Virginia L. Korger
MORRIS — Virginia L. (Ginny) Green Korger, 66, of Morris died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She was born in New Jersey on Aug. 31, 1937, the daughter of George and Grace Dunn.
She married John Korger. She had been employed as a sales clerk at J.J. Newberry’s of Cooperstown and McLaughlin’s Department Store of Norwich.
She is survived by her husband, John, of Morris; her children, Ginger Krahnert and husband, Rich, of Hartwick; and George Green of Coconut Creek, Fla. She was blessed with her grandchildren, Richard and Mishea Krahnert, Brian Krahnert, Becky Gardner, Brittany Tyler, Heather Green; and her great-grandchildren, Richard, David and Carter Matthew Krahnert.
It was Ginny’s request that no calling hours be held, and burial will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery, with her son Michael who predeceased her on May 10, 1984.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Strong Memorial Hospital Liver Transplant Fund, care of Ginger Krahnert, 199 Patent Road, Hartwick, NY 13348. This fund is used for the families of liver transplant recipients for their hotel accommodations.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Maud Hamilton Kiwiet-Pantaleoni
ONEONTA — Maud Hamilton Kiwiet-Pantaleoni, 44, of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away on Aug. 17, 2004, in the town of Neversink, where she was vacationing.
She was born on June 26, 1960, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Hewitt and Patricia (Hamilton) Pantaleoni.
She lived in Oneonta from 1960 to 1986, at which time she moved to Kalamazoo.
Maud worked as a loan officer at the Comerica Bank. She attended college at the State University College at Oneonta and at the State University of New York at Albany where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theater. Throughout her life she continued to be a part of local theater both as a director and as an actor. She loved to sing and conducted a children’s choir. Recently, she took up creating works in stained glass.
She was a devoted and loving mother to her son.
She is survived by her son, Joshua Hewitt Kiwiet-Pantaleoni of Kalamazoo; her mother, Patricia Pantaleoni of Oneonta; her three sisters, Lucy P. and her husband, Joseph A. Bernier ,of Oneonta, Mary P. and her husband, Bear Boel, of Ithaca, and Alice H. Pantaleoni and Mark A. Lubell of East Worcester; her two nieces, Genevieve P. Bernier and Emily P. Bernier of Oneonta; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Maud’s brother, Timothy G. Pantaleoni, has been missing in the state of Hawaii since 1995.
She was predeceased by her father, Hewitt Pantaleoni, in 1988.
A service to celebrate Maud’s life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in the Unitarian Universalist Society Church, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta, with the Rev. Judith Quarles officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Humane Society, Operation Fix It Mobile Spay and Neuter Program, 4239 South Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI, 49008, in memory of Maud Hamilton and Sunny.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home.
Paul A. Volkert
BAINBRIDGE — Paul A. Volkert, 78, of Bainbridge died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, following a short illness.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1925, in Carthage to the late Paul and Sophie Volkert.
Paul served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1944-1946.
On April 2, 1948, he married Pauline Lois Clifford in Carthage. They later moved to Chenango Forks, where he worked as a monument craftsman and dealer for the Binghamton-Johnson City Monument Company. In 1969, he purchased Bainbridge Memorial Works, which he operated until 1988.
Paul was a dedicated volunteer firefighter. He served as treasurer of the Chenango Forks Fire Department, which honored him with lifetime membership. He was an active member of the Bainbridge Fire Department where, until recently, he served as dispatcher.
Paul was the former treasurer of the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce and served as treasurer for the General Clinton Canoe Regatta for many years.
He was predeceased by his wife, Lois, this past December; and by his sisters Wilhelmina Knapp and Alice Pierce.
He is survived by three children and their spouses, Paula and George Gifford, Bainbridge, Brad and Judy Volkert, Bainbridge, and Herbert and Karen Volkert, Dryden; 11 grandchildren, Dr. Michelle Gifford, Bainbridge, Jennifer Cannistra and husband, Jarrett, Bainbridge, Gary Gifford, Milford, Mary Gifford, Endwell, Dr. Theresa Colonna and husband, Dr. Scott Colonna, N. Providence, R.I., Tricia Volkert, Johnson City, Paul D. Volkert, Bainbridge, Amanda Volkert, Kristina Volkert, Tiffany Volkert and Nicole Volkert, all of Dryden; a sister-in-law, Doris Haller, Binghamton, a brother-in-law, Deforest and Frances Clifford, Whitney Point; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Family will receive friends at C.H. Landers Chapel from noon until time of service.
