Warren C. Rymer
Feb. 7, 1936-Sept. 21, 2012
SHINHOPPLE — Warren C. Rymer, 76, of Shinhopple, formerly of Chatham Twp. N.J., passed away on Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012, at home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Warren was born on Feb. 7, 1936, in East Orange, N.J., the son of the late Clair and Carolyn (Rhinehart) Rymer.
On May 25, 1963, he married the former Marcia Mead at the Christ Church in Summit, N.J.
Warren proudly served his country in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. He managed Lincoln Garage in Madison, N.J., and later owned Warrens Automotive in Chatham, N.J.
He was a member of the N.F.L.C.C., T.C.A., and president of the Summit Coin Club for 30 years.
His true passion however, was fishing and any spare moment would find him on the river.
Warren is survived by his loving family, his wife, Marcia; his daughter, Marni and husband Nicolas Bowen of Fleetwood, Pa.; his son, Wayne and his fiancée, Barbara Penn of Raritan, N.J.; and his sister, Ann Olander of Brick N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Twp., 240 Southern Blvd. Chatham NJ 07928, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, with Pastor Ed Halldorson officiating. Graveside service to follow in Meyersville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Warren’s name can be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820, Downsville EMS, 15166 State Highway 30, Downsville NY 13755, Chatham Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, 495 River Road, Chatham, NJ 07928 or the Chatham Boro Volunteer Fire Department, 1 Firehouse Plaza ,Chatham, NJ 07928.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton, NY 13856.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting www.courtneyfh.com.
Phyllis Thelma (McLean) Hanford
ONEONTA — Phyllis Thelma (McLean) Hanford, 95, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on April 1, 1917, in Bloomville, the daughter of James and Hetty (Martin) McLean.
She married Orrin W. Hanford on June 28, 1937, at the Hanford family homestead in East Meredith. They were married 61 years, and lived in Oneonta, Goodyear Lake and Stuart, Fla.
Phyllis graduated from Bloomville High School in 1935, where she was the salutatorian of her class. For 13 years, prior to her retirement, she worked for ECD Bendix.
Phyllis was a dedicated and active member of the River Street Baptist Church.
She will always be remembered for her love of cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, and gardening, which she passed on to all of her children.
Her family was always first in her life, and her pride and joy. We are all grateful for the sacrifices both parents made throughout our lives, always putting family first.
Surviving are her four children, Hetty (Jack) Adams of Cooperstown, Ruth (Percy) Decker of Syracuse, Ethel Gardner of Goodyear Lake, and James Hanford Sr. of Davenport; her grandchildren, Daniel (Sophia), Michael (Terri) Tim (Diane) Adams, Debra (Joseph) Simon, Darin Decker, James Jr., Angela (Wayne) Forsythe, Mark (Melissa) Hanford, Larry Jr. (Susan), Anthony (Joy), Craig (Kelly) Gardner; her great-grandchildren, Brett, David, John and Nicole Adams, Jennifer Smith, Jacqueline Rosenberg, Joseph Jr., and Jessica Simon, Michael and Sierra Hanford, Patricia and Desiree Forsythe, Kyle Cassidy, Steven (Fallon) Adria, Ben, Max, Sam and Michael Gardner and Reece Spatafora. She is also survived by her three sisters, Phoebe Mattice of Oneonta, Jenny Crandall of Otego, and Margaret Donafrio of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Besides her husband, Orrin, Phyllis was predeceased by her brothers, William and Kenneth McLean, and Claude Turk; a son-in-law, Larry Gardner; and her brothers-in-law, Kenneth Mattice Sr., and William Crandall.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at the River Street Baptist Church, River Street, Oneonta, at which time the family will be in attendance. A funeral service will be at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Mel Farmer, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the River Street Baptist Church, River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Franklin W. Collins
STAMFORD — Franklin W. Collins, 74, of Stamford, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at home.
He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Hobart, the son of Smith and Annise (Harrington) Collins.
He married Anna Meeghan on Jan. 26, 1957.
A lifelong area resident Frank was a butcher for Parnett’s Packing, Bloomville, for 42 years.
He is survived by his wife, Anna at home; a daughter, Diane (Dee) and Butch of Stamford; grandchildren, Nicole (Tim) Merwin, Crystal Wells and Drew Presley, Brittany (Joe) Bevilacqua, Karlie and Clayton Collins, and Tracey Budd and Robby Wells, and grandson, Ace; great-grandchildren, Hayley, Abby, Noah, Marlie, Payton, Jadyn, Rosie, Joseph, Kyle, Taylor and Zac. Also survived by his siblings, Eddie (Shirley) Collins, Betty Dudley, Dorothy Accurso, Patty (Jay) Hasbrouck and Sue Steadman; and many nieces and nephews; very special friends, Mary and Buddy Reed; and special friend, Gerald Warner.
A special thank you to the many people at the dialysis unit of Bassett Healthcare.
His mother and father, Annise and Smith Collins; and sister, Linda Mondore predeceased him.
Calling hours will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at the Hobart Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bert More officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice or the Kidney Foundation.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.macarthurfh.com.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart.
Jerry M. Johnson
UNADILLA — Jerry M. Johnson, 62, of Unadilla, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, surrounded by his family after an illness with cancer.
Jerry was born April 7, 1950, in Sidney, the son of the late E. Bernard (Ben) and Janet (Vail) Johnson.
He graduated from Unatego High School in 1969, and lived most of his life in Unadilla. He was a member of the National Guard, honorably discharged in 1976.
