October 14, 1933 to May 7, 2013
Port Leyden- Verla Gibbs, 79, formerly of the Wild Cat Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Lewis Co. Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness. She was born in Turin, on October 14, 1933, a daughter of Leonard and Lulu Burr Gibbs. Verla grew up in Turin and received her education in Turin and Glenfield. She was first employed at the Grey Stone Manor Nursing Home in Martinsburg, after that Verla was employed as a garment inspector at Lally Manufacturing Co. of Port Leyden. For many years she also baked and decorated cakes for weddings and all occasions. She married Howard J. Disch, Sr. who died in 2005. Before moving to Wild Cat Road, she had resided for many years on the Moose River Road, near Port Leyden.Verla brought much enjoyment to many people through her talents as a wonderful cook and baker. She also greatly enjoyed knitting and crocheting, raising flowers, feeding the birds, playing bingo and all kinds of games. She found a special joy in writing poetry. She is survived by two sons and daughters in law, Howard J. (Rita) Disch, Jr. Port Leyden and William L. (Brenda) Disch, Lowville; seven grandchildren, Michelle (Wayne) Allen, Melissa (Carl) LoGalbo, Jason (Nicole) Disch, Kris (April) Beckwith, Sarah (James) Bly, Heather (Justin) Schweinsberg and Carrie Virkler, sixteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and one sister, Matilda Durgan, Boonville. She was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Dayton, Leonard and Daniel, and by sisters, Gloria, Doris and Ruba. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her services on Friday at 11:30 A.M. at Port Leyden Cemetery, Port Leyden, where a grandson, Pastor Jason Disch, will officiate. There are no public calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis Co. Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. Her funeral arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.
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August 26, 1925 to May 1, 2013
Lyons Falls: William E. Hamblin, 87, of 4061 Cherry St. and a long time resident of Elm St. Port Leyden died Wednesday, May 1 in Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitaion Center, Boonville where he had been a resident since December 2012.
He was born Augut 26, 1925 in Port Leyden, the son of Roscoe C and Lillian Moshier Hamblin and was a 1944 graduate of Port Leyden High School.
He was employed by Georgia Pacific Corp and Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper until his retirement in 1997. He was a Port Leyden village trustee from 1978 to 1980, served as mayor of Port Leyden from 1980 until 1982 and was a town justice for the town of Leyden frm 1980 until 2008 and was a village justice for Port Leyden from 1985 until 2008.
He was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Boonville. He had served as treasurer of the Congregational Church, Port Leyden in the 1950's and was a member of the church board of the Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls. He was a former member of the church board of the Port Leyden Historical Club and the Associatoin of Towns. He was a member of Oneida County Magistrates Association and the States Magistrates Association until his death.
Surviving are a niece Sharon Levy of Florida and two nephews Richard Welch, of Rochester and David Widrck of Cazenovia. Besides his parent he is predeceased by two sisters Loretta Foote and Eunice Welch.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 11 at 3:00 PM at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Boonville with Rev. Dan Tabolt, pastor officiating.
There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his memory to the Abundant Life Fellowship Church or to the Port Leyden Community Library.
The Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC, Port Leyden is entrusted with the arrangements.
August 29, 1924 to May 3, 2013
BEACHES BRIDGE - Joseph P. Kafline, 88, of Snell Road, Beaches Bridge, died Friday morning, May 3, 2013, at his home, under care of his family, his caregivers, and Lewis County Hospice.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, May 6, 2013 in Beaches Bridge Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Joe is survived by five children. Three sons and two daughters-in-law, Paul and Janice Kafline of Lowville; Robert and Pennie Kafline of Lowville; Francis Kafline of Leesburg, FL; and two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Francis Yousey of Ava; Carolyn Widrick of Lowville, who was instrumental in making it possible for Joe to remain at home, where he wanted to be. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Christopher, Vicki, James, Jeffrey and Jenna; two step-grandsons, Josh and Micah; and three great grandchildren, Jack, Courtney and Hayli.
Mr. Kafline was born in Brooklyn on August 29, 1924, the son of the late Peter and Pauline Kaczynski Kafline. Joe served in the United States Army, and was a past member and past Commander of the Lowville American Legion Post #162. He lived most of his adult life in the Lowville area. Joe worked as a mechanic, and in other various jobs connected with the automotive business. A marriage to Jennie Wawrzyniak ended in divorce.
Joe’s family would like to thank his caregivers, Linda, Shannon, Jackie and Chris, and Lewis County Hospice for all of their care and concern.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
January 24, 1924 to April 30, 2013
Lyons Falls: Pauline B. Shue, 89, of 3811 Davis Bridge Rd. died Tuesday afternoon in Boonville.
She was born January 24, 1924 in Lockport and graduated from Port Leyden High School in 1942. She was employed as a machine operator for AMF in Lowville. She married Harry Fleming October 10, 1945 in St. Martin's Rectory, Port Leyden. He died November 23, 1984. She later married Donald Shue in Lyons Falls. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Lyons Falls and attended St. Mary's Church in Constableville. She enjoyed bowling, camping, and fishing.
She is survived by her husband, Donald, a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville; one son and daughter-in-law John (Kristie) Fleming, Port Leyden, five daughters and four sons-in-law; Esther (Alan) Houck, Dawn Bell, Susan (Robert) Manning all of Lyons Falls; Rhonda and (Karle) Hart of Boonville; Paula (Robert) Hoch of Martinsburg; two stepchildren and their spouses Rose and Tony McIntyre of Port Leyden and Lawrence and Marie Shue of Old Forge. One sister and brother-in-law Sydney and Edward Penczek of Boonville; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by 3 children, Reginald Fleming, Howard Fleming and Irene French; two sons-in-law David French and Timothy Bell. She is also predeceased by 5 sisters and two brothers, Arlene Ossant, Betty Rimiller, Beatrice Adams, Esther Munger, Phyllis Atkins and William and Melvin Mashaw.
A mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday at 9:30 at St. Mary's Church, Constableville with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. A luncheon will follow in Lyons Falls Auxiliary Building at the Lyons Falls Park.
Calling hours will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the Lyons Falls Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund. The Callaghan Funeral HOme, Port Leyden is entrusted with the arrangements.
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