October 1, 1926 to November 27, 2013
Boonville- Donald F. Young, Sr., 87 of Post St. a native and life resident of Boonville and husband of Mabel, passed away at his residence, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 while surrounded by the loving care of his family and hospice.
He was born on October 1, 1926, a son of Frederick and Hazel Peters Young. Don grew up on Seiter St., and received his education in Boonville; afterwards he was employed at Rome Soap Factory.
Mr. Young served his country, during WWII, in the United States Navy, from 1944, until his honorable discharge at Lido Beach, LI in July, 1946.
On May 1, 1948, in Boonville, Donald was united in marriage with Mabel Schleicher Young. This was a happy and blessed union of 60 years, until Mabel passed away on November 5, 2008.
After serving his country, Don began his employment at Gould Paper Co. in Lyons Falls, where he was employed for over 40 years, retiring from the paper testing lab of Georgia Pacific Paper Co. in 1988.
Don was a member of the First Baptist Church of Boonville, and the Charles J. Love Post American Legion. He enjoyed doing carpentry, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He enjoyed time spent at this hunting camp. He will be fondly remembered for his keen sense of humor and for the many ways that Don reached out to help people wherever he was. In addition to his wife and family he greatly enjoyed Yankees Baseball, music and playing different musical instruments.
He is survived by his children, Franklin Young, Boonville, Brenda Webster, Constableville, Kim (Linda) Young, Boonville, Jill Young, Boonville, and Trudy (Melvin) Drake, Lee Center. A son, Donnie, predeceased him in 1977. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Rory, in 2009. Also surviving are three sisters, Sandy (Charles) Matthews, Boonville, Shirley Edick, South Carolina, and Virginia Siegler, Rome. He was predeceased by a brother Lynn, who died at birth and by sisters, Velma Young and Vera Gladwin.
His Funeral will be Saturday at 4:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Joseph Feller, of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment in the spring with Military Rites will be in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Saturday from 1-4 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society Oneida/Herkimer Branch Office 100 Lomond Place Utica, NY 13502.
For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Don, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
August 24, 1926 to December 1, 2013
GLENFIELD - Maxine O. Verdin, 87, formerly of West Main Street in Watertown, died Sunday morning, December 1, 2013 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where she was a resident since December of 2012. Maxine lived for a short time on the Glenfield Road.
Maxine was born in Jacksonville, Florida on August 24, 1926 the daughter of the late Herman L. and the late Catherine L. Bessent Saucer. She married Richard T. Verdin, Jr. on October 18, 1945 at Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. William F. Oddy officiating.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl E. and Vernon E. Bailey of Glenfield; four grandchildren, Michelyn E. Bailey; Nichelle L. and Matthew Billhardt; Beau J. and Denielle Bailey; Tanja Bailey and Timothy Jackson; seven great grandchildren and a great-great grandson and granddaughter; two sisters, Christine Holobrodek of Aurora, CO; Edith MacDowell of Oregon; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Saucer of Jacksonville, FL and Betty Saucer of Yuma, AZ.
Maxine is predeceased by her husband, Richard T. Verdin, Jr. June 2, 2012; a son, Jon Richard Verdin; a grandson, Cory S. Bailey; her four brothers, James, John, Marvin, and Charles Saucer; a sister, Catherine “Kitty”; and a sister-in-law, Marge Saucer.
Mrs. Verdin worked at Woolworths in Watertown and watched children in her own home and did childcare at the home of several families in the Watertown area.
Maxine was a member of Watertown Assembly of God, Watertown Modern Square Dance Club, Northside Mother’s Club, She and Richard were members of Northside Improvement League, Inc., and Maxine and Richard were snowbirds going south in the winter.
A funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville with Mike Ryan, Pastor of Watertown Assembly of God officiating.
Calling hours for family and friends will be on Tuesday December 3rd, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 P.M. prior to the service.
Burial for family and friends will be in Dexter Cemetery on Wednesday December 4th at 11:00 A.M.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.sundquistfh.com
February 24, 1930 to November 25, 2013
CROGHAN, NY ~ Thomas E. Duflo, 83, of 8749 Soft Maple Rd., Croghan, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 25, 2013, at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of Lewis County.
