|Robert J. Kurzbach
LITTLE FALLS - Robert J. "Bud" Kurzbach, 74, of 4 School St., Little
Falls, and former owner of Ed and Bud's Grill in Little Falls, passed away
Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at St. Luke's-Memorial Hospital in New Hartford.
Bud's family has entrusted his funeral arrangements to the Enea Funeral
Home, Little Falls, and they are incomplete at this time. A full obituary
FRANKFORT - Mr. John Fresco, 57, of 317 Railroad St., passed away Tuesday,
Oct. 24, 2000, in Albany Medical Center.
His funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral
Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, and are incomplete at this time.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Daniel E. Bailey
Worked as a mechanic for New York State DEC
HERKIMER - Daniel E. Bailey, 56, of Lake Street, passed away Thursday
morning, Jan. 11, 2001, in his home after a long illness.
He was born Jan. 25, 1944, in Herkimer, son of John and Katherine Lynch
Bailey. A lifelong Herkimer resident, he was educated in Herkimer schools.
On June 18, 1966, he married Kay Burchell in Blessed Sacrament Church,
Mohawk. For 33 years he was a mechanic for the New York State Department
of Environmental Conservation, retiring in June of 1999. He was a member
of St. Francis de Sales Church, Herkimer. Dan will always be remembered
as a helpful and caring person who, for many years, was a call fireman
for the village of Herkimer and was a member of Herkimer Lodge 1439 B.P.O.E.
He had a strong love for the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was a friend to many and will never be forgotten.
Surviving besides his wife of 34 years, Kay, and his parents, John
and Katherine, are one son, Daniel P. and his wife, Julie Bailey of Rochester;
two daughters and their husbands, Sharon and Joseph DeBiase of Verona Beach
and Michelle and Eric Carney of Salisbury; six grandchildren, Trevor, Colin
and Mallory DeBiase of Verona Beach, Liam and James Bailey of Rochester
and Matthew Carney of Salisbury; and many cousins. He was preceded in death
by his brother, James J. Bailey on Dec. 17, 1998.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Francis
de Sales Church, Herkimer. The Rev. Mark Cunningham, pastor, will officiate.
The family will be present in Fenner Funeral Home Inc., 115 Court St.,
Herkimer, to receive relatives and friends Friday (today) from 4-8 p.m.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery later this spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sue Campagna Hospice of Herkimer
County. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Richard Bucco and the entire nursing
staff of Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown for all their care and compassion
during Dan's illness. It will always be remembered.
Quentin S. "Bill' Helmer
Operated Helmer's Feed Store in Newport
MIDDLEVILLE - Quentin S. "Bill" Helmer, 89, of State Route 28, died
unexpectedly Feb. 4, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, after
being stricken at home.
Mr. Helmer was born in the town of Norway on May 3, 1911, a son of
the late Lynn and Cora Shibley Helmer. He received his education in Norway
and Newport schools and was united in marriage with the former Helen Goodman
May 23, 1935, at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Middleville. Mr. Helmer
worked at Savage Arms during World War II and later operated Helmer's Feed
Store in Newport for many years, from where he retired. He was a 60-year
member of Newport Lodge 455 F.&A.M. and a charter member of the West
Creek Club. Bill enjoyed the time he spent hunting and fishing.
Survivors besides his wife of 65 years, Helen, include three daughters,
Diana Repinz and Charles Thorpe of Haines Falls, Linda Thorpe and her husband,
Phillip of Tannersville and Melissa McKerrow and her husband Roger of Newport;
three sisters, Geraldine Clement of the Loretto Home, Utica, Lavina Scott
of Ilion and Arlene Harris of Newport; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Helmer
of Newport; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and
He was predeceased by three brothers, Kenneth, Charles and Kermit Helmer
and by one sister, Eleanor Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, Thursday
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dwayne A. Durand, pastor of Newport United Methodist
Church, officiating. Spring interment will take place in the Salisbury
Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Members of Newport Masonic Lodge will meet at the funeral home Wednesday
evening at 8 to conduct their ritualistic service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to KVAC, Box 282, Poland
13431. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Robert E. Beasley
Was scoutmaster of two troops in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS - Mr. Robert E. Beasley, 82, of 85 Furnace St., Little
Falls, passed away Monday morning April 16, 2001, at the Folts Homes, Herkimer,
with his loving family by his side.
