BLOOMVILLE — William C. McIntosh, 61, of Bloomville, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.
He was born in Bloomville Oct. 9, 1939, the son of Harry and Betty (Scutt) McIntosh and was a lifelong resident,
On June 25, 1961, he married Joyce Lewis of Delhi.
He was a livestock dealer with his father for more than 40 years, owned and operated his own trucking business and was a former butcher. Bill was an avid outdoor sportsman, having a love for hunting and fishing, auctions and card playing. He was a graduate of South Kortright Central School, a member of the Bloomville Fire Department and had played on the Ideal Gardens softball team.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Lewis of Delhi; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Kim McIntosh of Bloomville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Debra and Chris Wheeler of South Kortright and Darlene McIntosh of Bloomville; four sisters, JoAnn Bower, Joyce Rockefeller, Janice Beken, all of Bloomville, and Jane McIntosh-Martin of Davenport; three grandchildren, Bobby, Bryon and Taylor Komosinski; a sister-in-law, Beverly McIntosh of South Kortright; two aunts, an uncle and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A brother, Robert McIntosh, predeceased him.
Funeral services will take place Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart, with Elder Edwin Retallick of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating.
Calling hours will be at the funeral home today, Dec. 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The family will be in attendance for the evening hours.
Burial will be in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Bloomville.
Contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the American Diabetic Association, Central New York Chapter, 1508 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart.
Charles C. Dann
OXFORD — Charles C. Dann, 86, of Oxford and formerly of Sidney, passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the NYS Veterans Home, Oxford, N.Y.
He was born Sept. 26, 1914, the son of Elmer J. and Minnie Curtis Dann Sr. in Sidney.
He married Elizabeth Dann on Nov. 26, 1936 in Mount Upton, N.Y. She predeceased him on June 4, 1999.
He graduated from Sidney High School the Class of 1931. In 1954, Mr. and Mrs. Dann began growing and hybridizing gladiolas. They became well-known in the growers' circle throughout the country. In 1972, they received the honor of winning the World Grand Champion award in Toronto, Canada. They hybridized the Empire State Glad.
Mr. Dann was employed by E.C.D. of Bendix, Sidney, He was a machinist inspector when he retired in 1976 after 40 years. After retirement, he was courier for the Sidney Federal Credit Union. Mr. Dann was a past member of the Sidney Masonic Lodge #801 F.&A.M., as well as a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Sidney. He was a life member and former captain of the Sidney Fire Department — Phelps Hose Co. No. 1. Mr. Dann was also a police officer for the village of Unadilla from 1970-1979. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and trapping.
He is survived by two sons, Robert J. Dann of Oneonta and Willard C. Dann of Sidney; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca "Becky" and David Liedy of Sidney; six grandchildren, Lisa L. Dam of Cornwall, Conn., Michelle Stewart of Industry, Penn., Melinda Livingston of Sidney, Julia L, Dann of Minneapolis, Minn., Michael D. Liedy of Sidney and Elizabeth H. Liedy of Sidney; four great-grandchildren, Carly and Jilleen Livingston and Andrew and Jeffrey D. Stewart; and sister-in-law, Martha Dann of Sidney.
A daughter, Margaret Dann, and brother, Elmer Dann, also predecease Charles.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Sidney, at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. James Vargo, pastor, will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church or the Sidney Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are under the direction of C. H. Landers Inc., Sidney.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After a lengthy illness, Dale Saint John Chamberlin died on Nov. 4, 2000, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo.
He was born Jan. 28, 1931, in Sidney, N.Y., to Edwin and Clare Sands Chamberlin. During his high school days he played with several local dance bands. After graduation from Unadilla High School, he attended Hartwick College on a music scholarship until his enlistment in the Air Force in 1950.
He married Muriel Eldridge, a Unadilla schoolmate, in Montgomery, Ala., on Sept. 7, 1952. She predeceased him in 1997.
In 1958, he moved to Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. He played in the United States Air Force Concert Band and in the Airmen of Note Dance Band. He transferred in 1962 to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where he was chief writer and arranger for the Air Force Academy Concert Band and the Falconaires Dance Band.
After retirement from the Air Force in 1971, Dale enrolled in Colorado Technical College and graduated with honors. For many years he played at the Broadmoor Hotel with various bands. He was a member of the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society.
