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Boonville- Nancy L. Wawrzyniak, 81, passed away on February 17, 2019 at Lewis County General Hospital.

She was born in Felts Mills, NY on August 14, 1937, a daughter of Raymond and Bessie Lunderman Quay. She married Vincent C. Wawrzyniak at the Holy Family Church, Watertown. The couple eventually settled at their present Route 12D home where they raised their family. Mr. Wawrzyniak died February 4, 2007. Nancy often called herself a domestic engineer, where she did house cleaning for various families in the area.

She was a lifetime member of the Lowville V.F.W Ladies Auxiliary and a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. Nancy enjoyed painting, sewing, embroidery, cooking and baking for her family, making donuts, country music and Yankee baseball.

Surviving are her children that she deeply loved and were the center of her life, Joanne and Doug Holland, Mechanicsville, VA, David V. and Debra Wawrzyniak, Boonville, Patti Bourgeois and Randy Fruin, Lyons Falls, Mary and Brian Egnew, West Leyden, Cindy and Doug Nellenback, West Leyden and Kathy Leveseque, Lyons Falls; 14 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucy Wawrzyniak, Talcottville; her other sissies and 3 amigos and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy was predeceased by a grandson, Jon D. Wawrzyniak on December 5, 2018, a brother, Dan Quay, a sister, Rosemary Robinson and Nancy’s parents.

Nancy’s funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St., Boonville. Calling hours will be 4-7 p.m. prior the service. A spring burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Constableville. Memorial contributions can be made to Constableville Ambulance, 3000 Main St., Constableville, N.Y. 13325 or to American Diabetes Association, Lomond Office Park 110 Lomond Court, Utica, N.Y. 13502. For an online message of sympathy please go to

Donations of food can be brought to the Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Boonville anytime after 2:30 p.m. on Friday

GLENFIELD – The Rev. Paul DeForest Joslyn, 87, died on Wednesday Afternoon, February 13, 2019 at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Boonville where he had been a resident since spring of 2018.

The Rev. Paul D. Joslyn was born on April 18, 1931 in Syracuse, the son of the late The Rev. Dr. John M. and Dorothy Ada (Burdick) Joslyn. The Rev. Joslyn graduated from Onondaga Valley Academy, Syracuse, Hartwick College, Oneonta, and graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA. He was ordained in the fall of 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Staten Island.

He was united in marriage with Margaret (Peggy) Smith Joslyn on June 9, 1956 at Atonement Lutheran Church, Syracuse, with his father, The Rev. Dr. John M. Joslyn officiating.

He returned to Atonement Lutheran Church, Syracuse, his “home parish” where he served as assistant and associate with his father. While in Syracuse, he served as chairman of Inter-Synodical Leadership School, Silver Bay, a member of the executive board for the Lutheran Home, Clinton, and fire chaplain, Syracuse Fire Department.

He served Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, East Glenville, and served as a member of Upper N.Y., Synod of the ELCA, chairman of Burnt Hills area Inter Church Council, member of the board, Inter-Faith Community of Schenectady, member and secretary, East Glenville Volunteer Fire Co., and while at Good Shepherd he initiated Confirmation Camp. The Rev. Joslyn was also the Protestant chaplain of Schenectady County, and served the Inter-Faith Community, Schenectady.

The Rev. Joslyn accepted a call to Zion Lutheran Church, New Hartford in 1978, until the end of his active ministry in the Lutheran Church in 1994. While there he was a strong advocate for handicapped people of the Mohawk Valley, a liaison for the HIV-AIDS community, board member of Lutheran Homes, Clinton, and Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees.

During his retirement he could be found helping with the ministries of Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls, Headwaters Cluster of Episcopal Churches, and Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Margaret “Peggy”, their children, David and Janet Joslyn; John Joslyn and companion, Susan Buckingham; Sarah and Randy Anderson; a daughter-in-law, Susan Joslyn; Polish daughter, Ewa Lawrence and husband Tom; twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; his sister, Nancy and John Richardson; a sister-in-law, Kay Joslyn, nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his son, Mark P. Joslyn, his granddaughter, Emily Anderson, and his brother, the Rev. John S. Joslyn.

His funeral service will be at the Zion Lutheran Church, New Hartford on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. with the Rev. Dr. David Cleaver-Bartholomew, officiating. Rev. Joslyn will have a viewing from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to: Zion Lutheran Church, 630 French Road, New Hartford, NY 13413; or Upstate NY Synod of the ELCA Young Adult Ministry, 5811 Heritage Landing Dr., East Syracuse, NY 13057-9360; and Habitat for Humanity, 2 Randolph Road, Plainfield, NJ 07060

