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Barbara J. Schweinsberg

February 14, 2017

Boonville – Barbara J. Schweinsberg, 91, a longtime resident of West St., and former resident of Highmarket Rd., Constableville, most recently of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

Barbara was born at the Harvey family residence on Summit St., Boonville, on August 28, 1925, a daughter of C. Ray and May A. Humphrey Harvey. She grew up in Boonville, graduating from Boonville High School with the Class of 1943.

On May 6, 1944, Barbara was united in marriage at the Harvey family residence with August J. “Bus” Schweinsberg, who was serving in WWII at that time. Mr. Schweinsberg, owner of C. Ray Harvey Coal Co., later becoming Schweinsberg Oil Co., died on June 28, 1963.

After her husband’s death, Barbara operated the oil business for three years until selling the business to Mr. Julian Egnaczyk, owner of Boonville oil Co. For several years Barbara was employed as a nurse’s aide at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville.
On May 10, 1975, Barbara was married to Donald Regetz, at the First Baptists Church of Boonville. For twenty three years after that she lived near Constableville, where Mr. Regetz operated a dairy farm. The couple then retired spending half the year in Boonville on West St., and the winter months in Leesburg, FL. Mr. Regetz died in 2006 and afterwards, Barbara lived in Oriskany Falls for a time before returning to Boonville.
Barbara was a member of the Boonville United Methodist Church, where she had been organist for many years. While living near Constableville she attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she was also a church organist.

She is survived by her children; Richard (Sue Harriet) Schweinsberg, Woodgate, Margaret (Peggy) and Newt Faulknor, Hilton, NY, Barbara (Ken) Keeler, Manheim, PA, Patricia (Duane) Wheeler, Ava, Deborah (John) Bruno, Oriskany Falls; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Young, Lincoln, Neb, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Margaret Hays, Mary Wendt, Rae Marcy, and Ruth Hughes and by one brother, Robert Harvey.

A Memorial Service will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at the Boonville United Methodist Church, with interment in the spring in Boonville Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville United Methodist Church Ann St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to a charity of your choice. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

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

Contributions of food may be left at Boonville United Methodist Church, on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. on.

Loretta R. Stoll

Stoll obit

August 14, 1933 to February 13, 2017

LOWVILLE – Loretta Rose Stoll, 83, formerly of Watson, died early Monday morning, February 13, 2017 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility with her husband Bob and family at her side.

Loretta was born on August 14, 1933 in Black River the daughter of the late Oakley and Edna Secor Clark. She attended a one room school house in Black River. On September 22, 1951 she was united in marriage with Robert Frank Stoll in Gates, NY. Loretta worked for her father at Oakey’s Restaurant in Lowville and Meals on Wheels through Lewis County Opportunities.

She was a member of North Country Swingers and Square Dance, she loved reading and knitting.

She is survived by her husband Bob, and their children, Pamela and Gary Francis of Florida; Paul and Robin Stoll of Michigan; and Penny and Wayne Farney of Watson; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren; and her two great-great grandchildren on the way; and several cousins.

She and Bob attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Lowville and Church of Christ Disciples in Felts Mills.

A spring graveside service will held in Felts Mills Cemetery.

The Stoll family would like to thank all the third floor nursing home staff for all of their care giving to Loretta.

Memorial’s in Loretta’s name may be made to: Alzheimer's Association Central New York, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204-1361 or The Skin Cancer Foundation, 149 Madison Avenue Suite 901 New York, NY 10016

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

Stanley Czepiel, Jr.

Czepiel obit

June 6, 1927 - February 12, 2017

Stanley Czepiel, Jr, 89, of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away February 12, 2017.

Stanley was born in Utica, New York on June 6, 1927; the son of Stanley and Cornelia (Walarus) Czepiel. Stan was a self-made businessman. He started his own auto service station shortly after serving in the military. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Stan operated 5 Brothers Trading Post in West Leyden, New York and Czepiel Real Estate in West Leyden and Boonville, New York for many years before moving to Fort Pierce, Florida.

In November of 1954, he married Florence Hrim. Together they had three children. After the marriage ended, Stanley met Florence Bergden and enjoyed a loving relationship until his passing.
Stan was a member of many business and military organizations. He was very proud of his children and his business endeavors. Stan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include children; Diana (Roger) Turek of Evergreen, Colorado, Daniel (Lorrie) Czepiel of Boonville, New York, and Stanley III (Brenda) of Lake Bonaparte, New York; as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his long-time companion, Florence Bergden of Fort Pierce, Florida and her family. Stan was predeceased by sisters, Josephine, Helen, Catherine, Sally and Emily; and brothers, Michael, John, Theodore, and Joseph.

Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice 5090 Dunn Road Fort Pierce, Florida 34981.

Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services 3015 Okeechobee Road Fort Pierce, Florida 34947.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.haisleyfuneralhome.com 

Elaine M. Hochreiter

August 31, 1948 to February 7, 2017

Elaine Marie Csizsmar Hochreiter of Brantingham, NY and Laurel MD passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. She bravely battled carcinoid cancer for 16 years.

Elaine was born August 31, 1948 to Paul and Eileen Gibbs Csizsmar and grew up on DeForest Avenue, Glenfield, NY. She attended General Martin Central School and graduated from South Lewis Junior/Senior High School in 1966.

