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Andrea Lynn Lomber-Morrison


March 11, 1962 to January 31, 2017

Boonville- Andrea Lynn Lomber- Morrison, 54, wife of Alexander, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Rome Memorial Hospital, following a courageous battle with liver cancer.

Andrea was born on March 11, 1962 at Lenox Memorial Hospital, Canastota. She was a graduate of Adirondack Central School with the class of 1981. She then furthered her education graduating with her Associates degree in culinary arts from Mohawk Valley Community College. Andrea was employed by many local area restaurants. She was last employed as a cook with the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany, until she retired due to illness.

In 2009, Andrea was united in marriage with Alexander Morrison in Westernville.

Besides her husband Alexander, Andrea is survived by her daughter Amanda (Randy) Broadbent, Ava, grandchildren: Randall, Cameron and Patrick, all of Ava, her parents Alexander and Patricia Stevens Lobmer Stempien, her sister Suzanne (Michael) Moran, Cicero, her brother Eric (Amy) Stempien, Lee Center, nephew Connor Moran, Cicero, and niece Raelyn Stempien, Boonville. She is also survived by several step-siblings, her aunt, Joyce Spoon, Rome, longtime friend Vanessa Yousey Schultz, Boonville, as well as Lisa (John) Pearson, and her canine companion Duke. She was predeceased by her father, Jerome Lomber, I, and her brother Jerome Lomber, II.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502.

Andrea’s family extends heartfelt gratitude to the AmCare Ambulance Team, her former coworkers at the Eastern Star Home, Staff of the Rome Hospital ICU, Dr. Cesana, Dr. Dimarco and Staff at Ridge Mills Medical Center, Dr. Benjamin and Staff on Oneida Oncology, And especially to her daughter Amanda for the exceptional care given to her mother during the two weeks she was in the ICU.

For an online message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Andrea, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Jon Paul Underwood

February 15, 1969 to February 1, 2017

West Leyden – Jon Paul Underwood, 47, husband of Tracy, passed away following a brief illness, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, while surrounded by the loving care of his wife and children, and friends, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.

Jon was born on February 15, 1969 a son of William J. and Joyce Skalski Underwood. He was a lifelong resident of the Osceola road, and was a graduate of Adirondack Central High School, with the class of 1987.

Jon was a member of the US Army Reserves from 1986 until his honorable discharge in 1994. He served his country at Elihu Root Army Reserve Center, Utica, NY, in 63B Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic and Company 12B Combat Engineers.

He was first employed as a truck driver for Rauscher Bros., Inc., West Leyden, and at South Lewis Central School, before beginning his career in highway construction. Jon was employed as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic for Rifenburg Construction, Troy, NY, and most recently for C.C.I. Companies, Inc., Canastota, NY. Jon was a hardworking man, who took pride in everything he did, and there wasn’t a job he couldn’t do.

On June 15, 1996, Jon was united in marriage with Tracy L. Flansburg at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville.

An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as socializing and playing cards with his cherished friends and neighbors. Jon was a member of the West Leyden Volunteer Fire Dept., Boonville Elks Lodge #2158, and the Charles J. Love Post #406 American Legion.

Besides his wife, Tracy, Jon is survived by a son, Jack Lucas Underwood; a daughter, Sabrina Tiffany ( Bird) Underwood, both of West Leyden; his siblings, Sharon (David) Dean, West Leyden, Penny (Jerry) Ball, Virginia, Laura (Scott) Scales, Lee Center, William (Sheila) Underwood, West Leyden, Joseph (Dionne) Underwood, Point Rock; nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews; and many close and special friends and his extended CCI family. Jon is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Thomas (Patricia) Flansburg, brother and sister-in-law Dale (Dee) Flansburg, and his beloved canine friends; Amos and Baby Girl. Jon was predeceased by his mother Joyce in October 2010, and by his father William in June 2014.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Calling hours will be Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Leyden Volunteer Fire Dept. P.O. Box #205 West Leyden, New York 13489.
Jon’s family would like to extend many thanks to the West Leyden Fire and Ambulance personnel for their prompt and professional services, and also to Dr. Scott Brehaut and the staff of the 2nd Floor St. Luke’s Intensive Care unit for the excellent care and compassion shown to Jon and our family during his stay.

