Theresa M. Ammon
ARNOLD, Md. — Theresa M. Ammon, 92, of Arnold, Md., formerly of Walton, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 20, 2005, in Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md., surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Ammon was born in Rahway, N.J., on May 12, 1913, the daughter of John L. and Ella Greene Coman.
She graduated valedictorian of her class at St. Mary’s School in Rahway, N.J.
On April 2, 1944, she married Harry Ammon in Rahway, N.J. He died in 1989.
She was a secretary, employed by Breakstone’s, Walton, for more than 20 years, retiring in 1978.
Mrs. Ammon was a Charter member of the Catholic Daughters, Walton, and a member of St. John Neuman RC Church, Annapolis, Md.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Burroughs and her husband, Dave, of Adamstown, Md.; two sons, Dennis Ammon and his wife, Cindy, of Walton and Thomas Ammon of Arnold, Md.; six grandchildren, David Burroughs, Theresa Burroughs, John Burroughs, Matthew Burroughs, Jill Ammon Ott, and Trevor Ammon; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Coman; and a sister, Helen Emmons.
Friends and relatives are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at the Clark, Winter & Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. John The Baptist Church, 17 Benton Ave., Walton, with the Rev. Michael Flannery officiating. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ammon’s memory may be made to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302.
Arnold E. Slade
MOUNT UPTON — Arnold E. Slade, 85, of 5 Blackman Road, Mount Upton, passed away peacefully Monday morning, Nov. 21, 2005, at A.O. Fox Hospital, Oneonta.
He was born Oct. 12, 1920, in Arena, the son of the late John and Letitia Monington Slade.
Arnold was a well-known auto-body repairman in the Tri-Town area. He had worked for Hotaling Sales, Sidney, Shupes Garage of Afton, 18 years for Whitaker and Son of Sidney, and with his son-in-law at Originals by Don of Mount Upton.
He is survived by his wife, Madelene Slade, of Mount Upton; son, Varnold Slade and his wife, Kathy, of Mount Upton; four daughters, Sally Mayes and her husband, Fred, of Bainbridge, Janice Harrington of Oxford, Letitia Blackman and her husband, Donald, of Mount Upton, and Bunny Dockery and Rudy Barriger of Sidney; two brothers, Glenford Slade of Alaska and Eugene Slade of Texas; and two sisters, Freda Dowie of Andes and Ila Armstrong of Elbridge. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his three sons, Arnold, Robert and Timothy; and his brother, Varnold.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday at the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, with his family in attendance from noon until services at 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Mount Upton.
Memorial gifts in his name, may be made to the Mount Upton Fire Department and Emergency Squad, Mount Upton, NY 13809.
Mary F. Sprague
ANDES — Mary F. Sprague, 83, of Andes passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the United Methodist Nursing Home in Johnson City.
Mary was born May 12, 1922, in Bovina, the daughter of Willard and Helen (Burgin) Frisbee.
She married Walter Sprague on June 1, 1949, and they ran a dairy farm together until 1974.
She was the salutatorian of the Andes Central School, class of 1939. She was a lifetime member of the Andes Methodist Church, where she had been the organist, Sunday school teacher, choir member and a member of the WSCS. She was also a member of the Andes Village Planning Board.
She was the secretary of the Andes Grange and the substitute librarian for the Andes Public Library.
Mary is survived by her husband, Walter Sprague, of Johnson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Willard and Barbara Sprague of Sayville; grandchildren, Micah and his wife, Alison, of Dobbs Ferry, Joshua of New York City, and Leah of Sayville.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Andes with Pastor Gerald Norris officiating.
Burial will be in the Andes Cemetery in Andes.
Donations can be made in Mary Sprague’s memory to the Andes United Methodist Church, Andes, NY 13731.
Funeral arrangements are by the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville.
Celia M. Foutch
DELHI — Celia M. Foutch, 83, formerly of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at her home in Delhi.
Celia was born Oct. 12, 1922, the daughter of Milton and Elsie (Lathan) Wood.
She worked as a clerk at the Great American in Oneonta.
She was a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her cousin, Morton Hamilton of Delhi; her three nephews, Roney Lathan Wood Jr. of Haltom City, Texas, Norman Wood of Leage City, Texas, and Milton Dean Wood of Coahoma, Texas; and her niece, Nancy Ruthe Doss of Amarillo, Texas; three great-nieces and one great-nephew; and her sister-in-law, Velma Wood of Coahoma, Texas.
There will be no calling hours.
A funeral service to celebrate Celia’s life will be held at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, 425 Main St., Franklin, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, with the Rev. Roger Yoder, pastor of the Franklin United Methodist Church, officiating.
A private burial in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin, will follow at a later time.
Celia requested that memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Franklin United Methodist Church or the Franklin Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.
Glenn Anthony Shultis
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, Glenn A. Shultis, 48, ended his battle with cancer.
Glenn was born June 18, 1957, in Oneonta. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Master of Arts degree in 1986 from New York University.
His early work experience involved graphic design in New York City. He taught for nine years (1987-1996) at Xaverian High School in Brooklyn. After moving to California, Glenn taught elementary school in the Solana Beach School District from 1996 through 2004.
Glenn is survived by his wife, the former Julie Peterson; his twin boys, Ryan and Casey; his father, Glenn E. Shultis; his sister’s family, Debra, Bill, Tim and Mike Buckley; his brother’s family, James, Jennifer and Eva Shultis; aunts, uncles and cousins, and his wife’s family.
