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Albina N. Gyore


August 2, 1925 to January 16, 2017

WATSON - Albina N. Gyore, 91, passed peacefully in her sleep on January 16, 2017. Mrs. Gyore was born August 2, 1925 in the Town of Martinsburg, NY daughter of the late Martin and Eva Chudzik Wieczerzak. She graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1944.

She worked as a secretary for the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service prior to her marriage. On October 1, 1949 she married Joseph Gyore at St. Hedwig's Church, Houseville, NY with the Rev. Victor Balcerak officiating. In 1962, together with her husband, they operated the family farm on Gyore Road until their retirement in 1989.
She also served on Town of Watson Board of Elections for several years.
Albina was a communicant of St. Hedwig's Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughters and their spouses Susan Gyore and Russ Palum of Rochester; Marcia and Eric Sunderhaft of Lyons Falls, NY; Janet and Jay Maitland of Ontario, her grandson, Austin Maitland; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gyore is predeceased by her husband Joseph who passed away on January 22, 2016; five sisters; Jennie Wieczerzak, Sophie Sweredoski, Helen Ross, Viola Domago, and Isabel Stanton; and four brothers; John Wieczerzak, Thaddeus Wieczerzak, Adam Wieczerzak and Walter Wieczerzak.

Albina enjoyed working with her husband and together they had many hobbies. She was a wonderful seamstress and spent many hours creating beautiful hand work.

A funeral mass with be said at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Houseville on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery in the spring.

Family and friends are invited to a luncheon at the church following the mass.

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

LaFayette M. Sykes

September 29, 1936 to January 15, 2017

Woodgate- LaFayette M. Sykes, 80, husband of Margaret, affectionately known as “Bud,” passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in the comfort of his home.

LaFayette was born on September 29, 1936 a son of Horatio B. and Ida Sherman Sykes. He was raised in the Town of Steuben, and attended Holland Patent Schools. Bud then joined the US Army, serving until his honorable discharge in 1958. On December 14, 1975, LaFayette was united in marriage with Margaret Crumrine in Stittville. The couple moved to Woodgate in 1986, and had just celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. Bud was a retired highway supervisor for the New York State Dept. of Transportation, Utica.

Bud’s love of the New York Yankees, led him to be an umpire and coach for several area youth leagues. He enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling, and was previously the President of the Trackside Blazers Snowmobile Club. The family will always cherish the memories of their annual trips to Walt Disney World, and if you knew Bud, you knew his love for Mickey Mouse.

Besides his wife Margaret, Bud is survived by his children: Lauren (Chris) Melton, Hopkinton, MA, Karen (Brian) Bontemps, Monroe, NY, stepchildren: Rebecca (Bill) McGough, Woodgate, Eric Sutherland, Inlet, and 14 precious grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother Sherman (Maureen) Sykes, Underwood, IN, sisters-in-law: Barbara Sykes, Boonville, Melissa (Ed) VanNamee, Vernon Center, Barbara (Don) Wynkoop, Cato, NY, his former wife and friend Joan Sykes, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, William, daughter, Sheree, and a brother Horatio Sykes.

Proudly, Bud has donated his body to the Anatomical Gift Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 19, at 11:00 am at the Boonville United Methodist Church, where Pastor Denise Bowen will officiate. Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodgate Volunteer Fire Dept. 12445 State Route 28, Woodgate, NY 13494, or to the Boonville United Methodist Church, 105 Ann St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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

Johnathan L. Weiler



January 6, 1986 to January 6, 2017

Glenfield – Johnathan, L. Weiler, 31, of Pine Grove Road, passed away unexpectedly at his residence, on Friday, January 6, 2017.

Johnathan was born on January 6, 1986 in Watertown, a son of Kevin W. Weiler and Sheila Doztan. He was a graduate of the South Lewis High School, with the Class of 2005. While in school, Johnathan excelled on the South Lewis Falcons wrestling team and participated in post season sectional matches and was a member of the Falcons Baseball team, where he enjoyed playing every position and was the team’s primary pitcher.

After completing his education, following in his father’s footsteps, Johnathan began employment for several years as a bridge painter for Amstar Co., Buffalo, followed by self-employment as a painter and employment as a machinist at Otis Technology of Lyons Falls. At the present time he was as a bridge painter for P.S. Brussel Contracting Co. of Buffalo.

He enjoyed spending time with his children, hunting and fishing. Johnathan was very active in the Lewis County Billiard League.

