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Rohr obit

December 20, 1951 to April 25, 2014

DEER RIVER - John D. Rohr, 62, of State Route 26, Deer River, died on Friday, April 25, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Lowville with Rev. Dr. Herb Swanson, Pastor and Rev. Jane Wagner officiating. Calling hours are Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 4 – 7 Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will be in Swinburne Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, National Processing Center, Attn: Honor and Memorial Gifts, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007; First Presbyterian Church, 7707 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367; or Swinburne Cemetery, PO Box 62, Deer River, NY 13627

He leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Phyllis; a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Brian Payne of Freeville, NY; two step-sons and their wives, Roger and Eileen Deery of Dumfries, VA; Benjamin Deery and Faye Hubbard of Monroe, GA; his siblings, Anne Rohr of Carthage; William D. Rohr and Karen Turck of Lowville; Bruce and Kelly Rohr of Lowville; five grandchildren, Katlyn Payne, Eric Deery, Connor Deery, Joseph and Matthew Ritt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by two brothers, Mark Rohr and David Rohr.

John was born on December 20, 1951 in Carthage, NY, a son of the late Richard D. and Lela J. Zecher Rohr. He graduated from Carthage Central School in 1970, Jefferson Community College in 1972, and Oswego State University in 1974. After graduation from college, he was employed as a supervisor at the Lewis County ARC in Greig. On September 21, 1974, he married Len Ann Brown. Their marriage ended after many years. He later married Phyllis Deery on August 5, 1988 at the United Community Church in Carthage. Mr. Rohr worked as a Program Aide for the Lewis County Cooperative Extension. In 1977, he took over operation of the family dairy farm, which he operated until 2008.

Mr. Rohr was actively involved in the community. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lowville, where he served as Elder, and spear-headed the Stone Soup Community Garden. He was formerly a member of the United Community Church in Carthage, where he served as Trustee and Elder. John was a member of Carthage Elks Lodge #1762, a member of the Town of Denmark Planning Board, and a member of the Swinburne Cemetery Association, Deer River. Mr. Rohr was a member of Lewis County Soil and Water Board of Directors, where he served as Secretary, and was formerly a member of the Lowville Producer’s Dairy Cooperative Board of Directors. He was a member of Carlowden Country Club. John loved animals, gardening, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

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Davis obit

August 27, 1939 to April 25, 2014

LOWVILLE- Lansing E. “Lance” Davis, 74, of Park Avenue, Lowville, died Friday afternoon, April 25, 2014 at his home, under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Rev. Keith W. Hardy Jr., officiating. Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary, Attn: Cancer Fund, West State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

Lance is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joanie; six daughters, Laura Hill and her companion, Stephen Chance of Catoosa, OK, Linda and Anthony Snyder of Camden, NY, Lannie and Wayne Randall of Camden, NY, Dorris DiNardi and her companion Ronald Perini of Port Leyden, NY, Nancy McDonald and her companion, Greg Baker of Taberg, NY, Susie and Jamie Gassett; four step-children, Michael and Debbie Overton of Watson, Wayne and Karen Overton of Matinsburg; Patty and Donald Hanno of Glenfiled, Amy and Mark Marti of Lowville; three brothers, Robert Davis of Glenfield, David Davis of Boonville and Clarence and his wife Jean Davis of Glenfield ; two sisters, Inez Briggs of Sandy Creek and Gladys Howard of Port Leyden; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren whom he loved very much ; nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his first wife Linda Hellinger, his 2 year old son Lansing Edward Davis Jr.; two sisters, Alma Davis, Laura Korilla Davis; three brothers, Ray, Herbert, and Leonard Davis.

He was born on August 27, 1939 in Glenfield, NY, a son of the late James and Korilla VanAlstine Davis. Lance attended South Lewis High School and later received his High School Equivalency Diploma in 1981. He married Linda Hellinger March 14, 1959. He worked with Georgia Pacific for several years before attending Mohawk Valley Community College where he received certificates in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. He owned and operated Lance’s Appliances until his retirement. Lance honorably served his country in the Army and Army Reserves. On February 2, 1985, he married Joan E. Rasmussen in Beaver Falls, NY. He enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing, joking with friends and family and creating nicknames for those he loved.

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December 8, 1923 to April 22, 2014

Oneida- Kathryn, E. Pfendler, 90, longtime resident of MacArthur Parkway, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Rome Memorial Hospital. Prior to her hospital stay she had resided at Bethany Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility, Rome.

