January 24, 1924 to April 30, 2013
Lyons Falls: Pauline B. Shue, 89, of 3811 Davis Bridge Rd. died Tuesday afternoon in Boonville.
She was born January 24, 1924 in Lockport and graduated from Port Leyden High School in 1942. She was employed as a machine operator for AMF in Lowville. She married Harry Fleming October 10, 1945 in St. Martin's Rectory, Port Leyden. He died November 23, 1984. She later married Donald Shue in Lyons Falls. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Lyons Falls and attended St. Mary's Church in Constableville. She enjoyed bowling, camping, and fishing.
She is survived by her husband, Donald, a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville; one son and daughter-in-law John (Kristie) Fleming, Port Leyden, five daughters and four sons-in-law; Esther (Alan) Houck, Dawn Bell, Susan (Robert) Manning all of Lyons Falls; Rhonda and (Karle) Hart of Boonville; Paula (Robert) Hoch of Martinsburg; two stepchildren and their spouses Rose and Tony McIntyre of Port Leyden and Lawrence and Marie Shue of Old Forge. One sister and brother-in-law Sydney and Edward Penczek of Boonville; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by 3 children, Reginald Fleming, Howard Fleming and Irene French; two sons-in-law David French and Timothy Bell. She is also predeceased by 5 sisters and two brothers, Arlene Ossant, Betty Rimiller, Beatrice Adams, Esther Munger, Phyllis Atkins and William and Melvin Mashaw.
A mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday at 9:30 at St. Mary's Church, Constableville with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. A luncheon will follow in Lyons Falls Auxiliary Building at the Lyons Falls Park.
Calling hours will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the Lyons Falls Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund. The Callaghan Funeral HOme, Port Leyden is entrusted with the arrangements.
April 3 1918 to April 28, 2013
Lyons Falls: Berniee A. Bauer, 95, formerly of Cherry Street, died Sunday in Hospice of Dayton, Ohio after a brief illness.
She was born April 3, 1918 in Carthage, the daughter of William and Fern Holland Hawk and was a graduate of General Martin High School, Glenfield.
She was employed at Rome Cable during the war and had also been employed at various hotels in Old Forge and Lyons Falls. She was employed at AMF, Lowville as a machine operator for 14 years. She was married to Charles Bauer who died in June 1960.
She is survived by one daugher Marilyn Jean Williams, Lowville and two sons Darwin (Butch) of Medway, Ohio and Charles, (Bubber), of Buna, Texas; three sisters Polly Farney, Croghan, Beverly Youngs, Florida and Suzanne Cobb, Glenfield; two brothers Edward Hawk, Massachusettes and Jack Hawk, North Carolina; 14 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great grandhildren. She is predeceased by 2 brothers and 1 sister. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC, Port Leyden with Rev. Mr. Ron Pominville, Deacon of St. Peter's Church, Lowville, officiating.
Burial will be in Old Glendale Cemetery, Glenfield. Friends may call Saturday from 9 until the funeral at the funeral home.
February 29, 1936 to May 1, 2013
LOWVILLE- Walter J. Beyer Jr., 77, of Sharp Street, Lowville, died on Wednesday morning, May 1, 2013 at his home.
