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Thomas L. Tyler Sr.

Published on: Friday, September 8, 2017


Thomas L. Tyler Sr., 68, a Norwich native, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Sloan-Kettering Hospital, in New York City, with family by his side.

Born February 6, 1949, in Norwich, Tom was the son of Louis and Barbara (Baulf) Tyler. He lived as a child in Plymouth, NY, and graduated in 1967 from Norwich High School. Immediately after graduating, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served during the Vietnam War era. Tom spent 22 years in the Navy on ten different vessels and deployments all over the globe. At one time during his service, Tom was honored to be part of the commissioning crew of the USS Nimitz Carrier. In 1989, Tom retired from the Navy, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. He was so very proud of his service, and for all those who currently serve in the U.S. armed forces.

After retiring, Tom began work for a short time with NBT Bank, but would go on to spend the next 17 years overseeing the maintenance of the Chenango Valley Home, in Norwich. As the head of maintenance there, he played a key role in the Chenango Valley Home’s various expansions.

Above all else, Tom was a devoted family man. He so adored his wife, children, grandchildren, and in-laws. Tom had a certain kinship that was unique to each member of his family. He was especially devoted to his wife of 37 years, Deborah (Costa) Tyler who survives. Tom and Deborah met in Massachusetts through a mutual friend, and on August 9, 1980, they were married. With the Navy, they would be stationed in Philadelphia and Newport, RI. The two would eventually settle in Norwich in June 1989.

Tom also loved to tinker, and was known to be able to fix just about anything. He was also very fond of reading about history, especially Chenango County history, and enjoyed bird watching, buying and selling antiques, and helping a friend each year at the antique show in Bouckville. Tom mostly enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his daughter Jennifer (Brian) Scheuer, of Norwich, son Thomas L. (Marianne) Tyler Jr, of Virginia Beach, VA, who also serves in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, grandchildren, Emma and Collin Scheuer, of Norwich, mother Barbara Baulf Eldred, of Norwich, sister Kathleen (Marco) Restrepo, of Norwich, father-in-law, Raymond E. Costa, of Florida, and brothers-in-law Raymond F. (Alice) Costa, Timothy (Jean) Costa, and Peter (Karen) Costa, each of MA. Tom was predeceased by his father Louis Tyler, step-mother Elizabeth Tyler, mother-in-law Ruth A. Costa, and nieces Maria and Alicia Restrepo.

To honor Tom’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or public service.

“I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:6-7)

Contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to in his name, MMCM(SW) Thomas L. Tyler Sr., to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, or online at

“Fair winds and following seas…”

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

John Ginter

Published on: Friday, September 8, 2017


John Ginter 76 yrs. old of Albany, NY passed away on September 6, 2017 at his home in Pittsfield, NY.

John was born on April 4, 1941 in Albany, NY the son of William & Mildred (Card) Ginter.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a police officer in Albany NY for 32 years.

John was a loving father and friend. He was well known for his comic relief and enjoyed socializing with his community, family & friends. He was also an avid outdoorsman.

On June 11, 2008 he married Pamela J. Chapin who predeceased him on June 20, 2014.

John is survived by his children; Michael Ginter of Denver Co., Sherri Allison of Denver, Co, Jeffrey Ginter of Nassau, NY and Jonathon Ginter of Rotterdam, NY. He is also survived by his sisters; Dorothy & Mildred Ginter.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Dakin Funeral Home, LP, New Berlin, NY with Reverend Richard Anderson officiating.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Donald E. Dubois

Published on: Friday, September 8, 2017


Donald E. DuBois Sr., 83, of Pitcher passed away Tuesday evening, September 5, 2017 at the Wilson Regional Medical Center of Johnson City.

A funeral service for Don will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the No. Pitcher Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday from 12-2.

Please consider memorial contributions to the South Otselic Fire Dept., South Otselic, NY, 13155.

