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Today's Death Notices

Gordon E Mclaren, Jr., 74, of Norwich

Last Week's Obituaries

Harry William (bill) Smith, Jr.

Published on: Friday, August 12, 2016


Harry William (Bill) Smith, Jr. died on August 10, 2016 at his home in Cooperstown, NY. He was 88. He was born October 22, 1927 in Utica, and raised in Richfield Springs and Cooperstown, NY. Bill liked to point out that he was born in Utica’s Faxton Hospital because Cooperstown’s Bassett Hospital wasn’t open at that time. He is the son of Evelyn Whatley Wheeler of Cooperstown, NY and Harry William Smith of Minneapolis, MN. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Richfield Springs High School. He earned a B.S. in 1945 from Union College through the Navy V-12 Program and studied business at Syracuse University. His Richfield Springs science teacher, Dr. Brandt, involved his class in various eye-opening scientific experiments, including making and detonating explosive devices, igniting his lifelong love of pyrotechnics, engineering and mechanization, and instilling an appetite for challenge and excitement.

Bill joined the Ford Motor Company’s Executive Management Training Program in 1947 and then relocated to Norwich in 1949 where he bought a Ford automotive dealership, making him one of the youngest dealers in the country. He was President of Smith-Norwich from 1949-2004 as well as H. W. Smith & Sons, Inc., Harry W. Smith Real Estate Corp., and Smith- Cooperstown, Inc. in Cooperstown. He was a partner in Nordic Ford in Burlington, VT. Bill was a member of the Ford National Dealer Council from l957-59 and Vice-Chairman from l981-1987 as well as a member of the initial Ford Taurus development team. He was a Director of the New York State Auto Dealers Association and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He was the past chairman of the Ford Dealers Advertising Fund (FDAF), and he was the Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year in 2000.

As a race car driver in the late 1950’s and early ’60’s, Bill won numerous Formula Junior national and regional events with Rev-Em Racing. He gave up racing for businesses associated with the automobile industry. Bill was also a director of Team McLaren, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing, Ltd. and Mayer Motor Racing; chairman and founder of McLaren Engines, Inc. in Livonia, MI; president of McLaren North America, Inc; and co-chairman of ASCMcLaren. He was a founding member of CART (Championship Automobile Racing Teams), and Chairman of APG Hewitt Hose USA. During this time Team McLaren won five Can-Am Championships, two Indianapolis 500s, and two Formula One World Championships, while McLaren North America’s partnership with BMW scored numerous IMSA victories. He served on many boards throughout his life, all of which focused on helping his local communities. He was a founder of the Greater Norwich Foundation; president and director of the Norwich United Way and the Norwich Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the l950’s Campaign for Chenango Memorial Hospital; and president, director and chairman of the Capital Campaign for the Norwich YMCA. He served as director of the Central New York Civilian Defense Transportation System; was a trustee, vice president, and treasurer of Glimmerglass Opera and Head of the Lake (Otsego Golf Club) in Cooperstown. He is a Regent Emeritus of LeMoyne College and was a trustee of the SUNY Morrisville State College Foundation. He also volunteered his time for Union College (NY), Hamilton College (NY), the New Hampton School (NH), the Vail Valley Medical Center (CO), St. Paul’s and St. Bartholomew’s churches in Norwich (NY), the American Legion, and The Boy Scouts of America.

He served on corporate boards including New York Central Mutual Insurance, The National Bank & Trust Company of Norwich (NBT Bank), Victory Markets, Craine Silo Company, Norwich Manufacturing Company, Reva Plastics, and the Bully Hill Vineyards. He divided his time between Norwich and Cooperstown and Vail, CO. He was a founding member of the Norwich Lost Pond Club and the Game Creek Club in Vail. He was also a member of the Camp Robbers, the Bohemian Club, the Mohican Club, the Cooperstown Country Club, the New York Athletic Club, and the Indy 500 Old Timers.

