Obituaries

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Today's Death Notices

Lavina G. Bullis, 78, of Afton

Rachel S. Bates, 58, of Sherburne

Last Week's Obituaries

Margaret Millspaugh

Published on: Friday, December 8, 2017

Margaret L. Millspaugh, 84, of New Windsor NY and longtime area resident, went to Heaven peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh NY.

Margaret was born in New Berlin, NY on August 4, 1933, the second of seven children. The daughter of the late Alfred M. and Ruth Esau Runion, she always spoke fondly of her family and the farm which they grew up on during the depression, and the hard but gratifying work of pitching hay, milking cows, the warm family kitchen with the wood fired stove where they canned the vegetables and fruits to get them through the long winter months. She learned from an early age the value of family & faith, of hard work, putting others before herself, characteristics that would follow her throughout her lifetime which she later taught to her children.

Margaret graduated from Fredonia College in 1955 receiving her Masters in Music Education and worked as a music teacher in Cornwall, Newburgh and Wallkill schools. Music was her passion and she often mentioned how much she loved and missed being in front of the classroom full of kids. She also greatly enjoyed attending the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts. Margaret was active member of the Vails Gate United Methodist Church and formerly the First United Methodist Church in Newburgh.

Upon moving to Orange County, Margaret met and married Robert A. Millspaugh and had 34 wonderful years together before his passing in 1996. Left to honor her legacy are her children Roberta Sheets (Joel), Natalie Dickman (Bob), Nancy Millspaugh (Tom Phillips), Cindy White (Robbie). Also her beloved grand-children, Robert Dickman, Kristina Dickman, Sarah White, Liam White and Ian White. Margaret was the fond sister of her surviving siblings Gladys Williford of GA, Stephen Runion of NY, Valarie Jones of IL and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by siblings Sarita Fiske, Corrine Shamey and John Runion.

We are truly thankful to her wonderful caregivers during this time; Dr. Fauzia Paracha, Dr. Paul Saladino, Dr. Evan Hawkins and all the staff at St. Luke’s Cornwall 3rd floor as well as the many friends and neighbors who visited her and kept her encouraged and happy through all her difficult times and trials.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday December 10, 2017 between 12-2:30 p.m. with a closing memorial service from 2:30 -3:00 pm at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be sent to Vails Gate Methodist Church, 854 Blooming Grove Turnpike, New Windsor, NY 12553. To send a personal condolence, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.


Gary Loomis

Published on: Monday, December 11, 2017

Gary R. Loomis, Sr., 58, of North Pharsalia, NY, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at his home, while surrounded by his family.

Gary was born in Oxford, NY, on March 3, 1959, the son of the late Robert and Eleanor Franklin Loomis. He had served as a corrections officer for the Woodbourne Correctional Facility for almost 20 years, retiring on November 24, 2017. Gary was a hard worker and had a passion for farming. He had worked alongside his dad, until he passed away, on the family dairy farm and then ventured into raising beef cattle. He also drove for Surge Farm Equipment and made many friends through his travel. A loving, husband, father, and grandfather, he cherished his family deeply.

He is survived by his wife, Malinda Thompson Loomis; and his children, Danielle (Nicholas J. Beaubien) Loomis of RI, Gary (Katie) Loomis, Jr. of N. Pharsalia, and Lindsay Moore of Liverpool. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Ellie, Cohen, and Xavian; a brother, Jerry (Kathy) Loomis of N. Pharsalia; nieces, Erica (Robert) Guyer and Jessie (Jake DeRochie) Loomis; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a grandchild, Amari.

The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Jeanne Angell officiating. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Gary may be made to Assistance in Health Care by visiting www.aih.org. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit www.klsharpfuneralhome.com.


Alice Wearne

Published on: Monday, December 11, 2017

Afton—Alice I. Wearne, 92, formerly of Afton, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Elizabeth Church Manor. She was born on April 17, 1925 daughter of the late Ralph and Grace (Lord) Monahan.

