Earl. L. Mealus

Mealus obit

May 5, 1927 - November 22, 2015

LOWVILLE – Earl L. Mealus, 88, of Hemlock Drive, formerly of Cicero, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 22, 2015, in the palliative care unit at Lewis County General Hospital with his family by his side.

Earl was born in Greig, on May 5, 1927, to the late Roy and Mildred E. Waldron Mealus and attended country school and General Martin High School. Earl enlisted in the US Army during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1947 from the Military Police. On June 7, 1952, he married Margaret Ann Roy in the chapel of St. Peter’s Church with Rev. Adrian J. Carroll, officiating.

Earl drove truck for over 40 years beginning with D.L. Reed in Carthage, Buckley Motor Express in Carthage, W.T. Burns in Watertown and retired from Pacific International Express “PIE”. In his spare time, Earl loved hunting, ATV four wheeling and snowmobiling.

In addition to his wife, Margaret, Earl is survived by their children: Deborah (Frank) Gordon and Mike (Christine) Mealus all of Lowville and Bert Mealus of Cicero; his brother, John (Sue) Mealus of Texas; his sister; Lucy (Richard) Kapfer of Glenfield and five grandchildren, Beth, Julie, Aimee, Mike and Jason and one great-grandson, Christain. His brother, Bert and infant brother Floyd and his sisters, Eileen Kovach-von Behren and Ruth Snyder predeceased him.

Per Earl, casual dress for visitation on Tuesday, November 24th from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home and as well for the funeral service to be held on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Chris Carrara, Pastor of St. Peter’s Catholic Church officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Memorials in Earl’s name may be made to: Friends of Hospice/Palliative Care, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367»(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)

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

Mary Ann Muha

February 15, 1950  -  November 13, 2015

Boonville- Mary Ann Muha, 65, of Woodgate Drive went to be with her beloved Ted on November 13, 2015.

She was born in Lowville on February 15, 1950, a daughter of the late Milton P. Podkowka and Irene E. Hepburn. She grew up in the Lyons Falls area and later Rome, N.Y. Mary was a 1966 graduate of St. Ann's Academy, Albany, N.Y. On March 18, 1967 she married the love of her life and soul mate, Louis "Ted" Muha. They enjoyed 47 years of a wonderful partnership. He predeceased her on September 17, 2014. Mary is lovingly remembered as the worst cook ever, an avid animal lover and a lady who's children were her entire world.

She is survived by her sons, David A. Muha of Delanson, N.Y., Douglas J. Muha, Daniel M. Muha and Christopher A. Muha, all of Boonville; her brothers and their wives, Peter Podkowka, Rome, Randy and Caroline Podkowka, Port Leyden, Gary and Kathy Podkowka, West Leyden and Thomas and Nannette Podkowka, Boonville; her sisters and their husbands, Cindy and Tracy Coon, Rome and Lisa and Dale Simmons, Tn.; her beloved stepmother, "Ma" Carol (Casey) and her husband Richard Lounsberry, Daytona, Fl. and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Christ Our Hope/St. Joseph's Church, Boonville with Rev. Thomas Ward officiating. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 5 - 8 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Burial will be in Boonville Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Boonville Fire Company.

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

Michael J. Crill

July 8, 1971  -  November 5, 2015

West Leyden- Michael J. Crill, 44 of State Route 26, passed away November 5, 2015 at Rome Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born in Rome, N.Y. on July 8, 1971, a son of Ronald and Patricia Whaley Crill and grew up in Ava where he graduated from Adirondack Central High School in 1989. His employment includes Bartells Machinery, Spargo Wire, Rome Cable and currently with Bowers and Sons, Lee Center, for ten years. He married Tonia Hughes on March 19, 1994 in Lee Center. He enjoyed his family, and was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.

Surviving are his wife, Tonia; two sons, Devan Crill and fiance, Katlyn Miller and Tyler Crill; one daughter, Morgan Crill, all of West Leyden; his parents, Ronald and Stepmom Cindy Crill, Lee Center, his mother, Patricia Hall, Farnham, Va.; paternal grandmother, Christine Crill; five siblings, Mark and Shaylee Crill, Blossvale, N.Y., Nathaniel Hall, N. Carolina, Ronald Crill, Verona, N.Y., Kari and Michael Phillips, N. Carolina and Lisa and Brooks Baldwin, N. Carolina; father-in-law, David Hughes, Boonville; mother-in-law and step father-in-law, Janice and Gary Schuh, Rome, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Heather Hughes, Indiana and several neices and nephews. Michael was predeceased by paternal grandfather, George Crill, maternal grandparents, Dayton and Helene Whaley and an uncle, Fred Whaley.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Relatives and friends may call from 3 - 7 p.m. prior the funeral on Monday.

