Patricia M. Rounds

April 16, 1944 to January 27, 2015

LYONS FALLS- Patricia M. Rounds, 70, of Laura Street, Lyons Falls, NY, died Tuesday afternoon, January 27, 2015 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls with Rev. Naomi Kelly, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Port Leyden Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made to Forest Presbyterian Church, 4019 Center St., Lyons Falls, NY 13368; or to Lyons Falls Fire Department Auxiliary, in c/o Becky MacKenzie, 6770 Belmont St., Lyons Falls, NY 13368.

She is survived by her husband of over 54 years, David; her five sons, Jeffrey and Mailin Rounds of Lyons Falls; Scott and Tina Rounds of Lyons Falls; Bruce and Renee Rounds of Boonville; Christopher Rounds and Patrick Hegarty of Key West, FL; Robert and Barbara Rounds of Port Leyden; ten grandchildren, Sarah Sullivan (Jeremy); Alissa Rounds (R.J.); Daniel Rounds (Heather); Angel Rounds; Rachael Rounds; Dean Rounds; Josh Martin; Jenni LaBella; Kate Martin; Loni Martin; eleven great-grandchildren, Arianna, Tinley, Samantha, Tanner, Emma, Krissa, Adrianne, Lyla, Alexis, Mason, and Jackson; her sisters and brothers, Joan and Ed Sinclair of Lyons Falls; James and Susan Wood of Port Leyden; Effie and George Poore of Lyonsdale; Norma Griffen and her companion, Charles Hughes of Lyonsdale; Hermon “Jake” and Tammy Wood of Port Leyden; nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by a sister, Rosemary Wood; and two brothers-in-law, Steven Griffen and Bill Darling, Sr.

Patricia was born on April 16, 1944 in Forestport, NY, a daughter of the late Hermon and Emma Mathill Wood. She attended Port Leyden Central School. On April 23, 1960, she married David F. Rounds at the mance of Forest Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Frank O’Hara officiating. Pat worked for the Lewis County Head Start program for over 30 years at the Lyons Falls center.

Mrs. Rounds was a member of Forest Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Lyons Fall’s Fireman’s Auxiliary. Pat enjoyed her family, the Lyons Falls Farmer’s Market, and working at the Forest Finds Thrift Shop. She liked to hand out candy at the Lyons Falls Fall festival from her scooter.

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Rita Schoff Markham

February 29, 1924 - January 25, 2015

Port Leyden- Rita Schoff Markham, 90, a longtime resident of West Road, Constableville, and later West Road, Turin, and more recently a resident of Whitton Place Apartments, Port Leyden, widow of Robert, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, after a short illness, surrounded by family.

She was born in West Leyden on February 29, 1924, a daughter of Henry and Sarah Haver Schoff. Rita grew up in West Leyden and graduated from West Leyden Central High School in 1941. In 1944, Rita graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. For two years thereafter, Rita taught Home Economics in Bath, New York.

On August 3, 1946, she was united in marriage with Robert W. Markham, at St. Mary's Rectory in West Leyden. After their marriage they brought up their children on the family farm on West Road. In 1974, she began her long career as a nutritionist for the North Country Children's Clinic, retiring in 1997.

Rita's life was centered on her children and her Catholic faith. She made everyone feel like they were her favorite. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Turin Civic Club and served as a longtime volunteer at Matthew's Place Ministries Store in Boonville. She was a member of The Lewis County Historical Society and served as a volunteer for Lewis County Hospice. Rita also enjoyed playing cards and dominos. She was so active and independent that her children had to make an appointment to take her to lunch.

Rita is survived by four daughters (Judy Fox, Mary Markham, Donna and Larry Dolhof, and Beth and Anthony Cilluffo) and eleven sons (Jim and Pat, Scott and Penny, Mick and Robin, Joe and Andrea, Chuck, Ed and Dorryann, Pete and Lisa, Dave and Chris, Bill and Michelle and Andy and Sonya). Rita was predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 1999 and a son and daughter in law, Steve and Sandy (Houghton) Markham, in 2007. Also surviving are 46 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Erwin, Carl and James Schoff; and two sisters, Loretta Opper and Irene Freeman.

Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden. Interment will be in the spring in Turin Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 1-5 & 7-9 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. There will be a wake service and a recitation of the rosary starting at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden, to St. John's Church, Lyons Falls, or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

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Theodore J. "Ted" Seaver

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May 11, 1925 - January 22, 2015

TURIN - Theodore J. “Ted” Seaver, 89, long-time dairy farmer on the Houseville Road, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Utica.

Ted was born May 11, 1925, in Croghan, the son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth ”Jane” Traverse Sivrais and was given the name of Joseph Theodore Sivrais. He graduated from General Martin High School and served in the Army during World War II in Italy.

He married Shirley M.Olmstead on November 2, 1944 and the couple owned and operated the “Woods Hill Farm” together on the Houseville Road over 60 years. Shirley died on October 26, 2007.

Ted still enjoyed deer hunting but his true love was the dairy farm.

