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Clifford H. Lane-5/25/2016

HOUSEVILLE – Clifford H. Lane, 90, of State Route 26, passed away Monday evening, May 16, 2016 at Lewis County General Hospital. Clifford Herbert Lane was born on May 26, 1925 at home in the Town of Croghan, NY, a son of the late George K. Lane Sr. and Ella Steiner Lane. He married Mary Shirley Burke in Glenfield in 1945. Clifford farmed all of his life in the towns of Turin and West Turin. He served as the Superintendent of the Turin Highway Department from 1980-1984. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas H. and Gretchen Lane of Houseville; a son-in-law, William Brown of Marcy; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Lane of Utica and Gladys Lane of Houseville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Shirley Lane; a daughter, Kathryn Louise Lane Brown, who died in 1996; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Durward Lane; Lansing and Virginia Lane; and George Lane Jr.; and by a sister, DeEtta Jaconski. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be held privately in Beaches Bridge Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be shared online at www.isene kerfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth Webster-5/25/2016

WOODGATE – Elizabeth B. (Vollmar) Webster, 92, widow of Richard, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the home of her daughter Christine, where she had resided since 1992. Affectionately known as “Betty,” she was born on June 30, 1923, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Johnson Vollmar. She grew up in Port Leyden where she received her education. Betty was united in marriage with Richard E. Webster on July 24, 1938. Following their marriage, the couple resided in the Port Leyden area where they raised their family. Mr. Webster, a WWII Army veteran and retiree of Ethan Allen Furniture, Co., Boonville, passed away on February 27, 1999. After she raised her children, Betty worked for local food establishments as a cook, first for Becker’s Restaurant and Bar, before her longtime employment with Slim’s Diner. Betty enjoyed attending the Boonville Baptist Church with her sister-in-law Jessie Vollmar. Betty had a passion for music, and found great joy in the tradition that she has passed on to her children and grandchildren. Many days and nights have been spent together playing bluegrass and country gospel music. She is survived by her children: Richard (Nona) Angleton, TX, Raymond James, Lyons Falls, Eric M., Woodgate, Ruth (Ray) McDougall, Lyons Falls, Janet (Steve) Favret, Cape Vincent, Renita (Richard) Hance, Boonville, Claudette (John) Nellenbach, Hawkinsville, and Christine Martin, Woodgate; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her sons, Stanley and David, and daughters Karen Clark and Marilyn Wood. In keeping with Betty’s wishes, all services will be held privately by her family. Interment will be in Port Leyden Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodgate Volunteer Fire Company and Ambulance, 12445 State Route 28, Woodgate, NY 13494. For an online message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Jayddin Robert Gardner-5/25/2016

PORT LEYDEN - Jayddin Robert Gardner, age 6, of River Road, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Affectionately nicknamed “Hammy,” he was born in Syracuse, NY, on January 18, 2010, a son of Matthew B. Gardner and Jessica L. Dunaway. Hammy attended Lyons Falls Head Start and was currently attending kindergarten at Port Leyden Elementary School. Hammy was a very social child who attracted the affections of all with his contagious smile, which would light up the lives of those around him. He greatly enjoyed being a typical active boy and playing at the Lyons Falls Park, and also spending hours riding his John Deere Gator. Hammy was captivated by anything connected to Minions – characters from the movie, “Despicable Me.” He was interested in baseball and found joy in watching his brother and sister, Issac and Gabby, playing baseball. He attended Calvary Bible Church of Greig, where he was active in Sunday school. On Tuesday after school, he attended Bible Club at Port Leyden Elementary School. In addition to his mother, Jessica (Johnny) Rodriguez, Port Leyden, Hammy is survived by his father, Matthew B. (Audrey) Gardner, Martinsburg; two brothers, Issac and Hunter, and one sister, Gabreille, all at home; maternal grandparents, Robert and Sherry Dunaway, Port Leyden; paternal grandparents, Larry and Karen Gardner, Boonville, and paternal grandmother, Janice Ingersoll (Herb Lamb Jr.), Martinsburg; his paternal great-grandfather, George Ingersoll, Martinsburg, and paternal great-grandmother, Marge, Adams; his maternal aunt and uncle, Bridget and TJ Phelps, Lyons Falls; a maternal uncle and aunt, Johnathan and Sabrina Frizzell, Port Leyden; his paternal aunt and uncle, Kimberly and Jason Martin, Fine, NY; paternal uncle, Nathan Gardner, Boonville; uncles and aunts, Brian and Tori Marsden, Boonville, Christopher and Soleil Witzigman, Frankfort, NY; and several cousins. Hammy is also survived by his extended family, Mark and Sandy Beasock, Boonville, and their children, Christopher, Sarah and Hannah. His funeral was Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville, where Pastor James Jenkins of Calvary Bible Church of Greig officiated. Calling hours were Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Syracuse or Rochester Ronald McDonald House at 1100 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210, or 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620 or to J.S. Koster Hose Company Ambulance Fund, PO Box 652, Port Leyden, NY 13433 or to Lyons Falls Fire Department, PO Box 520, Lyons Falls, NY 13368. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Frank H. Washburn-5/25/2016

BOONVILLE - Frank H. Washburn, 78, formerly of LaChausse Road, husband of Phyllis, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of his wife and family on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since 2013. His funeral will be Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville, where Reverend Thomas Ward, pastor of Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish, St. Joseph’s Church of Boonville, will officiate. Interment will follow in Holland Patent Cemetery, where members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW and Tun Tavern Marine Corps League will confer military rites. Calling hours were Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Company Ambulance Fund, PO Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309, or to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy Street, Boonville, NY 13309. A complete obituary will follow in next week’s Boonville Herald. For an on-line message of sympathy, or to view his obituary, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Duane Swiernik-5/18/2016

BOONVILLE - Duane James Swiernik, 52, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. He was born in Utica on August 29, 1963, a son of Benjamin and Patricia Ann Burgy Swiernik. He grew up in Boonville and graduated from Adirondack High School. He was employed for Percell Construction for one and half years and 22 years or more with Coleman Brothers Shows in Florida. He enjoyed traveling on the road all the time. Duane loved to spend time with his nieces and nephews and family. He greatly enjoyed fishing and hunting in the fall. Surviving are his parents, Ben and Pat of Boonville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Todd and Christine Swiernik, Minneola, FL, and Terry and Hope Swiernik, Port Leyden; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service was held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville, with Mother Linda Logan officiating. Calling hours were from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For an online message of sympathy, please go to www.millsfuneralhome.com.

Shirley R. Hughes-5/18/2016

HOLLAND PATENT - Shirley R. Hughes, 93, of Holland Patent, died on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 26, 1922 in Floyd, NY, the daughter of Frank and Edna Ames Rickmyer. She graduated from Holland Patent Central School in 1938. During WW II, she worked at General Cable. On June 2, 1946, she married Edwin G. Hughes. He died on June 1, 1977. She owned and operated Floyd Hill Farm with her husband, Edwin. She was of the Methodist faith. Shirley taught Sunday School and became Superintendent of Sunday School, and made sure each student received a birthday card. She was a member of Floyd Grange and was secretary for 76 years, Pomona Grange, and New York State and National Grange. Shirley was also a 4-H leader for 25 years. She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and DeVerne Breed, Kirkville, Wanda and Rodney Elble, Trenton Falls, Alice and Arlie Harrer, Dayton, Ohio, Janice and Jacob Grunenwald, Oriskany, and Kathleen Hughes, Holland Patent; two sons, Wesley and Richard Hughes, Holland Patent; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Marge and Doris Rickmyer; and special friends, Clara Vanderhoof, Andrea Larry, Eva Kardasz, Kathryn Muller, Judy and Lisa McArthur, and Bonnie LaSalle. She was predeceased by two brothers, Warren and Ralph Rickmyer, and a special friend, Myrtle Holmes. The family would like to thank Rome Hospital staff for their kindness and excellent care. Funeral services were held at Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home for Funerals, Inc., 210 W. Court Street, Rome, with Reverend Robert Umidi of Westminster Moriah Olivet Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment was in Rome Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of one’s choice. You may send a message of sympathy online at www.princeboydhyatt.com.

Wanda G. Donnelly-5/18/2016

ROME - Wanda G. Donnelly, 75, of Beech Street and formerly of Port Leyden, widow of Peter, died suddenly at her home on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. She was born in Port Leyden on January 26, 1941, the daughter of Roderick and Wanda Kozlowski Loomis, and was a graduate of Port Leyden Central School. She was employed as a sales clerk for Montgomery Ward in Rome and had tended bar at her parents’ restaurant, the Village Tavern in Port Leyden. She married Peter Donnelly on November 28, 1987 in Lyons Falls. He died on August 4, 2000. She was a sponsor and volunteer at the Humane Society of Rome, and she loved to play cards, especially at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center in Rome. She loved her cat Jesse. She is survived by her loving companion, Bill White of Rome; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jerome Arrigo of Port Leyden; two nephews, Michael and Tim Arrigo, and one niece, Cathy Smith; and two step-sons, Brian and Jeffery Donnelly. A grave-side service was held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden, with Deacon James Chaufty officiating. Donations may be made in her memory to the Humane Society of Rome, Inc., 6247 Lamphear Road, Rome, NY 13440. The Callaghan Funeral Home LLC of Port Leyden is entrusted with the arrangements.

Leland O. Kessler-5/18/2016

BOONVILLE - Leland O. Kessler, 83, a native and lifelong resident of Boonville, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since November 2012. He was born on Post Street, in the house he lived his entire life in, on July 1, 1932, a son of Royal H. and Elizabeth J. Heiler Kessler. Leland graduated from Boonville Central School with the Class of 195l; from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1953, he served his country stateside in the U.S. Army Infantry, during the Korean Conflict Era. In 1958, Mr. Kessler graduated from Mohawk Valley Community College of Utica, where he earned a degree in Electrical Technology. From 1958 until he retired in 1988, he was employed as an Electrical Technician at Griffiss Air Force Base of Rome. Mr. Kessler was of the Presbyterian Faith. Leland will be fondly remembered as a person with a keen mind and legendary skills in his field of Electrical Technology. He greatly enjoyed playing Pitch and Cribbage, as well as Double Solitaire. Leland was very fond of cats and found special joy in caring for stray cats and dogs, making certain he always placed food outside for them. His humor and wit will be fondly remembered. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Gordon in June 1962 and Raymond in July 1990, and two sisters, Thelma Thayer in December 1981 and Dorothy Kraeger in April 2015. He will be dearly missed by his neighbor Penny, and by his caregivers and friends at Sunset Nursing Home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside service on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Boonville Cemetery, where his nephew, Reverend David Kessler, will officiate, and members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion #406, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League will render Military Rites. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy Street, Boonville, NY 13309. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Arnold J. Kirk-5/18/2016

HAMMOND – Arnold J. Kirk, 78, husband of Janice, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 following injuries sustained in a logging accident. He was born on December 19, 1937 in New Hartford, a son of Edwin J. and Gertrude Lawton Kirk. Arnold was raised in Constableville where he received his education. He entered the U.S. Navy on April 26, 1956 and served stateside until his honorable discharge on October 29, 1957. Arnold was united in marriage with Jennie M. Carlsson on May 23, 1959 at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. The couple then settled in Camden, where Arnold was employed with Camden Wire Co. and for Camden Central School, where he drove school bus route “T” for 12 years. In 1976, the couple moved their family to the Mohawk Hill Road, Constableville, where they together operated a dairy farm. Jennie passed away on December 23, 1988. Arnold married Janice E. Burns on October 12, 1991 in Chippewa Bay. The couple settled in Hammond, where for several years they have owned A & J Riding Stables, a horse farm they operated at their residence. Arnold enjoyed woodworking and running his sawmill, as well as playing pool. Besides his wife Janice, he is survived by his children, Carol (Harry) Spoor and friend Brian Maida, Cold Brook, Christine (Joseph) Bissonette, and Colleen Richer, both of Maine, and a son, Robert Kirk, Georgia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his step-children, Dianna (Kim) Shaver, Hammond, Joan Duncan, North Carolina, Dale Milsap, Paul Milsap and companion Regan, all of Hammond; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Henry (Sandra) Kirk, Lockport, Juanita (Ira) Yousey, New Bremen, Chester Kirk, Allen Kirk and companion Dorothy Rose, and Mary Jane (LaVerne) Ayers, all of Constableville, and Ronnie Kirk and companion Loni Smith, Boonville. He was predeceased by his brother Gerald in 1967 and sister Shirley Durgin in 1969. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville, with Reverend Lawrence Marullo, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Constableville. Calling hours were held on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hammond Fire and Rescue Co., 300 Lake Street, Hammond, NY 13646 or to the Constableville Volunteer Fire De-partment, PO Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325. For an online message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Noreen C. Smith-5/11/2016

PORT LEYDEN - Noreen C. (Leichty) Smith, 80, of Pearl Street, wife of John L., passed away suddenly at her residence on Friday, April 29, 2016. She was born in the Town of Leyden on September 21, 1935, a daughter of Jacob R. and Ella Rowsam Leichty. Noreen grew up at Barrett’s Corners in the Town of Leyden, receiving her education at Town of Leyden Rural School, Talcottville, before completing her education and graduating from Boonville Central School. Later she was employed as a clerk at Ames, Lowville, and on the housekeeping staff at Waters Edge Resort in Old Forge. On April 16, 1955, Noreen was united in marriage with John L. Smith at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. This was a loving and joy filled union that endured for 61 years. In 1965, the couple constructed their present home on Pearl Street, where they had since lived. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. Noreen will be fondly remembered as a faithful and loving wife, devoted mother and loving grandmother. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her seven children and caring for her grandchildren. She never placed herself before anyone else, no matter who they were. She was a caring, kind and whole-hearted woman who enjoyed countless hours visiting with family and friends. Sharing in holiday and family gatherings always provided Noreen with great joy. In the past few years, Noreen and John had great times with cherished friends when they rediscovered their love of dancing. In addition to her husband, John, Noreen is survived by her children: Peter (Catherine) Smith and their family, Gina, Joshua and Jennifer, Lisa (Raymond) Brown and their family, Jessica and Justin, Timothy (Nancy) Smith and their family, Matilde, Melinda (Robert) Kraeger and their family, Amanda, Zachary, Jared, Brandon, Matthew, Robert, John Paul, Kristina, Olivia and Garrett, John (Debra) Smith and their family, John Tyler and Justin, all of Port Leyden; Rebecca (Blair) Brown and their family, Brittany and Connor, Glenfield; Rachel (Terry) McClelland and their family, Karlaina, Alexandra, Teryn and Colin, Lowville; and several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are three sisters, Marian Carpenter, Constableville, June (Harry) Jenks, and Irene (Joseph) Grenier, all of Boonville; one sister-in-law, Barbara Leichty, Boonville. She was predeceased by two brothers, William Leichty and his wife Leona and Walter Leichty, and by two sisters, Doris Casamento and Rita Shanks, and three half-sisters, Erma Berger, Frances Burki and Evelyn DeVoe. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Lawrence Marullo on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 1 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden, with interment following in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours were Friday from 10 a.m. until noon at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Clifford Nichols-5/11/2016

BOONVILLE – Clifford Nichols, 87, affectionately known as Cliff, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, New Hartford, following a lengthy illness. He was born on November 19, 1928 in Otsego, NY, a son of Lynn and Grace May Silvey Nichols. For many years, Cliff was employed in the housekeeping department as a janitor at Faxton Hospital, Utica. Clifford was a resident of the Grant Street IRA, Utica, before moving to the Post Street IRA, Boonville, 12 years ago. He will fondly be remembered for his affection and attention shown to those around him, both residents and staff. He was an avid card player, and enjoyed going out to dinner, especially to the Buffalo Head Restaurant, Forestport. Clifford is survived by his many caregivers and friends at the CNYDSO Post Street and Grant Street IRAs, as well as the staff of the Schoonmaker Day Hab facility in Boonville. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville, with interment following in Boonville Cemetery. A calling hour preceded the funeral from 10 a.m. until the service. For an online message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Agnes I. Cooke-5/11/2016

BOONVILLE - Agnes I. Cooke, 84, widow of Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Sitrin Healthcare Center, New Hartford, where she had resided since January 2015. Agnes was born on May 12, 1931 in Canton, a daughter of William and Maude Thurston Oliver. Her younger years were spent between Canton and Watertown where she received her education. She was united in marriage to David “Bud” Dailey, and thereafter settled on the Norton Road, Town of Leyden, where the couple raised their family. Some years later, Agnes married Wayne Cooke. Agnes was employed for several years as a custodian at South Lewis Central School, Turin. She was also employed as a certified nurse’s aide for Valehaven homes, both in Utica and Boonville. Agnes enjoyed playing Pitch and Bingo. She was a member of the Boonville United Methodist Church, where she found great joy in serving coffee hour after the Sunday services. She was also a member of the Charles J. Love Post #406 American Legion and Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post #5538 Ladies Auxiliaries, where for a time she served as president. She is survived by her children: David (Sue) Dailey, Schuyler, Jackie (Bill) Cordts, Boonville, Kevin (Sue) Dailey, Turin, Darren (Theresa) Dailey, Boonville, Janice (Andrew) Phillips, Roscoe, Alan (Sherri) Dailey, Kissimmee, FL, and Lisa (William) Lawrence, Turin; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Wayne, she was predeceased by an infant son, William Dailey, and her siblings, William Oliver, Bertha Silva, and Florence Oliver. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles J. Love Post #406 American Legion, 124 East Schuyler Street, Boonville, the Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post #5538, 108 Park Avenue, Boonville, or to the Boonville United Methodist Church Campership Fund, 202 Main Street, Boonville, NY 13309. For an online message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Linda L. Crout-5/4/2016

TURIN - Linda L. (Kerber) Crout, 61, of East Main Street, widow of Pastor Roger J. and a former longtime resident of Flinttown Road, Ava, passed away after a long illness on Monday, April 25, 2016, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. At the time of her passing, Linda was surrounded by the loving care of her family. She was born in Rome on April 7, 1955, a daughter of Francis F. and Alice J. Nutt Kerber. Linda received her education at Adirondack Central School, Boonville. Later she was employed at the Milk Plant Tavern, West Leyden, Rock Patch Tavern, Lyons Falls, and lastly as a dish washer at Steak 'N Brew Restaurant, Turin. On December 6, 1992, she was united in marriage with Roger James Crout in Lyons Falls. Thereafter, the couple lived on Flinttown Road, near Ava, moving to her present home in Turin in November 2015. Mr. Crout, who had studied and became a pastor in the South Lewis Parish of United Methodist Churches, passed away on February 21, 2016. At the present time, Linda, was happily anticipating a return to her former home on Flinttown Road. Mrs. Crout was a member of the Turin United Methodist Church, where she had enjoyed assisting with the operation of the Sunday school, and a former member of the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church. Linda greatly enjoyed reading. She is survived by one son, Travis M. Kerber, Turin; four brothers, James (Osun) Kerber, Korea, Merle (Mary) Kerber, Lakeland, FL, Lyle (Cindy) Kerber, Barto, FL, and Daniel (Cindy) Kerber, Boonville; and two sisters, Kim (Chuck) Tanner and Rhonda Kerber, all of West Leyden. Linda was predeceased by two sisters, Bonnie J. Kerber, in 1965, and Mary E. Graves, on May 1, 2015, and her parents, Francis and Alice Kerber. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Eugene Graves Jr., Hawkinsville, and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. Her funeral was on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville, where Pastor Denise Bowen from the Boonville United Methodist Church officiated. Visitation hours were Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment for both Linda and Roger followed the funeral services in Ava Cemetery, with military rites for Roger rendered by the Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW and Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to her family, c/o 1581 Flinttown Road, Boonville, NY 13309. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Clara B. Curtis Bartelotte-5/4/2016

LYONS FALLS - Clara B. Curtis Bartelotte, age 101, a longtime resident of Lyonsdale Road, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since February 2015. She was born in Ava on November 28, 1914, a daughter of Alfred and Hattie B. Warren Youngs. As a child, she moved to Lewis County, where she attended several rural schools. On May 17, 1930, Clara was united in marriage with Emory R. Curtis in LaFarge-ville. In 1943, the couple purchased the former Bailey Farm at Locust Grove, operating this farm until 1964, when they sold the farm to a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Alton Coe. At that time, Clara and Emory relocated to the Masonic Home Campus in Utica, where they resided and were both employed in patient care and as custodians. Mr. Curtis passed away on April 25, 1967 and Clara continued her employment at the Masonic Home afterwards for a time. On December 6, 1969, Clara was united in marriage with Henry “Hank” Bartelotte at the Boonville United Methodist Church. They lived in Taberg before moving to Lyons Falls, where they constructed a home on Lyonsdale Road. Mr. Barte-lotte, a retiree from 43 years of employment at Georgia Pacific Paper Co., Lyons Falls, passed away on June 18, 1988. Later, Mrs. Barte-lotte sold her home to her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Donald Gydesen, where Clara continued to reside until moving to Lowville in 2015. Mrs. Bartelotte was a member of the Talcottville United Methodist Church. In later years, she attended Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls, with Nancy and Donald Gydesen. Clara greatly enjoyed cooking and baking; she will be fondly remembered for the delicious Hawaiian wedding cake, which she often had baked. She also greatly enjoyed square and polka dancing. She found joy in attending senior citizen groups and traveling on senior citizen bus trips. Clara is survived by two daughters, Beverly J. Beasock, West Leyden, and Nancy (Donald) Gydesen, Lyons Falls; one son, Willis E. (Rose Marie) Curtis, Blossvale. Clara was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Coe, on September 19, 2006 and by her son-in-law, Wayne C. Beasock, in 2010. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Emory Coe, in 2006, and by a great-grandson, Kody W. Beasock, in 2008. Clara was the last of her family of 11 brothers and sisters. Her funeral was Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville, with interment to follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours were Saturday from 10 a.m. until the funeral. A reception for family and friends was held at Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls, following the interment. Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Presbyterian Church, Center Street, Lyons Falls, NY 13368. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Eugene F. Weibel-5/4/2016

LEE CENTER - Eugene F. Weibel, 87, of Steadman Road, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016. He was born at home in the Town of Lee on October 19, 1928, a son of Frederick and Pearl Hart Weibel. He married Rita Fey on June 9, 1951 and the couple operated a dairy farm on Steadman Road for many years. He drove school bus for over 51 years, first with Cletus Paine and then with Birnie Bus. Gene was a member of the Lee Center Fire Department for 69 years. Gene is survived by nieces and nephews. Eugene was predeceased by his wife, Rita, on January 7, 2016, and a sister, Pauline Pratt. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes. There were no calling hours. Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville, was in charge of the arrangements. For an online message of sympathy, please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.  

Faye A. Ferris-5/4/2016

Take a look at the tip of a tree branch…What do you see?... We see leaves and their supporting twigs, which further down become branches; the branches, in turn, a trunk… and giving support to all of the above, the trees roots. Like a tree a family has roots, and when a member of that family, a leaf, falls from the tree–in autumnal brightness–they don’t fall to the ground, only to shrivel up and blow away as dust: they seep back into the branches and twigs, through the soil… and for the next generation–for the following seasons leaves–they are its nourishment: Thus continues the cycle. Charles and Elizabeth Jilison Bronson had a farm on the East Ava Road, between Boonville and Ava, from which they populated the central New York countryside with seven children: who in turn spread their kin throughout the globe. One of their children, Harry, married Anna Stephon, –the daughter of William and Alice Stephon–purchased the family farm; and together they had their own tribe of seven children. (So continues the cycle.) Harry and Anna sent their children off to school–the proverbial one-room school house–up the hill, toward Ava (a great hill to slide down during the winter, so I was told)… and at the base of the hill, across the road from the farm house, was the meadow: which when frozen, became the Bronson family ice skating rink. (Anna didn’t skate, –she, like Harry, was a dancer–but she enjoyed being waltzed around the “rink” on a chair by her husband and children–Everett, Dorothy, Harold, Phyllis, Millard, Faye and Dolores.) In time, Faye would contribute to the family cycle. She met a new, at the time, Boonville Central School student, Richard Ferris; and not long after graduation, they too, would marry. Richard joined the Air Force. Dick, as he was known, and Faye, would ship off to bases in Cheyenne, Wyoming–where daughter Sheri was born–then on to Chicopee, Massachusetts–where son Ken was born… Eventually they settled back in Boonville–just in time for the birth of Scott… followed by Karen and then Christopher. As the children blossomed, Dick and Faye grew apart… leaving Faye as the primary care provider. She took great pride in raising her children, and for a time, helping with a couple of her grandchildren. Struggling to feed five children she worked as a home health care assistant and as a nurse’s aide, at Sunset Nursing Home, for nearly 30 years–getting fired (for the hell-raising that she and fellow aides would engage in) almost as much as she was rehired. Dinner parties, créme de menthe; Civil War cannon shoots, Model T trips; sliding down the back hill during winter, and long after the snows lifted, picking blackberries from that same hill (to make pies). Andy Williams, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, and Nat King Cole encouraged her to smile and sing… while polkas and jitterbugs introduced her to Carl Safford, with whom she shared her life, until he passed away. With the assistance of the staff at Masonic Care Community, in Utica, she lived out her days. Faye leaves behind her children, Sheri (Ed), Ken (Suzanne), Scott (Sharon), and Christopher (Deanna): Karen predeceased her; sister Dolores Nichols and a sister-in-law, Maxine Bronson; as well as seven grandchildren, –Shannon, Gabriel, Tyme, Dylan, Nicole, Jenna and Annie–nine great-grandchildren and her dear friend Yvette Lallier. As we close out this tale, Faye’s parents have called her to the dance floor… Two steps with her right foot, sliding two steps with her left… Take her out Mr. Cole: “Ramble on, ramble on, When your ramblin’ days are gone, Who will love you with a love true, When your ramblin’ days are gone… Ramblin’ Rose, Ramblin’ Rose…” A graveside gathering was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Boonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Department Ambulance Fund, PO Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309. www.trainorfuneralhome.com

4.27.16-4/27/2016

Dear Sir: Although I’ve addressed this letter simply to “Donald Trump, Trump Tower, New York, NY,” I’m guessing the U.S. Postal Service is smart enough to get it to you. The reason I’m writing is this: I’m not sure who I want to be the Republican nominee. I’ve never had this problem before. I’ve always known who I wanted elected president. Not this time, though. I keep going back and forth between you and the two other guys. And when there were 17 of you, it was a real quandary. I voted in the New York primary, but I was in the voting booth for a long time because I couldn’t decide. On the way home I wished I had voted different. The debates didn’t help my decision making. Twice I switched to Turner Classic Movies. The news media hasn’t helped much, either. I wish we still had Huntley and Brinkley. Anyway, I have questions for you. Your answers will help me make my decision. I know you are busy, but I’d appreciate a response. Just so you know, I’ll also be writing to the other two guys and asking them questions. My questions: Are you writing your own Tweets or is someone doing it for you? I think your wife Melania ought to Tweet. I’m interested in what she has to say. By the way, I just looked at your Twitter account. You have an incredible 7.7 million followers. You, however, follow just 39 people, including, of course, family members. I found it interesting that some of the others you follow include Geraldo Rivera, Gary Player, Magic Johnson, Piers Morgan, Bill O’Reilly, Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, Greta Van Susteren, Sean Hannity and Vince McMahon, the WWE wrestling guy. If you win, will you continue to use your own Boeing 757 or will you use the 747 which has been used by past presidents? I’ve watched YouTube videos of Air Force One and Trump One. Truth be told, Trump One looks like a much better ride. Who is your all time favorite president? You don’t have to explain why. Just knowing the name will tell me all I need to know The worst ever president? Again, just the name will do. I’m also interested in your opinions of First Ladies, best and worst. I’m especially interested in your take on the current president’s wife. There has been much written about your father. I know nothing about you mother, though. Tell me about her. If you win, will you spend the majority of your time in the White House? Our current president and his wife did all they could to get into the White House, but then they couldn’t wait to go elsewhere. Mrs. Clinton said if she was elected she would release information about Area 51. Will you do the same? I hope so. I’ve always thought there was something fishy going on out there in the Nevada desert. Speaking of which, what’s your thinking about aliens? Do you think we’ve been visited? NASA has been gutted. Would you like to see the U.S. get back into manned space exploration? Mars? When it comes to golf, can you beat President Obama? Would you have to give him strokes? Is there a book on your nightstand? The title? Excepting family members, who do you turn to for advice or help in times of crisis? Do you carry pictures in your wallet? Whose? Speaking of wallets, how much cash do you carry with you? What’s the one thing that scares you the most about being elected president? What time do you usually go to bed at night? The alarm is set for what time in the morning? Excepting “The Apprentice” and shows you have a financial interest in, what’s your favorite television show? Your biggest pet peeve? Tell me who you want as your vice president. The answer to that will help me decide whether I want you to get the nomination. That and whether I get an answer to this letter. Sincerely, Joe

Clifford J. Seelman-4/27/2016

CONSTABLEVILLE - Clifford J. Seelman, 93, passed away at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, on January 25, 2016. He had been a resident there since August 2014. Clifford was born in Constableville on August 10, 1922, a son of Joseph and Clara Weiler Seelman. He grew up in Constableville and graduated from Constableville High School. He helped operate the family farm and had a trucking business hauling milk cans and bagged feed to area farmers. Clifford bought a larger truck where he delivered bulk feed. Eventually, he sold his truck to Ernie Freeman where he continued to drive for Freeman Trucking. In his later years he was employed at the courthouse in Lowville in the maintenance department. Cliff enjoyed being outdoors, especially mowing lawns and snow blowing. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mary A. Beck-4/27/2016

BOONVILLE – Mary A. Beck, of Golden Road, passed away at her home on April 24, 2016, surrounded by family. Mary was born on April 14, 1937, daughter of Martin Webster Beck and Luella Sullivan Beck. She grew up in Lyonsdale where she attended the Lyonsdale Rural School. She graduated from Port Leyden High School with the class of 1954. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in teaching with a Registered Nursing degree from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1958. While teaching in the Westchester County area, Mary attended and graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in nursing in 1965. During her career that spanned 35 years, Mary was a Nurse Teacher at schools in Rye, NY, a Health Teacher in Bedford Schools and lastly a Nurse Teacher at Chappaqua Schools in Westchester County. During her teaching career, she lived on the west side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center until retiring in 1992; returning upstate and residing in Port Leyden. In 1997, she constructed and moved into her present home in Boonville. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Ronald L. Farr-4/27/2016

LYONS FALLS – Ronald L. Farr, 75, longtime resident of Rumble Road, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Ronald was born on September 6, 1940 in Lowville, a son of Lewis and Anna Congdon Farr. A lifelong resident of the Town of Lyonsdale, he attended rural schools before completing his education at the Greig Schoolhouse. On February 3, 1961 he was united in marriage with Nancy S. Van Buskirk at the Boonville United Methodist Church. Following their marriage, the couple settled on the Rumble Road. For a time, Ronald was employed at Chicago Pneumatic, Utica, before he began the fulltime operation of his sawmill business. Ronald was an avid outdoorsman, deer hunter and fisherman. Together with his wife, they enjoyed the operation of a deer and fox farm, known as Twin Ponds Deer Farm, which they operated at their residence. Mrs. Farr, a retiree of A.M. F. Co., Lowville, passed away on July 14, 2010. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Stanley H. Myers-4/27/2016

BOONVILLE - Stanley H. Myers, 92, of the East Road, passed away on April 23, 2016 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Florence, NY on March 30, 1924, a son of Charles and Bertha Teachout Myers. He moved to Vienna and then to Webster Hill where he attended Boonville High School until 1940. He married Betty Newvine on October 27, 1951 at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. He then operated various farms in the area and purchased his in-laws farm on the East Road in June of 1955. Stanley continued to work the farm until one week before his death. Some of the side jobs Stanley did were crop harvesting for farmers, delivering sawdust, filling silos, cutting wood, spraying crops and trucking for Agway. He was very well-known for his sweet corn which he sold for over 40 years. Farming and family were Stanley’s life. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Lorraine T. Mulligan-4/20/2016

PORT LEYDEN - Lorraine T. Mulligan, 65, of West Main Street, died late Tuesday night, April 12, 2016 at Lewis County Residential and Health Care Facility, Lowville, surrounded by her family. She was born in Boonville on October 6, 1950, the daughter of Dayton and Thelma Kessler Thayer. She graduated from Adirondack Central School, Boonville, in 1968. While in school, she very much enjoyed being a member of the Junior and Senior Band, and while in the Senior Band she was in two musicals, and had also taken private piano lessons for several years. Upon graduating, she attended Utica School of Commerce, graduating in 1970. While in college, she was on the Dean’s List and the President’s List. She worked for her parents at their restaurant, Hollands Diner in Port Leyden, from 1971 until 1981, at which time it closed because of her mother’s health. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Clara Walton-4/20/2016

OONVILLE – Clara Walton passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 at home while under the care of her family and Hospice Clara was born on October 16, 1934 to Minnie Plyler Sims and William Sims of Union County, North Carolina. She grew up in a family of eight children, Howard, Joel, Ercil, Clara, Allen, Robert, Charles and Rebecca Glendora (Glen) in southern North Carolina near the South Carolina border. She attended Union County schools and graduated in 1954. After graduation, she moved to Charlotte, NC, and was employed in the banking business. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Shirley L. Denslow-4/20/2016

NEWPORT – Shirley L. Denslow, 77, of Lindsay Road, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, where she has been under the care of Hospice. Shirley was born on January 22, 1939, in Floyd, a daughter of the late Roy and Florence (Van O’ Linda) Moore. She attended country schools in the Turin area, graduating from Constableville High School in 1958. She had a love for feeding birds year-round and keeping track of which returned year after year. Her coffee pot was always on and everyone was welcome at her table. She also enjoyed woodworking, flower gardening, and spending time with her family. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Boonville “Autism Walk” Balloon Found in New Hampshire-4/20/2016

On Saturday, April 9, a balloon release was held at the Boonville VFW at the start of the Autism Walk. Greg Chamberlain found one of the red balloons in the middle of the road at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. Lucrezia Johnson, event organizer, thanks the community for all the support. “We raised over $13,500 and all money was given to the Kelberman Center to support individuals and families with autism. For more on this story, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald

Donald J. Zeigler-4/13/2016

BOONVILLE - Donald J. Zeigler, 90, of State Route 294, husband of Estella, passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 7, 2016, while surrounded by the loving care of his wife and daughters, and Hospice Care. He was born in the Town of Leyden on August 21, 1925, a son of John E. and Lucy Akins Zeigler. Don grew up in the Boonville area, where he attended Boonville Central School. On October 27, 1943, at the age of 18, Mr. Zeigler entered the U.S. Navy, serving his country in the Pacific Theater of WWII. He was honorably discharged on April 18, 1946, returning to Boonville. On October 19, 1946, Donald was united in marriage with Estella Brown at Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonville. This was a loving union of nearly 70 years. For a complete obituary, please pick up a coy of the Boonville Herald.

