Miscellaneous Herkimer County, New York Obituaries

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F. Russell Rankins
MOHAWK — F. Russell Rankins, 98, formerly of 4 Green St., Mohawk, died on Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Folts Home, Herkimer, where he was a recent resident.
He was born on Nov. 5, 1901, in the town of Little Falls, the son of James Freeman and Esther Ingraham Rankins, and attended Little Falls schools. On June 12, 1926, he was married to Blanche Woodford in Mohawk. She died on July 20, 1992. In his early years, Russell worked at Remington Arms Co. and Cherry Burrell Co. He later owned and operated a dairy farm in Paines Hollow. Most recently Mr. Rankins worked as a machinist at the Bendix Corp. in Utica, retiring in 1966. He was a member of the Mohawk United Methodist Church for over 75 years and a former member of Paines Hollow Grange. Russell enjoyed working in his work shop. He and his wife also enjoyed their trips to Maine for many years.
Survivors include seven sons and six daughters-in-law, Willis "Bill" and June Rankins, Richard and Dorothy Rankins, Edwin and Wilma Rankins, David and Mary Rankins, and Ernest Rankins, all of Mohawk, Ivan and Nioga Rankins of Richfield Springs, and Walter and Penny Rankins of Malabar, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Isabelle Rankins; and his four brothers, Kenneth, Gene, James and Robert Rankins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, at the Murphy Funeral Service, 48 E. Main St., Mohawk, with the Rev. Debra Wollaber, pastor of the Mohawk United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be held in Dolgeville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday, 3-6 p.m., at the Murphy Funeral Service, 48 E. Main St., Mohawk.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. Donation envelopes are available at the Murphy Funeral Service, 48 E. Main St., Mohawk.

Elizabeth O'Neill Lockwood
NEWARK, Del. — Elizabeth O'Neill Lockwood, formerly of Little Falls, passed away in her sleep on April 25, 2000, in Newark, Del. Mrs. Lockwood was a long term resident of the city born here on Oct. 6, 1903. She grew up in Little Falls and was a member of St. Mary's Parish. She attended St. Mary's grammar school and Benton Hall high school in the city, and secretarial school in Albany. Elizabeth married John L. Lockwood, also of Little Falls in 1937. After her marriage to John, she lived in Boston, Hartford and Washington, D.C. Upon John's death in 1967, Elizabeth returned to Little Falls and lived with her sister Anna M. O'Neill at 777 E. Main St. until 1987 when she moved near her son Charles in Delaware. Elizabeth will be buried on May 8 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. with her husband John. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Holy Family Parish (St. Mary's Church) on June 2 at 12:10 in commemoration of her life.

Orlando J. Fusco
HERKIMER — Mr. Orlando J. Fusco, 82, of 324 William St., Herkimer, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Faxton Hospital, Utica. 
He was born on March 26, 1918, in Herkimer, the son of the late Salvatore and Angela (Cirelli) Fusco. Orlando was raised in Herkimer and was a graduate of Herkimer High School. Mr. Fusco enlisted with the U.S. Navy on Sept. 1, 1942. He served our country during World War II, and fought throughout the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of operation. Orlando often thought back upon having served in both theaters, and was very proud of this accomplishment. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 4, 1945. Upon relief from active duty Orlando held the rank of Sonarman 2nd Class. 
He was united in marriage to Mary Macrina on Sept. 21, 1946, at St. Anthony's Church. The couple had resided in Herkimer for many years. Orlando had worked for many years with General Electric in Utica and at one time had worked with Remington Rand. Orlando was a member of the church of Sts. Anthony and Joseph in Herkimer. He was very proud to be an active life member of the Michael S. Pliseck VFW Post in Herkimer. 
Orlando was known for having a "green thumb" and was very proud of his gardening work where he spent much of his time. His hard work in the garden was shown by recently receiving two citations from the Herkimer Garden Club. Orlando was also very proud of his service record and his dedication to our country with the U.S. Navy. He recently marched proudly in the Memorial Day Parade in Herkimer. 
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; two brothers, Gregory Fusco and his wife, Olga, of Herkimer and Anthony Fusco and his wife, Josephine, of Herkimer; four sisters, Adeline Lilli of Frankfort, Emma Lanza and her husband, Nick, of Herkimer, Claudine Grande of Herkimer and Olina Quinn and her husband, John, of Herkimer; many nieces, nephews, cousins and several in-laws. 
He was predeceased by two brothers, Leonard and Arthur Fusco; and two sisters, Brady Trimboli and Marian Workman. 
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 9, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. from the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer, with the Reverend Robert Shinos, pastor of the Church of Sts. Anthony and Joseph, South Main Street, Herkimer, officiating. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer, with honor guard being offered by representatives of the U.S. Navy. 
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home on Thursday, June 8, from 4-8 p.m. The members of the Michael S. Pliseck Herkimer VFW Post are asked to gather at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Thursday. 

