Anne E. Maciejko

March 27, 1926 to July 22, 2013

LYONS FALLS - Anne E. Maciejko, 87, of Shibley Road, passed away Monday evening, July 22, 2013 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility. 

The funeral will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Deacon James Chaufty, officiating.  Burial will follow in Lowville Rural Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.  
She is survived by two sons, Mike and his wife, Tami Maciejko of Colorado; Joe and his wife, Alice Maciejko of Constableville; a daughter, Mary Maciejko of New Jersey; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband, Ralph Maciejko, who died April 3, 1989; a daughter, Shirley Ann Maciejko, who died March 5, 2011; a brother, Francis “Satch” Wetmore; and three sisters, Georgia Stone Beaty, Patricia Converse, and Sally Wicks.

Anne was born March 27, 1926 in Lowville, a daughter of the late Leslie and Winifred Reape Wetmore.  She attended Lowville Academy and worked in Rome, NY prior to her marriage.  On May 31, 1946 she married Ralph W. Maciejko.  Together with her husband, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm on Route 12D in Constableville from 1951 until 1976, when they retired, and moved to their home on Shibley Road in Lyons Falls.

Mrs. Maciejko was a communicant of St. John’s Catholic Church in Lyons Falls.  She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and quilting. 

Condolences may be shared with the family online at

John Henry Szyikowski

May 17, 1951 to July 20, 2013


Boonville - John Henry Szyikowski (1951-2013), a native of Boonville and long-time resident of Albion, NY, passed to his eternal reward on Saturday, July 20, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his mother, Myra (nee Worden), his wife, Susan (nee Walsh), his daughter, Meghan (Mark) Mambretti and three grandchildren; Joseph, Molly and Alexandra. He is pre-deceased by his father Henry John, and his sister, Susan Jane.

John was a graduate of Adirondack Central Schools and Mohawk Valley Community College. Beginning as Assistant Director of Campus Safety at Genesee Community College, John spent his entire career in law enforcement. He worked at SUNY Brockport, where he was the youngest person in the State to rise to the level of lieutenant. He also served as both instructor and Director of the University Police Basic Training at the NYS Police Academy. Ultimately, he rose to the level of Deputy Chief of University Police and Public Safety for SUNY, overseeing state-wide training and other operational issues for the University Police Officers. In his retirement he became a Senior Staff Associate for SUNY Empire State College. His personnel file contains numerous commendations for his police service and three times he was honored by the Campus Presidents for developing and managing safety programs that protected the campus community.

John was an active member and past Exulted Ruler of the Boonville Elks Lodge #2158. He was an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. In retirement, he returned to his ancestral Adirondack home to care for his mother. He enjoyed being outdoors and most importantly spending time with his grandchildren to whom he was affectionately known as "Yogi". He will be remembered as a quiet, calm, and intelligent man.

The family will be present at the Trainor Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 24 from 2-4 and 6-8. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ Our Hope/St. Joseph's Church on Thursday at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in John's name to the Boonville Elk's Lodge #2158, P.O. Box 281, Boonville, to support their charity work or to the American Cancer Society, Oneida/Herkimer Branch Office 100 Lomond Place, Utica, NY 13502.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of John, please visit

Franklyn F. "Frank" Gowing

May 1, 1936 to July 20, 2013

LOWVILLE – Franklyn F. “Frank” Gowing, 77, died at his home on Saturday evening, July 20th.

Born May 1, 1936, in New Bremen, the son of the late Nelson and Mina Smith Gowing, Mr. Gowing graduated from Lowville Academy in 1954, where he was quarterback of the undefeated football team of 1953. He also excelled in basketball, baseball and track. Mr. Gowing served in the US Marine Corps from 1954 until 1957. He was a graduate of Canton ATC with a degree in criminal justice.

In 1958, Mr. Gowing joined the NYS Police as a trooper. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1964 and to Zone Sergeant in 1971. He retired from the State Police in 1978, after 20 years of service. After his retirement from the State Police, he was employed as Director of Security for ABC Sports at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. He later served as the Director of Training for the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Police force at Hogansburg, NY. He was employed by Lewis County from 1982-1984 as the Director of Disaster Preparedness He later served as under-sheriff and acting sheriff of Jefferson County. Mr. Gowing was employed by the Fort Drum Provost Marshal office since 1987, where he was chief of physical security and retired from that position.

