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Unadilla News

Ralph Vanderlip, 71; Chef At Unadilla House For 26 Years

IN MEMORIAM: Ralph Vanderlip, 71;

Chef At Unadilla House For 26 Years

Ralph A. Vanderlip

UNADILLA – Ralph A. Vanderlip, 71, chef at the Unadilla House for 26 years, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

He was born on Dec., 13, 1947, the son of the late Harry and Jeanette Cook Vanderlip.  Ralph married Martha Scott Vanderlip on June 24, 1972, in Unadilla.

John Chambers, 82, Unadilla;Ran Family Livestock Auction
IN MEMORIAM

John Chambers, 82, Unadilla;

Ran Family Livestock Auction

John D. Chambers

UNADILLA – John D. Chambers, 82, a horseman from birth and later an auctioneer at the family’s cattle and horse auction, D.R. Chambers & Sons, rising to president, died in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb 17, 2019.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1937. in Walton, the son of David R. and Mary (Little) Chambers.

John graduated from Unadilla Central School in 1955 and earned his degree from Albany Business College in 1957. Later that year, he traveled by train to Decatur, Ind., to attend Reppert Auction School.

Michele L. Weed, 50;Gold Medal Equestrian Special Olympian

IN MEMORIAM: Michele L. Weed, 50;

Gold Medal Equestrian Special Olympian

Michele L. Weed

UNADILLA – Michele L. Weed, 50, of Unadilla, Gold Medal Equestrian Special Olympian, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 23, 2019, at her home.

She is the daughter of Marian and Robert Wilson of Unadilla and Lawrence Weed of Walker Valley, Ulster County.  She was born Jan. 29, 1969, in Middletown.

She is survived by her parents; sister Stephanie Weed and husband William Walker Jr. of Walker Valley; nieces, Jacqueline and Jim Schoenleber, Middletown, and  Sierra Walker, Walker Valley; great-nephew, Nicholas Bellomo; great-nieces Eleanor Bellomo and Ava Schoenleber, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Douglas R. Moore, 91; WWII Veteran Worked At Amphenol

IN MEMORIAM: Douglas R. Moore, 91;

WWII Veteran Worked At Amphenol

Douglas Moore

UNADILLA – Douglas R. Moore, 91, a World War II veteran who worked at Amphenol, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at his home.

He was lovingly cared for by His wife, his four daughters, and his sister, Jeannie and her husband, Bobby.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1927, to Otto and Evelyn (Earl) Moore in Unadilla.  He married Beverly F. Schofell on Jan. 21, 1946, his bride of 73 years.

Colleen Jane Edwards, 82; 30-Year Bacteriologist At Sidney Hospital

IN MEMORIAM: Colleen J. Edwards, 82;

30-Year Bacteriologist At Sidney Hospital

Colleen Jane Edwards, 82; a 30-year bacteriologist at The Hospital in Sidney, who over the years lived in all three Tri-Town communities, was  passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Fox Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1937, in Cannonsville, daughter of the late Louis and Hazel (Almy) Scofield.

Louella Washburn, 97; Last Of Her Family’s 1920s Generation

IN MEMORIAM: Louella Washburn, 97;

Last Of Her Family’s 1920s Generation

Louella Washburn

UNADILLA – Louella Mary Washburn, 97, last survivor of the 1920s generation of the Washburn family, passed away peacefully at Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 after a short illness.

Known as “Nanny,” she was born Nov. 4 in the Town of Bethel on the family farm, the daughter of the late Archie and Mary (Buchanan) Washburn.

She was a 1940 graduate of Unadilla Schools, lived on the farm on Washburn Road with her brother, Roland, for over 82 years.

Dr. Donald T. Sherwood, Surgeon; Served Tri-Town Area For 50 Years
IN MEMORIAM

Dr. Donald T. Sherwood, Surgeon;

Served Tri-Town Area For 50 Years

Dr. Donald T. Sherwood

UNADILLA – Donald Thomas Sherwood, M.D., 74, of Unadilla, a surgeon in the Tri-Town area for a half-century, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 21, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He will be remembered by his family as well as by the community that relied on his tireless work ethic, kindness, vitality, love of all God’s people and creatures, generous spirit, humility and insatiable quest for knowledge.

