September 18, 1926 to January 5, 2014
Lyons Falls – John Edwin Burrow, 87, son of the late Joe Ernest and Gladys Talcott Burrow passed away on Sunday January 5, 2014 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica.
Born on September 18, 1926 in Lyons Falls, he graduated from Lyons Falls High School in 1944. He attended the University of Buffalo and Bryan & Stratton Business Institute. He married Virginia K Cofink of North Tonowanda, NY on May 14, 1955. Mrs. Burrow passed away in October of 1991. He is survived by one son Gordon Douglas (Jodie) Burrow of Syracuse, two granddaughters Grace Burrow of Syracuse and Jennifer Cantrell of Atlanta, GA, several nieces and nephews, as well as his honorary family in Chios, Greece. He was predeceased by a son Jay Edmund Burrow in 2010.
A professional musician, he was a baritone soloist in a number of churches in the Buffalo and Syracuse areas, and enjoyed performing in opera and musical comedies. He worked for a number of years as resident character actor in a Canadian Stock Company at Halloway Bay, Ontario, Canada, as well as in western New York. For over ten years he toured with the Pied Piper Players of Buffalo, a children's theater company for whom he was associate director, set designer, and actor in the musical plays designed for children.
After moving to Syracuse he was active with the former Landmark Theater Wing, serving as Executive producer as well as playing leading roles in dramas and musicals. He retired from Westinghouse Corporation in 1986 and returned to Lyons Falls where he was elected trustee of the Village, serving for twenty years.
He was President of the Lyons Falls High School Alumni Association for over twenty years. When elected to that office in 1976 he was quoted as saying "I'll stay as long as it's fun." During his tenure, the Alumni Park at the Corner of McAlpine and Center Streets, a long time dream of Mr. Burrow was established, and the extensive collection of memorabilia concerning the Lyons Falls High School was established at the Lyons Falls Library.
An avid rockhound, Mr. Burrow was a life member of the Gem and Mineral Society of Syracuse, his collection of rocks and minerals contained many unusual specimens from around the world. He was a longtime member of the Wildwood Cemetery Association in Lyons Falls and was instrumental in the Memorial Chapel being listed on the National Register.
Keeping with John's wishes there will be no calling hours. Interment of his ashes will be in June of 2014 in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyons Falls High School Alumni Association.
For an online message of sympathy, or to share a memory of John, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
July 2, 1916 to January 2, 2014
Brantingham- Mary Theresa (Middlemiller) (Korber) Hunt, 97, died peacefully at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville, on January 2, 2014.
A longtime resident of Boonville and Brantingham, Mary was born in Constableville, on July 2, 1916, a daughter of Frank and Theresa (Beecher) Middlemiller. She was twice married; first to Karl J. Korber, and after he died, to Vinal S. Hunt, who is also deceased. She is survived by a son, Jon K. Korber and his wife Laureen (Leary) of Spencerport, NY, granddaughter Erin M. (Christian) Lowry of Pittsburgh, PA, and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by three sisters, Lorena (Nelson) Hayes, Jennie (Ervin) Lake, and Frances (Arthur) Blumkin; by two brothers William Middlemiller and Walter Middlemiller, and several nieces and nephews.
Mary was a member of St. Mary's Church, Glenfield, Charles J. Love Post American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Boonville, Tri-Par Recreation Association (Sarasota, FL) and the Brantingham Snowmobile Club.
An avid snowmobiler well into her 90's, Mary also enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church in Glenfield on Saturday, January 4 at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Internment in the spring will be in Boonville Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Lewis County Hospice. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
August 5, 1932 to January 2, 2014
Boonville- Stanley K. Lisowski, 81, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness.
He was born on the Lisowski homestead farm on the East Ava Road, near Ava, on August 5, 1932, the son of Konstanty and Anna Sieracki (also spelled Sheroski) Lisowski; Stanley received his education at West Leyden Central School. Later he was employed as a furniture assembler at Boonville Furniture Co.
In 1952, Stanley was drafted into the U.S. Army, and served in the Korean Conflict at the front line. On July 14, 1954, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal, receiving the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, a Conspicuous Service Metal from NYS, United Nations Service Medal and a National Defense Service Medal.
After his military service, for many years Stanley was employed through Union Local 545, Syracuse, NY, where he was a heavy equipment operator for Kehler Construction Co., Albany, NY, retiring from full time employment in 1994.
After returning home he was united in marriage to Violet Moscicki on February 7, 1956, in Boonville.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Charles J. Love Post American Legion, and Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W. all of Boonville.
Stanley was an excellent tinkerer; he greatly enjoyed repairing and rebuilding tractors and motors, collecting Hess Trucks; in the past he had enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Lisowski is survived by his wife, Violet, four sons, Joseph (Kris) Lyons Falls, Randolph, Michael (Sandy) and Thomas (Kathy); one daughter, Terry, all of Boonville; eight grandchildren. One granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Farr, was very special to Stanley, and did many things with and for Stanley and loved her grandpa dearly. Also surviving are seven great grandchildren; one sister, Jennie Platt, Boonville and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four sisters, Eva, Estella Backer, Lottie Backer and Phyllis Sasenbury, and two brothers, Stephen and Joseph.
A Prayer Service will be Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. where calling hours will be Sunday, 2-4 & 7-9 P.M., and on Monday from 1-2 p.m. Interment with Military Rites will be in the spring in Boonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 264, Boonville, NY 13309.
April 28, 1051 to December 23, 2013
Boonville-Michael Pfendler, 62, of the Webster Hill Road passed away unexpectedly at his home from complications of Diabetes on December 23, 2013.
He was born in Boonville on April 28, 1951 a son of Kenneth and Mary Kolodziej Pfendler. He grew up on the East Ava Road on the family farm and attended Boonville Schools. Mike was a gifted auto mechanic and had been employed at Cooper Buick of Rome until illness forced him to retire. For the past several years he had made his home with his cousin Karen Yousey who survives him. Also surviving are two brothers and three sisters. He was predeceased by a brother and a sister.
In keeping with Michael’s wishes he will be cremated and there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, 2nd Floor, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 or the National Kidney Foundation of Central New York, 731 James Street, Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13203-2040 Arrangements are by Mills Funeral Home, Boonville.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
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