A service of interment for Paul and Lois Volkert will follow the memorial service at Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bainbridge Free Library or the Greenlawn Cemetery Association.
Barbara H. Hilson
BOVINA CENTER — Barbara H. Hilson, 78, a lifelong area resident, passed away peacefully, Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, 2004, at her home.
The daughter of Malcolm G. and Ruth Ann (Rutherford) Hotchkin, she was born May 19, 1926, in Andes, was a 1945 graduate of Delaware Academy, Delhi, received a degree in early childhood education from SUNY Cobleskill, and married John H. Hilson Jr., Nov. 8, 1947, at the Bovina United Presbyterian Church.
A homemaker most of her life, Barbara was a longtime member of the Bovina U.P. Church where she served as clerk of session, treasurer of the McClellan Missionary Circle, a member of Forum, sang in the Senior Choir, directed Junior Choir, Youth Fellowship and taught Sunday School. She was also a Cub Scout leader, a member of the Bovina Historical Society and the former Watagua Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Delhi.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, John "Jack" Hilson, at home; three children, Christine H. (Michael) Batey and John H. (Margaret) Hilson III, all of Bovina Center, and Nancy H. (Chuck) Walker, of Algodones, N.M.; a sister, Thelma H. Jackson, of Woodbury, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Travis and Evan Batey, Heather and Helena Hilson, Jonathan and Jody Walker; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Silvernail, Margaret Gonyo and Jean Dreyfus Harwood, and brother, Kenneth Hotchkin.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday afternoon and evening, Aug. 21, at the Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi, and funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Bovina U.P. Church, by the Rev. Scott Conrad, with burial following in the Bovina Cemetery, after which, the family will receive friends at a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Bovina Emergency Squad or Catskill Area Hospice will be appreciated.
Arrangements are entrusted to Robert A. Peet, Delhi.
Elmer Louis Buell
SCHUYLER LAKE — Elmer Louis Buell "Bud," 74, of Church Street, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
He was born on July 1, 1930, in Exeter Center, son of the late Kenneth and Catherine Hadsell Buell.
A lifelong area resident, Bud was raised and educated in Ilion and Schuyler Lake. He has resided in Schuyler Lake since 1943.
On Oct. 22, 1950, he married the former Loretta Kinney in the West Exeter United Methodist Church. They made their home and raised their family in Schuyler Lake.
For 14 years Mr. Buell worked as a grounds keeper for the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown, retiring in 1995.
He had a strong belief in God and was a member of the Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church.
A volunteer firefighter, he was a charter member of the Schuyler Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
His leisure time was spent gardening, cooking, hunting and playing golf. Bud was happiest when he was surrounded by his many friends and family, especially his 15 grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years, Loretta; five sons, Clifford and his wife, Lorri Buell, of Burlington Flats, Daniel and his wife, Anna, of New Berlin, Randall Buell of West Winfield, Christopher and his wife, Marianne Buell, of Schenectady, and Timothy Buell of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one daughter, Peggy, and her husband, Donald Oldick Jr.; three brothers and their wives, Charles and Joyce Buell of Clinton, Kenneth Jr. and Diane Buell of Burlington Flats, and Ronald and Joan Buell of Palm Bay, Fla.; four sisters, Eleanor and her husband, Frank Madaras, of Richfield Springs, Esther and her husband, William Ludemann, of Schuyler Lake, Lela Reed of Fly Creek, and Cathy and her husband, Alex Melinczenko, of Fly Creek; a brother-in-law, James Truex of Schuyler Lake; 15 grandchildren, Tyler, Carly, Adam, Katherine, Nicollette and special friend Jason, Kori, Samantha, Emily, Derek, Brittany, Jesse and Kara Buell, Amanda, Don III "DJ," and Cody Oldick; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, a sister, Janice Truex, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs. Interment will follow in Schuyler Lake Cemetery.
