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James H. Palmer, 72; Corning Retiree Love Hunting, Fishing

IN MEMORIAL: James H. Palmer, 72;

Corning Retiree Love Hunting, Fishing

James H. Palmer

MARYLAND – James H. Palmer, 72, a Corning retiree, passed away Oct. 1, 2019, at home, surrounded by family and his beloved wife of 54 years.

James was born Jan. 23, 1947 in Delhi, the son of Robert C. and Glenna (Baker) Palmer.

James retired from Corning after many years of service, where he became great friends with Bob and Linda Adams.

Frances Lamb Griffiths, 91; Pioneered Computers; Raised Tiny Donkeys

IN MEMORIAM: Frances Lamb Griffiths, 91;

Pioneered Computers; Raised Tiny Donkeys

Frances Griffiths

MILFORD – Frances Elizabeth Whitman Lamb Griffiths, 91, Town of Maryland, who first used computers locally to track herd and farm expenses at Hemlock Valley Farm here, and was also known for raising miniature donkeys, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta, surrounded by family.

Frances was born on January 28, 1928, in East Brooklyn, in northeast Connecticut, the daughter of William Arthur Whitman and Ada Mae (Preston) Whitman. She graduated from Killingly High School, Danielson, Conn., in 1946, and later took courses at the University of Rhode Island, Providence.

SSPCA’s PETS Team Rescues Cat ‘Birdie’, Speared Through Eye

SSPCA’s PETS Team

Rescues Cat ‘Birdie’,

Speared Through Eye

Staffer Showed How Trained Personnel
Can Respond In Emergency, Director Says
Recuperating “Birdie” purrs for its benefactor, PETS team member Allison Hungerford.

MARYLAND – Birdie the cat, stuck to a bird feeder with a wire piercing its eye, was rescued June 13 by the county’s new animal cruelty task force, PETS (Prevention, Education, Training and Systems), the SSPCA announced today.

It was feared the cat would have to be put down but, with care and treatment at the Hartwick Seminary shelter, it now seems Birdie will be fine.

“We are proud to work with first responders who care about animals, and on this day that was certainly the case,” said Stacie Haynes, SSPCA executive director.

Thomas Williams, 90; Engineer Went Into Logging Business

IN MEMORIAM:  Thomas Williams, 90;

Engineer Went Into Logging Business

Thomas Williams

MARYLAND – Thomas H. Williams, 90, of Maryland, an engineer who went into logging, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, peacefully at Fox Hospital following a brief illness.

After serving in the Army, Tom married his wife, Carolyn, in 1949. She predeceased him on Feb. 11, 2019.

He was also predeceased by two brothers, Bud and Benjamin Williams; and a sister, June Ritton.

Edward V. Lynch, 47; Air Force Vet Dies Unexpectedly At Home

IN MEMORIAM:  Edward V. Lynch, 47;

Air Force Vet Dies Unexpectedly At Home

Edward V. Lynch

MARYLAND – Edward Vincent Lynch, 47, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 2, 2019, with his family by his side.

Edward was a 1989 graduate of Franklin Central School, then entered the Air Force.

He met his wife, Michelle and her children, Jade and Cameron, while stationed in Arizona. Michelle and Edward were married on July 22, 1994.

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