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March 25, 1928 to August 3, 2015

Boonville - Corleen "Corky" M. Youngs, 87, formerly of Ford Street, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Carthage on March 25, 1928; a son of the late, George and Mary Dunlavy Herrick.  Corky graduated from Carthage High School in 1946.  On December 30, 1950 she married Daniel Youngs in the Carthage United Methodist Church.  He preceded her in death on April 25, 2012.

Corky is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law Lance and Cindy Youngs; Mark Youngs; all of West Leyden; one daughter and son-in-law Joanna and Fred Bookoop, Savannah Georgia; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Antonelli.

The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation for their care and compassion shown to Corky and her family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside servce on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11 am at the Boonville Cemetery.  Calling hours at Mills Funeral Home 301 Post Street will be Friday from 4-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contibutions can be made to the Boonville Ambulance Fund.  

Expressions of sympathy can be made on Corky's online memorial page by going to

VanEtten obit

April 1, 1926 - August 2, 2015

Lee Center- Dorothy Jane (Pratt) VanEtten, 89, affectionatley known as Jane, a long time resident of Sulphur Springs Road, wife of Howard, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitaiton Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family.

She was born on the Struen Road, Town of Lee, on April 1, 1926, a daughter of Merritt and Dorothy Morse Pratt. Dorothy grew up on the Struen Road, before moving to McConnellsville, receiving her education at a rural school in the Town of Lee.

On September 2, 1945, Dorothy was united in marriage with Howard J. VanEtten, in Marcy, NY. This was a loving union that endured for nearly 70 years. After that the couple lived in Utica, and then Marcy, before moving to their present home in Lee Center in 1961. For many years she greatly enjoyed corchetting quits, cooking, baking and hosting family dinners. She also enjoyed painting and finishing ceramics, and raising roses. Dorothy will be fondly remembered as a kind and loving person who lovlingly cared for many family members.

In addition to her husband, Howard, of Lee Center, she is survived by one son and daughter in law, Thomas H. (Gail) VenEtten, Lee Center, and Pickens, SC. She was predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy Ann Baldyga, on September 17, 1997. Also surviving are six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Pratt, Rush, NY; two sisters, Olive VanEtten, Bridgeport, and Annette Peavey, Utica.

Dorothy's family wishes to express their sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff and management of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the excellent and kind and compassionate care they gave to Dorothy and to Dorothy's family during her residence at the nursing facility.

Her Funeral will be Thursday at 2 Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Lee. Calling hours are Thursday from 12 noon until the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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Kowalik obit

June 30, 1927 - July 28, 2015

Otter Lake, NY- Estella M. Kowalik, a longtime resident of Rt. 28, widow of Joseph B. Kowalik and proprietor of Kowalik's Hotel & Restaurant, Rt. 28, Otter Lake, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

She was born on June 30, 1927, at the Paluck family homestead farm on Crofoot Hill Road, near Constableville, a daughter of Anthony and Mary Kolasoe Paluck. Estella attended a rural school, completing her education at Constableville Central School.

On June 14, 1947, Estella was united in marriage with Joseph B. Kowalik, at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. After their marriage the couple lived in Boonville, moving to Otter Lake in 1950, purchasing the former Green's Hotel on Rt. 28, which they operated as Kowalik's Hotel and Restaurant until Mr. Kowalik passed away on April 27, 1962. There after Mrs. Kowalik continued the operation of the hotel and restaurant for over 50 years, until her retirement.

Mrs. Kowalik was a member of St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church of Otter Lake, where she served for many years as a Eucharistic Minister, trustee of the church, a member of the parish council and she was a member of St. Mary's Saint Christopher's Society. Estella was a fabulous cook and made sure that everyone always had plenty to eat. She greatly enjoyed raising flowers. She was a generous person who always had an open door for others and had a great love for her family.

