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Helen VanVolkenburg
FORT PLAIN Helen VanVolkenburg, 78, of 108 State Highway 80, Fort Plain, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.
Helen was born on March 22, 1922, in Fort Plain, the daughter of the late William and Iva (Plank) Marsh. She was a graduate of Fort Plain High School and a lifelong resident there.
She was married to Harry C. VanVolkenburg in Fort Plain. Harry preceded her in death.
Helen was a member of the Fort Plain Eastern Star and the Fort Plain American Legion Auxiliary. She also was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fort Plain.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Strathmann and husband Gil of North Syracuse; and two grandchildren, Steven and Suzanne Strathmann.
In keeping with Helen's wishes, cremation will take place under the direction of the Smith, Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville. Funeral services are private and will be held at the convenience of Helen's family.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to a charity of one's choice and are available at the Smith, Woody and Enea Funeral Home, St. Johnsville.

Margaret Ellen Jones
DOLGEVILLE Mrs. Margaret Ellen Jones, 97, a resident of Valley Health Services of Herkimer, died there, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000. She is survived by two daughters, Margaret B. Robinson and her husband Clayton of Dolgeville, and Lillian Mae Smolley and her husband Steve of Boynton Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughters, Bertha Jones in 1926, and Catherine Marie Mutinsky in 1996. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Haverstraw. Interment will take place in Mount Repose Cemetery in Haverstraw. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted to the Roberts-Buck Funeral Home, 3 Faville Ave., Dolgeville.

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.

George J.Engert
HERKIMER Mr. George J. Engert, 59, of 105 Protection Ave., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000. He was born in Herkimer on Aug. 23, 1941, the son of the late Daniel and Edna Snyder Engert. George was a graduate of Herkimer High School, Morrisville Community College and later graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University with the class of 1982. George was married to Constance Warkowski on Aug. 26, 1961, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Herkimer. He was employed as a process engineer for Remington Arms, retiring in 1986 after 25 years of dedicated service. His funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. from the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi and Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer, and 10 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Dale Dickerson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be Friday from 5-9 p.m. from the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi and Burns Funeral Home.

Helen L. Primer
SMITHFIELD, Va. Helen L. Primer, age 76, of 20180 Cherry Grove Rd., Smithfield, Virginia, formerly of Little Falls and Clayville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, in Suffolk, Virginia.
Helen was born Feb. 23, 1924, in Little Falls, daughter of Joseph and Marion (Bogarty) Cvetezar. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy, Little Falls, Primarily a dedicated homemaker, Helen's life was centered around her beloved family. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 commencing at 10:15 a.m. at the Applegate and Day Funeral Home, 102 West St., Ilion, and at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation where Father Alfred Lamanna will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Procession to Armory Hill Cemetery for interment will follow mass. Family and friends are invited to visitation Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Applegate and Day Funeral Home, Ilion.

Alvin B. Conkling
ILION Alvin B. Conkling, husband of Dorcas (Satterlee) Conkling, passed away November 6, 2000, at the Masonic Home after a 15-year battle with cancer. They were married in St. Johnsville Methodist Church on October 12, 1946. The recently celebrated 54 wonderful years of marriage. Funeral services for Mr. Conkling will be held on Friday, November 10, 2000, at 7:15 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St., Ilion, with Reverend Robert Wollaber officiating. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Ilion Ambulance, the Ilion First United Methodist Church or one's favorite charity. Please omit flowers.

