Friday, January 9, 2004
Louis D. Aulicino
BOVINA Louis D. Aulicino, 65, of Bovina died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at O'Connor Hospital, Delhi.
He was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Astoria, the son of Louis and Christina (Spierto) Aulicino.
He married Amelia Scerbo on June 7, 1958, in Astoria.
Mr. Aulicino was a custom carpenter and cabinetmaker. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper, teaching educational courses on trapping for the New York State Trappers Association. Golf was his favorite sport.
Devoted to his family, he is survived by his wife, Amelia, in Bovina; a son, Louis J. Aulicino of Oneonta, and his fiancee, Jennifer Carr, and children, also of Oneonta; a granddaughter, Emily Christina Aulicino; two sisters, a sister-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
Funeral services will take place on Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Bovina, with Father Jason Catania officiating.
Burial will be in the spring in the Bovina Cemetery, Bovina Center.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bovina Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
Alton C. Cole
TREADWELL Alton C. Cole, 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Oneonta Nursing Home, Oneonta.
Alton was born June 2, 1912, on West Platner Brook, Delhi, to Henry and Anna Smith Cole. He was the youngest of eight children.
Alton married his loving wife, Elizabeth Currie, on July 22, 1939.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Alton operated a milk hauling business, owned and operated a school bus to A.L. Kellogg School, a bus transporting employees to Scintilla in Sidney during World War II, and also the Treadwell Garage. In the mid-1940s, Alton and Warren Weerheim started the Treadwell Lumber Company, manufacturing hardwood lumber, which they owned and operated until the mill burned in 1969. After the fire, Alton owned and managed a wholesale division of the company until his retirement in 1980, when he sold the business to his son James.
Alton served for many years on the A.L. Kellogg School Board, as well as the Board of the Western Delaware BOCES. He served as a Delaware County Republican Committeeman and was a charter member of the Delhi College Golf Course, which he joined in April 1964. Alton was a member of the Oneonta Elks Club since 1944, and a member of the West Delhi Presbyterian Church.
Alton is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Cole; sons, James (Barbara) of Wells Bridge and Robert (Joan) of King William, Va.; grandchildren, Sharon Cole, Juliann Cole, Melissa Ferguson, Thomas Goodrich, Glenna (Patrick) Carey, and Sandra Goodrich; great-grandchildren, Abreanna Goodrich, Beth Ann Carey, Zacharia Carey, Ashley Goodrich, Devon Ferguson, Ethan Ferguson, Connor Ferguson and Logan Thomas. A sister, Charlotte Baker; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, the Rev. John and Donna Currie; and several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Alton introduced his granddaughters Sherri and Julie to his love of horses when they were very young children. He spent countless hours, days and years with Sherri and Julie taking them to riding lessons and competitions, watching them ride and sharing their successes with them.
Alton was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Clifford, Clyde and Claude, and sisters, Betty Bennett, Ella Peaslee and Lura Stewart.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi. His brother-in-law, the Reverend John Currie, will perform the services. Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery, Delhi, in the spring.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Treadwell Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
Margaret A. Bacon
DELHI Margaret Ann Bacon, 54, of Roscoe, formerly of Delhi, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City.
The daughter of James and Frances (Dantz) Haley, she was born Jan. 15, 1949, in Saratoga Springs.
"Peggy" grew up in Andes, later living in Delhi, where she worked at O'Connor Hospital for 18 years, most of that time on the dietary staff. She had been a resident of Roscoe for the past three years, and was a fan of Elvis Presley and his music most of her life.
Surviving are her friend and former husband, Edward W. Bacon Sr., of Roscoe; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward W. and Grace Bacon Jr., of Andes; two grandchildren, Torin and Serena Bacon; her mother, Frances Murray, of Coral Springs, Fla.; a brother, James Haley, of Amsterdam; two nieces; two nephews; and many friends at O'Connor Hospital.
Friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Delhi Alliance Church, with the Rev. David Wheatley Jr., pastor, officiating. A reception will follow, at which time the family will receive friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to O'Connor Hospital Expansion Fund.
Arrangements are entrusted to Robert A. Peet, Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi.
ONEONTA Mary Cazza, 94, of Oneonta passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at the A.O. Fox Hospital Nursing Home.
She was born April 6, 1909, in New York City, the daughter of Matteo and Maria (Cannella) Scavone.
She married Vito DeSalvatore in 1926, and he passed away in 1945. She then married Emilio DeFiore, and then Carmen Cazza. They both predeceased her.
She was a seamstress for many years at the Jonathan Logan Dress Company in Oneonta.
Mary was a member of St. Mary's Church and its Rosary Society, the Young at Heart Group, and the Italian-American Club.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Joseph and Ardyce DeSalvatore of Oneonta, Nicholas and Dolores DeSalvatore of Norwich, Theresa DeSalvatore of Oneonta, and Jeane Natoli of Norwich; a sister, Theresa Sparaco of Oneonta; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Helen DeSalvatore; and a grandson, Matthew Natoli.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, associate pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the spring in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
Friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, at which time the family will be in attendance.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Sidney C. Utter
DAVENPORT CENTER Sidney Charles "Chuckie" Utter died Jan. 7, 2004, at his home in Davenport Center.
Chuckie was born Jan. 14, 1971, in Oneonta, to Sidney W. and Joan A. Sands Utter.
He had worked for Hartwick College for 10 years as a floater custodian in the maintenance department. Through work he was a former member and officer of SEIU Local 200.
Chuckie enjoyed hunting, working on cars and motorcycles, and reading. He loved people and was devoted to his friends and family. His dog "Mugsy" reciprocated Chuckie's love, perhaps knowing he had been rescued from a shelter.
Chuckie is survived by his father, Sidney and wife Barbara Utter of Davenport Center; mother, Joan Utter and Roger Winne of Davenport Center; son, Sidney Charles Utter Jr. of West Davenport; sisters, Edie and husband William Halstead of Davenport Center and Susan and husband John Rifenburgh of West Davenport; half sister, Terri Jo Burgher of Portlandville; stepbrothers, Chad Winne and Brett Winne of Davenport Center; grandmother, Edith Sands of Davenport Center; close nephew, Christopher Utter, and best friend Charlie Bordinger, both of Davenport Center; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Saturday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. Funeral service will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bookhout Funeral Home.
Interment will be in the spring at Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta.
Memorial donations may be made in Chuckie's memory to the Delaware County SPCA in Delhi.
Arrangements are by Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Virginia M. Butts
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Ms. Virginia M. Butts, 87, of Gatehouse Court, Daytona Beach, passed away Jan. 8, 2004, at her home.
Virginia was born on May 13, 1916, in Roxbury, the daughter of Herman and Hazel (Ahl) Wiedemann. She moved to Daytona Beach in September 2002, from Oneonta.
She worked for Sears for 13 years. She graduated from the A.O. Fox Memorial Licensed Practical Nursing Course in 1964. She worked for A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital for three years, she retired as an LPN from the University Hospital in San Diego, Calif., in 1987.
She was a member of the Sensational Seniors Travel Club, Daytona Beach, and she was vice president of the Valley Travelers, El Cajon, Calif.
She enjoyed traveling, ceramics, arts and crafts.
Virginia is survived by her son, Richard L. Butts of Oneonta; her daughter, Elaine Rummell of Daytona Beach, Fla.; her daughter-in-law, Marion Butts of Otego; her brothers, Merritt Wiedemann of Daytona Beach, Carl Wiedemann of Chittenango, and Douglas Wiedemann of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Marilyn Jenkins of Sherburne, Va., and Vivian Hamwey of Oneonta; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL, 32127.
Services by Alavon Direct Cremation Service, South Daytona.