His favorite pastimes were skiing, motor racing, boating, traveling, farming, pyrotechnics and, most of all, socializing. He loved spending hours on his tractor and bulldozer, creating ponds and sculpting the landscape of his farm, all while battling to a draw with the local beaver population. He spent over fifty winters in Vail with his family, and prior to that many years in Stowe, VT and Kitzbühel, Austria, where he was the third American to win the Austrian Golden Snow Star in 1964.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Manley Smith, and his children, H. William Smith III (Brigitte) of Mill Valley, CA; Jacqueline S. Littlejohn of Weston, CT; Tracy S. Fauver (Scott) of Bedford, NY; Christopher M. Smith (Deborah) of Petaluma, CA; and Wendy W. Smith of Santa Barbara, CA; and his seven grandchildren: H. William Smith IV; Nicholas A. Smith; Lily K. Fauver; Daisy M. Fauver; George S. Fauver; Conrad F. Smith; and Calvin W. Smith. He is also survived by his siblings, Rosebelle S. Broeffle of Vero Beach, FL; Edward C. Smith (Norma) of Cooperstown, NY; and James D. Smith (Mary Jane) of Norwich, NY. He was predeceased by his siblings, Robert F. Smith and Shirley S. McCabe.

The family will be receiving those who wish to pay their respects at St. Bartholomew’s Church’s Monsignor Festa Parish Center, Norwich, NY on Monday, August 29 from 2-3:30pm. There will also be calling hours on Tuesday, August 30 from 5-6:30pm at the Fenimore House in Cooperstown, NY followed by a celebration of his life at 7:00pm.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Greater Norwich Foundation ℅ NBT Bank NA, 52 South Broad Street, Norwich, NY 13815.

Richard Reed Potts

Published on: Friday, August 12, 2016


Richard Reed Potts, 72, of Oxford passed away Monday, Aug. 8, at the New York State Veterans' Home in Oxford following illness related to his service in Vietnam.

Richard was born Feb. 4, 1944, in Bay Shore, N.Y., the oldest son of James Robert and Vera (Page) Potts. He graduated from Ralph J. Osgood High School in Kings Park, N.Y., in 1962 and went on to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in engineering from Clarkson University, where he was a member of Triangle fraternity.

On Jan. 23, 1966, he married his high school sweetheart, Glenna Jordan, at Lucien Memorial Methodist Church in Kings Park. They celebrated their 50th anniversary earlier this year.

Richard was a member of Clarkson’s Army ROTC program and later served in Vietnam with the Army Corps of Engineers. His professional career included highway design with the New York State Department of Transportation, co-owning Rhinevault and Potts Surveyors in Norwich, N.Y., and more than 20 years with New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), retiring as director of facilities management.

He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Roberta Kerekes and his brother-in-law Frank DeLise. He is survived by his wife, Glenna; his five children and their spouses – son Blyden and his wife, Allison, of Shippensburg, Pa.; son Timothy and his wife, Dari, of Afton, N.Y.; son Shannon and his wife, Danielle, of Binghamton, N.Y.; daughter Erin and her husband, Andrew, of Cockeysville, Md.; and daughter Courtney and her husband, John, of New Hartford, N.Y. – and seven grandchildren; as well as his sister Colleen DeLise of Kings Park; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Jeanne Potts of Smithtown, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Oxford United Methodist Church, 36 S. Washington Ave. in Oxford, with burial with military honors to follow at the New York State Veterans’ Home Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St. in Oxford. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in Richard’s memory to the NYS Veterans’ Home, 4207 State Highway 220, Oxford, NY 13830 or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, NY. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting

Abigail E. Bohnert

Published on: Friday, August 12, 2016



EARLVILLE – Abigail E. Bohnert, 19, of Reese Rd., died unexpectedly on Monday, August 8, 2016.

She was born February 5, 1997 in Syracuse, a daughter of Chad T. and Janine R. Davis Bohnert. She was a graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School where she was active with the winter guard, the student council, the home coming and prom committees, and was elected to the Prom Court in her junior year. Above all, her main focus was on her studies.

Abby just completed her freshman year at Le Moyne College with a 3.4 grade point average in political science with a pre-law concentration. While at Le Moyne, she was active in campus ministry and attended services there. She was also in the creative writing club and was published in the Le Moyne Literary and Graphic Arts Society’s annual journal, The Salamander. She loved to write, including poetry. She was also becoming involved in politics.

