April 15, 1939 to May 28, 2013
Stanley J. Evans, 74, of Brookside Circle, a former resident of Mechanic St. Port Leyden, and husband of Nancy, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Lewis Co. General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness. He was born in Lowville, on April 15, 1939, a son of Charles and Frances Schwenk Evans. Stanley grew up on the West Road near Turin, and attended school in Constableville, through the 11th grade. Later he earned his GED. For several years he and his brother in law, Patrick M. Kelly were partners in residential and commercial painting and wall papering throughout Lewis County. After that Mr. Evans was employed for several years as a carpenter for Law Bros. Construction Co. of Lyons Falls, before his employment with F.J. Smith & Sons Paving Co. of Constabelville, retiring in 2000. Stanley was united in marriage with Nancy A. Kelly on June 24, 1957, at St. Mary's Church, Constableville. After that the couple lived on the West Road, Turin, before moving to Port Leyden. He was a member of St. Hedwig's Church, Houseville and St. Mary's Church, Constableville. Mr. Evans practically grew up at the Snow Ridge Ski Area of Turin and became one of the premier downhill skiers in the east. While in high school, he was a member of the Junior National Ski Team, representing Northern New York in downhill ski racing in Reno, NV. He also participated in NASTAR Downhill Ski Racing, placing 3rd in his age group at Park City Utah. Later in another NASTAR event at Lake Tahoe CA, he was the winner for his age group and his son, Bruce, placed third in his age group, in the same race. For many years Stanley was a ski instructor and coach at Snow Ridge Ski Area of Turin. For several years he was the Team Instructor for the Eastern Demonstration Ski Team, a team that trained other ski team instructors and coaches on the east coast. For many years he coached Turin Little League teams and the Little League All Star Team. He enjoyed bowling on several Constableville and Turin area bowling teams and he enjoyed playing golf. Mr. Evans was an avid hunter; he was a member of Dreen Camp on the Fairchild Hunting Club. In addition to his wife, Nancy, Stanley is survived by one daughter, Lucinda M. Simpson, Port St. Lucie, Fla; two sons and daughters in law, Bruce M. and Kathleen, Watertown, Danial R. and Marcia, Chads Ford, PA; grandchildren, Amanda Simpson, Billy, and his wife, Becky, Luke and Alicia Evans and Michael and Jacob Evans. At the present time, Stanley was anticipating the birth of his first great grandchild, who is expected in August. He was predeceased by a son William J. who died in infancy in 1962, and by a brother, Charles H. "Sonny" Evans, on June 24, 1963, and by his son in law, Roger Simpson, in 2011. Also surviving are three sisters, Marilyn Morrow, Keystone Heights, Fla, Beverly (Ramon) Myers, Myerstown, PA, and Aletha (Howard) Cook, Festus, Missouri. His Funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc, 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Constableville. Calling hours are Friday 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis Co. Extended Care Facility, Resident Activities Fund at 7785 North State St. Lowville, NY 13367.
