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LOWVILLE- JoAnn M. Burriss, 63, of Erie Canal Road, Lowville, died Friday, November 23, 2018 at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Beaches Bridge Cemetery, Watson with Rev. Mr. Ron Pominville officiating. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Contributions may be made to Lowville Food Pantry, 7646 Forest Ave., Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by her two children Roger Burriss and his wife Lindsay of Beaver Falls; Bobbi Jo Burriss and Lee Stewart of Goose Creek, SC, five grandchildren, Derek, Clarissa, Shyanne, Joseph and Sarah; five great grandchildren, Dalton, Denim, Carter, Sophie and Darren; her lifelong friend Tina Renodin; her siblings and their spouses, Francis and Elke Dicob of Lowville, John and Brenda Dicob of Lowville, Barbara Dicob and Michelle Murphy of Keystone Heights, FL, Mary and Joe Dutton of Castorland, sister-in-law, Michelle Dicob of Copenhagen; Robert and Cheryl Dicob of Glenfield; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many cousins; She is predeceased by a brother Joseph Dicob, a great-granddaughter, Elaina Marie Briot, and a special nephew, Scott Dicob.

JoAnn was born on July 7, 1955 in Lowville, NY, a daughter of the late Albert Dicob and Betty Clark Dicob Boliver. She graduated from Beaver River Central School in 1973. While in high school she attended Glenfield B.O.C.E.S. for nursing. She worked for Lewis County General Hospital as an LPN from 1982 -2005.

JoAnn enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and crocheting. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

JoAnn was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville.

Condolences may be made online at

Port Leyden, - Walter F. Kinel, 91, of Moose River Road, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 18, 2018.


Walt was born on July 18, 1927 in Boonville, a son of Stanley and Susan Zych Kinel. He was raised on the family farm on Walker Road, and graduated from Boonville Central School with the Class of 1945. Following his education he continued to help his family on their dairy farm. Following his parents retirement in 1970, Walt took over and continued its operation until he retired in 1996. Walter had a passion for farming, and had fond memories of running the farm with his brothers Leo and John.


On May 8, 1982, Walter was united in marriage with Beverly Kellogg Dailey at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Following Walt’s retirement from the farm, the couple moved to their home on the Moose River Road in Port Leyden. Mrs. Kinel passed away on August 15, 2018.


Walter was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden, and St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. He enjoyed the outdoors especially the time he spent hunting and fishing.


Walter is survived by his nephew and caregiver Thomas Tyska, Canastota, as well as his other nieces and nephews and their families: Raymond (Diane) Tyska, Liverpool, William (Susan) Tyska, Alabama, Peggy (Andrew) Stien, Oregon, Rosalie (Steven) Warner, Oregon, and Marilyn (Bernard) Dolan, Boonville, a niece by marriage Joan Bolich, Port Leyden, and several great-nieces and great-nephews including Michelle McIntyre and Joey Bolich. He is also survived by Beverly’s children, grandchildren and extended family. Besides his wife Beverly, Walter was predeceased by his siblings and their spouses: Joseph (Ruth) Kinel, Mary Ann (Frank) Tyska, John (Helen) Kinel, Helen (Bruce) Hannan, and Leo Kinel, and nephews: Richard Bolich and Martin Kinel. Walter is also survived by his former neighbor and longtime friends Charles (Annette) Hammond.


Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, November 28, with a 10:00 am prayer service at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Church of Christ Our Hope Parish, Boonville, with Rev. Thomas Ward officiating. Interment will be held in the spring in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Leyden Fire Dept. P.O. Box 652, Port Leyden, NY 13433.

Boonville- Joanne A. Sattler, 88, of State Rt. 294, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at her residence while under the loving care of her close friends and caregivers, under the direction of Hospice.


A native and life resident of Boonville, Joanne was born on August 1, 1930, a daughter of Frank E. and Hazel Meurer Sattler. She graduated from Boonville Central School; thereafter she attended and graduated from Utica School of Commerce. For many years Miss Sattler operated a secretarial service business, first in Boonville and later in Utica. Her business included typing, photo coloring, mimeographing and direct mail work. She was also a very talented artist who designed commercial advertising for many companies in central New York.


In 1954, Joanne accepted a position as Boonville area correspondent for the Syracuse Herald American Newspaper.


Joanne was a member of The First Baptist Church, Boonville and she greatly enjoyed cooking and baking. She also loved her feline pets and feeding and watching birds.


She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins and by several close friends. She was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Koster and Marion Brown and a life companion, Elbert Chapin.