Surviving are her parents, Chad and Janine; a brother, Austin of Earlville; grandparents John Bohnert of Earlville; Cindy Lou Jones of Hamilton; Thomas and Elizabeth Connelly of Brewerton; great-grandmothers Clara Head of Hamilton and Marcia Riley of Monterey, CA; aunts and uncles, Dr. Jody Sima and Dr. Tamer Ahmed of Brewerton; Kathleen Connelly of Liverpool; Kyle and Megan Connelly of Mineola FL; many great-aunts, great–uncles and special cousins, Tyler, Riley, and Elizabeth. She was predeceased by her great-grandfather, Eugene C. Riley and a great-uncle, Mark J. Riley.

Funeral Services will be held at 10am Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, followed by interment in the Poolville Cemetery, Poolville, NY.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 4-7pm Friday.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Le Moyne College Campus Ministry,1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214

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Janine R. Bohnert

Published on: Friday, August 12, 2016



EARLVILLE: Janine R. Bohnert, 41, of Reese Rd., died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Loving mother, daughter and wife that cared for everyone, who died of a broken heart after losing her daughter Abigail Elizabeth on 8/8/16. The family figures that Abby tripped in Heaven and needed her mom to patch her up.

She was born January 17, 1975 in Syracuse, a daughter of Elizabeth A. and Thomas P. Connelly. A homemaker that loved to bake, sew, and care for her cats (Dilly, Hemi, G-Man, Bora Bora, Smokey, Fluffy, and Midnight). Her proudest accomplishment was her children and family.

She was a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University, dual majoring in Sociology and Anthropology.

Surviving are her husband of 20 years, Chad; loving son Austin of Earlville; parents Thomas and Elizabeth Connelly of Brewerton; in-laws John Bohnert of Earlville; Cindy Lou Jones of Hamilton; grandmother Marcia Riley of Monterey, CA; sister Dr. Jody Sima and Dr. Tamer Ahmed of Brewerton; brother Kyle and Meghan Connelly of Mineola, FL, sister Kathleen Connelly and Jeremy of Liverpool; aunt Mary and Steven Mau of Brewerton, NY, uncle Eugene Riley of Camillus, NY, Marcia and Taka of Kobe, Japan; adored greatly loved nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many aunts, uncles, cousins of Long Island, NY, Earlville, NY, Nashville, TN, and Maine. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Eugene C. Riley and a uncle, Mark J. Riley.

Funeral Services will be held at 10am Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, followed by interment in the Poolville Cemetery, Poolville, NY.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 4-7pm Friday.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Le Moyne College Campus Ministry,1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214

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Angelina “angie” D. Natoli

Published on: Friday, August 12, 2016


Angelina “Angie” D. Natoli, 94, of Park Street, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford, NY.

Born August 7, 1922 in Rochester, NY, Angie was the daughter of Gaetano and Nunziata (Garofalo) Favorito. Her family moved to Norwich where Angie received her schooling, leaving early to care for her family. She worked as a buyer at the former Carol Ann Shop retiring after 26 years when the shop closed.

Angie was a communicant of St. Bartholomew’s Church where she was a lector and Eucharistic Minister. Angie was also a member of the Ave Maria Guild/Rosary Society. She loved to cook and feed her family. She also enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens. Angie loved animals, especially her dog, Gigi.

In 1946, in Norwich, Angie married Joseph D. Natoli, who died in December of 2011. Angie is survived by her son, Christopher Natoli and his wife, Maureen, of Norwich; a daughter, Sandra Petruzzelli and her husband, Michael, of Rochester and four grandchildren, Beth Anne Oliver (Andrew) of New Orleans, Nathan, Natoli of Auburn, NY, Natalie Tortoretti (Dominic) and Michael Petruzzelli (Amy), all of Rochester and two great grandchildren, Danica Tortoretti and Madison Petruzzelli, both of Rochester. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Theresa Zieno, of Sidney. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Angie was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew Natoli, a great grandson, Joseph Perry Oliver, brothers Joseph Favorito and Anthony Zieno and a sister, Rose Schibeci.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Angie will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Monday from 5-7 pm. Members of the Ave Maria Guild/Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 4:30.

