Obituaries from the
"Hamilton County News"
1979

Reprinted with permission from the
Hamilton County News!
Transcribed by Annie Weaver
 


Errol B. Brown, 65, formerly of Piseco, died July 25, 1979 in St. Likes Hospital, Utica, after having been stricken at his camp at Piseco Lake. Mr. Brown was born June 11, 1914 in Cincinnatus, NY, the son of A. B. and Minnie Birdlebough Brown; he resided in the Cortland County area all his life. He owned and operated the A. B. Brown hardware and machinery company for 21 years until illness forced his retirement.
    He was a life member of the Cininnatus Congregational Church, Cininnatus Lodge 706 of F&AM, Fire Dept., Lodge of Moose, member of the Board of the Kellogg Free Library, Heritage Society of Cininnatus and National Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Mildred of Cininnatus and Piseco; two sons [private] of Gascieno, NC and [private] of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth O'Shea of Cortland and Mrs. Marjorie McKiernan of Lisle. Interment was in family plot in Cininnatus Cemetery.

Mr. Melvin G. Brown, 71, of Wells, N. Y. passed away at Fort Walton Beach General Hospital, Fort Walton, Fla. On October 15, 1979. He had suffered a heat attack while going fishing.
    Born Feb. 11, 1908 in Syracuse he was educated in Broadalbin Schools and was employed by Niagara Mohawk Power for 42 years retiring in 1970. He had been a resident of Wells since 1969.
    He was married to the late Florence Brown who passed away December 1973. He then married Mildred Tyler in December 1974 who survived him.
    He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and the Northeastern BMW Club of America. He also was a member of Speculator Methodist Church.
    Survivors besides his wife include 2 sons [private] of Lake Pleasant and [private] of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. [private] of Wells; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Funeral services held at Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home, Northville with the Rev. Calvin Lofstrom officiating. Bearers were Clarence Wilson, John Orr Jr., Norman Pelcher, Clayton Schuyler, Calvin Morrison and Harold Coloney. Interment was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

Mrs. Ethel Close, age 64, a resident of the Smiths Beach Road, Northville, died on Friday, May 4, 1979 at the Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. She was born April 10, 1915 in Indian Lake the daughter of Marcus and Margaret Hitchcock Vanderwarker. She attended Indian Lake area schools and the Nursing School of the Former Nathan Littauer Hospital. She had been employed by the Extended Care Facility of Nathan Littauer Hospital for 7 years.
    She moved to Northville in June of 1955 and had been a member of the Northville Presbyterian Church since. She also a member of the steadfast Class of the Church.
    She is survived by 1 son, [private], of Northville; three brothers, Gordon Vanderwarker of Indian Lake, Clarence Vanderwarker of Schenectady and Ray Morehouse of Bakers Mills; three sisters, Mrs. Nina Lamp hear and Mrs. Beatrice Lamphear of Indian Lake, and Mrs. Donna Lamphear of Minerva; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

Mrs. Sophia Craig, 80, of Wells, died August 4, 1979 in the Extended Care Facility of the Littaur Hospital Complex, Gloversville, where she was admitted Aug. 21, 1978. She was born Sept. 27, 1898 in Wells, the daughter of Frank and Anna Coulombe Davison. She was employed for several years in her earlier years as a cook at a Wells logging camp then worked for 20 years for Serfis Glove Corporation annex in Wells before her retirement some years ago.
    Mrs. Craig was a member of St. Ann's Church here and its Rosary Society, both for 40 years. She also was a member of the Wells Improvement Group, Wells Senior Citizens Club and of St. Hubert's of the Lake Prayer Group. Her husband, Hiram Craig, died April 30, 1974. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charles Wright and one sister, Mrs. Theresa Conway, both of Wells; four grandsons and 11 great grandchildren.
    Bearers were John Beatty, Jr., John Beatty Jr., Frank Parker, John Potter, Robert King and John Morrison. Burial in St. Ann's Cemetery.

