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February 15, 1922 to March 10, 2014

Boonville- Domenic O. Cerro passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Utica NY on Monday March 10th 2014.

Dom was born in Boonville on February 15th, 1922, son of Pasquale and Rose Cerro. He graduated from Boonville High School in 1940 and later served in the US Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds MD. There he met and married his loving wife Jeanne Elizabeth Fretz of Oxford PA. The couple was married 68 years ago on March 9th 1946 and returned to Boonville where they had since resided.

Domenic is survived by Jeanne as well as his two devoted sons, Richard of Liverpool NY, his wife Robin, their children Matthew and Joanna and great grandson Dominic, and son Jeffrey and his wife Elizabeth of Yorktown VA. Also surviving Domenic is his brother-in-law Carl R. Fretz from Oxford PA, and sister-in-law Lucille Cerro of Boonville NY. Lucille's daughters Janice, Kathleen, and Patricia would always bring enjoyment to his days and added to his enjoyment of life in innumerable ways. Domenic was predeceased by his brother Armante with whom he shared a strong family bond.

Domenic loved living and working in Boonville and the surrounding area and enjoyed a life enriched by many dear friends and family. The family would also like to extend a special thank-you to the staff of Sunset Nursing Home for all of their considerate and professional care over the last years of Dom's life.

A Prayer Service will be Saturday at 9:15 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien, pastor will officiate. A spring interment with military rites will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church Memorial Fund, c/o Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish 110 Charles St. Boonville, or to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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david halko obit

November 1, 1958 to March 5, 2014

CARTHAGE – David J. Halko, 55, of Old State Rowww.isenekerfuneralhome.comad, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 5, 2014, Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville with Wayne Arnold, David’s best friend, of Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. A gathering will immediately follow the funeral service at the Carthage Elks Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or any Lewis County Relay for Life Team.

He is survived by a son, Joshua Halko and his spouse, Justin Hall of Beaver Falls; a daughter and her fiancé, Janelle Halko and Chris Cazinha; his siblings, Daryl and Penny Halko of Croghan, Dennis and Ginger Halko of Croghan, Carrie and Stanley Zehr of Castorland, Darin and Jennifer Halko of Carthage; his father and mother-in-law, John and Agnes Teal of Brantingham; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary and Wayne Ernst; Jackie and Bob Aden; Margaret “Podgie” Gorczyca all of Lyons Falls; Nancy and Keith Mooney of Port Leyden; Michael and Kim Teal of Brantingham; Terry and Bill Kohl of Port Leyden; Joseph and Robin Teal of Glenfield; special foster children, Justin, Jeffrey, and Jeremy Spoor; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. David is predeceased by his parents, and by his wife, Jenny Lou.

David was born on November 1, 1958 in Carthage, NY, a son of the late Donald L. and Joyce Marie Walsemann Halko. He graduated from Carthage Central School in 1977. He went to work for AMF in Lowville after graduating, and was the Kiln Supervisor there for many years until his recent promotion to Rough Mill Supervisor. He was first married to Annette Yancey, that ended years later. He married Genevieve Lucinda “Jenny Lou” Teal on October 11, 1991, at their home. Together with his wife, the couple were foster parents for several children. Jenny Lou died on October 17, 2012. David was a member of B.P.O.E. #1762, Carthage Elks Lodge, where he was an active member for fundraising events and cooked for various dinner functions. David enjoyed cooking, camping, boating, fishing, woodworking, gardening, maple sugaring and NASCAR. He loved life, making people laugh and taking care of people. David was an amazing father, big brother, great friend, cherished and loved by all.

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henry smith obit


April 26, 1945 to February 28, 2014

Utica - Henry "Hank" Smith, 68, was welcomed by his heavenly family and friends on Friday, February, 28, 2014. Formerly of Dudley Ave., Mr. Smith passed away at St. Luke' Home, after a long illness.

Henry was born in Boonville, New York on April 26, 1945, a son of W. John and Estella Stoklosa Smith. He graduated from Boonville Central School in 1963, and afterwards attended Mohawk Valley Community College. He was employed in many area retail stores following graduation, until his retirement in 2006. On September 8, 1979 Henry was united in marriage to his best friend and the love of his life, Mary "Katie" Heburn at St. Stephen's Church in Oriskany, NY. Hank enjoyed local hockey games, golfing, attending concerts and traveling. He especially cherished spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Katie, and his canine companion Miss Little Lu Too. He is also survived by his siblings, Priscilla Boliver, Croghan, Francis Ann (Richard) Boliver, Croghan, Karen Smith and companion, Tony Oaks, Lyons Falls, his Godchildren: Jack Boliver, Susan Martin, Jessica Lee, and Stacey Paterson, the nieces and nephews he dearly loved, and his special friends: Keith Jenne, Dorene Ingersoll, and Carl and Ro Peters, and wonderful neighbors. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother James, infant sister Marie Helen, brother-in-law Gerald Boliver, mother-in-law Mary Heburn, and his "fur kids" Minnie Pearl, Miss Minnie, and Miss Lucy.