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January 13, 1921 to May 27, 2013
Boonville- Helen M. Mihalko, 92, widow of Joseph, a former resident of Rt. 12, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2011.She was born in Throop, Pennsylvania, on January 13, 1921, a daughter of Peter and Margaret Korman Mohnach. Helen grew up in Pennsylvania, later moving to Detroit, MI. On October 5, 1938, she was united in marriage with Joseph Mihalko, Sr. at St. Bernard's Church, Detroit, MI. In 1953, the family moved to Boonville, and purchased the "Bonnie Brook" dairy farm on Rt. 12 south of Boonville. Together the couple operated this farm until 1980, when they retired. At that time the dairy farm was purchased by one of their sons, Joseph. In 1980, the couple moved to Moose River Road, where she resided until entering the nursing home. Mr. Mihalko died on November 23, 1995. Mrs. Mihalko was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, Secretary and member of Daughters of Isabella St. Clare Circle, # 493, and a member of St. Joseph's Altar & Rosary Society. She greatly enjoyed bowling and bowled on a Boonville area league for 45 years. Helen was a terrific cook and baker who will be fondly remembered for her home made noodles and Polish dishes. She also loved berry picking. Helen is survived by two sons, Joseph Mihalko, James (Audrey) Mihalko, all of Boonville; and two daughters, Donna Gunzinger, Cobleskill, NY and Patricia Mihalko, Richfield Springs, NY; ten grandchildren, Barb, Sandy, Laurie, Edward, Randy Mihalko, Geoff Mihalko, Brian Mihalko, Jamie Mihalko, Kristi Kenney and Ryan Gunzinger, and seven great grandchildren. Mrs. Mihalko was predeceased by three sisters, Margaret Barsh, Mary Simonick and Anna Kafka, and by two brothers, John and William Mohnach. Her Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Charles St. Boonville, where Rev. Sean P. O'Brien, pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to The Christ Our Hope Roman Catholic Community of Northern Oneida County, Memorial Fund, 108 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Helen, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
April 26, 1955 to May 28, 2013
GLENFIELD – Karl Michael Krokowski, 58, of Schoolhouse Road, passed away Tuesday morning, May 28, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and close friends, after a long and courageous battle with Muscular Dystrophy. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Salem Christian Fellowship, Beaver Falls, with Rev. Bryan Catlin, Pastor, officiating. Calling hours are Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karl’s name to 3G Fire Department, P.O. Box 112, Glenfield, NY 13343 or to a local volunteer organization of your choice. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Donna; two sons, Todd R. and his wife, Jessica, of Niskayuna, NY; Andrew J. of Glenfield; his most loved grandson, Samuel Jameson Krokowski; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia Krokowski of Constableville; a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Jerry Weiman of Watertown; aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a huge extended family and many, many friends. He is predeceased by his parents. Karl was born on April 26, 1955 in Lowville, a son of the late Alexander and Edith Hicks Krokowski. He went to Constableville Elementary School, and graduated from South Lewis Central School in 1973. After graduation, he attended Jefferson Community College for a year. He was a partner with his father and brother on the family farm for several years. On February 18, 1978, he married Donna Jean Gaylord at Turin United Methodist Church. Karl returned to Jefferson Community College and finished his accounting degree. He started his own business, North Country Tax and Records in 1984, retiring from the business in 2010. Karl started an accounting business, Krokowski, Inc., this year with his son Andy. Karl was a member Salem Christian Fellowship, Beaver Falls. He was a member and Director Emeritus of the Lewis County Agricultural Society, where he also served as treasurer for many years. He was on the board of directors and served as treasurer of the Lewis County Historical Society for many years. He was co-founder of AYSO in the South Lewis Area. Karl was a motivational speaker at Kid’s Kamp at South Lewis Central School for many summers, where he spoke to the children about adversity. His motto at Kid’s Kamp, and throughout his life, was “We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails”. Karl sang in barbershop quartets, enjoyed writing, and being in community theatre productions at South Lewis Central School. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his family and friends. Karl loved to laugh. Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
March 15, 1946 to May 21, 2013
Eleanor A. (Schmelzle) Marriott, affectionately known as "Ellie," 67, of State Rt. 28, and also a resident of Daytona Beach, Fla, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2013, at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Fla. She was born in Utica, on March 15, 1946, a daughter of Harold E. and Leola Scouten Schmelzle, and grew up in Forestport, where she graduated from high school with the Class of 1964. For many years Eleanor was employed as a machinist in the manufacturing of fishing tackle for the Rome Specialty Co. Before returning to Forestport, she had resided in Oneida. She attended the Forestport Presbyterian Church.Eleanor was survived by three brothers, Harold "Smokey" Schmelzle, and wife, Kathy, Forestport and twins, Ronald Forestport, and Royal and wife, Amelida, Citrus Springs, Fla, and her friend, "Bear" Marlow, Old Forge. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents; Harold in 2001, and Leola, in 2010. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, May 29, at 2:30 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Beechwood Cemetery, Forestport. Calling hours are Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Oneida/Herkimer Branch Office 100 Lomond Place Utica, NY 13502.
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