For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Jon, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Donald S. Podkowka

July 9, 1948 to January 27, 2017

LYONS FALLS - Donald S. Podkowka, 68, sadly died Friday, January 27, 2017 at his home with his faithful dog, Pork Chop at his side.

Don was born July 9, 1948 in Lowville the son of the late Ludolf S. and Winnie Mae (Mackey) Podkowka. He graduated from South Lewis Central School and received his Automotive Industries teaching degree from New York State in 1987. He taught auto mechanics at Glenfield BOCES and in Utica.

He is survived by his two sons, Christopher and Donald S. Jr.; his grandson, Zach; a sister, Andrea (Roland) Galarneau; a brother, Bernard W.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Donald is predeceased by his brother, Reginald L. “Bud” Podkowka.

Donald was a communicant of St. John’s Catholic Church. A spring committal service will be at Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. There are no calling hours.

Memorials may be made to: Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367, http://lewiscountyhumanesociety.org/

Arrangements are with the Sundquist Funeral Home, to convey online condolences, please use: www.sundquistfh.com

Patrick Newton Jr.

March 30, 1958 to January 29, 2017

BOONVILLE - Our beloved brother, Patrick Arthur Newton Jr., Lil' Pat, 58, died peacefully in Boonville, New York surrounded by love.

He was born March 30, 1958, in Syracuse, New York to Yvonne and Patrick Arthur Newton, Sr. He is survived by his sister, Linda Newton Dodds, his brother, James Newton, his sister, Sandi Bilewitch, his sister-in-law, Pam Newton, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lil' Pat was a huge fan of Star Trek, NASCAR, and St. Patrick’s Day. He loved to celebrate the holidays. The family would like to give heart-felt thank you to Sharon, Brian, Doug, Debbie, Tammy, Louise, Vicky, Jen, and all of those who took such loving care of our precious brother.

Calling hours for Patrick will be on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2 to 4:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville.

He will be laid to rest with his father at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

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

John W. Karlen


March 26, 1951 to January 29, 2017

Blossvale- John W. Karlen, 65, of Eckel Road, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of his wife, Mary.

John was born in Boonville, on March 26, 1951, a son of Howard C. and Mildred Dolan Karlen. He received his early education at Boonville Central School. For many years John was employed in patient care at Rome DDSO. John’s great love in life was farming; from 1971 until recently, he was involved in dairy farming and raising young and dry stock; for many years he and wife, Mary, operated the Karlen Farm in Blossvale.

On July 29, 1989, John was united in marriage with Mary L. Hartnett, at Immaculate Conception Church, Pompey, NY. This was a loving union which endured for twenty seven and one half years.

Mr. Karlen was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Taberg.

John had a lifelong interest and enjoyment in cooking, trapping and hunting. In later years he enjoyed his many Amish friendships.

In addition to his wife, Mary, John is survived by one brother, Rev. Donald H. Karlen and a sister and brother in law, Nancy and Richard Goodhines, Ava. He was predeceased by his parents and by a brother, James Dolan. Also surviving are brothers in law, William Hartnett, Fair Haven, James (Alma) Hartnett, John Hartnett and Michael Hartnett, all of Pompey; sisters in law, Catherine Robison, Coldspring, Texas, Edna (David) Horton, Altmar and Rosemary Dolan, Boonville, nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

A prayer service will be Friday at 10:15 A.M. at Prince-Boyd and Hyatt Funeral Home, Inc. 210 West Court St. Rome, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter’s Church, Rome, where John’s brother, Rev. Donald H. Karlen, will be principal celebrant. Interment will be in the spring, at Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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