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Hawkinsville- Graham John Nellis, 81, of Hayes Road, East, husband of Ramona, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.


John was born in Little Falls, on February 11, 1937, a son of Graham John and Ida Mae Stewart Nellis. He grew up in the Mayfield area, graduating from Northville High School, with The Class of 1956. While in high school, during the summers, John was employed at the Adirondack Hotel on Great Sacandaga Lake, at Northville.


After completing his education, John was first employed at the Crushed Rock Stone Quarry in Pattersonville. Later he learned the electrical trade while employed for Fritz Moller Co. of Benson, NY and was employed as an electrician in building construction. He was also employed at the Art Hoag Building Moving Co. of Rome. In 1966, John began his employment at the New York State School for the Deaf in Rome, retiring as supervisor of maintenance in 1995.


From 1958 until his honorable discharge as Staff Sergeant in 1967, John served his country in the New York Army National Guard, serving out of Gloversville, NY.


On September 2, 1960, John was united in marriage with Ramona M. Wilson, at the Gloversville Methodist Church and this was a loving union which endured for nearly 58 years. Afterwards the couple resided in the Mayfield area, until settling in Hawkinsville in 1967.


John attended the New Covenant Church, Port Leyden and the Boonville United Methodist Church and the Boonville Rod and Gun Club. He greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Hawkinsville and Woodgate area. He also enjoyed kayaking and camping with his family.


In addition to his wife, Ramona, John is survived by his children, Kelly Myers, Hawkinsville, Margaret (Bernie) Ward, Constableville, James (Brenda) Nellis, Hawkinsville, Penny (Mike) Mulkey, Boonville, Thomas (Jennifer) Nellis, Oneida; grandchildren and great grandchildren; Pennie (Christopher) Hutchins, Khloe and Alana, Anthony (Shannon) Myers, Rae Lynn and Maxon, Lisa Myers (Alexander Pfendler), Brayden, Tanner, Maddox, Mitchell, Marissa and Mariah Ward, Nicole (Douglas) Henry, Peighton, Addison, Parker, Ryan (Chantal) Nellis, Easton, Emerson, Eli, Kerri (Ryan) Egnaczyk, Landon, Jason (Heather) Backer, Mason, Kaelana Backer, (Janice), Tyler and Tori Nellis.


Funeral Services will be Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday 10 A.M. until the funeral at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.


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West Leyden- Maria C. Fey, 50, of the Osceola Road, wife of Norman C., passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.


Maria was born in Queens, New York City, on June 19, 1968, the daughter of Raymond and Katherine M. Timberlake Bertine. She grew up in Queens and in Bellmawr, New Jersey, before moving with her family to the Freeman Road, West Leyden. Maria graduated from Adirondack Central High School, Boonville, with the Class of 1986.


For 28 years, she was employed for New York State Department of Corrections.


On January 23, 1987, Maria was united in marriage with Norman C. Fey, at the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church, Ava.


Mrs. Fey attended Point Rock United Methodist Church and also the Resurrection Life Church, Rome. Maria was an out-going people person, who possessed a very charismatic personality. She loved people and her presence and smile would light up the environment she was in.


Maria also greatly enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Charlotte and her nieces, nephews and family.


In addition to her husband, Norman, Maria is survived by a daughter, Kendel L. Fey and Casey Tyndall, West Leyden; a son, Jacob R. (Sabrina) Fey, West Leyden, a granddaughter, Charlotte Rae Fey, her mother, Kathy Finerfrock, West Leyden, her father, Raymond L. Bertine, East Durham, NY, a sister, Judy L. Finerfrock, West Deptford, NJ. In 2001, Maria was predeceased by her step-father, Franklin R. Finerfrock, with whom she had a long and loving relationship. She was also predeceased by a sister, Barbara Jean Finerfrock. Also surviving are her mother and father in law, Norman R. and Otilla Fey, West Leyden, three sisters in law and their spouses, Ingrid (Robert) Aldrich, West Leyden, Holly (Jim) Griffith, Mt. Juliet, TN, Heidi (Jeff) Gerrard, West Leyden and nieces, nephews and a large extended family for which she had great affection.


A Memorial Service will be Wednesday at 4:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where visitation hours are Wednesday 1-4 P.M. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in West Leyden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Leyden Fire Department P.O. Box 205, West Leyden, NY 13489.

Kayuta Lake- Russell J. Hirschey, 71, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 12, 2018.


A native and life resident of Boonville, Russ was born on June 10, 1947, a son of Dr. Wilbur C. and Marion Davis Hirschey. He graduated from Boonville Central School, before earning a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Utica College of Syracuse University. Thereafter for over 30 years, Mr. Hirschey was employed in the retail fuel business, beginning with Williams Oil Co. Remsen and continuing with Mohawk Valley Oil Co. and Sunoco, before retiring from Superior Energy Co., Marcy, NY.


