LOWVILLE - David C. “Dee” Dunn, 66, of the town of Watson died Saturday evening, April 13, 2019 at Lewis County General Hospital with his family at his side.
David, the son of the late Victor C. "Red" and Beatrice A. (LaQuay) Dunn, was born on April 21, 1952 in Lowville. He graduated from South Lewis High School in 1971. He married Marianne Hitchcock on December 27, 1986 at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Rev. Bernard H. Christman officiating.
Dee worked in the kitchen of The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter in Turin. He retired from Lowville Farmers Co-op where he worked as a sales associate, delivery driver, and yardman for the building supplies department.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marianne and their daughter Heather; several nieces and nephews including Gavin Cherry; his five sisters: Charlotte (Warren) Levensailor Jr., Ella (Mark) Hawk, Cynthia Spann, Darlene Drake and Rose Devoe; and the Hitchcock clan including Amy (Sam) See, David (Catherine) Hitchcock, Cathy McNamara, Mark (Leah) Hitchcock, and LucyJo Tuttle.
David is predeceased by his two sisters, Jean M. Dunn, who died in infancy, and Aimee Salmon.
Dee was an avid bowler, competing at Lewis Lanes in many leagues. He enjoyed collecting knives. He was taught how to cook chicken from his father. He loved baking and sharing his cookies with everyone. His biggest joy was spending time with his daughter and being the best uncle to his nieces and nephews.
Calling hours for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sundquist Funeral Home. A funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Ed Murphy, Rector officiating. Burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery following the funeral.
Boonville- Bruce A. Rieben, 71, of Main St. husband of Helen, passed away suddenly, on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Bruce was born in Rome, on February 21, 1948, a son of Fredrick C. and Lorena Wright Rieben. He grew up in Camden, where he graduated from Camden High School, with the Class of 1967, before furthering his education attending SUNY Morrisville. After that for 32 years Mr. Rieben was employed as a developmental aide, first at Rome Developmental Center, and later for many years at the Post St. CNY DSO Facility, Boonville. After his retirement he was employed as a greeter at the Rome Walmart, before returning to employment at CNY DSO, on a per diem basis for several years. He was married to Donna Mae Davis; that marriage ended in divorce.
On April 12, 1996, Bruce was united in marriage with Helen R. Smith, at the Boonville United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church and greatly enjoyed fishing in the Mad River, near Camden, wood working and furniture refinishing and traveling on bus trips throughout the United States.
In addition to his wife, Helen, Bruce is survived by two daughters, Tammy (Matt)
Morgan and Rebecca Rieben, all of Rome; two grandchildren, Cassidy and Emily Morgan; a great grandson, Carter King and two sisters, Donna (Jim) Tanner, Florida, and JoAnne (Harold) Boyce, SC. He was predeceased by a brother, Fred Rieben.
His Funeral will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Daniel Richter of the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be later this spring in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Department Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309, or to a humane society of your choice.
LYONS FALLS- Phillip J. Baxter, 60, of Seymour Ave. passed away at his home on Saturday morning, March 30, 2019 under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be held privately by the family in Penny Settlement Cemetery, Lyonsdale. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367; or to Lyons Falls Ambulance, PO Box 520, Lyons Falls, NY 13368. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Phillip is survived by his mother, Laurine Baxter of Lyons Falls; four siblings, Patricia Cole of North Clarendon, VT, Henry Baxter Jr. (Laurie) of Lyons Falls, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Mooney of Port Leyden, Paul (Melissa) Baxter of Port Leyden; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and several cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Henry H. Baxter; and a brother Steven Baxter.
Phillip was born on September 6, 1958 in Munich, Germany, a son of the late Henry H. Baxter and Laurine Clair Baxter and graduated from South Lewis Central School in 1976. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1976-1980 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and New London, CT. After his service, he worked for various construction companies over the years. Most recently, he worked for Lunco of Carthage and North South Connection of Boonville. He enjoyed crossword puzzles books, and collecting small pencil sharpeners. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
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