Harrie C. Armstrong
SPRINGFIELD CENTER — Harrie C. Armstrong, 95, of Springfield Center, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at The Meadows, Middlefield.
Harrie was born Dec. 14, 1907, in Richfield Springs, the son of Frank and Mary (Jones) Armstrong.
On Feb. 25, 1929, he married Doris Aney in Springfield Center. She survives.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and enjoyed playing cards.
Harrie was a member of Local 106 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Albany, and worked as a heavy equipment operator of many construction projects.
He was a former member of the Springfield Fire Dept. with 40 years of service and a former member of the Cherry Valley Fish and Game Club.
Besides his wife, Doris Armstrong, of Springfield Center, he is survived by one daughter, Elaine and her husband, William, Shipway of Cherry Valley; granddaughters, Pamela and her husband, Edward, Clarke of Springfield, JoAnne and her husband, Edward, Dubben of Roseboom; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Scott and Sam Dubben, Hyde and Mariah Clarke; a sister, Elda and her husband, Leland, Sheldon of Richfield Springs, a sister, Hazel and her husband, Earl, Parsons of Sidney; and several nieces and nephews.
A sister, Eleanor Gravelding, passed away on May 13.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Burial will take place in the Springfield Center Cemetery, Springfield Center.
Contributions in Mr. Armstrong's memory may be made to the Springfield First Responders.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Fred J. Blasetti
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Fred J. Blasetti, 83, formerly of California and Oneonta, N.Y., and most recently of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, in Las Vegas.
He was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Berwick, Pa., the son of Serafino and Saveria (Romiti) Blasetti.
Fred served with the U.S. Army during World War II in Africa and Italy. When the war ended in Europe, he was reassigned to the Pacific theater of operation, from which he was discharged in 1945, as a technical sergeant.
Upon returning from the war, he worked in the D&H roundhouse. After working there for a few years, he moved to California, where he was employed by General Motors. After retirement he moved to Las Vegas.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda (Blasetti) Rubell, her husband, Mike, and their sons, Michael, Jeffrey and David; a daughter, Shirley (Blasetti) Kiefer; a son, Fred J. Blasetti Jr., his wife, Karen, and their children, Rita, and Fred Blasetti III.; a daughter, Kathleen (Blasetti) DeNoia, her husband, Ray, and their sons, Jason and Johnnie.
He is also survived by a sister, Irene Starkweather of Albany; a brother, Carmen Blasetti and his wife, Lois, of Oneonta; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, Enrico Blasetti, Anna Primiani, Peter Blasetti and Mary Ferguson.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, May 19, 2003, at 1 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, Oneonta, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, associate pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Emmons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Ave., Endicott, N.Y. 13760.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Eleanor Armstrong Gravelding, 83, of Union Street, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday night, May 14, 2003, in VanAllen Nursing Home, Little Falls.
She was born on July 27, 1919, in the town of Warren, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Jones) Armstrong.
A lifelong Richfield Springs resident, she graduated from Richfield Springs High School.
On Nov. 17, 1937, she married Francis Gravelding in St. John's Episcopal Church, Richfield Springs. A loving and devoted union of 45 years, he preceded her in death in March of 1983.
For 30 years, Mrs. Gravelding worked in the cafeteria at Richfield Springs Center School. She retired in 1989.
Eleanor had a strong belief in God and led a devoted Episcopal life. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Richfield Springs.
She leaves two sons and their wives, Richard and Alice Gravelding of Richfield Springs, and Philip and Mary Lou Gravelding of Owego; one daughter, Carol Chamberlain of Fort Plain; two sisters, Elda Sheldon Leland of Richfield Springs, and Hazel Parsons of Sidney; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Francis, she was preceded in death by her brother Harrie Armstrong.
The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 7 until 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs. The Rev. John Dixon Bartle, Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, will officiate.
Mrs. Gravelding will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery, Richfield Springs.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
PORT CHAROLTTE — Gail Haines, 52, a native of Oneonta N.Y., and a local resident of Port Charlotte, Fla., since 1998, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2003, at the Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, of natural causes.
She was a former front desk manager of the Holiday Inn and a former manager of the Super 8 Motel, both of Oneonta.
A member of the Main Street Baptist Church in Oneonta, she is survived by her husband, Albert Haines, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a son, Brian Haines and his wife, Geri, of Oneonta; two daughters, Elizabeth Petrone and her husband, Bob, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Linda Brown and her husband, Donald, of Greene, N.Y.; a sister, Eileen Murwin and her husband, William, of Paxton, Mass.; nephews: William P. Murwin and Karl Murwin; five grandchildren: Misty Rose Haines, Danielle Haines, Megan Brown, Lindsey Brown and Brianna Haines.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday evening, May 19, at the First Baptist Church, Port Charlotte, Fla., and burial is at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
WESTFORD — Friends are invited to join the family for the graveside committal service for Margaret Feil of Westford, who died March 14, 2003.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, at St. Mary's Cemetery in Index.
