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Today's Death Notices

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Last Week's Obituaries

Edward Hartley Ackley

Published on: Friday, September 16, 2016

Edward Hartley Ackley, 82, of Norwich, died peacefully at his home on Friday, August 30, 2016.

Born May 8, 1934, in Cortland, NY, Ed was the son of Hartley and Dorothy (Bowen) Ackley. Dorothy Ackley survives. Ed spent his childhood in Norwich and graduated from Norwich High School in 1953.

As a youth, Ed spent many hours playing sports for the “Y Reserves” at the Norwich YMCA. In high school, as a sophomore, he joined the varsity basketball team. Ed also excelled in track, and was an outstanding football player. In football, he was named captain in 1952, which was the first undefeated season in many years. He continued playing football at Syracuse University, and graduated from Syracuse in 1957. Ed was inducted into the Norwich Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.

On June 21, 1958, Ed married his loving wife, Marylee Palmatier, at the Broad Street Methodist Church, in Norwich. They enjoyed 58 years together.

Immediately following his graduation from Syracuse, Ed went to work as a salesman for the Bennett-Ireland Co. He and Marylee lived in Maryland, then moved to Illinois where Ed worked as a national accounts manager. Ed also served as sales manager of the mid-Atlantic region. He and Marylee returned to Norwich in 1967 when Ed became the company’s national sales manager. In the mid-1970s, he became vice president of sales and marketing, and watched the company grow from a $2 million to a $22 million business. In 1984, after 26 years with Bennett-Ireland, the company was sold by John Turner to Harrison Edwards and then to the Sunbeam Corporation, after which time Ed retired from the company. He continued in the fireplace equipment field as an independent sales representative for several companies.

Bennett-Ireland meant so much to Ed that after his final retirement, he enjoyed searching the area for by-gone items to display that had been produced by the company for which he had worked so many years.

Ed always looked forward to sitting by a cozy fire, listening to music, and watching sports – especially Syracuse University teams, and the New York Yankees. A special place for Ed and his family was Gloucester, MA, where the family spent many happy vacations over the years.

In addition to his wife and mother, Ed is survived by two daughters, Julieanne Ackley Taylor and Lynnette Adams. Ed was so proud of them both. He is also survived by son-in-law Joey Adams; grandchildren Natalie Taylor, Zachary Taylor, Kali Adams, and Colling Adams; sister Joan Swertfager; and brother Clifford Ackley. He was predeceased by his sister, Cindy Iversen.

The family wishes to thank the physicians and nurses of Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, the Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County, and the compassionate nurses who supported Ed and his family during his final days at home.

Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with a memorial service to follow with Rev. Nancy Hale, pastor, Broad Street Methodist Church, officiating. A private burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Contributions in Ed’s memory made be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY 13815, or the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 750, Silver Spring, MD, 20910, or to a charity of one’s choice.

To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit the funeral home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.


Maureen M. Hoffman

Published on: Friday, September 16, 2016

Maureen M. Hoffman, 85 yrs. old of New Berlin, NY passed away on September 15, 2016 at her home.

Maureen was born on May 18, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Adolph and Loretta (Dee) Youngfleisch. Her childhood was spent in the Brooklyn/Greenpoint areas where she attended local P.S. 31.

On September 14, 1963 she married Thomas Hoffman, who predeceased her in March, 1974.

She is survived by her children; Mary Hanson of New Berlin, NY and Thomas Hoffman of Queens, NY and grandchildren; Chuck & Chris Hanson, Samantha & Thomas Hoffman, John, Jamie and Danny Nemeth, and great grandson; Jackson Hoffman. She is also survived by her sisters; Josephine Love Joy, Margaret Youngfleisch and Loretta Stroble.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, New Berlin, NY with Father Lester Smith officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM also at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home LP.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.


Irene Greene

Published on: Friday, September 16, 2016

Irene Greene died peacefully at home on September 5th, 2016. She was born Nora Irene Button on August 8, 1924 in Pittsfield, New York, the daughter of the late Leon and Leeta Button.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Adelbert, Fenimore, and Mernice Button. She was also predeceased by her nephew, Richard Button.

Irene moved many times due to her husband’s career in the Navy. No matter where she lived, she established a home full of good books and delicious meals. Her lively intelligence and sharp wit made for memorable dinner table conversation.

