EDMESTON — Eleanor Brooks (Nonie) Burlingham, 50, of Pathfinder Village, Edmeston, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at M.I. Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
She was born on Aug. 19, 1948, a daughter of the late Robert G. and Eleanor F. Burlingham of Suffern.
Nonie was a resident of the Otsego School in Edmeston until 1980, when she moved to the newly built Pathfinder Village. There she was beloved by friends, family and staff alike who will remember her warmth and kindness, her sense of humor and her indomitable will. She was a gentle woman who enjoyed country music, flowers, basketball and socializing. Everyone was her friend.
She is survived by her brothers, Will Burlingham of Madison, Wis., and Bo Burlingham of Cambridge, Mass.; and her sisters, Dr. Nell Burlingham of New York and Caroline Ellis of Minneapolis, Minn.
She was a special aunt to Mark, Brad and Scott Burlingham of Madison, Wis., Kate Burlingham of New York City, Jake Burlingham of San Francisco, Calif., and John and Suzanne Ellis of Concord, Mass.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at the Morgan-Jackson All Faiths Chapel at Pathfinder Village, Edmeston, with the Rev. Paul Towers officiating. Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert G. and Eleanor F. Burlingham Memorial Fund at Pathfinder Village, RR 1, Box 32A, Edmeston, N.Y. 13335-9798.
Arrangements are by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Evelyn Jeanette Beach, 76, of Gainesville, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at her home.
She was born in Oneonta. She came to Gainesville, Fla., 43 years ago from Durham, N.C.
She worked in Duke Hospitals Department of Pathology, and retired from the University of Florida's Statistics Department.
Mrs. Beach was an avid sports fan and a wonderful mother who dedicated her life to her children.
She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Cozad of Lenexa, Kan., and Laurie Tennant of Carrollton, Ga.; son, Robby Beach of Gainesville, Fla.; and sister, Doris Colleer of Santee, Calif.
Funeral arrangements are by the Williams-Thomas Funeral Home, Gainesville, Fla.
RENO, Nev. — Frances (Slawson) Dahlberg, formerly of the Oneonta area, passed away at the Washoe Medical Center, Reno, Nev., on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
She was born June 13, 1915 in the town of Franklin, the daughter of G. Frank and Florence (Fisher) Slawson. She married Frank Dahlberg, who predeceased her.
She had lived in the west for many years.
She is survived by three sisters, Cora Belden of Auburn, Ala., Jeannette Bradshaw of Scotia and Jeanne Bryden of Oneonta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Laverne and Peggy Slawson of Franklin and Lawrence and Jean Slawson of Farmingdale, N.J.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, Lynn, George, Clifford and Ralph, as well as two brothers-in-law, Charles Belden and Robert Bradshaw.
She was laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Denver, Colo.
Lewelyn `Pete' Barton
ONEONTA — Lewelyn "Pete" Barton, 82, of Oneonta died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20, 1999, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Pittsfield on March 21, 1916, the son of George and Mabel (Pittsley) Barton.
Pete married Lois LaClair on June 1, 1940, in Oneonta. They were married for 43 years till her death on Oct. 9, 1983.
Pete was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe.
He was a member of the Oneonta American Legion Post, member and past president of the Oneonta Sportsman Club, and an avid bowler in different leagues in the area for more than 30 years.
Pete worked for Barrett's Black Topping, which later became Allied Chemical.
He is survived by a son, James Barton of Oneonta; a granddaughter, Jennifer Barton; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Barton of Sherburne; one brother, Harry Barton of Oneonta; and a stepfather, Earl Tripp of Zephyrhills, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Mel Farmer, pastor of the River Street Baptist Church, officiating. Mr. Barton will be placed in the Bookhout private burial vault to await burial in the spring at Oneonta Plains Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta and Otego.
Malcolm K. Bruce
MOUNT UPTON — Malcolm K. Bruce, 70, of Mount Upton died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Albany Medical Center, Albany.
He was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Williston, Vt., the son of M. Clark and Lucy (Kenyon) Bruce.
He was married to Rena Fortune on Oct. 10, 1950, in Richmond, Vt.
He served in the United States Marine Corps. from 1945-1947.
He was a good husband and father and will be dearly missed. He also was a hard worker and had a great love for animals.
He was a retired truck driver for Ashland Oil Co. of Columbus, Ohio. He has been a resident of Mount Upton since 1992, having previously lived in Shelton, Conn.
Mr. Bruce is survived by his wife, Rena Bruce of Mount Upton; a son, William Bruce of Unadilla; three daughters, Barbara Sickul of Victorville, Calif., Julie Constantino of Oxford, Conn., and Robin Gonzales of Milford, Conn.; two brothers, Elliot Bruce of Seymour, Conn. and M. Clark Bruce Jr. of Williston, Vt.; three sisters, Hilda Myers and Anna Degree of Williston, Vt. and Mary La Bounty of Essex, Vt.; also six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At the request of Mr. Bruce, there will be no services or calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home, Unadilla.
A. Raymond Crandall
STUART, Fla. — A. Raymond Crandall, 90, of Stuart, Fla., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, in the Emerald Health Care Center, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
He was a native of Oneonta and had been a resident of Stuart, Fla., for the past two years.
He was a member of Elm Park United Methodist Church in Oneonta.
He was employed with Mobile Oil for 33 years in Oneonta and Sidney.
Survivors include his wife, Alta Crandall of Stuart, Fla.; a son, D. Wayne Crandall of Niverville; and a grandson.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Wallace & White Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart, Fla.
Arline B. Crocker
DELHI — Arline B. Crocker, 77, of Delhi died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at home.
