December 23, 1932 to June 12, 2015
LOWVILLE – Carol J. Peterson, 82, formerly of Dewitt Street, passed away Friday afternoon at Lewis County General Hospital.
A funeral mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Peter’s Church, 5439 Shady Ave., Lowville, NY 13367 or a charity of one’s choice.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Jerry M. and Patricia Peterson of Rochester; JoAnn and Paul Bartschat of Frankford Township, N.J.; Jacqueline and Frank Archer of Lowville; Dr. Jill C. Peterson of West Monroe, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Heather and Todd Peterson, Brandon and Nicole Bartschat, Bethany Archer, Andrew and Jacob Raehm; nieces, nephews, and many cousins, including Sister Beverly Jones of Rochester. She is predeceased by a daughter, Jan M. Peterson, who died November 24, 1973; her husband, Robert M. Peterson, who died June 18, 2011; and by a brother, Jerry Richards.
Carol was born on December 23, 1932 in Lowville, a daughter of the late Reginald and Bertha Sullivan Richards. She graduated from Lowville Academy and also graduated from CCBI in Syracuse. She worked for the Lewis County Highway Department before her marriage.
On April 19, 1952, she married Robert M. Peterson at St. Peter’s Rectory in Lowville, with Monsignor John Hogan officiating. Together with her husband, the couple took over the Peterson family farm, and owned and operated Pine Gulf Farm until their retirement in 1994, when they moved to Dewitt Street. Mrs. Peterson worked for the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department as a court attendant at the Lewis County Courthouse.
Mrs. Peterson was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, where she was active with the St. Peter’s Choir, and taught CCD for many years. She was an active member of the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary. Years ago, she served over 25 years on the Lowville Academy Board of Education. Carol also served on the Board of Directors for Lewis County Cooperative Extension, and Lewis County Farm Bureau. Carol was a breast cancer survivor and lived her life to the fullest. She loved her pets, music, playing cards and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Carol always put everyone else first, she will be greatly missed by all.
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August 14, 1941 to June 5, 2015
Rome - Albin M. Rucki, Jr, age 73, of Rome, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2015 after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.
Albin was born in Rome on August 14, 1941 to the late Albin Sr. and Belvina Belewich Rucki. He graduated from Boonville Central School. After school, Albin proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army where he was station at Ft. Belvoir, VA. On July 3, 1965, he was united in marriage to the former Sheila Sweeney. Albin worked as NYS Trooper and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Albin was an avid Yankees and Syracuse basketball fan. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Rucki’s Duffers league at the Utica Post Office.
Albin is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sheila; four daughters and sons in law, Karen and Steven Farr of Whitesboro, Diane and Timothy Hodge of Mississippi, Robin and Timothy Hellinger of Vernon, and Michelle and Matthew Whelan of Rome; eight grandchildren, Kevin and Lauren Farr, Kenneth McCullough and Zoe Hodge, Michael and Aimee Hellinger, and Drew and Wesley Whelan; two sisters, Sandra Jeroszko and Virginia Rossiter; and a close family friend, Albert Backer.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday from the Barry Funeral Home at 10:15 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM at St. Paul’s Church, with the Rev. Robert Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
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November 28, 1934 - May 24, 2015
Boonville- Charles R. Brown, a former resident of Jackson Hill Road, husband of Marion, and former owner of Charlie Brown's Bistro, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness.
Affectionately known as Charlie, he was born on Erwin St. in Boonville, on November 28, 1934, a son of Edward F. and Emma Dorn Brown. A life resident of Boonville, he grew up on Jackson Hill and completed his education at Boonville Central School. After that Charlie was employed in the operation of his grandparents, Frank and Bertha Dorn Dairy Farm, on Jackson Hill.
Later Charlie began his career in farm equipment sales and service where he was employed for Evans Tractor & Equipment Co. Remsen, and also for Cougar Farm Equipment Co. of Lyons Falls.
In 1972, he founded Brown's Tractor and Equipment Co. on Jackson Hill Road, which he operated for many years. Upon his "retirement" from the farm equipment business, Charlie established Charlie Brown's Bistro, a restaurant that grew into a very popular North Country eatery, known for miles around for its tasty meals and deserts and Charlie's visiting. Charlie will be fondly remembered as a person who loved people and greeting them on his favorite stool as they entered the restaurant. After he retired, his son Jeff and his significant other, Julie, purchased the Brown homestead, continuing to operate the restaurant, now known as Charlie Brown's Too.
Charles was united in marriage with Marion A. Pfendler, on November 21, 1959, at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. This was a loving union that endured for 55 years.
Charlie Brown had a lifelong interest in race cars and race car diving. In the early 1960's he co-founded the Evans Mills Speedway, which became a well-known North Country stock car racetrack. For many years he greatly enjoyed racing stock cars at many area tracks, with the Zeigler Bros. of Boonville. For many years he and the Zeigler Bros. also co-chaired the popular demolition derby at the Boonville Oneida Co. Fair. Mr. Brown was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville.