He is survived by his two daughters, Paula West and Lisa Humble; and five grandchildren Caleb, Paul and Keirsten Turner, Jacob West and Estelle Humble, all of Limon, Colo.
Surviving siblings are Alice Meeker of Otego, Mary Prentice and Roger Chamberlin of Harpswell, Maine, William Chamberlin of Plano, Texas, and Howard Chamberlin of Sidney.
Memorial services were held at the Black Forest Community Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Donna F. Fissette
NEWCOMB — Donna F. Fissette, 60, died peacefully in her sleep, at her home in Newcomb, after a long illness. Her husband of 39 years, Roger W. Fissette, was with her.
She was born March 12, 1940, in Oneonta, the daughter of Curtis and Mildred Scutt Upright. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Clarence "Uppy" Upright.
Donna and her husband owned and operated the Wayside Inn in Newcomb for many years until its closing in September of 1991.
Donna was active in many organizations, including the Women of the Moose, Oneonta, and the Newcomb Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. This year, she was honored by the Newcomb Lions Club as Citizen of the Year for her excellent service as dispatcher for the Newcomb Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad for the past 20 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean Miner and her husband, Mark, of Newcomb, Terrie Deloria and her husband, Shane, of Westminster, Colo., and Eleanor Yandon and her husband, Michel, of Newcomb; one son, Roger W. Fissette Jr., and his wife, Cathy, of Fort Edward, N.Y.; a foster daughter, Dee Newkirk, and her husband, John, of Stillwater; three sisters, Eleanor Wheeler of Oneonta, Doris Johnston of Sidney and Carol Goedell of Florida; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at St. Therese's Cemetery in the spring.
The family suggests memorials in the form of donations to the Newcomb Rescue Squad in her memory.
Wilma I. Martin
SIDNEY — Wilma I. Martin, 75, of Sidney, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000 at the NYS Veteran's Home, Oxford, N.Y.
She was born Oct. 13, 1925, the daughter of the late Edward and Theresa Jaycox Weeks in Sanford, N.Y.
She married Edwin B. Martin on May 17, 1946, in New York City; he predeceased her on Jan. 10, 1983.
She was employed as a manager of the deli at the Super Duper in Walton, N.Y., when she retired in 1990.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Anita Martin of Saratoga Springs, Danny and Gayle Martin of Bainbridge and Jon Martin of Potsdam; six daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Richard Drotar of Sidney, Nancy Martin of Sidney, Jill and Joel Blincoe of Harpursville, Helen Martin of Unadilla, Jeanne Martin of Dryden and Mari Ruff and Leon Crandall of Plymouth; two sisters, Helen Siler of Houston, Texas, and Betty Goulette of Deposit; one brother, Lawrence Weeks of Sidney; eleven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at 2 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Dr. David Wood, of the West Bainbridge Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Laurel Banks Cemetery, Deposit, in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at the NYS Veteran's Home, 4211 State Highway 220, Oxford, N.Y. 13830-4305.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Inc. Sidney.
Annis H. Hillis
DeLancey — Annis H. Hillis, 98, of DeLancey, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at the Delaware County Countryside Care, Delhi, N.Y. Arrangements are pending with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
Bianca Van Slyke
ONEONTA — Bianca (Petey) Van Slyke, 92, died on Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at the Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta, where she has been a resident since 1988.
Petey was born on Oct. 11, 1908, in Fly Creek Valley, the daughter of William Brooks and Miranda (Seeber) Adsit. She was married to James Van Slyke on Aug. 25, 1953, in Cooperstown. He died in 1984.
An Oneonta resident since 1937, Petey worked as a waitress in area restaurants. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Oneonta, a 20-year member of the Women's Auxiliary of Fox Hospital and a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 546, Cherry Valley.
Petey will be remembered for her friendly smile and her wonderful sense of humor.
She was predeceased by four sisters, Martha Adsit, Nellie Goodspeed, Edna Pecora and Mabel Purcell; and two brothers, William Adsit and James Adsit.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Josephine Adsit of Cooperstown and Joyce Adsit of Binghamton; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral and burial service will be held at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2000. The Rev. Douglas Gray, retired Presbyterian Minister, will officiate.