Mr. Arthur L. Earley, age 85, of Iverness, Florida, native of Wells, N. Y. died Oct. 31, 1979 at the Citrus Memorial Hospital after an illness of two years.
    He was born in Wells, April 22, 1894, son of Elijah and Sarah Aird Earley, and attended Wells area schools. He had resided in Florida since 1957 and prior to that in Wells.
    Mr. Earley had been a self-employed carpenter in the Wells area for many years and had been a member of the Fish House Masonic Lodge of Northville. He attended Main St. Baptist Church, Inverness.
    He was an army veteran of WWI, discharged as private first class. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Rennie of Inverness; one son, Robert E. Earley of York, South Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Alta Courtney of Wells; 3 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside funeral services were held.

George K. Edinger, Sr., 76, of Pelon Road died en route to Glens Falls Hospital. Was born July 2, 1903 in Savannah, N. Y. and moved to Indian Lake area as a teenager. He married Lucy O. King, now deceased, in 1922, and later married Agnes Austin Pelon in 1958.
    Mr. Edinger owned a barbershop in Indian lake for more than 50 years and attended the United Methodist Church.
    Survivors besides his wife include a son, [private] of Jacksonville, N. C.; 2 daughters, Mrs. [private], of Indian Lake and Mrs. [private] of Latham; a stepson, [private] of Burke, Va.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. R[private] of Colonie; 27 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a son, George E., Jr. and a daughter, Patricia Tracy.
    Services were conducted at the United Methodist Church by the Rev. Arthur Wyman, pastor. Interment was in Cedar River Cemetery in Indian Lake.

Mrs. Hazel Gates, 75, of Blue Mountain Lake, died Sunday, June 10, 1979 at Mercy Hospital, Tupper Lake, after a long illness. Mrs. Gates was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, Long Lake Chapter.
    She is survived by her husband, Arthur; three sons, [private] of Delmar, [private] of Blue Mt Lake and [private] of Clifton Park; a daughter, [private] of Blue Mt. Lake; a brother, Robert Coon of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Katie Rogers and Mrs. Muriel Weller, both of Bolton Landing; four grandchildren, [private] and several nieces and nephews. Cremation at the Gardner Earl Crematory, Troy. Memorial services were conducted at the Blue Mountain Lake Cemetery.

Mrs. Emma Blizzard Humbert, age 104, died December 13, 1979 at the Fahrney-Keedy nursing home where she had been a guest for the past several years in Boonsboro, Maryland. Born in Carroll County, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie Fowler. She was a great great granddaughter of John Fowler, a Revolutionary War soldier.
    In 1891, she married the late Harry C. Blizzard and in 1940, she married the late John F. Humbert. A life member of the Westminister United Methodist Church, for many years she actively participated in affairs at the Methodist Home.
    Surviving are the following children; H. M. Blizzard, Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. Alma Eils, Massapequa, N. Y.; Carl E. Blizzard, Joppa, Maryland; and Henry M. Blizzard, Wells, N. Y. Also 19 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 25 great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Ruby Keator, 75, of Speculator, was pronounced dead May 27, 1979 at a scene after suffering a heart attack while shopping in the village. She was born April 21, 1906, in Speculator, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Satterly Lawrence. She attended area schools and was a lifelong resident of the Speculator area. Her husband, Everett keator, died in 1955.
    Survivors include one son, [private] Aird, residing in Virginia; six sisters, Miss Mildred Lawrence, Mrs. Annis Aird, Mrs. Alice Van Zandt and Mrs. Madeline Cobb, all of Speculator, Mrs. Isabel Moran and Mrs. Olive Parslow, both of Lake Pleasant; three grandchildren, two great grandsons, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Funeral services were held at Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home in Northville, with Rev. Louis Chisman of Speculator, a Reformed minister, officiating. Bearers were Jeffrey Van Zandt, Lester Van Zandt, Gene Brooks, Larry Lawrence, Jason Knapp and Charles Harrington. Burial was in Speculator Cemetery.

On Friday, June 8th, Conservation officers, State Troopers, Sheriff's Department and volunteers from all over the county gathered together in the search for three drowning victims at South Pond near Long Lake. The mishap occurred when Richard Keller of Johnsburg was transporting family and friends to an island where they were planning to camp. Michael L. Larkin, 10, of Rosendale accidentally hit the motor, forcing the 10 ft. jonboat to capsize.
    Dead are Michael and his sister Elisa, 3 , children of Mr. And Mrs. John Larkin of Rosendale, and Anne E. Keller, 58, also of Rosendale. Mrs. Keller was found immediately, but the search for Michael and Elisa continued throughout the weekend. Dragging procedures were carried out and a diving team was called from Malone.
    After endless hours of searching, the body of Michael was found at 8:20 p.m. on June 10th by Chief of Police Dick C. Payne of Inlet and Deputy Sheriff Douglas Parker. Conservation Officer Frank Lamphere and Trooper J. Short found Elisa's body at 1:30 p.m. on June 11th.

