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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.

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March 15, 2015

Boonville - Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Charles McConnell, on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:30 PM at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonvile, where members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League will confer Military Rites.  Mr. McConnell, age 79, husband of Maxine, a Veteran of the Korean Conflict Era and retiree of Georgia Pacific Paper Co. Lyons Falls, passed away on March 16, 2015.  Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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Makuch obit

July 7, 1930 - May 10, 2015

DENMARK – Long time dairy farmer, Peter Makuch, 84, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 10, 2015, with his family at his bedside.

Peter was the 11th child out of 17, born to the late Jacob and Paiza Repak Makuch on July 7, 1930, in the Town of Montague and attended local country schools as a young boy. He enlisted in the Army 3rd Division 15th Infantry Regiment doing his basic training at Fort Dix. He then saw action during the Korea Conflict on the front lines at “Old Baldy”, Pork Chop Hill and Chosin Reservoir. He was wounded twice and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and three Bronze Campaign Stars. Upon returning stateside, Peter was sent to Fort Devens for reassignment, then to Fort Jay and assigned MP duty at the prison on Governors Island. He was honorably discharged from Fort Jay in June of 1953.

On September 1, 1953, Peter was married to Marie Zecher at the Deer River Congregational Church, with Rev. Howard Griswold, officiating and together they made their home at their first farm in the Town of Martinsburg on the West Road in August of 1953. In March of 1960, the couple purchased Marie’s parent’s farm in the town of Denmark becoming the third generation to operate the farm, until 1985 when they semi-retired until 2000.

Graveside and military services are scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 3:30 pm at the Swinburne Cemetery with Anne Rohr, niece officiating. Family and friends are invited to call at the Sundquist Funeral Home on Thursday 12:00 pm (noon) to 3:00 pm prior to the graveside services.

Memorials in Peter’s name may be made to: Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or to Jacob Leichtweis Scholarship Fund, c/o of Connie Leichtweis, 6786 Pine Grove Road, Glenfield, NY 13343.

Surviving Mr. Makuch are his wife of 61 years, Marie; their children and spouses: Maxwell (Patsy); Brenda (Mike) Snow, Emma (Neil) Birchenough, Connie (Tom) Leichtweis, Christine (Robert) Domena and Bonita Makuch and her partner Sheila Traviss; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and his siblings: Alice Barnum, William (Doris) Makuch, Jacob and Joseph Makuch.

He was predeceased by: three grandsons, Jacob Birchenough, Michael Snow and Jacob Leichtweis; his siblings, Mary Makuch, Anna Tiff, Julia Larson, Eva Makuch, Helen Lehman, Rose Sweredoski, John Makuch, Martha Denning, Tony Makuch, Theodore Makuch, Mitchell Makuch, Kathryn Trickey.

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May 4, 1947 - May 10, 2015

Copenhagen- Anna May Patrick, 68, formerly of Happy Acres, widow of Kenneth C., passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since August 2014.

Anna May was born on May 4, 1947 in Lyons Falls, a daughter of Casimier and Lillian Gibbs Gorzalkowski. She grew up on the Kelpytown Road outside Port Leyden. She was united in marriage with Kenneth C. Patrick, at St. Peter's Church, Lowville on July 24, 1965. Mr. Patrick passed away on March 1, 2009.

Mrs. Patrick was of the Catholic Faith. She was a loving mother and homemaker to her children and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing Bingo, and the other activities at the Extended Care Facility.

She is survived by her daughters, Bertha (Terry) Snyder, Copenhagen, Rose Patrick, Carthage, Amanda Patrick, Lyons Falls, Kathy Patrick, Lowville, Betty & Kevin Silva, Lyons Falls; her sons, Charles Patrick, Boonville, and Mark Patrick, Watertown. She was predeceased by her son Timothy on September 5, 2008. She is also survived by her twenty two grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, her sister Bertha (Frank) Besciglia, Florida, Kathy (Marvin) Sweet, Kentucky, June (John) Michaels, Boonville, and Brenda Gorzalkowski, Carthage. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Heather Patrick and by her brother, Louis Gorzalkowski.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor George Gray, of the River of Life Fellowship Church, Copenhagen will officiate. Calling hours will be held on Friday, from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville.

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Winters obit

March 11, 1932 - May 10, 2015

Boonville – Harold J. Winters, 83, a former resident of Sudol Hill Road, husband of Phyllis, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since 2011.

He was born in Boonville, on March 11, 1932, a son of William M. and Bessie Eliza Parkhurst Winters. Harold grew up in Boonville, where he received his education at Boonville Central School. In 1952, he entered the US Air Force, serving his country during the Korean Conflict in the 75th Fighter Squadron, until his honorable discharge on October 17, 1955.

On May 4, 1957, Harold was united in marriage with Phyllis A. Sturtevant at the Boonville Methodist Church. Thereafter the couple lived on Sudol Hill Road, near Boonville, until Mr. Winters entered the nursing home.

Mr. Winters was employed at Foster Paper Co. Utica, before 35 years of employment as a paper maker Georgia Pacific Paper Co. Lyons Falls, retiring in 1994, from Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper Co.

Harold greatly enjoyed playing baseball and basketball in high school and he was an avid fan of the NY Giants Football Team, NY Yankee Baseball and a SU Orange Basketball Fan. For two years he coached Forestport Little League teams.

In addition to his loving wife of 58 years, Phyllis, he is survived by two daughters, Laurie (Gordon) Hastwell, Sr. Boonville and Ramona (Paul) Rickard, Cold Brook, NY; one son, Michael J. (Patricia) Winters, Boonville; nine grandchildren, Gordon Hastwell, Jr., Laura Hastwell, Thomas (Stephanie) Hastwell, Nicole Rickard, Rachel Rickard, Jamie Rickard, Michael C. (Rachel) Winters, Nicholas Winters and Tiffany Winters and two great grandchildren, Tory Miller and Abgail Winters. He was predeceased by one brother, William Winters in 1996.

The Winters family expresses their sincere gratitude to the entire staff of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility for the excellent and compassionate care rendered to Harold.

His Funeral will be Thursday at 8:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where calling hours will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. also on Thursday. Members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion # 406, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League will meet in a group at the funeral home on Thursday at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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