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Patrick Newton Jr.

March 30, 1958 to January 29, 2017

BOONVILLE - Our beloved brother, Patrick Arthur Newton Jr., Lil' Pat, 58, died peacefully in Boonville, New York surrounded by love.

He was born March 30, 1958, in Syracuse, New York to Yvonne and Patrick Arthur Newton, Sr. He is survived by his sister, Linda Newton Dodds, his brother, James Newton, his sister, Sandi Bilewitch, his sister-in-law, Pam Newton, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lil' Pat was a huge fan of Star Trek, NASCAR, and St. Patrick’s Day. He loved to celebrate the holidays. The family would like to give heart-felt thank you to Sharon, Brian, Doug, Debbie, Tammy, Louise, Vicky, Jen, and all of those who took such loving care of our precious brother.

Calling hours for Patrick will be on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2 to 4:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville.

He will be laid to rest with his father at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

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

Donald S. Podkowka

July 9, 1948 to January 27, 2017

LYONS FALLS - Donald S. Podkowka, 68, sadly died Friday, January 27, 2017 at his home with his faithful dog, Pork Chop at his side.

Don was born July 9, 1948 in Lowville the son of the late Ludolf S. and Winnie Mae (Mackey) Podkowka. He graduated from South Lewis Central School and received his Automotive Industries teaching degree from New York State in 1987. He taught auto mechanics at Glenfield BOCES and in Utica.

He is survived by his two sons, Christopher and Donald S. Jr.; his grandson, Zach; a sister, Andrea (Roland) Galarneau; a brother, Bernard W.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Donald is predeceased by his brother, Reginald L. “Bud” Podkowka.

Donald was a communicant of St. John’s Catholic Church. A spring committal service will be at Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. There are no calling hours.

Memorials may be made to: Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367, http://lewiscountyhumanesociety.org/

Arrangements are with the Sundquist Funeral Home, to convey online condolences, please use: www.sundquistfh.com

Robert L. Cook, Sr.

August 23, 1927 to January 24, 2017

Boonville- Robert L. Cook, Sr., 89, husband of Betty, of Feeder Street, passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Robert was born in Turin on August 23, 1927, a son of Robert J. and Anna B. Salmon Cook. After completing his education at Lyons Falls Central School, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving in WWII, until his medical discharge in 1945. On October 2, 1946 Robert was united in marriage with Betty Adams at Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls.

He was first employed as a machine operator at Moyer & Pratt Paper Co. Lyonsdale.
Later for 20 years the couple lived in Carson City, Nevada, where Mr. Cook was employed as a machinist in machine parts manufacturing at Richdale Machine Parts Co. of Carson City, NV. In 1992 the couple returned to Boonville.

In addition to his wife, Betty, of seventy years, Robert is survived by his children; Robert L. Jr. (Mary), Port Leyden, Joan (William) Ramsdale, Boonville and Thomas A. Hobart, IN. He was predeceased by three sons, Michael, Frederick and Franklin who died as an infant. Also surviving are grandchildren. Mr. Cook was the last of a family of 12 brothers and sisters.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will be in the spring in Port Leyden Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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

John W. Karlen


March 26, 1951 to January 29, 2017

Blossvale- John W. Karlen, 65, of Eckel Road, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of his wife, Mary.

John was born in Boonville, on March 26, 1951, a son of Howard C. and Mildred Dolan Karlen. He received his early education at Boonville Central School. For many years John was employed in patient care at Rome DDSO. John’s great love in life was farming; from 1971 until recently, he was involved in dairy farming and raising young and dry stock; for many years he and wife, Mary, operated the Karlen Farm in Blossvale.

On July 29, 1989, John was united in marriage with Mary L. Hartnett, at Immaculate Conception Church, Pompey, NY. This was a loving union which endured for twenty seven and one half years.

Mr. Karlen was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Taberg.

John had a lifelong interest and enjoyment in cooking, trapping and hunting. In later years he enjoyed his many Amish friendships.

In addition to his wife, Mary, John is survived by one brother, Rev. Donald H. Karlen and a sister and brother in law, Nancy and Richard Goodhines, Ava. He was predeceased by his parents and by a brother, James Dolan. Also surviving are brothers in law, William Hartnett, Fair Haven, James (Alma) Hartnett, John Hartnett and Michael Hartnett, all of Pompey; sisters in law, Catherine Robison, Coldspring, Texas, Edna (David) Horton, Altmar and Rosemary Dolan, Boonville, nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

A prayer service will be Friday at 10:15 A.M. at Prince-Boyd and Hyatt Funeral Home, Inc. 210 West Court St. Rome, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter’s Church, Rome, where John’s brother, Rev. Donald H. Karlen, will be principal celebrant. Interment will be in the spring, at Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Mary L. Pellegrino

September 1, 1933 to January 24, 2017

Boonville- Mary L. Pellegrino, 83, a longtime resident of Woodgate Drive, wife of Robert, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family and hospice, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Heritage at Twin Creeks Assisted Living Center, Allen Texas. In 2015, Mary and her husband, Robert, relocated to Allen, Texas to be close to their daughters Melanie and Valerie.

She was born in Massena, on September 1, 1933, a daughter of Leo Lewis and Anna Belle (Cole) LaBrake. Mary grew up in Massena, where she received her education, graduating from Massena High School with the Class of 1951. Thereafter she was employed at ALCOA, Adirondack Central School and the Convenient Food Market corporate office.

On August 18, 1956 Mary was united in marriage with the love of her life, Robert F. Pellegrino Sr. at Massena, New York. This was a loving and enduring union which lasted for over 60 years.

In 1958 the couple relocated to Boonville, where they resided on Woodgate Drive and raised their six children.

Mary deeply loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered for her great cooking, kind and generous spirit and interest in her children’s activities. She took pride in her Native American Heritage. In addition to her being a loving homemaker, Mary also enjoyed reading, watching soap operas, having coffee with friends and cheating at cards with her grandkids.

Mrs. Pellegrino was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. She was a religious education teacher for 30 years, in the Eucharistic ministry and active in the Altar Rosary Society.

In addition to her husband Robert of Plano, Texas, Mary is survived by her children and their spouses; Kevin Pellegrino and wife Dawn of St. Augustine, FL, Robert F. Pellegrino Jr. and wife Daria of Philadelphia, PA, Melanie Pellegrino and husband Ronald of Plano, TX, Kent Pellegrino and wife Diedre of Brockport, NY, Beth Pellegrino and dog Tiff of Niskayuna, NY , and Valerie Pellegrino of McKinney, TX; nine grandchildren, Kari Auerbach, Mathew Pellegrino, Jessica McMillen, Katera Pellegrino, Aiyana Pellegrino, Alexandra Agar, India Agar, Isabella Wielgus and Ian Wielgus; four great grandchildren, Aiden Auerbach, Emily Auerbach, Rebekah McMillen, Cecelia McMillen; brother, Leo LaBrake of Lutz, FL, three step-brothers and a lifelong friend, Margaret Garbarino.

A prayer service will be Monday at 9:15 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and 10:00 A.M. at Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, Charles St. Boonville, where Rev. Thomas Ward, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be later in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Sunday 1-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 West Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse, NY 13204.

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

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