MIDLOTHIAN, VA - Salvatore DiGiacomo, 91, of North Spring Run Road died on Tuesday morning August 8, 2000 in Chippemham Medical Center, Richmond, VA.
He was born on July 16, 1909 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Marco and Philoemena Bevilaqua DiGiacomo. As a young boy Salvatore came to Utica where he lived at the Masonic Home. He graduated from Utica Free Academy and went on to Syracuse University where graduated with a degree in Architecture. On September 2, 1939 he married Wanda Osterhout in the Sarah Hill Wiley Memorial Chapel at Round Lake, NY. For twenty-five years Mr. DiGiacomo worked as an architect for the United States Department of State in various embassy’s, retiring in 1971. A resident of the Washington, DC area since 1942, he and his wife lived in Kensington, MD until 1995 when they moved to Midlothian, VA and have resided there since.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Kensington, MD and a sixty year member of Utica Lodge # 47 F & AM. Mr. DiGiacomo’s greatest pleasure was art, he spent his leisure time painting with pastels and oils doing portraits and landscapes.
Surviving besides his beloved wife of fifty-nine years Wanda are a daughter; Sally and her husband David William Zuck of Midlothian, two grandchildren Captain Jesse William Zuck (US Army) and his wife Stephanie of Oahu, Hawaii, Alice Elizabeth and her husband Patrick Revere of Midlothian, VA several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother Joseph DiGiacomo and two sisters Julia Pennisi and Helen Fernicola.
Funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11:00 AM in J. SEATON McGRATH FUNERAL HOME, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs. The Reverend John Dixon Bartle rector of Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Richfield Springs will officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends one hour prior to the funeral service(10:00 to 11:00 AM). Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Association, 70 East Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60601.
James Duane Duncan
Schenectady - James Duane Duncan, 42, died on September 18, 2000, in Ellis Hospital, Schenectady.
He was born on April 11, 1958 in Ilion, son of Frank Duncan and the late Shirley Slater Duncan. A lifelong area resident, he received his education in the Milford school system. On October 19, 1983 he married Deborah Schultz. He was a mechanic and farmer. For over 16 years he worked for the Drake Farms in Milford. James enjoyed deer hunting and the demolition derbies.
Surviving him are is father Frank Duncan of Schuyler Lake; his wife Deborah, his children, Amy Duncan of Ilion, and James and Nicole; a grandson, Devon James Duncan; 4 brothers and their wives, Steven and Carolyn Duncan, Frank Jr. and Teena Duncan all of Cooperstown, David and Darlene Duncan of Maryland, Joseph and Joyce Duncan of Herkimer; two sisters, Terry Kilts of Milford, Dawn Covey and her husband Fred of Cherry Valley; many aunts, uncles, including a special aunt and uncle Carol and Irving Boyer of Stratford; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs, with the Reverend John Young officiating. Interment will follow in West Winfield Cemetery. Calling hours on Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m
RICHFIELD SPRINGS - John Dziadik, 83, of 7 Timmerman Avenue, St Johnsville, formerly of Tri Town Road Mohawk, died on Wednesday evening, November 1, 2000 in St Johnsville Nursing Home. Born on March 31, 1917 in Seymour, CT, he was a son of the late Frank and Kristina Khowance Dziadik. John was raised and educated in Seymour. He was married to Hilda Elnora Guyer. She passed away on May 14, 1988. For forty-five years he owned and operated the Dziadik Dairy Farm in Mohawk, retiring in 1989. Mr. Dziadik has resided in St Johnsville since 1997. He was a member of the VanHornesville Coop.
Surviving him are a brother Theodore Dziadik of Mohawk, one sister Anna Smagalski of Richfield Springs several nieces and nephews. Beside his wife Hilda he was preceded in death by three brothers; Michael Dziadik, Joseph Dziadik, infant Walter Dziadik, four sisters; Julia Janowitcz, Olga Fox, Helen Miller and Mary Kurkowski.
Funeral service will be on Monday at 10:00 AM in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs. The Reverend William Harkins pastor of the Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs will officiate. Interment will follow in Highland Rural Cemetery, Jordanville. The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to The Community Hospice of Amsterdam or the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Edith R. Empey
Richfield Springs - Edith R. Empey, 93, of Richfield Springs, died on Saturday, November 18, 2000 in Little Falls Hospital. She was born on November 9, 1907 in New York City, daughter of Francis Arnold Stahli of Berne Switzerland and Margaret O'Brien of Dublin, Ireland.
Her love of knowledge, books and lively discussions enriched her work in public and school libraries, her Christian faith and her many traveling adventures in the United States and abroad. She was always there when she was needed.
She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Allen Empey in 1965, brothers Arnold Francis and Charles Geddes Stahli, a sister Janet Merrigan, and a son Charles Clayton McCullough. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Bruce and Sherrie McCullough of Largo, Fl, daughter and son-in-law Barbara Allen and David Elmore of Davenport, son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Jacque Empey, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Brian Stetson, and son and daughter-in-law Michael and Monica Empey all of Richfield Springs. Edith is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.
