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In Memoriam Cynthia J. McCarthy, 87 July 01, 1934 – April 08, 2022 

In Memoriam

Cynthia J. McCarthy, 87

July 01, 1934 – April 08, 2022

Cynthia J. McCarthy

ONEONTA – Cynthia Lorenz McCarthy, 87, went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, April 8, 2022. She passed away peacefully in her home following a brief illness.

Cynthia was born July 1, 1934 in Lohrville, Iowa the daughter of Russell and Inez Lorenz.

Cynthia married Keith McCarthy on July 6, 1957 at the Methodist Church in Sharon Springs, NY. Prior to Keith’s death in 2007, they had made their home in Oneonta for 47 years, where Cynthia continued to live until her passing.

At the age of nine Cynthia’s father, a superintendent of schools, passed away from diabetes. Cynthia and her mother, an art teacher, traveled extensively, eventually settling in Sharon Springs, NY. Cynthia graduated from Sharon Springs high school and then attended the State University College of Oneonta, majoring in education. Cynthia taught in both the North Tonawanda School District and the New Hartford School District. Cynthia returned to Oneonta to teach young children as part of the Bugbee Migrant Child Care Program. She concluded her teaching career at Center Street Elementary School, Oneonta, retiring in 1996. She was a dedicated teacher who will always be remembered by her students and colleagues.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Work On Fiber Projects At The Library 04-07-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 7

Work On Fiber Projects At The Library

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FIBER ARTS GROUP – 3 – 4 p.m. Bring your knitting, crocheting or other fiber art to work with the group on your current project. Springfield Library, 129 Co. Rd. 29A, Springfield. 315-858-5802 or visit libraries.4cls.org/springfield/

BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Donate today to receive an exclusive Red Cross T-Shirt while supplies last. St. James Episcopal, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

In Memoriam Lois I. Brenner November 3, 1932 – March 14, 2022

In Memoriam

Lois I. Brenner, 89

Nov. 3, 1932 – Mar. 14, 2022

Lois I. Brenner

ONEONTA – Lois I. Brenner, 89, passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2022.

Lois was born November 3, 1932 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Henry and Isabel (Corry) Erickson.

Lois graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in 1950.  Following graduation, she worked in the financial district in New York City at Hanover Bank for several years.

Lois married David W. Brenner on September 5, 1954 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, NY.

Following their marriage, they moved to Oneonta so David could attend college at SUCO.  Lois held several office jobs in Oneonta prior to the birth of her children and raising her family.  She enjoyed playing Bridge in several organized clubs in Oneonta with friends at times hosting the groups at her home.  In 1968 she started working what she thought would be a temporary part-time job out of her home for the Otsego County Employees Federal Credit Union. Over the years, the temporary part time position became a fulfilling full-time career. After several mergers including with the Sidney Federal Credit Union, she was appointed branch manager of the Sidney Federal Credit Union office in Oneonta, retiring in 1995.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Chili Dinner for a good cause 01-29-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 29

Chili Dinner for a good cause

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FUNDRAISER – 3 – 7 p.m. Raise funds for schools in the Dominican Republic and Santa Cruz while enjoying dinner of chili, cornbread, and chicken burritos. Available on a dine-in or take-out basis. All welcome, masks required. Cost, $7/adult. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-1458 or visit www.facebook.com/stjamesoneonta/

BLOOD DRIVE – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Briggs Hall, Main Street Baptist Church, 333 Main St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 8

Global Music Celebration

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MUSIC – 2 p.m. Celebrate shared humanity with musical selections from South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, others. Performers include clarinetist Robin Seletsky, flutist Ana Laura Gonzalez, pianist Michael Bauer, a capella ensemble Eight is Eneuf. Free, open to public. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-286-9085 or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/temp/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Turkey Dinner For Senior Citizens

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

TURKEY DINNER – 5 – 6:30 p.m. Senior citizens are invited for delicious dinner sponsored by Lions Club, LEOs, CCS PTA. Take-out available. Cafeteria, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-2401.

St. J. Fest Opens With Fife &Drum Processional

Fife & Drum, Processional

Lead Off St. James Festival

St. James Episcopal Church kicked off its St. J. Fest this afternoon by parading through the streets with the Leatherstocking District Fife & Drum band, which has been practicing at the church for 30 years. Above, Father Ken Hunter and Deacon Vicky Hunter, Oneonta, walk with Jordan Eggleston, Oneonta, Kathy Beveridge, Delhi, Bill Reardon, Cobleskill, Brian Fluery, Laurens, Ed McAteer, Oneonta, Sara Evenson, Walton, and Stephen Yearly, Walton, as they lead the procession to the St. James Garden. The all-day event features Cajun Pete’s Jazz Band, an organ recital and presentation by Craig Morrow, and Evensong. Freestyle Confections are also on site offering tasty confections. Admission is free; all welcome. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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