Marie Lorraine von Brockdorff
HARPERSFIELD Marie Lorraine von Brockdorff of Harpersfield died on Good Friday, April 13, 2001, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, after a brief illness.
She was born on March 15, 1928, in Dorchester, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of David and Zelle Cormier.
Mrs. von Brockdorff graduated from Dorchester High School and from St. Martha's School of Nursing in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and joined the staff at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
There she met her husband, Eric, to whom she was married in August 1958.
She was attracted to New York not least by the love of opera kindled in her by the international broadcasts of performances at the Metropolitan Opera Co., and her interest grew to include all classical music and led her to form a comprehensive record collection.
She was an expert needlepoint worker and admirer of fine furniture, especially French Provincial.
Mrs. von Brockdorff and her husband have lived in Harpersfield since 1969.
She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Stamford.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brother, Leo Cormier of Fredericton, New Brunswick, and his wife, Karen; two brothers-in-law, Peter von Brockdorff of Meadow Vista, Calif., and Harold von Brockdorff of W. Bloomington, Minn., and their wives, Jean and Lillian, respectively; another sister-in-law, Sigrid von Brockdorff, wife of the late Hans von Brockdorff, of Tilton, N.H.; an aunt, Anne Barbara Hesse of Salisbury, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be on Thursday, April 19, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Stamford, and a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2001.
Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, the Glimmerglass Opera Co. or Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Hall Funeral Home, Stamford, under the direction of William A. Tari.
Darleen M. Stilson
MOUNT UPTON Darleen M. Stilson, 76, of Mount Upton, went to be with her Lord, fork in hand because the best had arrived on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at her home.
She was born Aug. 13, 1924, in White Lake, S.D., daughter of the late Frank B. and Mary J. Jensen Sheely.
Darleen married Howard Stilson on March 24, 1940, in McClure. He predeceased her in 1962.
She was employed as a machinist for American Plastics for 25 years.
Mrs. Stilson was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Sidney, American Legion Auxiliary, Sidney, Women of the Moose, Sidney, and Mount Upton Senior Citizens.
She avidly attended several area churches and loved to play cards.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Rocky Stilson of Bainbridge, Gary and Patty Stilson of Nineveh and Randy and Diann Stilson of Canisteo; two daughters and a son-in-law, Marilyn and Bill Shields of Greene and Beverly Whitehill and Dan Meyer of Plymouth; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Johnny Cedarholm of Belleview, Fla.; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
She was predeceased by longtime companion, Burt Badger in 1994; a son, Monte Stilson; and a brother, Emery Sheely.
Funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, April 19, 2001, at C.H. Landers Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, at 1 p.m. Darleen's three sons will officiate. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. before the service. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, or the Shriner's Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield, Mass. 01101.
Arrangements are by C.H. Landers Inc., Sidney.
HARPERSFIELD Peter F. Densberger, 52, of Harpersfield, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Hackensack, N.J., the son of Richard and Ruth (Albrechtson) Densberger.
Peter moved to the upper Catskills from Bergon County, N.J., in 1980.
He was a professional printer and sign maker, owning and operating Cardinal Design Printing in Harpersfield.
Peter was an accomplished amateur photographer and drag raced semi-professionally in his youth. In recent years he was a pit crew member for Reed Racing, which races modifieds at Fonda Speedway.
Peter was an officer in the Delaware County Sno Cruisers Snowmobile Club.
Peter will be remembered for creating and printing many of the T-shirts and hats for many local auto racing teams as well as dozens of local businesses, schools and sports organizations.
Peter is survived by his two daughters, Marlena and Kelly; a brother, Richard Densberger Jr., of Hillsdale, N.J.; one sister, Jody Tarallo, of Syracuse; two nephews and one niece; and his loyal friend, Schenectady.
He was predeceased by a brother, William.
Calling hours will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2001, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Delaware County Food Bank, 56 Main St., Delhi.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
Paul G. Terry
BINGHAMTON Paul G. Terry, 97, of Good Shepherd Fairview Home, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at his home.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marian, of 65 years; and two sisters, Mabel A. Terry and Harriet T. Terry.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gene Stanton of Binghamton; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Linda Terry of Ithaca; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a member of the Conklin Avenue First Baptist Church and a member of the Oneonta Masonic Lodge #466, and was an avid gardener.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Conklin Avenue First Baptist Church, 91 Baldwin St., Binghamton, with the Rev. James H. Horton Jr., interim pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Otego. Friends may call at the church Friday from noon to 1 p.m.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Conklin Avenue First Baptist Church or the Living Care Fund of Good Shepherd Fairview Home, 80 Fairview Ave., Binghamton, N.Y. 13904.
