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Leonard Beebe, 91; Sold Cars, Set Type Over Long Life

IN MEMORIAM: Leonard Beebe, 91;

Sold Cars, Set Type Over Long Life

SPRINGFIELD — Leonard Beebe, 91, who sold cars at his family’s Five Mile Point farm and later set type for The Freeman’s Journal, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Cooperstown Center Nursing Home.

Leonard was always willing to help anyone in need: His final gift was the donation of his body to Albany Medical Center for research .

Frank L. Murray III, 53; Heavy Equipment Operator On State Canals

IN MEMORIAM: Frank L. Murray III, 53;

Heavy Equipment Operator On State Canals

Frank L. Murray III

SPRINGFIELD – Frank Luke Murray III, 53, a heavy equipment operator with the state Canal Corp., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1966 in Westerly, R.I., son of Antoinette Girouard Murray and the late Frank L. Murray.  A lifelong area resident he was a graduate of Mount Markham High School,  then went on to  SUNY Morrisville and Diesel Technical Institute in Enfield, Conn.

Thomas A. Armstrong, 92; ‘Mr. Springfield’ For Decades, Leading Town, School Boards

IN MEMORIAM

Thomas A. Armstrong, 92;

‘Mr. Springfield’ For Decades,

Leading Town, School Boards

Tom Armstrong’s reputation as the Town of Springfield’s foremost citizen made him the natural choice for grand marshal in 2014 at the 100th Anniversary of town’s nationally famous Fourth of July Parade. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

SPRINGFIELD – Thomas A. Armstrong, 92, influential town supervisor and school board president for decades, peacefully entered into eternal rest on May 20, 2019, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on May 1, 1927, in Cooperstown, the son of Beatrice and William Armstrong. Tom attended a one-room schoolhouse in Springfield.

On June 27, 1954, he married Lillian Plever. Together they have resided in Springfield Center their entire lives. Tom was a devoted Catholic who was very involved in his church.

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