Harland F. Campany

Harland Campany

March 10, 1927 ~ June 29, 2016

CROGHAN – Harland F. Campany, 89, State Route 812, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Carthage Area Hospital.

Surviving is his wife of more than 63 years, Theresa; five daughters, Carol and Hugh Worden of Lowville; Connie Campany and her fiancé, James Branch of Copenhagen; Joan and Jeff Bruckman of Croghan; Barbara and John Widrick of Carthage; Jeanette “Cookie” Campany and her fiancé, Mark Woodhouse of Castorland; a brother, Gordon and Alice Campany of Denmark; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and twin great-great grandsons; nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by three sisters, Lagrassa Bartraw, Margie Hall, and Anita Boucher; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Knight and Barbara Dekin.

Harland was born on March 10, 1927 at home in Indian River, a son of the late John and Anna Bush Campany. He attended country school at Indian River. On October 4, 1952, he married Theresa M. Briot at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Croghan with Rev. Hugh King officiating. Mr. Campany worked many jobs over the years, including logging, Yancey’s sugar bush, J.P. Lewis Paper Mill. He retired in 1991 from Boise Cascade.Mr. Campany was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan and was a member of the former St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Indian River.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his grandsons, sons-in-law, brother, and nephews. Harland enjoyed building bird houses and wood working. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Calling hours will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. A prayer service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass, to be said at 12:00 Noon at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Belfort, with Rev. Daniel L. Chapin, officiating. Interment will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Belfort. A gathering at St. Stephen’s Church Hall will immediately follow the graveside service. Contributions may be made to Croghan Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 405, Croghan, NY 13327, or to St. Stephen’s Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 38, Croghan, NY 13327.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Benjamin L. Blair

Blair obit

August 24, 1926  -  June 29, 2016

LOWVILLE – Benjamin L. “Ben” Blair, 89, of Lowville, died with his family at his side early Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016, at Lewis County General Hospital’s palliative care unit under the care of Lewis County Hospice.

Ben was born August 24, 1926, in Utica, the son of the late Benjamin Levi and Florence Josephine (Sawyer) Blair. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 to 1949, and re-enlisted for two more years being honorable discharged in 1951, as a Platoon Sergeant. He married Clara Grace Bailey on December 31, 1949, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glenfield. Clara died on June 28, 1998.

Ben was a maintenance supervisor at Boise Cascade for 30 years. He then volunteered working for Sheriff Jock in the formation of the Citizen Patrol here in Lewis County. Ben became interested in law enforcement and became a Lewis County Deputy. He retired from Lewis County Sheriff's Department as a Correction Officer.

Ben very much enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, listening to music and Yankees baseball.

He is survived by his six children, his daughters, Kathleen and David Emmo of Tampa, FL; Colleen and Joseph Egnaczyk of Boonville; his four sons, Ben L. and Deborah Blair of Lowville; Joe P. and Melanie Blair of Boise, ID; Michael L. and Tammy Blair of Oswego; Scott A. and Melinda Blair of Croghan; his sister, Jeanette and her husband Charles of NC; eight grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and one on the way.
He is predeceased by his granddaughters, Bethany T. Blair, and Annette M. Merry; his great grandson, Parker J. Egnaczyk; his two sisters, Eva and Shirley, and his three brothers, George, Roy, and Douglas Blair.

A funeral mass will be said on Friday, July 1, 2016, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Christopher Carrara, pastor officiating. A military burial will follow in Beaches Bridge Cemetery.

Family and friends are welcome to call at the Sundquist Funeral Home on Friday the 1st from 10:00 to 12:00 (noon) prior to the funeral mass.

Memorials may be made to: Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.sundquistfh.com

Leslie Francis Ver Schneider


December 15, 1931 ~ June 26, 2016 (age 84)


CASTORLAND – Leslie Francis Ver Schneider, 84, of Steele Road, passed away Sunday evening, June 26, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, after a brief illness. 

A Funeral Mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan, with Rev. Daniel Chapin, Pastor, officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.  Calling hours will be held from 1 – 3 and 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.  A gathering will be held following burial at the St. Stephen’s Church Hall.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 38, Croghan, NY  13327.