Alice grew up in Bainbridge and graduated from Syracuse University with her teaching degree. She taught at Newark Valley and later Afton Central School, where she taught until her retirement.

On June 21, 1947, she was married to Clifford A. Wearne at the Bainbridge Baptist Church. They shared nearly 70 years of marriage until he predeceased her on March 11, 2016.

Alice was an avid quilter, a member of the Afton Golf Club and a founder of Foster Park.

She is survived by: her son, Jim Wearne; grandchildren, Kiri, Darci and Caleb and nephews, William Monahan and Lawrence Monahan.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Alice was predeceased by her brother, James Monahan and a niece, Pamela LeFever.

Thanks to the many special friends who helped care for Alice.

Friends may call from 4:00-6:00pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney. A memorial service will begin at 6:00pm at the funeral chapel. Burial will be private in Eastside Cemetery, Afton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alice’s memory may be directed to Foster Park, 14 Highland Ave. Afton, NY 13730. Condolences may be shared online at HYPERLINK “http://www.landersfh.com” www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.


Robert James Beadle

Published on: Monday, December 11, 2017

Robert James Beadle Sr., 84 yrs. old of South New Berlin, NY passed away on December 7, 2017 at Chase Nursing Home, New Berlin.

Robert was born on August 14, 1933 in the Town of New Berlin, the son of Ozmur & Myrtle (Myers) Beadle. His childhood was spent in Holmesville, NY and he attended South New Berlin Central School.

Robert served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1954 and was later employed by Amphenol of Sidney, NY for 30 years until his retirement in 1995. He also served in the South New Berlin Fire department for almost 60 years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cutting wood, cooking and was famous for his chicken BBQ.

In 1962 he married Patricia Simmons, his wife of 55 years who survives him.

In addition to his wife Patricia, he is survived by his children; Robert Beadle Jr. of South New Berlin, Jeffrey & Jacqueline Beadle of Kingsland, GA, Brent Beadle of South New Berlin and Chris & Veronica Beadle also of South New Berlin, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters; Jennie, Betty & Doris. He was pre-deceased by sisters; Levina, Cora, Lileany & Pearl and brothers; Richard, Bill, George, John, Clearance, & Ed.

A celebration of life was held on December 10, 2017 at the South New Berlin Fire House.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South New Berlin Fire Department or the Chenango Area Hospice.

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

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


Deborah Hitchcock

Published on: Monday, December 11, 2017

Deborah L. Hitchcock, 62, of Norwich passed away Thursday evening, December 7, 2017, at the Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Binghamton.

A time to share memories and remember Deb’s life will held on Thursday, Decenber 14, from 5-7 pm from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.

A complete obituary for Deb will be published in the Tuesday edition of the Evening Sun.


Eloise Langdon

Published on: Monday, December 11, 2017

Eloise D. Langdon, 97, a long-time resident of Yonkers & Columbus, NY passed away on December 7, 2017 following a long illness.

She was born in Manhattan on March 27, 1920 to Walter & Eleanor Harsnett (nee Berwanger) and was an alumnus of Hunter College and New York University.

Eloise was an enthusiastic person who loved life, fashion and dance.

On June 26, 1948 she married William M. Langdon, a former student, who predeceased her on March 25, 1999.

She is survived by her daughter Heidi of Yonkers; a son, Gerard (Greg); daughter-in-law, Jeanne (nee Swadey) and a granddaughter, Alexandra (Xandry), all of Oneonta, NY. She was predeceased by two sons; Michael and Gregory.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 24 N. Main St. New Berlin. The interment will follow in the Columbus Corners Cemetery.

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

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


Donna Mae Babcock

Published on: Monday, December 11, 2017

Donna Mae Babcock, 74, formerly of Sandy Creek, NY, ​and more recently of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the residence of her beloved daughter while surrounded by all of her children. A private farewell will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home. A graveside service for Donna will be held in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Altmar, NY. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Evening Sun. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit: www.wilsonfh.com.


