April 30, 1924 to March 14, 2013
Lyons Falls- Eunice B. Sheu, 88, widow of Charles J, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Lewis Country General Hospital, Lowville.She was born in Castorland, on April 30, 1924, a daughter of Norton and Clarice Middleton Blodgett. While a child she moved to Lyons Falls, where she graduated from high school with the Class of 1942, thereafter, she attended Utica School of Commerce. She was employed as a clerk at Gould Paper Company, Lyons Falls, for Continental Can Co., and later with the office staff at Georgia Pacific Paper Co. For many years, Mrs. Sheu was employed as a customer service representative at the Merwin McDonald Insurance Agency, in Lyons Falls and continued working with John McDonald at the McDonald Insurance Agency, Inc. until her retirement in 1985. On April 7, 1956, Eunice was united in marriage with Charles J. Sheu at St. John's Church, Lyons Falls. Mr. Sheu died on December 23, 1967.Mrs. Sheu was a member of Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls, where she had served as an Elder of the Church and as a member of and Clerk of the Session and she also served as assistant treasurer of the church. She was a member of Dewey Chapter Order of Eastern Star Chapter 420, and she served for twenty years as secretary and treasurer of Wild Wood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by one sister, Ellen Blodgett.There will be a Memorial Service held at 12:00 Noon on Sunday April 14, at the Forest Presbyterian Church, Center St. Lyons Falls, where Rev. Naomi Kelly will officiate. Beginning at 11:00 am there will be a community luncheon at the church which all are welcome to attend. Keeping with Eunice's wished there are no calling hours and her body has been donated for medical research. Her arrangements have been entrusted to the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest Presbyterian Church, Center Street, Lyons Falls, or to the Lyons Falls Fire Dept.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
June 14, 1944 to March 19, 2013
Lowville-Michael J. Smith 68, known by many as “Smitty”, passed away March 19, 2013 at the Lewis County General Hospital.
He was born June 14, 1944 in Utica, NY, a son of Harold and Elizabeth Hynes Smith. Mike served our country with the U.S. Army entering basic training at Fort Dix, NJ in 1964 later serving as a supply specialist until his discharge in 1966. He then served nearly twenty years in the NYS National Guard. Mike was previously married to the former Karen Kloster and then Barbara Schneider. “Smitty” was self-employed and for several years owned and operated “ Mike Smith’s Plumbing and Heating” and since 1998 owned and operated “Smitty’s Smoke Shop” in Lowville. He was active in many organizations including Beaver Falls Vol. Fire Dept., Lowville Search and Rescue serving as an EMT, and was a lifetime member of the Lowville American Legion Post # 162. “Smitty” enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fishing, riding motorcycle, baseball and of course story telling. Surviving are two daughters, Susanne VerSchneider, Beaver Falls, NY, and Sheri & Russ Terrillion, Suffolk, VA, one son, Douglas & Tara Smith, Smithfield, VA, seven grandchildren, a longtime companion, Mary LeFleur and her children Tonya and Tara, two sisters, Lorraine & Arthur Reppel, Canastota, NY, and Shirley Maher, Grove City, Ohio, one brother, Mark and Angela Smith, Bradenton, FL, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 pm at the Sundquist Funeral Home, 7676 State Street, Lowville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in “Smitty’s” memory to Lewis County Hospice or the Lowville American Legion Post #162.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.sundquistfh.com
December 24 1964 to March 16, 2013
LYONS FALLS- Timothy David Kuhrtz, 48, passed away Saturday morning, March 16, 2013 under the care of Lewis County Hospice, at the home of his caregiver, Kim Long, of Fulton Street, Lyons Falls.
A prayer service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 23, 2013 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Mother Linda Logan, officiating. A calling hour will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the prayer service, at the funeral home. A gathering at the Milk Plant Tavern, West Leyden, will follow the prayer service. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Tim is survived by two sisters, Michelle Weiss of Boonville; Teresa Platt of Pennsylvania; many aunts, uncles, nieces, Alexa Platt, Olivia Weiss; nephews, Austin and Connor Weiss, and many, many cousins. He is also survived by a good friend Jon Roy; a special friend and caregiver, Kim Long and her son, A.J. He is predeceased by his mother.
Tim was born on December 24, 1964 in Utica, NY, a son of the late Gail Ann Platt. He attended Syracuse University and was a self-employed Graphic Arts Designer. He enjoyed building lawn furniture.
Tim was such a fun loving guy, who ALWAYS put everybody’s happiness before his own.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
July 1, 957 to March 14, 2013
LOWVILLE-Stanley Karl McDonald, 55, of Summit Avenue, Lowville, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday March 14, under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice. Born July 1, 1957, in Watertown, New York, he was the son of Kenneth George and Helen Bunce McDonald. He graduated from Alexandria Central School in 1975, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1978 and a Master of Science in Education in 1985 (both from SUNY Oswego). In 1978 he began his career teaching Industrial Arts at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont. He moved to Lewis County in 1985, where he taught High School and Middle School Technology at South Lewis Central School until his death. He was united in marriage with the former Cynthia Fleming on August 13, 1977, at the First Baptist Church of the 1000 Islands in Clayton, New York, with the Rev. Dr. Robert R.H. Mowatt officiating. Stan was a friend to all he met, a mentor to hundreds of high school students. He was a member of the 3G Volunteer Fire Company in Glenfield, Lewis County Cause and Origin Team, and Lowville Elks Lodge #1605. He was proud to have donated over 4 gallons of blood at American Red Cross blood drives throughout his adult life; and he was an American Red Cross Shelter Volunteer. In recent years, Stan was a member of the Snow Ridge Ski Patrol, and Junior Varsity Baseball coach at South Lewis Central School. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, and spending time at his summer cottage in Alexandria Bay where he was always thrilled to take friends and family for a boat ride (affectionately called Uncle Stan's Boat Tours). He is survived by his wife of 35 years and two sons, Benjamin (Meriah Williams) of Turin, and Gregory (Brianne Klossner) of Rush; granddaughters Brytanie Williams and Makhenzie McDonald; and grandson DeSaun Williams. He is also survived by his parents of Alexandria Bay, sister Elizabeth McDonald of North Syracuse, brothers Steven (Nancy) of Valrico, Florida; Michael (Leslie) of Baldwinsville; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his sister, Amy. Stan's life will be celebrated at the fundraiser for his scholarship fund to be held at the 3G Firehall in Glenfield on Saturday, March 16, at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Stan McDonald Scholarship Fund c/o Community Bank, Lowville, NY 13367, or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with the Iseneker Funeral Home, Waters Road, Lowville. Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
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