Dianne A. Hoffman, age 75, of Lowville, NY, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019, in Rostraver Township, PA at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family. Dianne was born on May 9, 1944 in St. Johnsbury, VT, the daughter of the late Joseph Guy and Rita (Sicard) Voyer. She attended Mount St. Joseph Academy through her junior year and St. Johnsbury Academy for her senior year, from which she graduated in 1962. She was employed by AMF as an Accountant until she started her family, later working as a Crossing Guard at Lowville Academy as well as with her husband in the family cheese business. Dianne volunteered in the lunch program at St. Peters School in Lowville as well as in other areas of the school. She also volunteered at the St. Peters Parish Festival since its inception. Dianne was an avid bowler and golfer and loved to travel in her early life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Hoffman on June 5, 2018; five brothers-in-law, Lowell, Russell, and Leonard Hoffman, Maurice “Murph” Murphy, and Rollian Martin; and two sisters-in-law Jane Hoffman and Virginia Martin. Survivors include her daughter Rebecca A. Wessel and her husband James of Rostraver Township, PA, two grandchildren Jacob Anthony and Peighton Alise Wessel, four sisters Dolores Hoffman, Jeannette Murphy, Denyse (Dennis) Dening all of Lowville, Helene (Kevin) Aubel of Baldwinsville, NY, a brother Donald Voyer of Victor, NY, sister-in-law Bethany Hoffman of Massena, NY, also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins as well as many friends. Arrangements are being handled by Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc., 40 Second Street Extension, Donora, PA 15033 (724) 379-6900 where friends will be received on Sunday October 27, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Funeral services will follow at 4:00pm in the funeral home with Rev. Fr. Dan Valentine officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Dianne’s name to Amedisys Hospice, Comfort Keepers, Friends of Lewis County Hospice, or just be kind and “pay it forward”.
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LOWVILLE/CASTORLAND – Mary B. Gordon., 87, formerly of Lowville, Castorland and most recently, Meadowbrook Terrace, Carthage, passed away early Sunday morning, October 20, 2019 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Mr. Ronald Pominville officiating. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the West Lowville Rural Cemetery. A luncheon at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church fellowship hall will immediately follow the burial, all are welcome. Flowers are gratefully declined, please consider a contribution to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or Taking Care of Our Own, PO Box 155, Lyons Falls, NY 13368.
Mary is survived by her children, Ronald Gordon, Jr. of Greenville, SC; Bethany Montague of Syracuse; Stephen and Kristin Gordon of Bergen; Timothy and Lisa Gordon of Brockport; Mark Gordon of Watertown; Andrew and Mary Ellen Gordon of Waterbury Center, VT; Cynthia and Duane Brouty of Lowville; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joan and George Covel of Saratoga Springs, Bernice and Dean Johnson of Lowville; thirteen grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Ronald F. Gordon Sr. who died on July 28, 2014; a son, Gregory David Gordon, who died shortly after birth; a son-in-law, James Montague; a great-grandson, Shane K. Tremper; and a sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and John Van Nest.
Mary was born on September 12, 1932 in Lowville, NY, daughter of the late Stanley and Kathryn Zelazowski Borowiec. She graduated from Lowville Academy and worked for Mrs. Stoddard at her bakery, before her marriage. On June 17, 1951, she married Ronald F. Gordon at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lowville, with Rev. John A. Cotter officiating. She raised her family and in 1973, she went to work for John’s Grill in West Lowville as a waitress for ten years, and then working for American Greetings as a merchandiser for 9 years, retiring in 1991.
Mary was a communicant of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville, and was also a member of Daughters of Isabella at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville. She was a past 4-H Leader of the West Lowvilliers 4-H Club.
Mary enjoyed crocheting, especially making snowflakes for family and friends. She liked reading, embroidery, jig saw puzzles and spending time with family. Mary also enjoyed going for very long walks and hiking with her children, years ago.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Osceola- Raymond D. “Red” Powell, 87, formerly of Oneida and Osceola, until moving to Boonville in 2018, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, while under the loving care of his family, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
Affectionately known as Red, he was born in Utica, on February 28, 1932, a son of Donald H. and Eleanor Gillen Powell. He grew up in Constableville, graduating from Constableville High School, with the Class of 1950. Afterwards he attended and graduated from Schenectady Barber School. From 1951 until his honorable discharge in1953, he served his country in the U.S. Navy, aboard the U.S. Bristol, stationed around the world, during the Korean Conflict era.
Mr. Powell was employed as a barber for many years, working in Fort Drum, Carthage, Rome, West Leyden and Oneida. Later Red owned Red’s Tavern, Oneida, Redfield Square, Redfield, NY, and for many years the Osceola Hotel. Ray also established and constructed “The Store” in Osceola, which he operated for many years.
Red was a life member of Oneida NY Post # 3169, American Legion.