The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Schuyler Lake Volunteer Fire Department or the Louis Busch Hager Patients Assistance Fund, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
FRANKLIN — Ellen Marner, 98, died peacefully at her home in Franklin on July 9, surrounded by family and helped immeasurably by a visiting nurse and aide from Catskill Area Hospice.
A memorial gathering will take place in Franklin on Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, between 4 and 7 p.m. Those who wish to attend are requested to call 829-2038 for details.
Friends and relatives who are unable to attend are invited to send written comments that can be read at the gathering to PO Box 47, Franklin, NY 13775.
Donations in her name to Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820 or the Franklin Emergency Squad, PO Box 8, Franklin, NY 13775 would be appreciated by her family.
Lisa Jane Clement
NAPLES, Fla. — Lisa Jane ("Leese") Clement, 38, of Naples, Fla., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in Naples, as the result of injuries sustained in a bicycling accident.
Leese, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was born on June 7, 1966, at St. Andrus in Yonkers, a daughter of Jane (nee Burr) Bogeskov and King M. Clement.
Raised in Schenectady, Leese attended St. Paul the Apostle School and later moved with her family to Port Charlotte, Fla. After graduating from the Port Charlotte High School, she attended the University of Florida in Sarasota for almost four years, where she studied business with an emphasis on entering the medical field.
For the past 18 years, she has been employed in the field of ophthalmology and was employed in Naples as an ophthalmic surgical assistant for Eye Centers of Florida.
Leese enjoyed bicycling and reading and often counseled people. In her high school years, she was an avid softball and basketball player and pursued bodybuilding, taking part in various related competitions.
She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Leese is survived by her mother, Jane Bogeskov, and Jane’s husband, Bernie, of Bloomington, Minn.; her father, King M. Clement, and his wife, Heidi, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; her brother, Clifford Holly of Venice, Fla.; three aunts, Mrs. Eleanor Carentz of Toddsville, Mrs. Madeline Watson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Dixie Lawrence of Clifton Park; and two uncles, Ray Burr and his wife, Joan, of St. Joseph’s City, Ariz., and Warren Clement of Schenectady.
She was predeceased by her brother, Calvin C. Holly Jr., who died May 5, 1984; her maternal grandmother, Agnes Burr, and her paternal grandmother, Jean Clement.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in St. Mary’s "Our Lady of the Lake" Catholic Church in Cooperstown with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding. The Rite of Committal and Burial will follow in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery, where Leese will be laid to rest near her brother, Calvin, and her grandmother, Agnes.
Friends may call at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, when Leese’s family will be in attendance.
A Vigil Service will be offered by Fr. Rosson at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, NY 13326.
ONEONTA — Frederick S. Judkins, 64, of Oneonta passed away at his home Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, with his loving family by his side.
He was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Cooperstown, the son of Ralph and Irene (Whiteman) Judkins.
A lifelong area resident, Fred worked for the Organization of Ancillary Services at the State University College at Oneonta until his retirement in 2002. Prior to that, he had worked as a self-employed mason as well as with Jerry Bouton, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Oneonta Job Corps.
Fred enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting. Fred particularly enjoyed visiting with his very good friends at his daily "coffee klatch" at the Duke Diner.
Fred will be deeply missed by all of his friends and by his family.
He is survived by his mother, Irene Judkins of Oneonta; his daughter, Deidre Lent and her husband, Jeffery, of Unadilla; his significant other, Donna Simons, of Oneonta; his "other" children, Roger and Denita Walley of Chaska, Minn., James and Amy Walley of Apalachin, Stephen Walley of LeSueur, Minn., and Joseph Simons at home. Also surviving are "Papa" Fred’s grandchildren, Brennen, Adam, Carter, Jordan, Ian and Evan. As well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and very special friends.
His father, Ralph Judkins, predeceased him on April 11, 1979.
At Fred’s request there will be no calling hours.
A graveside committal service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in the Otego Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. John Dougerty officiating.
