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Worcester NY

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.

Mary Louise Bellinger, 99; Taught In Three One-Room Schoolhouses

IN MEMORIAM:  Mary Louise Bellinger, 99;

Taught In Region’s One-Room Schoolhouses

Mary Louise Bellinger

WORCESTER – Mary Louise (Peters) Bellinger, 99, a retired teacher who taught in one-room schoolhouses in Schoharie County and Portlandville, passed away at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Fox Hospital.

She was the eldest daughter of Richard and Virginia Peters of Stamford, and was born on Dec. 19, 1918,  on the Peters farm.  Mary Lou graduated from the former Oneonta Normal school, presently SUNY, in 1939.

George Mravlja Jr., 48; Lifelong Farmer Supported Ag Programs

IN MEMORIAM: George Mravlja Jr., 48;

Lifelong Farmer Supported Ag Programs

George P. Mravlja, Jr.

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – George P. Mravlja, Jr., 48, a lifelong dairy farmer, passed away suddenly Nov. 14, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

He was born Jan. 4, 1969, in Cobleskill, the son of George and Elizabeth (Medved) Mravlja.
George grew up in Worcester on the family farm, a calling her pursued.  He graduated from Worcester Central School.

Charles K. Herzog, 90, Worcester; WWII Veteran Ran Supply Firm
IN MEMORIAM

Charles K. Herzog, 90, Worcester;

WWII Veteran Ran Supply Firm

Charles K. Herzog

WORCESTER – Charles Karl Herzog, 90, at World War II veteran and proprietor of C. Herzog Supply Co., the plumbing supply wholesaler, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2017.

Charlie, the son of the late Andrew and Emma (Rust) Herzog, was born April 12, 1926, in Nuremburg, Germany. The Herzog family emigrated to the United States when Charlie was an infant and settled in Upstate New York. When Charlie was 17 years old, he joined the United States Army to fight in World War II in Europe.

Mary Huebner, 91, Worcester

IN MEMORIAM: Mary Huebner, 91, Worcester

WORCESTER – Mary J. Huebner, 91, of Worcester, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Focus at Otsego in Cooperstown.

She was born on Aug. 4, 1925 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Okorn) Medved.

Worcester’s Doris Rock, 79; Nurse Ran Paul’s Restaurant With Husband

IN MEMORIAM:  Worcester’s Doris Rock, 79;

Nurse Ran Paul’s Restaurant With Husband

WORCESTER – Worcester native Doris M. Rock, 79, a nurse and for many years co-proprietor of a local restaurant with her husband, passed away at Holy Redeemer Hospice, Meadowbrook, Pa., on Dec. 30, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Doris was born on July 13, 1937, to George and Beatrice (Wilsey) Rock in Worcester.

Don Lindberg Returns Home To Lead Town Of Worcester

Don Lindberg Returns Home

To Lead Town Of Worcester

Don Lindberg
Don Lindberg

WORCESTER – Don Lindberg got what he wanted on Election Day.

After years playing key roles on the Otsego County Board of Representatives, including that of controversial chairman, Lindberg, a Republican, won 362 votes to defeated incumbent Town Supervisor Diane Addesso, who garnered 147.

That’s 71 percent to Addesso’s 29 percent.

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