He was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Mohawk, the son of the late Walter and
Florence (Kaufer) Beasley. He received his education in Dolgeville schools.
He last worked as a foreman/supervisor with Sperry Rand Univac in Ilion
and Utica. He was married to Cathryn E. (Lewis) Beasley Aug. 28, 1941,
in Little Falls. She passed away April 6, 1987. Mr. Beasley also worked
for several years with the Library Bureau in Herkimer. He was a member
and former treasurer of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Little Falls. Bob
also was a scoutmaster in Little Falls serving troops 24 and 51. Mr. Beasley
also took the boys of the troops to Camp Russell for many years.
He is survived by his sons, Gregory "Butch" Beasley of Herkimer and
Gary Beasley of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters, Gail Cirasunda and husband Mario
"Daryl" of Orchard Park and Coleen Compton and husband Ralph of Little
Falls; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews
He was predeceased by his brother, Howard Beasley.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 18, at 11 a.m. from
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Gansevoort Street, Little Falls, with the
Rev. Norman Heid officiating. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery,
town of Herkimer.
Calling hours at the Enea Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls
are Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.
Those wishing may consider donations to either the Central New York
Alzheimer's Association or to Folts Homes of Herkimer. Envelopes are available
at the Enea Funeral Home, Little Falls.
Margaret R. Frank
Was teacher in Frankfort-Schuyler School District
FRANKFORT-FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Miss Margaret Frank, 92, of 31 Union
St., Foxborough, Mass., formerly of Frankfort, passed away Monday, Aug.
20, 2001, in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Brocton, Mass.
She was born in Frankfort Aug. 17, 1909, the daughter of the late Frank
and Rose Soria Frank. She attended Frankfort-Schuyler Central schools and
graduated from Frankfort-Schuyler High School with the class of 1927 and
later attended and graduated from the College of St. Rose with the class
of 1931. Miss Frank was employed as a school teacher for the Frankfort-Schuyler
Central School District for many years until her retirement in 1968. She
was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Community of Our Lady Queen of
Margaret is survived by several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Dr. George Frank and John Frank; and
eight sisters, Magdalene Frank, Anna Frank, Mary Datena, Florence Pingetore,
Domenica De May, Donna Frank, Frances Pontolillo and Jane Frank.
Her funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 from the V.J. Iocovozzi
Funeral Home Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, and at 1:30 in Our Lady
Queen of Apostles Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
by the Rev. John Yanas, pastor.
Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Thursday evening from 6-8 at the V.J. Iocovozzi
Funeral Home Inc.
Rev. Vincent A. Nowak
Pastor emeritus of St. Joseph's Church, Herkimer
HERKIMER-FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Rev. Vincent A. Nowak, 91, of
4025 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, pastor emeritus of St. Joseph's
Church, Herkimer, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in Holy Cross Hospital,
He was born in Troy on April 18, 1910, the son of the late Michael
and Angela Baniak Nowak. He attended Troy schools and graduated from Catholic
Central High School, Troy. He later attended St. Mary's College, Orchard
Lake, Mich. and St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore. He was ordained on June
6, 1936, by Bishop Gibbons and received his doctorate from Gregorian University,
Rome, Italy. Father Nowak served as vice chancellor of the Albany Diocese
for three years under Bishop Gibbons. He was assigned as assistant pastor
for St. John's Church, Albany, and became pastor of St. Joseph's Church,
Herkimer, on Jan. 19, 1946, serving the people of Herkimer area until his
retirement Sept. 1, 1977. Following his retirement Father moved to Fort
Lauderdale and served in Blessed Sacrament Church and St. Clements Catholic
Church. He was a Third Degree Knight of Columbus Council 518.