Arrangements are by Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson.
PINE HILL Amparo Arias Rodriguez, 94, of Pine Hill, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at her home on Townsend Hollow Road, Pine Hill.
She was born June 4, 1906, in Havana, Cuba, the daughter of D. Perfecto Pomales and Da. Rosa Cabo.
She married Jose Rodriguez Arias on May 28, 1927, in Freas, Spain. He died in 1971.
She was a self-employed seamstress for women's clothing in Queens.
She was a 30-year resident of Pine Hill.
She is survived by one cousin, Manuel Viso of McAllen, Texas; other family members in Spain; and many friends in this area.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury, with the Very Rev. Robert H. Purcell officiating. Burial will be in Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Miller Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.
Richard A. Morton
CHERRY VALLEY Mr. Richard A. Morton, 69, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2001, after a five-year battle with cancer.
He was born July 6, 1931, in Cooperstown, the son of Arnold and Eva (Stone) Morton.
He married his high school sweetheart, Eileen Burnside, on Oct. 15, 1950, in the First Presbyterian Church, Cherry Valley; she survives.
He was a graduate of Cherry Valley Central School in 1950 and a graduate of the State University of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill in 1956.
He served with the United States Army Division of the 101st Airborne during the Korean War from 1952-1954.
He worked for the A&P Grocery Store, Cherry Valley, after high school graduation and after graduating from college he was employed on a farm in Kerhonkson, until he purchased the family farm on East Hill in 1958. He managed the farm until he sold the dairy in 1979. Then he worked as a custodian first at the Cherry Valley Central School and then the Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School until his retirement in December 1996.
Mr. Morton was a former member of the Dairyman's League, secretary-treasurer of the Tekaharawa Local Dairyman's League, chairman assessor the town of Roseboom, director of the Eastern Breeders Association and held various positions with the U.S. Agriculture and Stabilization Committee as well as with the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Committeeman for American Dairy Association, Farm Bureau and Roseboom Grange #1414.
He was an avid turkey and deer hunter. He enjoyed his family, friends and especially hunting and sports with his grandsons. His great-granddaughter has brought much joy to his life.
Survivors besides his wife, Eileen Morton, of Cherry Valley, include a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Susanne Morton of Springfield Center; a daughter and son-in-law, Teena and Edward Harvey of Cherry Valley; three grandsons, Jeremy Harvey of Cherry Valley, Christopher Morton and Christy of Springfield Center and Travis Morton of Springfield Center; a great-granddaughter, Karah Ryan Morton of Springfield Center; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dora Morton of Douglas, Mass.; three nephews, David Morton of Utica, Michael and Terry Morton of Burlington Flats and Alan Morton of Richfield Springs; a niece, Amy and Richard Guernsey of Cherry Valley; four aunts, Harriet Bogardus of Middlefield, Virginia Platt of Southbury, Conn., Marion Gryken of Seymour, Conn., and Millie Bennett of Portsmouth, N.H.; and many cousins.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Darlene Morton, who died in infancy in 1954; a grandson, Matthew Ryan Morton, in 1997; his parents, Arnold and Eva Morton; and his in-laws, Millard and Eleanor Burnside.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church, Cherry Valley, with the Revs. Ronald Fralick and Lyman Johnson officiating. Spring burial will take place in the Middlefield Cemetery at a later date.
The family will be receiving friends and family from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Contributions in Mr. Morton's memory may be made to the Louis Busch Hager Cancer Center, 1 Atwell Rd., Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326; the activity fund at The Meadows, 140 County Highway 33 W., Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326; the Cherry Valley Ambulance Fund, Cherry Valley, N.Y. 13320; or the Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Douglas M. McLaud
OTEGO Douglas M. McLaud, 72, of Otego, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, after a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 30, 1928, in South Kortright, the son of Elmer and Lydia (Shepard) McLaud.
