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Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2012, at 4:23 p.m.

Howard W. Snow

SIDNEY — Howard W. Snow of 13 Prospect Drive, Sidney, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, May 1, 2005, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.

He was born in Norwich, the son of the late Morrell and Eva Steward Snow.

He married Janet Utter, who survives.

Howard was a retired employee of the Amphenol Corporation, Sidney, with 40 years of service.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bainbridge.

He is survived by his wife, Janet U. Snow, of Sidney; daughter and son-in-law, Arlene J. and Barry Dunham of town of Pittsford; son, Eric Snow of Harpursville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Wesley and Lorna Snow of New Berlin, Donald and Joanne Snow of Norwich, and Richard and Roberta Snow of Lake Placid, Fla.; sister, Pauline Clark of Norwich; seven grandchildren, Janet E. Decker and husband, Michael, William H. Kellum, Danielle I. Bemis, John E. Bemis, Crystal M. Snow, Ashley Snow and Cody Snow; great-grandson, Lucian Daniel Decker. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At the families request, there will be no calling hours.

Funeral and committal services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005, from the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, with the Rev. Mother Linda King Watkins, pastor of his church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Oxford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820 or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bainbridge, NY 13733.

Mary G. Komornik

SIDNEY — Mary Grace Komornik, 89, of Sidney passed away Friday, April 29, 2005, at The Hospital in Sidney.

She was born Feb. 10, 1916, daughter of the late John and Antoinette (Berardi) Damato in Syracuse. Her family moved to Queens, where she married her husband, Joseph Komornik at St. Michael’s Church. Mary lived in Flushing until 1988, when she moved to Sidney.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Ciborowski, Sidney; two grandsons, David and Crystal Ciborowski, Unadilla, and Dennis Ciborowski, Kirkwood; two great-granddaughters, Diane Schrier and Breanna Ciborowski; two sisters, Dorothy DeGiovane, Flushing, and Constance Swanno, Florida.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, son-in-law, Richard Ciborowski, and five brothers and sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gilead House of Prayer in Unadilla or the Dominican Spiritual Center in Niskayuna.

Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today, May 2, 2005, at the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at the Sacred Heart Church in Sidney, with the Rev. Gordon Polenz officiating.

Burial will in Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery in Flushing.

Arrangements by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

Catherine M. Willis

CORTLAND — A graveside service of committal and burial for Mrs. Catherine ("Katy") Martindale Willis, of Ithaca and formerly of Cooperstown, who died Jan. 17, 2005, in Cortland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, in the Hartwick Seminary Cemetery, with Arthur Barry, minister of the Finger Lakes Church of Christ, officiating.

The Otsego-Hartwick-Arbutus Chapter No. 201, Order of the Eastern Star will also conduct a service in memory of their departed sister.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

James R. Johnson

CORTLAND — A graveside service of committal and burial with military honors for James Russell Johnson of Cortland, who died March 31, 2005, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, in the Hartwick Seminary Cemetery, with Arthur Barry, minister of the Finger Lakes Church of Christ, officiating.

Military honors will be accorded by members of the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128 in Cooperstown.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

Warren Weaver

HAMDEN — A graveside committal service for Warren Weaver, who went to be with his Lord on Feb. 9, 2005, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Andes Cemetery, Andes. The Rev. Bert More will offer the service.

Arrangements are being handled by the MacArthur Funeral Home in Delhi.

Jeanette S. Miller

ONEONTA — A graveside service for Jeanette Scarzafava Miller, who died Jan. 14, 2005, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2005, in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Joseph R. Nicolette

TEMPE, Ariz. — Joseph R. Nicolette, 66, formerly of Frankfort and Oneonta, passed away March 11, 2005, at Scottsdale Health Center, Scottsdale, Ariz., after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Those he loved were by his side.

He and his wife, Sandra, resided at 1226 E. Harbor View Drive, Tempe, Ariz.

Joseph was born April 26, 1938, in Frankfort, the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Fragale) Nicolette.

He was a graduate of Frankfort High School, class of 1955, where he was senior class president and salutatorian of the class. While in high school, he excelled in football, basketball and baseball and will always be remembered for his leadership qualities.

He attended Hamilton College, graduating with the class of 1959. While in attendance he earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. Joseph was also a starting member of the Hamilton College football and baseball team. He then earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Colgate University and his doctorate of higher education administration from the State University at Albany.

Mr. Nicolette taught mathematics at Ilion High School, along with serving as head coach for the baseball team and as assistant coach for the football team.

He is fondly remembered as not only a teacher and a coach, but as a special friend and adviser.

Joseph married Sandra J. Card on June 27, 1964, a blessed union they held until his death more than 40 years later. Sandra was her husband’s constant support during his battle with cancer.

In 1966, Mr. Nicolette began his career at the State University College at Oneonta, where he held several administrative positions, including vice president of academic affairs. He retired in 1994 as acting provost of the college. In Oneonta, he advised, mentored, and befriended many, many students.

