Link Obituaries Obituaries of Link Retirees

Jacqueline W. Bobier

of West Windsor

Jacqueline W. Bobier, 79, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Bobier; daughter, Sharon Rhodes; two grandchildren, James and Jennifer Theis; and brother, Fred Tuller. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Donna M. Bobier; and daughter, Donna J. Bobier; four grandchildren, Candace, Andy, Jeanette and Sarah; one brother, Ernest Marshall; three sisters, Ann Griffis, Ladel Staton and Nina Carpenter; several nieces and nephews. She was a past member of the West Windsor Fire Company Auxilary. She retired from CAE Link after 24 years of service. She was an avid Syracuse University Basketball fan and enjoyed the challenge of putting puzzles together. Most of all she enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 24, 2009, 1 p.m. at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson. Burial will be in Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga, NY. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers those wishing kindly consider memorial contributions to the West Windsor Fire Company Auxillary, 8 Karla Drive, Windsor, NY 13865.


William D. Davies

of Binghamton

William D. Davies, 80, went to be with the Lord and his loved ones on Friday, October 16, 2009. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna; loving wife, Mary Louise (Leo) Davies in 2004; and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by four children, William C. Davies of Oneonta, Joseph Davies and his wife, Rebecca of San Diego, CA, Christine Davies, Barbara Davies and her friend, James Wood of Binghamton; his beautiful granddaughter, Sarah Davies of San Diego; a brother, Mickey Davies; and many nieces and nephews. He was a former timekeeper for the Singer Link Corporation from 1957-1991 and later as a school bus monitor at Serafini Transportation. He was an avid New York Mets and Giants fan and loved watching the games. He also served in the Naval Reserves on the USS Nicholson. Bill was also a civil war history enthusiast.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. in the Chapel at the Tower of Memories in Vestal Hills Memorial Park with Very Rev. John R. Martinichio officiating with committal following. The family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton. A special thank you to the staff at Absolut of Endicott for taking such good care of him in the last few years of this life.


Grace A. Thomas Faberski

formerly of Owego, NY

Grace A. Thomas Faberski went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 9, 2009. She passed away at the Westbury Medical Care Home in Jackson, GA where she had recently been residing near her daughter. She was born on March 15, 1918 in Muncey, PA. Grace was predeceased by her first husband, William “Bill” Thomas; her son, Ralph Thomas; her brothers, Ken, Harold, Elmer, Albert, Allen and Edwin Hakes; her sisters, Ruth Leahy, Eleanor Tshoppe; and her sisters-in-law, Edith Seigle, Gladys Lake. Grace is survived by her husband of the last twenty years, Joseph Faberski, Haines City, FL; her daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Gary Walters, Marietta, GA; her daughter-in-law and husband, Beverly (Thomas) and Jeff Dimick, Owego; her grandchildren, Curt and Karen Thomas, Sheryl and Jim Raftis, Jr., Owego, Kristine and Bob Goszewski, Depew, NY, Anne and Lindsay Thomas, Watkinsville, GA, Susan Parcels, Statesboro, GA; her great-grandchildren, Matthew, Mark, Anthony, Joshua, Stephanie, Daniel, Rachel, Jacob, Laurel and Julia. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and David Reynolds; her brother, James Hakes; many nieces and nephews. Grace graduated from Owego Free Academy in 1935 and during WWII she was employed by Link doing airplane assembly. In the early 1950's she worked for the Owego Gazette and later was the secretary and bookkeeper for VanDeMark & Thomas Plumbing for more than twenty years. Grace was a member of the Owego United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, and in later years attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Owego. She was a Girl Scout Brownie Leader and active at the Community Senior Center before moving South. She spent her last twenty five years living in sunny Florida with her husband Joe. Grace will be greatly missed by us all.

A Funeral Service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rte. 17c West, Owego, NY, on Friday, October 16, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Alan Jagger officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Cemetery, Owego. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Please share your memories at


J. Richard Rogan

formerly of Binghamton

J. Richard Rogan, 74, passed away on Oct. 2 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Binghamton. He is preceded in death by his parents, John J. Rogan and Hazel Harrison Rogan. He leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years, Judith Watson Rogan; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Ann Rogan of Vestal; his daughter, Teresa Rogan of Chandler, AZ; three granddaughters, Katherine, Samantha, and Ellen Rogan, all of Vestal; one grandson, Zachary Rogan of Chandler, AZ; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Joyce and D. Edwin Lyons of Hillcrest, and three nieces and one nephew.

Dick Rogan graduated from St. Paul's Catholic School in Binghamton, received his associate's degree from Broome Tech Community College in 1955 and joined the Naval Reserve. Upon graduation from college, he worked in purchasing at Link Aviation, where he met his wife-to-be, Judith. During his two years of active duty in the CBs Unit MCB-6 as Captains Yeoman 3rd Class, he was stationed in various locations, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.

Upon his return from active duty, Dick and Judy were married and Dick was hired in 1959 by Federal Electronics Inc. in Vestal; he rose to company president in 1970. In 1974, he and Judy formed Rogan Electronics Inc., which they operated until their retirement in 1999. The couple relocated to Phoenix, AZ, where Dick stayed active by working in security for Pinkerton and Del Webb. He always credited his success at Rogan Electronics to his dedicated, loyal and hardworking employees whom he considered as family.

Along with his many career accomplishments, Dick also received several accolades from the community for his charitable contributions over the years. Among these was the Creative Human Service Award, presented by Volunteers of America to only 90 persons nationwide each year; personal acknowledgement by then Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan for generous contributions to the City of Binghamton, and the Key to the City from former Mayor Juanita Crabb.

Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Dick's memory to Volunteers of America of Western New York, 320 Chenango St., Binghamton, NY 13901, or to The American Cancer Society , 4550 E. Bell Road #126, Phoenix, AZ 85032.



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