Frances S. Klimacek 
LITTLE FALLS — Frances S. Klimacek, 82, formerly of 37 Moreland St., Little Falls, and since December 23, 1999, a resident of the Folts Home, Herkimer, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at that facility. 
She was born on Nov. 12, 1917, in East Springfield, the daughter of the late Peter F. and Edith (Stansel) Lyman. She was a graduate of East Springfield High School Class of 1936. 
She was united in marriage to Samuel Klimacek on June 20, 1948, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Little Falls. Mr. Klimacek predeceased her on May 7, 1966. 
She was of the Baptist faith. 
Mrs. Klimacek was employed at onetime as a book keeper for the former Herkimer Hardware Store for 10 years. She later was a recruiting manager for Stanley Home Products, after leaving that position she was employed at the Hanover China Co., Newark, N.Y., as a sales training manager. She was last employed as a payroll clerk of the former Focus Dress Co., Mohawk, retiring in 1982. 
She is survived by seven nieces and nephews; 16 great nieces and nephews; and 17 great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Nevada M. Wilson, who died on Sept. 15, 1987, and Norma Trafton, who died March 1, 2000. 
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls. Interment will take place in Church Street Cemetery, Little Falls. There are no calling hours. 

Jessica M. Ouellette 
OPPENHEIM — Jessica M. Ouellette, 18, of 395 Belden Corners Road, Dolgeville, passed away Friday, June 2, 2000, following a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, where she had been a patient since May 26. 
She was born on Feb. 18, 1982, in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of Kenneth and Stella (Souza) Ouellette of Oppenheim. 
Jessica was a member of the Class of 2000 at Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School and had been accepted as a member of the Class of 2002 at Fulton Montgomery Community College. 
She was of the catholic faith. 
Jessica was a member of the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School Marching Hawks Band Color Guard for five years and participated as a basketball cheerleader. While still residing in Fall River, she was a Pop Warner cheerleader. She was also a member of the Mohawk Valley Organ Transplant Support Group. 
On April 7, 1999, she received a double lung living donor transplant given by her mother and her uncle, Mark Souza. 
Jessica was an enthusiastic dancer and computer user with many on-line friends, along with having many friends she gained at Massachusetts General with the hospital staff and patients. 
She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Stella; her maternal grandparents, George B. and Pauline Souza, Oppenheim; her great-grandmother, Alice Ponte, Fall River, Mass; her brother, Timothy J. Ouellette, Dolgeville; her sister, Jennifer M. Ouellette and her companion, Jeffrey Frasier, St. Johnsville; three uncles, Frank Souza and his wife, Rose of Frankfort, George A. Souza and his wife, Karen, Oppenheim, and Mark Souza and his wife, Terry, Lassellsville; and aunt, Janet Santos, Tiverton, R.I.; her beloved nephew, Aron E. Frasier, St. Johnsville; her God parents, Toby and Louise Cardoza, Westport, Mass., several great aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear and close friends. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Rene and Claire Ouellette. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 8 at 11 a.m. from Holy Family Parish Church, corner Main and John streets, Little Falls, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Thomas Vail. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Dolgeville. 
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls on Wednesday, June 7 from 5-8 p.m. and to attend the funeral services Thursday morning. 
It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Jessica be considered to the Jessica M. Ouellette Scholarship Fund, 395 Belden Corners Road, Dolgeville, 13329. Envelopes are also available at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc. for this purpose. 

