ROSEBOOM – David Lantz Roy, 90, a celebrated dairy farmer who retired to Otsego County, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018, with his family at his side.
David, son of Insley Hilbler Roy and Josephine Lantz Roy, was born on Aug. 15, 1927, in Sussex, N.J. He was a graduate of Rutgers University with degrees in agriculture and economics. As a young man, David was a 4-H member and leader. He was selected to attend 4-H Club Congress and received recognition for his outstanding showmanship of dairy animals.
COOPERSTOWN – Nancy Waller, world-traveler, advocate for peace, social justice and prison reform, lifelong writer and artist, died peacefully Jan. 10, 2017, at the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home, Cooperstown, her three daughters and pastor at her side. She was 98.
Born Anne Bigelow Thomson in Nanking, China, Nancy was a daughter of James Claude Thomson and Margaret Seabury Cook Thomson. She grew up in pre-Communist China.
Her father, a biochemist, was head of the Chemistry Department at the University of Nanking, one of several Christian colleges established in the early 20th century to educate China’s “best and brightest.”
Her mother, a Smith College alumna, taught literature there; she also advised their neighbor, whom Nancy knew as “Aunt Pearl,” on a manuscript that was published as “The Good Earth.” Aunt Pearl was of course Pearl Buck.
COOPERSTOWN – Nancy Waller, 98, of Roseboom, author, mother and beloved member of the greater Cooperstown community, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2017, at the Thanksgiving Home with her daughters and minister at her side.
A Service to the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for the Life of Nancy Waller will be offered at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at her church, the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown.
ROSEBOOM – Shawn “Duke” D. Hoag, 35, a chef in Cooperstown restaurants, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 9, 2016, in his home.
Shawn was born Feb. 12, 1981, son of Lorraine Nelson and the late James Hoag. He graduated from Cherry Valley-Springfield Central, Class of 2000, and attended BOCES for culinary Arts. He then went on working at various restaurants in Cooperstown, most recently at Alex’s Bistro as a cook.
He enjoyed spending his time cooking, fishing, hunting at Petie’s camp, driving anything with a motor, bonfires with his mother, and spending time with his son “Duke,” family and many friends.
ROSEBOOM – A 62 year old man was killed yesterday evening when the car he was riding in was struck by a driver making a U-turn in Rt 166.
William M. Hayes, 62, Gloversville was a passenger in the car of Ray H. Coco, 52, Middlefield, which was struck by a 1997 Dodge Dakota driven by Lillian C Fuller, 35, Roseboom. An investigation determined that Fuller entered her parked car that was facing south on the northbound shoulder of State Route 166. She then attempt a U-turn to head northbound but pulled into the southbound lane where she struck Coco’s 2005 Nissan Altima. The Nissan continued southbound and struck a mailbox, then came to rest as in a ditch.