November 7, 1953 to June 3, 2014

Constableville- Lawrence H. Kirk, Jr. 60, of West St., affectionately known as Larry, husband of Charleen, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, after a brief illness.

He was born in Rome, on November 7, 1953, a son of Lawrence H. and Mildred A. Pierre Kirk, Sr. Larry grew up in Boonville, where he attended Adirondack High School, before serving his country in the US Navy during the Viet Nam War, stationed in San Diego CA, New London, CT, Newark, NJ, and aboard a submarine patrolling international waters, before receiving his Honorable Discharge. Following his Navy service, Mr. Kirk returned to school and earned his GED, before enrolling in Riverside School of Aeronautics, Marcy, where he earned his mechanics license in aircraft air frames and power plants, and an Associate's Degree in Aeronautics.

On June 29, 1974, Larry was united in marriage with Charleen A. Croneiser at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. This was a blessed union that endured for nearly 40 years. After their marriage the couple lived in Boonville and later in Connecticut, Florida and North Carolina, where Mr. Kirk was employed as a surveyor for NOAA in the construction of steel towers that measured water and land movement. Mr. Kirk had a long and brilliant career in the aviation industry. He was first employed as an aircraft mechanic for Empire Air Lines of Rome, where he became a supervisor of aircraft maintenance at Empire and later at Piedmont Airlines, of Rome. After Piedmont was purchased by U.S. Airways, he was employed as a sheet metal aircraft mechanic in Rome, before relocating to Charlotte, NC, where he was employed as air craft inspector for US Air and later in a management position for business development with US Air. In 1999 he moved to Boonville and was employed at Global Aviation as a director of aircraft maintenance at Griffiss Air Base, Rome. In 2000 he and his family moved to their present home in Constableville; in 2003 he was employed in Miami FLA, as lead inspector for Commodore Aviation Co. in their company's relocation to Griffiss Air Base, Rome, where the company became known as Empire Aero Center, a major maintenance center, where Mr. Kirk was employed as an Aircraft Inspector.

At the present time he was employed as an aircraft inspector at Premier Aviation at Griffiss Air Base, Rome. He was of the Catholic Faith. Larry found great pleasure in spending time with his wife and family and with his canine companion Zeb. He enjoyed wood working and was an ardent Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.

In addition to his wife, Charleen, Larry is survived by his mother, Mildred, Constableville, one daughter and son in law, Lisa and Chris Carver, Mooresville, NC; three sons, Ryan L. Kirk, Constableville, Matthew J. Kirk and his fiancée, Niki Foley, Savannah, GA, and Aaron D. Kirk and companion Stephanie Mooney, Lyons Falls; three grandchildren, Logan Carver, Hallie Carver and Madelynn Kirk. He was predeceased by his father, Lawrence H. Kirk, Sr. in 2002, and by a half sister, Karen T. Clark, in 2001. A

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Lawrence Marullo, on Saturday, at 9:30 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Constableville, with interment to follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Constableville. Calling hours are Friday, 5-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Constableville Fire Company.

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October 31, 1923 to June 4, 2014

Boonville- Jim Conley, 90, formerly of Erwin Street passed away at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on June 4, 2014 after a long illness.

He was born at Raquette Lake, NY, October 31, 1923 a son of Michael James and Ursula Zwiefel Conley. He grew up in Alder Creek where his parents operated a bar/restaurant. He attended Fordham University, New York City and then entered the United States Army. Upon his discharge he was employed with Sanders Associates in New Hampshire, where he installed Radar Towers for over 20 years, all over the world. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Williams at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville on February 1, 1947. She died January 7, 2013.The couple moved to South St. then Main St and finally to their Erwin St. home in 1960. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Boonville, and the Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Boonville where he served as Commander, as well as bookkeeping and bartending. He also served as Oneida County Commander. He was a Charter Member of Boonville Elks Lodge and was a 7th degree member. Jim was also a member of the Iron Workers Association.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen Conley, Boonville and Colleen and Paul Lupia, Simsbury, Ct.; two sons, Michael James Conley III, Boonville and Patrick Conley, Whitesboro; six grandchildren, Kristin Case, Naomi, Kari, Ryan Conley, Michael Conley IV and Kelly Ann McDaniel; three great grandchildren, Jordan Case, Reilly and Violet Mae McDaniel; one brother, Fred Conley, Ca. He was predeceased by two sons, Timothy and Kevin Conley and one brother, John Conley.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville with Father Sean O’Brien officiating. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey V.F.W. and Tun Tavern Leatherneck Marine Corps, all of Boonville.