The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Bryan Catlin, officiating. Burial will follow in the West Lowville Rural Cemetery. Calling hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367; or to the American Diabetes Association, Utica NY Office, Lomond Office Park, 110 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502. He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Nancy; nine children, James Beyer of Lowville; Tony and Julie Beyer of Lowville; Dawn and Douglas Jackson of Croghan; Joseph and Karen Beyer of Lowville; Dean Beyer of Lowville; Ernest and Amy Beyer of Lowville; Lori Beyer-Teal of Saratoga; Donald Beyer of Simpsonville, SC; Daniel and Sherry Beyer of Lowville; a brother, Benjamin Beyer of Lowville; two sisters, Irene Micek of Watertown; Marie Brown of Maryland; 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Renee J. Beyer; a granddaughter, Olivia Miracle Beyer; brothers, Martin, John, George and Philip P. Beyer; and sisters, Jennie Sullivan, Bertha Yancey, Dorothy Unkart, Clarabelle M. “Jeanette” Brown, Millie Nuffer, Vera Leviker, Martha Drelick, and Loretta Peebles. Walter was born on February 29, 1936 at home on the Rector Road, the youngest child of the late Walter R. and Martha Snyder Beyer. He attended District #11 country school on the Rector Road. Walter worked for the ABC Casket Company in Lowville until his marriage. On July 7, 1956, he married Nancy J. Edwards, the daughter of Gerald and Mary Bockenheim Edwards and Mary Margaret Chartrand Edwards, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Croghan, with Father Fenton Murphy officiating. Together with his wife, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm on the Number Three Road from 1956 – 1964. The family moved to a farm on Route 26 in Lowville, operating the farm until retiring in 2000. The farm is now owned by their son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Sherry Beyer and family. After their retirement, Walter and Nancy moved to Sharp Street in Lowville. Mr. Beyer was a member of the Hilltop Rythemeers Country Band throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the Valley Snow Travelers, a former member of the Tug Hill Fish and Game Club, and a former board member of Production Credit, Watertown. Walter was an avid hunter, and enjoyed his fish ponds. He was an extreme socializer with family and friends. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
Jan 2, 1920 to March 27, 2013
Boonville- Harold F. "Hal" Mahaffy, 93, of the Moose River Road, the owner and operator of Mahaffy Insurance Agency, husband of the late Marline, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital. Affectionately known as "Hal," he was born in Boonville, on January 2, 1920, a son of Charles A. and Maude E. Fitch Mahaffy. He grew up on the Mahaffy homestead farm on the East Road near Boonville, later completing his education through 12th grade at Boonville High School, leaving school during his Senior Year to serve his country in WWII. He later enrolled in classes to become a licensed insurance and real-estate agent.Mr. Mahaffy enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the European Theater of WWII, as a projector repairman in the 76th Infantry Division. He served in battles in Ardennes, Central Europe and in the Rhineland, including the duration of the Battle of the Bulge, from December 1944, lasting through the very harsh European winter of 1945. Mr. Mahaffy was honorably discharged with the rank of Technician Fifth Grade, on November 20, 1945, receiving a World War II Victory Medal, a European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the American Service Medal. After serving his country, Mr. Mahaffy, was employed as a freight agent in Boonville, for the New York Central Railroad, first at the freight house and later at the passenger station on Water Street in Boonville.For many years, until the present time, Mr. Mahaffy operated Mahaffy General Insurance and Real-estate Agency, in Boonville.On August 15, 1962, Hal was united in marriage with Marline Uebele in Hoffmeister, NY. Mrs. Mahaffy, a long time proprietor and cook at the Boonville Hotel and Restaurant, an establishment that was well known for fine dining throughout the north country, died on December 29, 2004.Mr. Mahaffy was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonville, where he was a 60 year member of the church choir, and had served on the church Vestry. He was also a member of Boonville Fire Department, Charles J. Love Post American Legion # 406, Boonville, a Charter member and first commander of Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW, Boonville, and a 60 year member of Boonville Masonic Lodge # 165 F & AM. For many years he served as secretary and very active member of Boonville Kiwanis Club. Hal was a well known, talented North Country pianist and musician. As a youth he studied piano under the tutelage of Mrs. Ann C. Mac Master, of Boonville. For many years Hal entertained at the piano at many area dinners, Christmas occasions and celebrations thorough out the Boonville, Lewis County and Adirondack Mountain regions, and for the weekly meetings of the Boonville Kiwanis Club. He will be fondly remembered for his remarkable talent to entertain at the piano, playing a large repertoire of popular music by ear. During his more recent residence at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Boonville, Hal continued to use his musical talents to bring joy and entertainment to the residents and staff at Sunset with his "Afternoon Music with Hal." Hal is survived by his step son, Dr. Gary Haven, Santa Monica, CA; his step grandchildren, Susan, Debrah Shaw, Lesley Hoffman, Sean Havens and Jordon Havens; and his cousins, John D. Mahaffy, Charles, Mahaffy, Mary Jane Ulrich and Jerry Buckley. He was predeceased by a step grandson, Ronald John Havens, in 1986, and by a cousin, Richard Mahaffy, in 2011.A visitation and Vigil Service will be held on Friday, May 3, from 5-8 p.m.at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. The Office for the Burial of the Dead with the Holy Eucharist will be read on Saturday, May 4, at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Schuyler St. Boonville, where The Rev. Mother Linda Logan, rector, will officiate. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery, with military honors conferred by members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW, and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to a Boonville Charity of your Choice.
To send a message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
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