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Kelle A. Clark Diaz, 42; Schenevus Resident Succumbs To Cancer

IN MEMORIAM:  Kelle A. Clark Diaz, 42;

Schenevus Resident Succumbs To Cancer

Kelle Clark Diaz

SCHENEVUS – Kelle A. Clark Diaz, 42, a Bassett Healthcare accounting clerk, passed away at her home on Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Kelle was born on July 3, 1976 in St. Petersburg, Fla., and attended the University of South Florida in Tampa.

She worked as an accounting clerk for Bassett Healthcare until she was forced to retire early due to her illness, Kelle enjoyed the time she shared with her co-workers.

Scott W. Roland, Schenevus; GE Executive, Glass Expert
IN MEMORIAM

Scott W. Roland, Schenevus;

GE Executive, Glass Expert

Scott Roland

SCHENEVUS – Scott William Roland, a former Fortune 500 executive and an antique dealer with expertise in vintage glass, died peacefully on Nov. 1, 2018.

Scott is the fourth child of Ralph Mayo Roland and Cecelia M. “Rusty” Roland.

Graduating in 1976 from Niskayuna High School, Scott was a varsity soccer, basketball and baseball athlete. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1980 from Cornell University, where he was a member of and president of the university chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity.

Mary Pier, 86; Schenevus; For Years, Ran M&R Grocery With Husband

IN MEMORIAM:  Mary Pier, 86; Schenevus;

For Years, Ran M&R Grocery With Husband

SCHENEVUS – Mary L. Pier, 86, who operated the M&R Grocery here for many years with husband Rich, passed away peacefully July 4, 2018, at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care in Amsterdam.

She was born June 23, 1932 in Schenevus, the daughter of Charles and Louise (Nellis) Hubbard.  She married Richmond Pier on June 7, 1952 at the Schenevus United Methodist Church.

Eleanor Raymond, 75; Taught Math At Grand George, Windham

IN MEMORIAM: Eleanor Raymond, 75;

Taught Math At Grand George, Windham

Eleanor Raymond

SCHENEVUS – Retired teacher Eleanor (Powell) Raymond, 75, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Jan. 24, 2018, at Bassett Hospital.

Eleanor was born on Feb. 28, 1942, in Huntington, L.I., to William and Lorraine Powell. She and her family moved to a farm in Grand Gorge when she was 5.  She attended SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Oneonta, and graduated with her teaching certification.

Questionnaire — Oberacker

Peter Oberacker

COUNTY BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 6

COMMUNITY OF RESIDENCE: Schenevus

EDUCATION: Associate Degree Food Sale & Distribution

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: CEO Formtech Solutions Inc.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: C.H. Graham Hose Company, Schenevus Valley Lodge 592 Masons, Schenevus Methodist Church, Town of Maryland Board, Town of Maryland supervisor, Foundation of Excellence board member.

FAMILY: Wife Shannon, daughter Holli, son Derek.

PHILOSOPHY OF GOVERNMENT: Less is more.

MAJOR ISSUES FACING OTSEGO COUNTY: Rebuilding our infrastructure while keeping taxes in line. A County Manager would be a great start.

MY QUALITIES: Having served on my local government as Supervisor, it gave me an appreciation for those that serve. What it takes financially to run a municipal entity, and the importance of communication.

STATEMENT:

“The reason a lot of  people don’t recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.” Thomas A. Edison.

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