Contributions may be made to the Boonville Lodge of Elks #2158, Sunset Nursing Home Activity Fund or the Charles J. Love Post American Legion. Donations of food may be brought to the Love Post American Legion between 3-9 p.m. today or after 10 a.m. Friday.

Arrangements are by the Mills Funeral Home. For an online message of sympathy please go to

Boonville - Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside committal services for Richard J. Bellinger, at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Boonville Cemetery, where Pastor George Whiton, of the First Presbyterian Church of Boonville, will officiate.  Mr. Bellinger, 56, a son of Harlan K. and Jane Sage Bellinger, passed away on December 15, 2013.  Rick was a well known area writer and musician and a long time Lay Preacher for the Utica Presbytery, including at the First Presbyterian Church in Boonville. Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

Jordan obit

Leo V. Jordan, 87, formerly of Lyons Falls, died Tuesday morning at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

A funeral mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Constableville, with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, Pastor, officiating. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Burial with Military Honors will be at the convenience of the family in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Aaron Fahey Scholarship Fund, c/o Lowville Central School, 7668 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367 or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 5905 James St., Constableville, NY 13325.

Leo was born November 21, 1926 in Massena, NY, a son of the late Thomas and Myrtle Martin Jordan. He grew up in Lyons Falls and attended Lyons Falls High School. In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served until his retirement in 1959. He married Hazel (Jane) Barton on February 5, 1951 at St. Agnes Church in London, England, with the Rev. Thomas R. Allen officiating. After their marriage, the couple moved to the United States. In May 1959, Mr. Jordan was appointed by the U.S. Senate to the position of Post Master, and assigned to the Lyons Falls Post Office. He held the position until 1982, and then was assigned to the Croghan Post Office until his retirement in 1986.
He is survived by his five daughters, Jane Jordan of Massena; Tina (Timothy) Paczkowski of Lyons Falls; Leigh (Kim) Fahey of Lyons Falls; Rebecca (Henry) Geidel of Potsdam: Tracy Perretta of Boonville; his loving companion, Elizabeth St. Pierre of Watertown; two sisters, Lureen (Teeny) Jordan of Holley, NY; Rosemary (Larry) Yoder of Wayland, NY; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mr. Jordan was predeceased by his wife, Hazel (Jane) Jordan, who died on August 24, 2000; his parents; two brothers, Thomas and Leonard (Pete); three sisters, Marguerite Peebles, Iona Burnham and Inez Reynolds; and by a grandson, Aaron Fahey.

Mr. Jordan was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Constableville and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Watertown. He was a 4th Degree Knight with the South Lewis Council Knights of Columbus. Leo was a member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, Lowville VFW and Lowville American Legion Post #162.
He was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a safety instructor, and taught hunter’s safety classes for 25 years.

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Peterson obit

October 13, 1943 to May 31, 2014

Eagle Bay- David Francis Peterson, Sr., 70, of Lone Pine Road North, formerly of Boonville, husband of Betty, passed away at his residence, while under the loving care of his son, Dave, Jr. Hospice and Palliative Care, Heidi Von Matt, and a friend, Cindy, on Saturday May 31, 2014.

He was born in Little Falls, on October 13, 1943. Dave graduated from Little Falls High School, with the Class of 1960. Afterwards Mr. Peterson served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany and serving four tours in Viet Nam during the Viet Nam War. He was honorably discharged in 1969, and settled in the Carthage area. In 1970 Dave was united in marriage with Betty Smith, a union that endured for forty three years. For many years Mr. Peterson was employed by the Lally family who owned the Lally Manufacturing Company which was a conglomerate of knitting and textile mills which were located in New York State and throughout the United States. Later he was employed as a concrete truck driver for Hoch Brothers Concrete Co, retiring from V.S. Virkler Concrete Co.

In addition to his wife, Betty, of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, he is survived by one son, David F. Peterson, Jr. Boonville, a granddaughter, Kayla Elizabeth Peterson; two step sons, Ray and Lisa Spann, Deerfield, Rod and Gail Spann, Boonville and seven step grandchildren. He was predeceased by a step son, Robin Spann, in 1997. Dave loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, woodworking and time spent with his family, and time spent at his home on the shores of 4th Lake at Eagle Bay.

His family extends a note of heartfelt thanks and appreciation to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center nursing staff on 3B & 3C, and to Dr. Sikder, and to Inlet Volunteer Ambulance Staff.

In keeping with Mr. Peterson's wishes, services will be private and there will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Road New Hartford, NY 13413. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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