Born Thomas Everett Duflo on February 24, 1930 in Croghan, NY, a son of Thomas and Petronella Ostrowski Duflo, he graduated from Fr. Leo Memorial School in Croghan in 1948.
He married Nancy J. Beck on October 14, 1950 at St. Martin’s Church in Port Leyden, NY. Mrs. Duflo died January 20, 1992.
In his younger years, Mr. Duflo served in the Air National Guard as a meteorologist for 6 years. He later owned and operated a farm machinery business with his brother, Francis. In 1955, he built and developed Duflo Airport in New Bremen, and shortly after, developed Duflo Spray Chemical and became an aerial applicator, spraying crops for farmers, sugar bushes, black flies, and mosquitoes locally, and in the Adirondack Mountains. He was hired by World Health Organization to work in Ghana, Africa and the Dominican Republic to spray for disease-carrying mosquitoes which were causing sickness and blindness to the natives in Ghana. He taught the native pilots to spray during the months he was in Africa.
Professionally, Tom was a pioneer and inventor of many aerial spray application methods, including engineered aerial spray systems, equipping numerous single engine planes, and Duflo Aero Spray Systems used in twin engine application. He was an accomplished and well-respected pilot with an impeccable safety record. The FAA appointed him to be an examiner for many years, providing student pilots with their pilot’s license. He retired from Duflo Spray Chemical as a spray pilot in 1994.
In 1986, he started Prime TV Systems, which introduced satellite dishes to the North Country. He and his wife Nancy started Air Age Travel along with Prime TV in West Carthage, NY. From 1965 through 1980, he managed several snowmobile racing teams and proudly produced several world champions, including his daughter Marcia, and son, Jeffrey, in 1975 at Weedsport, NY.
He married Betty L. Brouty on July 15, 1994 at St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan, with the Rev. Leo Wiley, officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Dr. Paul Vanier, Carthage, and Denise and Dennis Goldmann, Cazenovia, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Renee Duflo, New Bremen; seven grandchildren, Jon-Paul (Melissa) Vanier, N. Bangor, NY, Justin (Leslie) Vanier, Broken Arrow, OK, Jason (Whitney) Vanier, Gilford, NH, Dr. Kara Goldmann, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, Eric Goldmann, Cazenovia, Brittney Duflo, New Bremen, and Garret Duflo, St. Louis, MO; two great grandchildren, Ethan and Scarlett Vanier, Broken Arrow, OK; a brother, James Duflo, Lowville, NY; a sister, Isabel Bush, Soft Maple, NY, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Marion Duflo, a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Clark Johndrow, a sister-in-law, Dorothy Duflo, and a brother-in-law, James Bush.
Thomas enjoyed flying, hunting, snowmobiling, traveling, NASCAR, making engines run faster, and time on the lake with family and friends.
He was a communicant of St. Peter’s Church (now St. Peter’s Oratory) in New Bremen, and St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan, and was a member of Kelly Hill and Beaver Meadow Hunting Clubs, and Lowville, NY BPO Elk’s Lodge #1605.
Tom’s funeral will be on Saturday, November 30, 2013, beginning with a 9:45 a.m. Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Daniel L. Chapin, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours for family and friends will be on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367, or to the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department, Croghan, NY 13327.
To view Tom’s on-line obituary or leave a message of sympathy, please visit www.scanlonfuneral.com
March 28, 1933 to November 25, 2013
Boonville- Lynn A. Tousley, 80, of Pine Lane, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.
Lynn was born in Lacona, on March 28, 1933, a son of Leon and Mildred Lane Tousley. He grew up on his parent's farm, later moving to the Rome Developmental Center, where he resided for many years until 1988 when he moved to Boonville, residing at Sheehan IRA on Pine Lane.
He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, attending concerts, the Boonville Oneida County Fair, and the Woodsmen's Field Days Parade.
He is survived by a cousin John (Barbara) Hulbert, Watertown.
His family extends a sincere note of thanks and appreciation to UCP for the kind and dedicated care they gave to Lynn for many years.
Funeral Services are Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in Pulaski Cemetery, Pulaski, NY. A Calling hour will be Friday from 10 A.M. until the funeral.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
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