OXFORD — Harriet E. Hoyt, 84, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, after suffering from a long illness at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.
She was born on June 11, 1918, in the town of Tompkins, the daughter of the late Jay and Edna Franks Schultes.
She married Hilton Hoyt on July 28, 1940. He predeceased her Feb. 8, 1985.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Carol Hartwell Hoyt of Bainbridge, N.Y., and Martin and Kathy Hoyt of Brunswick, Ohio; a daughter, Sylvia Hoyt, of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandsons, David and Matthew Hoyt; a great-grandson, Damien Hoyt; two brothers, Jay Schultes of Wallkill, N.Y., Sylvester Schultes of Sidney, N.Y.; three sisters, Letha Applegate of Harpursville, N.Y., Susan Palmatier of Walton, N.Y., and Estella Dietrich of Bainbridge. There are also several surviving nieces and nephews.
Three brothers, Dwight, Harold and Neven Schultes, predeceased her.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, from the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, with the Rev. James Vargo, pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Sidney, officiating.
Burial will be later in the West Delhi Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at their convenience Monday at the funeral chapel with her family in attendance from 4 to 7 p.m.
It is her wish that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be directed to the West Delhi Presbyterian Church.
ONEONTA — Harriette C. Silvernail, 99, of Oneonta died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at Fox Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 27, 1903, in Proctor, Vt., the daughter of Frank and Grace (Cramer) Smith.
She married Harry Silvernail in 1935. Mr. Silvernail died Feb. 2, 1979.
Mrs. Silvernail was a registered nurse, having worked at The Hospital in Sidney for more than 20 years prior to her retirement in 1973. She was a dedicated health care provider and a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
She was a member of the Otego United Methodist Church and the New York State Registered Nurses Association.
She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Silvernail, of Albany; two sons, Roger and his wife, Gale Silvernail, of Oneonta and Richard and his wife, Hoan, of Hawaii; three grandchildren, Stacy and her husband, Brian Sawyer, and Tresa and David Silvernail; four great-grandchildren Cody, Kali, Ryan and Connor Sawyer, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a brother, Cramer Smith.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Fred Albrecht, pastor of Otego United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the spring at Glenwood Cemetery in Oneonta.
There are no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Donald R. Allen
WEST LAURENS — Donald Robert Allen Sr. , 69, of West Laurens, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
He was born in Stowe Township, Pa., on July 21, 1933, and the son of Robert A. and Kathryn M. (Sands) Allen.
He married Doris Folwell on April 16, 1955. He had resided in the area for the past 20 years where he owned and served as broker for the Donald R. Allen Real Estate Agency.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He was a member of the Oneonta Rotary Club, the VFW and American Legion of Laurens and Monroe. He was a member of the Good Fellowship Corset Club and was very active in the Boy Scouts of America and had served on the Woodbury Town board.
Donald is survived by his loving wife, Doris C. Allen, of West Laurens; his children, Monica Egizi of Little Ferry, N.J., Laura Kraemer of Windsor, Donald Allen Jr., of New York City, Edward and BethAnn Allen of Wantage, N.J.; his grandchildren, Eric, Elizabeth, Michael, Matthew and Kaitlyn. His surviving siblings include Mary Kay Pentecost, Eileen Cuccarese and Edith Fuchs.
A memorial wake service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at 6 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, with the Rev. John Burns of the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
The family requests, that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Lung Association of Mid-New York, 1249 Front St., Suite 105, Binghamton, N.Y. 13905. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Francis A. Clark
COOPERSTOWN — Mr. Francis Adams Clark, 88, passed away Friday evening, Dec. 13, 2002, at his home, "Ravenna Hill," in Cooperstown.
Mr. Clark was born on Feb. 3, 1914, in New York City, the son of the late Samuel Adams Clark and Gertrude Jerome Alexandre Clark, and brother of the late Samuel Adams Clark II. He was related through his mother's family to Sir Winston Churchill.
In 1951, Mr. Clark married Margaret Joan Hanlon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Michael Hanlon of Elizabeth, N.J., and Cooperstown.
A lifelong resident of New York City, Mr. Clark was educated at St. Bernard's School in New York City, St. George's School in Newport, R.I., and Columbia University in New York City.
Mr. Clark served his country in the United States Army from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1946 as a first lieutenant.
In 1935, he joined the Sinclair Oil Corp. as a roustabout, retiring in 1969 as director of corporate relations. During his tenure at Sinclair Oil, he was "honored for excellence" by President Lyndon Johnson for his efforts with the U.S. Department of Motor Vehicles and the National Safety Bureau for promoting greater use of seat belts.