After his retirement, Joe and Sandra relocated to Arizona, where he kept up with his passion for golfing and working out.

Joseph came to make many new friends who came to admire and respect him for his courage and strength. The measure of a man is not by the years he lives, but by the legacy he leaves behind. He lived life to the fullest and savored every day. He always showed courage and determination. He had an indomitable spirit and strength, which never wavered, even when illness took its toll on his body. Joe was a shining example for all those who crossed his path. He had a great devotion to his faith, even in his darkest hours. He had deep-rooted family values. He was the strength for his family. Even in the face of his illness, he never let his family down.

He was always proud of his children’s accomplishments, and also instilled in them love, devotion to family, good values and dedication to the well-being and happiness of others.

He shared a loving and protective relationship with his sisters, Doris and Joanne.

He was always ready and willing to help or advise anyone, especially family, friends or students. He was a confidant, friend and mentor to his nieces and nephews, who loved and respected their "Uncle Joe." All of those who knew and loved him recognized that he was special and their lives were more full and better for having had him in it. He was deeply admired for his courage and strength during his illness. He continued to encourage all those around him to be strong even as his life was coming to a close. He was a truly loved man.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. JoDean Nicolette and Dr. Ben Fritz of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and a son and daughter-in-law, John and Diane (Ritola) Nicolette of Fort Myers, Fla. He is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Charlie Amento and Joanne and Don Oyer, both of Frankfort, who will love him and miss him forever; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie (Card) and Don Polsin of Syracuse; a brother-in-law, Joseph Tamburro of Frankfort; an aunt and godmother, Fanny Nicolette of Frankfort; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whose lives were enriched by him.

He was predeceased by his parents; his mother-in-law, Jean Card; and a sister-in-law, Donna Tamburro.

There will be no public calling hours.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. May 7, 2005, at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church on Frankfort Street in Frankfort with Father Anthony Chiaramonte, friend of the family, officiating.

No matter where life’s path took him, Joe’s roots were always in Frankfort.

He will be brought home to be buried with his parents in Mount Olivet Cemetery. After the interment, respects may be paid to the family at the American Legion Post No. 845 on Litchfield Street in Frankfort from 2 to 5 p.m. A memorial gathering will be held at that time to celebrate Joe’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations for sarcoma research in Joe’s memory to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486. Please make your check payable to "MD Anderson" and write Joseph Nicolette’s name on your check. Donations may also be made in Joe’s memory to Wine Country Greyhound Adoption Fund, P.O. Box 6266, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.

His funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home Inc., Frankfort.

Mary Ann Jacksto

DELHI — Mary Ann "May" Jacksto, 90, of Delhi passed away Sunday night, May 1, 2005, at Countryside Care Center, Delhi, where she had been residing for the past three years.

The daughter of Paul C. and Anna (Ostwald) Gallus, she was born May 16, 1914, in Brooklyn, and married Alexander M. Jacksto on Jan. 29, 1939. He died March 29, 1987.

A homemaker, May lived in Freeport, after which she and her husband moved to New Port Richey, Fla., where she lived for 28 years, moving to Delhi in 1996, where she lived with her son and his family until her health declined.

Of the Roman Catholic faith, May had been an active member of the Catholic Daughters of America, as well as a volunteer worker for the American Cancer Society and veterans hospitals in Florida, while also enjoying knitting and crocheting.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Evelyn Jacksto of Delhi; five grandchildren, James, Christopher and Michael Jacksto, Jennifer Hawley and Kristen Stanford; nine great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Henry Jacksto of New Port Richey, Fla.; a niece, Bonnie Loutrel of Great Neck; and nephew, Richard Jacksto of Daytona Beach, Fla.

She was predeceased by a sister, Anna Klowas.

Friends are invited to attend memorial services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Countryside Care Center. The Rev. Joe Bokel will officiate.

Burial will be in Grace Memorial Gardens, Hudson, Fla.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the United Ministry of Delhi will be appreciated.

Arrangements are entrusted to Robert A. Peet, Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi.

Sophie S. Steckler

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Sophie Sylvia Steckler, 73, formerly of Richfield Springs, passed away Monday, April 25, 2005, after a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Greenpoint, the daughter of the late John and Mildred (Dubuanski) Doszna.

She moved to Richfield Springs with her parents in 1948. She resided there until moving to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1982.

She is survived by two daughters, Nadine M. Steckler of Cooperstown and Michele M. Reyman of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Nicholas J. Steckler of Phoenix, Ariz.; and four granddaughters, Trasi L. Hricay of Oneonta, Erika M. Reyman, Miranda L. Reyman and Brittany L. Hicks, also of Phoenix.

Besides her mother and father, she was preceded in death by one son, David R. Steckler, in 1989.

Private services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85015-2443.

Arrangements made by Advantage-Sunnyslope Chapel, Phoenix, Ariz.

David Joseph Deal

NEW BERLIN — David Joseph Deal, 63, of New Berlin, beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, died suddenly Sunday, May 1, 2005, in New Berlin.