Mrs. Mildred Joyce, 67, of Blue Mountain Lake died Nov. 6, 1979 after a long illness. Was widow of Joseph Joyce who died Sept. 27.
    She is survived by 2 sons, [private] both of Blue Mountain Lake; 2 daughters, Mrs. [private] and Mrs. [private] both of Blue Mt. Lake; 3 grandchildren; an aunt, Mrs. Earl Taylor of Wilmington. Services conducted in St. Paul's Church, Blue Mt. Lake by Rev. Paul Knapp. Interment was in Blue Mt. Lake Cem.

Michael Larkin, see Anne E. Keller

Elisa Larkin, see Anne E. Keller

Mrs. Dorothy M. Lamme, 74, a resident of Piseco, died at 7:45 p.m. on July 15 at the Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, where she had been a patient for one week. She was born Jan. 25, 1905 in New York City the daughter of Theodore R. and Henrietta Breden Cole. She attended New York City schools.
    She had resided in Piseco the last 17 years coming from Teaneck N. J. In the past, she worked as a bookkeeper for Chase Manhattan Bank and held other bookkeeping positions in New York City and New Jersey. On Sept. 13, 1930 she was married to Henry Lamme in New York City, who survives at home. She was of the Lutheran faith.
    She was a member of the Piseco Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary; for over 50 years a member of Alpha Chapter #1, OES in New York City. Mrs. Lamme served as the youngest Matron of the oldest Eastern Star Chapter in the world. Besides her husband she is survived by nephews and cousins.
    The funeral services for Mrs. Lamme took place on Wednesday, July 18 at the Yates and Cline Funeral Home, Northville with Rev. Louis H. Chisman, officiating. Interment took place in the Higgins Bay Cemetery. Pall bearers were Clifton Wight, William Baker, Charles Aird, Edward Walrath, Henry Rogers and Gregory Popp.

Mr. Henry Lamme, 69, resident of Piseco, died at 5 a. m. on October 15, 1979 at the Roswell Park Hospital, Buffalo following a short illness. He had resided in Piseco for the past 17 years coming from Teaneck, N. J.

Edward "Eddie" Lamphear, 75, Speculator, passed away at Albany Medical Center Jan. 26, 1979 after a long illness. Born Aug. 18, in Speculator and was the son of Nathan Lamphear and Minnie Lamphear. Mr. Lamphear was self-employed as a carpenter until ill health forced him to retire.
    Survivors included his wife, Violet Page; two sons, [private] of Speculator and [private] of Mayfield; 3 daughters; [private] of Ft. Johnson, [private] of Speculator and [private] of Lake Pleasant.

Guy H. Lanphear, 73, life resident of Indian Lake, died Friday June 8th, 1979 at Glens Falls Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Lanphear was born May 26, 1906. He was employed as an equipment operator by the Indian Lake Highway Department for 26 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Indian Lake.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Beatrice Vanderwarker, a daughter [private], Indian Lake; three brothers, Rupert and Bernard of Indian Lake, Earl of Minerva; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ivan (Ruth) Virgil, Mrs. Andrew (Effie) Archambault and Mrs. George (Iva) Osgood of Indian Lake, 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    Mr. Lanphear was predeceased by two brothers, Martin and Beecher. Services were conducted at the First Baptist Church of Indian Lake. Interment was in Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of the Brewer Funeral Home, Lake Luzerne. Bearers were Isaac Vanderwarker, Dean Morehouse, John Virgil and Gary, Larry and Glen Lanphear.