Tracy S. Bowker

Published on: Monday, September 11, 2017

Tracy Simeon Bowker passed away on 9/4/17, at age 84, surrounded by family. Tracy was born to James Toledo Bowker and Vivian Elizabeth Beismer on Oct 11 1932. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Leonard Hartwell Bowker; his sister and brotherin-law, Gladys and Skip Jacques; Children: Jodi Bowker of Garland Texas, Curtis Bowker of Mt. Upton, Bill and Tracy Bowker of Struttgart, Germany, Donald Hartwell of Bainbridge, David Hartwell and Sue Brown of Rome, Cindy Smythe of Clifton Park, Tammy Bowker of Greenfield Center, Patty Bowker of Sherburne, Beverly Hartwell Sowersby and Scott Cleaveland of Oneonta, Sherry Bowker Guiles of Sherburne, Carin and Preston Bousman of Chesterfield Virginia; grandchildren: Tracy III, Cody and Kayla Bowker, Stephanie and Will Pfeffer, Chad, Derek, Chelsea and Evan Bowker, Ashley and Lee, Michael Hartwell, Cierra and Kris Stafford, Zachary and Caleb Hartwell, P.J. Dowd, Ian Bowker, Robert Hill, Brady Bowker, Hunter Sowersby, Brent Guiles, Cory Palmer, Will, Lilly and Jack Bowker, Zach Robertson; great-grandchildren: Rayne Thornton, Liam and Lottie Pfeffer, Maddie Stafford; sister-in-law, Ellie Bowker of Ipswitch, MA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Mary Leonard of Bainbridge; sister-in-law, Nancy Miner of Norwich; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thanks to Bim Palmer, Charlie and Diane Burnham and the Rockdale Rod and Gun Club. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Bowker; son, Tracy Bowker, Jr and his best feline friend, Buddy. He graduated from Walton High School class of 1950 after which he worked at Amphenol, spent four years in the U.S. Navy from 1956- 1960, returning to Amphenol, retiring in 1986. From 1986 to 1993 he worked as a machining instructor at Western Delaware BOCES. He was a member of the Elks, Moose and Rockdale Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the Mt. Upton Senior Citizens. The family wishes to extend their thanks to Dr. Lone and all the nurses and a special thank you to Dr. Rosen, Karen, Arlene and Jonathan of the dialysis dept in Cooperstown, the at home care nurses and Steve and Letitia, Heidi and Diane of Chenango County Hospice for letting the family spend more time with him. We will forever be grateful to all of them. A celebration of Tracy’s life will be held from 1:00-5:00pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Sidney Moose Lodge, East Main St. Sidney. Burial will be private in Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rockdale Rod and Gun Club or Chenango County Hospice. Share condolences with the family online at HYPERLINK “http://” Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

Ruth W. Jemzura

Published on: Monday, September 11, 2017

Ruth Wood Jemzura, 97, of Sherburne, NY passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home in Norwich, NY. She was born August 9, 1920 in Champion, NY, the daughter of LeRoy Alfred and Mary Geneva (Adner) Wood and was a graduate of local schools. She received her teachers certificate from Potsdam College, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from SUNY, Oneonta. On June 27, 1942, Ruth married George Jemzura in Rome, NY. He predeceased her on May 8, 2001. Ruth taught reading in the Carthage area, and then in the one room schoolhouse in North Norwich in the 1940’s. She suspended her teaching career to raise her family, and resumed teaching in the 1960’s in South New Berlin. Following her retirement, she helped to staff the Bargain Basket Thrift Shop in Earlville on Thursdays. She enjoyed having coffee with her friends and loved spending time with her only grandson, Brady, who was the light of her life. Ruth is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Riley Whearty of AZ and MI; a son, David Jemzura of Sherburne; her beloved grandson, Brady; a sister-in-law, Eloise “Teddy” Wood; and several cousins. She was predeceased by four brothers, Alfred, Melvin, Paul and Dennis Wood. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of her family in the Hillside Cemetery, Carthage, NY. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Holy Family School, 17 Prospect St., Norwich, NY 13815. Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne. To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to

Ivan M. Mead

Published on: Monday, September 11, 2017

Ivan M. Mead, 62 of McDonough, NY passed away on September 7,

2017. Ivan was born in Norwich, NY. Son of Neil and Phyllis Mead. He

married his wife Heather (Shore) Mead on July 30, 2016. Ivan is predeceased

by his father Neil and good friend John Griffith “Papa Jack”.

Ivan is survived by his wife Heather, and his mother Phyllis. He is

also survived by his sons Michael and Lynn Mead and Michael Potter

as well as his daughters Tammy and Steve Hammond, Theresa and CJ

Williams, Colleen Mead and Gary Steeley, Kimberlyn Mead and Jered

Shurtleff and Alexandria Shore. His brothers Dennis and Kathy Mead,

Tim and Patricia Mead and his sisters Diane and Terry Oary, Penny and

Ken Baxter, Patricia and Dave Murray, Carol and Jim Masters, and Vicki

and Gene Vigus. Ivan is also survived by his grandchildren Justin Mead,

Brian Mead, Dawson Mead, Dominic Williams, Stephen Hammond,

Amanda Hammond, Camric Williams, Elaina Norris, Arianna Arasim,

and Ezra Steeley. Also surviving are his dear and beloved friends Timothy

Robertson, Clyde Manwarren, Jesse and Darlene Villarreal and Joan

Griffith. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Ivan was a member of the McDonough Fire Department and of the

North-East Pony Pull Association. He enjoyed camping, pony pulls, and

made Mead Maple Syrup.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Behe Funeral Home Inc.