Margaret Brownell 
LITTLE FALLS — Margaret Brownell, 85, formerly of Kuyrkendall Courts and Rockton Plaza, Little Falls, passed away Friday, June 2, 2000 at the Masonic Home, Utica. 
She was born on March 1, 1915 in Kilmarnick, Scotland, daughter of the late Robert and Jean (Alexander) Noble. She came to this country in 1929, first to Ballston Spa and in 1930 to Little Falls. She was educated in Scotland, Ballston Spa, and Little Falls schools. 
She was united in marriage to Franklin C. Brownell on Sept. 30, 1939 at the United Methodist Church, Little Falls, with Reverend Barrett officiating. Mr. Brownell predeceased her on May 6, 1998. 
Mrs. Brownell was a member of the St. Johnsville United Methodist Church and was a very active member of the former Little Falls United Methodist Church. She was also an over-50-year member of the former Rock City Chapter No. 272, Little Falls O.E.S. where she served as matron for many years. She was also the O.E.S. district representative for the state of Oklahoma. 
She was employed as an inspector for the former H.P. Snyder Mfg. Co., Little Falls, retiring at the plant's closing with over 20 years of service. 
She is survived by four daughters, Sandra Kaarstad and her husband Richard of Poway, Calif., Nanette Heintz and her husband Vincent of Briarcliffe Manor, Ruth Harris and her husband Kenneth of Rye, Colo., and Martha Gibbs and her husband Richard of Oneonta; a sister, Nan Rostiser and her husband Bud of Wildwood, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, James Noble. 
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls with the Reverend Michael P. Yezierski, pastor of the St. Johnsville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will take place in Rural Park Cemetery, Inghams Mills. 
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday, June 6 from 3-6 p.m. and to attend the funeral services Wednesday morning. 
It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mrs. Brownell be considered to the Masonic Home, Utica. Envelopes are available at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc. for this purpose. 
Members of the Auskerada, McCoy and Rock City Chapter No. 204 O.E.S., Dolgeville will call in a body at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. to conduct their ritualistic services. 

Kathleen Lull 
ST. JOHNSVILLE — Kathleen Harrod Lull, 93, of 24 Kingsbury Ave., St. Johnsville, passed away in her sleep on Sunday morning, June 4, 2000. 
She was born in Indian Castle on Jan. 3, 1907, the daughter of the late Charles and Harriet (Doney) Harrod. She was educated in the Little Falls Church Street School and the Indian Castle School. As a child she attended the Indian Castle Church. She later was a member of the Little Falls Methodist Church until 1935, when she joined the St. Johnsville Methodist Church where she has been a member until her death. She was very active and held many offices in her church. 
She was an active member of the following organizations: Rebekah Lodge 118; Past Noble Grands; Rebekah Montgomery County Associations; the Order of the Eastern Star 202; and the Kings Daughters. 
Kathleen married Harold Green in 1927. He died in 1962. In 1965, she married C. Curtis Lull and assisted him in the funeral business until his death in 1987. 
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Al DiLorenzo of Schenectady and St. Johnsville; three stepchildren, Barbara McClelland of St. Johnsville, Jack Lull of Boston, Mass., Dorothy Lull of St. Johnsville; two sisters, Amelia Mosher of Rochester, and Grace Howe of Little Falls; a granddaughter, Alison DiLorenzo of New York City; a grandson, Jay DiLorenzo and his wife, Jessica, of Schenectady. In addition there are six step-grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Kathleen was predeceased by a stepson, George Lull; three sisters, Irene Levee, Florence Grant, and Jessie Heafey, and two brothers, George and Charles Harrod. 
Funeral services will be conducted at the St. Johnsville United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 7 at 1 p.m. Reverend Michael Yezierski, pastor, will conduct the services. The Order of Eastern Star will also participate. Burial will take place immediately after the church service at St. Johnsville Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville. All memorial contributions may be made to S.A.V.A.C. or to St. Johnsville United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or at church the day of the services. 

Richard F. Starring 
LITTLE FALLS — Richard F. Starring, 73, of 173 Church St., Little Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 2, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, New Hartford, with his loving family by his side. 
He was born on December 10, 1926, in Little Falls, the son of the late Fred D. and Beatrice (Sweeney) Starring. He was educated at St. Mary's Academy and had resided in the Little Falls area most of his life. He was a member of the Holy Family Parish. 
He was united in marriage to the former Elizabeth Weston on June 20, 1953, in St. Mary's Church, Little Falls. 
Richard, a World War II veteran, served in the U.S. Navy. He enlisted on January 19,1946, and was honorably discharged on November 12, 1947. On September 22, 1949, (during the Korean Conflict in which he was wounded), Richard enlisted with the U.S. Army, holding the rank of Corporal and was honorably discharged on October 3, 1952. During this time in the service, he received the Occupation Medal of Japan and the Combat Infantry Badge. 
Richard was last employed by Hale Manufacturing in Herkimer where he had worked for several years, retiring in 1988. He also at one time worked for the former M.D.S. in Herkimer. 
Outside of his working career, Richard was a member of the American Legion Post No. 31 in Little Falls and also a former member of the Staff Sgt. Steve Stefula VFW Post. 
Richard was a person who truly loved and appreciated his wife, children and grandchildren. He was always thinking of them and remembering them in many kind and thoughtful ways. 
Among his many interests, he enjoyed carpentry and gardening. He found great pleasure in helping his family with their certain projects. Richard will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his joking manner. 
Surviving are his beloved wife, Elizabeth; his five sons, Richard A. Starring and wife, Bona, of Little Falls, Gregg F. Starring and wife, Debora, of Palatine Bridge, Robert D. Starring and wife, Gail, of West Valley City, Utah, Jeffrey J. Starring and wife, Ann Marie, of Van Hornesville, and Scott T. Starring and special friend, Brenda LaPone, of Little Falls; his grandchildren, Michael Pawelek, Gregg Starring, Jonathan Starring, Garret Starring, Sarah Starring, Jennie Starring, Mary Beatrice Starring, Bobbi Ann Starring, Andrew Starring, Scott T. Starring Jr., Shawn Starring and Rochelle Starring; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Staring. 
The funeral will commence with full military honors on Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at 9:15 a.m. from the Enea Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, and at 10 a.m. from the Holy Family Parish Church, corner of East Main and John streets, Little Falls, with the Reverend Charles R. Celeste, pastor, celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. Procession will follow to Rural Park Cemetery in Inghams Mills where interment will take place. Friends and family may call at the Enea Funeral Home on Monday, June 5, from 5-8 p.m. Members of the American Legion Post No. 31 are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday evening at 7 p.m. for services. 
It is the wish of the family that memorial contributions in memory of Richard be considered to the Holy Family Parish Restoration Fund. Envelopes will be available at the Enea Funeral Home. 