He is survived by Edith “Sis” Roberts, his companion of 35 years; his children, Micky (Skip) Gaetano, Rene (Tom) Stocklosa and Tom Powell, all of Boonville, Mark (Tara) Wells, Darren, (Julie) Wells, FL; grandchildren, great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and several cousins. Sis’s children, Tammy Weiler, Dawn (Ed) Zagurski and Duane (Janice) Roberts; two ex-wives, Dolores Sawyer and Ruth Damuth and his close friends, Tommy O’Brien, Charlie Lanz, Calvin (Micky) Hunt and Paul Dygert He was predeceased by a son, James R. Powell; sister, Jeanne Marie, brother in law, Stuart and niece Mollie O’Brien.
Red’s family wishes to send of note of heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the A-wing staff at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, for the excellent care which they gave to Red.
A Memorial Service will be Friday, October 25, 2019, at 12 Noon at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where calling hours are from 10:00 A.M. until the services. Interment will follow in Rural Cemetery, Constableville, where members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W. and the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League will render Military Rites. Following the services all are invited to attend a celebration or Red’s life at the Milk Plant Tavern, Rt. 26, West Leyden, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to James Powell Music Scholarship fund at Adirondack Central School, C/O District Offices 110 Ford St. Boonville, or to the O’Brien Family Scholarship Fund at South Lewis High School, Turin.
Boonville- Mary Pauline Karpinski Germanski, 84 of Route 12D passed away on Sunday evening, October 20, 2019 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, after a short illness.
She was born on September 4, 1935 in Turin, a daughter of Joseph and Anna Waligora Karpinski. Pauline grew up on the East Road and attended Port Leyden High School. She was united in marriage to Edward Germanski, who predeceased her in 1996. The couple lived on Moose River Road before moving to Route 12D, north of Talcottville. She assisted her husband in the operation of a clothing store on Route 12 for several years and when that closed they operated four corners trading post at Potters Corners.
Pauline enjoyed watching soap operas and game shows. She especially loved her cats.
Surviving are a step daughter, Linda and Al Marmon, Lyons Falls, 2 step grandsons, Andy, of Tennessee, and Michael whom she made her home on Route 12D; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 4 brothers, Edward, Stanley, Raymond Karpinski and her twin, Paul Karpinski, 5 sisters, Charlotte Liss, Stella Doolen, Genevieve Kolick, Jennie Lee and Florence Wieczerzak and 1 step son Carl Germanski.
In keeping with Pauline’s wishes she donated her body to science. There are no calling hours or services.
Mills funeral Home , Boonville is entrusted with arrangements. For an online message of sympathy go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
Port Leyden – Glenn Brian Redmond, 52, of Elm Street, passed away in the comfort of his home on Friday, October 18, 2019 while under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
Glenn was born on November 26, 1966 in Lowville, a son of Glenn and Joanne White Redmond. Following his graduation from South Lewis Senior High School in 1985, he went to work for Kiewit Construction Co., Lyonsdale. For a time Glen also worked construction in Florida and Wisconsin.
In 1993, Glenn moved to Connecticut, where he met Marie Foster, the couple wed a short time later in Forest Park, NY. The couple settled in Noank, CT where he went to culinary school. Glenn was employed in fine dining restaurants in Connecticut until 1998 when he moved back to Port Leyden following a separation from Marie. Glenn was then employed as a chef for area restaurants including the Buffalo Head, Hotel Parquet, Mountain Dog, and Roaring Brook.
For over ten years, Glenn also cut and sold firewood. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, was talented at making wooden signs, and enjoyed throwing darts.
He is survived by his mother and step-father: Joanne Fahey (Papa Tom Prior), his father and step mother: Glenn (Cindy) Redmond, all of Port Leyden, a sister Renea (Danny) Wunderlin, Connecticut, brother Ricky (Kim) Redmond, Port Leyden, step-sister Wendy Flansburg, New Hampshire, maternal grandmother Helen White, Boonville, nieces: Ashley Palmer and Stephanie Redmond, nephews: David Palmer, Dylan (Brook) Wunderlin, and Brady Redmond, aunts: Sonja Skidmore, Carol (Bob) Sperry, and uncles Bill and Joe White. Glenn was especially fond of his great-nieces Aleighna, Layla, Adeline and Quinn, who he called his sunshine, as well as his great-nephew Logan. He is also survived by his dogs Lucy and Luke. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents: Glenn and Bessie Redmond, maternal grandfather Joe White, uncle Jeff White, and his beloved dog Troy.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 25, at 1:00 pm at the Lyons Falls Bible Fellowship Church with Pastor Jeff Ford officiating. In keeping with Glenn’s wishes there will be no calling hours. Interment will be held at a later date in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lyons Falls Bible Fellowship Church, 3839 State Route 12, Lyons Falls, NY 13368, or to the Port Leyden Fire Dept. P.O. Box #652, Port Leyden, NY 13433
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