She is survived by two daughters and sons in laws, Mary Ann (Paul) Rubyor, Woodgate, NY, Jean Marie (Willie) Van Valkenburg, Otter Lake, NY; five grandchildren, Michael (PJ) Rubyor, Alpharetta, GA, Sheryl (Chad) Hutton, Boonville, NY, Holly (Rick) Armendola, Thendara, NY, Erik Rubyor, Woodgate, NY, Joseph Van Valkenburg, Old Forge, NY, five great grandchildren, Justin Rubyor, Jack Hutton, Caitlyn Armendola, Troy Hutton and Autumn Armendola; one brother, Isadore Paluck, Constableville; three sister in laws, Sophia (Al) Rosinski, Helen Garbarino, and Mary Kowalik and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Tillie Czajka, Rose Karpinski, and Helen Wood, and by two brothers, Joseph and Edward Paluck.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary of the Snows Church, Otter Lake, with interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. Visitation hours are Friday 4-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday at the Otter Lake Fire Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Snows Church Rt. 28 Otter Lake, or to the Otter Lake Fire Department Rt. 28, Otter Lake, NY 13338.

Contributions of food may be delivered to Otter Lake Fire Hall on Saturday from 10:30 AM on.

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Dano obit

May 6, 1944 - August 3, 2015

Boonville- Robert G. Dano, 71, a life long resident of Arab Hill Road, husband of Jeannie, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Bob was born in Boonville, on May 6, 1944, a son of Earl S. and Magdalena Kolodziej Dano. He received his education at Boonville Central School and on May 6. 1967, he was united in marriage with Jeannie F. Butts, in St. John's Church, Lyons Falls.

He was employed as a milk can handler and later as a milk truck driver for Boonville Farm's Cooperative. In 1967, he purchased cows and began to operate the family homestead farm that he affectionatley named Buckhorn Acres, which he operated for many years until disability curtailed his involvement.

Mr. Dano was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. For many years on the Board of Directors of Boonville Farms Cooperative and was a represenative director from the Boonville Co-op to the NEDCO Board (Northeast Dairy Cooperative), Gouverneur, NY. He was also a member of the Town of Ava Planning Board.

Bob was an avid deer hunter. In 2014, his 16 year old grandson, Matthew, shot a 15 point buck. Bob was looking forward to attending the awards ceremony of the Big Buck Club, this fall, where his grandson will be recognized for his trophy buck.

In addition to his wife Jeannie, Bob is survived by one daughter, Lori Kwasniewski and husband, James, Lee Center, three sons, Michael, Ricky and Douglas and wife, Melissa, all of Boonville, five granddaughters, Nicole and Abigail Dano, Adriana and Erika Dano and Alyssa Storms and one grandson, Matthew Dano and two sisters and one brother.

Calling hours will be Wednesday 6-9 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. A prayer service will be Thursday at 9:45 A.M. at the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Donald Karlen, a retired pastor of Christ our Hope Parish will officiate. Interment will follow in Ava Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309.

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Donald Hanno obit

August 31, 1960 - July 26, 2015

GLENFIELD - Donald Robert Hanno, 54, of the town of Watson, died unexpectedly with his family and friends by his side Sunday, July 26, 2015.

“Donny” was born in Lowville, on August 31, 1960, a son of Robert N. and Margaret N. (Roggie) Hanno. After graduating from Lowville Academy in 1978, he entered the U.S. Navy where he served as an Electronic Equipment Repairman on USS Norton Sound. On July 25, 1987, he was married to Patricia A. Overton at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lowville with Msgr. Bernard Christman, officiating. Don was employed by Dekatherm, Inc. as a pipe-fitter and had recently been promoted foreman.

He loved his kids and grandkids and to make everyone laugh. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. He was a member of the USS Norton Sound Association.

He is survived by his wife, Patty, his daughters, Kristin D. and Tim Larkin Jr. of Adams Center and Heather L. and Derek Swartzel of Lowville; two sons, Christopher D. Hanno of Lowville and Michael N. Hanno of Glenfield; his mother Margaret N.; three sisters and a brother, Dawn M. and Dennis Szalach of West Leyden; Eileen G. and John Faaseen of Charlotte, NC; Mary M. and Daniel Widrick of Castorland; Andrew J. Margaret Hanno of Lowville; a sister-in-law, Pati Jo Hanno of Charlotte, NC and three grandchildren Jonas H. Larkin, Nora E. Larkin and Madelyn E. Rennie.

Don was predeceased by his father, Robert N. Hanno, his brother, John N. Hanno and sister-in-law, Tammy M. Hanno.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 10:00 A.M. at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Keith Hardy, Pastor officiating. Military burial will follow in the Lowville Rural Cemetery .

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home and prior to the funeral on Thursday morning at the church from 9:00 – 10:00A.M. Memorials in Donny’s name may be made to donor’s choice.

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