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LOWVILLE - Joyce A. Crouse-Geer, 62, died Thursday afternoon on January 16, 2020 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center where she has been a patient since the beginning of November.

Joyce was born on March 12, 1957 in Lowville the daughter of the late Milton C. and Charlotte N. (Roggie) Crouse. She graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School the Class of 1975. Joyce worked for the former Lally Manufacturing Co., in Port Leyden and for Jreck Subs in Lowville. Joyce also worked as a driver for the Office for the Aging and volunteered at Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed camping and traveling. Joyce loved her cat and animals, she also enjoyed knitting.

Surviving are her sister, Joan M. Crouse; her aunts, Elizabeth (Raymond) Larkins; Mary (Eugene) Kloster; her uncle, John N. Roggie, Jr.; and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held at Beaches Bridge Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are with the Sundquist Funeral Home.

Boonville- Beverly J. Weiler, 85, of Foxwood Lane, widow of Norbert R., passed away peacefully, while on comfort care, on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Sunset Nursing & rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where had resided since January 4, 2020.

Beverly was born in The Town of Russell, (St. Lawrence County), on February 15, 1934, a daughter of John Vernon and Lelah Grimshaw Poole. She grew up in Morristown, NY, where she received her education. Later Beverly was employed at Gould’s Motor Co., Watertown and for Handkerchief Manufacturing Co., Norwalk CT. In 1985, she relocated to Boonville, residing on Woodgate Drive. For several years Mrs. Weiler was employed at Lally Manufacturing Co. in Port Leyden and Adams, NY, as a seamstress. Her last employment was as a maid, at The Old Forge Motel.

On June 27, 1986, Beverly was united in marriage with Norbert R. Weiler, at Morristown, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Mr. Weiler a former logger and employee of the Town of Boonville, passed away on June 25, 2015.

Beverly especially enjoyed playing Bingo; she was a member of Tow Path Trekker’s running and walking group of Boonville, a member of AARP of Boonville, and a member of the Young at Heart Senior Citizens of Boonville. She also greatly enjoyed riding round trip on the train from Utica, NY to Fresno California and back.

Mrs. Weiler is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Hopseker, Boonville; three sons, John V. Callaghan, North Carolina, Roger W. Callaghan, North Carolina, David M. Callaghan, Tennessee and her husband Norbert’s children; Timothy (Renda) Weiler, Indiana, Thomas (Betsy) Weiler, New Hampshire, Lorie and Mark Bellinger, Boonville and Julie and Bruce Weigand, Turin; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Beverly was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Burdick and Barbara’s daughter, Cindy Lou.

Relatives and friends are invited to visitation hours from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. There will be no further services. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309

MARTINSBURG- Jeffrey C. Overton Sr., 66, of Whittaker Road, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, surrounded by his loving family.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. 5702 Waters Road, Lowville, with Pastor Doug Ploof, Pastor of East Pitcairn Wesleyan Church, officiating. Spring Burial will be in the Martinsburg Cemetery. A gathering at the Lowville VFW will immediately follow the funeral service, all are welcome. Any food donations may be taken directly to the Lowville VFW on Wednesday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made by clicking the donation tab at to help the family with the funeral expenses or there will be envelopes for the family at the funeral home.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Valerie; four children, Jason and his wife, Lisa Overton of Castorland, Tanya LaVancha of North Carolina, Laura and her husband, Jerome LaPlatney of Harrisville, Jeffrey C. Overton Jr. and his fiancé Corbyn Thompson of Norwich; eleven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and another great-granddaughter on the way; his siblings and their spouses, Carla and Dick Adams of Martinsburg, Lucinda “Cindy” Overton of Lowville, Roxanne and Randy Morak of Martinsburg, Carlyle Overton Jr. of Lowville; an uncle; several nieces, nephews and cousins, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, William and Beverly Burr of Harrisville. He is predeceased by a granddaughter Tyra Amber Overton who died on May 13, 2007.

Jeffrey was born on October 1, 1953 in West Carthage, NY, a son of the late Carlyle Leo and Laura Lucille Dealing Overton. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1970 and went on to Delhi University where he studied masonry. A marriage with Ruth Hoffman ended in divorce. He worked for area construction companies. On March 24, 1989, he married his companion of ten years, Valerie Hoffman. Together they shared 42 years together. Jeff and Valerie and family started Adirondack Painting where he partnered with Gary Galasso until Jeff retired in 2019. Jeff ‘s family was most important to him. He enjoyed spending time with them, especially at family cook outs. He also loved the outdoors and crossword puzzles.

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Forestport - We celebrate the life of Peter Matthews born in White Plains, NY, on November 6, 1947. He was the eldest son of Richard J. and Theresa Basile Matthews. He grew up in Scarsdale, NY and Colonia, NJ where he received his high school education at the Perth Amboy Vocational School. Anyone who knew Pete knew he was always the “life of the party”. Everyone who was blessed by his presence felt his generous and tremendous spirit that gave him or her comfort when they were weary, humor when they needed to smile, and love when they needed warmth. Life was not short of challenges but still he has managed to draw people to him with his bubbly personality, contagious smile, and a laughter that will fill your heart.

If Pete loved you, there is no question that you knew it and felt it. His genuine and pure heart will continue on through all that he loved. Whatever Pete did, he did fully and unwaveringly. His love and courage prompted him to serve his country in the Army in the Vietnam War. Soon after, Pete lived a productive civilian life, met the love of his life, and was employed for 25 plus years at United Parcel Service (UPS) in Edison, NJ. Later he relocated to Forestport, NY where he has resided since with friends who became family. Pete enjoyed working in the garage, building his camaro, fishing, spending time on the lake, playing with Jackson and making memories with his beloved friends and family.

Peter R. Matthews, 72, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. He was predeceased by his loving wife Barbara Seaman and survived by his sister Kathy, Brother Rick, nephews Andrew and Eric, niece Carly, and great nephew Nico.

His Funeral will be on Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Rev. Thomas A. Ward, pastor of Christ Our Hope Catholic Community, of Boonville and Forestport will officiate. Members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey V.F.W. Post and Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville, will provide Military Rites at the conclusion of the funeral service. Calling hours are Wednesday 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Memorial contributions may be made to a Veteran’s charity of your choice.

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Turin- Nancy E. Podgers Smith Pratt, 80, of West Road, Turin, wife of Donald W., passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica. For many years Nancy was employed as a secretary at Snow Ridge Ski Area, Turin, where she enjoyed skiing. Later for many years she was employed as a secretary and receptionist for Bartell Machinery Systems LLC, Rome, NY.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation hours on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 4-7 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. There are no further services scheduled at this time and an obituary will be submitted when available.

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