Arrangements are by the Heller Funeral Home, 25 Arch St., Schenevus.
MOUNT VISION — Graveside services for Lloyd Tilley, 82, of Mount Vision, who died on Dec. 15, 2002, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Mount Vision Cemetery, with the Rev. Roger Yoder officiating.
Arrangements are by the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, Oneonta.
ONEONTA — Interment services for Marguerite Burchhardt, who died Jan. 5, 2003, will be held on Tuesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Otsdawa Cemetery, Otego.
The service will be performed by the Rev. William Lang and is under the direction of the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
ONEONTA — Harriet A. Tiderencel, 65, of Oneonta passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 15, 2003, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
She was born on May 21, 1937, in Binghamton, N.Y., the beloved daughter of Kenneth and Helen (Pedro) Frederick.
Harriet married Donald P. Tiderencel on June 30, 1956, in Binghamton. Harriet lived many places during the 22 years Donald served in the military, including Plattsburgh, N.Y., Dover, Del., and Brindisi, Italy.
She lived on Woodside Avenue in Oneonta for 27 years. She retired from the State University College at Oneonta Bookstore in 1991.
Harriet will be remembered for her devotion to her family and her fun sense of humor. She was a caring friend to many.
She enjoyed sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, bargain shopping and most of all, her grandchildren.
Harriet is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Donald; and their children, Donald Jr. of Binghamton, Ronald and Janis of Maryland, N.Y., and Janice and Timothy Pidgeon of Oneonta. She leaves eight grandchildren, Elease, Joseph, Kristina, Lorraine, Lauren, Kelly, Brendan and Zachary, who will all miss her dearly; one great-granddaughter, Jayla Grace, and very special friends, Carol and Charlie Bollinger. She is also survived by her two brothers, Kenneth Frederick of Windsor, N.Y., and Richard Frederick of Cali.
The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Paul Roman officiating.
The family thanks Dr. Jones, Dr. Naqvi, Dr. Levy, Dr. Santos, Dr. Sabella, Nurse Michelle White, Oneonta Fire Department ambulance crew and the staff at Fox Hospital ER and ICU for their support and care, and for helping to make her passing peaceful.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Harriet's memory may be made to the Oneonta Fire Department Rescue Fund or Catskill Area Hospice Inc., 542 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820.
SIDNEY — Harold D. "Marty" Martindale, 73, of 4 Cherry St., Sidney, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly Friday evening, May 16, 2003, at The Hospital, Sidney.
He was born July 2, 1929 in Otego, N.Y., the son of the late Homer and Margaret Northrup Martindale.
Marty was a graduate of the Otego High School.
On July 3, 1954, he married Thelma Stilson at the Otego Presbyterian Church, Otego.
For more than 20 years, Marty was the manager at the Bulk Plant of Oneonta Oil and Fuel in Sidney. After retiring, he worked for R.E. Wilber Supply Co., also in Sidney.
At the present time, he was the maintenance person at the Sidney post office. Marty was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He received the Bronze Star.
He was a member of the Charles L. Jacobi Post 183 American Legion, Sidney. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Marty was a outdoorsman and especially loved to fish.
He is survived by a wife of 49 years, Thelma Martindale of Sidney; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Bonnie Martindale of Sidney and Jeffrey and Tracy Martindale of Masonville, N.Y.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal and Jeffrey Hartwell of Sidney and Michele "Shelly" and Jeffrey Pendorf of Sidney; a sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and James Hadden of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Darrin and Danielle Martindale, Cora Martindale, Angela Hartwell and Michael and Brett Pendorf; and two sisters-in-law, Anne Drexler of Unadilla, N.Y., and Polly Bump of Otego. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. A sister Louise Lake predeceased Marty.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, from the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main Street, Sidney, with the Rev. Stephen Miller, pastor of the First Christian Church, Otego, officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Otego.
Friends are invited to call Monday at the funeral chapel with his family in attendance from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial gifts in his name may be directed to the Sidney or Unadilla Emergency Squads if desired.
Joan H. Houck
BAINBRIDGE — Joan H. Houck, 75, of Butts Road in Bainbridge, N.Y., passed away Friday, May 16, 2003, at her home.
She was born Oct. 13, 1927, daughter of the late Alton and Edith "Molly" (Comstock) Butts in Bainbridge.
