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hawes obit

October 19, 1944 to January 19, 2014

Ava- Irving B. Hawes 69, of State Rt. 26, husband of Mary, passed away at his residence while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Irv was born in Rome, on October 19, 1944, a son of John and Lillian Crounse Hawes. He grew up in Ava, and graduated from Boonville Central School with the Class of 1963. In 1965, Irv graduated from Canton Agricultural and Technical College with an associate's degree in Automotive Technology. Irv and his brother Pete shared a lifelong interest in Automobiles. Irv was first employed as a mechanic for United Parcel of Syracuse, later he was a car salesman for Sid Stockholm Ford Garage of Rome; after that he was employed as an auto salesman by Cleo Hughes Ford Sales and Service, of Boonville.

In October, 1969, Mr. Hawes began his employment with Prudential Insurance Company of Boonville, where he was employed as a life insurance agent throughout Oneida and Lewis Counties. During that time he was promoted to LUTCF designation with Prudential and he also taught various aspects of the insurance business to incoming Prudential employees. He retired from Prudential in 1995.

During his retirement he enjoyed working in the woods with Jack McPhilmy, as self employed loggers.

On September 18, 1965, Irv was united in marriage with Dorothy Snook at the Taberg United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hawes died on June 14, 1982.

On January 31, 1986, Irv was united in marriage with Mary Cannon at the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church.

Mr. Hawes was a member of the Ava Hilltop and the Boonville United Methodist Churches. For many years he taught adult Sunday School classes at both churches and he served as a Lay Speaker at area Methodist Churches. He served as a Trustee of the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church. In 1970's he served as a councilman on the Ava Town Board.

Irv had a keen interest in gas and steam engines. He was a founding member of the Fly Wheels and Pulleys, Inc., the organization that has sponsored the annual Flywheels & Pulleys Old Time Gas and Steam Engine Show in Constableville each September. This organization was founded in 1975, since then Irv had been a very active member of the Flywheels and Pulleys Association.

Irv loved his family and visiting with people everywhere; he found a great joy in helping others in a quiet way. He will be fondly remembered for his wonderful strong faith in his Creator, and for his life brightening sense of humor.

In addition to his wife, Mary, Irv is survived by one son and daughter in law Jeffrey (Desiree') Hawes, Killeen, TX; two daughters and one son in law, Juliana (Allan) Chrysler, Ava, and Jennifer Hawes, Rome. He was predeceased by a son John L. Hawes and by a daughter Joyce Anne Hawes, both in 1985. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, Brittany (Nicholas) Hudson, Colorado Springs, CO, Justin and Dylan Hawes, both of TX, and Matthew, Trevor and Michael Chrysler, all of Ava; two great granddaughters, Emily and Olivia Hudson; at the present time, Irv was joyfully anticipating the birth of his third great granddaughter, who will be named Chloe. Additionally Irv is survived by four sisters, Rachel Netzband, Syracuse, Jean Stillman, Avoca, NY, Kathryn Snook, Vancouver, WA, and his twin sister, Elizabeth Ringwald, Ava; and one brother and sister in law, Floyd (Pete) Hawes and Olive, Ava, and nieces and nephews.

Irv's Funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in the spring in Ava Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 1-4 & 6-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church, Ava, NY 13303, or to the West Leyden Volunteer Fire Co. West Leyden, NY 13489.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com

andre obit

March 17, 1957 to January 19, 2014

BRANTINGHAM - Stephen Nelson Patrick André, 56, of Brantingham Road, Brantingham, died Sunday morning, January 19, 2014 in the Emergency Room at Lewis County General Hospital.

A funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Brantingham Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be from 4 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville. Contributions may be made to the South Lewis Booster Club in c/o Fred McManus, P.O. Box 283, 4103 Center Street, Lyons Falls, NY 13368 or Beaver River Booster Club, 9508 Artz Road Beaver Falls, NY 13305.

He is survived by his wife of over 27 years, Alisa; a son, Jordan L. André at Hartwick College; his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Tony and Cyndy André of Brantingham; Laurie and Gary Burkhard of Liverpool; Carol and Ted Mervosh of Fairfax Station, VA; twins, Connie Bilmanis of Lavonia, GA; and Christine André of Hobe Sound, FL; Dorris and Bill Davoy of Lowville; Cathy and Steve Smith of Cortland; Joe and Janet André of Croghan. Steve is also survived by an aunt, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents; a sister, Barb Flynn; and two brothers, Tom and Mike André.

