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Plains at Parish

George W. Smith, Jr., 93; WWII Veteran, Rome School District Retiree

IN MEMORIAM: George W. Smith, Jr., 93;

WWII Veteran, Rome School District Retiree

George W. Smith Jr.

ONEONTA – George W. Smith, Jr., 93, went home peacefully to the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

George, Junior or Smitty, was born in Rome, N.Y, in 1926, the son of George and Maude (Race) Smith.  In 1944, he joined the Navy to defend our freedom in World War II.  He trained and served on the USS Manatee in the South Pacific.  His service to our country is something he always held in deepest honor and respect.

Returning from military service, Smitty married his sweetheart, Doris Clark, in October 1947 in Rome. Together they raised their sons, George W. Smith, III, and Gary M. Smith, now an A.O. Fox Hospital vice president, spending summers on Piseco Lake.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Day Of The Dead Celebration

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FAMILY PROGRAM – Noon – 2 p.m. Celebrate Latino Heritage month with Day of the Dead event. Make paper flowers, learn about Mexican traditions, listen to story time, more. Participants encouraged to bring photo of loved one who’s passed away. Designed for children aged 4-12 + family. Light snacks provided. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

FUNDRAISER – 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Construct you cat a cardboard castle with Superheroes in Ripped Jeans. Materials provided. Bring goods or monetary donation. 3rd floor, Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

Car Hits Plains At Parish; No Injuries Reported

Car Hits Plains At Parish;

No Injuries Reported

Ryan Winchester, a tow truck operator with Thetford’s Towing, prepares to tow a car after it crashed into an apartment at the Plains at Parish this afternoon. The crash happened after a resident allegedly lost control of the vehicle while attempting to move to a different parking space, going over a snowbank and a bush before hitting the outside wall of an apartment in the main building. No one was injured, but the State Police and West Oneonta Fire Department were on the scene, and the investigation is ongoing. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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