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Robert Davis obit

November 6, 1936 to April 17, 2015

GLENFIELD – Robert J. Davis, 78, of Blue Street, Glenfield, died Friday afternoon, April 17, 2015 at Lewis County General Hospital.

The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Rev. Roger Croat, officiating, assisted by Rev. Bruce W. Chapman. Calling hours are from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Turin Cemetery. A luncheon at the Lowville VFW will immediately follow the burial. Any food donations may be taken to the Lowville VFW on Tuesday morning after 10:00 a.m. Contributions may be made to Glenfield United Methodist Church, Widmeyer St., Glenfield, NY 13343; or to 3-G Fire Department, P.O. Box 112, Glenfield, NY 13343.

He is survived by two brothers, David Davis of Boonville; and Clarence and Jean Davis of Glenfield; two sisters, Inez Briggs of Sandy Creek and Gladys Howard of Port Leyden; a sister-in-law, Joan Davis of Lowville; a special cousin, Carol Norris; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by two sisters, Alma Davis, who died at age 15, and Laura Korilla Davis, who died in infancy; four brothers and their wives, Ray & Evelyn, Herbert & Alma, Leonard & Inez and Lansing Davis. He is also predeceased by a sister-in-law, Chris Davis.

Robert was born on November 6, 1936 in Lyons Falls, NY, a son of the late James and Korilla VanAlstine Davis. He graduated General Martin High School in 1956. He joined the Army Reserves while in high school, and served from 1957 until being honorably discharged in 1959. Robert did farm work while in school, and worked for Elwin Rowell in Glenfield before going to work for Hall’s Ski Lift at Burdick’s Crossing. Mr. Davis continued to work with the company when they moved to Watertown in the early 1960’s, and retired from American Tramways of Watertown in 2002.

In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood carving. In his youth he was a boy scout. Mr. Davis enjoyed embroidery, flower and vegetable gardening.

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September 12, 1926 - April 17, 2015

NEW BREMEN - Elise L. Thomas, 88, formerly of State Route 812, died late Friday evening, April 17, 2015 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where she was a resident for a short time.

Mrs. Thomas was born September 12, 1926 in Galveston, Texas, the daughter of the late Lancelot C. and Christine (Thomas) Atwell. She married Robert F. Thomas on June 22, 1964 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Elise and Robert made their home on Rte. 812 in New Bremen. She was a home care aide for local patients and families. Robert died on February 2, 2007.

Per Elise’s wishes there will be no services. Her private burial will be in New Bremen Rural Cemetery.  For an on-line message of sympathy, please visit

September 29, 1959 - April 12, 2015

Boonville- Robert D. Marmon, Jr. passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, NYC, on September 29, 1959, and grew up in North Bablyon, LI, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1977. While in high school he became an accomplished trumpet player, playing in the North Babylon High School Band. He furtherd his education by earning his Bachelor Degree as an Art Major, graduating in 1981, from Dowling College, Oakdale, Long Island.

Soon after he graduated from college, he moved to Port Leyden, NY., where he felt very much at home. For several years Mr. Marmon was employed in the finishing department at Ethan Allen Furniture Factory, Boonville, before a disabliity made it impossible to continue working. Before moving to Boonville, he had made his home with his maternal grandmother, Mary Marmon in Port Leyden.

Bob loved the North Counrty, where he greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and just sitting by the Moose River drawing and painting. He also enjoyed bowling.

Mr. Marmon was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Boonville Rod & Gun Club.

He is survived by one son and daughter in law, David and Amanda Marmon, Cold Brook; two grandchildren, Alexis and Mason, three sisters, Carolynne O'Neal, TN, Loraine Woodcock, MI, and Anne Marie Maloney, New York City. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert is also survived by his faithful canine companion, "Sammy" who he loved dearly.

His Funeral will be on Friday at 5 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where visitation hours will be from 2-5 p.m. on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central New York Chapter of AFSP, P.O. Box 283, Pheonix, NY 13135, or to the Dodge Pratt Northam Foundation for the Youth Summer Art Program.

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August 12, 1914 - April 13, 2015

Boonville- Ruth V. Hughes, age 100, a long time resident of East Schuyler St., widow of Cleo, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabiliation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since March of 2015.

She was born in Remsen, on August 12, 1914, a daughter of C. Ray and May A. Humphrey Harvey. Ruth moved to Boonville, with her family in 1922, and graduated from Boonville High School, with the Class of 1932. There after she continued her education attending Tarkio College, Tarkio, MO, where she met her future husband, and love of her life, Cleo L. Hughes, whom she married on December 25, 1934, at the home of the bride, on Summit St. Boonville. In 1952, the couple moved to their present home. Ruth was owner and bookkeeper, first for C. Hughes Ford Motor Garage, in Boonville, and later for C. Hughes Hardware, also Boonville. Together, they operated their businesses and enjoyed a very adventurous life. Mr. Hughes died on December 18, 1979.

Mrs. Hughes was a 90 year member of the Boonville United Methodist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher for several years, taught in Vacation Bible School, was a member of United Methodist Women, and had served on various church boards. She was also a member of Salma Chapter OES, Boonville, Boonville Historical Club and she enjoyed reading.

Ruth is survived by two daughters, Mary Lucille (Guy) Bush, Edinburg, TX, and Nancy H. Scherz, Boonville; nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many great great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Young, Lincoln, NE, and Barbara Schweinsberg, Boonville. She was predeceased by sisters, Margaret Hays, Mary Wendt, and Rae Marcy and by one brother, Robert Harvey.

Her Funeral will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Boonville United Methodist Church, where Pastor Daniel Richter, will officiate. Interment will be later this spring in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville United Methodist Church.

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Lautenschlager obit

January 27, 1945 to April 11, 2015

CASTORLAND - Edward C. Lautenschlager, 70, of Climax Street, a life-long resident of Castorland, died Saturday evening, April 11, 2015, at his home under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Castorland Union Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Lowville VFW immediately following the graveside service. Calling hours will be from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the funeral home.

Edward was born on January 27, 1945 in Carthage, a son of the late Gerald F. and Katherine Empey Lautenschlager. He graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School in 1964, then serving in the four years in the U.S. Navy, until his honorable discharge in 1968. On August 28, 1971, he married Margaret “Peg” McVoy at Beaver Falls United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Ed worked at Climax Manufacturing in Castorland, and later in Lowville, for 42 years, where he retired in 2007.

Ed was a member of Lowville American Legion Post #162. He enjoyed socializing with family and friends, and enjoyed Syracuse Orangemen games. He lived for his family, especially his wife, Punkin, and enjoyed small repair projects.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Peggy; his two daughters, Michelle Wilder of Lowville; Marcy and Jeff Ward of Lowville; three grandchildren, James Wilder, Ashley Ward and Paige Ward; five sisters and two brothers, Shirley Lautenschlager of Carthage; Gerald “Leslie” and Wanetta Lautenschlager of Utah; Mary Ellen Lanoue of Texas; Martha and James MacPherson of South Carolina; Mark Lautenschlager and his wife, Michelle Bridge of Gouverneur; Bernice and John Clifford of Texas; Louise Keefer of Lowville; a sister-in-law, Madeline Lautenschlager; and a large extended family of many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by both his parents, and a brother, Walter Frederick Lautenschlager.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367; or to Castorland Fire Department, 5187 NYS Rt. 410, Castorland, NY 13620.

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