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Boonville-Barbara I. Fox, 87, passed away unexpectedly at her home on February 10, 2020.


She was born in Rome N.Y. on April 5, 1932 a daughter of Clark and Alice Grinnell Hopper. She grew up in Taberg and graduated from Camden High School. Barb then attended the Utica School of Commerce.  Her  employment  began at  Oneida National Bank, Rome, then Holland Patent School as a secretary and then Agway in Boonville as a bookkeeper.  She enjoyed bowling in various leagues for many years.


Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Harold (Hal) and Linda Fox, Boonville, Brian and Valerie Fox, Forestport, Bruce and Beth Fox, Boonville and Kevin and Brenda Fox, Boonville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and a half sister, Geraldine Wells.  She was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Kalk and companion, Clifford Seelman, on January 25, 2016 


A graveside service will be held in the spring at Maple Hill Cemetery, Taberg. There are no calling hours, arrangement by Mills Funeral Home, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy go to

Remsen- Arthur Scott Pfendler, 79, husband of the late Helen, passed away at his residence, on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Arthur was born in Boonville, on July 1, 1940, a son of Arthur L. “ Fritz” and Clara Clark Pfendler. He grew up in Forestport, where he graduated from high school. On June 25, 1960, Arthur married Helen Pauline Ingersoll, at the First Baptist Church of Boonville. In 1963, the couple settled on Kirkland Road, near Forestport, where they resided until 2000, when they moved to their present home near Remsen. From 1963, until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Pfendler was employed as a mechanic at Jew Sew of Barneveld. Mrs. Pfendler passed away on November 18, 2018. He greatly enjoyed playing golf and was on the Thursday Night Golf Team at Alder Creek Golf Course and Arthur also greatly enjoyed fishing with his brothers on Black Lake. Mr. Pfendler was a member of Boonville Lodge of Elks, # 2158. He is survived by one daughter, Royanne (Duke) Sprowell, Forestport and was predeceased by a son Wade S. Pfendler, on November 12, 2015. Also surviving are three grandsons; William, Dennis and Matthew Sprowell, seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Nila Gerling, Utica and Linda Wagner, Ocala, FLA; three brothers and two sisters in law, Russell (Janice) Pfendler, Jerry Pfendler, all of Boonville and Richard (Diane) Pfendler, Woodgate. He was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia Schmelzle; a brother, Dale and by a brother and sister; Ronald and Jacqueline who both passed away in infancy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at Forestport Presbyterian Church. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s / St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, 9004 East River St. Forestport, NY 13338. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

Port Leyden: Richard A. Cobb of 2531 St. Route 12 passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at his home. He was born February 9th 1973 in Lowville, the son of Alan and Jane Hutchins Cobb and attended South Lewis Central School in Turin. 


He was employed for many years in construction at Fort Drum, Watertown. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding, motorcycles, and spening time with his grandchildren. He is survived by three sons Richard Cobb Jr., Matthew Cobb, and Alan Cobb, all of Port Leyden. Also his mother Jane Coe of Glenfield, three grandsons Brandon Cobb, Deagan Cobb, Ethan Cobb, and one granddaughter, Ariana Cobb. He is predeceased by his father Alan, who died in July 9th, 1990, and a sister, Sally Cobb, who died March 9th 2019. 

Cremation will bein Chenango Valley Crematorium, Earlville, NY. 

There are no calling hours or funeral service. 

The Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC, Port Leyden is entrusted with the arrangements. 

Boonville- Cheri H. Failing, 87, passed away on February 2, 2020 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she resided since 2015.

Cheri was born in Lowville on May 18, 1932 a daughter of Wayne Sr. and Henrietta Hughes Houghton.  Cheri came to Boonville from Forestport when she was in seventh grade and graduated from Boonville High School in 1950. She then worked at the Adirondack League Club as a cook and nanny. She married Robert E. Failing on March 16, 1951 at the Boonville United Methodist Church. After their marriage the couple lived on First Street in Boonville and then moved to Route 12D for eight years. They also lived on Woodgate Drive for ten years before moving to their Sargent Road Home.  Cheri was employed at various downtown Boonville stores, O’Donnell’s Bookstore, Sweeney Lumber, Lyons Falls, Hess Pharmacy and Erwin Library. She was a founding member of Matthew’s Place where she served as manager. She was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Boonville. Cheri enjoyed walking, dancing, reading, camping and going to school sporting events.

Cheri was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Robert, on February 27, 2019.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Jennine Failing, Winston Salem, NC, Nicholas and Judy Failing, Raleigh, NC; two daughters and son-in-law, Lisa and Blane Kaiding, Boonville and Robin Outtrim, Camden; nine grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Nichole, Gwendolyn, Christine, Phillip, Robert, Bradley and Kylie; eight great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Jean Houghton, Melbourne, FL and Richard and Jean Houghton, CA; one sister, Rita Merriam, Boonville;  two sisters-in-law, Margaret Failing, Boonville and Jenny Failing, Talcotville and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Mark and Bradley Failing, son-in-law, Wayne Outtrim and two brothers-in-law, Donald and Richard Failing.

Cheri’s family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Rita Merriam for all of the loving endless care and devotion she has shown to Cheri.

A Memorial Service will be held in the spring and there are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Abundant Life Church, Boonville or to Friends of Erwin Park, 13149 State Route 12, Boonville, NY 13309. Mills Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. For an online message of sympathy please go to

Boonville – Bryan Lawrence Jasek, 7, the son of Henry and Amanda Lynch Jasek passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2020 at Lewis County General Hospital.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on September 4, 2012. He was currently attending Adirondack Central School where he was in second grade in Ms. Mathis’ class. Bryan loved to race and go as fast as he could. His Mom and Dad called him a “daredevil”. He liked drawing and playing video games. He enjoyed playing with his pet cats, Gizmo, Roxy and Bootsy, who was his favorite out of the three. Bryan was a member of the Boonville Cub Scout Pack #13 and enjoyed participating in activities particularly the Pine Wood Derby where he placed 1st at last year’s event. He was certainly a very special child and very muched loved and will be greatly missed by many.

He is survived by his Mom and Dad; one sister, Brooke; one brother, Braiden; maternal grandparents, Alan Lynch, Boonville, Elaine Davis and Michael Hardy, Rome; paternal grandparents, Pamela and Mike Sheppard, Utica; maternal great grandmother, Genevieve Fuller, West Leyden; maternal great grandparents, Jean and Clarence Davis, Glenfield; paternal great grandfather, Ray Hotaling, Forestport; many aunts, uncles, cousins, special friends at school and his aid at school, Morgan Weiler. He was predeceased by grandfather, Henry Jasek in 2018 and great grandfather Larry Fuller in 2014.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville, with a celebration of his life to follow at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, 550 Mickle Blvd., Camden, New Jersey, 08103. For an online message of sympathy please go to

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