OTEGO – Local funeral services will be Wednesday, May 22, for Doris H. Reeves, 94, widow of Attorney Frank Reeves an honored Hartwick College administator, who passed away Feb. 18, 2019, in Redding, Calif., where she had been living near her daughter for the past 10 years.
Married in 1950, the Reeveses spent most of their married life on the family farm in Otego, where they raised their daughter, Barbara.
Doris was a wonderful lady, beloved wife and mother, teacher, adviser, administrator and dear friend to many.
OTEGO – After a public hearing this week, the Unatego Central School District has delayed a decision from July 1 to December on a plan to convert the middle-high school into a single K-12 campus.
The plan would close the Unadilla Elementary School; the district’s other elementary school, in Otego, was closed in 2017.
“We would rather do the plan right than fast,” Unatego Central School District Superintendent Dr. David Richards said in an interview Thursday.
At a public hearing Wednesday evening, Richards and the school board gave community members a “snapshot of where we are now” in developing a plan to renovate and reorganize the Unatego middle and high school building between Otego and Wells Bridge to accommodate 750 students. It was built originally to serve 450 students.
ONEONTA – An Otego man was arrested Wednesday for leaving the scene of a crash in Oneonta, then crashing three more times before running his truck into a tree on Route 8, Otego, sheriff’s deputies report.
Deputies identified the suspect in the Wednesday incidents as Robert H. Braun, 53, Otego.
UNADILLA – Herring Lumber Co. owner Charles W. Herring Jr. and Joseph Bard, retired executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Rural & Small Schools, will be inducted into the Unatego Hall of Distinction Friday, Jan. 25.
At reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, with the induction planned between the JV and varsity boys’ basketball game between Unatego and Delaware Academy. The public is welcome.
OTEGO – Roger B. Sullivan, 68, SUNY Oneonta associate vice president/enrollment management, passed away on Jan. 4, 2019, at his home in Otego. He also had a home in Sunset Beach, N.C.
Roger was born on Dec. 28, 1950, in Ogdensburg, the son of Roger P. and Velma I. (O’Shaughnessy) Sullivan.
He graduated from Lisbon Central High School and later earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from SUNY Potsdam and Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, respectively, before beginning a 40-year career in the SUNY system.
OTEGO – Despite the final outcome, county sheriff candidate Bob Fernandez gave thanks all around for a hard-fought campaign that came to an end yesterday afternoon.
“I was honored to have the chance to run for sheriff in Otsego County and I would like to thank all of the bipartisan support for our campaign,” he said in an e-mail. “I also would like to thank the campaign team itself … (and) the Democratic committee, which allowed me to run on their line.”
OTEGO – Albert L. Camp, 89, a baseball, bowling and boxing standout who won the General Clinton Regatta and founded a bent-shaft paddle firm that had worldwide reach, passed away peacefully Sept. 8, 2018, with his wife, three sons and daughter by his side.
Al was affectionately known at Campy, Champ and Old Man of the River.
He was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Oneonta, the son of the late Harry and Margaruite (Kattanick) Camp.
OTEGO – Michael J. Cairo, 58, a local musician, passed away unexpectedly at home on Aug. 5, 2018.
Michael was born Aug. 13, 1959, in Glens Falls, the son of Robert and Gwendolyn (Haines) Wood.
Michael was a graduate of Oneonta High School. He was a known area musician, playing with several area bands. He loved playing the drums and the harmonica. He also enjoyed fishing and watching the Yankees and Jets.