Having had a home in Cooperstown since 1948, Mr. Clark and his family moved to "Ravenna Hill" upon his retirement in 1969.
In 1973, as chief executive officer, he organized and developed the Cooperstown Recreational Corp., which operated Doubleday Batting Range. An active member of the community, Mr. Clark, served as the chairman of the American Red Cross Fund Drive in 1972, and as the treasurer of the Otsego County Conservation Association as well as a supporter of aid for battered women with the Otsego County Salvation Army.
An active sportsman, he was a member of Turf & Field Club, Union Club, Rockaway Hunt Club, Lawrence Beach Club, New York Athletic Club, and the Cooperstown Country Club.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife; four daughters, Robin Jerome Clark, Joan Clark Kegelman, Claudia Gertrude Clark, and Nancy Clark Angerer; one son, Francis ("Sandy") Adams Clark Jr.; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 16, 2002, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. At which time Mr. Clark's family will be in attendance.
Burial will be at a later date in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care Inc., 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Frederick J. Jubar
OTEGO — Frederick J. Jubar, 84, of Otego and most recently of Valley View Manor Nursing Home, Norwich, joined his beloved wife, Betty, on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002.
He was born May 2, 1918, in Walton, the son of Oliver and Irene (Ackerly) Jubar.
A lifelong area resident, Fred drove trucks for Harrington Trucking, Shuman Trucking and worked on the I-88 construction and also the construction of the Pyramid Mall, now FoxCare. He enjoyed his trucking, talking on his CB, fishing, playing pinochle with his brothers and sister and playing pitch with family and friends.
He was known for barbecuing chicken at the Pindars Corners Fire Department, where he was named an honorary member and was nicknamed "Pops."
He is survived by one daughter and her husband, Mrs. Ronald (Cyndy) Howe; granddaughter, Melissa and Matt Rejman; grandson, Brian and Jeanie Howe; and great-grandsons, Collin Rejman and Jared Howe, all of Locke; three stepdaughters, Diana Howard of Colliersville, Shirley and Gary Georgia of Otego, and Gail and Bummer Klose; one grandson and one great-granddaughter, all of Florida; two granddaughters, four great-grandsons, one sister and her husband, Helen and Lewis Jones of Walton; a special sister-in-law, Mabel Jubar of Oneonta; many nieces and nephews; his former wife, Evie Schultheis of Laurens; as well as many nurse friends that he had made while at Valley View Manor.
Fred was predeceased by four brothers, Herman, Carl, Charles and John; one sister, Florence Everts; his first wife, Gloria Birch, and their son, Jimmy Jubar; his second wife, Maud "Peggy" Mattice, (mother of Cyndy); and his fourth wife, Betty Jubar.
Funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at 7 p.m. at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta.
Burial will be in the spring at the Bundy Cemetery, Otego.
Calling hours will be offered on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at which time the family will be in attendance.
Memorial donations may be made to either the Otego Emergency Squad or to the Pindars Corners Fire Department in loving memory of Frederick J. Jubar.
Funeral arrangements are by Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
UNADILLA — Adele Brown, 90, of Unadilla, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at the Oneonta Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Dec. 2, 1912, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Marianne and Joseph Heilmann.
She married Frank T. Brown on Oct. 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church.
Adele loved music. In her younger years she played the organ at Holy Family Church in Canarsie, and was alternate organist for St. Martin of Tours Church in Brooklyn. She also taught music in the New York City public school system.
Since her retirement in 1972, she and her husband, Frank, have resided in Unadilla. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Sidney, and a member of its Rosary Society.
Adele was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Frank T. Brown, of Unadilla; son, Frank J. Brown and wife, Miriam, of Meridale; daughter, Joan Kaiser and husband, John, of North Babylon, daughter, Valerie Maruszewski and husband, Albert, of Otego, and daughter, Adele Morris and husband, Robert, of Middletown. She is also survived by grandchildren, Dawn Blausey of Morris, Debbie DeVito and husband, Jeff, of Nesconsett, Raymond Maruszewski and wife, Sherry, of Otego, Carol White and husband, Michael, of Latham, Kenneth Maruszewski of Binghamton, Robert Morris and wife, Tara, of Monroe, Diane Bellanger and husband, Ralph, of Colonie, Catherine Brown of Cliffside Park, N.J., Christine Komor and husband, Dave, of Binghamton, and Jason Morris of Middletown; five great-grandchildren, Brian and Mark Maruszewski, Matthew and Kevin DeVito, and Morgan Bellanger; and nephew, John Roll and wife, Susan.
Adele was predeceased by her parents; by her sister, Martha Norma Roll; and brother-in-law, John A. Roll.
