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Dennis Suhocki, 67; Navy Vet, Outdoorsman, Taxidermist

IN MEMORIAM: Dennis Suhocki, 67;

Navy Vet, Outdoorsman, Taxidermist

Dennis Suhocki

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Dennis G. Suhocki, 67, a Navy veteran, outdoorsman and taxidermists, passed away on Dec. 28, 2019, in his home, following a short illness. He had the comfort of his loving family at his side.

Dennis was born on July 15, 1952, in Herkimer, son of the late John and Margaret Irene Stiler Suhocki.

A lifelong area resident, he was educated at Owen D. Young Central School in Van Hornesville and graduated from Richfield Springs High School.

Steven C. Naatz, 67; Forester, Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur

IN MEMORIAM

Steven C. Naatz, 67; Forester,

Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur

Steven Naatz

SCHENEVUS – Steven C. Naatz, 67, formerly of Goodyear Lake, a forester who could identify every tree and animal by its Latin name and proprietor of Naatz Excavating & Forestry, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019, with family by his side.

Steve was born on Sept. 30, 1951, at Fox Hospital in Oneonta to Audrey V. (Baumann) and William M. Naatz of Emmons, the middle of five children. He graduated from Oneonta High School, earned an A.A.S. from the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Ranger School in Wanakena, then received a M.S. from Colorado State University. He served in the Army National Guard as a senior surveyor at Fort Belvoir, Va.

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