Shirley J. Strong
February 17, 1935 ~ May 6, 2023
Deansboro-Shirley Jean Strong, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at her home, with the love and support of her family at her side, after battling a two year illness. She was born in Blossvale on February 17, 1935, the daughter of the late Homer and Martha Jones Hilliker. Shirley was a graduate of Camden High School. On July 3, 1954, in North Bay, Shirley married Gilbert A. Strong Sr; their loving and precious union last 60 years until Gil’s passing in 2014. She retired from Alcott’s Greenhouses and had previously worked at Oneida Limited, Chesebrough Ponds, and Oneida Container. Shirley was born with a“Green Thumb” and truly loved working at Alcott’s. At home she would grow beautiful flower baskets and house plants, that were her pride and joy. Shirley was a member of the Oriskany Falls United Methodist Church. Shirley and Gil enjoyed spending their winters in North Port and Zephier Hills, Florida as “Snowbirds,” until the early 2000’s. She was proud of the family that she and Gil raised. Her children, and their spouses, along with her grandchildren and great grandchildren made her journey through life complete. https://www.paulfuneralhome.net/obituary/Shirley-Strong
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“Compliments of Eagle Scout candidate Colton Fox and Utica Troop 101. They also restained the Observatory and picked stone on the grounds. Yay! Thanks troopers! Also: Thanks to Curtis Lumber for 4 gal of donated stain!”
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WATERVILLE, N.Y. – The sports teams in Waterville Central School District will now be known as the Eagles. Following a directive from the New York State Board of Regents, all school districts with Native American mascots and/or team names have to choose new monikers by the end of the 2024-25 school year. This affects a handful of districts in the Mohawk Valley, including Waterville, which were formerly the Indians. The district had narrowed the options down to Huskies, Wildcats, Wolves or Eagles. A total of 678 votes were cast and the Eagles won with 249. The Waterville Board of Education plans to adopt a resolution changing the name to the Eagles at its next meeting on June 13.
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