Freda Maksymicz
LITTLE FALLS Freda Maksymicz, 82, of 50 Furnace St., Little Falls, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2000, at Little Falls Hospital where she had been a resident of the Residential Health Care Facility at Little Falls Hospital since September 1, 2000.
She was born July 17, 1918, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late John and Katherine (Fullmer) Loucks. She was educated in Little Falls schools.
She was united in marriage to Michael Maksymicz on May 28, 1938, at Christ Lutheran Church, Little Falls, by the Reverend J.F.K. Riebesell. Mr. Maksymicz predeceased her on December 23, 1980.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Little Falls, and the Ladies Aid Society of that church and at onetime served as society president. She was also a member of the 30 year club of the Little Falls Felt Shoe Co.
Mrs. Maksymicz was employed for 35 years by the former Little Falls Felt Shoe Co. retiring in August of 1976.
She is survived by a son, Michael J. Maksymicz and his wife, Shirley, of Monticello, Ind.; a daughter, Helen Maksymicz of Little Falls, with who she resided; a brother, Adolph Loucks of Little Falls; two grandchildren, Lisa Hall and her husband, Michael, of Lafayette, Ind., and Michael A. Maksymicz and his wife, Vikki, of Lebanon, Ind.; six great-grandchildren, Tyler and Tanner Maksymicz, Denise and Jason Hall and Greg and Doug Sigman and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, George Loucks, who died on December 29, 1973, John Loucks, who died on January 17, 1986, Frederick Loucks, who died on February 23, 1987, and Edward Loucks, who died on July 11, 1991; three sisters, Caroline Mueller, who died on September 26, 1971, Irene Buetel, who died on April 20, 1993, and Louise Kaye, who died on June 14, 1996.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2000, at 10 a.m. from the Christ Lutheran Church, Petrie Street, Little Falls, with the Rev. John A. Knarvik, former pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will take place in Salisbury Rural Cemetery, town of Salisbury.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls, on Wednesday, November 8, 2000, from 5-8 p.m. and to attend the funeral services on Thursday morning.
It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mrs. Maksymicz be considered to the Christ Lutheran Church or Little Falls Hospital. Envelopes are available at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., for this purpose.

Jessie Luken
LITTLE FALLS Mrs. Jessie Luken, 85, of 7 Sherman St., passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 6, 2000, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born on Dec. 21, 1914, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late John and Sophie (Roy) Salek. She was educated in Little Falls schools. She was united in marriage to Harold Luken. The couple had lived in South Dakota and New York City, finally retiring in the Little Falls area. Mr. Luken passed away in 1983. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Little Falls.
Survivors include her children, Harold "Billy" Luken Jr. and his wife Pat of Monroe, Sandy Grcic and husband Drago of Little Falls, April Heffernan of Little Falls, Sharon Carrigan of Little Falls, John Luken and wife Joyce of Tampa, Fla., and Joyce Rodrigue and husband Norman of Bronx; one sister, Helen Pettengill of Little Falls; a sister-in-law, Helen Salek of Dolgeville; cousins, Teddy and Lucille Roy of Little Falls, and Val and Leona Salek of Little Falls; grandchildren, Billy, Brian and Jennifer Luken, Michelle and Dan Grcic, Karen Smith, Sharon Dorn, Robert Heffernan, Boyd Carrigan, Denise Carrigan, Raymond Carrigan, Debra Rodrigue, and Christine and Dennis Rodrigue; great-grandchildren, Amber Luken, Adam Carrigan, Ashley Tyo, and Alec and Dillon Carrigan, Andrew Dorn and Brandon Smith; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, including nephews, Randy and Larry Salek, and niece, Ethel and Thirsty McKusick.
She was predeceased by a brother, William Salek.
Calling hours at the Enea Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, are on Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. The funeral will be held Thursday at a time to be announced at the funeral home.

Robert J. Carney Jr.
MIDDLEVILLE Robert J. Carney Jr., 53, of 87 S. Main St., died on Nov. 5, 2000, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Bob was born in Herkimer on Oct. 17, 1947, a son of Robert J. Carney Sr. of Middleville and the late Elva (Butler) Carney. He graduated from West Canada Valley Central School in 1966. Funeral services will be held at the Carney residence, 87 S. Main St., Middleville, on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and at St. Mary's Church, Middleville, at 10 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Leo F. Potvin, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Newport. Calling hours at the Carney residence are Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport.

