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January 22, 1923 - April 6, 2014

Port Leyden - Jean Bosco, 91, formerly of the River Road, passed away on Sunday April 6, at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, where she had been a resident since March of 2010.

Born on January 22, 1923 in Thendara, Jean was the daughter of Spencer and Anna Pullman Bliss. Following the untimely death of her father, she moved with her mother to Port Leyden at the age of 2. She was raised by her mother and step-father, Robert O'Brien, Sr. on the O'Brien farm on the River Road. Following graduation from Port Leyden High School, Jean attended St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing, where she obtained her Registered Nursing License. She then went on to New York City where she was a nurse in training at Queens General Hospital, where she met her future husband. She was united in marriage with Joseph Bosco on September 22, 1946 at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden. The couple built a home on the River Road, near the O'Brien Farm where Jean was raised. For many years Jean was employed as the school nurse at Port Leyden High School. Mr. Bosco, a veteran of WWII passed away on April 10, 1988.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph (Marie) Bosco, Littleton, CO, Robert (Debra) Bosco, Glenfield, five Grandchildren, four Great-Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Bosco, and her brother Robert O'Brien, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 pm at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Route 12 Boonville, with Pastor Dan Tabolt officiating. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, 6390 Pine Grove Road, Glenfield, NY 13343. -

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December 31, 1961 to April 5, 2014

Hawkinsville- Doris M. Griffith, 91, of Wingert Road, wife of Jim, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since January, 2014.

She was born in St. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on June 30, 1922, a daughter of Wilfred and Clara Martin Boyer. As a child she moved with her family to Forestport, where her father was employed in the lumbering business. Doris graduated from Forestport High School. On December 31, 1961, she was united in marriage with Frederick "Jim" Griffith at the Boonville Methodist Church. Thereafter the couple lived in Boonville, later moving to their present home in Hawkinsville. For many years until retiring in the 1970's as foreman of the sanding department, Mrs. Griffith was employed at N.M Sargents Furniture Company, Boonville.

Mrs. Griffith was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville and Boonville Elks Lodge # 2158. She enjoyed reading, knitting and puzzles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters and sons in law, Mary R. (Curtis) Addington, Hawkinsville, Ruth (Dick) Reese, Port Leyden, Patricia A. (James) Reed, Hawkinsville; one son, Joseph E. Podkowka, Boonville; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sisters, Rita, Muriel and Marcella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, with interment later this spring in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Forestport. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund 232 Academy St. Boonville, or to St. Joseph's Church Memorial Fund c/o Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish, 108 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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Donald hoch

August 11, 1919 to March 24, 2014

WATSON – Donald L. Hoch, 94, of Number Four Road, passed away at his home on Monday, March 24, 2014, while under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be in the Martinsburg Cemetery in the Spring. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367

Mr. Hoch was born on August 11, 1919 at the family residence on the Smith Road, Town of West Turin, NY, a son of the late Sylvester and Mary Goodale Hoch. He married Beulah Mae Brown on April 27, 1939, which ended in divorce. Mr. Hoch owned and operated a welding and mechanical shop at his home in Beaches Bridge for many years. He then worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Lowville as a heavy equipment operator, retiring after many years.

He is survived by his two daughters and a son-in-law, Betty and Doug Stevens of Manchester, NY; and Donna Hoch Yousey of Lowville; a brother-in-law, Lyle Robbins of East Martinsburg; seven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Geraldine Chapman. He is predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Hoch Lucas in 2000; two brothers, Calvin Hoch and Frank Hoch, and two sisters, Norma Robbins and Grace Adams. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his garage until becoming ill.

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March 21, 1927 to March 26, 2014

LOWVILLE – Ruby B. Meeks, 87, of River Street, formerly of West Lowville, died Wednesday evening, March 26, 2014 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Bethel Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Keith Hardy, Pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in the Old Glendale Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 7476 NYS Rte. 12, Lowville, NY 13367; or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or Lewis County Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 247, Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

She is survived by seven children and their spouses, Janice and Charles Coffman of Charleston, WV; Charles W., Jr. and Carol Meeks of Auburn, NY; Charlene and Jack Lomeo of Southhaven, Mississippi; Judy Horan of Flippin, AR; Gail and Frank Woods of Olive Branch, MS; Debra and Charles Gaffney of Lowville; Rolland D. Meeks of Lowville; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles W. Meeks, Sr., who died April 9, 1988; a grandson, Shane Horan; a granddaughter, Colleen Meeks, who died in infancy, and a brother, Lee Whitney.

Ruby was born on March 21, 1927 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of the late Fred and Edna Cavanaugh Whitney. She attended school in Wellsboro. On May 20, 1944, Ruby married Charles W. Meeks in Wellsboro, PA. Mrs. Meeks worked for Beaverite Products in Croghan for 20 years, and worked in the shoe department at Ames Department Store in Lowville for ten years, retiring in 1996. Mr. Meeks died on April 9, 1988. She moved to Valley View Apartments in Lowville in 2006. Mrs. Meeks was a member of Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Lowville, where she served as a board member for several years. Ruby was a member of the West Martinsburg Historical Society, the Singing Waters Senior Citizens, the Lowville Senior Citizens, and SAAB (Senior Citizens of the Nazarene Church). She enjoyed taking walks, participating in church activities and spending time with her family.

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March 26, 1955 to March 21, 2014

Lyons Falls:  Nancy Garlock Webster, 58, died Friday at the home of her mother on Shibley Rd. under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

She was born in Constableville March 26, 1955, the daughter of Gerlad and Christine Hunt Garlock, Jr. and graduated from Adirodack Central High School in Boonville in 1973.  She married Raymond (Jimmy) Webster December 14, 1975 in Alder Creek.  She had managed The Rocky Patch Saloon in Lyons Falls and had previously been employed at Lally's Manufacturing in Port Leyden.  She was a former member of the Port Leyden Fire Dept. Auxiliary and had enjoyed bowling and was known for her crafts and had participated in many craft shows throughout the area.  One of her greatest treasures was raising her grandchildren.  Nancy was known for having many "best friends".

She is survived by her husband, one son Travis James Garlock Webster of Lyons Falls; two grandsons Travis James Garlock Webster II at home; Uriah Liddle Webster of Remsen and one granddaughter Marissa Linn Webster at home; her mother Christine Garlock, Lyons Falls, one sister Laurie Garlock Rutan of Port Leyden; her mother-in-law Elizabeth Webster of Woodgate; nieces and nephews Chrystal Loar and Anthony (Tony) Rayhel both of Rome and Richard (Ricky) Rayhel of Oregon and many other nieces and nephews, cousins and in-laws.  She is also survived by one very dear friend Laura Zimmer Johnson.  She is predeceased by her father who died in 1998 and a nephew James Loar Jr in 2006.

The funeral will be at 4 PM Monday at the Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC, Port Leyden with her nephew Tony Rayhel officiating.  Friends may call from 2 until 4 PM prior to the funeral.  Burial will be in the spring in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls.

Donations in her memory can be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.  The family wishes to give a very special thank you to Lewis County Hospice for all their help and support.  Donations of food may be dropped off after 2 PM today at the Community Hall of Port Leyden fire house.

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