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Velma B. Vibbard, 85; Dairy Farmer, 4-H Leader For 60 Years

IN MEMORIAM: Velma B. Vibbard, 85;

Dairy Farmer, 4-H Leader For 60 Years

Velma Vibbard

BURLINGTON – Calling hour are today for Velma B. Vibbard, 85, of Burlington, a retired dairy farmer and 4-H leader for six decades, who passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Little Falls.

Visitation is noon-2 p.m. at the Delker & Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, followed at 2 p.m. by a funeral service at the funeral home, with Pastor Barry Davis, Burlington Green Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Burlington Green Cemetery.

Velma was born on June 13, 1934, in Cooperstown, the daughter of the late Emory and Wilma Curry Bloomer.

Joseph R. Konchar, 91; Retired Farmer Owned Elm Inn In Heyday

IN MEMORIAM: Joseph R. Konchar, 91;

Retired Farmer Owned Elm Inn In Heyday

MILFORD – Joseph R. Konchar, 91, a retired farmer who owned the Elm Inn in its heyday, died Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Cooperstown Center.

Born March 19, 1928, Joe was the youngest and last surviving of the 13 children of August and Antoinette (Ocaker) Konchar.

At an early age, his family moved from the family’s Christian Hill farm in the Town of Otsego where he was born, to Milford where his parents had purchased another farm where they would continue the family tradition of dairy farming.
Joe attended Milford Central School.

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