GLENFIELD –Elizabeth J. “Betty” Tiffany, 87, formerly of Old Glendale, wife of the late Harold A. Tiffany, passed away at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility on Thursday morning, July 9, 2020.


A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Old Glendale Cemetery with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, officiating.  Please follow Phase Four guidelines and wear masks.  There will be no calling hours or funeral service.  A gathering at 3 G Fire Department will immediately follow the graveside service. Any food donations may be taken directly to the fire hall on Friday morning, July 17, 2020.  Memorials in Betty’s name may be made to Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Activities Fund or Glenfield United Methodist Church. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home.Lowville.


Betty is survived by her four children and their spouses, Paula J. Kendall and her companion, Mike Flynn of Glenfield, Carol A. and Patrick Millard, of Glenfield, Jane E. and Mindon Luther of Lyons Falls, Douglas E. and Mary E. Tiffany of Glenfield; her seven grandchildren, Mandi & Eric Highers of Carthage, Michael & Keri Millard of Lowville, Eric & Sara Luther of Carthage, Chad & Caitlin Luther of Forestport, Scot and Diana Luther of Turin, Jessica Tiffany of Tonawanda, Erin & Matthew Scheemaker of Cicero; and her two step-grandchildren, Bob and Tessa Millard of Lowville, and Trisha Millard of Watertown; Betty also has 12 great-grandchildren, and four step great-grandchildren and a step-great-great grandson.Also survived by four sisters, Barbara Richards; Marylou & Ted Kulpa , Linda and Tom Zehr; and Donna Krokowski ; sisters-in-law, Nancy Gaylord & Fran Gaylord; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Harold; a son-in-law, Wayne Kendall; her granddaughter, Jessica Tiffany’s  fiancé, Paul Pender; a sister & brother-in-law, Lois & Preston Brower; brothers, Kenneth Gaylord, Jr., Eugene Gaylord, William & Kazuko Gaylord, Richard and Faye Gaylord; two brothers-n-law, Karl Krokowski & David Richards.

WATSON - Betty M. Griswold, of the Pine Grove Road, died Wednesday evening, June 24, 2020 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where she was a resident for one day.


Mrs. Griswold was born on April 26, 1932 in Lowville the daughter of the late Emmett and Marjorie (Stoddard) Hill.  Betty graduated from Lowville Free Academy. She married Robert L. Griswold, Sr. on October 11, 1950 at Watson Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Bennett, Pastor officiating.  Betty and Robert made their home in Watson. Bob died on November 17, 1990. 


Betty worked at Beaverite in Beaver Falls and Glenfield and was a homemaker. She was a member of Lowville American Legion Post #162 Auxiliary.


She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Anderson (Steve Bobb) of Watson;  her granddaughter, Ashley Lamont (Chris McBroom) of Glenfield; her sister, JoAnne Murphy of Watson; her daughter-in-law, Cindy Griswold of Glenfield; sisters-in-law, Susan Matuszczak and Pam Hill all of Watson; several nieces and nephews.


Betty is predeceased by her son, Robert M. Griswold, brothers, William E. and Arthur "Butch" Hill.


Calling hours will be on Saturday, June 27th, from 11:00 A.M to 12:00 Noon at the Sundquist Funeral Home and a mask is required, followed by a graveside service at Beaches Bridge Cemetery at 12:30 P.M. Please follow Phase IV guidelines and please wear a mask.


Memorials in Betty’s name may be made to: Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367


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Boonville – Gerald Roger Backer, 80, longtime resident of Ava and West Leyden passed away suddenly on Monday, June 22, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where he was recovering from surgery.


Gerald was born in Lowville on September 11, 1939 a son of Raymond and Estella Lisowski Backer.  He grew up in the Town of Ava, graduating from West Leyden Central School, with the Class of 1958.  Following high school Gerald enlisted with the U.S. Navy, where he was stationed at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Newport, RI from 1958-1962, going on to serve as a corpsman in the Navy, receiving the Good Conduct Medal.


He was married to Beverly Jean Sanders in 1963 in Albert Lea, Minnesota.  The couple were married for 13 years.  While in Minnesota, Gerald was employed for Streaters Store Fixtures and Universal Co-op Tire Distribution Center.  While employed at Universal, Gerald met Lou Ann Bassett, the couple married and shortly after moved back to New York State.  Gerald and Lou Ann settled in West Leyden, where Gerald was then employed at Fort Drum, and at Adirondack Central School as a school bus driver.  He retired in 2004 from Walmart Distribution Center, Marcy.  Mrs. Backer passed away in 2017.