Mr. And Mrs. Robert L. Lines, both 83 years old, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, were found asphyxiated in their private cabin on July 7 by Deputy Sheriff Richard Jacquish. Mr. And Mrs. Lines apparently arrived late the evening of about June 30 and gone directly to bed. As their car was not unpacked when the bodies were found. On the evening of July 6, the Sheriff Dept. said they were seen lying in bed by a neighbor, who returned the next morning to find them again in the same position and called the sheriff.
    Deputy Jacquish broke into the cabin and found the bodies. The Lines had turned the gas refrigerator on and was apparently the source of gas which caused their death.

Alfred H. Lipsett, 67, of Wells, was pronounced dead on arrival December 22, 1979 at Leonard Hospital, North Troy, where he was taken after suffering a heart attack in Mechanicville.
    He was born May 30, 1912, in Ireland, the son of James and Elizabeth Crawford. He was educated at schools in Ireland and came to the United States in 1928. He has resided in Wells since 1974.
    Mr. Lipsett had been employed as a truck driver by the Manchester Farms Milk Company in New York City, retiring several years ago. His wife, the former Gertrude Kelly, died Aug. 26, 1977.
    Mr. Lipsett was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was of the Lutheran faith.
    He was a life member of the Bronx VFW Post, a member of the Wells Improvement Group, of the Acme Wheelman Bicycle Club of New York City, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 584, New York City, and of the Adirondack Squares dance group.
    Survivors include one daughter, [private] of Wells; one brother, William Lipsett, living in England; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Lucas, living in Ireland and Mrs. Bella Howard of California; three grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Nora Lynt, 75, of Lake Pleasant, died Aug. 6, 1979 at the home of her son, [private] in Lake Pleasant. Born January 18, 1904 in Yonkers, she was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Kelly Fleming. A housewife, she was a lifelong resident of Yonkers, moving to Lake Pleasant in April 1979.
    Survivors include one son, [private] of Lake Pleasant, one sister, Mrs. Catherine Moynihan of Yonkers and two grandchildren. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-On-Hudson.

Frances Bintener Maher, summer resident of Tall Pines Camp at Long Lake, died on April 16, 1979 at age 75. Retired teacher of New York City Board of Education having taught at Public School 160 in Queens. She was past President of Elmont League of Mercy Hospital.
    Mrs. Maher died at Long Island Jewish Medical Center after open-heart surgery. Funeral Mass was said at Saint Boniface RC Church in Elmont. Interment was at St. Johns Cemetery, Middle Village. She was the mother of John Maher and grandmother of Deborah and Caroline Maher. She was also the sister of the Rev. Francis X. Bintener.

David A. Melious, 26, died May 15, 1979 at Roswell Park Hospital, Buffalo, where he had been a patient for the last six weeks. He was born Nov. 23, 1951, in Johnson City, the son of Charles and Viola Pardee Melious. He attended Wells schools.
    He was employed as a bartender at George's Restaurant, Speculator, was of Methodist faith and served for a short time in the Army. Survivors include 3 brothers, [private] of Tampa Fla., [private] of Tribes Hill and [private] of Lake Pleasant; five sisters, [private] of Speculator, [private] of Northville, [private] of Frankfort, [private] of Wells, [private] of Binghamton, several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held at Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home. Interment Fish Mountain Cemetery, Lake Pleasant.

Ralph L. Orr, 69, of Speculator, Lake Pleasant Councilman since 1967; died April 27, 1979 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. He had been a patient for the last week. He had been in failing health for many years. Born Dec. 3, 1909, in Town of Wells, he was the son of Robert and Emmaline Harrington Orr. He was a graduate of Wells Central School and Oneonta State Teachers College.
    On Oct. 19, 1935, he married the former Leona Slack, who survives. Orr was employed by Downey's Garage, Speculator, for a number of years until ill health forced his retirement in 1972. An Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 104th Timber Wolf Division in Europe and was discharged at the rank of Sergeant.
    Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, [private] Lake Pleasant; three grandchildren; one aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Services held at Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home, Northville with Rev. Donald Samuelson, Pastor of the Methodist Church in Lake Pleasant. Bearers were George Orr, Donald Orr, James Orr, Donald Haak, Ronald Parslow and Gurdon Huntington. Burial was in Wells Cemetery.

