Helen I. Weiler

Helen I Weiler


West Leyden- Helen I. Weiler, 90, a longtime resident of State Rt. 294, widow of Alvin, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since October, 2013.

She was born in the Town of Leyden, on January 10, 1926, a daughter of William and Helen Fuller LaQuay. She grew up in Talcottville, attending Boonville Central School, graduating with the Class of 1944. Thereafter, Helen was employed in private duty health care. For twenty five years, Mrs. Weiler was employed as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, retiring in 1997.
On June 22, 1946, Helen was united in marriage with Alvin J. Weiler, at St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden, with Fr. Edward Rivette officiating. This was a loving union of 62 years, until Alvin passed away on August 12, 2008. Mr. Weiler was a highly decorated Veteran of the European Theater of WWII, and a self-employed logger for over 50 years.

Mrs. Weiler was a member of St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden. She will be fondly remembered for her delicious homemade donuts which she greatly enjoyed making and sharing with her family and friends.

Helen is survived by four daughters and three sons in law; Sally Clarke, New York Mills, Nancy (Brian) Dumont, West Leyden, Carol (James) Dykstra, Monroe, NY, Susan (Rick) Malek, Rome; three sons and daughters in law, Gary (Robin) Weiler, Taberg, Terry (Tammy) Weiler, West Leyden and Wayne (Tina) Weiler, Boonville. Mrs. Weiler was predeceased by two sons, Alvin, Jr. on May 29, 2008 and Robert, in 1951. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; two brothers, Grant LaQuay, Forestport and Larry (Carol) LaQuay, St. Petersburg, FL and three sisters, Shirley (George) Weiler, West Leyden, Louella (Paul) Kightlinger, Tuscon, AZ, and Donna (David) Douglass, Boonville and a daughter in law, Margaret L. Weiler, West Leyden and many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by three sisters, Jacqueline Witek, Muriel Sanger and Lucille Ustler and by a brother, Roger LaQuay and a son-in-law, Francis Clarke.

A Prayer Service will be on Saturday at 9:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden, with interment to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Leyden. Calling hours are Friday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to: www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Mary Buckingham

Buckingham obit

May 15, 1941  -  October 19, 2016

LOWVILLE – Mary Kloster Buckingham, 75, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday morning, October 19, 2016.

Born in Watertown, May 15, 1941, she grew up in Croghan with her adoptive parents, Albert and Anna Kloster. Mary graduated in 1958 from Father Leo Memorial School in Croghan and graduated in 1959 from Albany Business College. She worked at the Wellington Hotel in Albany until her marriage in 1960 to Bernard (Oogie) Buckingham on August 6, 1960. Bernard worked for Niagara Mohawk and they moved to several power plants until settling on Sharp Street in Lowville, 1967, where they raised their four children: Jeffrey (Joan), Tim (Cathy) and Chris (Sheila) Buckingham and Allyson Samsa. They have six grandchildren, Chad and Evan of Charlotte, NC and Chloe and Jack Samsa and Lee and May Buckingham of Lowville, also surviving is her sister, Sue (John) Sawyer, brothers, Ed (Carol), and Jim (Linda) Van Dusen, sister-in-law, Mary Lou Van Dusen. She is predeceased by her brother Nelson.

Mary worked for 25 years at Lewis County General Hospital in several positions retiring as Business Office Manager and overseer of Ancillary clerks. She retired in 1995, a year after her husband and in 1996 they took a 3 month road trip across the United States. In 1997 they began going to Melbourne Beach, FL for 3 months in the winter.
Mary was a member on the Board of Northern Federal Credit Union and was instrumental in bringing an office to Lowville.

Later years, when her son Chris bought the building across from the Court House, now known as the 1812 house, she and husband spent many hours there helping to restore it to the event center and Bed and Breakfast that it is now.

She loved playing Mah Jong and Euchre and especially enjoying all the friends she made while playing those games.

Mary cherished her family as well as all the friends she made through the years.
There will be no calling hours. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Saturday, October 22nd at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating, with a reception held immediately afterward at the 1812 house for family and friends of family to gather.

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

Arrangements are with the Sundquist Funeral Home and online condolences may be made to: www.sundquistfh.com

Troy A. Chartrand

T Chartrand

April 23, 1975 ~ October 17, 2016

CROGHAN - Troy Alan Chartrand, 41, formerly of the Erie Canal Road, died Monday of complications from cerebral palsy.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church Cemetery, Croghan. A memorial mass will immediately follow the burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, with Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating. 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 parents, Charles and Bessie; four brothers, Darin and Michele of Massena; James and Briana of Copenhagen; Shawn and Kelly of Verona; Andrew and Jessie of Croghan; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Gerald and Doris Chartrand, and his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Dorothy Steria.