He married Barbara Dubner on June 20, 1987, in Franklin.
Mr. McLaud served with the United States Navy on the USS Canisteo AO-99, as part of Adm. Bird's second expedition to the South Pole.
He owned and operated the Douglas McLaud Agency Inc. insurance agency in Otego until he sold to the Benson Insurance Agency of Oneonta, with whom he remained until his retirement in 1993.
He has been a lifelong area resident. After retirement he operated a small horse and beef cattle farm.
Mr. McLaud was a member of the United Methodist Church of Otego and the Laurens Masonic Lodge #548. He also served on many community and church committees in Otego.
Mr. McLaud is survived by his wife, Barbara M. McLaud, at home; his five children, Douglas and Pauline McLaud of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Leslie and Jack Jordan of Buffalo Gap, S.D., Kathleen Ernst of Roswell, Ga., Susan and Craig VanCott of Unadilla and Mary McLaud of Southwest Harbour, Maine; two stepsons, Craig Dubner of Los Angeles, Calif., and Brett Dubner of Marston's Mills, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters, Harriett Griesmer of Oneonta, Joyce and Jim Broe of Colliersville, Sylvia and Gerald Bouton of Oneonta, Maurice and Caroline McLaud of Unadilla, Morton and Dorothy McLaud of Schenectady, Marilyn and Pat Grasso of Laurens and David and Barbara McLaud of Central Valley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, Donald.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Otego United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Fred Albrecht, pastor, officiating. Mr. McLaud's final resting place will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, Otego.
Friends may call at the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening when the family will be in attendance. Masonic services will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Otego United Methodist Church.
DENVER Parker Jones, longtime resident and homeowner of Roxbury Run, Denver, died April 12, 2001.
Born in Chester, Pa., Parker attended business school and The Stenotype Institute of New York.
He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954, and received an honorable discharge, after which he became a hearing reporter for the New York State Unemployment Insurance Referee section.
From 1957-1962, Parker was a hearing reporter for the New York State Workman's
Compensation Board. He later became an official court reporter for the New York State Court of Claims a position he retired from in 1985.
Parker was very involved in the Denver community and was supportive of fund-raising events such as The Preservation of the Denver/Vega Old School Baptist Church.
He was an avid walker and marathon runner and could frequently be seen on the pathways of Roxbury and Margaretville.
Parker was known as a friendly neighbor and will be remembered as someone who loved to dance.
He is survived by his two sons, Raymond Jones and Robert Jones.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Emanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Denver/Vega Old School Baptist Church.
Arrangements by the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.
SIDNEY Barbara Roelle, 83, of Sidney, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City.
She was born Oct. 31, 1917, daughter of the late Marvin and Margaret Pate Price in Brownsboro, Texas.
Barbara served her country in the United States Army from 1942-1944.
She married Edward Roelle on Aug. 25, 1944.
Mrs. Roelle was employed by E.C.D. of Bendix in Sidney for 30 years, retiring in 1981.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sidney.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Roelle of Sidney; a son, Butch Roelle of Fort Collins, Colo.; a grandson, Chris Roelle of San Diego, Calif.; and a granddaughter, Jenna and Aaron Alberter of Fort Collins, Colo.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, 2001, at C.H. Landers Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. David Masland, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Sidney, officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Sidney at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney Community Foundation Walk/Nature Trail, P.O. Box 333, Sidney, N.Y. 13838.
Arrangements by C.H. Landers Inc., Sidney.
Dorese V. Doner
OTEGO Dorese V. Doner, 76, of Otego, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
She was born May 27, 1924, the daughter of the late George and Gertrude Stevens in Syracuse.
Dorese worked for the General Electric Co. in the Syracuse area for 27 years before moving to Largo, Fla., in 1972. She returned to New York in 1998, to be with her daughter.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Douglas Mancabelli of Franklin; two grandsons, Russell Thompson and his wife, Eva, of Northborough, Mass., and Steven Thompson and his wife, Emily, of Rock Hill, S.C.; and her great-grandchildren, Richard, Ariel and Gabriella Thompson of Northborough, Mass. Also surviving are two stepsons, Wilford Doner Jr. of Middlesex, N.C., and Calvin Doner of Brewerton, and their families; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Otego Fire Department Rescue Squad or to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home, Unadilla.