Following the service at the cemetery, a "Celebration of Fred’s life" will be held at his home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 542 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820 in Fred’s memory.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
COOPERSTOWN — Maureen Mulligan Hilleary, 51, who retired from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2002, died Aug. 18, 2004.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph R. Hilleary of Alexandria, Va., stepmother of Douglas Hilleary and his wife, Maryjane, and grandmother of Samantha and Jessica Hilleary, all of Dale City, Va.
She is survived by her father, Robert J. Mulligan and his wife, Helen; her brothers, Shawn Mulligan and his wife, Susan, and Robert Mulligan and wife, Robin; nieces, Lindsay Mulligan and Lindsay Lamb; and her nephew, Westley Mulligan, all of Cooperstown, and nephew, Jordan of West Winfield; her brother, Michael, and his wife, Susan; nephew, Danny and her nieces, Loren, Genevieve, Sophie and Ali, all of Fairfax, Va.; her sister, Kathleen (Kit) Byrd, her husband, Michael, and her nephews, Robert and Michael Byrd, all of Lampasas, Texas.
She was predeceased by her mother, Mary St. John Mulligan.
Maureen owned and raised horses at her second home in Cooperstown and actively supported causes associated with animals, particularly abused horses and feral cats. She had adopted the practice of capturing and neutering feral cats and had her own feral cat community at her home in Alexandria.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 23, 2004, at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown, when the family will be in attendance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at St. Mary’s Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Cooperstown with Fr. John P. Rosson and Fr. John R. Roos co-officiating.
Burial will follow in Lakewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St., Suite 3-H, Watertown, MA 02472.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford.
Joshua Q. M. Stacy
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Joshua Quentin Mitchell Stacy, 8, of 414 Woodhaven Drive, went to be with God in Heaven on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004. He was accidentally struck by a school bus after falling from his bicycle on his way home from school.
Quentin was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 17, 1995, to Anderson Timothy Stacy and Barbara Hutchinson Stacy.
He was a third-grade student at R. Homer Andrews Elementary School and he attended Northside Presbyterian Church.
Quentin will be best remembered for his loving sweetness, polite manners and his mischievous smile.
He is survived by his parents at home; his twin brother, Jacob Stacy; older brothers, Zachary Stacy, Orrin Alexander Stacy, all of the home and his oldest brother, Andy Stacy, a member of the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg; a sister, Krystalyn Stacy at home; paternal grandparents, Anderson and Charlene Stacy of Ewing, Va.; maternal grandparents, Carl and Esther Hutchinson of Bainbridge; uncles, Aaron and Anthony Stacy of Virginia Beach, Va., Roger Hutchinson of Bainbridge, and Gary Hutchinson of Sumter, S.C.; aunts, Ann Hutchinson and Kim Yauger, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mary Stacy and Amber Lynn Stacy, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; and also several cousins.
The memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 23, 2004, at Northside Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jim Mitchell. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to R. Homer Andrews Elementary School, 2630 Buckingham Road, Burlington, NC 27217.
SIDNEY — Victor Watson, 76, of Sidney and formerly of Walton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City.
He was born Aug. 18, 1928, son of the late Edgar and Nellie Fullington Watson Sr. in Delhi.
Victor married Roslyn Neidig on June 30, 1961, in Hamden. She predeceased him on July 4, 2002.
He was employed as a press operator for Delmet in Walton when he retired.
Mr. Watson is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Alicia Watson, Sidney; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Jenny Watson, Wells Bridge, Edgar and Beverly Watson Jr., Hamden; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gertrude and Lawrence Eckert, Oneonta, and Clara and Jack Pardee, DeLancey; five grandchildren, Devin Louise, Tessa, Jesse, Joshua and Jaycee; and one great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also predeceased by his son, David Watson, and a sister, Eleanor Steinbacher.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral and committal services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, with Pastor Delbert Ripley of the Northfield Community Church officiating.
Burial will be in Walton Cemetery, Walton.
Arrangements by C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
CHERRY VALLEY — Mr. Richard LaBarre of Cherry Valley passed away on June 29, 2004.
Family and friends will remember and celebrate Richard’s life at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at his home on Salt Springville Road.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.