He married the former Kathleen Ransiear on May 3, 1986, at the Lowville United Methodist Church with Rev. Bradley Hunt officiating. In 1990, their marriage was blessed by Rev. David R. Weezorak at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glenfield.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Gary and Lorraine Gowing of Colton; Karen and Walter Benny of Huachuca City, AZ; Katherine (Gowing) Goolden of Sterling;
N. Steven and Stacy Gowing of Tucson, AZ; Debra and Andrew Dow of Potsdam; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and William Eisenschmid of Florida. He was predeceased by a sister, Ellen Kampnich and step-father, Robert Curtis.

Mr. Gowing was a communicate of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lowville and was also a member of the former Troopers Association of NYS, the Lowville Elks Lodge #1605, the Croghan American Legion Post #1663 and the Lewis County Detachment #754 Marine Corps League.

A funeral mass will be said on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating. A military burial will follow at the Lowville Rural Cemetery.

A calling hour will be on Wednesday from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. followed by a 9:15 a.m. prayer service at the Sundquist Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Memorial Fund, 5439 Shady Avenue, Lowville, NY 13367, or to a charity of one's choice.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit

Cyntha A. Cassell


June 12, 1941 to July 18, 2013

Gloversville- Cynthia Ann (Beagle) Cassell, 72, widow of John A. passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

She was born in Bennington, VT, on June 12, 1941, a daughter of George H. and Winifred M. Brunette Beagle. Cynthia moved to Lyons Falls, as a child, where she attended school, later graduating from General Martin High School of Glenfield, with the Class of 1960. After that she attended Jefferson County Community College of Watertown, where she met her future husband, John, whom she married on June 15, 1974, at St. Mary's Church, Constableville. In 1985 the couple moved from the Potato Hill Road, near Boonville, to Gloversville. Mr. Cassell, an accountant, who was employed as an account examiner for NYS Department of Labor, died on July 12, 1991.

On June 5, 1961, Cynthia began her long career, at the time with General Telephone Company. She began as a student operator in Boonville; after that she was employed as a Business Office Clerk in Lowville and in Boonville, and as a telephone operator in the Boonville District office. In October, 1984, she transferred to the Johnstown office at what was then Continental Telephone Co. of Upstate, NY. At that time, she and her husband were residents of Boonville, and for the following year, Mrs. Cassell commuted daily from Boonville to her work in Johnstown. While employed in Johnstown, she was in the Operator Services Department, the Service Bureau Clerk and a Service Clerk. During her long career with the telephone company, Mrs. Cassell was employed for the following companies: Continental Telephone of Upstate NY; later Continental Telephone of NY, Contel of NY, GTE, Citizens, before retiring from Frontier Communications on June 1, 2008.

Cynthia was a God fearing woman of a pure heart who was devoted to the Lord. She cared and nurtured others even while she was fighting her own health concerns; one never to complain, she would bear her pain, with uncanny strength and will of her character. Always cracking a joke with her caregivers, her beautiful laugh will echo through Heaven now. She was always a gracious host, and she was proud of her Irish Heritage. Having survived breast and ovarian cancer, Cindy was a loyal supporter of American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Cynthia was a strongly patriotic person who never missed voting in a Presidential Election.

Mrs. Cassell was of the Catholic Faith; she served as a Girl Scout Leader and greatly enjoyed raising flowers, gardening and nature. She found great joy in decorating for each holiday and observing all the holidays in a year, including dressing up for Halloween.

Cynthia is survived by one son, Shawn Patrick Cassell, Gloversville; three brothers and sisters in law, James J. (Jean) Beagle, Monson, MA, Joseph G. (Charlotte) Beagle, Lowville, Stephen B. (Cheryl) Beagle, Delmar; two sisters, Michelle B. Beagle, and Jacquelyn M. Beagle, both of Turin. She was predeceased by a sister, Susan E. Kapfer, on May 18, 1997. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, and her beloved cats, Dukester and Kurnsey.

Her Funeral will be Tuesday at 9:15 AM at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Constableville, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville, where she will be laid to rest by her beloved husband, John. Calling hours are Monday 2-6 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite humane society.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Cynthia, please visit


Keeping up with the passing of people in Boonville, Lowville, Old Forge and surrounding areas is easy.  Just check in with the obituary page of our website.  We are updating obituaries as reported to us by funeral homes in Oneida, Lewis, Hamilton and Herkimer counties on a daily basis.  So if there is a passing in your county, check our web page.