SHALLOTTE, N.C. – Veronica La Verne M. (Mike) Hawver, 80, went home to be with the Lord, on April 26, 2022. She passed away peacefully in her home following a brief illness.
Mike was born March 2, 1942 in Perth Amboy, NJ the daughter of Michael and Verne (Franko) Nemyo.
Mike married James L. Hawver, her husband of 54 years, in February, 1963 at the Air Force Chapel at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey.
Mike was predeceased by her husband, Jim, and her parents, Michael and Verne (Franko) Nemyo.
Mike is survived by her two sons, James M. Hawver of Shallotte, NC and Scott F. and his wife Beverly (Braumuller) Hawver of Eva Beach, HI, two grandchildren Evan Scott Lee and Kyalimpa Faith, her brothers Ronald Nemyo and Joseph Nemyo of Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her foster granddaughter Ronella Pasquale.
Oh sweet child, I watch as you tell people I am gone. I know it’s your delicate way of saying I have died but what you don’t realize is that your statement couldn’t be further from the truth. While it seems this way, I promise you I am not gone. Pieces of me drifted to eternity but the most meaningful pieces of who I was and who I am are right inside of you, without the possibility of ever going anywhere.
GREENWICH – Kathleen A. Stiefel, formerly of Milford, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022, following a courageous and hard fought battle against cancer at the home she shared with her daughter in Greenwich. She was 71.
Born Kathleen Anne Powers on born May 16, 1950, in Cooperstown, she was the oldest of nine children of James Frederick Powers and Nina Mary (Jenks) Powers. She was a graduate of Milford High School and attended Hartwick College and SUNY Delhi.
For many years she was employed as a Registered Nurse, and worked at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Cooperstown, Countryside Care Center in Delhi, and most recently at Saratoga Center for Rehab and Skilled Nursing Care in Ballston Spa. She spent most of her days caring for others and tending to her animals more than herself; there was no person or creature she didn’t appreciate.
MORRIS – Margaret Elizabeth (Schneider) Schwarzhans, 54, of Morris, transitioned into the universe on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, while surrounded by her six dedicated children and her loving husband.
Margaret was a scholar and musician, mother and wife. At 15, before graduating from Arlington High School, she spent one year in India as a Rotary International youth exchange student. She then served her country as a Vietnamese Signals Intelligence Voice Intercept Operator from 1983 to 1990, where she met her soulmate and future husband, Fred.
ONEONTA – Doris L. Spearbeck, 89, a nurse at SUNY Oneonta’s clinic for 30 years, passed away in Syracuse on Feb. 17, 2020, surrounded by family, following a brief illness.
She was born on March 20, 1930, and raised on the Loudon Farm in Walton. As a child she enjoyed skating and tending to the baby piglets. She graduated from Walton High School and Wilson School of Nursing in Johnson City, where her roommate introduced her to the love of her life.
She worked as a registered nurse at SUNY Oneonta Health & Wellness Center from 1968 to 1998. She started part-time and through her dedication and true concern of the students put into her care, she rose to supervisor of the department. She made lifetime friends along the way.
ONEONTA – Alexandra Xanthaky, 75, an R.N. who was co-owner of Upper Main Street Associates, her husband’s medical practice, passed away Wednesday evening, March 20, 2019, at her home in the Town of Milford, surrounded by family. She was 75.
Born Aug. 25, 1943, in Glasgow, Scotland, Sandra was a daughter of Alexander and Margaret H. (Morison) Findlay. Following World War II, the Findlay family emigrated to the United States and first settled in Jersey City, N.J., and then later moved to Levittown on Long Island.
COOPERSTOWN – A memorial service will be offered for Helen “Pat” Roberts, a long-time Bassett Hospital R.N., at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cooperstown Methodist Church. A coffee hour will follow.
She died April 12, 2018, at Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Endicott. She was 93.