Obituaries

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Joseph Knoll, Jr.

Published on: Friday, April 13, 2018

Joseph Knoll, Jr. 78 of Oxford passed peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford on Tuesday, April 17 from noon until 2:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 PM. A complete obituary will be published in the Monday edition of The Evening Sun.


Joseph Knoll, Jr.

Published on: Monday, April 16, 2018

Joseph Knoll, Jr. 78 of Oxford. The family of Joe Knoll wishes to let you know of his passing on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born on February 8,1940 in Sidney, NY a son of the late Joseph, Sr. and Anna (Niesz) Knoll.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta of Oxford; his children, Jacquelyn Knoll-Carr and her husband Tim of Oxford and his son, Eric of Oxford; his brother Robert (Sharon) Knoll of Ohio; his sister, Patty Erickson of Connecticut; and his grandchildren, Jacob Carr, Erica Carr, Joe Knoll, Kurt Knoll and Eric Klugh. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his sister, Ann Menard.

Joe was graduate of Guilford High School, Class of 1957, Broome Community College and Tri-State College. He was an engineer for Bendix Corp. in Sidney for many years and while assigned to Michigan helped manufacture sniper scopes for the military. He was an avid pilot, owning several airplanes over the years. He enjoyed singing with the Midstatesmen Barbershop Chorus. He proudly served on the Oxford Academy and Central School Board of Education and then on the BOCES Board. He helped restart the Boy Scout program in Oxford. He was an avid bow and gun hunter,and was known for his ability to fix anything.

Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford on Tuesday, April 17 from noon until 2:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Academy Music Department, PO Box 190, Oxford, NY or the American Diabetes Assn. Family and friends may share memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com


Helen M. Markham

Published on: Monday, April 16, 2018

Helen M. Markham, 101, of Norwich passed away Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2018, in the Residential Health Care Facility of Chenango Memorial Hospital.

A Funeral Mass for Helen will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 10 am from St. Bartholomew’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor will officiate.

Interment will be at a later date in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

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

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


Marylie A. Cooley

Published on: Monday, April 16, 2018

Marylie A. Cooley, 83, well know Realtor and businesswoman passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at her home on Chenango Lake.

A funeral for Marylie will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at Noon from the Calvary Baptist Church of Norwich. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery of Mt. Upton.

Friends may call at the Calvary Baptist Church on Wednesday from 10-12.

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

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


Marylie Lottie Aloi Cooley

Published on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Marylie Lottie Aloi Cooley, 83, a lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, at her home in Norwich, NY surrounded by her family.

Marylie was born in Norwich on May 3, 1934 the daughter of Joseph Anthony & Amy Elizabeth (Peck) Aloi . Marylie was a 1952 graduate of the Norwich High School. On August 19, 1956, in Norwich.

Marylie married her husband for almost 60 years Raymond Willis Cooley.

Marylie and her late husband Ray started a successful Real Estate Company, Ray Cooley Realty which they operated together for over 40 years. Marylie was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Norwich where she remained very active over the years. Marylie was also a former member of the Holmesville Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher.

Marylie was happiest when she had her family surrounding her. Marylie, Ray and their family were familiar faces at Chenango Lake where they enjoyed many great family gatherings. They had their first camp on the lake in 1972 and in 1978 made the lake their permanent home. Marylie and Ray would spend the winter months in Florida.

Marylie was a giving and compassionate person. She was always looking for someone to help out. Marylie opened her home to anyone needing a place to stay and enjoyed having the church youth group take over the lake on Wednesday nights.

Marylie was an avid supporter of Valley Heights Christian Academy and helped many students with their expenses over the years so they could attend.

Marylie is survived by her children: Douglas Cooley and wife Maureen of Sherburne, Jeffrey Cooley and wife Lisa of Granit Falls, NC, Cynthia Mathewson of Oneonta and Melissa Borden of Norwich. Her grandchildren: Amanda Bello and her husband Tony, Gregory Cooley and his wife Erin, Paul Cooley, Amanda Miles, Hannah Miles, Jessica Doolittle and husband Shawn, Jason Cooley and wife Lindsey, Olivia Horn and husband Kyle, Amy Rathmell and husband Pastor Joshua, Bradley Oliver and Anthony Borden. Marylie was also blessed with 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her brother John Aloi and wife Marcia of Mt. Holly, NJ and Rosalie (Aloi) Alger - her twin sister – of Norwich, NY.

