Eugene P. Lemakos
TREADWELL — Eugene Peter Lemakos died Oct. 7, 2003, at home.
He was born Jan. 19, 1933, in New York City, the middle of three sons, to Peter and Catherine Lemakos.
Gene served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart for combat injuries received on Aug. 16, 1952.
He married Ruth Newman in New York City, on Feb. 28, 1954, and had four children before moving to Bogota, N.J., in 1967.
He was a member of Knights of Columbus, VFW, and Order of the Purple Heart.
In July 1996, after retiring from security at the Port of Newark, N.J., Ruth and Gene moved to Treadwell, where he asked the Lord for two good years in the place that he loved, and was granted seven.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years; son William and his wife, Denise, son James and his wife, Renee; daughter Jean and her husband, Dan Mazurek, and son Robert and his partner, Jeffrey Askildsen. Also, surviving are brothers, William and Edward (Guy); and his greatest treasurers, grandsons, Matthew and Peter.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral from the Petrik Funeral Home, 140 Palisade Ave., Bogota, Friday morning at 9 a.m. Thence to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Bogota, where Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m.
Interment will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Croton Union Cemetery, Treadwell.
Memorial contributions to Delaware County Hospice, Oneonta, or the Treadwell Emergency Squad would be appreciated.
Margaret D. Ray
COOPERSTOWN — On Oct. 9, 2003, Margaret Dolores (Hahle) Ray, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Waterville, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Howd) Hahle.
Dolores was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Edward and John Hahle; and her first husband, Peter J. Nichols.
Dolores is survived by her husband, O'Dell Ray; her children and their spouses, Bradley and Debbie Nichols of Hollandale, Fla., Roger and Linda Nichols of Waterville, Scott and Patricia Ray of Arlington, Texas, and Christine and Jack Stanton of Edmeston; her grandchildren, Jennifer Neff, Diane Marceau, Daniel Nichols, Stephanie Ray, Cassandra Stanton, Kellee Stanton, Craig Stanton and Alec Stanton; three great-grandchildren, Paige and Jacob Neff and Alexandra Marceau; her brother, Roger Hahle of Sacramento, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dolores retired from the Oneida County BOCES. She was a member and former officer of the Pierstown Grange, and was the first female Trustee for the Village of Waterville.
Dolores was an avid refunder and card player. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity in Edmeston, with Father John Burns officiating. Interment will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.
Calling hours are Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service to be held at 8 p.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores' memory to the Dolores Hahle Ray Memorial Scholarship at Waterville Central School.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Raymond K. Price
ROSEBOOM — A memorial service for Mr. Raymond K. Price, who passed away Sept. 12, 2003, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at 4:30 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, Cherry Valley.
Arrangements were by the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Everett A. Gilmour
NORWICH — Everett A. Gilmour, 82, of Ridgeland Road, a well-know area banker and community volunteer, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City.
Everett was born on May 22, 1921, in Brinston, Ontario, Canada, the son of Roy and Guerita (Irving) Gilmour. His family moved to South Kortright, when Everett was 5 years old, and he graduated from South Kortright High School as the salutatorian of the Class of 1938.
He worked for a short time as a teller for the Hobart Bank before joining the United States Army during World War II, where he served as a master sergeant in the European Theatre of Operations.
Upon his discharge from active service, Everett began his career with the National Bank and Trust Company in its Bainbridge office during 1946.
It was while working in Bainbridge, that he met Pearl Taylor, who would become his wife. On July 16, 1949, in Bainbridge, they were married.
Everett worked in the New Berlin branch office for a few years before moving to Norwich in 1957, and taking the position of vice president in public relations.
In 1960, he became Vice President and in 1962, he was elected to the Board of Directors.
In 1963, he became Executive Vice President and in 1968, President and Chief Administrative Officer. In April of 1968, he became President and Chief Executive Officer and in 1972, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.
He was awarded several banking degrees from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University, Northwestern, Cornell and Syracuse Universities as well as West Point, the Kennedy Sinclair Trust New Business School and the American Institute of Banking.
In 1996, Everett was honored by NBT for 50 years of service and was recognized for his leadership, vision and unequaled commitment to the bank. It was under his leadership that NBT went from a small institution to a major community bank. Everett maintained an office at the main office to this day and continued to serve the bank as an adviser.
Committed to the community as well, Everett was a member and served many area organizations and associations including the Chenango County Chamber of Commerce; the Greater Norwich Foundation; the Otis A. Thompson Foundation; the Norwich YMCA and its Board of Trustees; Chairman of the Chenango Memorial Hospital Building Fund Drive and various other organizations.
