Marian Elizabeth Hayes Bonomo
94, of Lemont, PA, died of congestive heart failure Monday at Centre Crest nursing home in Bellefonte, PA. She was born in New Woodstock, NY to Ralph Whitney and Helen Aletta Dounce Hayes. Marian graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Masters in Education and was an elementary school teacher for 24 years in the Fayetteville-Manlius school district until she retired in 1980. Marian volunteered at Caz Cares, the New Woodstock Historical Society and the New Woodstock Library as well as being an active member in the Federated Church of New Woodstock.
Derralee G. Brewer (Dee)
80, of Cazenovia, died Friday, December 21, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Dee and her husband Kelly moved to Cazenovia 10 years ago to be close to family. Kelly passed away in 2006.
Dee loved to read and enjoyed working at the library. Her favorite genre was mystery, especially Agatha Christie novels. Dee was also an avid crafter. She specialized in counted cross stitch. She spent most of her time on her computer, knitting, doing needlework, listening to music, and reading. She had a tiger cat Tigger to keep her company.
Rosa N. Collins
March 9, 2004 Rosa N. Collins, 91, formerly of New Woodstock, died Tuesday at the Crouse Community Center in Morrisville. Born in McGraw, Mrs. Collins was a resident of New Woodstock 75 years. Mrs. Collins was a licensed practical nurse at the former Hill Ha-ven Nursing Home and in private duty for 34 years, retiring in 1971. She was a 75-year member of the New Woodstock Federated Church. She was a founding member of the New Woodstock Historical Society and a founding member and the first librarian of the New Woodstock Free Library. She was also a past member of the New Woodstock Firemen’s Auxiliary.
Lois (Riebennacht) Cook
85, of New Woodstock and Lake Placid, Florida, passed away August 23, 2008 at the Lake Placid Health Center. She was born January 30, 1923 in Port Leyden, N.Y. Lois graduated from Port Leyden Central School in 1940. She received a B.S. Degree from SUNY Buffalo and a M.S. Degree from Syracuse University. Mrs. Cook taught Home Economics at Cazenovia Central School for 28 years.
Lois’s interests included: reading, knitting, golfing, and bridge. When she was younger she enjoyed swimming, skiing, and snowmobiling. Lois and Jim had visited all 50 states and their capitals. They had also traveled extensively throughout Europe and Australia. After 1977 Lois and her husband Jim, stayed in Lake Placid from October to May.
Lois worked in the library when she was in New Woodstock, and enjoyed meeting friends at the library and reading the new books as they came in.
Barbara J. Doyle
89, of New Woodstock, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville. She was born in Perryville and was a homemaker. Mrs. Doyle was a member of the Federated Church of New Woodstock, a member of the New Woodstock Historical Society and for many years volunteered at the New Woodstock Library. Surviving: daughters, Susan (Gary) Galante of Chattanooga, TN and Wendy (John) Goodfellow of New Woodstock; son, John (Mary) of Valois; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John; daughter, Judith Vollers; and grandson, Tucker Goodfellow. Burial will be in New Woodstock Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Federated Church of New Woodstock or the New Woodstock Historical Society.
Nancy Elva (Skeele) Edwards
of DeRuyter, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
Born in Baltimore, MD, on March 27, 1935, and continuously moving up and down the eastern seaboard following her father’s position in the Grange League Federation and his various military postings during World War II.
Respect for history was manifest in Nancy’s involvement and leadership roles in the Town of Pompey Bicentennial celebration, Delphi Falls Cemetery Restoration, Friends of Lorenzo, the Fabius Pompey Community History and Arts Festivals and as a Yorker Club advisor. While busily raising a family with Don she was, at times, president of the Kappa Alpha Theta Corporation Board, a member of the Junior League of Syracuse, an early docent at the Everson Museum of Art and, of course, a Cub Scout Den Mother. In recent years, her ongoing participation with the Pompey Historical Society, New Woodstock Free Library, Cazenovia Watercolor Society, as well as the Cazenovia Shakespeare Club.
Donald Lee Edwards
of DeRuyter, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
Born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, on July 28, 1931. Enlisting in the United States Army in 1951. He completed his Bachelor Degree of Science, Cum Laude from the Syracuse University School of Speech and Dramatic Arts in 1956. Don married Nancy Elva Skeele in 1954 and they quickly started raising a family. Don moved into the position of general manager for WSYR FM Radio in 1975, setting the stage for his daily Noon Balloon broadcast. Shifting his focus back to television broadcasting in 1978, Don became the program manager for WSYR TV and in 1984, the general manager of the recently branded WSTM TV station. After 30 years of growing with the station, Don joined the faculty at Syracuse University to nurture and guide the newest generation of journalists.
Frederick William Fais
88, of New Woodstock, passed away at his home, with his wife of 63 years and daughters by his side. He was born on July 26, 1924 He served in the United States Navy, in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from 1943 until 1946, and graduated from Cornell College, Iowa, in 1948. While studying at Columbia University, New York, for his Master’s Degree in American Literature, he met his future wife, Marilyn Jean Chrisman whom he married on September 2, 1950. Professionally, he was an elementary school teacher whose sometimes unorthodox approach to education inspired the love and respect of his students. But his true interests lay in woodworking and stained glass. He built everything from houses out of recycled barn timbers long before that was the fashion, to stately corner cupboards, to finely crafted violins, violas and a harp. His stained glass windows grace churches in Painesville, Ohio; Corning, New York; and Cazenovia; as well as the New Woodstock Free Library. His stunning stained glass Holocaust memorial window is installed at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Cullowhee, North Carolina.
100, March 24, 1910 – April 8, 2010.Formerly a resident of New Woodstock, NY, died April 8, 2010, in Dover, New Hampshire, two weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday. She was born March 24, 1910, in Hubbardsville, NY, the daughter of Lyle and Zoe Hannah (Hunt) Wells. Frances was a longtime resident of the town of Cazenovia. She graduated from Earlville High School and Morrisville Normal School and moved to the area to become a teacher at the Union School. Later, she was active as a substitute teacher, a town planning board member, co-op extension board member and a member of the New Woodstock Regional and Madison Co. historical societies. An avid reader, she also served as librarian in New Woodstock for 14 years. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Herbert E. Fuggle, and a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and William Horan. She is survived by her daughter, Zoe Anne Wyman and her husband, Harry Wyman of Kittery Pt., ME; grandsons, Stephen and Shawn Wyman, also of Maine; three great-grandchildren, Connor, Mira and Evan Wyman; as well as two nephews.
August 30, 1915 – December 29, 2006 She was born in Iowa and lived with her family in the Alta area until 1962. After two years in Council Bluffs, she and her husband moved to Des Moines where she lived until 1981 when she retired from Broadlawn’s Hospital and moved to New Woodstock. In June of 2005 she moved into Harding Nursing Home in Waterville, N.Y. and remained under their loving care until her death.
Helen T. Slocum
83, of New Woodstock, passed away September 5 2006, at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville. She was born in Georgetown and was a homemaker. Mrs. Slocum was an active member of the Federated Church of New Woodstock, a volunteer at the New Woodstock Library and an active member of the New Woodstock Historical Society.