elwin obit

January 9, 1922 to January 16, 2014

LOWVILLE – Elwin D. Stanton, 92, of East Road Extension, Lowville, died Thursday evening, January 16, 2014 at Country Manor Nursing Home in Carthage.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville with Deacon Mr. Ronald Pominville and Deacon Mr. James Hankey, son-in-law of Mr. Stanton, co-officiating. Burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be from 6 - 9 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville. Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 5457 Shady Ave., Lowville, NY 13367.

Elwin was born on January 9, 1922, in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Roy and Mildred Dening Stanton. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1939. Elwin married Rosemary Kirschner on June 14, 1942. Together with his wife, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm in Lowville. She passed away on August 9, 1961. On April 19, 1980, he married Sandra Rose Tiller. She passed away on April 22, 1999.

He is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Mrs. Douglas (Shirley) Pleskach of Lowville; Mrs. James (Dora) Hankey of Painted Post; Mrs. Ronald (Janet) Sheldon of Copenhagen; five sons and their spouses, James and Valerie Stanton of Carthage; John and Trudy Stanton of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Thomas Stanton of Lowville; Peter and Marilyn Stanton of Edgewater, FL; Paul and Dahlia Stanton of Union, KY; five step-daughters, Katrina Zeglin; Anita Lyndaker; Rebecca Fralix, Amy Hotaling; Melinda Durant; a step-son, Louie Tiller; a brother and his wife, Lucian and Isabel Stanton; 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by two wives; a brother, Donald; two sisters, Velma Ranew and Lila Yousey; and by a step-son, Martin Tiller.

Mr. Stanton was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville. He enjoyed traveling, dancing, country music, and telling stories.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

April 5, 1933 to January 15, 2014

Boonville- Luella M. Yager Vollmar, 80, affectionately known as "Peggy," widow of Frederick D., and longtime resident of the Miller Woods Road, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Luella was born on April 5, 1933, a daughter of John and Iola Fassett Yager. She was educated in Boonville schools and graduated with the Class of 1952. On August 5, 1957 she was united in marriage with Frederick D. Vollmar in Norfolk, Virginia. Following their marriage the couple moved back north and made their home in Hawkinsville. Mr. Vollmar, a veteran of the US Navy, and owner of Fred's Furnace and Heating Repair, passed away on April 25, 2006.

For a time Luella was employed at the Rice Veneer Mfg. Co. in McKeever. Later she enjoyed raising her family as a homemaker. Following Fred's passing she resided in their home until entering Sunset Nursing Home in February of 2012. Luella will be fondly remembered for the active role she played in the Hawkinsville United Methodist Church.

Luella is survived by a daughter: Christine McCauley, two grandsons: Shaun (Barbara) McCauley and Russell (Alicia) Mansfield, three great-granddaughters: Cassidy, Cailyn and Megan. Also surviving are her sisters: Sarah Johnson, Jacqueline Saterlee and Emma (Alton) Buffet, her brothers Edward (Chris) Yager and Gordon Yager, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Betty Yager. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her sister Ida LaVerne and brothers John Frederick and Stanley James Yager.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 18, at 11:00 am at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Joan Ripp will officiate. Graveside services for family and friends will be held this spring in Port Leyden Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309, Attn: Resident Activities Fund.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com

January 8, 2014

Rev. Richard R. Thompson- who served as priest at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville from the fall of 1977 until the summer of 1991, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2013, in Florida.

A native of the Syracuse area, Father Thompson was ordained a Catholic Priest in 1959. Before serving at St. Joseph's in Boonville, he was stationed at St. Anne' Catholic Church in Parish, New York; in 1991, Fr. Thompson was called by the Bishop of the Syracuse Diocese to serve at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fulton, New York. For many years Fr. Thompson's mother, Viola Anna Gerthoffer Thompson resided in Boonville, where she was his housekeeper.

Fr. Thompson greatly enjoyed his tenure at St. Joseph's in Boonville. He embraced the entire community as his parish and was an active member of the Boonville Fire Company, and the Adirondack Community Chorus.

