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Kathryn Lyndaker

April 4, 1930 - April 28, 2017

LOWVILLE – Kathryn Bellinger Lyndaker, 87, of Brookside Circle, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, with her family at her side, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.

Kathryn was born on April 4, 1930, in the town of Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Glenn J. and Pearle Bannon Bellinger. She attended country school and graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1948. On October 21, 1950, she married Edward A. Lyndaker at her parent’s home with the Rev. Roger Williams of Lowville United Methodist Church, officiating. The couple was married 67 years.

Mrs. Lyndaker was employed by Clyde Graham of Graham’s Variety Store and later for his son Harold for many years. She was a member of the Lowville United Methodist Church for over 65 years, the Lowville Methodist Women, Treasurer of the Booster Club and Sunday School teacher and also various committees at church.

She was also a member of the Harrisburg Grange #551 for many years where she held several offices until they disbanded, also a member of Lewis Co. Pomona Grange. She belonged to the West Lowville Homemakers Club, was a 4-H leader and secretary of the Thursday Night bowling league.

She enjoyed her family and their Sunday dinners together, traveling, cooking and spending summers at their camp at Brantingham.

Surviving are her husband Edward, a son and his wife Bruce D. and Gloria of Lowville and a daughter Gail A. Klosner and her companion Steve Olmstead of Glenfield; two grandchildren Sarah and her husband Nolan Lowe and Matthew and wife Sarah Klosner and one step-granddaughter Jennifer Bidwell; four great grandchildren, Molly, Julia and Olivia Lowe and Daniel Jeffrey Klosner and two step great-granddaughters, Dakota and Cheyenne Rogers; a brother and his wife Richard and Arletha Bellinger of Lowville; a niece and five nephew.

She was predeceased by son-in-law Daniel Klosner; two sisters and two brothers-in-law Dorothea and Harold Vary and Maxine and Byron Allen; a step granddaughter Terri Brockert and a nephew Maurice and wife Margaret Vary and a nephew Jerry Allen.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 2nd from 11:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lowville United Methodist Church with funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David B. Herrmann, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in the West Lowville Rural Cemetery.
Per Kathryn’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorials in Kathryn’s name may be made to: Lowville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 7618 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367; to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or to charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be shared at www.sundquistfh.com

Rev. Alfred E. Nortz

Syracuse - Rev. Alfred E. Nortz, 88 a former pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, passed away in Syracuse, on April 25, 2017, after a long illness.

A wake will be on Friday, April 28, from 4-7 P.M. with a Vigil Mass at 7:00 P.M. at St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic Church, on Vine St. in Syracuse.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Nortz, will be Saturday, April 29, at 10:00 A.M. also at St. Vincent de Paul's Church, Syracuse.  Interment will follow in the priest's section of St. Mary's Cemetery, in DeWitt.

Franklin B. Persons, Sr.

February 7, 1933 to April 23, 2017

Boonville- Franklin B. Persons, 84, a resident of Millers Woods Road, since 1978, widower of Dorothy M., passed away at his residence, after a brief illness, on Sunday, April 23, 2017, while surrounded by the loving care of his family and Hospice.

He was born on February 7, 1933, in Ticonderoga, a son of Byron and Doris Cleveland Persons. Frank grew up in the vicinity of Adirondack, and Pottersville, NY, (both Warren County), where he completed his education at Pottersville High School. After completing his education, Frank began his long career as a heavy equipment operator in highway and other large construction projects. From 1966, until his retirement in 1988, Mr. Persons was employed for the Engineers Joint Union Local 545, Syracuse, NY. He was employed on many construction sites throughout New York State, retiring from the 9 Mile Point Nuclear Power Plant construction project in Oswego.

On December 7, 1952, Frank was united in marriage with Dorothy M. Harvey. This was a loving union which endured for over 64 years and on October 27, 1975, the couple renewed their vows at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Dorothy passed away on January 25, 2017.

Mr. Persons was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. He was also a member of Engineers Joint Union Local 545 Union, Syracuse, NY.

Frank greatly enjoyed repairing small engines and motors. For many years following his retirement, he operated a small engine repair business at his residence. For many years he and Dorothy greatly enjoyed snowmobiling; each winter they rode many miles throughout upstate New York. Frank also served as “Team Mechanic” for a snowmobile racing team from the Boonville area.