Monday, November 6
Walter M. Reitz
MIDDLEVILLE Walter M. Reitz, 76, of State Route 169, Middleville, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2000 at the Masonic Home, Utica, where he has been a resident since Oct. 10, 2000.
He was born on July 1, 1924 in Beaver, Pa., son of the late Michael Martin and Mary A. (Hawk) Reitz. He was educated in Herkimer area schools.
He was united in marriage to the former Marian E, Kelly on May 21, 1949 at St. Joseph's Church, Dolgeville with Reverend Fitzgerald officiating.
Mr. Reitz was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, entering the service on Feb. 23, 1943 at Camp Upton. He served with the 34th Coast Artillery Battalion. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 18, 1946 as a technician 5th grade at Ft. Dix, N.J.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He was a member of the Dolgeville Masonic Lodge No. 796 F & AM as well as an honorary lifetime member of the Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Reitz was a well-known area automobile mechanic, operating several service stations in Dolgeville: first the former Shell Service Station at the corner of Main and Spencer streets, Dolgeville; then the former Mang's Garage, E. State Street, Dolgeville; and the former Clifford Fuel Co. station at the corner of Faville and Main Street, Dolgeville until 1980. He and his wife Marian then relocated to West Sedona, Ariz. and was employed as a mechanic for the Red Rock Equipment Rental Co. until 1990, when he returned to Middleville. At the time of his death, he was employed as a John Deere mechanic for the former Endres Equipment Co., now Cazenovia Equipment, Herkimer. He is survived by his wife Marian; two sons, Allan Reitz and Martin Reitz, both of Dolgeville; three daughters, Katherine Dillenbeck and her husband Jack of Fairfield, Cheryl Moore and her husband Robert of Milford, and Marianne Dillenbeck and her husband Kevin of Little Falls; two brothers, Robert Reitz and his wife Edna of Herkimer, and William Reitz and his wife Alma of Oneida; three sisters, Betty Fleming of Plattekill, Katherine (Sue) Snedeker and her husband Richard of Herkimer, and Sara Ruth (Doll) Wise of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren, Tammy Pierson of Fairfield, Lisa Carrigan of Little Falls, John Dillenbeck of Fairfield, Daniel Dillenbeck of Vermont, Michael Dillenbeck of Fairfield, Elizabeth Dillenbeck of Little Falls, Benjamin and Kelly Moore of Milford; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Elsworth, George, and James Reitz; and five sisters, Florence Glowtacky, Frances Wise, Pauline Johns, Margaret Bronson, and Alice Bernardo.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls with the Reverend Jeremy L. Spencer, pastor of First Baptist Church, Herkimer, officiating.
In keeping with Mr. Reitz's wishes, cremation will follow with final interment in Rural Park Cemetery, Inghams Mills.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 5-8 p.m. and to attend the funeral services Wednesday morning.
It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mr. Reitz be considered to the Middleville Vol. Fire Department, Kuyahoora Vol. Ambulance Corps (KAVAC), or to the Hilltop Vol. Fire Dept. Envelopes are available at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc. for this purpose.
Members of the Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department will call in a body at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening to honor their departed member.

