June 6, 1927 to July 20, 2014
Turin-Clara Margaret (Mathis) Vrubel, 87, passed away on July 20, 2014.
Clara was born in Turin on June 6, 1927. She married Joseph Vrubel on April 20, 1946 at the Turin Methodist Church. She worked in the cafeteria at South Lewis School and was a farmer’s wife working on the farm. Clara enjoyed working in the garden, crocheting and working on puzzles.
She is survived by a son, John (Kathleen) Vrubel of Palmyra; a daughter, Patricia (James) Logan of Maine; two grandchildren, Sarah (Christopher) Tome and Adam (Johanna) Vrubel as well as two great grandchildren, Elise and Jonathan Tome. Clara is also survived by her three sisters, Anna Mae Purdy, Mildred Hemak and Helen (Robert) Archer; one brother Fred Mathis and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph, of 67 years, on October 31, 2013, parents, John and Mae Mathis and three brothers, Earl, Harry and Raymond Mathis.
A graveside service will be held at the Turin Cemetery on Saturday, August 2, at 10:30 a.m. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Lewis County Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Mills Funeral Home, Boonville.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
June 8, 1926 to July 22, 2014
Boonville- Kathryn E. Conrad, 88, affectionately known as "Katie," a former long time resident of Birch Road, Woodgate, and more recently of Kortenaer Village, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2008.
She was born in Ithaca, on June 8, 1926, a daughter of Alvin and Wilma Russell Gilmore; she grew up in Cayuga Co, New York, and graduated from Union Springs High School. For a time Katie lived in Rochester, where she was employed at McCurdy's Department Store. On November 19, 1966, she married William J. Conrad, in Auburn, NY, at the Methodist Church.
In 1966, the couple moved to Woodgate and from then until 1976, she was employed in camera case assembly at Mele Manufacturing Co. Utica. Mr. Conrad, at WWII Veteran and head bus driver for the Union Springs Central School, died on February 26, 1981.
Katie is survived by a sister and brother in law, Mac and Carol Collins, Ithaca, and several nieces. She was predeceased by a step daughter and her husband, Patricia and Michael Kotary, by a brother, Robert Gilmore and by a nephew.
Her Funeral will be Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Leyden. There will be a calling hour at the funeral home on Friday from 1 until 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Department Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 64, Boonville, NY 13309.
July 1, 1941 to July 18, 2014
BRANTINGHAM - James H. “Jim” Mealus, 73, of Partridgeville Road, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica
There will be an informal gathering from 2-6 p.m. on Monday July 21, 2014, at the home of Steve and Julie Cummings, 7170 Brantingham Road, Greig, NY 13345 with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be held at the convenience of the family in Brantingham Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Taking Care of Our Own, PO Box 155, Lyons Falls, NY 13368.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Joyce; two daughters, Julie and Steve Cummings of Brantingham; Cherie Mealus of Brantingham; twin brothers, Don and Doug Mealus of Lyons Falls; two granddaughters, Heather and Mark Holland; Megan Nellenback and her companion, Ben Bradish; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was born on July 1, 1941 in Lowville, a son of the late Howard and Rose Carrera Mealus. He attended country school at Burdick’s Crossing and General Martin High School. Jim worked for Widmeyer and Plato Feed Mill before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1961, serving until his honorable discharge in 1963. After his service, he went back to work for Widmeyer and Plato. On August 29, 1964, he married Joyce L. Monks at St. Mary’s Church in Glenfield. Jim worked for Lyons Falls Agway before working as a truck driver for many years. He currently drove for Alnye Trucking of Utica for over 30 years.
One of his greatest passions was hunting at the North Pond Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, camping in Lake George, attending NASCAR races, and family gatherings.
Condolences may be shared online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
January 10, 1928 to July 20, 2014
Greig- Betty C. Fitzgerald, 86, a former resident of the hamlet of Greig, wife of the late Kenneth, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness.
For many years Betty and her husband lived on Shibley Road in Shuetown, Town of Lyonsdale. She was born in Turin, on January 10, 1928, a daughter of Nathaniel and Jessie Sypher Galarneau. Betty grew up on the Galarneau homestead, near Turin and graduated from Turin Union School with the Class o 1945. For over 30 years, Mrs. Fitzgerald was employed as a clerk, and in the meat department before retiring as manager of the produce department at the Victory Market, Lyons Falls.
On September 15, 1947, Betty was united in marriage with Kenneth Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald a retired carpenter, died in March 23, 2004. In 2005, she moved to her present home in Greig. She was a member of Turin United Methodist Church and had also attended the Greig United Methodist Church. Mrs. Fitzgerald greatly enjoyed quilting and feeding and watching birds.
Betty is survived by two sons and one daughter in law, Martin David Fitzgerald and his wife, Debbie, Lyons Falls, Nathan Kenneth Fitzgerald and his companion, Jane Buyce, Keene, NY; three daughters, Darlene Eckerson and her companion, Niles Lehman, Croghan, Becky J. Murphy, Lorraine, NY, and Katie Lynn and companion, Jeremey Hill, Glenfield. She was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret E. Fitzgerald, on July 22, 1966. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Bonnie) Galarneau, New Berlin, NY, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Leo Duane Galarneau, 2005, Bruce Galarneau, 1994, Cleon Galarneau, 1985 and Grant Galarneau, who died in 1944, in the Pacific Theater of WWII, and by four sisters, Bernice Hoffman, in 2008, Weneta Jones and Gwendolyn R. Whittlesey, both in 2005, and Leola Jackson, in 1979.
Her Services will be Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the Greig United Methodist Church, Greig Road, with interment at a later date in Turin Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis County Humane Society P.O. Box 682 Lowville, NY 13367, or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
June 13, 1951 to July 18, 2014
Boonville- Garry F. Seelman, 63, of the Stuckie Road passed away on July 18, 2014.
He was born in Constableville, NY on June 13, 1951, a son of Harold and Dorothy Dean Seelman. He grew up on the family farm on Stuckie Road and graduated from West Leyden High School in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1970 to 73. Garry was employed at Boonville division of Ethan Allen for 24 years until the plant closed in 2004.
Surviving are his close friend, Clifford Oberriter, Boonville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Debbie Seelman of Forestport and Robert and Kathleen Seelman, Boonville; two sisters, Eileen Seelman of Maryland and Elizabeth Havener of Clinton, NY; nieces, nephews and his canine companion, Ellie May.
In keeping with Garry's wishes there will be no funeral or calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Huntingtons Disease Society of America, Upstate N.Y. Chapter, P.O. Box 25237, Rochester, NY 14625. For an online message of sympathy go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com. Mills Funeral Home, Boonville are handling the arrangements. In keeping with Garry's wishes there are no calling hours or funeral.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.millsfuneralhomes.com
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