PITTSFIELD — Frank Bruni, 51, of Pittsfield, N.Y., died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, in Cooperstown, N.Y.
He was born May 17, 1949, in Ravenna, Italy, son of Ubaldo and Alina (Josuveit) Bruni. His childhood was spent in Italy and Queens, N.Y.
Frank married Maureen Bickerton on Feb. 21, 1970.
He owned a hardware store in South New Berlin and Sherburne and was also a salesman for Banjo Radio Group.
Frank was an avid follower of the stock market and his children were his great pride.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Christopher F. Bruni of Pittsfield, James H. Bruni of Auburn and Kelley Ann Bruni of Albany; his mother; one brother and his wife, Bruno and Marie Bruni of Oneonta; three aunts, Meta Lipkis, Anna Bannoli and Marie Tombini Bruni; two uncles, Otto Josuveit and Silvano Saviottil; cousins, Vida Lipkis and William Josuveit; and nieces, Linda, Michelle and Christine.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin, with the Rev. Beverly Butler of the First United Methodist Church, New Berlin, officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin.
Calling hours are Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Society.
HOBART — Grace M. Orlowski, 77, of Hobart Township, died at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000.
She was born April 27, 1923, in Jefferson, N.Y., the daughter of Harry and Mabel (Reed) Wright.
Mrs. Orlowski was a housewife and mother in her own home.
She was married to the Frederick J. Orlowski Sr. on June 3, 1945, in Stamford, N.Y. He died April 30, 1980.
She is survived by two sons, Frederick J. and Joyce Orlowski Jr. of Stamford, and Thomas B. and Paula Orlowski of Davenport, N.Y.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mae Reed of Stamford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Stamford Cemetery, Stamford, with Pastor Elliot Oakes officiating. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart.
Katherine M. Bolles
ONEONTA — Katherine M. Bolles, 102, of Oneonta, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at the Oneonta Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on Nov. 25, 1898, in Liberty, the daughter of Adam and Josephine (Mittelholzer) Ellmauer.
She married John C. Bolles on June 26, 1926, in St. Mary's Church, Oneonta. He died on July 29, 1969.
For many years, Katherine worked in several area homes as a private housekeeper.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church and its Rosary Society.
She is survived by several nieces; a son-in-law, William Ruff of Andes; and a sister-in-law, Frances Ellmauer of Oneonta.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Anne Bolles Ruff.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Oneonta, with the Rev. Robert Longobucco, associate pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
Friends may call on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until departing for church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's School Building Fund.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
MOUNT VISION — George C. Frederick, departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000.
He served his country during World War II under the command of' Gen. George Patton, receiving citations for conspicuous service with his unit.
He rode in rodeos with greats like Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
After the war, he became a member of the Teamsters, working in construction in Ramapo County.
He worked locally at the Otesaga Hotel for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Anne; a brother, Louie; four stepchildren; three daughters-in-law; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In accordance with George's wishes, he was cremated.
A memorial service at Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown will take place Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John C. Young officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m., at which time the family will be in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of donations may be made to the New York State Home for Veterans, 4211 State Highway 220, Oxford, N.Y. 13830-4305.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Dorothy J. Woudenberg, 68, of County Highway 24, passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 15, 2000, in Faxton Hospital, Utica.
She was born on May 19, 1932, in Angola, Portuguese South Africa, daughter of the late Cornelius and Olive Bettel Pontier. Dorothy's parents were missionaries in South Africa. She was educated in African schools and later in Zelwood, Fla., where she graduated high school.
She married John C. Woudenberg on Nov. 25, 1952, in Passaic, N.J. They moved from Wycoff, N.J., to Richfield Springs in 1967.
She worked as a sales representative for the New York Telephone Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1991.
A member of the Richfield Springs Bible Church, she was active in many of their groups and activities.
Surviving besides her husband, John, of 48 years are two sons, the Rev. Ronald Woudenberg and his wife Sherry, of Penn Yan, Robert Woudenberg and his wife, Jacqueline, of Ilion; a sister; Joye and her husband, Alfred Miller, of Richfield Springs,; five grandchildren, Rebekah, Timothy and Abigail Woudenberg of Penn Yan and Jacob and Emily Woudenberg of Ilion; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Richfield Springs Bible Church with the Rev. Ronald Woudenberg and the Rev. Duane Durand officiating.
Burial will be next spring in the Twilight Rest Cemetery, Monticello.
The family will be present in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home to receive relatives and friends on Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. (one hour prior to the funeral service) in the Richfield Springs Bible Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Leukemia Society or the Richfield Springs Bible Church Youth Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
John C. Everson
COOPERSTOWN — John C. Everson, 99, of Woodside Hall, formerly of Walnut Street Richfield Springs, died on Thursday morning, Dec. 14, 2000, in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
He was born on Oct. 3, 1911, in New York City, a son of the late Peter and Theodora Smith Everson. He was raised and educated in Lynnhurst, N.J., and on Oct. 1, 1938, he married Alice M. Geary in Lynnhurst.
He proudly served our country during WW II from Oct. 25, 1943, until his honorable discharge on March 25, 1946.
He and his family lived in Wayne, N.J., until 1973 when they moved to Richfield Springs.
