April 11, 1930 to September 15, 2014
CROGHAN - Gilbert Steiner Widrick, 84, passed away peacefully on Monday September 15, 2014 in the Lewis County Extended Care Facility with his family by his side.
Gilbert was born on April 11, 1930 on the family homestead in the town of New Bremen, a son of the late Rev. John J. and Luella V. Steiner Widrick. He attended Beaver River Central School. On April 12, 1952, he married Elizabeth Reed at Trinity Church Lowville, NY. Gilbert was a life-long dairy farmer and was the 4th generation on the Virkler farm. Following the fire in 1984, the community came together and rebuilt the current barn. Gilbert retired from farming when he was 74 and moved to Croghan with his wife, Betty. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Gilbert was on the Board of Directors at the Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative, EAIC and Lewis County Farm Bureau. He was the recipient of the Dairy of Distinction Award.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 62 years, Betty; children, Deborah (Earl) Boliver of Lowville, NY, Gary (Jodelle) of Rockville, MD, Stephen (Carrie) of Camillus, NY, William (Beth Anne) of Turin, NY, Mary (Brian) Benton of Marietta, GA, Mark (Kelly) of Syracuse, NY and Scott (Nancy) of Baldwinsville, NY, Douglas Schneider of Croghan, NY; his grandchildren, Nichole (Matt) Stevens, Jeremy and Anne Boliver, Emily and Molly Widrick, William and James (Marja) Walker, Jacqueline Widrick and Jacob (Kelly) Widrick, Andrew and Jennifer Benton, Daniel, Jonathon, and Samuel Widrick; great grandchildren, Colin Boliver, Meghan and Olivia Cassells, Piper and Maverick Widrick. He is also survived by sisters, Rita (Jack) Ebersol of Canandaigua, Betty Nortz of Lowville, and brothers, Robert (Janice) Widrick of Lowville, Virgil Widrick of Croghan; a sister-in-law, Jeane Widrick of Cortland. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Luella, his stepmother, Berdena Streeter Widrick, a son, John Gilbert Widrick, a brother, Boyce Widrick, a sister Evelyn Farney, and a sister-in-law, Carole Widrick.
The funeral will be Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Apostolic Christian Church of America, Croghan, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville. Contributions may be made to the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 405, Croghan, NY 13327; or to Lewis County Office of the Aging, 7660 State St., Lowville, NY 13367; or a charity of one’s choice.
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September 14, 2014
BELLWOOD – Mitchell Rozanski, 90, formerly of Sears Pond Road, died Sunday afternoon, September 14, 2014, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.
A funeral service will be at 11 AM on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Canon Samuel P. Lundy, officiating. Burial wil following Barnes Corners Cemetery. A calling hour will be from 10-11 AM prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home.
February 21, 1929 to September 12, 2014
Boonville, NY & Melborne Beach, FL- Janet R. Denslow, 85, wife of Bruce K. Sr., passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since April.
Janet was born on February 21, 1929 in Utica, a daughter of Jay Howard and Maude Powell Rice. She grew up in Utica and Beaver Falls, before her family settled in Boonville. Here she received her education graduating with the Class of 1946 from Boonville High School. For a short time she was employed as a secretary for the telephone company in Boonville.
On January 1, 1948, Janet was united in marriage with Bruce K. Denslow. Following their marriage the couple settled on the East Road, where they raised their family and resided for more than 50 years. Mrs. Denslow was employed as the secretary and treasurer of the family's business, Denslow Equipment and Excavating Co. Inc., Boonville. For many years Janet and Bruce enjoyed trips to Florida. Following their retirement they purchased a home in Melborne Beach, where they resided for the winter months.
Janet is survived by her husband of 66 years, Bruce; her children: Alan and his wife, Joanne, Cape Coral, FL, Brad and his wife Chris, Norcross, GA, Janette Liddle and her husband Craig, Palm Harbor, FL, Bruce K., Jr. "Butch" and his wife Jan, Jim and his wife Judy, and Lynn and his wife Mollie, all of Boonville, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Janet was predeceased by her sister Helen Dustin.
Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Boonville Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St., Boonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309, Attn: Resident Activities Fund.
April 1, 1922 - September 12, 2014
Boonville- Tillie F. (Paluck) Czajka, 92, a WWII Veteran, widow of John E. and a former resident of Solvay, NY, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.
She was born in Turin, on April 1, 1922, a daughter of Anthony and Mary Kolasoe Paluck. Tillie grew up in Turin, and attended school in Constableville, and was later employed at the Monroe Co. Boonville. On April 29, 1944, Mrs. Czajka enlisted in the U.S. Army as a member of the Women's Army Corp, and was assigned to the Army Motor Pool at Camp Shanks, a section of New York Port of Embarkation, Army Service Forces. She was honorably discharged at Ft. Dix, NJ on March 20, 1946, with the rank of PFC. She received the American Service Medal, WW II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
After serving her country, Mrs. Czajka attended Beaux Art School of Beauty Culture and was employed at General Electric at Electronics Park, Syracuse. She was also employed at Bristol Lab of Syracuse and at Syracuse Stamping Co.