Robert P. McEvoy, Sr.
LITTLE FALLS Mr. Robert P. McEvoy, Sr. of 608 E. Gansevoort St., Little Falls, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000 surrounded with the love and comfort of his family. He was 73.
Bob was born on March 16, 1927, the son of the late James Edward and Katherine (Volz) McEvoy. He lived his entire life in Little Falls and attended St. Mary's Academy, graduating in 1945. He then went on to attend technical college in Buffalo.
On Oct. 27, 1951, Bob joined in marriage with Marian Mazgulski at St. Mary's Church with Reverend Edward Heenan officiating. He served our country with the U.S. Coast Guard, serving aboard the USS Leonard Wood in the Pacific. Bob was last employed by the New York State Department of Transportation as engineer in charge in the Utica district for 32 years of dedicated service, retiring in 1982. He also owned and operated the Northgate True Value hardware store in Little Falls, where he earned the respect, regard, and loyalty of the people he served. More recently, Bob surveyed for Talarico-Talsons Joint Venture. He was a communicant of the Holy Family Parish Church in Little Falls.
Bob belonged to numerous organizations and societies in Little Falls, including the Knights of Columbus, where he once held the elite title of Grand Knight and was most recently the financial secretary. He was also a member of the Staff Sgt. Steve Stefula VFW Post No. 4612; American Legion Post No. 31; Little Falls Historical Society; Herkimer County Historical Society; New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, Inc.; National Railway Historical Society - Gulf Curve Chapter, and was past president for the club.
One of Bob's favorite interests was trains and this was reflected buy his frequent train rides traveling cross country, enjoying scenery, and chatting with the people aboard. He was always willing to "talk train." It's through this hobby that Bob met many friends and always kept in touch with them. Bob was proud to be one of the first people on the scene at the Gulf Curve train accident, a story he loved to share with anyone. Another one of his hobbies was to ski and his dream was to own Shu-maker Mountain Ski Resort in Little Falls, a dream that was eventually realized. A determined and focused individual, Bob was a successful and accomplished entrepreneur. He was proud to be co-owner and developer for the Sunset View Mobile Home Park in Little Falls. Bob enjoyed spending time listening to various kinds of music at home and in his office. He was a big fan of the New York Yankees and was very happy to watch them win the World Series last week. Bob will be remembered as a hard-working, honest, dependable businessman and friend. He will be missed by all.
He is survived by his family including his beloved wife Marian of Little Falls; his sons, Robert P. McEvoy, Jr. and wife Susan of Danvers, Mass., Michael J. McEvoy and wife Jo of Larkspur, Calif., Peter A. McEvoy and wife Debbie of Las Vegas, Nev., and Andrew J. McEvoy and wife Theresa of Little Falls; his daughters, Patricia A. VanGorder and her husband Jeffrey of Little Falls, Kathleen M. Prestopnik and husband James of Little Falls; three sisters, Mary E. Tongue and husband Richard C. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Anne McDonald of Little Falls, and Catherine Engle of Lancaster, Pa.; his cherished grandchildren, Jocelyn and Pamela VanGorder of Little Falls; Ryan, Sara, and Zachary McEvoy of Larkspur, Calif.; two nieces, Nancy Tongue and Megan Engle; three cousins, Dr. Bernard (Frank) and wife Barbara McEvoy, Nancy DeMichelle and husband Robert, and Jean Benham.
Bob's funeral will commence with full military honors on Monday, Nov. 6 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, Little Falls, with the Reverend Charles R. Celeste celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. The funeral procession will proceed to St. Mary's Cemetery, town of Herkimer, where Bob will be laid to rest.
Friends and relatives may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The following organizations are asked to gather in body at the funeral home on Sunday: the VFW at 6:30 p.m.; Little Falls Fire Department at 7 p.m.; and the American Legion at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to the Holy Family Parish Restoration Fund or the Little Falls Hospital Development Fund. The family has entrusted the Enea Funeral Home, Little Falls, to handle all of Bob's funeral arrangements.

Lena (Wiczkouski) Crimmins
HERKIMER Lena (Wiczkouski) Crimmins, 86, of Valley Heath Services, Herkimer, and formerly of 341 Eureka Ave., Herkimer, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2000, at Valley Health Services.
She was born April 21, 1914, in Herkimer, the daughter of the late Roman and Catherine Wiczkouski. Lena was a graduate of Herkimer High School, Class of 1932, and was a life long resident of the Herkimer area.
Her marriage to William Crimmins took place on September 14, 1936, at St. Mary's Rectory in Little Falls. The couple shared a blessed union of marriage for 16 years until the passing of William on October 15, 1952.
For 20 years, until her retirement in 1973, Lena was employed at the former Univac as a tester.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Crimmins of Little Falls; a son, William Crimmins and his wife, Patricia Brennan Crimmins, of Tonawanda and a special niece, Katherine Krawecki of Herkimer.
Lena was predeceased by a beloved grandson, William Scott Cimmins, in 1990 and a sister, Ohla Krawecki.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2000, at 7 p.m. from the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer, with the Reverend Robert Shinos, pastor of the Church of Saints Anthony and Joseph's, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Mary's Cemetery, town of Herkimer. Friends and relatives may call at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home on Saturday, November 4, 2000, from 4 p.m. until the time of the services. All memorial contributions may be made to Valley Health Services or the Herkimer County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The family of Lena would like to extend a sincere thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Valley Health Services for the care shown to their mother during her stay.


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