LOWVILLE – C. Ardeth VanNest, 86, of the West Road, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017, at Lewis County General Hospital.Ardeth was born on the family homestead on the Woodbattle Road in Copenhagen on March 5, 1931, a daughter of the late Ira O. and Glenora Hutchinson Larkins where she attended a one-room school house on the Keener Hill Road. She was married to Robert J. VanNest on May 11, 1948, and together they raised their children on the West Road in West Lowville. They celebrated 62 years of marriage before Bob’s death on July 8, 2010.
Andrew Pfendler, 48 of Boonville, N.Y. passed away unexpectedly on June 6, 2017. Andrew was born on May 17th, 1969 in Rome, N.Y. the son of Martin K. Pfendler and Margaret A. Conway. He was educated at Boonville Central School and Morrisville School of Technology. He was formerly employed at Owl Wire.
July 20, 1994 to June 4, 2017
~~Boonville- Tyler Mitchell Fruin, 22, of Hawkinsville Road, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
Tyler was born in Utica, on July 20, 1994, a son of Dodie Fruin. A life resident of Hawkinsville Road, he received his education at Adirondack Central School, graduating with the Class of 2012. While in high school, Tyler attended Howard G. Sackett B.O.C.E.S. Center, Glenfield, where he majored in Forestry. Thereafter, until the present time, Tyler was employed as a tree cutter for Lewis Tree Service.
Tyler excelled in playing soccer; he participated in AYSO Soccer, later playing on the Adirondack junior varsity and varsity soccer teams.
He was a member of Hawkinsville United Methodist Church and the Boonville Rod and Gun Club. He greatly enjoyed all seasons of hunting, especially deer and turkey hunting. Tyler was especially proud of the 8 point deer which he shot and later mounting the horns on a wall display. He also enjoyed fishing. Tyler possessed a mechanical ability; he enjoyed working on small engines. He also rode many miles each summer on his motor cycle and on his dirt bikes.
In addition to his mother, Dodie Makuch, Boonville, he is survived by his step father, Matt Makuch, Lowville; two sisters, Teagan and Tesslynn Makuch, Boonville; his grandparents, Barbara and Dennis Fruin, Hawkinsville and Amy and Zyg Kolenda, Lowville.
His Funeral will be Friday at 12 noon at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Hayes Cemetery, Hawkinsville. Calling hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to his family.
For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
~~Constableville- Albert H. Menard, 88, formerly of Kotary Road, Fish Creek, husband of Eleanor, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Presbyterian Home for Central New York, in New Hartford.
June 5, 1930 to June 2, 2017
Highmarket- Robert (Donald) Seelman, 86, a lifelong resident of Sweeney Road, passed away on June 2, 2017 surrounded by his family at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
He was born in Highmarket on June 5, 1930, a son of Edward and Evelyn Nellenback Seelman. He grew up on the family farm on Sweeney Road and married Katherine McDonald on December 2, 1950 in the Town of Steuben. Shortly after their marriage they settled on the family farm which they operated for many years. Donnie also harvested logs from the farm. He enjoyed hunting years ago and spending time on the farm.
He is survived by his wife Katherine a resident of Sunset Nursing Home; two daughters and a son-in-law, April and Stephen Allen, Rome and Dawn Bush, Port Leyden; two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Susan Seelman, High Market and Shawn Seelman and Joleen Sullivan, Highmarket; daughter-in-law, Nancy Seelman, Constableville; five grandchildren, Rebecca Marino, Michael, Melanie and Jennifer Bush and Jimmy Seelman and four great grandchildren, Ethan, Mallory, Brady and Brody. He was predeceased by a daughter, Darlene Croniser in 1971 and a son Robert E. Seelman in 2009.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville, Wednesday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Fish Creek. There are no calling hours. A luncheon will be held after the burial at St. Mary’s Church Hall. Donations of food may be dropped off any time after 9 a.m. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
For an online message of Sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
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