He is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Norma; ten children, Thomas J. and Patty Ver Schneider of Suffolk, VA; Stephen F. Ver Schneider and Julie Reape of Castorland ; Mary V. and Ralph Kimbrell of Croghan; Daniel B. Ver Schneider of Castorland; Anthony J. and Suzanne Ver Schneider of  Virginia Beach, VA; Matthew J. and Laura Ver Schneider of Freeville, NY Theresa M. and Rodney Tabolt of Lowville; Joseph D. and Heather Ver Schneider of Cortland; Jennifer L. and Douglas Iseneker of Lowville; Paul D. Ver Schneider of Beaver Falls; two sisters, Eleanor Terry and Jean VerSchneider of Lowville; 23 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is predeceased by twin daughters, Claire and Clairice Ver Schneider, who died shortly after birth in January 1963; and a brother, Kenneth G. Ver Schneider.

Leslie was born on December 15, 1931 in the Town of Croghan, a son of the late Leland C. and Maude L. Jaycox Ver Schneider.  He attended district #15 country school on the Third Road, and graduated from Father Leo Memorial School in 1951.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in Germany from 1951 until 1953.  On April 23, 1960, he married Norma Jean David at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Natural Bridge, with Rev. Leo McCarthy officiating.  Together with his wife and children, the family operated a dairy farm on the Steele Road until 2000.  Leslie was a mechanic for area farms, and a heavy equipment operator for many years.  He also sprayed and planted crops for area farmers. 

Leslie was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan.  He was a life member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, Lowville VFW.  He was a member of Beaver River Memorial Post 1663, Croghan American Legion, and a life member of Black River Valley Fiddlers. 

Les enjoyed tinkering, carpentry, and talking with friends and neighbors.  He enjoyed country music and dancing, family gatherings, and Thursday luncheons with his cousins and close friends.   

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .

Mary Francis (Liss) Grenier

August 17, 1924 - June 27, 2016
Resided in Lyons FallsNY
Lyons Falls- Mary Frances (Liss) Grenier, 91, a longtime resident of Cherry St. and widow of Wilfred J, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since December, 2011. 
She was born on August 17, 1924, in Constableville, a daughter of Alec and Katie Plaza Liss. She received her education at Port Leyden High School, in earlier years Mary was employed at Szot's Restaurant, Boonville Furniture Co. Hendel's Hotel, Love Post 406; her last employment for many years was at AMF, Lowville. 
On November 24, 1962, Mary Frances was united in marriage with Wilfred J. Grenier, at St. John's Church, Lyons Falls. This was a blessed union which endured for 54 years, until Mr. Grenier passed away on March 8, 2016. 
Mary was a member of St. John's Church, Lyons Falls. She was a life time member of Charles J. Love Post 406 Ladies Auxiliary, a life member of Lewis Co. V.F.W. Post Auxiliary, Lowville, a member of St. John's Altar & Rosary Society, and a member of Lyons Falls Fire Department Auxiliary. 
She is survived by a brother in law and sister in law, Aubrey and Irene Grenier, Boonville, and by a niece who was her loving caregiver, Anita and her husband, Frank and nieces and nephews and their extended families who were all special. 
She was predeceased by brothers, John, Joe, Pete and Stanley and by two sisters in law, Jean Grenier Murphy and Ann Liss. 
Mary's family extends many thanks to the staff from the administration to the maintenance staff, and to all the nurses and aides who gave special loving care to both Wilfred and Mary, especially acknowledging Casandra, for her loving care to Mary. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mary's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church of Christ Our Hope Parish, Charles St. Boonville, where Rev. Thomas Ward will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309. 

Mary Lou Hamblin

February 7, 1935 - June 20, 2016
Resided in BoonvilleNY


Boonville- Mary Lou Hamblin, 82, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since November, 2011. Before residing at Sunset, Mary Lou resided for many years at Kortenaer Village, South St. Boonville. 

A native and lifelong resident of Boonville, Mary Lou was born on February 7, 1935, a daughter of N. Cyrus and Lula Warren Hamblin. She attended school in Boonville. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Boonville, and the In His Name Women's Society of the Church. She was also a long time member of Salma Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Boonville. Mary Lou greatly enjoyed the Boonville-Oneida Co. Fair where she served as a volunteer for many years. She enjoyed and loved all kinds of animals, especially her dog, Pepper and her many feline friends.

Mary Lou is survived by first cousins, Marvel Denslow, Boonville, Linda Parker, Prospect, and Virginia Mascitelli, Boonville and many other cousins, and by two close friends, Mrs. Evelyn Wagoner and Mrs. Vivian Brucker who helped her in many ways for many years. She was predeceased by first cousins; James Warren and Sheila Bauer. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Boonville Cemetery, on Wednesday, June 29, at 10:00 A.M. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Boonville, The Lewis County Humane Society P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367, or to a Boonville Church of your choice. 

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