In keeping with her wishes Joanne was donated to medical science. A private interment will be in Boonville Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

Boonville- Louise Hess Zeigler, 91, of Mineral Springs Road, widow of Ervin B., passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018, in the comfort of her home, while under the care of her loving family.


Affectionately known as “Weezie,” she was born in Boonville, on June 12, 1927, a daughter of the late Nelson and Elizabeth Howley Hess. A lifelong resident of Boonville, she graduated from Boonville High School, with the Class of 1944.


On July 31, 1948, Louise was united in marriage with Ervin B. Zeigler, at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Mr. Zeigler, a self-employed contractor and Highway Superintendent for The Town of Boonville Highway Department from 1966, until 1984, when he passed away on October 13, 1984.


Louise was employed at Monroe Manufacturing Company, Boonville, Rome Airforce Base, Acme Market Basket Stores, Slim’s Restaurant, Sno-Top Bottling Works, all of Boonville. She completed her husband’s term as Highway Superintendent, for the Town of Boonville Highway Department. On March 15, 1987, she retired from employment as a secretary in the office of Kortenaer Village Apartments in Boonville.


Louise was a member of Charles J. Love Post # 406 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Boonville, Forestport Up and Go Senior Citizens, Young at Heart Senior Citizens, Senior Mixed Bowling League and she bowled for many years in the Hi-Lo Bowling League, also serving as the league treasurer for many years. She was an avid New York Mets Fan and greatly enjoyed watching Mets Baseball games on TV and she was a Syracuse Orange Basketball Fan.


She loved to knit, crochet, bake cookies and play cards. She also found much joy in watching her grandchildren, and great grandchildren play various sports. She was a permanent fixture at the BYAA Ball Park, watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren play baseball.


Louise dearly loved each and every one of her children their spouses and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are four sons and daughters in law, Larry, Ronald (Dianna) Lynn(Tina) and Dwayne (Charlotte); one daughter and son in law, Bonnie (George) Snyder, all of Boonville. She was predeceased by a son, Cory, “Cork” Zeigler, on March 20, 2015 and by a daughter in law, Cynthia Zeigler, on May 10, 2014. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; Tammy (Gregg) Farr, North Carolina, Jodi (Don) Croniser, Boonville, Miranda (Mike) Bush, Lowville, Cassandra (Craig) Hollis, North Carolina, Rob (Lisa) Zeigler, South Carolina, Michelle (Eric) Zeigler, Boonville, Jim Snyder, Boonville, Steve (Kate) Snyder, Remsen, Brittaney (James) Alger, West Leyden, Ryan (Samantha) Zeigler, West Leyden, Ashley (John) Zeigler, Boonville and Justin Zeigler, Boonville and 18 great grandchildren. At the present time Weezie was joyfully anticipating the birth of her 19th great grandchild to be born in December. Also surviving is a daughter in law, Jeanie, Port Leyden, a sister in law, Sylvia Zeigler, Boonville and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by three brothers, Robert Hess, Bernard Hess and Joseph Hess, and a sister, Bernice Hess Treat.


The Zeigler family wishes to express a special note of thanks and great appreciation to Karen Zeigler for the excellent care and compassion given to Wezzie in her time of need.


In keeping with her wishes there will be no calling hours or services. A spring interment will be in Boonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boonville Fire Department Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309, where her father, brother and two sons were very active members. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

LOWVILLE- Lois E. Virkler, 90,of East State Street, Lowville, died Sunday, November 18, 2018 at her home, under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice..

The funeral will be Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Apostolic Christian Church of America, Croghan, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 1 – 3 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Cathy and Clifford Lehman of Castorland; Steven and Yvonne Virkler of Lowville; James Virkler of Lowville; Chris and Susan Virkler of Croghan; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins, a sister-in-law, Mavis Mattoon of Spokane, WA;. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Clyde F. Virkler, who died on August 3, 2010; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Everett and Onalee Mattoon and Leslie Mattoon.

Mrs. Virkler was born on June 4, 1928 in Hermon, New York, a daughter of the late James and Grace Jeffers Mattoon. She graduated from Hermon High School in 1945 and attended Watertown School of Commerce and worked as a clerk/typist for Watertown Times. On April 19, 1952, she married Clyde F. Virkler at Gouverneur United Methodist Church, with Rev. William Wood officiating. Together with her husband, the couple purchased the family dairy farm in 1952, and operated the farm on the River Road until 1983, upon retirement. The farm is now owned by their two sons and daughter-in-law, Steven and Yvonne Virkler and James Virkler.

She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and crossword puzzles .

Mrs. Virkler was a member of Apostolic Christian Church of America, Croghan.

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