Louise C. Pohleven 
LITTLE FALLS — Louise C. Pohleven, 67, formerly of Inghams Mills and more recent of 759 E. Monroe St. Ext., (Falls Courts) Apt. 206, Little Falls passed away Monday, July 3, at her residence. 
She was born on Feb. 14, 1933, in Johnstown, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Frances (Randall) Van Slyke. She was a graduate of Little Falls High School, Class of 1951. 
She was a member of the Holy Family Parish of Little Falls as well as a member of the Little Falls German Maennechor and the Polish Community Home, Little Falls. 
She was well known for her dancing talent during her high school years and enjoyed spending time with her family and at her camp on Keyser Lake. 
Mrs. Pohleven was employed at one time by the former National Automotive Fibers Co., Little Falls. She was last employed for 23 years in the laundry department of the Van Allen Nursing Home, Little Falls, retiring in 1997. 
She is survived by two sons, Mark A. Pohleven and his wife, JoAnne, Little Falls and Michael S. Pohleven and his wife, Margie, Rochester; two daughters, LuAnn Mullen and Lori Pohleven, both of Little Falls; eight grandchildren, Jason, Jamie, Jessica, Jeremy, Justin and Taylor Pohleven, Gary Mullen, Jr., and Christa Mullen; three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Tyler and Jordanna Pohleven. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 6. at 10 a.m. from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls with Rev. Charles R. Celeste, pastor of Holy Family Parish, Little Falls, officiating. Interment take place in Rural Park Cemetery, Inghams Mills. 
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday, July 6, from 9-10 a.m. and to attend the funeral services to follow. 
It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mrs. Pohleven be considered to the American Cancer Society or to the Herkimer County Hospice. Envelopes are available at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc. for this purpose. 

Robert T. Flynn 
HERKIMER — Robert T. Flynn, 76, of North Bellinger Street died on Tuesday morning, July 4, 2000, in Faxton Hospital, Utica after an extended illness. Funeral form Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Court St., Herkimer, will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Church, Herkimer. The Rev. Peter Nabozny, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded. The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis de Sales Parish Hall Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. 

Clarida L. Stowell 
DOLGEVILLE — Mrs. Clarida L. Stowell, 75, of 7755 State Hwy. 29, Dolgeville, died Friday evening June 30, 2000 in Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, after a brief illness. Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. There are no calling hours. Memorials may be made to the Stratford Senior Citizens or to the Oppenheim Methodist Church in her name. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Roberts-Buck Funeral Home, 3 Faville Ave., Dolgeville. 

Bernard F. Kirby 
GLOVERSVILLE — Mr. Bernard F. Kirby, Sr. 75, of South Blvd. Gloversville, died Friday, June 30, 2000 at his residence following a long illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday July 5 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, Gloversville. Burial will take place at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, with military honors. Calling hours will be private at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to St. Mary of Mount Carmel Building Fund, 149 South Main St., Gloversville NY 12078 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 North Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078. Arrangements are by the Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville. 