Mrs. Helen Page, 53, of East Rd., Speculator, passed away September 29, 1979 at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady after a long illness. Born March 23, 1926 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Robert and Myrtle Knapp Buyce. She was educated in area schools and was first married to Edward Lanphear and then on Jan. 20, 1957 married Everett Page.
    Employed by area glove shops and knitting mills until ill health forced her retirement many years ago.
    Survivors besides her husband, Everett Page; one son, [private] of Gloversville; 5 daughters, [private] of Gloversville, [private] of Speculator; 3 brothers, Hugh Buyce of Speculator, George and Bernard Buyce both of Gloversville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Joyce Buyce and Mrs. Elsie Floyd, both of Gloversville and Mrs. Eleanor Johnson of Ft Johnson; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
    Funeral services were held Oct 3 at Grace Methodist Church with Rev Donald Samuelson officiating. Bearers were Lee Page, Dan Johnson, William Buyce, Dan Courtney, Rob Floyd and Robert Brooks. Interment in Speculator Cemetery.

Mrs. Eleanor Peasley of Mayfield, 85, librarian at Gloversville Free Library for 35 years, died June 28 at Littauer Hospital were she was a patient for the past month. A great great granddaughter of pioneer trapper Nick Stoner, she was born in Gloversville on Jan. 16, 1894, the daughter of Willard and Susie Wilson. Mrs. Peasley was graduated from Gloversville High School.
    She lived in the city all her life until moving to Mayfield, where she resided at 6 Green St., two years ago. She was married to the late Joseph Peasley. Employed as a librarian at the Gloversville Free Library for 35 years, she retired in 1965.
    She was a member of Boston's First Church of Christ Scientist. In addition she was the oldest past matron of Gloversville Cayadutta Court of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one son, [private] of Lake Pleasant; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Ruth Raymond, 57, of Star Route, died at 1:20 Tuesday, July 3, 1979 at Littaur Hospital, Gloversville, where she had been a patient one day. She had been in failing health for two years. She was born July 27, 1921, in Indian Lake, the daughter of Hosey and Cora Hunt Durking. She attended Indian Lake area schools. She resided in Northville the last 24 years.
    She was married to Vernon Raymond, who survives, in 1939. Mrs. Raymond was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Wells and of the First Baptist Church in Indian Lake. Survivors beside her husband, include three sons, [private], both of Wells, and Army Pfc. [private], Ft. Carson, Colo.; two daughters, [private], Hope and [private] of Lake Luzerne; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    Services were held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with Rev. E. Craig Adams, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Bearers were Harry Hawkins, Jack Potter, Harry Samson, Hasson Simons and John Babcock.

Delbert J. Reynolds, 62, of Gloversville died August 3, 1979 at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after being transferred from Littaur Hospital. Born March 21, 1917, in Fishhouse, Town of Northampton, he was son of Joseph and Rose Harrington Reynolds. A lumberman by occupation, he was self-employed.
    He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, one son [private] of Gloversville; one stepson [private] of Schenectady; 8 daughters, [private] of Indian Lake, [private] of Mayfield, [private] of Plattsburgh, [private] of Ballston Spa, [private] of Piseco, [private] of Northville, [private] of Gloversville and [private] of Albany; 3 sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Stoddard, Mrs. Esther Frasier of Gloversville, Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly of Little Falls; 17 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home, Northville, with Rev. William S. Rowe, pastor of North Main. Bearers were David Stahl, Howard Stahl, Albert. Burial was in St. Ann's Cemetery, Wells.

A Brussel Street, Wells woman died early Saturday, Dec. 31, 1979 when her home was destroyed by a fire, the cause of which is still under investigation although officials have indicated that it was accidental. Pronounced dead at the scene was Mrs. Anna Ryder, 72. Hamilton County Coroner William Aird said death was due to suffocation. According to Fonda State Police, BCI, which investigated along with the Mayfield State Police, the fire was reported by neighbors at about 11 Friday night and started sometime prior to that. Investigator J. S. Swanker, who was at the scene, reported that the Ryder woman was found about 3:30 Saturday morning in the remains of the structure.
    The Wells volunteer fire department responded to the blaze under the direction of Chief Harold Molt. Mrs. Ryder was born Sept. 18, 1906 in Newport County Mayo, Ireland, the daughter of Michael and Bridget Gibbons O'Callahan. She was educated at schools in Ireland. Mrs. Ryder resided for many years in Bergen County, N. J., six grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    A mass of resurrection for Mrs. Ryder was held Jan. 2 at 11:00 A. M. at St. Ann's Church, in Wells, with rev. Severin Dietrich, pastor, officiating. The body was placed in the vault at Algonquin Cemetery. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Ann's Cemetery.

