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August 20, 2010

Doris Blais Vesely
Feb. 24, 1926 - Aug. 16, 2010

Doris Blais Vesely of Hartwick, NY, formerly of Bethel, went home to the Lord on Monday, August 16, 2010 at Otsego Manor in Cooperstown with her family by her side. She was 84.
The daughter of the late Fred and Theodora Reynolds Grant, she was born February 24, 1926 in Bethel.
Doris loved her family and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Joseph Blais; and four sisters, Helen Oles, Marion VanKeuren, Eleanor Fulton and Irma Fulton.
Survivors include her husband, Frederick Vesely of Hartwick; her two sons, Robert Blais and his wife Linda, and Jay Blais and his wife Sherri, all of Bethel; her daughter, Linda Citro Gorton and her husband Forrest of Jeffersonville; nine grand-children, Christina Meckle and husband Lewis, Timothy Blais and wife Ellen, Chris Blais and wife Adrienne, Jamie Blais and wife Jackie, Mike Green and fiancée Ashley Simmons, Anthony Citro and wife Jennifer, Angela Citro and fiancé Brandon Selleck, Craig Gorton and wife Mercedes, and Deana Gorton; two stepchildren, Rick Vesley and wife Roberta, and Mike Vesely and wife Colleen; six great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Frank Fulton of Kenoza Lake; and many nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to her niece Ginny and Bob Hunt of Oneonta, NY, and to the nurses, aides and Hospice at Otsego Manor. They were very special to Doris.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 20 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Kauneonga Lake, with the Rev. David Coon officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery following the funeral services.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. Kauneonga Lake, NY.

Frederick Hoffman
Ret. Car Inspector for LIRR, 88

Frederick Hoffman of North Branch, a retired car inspector for the Long Island Railroad and a 35-year area resident, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at CRMC in Harris. He was 88.
The son of the late Archibald and Mollie Franzel Hoffman, he was born August 19, 1921 in Brooklyn. He was married to Jean Hartman Hoffman.
Mr. Hoffman was a member of the North Branch Methodist Church and the North Branch Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Hartman Hoffman; two daughters, Debra Obanna and her husband Jack, and Holly Pichardo; grandchildren Alexis Graf and Stephan Pichardo; one great-grandchild, Jack Graf; two stepchildren, Linda Vanloan and Robert Gross.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 20 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Burial will be made in the North Branch Methodist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Lillian Buddenhagen Frykholm
Retired Teacher, 89

Lillian Buddenhagen Frykholm died August 3, 2010 at the Avoca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Avoca, Iowa. She was 89.
Lillian was born October 29, 1920 in Callicoon, NY to Herman and Edna (Krantz) Buddenhagen.
She attended Buffalo State Teachers College and earned her Master’s at Columbia University. She lived many years in Williston Park, NY, while teaching in the Roslyn School District. She and husband Clarence retired to Sanford, North Carolina in 1979. Several years after Clarence passed on, Lillian relocated to Neola, Iowa.
She is survived by daughters Nancy Tornquist of Parker, Colo., and Carol Jensen of Neola, Iowa; sons-in-law Jack Tornquist and Dale Jensen, DVM; grandchildren Kyle Jensen and his wife Jill, Ryan Jensen, Janel Tornquist Klintobe and her husband Brandon, Jason Tornquist and his wife Brittany; great-grandchildren, Kendal and Kellan Jensen and Cameron Klinetobe; nieces, Elizabeth Buddenhagen, Marilyn Buddenhagen, Joan Buddenhagen, and Janis Buddenhagen Schroeder; and great-grandchildren Shauna Buddenhagen, Katie Schroeder, Steven Schroeder and Joseph Schroeder.
Lillian was predeceased by her brother, the late Harvey Buddenhagen of Callicoon, New York.
Lillian will be buried in Jeffersonville, New York. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Neola, Iowa.

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