In addition to his wife, Marion, Charlie is survived by three daughters and sons in law, Lori (Chris) Campbell, Rome, Tammy (Wesley) Wendt, Hamilton, Cindy (Don) Wiedmer, Marcy; one son, Jeff Brown and his significant other, Julie Stanbro, Boonville; six grandchildren, Zachary Wendt, Matt Campbell, Evan Campbell, Dylan Wiedmer, Travis Wiedmer and Cydnee Wendt.
His Funeral will be Thursday, at 12:15 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 1:00 P.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, with interment to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. Visitation hours are Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activities Fund at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, or to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 164 Boonville, NY 13309.
September 16, 1928 - May 16, 2015
Woodgate- Eleanor D. Moon, 86, of Bear Creek Road passed away May 16, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital.
She was born on September 16, 1928 a daughter of George and Leona Fallon Moon. In September of 1947 Eleanor married Eldridge Griffith Moon. They resided and raised their family in Woodgate . When her children were young Eleanor was an awesome homemaker raising her family close to nature, growing a large garden and taking extended family camping trips and even deer hunting in the fall. Later in life she worked at Sargeant’s Stool Co., Sunset Nursing Home and her favorite job was at Woodgate Library, where she worked from 1979-2009. She was treasurer of White Lake Aid Society and White Lake Cemetery. She also liked to play the piano at Woodgate Chapel and would play the organ at Woodgate School functions.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith A. and Jeanne Moon, Fairbanks, AK. And Kevin C. and Mary Ellen Moon, Woodgate; grandson, Jared T. Moon, Woodgate and fiancé Corrine Seeley, Remsen; two great grandsons, Hunter Matthew Lawrence Moon and Caden Alexander Willis; two brothers and sister-in-law, Jim and Donna Moon, Woodgate and George Moon Jr., Naples, NY and a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Robert Toulouse, Ca. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, sister, Kathy in 1977, husband Eldridge in 2000 and two coffee mates, Winnie McNeely and Barbara Scott.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be held from 11a.m. – 12 p.m. prior the service. Burial will be in White Lake Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Woodgate Library.
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December 3, 1924 - May 23, 2015
Boonville- Gerald R. Regetz, 90, husband of Winifred M., longtime resident of Hurlbut St., more recently of Sunset Nursing Home, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford, after a lengthy illness.
Gerald was born on December 3, 1924 in Boonville, a son of William and Fannie Dean Regetz. Following his education Gerald enlisted in the United States Navy on February 23, 1943. Gerald faithfully served his country in the Pacific Theater of WWII, aboard the USS Monterey. Gerald was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 10 Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Stars, the American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Ribbon. Gerald was honorably discharged from duty on February 2, 1946 with the rank of Aviation Ordnanceman, Third Class. Upon his return home, Gerald began work hauling logs from Newfoundland, Canada to Upstate New York. He eventually settled back in his hometown of Boonville, where he served as an apprentice carpenter under Clarence Leichty, before becoming employed as a carpenter for Jim Capron.
On August 30, 1952, Gerald was united in marriage with Winifred Millard at the Lowville United Methodist Church. For several years following their marriage Gerald owned and operated his own contracting business, Gerald Regetz Custom Built Homes, which he operated from his home in Boonville. He was a very diversified man, and after retiring in 1978 he had many hobbies and interests to keep him busy.
An interest of Gerald's was antique automobiles. He collected cars representative of every decade of the 20th Century, one of which was his 1907 Buick, a very rare car. Following a vacation to Switzerland with his son, Gerald built a home for his car collection in Woodgate. This building was modeled after the Swiss chalets of the Alps. Gerald also enjoyed trapping in his younger years, and stamp collecting. Mr. Regetz was a member of the Charles J. Love Post #406, American Legion, and the Harland J. Hennessey Post #5538 VFW, Boonville.
Besides his wife, Winifred, Gerald is survived by his daughters: Yvonne (Mark) Emery, and Linda (Daryl) Henry, both of Boonville, and Sherry (Wesley) Clark, of Rome; his sons: James (Darlene) Regetz, and David Regetz, both of Boonville; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and his sisters-in-law: Marian Potocki, Ernestine Regetz, and Eva Millard. Gerald was predeceased by his brother Donald Regetz.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, at 12:00 Noon, at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Pat Whalen of the New Beginnings Community Church, Rome, will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, and on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309, Attn: Resident Activities Fund, or to the Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box #164 Boonville, NY 13309.
Mr. Regetz's family would like to thank the staff of the Sunset Nursing Home, the Boonville Ambulance and the Critical Care Unit of Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, for the exceptional care given to Gerald.
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