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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

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

Harold Gordon Yager

February 9, 1946 to April 9, 2017

Boonville – Harold Gordon Yager, 71, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Harold was born in Rome, on February 9, 1946 a son of John H. and Iola Fassett Yager. He was raised in Hawkinsville and attended Boonville Central School. Following his education, Harold was employed for the Cleo Hughes and Spires Farms, before his employment with Sargeant’s Chair Factory, Boonville.

On June 20, 1981, Harold was united in marriage with Marie Ann Kline in Boonville. He was a member of the Hawkinsville Methodist Church.

He is survived by his children: Tania (Andrew) St. Thomas, Amber Yager, Gordon Yager, and Joseph Yager, two granddaughters: Zoey and Ally St. Thomas, siblings: Sarah Johnson, Emma (Alton) Buffett, Jackie (Douglas) Satterlee, and Edward Yager. He was predeceased by a son Eric Shane Yager on January 7, 1991, his sisters Luella Vollmar and Ida “Tootsie” Yager, and brothers Stanley and John Yager.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Interment will be held in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, from 4:00 pm until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boonville Rod & Gun Club for the Stanley Yager Memorial Fishing Derby, the Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance fund, P.O. Box #164, Boonville, New York 13309, or to the American Heart Association, 120 Lomond Court, Utica, New York 13502.

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

Michael L. Simpson

Mike Simpson obit

March 29, 1977 to April 10, 2017

PORT LEYDEN – Michael Louis Simpson, 40, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Linda M. Logan, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonville, officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the memorial service at the Lowville American Legion Post #162, 5383 Dayan St., Lowville. Any food donations may be taken directly to the American Legion after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. Contributions may be made for his funeral expenses and the care of his family at his obituary page at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com or to Bethany Simpson, 3622 McDonald Road, Port Leyden, NY 13433.

He is survived by his wife, Bethany; his daughter, McKenna; his step-children, Kayden and Skyler Carpenter; his mother and step-father, Frances and Robert Davies of Lowville; two brothers; Jack K. Simpson of Lowville; William Davies of Lowville; his mother and father-in-law, Sandy and Ken Allen of Port Leyden; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewis Poore and Terry Bourgeois of Port Leyden; his sisters-in-law, Jennifer (Brad) Carpenter of Constableville; Rebecca (John) Cavanaugh of Constableville; a brother-in-law, Cory Poore of Port Leyden;a special aunt and uncle, Lori and Bruce Lyndaker; a special niece, Tayden Simpson; a special cousin, Peg Nuspliger of Lyons Falls; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins and many friends who enjoyed his sense of humor. He is predeceased by his father, Thomas J. Simpson; a brother, Thomas J. Simpson; his maternal grandparents, Rose and Leo Ouellette; his paternal grandparents, Wesley and Estelle Simpson.

Michael was born on March 29, 1977 in Lowville, NY, a son of Thomas J. and Frances Ouellette Simpson. He attended Lowville Academy. He worked for Lodging Kit Company in Boonville for ten years, and more recently worked for Shue Brothers Excavating and Logging, where he really enjoyed doing trash removal. On September 27, 2008, he married Bethany M. Poore at St. Patrick’s Church, Highmarket, with Rev. Paul Joslyn officiating.

Michael enjoyed working in the woods, cutting trees and four-wheeling. He loved kayaking, hiking and camping. Most of all, he loved playing with his children, McKenna, Kayden and Skyler.

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

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