He held directorship in several corporations including the Deposit Telephone Company; the National Bank and Trust Company; Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York; Preferred Mutual Insurance Company; New York State Electric & Gas Corporation; Delaware Otsego Railway Corporation; Norwich Aero Products, Inc.; and previously Morton International and Victory Markets, Inc.
Additionally, Mr. Gilmour was the Recipient of the 1979 Distinguished Service Award by the Southern Tier Chapter of Chartered Life Underwriters, the 1979 Colgate Civic Award and an official participant in the "White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development" in Washington, D.C.
On May 30, 1992, the Pearl and Everett Gilmour Health Care Facility was dedicated on Calvary Drive.
Everett was a member of the United Church of Christ First Congregational in Norwich, and had served his church as Moderator, Trustee and Deacon.
He was also a member of the Canasawacta Country Club where he enjoyed many rounds of golf with his friends. He was a former member of the Norwich Rotary Club and had been awarded a Paul Harris
Fellowship from Rotary International.
A true nature lover, he particularly enjoyed the outdoors and especially the many farms of central New York.
Of all of Everett's many accomplishments, he was most proud of his family. He truly loved the times when the whole family gathered for summer trips or for Christmas on Ridgeland Road.
In addition to his wife, Pearl, of Norwich, Everett is survived by his three daughters and their husbands, Vicki and Stephen Bush of Old Lyme, Conn., Nancy and Stuart Schrier of Katy, Texas, and Patricia and Kenneth Babcock of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Brown and her husband, Robert of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Michelle Bass and her husband, Peter, of Waterford, Conn., David, Haley and Jenny Schrier of Katy, and Kenneth, Timothy and Kevin Babcock of Houston; four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Tyler and Dylan Brown and Emma Bass; two sisters, Loreen Wheeler and her husband, Donald of Oneonta, and Elizabeth Gibson and her husband, Donald of Cairo; and a sister-in-law, Yvonne Gilmour of Poughkeepsie. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Gilmour.
Funeral services for Mr. Gilmour will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Broad Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joseph Connolly, pastor of the United Church of Christ First Congregational, will officiate.
Burial will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Wilson Funeral Home on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Norwich YMCA, 68 North Broad St., the Greater Norwich Foundation or the Otis A. Thompson Foundation, care of NBT Bank, 52 South Broad St., or to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent to the Gilmour family by visiting the Wilson Funeral Home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.
David K. Moriarty
EDMESTON — David Kelly Moriarty, 44, of Edmeston, died suddenly Oct. 11, 2003, due to an automobile accident.
He was born Aug. 31, 1959, in Syracuse, the son of Judith (Yolton) and Eugene Patrick Moriarty of Waddington.
He married Rebecca Sherwood on June 21, 1986, at the Second Baptist Church in Edmeston.
David was employed by IBM and was the North East Channel Storage Representative.
He was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Edmeston; and served on the finance committee for the ACCCY.
David graduated form Madrid-Waddington Central School in 1977, and from Canton ATC in 1980. He played high school soccer, baseball and hockey. As an adult he became an avid golfer, snowmobiler, boater and recently took up hunting.
David was an active participant in life, included his family in all that he enjoyed, volunteering to be the soccer coach for youth leagues, or planning mini weekend excursions for his family and friends to enjoy.
David will be remembered forever by those who loved him. He had numerous friends both professionally and locally.
He had a passion for his family that could only be honored. He will be missed but never forgotten.
David is survived by his wife, Rebecca; his children Kayla, Corey and Cameron; his parents, Judith and Eugene Moriarty; his brother, Stephan, all of Waddington; his in-laws, Bill and Nancy Sherwood; and his two brothers-in-law, Gary and Michael Sherwood.
He was predeceased by his son Matthew in 1998; and his grandparents, William and Julia Yolton, and John and June Delancett.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church, Edmeston, with the Rev. Jay Noll officiating. Interment will follow at Edmeston Union Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Contributions may be made in David's memory to either the Edmeston Emergency Squad or the United Cerebral Palsy, 1660 L. Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, Attn.: Development Department.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Frances C. Linich
COOPERSTOWN — Mrs. Frances Caroline Linich, 80, formerly of Milford Center, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2003, at The Meadows.
Frances was born on Dec. 13, 1922, on Christian Hill, a daughter of August J. and Antoinette (Ocakar) Konchar.
