Boonville-Beatrice Brown Bailey, 87, died October 9, 2019, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Shunk, PA on July 4, 1932, a daughter of Louis and Anna Barlow Brown.
Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Delbert Bailey, two daughters, Sharon Lake and Barbara Moran.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10 a,m. at the Forestport Presbyterian church with pastor Aggie Walker officiating. There are no calling hours; arrangements have been entrusted to Mills Funeral Home, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
Boonville- Nancy J. Wasco, 78 a resident of the Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation, Ilion, N.Y., passed away on October 8, 2019.
She was born on June 27, 1941 in the town of Boonville a daughter of Peter and Ida Alta Wasco. She attended a country school in Locust Grove and graduated from Port Leyden High school in 1959. Nancy then furthered her education at the Eastern Bible Institute in Pennsylvania.
She enjoyed crocheting, animals, growing African Violets, cooking and baking.
She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Edward.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11 am at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St., Boonville. Calling hours will be from 10 am until the time of the funeral. Burial in Boonville Cemetery. Donation in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. For an online message of sympathy go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
Boonville - On Monday, October 7, 2019, George W. Capron, husband and father of two, passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 75.
George was born on August 13, 1944 in Boonville, NY to Robert and Iva Capron. Upon graduating from Boonville Central School with the class of 1962, he attended Alkins Radio School in Chicago, Il.
George was loved as far as the radio signal would reach and was known as “The Voice of the North Country”. His career as a radio personality began at WBRV in Boonville when he was 17 years old. He remained employed at the station until his death; providing the news, the weather and his own infectious wit for 55 years. In addition to his work at the radio station, George had a milk route and also delivered fuel oil in his younger years. He worked for many years at Adirondack Music in Boonville. Later in his life, George enjoyed working at the Boonville Herald where he was a proofreader and a contributing columnist.
George spent his life in Boonville and had a deep affection for the community and the outdoors that surrounds it. He was a life member of the Lost Trails Snowmobile Club, serving in leadership positions for several years. George loved riding the trails with his family and friends in the snow-packed woods. He was fascinated with weather (especially snowfall). George kept weather data for most of his adult life. His impressive memory helped fill his stories with characters from Boonville, weather history and his passion for music. For George, happiness included sitting in a cold boat on the wind-swept waters of Lake Placid with good friends, waiting to land a big one.
He had been a member of the Boonville Elks where he served as a trustee for many years. George will also be remembered for his color commentary during the Boonville Fair and Woodsmen’s Field Days parades.
He married Laurie Dunn Smith on November 18, 1967 in St. Joseph’s Church in Boonville. George is survived by his wife, Laurie; his two sons, Daniel Capron and Leisa Murphy of Newport, NY and Christopher Capron and his wife Rene` of Centennial, CO; his two grandchildren, Kennedy and Reagan and his sisters, Charlotte Willoughby of Boonville and Diane Daskiewich of Boonville. He is predeceased by his brother-in-law, Channing Willoughby and his sister-in-law Gail (Hoedy) Pruckno. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Visitation hours for the public will be Wednesday, October 9th from 2 to 6PM at Trainor Funeral Home Inc, 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville. A private service will be held on Thursday at the funeral home. All are invited to attend a luncheon and celebration of George’s life on Thursday, October 10th at 12:30 at the Boonville Elks Lodge, State Route 12.
George had a soft spot for animals. In lieu of flowers, consider making a small donation to one of our local animal shelters in his name. His family sends a note of heartfelt appreciation to the Boonville Fire Department and Ambulance; memorial contributions may also be made to the Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309
Forestport- Gale E. (Ritter) Scouten, 74, a life resident of Forestport and wife of Peter J., passed away, with her family at her side, on Monday, October 7, 2019, after a long illness at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.
Gale was born in Utica, on October 5, 1945, a daughter of Guy and Vera Kervin Ritter. She grew up in Forestport, graduating from Forestport Central School, with the Class of 1964. Thereafter she attended college at M.V.C.C., Utica.
On May 15, 1965, Gale was united in marriage with Peter J. Scouten, at St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport. Afterwards the couple established their home on St. Rt. 28, near Forestport.
Gale was first employed at General Electric, Utica and later, after raising her children, she was employed for 20 years as a Keyboard Specialist, in Daytime Rehabilitation Centers for NYSDDSO of Rome, NY, retiring in 2007.
Mrs. Scouten was a very active member of St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport, where Gale served as a Eucharistic Minister; for many years she cleaned the church, decorated the Altar and planted flowers at the church. She was a long time member of the Catholic Women’s Club of St. Patrick’s Church. A religious person, who engraved her Faith in her heart, over the years Gale greatly enjoyed visiting various religious sites in numerous faraway places.
She greatly enjoyed ceramics, cooking, baking, crocheting and knitting. She enjoyed her husband Peter’s hobby of Classic Cars and attending classic car shows with him as well as going for rides in their convertible.
Gale’s family was always in the center of her heart. She greatly loved her husband, Peter, children, grandchildren and all of her family. In addition to her husband, Gale is survived by one son, Ronald (Kimberly) Scouten, Forestport. She was predeceased by a son, Peter J. Scouten, on January 29, 2011. Also surviving is her daughter in law, Colleen (Luke) Pritchard, Forestport; beloved grandchildren, Michael and Abigail Scouten, Steven, Christopher, Sarah and Andrew Scouten; two brothers, Basil Ritter and Larry (Geraldine) Ritter, all of Forestport, nieces and nephews and a sister in law, Tammy Kotary, Rome.
Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport, with interment to follow in Beechwood Cemetery, Forestport. Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport, in care of Christ Our Hope Catholic Community, St. Joseph’s Church, 110 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309.
For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
HOUSEVILLE - Sandra J. Gorczyca, 69, died Thursday morning, October 3, 2019 at her home with her caring family at her side.
Sandy was born on June 30, 1950 in Lowville the daughter of Francis Henry “Hank” and Florence W. (Kohler) Cavanaugh. She graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School. She married Richard J. "Gork" Gorczyca on October 28, 1967 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church with Rev. Francis L. Pikor, O.F.M., officiating. Sandy worked alongside her father at the family farm in Houseville, and the Gorczyca family farm on Whiskey Lane Road in Turin where she had a little gentleman’s farm.
She is survived by her husband,: Richard "Gork", their children, Richard J. Jr.; and Heather K. Gorczyca; her granddaughter, Miranda J. Rys (Zach Perini); her mother Florence W.; her four sisters, Carol Schwartz; Brenda (Norbert) McCanney; Judy (Robert) Meekins; and Frances (Neil) Smithling; nieces and nephews. Sandy was an awesome aunt.
Sandra is predeceased by her father, Francis “Hank” Cavanaugh, and her brother-in-law, Jerry Schwartz.
Sandy enjoyed hunting when she was younger, but loved trout fishing and gardening. She was caring person especially of all animals.
Per her wishes, she is to be cremated and buried in Brantingham Cemetery. Services will be private.
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