Boonville - Stephen W. Belewich, 79, died peacefully in his sleep
Saturday, September 19, 2020.  He had been a resident of Sunset Nursing
Home following a stroke in March of 2016.

He was born July 22, 1941 in Rome, the son of Stephen J. and Julia
Bedniarski Belewich.  He grew up in Verona and graduated from VVS class
of 1959. He served his country in the Army National Guard from
1964-1970. He was united in marriage to Kathryn Keller in November 1967
and moved to their long time home in Ava where they raised their four
children.  They later divorced.

Steve grew up working on a family sawmill in Verona.  He owned and
operated his own sawmill for many years with his wife in Ava. Later he
became a heavy equipment operator and mechanic for several companies in
the area.

Steve loved to go fishing, especially in area small creeks.  He loved to
tinker and putter.  He was always available to help out all of his kids
with whatever project they had. He lived to go junking with his brother
Walt and always had treasures to share.  He loved his Polish heritage
and listening to polish music. He always looked forward to having a
Galumpki Dinner!  And he loved loved loved his grandkids!

He is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Kathy Belewich,
Constableville; four children and their spouses, Teresa and Lyle
Nickerson, Thomas and Dorothy Belewich, Daniel and Eileen Belewich, all

Boonville and Charles and Natalie Belewich, Oneida; six
grandchildren-all his pride and joy, Troy Nickerson, Haley Belewich,
Hunter Zawisza, Ivy Belewich and Ryan and Jorgia  Belewich; two
brothers, Walt and Suzanne Belevick, Ava and Tom and Jennifer Belvick,
Durhamville; one sister, Susie White, Durhamville; one sister-in-law,
Sue Belvick, Vernon; two brothers-in-law, Robert Leos, Vernon and Donald
Keller, Florida; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by
a brother, Richard Belvick, sister Carol Leos and brother-in-law, Percy

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Sunset and Greg Mills
for their kindness.

A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Mills Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. For an online
message of sympathy please go to

Boonville- Donna M. (Altrock) Craw, 48, passed away at her residence on Friday, September 18, 2020.  


Donna was born in New Hartford, on June 24, 1972, a daughter of Edward G. and Nancy M. Wood Altrock.  She grew up on Newton St. Forestport and attended Forestport Elementary School, graduating from Adirondack High School, Boonville, with the Class of 1990.  Thereafter, Donna attended and graduated from Utica School of Commerce.  She was first employed at Bank of New York, before employment as a cashier at Cliff’s Market, Alder Creek.  At the present time, Donna was employed as a cashier at Tops Friendly Market, Boonville.


She was predeceased by her mother, Nancy M. Wood Altrock, in 2000.  In addition to her father Edward G., Altrock and step mother, Eva, Forestport, Donna is survived by one brother, Douglas (Sandy) Altrock, Ilion; her son, Kyle Altrock and daughter, Shaena Altrock and her significant other, Bill Hart.  Also surviving are step brothers, Scott and Lisa Flansburg, Russell and Kim Flansburg, Judy Howard, Marie Flansburg and James Flansburg and Dian Beauette.  


Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours are Wednesday from 2-4 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.  Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 264, Boonville, NY 13309.  


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Boonville- Cary Ann Croniser, 42, of East Ava Road, passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 12, 2020.


Cary Ann was born in Lowville, on November 12, 1977, a daughter of Raymond A. and Barbara J. Gardner Kohl.  She grew up in Port Leyden, where she attended elementary school, before completing her high school education at South Lewis Senior High School.  Thereafter she studied nursing at M.V.C.C., Utica.  She was employed as a nurse assistant at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, as a clerk at The Cliff’s Alder Creek Market and as a bar tender at Scooters Bar of Forestport.  


Cary Ann was married to David Croniser and afterwards the couple lived on Main St. Boonville. Later they were divorced.  


She enjoyed cooking, hunting, the outdoors and reading.  Cary was especially proud of her first five point buck and found great pleasure in reminding her dad of the incident.  


In addition to her parents, Raymond and Barbara, of Port Leyden, Cary is survived by her children; a son, Parker Kohl; a daughter, Rylee Croniser; and a son John Croniser, all of Boonville; her siblings, Cory Kohl and Companion, Jackie, California and Sarah Stinebrickner and her companion, Drew Pfendler, Boonville and many nieces and nephews.  


A visitation will be at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, on Friday, September 18, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. and also from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M, where facial coverings must be worn, social distancing and contact tracing will also be observed.      


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LOWVILLE - Vivian M. Hayes, 93, of Lowville, died Thursday afternoon, September 17, 2020 at Lewis County General Hospital.


Vivian was born on June 13, 1927 in town of Watson the daughter of the late Chester E. and Theodora (Stoddard) Loson. She graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1944. She married Walter G. Hayes, Jr. on April 29, 1946 at First Presbyterian Manse with Rev. O.T. Anderson Pastor Officiating. Walter died on June 24, 1997.  


Vivian with husband and mother-in-law, Helen, operated “Little Hotel” at Potters Corners. She and Walt owned and built Green Mansion Mobile Home Park in Floyd. Vivian worked at St. Lukes as a nursing assistant when she decided to attend St. Elizabeth’s Nursing School. She graduated becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse and continued working at St. Lukes. Vivian was a licensed trainer, breeder and owner of Standard breed horses in Remsen and Durhamville. 


She was a member of the United States Trotting Association, NYS Harness Horse Association, and Harness Association of NYS. Vivian was a Life Member of Lewis County Memorial Post # 6912 Auxiliary, a member of Tug Hill Quilters, and Thread Bears Quilting Guild in Sherrill.


She also was an Oneida County hospice volunteer and a member of Oneida County Hospital Auxiliary. Vivian was an avid reader belonging to Lowville Free Library book club. She was a member of Lewis County Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered in the Gift Shop.


Vivian is survived by her two children, her daughter, Janette Peek; her son, William J. (Linda) Hayes; five grandsons, Shawn C. (Ellen A.) Hayes; Shane M. (Aimee) Hayes; Shaughnessy Hayes; Casey L. (Sherri Austin) Peek; and Ronald “RJ” (Madelaine) Hayes; and her seven great grandchildren.


She is predeceased by her son, Robert J. Hayes, her son-in-law, John Peek, her brother, Fredrick Arthur Loson, and her step granddaughter, Heather Murphy.


Due to the Covid-19 restrictions a private burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held near her birthday in June of 2021. Donations in Vivian’s memory may be made to: Lowville Free Library, 5387 Dayan St, Lowville, NY 13367,


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Lyons Falls- Frances Carol Gydesen Yost, 76, formerly of Cherry St. Lyons Falls and widow of Donald, passed away at her residence on Monday, April 20, 2020.  She grew up at the Pines homestead in Penny Settlement, graduating from Port Leyden High School, with the Class of 1961.  For many years she and Don managed and lived at the Cozy Corner Restaurant at the bottom of McAlpine Street hill in Lyons Falls.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 10:30 A.M. at Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls, where Pastor Elizabeth Smith, from the Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls, will officiate.  Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.  


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