Joan married Kenneth E. Houck on March 15, 1975, in Bainbridge; he predeceased her on July 15, 1995.
She was employed as a shipping clerk for E.C.D. of Bendix in Sidney when she retired in 1977.
Joan was a very proud Gold Star Mother.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Brooks and Dawn Ceresna of Bainbridge; four daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Pete Finch of Unadilla, Gwen and Rod Engel of Bainbridge, Donna and William Stulir of Wyoming, Del., and Carol and William Hewlett, North Windham, Conn.; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Jean and Norman Jump of Masonville, Shirley and Norman Chapman of Deposit and Alta and Ron Ropert of Deposit; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Eleanor Butts of Bainbridge; sister-in-law, Joyce Butts of Masonville; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Joan was also predeceased by two sons, Robert and Jack Gifford; a daughter, Rhonda Gifford; and a brother, Alton Jr.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Highland Cemetery in Sidney Center. The Rev. Robert Howard, pastor of the Masonville Federated Church, will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chenango County 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY 13815 .
Arrangements by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Beatrice St. Onge
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Beatrice Fannie (Rathbun) St. Onge, 82, of North Kingstown, R.I., died on May 16, 2003.
She was the daughter of Joel Levant Rathbun and Anna Eliza Lee, born in East Springfield, N.Y., in 1920.
Mrs. St. Onge graduated from Cooperstown High School and the Knox School of Business, both in Otsego County, N.Y.
During WWII, she served her country as a clerk in the WAAC.
After raising her family, she continued her career as a secretary at the Quonset Point Navel Air Station in Rhode Island.
An avid genealogist, she was a very proud member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants (through John Howland and his wife, Elizabeth Tilley).
An enthusiastic pinochle player, she was a fearless bidder. Know for her delicious apple pies, she made a heavenly crust and would be the first to tell you.
She was beloved wife of the late Charles Lyman St. Onge; loving mother and mother-in-law of Shirley and Gordon Hoffrogge of North Kingstown, N.Y., and Patricia St. Onge and Dan Gilhooley of Bellport, N.Y.; cherished grandmother of Donia Rivera and her husband, Michael, Zach Krugman and Cameron Gillhooley; proud great-grandmother of Zoe and Jocelyn Rivera; sister of Helen Rogers and Marian Rathbun, both of Cooperstown, N.Y., and James Rathbun of Ballston Spa, N.Y. She was predeceased by three siblings: Levant and John Rathbun and Bernice Butts.
Helen L. Gould
DELHI — Helen L. Gould, 85, of Delhi, formerly of Walton, a lifelong Delaware Country resident died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.
Mrs. Gould was born on Jan. 4, 1918, in Treadwell to Adelbert and Mary McNeilly Harder.
She graduated from the A.L. Kellogg School in 1937.
On Aug. 26, 1937, she married Lionel Gould at the Methodist Parsonage in Walton, N.Y.
Mrs. Gould has lived in Delhi for the past two years; she had lived in Walton for the previous 65 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Walton and the Trout Creek Fire Department Women's Auxiliary.
She enjoyed going to the auction and square dancing, and will be remembered for her gardening and cooking skills.
Mrs. Gould is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lionel; her sons, Richard of Endwell and Lee of Walton; her daughters, Karen Hinaman of Austin, Texas, Joan Maxwell of Delhi and Marlene Hornbeck of Masonville, N.Y. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Her family will receive friends Tuesday, May 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Lyon Bros.-Way Inc. Funeral Home, corner of North and Delaware streets, Walton. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Walton. Interment is private.
Donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Leatherstocking Region Office, State University at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820 in her name would be appreciated.
Donald L. Baker
UNADILLA — Donald L. Baker, 72, of Unadilla, N.Y., passed away Friday, May 16, 2003, at The Hospital in Sidney,.
He was born Nov. 11, 1930, son of the late Bert and Freda (Smith) Baker in Rome, N.Y.
Don graduated from Sidney High School and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country from 1949 to 1954.
Don married Gladys Mangs in 1953 in Sidney.
Don was the manager for Sundown Golf and Country Club in Guilford when he retired. He was a life member of the VFW and enjoyed golf and woodworking.
He is survived by wife, Gladys Baker of Unadilla; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Becky Baker of Newport Ritchey, Fla.; two daughters and son-in-law, Joanne and Charley Cox of Osceola, Iowa, and Tammy Brennen of Warwick, N.Y.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a niece and a nephew. Don was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Peck.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel 21 Main St. Sidney. Rev. Kip Stratton, Pastor of the United Methodist Church of Unadilla, will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Unadilla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Unadilla Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.