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Maurice Garnet Birchenough

Birchenough obituary

November 14, 1927 to April 18, 2017

LOWVILLE - Maurice Garnet Birchenough, 89, died early Tuesday morning with family present. He was under the care of Hospice and the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.

Mr. Birchenough was born on November 14, 1927 in the town of Pinckney, son of the late Arthur F. and Anna C. (Maher) Birchenough. Garnet graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1945 and served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947 in the Occupation Forces of the Philippines. After his military service he worked on area farms. He worked for Payne Jones starting in 1957 and retired from Fibermark in 1989 after 32 and half years.

Maurice married Theresa F. Bush on September 30, 1950 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Bremen, with Rev. Sixtus O’Connor, officiating. The couple made their home on the Bardo road. Theresa died on January 1, 2011.

He is survived by his twelve children, Stephen and Marjorie, Turin; James and Pamela, Mexico, NY; Neil and Emma, Lowville; Mark and Linda, Castorland; Ann and Douglas Wolff, Croghan; Amy and Donald Kraeger, Lowville; Wayne and Kathy, New Bremen; Howard and Paula, Oregon, OH; Philip and Juli, Lowville; Donald and Tammi, Lowville, Colonel Helen Birchenough, Arlington, VA; and Roy and Diane, Lowville; 26 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins; a sister, Theresa Brown, Sand Pond; and several sisters and brothers-in-law.

He is predeceased by his grandson, Jacob J. Birchenough; a daughter-in-law, Karen Johnson Birchenough; his brothers, Thomas, Oswald, John, Llewellyn, Robert, Harold, Francis, Andre Birchenough; his sisters, Mary Barker, Marcella Bouboulis, Dorothy Goutermount, and infant sister Rita Birchenough.

Garnet was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, a member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 V.F.W., and a member of Beaver Lake Hunting Club in Edwards. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.

Calling hours will be Thursday, April 20th from 4-7 pm at the Sundquist Funeral Home. A Mass will be said on Friday, April 21st at 10 am at St. Peter's Catholic Church, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. A military burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery immediately following mass.

Memorials may be made in Maurice’s name to the VFW Post #6912, Friends of Lewis County Hospice Inc, St. Peter’s Catholic Church or a charity of one’s own choice.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.sundquistfh.com

Patrick Francis Wallace

Wallace obit

August 18, 1949 - April 16, 2017

LOWVILLE - Patrick Francis Wallace was born to the late Francis and Doris Wallace August 18, 1949 in Watertown, NY and passed peacefully into rest April 16, 2017. Patrick attended Lowville Academy and graduated with the Class of 1968, then the Canton College Class of 1970.

While at Canton he met the love of his life, Miss Abigail Westfall. They married on August 14, 1971 and together they raised 5 children. Patrick went on to serve in the US Air Force as a Staff Sergeant and Civil Engineer from 1971-1975. He worked for the NYSDOT in Watertown as a Civil Engineer from 1971-2009 and retired as Asst. Resident Engineer Lewis Co. in 2009. He served as a Lewis County Legislator for three Terms from 2007-2013.

Patrick is survived by his loving wife, Abby Wallace, their children, Colleen (Eric) Rosenthal, Jamie (Carolyn) Wallace, Megan (Chris) Kempney, Brian (Katie) Wallace and Michael Wallace; 10 grandchildren, Audrey, Patrick, Emily and Lillianna Rosenthal, Riley Wallace, Colin, Cody and Carson Kempney and Brennan and Connor Wallace; his siblings Stephen Wallace, Elizabeth (Gene) Heidenreich , Leslie (Wayne) Terrillion, Teresa (Joseph) Fayle and Joanne(Larry) Pisarski; 15 Nieces and Nephews, 10 Great Nieces and Nephews; his loving caregiver Gail Stone and an amazing extended family.
Patrick was a member of the Upper Balsam Flats Hunting Club, the Elks Club and St. Peter’s Parish. He loved golfing, hunting, Irish Sing-Alongs, being at the lake and spending time with family and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 19th from 4 to 7:00 PM at Sundquist Funeral Home in Lowville. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. Military burial immediately following at Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in memory of Patrick Wallace to St. Peter's Memorial Fund, 5457 Shady Avenue, Lowville, NY 13367 or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.sundquistfh.com

William D. Marolf

Marolf obit

March 14, 1932 to April 11, 2017

BEAVER FALLS – William D. Marolf, 85, of Beaver Falls, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, April 11, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery. Calling hours are from 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the funeral home. Contributions in his memory may be made to Lewis County General Hospital Fund for Hope, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367; Beaver Falls Fire Department, P.O. Box 456 Beaver Falls, NY 13305; Croghan Fire Department, P.O. Box 405 Croghan, NY 13327.