Christine V. Crimmins
HERKIMER/LITTLE FALLS — Mrs. Christine V. Crimmins, 84, a resident of the Valley Health Services, 690 West German St., Herkimer, and a former longtime resident and businesswoman of the City of Little Falls, passed away on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000.
She was born on December 11, 1915, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Samuel and Anna (Skarejak) Vrana. She received her education in Little Falls schools. Christine was united in marriage to Robert E. Crimmins on June 15, 1946, at St. Mary's parish House in Little Falls with Father Whelly officiating. The couple shared in a blessed union of over 54 years. Mr. Crimmins passed away on July 26 of this year.
Christine had been employed in Little Falls for many years as she had worked as a partner with the former Style Shop. For over 37 years Mrs. Crimmins was self-employed as the owner and operator of Chi Chi's Dress Shop in Little Falls.
Survivors include her son, John D. Crimmins of Herkimer; one daughter, Catherine Gullis along with her husband, George, of Herkimer; grandchildren, Kevin George Gullis of Herkimer, and Daniel Robert Gullis along with his wife, Christen, of Fort Herkimer; a great-granddaughter, Kharla Danielle Gullis and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Anne Lorenzoni, and her brother, Samuel Vrana.
In respect of the prearranged wishes of Christine, cremation has taken pace under the direction of the Enea Funeral Home, 24 West Monroe St., Little Falls. There are no public calling hours. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Herkimer. Contributions in her memory may be considered to a charity of one's choice. Envelopes may be obtained from the Enea Funeral Home.
The Valley Health Services' entire staff of doctors and nurses extended wonderful care towards the Crimmins family and they are very grateful for this.

Carmela ‘Millie' Spadea
HERKIMER — Carmela "Millie" Spadea, 85, of 230 W. Smith St., Herkimer, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica.
Carmela was a quiet, subtle woman who will always be missed by her family. She took pride in her house which was shown by its immaculate appearance and many decorations. Her cooking was also a special talent which will be missed by her family.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1914, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Danny and Sarah (Guisto) Ruffo and educated in Little Falls schools. She was last employed by the former Melrose Shoe Factory with 15 years of dedicated service.
Carmela was united in marriage to Sam Spadea in 1948 at St. Mary's Church in Little Falls. They shared a loving union and resided in Herkimer for over 50 years.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Sam; one sister, Annette Ruffo of Little Falls; in-laws, Dominick, and Adam and wife Jean Spadea, all of Herkimer; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lou Ruffo and Peter Ruffo.
The funeral will commence at 10 a.m. from the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer, with the Rev. Robert S. Shinos, pastor of Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church, officiating. Procession will follow to Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer, where interment will take place. Friends may visit with the family at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer, from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2000 and Saturday, September 16, 2000 from 9:30 a.m. to the time of the funeral service.
Memorial contributions in Carmela's name may be made to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home for this purpose.

Steven G. Peknik
HERKIMER — Steven G. Peknik, 78, of South Main Street, died on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, in Little Falls Hospital. He was born on July 5, 1922, in Herkimer, son of the late Daniel and Anna Cizmar Peknik. A lifelong resident of Herkimer, he was a graduate of Herkimer High School. A memorial service will take place on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Court St., Herkimer, with the Rev. Dale Dickerson, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Herkimer, officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, town of Little Falls. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

James N. Malina
HOPEWELL TWP., N.J. — James N. Malina, 74, of Hopewell Twp., N.J., died Saturday at the Medical Center at Princeton, N.J. Born in Little Falls, he moved to the Pennington, N.J., area in 1980. Friends may call Wednesday from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington Circle, Pennington, N.J. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 West End Ave., Bridgewater, N.J. 08807 or the University of Michigan College of Engineering, 3003 S. Street, Suite 9000, Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.

William Janowicz
ST. JOHNSVILLE — William Janowicz, 92, of 6198 St. Hwy. 29, St. Johnsville, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Little Falls Hospital. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church of St. Johnsville.
Local survivors include his wife, Genevive; daughter, Mary Ann Charon, and her husband, Gregory, and grandchildren, Nathan and Jennifer, all of St. Johnsville. Funeral services for Mr. Janowicz were held Monday, Sept. 11, in Rome.