A memorial Mass in celebration of Glenn’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005.
Donations may be made to the Shultis Family Support Fund, care of Solana Santa Fe Elementary School, PO Box 8940, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.
Shirley May Ryder
ONEONTA — Shirley May Ryder, 68, of Oneonta passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.
She was born Feb. 9, 1937, in Charlotteville, the daughter of George and Gladys (Ross) Roe.
Shirley is survived by her mother, Gladys Roe, of Clifton Park; four daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Gary Munson of Unadilla, Rhonda and Roger Carey of Oneonta, Connie and Larry Bradt of Carlisle, and Yvonne and Jim Herman of Esperance; her devoted friend, David Mattice, of Oneonta; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marion Sanford of Nineveh, and Linda Couse of Ballston Spa; one brother, Georgie Roe of East Worcester; and one brother-in-law, Chuck Palmer of Schenectady.
She was predeceased by her father, George Roe; one sister, Ginny Palmer; and one brother, Donnie Roe.
Funeral services will be private.
Burial will be held in the spring in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
William (Billy) Vito Casailinova
MOUNT VISION — Mr. William (Billy) Vito Casailinova Sr., 58, formerly of Danbury, Conn., and Mamaroneck, passed away unexpectedly Monday night, Dec. 5, 2005, at his home on Quinlog Road in the town of New Lisbon.
He was born March 5, 1947, at the New York United Hospital Medical Center in Port Chester, a son of the late Frank and Frances (Funicello) Casailinova.
On Oct. 9, 1998, he married Theresa Martello in Port Chester.
A veteran of the United States Army, Billy served his country during the Vietnam era.
For many years, Billy was employed as general foreman for the village of Mamaroneck Department of Public Works. Upon retiring from this position, he and his wife, Terri, moved to Danbury, Conn., and from there they moved to the town of New Lisbon, where they have resided for the past year. It was here that he was finally able to live his dream of life in the country.
He also enjoyed hunting, as well as rock and roll music, especially the oldies.
Billy is survived by his wife, Terri, of Mount Vision; one son, William V. Casailinova Jr., and his wife, Lisa, of New Rochelle; one daughter, Terrilynn Casailinova, of Larchmont; three grandchildren, Matthew, Olivia and Sophia; a stepson, Frank Tolve of Mamaroneck; one brother, Frank Casailinova, and his wife, Joyce, of Silver Lake; and one sister, Susan Decicco, and her husband, Anthony, of Mamaroneck.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, with Franklin D. Merrifield of the Schuyler Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating.
Burial will take place at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Thomas R. Heyer
ROCKDALE — Thomas R. Heyer, 89, of Rockdale, formerly of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at his home.
He was born Aug. 20, 1916, son of the late Stephen and Veneta (Reynolds) Heyer in Herkimer.
Tom served his country in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946.
He married Elsie M. Rivers on Nov. 6, 1937, in Port Richmond. She predeceased him Nov. 29, 1987.
Mr. Heyer retired from the Bendix Corp. in Sidney as a toolmaker. Tom was the past chief and assistant chief for the Franklin Fire Department.
He was a past member of the Bainbridge Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and his animals.
Mr. Heyer is survived by his daughter, Judy Heyer, Rockdale; grandchildren Stephen Pinney, Bainbridge, Gerald and Holly Pinney, Bainbridge, Lynette and Kenneth Crown, Carbondale, Pa., Deborah and Richard Fleming, Carbondale, Pa., and Dawn Pinney and Randy Naveras, Maryland; great-grandchildren Sylisha Pinney, Rhode Island, and Barbara and Teri Pinney, Bainbridge; great-great-grandchildren Joseph and Ryan Thomas Fleming, Carbondale, Pa.; and his beloved dogs, Muff and Bud.
Tom’s family would like to thank close friend Yvon Prudhomme for all his love, care and help, as well as Diane Spink, and all the staff of Hospice of Chenango County.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2005. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, with the Rev. Benjamin Shaw officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815 and the Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 East Main St., Sidney, NY 13838.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Constance L. Vergari
ONEONTA — Constance L. Vergari, 78, of Oneonta passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.
She was born July 18, 1927, in Carbondale, Pa., the daughter of Thomas and Phyllis (Acquisto) Pizuto.
She married Paul D. Vergari on June 4, 1947, in Carbondale.
For several years, Connie was a teacher’s aid in the Patterson, N.J., elementary school system. Before that, she worked in the blood bank of a local hospital in Patterson, as well as working for Pasteur Furs in the same city.
A resident of this area since 2004, she and her husband moved here from Tarpon Springs, Fla.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Oneonta and a former member of the Columbiettes of the Knights of Columbus.
Connie enjoyed playing cards, bingo and cooking. She was devoted to her family, and loved sharing her time with her many nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her husband, Paul D. Vergari, of Oneonta; and two brothers-in-law, Siro (Joan) Vergari of Oneonta and Frank Sirianni of Tarpon Springs, Fla. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Barbara Gilberti, who cared for her and Paul for many years.
She was predeceased by a sister, Marion Sirianni.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in St. Mary’s Church, with the Rev. Steven Moore, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, at which time the family will be in attendance.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Dept. FH, Oneonta, NY 13820
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.