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LOWVILLE- Kevin P. Doyle, 60, of New York State Route 812, passed away Saturday evening, October 20, 2018 at his home under the loving care of his family.

The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at New Life Fellowship, Beaver Falls, with Jack Bushey, Pastor officiating. Calling hours are from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Lowville Rural Cemetery.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Cynthia; three children and their spouses, Lyanee and Alan Brasie of Beaver Falls, Kevin P. Doyle II and his wife Brittney of Lowville, Kyle and Chelsea Doyle of Deer River; eight grandchildren, Nikolas, Evolet, Freya, Avacyn, Nolan, Raelynn, Bentley and Ryder; his mother, Nancy Doyle Jones of New Bremen; his siblings, Susan Makuch of Lowville, Betty and Dale Gates of Carthage, Tammy Montalvo of Fulton, Jodi Garvin of Rutland; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by a son, Samuel P. Doyle.

Kevin was born on October 19, 1958 in the town of Denmark, NY, a son of the late John Garvin and Nancy Doyle. He attended Copenhagen Central School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1977, serving until his honorable discharge. Kevin worked for area farmers before his marriage. On June 28, 1980, he married Cynthia Arthur at Bethel Church of the Nazarene, Lowville with Rev. Neil Shae, officiating. Kevin drove truck for area trucking companies and was currently a truck driver for Elmer Moser and Sons, Castorland. He enjoyed landscaping, semi-trucks, traveling with his wife, making benches, and going to auctions and community events. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Kevin was selfless and cared for everyone else.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Loving Lewis County, in c/o Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 7476 State Route 12, Lowville, NY 13367; or Caring Friends of the Community, 11037 State Route 812, Croghan, NY 13327.

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Port Leyden - Irene E. Gydesen, 95, widow of Velton, longtime resident of Kelpytown Road, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Lewis County General Hospital.


Irene was born in Kelpytown on March 13, 1923 a daughter of Clarence and Nettie Lane Adams. She received her education at Port Leyden Central School. For many years, Irene was employed at the Lowville Tree Nursery, Lally Manufacturing Co., Port Leyden and as a domestic in Port Leyden area homes.


On December 20, 1941, Irene was united in marriage with Velton J. Gydesen, at the home of the bride in Kelpytown. From 1946-1970 the couple resided on North Street in the village of Port Leyden. Mr. Gydesen, a US Army veteran of WWII, and retiree of Georgia Pacific Paper Company, passed away on September 12, 1993.


Mrs. Gydesen was a member of The Lyons Falls Bible Fellowship Church and she greatly enjoyed knitting, playing bingo, going to the Turning Stone Casino and reading.


Irene is survived by two daughters and sons in law, Linda and David Evans, Zephyrhills, FL, Jane and Donald Kent, Portsmouth, VA; three sons and daughters in law, Jerry and Christine Gydesen, Lyons Falls, David and Shelly Gydesen, Port Leyden, Joseph and Shelly Gydesen, Port Leyden; nine grandchildren, Brad and Matt Evans, Stephen and Christopher Kent, Tabitha Foll, Cody and Jade Gydesen, Kimberly Hirschey, Justin Gydesen, nine great grandchildren, Taylor, Todd, Alyssa, Camron, Cassidy, Bern, Tyson, Courtney, Cheyanne and Melissa. Irene was predeceased by a great grandchild, Adrianna Evans. Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Cook, Boonville and Thelma Axtell, Lowville.


In keeping with Irene’s wishes, Funeral Services and visitation will be held privately at the convenience of the family at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment private, in Port Leyden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to J.S. Koster Hose Company / Port Leyden Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 652, Port Leyden, NY 13433.

Theresa – Ralph Douglas Stefhon, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Colonial Park Nursing and Rehab Center Rome, New York.

Ralph was born on July 6, 1942 in Boonville, New York the son of Ralph and Edna (Montgomery) Stefhon. He lived the majority of his life in the Boonville area where he attended school until moving to his final home in Theresa, New York.

Ralph married Janice Barnes on May 2, 1959 at the Boonville Methodist Church. They began their family and resided in the Boonville and West Leyden area for 24 years. Janice passed away on December 27, 2009.

