Jarrod A. Hurley

J Hurley obit

October 24, 1985 to November 25, 2015

LOWVILLE – Jarrod Allen Hurley, 30, died on early Wednesday morning, November 25, 2015.

Jarrod was the son of the late Debra Ann (Gentry) Hurley, born on October 24, 1985 in San Diego, CA. He attended Lowville Academy and Central School. A local painter and handyman he worked with his brother at Painters R Us.

He loved spending time with his family and helping in anyway and enjoyed his pets.

Jarrod is survived by his three brothers, Joshua, Justin and Jordon (Hannah) Hurley, nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousin and numerous friends.

He is predeceased by his mother in August of this year, maternal grandparents James and Pauline Gentry, and his two cousins.

His funeral service will be at the Sundquist Funeral Home on Saturday, November 28th at 3:00 P.M. with David Tuttle officiating. Visitation will precede the service starting at 12 noon. Burial will be private.

To convey online condolences, please use:  www.sundquistfh.com

Betty C. Esch

Esch obit

August 20, 1922 - November 25, 2015

Forestport- Betty Jones Esch, 93, a longtime resident of North Lake Road, Forestport, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since December, 2013.

She was born in Rome, on August 20, 1922, a daughter of Frank and Adele Roux Cushman. She grew up in Forestport, beginning her education at the Wheelertown Rural School, Town of Ohio, later graduating from Forestport Central School, with the Class of 1940.

During WWII, Betty was employed at area industries in the war manufacturing effort. On February 24, 1944, she entered the U.S. Navy, taking her basic training at Samson Training Center, NY, and at Hunter College, NY City. She was stationed at the Military Post Office, Washington, DC, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Petty Officer, on December 13, 1945.

On November 12, 1945, Betty was united in marriage with Arthur L. Jones, in Utica, NY.

In 1948, Art and Betty purchased the Lockwood Inn at Buffalo Head (Forestport), from Betty's mother and step father, Adele and George Morrison. They continued the operation of the hotel, bar and restaurant, until 1962, when they sold the establishment to Howard and Eros Parsons, and the name was changed to The Buffalo Head Restaurant.

Mrs. Jones was later employed at Marcy State Psychiatric Hospital for eighteen years, retiring in 1984. Mr. Jones, owner of Art Jones Trading Post and a many term Supervisor for the Town of Forestport, died on October 30, 1982. On September 28, 1984, Betty was united in marriage with Leon G. Esch, at St. Patrick's Church, Forestport. Mr. Esch died in 1989.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Forestport, the Leather Stocking Waves, (US Navy) Unit 26, WAVES National Women of the Sea Services, and the CSEA Retirees. Betty loved the outdoors and worked tediously to maintain her beautiful flower gardens and the variety of trees she planted surrounding her home. In her youth she enjoyed tap dancing on roller skates, ball room dancing, big band music and music by Perry Como.

Betty was a very compassionate, generous and caring person. She always put her family first, as a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by two daughters and sons in law, Rhonda (Kenneth) Vigus, Boonville, Gerry (Larry) Ritter, Forestport; a son, Jon Jones, Forestport; four grandchildren, Elaine (Doug) Hasty, Sherrill, Tonya Brown (Adam Daktor), Foresport, Dr. Jason (Sara) Ritter, Underhill, VT, and Benjamin Ritter, Esq. Buffalo, NY; six great grandchildren, Zane Hasty and Wyatt Hasty, Sherrill, Jack Daktor, Forestport, Autumn, Ian and Lauren Ritter, Underhill, VT; three step-sons; James (Dee) Esch, Rome, Paul (Lisa) Esch, Verona, NY, David (Mary Ann) Esch, Barneveld, and one step daughter-in-law, Carol Esch, Steuben, and by numerous nieces and nephews and step grandchildren. Also surviving are three special friends, Lacey Dolan, Barb Davies and Marie Hammersmith. She was pre-deceased by husbands; Arthur L. Jones in 1982, and Leon Esch, in 1989, her very special granddaughter that she loved so much, Rebecca Ritter, in 2010, a brother, Adrian Cushman, in 1987, and a step-son Brian Esch, in 2014, and predeceased by special friends, Mary Smith and Charlotte Johnstone and Betty Phillips.

Betty's family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff and management of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, for the kind and tender loving care that was accorded to Betty.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick's Church of Christ our Hope Parish, Forestport, where Rev. Thomas Ward, pastor will officiate. Interment will Military Rites from Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW and Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville, will follow at Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday 1-4 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans 344 West Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13202 or to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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Mary Ann Muha

February 15, 1950  -  November 13, 2015

Boonville- Mary Ann Muha, 65, of Woodgate Drive went to be with her beloved Ted on November 13, 2015.

