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LOWVILLE - Wayne Charles Davis, 71, died at home early Monday afternoon, December 24, 2018 under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice, Inc.

Mr. Davis was born on January 23, 1947 in Watertown the son of the late Charles Lewis and Clara E. (Madison) Davis. Wayne grew up in Lowville and graduated of Lowville Academy & Central School. He joined the U.S. Army in September of 1967 and served one tour in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in March 1970. Wayne married Betty A. Petrovitz on June 12, 1999 at Lowville United Methodist Church. The couple made their home on Sharp Street.

Wayne was a life member and a member for 49 years of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, V.F.W., Life member of Disabled American Veterans, and a member of Lowville American Legion Post #162.

He was an avid New York Yankee and Minnesota Vikings fan. He enjoyed walking, going to Atlantic City and Turning Stone, and cruising in his numerous Mustangs.

Wayne is survived by his wife Betty, a step-son and his fiancé, Jason P. Ponzuric (Sayaka Kitamura) of Tokyo, Japan; his sister, Dona (Leo) Keenan of Black River; and their children, Tammy (Richard) Blunden; Becky (Sean) Egnew; and Cindy Keenan; his sister-in-law, Norma (Fred) Clark; and their children, James (Patty) Clark; Joel Clark; Cathi (Keni) Johnson; and Cris (Josh) Reno; his brother-in-law, Bill (Carol) Petrovitz; and their children, Katie and Andrew Petrovitz; several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Sundquist Funeral Home on Monday, December 31st at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Jay Seymour officiating, where military honors will be conducted following the service.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 30th from 2 to 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family would like to invite everyone to a luncheon at the V.F.W. following the service.

Memorials in Wayne’s name may be made to: Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, V.F.W., 7752 W. State Street Lowville, NY 13367

LOWVILLE-Imelda P. Schneider, 92, formerly of Valley View Courts, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where she has resided since March 1, 2012.

The funeral will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Leon Runner, Pastor of Lowville Baptist Church officiating. Calling hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2018 prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home. Spring burial will be in Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Croghan. Contributions may be made to the Lowville Baptist Church, 7627 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Deborah Schneider of Croghan; five grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is pre deceased by her beloved husband, Brayton E. Schneider, who died on June 26, 1991; a beloved son Gary Schneider; a sister, Irene Strife; three brothers, Elmer and Earl Virkler; and Timothy Virkler who died in infancy.

Imelda was born on February 24, 1926 in Lowville, NY, a daughter of the Late Amos and Lillian Virkler and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1944. While in high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society and sang in the High School Choir. On September 15, 1945, she married Brayton E. Schneider at the Lowville United Methodist Church. She worked for the New York State Agricultural Conservation Department for three years. Together with her husband, owned and operated a dairy farm on Route 26, Lowville for several years. Mr. Schneider passed away on June 26, 1991.

Imelda was a member of the Lowville Baptist Church and was active in the church choir. She was a member of the former Lowville Grange for over 25 years. Imelda was also a member of the Lowville Senior Citizens Club. She helped with the 4-H program and was a past member of the East Lowville Homemakers. She was a volunteer for the Lewis County Opportunities Crisis Prevention Hotline for several years, and was past treasurer for the residents council of Valley View Courts. Imelda was a past member of Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary for many years. She was a past volunteer at the Thrift Shop in Lowville. She enjoyed gardening and reading.

Condolences may be made to the family at

CROGHAN - Gary D. Genito, Jr., 38, of the Erie Canal Road died on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Gary was born on October 3, 1980 in Lowville the son of Gary D. and Sherry L. (Bacon) Genito. He attended school at Lowville Academy Central School. He was a self employed laborer and handyman. Gary loved spending time with his children and enjoyed camping, fishing, and swimming.

He is survived by his two children, Gary D. Genito, III and Courtney A. Genito; his parents; his five sisters, Christie M. Bacon, Jamie L. (Patrick Turck) Genito; Kelly M. (Shawn) Garrison, Heather L. (Matthew) Young and Michelle M. (Dustin Pierce) Michael; his grandmother, Joyce Genito; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gary is predeceased by his grandfather, Dewey Genito, and maternal grandparents, Maturon L. "Tory" and Evelyn Mae Bacon.

Calling hours for family and friends will be on Thursday, December 27th from 6 to 8:00 P.M. at Sundquist Funeral Home.

Forestport- Kenneth R. Seymour, 24, of Division St., passed away peacefully, at his home, on Monday, December 24, 2018, while surrounded by the care of his family.


Ken was born in Utica, on March 22, 1994, a son of Lloyd A. and Brenda I. Broadbent Seymour, Jr. He grew up in Forestport and in Greig, attending Forestport Elementary School, and South Lewis School, before returning to Forestport and graduating from Adirondack High School, Boonville, with the Class of 2014. Thereafter he furthered his education attending Edinboro College, of Erie Pennsylvania. He was employed as an attendant at The Enchanted Forest of Old Forge.


He enjoyed spending time with his family, reading and playing video games.


He is survived by his mother and step father, Michael and Brenda Alfano, Brantingham, his father, Lloyd A. Seymour, Jr. and his maternal grandmother, Donna (Groth) Broadbent, Forestport. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Gardner L. Broadbent, Jr., on July 22, 2017. Ken is also survived by one sister, Brittney Alfano, Brantingham; his uncle and aunt, John and Jackie Broadbent and their children, Elizabeth Youngs and Katherine Broadbent, Forestport and aunt and uncle, Michael and Jessica Berwick and their children, Angelia, Michael, Jr. and Dalton, all of Huntertown, IN. Also surviving is his care aid and very best friend, Latisha Taylor.


His Funeral will be Friday at 4:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in Olden Barneveld Cemetery, Town of Trenton. Calling hours are Friday, from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tuscon, AZ 85718.

GLENFIELD - Hazel Mae Olmstead, who formerly resided on Greig Road, was cared for by her daughter (Barbara) and granddaughter (Amy) in Utica for the last five years.

Hazel passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Mrs. Olmstead, the daughter of the late George and Nina (Durdan) Haney was born in Rome, NY on August 11, 1928. She attended school in Remsen, NY. She was united in marriage to John M. Olmstead on September 24, 1960 in Remsen, who had passed on March 12, 1966.

Hazel worked for Kraft Foods in Lowville and retired in 1992. After retirement she became a caregiver at Brookside Senior Living Community for the next few years following.

She was a member of the Glenfield United Methodist Church and Glenfield United Methodist Women. Hazel’s hobbies included sewing, being outdoors, and gardening.­­­­­­

She is survived by her four children, Barbara A. Gates of Utica; Larry J. Olmstead of Watertown; Mark M. (Renee) Olmstead of Brantingham; and Georgianna Ferebee of Clarksville, TN; 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded by her son, Richard Brown, 1975; her daughter, Cindy Snyder 1991; and her grandson, Jesse Snyder 1990; two brothers, Arthur and Jesse Haney; four sisters, Lena May Haney, Gladys Williams, Cora Broadbent, and Florence Button.

Her funeral service will be on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home. Calling hours for family and friends will precede from 3 to 7:00 P.M. Spring burial will be in Old Glendale Cemetery.

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