September 9, 1936 to October 8, 2013
Lyons Falls- Ronald D. Dorn, 77, passed away unexpectedly on October 8, 2013 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.
Ronald was born in Boonville, NY on September 9, 1936 a son of Charles and Elaine Marcy Dorn. He grew up and attended school in Boonville. He married Grovene Foster which ended in divorce. Ronald joined the U.S. Army and then worked for Georgia Pacific retiring from Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper after 41 years of service. Ronald was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion in Lowville and the Boonville Elks Lodge. He enjoyed watching Yankee baseball, tinkering in his backyard on his backhoe and tractors and watching racing at the Evan-Mills Speedway.
Surviving are his mother, Elaine Smith, Boonville; four daughters, Rhonda Munoz, Lyons Falls, Christine Dorn-Steria, Croghan , Elaine Dorn, Sacketts Harbor and Marcyann Dorn, Lyons Falls; one son, Charlie Dorn, Lyons Falls; seven grandchildren, Alyssa, Jolene and Jackie Steria, Reann and Rebecca Munoz, Ella Dorn and Phillip Stacy; one great granddaughter, Danica Swem and three brothers, Wayne Dorn, Clear Water, Fla., Kirby Dorn, Boonville and Francis Dorn, Lewes, Delaware and a special friend, Patty Hulbert, Lowville.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. prior to the service.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
July 7, 1953 to October 4, 2013
Woodgate- John B. Isley, 60, of Route 28, lifelong resident of Woodgate, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica, after complications of heart disease.
Mr. Isley was President of North Country Communications; an advertising firm that was well known for its over forty year history in the local radio and newspaper industry. He was currently Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Forestport and had served as town historian for many years.
John was born in Constableville on July 7, 1953, a son of Harold D. and Margaret Lane Isley. He graduated from the Town of Webb schools, Old Forge, and began his career in radio broadcasting at WBRV, Boonville at the age of thirteen.
He started his career by hosting the Tiger John Rock radio program on WBRV, later becoming the station news director. John also became the general news editor for the Boonville Herald, where he covered two large stories, the Moss Lake Indian Affair and the SAVAK Iranian development in Boonville for United Press International. He also was presented the International Journalism Award for his coverage of captive American Prisoners of War, by project Freedom, an organization of which he was a founding member of while assisting President Regan's National Security Council at the White House. At the age of seven he started printing the Woodgate Town and Country News and did so through his high schools years. In 1981, Isley started his own advertising agency and has served as its president since.
Mr. Isley also served as Chief of Woodgate Volunteer Fire Department, Secretary, and Captain and was the department's first emergency medical technician. Prior to the formation of the Woodgate Fire Dept. in 1993, he served as secretary and captain of the Forestport Fire Fighters, having dedicated nearly fifty years to the fire and EMS services of the area. Isley also served as secretary of the board of directors and emergency medical technician for the Prospect Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Isley was also President of the Woodgate Library Board of Trustees and was responsible for the new addition to the library in 1994. Isley also served as President of the Woodgate Community Hall, President of the Woodgate Cemetery Board of Trustees, was a member of the White Otter Fish & Game Club, and was responsible for their new complex built in 1997. Mr. Isley was a past member of the Oneida County Sheriff's Department Auxiliary Division, New York State's Adirondack Rail Line Advisory Committee, which was instrumental in the development of the Adirondack Scenic Railway. Isley was also President of the Woodgate Citizens Committee and President of the Recreation in Oneida County Committee. Isley was instrumental in obtaining funds for the construction of the new Woodgate Fire Stations and its equipment, the Woodgate AT&T cell site, the Woodgate Post Office and the Woodgate Community Hall.John had several cousins including: George V. Isley, California, Verna Weiler, Frankfort, Raymond, Burton, and Dale Griffith, all of Hawkinsville, Edward Murphy, Boonville, Patrick Fergurson, Barneveld, and Kathleen Gydesen, Forestport.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 10, at 1:00 pm, at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville. Interment will be private in the Woodgate Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of John to the Woodgate Library, the Woodgate Community Hall or to the Prospect Volunteer Ambulance Service.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
August 15 1920 to October 3, 2013
NAUMBURG - Arthur Lewis Mathys, 93, of the Van Amber Road, Castorland, NY, died at his home Thursday afternoon, October 3, 2013 while under the care of his family. He was born August 15, 1920 to the late John and Barbara Martin Mathys on the family homestead in the Town of New Bremen, Lewis County and married Mary Ella Lehman September 8, 1951. Art and Mary lived on the Mathys family homestead.
