September 21, 1946 to June 10, 2013
Timothy M. Griffin, 66, of State Rt. 12, husband of Patricia L, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Syracuse Veteran's Administration Medical Center, after a brief illness. Tim was born in Utica, on September 21, 1946, a son of Donald and Betty McKelvey Griffin. He grew up in Utica, later moving to Boonville, with his family, where he graduated from Boonville Central School, with the Class of 1965, before he attended a dental technology trade school in Milwaukee, WI. From January, 1967, until his honorable discharge, in 1970, Mr. Griffin served his country in Viet Nam, during the Viet Nam War. On October 31, 1970, Timothy was united in marriage with Patricia L. Van Luven, at the Boonville United Methodist Church. After their marriage the couple lived in New Hartford, before moving to Ford St. in Boonville, where they lived until relocating to their present home in the later 1980's. For several years, he was employed for Utica Dental Lab; in 1984, Mr. Griffin established Boonville Appliance Repair Center, which he operated for many years until becoming disabled. Tim was a good and honest man, who greatly and sincerely cherished his many customers. If Tim could not fix an electrical appliance, "it simply could not be fixed." He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, repairing guns and working on his Corvette. He was a member of Charles J. Love Post American Legion # 406, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW, both of Boonville. In addition to his wife, Patricia, he is survived by one daughter, Colleen M. (Michael T.) Backer, one son, Donald K. (Robin) Griffin, all of Boonville and seven grandchildren, Lucas, Nicholas, Audrianna, Dustin, Jalessa, Jacob and Gabriel, and one great grandson Aiden. At the present time, Tim was joyfully anticipating the birth of his second great grandchild. Also surviving is one sister, Janette M. Croniser, Boonville; and one brother, Scott (Amy) Griffin, Alder Creek; an uncle, Kenneth Griffin, Frankfort, and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friend in the world, his canine friend Gretchen. His Funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Boonville Cemetery, with Military Rites conferred by Charles J. Love American Legion Post, Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W. and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Calling hours are Friday 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Erwin Library 104 Schuyler St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to the Disabled American Veterans, ATTN: Gift Processing PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
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November 16, 1922 to June 1, 2013
Boonville-Mrs. Carole C. Beal, of Lansing Place, 90, widow of Rev. Irving F. Beal, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since October, 2006.Carole was born on November 16, 1922, in Paterson, N.J., a daughter of John Raymond and Helen Norwood Cooke. She graduated from College High School of Montclair, N.J. with the class of 1940, and then she graduated in 1944 from the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing of New York City, with a bachelors degree in Nursing.Carole was united in marriage with Reverend Irving Flint Beal on June 7, 1945, in Washington, D.C. In 1949 Rev. Beal graduated from Union Seminary of New York City, and afterwards the couple moved to Cuba, NY., where Rev. Beal was pastor of the Cuba Presbyterian Church. In 1955, they moved to Boonville, where Rev. Beal was pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Boonville, Forestport Presbyterian Church and at the Reformed Church of West Leyden. They were residents here until 1968. At that time the couple moved to Leicester, NY., returning to Boonville in 1980, where Carole has since lived. Rev. Beal died on December 18, 1999. From 1980 until her retirement in 1993, Mrs. Beal was employed as a Registered Nurse at Lewis Co. Extended Care Facility in Lowville. Mrs. Beal was a dedicated registered nurse who greatly cared for each and every patient under her care. In 1991, she was selected by the New York State Legislature to receive the Nurse of Distinction Award given by the legistature. Mrs. Beal was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Boonville, and had served as a church Sunday School Teacher, a member of the choir, a member of the church In His Name Missionary Society, and the church Painters Society. She also was a member of the Boonville Historical Club, and had served as a volunteer for the Blood Mobile, and at Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center of Boonville. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Barry (Belinda) Beal Packard, Rockford, Ill., Deborah Beal Baker, Rolling Meadows, Ill., four grandchildren; twins, Jonathan and Curtis Packard, Carolyn Packard, and Patricia Baker, two great grandchildren, Abigail and Emilie Packard, and one sister, Mary Cooke, Chiangmai, Boonville. She was predecased by one brother, John Cooke, Jr., and by one sister, Helen Sobelman. The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunset Nursing Home.A memorial service will be Saturday, June 15, at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, James St. Boonville, where Rev. Barrett Lee, pastor will officiate. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 5-7 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Boonville, or to Compassion International P.O. Box 6500 Colorado Springs, CO 80962-9951.
