Obituaries

Addison Ormsbee, Jr.

Addison Ormsbee Jr., a resident of Grand Gorge for 55 years, died Monday, July 1, 2014 at Oneonta.
Addison was born June 30, 1935 at Blenheim, the son of Addison Ormsbee, Sr. and Pauline Lee. He married Elizabeth (Keith) Ormsbee on June 18, 1960 at Voorheesville. She died March 21, 2013.
He drove truck, worked on a farm, and was employed at the charcoal plant in South Gilboa as a laborer. He enjoyed fishing and being with his family.


LeLand Fanning

LeLand Fanning
Leland Clinton Fanning, 81, of Peterboro passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, with his family by his side.
He was born May 5, 1933 in Carlisle, a son of Grant and Mae Collins Fanning, and received his education at Schoharie Central School. He served in the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry during the Korean Conflict from 1954-56 as a presidential honor guard. 


Lawrence Bauer

Lawrence E. Bauer, 86, of Oliverea died peacefully Sunday afternoon, June 22, 2014 at home.
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Hilda Mantynen

Hilda M. Mantynen, 86, a resident of Margaretville, died at her residence on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
She was born in New York City on January 20, 1928, the daughter of Hilary and Manuel (Gomez) Rangel. Hilda married Harry A. Mantynen on October 20, 1945 at Grace Lutheran Church in Bellmore.
Hilda is survived by her beloved husband, Harry A.  Mantynen; a daughter, Nancy Burchell and sons, Ronald and Wayne Mantynen. Four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.


Harry Munsell

Harry  L . Munsell, 73, a resident of Roxbury, died Friday, June 13, 2014 at Samuel S.  Stratton Veterans Hospital in Albany.

Harry was born November 19, 1940 at Roxbury, the son of Henry and Margaret (Gregory) Munsell.


Betty Munro

Betty Martin Munro, a life-long resident of Delaware County, passed away on March 30, 2014.
Betty was born July 30, 1929, to Wendall and Elisabeth Sacket Martin. She and eight siblings, Wendall (Stub), Frank (Pepper), Don, Dave, Jim, Stan, Jeanne, and Jerry, enjoyed great adventures on the Prairie Hill Farm near Bloomville. Her curiosity and determination made her a great student, teacher, administrator, active volunteer at the Roxbury Public Library, and mentor in adventure to hundreds of children throughout Dela­ware County and beyond.


Clarise Kirksey

Clarise Bridgemon Kirksey, 81, of Margaretville and Manhattan, died peacefully on June 10, 2014 at The Haven Hospice at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
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Clarise was born February 11, 1933, in Chattanooga, TN to Clay and Lucy (Thomas) Bridgeman. She studied at Tuskegee Institute and the University of Minnesota before settling in New York. For over 35 years Mrs. Kirksey worked as a laboratory technician at Bellevue Hospital and New York Hospital until retiring in 1991.


Vernon Bailey, Jr.

Vernon Ford Bailey Jr., 68, died at his residence in Davenport on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Vern was born June 17, 1945 at Stamford, the son of Vernon Ford Bailey Sr. and Margaret “Clark” Bailey. He married Judith Smith on February 9, 1985 at Davenport.
Vern was a man of many talents and a person known for his generosity to family and people in need.


John Odato

John Vincent Odato Sr., 71, a resident of Big Indian, went to be with his Lord on Monday June 16, 2014 at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.
He was born April 3, 1943 in Queens, the son of John and Victoria (Parvis) Odato. John married Michelle Forgenie at St. Dominic in the Virgin Islands.


Elmer Alberti

Elmer E. Alberti, 85, a resident of Grand Gorge since 1960, went to be with the Lord late Thursday evening, June 5, 2014, with his family by his side.
Elmer was born December 16, 1928, at Windham, the son of Elmer and Nellie (Tompkins) Alberti.
He married Marquerite Parker on December 7, 1952, at Prattsville.
Elmer was known for being a longstanding resident of Grand Gorge. He made his livelihood as a well-known dairy farmer and cattle-dealer.
His ability to make all members of the community laugh will be forever etched in the memory of all who knew him.


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