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.
WORCESTER – David John Parker, 71, a retired career chemist, active in town government here, who patents included one on the inside coating of a Coors Beer can, passed away peacefully at home on March 24, 2019.
He was born May 25, 1947, in Schenectady, the son of Edward Joseph and Dorothy May (Gutta) Parker. Dave attended Mohonasen High School graduating in 1965, and then went on to Clarkson University, where he played lacrosse, receiving a BS in chemistry in 1969.
He married his high school sweetheart, Maureen McGuire, on July 25, 1970, at St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Guilderland.
Dave began his career as a bench chemist at Dupont de Nemours in Philadelphia, then product specialist in Saugus, Calif.
Eventually Dave became director of engineering at New England Laminates Co. in Walden. He was then recruited by Sikorsky Aircraft in Stamford, Conn., and retired as director of Materials & Process Engineering from Dow-United Technologies.
During his career Dave held several patents, including the inside coating on Coors beer cans. Taste testing in Golden, Colo., was one of his favorite jobs.
He bought a home in Worcester in 1986 and shortly after moved there to be closer to family. He was an active member of the Worcester town government. Dave was also a member of the MG Club of America owning several classic MG’s. He could often be seen tooling around town in his cars sporting an aviator cap. He also enjoyed fly fishing, golfing and was an avid outdoorsman. Special loves in his life were gardening, his dogs and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen Parker of Worcester; his daughter, Caitlin (Jason) Stroosnyder of Worcester; grandchildren, Nolan and Brigid of Worcester; his sister, Diane (Dennis) Wasser of Richmond, Vt; his brother-in-law, Timothy McGuire of Rotterdam; nieces and nephews, Aubrey (Ian) Cole of Cambridge, Mass., Brendan Wasser of Chattanooga, Tenn., Deidra (EJ) Joy of Delanson, and Jamie McGuire of Schenectady.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Worcester, followed by a Vigil Prayer Service at 6 p.m. with Fr. Juanito Asprec.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Seeing Eyes for the Blind.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Heller Skinner Funral Home.
After a passerby alerted 911 that two males were apparently fighting on the roadside, a trooper responded and attempted to place Gary Lubrano, 65, Cobleskill, under arrest, according to the release. He resisted, and a physical altercation ensued; his son, Michael Lubrano, 34, Cobleskill, joined the fray, police said.
FILM SERIES – 7 p.m. Discrimination Matters film series presents “Loving,” about the story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Open discussion to follow. Free, open to public. Light snacks available, or bring your own. Waterfront Room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2747307
ARTISAN FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Artists, Crafters, Makers from throughout the region come together to sell their works. Find handmade jewelry, textiles, soap, furniture, glass art, pottery, photography, more at Otsego County Campus, 197 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.cooperstownartisanfestival.info
FAMILY SATURDAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Field trip for families features hands-on activities for kids, guided tours, demonstrations of the water-powered sawmill, the gristmill, and woodworking shop. Admission, $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org
WORCESTER – Johanna Alex Golja, 89, who with her husband, Frederick, farmed for 62 of their 67 years of marriage, passed away at home Jan. 6, 2018, in the loving company of her family. She also worked in the Worcester Central School main office for many years.
Born April 18, 1928, in New York City, she was the daughter of William and Anna (Senica) Alex. She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School, then found employment with Harriman Brown Brothers on Wall Street.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS – 2 a.m. Turn clocks back one hour!
THEATER – 2 p.m. The Catskill Community Players present comedy drama “All in the Timing” consisting of six comic sketches about language, life, and complicated romances. Wieting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. Call 607-397-8500 or visit catskillplayers.org
FALL CLEAN UP – 1-4 p.m. Have fun outdoors and prepare the gardens for winter. No experience required, tools provided. Rain or shine. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. call 607-547-2366 or visit otsegolandtrust.org
ONEONTA – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, today announced another $111,374 for renovations of an adjoining 19th century mansion as the new home of the Worcester Free Library, among $700,000 library construction grants forthcoming in his 51st District.
MUSIC – Noon. The Binghamton Morris men and friends welcome spring back to the northeast with a live performance. The Major’s Inn, 104 Marion Avenue, Gilbertsville. Info, www.facebook.com/binghamton.morris/
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING – 3 p.m. Program titled “With Malice Toward Non: Honoring America’s Legacy of Religious Inclusion.” Affirming America’s principles of democracy, religious freedom, compassion, and unity for people of all faiths. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Ken Sider, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/2017/04/with-malice-toward-none/
EARTH FESTIVAL – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 13th annual festival featuring interactive exhibits, activities, vendors, and entertainment. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St, Milford. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-2017/
WORCESTER – Musicians from Kid Rock, Tesla, Ted Nugent and other country bands will rock Otsego County as the Lawler Music Festival comes to Worcester June 30 – July 2.
The three day country, blues and rock music festival will feature “Still Got Most of it Left” singer Doug Lawler, Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson, Troy Luccketta and Dave Rude of Tesla and AC/DC tribute band Bon/Fire.
The three-day event will be held at 221 Brady Rd. in Worcester, and tickets are available here.