February 2, 1944 - May 23, 2015
Boonville- Gloria H. Williamson, 71, formerly of East Schuyler St., passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, while surrounded by her loving family.
Gloria was born on February 2, 1944, a daughter of Alva and Gladys Capron Williamson. After completing her education, Gloria was employed at Sargent's Chair Factory, Boonville. For a time she was employed at Sunset Nursing Home, before becoming employed at Vale Haven Adult Home, Boonville, as a nurse's aide. Gloria retired in 1994 due to declining health.
She enjoyed being around other people, and enjoyed playing cards. While residing at Sunset, Gloria enjoyed playing the spoons with her brothers, Mike and Bill, when they played country western music for the residents of the nursing home.
Gloria is survived by her daughter: Rose Gydesen and her companion, Casey Happy, Turin, and her sons: Brian Hutchins, Boonville, Frederick Kline, Lowville, and John Pfendler; grandchildren: Heather and Crystal Gydesen, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant grandson, James Gydesen, II.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Joe Feller, of Boonville Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wedneday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St., Boonville, New York 13309, or to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio Street, Utica, New York 13502.
October 4, 1924 - May 22, 2015
Port Leyden- Josephine "Jo" Skorupa, R.N. 90, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, after a brief illness.
Affectionately known as Jo, she was born on October 4, 1924, on the Skorupa Homestead Farm in Highmarket, a daughter of Michael J. and Mary E. Dorish Skorupa. She grew up in Highmarket, until 1939, when her family moved to the village of Constableville, where she graduated from high school, with the Class of 1943. After that Jo furthered her education by attending and graduating from the Mercy School of Nursing, Watertown, where she earned her Registered Nurse degree. For many years thereafter she was employed as a surgical nurse at Faxton Hospital, Utica. Later for 30 years, she was employed in the same capacity for Drs. G.E. Kelley, F.J. Kroboth and L.C. Lee of Utica, retiring in 1989, when she moved from Whitesboro to her present home in Port Leyden.
The very heart of Jo's life was in helping anyone in need. Through her love of nursing and the practice of her Catholic Faith, Jo strengthened and brightened the lives of all who encountered her.
She was a member of St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden, and St. Martin's Altar & Rosary Society, and the Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.
Jo greatly loved her family and many friends. She is survived by three sisters and one brother in law, Mary E. Hartness, Boonville, Ruth Charbonneau, Edmond, Ok, and Barbara (Paul) Arabas, Long Valley, NJ, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, in 1975, Paul, in 1980 and Joseph, in 1986; and by four sisters, Katherine, in 1996, Helen A. in 2001, Rose Earl, in 2012 and Ann V. Dowling, in 2010.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 12 Noon at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Constableville. Calling hours are Monday 9-11 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
April 8, 2015
Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services for John A. Addington, on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm, at Joslin Cemetery, Boonville. Mr. Addington, 68, of Reed lane, companion of Yvette Lallier, passed away on April 8, 2015. His arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.
March 13, 1927 to May 20, 2015
LOWVILLE – Betty E. Vary, 88, formerly of Valley View Courts, passed away Wednesday morning, May 20, 2015 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where she has resided since October 2010.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Fairview Cemetery, Town of Harrisburg, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. There will be no calling hours. A luncheon at the Lowville VFW will immediately follow the graveside service. Any food donations may be dropped off at the VFW after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Contributions may be made to Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary, West State Street, Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Wetmore of Glenfield; twin daughters, Valerie Kuntz of Lowville; Vanessa and David Delles of Glenfield; ten grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren; and a special friend and roommate, Erma Fairchilds. She was predeceased by her parents, and a son-in-law, George Kuntz.
Betty was born on March 13, 1927 in the Town of Fowler, a daughter of the late Harry Besaw, and was raised by her aunt, Nellie Besaw. She attended General Martin High School, and worked for Lally Manufacturing in Port Leyden for several years. A marriage to Clifford Gydesen ended in divorce. She married Richard G. Vary at the First Presbyterian Church. He died November 18, 1979. Mrs. Vary worked as a chamber maid at the Bateman Hotel, and was a cleaner for Lowville Academy and Central School for 14 years, retiring in 1989.
Betty was a lifetime member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and playing card games.
A special thank you to the third floor staff, and other caregivers at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, for their loving care and support of Betty during her stay at the nursing home.
Condolences may be made by going to www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
October 11, 1955 to May 10, 2015
LOWVILLE – Deborah Ann Smith, otherwise known as “Brat”, 59, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at her home on Cedar Street.
Debbie was born on October 11, 1955, the daughter of the late Earl and Louise Hina Smith of Lowville. She was a graduate of Beaver River Central School with the class of 1976.
Debbie worked cleaning school busses at Lowville Academy in the 1980’s and was a Medicaid driver in Lewis County. She found satisfaction in helping the elderly with meals, cleaning and shopping. She was an avid key chain and stuffed animal collector. She loved wearing a hat and was truly a people person and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary V.F.W.
Debbie is survived by a brother Earl, Jr. of Lowville; a sister Patricia Lyndley of Lowville; brother Robert (Wanda) Smith of Watertown; sister Caroline Ortlieb of Martinsburg; sister Diane Smith of Carthage; brother Harry Smith of Plattsburg; sister Jennie (Mike) Burke of Carthage; sister Linda (Steve) Farney of Lyons Falls and a dear friend Joyce Woodcock, with whom she lived; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Debbie is predeceased by her grandparents, parents, brother Teddy Smith and a nephew Mike Ortlieb.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 15th at 11:30 a.m. at the Sundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired minister officiating. Calling hours will be on Friday from 9-11 a.m. prior to the funeral.
Private burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sundquistfh.com
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