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Martha Delello, 78; Filled Key Roles At St. Mary’s Parish

IN MEMORIAM: Martha Delello, 78;

Filled Key Roles At St. Mary’s Parish

Martha Delello

ONEONTA – Martha Mary Delello, 78, who filled many leadership roles over the years at Oneonta’s St. Mary’s Roman Catholic parish, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1941, in Oneonta, the daughter of Patsy and Matilda (Martin) Delello. She was the youngest of 13 children.

A lifelong area resident, Martha was a graduate of St. Mary’s School and Oneonta High School.

She was employed by Wilber Bank and Key Bank in Oneonta and retired after 25 years from SUNY Delhi.

Frank ‘Skeeter’ Green, 91; Dairy Farmer Served On Many Area Boards

IN MEMORIAM: Frank ‘Skeeter’ Green, 91;

Dairy Farmer Served On Many Area Boards

Skeeter Green

WESTVILLE – Frank E. “Skeeter” Green, a life-long area resident, community leader and dairy farmer, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2020, at his winter residence in Mesa, Ariz., with his wife, Margaret, by his side. He was 91.

Born Aug. 22, 1928, at Bassett Hospital, he was a son of Ambrose C. and Mildred Ottaway Green. After graduating from Milford High School, Class of 1945, he attended Cornell University, earning a two-year degree in agriculture.

On Sept. 3, 1949, Frank married Margaret Donnelly, a native of Binghamton, in a ceremony in Westville. Skeeter and Maggie settled on his family’s dairy farm, Oak Hill, where they raised their family.


Day Of The Dead Celebration


FAMILY PROGRAM – Noon – 2 p.m. Celebrate Latino Heritage month with Day of the Dead event. Make paper flowers, learn about Mexican traditions, listen to story time, more. Participants encouraged to bring photo of loved one who’s passed away. Designed for children aged 4-12 + family. Light snacks provided. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit

FUNDRAISER – 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Construct you cat a cardboard castle with Superheroes in Ripped Jeans. Materials provided. Bring goods or monetary donation. 3rd floor, Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit

Final Mural’s Unveiling Due At Oneonta History Center

Final Mural’s Unveiling Due

At Oneonta History Center Managing Editor Libby Cudmore and photographer Ian Austin were models for Brown’s Hardware. ( photo)

ONEONTA – Wilber Bank, the last of the Dietz Street murals depicting the five historic occupants of the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

Wilber Bank’s first location in Oneonta was in the southwest corner of the first floor of Walter  Brown’s hardware store in the building now owned by the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. After a fire in David Wilber’s bank in Milford, his friend Walter Brown offered space in his business.

Josephine Croce, 96; Moved To County From Staten Island

IN MEMORIAM: Josephine Croce, 96;

Moved To County From Staten Island

ONEONTA – Josephine Croce, 96, of Oneonta, whose husband was Wilber Bank branch manager in Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Chestnut Park Rehab & Nursing Center.

She was born on April 28, 1922, in Brooklyn, the daughter of James and Elsie (Abruzzo) Maceli.  She married Alfred Croce on Nov. 12, 1949. He predeceased her on May 27, 2008.

Rose Ann Hassick, 64; Worked At Wilber Bank, Retired At OJC

IN MEMORIAM:  Rose Ann Hassick, 64;

Worked At Wilber Bank, Retired At OJC

Rose Ann Hassick
Rose Ann Hassick

ONEONTA – Calling hours for Rose Ann Hassick, 64, a longtime Wilber Bank employee, will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Grummons Funeral Home.  A graveside service is planned in the spring.

Rose passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Fox Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1951 in Oneonta, the daughter of Carmen Joseph Vagliardo Sr. and Verna O’Rourke.    She graduate from OHS in 1969, and received a certificate in business administration from Utica School of Commerce.

She married Michael H. Hassick on Aug. 20, 1971, in Milford Center.

After many years at Wilber Bank, she eventually retired from Oneonta Job Corps, where she was a data integrity clerk.

Joan Moyer, 80; Civic Leader Chaired Many Boards

IN MEMORIAM:  Joan Moyer, 80;

Civic Leader Chaired Many Boards

Joan Moyier 1934-2014
Joan Moyier

ONEONTA – Joan F. Moyer, former president of the Oneonta School Board who was active in many civic leadership roles, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. She was surrounded and embraced by her immediate family: her husband Bob, daughters Terri and Kathy, and son Scott.

Born Feb. 14, 1934, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Fallon of West Stockbridge, Mass., Joan grew up and graduated from Stockbridge High School in 1951.  She attended the College of St. Rose in Albany, where she was class president and graduated in 1955.

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