June 10, 1927 to October 21, 2013
Woodgate- Adelia E. (Crump) LaPatra, 86, of Bear Creek Road, passed away suddenly at her home on October 21, 2013.
Adelia was born on June 10, 1927, in Stockholm, NY, a daughter of the late Carl and Mary Burnett Crump. She attended a little country school until 11th grade when her father passed away and she had to work to help support the family. She was predeceased by two husbands, Carl Collette and Donald Bronson. She married Richard LaPatra in 1963 in Pennsylvania. Adelia was a dedicated wife and mother who lived for her family and home.
Adelia is survived by her four children: Gaylord and his wife Betsy Collette, Marlene Bissonette, Darlene and her husband Frank McDougall, and Lana and her husband Steve Crump; seventeen grandchildren, twenty one great-grandchildren, four sisters-in-law: Charlyn Crump, Grace Radideau, Irene Collette, and Edna Goodrich., several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son: Carl H. Collette, and one daughter: Bonnie L. LaPatra, her grandson Kirk Jessmer, her son-in-law Frederick Bissonette, three brothers: Lloyd, Frederick (Sonny), and Lawrence Crump, two sisters: Helen Collette and Geraldine Crump.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., at St. Patrick's Church, Forestport, with Rev. Sean P. O'Brien officiating. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodgate Volunteer Fire Co. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
November 15, 1939 to October 22, 2013
LOWVILLE – Stephan M. Zubrzycki, 73, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 22, 2013, at home on the McCue Road, with his family by his side.
Steve was born November 15, 1939, in the town of Turin, the son of Martin and Katherine Wojnarowski Zubrzycki. He graduated from Lowville Academy and was married to Ruth J. Manzer on September 3, 1960, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church with Rev. Cassian A. Zembrzuski officiating. In 1961, the couple purchased a farm on State Route 12 in West Lowville and operated the dairy farm for 46 years retiring in 2003. Steve and Ruth then sold the farm in 2007 to Sue and Mike Maring what is now known as Tug Hill Vineyards, where they most recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2010. In his retirement, Steve enjoyed working for Herb & Merle Yancey Combining Farms, plowed snow for Dave Johnson’s snowplow service at Tops Plaza and worked at Demko Farms until his death. Steve also was a two term town of Lowville councilman.
Over the years, Steve was well-known as an all-around athlete, playing in county softball and basketball leagues and he was past-president of the church softball league; was an avid golfer who just won the 2013 Monday Night Elks League at Carlowden along with his nephew, Stas Samsa; bowled in the Sunday night league for 54 years; enjoyed playing tennis as a young man and was a proud supporter of LACS Booster Club. He was one of the founding owners of R&R Hunting Club and was one heck of a Euchre player.
Steve was also a member of the Lewis County Marine Corp League Detachment # 754; Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 V.F.W. and life member of Lowville Elk’s Lodge #1605.
Steve is survived by his wife, Ruth; his mother-in-law, Irene Manzer of Lowville; two sons and their wives: Timothy J. and Katherine of Syracuse and Anthony S. and Karen of Lowville; his sister, Sophie Samsa of Lowville and his five grandchildren whom he was so proud of: Benjamin, Chase, Cole and twins Emma and Stephan and several nieces and nephews.
Four brothers: Anthony, Edward, Stanley and Karl Zubrzycki and four sisters: Frances Butula, Janice Pelcher, Louise Vogt and Caroline Williams all died before him.
The “Purpose of Life” is a Life of Purpose. Stephan had a good one, and carried it out to the fullest.
Steve was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, where a funeral mass will be said on Friday, October 25th at 10 A.M. with Rev. Christopher Carrara, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowville Rural Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the Sundquist Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made in Stephan’s name to: Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
To leave an on-line message of symapthy, please visit www.sundquistfh.com
May 30, 1920 to October 16, 2013
CARTHAGE – Arletha F. Arthur, 93, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at The Country Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre where she had resided since 2011.
Arletha was born on May 30, 1920, in town of Denmark, a daughter of the late Warren and Adella Martzloff Adams. She began her schooling in a one-room school house on the East Road and then attended Lowville Free Academy.