Burial will be in the spring of 2001 at the Fly Creek Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Fox Nursing Home Activity Fund, 1 Norton Ave, Oneonta, N.Y. 13820, in loving memory of Bianca (Petey) Van Slyke.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta and Otego.
Andrew M. Raring
PFAFFTOWN, N.C. — Andrew M. Raring died of cancer at his home in Pfafftown, N.C., on Nov. 27, 2000 at the age of 55.
He was born in Amityville, N.Y., on May 24, 1945, and raised in Glastonbury, Conn.
He received his doctorate in geology from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., in 1972. His professional career was spent in oil and gas exploration in Oklahoma and Texas through the 1980s. In 1990 the family moved to North Carolina where Mr. Raring served as a self-employed environmental consultant. He was a member of the Winston-Salem Friends Meeting, an avid tennis player and a devoted family man.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Sue Ann; sons, Otis Michael Raring of Austin, Texas, Alexander DeSilva Raring of Arlington, Va., and Stewart Arlen Raring of Blacksburg, Va.; and a brother, David Raring of Battleground, Wash.; as well as other loving family members.
A celebration and worship service was held on Dec. 2, 2000, at the Winston-Salem Friends Meeting House.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Andrew Raring Fund of Winston-Salem Friends, 3151 Reynolda Road, N.C. 27106.
Arrangements were done by Cremation Services.
NEW BERLIN — Audrey Mae Labumbard died at her home on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000.
She was born in the town of Edmeston on March 15, 1907, to Eugene Bice and Adeline Gray.
She married Floyd Tooley, who died in 1952, and then Peter Labumbard, who is deceased.
She spent her childhood and school years in Edmeston.
She is survived by one sister, Melba Davis of Pittsfield; one daughter, Vera Wright of Rome; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; and is pre-deceased by one son, Harold Tooley.
A funeral at Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Allen Carpenter of the First Baptist Church in New Berlin.
Calling hours will be from noon until service time on Thursday.
Interment will be held in the Union Cemetery in Edmeston.
DELHI — Annis Hillis, 98, a resident of Hamden and DeLancey all of her life, died Dec. 18, 2000, at the Delaware County Countryside Care Center.
She was born in Hamden, N.Y., on Sept. 27, 1902, the daughter of James and Jesse (Bostwick) Hume.
She married Clark Hillis on July 6, 1929. He passed away in October 1997. They were married for 67 years.
She was a graduate of Delaware Academy. She was a lifelong member of the Hamden Presbyterian Church where she was an organist for more than 50 years and was active in the Church Woman's Organizations. She taught school in Launt Hollow, Covert Hollow and Back Side of the River from 1922 to 1930. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Hillis judged 4-H projects at the Delaware County Fair for several years. Her hobbies included refinishing, stenciling and collecting antique furniture. She had served on the board of directors of Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton.
Mrs. Hillis is survived by a son, James of Alamosa, Colo.; grandchildren, Steven Hillis of Kiowa, Colo., Beth Quinlan of San Acacio, Colo., Timothy Hillis of Alamosa, Colo., and Teresa Hillis of Alamosa, Colo.; and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Hamden Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bert More officiating.
Calling hours will be Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi, N.Y.
Burial will take place in the spring at Hamden Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Delaware County Countryside Care or the Hamden Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
WALTON — Helen Dag, 85, a former Walton resident, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, in Delhi.
She was born May 1, 1915, in Sidney, to Mr. and Mrs. Malone Rowell.
She was married to W. Harland Dag on June 24, 1933, in Northfield. He predeceased her in 1987.
She was a farm wife and she had also been a nurse's aide at Smith Hospital in Walton.
Helen Dag is survived by her mother, Anna Mullineaux of Delhi; daughters, Myrtle (James) Phoenix of Walton, Barbara (Wes) Miskovsky of Inez, Texas, and Eleanor (Donald) DuMond of Trout Creek; brother, William Rowell of Walton; sisters, Thelma (Bruce) McCoy of Walton, Marjorie Bank of Schenectady and Carol Rowell of Laurens. She was predeceased by a brother, Junius Rowell, and a sister, Dorothy Goodrich. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Lyon Bros. - Way Funeral Chapel, corner of North and Delaware streets, Walton, with funeral service immediately following at 1 a.m. The Rev. Wayne Muckel will officiate.