He 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 Wellenstein Barnett and her husband, Christopher, of Boston, Mass., Kim Barnes and her husband, Dean, of Little Falls, Karen Wellenstein of Herkimer and Renee Wellenstein of Danbury, Conn.; great-grandchildren, Callen Barnett and Jessica, Geoffrey, Brett and Corey Barnes; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will be present in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. to receive relatives and friends. A prayer service will follow with the Rev. Ronald Woudenberg.
Memorial donations may be made to the Richfield Springs Bible Church Youth Program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
DAMARISCOTTA, MAINE — Suzanne Randolph Schaer, 78, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine.
Sue was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Bennington, Vt., the daughter of Harry and Edna Battey Coffin.
She grew up in Lowville, N.Y., and attended local schools, continuing her education at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., graduating in the Class of 1944.
In 1948, she married Dr. William G. Schaer Jr., and they lived in Cherry Valley, N.Y., where she assisted him in his veterinary practice. In 1972, they moved to Waldoboro, Maine, and it has been her home ever since.
She was a member of the Waldoboro Women's Club and the Waldoboro Garden Club. She volunteered at the Lincoln Home in Newcastle, at the Waldoboro Library and with the American Red Cross in both New York and Maine, and she was on the PTA in Cherry Valley.
She will be remembered as a kind and caring person who was always there for her family and friends.
She is predeceased by her husband, Dr. William G. Schaer Jr. (1986).
She is survived by her daughters, Ann R. Schaer of Waldoboro, Maine, and Amanda S. Coffin of New Britain, Conn.; son, Stephen D. Schaer and his wife, Sheree, of Camden, Maine; sister, Elizabeth Fountain, of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Kristen E. and Matthew D. Schaer of Camden, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.
A gathering in Sue's memory will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at her home on the Old County Route in Waldoboro.
Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home of Waldoboro.
ONEIDA — Frances Linnaberry, 92, of Creek Road, formerly of Milford, N.Y., passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Crouse Community Center, Morrisville, N.Y.
She was born Feb. 27, 1908, in Stillwater, N.Y., the daughter of Henry and Pearl (Phillips) Force.
On Dec. 26, 1929, Frances married Lawrence W. Linnaberry in Half Moon. They lived in Oneonta until 1938, when they moved to Milford. She was a member of the Milford Methodist Church.
Frances was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, in 1989, and by her daughter, Marie, in 1991.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Archie and Susan Linnaberry of Oneida, N.Y., and Kim and Colleen Linnaberry of Boca Raton, Fla.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at the time of burial in the spring at the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made in her memory to the Senior Meals Program, c/o Prestige Services Inc., 170 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Cedar Street, Morrisville.
Elizabeth L. Gilmer
FRANKLIN — Elizabeth L. Gilmer, 102, of Franklin, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at the Delaware County Countryside Care Center in Delhi after a brief illness.
She was born May 25, 1898, in Thonybank, Scotland, to James and Elizabeth (Conway) Shields.
She married William Gilmer on June 30, 1930. He died in 1964.
Mrs. Gilmer was a housewife and a longtime resident of New Jersey, having moved to the Oneonta area in 1990.
She was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in New Jersey.
She is survived by two sons, William of North Franklin, N.Y., and James of Succasunna, N.J.; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family and burial will be later in Ouleout Valley Cemetery in Franklin.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Helen F. Friend
ROXBURY — Helen F. Friend, 102, formerly of Roxbury, died Dec. 15, 2000, at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home, North Falmouth, Mass.
She was born on April 29, 1898, in Weehawken, N.J., the daughter of Thomas Fitzsimmons and Lillian Rothwell.
She married William Friend on Nov. 24, 1947, in New Jersey. He died May 11, 1982.
She was a homemaker in her own home in Roxbury, and in the later years in Massachusetts. She was a member of Our Lady Good Counsel Church in Roxbury.
Helen is survived by several nieces.
Funeral and Committal prayers will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, with the Very Rev. Robert H. Purcell officiating.
Arrangements are by the Miller Funeral Home, Main Street, Roxbury.
Eleanor P. Holden
ARKVILLE — Eleanor P. Holden, 74, of Arkville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Margaretville Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 25, 1926, in the Salvation Army Hospital, Spokane, Wash., the daughter of John R. Steinke and Sarah Little.
She married Kenneth L. Holden on June 16, 1946, in Spokane, Wash. He passed away March 3, 1993.
She had worked as a clerk at the Arkville Post Office. From 1962 to 1975, she operated Ricci's Restaurant in Arkville. She was a sales representative for Cherry Valley Monument Co. and Cemetery Memorials, owned by Mel Collins, Walton. She was the co-owner of The Treasure Box in Arkville. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Margaretville and worked on the Arkville Community Fair committee.
Her great interest was lawn sales. She will be remembered as a loving and dedicated mother and a friend to all in the community.
Eleanor is survived by one daughter, Diana Becker of Cobleskill; three sons, Barry Holden of Oneonta, Steven Holden of Parker, Colo., and Kyle Holden of Arkville; four grandchildren, Erin Becker, Caley Holden, Ashlee Holden and Alex Holden; one sister, Dorothy Steinke of Spokane, Wash.; two brothers, John Steinke, P.h.D., of Australia, Dr. Charles Steinke of California; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Michael Holden, on Sept. 27, 1950.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, with the Rev. Dr. George Carpenter officiating.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hynes Funeral Home.
Committal will be private at a later date.
Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at Margaretville Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are by the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.