LOWVILLE - Wilburn M. Roggie passed away November 22, 2020 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility. He was born April 12, 1926 at his home in Croghan, the son of the late Menno and Leah (Moshier) Roggie

Wilburn attended a one room school house and later Beaver River Central School.  He was employed at the JP Lewis Paper Mill, later Boise Cascade, as a mill worker (head Beater man for 22 years) retiring in 1988 after 39 years of service.

Wilburn was married, for 71 years, to Elveira (Lehman) Roggie. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Dolores (John) Gingerich of Wolcott NY, Calvin (Donna) Roggie of Lancaster PA, and Joyce (Lowell) Gingerich of Lowville, eleven grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his twin brother Wilford and a grandson.

Wilburn attended Croghan Mennonite Church as an infant and later was baptized as a member upon his confession of faith in Jesus, his Lord and Savior. He held numerous church responsibilities over the years.

Wilburn will be remembered, with love, for his conscientious hard work and his dedication to provide and care for his family. He enjoyed time with family, playing games (Rook, Checkers and Chinese Checkers), reading, making wooden lawn ornaments, watching ball games, watching Bob Barker and the Price is Right, and relaxing in his favorite chair on the front porch of his home on Convent St. in Croghan.

The family expresses gratitude for the professional and caring staff of Brookside Senior Living and Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

Funeral arrangements by Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville.  Private graveside services will be held at the Croghan Mennonite Cemetery.   

Memorial gifts may be sent to Croghan Mennonite Cemetery Fund, Kirschnerville Rd, Croghan NY. 

On- Line Condolences: www.sundquistfh.com

Constableville- Richard H. Sweeney, 75, of John St., husband of Judith, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, November 23, 2020.


Richard was born in Boonville, on February 10, 1945, a son of Charles H. and Sophie Rudnik Sweeney.  He grew up in the Gouldtown section, Town of Lyonsdale, where he attended Gouldtown School, before graduating from Port Leyden Central School, with the Class of 1963.  While in high school Richard excelled at playing baseball and was employed at Sweeney Lumber Co. Lyons Falls.  


From 1965, until 1992, Mr. Sweeney was employed as a carpenter for Law Brothers Contracting Corp. of Lyons Falls.  Later he was employed in maintenance at Snow Ridge Ski Area, Turin.  


On June 5, 1987, Richard was united in marriage with Judith E. Redmond, at Turin United Methodist Church.  Thereafter the couple lived in Lyons Falls, before moving to their present home near Constableville, in 1998.  


Richard greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing on Tug Hill.  He was a member of the Moose River Fish & Game Club and the Sweeney Hunting Club.    


In addition to his wife, Judith, Richard is survived by two daughters, Bethany A. (Bradley) Evans, Boonville, Debra L. (John) Smith, Lyons Falls; four grandchildren, Taylor (Conner) Cavanaugh, Boonville, Todd A. Evans, Boonville, John Tyler “JT’ Smith, Frankfort, Justin D. Smith, Utica; two beautiful great grandchildren, Levi Cavanaugh and Piper Evans and one brother and sister in law, David (Donna) Sweeney, Forestport; one sister in law, Carol Ann Sperry, New York Mills and nieces and nephew. Also surviving his a beloved cat, Lacy.  He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Donald.  


In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367 or to Constableville Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325.  His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.  For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com 


Forestport- Debra A. (McDonald) Hurley, 63, of Meekerville Road, wife of Patrick, passed away peacefully at her residence, on Sunday, November 22, 2020.


Affectionately known as Deb, she was born in Utica, on September 25, 1957, a daughter of Raymond Harold and Loretta Jane Sinnott McDonald.  She grew up in the Remsen area and graduated from Remsen Central School, with the Class of 1976. Thereafter Deb was employed as a secretary for several years at Ed Blask Ford Dealership, Utica, before employment as a Teacher’s Aide at Head Start of Rome, retiring from the Boonville Head Start.  


Deb was united in marriage with Patrick T. Hurley, in Remsen, on June 2, 1990.  


Mrs. Hurley was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport and a longtime member of Forestport Fire Fighters Ladies Auxiliary.  For many years Deb enjoyed a great interest in genealogy and over the years she traced the members of the McDonald and Sinnott families to Ireland, beginning in the 1850’s, continuing with her family origins in the United States.  


In addition to her husband, Pat, she is survived by daughters, Jennifer and Jessica Hurley, Forestport; one sister, Nadine Corrigan, Remsen and by her canine friend, “Sasha.”  Deb was predeceased by a sister, Denise and her parents, Raymond and Loretta McDonald.  


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Matthew Lyons, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport, with interment to follow in Beechwood Cemetery, Forestport.  Calling hours are Tuesday 3-5 & 6-8 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Forestport Fire Fighters, Inc. 11965 River Road, Forestport, NY 13338.


