Talcottville- Owen R. Young, 54, a longtime resident of Denley Road, passed away after a long illness on Friday, August 16, 2019, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.


Always and affectionately known as “Ralph or Ralphie,” he was born in Syracuse, on November 29, 1964, a son of Dorothy P. (Young) Johnson and Ralph Fredrick Young. He grew up in the Constableville and Boonville areas, graduating from Adirondack High School, Boonville, before furthering his education at a technical school, in Oneonta, NY. For several years Ralph was employed on Boonville area dairy farms and as a maintenance worker at Whetstone Gulf State Park, Martinsburg, NY.


Ralphie enjoyed animals of all kinds, especially wolves. He also enjoyed tending to his lawn and gardening; he will be fondly remembered as a person who had a tremendous green thumb. He also enjoyed playing Shuffle Board, with his brother, Ken; usually Ralphie would beat his brother Ken. They also enjoyed a good Pool game. He loved his canine friends and his cat Phsyco, and fish. Ralphie was an accomplished bowler and for many years he greatly enjoyed bowling on the Constableville Tavern Bowling team at the Constableville Bowling Alley.


In addition to his mother, Dorothy P. Johnson, of Blossvale, who Ralph constantly, inspite of his illness, very lovingly watched out for, he is also survived by sisters, Darlene (John) Mineo, New Hartford, Arena (Sissy Bug) (Young) Beaver, Blossvale, brother, Kenneth A. (Cheryl) Young, Talcottville and several nieces, nephews, which he considered as his own children. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, cousins and a great nephew many friends and a special friend, Debbie Holzberger. He was predeceased by his father, Ralph Fredrick, in 2016.


His family extends a special thankyou to Patty, a special nurse who cared for Ralphie in the dialysis unit.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation hours on Friday, from 2-5 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where a service will follow at 5:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to The Kidney Foundation of America, 1250 Broadway, Suite 2001, New York, New York 10001, or to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.


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Alberta B. Moreland, 76, of 205 Academy st. and formerly of Forestport and Lyons Falls died Tuesday, August 13 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville where she had resided for the past year. 

She was born February 6, 1943 in Lyonsdale, the daughter of Charles and Jennie Moore Burr and attended local schools. She married Harlow L. Moreland January 18, 1969 in Boonville. He died January 9, 1994.

She was a homemaker and in later years enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by 2 sons Charles and his fiance Terry Fox and David and Edna both of Boonville; Two daughters Brenda and Carl Winters of Forestport and Kay Barnhart of Westernville and one adopted daughter, Cynthia Moreland of Boonville. 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by brothers and sisters. 

Friends may call Friday from 11am until 1pm at the Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC Port Leyden. The Funeral will be at 1pm following the calling hours, with pastor Aggie Walker officiating.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Patients Activity Fund at Sunset Nursing Home, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

WATSON - John E. Konkol, 59, died on Monday evening, August 12, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse.

Mr. Konkol was born on December 19, 1959 in Lowville, the son of the late Martin and Dorthy Elizabeth (Emerson) Konkol. John graduated from South Lewis Central School and joined the U.S. Navy Seabees in 1978, where he received 3 Good Conduct Awards, Humanitarian Award, Naval Militia and Expert Rifleman Awards and he was honorably discharged in 1984. John went to work for Public Works at Ft. Drum as a high voltage lineman and retired as Project Manager in 2017.

John’s was a Life Member of ANAVICUS, Life Member and Past American Chairman International Goodwill Committee, Past Commander of Alexandria Bay American Legion Post #904 and Jefferson County Commander American Legion, Past Children and Youth and Americanism Chairman New York American Legion, and B.P.O.E. Lodge #1605, and Son’s of the American Legion Post #162.

He is survived by his two sisters: Kathryn (Graham) Masters of Lincoln, CA; and Susan Konkol of Portland, OR; his brother, Donald Konkol of Utah; a nephew, Nathan Konkol.