A life long Episcopalian, Irene served on Vestries and the Alter Guild. She was an early and strong supporter of equal rights for all people. She especially supported Planned Parenthood and Amnesty International. She was an avid reader who took her children to the library weekly. She often read aloud to them.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Lynne Tuthill Greene. She is also survived by her children, Mott Greene(Jo Leffingwell), Susan Greene(Yuki Hartman), Peter Greene(Kathleen Orr), and Joyce Greene. She is survived by seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She leaves behind her niece, Janet Button and her good friend, Joanne Waller.

She will be greatly missed.


June P. (sykora) Alton

Published on: Monday, September 19, 2016

June P. (Sykora) Alton, 80 of Greene, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, parents, Clement and Anna Sykora; brother, David Sykora and two grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Richard Alton, Jean and Mike Zilnik, Tina and Bill Grover, Ann Alton, Rusty and Tina Houghtaling, Norma and Ed Letterman; Grandchildren, Emily, Casey, Meaghan, Tiffany, Kristen, Justina, Derek, Toni, Manda and 13 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, Barbara MacLaren, Doris Sykora, Ruthie and Steve Koerts, several nieces and nephews. June also had many extended family and friends at Village Greene Apartments where she lived for over 20 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Oxford. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene. Arrangements are under the direction of Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfh.com.


Jacob Patrick Emhof

Published on: Monday, September 19, 2016

Jacob Patrick Emhof, 74 yrs. old of Plymouth, NY passed away on September 15, 2016 at Chase Nursing Home, New Berlin, NY.

Jacob was born on December 11, 1941 in South Edmeston, NY the son of Jacob C. & Mary (McNamara) Emhof.

His childhood was spent in the Edmeston and South Edmeston areas and he graduated from the Edmeston Central School. He was employed by Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, Federal Express Trucking, Sherburne Earlville School as a bus driver and also worked as a truck salesman and was self-employed during several periods of his life that included, owning and operating the Eagle Inn in New Berlin, NY and more recently, Boatwear LLC in Plymouth, NY.

Jacob had a large blended family and loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially at Christmas time, birthday celebrations, and went to all of their sporting events. Cooking was a passion with his specialty being prime rib that he would serve custom-made to the entire family. He also loved fishing and most importantly, his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

On September 20, 2007 he married Shirley Wright Emhof, who survives him. He is also survived by his children; Robin & Mark Robbins, Rhonda & Dennis Foulds and Rodney Emhof as well as 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister; Wilma Smith of Bainbridge, NY, step daughters; Cindy & Randy Manwarren & Becky Wheeler and step sons; Joe & Theresa Cook and Mike & Chris Cook as well as an uncle, many nieces and nephews, cousins and other family members.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Columbus Community Church in Columbus, NY with calling hours from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM also at the church prior to the service.

The interment will be held in the Edmeston Union Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Chase Nursing Home, New Berlin, NY or the Columbus Community Church, Columbus, NY.

Arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home LP, New Berlin, NY.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.


Maureen M. Hoffman

Published on: Monday, September 19, 2016

Maureen M. Hoffman, 85 yrs. old of New Berlin, NY passed away on September 15, 2016 at her home.

Maureen was born on May 18, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Adolph and Loretta (Dee) Youngfleisch. Her childhood was spent in the Brooklyn/Greenpoint areas where she attended local P.S. 31.

On September 14, 1963 she married Thomas Hoffman, who predeceased her in March, 1974.

She is survived by her children; Mary Hanson of New Berlin, NY and Thomas Hoffman of Queens, NY and grandchildren; Chuck & Chris Hanson, Samantha & Thomas Hoffman, John, Jamie and Danny Nemeth, and great grandson; Jackson Hoffman. She is also survived by her sisters; Josephine Love Joy, Margaret Youngfleisch and Loretta Stroble.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, New Berlin, NY with Father Lester Smith officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM also at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home LP.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.


Helen Dale Green

Published on: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Helen Dale Green, 69, of Norwich, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a brief illness.

Born on August 13, 1947, in Deposit, NY, “Dale” was the daughter of Frederick and Gladys Eileen (Yager) Emrich. Upon graduating from high school, Dale attended Ridley Lowell business school and received a technical degree as an administrative assistant. She later began her long career with the Chenango County Historian’s Office as the Historical Research Assistant. In this capacity, she researched the history from all over Chenango County and helped thousands of people with their genealogy search requests. Dale retired in 2010.

Dale volunteered her time as the Secretary for the Chenango County Historical Society. For many years she was also an influential force at the Historical Society during those years until her retirement from the Historian’s Office. Dale also assisted with the County Bicentennial project in 1976 and was instrumental in helping to save the Railroad tower that stands near the Norwich City Hall.

