Ella E. Hunter
MARGARETVILLE — Ella E. Hunter, 85, of Margaretville died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at the Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville, where she lived for two years.
She was born Oct. 23, 1913, in Martinsdale, Pa., the daughter of Claude Mayes and Jennie Stoddart.
She married Bert D. Hunter Sr., on July 31, 1934, in Downsville; he died June 17, 1978.
She was a homemaker and a dedicated and loving mother to all her children.
She lived in Vega from 1942-1970, on a dairy farm. She moved to New Kingston, and later lived in Roxbury.
She attended the United Presbyterian Church, New Kingston, and was a member of the New Kingston Valley Grange.
She is survived by three sons, Clinton, Richard and John Hunter; six daughters, Ena Brink, Velda Keator, Rose Bush, Ruth Hunter, Betty Bailey and Janet Mattice; two sisters, Lena Starkweather and Daisy Mayes; one brother, John Mayes; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one son, Bert D. Hunter Jr., who died in 1997.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, with the Rev. Dr. George Carpenter officiating. Committal services will be in the spring at New Kingston Cemetery, New Kingston.
Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in memory of Ella E. Hunter to the Activities Fund of Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville.
Funeral arrangements are by the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
Robert F. Lindsey
SIDNEY — Robert F. Lindsey, 70, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at his home.
He was born Jan. 17, 1929 to the late Floyd and Ella Esther Hall Lindsey in Binghamton.
Robert married Dorothy Kinter on April 4, 1954, in the First Presbyterian Church, Afton.
He was employed as a molder for 391/2 years at E.C.D. of Bendix, when he retired in 1990.
Robert was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Sidney, and a member of Local No. 1529.
Robert was an avid sports fan and was known for the signs he painted, as well as his green thumb in the garden and his love of berry-picking.
Robert is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lindsey of Sidney; son and duaghter-in-law, David and Edna Lindsey of Bridgewater; daughter and son-in-law, Susan L. and Dale Smith of Afton; his twin brother and sister-in-law, William and Janice Lindsey of Guilford; one granddaughter, Trisha Lynn Lindsey; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, from 7 to 9 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at 2 p.m. from the funeral chapel. Alexander Coufos, presiding minister of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Sidney, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Unadilla Emergency Squad, the Humane Society, or Catskill Area Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Inc., Sidney.
Eldon M. Martin
BAINBRIDGE — Eldon M. Martin, 93, of Bainbridge passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at The Hospital, Sidney.
He was born Jan. 16, 1905, to the late Freemont and Mary Doty Martin in Ashland.
Eldon married Mabel Clark in August 1923. Mabel predeceased him on Dec. 4, 1986.
He owned and operated his own dairy farm on Searles Hill Road.
Eldon also belonged to the Bainbridge Grange.
Eldon is survived by a sister-in-law and her spouse, Myrtle and Clyde Alberti of Florida; two daughter-in-laws, Lynn Martin and Mary Martin, both of Bainbridge; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Lee and Linda Martin of New berlin, Bonnie and Don Galarneau of Verona, Barbara and William Murphy of South New Berlin, Beverly and Richard Smith of New Berlin, Danny and Raylene Hackett of Afton, Shane and Jennifer Martin of Afton and Marlene and Chad Brown of Oxford; two nephews, David and Freemont Martin of Bainbridge; 15 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eldon is predeceased by his two sons, Robert Martin and Richard Martin; one daughter, Arlene Hackett, three brothers, Eugene, Alevah and Freemont "Burt"; two sisters, Sarah and Mary.
Friends may call Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home, with the Rev. David Masland of the United Methodist Church, Sidney, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Mid-New York, 1249 Front St., Suite 105, Binghamton, N.Y. 13905, The Eastern Paralyzed Veterans, 17 Millbrook St., Wilton, N.H. 03086, or the Bainbridge Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Inc., Sidney.
Irene Ellen Patrick
RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Irene Ellen Patrick, 82, of Bronner Street died on Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
She was born on July 14, 1916, in Oneonta. Irene was raised and educated in Cooperstown.
On July 25, 1936, she married Robert Patrick, a loving union of 50 years until his passing on June 11, 1987.
A resident of Richfield Springs since 1958, she came here from Cooperstown. For 48 years she managed the spear department of Sure Catch Company, Richfield Springs, retiring in 1991.
