May 27, 1949 to September 1, 2013
GREIG - Carl H. Hardy, 64, of Greig Road, died Sunday morning, September 1, 2013 at the Lewis County General Hospital Emergency Room.
The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Greig United Methodist Church with Rev. Billie Jean Melton, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Brantingham Cemetery. Calling hours are from Noon – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, at the church, prior to the funeral service. Donations may be made to the family: Mildred Hardy, 5228 Greig Road, Greig, NY 13345.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mildred; three children, Monica and Edward Del Vecchio of Marlborough, MA; Scott Hardy of Greig; Jon and Lynn Hardy of Lyons Falls; five brothers, twins, Donald and Ronald Hardy; Gerald Hardy; Bruce and Cindy Hardy; Brian Hardy; two sisters, Carol and Doug Loomis; Barbara and Philip Boardman; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He is predeceased by two brothers, George and Edwin Hardy; and two sisters, Ruth Linda, who died at birth; and Alta Ruth, who died in infancy.
Carl was born on May 27, 1949 in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Edwin G. and Lina Lacey Hardy. He attended South Lewis Central School. On November 2, 1974, he married Mildred A. Dibble at Glenfield United Methodist Church, with Rev. Forest Hunter officiating. Carl retired from Nortz and Virkler, where he was employed as a mechanic.
Mr. Hardy was a member of Greig United Methodist Church. He was a retired volunteer fireman for the 3G Fire Department and Fire Police. Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
December 8, 1923 to September 1, 2013
LOWVILLE- Mary A. Konkol, 89, of 6574 River Road, died Sunday at Lewis County General Hospital.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Burial will be in the Old Glendale Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Old Glendale Cemetery, In care of: Darlene Burdick, 4753 State Route 12, Glenfield, NY 13343.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Barbara Konkol of Croghan; two nieces, Kathryn and her husband Graham Masters of Lincoln, California; Susan Konkol of Carson City, Nevada; two nephews, Donald Konkol of Glenfield, NY, John Konkol of Alexandria Bay, NY; a great-nephew, Nathan Konkol of McGuire A.F.B., New Jersey; two great-nieces, Annesha and Sarah Masters of Lincoln, California; and cousins. She is predeceased by three brothers, Joseph Konkol, who died in December 25, 2002, Stanley Konkol, who died May 7, 2004, and Martin Konkol who died April 27, 2012. Two brothers, Walter and Bennie and a sister, Sophie, died in infancy.
Miss Konkol was born on December 8, 1923, in Turin, NY, a daughter of the late John and Frances Sulich Konkol and attended two years of country school on the Houseville-Glenfield Road and graduated from General Martin High School in 1942. She worked on the family farm on the Houseville-Glenfield Road and entertained in the evenings playing her accordion. She moved from the family farm in 1975 with her brothers, Stanley and Joseph to Stanley’s log cabin that he built on the River Road in Watson. Miss Konkol was very gifted in music and started playing her accordion at age 16, and spent more than 40 years (1943-1983) entertaining, both alone and with the Mary Konkol Orchestra. She entertained at area Senior Citizen Clubs, Nursing Homes, and at many other local events.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville; she was Past President of the Turin V.F.W. Post #8903; was a Life Member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Ladies Auxiliary, was a Life Member of the Polish American Citizens Club, Glenfield, a member of the Singing Water’s Senior Citizens Club, Lowville, A member of the Board of Directors of the Old Glendale Cemetery. She loved music, playing the accordion, singing, planting and taking care of flowers, she loved the trees and woods. She enjoyed listening to Tommy Dorsey, Harry James and Lawrence Welk.
March 3, 1943 to August 28, 2013
Remsen- John Russell Poniktera, 70, of Remsen, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Syracuse, NY, while surrounded by his loving family. He fought a valiant fight against cancer, with the help of many excellent and caring VA doctors and nurses.
