He was born on Jan 30, 1927, at the Thanksgiving Hospital in Cooperstown, a son of Jesse A. and Bernice (Kane) Richards.
He married Erna D. Hovik on May 12, 1974, in Middlefield.
Bruce was a lifelong resident of Cooperstown and was a graduate of the Cooperstown High School. Following high school, he went to work for the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, where he was employed in the area of lawn and grounds maintenance. Towards the end of his career at the hospital, he served as a security guard, retiring in 1973. In the years following his retirement, he did landscaping for many Cooperstown residents.
Strong in the Baptist faith, Bruce was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, was one of the first members of the Native Sons in Cooperstown, was a member of the Sons of Norway, and was a dedicated member of the National Rifle Association. He had a great love of the outdoors and was happiest in the woods, surrounded by nature.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 25 years, Erna; two daughters, Deborah Lints and her life companion, Ken Knutsen of Central Bridge and Mary Killmeier and her husband, Albert of Cherry Valley; one stepdaughter, Katrina Cade and her husband, Stanley of Roseboom; three stepsons, Theodore Bergene and his wife, Mary of Oswego, Gregory Bergene and his wife, Susan of Cooperstown and Steven Bergene and his wife, Jeannette of Apex, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Carl Perry and his wife, Dorothy of Florida; a special friend, Grandma Zaugg; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one brother, Melvin D. Perry Sr., who died on Jan. 13, 1984.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, with the Rev. Douglas Deer, pastor, officiating. A reception will follow downstairs in the church's fellowship hall. Burial will be private in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery.
At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours.
Expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 19 Elm St., Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326, the Cooperstown Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 322, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326 or the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Hill Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
He was born in Broadalbin on March 25, 1909, son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Reynolds.
Marvin was raised and educated in Gloversville and in 1935, moved to Richfield Springs.
On June 21, 1931, he married Anna M. Sweet in St. Patrick's Church, Johnstown.
An honorably discharged United States Navy veteran, he served our country during World War II. He was employed by Remington Rand, Univac and later went to work as a Rural Routeman out of the Richfield Springs Post Office, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of the Richfield Springs American Legion and the Richfield Springs Fish and Game Club.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna; a daughter, Julia and her husband, Daniel Skramko of Eaton; a brother, Burt Reynolds of Mohawk; four grandchildren, Daniel R. Skramko, Carol Ann Malone, Sharon Kane and Marcia Skramko; six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at 11 a.m. in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs, with the Rev. David Oertel, chaplain of the Folts Homes, officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, town of Little Falls. Calling hours will be Tuesday, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial donation may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
She was born Nov. 11, 1912, to the late Louis J. and Mabel (Tiffany) Heinmen in Roscoe.
Verna married Richard E. Ross of Feb. 11, 1930, in Walton.
Verna is survived by her husband of 70 years, Richard E. Ross of Sidney Center; three sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Florence Ross of Bainbridge, Lawrence and Carolyn Ross of Vestal and Allen and Kathryn Ross of Sidney Center; brothers-in-law, Raymond and Louise Ross of Franklin and Kingsley and Dorothy Ross of Coventry; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is predeceased by her son, Louis Ross, and a brother, Raymond Heinmen.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at 1 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21, Main St., Sidney. Friends may call today after 2 p.m.. The family will be in attendance from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Sidney Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in name of Verna G. Ross to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, N.Y. 13905.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers, Inc., 21 Main St., Sidney.
He was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Litchfield, the son of Grove and Alice Nellie (Morris) Wilkinson.
He married Emma Lou Burch on Oct. 2, 1949, in Milford. She predeceased him Oct. 25, 1980.
Earl had been employed by the town of Burlington, and was a past member of the Burlington Fish and Game Club. He enjoyed his family, hunting and fishing, and working with his hands. He along with Mr. Karl Lochner helped build the Burlington Town Barn, which was recently destroyed by fire.
Earl is survived by his sons and their spouses, Earl and Pat Wilkinson of Edmeston and Garry and Kim Wilkinson of Virginia; six grandchildren, Daniel E., Earl J., Rebecca M., Jeremiah (Bo), Benjamin N., and Brandy K. Wilkinson; two sisters, Esther Looman and Nellie Sprague; his sister-in-law, Leiah Dougherty; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by six brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, with the Rev. William Highfield, officiating. Calling hours are Tuesday, May 11, 1999, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Interment will be at Edmeston Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Earl's memory to the Edmeston Emergency Squad. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Mr. Snyder died on April 8, 1999, at the Carnation Manor Nursing Home in Oakland, N.J. A funeral service was previously held in Wayne, N.J.
Local arrangements are by the E.J. Skinner Co., 115 Main St., Worcester.
Arrangements are pending with the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's edition of The Daily Star.
Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs. A complete obituary will appear in the Tuesday edition of The Daily Star.
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