An avid bowler, she bowled with both the Friday night mixed league and the Tuesday night women's league.
Surviving her are three sons and their wives, James K. and Myra Patrick or Richfield Springs, Richard and Carolyn Patrick of West Winfield and Raymond C. and Marilyn Patrick of Richfield Springs; two daughters, Joanne Ward of Richfield Springs and Janice and her husband, DeForest Mulkins of Oneonta; one sister, Mildred Maxim of Riverside, Fla.; 34 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Joan Patrick in 1939, and Joyce Peplinski in December of 1998; two brothers, Stewart and Raymond Conkey.
Funeral service will be on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at 11 a.m. in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 5 West James St., Richfield Springs, with the Rev. John Young officiating. Mrs. Patrick will be placed in the J. Seaton McGrath private receiving vault to await burial in Lakeview Cemetery later this spring.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Richfield Springs Emergency Squad. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Robert F. Schlichting
GRAND GORGE — Robert F. Schlichting, 72, of Frevert Road, Grand Gorge died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the Margaretville Memorial Hospital in Margaretville.
He was born July 28, 1926, in Oyster Bay, the son of Arthur and Catherine (Karlos) Schlichting. He was married to Sheila Phillips.
Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Army during World War II. He had lived in Grand Gorge for the past eight years, moving here from Lindenhurst. For many years he was a heating technician and brick layer and retired in 1992.
Bob was a member of the Stamford American Legion Post No. 1379. He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila, of Grand Gorge; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert F. and Mary Schlichting Jr. of Lindenhurst; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Kevin Prag of Londonderry, N.H.; grandchildren, Renee, Kevin and Andrew; two sisters and a brother. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Janet, and a son, Bryan.
Funeral services and calling hours were held Sunday at the Hall Funeral Home, 142 W. Main St., Stamford, with Millie Sparling, United Methodist Church speaker, officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Bob's memory to the Grand Gorge Rescue Squad, Main Street, Grand Gorge, N.Y. 12434.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Stamford and Grand Gorge.
C. Carl Gray
MERIDALE — C. Carl Gray of Meridale died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.
Carl was born April 24, 1910, in the town of Colchester, the son of Neal Gray and Margaret (Butler) Gray.
Carl married Pauline Emery on Sept. 18, 1937, in the Beaver Kill Methodist Church. Carl and Pauline shared a loving life for over 61 years.
Carl graduated from the Albany Business College in January 1930, and from the New York State Ranger School at Wanakena in 1931. For a time he was the assistant foreman at CCC Camp 80 in Masonville. He was promoted to forestry foreman and transferred to the Hartwick CCC Camp, where he remained until its closing in 1937. While at Hartwick, Carl did many surveying jobs for the state of New York. Among these was the layout of Gilbert Lake State Park.
After their marriage in 1937, the Grays purchased Carl's family's farm on Pilner Hollow near Roscoe. They operated this dairy farm until purchasing and moving their family to a farm near Delhi in 1947. They operated this dairy farm until retiring from farming in 1968.
Carl built a stone house on state Route 28, near Meridale, where they have resided since 1970.
For many years Carl was the fire commissioner of the Meridale Fire Department. He and Pauline have been members of the Empire Geology Club for a longtime.
Carl's noted wit and humor will be sorely missed, especially by his grandchildren who truly believed that he was indeed "The Hardest Working Man in Delaware County."
Carl is survived by his wife, Pauline; three daughters, Martha Robinson of Treadwell, Peggy Shultz of Lowville and Jane Bell of Bel Air, Md.; and a son, Daniel of North Yarmouth, Maine; and their spouses; 11 grandchildren, Robert Lofthouse of Binghamton, Susan Lofthouse of North Hampton, Mass., Michael Shultz of Corning, Joseph Shultz of Lowville, James Shultz of Keyser, W.Va., Timothy Shultz of Waverly, Sara Bell Jehan of Havre De Grace, Md., Eric Bell of Asheville, N.C., and Amy, Meryl and Laura Gray of North Yarmouth, Maine; and a great-grandson, Finnegan Bell. Also surviving are a sister, Ella Bowker of Walton; and a brother, John Gray of Alabama.
He was predeceased by a brother, two sisters and a son-in-law, Merrill Lofthouse Jr.