Father Nowak is survived by his three beloved sisters and one brother-in-law,
Caroline Markowski, Malta, Frances Nowak, Fort Lauderdale and Rose and
Stanley Drosky, Troy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony Nowak and John Nowak and
two sisters, Julia Zwolenik and Mary Miecznikowska.
Father Nowak will be received on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Saints Anthony
and Joseph Church.
Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. The Parish Mass will be held Tuesday
evening at 8 in Saints Anthony and Joseph Church.
His funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11 in Saints Anthony
and Joseph Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
by the Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, Bishop of Albany, main celebrant. Interment
will be the priest plot of Calvary Cemetery.
His funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi
and Burns Funeral Home, Herkimer.
Audrey L. Fischer
Member of First Presbyterian Church, Ilion
ILION - Audrey L. Fischer, 77, a longtime resident of 315 Otsego St.,
Ilion, passed away Friday, May 18, 2001, at the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home,
Ilion, where she had been a recent resident.
She was born April 24, 1924 in Ilion, the daughter of Leon McVough
and Cora Morris Jarvis, and attended Ilion schools. On July 19, 1947, she
was married to John "Jack" F. Fischer at the Methodist Church in Middleville.
Audrey was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ilion and the Dorcas
Circle. She was also a volunteer for the Senior Citizen Nutrition Program,
an election inspector, past member of the O.E.S., past den mother-Cub Scouts,
past member of the Mohawk Valley General Hospital Guild and a former Girl
Survivors include her husband Jack; three daughters and two sons-in-law,
Linda and Stanley Bilinski, of Salisbury Center, Cora and Larry Bull, of
Herkimer and Elaine Salek of Dolgeville; two sons and one daughter-in-law,
Fred Fischer of Walnut Springs, Texas and David and Laurie Fischer of Ilion;
nine grandchildren, Michael Bilinski, Joanne Zilkowski, Kevin Bull, Andrew
Bull, Jennifer Thompson, Jason Woolver, Raymond Salek and Jon and Bryan
Fischer; four great-grandchildren, Kara and Leah Zilkowski and twins, Abigail
and William Thompson; her brother, Sam Jarvis of Utica; four sisters and
two brothers-in-law, Jane Francey of Florida, Gwen Rasbach of Rochester,
Barbara and Ron Vodicka of Michigan and Carol and Bob Harris of New Hartford;
and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Joanne Dingman.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the First
Presbyterian Church of Ilion, with the Rev. Victor McKusick, pastor. Interment
will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion.
Calling hours are Monday (today) from 5-8 p.m. at the Applegate and
Day Funeral Home, 102 West St., Ilion.
The family wishes to thank the staffs of the second floor at Mohawk
Valley Nursing Home and Herkimer County Hospice for the kindness and care
given to Audrey. The family also wishes to thank special neighbors, Kathy
and Dennis Prior, for the many helpful ways they assisted Audrey and Jack.
Memorial contributions may be made to Herkimer County Hospice or the
American Heart Association. Donation envelopes are available at the Applegate
and Day Funeral Home.
Ward P. Armstrong
Owned and operated family farm
RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Ward Perry Armstrong, 91, of Chyle Road, died Wednesday
morning, Jan. 17, 2001, in Folts Homes, Herkimer.
On Jan. 19, 1909, he was born on the family farm, in the town of Warren,
son of the late Perry and Alice Burke Armstrong. A lifelong Richfield Springs
resident, he graduated from Richfield Springs High School. On Feb. 5, 1944,
he married Louise McRorie in the Epworth Methodist Church, Matamoras, Pa.
His life work was dairy farming. He took great pride in farming and was
the fifth generation to own and operate the family farm until his retirement
Ward was a member of the Federated Church in Jordanville, a member
of the Richfield Springs Grange, where he served on local committee, state
and the national level, and was a member and leader of the 4-H Club in
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Louise; two sons and their wives,
Glenn and Marcia Armstrong of Jordanville and William and Barbara Armstrong
of Newfield; one sister, Edna Snyder of Santa Monica, Calif.; three granddaughters,
Diane Lauzun of Lansing, Megan Clark of Norwalk, Conn. and Karen Armstrong
of Ithaca; and a step-grandson, James Lauzun of Lansing.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. in Folts
Homes Wakeman Chapel. The Rev. David Oertel, Folts Homes chaplain, and
the Rev. James Barnes II, pastor of the Jordanville Federated Church will
The family will be present in the chapel to receive relatives and friends
from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Folts Homes. Envelopes will be available.
Arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 W. James St.,
Barry L. Kretser
Member of SAVAC, St. Johnsville Fire Department
ST. JOHNSVILLE - Barry L. Kretser, 49, of 9 E. Main St., St. Johnsville,
passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.
He was born Sept. 28, 1951, in Little Falls, the son of the late Laverne
and Frances (Wright) Kretser. Barry was a graduate of St. Johnsville High
School and was a lifelong resident of the area.
For many years Barry owned and operated Kretser Video store in St.
Johnsville. After closing the video store he worked as a bus driver for
the Little Falls-Fonda Bus Corp. in St. Johnsville. At one time he worked
in the former mills in St. Johnsville.
Mr. Kretser was a member of the Grace Congregational United Church
of Christ. He was also a member of the St. Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department,
S.A.V.A.C., and the St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce.
Barry was an avid bowler, devoting much of his time in mastering the
sport of bowling, even having the chance to bowl a perfect "300" game.
During the summer he enjoyed the sport of golf. He also was a fan of music
where he played throughout the valley in the band "Time Machine" and sometimes
sang in the band.
Survivors include his sister, Kim DeLong and husband Kevin of Hazelton,
Pa.; three nephews, Tab, Jarrod and Eric DeLong of Hazelton, Pa.; and special
friends, Pat Clark of St. Johnsville and Sharon and John Musolino of Connecticut;
two aunts and many cousins.
In keeping with Barry's wishes, cremation will take place under the
direction of the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at the Smith-Woody
and Enea Funeral Home.
The family will be receiving friends and relatives at the funeral home
Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take
place at St. Johnsville Cemetery.
Kenneth M. Humphrey
SALISBURY CENTER — Mr. Kenneth M. Humphrey, 78, of 291 State Route
29A, Salisbury Center, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at his residence
after a brief illness. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.
at the Dibble-Tuttle Cemetery on the Emmonsburg Road, town of Salisbury,
with the Rev. Robert Jeffers, pastor of the United Methodist Church of
Salisbury Center, officiating. There are no calling hours. Memorials in
his name may be sent to the Herkimer County Hospice Program, 301 N. Washington
St., Herkimer; or to the Stratford and Salisbury Ambulance Corps. Funeral
arrangements are entrusted to the Roberts-Buck Funeral Home, 3 Faville
Kathleen T. Keller
ST. JOHNSVILLE — Kathleen T. Keller, 78, of Midtown Estates, St. Johnsville,
passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Little Falls Hospital.
She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in St. Johnsville, the daughter of the late
Howard Keller and Teresa Haggerty-Hayes. Kathleen was a graduate of St.
Johnsville High School, class of 1939, and was a lifelong resident of the
St. Johnsville area.
Kathleen was owner and operator of Kay's Second Hand Store in Fort
Plain for 10 years, retiring in 1982. At one time she worked for Beech-Nut
in Canajoharie for many years.
Miss Keller was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her cousins, Catherine May and husband Howard of
Northville, Jeanette (Jean) Van Valkenburg of St. Johnsville, and George
Haggerty and wife Marilyn of Fort Plain.
In keeping with Kathleen's wishes, cremation will take place under
the direction of the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St.
Johnsville. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service
on Monday, April 10, 2000, at 10 a.m. from the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral
Home with Sister Dolores Stevens of St. Patrick's Church officiating. Interment
will follow in West St. Johnsville Cemetery. All memorial contributions
may be made to the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available
at the funeral home.
Marie J. Graham
HERKIMER — Mrs. Marie J. Graham, 84, of 104 North Washington St., Herkimer,
(Folts Home), passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 5, 2000.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Holleran-Enea
Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer, on Friday, April 7, from
5-8 p.m. The ladies of the Michael S. Pliseck VFW Post 4915 Auxiliary of
Herkimer are respectfully asked to gather at the funeral home on Friday
evening at 7:30 p.m. to pay their respects as a group.
On Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. the family will gather at Calvary
Cemetery in Herkimer. The Rev. Peter Nabozny, pastor of St. Francis de
Sales Church in Herkimer, will offer prayers at the grave. Relatives and
friends are invited to attend the graveside service.
Marie was preceded in death by her son, Richard Graham; her grandson,
Robert Graham; her sister, Dorothy Bennett, and a brother, Robert Peliter.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and was well liked for her
ability to make others around her happy. Marie is survived by her beloved
family including her three daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Youker of
Herkimer, JoAnne Maine along with her husband, Alan, of Richfield Springs,
and Bonnie Perry of Herkimer; four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Graham
along with his wife, Joan of Virginia Beach, William Graham along with
his wife, Darlie, of Little Rock, Ark., Donald Graham along with his wife,
Judy, of Chesapeake, Va., and Thomas Graham along with his wife, Donna,
of Mohawk; 18 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, a sister-in-law,
Mary Peliter of Mohawk and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1915, in Ilion, Marie was the daughter
of the late Pete and Dora (Moore) Peliter. She received her education in
Ilion schools, and had been a lifelong resident of this area. On Feb. 16,
1933, Marie joined in marriage with Joseph K. Graham in Ilion. The couple
had shared in a blessed union of over 61 years of marriage together. Mr.
Graham passed away on May 12, 1994. Marie attended St. Francis de Sales
Church in Herkimer. She was a lifetime member of the Michael S. Pliseck
VFW Post 4915 Auxiliary of Herkimer. She also was a proud Goldstar Mother
an honor bestowed upon her by the VFW as a result of her son Richard's
dedication and service to our country during the Vietnam War.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home,
Kathryn R. Tiel
MOHAWK — Kathryn R. Tiel, 85, of 24 E. Center St., Mohawk, passed away
on Tuesday morning, April 4, 2000, at Faxton Hospital in Utica.
In respect to Kathryn's wishes, cremation has taken place under the
guidance of the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer.
There were no public calling hours. Family and friends are respectfully
invited to attend a graveside memorial service in her honor on Friday,
April 7, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Herkimer. Prayers at the
grave will be offered by the Rev. Robert Shinos pastor of the Church of
Sts. Anthony and Joseph in Herkimer.
Kathryn was born on Dec. 8, 1914, in Herkimer, the daughter of the
late George A. and Laura V. (Perrin) Ruff. She received her education in
Herkimer schools, and had resided the greater part of her life in the Herkimer
area. She attended the Church of Sts. Anthony and Joseph, and was a member
of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Baldwin, and
a brother, George Ruff Jr.
She is survived by her son, Samuel R. LiBritz of Clay; two daughters,
Lynn Jean Cave of Ilion, and Mary Anne Thuma and her husband David of Cooperstown;
one sister, Betty Wildey of Herkimer; two grandchildren, Sarah Cave and
William Cave, and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, Herkimer.
Joseph A. Lamanna
LILLIAN, Ala. — Mr. Joseph A. Lamanna, 72, of 1401 W. Ridgewood Drive,
Lillian, Ala., passed away on Monday, April 3, 2000, at the West Florida
Regional Medical Center in Pensacola, Fla.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Enea Funeral
Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, on Friday evening, April 7, from
6-8 p.m. The family will also be present at the funeral home on Saturday
morning from 10 a.m. until the beginning of prayer. Contributions in honor
of Joseph may be considered to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes may
be obtained from the Enea Funeral Home.
His funeral will commence with full military honors on Saturday, April
8, at 11 a.m. from the Enea Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred A. Lamanna, cousin
of Joseph, officiating. Procession will follow to St. Mary's Cemetery,
town of Herkimer, where interment will take place. Full military rites
will be offered by the U.S. Army.
Joseph was born on Sept. 4, 1927, in Little Falls, the son of the late
Joseph and Christina (Visconti) Lamanna. He had attended Little Falls schools.
