August 11, 1948 to November 21, 2014
TURIN- Thomas Lyle Wiedrick, 66, of East Road, husband of Cynthia, passed away at his residence on Friday, November 21, 2014, while under the loving care of his wife and Lewis County Hospice.
Tom was born in Lowville, on August 11, 1948, a son of Lyle C. and Lucy Jones Wiedrick. He grew up on West Main St. in Turin and was a life resident of the Turin area, graduating from South Lewis Senior High School, with the Class of 1968. On July 24, 1971, Tom was united in marriage with Cynthia Chizick, of Port Leyden, at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden. After he graduated from high school, Tom was employed at Snow Ridge Ski Corp. in the Ski Patrol.
He was drafted into the Army on March 24, 1969 and departed for Vietnam on August 11, 1969, his 21st birthday. On December 8, 1969, while on patrol he sustained injuries that resulted in the amputation of both legs and the loss of sight in one eye. Among other medals he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for heroic achievement. Because of his drive and perseverance his injuries were not apparent to most people. He was a silent hero.
He spent 11 months in Valley Forge General Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Following his release from the hospital he attended Morrisville ATC.
Tom worked for a time at Snow Ridge Ski Corp. for the Boots and Boards ski shop and helping local farmers with their crops. In 1984, Mr. Wiedrick became the Town of Turin Superintendent of Highways, retiring after 20 years in 2004.
He coached the Turin Little League team for several years and was the Turin Volunteer Fire Chief. Tom enjoyed spending time at hunting camp, watching the Red Sox win, and following NASCAR.
Tom is survived by his spouse of 43 years, Cynthia; a daughter and son in law, Erica W. Myers and Michael Myers and their family, Meghan and Allison Myers, granddaughters, all of Ballston Spa, NY; a son and daughter in law, Bruce L. Wiedrick, and Denise Shannon Wiedrick and their family, Alexander Wiedrick, grandson and Casey Wiedrick, granddaughter, all of Bradford, VT; two brothers, Norman (Kathy) Wiedrick, Pueblo, CO, and David (Chuck) (Patricia) Wiedrick, Turin; three sisters, Rosalind Drager, Columbia, MO, Nancy (Ted) Simonds, Turin, and Jan (Duane) Bush, Wrightstown, WI; a brother in law, James (Joyce) Chizick, Lyndonville, NY, three sisters-in-law, Helen McHale, Port Leyden, Barbara (Paul) Mirabito, Norwell, MA, and Christine (Gary) Vollmar, Canandaigua, NY, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
His Services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in the Spring at the convenience of the family in Turin Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266 Lowville, NY 13367.
March 20, 1930 to Novemer 19, 2014
CASTORLAND - Norman E. Widrick, 84, formerly of the Van Amber Road, Castorland, died on Wednesday morning, November 19, 2014 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.
A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Croghan Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Naumburg Mennonite Church with Rev. Myron Roggie officiating. Calling hours are from 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Naumburg Mennonite Church. Contributions may be made to Mennonite Disaster Service, in C/O Lois Zehr, 6595 East Road Ext., Lowville, NY 13367 or to the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility Activities Fund, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, LeEtta; three children and their spouses, Carlton and Joan Widrick of Castorland; Marcia and Dennis Murphy of Belvedere, IL; Martha and Jose Martinez of Lake Stevens, WA; a sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Bruce Richie of Lowville; a brother and four sisters-in-law, Eugene Widrick of Billerica, MA; Penny Widrick of Camillus, NY; Melissa Widrick of Lowville; Belva Zehr of Martinsburg; Rosemary Roggie of Lowville; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by two brothers, Howard Widrick and David Widrick; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Widrick; and two brothers-in-law, Marvin Roggie and Kenneth Zehr.
Norman was born on March 20, 1930 in the Town of New Bremen, a son of the late Ruben “Rudy” and Leona Marolf Widrick. He attended Belfort Country School. Before his marriage, he worked on Nelson Widrick’s farm in Croghan. On October 4, 1951, he married LeEtta Lyndaker at the Lowville Mennonite Church, with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating. Mr. Widrick worked on Reuben Roggie’s farm in Lowville for several years until he purchased his own farm on the Van Amber Road in 1961. He worked for the Lowville Farmer’s Co-Op in the feed mill for a time during the late 1950s. Mr. Widrick was also a self-employed carpenter until 1979, when he became disabled with Multiple Sclerosis. Mr. and Mrs. Widrick moved off the family farm in 1980. He continued making small furniture and inlaid cedar boxes in his wood shop, until he entered the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility on March 18, 2008.
Mr. Widrick was a member of Lowville Mennonite Church and attended Naumburg Mennonite Church. He enjoyed farming, wood working, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed barn raisings. Mr. Widrick was a volunteer with the Mennonite Disaster Service, Croghan Mennonite Cemetery Committee, and the Lowville Mennonite Church Boys Club.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
September 25, 1940 to November 14, 2014
Boonville- Eleanor I. (Baker) Karpinski, 74, of East Road, wife of Paul, passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Lewis Co. Extended Care Facility, Lowville.