Stephen was born on March 17, 1957 in Lowville, a son of the late Leo T. and Eunice A. Farney André. He graduated from Beaver River Central School in 1975. While in high school, he played varsity basketball on Coach Robert Giordano’s championship team. Soon after graduation, he began working for Kraft Foods in Lowville. On June 14, 1986, he married Alisa M. Burdick at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lyons Falls. Steve enjoyed sports, playing golf, basketball, running, and especially playing baseball with his son. He enjoyed hiking in the Adirondacks, and most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

herbert obit

September 1, 1933 to January 16, 2014

LOWVILLE – Herbert M. Rhone, 80, of East Martinsburg Road, died Thursday afternoon, January 16, 2014 at Samaritan Medical Center, with his family at his side.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Volunteer Transportation Center Inc., 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or Lewis County General Hospital Dialysis Fund, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Dale Buckingham of Lowville; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and LouAnn Rhone of Lowville; a son-in-law, Kenneth Tabolt of Lowville; 9 grandchildren and 8great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and David Tuttle of Lowville; two brothers, Harold Rhone of North Carolina and Harvey Rhone of Newark, NY; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his wife, Anne M. Rhone; a daughter, Sandra A. Tabolt; a son, Herbert M. Rhone; two great-granddaughters, Ryann Anne and Peyten Marie West; a brother, Willard Rhone; and a sister, Shirley Roy.

Herbert was born on September 17, 1933 in Martinsburg, NY, a son of the late Milford and Dorothy M. Edick Rhone. He attended General Martin School in Glenfield. On May 27, 1955, he married Anne M. Salisbury in Watertown, NY. Mrs. Rhone died on December 19, 2000. At a young age, he began work for Walter Marks, and later worked for Marks Farms until 1986. Mr. Rhone then worked for Hoch Brothers until his retirement in 1999. Herb enjoyed hunting in his younger years, and most recently enjoyed watching the deer. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Condolences may be shared with his family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

July 18, 1930 to January 19, 2014

Constableville- Lester L. Snyder, 83, a long time resident of North Main St. passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, after a long illness. Since January 3, 2014, Mr. Snyder had resided at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

A native and lifelong resident of Constableville, Lester was born on July 18, 1930, a son of Herman LeRoy and Marion Thayer Snyder. He received his education in Constableville; thereafter he was employed for C. Hughes Motors Ford Garage as a car cleaner. Later for many years Mr. Snyder was employed on the street department for the Village of Constableville. He enjoyed being outdoors and tending to his lawn and residence.

Lester is survived by two sisters, Eleanor Weiler, Constableville and by Bernice Skorupa, Lyons Falls and by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Hubert and William; and by sisters, June Grenicko and Charlotte Hopsecker.

His Funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler Street Boonville, with interment in the spring in Constableville Rural Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 1 P.M. until the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to Constableville Fire Company, Constableville, NY 13325.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com

elwin obit

January 9, 1922 to January 16, 2014

LOWVILLE – Elwin D. Stanton, 92, of East Road Extension, Lowville, died Thursday evening, January 16, 2014 at Country Manor Nursing Home in Carthage.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville with Deacon Mr. Ronald Pominville and Deacon Mr. James Hankey, son-in-law of Mr. Stanton, co-officiating. Burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be from 6 - 9 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville. Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 5457 Shady Ave., Lowville, NY 13367.

Elwin was born on January 9, 1922, in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Roy and Mildred Dening Stanton. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1939. Elwin married Rosemary Kirschner on June 14, 1942. Together with his wife, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm in Lowville. She passed away on August 9, 1961. On April 19, 1980, he married Sandra Rose Tiller. She passed away on April 22, 1999.

He is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Mrs. Douglas (Shirley) Pleskach of Lowville; Mrs. James (Dora) Hankey of Painted Post; Mrs. Ronald (Janet) Sheldon of Copenhagen; five sons and their spouses, James and Valerie Stanton of Carthage; John and Trudy Stanton of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Thomas Stanton of Lowville; Peter and Marilyn Stanton of Edgewater, FL; Paul and Dahlia Stanton of Union, KY; five step-daughters, Katrina Zeglin; Anita Lyndaker; Rebecca Fralix, Amy Hotaling; Melinda Durant; a step-son, Louie Tiller; a brother and his wife, Lucian and Isabel Stanton; 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by two wives; a brother, Donald; two sisters, Velma Ranew and Lila Yousey; and by a step-son, Martin Tiller.

Mr. Stanton was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville. He enjoyed traveling, dancing, country music, and telling stories.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

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