Estella M. Kowalik

Kowalik obit

June 30, 1927 - July 28, 2015

Otter Lake, NY- Estella M. Kowalik, a longtime resident of Rt. 28, widow of Joseph B. Kowalik and proprietor of Kowalik's Hotel & Restaurant, Rt. 28, Otter Lake, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

She was born on June 30, 1927, at the Paluck family homestead farm on Crofoot Hill Road, near Constableville, a daughter of Anthony and Mary Kolasoe Paluck. Estella attended a rural school, completing her education at Constableville Central School.

On June 14, 1947, Estella was united in marriage with Joseph B. Kowalik, at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. After their marriage the couple lived in Boonville, moving to Otter Lake in 1950, purchasing the former Green's Hotel on Rt. 28, which they operated as Kowalik's Hotel and Restaurant until Mr. Kowalik passed away on April 27, 1962. There after Mrs. Kowalik continued the operation of the hotel and restaurant for over 50 years, until her retirement.

Mrs. Kowalik was a member of St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church of Otter Lake, where she served for many years as a Eucharistic Minister, trustee of the church, a member of the parish council and she was a member of St. Mary's Saint Christopher's Society. Estella was a fabulous cook and made sure that everyone always had plenty to eat. She greatly enjoyed raising flowers. She was a generous person who always had an open door for others and had a great love for her family.

She is survived by two daughters and sons in laws, Mary Ann (Paul) Rubyor, Woodgate, NY, Jean Marie (Willie) Van Valkenburg, Otter Lake, NY; five grandchildren, Michael (PJ) Rubyor, Alpharetta, GA, Sheryl (Chad) Hutton, Boonville, NY, Holly (Rick) Armendola, Thendara, NY, Erik Rubyor, Woodgate, NY, Joseph Van Valkenburg, Old Forge, NY, five great grandchildren, Justin Rubyor, Jack Hutton, Caitlyn Armendola, Troy Hutton and Autumn Armendola; one brother, Isadore Paluck, Constableville; three sister in laws, Sophia (Al) Rosinski, Helen Garbarino, and Mary Kowalik and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Tillie Czajka, Rose Karpinski, and Helen Wood, and by two brothers, Joseph and Edward Paluck.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary of the Snows Church, Otter Lake, with interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. Visitation hours are Friday 4-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday at the Otter Lake Fire Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Snows Church Rt. 28 Otter Lake, or to the Otter Lake Fire Department Rt. 28, Otter Lake, NY 13338.

Contributions of food may be delivered to Otter Lake Fire Hall on Saturday from 10:30 AM on.

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Donald R. "Donny" Hanno

Donald Hanno obit

August 31, 1960 - July 26, 2015

GLENFIELD - Donald Robert Hanno, 54, of the town of Watson, died unexpectedly with his family and friends by his side Sunday, July 26, 2015.

“Donny” was born in Lowville, on August 31, 1960, a son of Robert N. and Margaret N. (Roggie) Hanno. After graduating from Lowville Academy in 1978, he entered the U.S. Navy where he served as an Electronic Equipment Repairman on USS Norton Sound. On July 25, 1987, he was married to Patricia A. Overton at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lowville with Msgr. Bernard Christman, officiating. Don was employed by Dekatherm, Inc. as a pipe-fitter and had recently been promoted foreman.

He loved his kids and grandkids and to make everyone laugh. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. He was a member of the USS Norton Sound Association.

He is survived by his wife, Patty, his daughters, Kristin D. and Tim Larkin Jr. of Adams Center and Heather L. and Derek Swartzel of Lowville; two sons, Christopher D. Hanno of Lowville and Michael N. Hanno of Glenfield; his mother Margaret N.; three sisters and a brother, Dawn M. and Dennis Szalach of West Leyden; Eileen G. and John Faaseen of Charlotte, NC; Mary M. and Daniel Widrick of Castorland; Andrew J. Margaret Hanno of Lowville; a sister-in-law, Pati Jo Hanno of Charlotte, NC and three grandchildren Jonas H. Larkin, Nora E. Larkin and Madelyn E. Rennie.

Don was predeceased by his father, Robert N. Hanno, his brother, John N. Hanno and sister-in-law, Tammy M. Hanno.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 10:00 A.M. at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Keith Hardy, Pastor officiating. Military burial will follow in the Lowville Rural Cemetery .

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home and prior to the funeral on Thursday morning at the church from 9:00 – 10:00A.M. Memorials in Donny’s name may be made to donor’s choice.

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Clifford J. Bailey

Bailey obit

November 15, 1925  -  July 14, 2015

LOWVILLE- Clifford J. Bailey, 89, of the East Road died late afternoon on Tuesday, July 14th at his home with his loving family at his side and under the care of Lewis County Hospice.

Cliff was born in Watson on November 15, 1925 one of twelve children of the late George W. and Grace M. Sullivan Bailey. He graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1943 and was a WW II veteran serving in the US Army as a Military Policeman. Clifford was united in marriage on January 12, 1949 to the late Eleanor E. Zehr at the Lowville Baptist with Pastor William Sawin officiating and where Cliff made it his home on Sundays for over 66 years. He was a man of conviction and great faith.

He worked for Lewis County Highway Department with his father on the bridge crew. Cliff always said “If you drove across any bridge in Lewis County he and his father helped build it.” He then went on to work for and retired from, Boise Cascade in Lowville.

Cliff was an avid outdoorsman enjoying, hunting, fishing, trapping, 4 wheeling. He loved playing horseshoes, cards and bowling at Lewis Lanes with his wife and son. Cliff umpired girl’s school softball, church and county league softball games, and avid Yanks fan!