She was born in Lowville on February 15, 1950, a daughter of the late Milton P. Podkowka and Irene E. Hepburn. She grew up in the Lyons Falls area and later Rome, N.Y. Mary was a 1966 graduate of St. Ann's Academy, Albany, N.Y. On March 18, 1967 she married the love of her life and soul mate, Louis "Ted" Muha. They enjoyed 47 years of a wonderful partnership. He predeceased her on September 17, 2014. Mary is lovingly remembered as the worst cook ever, an avid animal lover and a lady who's children were her entire world.

She is survived by her sons, David A. Muha of Delanson, N.Y., Douglas J. Muha, Daniel M. Muha and Christopher A. Muha, all of Boonville; her brothers and their wives, Peter Podkowka, Rome, Randy and Caroline Podkowka, Port Leyden, Gary and Kathy Podkowka, West Leyden and Thomas and Nannette Podkowka, Boonville; her sisters and their husbands, Cindy and Tracy Coon, Rome and Lisa and Dale Simmons, Tn.; her beloved stepmother, "Ma" Carol (Casey) and her husband Richard Lounsberry, Daytona, Fl. and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Christ Our Hope/St. Joseph's Church, Boonville with Rev. Thomas Ward officiating. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 5 - 8 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Burial will be in Boonville Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Boonville Fire Company.

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

Earl. L. Mealus

Mealus obit

May 5, 1927 - November 22, 2015

LOWVILLE – Earl L. Mealus, 88, of Hemlock Drive, formerly of Cicero, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 22, 2015, in the palliative care unit at Lewis County General Hospital with his family by his side.

Earl was born in Greig, on May 5, 1927, to the late Roy and Mildred E. Waldron Mealus and attended country school and General Martin High School. Earl enlisted in the US Army during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1947 from the Military Police. On June 7, 1952, he married Margaret Ann Roy in the chapel of St. Peter’s Church with Rev. Adrian J. Carroll, officiating.

Earl drove truck for over 40 years beginning with D.L. Reed in Carthage, Buckley Motor Express in Carthage, W.T. Burns in Watertown and retired from Pacific International Express “PIE”. In his spare time, Earl loved hunting, ATV four wheeling and snowmobiling.

In addition to his wife, Margaret, Earl is survived by their children: Deborah (Frank) Gordon and Mike (Christine) Mealus all of Lowville and Bert Mealus of Cicero; his brother, John (Sue) Mealus of Texas; his sister; Lucy (Richard) Kapfer of Glenfield and five grandchildren, Beth, Julie, Aimee, Mike and Jason and one great-grandson, Christain. His brother, Bert and infant brother Floyd and his sisters, Eileen Kovach-von Behren and Ruth Snyder predeceased him.

Per Earl, casual dress for visitation on Tuesday, November 24th from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home and as well for the funeral service to be held on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Chris Carrara, Pastor of St. Peter’s Catholic Church officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Memorials in Earl’s name may be made to: Friends of Hospice/Palliative Care, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367»(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)

To convey online condolences, please use: www.sundquistfh.com

Edith M. Mooney

April 2, 1919  -  November 6, 2015

Boonville-Edith M. Mooney, 96, formerly of the Moose River Road, Boonville, passed away on November 6, 2015 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility after a long illness.

She was born in the Town of Boonville at Buck Lake Corners on April 2, 1919, a daughter of David H. Compo Sr. and Delia Smith Compo. She attended country school and then attended Boonville High School. She was a cook at Hollywood Hills, Old Forge and was a cook for a boarding house in McKeever for several years. Her last employment was with Lally Manufacturing, Port Leyden as a seamstress. She married Leonard Brown that ended in divorce. She married Andrew McCall and that ended in divorce. She married Vergel Mooney on February 26, 1976 in Orlando, Florida. He died June 16, 1989. The couple for many years spent their summers in Port Leyden and winters in Mt. Dora, Florida. She enjoyed gardening, her dogs and raising Boston terriers.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Onie Brown, Boonville and Theodore (Ted) and Andrea McCall, Port Leyden; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and James Moore, Port Leyden; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, David Compo Jr. and Raymond Compo and one sister, Mabel Brinkerhoff.

The family would like to thank all the girls on the third floor for the compassion and care shown to Edith for the past few years.

Funeral service will be on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be held on Sunday at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in Port Leyden Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Lewis County Humane Society or Alzheimers Association.

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

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