Deborah Hitchcock

Published on: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Deborah L. Hitchcock, 62, of Norwich passed away Thursday evening, December 7, 2017, at the Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Binghamton following a strong and courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in which she was only diagnosed in February of this year.

Deb was born in Binghamton on December 29, 1954 the daughter of Adam and Janet (Hall) Kloda. She was a 1972 graduate of the Chenango Forks High School and also attended Broome Community College. Deb moved to Norwich in 1979 and on May 30, 1999 married Mark Hitchcock who survives.

Throughout her working career in Norwich, Deb was employed at various business where she made many friends. Over the years she has been employed by Simmonds Precision, NBT, CWS, Catholic Charities, BOCES and Dr. Lentini. Most recently she was employed for 10 years by Chenango County where she worked as an Administrative Asst. mostly in the Dept. of Social Services having retired in January of this year due to her illness. She also worked as a court transcriber for a number of years.

Deb was not one to sit idle. Her outside activities were vast. While her daughter was growing up she was a Girl Scout Troop Leader, was a “behind the stage” worker for the Bernie Windsor Dance Studio doing make up and everything that went with, sang in the St. Paul’s Church choir and worked as an Avon Rep. She also loved belly dancing and was a 30 year member of the Oasis Belly Dancers.

A lover of all kinds of animals, Deb was very fond of her own pets over the years especially her current canine friend, Ruger. She was an avid gardner growing a variety of flowers, house plants and herbs.

Above all else she was a very proud “G MA” to her many grandchildren.

Deb is survived by her husband Mark of Norwich, her mother Janet Kloda of Binghamton, children Kim Turner and fianc’e Joseph Eldred of Sherburne, William (Amanda) Hitchcock of Mt. Vision and Ethan (Kelsey) Hitchcock of Guilford. Also surviving are her very special grandchildren Ethen Eldred, Katie Turner, Carter Eldred, Julie Turner, Abbie Eldred, Zach Turner, Ella Eldred, Jed Turner, Cambree Hitchcock, Kason Hitchcock and Lane Hitchcock, her sisters Phyllis Kloda and husband Simon Peplen and Michele (Cyrus) Dastur both of NC, her special niece Denise along with several other nieces and nephews and her very favorite canine friend Ruger.

Deb was predeceased by her children Cathleen, Randall, Robert Jr. and Abigail Marie.

A time to share memories and stories of Deb’s life will be held on Thursday, December 14, from 5-7 pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider memorial contributions to The ALS Association, Upstate NY Chapter, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213, Liverpool, NY 13090.


Donna Mae Babcock

Published on: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Donna Mae Babcock, 74, formerly of Sandy Creek, NY, and more recently of Norwich, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her daughter’s residence and with her children by her side.

Born November 22, 1943, Donna was the daughter of Robert and Evelyn (Stacy) Stowell. On December 27, 1970, Donna married her beloved husband of 46 years, James Babcock, who died on July 3, 2016. Donna was a devoted wife and mother, and found pleasure staying at home to care for her husband, children, and household. She and her husband enjoyed taking leisurely drives in the country to take in the scenic views and to stop for lunch. She spent Mondays with her daughters doing the same after her husband’s passing. She was also fond of visiting Rogers Environmental Center with her daughters, in Sherburne, to feed the fish and ducks there, and she loved to read.

Donna is survived by her two daughters, Christina Babcock and her companion, Scott Utter, and Tracy Babcock; sons Terrance Babcock and his wife, Janet, Jonathan Babcock, Faron Cronk and his wife, Julie, and James Cronk; grandchildren Morgan, Loretta, Archie, Teri Shyann, Justin, and Shannon and her husband, Jake; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Alexis; Brothers Gene Stowell and his wife Karen, Claude Stowell and his wife Dottie. In addition to her husband, Donna was predeceased by her sister, Dixie Lee Matott.

A graveside service for Donna will be held in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Altmar, NY. There will be no calling hours.

