Ronald J. “Skip” Foppes
March 1, 1938 ~ September 9, 2023
Ronald “Skip” J. Foppes, 85, of Waterville, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital, with his family by his side. Skip was born on March 1, 1938 in Sangerfield, son of the late Luke and Pauline Foppes. He was a graduate of Waterville Central School. He served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Randolph during the Korean Conflict. Over the years, Skip owned his own excavating business, served as the Town of Marshall Highway Superintendent and retired from the NYS Department of Transportation. Skip was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann, of 48 years. He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Larry Ostwald of Cohoes, Julie and Tom Ingalls of Waterville, and a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Patty Pound of Parrish Florida, six grandchildren Hannah, Maggie, Jessica, Gregory, Jay and Becky, four great grandchildren Aria, Ryan, Zackary and Kristopher. He also leaves behind his loving companion of several years, Elaine Cowen, who was “his sweetie”. The family is forever grateful for the compassionate and loving care provided by his caregivers over the last several years. In honor of Skip’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours. Graveside services will be held later at the convenience of the family. Donations in Skip’s memory can be made to the Woodlawn Cemetery Association online at www.woodlawncemeteryny.com or at P.O. Box 216, Hamilton, NY 13346. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY 13480. To send a condolence online, please go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com
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“Lions and Tigers and Zebras, Oh My!”
A collection of wild beasts from Tanzania all tamed by artists Sherry Wright and Toloa Perry whose drawings, paintings and photographs taken on a 2011 safari are on display in the Hallway Gallery.”
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Olivia Ford and Kassidy Steinmann competed in the NYS FFA Dairy Handlers CDE (contest) on August 31st at the NYS Fair. Olivia ranked 6th Individual and Kassidy placed 10th. Handlers earn recognition for their ability to set up their assigned dairy animal to its best advantage, maintain the animal in its most advantageous post, exhibit effective restraint and move the animal as requested by the event ringmaster. Poise, calmness and a positive attitude play a significant role in gaining success in the Dairy Cattle Handlers Activity.
Two junior high FFA members, Tucker Florenz and Dillan Treen competed in the Wildlife ID and Tree ID contests at the NYS Fair on September 1st. As a team, they placed 2nd in Tree ID and 3rd in Wildlife ID. In Tree ID, Dillan was 4th high individual and Tucker was 6th. Tucker also was 3rd individual in Wildlife ID.(L-R Dillan Treen & Tucker Florenz receiving their award)
The Waterville senior high team consisted of Austin Florenz, Quinn Mayne, Jacob Hafelin and Cooper Patterson. They competed in 3 different contests: Environmental, Tree and Wildlife. Quinn was 6th high individual in both the Environmental and Tree ID contests while Austin placed 8th in Wildlife ID.
The flowers next to the benches are blooming.
The new pickleball courts are ready for use!