GREIG- Peter Kriwox, 75, of Greig Road, died Sunday morning, February 17, 2019 at his home, surrounded by loved ones, under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice. 
In keeping with his wishes, there will be a private funeral service at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. Burial with Military Honors will be in the spring at Brantingham Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greig United Methodist Church, In C/O Joan Loper, 4222 Lyons Falls Road, Lyons Falls, NY 13368.
He is survived by his beloved wife of over 53 years, Janet; three daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and Dennis Pawlicki of Adams Center, Lou Anne and David Sauveur of Watertown, Kelly and Randy Moore of Constableville; five granddaughters, Jan, Sara, Cassandra, Chelsey and Kate; and a great-grandson, Liam Peter; his siblings, Louise Hulbert and her companion Ray of Brantingham, Eva VanZandt of Glenfield, Samuel and Linda Kriwox of Lowville, and Gary and Kathy Kriwox of Alexandria Bay; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his siblings, Charles Carbino, Joseph Kriwox, Donald Kriwox, Pauline Salmon, Albert Dumas, Nellie Grabb, Ruth Cobb, Steven Kriwox, Theresa Sweeney, John Kriwox, Sylvia Chennell, Amanda R.A. Blades; and Eric, Paul and Myrtle Kriwox, who died in infancy.
Peter was born on March 29, 1943 in Lowville, New York a son of the late John and Eva M. Carbino Kriwox and attended General Martin High School. Mr. Kriwox then moved to Massena, NY where he was employed by Harold Norton as an apprentice in masonry, and then worked for Massena Federal Housing.  In 1964, he joined the Army Reserve doing his basic training at Fort Dix, N.J.  He then went to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where he worked as a Heavy Equipment Engineer.  In November, 1964, Peter left Massena and came back to Lewis County.  On September 4, 1965, he married Janet Vienneau at the Lewis County Court House with Judge George Davis, officiating.  Peter was employed at Lyons Falls Paper Mill as a machine tender for 36 years, until the mill closed in 2001.  Peter was a caretaker alongside Gary Levesque at Bisby Lake in Old Forge, NY.  Peter last worked for the Town of Greig as custodian/caretaker at the Greig Town Park and Town of Greig offices.
Peter attended the Greig United Methodist Church, where he was active and volunteered whenever needed.  He was a skilled carpenter and sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed bowling and was an avid New York Yankees fan.  Most of all, he was a true family man. 
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Boonville- Pennie V. Oaster, 57, a lifelong resident, passed away peacefully, with the love of her family on February 19, 2019, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Constableville, N.Y. on November 29, 1961 a daughter of Louis and Joan Oaster Gorzalkowski. Pennie grew up in Boonville and graduated from Adirondack Central High School in 1980. While in high school she studied cosmetology at B.O.C.E.S. and at an early age started her career at Sunset Nursing Home. Pennie loved her job as Activities Director at Sunset; she spent many hours coordinating events and activities. She often said it would not have been possible without her volunteers. She stayed active in cosmetology and on Fridays would line the residents up to do their hair. She touched thousands of people’s lives throughout her 39 years at Sunset Nursing Home. She greatly loved her job and family and will forever be missed.

Surviving are her companion, Philip Loftus and family, Austin and McHenna Loftus and Jeanne {Mema} Loftus; one sister and brother in law, Lisa and Tom Gerace, Carthage; one brother and sister in law, James and Debra Gorzalkowski, Boonville; nieces and nephews that she treated like her own kids; Michael Gerace, Dena Gerace, Jessica Gerace, Tommy Gerace and Charlie Domville and Courtney and Nick Gorzalkowski; great niece and nephews, Royale Yager, Dylan Grass and Sebastian Gerace; uncle and aunt, Richard and Linda Oaster, Utica; a special cousin, Janet Hamlett; many special friends and her Sunset Nursing Home family. She was predeceased by her parents Louis in 2005 and Joan in 2006.

Pennies family would like to thank Jerome Britton and family for everything they have done for her, also Dr. Podkowka, (Dr. P.) and the countless others who have given her support throughout the years.

Pennies funeral will be on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 4 pm at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St., Boonville. Relatives and friends may call from 1- 4pm prior to the service. Spring burial will be in the Boonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sunset Nursing Home Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, N.Y. 13309. For an online message of sympathy go to

COPENHAGEN - Mark A. Patrick, 50 died at his home on Thursday, February 14, 2019.


Mr. Patrick was born in Norwich, CT on October 24, 1968 the son of the late Kenneth Charles and Anna May (Gorzalkowski) Patrick. Mark attended Norwich Free Academy. He married Vicky Lee Patrick on February 13, 1988 at his Aunt Kathy's home in the town of Leyden. He moved to the North Country with his family in 1992. Mark and Vicky made their home in Copenhagen. She died on December 22, 2017.


Mark traveled with Coleman Bros. Shows out of Middletown, CT for over 15 years where he set up many midways and operating a fried dough food trailer. He loved camping, cooking, hunting, and family and friends.


He is survived by his four children, his daughter, Renee (Warren) Wilkerson; sons, Mark A. Jr. and Kenneth C. Patrick; and Gerald A. Flint; his sisters and brother, Bertha (Terry) Snyder; Bettyjean E. Silva; Kathy Patrick; Amanda Molnar; Rose Patrick; and Charles L. Patrick; his mother-in-law, Linda Nagy and the Nagy families; several nieces and nephews.


Mark is predeceased by his brother, Timothy J. Patrick.


Calling hours for family and friends will be on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4 to 7:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home.

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