SIDNEY – Jason Corey, 35, passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.
Jason fought a long hard battle with choroidal metastatic melanoma with great courage and silent dignity.
He will always be remembered for his courageous smile, creative mind and loving generosity. Jason took great pride in his gardening skills, was a MacGyver with his innovations, loved his music, playing his guitars and spending his time entertaining and playing with his precious little boy.
Jason married Lisa Jordan on Sept. 29, 2018. She survives him.
Jason was born Jan. 25, 1984, in Binghamton. He started working for Gavin’s Pizza while still in high school, and continued after graduation. Mike Gavin remained his mentor and close friend until his passing. Before he became ill, Jason co-owned Two Doughboys, the Sidney pizza parlor, and then was employed by Bassett Hospital as an environmental technician.
SIDNEY CENTER – Spiritual leaders, mayors, law-enforcement officers, friends and neighbors gathered Sunday evening at the Sufi Muslim community of Osmanli Dergahi here to express solidarity after the mass shooting in Christ Church, New Zealand.
“You coming here shows you care.” said Junaid Khan, a leader of the community. “Facebook, twitter, they don’t matter. Thank you for taking action and coming here. It means a lot to us.”
A gunman entered Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch during Friday Prayer on March 15 and shot almost 100 worshipers, killing 50, in the worst mass shooting in that nation’s history.
SIDNEY – Gale Renee Walker, who resided in Centers Healthcare, Cooperstown, for the past seven years, took the hand of our Lord and ascended into heaven on Jan. 17.
Gale was born and raised in Sidney, the precious daughter of William and Esther Walker. Gale was a big sister to Keith, Kimberly and Thomas and a sister-in-law to their spouses Pam Walker, Larry Crowe and Renee Walker.
SIDNEY – Today, Sidney’s Pibbles & More Animal Rescue (PMAR) announced a partnership with a North Carolina animal shelter that needs to evacuate shelter animals due to impending Hurricane Florence.
Saturday, two of the four dogs, Allie and Hobbs, will arrive in New York. They will welcomed by volunteer foster care homes in the Oneonta area. Allie and Hobbs will stay with their foster homes where they will be available for adoption. The other two dogs will be in foster care volunteer homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
SIDNEY – Funeral services are scheduled for William Barse, 66, Sidney, the truck driver who died in a truck accident Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at a quarry in Deposit.
He was born Sept. 6, 1951, in Sidney, son of the late Benjamin and Isabel (Nichols) Barse.
Bill worked with his father and later owned Ben’s Mobile and Manufactured Homes in Unadilla. He was a truck driver, driving wide loads and over the road most of his life. For the last three years, he drove for Schaeffer Enterprises in Deposit to be closer to home.
DEPOSIT – A 66-year-old Sidney man was killed yesterday when he was thrown from his truck following an accident on a quarry access road in the Town of Deposit.
At 9:30 a.m., state police were dispatched to the scene off State Route 8 near Mills Road, Town of Deposit, following reports of a motor vehicle accident with serious physical injury. Upon their arrive, they found William B. Barse deceased at the scene.
SIDNEY – A Unadilla man died in a car crash early today on River Road here, the fourth fatal crash involving local people in as many days.
Troopers report Jason R. Cunningham, 39, of Unadilla, was driving a van west on River Road when he entered a sharp curve, drifted into the eastbound lane and collided with an eastbound pickup truck, driven by Matthias J. Wesner, 35, also of Unadilla.
ONEONTA – Oneonta native Karl Baker Anderson, 94, who lived in Sidney during his four-decade career at Scintilla, passed away, April 23, 2016, in the Fox Nursing Home, where he made his home for the past several years.
Karl was born on Aug. 8, 1921, to Maybelle and Basil Anderson in Oneonta. On March 5, 1944, he was married to Shirley Hubbell in Oneonta. They had four children.