Burial will be held in Walton Cemetery.
Amos Hughes Hunt
ONEONTA — Amos Hughes Hunt, 84, of Oneonta, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at A.O. Fox Hospital.
He was born Oct. 19, 1916, in Carbondale, Pa., the son of Merritt C. and Katherine (Taylor) Hunt.
He married Evelyn Knapp on Aug. 17, 1952 in South Edmeston Community. Mrs. Hunt passed away June 20, 1990.
Amos served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant conductor with the 752d Ry Op Battalion. On July 20, 1945, Sgt. Hunt received the Bronze Star Medal of Honor. Sgt. Hunt had previously been awarded decorations of the Bronze Service Stars for Battle Participation in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.
He worked for 42 years as a conductor for the D&H Railroad. He retired in June 1982. From 1986 to 1997 he worked for Opportunities for Otsego Nutrition Program for the elderly in Otsego County. In 1997, he continued as a volunteer at the Elm Park Methodist Church Senior Meal Program until his death. He was a member of the Elm Park United Methodist Church, the United Trainsman Union, American Legion Post 259, The Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society and the Oneonta Pee-Wee Football Association. He will always be remembered as a loving and dedicated father, grandfather and a friend to all in the community.
He is survived by two sons and their wives, Merritt and Vickie Hunt of Oneonta and Gary and Linda Hunt of Clinton; two daughters Alzada Bice and her husband, Ronnie, of Edmeston and Katherine LaFevers and her husband, Roger, of Zachary, La.; his brother-in-law Norman Knapp of Oneonta; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and his very special friend, Phyllis Koepke, of Otego. He was predeceased by his brother, Rexford Hunt, in 1978.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at the Lewis Hurley Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, with Rev. William D. Bouton, pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will be held later in the Willowview Cemetery, Clifford, Pa.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Friday. The family will be in attendance from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening.
In lieu of flower contributions may be made to either the Catskill Area Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association Leatherstocking Region Branch, SUNY-Oneonta Health Center, Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Arrangements are by the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
COOPERSTOWN — Mrs. Katharyn W. Bowen, 68, of Cooperstown, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2000, at The Meadows.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1932, in Walton, a daughter of. Kenneth W. and Helen T. (Jewell) Webb.
She married George E. Bowen on Jan. 28, 1951, in the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown. Mr. Bowen died on September 30,1987.
She was raised and educated in Cooperstown, graduating from the Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1950. Following graduation she started a long career as a switchboard operator, first for the New York Telephone Co. in Cooperstown and for the past 11 years at The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, retiring earlier this year. For many years she was also employed by Coleman's Answering Service in Cooperstown.
She was a member of the Cooperstown United Methodist Church. She was also a former member of the Otsego-Hartwick Chapter No. 201, Order of the Eastern Star in Cooperstown and the former Red Creek Valley Grange No. 1583 in Whig Corners.
Katie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
She is survived by four daughters and their families: Melanie Collins and her husband, Richard, of Ravena, and their sons, Ryan, Matthew, and Tyler; Pamela Stott of Westford, and her children, Lindsay and Daniel, and Lindsay's daughter, Alora; Susan Gelatt and her husband, Randy, of Burlington Flats, and children Colin and Emily Blist and Amanda Gelatt; and Jennifer Smith and her husband, Richard, of Schenectady; three sons and their families: Brian W. Bowen and his wife, Alicia, of Burlington, and their sons, Joshua and Justin; Timothy S. Bowen and his partner, Richard Hartenstein of Mentor, Ohio; and Jeffrey L. Bowen and his wife, Jennifer, of Cooperstown, and their children, Samuel and Sara; three sisters-in-law: Mrs. Gladys Howe of Westville, Mrs. Josephine Paulson of Menands and Mrs. Priscilla Briere of Watervliet; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooporstown with the Rev. Jeff Hale, pastor of the Cooperstown United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will take place in the Spring of 2001 in the Westville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 from 4 p.m. until service time when Katie's family will be in attendance.
Expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 542 Main Street, Oneonta, or The Memorial Fund, c/o the Cooperstown United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.