August 31, 1929 to February 6, 2015
CONSTABLEVILLE – Elizabeth Kogut Sweredoski, 85 of Constableville died on Friday, February 6, 2015. She had been in failing health for the past year.
Liz celebrated her birthday on August 31. Born in 1929, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Antonia Kogut. She grew up on the family farm and as part of the Polish American Community. Liz married Walter Sweredoski on October 6, 1946. The couple had four children, James Sweredoski and wife Jackie of Plattsmouth, NE, Susan Rau and husband Jim of Tucson, AZ, Judy Morgan and husband Pete of New York Mills, NY and Peter Sweredoski and wife Bridget of Constableville, NY. Her family spans the country and includes grandchildren, James, Christine, Erin, Matthew, Christopher, Amber, Charley, Alex and Angie and five great grandchildren. Her husband Walter passed away on February 23, 2007. Liz was a sister to nine, and is survived by Estelle Guttuso of Utica; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her other siblings passed before her, brothers Peter, Steve, Joseph, Ed; and sisters, Cecilia, Sophie, Sadie and Victoria.
Liz was known for her culinary skills and hospitality at the Hulbert House in Boonville and Lloyd's in Lowville. She went on to open her own establishments, Walt's Diner in Lyons Falls and The Little Hotel in Potter's Corners. Liz took pride in hard work and in her accomplishments and was able to retire with Walter to their home on the West Road in Constableville.
Liz is a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Constableville. All services and burial will be in held in the Spring time. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
October 14, 1918 to February 7, 2015
Port Leyden- Mrs. Evelyn D. (Wood) Axtell, 96, a longtime resident of North Pearl St., widow of Harold D., passed away at her residence, while under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice, on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
She was born in Mohawk, NY, on October 14, 1918, a daughter of Jay and Bertha Chrisman Wood. Evelyn grew up in Jordanville, NY, receiving her education at Owen D. Young School, Vanhornsville, where she graduated with the Class of 1936.
On September 1, 1937, Evelyn was united in marriage with Harold D. Axtell, in Boonville. In 1938, the couple moved to their present home. Their marriage was a loving union that endured for over 72 years, until Mr. Axtell died on April 20, 2010. Mrs. Axtell found much joy in her role as wife and homemaker. She greatly enjoyed raising her family, cooking, baking and gardening. Evelyn was a talented and gifted seamstress; she excelled in making clothing, curtains and upholstering furniture.
She is survived by her five children; Fay LeMay, Canastota, Carolyn Simpson, Boonville, Elaine Minga, Virginia, David Axtell, Port Leyden; and Eugenia and husband David Kogut, Greig. She was predeceased by a son, Richard Axtell, in 1988, a granddaughter, Michele Simpson, her mother and father, and by two sisters, Vivian Smalgalski, and Thelma King. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Her Funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at Calvary Bible Church, Sweeney Road, Greig, where Rev. James Jenkins, Pastor will officiate. Interment will be in Port Leyden Cemetery in the spring. There are no calling hours; however, all are invited to attend the services, a luncheon and time of visiting immediately following her funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to W.M.H.R. Mars Hill Network, 4044 Makyes Road, Syracuse, NY 13215. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.
November 20, 1922 to February 7, 2015
West Branch - Sophia R. (Kaido) Riegler, 92, of State Route 26, West Branch, passed away on February 7, 2015 at Bethany Gardens, Rome, where she had been a resident since August 6, 2012.
She was born in West Leyden, on November 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Thomas and Pauline Melifski Kaido and was raised in West Leyden, where she attended school. On May 26, 1951, Sophia was united in marriage to Robert T. Riegler at St. Mary's Nativity Church, West Leyden. After that the couple lived in West Leyden, before they constructed their current home near West Branch in 1956. Mr. Riegler died on October 20, 2011. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II in the European Theater.
Sophia greatly enjoyed traveling; for many years during Robert's vacation they loved to take their family on tours of the United States and Canada. Sophia also enjoyed canning and freezing their bountiful harvests of organic fruits and vegetables from their garden, and hosting many family reunions and parties at their camp in Swancott Mills.
She was a member of St. Mary's Nativity Church, West Leyden and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Sophia is survived by her three daughters and two sons-in-law, Karen Williamson and Charles, West Leyden, Kathy Thomann and David, Rome, and Joan Colangelo, Rome; two grandchildren, Todd Williamson, West Leyden, Jill Ross and Dante, and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Sophia Ross, all of Greensburg, PA; one brother Walter Kaido, West Leyden. She was predeceased by her four sisters: Betty Kaido, Cecelia Chrzanowski, Angeline Toper, and Lottie Mack and two brothers, Chester Kaido and Joseph Kaido; and a son-in-law, James Colangelo.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Nativity Church, West Leyden, where Rev. Daniel Chapin, pastor of St. Stephen's Church, Croghan, will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm, Tuesday, February 10, at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St., Boonville. Interment will be in the Spring in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Leyden. Sophia's family would like to send special thanks to the Staff of Bethany Garden's for all their care and compassion.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Association, West Leyden, NY. 13489.
April 16, 1944 to January 27, 2015
LYONS FALLS- Patricia M. Rounds, 70, of Laura Street, Lyons Falls, NY, died Tuesday afternoon, January 27, 2015 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
The funeral service will be held Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls with Rev. Naomi Kelly, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Port Leyden Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made to Forest Presbyterian Church, 4019 Center St., Lyons Falls, NY 13368; or to Lyons Falls Fire Department Auxiliary, in c/o Becky MacKenzie, 6770 Belmont St., Lyons Falls, NY 13368.
She is survived by her husband of over 54 years, David; her five sons, Jeffrey and Mailin Rounds of Lyons Falls; Scott and Tina Rounds of Lyons Falls; Bruce and Renee Rounds of Boonville; Christopher Rounds and Patrick Hegarty of Key West, FL; Robert and Barbara Rounds of Port Leyden; ten grandchildren, Sarah Sullivan (Jeremy); Alissa Rounds (R.J.); Daniel Rounds (Heather); Angel Rounds; Rachael Rounds; Dean Rounds; Josh Martin; Jenni LaBella; Kate Martin; Loni Martin; eleven great-grandchildren, Arianna, Tinley, Samantha, Tanner, Emma, Krissa, Adrianne, Lyla, Alexis, Mason, and Jackson; her sisters and brothers, Joan and Ed Sinclair of Lyons Falls; James and Susan Wood of Port Leyden; Effie and George Poore of Lyonsdale; Norma Griffen and her companion, Charles Hughes of Lyonsdale; Hermon “Jake” and Tammy Wood of Port Leyden; nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by a sister, Rosemary Wood; and two brothers-in-law, Steven Griffen and Bill Darling, Sr.
Patricia was born on April 16, 1944 in Forestport, NY, a daughter of the late Hermon and Emma Mathill Wood. She attended Port Leyden Central School. On April 23, 1960, she married David F. Rounds at the mance of Forest Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Frank O’Hara officiating. Pat worked for the Lewis County Head Start program for over 30 years at the Lyons Falls center.
Mrs. Rounds was a member of Forest Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Lyons Fall’s Fireman’s Auxiliary. Pat enjoyed her family, the Lyons Falls Farmer’s Market, and working at the Forest Finds Thrift Shop. She liked to hand out candy at the Lyons Falls Fall festival from her scooter.
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