Celebrity Obituaries

Review this week's trending celebrity news stories


Our Obituaries

Ruth Mangan

November 29, 1913 - July 7, 2016

Ruth Mangan, 102, of Port Leyden, NY peacefully passed away to be with her loving savior on July 7, 2016 at the Lewis County General Hospital Residential Health Care Facility with her loving family at her side. Ruth was born on November 29, 1913, on the family farm in Denley (Port Leyden), NY, the only child of Ralph and Ella Thomas. She grew-up on the farm, which was on the Thomas Road, and...
View Tribute »

Marie I. Kuritzky

September 25, 1931 - July 7, 2016

Boonville- Marie (Bourgeois) Szewczyk Kuritzky, 84, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016, while surrounded by her loving family, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided since May, 2016. Marie was born near Talcottville, on September 25, 1931, a daughter of Vincent A. and Irene Schue Bourgeois. She grew up in the town of Leyden, receiving her education at the Denley...
View Tribute »

Penelope S. Rosskopf

June 30, 1941 - July 4, 2016

Boonville- Penelope S. Rosskopf, 75, of Moose River Road, wife of Peter C. passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at St. Luke's Home, New Hartford, while surrounded by her loving husband and family. Affectionately known as "Penny," she was born on June 30, 1941, in Port Chester, NY, daughter of Mitchel and Thelma Nordgren Syrek. Penny grew up in Cazenovia, where she graduated from high school...
View Tribute »

Mary Frances Grenier

August 17, 1924 - June 27, 2016

Lyons Falls- Mary Frances (Liss) Grenier, 91, a longtime resident of Cherry St. and widow of Wilfred J, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since December, 2011. She was born on August 17, 1924, in Constableville, a daughter of Alec and Katie Plaza Liss. She received her education at Port Leyden High School, in...
View Tribute »

David K. Pfendler

December 15, 1955 - June 21, 2016

Boonville- David K. Pfendler, 60, of Main St. passed away suddenly, while at work, in Lowville, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Affectionately known as "Skidder," David was born in Constableville, on December 15, 1955, a son of Bernard and Blanche Denslow Pfendler. A life resident of Boonville, he grew up on Jackson Hill Road and received his education at Adirondack Central School, graduating...
View Tribute »

Mary Lou Hamblin

February 7, 1935 - June 20, 2016

Boonville- Mary Lou Hamblin, 82, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since November, 2011. Before residing at Sunset, Mary Lou resided for many years at Kortenaer Village, South St. Boonville. A native and lifelong resident of Boonville, Mary Lou was born on February 7, 1935, a daughter of N. Cyrus and Lula...
View Tribute »

Kenneth L. Furman

October 24, 1954 - June 13, 2016

Forestport- Kenneth Leroy Furman, 61, passed away suddenly, after a brief illness, at his residence on Monday, June 13, 2016. Affectionately known as Kenny, he was born in Utica, on October 24, 1954, a son of Clifford Leroy and Iva Mae Potter Furman. He grew up in Stittville, where he attended elementary school, graduating from Holland Patent High School, with the Class of 1971. While in...
View Tribute »

Carolyn D. Setter

June 26, 1928 - June 6, 2016

New Hartford - Carolyn D. Setter, 87, widow of Fred, passed away following a brief illness, on June 6, 2016, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, while surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born on June 26, 1928 a daughter of John and Caroline Hinkelman Dodge. She grew up in Syracuse where she was educated, graduating from Central High School of Syracuse. On September 2, 1946 she was united in...
View Tribute »

Joseph Spilka, Jr.

August 13, 1937 - June 5, 2016

It is with a sad, broken heart to say that my dad, Big Joe, passed away on Sunday, June 5th peacefully in his home. He was my quiet, unassuming hero who took care of his family and my brother, Jaybird, for 51 years without a complaint or a day off. He loved his job working for Niagara Mohawk and kept the power on from Remsen to Raquette Lake for 40 years – all while smoking his signature...
View Tribute »

Lewis R. Dean

May 15, 1938 - June 5, 2016

Point Rock- Lewis R. Dean, 78, of Point Rock Road, passed away after a short illness, on Saturday, June 5, 2016, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. He was born on May 15, 1938, on the Dean Homestead farm, in the Town of Boonville, a son of Lewis G. and Josephine Zuzga Dean. Lewis grew up in Boonville, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1956. Thereafter he served...
View Tribute »

