Francis K. ’Frank’ Niles
OTEGO Francis K. "Frank" Niles, 89, passed away Monday, April 3, 2006, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in
Deaths of local interest in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties are:
*Doris Burlison, 83, McGraw, formerly of Bainbridge.
*Marjorie D. Heidrich, 84, Hornell.
*Francis K. ’Frank’ Niles, 89, Otego.
*Full obituary in today’s Daily Star.
He was born May 30, 1916, in Binghamton, the son of William H. and Mary (Foley) Niles.
Frank married Frances Mauro on June 24, 1972, in Queens Village.
He served as a New York City fireman, retiring after 20 years. He was also employed by Pan Am Airways for 20 years. After retirement, he and his family moved to Otego in August of 1985.
Frank was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oneonta and the Knights of Columbus in Nassau County.
He enjoyed traveling and the outdoors, especially walking and hiking, and once hiked Kilimanjaro in Africa.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Niles, of Otego; his children, Dr. William and Maryann Niles of Garden City Park, Marilynn and Norm Bourdon of Unadilla, Kathy and Borough Chief of the FDNY Ed Kilduff of Flushing, Laurie and James Erwin of New York City, Michael and Monica Niles of Oneonta and Kelli Niles and Matt Hafele of Oneonta; grandchildren, Kara and Nicola Capuzzo, Chris Niles, Jeff Bourdon, Patricia Bourdon and Matthew Bell, Daniel Kilduff and Ellen Fryda, Lauren Kilduff, William Erwin, Ethan Niles and Meghan Niles; a great-granddaughter, Maya Capuzzo; a sister, Kathleen Breen of Tewksbury, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Nora; and two sisters, Jane Korby and Agnes Lee.
Calling hours will be at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home in Oneonta, from 5 p.m. to the funeral service time at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006, with the Rev. Victor Owan, associate pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oneonta, officiating.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Otego at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made to the Otego Emergency Squad, River Street, Otego, NY 13825.
The Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St. in Oneonta, is serving the family.Marjorie D. Heidrich
HORNELL Marjorie D. Heidrich, 84, of McAuley Manor, Hornell, peacefully went to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 2, 2006, surrounded by her children, at the nursing home where she had resided for over a year in declining health.
She was predeceased by husband, Lester Heidrich, on July 22, 1994; and sister, Marie Murwin, in 1983.
She was born March 7, 1922, in Windham, the daughter of the late Chester and Ruth (Benjamin) Dibble.
She married Lester J. Heidrich on June 13, 1948, at the Sidney First Baptist Church. Mrs. Heidrich resided in Sidney most of her life.
A longtime member of the First Baptist Church, she had served in many capacities including playing the piano and organ and belonging to the Philathea Class.
Marjorie had done volunteer work at The Hospital, Sidney, helped with the election board, and was active in Senior Citizens.
She attended Oneonta Normal School and Lowell Business School in Binghamton before being employed for five years at Bendix Corporation (Scintilla).
The focus of her life was being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She enjoyed playing the piano, flower gardening, and collecting vases and canning jars.
She is survived by a daughter, Margaret (Loren) Logue of Dansville; two sons, Russell L. Heidrich and his fiancee, Lisa Dubuque, and her children, Laura and Keith, of Berkshire, and Douglas J. (Doris) Heidrich of Rockwood, Tenn.; also by six grandchildren, Brad (Beth) Logue, Ryan Logue, Steve Heidrich, Jennifer Heidrich, Laura (William) Tipton and Ashley Heidrich; a great-granddaughter, Xandria Heidrich; and three nephews. She is also remembered by many dear friends and former neighbors from Sidney, Dansville, and McAuley Manor in Hornell.
Friends may call in Sidney on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, with the Rev. Ken Southworth, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Sidney, officiating. Burial will follow in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.
A memorial service will also be held in Dansville on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, 25 Franklin St., Dansville, with the Rev. Ed Irwin officiating. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. at the church.
Memorial gifts in Mrs. Heidrich’s name may be made to McAuley Manor at MercyCare, 1 Bethesda Drive, Hornell, NY 14843 or the First Baptist Church, 28 River St., Sidney, NY 13838.
Funeral arrangements are by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel Inc., Sidney.Doris Burlison
MCGRAW Doris Burlison, 83, of McGraw, formerly of Bainbridge, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Cortland.
She was born May 3, 1922, daughter of the late Charles O. and Ethel May (Weidman) Winchell in Guilford.
Doris married Erwin S. Burlison on March 22, 1941, in Guilford Center. He predeceased her Oct. 31, 1995.
Doris and Erwin were the caretakers of the General Clinton Park grounds in Bainbridge for 21 years. Doris also sold Avon for over 29 years.
She was a past member of the Bainbridge Grange and the Daughters of Veterans of the Civil War.
She is survived by Colleen and Gary Zanker, Whitney Point, Harold (Corky) and Linda Burlison of Florida, Charles and Linda Washburn, Sidney; dear friends, Doretta Neer and Christine Hodges, McGraw; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also predeceased by a son, Leon (Butch) Burlison; a sister; and three brothers.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Sidney, with the Rev. Ron Wenzinger, of the Whitney Point United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Bainbridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.