Carleton J. Delameter

October 16, 1928September 12, 2018

Carleton J. Delameter, 89, of Oneonta, passed away on September 12, 2018 with his wife and daughter by his side.

Carl was born on October 16, 1928 to the late Eber and Clara (Todd) Delameter. He married Florence (Henderson) Delameter on November 17, 1951. They spent 66 years together.

Carl served in Germany in the US Army as a 1st Sergeant from 1950-1952. He was employed by the Daily Star for over 40 years, starting as a paperboy and retiring as Composing Room Foreman.

Carl served over 30 years with the Town of Oneonta. His most enjoyable part of service was being Deputy Town Supervisor. He also organized and started BSA Troop 91.

Carl will be best remembered for his love and affection for his family, friends, church, golf, any dessert and Sunday night ice cream runs and the Dallas Cowboys.

Carl is survived by his wife Florence (Oneonta), Children James (Nancy) Delameter, Webster, NY, Linda (Terry) Stiefel, Oneonta, NY, Cathleen (Andrew) Deubler, Lewisburg, PA. Grandchildren: Brian (Kathleen) Delameter, Kevin Delameter, Zachary, Mackenzie, Abby, Griffin Deubler. Great granddaughters Alida and Ellie Delameter.

He is predeceased by his parents and sister Myrtle Blenis.

There will be a Celebration of Life on October 13, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Plains, Oneonta. At 2:30 there will be a remembrance service.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to The Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY 13820 or a charity of your choice.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Remembrance Service Saturday, October 13, 2018

Carleton J. Delameter

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September 26, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to Carl's family at this sad time.

We have so many wonderful memories of Carl. Our son, Devin, went to daycare at the Delameter's home. They were "Mommy D" and "Daddy D" to the kids. Carl and Florence presented as a loving team, teaching with humor and kindness. Carl was a wonderful role model and the things he taught those kids will live on in each and everyone of them as they move through their lives.

Rest in peace, Carl.
Linda Thomas and Bob Mahoney

Evy Morales

September 22, 2018

I remember when Carl first came to the Heritage at the Plains at Parish Homestead Carl would come up to the desk for his newspaper always with a big smile he was a very nice man and Carl and his family are wonderful people, a very loving family.

Michael Wilson

September 21, 2018

Carl was my direct supervisor when I was an apprentice at the Oneonta Star back in 1969. Because I had long hair at the time he used to pick on me and call me Michele instead of Michael, but he was just joking. We got along well and he taught me many tricks of the trade. I'll never forget him. Test in peace my friend.
Michael Wilson.

William Mirabito

September 21, 2018

My condolences to Florence. Carleton and I fought many political battles together. We spent many hours going door to door campaigning. He was a great asset to the town of Oneonta!!

Rest in peace good buddy!!