Jacquelynn M. (Stanley) Rivera
ORLANDO, Fla. — Jacquelynn M. (Stanley) Rivera, 33, formerly of Oneonta and most recently of Orlando, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at her residence.
She was born in Albany on April 23, 1971, the daughter of Jack and Joan (Vergari) Stanley.
Jackie graduated from Oneonta High School in 1990. After graduation, she received her license as a nail technician and worked at Tina Marie’s salon in Oneonta. For the past eight years, she has lived in the Daytona/Orlando area, where she worked as an assistant business manager for Orlando Slingshot Inc.
Jackie was very much into athletics, and took great pride in being physically fit as well as being a thrill seeker.
She is survived by her parents, Jack and Joan Stanley of Jamestown, R.I.; her brothers, Joel (Stacy) Stanley of Laurens, Justin Stanley and his fiancee, Jessica Olive, of Mount Vision and Jeffrey Stanley of Washington, D.C.; her paternal grandparents, Bill and Ruth Stanley of Oneonta and Janet and James Raymond of Otego; her maternal grandparents, Siro and Joan Vergari of Oneonta; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her two dogs, Rufus and Roscoe, the loves of her life.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in St. Mary’s Church, Walnut Street, Oneonta, with the Rev. Joseph Benintende, pastor, officiating.
Friends called at Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, when the family was in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, 4845 Route 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
EDMESTON — John Mockovciak, 76, of Edmeston died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Little Falls, the son of Steve and Anna (Horak) Mockovciak.
He married Helen Pylinski on Feb. 17, 1951. John retired from the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utica in 1991.
He was a proud member of the Wharton Valley American Legion Post No. 1311.
He and his wife, Helen, attended many of the USS Manchester reunions beginning in 1988.
John enjoyed camping with his family, eventually giving the family camper over to his son, Dana, and his family.
John is survived by his wife, Helen; his children, Dana and Connie Mockovciak and Diana and Jim Helmer; his grandchildren, Cana, Ardath, Brandy, Andrew, Mathew, Allison and Helen; and his siblings, Mildred Jwaskwicz and Steve Mockovciak.
His son, Doran Mockovciak, and brother, Mike Mockovciak, predeceased him.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in John’s memory to the Edmeston Emergency Squad or Catskill Area Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Donald F. Lynd
ONEONTA — Donald F. Lynd Sr., 77, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at the M.I. Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
He was born Jan. 27, 1928, in Canadaigua, the son of Donald D. and Alice C. (Malone) Lynd.
He married Felicia Scavo on Sept. 3, 1950, in Oneonta.
He was a veteran, serving with the United States Army in Korea, and was awarded the Bronze Star.
For a period of 17 years, retiring in 1988, Don acted as the business agent for the International Association of Machinist Local 1529 at Bendix in Sidney. Before that, he also worked for Bendix as a machinist.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, where he was an usher for many years.
He attended Hartwick College, where he played football and was on the track team.
In his younger years, he was active with Cub Scouts and the PTA, where he served as president. For a period of time, he served as a county supervisor, representing the Fifth and Sixth wards, as well as being associated with OFO, where he also served a term as president.
He is survived by his wife, Felicia S. Lynd of Oneonta; his children, Dr. Donald F. Lynd Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Oneonta, and Debra Harvey of Oneonta; his grandchildren, Lindsay, Lucas and Jordan Harvey and D.J. Lynd; a sister, Sharon Alfieri of Windsor, Conn.; his mother-in-law, Teresa Gentile of Oneonta; and a brother-in-law, Bruno (Freda) Scavo of Oneonta. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At this time there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
A graveside service will be held in the spring in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
EAST WORCESTER — Frank Koren, 87, of East Worcester passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta after a brief illness.
Frank was born March 3, 1917, in Washington County, Pa., the son of Frank Koren Sr. and Antonia Susteric.
The family settled on a farm on South Hill in East Worcester in 1920. He graduated from East Worcester Union School in 1935 and Cobleskill Ag & Tech in 1937.
