HARPURSVILLE Mr. Daniel E. Lewis Jr., of Harpursville, 69, died peacefully Thursday morning, Sept. 23, 1999, at his home after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Oneonta, the son of Daniel E. and Rose C. (Virtell) Lewis Sr.
He married Janet Stark on Aug. 15, 1954, in Franklin.
Daniel served in the United States Air Force as an airman first class stationed in Guam during the Korean Conflict.
He retired from Agway after 40 years as the night shift manager in the Feed Division. After his retirement, he drove for the Harpursville Central School for 26 years.
He was a member of the Windsor Methodist Church, and the Harpursville American Legion. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Janet of Harpursville; one daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Garry Skovsende of Franklin; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Dennis and Christine Lewis of Afton, Douglas Lewis of Binghamton and Tracy Lewis and his companion, Diane Lowe, of Harpursville; one sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and the Rev. Carl Wayman of Oneonta; eight grandchildren, Jamie and Brandon Skovsende of Franklin, Mitchell, Matthew, Russell, and Joshua Lewis of Afton, Ryan Lewis and his sister, Danielle Lowe, of Harpursville; very special cousins, Pete and Alna Virtell of New Berlin and Laura Halpin of South Carolina; one nephew; as well as several other cousins; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joan and Jim Klukkert of Florida and Carel and Mel LaVier of Arkansas; and one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Darel and Diane Stark of Oneonta.
Daniel was predeceased by his parents and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Wendell and Hazel Stark.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at 1 p.m. at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. Burial will be in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta.
The family will be present at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, from 7 to 9 p.m. for those who wish may call.
It has been requested that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy be made to either the Hospice at Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, N.Y. or to the American Cancer Society, Southern District Office, 57 Front St., Binghamton, N.Y., 13905 in loving memory of Daniel E. Lewis Jr.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS Mr. Howard James Duncan, 90, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at his home.
He was born Dec. 11, 1918, in Summit, the son of Edward and Sarah (VanBuren) Duncan Sr.
On Sept. 17, 1946, he married Dorothy K. Haggerty in the Presbyterian Parsonage, Cooperstown, she survives.
Mr. Duncan was educated in Milford Central School and served in the United States Army in Germany during World War II. He worked on the CC Camps and was a painter for several years. He last worked at Utica Drop Forge Tool Co. for many years until retiring in 1973.
He was a member of the Hugick, Pyrcell, Shepard American Legion Post 616 and International Association of Machinist Aerospace Workers Union 1509.
Besides his wife Dorothy R. Duncan of Richfield Springs, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Neil (Linda) Groetken of Lemars, Iowa, Mrs. Leslie (Ramona) Smith of Richfield Springs, Ms. Doreen Mang of Fort Plain and Mrs. Robin (Jean) Tilbe of Bridgewater; two sons, Ronald Duncan of Maryland and Dennis Duncan of Richfield Springs; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Edward Duncan Jr. of Burlington Flats, Frank Duncan of Schuyler Lake, Raymond Duncan of Monticello and Elwin Duncan of Hartwick; two sisters, Elizabeth Sparks of Herkimer and Isabelle Barbera of Richfield Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Fred, Herbert and Sylvan Duncan; and a sister, Louise Kenyon.
Cremation took place at the Leatherstocking Crematory Inc., Cherry Valley.
There will be a memorial service held at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley on Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. John Young officiating. Burial will follow with a military service in the Lakeview Cemetery, Richfield Springs.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
EARLVILLE Mr. Michael G. Tesla, 90 years, of South Lebanon Road, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at University Hospital, Syracuse.
He was born Sept. 25, 1908, in Barnesborow, Pa., the son of Michael and Theresa Stupak Tesla, and attended local schools. He served with the United States Army during World War II in the Central Europe, Rhineland and Rome-Arno battles.
In October 1938, Mr. Tesla married the former Henrietta Kelsey, in St. Mary's Church, Oneonta. She predeceased him on July 27, 1989.
He was a self-employed dairy farmer in Sherburne and Columbus until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Malachy's Church in Sherburne.
Mr. Telsa is survived by a daughter, Michaeleen G. Tesla of Sherburne: a sister-in-law, Louise Tesla of Florida; his grandchildren, Lisa and Bill Wyman of Earlville, John Jr. and Jennifer Zbydniewski, Jona Zbydniewski, Michael and Amy Zbydniewsli, all of Sherburne, Gina and Pete Trask of Dundee; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his dear service buddy, Mac Farrow of Earlville.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Tesla in 1948; two brothers, Andrew and Joseph Tesla; and four sisters, Theresa Selepchak, Mary Salley, Sister Concepta and Sister Assumpta.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Malachy's Church, Sherburne.
Burial with full military honors will be made in the Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m., Friday.
CHERRY VALLEY Ms. Harriet Hayes, 88, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at The Meadows.
She was born Nov. 9, 1910, in St. Johnsville, the daughter of Adelford and Orva (Hillegas) Hayes.
Ms. Hayes worked on the family farm, Rocky Acres, from 1927-1993.
Harriet is survived by a niece-in-law, Esther Hayes of Cherry Valley; nephew-in-law, Harry Iverson; nieces, Mrs. Gerald (Orva) Wilmot of Cherry Valley, Mrs. Richard (Harriet) Hayen of Memphis, N.Y., Mrs. Eleanor Hudson of Paradise, Pa., Ms. Orva Gray of Oppenheim, Mrs. Rodney (Kathern) Montana of Oppenheim; two cousins, Mildred and Margaret Walrous of St. Johnsville; many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-great-nephews.
Ms. Hayes was predeceased by two sisters, Ida Hayes and Myra Hamond; two brothers, Harold and Ivan Hayes; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Hayes; and nieces and nephews, Harold W. Hayes, William Hudson, Kenneth Hudson and Gladys Iverson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at 3 p.m. at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley, with the Rev. Ron Fralick officiating. Burial will follow in the Cherry Valley Cemetery, Cherry Valley.
There will be one hour of calling on Saturday, from 2 p.m. until service time.
Contributions in Ms. Hayes' memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
STAMFORD Rose H. Baum, 97, of 3 Holly Tree Rd., Stamford, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
She was born Jan. 14, 1902, in Kyserike, the daughter of Ernest and Maude (Krom) Harp.
She married A. Paul Baum on June 10, 1922, in Ossining. Paul died Oct. 19, 1977.
Rose was a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin, and the Utsayantha Post 1379 American Auxiliary in Stamford.
Rose is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, June and Fred Dugan of Stamford and Elaine and Edward Harris of Longmont, Calif.; a grandson, Patrick J. Dugan of Stamford; a granddaughter, Suzanne E. Harris of Thornton, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer.
The family requests no flowers. Expressions of sympathy in Rose's memory are to be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1379, P.O. Box 362, Stamford, N.Y. 12167.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Stamford and Grand Gorge.
WORCESTER George Warner, 85, of Worcester, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
Arrangements are pending with E.J. Skinner Co., Funeral Chapel, 115 Main St., Worcester.
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