February 21, 1922 to September 30, 2013
LOWVILLE- A memorial service for Beryl J. Gingerich, 91, Brookside Circle, will be held 11 AM Thursday October 3rd at the Lowville Mennonite Church. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan.
Beryl died Sunday night in Watertown at the Ellis Farm Hospice Facility.
Born in the Town of Lowville on February 21, 1922 to Samuel and Barbara Lehman Gingerich, Beryl attended a country school in the town of Watson and graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1938. He married Marion Jantzi in May 1946 at the Lowville Mennonite Church. They operated a dairy farm in Lowville until 1975. Marion died in 1977. On November 23, 1978, he married Eunice Zehr at the Lowville Mennonite Church with her brother, Rev. Richard Zehr officiating.
After selling the farm, he was employed at the Lowville Farmers Coop in the lumber yard. He also volunteered at Beaver Camp for several years.
Beryl loved spending time in his sugarbush and making maple syrup and was a member of the American Maple Museum. He was active in many roles at church, was an avid reader, loved travelling, woodworking, and visiting his grandchildren.
Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Samuel (Erin Holmes), Pierre South Dakota, Jane(Paul) Lehman, N. Tonawanda, New York, Florine(Douglas Purcell), Edmonds, Washington, Barbara Baker, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Janelle(Stephen) Corn, Florence, Montana.
Also surviving Beryl are a sister, Lila Widrick, Croghan; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A sister, Joan Zehr died before him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Beaver Camp, 8884 Buck Point Rd., Lowville. Online condolence can be shared at www.adirondackfh.com
August 6, 1936 to September 27, 2013
Constableville- Helen V. (Moshier) Williamson, 77, of West St., wife of Milton J. passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013, at Lewis Co. General Hospital, Lowville, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family.
She was born in Lowville, on August 6, 1936, a daughter of Leo and Florence Louise Wood Moshier. Helen grew up in Lyons Falls and received her education through 12th grade at Port Leyden Central School. Her first employment was as a waitress and later as a chef for several years at Hotel Parquet, Constableville; later for several years she was employed as a chef at the Tow Path Inn in Turin. Mrs. Williamson greatly enjoyed cooking and received a great measure of pleasure and satisfaction from catering weddings, and special family celebrations in the Constableville area
On January 2, 1954, Helen was united in marriage with Milton J. Williamson, at Pilgrim Holiness Church, Port Leyden. Milt and Helen lived on West Street in Constableville, for their entire 59 years of married life.
Mrs. Williamson was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Constableville. She especially enjoyed card playing and bowling. She was a member of the bowling league in Constableville and also the Monday Night Bowling League, and Senior Bowling League in Boonville. She was also a member of Constableville Senior Citizens.
In addition to her husband, Milton, Helen is survived by one son and daughter in law, David M. and Joan F. Williamson, Constableville; two daughters and sons in law, Darlene J. and Wayne Kirk and Elaine M. and Alan Brown, all of Boonville; six grandchildren, Sheri (Walter) Berwick, Jr, West Leyden, Christine (Leigh) Apple, Springfield, TN, James (Stephanie) Williamson, Albany, Matthew (Olga) Kirk, Rome, Danielle Brown, Boonville and Jorie (David) Connor, Indiana, five great grandchildren, Ryan Berwick, Molly Perretta, Kasayla Salazar, Robert Pitts, Jr, and Christian Salazar. A granddaughter Kathleen Stage Nash, predeceased her. Also surviving is one sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Leffingwell, Dayton, OH, three half brothers, John Moshier, Adams, Grant Moshier, Constabelville and Earl King, Bradenton, Fla; five half sisters, Lorana and James Sherman, PA, Lila and Carl Gozalkowski, Port Leyden, Jenny Slade, Henderson Harbor, Marlene and Henry Hudler, NC., and Freda and Jerry Catlin, Penn Yan. She was predeceased by three half brothers, Vince I. Moshier, Leo Moshier and Chummy King. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Tuesday 1-4 p.m. at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. with a prayer service led by Rev. Linda Logan, pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonville, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. A luncheon will immediately follow the visitation and prayer service, at the Constableville Fire Hall. The Office for the Burial of the Dead with the Holy Eucharist will be on Friday, October 4, at 1 P.M. at St. Paul's Church, Constableville, where Rev. William Wheeler, Episcopal Priest, will officiate. Interment will follow in Constableville Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Constableville Fire Department Ambulance Fund.
For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Helen, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
September 15, 1946 to September 26, 2013
Port Leyden- Elaine J. (Carpenter) Dexter, 67, of West Main St., wife of Lowell F. passed away after a long illness, on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at her residence, while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Lewis Co. Hospice.
She was born in Barretts Corners, on September 15, 1946, a daughter of William F. and Marian Leichty Carpenter. Later, as a child she moved with her family from Locust Grove to the Carpenter homestead farm on the Bailey Road, Constableville. Elaine attended Constableville Elementary School and Constableville High School through the 11th grade, before completing her education as the first class of graduates from the new South Lewis Central School, Tuirn, with the Class of 1964. Thereafter for over 20 years, she was employed as a seamstress at Lally Manufacturing Co. of Port Leyden.
Elaine was united in marriage with Lowell F. Dexter, on October 29, 1966, at Mt. Carmel Church, Utica. In 1967 the couple settled in Port Leyden, where they have since lived.
Mrs. Dexter was a member of St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden. She loved her two cats, Fluffy and Missy and enjoyed being a Yankee Fan, and crafting jewelry which she loved giving to her family and friends.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Darren L. Dexter, Port Leyden; her mother, Marian Carpenter, Constableville; four brothers, William (Pat) Carpenter, John (Janette) Carpenter, Clint (Melissa) Carpenter, all of Boonville, Ned (Becky) Carpenter, Constableville; three sisters, Rosalie White, Boonville, Susan (Tim) LaRoy, and Jacqueline Carpenter and Kim Felshaw, all of Constableville. She was predeceased by her father, William, in 1987, a brother, Brad, in 1975, and a sister, Christine Elizabeth, in 1973. Also surviving is a sister in law, Cherie Mashaw, Boonville; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A prayer will be Tuesday at 9:45 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours are Monday 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
February 18, 1961 - September 25, 2013
LOWVILLE- Robert T. Kelley, 52, of Shady Avenue, affectionately known as "Corn", died Wednesday September 25, 2013.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, in Lowville Rural Cemetery with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, officiating. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
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