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COPENHAGEN - Robert V. Kiernan, 85, died early Saturday morning, December 1, 2018 at his home under the care of Lewis County Hospice and his loving family.

Mr. Kiernan was born on August 5, 1933 in Watertown the son of the late William D. and Pansy Edith (Meister) Kiernan. Bob graduated from Copenhagen Central School, the class of 1951. He was united in marriage with Beverly A. Hills on June 28, 1952 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville with Rev. Arnold Pedersen, officiating. Bob worked for Queens Farms Dairy Milk Plant in Copenhagen, and helped his father on the farm. He also worked at Carthage Paper Makers, Crown Zellerbach, and did road construction on and off in later years. By trade Bob was a machinist at Black Clawson in Watertown where he retired after 21 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly, their seven sons, William R. (Sue) of Lowville; Richard C. (Leslie) of Allentown, PA; James T. (Lisa) of Brantingham; Michael A. (Mary) of Watertown; Jon R. (Beth) of Rutland, VT; Robert L. (Robin) of Watertown; and Thomas H. (Tammie) of Copenhagen; his sister and brother-in-law, Wilma (Clement) Bush of Lowville; 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Bob is predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Wanda (Larry) Bush.

Robert was a member of River of Life Fellowship, Copenhagen, Co-Founder of the Copenhagen Civic Corporation, for a medical building. Life Member of Watertown B.P.O.E. Lodge # 469, Member of International Machinist & Steel Workers Union, and New York State and Black River Valley Fiddlers Association. Bob loved to dance and listen to the fiddlers.

After retirement Bob assisted his wife in Direct Sales for 25 years which earned them numerous trips thru out the world and the U.S. They also started Polar Bear Concessions in 1993, until 2012.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 1:00 P.M. at River Of Life Fellowship in Copenhagen, with Pastor George Gray officiating. Calling hours for family and friends will be on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery.

The Kiernan family would like to thank the nurses, and volunteers of Lewis County Hospice for their compassion and care shown to their family over the past three months.

Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to: River of Life Church, P.O. Box 397, Copenhagen NY 13626 or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367

LOWVILLE - Glenn D. Caplicki, 33, died on Monday evening, December 3, 2018 at his home.

Glenn was born on June 2, 1985 in Utica the son of Glenn D. Brodt and Catherine Anne Caplicki, he graduated from Lowville Academy Central School where he played baseball. He also received a certificate from B.O.C.E.S., Culinary Arts program.

He worked doing odd jobs in the Lowville area and worked for and traveled with Coleman Bros. Shows. Glenn also volunteered at the Lowville Food Pantry.

Glenn was known for being generous, kind and helping others. All he wanted was to be loved, and accepted for who he was. He was an avid New York Yankees fan.

Glenn is survived by his parents, his three sisters, Amy S. Brodt, Tammy (Stephan) Allen, and Rebeka A. Caplicki; his paternal grandfather, James Brodt; his maternal grandmother, Mary Akin; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his paternal grandmother Gladys Strain, maternal grandfather, Joseph Akin, and his cousin, Craig Brodt.

His funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Sundquist Funeral Home, with Rev. Bruce Roggie officiating. Calling hours will precede the funeral service from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.

Memorials in Glenn’s name may be made to: Lowville Food Pantry, 7646 Forrest Avenue, Lowville, NY 13367

Utica- Harold J. Owens, 92, formerly of Rome and Lee Center, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

 

Harold was born in Ava, on July 24, 1926, a son of Donald B. and Nellie Mae Sasenbury Owens. He grew up in East Ava and in Rome, receiving his education in Ava rural schools. From March, 1945, until his honorable discharge in October, 1946, Mr. Owens served his country in the U.S. Army, in the European Theater of WWII.

 

After the war, Harold returned to Rome and was employed at Oriskany Iron Mill, and at Wilson’s Veneer Co. Rome. In December, 1947, Mr. Owens began employment at the former Rome Air Depot, retiring from Griffiss Air Force Base, Maintenance Department, in 1982.

 

Mr. Owens was a member of the Rome V.F.W.

 

On February 28, 1950, Harold married Leona Gleasman, in Schenectady. For many years the couple lived on Streun Road, near Lee Center. Later the couple was divorced and Mr. Owens moved to Rome, where he resided for many years, before making his home with his daughter Cindy and her husband, Frank, in 2014.

 

Harold is survived by two daughters, Linda (John) Brady and Cindy (Frank) LaColla; four grandsons, Shane, Donald, Cody and Matthew and two great great grandchildren, Owen and Kiara. He was predeceased by a brother, Gordon, in 1996, and a sister, Marie, who died as an infant.

 

Calling hours are Thursday from 2-4 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Funeral Services with Military Honors will be held in the spring, at a time and date to be announced at Ava Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Remsen - Carol A. Esch, 72, of Remsen, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 27, 2018.

 

Born on July 26, 1946 in Colchester, England, she attended Nacton Rd. School in Ipswich. Carol married the love of her life, Brian A. Esch, on May 9, 1964 in Ipswich, England. In 1967, they moved to Amarillo, TX, and upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1969 settled in upstate NY. They lived in the Rome area for many years until retiring to their log home in Remsen. Carol’s “Mum”, Daphne, joined them in 1973 and became a U.S. citizen to be closer to her daughter and family.