Marylie was predeceased by her parents Joseph Anthony & Amy Elizabeth (Peck) Aloi her brother Joseph Junior, her sister Isabelle (Betty) Aloi, and her son-in-law Brian Mathewson.

A funeral service for Marylie will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at 12:00 (noon) at the Calvary Baptist Church of Norwich NY. Dr. Scott Davis, Pastor, along with Pastor Joshua Rathmell will officiate. Interment will be at the Maplewood Cemetery of Mt. Upton at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call at the Calvary Baptist Church on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00(noon).

Please consider memorial contributions to Valley Heights Christian Academy, 75 Calvary Drive, Norwich, NY 13815 or to the Community Baptist Church Missions Fund, 777 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997.

Arrangements under the direction of R. J. Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, New York.


John James Maiurano

Published on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

John James Maiurano, 89​,​ passed away on Sunday, April 15​, 2018​ in Norwich.

Born​ on​ January 6, 1929​, ​in Norwich​, John was ​the son of Joseph and Catherine (Shecton) Maiurano. He was raised by Francis and Dominic Raffaele as their son. John was an accomplished athlete, sportsman​,​ and loving father.

His athletic accomplishments included lettering in varsity baseball, boxing, wrestling​,​ and football during his academic years at Norwich High School. Upon graduating from Norwich High School in 1947​,​ he was offered a minor league baseball contract from the Boston Red Sox​,​ but declined the offer to raise a family.

On July 24, 1948, in Norwich​, John​ married Patricia Anne Keefe​, ​whom survives. Together they celebrated over 70 years of marriage. John was employed as a manufacturing supervisor at Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals/Procter & Gamble for over 43 years prior to his retirement in 1991.

John is survived by his wife Patricia A. Maiurano​,​ of Norwich​, ​and their loving children John​ ​(Karen) Maiurano​, ​of Gainesville, VA, Sheila (Glenn) Green​,​ of Goshen, CT,​ ​Clark (Susan) Maiurano​, ​of Ocala, FL, Deborah (Kevin) Hardwick​, ​of Tonawanda, NY​, ​and Teresa (Timothy) Woodard​,​ of Norwich;​ grandchildren​ ​Tania (Christopher) Woodward, ​of ​Greenwich, NY​,​ John (Tara)​ ​Green, ​of ​Torrington, CT, Jennifer (Brendan) Russell, ​of Monroe, OH,​ ​John Maiurano, ​of ​Honolulu, HI,​ ​Jason Deming Maiurano, ​of ​Honolulu,​ ​Jay (Audrey) Maiurano, ​of ​Burke, VA,​ ​Alicia Woodard, ​of ​Norwich, Jason (Samantha)​ ​Woodard, ​of ​Nanticoke, PA, Aubrey (Greg) Hill, ​of ​Tonawanda, ​Brian Hardwick, ​of ​Tonawanda, Jeremy (Emilie) Hardwick, ​of ​Brooklyn, NY, Matthew Hardwick, ​of ​Tonawanda​; ​great-grandchildren​ ​Alex and Joshua Maiurano, ​of ​Burke,​ ​Lex and Logan Green, ​of ​Torrington​, Juliana Hardwick,​ ​of ​Tonawanda, Kaile Peete and Max Hill, ​of ​Tonawanda, Ian Harsha, ​of ​Greenwich​, ​Ariel, Jasmine, Bella and Kellan Woodward, ​of ​Greenwich​; brother William “Bill” Maiurano, of Norwich; and several nieces and nephews.

A ​private ​Mass​ of Christian Burial for John will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wilson Funeral Home, Norwich, NY, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit: www.wilsonfh.com.


Helen M Blackman Markham

Published on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Helen M Blackman Markham, age 101, of East Pharsalia NY passed away peacefully on April 14th, 2018 at the Chenango Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 11, 1916 in Plymouth, the oldest daughter of William and Ceta Cobb Blackman.

On July 20th, 1936 she married Raymond Markham in NY.

For 23 years Helen supported the US Air Force at Rome Air Force Base (Griffith). She spent another 10 years supporting higher education at Princeton and Rutgers Universities in the Department of Science and the Graduate School of Education, respectively.

Helen and Raymond lived in East Pharsalia for many years and spent their winters in Okeechobee FL. After Raymond passed, Helen returned, full time, to East Pharsalia and became a Lay-Minister at St. Bart’s. Helen spent several years in Preston Manor where she was joined by her sisters June and Grace. She always enjoyed the outdoors, hiking and seeing the wildflowers.