James E. Winters

April 8, 1952 - June 4, 2016

Forestport- James E. Winters, 64, of River St., husband of Susan, passed away at his residence on Saturday, June 4, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Jim was born in Utica, on April 8, 1952, a son of Howard and Rena Hall Winters. He grew up in Forestport and attended Forestport Central School, through 11th grade, graduating from Adirondack Central High School, Boonville, with the Class...
View Tribute »

James E. Northam

June 21, 1933 - May 30, 2016

Rome- James E. Northam, 82, passed away at his residence on Monday, May 30, 2016, while under the loving care of his wife, Anne and hospice. Jim was born in Utica, on June 21, 1933, a son of Leo J. and Margaret Schwenk Northam. He grew up in Constableville, where he graduated in Constableville High School, with the Class of 1951. While in high school, he excelled in athletics and was a member...
View Tribute »

David E. Hughes

December 13, 1928 - May 25, 2016

Holland Patent - David E. Hughes, a longtime resident of Steuben St, and more recently of Clinton, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. He was born in Utica, on December 13, 1928, a son of Edward and Nellie Hughes Hughes. David grew up in Utica, where he graduated from Utica Free Academy with the Class of 1946. From 1948, until his honorable discharge in 1951, Mr. Hughes served his...
View Tribute »

Franklin N. Young

December 25, 1951 - May 23, 2016

West Leyden- Franklin N. Young, 64, of State Rt. 294, passed away suddenly at this residence on Monday, May 23, 2016. Affectionately known as Frank, he was born in Constableville, on December 25, 1951, a son of Donald F. and Mabel Schleicher Young, Sr. He grew up in Boonville, where he graduated from Adirondack High School, with the Class of 1971. Frank possessed a lifelong brilliant...
View Tribute »

Frank H. Washburn

September 28, 1937 - May 22, 2016

Boonville- Frank H. Washburn, 78, formerly of LaChausse Road and Round Barn Road, near Holland Patent, 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. He was born in Utica, on September 28, 1937, a son of Herman and Anna Gudyka Washburn. ...
View Tribute »

Jayddin Robert Gardner

January 18, 2010 - May 19, 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, N.Y. 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...
View Tribute »

Elizabeth Webster

June 30, 1923 - May 16, 2016

Woodgate – Elizabeth B. (Vollmar) Webster, 92, widow of Richard, passed away on 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....
View Tribute »

Arnold J. Kirk

December 19, 1937 - May 11, 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 US Navy on April 26, 1956 and served stateside until his...
View Tribute »

Leland O. Kessler

July 1, 1932 - May 9, 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...
View Tribute »

Agnes I. Cooke

May 12, 1931 - May 5, 2016

Boonville- Agnes I. Cooke, 84, widow of Wayne, passed away on 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,...
View Tribute »

Clifford Nichols

November 19, 1928 - May 4, 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...
View Tribute »

Joan Rosemyer

May 1, 1932 - May 1, 2016

Boonville- Joan Allen Rosemyer, 84, entered into the care of the Lord, at her residence, while surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 1, 2016, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer 's disease. Joan was born in Utica, on May 1, 1932, a daughter of Joseph and Helen Stuczko Cioccia. She graduated from Utica Catholic Academy. For thirty seven years, she was employed at NY Tel,...
View Tribute »

Noreen C. Smith

September 21, 1935 - April 29, 2016

Port Leyden- Noreen C. (Leichty) Smith, 80, of Pearl St., 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...
View Tribute »

Clara B. Curtis Bartelotte

November 28, 1914 - April 28, 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...
View Tribute »

Linda L. Crout

April 7, 1955 - April 25, 2016

Linda L. Crout Turin- Linda L. (Kerber) Crout, 61, of East Main St., 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...
View Tribute »

Mary A. Beck

April 14, 1937 - April 24, 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...
View Tribute »

Faye Ferris

March 20, 1930 - April 23, 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...
View Tribute »

Ronald L. Farr

September 6, 1940 - April 21, 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...
View Tribute »

Peter L. Sweeney III

November 22, 1968 - April 9, 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...
View Tribute »

Patricia Buehler

February 2, 1944 - April 8, 2016

Otter Lake- Patricia (Bathke) Buehler, 72, of State Rt. 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...
View Tribute »

Howard E. St. John

April 21, 1937 - April 8, 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...
View Tribute »

Shirley A. Joslin

February 20, 1938 - April 7, 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...
View Tribute »

Donald J. Zeigler

August 21, 1925 - April 7, 2016

Boonville- Donald J. Zeigler, 90, of State Rt. 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...
View Tribute »

