ONEONTA – Her family announces with great sorrow that Shirley L. Bliss, 88, joined her husband, Elmer; children, Sherry and Tommy; and many family and friends, in the home of our Lord in heaven, on Feb. 28, 2020. She passed peacefully, at home, with dignity, surrounded by her devoted and loving children.
She was born on May 20, 1931, in Rome, the daughter of Florence (Cough) and Herbert Hedman, moved to the Onoenta area as a baby and was a lifelong resident.
PORTLANDVILLE – Paul S. Murch, 55, passed away Dec. 23, 2019, surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his mother, Leona Cavaliere of Florida; his father, Edwin Murch, Sr. of Maine; his brother, Edwin (Beverly); his sisters, Shirley and Darlene (Terry); his daughter, Nicole (Kevin) and granddaughter, Sydney; his son, Paul and grandson, Vincent; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.
PORTLANDVILLE – Anita Marie McChesney, 56, Portlandville, devoted to operating her family’s business, Mount Vision Garden Center, while becoming dedicated nature photographer, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Albany Medical Center following her struggle with breast cancer.
Anita was born May 14, 1962, in Oneonta. Shortly thereafter, her parents moved to New Jersey where she spent the first 15 years of her life. The family then moved to Mount Vision, where they established the Mount Vision Garden Center.