Planck obit

August 29, 1960 - May 6, 2015

PORT LEYDEN – Van A. Planck, 54, of Douglas Street, formerly of Castorland, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

Van was born on August 29, 1960, in Castorland, to the late Perry L. and Dorothy Nuspliger Planck. After graduating from Lowville Academy, he was employed by Climax for 23 years in both Castorland and in Lowville. He then went to work in Old Forge as the grounds keeper at Enchanted Forest. In his spare time, Van enjoyed fishing, hunting and just plain tinkering. He also loved special times with his grandchildren.

Van is survived by his three sons: Christopher and Amy and her children Kadie and Kevin of Philadelphia, NY, Patrick and Brianne and children Nathan, Kierston and Camden of Castorland and Greg and Tara and children Hannah, Madelyn and Warren of Belfort; his companion Laurie Niemeier and her son Seth and friend Eden and daughters Kiara and Shylee and daughter Ashlee and Josh and their children Cade, twins Taya and Tye; his brother Perry L. and Cheryl of Castorland and his sister Rebecca and Frank Simmons of Copenhagen; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on Friday, May 8th from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville. A graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Saturday at the Riverside Cemetery in Copenhagen with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired minister officiating.

Memorials in Van’s name may be made to: Castorland Fire Department.

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Clemons obit

April 2, 1926 to May 6, 2015

CASTORLAND – Frank W. Clemons, 89, formerly of Van Amber Road, Castorland, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 6, 2015 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville after a long illness, with his loving family by his side.

The funeral will be Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, officiating. Burial will be in Gravesville Cemetery, Gravesville, NY at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Calling hours are from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Activities Department, 232 Academy Street, Boonville, NY 13309.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Evelyn. He was the father of six children, Diann and (Bruce Rachon) of Gray, NY; F. Eric and (Patrice Lyndaker) of Castorland, NY; Janet and (Barry Turck) of Lowville, NY; Donald and (Becky Honer) of Castorland, NY; Cindy and (Donald Murphy Jr.) of Castorland, NY; Larry Clemons and his longtime companion, Kathy Smith, of Lowville, NY. He leaves behind 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by an infant son; a great-granddaughter, Ella Grace Murphy; his parents, Arthur Sr. and Jenny; a brother, Arthur Jr.; and a sister, Marjorie.

Frank was born April 2, 1926 at home in the Town of Trenton, NY. He attended country school in South Trenton, and worked on the family farm and for neighboring farms. He drove feed truck prior to his marriage. Frank married Evelyn Gage, June 11, 1949 at the South Trenton Presbyterian Church. Together they ran a dairy farm on Powell Road in Holland Patent, NY, then moving to the Putman Road to farm. Frank also worked for the Town of Trenton Highway Department. In 1969 they purchased a farm in New Bremen, NY, where he farmed and he also worked in Thendara for Hall & Lindsay Construction, working on and building golf courses. After leaving construction, he enjoyed fixing machinery and doing field work for friends and family. Frank was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed deer hunting, bird hunting and fishing. He enjoyed planting his flower and vegetable gardens.

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April 6, 1933 - May 4, 2015

LOWVILLE - Jean R. Paul, 82, of Lowville died Monday, May 4, 2015 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where she had resided since July of 2011.

Ms. Paul was born April 6, 1933 in Croghan, the daughter of the late John L. and Anna Grace (Nafziger) Roggie where she attended rural school. Jean was self employed as a domestic for families in Adams, Lowville and Utica areas. She was formerly of Valley View Courts.

Jean was a member of the First Mennonite Church, New Bremen.

She is survived by her four sons, Ronald F., Earl H., Jack B., and Wayne O. Paul; one brother, John Roggie; her five sisters, Lena Gadbaw, Anna Rubar, Margaret Hanno, Mary (Eugene) Kloster, Elizabeth (Raymond) Larkins, three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her four sisters, Pearl Roggie, Wilhmina Fleming, Charlotte Crouse, and Barbara Augustyn.

Jean believed in helping others and has donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Program at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

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February 7, 1990 - May 2, 2015

Boonville- Ethan Robert Felshaw, 25, a former resident of Zimmer Road, Constableville, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2015, while doing what he loved best, riding his ATV through the wilderness of Tug Hill. Ethan was the fiancée of Jessica A. Satterly, Boonville.

He was born in Lowville, on February 7, 1990, a son of Kevin J. and Chryl A. Platt Felshaw; he grew up on Zimmer Road in the Town of West Turin. Ethan attended Constableville Elementary School and graduated from South Lewis Senior High School, Turin, with the Class of 2008. While in high school he attended the Howard G. Sackett BOCES Center, Glenfield, where he majored in Carpentry. He also participated in high school Baseball, Football and Track. He was employed at the Michael Cihocki Farm, Fish Creek, for Kraeger Construction Co. Constableville, in carpentry, and for J&J Tree Service in Remsen. Mr. Felshaw was currently employed at HPC Wireless Communications Co. Utica, in cell phone tower construction, throughout the northeastern United States.

Ethan greatly enjoyed the outdoors, spending time year around at the family's hunting camp on the Felshaw property, with brother, Mitch, and cousins, Ben, Robbie and Travis. He also loved hunting, snowmobiling and especially riding his ATV's over "The Tug Hill Loop." He greatly cherished his four dogs; Tilly, Magnum, Bindi and Ragnar.

In addition to his parents, Kevin and Chryl, Constableville, and his fiancée, Jessica, he is survived by a brother, Mitchell A. (Gina) Felshaw, Boonville; a sister, Shannon M. Felshaw, Constableville, and her fiancé, Caleb Crill, Boonville, and one nephew, Adrian Robert Felshaw, Boonville. He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents; Walter E. and Mary I. (Sweeney) Platt and Robert L. and Amelia (Cihocki) Felshaw.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday 10:00 A.M. until 12 Noon, at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where a service will follow at noon. Flowers are gratefully declined; instead, those who desire may contribute in Ethan's memory to Constableville Fire Co. P.O. Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325, or to Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

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January 20, 1949 - May 1, 2015

Boonville- Mary E. (Kerber) Graves, 66, of Kipp Road, wife of Eugene M. Graves, Jr., passed away suddenly on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Rome, on January 20, 1949, a daughter of Francis and Alice Nutt Kerber. She grew up on Kerber Road, in Flintown, (Ava), and was educated in Boonville, where she graduated from Boonville Central School, with the Class of 1967. On April 20, 1968, Mary was united in marriage with Eugene M. Graves, Jr. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rome. Thereafter the couple lived in Buck Hill Road, Town of Western, moving to Boonville, in 1984.

For many years Mrs. Graves was employed as a seamstress at Lally Manufacturing Co. Port Leyden. Later for several years she was employed as a mail clerk by Pitney Bowes Co. for Bank of America, Utica. Mrs. Graves was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the New York State Fire Police Association, Oneida County Fire Police Association and Regional 6 Fire Police Association. She greatly enjoyed reading and crocheting.

In addition to her husband, Eugene, Mary is survived by one son, Eugene M. (Renee) Graves, III; one daughter, Debra Graves, all of Boonville. She was predeceased by a daughter, Karen, on December 14, 1984. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Brett and Ethan Graves; four brothers, James (O'Sun), Korea, Merle (Mary), Lakeland, Fla, Lyle (Cindy), Bartow, Fla, Daniel (Cindy, Boonville; three sisters, Linda (Roger) Crout, Boonville, Kim (Charles) Tanner and Rhonda Kerber, all West Leyden. She was predeceased by a sister, Bonnie Kerber.

Her Funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in Ava Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund PO Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309.

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