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Worcester News

Robert F. Milavec, 82; Ran Dairy Farm, Tended Large Family

IN MEMORIAM: Robert F. Milavec, 82;

Ran Dairy Farm, Tended Large Family

Robert Milavec

WORCESTER — Robert F. Milavec, 82, a dairyman and family man, passed away at home on Nov. 22, 2019.

He was born Aug. 18, 1937, in Central Bridge, the son of Frank and Mary (Muehl) Milavec.

Bob graduated from Worcester Central School, Class of 1955.

He married Nancy Green on June 3, 1961, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Worcester.

He was a member of the Army Reserves, serving from 1955 to 1963.

Bob Evans, 73, Worcester, Key Player In Oneonta Media Scene

IN MEMORIAM

Bob Evans, 73, Worcester, Played

Key Role In Oneonta Media Scene

Bob Evans

WORCESTER — Robert W. Evans, 73, a fixture on Oneonta’s media scene for four decades — in radio, TV and print — passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 5, 2019, at Fox Hospital.

Bob was born April 16, 1946, the youngest son of Eddie R. and Flora Evans. He was a lifelong resident of Worcester.  In 1963, Bob met Barbara Haskell in high school. They were married at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Worcester on Aug. 26, 1967. They were high school sweethearts for 52 years.

Bob began his career in advertising in 1969 at WDOS, Oneonta. He was instrumental in the implementation of the first FM radio station in Oneonta, WSRK. During his career in advertising sales, Bob worked in all aspects of media, radio, TV and print.

Fifth Teen Arrested in Worcester Homicide
Driver Arraigned, Charged With Burglary

5th Teen Arrested

In Worcester Slaying

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – The alleged driver of the getaway car to and from the site of the murder of Kenneth Robinson, 53, Worcester, has been arrested, according to District Attorney John Muehl.

Tatiana Febo, 17, Downsville, was arrested and charged with burglary, first degree. “We believe she drove them in her car to Robinson’s house,” said Muehl.

SON FIRED FATAL SHOT

Troopers: Robbery Planned in Oneonta

TESTIMONY AT HEARING:

SON FIRED FATAL SHOT


Nicolas Meridy, 32, is led out of a felony hearing in the Town of Worcester court, where he was accused of helping orchestra the robbery that led to the murder of Kenneth Robinson at his home in Worcester. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)


By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Stephanie Robinson, Kenneth’s niece, recalled how her uncle would do anything for his kids. “He was an amazing father,” she said.

WORCESTER – Dylan Robinson, 15, the son of Kenneth Robinson, woke up his father and shot him during a struggle for the gun, Senior Investigator Ronald Lussi told Worcester Town Justice William Fisher during a felony hearing for Nicolas Meridy, 32, the Oneonta man accused of helping orchestrate the robbery that lead to Robinson’s death.

“During my interview with Mr. Meridy, he did state that there was a planning session at his house at 37 Fairview Ave, Apt. 2 ½, where they planned to rob Mr. Robinson of money and marijuana,” said Lussi. “They then acquired weapons and drove to the residence.”

When they arrived, Lussi said, Dylan opened the door and let Meridy and the others – including Alex Borgreen, 16 – into the home. Anais Soto, 17, is believed to have been waiting outside.

Worcester Man Had Multiple Gunshot Wounds

‘Multiple Gunshot

Wounds’ Felled

Worcester Victim

Fifth Suspect – Fourth Juvenile – Held

For Burglary In Murder Investigation

Scott Heggelke, Captain of the Bureau of Criminal Investigators, Troop C, said that Kenneth Robinson was shot multiple times with long guns at his home in Worcester on Thursday. Five people, four of them juveniles, were arrested and charged, four with murder in the second degree and burglary in the first degree and one with burglary, first degree. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special To www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – State police confirmed today that Kenneth Robinson, 53, was shot multiple times with a “long gun” in the course of a robbery at his home on Head Road on Thursday, Oct. 10.

“The first responding troopers saw a man lying just inside his door,” said BCI Capt. Scott Heggelke, Troop C, in a 12:30 press conference at the State Police Oneonta Barracks. “The house was on fire, but the trooper pulled him outside, and it was obvious that he was the apparent victim of multiple gunshot wounds.”

Oneonta Man, Teens Charged In Worcester Man’s Murder

BODY WITH BULLET HOLE FOUND

ONEONTA MAN,

TEENS CHARGED

WITH MURDER

Kenneth Robinson’s body was found inside his home on Head Road in Worcester. The cause of death was a gunshot wound. (Photo provided by State Police Troop C)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special To www.AllOTSEGO.com

Nicolas Meridy

ONEONTA – An Oneonta man and three teenagers were charged with murder after they allegedly shot a Worcester man to death in his home last night.

Nicolas Meridy, 32, one 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds, all of Oneonta, were arrested after the body of Kenneth W. Robinson, 53, was found with a fatal gunshot wound inside of his residence on Head Road in Worcester.

