Januay 2, 1917 to August 22, 2013
LOWVILLE-Raymond E. Gordon, 96, of 5701 Brookside Circle, formerly of Hillside Drive, Lowville, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Lewis County General Hospital, after a brief illness.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013, at Lowville United Methodist Church with Rev. Beth O’Neil, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in West Lowville Rural Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with a Masonic Service to be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lowville United Methodist Church, 7618 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.
Raymond is survived by his wife of nearly 72 years, Anna; three sons, Dr. Lawrence Gordon and his wife, Dorothy of Manlius, Ralph Gordon and Pam Devendorf of East Syracuse, David Gordon and his wife, Dr. Barbara Gordon of Wilbraham, MA; seven grandchildren, Susan Gordon, Joel Gordon and his wife, Lauren, Daniel Gordon and his wife, Jill Quint, Denise Karchmer and her husband, Adam, Laura Buckley and her husband Sean, Solon Gordon and his wife, Jenn Chang, and Tristan Gordon; three great grand-daughters, Claire and Brooke Karchmer and Natalie Gordon; a sister, Dorothy Waugh of Harrisville, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by three brothers, Floyd, Charles and Kenneth Gordon, and a sister, Miss Winifred Gordon.
Ray was born on January 2, 1917 in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Charles and Sadie Hall Gordon and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1934. While in school, he played in the band under director Luther B. Askin. Ray and Anna McCue were united in marriage on October 1, 1941 at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Walter Bennett officiating. They lived on the Gordon family farm in West Lowville, which they later co-owned with his brother, Charles. In 1980, they moved to Hillside Drive in Lowville. Ray was a member of Lowville United Methodist Church, where he served as Treasurer and sang in the choir. In addition, he made wooden items for the church and for sale at the church bazaars. He was a past Treasurer and President of West Lowville Rural Cemetery. He was a member of the former Lowville Grange, now Denmark Grange, County, State, and National Granges, where he held many offices and was Deputy for Lewis County Grange from 1960-1964. Also, he was a member of Lowville Masonic Lodge #134. He also served on various Ag committees. Ray and Anna were charter members of North Country Swingers square dance club and taught cued round dance in Lowville and Adams from 1970-2000. Ray also cued for many dances in the North Country. He played the clarinet and saxophone in the Lowville and Boonville Village Bands from 1936-1969, and dance bands in the thirties and forties with Lewis Shattuck, Gorham Allen and John Ross orchestras. Ray enjoyed music, gardening, dancing and woodworking.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
October 12, 1946 to August 20, 2013
Boonville - Jeffrey A. Gamache, 66, of Reed Lane, passed away unexpectedly on August 20, 2013.
Born in New Hartford, on October 12, 1946, he was the son of Archille and Helen Toussant Gamache. Jeff grew up and attended school in New York Mills. As a child he enjoyed spending summers at the family's camp on Reed Lane, which is where he has permanently resided for the past 30 years. Beginning in his teens, Jeff worked with his father delivering Thomas English Muffins. After graduating from high school he purchased his father's route, and for the past 49 years has delivered baked goods accross Central New York. His route covered the cities of Oneida, Rome, and Utica; as well as the villages of Boonville, Old Forge, and all points in between.
Jeff was united in marriage with Dawn Liddle on April 14, 1984 at the Boonville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Gamache passed away on August 24, 1993. A marriage to Maureen Major ended in divorce.
Jeff will be remembered by many as a classic car enthusiast, and attended many car shows. Jeff also enjoyed taking his family to Keewaydin State Park to enjoy a day of boating on the St. Lawrence River.
Jeff is survived by his two daughters: Christina and Jaquelyn Gamache, and by his son: Alexander Major. Also surviving are his mother-in-law: June Liddle, his brothers-in-law: Craig Liddle and Dale Liddle; and his ex-wife: Maureen Major. Besides his wife Dawn, he was also predeceased by his parents.
Funeral Services will be held privately on Monday, August 26, at 10:00 am, at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, 4-7 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Oneida-Herkimer Branch Office, 100 Lomond Place, Utica, New York 13502.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
September 9, 1956 to August 20, 2013
Barry L. Hutchins, affectionately known as Bump, of Boonville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
He was born on September 9, 1956 in Lowville, to Stanley and Shirley Hutchins the third of twelve children. He grew up in various parts of Lewis and Oneida Counties receiving his education with South Lewis School District. After completing school, he began work for area dairy farmers including Harold Glouse, Sr., Harold Glouse, Jr. and Herb Marks. Bump had also been employed by N.M. Sargent’s Chair Factory in Boonville. He enjoyed gardening, working in agriculture and was an avid bicycle rider. Although he did not have children of his own, he loved children and played an important role in the upbringing of his younger siblings, as well as his nephews and nieces, and will be affectionately remembered by each of them.
Surviving besides his parents, is his long time companion, Diane Kilbourne of Boonville; ten siblings, Stanley Jr. and Julie of Constableville, Ann and Harold Glouse, Jr. of Boonville, Donald “Tim” of Oriskany, Sandra and Alfred Bender of Watson, Steve of Boonville, Douglas and Lorrie of Contableville, Karen Coe of Boonville, Laura McCaw of Mohawk, Amy and Rick DeVaul of New Port Richey, FL and David and Mary of Lowville; 24 nephews and nieces; 31 great nephews and nices; and a special cousin and caregiver during his illness, Rose Gydesen. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Brenda in 1963.
A private memorial service will be held at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St., Boonville. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Lewis County Humane Society or Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.millsfuneralhomes.com
October 15, 1919 to August 18, 2013
Lyons Falls-Donald H. Shue, 93, formerly of Davis Bridge Rd., passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2013 in the Sunset Nursing Home.
He was born on October 15, 1919 in Shuetown, New York, a son of the late Lawrence and Leona Gerew Shue. He graduated from Lyons Falls High School. Donald faithfully served his country in the United States Army. He attended CCC camps during World War II. He was a truck driver for Gary Sheldons and Struff Logging and then worked for Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper, retiring in 1986. Doanld was married to Anna Tuchowski who passed away in January of 1988; he then married Pauline Mashaw who passed away in April of 2013.
Donald was a life member of the Lowville VFW and recently received an award for 50 years of service to the Boonville American Legion Post # 406. He loved the outdoors especially while hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed collecting coins and playing Bingo.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Rose and Tony McIntyre of Port Leyden; a son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence Robert and Marie Shue of Old Forge; five grandchildren, David, Mike, Kelly, Jordan, and Zachary; a great granddaughter, Ashley; a great great grandson, Noah; a brother, Carl Shue of Lyons Falls; five step-children; and several nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by a sister, Betty Alger; and a brother, Leo Shue.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 11:00a.m. at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 10:00-11:00a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Memorial contributions in Donald’s memory can be made to the Lyons Falls Bible Baptist Church or Sunset Nursing Home Activities Department.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
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