Thursday, April 15, 2004
Carol A. Schmidt
MOUND, Minn. Carol A. Schmidt, 55, of Mound passed away April 6, 2004.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Colwell; and her son, Robert.
Deaths of local interest in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties are:
*Isabel Lillian Rose Barber, 80, Nineveh.
*Herbert T. Cloughly, 85, Worcester.
*Annie Fagergren, 73, Oneonta.
*Gilbert 'Gib' Finkle, 86, Andes.
Deborah Lynn Fisher, 50, Oneonta.
*Madison Kaydence Hilgers, DeLancey.
*Ralph William Munson, 84, Sidney Center.
Isaac Michael Nieves, 20, Sidney.
*Bradley L. Onyan, 51, Cooperstown.
*Carol A. Schmidt, 55, Mound, Minn.
*Full obituary in today's Daily Star.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Allen; daughter, Wendy (Russ) Trout; son, Troy; grandchildren, Matthew, Samantha and Melanie; mother, Alice Colwell; siblings, Roberta, Donna, Richard and Sue; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Funeral service was held Saturday, April 10, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 5218 Bartlett Blvd., Mound. Visitation was held two hours before the service.
Ralph W. Munson
SIDNEY CENTER Ralph William Munson, 84, of Sidney Center, and a resident at the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 11, 2004, in Oxford.
He was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Meredith, the son of the late George W. and Anna Goodsell Munson.
On Oct. 4, 1941, he married Elnora Hornbeck in Barryville. She predeceased him on Sept. 9, 2000.
For many years, Ralph was an area farmer. He also was a machinist for the Amphenol Corporation, Sidney, and retired in February 1983.
Mr. Munson was a veteran of the United States Army serving his country during World War II.
He was a member of the Trout Creek Community Church and the I.A.M.&A.W. Local 1529 Sidney.
He is survived by his son, Loren O. Munson of Sidney Center; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Gerald Rogers of Oneonta and Marjorie and Ernest Hitchcock of Scotia; three sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Mildred Munson of Birmingham, Ala., Jeannine Hornbeck of Trout Creek, and Lillian and Morris Hornbeck of Sidney Center. Also surviving are six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Gayle Ann VanWhy; five brothers; and three sisters predeceased Ralph.
Graveside services will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Meridale, at 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2004, with the Rev. Mitchell Bush officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Maple Cottage at the New York State Veterans Home Donation Fund, 4211 State Highway 220, Oxford, NY 13830 in Ralph's name.
Arrangements are under the direction of the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Deborah L. Fisher
ONEONTA A memorial service for Deborah Lynn Fisher, who died Friday, April 9, 2004, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Judith A. Thistle, chaplain at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta, officiating.
ONEONTA Annie Fagergren, 73, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2004, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
She was born April 13, 1930, in New York City, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Chapman McSporran) Massey.
Annie was predeceased by her husband, Sven A. Fagergren, whom she married on June 17, 1950, in Brooklyn.
She worked for the Bank of Richmondville as the secretary to the president and was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartwick Seminary.
Survivors include a son, Sven T. Fagergren of Schoharie; a granddaughter, Kayla Fagergren of Largo, Fla.; a brother, Thomas Massey and a sister-in-law, Joan Massey, both of Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, Oneonta.
The funeral service will be held 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2004, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartwick Seminary, with the Rev. Paul Messner officiating.
Burial will be at the Richmondville Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hartwick Seminary.
Arrangements are by the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
WORCESTER Herbert T. Cloughly, 85, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2004, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
He was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Jackson Heights, the son of Herbert T. and Ellen (Smith) Cloughly.
Herbert was a United States Army veteran, serving during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
He was employed by Western Electric Company in New Jersey for 40 years as a switchboard installer, retiring in 1980. After retirement, he moved to the Worcester area.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Martha A. (Stellman) Cloughly of Worcester; a daughter, JoAnne Cloughly and William Krause of Charlotteville; one niece and several nephews.
Private services were held.
Contributions may be made in loving memory of Herbert to the Worcester Emergency Squad, PO Box 191, Worcester, NY 12197.