Arletha was married to Delevan W. Arthur on September 3, 1938, at the Lowville Methodist Church. The couple made their home on cheese factory hill, Route 812 where they were members of the Lewis County CB Club. Mrs. Arthur was a domestic for local families and cared for and guided many foster children over the years. She retired as a bus driver from Beaver River Central School after 17 years of service and was well-known for her beautiful flower gardens and her “green thumb” talent to grow most anything. Arletha simply loved being “mom” and “grandma” to all and opened her home for many family gatherings. In later years, she enjoyed sitting on the front porch, watching the traffic go by with her dog, “Happy” on her lap. She has loved and been loved by so many.
Mrs. Arthur was a former member of the Church of the Nazarene. Her husband passed away on July 22, 1997.
Surviving Mrs. Arthur are her children: Barbara Edick of Castorland, Delevan W. Arthur, Jr. and Margaret of Rockford, IL, Linda and James Lee of Lowville and Cynthia and Kevin Doyle of New Bremen; her step-sister, Margaret Russell of Fine; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was known as ‘grandma’” to many, many more. She was predeceased by two brothers: Gerald N. “Jerry” Adams, Sr. and Kenneth V. Adams, Sr.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19th at the Sundquist Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bruce W. Lyndaker, Pastor of Emmaus Bible Fellowship Lowville, officiating. Burial will follow at the Lowville Rural Cemetery.
Family and friends may call on Friday evening the 18th at the funeral home from 6-9 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made in Arletha’s name to: Croghan Ambulance Fund or The Country Manor Nursing Rehab. Centre, with attention to the Activities Department.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.sundquistfh.com
October 29, 1939 to October 9, 2013
Constableville- Paul J. Panik, Sr., 73, of John St., husband of Christine, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, while traveling to visit his nephew and his wife, Ben and Jenny Desmond, in Annapolis, MD.
Paul was born in Little Falls, on October 29, 1939, a son of Paul and Jennie Zorce Panik. He grew up in Little Falls where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1957. In September, 1957, Mr. Panik began his service to his country entering the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served state side as a Radio Relay Operator. He was honorably discharged in September, 1960, thereafter serving in the Marine Corps Reserves until September, 1963.
After serving his country, Paul returned to Little Falls, later moving to the Utica area where he lived for many years. He attended Utica College and for 35 years he was employed at General Electric Co. of Utica, as a Metrologist in the manufacture of aero space products, retiring in 1994. He was married to Barbara Perri; later the couple was divorced.
In July, 2001, Mr. Panik moved to Constableville; on September 15, 2001, Paul was married to Christine Desmond at the Mohawk Country Club of Niskayuna, NY.
He was a member of Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, Detachment #961, Boonville, the White Otter Fish and Game Club, Woodgate and the Southern Tug Hill Sno-Riders, snowmobile club. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing in his early years, and golfing and snowmobiling in more recent times.
In addition to his wife, Christine, Paul is survived by his beloved children: a daughter, Suzanne (Robin) Hagadorn, Fort Johnson; and one son, Paul J. Panik, Jr. Herkimer. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph. Also surviving are three cherished nephews: Matthew (Alejandra) Desmond, Quantico, VA, Jeffrey (Dolores) Desmond, Kaneohe, HI, and Benjamin (Jennifer) Desmond, Annapolis, MD, and his cherished great niece, Sofia, and grand nephews Michael, Andrew and Henry.
A visitation will be on Friday, October 18, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where members of the Tun Tavern Marine Corps Det. # 961, the Charles J. Love Post # 406, American Legion and the Harland J. Hennessey Post #5538 V.F.W. will conduct services at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend services on Saturday, October 19, at 1:30 P.M. at the Veteran's Memorial in Boonville Cemetery, where Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien will officiate and where members of the above military posts will render Military Rites. Paul's ashes will be laid to rest at a later date in the columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League Detachment # 961, Annual Appeal, P.O. Box 315, Boonville, NY 13309, or to Constableville Fire Co. Constableville, NY 13325.
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