March 14, 1929 - September 12, 2014
Boonville- James E. Fey, 85, of Schuyler St, husband of Lois, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 12, 2014, while fishing in the Adirondacks, something that he greatly enjoyed.
He was born in Boonville, on March 14, 1929, to Albert P. Fey and Julia Moltz Fey. Jim was raised in Boonville and spent his childhood with friends roaming around the foothills and western Adirondack Mountains. He graduated from Boonville High School in 1946, and went on to Syracuse University, where he studied pre-law, before entering Albany Law School, in 1948. He was a member of the Albany Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1951. Afterwards he law-clerked for Atty. Albert Moore, until he was drafted in the US Army thirteen days after he was admitted to the practice of law in New York State. After basic training, he was sworn in as a first lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corp.
After a year of service at Fort Campbell, he belatedly attended JAG school at the University of Virginia. He was assigned as the Judge Advocate of Valley Forge Army Hospital at age twenty-three. After his honorable discharge from active duty, Jim worked in the Claim Department of Allstate Insurance Co. Syracuse, and was active in the US Army Reserves until he was appointed an Investigator in the Office of Investigations, GAO. He was assigned to Denver, CO, and later Salt Lake City, where his duties took him to a number of western states.
In Denver, while skiing, Jim met the love of his life, Lois Rojahn. Since long times away from home was not his idea of marriage, he returned to Allstate, in Syracuse, and on November 17, 1956, James was united in marriage with Lois, at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. While in Syracuse, Mr. Fey was admitted to practice in the US Federal District Court in Northern NY. Jim went from Assistant Manager to Trial Attorney and negotiated an agreement where he could practice law in Utica, and thereby return to his beloved hometown and the nearby Western Adirondacks.
Before retiring in 1990, he was a member of the US Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association and was also a member of the Adirondack School Board, where he served as president for two years. He maintained his membership in the Oneida County Bar Association, as a life member. Jim was also a life member of Boonville Rod and Gun Club, Boonville Council Knights of Columbus, Boonville Elks Lodge, and the Charles J. Love American Legion Post # 406.
Mr. Fey's Catholic Faith and his wife and family were at the center of his life. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Lois, and their children; Thomas D. Fey (Liz) Tampa, FL, Edward J. Fey ( Dr. Beth), Kernersville, NC, Catherine A. Murphy (David), Oriskany, Robert A. Fey (Dr. Trish), Easton, CT, and Elizabeth M. Ward (John), St. Cloud, FL, fourteen grandchildren, three great grand children, one sister, Shirley Flynn, Glenfield, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Clarence (Bud) Fey, Boonville, and by a sister, Mary Demo, Croghan. Jim was extremely proud of the fact that he was able to move back to Boonville, where he and Lois could bring up their five children to enjoy the outdoors in a rural setting away from the influences of the city.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Fr. Thomas E. Kornmeyer, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Evans Mills, and a long time family friend will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville, with Military Rites provided from Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW, and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Calling hours are Monday 1-4 & 6-8 at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where members of the Boonville Council Knights of Columbus will meet at 7:30 for services. Forget the flowers and contribute to a charity of your choice (or whatever).
July 13, 1935 to September 10, 2014
Boonville- Lillian M. Maurer, 89, of Route 46 passed away September 10, 2014 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville.
She was born on July 13, 1925, a daughter of George and Margaret Gleason Throne. She grew up in the Town of Lee and attended rural school and married Alton Maurer and the couple settled in West Leyden on Route 26 where they operated a farm. They also owned and operated Almar Restaurant & Bar, West Branch. Mr. Maurer died in 1983. Lillian was employed at the West Leyden Hotel and was a baker for Mercers Bakery in Boonville. She then went to Lyons Falls to work at the paper mill and retired in 1987.
She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, knitting and crocheting. Lillian was a past member of Daughters of Isabella and St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville.
Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Marjorie and Scott Sickler, Lakewood, NY, Judith Coffey, Monticello, KY; two sons and daughter-in-law, Tony and Maryann Maurer, Boonville, Chad Maurer, Boonville and daughter-in-law Peggy Maurer, Boonville; 15 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and one sister, Ellen Gallivan, Rome. She was predeceased by two sons, Tom Maurer in 2008 and John Peter Maurer as an infant and two sisters, Agnes Cole and Jean McCanney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville with Rev. Donald Karlen officiating. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Leyden. Calling hours at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St. Boonville will be Friday 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Maurer Scholarship c/o Adirondack High School Business Office, 110 Ford Street, Boonville, NY 13309 or St Joseph’s Church Memorial Fund.