Arrangements are by the E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St., Worcester.
Madison K. Hilgers
DeLANCEY Madison Kaydence Hilgers was born April 13, 2004, at 6:02 a.m. and went to be with the Lord at 6:27 a.m.
The doctors did everything they could do, but God knew she needed to be with him. God did what was best for this beautiful child, and though her life was short on earth, she will be forever in his Kingdom, and we will see her once again when we too arrive.
She is survived by her parents, Keven and Dawn Hilgers; one brother, Alexander; her grandparents, Betty and Jack Brissette, Deb and Tom Vradenburgh and Lori and Edward Hilgers; great-grandmothers, Estell White and Mabel Hilgers; great-grandparents, Mim and James Dickson; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services for friends of the family will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2004, at the Assembly of God of Delhi, Meredith Street, Route 28.
Gilbert 'Gib' Finkle
ANDES Gilbert "Gib" Finkle, 86, of Andes passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Countryside Care Center in Delhi.
Gilbert was born July 28, 1917, in the town of Andes, the son of Reese and Elizabeth Liddle Finkle.
He was married to his wife, Ruth Ellett for 50 years. They married on Sept. 30, 1945, in Arena.
Gib served his country for several years during World War II.
A lifelong Andes area resident, he was a cattle dealer by trade for many years. Gilbert was a member of the Andes American Legion and the Delhi VFW Post.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth, of Andes; three sons, Darwin of Andes, Darrel of Owatonna, Minn., and Dwayne of Andes; two granddaughters and two grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2004, at the Andes United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Danield McCollister, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Andes Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Memorials to the Andes Emergency Squad in the name of Gilbert Finkle are appreciated.
Bradley L. Onyan
COOPERSTOWN Bradley L. Onyan, 51, passed away Friday, March 26, 2004, at his home.
Bradley was born on April 29, 1952, in Hamilton, to Norma (Rothwell) Onyan and Hobart Onyan.
Bradley attended Cooperstown Central School and attended Delhi College, where he studied carpentry.
Bradley is survived by his mother, Norma Onyan, and Ed Smith, of Cooperstown; his father, Hobart, of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Joanna Clothier Onyan of Herkimer; a son, Garrett Clothier Onyan of California; a sister, Louise Wayman of Cooperstown; brothers, Gregory of Fly Creek, and Terry and wife Wendy of Fly Creek; grandmother, Myrtle Rothwell of Sherburne; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Ernest Rothwell of Plymouth; and grandparents, Lester and Blanch Onyan of Hamilton.
A brief memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown, with the Rev. John Young officiating. Following the service there will be a small gathering for reflective time with family and friends at the Cooperstown Veterans Club on Main Street, Cooperstown.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford.
Isabel L. Barber
NINEVEH Isabel Lillian Rose Barber, 80, of Nineveh and Lake Cit, Fla., died after a brief illness on Thursday, April 8, 2004.
She was predeceased by her husband, Claude L. Barber.
Mrs. Barber is survived by her special companion, Edward Mack; her daughters, Claudia L. Fiske and husband Daniel E. Fiske, Coventry, Janet R. Loudon and husband Donald Loudon, Greene, and Colista L. Galloway and husband Mike Galloway, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Ingraham, Norwich; and also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Barber retired from RiverMede Manor Nursing Home. She was a long-time member and officer of the Alice Rebekah Lodge 419 and the Moose Chapter 502 in Sidney. She also enjoyed many activities at the Eastern Broome Senior Center in Harpursville, and enjoyed dancing at the Singles Club in Oneonta.
Memorial services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home, 69-71 Maple St., Harpursville, on Saturday, April 17, 2004, at 1 p.m., the Rev. Douglas Horne, pastor of the Nineveh Presbyterian Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Coventryville Cemetery, Coventry, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Isabel Lillian Rose Barber, may be made to American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.
Isaac M. Nieves
SIDNEY Spc. Isaac Michael Nieves, 20, of Sidney died April 8, 2004, when his combat patrol was attacked at Bani Saad, Iraq.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.