Frank married Elizabeth Haslun of Summit in 1941. They owned and operated a dairy farm in the village of East Worcester for more than 40 years. He drove a school bus for Worcester Central School for 22 years, retiring in 1982.
Frank served in various capacities on the Worcester Central School Board of Education and as a volunteer firefighter for the East Worcester Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the East Worcester Cemetery Associatio and East Worcester United Methodist Church; was an assessor for the town of Worcester; a member of the Worcester Grange; and a 70-year member of Lodge 393 of Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota, a fraternal organization for Slovenian-Americans.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Stanley of Buffalo and Edward of Darien, Conn.; two sisters, Helen of Worcester and Jenny of Hyndsville; a brother, Lawrence of El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren, Beth of Sacramento, Calif., Amy of Clifton Park, Heather of Rotterdam, Edward of Darien, Conn., Kimberly of Darien, Conn.; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Frank was predeceased by his parents and brother, Stanley L.
Funeral and graveside service will be announced in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Mr. Koren to the East Worcester Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 781, East Worcester, NY 12064.
Arrangements are by the E. J. Skinner Co. 155 Main St., Worcester.
SIDNEY — Clesson ("Bump") F. Crandall, 91, of Sidney passed away at M.I. Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005.
Clesson was born March 29, 1913, in Turin. He was the son of Mr. Ray W. Crandall and Mrs. Maude (Burnham) Crandall.
He married Emily Waterman on Sept. 15, 1937, in Richfield Springs.
Clesson was a master mechanic who enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. He was called "Bump" by all who knew him.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Kathleen Crandall of Cherry Valley; and a daughter and son-in- law, Leona and John Olson of Sidney. Clesson loved to spend time with his 11 grandchildren, Aaron Runion and wife Suzanne of Ontario, Jennifer Goodspeed and husband Noel of Sidney, Tyler John Crandall of Walton, Shannon Kilmer and husband Joseph of Walton, Spring West and husband David of Oneonta, Tiffany Crandall of Cooperstown, Megan Crandall of Springfield, Christopher Crandall and Brittany Crandall of Cherry Valley, Jeffrey Olson and Matthew Olson of Sidney. He also had several great-grandchildren.
Clesson was predeceased by both of his parents; his wife, Emily; and a son, Frederick.
Clesson will be laid to rest in the Richfield Springs Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in the spring.
Burial arrangements were made by Ottman Funeral Home of Cherry Valley.
BAINBRIDGE — Nick Cornell, 43, of Bainbridge passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta after a courageous fight with cancer.
He was born Aug. 31, 1961, son of Ralph and Carol Cornell in Sidney.
Nick graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1981 and married Patty Ryan in Unadilla that same year. He loved nature and was an avid hunter. Nick was also in the Bainbridge Bowling League and played golf in the Afton and Masonville leagues. He was employed as a process engineer at the Amphenol Corp. in Sidney for 16 years.
Nick is survived by his wife, Patty Cornell of Bainbridge; two daughters, Crystal and Jessica Cornell of Bainbridge; his parents, Ralph and Carol Cornell of Bainbridge; his maternal grandfather, Edward Sparks of Binghamton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeffrey and Terri Cornell of Bainbridge, Ralph and Lisa Cornell of Sidney, William and Valerie Cornell of Indiana; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Susan and David Hotchkiss of Bainbridge and Anette Cornell of Deposit; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, when the family will be in attendance at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Chapel. Pastor Bob Goldenberg of Circle Drive Alliance Church in Sidney will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Unadilla at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel Sidney.
Taylor Jean Stanton
UNADILLA — Taylor Jean Stanton, 18 days old, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
She was born Jan. 23, 2005, to Chris and Shannon (Engel) Stanton of Unadilla.