There will be no formal calling hours. A memorial service for family and friends will be held in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs, on Saturday November 25, 2000 at 1pm. Interment will be at Crown Hill Memorial Park, New Hartford next spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Richfield Springs Bible Church, Church Street, Richfield Springs, NY 13439, or the Jordanville Public Library, PO Box 44, Jordanville, NY 13361. Edith found joy in both of these places.
John C. Everson
Cooperstown - John C. Everson, 89, of Woodside Hall, formerly of Walnut Street Richfield Springs, died on Thursday morning, December 14, 2000 in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
He was born on October 3, 1911 in New York City, a son of the late Peter and Theodora Smith Everson. Raised and educated in Lynnhurst, NJ on October 1, 1938 he married Alice M. Geary in Lynnhurst. He proudly served our country during WW II from October 25, 1943 and was honorably discharged on March 25, 1946. He and his family had lived in Wayne, NJ until 1973 when they moved to Richfield Springs. He had worked as a building contractor for private homes and for 10 years as a real estate agent for the Kinnelon Realty in New Jersey. While living in New Jersey he was a member of the Star Spangled BarberShop Quartet of East Rutherford and for many years couched little league baseball.
John was a loving and devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alice; a daughter and her husband Alice and Ronald Wellenstein of Springfield Center; grandchildren, Stacey Willemsen Barnett and her husband Christopher of Boston, MA, Kim Barnes and her husband Dean of Little Falls, Karen Wellenstein of Herkimer and Renee Wellenstein of Danbury CT; great-grandchildren, Callen Barnett, Jessica, Geoffrey, Brett and Corey Barnes; several nieces and nephews.
The family will be present in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 p.m. to receive relatives and friends. A prayer service will follow with Pastor Ronald Woudenberg. Memorial donations may be made to the Richfield Springs Bible Church Youth program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Mona K. Feliciano
Jordanville - Mona K. Feliciano, 63, of Jordanville Road, died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening October 18, 2000 in Little Falls Hospital.
She was born on September 4, 1937 in Queens, NY daughter of the late William and Florence Bunting Broderick. She was raised and educated in Queens where she graduated High School. Her first marriage was to Fred deNeufville. She later married Rafael Feliciano in Utica. Mona and Rafael came to Richfield Springs in 1971 when they purchased the Sunshine Inn Restaurant and resort cabins on Route 20. They owned and operated the Inn until 1979 moving to Jordanville. Mona enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and a game of scrabble with her friends.
Surviving are her husband Rafael, two sons, William deNeufville of Long Island, Thomas Feliciano and his companion Adaire Holtz of Utica; two daughters, Christine Feliciano and her companion Feriance Ensley-Lanier of Ilion, Linda deNeufville of Coney Island, step children, Rafael, Daniel, Vivian and Marian; a brother, Robert Broderick of Jamaica, NY and nineteen grandchildren.
Funeral service will be on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs, with Sister Patricia Woolheater, Community Director of St. Joseph's Church, Richfield Springs officiating. The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends one hour prior to the service (from 1-2 p.m.)
atricia Greenlee Parese
RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Patricia Greenlee Parese, 50, of Prospect Street, died on Sunday afternoon September 17, 2000 in her home with her loving family by her side, after a courageous 10 year battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Little Falls Hospital on August 6, 1950, daughter of Robert and Katherine Silvernail Greenlee. Patricia was raised educated in Dolgeville and went on to Houghton graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education. She began her teaching career in Cooperstown Central School district as a music teacher. Later teaching fourth grade, sixth grade and kindergarten. On August 19, 1972 she married Gary Parese in Dolgeville. Patricia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend whose life revolved around her family. She was a kind, caring and non-judgmental person who always brought peace and love into other peoples lives. She was a woman of great spirit and faith. A musically talented individual who’s spirit will always live on. Her family and friends loved her and will deeply miss her.
Surviving beside her husband of 28 years, Gary and her parents Katherine and Robert Greenlee of Dolgeville are one son Errin and his wife Crystal Parese of Gilbertsville; her daughter Kate Parese of Richfield Springs; a sister, Pamela Cali and her husband Joseph of Argyle, NY. Also surviving are her mother and father-in-law Rose and Tom Parese; sister-in-law Bonnie and Gary Kirchofer all of Dolgeville, and Lauren Parese of Westmoreland also surviving are nieces and nephews, Jessica and Buz Davis of Cincinnati, OH, Jeff and Denise Kirchofer of Fort Hood, TX, Gregg Kirchofer of Toledo, OH, Kristen and Kevin Wieszenski of Gloversville.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at 7:00pm in the Mohawk Methodist Church. The Rev. Deborah Wollaber pastor will officiate.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Patricia Parese Scholarship fund in care of Richfield Springs Central Schools. Envelopes will be available at the memorial service. Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.