Mr. Seaver is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara S. and Brian Klossner of Constableville; his son and daughter-in-law; Kenneth R. and Susan Seaver of Lansing; his very special friend and business partner, Michael Branagan; his friend Marlene Stewart; his sister, Doris of Florida; his grandchildren; Mark A. Seaver; Robert T. Seaver; Rebecca L. Klossner; Jessica L. Wolff; Jeffrey J. Klossner; Brianne E. McDonald; Christie A. Seaver; Andrea J. Seaver; Daniel J. Seaver and four great grandsons.

He is predeceased by his son, James R. Seaver; two brothers, Richard and Alfred and three sisters, Mary, Laura and Audrey.

Arrangements are with the Sundquist Funeral Home where visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, January 26th from 1-3 pm followed by a celebration of life from 5-7 pm where friends of Ted’s are welcome to share memories and tributes.

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Alex S. Pleskach

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February 12, 1928 - January 24, 2015

GLENFIELD - Alex S. Pleskach, 86, formerly of the Glendale Road, a current resident of the Lewis County Residential Heath Care Facility, died early Saturday morning, January 24, 2015.

Mr. Pleskach was born February 12, 1928 at the family homestead in the town of Martinsburg the son of the late Stephen D. and Anastasia (Ermola) Pleskach, and graduated from General Martin High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army in the Occupation of Japan until January of 1947, and was honorably discharged.

Alex continued his education at Cornell University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics in 1951. He became a store manager at Grange League Federation “GLF”, and later field man for Mutual Federation of Independent Cooperatives.

On June 23, 1951 he married Elizabeth Jane Bolliver at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Msgr. John Cotter, officiating. With his wife Betty they opened Tinker Tavern at Beaches Bridge, which they ran for 12 years. Alex retired as a Lewis County Probation Officer in 1990, after 12 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, their four sons, Jerry P. and Melissa of Watertown; Thomas D. of Glenfield; Peter A. and Frances of Clonmel, Ireland; Stephen D. of Rehoboth Beach, DE; his seven grandchildren, Alex, Jacob, Laura, Michael, Nicola, Hayley and Daniel; a brother Stephen and his wife Shirley, and his sister, Barbara Mazur all Glenfield. His brother’s, Charles and John, sister’s Nina Vary, Helen Fetcie, Edith Lasher and Mary Roye predeceased him.

Alex and Betty traveled for 20 years to their winter home in Englewood, Florida, and also where blessed to travel to Hawaii, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Mallorca Island Spain and to their son’s home in Ireland. He was an excellent carpenter and craftsman building two homes on Summit Avenue, he loved gardening, cutting wood, deer hunting, going on hunting trips to Alaska, Newfoundland, Quebec, and Wyoming for big game.

He was life member of Lowville Elks Lodge #1605, Lewis County Memorial Post # 6912, V.F.W., Lowville American Legion # 162, and was a founding member of the Little Pine Creek Hunting Club.

Alex was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian burial will be said at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 29th with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor officiating. Spring Burial will be in Old Glendale Cemetery. Calling hours for family and friends will be on Wednesday, January 28th, from 4 to 7PM at the Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville.

Memorials in Alex’s name may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, Northern Regional Office, 120 Washington Street, Suite 419, Watertown, NY 13601 or Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367

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Evelyn S. Webster

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January 9, 1930 to January 24, 2015

Port Leyden- Evelyn S. Webster, 85, of Lincoln Street, Port Leyden, NY passed away after a lengthy illness on January 24, 2015 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, NY, with her daughter by her side. She was born on January 9, 1930 in Lowville, NY to Michael and Eva (Rumble) Kessler.

On April 19, 1947 she was united in marriage to William D. Webster of Port Leyden at the Congregational Church in Port Leyden by Rev. George Buhl. She and William had celebrated 56 years of marriage at the time of his death in 2003, and they shared their lives together in Speculator and Indian Lake, NY, Livermore Falls, Maine and North Stratford, New Hampshire before they retired and moved back to Port Leyden, NY in 1995. Evelyn was employed by Plywood Products in North Stratford, HH and by the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in the administration department for 21 years in Colebrook, NH.

Evelyn enjoyed crafts, playing cards, knitting, dancing and playing Bingo. Evelyn was a member of the Port Leyden, Constableville and Singing Waters Senior Citizen Clubs. She was a member of the Port Leyden Historical Club, Port Leyden PLUS group and the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary. In August 2004 she was awarded the Humanitarian Award from the Lewis County Office for the Aging. Evelyn had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh and smile.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Webster) Sexton, her “adopted” neighbor family, David, Regina, Ashley and Danielle Brown and a sister-in-law, Laura (Webster) Mekkelson all of Port Leyden, NY as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents and husband, Evelyn was predeceased by three sisters, Roberta Jankiewicz, Marline Wright, Pauline Smith and one brother Francis Kessler.

Evelyn was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Port Leyden. Funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Dr. John LaVoe at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville, NY. Calling hours will be from 3-7 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring at Port Leyden Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to the Port Leyden Fire Department and Ambulance Fund or to a charity of one’s choice. Donations of food may be brought to McManus Hotel, Center Street, Lyons Falls after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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