PORT LEYDEN- Kenneth L. Mooney, 84, of Brownville Road, Port Leyden, passed away, surrounded by his family at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, on Sunday morning, November 17, 2019.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with son-in-law, Pastor Gene Bailey officiating. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be held at Penny Settlement Cemetery, Port Leyden. A gathering at the Port Leyden Fire Hall will immediately follow the burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to J.S. Koster Ambulance, P.O. Box 67, Port Leyden, N.Y. 13433.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Elizabeth; nine children, Cynthia (Gene) Bailey of Glenfield; Debra (Gary) Campany of Port Leyden; Christine (Mike) McCullum of Cape Cod, M.A.; Patricia (Herbert) Domago of West Turin; JoEllen (Ralph) Hopler of Boonville; Kenneth (Lilith) Mooney of Lyons Falls; Jamie (Amy) Mooney of North Creek; Steven Houghton of Georgia; Melissa Houghton (Dave Jones) of Lyons Falls; five brothers, Richard (Mona) Mooney of Port Leyden; Ted (Darlene) Mooney of Port Leyden; Jerry Mooney of Port Leyden; Joe (Paula) Mooney of Greig; Keith (Nancy) Mooney of Port Leyden; his mother-in-law, Laurine Baxter of Lyons Falls; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patti and Dennis Cole of V.T.; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry (Laurie) Baxter of Lyons Falls; Paul and Melisa Baxter of Port Leyden; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Marilyn “Pat” Mooney; a son-in-law, Tony Pignone; a brother, Vernon Mooney; two sisters, Susie Houghton and Mary Lou Warren; a brother-in-law, Phillip Baxter; a sister-in-law, Connie Mooney.

Kenneth was born on December 29, 1934 in Jamesville, New York, a son of the late Jessie and Mildred Rocker Mooney. He attended country school in the Town of Lyonsdale. After his schooling, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1951-1953. On December 24, 1954 he married Marilyn “Pat” Yager. She passed away on September 20, 1991. He later married Elizabeth Baxter on July 8, 1995. Ken worked construction and did logging with his brother for many years before going to work for the Town of Lyonsdale Highway Department, where he worked for 20 years. He retired in 2005 as Highway Superintendent.

He was a past member of the Lyons Falls Fire Department. Ken enjoyed hunting, four wheeling, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

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Forestport- Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” James, age 97, former longtime resident of Division Street, Forestport, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.


Affectionately known as Betty, she was born in Forestport, on September 19, 1922, the only child of the late Mary Farrell James and Howard William James. She was raised in Forestport Station, where her parents operated a general store. Betty graduated from Forestport Central School, the first Central School in Oneida County, in 1939; The College of St. Rose, Albany, in 1943 and received her Master’s in Guidance from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Miss James taught English in Sauquoit Valley Central School, Forestport Central and Kernan School, Utica. She retired in 1977 as a guidance counselor at John F. Kennedy High School, Utica, NY.


Betty was very active at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Forestport, and was past president of the Catholic Women’s Club there. She was currently a member of Christ Our Hope Catholic Community at St. Joseph’s Church in Boonville.


Betty is survived by cousins: Philip (Judy) James, FL, William James, FL, Michael (Martha) James, CA, John (Jacqueline) Farrell, Utica, Anne Farrell, TX. She is also survived by her godson, Robert Clemente and her second family, the Siegel children of Alder Creek, NY- Karen (Douglas) Batt, Frederick (Patricia) Siegel, Paula (James) Logan and Andrea Siegel Radesi – to whom she will always be remembered as Aunt Betty. She was predeceased by a cousin Helen Kennerknecht.


Her family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the helpful staff at Terrace at Woodlands Assisted Living Center, Rome, and the loving and caring staff of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, for the excellent care rendered to Betty.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday, November 20, at 10:30 A.M. at Christ Our Hope Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, Charles St. Boonville, where Rev. Thomas A. Ward, pastor will officiate. A Mass of Christian Burial followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville, will be held in the spring of 2020, at a date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to The Catholic Women’s Club c/o Christ Our Hope Parish, 108 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309. Her Funeral arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc.

Glenfield – John Robert West, 91, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Community General Hospital, Syracuse surrounded by his loving family.


John was born on September 26, 1928 a son of John B. and Evangeline Burns West. He grew up in Lyons Falls, and was a 1947 graduate of Lyons Falls High School. Following his education John enlisted in the US Army serving in the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1954.


On December 26, 1950 John was united in marriage with Margaret Hiscott at St. Patrick’s Church, Watertown, with Msgr. John Hogan officiating. The couple settled in Syracuse following John’s military service, where John began his employment as a union carpenter working throughout the Syracuse area and northern NY.


