Harrison Post Jr.
FRANKLIN — Harrison "Harry" Post Jr., 78, of Franklin passed away Monday, July 25, 2005, at A.O. Fox Hospital Nursing Home.
He was born in Brooklyn on March 29, 1927, the son of Harrison B. Sr. and Jennie (Smith) Post.
He married Letha Delaney on July 1, 1951, in Oneonta.
He joined the United States Navy when he was 17 years old. He served his country during World War II as a gunner’s mate.
He was a Union carpenter for more than 50 years and was a superintendent for Holloway and Associates, Sabotka and Loitsch Contractors. He was an inspector for Delaware Engineering until his retirement.
He enjoyed being a Boy Scout leader in Margaretville, Otego and Franklin. He was a member of the Elks, the Franklin American Legion and the VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Letha, of 53 years; his three sons and their spouses, Richard and Carrie Post of Otego, Gary and Bonnie Post of Richmondville, and Steven and Brenda Post of Elmira Heights; seven grandchildren, Bradley Post of Charlotte, N.C., Gregory Post of Oneonta, Tyler Post of Oneonta, Marcie Post of Richmondville, Brandon Post of Vienna, Va., Sherri Post of Franklin, Jenna Post of Elmira Heights and Ashley Post of Elmira Heights; one brother and two sisters and their spouses, Richard and Mary Post of Oxford, Betty and Louis Tisenchek of Oneonta and Mary and Dave Dresser of Westville; and one sister-in-law, Irene Post.
He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Lee.
Friends may call at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, 425 Main St., Franklin, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at which time the family will be in attendance.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005, at the Franklin United Methodist Church, Main Street, Franklin.
Burial will be at a later date in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Franklin Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.
WALTON — Bernie Bishop, a longtime resident of Walton, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Delaware Valley Hospital. He was 84.
Mr. Bishop was born April 11, 1921, in New York City to Edward and Esther Bishop.
He was educated in New York and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from New York University in 1941.
On Sept. 21, 1972, he married Avyola Viruly at City Hall in New York City.
Bernie owned a moving company in New York for many years. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 and was a member of the VFW in Delhi and the American Legion in Albany.
Mr. Bishop lived in Walton for the past 24 years. Before that, he lived in New York City.
He was a writer of short stories, a professional basketball player and a coach for the Brazilian Olympic basketball team, as well as a loving father and husband.
Bernie is survived by his wife, Avyola, at home in Walton; and his daughter, Emmy, her husband, Ernie, and son, Steven Wagner, of Point Pleasant, N.J.
His younger brother, Lenny, predeceased him.
The funeral service will be private.
Arrangements are by Lyon Bros.-Way Inc. of Walton.
Stephen R. Peet
DAVENPORT — A memorial service celebrating the life of Stephen Richard Peet, who passed away June 17, 2005, in Baltimore, Md., will be at the Davenport United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005. The Rev. Nola Greig-Anderson will be presiding.
The Ladies of the Church are providing a luncheon after the service, and everyone is invited to attend.
There will be a private burial service for the family at a future date.
Harrison Post Jr.
FRANKLIN — Memorial services for Harrison "Harry" Post Jr., 78, of Franklin will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005, at the Franklin United Methodist Church, Main Street, Franklin.
Mr. Post passed away July 25, 2005.
Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.
SIDNEY CENTER — Clara Moore, 85, of Anderson Street, Sidney Center, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Facility, Sidney.
She was born May 9, 1920, in the town of Sidney, the daughter of the late Lewis and Ruth Ann Stoutonburg Wormuth.
On Jan. 1, 1937, she married Alex Moore Sr. in Franklin. He predeceased her Oct. 23, 1989.
She is survived by her son, James Moore, and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Bainbridge; two daughters, Joan Backus of Arkansas and Janice Nabinger of Afton; daughter-in-law, Merry Moore of Unadilla; special friend and caregiver, Mary Jane Parsons of Sidney Center; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her son, Alex Moore Jr., predeceased his mother July 29, 1981.
At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.
Arrangement are under the direction of the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Dolores ’Dee’ Flood
ONEONTA — Dolores "Dee" Flood, 69, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at the Robynwood Adult Home in Oneonta.
She was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Manhattan, the daughter of Raymond and Julia (Berensky) Mahoney.
Dee enjoyed being with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors while living at Robynwood. She also spent much of her time praying.
Dee will be remembered for her laughter, especially by her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Sean Flood of Ohio, Denise Lattenhauer of Florida, Coleen Lattenhauer of Fishkill and Debbie Capunay of Texas; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her brothers and sisters, Irene, Kitty, Pat, Judy, Barbara, Patrick and Diana, also survive her.
