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Gerald (Jerry) Raymond Ernst

 

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In Memory of Gerald "Jerry" R. Ernst -- Mills Funeral Home, Boonville, NY June 11, 1940 to July 16, 2017

Boonville – Gerald (Jerry) Raymond Ernst, 77, of Schuyler Street died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday evening, July 16, 2017.

He was born in Utica, NY on June 11, 1940, a son of Ralph and Violet Ryan Ernst. He grew up in Utica and the family moved to Schenectady when he was a teenager. The family then moved back to Utica. Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1961. He was united in marriage with Diane Dudek on October 12, 1963 at St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro. After the couple was married they lived in Utica and Whitesboro and moved to Boonville in 1970. Jerry served in the Village of Boonville Police Department as a patrolman from 1970-78. In 1976 the family purchased a home on Main Street in Boonville, then moved to Bailey Road in 1996 and moved to their present home on Schuyler Street in 2003.

Jerry served as a correctional officer for NYS Department of Corrections from 1981 until he retired in 1999. He helped open many correctional facilities in the area including Dry Hill, Watertown, Oneida Correctional, Rome, Mid State, Marcy and Mohawk, Rome. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Jerry enjoyed collecting sports cards, antiques and watching tennis and boxing. His greatest enjoyment was his children, grand children and great grandchildren. 

Surviving are his wife, Diane, his children, Kevin and Amy Ernst, Boonville, Tracy and Kristopher Sprowell, Biloxi, Miss., Kari and Ron Kirk, Boonville; seven grandchildren, David Leffingwell III, Oriskany, Daniel and Danah Ernst, Boonville, Stephanie and Luke Cliver, Gulfport Miss., Kaylyn Leffingwell, Boonville, Sara Sprowell, Glenfield, Aaron Ernst, Boonville, Taylor Kirk, Boonville; four great grandchildren, Declan, Piper, Easton and Gwen; sister, Margaret (Peg) Lendzian, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and half brother, Richard Ernst, Utica. He was predeceased by a brother Walter Ernst.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Christ Our Hope/ St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville followed by burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with military rights by Tun Tavern Leathernecks, Charles J. Love Post American Legion and Harland J Hennesey V.F.W. Per Jerry’s wishes there are no calling hours. Donation can be made to Boonville Ambulance Fund.

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

Carol J. Benn

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August 25, 1935 to July 12, 2017

~~Kayuta Lake- Carol J. (Jones) Benn, a former resident of Rt. 12, Town of Paris, currently of Kayuta Lake, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.~~Kayuta Lake- Carol J. (Jones) Benn, a former resident of Rt. 12, Town of Paris, currently of Kayuta Lake, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Carol was born in Utica, on August 25, 1935, a daughter of Raymond and Gladys Yates Jones. She grew up in the Waterville area, graduating from Waterville High School with the Class of 1953. After that Mrs. Benn graduated from Utica Beauty Culture School, with the Class of 1955. For many years thereafter she was employed as a beautician in the operation of her Clip & Curl Beauty Shop at Paris, and Sauquoit.

On October 1, 1955, Carol was united in marriage with H. Edward Benn at the Paris Congregational Church, on the Green in Paris, NY. In 1958, the couple settled on Rt. 12, Paris Hill, where they lived until 1989. Since 1989, the couple had lived in N.E. Phoenix AZ, and then at Palmetto Fla. during the winters, and at Kayuta Lake during the summer. Mrs. Benn was a member of Forestport Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon. Carol greatly enjoyed gardening; she was the founder and past president of the Forever Wild Garden Club of Forestport, a member and past president of the Paris Hill Garden Club and was a 5th District Director of the N.Y.S. Garden Clubs. She was a life member in the New York State Federated Garden Club the Arizona Garden Club and the Garden Clubs of Florida. 

