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October 5, 2012

Richard I. (Dick) Rolland Sr.

Richard I. (Dick) Rolland Sr.

ROXBURY — A celebration of the life of Richard I. (Dick) Rolland Sr., of Roxbury, will be starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Shephard Hills Golf Club, Roxbury.

For directions go to or call 326-7121.

Norma J. Van Benschoten

MORRIS — Norma J. Van Benschoten, 73, of Morris, passed away Oct. 1, 2012, at A.O. Fox Hospital Nursing Home in Oneonta, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. She was born January 3, 1939, in Fly Creek Valley, the daughter of Ora and Nellie (Adsit) Goodspeed. She was married to Hugh Van Benschoten Aug. 17, 1958, in Fly Creek. She was a member of Butternut Valley Grange #1533, state and national granges. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, her sisters, Florence Thayer, Nellie Trainor, and brother, Edward Goodspeed. She is survived by one sister, Vera Ainslie of Richfield Springs, three children, Karen Van Benschoten of Racine WI, Mark (Joy) Van Benschoten of Covington, Kenn., Alan (Betty) Van Benschoten of Whitesboro, Texas, two grandsons, Steven and David Morgan, special friend, Richard Ballard, and many nieces and nephews. Per her wishes, Norma will be cremated. Graveside services will be held at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield Center, Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m.

To light a candle or send condolences visit:

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley, N.Y.

George James Hendricks Jr.

MARGARETVILLE — George James Hendricks Jr., 57, was called home to be with our Lord and savior on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

He passed away peacefully with his family around him and the pride and joy of his life, his sons, Nathaniel and Adam at his side.

George was a member of the Margaretville Fire Dept. for 38 years. He served as Fire Chief for five years and 16 years as an officer.

He graduated from the Margaretville Central School in 1973.

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