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Constableville- James R. Linck, 82, of James St. husband of the late Priscilla E., passed away at his residence, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, while surrounded by the loving care of his family and Hospice.


Jim was born in Boonville, on September 11, 1936, a son of Ronald W. and Florence Barrett Linck. He grew up on Domser Road in the hamlet of Talcottville, attending Talcottville Rural School, before continuing his education at Boonville Central School, graduating with the Class of 1954. From 1954 until 1956, Mr. Linck furthered his education attending Utica College where he studied business.


From 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1958, Jim served his country in the US Army, stationed stateside and in Germany. From 1958 until his honorable discharge in 1962, he served in the US Army Reserves.


In late 1958, Mr. Linck began his employment with his father, in the operation of the Ronald W. Linck Insurance Agency, of Boonville, a well-known North Country area insurance agency established by his father in the early 1930’s. Later James purchased the family insurance agency, operating the business until 1987, when he sold the agency. From 1987, until 1997, Mr. Linck was employed as a Rural Letter Carrier for the US Postal Service, retiring from the Constableville Post Office.


On July 6, 1963, James was united in marriage with Priscilla E. Ossont, at St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls. Afterwards the couple lived in Boonville, before moving to Constableville and to their present home in 1976. Mrs. Linck, a well-known area nurse and EMT Volunteer for Constableville Fire Co., passed away on August 22, 2015.


Mr. Linck was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Constableville and a 50 year member of Constableville Fire Company, where he had served as company President and Secretary, as well as Field Day Parade Chairman for many years and greatly enjoyed marching with the fire department color guard. For many years, Mr. Linck served as assessor for the Town of West Turin.


During his high school years, Jim excelled at playing Basketball, Baseball and later on community softball teams. He will be fondly remembered for his bowling skills and for many years, Jim enjoyed bowling on the F.J. Smith Bowling Team, in Constableville and in Boonville. He also enjoyed playing Euchre and Jim was an avid Syracuse University Basketball Fan, a Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Fan, a NY Mets Baseball Fan and a loyal Buffalo Bills Football team fan.


Jim is survived by one daughter and son in law, Beth Ann (William) McGovern, Constableville; three beloved grandchildren, Meghan (Robert Jr.) Cummings, Turin, Philip (Breanna) McGovern and Cory (Emily) McGovern, all of Constableville; one great granddaughter, Ella Cummings; one great grandson, Conner Cummings; three sisters and two brothers in law, Frances (Kenneth) Strife, Croghan, Phyllis Worden, Port Leyden and Mary (Kenneth)Rhone, Talcottville; one brother and sister in law, Dennis W. (Veronica) Linck, San Bernardino, CA. Jim was predeceased by a brother, Gerald E. Linck, in 2006. Also surviving is a sister in law, Joan Linck, Talcottville, nieces, nephews and cousins and three brothers in law and their spouses, William (Patricia) Ossont, Gasport, NY, Peter (Susan) Ossont, Lyons Falls, Jeffrey (Christine) Ossont, Ocoee, Fla; three sisters in law, Maxine LaQuay McConnell, Boonville, Denise (James) Reed, Canastota and Nonie Ossont, Lyons Falls. Jim was predeceased by five brothers in law, Kenneth Ossont, Duane Ossont and Reginald Ossont, Kenneth LaQuay and Charles McConnell.


Jim’s family extends a note of sincere thanks and appreciation to the B Wing Staff at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, for the excellent care afforded to Jim and a note of sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Lewis County Hospice Care, Inc. for the excellent and compassionate care rendered to Jim.


A Prayer service will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with a Funeral Service to follow at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville, at 11:00 A.M. where Deacon James Chaufty, will officiate. Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment in the spring will be held in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Constableville. Memorial contributions may be made to Constableville Fire Co. P.O. Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325, or to Friends of Lewis Co. Hospice, Inc. PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Utica- Sarah B. Politano, 87, formerly of Elsie St. Rome, and Markham St. Lyons Falls, passed away while surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, September 30th, at St. Luke’s Home, New Hartford.


Sarah was born on August 5, 1931, at her parents’ residence, THE PLACE, ENFIELD, in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Sarah was the daughter of James Franklin and Susan Palmer Greenwell. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Nursing, as a Registered Nurse. In 1994, Sarah relocated from Maryland to Lyons Falls, where she lived for several years.


In her youth, Sarah loved horses and was an avid equestrian. She spent summers on the beach in Ocean City, MD. Dancing, listening to music and playing Bingo were some of her favorite pastimes. Continuing her mother’s legacy, Sarah was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of St. John’s Church Lyons Falls.


Sarah is survived by her children: Ellen B. Politano, Hawaii, Mary Suzanne Politano, Utica, Cynthia A. Politano, Boonville and John F. Politano, Hawaii; grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Ricci, Edward and Nicholas Pallett, Megan, Kellie and Mathew Politano, and her former spouse Pascal R. Politano, (Ret. Major, US Army). She was predeceased by her son, James Robert and by her brother, James R. Greenwell.