Shirley A. Joslin-4/13/2016

TURIN - Shirley A. (Kellogg) Joslin, wife of Charles F., a lifelong resident of the Town of Turin, and more recently of Brookside Senior Living Center, Lowville, passed away at her home while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Hospice on Thursday, April 7, 2016. A native of the Town of Turin, Shirley was born on February 20, 1938, a daughter of James F. and Viola Rudd Kellogg. She attended Turin Union School through 6th grade, completing her education at General Martin Central School, Glenfield, where she graduated with the Class of 1956. For 14 years thereafter, Mrs. Joslin was employed for Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service of Lowville. On December 7, 1957, Shirley was united in marriage with Charles F. Joslin at the First Presbyterian Church, Boonville. After that, the couple settled in Turin and Shirley assumed the role of mother, raising her family. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Patricia B. Buehler-4/13/2016

OTTER LAKE - Patricia (Bathke) Buehler, 72, of State Route 28, wife of Donald F., passed away suddenly at her residence on Friday, April 8, 2016. Affectionately known as Pat, she was born in Utica on February 2, 1944, a daughter of George and Dorothy White Bathke. She grew up in Deerfield, graduating from Whitesboro High School with the Class of 1964. Thereafter, for several years she was employed as a radio assembler at General Electric of Utica. On June 2, 1972, Pat was united in marriage with Donald F. Buehler at the Maynard Methodist Church. After that she settled in Otter Lake, where she and Donald operated Adirondack Acres Game Farm, raising beef and dairy cattle, emu, deer and varieties of exotic birds. Pat and Don were well known for the vegetables that they raised and sold; they also cut and sold firewood. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Peter L. Sweeney III-4/13/2016

WEST LEYDEN – SFC Peter L. Sweeney III, Retired, age 47, husband of Julie M. Weiler Sweeney, passed away at his residence on Saturday, April 9, 2016, in the care of his loving wife, family and close friends. Mr. Sweeney was a lifelong resident of West Leyden, where he attended elementary school, graduating from Adirondack Central School, Boonville, with the Class of 1987. After graduation, he began his 27-year career of service to his country in the U.S. Army, during which time Mr. Sweeney served two consecutive tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, 2002-2005. Since 1993, Pete served in the U.S. Army Reserves 414th Civil Affairs Unit and then the 403rd, retiring in 2013 due to combat related illnesses. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Howard E. St. John-4/13/2016

UTICA - Howard E. St. John, 78, formerly of Deer Run Road, Forestport, husband of the late Barbara, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016, while under the care of his daughter, Sharon, at Utica Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Utica. A native of Utica, Howard was born on April 21, 1937, a son of Windsor and Odila Surprenant St. John. He grew up in Utica, and attended St. Frances DeSales High School. Mr. St. John was employed at Kelsey Hayes Co., Utica; later he was employed for 38 years as a tool and die maker at Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., Utica. After his retirement from Chicago Pneumatic, Howard was employed as a greeter at the North Utica Walmart. On April 24, 1965, Howard was united in marriage with Barbara Wagner at St. Mary’s Church, Utica, where Reverend Norman St. John, brother of Howard, officiated. In 1976, the couple moved to Forestport, settling on Deer Run Road. Mrs. St. John, an active member of St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport, passed away on October 16, 2009. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Nancy Oudheusden-4/6/2016

 Nancy Fitch Field Oudheusden died on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at age 76 after an eight-year struggle with breast cancer.  She was born in Utica, NY, on July 11, 1939, daughter of Norma Joyce Fitch Field and John Weeks Field. She grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, received her bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and her master's degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. Nancy taught math at West High and East Jr. in Sioux City, IA; and at RFA and Staley in Rome, NY. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Sioux City; First Presbyterian in Utica, NY; and First Lutheran in Blair, NE. Nancy was a member of PEO, Red Hat Society, Camera Club, and Chapter President of the DAR.  For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Nancy H. Clark-4/6/2016

LYONS FALLS - Nancy H. Clark, 66, of Weberville Road, wife of Ray E., passed away at her residence, after a long illness, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband, family and Lewis County Hospice, on Saturday, April 2, 2016. She was born in Syracuse on January 13, 1950, a daughter of Bert and Marian Manchester Paro. Raised in a military family, while growing up Nancy lived in Germany, the Syracuse area and in Huntington, LI. She graduated from Central Square High School. On August 6, 1967, Nancy was united in marriage with Ray E. Clark III in Huntington, LI. Later, the couple settled in Fulton, before moving to Parish, where they lived for 25 years. From 1999-2009, Mrs. Clark was employed as a Foster Care Advocate in recruitment and retention of services at Liberty Resources, Fulton, NY. During this time, she furthered her education taking college courses. In 2009, she and Ray both retired from their employments and relocated to their present home near Lyons Falls. For a complete obituary, please pick up copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mary Katherine “Katie” Smith-4/6/2016

UTICA - Mary Katherine “Katie” Smith, 63, widow of Henry H., passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016, while surrounded by loving care from her family, at Faxton–St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness. A native and life resident of Utica, Katie was born on December 31, 1952, a daughter of Charles H. and Mary E. Hall Heburn. She graduated from high school and received as associate’s degree in business management in Utica. For many years, she was employed in accounting for Tehan’s Retail Store, New Hartford, before over 25 years of employment in the business office of The Arc of Oneida and Lewis County, of Utica, retiring as manager of the Accounts Payable Department. On September 8, 1979, Katie was united in marriage with Henry H. Smith at St. Stephen’s Church, Oriskany. During their marriage, the couple greatly enjoyed visiting many locations in the U.S., including Alaska, as well touring local shopping venues. Mr. Smith passed away on February 28, 2014. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Scott M. Kaufman-3/30/2016

FORESTPORT- Scott M. Kaufman, 54, husband of Margaret, passed away at his residence, after a long illness, while surrounded by the loving care of his family on Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 27, 1961, a son of the late John and Veda N. Jones Kaufman. Scott grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he received his education, graduating from Rocky Mountain High School. Thereafter, he lived in Oklahoma, before moving to Dallas, Texas. Later he lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he operated a travel agency. Mr. Kaufman was employed for many years in sales of electronic technology equipment, working and living in California, and Dallas, TX. For a complete obituary, pleasepick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Catherine Felshaw Wymar-3/30/2016

Catherine Felshaw Wymar, age 96, of Rochester, NY, Utica, NY, and Weeki Wachee FL, departed this life on Sunday, March 20, 2016. She received treatment at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Upstate Medical in Syracuse.   She was born on February 7, 1920 in Turin, NY, the daughter of Seth and Ella Gibbs Felshaw. She was a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School (1938) and Geneseo State Teacher’s College (1943). After 40 years of teaching, Catherine retired from Indian Landing Elementary School in Brighten.  She spent this winter at the home of her niece, Trudy and Eric Kennedy, in Utica. Her parents, husband Thomas H. Wymar, and a brother Daniel F. Felshaw Sr. preceded her in death. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Lawrence Moshier-3/30/2016

BOONVILLE - Lawrence F. Moshier, 66, Schuyler Street, husband of Darlene, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since February 2016. He was born in Lowville on April 28, 1948, a son of Henry and Retha Ferguson Moshier, and grew up in the Tug Hill region, west of Glenfield. Lawrence graduated from South Lewis High School, Turin, with the Class of 1968. While in high school, he studied farm equipment management at BOCES in Glenfield. For many years, he was employed at the Barniak Dairy Farm, near Turin, before several years of employment as a concrete carpenter for Frenchie and Crew, Constableville. Later, for several years, Larry was employed as a carpenter for Ed Koss Carpentry of Turin until he retired in 2014 due to illness. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Karl W. Ruth-3/23/2016

LEE CENTER - Karl W. Ruth, 74, of Weaver Road, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 while under the care of Hospice. Karl was born on October 26, 1941 in Rome, a son of Clarence and Edna Widrick Ruth. He was raised on the family farm on Flint Town Road, Ava, and graduated from Boonville Central School with the Class of 1960. Following graduation, Karl worked on the family farm. On January 24, 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany until his honorable discharge on January 19, 1966. For many years, Mr. Ruth was employed at Oneida Container, Co., Vernon, retiring as supervisor of personnel in 1999. A marriage to Eileen Tardbania ended in divorce. Mr. Ruth enjoyed the time he spent hunting and fishing, and working in his vegetable garden. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald

Lynn A. Williams-3/23/2016

REMSEN – Lynn A. Williams, 63, husband of Doreen, lifelong resident of Old State Route 12, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital, while surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy illness. Lynn was born on November 13, 1952 in Constableville, a son of Alfred J. and Myra C. Felshaw Williams. He was raised on the Williams homestead farm, while receiving his education at Remsen Central School, where he graduated with the Class of 1970. Following his graduation, he maintained his work on the family farm and was employed by the Williams Oil Co., Remsen, where he delivered fuel oil, and did furnace maintenance and repair. On February 26, 1983, Lynn was united in marriage with Doreen M. Broadbent. Following their marriage, the couple settled on the family farm where they raised their family. In the early 1990s, Lynn began his employment in the foundry of Gray-Syracuse, Chittenango, now known as Esco Turbine Technologies, where he manufactured airplane parts. Due to illness, Lynn retired after 12 years of employment as floor supervisor. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Wilfred Joseph Grenier-3/16/2016

LYONS FALLS – Wilfred J. Grenier, 82, husband of Mary, longtime resident of Cherry Street, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. Affectionately known as “Willie,” he was born on February 20, 1934, in Tupper Lake, a son of Vincent and Alice Castilloux Grenier. He attended Boonville High School, where he excelled in sports, earning Varsity Letters for baseball, basketball, soccer and track, and was a graduate with the Class of 1952. In his younger days, he worked at Dellerba’s Market, set bowling pins at LaMarca’s and Masonic Temple, shoveled snow and pedaled newspapers. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Connie F. Lisowski-3/16/2016

WEST LEYDEN - Connie F. (Cihocki) Lisowski, 56, of Rhimiller Road, passed away after a sudden illness on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. She was born in Constableville on May 22, 1959, a daughter of Richard E. and Patricia Genther Cihocki Sr. A lifelong resident of the West Leyden area, she received her education at West Leyden Elementary School, graduating from Adirondack Central School, Boonville, with the Class of 1978. Thereafter, for many years she was employed as a wooden clock case maker for Alex Brown Clock Co., West Leyden; following that she was employed as a bartender for many area bar establishments. Later, Connie enrolled at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Psychology. Her last employment for many years was as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant at area nursing homes. On June 30, 1979, she married Randy M. Lisowski at St. Mary’s Church, West Leyden. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

David A. Mehl-3/16/2016

BOONVILLE - David A. Mehl, 51, of Boonville passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Rome Memorial Hospital.  He was born on April 13, 1964 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica, a son of Ronald Mehl, Utica, and Helen Coe Reader, Rome. David attended the Rome City Schools and later went to live with his grandparents, the late Charles and Faye Coe of Boonville. Here is where he helped out and maintained the farm he loved. He attended South Lewis Schools during that time. He later worked a short time at Camden Wire. Then he went on to be the proud owner and operator of Dave’s Auto Recycling of Boonville for over 25 years until having to let go of operations due to health. David married Paula J. Rutz on June 28, 1996 at The Beaches in Rome. David was a proud Pa. He loved his grandchildren very much. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, going to car shows, and maintaining his own little personal farm. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Jon Karl Korber-3/16/2016

Jon Karl Korber, 72, died peacefully at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, on Tuesday evening, March 8, 2016, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was born in Boonville, NY, on November 27, 1943, the son of Karl and Mary (Middlemiller) Korber (Hunt). He was married to his wife of 43 years, Laureen (Leary) on November 17, 1972. He is survived by her, by his daughter Erin (Christian) Lowry and grandson Alexander Lowry, and several cousins. After growing up in Boonville, Jon earned a B.S. Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and then moved to Rochester, NY, where he was employed by Eastman Kodak for over 35 years. He and Laureen were residents of Spencerport for over 40 years, moving to Hilton in 2015. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Therese M. Capone-3/9/2016

OLD FORGE - Therese M. Capone, 72, of Lakeside Terrace Apartments, South Shore Road, a native and former resident of Watertown, and the former Sister Peter Marie of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Order of Watertown, NY, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a short illness. She was born on January 25, 1944, a daughter of Peter and Lena Geno Capone. Therese graduated from Watertown High School, before attending Niagara University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree; later she attended the College of St. Rose, of Albany, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science. At the age of 17, Therese entered the order of Sisters of St. Joseph of Watertown, taking the name of Sister Peter Marie. After her education, she taught first grade for several years in northern New York elementary schools and later was employed as Librarian at Mater Dei College of Ogdensburg. For a time, Sister Peter Marie also resided at Sisters of St. Joseph in Latham, NY. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Gerald R. Emerson-3/9/2016

TURIN - Gerald R. Emerson, 60, of East Road, husband of Hakkyoung, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness. He was born in Constableville on January 20, 1956, a son of Frank Richard and Shirley Leffingwell Emerson. He grew up in Constableville and Turin, attending Constableville Elementary School, graduating from South Lewis Senior High School with the Class of 1974. While in high school, Gerald attended BOCES, where he majored in electrical technology. For many years, Mr. Emerson was employed as an electrician with Phase 4 Builders of Turin; later he was employed as a custodian for several years at Port Leyden Elementary School, retiring in 2015. On August 4, 1990, Gerald was united in marriage with Hakkyoung Na, at their residence on East Road. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Helmuth Lincoln Schmeichel-3/9/2016

AVA - Helmuth Lincoln Schmeichel, 88, a longtime resident of the Town of Ava, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a short illness. He was born in the Bronx, New York City, on February 12, 1928, a son of William and Alma Weiss Schmeichel. Mr. Schmeichel was raised in the Bronx, later moving to Albany, where he was employed as a carpenter for Carpenter’s Union Local 444, Albany, NY. In 1949, Mr. Schmeichel was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps; later he transferred to the U.S. Air Force and served his country while stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. On September 1, 1972, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Tech Sergeant at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome following 20 years of military service. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Rachel Marie Backer-3/2/2016

AVA - Rachel Marie Backer, 15, of East Ava Road, passed away after a short illness at Rome Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Rachel was born on October 11, 2000 in Las Vegas, NV, a daughter of David J. Backer and Michelle Benoit. She grew up in the Las Vegas area, where she attended school, before moving to Ava in September 2015. She was currently a ninth grade student at Adirondack High School, Boonville. Rachel loved music and could sing along to nearly any song on the radio. She had a natural gift of artistry and loved to paint fingernails in the most creative ways. She loved all sorts of animals and they all loved her right back. Above all, she loved to make others laugh, which was easy for her because she had her own unique laugh that no one could resist but to laugh with her. She could smile through any occasion no matter what was going on around her. She was a rare gift of a person that was just too bright and too good for this world. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonvile Herald.

Leah C. Rotenberry-3/2/2016

AVA - Leah C. Rotenberry, 74, of Ava, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Bethany Gardens in Rome. She was born on July 3, 1941, the daughter of the late Wallace and Marie Smiley Feidler. On August 30, 1958, she married Cecil Rotenberry in North Bay. Leah was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Lee Center and the Lee American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Geraldine A. Hastwell-3/2/2016

PORT LEYDEN - Geraldine A. Hastwell, 101, of State Route 12, passed away in the comfort of her home on Friday, February 26, 2016. Geraldine was born in Herrings, NY, on February 17, 1915, a daughter of John and Isabel Campany Shaver. The family moved to Lyons Falls when she was in the seventh grade and graduated from Lyons Falls High School in 1934. After graduation, Geraldine worked for Doctor Vadnei for two years. Later she went to McKeever to work for Gordon Gould, who owned the Gould Paper Company. She married John Clarence Hastwell at St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls, in October 1937. Mr. Hastwell died on June 30, 1972. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, and the Young at Heart Senior Citizens. She enjoyed nature and bird watching. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Pastor Roger J. Crout-3/2/2016

TURIN - Pastor Roger J. Crout, 66, the current pastor of the South Lewis Parish of United Methodist Churches and husband of Linda, passed away at his residence on Monday, February 22, 2016, after a short illness, while surrounded by the loving care of his wife and family. He was born in Elmira on November 6, 1949, a son of Norman and Patricia Church Crout; he grew up in Spencer, NY, in Tioga County, graduating from Spencer Central High School with the Class of 1967. Beginning in November 1970, Mr. Crout served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. In July 1972, he was honorably discharged with the rank of SP4. In April 1972, Roger received The Army Commendation Medal, which was awarded for outstanding performance of duty while serving with the 76th Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company from February 1971-May 1972. Mr. Crout continued his service in the U.S. Army Reserves until November 1976. Mr. Crout furthered his education by completing technical and educational requirements and a two-year apprenticeship from Gleason Works, Rochester, to become a Machinist, and he also completed his studies at Rochester Institute of Technology, becoming a Journeyman in the trade of Tool and Die Maker. In 1981, Mr. Crout graduated from Monroe Community College, Rochester, where he earned an Associate’s For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

David Joseph Howland-3/2/2016

FORESTPORT - David Joseph Howland, 56, of Woodhull Road, husband of Corina “Corky,” passed away suddenly at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, on Monday, February 22, 2016. He was born in Delhi, NY, on January 12, 1960, a son of Leroy Morley and Margaret Julia Norton Howland. David grew up in the Holland Patent, Stittville and Floyd areas, graduating from Holland Patent Central School with the Class of 1978. While in high school, he studied Auto Mechanics at BOCES. Thereafter, he attended MVCC, where he earned a certificate in Drafting. Mr. Howland was gifted with a natural mechanical ability; for many years he was employed as an automobile mechanic at area auto dealerships, until retiring due to a disability. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonvile Herald.

Jean F. Capron-2/24/2016

BOONVILLE - Jean (Flint) Capron, 91, widow of Harry E., a longtime resident of Main Street, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family. Jean is survived by her children, John Capron (Gloria), Modena, NY, William Capron, Portland, OR, David Capron (Donna), Romulus, MI, Susan Capron Davis (Thom), Chicago, IL, Bruce Capron (Barbara) Westernville, Marjorie Capron Mahaffy (John), Boonville, and Andrew Capron (Joyce), Canton, GA; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Marge Larrivey, Boonville, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Robert, David and Wallace, and by two close friends, Monica Williams and Shirley Blair. Also surviving are special friends, Eric Wojahn and Teresa Scheve. She was born in Englewood, NJ, on February 16, 1924, a daughter of Wallace and Lucy Schultheiser Flint. She grew up in Harrington Park, NJ, and graduated from Dumont High School with the Class of 1941. After graduating from high school, Jean furthered her education attending Hackensack Hospital Nursing School, Hackensack, NJ. For the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Peter J. DeVoe-2/24/2016

BOONVILLE - Peter J. DeVoe, 52, husband of Merica, passed away at his residence, after a short illness, while surrounded by the loving care of his family on Friday, February 19, 2016. Peter was born in Rome on June 10, 1963, a son of Ralph E. and Irene Goodhines DeVoe. A lifelong resident of Boonville, he graduated from Adirondack High School with the Class of 1981; thereafter, he furthered his education at SUNY Morrisville, majoring in Farm Management. In 1987, he established a dairy farm on Pete’s Lane near Boonville, which he operated until 2002. In 2003, he purchased the DeVoe Family Homestead Farm, where he grew up, on West Leyden Road. Thereafter, he was employed as a carpenter for Creekside Builders, Boonville, and later as a contractor for Time Warner Cable, Syracuse. Mr. DeVoe was currently employed as a custodian at Adirondack High School, Boonville. On August 1, 2015, Peter was united in marriage with Merica LaVeck in Boonville. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Stella Kaiding Henry-2/24/2016

BOONVILLE - Stella Kaiding Henry, 89, of Post Street passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Rome Memorial Hospital after a three-week illness. She was born on January 24, 1927 in Boonville, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Sobolewski Szewczyk. She grew up on Mohawk Hill and graduated from Constableville High School in 1944. She married David Kaiding and the couple operated a dairy farm on Fish Creek Road for many years. She later married Louis Henry who predeceased her in 2007. Stella was an avid card player, enjoyed dancing, traveling, and for several years wintered in Florida. Surviving are her children, Dixie and Charles Armstrong, Blossvale, Marsha and Paul McCadam, Falmouth, MA, Durinda and Nick Durr, Clinton, Cameron and Cheryl Kaiding, Boonville, Blane and Lisa Kaiding, Boonville, and Derek and Cheraye Kaiding, Ortonville, MI; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Kaiding, Newport, NY; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special stepdaughter, Rose Marie and Kevin Moore; and several nieces and nephews. Stella was predeceased by a son, Randall Kaiding in 1984, and siblings, Eva, Louise, Joan, Helen and John. For the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville herald.

Thomas J. Collins-2/24/2016

 Thomas J.  Collins, 81, of Jamesville passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Born in Syracuse on September 24, 1934, he was the son of James and Genevieve Collins. He graduated from St. Vincent DePaul and Morrisville College. Thomas served in the Air Force Reserves. He worked for New York Telephone and retired from AT&T, where he was a lineman and trouble shooter, and he was also a landlord, general contractor and heavy equipment operator. Thomas was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Myrtle E. Holmes-2/24/2016

WESTERNVILLE - Myrtle E. Holmes, 89, widow of Elmer, longtime resident of Tannery Road, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Friday, February 19, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford. Myrtle was born on February 26, 1926, a daughter of William L. and Clara J. Nieman Williams.  She grew up in the Steuben and Westernville areas, where she attended a one-room schoolhouse on Carmichael Hill, before graduating from Holland Patent High School with the Class of 1946.  Following graduation, she was employed for the Olney and Floyd Canning Factory, Lee Center. On January 12, 1946, Myrtle was united in marriage with Elmer A. Holmes at the Westernville Presbyterian Manse. The couple settled on Tannery Road in 1948.  Mr. Holmes, a WWII veteran and employee of Rome Cable, passed away on April 13, 1968. Following the unexpected death of her husband, Myrtle dedicated her life to her children and raised them in a loving home. For over 20 years, Myrtle was employed as a correctional officer for the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department, Oriskany, until her retirement in 1992. For a time, she served as the Town of Western Tax Collector, as well as on the Election Board. She was also a member of Friends of the Library. For the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Anthony (Tony) Kwasniewski-2/17/2016

BOONVILLE - Anthony Kwasniewski, 94, affectionately known as Tony, of LaChausse Road, husband of Netina (Nina), and a former longtime resident of Route 26, at Stokes, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016, at Abraham House Hospice Facility of Utica. He was born in West Leyden on August 11, 1921, a son of Ludwig and Anna Bresden Kwasniewski. Tony grew up on the Kwasniewski Homestead Farm on the Kirk Road, near West Leyden. He attended West Leyden Central School, later receiving his GED and for a time he was employed at General Cable Co. of Rome. Beginning in 1942, during WWII, Mr. Kwasniewski served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps; he was stationed at a base in Alaska and then at bases in the U.S., serving as an aircraft mechanic. In 1945, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Carolyn Jean Grady-2/17/2016

BOONVILLE - Carolyn Jean Grady, 72, passed away suddenly at her residence on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. She was born in Utica on August 13, 1943, a daughter of Eugene M. “Pete” and Stella Karpinski Doolen. Later she moved to Boonville with her family where they purchased a farm on East Road in Boonville. She completed her education in Boonville, graduating from high school with the Class of 1961. Thereafter, Carolyn attended SUNY Plattsburg, where she majored in business. For many years, Carolyn lived in Poughkeepsie, where she operated a deli and operated a kennel, where she raised Standard Poodles and cared for dogs. In the late 1980s she relocated to Taberg and for 20 years was employed as a financial auditor for Bank of NY Mellon, at Oriskany, retiring in 2010. In 2006, she moved to Boonville, later moving to her parents’ home on the East Road. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonvillle Herald.

Janet K. Bradley-2/17/2016

FORESTPORT - Janet K. Bradley, 70, widow of Joseph, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016, after being stricken at home. Jan was born on September 7, 1945 in Watertown, a daughter of Kenneth and Shirley Warren Beckstead. She was raised in the Watertown area where she was educated. She resided in Herkimer for several years, before her marriage to Joseph Bradley on August 20, 1991. Following her marriage, the couple moved to Forestport, where she has since lived. Mr. Bradley, a retired inspector at Special Metals, New Hartford, passed away on January 8, 1997. Jan enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens. She was very proud of her 30 years of sobriety, and volunteered many years for AA, where she sponsored and supported so many. Her dog “Eros” was her pride and joy. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mrs. Marilee Smykla-2/17/2016

MAYFIELD, NY – Marilee Smykla, 56, of Mayfield, wife of Michael, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. She was born in Lowville on January 30, 1960, a daughter of the late Robert and Barbara Fahey Maryhugh. Marilee worked as a teacher’s aide for several Gloversville elementary schools and took great pride in educating children. She loved being around her family and friends, and will be truly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her beloved husband of 34 years, Mike Smykla, of Mayfield; sons Brandon and Shane Smykla, both of Mayfield; brothers, Mitch Maryhugh (Barbara), Mark Maryhugh (Colleen) and Matt Maryhugh (Nancy); and a sister, Michele Pirro (Steve). Marilee is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Melody Green, in 2012. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Richard V. Dardano-2/17/2016

BOONVILLE - Richard V. Dardano, 83, of Pine Lane, passed away on Saturday, February 13, at SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Richard was born in Utica, NY, on January 19, 1933, a son of Salvatore and Agnes Landoff Dardano. He grew up in Utica and graduated from Proctor High School. He then attended Utica College for three years. Dick served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. He began his employment in 1956 at R.A.D.C., Rome, and in 1965 transferred to NAFAC Egg Harbor Township, NJ. He married Marsha Linck on November 24, 1962 at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. In 1967, the family moved to Oxen Hill, Maryland, where Dick was employed for the F.A.A. in Washington DC. In 1972, the family moved back to New Jersey where Dick worked for NAFAC, retiring on October 25, 1983 with over 29 years serving the U.S. government. After he retired, the couple moved to Tucson, Arizona, and then returned to Boonville in 2004. Dick was a member of the Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey VFW and the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League, all of Boonville; he was a life member of D.A.V., and he was active in the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Church throughout his life. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Anna M. Outtrim-2/10/2016

ROME - Anna M. Outtrim, 77, of West Dominick Street, a former resident of Boonville, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since January 2016. She was born in Norwich, NY, on October 16, 1938, a daughter of Guy H. and Naomi Tuttle Hubbard. Affectionately known as Ann, she grew up in the hamlet of Penny Settlement, Town of Lyonsdale, where she attended rural school, later graduating from Port Leyden High School with the Class of 1957. In November 1959, she married Paul Outtrim at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Christina M. Henry-2/10/2016

BOONVILLE – Christina M. Henry, 85, a lifelong resident of Boonville, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on March 27, 1930, in Boonville, the daughter of William J. and Dorothy Cavanagh Moonan, and was affectionately known as “Teenie.” Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Gordon L. Henry on April 12, 1991, whom she married on September 25, 1948; a daughter, Dorae; a son, Michael; and brothers, William, John, Edward and Kenneth Moonan. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Constance Zeigler-2/10/2016

BOONVILLE – Constance (Connie) Zeigler, 80, of Ford Street, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on October 2, 1935 in Lockport, NY, a daughter of Raymond P. and Jane M. Rignall Linck. The family moved to Boonville in 1942 and Connie graduated from Boonville High School in 1952. She furthered her education at the Utica School of Commerce and obtained a secretarial position at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome. Connie married Robert J. Zeigler on May 5, 1960 in Boonville. The couple settled on Ford Street, Boonville, and Connie was employed at the Grand Union in Boonville. She also worked for Dr. Vella in the dental office for a few years. In 1970, she began her career at G.T.E. in Boonville as a secretary. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Carolyn Trombley-2/10/2016

PORT LEYDEN - Carolyn M. Trombley, 81, of Douglas Street, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, February 3, 2016 in Charlotte, NC, at the home of her daughter Lori, with whom she had resided for the past year. She was born in Lowville on June 23, 1934, the daughter of Bruce and Mary LaMoine Monnat Martin, and was a graduate of Beaver River High School. She married Donald Trombley on October 3, 1953 in St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Croghan. She was employed by the United States Postal Service as a clerk in Port Leyden and Lyons Falls for 32 years, retiring in October 1998 and had also been employed as a cashier for Lyons Falls Great American for 29 years, retiring in December 2007. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Heather Maureen MacDougall-2/10/2016

BOONVILLE - Heather Maureen MacDougall, 46, born on January 9, 1970, transcended this life on Monday, February 1, 2016 with such power and grace. Heather was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many that shared her love. A few of her passions were creating and composing beautiful music, communing with nature, the ocean, riding horses, and Harley's. Her greatest joy was spending precious moments with her children and grandchildren; Jessica and Shawn Huebner, parents to Caleb, 4, and Abby, 1, and Matthew and Amy Tanner, parents to Avery, 8, and Madalyn, 4. She was the youngest of her siblings, Scott, Debra, Laurel, Kevin, Leslie, and Kimberly MacDougall, and Lynne Pitcher. She was predeceased by her eldest sister, Judith Arno, and parents, Barry and Lucille MacDougall. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Orrin W. Hill-2/3/2016

TURIN – Orrin W. Hill, 81, longtime resident of Lyman Street, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at St. Luke’s Home, New Hartford, following a brief illness. Orrin was born on September 26, 1934 in Lowville, a son of Miles and Mary Reed Hill. He spent his younger years in Turin and Rome, where he graduated from Rome Free Academy with the Class of 1952. Following graduation, he worked as an auto mechanic for area car dealerships. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

George V. Roarick-2/3/2016

George V. Roarick, 63, of Mexico passed on to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 26, 2016 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, after a long illness. Born in Gloversville, NY, he moved to Virginia at age 3, then to a dairy farm in Ohio at age 13. When he graduated from high school, he went into the United States Navy for 11 years. He then worked for Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant, now Excelon for 33 years, retiring in March of 2015. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Myrtle Hayes Bush-2/3/2016

Myrtle Hayes Bush, 91, of Syracuse, NY, died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 21, 2016. She was born and raised in Constableville, NY, on the Tug Hill Plateau. She grew up playing the trombone in a band with her father and also playing the organ at church. One day after church, she found a local farm boy, Leon Bush, waiting for her. He became the love of her life. They were happily married for 44 years until his death in 1990. At an early age, Myrtle felt called to become a nurse. She came to Syracuse to attend St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in the 1940s. She and Leon married in 1945, and eventually settled permanently in Syracuse where they owned and operated Lee’s Feed Store, a historic mill built in 1813 in the city’s Valley section. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

John R. Peek-2/3/2016

GLENFIELD - John R. Peek, 71, of East Shore Road, Glenfield, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in Cape Coral, FL, after fighting an eight-year battle with Merkel cell cancer. John was born on December 31, 1944 in Rome, NY, a son of the late Willard and Tecla Taraps Peek. He graduated from Holland Patent Central School in 1962 and SUNY Cortland in 1967. He taught physical education at Waterloo Elementary School and on August 17, 1968, he married Janette M. Hayes at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Holland Patent. He began teaching at South Lewis Central School in 1971 and taught there until his retirement in 1998. He coached lacrosse, basketball and golf. He enjoyed fishing and kayaking. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Clifford J. Seelman-2/3/2016

CONSTABLEVILLE - Clifford J. Seelman, 93, passed away at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, on January 25, 2016. He had been a resident there since August 2014. Clifford was born in Constableville on August 10, 1922, a son of Joseph and Clara Weiler Seelman. He grew up in Constableville and graduated from Constableville High School. He helped operate the family farm and had a trucking business hauling milk cans and bagged feed to area farmers. Clifford bought a larger truck where he delivered bulk feed. Eventually he sold his truck to Ernie Freeman where he continued to drive for Freeman Trucking. In his later years he was employed at the courthouse in Lowville in the maintenance department. Cliff enjoyed being outdoors, especially mowing lawns and snow blowing. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Phyllis L. Hutchins-1/27/2016

BOONVILLE - Phyllis L. Hutchins, 85, of Main Street, widow of Harvey E., passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2014. A native and lifelong resident of Main Street, Boonville, she was born on April 8, 1930, a daughter of Henry and Jesse Wade Boyce. She graduated from Boonville Central School. While attending high school, Phyllis began part-time employment as a telephone operator at the Black River Telephone Company of Boonville. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Suzanne M. Dietz-1/27/2016

MARIETTA, PA - Suzanne M. Dietz, 73, of Marietta, Pennsylvania, went to the loving arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital, losing her battle with cancer. Born in Bronxville, NY, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah (Quinn) Buchala. Suzanne was the wife of Marlin Dietz Jr. with whom she celebrated 41 years of marriage this past April 27. Suzanne had an amazing smile; she was outgoing and lit up the room. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She retired from Longwood Manor as a CNA. Suzanne was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Mount Joy VFW Auxiliary and the Marietta American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Francis J. Kelleher-1/20/2016

LITTLE FALLS, NY - Mr. Francis J. Kelleher, age 92, a World War II Veteran, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at his residence. Francis was born on October 19, 1923 in his family home to the late Patrick and Margaret (Hartnett) Kelleher. Francis was educated in rural school and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1941. After graduation, Francis was drafted in the Army, where he proudly served his country under General Patton in World War II's Battle of Bulge. He was honorably discharged in April of 1946. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Susan A. Johnstone-1/20/2016

BOONVILLE - Susan A. Johnstone, 60, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since May 2015. For many years she resided on Erwin Street in Boonville, before moving to Kortenaer Village, Boonville. She was born in Constableville on December 19, 1955, a daughter of Robert and Charlotte Hall Johnstone. Sue grew up on the North Lake Road, near Forestport, and received her education at Boonville Central School, graduating from Adirondack Central School with the Class of 1976. For many years, Sue was employed for the Rome Sentinel in paper delivery in the Boonville area, and she also served as a volunteer in Mrs. Emery’s classes at Boonville Elementary School. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Rita F. Weibel-1/13/2016

LEE CENTER - Rita F. Weibel, 87, of Steadman Road passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 25, 1928 in West Leyden, a daughter of Elmer and Edna Greene Fey. She graduated from West Leyden High School in 1946 and operated the West Leyden School cafeteria for two years. Rita helped operate her father’s farm until she married Eugene Weibel on June 9, 1951. After that, the couple operated a farm on the Steadman Road, where she was a dedicated farmer and homemaker. She loved animals, especially her blue cows, calves and heifers. She had 25 head of blue cattle, along with many others. Her husband Eugene survives her. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Robert F. Pratt-1/13/2016

