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Today's Death Notices

Richard W. Herrick, 93, of Norwich

Leonard L. Blackman, 81, of Smyrna

Juanita Yarnes Robinson, 85, of Walton

Sister Rita Michael Mcgraw, 87, of Latham

Last Week's Obituaries

Susan M. Zeidner

Published on: Friday, August 22, 2014


BOUCKVILLE – Susan M. Zeidner, 57, of Perkins Rd., passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.

She was born October 3, 1956 in New Berlin, NY, a daughter of Ebenezer and Rosetta Muller Jaquay. Susan graduated from New Berlin High School, received her LPN degree from SUNY Delhi, and her RN degree from SUNY Morrisville. On July 17, 2004, Susan married Frederick Zeidner at Chittenango Falls, NY. She had previously been married to Thomas Atwell, Sr. Susan worked as a nurse for 38 years, at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford, the Bassett Family Health Center in Hamilton, and most recently for Chenango County as a Public Health Nurse. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life and spending time with them was her greatest joy.

She was a member of the Amazing Grace Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Fred; her mother, Rosetta Jaquay of Sherburne; children, Thomas Jr. and Kelly Atwell of Sherburne; Anna Atwell of Baldwinsville; step-children, Jennifer and Hoyt Swann of MD; Brian and Patricia Zeidner of PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and William McNeice of CT; Diane and John Fisken of WA; brother and sister-in-law, Ebenezer, Jr. and Lisa Jaquay of PA; grandchildren, Madyson and Abigail Atwell; step-grandchildren, Benjamin and Zachary Zeidner, Andrea and Alex Swann. She was predeceased by her father, Ebenezer Jaquay and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Atwell.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, August 23, 2014 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, followed by interment in the Columbus Corners Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 5-8pm.

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Hermene Bernadette Bauer Kehoe

Published on: Monday, August 25, 2014


SHERBURNE – Hermene Bernadette Bauer Kehoe, 93, of Sherburne NY, passed away at the Bridgton Hospital, Bridgeton, ME on Saturday August 16, 2014 after a brief illness.

Hermene was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on December 1, 1920 to the late Adolf and Frances (Supensky) Bauer. She attended public schools there as a young girl and had fond memories sledding and ice skating in Como Park. She earned her beautician’s license from the Lee School of Beauty Culture in St. Paul in 1937. That same year she moved east to her uncle’s dairy farm and worked as a beautician in Norwich NY. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she was employed as the lead inspector in a munitions factory. But the war effort took the young hired hands away, and her uncle desperately needed her back on the farm. Hermene attended to all the duties a dairy farm of that era required: She helped milk over 50 cows, cut ice from the pond to keep the milk cool in the summer, cut firewood for the stoves, cut oats and hay for the draft horses and cows. She stayed on the farm even after the war when the men came back. She cooked for everyone and mended worn work clothes. She would start her doughnuts when “the boys were coming over the hill”. She was known on the farm as “Babe”.

In 1951 she met her husband William “Bill” Kehoe when he came to install a linoleum floor in the farm’s kitchen. They married later that year, a union that lasted over 53 years. She devoted herself to Bill’s many endeavors: his furniture business, the Kehoe Funeral Home, Handsome Brook Estates, his passion for antique cars and politics.

Hermene was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Malachy’s Rosary Society. She was an avid bowler and had lots of fun with her teammates in the sixties. She loved to entertain; she was always cooking and baking for relatives, friends, funeral luncheons, the Rosary Society, and the Legion’s Bingo nights. She also loved to travel with her husband, especially to Ireland.

Hermene was an immaculate housekeeper and had a knack for making herself look fine. She always said exactly what she meant. In every way she was a strong, hardworking woman. She will be greatly missed.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill and her brothers Arnold and Gene.

Surviving are her two children: Kathy (Kehoe) Banks and her husband Henry of Denmark, Maine and Walter Kehoe and fiancee’ Jo’vonne Woolever of Sherburne; five grandchildren: Sarah and Henry Banks of Denmark, ME, Shannon and Seamus Kehoe and Dominick Woolever of Sherburne, NY.