She was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Antofagasta, Chile, South America, the daughter of William M. and Otilia Mieres Brower.
She married John D. Crocker on Jan 2, 1943, in Belon, Texas.
Mrs. Crocker worked as a secretary for the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. during World War II.
In 1950, she graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor University. She was a member for several years on the Delaware Academy School Board and served as president.
She is survived by her loving husband, John D. Crocker; two daughters, Ann Crocker of Sosiak, Fla. and Amy Crocker Rossetti of Reading, Pa.; three granddaughters; and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Kelly of Florida and Mrs. Estelle Smith of Texas.
A memorial service will take place in the spring at the United Ministry of Delhi Church. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery, Delhi.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the United Ministry of Delhi Church.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, 131 Main St., Delhi.
Ryan M. Dieterle
NISKAYUNA — Mr. Ryan M. Dieterle, 26, of Niskayuna and formely of Cherry Valley, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Albany Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born June 4, 1972, in Cooperstown, the son of Walter and Virginia (Ryan) Dieterle.
Ryan was a 1990 graduate of Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School, and a 1994 graduate of Ithaca College, where he received a bachelor's degree in communications. While at college he also studied at the Ithaca College London Center in London, England, and traveled throughout much of Europe.
He was employed as a television news producer of WTEN, Channel 10 in Albany, until his illness disabled him.
Ryan is survived by his parents, Walter and Virginia Dieterle of Cherry Valley; a sister, Meegan Stacy, and her daughter, Erin Stacy of Cherry Valley; his partner, Hans Riedel of Niskayuna; his grandmothers, June Dieterle of Schenectady and Rita Ryan of Cherry Valley; aunts and uncles, Bill and Pam Ryan of Cherry Valley, Eileen Ferris of Syracuse, Charles and Judy Dieterle of Lemon Grove, Calif., June Robinson of Maryland, Holly Griffiths of Albany, Lester and Beth Dieterle of Ballston Spa, Catherine and Vic Snyder of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Agnes Morton of Cooperstown; cousins, Heather and Kelly Ryan, Colin and Nolan Ferris, Jenny and Steve Dieterle, Alisa and Scott Griffiths, Karen, Kyle, Kristen and Kate Dieterle, Sarah and Adam Frasier, Michelle Prescott and Nancy Morton.
Cremation took place at the Leatherstocking Crematory Inc., Cherry Valley.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at 7 p.m. at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley, with Mr. Lyman Johnson, officiating. There will be no public calling hours.
Ryan had a great love for cats and has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory be made to the Susquehanna SPCA, Cooperstown, N.Y.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Louis E. Doring
TREADWELL — Louis E. Doring, 70, of Case Hill Road died Saturday morning, Feb. 20, 1999, at his home after a strong battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 20, 1928, at Parshall Hospital in Oneonta, the son of the late Frank and Minnie (Tuller) Doring.
Louis lived in Treadwell his whole life and graduated from A.L. Kellogg High School.
He owned and operated the family farm and was an inspector of export lumber for the Department of Agriculture. Louis was a former member of the Oneonta Moose Club, and served on the Treadwell Fire Department and two years on the Franklin Planning Board.
Louis is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Jeff Taggart of Sidney Center; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Judy Doring of Treadwell; eight grandchildren, Jeannine George, Brian, Loanne and Brad Taggart, Tiffany, Troy, Tara and Trevor Doring; two great-grandchildren, Kailee Pantala Taggart and Emily George; one godchild, Star Banner; a sister, Elfie Wheeler of Sidney; and a very loving companion of 22 years, Jan Ackley of Treadwell; and several nieces and cousins.
Respecting Louis' personal wishes, there will be no funeral service.
Jan Ackley and the Doring family will receive friends at Louis' home on the corner of Case Hill and Jackson Hill Road in Treadwell, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy in Louis' memory may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta and Otego.
Elmer R. Miller
OTEGO — Elmer R. Miller, 67, of Otego died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.
He was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Otego, the son of Fields and Lulu (White) Miller.
He was a United States Army Korean War veteran, where he served as a medic.
He was an Otego area resident for most of his life.
Elmer was the maintenance supervisor at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
He was a former Bainbridge volunteer fireman. Elmer enjoyed fishing, hunting and basketball.
Elmer is survived by two daughters, Betty Krajcovic of Otego and Brenda Davis of Milford; one son, Robert Strong of Unadilla; three sisters, Lillie Littlewood of Morris, Marion Cotten of Milford and Mable Corbin of Hobart; six grandchildren, Melissa Krajcovic, Terry, Jeffrey and Catherine Davis and Gregory and Vanessa Strong; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, father and two brothers, George and John Miller.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the Heller Funeral Home, 10 Arch St., Schenevus, with the Rev. Richard Elder, pastor of the Hobart United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla in the spring. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. with the family in attendance from 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made in memory of Elmer to the Otego Fire Department, River Street, Otego, N.Y. 13825.
Funeral arrangements are by Heller Funeral Home, 10 Arch St., Schenevus.
MARGARETVILLE — Anthony O'Brien, 69, of Glen Acres, Margaretville died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville.
He was born Sept. 28, 1929, in New York City, the son of John O'Brien and Rose Marie Cullen.
He married Isabelle Johnson in 1953, in New York City.
He was a self-employed electrical contractor. He lived for more than 30 years in the Margaretville area.
He is survived by his wife, Isabelle O'Brien of Margaretville; two brothers, Dennis and Andrew; two sisters, Florence and Margaret; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, with the Rev. Dr. George Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in the Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury. Calling hours will be Wednesday morning prior to the service, 9 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m.
Arrangements are by the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.