He is survived by his six children, Frank and Leslie Bailey of Liverpool; Gene and Cindy Bailey of Glenfield; Betty “Betts” and John Csizmar of Glenfield; Suzanne Bailey, Melody Vance and Laurie and Jerry Millard all of Lowville; his son-in-law, Jim André and his wife Laura; 22 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Clayton of N. Western; Vernon and Cheryl of Old Glendale; two brothers-in-law, Ben Blair, Sr. and Blair Buell both of Lowville; his aunt June Freeburn; many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Clifford is predeceased by his daughter, Barbara L. André; his granddaughter, Rebecca Jo André, and his son-in-law John M. Vance; his siblings, Bernard “Bud”; Beatrice Fahey; Clara Blair; Beverly Hotchkiss; Joyce Turck; Joan Buell; Josephine Gingerich; Geraldine Lévesque; and his infant brother Wayne.

His funeral will be on Friday, July 17th at 10:30 A.M. at the Lowville Baptist Church with Preacher Jim Pearson officiating. Military burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday July 16th from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home.

Memorials in Cliff’s name may be made to: Maple Ridge Senior Nutrition Site, CO: Lewis County Office of the Aging, 7514 S. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367, Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367, or Lowville Baptist Church, 7627 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

Special thanks go out to his granddaughters, Sarah and Danielle for their loving comfort they gave to Grandpa so he could stay home and be loved.

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Mildred Moshier

mildred moshier

October 13, 1918 - July 19, 2015

CROGHAN – Mildred Moshier, 96, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.

Mildred was born on October 13, 1918, in Croghan to Jacob R. and Irene Martin Moser. Her mother passed away before her second birthday on July 3, 1920 and her father married Katie Steinman on December 25, 1928, when Mildred was 10 years old.

Mildred attended the Gooville Country School. She married Harold Andrew Moshier on May 29, 1941, at the Croghan Amish-Mennonite Church. Following their marriage they owned and operated a farm on Old State Road in Croghan until they sold it to their son in 1974. The couple then moved to their current home in Croghan.

Mildred was a member of the Croghan Mennonite Church and was active in the Dorcas Sisters Sewing Circle. Up until very recently, Mildred was putting strings in kit bags for M.C.C. Mildred enjoyed making quilts, gardening and crossword puzzles. She would really enjoy the family get-togethers at her home on Saturday evenings. There were many nights with a houseful of four generations of family.

A funeral service will be on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 10:00 A.M. at the Croghan Mennonite Church with Rev. Paul Mast and Rev. Bruce Roggie officiating. Burial will be immediately following the service in the Croghan Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Calling hours for family and friends will be on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, from 5-8 P.M. at the Croghan Mennonite Church. Services are under the care of the Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville.

Surviving are her two daughters and one son: Marilyn Lyndaker; Joyce and Jim Zehr; Duane and Lisa Moshier all of Croghan. She has seven grandchildren, Eric Lyndaker (Croghan), Jeffrey and Deborah Lyndaker (Canton), Tracy and Jon Walseman (Castorland), Corey and Jerilyn Moshier (Beaver Falls), Erika and Bryant Ellis (San Antonio, TX), Jana and Steve Hoxie (Fort Drum/Watertown) and Jennifer and Jason Grunert (Croghan). Mildred was blessed with 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her half brother, Donald and Arletha Moser and her half sister Claire Moser of Croghan and many nieces and nephews.

Mildred was predeceased by her husband Harold A. Moshier in 1997 and a son-in-law Edward Lyndaker in 2011.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to: Croghan Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 68, Croghan, NY 13327.

We as a family wish to thank the 3rd floor staff at the Lewis County Residential Heath Care Facility for the excellent care Mildred received while there.

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Winifred Bridget Kent

Kent obit

January 2, 1944  -  July 14, 2015

Boonville-Winifred Bridget Kent, 71, of Kortenaer Village passed away July 14, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at home.

She was born January 2, 1944 in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of John and Florence Wager Gilbert. She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. Winnie was employed at a watch factory in the early 1960’s and moved to Boonville in 1970. She married Wayne E. Kent Sr. January 21, 1974 in Boonville. He died November 27, 2010. The family lived on East Schuyler Street for many years where Minnie was employed at Sergeant’s Chair Factory, Boonville. She was last employment was with Community Bank of Boonville, where she was a cleaner. She was a member of the Boonville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Vincent Gilbert, Boonville, Raymond and Stephanie Gilbert, Black River, Wayne and Ashley Kent, Boonville, Melissa Hundley and fiancé, Donald Anna, Boonville and Robert Kent, Remsen; grandchildren, Vincent Gilbert II, Amanda, Samantha and Andrew Gilbert, Scott Snyder, Steven Spaziani, Zoe, Adam, Tristan, Morgan and Logan Gilbert, Derek Dolan, Makenzie and Keria Kent, Trevor and Jarett Ringwald, Kayne Ann, Cheyenne Potter, Kathleen Kent; one great granddaughter, Kalieha Gilbert; two sisters, Mary Edwards and Veronica Drella and two brothers, Raymond and Patrick Gilbert. She was predeceased by three sisters, Florence Gilbert, Dolores Gattuso and Beatrice Seymoure and three brothers, John, James and Joseph Gilbert.

Winnie’s family would like to thank her caregivers, Amy Gillette and Melinda Smith as well as Rome Hospital I.C.U. for all the compassion and care shown to them and Winnie.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Boonville Cemetery. There are no calling hours and memorials in her memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care or U.S. Care Givers.

For an online message of sympathy please go to Mills Funeral Home of Boonville is in charge of her arrangements.

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