Rita M. Burrows

Burrows obit

May 16, 1929 ~ April 30, 2016

MARTINSBURG – Rita M. Burrows, 86, of Main St., passed away late Saturday evening, April 30, 2016 at SUNY Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse.

A funeral mass will be said at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 6, 2016 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at a location and time to be announced. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

She is survived by three daughters, Jane Marie and Nicholas F. Bush of Martinsburg; Judith Ann Burrows of Lowville; Jennifer Elaine and Thomas H. Jackson of Casper, Wyoming; ten grandchildren, Nick, Randy, Robert, Bradley, Timothy, Leette, Tonya, Elizabeth, Kaylee, Kristen; and 10 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Zach, Hunter, Wyatt, John, Reginald, James, Cooper, Lexy, Lucas, and three on the way; one great-great grandson, Avery; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband, Elmer Charles Burrows, who died in December 18, 1975; by a son, Reginald Elmer Burrows, who died in October 18, 1980; by a brother, Joel L. Potter; and five sisters, Veronica Potter, Patricia Ann Dosztan, Virginia Marie Reape, Phyllis Ruth Kovach, and Beverly Jane Bush.

Rita May was born on May 16, 1929 in New Bremen, NY, a daughter of the late Laurence S. and Florence M. Ridlespraker Potter. She graduated from Lowville Academy in 1946. On October 19, 1946, she married Elmer Charles Burrows at her sister’s home, Phyllis and Stephen Kovach, in Lyons Falls. Mrs. Burrows worked for Upstate Telephone Company in Lowville as an operator for ten years. She worked as a monitor at Lowville Academy from 1963 until 1973, before going to work for Lewis County General Hospital as a ward clerk, retiring September 1, 1991, after 18 years of service.

Mrs. Burrows was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville. She was a Life Member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary, a past member of the Martinsburg Home Bureau, and a charter member of the Martinsburg Fire Department Auxiliary. Rita also enjoyed her time on the Office for the Aging meal site menu planning committee during her retirement.

She enjoyed sewing, knitting, scratch baking, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be shared online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Clara B. Curtis Bartelotte

Bartelotte obit

November 28, 1914 - April 28, 2016

Lyons Falls- Clara B. Curtis Bartelotte, age 101, a longtime resident of Lyonsdale Road, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since February, 2015.

She was born in Ava, on November 28, 1914, a daughter of Alfred and Hattie B. Warren Youngs. As a child she moved to Lewis County, where she attended several rural schools. On May 17, 1930, Clara was united in marriage with Emory R. Curtis, in La Fargeville. In 1943, the couple purchased the former Bailey Farm at Locust Grove, operating this farm until 1964, when they sold the farm to a daughter and son in law, Joyce and Alton Coe. At that time Clara and Emory, relocated to the Masonic Home Campus in Utica, where they resided and were both employed in patient care and as custodians. Mr. Curtis passed away on April 25, 1967 and Clara continued her employment at the Masonic Home afterwards for a time.

On December 6, 1969, Clara was united in marriage with Henry "Hank" Bartelotte, at the Boonville United Methodist Church. They lived in Taberg, before moving to Lyons Falls, where they constructed a home on Lyonsdale Road. Mr. Bartelotte, a retiree from 43 years of employment at Georgia Pacific Paper Co. Lyons Falls, passed away on June 18, 1988. Later Mrs. Bartelotte sold her home to her daughter and son in law, Nancy and Donald Gydesen, where Clara continued to reside, until moving to Lowville, in 2015.

Mrs. Bartelotte was a member of Talcottville United Methodist Church, in later years she attended Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls, with Nancy and Donald Gydesen. Clara greatly enjoyed cooking and baking; she will be fondly remembered for the delicious Hawaiian wedding cake which she often had baked. She also greatly enjoyed square and polka dancing. She found joy in attending senior citizen groups and traveling on senior citizen bus trips.

Clara is survived by two daughters, Beverly J. Beasock, West Leyden, Nancy (Donald) Gydesen, Lyons Falls; one son, Willis E. (Rose Marie) Curtis, Blossvale. Clara was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Coe, on September 19, 2006 and by her son-in-law, Wayne C. Beasock, in 2010. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Emory Coe, in 2006, and by a great great grandson, Kody W. Beasock, in 2008. Clara was the last of her family of 11 brothers and sisters.

Her 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. Calling hours are Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 1 p.m. until the funeral home. A reception for family and friends will be held at Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls, following the interment. Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Presbyterian Church, Center St. Lyons Falls, NY 13368.

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Stanley H. Myers

Myers obit

March 30, 1924  -  April 23, 2016

Boonville- Stanley Myers, 92, of the East Road passed away on April 23, 2016 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family.

He was born in Florence, N.Y. on March 30, 1924, a son of Charles and Bertha Teachout Myers. He moved to Vienna and then to Webster Hill where he attended Boonville High School until 1940. He married Betty Newvine on October 27, 1951 at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. He then operated various farms in the area and purchased his in-laws farm on the East Road in June of 1955. Stanley continued to work the farm until one week before his death. Some of the side jobs Stanley did were crop harvesting for farmers, delivering sawdust, filling silos, cutting wood, spraying crops and trucking for Agway. He was very well-known for his sweet corn which he sold for over 40 years. Farming and family were Stanley’s life.

