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In Memoriam Louise Ann Wayman 1953-2023
In Memoriam

Louise Ann Wayman

1953-2023

TODDSVILLE—Louise Ann Wayman, a long-time Cooperstown and Toddsville resident, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 24, 2023 at her home in Toddsville. She was 69.

Born June 19, 1953 in Hamilton, Lou was the second child of Hobart and Norma (Rothwell) Onyan. In her youth, Lou and her family moved to Cooperstown, where she graduated from Cooperstown Central School with the Class of 1971.

As a young girl, Lou enjoyed and won awards showing horses with her grandfather. Her love of horses continued throughout her life.

Betsy Hayes, 70, Toddsville; Focus Family Council Chair
IN MEMORIAM

Betsy Hayes, 70, Toddsville;

Focus Family Council Chair

Betsy Hayes

COOPERSTOWN – M.E. “Betsy” Hayes, 70, Toddsville, long active in public health initiatives, and most recently in the news as president of the Centers at Cooperstown (former Focus) Family Council, passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, from complications of a recent illness.

Born in Plainfield, N.J., Betsy cherished the memories of her early childhood in the South Jersey town of Delanco, moved to metropolitan Cranford, N.J., in middle school, and obtained a BSN degree from Keuka College.

Eugene R. Smith, 72; Vietnam Veteran, Longtime Firefighter

IN MEMORIAM: Eugene R. Smith, 72;

Vietnam Veteran, Longtime Firefighter

Eugene R. Smith Sr.

TODDSVILLE – Eugene R. Smith, 72, of Toddsville, a Vietnam veteran and longtime member of Hartwick Fire Department Co. No. 2 in Hartwick Seminary, and passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15, 2017, at home in his favorite recliner surrounded by his family.

Gene – or Bobby, as he was affectionately known by family and friends – was born June 9, 1945, in Cooperstown, a son of Richard Frederick Smith, Sr. and Dorothy Arlene Roseboom Smith.

Leslie A. Parshall, 90; Honored Fellow Veterans With Monument

   IN MEMORIAM: Leslie A. Parshall, 90;

Honored Fellow Veterans With Monument

Leslie A. Parshall

TODDSVILLE – Leslie A. Parshall, 90, a World War II veteran who in 2005  erected a monument honoring all veterans at his Greenough Road home, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 9, 2017, at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego.

He was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Saranac Lake, a son of Howard and Gladys (Gowett) Parshall.  He first attended a one-room schoolhouse and then continued his education in Cooperstown.  On Aug. 19, 1948, Les married Lois M. Harvey in Cooperstown.

John P. Shulkie, 70; Decorated Vet Worked At Remington

IN MEMORIAM: John P. Shulkie, 70;

Decorated Vet Worked At Remington

John P. Shulkie
John P. Shulkie

TODDSVILLE – John Paul Shulkie, 70, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who later spent his career at Remington Arms in Ilion, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2016, at his home on Greenough Road.

He was born Aug. 22, 1946, in Queens, and spent his early years at New York Foundling Hospital. Through the kindness of Francis and Anna Kenney of Cooperstown, John came to live with and consider them his parents.

Downed Tree Shuts Rt. 26 For 4 Hours

TODDSVILLE POWER OUT

Downed Tree Shuts

Rt. 26 For 4 Hours

Cooperstown firefighter Chip Wright examines cleared trunks and trees branches that closed Route 26 through Toddsville for four hours this afternoon after today’s storm split a large tree. The trunk in the background is all that remains. Toddsville was still without power a few minutes ago, but the roadway had been cleared and a NYSEG crew was working to restore power. Also at this hour, it was report that southbound traffic was backed up on Route 28, south of Cooperstown Commons in Hartwick Seminary, but it wasn’t immediately clear what the problem is. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cooperstown firefighter Chip Wright examines cleared trunks and tree branches that closed Route 26 through Toddsville for four hours this afternoon after today’s storm split a large tree. The trunk in the background is all that remains. Toddsville was still without power a few minutes ago, but the roadway had been cleared and a NYSEG crew was working to restore power. Also at this hour, it was reported that southbound traffic was backed up on Route 28, south of Cooperstown Commons in Hartwick Seminary, but it wasn’t immediately clear what the problem is. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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