OBITUARIES: Pollock, Gregoire

John Pollock, Jr.

John J. Pollock, Jr. (1934 – 2020)

STATESBORO, GA—John James Pollock, Jr., 85, of Sylvania, GA, passed Wednesday evening, October 6, 2020 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Known to most as “Jack,” he was born to the late John J., Sr. and Evelyn Vosburg Pollock in Great Barrington, MA.

Upon graduation from the Roeliff Jansen High School with the Class of 1952, he attended Cornell University. Due to a family need, he withdrew from school to operate the family dairy farm. He continued to operate the family dairy farm for over 30 years. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Dysard, McLaughlin

Gladys A. Dysard (1965 – 2020)

CRARYVILLE—Gladys A. Dysard, 55, of Craryville, a lifelong area resident, died peacefully Thursday, October 1, 2020, with her family by her side.

Born in Hudson, August 3, 1965, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Hosier) Gregory. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Briscoe, Sacco, Thorne, Martel, Beecher, Myers

Marie Briscoe

Marie E. Briscoe (1923 – 2020)

VALATIE—Marie Elizabeth Briscoe, 97, of Stuyvesant Falls died Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at The Grand at Barnwell.

Born September 5, 1923 in Stuyvesant Falls, she was the daughter of Marie and Henry Ohl.

She was a homemaker, who always kept her house immaculate and loved working outside in her yard, making sure the lawn and flowers were always beautiful.

She enjoyed making outdoor decorations to celebrate every holiday. She drew the characters on plywood, cut them out with a jigsaw and painted them. She made Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the elves, and reindeer; Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny and the little ones; and black cats and a witch for Halloween. Many would bring their children by to enjoy them. Every Halloween, she made popcorn balls, and all the children in Stuyvesant Falls looked forward to them every year. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Blass, Brown, Raabe, Van Alstyne

Chester Blass, Jr. (1928 – 2020)

CHATHAM—Chester Blass, Jr. of East Chatham died peacefully at his home on September 19, 2020 watching his favorite team the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox in an overtime thriller. He was 92 years old.

He was born in Chatham August 15, 1928 to Mary (West) and Chester Blass, Sr. On February 17, 1957 he married Mary Kirby and they shared 63 years of marriage. Together they raised four children: Donald (predeceased) (Deborah), Doris Meier (Alan), Thomas (Laura) and Virginia Gould (Ronald). He had seven grandchildren: Michael, Matthew (Nellie) and Christopher Meier, Gregory (Sarah) and Ryan Blass, Ronald and Leah Gould; three step-grandchildren Shawn Flynn, Scott Harper and Rebecca Harper- Mitchell and two great-grandchildren Ava and Mason Blass. He is survived by one brother, George Blass. Read more…