Police Investigating House Fire, Suspicious Death

TROOPERS: DEATH SUSPICIOUS

Body Found In

Burned House

WORCESTER – State police are investigating the death of a yet-unidentified subject after a house fire in the Town of Worcester.

Worcester and East Worcester fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire just before 9:18 p.m. last night. When an adult was located deceased inside the residence, troopers were called to the scene to investigate.

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Two Arrested With Switchblade, Crack Cocaine

Deputies: Worcester Pair

Found With Crack Cocaine

Jesse Wilson
Samone Van Buren

WORCESTER – Two people were arrested in Worcester after Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputies allegedly found crack cocaine, a switchblade and drug paraphernalia at their home.

Jesse R. Wilson, 30, and Samone R. VanBuren, 29, both of Worcester were arrested after deputies executed a search warrant at their residence in the Town of Worcester.

Robert (Bob) Daly, 63; State Court Officer Had Wide Interests

IN MEMORIAM: Robert (Bob) Daly, 63;

State Court Officer Had Wide Interests

Bob Daly

WORCESTER – Robert John (Bob) Daly, formerly a state court office, went to his final rest on Aug. 11, 2019, following a long illness.

Bob was born in Brooklyn on May 8, 1956, to Francis Daly and Margaret (Tuite) Daly.

He was a graduate of Archbishop Malloy High School and Queensborough Community College. He later became a state court officer. He married his high school sweetheart and soulmate Elizabeth (Libasci) on Oct. 22, 1977. Until 1999, they lived in Middle Village, Queens, where they both grew up, then they moved to Worcester.

Motorcycle Crash Leads To Gun Arrest

I-88 Motorcycle Crash

Leads To Gun Arrest

WORCESTER – A Virginia man was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a firearm after a motorcycle crash allegedly lead state troopers to discover he had two loaded pistols and no pistol permit.

According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, Phillip M. Davis, 25, Strasburg,. Va, was arrested after a trooper responded to an accident involving a motorcycle on Interstate 88 in Worcester.  Davis told the trooper that when a tractor trailer passed him, he applied his brakes and lost control of his Harley, but he he did not suffer any injuries.

Home Health Aide Indicted On Grand Larceny Charges

Home-Health Aide Charged 

With Theft From Elderly Pair

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Stephanie Shulgay leaves a county courtroom today after pleading not guilty to theft charges. (Libby Cudmore/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – A former home health aide was arraigned in Otsego County Court today on charges that she stole more than $33,000 from an elderly couple over 15 months when they were in her care.

Stephanie Shulgay, 32, plead “Not guilty” to the third-degree grand larceny charges, filed by a grand jury. It is alleged that she stole the money from the couple by using their credit and debit cards between July 2017 and October 2018, while working as a home health aide.

“You can’t just breach someone’s trust like that,” said District Attorney John Muehl.

According to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department, Shulgay allegedly used the money to pay bills for herself and an elderly uncle.

Everett L. Brooker, 88; Worcester Native Retired From Remington

IN MEMORIAM: Everett L. Brooker, 88;

Worcester Native Retired From Remington

LAURENS – Everett L. Brooker, 88, a Remington Arms retiree, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at home.

He was born on April 3, 1931, in East Worcester, the son of Elray and Dorothy (Patrick) Brooker.

Before joining Remington Arms in Ilion, Everett was a farmer. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed farming, cutting wood and driving through the countryside.

Muehl: Decatur Twins Died Of Asphyxiation

DETAILS FROM PROSECUTOR:

DECATUR TWINS

ASPHYXIATED

16 DAYS APART

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Steeley

DECATUR – Kimberly Steeley’s infant twins, Bonde and Liam, both died from asphyxiation, according to District Attorney John Muehl.

“At first, everyone thought Bonde died of SIDS,” said Muehl. “Then 11 days later, Liam died of the same condition.”

Steeley, 27, Decatur, was indicted on two counts of second-degree manslaughter, one for each child, for recklessly causing the death of her children last June. The twins, born May 15, were barely a month old at the time of their deaths.

Gwendolyn Griffin, 80; Operated Oil Distributorship In Worcester

IN MEMORIAM: Gwendolyn J. Griffin, 80;

Operated Oil Distributorship In Worcester

Gwendolyn Griffin

WORCESTER – Gwendolyn J. Griffin, 80, who operated Cash Oil in Worcester with her husband, George, passed away April 7, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.

She was born May 19, 1938, in Troy, the daughter of Joseph H. and Lena Myrtle (Murdough) Webb. Gwendolyn married George F. Griffin Sr. on July 12, 1953, in South Lancaster, Mass.

While she lived in Worcester for 61 years, she spent many winters in Haines City, Fla. Gwendolyn was a member of the Red Hat Society in Florida.

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