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Port Leyden – Keith D. Boardman, 44, of Moose River Road, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford.

 

Keith was born on December 18, 1974 in Lowville, a son of Philip and Barbara Hardy Boardman. He was raised on the Moose River Road and was a graduate of South Lewis Central School with the Class of 1993. Keith enjoyed sports, especially baseball and football and participated in little league baseball in his youth. While in high school, Keith attended the criminal justice program at the Howard G. Sackett BOCES Center in Glenfield.

 

Keith was a very hard worker, dedicated to every job he had. Following his education he was employed for a time with the Miller Blacktop Co. of Remsen before beginning his career in corrections at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in Plattsburgh. Returning to the North Country, Keith was employed for a time with Valeriano Construction Co. of Utica. He was able to return to his career in Corrections, through his employment with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Dept., where he was currently a correctional officer at the Lewis County Jail in Lowville.

 

Keith was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed the sport of hunting. He was blessed with the opportunity to go on hunting expeditions with his father to Canada, where they were successful in their hunts for caribou and black bear. Keith played an active role in the Northern Tier Friends of the NRA. He was a very kind individual and cherished all time spent with his family. He loved his fellow man, and valued the help he was able to give others in their time of need.

 

Keith is survived by his parents Philip and Barbara Boardman, his brother Philip Boardman, Jr., and a nephew James Boardman, all of Port Leyden; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Keith is also survived by his canine companion Jack. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Gary Edgar and Pearl Boardman, and maternal grandparents Ed and Lina Hardy.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 18, at 11:00 am at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Interment this spring will be in Brooks Cemetery, Hawkinsville. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7pm and again on Friday from 9 am until the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to Lyons Falls Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box #520, Lyons Falls, NY 13368.

Boonville - Donald F. Failing, 91, of Potato Hill Road passed away on January 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in the Town of Martinsburg on December 27, 1927 a son of Olney F. and Julia Ruth Burke Failing. He attended school in Talcottville and then attendyed Boonville High School. Don was an Army veteran serving from 1946-48. In March of 1949 he was united in marriage with Margaret Williams, a blessed marriage of nearly 70 years. For many years he operated O.F. Failing & Sons Saw Mill on upper West Street, which is now Bailey Lumber Company. Don was a member of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Boonville. One of his greatest enjoyments in life was spending time with his family and going for a ride. Surviving besides his loving wife, Margaret, are his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Pat Tierney, Cobleskill, NY, Donna and Mike Kaido, West Leyden, Jackie and Charlie Rauscher, Highmarket and Brenda and Kevin Fox, Boonville; eight grandchildren, Scott Tierney, Jennifer Kaido-Floyd, Justin Kaido, Matt Kaido, Carrie Walseman, Tara Rauscher-Widrick, Julie Fox and Jodi Lovenduski; seventeen great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Cheri Failing, Boonville and a sister-in-law, Jenny Failing, Talcottville. He was predeceased by a grandson, Bryan Tierney and a brother, Richard Failing. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Boonville Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by Mills Funeral Home, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.

Boonville- Thelma D. Farr, 81, formerly of Boonville and West Leyden, passed away while surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, December 31, 2018, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since June, 2018. Most recently Mrs. Farr had resided at Kortenaer Village, South St. in Boonville.

 

Thelma was born in Hawkinsville, on October 20, 1937, a daughter of William and Hattie Chase Dauback. She graduated from Boonville Central School, with the Class of 1955. On May 26, 1956, Thelma was united in marriage with Richard L. Farr, at Boonville Methodist Church, with The Rev. Robert Holmes officiating. For many years the couple lived on State Rt. 294, West Leyden. Mr. Farr passed away on April 4, 2002.

 

For many years Mrs. Farr was employed as a secretary at Griffiss Airforce Base, Rome, and in the same capacity at The Howard G. Sackett BOCES Center, Glenfield. For several years she was the bookkeeper for Notch Pole & Timber Co., a utility pole company operated by Mr. Farr. Thelma was last employed as a secretary in the travel department at the Air Developmental Center, (Rome Lab), Rome, NY. Mrs. Farr also served with her husband, Richard, in the NYS Timber Producers Association.