A funeral mass for Hermene will be celebrated at 11am Saturday August 30 at St. Malachy’s Church in Sherburne.

Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hermene’s memory to St. Malachy’s Church or to a charity of one’s choice.

Her family would like to extend gratitude to all those who cared for Hermene at the Chenango Memorial Hospital and Preston Manor in New York, and later when she came to Maine, to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Bridgton and Lewiston Hospitals, and the professional care provided by Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice.

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Deborah L. (bilodeau) Mcumber

Published on: Monday, August 25, 2014


PITCHER – Deborah L. (Bilodeau) McUmber, 61, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY, following a brief illness.

Deb was born in Cortland, NY, on February 13, 1953, the daughter of the late Ernest and Marlea Underwood Bilodeau. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of the Cincinnatus Fire Department Auxiliary and the Central NY Fireman’s Association Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fireman’s Association of the State of NY and past president of the Cortland County Ladies Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed coaching soccer and softball and being a member of the Seven Valley Whirl-a-Way Square Dance Club.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Mearland “Butch” McUmber and her children, Mellisa Rice, Joseph (Samantha Peterson) McUmber, Ernest McUmber, and Christopher McUmber, all of Pitcher. She also leaves behind her brothers, Michael Bilodeau of Taylor and Raymond Bilodeau of Homer; a sister, Marlene (Charles) Parks of McGraw; a half-brother, Kurt (Cheryl) Williams of McGraw; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Meghan McUmber, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Reverend Palmer Neumeister officiating. Burial will be in Pitcher Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Deb may be sent to the Cortland Co. Ladies Auxiliary. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit

Beatrice E. “bea” Crandall

Published on: Tuesday, August 26, 2014


NORWICH – Beatrice E. “Bea” Crandall, 64, of Ripple Rd., passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 15, 1950 in New Berlin, a daughter of Bernard and Elizabeth Dye. She was a graduate of New Berlin High School and SUNY, Morrisville. On June 21, 1974, Bea married David Crandall in Sherburne. She held many jobs over the years, most recently she had worked at Colgate University in Hamilton for 15 years. She had also been a consultant and manager for Stampin’ Up. Bea was a lifetime member of the Iroquois Gun Club at Chenango Lake.

Surviving are her husband, David; her children, Christina and Louie Wilchynski of Norwich; Linda and Eric Scholl of Sherburne; Jeannette Crandall and her partner, Brent Burchill of Norwich; Jennifer and Rosario Greco of Syracuse; Dawn Ferguson of Afton; David and Ellen Crandall of Sherburne; Matthew and Nikki Crandall of Oneonta; a sister, Barbara Kane of FL; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Russell Dye of FL; Bernard and Nancy Dye of Norwich; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, David Dye and a sister, Bernice Bush.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 28, at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St. Sherburne.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 5-7 pm prior to the service.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Fred Neumann

Published on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014


COVENTRYVILLE – Fred Neumann, 93, of Coventryville, passed away August 20, 2014, at the NYS Veterans Home, in Oxford, NY. He was born January 5, 1921, in Meyersville, New Jersey, son of the late George Michael and Emma (Fahrbach) Neumann. Fred grew up in Meyersville, where he worked in his families Ice business. He served in the US Army, Engineer Aviation Battalion, Corps of Engineers during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1943. He became a city bus driver, for the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey, and then began his career as a tractor-trailer driver. In the early days of big-rigs he enjoyed his traveling adventures, but refused work that took him away from home after he became a dedicated and loving family man. At times he worked second and third jobs, as a carpenter, handy-man or bus-driver, to provide for his family. On January 10, 1946 he married Marie E. Hendershot, at the home of her parents in Liberty Corner NJ. They settled in Basking Ridge, NJ, where they resided until April 1965, when they moved to Coventryville, NY, where Fred became a successful dairy farmer. He was a member of the North Afton United Methodist Church and served as a trustee. For many years, he also drove a school bus for Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Marie, in January of this year. He is survived by his seven children, Fred (Pam) Neumann Jr, of Coventryville, Susy (Jim) Quiggle of Guntersville, AL, John (Diane) Neumann of Eustis, FL, Joe (Lorie) Neumann of Coventryville, Judi Hall of Meridale, NY, Jim (Charlene) Neumann of Coventryville, and Frank (Dorene) Zimmerman of Oxford, NY; a beloved foster daughter, Diane Russell Brazee; 20 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside committal services will be held Saturday, September 6th, at Glenwood Cemetery in Afton, NY at 10:30 AM, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM at the North Afton United Methodist Church. A lunch reception and celebration of Fred’s life will follow the memorial service at the home of his son, Fred Jr. Memorial donations may be sent for medical research to The American Heart Association or The American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Harold Arthur Bellinger