At one time he had worked with the H.P. Snyder Manufacturing Company, along
with the Melrose Slipper Company, both formerly located in Little Falls.
Joe lived for over 39 years in the Lima, Ohio, area, where he had been
employed as a mail clerk with the U.S. Post Office.
On Oct. 1, 1951, Joe was joined in marriage with Cece Hyman in Columbus,
Ohio. Throughout the 48 years of their union, each of them was the other's
best friend. The commitment and devotion which they shared was an inspiration
to all who knew them. It was only a week ago that the couple renewed their
marital vows, something that was so very special to Cece. In 1994, the
couple relocated to Alabama. Joe was a veteran of the Korean Conflict,
having served our country with the U.S. Army. He enlisted on Jan. 3, 1949,
and was honorably discharged on Oct. 25, 1951. Upon relief from active
duty, Joe held the rank of corporal. As a result of his courageous dedication
to our country, Joe was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Rose Francisco, and Angie
Colangelo, along with his four brothers, Pat, Rocco, Anthony and Louis
Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Cece; his daughter, Cece VanEss
and her husband, Peter of Milan, Illinois; one grandson, James VanEss along
with his wife, Jan, stationed at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters,
Nancy Yacobucci of Palatine Bridge, and Mary Maneen of Ilion; a brother,
Larry Lamanna and his wife, Mary of Little Falls, and a sister-in-law,
Rose Lamanna of Little Falls, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joe was always concerned for the well being of his wife, daughter,
grandson and family. He dedicated himself unselfishly to tending to their
needs. He was a pillar of support for them, and his strength and character
were never more evident than during his recent illness. He will be dearly
John T. Guyer Sr.
MOHAWK — Mr. John T. Guyer Sr., 64, of 428 Swift Road, passed away
Sunday, April 2, 2000, in his residence with his loving family by his side.
His funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. His funeral
arrangements have been entrusted to the Petykiewcz, Iocovozzi and Burns
Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer.
Walter E. Miller
DOLGEVILLE — Walter E. Miller, 83, of 45 Elm St., Dolgeville, died
Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Little Falls Hospital after being stricken
He was born June 1, 1916, in Salisbury Center, the son of Ernest and
Lela (Davis) Miller.
He was graduate of Dolgeville High School, class of 1934, and Utica
College of Syracuse University, class of 1963, and did graduate work at
Oneonta State Teacher's College.
Walter was employed at Remington Arms in Ilion for almost 20 years
and attended Utica College nights, while continuing his day work at the
Arms. He was a retired teacher from St. Johnsville Central School where
he taught social studies and economics from 1963, until his retirement
From 1950-1957, he opened Miller's Market in Salisbury Center which
was run by his brother Herman Miller.
He was a natural musician playing the piano, saxophone, guitar, and
he was considered one of the best banjo players in the area. He had his
own band for several years, and played with other bands playing his banjo
for square dances and his saxophone for round dances.
He entertained at nursing homes both in the Mohawk Valley and in Florida.
His hobby was woodworking and he made beautiful clocks from raw cyprus
for relatives and friends.
He was a former 25 year member of the Salisbury Center Grange where
he served on the men's degree team, and an exempt member of the Salisbury
Volunteer Fire Department.
He is a current member of the Little Falls Elks Lodge and the Moose
Lodge on Kissimmee, Fla.
Mr. Miller served with the United States Navy during World War II and
was honorably discharged with the rank of petty officer third class in
As a young man he was superintendent of the Universalist Sunday school
in Salisbury Center, and after moving to Dolgeville, was superintendent
of the Presbyterian Sunday school and also served on the church sessions.