He is survived by a son, James and Diana Marolf of Beaver Falls; a daughter, Jane and Stephen Monnat of Croghan; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jason Zehr; James Marolf, Jr.; Kelly and Andrew Juby; Michele and Andrew Nikitich; Patrick Monnat; eleven great-grandchildren, Morgan and Corey Stevens; Elijah Smith; Chloe, Paige and Macie Zehr; Alé Marolf; Maddison and Cassie Juby; Reece and Mia Nikitich; five sisters-in-law, Vada Marolf of Lowville; Ruth Sweeney of Lowville; Viola Marolf of Turin; Jackie Marolf of Colorado; Bessie Trembley of Carthage; many nieces and nephews. Bill is also survived by the family of the late Clara Marolf. He was predeceased by his first wife, Elberta, and his second wife, Clara; a son, William Marolf, Jr.; four sisters, Joyce Blair, Beulah Duffer, Francis Knight, and Eleanor Marolf; four brothers, Harry Marolf, Herbert Marolf, Gordon Marolf, and Glenfred Marolf.

William was born on March 14, 1932 at home, Toy Town, Town of Croghan, a son of the late Fred and Belva Hutchins Marolf. He attended Beaver Falls High School. Bill worked at J.P. Lewis paper mill before serving with the U.S. Army from 1950 until his honorable discharge as Sargent in 1953. On July 3, 1954, he married Elberta Trembley in Carthage. Elberta died on February 6, 2012. After his service, Bill worked for AMF, and Patten Plumbing and Heating in Croghan. He worked for Beaver River Central School for 27 years, retiring as Head Custodian in 1989. On August 13, 2016, he married Clara Marolf at Croghan Island, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Clara died January 25, 2017.

Mr. Marolf was a member of Beaver River Memorial Post 1663, Croghan American Legion, a member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, Lowville VFW, and an honorary member of the Beaver Falls Fire Department. Bill was a former member of the Mullin’s Pond Hunting Club. His hobbies and interests included chainsaw carving, square dancing with the North Country Swingers, snow sledding, traveling with his camper and taking his grandchildren with him, driving with no destination and watching softball games. He was an avid outdoorsman.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Gary L. Brach

October 7, 1958 to April 13, 2017

Boonville- Gary L. Brach, 58, of Old West Leyden Road, passed away suddenly at his residence on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Gary was born in Lowville, on October 7, 1958, a son of the late Frederick J. and C. Ardell Longway Brach. A lifelong resident of Old West Leyden Road, Gary graduated from Adirondack Central High School, with the Class of 1976; while in high school he also attended BOCES, where he earned a certificate in welding. Thereafter for a year he was employed as a welder for Prowlers Trailer Manufacturing Co. of Rome. After that Gary entered into the operation of the Brach family dairy farm with his father, Frederick. Later Gary became the manager of the farm, a position which he held for many years until retiring due to disability.

He greatly enjoyed playing Pitch, Chess, watching Sunday Football games, listening to his favorite program “Flash back” on The Moose Radio Station and splitting fire wood with his chain saw. He always looked forward to attending the NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days.

Gary is survived by two daughters, Miss Erin Laura Brach, and Miss Megan Leann Brach, both of Boonville; six grandchildren, Jordan Brach, Aiden Bowen, Mackenzie Kirch, Gage Brach, Jace Eaton Brach, Lyla Eaton Brach; two sisters, Barbara and Kelly Brach, both of Boonville; two brothers, Jim ( Mary)Brach, and Allan Brach, both of Boonville.

A memorial service will be Thursday, at 7:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Rev. Thomas A. Ward, pastor of Christ Our Hope Parish, Boonville, will officiate. Calling hours are Thursday 1-3 P.M. and 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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

Mary Lou Kozdra

Kozdra obit

March 2, 1935 to April 11, 2017

Turin- Mary Lou Kozdra, 82, of Lyman Road passed away on April 11, 2017.

She was born in Turin, N.Y. on March 2, 1935, a daughter of Lester Rudd Sr. and Ethel Burdick Rudd. She graduated from General Martin High School in Glenfield and married John Kozdra. John died June 15, 2005. The couple settled in Turin on Lyman Road. For seventeen years Mary Lou was employed at the Utica Psychiatric Center as a mental health aide. She was a member of the D.A.R., the Local Citizens Band Radio Club and the Northern New York Rock & Gem Club.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law; Sandra and Edward Murphy, Boonville, Sharon and Jerry Gandre, Austin, TX and Deborah and Andrew Colton, Ridgefield, CT; two grandchildren, Jenna and Devon Colton and her canine companion, Jessie. She was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Rudd.

A funeral service will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be from 10a.m.-12p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Turin Cemetery. Mary Lou was a dog lover and adopted several German Sheppard dogs. Contributions may be made to Seeing Eye Dogs, NYS Guiding eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road,  Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

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

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