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LYONS FALLS – Kathleen Lee Rogers, 64, died Tuesday afternoon at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare.

Kathleen was born in Oneida on November 28, 1954 the daughter of the late William and Arlene Ruth George Trexler. She attended school at VVS in Verona. She married Daniel Morak and their marriage ended in divorce.

She married Thomas G. Rogers on August 17, 1996 in Turin with Nancy Fruin officiating. Kathleen worked at the Hilltop Diner in Martinsburg and for many years at Kraft in Lowville.

Surviving are her husband, Tom of Lyons Falls; her children, Karen (Wayne) Overton of Martinsburg; Kim Morak of Albany; Daniel (Anissa) Morak of Peyton, CO; grandchildren; Anthony (Kelsey) Overton, Amanda (Matt) Overton, Kylee Morak, Melinda (CJ) Menendez, Victoria (Jon) Lekberg, great grandchildren, Alexa Overton, Tommy Lekberg and Baby Lekberg in July; her daughter, Jean Twaits (Dave) Ciarcelluti and family of Rochester; step-mother to, Thomas, Kayla, Katlyn and families; her brothers, John (Donna) Trexler of Parish; William (Mary) Trexler of Florida; her brother-in-law, Junior Way of Sherrill; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is predeceased by her sister, Rena “Shelly” Way.

Kathy always enjoyed all the animals she had over the years. Memorials in Kathleen’s name may be made to: Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367

Her funeral will be on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Mr. James Chaufty, Deacon officiating. Spring burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Calling hours are 11:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday March 2nd at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family suggests any food donations be brought to the V.F.W in Lowville on Saturday starting at 10:00 A.M. They would like to invite everyone to a luncheon at the V.F.W following the service.

 

CASTORLAND – Douglas Edward Herzig, 67, of Artz Road, passed away Monday evening, February 25, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loving family under the care of Lewis County Hospice.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with Pastor Bruce Lyndaker, brother-in-law, officiating. Spring burial will be at Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls. A luncheon at the Croghan American Legion will immediately follow the funeral service. All are welcome. Any food donations may be taken directly to the Croghan American Legion on Friday morning beginning at 9:30 a. m. Calling hours are from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367, Caring Friends of the Community, 11037 State Route 812, Croghan, N.Y. 13327, or Lewis County General Hospital Fund for Hope, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, N.Y. 13367

Douglas was born on September 27, 1951 Lowville, NY, a son of the late Alfred and Mary Louise Kloster Herzig. He graduated from Beaver River Central School in the Class of 1970. While in school, he worked for Howard and Everette Farney farm on the Van Amber Road. After graduation, he went to work at Climax Manufacturing in Castorland, then later in Lowville. On April 25, 1981, he married Fern Lyndaker at the First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, with Pastor Bruce Lyndaker officiating. He retired in 2011 after forty one years of service on the same job. He was a past member of the Sons of the American Legion in Croghan. Doug loved deer and rabbit hunting and being retired. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

He is survived his beloved wife Fern; four children, Tonya L. Pate and her companion, Jason Turck of Castorland; Randy T. Herzig and his companion Angela Marolf, of Castorland; Heather M. Noftsier, of Castorland; Douglas E. Herzig II, and his wife, Lynn, of Croghan; twelve grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Lou and Charles Brown, of Castorland; Linda and Blair Combs, of Alabama; Shirlean Brown, of Lowville; Loren Zehr, of Belfort; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Douglas was predeceased by two nephews and a niece; a sister, Jane Zehr; a brother-in-law, Donald J. Brown; and two great nephews.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Port Leyden- Twila M. Rocker, 84, passed on February 24, 2019 at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Lowville.

She was born in Swancott Mills on July 15, 1934, a daughter of Arthur (Bud) and Grace Jones Buffet. She grew up in Swancott Mills and in 1952 was united in marriage with Francis W. Rocker Sr. in Port Leyden. Mr. Rocker passed away in 2002. For two years she was employed at the Keyes Pancake House, Old Forge, but was primarily a homemaker most of her life. Twila was a charter member of Calvary Bible Church, Greig. She also taught school at the church. She loved animals and her pets and enjoyed baking bread and pies.