Elaine received her bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College in Art Education. Later she received her master’s degree in Counseling from Boston University. She met her husband Andrew Hochreiter at Buffalo State. They were married on July 8, 1972 by Reverend Doctor Bruce Chapman in Beaver Falls, NY. After marriage, she accompanied her husband on the many travel adventures provided by his 23-year military career.
Elaine had three lifelong passions. One was her art. Traveling provided the opportunity to view the World’s great art museums in Europe and Asia. Elaine loved living in different places and especially the chance to journey abroad. Over their married life, they visited forty-five different countries enjoying art everywhere they went. This resulted in connecting with various European relatives in Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Germany. During her travels, she worked as an art teacher, college instructor/counselor, illustrator, magazine editor, and home sales representative. After retiring from “formal” employment, Elaine focused her talents as a serious artist. A friend and benefactor, Dr. Monroe Burk, provided a beautiful art studio that had been built for his wife who was now deceased. Elaine exhibited and sold her landscape oil paintings in numerous one-person and group shows and galleries in Maryland and New York, earning many awards.

Another of Elaine’s passions was her love of skiing. She began skiing on old wooden skies with rubber snow boots as a youngster at a local ski area. Her first teaching job near Vermont provided her the opportunity to be a part time ski instructor at Willard Mountain, NY. Her ski world expanded when her husband was assigned to Germany. She skied the famous mountain resorts in St. Moritz, Davos, Chamonix, the Zugspitze, Lech, St Anton, Cortina and Garmisch.

Elaine’s greatest passion was as a devoted mother to her two children, Krista and Kyle. One of her greatest joys was the large family get-togethers during the holidays, and time spent at the lake with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. This started during Elaine’s childhood and continued every summer throughout her life. Her husband Andy was her soul mate, always by her side with encouragement, love and friendship. Andy was her best friend who gave her a beautiful and exciting married life of 44 years.

Elaine was a member of Laurel Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MD, where she was an Elder and served on Pastoral Care. Before moving to Laurel, she was a member at Harundale Presbyterian Church in Glen Burnie, MD where she was active with the Bell Choir and the Kids4Christ program. Growing up in Glenfield, NY, she was a member of the Glenfield Methodist Church where she was involved in Sunday School, Youth Activities, and Choir.


Elaine is survived by her husband of 44 years, Andrew James Hochreiter, her daughter Krista Marie Hochreiter Hipp, her husband Patrick and grandchildren Nathan and Paige, and her son Kyle Brice Hochreiter and partner, Leonor Munoz Alcivar. Elaine is also survived by her father Paul Lewis Csizsmar of Brantingham, NY, her sister Paulette Marlene Palombo and husband Frank Camillieri, niece Alana LeMaster, her husband Joel and twin sons Rex and Dominic, nephew Zachary Palombo, her brother Ernest Paul Csizsmar, wife Susan and their son Paul, her uncle George Csizmar and Catherine Csizmar, and many cousins and friends.

Elaine is preceded in death by her son, David James Hochreiter, her mother Eileen Mae Gibbs Csizsmar, her paternal grandparents John and Katherine Zenis Csizmar, and her maternal grandparents William and Bertha Ingersoll Gibbs.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Laurel Presbyterian Church in Maryland. A Celebration of her Life is being planned for next summer in Brantingham, NY and will be announced later.

John C. Hirschey

Hirschey obit

June 12, 1943 to February 9, 2017

LOWVILLE - John C. Hirschey, 73, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at his home.

John was born on June 12, 1943 in Lowville the son of the late Leland A. and Bernice S. (Farney) Hirschey. He graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School in 1961 and Jefferson Community College; he continued his education and graduated with a bachelor’s in accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology. He married Molly A. Grandjean on October 2, 1965 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Stover, officiating. The couple made their home in Lowville. John was a well known CPA in Lowville for over 40 years where he established, The Accounting Firm of Hirschey and Associates. Molly died on Saturday, January 13, 2001.

He is survived by his children, Erik S. and Pamela J. Hirschey of Glenfield; Heidi L. Hirschey of Morristown, NJ; his sisters, LuWenda M. Mohrman; Sara A. (Scott) King; Martha J. Cuilla; Rebecca J. Hirschey; Kristina M. Panowicz; and Laura L. (Samuel) Villanti; his brothers, Ronald L.; Bruce E. (Gayle); Michael L. (Judy); Martin A. (Linda); Randall L. (Shirley); Loren D.; Norman J. (Vikki); and Daniel J. Hirschey, his mother-in-law, Shirley J. Grandjean; his in-laws; Reginald (Kathy) Grandjean; Rosie (Michael) Souva; Diane (Robert) Purvines and Richard Campbell; several nieces and nephews.

John is predeceased by his sister, Diane Bernice; his father-in-law, Lester Grandjean; a brother-in-law, Timothy J. Panowicz; sisters-in-law, Cynthia G. Campbell; Rita S. and her husband Harry F. Ortlieb.

He loved history, classic boats, and old cars and was a member of Northern Cruisers of Lowville. He was in the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce and was businessman of the year in 2000. He served on numerous boards including: Oswegatchie FFA Camp, Brookside Senior Living Community, Ives Hill Retirement Community, and Lewis County Hospital Foundation. He was a past member of the Lowville Kiwanis. He supported fundraisers for Lowville Academy and Central School, FFA Camp Oswegatchie, the Lowville Fire Department and Marine Corps Toys for Tots.

John loved spending time with Molly and his children at their camp on Soft Maple and spending time with his family at numerous gatherings. He enjoyed woodworking, working on anything with an engine, and generally getting his hands dirty.
Mr. Hirschey served in the U.S. Army stateside during Vietnam and was honorably discharged.

His funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Lowville Mennonite Church with Rev. Evan Zehr officiating. Spring burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the church on Monday, February 13th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9:00P.M.

Memorials in John's name may be made to: Lewis County Hospital Foundation, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367; or Lowville Mennonite Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 167, Lowville, NY 13367

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

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