Troy was born April 23, 1975, in Lowville, the son of Charles and Bessie Steria Chartrand. He graduated from Black River School while he was a special education student in Beaver River Central School system. He later attended the Castorland Day Habilitation Program.

He was a resident of the Faith Based Upstate Cerebral Palsy Home on Waters Rd., Lowville, since it opened in 2005.

Troy enjoyed life to the fullest, in spite of his disability, and always had a smile for everyone. His family would like to give a special Thank-You to the Upstate Cerebral Palsy House in Lowville, for all their tender loving care over the last eleven years.

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

Christina Schwartzentruber

Schwartzentruber obit

July 31, 1915 ~ October 18, 2016 

MARTINSBURG - Mrs. Christina (Tiny) Schwartzentruber, 101, Route 26, passed away on October 18. 2016 at her home surrounded by her family and under the care of Lewis County Hospice.

She was born on July 31, 1915 in the Town of Martinsburg, the daughter of Andrew and Barbara (Streicher) Martin, and attended several country schools. On April 18, 1934 she married John M. Schwartzentruber at the Dadville Amish Mennonite Church (currently the Lowville Mennonite Church) with Bishop Chris Nafziger, officiating. Together, she and her husband owned and operated a farm on NYS Route 26 between Lowville and Martinsburg. Mr. Schwartzentruber died on May 24, 1976.

She is survived by three sons, Milford, Roger, and Nelson and his wife, Bernadine, all of Martinsburg. Three grandchildren, Eric Schwartzentruber, Dillsburg, PA, Carrie (David) Kanagy, Belleville, PA and John (Marika) Schwartzentruber, Martinsburg, and three great-grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah and Mary Kanagy, all of Belleville, PA, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Allyn, who died on August 24, 1985, a brother Christian Martin and three sisters, Bertha Martin, Grace Martin, and Gertrude (Ezra) Schweitzer.

“Aunt Tiny,” as she was affectionately known by her friends and family, enjoyed raising house plants, knitting, crocheting and reading and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed morning coffee at “Good Ol’ Wishy’s” in Croghan and accompanying Milford with the musical group, Down Home, before her failing health prevented her from attending these activities.

She was a member of the Pine Grove Mennonite Church, Naumburg, and the Martinsburg Historical Society.

Friends may call at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday, October 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Croghan Mennonite Church on Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Todd Waugh, pastor of the Pine Grove Mennonite Church and Rev. Nathan Zehr, retired pastor and nephew, officiating. A private burial in the church cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.
Gifts in her memory may be made to the Pine Grove Mennonite Church, VanAmber Road, Castorland, NY 13620; or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

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

Joyce Mathys

Joyce Mathys obit

November 4, 1930 ~ October 12, 2016

LOWVILLE- Joyce Mathys, 85, of River Road, Lowville, died Wednesday morning, October 12, 2016 at Faxton – St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with her son, Pastor Michael Mathys of Bible Believers Independent Baptist Church, Pine Hall, NC, officiating. A calling hour will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 7 – 8 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls, NY. Immediately following the graveside service, there will be a luncheon at the Lowville VFW, and all are welcome. Any food donations may be taken directly to the VFW on Monday evening or Tuesday morning, before the funeral. Contributions in her member may be made to Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, 7744 West State St., Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by four children, Andrew and Tippy Mathys of Walnut Cove, NC; Jennifer and Sandy Robbins of Amenia, NY; Michael and Linda Mathys of Pine Hall, NC; Constance and Jimmy Sizemore of Walnut Cove, NC; a sister, Eva “Betty” Hoch, of Lowville; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Yousey of Lowville, and Grace Longtin of Texas; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Mathys is predeceased by her husband, Stanley, who died May 18, 2014; three brothers, Jack Yousey, Edward Yousey, and Earl C. “Chub” Yousey II; two sisters, Shirley Blair and Zita M. Wakefield; and a sister-in-law, Nellie Mathys.

Joyce was born on November 4, 1930 in Croghan, NY, a daughter of the late Earl Vincent and Margaret Mitchell Yousey. She graduated from Beaver Falls High School. On September 9, 1950, she married Stanley A. Mathys at the Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Pusey officiating. Mr. Mathys went to work for Geigy in Ardsley, NY, and the couple moved their family to Yonkers, and later Brewster, NY. In 1971, he was transferred to Ciba-Geigy in Greensboro, NC. Mr. Mathys retired in 1985 as a chemist for Ciba-Geigy, and the couple returned to Lewis County.

Joyce was a life member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Ladies’ Auxiliary. She loved traveling, the beach, knitting for her family, and crafts. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, and taking road trips with the girls.

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

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