William “Bill” Crowell
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of one of most dedicated members. William “Bill” Hume Crowell has been an integral part in the continued success of our club and was a founding member. He was born September 8, 1929, in Hyannis, MA, the son of Marcus and Jane Hume Crowell. Bill graduated from John Simpson High School, Yarmouth, MA, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, Amherst College, and ROTC Program at University of Massachusetts. On March 28, 1954, he married Ruth Smith Davenport in Shelburne Falls, MA. She died April 27, 2011. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 until his retirement in 1975 as a Major. Bill was a bee keeper and, at one time, a NY State Apiary Inspector. Bill was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Rome, a member of Mount Horeb (D) Lodge A.F. & A.M. of S. Dennis, MA, for over 60 years, Oneida County Farm Bureau, NY Bee Keepers, Grange, 4-H, Retired Officer’s Club, and Original Tea Party Republican. Bill was a Boy Scout Master for many years. He is survived by his daughter, Lori Ammerman, of California; a granddaughter, Jennifer Williams and her husband, Brian, and their son, Harry; three grandsons, Peter Ammerman and his wife, Bree, Jeffrey and Jeremy Ammerman; and one sister, Nancy Allen and husband, Richard, of MA. He was predeceased by two sons, Marcus Crowell, in 1999, and William Crowell, in 2014.
Mark R. Peters
Mark R. Peters, 64, of 1736 Mt. Hope Avenue, Oneida, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born on April 15, 1957, in Canastota, the son of LeRoy and Janelle (Marsala) Peters. Mark spent his early years in Canastota, and has lived in Oneida most of his life, graduating from Oneida High School in 1975. He had been an electrician, contractor, and electrical inspector in the area for more than twenty years. Mark also owned and operated Bottom of the Barrel, at his home for the last twenty years. Mark enjoyed wine making, bee keeping, hunting, the outdoors, cooking and gardening. He was the treasurer and an active member of South Bay Chapel. Surviving are: one son, Tyler Peters and Kassandra Jones of Oneida; one daughter, Megan Peters of Oneida; one granddaughter, Maisyn Landon; his mother, Janelle Peters of Verona; one brother, Breck Peters of Eaton; two sisters, April Peters of Marion, and Nola Peters of Oneida; nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his ex-wives, Linda (Stewart) Acee of Boonville, and Tari Peters of Sherrill. Mark was predeceased by his father, LeRoy Peters; and a brother, Craig Peters. Mark’s family would like to thank his healthcare providers for the loving and compassionate care he was given by Dr. Andrea Finocchiaro, Dr. Jenny Meyers, and the Hospice Nurses and Aides.