She was born on September 25, 1940, in Lewisburg (Jefferson Co.) on September 25, 1940, a daughter of Sylvenus and Lillian Sadler Baker. Eleanor grew up in Natural Bridge, where she graduated from high school. On December 12, 1959, she was united in marriage with Paul Karpinksi, in Harrisville. For many years the couple made their home on East Road near Boonville.
Mrs. Karpinski was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. Eleanor greatly loved her husband, children, and caring for her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Melinda (Dave) Moscicki, Lauri Karpinski, Deborah (Dean) Briot, Jackie Karpinski (David Lee) and Michael (Mary Ann) Karpinski; her grandchildren: Brad Moscicki, Stacey Moscicki, Jamie Karpinski, Matthew Briot, Justin Briot, Evan Briot, Tia Briot, Kayla Perry, Kari Lee, Lacey Schultz, Dalton Schultz, Kenzie Karpinksi, Kaden Karpinski, a great grandson, Ayden Mayer; and one brother, Gilbert Baker.
Her Funeral Services will be private on Tuesday, at the convenience of the family at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Rev. Ron Pominville, ordained Deacon at St.
Peter's Church, of Lowville, will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Monday for her immediate family. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association 110 Lomond Court Utica, NY 13502, or to Boonville Fire Department Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 164 Boonville, NY 13309.
December 8, 1921 to November 15, 2014
LOWVILLE- Iva Rose Yousey, 92, of Meadowbrook Terrace, Carthage, formerly of Brookside Senior Living Community, Lowville, went to be with her Lord on Saturday morning, November 15, 2014 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.
Calling hours are from 4 -8 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville. A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Croghan Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Naumburg Mennonite Church with Rev. Titus Mast, Rev. Myron Roggie, and Rev. Evan Zehr officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Beaver Camp Campership Fund, c/o Beaver Camp, 8884 Buck Point Road, Lowville, NY 13367.
She is survived by four sons and their wives, LaVerne Yousey of Akron, OH; Terry and Holly Yousey of New Bremen, NY; Kim and Linda Yousey of McAllisterville, PA; and Keith Yousey of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren, Mrs. Daniel (Patricia Yousey) Heath, Eric and Elizabeth Yousey, Katina, Mitchell and Jake Yousey; twin great-granddaughters, Nichole and Rachel Heath; two sisters, Bertha Roes and Rosella Roes, both of Florida; a sister-in-law, Lena Yancey of Beaver Falls; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by two brothers, Edward C. and Gerald Yancey; two sisters, Edna Zehr and Mary Swartzentruber.
Iva was born in the Town of Harrisburg, NY, on December 8, 1921, a daughter of the late Edward E. and Rose Zehr Yancey and attended District # 8 School and Lowville Academy. She later took several night courses at B.O.C.E.S. On June 5, 1946, she married Clayton Yousey at Lowville Mennonite Church, with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating. Clayton died on September 11, 2009. Iva was a homemaker and for 30 years, she had a small business in her home “Ye Ole Hobbie Shoppe”.
Iva was a former member of Lowville Mennonite Church and later a Charter Member of Naumburg Mennonite Church, where she was active in teaching Bible and Sunday school, “Faithful Workers” and “Ladies Aid Sewing Circle”. She was actively involved in the Adirondack Mennonite Camping Association (Beaver Camp). She volunteered at the Lewis County General Hospital Gift Shop. She was also active in the Agape Shoppe in Watertown and volunteered several weeks for Ten Thousand Villages at Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, PA. She was also a member of Beaver River Senior Citizens and the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary.
Iva enjoyed camping, sewing, quilting, gardening and traveling to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoyed working with furniture and antiques.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
April 13, 1947 to November 12, 2014
Forestport- Gordon E. Burke, Jr., 67 of Division St., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
A native and lifelong resident of Forestport, he was born on April 13, 1947, a son of Gordon E. and Nellie A. Wheeler Burke, Sr. He graduated from Forestport Central School, with the Class of 1965. For many years Mr. Burke was employed as a machinist at Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co; later he was employed at Empire Waste, both in Utica and he was also employed at the Town of Forestport Highway Department.
Mr. Burke was a member of Forestport Presbyterian Church. For nearly 50 years he was an active member of Forestport Fire Fighters, where he served as Fire Chief.
Gordon is survived by three sons, William D. (Michelle), Bolivia, NC, Richard K. and Donald G. both of Ft. Wayne, IN; one sister Sandra (Bill) Miller, Forestport; an aunt, Marian Wheeler, Boonville, and cousins.
Calling hours are Sunday 1-4 P.M, followed by a funeral at 4 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Interment will be in Beechwood Cemetery, Forestport. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forestport Fire Fighters.
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