 

Carol was a loving daughter, wife, mother, nana, sister, aunt, cousin, Godmother, and friend. She welcomed all with her kindness, laughter, and charming English accent into her home and life. She was a talented floral designer and crafter, specializing in seasonal wreaths. Her home always looked like a page from a magazine. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching old movies and Denver Broncos Football, collecting dolls, lighthouses, and loons, and Adirondack camping trips with her family; especially at Stillwater Reservoir. Carol and Brian traveled often to the coast of Maine, so she could be by the ocean like her childhood days in England.

 

Carol is predeceased by her loving parents, Leonard and Daphne (Benneworth) Bardey of Ipswich, England, and her beloved husband of 49 years, Brian A. Esch of Remsen, and her angelic infant son Andrew, David’s twin brother.

 

Carol is survived by three cherished sons and their spouses: Richard and Eileen (Daskiewich) Esch of Forestport, NY, David Esch Miranda and Victor Miranda of Portland, OR; and Steven and Julie (Bovey) Esch of Kennebunkport, ME. Four beautiful, adored granddaughters that filled her heart with joy and always made her smile: Lauren and Madison Esch of Forestport, NY, Sophia and Isabel Esch of Kennebunkport, ME; her loving brother, Terry Bardey of Clacton on Sea, England; Aunt Rosemary Benneworth; cousins: Brian and Paul Benneworth, Jayne Flory, and Susan Van Gool, all of Ipswich, England. Also surviving are brother and sisters-in-law: James and Delores Esch of Rome, NY; Paul and Lisa Esch of Verona, NY; and David and MaryAnne Esch of Barneveld, NY; nieces, nephews, friends, and her beautiful, much loved dog Cloey.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Remsen Volunteer Fire Co. P.O. Box 299, Remsen, NY 13438.

CARTHAGE/CASTORLAND- Marion M. Bernat 92, formerly of Meadowbrook Terrace, Carthage, and Deveines Road, Castorland, died Tuesday morning, December 4, 2018 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where she has resided for the last two years.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Pastor Wayne Arnold officiating. Spring burial will be held at the convenience of the family in West Lowville Rural Cemetery. A calling hour will be on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the funeral. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by her two children and their spouses, David E. and Susan A. Bernat of Clayton, Carol B. and Jeffery A. Ward of Lowville; a granddaughter, Katlyn Marion Ward; four step-grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy and Tricia Streeter, Randy and Melissa Streeter, Erin Streeter, Erica and Wilbur Stanford; many step great-grandchildren, and step great-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Katherine Bernat of Lowville; many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband Emery, who died on May 8, 1998; her daughter, Nancy Bernat, who died on April 19, 1999; three sisters, Madelene Bernat, Ruth Thoma; and Alice Mosher who died at 3 months old.

Marion was born July 6, 1926 in the Town of Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Norman and Ethel Bigham Mosher and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1943. She worked on the family farm, and at Climax Manufacturing, and at Graham’s Department Store before her marriage. On September 26, 1948 she married Emery Bernat at the Lowville Methodist Church. She continued to work at Climax in the mill and later worked in the office. She worked at Big N, later called Ames. She also decorated cakes for 34 years and did childcare in her home. She worked as a Tax Collector for the Town of Denmark for many years. She lived in Castorland from October 3, 1949 until July 1992, moving to 812, New Bremen. She later moved to the Deveines Road in 1999 and Meadowbrook Terrace in 2013.

She was an active member of the Castorland Baptist Church for many years. She was a 75 year member of the Denmark Grange and a longtime member of Co-Operative Extension and served on several committees, as well as serving on the board of directors for over 15 years. She was also a member of the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary and Castorland Home Dem.

Marion enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and spending time with her family.

Many thanks to the staff of the 4th floor of Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility for their special care of Marion during her stay at the nursing home.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.

CARTHAGE/CASTORLAND- Marion M. Bernat 92, formerly of Meadowbrook Terrace, Carthage, and Deveines Road, Castorland, died Tuesday morning, December 4, 2018 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where she has resided for the last two years.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Pastor Wayne Arnold officiating. Spring burial will be held at the convenience of the family in West Lowville Rural Cemetery. A calling hour will be on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the funeral. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by her two children and their spouses, David E. and Susan A. Bernat of Clayton, Carol B. and Jeffery A. Ward of Lowville; a granddaughter, Katlyn Marion Ward; four step-grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy and Tricia Streeter, Randy and Melissa Streeter, Erin Streeter, Erica and Wilbur Stanford; many step great-grandchildren, and step great-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Katherine Bernat of Lowville; many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband Emery, who died on May 8, 1998; her daughter, Nancy Bernat, who died on April 19, 1999; three sisters, Madelene Bernat, Ruth Thoma; and Alice Mosher who died at 3 months old.

Marion was born July 6, 1926 in the Town of Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Norman and Ethel Bigham Mosher and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1943. She worked on the family farm, and at Climax Manufacturing, and at Graham’s Department Store before her marriage. On September 26, 1948 she married Emery Bernat at the Lowville Methodist Church. She continued to work at Climax in the mill and later worked in the office. She worked at Big N, later called Ames. She also decorated cakes for 34 years and did childcare in her home. She worked as a Tax Collector for the Town of Denmark for many years. She lived in Castorland from October 3, 1949 until July 1992, moving to 812, New Bremen. She later moved to the Deveines Road in 1999 and Meadowbrook Terrace in 2013.

She was an active member of the Castorland Baptist Church for many years. She was a 75 year member of the Denmark Grange and a longtime member of Co-Operative Extension and served on several committees, as well as serving on the board of directors for over 15 years. She was also a member of the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary and Castorland Home Dem.

Marion enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and spending time with her family.

Many thanks to the staff of the 4th floor of Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility for their special care of Marion during her stay at the nursing home.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.

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