AVA - Robert F. Pratt, 71, of the West Ava Road, more recently of the Stokes-Lee Center Road, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital.  He was born in Rome, NY, on February 10, 1944, a son of Lyle and Pauline Weibel Pratt. On July 1, 1961 he married Viola Pritchard in Taberg. He was awarded a Boonville High School diploma in 1966. From 1967-68 he served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and was wounded, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Bob was employed at Rome Strip Steel for 33 years and was co-owner with his brother, Bill, of Pratt Brothers Roofing. He served as Town of Ava Supervisor for several years. He was a member of the Lee Legion. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

DeEtta M. Jaconski-1/13/2016

 DeEtta Jaconski, 93, of Westmoreland, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at home with her daughters by her side. She was born on December 24, 1922 in Croghan, NY, daughter of the late Ella and George K. Lane Sr. She was a loving mother and a devoted wife to the late Theodore Jaconski for 62 years. The death of Ted in June of 2013 broke her heart.  She was employed for many years in the food service industry, both in New York and Connecticut. She enjoyed watching the birds and deer in her backyard from her sun porch. She loved sitting on a park bench in Old Forge drinking strawberry milkshakes and watching the ducks. She enjoyed listening to country music, playing cards, cheering for SU football/basketball games, watching Lawrence Welk every Saturday night, and baking cookies for her grandchildren. DeEtta em-braced everyone with her loving personality and compassionate heart. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Frank E. Larrivey-1/13/2016

ROME - Frank E. Larrivey, 82, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. Frank was born in Utica on June 11, 1933, a son of the late Richard D. and Rosella Hoffman Larrivey. In his early life, his family moved to Boonville, NY. He received his education from Boonville High School and graduated with the class of 1951. On June 7, 1958 in St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Piatkowski, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Sosnowski Piatkowski. After graduation, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Navy on October 14, 1952. He re-ceived his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, MD. He also attended the Hospital Corpsman School while at Bainbridge. After graduation, he served at Portsmouth, NH, and Newport, RI. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

David E. Zurbrugg-1/13/2016

LYONS FALLS - David E. Zurbrugg, 71, of 4030 Edgewood Drive, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, January 7, 2016. He was born on January 9, 1944 in Rome, the son of Oscar and Jeanne Burns Zurbrugg, and was a graduate of Lyons Falls High School. A Vietnam Veteran, he served with the United States Army from August 11, 1967 until April 17, 1972. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with Four Bronze Service Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a graduate of Clarkson University, Canton, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Master Sergeant Harold Haig Sr. USAF Retired-1/6/2016

CONSTABLEVILLE - Harold Haig Sr., 90, of the Spencer Road passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. Harold was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 22, 1925, a son of Frank Haig Jr. and Thresa Townsend Haig. He lived in the Bustleton area and attended Wilson School. Harold was a 32-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enlisted in May of 1943 and served in the China-Burma-India Theater during WW II.  Later, he was in the original “Boys from Syracuse” National Guard and then became a full-time Air Force Reservist stationed at Willow Grove, PA, where he was activated several times, once during the Cuban Crisis. Harold was a crew chief on C119s and on C130s, retiring in 1985 as a master sergeant. He was a Ford mechanic intermittently throughout his life, taking after his father. He married Elizabeth L. Sill on July 19, 1952, in Minetto, NY. The Haigs moved to Pennsylvania, living in Levittown for a time, then moving to Warminster, Bucks County, when he became a full-time Air Force Reservist. Upon his retirement, the Haigs moved to their present home in Constableville where Harold was active in the Lost Trail Snowmobile Club as a groomer driver and also enjoyed riding the trails. Other interests he enjoyed were keeping track of weather statistics, camping, NASCAR, Indy cars, and puttering around the house where he was able to fix just about everything. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Christopher C. Phelps-1/6/2016

Christopher C. Phelps, 38, of Utica, formerly of Remsen, a very detailed oriented tattoo artist in the area, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 21, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born in Utica on April 29, 1977, a son of Bruce and Theresa Charney Phelps. He grew up in Remsen and graduated from Remsen Central School in 1995. Chris attended Cazenovia College for graphic design. He was employed at Symeon’s Restaurant as a cook and then he started tattooing in 2003 for Eternal Images, Utica. Chris currently was a tattoo artist at Rockin Horse Tattoo and Piercing, New Hartford. He enjoyed woodworking, camping and kayaking on the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Utica. He ran the Boilermaker two times. Chris was a phenomenal tattooist and his expertise was known throughout the area. He had a great passion for his work and enjoyed sharing it with others. He had a great love for his family and his dog, Archer. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Jeannette M. Remp Sawyer-1/6/2016

BOONVILLE - Jeannette Remp Sawyer, 84, widow of Kenneth, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided in September.  She was born in Hartford, CT, on May 15, 1931, a daughter of Leo E. and Bridget (Beatrice) Cullina Remp. Jeannette attended school in Glasenbury, CT, moving to Rome in 1947, where she graduated from Rome Free Academy with the Class of 1949; later that year she relocated to Boonville. Thereafter, she continued her education at Utica School of Commerce, American Institute of Banking, and in 1986 she attended the School of Management at University of Massachusetts.  In May 1955, Jeannette began a long and satisfying career of over 45 years at Rome Savings Bank, retiring on December 31, 2000 as Vice President of the Residential Mortgage Department. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Larry R. Mulligan-1/6/2016

PORT LEYDEN - Larry R. Mulligan, 68, of 7025 West Main Street, died on Sunday night, December 20, 2015 in the Syracuse Veterans Hospital, where he had been a patient since December 3. He was born on February 14, 1948 in Boonville, the son of Richard and Doris Marcy Mulligan. A resident of Port Leyden, he graduated from Port Leyden Central School in 1966. A Vietnam War veteran, he served with the United States Marine Corps from December 30, 1966 until December 3, 1970 and then served in the Reserves until November 29, 1972.  He was a decorated Marine and was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Four Stars, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Good Conduct Medal. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

William E. Ingersoll-1/6/2016

AVA - William E. Ingersoll, 67, of Krupp Road, husband of Janette, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He was born in Norwich, NY, on July 27, 1948, a son of Thomas D. and Eleanor Knowlton Ingersoll Sr, growing up in Hartwick, NY, and in Poland, NY, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1966. Thereafter, he was employed as a plumber’s apprentice. On March 4, 1968, Mr. Ingersoll enlisted in the U.S. Army; in April 1968, he reenlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served his country during a 20-year Air Force career, until his honorable discharge on June 30, 1988. While in the Air Force, he attended college, earning an Associate’s Degree in Aero Technology. During his military career, Airman Ingersoll was stationed at various Air Force bases until 1972-1974, when he was stationed in Vietnam serving as an aircraft mechanic on the aircraft supply line during the Vietnam War. Afterwards, Airman Ingersoll continued his service as an aircraft mechanic at Dover, DE, Air Force Base, Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, and Keflavik Air Force Base in Iceland, before returning to Griffiss Air Force Base, where he was discharged with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Marilyn R. Hoffman-1/6/2016

REMSEN - Marilyn R. (Jones) Hoffman, 80, of Old State Route 12, widow of Raymond F., passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family at the Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Facility, New Hartford, on Monday, December 28, 2015. A native and life resident of Remsen, Marilyn was born on January 2, 1935, a daughter of Helen and Theodore Yager. She received her education at Remsen Central School. On October 18, 1952, Marilyn was united in marriage with Raymond F. Hoffman at St. Leo’s Church, Holland Patent. Thereafter, the couple resided on Old State Route 12. From 1970 until she retired in 1994, Mrs. Hoffman was employed as a school bus driver for the Remsen Central School District. Mr. Hoffman, a retiree from Williams Oil Co., Remsen, passed away on May 13, 2014. Marilyn was a member of St. Ann’s Church, Hinckley, and she greatly enjoyed working word puzzles.  For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Steven Allen “Gus” Drake-1/6/2016

Steven Allen “Gus” Drake lost his ferocious nine-month battle with COPD on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at home in Forestport, NY, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 21, 1952 in Suffern, NY, to Allen R. and Audrey (Snyder) Drake. After high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served at Fort Ord, CA. Upon discharge, he moved to the Adirondack Mountains where he had fond memories growing up with visits to his cousin and fishing partner Bill Wanamaker’s family camp in Raquette Lake. In 1972, he convinced his parents and the rest of the family to move up to Inlet and purchase Babcock’s Restaurant, now Drake’s Inn. In June of 1974, Gus found the love of his life, Ellen (Mitchell) Drake, and they were happily married for 41 years. For a complete obituary please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Shirley A. Remillard-1/6/2016

FAIRPORT - Shirley A. (Smith) Remillard, 66, of Fairport, NY, a former resident of Baldwinsville, native of Constableville, NY, and widow of Bruce L., passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a brief illness. She was a daughter of Francis J. “Joe” and Mary Wynn Smith of Constableville, NY. Shirley graduated from South Lewis Senior High School, Turin, with the Class of 1967. She continued her education through Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, earning a degree as a radiologic technician. She retired from the healthcare industry in 2013, settling in Fairport, NY, to be closer to her grandchildren. On August 16, 1969, Shirley was united in marriage with Bruce L. Remillard at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. Mr. Remillard passed away on February 27, 2010.

Kenneth P. Long-1/6/2016

ROME - Kenneth P. Long, 89, husband of the late Beatrice, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the Masonic Care Community, Utica. At one time, he was employed at Mohawk Containers. Later, for many years, Mr. Long was employed at Rome Air Development Center, retiring as chief of the procurement division of RADC. For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

John L. Lorentz Jr.-12/23/2015

BOONVILLE - John L. Lorentz, Jr. 52, of Ford Street, affectionately known as “Little John,” passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
He was born in Quantico, VA, on February 21, 1963, a son of John L. and Edith M. Litz Sr. John’s father served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Little John grew up in various places in the U.S., before living in Yuma, AZ, where he graduated from Kofa High School of Yuma. Thereafter, he furthered his education in college before serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. At one time John was married to Sandy Thomas. In 1998, he moved to Boonville, where he had made his home with his mother, Edie.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mitchell Kogut II-12/23/2015

Mitchell Kogut II, 67, of Portland, CT, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015 with his loving wife, Lori (Coleman) Kogut, by his side. Born in Boonville, NY, on February 9, 1948, he was the son of the late Mitchell and Helen (Adour) Kogut.
Mitchell graduated Boonville High School in 1966 and went on to graduate from Plattsburg College in NY. Mitchell was a heart transplant recipient in 1994; he always considered himself blessed to be able to spend the last 23 years with his loving wife, to see his children marry and to become a grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed cooking, camping, and traveling. Mitchell worked as a salesman for most of his career, including the McDonald Corporation, the Carrington Company in Southington, and retired as an Educational Software Salesperson.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Ryan J. McConnell-12/23/2015

MASSENA - Ryan J. McConnell, 33, of County Route 40, formerly of Old Forge, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, after a short illness. Mr. McConnell was presently employed as Branch Manager for Seacomm Federal Credit Union of Massena.
Ryan grew up in Boonville, before moving to Old Forge, where he attended Town of Webb School, graduating with the Class of 2000. While in high school, he greatly enjoyed participating on the soccer, basketball and golf teams. During his teenage years he was employed at Adirondack Pizzeria of Old Forge, and while in college, he was employed for his father as a carpenter at Peter Ferris and Son Builders.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Francis S. Lee-12/23/2015

LOWVILLE – Francis S. Lee, 94, of Park Avenue, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Lewis County General Hospital.
Francis was born on June 2, 1921, in Turin, a son of the late Garret and Margaret Miller Lee. After attending a one-room schoolhouse and General Martin School, Francis was employed by the Town of Lowville. He earned his dynamite license, and ran the shovel for the quarry in Lowville and during the winter months was a snowplow driver. He retired in 1986. On August 24, 1951, Francis was married to Marilyn Dixie Post at the First Presbyterian Church in Lowville with Dr. O.T. Anderson officiating, and the couple made their home in Lowville.
Francis was an avid horseman and had a great love for the Lewis County Fair. He helped Donnie Burgy rebuild the inside of the “show ring” and “warm up ring” at least twice. He was the very dependable night watchman for the horses each year during the fair. Francis also drove the bus for the drum and bugle corps.
Francis was a member of the Lowville #134, F & AM Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Caroline Matula-12/16/2015

BOONVILLE - Caroline Matula, 92, a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, formerly of Route 12, Lyons Falls, died peacefully on Sunday afternoon, December 6, 2015 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided since June 2009.
Caroline was born at the farm homestead in Turin, New York on October 30, 1923, a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Hadik Paluck. She attended country school on Tug Hill and Turin School. On July 15, 1950, she married Stephen J. Matula at St. Mary’s Church in Glenfield. Together, the couple owned and operated dairy farms on the East Road in Port Leyden, and later on the West Road in Constableville. The couple later moved to Lyons Falls. She loved the farm and farm life. She enjoyed her cat

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Mary Louise Searle-12/16/2015

Mary Louise Searle of Melbourne, FL, died on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the age of 94.
She was married to Seeley Hodge in 1951 and they spent much of their married life in the Sloansville, Boonville and Forestport, NY, areas before Seeley’s death in 1979. In 1982, she met and married William Searle. They spent their time in Forestport in the summer months and Melbourne, FL in the winter months. Following William’s death, Mary moved permanently to Melbourne, where she has lived these past years.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

H. Jean Siegel-12/16/2015

NORTH WESTERN - H. Jean Siegel, 78, of State Route 46, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at her residence while under the loving care of her family and Hospice Care.
She was born in Ramsey, Illinois, on March 12, 1937, a daughter of Raymond and Elsie Hooker Manley. Jean grew up in Ramsey, moving to Chicago in her teen years, where she completed her education. On July 22, 1964, she was united in marriage with Airman LeRoy E. Siegel in Great Falls, Montana, where Mr. Siegel was serving his country in the U.S. Air Force.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Robert E. Mercer-12/16/2015

BOONVILLE - Robert E. Mercer, 72, of Boonville and Largo, FL, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, in Florida, after a long illness.
He was born on September 6, 1943, in Carthage, NY, a son of the late Earl R. and Gladys (Biccum) Mercer. On April 15, 1968, he married Elizabeth (Betsy) Kowalik at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Mr. Mercer was a partner in Mercer’s Dairy, Inc. of Boonville for over 30 years before it was sold in 2002.
Bob and his family resided in Boonville; after retiring, he spent winters in Florida. Robert was an avid snowmobile rider and raced in several snowmobile races in the Eastern United States, where he won numerous trophies.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Parker Snead-12/16/2015

Parker Snead was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 4, 1947. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia and Dallas, Texas.
He was a fourth generation member of the Adirondack League Club where, for many years, he owned his family’s camp on Lake Honnedaga. It was there, as a child, that he developed his love for boats and boating. Combined with his spirit for adventure, he took to sea and earned his 200-ton Coast Guard Masters License.
During his career as a charter yacht captain, he met Joan Cooke in Key West, and they married in Abaco, Bahamas, in January 1981. They owned and operated a variety of motor and sailing yachts, which they chartered to guests all over the Bahamas, South Florida, the Great Lakes, Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. Some of his favorite adventures were at sea.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

12.9.15-12/9/2015

Over the years, I have received much advice from many people. That advice has served me well. I will now share some of that advice in the hope that it will serve you well, too.
“Wash your hands often...Make sure the water is hot...Keep washing your hands for as long as it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday.’” That advice came from my grandmother. She kept the cleanest house imaginable and made sure her grandson was clean, too. My grandmother died decades before the invention of hand sanitizer. Had she lived to she the marketing of that great invention, she would never have left home without a small bottle, which is what her grandson never fails to do.
“If you own the book,” a teacher told me in my first year of high school, “mark it up. Make it your own. Underline. Make notes in the margins.” I’ve done exactly that since high school, which was a long time and many books ago.
“Don’t stare at people.” This advice was given to me by an elementary school teacher who told me it was rude for me to constantly look at Linda Evans. What made my stare so obvious was that Linda sat at the desk directly behind mine. If I had a picture of Linda to show you, it would be obvious why I went through elementary school with a sore neck.
“Take the stairs instead of the elevator...Park as far away from the store you are going to and walk across the lot.” I heard someone give this advice many years ago to a friend of mine who was trying to shed a few pounds. I wasn’t trying then, but I am now, and I take stairs and walk across parking lots.
“The house always wins.” I traveled to Las Vegas several times before learning the wisdom of that advice given to me by someone who knows gambling and odds. I would add this advice to his: “The house doesn’t win every time, but over the long run they always do because if the house didn’t always win, there wouldn’t be a house.”
“If you tell one person a secret, it isn’t a secret,” which someone once told me. The reason that is true is because this is true: “Nobody can keep a secret. Nobody.”
Speaking of secrets, an old newspaper photographer once told me the secret to get that one good picture. “Shoot dozens of pictures of the same thing. One of your shots will be good enough to make it into the newspaper. Film is cheap so shoot away.” (A long time ago photographers used film.) That old photog was right, of course. The more pictures you shoot, the better the odds are that you’ll get a good one. And these days we don’t even have to buy film.
Speaking of pictures, that same photog told me to use a felt tip pen to write the date the picture was taken on the reverse side. And if people were in the photo to write down their names. “You might think you’ll never forget,” he said, “but you’ll forget.”
A writer/editor at that same newspaper, who forgot more about writing than I’ll ever know, once asked me this question: “What separates writers from other people?” I shrugged my shoulders. “Writers write. Others talk about writing. You must write daily.” He also told me that one of the best ways to learn to write was to read good writers.
“Don’t save pennies,” my grandfather told me. They take too long to add up to anything, he said. Instead, save nickels, dimes and quarters. Easy for him to say, but back then my weekly allowance was 50 cents. My grandfather added that the key to growing your savings account was not so much the amount you saved but the consistency in which you saved.
Oh, and one other piece of advice from my grandmother was to come home early. “Nothing good ever happens at two o’clock in the morning.”
It took awhile, but eventually I found out that all of the people quoted above were absolutely correct about those things and many others.

Bertha Z. Brownell-12/9/2015

BOONVILLE - Bertha Z. Brownell, 89, a longtime resident of East Road, widow of Arthur E., passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since March, 2014.
She was born in Oneida on October 3, 1926, a daughter of Gottfried and Louise Grunenwald Zeller. Bertha grew up in the hamlet of Hillside in the Town of Western, where she attended Hillside Rural School, completing her education at Boonville Central School, where she graduated with the Class of 1944. After that, she was employed for a textile company in Utica.

Brandi Charlene Hines-12/9/2015

Brandi Charlene Hines, daughter and step-daughter of Gordon and Mary-Jo Hines, Jacksonville, North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly in Lander, Wyoming, on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
She was born on July 11, 1989 to Gordon Hines and Laurie Lopez. She leaves to mourn her brother, Gordon and Tawnee (Standing Rock) Hines and their children, Tashina and Dominic of Washakie, Wyoming; grandparents, Charlene and Maynard Capron, and William and Betty LaQuay, all of Boonville; aunts, Susan (Wayne) Fristik, Waterville, and Tracy (Hubie) Iseneker, Rome; uncle Bill Ostrander (Lou), Utica; great-aunts, Joyce (Hines) Schuez (Harold), Ballwin, MO, and Barbara (Hines) Sykes, Boon

Mrs. Jane Blakeslee-12/9/2015

UTICA - Jane (Hall) Blakeslee, 96, widow of Fred W., passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Masonic Care Community, Utica.
She was born on December 2, 1919, on the Hall homestead on Potato Hill Road near Boonville, a daughter of Garry J. and Lulu Marcy Hall. Jane grew up on lower Main Street in Boonville, and graduated from Boonville High School with the Class of 1937. Thereafter, she furthered her education by attending Syracuse University and Canton ATI, where she earned a degree as a Registered Dietician. During World War II, Mrs. Blakeslee was employed as a dietician at Grace New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; after that she was employed as a dietician in other locations.

Mrs. Betty C. Esch-12/2/2015

FORESTPORT - Betty Jones Esch, 93, a longtime resident of North Lake Road, Forestport, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since December 2013.
She was born in Rome, on August 20, 1922, a daughter of Frank and Adele Roux Cushman. She grew up in Forestport, beginning her education at the Wheelertown Rural School, Town of Ohio, later graduating from Forestport Central School with the Class of 1940. 

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of Boonville Herald.

Joyce A. Faber Turk Prest-12/2/2015

BLOSSVALE – Joyce A. Faber Turk Prest, 79, State Route 13, died on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, in St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford.
Born in Syracuse on December 28, 1935, she was the daughter of John J. and Ruth Elizabeth Leader Luchsinger. Joyce resided in the McConnellsvile area for the past three years; prior to that she lived in Canastota from 1981 to 2012, the Verona area from 1965 to 1981 and North Bay area. She was a graduate of Adirondack High School Class of 1953 and the Madison-Oneida BOCES (nursing program).

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James Paul Ryan-11/25/2015

FORESTPORT - James Paul Ryan, 75, of Forestport, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 peacefully at home.
He was born on January 1, 1940, the son of Percy and Blanche Ryan. Jim was a graduate of the Town of Webb School. On January 31, 1959, he married Kathleen Marie Gribneau in St. Anthony’s Church, Inlet. Kathleen passed away on September 20, 2009.

Michael J. Crill-11/18/2015

WEST LEYDEN - Michael J. Crill, 44, of State Route 26, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Rome Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.
He was born in Rome, NY, on July 8, 1971, a son of Ronald and Patricia Whaley Crill and grew up in Ava, and he graduated from Adirondack Central High School, Boonville, in 1989. His employment includes Bar-tells Machinery, Spargo Wire, Rome Cable, and currently with Bowers and Sons, Lee Center, for 10 years. He married Tonia Hughes on March 19, 1994 in Lee Center. He enjoyed his family, and was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.

For the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Margaret L. Traxel-11/18/2015

AVA - Margaret L. Traxel, 94, widow of Gordon, a longtime resident of the Town of Ava, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
She was born in Ava on July 6, 1921, a daughter of Carl H. and Lillian Roser Kappler. In 1938, she moved with her family to West Leyden, where she completed her education, graduating from West Leyden Central School with the Class of 1940. She was employed at Nelson’s Department Store in Rome. During WW II, Margaret was employed by Rome Cable Co., where she inspected aircraft cables.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Edith M. Mooney-11/18/2015

BOONVILLE - Edith M. Mooney, 96, formerly of the Moose River Road, Boonville, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility after a long illness.
She was born in the Town of Boonville at Buck Lake Corners on April 2, 1919, a daughter of David H. Compo Sr. and Delia Smith Compo. She attended country school and then attended Boonville High School. She was a cook at Hollywood Hills, Old Forge, and was a cook for a boarding house in McKeever for several years. Her last employment was with Lally Manufacturing, Port Leyden, as a seamstress. She married Leonard Brown, which ended in divorce. She married Andrew McCall, and that ended in divorce. She married Vergel Mooney on February 26, 1976 in Orlando, Florida. He died on June 16, 1989. The couple, for many years, spent their summers in Port Leyden and winters in Mt. Dora, Florida. She enjoyed gardening, her dogs, and raising Boston terriers.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Sylvia “Sookie” Adams-11/18/2015

REDFIELD - Sylvia “Sookie” Adams, 76, of Redfield, NY, died on Thursday, October 15, 2015, of a brief illness, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, surrounded by her loving family.
Sookie was born on November 11, 1938 in Redfield, a daughter of Sterling and Marjorie Bennett Yerdon. She had lived in Redfield her entire life.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mary Ann Muha-11/18/2015

BOONVILLE - Mary Ann Muha, 65, of Woodgate Drive, went to be with her beloved Ted on Friday, November 13, 2015.
She was born in Lowville on February 15, 1950, a daughter of the late Milton P. Podkowka and Irene E. Hepburn. She grew up in the Lyons Falls area and later Rome, NY. Mary was a 1966 graduate of St. Ann’s Academy, Albany, NY. On March 18, 1967, she married the love of her life and soulmate, Louis “Ted” Muha. They enjoyed 47 years of a wonderful partnership. He predeceased her on September 17, 2014. Mary is lovingly remembered as the worst cook ever, was an avid animal lover, and a lady whose children were her entire world.

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Brian D. Cushman-11/4/2015

SELKIRK - Brian D. Cushman, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 30, 2015 of natural causes while on a hunting trip.
Born in Forestport, NY, on October 27, 1949, he was the son of the late Adrian Cushman and Laura Kohl. Brian was a tax accountant for the NYS Education Department for many years and had his own private tax accounting business after retirement. He was very active coaching Bethlehem Tomboys Softball and Pop Warner Football. He enjoyed golf and was a member of Normanside Country Club, and was a member of the Fuller Road Fire Department. Family was very important to Brian, especially his grandsons, who were everything to him.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Leonard J. Kraeger-11/4/2015

ILION – Mr. Leonard J. Kraeger, age 69, of Ilion, NY, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his home with his family at his side.
He was born on February 5, 1946 in Boonville, NY, a son to the late Stanley Clayton and Mary Bertha (Duppert) Kraeger. He graduated from South Lewis School and went on to receive his RN from Utica College. He served our country in the United States Army. He retired from the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utica with over 35 years of service.

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Nancy Ann Myers-11/4/2015

TURIN - Nancy Ann Myers, 83, widow of David, longtime resident of the Moore Road, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
Nancy was born on June 11, 1932 in the Town of West Turin, a daughter of Charles P. and Mary Rodman Hoffman. She attended Lowville Academy and Central School, graduating with the Class of 1950. On May 9, 1953, Nancy was united in marriage with David Lee Myers. Mr. Myers, a retiree of A.M.F., Lowville, passed away on May 11, 2009. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Myers lived on Center Street, Lyons Falls, before becoming a resident at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, in May 2014. 

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Andrea M. (Post) Lynch-11/4/2015

HENDERSON - Andrea M. (Post) Lynch, 46, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Andrea was born on January 31, 1969 in New Hartford, NY, to Duane P. Post and Rubie (Redner) Post. She graduated from South Jefferson High School in 1987 and attended Jefferson Community College.

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Thomas W. Barry-11/4/2015

FORESTPORT - Thomas W. Barry, 76, husband of Joan, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, November 1, 2015.
Thomas was born on December 28, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of Michael and Ruth Abrams Barry. At the age of 11, Tom moved to Forestport to live with his sister Alice and her husband Walter Combs. He attended Forestport High School until his entry into the United States Air Force on July 25, 1956. Tom was honorably discharged on July 25, 1962. Following his military service, he returned home to Forestport. On July 20, 1963, Mr. Barry was united in marriage with Joan Dirnhofer at St. Patrick’s Church. Following their marriage, the couple settled on School Street, where they have since lived.

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Leo R. Charron-11/4/2015

FORESTPORT- Leo R. Charron, 93, husband of the late Lenora, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Utica Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
He was born on June 5, 1922, in Attleboro, Massachusetts, a son of Victor and Alice Besette Charron. He received his education at Finberg School, graduating from Attleboro High School. On January 17, 1941, Mr. Charron enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving his country for the duration of WW II, until his honorable discharge on January 14, 1947, with the rank of Chief Aviation Torpedo Man’s Mate. While in the Navy, he served with the original crew of the USS Enterprise, also serving on the H.M.S. Victorious, USS Prairee, USS Altamaha and the Casu Two.

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Paul E. Bussey-10/28/2015

ROME - Paul E. Bussey, 82, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on December 10, 1932, where he graduated from high school. In 1951, Mr. Bussey entered the U.S. Air Force, serving his country stateside during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome. After that, Paul was employed at Pettibone Co. of Rome, before retiring in 1993 from Griffiss Air Force Base, where he was a material handler.

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Jayna M. Kent-10/28/2015

ROME - Jayna M. Kent, 48, wife of John G., passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a courageous and lifelong battle with Lupus.
Jayna was born on June 4, 1967. Shortly thereafter, she was adopted by her parents, Charles F. and Shirley A. Kellogg Joslin. She was raised in Turin, where she received her education, graduating with the Class of 1986 from South Lewis Central School. Following high school, she attended Alfred University.

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Lt. Herbert L. Black, USN, Ret.-10/21/2015

REMSEN - Herbert L. Black, 86, U.S. Navy, Retired, husband of Hazel, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015, while riding his motorcycle and enjoying a gorgeous autumn day.
He was born in Syracuse on February 12, 1929, a son of George and Bessie Cornwell Black. Herb grew up in Marcellus, where he graduated from Marcellus High School with the Class of 1946. While in high school, Herb played the tuba in the school band and he studied many extra courses; his pursuit of learning about the world he lived in continued for the duration of his life. Thereafter, he attended Cornell University School of Agriculture and participated in the Cornell Big Red Band, playing tuba for Cornell football games and other college activities.

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Helen L. Joslin-10/21/2015

BOONVILLE - Helen L. Joslin, 90, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital. She had resided at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since September 2011.
She was born on May 20, 1925 to the late Ray Harden Joslin and Ellen Nellie Chase Joslin. She lived in Utica most of her life and worked at Mele Manufacturing for many years.

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Lt. Herbert L. Black, USN, Ret.-10/21/2015

REMSEN - Herbert L. Black, 86, U.S. Navy, Retired, husband of Hazel, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015, while riding his motorcycle and enjoying a gorgeous autumn day.
He was born in Syracuse on February 12, 1929, a son of George and Bessie Cornwell Black. Herb grew up in Marcellus, where he graduated from Marcellus High School with the Class of 1946. While in high school, Herb played the tuba in the school band and he studied many extra courses; his pursuit of learning about the world he lived in continued for the duration of his life. Thereafter, he attended Cornell University School of Agriculture and participated in the Cornell Big Red Band, playing tuba for Cornell football games and other college activities.

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Helen L. Joslin-10/21/2015

BOONVILLE - Helen L. Joslin, 90, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital. She had resided at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since September 2011.
She was born on May 20, 1925 to the late Ray Harden Joslin and Ellen Nellie Chase Joslin. She lived in Utica most of her life and worked at Mele Manufacturing for many years.

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Adam Charles Winslow-10/14/2015

OLD FORGE - Adam Charles Winslow passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015.
He was born on November 20, 1995 at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, NY, the youngest of three boys to William and Laurie (Worden) Winslow, Old Forge, NY. Adam was a 2014 graduate of the Town of Webb Union Free School District, where he lettered on the golf, soccer, cross country and alpine ski teams. He was studying online through the SUNY System. Adam was employed at Rivett’s Marine in Old Forge for the past five years.

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Margaret “Peg” P. Hoffert-10/14/2015

BOONVILLE - Margaret P. Hoffert, 93, affectionately known as “Peg,” passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2004.
Margaret was born on December 14, 1921 at Sunset Corners, Town of Lewis, a daughter of Frank and Carrie Shake Hoffert. She grew up in West Leyden where she received her education. For many years, Peg worked in private homes as a caregiver for children. Following her employment, she made her home with her sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Lee Olney, in Oriskany, before moving to the Stokes area. For many years, she lived at Kortenaer Village, Boonville.

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Bridget O'Rourke Thomas-10/14/2015

 Bridget O’Rourke Thomas, 63, of Northfield, NJ, and Kittner Land, Boonville, NY, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at home under the care of Hospice and her family. Her beloved husband John Thomas predeceased  her.
Bridget, known as Breda, was the youngest of the four O’Rourke children of James and Christina O’Rourke, who immigrated from Ireland. Jim O’Rourke (Claire), a local attorney of Boonville, Kathleen O’Rourke Simione (Dan), Egg Harbor Township, NJ,  and Michael O’Rourke (Merrilee) of Gillete, Wyoming, are her siblings.

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Pauline B. Miller-10/14/2015

AVA - Pauline B. Miller, 93, formerly of State Route 26, widow of Elwood, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Presbyterian Home for Central New York in New Hartford.
A native of Brooklyn, NY, she was born on July 10, 1922, a daughter of Vincenzo and Rosa Venosa Brando. Pauline grew up in Queens and graduated from Jamaica Vocational High School with the Class of 1940. In 1944, she relocated to Rome, where she was employed at General Cable and at AT& T Later, Mrs. Miller was employed at Rome Developmental Center as a telephone operator, retiring in May 1981.

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Richard C. Burlingame-10/14/2015

CASTORLAND - Richard C. Burlingame, 85, formerly of Ridge Road, and more recently of the Weber Adult Home, Port Leyden, passed away on July 5, 2015, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where he had resided since April, 2015.
He was born in Ithaca on February 23, 1930, a son of Emmet and Ella L. Hoaglin Burlingame. Many years ago, he relocated to the Lowville area, where he was united in marriage with Frances Gingerich on October 6, 1951. For over 40 years, Mr. Burlingame was employed at Climax Manufacturing Co., Castorland, later retiring as Plant Supervisor at the Lowville plant. Mrs. Burlingame, a 25-year employee at Climax, died on April 18, 1998.

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Eileen Dorothy Dellerba-10/7/2015

BOONVILLE - Eileen Dorothy (Krambuhl) Dellerba, 93, a longtime resident of Summit Street, widow of Vito, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015, while surrounded by the loving care of her family at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
A native and life resident of Boonville, Eileen was born on May 19, 1922, a daughter of Walter and Martha Karlen Krambuhl. She graduated from Boonville High School and later was united in marriage with Vito Dellerba on January 3, 1942, at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville.

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Wallace Denslow Sr.-9/30/2015

PORT LEYDEN - Wallace (Wally) J. Denslow Sr. of High Falls Apartments, Cherry Street, Lyons Falls, and formerly of Moose River Road, Port Leyden, died on Thursday night, September 24, 2015 in Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where he had resided since June.
He was born in Boonville on July 8, 1936, the son of Leon and Zelia Warren Denslow and attended Boonville schools.

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William E. Rowlands-9/30/2015

REMSEN - William E. Rowlands, 69, of Evans Road, affectionately known as Bill, a lifelong resident of the Remsen area and husband of Janet, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Albany Medical Center.
He was born in Utica on July 7, 1946, a son of Edward H. and Frances Casler Rowlands. Bill grew up on the Rowland Homestead Farm on the Evans Road and received his education at Remsen Central School. Thereafter, for several years, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator at the Town of Steuben Highway Department. Later, for many years, he owned and operated Rowlands Excavating Business, which he had operated with his son, Bill.

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Thomas DeTraglia Jr.-9/30/2015

Thomas A. (Tony) DeTrag-lia Jr. passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015, in Port Orange, Florida, after a brief illness, with loving family members around him. He was 79.
He was born in Utica, New York, on April 8, 1936 to Thomas A. DeTraglia Sr. and Violet Bunce. Thomas was raised and attended school in Boonville, New York, where he excelled in sports and music. Upon graduation from high school in 1953, he joined the U.S. Navy and served four years in the submarine service as a sonar operator.

