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smithling obit

September 16, 1944 to February 19, 2015

MARTINSBURG – Charles “Tex” Smithling, Jr., 70 of Cemetery Road, died Thursday evening, February 19, 2015 at the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Evan Zehr officiating. Calling hours are from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., prior to the memorial service, at the funeral home. Spring burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

He is survived by his brothers and sister, Thomas H. and Judy Smithling of Seneca Castle, NY; Patricia H. and John Yarina of Lowville; Timothy W. and Leueen Smithling of Beaver Falls; Francis M. and Lisa Smithling of Martinsburg; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by a sister, Cynthia E. Smithling, who died in infancy.

Charles was born on September 16, 1944 in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Charles H., Sr. and G. Helen Edick Smithling. He attended country school in Martinsburg and Lowville Academy. After his schooling, he worked on area farms before going to work for the Lewis County Highway Department for more than 35 years, retiring in 1999.
Tex was a member of B.P.O.E. 1605, Lowville Elks Lodge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and gardening. Tex enjoyed spending time with his family.

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October 8, 1916 to February 19, 2015

LOWVILLE – Theresa (Tess) Ingersoll, 98, formerly Martinsburg and Brookside Circle, passed away Thursday afternoon, February 19, 2015 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Martinsburg Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Edward; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Helen Ingersoll of Haslett, MI; a daughter-in-law, Sally Ingersoll of Carthage; a sister, Caroline Matula of Boonville, NY; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by a son, James; a brother, John Paluck; and three sisters, Mary Wasco, Victoria Wasco and Bernice Wojnowski.
Theresa was born in Turin, NY on October 8, 1916, a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Hadik Paluck. She attended country school on Tug Hill, and did domestic work for the Merrell, Miller and Singer families prior to her marriage. On October 29, 1939, she married Edward O. Ingersoll at Turin United Methodist Church. Together with her husband, the couple owned Ingersoll Farm Supply in Martinsburg from 1955 until 1966. Tess worked for the Snow Ridge Ski Resort as a bookkeeper and clerk during their busy season.

Tess was a member of Martinsburg United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Marine Corps League, a member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Lowville American Legion Post #162 Auxiliary. She enjoyed refinishing furniture that her husband had made, tending to her flower beds, and maintaining her immaculate home.

Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Condolences may be made online at .

lynch obit


November 17, 1940 to February 16, 2015

White Lake - Paula B. Boor Lynch, 74, passed away on February 16, 2015, after residing at Sunset Nursing Home since August 2013 in a long and courageous battle against the neurological disorder known as progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP. She was surrounded by her two loving daughters.

Paula was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on November 17, 1940 to the late Paul and Susan Boor. Paula received her education at Herkimer High School and later attended business school in Syracuse. Paula was united in marriage to Arthur (Bud) Lynch on November 23, 1974. They resided in Middleville until 1980 and then moved to Woodgate, NY, near White Lake.

Paula managed all aspects of the famous Lake House in Middleville, New York, for many years before moving to White Lake. She then dedicated 21 years of service to the Visiting Nurses Association in Utica, traveling thousands of miles all across the region to help others who needed special care. She loved her patients, and several times was commended for her dedication. She was once cited in local newspapers for her quick thinking and calm resolve in evacuating a building of elderly when a fire broke out.

In 2007 she retired as a Visiting Nurse to enjoy her many hobbies, including creating lovely stained glass art. She also enjoyed cooking, camping, knitting and crafts, and traveling. She twice crossed North America to visit Alaska with her husband in their recreational vehicle. A favorite pastime was reading. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed volunteering with her daughter Susan in many of Boonville's community events.

Paula is survived by her husband Bud; two loving and devoted daughters, Susan and son-in-law David Alger of Boonville, Lisa Nicholas and Dale Wysluzaly of Clayville; three grandchildren Joseph and Matthew Kraszewski, and Jessica Nicholas. Paula had four great grandchildren that she cherished, one brother Dr. Paul Boor and sister-in-law Paula Ladd of Galveston, Texas, and many nephews and cousins. During her long stay at the Sunset Nursing home, the staff became Paula's second family.

A Memorial Visitation will be on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St., Boonville. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Herkimer, in early May, 2015, at the same time as the celebration of the life of her recently departed mother. Interment will be made in Woodgate Cemetery, Woodgate, NY.

Donations can be made to the Sunset Nursing Home Activity Fund, to CUREPSP.COM, or to the Woodgate Fire Department. A special thank you for the caring compassion of the entire nursing and administrative staff at Sunset Nursing Home, and to her loving cousin Dr. Andrew Faber.

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Bumbico obit

February 15, 1969 to February 18, 2015

OSCEOLA - Alfreda R. Bumbico, 46, of the Osceola Road died early Wednesday morning, February 18, 2015 at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville.

Alfreda was born on February 15, 1969 in Raleigh, NC. She is the daughter of the John H. and the late Barbara Ann (Tessier) Beard.

She graduated from high school in Fayetteville, NC and she became a meat cutter and worked for Food Lion and Harris Teeter Grocery stores. Alfreda lived in California and her home was North Carolina until moving to Osceola with her daughter.

Surviving are her daughter Cassandra Robinson, aunts and uncles. A brother James Ordell, Jr. predeceased her.

Alfreda loved working on crossword puzzles.

Per her wishes she is to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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September 30, 1931 - February 14, 2015

Boonville- Francis James Dolan, 83, affectionately known as Jim, husband of Rosemary, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at his residence while under the loving care of his wife, family and hospice.

He was born in New Bremen, on September 30, 1931. Jim grew up in Boonville, where he received his education. At age 16 he began employment for John Egnaczyk, in the operation of Egnaczyk's Dairy of Boonville. After that he was employed for James Capron at Fast Flame Gas Co. and Capron Cement Co. both of Boonville.

Beginning in 1952, Mr. Dolan served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, during the Korean Conflict. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army in 1954, he returned to Boonville and resumed his employment with Mr. Capron.

On November 19, 1954, Jim was united in marriage with his childhood sweetheart, Rosemary Seelman, at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. This was a loving union that endured for over 60 years. In the later 1950's they settled at their present home on Summit St.

In October, 1963, Jim and Rosemary, and Rosemary's brother, Donald Seelman purchased the American Hotel on Ann St. in Boonville. Together they operated this hotel, bar and grill, until Mr. Seelman died in 1982. After that Jim and Rosemary have continued to operate the hotel until the present time. Jim was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, and a longtime member of Boonville Fire Company and a member of Charles J. Love Post America Legion and Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW, both of Boonville.

In addition to his wife, Rosemary, he is survived by two daughters and sons in law, Kathryn (Kris) Egnaczyk, and Cheryl (Cameron) Kaiding, all of Boonville; four grandchildren, Leslie and Ryan Pfeiffer, Katelyn Egnaczyk and Matt, Tom Egnaczyk and Sydney, all of Boonville, three great grandchildren, twins, Maddie and Abby Pfeiffer and Machanna Egnaczyk; two brothers, Rev. Donald H. Karlen, retired pastor of Christ Our Hope Parish, Boonville, John and his wife, Mary Karlen, Blossvale; one sister, Nancy and her husband, Dick Goodhines, West Leyden, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jim's Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Donald H. Karlen, his brother, will officiate. There are no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish, 110 Charles St. Boonville, or to Boonville Fire Co. PO Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309, or to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.

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