George Harrington, 63, passed away July 22, 2019.
George loved classic country music, and was a performer since his teens. He and his brother Alvin won the Eastern States award for best duet in the early 70's. They traveled to Wheeling, West Virginia and performed on Jamboree USA several times. They were invited to become regulars on the Jamboree but the duet split before this came to be.
George went on to play in several Central New York bands in the Syracuse area. Eventually he went to work for Hal Casey, a noted New York State fiddle player, and was front man for North Country for 25 years. George played venues all over New York and surrounding states. North Country opened for many country music stars.
George was a member of the New York State Old Time Fiddler's Association and served as president. He was a member of the Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association and served on the board of directors.
George worked as a DJ for WSEN, WSCP and WBRV throughout the years.
He is predeceased by his parents, Laura and Fred Harrington, and his younger brother, William Harrington.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (David) Burgess and Courtney Harrington (Scott Collar), as well as four grandchildren, DJ, Kelsie and Jonathon Burgess and Gabby Collar. George is also survived by his brother, Alvin Harrington and his sister, Laurie Wittwer.
LOWVILLE - After many years, Margaret D. Freeman’s life ended peacefully at her home in the congregate at the Brookside Retirement Community, Lowville, NY on July 17th, 2019.
Mrs. Freeman was born in Port Leyden, NY, the beloved daughter of Harry L. Drake and Madeline Pitcher Drake on June 29, 1920. She graduated from Port Leyden High School with a Regents’ diploma and attended St. Lawrence University.
Margaret married Cedric (Ced) Freeman on January 24, 1941, creating a loving marriage lasting 73 years. While Ced served in the South Pacific in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Margaret lived in Port Leyden with her two toddlers. After the war, the Freemans built a house on Hutton Heights in Boonville, NY. They became the proud owners of the well-respected Freeman’s Jewelry on Main Street that thrived until Ced’s retirement in 1980.
Subsequently, the Freemans bought a winter home in Florida that they enjoyed for 12 years. Later, they spent winters near their youngest daughter in West Chester, PA. Summers were spent at their log camp on Brantingham Lake, NY, which is still owned by the family.
Margaret’s interests centered around creating a warm and attractive home for the family of five. She excelled at gardening, corresponding with family and many friends, reading, making needlework and braided rugs and, most of all, creating delicious meals. Renowned are hearty weekend breakfasts and warm lunches for her growing children and truly tasty dinners for family and friends. But it is her homemade pies which are really legendary. Many of Margaret’s recipes emanated from the Alsatian roots Vegetables and fruits grown in the garden were highlights served on summer nights on their screened porch. Many of Margaret’s recipes derived from the Alsatian roots of her great grandmother Margaret Kroupp Niece. A great family treat was when everyone could enjoy the fresh garden vegetables (peas!) and fruits (raspberries!) served on summer nights on the Freemans’ screened in porch.
Regrettably, Ced Freeman predeceased Margaret in 2014. Also, her brother Loren Drake and sister-in-law Helen Genzel preceded their sister in death. Surviving are her daughters Nancy Freeman Jordan (Rob) of Thornton, PA and Beverly "Bonnie" Poppleton (Terry) of York, ME and her son Cedric Randall "Randy" Freeman (Sharon) of Houston TX.
There are five grandchildren: Pamela Jordan (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Candice Sherman (Atlanta, GA); Faith Black (Houston, TX; Michelle Chumsae (York, ME) with the two great-grandsons Miles and Zane and Michael Poppleton (Brooklyn, NY) with a third great-grandson, Jack.
Margaret’s nephews are Alan Drake and Calvin Genzel; and her nieces are Connie Stefano, Carla Stelmach, and Corrinne Zehr.
For more than four years, Margaret was treated with outstanding kindness and compassion by her care-givers led by Joanne Kellogg who became one of Margaret’s dearest friends.
The calling hour is 9:30-10:30 AM on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. in Lowville, NY. The funeral follows at 11:00 AM at the Lowville Methodist Church, followed by a committal service at the Port Leyden Cemetery. Later that day, a reception will be held in Lowville for all attending.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or to the Port Leyden Cemetery, PO Box 218, Port Leyden, NY 13433.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
Lee Center - Angelica “Angel” L. Lint (Pratt) of Lee Center, NY, passed away peacefully at Strong Memorial Hospital on Thursday July 18th, 2019, at the age of 48.