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

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


William "larry" Ross

Published on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

William “Larry” Ross, 81 of Oxford, NY passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2017 with his loving wife by his side. Larry was born in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Arthur and Emily (Hunter) Ross. He is predeceased by Joseph Ross, Gladys Platts, Arthur Ross and Ronald Ross.

Larry is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 41 years Arleen (Cantey) Ross, and by his brother James and Carol Oatman as well as their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Larry is also survived by his extended family Joe and Cynthia O’Casio, Raymond and Darlene Cantey, Richard and Tony Cantey, James and Marion Cantey, Rashida and Lila Wright, Cynthia Davis, Linda Cantey, Michela and Eric Wright, Regina Patterson, Tommy and Willie Cantey and Jennifer Dickey. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved him.

Larry attended Franklyn K. Lane Highschool in Forest Hills, NY. He also attended college for a year before joining the Marines and serving from 1953-1957. Larry was proud to be a Marine and to have served his country. Larry was a skilled guns man and as a hobby he enjoyed collecting guns of a wide variety. He also worked with them throughout his career as an Armed Response Agent. Larry was an avid and distinguished hunter. He hunted large and small game ranging from deer to bear. Larry was especially proud of a bear that he had hunted and later had turned into a rug. He was an accomplished fisherman, and bowler and was proud of the 1st place trophy he had won. Larry was also a Mason, but most of all he loved people. He took pride in entertaining people and making them happy, he loved his family more than anything and was a wonderful father. He was a great husband and an amazing provider. He showered his wife with things she never knew she needed.

Larry had a special place in his heart for his nephew Amos Cantey. Amos Passed away of December 8, 2017. Before Larry left this world, his wife told him he had one last job to do. She told him that Amos would be joining him in heaven and that she needed him to guide Amos one last time and to take care of him until they could be reunited one day. We love you Amos RIP.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Larry’s name can be made out to the Oxford Fire Department P. O. Box 570, Oxford, NY, 13830.

Larry is survived by his 3 sons, Raymond Ross, Jose Ross, and Billy Ross whose whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Friends and family may call at the Behe Funeral Home Inc. 21 Main Street, Oxford, NY on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM. Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 PM with Rev. Richard Howard officiating. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com


Richard Fairchild

Published on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Richard D. Fairchild, 89, of McDonough, NY passed away on December 10, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Richard was born in Binghamton, NY son of the late Clark and Alice Fairchild. He married his loving wife Ruth Maine Fairchild on October 15, 1955 in West Edmeston, NY. Richard is predeceased by his wife Ruth, his daughter Susan Eccleston, his brother Don Fairchild and his sisters Beverly Fairchild and Barbara Fairchild Hupman. He is also predeceased by his grandchildren Herb, Charlie, and Robert J Fairchild II.

Richard is survived by his sons Robert Jon and Billie Jo Fairchild, and James Edward and Tierney Fairchild. He is survived by his daughter Linda Beth and Charles Mead. Richard is also survived by his sister June and Jack Hendrickson and his grandchildren Matthew, Derek, Rebecca, Alison, Maegan, Kasey, Macey, Amy, Lucas, Kory, Alicia, Hillary and John. She is also survived by 21 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Richard was a previous master of the Kelley, Pomona and NY State Granges, and was a life long member and treasurer of the United Methodist Church of McDonough. He was the voting machine custodian for 45+ years and managed the McDonough Union Cemetery for 40+ years. Richard worked on his family farm in his younger years and was a dedicated community member, he was always willing to help a neighbor or friend in need. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and spending time with his family.

Richard’s family would like to give a very special thank you to his caregiver Edith Mullins for all her love and compassion and wonderful care given to Richard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richards name can be made out to the United Methodist Church of McDonough.

Friends and family may call at the United Methodist Church of McDonough on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM- 1:00PM. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Michela St. Marie officiating. (BURIAL INFO?) Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.


Francis E. Aldrich

Published on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Francis E.Aldrich (82) died December 2, 2017 in Deland, FL.