In addition to her husband, Edward (Ed), Carol is survived by two sons; Harold E. Benn, Seminole, FL; Brian T. Benn, Kayuta Lake; one daughter, Carrie L. Benn, Palmetto, FL, nine grandchildren, Alex Benn, Samantha Benn, Bryan Benn, Kimberly Benn, Justin Benn, Matthew Benn, who predeceased Carol, Kristen Viggiano, Andrew Devecchio, Ryan Devecchio, and ten great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Theodore Jones, in 1993, and by a sister, Jean Holt, in 1975. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation hours on Sunday 4-7 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville and her Memorial Service on Monday, at 11:00 A.M. at the Forestport Presbyterian Church, where Aggie Walker, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will be private at the convenience of her family at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Town of Kirkland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a scholarship fund in Carol’s memory, for student judges in the 5th District NYS Garden Clubs. Please make checks payable to District 5 Judges Council. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the memorial service. 

To leave an on-line message of condolence, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Wayne Anthony Marcotte

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July 1, 1932 to July 1, 2017

LOWVILLE – Wayne Anthony Marcotte, formerly of Park Avenue, Lowville, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at The Carlyle House Assisted Living Community under the care of his children and Hospice of Dayton, Ohio. He was 85.

Born July 1, 1932 in Willsboro, New York, the son of the late John A. Marcotte and Lucia Martin Marcotte, he graduated from Willsboro Central School in 1950 and Plattsburgh State Teachers College with a degree in education in 1955. Wayne married Patricia Ann Lyng on June 25, 1955 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, and resided in the Village of Lowville for many years. After retirement, he and Patricia wintered in Port Charlotte, Florida, and, in 2010, moved to Ohio to be near their eldest daughter, Carol.Wayne began his educational career teaching at Copenhagen Central School (1955-1963). From 1963 to 1968 he taught Jr. High science at Lowville Academy Central School, and in 1968 he became the Elementary Principal at Beaver River Central School. He remained there until his retirement in 1990 also serving as Chairperson for the Committee for Special Education.

Wayne was a member of Lowville Elks Lodge #1605. He attended weekly mass and served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister for St. Peter’s Catholic Church. His hobbies included reading, golf, gardening, travel, socializing, and maintaining his camp – appropriately named “Wayne’s World” – in Watson, New York. His favorite pastime, however, was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Wayne loved his career in education, his students, teachers and the community. He had a special gift for engaging people, whether someone he knew or someone he just met; a truly kind, compassionate and generous soul.

Survivors include his three children, Carol Pearson and her husband Chris of Springboro, OH, Lori Finney and her husband Tom of Collierville, TN, and David Marcotte of Pittsford, NY; five grandchildren, Trevor and Rachel Finney, and Michael, Stephen, and John Marcotte; and sisters-in-law Ann and Linda Marcotte, both of Willsboro, NY.  In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Patricia Lyng Marcotte; his brothers, Ralph M. and Samuel J. Marcotte, daughter, JoAnn, and granddaughter Maria Marcotte.

A memorial mass honoring Wayne Anthony Marcotte will take place at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lowville, New York on July 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Lowville Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to either of the following organizations: The Carlyle House Employee Fund at 3490 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45429 or Hospice of Dayton at 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420 (www.hospiceofdayton.org ). We, his children, are deeply grateful for the loving and caring relationship staff members of both organizations had with our father and our family throughout his journey. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. 

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Arletha Zehr-Bender-Yoder

May 27, 1924 to July 4, 2017

Arletha grew up on the Belfort dairy farm of her parents, Andrew and Mollie (Roggie) Zehr; (deceased). She attended local schools but it was more desirable to be at home helping with the farm duties. Arletha grew up on the Belfort dairy farm of her parents, Andrew and Mollie (Roggie) Zehr; (deceased). She attended local schools but it was more desirable to be at home helping with the farm duties. 

When a youth she was baptized in the Croghan Mennonite Church and became interested in Christian service. She attended Eastern Mennonite College in Virginia and Practical Nursing License form New York State. Following her college graduation with a bachelor degree in Religious Education, she taught school in Indiana. She also served one year in volunteer service at the Mennonite Hospital in Colorado. 
Arletha married Austin Bender from Grantsville, Maryland, who has been deceased since January of 1988. Austin and Arletha lived in New York State. They purchased the Lewis County Health Camp, located near Glenfield. The camp was converted and built for a 72 bed health care, state approved facility. During their healthcare service each helped with the mission program of the church and gave time many years with the Pine Grove Mission. After the death of Austin, Arletha moved to Maryland. 

