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LOWVILLE - David C. “Dee” Dunn, 66, of the town of Watson died Saturday evening, April 13, 2019 at Lewis County General Hospital with his family at his side.


David, the son of the late Victor C. "Red" and Beatrice A. (LaQuay) Dunn, was born on April 21, 1952 in Lowville. He graduated from South Lewis High School in 1971. He married Marianne Hitchcock on December 27, 1986 at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Rev. Bernard H. Christman officiating.


Dee worked in the kitchen of The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter in Turin. He retired from Lowville Farmers Co-op where he worked as a sales associate, delivery driver, and yardman for the building supplies department.


He is survived by his loving wife, Marianne and their daughter Heather; several nieces and nephews including Gavin Cherry; his five sisters: Charlotte (Warren) Levensailor Jr., Ella (Mark) Hawk, Cynthia Spann, Darlene Drake and Rose Devoe; and the Hitchcock clan including Amy (Sam) See, David (Catherine) Hitchcock, Cathy McNamara, Mark (Leah) Hitchcock, and LucyJo Tuttle.


David is predeceased by his two sisters, Jean M. Dunn, who died in infancy, and Aimee Salmon.


Dee was an avid bowler, competing at Lewis Lanes in many leagues. He enjoyed collecting knives. He was taught how to cook chicken from his father. He loved baking and sharing his cookies with everyone. His biggest joy was spending time with his daughter and being the best uncle to his nieces and nephews.


Calling hours for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sundquist Funeral Home. A funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Ed Murphy, Rector officiating. Burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery following the funeral.

Boonville- Jeanne M. Mooney, 83, of Kerwin Road, wife of Charles, passed away at her residence on Saturday, April 13, 2019, while surrounded by the loving care of her family and hospice.
          Jeanne was born on November 17, 1935, on the East Road, Town of Leyden, a daughter of Leon A. and Julia DeVoe Brooks.  She attended the East Road Country School, later graduating from Boonville Central School, with the Class of 1954.  For fifteen years Jeanne was employed in the sanding and staining department of Ethan Allen Furniture Co., Boonville.  Beginning in 1973, Jeanne was employed as a paper tester, first at Georgia Pacific Paper Co., Lyons Falls, retiring from Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper, in 1998. 
          She was married to David Jones, who passed away on June 28, 1966.  In 1967, she moved to her present home on Kerwin Road.
          On January 14, 1978, Jeanne was united in marriage with Charles D. Mooney, Jr. at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. 
          Mrs. Mooney was of the Catholic Faith; she and Charles attended St. Mary’s Church, Constableville, St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden and St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. 
          Jeanne and Charles greatly enjoyed hunting, both in the northern and southern hunting zones.  She was a member of Lewis County Sportsmen’s Club, Moose River Fish and Game Club, Lyons Falls and a member of Tannery Track Hunting Club.  She also enjoyed woodworking, crafts and baking.  In later years she found  great interest and enjoyment from tracing her family genealogy.  
                   In addition to her husband, Charles, Jeanne is survived by two daughters, Tammy (Nelson) Jones, Cold Brook and Julie Paquin, Poland, NY; two grandchildren, Kodie Paquin and Nathan Jones; four sisters, Joanne Levensailor, Boonville, Linda (Cleon) Peebles, Anaheim, CA, Noreen (Richard) Stacy, Blossvale and Erma (Robert) Matuszczak, Port Leyden and by a sister in law, Thelma Trombley, Lyons Falls. Jeanne was predeceased by a sister and brother in law, Marilyn and Russell Urtz and by a brother and sister in law, Leon and Margaret Brooks; brother in law, Ed Trombley, brothers in law and sisters in law, Bernard and Irma Post, and Gordon and Lois Post.  
Jeanne possessed a very tender spot in her heart for all kinds of animals, especially her many feline and canine friends who were a part of her family.  
          Her Funeral will be Wednesday, at 9:30 A.M. at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 10:30 A.M. at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, Pastor will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden.  Calling hours are Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.   Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367, or to Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367. 

LYONS FALLS- Phillip J. Baxter, 60, of Seymour Ave. passed away at his home on Saturday morning, March 30, 2019 under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be held privately by the family in Penny Settlement Cemetery, Lyonsdale. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367; or to Lyons Falls Ambulance, PO Box 520, Lyons Falls, NY 13368. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Phillip is survived by his mother, Laurine Baxter of Lyons Falls; four siblings, Patricia Cole of North Clarendon, VT, Henry Baxter Jr. (Laurie) of Lyons Falls, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Mooney of Port Leyden, Paul (Melissa) Baxter of Port Leyden; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and several cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Henry H. Baxter; and a brother Steven Baxter.

