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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

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

Beverly J. Smith

January 10, 1941 to April 4, 2017

Lyons Falls- Beverly (Jackson) Smith, 76, of Cherry St., widow of Frank, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Turin, on January 10, 1941, a daughter of William A. and Helen Brown Jackson. Beverly grew up in Turin and graduated from General Martin High School, Glenfield, with the Class of 1959. Thereafter she was employed at Griffiss Airforce Base, Rome.

On June 27, 1959, Beverly was united in marriage with Frank C. Smith, at the Turin United Methodist Church. Afterwards the couple resided in Turin for many years before moving to Lyons Falls. Mr. Smith, a U.S. Army Veteran and retiree from Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper Co. passed away on June 11, 2003.

For many years until retiring in 2015, Mrs. Smith was employed as a school bus driver for South Lewis Central School District, in Turin. For several years she was also employed in the meat department at Lyons Falls Great American and at Foodland, in Boonville.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Turin United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She greatly enjoyed playing Bingo at the Turning Stone Casino. In earlier years Beverly greatly enjoyed bowling, participating in several bowling leagues in Boonville and Lowville.

She is survived by one son, William E. Smith, Lyons Falls; three daughters, Debra (Maynard B.) Hirschey, Glenfield, Denise Rhone, Madison, Alabama and Dianne Smith, Lyons Falls; three grandchildren, Katie Lynn Butts, Kellie Ann Smith and Frank Hirschey and one brother, William D. (Patricia) Jackson, Lowville.

Her Funeral will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Patricia Hubman, of the Turin United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Turin Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Mid New York, 587 Main St. Suite 109, New York Mills, NY 13471, or to a charity of your choice.

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

Elmer Moser

Elmer Moser obit

January 4, 1929 ~ April 6, 2017

CASTORLAND- Elmer Moser, 88, of State Route 410, Castorland, NY, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, April 6, 2017, at his home under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

Calling hours will be from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Naumburg Mennonite Church. A committal service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Naumburg Mennonite Church with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church, with Titus Mast and Myron Roggie, Pastors, officiating. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made to Naumburg Mennonite Church, In Memory of Elmer Moser, P.O. Box 124, Castorland, NY 13620, River Valley Mennonite School, P.O. Box 141, Castorland, NY 13620, or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 65 years, Kathleen; his children, Charlene and Daniel Miller of Watson; Darwin and Karen Moser of Castorland; Mervin and Eva Moser of Castorland; Marcia and Calvin Roes of West Lowville; Lucinda and Roger Zehr of Castorland; his sisters, Florence and Wilbur Jantzi of Croghan; Sharon and Delvin Mast of Grantsville, MD; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Moser of Copenhagen; Joyce Moser of Lowville; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Irene and Leo Zehr; twin sisters Loretta Moser, who died in infancy, and Lorenna and Nelson Moser; twin brothers, Elton and Ellis Moser.

Elmer was born on January 4, 1929 in Copenhagen, NY, a son of the late Andrew R. and Emma Widrick Moser. He attended country school on the Number Three Road and Copenhagen Central School. Elmer worked on the family farm until his marriage. On October 1, 1952, he married Kathleen M. Lehman at Lowville Mennonite Church with Rev. Andrew Gingerich officiating. Elmer started a trucking business, hauling canned milk and bagged feed for GLF. He later contracted with Agway to haul feed and did contract spraying for many years. His passion was crop spraying, becoming the first commercial crop sprayer in Lewis County.

Elmer was ordained in 1963 as a minister in the Conservative Mennonite Church, and then served in the newly formed Naumburg Congregation, serving for 50 years, and then becoming overseer until his passing.

He served on many committees during his life. He was one of the founders of Beaver Camp, River Valley Mennonite School, and Brookside Senior Living Community. Elmer was active with Son Light Missions, La Colline, Haiti. He also served in many capacities in the Conservative Mennonite Conference.

Elmer loved spending time with his wife, family and friends, traveling and camping, and crop spraying. He enjoyed life and people.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Wm. Donald Robinson


Port Leyden: Wm. Donald Robinson, 90 of Kelpytown Rd died Saturday March 25 in Manassas, Va, where he had resided for the past two years.

He was born April 2, 1926 in Scotia, NY the son of William C and Adelaide VanDenburgh. A WWII, veteran, He served with the United states Army from Oct. 11, 1944 until July 24, 1946.

He married Rosemary Fraser Aug. 20, 1950 in St. Martin’s Rectory, Port Leyden. She died April 24, 2002. He was employed as a bus driver for south Lewis Central school, Turin and had previously been employed at Beaverite. He owned and operated his own print shop in Port Leyden.

He was as active member of the JS Koster Hose Company for over 50 years. He enjoyed snowmobiling, and was a Civil War and WWII enthusiast and participated in reenactments.

He moved to Manassas in 2014.

He is survived by one son Bill of Masassas Park, Va., two granddaughters Ashleigh Mongue and her husband Gary of Warrenton, Va and Alyssa Robinson of Manasssas park, Va.; two great-grandchildren Aiden and Arya Mongue of Warrenton, Va.

Also surviving is one sister Jean Parry of Schenectady (formerly of Brantingham).

A Graveside service will be held May 6 at 1:00 PM in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden with Deacon Jim Chaufty, officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Port Leyden Fire Hall.

In lieu of flowers, Please donate to the Port Leyden, Fire Dept in Don’s memory.

The Callaghan Funeral Home LLC of Port Leyden is entrusted with arrangements.

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