dorosky led a family prayer circle around Joe, welcoming him with grace to God’s table. A memorial service will be scheduled at a teacher-friendly time, with so many family members following in Joe’s footsteps.
Joe, Oneonta High School Class of 1945, was one of Oneonta’s most dedicated life-long community members. He was recognized through honors and awards throughout his life. Joe’s dedication to teaching, coaching, broadcasting, and community service were among his greatest contributions, which were woven through his life as a father, athlete, philosopher, educator, radio personality, music aficionado, and coach.
Len Carson of Oneonta, Common Council candidate and DC Marketing president, has asked Citizen Voices participants to view a 14-minute video of environmentalist Michael Shellenberger‘s TED Talk, “How Fear of Nuclear Power is Hurting the Environment” and be prepared to discuss it at tomorrow morning’s meeting at Oneonta Block. In his talk, Shellenberger says that despite massive investments in solar panels in the U.S., Europe and even India, and data show those efforts will be insufficient to stem greenhouse gas emissions. His conclusion: More nuclear power is the only answer.
ONEONTA – John D. Simonds, 90, who retired after 44 years with the D&H Railroad here, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.
He was born March 8, 1929, in Oneonta the son of the late Francis and Frances (Beams) Simonds.
IN MEMORIAM: Full Obituary
ONEONTA – Martin R. Patton Sr., 89, who played semi-pro football before returning home to a career in restaurants and real estate, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 9, 2019.
Born Jan. 6, 1930, in Oneonta, the son of Martin Brown and Agnes Jenette (Hanes) Patten, he lost his dad in 1948 in a farming accident.
Marty worked for D&H Railroad the summer of 1948 and a bell hop at the Oneonta Hotel nights, graduating from Oneonta High School in 1949.
He started working as a salesman for Stringers selling Kaiser/Fraiser cars, and in 1950-51 worked nights at Lynn Coach, operating a 7A turret lathe. Following high school, he played semi pro football for several years.
ONEONTA – Martin R. Patton Sr., 89, passed away peacefully, at home surrounded by his family, on March 9, 2019.
An NYSEG retiree who operated a restaurant on River Street where Bella Michaels is today, he is the father of Marty Patton, owner of Cooperstown All Star Village in Wests Oneonta.
A full obituary will follow.