Contributions in memory of Angie may be made to the Capital Campaign Fund of St. Bartholomew’s Church, 81 East Main St., Norwich, NY 13815.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the Wilson Funeral Home website at:

Louis R. (lou) (butch) Marango

Published on: Friday, August 12, 2016


Louis R. (Lou) (Butch) Marango, 70, of North Norwich and a lifelong resident of the area, passed away Tuesday morning, August 9, 2016, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Lou was born in Norwich on April 30, 1946 the son of Angelo and Virginia Marango Sr. He grew up in the Norwich area and attended the Norwich schools. Lou began his working career at an early age to help the family and gained employment with the Norwich Knitting Mill. He subsequently went to work for the Norwich City Schools as a grounds keeper for 30 + years where he could often be seen on the mowers during the summers or in the trucks during the winter months.

It goes without saying Lou was a family man especially when it came to his grandchildren. He was an avid supporter of Sherburne High School Football and never missed a game in which his grandsons, Ryan and Cody would play. He was also, without question, a JOHN DEERE MAN. His collection of antique tractors was spectacular and were his pride and joy. Over the years he and his family attended many tractor pulls and shows, some of which he participated in.

On January 28, 1967 in Morris he married Joan Pegg who survives. Besides his wife Joan of No. Norwich he is survived by his son Michael Marango and wife Peggy of Sherburne, Julie Binelli and husband Brian of Norwich, his sisters Mary Whaley of Norwich, Linda Pegg of Morris and his brothers Roger Marango of Norwich, Angelo Marango Jr. and wife Joann of No. Norwich and Gary Marango and wife Marilyn of Preston. Also surviving are his grandchildren Ryan, Cody and Stephanie Marango, Haylee Marango and Anthony Binelli and his great grandchildren Avery, Madison, Caleb and Lilly. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Lou was predeceased by his parents Angelo and Virginia.

A funeral service for Lou will be held on Monday at 10 am from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen Reese, Pastor of the Columbus Community Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on SATURDAY from 7-9pm.

Laura Wilcox Mcgowan

Published on: Monday, August 15, 2016

Laura Wilcox McGowan was born in 1931 in Johnson City, New York to Laverne and Hannah Long. She passed away on Friday, the 22nd of July 2016 at Munroe Regional Medical Center Ocala, Florida.

Laura was predeceased by her loving husband Richard Wilcox and stepson David Wilcox.

She was devoted to her family and is survived by James (Pete) McGowan Sr. of Florida, children Deb Kuhn (Ted Church) of Virginia, Jim (Wendy) McGowan of Cortland, Richard (Jenise) Wilcox of Virginia, Keith (Maria) Wilcox of New Berlin, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother Joe (Carol) Hoffman, and several nieces and nephews.

Laura was the Activities Director for many years at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin, New York prior to her retirement.

There will be a graveside memorial for family and friends at Fairview Cemetery August 20th at 11:00.

Pauline Kline

Published on: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pauline Kline passed away in Hackettstown, N.J. on August 12, 2016 at the age of 99. She enjoyed a vibrant and active life, enriching the lives of her family and friends with a twinkle in her eyes, a perpetual smile, carefully crafted letters, sage advice and genuine concern for others. A long career as a registered nurse and her personal religious faith were evident in how she lived her life as a caring, considerate and engaged member of society.

Pauline was born to Ruth and Glenn Tripp on December 8, 1916 in a railroad boxcar that had been converted into a house at the O&W Railroad station in East Guilford, New York, where her father worked as the station agent. She met Richard Kline, her future husband, in a one-room schoolhouse in Rockdale, N.Y. when they were 11 years old. They were married in 1940, after she graduated from the Binghamton City Hospital School of Nursing and Richard graduated from Cornell University. Her nursing career began in obstetrics and she worked as a hospital nurse in numerous cities across New York State, before becoming an office nurse for the local physician. After retiring, she employed her nursing skills by being a faithful resource to friends and family members, helping them deal with problems and brightening their days with wit and smiles.

Her religious faith sustained her and provided a productive outlet for her. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church and over a sixty-year period, Pauline held leadership roles at the local and district levels in connection with Youth Programs and United Methodist Women. She was an active member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Norwich, N.Y. until moving to a retirement community in New Jersey in 2008.

Richard E. Kline, her loving husband, predeceased Pauline in 1984. Pauline is survived by her sons and their wives: Richard S. and Jan Kline of Califon, N.J. and J. Peter and Caren Kline of Dallas, TX., her four grandchildren: Julie Novick, Douglas Kline, Catherine Wrightson and Christina Kline, and two great-grandchildren: Joseph and Kelsey Novick. Pauline’s older sister, Francis Ackley died in 2015 at the age of 99 and her husband’s siblings, Burton and Louise Kline, who were also long time residents of Norwich, N.Y, also predeceased her.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on August 16th at the Lower Valley Presbyterian Church in Califon, N.J. and a family graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on August 17th at the Crown Hill Memorial Park in New Hartford, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Pauline Kline to the Broad Street United Methodist Church, 74 N. Broad Street, Norwich, New York 13815.

James Harlie Dumond

Published on: Thursday, August 18, 2016

James Harlie DuMond of Oxford, NY, passed away unexpectedly in his home Monday August 15, 2016. He was born on February 23 1959 in Oxford, NY. He was the son of the late Walter Harlie DuMond and Myrna Jean DuMond.

Jim was a loving man who took pride in his Family. He was survived by his children Jackie Lee DuMond 34, her husband David Allen Howe 35, (grandson) Dominick Allen Howe 8. Penni Bradley (mother of Jackie DuMond) Harlie Jean (DuMond) Holland 21, her husband Alex Holland 26, James Harlie DuMond II 15, Marcie DuMond (mother of Harlie and Jimmy) and Devin Clark who he loved as his own son.

Also survived by His 3 siblings Deb and Joe Hurlburt, Robin and Chris DuMond, Steve and Shelly DuMond and several Nieces and Nephews.

He was a long term dedicated employee of Page Seed Co. of Greene NY, He considered this place a second family. His other hobbies included his farming, lending a hand to those in need, macaroni salad and enjoying the little things in life. He will be greatly missed by all friends and family.

Funeral Services have been entrusted to the Behe Funeral Home, located at 21 Main Street, Oxford, NY, 13830. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Services officiated by Rev. Rich Howard will take place at 2:00 PM. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Oxford Youth Football, PO Box 125, Oxford, NY 13830 and/or Boy Scout Troop #62, C/O Jim Shimer at 17 Eric St. Norwich NY 13815.

Nettie Lockwood

Published on: Friday, August 19, 2016

Nettie Lockwood, 90, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016. She was the last surviving child of Henry and Frances Zeininger. She was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert E. Lockwood, Sr.; her daughter, Nancy Bush; her son, Gilbert E. Lockwood, Jr.; and her grandson, Gene Lockwood. Survivors include her children, Michael and Cathie Lockwood, of Guilford; and Mark and Wendy Lockwood, of Guilford; her son in law, Terry Bush, of Oxford; her grandchildren, Rochele Ostrander, of Sidney; Michael and Larine Ostrander, of Oxford; Terry L. Bush, Jr., of Oxford; Dwayne Lockwood, of Gilbertsville; Lorraine and John Brooks, of Gilbertsville; Lisa and Anthony Wilchynski, of Norwich; Kristen Lockwood, of Norwich; Patricia Lockwood, of Norwich; Stephanie and Jared Meek, of Norwich; Heather Lockwood, of South Otselic; and Hailey Lockwood, of Plymouth; Kelly and Howard Palmer, of Norwich; Tracey Jo Smith, of S. Fallsburg; and Mark Lockwood, Jr., of Sherburne; as well as many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Nettie was laid to rest beside Gilbert at Glenwood Cemetery in Afton.

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