December 28, 1913 to November 11, 2013
Port Leyden: Miss Julie Marion Belmont, 99 of 13926 State Rt. 12, Boonville, and formerly of Elm St. and Whitton Place, Port Leyden and Utica passed away peacefully into God's arms Monday, November 11, 2013 in Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville after a brief illness. Miss Belmont, beloved aunt, great aunt and great-great aunt was surrounded by her closest family members at the time of her death.
She was born in Utica, December 28, 1913, the daughter of Michael and Mary Pugliese Belmont and was a 1931 graduate of Lyons Falls School. She was employed at General Electric, Utica in the radio-receiver department from 1948 until her retirement in 1974. She moved to Lyons Falls and then to Port Leyden after her retirement. She was a member of St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden and the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed baking and was an avid reader.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two brothers Angelo and Frank and two sisters Erland Belmont and Carol Manning.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 AM at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 at the Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC, Port Leyden. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 6:45 PM at the funeral home.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Port Leyden Community Library or St. Martin's Altar and Rosary Society.
December 17, 1929 to November 10, 2013
Boonville- Leon Ivan Bowen, Jr. 80, of Stuckie Road, husband of Wanda, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a brief illness.
Leon was born in Rome, on April 26, 1933, a son of Leon Ivan and Cecilia Elwood Bowen, Sr. He completed his education at Rome Free Academy, later earning his GED, while serving his country from 1956-1958; after his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he served in the Army Reserves for six years.
For 19 years he was employed as a machinist at Revere Copper & Brass Co. of Rome; later he was employed for Domar Co. of Rome, in construction of protective municipal sand domes. His last employment was at Cleo Hughes Horse Farm near Boonville.
On December 24, 1963, Leon was united in marriage with Wanda Prosser at the Lee Center Methodist Church. There after the couple lived in Point Rock for several years before moving to their present home in 1984.
Mr. Bowen was of the Methodist Faith and he enjoyed spending time with this family, hunting, fishing, doing mechanical work on his car and watching NASCAR Races.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four children, Melissa Turner and Pete Hutchins, John Bowen and Ginger Egelston, all of Boonville, Rose Kingsley, Rome and Holly Wright, and husband, Robert, Staley, NC, 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.
His Funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Robert Dean, of the Boonville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment with Military Rites from Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W. and Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville, will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Mohawk Hill. Calling hours are Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stevens Swan Humane Society, 6247 Lamphear Road, Rome, NY 13440.
For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Leon, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
June 6, 1919 to November 5, 2013
Westernville- Marjorie B. (Brownell) Warcup, 94, of Stokes Road, affectionately known as Marge, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a short illness.
She was born in Oneida, on June 6, 1919, a daughter of Earl and Grace Rogers Brownell. Marge grew up on the Brownell homestead farm at the hamlet of Dunn Brook. She received her education at Dunn Brook Rural School, later graduating from Boonville High School, with the Class of 1939.
On June 12, 1946, she was united in marriage with Clifford F. Warcup, at the Rome Methodist Church parsonage. The couple moved to their present home in 1963. From 1960 until she retired in 1980, Mrs. Warcup was employed as a secretary at Griffis Air Force Base in Rome, in the procurement department. For many years the couple enjoyed displaying dairy cattle at the Boonville Oneida County Fair. Mr. Warcup, a WWII Veteran and a retiree of the Department of Transportation, died on January 17, 1984.
Mrs. Warcup was a long time active member of the Westernville United Methodist Church, where she served as a church trustee, and secretary of the United Methodist Women. Later she transferred her membership to the North Western United Methodist Church. For 19 years she served as a correspondent from the Town of Western for the Boonville Herald. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens of Westernville and the Town of Western Historical Society. Marge greatly enjoyed baking.
She is survived by one daughter, Jean M. Dunlap, a grandson, J.J. Dunlap and his wife, Donna, two great grandsons, Henry Dunlap and Jac McEwan, all of Westernville, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Genevieve Clark and a brother, Arthur Brownell.
Her Funeral will be Friday at 10:30 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Westernville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation P.O. Box 1583, Merrifield, VA 22116.
For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Marge, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
April 26, 1923 to November 6, 2013
Lee Center – Gladys E. Pritchard, 90, of Sulphur Springs Road passed away November 6, 2013 at the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany surrounded by her family.
She was born in the Town of Lee on April 26, 1923, a daughter of William B. and Matilda Anderegg Tuthill. She attended the village school at Lee Center and later graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1940. Gladys married Bertrand W. Pritchard on June 30, 1943 at the Lee Center United Methodist Church. The couple operated a dairy farm on the Sulphur Springs Road for over 40 years. Mr. Pritchard died January 14, 2003. Gladys was tax collector for Belcher School until it centralized with West Leyden school. In 1946 she transferred her membership from Lee Center Methodist Church to Point Rock Methodist Church where she was a very active support of the United Methodist Women. She was famous for her homemade rolls and baked goods for the harvest supper and bake sales. She enjoyed her garden and flowers and was grateful for the simple outdoor pleasures. She said “God gave all of it for free”. She was very grateful for having a family of four boy and four girls and her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She had a loving and caring way that attracted young people and children and she will be missed greatly by everyone that knew her.
A special thank-you is extended to the staff at Eastern Star Home and the Middle Settlement Road Wound Care Center for all the wonderful care shown to Gladys. Surviving are her children, Mark and Vernie, Ivan and Molly, Eric and Debbie, Jason and Jeanette, all of Lee Center, Janice and Gary Henderberg, Rome, Eileen and Jim Sturtevant Jr., Lee Center, Elinor and Chris Stevens, Whitesboro and Violet Pritchard, Lee Center; 28 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and 5 great- great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Beatrice Maitland, Lee Center and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Heath Pritchard, December 23, 2012, two great grandchildren, Hannah Grace Kinney and Bobbie Roseann Pritchard; four sisters, Rose Tuthill, Marion Urtz, Clara Hurlbut and Irene Hahn and five brothers, Harold, John, Sanford, Walter and Alfred Tuthill.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Point Rock United Methodist Church with Reverend Debra Wollaber officiating. Burial to follow in Point Rock Cemetery. Calling hours at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville are Friday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Point Rock Methodist Church or Point Rock Cemetery Association.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.mills funeralhomes.com
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