Jane H. Patrick
COOPERSTOWN — A graveside service of committal and burial for Jane H. Patrick, who died Feb. 2, 2012, will be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Fly Creek Valley Cemetery on Cemetery Road in Fly Creek, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor of St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, officiating.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Catherine ‘Kay’ L. (Irwin) Mott
GILBERTSVILLE — Catherine “Kay” L. (Irwin) Mott, 94, a resident of Gilbertsville, for over 65 years, died quietly on Sept. 19, 2012, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home.
Born in Ramsey, N.J., to the late Grace L. Davidson and John M. VanGelder, she graduated from Ramsey High School.
She married Richard Burke Irwin in 1937. Catherine worked as a secretary in New York City during World War II for a company assigned to a top-secret government project. On the day the first atomic bomb was dropped, she learned the reason for the extreme security and that she had been part of the Manhattan Project.
After World War II, Catherine and Richard moved to Gilbertsville, where they raised a family. She worked as a legal secretary in Norwich and Unadilla. Widowed in 1980, Catherine later married Stanton Overton Mott, who passed away in 1997.
Active in the community, she was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and ECW, involved with the local school, the Gilbertsville Free Library, the Major’s Inn Foundation, as well as a lifetime member and past president of the Butternuts Garden Club. She was a member of local bridge and Scrabble clubs. An enthusiastic golfer, she proudly displayed her awards, especially two “hole-in-ones.”
Catherine is survived by three children, Susan of New York City, Paul and his wife, Janice of Gilbertsville, and Burke of Southampton; four grandchildren, Jessie, Sean, Jon and Max; and brother, Paul VanGelder of Newfane, Vt.
A memorial service will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church, Gilbertsville, at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2012, with the Rev. Robert E. Witt Jr. officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Gilbertsville Free Library or the Gilbertsville Christ Episcopal Church ECW.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com. Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
ONEONTA — Sidney (Sid) Levine of 8 Roosevelt Ave., passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Sept. 23. 2012, at his home, surrounded by family.
Sid was born May 6, 1913, in Utica, one of four children of Ike and Rose Levine.
Sid married Elizabeth Muriel (Smitty) Levine in 1943, and they were blessed with 66 years together, until her death in 2009. Sid came to Oneonta in 1932, to manage the Palace Theatres. He joined the Oneonta Ford Sales Company in 1934, which became the Oneonta Sales Company in 1975, where he worked as general manager and then president until his retirement in 1997, at the age of 84.
He was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force, serving as a bombardier stationed in Scotland during World War II.
Sid worked tirelessly for many of Oneonta’s charitable and civic organizations as chairman of the Fox Hospital Foundation, president of the Jessie Dewar Fund, a founder and chairman of the Future of Oneonta Foundation, president of the Oneonta Chamber of Commerce, as well as for the Salvation Army Building Fund, the YMCA Building Program, and the City of Oneonta Safety Board.
In recognition of his extensive community service, he received numerous accolades, including a Distinguished Service Award from the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, the Silver Beaver Distinguished Service for Youth from the Boy Scouts of America, Outstanding Citizen Award by Hartwick College and Master of the Good Name by Temple Beth El, where he was a founding member. He also received a special citation as a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks for more than 75 years and was a Freemason.
Sid and Smitty were named Mr. and Mrs. Oneonta by the Future of Oneonta Foundation in 2001, and the A.O. Fox Emergency Room was dedicated to them in 2006, in addition to the Sidney Levine Conference Room at Fox.
In 1966, Sid and his closest friend, Albert (Sam) Nader, partnered with a number of other investors to form the Oneonta Athletic Corporation to retain minor league baseball in Oneonta. Together, they managed the organization’s New York Yankees and later its Detroit Tigers franchises until the team’s sale in 2008.
Sid was also an avid golfer and was honored with a lifelong membership at the Oneonta Country Club where he played well into his 90s.
In addition to his wife, Smitty, Sid was predeceased by his eldest son, Harrison and his wife, Sherry; son-in-law, Dr. Larry Rubin; brother, Gerald Levine; sister, Marilyn Oretskin; and his nephew, Tom Smith, who Sid and Smitty raised.
He is survived by his sister, Delores and her husband, Lenny Spitzer of Sacramento; his children and their families, Gary Levine and MaryAnne Sinville of Boston, Cherilyn (Levine) Rubin of Albany, and Ed Levine and Marti Jenkins of Boise; his grandchildren, Erin Farris of Rock Hill, S.C., Sara Massie of Daytona, Fla., Joe Levine of Dublin, Va., Toby and Rhea Rubin of Albany, Andrew Reardon, of Holbrook, Mass., MaryAnne Levine and her mother, Constance Levine of Concord, Mass.; and Tom’s daughters, Stacy and Kori Smith of Long Beach, Calif.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., with burial immediately following in Temple Beth El Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the A.O. Fox Hospital Foundation.
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.
Rexford A. Scofield Sr.
MASONVILLE — Rexford A. Scofield Sr., 78, of Masonville, passed away Sept. 20, 2012.
Rex was born July 4, 1934, in Walton.
He is survived by six children; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Marcus Scofield; and sister, Catherine Beers; as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Rex was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jean A. Scofield.
A graveside service will be held for Jean and Rex in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney, at 4 pm Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. All who wish to may attend. A potluck dinner will be held following service at VFW.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.landersfh.com. Arrangements by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Roy K. Currie
WELLS BRIDGE — Roy K. Currie, 75, of Wells Bridge, entered into rest Sept. 20, 2012.
He was born Sept. 18, 1937, in West Davenport.
Roy is survived by his mother, Thelma Rosa; and predeceased by his stepfather, Al Rosa.
Roy married Jeanette (Goodrich) Currie in 1956.
Roy served in the United States Navy, was a devoted member of the Wells Bridge Fire Department for 47 years having served as assistant chief and fire commissioner, commissioner of the Wells Bridge Water Association, and an avid outdoorsman. He owned and operated with his wife, Jeanette the “Roy’s American” gas station in Wells Bridge.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; daughters, Faith (Steve) Killmeier, Sheila Currie, Tammy (Tom) Lindsay, Jackie (Rick) Geertgens; brothers, Dick (Ernestine), Walt (Donna) Currie; sister, Dot D’Esposito; grandchildren, Stephanie (Steve), Casey, Nicholas (Amanda), Chris, Katie, Alyssa, Trevor; and great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Zachary and Bentley.
Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, with the service to follow at 2 p.m. at the Westcott Funeral Home, 123 Main St., Unadilla. Pastor David Steensma of the Wells Bridge Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wells Bridge Fire Department, P.O. Box 121, Wells Bridge, NY 13859 or the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home Inc., Unadilla.