Katie was born in Albany on December 8, 1923 the daughter of Marlene Pfendler. She spent her youth in Boonville, where she received her education. For a time, she was employed at the Shefield Milk Plant, and later for the Monroe Co., both of Boonville.

In 1946, Katie moved to Oneida, where she was then employed as a machine operator for the Oneida Limited Co. of Sherrill, until her retirement in 1985. For several years while in Oneida, she made her home with her Aunt E. Agnes Pfendler.

Kathryn was of the Catholic faith, and was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church of Oneida, where she was also a member of their Altar & Rosary Society. Katie was a member of the Oneida Chapter of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Oneida, and a Lady Owl in the Order of The Owls, Nest #2210, Oneida. She was also a member of the Oneida Limited Retirees Association.

Katie is survived by many cousins. The last of her family, she was predeceased by her Aunts and Uncles: E. Agnes Pfendler, Nora Fey, Leone Domser; John, Kenneth, Glen, and Norm Pfendler.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 28, at 11:00 am at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 9:30-10:30 A.M., at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville.

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February 17, 1919 to April 21, 2014

Constableville- John F. Klossner, 95, of High St. husband of the late Janice, passed away at this residence on Monday, April 21, 2014, while under the loving care of his family.

A native and lifelong resident of Constableville, John was born on the Klossner Homestead Farm, on the High Market Road, on February 17, 1919, a son of Albert R. and Margaret Francis Klossner. He was educated at a rural one room school, completing his education at Constableville High School, where he graduated with the Class of 1938. After that he joined in the operation of his family's farm, which was purchased by John's grandfather, in 1878; currently this dairy farm is owned and operated by John's son, Alan.

On October 30, 1943, John was united in marriage with Janice Markham at the Turin Methodist Church. Thereafter they settled on the Klossner Farm, which Mr. Klossner purchased from his father, in 1955. In 1975, he entered into a partnership with his son, Alan, in 1981; John retired and he and Janice moved to their present home in Constableville, in 1986. Mrs. Klossner died on July 27, 2008.

Mr. Klossner was a lifelong active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Constableville, where he served on the Vestry for over forty years. He was also a life member of the Constableville Fire Department, and for many years he was an active member of the Constableville Rural Cemetery Association.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters in law, Alan F. and Nancy (Lee) O. Klossner, Constableville, Ronald F. and Susan B. Klossner, Green Bay, WI, and John E. "Jack" Klossner, North Syracuse. He was predeceased by a son Robert J. Klossner in November, 2012. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Rudolf M. Klossner, in 2000, Frederick J. Klossner, in 1995; and by a sister, Clara Loomis, in 1996.

His Funeral will be Saturday MAY 3, at 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Constableville, with calling hours the same day from 11 A.M. until 2 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Constableville Rural Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Constableville, Constableville Fire Department, or Constableville Rural Cemetery; all memorial contributions may be sent in care of Mr. Alan F. Klossner, 4883 High Market Road, Constableville, NY 13325.

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Born June 3, 1932

Port Leyden:  Bernard C. Scheve, 81, of 2487 State Route 12, died at his home after a long illness while under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice.

He was born in Boonville June 3, 1932, the son of Edward and Catherine Vicks Scheve and was a graduate of Boonville High School.  He married Virginia L Kraeger June 6, 1970 in St. Martin's Catholic Church, Port Leyden with Rev. Daniel Lyddy, officiating.

A veteran of the United States Navy, he served during the Korean Conflict.  He was employed as a tug boat steward for the Merchant Marines in New York City and in later helped his son in Marino's Pizzeria, Lyons Falls.  He was a member of the Boonville VFW and the American Legion, was a former member of the Boonville Fire Dept. and had played in a local country and western band.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Joseph (Renee) Scheve and Kevin Scheve both of Port Leyden; Stepehen (Rachael) Scheve of Michigan; Craig Scheve of Rochester; Chad Scheve of Maryland; one daugher Mary Scheve of Rochester; two grandsons Andrew and Sage Scheve both of Port Leyden.  Also surviving is one sister Lovella (Pat) Kotary of Boonvlle and one brother David Scheve, and many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by one sister Joan Pelton and one brother Edward Scheve.

The funeral will be Tuesday, April 22, at 11 AM at St. Martin's Catholic Church, Port Leyden with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden.

Friends may call at the family home Monday from 2 until 4 and from 6 until 8.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, State St. Lowville, NY.

The Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC of Port Leyden has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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