July 12, 1947 to June 6, 2013
LOWVILLE - James Frederick Bates, 65, formerly of Waters Terrace died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility with his brother at his side. Jim has been a resident since May of 2007. He was born on July 12, 1947 in Lowville the son of the late Leo Joseph and the late Dorothy Miller Bates. Jim attended Lowville Academy and Beaver River Central School. He worked for the Village of Lowville, and Lewis County Highway Department. In recent years Jim was self employed as a seasonal worker in the Lowville area. He is survived by his brother and wife, Thomas P. and Cindy Bates of Lowville; his aunt, Eleanor Bates of Clayton; his great nephews, Sam and Amy Bates of Au Sable Forks; Todd and Paula Bates and their daughter Hannah of Gouverneur. He is predeceased by his uncle, Wilfred “Red” Bates, and his aunt and her husband, Monica and Leonard Crane. Jim was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, a 4th Degree Knight and member Knights of Columbus Council # 781, and a member of Lowville B.P.O.E. Lodge #1605. A private graveside service will be at Lowville Rural Cemetery. Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to: Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, c/o Activities Department, 7885 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367. Jim’s family would like to thank all of the staff of the third floor nursing home for their professional care.
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August 4, 1956 to May 31, 2013
LOWVILLE-Ronald Duane Lyndaker passed unexpectedly on Friday, May 31st 2013 while working in Reinholds, Pennsylvania. He was the Operations Manager for Skyhook Inc. It is with a heavy heart and so much love that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be greatly missed.
Ron was born to Helen Widrick Lyndaker and Earl Alvin Lyndaker on August 4th 1956 in Lowville, NY. He lived on Ridge Road in Dadville and attended school in Lowville, graduating from Lowville Academy and Central School in 1974. Ron was always known as a hard worker, running a bulldozer during his high school years while working with his father. Following graduation, he moved to Hazleton, PA where he built towers with Dell’s Tower Service. He married Francine Maher on August 28th, 1976. In 1977, Ron was employed by Skyhook Inc. as an Iron Worker. He and Francine lived in Sheppton, PA until they moved to Weatherly, PA in 1979. Ron joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on April 19th, 1994, serving the Church in many capacities including Branch Presidencies and Bishoprics. His favorite callings were in Young Men’s and Primary. Ron and Francine raised their four children in their Weatherly home until 2002. After losing their home to a house fire, the Lyndaker family moved to Cedar City, UT to be closer to their grandchildren. After moving to Utah, Ron continued to work in the construction field for Brianhead Township, Orton Erections, Bullock Construction and most recently for Schultz Construction. He had recently returned to work at Skyhook Inc. Ron was able to experience the blessings and joy of 10 grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Victoria, Christiana and Grant Roscoe Fairall, Ethan, Aurora, Emmalene, Olivia and Ellianna Hall and Alexandra and Jack Tierney.
We take comfort in knowing that Ron is with his grandson, Aiden Robert Tierney, his sister, Judy Leddy and his parents Earl and Helen Lyndaker. Ron is survived by his wife of 36 years, Francine Maher Lyndaker. Together, they had four children, three daughters and a son and were blessed to have three more sons join their family. Nicole Lynn and Christopher Fairall of Salt Lake City, Utah; Jennifer Lene and Dallas Hall of Reno, Nevada; Crystal Ron’ee and Tom Tierney of Trenton, New Jersey and Patrick Lyndaker of San Angelo, TX. Ron is also survived by four siblings; brothers Earl Lyndaker of Glenfield, NY and John Lyndaker of Lowville, NY and sisters Carreen Turck of Brownsville, NY and Kay and Alex Bishop of Clayton, NY as well as many nieces and nephews.
In order to bring Ron’s loved ones together to celebrate his life, we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Francine Lyndaker at 1404 S 4450W, Cedar City, UT 84720.
To celebrate Ron’s life Calling hours will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, E. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 on Thursday June 13 th at 10am. Memorial Service will be at 11 am. A luncheon will be held at the Lowville VFW following the service.
Condolences may be shared with Ron’s family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
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