Fran was born in Brookfield, NY to Laura (McClintock) Aldrich and Ray Eugene Aldrich who predecease him.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret F. Aldrich, daughter and son-in-law Carol and Larry Hunter, son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Leanne Aldrich, sister and brother-in-law Kathleen and Harry Larkin. He is also survived by grandsons kirby Hunter and Adam Aldrich, nephew and nieces.

Fran graduated from Leonardsville High and retired from the veterinary college of Cornell university. Post retirement he served 14 years as Town Supervisor for the Town of Columbus - Chenango county.

Fran’s interests included training and showing horses. He enjoyed a good round of golf, especially if there was a wager involved. During his retirement, Fran was dedicated to maintaining acres of perfectly manicured lawn.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, www.adoptahorse.org.


Mildred Underwood

Published on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mildred L. Underwood, 92, of South Plymouth passed away Monday evening, December 11, 2017, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements for Mildred are pending and will appear in a later edition of the Evening Sun.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.


Mildred Underwood

Published on: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mildred (Millie) Underwood, 92, of South Plymouth passed away Monday evening, December 11, 2017, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital with family at her side.

Millie was born in Norwich on June 17, 1925 the daughter of William and Ruth (Webb) Lorimer. Growing up in No. Norwich she attended the Norwich Schools and was a 1942 graduate of the Norwich High School. During her high school years she was a member of the high school band where she played the drums. Over the years Millie had worked for the Norwich Knitting Mill, the Norwich Shoe Co. and Norwich Pharmaceutical Co. Following her retirement she spent several winters in Florida.

Millie was all about her family, especially her grandchildren. A lover of horses she enjoyed going to horse shows in which her girls would show their own horses. A lover of country music, you could often walk into her home where you would find her sitting listening to her favorite artist and tapping her foot to the beat. She was also a door to door sales lady for Avon and enjoyed traveling the country side going to garage sales.

Millie is survived by her children; John (Jack) Humphrey of Norwich, Laurie (Mark) Bennett of South Plymouth, Mari Underwood of Sherburne, Donna (Dennis) Tefft of Milford, NY and Darlene Eaton of Ill. Also surviving are her 13 grandchildren Brian Bennett, Scott Bennett, Harold Humphrey, Krystal Powell, Shaun Whaley, Tad Whaley, Jenna Parker, Gary Whaley, Marinda Underwood, Chad Underwood, Jennifer Bruce, Jacob Tefft and Brandy Eaton along with 12 great grandchildren.

Millie was predeceased by 2 children Barbara Whaley and Douglas Jr. and granddaughter Ashley Tefft.

A funeral service for Millie will be held on Saturday, December 16, at 11 am from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeremy Stopford will officiate. Interment will follow in the North Norwich Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of Millie’s life will be held on Saturday from 1-4 pm at the North Norwich Town Hall immediately following the burial. All are welcome.

The pall bearers for Millie will be her grandsons; Brian, Chad, Shaun, Gary, Tad and Harold.


Richard Fairchild

Published on: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Richard D. Fairchild, 89, of McDonough, NY passed away on December 10, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Richard was born in Binghamton, NY son of the late Clark and Alice Fairchild. He married his loving wife Ruth Maine Fairchild on October 15, 1955 in West Edmeston, NY. Richard is predeceased by his wife Ruth, his daughter Susan Eccleston, his brother Don Fairchild and his sisters Beverly Fairchild and Barbara Fairchild Hupman. He is also predeceased by his grandchildren Herb, Charlie, and Robert J Fairchild II.

Richard is survived by his sons Robert Jon and Billie Jo Fairchild, and James Edward and Tierney Fairchild. He is survived by his daughter Linda Beth and Charles Mead. Richard is also survived by his sister June and Jack Hendrickson and his grandchildren Matthew, Derek, Rebecca, Alison, Maegan, Kasey, Macey, Amy, Lucas, Kory, Alicia, Hillary and John. She is also survived by 21 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Richard was a previous master of the Kelley, Pomona and NY State Granges, and was a life long member and treasurer of the United Methodist Church of McDonough. He was the voting machine custodian for 45+ years and managed the McDonough Union Cemetery for 40+ years. Richard worked on his family farm in his younger years and was a dedicated community member, he was always willing to help a neighbor or friend in need. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and spending time with his family.