Calling hours will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at Westcott Funeral Home, 123 Main St., Unadilla.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 15 Liberty St., Sidney, with the Rev. Gordon Polenz as celebrant.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home, Unadilla.
Lillian A. Svegl
KORTRIGHT CENTER — Lillian A. Svegl, 77, of Kortright Center, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002.
She was born in the town of Kortright on May 4, 1925, the daughter of Gustav and Bertha (Nobel) Schnetzer.
She married the late Pete Svegl Jr. in South Kortright on June 3, 1944. He predeceased her Dec. 27, 1990.
Mrs. Svegl was involved in farming with her family from 1944 until 1971, and also worked as a nurse's aide at Bathgate Hospital, Stamford, Sitt's Nursing Home, Stamford, and at the Delaware County Infirmary, Delhi.
She enjoyed memberships in Most Precious Blood of Jesus Church in South Kortright, Bloomville Grange and the Pomona Grange of Delaware County.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Cleveland and her husband, Fred, and Ms. Valentina Spry; a son, John Svegl and his wife, Patricia, all of Kortright; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
One son, Peter Svegl III; an infant daughter; and a sister, Hattie Schaller, predeceased her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Stamford, with the Rev. Fr. Anthony Ligato celebrating the Mass.
Calling hours will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 16, 2002, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart. Burial will follow the service at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Stamford.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Bloomville Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart.
Arthur W. Brady
SCHENEVUS — Arthur W. Brady, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at the Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.
He was born May 22, 1915, in Newark, N.J., the son of Arthur and Elsie (Goebel) Brady Sr.
He married Virginia Meade on Nov. 8, 1940.
Art worked for Schrader Value Co. in Brooklyn for nine years.
During World War II, they lived in California, where he worked powerizing presses in airplane factories from Phoenix, Ariz., to Seattle, Wash. He was also a foreman for the S&M Lamp Co., making flood lights for the U.S. Navy.
In 1945, he and his family moved to Schenevus, and he was employed for 30 years at General Electric in Schenectady.
Art took pride in enjoying the same interests and hobbies of his children.
He also believed the St. Lawrence River and the Elk Creek Valley to be very special places.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; sons, Scott of Schenevus, Robert of Schenevus, and his daughters, Alizabeth and Kathryne of Albany; daughter, Robin and husband, Randy, Hubbard of Leonard, Mich., and their children, Caitlin, Nathan and Aaron.
He was predeceased by a son, Arthur "Butch" Brady in 1967.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the Fair View Cemetery, Canton, in the spring.
At the families request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westford First Responders, P.O. Box 187, Westford, N.Y. 13488 or the Schenevus-Maryland Emergency Squad, 105 County Highway 34, Schenevus, N.Y. 12155.
Arrangements by the Heller Funeral Home, 25 Arch St., Schenevus.
Mary E. Bassler
COOPERSTOWN — Mary E. Bassler, 55, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Albany Medical Center after a short illness.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1947, in Cherry Valley. She was the daughter of Mary Caroline Elwood Bassler and John E. Bassler.
She graduated from the old Cherry Valley High School in 1965. Immediately after graduation from high school, she worked as a nursing assistant at Crouse Irving Hospital in Syracuse.
She then moved back to the Cooperstown area to work at Bassett Healthcare. She received a grant to study for her LPN at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta, and received her license from the University of the State of New York on July 2, 1976. She has been employed at Bassett for the last 32 years, in the Intensive Care Unit and most recently on the surgical floor.
On May 14, 1997, her co-workers honored her with the Henry Allen Mae Prize for Excellence in Nursing Care.
Mary was an avid bowler. She was inducted into the Oneonta Women's Bowling Hall of Fame by the Women's International Bowling Congress on March 4, 1990.
She did extensive traveling both in the United States and foreign countries.
Mary will be remembered for her generosity, thoughtfulness, professionalism and so many acts of loving kindness.
She is survived by her mother, Caroline Bassler, of Cooperstown; her older brother, Edwin and his wife, Maureen of Cazenovia, her younger brother, David and his wife, Samantha of Fly Creek; three nephews, Edwin Bassler of Wallingford, Conn., Kevin Bassler of Raleigh N.C., and Scott Bassler of Boston, Mass.; her uncle, John Elwood and his wife, Shirley of Starkville; numerous cousins and countless friends.
The family requests that no flowers be sent.
In memory of Mary, contributions may be made to Friends of Bassett Tribute Fund, care of Bassett Healthcare, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326, or the American Heart Association.
The family would like to thank Bassett Healthcare, CMT, St. Peter's Albany, and Albany Medical Center, for all of their support and care.
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held for the family in the spring.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.