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NORTH WESTERN - Clayton G. Bailey, 88, died Saturday evening, February 2, 2019 at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Bailey was born on January 21, 1931 in the town of Greig the son of the late George W. and Grace M. (Sullivan) Bailey. Clayton attended Lowville Schools and entered the U.S. Army in 1951 serving in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1953 at the rank of Corporal.

He married Bertha Anne Beach on September 18, 1954 at Holy Rosary Church NYC. Clayton and Anne traveled to Bear Mountain on a short wedding trip and settled in Lowville until September of 1959, after which they moved their family to North Western. Anne died on April 8, 2014.

Clayton was employed by Griffiss Air Force Base working at the 485th EIG Unit retiring in 1989 after 30 years of service.

He was a charter member of Westernville American Legion Post # 1846 where he served as Past Commander. Clayton loved gardening and enjoyed having a large garden every year.

He is survived by his four children, Karen Thomas of Rome; Francis J. (June Nodecker) Bailey of Lee; Candy (George) Hammon of Rome; Lisle (Joyce Manipole) Bailey of Grant; twelve grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren; his brother, Vernon E. (Cheryl) Bailey of Glenfield; his sister-in-law, Barbara Marek of North Western; his brothers-in-law, Blair Buell of Lowville and Lisle Beach of Delaware; several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his, great granddaughter, Elektra Rose; brothers, Wayne, Bernard F. (Bud), and Clifford J. Bailey; his sisters, Beatrice B. Fahey, Clara G. Blair, Beverly J. Hotchkiss, Joyce M. Turck, Joan S. Buell, Josephine L. Gingerich, and Geraldine C. Levesque.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville, with Pastor Gene Bailey, nephew officiating. Spring military burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery. Following the service family and friends are invited to the Westernville American Legion for a luncheon.

Calling hours for family and friends will be on Wednesday, February 6th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials in Clayton’s name may be made to: Westernville American Legion Post # 1846, 9379 NY- 46, Westernville, NY 13486 or Pine Grove Church, C/O Vicki Roy, 6441 Pine Grove Road, Glenfield, NY 13343

West Leyden- Kevin J. Ernst, 68, formerly of Osceola Road, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.


Kevin was born in Boonville, on August 17, 1950, a son of Lyndon H. and Mary Drain Ernst. He grew up on the Osceola Road, near West Leyden, attended West Leyden Central School, where he graduated with the Class of 1968. While in high school, Kevin excelled in playing baseball; a sport he greatly enjoyed from playing on west Leyden Little League and he also enjoyed playing basketball while in high school.


After high school, Kevin furthered his education attending and graduating from the Powelson Business College of Syracuse, earning a degree in business management and accounting. Kevin was employed at Camden Wire Co., and he operated the Salmon River Inn in Osceola, until he was badly injured in an automobile accident in 1971. He was hospitalized for over a year following the accident and after that, Mr. Ernst enrolled in Utica College of Syracuse University, earning a Bachelor degree in Human Relations and Psychology.


Kevin was employed as a Social Worker for Oneida County. He greatly enjoyed fishing and he directed the construction of the remodeled Rome Fish Hatchery to be handicap accessible, where he caught the first fish off the handicapped fishing area during the ribbon cutting ceremony.


Kevin possessed the ability to brighten the environment wherever he was; he was a beacon of hope and happiness to the other residents and staff at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Kevin was always watching out for the betterment and welfare of others. His presence will be truly missed at Sunset.


He was an avid New York Yankee Baseball fan and a fan of the Buffalo Bills Football Team. He was a brilliant card player and organized the Tuesday Card Club at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.


In addition to his mother, Jane, West Leyden, Kevin is survived by four brothers, Kenneth L. Ernst, Forestport, Christian J. Ernst, West Leyden, Charles E. Russell, Franklin, NC and James (Colleen) Russell, Syracuse; two sisters, Mary E. Moye, CO and Charlene Russell, West Leyden. Kevin was predeceased by his parents; brothers, David Ernst and Jeffrey O. Ernst, and by sisters, Denise, Lynda and Michelle.


Kevin’s family wishes to express a special note of thanks and deep appreciation to the A Wing Staff at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the excellent and compassionate care rendered to Kevin during his residency at Sunset.


A celebration of Kevin’s life will be on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 1-5 P.M. at the Boonville Elks Lodge (downstairs area), State Rt. 12, Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to the West Leyden Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. box 205, West Leyden, NY 13489, or to the West Leyden Reformed Church, West Leyden, NY 13489. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

Town of Western- Bruce N. Capron, 67, of Buck Hill Road and formerly of Beckwith Road, husband of Barbara, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a short illness.


A native of Boonville, Bruce was a son of the late Harry Erlo and Jean Flint Capron. He grew up on the Capron family farm on Jackson Hill, near Boonville and graduated from Adirondack Central School, with the Class of 1969. From 1971 until his honorable discharge in 1973, Mr. Capron served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, during the Viet Nam War. He served in the US Army Reserves until his honorable discharge in 1977.


Bruce attended SUNY Oswego, where he graduated earning a Bachelor Degree in Math and Computer Programing. For several years he was employed as a Computer Programmer at Revere Copper & Brass Co., Rome, NY and also at Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. Utica.


On September 25, 1976, Bruce was united in marriage with Barbara Stafford, at the Norfolk United Methodist Church, Norfolk, NY.


He was a member of the Living Waters Assembly of God Church, Boonville.