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February 23, 1925 to September 5, 2014
Ava- Alexandra M. Belewich, of West Ava Road, widow of Walter, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica.
Affectionately known as Alice, she was born in Windber, PA, on February 23, 1925, a daughter of Stephan and Catherine Radwanski Howanietz. She grew up in the Boonville area, and graduated from Boonville High School with the Class of 1942. Thereafter, during WWII, she was employed at General Cable of Rome.
In 1946, Alice was united in marriage with Walter Belewich; at that time the couple purchased a farm near Ava which the couple operated for 35 years. Mr. Belewich passed away in 1990.
Alice will be fondly remembered for her excellent cooking skills. For many years she was a cook and baker for Boonville Elks Lodge and she also founded Alexandra's Catering, which she and her family operated.
She was a member of the Rome Polish Home, Lee Center Senior Citizens, Lady Elks of Rome, and the Fritz's Polka Band Fan Club. She greatly enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and gardening on the family farm.
Alice is survived by a sister Georgeanna Howanietz of Rome; a son and daughter in law, Bill and Barbara Belewich of Ava; grand-daughter Emily, currently ay SUNY Cobleskill; grandson Jacob, currently at the University of Buffalo.
Alice is predeceased by a son Larry in 1993; a sister Rose Reczek; and a brother Walter Howanietz.
The family extends thanks to the staffs of Sunset Nursing Home and St. Elizabeth's and all others who gave her excellent comfort and car during her final ordeal.
Her Funeral Services will be Monday at 1:00 P.M. at her residence at 5648 West Ava Road, Ava, with interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Leyden. Calling hours are at her residence on Sunday 5-8 p.m. and on Monday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.
April 6, 1952 - September 4, 2014
Boonville- Douglas W. Hines, 62, of LaChausse Rd, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at his residence. He was a 1970 graduate of Boonville Central School, a US Navy Veteran and later he was employed for Fusion UV Systems, Inc, Gaithersburg, MD.
His funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where visitation will be Wednesday 6-8 PM. Interment in Holland Patent Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 264 Boonville, NY 13309.
On-line message of sympathy, www.trainorfuneralhome.com
March 7, 1955 to September 3, 2014
Hawkinsville- Bonnie K. Yager, 59, of Hayes Road East, wife of Thomas O. passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family, after a long and heroic battle with cancer.
She was born in Norwich, on March 7, 1955, a daughter of Richard and Hannah Titus Goodwin, and grew up on her family's dairy farm in the Town of Guilford, in Chenango Co. Bonnie graduated from Bainbridge-Guilford Central School with the Class of 1973.
On April 23, 1977, Bonnie was united in marriage with Thomas O. Yager in Boonville. After that the couple settled near Hawkinsville. For several years Mrs. Yager was employed as a factory superintendant Sergeant's Chair Factory and then at Ethan Allen Furniture Co., both of Boonville. Afterwards she founded "Y Designs" of Boonville, a company that designed artwork and lettered industrial garments, a business that she operated at her residence.
She found much enjoyment spending time with her grandchildren and riding her motorcycle. For many years Bonnie enjoyed participating with her family in showing cattle and horses in 4-H, and at the Afton Fair, Chenango County-Norwich Fair and the Delaware County-Walton Fair.
In addition to her husband, Tom, Bonnie is survived by her children, Shilo and husband, Steve Morreale, Newport, Cory Yager, Port Leyden, Cassie and husband, David Armstrong, of Boonville; her cherished grandchildren, Stevie, Olivia, Bracken, Chloe, Zachary, Jennifer and Raymond Maldonado and one great grandson, Raymond; 1 brother, Richard Goodwin, Guilford; two sisters, Nancy and Richard Morley, Delhi, Lianne and Denny Sprague, Guilford. She was predeceased by a sister Helen Aldrich. She is also survived by several in-laws and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Visitation will be Sunday 2-4 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 64, Boonville, NY 13309.
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