Her second marriage was to Ervin Yoder, a farmer from Grantsville, MD. She continued with some healthcare service, and also continued in writing, mainly about former history of her ancestry who came from Switzerland, France, and Germany. Several books are published about her great grandparents the Zehr family and Roggie family including the genealogy of each; also other smaller history stories about individuals and churches in our Lewis County. After the death of Ervin, August 2009, Arletha moved back to her home community in Lowville, NY, and continued in writing history about her local area. Thru the years, Arletha wrote and published several books including: Zehr History and Genealogy, Roggie Genealogy, Katie, A History of the Mennonite in Lewis County, NY and Town of Watson. Sketches of History Beaches Bridges. 

Her Praise went to God for the Christian Heritage she received and a deep loving concern remained in her heart for her family, others, especially the church, (Denmark Mennonite Church) formerly Hope Mennonite Church. 

She is survived by her family with Austin Bender, Arlin and Sharon Bender, Unity WI; Alvis and Yvonne; Castorland; Alfred and Sandra; Lowville; Addison and Katrina; Boyceville, WI; Alma “Tammy” and Walter Lehman, Lowville; son-in-law, Robert and Val Keefer; Croghan; a sister-in-law, Arlene Zehr, Croghan; 25 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Her step family of Ervin Yoder (and his first wife, Mary Anna Bender Yoder), Arliss and Janet; Greencastle, PA; Loretta and Dave Steinhauer, Clayton, DE; Leona and Loren Bender, Meyersdale, PA; Merle and Carol Yoder, Bittenger, MD; 20 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. 

She is predeceased by her daughter, Angela “Penny” Keefer, granddaughter, Sallyann Renee Bender; three sisters and spouses, Catherine M. (Vernon) Martin; Leona M. (Amos) Lyndaker; Doris M. (Solomon) Moser; three brothers and spouses, Earl M. (Norine) Zehr; Leo M. (Irene) Zehr and Anthony Zehr and a step-great granddaughter, Jennifer Steinhauer. 

Calling hours for family and friends will be at the Croghan Mennonite Church on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday the 8th at 10:00 a.m. with ministers of the Denmark Mennonite Church officiating at the Croghan church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Memorials in Arletha’s name may be made to: Denmark Mennonite Church for Bible Distribution, C/O of Kenneth Gerber, 10211 State Route 26, Carthage, NY 13619.

To convey online condolences, please use:  www.sundquistfh.com

Joseph "Joe" Zeosky

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Obituary for Joseph A. Zeosky | Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc.

LOWVILLE - Joseph “Joe” Zeosky, 82, of West State Street, Lowville, passed away suddenly on June 30, 2017 at the Lewis County General Hospital.LOWVILLE - Joseph “Joe” Zeosky, 82, of West State Street, Lowville, passed away suddenly on June 30, 2017 at the Lewis County General Hospital.

Joe is preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia ‘Kay’ Rowell Zeosky. He is survived by his four children: Joseph Zeosky, his wife Shirley of Doha, Qatar, and their children Amanda, Daniel and Michael; Gerald Zeosky and his wife Kim of Clifton Park, NY, and their children Matthew, Jonathan and Kevin; Sandy Snair and her husband Alan of Mechanicsburg, PA, and their children Elizabeth, Aaron and Scott; Gary Zeosky of Ac

ton, MA; his sister Joan Tofani of Ilion, NY; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Joe was born on July 5, 1934, in Turin, NY, son of Joseph and Stella Drelick Zeosky. On June 19, 1954, he married Patricia ‘Kay’ Rowell at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Houseville. From 1955-1998, the couple owned and operated a successful dairy farm on Payne Road in Turin before retiring in Lowville. Joe served on the boards of Agway and St. Lawrence National Bank, and received numerous awards that included the Outstanding Senior Farmer Award and the Highest Lewis County Herd Average Award.

Joe enjoyed the outdoors. His hobbies included maintaining his yard, watching his birdfeeders, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, motorcycling, and spending time with family.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Houseville followed by a burial service in the Turin Cemetery. All are welcome to attend a luncheon at St. Hedwig’s Parish Hall immediately following the burial. Calling hours are from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. in Lowville. If you wish to make a donation in his memory, please give to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be made online at http://www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

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