Eleanor D. Moon

Moon obit

September 16, 1928  -  May 16, 2015

Woodgate- Eleanor D. Moon, 86, of Bear Creek Road passed away May 16, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

She was born on September 16, 1928 a daughter of George and Leona Fallon Moon. In September of 1947 Eleanor married Eldridge Griffith Moon. They resided and raised their family in Woodgate . When her children were young Eleanor was an awesome homemaker raising her family close to nature, growing a large garden and taking extended family camping trips and even deer hunting in the fall. Later in life she worked at Sargeant’s Stool Co., Sunset Nursing Home and her favorite job was at Woodgate Library, where she worked from 1979-2009. She was treasurer of White Lake Aid Society and White Lake Cemetery. She also liked to play the piano at Woodgate Chapel and would play the organ at Woodgate School functions.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith A. and Jeanne Moon, Fairbanks, AK. And Kevin C. and Mary Ellen Moon, Woodgate; grandson, Jared T. Moon, Woodgate and fiancé Corrine Seeley, Remsen; two great grandsons, Hunter Matthew Lawrence Moon and Caden Alexander Willis; two brothers and sister-in-law, Jim and Donna Moon, Woodgate and George Moon Jr., Naples, NY and a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Robert Toulouse, Ca. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, sister, Kathy in 1977, husband Eldridge in 2000 and two coffee mates, Winnie McNeely and Barbara Scott.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be held from 11a.m. – 12 p.m. prior the service. Burial will be in White Lake Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Woodgate Library.

For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com

Charles R. Brown

November 28, 1934 - May 24, 2015

Boonville- Charles R. Brown, a former resident of Jackson Hill Road, husband of Marion, and former owner of Charlie Brown's Bistro, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness.

Affectionately known as Charlie, he was born on Erwin St. in Boonville, on November 28, 1934, a son of Edward F. and Emma Dorn Brown. A life resident of Boonville, he grew up on Jackson Hill and completed his education at Boonville Central School. After that Charlie was employed in the operation of his grandparents, Frank and Bertha Dorn Dairy Farm, on Jackson Hill.

Later Charlie began his career in farm equipment sales and service where he was employed for Evans Tractor & Equipment Co. Remsen, and also for Cougar Farm Equipment Co. of Lyons Falls.

In 1972, he founded Brown's Tractor and Equipment Co. on Jackson Hill Road, which he operated for many years. Upon his "retirement" from the farm equipment business, Charlie established Charlie Brown's Bistro, a restaurant that grew into a very popular North Country eatery, known for miles around for its tasty meals and deserts and Charlie's visiting. Charlie will be fondly remembered as a person who loved people and greeting them on his favorite stool as they entered the restaurant. After he retired, his son Jeff and his significant other, Julie, purchased the Brown homestead, continuing to operate the restaurant, now known as Charlie Brown's Too.

Charles was united in marriage with Marion A. Pfendler, on November 21, 1959, at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. This was a loving union that endured for 55 years.

Charlie Brown had a lifelong interest in race cars and race car diving. In the early 1960's he co-founded the Evans Mills Speedway, which became a well-known North Country stock car racetrack. For many years he greatly enjoyed racing stock cars at many area tracks, with the Zeigler Bros. of Boonville. For many years he and the Zeigler Bros. also co-chaired the popular demolition derby at the Boonville Oneida Co. Fair. Mr. Brown was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville.

In addition to his wife, Marion, Charlie is survived by three daughters and sons in law, Lori (Chris) Campbell, Rome, Tammy (Wesley) Wendt, Hamilton, Cindy (Don) Wiedmer, Marcy; one son, Jeff Brown and his significant other, Julie Stanbro, Boonville; six grandchildren, Zachary Wendt, Matt Campbell, Evan Campbell, Dylan Wiedmer, Travis Wiedmer and Cydnee Wendt.

His Funeral will be Thursday, at 12:15 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 1:00 P.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, with interment to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. Visitation hours are Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activities Fund at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, or to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 164 Boonville, NY 13309.

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Gloria H. Williamson

February 2, 1944 - May 23, 2015

Boonville- Gloria H. Williamson, 71, formerly of East Schuyler St., passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, while surrounded by her loving family.

Gloria was born on February 2, 1944, a daughter of Alva and Gladys Capron Williamson. After completing her education, Gloria was employed at Sargent's Chair Factory, Boonville. For a time she was employed at Sunset Nursing Home, before becoming employed at Vale Haven Adult Home, Boonville, as a nurse's aide. Gloria retired in 1994 due to declining health.

She enjoyed being around other people, and enjoyed playing cards. While residing at Sunset, Gloria enjoyed playing the spoons with her brothers, Mike and Bill, when they played country western music for the residents of the nursing home.