He was married to Majorie Bogerd on May 31, 1941, in the Dolgeville
Universalist Church. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Clinton
He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Majorie; his children,
Sharon Daley and husband Douglas of Dolgeville, Larry Miller and wife Rhonda
of Kissimmee, Fla., Sheila Lay and husband James of Charlotte, North Carolina,
and Shelley Christensen and husband Robert of Webster, Mass.; three granddaughters,
Dr. Shay Daley and husband attorney Randy Williams of Dayton, Ind., Constance
Tooly and husband Clark of Florence, South Carolina, and Jessica Kaufman
of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandsons, David Miller and wife Cathy of Webster,
N.Y., Harold Luther and wife Heidi of Cary, N.C., Ryan Luther of Lowell,
Ma., Aaron Kaufman of Charlotte, N.C., and Mackenzie Christensen of Webster,
Ma.; five great-granddaughters, Colleen, Ashley and Amber Miller of Webster,
N.Y., Rachel Williams of Dayton, Ind., and Elizabeth Tooly of Florence,
South Carolina; three great-grandsons, Ryan Miller of Webster, N.Y., Sam
Williams of Dayton, Ind., and Alexander Tooly of Florence, S.C.; one cousin,
Marian Porter of Dolgeville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, Herman, in 1993.
In keeping with Walter's wishes, cremation will take place under the
direction of the Enea Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls. Friends
and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April
8, at 11 a.m. at the Dolgeville United Lutheran Presbyterian Parish, East
Faville Street, with Reverend David Blank, officiating. In lieu of flowers
please make all memorial contributions to The United Lutheran Presbyterian
Parish. Envelopes will be available at the parish.
Anna L. Miller
DOLGEVILLE — Anna L. Miller, 91, formerly of 202 East State St., Dolgeville,
and since June of 1999 a resident of the Folts Home, Herkimer, passed away
Friday, March 31, 2000 at Little Falls Hospital.
She was born on March 16, 1909 in the town of Manheim, daughter of
the late Frederick and Fannie (Smith) Miller. She was a graduate of Dolgeville
High School, class of 1927. She was also a graduate of Oneonta Normal School
and Albany School of Nursing.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Dolgeville.
Miss Miller taught school in the town of Salisbury for one year following
her graduation from Oneonta and then entered the Albany School of Nursing.
Upon her graduation as a registered nurse, she entered the U.S. Army, entering
the service on May 17, 1941, where she served as a member of the U.S. Army
Nurse Corps during World War II. At the end of the war, she continued her
military career as a nurse, serving in several military hospitals in the
United States. In 1957, she was sent to the U.S. Army Hospital in Munich,
Germany where she remained until she was honorably discharged from the
U.S. Army at the rank of major in 1964. Following her discharge from active
duty, she continued to work at the U.S. Military Hospital in Munich until
her final retirement from nursing in 1970 when she returned to the United
She is survived by two brothers, Harold G. Miller of Dolgeville and
Edward S. Miller of Folts Home, Herkimer; two nieces, Martha Mamrosch of
Dolgeville and Esther Paddock of Boonville, as well as several great-nieces,
nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews and many cousins. Mrs. Miller
was predeceased by a brother, Howard Miller who died on Jan. 12, 1976,
and a sister, Dorothy Miller who died on April 2, 1997.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. from St.
Joseph's Church, Dolgeville, with the Reverend Leo Potvin officiating.
Interment will take place in St. Bridget's Cemetery, town of Salisbury.
Arrangements are by the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann
St., Little Falls. There are no calling hours.
It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Miss Miller
be considered to the Dolgeville Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (DAVAC)
PO Box 26, Dolgeville, New York 13329. Envelopes are also available at
the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc. for this purpose.
Mildred McKinzie Wester
ST. JOHNSVILLE — Mildred McKinzie Wester, 77, of St. Johnsville Nursing
Home, formerly of 326 Lansing St., Herkimer, died Friday, March 31, 2000,
in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown. Funeral services will be on Thursday
at 9:30 a.m. in Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Court St., Herkimer, with
the Rev. William Otis, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Herkimer,
officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Hartford.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. Memorial donations made be
made to Bassett Health care Center, Herkimer. Envelopes will be available
at the funeral home.
Earl F. Hughes Jr.
HERKIMER — Earl F. Hughes Jr., 62, of 611 Church St., Herkimer, passed
away on Friday, March 31, 2000, at Little Falls Hospital.
He was born May 27, 1937, in Herkimer, the son of the late Earl F.
