Helen R. Avery
DELHI Helen R. Avery, 91, a longtime Delhi resident, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday evening, Aug. 17, 2004, at Bassett
Deaths of local interest in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties are:
*Helen R. Avery, 91, Delhi.
*Barbara H. Hilson, 78, Bovina Center.
*Maud Hamilton Kiwiet-Pantaleoni, 44, Oneonta.
*Virginia L. (Ginny) Green Korger, 66, Morris.
*Paul A. Volkert, 78, Bainbridge.
*Full obituary in today’s Daily Star.
The daughter of Lewis and Nellie K. (Beard) Eastburn, she was born Nov. 18, 1912, in Reading, Pa., and married Lars M. Avery, Sept. 9, 1945, at the Second Presbyterian Church, Delhi.
In early life, Helen was employed by the American Casualty (Insurance) Co., Reading, Pa., moving to Delhi at the time of her marriage, where she was employed for a number of years by the Delaware County Highway Department and, subsequently, New York State Department of Transportation, retiring in 1968.
She was a longtime member of the Second Presbyterian Church (United Ministry of Delhi) and the former Delaware Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Lars Avery, at home; and an extended family of many friends.
Friends are invited to attend graveside services at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, in the Woodland Cemetery, Delhi, with the Rev. Lisa Heckman, her pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Central Delaware County, Delhi, will be appreciated.
Arrangements are entrusted to Robert A. Peet, Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi.Virginia L. Korger
MORRIS Virginia L. (Ginny) Green Korger, 66, of Morris died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She was born in New Jersey on Aug. 31, 1937, the daughter of George and Grace Dunn.
She married John Korger. She had been employed as a sales clerk at J.J. Newberry’s of Cooperstown and McLaughlin’s Department Store of Norwich.
She is survived by her husband, John, of Morris; her children, Ginger Krahnert and husband, Rich, of Hartwick; and George Green of Coconut Creek, Fla. She was blessed with her grandchildren, Richard and Mishea Krahnert, Brian Krahnert, Becky Gardner, Brittany Tyler, Heather Green; and her great-grandchildren, Richard, David and Carter Matthew Krahnert.
It was Ginny’s request that no calling hours be held, and burial will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery, with her son Michael who predeceased her on May 10, 1984.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Strong Memorial Hospital Liver Transplant Fund, care of Ginger Krahnert, 199 Patent Road, Hartwick, NY 13348. This fund is used for the families of liver transplant recipients for their hotel accommodations.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.Maud Hamilton Kiwiet-Pantaleoni
ONEONTA Maud Hamilton Kiwiet-Pantaleoni, 44, of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away on Aug. 17, 2004, in the town of Neversink, where she was vacationing.
She was born on June 26, 1960, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Hewitt and Patricia (Hamilton) Pantaleoni.
She lived in Oneonta from 1960 to 1986, at which time she moved to Kalamazoo.
Maud worked as a loan officer at the Comerica Bank. She attended college at the State University College at Oneonta and at the State University of New York at Albany where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theater. Throughout her life she continued to be a part of local theater both as a director and as an actor. She loved to sing and conducted a children’s choir. Recently, she took up creating works in stained glass.
She was a devoted and loving mother to her son.
She is survived by her son, Joshua Hewitt Kiwiet-Pantaleoni of Kalamazoo; her mother, Patricia Pantaleoni of Oneonta; her three sisters, Lucy P. and her husband, Joseph A. Bernier ,of Oneonta, Mary P. and her husband, Bear Boel, of Ithaca, and Alice H. Pantaleoni and Mark A. Lubell of East Worcester; her two nieces, Genevieve P. Bernier and Emily P. Bernier of Oneonta; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Maud’s brother, Timothy G. Pantaleoni, has been missing in the state of Hawaii since 1995.
She was predeceased by her father, Hewitt Pantaleoni, in 1988.
A service to celebrate Maud’s life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in the Unitarian Universalist Society Church, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta, with the Rev. Judith Quarles officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Humane Society, Operation Fix It Mobile Spay and Neuter Program, 4239 South Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI, 49008, in memory of Maud Hamilton and Sunny.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home.Paul A. Volkert
BAINBRIDGE Paul A. Volkert, 78, of Bainbridge died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, following a short illness.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1925, in Carthage to the late Paul and Sophie Volkert.
Paul served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1944-1946.
On April 2, 1948, he married Pauline Lois Clifford in Carthage. They later moved to Chenango Forks, where he worked as a monument craftsman and dealer for the Binghamton-Johnson City Monument Company. In 1969, he purchased Bainbridge Memorial Works, which he operated until 1988.
Paul was a dedicated volunteer firefighter. He served as treasurer of the Chenango Forks Fire Department, which honored him with lifetime membership. He was an active member of the Bainbridge Fire Department where, until recently, he served as dispatcher.
Paul was the former treasurer of the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce and served as treasurer for the General Clinton Canoe Regatta for many years.
He was predeceased by his wife, Lois, this past December; and by his sisters Wilhelmina Knapp and Alice Pierce.
He is survived by three children and their spouses, Paula and George Gifford, Bainbridge, Brad and Judy Volkert, Bainbridge, and Herbert and Karen Volkert, Dryden; 11 grandchildren, Dr. Michelle Gifford, Bainbridge, Jennifer Cannistra and husband, Jarrett, Bainbridge, Gary Gifford, Milford, Mary Gifford, Endwell, Dr. Theresa Colonna and husband, Dr. Scott Colonna, N. Providence, R.I., Tricia Volkert, Johnson City, Paul D. Volkert, Bainbridge, Amanda Volkert, Kristina Volkert, Tiffany Volkert and Nicole Volkert, all of Dryden; a sister-in-law, Doris Haller, Binghamton, a brother-in-law, Deforest and Frances Clifford, Whitney Point; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Family will receive friends at C.H. Landers Chapel from noon until time of service.
A service of interment for Paul and Lois Volkert will follow the memorial service at Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bainbridge Free Library or the Greenlawn Cemetery Association.Barbara H. Hilson
BOVINA CENTER Barbara H. Hilson, 78, a lifelong area resident, passed away peacefully, Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, 2004, at her home.
The daughter of Malcolm G. and Ruth Ann (Rutherford) Hotchkin, she was born May 19, 1926, in Andes, was a 1945 graduate of Delaware Academy, Delhi, received a degree in early childhood education from SUNY Cobleskill, and married John H. Hilson Jr., Nov. 8, 1947, at the Bovina United Presbyterian Church.
A homemaker most of her life, Barbara was a longtime member of the Bovina U.P. Church where she served as clerk of session, treasurer of the McClellan Missionary Circle, a member of Forum, sang in the Senior Choir, directed Junior Choir, Youth Fellowship and taught Sunday School. She was also a Cub Scout leader, a member of the Bovina Historical Society and the former Watagua Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Delhi.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, John "Jack" Hilson, at home; three children, Christine H. (Michael) Batey and John H. (Margaret) Hilson III, all of Bovina Center, and Nancy H. (Chuck) Walker, of Algodones, N.M.; a sister, Thelma H. Jackson, of Woodbury, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Travis and Evan Batey, Heather and Helena Hilson, Jonathan and Jody Walker; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Silvernail, Margaret Gonyo and Jean Dreyfus Harwood, and brother, Kenneth Hotchkin.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday afternoon and evening, Aug. 21, at the Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi, and funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Bovina U.P. Church, by the Rev. Scott Conrad, with burial following in the Bovina Cemetery, after which, the family will receive friends at a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Bovina Emergency Squad or Catskill Area Hospice will be appreciated.
Arrangements are entrusted to Robert A. Peet, Delhi.