Taylor is also survived by her big brother, Dane Stanton of Unadilla; paternal grandparents, Paul and Kathy Stanton of Walton; maternal grandmother, Sherry Dumond of Sidney; maternal grandfather, Timothy Engel and Kathy Frappier of Bainbridge; and aunts and uncles, Elethea, Russ, Aislinn Stanton and May Modafferi, Timothy Engel Jr., Kellie Madison and Jennifer and Matt Hassenpufel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at C. H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cullman Child Development Center, 90 West Rd., Sidney, NY 13838 or the Ronald McDonald House.
Taylor’s family thanks the Wells Bridge and Unadilla Emergency Squads for their valiant efforts to help her.
Rosella R. Beadle
OTEGO — Rosella R. Beadle, 76, of Otego died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.
She was born Nov. 23, 1928, the daughter of Jacob and Prudence (Kinlock) Campbell in Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies.
She married Calvin Beadle on March 7, 1951, in Jamaica.
Rosella received training as a children’s nurse.
A resident of the area for 35 years, Rosella was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in West Oneonta. She was an avid gardener and really enjoyed flowers as well as traveling with her husband, as they have been to many countries around the world.
As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Rosella was a preacher of the Good News for more than 56 years.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving husband, Calvin Beadle of Otego; her son, Wayne Beadle and his wife, Sharon, of Otego; her daughter, Sandra (Beadle) Knoll and her husband, Nicholas, of Davenport; her sister, Dorothy Daley of Jamaica, West Indies; four grandchildren, Darrell Beadle, Russell Beadle, Jeffery Beadle and Makenzie Knoll; and a niece, Colmin.
A service to celebrate the life of Rosella Beadle will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, state Highway 23, West Oneonta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rosella’s memory may be made to the worldwide work of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom at the time of the service.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Otego.
John G. Mercer
MELBOURNE, Fla. — John G. Mercer, 65, passed away at his home in Melbourne, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005.
John was born in Cooperstown on Aug. 30, 1939, to Lynn J. and Leona (Andrews) Mercer.
During his life John worked in many different aspects of medical imaging and most recently owned and operated Medical Imaging Services (MIS) in Florida and New York. He was active in all aspects of his business.
John is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Jay, Pam and Jeff; his mother, Leona Mercer; and seven wonderful grandchildren, whom he dearly loved.
Private services will be held at a later date in upstate New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in John’s memory be made to Brevard Hospice in Melbourne, Fla., or to the American Cancer Society.
Lisa C. Vigna
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — Maj. Lisa Christine Vigna, the oldest of three children, born to Robert W. and Enid (Griffiths) Jones, was born June 22, 1967, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Lisa grew up in Atlanta, Ga., where she graduated from Henderson High School in 1985. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Georgia and graduated magna cum laude in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
On April 22, 1989, Lisa was married to John A. Vigna in Atlanta, Ga. While living in Darmstadt, Germany, Lisa completed her degree via independent study while John was stationed there with the United States Army. After the family was transferred to Fort Lewis, Wash., Lisa attended Seattle University Law School where she graduated with honors in 1996 and became a member of the Washington State Bar Association while also working as a prosecutor for Pierce County in Tacoma, Wash.
Lisa entered the United States Army with a direct commission as a member of the Army Staff Judge Advocate Corps where she had served the Army faithfully and honorably for the past eight years as an administrative law attorney, prosecuting attorney, and criminal law division chief at Fort Drum, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
For her dedicated service, she received several awards and commendations including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal and two Humanitarian Service Medals.
Lisa passed away at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Feb. 5, 2005, after a courageous three year battle with cancer at the age of 37 years, 7 months and 14 days. During that battle, Lisa’s courage, strength and positive attitude truly inspired everyone.
A loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, as well as an exemplary soldier and lawyer, Lisa made everyone a better person just for knowing her.
