August 26, 1921 to Juy 28, 2013
TURIN - Bernice Ruth Wojnowski, 91, of East Main Street and recently Sunset Nursing Home, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital with her family at her side.
Bernice was born August 26, 1921, on the family farm on the Carpenter Road, Houseville, the daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Hadik Paluck. She attended rural schools on the Carpenter Road and in the Turin area.
Bernice was very proud to have served her country in the U.S. Army Air Force, “WAC’S” during World War II from 1944 to 1946 and was honorably discharged. After the war, Bernice lived in Warsaw, NY, working at the Warsaw Button Factory for a short time.
Bernice married Matthew C. Wojnowski on August 23, 1947, at Coudersport, PA. Matthew died on May 16, 2006. She later worked as a seamstress for Kristen International in Turin.
Bernice was a member of the Turin United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and volunteered for many church activities.
Bernice was well known in the Turin area for being an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed it like a hobby. She loved gardening, canning, being a homemaker and her family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Matthew P. & Nancy Wojnowski of Chugiak, AK; Rodney P. & Lydia Wojnowski of Turin; her grandchildren, Matthew Q. & Audra Wojnowski; Michael Wojnowski; Krysta & Aaron Gard; Diana & Scot Luther; two sisters, Theresa & Edward Ingersoll of Lowville; Caroline Matula of Boonville.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Victoria Wasco, Mary Wasco and brother, John Paluck.
Funeral services will be held at the Sundquist Funeral Home on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Joan Ripp officiating. Military burial will be in Turin Cemetery. Calling hours will be prior to the service on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in Bernice’s name to Turin Fire Department, Main Street, Turin, NY 13473.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.sundquistfh.com
March 27, 1926 to July 22, 2013
LYONS FALLS - Anne E. Maciejko, 87, of Shibley Road, passed away Monday evening, July 22, 2013 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.
The funeral will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Deacon James Chaufty, officiating. Burial will follow in Lowville Rural Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. She is survived by two sons, Mike and his wife, Tami Maciejko of Colorado; Joe and his wife, Alice Maciejko of Constableville; a daughter, Mary Maciejko of New Jersey; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband, Ralph Maciejko, who died April 3, 1989; a daughter, Shirley Ann Maciejko, who died March 5, 2011; a brother, Francis “Satch” Wetmore; and three sisters, Georgia Stone Beaty, Patricia Converse, and Sally Wicks.
Anne was born March 27, 1926 in Lowville, a daughter of the late Leslie and Winifred Reape Wetmore. She attended Lowville Academy and worked in Rome, NY prior to her marriage. On May 31, 1946 she married Ralph W. Maciejko. Together with her husband, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm on Route 12D in Constableville from 1951 until 1976, when they retired, and moved to their home on Shibley Road in Lyons Falls.
Mrs. Maciejko was a communicant of St. John’s Catholic Church in Lyons Falls. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and quilting.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
May 17, 1951 to July 20, 2013
Boonville - John Henry Szyikowski (1951-2013), a native of Boonville and long-time resident of Albion, NY, passed to his eternal reward on Saturday, July 20, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his mother, Myra (nee Worden), his wife, Susan (nee Walsh), his daughter, Meghan (Mark) Mambretti and three grandchildren; Joseph, Molly and Alexandra. He is pre-deceased by his father Henry John, and his sister, Susan Jane.
John was a graduate of Adirondack Central Schools and Mohawk Valley Community College. Beginning as Assistant Director of Campus Safety at Genesee Community College, John spent his entire career in law enforcement. He worked at SUNY Brockport, where he was the youngest person in the State to rise to the level of lieutenant. He also served as both instructor and Director of the University Police Basic Training at the NYS Police Academy. Ultimately, he rose to the level of Deputy Chief of University Police and Public Safety for SUNY, overseeing state-wide training and other operational issues for the University Police Officers. In his retirement he became a Senior Staff Associate for SUNY Empire State College. His personnel file contains numerous commendations for his police service and three times he was honored by the Campus Presidents for developing and managing safety programs that protected the campus community.
John was an active member and past Exulted Ruler of the Boonville Elks Lodge #2158. He was an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. In retirement, he returned to his ancestral Adirondack home to care for his mother. He enjoyed being outdoors and most importantly spending time with his grandchildren to whom he was affectionately known as "Yogi". He will be remembered as a quiet, calm, and intelligent man.
The family will be present at the Trainor Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 24 from 2-4 and 6-8. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ Our Hope/St. Joseph's Church on Thursday at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in John's name to the Boonville Elk's Lodge #2158, P.O. Box 281, Boonville, to support their charity work or to the American Cancer Society, Oneida/Herkimer Branch Office 100 Lomond Place, Utica, NY 13502.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of John, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
May 1, 1936 to July 20, 2013
LOWVILLE – Franklyn F. “Frank” Gowing, 77, died at his home on Saturday evening, July 20th.
Born May 1, 1936, in New Bremen, the son of the late Nelson and Mina Smith Gowing, Mr. Gowing graduated from Lowville Academy in 1954, where he was quarterback of the undefeated football team of 1953. He also excelled in basketball, baseball and track. Mr. Gowing served in the US Marine Corps from 1954 until 1957. He was a graduate of Canton ATC with a degree in criminal justice.
In 1958, Mr. Gowing joined the NYS Police as a trooper. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1964 and to Zone Sergeant in 1971. He retired from the State Police in 1978, after 20 years of service. After his retirement from the State Police, he was employed as Director of Security for ABC Sports at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. He later served as the Director of Training for the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Police force at Hogansburg, NY. He was employed by Lewis County from 1982-1984 as the Director of Disaster Preparedness He later served as under-sheriff and acting sheriff of Jefferson County. Mr. Gowing was employed by the Fort Drum Provost Marshal office since 1987, where he was chief of physical security and retired from that position.
He married the former Kathleen Ransiear on May 3, 1986, at the Lowville United Methodist Church with Rev. Bradley Hunt officiating. In 1990, their marriage was blessed by Rev. David R. Weezorak at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glenfield.
Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Gary and Lorraine Gowing of Colton; Karen and Walter Benny of Huachuca City, AZ; Katherine (Gowing) Goolden of Sterling; N. Steven and Stacy Gowing of Tucson, AZ; Debra and Andrew Dow of Potsdam; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and William Eisenschmid of Florida. He was predeceased by a sister, Ellen Kampnich and step-father, Robert Curtis.
Mr. Gowing was a communicate of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lowville and was also a member of the former Troopers Association of NYS, the Lowville Elks Lodge #1605, the Croghan American Legion Post #1663 and the Lewis County Detachment #754 Marine Corps League.
A funeral mass will be said on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating. A military burial will follow at the Lowville Rural Cemetery.
A calling hour will be on Wednesday from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. followed by a 9:15 a.m. prayer service at the Sundquist Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Memorial Fund, 5439 Shady Avenue, Lowville, NY 13367, or to a charity of one's choice.
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