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Today's Death Notices

George Echentile, 92, of Norwich

Dennis Graber, 71, of Norwich

Genevieve A. Grewe, 90, of North Pitcher

George Germano, 76, of Oxford

Sidney Miedema, 79

Last Week's Obituaries

Margaret A. Asma

Published on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Margaret A. “Peggy” Asma, 55, of Norwich passed away Friday morning, October 12, 2018, at the Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.

A person often meets their destiny in the road they took to avoid it.

Peggy believed in living life to the fullest and during her 5 year fight with cancer she stepped it up a notch.

Never a day went by where Peggy wasn’t doing something she loved. Could have been the time spent with Ryan, Matt and Beef hiking on a new trail as often as possible or maybe card night and pizza party with the Farham 4. Rarely would you find a weekend that she wasn’t off on some adventure or concert with Matt and Bob. Dancing is not optional.

Could have been time spent at her job as a Preventive Services Caseworker for the Family Intervention Program at Liberty Resources, and her amazing boss Kristin.

With all of this, and more, Peggy believed in giving back and paying-it-forward. Could be making an anonymous donation to a cause, volunteering at the Blues Fest or Colorscape, buying a gift card for the waving lady, coordinating the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in Norwich or possibly all of the other things she did to make the world a better place.

Peggy did treasure her privacy and personal space. If you got the chance to know her well you understand the true giving and loving individual she was.

Peggy had a few wishes; 1. Make an anonymous donation to your favorite cause. If you don’t have one, find one.

2. Have a party not a memorial. She was very clear on this one. Date and location yet to be determined. Expect outdoors in hot weather and a bonfire.

3. Donate her body to medical science. On 10/13 she arrived at the Upstate Medical University Anatomical Gift Program. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, beer in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “Woo Hoo What A Ride.”

Peggy is survived by her husband Matt, her brother Michael and good friend Bob VanPelt all of Norwich.

Peggy was predeceased by her parents Louis and Margaret (Hipple) Maiurano.

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

William E. Coble

Published on: Monday, October 15, 2018

William (Bill) E. Coble, 77, of Parson St., Earlville, NY, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

He was born August 21, 1941, in Cherry Tree, PA, a son of Harry and Elizabeth Klapak Coble, and was a graduate of Purchase Line High School.

On June 8, 1968, Bill married Frieda B. Smith in Johnson City, NY. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and worked as an independent truck driver for many years; he especially enjoyed hauling log homes throughout the USA.

He served as a Village of Earlville Trustee and was very involved in community activities.

Surviving are his brothers, Samuel (Darla) Coble of Marion Center, PA, and Daniel (Patricia) Coble of Conesus, NY, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, his sister Judith M. Person, and his brother Garry S. Coble.

In keeping with his wishes, there are no services or calling hours.

A Celebration of Life and interment with military honors in the Earlville Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to Crouse Health Foundation, 736 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210, or online at; please list “For ICU Unit” in the comments.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville.

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

Margaret Asma

Published on: Monday, October 15, 2018

Margaret “Peggy” Asma, 55, of Norwich passed away Friday morning, October 12, 2018, at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.

Arrangements for Peggy are incomplete and will be announced when they become available.

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

George B. Echentile

Published on: Monday, October 15, 2018

Coach George B. Echentile, 92, of Norwich, well known, respected and loved Coach and Teacher passed away quietly at his home on Saturday morning, October 13, 2018.

Arrangements for George are pending and will be announced when they become available.

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

Harry Edgar Hatton

Published on: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Harry Edgar Hatton, II of Oxford, passed away on Sunday October 14, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Afton, NY on December 3, 1923 to the late Harry and Hazel Hatton. In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by his son, Michael Hatton; his son in law, Timothy O’Reilly; and his siblings. Survivors include his longtime companion, Valerie Hughes and her family; his daughters, Gail and Michael Place, Dianne O’Reilly, and Nancy and Daniel Wells; his grandchildren, Jessica Place and Maurie, Kevin and Suzy Place, April and Kevin Green, Jennifer and James Anderson, Joshua Wells and Sarah, Aaron and Michele Wells, Mike and Alison Hatton, Desiree Hatton, and Dawnette Hatton; 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Harry served his country in the US Army being honorably discharged in 1945.

After his discharge, Harry went to work for Bendix Corporation and also performed auto body repair for Ed Jones Garage and Menard’s Garage, and also spent 22 years as a machinist at IBM until his retirement. Harry was a loving family man, enjoying the time spent with them.

He enjoyed reading, attending sports events, hunting and fishing. He volunteered for several years with Hospice of Chenango County and was a longtime member of American Legion Fort Hill Post 376 in Oxford.

A private graveside service for Harry will take place at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry’s memory may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St. Norwich, NY 13815. Arrangements have been entrusted to R.J. Fahy Funeral Home.

Alice Yerdon

Published on: Friday, October 19, 2018

Alice Yerdon, 86, of Canton, passed away on Friday evening October 12, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

There will be no calling hours or services. Alice, and her loving husband of 65 years, Vic, who predeceased her, will have their ashes spread together over the ocean from their favorite beach in Maine. Alice was born on April 1, 1932 in Peekskill, NY, the daughter of late Raymond and Ruth (Fraser) Olmsted. Alice graduated from Canajoharie High School.

On April 8, 1950 she married Francis ‘Vic’ Yerdon in Canajoharie Methodist Church. Alice was a homemaker and mother first and later in life worked at Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake and Rite-Aid in Norwich, NY as a pharmacy assistant.

When Vic retired, they moved to South Otselic, where Vic ran the South Otselic Store and Alice ran the breakfast and lunch bar. Alice enjoyed cross-country skiing, camping, traveling to New England, M.G. Club meets and car shows with Vic and their 1954 MG TD and ceramics in her earlier years, and more recently, she took pleasure in listening and talking with her friends at the Partridge Knoll, in Canton.

Surviving Alice are two daughters Laura Yerdon Martin of Tucker, GA; and Brenda and Edward Bennett of Massena, NY; two granddaughters Sarah and Derek Constantine of Hull, MA, Jennifer Martin of Tucson, AZ; a great-grandson Theodore Albert Constantine and great-granddaughter Augusta Beatrice Constantine. Also surviving Alice is a sister Roberta and brother in-law Thomas McCarthy both of Cherry Valley, NY. Alice was predeceased by a brother Joseph Olmsted of Yorktown Heights, NY and a sister Thelma Tiberio of Canajoharie, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Canton Fire & Rescue; 77 Riverside Drive, Canton, NY 13617; or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley; 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.

Nora Marie Smith

Published on: Friday, October 19, 2018

Nora Marie Smith, 70, of Norwich went to be with the lord on October 2, 2018.

Born May 5, 1948 to Charles and Evelyn Smith, in Binghamton NY.

Left to pass on her love are her two children, Timothy Smith, and Fawn Smith-Ketchum (Clifton III) both of Norwich. Her 2 grandchildren, Mara Marie Thorpe (AKA Destiny) and Nora Ellen Smith-Ketchum. She is also survived by her 5 sisters and 2 brothers, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Nora enjoyed the festivals and fears scene, where she could be found at any given time spreading love and friendships to all.

She leaves behind many people she considered her friends and family at these festivals, and will be sorely missed at these gatherings in the future.

Nora was filled with a lot of love, wisdom, and laughter.

She enjoyed her arts, crafts, and baking. Which she also shared at these festivals. Nora could often be found at a local fishing spot enjoying her passion of fishing.

A gathering to celebrate Nora’s life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., October 20 at the Norwich, Grange.

All are welcome to come and share a memory.

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