The couple relocated to Glenfield in 1974 where they had since lived. Enjoying 69 years of marriage, Mrs. West preceded John in death on August 4, 2019. For several years the couple attended, and were members of St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls. John was a highly talented carpenter and craftsman, and was currently finishing a table he had built for his wife. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but above all valued and cherished the time he spent with his family, whom he loved dearly.


John is survived by three children: Christine (Eileen), John (Stephanie), and Robert (Julie), grandchildren: Christopher, Alexandria, and Nathan, one brother Richard West, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife Margaret, John was predeceased by a granddaughter Gabrielle, a brother James, and sister Eden West Goodhines.


His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11 am at St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls, where Rev. Jay Seymour will officiate. A spring interment will be made next to his wife in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling Hours will be held on Friday from 3-7 pm at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502.

Turin – Timothy James Dunn, 72, husband of Theresa, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the VA Medical Center, Syracuse.


Timothy was born in Rome on February 20, 1947, a son of Thomas J. and Carol V. Dye Dunn. He grew up in West Leyden and Alder Creek, graduating from Boonville Central School, with the Class of 1965. On September 14, 1965 he enlisted in the US Navy, where he served aboard the U.S.S. Fulton, based out of New London, CT, until his honorable discharged on September 15, 1969. He then returned to Turin, NY and was employed with Davey Tree Service. For 33 years Timothy was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Turin Highway Dept.


On September 30, 1972, Timothy was united in marriage with Theresa A. Rimiller at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. Following their marriage the couple settled on St. Rt. 26 in the Village of Turin where they raised their family and had since lived.


After losing a family member to leukemia, Timothy registered with the bone marrow bank of the American Red Cross, and was found to be a matching donor for someone in need. He was extremely proud and honored of his opportunity to have been able help them.


Timothy was a longtime member of the Boonville Elks Lodge, a fan of NY Yankee baseball and NY Giant football, enjoyed hunting, and was an avid reader of westerns and history. Timothy’s family was of the utmost importance to him, and he cherished the time spent with all of them. His witty sense of humor and talent at giving everyone nicknames will not be forgotten.


Besides his wife Theresa, he is survived by his children: Kelly Amidon, Turin, Sean Dunn (Holly Kranbuhl) Hawkinsville; grandchildren: Cody Amidon, Devon (Frankie) Blanchard,Jessica (Andrew) Besaw, Sydney Amidon, Jett Ramos, Gage Ramos, Hailey Williamson, Gavin Dunn, Brailyn Dunn, and Kincaid Kranbuhl; great-grandchildren: Cruz, Jack, Julian, Carson, Hayven, Ethan, Ellyssa, Eliana, Elijah, Calvin, and Machenna; his siblings: Nancy (Dennis) Dunn, Barbara (Karl) Kunath, Jon Dunn, and Christine Dunn; his brother and sisters-in-law: Beverly (Dave) Smith, Lynda (Ed) Crofoot, Randy Rimiller, and Diane (Randy) Rudd. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Terry Dunn, sister Carol Martin, and brothers-in-law Donald Martin and Terry Rimiller.


Relatives and friends are invited to greet his family and share memories on Monday November 18, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, followed by a continued celebration of his life at the Boonville Elks Lodge, Route 12 Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Turin Library, 6312 East Main Street, Turin, NY 13473, or to the Turin Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. North Main Street, Turin, NY 13473

Boonville- Thomas E. Randall, 63 passed away suddenly November 10, 2019.

He was born February 7, 1956 in Rome, NY a son of William and Dorothy Murray Randall. He grew up in Constableville and attended South Lewis High school. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1974-77. Upon his honorable discharge he joined the Steel Workers Union, working in several states. Tom then worked for Oneida Limited, Georgia Pacific and Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper for many years. He also had his own logging and excavation business and then returned to the steel workers union for the past 10 plus years where he retired earlier this year. Tom was a hard worker, had a generous nature and free spirit. In his spare time you would find him cruising on his 1100cc Shadow and having a cold beer. He loved his family with all his heart and soul. Rest easy Tom, we love and miss you.

Surviving are his children, Thomas II and Becky Randall, Boonville, two daughters, Regina and Chad Malone, Lowville and Salym Winter and significant other, Cosmos Craston, Jacksonville, Fl; five grandchildren, Thomas, Colin and Shaylagh Randall, Carter and Stella Malone; four sisters, Patricia and Dave VanDerlinden, Boonville, Carol and Larry Cole, Boonville, Joyce and Mike Smith, North Carolina and Nancy and Robert Royce, Blossvale; brother, William Randall and significant other, Jim Oswald, Poughkeepsie, NY; a special friend, Vikie Koraus whom he loved and cherished for her love and kind caring heart; also surviving is a brother-in-law, John Higby, Constableville; several nieces and nephews and friends, Jeff and Jason Wolf and Eveylen Konopka. Tom was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Janet Higby.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be celebrated from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy please go to

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