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Wendy Burton, 56; Photographer, Artist, Proud Lesbian

IN MEMORIAM: Wendy Burton, 56;

Photographer, Artist, Proud Lesbian

Wendy J. Burton

ONEONTA – Wendy J. Burton, 56, passed away after a short illness on May 31, 2019 at her home surrounded by loving family and friends.

Wendy was born Jan. 18, 1963, in Ilion, the daughter of Raymond and Joyce (Bouck) Burton.

Wendy identified herself as a photographer, an artist, and a proud lesbian.  She loved watching birds and taking pictures.  She enjoyed hanging out by the river, flying kites, and having many adventures with her family and friends.  She especially loved being “Beanie” to her cherished grandchildren.

With Affection, Friends Bid A Final Farewell To ‘Lady’

With Affection, Friends Bid

A Final Farewell To ‘Lady’

Jim Atwell, the Quaker minister, seated at right, reflects on the life of Lady Ostapeck, the noted local photographer who died on Feb. 2, 2017; she was buried this afternoon in Fly Creek Cemetery. Photographing the scene is Nick Agyros, founder of the Photography Center of the Capitol District, Troy, who championed Lady’s ouevre during her final years. Other attendees include Hilda and Sam Wilcox, Cooperstown, in front row, and Phil Durkin of Cherry Valley, who attended with wife Leila.  At right is funeral director Martin Tillapaugh.   The final farewell was postponed several times, as not everyone who wanted to attended would have been able to. Lady lived in the Fly Creek Valley and, in later years, Nader Tower in Oneonta. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
DETAILS IN THIS WEEK’S FREEMAN’S, HOMETOWN
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 21

Scout Spaghetti Dinner

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SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy spaghetti with homemade sauce, sausage, meatballs, bread, salad, drinks, dessert. Support the Cooperstown Boy Scouts. Take out available. Cost, $10/adult. Cooperstown Veterans Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8282.

BLOOD DRIVE – 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Give Blood, Save a Life. Cooperstown High School. Visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?utm_campaign=rco_search_home&utm_medium=rco_blood&utm_source=redcross.org&zipSponsor=13326

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 18

Learn About The Returning Birds

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THE GATHERING PLACE – 2-4 p.m. Learn about the habitat and feeding of the Baltimore Oriole and Ruby Throated Hummingbird as they return to our area this spring. Also touches on the patterns of other migratory birds. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St,. Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader @ 607-547-0600 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

CLIMATE LECTURE – 6 p.m. Learn about issues in climate change with Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, author of Foodopoly and Frackopoly. Hunt Union, Red Dragon ballroom, SUNY Oneonta.

Lady Ostapeck’s Funeral Wednesday

Lady Ostapeck Funeral Wednesday

Lady Ostapeck tours the two-year exhibit of her works in 2010-11 in Tampere, Finland, where she was celebrated in her final years.  At right are her guides.

COOPERSTOWN – The funeral service for Lady Ostapeck, who died Feb. 2, 2017, in Herkimer, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday (tomorrow) at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, 208 Pioneer St., Cooperstown, Quaker minister Jim Atwell will officiate.

Burial will be in the spring in Fly Creek Valley Cemetery.

 

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