Marion M. (Bowen) Mott
LITTLE FALLS — Marion M. (Bowen) Mott, 93, of 546 E. Gansevoort St., Little Falls, passed away in Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Little Falls Hospital.
Marion was born on Sept. 28, 1907, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Ransford and Anna (Clark) Bowen. She was a graduate of Little Falls High School. Mary at one time resided in South Florida until moving to Little Falls.
She was last employed as a secretary for the Florida State Board of Medical Examiners in Miami, Fla. Marion was a communicant of Holy Family Parish in Little Falls.
Survivors include her beloved son, Fred W. Mott and wife Sally of Mentor, Ohio; a sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Babinec and husband William of Little Falls; and her grandchildren, Breanna, Kyndra and Freddy Mott. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Read; and two brothers, Charles and Clark Bowen.
Marion's funeral will commence on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. from the Enea Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, and at 11 a.m. from the Holy Family Parish Church, corner of Main and John streets, Little Falls, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Charles R. Celeste. Procession will follow to St. John's Cemetery in Newport where interment will take place.
Friends and relatives may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at the Enea Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions in Marion's name can be made to the Little Falls Public Library.
All of Marion's arrangements are under the direction of the Enea Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls.

Richard A. Snell
ST. JOHNSVILLE — Richard Ames Snell, 88, of 1729 Mill Road, St. Johnsville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Little Falls Hospital.
He was born June 4, 1912, on the family farm in St. Johnsville, the son of the late Howard E. and Maude (Ames) Snell. Richard was educated in St. Johnsville schools and lived all his life on Mill Road in St. Johnsville.
His marriage to Dorothy O'Brien took place on Dec. 15, 1931. Mrs. Snell passed away in 1987.
Mr. Snell was owner and operator of the Snell Family Farmstead on Mill Road in St. Johnsville for over 40 years.
He was a member of St. John's Reformed Church in St. Johnsville, and was a former deacon of the church for 12 years. Richard was town councilman for nine years, chairman of the Board of Assessors for nine years, a former Rotarian, and past member of the Farm Bureau.
Survivors include three daughters, Sue Williams and husband Roger of Kennebunkport, Maine, J. Sally Thomson and husband Roy of Kinderhook, and Cathy Miles and husband Ron of St. Johnsville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.
In keeping with Richard'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 take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Reformed Church with Rev. Russell Camp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at West St. Johnsville Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends and relatives at the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make all memorial contributions to the St. Johnsville Senior Citizens. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Julia C. Buckley
MOHAWK — Mrs. Julia C. Buckley, 76, of 1065 State Route 5S, Mohawk, beloved wife of Donald Buckley, passed away following a long courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday morning, Oct. 11, 2000, at her home. Julia was surrounded with the love and comfort of her family at her side.
In respect of Julia's wishes, direct cremation has taken place. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday (tonight), 5-8 p.m., at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her memory to the Sue Campagna Hospice of Herkimer County. Envelopes may be obtained from the funeral home.
A prayer service will be held Friday, Oct. 13, at 9:15 a.m. at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, Herkimer. At 10 a.m. from the Blessed Sacrament Church, Mohawk, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. James Steuer, pastor. Procession will follow to Mountain View Memorial Garden, town of Little Falls, where interment will take place alongside her first husband, Robert Murphy, who passed away in 1975.
The family extends its most sincere thanks to the entire staff of Herkimer County Hospice, especially mentioning Sr. Sharon Ann Boyd. Also of great help and concern were Dr. Musa, Dr. Bunn, Dr. James Steinman, Fr. James Steuer and Deacon Sam Salamone. Julia was blessed and aware of her wonderful neighbors, friends and family who offered attention and care when she needed it the most.
Julia was born on June 25, 1924, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Matthew and Julia (Kvas) Gorinshek. She was educated in Little Falls schools, and lived her life in the Little Falls/Mohawk area. She was last employed with Duofold in the Mohawk/Ilion area, and at one time had worked with the National Auto Fibres. Julia retired in 1986. She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church, and along with her husband Don was a member of the 187th Airborne New England Chapter of Rakkasans. Julia will be missed for her easy going nature, her beautiful smile, and her genuine love and concern for others. She loved pets, and was extremely fond of polka music.
She is survived by her husband, Don; her stepdaughters, Linda Sagatis along with her husband Bill of Little Falls, Amy Gabriel along with her husband Mark of Little Falls, Donna Schanne along with her husband Mark of Houston, Del., and Kelly Chadder of Houston, Del.; her stepson, Donald Buckley Jr. and his wife Terry of East Herkimer; her cherished twin sister, Mary Murphy of Mohawk; and eight grandchildren, William Sagatis Jr., Steven Sagatis, Carolyn Gabriel, Alisa Schanne, Haley Schanne, Greggory Buckley and Tyler Buckley. Julia also leaves three special nieces, Michele Papaleo and her husband James of Little Falls, Frances Scanlon of Mohawk, and Kathy Visconti of Little Falls; and nephews, John Gilbo of Little Falls, and Tony Visconti of Little Falls. Also sisters-in-law, Betty Pierce and Charles of Long Beach, Wash., Doris Buckley of Little Falls, and Richard Buckley and his wife Ambassador Prudence Bushnell Buckley of Guatemala; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Julia was preceded in death by three brothers, Matthew Gorinshek, William Gorinshek and Louis Gorinshek; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Buckley; brothers-in-law, Francis Murphy and Joseph Buckley; her niece, Roberta Gilbo; and nephews, William Murphy and William Scanlon.

