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July 30, 1935 to October 6, 2014

Boonville- Betty Jean (Smith) Peterson, 79, a former resident of Eagle Bay and Hayes Road West, Boonville, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.

She was born in Nichols, Pennsylvania, on July 30, 1935, a daughter of Homer and Helen Smith. Betty grew up in Nichols, where she graduated from high school. Later she and her family moved to Martinsburg, NY and after that she lived in the Boonville area on Lachausse Road for many years, Hayes Road West, and then on 4th Lake, at Eagle Bay. For many years, Mrs. Peterson was employed as a line supervisor at Lally Manufacturing Co. Port Leyden.

In 1970, Betty was united in marriage with David F. Peterson. Mr. Peterson died on May 31, 2014. Betty attended Boonville Alliance Church. She received great joy in her life from her children and grandchildren; she cherished the many times that she cared for her grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters in laws, Raymond L. (Lisa) Spann, Utica, Rodney L. (Gail) Spann, Boonville and David Peterson, Boonville. She was predeceased by a son Robin Spann in 1997. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Josh, Mike, Andy, Raelyn, Nick, Nathan, Cody, Chelsey, Lauren, Morgan, Kayla and Jason, and 10 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy and Shirley.

Her Funeral Services will be Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor David Hedeen, of the Boonville Alliance Church will officiate. Interment will be in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 11-1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309 -

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Simpson obit

October 25, 1950 to October 2, 2014

CASTORLAND – Susan J. Simpson, 63, of Second Road, Castorland, died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at her home.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Daniel L. Chapin, Pastor of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church officiating. Calling hours are Monday, October 6, 2014 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a late date. Contributions may be made to a Relay For Life team of one’s choice.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Crandall; her children, Tonya Simpson of Buffalo; John Simpson of Castorland; Robert and Brandi Simpson of Mannsville; Fred and Meg Simpson of Beaver Falls; Richard and Kylie Simpson of Castorland; her sisters and brothers, Nancy and Tom Reape of Castorland; Tom and Mary Albertson of Croghan; Kathy and Randy Johnson of Carthage; Tim and Yvonne Albertson of Beaver Falls; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Olivia, Malana, Zoe, Nicholas, Adah, Emma, and Avery; a special friend, Myrt Hoch; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Jerry Kloster; and two brothers who died in infancy, William and Donald Albertson.

Susan was born on October 25, 1950 in Lowville, a daughter of the late William and Patricia Kelly Albertson. She graduated from Beaver River Central School in 1969, and worked on Camp Drum at AAFES before her marriage. On May 15, 1971, she married Crandall R. Simpson at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan, with Rev. Anthony Moore, OFM officiating. Susan raised her family, and worked in the Beaver River Central School Cafeteria for 18 years, retiring in 2012. She also worked for the Town of Croghan Board of Elections for many years.

Susan was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and watch the deer.

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May 10, 1922 - October 2, 2014

Lyons Falls- Leola (Rounds) Gaylord, 92, formerly of Laura St. widow of Herbert E., passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Lewis County Extended CareFacility, Lowville, where she had resided since 2011.

She was born in Lyons Falls, on May 10, 1922, a daughter of John Henry and Bertha Burrows Rounds. Leola grew up in Gouldtown, where she attended rural school, later graduating from Lyons Falls Central School, with the Class of 1940. On November 29, 1946, she was united in marriage with Herbert E. "Herb" Gaylord, at Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls. Mrs. Gaylord was a stay at home mother; after her children were in school, she was employed at Taylor Insurance, Lyons Falls, and then at Jefferson-Lewis B.O.C.E.S., Glenfield, in administration, retiring in 1977. Following that the couple traveled, spending winters in Florida and in Myrtle Beach, SC. Mr. Gaylord, a U.S. Marine Veteran of WW II, and a retiree of NYS Department of Conservation, died on May 6, 2005.

Mrs. Gaylord was a member of Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls. She enjoyed bowling and golf, participating with the Saturday Night Co-Ed Bowling League in Boonville, the Monday morning and Tuesday night Golf League at Brantingham and the Wednesday night Golf League, Boonville. She also loved camping, boating, fishing and travelling.

She is survived by one son, Douglas Gaylord, Glenfield; two daughters and sons in law, Joanne (William) Screws, Laurens SC, and Jane (Robert) Barber, Little River, SC; six grandchildren, Kevin Gaylord, Kelly Espino, Amy Stanford, Kim Ernst, Jason Smith and Stephanie Roseheart; nine great grandchildren eight step-grandchildren and 17 step-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, Earl, Frederick and Lawrence and by one sister, Mae Smith.