Lisa is survived by her husband of nearly 16 years, LTC John Vigna; two beautiful daughters, Olivia, 6, and Sophie, 2; her parents, Robert and Enid Jones; her sister, Jennifer Jones; and her brother, Christopher Jones; along with several other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Soldiers Memorial Chapel, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
Arrangements were under direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
Services will also be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Old Cadet Chapel, West Point. Burial with military honors will follow in the West Point Cemetery, under direction of the Hogan Funeral Home, Highland Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
MIDDLEFIELD — Caroline (Carrie) Snyder, 90, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Bassett Healthcare as a result of complications after surgery.
Carrie was born in Springfield, the daughter of Fred and Pearl (Wyland) Gay.
In 1932, she married Lewis Snyder, who predeceased her in 1992.
Carrie worked hard and played hard all her life. She had worked on a cauliflower farm and veterinary office, and she loved to drive the tractor on the family farm. She had also been a contract school-bus driver for the Cherry Valley Central School. Some of Carrie’s hobbies included dancing, playing cards and bowling. She was a 50-year member of the Rebekah Lodge 546, of Cherry Valley. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Carrie is survived by her children, Ruth and Emory Oeser, Harry Snyder and Kim Lindberg; her grandchildren, Michael and wife Lynn Oeser, Lorel Rathbun and husband Dean, Donna Beckingham and husband Ted, Michelle Stocking and husband Michael, Kim Gwozdz and husband Ron, Deborah Staat and husband Peter; her great-grandchildren, Kristen Herritt and husband Jeff, Michael, Matthew, and Ben Oeser, Justin, Rob and Allison Luther, Jason and Ben Rathbun, Trevor, Zachary and Brandon Beckingham; great-great-grandson, Justin Luther; nephew, Bruce Gay and family; and niece, Linda Rizzo and family. Carrie also leaves behind her dear friends Bunny Hands and Delphine and Joe Kerzick.
Carrie was predeceased by her brothers Harry and Glen Gay, and son Robert and his son Robert.
Services for Carrie will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the Ottman Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Cherry Valley, with the Rev. Ronald Fralick officiating, assisted by the Rev. Lyman Johnson. At 1 p.m., a time of fellowship will take place in the fellowship rooms of the First Presbyterian Church, Alden Street, Cherry Valley.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, at the funeral home, with a Rebekah memorial service at 2 p.m.
Due to allergies, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Otsego Manor Activity Fund, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326, for a gazebo at the Otsego Manor, which Carrie would have greatly enjoyed. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Pauline Lacijan Selan
HERKIMER — Mrs. Pauline "Polly" Lacijan Selan, 88, of Herkimer and formerly of Fly Creek, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, Feb. 11, 2005, at Little Falls Hospital.
She was born July 9, 1916, in New York City, the daughter of Peter and Pauline (Maydick) Lacijan.
She married Frank Frederick Selan in a nuptial ceremony on July 27,1935, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown. Mr. Selan died on Jan. 17, 2004.
Raised in New York City, she attended the Holy Rosary Academy until moving with her family at the age of 15, to Fly Creek Valley. For many years she was a hairdresser, working out of her home on Cemetery Road in Fly Creek. In 1980, she and her husband moved to Florida where they resided until his death last year. Since that time she has lived with her daughter, Evelyn, in Herkimer. Of the Catholic faith, she was also a member of the Farmers Independent Benevolent Society in Fly Creek.
Polly is survived by her daughter, Evelyn S. Davis of Herkimer; twin grandchildren, Jacqueline A. Chastang and her husband Robert of Bloomfield and James M. Davis of Canandaigua; five great- grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Albin "Barney" Selan and his wife Bernice of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Selan of Perry, Ore., and Frances Lacijan of Oneonta and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband of 68 years, Frank, she was predeceased by her brother, Peter J. Lacijan, who died Aug. 2, 1987.
A funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor of St. Mary’s "Our Lady of the Lake" Catholic Church in Cooperstown, presiding.
Burial will take place at a later date in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 4 p.m. until service time, when Polly’s family will be in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern New York, Leatherstocking Regional Office, State University at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.