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Clinton C. Capron-9/23/2015

BOONVILLE - Clinton Clark Capron, 91, lifelong resident of Boonville, husband of Betty, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
Clinton, affectionately known as Clint, was born on February 7, 1924, a son of Erlo Barnes and Susie Clark Capron. Clint was a graduate of Boonville High School with the Class of 1941. On December 11, 1942, Clint enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, where he completed training and then served as a pilot and crew commander of a B-24 Liberator. He was honorably discharged on November 29, 1945 as a Second Lieutenant. Clint continued his service in the reserves, retiring as a Major.

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Richard Bolich-9/23/2015

PORT LEYDEN – Richard Bolich, 74, husband of Joan, affectionately known as Dick, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
Richard was born on October 8, 1940 in Boonville, a son of Thomas and Ruth Belknap Bolich. He was raised in Boonville, graduating with the Class of 1959 from Boonville High School. Dick’s passion in life was driving tractor-trailers. He was employed for several local trucking companies before opening his own business in Port Leyden, Black River Truck and Tire, with his son Joseph. They worked together for 23 years, until Dick’s retirement.

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Anna Dubinsky Mathill-9/23/2015

POLAND - Anna Dubinsky Mathill, 96, passed away at her home on Monday, September 14, 2015.
She was born in East Steuben, French Road, on January 23, 1919, a daughter of the late Alexander and Rosa Warwona Dubinsky, who were immigrants from Minsil, Russia and Wroclaw, Poland. Anna graduated from Remsen High School in 1935, and from Syracuse University in 1940 with a BA degree in education and science. She was employed at Watervliet Arsenal, Lathem, NY, from 1942-44, and retired from Carrier Corporation in Syracuse, NY, after 40 years of service in 1984. Anna was united in marriage in 1944 to Staff Sergeant Alvin Mathill, celebrating 65 years of marriage until his passing on July 23, 2009.

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Debbie and Kyle Youngs Retire After 35 Years in Business; Store Changes Hands-9/23/2015

Youngs Auto Parts, which has been owned by Boonville residents Kyle and Debbie Youngs for many years, will be changing hands this week and the name of the store will be Boonville CARQUEST.
Youngs Auto Parts first opened its doors on July 14, 1980 as an independent Parts Plus Store on Main Street in the former building owned by George and Betty Yager. That building was destroyed by fire in 2013.

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CAPTION: Debbie and Kyle Youngs, standing behind the counter at Youngs Auto Parts, which will soon be Boonville CARQUEST, owned by Mark Bourgeois of Camden.

Elmer J. Rudd-9/16/2015

SYRACUSE, NY – Elmer J. Rudd, 90, of Syracuse, New York, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
Elmer was born in Syracuse on February 21, 1925 to Lester and Hilda Stabb Rudd. As a youth, Elmer would spend summers in Boonville working on the Anna Farm with his cousins. He fondly told stories to his children and grandchildren of the chores on the farm and some of the other activities that he did with his cousins. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and catching frogs and selling them to local restaurants.

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Charles F. Traxel-9/16/2015

BOONVILLE - Charles F. Traxel, 93, Ford Street, a native and life resident of Boonville, and husband of Barbara, passed away while under the loving care of his wife Barbara, on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at his residence.
He was born on April 28, 1922, a son of Henry and Sadye Freeman Traxel. Charlie graduated from Boonville High School with the Class of 1940. Mr. Traxel served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Air Cadets, serving stateside from 1943-1945 during WWII. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Boonville and was employed by John Shepard at the Grand Union Store.

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Maurice D. Champion-9/16/2015

BOONVILLE - Maurice D. Champion, 57, affectionately known to all as David, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 4, 2015.
Maurice was born on July 27, 1957, a son of William Edward and Mildred May Gates Champion. As a child, he grew up in the Carthage and Glenfield areas, before moving with his family to Lyonsdale. David graduated with the Class of 1976 from South Lewis Central School. David enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served until he was honorably discharged in 1977. For several years he was employed for Sargent’s Chair Factory in Boonville. For a short time, he was also employed for Mele Manufacturing and for Tony’s Pizzeria, both in Utica.

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Kay M. Brown-9/9/2015

BOONVILLE - Kay M. Brown, 79, of Ford Street, died at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center on Sunday, August 30, 2015.
She was born on January 17, 1936 in Port Leyden, a daughter of John and Norma Buckley Spencer. She grew up in Denley and attended Denley Country School until sixth grade and then attended Port Leyden High School, graduating in 1953. Kay graduated from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in 1956. On May 24, 1958, she was united in marriage to John B. Brown at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. The couple lived in the Rome-Westernville area, where Kay was employed at Rome Hospital as a registered nurse from the late 1950s until retiring in 1985. She was also a home health care nurse. Kay and John moved to Boonville in 1964, where they built their home on Ford Street. 

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Josephine E. Kohl-9/9/2015

PORT LEYDEN – Josephine E. Kohl, 87, widow of William T. Sr., longtime resident of the Moose River Road, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.
Josephine was born on April 3, 1928 in Utica, a daughter of John and Agnes Lowell Winn. She was raised in Chadwicks, where she was educated, graduating with the Class of 1945. Following her education, she was employed at A.D. Julliard Silk Manufacturing Co., Chadwicks, and for a short time she was employed at Melee Manufacturing Co., Utica.

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Marjorie Elizabeth Beha Lopez-9/2/2015

WESTPORT, NY - Marjorie Elizabeth Beha Lopez died peacefully on Sunday, August 30, 2015 with family by her side.
She was the oldest of four children, born on November 7, 1923 in West Leyden, NY. She graduated from Cornell University, where she met her husband, Robert Lopez. They relocated to Westport, NY, determined to establish a veterinary practice and have a large family. They succeeded in both.

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Stephanie Ann Harvey-9/2/2015

LANSDALE, PENNSYLVANIA - Stephanie Ann Harvey, 65, passed away on July 21, 2015.
She was born in Boonville on March 20, 1950, the daughter of Robert E. and Leona M. Thomas Harvey. She was one of three children.

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William T. Ritter Sr.-9/2/2015

FORESTPORT - William T. Ritter Sr., 73, of Bellingertown Road, husband of Anne, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
William was born in Boonville on June 7, 1942, a son of Guy and Vera Kervin Ritter. He was raised in Forestport, where he received his education, graduating from Forestport High School. William served his country in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on July 12, 1970.

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2015 WORLD'S LUMBERJILL WINNERS-8/26/2015

2015 WORLD'S LUMBERJILL WINNERS - This year's World's Open Lumberjill Championship winners are pictured from left: Lindsay Daun of Round Lake, Illinois, second runner-up; Nancy Zalewski of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, first runner-up, last year's champion; and Peg Engasser of Cortland, NY, 2015 champion, who also received the Karen Norton Award.

Priscilla E. Linck-8/26/2015

CONSTABLEVILLE - Priscilla E. (Ossont) Linck, 73, of James Street, wife of James, passed away at her residence, after a three-year battle with cancer, on Saturday, August 22, 2015, while under the loving care of her husband, family and Hospice.
She was born in Lowville on January 5, 1942, a daughter of Floyd R. and Arlene Mashaw Ossont. Priscilla grew up on Franklin Street, Lyons Falls, and graduated from Lyons Falls High School with the Class of 1960. Thereafter, she attended St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, Utica, where she earned her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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Leah M. Beyel-8/26/2015

 WEST LEYDEN - Leah M. (Houser) Beyel, 96, formerly of State Route 294, and more recently of Mud Lake Road, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since June of 2015.
She was born in Rome on June 22, 1919, a daughter of Frank and Ethel Brown Houser.  Leah grew up in West Branch and received her education at West Leyden Central School. Afterwards, for a time, she was employed as a housekeeper for Cleo and Ruth Hughes in Boonville. 

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Richard O. Baslow-8/26/2015

 PORT LEYDEN - Richard O. Baslow, 76, husband of Joan, affectionately known as Dick, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, following a brief illness. 
Richard was born on July 17, 1939 in Bristol, Vermont, a son of Stewart and Nina Downey Baslow. As a child he moved with his parents to Lyons Falls, where he received his education. On April 4, 1959, Richard was united in marriage with Joan Kornatowski at St. Martin ’s Church, Port Leyden. Following their marriage, the couple settled on Lincoln Street, Port Leyden, where they have since lived.

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Thelma W. Cox-8/26/2015

WOODGATE - Thelma W. Cox, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, at the age of 92.
She was born in the Town of Camillus on April 8, 1923, a daughter of Benjamin Walker and Mamie Warren Walker. On August 31, 1944, she was joined in marriage to the late Robert E. Cox, a union that endured for 58 years, until his passing away on July 22, 2002.

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Janet (Kornmeyer) Springfield-8/19/2015

Janet K. (Kornmeyer) Springfield, of Newton Centre, MA, a retired math and science teacher at Underwood School in Newton, MA, passed away on August 14, 2015 due to complications after pancreatic surgery. She was 69.
Janet grew up in Boonville, New York, where her mother was her English teacher and her aunt was her history teacher. She received her undergraduate degree from Buffalo State University, where she was an active member of Delta Sigma Upsilon sorority, and received her graduate degree in biology from Michigan State University. Previous to teaching in Newton, Janet taught biology and earth science at Quincy High School for 16 years. She taught at the Underwood School for over 20 years and was instrumental in developing the outdoor classroom to encourage learning about plants and the natural world. In addition to teaching, she loved the outdoors, athletics, exploring nature and traveling. She traveled to China several times, toured New Zealand, and saw the northern lights in Sweden. She also visited Spain, Great Britain, and took a river cruise through central Europe. After retirement, Janet became active in the Newton Community Farm, the Garden in the Woods, and worked the polls for the Newton Election Commission. She also belonged to several quilting organizations, and used her love of quilting to introduce geometry to her students. She was an avid photographer, and loved to take pictures of plants, insects as well as people.

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Bruce K. Denslow Sr.-8/19/2015

BOONVILLE AND MELBOURNE BEACH, FL - Bruce K. Denslow Sr., 87, a former longtime resident of East Road and more recently of Post Street, passed away suddenly in Boonville on Friday, August 14, 2015.
He was born in the Town of Leyden on June 7, 1928, a son of Kenneth G. and Lillian Mowers Denslow. Bruce received his education at Port Leyden Central School, where he graduated with the Class of 1946. Following graduation, he was employed at Sheffield Farms Milk Plant and at Sargeants Chair Factory, both in Boonville.

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Dorothy Jane VanEtten-8/12/2015

LEE CENTER - Dorothy Jane (Pratt) VanEtten, 89, affectionately known as Jane, a longtime resident of Sulphur Springs Road, wife of Howard, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family.
She was born on the Struen Road, Town of Lee, on April 1, 1926, a daughter of Merritt and Dorothy Morse Pratt. Dorothy grew up on the Struen Road, before moving to McConnellsville, receiving her education at a rural school in the Town of Lee.

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Aaron J. Hoffert-8/12/2015

CONSTABLEVILLE - Aaron J. Hoffert, 77, a native and life resident of Bailey Road, Town of Leyden, husband of Carol, passed into the hands of the Lord, while surroundled by his loving family, on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Oneida City Hospital, Oneida, NY.
He was born on February 24, 1938, a son of Joseph Albert and Magdalena Mathis Hoffert, and received his education at a rural school in the Town of Leyden. Later, Mr. Hoffert was employed on the Hoffert Homestead Farm on the Bailey Road; eventually he purchased the farm, naming it Sunnyside Farm. During this time, Aaron was also employed at AMF Lowville; in 1982, he sold his farm and for several years thereafter Mr. Hoffert was employed at Sargeant’s Chair Factory, Boonville.

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Robert G. Dano-8/12/2015

LEE CENTER - Dorothy Jane (Pratt) VanEtten, 89, affectionately known as Jane, a longtime resident of Sulphur Springs Road, wife of Howard, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family.
She was born on the Struen Road, Town of Lee, on April 1, 1926, a daughter of Merritt and Dorothy Morse Pratt. Dorothy grew up on the Struen Road, before moving to McConnellsville, receiving her education at a rural school in the Town of Lee.

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Corleen “Corky” M. Youngs-8/12/2015

BOONVILLE - Corleen “Corky” M. Youngs, 87, formerly of Ford Street, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2015 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Carthage on March 25, 1928, a daughter of the late George and Mary Dunlavy Herrick. Corky graduated from Carthage High School in 1946. On December 30, 1950, she married Daniel Youngs in the Carthage United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on April 25, 2012.

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Estella M. Kowalik-8/5/2015

OTTER LAKE, NY - Estella M. Kowalik, a longtime resident of Route 28, widow of Joseph B. Kowalik and proprietor of Kowalik’s Hotel & Restaurant, Route 28, Otter Lake, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
She was born on June 30, 1927, at the Paluck family homestead farm on Crofoot Hill Road, near Constableville, a daughter of Anthony and Mary Kolasoe Paluck. Estella attended a rural school, completing her education at Constableville Central School.

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Everett C. Brazie-8/5/2015

Everett C. Brazie, 85, of Erie Village, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015. He attended Boonville High School and earned a degree in Economics from Hobart College. After graduating from Hobart, Everett served in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Captain. He was Commander of “Company A” attached to the 969 Engineering Battalion. 
Everett was Vice-President of Sales for Syracuse Supply Co. He later owned and operated VR Business Brokers, and then worked for Prima International before retiring. He was a member of the DeWitt Rotary, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and Limestone Tennis Club. He also attended DeWitt Community Church. Everett was an avid tennis player and won numerous gold and silver medals in the NYS Empire State Games. Everett was a longtime fan of SU Football and Basketball. He and his wife Kathy enjoyed traveling to many places and spending winters in Delray Beach and Tampa, Florida. Most of all, Everett enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his camp in Brantingham Lake. 

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Jennie E. Sumner-8/5/2015

FORESTPORT/YORK-VILLE - Jennie E. Sumner, 88, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 1, 2015 with her loving family by her side.
She was born on October 8, 1926 to Stanley and Caroline Wegrzyn in Yorkville, NY. In 1946, she married Charles C. Sumner, a loving union that lasted until his death in 1976. Jennie was employed at Mohawk Containers in New Hartford, the Adirondack Central School System as a bus driver, and was the owner/operator of the Blue Baron Restaurant in Alder Creek, NY.

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Howard Bates, P.E.-7/29/2015

Howard Douglas Bates, P.E., “Howie," age 61, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, after a short but courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side, at Albany Medical Center.
Howie was born on April 11, 1954 to Geraldine Knudsen and the late Douglas K. Bates. He was educated in the Rome Catholic Schools and graduated in 1972 from Rome Catholic High. Howie attended RPI, graduating in 1976 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He spent the early years of his career in Syracuse, but worked on many projects around the country, including the Vicksburg Atomic Energy Plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Howie was a long-term resident of Catskill, New York, where he was founder and operator of Hunter Engineering, and employed by Kaaterskill Associates. He was an accomplished engineer and entrepreneur, while in his leisure time he enjoyed boating, camping, spending time at the family cabin on Brantingham Lake, and spending time with his German Shepard, Melissa.

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Lieutenant Edward F. Barker-7/29/2015

HERKIMER - Lieutenant Edward F. Barker, U.S. Army, age 20, was killed in action on September 30, 1944 in the South Pacific.
He was the son of the late Charles and Marian Seaman Barker. A lifelong area resident, he was a graduate of Owen D. Young High School, Class of 1940. He first worked for the Baker-Ragen Garage and later for the Remington Arms Company before enlisting into the U.S. Army in 1943. According to the U.S. Army, on September 30, 1944, Lt. Barker was the pilot of a P-47D Thunderbolt that failed to return from a training mission in New Guinea. The aircraft was last seen flying north-west of Finschhafen and all search efforts failed to locate his aircraft at that time. In 1962, a U.S. Military team discovered the aircraft in the Huan Peninsula in Morobe Province, but failed to find any evidence of the pilot. In 2002, a Department of Defense team located the site but was yet to find the pilot. In 2012, another Department of Defense team was successful in finding his remains. They were positively identified on January 27 of this year in the Huan Peninsula in Morobe Province. Arrangements were then made to have him returned home to Herkimer.

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Winifred B. Kent-7/22/2015

BOONVILLE - Winifred Bridget Kent, 71, of Kortenaer Village, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at home.
She was born on January 2, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of John and Florence Wager Gilbert. She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. Winnie was employed at a watch factory in the early 1960s and moved to Boonville in 1970. She married Wayne E. Kent Sr. on January 21, 1974 in Boonville. He died on November 27, 2010. The family lived on East Schuyler Street for many years, where Winnie was employed at Sergeant’s Chair Factory, Boonville. She was last employed with Community Bank of Boonville, where she was a cleaner. She was a member of the Boonville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Clarence Edwin Long III-7/22/2015

HOLLAND PATENT - Our planet lost a unique individual when Clarence Edwin Long III, 62, passed away suddenly, of natural causes, at his residence on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
He was born in Buffalo, NY, on November 14, 1952, a son of Dr. Clarence Edwin Long, II and Rosa Ellis Long. He grew up in Buffalo, graduating from Hutchinson Central Technical High School. Afterwards, Clarence attended Erie County Community College and then the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, where he majored in Electrical Engineering.

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Anthony M. Barraco, Ph.D-7/15/2015

PITTSFORD - Anthony M. Barraco, Ph.D, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at age 92.
Anthony was predeceased by his sister, Sarah; brothers, Alexander and Marco; and son-in-law, Dr. Peter Richards. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ellen; daughters, Susan Lhota and Jill Richards; granddaughter, Dayton (John) Walsh; brother, Fred Barraco; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Kermit V. LaFave-7/15/2015

BARNEVELD - Kermit V. LaFave, 85, of Mapledale Road, husband of Loretta, gently passed into the arms of God, on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, while surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Malone on March 25, 1930, a son of Nelson and Edna Degon LaFave, and grew up in the Malone and Tupper Lake areas before moving to Utica with his family early in his life. He graduated from Utica Free Academy with the Class of 1948, at which time he was employed at the Boston Store in downtown Utica. From 1948 through 1950, when he was honorably discharged, Mr. LaFave served his country in the U.S. Navy, where he was stationed on the USS Leyte.

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Frances N. Lahah-7/1/2015

BOONVILLE - Frances N. Lahah, 97, widow of Dean L., passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at her home under the loving care of her children and Hospice.
Frances was born on January 26, 1918 in Boonville, a daughter of Frank and Jennie Chase Hess. She grew up in Boonville where she was educated. On November 5, 1934, Frances was united in marriage with Dean L. Lahah in Forestport. Following their marriage Frances was employed in various local businesses, including Blankman’s 5 & 10, and Shefield Farms Milk Plant.

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Kermit Klingbail-7/1/2015

WEST LEYDEN – Kermit Klingbail, age 84, of Osceola Road, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Ripon, WI, Kermit was the son of the late Edward F. and Frieda Klingbail. He graduated from Ripon High School and Ripon College, and then attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He married his college sweetheart, Joyce Brownworth, in 1957.

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Bonnie Colton-7/1/2015

LOWVILLE - Bonnie Colton, 83, died peacefully at home in her sleep, on Friday, June 26, 2015.
Bonnie was born December 7, 1931, at the home of her parents, Charles M. and Marjorie Seaman Myers, in the hamlet of Oswegatchie, Town of Fine, St. Lawrence County, New York.

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Robert D. Jones-6/24/2015

LYONS FALLS - Robert D. Jones, 83, of Lyons Falls Road passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice.
He was born in Lyonsdale on October 8, 1931, a son of David and Helen Graves Jones. He grew up in Greig and entered the United States Army in 1949 and was honorably discharged in 1952. In 1960, he married Geraline Moore. He was employed for 32 years at Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and bowling.

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Dr. Larry M. Hogan-6/24/2015

DEARY, ID - Larry M. Hogan DC, formerly of Thendara, NY, passed away on April 29, 2015, peacefully at home after a short battle with cancer. He passed with his eldest son John and his loving companion Karen at his side.
Larry was born on April 15, 1948, the eldest son of Earl Hogan and Lucille Hogan, in Silver Spring, MD. He attended New Hartford High School and Herkimer Community College, NY, and Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR.

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Dr. W.V. (Buzz) Williamson-6/17/2015

Dr. W.V. (Buzz) Williamson, 81, retired Major in the U.S. Air Force, and retired orthodontist, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at his home in Diriamba Carazo, Nicaragua, CA, after a brief illness.
Dr. Williamson was born in Boonville on March 2, 1934, the son of F.L. and Veronica Moltz Williamson.
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Albin M. Rucki Jr.
-6/17/2015

ROME - Albin M. Rucki Jr., age 73, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2015 after a courageous lifelong battle with multiple sclerosis. 


Albin was born in Rome on August 14, 1941 to the late Albin Sr. and Belvina Belewich Rucki. He graduated from Boonville Central School. After school, Albin proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army where he was stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA.
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Thomas J. Petty-6/17/2015

WHITE LAKE - Thomas J. Petty, 60, affectionately known by his students and friends as “T.P.” and retired Music Department Director for Whitesboro High School, husband of Brenda, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, after a short illness, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.
He was born in Kenmore, NY, on February 18, 1955, a son of Earl and Mary Gulino Petty. Tom grew up in Clarence, NY, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1973. Thereafter, he attended Crane School of Music, Potsdam, graduating with the Class of 1977. Thereafter, he began his career in music education at Cherry Valley School System and completed his master’s degree studies in music performance at University of Oklahoma.
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Clara B. Pfendler-6/17/2015

BOONVILLE - Clara B. Pfendler, 94, of East Schuyler Street, a former resident of Forestport and widow of Arthur, passed away at her residence on Sunday, June 14, 2015, while under the loving care of her family and Hospice.
She was born in Rome on May 25, 1921, a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Throne Clark. Clara grew up in Rome, where she received her education. On January 10, 1939, Clara was united in marriage with Arthur L. “Fritz” Pfendler in Boonville. Later, Mr. Pfendler served in the U.S. Army in WWII, and after his honorable discharge the couple settled in Forestport, where they lived for many years before moving to Boonville in the 1960s.
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Nancy R. Trainor-6/17/2015

BOONVILLE - Nancy R. Trainor, 87, Ford Street, wife of Lester, passed away at her residence on Sunday, June 14, 2015, after a short illness, while surrounded by the care of her loving husband, family and Hospice.
She was born in Rome, NY, on September 18, 1927, a daughter of Raymond M. and Anne Dorothy Jones Roberts. Nancy grew up in Rome, and for a time in Mobile, Alabama, where her father was employed at Revere Copper & Brass in Mobile. Later, her family returned to Rome, where she graduated from Rome Free Academy with the Class of 1945. At that time, Nancy began her long career as a telephone operator, first for Bell Telephone Co. of Rome, and later for many years at General Telephone Co., Boonville.
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Laurie Ann Swancott-6/17/2015

AVA - Laurie Ann Swancott, 51, of West Ava Road passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015.
She was born in Rome, NY, on February 28, 1964, a daughter of Robert and Viola Pritchard Pratt. She grew up on the West Ava Road and graduated from Adirondack Central School in 1982. She entered the United States Army in 1982 and was honorably discharged in 1985. In August of 1990, she married Dale Swancott Jr. The couple settled on the West Ava Road. Laurie was employed at Sunset Nursing Home and International Wire Mill. She was a member of the Lee Legion, and enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, boating and music.
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Raymond Charles (Chuck) Linck-6/10/2015

BOONVILLE - Raymond Charles (Chuck) Linck, 83, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
He was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on December 5, 1931, a son of Raymond P. and Jane M. Rignall Linck. The family moved to Boonville when he was 9 years old where he attended Boonville schools. Chuck entered the Army and served during the Korean Conflict where he was stationed in Germany. In his early years, he was employed at Willard Press where he did his internship for type setting. He traveled all over the world while he worked for various steel companies. He was last employed with Sanders & Associates in New Hampshire as an ironworker. For 20 years, he tended bar at the Hulbert House in Boonville. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Boonville, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
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John L. Williams-6/10/2015

REMSEN - John L. Williams, 58, of Evans Road passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Brigham Women’s Hospital, Boston.
He was born in New Hartford, NY, on September 6, 1956, a son of Lloyd and Faith Bowen Williams. John grew up on Evans Road and graduated from Remsen High School in 1974. He then attended and graduated from MVCC, receiving degrees in criminal justice and carpentry and blueprint reading. He married Deborah Wengert on December 16, 1983. Born to that marriage was Eric and Kate. On October 9, 1999 at the Remsen Methodist Church, he married Amy Thomas. John was an accomplished carpenter and a self-made man. He built many fine area homes and his creative work can be seen throughout the community. He was past president of Steuben Fish and Game Club and was currently on the board of directors; he was a member of the Little Texas Hunting Club and the Wednesday Night Pitch League. He absolutely loved the outdoors, especially hunting, but most of all he was proud of his family and loved spending time with his wife, four children and grandson.
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Sophie C. Sadlowski-6/10/2015

AVA - Sophie C. Sadlowski, 92, of Route 26, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
Sophie was born in Passiac, New Jersey, on June 12, 1922, a daughter of Theodore and Pauline Zaleski Tyminski. As a young girl, the family moved to Cantebury Hill where she attended Rome schools. During World War II, she was employed at Revere Copper & Brass in Rome. She married Joseph Sadlowski Sr. on May 1, 1943 at the Transfiguration Church, Rome. Mr. Sadlowski died on March 4, 2002. The couple operated a dairy farm on Route 26 in Ava for many years. Sophie was also an aide for 20 years at Sunset Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden, West Leyden Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, former member of the West Branch Grange and Ava Home Bureau. Sophie enjoyed her cats and gardening.
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Colleen M. Flansburg-6/10/2015

LYONS FALLS – Colleen M. Flansburg, 71, of Gorham Street, widow of James E., passed away at home on Thursday, June 4, 2015, while under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
Colleen was born on March 17, 1944, a daughter of William and Ellen Sutton Reese. Her younger years were spent in McKeever before moving with her family to Boonville. She was educated at Boonville Central School. Following her marriage to Stanley J. Grabowski Jr., the couple settled in Steuben where they raised their family; later the couple was divorced. Colleen worked at A.M.F., Lowville, and Lally Manufacturing Co., Port Leyden, and for a time she was employed as a CNA at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. Most recently Colleen was employed by the CNY DDSO as a developmental aide at the Port Leyden ICF.

Gloria H. Williamson-6/3/2015

 BOONVILLE - Gloria H. Williamson, 71, formerly of East Schuyler Street , passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, while surrounded by her loving family.
Gloria was born on February 2, 1944, a daughter of Alva and Gladys Capron Williamson. After completing her education, Gloria was employed at Sargent’s Chair Factory, Boonville. For a time, she was employed at Sunset Nursing Home before becoming employed at Valehaven Adult Home, Boonville, as a nurse’s aide. Gloria retired in 1994 due to declining health.

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Gerald R. Regetz-6/3/2015

BOONVILLE - Gerald R. Regetz, 90, husband of Winifred M., longtime resident of Hurlbut Street, more recently of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, New Hartford, after a lengthy illness.
Gerald was born on December 3, 1924 in Boonville, a son of William and Fannie Dean Regetz. Following his education, Gerald enlisted in the United States Navy on February 23, 1943. Gerald faithfully served his country in the Pacific Theater of WWII, aboard the USS Monterey. Gerald was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 10 Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Stars, the American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Ribbon. Gerald was honorably discharged from duty on February 2, 1946 with the rank of Aviation Ordanceman, Third Class. Upon his return home, Gerald began work hauling logs from Newfoundland, Canada to Upstate New York. He eventually settled back in his hometown of Boonville, where he served as an apprentice carpenter under Clarence Leichty, before becoming employed as a carpenter for Jim Capron.

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Charles R. Brown-6/3/2015

BOONVILLE - Charles R. Brown, a former resident of Jackson Hill Road, husband of Marion, and former owner of Charlie Brown’s Bistro, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness.
Affectionately known as Charlie, he was born on Erwin Street in Boonville on November 28, 1934, a son of Edward F. and Emma Dorn Brown. A life resident of Boonville, he grew up on Jackson Hill and completed his education at Boonville Central School. After that, Charlie was employed in the operation of his grandparents, Frank and Bertha Dorn's Dairy Farm, on Jackson Hill.

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John C. Kurowski Jr.-6/3/2015

 TOWN OF LEE - John C. Kurowski Jr., 77, of State Route 26, husband of Sandy, passed away at home on Saturday, May 23, 2015, while under the loving care of his family and Hospice.
John was born on June 30, 1937 in the Town of Lee, a son of John and Katherine Sondej Kurowski. John graduated with the West Leyden Central School Class of 1954. On July 18, 1959, Mr. Kurowski was united in marriage with Sandra Kler at Transfiguration Church, Rome. Following their marriage, the couple settled at their current residence, where for many years John operated a dairy farm. 

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Juanita L. Vincent-6/3/2015

 WOODGATE - Juanita L. Vincent, 90, passed away at her residence, while surrounded by the loving care of her family, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
She was born in Robbins, TN, on December 14, 1924, the eldest daughter of Clifford and Nora Newport Lavender. Later, she moved to the Syracuse area. On June 20, 1942, Juanita was united in marriage with Sherman Vincent in Great Bend, PA. Thereafter, the couple lived in Syracuse, where Mrs. Vincent was employed by the NY Telephone Co., first as an information operator and then as a clerk in the plant department. She retired in 1987 and relocated to her present home in Woodgate. Mr. Vincent died in 1974. 

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Josephine "Jo" Skorupa-6/3/2015

PORT LEYDEN - Josephine “Jo” Skorupa, RN, 90, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, after a brief illness.
Affectionately known as Jo, she was born on October 4, 1924, on the Skorupa Homestead Farm in Highmarket, a daughter of Michael J. and Mary E. Dorish Skorupa. She grew up in Highmarket until 1939, when her family moved to the Village of Constableville, where she graduated from high school with the Class of 1943. After that, Jo furthered her education by attending and graduating from the Mercy School of Nursing, Watertown, where she earned her Registered Nurse degree. For many years thereafter, she was employed as a surgical nurse at Faxton Hospital, Utica. Later, for 30 years, she was employed in the same capacity for Drs. G.E. Kelley, F.J. Kroboth and L.C. Lee of Utica, retiring in 1989, when she moved from Whitesboro to her present home in Port Leyden.

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Anna May Patrick-5/20/2015

COPENHAGEN - Anna May Patrick, 68, formerly of Happy Acres, widow of Kenneth C., passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since August 2014.
Anna May was born on May 4, 1947 in Lyons Falls, a daughter of Casimier and Lillian Gibbs Gorzalkowski. She grew up on the Kelpytown Road outside Port Leyden. She was united in marriage with Kenneth C. Patrick at St. Peter’s Church, Lowville, on July 24, 1965. Mr. Patrick passed away on March 1, 2009.

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Eleanor D. Moon-5/20/2015

WOODGATE - Eleanor D. Moon, 86, of Bear Creek Road passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital.
She was born on September 16, 1928, a daughter of George and Leona Fallon Moon. In September of 1947, Eleanor married Eldridge Griffith Moon. They resided and raised their family in Woodgate. When her children were young, Eleanor was an awesome homemaker, raising her family close to nature, growing a large garden, and taking extended family camping trips and even deer hunting in the fall. Later in life, she worked at Sargeant’s Stool Co., Sunset Nursing Home, and her favorite job was at Woodgate Library. She was treasurer of the White Lake Aid Society and White Lake Cemetery. She also liked to play the piano at Woodgate Chapel and would play the organ at Woodgate School functions.

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Harold J. Winters-5/13/2015

BOONVILLE – Harold J. Winters, 83, a former resident of Sudol Hill Road, husband of Phyllis, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since 2011.
He was born in Boonville on March 11, 1932, a son of William M. and Bessie Eliza Parkhurst Winters. Harold grew up in Boonville, where he received his education at Boonville Central School. In 1952, he entered the U.S. Air Force, serving his country during the Korean Conflict in the 75th Fighter Squadron, until his honorable discharge on October 17, 1955.

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Ethan Robert Felshaw-5/13/2015

BOONVILLE - Ethan Robert Felshaw, 25, a former resident of Zimmer Road, Constableville, passed away unexpectedly while doing what he loved best, riding his ATV through the wilderness of Tug Hill. Ethan was the fiancé of Jessica A. Satterly, Boonville.
He was born in Lowville on February 7, 1990, a son of Kevin J. and Chryl A. Platt Felshaw; he grew up on Zimmer Road in the Town of West Turin. Ethan attended Constableville Elementary School and graduated from South Lewis Senior High School, Turin, with the Class of 2008. While in high school, he attended the Howard G. Sackett BOCES Center, Glenfield, where he majored in carpentry. He also participated in high school baseball, football and track. He was employed at the Michael Cihocki Farm, Fish Creek, for Kraeger Construction Co., Constableville, in carpentry, and for J&J Tree Service in Remsen. Mr. Felshaw was currently employed at HPC Wireless Communications Co., Utica, in cell phone tower construction throughout the northeastern United States.

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Connie M. Pohoreskey-5/6/2015

BOONVILLE - Connie M. Pohoreskey, 85, widow of Michael, longtime resident of Egypt Road, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, April 27, 2015 at Katherine Lutheran Home, Clinton, where she had resided since 2008.
Connie was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on January 28, 1930, a daughter of Juan and Maria Fuarez Morales. Her younger years were spent in San Juan, before moving to New York City with her family at the age of 8, where she completed her education. Following her education, she met her husband, Michael Pohoreskey. The couple married on June 26, 1952 in Manhattan. Following Mich-ael’s military career, the couple settled on Egypt Road in Boonville. Mr. Pohoreskey, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, passed away on March 31, 2008.

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Christine M. Dafoe-5/6/2015

PORT LEYDEN/HARRISVILLE, NY - Christine M. Dafoe, 73, formerly of 3109 Canal Street, Port Leyden, and also formerly of Harrisville, died peacefully and surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since August 2014.
Born on May 16, 1941 in Harrisville, NY, the 13th child of John and Amy Ralph Bango, she grew up in Harrisville and attended Harrisville Central School.
She married Charles E. Dafoe on May 17, 1958 in Harrisville.