Dale, along with David, enjoyed riding the countryside on their motorcycles. She also was an avid reader, loved to research her family’s genealogy, and was an avid horseback rider.

Dale is survived by son David T. Green and his wife, Sarah, of Mount Upton, and their sons, Hogan and Shaw; daughter Jennifer Green and her husband, Sean O’Bryan, of Sherburne, and their daughters, Abigail and Brianna. She is also survived by her brother Edward and his wife, Carol, of South Carolina.

A memorial service for Dale will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the Wilson Funeral Home, with Rev. Ralph Bove, pastor, St. Paul’s Church, officiating. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will occur at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2016 in the East Branch Cemetery in East Branch, NY.

Contributions in Dale’s memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY 13815.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with the Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit the funeral home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.


Nancy J. Vancourt

Published on: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nancy J. Vancourt, 64, of Norwich, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 after a long illness. She was predeceased by her parents, Wesley and Ida Ecker; her stepfather, Waldo Coy; her daughter, Brenda Vancourt; and her brother, John Ecker. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Clarence Vancourt; her children, Wendy and Paul Eberhart; Doreen and Larry Graham; and Bob and Bonnie Vancourt; her grandchildren, David and Regina Marshfield; Derek Marshfield; Christopher Marshfield; Cayla Vancourt; and Ashley Vancourt; her great-grandchildren, Omar, Maggie, Declan, and Ava; her brothers, Wesley and Mary Ecker; Edwin Ecker; George Ecker; and James and Lucinda Coy; her sister, Vickie Coy and Chuck Arnold; as well as many nieces and nephews. Nancy loved reading books, writing poems, watching sci-fi movies, playing computer games and cooking. She was friendly and generous to everyone she met. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21 at West Hill Cemetery in Sherburne. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Activities Department at Chenango Memorial Hospital Nursing Home, 179 N. Broad St. Norwich, NY 13815. Arrangements have been entrusted to R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich.


Lorraine M. Doeberl

Published on: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Heaven gained a VIP member this morning. It’s time to rest now, Grandma. Your life was one of true kindness and unconditional love.

Lorraine M. Doeberl, 78, of Norwich, passed away peacefully after a brief, unexpected illness on Friday, September 16, 2016 at her daughter’s South Plymouth home with family by her side.

Born April 20, 1938, in Hamilton, NY, Lorraine was the daughter of Leslie and Louise (Clark) Stickles.

For many years, Lorraine worked at Opportunities for Chenango and at NBT Bank’s Proof Department in Norwich. After retiring from OFC and NBT, and not one to be idle, Lorraine went on to obtain certifications that allowed her to pursue a third career at Chenango County ARC-CWS. The CWS residents often thought of Lorraine as their “house mother,” as she helped them with culinary, banking, and other life skills. She adored those whom she served there.

Lorraine was also a lifelong, active member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church. For many years she volunteered her services organizing the “donations closet” at the Church, as well as helping to prepare for their annual rummage sales.

Surviving Lorraine are her son Terrence (“Terry”) Doeberl and his wife, Gail, of New Hampsire, daughter Pamela Olsen and her husband, John, of Florida, son Mark Doeberl and his wife, Michele, of Earlville, daughter Virginia Kratzer and her companion, Jerry Kreiner, of South Plymouth, and son Brian Doeberl, of Norwich. She is also survived by many grandchildren and their families, Kristin Doeberl, Stacey and Matthew Hemstrought, Christopher and Sara Olsen, Michael Doeberl, Justin Hodge, Leah Prewitt; four great-grandchildren, as well as two more expected in January 2017; and sister Luella Enslow. Lorraine was predeceased by daughter Sheryl Fields, and sisters Lois and Laura.

To honor Lorraine’s wishes, there will be no funeral services or calling hours. A private family memorial service will be held in the spring of 2017.

Contributions in memory of Lorraine may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY 13815, or to the Broad Street Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 74 North Broad Street, Norwich, NY 13815.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilson Funeral Home. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit the funeral home website at: www.wilonfh.com.


Charles A. Wilcox Sr.

Published on: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Charles A. Wilcox Sr. 83 yrs. old of Sherburne, NY, passed away on September 19, 2016 in Cooperstown, NY.

Charles was born on April 11, 1933 the son of Clifford & Claudine (Winton) Wilcox. His childhood was spent in the Columbus and Sherburne, NY areas.