On July 12, 1952, Tillie was united in marriage with John E. Czajka, at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. After their marriage the couple moved to Syracuse, and then to Solvay, where they lived for many years. Mr. Czajka, a WWII, European Theater Army Veteran and retiree from Crucible Steel Co. Solvay, died on August 19, 2002; afterwards Mrs. Czajka continued to live in Solvay, until 2012, when she returned to Boonville, making her home with her son and daughter in law, Richard and Laura Czajka, of Boonville, until entering the nursing home in 2013.
While living in Syracuse, Mrs. Czajka was a member and attended St. Cecilia's Church, Solvay, and she had attended St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. She was a member of Charles J. Love Post # 406, American Legion, Boonville, and the Union I.C.U. Fleet Workers, Syracuse, and a former member of Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Boonville. Tillie enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and vegetables, and she had a green thumb with raising indoor plants. She also enjoyed canning and freezing the bounty of her gardens.
She is survived by a son and daughter in law, Richard and Laura Czajka, Boonville; her grandson, Corby Czajka, Cibolo, TX, granddaughter, Melissa and Michael Pietraszewski, North Bethesda, MD, grandson, Adam Czajka, Boonville, and two great grandchildren, Brandan Czajka, Boonville, and Riley Czajka, Cibolo, TX; one brother, Isadore (Lillian) Paluck, Constableville; one sister, Estella Paluck Kowalik, Utica, and a sister in law, Mary Paluck, Constableville, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Joseph and Edward Paluck, and by sisters, Rose Karpinski and Helen Wood.
A prayer service will be Friday at 10:15 AM at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Fr. Donald H. Karlen, retired pastor of Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville, with Military Rites from Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W. and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Calling hours are Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia's Church 1001 Woods Road Syracuse, NY 13209, or to Boonville Fire Company Ambulance Fund PO Box 164, Boonville, NY, or to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.
March 14, 1929 - September 12, 2014
Boonville- James E. Fey, 85, of Schuyler St, husband of Lois, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 12, 2014, while fishing in the Adirondacks, something that he greatly enjoyed.
He was born in Boonville, on March 14, 1929, to Albert P. Fey and Julia Moltz Fey. Jim was raised in Boonville and spent his childhood with friends roaming around the foothills and western Adirondack Mountains. He graduated from Boonville High School in 1946, and went on to Syracuse University, where he studied pre-law, before entering Albany Law School, in 1948. He was a member of the Albany Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1951. Afterwards he law-clerked for Atty. Albert Moore, until he was drafted in the US Army thirteen days after he was admitted to the practice of law in New York State. After basic training, he was sworn in as a first lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corp.
After a year of service at Fort Campbell, he belatedly attended JAG school at the University of Virginia. He was assigned as the Judge Advocate of Valley Forge Army Hospital at age twenty-three. After his honorable discharge from active duty, Jim worked in the Claim Department of Allstate Insurance Co. Syracuse, and was active in the US Army Reserves until he was appointed an Investigator in the Office of Investigations, GAO. He was assigned to Denver, CO, and later Salt Lake City, where his duties took him to a number of western states.
In Denver, while skiing, Jim met the love of his life, Lois Rojahn. Since long times away from home was not his idea of marriage, he returned to Allstate, in Syracuse, and on November 17, 1956, James was united in marriage with Lois, at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. While in Syracuse, Mr. Fey was admitted to practice in the US Federal District Court in Northern NY. Jim went from Assistant Manager to Trial Attorney and negotiated an agreement where he could practice law in Utica, and thereby return to his beloved hometown and the nearby Western Adirondacks.
Before retiring in 1990, he was a member of the US Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association and was also a member of the Adirondack School Board, where he served as president for two years. He maintained his membership in the Oneida County Bar Association, as a life member. Jim was also a life member of Boonville Rod and Gun Club, Boonville Council Knights of Columbus, Boonville Elks Lodge, and the Charles J. Love American Legion Post # 406.
Mr. Fey's Catholic Faith and his wife and family were at the center of his life. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Lois, and their children; Thomas D. Fey (Liz) Tampa, FL, Edward J. Fey ( Dr. Beth), Kernersville, NC, Catherine A. Murphy (David), Oriskany, Robert A. Fey (Dr. Trish), Easton, CT, and Elizabeth M. Ward (John), St. Cloud, FL, fourteen grandchildren, three great grand children, one sister, Shirley Flynn, Glenfield, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Clarence (Bud) Fey, Boonville, and by a sister, Mary Demo, Croghan. Jim was extremely proud of the fact that he was able to move back to Boonville, where he and Lois could bring up their five children to enjoy the outdoors in a rural setting away from the influences of the city.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Fr. Thomas E. Kornmeyer, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Evans Mills, and a long time family friend will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville, with Military Rites provided from Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW, and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Calling hours are Monday 1-4 & 6-8 at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where members of the Boonville Council Knights of Columbus will meet at 7:30 for services. Forget the flowers and contribute to a charity of your choice (or whatever).
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