Art attended the one room school house on the Van Amber Road. Starting at age 17 he drove dump truck to Pennsylvania, returning with loads of coal for local delivery. At the age of 20 he started driving tractor trailer until 1942 when he took over the family farm after his father’s death. He also drove milk truck for area farmers at that time as well as hauling cheese and logs. In 1954 he gave up farming full time and went back to driving tractor trailer while keeping only a small number of cows on the farm. He drove for Miller Motor Lines, Buckley Motor Express, and WT Byrnes, retiring from the Teamsters Local 317 in 1983.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Mary, a son, Stanley D. (Alice), New Bremen, NY, and two daughters, Judy (John) Hodkinson, Croghan, NY, and Linda (Harold) Deveines, New Bremen, NY; seven grandchildren: Chad (Carrie) Hodkinson, Oneida, NY; Michael Mathys and Leslie Diebert, Mills, WY; Jona (Daniel) Almasy, Carmel, IN; Bobbie (CSM Harold) Plattenburg, Sierra Vista, AZ; Jared Deveines, New Bremen, NY; Dillen Deveines, Manchester, NH; Jenna Deveines, Providence, RI; and four great-grandchildren: Ryan Almasy, Riley and Emily Hodkinson, and Kassidy Plattenburg, two sisters-in-law, Susanna Widrick, Castorland, NY, and Frances Lehman, Lowville, NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents he is predeceased by his older brother, Harry, two sisters-in-law Rayta Mathys and Verna Roggie, and three brothers-in-law Clarence Lehman, Clayton Widrick, and Howard Roggie.
Art was a member of the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen and the Teamsters Local 317, Syracuse. He enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling, the family pets and especially watching the grandchildren’s sporting events.
Funeral arrangements are with the Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan, NY. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 7, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM with the funeral on Tuesday, October 8, at 10:30 AM at The First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, State Route 812, New Bremen, NY, with Pastor Bruce Chartrand officiating. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Beaver Falls Ambulance Fund, % the Beaver Falls Fire Department, PO Box 456 Beaver Falls or to the local Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), % Lois Zehr 6595 East Rd. Lowville, NY 13367.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.adirondackfh.com
April 13, 1940 to October 2, 2013
GLENFIELD - David T. Gudridge, 73, of Chases Lake Road died Wednesday morning, October 2, 2013 at his home.
David was born April 13, 1940 in Lowville the son of the late Gerald and Peggy Ann Benton Gudridge. He married Dawn M. Hawk on February 6, 1962. The couple resided and raised their family in the Glenfield area.
A proud veteran, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from December of 1958 until he was honorable discharged in March of 1963.
Surviving are his wife, Dawn, his five children, two daughters: Deborah Turck and her husband Rick of Lowville; Denise Alban of Glenfield; three sons, David T. Jr. and Danny both of Glenfield; Duane and his companion Ali of Florida; three sisters, Dawn Petrus and her husband Steve of Copenhagen; Linda Peters and her husband Lewis of Watertown; Sharon Wilder of Rochester; a brother Kevin Gudridge of Florida; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his Grandson, Army Cpl. James D. Gudridge who died on January 6, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom; two brothers, Leon and Douglas Gudridge.
Services will be private. To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.sundquistfh.com
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