John was born in Allentown, PA on March 3, 1943, son of John Joseph and Beulah George Poniktera. He is survived by his wife, Justine Bodley Poniktera; his mother, Beulah, of Ocala, Florida, and his two sons, Richard Allen Poniktera of Constableville, NY and David Wayne Poniktera, of Coopersburg, PA, as well as seven grandchildren: Renee and Alexander; and Caitlin, Chelsea, Chantal, Rhiley and Jacob. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Chastity Poniktera. He had two stepchildren, Debra Richardson, of Utica, NY and John Richardson, of Clay, NY, along with four step grandchildren, Alexandra and Cody Tilford; Samuel and Avery Richardson. He is also survived by his former wife, Joan Proca Sauers, of Myerstown, PA.
John grew up in Colesville, PA until the age of 16, when his family moved to Pleasant Valley, PA in 1959. He graduated from Palisades High School, Class of 1961 where he enjoyed playing soccer. On August 31, 1961, Mr. Poniktera entered the US Army and served in the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood Texas for three years, until his honorable discharge on August 28, 1964.. He served with the US Army Reserves until August 30 1967. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, and Expert Rifle. John continued his education by enrolling in DeVry Technical Institute of Technology, where he studied and completed courses in electrical technology, electronics, and home building construction. He was employed in the construction field until 1985, when he became Facilities Director at Pennswood Village in Newtown, PA, a Continuing Care Retirement Community. He became a certified soccer coach, and enjoyed managing Little League baseball teams for several years.
In 1997 John married Justine Bodley and they resided in Doylestown, PA. After retirement in 1998, the couple moved to Kayuta Lake in Remsen, NY, spending winters in Ocala, Florida. They spent many years traveling the country in their RV, visiting National Parks and Civil War battlefields. John had several hobbies and loved creating an extensive layout for his HO scale model trains. He took up golf in his later years and enjoyed playing in New York and Florida. He also enjoyed helping his many friends and neighbors with household repairs.
His greatest joy was riding his Goldwing Motorcycle on long trips. He traveled with his wife on the cycle to Nova Scotia, the Skyline Drive in VA, the Blue Ridge Parkway to NC, and the Shenandoah National Park. His favorite accomplishment on the cycle was his completion in 2007 of the Southern California Motorcycle Association "USA Four Corners Motorcycle Tour" challenge, stopping in Madawaska, ME, Key West, FL, San Ysidro, CA, and Blaine, WA. Twenty-one days were allowed to finish the course, and he and his friend, Ron Joy, finished the trip in sixteen days. He and Ron have a plaque commemorating their accomplishment at the Four Corners Park in Madawaska, ME.
John renewed his faith and joined the Boonville United Methodist Church where he became a Lay Servant, assisting at the church and giving several sermons. He was also an associate member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Ocala, Florida. He became a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association of Ocala, The Boonville Masonic Lodge165, and the American Legion.
A Memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held at the Boonville United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. with refreshments to follow. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be at a later date at the Doylestown Cemetery, in Doylestown, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boonville United Methodist Church, 105 Ann Street, Boonville, NY 13309.
For an on-line message of sympathy please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
January 17, 1954 to August 11, 2013
Gerald M. Breen passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas. Jerry was born on January 17, 1954 in Boonville, the son of Leslie and Audrey Post Breen. He was a 1972 graduate of Adirondack High School.
Jerry leaves behind his beloved children Jenny Perrine and husband Kevin of Ohio, Justin Breen, Jessica Carney and Julianne Breen-Carney both of Turin, and step-daughters Carey Box and her family, and Jenny Moyers, all of New Mexico. Jerry devoted much of his time to his grandchildren in New Mexico. He also leaves brother and sister-in-law Jack and Brenda Breen of Boonville, sisters and brother-in-laws Pat & Ed Maum of Chittenango and Jackie & Tom Lastowski of Boonville, brother Jim Breen of Canastota, and sister-in-law Paula Breen of New Hartford. Many nieces and nephews will always remember Uncle Jerry's fun loving wit. Jerry was predeceased by his twin brother Terry in March, 2011.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service which will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 28th at Saint Joseph's Church, Boonville. Interment will follow at Saint Joseph's cemetery with a luncheon at the Lastowski's on Lewis Rd.
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