Obituaries

Joseph Michael Colligan, a United States Air Force veteran and restaurant manager, died peacefully, at his home, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2014. He was 50.

Mr. Colligan was born on Nov. 2, 1964, in Goshen, to the late Joseph and Margaret (née Cunningham) Colligan.

WESTERLO — Clifton J. Dutton always spoke his mind. A truck driver, he volunteered as a firefighter for half a century and, his son said, was a strict but fair father.

“My father taught me that honest is the best way,” said Eric Dutton, “so I come right out, and people know where I’m shooting from. That’s what he did.”

MEDUSA — Edith Fancher Ormsbee, a wife and mother who lived in Medusa for more than half of a century, died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. She was 70.

KNOX — Adel R. Agnew, who, with her husband, raised six children on their Craven Road dairy farm, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center. She was 94.

ALTAMONT — Colin Wardle, a man who will be missed across three continents, died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital, surrounded by friends and family. He was 69.

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