July 13, 1935 to September 10, 2014

Boonville- Lillian M. Maurer, 89, of Route 46 passed away September 10, 2014 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville.

She was born on July 13, 1925, a daughter of George and Margaret Gleason Throne. She grew up in the Town of Lee and attended rural school and married Alton Maurer and the couple settled in West Leyden on Route 26 where they operated a farm. They also owned and operated Almar Restaurant & Bar, West Branch. Mr. Maurer died in 1983. Lillian was employed at the West Leyden Hotel and was a baker for Mercers Bakery in Boonville. She then went to Lyons Falls to work at the paper mill and retired in 1987.

She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, knitting and crocheting. Lillian was a past member of Daughters of Isabella and St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Marjorie and Scott Sickler, Lakewood, NY, Judith Coffey, Monticello, KY; two sons and daughter-in-law, Tony and Maryann Maurer, Boonville, Chad Maurer, Boonville and daughter-in-law Peggy Maurer, Boonville; 15 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and one sister, Ellen Gallivan, Rome. She was predeceased by two sons, Tom Maurer in 2008 and John Peter Maurer as an infant and two sisters, Agnes Cole and Jean McCanney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville with Rev. Donald Karlen officiating. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Leyden. Calling hours at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St. Boonville will be Friday 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Maurer Scholarship c/o Adirondack High School Business Office, 110 Ford Street, Boonville, NY 13309 or St Joseph’s Church Memorial Fund.

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April 6, 1952 - September 4, 2014

Boonville- Douglas W. Hines, 62, of LaChausse Rd, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at his residence.  He was a 1970 graduate of Boonville Central School, a US Navy Veteran and later he was employed for Fusion UV Systems, Inc, Gaithersburg, MD.

His funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where visitation will be Wednesday 6-8 PM.  Interment in Holland Patent Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 264 Boonville, NY 13309.

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March 7, 1955 to September 3, 2014

Hawkinsville- Bonnie K. Yager, 59, of Hayes Road East, wife of Thomas O. passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family, after a long and heroic battle with cancer.

She was born in Norwich, on March 7, 1955, a daughter of Richard and Hannah Titus Goodwin, and grew up on her family's dairy farm in the Town of Guilford, in Chenango Co. Bonnie graduated from Bainbridge-Guilford Central School with the Class of 1973.

On April 23, 1977, Bonnie was united in marriage with Thomas O. Yager in Boonville. After that the couple settled near Hawkinsville. For several years Mrs. Yager was employed as a factory superintendant Sergeant's Chair Factory and then at Ethan Allen Furniture Co., both of Boonville. Afterwards she founded "Y Designs" of Boonville, a company that designed artwork and lettered industrial garments, a business that she operated at her residence.

She found much enjoyment spending time with her grandchildren and riding her motorcycle. For many years Bonnie enjoyed participating with her family in showing cattle and horses in 4-H, and at the Afton Fair, Chenango County-Norwich Fair and the Delaware County-Walton Fair.

In addition to her husband, Tom, Bonnie is survived by her children, Shilo and husband, Steve Morreale, Newport, Cory Yager, Port Leyden, Cassie and husband, David Armstrong, of Boonville; her cherished grandchildren, Stevie, Olivia, Bracken, Chloe, Zachary, Jennifer and Raymond Maldonado and one great grandson, Raymond; 1 brother, Richard Goodwin, Guilford; two sisters, Nancy and Richard Morley, Delhi, Lianne and Denny Sprague, Guilford. She was predeceased by a sister Helen Aldrich. She is also survived by several in-laws and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Visitation will be Sunday 2-4 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 64, Boonville, NY 13309.

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February 23, 1925 to September 5, 2014

Ava- Alexandra M. Belewich, of West Ava Road, widow of Walter, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica.

Affectionately known as Alice, she was born in Windber, PA, on February 23, 1925, a daughter of Stephan and Catherine Radwanski Howanietz. She grew up in the Boonville area, and graduated from Boonville High School with the Class of 1942. Thereafter, during WWII, she was employed at General Cable of Rome.

In 1946, Alice was united in marriage with Walter Belewich; at that time the couple purchased a farm near Ava which the couple operated for 35 years. Mr. Belewich passed away in 1990.

Alice will be fondly remembered for her excellent cooking skills. For many years she was a cook and baker for Boonville Elks Lodge and she also founded Alexandra's Catering, which she and her family operated.

She was a member of the Rome Polish Home, Lee Center Senior Citizens, Lady Elks of Rome, and the Fritz's Polka Band Fan Club. She greatly enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and gardening on the family farm.

Alice is survived by a sister Georgeanna Howanietz of Rome; a son and daughter in law, Bill and Barbara Belewich of Ava; grand-daughter Emily, currently ay SUNY Cobleskill; grandson Jacob, currently at the University of Buffalo.

Alice is predeceased by a son Larry in 1993; a sister Rose Reczek; and a brother Walter Howanietz.

The family extends thanks to the staffs of Sunset Nursing Home and St. Elizabeth's and all others who gave her excellent comfort and car during her final ordeal.

Her Funeral Services will be Monday at 1:00 P.M. at her residence at 5648 West Ava Road, Ava, with interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Leyden. Calling hours are at her residence on Sunday 5-8 p.m. and on Monday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

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August 21, 1954 to August 31, 2014

Port Leyden:  Hugh E. Evans, 60, died Sunday at his home on North Street after a long illness and under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

He was born in Ellenville, Aug 21, 1954, the son of Ernest and Jean Weber Evans.  He lived in Port Leyden since early childhood and was a 1973 graduate of South Lewis Central School.  He was emplyed as a millworker for Burrows Paper Mill, town of Lyonsdale until he retired due to his illness.  He married Kathleen Faduski on Feb. 8, 1985 in Lyons Falls.  He was a coach for South Lewis Merchant Babe Ruth League for 12 years and was a former member of the Port Leyden Fire Dept.  He also played for the town team slow pitch softball league.  He enjoyed hunting, and was a longtime fan of Syracuse basketball and Yankee baseball.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; one son Andrew at home; two step-daughters Anissa and Daniel Morak of Raeford, NC and Angie Kafka of Boonville and 5 step-grandchildren.  He is predeceased by one brother Alan and his mother Jean Taft.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 at Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC Port Leyden with Rev. Evan Zehr, Chaplin for Lewis County Hospice.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4 until 7 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Port Leyden Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to South Lewis Merchants Babe Ruth Baseball Team, PO Box 321 Turin, NY 13473; Friends of Lewis County Hospice, 7785 North State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 or the Port Leyden Fire Dept. PO Box 652 Port Leyden, NY 13433.  A luncheon will follow the burial at the Port Leyden Community Center and food can be dropped off there after 8:30 am Thursday morning.

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