Mary Katherine Smith

December 31, 1952 - April 2, 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...
View Tribute »

Nancy H. Clark

January 13, 1950 - April 2, 2016

Lyons Falls- Nancy H. Clark, 66, of Weberville Rd, 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 Co. 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...
View Tribute »

Lawrence E. Moshier

April 28, 1948 - March 26, 2016

Boonville- Lawrence F. Moshier, 66, Schuyler St., 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. ...
View Tribute »

Lynn A. Williams

November 13, 1952 - March 18, 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...
View Tribute »

Karl W. Ruth

October 26, 1941 - March 17, 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...
View Tribute »

Connie F. Lisowski

May 22, 1959 - March 9, 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 life-long resident of the West Leyden area, she received her education at West Leyden Elementary School,...
View Tribute »

Wilfred J. Grenier

February 20, 1934 - March 8, 2016

Lyons Falls – Wilfred J. Grenier, 82, husband of Mary, longtime resident of Cherry St., 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...
View Tribute »

Gerald R. Emerson

January 20, 1956 - March 2, 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...
View Tribute »

Therese Marie Capone

January 25, 1944 - March 1, 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...
View Tribute »

Helmuth Lincoln Schmeichel

February 12, 1928 - March 1, 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,...
View Tribute »

David J. Howland

January 12, 1960 - February 22, 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,...
View Tribute »

Roger J. Crout

November 6, 1949 - February 22, 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...
View Tribute »

Evelyn J. Burmingham

August 26, 1926 - February 21, 2016

Turin- Evelyn J. Burmingham, 89, of West Main St., widow of William, passed away at her residence on Sunday, February 21, 2016, while under the care of her loving family and Lewis Co. Hospice. She was born in Lyons Falls, on August 26, 1926, a daughter of Matthew and Carolyn Fegley Dorrity, Sr. Evelyn grew up in Kelpytown, graduating from Port Leyden Central School, with the Class of 1944. ...
View Tribute »

Sheryl J. Mashaw

May 1, 1951 - February 19, 2016

Sacramento, CA- Sheryl Wittig Mashaw, 64, of North Ave. Sacramento, widow of Jerry F. passed away on February 19, 2016, in California. She was born in Rome, on May 1, 1951, a daughter of Gordon and Rose Marie Genovese Wittig. Sheryl grew up in Rome, where she received her education, graduating from Rome Free Academy. Later she moved to Sacramento, where she was employed as a bookkeeper for...
View Tribute »

Peter J. DeVoe

June 10, 1963 - February 19, 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...
View Tribute »

Myrtle E. Holmes

February 26, 1926 - February 19, 2016

Westernville- Myrtle E. Holmes, 89, widow of Elmer, longtime resident of Tannery Road, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on 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 school house on...
View Tribute »

Jean F. Capron

February 16, 1924 - February 14, 2016

Boonville- Jean (Flint) Capron, 91, widow of Harry E, a longtime resident of Main St., passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Sunset Nursing & 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),...
View Tribute »

Carolyn Jean Grady

August 13, 1943 - February 9, 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...
View Tribute »

Marilee Smykla

January 30, 1960 - February 7, 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...
View Tribute »

Anthony Kwasniewski

August 11, 1921 - February 5, 2016

Boonville- Anthony Kwasniewski, 94, affectionately known as Tony, of LaChausse Road, husband of Netina, (Nina), and a former longtime resident of Rt. 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...
View Tribute »

Christina M. Henry

March 27, 1930 - February 4, 2016

Boonville – Christina M. Henry, 85, a lifelong resident of Boonville, passed away on February 4, 2016, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born 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...
View Tribute »

Anna M. Outtrim

October 16, 1938 - January 31, 2016

Rome- Anna M. Outtrim, 77, of West Dominick St. 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,...
View Tribute »

Orrin W. Hill

September 26, 1934 - January 28, 2016

Turin – Orrin W. Hill, 81, longtime resident of Lyman St., 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...
View Tribute »

Phyllis L. Hutchins

April 8, 1930 - January 23, 2016

Boonville- Phyllis L. Hutchins, 85, of Main St. 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 St., 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...
View Tribute »

William Y. Peacock

May 13, 1922 - January 21, 2016

Old Forge- William Y. Peacock, a long time resident of William St., passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016, after a short illness. He was a remarkable man with a good sense of humor. "Willie" was fortunate to be able to be independent and live in his own home until a few weeks before his death. At 93, he was still cooking, cleaning and mowing the lawn (and his neighbor's lawn, too!) for...
View Tribute »

