Gillen obit

April 2, 1934 to May 1, 2014

Town of Lee- James W. Gillen, 80, of the Town of Lee, Brantingham Lake and New Smyrna Beach, Fla, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica.

He was born in Collinsville, on April 2, 1934, a son of Francis and Laura Weiss Gillen. Jim grew up in Boonville and on Rt. 26, West Leyden; he graduated from West Leyden Central School with the Class of 1952. While in high school, he excelled at playing Basketball. From 1954, until his honorable discharge in 1956, Mr. Gillen served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany and in California, during the Korean Conflict. For over thirty years Mr. Gillen was a life insurance agent for Prudential Life Insurance Co. of Rome, retiring in 1993. Since the 1940's Mr. Gillen had spent much time at Brantingham Lake; for many years until the present time he was the owner of Gillen Rental Cottages at Brantingham Lake. In June, 1973, Jim was married to Linda Anderegg. She died on March 1, 2008. Mr. Gillen was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Lee Center, Rome Elks Lodge # 96, Lee Center American Legion; he greatly enjoyed boating on Lake Delta, Brantingham Lake, and in Florida; he was a member of Lake Delta Yacht Club and Griffiss Ski Club. For many years, until the age of 77, Jim was an avid skier. He was a long time member of Woods Valley Ski Area Ski Patrol and he also enjoyed skiing at Snow Ridge Ski Area in Turin.

He is survived by one son and daughter in law, James W. and Vicki Gillen, Brantingham Lake; three sisters and two brothers in law, Mary and Donald Shue, Sherry Smith, all of Boonville, Barbara and Mark Kovach, Brantingham Lake; four brothers and two sisters in law, John and Catherine Gillen, Lakewood CO, Douglas Gillen, Beaver Falls, Michael Gillen, CO and Patrick and Lori Gillen, Brantingham Lake; a sister in law, Lorraine Gillen, Rome; a brother in law and his wife, Carl and Elaine Anderegg, Lee Center and a nephew and his wife, Jason and Megan Anderegg, Ava, a niece and her husband, Karen and Brad Rowland, Lee Center. He was predeceased by two brothers, Dennis, in 2013, Robert, in 1971 and by a sister in law, Kathy Gillen, in 2013.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien, on Tuesday at 9:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, with interment to follow in Brantingham Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday 4-7 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the 3 G Fire Company, Glenfield, NY 13343.

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Lasher obit

August 4, 1931 to April 28, 2014

BRANTINGHAM- A graveside service with Military Honors for Franklyn I. Lasher Jr., 82, will be at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Brantingham Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours or funeral. Contributions may be made in his name to a charity of one’s choice.

Frank died on Monday April 28, 2014 at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara.
He was born on August 4, 1931 in Albany, NY, a son of the late Franklyn I. and Blanche Hitt Lasher. Frank graduated from Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania and St. Lawrence University with a B.S. in Psychology and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1953-1956 and then the Naval Reserves.

He married Barbara Ann Warren on August 4, 1973 in Dushore, PA. He worked for Mobile Sacony in Philadelphia, PA and NY, NY then Quaker State, until his retirement in the mid 1980’s. The couple moved to Brantingham on July 31, 1993. He loved camping, hunting, fishing and enjoyed meteorology.

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Rohr obit

December 20, 1951 to April 25, 2014

DEER RIVER - John D. Rohr, 62, of State Route 26, Deer River, died on Friday, April 25, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Lowville with Rev. Dr. Herb Swanson, Pastor and Rev. Jane Wagner officiating. Calling hours are Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 4 – 7 Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will be in Swinburne Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, National Processing Center, Attn: Honor and Memorial Gifts, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007; First Presbyterian Church, 7707 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367; or Swinburne Cemetery, PO Box 62, Deer River, NY 13627

He leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Phyllis; a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Brian Payne of Freeville, NY; two step-sons and their wives, Roger and Eileen Deery of Dumfries, VA; Benjamin Deery and Faye Hubbard of Monroe, GA; his siblings, Anne Rohr of Carthage; William D. Rohr and Karen Turck of Lowville; Bruce and Kelly Rohr of Lowville; five grandchildren, Katlyn Payne, Eric Deery, Connor Deery, Joseph and Matthew Ritt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by two brothers, Mark Rohr and David Rohr.

John was born on December 20, 1951 in Carthage, NY, a son of the late Richard D. and Lela J. Zecher Rohr. He graduated from Carthage Central School in 1970, Jefferson Community College in 1972, and Oswego State University in 1974. After graduation from college, he was employed as a supervisor at the Lewis County ARC in Greig. On September 21, 1974, he married Len Ann Brown. Their marriage ended after many years. He later married Phyllis Deery on August 5, 1988 at the United Community Church in Carthage. Mr. Rohr worked as a Program Aide for the Lewis County Cooperative Extension. In 1977, he took over operation of the family dairy farm, which he operated until 2008.