In keeping with Hank's wishes there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment will be next to his family in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. His arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., Boonville. Donations in memory of Hank may be made to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St. Utica, New York 13502.

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August 6, 1921 to March 4, 2014

West Leyden – Charles J. Beyel, 92, a lifelong resident of West Leyden, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Charles was born on August 6, 1921 in West Leyden, a son of John P. and Carrie Miller Beyel. He graduated from West Leyden Central School with the Class of 1939 and attended SUNY Morrisville, graduating with an Associate's Degree in 1942. Following college he attended airplane engine school in Harrisburg, PA. In July 1942 Charles joined the U.S. Air Force and attended their engine school in Astoria, NY. He served state side until May 1943, when he was sent to the South Pacific. His duty stations included Australia, New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies, the Philippines, and the island of Ie Shima (part of the Okinawa Islands). In November 1945, Staff Sergeant Beyel was honorably discharged and returned home to West Leyden. On November 23, 1946 Charles was united in marriage with Marion Regetz at the Constableville United Methodist Church. Following their marriage the couple purchased and operated the Ray Beha farm until they retired in 1971. From 1971 until his retirement in 1983, Charles worked in the maintenance department at Kraft Foods in Lowville. Mrs. Beyel passed away on February 6, 2000.

For 15 years Mr. Beyel was a member of the West Leyden School Board, serving as its president for his last 5 years, a member of the Charles J. Love Post #406 American Legion, Boonville, past member of the Boonville Elks Lodge #2158, a volunteer and honorary member of the West Leyden Fire Co., a member of the Reformed Church of West Leyden, a Director of Boonville GLF & Agway, and served on the West Leyden Cemetery Board. Charles also served his community as a former tax collector, assessor, and town councilman for the Town of Lewis.

Charles is survived by his sons and daughter, David C., John P. and his wife Kathleen, Karen and her husband Joseph, and Alan F. and his wife Susan, and his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides his wife Marion, he was predeceased by his brother Aaron M. Beyel and his sister Loretta Blixt.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, March 8, at 10:00 AM at the West Leyden Reformed Church, with Pastor Paul Rowland officiating. A spring interment with military honors will be held in West Leyden Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5-7 PM at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Leyden Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund. -

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loren widrick obit

September 17, 1924 to March 3, 2014

CROGHAN- Loren J. Widrick, 89, Long Pond Rd., died Monday morning at Faxton/ St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica where he had been a patient four days.

He was born in Belfort September 17, 1924 to Benjamin and Alma(Mary) Zehr Widrick. He attended the Long Pond Country School. He married Betty Jean Arnold July 16, 1948. She passed away in May 1991.

Loren served in the US Navy during World War 2. He survived two sinking ships during that time. Following his discharge,  he played baseball and did some professional boxing.

Before and after the war, he worked as a logger, worked at Latex Fiber Paper Mill in Beaver Falls for many years, retiring from Boise Cascade in December 1990.

He enjoyed many outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, trapping, cutting wood and nature. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by 11 children, Deborah and Clair Gascho, Susan and Gilbert Kloster, Valerie and Gary Schmitt, Kelly and Mark Proulx, Kristi and Neil Ardison all of Croghan, Loren Jr. and Clarinda, Natural Bridge, Mary and Roger Turck, and Brenda and Steve Turck  both of Castorland,Kathy and Henry Pominville, Glenfield,  Diane and Roger Tabolt, Lowville and Timothy and Dee Ann, Merritt Island, Florida. He has 39 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, 1 great- great granddaughter.

He also has two sisters, Ellen Roggie, Naumburg, Alfreda Roggie, Carthage, a half-sister Linda Lyndaker and a half-brother Edward Widrick, both of Croghan.

He is predeceased by his wife, a sister Gertrude, a brother Arnold, a half-brother Larry Widrick and a half-sister Judy Lafave. A grandson Michael Ardison also died before him.

Funeral services will be held 1030Am Thursday March 6th at the Croghan Mennonite Church. Spring burial will be in Gospel Hall Cemetery, Belfort. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4-7pm at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan. Online condolences may be made at

In place of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Croghan Fire Department Ambulance Fund. PO Box 405 Croghan, NY 13327.

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