A Memorial Service will be on Wednesday, October 8, at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Rev. Naomi Kelly, pastor of Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls, will officiate. Interment will follow in Brantingham Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday from 7-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lyons Falls Fire Department P.O. Box 520 Lyons Falls, NY 13368 or to the American Heart Association 120 Lomond Ct. Utica, NY 13502.
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March 19, 1923 to October 4, 2014

Barneveld- Thomas J.McCluskey, 91, of Acacia Village, Utica, formerly of Boon St. Barneveld, husband of Eveline Perry, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at his residence, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

He was born in Utica, on March 19, 1923, a son of Thomas and Irene Thibault McCluskey. Tom grew up in Holland Patent, where he received his education through 11th grade. On January 28, 1943, Mr. McCluskey entered the US Army, serving in the European Theater of WW II in the 1010th AAF Base Unit. He participated in the Invasion of Normandy, and battles in Northern France and the Rhineland. He was honorably discharged from the Army on September 28, 1945 and received the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal. Later Tom returned to school and received his GED. For over 33 years, Mr. McCluskey was employed for the NYS Tax Department in Utica, retiring in 1984 as a Senior Tax Compliance Officer.

On October 12, 1946, Tom was united in marriage with Eveline Perry, at St. Leo's Church, Holland Patent. In 1953, the couple moved to Barneveld, where they lived until 2013, when they moved to Acacia Village at the Masonic Care Community. He was a member of St. Leo's – St. Ann's Church, Holland Patent.

Tom greatly enjoyed golfing at the Glass Hills Golf Course, Trenton Falls. He was a former member of the Maennerchor German Club, Utica, and a life member of Leon R. Roberts Post # 161 American Legion, Holland Patent.

In addition to his wife, Eveline, Tom is survived by a sister, Rita Carney, Syracuse, a daughter Kathy and son in law, Ivor Jones, Canajoharie, a daughter in law, Christine Callan McCluskey, Remsen. He was predeceased by a son, Kevin T. McCluskey, and by a great granddaughter, Randi Jones. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Price Jones and his wife, Christine Powell Jones, Perkasie, PA, Bevan Jones and wife Sandra Boise Jones, Smyrna, NY, Waylon Jones, and wife, Vanessa DeRoux, Duvall, WA, Tristan Jones and wife, Rev. Amy Beth Wellman, Jones, Scotch Plains, NJ, Jason McCluskey, Holyoke, MA and Amy McCluskey, Syracuse; six great grandchildren, Ryan, Riley, Gavin, Collin, Lilly and Sam; and a niece, Suzanne Fernandez, Syracuse and a nephew Timothy Carney, Hawaii.

A Memorial Service will be Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Leo – St. Ann Church, Elm St. Holland Patent, with interment to follow in Holland Patent Cemetery. Visitation hours will be Tuesday 4-8 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room at Acacia Village at the Masonic Care Facility Campus, 2160 Bleecker St. Utica, where members of the Leon R. Roberts Post # 161, American Legion, will meet in a group for services at 7:30 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization or charity of your choice. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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Pribble obit

November 28, 1931 to September 30, 2014

Arkport, New York/West Leyden- “What’s the good word?”…does not seem like a great way to start an ordinary obituary. However, the life of Phillip Myron Pribble was anything but ordinary.

Born November 28, 1931, Phillip aka “Mike” Pribble became the example of what it means to give, laugh, love, and cherish every moment with friends/family. He stood proudly behind every cause from the Air Force (1957-1961), to a successful horse raising farm in West Leyden, NY, to his most recent new venture, Grand View Canine Care (Arkport, NY). Mike retired from Beneficial Financial in Rome, NY. He was a force full of strength and passion. Sixty years of marriage to Margaret (Rauscher) Pribble was testimony to his faith and belief that everyone needs to stand for something, and smile at everything else life may throw your way.

After a valiant battle with cancer for five years, Phillip Pribble passed peacefully at Bath VA Center, Bath, NY. He leaves behind wife Margaret (Arkport, NY), children Steven (Kim) Pribble (West Leyden, NY), Patricia (Brian) Robords (Arkport, NY); grandchildren Nicole (Tucker) Lampman (Boonville, NY), Cassandra (Dennis Bauer) Robords (Springwater, NY), Curtis (Emily Tronetti) Robords (Longmont, CO), Maci Margaret (West Leyden, NY), and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be held from 11- 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at West Leyden Cemetery where military rights will be rendered. In lieu of flowers, please donate to an animal rescue of your choice. Phillip’s passion for animals and nature in general was unsurpassed only by his love of good friends, family, conversation, and coffee.

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