On June 15, 1968, Russ was united in marriage with the love of his life, Andrea H. Wright, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonville, and a blessed union which endured for 50 years. In 1969, the couple settled at their residence near Kayuta Lake.


For several years Mr. Hirschey served his community as a member of the Forestport Town Board and later as Supervisor of the Town of Forestport.


Russ was a member of Boonville United Methodist Church, the Upper Balsam Flats Hunting Club and the Boonville Lodge of Elks # 2158. He greatly enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, history, was an avid reader and was a Syracuse University Orange Basketball Fan and a NY Yankee Fan.


Russ will be fondly remembered as being a good man who loved and served his community and who in his gentle and helpful spirit, was a friend to everyone.


In addition to his wife, Andrea, Russ is survived by one son, Jonathan R. (Kim) Hirschey, Deerfield; one daughter, Michele Hirschey and Kevin Hoage, Greensboro, NC; two grandsons, Cooper and Carter Hirschey; his mother, Marion Hirschey, Boonville; two sisters, Kay (Tim) Skjellerup, Boonville and Barbara (Robert) Kotz, Syracuse and several nieces and nephews.


His Funeral will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 1-4 P.M. & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Erwin Library, 104 Schuyler St. Boonville, NY 13309 or to Hospice and Pallative Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.

Port Leyden – Beverly D. Kinel, 87, went to be with Our Lord on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, while surrounded by the love and care of her family at the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany.


Beverly was born on November 17, 1930 in Boonville, a daughter of Fred and Viola Rudd Kellogg. Following her education she was employed at Lally Manufacturing Co., Port Leyden as a clothing inspector. She was united in marriage with James R. Dailey on March 4, 1951 in Boonville. The couple settled on the Moose River Road in Port Leyden. Mr. Dailey passed away on February 5, 1980.


On May 8, 1982 Beverly married Walter F. Kinel at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Beverly was active in the Port Leyden Senior Citizens group where she volunteered as the head of music and entertainment. She was of the Methodist faith, and was an active member of the Dewey Chapter #449 Order of the Eastern Star, Old Forge.


Beverly found the greatest joy in the time she devoted to spending with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Walt, Beverly is survived by two sons, Bruce Dailey, Remsen; Douglas Dailey and his wife, Kathy, Utica; three daughters, Patricia M. Kinel, Lee Center, Linda Hartl and husband, Larry, Carthage, Dawn Rathbun and husband, Jerry, Honolulu, HI. She was predeceased by a daughter, Viola Barrows, June 29, 2014. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; brothers, Russell E. Kellogg, Watertown, Ervin E. (Chris) Kellogg, Leeds, NY, Carl L. Kellogg, Highmarket and Charles (Evelyn) Kellogg, Dickinson, TX. She was predeceased by two sisters, Loretta Hill, and Shirley Joslin and three brothers, Lloyd, Richard and Harold “Spike” Kellogg. Also surviving is a brother in law, Charles “Chuck” Joslin, Lowville and several nieces and nephews.


Her Funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 A.M. at the Boonville United Methodist Church, Main St., with interment to follow in Port Leyden Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 4-8 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to The Boonville United Methodist Church

LOWVILLE - Wadyslawa W. “Lottie” Szewil, 91, died Friday, August 3, 2018 at her home in West Martinsburg.

Mrs. Szewil was born on June 2, 1927 in Poland the daughter of the late John and Theresa (Krokosz) Cierniak. As a young girl she was captured by the German Army while riding her bicycle and was sent to a concentration camp during WW II.

She married Teodor Szewil on August 18, 1945 in Germany. She worked for Gerald and John Fogarty Laundry, the Martinsburg Nursing Home for Edith Arthur, and helped at her son, Michael’s farm. Lottie and Teodor made their home on the West Road. Teodor died on June 20, 2006.

Lottie enjoyed the outdoors, spending time on her flower gardens around the house, and the vegetable garden. She canned and did home made preserves, and loved cooking.

She is survived by her son, John and Cheryl Szewil of Lowville; her daughter-in-law, Helen Szewil; five grandchildren, Christina (Chris) Letham, Teresa Reder, Holly (Tim) Hanno, Deborah (Cole) Mullin, Theodore (Cindy) Szewil; and her five great grandchildren; two sisters, Veronica Dziki and Bronislawa Wszolock, of Poland.

Lottie is predeceased by her sons, Michael E. Szewil, and Stanley B. Szewil, her sister, Jeanett Woizydnoig and brother’s John, Frank, and Edward Cierniak.

Calling hours for family and friends will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Sundquist Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.

A funeral mass will be said on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Houseville, with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, officiating. Burial will follow in Martinsburg Cemetery.

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