Hughes, Sr. and Catherine (Mahardy) Hughes. Earl was educated in Herkimer
and lived all his life in the Herkimer area.
His marriage to Mary Macrina took place on May 17, 1958, at St. Anthony's
Mr. Hughes was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. He was
enlisted on Dec. 8, 1955, and was honorably discharged on Nov. 1, 1957,
with the rank of SP 3(T).
Earl was last employed at Fermer Precision in Cedarville for four years.
At one time he worked as a local woodworker for 35 years.
With family as his foremost priority, Earl proved himself to be a loving,
caring and devoted man whose major concern was fulfilling the needs of
his wife and children. In his leisure, Earl enjoyed the skill of woodworking
which brought him much relaxation. In his spare time he was a NASCAR enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Mary; two sons, Rick Hughes
and wife Valerie of Georgetown, Ky., and Chris Hughes and wife Cindy of
Pittsburgh, Pa; a daughter, Mary Ann Clark and husband Damon of Herkimer;
a brother, Larry Hughes and wife Jan of Chester, Virginia; a granddaughter,
Stacey Price of Herkimer and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles
and a very special friend, Joseph DePalma.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen Marie Hughes in 1966.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 8:45 a.m. from
the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer and at
9:30 a.m. from the Church of Sts. Anthony and Joseph, where a Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Robert Shinos, pastor. Burial will
be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home
on Monday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m.
HERKIMER — Mrs. Olga Sullivan, 85, a longtime resident of Bellinger
Avenue in Herkimer, passed away on Friday morning, March 31, 2000, at the
Valley Health Services in Herkimer.
She was born on April 9, 1914, in McKees Rock, Pennsylvania, the daughter
of the late Joseph and Mary (Melnishyn) Krutz. She received her education
in the Dolgeville-Salisbury area, and later went on to attend schools in
Herkimer. On January 26, 1943, Olga joined in marriage with Jeremiah Sullivan
in Herkimer. The couple had shared in a blessed union of over 27 years
of marriage. Mr. Sullivan passed away on February 14, 1970. Olga was a
communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church in Herkimer. She at one time
had worked with the former Herkimer Hospital, and was last employed with
Remington Arms in Ilion as an assembler. As a result of her working career,
Olga obtained memberships with the Remington Arms Employee Association
and the Remington Retirees Club. Ogla devoted herself to her family and
in her free time enjoyed reading, bingo and playing cards.
She is survived by her family, including her children, Mary Elizabeth
Sullivan of Albany, Veronica Sportello and her husband, Louis, of Herkimer,
Jerry Sullivan and his wife, Pam, of Ilion, Maureen Harrer and her husband,
Joe, of East Herkimer, and Patricia Sutch and her special friend, Ted Girolamo,
of Utica; one sister, Ludmilla Swietlikowski and her husband, Leo, of Herkimer;
one brother, Leo Krutz and his wife, Mary, of Utica; her grandchildren,
Kathleen Kurdziolak, Jerry Sullivan Jr., Louis Sportello, Larry Sportello,
Michael Sportello, Joe Harrer, Jim Harrer and Jason Harrer, and David and
Matthew Sutch; eight great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great nieces,
great nephews and cousins; her in-laws, Lydia Krutz of Little Falls and
Frank Kelley of Middleville and her bingo buddies who were very special
to Olga, Mary Howe, Cindy Howe, Carol DePalma and Madeline Ahern.
Olga was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Thomas, and her brothers,
Michael and Edward Krutz.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation at the Holleran-Enea
Funeral Home, Herkimer, on Sunday, April 2, from 4-8 p.m. Due to the valiant
efforts of its entire staff, contributions in Olga's name are asked to
be considered to the Herkimer County Hospice. Envelopes may be obtained
from the funeral home.
The funeral will commence on Monday, April 3, 2000, at 9 a.m. from
the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer, and at
9:30 a.m. from St. Francis de Sales Church, North Bellinger Street, Herkimer,
with the Reverend Peter Nabozny, pastor, celebrating a Mass of Christian
Burial. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer.