Boonville- Richard (Dick) W. Zeigler, 92 of Route 294 passed away at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on October 15, 2019.

He was born in Boonville on March 21, 1927, a son of John and Lucy Akines Zeigler. He grew up in West Leyden and attended West Leyden High School. Dick entered the U.S. Navy in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was united in marriage to Hattie Daskiewich on April 12, 1952 at the Boonville United Methodist Church. The couple built their home on Route 294 in 1959 where they have since lived for 60 years. Dick was employed in his early years by Bill Williams Trucking, Boonville; Eastern Rock in the sand pit, where he operated the loader. He worked for his father in the family business, Zeigler Motors and after his father died he owned and operated the business for many years. Dick also drove school bus for Boonville Central School for several years.

Dick had a passion for stock car racing and in the late 1940s traveled to many race tracks including, Canton, Watertown and Canada. He continued for many years as a driver and greatly enjoyed it. He also enjoyed Nascar Racing. He was a member of the Boonville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife Hattie, of 67 years two sons and a daughter in law, Rick and Mary Zeigler, Rome and Rodney Zeigler and significant other Kathy, Boonville; grandchildren, Richard, Jennifer, Becky, Jackie, Beth and Eric; ten great grand children; one brother and sister in law, Robert and Eleanor Zeigler, Boonville; one sister and brother in law, Carol and Butch Johnson, Boonville and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Donald and Karl Zeigler.

Calling hours at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St., Boonville will be on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 2 to 6pm. A private funeral will be held on Friday, with burial in Boonville Cemetery to follow. Military rites will be rendered by Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey V.F.W. and the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Memorial donations may be made to the Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 164, Boonville, N.Y. 13309. For an online message of sympathy go to

Ava- Eleanor B. (Genther) Goodhines, 85, of Murphy Road, widow of Leo and a former longtime resident of Stinebrickner Road, West Leyden, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Rome Memorial Hospital.


Eleanor was born in Swancott Mills, Town of Lewis, on April 3, 1934, a daughter of Arnold and Alma Clark Genther. Her earlier childhood was lived in Redfield; later she moved to the Town of Ava and received her education at West Leyden Central School. On April 23, 1951, Eleanor was united in marriage with Leo F. Goodhines and after their marriage with couple settled on the Stinebrickner Road, at Sunset Corners, near West Leyden. Mr. Goodhines, a long time quality control manager at Revere Copper & Brass, Rome, passed away on November 12, 1978. In addition to enjoying her role as homemaker, Eleanor was also employed at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville and at Lally Manufacturing Co., Port Leyden.


Mrs. Goodhines was a member of St. Mary’s Church, West Leyden.


Eleanor enjoyed doing ceramics, Knitting and putting together puzzles.


She is survived by five daughters and three sons in law, Diane (Michael) Hubbard, Ava, Carol (Wayne) Owens, Canastota, Gail (Gregory) Ritter, West Leyden, Darlene Moshier, and Patricia Hunter and her significant other, Michael Andrews, Sr., all of Boonville; one son and daughter in law, Robert (Leslie) Goodhines, Virginia; fifteen grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Cihocki by a brother, Joseph Genther and by a son in law, Lawrence Moshier.


A prayer service will be on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden, at 11:00, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Prussian Settlement. Calling hours are Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Leyden Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 205, West Leyden, NY 13489.

Boonville- Frederick C. Berger, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at The Bishop Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Syracuse, after a brief illness.


Fred was born in the Town of Leyden, on January 23, 1939, a son of Frederick C. and Erma I. Leichty Berger. A life resident of Boonville, he graduated from Boonville Central School, Class of 1957, and for a time thereafter was employed in carpentry with his father. From 1958 until his honorable discharge in 1961, Mr. Berger served his country in the U.S. Army, serving stateside and in Korea. After his discharge, he served in the US Army Reserves until 1964.


On May 5, 1990, Frederick was united in marriage with Frances Johns, at the Star of Light Baptist Church in Kokomo, Indiana. Mrs. Berger passed away on November 20, 2005.


For many years, Mr. Berger was employed as a radar installer for Griffis Airforce Base of Rome, traveling throughout the United States and around the world to radar sites.


Mr. Berger was a life member of Boonville Elks Lodge # 2158, a member of Charles J. Love Post American Legion and Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W., all of Boonville.


Fred is survived by one daughter and son in law, Nikki (Jamie) Podkowka, Boonville; two granddaughters, Riley and Madison, both of Boonville; one brother and sister in law, Edward (Elizabeth) Berger, Boonville, two nephews, Benjamin Berger and Guy Berger, both of Boonville; great nephews, Scott (Ashley) Berger and Douglas (Kisha) Berger all of Boonville and a great niece, Elise (Mike) Bailey, Boonville. Fred is also survived by his step children, Jim, Kennith, Richard, Kimberly and Melissa, all of Kokomo, Indiana. He was predeceased by a step son, Allen.


Services will be Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW and The Tun Tavern Marine Corps League will render Military Rites. Calling hours are from 12 Noon until the service time. Following the service, all are invited to attend a celebration of Fred's life, at Charles J. Love Post American Legion, East Schuyler St. Boonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Company Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309.

Constableville- Mordehai Elieser Krakowski, known as Lesa, was born in Germany, on September 14, 1924. He was the son of Ephraim and Frimet Tepper Krakowski. When Hitler came to power, the family fled, first to Belgium, then in 1934, to Brazil.


In 1947, Lesa immigrated to the US, living in New York City, where he attended law school and became a lawyer. In 1956, he married Lili Hirsch.


After working for several large corporations, Lesa established his own firm, in 1963.


In 1966, the Krakowskis bought a former farm in Constableville and made it their home in 1973.


Mr. Krakowski passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. His family wishes to express a note of sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, and for the caregivers from Lewis County Hospice.


In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Memorial contributions may be made to your local volunteer fire department or to Constableville Library, Main St. Constableville, NY 13325.

Boonville-Beatrice Brown Bailey, 87, died October 9, 2019, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Shunk, PA on July 4, 1932, a daughter of Louis and Anna Barlow Brown.

Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Delbert Bailey, two daughters, Sharon Lake and Barbara Moran.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10 a,m. at the Forestport Presbyterian church with pastor Aggie Walker officiating. There are no calling hours; arrangements have been entrusted to Mills Funeral Home, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy go to

We accept obituaries from Funeral Homes only. If you would like to have an obituary aired on The Moose and on this website, please tell the funeral director to e-mail or fax (315-376-8549) the obituary to us. The Funeral Director will be charged for any and all obituaries aired on The Moose and on this website. Obituaries are changed according to their length. The entire obituary will be aired during Today In the North Country (8:25AM, Mondays through Saturdays) the first day. A shorter version will air each day prior to the funeral.

Sorry, we do not accept any obituary announcements from anyone other than a funeral home. All obituary announcements received will run on WBRV-FM in Boonville, WLLG-FM in Lowville and on this website. Thank you for your cooperation.