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


Constableville – Timothy J. LaRoy, 69, husband of Susan, of West Road, passed away in the comfort of his home on Thursday, November 19, 2020, while surrounded by his loving family. Timothy was born on October 26, 1951 in Jamestown, NY, a son of Charles and Gladys Fargo LaRoy. Tim grew up in Sinclairville, NY, where he graduated from Cassadaga High School, with the Class of 1969. While in high school Tim enjoyed participating on the wrestling team. Thereafter Tim furthered his education attending Jamestown Community College. Tim possessed a lifelong talent and great interest in building construction and civil engineering. He joined Local Number 66, Carpenters Union, Olean, later he relocated to Rome, in 1982, where Tim continued his carpentry work through Local Union 247, Syracuse, NY. During this period, one of his largest projects was as Superintendent of the construction of The Lewis County Public Safety Building, in Lowville, while employed for B.S. McCarey Construction, of Rome, NY. In 1998, he founded LaRoy Construction Company which was involved in the construction of gas station canopies all along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Later, for several years, Tim was employed as construction site manager at many Utica school building projects. In 2016 Mr. LaRoy retired from his career in major building construction. After his “retirement” Tim continued his passion and enjoyment of home construction for family and friends, an occupation which he was greatly enjoying at the present time. While living in Falconer, NY, Tim was a Boy Scout Master of Troop 123, where he led four Boy Scouts in earning their Eagle Scout level. He enjoyed bowling and participating in a golf league at Woodgate Pines Golf Course, Boonville. He also found much pleasure in attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and Tim was a longtime avid Buffalo Bills fan. On October 22, 1988, Tim was united in marriage with Susan Carpenter Wendt, in Turin. Tim’s family were the great sunshine of his life; in addition to his loving wife of 32 years, Tim is survived by his children; Andrew (Sonia) Wendt, Constableville, Kimberly (John) Tengel, Boonville, John (Jen) Peterson, Christiansburg, Virginia, Jenelle (Kevin) Hansen, Jamestown, NY; grandchildren, Jacob and Benjamin Wendt, Morgan, Sophia, Hewson Burd, Aimee Craddock and Nikiesha Spann, Cody Spann and Thomas Spann, who he considered also to be his grandchildren. In addition surviving is a great granddaughter, Stella Urbanowicz; five brothers and sisters in law; Robert (Mae) LaRoy, Alloway, NJ, Richard (Michele) LaRoy, Rome, Keith (Kim) LaRoy, Kennedy, NY, Edward (Judy) Galbraith, Longview, TX, Steven Galbraith, Ripley, NY; two sisters and a brother in law, Sherri (Donnie) Hurlbut, Remsen and Martha Armstrong, Falconer; three aunts, Birdena and Bill Fairbanks, Panama, NY, Eleanor Nelson, Conroe, TX, and Elaine Fargo Sprague River, OR and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; Charles LaRoy and Gladys Galbraith, a granddaughter, Arrianna Grace Tengel; a sister, Linda Beightol, by a brother James Galbraith, a brother in law, Larry Armstrong; a sister and brother in law, Dan and Norma Pavlock. Tim is also survived by his mother in law, Marian Carpenter, four brothers in law; William (Patricia) Carpenter, John (Janette) Carpenter, Clint (Melissa) Carpenter, Ned (Rebecca) Carpenter and two sisters in law, Rosalie (Jeff) White and Jacqueline (Robert) Carpenter. Tim is also survived by a host of friends extending from over a very wide area. Services will be Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Calling hours are Monday 3-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Constableville Fire Department, P.O. Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325.

CARTHAGE - Jane M. Weber, 66, of State Route 126, died early Thursday morning, November 19, 2020 at Samaritan Medical Center.


Mrs. Weber was born on July 1, 1954 in North Cornwall, PA the daughter of the late Elmer Mark and Helen (Weaver) Showalter.  She married Nathan H. Weber on August 7, 1976. 


She is survived by her husband, Nathan and their 13 children, Isaac (Elizabeth), Twila (Ray) Hostetter, Elmer (Doris), Melvin (Ruth), Crystal (Brandon) Lyndaker, Nathaniel (Juanita), Carol (Derald) Zimmerman, Jesse (Dorcas), Harold (Hosanna), Janice (George) Bosworth, Lyndon (Kaitlyn) Weber, Rosetta (Marcel) Neuenschwander, and Benjamin (Salome) Weber;  her two brothers, Glenn Showalter and David (Mildred) Showalter; her three sisters, Carol (Billy) Caudill, Joy (David) Beachy and Mary Showalter; her 50 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 


Visitation will be at the Denmark Mennonite Church on Sunday, November 22nd from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:00pm. Please wear a facial covering, social distancing and contact tracing will be observed.


The funeral will be held on Monday, November 23rd at 10:00am at Crystal Light Mennonite Church.  Please wear a facial covering, social distancing and contact tracing will be observed.


Private burial will be in Denmark Mennonite Cemetery. 


Memorial contributions may be made to: Denmark Mennonite Church, 10212 State Route 26, Carthage, NY 13619                                                                             www.sundquistfh.com

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