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Kenneth L. Hamilton

Died: Monday, October 16, 2017
Age: 76
FRONT ROYAL, Va. – Kenneth L. Hamilton, 76, formerly of Sidney, died peacefully on Monday morning, Oct. 16, 2017, at his home in Front Royal, Virginia, with family by his side.

Memorial donations my be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, earmarked for the Westminster Preschool, P.O. Box 277 N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29597 or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Court St., #405, Winchester, VA 22601.

Rebecca L. (Gray) Misner

Died: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Age: 79
MARGARETVILLE – Rebecca L. (Gray) Misner, died peacefully on the morning of Oct. 15, 2017, surrounded by her family.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 23, at the United Presbyterian Church, New Kingston. Committal prayers will follow in the Sanford Cemetery, Margaretville.

Calling hours will be at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22.

Alberta Lillian Bair

Died: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Age: 89
SIDNEY CENTER – Alberta Lillian (Schaffer) Bair, 89, of Sidney Center, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at noon at Sidney United Methodist Church, 12 Liberty St., Sidney.

Contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Debra Kay Cronk

Died: Saturday, October 14, 2017
GRAND GORGE – Debra Kay Cronk, of Grand Gorge, a native of Margaretville, died peacefully with her family by her side at Archcare Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck, on Saturday Oct. 14, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the United Methodist Church, Andes, with the Rev, Donna LeRoy officiating. Committal prayers will follow in the Sanford Cemetery, Margaretville.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.

Donations in memory of Debra Kay Cronk may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America or Archcare Ferncliff Nursing Home’s Center for Neurodegenerative Care in Rhinebeck.

Evelyn Marie (Turner) Jakubowski

Died: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Age: 78
ENDICOTT – Evelyn Marie (Turner) Jakubowski, 78, formerly of Deposit, died peacefully and entered Heaven with her Lord, Jesus, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Absolut Care of Endicott.

Friends are invited to call from 9 to 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at C.H. Lander Funeral Home, Sidney. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Sidney or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

William Barse

Died: Friday, October 13, 2017
Age: 66
SIDNEY – William Barse, 66, of Sidney, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Deposit.

James S. Johnston Sr.

Died: Friday, October 13, 2017
Age: 68
PAINTED POST – James S. Johnston Sr., 68, of Painted Post, a native of Oneonta, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Absolut Care at Three Rivers.

Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, with a memorial service immediately following with the Rev. Mark Flandreau officiating.

Ronald Brzenk

Died: Friday, October 13, 2017
Age: 68
ONEONTA - Dr. Ronald Brzenk (PhD), 68, of Oneonta, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Friends are invited to greet the family from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, with eulogy to conclude, at Lester P. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta.

Due to the closure of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church for renovations, the Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Episcopal Church at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, with the Rev. David Michiewicz officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory are asked to be made to St. Mary’s Church in Oneonta or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care.

Beverly Ellen (Hartwell) Sowersby

Died: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Age: 47
ONEONTA – Beverly Ellen (Hartwell) Sowersby, 47, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Memorial donations in Beverly’s name may be directed to the Wells College, memo: Soccer Program, Attn: Office of Advancement, 170 Main St., Aurora, NY 13026 or to Sidney Dollars for Scholars, 42 Union St., Sidney, NY 13838.

Wade J. Young

Died: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Age: 39
DOWNSVILLE – Wade J. Young, 39, of Downsville, a stone cutter at Sonny & Son’s Bluestone Company, and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017 at the Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton.
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