April 26, 1933 to November 3, 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
July 5, 1921 to November 2, 2013
Boonville- Harry Erlo Capron, 92, of Boonville, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, the 2nd of November, surrounded by family. He was the son of Erlo Barnes Capron and Susie Clark Capron. He was born in Boonville on July 5, 1921.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Bernice Hayes (William), and his brother Norman Capron, and his brother in-law Bud Larrivey.
He is survived by his wife Jean Capron, his children John Capron (Gloria) of Modena, NY; William Capron of Portland, OR; David Capron (Donna) of Romulus, MI; Susan Capron Davis (Thom) of Chicago, IL; Bruce Capron (Barbara) of Westernville, NY; Marjorie Capron Mahaffy (John) of Boonville, NY; and Andrew Capron (Joyce) of Canton, GA; fourteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Surviving siblings include his sister Eleanor Zeigler (Robert), brother Clint Capron (Betty), sister in-law Marleen Capron, sister in-law Marjorie Larrivey, and several nieces and nephews.
He completed high school in 1939, where he was a competitive small bore shooter, and would compete at Camp Perry, Ohio in the Civilian Military Training Camps program, firing the 1903 Springfield at 1000 yards, and test firing the prototype M-1. Additionally, in his youth, he hunted and fished the North Lake and Boonville Gorge areas.
Harry served in the US Army Air Corps, 7th Air Force, in the Pacific Theater, as a Tail Gunner on the B-24 Bomber "Galvanized Goose," completing 30 combat missions, plus many reconnaissance and support missions. He would leave the service as a Staff Sergeant, decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross as a result of aerial combat in which the three bomber formation he was assigned to was engaged by approximately 40 Japanese Zeros. He was credited with one confirmed kill and one probable. He was awarded the Air Medal five times, and was the last surviving member of his flight crew.
Following his military service, he married Jean Flint of Harrington Park, NJ on September 22, 1945. This union has lasted 68 years.
He began his working career at Revere Copper & Brass prior to his military service. After his military service, he worked at Willard Press in Boonville as a printer. He later worked as a carpenter and a guard at Griffiss Airbase. He and his family lived on the Millers Woods Road in Boonville until 1964 when he purchased the farm on the Jackson Hill Road from which he and Jean would retire and relocate to their current home in the village. Harry served the Boonville community as Assessor and Town Councilman, and participated in a number of local government education programs. He so loved this community.
He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Harland J. Hennessy Post 5538, and the American Legion.
He was a 70 year member of the Boonville Fire Company, an organization he was so very, very proud to be a member of.
He was a General Class Amateur Radio Operator with the call sign of WA2OFK, and one of the founding members of the Boonville Amateur Radio Club. He was also an active personal computer user. He was also a weather watcher for two local TV channels.
The family would like to especially thank Bambi Freeman for her thoughtfulness and support. They would like to also thank Dave Pritchard and the Boonville Fire Company and Ambulance Corp and Hospice and Palliative Care for their kindness, support and generosity.
His Funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien will officiate. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery, where members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion Post 406, Harland J. Hennessey Post 5538 V.F.W. and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville will render Military Rites. Calling hours are Tuesday 6-8 P.M. and Wednesday 9:30 A.M. until the time of the funeral at the funeral home. Members of the Charles J. Love American Legion Post 406, Harland J. Hennessey Post 5538, and Tun Tavern Marine Corps League will meet at the funeral home in a group on Tuesday for a service at 7:00 P.M. and members of Boonville Fire Co. will meet in a group on Tuesday for a service at 7:30 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to The Boonville Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309.
For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Harry, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
January 23, 1982 to November 3, 2013
Turin – William E. Hutchins Jr., 31, of Route 26, passed away on November 3, 2013.
He was born in Lowville, NY on January 23, 1982, a son of William E. Sr. and Patsy Cook Hutchins. He spent his early years in Port Leyden moving to Carthage and attend Carthage Schools. He enjoyed lacrosse and loved music.
Surviving are his father, William E. Hutchins Sr., Boonville; his mother, Patsy Greenlow, Watertown; one sister, Beth Anne Hutchins, Watertown; his girlfriend, Jennifer Rice, Turin; half-brothers and half-sisters, Joseph of Turin, Patrick of North Carolina, Crystal of Parish, NY, Renee of Texas and Billi Jo of Minnesota.
Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 9- 11 a.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
June 26, 1954 to October 29, 2013
West Leyden- Beverly M. Bronson, 78, of Ammon Road, widow of James, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Constableville, on November 28, 1934, a daughter of Fay L. and Amelia Veronica Myers Ackerman, Sr. Beverly grew up near Constableville, where she graduated from high school with the Class of 1953. On June 26, 1954, she was united in marriage with James Bronson, in Constableville. After that the couple lived in Blue Mountain Lake, moving to West Leyden in 1956. Mrs. Bronson was a home maker who found much joy in raising her family. Mr. Bronson, a US Army Veteran, and diesel mechanic, died on April 20, 1994.
Beverly was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Boonville, where she had been active in women's ministries. She enjoyed crafts, playing the piano, putting together puzzles and gardening. She greatly loved her family and her two cats.
She is survived by three sons, Curtis J. Bronson, and Mark J. Bronson, both of Norway, NY, Eric J. Bronson, Clinton NY; two daughters, Cynthia M. (Gary) Parritt, West Leyden, and April A. Bronson, Cold Brook, NY, eleven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Beverly was the last of her family; she was predeceased by sisters, Joan Stanford, Alaire Baron, Ann Brown, Grace Doran, Blanche Jones and by brothers, Fay L. Ackerman, Jr. Leonard J. Ackerman and Lincoln who was killed in WW II.
Her Funeral will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Rt. 12 Boonville, with interment in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 5-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to West Leyden Fire Company, West Leyden, NY 13489.
For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Beverly, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
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