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.
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.
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.
“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.