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IN MEMORIAM

Lyall H. Sage, 86; State Trooper

Guarded Rockefeller At Otesaga

Lyle Sage

FRANKLIN – Lyall H. Sage, 86, a state trooper who served on Nelson Rockefeller’s detail when the governor visited The Otesaga, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Veterans Home in Oxford.

He was born on March 21, 1932, in Sayre, Pa., the son of Edna Sage. He graduated from Towanda High School in June 1950.

He married Roberta Moody Sage in Dushore, Pa., on May 3, 1952.

James E. Jackson, 93, WWII Vet, Retired Trooper, VFW Commander
IN MEMORIAM

James E. Jackson, 93, WWII Vet,

Retired Trooper, VFW Commander

James E. Jackson

COOPERSTOWN – James Elwood Jackson, a retired state trooper and World War II veteran, passed away Saturday night, Dec. 8, 2018, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing. He was 93.

Born Feb. 15, 1925, in Endicott, he was the only child of Raymon James Jackson and Elizabeth J. Cass Jackson. Immediately after graduating from Owego Free Academy, James enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country during World War II, first aboard a merchant marine vessel and then on a battleship.

Jon Osborn, 75; Retired Trooper, Top Oneonta Elk

IN MEMORIAM:  Jon Osborn, 75;

Retired Trooper, Top Oneonta Elk

Jon Osborn

ONEONTA – Reginald “Jon” Davis Osborn, 75, a retired state trooper and past exalted ruler of the Oneonta Elks, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, at his home in Crystal River, Fla., surrounded by his children.

Jon was born March 26, 1943, at Oneonta’s Parshall Hospital to Warren and Mildred (Reed) Osborn.

Raised in South Valley, Jon graduated from Cherry Valley Central School in 1960. He earned a degree in business administration from SUNY Cobleskill in 1962, and joined the Army Reserves in 1965, retiring in 1993 as a major.

John J. Riordan, 80, State Trooper At Oneonta, Troop E Commander
IN MEMORIAM

John J. Riordan, 80, State Trooper

At Oneonta, Troop E Commander

ONEONTA – John J. Riordan, a retired state trooper who served in increasingly responsible positions in Troop C’s Oneonta barracks, then rising to commander of Troop E (Canandaigua), died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center in Albany.   He was 80.

John was born in The Bronx Hospital, New York City on Nov. 8, 1936, to the late John J. and Catherine A. (Furey) Riordan.

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