April 15, 1924 to July 7, 2014
West Leyden– Kenneth G. Trainor, 90, a long-time resident of West Leyden, NY, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of his family. Ken had been a resident of the nursing home since November 2013.
He was born at the Trainor residence in the village of West Leyden, on April 15, 1924, a son of Alexander Winfield and Bessie Logan Trainor. Ken graduated from West Leyden High School, with the Class of 1941. While in high school he excelled in playing basketball and baseball. Following his high school education, he attended Cornell University School of Agriculture in Ithaca, NY.
On November 28, 1942, Mr. Trainor enlisted in the U.S. Army, entering active service on March 23, 1943, at Ft. Niagara, NY. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an armored tail gunner on a B-24 Bomber simply known as "105," in the 742nd Bomb Squadron based in Cerignola, Italy. He flew a total of 24 sorties in air combat in the European Theater of WWII, in campaigns at North Apennines, Rhineland, Po Valley, Central Europe, and the Balkans. Ken was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant on October 5, 1945. He was awarded the EAME Theater Ribbon w/5 Bronze Stars and the Air Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster.
Following his service in WWII, Ken completed his education at Cornell University. While attending Cornell, he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Later he and his brother Alex operated a dairy farm in Castorland, before returning to Boonville and West Leyden, where he resided for many years with the families of Hugh and Mabel Trainor and Alex and Kay Trainor. Ken greatly enjoyed stream fishing, downhill skiing, gardening, reading, watching basketball and baseball, putting together puzzles, and solving complex math problems. In his younger years he had enjoyed playing town team basketball.
He is survived by thirteen nieces and nephews: Sharon (William) Smith, Luray, VA; Lynn Trainor, Bethesda, MD; Mary (Vincent) Valle, Alexandria, VA; Lance (Diane) Trainor, Boonville, NY; Timothy (Maria) Trainor, New Hartford, NY; Cynthia (Randall) Crill, Cookeville, TN; Melissa (Joseph) Stevens, Utica, NY; Lauri (Kevin) Owens, Leetonia, OH; Nanette (Keith) Owens, Rogers, OH; Nathan (Jill) Trainor, Fredericksburg, VA; Benjamin (Tammy) Trainor, Cottageville, WV; Elizabeth (Robert) Fine, Briarcliff Manor, NY; Brian (Margie) Duncan, Kendall Park, NJ; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his nephew Michael K. (Debbie) Trainor on June 28, 2014. The last of his family, Ken was predeceased by his twin brother, Keith Trainor, in 1928, and brothers Hugh M. Trainor and Alexander W. Trainor, and by a sister, Mary Trainor Duncan. Ken's family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderfully kind and compassionate care rendered to Ken, especially acknowledging the C-wing nurses and staff and Dr. Restituto Acosta, as well as Ken's special caregivers, Karen LeVan and Dr. Kevin McCormick.
His funeral will be held Monday, July 14, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in West Leyden Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St., Boonville, NY 13309.
August 20, 1916 to July 9, 2014
West Leyden- Norbert W. Wilbert, 97, a long time resident of Fish Creek Road, husband of the late Freda, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a short illness.
He was born on in West Leyden, August 20, 1916, a son of William W. and Anna Kirk Wilbert, and grew up at the Wilbert homestead on the Osceola Road near West Leyden. Norbert graduated from West Leyden Central School with the Class of 1934.On July 25, 1942, he was united in marriage with Freda Cihocki, at St. Peter's & Paul's Church, Fish Creek. Thereafter the couple settled on the former Benjamin Nellenback farm on the Fish Creek Road in the Town of Lewis. The Wilbert's operated this farm until 1972, when they sold this, however, continued to operate the Wilbert Christmas Tree Farm. For many years the couple grew, trimmed and sold Christmas Trees, both locally and shipping trees throughout the Eastern United States.
At the present time Mr. Wilbert was operating the Christmas tree business with his son Bruce. Mr. Wilbert was a member of St. Mary's church, West Leyden and had served on the Parish Council. He was a charter member and an over 50 year member of the "Terrible 10 Card Playing (Pitch) Club of West Leyden, an honorary member of West Leyden Fire Department and a member of the West Leyden Fish and Game Club. Norbert absolutely loved being an avid outdoorsman and admirer of the Adirondack Mountains, right up until the present time. His passion for his flowers, hummingbirds and apple trees, remained strong throughout the years. He was an expert at raising, pruning, and grafting apple trees; his favorite variety of apples were the Cortland Apples.
In April, 2014, Mr. Wilbert returned to the North Country, from his winter home in Okeechobee Florida. For many years he and Freda wintered in Florida, where he greatly enjoyed tending his orange grove. Norbert will be fondly remembered as being a very kind and generous man, who was always ready and very willing to help anyone where ever he was. First in Norbert's life, however, was his love and enjoyment of his family.
He was predeceased by his wife, Freda, on April 5, 2000, and by a daughter, Gail Vernold, on November 19, 2003. He is survived by four daughters, Diana (Ralph) Stinebrickner, Berea, KY, Linda (Warner)Palmer, Fayette, NY, Donna (Kim) Ernst, Holland Patent, Joanne Ernst and Neal Knitel Boonville; two sons, Bruce (Kathy) Wilbert, Rome, and Roger (Leona) Wilbert, Syracuse; 18 grand children, 23 great grand children, one sister, Marjorie (Raymond) Edwards, Grant, NY and one brother, Donald (Pat) Wilbert, Tampa, FL. He was predeceased by a sister, Marie Nellenback, in 2001, and by two brothers, Jerome, in 2008 and Howard, in 2000.
His Funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, West Leyden, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor will Celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Leyden. Calling hours are Thursday 5-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Nativity Church, Main St. West Leyden, NY 13489.
January 5, 1932 to July 1, 2014
Fish Creek- Theodore L. Weiler, 82, of Fish Creek Road, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, while under the loving care of his family. Earlier this year, he had resided at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
He was born on January 5, 1932, at the Weiler Homestead Farm on the Fish Creek Road, near Constableville, a son of George and Pearl Kaido Weiler. He graduated from West Leyden Central School, with the Class of 1951. In 1952, Mr. Weiler entered the U.S. Army, serving state side and in Green Land during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1954. For 16 years, he was employed as a carpenter in building construction for Carpenters Union Local 1016, United Carpenters and Joiners of Rome, NY, and for several years he operated the Weiler Dairy Farm with his brother, Leslie.
Mr. Weiler was united in marriage with Sylvia Kriwox, who died in October, 2013. He was a long time member of St. Peter's & Paul's Church, Fish Creek. He greatly enjoyed Baseball and Football, Ted was a NY Yankee Fan, and a NY Giants Fan. He found enjoyment in attending the Lewis County Day Care Facility at Lewis County General Hospital, where he made many companions, especially acknowledging staff members, Gail and Carla.
He is survived by one son, Matthew M. Weiler, Constableville, and his children, Ian and Elysa Weiler; one daughter Barbara Ann Rhubart, Port Leyden, and her children, Alex N., Meghan and Cassandra Rhubart, Johnathan Weiler, who is the son of Sheila Doztan Smith and Kevin William Weiler, who predeceased Theodore on May 25, 2006. Also surviving are two great grandchildren, Alex Mathieu and Kevin Weiler, who are the sons of Johnathan Weiler, and by two sisters, Pearl Waldron, Lowville, Adeline Croniser, West Leyden; two brothers, Norbert Weiler, Boonville and George Weiler, West Leyden. He was predeceased by brothers, Ambrose, Alvin, Leslie, Thomas, Clayton, Robert, and by one sister, Luella Brinkerhoff, and a step brother, Mike Weiler.
His Funeral will be Thursday, July 3, at 10:15 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, West Leyden, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Fish Creek. Calling hours are Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 8:30 AM until 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, West Leyden.
October 17, 1938 to July 5, 2014
White Lake - Douglas J. Wesseldine, 75, of Elmwood Road, passed away peacefully at his beloved home on July 5, 2014, after spending a wonderful holiday surrounded by his family.
He was born on October 17, 1938, a son of Sherman and Eloise Johnson Wesseldine. He was raised in Chittenango, where he attended school, graduating with the Class of 1956 from Chittenango High School. Following graduation, he was united in marriage with Dianne Derby, before entering the U.S. Army in November of 1956. Douglas served overseas where he was stationed in Landstuhl, Germany. He was honorably discharged in October of 1962. Douglas began his career at Lennox Heating and Air Conditioning of Syracuse, before moving to Columbus, Ohio, where he was employed for Refrigeration Sales Co. Doug was employed here as a territorial sales manager for five mid-western states, until his retirement in 1996. Following his retirement he moved to his dream home, his current residence in White Lake. Doug very much enjoyed the sport of golf, and could often be found at the Bear Creek Lodge Golf Course. He was a past member of the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio, Columbus, OH.
Douglas is survived by his sons: Douglas Lee(Amanda), Chittenango, and Michael David(Sue), Knoxville, TN, his grandchildren: Lindsay (Markthomas) Cutone, Gregory, Stefanie, Hailey, and Trinity; and his sister, Beverly Chapman, Albuquerque, NM. Doug was predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Bruce and William.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services with military honors on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 9:30 am at Woodgate Cemetery, Woodgate, NY. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home Inc. 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodgate Volunteer Fire Co. 12445 Route #28, Woodgate, NY 13494.
October 24, 1954 to June 29, 2014
New Berlin- Viola B. Dailey-Barrows, 59, wife of Clifford J., passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.
Viola was born in Constableville, on October 24, 1954, the daughter of James and Beverly (Kellogg) Dailey. She was raised in Port Leyden, where she was educated, graduating with the Class of 1972 from South Lewis High School. Viola furthered her education at SUNY Cobleskill. For a short time she was employed at Lally Mfg. Co., Port Leyden as a garment inspector, and worked part-time as a cook at the Hulbert House, Boonville. Viola very much enjoyed her summer-time employment in Old Forge where she was employed for the Enchanted Forest, and at area restaurants.
On August 29, 1978 Viola was united in marriage with Clifford J. Barrows in Georgetown, NY. Following their marriage the couple settled in New Berlin. Viola was employed with Chase Memorial Nursing Home, New Berlin, as a CNA for over thirty years, until she retired due to illness. Viola was of the Methodist Faith. She will fondly be remembered for her wonderful cooking.
Besides her husband Clifford, Viola is survived by her daughter, Freedom (Robert) Dealing, and son Kip Barrows, both of New Berlin, her grandchildren, which were the light of her life: Julie, Eden and Alyson Dealing, her mother and step-father, Beverly (Walt) Kinel, Port Leyden, siblings: Bruce (Lorraine) Dailey, Remsen, Patricia Kinel, Lee Center, Linda (Larry) Hartl, Carthage, Dawn (Jerry) Rathbun, Mesa, AZ, Douglas (Kathy) Dailey, Boonville. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her father James R. Dailey.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Mount Upton, NY. Calling Hours will be on Thursday, from 2:00 until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah House, 100 Roberts Avenue, Suite #100, Syracuse, New York 13207. Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.
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