21 Main Street, Oxford, NY 13830. Friends and family may call at the

funeral home on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 10:00AM- 12:00PM

and from 6:00PM- 8:00PM. Funeral services will follow at 8:00PM

with Rev. Mat Frayer officiating. Grave side services will take place

on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM at McDonough Union


Family and Friends may share their memories and condolences by visiting

Thomas A. Breck

Published on: Monday, September 11, 2017

Thomas A. Breck, 69 of Binghamton passed away on Thursday,

September 7, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.

Arrangements are under direction of Root Funeral Home, 23 N.

Chenango St., Greene, NY 13778 and condolences may be sent to the

family at

Donald E. Dubois

Published on: Monday, September 11, 2017

Donald E. DuBois Sr., 83, a longtime resident of Pitcher passed away Tuesday evening, September 5, 2017 at the Wilson Regional Medical Center of Johnson City.

Don was born on August 23, 1934 in Oxford the son of Herbert and Jeanette (Lavere) DuBois. He was raised in Oxford where he attended the local schools. At the age of 9 he moved with his family to Kirk and in 1952 moved to Pitcher where he continued to make his home for the rest of his life. A Veteran of the Korean Conflict he served his country in the United States Navy from August 1952 until his honorable discharge in August of 1955. On April 27, 1954 in No. Pitcher he married Glorianna Stone who survives.

Throughout his life Don was a hardworking, fair and family oriented man. For many years he and his wife owned and operated their own farm along with his children. Hard work was the name of the game and he made sure his children understood what it was like to do an honest day’s work. While running the farm he also worked construction and repaired diesel engines.

Politics, don’t go there with him!! He was VERY political in his views and if you entered into a discussion with him on the subject you best know your facts. Don also was a history buff, especially anything regarding the military. He was a “factual” man on many subjects. In his leisure time he enjoyed riding the countryside, especially the back road looking at the old barns which were no longer in use.

Don is survived by his wife Glorianna of Pitcher, his children Donald (Traci) DuBois Jr. of Mooresville, NC, Sally (Gerardo) Cuellar of Milpitas, CA, JoAnne DuBois of Sherburne, Joan Parks of Norwich, Ronald (Jaymee) DuBois of No. Pitcher, Shelly (Chris) Beckwith of Cincinnatus and John (Kim) DuBois of Sherburne. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Don was predeceased by his daughter Donna Miller and her husband Phil, several siblings and his son-in-law Dale Parks.

A funeral service for Don will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the No. Pitcher Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday from 12-2.

Please consider memorial contributions to the South Otselic Fire Dept., South Otselic, NY, 13155.


Gladys G. Allison

Published on: Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Gladys G. (Brush) Allison, 88, of Sherburne, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.

She was born December 4, 1928 in Tuxedo, NY, a daughter of Glen I. and Bernice L. Bryant Brush. She received her early education in Harrow, Canada, and was a graduate of Mahopac (NY) High School. On October 1, 1950, Gladys married Louis L. Allison in Mahopac. He predeceased her on December 10, 2006. Gladys had worked at WalMart in Norwich until retiring in 2000. She had previously been a custodian in the Sherburne-Earlville Central Schools, and had also worked at W.T. Grant in Norwich and Chenango Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Sherburne, and the Create Your Own Card Club.

Surviving are her children, Starr Louise Clark of Sherburne; Patricia and Douglas Boos of Smyrna; Lillian Cashman of Sherburne; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased a grandson, Philip “PJ” Cashman, her twin brother, Glen Brush, and a brother, Kenneth Brush.

Graveside services will be held a 1pm Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in the Sherburne Quarter Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5008 Brittonfield Pkwy, Suite 307, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to

Carter James Rood

Published on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Carter James Rood, 14, of Pitcher, NY, passed away due to congestive heart failure on Monday, September 11, 2017, at his home.

Born in Hamilton, NY, on September 19, 2002, Carter was the son of Ashvil and Geneia Ogden Rood. He enjoyed sports and was currently a sophomore at Otselic Valley Central School where he was a member of the varsity soccer team playing the position of goalie. He was also a member of the OV basketball and baseball teams. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed snowmobiles and motorcycles. He had a passion for tinkering and you would often find him working on many projects ranging from “the cabin”, complete with cable television, to modifying an old lawnmower for speed.