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Mary E. Graves-5/6/2015

BOONVILLE - Mary E. (Kerber) Graves, 66, of Kipp Road, wife of Eugene M. Graves Jr., passed away suddenly on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Rome on January 20, 1949, a daughter of Francis and Alice Nutt Kerber. She grew up on Kerber Road in Flintown (Ava) and was educated in Boonville, where she graduated from Boonville Central School with the Class of 1967. On April 20, 1968, Mary was united in marriage with Eugene M. Graves Jr. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rome. Thereafter, the couple lived on Buck Hill Road, Town of Wester

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Raymond Thomas Burke-5/6/2015

FORESTPORT - Raymond Thomas Burke, 80, a former longtime resident of Woodhull Street, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since August 2013.
He was born on July 17, 1934, in Utica, where he grew up and graduated from high school. For many years, Mr. Burke was employed as a Greens Keeper at Bear Creek Lodge Golf Course, Woodgate, and he was also employed at Still’s Sawmill of Ava. He moved to Forestport from Utica in 1993.

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Joseph W. Foll-4/29/2015

AVA - Joseph W. Foll, 78, husband of the late Joan, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, after a brief illness.
He was born in West Branch on April 18, 1937, a son of William J. and Julia Satterly Foll. He was a life resident of Beartown Road and graduated from West Leyden High School. Thereafter, Mr. Foll served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 until his honorable discharge in October 1962.

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William E. Hall-4/29/2015

William (Bill) E. Hall, age 93, a native and well-known former resident of Boonville, NY, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Bill was born in Boonville, NY, on June 21, 1921, a son of Gary and Lulu (Marcy) Hall. He graduated from Boonville High School, then served in WWII until his honorable discharge in January 1946 as an Air Force Sergeant.

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Audrey Gifford-4/15/2015

On March 26, 2015, our family lost Audrey Lucille Mooney Gifford, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a very quiet and private person, and she loved deeply. While we grieve her passing, we are able to take comfort in the fact that she has been reunited with family members who predeceased her: her son, Alan Gifford, her granddaughter, Kali Poulton (Rochester, NY), her parents, Dorothy (Williams) and Francis Mooney (Forestport, NY) and her four brothers, Roland, Dennis, Maynard and Frank Mooney.

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Cynthia N. Lint-4/15/2015

BOONVILLE - Cynthia N. Lint passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015, after a short illness, at the home of her son, Christopher, while under the loving care of her family.
She was born in Lowville on January 4, 1952, a daughter of Gordon and Bernice I. Weiler Camp. She grew up in Boonville, and graduated from Adirondack Central School with the Class of 1970. After that, she married James W. Lint Sr., and for several years thereafter the couple lived at various locations, where Mr. Lint was serving in the U.S. Navy. In 1980, she returned to Boonville, where she had since lived. She was em-ployed as a custodian at Charles J. Love Post American Legion and at Boonville Elks Lodge; since 2007, until her illness, she was employed as a cook at Slim’s Restaurant, Boonville.

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James H. Cihocki-4/15/2015

WEST LEYDEN - James H. Cihocki, 70, of Apple Road, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Albany Medical Center, Albany, after a brief illness.
He was born in Rome on March 31, 1945, a son of Frank J. and Sophie A. Podkowka Cihocki. Jim grew up on the Rhimiller Road and graduated from West Leyden High School with the Class of 1963. While in high school, he participated on the soccer and basketball teams. He was first employed at the West Leyden Farmers Cooperative Milk Plant. For many years, he was employed as a machinist for Bartell Machine Co., Rome, retiring in 2001.

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John Andrew Addington-4/15/2015

BOONVILLE - John A. Addington, 68, of Reed Lane, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, while under the loving care of his family.
John was born on January 29, 1947, in Rome, a son of Charles H. and Ora P. Williamson Addington. He spent the earlier years of his life in Sauquoit and Paris Station before moving to Boonville with his mother and siblings in 1957. John was educated in Sauquoit Valley Central School before completing his education at Adirondack Central School.
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Marilyn A. Pfendler-4/15/2015

ALDER CREEK - Marilyn A. Pfendler, 59, of Taylor Road, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a several month illness.
She was born in Utica, NY, on August 11, 1955, a daughter of William and Christine Allen Sprowell. She grew up in Forestport and graduated from Adirondack Central High School in 1974. She married Eric Pfendler on October 30, 1976 in Boonville. She was employed at Rome Specialty Company, Forestport, retiring due to disability in the early 1980s.

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Fred W. Blakeslee-4/15/2015

UTICA - Fred W. Blakeslee, 88, of Acacia Village, devoted husband of Jane, and former resident of Holland Patent and Pine Bush, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the Masonic Care Community, after a short illness.
He was born in Hamden, Connecticut, on July 23, 1926 to George E. and Susie M. Wheeler Blakeslee and attended school in Seymour, CT. Fred entered the U.S. Navy in October 1944, serving his country during WWII. He was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class in August 1946.

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Dorothy M. Kraeger-4/8/2015

BOONVILLE - Dorothy M. (Kessler) Kraeger, 90, widow of Robert C., a longtime resident of North Pearl Street, Port Leyden, passed away in her sleep at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and Larry Green, Alger Road, Boonville, on Good Friday, April 3, 2015.
A native of Boonville, she was a daughter of Royal and Elizabeth Heiler Kessler. Dorothy graduated from Boonville High School, and was united in marriage with Robert C. Kraeger on October 1, 1946, at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Mr. Kraeger, a retiree of Georgia Pacific Paper Co., Lyons Falls, died on November 12, 1999.

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Marian P. Wheeler-4/8/2015

FORESTPORT - Marian P. Wheeler, 90, a native of Forestport, and lifelong resident of Division Street, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had been a resident since 2007.
She was born on August 6, 1924, a daughter of Clarence and Alice P. Horton Wheeler, and attended Forestport High School. She was first employed at Dunlop Tire Co., Utica; later, for 28 years, Marian was employed as a machine operator at Rome Specialty Co., Forestport, retiring in the early 1980s.

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Carol L. Stinebrickner-4/8/2015

MOREHEAD, NC - Carol L. Stinebrickner, 60, formerly of West Leyden, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 23, 2015.
Carol was born on July 9, 1954, a daughter of the late LeRoy and Marion (Smith) Stinebrickner. She grew up in West Leyden, where she was educated, graduating from Adirondack Central School with the Class of 1972. For a time, she was employed for Adirondack Central School as a janitor at West Leyden Elementary. She also worked at the Stonehedge Nursing Home, Rome, as a Certified Nurses Aide. Carol then moved south, living in Ethridge, Tennessee, and later Morehead, North Carolina.

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Vivian K. Jenkins-4/8/2015

FORESTPORT - Vivian K. Jenkins, 78, of O’Brien Road, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since February, 2015.
She was born in Rome on November 2, 1936, a daughter of Albert and Marion Hartson Herriman. Vivan grew up in Remsen, where she graduated from high school with the Class of 1954. After that she attended and graduated from Syracuse University School of Nursing, earning a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. She worked her nurses training at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse.

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Roger E. Carr Sr.-4/8/2015

TOWN OF STEUBEN - Roger E. Carr Sr, 68, of Latteiman Road, passed away at his residence on Friday, April 3, 2015, while surrounded by the loving care of his wife, family and Hospice, after a heroic battle with cancer.
He was born in Watertown on March 6, 1947, a son of Victor and Marjorie Beavens Carr. Roger grew up in Watertown, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1965. Afterwards, he was employed for Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Watertown, until July 1966, when he entered the U.S. Army, serving first at Fort Bragg, NC, before serving in the Vietnam War as a member of the 6th BN 82D Artillery Division until 1967. In July 1968, he transferred to the Army Reserves, serving until his honorable discharge, with the rank of Corporal, on July 5, 1972.

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Patricia Lynn “Penny” Egnew Sheen-4/1/2015

LYONS FALLS - Patricia Lynn “Penny” Egnew Sheen died unexpectedly on Sunday night, March 22, 2015 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.  
She was born in Lowville, NY, at Lewis County General Hospital on September 7, 1961. She is the daughter of Violet J. Yauger of Port Leyden, NY, and Keith Egnew of Oswego, NY.   

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Scott L. Hall-4/1/2015

OLD FORGE - Scott L. Hall, 55, passed away at his residence after a heroic battle with cancer on Friday, March 27, 2015, while surrounded by the loving care of his family and friends.
He was born in Utica, on December 15, 1959, a son of Wilfred Scott and Myrna Lindsay Hall. Scott grew up in Old Forge and graduated from Town of Webb High School. Mr. Hall was employed by Hubbell Companies of Margaretville, NY, for many years as a Golf Course Shaper, building golf courses around the world. He was of the Catholic faith.

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Greta M. Daskiewich-4/1/2015

BOONVILLE - Greta M. Daskiewich, 72, of Route 12, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford.
She was born in Little Falls, NY, on September 21, 1942, a daughter of George and Lela VanBenschoten Nestle. Her family lived in Salisbury and then moved to Boonville in the late 1950s. Greta graduated from Boonville High School in 1960. She married Alex Daskiewich on September 24, 1960 in Boonville.

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Sharon M. Graham-4/1/2015

OLD FORGE - Sharon M. Graham, age 64, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, with her family by her side after a lengthy illness.
Sharon was born to Alfred and Elizabeth “Betty” (Thibado) Tyler on October 4, 1950, at Little Falls Hospital.
She attended the Town of Webb Schools, graduating in 1969. She also attended MVCC, majoring in Advertising and Design. On May 8, 1971, Sharon was united with the love of her life, John (Jack) Graham, at Nicolls Memorial Church in Old Forge. During their marriage of almost 44 years, they raised their two children, Kristy and Timothy. Sharon lived her entire life in Old Forge, never wanting to leave the area she loved so much.

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Charles A. Kraeger-4/1/2015

CARTHAGE - Charles A. Kraeger, 63, a former longtime resident of East Road, Port Leyden, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness.
He was born in Boonville on August 7, 1951, a son of Eugene and Margaret Mary Kraeger. Charles grew up near Port Leyden and attended Port Leyden School, completing his education at South Lewis Senior High School, Turin. For over 25 years, Mr. Kraeger was employed as a paper maker at Fiber Mark Paper Co. of Lowville. A marriage to Karen Peebles ended in divorce. 

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Matilda Youngs Biro-4/1/2015

BOONVILLE - Matilda I. Biro, affectionately known as “Tilly,” a former longtime resident of Gleasman Road, Town of Ava, widow of William, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, while surrounded by the loving care of her family, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jean Biro, on the Webster Hill Road, Boonville. For the past 10 years, Tilly had resided with Michael and Jean.
She was born in Boonville on December 6, 1926, a daughter of William and Alice Young Youngs. Matilda grew up in the Town of Leyden and in Port Leyden, where she graduated from high school with the Class of 1944.

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Valerie J. Jones-4/1/2015

Valerie J. Jones, age 72, of North Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Boonville, NY, passed away on March 21, 2015. She was born on August 13, 1942 to Frances Meekin and J. Francis Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her husband Norman Donald Jones, daughter Rebecca L. Mynter, son Gregory A. Mynter, grandson Keiler W. Mynter and granddaughter Marissa Jean Mynter.
A funeral will take place in North Western, NY, later this year.

Charles J. McConnell-3/25/2015

BOONVILLE - Charles J. McConnell, 79, of Lansing Place, affectionately known as Charlie, husband of Maxine, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital after a short illness. For many years he had resided on Upper Schuyler Street, Boonville.
He was born in Boonville on March 30, 1935, a son of Ira E. and Patricia Nolan McConnell and grew up at the Fish Creek Sportsmen's Club, where his parents were caretakers for the club. Later, his family moved to a farm on the West Road, near Constableville. He graduated from Constableville High School with the Class of 1954. While in high school, Charlie participated on the basketball team and was a member of the marching band.

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Cory M. Zeigler-3/25/2015

BOONVILLE - Cory M. Zeigler, 57, affectionately known as “Cork,” husband of Jeanie, passed away at his home on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Cory was born on April 16, 1957, at home on the Mineral Springs Road, Boonville, a son of Ervin and Louise Hess Zeigler. He was educated in Boonville and attended BOCES in Glenfield, where he took classes in carpentry. Cork graduated from Adirondack High School with the class of 1976. While in school he enjoyed playing football, basketball, and was an exceptional catcher and hitter for the baseball team. He was also a member of Boy Scout Troop #13. Cork was united in marriage to Jeanie Sullivan on July 7, 1979 in Port Leyden.

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Penny A Roscetti-3/25/2015

RIVERTON, IL - Penny A Roscetti, “Road Queen,” 58, of Riverton, Illinois, passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home.
She was born on July 25, 1956, the daughter of James J. Roscetti “MOATS” of Riverton, who passed away in 1972, and Lois A Roscetti, also of Riverton, who passed away in 2008.

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Reverend Billie Jean Melton-3/25/2015

Reverend Billie Jean Melton passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Binghamton, NY. During the past year, while enduring an extended illness, she has been cared for by her loving family, as well as Hospice.

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Douglas M. Preston-3/25/2015

NEW HARTFORD - Douglas McIntyre Preston, 67, of New Hartford, local historian and railroad enthusiast, wrote this while waiting to catch his last train, which occurred on Saturday, March 14, 2015. He died after more than four years of treatment for colon cancer.
Doug Preston was born on December 6, 1947 in Cooperstown, NY, the second son of Robert E. Preston and Winfield McIntyre Preston. He graduated from Cooperstown Central School in 1965, Syracuse University with a BA in History in 1969, and the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Training in 1970.

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Kathryn Brand-3/18/2015

Kathryn Brand, 77, of Alder Creek, NY, peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 surrounded by family after a brief illness.
Kathryn or “Kitty,” as everyone knew her by, was born on August 21, 1937 to Charles and Anne Sullivan of Chestnut Hill, PA. She was a graduate of Little Flower Catholic School for Girls, Philadelphia, PA, in 1955. While attending Gwynedd Mercy College, she met the love of her life, John L. Brand, and soon after in 1956 they wed.

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Bernice I. LeVan-3/11/2015

BOONVILLE - Bernice I. LeVan, 95, a resident of Feeder Street since 1998, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, after a brief illness.

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Marjorie M. Peling Donahue-3/11/2015

Marjorie M. Peling Donahue passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Daniel O’Brien, in Sandston, VA.
She was born on October 2, 1933 to Marjorie and Ralph Peling in Lyons Falls, NY. She attended Lyons Falls School and was known for her athletic and artistic abilities, as well as being a prankster.

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Frances M. Murphy-3/11/2015

ORISKANY - Frances M. Murphy 89, of Cider Street, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015.
She was born in Dorchester, New Brunswick (NB), on January 3, 1926 to Fredrick Miller and Annie (Shannon) Miller.

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Timothy E. Sliter-3/11/2015

Timothy E. Sliter, 54, of Hudson, Florida, formerly from Port Leyden, NY, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Trinity Medical Center, Trinity, Florida, after a long battle with cancer.

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Rita J. Todd-3/11/2015

LYONS FALLS - Rita J. Todd, 74, of Rumble Road, wife of Keith F., passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness.
She was born in Granville, NY (Washington County) on May 23, 1940, a daughter of Ernest and Laura Johnson Hurley. Rita grew up in the Granville area, attending school in Granville and Hartford. Later she received her GED. For many years, Rita resided in Granville, where she was employed in the cafeteria at Granville Elementary School.

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John W. Platt-3/4/2015

WATSON - John W. Platt, 79, passed away at his home on the River Road, Saturday, February 28, 2015.
John was born on August 6, 1935, in the Town of Western to the late Kenneth and Gladys Clark Platt; attended Boonville Adirondack High School, and took business management courses at Canton ATC.

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Gerald Russell “Red” Kearney-2/25/2015

NEW HARTFORD - Gerald Russell “Red” Kearney, 93, of New Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
He was born on July 9, 1921, in Montreal, Canada, the son of the late Joseph and Kathleen Robbins Kearney. He graduated from St. Francis De Sales in Utica and John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received a Division I Scholarship to play basketball and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corp in WWII, serving as a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter pilot in the Pacific Theater. He married the love of his life, Marie Blanch, on July 3, 1948, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Syracuse, a blessed union of 66 years.

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Stacy Lynn Moran-2/25/2015

PORT LEYDEN - Stacy Lynn (Hutchins) Moran, 39, of Moose River Road, wife of Jason, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after an illness of two years.
She was born in Lowville on May 19, 1975, a daughter of Katrina Hutchins. Stacy grew up in Port Leyden, where she attended elementary school, graduating from South Lewis Senior High School, Turin, with the Class of 1994.

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Paula B. Boor Lynch-2/25/2015

WHITE LAKE - Paula B. Boor Lynch, 74, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015, after residing at Sunset Nursing Home since August 2013 in a long and courageous battle against the neurological disorder known as progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP. She was surrounded by her two loving daughters.

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Reverend Billie Jean Melton-2/25/2015

Reverend Billie Jean Melton passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Binghamton, NY. During the past year while enduring an extended illness, she has been cared for by her loving family, as well as Hospice.
Born on April 2, 1938 in Lovington, New Mexico, Billie Jean was the daughter of the late Robert Culbert “R.C.’’ and Hazel Marie Lewis.'

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Mary L. Mathis-2/18/2015

BOONVILLE - Mary L. Mathis, 85, of Erwin Street went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness.

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Annice "Ann" Backer-2/18/2015

ROUZERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA – Annice “Ann” Vera (Van Atta) Backer, age 66, of Rouzerville, Pennsylvania, was called home on Wednesday morning, February 11, 2015 at her son’s home in Dover with her son Tyrus and daughter Tammie by her side.

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Gordon K. Shaver-2/18/2015

PORT LEYDEN - Gordon K. Shaver, 72, of Route 12, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

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John Stafford Brett "Brett"-2/18/2015

STEUBEN CORNERS - On a snowy Valentine’s Day afternoon, Saturday, February 14, 2015, John Stafford Brett “Brett” slipped away to play music. He was the beloved husband of Gail Hompesch Brett of Steuben Corners, NY, for almost 20 years. He was the proud, strong father of Cameron William Brett and his wife Yuka of Tokyo, Japan; loving "JiJi" to Airi and Cooper, who brought him great joy.

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Francis James Dolan-2/18/2015

BOONVILLE - Francis James Dolan, 83, affectionately known as Jim, husband of Rosemary, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at his residence while under the loving care of his wife, family and Hospice.

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Lawrence R. Andrews-2/18/2015

BOONVILLE - Lawrence R. Andrews, 65, of West Leyden Road died on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 after a lengthy illness.

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Sophia R. Riegler-2/11/2015

 WEST BRANCH - Sophia R. (Kaido) Riegler, 92, of State Route 26, West Branch, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Bethany Gardens, Rome, where she had been a resident since August 6, 2012.
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Evelyn D. Axtell-2/11/2015

PORT LEYDEN - Mrs. Evelyn D. (Wood) Axtell, 96, a longtime resident of North Pearl Street, widow of Harold D., passed away at her residence, while under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice, on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

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Robert C. Grower-2/11/2015

Robert C. Grower, Houston, Texas, died on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
Robert was born on April 16, 1935, son of Robert and Erma (Andrews) Grower. He attended Boonville High School and graduated in 1952, and also attended Clarkson College.

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Patricia M. Rounds-2/4/2015

LYONS FALLS- Patricia M. Rounds, 70, of Laura Street, Lyons Falls, NY, died on Tuesday afternoon, January 27, 2015 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
Patricia was born on April 16, 1944 in Forestport, NY, a daughter of the late Hermon and Emma Mathill Wood. She attended Port Leyden Central School. On April 23, 1960, she married David F. Rounds at the mance of Forest Presbyterian Church, with Reverend Frank O’Hara officiating. Pat worked for the Lewis County Head Start program for over 30 years at the Lyons Falls center.

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Rita Schoff Markham-2/4/2015

PORT LEYDEN - Rita Schoff Markham, 90, a longtime resident of West Road, Constableville, and later West Road, Turin, and more recently a resident of Whitton Place Apartments, Port Leyden, widow of Robert, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, after a short illness, surrounded by family.
She was born in West Leyden on February 29, 1924, a daughter of Henry and Sarah Haver Schoff. Rita grew up in West Leyden and graduated from West Leyden Central High School in 1941. In 1944, Rita graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in education. For two years thereafter, Rita taught Home Economics in Bath, New York.

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Charles (Chuck) H. Kline-1/28/2015

BOONVILLE - Charles (Chuck) H. Kline, 77, of East Schuyler Street, died on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where he had resided since December 4, 2014.
He was born in Syracuse, NY on February 24, 1937, a son of Charles and Susan Smith Kline.

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Evelyn S. Webster-1/28/2015

PORT LEYDEN - Evelyn S. Webster, 85, of Lincoln Street, Port Leyden, NY, passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, NY, with her daughter at her side. 
She was born on January 9, 1930 in Lowville, NY, to Michael and Eva (Rumble) Kessler.

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Elwin “Al” Risley-1/28/2015

Elwin John “Al” Risley of Poquoson, VA, passed away on January 19, 2015 after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born in Utica, NY, on January 24, 1942 to Elwin Andrew Risley and Anna Ruth (Petrosky) Risley.

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Norma Thompson-1/21/2015

Norma Arlene Thompson, of Boonville, NY, passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014, at Regional Senior Center, Custer, SD, following a period of illness.
Norma was born on February 21, 1933 in Parker, SD, the daughter of Gerald “Jerry” Hammond and Dorothy Mae (Barber) Hammond. She was raised in Parker.

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Elizabeth “Betty” L. Kirk-1/21/2015

TOWN OF AVA - Elizabeth “Betty” L. Kirk, age 84, of the Town of Ava, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
She was born on November 10, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late Karl “Hank” and Betty Gross Riechenbacker. Betty was united in marriage to Raymond H. Kirk on December 17, 1949; he died in January 1998. She worked at the Lee American Legion Post from 1974 until her retirement in 2012. She was a member of the Boonville Elks, Lee American Legion Auxiliary, and Past President of the Oneida County Legion Auxiliary.

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Dorothy Beatrice Lee-1/21/2015

PORT LEYDEN - Dorothy Beatrice Lee, 79, formerly of Thomas Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 16, 2015, at Lewis Country Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness.
Dorothy was born at home on the Norton Road, Town of Leyden, on March 8, 1935, a daughter of Alfred G. and Isabel L. (Olney) Fox. In the early 1940’s she moved with her family to a farm on Thomas Road, near Port Leyden. She attended Port Leyden Central School, graduating with the Class of 1954. Thereafter, she returned home, caring for her parents and assisting with day-to-day household and dairy farming chores. After the deaths of her parents, Dorothy married William R. Lee on April 26, 1975, at the Boonville United Methodist Church.

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Gordon Traxel-1/21/2015

AVA - Gordon Traxel, 96, of Traxel Road, a native and life resident of the Town of Ava, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
He was born on December 18, 1918, on the Traxel Farm, a son of Daniel and Lucy Wood Traxel. He graduated from West Leyden High School with the Class of 1936. For many years, he operated the Traxel Family Farm until he retired from farming in 1969. After that, he was employed as a custodian and bus driver at the Adirondack Elementary School in West Leyden, and as a truck driver at Bailey’s Feed Mill of Boonville, retiring in 1984.

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Robert Walter-1/14/2015

REMSEN - Robert "Bob" Lyle Walter, lovingly known as Pops, 75, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital after a long battle with heart disease.
He was born on July 28, 1939. Bob was one of three children of Lyle and Kathryn Reider Walter.

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Aase Eikevik-1/14/2015

Aase Eikevik, 85, a former resident of 119 Sunrise Boulevard N., Rome, NY, passed away from natural causes at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilition Center, Boonvile, on Friday evening, January 9, 2015 with her family at her side. Aase had resided at Sunset Nursing Home for the past two years.

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Joseph Francis McNally-1/14/2015

PORT LEYDEN - Joseph Francis McNally, 68, of 7558 Wildcat Road, died on Wednesday evening, January 7, 2015 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.
He was born on January 30, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Edward and Dorothy Lauer McNally, and was a graduate of North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. He married Nell Ann Harrison on March 16, 1974 in the Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Maurice Deitch-1/14/2015

Maurice “Sonny” Deitch died at his home on Wednesday, December 28, 2014 in Lacey, WA, from natural causes. He was 87 years old.
Sonny was born in Brooklyn, NY, on December 20, 1927 to his parents, Maurice Deitch and Emily (Goff) Deitch. He was raised by his father’s sister and her husband, his Aunt Addie Meyers and Uncle Maynard “Chief” Meyers of Rome, NY. Sonny lived with his aunt and uncle until he enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1945 at age 17. He served honorably in the South Pacific near the end of WW II. After military service, he settled in Bronx, NY, to be near his mother. He secured a job at Con Edison Company, where he worked until he retired in November of 1982. Shortly after retirement, he moved to Boonville, NY, where he lived until 2008, and then moved to the State of Washington to live with his two sons.

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John D. Cooper-1/14/2015

TURIN – John D. “Jack” Cooper, 76, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
He was born in Rochester, PA, and later lived in Texas before settling on his grandparents’ farm in Turin, NY. Jack is survived by one younger sibling, Victor James Cooper. Their parents were Col. David Kerr and Gwendolyn Gadd Cooper.

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Hazel L. Thayer-1/14/2015

BOONVILLE - Hazel (Lamb) Thayer, 101, widow of Ivan “Pat” Thayer, a former resident of West Main Street, Turin, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2006.

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Jon A. Gerstner-1/14/2015

BOONVILLE - Jon A. Gerstner, 74, of Ann Street, a native and former resident of Utica, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a brief illness.

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Norma J. Pfendler-1/7/2015

BOONVILLE - Norma J. Pfendler, 82, of Jackson Hill Road passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital.


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Donald Harvey Sawyer-1/7/2015

BRANTINGHAM - Donald Harvey Sawyer, of Brantingham, NY, died peacefully on Christmas day, Thursday, December 25, 2014, at the age of 83.

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Susan Boor-1/7/2015

WOODGATE – Susan Boor, 96, formerly of Walnut Road, Woodgate, passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, with her loving family at her side.

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Lawrence E. Fuller-1/7/2015

WEST LEYDEN - Lawrence E. Fuller, 90, of Osceola Road, husband of Genevieve, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mary Lenart-1/7/2015

WEST CARTHAGE - Mary (Coscomb) Lenart, 86, widow of Tadeusz, and former resident of West Side Terrace Adult Home, Madison Street, West Carthage, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since April 2010.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Ralph Stoffle-1/7/2015

BOONVILLE - Ralph Stoffle, 82, of Post Street IRA, passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a short illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Julius J. Yuhasz-1/7/2015

BOONVILLE - Julius J. Yuhasz, 84, of Potato Hill Road passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his home.


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Harry J.F. Landman-1/7/2015

REMSEN - Harry J.F. Landman, 74, loving and loved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Saturday night, January 3, 2015, in his home after a brief illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Malcolm V. Murphy-1/7/2015

ORISKANY - Malcolm V. Murphy, 89, of Cider Street, affectionately known as “Mac,” passed away after a battle with cancer on Friday, January 2, 2015.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Winifred Jones Newmann-1/7/2015

REMSEN - Winifred Jones Newmann, 99, fondly known by her childhood nickname “Jim,” passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 2, 2015 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she had resided for five years.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Nancy R. Wallus-12/24/2014

Nancy R. Wallus passed away on Thursday evening, December 18, 2014.
Nancy was born on October 13, 1928 in Utica, NY, a daughter of Edmund and Carmen (Boyce) Liddle. She was united in marriage for more than 50 years to Peter P. Wallus who preceded her in death in August of 2006. Nancy worked tirelessly for many decades as the Coordinator of Arts Programs for the Kalamazoo Public Schools. She and Peter were active members of the Westwood United Methodist Church, playing an integral role in the initiation of the Stephen Ministries Program. Among Nancy’s loves were her family, music, the arts, and contributing to the lives of others whenever she could. Nancy ran an open house where no one was a stranger.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Robert B. Lyndaker-12/24/2014

BOONVILLE - Robert B. Lyndaker, 63, of Hawkinsville Road, affectionately known as “Bob,” husband of Robin, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, after a brief illness, while under the loving care of his family and Hospice.
He was born in Lowville on July 12, 1951, the eldest son of Donald and Shirley Snyder Lyndaker. He grew up in the Castorland and Naumburg area, graduating from Beaver River Central School with the Class of 1969. While growing up, Bob was employed at farms in the Naumburg area. For over 45 years, Mr. Lyndaker was employed as a tractor-trailer driver for the logging industry in northern New York, including Les Card and Jim Simpson, both of Carthage, Bruce Turck, Port Leyden, and P & W Forestry, Poland; his last employment for the past seven years was at 3B Timber Co., Boonville.

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Howard J. Weiman-12/24/2014

INLET - Howard J. Weiman, 97, a longtime resident of the Limekiln Lake Road, Inlet, a well-known master carpenter in the Adirondack region and more recently of Crosby Boulevard, Old Forge, husband of the late Gloria, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since October 2014.
He was born on May 23, 1917 on the Weiman homestead farm in Highmarket, a son of Joseph and Hope Washburn Weiman. He grew up in Highmarket and attended a district school near Fish Creek, later attending Constableville High School, graduating with the Class of 1934. After that, he was employed in lumbering, and after purchasing a truck he was employed in pulp wood transportation from the Central Adirondacks to the Moyer & Pratt Paper Co. of Carthage and to Gould Paper Co., Lyons Falls.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Geraldine H. Palaka-12/24/2014

WOODGATE - Geraldine H. (Szpiech) Palaka, 85, a former longtime resident of Elmwood Road, Woodgate, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2004.
Geraldine was born on August 25, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Jacob and Josephine Laska Szpiech. At the age of 5, she moved to Rome, with her family, where she graduated from high school and then from Utica School of Commerce. For several years she was employed as an operator at Anserphone of Rome, moving to Woodgate in 1965.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Douglas W. Denslow-12/17/2014

Mr. Douglas “Doug” W. Denslow, 79, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Waynesboro Hospital. He was the husband of his loving wife Janis Marie Denslow for 55 years.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald,

Allen A. Brown Jr.-12/17/2014

LYONS FALLS - Allen A. Brown Jr., 69, of Franklin Street, passed away suddenly at his residence on Monday, December 8, 2014.

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Donald M. Colton-12/17/2014

LOWVILLE - Donald M. (Don) Colton, 87, died peacefully at his home on Monday, December 8, 2014, under the care of his family and Hospice, while held on a bed of prayers by a wide circle of friends.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

John J. Haile-12/3/2014

John J. Haile, 63, Boonville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, following a brief illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Gayle S. Rhoades-12/3/2014

BALDWINSVILLE - Gayle Strobel (Gallo) Rhoades, 77, of Baldwinsville passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Upstate University Hospital Community Campus. 

For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Carole A. Mamrosh-12/3/2014

DOLGEVILLE - Carole A. (Robinson) Mamrosh, 63, of Dolge Avenue, a former resident of Church Street, Boonville, and wife of Michael G., passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family, after a brief illness on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

James P. Murphy-12/3/2014

FORESTPORT - James P. Murphy, 72, affectionately known as “Murph,” husband of the late Dona, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

For a complete copy of the obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Dewey R. Barrow-11/26/2014

 HAWKINSVILLE - Dewey R. Barrow, 60, of Hayes Road East, affectionately known as Randy, husband of Linda M., passed away suddenly on Friday, November 21, 2014, at his residence. 

Betty Mae Hall-11/26/2014

ANNSVILLE - Betty Mae Hall, age 87, of Annsville, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Thomas Lyle Wiedrick-11/26/2014

TURIN- Thomas Lyle Wiedrick, 66, of East Road, husband of Cynthia, passed away at his residence on Friday, November 21, 2014, while under the loving care of his wife and Lewis County Hospice.

Donna M. Denslow-11/26/2014

Caroga Lake - Donna M. Denslow, 59, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 21, 2014.
She was born on May 11, 1955 in Utica. She was the daughter of Donald and Marie Aluza Callahan of Whitesboro, NY.

Shirley E. Peacock-11/19/2014

OLD FORGE – Shirley E. Peacock, 90, a native and life resident of Old Forge and wife of William Y., passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2012.

Veronica E. Sullivan-11/19/2014

LYONS FALLS - Veronica E. Sullivan, 52, of Cherry Street, formerly of Constableville, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at her residence while under the loving care of her companion, Kermit, her family and Hospice. 

Shelby Jean Sobolowski-11/19/2014

CAMDEN - Shelby Jean Sobolowski, of Camden, passed away in the first hour of Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. She was 67 years old.

Gordon E. Burke Jr.-11/19/2014

FORESTPORT - Gordon E. Burke Jr., 67, of Division Street, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

John W. “Bill” Deis-11/19/2014

HERKIMER – John W. “Bill” Deis, 75, of Herkimer passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, New Hartford, NY, with his loving family by his side.

Edith L. Blair-11/19/2014

FORESTPORT - Edith L. Blair, 97, widow of Joseph E., passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, where she had resided since October 2005.

Eleanor I. Karpinski-11/19/2014

BOONVILLE - Eleanor I. (Baker) Karpinski, 74, of East Road, wife of Paul, passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville.

Gloria J. Moore-11/19/2014

LOWVILLE – Gloria J. Moore, 72, of North State Street, died early Monday morning, November 17, 2014 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Joanna Moore, under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

Chester H. Kaido-11/12/2014

LEE CENTER - Chester Henry Kaido, 98, of State Route 26, husband of Carolyn, passed away at his residence while under the loving care of his wife and family on Friday, November 7, 2014.

Ronald C. Croniser-11/12/2014

 BOONVILLE - Ronald C. Croniser, 67, husband of Carol (Simpson) Croniser, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma.

Mary (McCarthy) Burke-11/12/2014

Mary G. (McCarthy) Burke, 79, of Boonville, NY, formerly of Hudson, NH, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 after a brief illness.

Kenneth A. Slawson-11/5/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Kenneth A. Slawson, 73, of Kessler Road, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Marian G. Andrews-10/22/2014

 BOONVILLE - Marian (Gantner) Andrews, 96, a former longtime resident of Ford Street, widow of Frederick, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since June 2014.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Marie Louise Carpenter-10/22/2014

STEUBEN - Marie Louise Carpenter, 73, of North Steuben Road, widow of L. Daniel Carpenter, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Rome Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Brooklyn on January 14, 1941, a daughter of Marie Gorres and Myron Senchyna. She grew up in Steuben and graduated from Remsen Central School with the Class of 1958. For 19 years Louise was employed as a rural mail carrier at the Remsen Post Office.

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Hope Elizabeth Inslee-10/22/2014

REMSEN - Hope Elizabeth Inslee, 15, of Schaffer Road, niece of Michael and Doretta (Inslee) Hapeman, earned her Angels Wings, at her residence, on Thursday, October 16, 2014, after a very courageous and heroic struggle with cancer. At the present time Hope was a member of the sophomore class at Remsen High School. 

