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February 21, 1929 to September 12, 2014

Boonville, NY & Melborne Beach, FL- Janet R. Denslow, 85, wife of Bruce K. Sr., passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since April.

Janet was born on February 21, 1929 in Utica, a daughter of Jay Howard and Maude Powell Rice. She grew up in Utica and Beaver Falls, before her family settled in Boonville. Here she received her education graduating with the Class of 1946 from Boonville High School. For a short time she was employed as a secretary for the telephone company in Boonville.

On January 1, 1948, Janet was united in marriage with Bruce K. Denslow. Following their marriage the couple settled on the East Road, where they raised their family and resided for more than 50 years. Mrs. Denslow was employed as the secretary and treasurer of the family's business, Denslow Equipment and Excavating Co. Inc., Boonville. For many years Janet and Bruce enjoyed trips to Florida. Following their retirement they purchased a home in Melborne Beach, where they resided for the winter months.

Janet is survived by her husband of 66 years, Bruce; her children: Alan and his wife, Joanne, Cape Coral, FL, Brad and his wife Chris, Norcross, GA, Janette Liddle and her husband Craig, Palm Harbor, FL, Bruce K., Jr. "Butch" and his wife Jan, Jim and his wife Judy, and Lynn and his wife Mollie, all of Boonville, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Janet was predeceased by her sister Helen Dustin.

Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Boonville Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St., Boonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309, Attn: Resident Activities Fund.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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