Friday, December 10, 1999
John Seaton McGrath
RICHFIELD SPRINGS A Memorial Mass for John Seaton McGrath, 85, former owner of J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs, who died on Nov. 30, 1999, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Canadraga Street, Richfield Springs.
Lloyd John Pegg
MORRIS Lloyd John Pegg, 77, of Morris, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.
He was born in the town of New Lisbon on May 24, 1922, the son of Ira and Edna (Swaine) Pegg.
He married Gladys Sammis in Inwood on March 26, 1944.
He was a well-known area dairy farmer and also operated his own trucking and custom farm work business.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morris and also the Eastern Milk Producers Corp.
He was a avid hunter and enjoyed helping his friends and was always available to fix that tractor or give advice to a friend in need. He was also available for a heated game of pitch with his father, Ira, his brother, Maurice, and his friend, Grant Prindle.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Sammis, of 551/2 years; his son, John Pegg, and his wife, Pat, of New Lisbon; three daughters, Barbara Bellott of Anchorage, Alaska, Janet Borchardt and her husband, Randy, of Marina, Calif., and Paula Cone and her husband, Tom, of Charleston Four Corners; a sister, Wanda Middlemast of Oneonta; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Edna and Ira Pegg, and a brother, Maurice Pegg.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at 1 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, with the Rev. J. Mark Norlund officiating. Burial will be in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
The family of Lloyd Pegg would like to express a very special thanks to the staff of Chase Nursing Home for their love and care.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Chase Nursing Home in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Helen C. Phillips
ONEONTA Mrs. Helen C. Phillips, 89, of Oneonta, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at the A.O. Fox Memorial Nursing Home, Oneonta.
She was born May 2, 1910, in Amsterdam, the daughter of George and Jessie (Stern) Clark.
Helen was a resident of Albany most of her life, having moved to Oneonta in 1988 to be with her daughter, Susan Thomas Mancke.
She enjoyed children and was very fond of flowers and poetry as well as reading. While in Oneonta, Helen attended St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Paul H. Phillips, in 1988.
Helen is survived by three sons, Clark Phillips and his wife, Susan Tyler, of New Brunswick, Canada, Ardison and his wife, Susan Phillips, of Oceana, Calif., and Michael Phillips of Los Angles, Calif.; one daughter, Susan Thomas Mancke and her husband, "Hap" Mancke, of Oneonta; one cousin, Millie Sutter of Amsterdam; six grandchildren, Heather Carter and her husband, Jim, of Maryland, Mary Abigail Thomas of Ithaca, John Thomas of Oneonta, Bailey Phillips of Oceana, Calif., Roberta Principle of Connecticut and Debbie Tyler of the state of Maryland.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, from the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Paul Roman, of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Oneonta, officiating.
Burial will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at St. Mary's Cemetery, Amsterdam.
Expressions of sympathy may be given to the American Red Cross, 400 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 in memory of Helen C. Phillips.
Friends may call at the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta, Monday evening, Dec. 13, 1999, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Homes, Oneonta and Otego.
Renee S. Covey
WALTON Renee S. (Closs) Covey, 46, of 6 Benton Ave., Walton, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 8, 1999, at her home after a long illness.
She was born on Aug. 17, 1953, in Walton to Elton "Slim" and Clarbelle (Gray) Closs Sr., who survives her.
She was an assistant counselor at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton, a former employee of the Delaware County Countryside Care Center and a member of the Plymouth Church.
Besides her parents, Elton "Slim" and Clarbelle (Gray) Closs, she is survived by her husband, Donald T. Covey; three children, Jeremy and Brenda Miller and Damon Covey and Dana Covey; two grandchildren, all of Walton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul Closs of Walton and Ken and Doreen Closs of New Jersey; and special friends, Kim and Jamey.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Plymouth Church, Walton/Franklin Road, Walton, with the Rev. Joseph Bokel, pastor of her church, officiating.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 or American Cancer Society, 57 Front St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13905 or Plymouth Church, Walton/Franklin Road, Walton, N.Y. 13856.
Arrangements are by the Lyon Bros.-Way, Inc. Funeral Home, corner of North and Delaware streets, Walton, N.Y. 13856, 865-5114.
HOLLY HILL, Fla. Edwin Lynes, 90, of Holly Hill, Fla., formerly of Westford, N.Y., passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999.
He was born to John and Louise (Gano) Lynes on Dec. 31, 1908.
He married Edna Wright in 1931, and celebrated 68 years of marriage in January.
He attended and graduated from Westford High School in 1929.
He was a bus driver, custodian and bus mechanic in Schenevus School District for about 40 years. He also ran the Schenevus Bus Garage.
He was a former member of Westford Fire Department, and at one time served as Westford town clerk and councilman.
He was a member of St. Timothy Episcopal Church of Westford.
After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Florida.
He was predeceased by his wife, Edna; a son, Norman; and a sister, Margaret Willig.
Edwin is survived by a daughter, Sydney Lynes; one grandson; five granddaughters; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Lynes; and six great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
He will be remembered for his wit and humor, his love of friends and generosity and will be sadly missed.
Cremation took place in Florida, where a service was held for him and his wife at the Grace Episcopal Church in Port Orange, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Westford St. Timothy Church.