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Richard Thomas Brow-10/22/2014

DRESDEN, NY – Mr. Richard Thomas Brow, 84, a longtime resident of Dresden, NY, and retired Penn Yan Elementary School Principal and Community Champion, went to be with his Lord on Friday, October 17, 2014, after a long illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Dr. Maureen A. Casamayou-10/15/2014

TURIN - Dr. Maureen A. Casamayou, 67, of Swackhammer Road, widow of Louis J., passed away at her home on Monday, October 6, 2014, while under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
Maureen was born in Bury, Lancashire, United Kingdom, on April 1, 1947, a daughter of Thomas P. and Kathleen Stephens Hogan. Following primary and secondary education in England, Maureen in 1968 completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in economics at London University in the United Kingdom. She then moved to Wichita, Kansas, where at Wichita State University she completed a Master of Arts Degree in political science in 1970. In 1989, she completed a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in political science at Boston College. Her major fields of study were American political institutions, American political behavior, and American comparative government.

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Faith K. Murling-10/15/2014

BOONVILLE - Faith K. Murling, 90, of Boonville, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at University Hospital in Syracuse.
She was born on October 4, 1924, in Clayton, the daughter of Archie and Alice Zimmer Kennedy. She was a graduate of Clayton High School and Hartwick College School of Nursing. On May 14, 1949 she married Earl “Bud” Murling. He passed away on April 15, 2010.

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Brandon S. Zientara-10/15/2014

ROME - Brandon S. Zientara passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Rome, NY.
He was born on March 6, 1979 in Toms River, NJ. He attended Clinton High School and transferred to Adirondack Central School in Boonville, where he graduated in 1998. Brandon played football, but a knee injury curtailed that activity. After graduation, Brandon was a self-employed electrical construction worker. An avid outdoorsman, Brandon’s passion was fishing. He was a generous and loyal friend.

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Betty Jean Peterson-10/15/2014

BOONVILLE - Betty Jean (Smith) Peterson, 79, a former resident of Eagle Bay and Hayes Road West, Boonville, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.
She was born in Nichols, Pennsylvania, on July 30, 1935, a daughter of Homer and Helen Smith. Betty grew up in Nichols, where she graduated from high school. Later she and her family moved to Martinsburg, NY, and after that she lived in the Boonville area on Lachausse Road for many years, Hayes Road West, and then on Fourth Lake at Eagle Bay. For many years, Mrs. Peterson was employed as a line supervisor at Lally Manufacturing Co., Port Leyden.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Leola B. Gaylord-10/8/2014

LYONS FALLS - Leola (Rounds) Gaylord, 92, formerly of Laura Street, widow of Herbert E., passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since 2011.

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Lena Pfendler-10/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Lena Frances Brach Pfendler, formerly of Aubrey Avenue, Boonville, and a current resident at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility first floor since 2009, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mr. Clarence Maynard Johnson Jr.-10/8/2014

WADESBORO – Mr. Clarence Maynard Johnson Jr., 78, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
Maynard was born on December 6, 1935 in Orlando, FL, the only son of the late Clarence Maynard and Margaret Elizabeth Gut-heintz Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Belk Johnson.

For a copy of the obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Phillip Myron Pribble-10/8/2014

ARKPORT, NEW YORK/WEST LEYDEN - “What’s the good word?”…does not seem like a great way to start an ordinary obituary. However, the life of Phillip Myron Pribble was anything but ordinary.
Born November 28, 1931, Phillip aka “Mike” Pribble became the example of what it means to give, laugh, love, and cherish every moment with friends/family. He stood proudly behind every cause from the Air Force (1953-1957), to a successful horse-raising farm in West Leyden, NY, to his most recent new venture, Grand View Canine Care (Arkport, NY).  Mike retired from Beneficial Financial in Rome, NY.  He was a force full of strength and passion.

For a copy of the obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald,.

Frances A. Owens-10/8/2014

 AVA - Frances A. Owens, age 96, of Ava, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Bethany Gardens.

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Thomas J. McCluskey-10/8/2014

BARNEVELD - Thomas J. McCluskey, 91, of Acacia Village, Utica, formerly of Boon Street, Barneveld, husband of Eveline Perry, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at his residence, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Stephanie Marie Tomasik-10/1/2014

HOLLAND PATENT - Stephanie Marie (Koscinski) Tomasik, 94, of Holland Patent, a former resident of Fox Road, Marcy, and widow of Henry J., passed away at her residence on Friday, September 26, 2014, while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Hospice.

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Irving J. Kraeger-10/1/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Irving J. Kraeger, 88, husband of Josephine (Jo), lifelong resident of Constableville and the longest standing member of the Lewis County Board of Legislators, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at SUNY Upstate Medical University following a brief illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Thomas E. Loadwick-10/1/2014

Thomas E. Loadwick, 70, of Watertown, NY, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Samaritan Medical Center.

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Lynn Cameron Kingsbury-10/1/2014

GREENFIELD – Lynn Cameron Kingsbury, age 66, of Greenfield, IN, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital. 

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Louis T. “Ted” Muha-9/24/2014

BOONVILLE - Louis T. “Ted” Muha, 64, of Woodgate Drive has gone to be with his dad on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born in Boonville on January 26, 1950, a son of the late Louis S. “Louie” Muha. Ted was employed for many years in the fuel trucking industry.

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Margaret C. “Peg” Brooks-9/24/2014

WESTERNVILLE - Mar-garet C. “Peg” Brooks, 74, of Brooks Road, Town of Western, entered into her eternal home on Friday, September 19, 2014, where she was welcomed by her Lord and Savior, her husband Bruce, and children James, Molly and Chris. Peg passed away peacefully at home while under the loving care of her family.

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Richard L. Jones-9/24/2014

TURIN - Richard L. “Uncle” Jones, 86, of East Main Street, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a coy of the Boonville Herald.

Stanley F. "Hutch" Hutchins Sr.-9/24/2014

BOONVILLE - Stanley F. "Hutch" Hutchins Sr. of Boonville passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice.

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Kareen L. Cecero-9/17/2014

Kareen L. Cecero, 56, of Central Square, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
She was born on January 29, 1958 in Lowville, daughter of Milton and Carol Marcy Brill. Karen was a dedicated and loving mother to her children and a loving wife. She will be dearly missed.


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James E. Fey-9/17/2014

 BOONVILLE - James E. Fey, 85, of Schuyler Street, husband of Lois, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 12, 2014, while fishing in the Adirondacks, something that he greatly enjoyed. 

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Lillian M. Maurer-9/17/2014

BOONVILLE - Lillian M. Maurer, 89, of Route 46 passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville.

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Tillie F. Czajka-9/17/2014

BOONVILLE - Tillie F. (Paluck) Czajka, 92, a WWII Veteran, widow of John E. and a former resident of Solvay, NY, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.

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Janet R. Denslow-9/17/2014

BOONVILLE, NY AND MELBOURNE BEACH, FL - Janet R. Denslow, 85, wife of Bruce K. Sr., passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since April.

For a complete copy of the obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Hugh E. Evans-9/10/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Hugh E. Evans, 60, died on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his home on North Street after a long illness and under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Bonnie K. Yager-9/10/2014

HAWKINSVILLE - Bonnie K. Yager, 59, of Hayes Road East, wife of Thomas O., passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family, after a long and heroic battle with cancer.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Leola A. Dority-9/10/2014

BOONVILLE - Leola A. (Williamson) Dority, 89, a former resident of Boonville, Blossvale and Stanwix, widow of Stanley W., passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Rome Center for Health and Rehabilitation, where she had resided since 2007.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Thomas A. Grower-9/10/2014

FORESTPORT - Thomas A. Grower, 78, of Glenwood Place, husband of the late Irene, passed away after an automobile accident on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

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Alexandra “Alice” M. Belewich-9/10/2014

AVA - Alexandra M. Belewich, of West Ava Road, widow of Walter, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

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Linda A. Zappavigna-9/10/2014

BOONVILLE - Linda A. Zappavigna, 64, of Ford Street passed away on Tueday, August 26, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, surrounded by her family.

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Doris V. Freeman-9/3/2014

BOONVILLE - Doris V. Freeman, 86, of Third Street, widow of Leigh J. Freeman Jr., passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since February 2014.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mitchell M. Mashaw-9/3/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Mitchell M. Mashaw, 20, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident.

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Donald E. Norton-8/27/2014

WOODGATE - Donald E. Norton, 48, of Bear Creek Road, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014.

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Norman E. Turner and Betty L. Turner-8/27/2014

FARMINGTON, NY – Norman E. “Norm” Turner passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at age 86. Betty L. Turner passed away on Monday March 10, 2014 at age 86.

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Robert R. Rogers-8/20/2014

WOODGATE - Robert R. Rogers, 73, of Rogers Road, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Anna M. Phelps-8/20/2014

REMSEN - Anna M. Phelps, 91, of the Katherine Luther Home passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

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Joyce Farr Jones-8/13/2014

Joyce Farr Jones, 82, of Stuart, FL, passed away on July 31, 2014 after a long illness.

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Kevin A. Ward Jr.-8/13/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Kevin A. Ward Jr., 20, of Kelpytown Road, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014, in a tragic Sprint Car racing accident at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park, Canandaigua, NY. Affectionately known as “Budster” and later as “Junior,” Kevin, during his teenage years, had become an icon and "one of a kind” in Motorsport Racing.

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Elsie M. Berger-8/13/2014

BOONVILLE - Elsie M. Berger, 95, formerly of State Route 294, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided since December of 2003.

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Jane Ann (Bryant) Clair-8/13/2014

KAYUTA LAKE - Jane Ann (Bryant) Clair, 64, of Kayuta Lake, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.

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Evelyn B. Miller-8/13/2014

HERKIMER - Evelyn Bessie Miller, age 91, formerly of 310 Folts Street, passed away peacefully on Friday night, August 8, 2014 in Faxton-St. Luke’s Medical Center, New Hartford. She had the comfort of her loving family at her side.

For more information please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Barbara A. Slawson-8/6/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Barbara A. Slawson, 72, wife of Kenneth A., passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her residence, while under the loving care of her family.


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Judy Ann Scherzer-8/6/2014

 BOONVILLE - Judy Ann Marie Rizzo Scherzer lost her life after a heroic battle against leukemia on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. 

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Clara M. Vrubel-7/30/2014

TURIN - Clara Margaret (Mathis) Vrubel, 87, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Kathryn E. Conrad-7/30/2014

BOONVILLE - Kathryn E. Conrad, 88, affectionately known as “Katie,” a former longtime resident of Birch Road, Woodgate, and more recently of Kortenaer Village, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2008.

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James Francis Fynmore-7/30/2014

MURRELLS INLET, SC - James Francis Fynmore III of Murrells Inlet, SC, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Randall Neil Baker-7/23/2014

TABERG - Randall Neil Baker, 57, husband of Cheryl, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital, from complications with diabetes, a disease he has struggled with since the age of 4.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

John MacDougall-7/23/2014

ONEIDA - John Michael MacDougall, 73, of Foxwood Terrace, Oneida, NY, entered into eternal life on Saturday, June 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Betty C. Fitzgerald-7/23/2014

GREIG - Betty C. Fitzgerald, 86, a former resident of the hamlet of Greig, wife of the late Kenneth, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness. For many years Betty and her husband lived on Shibley Road in Shuetown, Town of Lyonsdale.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Donald E. Matthews Sr.-7/23/2014

MELBOURNE, FL - Donald E. Matthews Sr., 87, husband of the late Josephine (Gleasman) Matthews, passed away on April 17, 2014, at his residence. A native of Utica, Mr. Matthews served his country in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater of WWII, and later was employed at Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. in Utica.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Kenneth G. Trainor-7/16/2014

WEST LEYDEN – Kenneth G. Trainor, 90, a longtime resident of West Leyden, NY, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of his family. Ken had been a resident of the nursing home since November 2013.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Norbert W. Wilbert-7/16/2014

WEST LEYDEN - Norbert W. Wilbert, 97, a longtime resident of Fish Creek Road, husband of the late Freda, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a short illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Viola B. Dailey-Barrows-7/9/2014

NEW BERLIN - Viola B. Dailey-Barrows, 59, wife of Clifford J., passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Theodore L. Weiler-7/9/2014

FISH CREEK - Theodore L. Weiler, 82, of Fish Creek Road, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, while under the loving care of his family. Earlier this year, he had resided at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald

Joseph J. Pfeiffer Sr.-7/2/2014

 BOONVILLE - Joseph J. Pfeiffer Sr., formerly of Schuyler Street, husband of Joan, passed away on at his home on Smith Road, Boonville.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mary Linda Nellenbach-7/2/2014

Mary Linda Nellenbach, age 41, passed away June 14 peacefully in her home.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Walter Blankman-7/2/2014

TENNESSEE - Walter Paul Blankman, age 83, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Lebanon, TN.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Walter Blankman-7/2/2014

TENNESSEE - Walter Paul Blankman, age 83, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Lebanon, TN.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Marlene Swanger-6/18/2014

BOONVILLE - Marlene Swanger, 76, of James Street, wife of Dale, passed away after a short illness on Friday, June 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. 

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

John T. McManus-6/18/2014

LYONS FALLS - John T. (Tom) McManus, 75, of Center Street passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his home under the care of his loving wife, sons and Lewis County Hospice.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Seth Wilbert-6/18/2014

BOONVILLE - Seth Wilbert, 56, of Boonville NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June19, 2014, as the result of a tragic accident while he was vacationing with his family.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Doreen Elaine (Kirk) Bean-6/18/2014

BOONVILLE - On Thursday, June 12, 2014, God called Doreen Elaine (Kirk) Bean home. She entered her eternal life with her daughter Brenda holding her hand, and at the same time she ended her earthly life with her youngest daughter Lisa holding her hand.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Annie Bell Jensen-6/18/2014

Annie Bell Jensen, known as “Nana” by family and “Annie” by friends, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the age of 90 in her residence in Lowville, New York, after a brief illness.  Annie Bell was born on December 11, 1923 in Coconut Grove, Florida. Her parents were Sheldon Pye and Bessie Johnson. Her siblings numbered seven.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Duane D. Grenier-6/11/2014

BOONVILLE/CLINTON - Duane D. Grenier, 49, of Schuyler Street, affectionately known as “Rudy,” passed away after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

Lawrence H. Kirk Jr.-6/11/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Lawrence H. Kirk Jr., 60, of West Street, affectionately known as Larry, husband of Charleen, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, after a brief illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Ronald “Ron” Borden Wendell-6/11/2014

FLORIDA/BOONVILLE - Ronald “Ron” Borden Wendell of Williston, FL, completed his earthly journey and went to live forever with his Lord on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Ron enjoyed staying at Rocky’s Campground on Potato Hill, Boonville, when he was in New York.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Michael James Conley Jr.-6/11/2014

BOONVILLE - Jim Conley, 90, formerly of Erwin Street, passed away at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on June 4, 2014 after a long illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herlad.

Angeline B. “Ann” (Bush) Johnston-6/4/2014

Angeline B. “Ann” (Bush) Johnston, 90, homemaker, of Wichita, KS, formerly of Constableville, NY, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in Wichita, KS.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Becky L. Fox-6/4/2014

BOONVILLE - Becky L. Fox, 51, of the Brown Road, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

David Francis Peterson Sr.-6/4/2014

EAGLE BAY - David Francis Peterson Sr., 70, of Lone Pine Road North, formerly of Boonville, husband of Betty, passed away at his residence while under the loving care of his son, Dave Jr., Hospice and Palliative Care, Heidi Von Matt, and a friend, Cindy, on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Fay R. Turner-6/4/2014

TOWN OF WESTERN - Fay R. Turner, 79, of Hillside Road, Boonville, passed away at home on Thursday, May 29, 2014 under the care of her loving family.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald,

David A. Marmon Sr.-6/4/2014

PORT LEYDEN - David A. Marmon Sr., 83, of 7026 West North Street, Port Leyden, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 26, 2014, at his daughter and son-in-law’s home in Lancaster, NY. He lived the last four months of his life in the Buffalo suburb of Lancaster with his daughter and son-in-law. He had recently been under the home care of the Erie County Hospice program. He was surrounded by loving family members.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Robert J. Goodrow-5/28/2014

HOLLAND PATENT - Robert J. Goodrow of Main Street, Holland Patent, NY, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital. A 60-year resident in the family home, he will be remembered by this community, which was special to the Goodrow family.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Raymond Hoffman-5/21/2014

REMSEN - Raymond Hoffman, 83, a life resident of Remsen, husband of Marilyn, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Sylvia Juanita Garrow-5/14/2014

FORESTPORT - Sylvia Juanita Garrow, 67, formerly of Woodhull Street, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Cynthia M. Zeigler-5/14/2014

BOONVILLE - Cynthia M. (Bourgeois) Zeigler, 62, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, with her loving family by her side, after a brave 30-year battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Leukemia.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Dolores L. Cutter-5/14/2014

Dolores L. Cutter, 82, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Constableville, NY, passed away on April 25, 2014.
Dolores was the daughter of the late Colin and Mildred Kapfer Leffingwell, and widow of Donald Cutter who passed away in 1987.

James W. Gillen-5/7/2014

TOWN OF LEE - James W. Gillen, 80, of the Town of Lee, Brantingham Lake and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Gloria Ann Davis-5/7/2014

LOWVILLE – Gloria Ann Davis, 73, died on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Albany Medical Center.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

John F. Klossner-4/30/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - John F. Klossner, 95, of High Street, husband of the late Janice, passed away at his residence on Monday, April 21, 2014, while under the loving care of his family.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Eugene T. Hendrickson-4/30/2014

BOONVILLE - Eugene T. Hendrickson, 72, of Erwin Street, affectionately known as Gene, husband of Dianne, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica. 
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Kathryn E. Pfendler-4/30/2014

ONEIDA - Kathryn E. Pfendler, 90, longtime resident of MacArthur Parkway, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Rome Memorial Hospital. Prior to her hospital stay, she had resided at Bethany Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility in Rome.
For a complet obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

DEC Lowers Hazard Classification for Hawkinsville Dam-4/30/2014

By Carrie Zelazowski

Earlier this month, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) announced it is lowering the hazard classification of the Hawkinsville Dam. The DEC’s Division of Water, Bureau of Flood Protection and Dam Safety has changed the status of the dam to a Class A hazard (a low hazard structure) from a Class B hazard, which means the dam is safer than initially thought.
But the reclassification does not change the fact that the current Hawkinsville Dam is not compliant with DEC dam safety regulations. The decision on whether to remove or remediate that dam is still up to the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, the agency that oversees the dam. The new hazard rating, however, may help the case to remediate the dam rather than remove it.
For more on this story, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Bernard C. Scheve-4/23/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Bernard C. Scheve, 81, of 2487 State Route 12, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home after a long illness while under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice.
He was born in Boonville on June 3, 1932, the son of Edward and Catherine Vicks Scheve and was a graduate of Boonville High School. He married Virginia L. Kraeger on June 6, 1970 in St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Port Leyden, with Reverend Daniel Lyddy officiating.
For the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Leo E. Remp Jr.-4/16/2014

Leo E. Remp Jr., age 75, longtime resident of the Sandy Creek and Pulaski area, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Richard E. Hoskins Sr.-4/16/2014

LYONS FALLS - Richard E. Hoskins Sr., 87, of Wilcox Road, husband of the late Erma, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2014, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a long illness.
For a complete copy of the obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Bruce Jay Turner-4/16/2014

Bruce Jay Turner went home to his Blessed Lord and Savior on March 10, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, after a brief illness.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Jean Bosco-4/9/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Jean Bosco, 91, formerly of the River Road, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, where she had been a resident since March of 2010.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Hilda Mae Eck-4/9/2014

NEW HARTFORD – Hilda Mae Eck, 89, of New Hartford and formerly of Utica, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Doris M. Griffith-4/9/2014

HAWKINSVILLE - Doris M. Griffith, 91, of Wingert Road, wife of Jim, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since January 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Barbara C. Nellenback-4/9/2014

WEST LEYDEN - Barbara C. Nellenback, 80, of Mud Lake Road, widow of James M., passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Deborah L. Roberts-3/26/2014

KENTUCKY - Deborah L. Roberts, 55, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Charles (Chuck)  T. Haskins-3/26/2014

BOONVILLE - Charles (Chuck) T. Haskins, 80, of Spencer Road passed away at Lewis County General Hospital on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Ronald L. Johnson-3/26/2014

TALCOTTVILLE - Ronald L. Johnson, 67, of Route 12D passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 at his home under the care of his wife Laura and Lewis County Hospice.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Nancy Garlock Webster-3/26/2014

LYONS FALLS - Nancy Garlock Webster, 58, died on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the home of her mother on Shibley Road under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Diane Marilyn Rava-3/26/2014

BUFORD, GA - Diane Marilyn Rava, 52, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the home of her sister, Deborah Hopps, in Round Rock, Texas, surrounded by her loving family after a heroic battle with cancer. 
For a complete obituary, please pic up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Virginia A. Trask-3/26/2014

BOONVILLE - Virginia A. (Chase) Trask, affectionately known as “Ginnie,” passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, and went to live with her Lord, after a courageous battle with cancer. 
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Iva M. Croniser-3/19/2014

BOONVILLE - Iva (Millard) Croniser, 83, formerly of State Route 294, widow of Carl, passed away on Wed-nesday, March 12, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Leslie H. Zanker-3/19/2014

TOWN OF STEUBEN - Leslie H. Zanker, 60, of Roberts Road, husband of Marjorie, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Rome Memorial Hospital. 
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Stanley F. Backer-3/19/2014

AVA - Stanley F. Backer, 94, of the East Ava Road passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Rome Memorial Hospital.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Harvey Maurice Bissell-3/19/2014

WAUCHULA, FL - Harvey Maurice Bissell, age 77 years, 5 months, 18 days, went to be with His Lord, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Domenic O. Cerro-3/19/2014

BOONVILLE - Domenic O. Cerro passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica, NY, on Monday, March 10, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Charles J. Beyel-3/12/2014

 WEST LEYDEN – Charles J. Beyel, 92, a lifelong resident of West Leyden, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Henry “Hank” Smith-3/5/2014

UTICA - Henry “Hank” Smith, 68, was welcomed by his heavenly family and friends on Friday, February, 28, 2014. Formerly of Dudley Avenue, Mr. Smith passed away at St. Luke’ Home, after a long illness.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Joan E. (Benedict) Ward-3/5/2014

OLD FORGE – Joan E. Ward, 73, of Old Forge, NY, and formerly of Turin, NY, died on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at home with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Paul A. Outtrim-3/5/2014

Paul A. Outtrim, 79, a longtime resident of Boonville and Constableville, passed away after a long illness while under the care of Regency Heights Nursing Home and his son and daughter-in-law William and Beth Outtrim of Danielson, Connecticut, on Friday, February 21, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Joan C. (McMahon) Foll-2/26/2014

AVA - Joan C. (McMahon) Foll, 77, of Beartown Road, wife of Joseph W. Sr., passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014, at Rome Memorial Hospital. In 2013, Mrs. Foll entered Betsy Ross Skilled Nursing Facility in Rome.

Linda Lee Chaput-2/26/2014

BOONVILLE - Linda Lee (Burge) Chaput of Black River Lane, wife of Donald L., passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer.

Lyle W. Thompson-2/26/2014

BOONVILLE - Lyle W. Thompson, 83, of Boonville Road, husband of Norma, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014, after a short illness, at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Cedric I. Freeman-2/26/2014

LOWVILLE - Cedric I. Freeman, 95, of Brookside Senior Living Community, Lowville, died on Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2014, at Lewis County General Hospital.

Beverly S. Doviak-2/26/2014

NORTH CAROLINA - Beverly S. Doviak, 79, Aberdeen, NC, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Aberdeen.

Garrett M. Miller-2/26/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Garrett M. Miller, 15, of George Kraeger Road, son of Mark and Heather, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

Robert J. Goodrow-2/19/2014

HOLLAND PATENT - Robert J. Goodrow, 87, of Main Street, peacefully entered eternal life on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held this summer at which time a complete obituary will appear. For an on-line expression of sympathy, or to share a memory of Robert, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.

Gloria F. Norton-2/19/2014

OTTER LAKE - Gloria F. (Wenham) Norton, a longtime resident of Frog Pond Lane, widow of John B., passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Steven Timian-2/19/2014

BOONVILLE - Steven Timian, 40, of State Route 12D, Upstate Cerebral Palsy Gosling IRA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. Mr. Timian had resided at Gosling IRA in Boonville, since 1995.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Marshall P. Merritt-2/19/2014

WESTERNVILLE - Marshall P. Merritt, 79, of Stokes Westernville Road, husband of the late Elsie, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Rome Memorial Hospital.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Donald H. Ruppert-2/19/2014

NORTH WESTERN - Donald H. Ruppert passed away Monday, February 10, after a brief illness at the age of 96.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Genevieve N. Covey-2/19/2014

PENNYSETTLEMENT - Genevieve N. Covey, 80, affectionately known as Jenny, passed away peacefully at her residence on Pennysettlement Road, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, while surrounded by the care of William, her loving husband of 61 years, her children, family, caregivers and Hospice. 
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Clarence S. Capron-2/19/2014

HAWKINSVILLE - Clarence S. Capron, 73, of Hosper Lane, affectionately known as “Pudge,” husband of the late Luella, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica. 
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Rosemary S. Walker-2/19/2014

LEE CENTER - Rosemary S. Walker, 88, of Capron Road, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Rome Memorial Hospital.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

James M. Sawyer, U.S. Air Force Retired-2/19/2014

NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA - James M. Sawyer, 84, a native and former resident of Boonville, husband of Leila, passed away at his residence, in North Highlands, CA, after a long illness, on Monday, February 3, 2014.

Mildred M. Norton-2/12/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Mildred M. (Myers) Norton, longtime resident of West Road, widow of Curtis J., passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

Francis W. Hoffert-2/12/2014

WEST LEYDEN - Francis W. Hoffert, 61, of the Fish Creek Road, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Lewis County General Hospital after a long illness.

Romaine Bruno Gallo-2/12/2014

Romaine Bruno Gallo, of Surf City, NC, formerly of Gatlinburg, TN and formerly Boonville, NY passed away on Tuesday, February 4 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center after greater than a decade of battling Multiple Myeloma. Romaine “Romey” was born on November 22, 1937 to Bruno and Michalina Gallo at home in West Leyden, NY the youngest of ten brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Elaine Mooney Gallo. Romey and Elaine were married on October 1, 1960 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Rome, NY which started a love affair for the storybooks.

Elizabeth W. Gilbert-2/5/2014

BOONVILLE – Elizabeth (Walton) Gilbert, 92, formerly of the Korber Road, Barneveld, widow of Forrest D., passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Elwood W. Miller-2/5/2014

AVA - Elwood W. Miller, 94, a life resident of State Route 26, Town of Ava, and husband of Pauline, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness.

John E. Dragon-1/29/2014

BOONVILLE - John E. Dragon, 64, a longtime resident of Merry Hill Road, passed away unexpectedly at his residence, on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
For a complete copy of this obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

James B. West-1/29/2014

GLENFIELD – James B. West, 81, of Blue Street, died Saturday morning, January 25, 2014 at his home, while under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Booonville Herald.

Joan Frances (Bauer) Wittwer-1/29/2014

STILLWATER, OK - Joan Frances (Bauer) Wittwer, 73, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014 at her home in the loving care of her family.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Irving B. Hawes-1/29/2014

AVA - Irving B. Hawes, 69, of State Rt. 26, husband of Mary, passed away at his residence while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 19, 2014.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Christine P. Davis-1/29/2014

BOONVILLE - Christine (Post) Davis, 64, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Albany Medical Center, after a long illness.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Irving B. Hawes-1/22/2014

AVA - Irving B. Hawes, 69, of State Route 26, husband of Mary, passed away at his residence while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Lester L. Snyder-1/22/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Lester L. Snyder, 83, a longtime resident of North Main Street, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, after a long illness. Since January 3, 2014, Mr. Snyder had resided at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Kenneth C. Eipp-1/22/2014

Kenneth C. Eipp, 86, of New Woodstock, New York, and formerly of LaFayette, New York, and also of Woodgate, New York, died on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Crouse Community Center.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Luella M. Vollmar-1/22/2014

BOONVILLE - Luella M. Yager Vollmar, 80, affectionately known as “Peggy,” widow of Frederick D. and longtime resident of the Miller Woods Road, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
For the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald

David Casler Slade-1/15/2014

David Casler Slade, 61, of Bowie, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 7, 2013 surrounded by his family.

T. Matthew Donnelly-1/15/2014

MECHANICVILLE – T. Matthew Donnelly, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at his home after a long illness, while under the devoted care of his wife, Karen, and Community Hospice of Saratoga. For a complete copy of this obituary please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Reverend Richard R. Thompson-1/15/2014

Reverend Richard R. Thompson, who served as priest at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, from the fall of 1977 until the summer of 1991, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in Florida.
For a copy of the complete obituary please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Valerie M. Yousey-1/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Valerie M. Yousey, 52, of Hoffert Road, passed away at her home on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 after a short illness.

Percy A. Sullivan-1/8/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Percy A. Sullivan, 76, a longtime resident of South Elm Street and husband of Irma, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness.

Stanley K. Lisowski-1/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Stanley K. Lisowski, 81, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness.

Bernard L. Lallier-1/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Bernard L. Lallier, 82, of Ford Street, husband of Lorene, passed away at his residence after a heroic battle with cancer on Friday, December 27, 2013, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

Dale R. Kent-1/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Dale R. Kent, 65, of Main Street passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at his home after a long illness.

Mary Theresa Hunt-1/8/2014

BRANTINGHAM - Mary Theresa (Middlemiller) (Korber) Hunt, 97, died peacefully at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville, on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Harold A. Begent-1/8/2014

GALLATIN, TN/ALDER CREEK, NY - Harold A. Begent, 82, passed away in Gallatin, TN, on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

John Edwin Burrow-1/8/2014

LYONS FALLS – John Edwin Burrow, 87, son of the late Joe Ernest and Gladys Talcott Burrow, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

J. Claude Lecours-12/25/2013

J. Claude Lecours, of Old Forge, passed away at Sunset Nursing Home on Saturday, December 14, 2013 after a long illness.

Bernard F. Kulpa-12/25/2013

BOONVILLE - Bernard F. Kulpa, 76, of the East Road passed away at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

Joyce C. Brindisi-12/18/2013

BOONVILLE - Joyce C. Brindisi, 52, of James Street, retired Educational Administrator at Upstate Cerebral Palsy, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital with her lifelong partner Kathy holding her hand.
For the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Kathie A. Schleicher-12/18/2013

BOONVILLE - Kathie A. (Pritchard) Schleicher, 62, of State Route 46, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family, after a long and heroic battle with cancer.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

George S. Lewis-12/18/2013

TOWN OF STEUBEN - George S. Lewis, 83, born on March 5, 1930 died from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on December 14, 2013.
For a complete copy of his obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Joan Frances Buckingham Hamlin-12/18/2013

REMSEN - Joan F. Hamlin, 75, of Remsen, NY, formerly of Ocala, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 9, 2013.
For a complete copy of the obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Richard J. Bellinger-12/18/2013

BOONVILLE - Richard J. Bellinger, 56, of South Street, well-known Boonville area musician, passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, December 15, 2013.
For his complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald.

Mrs. Mary F. Bauer-12/11/2013

BOONVILLE - Mrs. Mary F. (Muha) Bauer, 96, a longtime resident of Golden Road, widow of Stuart W., passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Robert B. Moon-12/4/2013

BOONVILLE - Robert Browning Moon, 86, of Boonville, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

Charles Gallo-12/4/2013

CAMDEN - Charles Gallo, 90, Preston Hill Road, husband of Lila, and a former resident of Gallo Road, West Leyden, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since September 2013.

Donald F. Young Sr.-12/4/2013

BOONVILLE - Donald F. Young Sr., 87, of Post Street, a native and lifelong resident of Boonville and husband of Mabel, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 while surrounded by the loving care of his family and Hospice.

Lynn A. Tousley-12/4/2013

BOONVILLE - Lynn A. Tousley, 80, of Pine Lane, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.

Kyle M. Brown-11/27/2013

TURIN - Kyle M. Brown, 23, of the East Road, Collinsville, passed away on Monday, November, 18, 2013, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, from injuries resulting from a construction accident in Pulaski on November 18.

Karen E. Williams-11/27/2013

BOONVILLE - Karen E. Williams, 68, of Woodgate Drive, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care.

Beverly J. Bourgeois-11/27/2013

LOWVILLE – Beverly J. Bourgeois, 80, formerly of Domser Road, Talcottville, died on Monday morning, November 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Brenda J. Bourgeois, where she was under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

Harold S. Gran-11/20/2013

REMSEN – Harold S. Gran, 86, formerly of the Welsh District Road, Remsen, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Sunset Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since July.

Paul A. Mungo-11/20/2013

ARIZONA/BOONVILLE, NY - Paul Anthony Mungo of Mesa, AZ, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, after a brief illness.

Brian K. Platt Sr.-11/20/2013

ROME - Brian K. Platt Sr. 50, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013, at Oneida City Hospital.

Barbara A. Shue-11/20/2013

SHERRILL - Barbara A. Shue, age 89, of East Hamilton Avenue, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, November 12, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Daniel W. Hall-11/20/2013

BOONVILLE - Daniel W. Hall, 48, of Eastern Rock Road, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 16, 2013 following an automobile accident on Route 46, Boonville.

Beatrice Carmen Roberts-11/20/2013

BOONVILLE – Beatrice Carmen Roberts, 91, formerly of Kortenaer Village Apartments, passed away peacefully at Sunset Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Marilyn L. Wood-11/20/2013

BOONVILLE - Marilyn L. (Webster) Wood, 67, of Academy Street, formerly of Alder Creek, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a brief illness.

Marjorie B. Warcup-11/13/2013

WESTERNVILLE - Marjorie B. (Brownell) Warcup, 94, of Stokes Road, affectionately known as Marge, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Charles John Broadbent-11/13/2013

FORESTPORT - Charles John Broadbent, 11 pounds, 8-3/4 ounces, 21 inches long, affectionately called “Little C.J.” by his family, joined the Angels at birth on Monday, November 4, 2013, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.

Gladys E. Pritchard-11/13/2013

LEE CENTER – Gladys E. Pritchard, 90, of Sulphur Springs Road passed away November 6, 2013 at the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany surrounded by her family.