Richard’s family would like to give a very special thank you to his caregiver Edith Mullins for all her love and compassion and wonderful care given to Richard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richards name can be made out to the United Methodist Church of McDonough.

Friends and family may call at the United Methodist Church of McDonough on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM- 1:00PM. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Michela St. Marie officiating. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.


David Brewer, Sr.

Published on: Friday, December 15, 2017

David L. Brewer, Sr., 63, of N. Norwich, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at his home.

Born in Cortland, NY, on August 1, 1954, David was the son of the late Leslie and Catherine Craft Brewer. A longtime resident of the area, David proudly served in the U.S. Army. He drove truck for many different companies throughout his lifetime and loved to spend time outdoors riding his four-wheeler and enjoying the wonders of nature. He was an avid reader who enjoyed making dream-catchers on many of his long-haul trucking jobs. A loving and devoted family man, he will be missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Nelson Brewer; and his children, Nicole (Wade) Moore of Norwich and David (Wendy) Brewer, Jr. of N. Norwich. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Chelsea (Dan) Stanton, Michaela Brewer, Derek Moore, Devin Moore, and Harley Brewer; a great-granddaughter, Natalie Stanton; brothers, Roger, Richard, John, and Leslie Brewer, Jr.; sisters, Kathleen Stoker and Deatta Uecker; mother-in-law, Esther Nelson; several step-brothers, step-sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Susan Chapman.

A celebration of David’s life will be held at the McDonough American Legion on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of David may be made to the Chenango SPCA, 6160 Co. Rd. 32, Norwich, NY 13815. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit www.klsharpfuneralhome.com.


Nina Lee (dodd) Rolles

Published on: Friday, December 15, 2017

Nina Lee (Dodd) Rolles, age 75, of McDonough, NY passed away in her home on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Nina was born in September of 1942 in Sanitaria Springs, NY. She grew up in Sanitaria Springs and Windsor, NY with her loving parents (predeceased) Alice & Wesley Dodd.

Nina spent her life devoting herself to her children and husband as well as all her fur babies. She shared a deep connection and love with her horses, dogs, and cats throughout her life. She put the needs of anyone around her above her own and found true joy in the happiness she created by doing so. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grand-mother, and, great-grand-mother. Family truly was her love and joy. She used to say, “being a grandmother is the best job ever.” We will all miss her more than words can say.

Nina was survived and dearly loved by her husband of nearly 57 years, Richard Donald Rolles.

She was a loving Sister to Betty Villecco (and her husband Frank) and Tom Dodd; a devoted Mother to Terri Rolles, Richard Rolles, Toashie Camp (Kevin), Joy Velez (Fred), Connie Terrell (Ed), Patricia Osborne (Jason), and Samantha King; Grandmother to Violet, Justin, Shauna (Ian), Matthew, Jolene, Melisa (Aaron), Eugene, Jessy, Christopher, Steven, Tina (Dustin), Thomas (Jessica), Joshua, Neil, Bruce, Kyle, Christian, Grant, Jay, Savannah, Wyatt, Andrew, Joey, and Eric; and a Great-Grandmother to Madison, Justin, Christopher Jr. , Travis, Heather, Abby, Declan, Kolton, Emilyn, Blake, Kenlee, Aidian, Thomas Jr., Ezra, Abel, and Braxton.

Family & Friends will gather at the McDonough Methodist Church on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, donations to a memorial fund can be donated to https://www.gofundme.com/ninas-memorial-fund.


William Sherman

Published on: Friday, December 15, 2017

William N. (Little Billy) Sherman, Sr., 38 of Norwich passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at his home

A service for Billy will be held on Friday, December 22, at 7 pm from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Friday, December 22, from 4-7 pm.

A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Evening Sun.


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