Remsen- John C. Grenicko, 66, of Wheelertown Road, passed away while surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
John was born in Rome, on June 17, 1952, a son of Andrew and Lorena Burr Grenicko. He grew up on Crofoot Hill near Constableville, later moving with his family to Boonville, where he completed his education at Boonville Central School.
From 1969, until his honorable discharge in 1971, John served his country in the U.S. Army, in combat, in multiple tours in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. In 1973, he was honorably discharged from the US Army Reserves. While serving in the army, he earned his High School GED.
On September 7, 1972, John was married to Mary E. Bradley, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Utica. Afterwards the couple lived in Utica. In 1989, the couple was divorced and John moved to his present home near Remsen.
For forty years Mr. Grenicko was employed as a logger throughout central and northern New York.
He greatly enjoyed hunting fishing, kayaking and spending time with his children and grandchildren. John was also a skilled diesel mechanic.
John is survived by his children: Lynn M. (Troy J.) Grenicko, John C. Grenicko, Jr. all of Bridgewater, Renee L. Grenicko, Utica; three grandchildren, Andrew J. Grenicko, Karlie R. Grenicko-Haman, both of Bridgewater, Jerome W. Grenicko, Remsen; his girlfriend, Tammy Heaton, Remsen and brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Renee a nephew, Stephen Grenicko, Jr and many aunts and uncles.
His Funeral will be Wednesday, October 17, at 3:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, NY, with interment with Military honors at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Constableville. Calling hours are Wednesday from 1 P.M. until the funeral, at the funeral home.
Port Leyden – Constance May Mooney, 71, of Moose River Road, wife of Gerald, passed away at her residence, on Sunday, October 14, 2018, while under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
Connie was born on March 3, 1947 in Rome, a daughter of Clark and Pauline Dumas Salmon. She grew up in Watertown and Lowville, graduating from Lowville Academy and Central School with the Class of 1965. For a time she was employed at Kraft Foods, Lowville and then Lally Manufacturing, Port Leyden.
On January 18, 1985 Connie was united in marriage with Gerald E. Mooney. Together with her husband they ran CJ’s Dinner in Brantingham, where they also operated the Brantingham Post Office, retiring in1996.
Connie loved playing cards, and will be fondly remembered for her skill at decorating both inside and out for the changing seasons and holidays. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were cherished by her, and she found her greatest joy in the time she spent with them.
Besides her husband Gerald, Connie is survived by her children: John Burdick, Sr. (Cheryl), Michelle (Clifford) Colwell, and Kevin Burdick; grandchildren: Derek (Katie) Carpenter, John Burdick, Jr., Mitchell Burdick, Mackenzie (Taylor) Dorrity, Kayla (Ryan) Weber, Shawna Burdick, and Kaleb Burdick; great-grandchildren: Jordan and Danika Weber, Isabella Burdick, Gannon and Laila Burdick, and Mariah and Mallory Dorrity; daughter in law, Amber Burdick; siblings: Mary LaFleur, Barbara Nylen, Patricia Taylor, Michael (Donna) Gentry, and Jess (Amanda) Gentry. She was predeceased by an infant son Clark Burdick, granddaughter Chloe Burdick, her parents, and siblings: Annie Greenfield, John June, and Debra Hurley.
Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, with a 10:00 A.M. prayer service at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. Calling hours are Tuesday, from 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box #266, Lowville, NY 13367.
Remsen- Jody L. Smith, 54, of Evans Road, wife of Melvyn, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse. Her brief illness and subsequent passing away was attributed to a very rare condition known as Relapsing Polychondritis, a type of auto immune disease.
Jody was born in Rome, on July 7, 1964, a daughter of William E. and Janet S. Gleasman Rowlands. She grew up on the Evans Road, near Remsen and graduated from Remsen Central School, with the Class of 1982. Thereafter Jody furthered her education at The College of St. Rose, Albany, where she majored in Business. Later she earned her designation as LUTCF, from Prudential Insurance Co.
For many years, Jody was employed as a life insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Co., New Hartford. In 2002, she and her husband, Melvyn founded The Smith Insurance Connection, of Remsen. At the present time Jody, Melvyn and their son, Craig is operating the agency.
On February 24, 1990, Jody was united in marriage with Melvyn “Mel” Smith, at the Steuben Corners United Methodist Church.
In 2016, Jody purchased the former Walters Hardware Store Building, on Main St. Remsen, where she opened and operated the Red Door Thrift Shop. For over twenty years, she and Mel, enjoyed selling cotton candy and candy apples at the annual Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts. For many years she and Mel, enjoyed traveling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Mrs. Smith served as Town of Steuben Clerk and Supervisor for the Town of Steuben.
In addition to her beloved husband, Mel, Jody is survived by two sons and a daughter in law, Craig (Amy) Smith, and their son, Charlie, Holland Patent, Keith Smith and companion, Brooke Gambill, Hilton Head, SC; a step son, Robert Smith, Blossvale, NY. At the present time, Jody was joyfully anticipating the birth of a granddaughter, Olivia, to be in January, 2019. She is also survived by her mother, Janet S. Rowlands, a sister, Jill (Michael) Will, and Bill, Rowlands, all of Remsen. Jody was predeceased by her father, William E. “Bill” Rowlands, in 2015, by her sister, Julee Schrader, in 1994, by her brother, Jeffrey, who died as an infant, in 1974 and her step son, Melvyn Smith, of Camden, in 2017.