She is survived by her son and daughter David J Markham and Polly Evans; 6 grandchildren, David & Karen Markham, Tom & Isabel Markham, Debbie Galler, Cheri Evans & Alec Beningfield, Patrick & Kerstin Markham, and Marion Markham; 9 great-grandchildren, David & Barbra Markham, Tom Markham, Emma and Charlotte Carter, Joshua & Daniel Kordani, Michael & Cassey Galler, Richard Galler and Stephanie Galler; and 5 great-great-grandchildren, Garret and Kaylee Bergeron, Gavin and Ryan Markham, and Michael Galler. Also, two sisters, June Manwarren and Grace Franklin; two brothers, Lester Blackman and Leslie & Joyce Blackman and daughter-in-law Ginny Markham. She lost her husband, Raymond Blackman, on July 20th, 1979 and her son Patrick Markham on November 24th 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters, Myrtle Horton and Doris Crandall, and her brothers, Fred, Carl, Art and Leonard Blackman and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful ladies from Preston Manor and Chenango Memorial Hospital for their assistance and compassionate care provided to Helen. She will be greatly missed by us all.

A Funeral Mass for Helen will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 10 AM from St. Bartholomew’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph Bove, Pastor, will officiate.

At Helen’s request there will be no calling hours.

Burial will be at a later date in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Preston Manor 1150 County Rte 4, Oxford, NY 13830.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home


James M. "jim" Dungey

Published on: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

James M. “Jim” Dungey, 54, of State Route 12, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 23, 1963 in Hamilton, NY a son of Donald G., Sr. and Ruth Bice Dungey and was a graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School. Jim had worked for the Sherburne-Earlville School District. He enjoyed snowmobiling, four wheelers, crafting, making afghans, watching tv and surfing the internet on his computer. He was of the Episcopalian faith.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Ruth and Sidney Plows of Sherburne; five step-brothers and -sisters; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Donald Dungey, Sr., and his brother, Donald Dungey, Jr.

In keeping with his wishes, there are no services.

Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne on Friday, April 20, from 1-3pm.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Sherburne Fire Department, PO Box 575, Sherburne, NY 13460.

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com


Rebecca Suzanne (sue) Lowe Sutton

Published on: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Rebecca Suzanne (Sue) Lowe Sutton, 76, of New Berlin passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Cooperstown surrounded by her family.

She was born July 5, 1941, in New Berlin, the daughter of Russell and Martha Lowe, both deceased.

She married Carleton D. Sutton, who survives, on July 30, 1961. They were winter residents of Venice, Fla., for the past two decades.

Other survivors include sons, Robert Sutton of Burlington, N.C.; and Thomas Sutton and wife, Debbie, of Norwich; and daughter Ann Sylstra and husband, Justin, of Chittenango.

Grandchildren Tyler Saroka, Cassandra Sutton, Michael Sutton, Alexandra Sylstra, Ella Sylstra and Jackson Sylstra are survivors.

A brother Russell Lowe and wife, Barbara, of Southern Pines, N.C., and Chenango Lake also survive. Nephews Bradley Lowe and David Lowe, both of North Carolina, and several other nieces and nephews also survive.

Sue graduated from New Berlin Central School and SUNY Oneonta. She taught elementary school in Sherburne, was a substitute teacher in New Berlin schools and later worked part-time in the tax department of NBT Bank.

She was a long-time member of the New Berlin Planning Board, a member of the board of directors of Chase Memorial Nursing Home and a life-time member of the Chenango Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She participated in numerous other volunteer activities, including mentoring programs at Venice (Fla.) High School.

She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in New Berlin and an attendee of First Baptist Church of South New Berlin.

Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Dakin Funeral Home LP in New Berlin.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, at First Baptist Church of South New Berlin with Pastor Robert Decker officiating. Committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery in New Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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


Dawn A. Manwarren

Published on: Friday, April 20, 2018

Dawn A. Manwarren, 73, of Oxford, while surrounded by her loving family, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2018.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Behe Funeral Home Inc. 21 Main Street, Oxford, NY 13830. Friends and family may view full obituary and share memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Oxford American Legion from 2:00 PM- 5:00PM.


Thelma E. Kinne

Published on: Friday, April 20, 2018

Thelma E. Kinne, 75 of Greene, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Arrangements are under direction of Root Funeral Home 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfh.com.


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