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Majorie Fleming, 81; Worcester Woman Leaves 2 Children

IN MEMORIAM: Majorie Fleming, 81;

Worcester Woman Leaves 2 Children

Marjorie Fleming

WORCESTER – Marjorie L. Fleming, 81, died Aug. 30, 2019, at Fox Hospital.

She was born Sept. 17, 1937, in Cooperstown, daughter of Colon and Flossie (Johnson) Smith.

She is survived by her children, Richard Cornell Jr. (Mary Bishop) and Roberta (Bill) Burr; grandchildren, Tina Shulgay, Candice Hunter, Nicole Gallup, Kristie Gallup, Richard Cornell III and Summer Burr; brother, Paul (Ginny) Smith; several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and close friends, Harold and Jackie.

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.

Seward Announces $112,500 For Worcester’s New Library

Seward Announces $112,500

For Worcester’s New Library

Last March, Worcester Supervisor Diane Addesso peered through the window of the building next to the Weiting Building that is being renovated into a new library.  (File photo/allotsego.com)
Last March, Worcester Supervisor Diane Addesso peered through the window of the building next to the Weiting Building that is being renovated into a new library. (File photo/allotsego.com)

WORCESTER – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, today announced a $112,500 grant for the Worcester Free Library, which will be used to acquire and renovate a former mansion next to the current library in the Weiting Building.

Work has already begun on the building, which was provided to the library by county Rep. Don Lindberg, R-Worcester.

The grant, the only one to Otsego County, was the second biggest of nine, totalling $685,000, provided to Seward’s senatorial district, second only to $211,000 given to the Finger Lakes Library System for a new facility in Ithaca.

“Electronic lending has skyrocketed and many people utilize the Internet at their local library to job search or catch up on news from around the globe. It is vital that libraries are able to keep up with changing needs,” said Seward, who is a member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Libraries.

The allocation is part of $14 million contained annually in the state budget and distributed through the state Dormitory Authority. The Village Library of Cooperstown hopes to obtain some of that funding in future years for the renovation of 22 Main St.

Here is the list of libraries that will receive state funding

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