Boonville - Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside committal services for Richard J. Bellinger, at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Boonville Cemetery, where Pastor George Whiton, of the First Presbyterian Church of Boonville, will officiate. Mr. Bellinger, 56, a son of Harlan K. and Jane Sage Bellinger, passed away on December 15, 2013. Rick was a well known area writer and musician and a long time Lay Preacher for the Utica Presbytery, including at the First Presbyterian Church in Boonville. Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.
October 13, 1943 to May 31, 2014
Eagle Bay- David Francis Peterson, Sr., 70, of Lone Pine Road North, formerly of Boonville, husband of Betty, passed away at his residence, while under the loving care of his son, Dave, Jr. Hospice and Palliative Care, Heidi Von Matt, and a friend, Cindy, on Saturday May 31, 2014.
He was born in Little Falls, on October 13, 1943. Dave graduated from Little Falls High School, with the Class of 1960. Afterwards Mr. Peterson served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany and serving four tours in Viet Nam during the Viet Nam War. He was honorably discharged in 1969, and settled in the Carthage area. In 1970 Dave was united in marriage with Betty Smith, a union that endured for forty three years. For many years Mr. Peterson was employed by the Lally family who owned the Lally Manufacturing Company which was a conglomerate of knitting and textile mills which were located in New York State and throughout the United States. Later he was employed as a concrete truck driver for Hoch Brothers Concrete Co, retiring from V.S. Virkler Concrete Co.
In addition to his wife, Betty, of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, he is survived by one son, David F. Peterson, Jr. Boonville, a granddaughter, Kayla Elizabeth Peterson; two step sons, Ray and Lisa Spann, Deerfield, Rod and Gail Spann, Boonville and seven step grandchildren. He was predeceased by a step son, Robin Spann, in 1997. Dave loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, woodworking and time spent with his family, and time spent at his home on the shores of 4th Lake at Eagle Bay.
His family extends a note of heartfelt thanks and appreciation to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center nursing staff on 3B & 3C, and to Dr. Sikder, and to Inlet Volunteer Ambulance Staff.
In keeping with Mr. Peterson's wishes, services will be private and there will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Road New Hartford, NY 13413. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.
March 21, 1926 to May 27, 2014
Lyons Falls: Eugene R. Farr Sr. 88, of 4204 Lyons Falls Rd. was pronounced DOA Tuesday morning at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.
He was born March, 21, 1926 in the Town of Lyonsdale, the son of Raymond E. and Viola N. Persons Farr and attended school in Penny Settlement. He was employed as a grinder at Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper, for 30 years retiring in 1972 and had previously worked at the Herman Kraeger farm in Port Leyden. He married Elizabeth E. Farnham March 29, 1969 in Lake Placid. He was a charter memeber of the NYS Sheriff's Association and the NY Hunting and Fishing club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, two sons Eugene R. Farr, Jr. of Lyons Falls and Raymond Roscoe Farr of Saluda, NC; one sister Lois McNaughton of Hudson Falls. He is predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
The funeral will be Saturday at 10 AM at the Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC Port Leyden with Rev. Joan Ripp, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. Friends may call from 6 until 8 Friday evening at the funeral home. Donations may be made in his memory to the Lyons Falls Ambulance Fund.
March 25, 1920 to May 29, 2014
MARTINSBURG – Robert J. Bush, 94, formerly of NYS Route 26, Martinsburg, died early Thursday morning, May 29, 2014 at Lewis County General Hospital.
A Funeral Mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Martinsburg Cemetery. A gathering at Lowville VFW will follow the burial. Calling hours are from 2 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made the Martinsburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Martinsburg, NY 13404 or Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, 7752 West State Street, Lowville, NY 13367, or Lowville American Legion Post #162, 5383 Dayan Street, Lowville, NY 13367.
He is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Lon R. and Sue Bush of West Lowville, Robert L. and Henry R. Bush of Lowville; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Alicia R. Bush of Alexandria, VA; Rochelle Bush and Paul Bishop of New Paltz; Renee Bush of Martinsburg, Roberta and Jack Zehr of Lowville; six grandchildren, Abby Bush and her husband David Baer, Shaun and his wife, Alexis, Kyle Bush, Brooke and Sloane Zehr, Morgan Rook; two great-granddaughters, Eleanor Baer & Finlee Bush; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Wanda Bush of Watertown; Clement and Wilma Bush of Lowville; Bernard and Barbara Bush of Lowville; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Christine Thoma of Castorland; Clara and Jack Matulewicz of Lowville; Maurice Birchenough of Lowville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his wife, Beverly, who died on September 24, 2009; three sisters, Margaret Tabolt, Marie Walters and Theresa Birchenough.
Robert was born on March 25, 1920 in Lowville, New York, a son of the late Henry J. and Frances Becker Bush. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1938, and worked as a mechanic at area garages before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps in September, 1941. Mr. Bush was a Flight Engineer on B-29s during World War II, until November 1945. He served as a Flight Engineer on C-97s during the Korean War. He flew 24 missions in WWII and 10 missions in the Korean War. He received numerous medals and declarations including, a Purple Heart, American Theater Victory Ribbon w/star, 4 Air Medals, Pearl Harbor Ribbon, Meritorious Service Wreath, Distinguished Flying Cross, The Bronze Star, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign National Defense Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal, WWII Medal, Good Conduct Medal. On May 28, 1950, he married Beverly J. Potter with Msgr. John Hogan, officiating. Mr. Bush worked as shop foreman at Fort Drum for many years before retiring. He was a State Fire Instructor for 35 years.
Mr. Bush was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville. He was a member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, VFW and Lowville American Legion Post #162. He was a member of the Martinsburg Fire Department and a charter member of the Lewis County Citizen’s Patrol. In his younger years, he was a coach of farm league baseball for boys.
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December 4, 1945 to May 20, 2014
GLENFIELD- Lark John Merry, 68, of DeForest Ave., Glenfield died Tuesday evening, May 20, 2014 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Beaches Bridge Cemetery, with Rev. Joan Ripp, officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057; or to the Marine Corps League Det. #754, 7429 NYS Rte. 12, Lowville, NY 13367.
He is survived by his wife of over 41 years, Joyce; two children and their spouses, Holly and Ray Falk of Beaver Falls; Wendy and David Grau of Greig; nine siblings, Ceylon Merry of Lowville; Guy Merry of the Town of Leyden; Rosetta and Carlton “Sonny” David of Black River; Franklin and Christine Merry of Lowville; Christopher and Mary Merry of Turin; Yvonne Merry of Montague; Juanita and Tony Young of Montague; Robin and Brian Porter of Sackets Harbor; Hope and Pat Breen of Boonville; five grandchildren, Antonio, Chelsie, Rebecka, Joshua and Tyler; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by a sister, Rebecca Rohr.
Lark was born on December 4, 1945 in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Guy Sr. and Noreen Williams Merry. He attended Lowville Academy, and enlisted in the U.S. Marines, serving during the Vietnam War, from October, 1965 – October, 1969, receiving a National Defense Metal, Vietnam Service Metal, Vietnam Campaign Metal and a Good Conduct Metal. On July 1, 1972, he married Joyce A. Clearo at the home of his aunt. Mr. Merry worked for Payne Jones, later named Pajco. He retired from Fibermark in Lowville in 2007 after 38 years of service.
Lark was a past member of Marine Corps League Det. #754. He enjoyed carpentry and hunting.
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