He served in the US Army, was employed by Hubbel, and later worked as a self-employed truck driver. He loved to go hunting and play golf.

Charles is survived by his children; Charles Jr. & Susan Wilcox of Bridgewater, NY; Deborah & Michael Bush of Sherburne, NY, Mark Wilcox of Pompey, NY, 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren as well as brothers and sisters; Marie Dyer of Rome, Joyce Mettler of Sherburne, Jane Mondore of Fayetteville, NC, Janice Fletcher of Rochester, Joan Knickerbacker of Fayetteville, NC and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by one son; Daryl Wilcox in 1984.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Dakin Funeral Home LP with Reverend Stephen Reese officiating. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral service from 1:00-2:00 PM also at the funeral home.

The interment will be held in Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sherburne American Legion.

Arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home, LP, New Berlin, NY

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.


Jerry L. Aley, Sr.

Published on: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

EARLVILLE – Jerry L. Aley, Sr., 71, of Thompson Hill Rd., passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at his home.

He was born February 2, 1945 in Rome, NY, a son of Scott and Helena Widrick Aley and received his education in Rome schools. On January 29, 1966, Jerry married Donna K. Fields in Rome. Jerry worked at Oneida Ltd. in Sherrill for over 35 years until retiring. He loved going to car shows where his ’57 Chevy won many trophies. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Earlville.

Surviving are his wife, Donna; his children, Jerry, Jr. and Tracy Aley of Earlville; Laura Aley and Dave Lawson of Sherburne; Holly and Phillip Tucker, who was his best friend and special son-in-law, of Earlville; grandchildren, Kara Stroman, Jessica (Derek) Acker, Timothy (Hannah) Collins, Brandan Collins (Kate Guy), Thomas Cronk (Kelsey Dean), Courtney “Sassy” Cronk (Nick Shalayda); great-grandchildren, Abbiegale, Wyatt, Weston, Adelaide, Reagan, Aubrey, and Jameson; his beloved canine companion, Cinnamon; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Barbara Caroll and Donna Joy; and brothers, Alan, Keith, and Harry “Gene” Aley.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Thursday, September 22, 2016 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, followed by interment in West Hill Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11am to 2pm prior to the service.

Jerry’s family wishes to extend a special “thank you” to the staff of Hospice of Chenango County for their care of Jerry, especially for being there whenever they were called regardless of the hour, as well as the wonderful support they gave his family

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.


Joyce E. Waffle

Published on: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Joyce E. Waffle 88 yrs. old of New Berlin, NY passed away on September 19, 2016 in Cooperstown, NY.

She was born on May 3, 1928 in Brookfield, NY the daughter of Roy D. and Leola (Davis) Lindsay. Her childhood was spent in the Brookfield, South Brookfield and New Berlin, NY areas. She was a graduate of New Berlin Central School.

On May 18, 1946 she married Mervin T. Waffle in the Columbus Quarter Church. He predeceased her on July 1, 1992.

Joyce was employed at the shoe factory as a supervisor and as a cook at the Hearth Room at the Eagle Inn. Joyce was later employed as an accountant for Preferred Mutual Insurance Company until her retirement in 1990.

She was a charter member of the New Berlin Fire Department Auxiliary, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 348 in New Berlin. During WWII she spent over 1000 hours as a plane spotter on the New Berlin school tower. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, New Berlin, NY.

Joyce is survived by her children; Gary & Brenda Waffle of New Berlin, Teri & Richard Polak of Marshall, NC and Stacey and Bill Hurlbutt of South Jordan, UT as well as four grandchildren; Kelly Brown & Jarrod Edwards, Bryan Hurlbutt and Jennifer Waffle and 7 great grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings; William A. Lindsay, Allen Lindsay, Verna Fauss and Elden Lindsay.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Dakin Funeral Home LP of New Berlin with Pastor Lyle Linder of the First United Methodist Church officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Dakin Funeral home.

The interment will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in New Berlin.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, New Berlin, NY.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.


Carol Jane Hoffman

Published on: Thursday, September 22, 2016

NORWICH – Carol Jane Hoffman, 79, passed away on September 19, 2016 at her home in Norwich. Born in Smyrna, New York on April 17, 1937 to the late Glenn and Retha Law, she was the fourth of fifteen children.