He worked as a manger for the Victory Markets grocery stores in the Utica area. He co-owned Bert & Ernie’s Tavern in Unadilla. He was a truck driver, driving over a million plus miles during his career for companies such as Sears & Roebuck and DL Reed Construction. He was also a successful owner/operator hauling cars for Allied Automotive and mobile homes for Star Fleet.
He was a proud Teamster member who was the Steward for Binghamton Local No. 693 during the construction of the millennium pipeline.
Jerry particularly loved antique John Deere tractors which he repaired (and repaired again) and rode with his twin brother, Jim in parades, Catskill Antique Tractor plow days or just for fun.
Jerry was the Exalted Ruler of the Sidney Elks Lodge 2175. He was also an active member of the Unadilla Fire Department with his son, Jeremy. He recently had the honor and enjoyed the opportunity to drive the brand new pumper from South Dakota to Unadilla.
He was a past elder and attended the Presbyterian Churches of Unadilla and East Guilford.
Jerry was long time member of the Unadilla Rod and Gun Club.
Jerry is survived by his partner, April McWeeney; and their son, Jeremy James Johnson. Jerry always said that Jeremy was his reward for all the good things he did. He is also survived by his loving siblings, Eric (Teresa) Johnson of Thomasville, N.C., Mike (Cindy) Johnson, Bainbridge, Jim (Marge) Johnson, Unadilla, Karen Johnson-Feltham, Ithaca, Steve (Melba) Johnson, Houston, Texas; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Maner, Chuck Bronson, Michelle (Bronson) Brock, Jake, Graham and Anna Feltham, Axel and Nina Johnson, Michelle Hoag, Renee Hunt, Chelsi Rosa, Danielle Rabideau, Doug and Shayne Rosa; and many close cousins, aunts, uncles and many, many dear friends.
Friends may call at their convenience from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at the funeral chapel. Following the service there will be a family and friend gathering at the Elks Lodge in Sidney.
Burial will be private in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Sidney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Unadilla Fire Department or the Presbyterian Churches of East Guilford or Unadilla.
Condolences may be sent to the family online to www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel Sidney.
Sheila G. Stanton
DeLANCEY — Sheila G. Stanton, 75, of DeLancey, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Robinson Terrace, Stamford.
She was born July 15, 1937, in Margaretville, the daughter of Ralph and Mary (Wickham) Caswell.
She married Robert Stanton in New Kingston on Aug. 3, 1956.
Sheila worked for Delaware County Social Services in Delhi for two years and retired from N.Y.S.E.G. in customer service in Walton after 17 years of employment. She traced her family genealogy from the 1600s.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Stanton, DeLancey; a son, Robert (Elizabeth) Stanton, Allegany; a daughter, Kathleen (Courtney) Cox of Oklahoma; two brothers, George Caswell, New Kingston, and John Caswell, Warsaw, Mo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Hamden Cemetery, Hamden, with the Rev. Bert More, officiating.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice or Delaware County Humane Society.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.macarthurfh.com.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.
Frederick S. Jones
UNADILLA — Frederick S. Jones, known as Ted, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Born on Aug. 29, 1934, he was the son of Jack and Vida Jones.
Ted was the beloved husband of Doris (Olsen); loving father of his three sons, Mike, Mark and David; and the devoted grandfather of John, Matthew, Timothy, Dillon, and Kristen.
Ted was predeceased by his parents; sister, Daryle Thurston; and granddaughter, Ellie.
Growing up Ted was a member of the Boy Scout Troop 1 from Unadilla. He graduated early from Unadilla Central School. In April of 1954, Ted married his high school sweetheart, Doris Ann Olsen from Otego.
Ted proudly served his country as a Navy Air Electronics Technician. He served with the Fighter Squadron Seventy One (VF-71), Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron Two and the Air Anti Submarine Squadron Thirty Nine (VS-39). He was honorably discharged in November 1959.
Upon graduating Albany State Teachers College, Ted was offered a teaching position at Sidney Central School. He taught physics and mathematics. He received his master’s from the State College at Oneonta. He was a negotiator for the Sidney Teachers Association. Ted started the Sidney High School Rifle Club and the competition rifle team. He was the clock operator for basketball and football games.
Over the three decades of teaching, Ted had established the oldest and longest sustained high school calculus program in New York State. He was the first teacher to teach calculus classes through telecommunications.
Ted’s community service was not limited to teaching. He served on the Vestry of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. He also served on the Town of Sidney Zoning Board of Appeals.
Ted starred in several Tri-Town Theater productions including “The King and I” and “Dracula.” His hobbies included being an avid fisherman, bow hunter, bowler and woodworker. Ted and Doris were active in the Sidney Boat Club and they camped at Sylvan Beach for many years.
The family would like to hear any stories you have to tell about Ted. We will try to include them in the service. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 240 Main St., Unadilla, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
In lieu of flowers and cards, donations may be made to Sidney Dollars for Scholars or your local SPCA.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
DAVENPORT CENTER — Andrew Poggioli, 65, of Davenport Center, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
He was born Nov. 23, 1946, in Brooklyn, the son of Bernard and Louise (Deitz) Poggioli.
He married Diane Thorngren.
Andrew had been a resident of Davenport Center since May 23, 1999.
He was a disabled Vietnam veteran having served two times. Andrew was self-employed in automotive services and was restoring a 1951 and 1952 Ford Pickup. He loved car shows, yard sales and reading.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; son, Christopher; brother Robert and his wife, Darlene of Virginia; brother, John of Illinois; and his beloved dog, Baby Girl; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Charlotte Valley Larger Parish, Route 23, Davenport, with the Rev. Carol Wilson officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.macarthurfh.com.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Davenport.