His family included a brother, David Thompson, and a sister, Sister Serena Ann Thompson, of The Sisters of St. Joseph's in Latham, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, Sarasota, Fla, with interment to follow in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Hunziker obit

August 13, 1935 to January 11, 2014

GREIG – Irene J. Hunziker, 78, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

Mrs. Hunziker was born in Greig on August 13, 1935, the daughter of the late Oscar M. and Gertrude LaSure Rhone where she graduated from General Martin and was also a graduate of Syracuse Central City Business Institute. As a young woman, Irene worked for the telephone company in Florida, in Syracuse and in Old Forge. She was then married to Arthur Glenn Hunziker on October 13, 1955, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Greig with Rev. Charles Flaherty, officiating. The couple resided in the Greig area most of their married life, most recently living on the Patterson Road. Her beloved husband, Glenn died on April 8, 2009.

Irene was a communicant of St. Thomas Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society; taught summer church school and cleaned the church. She loved working in her garden, music and was an avid reader who was instrumental in starting the Greig Reading Room at the Town Hall. Irene was also very active in the Glenfield Elementary School PTO. She served the community as Town Clerk and Tax Collector for 12 years, retiring in 1996.

Surviving Mrs. Hunziker are her son and his wife, Aaron and Stephenie of Greig; three daughters and their spouses: Lydia and Rodney Wojnowski of Turin; Mary and Timothy Leach of Blue Mountain Lake and Nancy and Gregory Klaes of Houston, TX; six grandchildren, Diana and Scot Luther, Jesse and Sarah Bocinski, Benjamin Bocinski, Elizabeth Bocinski and her finance Matthew Hartnett, Zoey and Chloe Hunziker; two great-grandchildren, Harper and Silas Luther and her sister, Delores Bush, formerly of Glenfield, now living in NC.

Irene was predeceased by her infant children, Theresa and Andrew and her brothers, David and Claude Rhone.

A funeral mass will be said on Monday, January 20, 2014, at 12:00 noon at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church. Spring burial will take place in Brantingham Cemetery in the spring.

Calling hours will be prior to the funeral on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 9 -11 a.m. at the Sundquist Funeral Home.

Memorials would be welcome to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern Regional Office, 120 Washington St, Suite 419, Watertown, NY 13601.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.sundquistfh.com

halko obit

November 12, 1953 to January 7, 2014

CARTHAGE- Donald L. Halko, 78, of Old State Road, Carthage, died on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc, Lowville with Rev. Bruce Lyndaker, Pastor of Emmaus Bible Fellowship, officiating. Spring Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Town of Croghan. Calling hours are Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

He is survived by five children and their spouses, David J. Halko of Carthage, Daryl and Penny Halko of Croghan, Dennis and Ginger Halko of Croghan, Carrie and Stanley Zehr of Castorland, Darin and Jennifer Halko of Carthage; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Carl and Barbara Halko of Copenhagen, Richard “Rick” Halko of Carthage; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Annie and Lee Edgbert of Baldwinsville, Rosie Halko of Liverpool, Linda Halko of Liverpool, Bonnie and Carl Jacobs of Carthage, Julie and Mike Boulio of Black River; 17 grandchildren, three foster grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, and many extended family. He is predeceased by his wife, Joyce Marie Halko, a daughter-in-law, Jenny Lou Halko and a granddaughter, Cicily Halko.

Donald was born on November 12, 1935 in New Bremen, NY, the oldest son of the late Louis Joseph “Joe” and Apoline Rosiczcowski Halko. He attended Copenhagen School and worked on the family farm. On September 7, 1957, he married Joyce Marie Walsemann at the First Baptist church in Carthage. Together with his wife, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm on the Copenhagen-Deer River Road. He worked for other area businesses before he went to work for Black Clawson, Watertown as a machinist. He worked for Black Clawson for over 30 years, until it closed, and which time, he retired, as a journeyman machinist. He loved feeding the birds, gardening in his younger years, hunting and blackberry picking. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his dogs, Toby and Skip.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

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