Phillip was born on September 6, 1958 in Munich, Germany, a son of the late Henry H. Baxter and Laurine Clair Baxter and graduated from South Lewis Central School in 1976. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1976-1980 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and New London, CT. After his service, he worked for various construction companies over the years. Most recently, he worked for Lunco of Carthage and North South Connection of Boonville. He enjoyed crossword puzzles books, and collecting small pencil sharpeners. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

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Boonville- Bruce A. Rieben, 71, of Main St. husband of Helen, passed away suddenly, on Sunday, March 31, 2019.


Bruce was born in Rome, on February 21, 1948, a son of Fredrick C. and Lorena Wright Rieben. He grew up in Camden, where he graduated from Camden High School, with the Class of 1967, before furthering his education attending SUNY Morrisville. After that for 32 years Mr. Rieben was employed as a developmental aide, first at Rome Developmental Center, and later for many years at the Post St. CNY DSO Facility, Boonville. After his retirement he was employed as a greeter at the Rome Walmart, before returning to employment at CNY DSO, on a per diem basis for several years. He was married to Donna Mae Davis; that marriage ended in divorce.


On April 12, 1996, Bruce was united in marriage with Helen R. Smith, at the Boonville United Methodist Church.


He was a member of the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church and greatly enjoyed fishing in the Mad River, near Camden, wood working and furniture refinishing and traveling on bus trips throughout the United States.


In addition to his wife, Helen, Bruce is survived by two daughters, Tammy (Matt)

Morgan and Rebecca Rieben, all of Rome; two grandchildren, Cassidy and Emily Morgan; a great grandson, Carter King and two sisters, Donna (Jim) Tanner, Florida, and JoAnne (Harold) Boyce, SC. He was predeceased by a brother, Fred Rieben.


His Funeral will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Daniel Richter of the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be later this spring in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Department Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309, or to a humane society of your choice.

LOWVILLE –Burton Julius “Burt” Halladay, 77, of Route 26, Lowville, passed away Thursday evening, March 28, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. A gathering at the Lewis County Marine Corps League Det. # 754 (Farney Hall) will immediately follow the funeral service. Any food donations may be taken directly to the Marine Corps League on Monday morning after 8:30 a.m. Spring burial with Military Honors will be in Martinsburg Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019, prior to the service, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Association, CNY Chapter, 200 Gateway Park Drive, Bldg. C, Syracuse, NY 13212 or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Burt is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Sandy; four children and five step-children and their spouses, Colleen and Richard Lanning of New Vienna, Ohio, Debra and John I. Nagy of Lowville, Kathleen White of Melbourne, FL, Scott and Billie Jo Halladay of Croghan, Mark and Judy Pominville, Glenfield, Lori Hirsch ,Croghan, Charlene and Dale Hirschey of Glenfield, Eric and Cynthia Pominville of Lowville, and Renee and Mark Olmstead of Brantigham. Also surviving are brothers, Charles (Joyce) Halladay, Keith (Betty) Halladay, a brother-in law-Loren Lee, a half- brother James Hulbert; a sister Patricia Halladay Hulbert, many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by brother, Bernard “Bud” Halladay; a sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Donald Widrick; a sister, Marilyn Lee; a half- brother, William Hulbert; a brother-in-law, Ronald Hulbert; and a granddaughter, Sydny Ellen Halladay.

Burt was born on October 19, 1941 in Sandy Creek, NY, a son of the late Donald K. and Dorothy E. (Brouty) Halladay. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963. On April 28, 1962, he married Agnes E. Benware, the marriage later ended in divorce. On August 30, 1997, he married Sandy Samsa Pominville at their home. Burt worked as an electrician at Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper for 38 years, 1963-2001. Later, he drove truck for Lowville Fuels. He then worked as an electrician for Demko Electric. In 2004, he became the caretaker at Whitaker Park retiring in 2014.

Burt loved high school wrestling. He wrestled in high school and was a class D champion his junior and senior years. He enjoyed attending high school wrestling matches and tournaments. He loved gardening and yard work. Burt spent a lot of his time working in their gorgeous yard. He took pride in building and caring for their beautiful home. He enjoyed politics. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a loving parent and grandparent, who spent a lot of meaningful time talking and guiding them. His wisdom and compassionate conversations will always be remembered.

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