2018-07-11 / Obituaries

Alyce Nesbitt Dyer

Alyce Nesbitt Dyer, 98, of Berkeley, Calif., formerly of the local area, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Alta Bates Hospital. Mrs. Dyer was born Nov. 18, 1919, the daughter of George Earl and Blanche Marie (Whipple) Nesbitt. She was formerly married to William J. Dyer (divorced).

She was employed as a secretary with the Social Security Administration in Oneonta, until retiring. She then worked several years for the department of transportation in Binghamton. Her early years of employment were in the legal secretary field. She worked for lawyers in Delhi, Unadilla and Otego.

Mrs. Dyer was a member and former matron of the Order of Eastern Star (Freedom Chapter 179, Unadilla), a chapter member and former historian of the Otsego County Legal Secretaries, a Cub Scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America in Unadilla, a member of the Unadilla Women’s Club, an active participant in the Delaware County Historical Association, a former secretary-treasurer of the Valley View Cemetery Association (South Kortright), and a former participant and leader in Delaware County 4-H. After World War II, she attended Russell Sage College, Troy. Later in her life she accomplished a “bucket list” wish when she graduated from SUCO Oneonta.

Surviving her are two sons, James W. Dyer of Norman, Okla., and Donald G. Dyer (Elizabeth), of Roscommon, Mich. There are also two nieces: Betty Ann Post of Hobart and Christine Martin of Binghamton. Also surviving are grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Mrs. Dyer is predeceased by a son, Ronald E. Dyer, a brother William E. Nesbitt ( South Kortright), a sister, Vivian E. Nesbitt (Berkeley, Calif.), nephew Iain McKendrick (Berkeley, Calif.), and her parents.

A memorial service will take place at South Kortright Community Church on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Garrett Schindler officiating. Mrs. Dyer will be interred at the Valley View Cemetery (South Kortright). A reception will follow at South Kortright Community Church.

She would not ask for contributions in her memory.

Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home in Hobart.

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