Bruce came from a farming background and he enjoyed a lifetime interest in agriculture; while living on Beckwith Road, he and his wife operated a small dairy farm and later while living in Brushton, NY (Franklin County), Bruce and his family operated a hay farm. After the couple relocated to their present home on Buck Hill Road, he greatly enjoyed raising large gardens of many kind so vegetables, potatoes, grapes and apple trees. Bruce greatly enjoyed military history and especially watching historical movies about World War II.


In addition to his wife, Barbara, Bruce is survived by one son and daughter in law, Matthew (Melanie) Capron, Peterborough NH; three daughters and one son in law, Karyn (Patrick) Dugan, Malone, Brenda Capron, Colleen Capron, both of Westernville. He was predeceased by a son, Adam Capron, in 2018. Also surviving is a daughter in law, Abby Capron, Massena and his siblings; John (Gloria) Capron, Modena, NY, William (Renata) Capron, West Linn, OR, David (Donna) Capron, Romulus, MI, Susan Capron Davis (Thom) Chicago, IL, Marjorie Capron Mahaffy (John), Boonville and Andrew (Joyce) Capron, Canton, GA, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; Harry Erlo Capron, on November 2, 2013, and Jean Capron, on February 14, 2016.


A Memorial Service and celebration of memories of his life will be Thursday, February 7, at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor William McLoughlin, of the Living Waters Assembly of God Church, of Boonville, will officiate. Calling hours are Wednesday 5-8 and Thursday 10:00 A.M. until the service, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Town of Western Fire Department Ambulance Fund, or to the Living Waters Assembly of God Church, 13783 State Rt. 12, Boonville, NY 13309.

Boonville- Rosemary Dolan, 86, widow of Jim, passed away peacefully, at her residence, on Sunday, February 3, 2019, while under the loving care of her family and hospice.


Rosemary was born on September 24, 1932, on Duppert Road, Mohawk Hill, at the Seelman homestead farm, a daughter of Andrew and Effie Goodhines Seelman. She attended a one room school house on Mohawk Hill, until moving to Boonville with her family, where she graduated from Boonville Central School, with the Class of 1950. Thereafter for a time, she was employed at Lally Manufacturing Co. Port Leyden.


On November 19, 1954, Rosemary was united in marriage with the love of her life, Francis James “Jim” Dolan, at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. This was a loving union which lasted for over 60 years, until Jim passed away on February 14, 2015. In the late 1950’s the couple moved to their present home on Summit Street.


In October 1963, Jim and Rosemary and Rosemary’s brother in law, Donald Seelman, purchased the American Hotel on Ann Street in Boonville. Together, they operated this hotel, bar and grill until 1982, when Mr. Seelman passed away. Thereafter Jim and Rosemary continued to operate the hotel; in the summer of 2018, Rosemary sold the hotel.


Mrs. Dolan was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards and taking bus trips to the casino.


Surviving are her children; two daughters, Kathryn (Kris) Egnaczyk, Cheryl (Cameron) Kaiding, all of Boonville; three grandchildren, Leslie (Ryan), Thomas (Sydney), Katelyn (Jamie); great grandchildren, Abigail Marie, Madeline Rose, Machenna Sky and her beloved nieces and nephews and her beloved canine companions. She was predeceased by her siblings, Andy Seelman, Loretta Bourgeois and Helen Seelman.

Her Funeral will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, where Rev. Thomas A. Ward and Rev. Donald H. Karlen, a brother in law of Rosemary will concelebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. A spring interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Company Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309, or to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.

“With every death there is a reunion; Rosemary is now reunited with the love of her life, Jim.”

West Leyden- Terry J. Weiler, Sr., 63, of State Rt. 26, husband of Tammy, passed away at his residence, while surrounded by the loving care of his family and hospice, on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.


Affectionately known as T.J., he was born in Constableville, on June 26, 1955, a son of Alvin and Helen LaQuay Weiler, Sr. He grew up in West Leyden, where he attended school, later graduating from Adirondack Central School, Boonville, with the Class of 1974. Terry was an avid learner and furthered his education taking classes from BOCES in blueprinting and electrical welding; he also attended MVCC receiving certificates in blueprinting, machine tooling, and basic statistical process control. Terry also attended the Ultimate Advanced program training for Hurco. Terry had a wonderful career with Bartell Machinery of Rome, beginning in 1974 until his retirement in August 2017. In 2003 he joined the TSS program and traveled all around the world for Bartell’s.


On May 1, 1982, Terry was united in marriage with Tammy Lasher, at the West Leyden Reformed Church. Together the couple made their home on route 26 in West Leyden. A previous marriage to Debbie Beadore Rudd ended in divorce. Terry was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL franchise, the 1965 Ford Mustang, and enjoyed playing softball, time spent with family, and will fondly be remembered for his love of splitting firewood.


Terry loved and treasured his family. In addition to his wife, Tammy, Terry is survived by three sons, Terry J. Weiler, Jr., David (Heidi) Weiler and Travis (Amanda) Weiler and his grandchildren, Brett, Zach, Alexis, Chance, Alana, Logan, Brayden, and Devin; his siblings: Sally Clarke (Bob Kopek), Gary (Robin) Weiler, Nancy (Brian) Dumont, Susan (Rick) Malek, Carol (Jim) Dykstra, and Wayne (Tina) Weiler; mother-in-law Edith “Sis” Roberts (Ray “Red” Powel), sister and brothers-in-law: Dawn (Ed) Zagurski, Duane (Janice) Roberts, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by his parents, brothers: Alvin J. Weiler, Jr. in 2008, and Robert Weiler in 1951, and a brother-in-law Francis Clarke in 1992.


A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where calling hours will be held from 1pm until the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County, P.O. Box #266, Lowville, NY 1336, or to the West Leyden Volunteer Fire Dept. P.O. Box #205, West Leyden, NY 13489.

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