Dee was predeceased by her daughter, Julie Lattenhauer, in 1993.
A service to celebrate the life of Dolores "Dee" Flood will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with John W. Truscott, commissioned lay preacher, officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
Anna J. Ward
ONEONTA — Anna J. Ward, 81, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, July 28, 2005, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital.
Anna was born June 10, 1924, in Whitehall, the daughter of Salvatore and Giulia (Voccia) Costantino.
She was married to Americo Ross for 47 years. He predeceased her in 1996. She married Robert D. Ward in 1998. He predeceased her in 2003.
She moved from Whitehall to the Oneonta area in 1945. She worked as a receptionist at The Daily Star in Oneonta for 25 years.
She was a communicant at St. Mary’s Church in Oneonta and a member of the Italian American Club.
She is survived by four sons, Kenneth Bartholomew of Whitehall, Hugh Smith of Oneonta, John R. Smith of Oneonta and Americo J. Ross Jr. of New York City, and one daughter, Catherine Ann Belden of Whitehall; her three brothers, Jerald Costantino of Corinth, Joseph Costantino of Raleigh, N.C., and Salvatore Costantino; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her two husbands, Americo Ross and Robert D. Ward; two brothers, James Anthony Costantino and Pietro Costantino; and her sister, Anotoinette Darario.
Friends may call at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at which time the family will be in attendance.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta, with the Rev. Steven Moore, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the St. Mary’s School Building Fund, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
SHELTON, Conn. — Mary "Palumbo" Arbas, 77, of Shelton died July 26, 2005, in the Maefair Health Care Center in Trumbull.
Mary was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Nov. 14, 1927, to the late Michele and Frances Rua Palumbo.
Mary loved reading, sewing and crafts. She especially enjoyed watching the TV game show "Jeopardy!"
She was a wonderful, loving and caring mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. She touched everyone she met, and people will remember her bright and shining smile.
Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Raymond Fernandez.
Survivors include her two sons, David Fernandez and Matthew and his wife, Cathy Arbas, of New York; four loving daughters, Diane and her husband, John Coniglio, of Shelton, Victoria and her husband, Chris Pelletier, of Trumbull, Virginia and her husband, Ronald Vandeweerdt, of Newtown, and Elizabeth and her husband, Michael Steven, of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Rose Palumbo of Bridgeport; her cherished grandchildren, Johnnie and Kyle Coniglio, Jake, Robyn and Alec Pelletier, Zachary and Eric Vandeweerdt, Jordan Steven, Canesa and Emillio Arbas; and one special nephew, Michael and Alicia Connelly, and son, Cameron.
She was predeceased by one sister, Louise Connelly.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005, at the Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Tpk., Route 111, Monroe, CT 06468; and at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, Shelton, Conn., with a Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
BAINBRIDGE — Edward Davis, 56, of Bainbridge passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at his home.
He was born Feb. 21, 1949, son of the late George and Mable Young Davis in Queens.
Ed loved antique cars and was an auto mechanic by trade. He was employed by the Sachem Central School District until he retired March 23, 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Davis, Bainbridge; two brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Lucille Davis, Long Island, and Ronald and Joyce Davis, Long Island; and nieces, nephews and many friends.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mary Ann Linder officiating.
Burial will be in Yaleville Cemetery in Guilford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 East Main St., Sidney or a local SPCA.
Arrangements are by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Ruth L. O’Dell
DELHI — Ruth L. O’Dell, 81, a Delhi native and former resident, passed away Friday morning, July 29, 2005, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.
The daughter of William J. and Ida Z. (Mattice) O’Dell, she was born Sept. 12, 1923, in Delhi, where she grew up. She was a 1941 graduate of Delaware Academy and continued her education at Rochester Business Institute.
Ruth later lived in Rochester, where she was an executive secretary for 26 years with Eastman Kodak, retiring in 1970, subsequently moving to Oneonta in 1983.
An avid reader, she also enjoyed golf, contract bridge and crossword puzzles.
Surviving are two brothers, LeRoy O’Dell of Walton and William O’Dell Jr., of Athol, Mass; two sisters, Dorothy Schulz of Davenport Center and Elizabeth "Betty" Hall of Meridale; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was pre-deceased by a sister, Helen Phillips, and a brother, James O’Dell.
Friends are invited to call at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at the Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. by the Rev. David Wheatley. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Robert A. Peet, Delhi.