He is survived by his six children, Wayne (Jackie Ball) Rome, Sandra (George) Tourgee, Lakeville, MA, Donna (James) Mitchell, Irvington, KY, Franklin (Daryl) and DeeDee (Keith) Gardner, both Boonville, and Renee (Robert) Lamach, Verona; thirteen grandchildren, Bobbie Jo Williamson, George Tourgee, Jr, David Tourgee, Michael Garyantes, II, Raymond Garyantes, Frank Persons, III, Tabatha Wilcox, Amber Persons, Matthew Gardner, MacKenzie Gardner, Michael Gardner, Gabriel Lamach and Gavin Lamach; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one sister and brother in law, Martha (Jerry) Galusha, Olmstedville, NY, and two nieces.

A prayer service will be Wednesday at 1:15 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 2:00 P.M. at Christ Our Hope Catholic Community, at St, Joseph’s Church, Boonville, where Rev. Thomas A. Ward, pastor, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. A committal service for Franklin and his wife Dorothy, who passed away on January 25, 2017, will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13433.

For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Mary O'Brien

July 26, 1939 to April 24, 2017

Constableville-Mary Anne O’Brien, 77, of Michigan Mills Road passed away on April 24, 2017 surrounded by her family.

She was born in Martinsburg, N.Y. on July 26, 1939, a daughter of Victor and Amelia Bedora Stoffle. She grew up in Glenfield and graduated from General Martin High school in 1957. Mary Anne was employed at Beaverite after graduating high school. She was united in marriage with Thomas G. O’Brien on July 23, 1966 at St. Mary’s Church, Glenfield. The couple then settled in Highmarket at their present home. Mary Anne enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, baking, her pets and spending time with grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Tom; two daughters, Mary O’Brien, Highmarket and Susie and Michael Arrigo, Port Leyden; grandchildren, Justin and Michelle O’Brien, Ashley and Andrew Schuler, Matthew Barrows, T.J. and Hannah Barrows and Nicholas, Joseph and Samuel Arrigo and great grand children, Victoria and Evelyn Schuler and Wyatt O’Brien. She was predeceased by a daughter Victoria Barrows in 2012, sisters, Ruth Lamont and Dorothy Ehlers and a brother, George Stoffle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville with Rev. Lawrence Marullo officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Constableville.

For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhome.com

Haver James Gydesen

Lowville- Haver James Gydesen, 91, of State Rt. 12, widower of Connie E., passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 20, 2017, while surrounded by the loving care of his companion, Shela Luther and friends, Janet White and Linda Crofoot.

He was born on April 17, 1926, on the Gydesen Homestead farm on the Shibley Road, Town of Lyonsdale. Later his family moved to the Constableville area, where he attended a rural school, before attending Constableville High School. Haver left high school to serve his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps, stateside, during WW II. Later he received his GED and after serving his country, Haver attended Airplane Mechanics School, at Roosevelt Field, on Long Island.

On May 31, 1952, Haver was united in marriage with Constance E. “Connie” Zimmer, at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. After their marriage the couple lived in the village of Constableville, moving to their present home near Lowville, in 1963. Connie passed away on February 9, 2004.

Mr. Gydesen was first employed at J.R. Hoffman Tractor Dealership of Lyons Falls. Later for 26 years, he was employed as a Mechanic’s Inspector, at U.S. Army Base, Ft. Drum.

Until his illness, Mr. Gydesen was an active member of St. Mary’s Church, Glenfield, where he served as an usher for many years. He greatly enjoyed woodworking, oil painting and making wooden buckets. He will be fondly remembered for his own authentic Adirondack Cabin which he constructed. He also enjoyed playing pitch, he was a member of the Glenfield Fish & Game Club and for many years Haver was a Hunter Safety Course instructor.

Haver is survived by one son and daughter in law, Mark and Melissa Gydesen, Victor, NY; one daughter and son in law, Jacquie and Bill Obernesser, Jr., Frankfort, NY; five grandchildren, Miranda (Nate) Murphy, Travis (Sandy) Richards, Maegan Richards, Melanie and Michael Gydesen; two great grandchildren, Hunter and Kieran Murphy. Also surviving is his fiancé and loving companion, Shela Luther and her six children and their families. Additionally, Haver is survived by four sisters, Sylvia Zeigler, Boonville, Erma Planck, Sackets Harbor, NY, Lucille (Booty) Munn, Utica and Eva Mae (Ed) Swiernik, Turin and by many nieces and nephews and God children. He was predeceased by a two brothers, Donald Gydesen, Nelson Gydesen; and by one sister, Kathleen Bauer.

Haver’s family wishes to extend a sincere note of thanks and appreciation to Dr. Lynn Pisaniello and staff at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, the Luther families, Janet White and U.S. Care Girls and Jeff Gydesen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Church, Glenfield, where Rev. Christopher Carrara, will officiate. Interment will follow in Old Glendale Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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