A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo will officiate. There are no calling hours. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Our Lady’s Cemetery of Medley’s Neck Catholic Church, Leonardtown, Maryland. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church in Lyons Falls, Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, South Kortright, NY or the Port Leyden Food Pantry at St. Martin’s Church.

Boonville- John R. Stammers. 65, of Lachausse Road, husband, of Kathi, passed away on Thrusday, October, 25, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, while surrounded by his family after a brief illness.


John was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 7, 1953, a son of Reginald and Mary (Kwasniewski) Stammers. He grew up in Philadelphia, where he graduated from Pennsbury High School.


On August 29, 1985, John was united in marriage to Kathi Race, in Cape May, NJ, where they resided for twenty years before moving to Boonville.


John was a lifelong truck driver, driving tank trucks and trucks transporting commodities. He retired in 2006, from H.R. Ewell Trucking Co. of Lancaster, PA. For many years, John also owned and operated his own deep sea fishing charter boat service, known as Marcella-T, of Cape May, NJ. He especially loved fishing with his dad, brothers, and sons.


He also enjoyed long conversations and political arguments with his mother and his sons. He was proud of his sons and daughter in law for their accomplishments in life thus far.


Becoming a papa was one of the most joyful moments in his life. He loved spending time with his granddaughter Ryleigh and Grandson Coltin. He treasured the many hours spent with his brother in law, Bob Race, with who he was extremely close with, while playing poker, talking about truck driving and creating an infamous fish tank.


In addition to his loving wife, Kathi, John is survived by two sons, John Michael (Ashley) Boonville, Timothy, Fairfield, CT; two grandchildren, Ryleigh and Coltin Stammers, Boonville and his mother, Mary Stammers of Morrisville, Pennsylvania. John greatly enjoyed spending time and visiting with his siblings; two sisters, Barbara Stammers and Patricia (Doug) Sieber; two brothers, Joseph (Yvonne) Stammers, James (Barbara) Stammers, all of Pennsylvania. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, which he enjoyed special bonds with. He was predeceased by his father, Reginald Stammers.


John’s family wishes to express a note of heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the CICU unit at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, for the excellent care and compassion which they gave to John.


In keeping with John’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private ceremony will be held at his family’s convenience. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Company Ambulance Fund, PO Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309. Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

PORT LEYDEN - Frances Nora “Franny” Janes, 92, formerly of Kelpytown Road, passed away on Thursday evening, November 1, 2018 at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Lowville.

A Funeral Mass will be said at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Port Leyden. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Franny was born on February 12, 1926 at home in Port Leyden, NY, a daughter of the late Noah and Guadelupe DeLeon Sabourin. She graduated from Port Leyden High School in 1945. On August 1, 1945, she married Leonard Janes at St. Martin’s Rectory in Port Leyden. She worked as a seamstress for Lally Manufacturing, Port Leyden, for 42 years, retiring in 1988. After her retirement, she cared for children in her home. She was a communicant of St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Port Leyden. She enjoyed bowling and bingo, and most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters and three sons-in-law, Rebecca and Dan Mullen of Concord, NH; Susan and Ron Rockwood of Lowville; Henry Wheeler of Port Leyden; nine grandchildren, Melisa Eastman, Jon Wheeler, Shannon Carpenter, Arree O’Neil, Sandy Janes, William Janes, Benjamin Mullen, Hannah Rockwood and Abigail Rockwood; 11 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; a sister Delia Wood of Concord, NH; nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Leonard Janes, who died in 1997; two sons, William Janes, who died in 1963, Douglas Janes, who died in 2007; a daughter Judith Wheeler, who died in 2018; two brothers, Noah Sabourin Jr., Cornelius Sabourin, and a sister, Marie Sabourin.

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Boonville- Elaine M. Dorn Smith, 98 of Post St. passed away on October 28, 2018 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she had resided since 2013.

She was born in Boonville, N.Y. on December 24, 1919 a daughter of Adolph and Anna Larsen Marcy. Elaine grew up in Boonville and attended Boonville High School. She married Charles Dorn who died in 1950. Elaine for many years was employed at various restaurants in Boonville including Sam Amendola Restaurant and the Boonville Hotel.

Surviving are her sons, David [Kirbey] Dorn, Boonville and Frank Dorn and spouse Edward Schumacher, Florida; grandchildren, Bart, Charlie, Elaine, MarcyAnn Dorn, Christine Dorn and Rhonda Munoz; several great grandchildren, Alyssa Steria, Jolene Stacks, Jackie Alfano, Reann Munoz, Rebecca Munoz, Phillip, Ella and Anastasia Dorn and 5 great great grandchildren; one sister, Janice Yauger, Boonville and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Wayne Dorn and brothers, Lyndon, Wayne and Dean Marcy and one sister, Lura Hutton.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1 pm at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St., Boonville. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours will be 11 am to 1 pm prior to the service. Contributions in her memory may be made to Boonville Ambulance Fund, P.O Box 164, Boonville, N.Y. 13309. For an online message of sympathy go to

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