Joseph Vrubel-11/6/2013

TURIN - Joseph Vrubel, 93, of East Main Street, Turin, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Harry Erlo Capron-11/6/2013

BOONVILLE - Harry Erlo Capron, 92, of Boonville, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, November 2, surrounded by family.
He was the son of Erlo Barnes Capron and Susie Clark Capron. He was born in Boonville on July 5, 1921.

Viola H. Walker-11/6/2013

WOODGATE - Viola H. Walker, age 104, formerly of State Route 28, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since June 2006.

Carl H. Fenton-11/6/2013

GLENFIELD – Carl H. Fenton, 80, of Otter Creek Road, died on Monday afternoon, October 28, 2013, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where he had resided since July 2011.

Beverly M. Bronson-11/6/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Beverly M. Bronson, 78, of Ammon Road, widow of James, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at her residence.

Leon Ivan Bowen Jr.-11/6/2013

BOONVILLE - Leon Ivan Bowen Jr., 80, of Stuckie Road, husband of Wanda, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a brief illness.

Adelia E. LaPatra-10/30/2013

WOODGATE - Adelia E. (Crump) LaPatra, 86, of Bear Creek Road, passed away suddenly at her home on Monday, October 21, 2013.

Mrs. Anne M. Hartley-10/30/2013

BOONVILLE - Anne M. (Bourgeois) Hartley, 60, of Denley Road, wife of Darrell, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness.

Dr. Clyde Corr-10/30/2013

Dr. Clyde Corr, DVM, of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013.

Robert J. Weiler-10/30/2013

LOCUST GROVE - Robert J. Weiler, 85, of State Route 12D, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness.

Christopher R. Foley-10/23/2013

WOODGATE - Christopher R. Foley, 56, of Woodgate, formerly of Rochester and Utica, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, after being stricken at his camp.

Judith C. Alm-10/23/2013

BOONVILLE - Judith C. Alm, 74, of the West Leyden Road, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

Christopher R. Foley-10/23/2013

WOODGATE - Christopher R. Foley, 56, of Woodgate, formerly of Rochester and Utica, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, after being stricken at his camp.

Floyd G. Fey-10/23/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Mr. Floyd G. Fey, formerly of West Leyden, New York, and Long Beach, California, passed away following a long illness on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Syracuse.

Richard Spezzano-10/16/2013

BOONVILLE - Richard Spezzano, 61, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

Ronald D. Dorn-10/16/2013

LYONS FALLS - Ronald D. Dorn, 77, passed away unexpectedly on October 8, 2013 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

Paul J. Panik Sr.-10/16/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Paul J. Panik Sr., 73, of John Street, husband of Christine, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, while traveling to visit his nephew and his wife, Ben and Jenny Desmond, in Annapolis, MD.

Terry Ross Rimiller-10/16/2013

ILLINOIS/CONSTABLEVILLE, NY - Terry Ross Rimiller of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Constableville, who was born on February 13, 1948, passed away tragically on Saturday, September 28, 2013, working at a job he loved.

Gladys S. Leffingwell-10/9/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Gladys S. Leffingwell, 81, of East Main Street, died on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.

John B. Isley-10/9/2013

WOODGATE - John B. Isley, 60, of Route 28, lifelong resident of Woodgate, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica, after complications of heart disease. Mr. Isley was president of North Country Communications, an advertising firm that was well known for its over 40-year history in the local radio and newspaper industry. He was currently Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Forestport and had served as town historian for many years.

Jerry F. Mashaw-10/9/2013

SACRAMENTO, CA - Jerry F. Mashaw, 71, a former resident of the Port Leyden area and husband of Sheryl, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael, California.

Wanda Jean Boisvert-10/9/2013

LEE CENTER - Wanda Jean Boisvert, age 94, of Lee Center, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Presbyterian Home.

Elaine J. Dexter-10/2/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Elaine J. (Carpenter) Dexter, 67, of West Main Street, wife of Lowell F., passed away after a long illness on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at her residence, while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

Helen V. Williamson-10/2/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Helen V. (Moshier) Williamson, 77, of West Street, wife of Milton J., passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family.

Cheryl Kaskela-9/25/2013

Cheryl Kaskela Kitterman, age 68, died on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at her home at Lake Elbo, Manhattan, Kansas.

Joseph R. Sullivan-9/25/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Joseph R. Sullivan, 52, a native of Constableville, and lifelong resident of the West Road, passed away suddenly on Sat

Linda Moore-9/25/2013

Linda Moore, 60, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Kyle L. Riesel-9/25/2013

LYONS FALLS - Kyle L. Riesel, 24, of Belmont Street, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013, in the Town of Watson.

Daniel J. Riley-9/18/2013

MARTINSBURG - Daniel J. Riley, 57, of 5612 Francis St. and formerly of Port Leyden, died on Saturday, September 14, 2013 in St. Luke’s Health Care Center, New Hartford, after a long illness.

Mrs. Stella K. Doolen-9/11/2013

BOONVILLE - Stella (Karpinski) Doolen, 89, of East Road, passed away at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Boonville, on Sunday, September 1, 2013.

Mary A. Konkol-9/11/2013

LOWVILLE - Mary A. Konkol, 89, of 6574 River Road, died on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Lewis County General Hospital.

Lorraine Boyd-9/4/2013

Lorraine Boyd of Lyons Falls and formerly of Savanna, Illinois, died peacefully at Sunset Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

John Russell Poniktera-9/4/2013

REMSEN - John Russell Poniktera, 70, of Remsen, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse, NY, while surrounded by his loving family. He fought a valiant fight against cancer, with the help of many excellent and caring VA doctors and nurses.

Jeffrey A. Gamache-8/28/2013

BOONVILLE - Jeffrey A. Gamache, 66, of Reed Lane, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

Barry L. Hutchins-8/28/2013

BOONVILLE - Barry L. Hutchins, affectionately known as Bump, of Boon-ville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

Michael G. Henry-8/28/2013

BOONVILLE - Michael G. Henry, 53, of Main Street, husband of Michelle, passed away at his residence, while surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, August 24, 2013.

Gerald M. Breen-8/28/2013

TEXAS - Gerald M. Breen passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas.

Norris E. Battles-6/26/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Norris E. Battles, 62, of Lincoln Street passed away suddenly on June 21, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

Edward A. Rybicky-6/26/2013

BOONVILLE - Edward A. Rybicky, 88, a lifelong resident of Fish Creek Road, West Leyden, passed away on June 21, 2013.

Linda S. Pfendler-6/25/2013

BOONVILLE - Linda S. Pfendler, 59, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Sunday, June 16, 2013.

Lorraine D. McCanney-6/25/2013

BOONVILLE - Lorraine D. (Hoffman) McCanney, 69, of Jackson Hill Road, widow of Donald, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Bay State Medical Center, Springfield, MA, after a long illness.

Timothy M. Griffin-6/19/2013

BOONVILLE - Timothy M. Griffin, 66, of State Route 12, husband of Patricia L., passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Syracuse Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, after a brief illness.

Robert Joseph Mazza-5/29/2013

CLARK MILLS - Robert (Joe) Mazza, 86, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Michael H. Gibbons-5/22/2013

FORESTPORT - Michael H. Gibbons, 71, a native of Utica, husband of the late Sharon A., died on Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

Jeffrey J. Davis-5/22/2013

SOPERTON, GA - Jeffrey J. Davis, 68, husband of Donna, passed away at his residence on Monday, December 10, 2012.

John Richard Hrim-5/15/2013

AVA - John Richard Hrim, age 74, of Ava, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Crouse Hospital with his family at his side.

Verla R. Gibbs-5/15/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Verla Gibbs, 79, formerly of the Wild Cat Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness.

Connie L. Nugent (Chwalek) Croop-5/15/2013

NEW HARTFORD - Connie Lou Croop, 75, of New Hartford, NY, and Surfside Village at Beverly Beach, FL, passed away on December 5, 2012 at the Stuart Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, FL.

Clarence M. Cutter-5/15/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Clarence M. “Butch” Cutter Jr., 72, of North Main Street, affectionately known as “Butch,” passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness.

Thomas A. Carpenter-5/8/2013

BEND, OREGON - Thomas Algier Carpenter, died in Bend, Oregon, on February 24, 2013, at the age of 94. His sons Sam and Stephen were at his bedside as he passed away peacefully three weeks after suffering complications from a fall.

Peter J. Beadore Jr.-5/8/2013

ONEIDA - Peter J. Beadore Jr., 51, of Route 5, Oneida, formerly of Greig, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Emergency Room of Oneida Healthcare.

Harold F. Mahaffy-5/1/2013

BOONVILLE - Harold F. “Hal” Mahaffy, 93, of the Moose River Road, the owner and operator of Mahaffy Insurance Agency, husband of the late Marline, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Doris Fitch-5/1/2013

BOONVILLE- Doris Fitch, 98, of Boonville passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

C. James Jenks-5/1/2013

ROME - C. James Jenks, 86, of South James Street, formerly of Sylvan Beach, husband of Marguerite, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Muriel Kolasa-5/1/2013

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Muriel (Follette) Kolasa, 89, a recent resident of Hollywood, Florida, a former resident of Cooper City, FL, and the community of Rockledge, FL, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Memorial Regional Hospital, South, Hollywood, FL. For many years, Muriel and her late husband, John, lived on the East Road, Boonville, before moving to Florida in 1964, where they had since lived.

Betty Kathleen Gamble-5/1/2013

LYONS FALLS - Betty Kathleen Gamble, 89, a former longtime resident of Washington Street, Copenhagen, and more recently of Cherry Street, Lyons Falls, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since November, 2008.

Mrs. Helen R. Levensailor-5/1/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Helen R. Levensailor, 85, a longtime resident of River Road, widow of Charles L., passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville.

Robert Franklin Anna-5/1/2013

DURHAM – Mr. Robert Franklin Anna, 66, died on Wednesday morning, April 24, 2013 at Duke University Hospital.

John W. “Jack” Cady-4/24/2013

BOONVILLE - John W. Cady, 79, affectionately known as “Jack,” husband of Angela, owner of the former Angie’s Restaurant, Boon-ville, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.

John E. Romeo-4/24/2013

LUTZ, FLORIDA - John E. Romeo, 42, of Lutz, Florida, a former resident of Boon-ville, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, North, in Lutz, Florida.

Cindy Joan Mills, RN-4/24/2013

WESTERNVILLE - Cindy Joan Mills, R.N. 40, of River Road, wife of William J., passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness.

Susan M. Nellenback-4/17/2013

TOWN OF LEYDEN - Susan M. Nellenback, 45, of State Route 12, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Kaylee Rose Croniser-4/10/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Kaylee Rose Croniser, age 18, of Croniser Road, beloved daughter of Richard and Rose, passed away suddenly at her residence, after a sudden illness on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

David Walsh McGrath-4/10/2013

STUART, FL AND WEST LEYDEN, NY - David McGrath, 66, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Martin Memorial Hospital, Stuart, FL, with his loving family by his side.

Marjorie V. Phillips-4/10/2013

BATAVIA - Marjorie V. Phillips, 98, of Batavia and Alder Creek, NY, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility, in LeRoy.

Mary Louise (Peterson) Morgan-4/10/2013

TURIN - Mary Louise (Peterson) Morgan, 95, of East Main Street, Turin, widow of Thomas S., passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville. Prior to entering the hospital, Mrs. Morgan had resided at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Hugh Malcom Trainor-4/10/2013

Hugh Malcom Trainor, formerly of West Leyden, NY, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in East Palestine, Ohio

Elaine Anna-4/3/2013

Elaine Anna, 65, of Moravia, died on Sunday, March 3, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with scleroderma.

Richard F. Schaffner-4/3/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Richard F. Schaffner, 81, formerly of West Main Street, passed away after a long illness on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Lewis County Residential Care Facility, Lowville.
He w

Harold F. Mahaffy-4/3/2013

BOONVILLE - Harold F. “Hal” Mahaffy, 93, of the Moose River Road, the owner and operator of Mahaffy Insurance Agency, husband of the late Marline, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Michael J. Smith-3/27/2013

LOWVILLE - Michael J. Smith, 68, known by many as “Smitty,” went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Lewis County General Hospital.

Eunice B. Sheu-3/27/2013

LYONS FALLS - Eunice B. Sheu, 88, widow of Charles J., passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Lewis Country General Hospital, Lowville.

Harley R. Gleasman-3/27/2013

BOONVILLE - Harley R. Gleasman, 90, a longtime resident of Moose River Road, husband of the late Jean, passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 24, 2013, after a short illness, while under the loving care of his family and hospice.

Helen Sprague-3/27/2013

Helen Sprague passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Moberly, MO.

John M. Shanks-3/27/2013

FORESTPORT – John M. Shanks, 65, of Woodhull Road, husband of Bonnie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at home while under the care of his loving family and Hospice.

Muriel Kolasa-3/27/2013

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Muriel (Follette) Kolasa, 89, a recent resident of Hollywood, Florida, a former resident of Cooper City, Florida, and the community of Rock Ledge, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Memorial Regional Hospital, South, Hollywood, Florida.

Joseph J. Belewich-3/20/2013

Joseph John Belewich, 91, of Clifton Park, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, after a short illness.

Jane M. Clark-3/13/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Jane M. Clark, 41, of Mud Lake Road, wife of Joel, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer, while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice.

Michael V. Honey Sr.-3/13/2013

BOONVILLE - Michael V. Honey Sr., 67, husband of Maggie, of Potato Hill Road, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 4, 2013.

Mitchell Mathew Maichak-3/13/2013

Mitchell Mathew Maichak, who was born in Boonville, New York, on November 26, 1926, passed away in Oklahoma City on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

Harold L. Moon-3/13/2013

FORESTPORT - Harold L. Moon, 93, a longtime resident of Woodhull Road, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Agnes A. Krug-3/13/2013

LYONS FALLS – Agnes A. Krug, 100, of Franklin Street, widow of Stephen Krug, the longest living resident of the Village of Lyons Falls, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital.

Joe “J K Satellite” Koenig-3/6/2013

ROME - Joseph M. Koenig, 61, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Thomas Algier Carpenter-3/6/2013

OREGON - Thomas Algier Carpenter died in Bend, Oregon on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the age of 94. He was surrounded by his sons as he passed away peacefully three weeks after suffering complications from a fall.

Ruby A. Mazur-3/6/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Ruby A. Mazur, 86, of the Fish Creek Road, Constableville, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.

George H. Youngs Sr.-3/6/2013

BOONVILLE - George H. Youngs Sr., 88, a longtime resident of North Pfendler Road, husband of the late Nellie, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a short illness.

Louis Casamayou-3/6/2013

TURIN - Louis Casamayou, 67, of Swackhammer Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 while under the care of Lewis County Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Louis Casamayou-3/6/2013

TURIN - Louis Casamayou, 67, of Swackhammer Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 while under the care of Lewis County Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Frances E. Rowlands-3/6/2013

REMSEN-Frances (Casler) Rowlands, 91, formerly of Evans Road, widow of Edward H., passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville, where she had resided since February 7, 2011.

Betty J. Pfendler-2/27/2013

BOONVILLE - Betty J. Pfendler, 82, formerly of Jackson Hill Road, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the Katherine Luther Residential Health Care Facility in Clinton, where she had resided since May 2011.

Martha B. Pritchard-2/27/2013

AVA - Martha B. Pritchard, 90, of the West Ava Road, died on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Paul E. Doser-2/20/2013

BOONVILLE - Paul E. Doser of Thayer Hill Road, husband of Marlene P., passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Frederick Bert McDougall-2/20/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Frederick Bert McDougall passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013 due to multiple injuries sustained in a tragic automobile accident that occurred on January 18, 2013.

Lenore B. Hoch-2/13/2013

FLORIDA - Lenore B. Hoch, 83, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2013 at McGraw Center Community Hospice.

Emily Ann Adams-2/6/2013

BOONVILLE – Emily Ann Adams, 78, of Lansing Place, died on Sunday evening, January 27, 2013, with her loving family at her side, at the Lewis County General Hospital where she was a patient since December. Emily was formerly of the Moose River Road, Port Leyden.

Dorothy W. Mudge-2/6/2013

WESTERNVILLE - Dorothy (Watson) Mudge, 87, a longtime resident of Main Street, widow of Millard W., passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, while surrounded by the loving care of her family, at the home of her son, John, on River Road, in Rome.

David H. Taylor-1/30/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - David H. Taylor, 77, of James Street, husband of Elaine (Norton) Taylor, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since January 3, 2013.

Doris Bartlett Stacy-1/30/2013

REMSEN - Doris Bartlett Stacy, beloved mother and grandmother, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Siegenthaler Center in New Hartford, New York.

Reginald W. Ossont-1/30/2013

LYONS FALLS - Reginald W. Ossont, 58, of Franklin Street, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at his residence after a long illness, while surrounded by his loving family and Lewis County Hospice.

John “JB” Bailey Jr.-1/23/2013

John “JB” Bailey Jr., 46, of Boonville, formerly of Lisle, NY, passed away after a brief illness on Fri

Donald R. Satterly-1/23/2013

BOONVILLE - Donald R. Satterly, 64, of East Road, affectionately known as “Bob,” husband of Linda A. (Kraeger) Satterly, a former resident of the Zimmer Road near Constableville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

Beatrice E. Kelly-1/23/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Beatrice E. (Frank) Kelly, 97, widow of Gilbert L., a former longtime resident of James Street, Constableville, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since July 2010.

Thomas M. Giannico-1/23/2013

BOONVILLE - Thomas M. Giannico, 31, of Ford Street, husband of Melisa, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 19, 2013.

Karl F. Farr-1/23/2013

ELLERSLIE, GEORGIA – Karl F. Farr, 62, a former resident of Port Leyden, NY, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving daughter and son-in-law, and three grand-puppies on Thursday, January 10, 2013, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Thelma B. Iseneker-1/16/2013

BOONVILLE - Thelma B. Iseneker, 77, a resident of Ann Street for many years, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville.

May F. Hollis-1/16/2013

May F. Hollis, 89, of South Livonia Road in Livonia, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia, NY. The late Reverend Albert J. and May Hollis were previously residents of Groveland Station and Boonville, NY.

Loretta Hill-1/16/2013

REMSEN/BOONVILLE - Loretta Hill, formerly of Remsen and a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville since 2010, died unexpectedly on January 10, 2013 at St Luke’s Hospital.

Charles E. Ammon-1/16/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Charles “Charlie” E. Ammon, 79, a lifelong resident of Ammon Road, husband of the late Edna, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness.

Wallace S. Flint-1/16/2013

BOONVILLE – Wallace S. Flint, 84, affectionately known to many as “Wally,” passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 while under the care of his loving family and Hospice.

Elizabeth (Betty) W. Conley-1/16/2013

BOONVILLE - Elizabeth (Betty) W. Conley, 85, formerly of Erwin Street, Boonville, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

John (Jack) E. Washburn-1/9/2013

CAMDEN - John (Jack) E. Washburn, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Marie E. Kraeger-1/9/2013

BOONVILLE - Marie E. Kraeger, 95, of Boonville, formerly of Woodgate, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012.

Heath B. Pritchard-1/9/2013

LEE CENTER - Heath B. Pritchard, 30, Doctor of Physical Therapy, of Sulphur Springs Road, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, while surrounded by his loving family, after a three-year heroic battle with cancer.

Jane L. Dooley-1/9/2013

BOONVILLE - Jane L. Dooley, 81, of Jackson Hill Road, Boonville, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Jane J. Manning-1/9/2013

UTICA - Jane J. Manning, 65, of Utica, formerly of Lyons Falls, NY, passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2012 at Faxton–St. Luke’s Health Care.

Bridget Charney-1/9/2013

BOONVILLE - Bridget Charney, 93, formerly of South Street, died on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness.

Claire H. Garnsey-1/9/2013

LYONS FALLS - Claire H. Garnsey, 85, of Gorham Street, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility after a long illness.

Pauline M. Seelman-1/9/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Pauline M. (Getman) Seelman, 84, of James Street, formerly of Sweeney Road, Town of West Turin, widow of Norbert J., passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

Elizabeth O. Benedict-1/9/2013

LOWVILLE – Elizabeth O. Benedict, 91, of Brookside Circle, died on Thursday evening, January 3, 2013 at Lewis County General Hospital.

Douglas F. Kranbuhl-1/9/2013

BOONVILLE - Douglas F. Kranbuhl, 46, of Hawkinsville Road, husband of Holly, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a short illness.

Mrs. Jeanne Marie O’Brien-1/9/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Jeanne Marie (Powell) O’Brien, 82, a longtime resident of West Main Street, widow of Stuart J., passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville, where she had resided since December 2012.

Mr. Alfred J. Williams-1/9/2013

REMSEN - Alfred J. Williams, 94, formerly of Old State Route 12, husband of the late Myra, passed away while surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 31, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since 2008.

William Loren Ward-12/26/2012

OLD FORGE – William Loren Ward, 75, of Old Forge passed away December 13, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center after a long illness.

Connie L. Nugent (Chwalek) Croop-12/26/2012

Connie Lou Croop, 75, of New Hartford, NY, and Surfside Village at Beverly Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Stuart Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, FL.

Emerson M. Wood-12/26/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Emerson M. Wood, 81, of North Pearl Street, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a short illness.

Erma B. Seymour-12/26/2012

BOONVILLE - Erma B. Seymour, 94, a longtime resident of Feeder Street, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Mrs. Rose S. Earl-12/26/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - Rose (Skorupa) Earl, 92, a resident of West Main Street since 1952, widow of Allen G., passed away at her residence on Thursday, December 20, 2012, while surrounded by her loving family.

Stephanie Meus Millick-12/19/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Stephanie Meus Millick, 98, widow of Michael Millick, passed away at her home at 7036 West Main Street on Monday afternoon, December 10, 2012 after a long illness.
She was born on Ja

Dorothy D. O’Brien-12/19/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Dorothy (Doody) O’Brien, 80, of the River Road, a longtime town historian and wife of the late Robert W., passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital, after an illness.

Thomas B. Stanley-12/19/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Thomas B. Stanley, 58, of Moose River Road, husband of Kim, passed away suddenly at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, on Friday, December 14, 2012.

Stanley P. Gresack-12/19/2012

HOLLAND PATENT - Stanley P. Gresack, 92, of Holland Patent, died on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Rome Hospital.

Patrice R. Gagnon-12/12/2012

FORESTPORT - Patrice R. Gagnon, 76, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, with his loving family at his side, after a long battle with diabetes and kidney disease.

Katrina L. Hutchins-12/12/2012

LYONS FALLS – Katrina L. Hutchins, 56, of Cherry Street, formerly of Doug-las Street, Port Leyden, passed away at her residence on Thursday, De-cember 6, 2012.

Audrey Kolasa-12/12/2012

BOONVILLE - Audrey (Mackey) Kolasa, 84, of West Street, wife of Edward, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness.

Norma R. Yousey-12/5/2012

BOONVILLE - Norma R. Yousey, 72, of Hoffert Road passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at St. Luke’s Home, New Hartford, NY, after a long illness.

David K. Webster Sr.-12/5/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - David K. Webster Sr., 61, of Highmarket Road, husband of Brenda, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012, at his residence.

Tina Marie McCauley Weber-12/5/2012

FORESTPORT - Tina Marie McCauley Weber, 49, of Bellingertown Road, passed away at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, while surrounded

Carolyn Ann Christiansen-11/28/2012

BOONVILLE - Carolyn Ann Christiansen, 71, of West Sreet, a life resident of Boonville, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, after a brief illness.

Robert John “Bob” Klossner-11/21/2012

Robert John “Bob” Klossner passed away suddenly on Friday, November 9, 2012, at his home in Mimbres, New Mexico.

Julia A. Reile-11/21/2012

ROME - Julia A. Reile, age 96, of Rome, a former resident of Joslyn Road, Town of Remsen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at her residence.

Anthony J. “Tony” Bailey-11/7/2012

MALONE - Anthony J. “Tony” Bailey, 49, of Malone, NY, formerly of Boonville, passed away in Malone, unexpectedly on Monday, October 29, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident.

George Henry Hurlbut Sr.-11/7/2012

REMSEN - George Henry Hurlbut Sr., 92, of Old Route 12, died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Patricia Kotary, RN-10/31/2012

BOONVILLE - Patricia (Conrad) Kotary, RN, 66, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a short illness.

Robert T. McLaughlin-10/31/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Robert T. McLaughlin, 95, of East Main Street, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 after a brief illness.

Violet F. Earl-10/24/2012

HAWKINSVILLE - Violet F. Earl, a longtime resident of Millers Woods Road, widow of Charles Sr., passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since August 2012.

Marie Mooney-10/24/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Marie (Kohl) Mooney, 94, a former resident of Moose River Road, widow of Carl, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since 2011.

Eleatha May Rogers-10/24/2012

LYONSDALE - Eleatha May Rogers, 86, of Shibley Road, widow of Almon, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 15, 2012.

Eleanor D. Sullivan-10/24/2012

TALCOTTVILLE - Eleanor D. (Genter) Sullivan, 84, a longtime resident of Locust Grove and Talcottville, widow of Patrick J., passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since July 2012.

Matthew F. Conway-10/24/2012

BOONVILLE -Matthew F. Conway, 67, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving wife, son and daughter-in-law, niece and sister-in-law on Friday, October 19, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

William Shippers-10/17/2012

BOONVILLE - William Shippers, 91, a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Thornton Avenue, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

Peter W. Gydesen-10/17/2012

LYONS FALLS - Peter W. Gydesen, 98, of 4395 River Road died early Saturday morning, October 13, 2012 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where he had resided for 10 days.

Francis J. Kirk-10/17/2012

BOONVILLE - Francis J. Kirk, 95, a former resident of State Route 46, and more recently of Kortenaer Village, Boonville, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Estelle Marie Crane-10/10/2012

NEW HARTFORD - Estelle Marie Crane, 96, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the St. Luke’s Home.

Firman H. Decker Jr.-10/10/2012

BOONVILLE- Firman H. Decker Jr., 84, of Reed Lane, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Decker was bo

Robert C. Vicks-10/10/2012

BOONVILLE – Robert C. Vicks, 90, of Summit Street, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Auburn Nursing Home where he had resided for the past month

Edith A. Rocker-10/10/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Edith A. Rocker, 92, of 7166 Moose River Rd. died late Thursday night, October 4, 2012 in Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since September14, 2012.

William J. Miller Sr.-10/10/2012

FORESTPORT - William J. Miller Sr., 90, of Cross Road, husband of the late Betty, passed away at the home of his son and daughter-in-law.

Marion P. Avery-10/10/2012

ROCHESTER - Marion P. Avery, age 89, who was born on September 5, 1923 in White Plains, NY, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012 in Rochester, NY.

Mary J. Pemberton-10/3/2012

LANCASTER, MA- Mary J. Pemberton, 80, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012, after a brief illness.

George E. Hutchins-10/3/2012

BOONVILLE - George E. Hutchins, 78, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Uitca, on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Gordon L. Post-9/26/2012

LYONS FALLS - Gordon L. Post, 85, a native and longtime resident of Shibley Road, husband of the late Lois (Kirkbride) Post, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

Janet R. Marmon-9/26/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Janet Rocker Marmon, 79, of 7026 West North Street, Port Leyden, NY, wife of David A. Marmon, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 21, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital while surrounded by loving family members.

Mrs. Verna M. Sullivan-9/19/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - Verna M. (Dale) Sullivan, 85, of West Road, widow of Edward F., passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at her residence while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

Peter P. Krywosa-9/12/2012

BOONVILLE - On Monday, September 3, 2012, Peter P. Krywosa, 99, of Brown Road, went to be with his loving wife, Helen Gorzalkowski Krywosa, when he passed away at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a short illness.

Shawn Michael Patrick O’Brien-9/12/2012

Shawn Michael Patrick O’Brien, 35, of Sandston, Virginia, passed away with his parents by his side on Saturday, August 29, 2012 at MCV Hospital in Richmond, VA, after a short illness.

Eleanora Roscup-9/12/2012

REMSEN - Eleanora Roscup, 91, of Starr Hill Rd passed away at Heritage Home, Utica, on Sunday, September 2, 2012.

Patricia A. Spencer-9/5/2012

ROME - Patricia A. Spencer, 69, a former resident of Post Street, Boonville, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital on Monday, August 27, 2012, after a long illness. For many years before residing at Bethany Gardens in Rome, she was a resident of West Court Street in Rome.

A. Merle Johnson-9/5/2012

VERMONT - The Johnson Family is saddened to announce the passing of A. Merle Johnson who died on Thursday, August 30, in Bennington, Vermont, after a brief illness.

Suzanne Steup-8/29/2012

Suzanne Steup, age 88, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 at The Pines Nursing Home.

Roger E. Kent-8/29/2012

REMSEN - Roger E. Kent, 66, of Remsen, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Donald A. (Frog) Martin-8/29/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Donald A. (Frog) Martin, 86, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

John A. Wawrzyniak-8/22/2012

TALCOTTVILLE - John A. Wawrzyniak, 87, of State Route 12D, husband of Lucy, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012, at his residence, while under the loving care of his wife and family.

Benjamin E. Druck-8/15/2012

YORK, PA – Benjamin E. Druck, 93, York Township, died on Sunday, August 12, 2012, at Manor Care Health Services, Dallastown, where he had been a resident since Friday, August 10.

Rose May Williamson-8/15/2012

BOONVILLE - Rose May Williamson, 73, wife of Mike, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012, at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Karl James Zeigler-8/15/2012

ATTLEBORO, MA - Karl James Zeigler, 79, of Streeter Lane, Attleboro, MA, a retired heavy equipment operator, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.

Margie Barsh Venson-8/15/2012

FLORIDA - Margie Barsh Venson, beloved wife of David E. Venson (Palm Coast, Florida), mother of David Shawn Venson (Palm Coast, Florida) and Lana Venson Swygert (SC), beloved grandmother of Christopher Swygert (SC), lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Palm Coast, Florida.

Edward R. Fayette-8/8/2012

FORESTPORT - Ed-ward R. Fayette, 79, of Woodhull Road, husband of Beverley, affectionately known to many in Forestport as the “Score Keeper” passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, while under the care of his loving family and Hospice.

Eleanor E. Shue-8/8/2012

LYONS FALLS - Eleanor (Effley) Shue, 84, formerly of Laura Street, widow of Stanley “Bear” Shue, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since 2010.

Mrs. Alice S. Hutton-8/8/2012

BOONVILLE - Alice (Scherz) Hutton, 97, widow of William F., a retired elementary school teacher, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, while in the loving care of her family and caregivers.

Jay Russell (Pfendler) White-8/8/2012

Jay Russell (Pfendler) White, the cherished infant son of Kyle White and Brett Ellen Pfendler, was born and passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. He weighed one and a half pounds.

Michael L. Turner-8/1/2012

TOWN OF WESTERN - Michael L. Turner, 56, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012 with his loving family by his side.

Richard F. Davies-8/1/2012

REMSEN - Richard F. Davies, 105, formerly of Maple Avenue, husband of the late Glayds Pugh Davies, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Shawn E. Capron-7/25/2012

BOONVILLE - Shawn E. Capron, 49, of Boonville passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with cancer.

Phyllis A. Hicks-7/25/2012

AVA - Phyllis A. Hicks, 77, of State Route 26, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Richard E. Brader-7/25/2012

RAQUETTE LAKE - Richard E. Brader, 74, of Raquette Lake, and formerly of Middletown, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Carl E. Roberts-7/25/2012

REMSEN - Carl E. Roberts, 81, of Prospect Street passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare.

Ruth M. Sasenbury-7/18/2012

BLOSSVALE - Ruth M. (Bielby) Sasenbury, 92, a longtime resident of Deeley Road, widow of Clarence, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Betsy Ross Nursing Facility, Rome, where she had resided since 1995.

“Nancy” Littell Fox-7/18/2012

“Nancy” Littell Fox, born Evelyn Ann Littell, was born in Hankow, China, on September 14, 1917. She passed away at the age of 94 on Monday, July 2, 2012 in Bend, Oregon.

Constance W. Chow-7/18/2012

LYONS FALLS - Constance Madeleine Wheater Chow was born on a sunny summer afternoon, July 30, 1948, (at two minutes of three) at the Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, and passed on while surrounded by the love, care and comfort of her beloved husband and family on Friday, July 13, 2012, at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility.

Sister Agnes William Croneiser, OP-7/11/2012

NEWBURGH, NY - Sister Agnes William Croneiser, OP, 81, of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Kaplan Hospice, in Newburgh.

Nancy D. Earl-7/11/2012

BOONVILLE - Nancy D. Earl, 79, resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, passed away on July 1, 2012.

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Kotary-7/11/2012

LOWVILLE - Mary Evelyn (Cormier) Kotary, 90, a longtime resident of South State Street, widow of Richard, passed away at her residence while under the loving care of her daughter and Lewis County Hospice, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Mrs. Eleanor Burdick-7/4/2012

CONESUS - Eleanor (Edwards) Burdick, 86, of East Swamp Road, Conesus, (Livingston County, NY), a former resident of Millers Woods Road near Forestport, widow of Philip J., passed away after a brief illness at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, NY, on Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Edward A. Golda-7/4/2012

Edward A. Golda, 68, of Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 16, 2012, with his beloved wife Mary Patricia by his side after a brave battle with cancer.

Edward A. Golda-7/4/2012

Edward A. Golda, 68, of Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 16, 2012, with his beloved wife Mary Patricia by his side after a brave battle with cancer.

John DeGraaf-6/27/2012

HOOSICK FALLS, NY - John DeGraaf, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Hoosick Falls Health Center with his loving family by his side.

Herschel John Racquet-6/27/2012

Herschel “Herschey” John Racquet, 89, born on Pearl Street in Albany on Thursday, June 7, 1923 to John Conrad Racquet and Hazel Holcomb, passed away on June 22, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Syracuse.

Margaret R. (Minichillo) Briant-6/27/2012

Margaret R. (Minichillo) Briant, 82, of Old Forge, NY, Goodyear, AZ, and formerly of North Syracuse, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at University Hospital.

Graveside Service for Alvin L. “Red” Ritz-6/27/2012

THENDARA - Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Alvin “Red” Ritz, 91, on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery, Old Forge, where members of Covey-Pashley Post American Legion #893, Old Forge, will render military rites.

Mary Anne Kenealy-6/20/2012

ROME - Mary Anne Kenealy went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

Thomas P. Keating-6/20/2012

WOODGATE - Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services for Thomas P. Keating on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Woodgate Cemetery. Mr. Keating, who was 80 years old, died on March 27, 2012, in Mechanicsville, VA, with his family at his side.

