Charles F. “Chuck” Carter

LOWVILLE – Charles F. “Chuck” Carter, 92, of Brookside Senior Living Community, formerly of Summit Ave., Lowville, died Wednesday evening, January 18, 2017 at Lewis County General Hospital, with his children by his side.

Albert L. Barbarito

Barbarito obit

August 6, 1933 ~ January 17, 2017 

GREIG – Albert L. Barbarito, 83, of Brantingham Road, died Tuesday afternoon, January 17, 2017 at Upstate Medical University Hospital.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, New Boston. There will be no calling hours or funeral. Contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

He is survived by three sons, Jackie L. Barbarito of Raleigh, NC; Anthony N. and his wife Kathy Barbarito of Tennessee; Michael S. and his wife Michelle Barbarito of Croghan; two brothers, William and his wife Betty Barbarito of Philadelphia, NY; James and his wife Carole Barbarito of Florida; one sister, Margaret and her husband Roger Sprague of Mexico, NY; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Alice; two sons, Albert “Dennis” Barbarito and Kenneth Barbarito; six brothers, Michael “Sonny”, John, Joseph, Nicholas, Robert and George Barbarito; and two sisters, Elizabeth and Deloras.

Mr. Barbarito was born in New York City on August 6, 1933, a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth A. Pfeifer Barbarito. He attended school in New York City. After quitting school, he worked at local farms in Bayshore Long Island and was a greenhouse worker. He was then drafted in the Army and served in the Korean War from 1953 until being discharged in 1955. On October 6, 1956, he married Pearlie Rhoda “Alice” Miller at the Church of St. Michael, Antwerp, NY, with Rev. H.J. Hannah, officiating. Albert remained working on family farms until he and his wife Alice purchased their own dairy farm in 1974. Together they owned and operated the farm for many years, until Mrs. Barbarito’s death, on April 6, 1992.

He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glenfield.
Albert loved animals and often enjoyed volunteering at the Lewis County Humane Society and spending time with the animals. He also enjoyed raising and showing Boxers at area dog shows.

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LaFayette M. Sykes

September 29, 1936 to January 15, 2017

Woodgate- LaFayette M. Sykes, 80, husband of Margaret, affectionately known as “Bud,” passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in the comfort of his home.

LaFayette was born on September 29, 1936 a son of Horatio B. and Ida Sherman Sykes. He was raised in the Town of Steuben, and attended Holland Patent Schools. Bud then joined the US Army, serving until his honorable discharge in 1958. On December 14, 1975, LaFayette was united in marriage with Margaret Crumrine in Stittville. The couple moved to Woodgate in 1986, and had just celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. Bud was a retired highway supervisor for the New York State Dept. of Transportation, Utica.

Bud’s love of the New York Yankees, led him to be an umpire and coach for several area youth leagues. He enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling, and was previously the President of the Trackside Blazers Snowmobile Club. The family will always cherish the memories of their annual trips to Walt Disney World, and if you knew Bud, you knew his love for Mickey Mouse.

Besides his wife Margaret, Bud is survived by his children: Lauren (Chris) Melton, Hopkinton, MA, Karen (Brian) Bontemps, Monroe, NY, stepchildren: Rebecca (Bill) McGough, Woodgate, Eric Sutherland, Inlet, and 14 precious grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother Sherman (Maureen) Sykes, Underwood, IN, sisters-in-law: Barbara Sykes, Boonville, Melissa (Ed) VanNamee, Vernon Center, Barbara (Don) Wynkoop, Cato, NY, his former wife and friend Joan Sykes, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, William, daughter, Sheree, and a brother Horatio Sykes.

Proudly, Bud has donated his body to the Anatomical Gift Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 19, at 11:00 am at the Boonville United Methodist Church, where Pastor Denise Bowen will officiate. Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodgate Volunteer Fire Dept. 12445 State Route 28, Woodgate, NY 13494, or to the Boonville United Methodist Church, 105 Ann St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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Albina N. Gyore


August 2, 1925 to January 16, 2017

WATSON - Albina N. Gyore, 91, passed peacefully in her sleep on January 16, 2017. Mrs. Gyore was born August 2, 1925 in the Town of Martinsburg, NY daughter of the late Martin and Eva Chudzik Wieczerzak. She graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1944.

She worked as a secretary for the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service prior to her marriage. On October 1, 1949 she married Joseph Gyore at St. Hedwig's Church, Houseville, NY with the Rev. Victor Balcerak officiating. In 1962, together with her husband, they operated the family farm on Gyore Road until their retirement in 1989.
She also served on Town of Watson Board of Elections for several years.
Albina was a communicant of St. Hedwig's Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughters and their spouses Susan Gyore and Russ Palum of Rochester; Marcia and Eric Sunderhaft of Lyons Falls, NY; Janet and Jay Maitland of Ontario, her grandson, Austin Maitland; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gyore is predeceased by her husband Joseph who passed away on January 22, 2016; five sisters; Jennie Wieczerzak, Sophie Sweredoski, Helen Ross, Viola Domago, and Isabel Stanton; and four brothers; John Wieczerzak, Thaddeus Wieczerzak, Adam Wieczerzak and Walter Wieczerzak.

Albina enjoyed working with her husband and together they had many hobbies. She was a wonderful seamstress and spent many hours creating beautiful hand work.

A funeral mass with be said at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Houseville on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery in the spring.

Family and friends are invited to a luncheon at the church following the mass.

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Joyce H. Schneider

LOWVILLE- Joyce H. Schneider, 80, of Ossont Rd. Lowville, passed away Monday afternoon, January 9, 2017 at the Lewis County General Hospital.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a funeral at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. There are no calling hours. Spring burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls. Per Joyce’s request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce of 53 years; two brothers, Glenn and his wife Helen Altmire of Lowville; Raymond and his wife Nancy Altmire of Webster; a sister, Betty Ladue of Beaver Falls and her companion Keith Gary of Lowville; 3 sisters-in-law, Lila Altmire of Croghan; Karen Kirkbride of Turin; Deborah and her husband Aaron L. Widrick of Martinsburg; nieces, and nephews. She is predeceased by a brother, Richard E. Altmire and a brother-in-law Robert Kirkbride.

Joyce was born on September 15, 1936, at home in Petries Corners, a daughter of the late Jesse and Elizabeth “Anna” Loson Almire. She attended Beaver River Central School. While in school, she worked at the Rapshaw Club, Stillwater. She graduated in 1955, and went on to work as a nanny. She also worked as a waitress for Paul’s Restaurant, before going on to work at General Telephone for 10 years. On May 11, 1963, she married Bruce S. Schneider at the Beaver Falls United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bird officiating. Their honor attendants at the wedding were Ray Altmire, brother of the bride, and best friend Marie Young. Joyce devoted the rest of her life to being a homemaker and helping others. She cared for her mother before her death, and then went on to care for Bruce’s mother and father.

She loved the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, having grown up on Crystal Creek, gardening, feeding the birds, cutting wood and mowing the lawn. Over the years, she loved her pets and was known to be very tender-hearted to animals.

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