Obituary: Ruth E. Schrag

(Brookfield, NY – Oct. 7, 2012) Interment for Ruth E. (Manchester) Schrag, formerly of West Edmeston, will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the West Edmeston Cemetery; Ruth will be buried with her husband of 59 years, the late Wayne M. Schrag, formerly of Leonardsville, in services to be officiated by [...]

Heather M. R. Taylor

On Aug. 5, 2012, Heather M. R. Taylor of Chittenango, New York, passed away from complications related to breast cancer. In addition to the numerous friends and community members she has touched over the years, Heather leaves behind her two young children – a son and daughter – as well as her father, sister and [...]

Hall of Fame Flies Flags at Half-Staff for Heavyweight Jimmy Bivins


(Canastota, NY – July 5, 2012) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of light heavyweight and heavyweight standout Jimmy Bivins. He passed away yesterday at McGregor Home in East Cleveland, Ohio. He was 92.

Born Dec. 6, 1919 in Dry Brach, Ga., he moved [...]

Obituary: Daniel Joseph Stabb


Daniel Joseph Stabb, 70, of Longwood, formerly of Chittenango made the journey to heaven on June 2 2012.

Born Jan 17 1942 in Montrose, Pa. he was the son of the late Donald G. and Catherine Murray Stabb.

Dan had such a great love of antiques and spent the last several years restoring [...]

Obituary: Stanley E. “Stoch” Nodine Jr.

(Oneida, NY – May 10, 2012) Stanley “Stoch” E. Nodine Jr., 39, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 9, 2012, in Upstate University Hospital where he had been a patient for the past month.

Born in Oneida on June 22, 1972, he was a son of Stanley E. and Shirley Shlotzhauer Nodine Sr.

A lifelong [...]

Obituary: Allen G. “Tommy” Cronk

(Oneida, NY – March 2012) Allen G. “Tommy” Cronk, 75, of 525 Sayles Street, Oneida, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility.

He was born on April 9, 1936, in Canastota, the son of Oren and Katherine Greiner Fellows.


Hall of Fame Flies Flags at Half-Staff for Trainer Angelo Dundee

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2, 20122) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of trainer Angelo Dundee. He passed away yesterday in Tampa, Fla. He was 90.

Born in Philadelphia, Dundee moved to New York following World War II and learned from many of the great [...]

Obituary: Daniel Marvin, 78


Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, Writer, Gardener,

(Cazenovia,NY – Jan. 19, 2012) Lt. Col. Daniel Marvin (Red’d), 78, of Evergreen Lane, Cazenovia, passed away Jan. 19, 2012, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Detroit, Mich., Dan had been a resident of Cazenovia since 1999. He retired in 1973 as a lieutenant colonel after [...]

Obituary: Charles T. Button, 87

(Chittenango, NY – Nov. 2011) Charles T. Button, 87, of Schenectady, died Nov. 12, 2011, at Ellis Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, the son of Arthur E. and Julia (nee Marcy) Button in Syracuse.

He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor Nov. 16, 2005; they were married April 19, 1949. He is survived [...]

Munchkin Karl Slover Dies at age 93

(Chittenango, NY – Nov. 15, 2011) Munchkin Karl Slover, 93, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Dublin, Ga.

The Oz-Stravaganza regular, who participated in the annual festivals in Chittenango for the past 20 years, played the role of the first trumpeter on the Yellow Brick Road in the Munchkinland scene of the 1939 MGM classic [...]

Obituary: Muriel Agatha Bailey

Muriel Agatha LaGrange Bailey, 95, died Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Countryside Manor in Stokesdale, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 5 pm. on Saturday, September 3 in the outdoor chapel at Healing Ground in Summerfield, NC, a fitting place given her great love of the out of doors. The family invites friends [...]

Obituary: Bernard F. Eaker

World News, Old-Time Movie/TV Buff

(Chittenango, New Hartford) Bernard F. Eaker, 90, of New Hartford and formerly of Chittenango, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare.

Bernard was born in Utica on March 15, 1921, the son of Floyd and Flora E. (Foxenberger) Eaker. He proudly served his country in [...]