Angel is survived by her Mother, Katherine E. Pratt of Lee Center, NY; her Husband, Christopher S. Lint of Boonville, NY; her Son and Daughter-in-Law, Ryder J. and Katie R. Pratt of Lee Center, NY; her Daughter, Alexis K. Pratt-Lint of Boonville,NY; her Sister and Sister-in-Law, Patricia A.and Kelly A. Ireland Pratt of Rome, NY; she also leaves behind a beloved Granddaughter, Lucy, as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Angel was predeceased by her Father, William, her Son, William and her Granddaughter and Grandson, Evelyn and Robin.
Angel was born on January 21st, 1971 in Rome, NY, to William R. and Katherine E. (Nellenback) Pratt. She attended Rome Free Academy and Mohawk Valley Community College. Angel had an infectious personality and a desire to serve others, traits which allowed her to excel in her professional life. Her generosity and capacity for love, endeared her to her friends, coworkers and family. She was a lover of books, especially her paranormal-romance novels. Angel had a contagious laugh and a wonderful sense of humor, which always made for fun and memorable family gatherings. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and would often have long drawing and coloring sessions with Lucy, who affectionately called her “Ya-Ya”.
Angel’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care team for their kindness, compassion and care.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 23, at 12:00 Noon at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 3 to 7pm at the funeral home. All are invited to come celebrate Angel’s life, and floral contributions are welcome.
Boonville- Donna M. (Dewey) Czajka, 71, of Czajka Road, wife of Peter P., passed away at her residence, on Friday, July 19, 2019, while surrounded by her husband and loving family.
Donna was born in Utica, on April 16, 1948, a daughter of Donald and Marjorie Williams Dewey. She grew up in Forestport, where she attended Forestport Central School, through 12th grade. On December 7, 1968, Donna was united in marriage with Peter P. Czajka; thereafter the couple made their home on Czajka Road, near Boonville.
Donna was employed as a waitress at Slim’s Restaurant, Boonville and later for over 30 years, she was employed as a waitress at the Buffalo Head Restaurant, Forestport.
Donna and Peter were a kind and loving couple and Donna will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor and demeanor of “tough love.” It was these traits which enabled Donna and Pete to be “Mom and Dad,” for over 300 Foster Children, over a period of twenty years, under the Foster Care Program in Oneida County.
Mrs. Czajka was a member of Boonville Foothills 4-H Saddle Club. She possessed a great affection and love for her feline and canine friends as well as all animals. A stray animal who found its way to Donn’s home, was indeed, very fortunate! For many years Donna enjoyed horseback riding and she currently found great joy from her horse, “Little Junior,” and her canine friend, “Sarge.”
In addition to her husband, Peter, Donna is survived by two daughters, Jodi French, East Granby, CT and Lisa Czajka, Boonville; one son, Desmond (Tiffany) Williams, Westernville; four grandchildren, Eden Czajka, Sosie French, Logan French and Ryan French; two sisters, Glenyce (Nick) Ver Schneider, Forestport and Candace (John) Stine, Broken Arrow, OK; three brothers, Ronald (Marla) Dewey, Las Vegas, NV and Donald (Kathy) Dewey, Brandon, FLA, and Kevin (Bunny) Dewey, PA.
Her Funeral will be Monday at 4:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Rev. Donald H. Karlen, retired Pastor of Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish, Boonville, will officiate. Calling hours are Monday 2-4 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.
A Memorial Service will be held for Amanda Stinebrickner Meyer on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. It will be held at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville, NY.
Amanda left behind her husband, Ryan Meyer, their four children, Morgan, Marcus, Ahna and James. She also left behind her parents, Kathy and Ron Edmondson of El Reno, OK, James Stinebrickner and Diane Osborne of Lawrenceburg, TN, Tim and Darlene Seelman of Boonville, NY Her siblings Alan Stinebrickner, Knoxville, TN, Sarah Seelman, El Reno, OK, Michael Edmondson and Kendal Jones, Michelle Edmondson, Mindy and Luke Newman all from Lincoln, CA, Amanda and Micheal Rickman, Adam and Semika Osborne, Scott and Katherine Osborne from TN, as well as Marissa, Timmy, Toby and Tyler Seelman of Boonville, NY. She also left behind her maternal grandmother Frances Diann Hastwell. Amanda was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, John Hastwell Jr and paternal grandparents, LeRoy and Marion Stinebrickner. Amanda left behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Following the Memorial Service, a gathering will be held at the United Methodist Church, 202 Main Street in Boonville, NY.
All friends and family are invited to celebrate Amanda's life.
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