William R. Carter
William R. Carter, birth November 4, 1927, in Oswego, NY.
Bill Carter, 73, of East Springfield, died at his home of natural causes on September 20, 2001.
Predeceased by his parents, Helen Rathbun and Charles Carter; sisters, Anita Carter, Elizabeth Archer, Mildred Duffy, and Florence Garling; and his brothers, Wendell Carter and John Carter. Two brothers, Benjamin Carter, of Deland, FL and James Carter, of Liverpool, NY survive him.
He married Laura McShane on September 2, 1950. Their four children, Daniel R. Carter, resides in Little Falls, NY, with his son, Dillon Andrew Carter, Wendell Scott Carter, his wife, Cynthia and their sons, Calvin, Christopher and William Cameron Carter, of Woodson Terrace, MO, Andrew E. Carter, of Ventura, CA and Laura J. Sikkema and her children, Amanda, Ashley and Lucas Sikkema, of Springfield Center.
He was a veteran serving the Navy in WW II. He retired from Beechnut, Canajoharie. He was an artist that enjoyed building and creating as well as painting. He enjoyed playing cards and loved the outdoors and nature. During his life, he contributed time to help the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield and the Glimmerglass Opera House.
The family will be present in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs to receive relatives and friends on Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will take place on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield. The Reverend Susan Burdsall, Pastor will officiate. Memory donations may be made to the Springfield First Responders with the Springfield Fire Department.
WEST WINFIELD - Elsie DeBoer age 68 of Brace Road passed away on Sunday morning October 7, 2001 in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
She was born on July 1, 1933 in Caldwell, New Jersey, daughter of the late Richard and Tietje Stienstra Falkena. Elsie was raised and educated in New Jersey. On May 4, 1951 she married Clarence DeBoer in Goshen. A blessed union of thirty-seven years until his passing in 1987. For thirty-five years she and her husband owned and operated their own dairy farm in East Springfield, retiring in 1987.
She had a strong belief in God and lived a devoted Christian life. She was a very active member of the Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Richfield. She was one of the founders of the church, the church school and was a councilor with GEMS. To all that knew her they will remember her warm smile and friendly way with people.
Surviving her are a son; Kenneth and his wife Andrea DeBoer of West Winfield, three daughters; Nancy and her husband Gerald Zupruk of Bethlehem, PA, Peggy and her husband John VanWieren of West Winfield, Heidi DeBoer of West Winfield, four sisters; Ruth Wheeler and, Jennie Mikulski both of Middletown, Lois Zungia of Tucson, AZ, Linda Knoppers of Alberta Canada, eleven grandchildren; Rachel DeBoer, Brian and David Zupruk, Amy, Sarah, Julie and Samuel DeBoer, Dawn, Kristen Debbie and Elsja VanWieren, four great grandchildren; Jesse, Dustin, Naomi and Lily, many nieces, nephews and several cousins.
Funeral service will be on Tuesday at 11:00 AM in Trinity Christian Reformed Church; Richfield Springs with Pastor Kenneth Prol officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Cemetery. The family will be present in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs to receive relatives and friends on Monday (today) from 4:00 until 7:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Richfield Springs. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Gertrude Shaw Forster
Cedarville - Punta Gorda, FL – Gertrude Shaw Forster, 87, died on Saturday October 6, 2001, in Bassett Healthcare Cooperstown.
She was born on August 21, 1914, in Passaic, NJ, the daughter of the late Lemuel and Matilda Ringelman Winchell. Raised and educated in New Jersey, she graduated from Montclair State University with a BA degree in Math Education. For over 35 years she taught math in the middle school systems in New Jersey and Connecticut, retiring in 1970. She resided in Connecticut until 1979, retiring to Florida in the winter months and spending summer months in Cedarville.
Life has many changes, with a new beginning on the horizon in 1985 she married Wilfred "Bill" Forster in Punta Gorda. Theirs was a renewed friendship for they had known each other since she was fifteen years old. Together they traveled throughout the country and abroad. They shared a devoted union of love, compassion, and understanding. Gertrude had a giving personality. Her love and friendship was shown in countless ways planting seed of hope and encouragement to friends and family.
She was a member of the Friendship Methodist Church Punta Gorda and the Peoples Undenominational Church of Cedarville, Montclair State University Alumni Phi Bata Kappa, and a volunteer with V.I.P.
Surviving besides her beloved husband Bill are her sister-in-laws and their families, Blance Shaw of Suffield CT, Lorraine Blair of Punta Gorda, a niece, Janis Bain of Wayne, NJ, and a special friend, Julia Solisky of Cedarville.
Funeral service was on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the Peoples Undenominational Church of Cedarville, with Pastor David Schlaegel officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Peoples Undenominational Church of Cedarville, 131 Cedarville Road, Ilion, NY 13357
Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.