Joyce A. Inslee

1946 - 2016

Utica- Joyce A. Inslee, 70, a former resident of Boonville and Remsen, widow of George E. passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.

She was born in Rochester, on May 13, 1946, a daughter of Arthur R. and Mary A. Steele Carr, Sr. Joyce grew up in Walworth, NY, in Wayne County and graduated from Wayne Central High School, Ontario Center, with the Class of 1964. Thereafter she furthered her education at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah. In 1990, she moved to Boonville, where she was employed at Great American and as a waitress at the Hulbert House. In 2004, Joyce moved to Remsen before moving to her present home in Utica in 2006. Additionally she was employed on the New York State Thruway at the Clifton Springs Rest Area; her last employment was as a waitress at Denny’s Restaurant in North Utica.

On March 27, 1972, Joyce was united in marriage with George E. Inslee, in Newark, NY. Mr. Inslee passed away on August 4, 1989.

Mrs. Inslee was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Whitesboro.

Joyce is survived by two daughters, Doretta K. (Michael) Hapeman, Remsen, Tammy J. Inslee and her friend, Juan R. Colon, Clermont, FLA, and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Hope Elizabeth Inslee, in 2014. Also surviving is a step daughter Connie M. (George) Carmody, Bath, NY; a step son George E. Inslee, Canandaigua; one brother, Ralph E. Carr, Benfield, CA and two sisters, Linda E. Carr, Canandaigua and Donna M. Carr, Vanetten, NY. She was predeceased by a brother, Arthur R. Carr, Jr.

Her Funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Bishop Herb Bloss of The Church of Latter Day Saints of Whitesboro, will officiate. Interment will be in Fairchild Cemetery, Remsen. Calling hours are Wednesday from12 Noon until the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association 120 Lomond Ct. Utica, NY 13502, or to American Cancer Society 100 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502.

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Carrie Post

Carrie Post

April 25, 1993 - October 19, 2016

PORT LEYDEN – Carrie Marie Post, 23, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 19, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital, with her family at her side.

Carrie was born on April 25, 1993, in Lowville, the daughter of Ricky L. and Georgia M. Poore Post and attended South Lewis Central School. She enjoyed spending time with her fiancé and her family, especially her grandparents, Effie and George. She loved to ride her four-wheeler, shoe shop, animals, movies, TV and going out to dinner. She always thought of someone else first.

Surviving are mother, Georgia “Peach” and Rob Winters, her father, Ricky and Robin Post, her fiancé, Kaleb Morak, brother, Dustin L. Post (Samantha), step-sisters, Ashley and Alison Gorczyca, maternal grandparents, Effie and George Poore, special niece, Galaxy, nephews, Daniel and Ayden and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents Gordon and Lois Post.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 25th at 10:30 a.m. at the Sundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Naomi Kelly officiating, burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. Everyone is invited to the Lyons Falls Bible Fellowship Church for a luncheon, afterward.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday 24th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Lewis County Humane Society and the Lyons Falls Fire Dept.

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Helen I. Weiler

Helen I Weiler


West Leyden- Helen I. Weiler, 90, a longtime resident of State Rt. 294, widow of Alvin, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since October, 2013.

She was born in the Town of Leyden, on January 10, 1926, a daughter of William and Helen Fuller LaQuay. She grew up in Talcottville, attending Boonville Central School, graduating with the Class of 1944. Thereafter, Helen was employed in private duty health care. For twenty five years, Mrs. Weiler was employed as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, retiring in 1997.
On June 22, 1946, Helen was united in marriage with Alvin J. Weiler, at St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden, with Fr. Edward Rivette officiating. This was a loving union of 62 years, until Alvin passed away on August 12, 2008. Mr. Weiler was a highly decorated Veteran of the European Theater of WWII, and a self-employed logger for over 50 years.

Mrs. Weiler was a member of St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden. She will be fondly remembered for her delicious homemade donuts which she greatly enjoyed making and sharing with her family and friends.

Helen is survived by four daughters and three sons in law; Sally Clarke, New York Mills, Nancy (Brian) Dumont, West Leyden, Carol (James) Dykstra, Monroe, NY, Susan (Rick) Malek, Rome; three sons and daughters in law, Gary (Robin) Weiler, Taberg, Terry (Tammy) Weiler, West Leyden and Wayne (Tina) Weiler, Boonville. Mrs. Weiler was predeceased by two sons, Alvin, Jr. on May 29, 2008 and Robert, in 1951. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; two brothers, Grant LaQuay, Forestport and Larry (Carol) LaQuay, St. Petersburg, FL and three sisters, Shirley (George) Weiler, West Leyden, Louella (Paul) Kightlinger, Tuscon, AZ, and Donna (David) Douglass, Boonville and a daughter in law, Margaret L. Weiler, West Leyden and many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by three sisters, Jacqueline Witek, Muriel Sanger and Lucille Ustler and by a brother, Roger LaQuay and a son-in-law, Francis Clarke.

A Prayer Service will be on Saturday at 9:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden, with interment to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Leyden. Calling hours are Friday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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Elaine K. Widrick

November 8, 1945  -  October 20, 2016      

CROGHAN - A celebration of Life Memorial Service for Elaine K. Widrick, 70, will be Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 in the afternoon at the Croghan Mennonite Church.

Elaine passed away at the Ellis Farm of Hospice of Jefferson County on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

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Mary Buckingham

Buckingham obit

May 15, 1941  -  October 19, 2016

LOWVILLE – Mary Kloster Buckingham, 75, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday morning, October 19, 2016.

Born in Watertown, May 15, 1941, she grew up in Croghan with her adoptive parents, Albert and Anna Kloster. Mary graduated in 1958 from Father Leo Memorial School in Croghan and graduated in 1959 from Albany Business College. She worked at the Wellington Hotel in Albany until her marriage in 1960 to Bernard (Oogie) Buckingham on August 6, 1960. Bernard worked for Niagara Mohawk and they moved to several power plants until settling on Sharp Street in Lowville, 1967, where they raised their four children: Jeffrey (Joan), Tim (Cathy) and Chris (Sheila) Buckingham and Allyson Samsa. They have six grandchildren, Chad and Evan of Charlotte, NC and Chloe and Jack Samsa and Lee and May Buckingham of Lowville, also surviving is her sister, Sue (John) Sawyer, brothers, Ed (Carol), and Jim (Linda) Van Dusen, sister-in-law, Mary Lou Van Dusen. She is predeceased by her brother Nelson.

Mary worked for 25 years at Lewis County General Hospital in several positions retiring as Business Office Manager and overseer of Ancillary clerks. She retired in 1995, a year after her husband and in 1996 they took a 3 month road trip across the United States. In 1997 they began going to Melbourne Beach, FL for 3 months in the winter.
Mary was a member on the Board of Northern Federal Credit Union and was instrumental in bringing an office to Lowville.

Later years, when her son Chris bought the building across from the Court House, now known as the 1812 house, she and husband spent many hours there helping to restore it to the event center and Bed and Breakfast that it is now.

She loved playing Mah Jong and Euchre and especially enjoying all the friends she made while playing those games.

Mary cherished her family as well as all the friends she made through the years.
There will be no calling hours. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Saturday, October 22nd at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating, with a reception held immediately afterward at the 1812 house for family and friends of family to gather.

Memorials in Mary’s name may be made to: Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367

Arrangements are with the Sundquist Funeral Home and online condolences may be made to:

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