July 6, 1953 to May 16, 2013
LOWVILLE – Bruce C. Poulsen, 59, of West Road, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, May 16, 2013, at the emergency room of Lewis County General Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service in Martinsburg Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Martinsburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Martinsburg, NY 13404. He is survived by his wife Cecelia; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kathryn Poulsen of Watertown; two step-daughters and their husbands, Angela and Ron Brett, and their daughters, Brianna and Alexis, of Holley, NY; Karen and Todd Smith, and their daughter Madeline, of Churchville, NY; his mother-in-law, Audrey Pratt of Theresa; a sister-in-law, Cynthia Reardon of Adams; a brother-in-law and his wife, Fred and Joni Pratt of Warren, OH; an aunt and uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, and his father-in-law, Fred Pratt, Sr. Bruce was born on July 6, 1953 in Lowville, a son of the late Victor and Ada Stanton Poulsen. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1971. Bruce took over the family dairy farm, and operated it until 1988. He continued his education at Jefferson Community College, graduating in 1993. In 1994, he graduated from Syracuse University at Utica College with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1996. While he was attending college, he worked in the accounting department at Stebbins Engineering, and joined his brother at Poulsen and Podvin in 1996. At the time of his death, Bruce was a partner in the accounting firm. On May 3, 2008, he married Cecelia Pratt at West Martinsburg United Methodist Church. Their marriage was later blessed at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, by Rev. Christopher Looby. Marriages to Nancy Czerwinski and Margaret Jones ended in divorce. Bruce was a member and Treasurer of the Martinsburg Fire Department for 20 years. He was a member of B.P.O.E. 1605, Lowville Lodge, a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a member of the Society for the Preservation of West Martinsburg United Methodist Church. Bruce loved to watch professional sports, and enjoyed attending NASCAR races. He played basketball on the over 30 team for several years. Bruce enjoyed working in his garden, yard work, and caring for his five cats. Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
September 17,1942 to May 15, 2013
Carol A. Jones, age 70, of Lee Center, passed away on May 15, 2013, with her loving family by her side.Carol was born in Rome, NY on September 17, 1942 to David N. Jr. and Margaret McLaughlin Boswell. She graduated from Rome Free Academy as part of the Class of 1961. On October 29, 1960, she married John J. Hrynuk, with the Rev. David N. Boswell Sr. officiating. From that union, she had three sons. On February 21, 1999, she married Philip. H. Jones on the beach on Fort Meyers Beach, FL with Lana Nankervis officiating and Carol’s father giving her away.Carol retired from Verizon after 18 ½ years. She worked at he Prescription Center in Rome for over four years, retiring due to illness. She was a member of the Lee Legion Auxillary, Moose Club, Rome VFW, Telephone Pioneers of America, and the Point Rock Church. Carol was the family support group leader for over 15 years at the NY State Armory in Rome.Surviving are her husband and best friend, Philip; her three sons and daughters in law, Thomas Hrynuk of Ava, Ronald and Susan Hrynuk of Ava, and Michael and Lynne Hrynuk of Boonville; three step daughters, Terry Quinn of Port Leyden, Crystal Suminguit and her husband Dean of Boonville, and Lindsay and Kevin Swab of Auburn, NY; eight grandchildren, John Thomas Hrynuk, Kaylee Hrynuk, Connor Hrynuk, Joseph Chaisson Jr., Nathaniel Swab and Darby Swab, Regan Swab, and Jason Suminguit; a sister and brother in law, Martha and Larry Hammond of FL; brother in law Wilbur Jones; Father in law, Hubert C. Jones of Rome; sister in law, Sandra Flint; and several nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by her parents, David and Margaret Boswell Jr.; her grandparents, The Rev. David and Mary Boswell Sr.; a brother, Wallace D. Boswell; her mother in law, Marion Lawton Jones; a special aunt, Beatrice Wade; nephews, Larry Witzigman, Martin Witzigman, Mary Witzigman Zukowski, Augustine Witzigman, Raymond Zukowski and Marion Freeman.Funeral services will be held Friday, May 17 at 7 PM at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 PM prior to the service.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the American Cancer Society and/or American Diabetes Association or Point Rock Methodist Church.Please offer online condolences or light a candle at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com
April 17, 1938 to May 15, 2013
BARNES CORNERS – William “Duke” Francis Snyder, Major U.S.M.C. (Ret) died at his camp in the town of Harrisburg on Wednesday afternoon May 15, 2013. He was born April 17, 1938, on the Cobb Road in the Town of Harrisburg, the elder son of the late Harvey Francis and Catherine (Pasternak) Snyder. Bill enjoyed attending the many family sporting events, huge gatherings of family and friends at Snyder’s Swamp, gardening and bird watching. He always had P.M.A. and will be sadly missed by all who loved him. He will always be remembered. Surviving are five children: Joseph Michael and William Harvey of Barnes Corners; Jon William, Michelle Nicole and Deborah Yvonne of Fallbrook, CA.; two brothers, Douglas of New York Mills and Gilbert and his wife Diane of Vancouver, WA; two sisters-in-law, Linda of Mannsville and Ethel of Copenhagen. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews. Bill is additionally survived by numerous extended family and friends. He was predeceased by two brothers, Eugene Harvey and Jerry Leroy. Bill graduated from Copenhagen Central School, 1957, Cortland State, 1961, National University, CA (M.S.) 1985. He joined the Navy on October 10, 1955 and later transferred to the Marine Corps and retired as a Major on May 1, 1981. After Basic Officer School, 1962, he served aboard the CVS-33, U.S.S. Kearsarge in support of the Mercury Space Program recovering the space ships off the waters of Hawaii. Over the years, he served at Camp Pendleton, CA, Okinawa, Japan, Camp Lejuene, NC, Springfield, MA, Quantico, VA and at MCRD San Diego, CA. During those years, he served two tours in Viet-Nam, ’65-’66 and ’68-’69 earning a Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation 1 and eleven other awards, plus Navy-Marine Corps parachute wings, Scuba Diving Badge and the Vietnamese parachute wings. Bill commanded an Ontos Company on his 1st tour landing at Chin Lai, Viet-Nam with the 7th Marine Regt. Landing Team. On his 2nd tour he commanded 3rd Force Recon. Co. conducting patrols along the border between South and North Viet-Nam from Dong Ha to Khe Sanh. His military schools included: Officer Basic Class, 1962, Quantico, VA; Command and Staff College, 1973, Quantico, VA; Scuba Diving School, Subic Bay, Philippines, 1968; U.S. Army Airborne Course, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 1st Special Forces, Don Ba Thin, Republic of Viet-Nam, 1968. Bill earned the distinction of Distinguished Honor Graduate. He obtained the distinction of being the top student in competition with other airborne trainees in a course that required rigorous physical application and acute mental awareness. Major Snyder was a life member of both the Lewis County Detachment #754 and the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 V.F.W. Funeral services for Major Snyder will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundquist Funeral Home in Lowville with Rev. Samuel P. Lundy, Anglican Priest Marine Corps Chaplin officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Copenhagen with military honors. Callings hours are on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. followed by a prayer service conducted by the Lewis County Detachment #754 at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Lewis County Detachment #754 Marine Corps League.
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July 21, 1922-March 24, 2013
Boonville- Harley R. Gleasman, 90, a long time resident of Moose River Road, husband of the late Jean, passed away at his residence, on Sunday, March 24, 2013, after a short illness, while under the loving care of his family and hospice.Harley was born in Ava, on July 21, 1922, a son of Elmer G. and Myrtle Tuttle Gleasman, and grew up on the family homestead farm, on Gleasman Road in the Town of Ava, moving to Ann St. in Boonville, with his family in 1936, where he graduated from Boonville High School with the Class of 1940. Thereafter Harley was employed as a truck driver for his uncle, Claude Gleasman.On November 9, 1945, Harley entered the U.S. Army, at Syracuse, serving his country at Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis, TN, where he was honorably discharged on March 26, 1946, as a Private with Company 5, 1225th ServiceCommand Unit.Mr. Gleasman was employed as an auto mechanic and attendant at Bourgeois Esso Gas Station in downtown Boonville. In 1962, he purchased a liquor store in Lowville; in 1965, Mr. Gleasman relocated this store to Boonville, operating the liquor store in conjunction with a laundry mat, known as Harley Gleasman Liquor Store and Laundry Mat, at the corner of Rt. 12 and East Schuyler St. Later he sold those businesses and purchased the Montgomery Ward Catalog Agency, which he and his wife, Jean, operated for several years. After that for twenty years, he was associated as a real estate agent with Century 21-Gentry Realty Co. of Boonville. In 1969, Harley and Jean moved from the Fish Creek Road, Town of Highmarket, to their present home on the Moose River Road.On July 6, 1957, Harley was united in marriage with Jean Goodhines at St. Mary's Church, West Leyden. Mrs. Gleasman died on May 17, 2009.Harley loved the outdoors; he was a licensed guide for many years. He had a lifelong special interest in anything concerning deer and deer hunting. He enjoyed trap shooting and participated on the Northern Team International TrapLeague for Beaver River, winning many trophies in the area. He greatly enjoyed fishing, trapping and spending time at his hunting camp on the Woodhull River, near Forestport. At the age of 89, he embarked on a mule deer hunting trip toMontana, where he succeeded in tagging a trophy buck.Mr. Gleasman was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of Boonville Elks Lodge # 2158, Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Boonville Rod and Gun Club, Trenton Fish and Game Club, Glen Greig Fish and Game Club, Beaver River Fish and Game Club and he was a past member of the Boonville Kiwanis Club.Harley loved his family. He was predeceased by his three children; a daughter Laurie Ann Gleasman who died as an infant, on January 10, 1966; and by two sons, Gary M. on May 29, 2006, and by Philip, on December 20, 2009. He is survived by two grandchildren, Travis Gleasman, Boonville, and Ashley Gleasman, Alder Creek, four great grandchildren,Bailey and Brady Gleasman, Trevor and Jarrett Ringwald; one daughter in law, Lana Gleasman, Boonville and her special friend, David Sobel, Prospect; and two sisters in law, Margaret Gleasman, Fairport, NY, and Ruth Gleasman, Lakeland, Florida. He was predeceased by four brothers; Everet in 1924, Claude, in 2002, Hollis, in 2003, and Vernon, in 2004. Harley is also survived by four special friends; Jeannette Sawyer, Chuck Viele, Dick Lee and Bill Manny, Jr.In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Committal and Military Services later this spring in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville, at a time of be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gleasman Scholarship Fund, C/O Adirondack Central High School, 8181 State Rt. 294, Boonville, NY 13309, or to the American Cancer Society Oneida/Herkimer Branch Office 100 Lomond Place Utica, NY 13502. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.
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