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

Edith M. Mooney

April 2, 1919  -  November 6, 2015

Boonville-Edith M. Mooney, 96, formerly of the Moose River Road, Boonville, passed away on November 6, 2015 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility after a long illness.

She was born in the Town of Boonville at Buck Lake Corners on April 2, 1919, a daughter of David H. Compo Sr. and Delia Smith Compo. She attended country school and then attended Boonville High School. She was a cook at Hollywood Hills, Old Forge and was a cook for a boarding house in McKeever for several years. Her last employment was with Lally Manufacturing, Port Leyden as a seamstress. She married Leonard Brown that ended in divorce. She married Andrew McCall and that ended in divorce. She married Vergel Mooney on February 26, 1976 in Orlando, Florida. He died June 16, 1989. The couple for many years spent their summers in Port Leyden and winters in Mt. Dora, Florida. She enjoyed gardening, her dogs and raising Boston terriers.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Onie Brown, Boonville and Theodore (Ted) and Andrea McCall, Port Leyden; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and James Moore, Port Leyden; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, David Compo Jr. and Raymond Compo and one sister, Mabel Brinkerhoff.

The family would like to thank all the girls on the third floor for the compassion and care shown to Edith for the past few years.

Funeral service will be on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be held on Sunday at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in Port Leyden Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Lewis County Humane Society or Alzheimers Association.

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

Marion A. "Bud" Spicer

Spicer obit

February 20, 1928  -  November 3, 2015

TURIN – Marion A. “Bud” Spicer, 87, Route 26 in Turin, died November 3, 2015, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica.

Bud was born in Finely, Illinois, the son of Irwin and Dorothy Spicer.

He leaves behind his wife, Marilyn; daughters Pam and Penny, son Lance and his wife Petra, son Steve and his wife Kelly and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He also leaves behind half brothers and sisters in the south.

He will be sorely missed.

Ranger Spicer entered the U.S. Army in the 1940’s. He was serving with the 504 Airborne Infantry Regiment 82nd A/B Division in 1950. Ranger Spicer was in the first group of four-time volunteers to be accepted for training in 3rd Ranger Company in October 1950.

In Korea, Ranger Spicer was the SFC squad leader in 3rd Platoon, 3rd Ranger Co. He distinguished himself as a patrol leader on many recon and combat patrols. Spicer served with 3rd Ranger Co. from activation to deactivation.

Upon transfer to the 187 ARCT in Japan, he was assigned as platoon sergeant of the I&R Platoon. He served with the 187 ARCT during the Koji-Do Prison Camp riots and in combat in the Iron Triangle.

Ranger Spicer returned to CONUS in 1952 and was assigned as Sergeant of the Guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the President’s Honor Guard. In 1953 he returned to 504 Abn Inf Regt as 1st SGT, WPNS Company

In 1954 Spicer joined Special Forces at Fort Bragg, NC where he served with 77th (SFGA). In 1956, he served with the 10th (SFGA) in Germany. In 1960 he was the 8th (SFGA) back at Bragg.

In 1961 Spicer went to Laos with the 7th (SFGA). In 1965 he served with the 5th (SFGA) MACSOG in Vietnam. In 1967 he served another tour of duty with the 5th (SFGA) MACSOG Vietnam.

In 1969 Sergeant Major Spicer was assigned as an ROTC instructor at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. In 1971 he was back in Vietnam for yet another tour of duty with the 5th (SFGA) MACSOG. In 1973 Ranger Spicer was SGM advisor to the Indiana and Michigan National Guards. In late 1973 he returned to Ft. Bragg to become the SGM of Special Forces School, followed by a series of Command Sergeant Major assignments: 1975 4th PSY OPS GP; 1976 5th SFGA; and CSM John F. Kennedy Center for Special Warfare. It was during this he was nominated for the position of Sergeant Major of the Army, CSM Spicer retired from the U.S. Army in 1977, with 31 years of service.

Ranger Spicer joined the New York State Department of Corrections and retired from the state in 1994.

His military awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge w/star, Master Parachute Bade, Glider Badge and numerous other U.S. and foreign awards.

Ranger Spicer set the standard in leadership and valor for the Rangers.

Memorials in Marion A. “Bud” Spicer’s name may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

A private military service will be held for his family.

An online expression of sympathy may be sent to: www.sundquistfh.com

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