Joseph Randazzo Sr.
LITTLE FALLS — Joseph Randazzo Sr., 79, of 10 Church St., Little Falls, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, Oct. 9, 2000.
He was born on January 21, 1921, in Utica, the son of the late Joseph and Rachael (Catrini) Randazzo. He was educated in Utica schools.
He was first united in marriage to the former Dora Prestiagiacomo. He was later united in marriage to the former Mildred Gillen. She predeceased him on Oct. 22, 1988.
Mr. Randazzo was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army. Entering the service with his two brothers, Roger and Jake, on November 28, 1942. He served the 389th Field Artillery Battalion in the Rhineland as a cook and baker. He was honorably discharged as a technician fifth-grade on Oct. 4, 1945, at Ft. Bragg, NC.
He was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 31, Little Falls.
Mr. Randazzo began his baking career as a young boy in Utica at the age of 12 or 13. He worked for several bakeries in the Utica area before coming to Little Falls where he started the White Rose Bakery. After selling the business he became the baker and store manager of the former Dan-Dee Doughnuts Shop in Little Falls, retiring in June of 1990.
He is survived by five sons, Joseph Randazzo Jr. and his wife, Heather, of Little Falls, with whom he resided, Richard Randazzo and his wife, Susan, of Ilion, Steve Randazzo and his wife, Jane, of North Augusta, SC, Donald Randazzo and his wife, Joanne, of Huntersville, NC, and David Randazzo and his wife, Diane, of Alder Creek; five daughters, Linda Marino and her husband, Robert, of St. Johnsville, Rosalie McCurry and her husband, Carl, of Marcy, Rachael Ann Dealing and her husband, Delbert, of Utica, Yvonne Perry and her husband, Robert, of Waterville, and Lucinda Wright and her husband, David, of East Long Meadow, Mass.; two sisters, Josephine Martocchia of Utica and Teresa Jones of Herkimer; three brothers in-law, Richard Gillen of Danube, Sid Gillen of Arlington, Tx. and Fred Gillen of Sloansville; two sisters in-law, Bernadine Lawrence of Little Falls and Elizabeth Stewart of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Roger and Jake Randazzo.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. at St. Anges Cemetery Chapel, Mohawk Street, Utica, with the Reverend Anthony LaFache, pastor of St. Anthony's Church, Utica, officiating. Interment will take place in the family plot in St. Agnes Cemetery.
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 Mr. Randazzo be considered to the Little Falls Hospital Development Fund. Envelopes are available at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc. for this purpose.

Catherine LeGrand
ILION — Catherine LeGrand, 78, of the John Guy Prindle Apartments, Ilion, and formerly of 653 E. Monroe St., Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at her home.
She was born June 18, 1922, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Peter and Katherine (Hocschied) Lemche. Catherine was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy, and also attended college in New York City. A resident of the Little Falls area for most of her life, Catherine moved to Ilion two years ago.
Her marriage to Roger C. LeGrand Sr. took place on Jan. 4, 1947, at St. Mary's Church in Little Falls. The couple shared a blessed union of marriage for 37 years until the passing of Mr. LeGrand on Feb. 2, 1984.
For 24 years, until her retirement in 1979, Catherine was employed at the Burrow's Paper Mill, Little Falls, in the finishing room. 
Mrs. LeGrand was a member of the Holy Family Parish.
In her leisure, Catherine enjoyed embroidery where she spent many hours mastering the art.
Survivors include three sons, John LeGrand and wife Mary of Daytona Beach, Fla., Roger LeGrand Jr. and wife Karen of Baldwinsville, and David LeGrand of Rome; a daughter, Robin Nichols and husband Walter of Little Falls; her grandchildren, Laurie Wollacott and husband Kenn, Tina Ledrid and husband Jason, Rodger LeGrand, Melissa LeGrand, Shannon Ropeter and husband Lester, and Christopher Nichols; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special cousin, Elizabeth Harvey of Little Falls.
She was predeceased by an infant sister in Yugoslavia.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at 10:15 a.m. from the Enea Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, and at 11 a.m. from the Holy Family Parish Church, corner of East Main and John streets, with Rev. Charles R. Celeste, pastor, celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, town of Herkimer. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, 5-8 p.m. All memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Parish Renovation Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Nicoli James Arduini
ILION — Mr. and Mrs. Chad and Leslie (Mabbett) Arduini of 355 W. Main St., Ilion, mourn the loss of their precious infant son, Nicoli James, who went to be with the angels on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000.
Their family includes Leslie's father, Daryl Mabbett of Mohawk; her mother, JoAnne Garcia and her husband Heriberto of Herkimer; Leslie's maternal grandmother, Joan McCumber of Mohawk; and her paternal grandparents, Grace and Leslie Mabbett of Cedarville; along with Chad's parents, Carol Ann and Dominick Arduini of Schuyler; and his paternal grandparents, Patricia and Leland Arduini Sr. of Florida; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service that will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Mohawk Cemetery with the Rev. George B. Greene officiating. The Enea Family Funeral Home, Main Street, between Ilion and Frankfort (894-8000), assisted the family with arrangements.