Per John’s wishes there are no services, he is to be cremated and buried in Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery, Saratoga, NY.

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Richard Alexander Lyndaker, loving son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend, passed away at his home in San Diego, California, at the age of 33.

Richard was born on June 17, 1986, in Syracuse, NY to Keith Lyndaker and Suzanne Wadhams. He graduated from Lowville Academy & Central School in June 2004, where he received a national letter of commendation for near-perfect SAT scores. After attending Hamilton College and Jefferson Community College, Richard very soon became a dominating professional poker player. At the time of his death, he was one of the « best high stakes players in the world of No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker games, if not the best, » according to Pokerstars’ most recent publication.

Richard loved travel, living extended periods abroad in Melbourne, Australia; London, England; Toronto, Canada; and Cyprus. Besides San Diego, he also lived in Las Vegas, Boston, and Hoboken, New Jersey. Along his life’s short journey, Richard balanced the arduous concentration of his chosen profession not only as a voracious reader, but also with regularly going fishing, including Fly fishing, or with playing soccer. Relaxation came also through passionately following many sports teams and attending sporting events. He also took breaks to appreciate the arts, music, and theater, not to mention tasting top Michelin Star culinary creations around the world, all part of a truly deliberate endeavor to embrace the best life has to offer. His close friends from high school were as important to him as those he made in the poker world.

Richard was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Richard and Pauline Lyndaker, and his paternal uncle, Ezra Joseph Lyndaker. He is survived by his parents, Suzanne Wadhams of Penfield, N.Y., Keith Lyndaker, of Lowville, N.Y., his sister, Courtney September, and his brother, Jonathan Lyndaker, both of Syracuse, New York, and many beloved cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Richard was an animal lover. Donations in his memory can be made to the Humane Society of New York ( or an animal shelter of your choosing. His parents are planning to establish scholarships at Lowville Academy & Central School and Jefferson Community College.

Richard's funeral will be on Saturday, August 17th at 11: 00 A.M. at the Christian Community Center, Turin. (Next to South Lewis CentralSchool). Calling hours will be Friday, August 16th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home.

Boonville- Therese M. Stanton, affectionatley known as “Terry,” of Aubrey Ave., wife of William J., passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by her loving family.


She was born in Rochester, NY on January 9, 1939, a daughter of George and Mary Dellerba LaMarca. At the age of three she moved to Boonville with her family, where she grew up and graduated from Boonville High School with the Class of 1957. For many years while in high school, and afterwards, she was employed at her family’s, “LaMarca’s Ice Cream Parlor,” which was located in the former Union Block in downtown Boonville. Terry was employed from 1960-1984 as an operator at Contel Telephone Co., Boonville. After that whe was employed as Executive Secretary for the New York State Woodsmen’s Field Days of Boonville, and then at H. & R. Block of Boonville. Later she lived in Mesa AZ., working in retail for Home Place Co., returning to Boonville, in 1997. After that she was employed as a purchaser for Williamsons Food Land of Boonville, and at H.& R. Block.


On November 3, 2000, Terry was married to William J. Stanton in, Boonville. Terry was previosly married to Edward Regner.


She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, and greatly enjoyed cooking, gardening and crocheting.


Her survivors include one son, Scott A. (Joelle) Regner, Columbus, OH., Joanne (Charles) Marmon, Boonville, five grandchildren; Joshua Walker, Sean Regner, Leah Regner, William Regner, and Danielle Regner, three great grandchildren, two brothers; Robert, and John (Frankie), Mesa AZ., many nieces and nephews, and a special friend Sandy Reese. Besides her parents, Terry was predeceased by her brother George.


Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, August 18, at 6:00 pm at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Interment will be in Boonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502, the American Heart Association, 120 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502, or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite #1010, Rockville, MD 20852.


Terry’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the C-Wing staff of Sunset Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to her.

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