Mrs. Rose R. Smith, 58, of Lake Pleasant was pronounced dead August 20, 1979 at her home. Death occurred unexpectedly. Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 7, 1920 in the Town of Arietta and was a lifelong Lake Pleasant area resident. She graduated from Wells High School and the Syracuse Business School. She was daughter of Henry and Alida Avery Rogers.
    She was the widow of Gordon Smith who died in 1974. She attended St. James Roman Catholic Church in Lake Pleasant. She was a former Deputy County Treasurer for Hamilton County having served in that post for 5 years. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Alida Rogers of Lake Pleasant; two brothers, Raymond and Leo W. Rogers, both of Lake Pleasant; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Kathan of Blue Mountain Lake and Mrs. Almina Baker of Lake Pleasant.

Mrs. Helen E. Steber, 79, formerly of Piseco Lake and the Poland area, died July 6, 1979 at St. Elizabeth Hospital after a long illness. She was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Bernard and Adelaide Keefe Gaffney. In 1933, she was married to F. Jarvis Steber in Utica by the Rev. Stanley Dow Butler.
    Mrs. Steber was a bookkeeper for Steber Sand and Gravel, Gravesville, N. Y. She had also been employed by Utica Mutual and the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, [private], Menlo Park, Ca., [private], Pittsburgh, Pa., and [private], Ithaca, N. Y.; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
    A memorial service was conducted at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, at the convenience of the family. Cremation took place at Waterville. Memorials may be made to the Piseco Lake Ambulance Corps.

Catherine Ann Timm, 27, of Mick Road, died May 21, 1979 at the Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a brief illness. She was born August 29, 1951 in New Hartford, daughter of Constance Ferguson Hatfield and the late Stuart C. Hatfield Jr., and attended New Hartford schools. Catherine was married to A. Gregory Timm, June 20, 1970 in Utica and had lived in Raquette Lake since their marriage. She attended St. Williams Church, Raquette Lake. Surviving besides her husband are her mother, Mrs. Stuart C. Hatfield, Sr., Whitesboro; two daughters, [private] and [private]; one son, [private]; two sisters, [private], Frankfort and [private], Liverpool. Services were held at the Stevens and Friedel Funeral Home, New Hartford. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Miss Gertrude T. Wells, 75, of Blue Mountain Lake, died July 11, 1979 in Glens Falls Hospital after a long illness. Miss Wells is survived by two brothers, Edward Wells of Blue Mountain Lake and William Wells of Brooksville, Fla. And a sister, Elsie Gutliph of Fairfield, Conn. Services were conducted at the graveside, Rev. Reynolds of the North Creek Untied Methodist Church officiated.

Mr. Arnold L. Whitman, Sr., age 76, of Northville died on Sept. 12, 1979 at the Nathan Littaur Hospital, Gloversville. He had been a patient there since Sept. 5. He was born Jan. 27, 1903 in Wells, NY the son of John and Stella Whitman. He attended the Mayfield area schools. He resided in Northville since 1924. He married the former Ruth Chase, who survives, Dec. 17, 1921 in Gloversville.
    He worked as a Floor Boss for the Walker LaRowe Glove Co. of Mayfield and also for the same firm in Northville. He started his own full time barbershop in 1927 at Division St. Northville. In 1938 he moved to Bridge St. where he owned and operated a barbershop and beauty parlor. He also owned a beauty parlor in Gloversville for two years. By 1946 he had established one barber and beauty parlor on Main St. He maintained his business until 1971 when he semi-retired and moved his shop at RD 1 Northville. He was a member and past president of the Northville Rotary Club. He was of the Protestant faith.
    Besides his wife, he is survived by 1 daughter, [private], Northville; 2 sons, [private] and [private] of Northville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Viola Handy, Mrs. Olive Bellen of Mayfield and Mrs. Laura Williams of Northville. Interment took place in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.

 

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