Robert Redner-6/20/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Robert “Bob” Redner, 82, a longtime resident of the Wildcat Road, husband of LaVerne, passed away at his residence on Monday, June 11, 2012, while under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

Clayton “Bud” Gleasman-6/13/2012

We mark the passing of our beloved Bud, born on September 18, 1930, who left our presence on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Carroll R. Davis-6/13/2012

LOWVILLE – Carroll R. Davis, 75, of State Route 12, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where he had resided since March of this year.

Mary A. Lis-6/13/2012

BOONVILLE- Mary A. Lis, 95, formerly of Kortenaer Village passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility after a long illness.

Raymond E. Lampman-6/13/2012

LOWVILLE - Raymond E. Lampman, 78, of River Street passed away at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

Joan Emore-6/13/2012

PITCHER HILL, NY - Joan Emore, 80, of Pitcher Hill, died peacefully Wednesday on her 60th wedding anniversary, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Van Duyn Nursing Home.

Bruce Wood Putney-6/6/2012

ALTON, NH - Bruce Wood Putney, husband of Janice Perkins Putney and father of Claudia Putney of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Lt. Col. Douglas R. Putney (USAF retired) of San Antonio, TX, and Duncan B. Putney of Providence, RI, passed away on May 20, 2012.

Patrick E. Fitzgerald-6/6/2012

TURIN - Patrick E. Fitzgerald, 68, affectionately known as “Burgy,” husband of Kathleen, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, after a long illness.

Rev. Stephen H. Gratto-6/6/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Reverend Stephen H. Gratto, 65, former pastor of St. Martin’s and St. John’s Catholic churches died on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Motherhouse in Watertown.

Mark A. Hoag-6/6/2012

POMPANO BEACH, FL - Mark A. Hoag, 59, a native of Gloversville, and longtime resident of Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away suddenly at his residence on Thursday, May 31, 2012, from a cardiac illness.

Frank Donai-6/6/2012

LEE CENTER - Frank Donai, 93, of Stokes-Westernville Road passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Colonial Park Nursing Center, Rome, after a long illness.

Ruth H. Lindsay-6/6/2012

OLD FORGE - Ruth H. (Hoch) Lindsay, 99, of Middle Branch Road, widow of Joseph E., passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. Prior to entering the hospital, Mrs. Lindsay was a resident at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Helen Pfendler-5/30/2012

BOONVILLE - Helen Pfendler, 89, formerly of Kortenaer Village Apartments and a resident of Sunset Nursing Home, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Dorothy E. Crane-5/23/2012

Dorothy E. Crane, 88, formerly of Constableville, NY, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Albert Thomas Salisbury-5/23/2012

TOWN OF LEE - Albert Thomas Salisbury, 85, of the Hawkins Corners Road, formerly of the Boonville Gorge Road, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

Helena Rocker Munn-5/23/2012

MARSHVILLE, NC/ PORT LEYDEN, NY - Our wonderful and loving mother, Helena Rocker Munn, passed on to heaven while at home in Marshville, NC, on Friday, May 18, 2012.

Thomas A. LaFave-5/23/2012

LYONS FALLS - Thomas A. LaFave, 50, of High Street, husband of Sayan, passed away unexpectedly at his beloved camp at Buck Lake on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Walter M. Wasco-5/23/2012

LYONS FALLS - Walter M. Wasco, 80, a longtime resident of Lyons Falls, passed on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility after a long illness.

Ward Wolcott-5/16/2012

HOLLAND PATENT - Ward Walter Wolcott was born on December 13, 1925 in Holland Patent on the old family farm, and is the son of William and Edna Wolcott. He passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Christine P. Allen-5/16/2012

BOONVILLE - Christine P. Allen, 62, wife of James, and resident of Wheelock Drive since 1977, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.

Heleva “Bea” Bartelotte-5/16/2012

LYONS FALLS – Heleva, affectionately known as “Bea,” Bartelotte, 88, a longtime resident of Franklin Street, passed away on Saturday May 12, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a short illness.

Dale K. Ferris-5/9/2012

BOONVILLE - Dale K. Ferris, 73, of Round Lake Road passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital, after a brief illness.

Raymond A. Pugh Sr.-5/9/2012

OCEAN PINES, MD - Raymond A. Pugh Sr., 81, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 30, 2012.

Joseph A. Mierek Jr.-5/9/2012

WESTERNVILLE - Joseph A. Mierek Jr., 74, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, while in the care of his loving family and Hospice.

Francis Thomas Martin Jr.-5/9/2012

REMSEN - On May 2, 2012, Francis T. Martin Jr., 80, entered into eternal rest with his loving family by his side.

Kathy Marie Nelson-Szijarto-5/9/2012

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Kathy M. Szijarto, 62, of Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away unexpectedly at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, April 23, 2012 of a sudden and brief illness.

Sandra A. Buhler-5/9/2012

STOKES - Sandra A. (Wright, Platt) Buhler, age 67, of Stokes Hill, joined much of her family in heaven on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Elizabeth M. Dowling-5/2/2012

BOONVILLE - Elizabeth (Millard) Dowling, 84, of Lewis Road, widow of Bud, passed away suddenly at her residence on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Daniel S. Youngs-5/2/2012

BOONVILLE - Daniel S. Youngs, 84, of Ford Street passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility after a brief illness.

Stanley R. Jones Sr.-5/2/2012

TALCOTTVILLE - Stanley R. Jones Sr., 79, of Route 12D passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Lewis County General Hospital after a brief illness.

Victoria J. Barrows-5/2/2012

HIGHMARKET - Victoria J. (O’Brien) Barrows, 41, affectionately known as “Vickie Jo,” wife of Timmy, passed away suddenly at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Irwin William Parker-5/2/2012

Irwin W. Parker, 98, died on October 26, 2011 at Springside Nursing Home, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he had been a resident for over a year.

Martin Konkol-5/2/2012

LOWVILLE- Martin Konkol, 92, formerly of Houseville Road, Turin, died Friday morning, April 27, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where he has resided since February 2008.

Jeanette “Jan” G. Siegel-4/25/2012

ALDER CREEK – Jeanette “Jan” G. Siegel, 83, of Route 12, Boonville, died peacefully at home on Friday, April 20, 2012.

Elizabeth M. Dowling-4/25/2012

BOONVILLE - Elizabeth (Millard) Dowling, 84, of Lewis Road, widow of Bud, passed away suddenly at her residence on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Hazel Post-4/25/2012

JORDAN - Hazel Post, formerly of Jordan, NY, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Linda Jane Traxel-4/18/2012

ROME - Linda Jane Traxel, 69, a resident at Betsy Ross Nursing Home of Rome, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012, at the nursing home.

Carl R. Kelly-4/18/2012

BOONVILLE - Carl R. Kelly, 84, of Kolasa Road, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

William A. Owens-4/18/2012

ILION - William A. Owens, 85, of 138 West Clark Street, Ilion, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at his home.

Sefket Isovic - Paul Everest-4/18/2012

BOONVILLE - Mr. Paul Everest, born as Sefket Isovic, age 71, of Boonville, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012 in the comfort of his home with his loving family and friends by his side.

Robert S. Freeman-4/11/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Robert S. (Bob) Freeman, 81, of River Road, husband of Elma L. and a former longtime resident of Spencer Road near Constableville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 2, 2012, under the care of his loving family and Hospice.

Dorothy E. Nellenbach-4/11/2012

BOONVILLE - Dorothy E. (Gibbs) Nellenbach, 86, a former longtime resident of State Route 26, West Branch, and more recently a resident of Kortenaer Village of South Street, Boonville, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville, after a short illness. Dorothy was the widow of Raymond L. Nellenbach.

L. Daniel Carpenter-4/11/2012

STEUBEN - L. Daniel Carpenter, 72, of North Steuben Road, husband of Louise, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a brief illness.

Joan L. Deugaw-4/11/2012

COLTON – Joan L. Deugaw, 75, 18 Stowe Bay Road Extension, Colton, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 4, 2012 at her home.

Helen Julanne (Judy) A. Kieffer-4/11/2012

BRANTINGHAM - Helen Julanne (Judy) A. Kieffer, 81, Brantingham, died peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2012, with her loving family at her side.

Sophie M. Sweeney-4/11/2012

LYONS FALLS - Sophie M. Sweeney, 91, formerly of Seymour Avenue, widow of Charles, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012, under the care of her loving family at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

James “Monk” Piccione-3/28/2012

FORESTPORT - James R. “Monk” Piccione, age 53, most recently of Forestport, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital with the love and support of his family by his side.

Bruce M. Kaufman-3/28/2012

BOONVILLE - Bruce M. Kaufman, 71, husband of Phyllis H. Chase, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at their home in Boonville.

Kenneth P. Fitch-3/28/2012

AVON PARK, FLORIDA, FORMERLY OF BOON-VILLE- Kenneth P., affectionately known as “Kenny” Fitch, 57, husband of Frieda, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ruth E. Sawyer-3/28/2012

BOONVILLE- Ruth E. Sawyer, 77, of Aubrey Avenue, passed away while under the care of her loving family at her residence on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. For 56 years Ruth was a resident of Whitingham, VT, moving to Boonville in 2010.

Ann (Fullam) Steele-3/21/2012

BETHESDA, MARYLAND/WOODGATE, NEW YORK - Ann F. Steele, 76, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at her Bethesda home.

Olivia Rose VanAlstine-3/21/2012

SCHENECTADY - Olivia Rose VanAlstine, 13, of Schenectady, affectionately known to many as Liv, daughter of Gale E. VanAlstine Jr. and Helene L. Kiskis, passed away unexpectedly due to an undetected heart disease on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Edna M. Cyr-3/21/2012

BOONVILLE - Edna M. Cyr, 80, a native and life resident of Boonville, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville, after a short illness.

Margaret Scherz Yauger-3/21/2012

FLORIDA - Margaret Scherz Yauger passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012, in St. Cloud, Florida. She joins her husband Clyde who passed away in July 2004.

Marian B. Constable-3/14/2012

WATERTOWN - Marian B. Constable, 95, Watertown, died on Friday, February 3, 2012.

Helen Seyse-3/14/2012

CLINTON - Helen Seyse, 91, died at home on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, surrounded by her family.

Ellen N. (Higby) Sisson-3/14/2012

OTSEGO, MICHIGAN - Ellen N. (Higby) Sisson died peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2012, with her loving family by her side.

Irving R. Waterman-3/7/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - Mr. Irving Richard Waterman completed his earthly duties on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Pines of Utica Nursing Facility. Prior to residing in Utica, he had lived in Constableville.

Myrtle M. DeBonza-2/29/2012

ROME - Myrtle M. (Sasenbury) DeBonza, 84, a former resident of South Madison Street, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the Rome Center, after a long illness.

Patricia Nixon Arms-2/29/2012

Patricia Nixon Arms, 90, of Onancock, VA, died (peacefully) on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

David Owen Kelly-2/29/2012

David Owen Kelly, 66, of West Sand Lake, NY, died suddenly on Friday, February 24, 2012 at Albany Memorial Hospital.

Francis J. “Frank” Cihocki Jr.-2/22/2012

ROME - Francis J. “Frank” Cihocki Jr., 75, of Rome, NY, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford.

Ida Lucy (Bourgeois) Carney-2/22/2012

UTICA - Ida Lucy (Bourgeois) Carney, 87, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2012, while surrounded by the love of her family and pastor, after a long illness, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

Stephen C. Dolan Sr.-2/22/2012

BOONVILLE - Stephen C. Dolan Sr. 68, owner of Headwaters Motor Lodge, Boonville, husband of the late Genevieve (Kornatow-ski) Dolan, passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

John C. Higby-2/15/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE- John C. Higby, 82, a native and lifelong resident of Crofoot Hill Road, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012, after a brief illness at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

Charles W. and Georgianna L Anken-2/15/2012

HOLLAND PATENT - Charles W. Anken, 77, and Georgianna L. Anken, 73, of Steuben Valley Road, Holland Patent, died on Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Zephyrhills, Florida, as a result of a car accident.

Henry Robert Booth-2/15/2012

BROOKLYN, CT - Henry Robert Booth, known as Bob, beloved husband of Virginia (Wagoner) Booth, died on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Westview Health Care Center, Connecticut.

Nancy Hall Dorrity-2/15/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Nancy Hall Dorrity, 79, formerly of Elm Street, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness

Verne L. Oswald Jr.-2/15/2012

Verne L. Oswald Jr., 60, of Larkspur, CO, formerly of Topeka, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Castle Rock, CO, care facility.

C. Glenn “Coach” Stevens-2/8/2012

C. Glenn Stevens, 82, of Canastota died on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Upstate Hospital from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Regina W. Higby-2/8/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - Regina (Ward) Higby, 78, a native and lifelong resident of Crofoot Hill Road, wife of Ronald, passed away suddenly at her residence on Sunday, February 5, 2012.

Richard H. (Dick) Addington-2/1/2012

BOONVILLE - Richard H. (Dick) Addington, 76, of Kortenaer Village, South Street, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness.

Allen A. Coleman-2/1/2012

ROME - Allen A. Coleman, 80, a longtime resident of Bartlett Road, husband of Karen, passed away on Wednesday, Janaury 25, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, in New Hartford. Since June, 2011, Mr. Coleman had resided at the Rome Center Nursing Facility.

Rick “Scooter” Wolcott-2/1/2012

FORESTPORT - The following is documented hear-say chronicling the life and adventures of Richard Alan Wolcott, affectionately known as Dick, Rich, Rick, Strawberry, RAW, Coach and ultimately Scooter, who emerged into this life on July 22, 1955, the first son of Ward and Marietta (Smith) Wolcott, and who departed this earthly life at 5:07 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Carol A. Chambers-1/25/2012

TAMPA FLA./BOON-VILLE- Carol A. Chambers, 68, a former resident of Erwin Street and Valley View Drive in Boonville, widow of Charles W., passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at Florida Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

Mary (Braun) MacLachlan-1/25/2012

ROME - Mary (Braun) MacLachlan, 88, a former resident of Elmer Hill Road, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since May 2011.

Charles (Jeff) Scherz-1/25/2012

BOONVILLE - Charles (Jeff) Scherz, 88, of Ford Street passed away at home on Friday, January 20, 2012 after a year-long illness while under the care of his loving wife Carol.

Carl Lee Hillyer-1/18/2012

NEW HARTFORD/ BOONVILLE - Carl Lee Hillyer, 66, of New Hartford and formerly of Boonville, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Saturday, January 14, 2012 after a brief illness.

Alvin L. “Red” Ritz-1/18/2012

THENDARA - Alvin “Red” Ritz passed away Friday, January 13, 2012. He was surrounded by family as he died in the Presbyterian Home in Utica.

Dr. John Clinton Herrman-1/18/2012

LOWVILLE - John Clinton Herrman, MD, 84, of North State Street, Lowville, died at his home on Thursday morning, January 12, 2012, under the care of his longtime companion.

Lynda B. (Kessler) Allen-1/18/2012

Lynda B. (Kessler) Allen, 68, of Syracuse, NY, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Benjamin G. Crippen Sr.-1/11/2012

Benjamin G. Crippen Sr., 80, of Bronx, NY, formerly of Boonville, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

Mrs. Rita M. Shanks-1/11/2012

BARRETTS CORNERS - Rita M. (Leichty) Shanks, State Route 12D, widow of William G., passed away at her residence while under the care of her family on Friday, January 6, 2011.

Rita Anne Marcinkowski-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - Rita Anne Marcinkowski of Boonville, NY, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011 after a long illness.

Leon “Ed” Patrick-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - Leon “Ed” Patrick, Woodgate Drive, son of Edwin J. and Helen Broniszewski, husband of Gloria J. Andrews, father of Scott D. and grandfather of Elizabeth G. and Joseph S., passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011, at the home of his son, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Terry A. Planck-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - Terry A. Planck, 52, of Thayer Hill Road, husband of Cindy, an employee of Ocuto Blacktop and Paving Co., Rome, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, from injuries he sustained while felling a tree at his camp.

William Edwards Jr.-1/4/2012

FLOYD - William Edwards Jr., 81, of Streiff Road, who was affectionately known as “Sonny” husband of Anne, passed away at his residence on Monday, January 2, 2012, with his loving family by his side.

George Dewitt Bushaw-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - George Dewitt Bushaw, 78, affectionately known as “Buddy,” beloved husband of Gina, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. He was currently a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Susan G. Schweinsberg, RN-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - Susan (Gaetano) Schweinsberg, 63, of Academy Street, wife of Richard, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, after a long illness.

Martha A. McLaughlin-12/21/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Martha A. McLaughlin, 85, of E. Main Street, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011 at Lewis County General Hospital.

Sandra K. Deninsky-12/14/2011

BOONVILLE - Sandra K. Deninsky, 68, Nurse Practitioner, and longtime resident of Post Street, passed away peacefully at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, December 8, 2011, also the day which is celebrated in the Catholic Church as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

James W. Roberts-12/14/2011

HOLLAND PATENT - James W. Roberts, 80, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 7, 2011.

Richard (Dick) J. Mahaffy-12/7/2011

BOONVILLE - Richard (Dick) J. Mahaffy, 80, of Schuyler Street, passed away on Thursday, De-cember 1, 2011 at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville, while surrounded by his family.

Shawn P. Scouten-11/30/2011

LUNENBURG, MA — Shawn P. Scouten, 23, of Lunenburg, MA, died on Sunday morning, November 6, 2011, at his home.

Maurice Wallace Jones-11/23/2011

REMSEN - Maurice W. Jones died on Thursday, November 10, 2011, in Clinton, NY.

Robert Croniser-11/16/2011

BOONVILLE - Robert Croniser, 82, of State Route 12D, passed away at home on Thursday, November 10, 2011, while under the care of his family.

Gerald C. Palmer, DC-11/16/2011

ARIZONA - Dr. Gerald Clifford Palmer, DC, 98, of Sun City West, AZ, and formerly of Brantingham Lake, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 4, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Robert F. Dolan-11/16/2011

HOLLAND PATENT - Robert F. Dolan, 73, husband of Alice “Ki”, a retired auto mechanic, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford, after a brief illness.

Mavis E. York-11/9/2011

ONEONTA - Mavis (Evans) York, 72, wife of Ronald, a former resident of Kelpy Town near Port Leyden, passed away at her residence at Mountain Vista Drive, Oneonta, NY, on Monday, October 31, 2011.

Betty Ann Willson-11/9/2011

BOONVILLE - Betty Ann Willson, age 82, died on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Michael E. Archer-11/9/2011

AVA - Michael E. Archer, 54, residing on Tuffy Road in Ava, passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2011. Born October 24, 1957, in Chester, Pa., a son of George and Irene (Callahan) Archer. Michael was in the Armed Services from 1977 to 1980. He last worked at Bus Industries. Mike was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors.

Lisa J. Bandych-11/9/2011

CLINTON - Lisa J. Bandych, 38, of Mohawk Valley Apartments of Franklin Ave., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at her residence after a long illness.

Robert K. Berger-11/9/2011

BLAUVELT - Robert K. Berger, 61, of N. Moison Rd., Blauvelt, (Rockland Co., NY) passed away suddenly, on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the home of his cousin, Holly Siegel, of Woodgate Drive, Boonville.

Lester E. Bretch-11/9/2011

TURIN- Lester E. Bretch, 88, a resident of Harding Nursing Home, Waterville, NY, formerly of East Main Street, Turin, and Osborne Avenue, Waterville, died on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

Florence M. Platt-11/2/2011

ROME – Florence M. Platt, 93, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital, while surrounded by her loving family.

Ruth D. Coscomb-11/2/2011

BOONVILLE - Ruth D. Coscomb, 90, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011 after a brief illness, with her loving family at her side at the Walworth, NY home of her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Martha and David Lynch.

Rudolph C. Roscup-11/2/2011

STEUBEN - Rudolph C. Roscup, 98, of Starr Hill Road, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Heritage Home, Utica.

Clayton G. Weiler-11/2/2011

CONSTABLEVILLE - Clayton G. Weiler, 84, of Fish Creek Road, husband of Eleanor, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 28, 2011, at his residence.

Joan M . Yager-11/2/2011

BOONVILLE - Joan M. (Moore) Yager, 77, widow of Owen “Okie” Yager, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Robert T. Riegler-10/26/2011

WEST BRANCH - Robert T. Riegler, 93, of State Route 26, husband of Sophia, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

Stacy S. Jordan-10/19/2011

REMSEN - Stacy S. Jordan, 43, of Countryman Road, husband of Teresa, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2011, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long and heroic struggle with illness.

Agnes E. Aganier-10/12/2011

LYONS FALLS - Agnes E. Aganier, 94, of Lyons Falls, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Lowville.

Philip C. Green-10/12/2011

ROME - Philip C. Green, 54, of Rome-Taberg Road, husband of Carolyn, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, from injuries he sustained in a fall, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, while working on a construction project in Munnsville.

Violet Elizabeth Fynmore-10/12/2011

SOUTH CAROLINA - Violet Elizabeth Fynmore, age 89, died on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Murrells Inlet, SC.

Joan Buckley Carruthers-10/12/2011

TEXAS - Joan Buckley Carruthers, Dallas, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

Gail S. Pruckno-10/5/2011

BOONVILLE – Gail S. Pruckno of Summit Street, affectionately known as “Hoedy” to many people, wife of Joseph, died on Monday, September 26, 2011, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, from a long battle with cancer.

Joseph S. Longway-10/5/2011

CONSTABLEVILLE - Joseph S. Longway, 52, of Meyer Road, husband of Deborah, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Jerry L. Ladlee-10/5/2011

REMSEN - Jerry L. Ladlee, 67, husband of Judy (Jenny) Ladlee, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on the Countryman Road, on Friday, September 30, 2011.

Stuart George Riegler-9/28/2011

LEE CENTER- Stuart G. Riegler, 91, formerly of Brookside Drive, husband of Susan, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital. Before entering the hospital he had resided at the Eastern Star Home of Oriskany.

Minnie S. Jones-9/28/2011

VERONA/BOONVILLE - Minnie S. Jones, 99, of Main Street, Verona, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Gail Parsons, where she had resided for the past 10 years.

Ronald E. Capron-9/21/2011

AMSTERDAM, NY- Ronald E. Capron, 48, of Snooks Corner Road, passed away at his residence after a brief illness on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

Marjorie I. Post-9/21/2011

FLORENCE - Marjorie I. Post, 89, of Florence-Taberg Road, died at home on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 with her family by her side.

Barbara Marr Anna-9/21/2011

Barbara Marr Anna, full of life, energetic and vibrant to the end, passed on due to complications following a stroke, August 20, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s home in Escondido, CA.

Roger David Simpson-9/21/2011

FLORIDA - Roger David Simpson, 59, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Boonville, NY, died on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Veterans Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL.

Gerald Allan Langkans-9/21/2011

HOLLAND PATENT/ BOONVILLE - Gerald Allan Langkans, 76, a former resident of Hurlbut Street, Boonville, and a recent resident of Fox Road, Holland Patent, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2011, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a long illness.

Edward Jeffrey Lago-9/21/2011

BOONVILLE, NY/WEST PAWLET, VT – Edward Jeffrey Lago passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 9, 2011 in Boonville, NY.

June E Mills-9/21/2011

June E Mills, 76, of Forestport, a native of Downsville, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2011 in East Branch at her sister Gail’s home.

Raymond D. Maxwell-9/14/2011

BOONVILLE - Raymond D. Maxwell, 83, of Lachausse Rd passed away at home on Friday, September 9, 2011.

Kenneth E. Sliter-9/14/2011

BOONVILLE/LOWVILLE - Kenneth E. Sliter, 90, WW II Navy Veteran, florist and landscaper, passed away on Friday evening, September 9, 2011, at Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville. Ken joins his beloved wife of 66 years, Joyce who predeceased him August 8 of this year.

Burt E. Green-9/14/2011

LYONS FALLS - Burt E. Green, 83, a longtime resident of Markham Street, husband of Betty, and a retired educator at Howard G. Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Lloyd J. Akin-9/7/2011

SENECA CASTLE - Lloyd J. Akin, age 84, of Seneca Castle, New York, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at The Heritage at St. Ann’s Community in Rochester.

Robert J. Maryhugh-9/7/2011

BOONVILLE - Robert J. Maryhugh, 82, formerly of Moose River Road, husband of the late Barbara, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, where he had resided for the past two years.

Leroy Lester “Flip” Swartout Jr.-8/31/2011

BOONVILLE - Leroy Lester “Flip” Swartout Jr., 84, of West Leyden Road passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 surrounded by his family and under the care of Lewis County Hospice.

Robert E. Brucker Sr.-8/24/2011

BOONVILLE - Robert E. Brucker Sr. died at Faxton St. Luke’s Health Care on Monday, August 15, 2011, the day of his 86th birthday.

Herbert R. Young-8/24/2011

LEYDEN - Herbert R. Young, 61, of Brown Road, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care Center after a several month illness.

Albert (Joe) L. Earl-8/24/2011

BOONVILLE - Albert (Joe) L. Earl, 74, a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, passed away on August 19, 2011 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

Luella Beck-8/24/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Luella (Sullivan) Beck, 97, a longtime resident of Lyonsdale and Port Leyden, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the residence of her granddaughter, Laura, while under the care of The Community Hospice of Albany County.

Mary E. Fletcher-8/24/2011

FORESTPORT – Mary E. Fletcher, 85, of Lorraine Road, formerly of Cold Brook, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

Hester P. Kornmeyer-8/17/2011

BOONVILLE - Hester P. Kornmeyer of Woodgate Drive died on August 12, 2011, at home, surrounded by her family.

Joyce Martin Sliter-8/17/2011

PORT LEYDEN — Joyce Martin Sliter, 87, 7219 Norton Road, passed away on Monday morning, August 8, at the Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville.

Amos J. Lesperance-8/10/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Amos J. Lesperance, 81, formerly of Douglas Street, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2011 at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Lowville.

Donald C. Bishop-8/10/2011

BOONVILLE- Donald C. Bishop, 76, of Hawk-insville Road, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, while under the loving care of his companion, family and Hospice.

Helen M. Ferguson-8/10/2011

LOWVILLE – Helen M. Ferguson, 95, a resident of the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, died on Sunday, July 31, 2011 under the care of the nursing staff, and with her family at her side.

Robert Clarke Allain-7/27/2011

SYRACUSE - Robert Clarke Allain passed away at his home in Syracuse, NY, on Friday, July 15, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

Kathy L. Stone-7/27/2011

CLAYTON – Kathy L. Stone, 49, of Clayton, NY, formerly of Port Leyden, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

Marie E. Roberts-7/20/2011

FORESTPORT - Marie E. Roberts, 73, affectionately known as Esther, a former resident of Woodhull Road, Forestport, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Heritage Health Care Center, Utica.

Norma D. Larrivey, RN-7/20/2011

BOONVILLE- Norma (DeVoe) Larrivey, 77, a longtime resident of Post Street, widow of Edward J., passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2009.

Rev. David Moltz-7/20/2011

WATERTOWN - Rev. David Moltz (Deacon Moltz), 64, happily passed into God’s loving arms on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Loretto in Syracuse, NY.

Mary Kathryn Demo-7/20/2011

CROGHAN - Mary Kathryn Demo, 78, of 7162 Belfort Road, Croghan, died with her loving family at her side on Monday, July 11, 2011, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, where she had been a patient for the past four weeks

Helen Jendruch Bittner-6/8/2011

TURIN - Helen Jendruch Bittner of 6368 E. Main Street, Turin, passed away at Lewis County Hospital on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Marion H. McDermott-6/8/2011

REMSEN - Marion H. McDermott, 85, devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, died on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at home.

Royden Kenneth “Kenny” Dano-6/8/2011

VIRGINIA - Royden Kenneth “Kenny” Dano, age 68, a resident of Strasburg, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center, Harrisonburg.

Daniel Francis Morgan-6/1/2011

FLORIDA - Daniel Francis Morgan died on Friday morning, May 20, 2011, at the age of 21. A fatal car accident took him from us, together with one of his dearest friends.

Charles E. Parsons-5/25/2011

FORESTPORT - Charles E. Parsons, 71, Woodhull Road, affectionately known as “Chuck,” passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

Rosetta E. Hoffman-5/25/2011

CONSTABLEVILLE - Rosetta E. Hoffman, Constableville, NY, and Ed-mond, OK, passed peacefully away in her sleep 11-04-2010.

Ernest Wester-5/25/2011

ALDER CREEK – Ernest Wester, 86, of Egypt Road, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

Lurine (Renie) Ann Dean-5/18/2011

GREENVILLE, FL/ LYONS FALLS, NY - Lurine (Renie) Ann Dean, who was born on November 14, 1946 at White’s Nursing Home in Boonville, NY, went home to be with God on February 14, 2011. She passed away at Big Bend Hospice House, Tallahassee, Florida.

Denise M. McDonald, Ret. U.S. Air Force-5/11/2011

REMSEN - Denise M. McDonald, 51, Ferncliff Road, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011, at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Nadine and Shawn Corrigan, while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Hospice.

Andrew Seelman-5/4/2011

BOONVILLE - Andrew Seelman, 86, of Sunset Avenue, affectionately known as “Andy,” passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Jane H. Kazek-5/4/2011

BOONVILLE - Jane H. Kazek, 90, of State Route 26, Mohawk Hill, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a brief illness.

Robert W. Montana-5/4/2011

UTICA - Robert W. Montana, 69, of Centennial Circle, a former resident of Miller Woods Road, Boonville, passed away at his residence on February 3, 2011.

Sharon M. Schoff-4/27/2011

UTICA - Sharon M. (Bourgeois) Schoff, 53, of Genesee Street, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, April, 18, 2011.

Anna Grande-4/27/2011

GLENVIEW, IL - Anna (Hrynuk) Grande, 88, a former resident of Rome, passed away at Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

Spencer E. “Dick” Trenham-4/27/2011

BOONVILLE - Spencer E. “Dick” Trenham, 83, of Old West Leyden Road, a longtime dairy farmer, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011, at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, New Hartford.

Franklin L. Bouchard Sr.-4/27/2011

CLINTON/PORT LEYDEN - Franklin L. “Frank” Bouchard, 77, of Matthew Drive, husband of Darlene, a former longtime resident of North Pearl Street, Port Leyden, passed away while surrounded by his loving family at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

Sgt. Charles J. V. Fries Jr.-4/20/2011

Sgt. Charles J. V. Fries Jr., son of Shirley A. Joslin-Fries, passed away at his home in Nashville, TN, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

Joseph E. White Sr.-4/20/2011

BOONVILLE - Joseph E. White Sr., 90, of Buck Corner Road, husband of Helen, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a short illness.

Marguerite (Midge) Fitzgerald-4/20/2011

GLENFIELD - Marguerite (Midge) Fitzgerald, 93, of River Street passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had been a resident since January 2010.

Mrs. Edna K. Sattler-4/13/2011

BOONVILLE - Edna (Kraeger) Sattler, 97, of Aubrey Avenue, widow of Henry J., passed away in the comfort of her residence while surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Kathy Ann Faber LaClaire-4/13/2011

BLOSSVALE - Kathy Ann Faber LaClaire, 48, of Passer Road, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Jack Michaels-4/13/2011

BOONVILLE - Jack Michaels, 79, of Boonville, died on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness. For several years they resided in the Woodgate and Otter Lake area.

Marshall L. Kohn-4/13/2011

AVA - Marshall L. Kohn, 64, of Ava, husband of Sandra, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Rome Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

Shirley J. Hebert-4/13/2011

FORESTPORT - Shirley J. (Casey) Hebert, 74, of Newton Street, wife of Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a brief illness.

William James Marcy Sr.-4/6/2011

BOONVILLE - William James Marcy, 85, of Potato Hill Road, affectionately known as “Bill,” passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

Claude T. Smith Jr.-4/6/2011

WOODGATE - Claude T. Smith Jr., 88, of White Lake, Woodgate, NY, left his beloved family to join the Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in Gaines-ville, FL.

Julia (Judy) Casler Kaiding-3/30/2011

BOONVILLE - Julia (Judy) Casler Kaiding, 92, of Boonville, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Judy was predeceased by her devoted husband, Stuart N. Kaiding, on November 23, 2008.

Kenneth L. Webster-3/23/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Kenneth L. Webster, 87, of North Pearl Street, died on Wednesday morning, March 16, 2011, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Low-ville.

Ronald L. Shilling Sr.-3/23/2011

FORESTPORT - Ronald L. Shilling Sr., 51, of South Road West, husband of Hellen, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011, after a long illness.

Jaun Lee Deitch-3/23/2011

BOONVILLE - Jaun (Rowell) Lee Deitch, 79, a former longtime resident of State Route 12, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. Prior to entering the hospital, Jaun was a resident at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Craig M. Carnright-3/23/2011

REMSEN/BOONVILLE - Craig M. Carnright, 30, formerly of Old State Route 12, son of Mickey D. and Brenda L. Hoffman Carnright, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, from complications from an accident that happened many years ago. For the past several years Craig was a resident at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Michael J. Muha-3/16/2011

BOONVILLE - Michael J. Muha, 81, a longtime resident of Muha Road in the Town of Leyden, retired dairy farmer, husband of the late Janis, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the home of his granddaughter, Shannon Bailey, on the Golden Road. Mike was under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice at the time of his death.

Frances Violet Nellenback-3/16/2011

WEST LEYDEN - Frances Violet (Bator) Nellenback, 93, of Osceola Road, widow of Joseph Sr., passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Ruth R. Jones-3/16/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Ruth (Rocker) Jones, 88, widow of Carl E., a former longtime resident of Erwin Street, Boonville, passed away at her residence on Sunday, March 13, 2011, while surrounded by the care of her loving family and Lewis County Hospice.

Grant I. Galarneau-3/16/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Grant I. Galarneau, 50, of Galarneau Drive, husband of Sandra, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a long illness.

Carlton J. Weaver-3/9/2011

TOWN OF WESTERN - Carlton J. “Carl” Weaver, 63, of Sage Road, husband of Anna, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 28, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Shirley Ann Maciejko-3/9/2011

WHITESBORO/LYONS FALLS - Shirley Maciejko, of Whitesboro and Lyons Falls, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica.

Hedy K. Morris-3/9/2011

AMSTERDAM/BOONVILLE - Hedy K. (Higby) Morris, 62, of Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, a former resident of Schuyler Street, Boon-ville, passed away peacefully into the Arms of the Lord, following a long illness, on Saturday, February 26, 2011, in Schenectady.

Harold H. Evon-3/2/2011

FORESTPORT – Harold H. Evon, 76, of the O’Brien Road, died at his home on Saturday, February 26, 2011 after a short illness.

James M. Platt-3/2/2011

TABERG - James M. Platt, 61, of West Ava Road passed away on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the VA Hospital, Syracuse.