Jody L. Rogers

March 21, 1971 - January 20, 2016

Boonville- Jody L. Rogers, 44, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lowville, on March 21, 1971, a son of Johney E. and Deborah L. Kohl Rogers, Sr. Jody grew up in Port Leyden, where he attended Port Leyden Elementary School, completing his education at South Lewis Senior High School and at Howard G. Sackett BOCES Center, Glenfield,...
View Tribute »

Susan A. Johnstone

January 18, 2016 - January 18, 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 St. 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...
View Tribute »

Frank E. Larrivey

June 11, 1933 - January 7, 2016

Rome- Frank E. Larrivey, 82, entered into eternal rest, Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. Frank was born in Utica, 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,...
View Tribute »

Shirley A. Remillard

December 29, 2015 - December 29, 2015

Fairport- Shirley A. (Smith) Remillard, 66, of Fairport, NY, a former resident of Baldwinsville, native of Constableville, and widow of Bruce L., passed away on 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...
View Tribute »

Marilyn R. Hoffman

January 2, 1935 - December 28, 2015

Remsen- Marilyn R. (Jones) Hoffman, 80, of Old State Rt. 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...
View Tribute »

Steven Allen Drake

August 21, 1952 - December 27, 2015

Gus lost his ferocious 9 month battle with COPD Sunday 12/27/2015 at home, in Forestport NY, surrounded by his loving family. He was born 8/21/1952 in Suffern NY to Allen R and Audrey (Snyder) Drake. After high school graduation, he enlisted in the US 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...
View Tribute »

William E. Ingersoll

July 27, 1948 - December 21, 2015

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...
View Tribute »

John L. Lorentz, Jr.

February 21, 1963 - December 19, 2015

Boonville- John L. Lorentz, Jr. 52, of Ford St., 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 US Marine Corps; Little John grew up in various places in the U.S., before living in Yuma...
View Tribute »

Ryan J. McConnell

April 19, 1982 - December 16, 2015

Massena- Ryan J. McConnell, 33, of County Rt. 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...
View Tribute »

Helen J. Siegel

March 12, 1937 - December 12, 2015

North Western- H Jean Siegel, 78, of State Rt. 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...
View Tribute »

Kenneth P. Long

April 28, 1926 - December 10, 2015

Rome- Kenneth P. Long, 89, husband of the late Beatrice, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the Masonic Care Community, Utica. He was born in Utica, on April 28, 1926, a son of Kenneth B. and Rose M. Caliguire Long. Ken grew up in Utica, and graduated from Thomas R. Proctor High School, with the Class of 1944. While in high school he enjoyed playing football. In 1944, Mr. Long...
View Tribute »

Robert E. Mercer

September 6, 1943 - December 8, 2015

Boonville- Robert E. Mercer, 72, of Boonville and Largo, FL., passed away, 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...
View Tribute »

Jane Blakeslee

December 2, 1919 - December 4, 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 St. in Boonville, and graduated from Boonville High School with the Class of 1937. Thereafter she...
View Tribute »

Bertha Z. Brownell

October 3, 1926 - December 2, 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,...
View Tribute »

Betty C. Esch

August 20, 1922 - November 25, 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...
View Tribute »

Wade S. Pfendler

December 6, 1963 - November 12, 2015

Remsen- Wade S. Pfendler, 51, formerly of Kirkland Road, Forestport, passed away at his residence on the Evans Road, on Thursday, November 12, 2015. He was born in Utica, on December 6, 1963, a son of Arthur "Scott" and Helen Ingersoll Pfendler. He grew up in Forestport, where he attended elementary school, later graduating from Adirondack High School, Boonville with the Class of 1982, and was...
View Tribute »

Margaret L. Traxel

July 6, 1921 - November 4, 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 the 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...
View Tribute »

Thomas W. Barry

December 28, 1938 - November 1, 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 eleven, 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...
View Tribute »

Nancy Ann Myers

June 11, 1932 - October 27, 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...
View Tribute »

Jayna M. Kent

June 4, 1967 - October 24, 2015

Rome- Jayna M. Kent, 48, wife of John G. passed away on 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...
View Tribute »

Paul E. Bussey

December 10, 1932 - October 18, 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. Airforce, serving his country stateside during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged at Griffiss Airforce Base in Rome. After that Paul was employed at...
View Tribute »

Herbert L. Black

February 12, 1929 - October 11, 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...
View Tribute »