 

Thelma greatly loved her children and her grandchildren and great grandchildren; she cherished time which she spent with her family. Thelma’s family was the center of her life. She especially enjoyed taking and collecting photos of her family and many treasured family celebrations.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Lane (Robert), Nunda, NY, Rhonda Kraeger, (Thomas), Constableville. Thelma was predeceased by a son, Randy Lee Farr, on January 11, 2004, and by a grandson, Andrew Kraeger in 2009. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Tonya Snoddy (Brandon), Reena Rogers (Joshua), Bobby Jo Szijarto, Sarah Glouse (William), Richard Farr, Lee Kraeger (Nichole), Renea Farr, Bruce Kraeger and Rebecca Farr, 26 great grandchildren and one sister, Lavona Cruikshank, Wilmington, NC. She was predeceased by sisters; Winnifred Green, Pearl Dolan, Louise Czajka, and by brothers; Kenneth, Robert, Charles and Clarence.

 

Her Funeral will be Friday at 3:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with an interment in the spring in Turin Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 12 Noon until the funeral at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis County Extended Care Facility Resident Activities Fund 7785 North State St. Lowville, New York 13367.

CASTORLAND/TURIN – Theresa Rosiczkowski, 91, formerly of Van Amber Road, passed away in her sleep on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the home of her son and daughter in law, Gary and Elaine Rosiczkowski, Turin.

A funeral Mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville, with Rev. Jay Seymour, Pastor, officiating. A luncheon at St. Hedwig’s Church fellowship hall will follow the funeral Mass. Spring burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Bremen. Calling hours will be from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made to Beaver Falls Fire Dept., P.O. Box 456, Beaver Falls, NY 13305; or to Lewis County Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 247, Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by her four children, Leon C., Jr. and Eliana Rosiczkowski of San Antonio, TX; Gary P. and Elaine Rosiczkowski of Turin; Joseph W. Rosiczkowski of Canisteo; Vickie Campany of Syracuse; four sisters and

two brothers-in-law, Janet M. and Dick Mathys of Austin, TX, Betty Ann Leonard of Harrisville, Simone M. Ward of Florida, Patty M. and Butch Bramhall of Croghan; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Donald “Frenchie” Proulx of Lowville, Wilfrid J. Jr. “Stump” and Kee Proulx of Croghan, Kenneth R. and Joyce Proulx of Beaver Falls; 5grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Leon; a brother, Paul E.J. Proulx; and a sister Mary Ann Reed and son-in-law James Anderson.

Theresa was born on August 2, 1927 at home in Croghan, NY, a daughter of the late Wilfrid and Imelda Proulx. She graduated from Father Leo Memorial School and worked at the Fenton House before her marriage. On November 8, 1947, she married Leon C. Rosiczkowski at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan with Rev. Hugh Ring officiating. Together with her husband, they owned and operated the dairy farm until their retirement in 1985.

Mrs. Rosiczkowski was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan and St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville. She enjoyed cooking and making meals, and visiting with her family and friends, playing cards and tending her flower beds, and talking endlessly about growing up in Croghan and attending Father Leo Memorial School. In her later years she enjoyed watching baseball games and game shows. A favorite pastime was also working in her word search books. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who referred to her as Aunt Grandma.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

West Leyden- William J. Underwood, IV, 33, formerly of the Osceola Road, passed away, on Sunday, December 30, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since October, 2016.

 

Affectionately known as “Will” he was born at Griffiss Airforce Base Hospital, Rome, on May 3, 1985, a son of William J. Underwood, III and Sheila Tanner Underwood. Will grew up on the Osceola Road, West Leyden and attended West Leyden Elementary School, graduating from Adirondack Central School, with the Class of 2004. While in high school he greatly enjoyed running on the Cross Country Team.

 

For ten years Will was employed as a dishwasher at Betsy Ross Skilled Nursing Facility, Rome and during that time he lived in Rome.

 

Will possessed a great and uplifting ability to visit and socialize with people. He had a wonderful way of sensing people whose outlook was bleak and through his outgoing ways he lifted their spirits, brightening the days of everyone who was around Will. Will managed to share those traits with others in spite of his own battle with brain cancer and partial blindness since the age of 12.

 

He greatly enjoyed listening to music, walking and riding his bike.

 

Will was a member of All Saints Polish National Catholic Church, Rome.

 

In addition to his parents, William J. III and Sheila, Will is survived by one brother and sister in law, Joseph R. (Emily) Underwood, Holland Patent, and a nephew, Watson; his maternal grandmother, RoseAnna Tanner, Ava and by many special friends, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Robert Tanner, Sr, his paternal grandparents, William and Joyce Underwood, Jr. and his uncle Jon P. Underwood.

 

Will’s family wishes to extend a note of sincere thanks and appreciation to the entire staff of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, especially acknowledging the C-Wing Staff for, the kind and compassionate care which was afforded to Will.

 

Will’s Funeral will be Saturday, at 6:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where calling hours will be Saturday from 3-6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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