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Harvey L. Van Buren

Died: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Age: 67
ONEONTA – Harvey L. Van Buren, 67, of Walton died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at Wilson Memorial Hospital surrounded by friends and family.

Memorial contributions in the name of Harvey L. Van Buren to the Post #32 of the American Legion Auxiliary Packages and Postal Funds, 10 Park Street, Walton, NY 13856.

Michael McCall

Died: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Age: 55
BINGHAMTON – Michael McCall, 55, of Binghamton, a native of Walton, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Bridgewater Rehabilitation Center in Binghamton, following a long illness.

John T. Shufelt

Died: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Age: 66
ONEONTA – John T. Shufelt, 66, of Oneonta, lost his courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) on Saturday, Aug.12, 2017, at home.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home with the Rev. Amir Din, Pastor of the West Oneonta Baptist Church, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820, or the ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.

Dereck H. Stephens

Died: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Age: 42
WALTON – Dereck H. Stephens, 42, of Walton, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at home as a result of cardiac arrest due to kidney failure.

Friends and relatives are invited to call Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton, where services will be held Friday morning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bert More, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for Tanner’s education % Dale & Sue Stephens, 24038 State Hwy 10, Walton, NY 13856.

John V. Rocher

Died: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Age: 89
WALTON – John V. Rocher, 89, of Walton died at home on Aug. 12, 2017 following a long illness.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Aug. 19, from 9-11 a.m. at the New Hope Community Church, 45 Stockton Avenue, Walton where services will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Light, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Community Church.

Vickie L. Rogers

Died: Friday, August 11, 2017
Age: 64
HANCOCK – Vickie L. Rogers, 64, of Hancock, died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at home after a long illness.

Donations can be made in Vickie’s memory to the Hancock Fire Dept. PO Box 883, Hancock, NY 13783.

Lionel Basil VanKleeck

Died: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Age: 92
WALTON - Lionel Basil VanKleeck, always known as “Red,” age 92 years, 5 months and 24 days, died Aug. 10, 2017, at home.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, at the First Methodist Church, 101 North St., Walton. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m., with the Pastor Kent Terchunian. Lionel will be laid to rest in the Walton Cemetery near the Fountain of Memories which he helped construct with his friend Bill Cranston with full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Lionel’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Stained Glass Window Fund, 101 North St., Walton, NY 13856, Walton Cemetery Fountain Plaque Fund, 55 Fancher Ave, P.O. Box 122 or the Walton Fire Department, 59 West St.

Roy L. Searle

Died: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Age: 72
FLEISCHMANNS – Roy L. Searle, 72, lifelong resident of Fleischmanns, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Margaretville.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, where funeral arrangements have been entrusted.

William “Bunk” Ralph Lake Sr.

Died: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Age: 86
ROSCOE – William “Bunk” Ralph Lake Sr., 86, of Roscoe, a retired rural mail carrier for the Roscoe Post Office, Roscoe, and a lifelong area resident died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at his home.

Margaret “Peggy” Kahoe Fowler

Died: Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Age: 77
OTEGO – Margaret “Peggy” Kahoe Fowler, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.

Contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County, 403-B Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820, will be gratefully accepted.
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