In keeping with Jody’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours or services. Those desiring may contribute in her memory to the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation, via check to RPASF, Inc., 1202 Lexington Avenue, # 112, New York, New York 10028, or by Pay pal, by going to polychondritis.org Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.
Camden- Ricky J. Rogers, 58, husband of Tina, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Rome Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.
Ricky was born in Constableville, on September 18, 1960, a son of Alton E. and Norah Green Rogers. He grew up on the East Road in Port Leyden, graduating from South Lewis Central School. Ricky then furthered his education in propane gas services. He was employed for Gary Munger at GEM Gas, Lowville, where he delivered propane and was a furnace repair technician.
For a time, Ricky was married to Barbara Marsden, and together the couple had two children Alton and Lisa. Later the couple divorced.
Ricky then met his longtime companion Tina Marie Gottuso. The couple first settled in Rome, where Ricky then began employment for L.B. Securities, Utica, where he was a security guard and private investigator. Ricky and Tina were married on May 17, 2014 at Forest Park in Camden. Together they built their home in the Town of Florence; they had two children Jared and Misina.
Ricky is survived by his wife Tina, children: Alton Rogers (Ashley Parsons), Lisa (Brandon) Martin, Jared Rogers, and Misina Rogers, his siblings: Sally Swiernik, Port Leyden, Wayne Rogers, Chases Lake, Johnny (Debbie) Rogers, Port Leyden, Gary Rogers, Tennessee, and his several adopted children. He was predeceased by his brothers Leo, Gordon and Fred, a niece Tina Chapman, and nephew Jody Rogers.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. His funeral arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., Boonville. Memorial contributions in Ricky’s name may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box #1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101.
Constableville-Eleanor J. (Saladin) Menard, 85, of Kotary Rd., widow of Albert, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at The Presbyterian Home for Central New York, in New Harford.
A native and long time resident of Utica, Eleanor was born on April 28, 1933, a daughter of Vincent Leo and Louise Cloute Saladin. Eleanor grew up in Utica, where she attended Sacred Heart Elementary School, and graduated from Utica Free Academy with the Class of 1951. For many years the couple resided on Westmoreland Street, Whitesboro, before moving to their present home near Constableville in 1992. Mrs. Menard was employed at Loblaws Grocery Store of Whitesboro.
On August 4, 1951, Eleanor was united in marriage with Albert H. Menard, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Utica. Mr. Menard, a US Army Veteran, and co- owner of BGM Supply, Inc., heating and plumbing company, passed away on June 7, 2017.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, West Leyden and she loved bowling, playing cards, camping, crocheting and reading.
Eleanor is survived by her children: Barbara (Rod) Westbrook, Deerfield, Lawrence (Diane) Menard, Sauquoit, Mary (Paul) Shaw, Plant City, FL, Brian (Kathy) Menard, Boonville, Nancy Seelman, Turin, Ann (Peter) Croneiser, Old Forge, and Karen (Larry) Gilpin, Dover, DE. Grandchildren, Joe (Meghan) Dote, Marcy, Christine Dote (Alexis Rule), Rochester, William Menard, New Hartford, Cassandra Menard, (Earl Clark) Oriskany, Robert Menard, Sauquoit, Rebecca Lichorowic (Dustin Clendenin) Newark, Cynthia Lichorowic (Kurt Van Horn), Raleigh, NC, Jane Lichorowic (Shawn Axtell), Rochester, Theresa Card, Limestone, ME, Patricia (Nick) Gallo, Boonville, Raymond (Kirstie) Menard, Maine, Danielle (Jeff) Abrial, Otter Lake, Emily Croneiser, Cobleskill, and Dakota Gilpin, Delaware. Great grandchildren: Sawyer Dote, Marcy, Riley Dote, Marcy, Zek Clark, Oriskany, Ryan Card, Orono, ME, Trevor Gallo, Boonville, Alexis Gallo, Boonville, Mickayla Abrial, Lauren Abrial, Kimberly Abrial, and Lilliana Abrial, Otter Lake and a Great-Great Grandchild: Rilynn Card, Orono, ME. Also surviving are three sisters, Theresa Cackett, Utica, Fran Welch, Oriskany and Janice Marfone, Forestport; one brother, Robert Saladin, Florida and her brother in law, Ronald Menard, Niantic, CT.
Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Louise Saladin, her in laws, Henry and Flora Menard, a daughter, Linda Menard, a son-in-law, Robert Seelman, brothers, Wilfred and his wife, Jane Saladin, Vincent and wife Bertha Saladin, Thomas and Norma Saladin, a sister, Mary and husband, George Allen, brothers in law, Earl Cackett and Elmer Welch and Sisters-in-law, Sister Rose Marie Menard, C.S.J. and Sandy Menard.
Eleanor’s family wishes to extend a note of special thanks and appreciation to the Maple Wing staff for the excellent care they gave to our mother.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Church, West Leyden, with interment to follow in St. Peter’s & Paul’s Cemetery, Fish Creek. There are no public calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, P.O Box 382, West Leyden, NY 13325. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.
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