She was born May 28, 1944 in Schenevus, the daughter of Howard and Thelma (Bivins) Sellick.
She was married to Ivan Preston.
Betty was a lifelong area resident.
She worked at the Great American in Cooperstown as an office clerk for more than 20 years. She also worked during the summer at Pop's Place in Milford.
Betty enjoyed NASCAR racing and loved being with her granddaughters and family. She will be dearly missed by many.
She is survived by her husband, Ivan Preston of Hartwick; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and John Staats of Maryland and Lori and Brian Hoag of Roseboom; granddaughters, Brittany and Emily Hoag of Roseboom; sisters, Lula "Doody" and her husband, Glenn Hawley, of Maryland and Phyllis Tylee of Canajoharie; her twin brother, Robert, and his wife, Helene Sellick, of Hartwick; a brother, Donald Sellick of Hartwick; a dear niece, Heather Slater of Cherry Valley; Grandma Weber of Hartwick; and many beloved family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, David Sellick in 1983.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Heller Funeral Home, 10 Arch St., Schenevus.
The Rev. Frank MacCracken Jr., pastor of the Word of Faith Church in Maryland, will officiate.
Burial will follow at the Schenevus Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held at the Heller Funeral Home, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The family will be in attendance 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in loving memory of Betty to the American Cancer Society, Southern District Office, 57 Front St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13905-4704.
Funeral arrangements are by Heller Funeral Home, 10 Arch St., Schenevus.
She was born May 13, 1928, in Oneonta, the daughter of George L. and Rita (Galer) Couse. She was married to Vincent Luchessi who died in 1987.
Jane graduated from the Laurens Central School in 1940, where she lived for many years. After moving back to the area from the state of Washington, she owned and operated the Milford Bowling Alley for 10 years. She was an avid bowler and bowled on several leagues including the Traveling League. she was also a member of the Bowlers Hall of Fame.
For several years, Jane was a chef at Ethan Allen and a supervisor at the Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn., where she lived for 11 years before returning to the Milford area where she lived out the remainder of her life.
Jane is survived by her children and their spouses, Richard and Gail Rutan of Atwater, Calif., Debra and Keith Velasco of Milford, Leslie and Scott Yenser of Milford and Lizabeth and Heinz Rumenapp of Franklin and a brother and his wife, George and Carol Couse of West Oneonta.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Charlotte and Chris Chase, Kristen Velasco, Bill and Noreen Hogan, Rob and Karen Hogan, David and Lance Rutan, Christal and Jessica Cornwell, Jacqueline and Ted Lindo and Karen Rutan; her great-grandchildren, Devin and Dillon Chase, Briahna and Cera Cornwell, Sadie Hogan, Jake and Cassie Jane Lindo, Bethany and Desiree Rutan, Kate-Lynn Rutan; her faithful companion, Whiskers; along with an aunt and uncle, several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Gail Thayer.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at 3 p.m. in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, with the Rev. John D. Greiner, pastor of the Oneonta Assembly of God, officiating.
Friends are invited to call Saturday evening at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. at which time the family will be in attendance.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Emergency Squad or the Catskill Area Hospice.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Burial will follow at the Charlotte Valley Cemetery, West Davenport.
A 1934 graduate of Delaware Academy in Delhi, he worked at milk processing receiving facilities in Delhi and New Kingston. He volunteered in the Andes Fire Department for a time.
After several years in Owego, he returned to Delhi to become manager of the Delhi Waste Water Treatment Facility. While a Delhi resident, he was a founding member of the Campanile Handbell Choir of the First Presbyterian Church.
Later, he moved to Walton to manage the newly opened Walton Waste Water Treatment Plant. He later spent his career there working with the facility contractor engineers to overcome problems in the plant design, which was at the time considered to be new and revolutionary. He retired from that position at age 70, at which time he was awarded a certificate of recognition from the New York Water Pollution Control Association for "outstanding contributions made for the enhancement of water pollution control."
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Walton.
An avid bicyclist, Mr. Snyder participated in bicycle tours of Jamaica and Ireland, both after age 70. Walton residents will remember him riding on the many hillside roads surrounding the village, where he took great joy in the beautiful views.
Mr. Snyder was preceded in death by his wife Helen (nee Parsons) in 1994.
He is survived by his daughter, Raye Potts of Newburyport, Mass.; a son, Navy Captain (Doctor) Thomas Snyder of Vallejo, Calif.; and grandsons, Ian Potts of Newburyport, James Snyder of Washington, D.C., and Jason Snyder of Tampa, Fla.
His family plan a private funeral.
Donations in Mr. Snyder's memory can be made to Catskill Area Hospice Inc., the United Presbyterian Church of Walton or the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
He was born to the late Claude B. and Lina Gregory Wadsworth on Feb. 14, 1914, in Mount Upton.
Cappy graduated from Albany Business School. He married Jane Herrick who predeceased him. Cappy then married Irma Valla.
He was the owner of Wadsworth Electric, Sidney, and was an area businessman for more than 50 years. He was a 50-year member of the United Methodist Church, Sidney. Cappy was past president and director of Sidney Rotary Club where he had 55 years of perfect attendance.
He was the director of the Sidney Development Corp. Cappy was also the past president and Director of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce and former director of The Hospital, Sidney. He was the director for the First National Bank of Sidney and was a member of the advisory board for the Sidney Branch of NBT. Cappy was also a member of the Sidney golf and country club and a charter member of the Sidney Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Irma Wadsworth of Stuart, Fla.; his son, Gregory Wadsworth of Hawaii; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Robert Slawson of Saratoga Springs; a sister, Kay W. Cooley of Sidney and Ellenton, Fla.; a brother, Claude V. Wadsworth of Fishers Landing and Ellenton, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He is also predeceased by a sister, Eleanor W. Dobson.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the United Methodist Church, Sidney, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Masland officiating.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Inc., Sidney.
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