Obituaries

Bruce W. Reynolds

Jun 28, 2022

Bruce W. Reynolds, 78, of Oriskany Falls, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Waterville Residential Care Center. He was born November 12, 1943, in Richfieldsprings, a son of the late Hiram A. and Winifred (Wheeler) Reynolds. He was a graduate of Clinton High School. Bruce was a farmer all his life, starting with the family farm and various...

Greta J. Charboneau

Jun 27, 2022

Greta J. Charboneau, 96, of Oriskany Falls, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Greta was born on June 21, 1926, in Norway to the late Mangor and Clara (Syversten) Bjørnstad. Greta met her husband, John Charboneau, while he was stationed in Norway, and they were united in marriage in 1945 until his...

Edward C. Baker

Jun 25, 2022

Edward C. Baker “Pop”, 75, of Eaton, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at his home. He was born on August 9, 1946, in Syracuse, to the late Walter and Virginia (Wilcox) Baker. He was a Georgetown High School class of 1965 graduate and Morrisville Ag. & Tech. graduate. He served his country in the U.S Army. On November...

Elaine C. Sharki

Jun 23, 2022

Elaine C. Sharki, 80, of Bolingbrook, IL, formerly of Norwich, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at AdventHealth Bolingbrook, IL. Elaine was born on March 19,1942, in Pittsfield, MA, to the late Dwight P. and Anita M. Campbell and was raised in North Egremont, MA. Growing up, Elaine was a member of 4-H Club and The Daughters of the...

Daniel R. Keefe

Jun 18, 2022

 

Daniel R. Keefe, 75, passed away June 18,2022. Dan was born on October 18,1946 to Robert and Winifred (Winnie) Baker Keefe Merriman.

Dan graduated from Hamilton Central School in 1964 and Morrisville College in 1966. He was a self-employed dairy farmer for over 30 years, owning farms in Randallsville and Hamilton. He also worked at Ethan Allen, Boonville and...

Chester "Chet" Smith

Jun 15, 2022

Chester “Chet” Smith of Foote Hill Rd., passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home, Norwich.  He was born August 16, 1920, in Breakabeen, NY a son of the late Herbert and Mildred Wetsel Smith. Chet graduated from Berne High School and SUNY Cobleskill.  He served his county in WW II from 1942- 1946 with the U.S....

Franklin J. "Frank" Frost

Jun 12, 2022

Franklin J. “Frank” Frost, Sr., 76, of Sauquoit, passed away, Sunday, June 12,2022 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing, at Utica. He was born August 15,1945 in Utica, a son of the late Charles and Dorothy Carroll Frost and graduated from Sauquoit Valley High School. On September 3, 1966, at St. Patrick’s Church, Clayville, Frank married Eileen J. Hurlbut, she...

Heather C. Savage

Jun 11, 2022

Heather C. Savage, 60 of Waterville, passed away unexpectedly on June 11, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica.  She was born May 4, 1962 in Utica, the daughter of John and Lucinda Lockwood Savage. She graduated from Waterville Central School and The Fort Lauderdale Art Institute with a degree in design. Heather was a talented commercial artist, photographer, and...

Stephen A. Vanderwarker

Jun 11, 2022

Stephen A. Vanderwarker, 68, of S. Main St., Sherburne, NY, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.

He was born on March 21, 1954 in Norwich, a son of the late Frank and Florence Wilson Vanderwarker and was a graduate of South New Berlin High School. Stephen was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy....

Ryan I. Fuller

Jun 6, 2022

 

Ryan I. Fuller, 55, of Smyrna, passed away on Monday, June 6,2022 at the Basset Medical Center in Cooperstown. Ryan was born March 25,1967, in Silver Creek, NY. He graduated from the Sherburne-Earlville School District, where he played football and basketball. Ryan was raised by the late Walt and Ethel Davies, of Sherburne, where he worked with Mr. Davies...

Ellsworth E. Eychner, Jr.

Jun 5, 2022

 Ellsworth E. “Skip” Eychner, Jr., 62, of Oriskany Falls, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022 at the home of his sister and brother-in-law Cathy and Jess in Knoxboro.

He was born on March 29, 1960 in Hamilton, NY, a son of Ellsworth E. “Ike”, Sr. and Norene A. Borayi Eychner. He was a graduate of Oriskany Falls High School. Skip...

Karen A. Burnett

Jun 2, 2022

Karen A. Burnett, 78, of New Hartford, NY, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica.

She was born on January 28, 1944 in Rome, NY, a daughter of Charles and Katherine Buell Welsh and received her education in Waterville schools. Karen was a foster care mother in Oneida county for many years. She loved...

Keith "Jake" Warren Merkt

Jun 1, 2022

Keith (Jake) Warren Merkt passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at his home in Hamilton, NY. While unexpected, he died peacefully in his sleep next to his loving wife of 55 years, Donna.

He was born on December 31, 1935 in Randallsville, NY to Wallace and Dorothy (Rodman) Merkt, eventually moving to the family farm on Smith Road...

Douglas Lee McKaig

May 26, 2022

Douglas Lee McKaig, 66, of Morrisville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Doug was born August 23, 1955 in Watertown, NY, the son of James and Audrey (Coon) McKaig. Doug received his education at Morrisville-Eaton and Sherburne-Earlville schools. He worked as a surveyor throughout the country finishing his career with Wissenbach Land Surveying, Earlville. Doug was a gifted...

Kathleen E. Hobart

May 25, 2022

Kathleen E. Hobart of Chadwicks, passed away from cancer, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare. She was born March 26, 1951 in Oneida, and raised by Lucy and Glad Keith. She received her educating in Brookfield and Hamilton schools and graduated with a GED through BOCES with certificate in Graphic Arts. Kathleen loved to crochet, swim, and paint. Kathleen was well known for...

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