Joseph Story

April 14, 1945January 5, 2021

Joseph Story, 75, passed away, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in the Chestnut Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Joseph was a kind and intelligent man. He amazed many people with his intellectual capabilities. He was able to construct concepts in his mind which were almost impossible for others to understand. For example making up a whole new language and numeric system. As a young boy he could immediately multiply any 2 27 digit numbers in his head and produce the correct answer.

Joseph was also a world traveler in a way that many of us would only dream of. He was particularly fond of Indonesia and Central and South America. He was also an accomplished artist in ink and watercolors often depicting scenes of his travels. He made Oneonta, NY his home because of the climate and above all the kind people of the community. His family thanks you.

He will be greatly missed by his friends and family and anyone who had the joy of tasting his satay sauce.


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Joseph Story

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irene gallaer

January 13, 2021

there are individuals that enter ones life by chance a kindred spirit a fellow traveler a teacher my only regret is not being there for joe at the time of his death thank God for those who were and more importantly the ones he knew before our friendship and the ones during and the ones this past year not always an easy person to get along with (and i am talking about myself) always a gentleman and a scholar my honor to have known him for the short time i did and hats off to senator seward for having a watercolor of joes in his now closed (?) office on south main oneonta a very valuable priceless piece of oneonta art history blessings now and forever ................ado irene gallaer formly of oneonta ny

Michael Palin

January 9, 2021

Pack your bag, Joe. There's a steamer leaving port at daybreak. Bring your sketch book and colored pencils ( maybe some charcoal). Oh, the sights we'll see, the Pinnacles, the Mediterranean, the Arabian, the Baltic, South Pacific, the Deserts , the Tropics, Napal, Mongolia, the Fjords, the Congo, the Alps and the Himalayas, above the Arctic circle (love that Aurora Borealis ), Paraguay, Bora Bora, the Outback, N.Z. South Island, Galapogos, and of course Machu Picchu. Bring good hiking shoes.
See you at the pier, Michael Palin

Johnna Nesteruk

January 9, 2021

We were glad we had the time together to get to know each other.

We enjoyed your paintings, knowledge and your keen mind.

I especially liked playing cribbage and pitch with you. You gave me a lot of pointers on the games.

We will miss you Joe, your longtime friends from Oneonta. James Sinstack and Johnna Nesteruk.