Ralph worked as a logger for Adam’s Logging for many years until he decided to become a self employed logger and spent many years doing what he loved most being in the woods. His proudest moment was winning the log loading contest at the Woodsmen’s Field Days in Boonville even with a prosthetic leg. His greatest trait was his work ethic as not even a wooden leg could stop him from going to work every day.

Among being a logger, Ralph loved growing a garden, hunting, playing cards, wrestling, camping and spending time with family and friends. You could not find a better story teller or anyone who could tell Little Johnny jokes better.

He is survived by four sons, William J. Stefhon and his wife, Colleen of Ava, Douglas L. Stefhon of Croghan, Russell W. Stefhon of Croghan, and Ralph D. Stefhon and companion Linda of Theresa; three daughters, Linda Scales and her husband, Douglas of Reading, KS, Sharon Harrington of Canastota, and Rhonda Dunn and her husband, Patrick of Columbia, MD., two sisters Jeanette (Tom) Browning, Tappahannock, Va, Gail (Andy) Stefhon, Columbia, MD and one brother, Ronald Stefhon, Theresa, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his companion Maryann Gallup and her children he called his own and their families, Julie Pate, Rodney Gallup and Sam Gallup. He was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Edna, a son James, who died as an infant, in 1964, a brother Elton and sisters Vera Rogers, Barbara Wills and Betty Michura, a niece Katie Allen and a nephew Ronald Stefhon.

A service will be held on Friday, at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where calling hours will be from 1 P.M. until the funeral. Interment of Ralph’s ashes will follow in Hayes Cemetery, Hawkinsville. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at a repast at the Milk Plant Tavern in West Leyden immediately following the burial.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204, or to Colonial Park Nursing and Rehab Center Resident Activities Fund, 950 Floyd Ave. Rome, NY 13440 or to a charity of your choice.

Boonville- Earl J. Derouchie, 69, a longtime resident of the Gosling IRA, North Post St. Boonville, and more recently a resident of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.


Earl was born in Massena, NY, on July 12, 1949, a son of Medos and Fleurette Hamelin Derouchie. He grew up in Bombay, receiving his education at Fort Covington High School. Earl greatly enjoyed his time spent at the Gosling IRA Facility. He found great joy in bringing sunshine to the staff and residents. Earl was of the Catholic Faith; while growing up he attended St. Patrick’s Church, Hogansburg.


He is survived by three sisters, Mary Ann Belile, Massena, Rita Keith, Mooresville, NC and Lucille M. Trimmer, Massena; one brother, George Derouchie, Oswego, NY, and by his extended family of fellow residents and staff at the IRA facility and daycare center in Boonville.


A Funeral Service will be Thursday at 3:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where calling hours will be 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.

Forestport- Earl D. Bauder, 82, North Lake Road, husband of Bonnie, passed away after a short illness, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.


He was born in Utica, on February 13, 1936, a son of Earl D. and Christine Hassler Bauder. Earl grew up in Utica, where he graduated from Utica Free Academy, later earning an associate’s degree. He served his country in the US Army. For fourteen years he was employed at General Electric of Utica.


On June 6, 1970, Earl was united in marriage with Bonnie Palen, at St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro. Thereafter the couple settled on North Lake Road, Forestport. In 1980, Bonnie and Earl purchased the General Store at Forestport Station; for twenty six years the couple operated this store which was known as Bonnie’s Country Store.


Earl was a member of Liberty Masonic Lodge, Utica, a member of The Yahnundasis Masonic Lodge and the Ziyara Shriners of Utica. He enjoyed fishing, boating and doing crossword puzzles.


In addition to his wife, Bonnie, Forestport, Earl is survived by two daughters, Tina Olds, Forestport and Kristen Bauder, Lancaster, NY; grandchildren, Brittany Olds, Keri Thormann, Angelina S. Olds and Gabriella A. Olds; one great granddaughter, Amelia Thormann; one sister, Rev. Jean Zeidler, Menifee, CA and special brothers in law, Harry Palen, Lawrence Palen and Gerald Palen.


Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Forestport. Calling hours are Monday 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Boonville-Uriel Masonic Lodge # 165, F & A.M. will meet in a group at the funeral home for Masonic Services on Monday, at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Beechwood Cemetery, C/O Mrs. Elizabeth Winters 11765 North Lake Road, Forestport, NY 13338.

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