He was born Sept. 18, 1941, in New Berlin and was the son of Harold Stone Deal and Margaret (Noone) Deal.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carole Ann (Rowe) Deal; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Kimberly Deal, and their children, Jacob and Melissa of Troy; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna Deal and Dr. Anthony Andrews, and their son, Nicholas Andrews of Manlius; a sister-in-law, Pamela (Deal) Kelley and her husband, Lon; and nieces Karen Kelley, Emily Lindberg, Molly McCarley, Lori Kelley and their families.

David was predeceased by his brother, Robert Deal.

Dave grew up in New Berlin, where he enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends.

He worked as a lifeguard at Silver Lake, was active in the Boy Scouts, and played high school baseball and basketball.

After graduating from New Berlin Central School, he received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and became a pharmacist at the Albany Medical Center. In 1965, he entered partnership with his father, becoming the third generation of Deal pharmacists to own and operate Dykes Drug Company in New Berlin.

After the sale of the drug store in 1998, Dave continued to practice pharmacy with Price Chopper in Oneonta and Norwich.

He was honored at the Pittsfield Community Days in August of 1999 for his service to the community.

Dave felt it was a privilege to serve New Berlin and surrounding communities as their pharmacist for so many years. His interactions with the people he served, whether they were in a professional capacity or just casual banter, were the most rewarding part of his job.

Dave retired in October 2004, and was enjoying camping, cruising, walking in town with his friends or his dog, and spending more time with his family. He particularly enjoyed the everyday tasks of taking care of his home and property, including feeding the birds, maintaining the swimming pool and plowing and mowing with his John Deere tractor.

He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Friends are invited to call at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Berlin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2005. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making contributions in memory of Dave to the New Berlin Library.

Funeral arrangements are by Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin.

Robert Hedman

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — Deputy Robert "Bob" Hedman Jr., 49, an Otero County, N.M., deputy sheriff, was killed in the line of duty Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, near Cloudcroft, N.M.

Bob was born July 2, 1955, in Oneonta, the son of Robert Sr. and Dolores Hedman.

He served in the United States Army for 21 years, retiring in 1994 as a staff sergeant. During his military career he served in the Special Forces and was a military policeman. He was a Vietnam veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. After his military retirement, Bob served as a police officer in Tularosa for one year, as a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County for one year, six years with the Alamogordo Department of Public Safety, and had been a deputy sheriff in Otero County for two years.

What Bob loved most in life was his wife, Cheryl, law enforcement and the mountains, and he loved people and was always there for them.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Miller Hedman of Alamogordo, N.M.; a son, Bobby Hedman III of the family home; a daughter, Lorrie Hedman of Tularosa; a stepson, Mark Miller and his wife, Kelly, of Albert Lea, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Melinda Miller and her fiance, Tim David, of Alamogordo; two grandchildren, Caleb and Faith Miller of Albert Lea, Minn.; his mother, Dolores Hedman of Maryland; two brothers, Fred Hedman and his wife, Rhonda, of Davenport Center, and Ralph Hedman and his wife, Jackie, of Oneonta; aunts and uncles, Dawn Massara, Jack and Joan Currie, Pat and Bill Hunter, Rosalyn McNeilly, Paul and Bernice Levine, Shirley Bliss, and Christine Klugh; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert Hedman Sr.

A funeral service with military honors was held in December in Alamogordo, N.M.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the Schenevus United Methodist Church with the Rev. Beverly Furey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, 6350 Horizon Drive, Titusville, FL 327W.

Local arrangements are by the Heller Funeral Home, 25 Arch St., Schenevus.

Doris Kirk

ALBANY — Doris Kirk, 79, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 28, 2005.

Born in Gilboa, the daughter of the late George and Ruth Cook, she graduated from Gilboa High School.

She was married to the late Robert Kirk of East Jewett. She spent many years in Connecticut, returning to New York after her retirement.

She is survived by her son, James Kirk of Albany; daughter, Sharon Burkhard of Ohio; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Her body was donated to Albany Medical Center Anatomical Division.

Interment will be at a later date in Manorkill Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at a memorial service for Doris at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the Trinity United Methodist Church located at 235 Lark St., Albany.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, 3 Washington Square, Albany NY 12205 in memory of Doris Kirk.

Edward Jennings

ONEONTA — The committal service for Edward G. Jennings Jr., 55, who passed away March 5, 2005, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at the Oneonta Plains Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Clemow, pastor at the First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Arrangements are by the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.

Chantry G. Gerowe

ONEONTA — The committal service for Chantry G. Gerowe, 86, who passed away March 19, 2005, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at the Oneonta Plains Cemetery with the Rev. Judith Thistle, chaplain at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, officiating.

Military honors will be presented by the Laurens American Legion Post 1688.

Arrangements are by the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.

Anna Maerz

OTEGO — A graveside committal service for Anna Maerz, who died Jan. 18, 2005, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, in the Evergreen Cemetery, Otego.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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