Johnathan was predeceased by his father, Kevin William Weiler, on May 25, 2006, his maternal grandmother, Ruth E. Dosztan, in 1999, his grandfather, Theodore Weiler, 2014, his paternal grandmother, Sylvia Kriwox, 2013, his God Father/uncle, Eric Bauer, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Sheila Dosztan; his children, Alexander Mathieu, Kevin R. Weiler, Ayden G. Weaver; his fiancée Sandra Mihalko, and a dearest special friend, Edward Plato and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden, with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor officiating. Interment in the spring will be held in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Fish Creek. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 11, from 4pm to 7pm at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to his mother, Sheila Smith, 2100 Fish Creek Road, Conastableville, New York 13325, where an educational fund will be established for his children.

For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Johnathan, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Joyce H. Schneider

LOWVILLE- Joyce H. Schneider, 80, of Ossont Rd. Lowville, passed away Monday afternoon, January 9, 2017 at the Lewis County General Hospital.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a funeral at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. There are no calling hours. Spring burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls. Per Joyce’s request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce of 53 years; two brothers, Glenn and his wife Helen Altmire of Lowville; Raymond and his wife Nancy Altmire of Webster; a sister, Betty Ladue of Beaver Falls and her companion Keith Gary of Lowville; 3 sisters-in-law, Lila Altmire of Croghan; Karen Kirkbride of Turin; Deborah and her husband Aaron L. Widrick of Martinsburg; nieces, and nephews. She is predeceased by a brother, Richard E. Altmire and a brother-in-law Robert Kirkbride.

Joyce was born on September 15, 1936, at home in Petries Corners, a daughter of the late Jesse and Elizabeth “Anna” Loson Almire. She attended Beaver River Central School. While in school, she worked at the Rapshaw Club, Stillwater. She graduated in 1955, and went on to work as a nanny. She also worked as a waitress for Paul’s Restaurant, before going on to work at General Telephone for 10 years. On May 11, 1963, she married Bruce S. Schneider at the Beaver Falls United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bird officiating. Their honor attendants at the wedding were Ray Altmire, brother of the bride, and best friend Marie Young. Joyce devoted the rest of her life to being a homemaker and helping others. She cared for her mother before her death, and then went on to care for Bruce’s mother and father.

She loved the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, having grown up on Crystal Creek, gardening, feeding the birds, cutting wood and mowing the lawn. Over the years, she loved her pets and was known to be very tender-hearted to animals.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .

Paul Martin


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February 17, 1925 to January 7, 2017

CROGHAN, NY ~ Paul J. Martin, 91, of Long Pond Rd., Croghan, died peacefully at home and surrounded by his children on Saturday, January 7, 2017, where he had been under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

Born February 17, 1925 in Watertown, NY, he was a son of William R. and Angela Pate Martin, and was a 1942 graduate of Beaver River Central School.

A WWII veteran, Mr. Martin entered the US Army on December 20, 1943, and served with the 318th Fighter Control Squadron attached to the 7th Air Force which was part of the Army Air Corps. He served primarily in the Pacific and Hawaiian Islands and was honorably discharged as a Corporal on April 6, 1946 from Fort Dix, NJ.

Following his war service, he returned home and married Edna Boliver in 1946 in Indian River, and together, raised their large family of six children in Croghan. He later married Evelyn L. Martin in 1970 in Mohawk, NY, who died in 2005.

In his younger years, Paul worked in local paper mills and was also a logger. In 1960, he went to work as a Lineman for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1249 out of Syracuse. Throughout his career as a construction lineman, he worked all over the state and also on the state’s big 765 line which runs to New York City. He retired in 1987 after 26 years of service.

Mr. Martin was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan. He was a member of the Beaver River Memorial Post 1663 American Legion, Croghan, and the Lowville VFW Post 6912.

As an active outdoorsman for much of his life, he especially enjoyed hunting, trapping and was a very avid reader. Paul will always be remembered for his love of family and his particularly keen wit and humor.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Joyce Martin, of Glenfield, and Roger and Michelle Martin, of Lowville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marjorie and Keith Korpela, of Croghan, Loretta and Paul McDermid, of Deer River, and Kay Sabo, of Croghan; a stepson and daughter-in-law, William and Diane Palmieri; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Marie and Dominick Vacco; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter; three nephews, and his very special friend, Todd Phelan.

He was predeceased by a son, Jerry A. Martin, who died in 1966, and a brother, Harold Martin, who died in 2003.

Paul’s funeral will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, beginning with a 9:45 a.m. Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in spring in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery, Belfort.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 11th, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department or Lewis County Friends of Hospice.

To view Paul’s online obituary or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.scanlonfuneral.com

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