He is survived by his son Timothy A. Backer, North Syracuse, daughter Trinity R. (Ross) Testa, New Hartford, grandchildren: Stefani Backer, North Syracuse, Samantha Testa, New Hartford, and Nathan Testa, New Hartford.  He is also survived by his sister Nora Dutch (Doug Houghton) of West Leyden.  He was predeceased by his parents, wife Lou Ann, and brother-in-law Lynn Dutch.


Graveside services with military honors will be held on Friday, June 26, at 11:00 am at Ava Cemetery, where Pastor Dan Tabolt will officiate.  Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.  It is respectfully requested that attendees of the services adhere to social distancing protocols and guidelines.  Memorial contributions may be directed towards an organization of your choice in the development of Parkinson’s disease research and treatment.


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Port Leyden- Lowell F. Dexter, 75, of West Main St., husband of the late Elaine, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.


Lowell was born in Lowville, on November 14, 1944, a son of Floyd and Louise Dugas Dexter.  He was a lifelong resident of Port Leyden, where he graduated from high school. For several years, he was employed as a sawyer at Ethan Allen Furniture Co. Boonville.  On October 29, 1966, Lowell was united in marriage with Elaine Carpenter, at Mt. Carmel Church, Utica.  In 1967, the couple settled at their residence on West Main St. Port Leyden.  Elaine, who was a seamstress for many years at Lally Manufacturing Co. Port Leyden, passed away on September 26, 2013.  


Mr. Dexter was of the Catholic faith; in years past he had attended St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden.  Lowell greatly enjoyed baseball and for a time he coached the Port Leyden Babe Ruth Baseball Team.  He also possessed a keen interest in fishing, playing horse shoes, watching NY Yankee Baseball, NY Giants Football and NASCAR.


In addition to his son, Darren, Lowell is survived by a sister, Cherie M. Mashaw, Boonville and a longtime friend, Bob Millick.  He was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence, on January 3, 2009.  


His Funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden.  Calling hours are Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until the funeral at the funeral home, where masks and social distancing is required according to current mandates.  Memorial contributions may be made to Port Leyden Little League, C/O Ryan Battles, P.O. Box 3, Port Leyden, NY 13433. 


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Constableville- Laura T. Williamson, 82, of James Street, passed away
Sunday, June 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and under the
care of Lewis County Hospice.

She was born on August 2, 1937, in Utica, N.Y, a daughter of Thomas and
Victoria Kilbourn Ferjet. Laura grew up in Forestport and graduated from
Forestport  High School in 1956. She was united in marriage to her
loving husband, Wallace {Bill} Williamson on May 2, 1959, at the
Boonville Presbyterian Church.

She taught Sunday school at the Constableville Methodist Church where
she was a member for many years. Laura was a faithful devoted Christian
who loved the Lord and her church family. Laura enjoyed cake decorating,
quilting and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her family.
Laura was employed at the Constableville Elementary School Cafeteria for
16 years, retiring in 2001.

Surviving are her husband Wallace (Bill), her children, Steven
Williamson and Shawn Alsip, Middletown, Ohio;  Dale and Theresa
Williamson, Lyons Falls, Gary and Diana Williamson, Middletown, Ohio,
Deborah and Bryon Elkins, Austin, TX, Tracy and Stacey Bureau, Bethel,
CT; grandchildren,  Eric Farr, Ashley and Moe Ordell, Brad and Melissa
Williamson, Bethany and Michael Wendt, Evan Bureau, Lauryn Elkins;
great grandchildren,  Christopher Williamson, Emma and Alexis
Williamson, Dylan Wendt, Max and Harlyn Ordell and Barrett Farr. She was
predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Thomas (Ham), George (Bucko),
Joan Kline, Betty Ferjet, Lucille Allen, Carol Wood, Mary Scouten and
Alice Williams.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.
at Constableville Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Please
wear a face mask and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers
contributions can be made to Constableville United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 9, Turin, NY 13473-0009. Mills Funeral Home, Boonville is in
charge of the arrangements. For an online message of sympathy please go

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