He is survived by his wife of over 64 years, Betty; sons, Frederick, Roger and wife Donna, Randy, Mickey and Kelly, all of Boonville and Bruce, Port Leyden; one daughter Maryann and Mike Karpinski, Boonville; one sister, Helen Kohl, Boonville; grandchildren, Jake Myers, Jessica and Jason Bristol, Devin Goodhines, Randy Jr., Brandon and Kyle Myers, Lacey and Dalton Schultz, Kenzie and Kaden Karpinski, Marcos, Zachary and Billy Myers. Also surviving are several nephews and a niece and one sister-in-law, Jane Myers, Boonville. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Jesse, Martin, Albert Myers and a nephew.

In keeping with Stanley’s wishes there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Contributions in his memory can be made to Sunset Nursing Activities Fund, 232 Academy Street, Boonville, N.Y. 13309. Mills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com

Linda L. Crout

Linda Crout obit

April 7, 1955 - April 25, 2016

Turin- Linda L. (Kerber) Crout, 61, of East Main St., widow of Pastor Roger J. and a former longtime resident of Flinttown Road, Ava, passed away after a long illness, on Monday, April 25, 2016, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. At the time of her passing, Linda was surrounded by the loving care of her family.

She was born in Rome, on April 7, 1955, a daughter of Francis F. and Alice J. Nutt Kerber. Linda received her education at Adirondack Central School, Boonville. Later she was employed at the Milk Plant Tavern, West Leyden, Rock Patch Tavern, Lyons Falls, and lastly as a dish washer at Steak ' N Brew Restaurant, Turin.

On December 6, 1992, she was united in marriage with Roger James Crout, in Lyons Falls. Thereafter the couple lived on Flinttown Road, near Ava, moving to her present home in Turin in November, 2015. Mr. Crout, who had studied and became a pastor in the South Lewis Parish of United Methodist Churches, passed away on February 21, 2016. At the present time, Linda, was happily anticipating a return to her former home on Flinttown Road. Mrs. Crout was a member of the Turin United Methodist Church, where she had enjoyed assisting with the operation of the Sunday school and a former member of the Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church. Linda greatly enjoyed reading.

She is survived by one son, Travis M. Kerber, Turin; four brothers, James (Osun) Kerber, Korea, Merle (Mary) Kerber, Lakeland, FL, Lyle (Cindy) Kerber, Barto, FL, Daniel (Cindy) Boonville; two sisters, Kim (Chuck) Tanner and Rhonda Kerber, all of West Leyden. Linda was predeceased by two sisters, Bonnie J. Kerber, in 1965, and Mary E. Graves, on May 1, 2015, and her parents, Francis and Alice Kerber. Also surviving is a brother in law, Eugene Graves, Jr. Hawkinsville, and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Her Funeral will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Denise Bowen, from the Boonville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Visitation hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment for both Linda and Roger will follow the funeral services in Ava Cemetery, with Military Rites for Roger, rendered by Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW and Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Memorial

Contributions may be made to her family, C/O 1581 Flinttown Road, Boonville, NY 13309.

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Blaine E. Thomas

Thomas obit

November 23, 1940  -  April 22, 2016

HARRISVILLE – Blaine E. Thomas, 75, of the N. Shore Road, passed away early Friday morning, April 22, 2016 at the Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm, Gotham Street.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 for family and friends at the Harrisville Fire Department at 1:00 P.M. Arrangements are with the Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville.

Blaine was born on November 23, 1940 at home at Lake Bonaparte, NY the son of the late Fred C. and June VanSlyke Thomas. He grew up and attended school at Racquette Lake, NY and was drafted in 1963, serving at Ft. Drum and was discharged from active duty in 1965.

He married Pauline Kaler on July 16, 1966 at the home of her parents in Honeoye Falls, NY. He was employed as a truck and snowplow driver in Irondequoit, NY, before changing to work in the Gypsum Mines in Oakfield, NY. Blaine then moved to Gouverneur, NY, to work as a miner at St. Joe Mineral Company. When the mine closed he acquired his CDL license and drove tractor trailer, and log trucks until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Susan (David) Alberson of Stratford, Oklahoma; a son James of Plymouth, Maine; a daughter Jennifer (Louis) Beck of Lowville; ten grandchildren; two adopted great grandchildren; a sister Audrey Thomas of Mount Morris, NY; a sister Shirley Hoover of Harrisville; a sister Joselyn Chopay of Lowville; several nieces and nephews, and his father-in-law Luther Kaler of Harrisville. He is predeceased by a sister, Enid Cady and a granddaughter Gillian Alberson.

Blaine enjoyed making French Fries at family reunions, camping, traveling, playing guitar, and making doll furniture and model houses. He had been an assistant Scout Master in the 1980’s for Harrisville Boy Scouts. Blaine was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus.

Mr. Thomas had been an invalid at home for several years before admission to Jefferson County Hospice House. The Thomas family wishes to thank all the staff for their compassionate and wonderful care at the hospice house, his friends and neighbors who made his life more enjoyable and comfortable while at home.

Memorials in Blaine’s name may be made to: Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601; or Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 51, Harrisville, NY 13648

To convey online condolences, please use:  www.sundquistfh.com

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