Surviving are her children, Alton and Debbie Rocker, Garland Texas, Luann and David Ward, Lyons Falls, Francis Jr. and Heidi Rocker, Castorland, Arthur Rocker, Lyons Falls, Billy and Bonnie Rocker, Liverpool, and Tina and Scott Rounds, Lyons Falls; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and one sister, Marjorie Nellenback, Ava. She was predeceased by three brothers, Lowell, Donald and Alton Buffet.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Spring burial in Port Leyden Cemetery. For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.

Boonville – Jennie H. Platt, 94, of Kortenaer Village passed away on February 22, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica , surrounded by her family.

She was born in West Leyden, NY on April 27, 1924 a daughter of Kostanty and Anna Sheroski Lisowski. Jennie received her education in a one-room school house and graduated from West Leyden High School. She married Lyle H. Platt and he died in 1989. Jennie was employed at Ethan Allen Furniture in Boonville, where she worked in the sanding department, retiring after 33 years. For several years she was a foster grandparent-helper at the Adirondack Elementary School. She was a member of Port Leyden Senior Citizens and attended the Boonville Baptist Church for many years.

Surviving are her children, Gerald Platt, New Smyrna, FLA., Lester Platt, Boonville, Lyle and Lee Ann Platt, Boonville, Deborah Clark, Boonville, Connie and Bob Still, Ava, Judy Platt, Florida and Patty and Adrian Grenier, Boonville; daughter-in-law, Debbie Platt, Florida; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, James Platt, three brothers, Stephen, Joseph and Stanley Lisowski and four sisters, Phyllis Sasenbury, Lotti and Stella Backer and Eva Lisowski.

At Jennie’s request there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are by Mills Funeral Home, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.

Burton C. Sperry 1935-2019
Forestport / Whitesboro

Burton C. Sperry, 83, of Forestport, formerly of Whitesboro, passed away on February 21, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

He was born, April 8, 1935, in Utica, NY, the son of Charles B. and Hazel F. Perkins Sperry. Burt was raised in Whitesboro, and graduated from Whitesboro Central School class of 1953. On November 6, 1954, he married Beverly Joan Peters, sharing a deeply devoted and loving marriage of 53 years, until her passing in 2008. Mr. Sperry was employed at Oneida Limited for 37 years, as a tool and die maker. Burt was a member of the Whitesboro Fire Department, serving in many capacities, including Assistant Chief, and President of the Hook & Ladder Company. Burt restored a Studebaker Lark, which he enjoyed for many years.

He loved his camp on North Lake, and made it his home. He had a great love for the Adirondacks, and truly enjoyed nature, including time spent in his Adirondack Guide Boat that he restored. Burt was a man with vast knowledge, which he enjoyed sharing with family and friends.

Burt is survived by his five children and their spouses; Beverly Robinson of New Hartford, Debi and Kenny Myers of Las Vegas, Scott and Tammy Sperry of Forestport, Melanie and Ken Carstenbrock of Sebastian, FL, and Peggy and Mike Lantry of Floyd. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Jennifer Robinson, Jeff Robinson, Jesse P. Myers, Kimberly Greenhalgh, Jesse Sperry, Warrant Officer Burton C. Sperry, Cody Sperry, Mindy Boyles, Holly Sperry, Erica Sperry, Joseph Carstenbrock, Janessa Carstenbrock, Brandy Cacciatore, Krista Kidwell and Shane M. Lantry. In addition, he leaves behind 20 great-grandchildren who hold a very special place in his heart. Also surviving is his sister and brother-in-law, Claire and Jack Murad of Marcy; sister-in-law, Melissa Sperry of Herkimer; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Lawrence Robinson; two brothers, James Sperry and Kelvin Sperry; and brothers-in-law, Anthony and Frank Peters.

The family would like to express their thanks to the Masonic Home, and to St. Elizabeth Hospital for the care and compassion given to Burt and his family.

In accordance with Burt’s wishes, there will be no public services. Services will be held, in the Spring, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Dimbleby Funeral Homes, Inc., Whitesboro.

Memorial tributes may be left at www.dimblebyfh.com

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