Eleanor B. (Brock) Fogarty
LITTLE FALLS — Eleanor B. (Brock) Fogarty, 87, of Garden Street, Little Falls, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, following a brief illness.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1913, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Dr. Arthur A. Brockett, DVM, and Bessie (Broat) Brockett in her parents home on Garden Street and has resided in Little Falls all of her life and later returned to her parents home where she still resided. She was a graduate of Little Falls High School, class of 1930.
She was united in marriage to John M. (Butsy) Fogarty on Sept. 26, 1936, at the First Presbyterian Church, Little Falls, with the Rev. J. Harold Thompson officiating. Mr. Fogarty predeceased her on March 20, 1979.
She was an over 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church, Little Falls, as well as an over 50-year member of the Rock City Chapter No. 272, O.E.S., Little Falls. Mrs. Fogarty was employed as a sales clerk for several stores in Little Falls, including the former Smallen's Store, Viskup's Style Shop, Park Row Drug Store and at one time for the Cranberry Candle Shop, Little Falls. She also was the bookkeeper for her father for his veterinary office in Little Falls.
She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Shaver and her husband Paul of Schuylerville, and Janet Constantino of East Syracuse; five grandchildren, Michael Shaver of Fort Edward, Timothy Shaver and his wife Joelle of Milford, Mass., Karen Galcik and her husband Michael of Schuylerville, Kimberly Johnston and her husband Roger of Rochester, and Jody Clasen of East Syracuse; five great-grandchildren, Melissa Clasen, Taylor Shaver, Amanda Shaver, Mackenzie Galcik and Zachary Galcik; and several nieces and nephews and cousins, including Caroline Sidenius of Little Falls.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend memorial services to be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jon A. Noble, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Little Falls, officiating. Interment will take place in Church Street Cemetery, Little Falls. There are no calling hours.
It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mrs. Fogarty be considered to the Little Falls Police Department Memorial Fund, c/o Chief G. DeLuca, 659 E. Main St., Little Falls. Envelopes are also available at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., for this purpose.

Mary I. Rackmyer
ST. JOHNSVILLE — Mary I. Rackmyer, 77, of 40 Monroe St., St. Johnsville, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home.
She was born May 1, 1923, in St. Johnsville, the daughter of the late Irving and Bertha (Moyer) Smith. Mary was educated in St. Johnsville and was a life long resident of the St. Johnsville area.
On Feb. 14, 1942, she married her high school sweetheart, Harvey L. Rackmyer. The couple shared a blessed union for 57 years, until the passing of Harvey on Feb. 27, 1999.
Mary was last employed at Beech-nut in Canajoharie.
Mrs. Rackmyer was a 62-year member of the Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, and also a former member of the church's 2F Club.
With family her foremost priority, Mary's happiness, love and well-being was centered around her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her loving daughter, Constance Nolly and husband Richard of Fort Plain; her loving son, Harvey A. Rackmyer of St. Johnsville; five cherished grandchildren, Paul Nolly, Troy Rackmyer, Tammy Rackmyer, Matthew Rackmyer and April Rackmyer; six cherished great-grandchildren; her sister, Leona Szelc of Watertown; several nieces and nephews; a cousin, Regina Hudson of Fort Plain; and in-laws, George Rackmyer and wife Helene of Syracuse, and Betty Dingman and husband Alton of Salt Springville.
She was predeceased by a sister, Blanche Mocher; and a sister-in-law, Belle Lyng.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. from the Grace Congregational United Church of Christ with Rev. Robert Dievendorf, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in West St. Johnsville Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, 6-9 p.m. All memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Congregational United Church of Christ. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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