He is survived by his mother, Geneia Rood; a brother, Ashvil Kevin Rood of Pitcher, and a sister, Bethany Prince-Rood of DeRuyter. He also leaves behind his paternal grandparents, Richard and Ruth Rood of Pitcher; his maternal grandparents, Eugene and Donna Ogden of Beaver Meadow; an uncle Todd (Diana) Rood of N. Pitcher; an aunt Vonda (Bob Woodmance) Rood of Cicero; and several friends, including his close friends Mike and Cheryl Loomis and Family, Mike and Brooke Eaton and Family, Jeff and Renee Adams and Family, Kevin and Lori Moon and Family, Nick Smith and Carter Smith.

He was predeceased by his father, Ashvil C. Rood, on November 28, 2013.

The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Otselic Valley Central School Gymnasium on Monday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jim Moore and Pastor Daniel Drake officiating. Burial will be in North Pitcher Cemetery. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit

Theodora Arnell

Published on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Theodora Jane Arnell, 86 of Otselic, New York passed away peacefully September 9, 2017 in Walden, Vermont.

Teddi Jane was born in Brooklyn, New York to Edward C. Haas and Theodora Compton on July 7, 1931. The only child, she had an adventurous life. In her early years, she lived with her Uncle Maurice and Aunt Opal Haas, traveling extensively in the West residing in South Dakota, Texas and Mexico. She returned East to live with family in Newburgh, New York. She was a very independent child who had a passion for learning and reading. An outstanding student she was an avid reader, a gift passed down thru multiple generations, from her grandmother Jennie Mae Pickering, a descendant of American settlers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

She returned the New York to live with her father, a Manhattan Project research scientist who served with the Department of Navy.

She graduated from William C. Bryant high school, and attended Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, majoring in violin with a minor in piano. As an adult student, she went on to earn degrees in biology from SUNY Oneonta and Colgate University.

Teddi Jane is preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert J. Arnell Jr. In 1949, she married Robert J. Arnell Jr. and both were teachers in Otselic Valley Central School. After retirement, they established Arnell Music in Norwich, New York and Teddi continued to follow her passion, as a faculty member teaching science at SUNY Morrisville, Norwich.

Bob and Teddi Arnell were deeply committed to the Norwich Community and were passionate about the environment and peace movement. Because of their experience of WW II, they were concerned with America’s intervention in Iraq and demonstrated every week for several years on Broad Street.

Teddi Jane is survived by her children Barbara S. MacLennan, spouse Thomas MacLennan and grandson Christopher MacLennan; COL Robert J. Arnell III, spouse Robin (Smith) and grandson Robert J. Arnell IV, and spouse Diana (Vogel) great-granddaughter Ruth V. Arnell, grandson Christian J Arnell, great granddaughter Olivia L. Arnell; and Marc C. Arnell, spouse Anne Murphy, granddaughters Catherine and Elizabeth Arnell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chenango SPCA, 6160 County Road, 32, Norwich, New York.

She was our St. Francis of Assisi who loved all animals especially cats. Felix will miss her, a constant companion at her side.

A private ceremony will be held in Norwich, with reception to follow. Contact Martha Ryan at the Norwich Dance Club (607) 334-7526 to make a reservation.

Lawrence M. Ault

Published on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“On August 21st, the day of the Great Eclipse here in the Pacific Northwest, Lawrence Michael Ault passed away at the age of 70 after a brief illness. Mike, eldest son of Frank Maynard Ault and Norma Jean Rose, both longtime residents of Broadlawns in South Otselic, spent his youth there with siblings John, Franklin, and Jane before leaving to study the Humanities at Miami State. His eventful life in California culminated in a stroke in 1995, leaving him unable to speak. As his sole nephew, son of Jane Ault and Robert Trexler, I enjoyed talking to him and telling him about my goings-on while he listened patiently. I found talking with him to be a fantastically intelligent experience - his career as a writer and editor especially testifies to his skills of articulation. I loved him, my family and our friends loved him, and he will be missed. He is survived by his sister, Jane Ault, and I, Carson A. Trexler, his nephew.”

Robert S. O’hara

Published on: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Robert S. O’Hara, 69, of New Orleans died on September 10, 2017.

Son of the late Edward and Elizabeth O’Hara, Robert is survived by son Frazier of New Orleans, brothers Fredrick O’Hara, and Peter and William Locke.

The service will be Thursday, September 14 in New Orleans, LA.

Burial will take place at a later date at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Norwich, NY.

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