Born on Jan. 18, 1945, Dr. Sherwood was the third of seven children born to John Robert Sherwood and Helen Cullinan Sherwood at Sunnyside Hospital on Staten Island.

Alumni Herring, Bard Join Unatego Hall Of Distinction

RECEPTION FRIDAY AT HIGH SCHOOL

Alumni Herring, Bard Join

Unatego Hall Of Distinction

UNADILLA – Herring Lumber Co. owner Charles W. Herring Jr. and Joseph Bard, retired executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Rural & Small Schools, will be inducted into the Unatego Hall of Distinction Friday, Jan. 25.

At reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, with the induction planned between the JV and varsity boys’ basketball game between Unatego and Delaware Academy.  The public is welcome.

Wayne Clouse, 68; Air Force Veteran Drove Birnie Bus

IN MEMORIAM: Wayne Clouse, 68;

Air Force Veteran Drove Birnie Bus

Wayne Clouse

UNADILLA – Wayne A. Clouse, 68, an Air Force veteran and former Birnie Bus driver in Oneonta, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1950, in Sussex, N.J., to Donald and Bernice (McCann) Clouse, the oldest of five siblings. He married Karen Lent on Jan. 15, 1993, in Oneonta.

In addition to his wife Karen, he is survived two children, Rhonda Clouse and her partner Matthew Hayes, and Kelly and Douglas Whitehead; two grandchildren, Katlynn and DJ; sisters Janet Hill and Sandy (Rick) Peabody; brother Tim (Jackie) Clouse; his faithful canine companion, Jasper; his cousin/brother, Bill (Patty) Straut, and also several other family members.

Betty Roscoe, 97, Unadilla; Loved Farming, Pursued It In Many Guises
IN MEMORIAM

Betty Roscoe, 97, Unadilla; Loved

Farming, Pursued It In Many Guises

Beth Roscoe, farmer from childhood until her final two-year vacation.

UNADILLA – Beth “Betty” Bernice Roscoe (born Thompson), 97, died peacefully on Dec. 20, 2018, at Bassett Hospital, after a life of farming and diligent productivity.

She is survived by her children Gary Little, 63 and Carl Roscoe, 52, by her grandchildren Noah Roscoe, 28, and Jonah Roscoe, 24 and by five younger brothers and sisters.

She was predeceased by two husbands, Charles Little (d. 1959) and George Roscoe (d. 1971), and by one of her younger brothers.

Betty lived a long, happy and amazingly healthy life, attributing this to spending much of it involved in farming.  “I have always been in love with farming,” she once wrote, “to be a farmer has been my aim.  I have accomplished it, in a small way, with a lot of luck and help along the way.  I still think it is the ideal.”

Pete Approbato, 62, Unadilla; Mechanic, Bookkeeper at R.C. Sales & Service

IN MEMORIAM: Pete Approbato, 62, Unadilla;

Mechanic, Bookkeeper at R.C. Sales & Service

UNADILLA – Peter Francis “Pete” Approbato, 62, a mechanic and bookkeeper at R.C. Sales & Service, his family business, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2019.

He was born on Feb. 16, 1956 in Brooklyn,.  He lived in New Jersey and graduated from Lenape Regional High School.

Savalla Howland, 94; Secretary, Aide At Sidney High School

IN MEMORIAM: Savalla Howland, 94;

Secretary, Aide At Sidney High School

UNADILLA – Savalla Howland, 94, of Unadilla, a secretary and teacher’s aide at Sidney High School, passed away at home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, following years of fighting cancer and heart disease.

Savalla was born on March 5, 1924, in Deposit, the daughter of Austin and Bertha (Whitman) Gifford. She was married to her late husband Charles H. Howland on Nov. 12, 1944 and shared 66 years together.

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