Her first marriage was to Roman Selan. She later married Albert Linich on Sept. 4, 1965, in Willowick, Ohio. Mr. Linich died Dec. 11, 1991.
Raised on Christian Hill, Frances attended a one-room schoolhouse there and later graduated from Milford High School with the Class of 1941.
She continued to live in this area until moving to Ohio in the 1950s where she later became employed as a real estate agent with Eastown Realty in Willowick, until her retirement in 1981. Following her husband's retirement in 1986, Frances and Albert moved to Milford Center in February of 1987, where they made their home near Goodyear Lake.
Of the Catholic faith, Frances was a member of St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Catholic Church in Cooperstown. She was also a member of the S.N.P.J., a Slovenian heritage club in Little Falls, and enjoyed bowling, especially with her sister, Mary.
Frances will be remembered as a truly lovely and delightful lady who enjoyed having a good time and was always full of happiness.
Frances is survived by her son, Ronald B. Linich and his fiancee, Jennifer Jane Collins, of Oneonta; a son-in-law, Henry Tekancic of Mentor, Ohio; four grandchildren, Tara, Mark and Ryan Tekancic and Ryan Brotons; three stepdaughters, Bonita Lally of Hudson, Ohio, Rosemary Downing and her husband, James, of Pepper Pike, Ohio, and Victoria Vogel of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; four brothers, William H. Konchar and his wife, Eileen, and Joseph R. Konchar and his wife, Dorothy, all of Milford, and Edward J. Konchar and his wife, Dorothy, and Anthony J. Konchar, all of the Town of Maryland; one brother-in-law, Frank Kukenberger of Cooperstown; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Albina Konchar of Hyde Park; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Mrs. Donna Tekancic, who died in 2001; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Mole in 1985, Mrs. Pauline Kralj in 1989, Mrs. Antonia Giel in 1995, and Mrs. Mary Kukenberger in 2002; and four brothers, Frank J. Konchar in 1978, Albin J. ("Beanie") Konchar in 1992, August J. Konchar in 1997, and Stanley L. Konchar in 1998.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. George St. John, temporary administrator, as celebrant.
Immediately following the Mass, Frances' family invites all attending to join with them for a time of refreshment and fellowship in St. Mary's Catechetical Center.
Services and burial will take place at a later date in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio.
Friends may call at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown on Tuesday evening, Oct. 14, 2003, from 7 to 9 p.m., when Frances' family will be in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Catholic Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Joan O. Larsen
COOPERSTOWN — Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Olmstead Larsen, 67, of Cooperstown, died Saturday evening, Oct. 11, 2003, at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
Joan was born on March 1, 1936, in the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, a daughter of Walter E. and Mildred (Butler) Olmstead.
She married Carl A. Larsen on June 25, 1955, in Cooperstown. Mr. Larsen died on May 11, 1989.
Raised in Cooperstown, Joan graduated from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1953.
Upon marrying Carl, she devoted her life to raising their children and caring for their home. In 1978, she and her husband opened the Blooming Business Greenhouse, which they owned and operated alongside their home until closing the business in 1987.
Of the Episcopal faith, Joan was a member of Christ Church in Cooperstown. Throughout the years, she was actively involved with area Cub Scouting and served as a Den Mother. She was also an avid reader and knitter and enjoyed playing the piano.
The most important part of her life, though, was her family, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Amanda.
Joan is survived by two daughters, Susan C. Larsen and Kristen Joan Larsen, both of Cooperstown; two sons, Carl ("Cal") A. Larsen II and his wife, Lois, of Richfield Springs, and Terry D. Larsen and his wife, Andrea Knepper, of Chicago, Ill.; one granddaughter, Amanda Eichler of Cooperstown; one sister, Mrs. William (Wanda) Richards of Cooperstown; one brother, Leonard H. ("Dick") Olmstead and his wife, Beverly, of Binghamton; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Norma Olmstead of Liverpool, Mrs. JoAnn Olmstead of Binghamton, Mrs. Ida Mae Bridger and her husband,
Herman, of Cooperstown, and Jean Larsen of Oneonta; one brother-in-law, Edmund Pike, of Colonie; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Walter E. Olmstead Jr. and Robert V. Olmstead, and one sister, Mrs. Jean Pike.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown, with the Rev. Douglas C. Smith, Rector of Christ Church in Cooperstown, officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time.
Expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to the Always and Forever Memorial Program of the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH, 44720, or the National Kidney Foundation of Northeast New York, Inc., 23 Computer Drive East, Albany, NY 12205, or
to the American Red Cross, 101 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326 or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.