COOPERSTOWN – Louis John Bobnick, a retired truck driver for Otsego Ready Mix and long-time area resident, passed away peacefully late Wednesday night, July 14, 2021, at Valley Health Services in Herkimer. He was 95.
Born March 8, 1926, in Chesterland, Ohio, he was one of six children of Louis W. and Mary (Geizer) Bobnick. In 1932, the family moved from Ohio to New York State and settled in Worcester. They then moved to Milford in 1941 and Lou graduated from Milford Central School.
In 1964, Lou came to reside in Cooperstown and met long-time resident Diane J. Slover, and on November 26, 1965, they were married in a ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown. They first lived on Elm Street in the village, and then for 40 years made their home and raised their family just outside of Toddsville.
ONEONTA – Armed with a petition bearing 169 signatures, including from several health officials, John Woessner, 29 Rose Ave., asked Common Council this evening to limit speeds on his street to 15 mph and to clean the streets, which are often dusty from traffic from the commercial zone where Otsego Ready Mix, Eastman Associates and Northern Eagle Beverages are located.
“This is a health issue,” he said during the council’s public comment period, which was packed with supporters of both sides. “I am a surgical tech, and I cannot tell you how many people we’ve opened up to see that their lungs are black. It’s not because they smoke – it’s because of pollution.”