Niel was a well-liked young man who enjoyed nature and working with tools. He was a 4-H member and a member of 4-H Teen Council; a member of the West Delhi Presbyterian Church and the Youth Group of the church; and he belonged to the West Delhi Ski Club.
He is survived by his parents, Joanne Betz Harrington, of Delhi, and Allan Harrington, of Virginia; his sister, Liahna Harrington of Virginia; his maternal grandmother, Mary Betz of Hobart; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Harrington of Illinois; aunts and uncles, David Betz of Jefferson, Jim and Lorrie Betz of Hobart, Leigh and Pam Harrington of Illinois, Schrene and Dick Whitmore of California, and Vanessa and Doug Riely of South Carolina; many cousins and a special friend and mentor, Robert Dee.
The family will be in attendance at calling hours on Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moxley-McCall Funeral Home, Delhi.
Memorial services will take place at the West Delhi Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at 1 p.m. with Commissioned Lay Pastor Karen Porto, of the West Delhi Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Bert More, of the Hobart Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the West Delhi Presbyterian Church, R.R. 1, Delhi, N.Y. 13753.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart and Davenport.
Ron was born Feb. 18, 1937, to the late Alexander and Irene Major, and was raised and educated in Utica. He then served proudly in the United States Army in the Republic of Korea from 1954 to 1957.
In 1985, he married Carole Mitchell, with whom he had a son, Ronald Jr.
Retiring from UNIVAC in Utica after 20 years, Ron will be remembered as an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed tending his garden, canning and was well-known for his cooking skills.
Ron was also a longtime member of the American Legion Post No. 616 of Richfield Springs, serving in many capacities.
Besides his wife, Carole, son, Ronald Jr., and a special nephew, Ted Schooner; he is survived by two daughters and a son, Ann Marie and her husband, Jim Kent, of New Hampshire, Jowelle and her husband, Tim Taylor, of Syracuse, and Andrew Major of New Hampshire. He is also survived by four brothers, Alexander and wife, Marilyn Major, of Yorkville, Raymond Major of Pennsylvania, Richard Major of Utica, and Robert Major of Rochester; two sisters, Marie Florence Forness and Alice Mahaffey, both of Utica. In-laws include, mother-in-law, Helen Mitchell, Harold and Teresa Mitchell, Deborea and Charles Schorer, Dorothy Seamon and Floyd Hotaling all of Ilion, Joseph and Cherie Mitchell of North Carolina, Mike and Bambi Luchock of Connecticut, and Leon and Pam Luchock of Nevada. He is also survived by two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ron was predeceased by two brothers, Lionel Major in 1995, and Charles Major in 1998, and Charles' wife, Evelyn, in 1983.
Calling hours are Friday, Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 5 West James St., Richfield Springs.
A memorial service will be on Saturday morning from the funeral home at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Andrea C. White, Spiritual Care Coordinator of Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all of the friends and family who knew Ron and were so special to him and a special thank you to the staff of Catskill Area Hospice, for their special kindness during Ron's last days.
Memorial donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Eddie was born in Milford, on Nov. 22, 1915, a son of John and Helen (Daniels) Martin.
Mr. Martin was a graduate of Milford High School.
He married Peggy Lewis on Nov. 6, 1938.
Eddie worked at Harrison's Feed Store as a bookkeeper from 1949 to 1967, when the store was sold to Agway. He then went to West Nesbitt Feed Store in Oneonta until his retirement in 1978.
Mr. Martin was a lifelong resident of the Milford area and spent winters in Melbourne, Fla., in his later years following retirement. He was a trustee and head of the Finance Committee of the Milford Methodist Church for many years.
Eddie was an avid dancer especially ballroom dancing and a member of several square dancing clubs. He enjoyed music as well as carpentry work in his spare time.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy; two daughters, Christine Mazzara of Melbourne, Fla., and Sandra and her husband, Albert, Bullard of Milford; two granddaughters, Rebecca, in Chicago, and Sarah Bullard, of Milford; and a grandson, Andrew Bullard of Washington, D.C.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Hattie Belle Cole and Dorothy Rogers, and one brother, Gary Martin.
A graveside service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Eileen Kellogg, of the Fly Creek Methodist Church, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the activity fund at The Meadows, 140 County Highway 33 West, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford.
He was born March 12, 1938, in Turnwood, the son of Douglas VanSteenburg and Mary Cole.
He married Ruth Rossman on Oct. 5, 1985, the wedding was performed by his brother-in-law, the Rev. Charles Nonnenberg, in Turnwood.
He was a dairy farmer in Turnwood, a school bus driver for Livingston Manor School District, he worked for the Ulster County Highway Department, and for the past 20 years he was the caretaker for Dungkar Gonpa Society in Turnwood.
He was a member of the NRA, Isaac Walton League and was active in the Share program.
He lived in Margaretville for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth VanSteenburg of Margaretville; one daughter, Eunice Hartling; one son, Edward A. VanSteenburg Jr.; one stepson, Francis Conklin; six grandchildren; one brother, Douglas VanSteenburg; and three sisters, Kathryn Nonnenberg, Evelyn Sherman and Marilyn Calangelo.
He was predeceased by one brother, Donald VanSteenburg.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at the United Methodist Church, Margaretville, with the Rev. Dr. George Carpenter officiating.
Burial will be in the Lew Beach Cemetery, Lew Beach, on Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at 10:30 a.m.
Calling hours are on Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
Contributions may be made in Ed VanSteenburg's memory to the Catskill Area Hospice.
Arrangements are by the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
He was born Feb. 2, 1913, in Middletown. Mr. Mason was the son of the late George and Eunice Shaver Mason.
On Dec. 25, 1932, he married Victoria Walker in Sidney.
Ralph was a retired toolmaker with E.C.D. of Bendix, Sidney.
He was a charter member of the Sidney Lodge No. 2175 B.P.O.E. He was a former member of the Unadilla Rod and Gun Club. Ralph was an honorary member of the Sidney Fire Department and Phelps Hose Company No. 1.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Victoria Mason of Sidney; two daughters and son-in-law, Mrs. Sharon Iadonisi of New Hampton, N.H., and Mrs. Kathy and Carlton Crandall of Sidney; six grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; one nephew; and one niece.
He was predeceased by his brother, Harold Mason.
At the request of Mr. Mason, private services will be held at the convenience of his family.
Burial will be in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be directed to the Sidney Emergency Squad or Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Arrangements are under the direction of the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Mr. Knak was born in Toledo, Ohio, and was raised on a farm in East Meredith.
He graduated from Charlotte Valley Central School, Davenport, in 1952, and the University of Cincinnati in 1958, with a degree in electronic engineering.
He worked for the Bendix Company for 17 years before founding K&M with his partner, Darell Mitchell. K&M is an international company and is a leader in the design and manufacture of miniature high-voltage power supplies for military and commercial applications.
Mr. Knak leaves his wife, Gloria Janssen Knak; two daughters, Lisa Toomey of Granby, Mass., and Geri Nelson of Feeding Hills, Mass; his mother, Wilma Ehlermann Knak of Ellenton, Fla.; a sister, Geraldine Stiefel of Sylvania, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
A private memorial service for the family was held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in East Longmeadow, Mass.
A complete obituary will appear in Monday's Daily Star.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers, Inc., Sidney.
A full obituary will appear at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are by the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
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