Gloria is survived by her daughter: Rose Gydesen and her companion, Casey Happy, Turin, and her sons: Brian Hutchins, Boonville, Frederick Kline, Lowville, and John Pfendler; grandchildren: Heather and Crystal Gydesen, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant grandson, James Gydesen, II.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Joe Feller, of Boonville Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wedneday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St., Boonville, New York 13309, or to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio Street, Utica, New York 13502.

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Gerald R. Regetz

Regetz obit

December 3, 1924 - May 23, 2015

Boonville- Gerald R. Regetz, 90, husband of Winifred M., longtime resident of Hurlbut St., more recently of Sunset Nursing Home, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford, after a lengthy illness.

Gerald was born on December 3, 1924 in Boonville, a son of William and Fannie Dean Regetz. Following his education Gerald enlisted in the United States Navy on February 23, 1943. Gerald faithfully served his country in the Pacific Theater of WWII, aboard the USS Monterey. Gerald was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 10 Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Stars, the American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Ribbon. Gerald was honorably discharged from duty on February 2, 1946 with the rank of Aviation Ordnanceman, Third Class. Upon his return home, Gerald began work hauling logs from Newfoundland, Canada to Upstate New York. He eventually settled back in his hometown of Boonville, where he served as an apprentice carpenter under Clarence Leichty, before becoming employed as a carpenter for Jim Capron.

On August 30, 1952, Gerald was united in marriage with Winifred Millard at the Lowville United Methodist Church. For several years following their marriage Gerald owned and operated his own contracting business, Gerald Regetz Custom Built Homes, which he operated from his home in Boonville. He was a very diversified man, and after retiring in 1978 he had many hobbies and interests to keep him busy.

An interest of Gerald's was antique automobiles. He collected cars representative of every decade of the 20th Century, one of which was his 1907 Buick, a very rare car. Following a vacation to Switzerland with his son, Gerald built a home for his car collection in Woodgate. This building was modeled after the Swiss chalets of the Alps. Gerald also enjoyed trapping in his younger years, and stamp collecting. Mr. Regetz was a member of the Charles J. Love Post #406, American Legion, and the Harland J. Hennessey Post #5538 VFW, Boonville.

Besides his wife, Winifred, Gerald is survived by his daughters: Yvonne (Mark) Emery, and Linda (Daryl) Henry, both of Boonville, and Sherry (Wesley) Clark, of Rome; his sons: James (Darlene) Regetz, and David Regetz, both of Boonville; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and his sisters-in-law: Marian Potocki, Ernestine Regetz, and Eva Millard. Gerald was predeceased by his brother Donald Regetz.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, at 12:00 Noon, at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Pat Whalen of the New Beginnings Community Church, Rome, will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, and on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309, Attn: Resident Activities Fund, or to the Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box #164 Boonville, NY 13309.

Mr. Regetz's family would like to thank the staff of the Sunset Nursing Home, the Boonville Ambulance and the Critical Care Unit of Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, for the exceptional care given to Gerald.

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Josephine "Jo" Skorupa

October 4, 1924 - May 22, 2015

Port Leyden- Josephine "Jo" Skorupa, R.N. 90, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, after a brief illness.

Affectionately known as Jo, she was born on October 4, 1924, on the Skorupa Homestead Farm in Highmarket, a daughter of Michael J. and Mary E. Dorish Skorupa. She grew up in Highmarket, until 1939, when her family moved to the village of Constableville, where she graduated from high school, with the Class of 1943. After that Jo furthered her education by attending and graduating from the Mercy School of Nursing, Watertown, where she earned her Registered Nurse degree. For many years thereafter she was employed as a surgical nurse at Faxton Hospital, Utica. Later for 30 years, she was employed in the same capacity for Drs. G.E. Kelley, F.J. Kroboth and L.C. Lee of Utica, retiring in 1989, when she moved from Whitesboro to her present home in Port Leyden.

The very heart of Jo's life was in helping anyone in need. Through her love of nursing and the practice of her Catholic Faith, Jo strengthened and brightened the lives of all who encountered her.

She was a member of St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden, and St. Martin's Altar & Rosary Society, and the Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc.

Jo greatly loved her family and many friends. She is survived by three sisters and one brother in law, Mary E. Hartness, Boonville, Ruth Charbonneau, Edmond, Ok, and Barbara (Paul) Arabas, Long Valley, NJ, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, in 1975, Paul, in 1980 and Joseph, in 1986; and by four sisters, Katherine, in 1996, Helen A. in 2001, Rose Earl, in 2012 and Ann V. Dowling, in 2010.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 12 Noon at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Constableville. Calling hours are Monday 9-11 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

- See more at: http://www.trainorfuneralhome.com/obituary/Josephine-Skorupa/Port-Leyden-NY/1511641#sthash.ffnYvngU.dpuf

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