Margaret P. Hoffert

December 14, 1921 - October 7, 2015

Boonville- Margaret P. Hoffert, 93, affectionately known as "Peg" passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Sunset Nursing & 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...
View Tribute »

Pauline B. Miller

July 10, 1922 - October 3, 2015

Ava- Pauline B. Miller, 93, formerly of State Rt. 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,...
View Tribute »

Eileen D. Dellerba

May 19, 1922 - October 3, 2015

Boonville- Eileen Dorothy (Krambuhl) Dellerba, 93, a longtime resident of Summit St., 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...
View Tribute »

William E. Rowlands

July 7, 1946 - September 25, 2015

William E. Rowlands 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 26, 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...
View Tribute »

Clinton C. Capron

February 7, 1924 - September 16, 2015

Boonville- Clinton Clark Capron, 91, lifelong resident of Boonville, husband of Betty, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on September 16, 2015 at Sunset Nursing & 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...
View Tribute »

Charles F. Traxel

April 28, 1922 - September 6, 2015

Boonville- Charles F. Traxel, 93, Ford St., 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...
View Tribute »

Robert W. Magee

February 15, 1947 - September 4, 2015

Bobby Magee 68 years of age gave up the Holy Spirit in his camp amid the woods of Forestport, New York on September 4, 2015. He was comforted by his wife of over forty years Robin, daughters Rianna, and Shawnna. Bobby was born and raised in Utica, N.Y. graduating from U.F.A. in 1965. He was baptized Episcopalian of faith. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps 1966 and was assigned Intelligence MOS...
View Tribute »

Maurice David Champion

July 27, 1957 - September 4, 2015

Boonville- Maurice D. Champion, 57, affectionately known to all as David, passed away unexpectedly on 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...
View Tribute »

Josephine E. Kohl

April 3, 1928 - September 3, 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...
View Tribute »

William T. Ritter, Sr.

June 7, 1942 - August 27, 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,...
View Tribute »

Priscilla E. Linck

January 5, 1942 - August 22, 2015

Constableville- Priscilla E. (Ossont) Linck, 73, of James St. 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 St. Lyons Falls, and graduated...
View Tribute »

Leah M. Beyel

June 22, 1919 - August 21, 2015

West Leyden- Leah M. (Houser) Beyel, 96, formerly of State Rt. 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...
View Tribute »

Richard O. Baslow

July 17, 1939 - August 19, 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...
View Tribute »

Thelma W. Cox

April 8, 1923 - August 15, 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, in a union that endured for 58 years, until his passing away on July 22, 2002....
View Tribute »

Bruce K. Denslow, Sr.

June 7, 1928 - August 14, 2015

Boonville and Melbourne Beach, Fla- Bruce K. Denslow Sr., 87, a former long time resident of East Road and more recently of Post St. 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...
View Tribute »

Robert Joseph Mayfield, Sr.

March 5, 1943 - August 5, 2015

ROBERT JOSEPH MAYFIELD, SR. age 72, passed away on August 5, 2015 at Fairfax Nursing Center in Fairfax, VA. He was born on March 5, 1943 in Springhill, Louisiana to the late Charles Mulkey and Viola (Butts) Mayfield. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran from 1962-1971; after serving our country he continued his service working for 31 years as a Budget Analyst with the Department of the Army....
View Tribute »

Aaron J. Hoffert

February 24, 1938 - August 4, 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...
View Tribute »

Robert G. Dano

May 6, 1944 - August 3, 2015

Boonville- Robert G. Dano, 71, a life long resident of Arab Hill Road, husband of Jeannie, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 3, 2015. Bob was born in Boonville, on May 6, 1944, a son of Earl S. and Magdalena Kolodziej Dano. He received his education at Boonville Central School and on May 6. 1967, he was united in marriage with Jeannie F. Butts, in St. John's Church, Lyons Falls. ...
View Tribute »

Dorothy Jane VanEtten

April 1, 1926 - August 2, 2015

Lee Center- Dorothy Jane (Pratt) VanEtten, 89, affectionatley known as Jane, a long time resident of Sulphur Springs Road, wife of Howard, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitaiton 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...
View Tribute »

Estella M. Kowalik

June 30, 1927 - July 28, 2015

Otter Lake, NY- Estella M. Kowalik, a longtime resident of Rt. 28, widow of Joseph B. Kowalik and proprietor of Kowalik's Hotel & Restaurant, Rt. 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...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More ยป

Trainor Funeral Home Inc
143 Schuyler Street
Boonville, NY 13309 map it

View Phone Number
Email Us
View Website