Sheryl J. Mashaw

Sheryl J. Mashaw

May 1, 1951 - February 19, 2016
Resided in SacramentoCA


Sacramento, CA- Sheryl Wittig Mashaw, 64, of North Ave. Sacramento, widow of Jerry F. passed away on February 19, 2016, in California. She was born in Rome, on May 1, 1951, a daughter of Gordon and Rose Marie Genovese Wittig. Sheryl grew up in Rome, where she received her education, graduating from Rome Free Academy. 

Later she moved to Sacramento, where she was employed as a bookkeeper for Tower Records Store for many years. On December 20, 1970, Sheryl was united in marriage with Jerry F. Mashaw, in Sacramento, Ca. Mr. Mashaw, a native of Port Leyden, and a 1960 graduate from Port Leyden Central School, passed away on August 31, 2013. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday June 27, 2016, at 2:00 P.M. at Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. 

Charles W. Watson

May 15, 1933-June 20, 2016

Charles W. Watson, 83, of Houseville Road, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Canon Samuel P. Lundy officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Old Glendale Cemetery.  A luncheon at the 3 – G Fire Department will immediately follow the burial.  A calling hour will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Saturday, prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the 3 – G Fire Department, P.O. Box 112, Glenfield, NY  13345 or to the NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association, Inc., P.O. Box 24, Redfield, NY  13437.    

He is survived by his former wife, Patricia E. Watson of Glenfield; his children, Robert and Kristin Watson of Glenfield; Ronald W. Watson and his companion, Charlene “Charlie” Berrus of Lowville; Gail M. Watson of Turin; Rick and Kathie Watson of Brantingham; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Kaldowski of Brantingham; a brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and June Watson of Caribou, ME; two sisters, Winnifred Smith of Ohio; Beatrice Spinney and her companion, Simon Bemier of Limestone, ME; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is predeceased by a daughter, Rita A. Schmitt, who died March 14, 2016; and three sisters, Marcella Doody, Bertha Levesque, and Thelma Wardwell.

Charles was born on May 15, 1933 in Caribou, Maine, a son of the late Robert D. and Sadie Tracy Watson.  He attended local schools in Maine, and enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17, during the Korean War.  Corporal Watson served with the 2nd Armored Division in Korea and Germany.  After his discharge in 1953, he worked locally until 1956, when he began his employment with Gould Paper Company in Lyons Falls, where he worked until his retirement in 1998.  After his retirement, Charlie was a long-time caretaker for Lawton and Emily Williams of Turin.  A marriage to Patricia E. Levesque ended in divorce.

Charlie was a life member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, VFW and a life member of Lowville American Legion Post #162.  He was an active senior member of the 3 – G Volunteer Fire Department, Glenfield, an active member of the NYS Fire Police Association, and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department Citizen’s Patrol.  Charlie was a member of the NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association, and enjoyed going to Osceola every Sunday, and listening to the fiddlers play.

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David Pfendler Obituary


David K. Pfendler

December 15, 1955 - June 21, 2016 
Resided in BoonvilleNY
Boonville- David K. Pfendler, 60, of Main St. passed away suddenly, while at work, in Lowville, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Affectionately known as "Skidder," David was born in Constableville, on December 15, 1955, a son of Bernard and Blanche Denslow Pfendler. A life resident of Boonville, he grew up on Jackson Hill Road and received his education at Adirondack Central School, graduating with the Class of 1975. Thereafter David was employed for 17 years at Thims Construction Co. Rome, followed by 17 years of employment at Ballie Lumber Co. Boonville; at the present time he was employed in the Sanitation Department of Kraft-Heinz Food Co. of Lowville. Skidder greatly enjoyed snowmobiling and long rides on the snowmobile trail systems, hunting and fishing, four wheeling and listening to classic rock and roll music. He is survived by two sons and a daughter in law, Seth (Mackenzie) Pfendler, Ryan Pfendler; his mother, Blanche; one brother and sister in law, Barry (Lori) Pfendler; one sister Tracy Liechty and her companion, Andy Manning, all of Boonville. He was predeceased by his father, Bernard Pfendler, on November 14, 2002. Also surviving are three nephews, Jonathan (Karen) Rauscher, Cazenovia, Drew Pfendler and Matt Pfendler, both of Boonville. His funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Boonville Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday 10 A.M. until the funeral at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Schuyler St. Boonville, NY 13309.

Arlene Margaret Parry

Life Legacy

April 11, 1916-June 18, 2016

UTICA - Arlene Margaret Parry, 100, formerly of Utica, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016at The Ridgewood Center in BedfordNH, where she was residing to be close to her family.

Mrs. Parry was born April 11, 1916 in Utica; the daughter of the late John and Matilda F. (Wilburt) Urtz. Arlene graduated from St. Frances DeSales High School in 1934. She was united in marriage with Erwin J. Parry on June 15, 1940 at St. Francis DeSales Church. The couple made their home in Utica where she worked at the former Boston Store, and later became a school crossing guard for the City of Utica. Mr. Parry died on July 28, 1986.

Mrs. Parry was a communicant and a member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Frances DeSales Church. Her hobbies included sewing, gardening, shopping, scrapbooking and crossword puzzles. She was also an avid reader. She found her most joy in spending time with her family.

She is survived by her three daughters, Suzanne F. (David) Pauli of Mesa, AZ; Gail A. Parry of Merrimack, NH; Martha J. (Gregory) Burt of Chesapeake, VA; her son-in-law, Richard A. LaBuz, Sr. of Brantingham, NY; eleven grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Arlene is predeceased by her daughter, Ellen M. LaBuz, her two infant sons, nine brothers and sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Arlene was an amazing part of her family’s life. Words cannot express how much she will be missed and how blessed we were to have her.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff of The Ridgewood Center for the loving and compassionate care they showed to Arlene during her stay there, especially over the past week.

Her calling hours will be on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 5 to 8:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home in Lowville.

A funeral mass will be said on Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glenfield with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in BrantinghamCemetery.

Evelyn Lesperance

February 2, 1926 to June 1, 2016

Port Leyden:  Evelyn Lesperance, 90, formerly of Douglas St., died June 1, 2016 in the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since Feb. 18, 2009.

She was born in Harrisville, Feb. 2, 1926 the daughter of John and Minnie Koster Foley and was a 1944 graduate of Harrisville High School.  She married Amos Lesperance Sept. 13, 1958 in St. John's Catholic Church, Lyons Falls.  He died August 1, 2011.

Prior to her marriage she had been employed as a paper tester for 10 years at St. Regis Paper Mill, Harrisville and as a local telephone operator in Watertown for 2 years.

She is survived by two sons Edward and Phyllis Lesperance, Greene, NY and John Lesperance and his partner Mark Healy, Alamogordo, NM; one grandson Mike Lesperance and his mother Patti Bourgeois, Lyons Falls and one sister Rosemary Stoeckel, Castle Creek.  She is predeceased by one son Jim who died July 6, 2007 and three brothers Philip Foley, Gary Foley and John Foley.

A memorial mass will be offered Friday, June 24, at 11 AM in St. Martin's Catholic Church, Port Leyden with Rev. Chris Carrara officiating.  Burial will be in Caclvary Cemetery, Port Leyden.  Friends may call at the church from 10 until the time of the funeral.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Patients Activity Fund at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Lowville.  A funeral reception will be held in St. Martin's Church Hall following the burial.  Donations of food may be left at the church after 9:30 in the morning of the funeral.

The Callaghan Funeral Home LLC, Port Leyden is entrusted with the arrangements.

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