Published on: Thursday, August 28, 2014


GLEN MILLS, PA – Harold Arthur Bellinger, 94, passed away August 23, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Glen Mills, PA. He was born 1n 1920 in North Norwich, New York, to Arthur and Sarah Bellinger. Harold grew up in North Norwich and graduated from Norwich High School in 1938. In 1942 he married Marie Stackhouse and was happily married for 72 years. During World War II Harold served in the California Coast Artillery and in the Philippines as a staff sergeant and sharpshooter. After his discharge from the army, he worked for the Norwich Pharmaceutical Company for 43 years. He retired in 1982 as the Utility Supervisor. He then resided in Ocala, Florida until 2010.

Harold and his wife loved to travel. They visited Mexico, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. They also cruised the Caribbean, Panama, Costa Rico and the Mediterranean. Camping in all 49 states was especially enjoyable to them and flying to Hawaii allowed them to remark on visiting all 50 states. In his life time, Harold built his own home in North Norwich, his daughter’s home in PA, his lake home at Hatch Lake near West Eaton, New York. He also built a kayak in his adolescence, and two motor boats as an adult. His family depended on him to “fix” anything that was broken or stopped working. His talent with cars and all things mechanical was remarkable and the family saying was that all he had to do was rub his thumb over anything to make it work.

Harold is survived by his wife, Marie, of Glen Mills, PA, his daughters, Shirley Sastry, of Sacramento, CA, and Marion Saluja of Glen Mills, PA, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Harold lost his sister, Genevieve, who was 19, when they were involved in an automobile accident that almost claimed his life when he was eleven.

A funeral service will be held grave side at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Norwich, NY, on 8/31/14 at 1 p.m.

Irving L. Raymond

Published on: Friday, August 29, 2014


PITCHER – Irving L. Raymond, 68, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at his home while surrounded by his loving and devoted family and friends.

Born in Taylor Valley, NY, on February 6, 1946, Irv was the son of Henry and Maggie Fox Raymond. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era Conflict from December 1965 to December 1967. On March 1, 1969, he married the love of his life, Sue Stith. He retired from Cornell University in 2007 after 39 years of service, of which 26 years were spent at the warehouse and 13 years at building maintenance. He was a proud member of the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Club at Turning Water, where he played many card games with his buddies. Irv remained positive throughout his illness and greeted his many friends and family with a smile. They, in return, developed the expression “Raymond Strong.”

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Sue Stith Raymond, and his children, Melissa (David) Dziwis of York, PA, and Shawn (Danielle) Raymond of Cincinnatus. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Alyson Dziwis, Tanner Raymond, Kaires Raymond, and Kinsley Raymond; his brothers, Fred (Kathy) Raymond of Pitcher, Peter (Joy) Raymond of Texas, Lee (Mary) Raymond of CA; his sisters, Margaret (Bob) Burns of Lincklaen Center and Marjorie (Larry) Banks of Cortland; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by an infant sister, Adah Raymond, and his brother, Francis “Gil” Raymond, who passed away in North Carolina just moments prior to Irv.

Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Will Gallerani and Fred M.S. Downs officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Pitcher Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, September 5, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Irv may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Hospice of Chenango Co., 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY 13815. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit

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