She was employed for 35 years at the Norwich Shoe Company as a pattern and mold maker. She was later employed at Unison Industries for nearly 10 years as an assembler before her retirement in 1999. Throughout her employment, she took great pride in her work always paying close attention to detail to ensure the work was done correctly.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joseph Hoffman of Norwich; her children, James Hoffman of So. Plymouth and Kimberly Gannon of New Hampshire; their spouses Eileen Hoffman and Paul Gannon; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Adrian and Jacob Hoffman of So. Plymouth and Liam, Jürgen, Eva and Claudia Gannon of New Hampshire.

Her passion was her family, always a devoted wife and loving mother. Her second greatest passion was her music. Growing up on a farm with a talented and musical family, her love for gospels, bluegrass and country and western became deep rooted in her as a young girl. With the influence of her father and sister Aldena, she was inspired to buy her first guitar (Kay Guitar) in 1952.

She began singing professionally at the age of 15 with her sister Aldena who was 13 years old after being recognized at a barn dance in Oxford, New York by Barefoot Bob Kinney. They were known as the Law Sisters in the Norwich, Cortland and surrounding areas. In 1953, the Law Sisters appeared as guests with the Trail Blazers at the Norwich Grange Hall and began singing weekly at the Loomis Hay Loft with the Green Valley Boys in South Otselic, New York. In 1954 and 1955, the Law Sisters appeared with the stage band at the Rainbow Park in Binghamton, New York with musical artists such as Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Osborne Brothers and Little Jimmy Dickens (to name a few). In 1954 as the Law Sisters’ singing career began to progress to a new level, Carol Jane bought her second guitar (Martin Guitar). In 1955, the Law Sisters appeared with the “Barefoot Bob Show,” featuring Dick Boise, Lois Tracey, Charlie Hughes, Speedy West, Smokey Brownell and the band. In that same year (1955), the Law Sisters also sang on the radio station WCHN in Norwich, New York with the “Barefoot Bob Show” and on the radio station WKRT in Cortland, New York with the “Tex Robard Band.”

In 1955, Hard Rock Gunner put on a show at the Colonial Theater in Norwich, New York. The Law Sisters got an opportunity to sing for him after the show and because of their natural talent, were invited to sing on his show in Wheeling, West Virginia.

In 1980, she went to Nashville, Tennessee to record her first single album. The two songs featured included, “Cookie Jar” and “You Can’t Feel the Way I Do.” Charlie McCoy, the Lee Jane Singers and his road band backed her up with the music and back-up vocals. In 1981, Carol Jane recorded her second album that included two original songs written by Ben Tameo from Sidney, New York. The two songs featured were, “Where Does She End and Where Do I Begin” and “Dial (607)563-2338.”

In 1980, she also performed at Mickey Gilley’s with Charlie McCoy and in that same year, won “Single of the Year” honored by the N.Y.S. Country Music Association at the Courtroom in Utica, New York. In 2000, she was asked to be an opener for the Loretta Lynn Show at the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 2012, she was inducted into the Hall of Honor at the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame and in 2014, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The music had continued to go on in her life. She had spent the last 15 years in Florida during the winter months with her husband Joseph and occasionally made appearances in a large retirement community known as “The Villages” in Lady Lake, Florida as well as other local venues.

She also enjoyed travelling, playing cards, gardening, sewing/crafts/soap-making, dancing and spending time with her family especially cooking meals at the holidays. She was an avid sports fan of her grandchildren and enjoyed cheering for them at sporting events.

Calling hours will be held at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad Street Norwich, NY 13815 on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10-12 pm. A funeral service will follow at 12 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Nancy Hale, pastor of Broad St. United Methodist Church officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the burial directly after the funeral at the Plymouth, NY Cemetery on Saturday, September 24, 2016 followed by a reception at the Plymouth Fire Station. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association at www.alsa.org in the name of Carol Jane Hoffman.


Allen Frederick Olson

Published on: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Allen Frederick Olson, a long-time resident of Norwich, NY, and son of Edith H. and Raymond E. Olson, went on to meet his maker on Thursday, September 1, 2016 while residing in Wichita, KS.

Allen was the loving husband and was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Vera A. Olson. He is survived by his oldest son, Raymond F. Olson and his fiancée, Anne Popiak, of Canandaigua, NY. He is also survived by his son, Stephen A. Olson and his wife, Lisa, of Wichita, as well as multiple grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A graveside service for Allen will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Norwich. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, or to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 South Market Street, Wichita, KS 67202.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilson Funeral Home. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit the funeral home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.


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