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SUNY Oneonta education professor

Dr. Kenneth D. Kellerhouse Jr, 91; SUNY Professor, Democratic Chair

IN MEMORIAM

Dr. Kenneth D. Kellerhouse Jr., 91;

SUNY Professor, Democratic Chair

Ken Kellerhouse

ONEONTA – Dr. Kenneth D. Kellerhouse Jr., former county Democratic chairman and retired SUNY Oneonta education professor, died on Sept. 22, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.

He was predeceased in the 1990s by his wife, Muriel, a theatre professor. In her memory, the husband established a scholarship at College at Oneonta Foundation in her name.

He was born in White Plains on Aug. 10, 1928, and worked as a well driller and butcher until, receiving support from the College Foundation, which allowed him to enroll at age 27.  “It changed my life,” he said in a College Foundation profile.

Edwin S. Baxter, 93, Exeter; WWII Veteran, SUNY Professor
IN MEMORIAM

Edwin S. Baxter, 93, Exeter;

WWII Veteran, SUNY Professor

Edwin S. Baxter

EXETER CENTER – Edwin S. Baxter Jr, 93, of Exeter Center, a World War II veteran and retired SUNY Oneonta professor, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at his residence in Cooperstown.

Edwin was born in Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 4, 1924, the son of the late Edwin S. Baxter Sr and Edith Van Wormer Baxter. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, the former Priscilla La Forest Baxter of Exeter Center, in 2009.

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