Mr. Rohr was actively involved in the community. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lowville, where he served as Elder, and spear-headed the Stone Soup Community Garden. He was formerly a member of the United Community Church in Carthage, where he served as Trustee and Elder. John was a member of Carthage Elks Lodge #1762, a member of the Town of Denmark Planning Board, and a member of the Swinburne Cemetery Association, Deer River. Mr. Rohr was a member of Lewis County Soil and Water Board of Directors, where he served as Secretary, and was formerly a member of the Lowville Producer’s Dairy Cooperative Board of Directors. He was a member of Carlowden Country Club. John loved animals, gardening, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

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July 4, 1941 to April 26, 2014

Boonville- Eugene T. Hendrickson, 72, of Erwin St., affectionately known as Gene, husband of Dianne, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica.

He was born in Penfield, NY, on July 4, 1941, a son of Leonard O. and Dorothy M. Verhage Hendrickson. Gene grew up in Penfield, where he graduated from high school. Thereafter he furthered his education at Buffalo State, where he earned his bachelor degree in 1965, and his master's degree in 1971. On August 28, 1965, Gene was united in marriage with Dianne F. Terry, at St. John's Catholic Church, Spencerport, NY. In September, 1965, the couple moved to Boonville, where they have since lived.

From 1965, until he retired in 1997, Mr. Hendrickson was a Junior High Industrial Arts Teacher at Adirondack Central School, Boonville. In recognition of his outstanding teaching ability, in 1986, Gene was selected to receive the Teacher of the Year Award from the Mohawk Valley Technology Association, and organization that he is currently a member of. The game of Golf, and Gene, were inseparable with each other. Many years ago he taught himself the sport of golf and for 38 years he served as coach of the varsity Golf Team at Adirondack High School. He simply reveled in coaching his teams, and helping scores of others perfect their Golf skills. He was highly respected by all in the sport of Golf throughout New York State. Mr. Hendrickson was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where he was currently serving as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a long time member of Boonville Council Knights of Columbus # 2195, where he was the current financial secretary and a Past Grand Knight. He was also a member of the Boonville-Oneida Co. Fair Association. Gene participated in the Monday Night Golf League at Alder Creek Golf Course, the Thursday Night Men's Golf League and the Thursday Morning Senior Men's Golf League, all at Woodgate Pines Golf Course, Boonville. He also enjoyed cross country skiing. Most of all, Gene loved his wife of 48 years, Dianne, and his children and grandchildren and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter in law, Brian E. and Sharon Hendrickson, Wyckoff, NJ; two daughters, and one son in law, Kristine, Newport, RI, and Maria (Tonny) Navarro, Cos Cob, CT; and six beloved grandchildren, Nick, Abby, Brayden, Ayden, Emerson and Anthony; two brothers, Robert (Judy), and James; and one sister, Kathleen Boddy, all of Penfield, and several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 at. St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien, pastor will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Monday 1-4 & 6-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Boonville Council Knights of Columbus # 2195 will meet in a group at Trainor Funeral Home, for services on Monday at 7:30 P.M.

In lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made to a Golf scholarship fund to be established at Adirondack Senior High School, C/O Adirondack Central High School 8181 State Rt. 294, Boonville, NY 13309, or to the American Heart Association 120 Lomond Court Utica, NY 13502.

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Davis obit

August 27, 1939 to April 25, 2014

LOWVILLE- Lansing E. “Lance” Davis, 74, of Park Avenue, Lowville, died Friday afternoon, April 25, 2014 at his home, under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Rev. Keith W. Hardy Jr., officiating. Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary, Attn: Cancer Fund, West State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

Lance is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joanie; six daughters, Laura Hill and her companion, Stephen Chance of Catoosa, OK, Linda and Anthony Snyder of Camden, NY, Lannie and Wayne Randall of Camden, NY, Dorris DiNardi and her companion Ronald Perini of Port Leyden, NY, Nancy McDonald and her companion, Greg Baker of Taberg, NY, Susie and Jamie Gassett; four step-children, Michael and Debbie Overton of Watson, Wayne and Karen Overton of Matinsburg; Patty and Donald Hanno of Glenfiled, Amy and Mark Marti of Lowville; three brothers, Robert Davis of Glenfield, David Davis of Boonville and Clarence and his wife Jean Davis of Glenfield ; two sisters, Inez Briggs of Sandy Creek and Gladys Howard of Port Leyden; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren whom he loved very much ; nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his first wife Linda Hellinger, his 2 year old son Lansing Edward Davis Jr.; two sisters, Alma Davis, Laura Korilla Davis; three brothers, Ray, Herbert, and Leonard Davis.

He was born on August 27, 1939 in Glenfield, NY, a son of the late James and Korilla VanAlstine Davis. Lance attended South Lewis High School and later received his High School Equivalency Diploma in 1981. He married Linda Hellinger March 14, 1959. He worked with Georgia Pacific for several years before attending Mohawk Valley Community College where he received certificates in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. He owned and operated Lance’s Appliances until his retirement. Lance honorably served his country in the Army and Army Reserves. On February 2, 1985, he married Joan E. Rasmussen in Beaver Falls, NY. He enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing, joking with friends and family and creating nicknames for those he loved.

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