A memorial service will be held at the Meridale Community Church on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at 1 p.m. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Meridale Rescue Squad, Meridale, N.Y. 13806 in loving memory of Carl Gray.
William P. Gueth
DERBY LINE, Vt. — William P. Gueth, 100, of Michaud Manor, Derby Line, Vt., passed away in Newport, Vt., on Friday, Jan. 15, 1999.
He was born in New York City, on Dec. 6, 1898, the son of Philip and Annie (Fitzgerald) Gueth.
William worked as a lineman for New York Telephone until his retirement in 1964. He moved here from New York City in 1973. He volunteered at North Country Hospital for 14 years until 1988. William was a fourth-degree past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Mystic Rose Council in New York City, a life member of the Knights of Columbus Newport Gibbons Council No. 2285, and a member of the Newport Rotary Club, since 1974.
He lived at Michaud Manor for the past 14 years. On Dec. 6, 1998, he was honored for his 100th birthday at Michaud Manor with many friends and family.
He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Barbara Low of Cooperstown, Mrs. Patricia Place and her husband, Philip, of Derby Line, Vt., and Mrs. Catherine Gregory and her husband, Leonard, of Farmington, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
William was married to the former Barbara Wolanek, who predeceased him in January 1974. William was also predeceased by his brother, Joseph; his sister, Frieda; and a grandson, Peter Place.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Derby Line, Vt., at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ernest Passero S.J. officiating. Spring interment will take place at St. Edward's Cemetery in Derby Line, Vt.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Michaud Manor, care of Rachel Ducharme, Herrick Road, Derby Line, Vt., 05830.
Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Newport, Vt.
Alice V. Poole
SIDNEY — Alice V. "Chee" Poole, 85, of 200 Fox St., Sidney, and formerly of Unadilla, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at The Hospital, Sidney.
She was born Nov. 3, 1913, in West Hempstead, the daughter of Alfred Sr. and Florence (Roberts) Poole.
She served in the WAVES of the United States Navy, during World War II.
She was a 60-year resident of Unadilla, until recently moving to Sidney.
She was an avid reader, golfer, and was always knowledgeable of current events. She enjoyed her travels abroad in China and Italy. She loved nature, gardening, and pets, especially her dog, Molly.
Chee was a former member of the Unadilla Women's Club, a former Girl Scout den mother, a volunteer at the Unadilla Public Library, volunteered countless hours at The Hospital, Sidney, a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Unadilla, and most recently attended the First Presbyterian Church in Unadilla.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Alfred J. Jr. and Ruth Poole of Johnson City; a niece, Betty Vail of Afton; a nephew, James Poole of Alexandria, Va.; a special grandniece, Katherine Vail; and two special grandnephews, Daniel Vail and Mark Poole; also a longtime dear friend, Harlow Titus; and many loving close friends.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at the First Presbyterian Church, Unadilla, with the Rev. Helen Havlik, pastor, officiating. Interment will be later in Melville Cemetery, Melville.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Valley Humane Society, Sidney, or WSKG-TV Public Television, Vestal.
Funeral arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home, Unadilla.
MAMARONECK — Elizabeth M. Barletta died on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, in the Mount Vernon Hospital, Mount Vernon.
She was born June 10, 1909, in Buffalo, the daughter of the late James J. and Ilona (Molnar) Fox.
She grew up on the family farm in South Kortright. Mrs. Barletta was a longtime resident of Mount Vernon. She moved to Mamaroneck 8½ years ago.
Mrs. Barletta worked as a sales clerk for the H.L. Green's in Mount Vernon.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Harry Nardone, later she married Enrico (Richie) Barletta, who died in 1959.
Mrs. Barletta is survived by a daughter, Ilona Aitchison; her husband, William; a daughter-in-law, Harriet Nardone; a brother, Joseph J. Fox; his wife, Patricia; sisters, Margaret Fox, Louise Grant, Rose Eriksen of Oneonta, Mary All and her husband, Ward, of East Meredith, Irene Decker and her husband, John, of Portland, Ore.; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by a son, Harry Nardone Jr. in 1996, and a sister, Helen Sipos, and her husband, Paul.
A funeral Mass was held Jan. 16, 1999, at St. John and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Mamaroneck. Interment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valahalla.