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Raymond C. Pleskach


Ray Pleskach obit


March 2, 1951 ~ December 22, 2016

PORT LEYDEN – Raymond C. Pleskach, 65, of Popple Lane, Port Leyden, passed away Thursday morning, December 22, 2016, in the comfort of his home.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Pastor Steve Bolin officiating. There will be a calling hour from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the spring at Martinsburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Flywheels and Pulleys, State Route 26, Constableville, NY 13325 or New Covenant Church of Port Leyden, Moose River Road, Port Leyden, NY 13343.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two brothers, Harold Pleskach of Lowville; Doug and his wife Shirley Pleskach of Lowville; a sister, Rosemary and her husband Ernie Rook of West Martinsburg; a stepson, Dominic Russell of Lowville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by a brother, Joseph Pleskach.

Raymond was born on March 2, 1951 in Martinsburg, New York, a son of the late John and Mable Emerson Pleskach. He attended country school in Martinsburg, as well as Lowville Academy and Beaver River Central School. On May 15, 1999, he married Kathleen Schack at Grace Covenant Church, Lowville, with Rev. Abe Clemons officiating. He worked on many area farms in Lewis County, and also worked as a cleaner for the Lewis County Highway Department.

Mr. Pleskach was an active member of the New Covenant Church, Port Leyden. He was also a member of the Lowville American Legion Post #162, as well as Flywheels and Pulleys of Constableville. He enjoyed fishing, camping, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, dancing, playing cards and going to the Flywheels and Pulleys.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Mildred A. Karn

August 11, 1917 to December 20, 2016


Mildred A. Karn, 99 yrs. old of Little Long Lake passed away on December 20, 2016 at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.

She was born on August 11, 1917 in Utica the daughter of Chester H. Smith and Elsie Cook Smith. She was a 1933 graduate of Sauquoit Valley Central School. On June 3, 1939 she married William H. Karn Jr. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Utica, N.Y. Mildred and Bill were married for 54 years until his passing on February 27, 1993.

Mildred spent her years as a devoted housewife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, hard worker and in later years an accomplished artist. Her passions in life were her loving family, working in her flower gardens, cooking and painting. Mildred and her husband cherished and loved the wonderful years that they spent together. They raised their family on Symonds Place, Utica, moving to Little Long Lake after their children were grown. A life time of memories with family and friends were created at the lake. Winters were enjoyed in Florida, until Bill passed away. Mildred and her husband sustained their devoted relationship with God as members of the Boonville United Methodist Church.

Mildred is survived by; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Dean Bedgar of Alder Creek, NY; one son, William H. Karn III of Woodgate, NY. Grandchildren; Dean and Kenda Bedgar of Lexington Park, MD., Sean and Terri Karn, of Brookfield, N.Y., Amy Tabor of Holland Patent, N.Y., Christopher and Heather Karn of Oxford, N.Y., Michelle and Jeffrey Edick of West Clarksville, N.Y. Great Grandchildren; Kylie and Aiden Bedgar, Danica and Delany Karn, Emma Tabor, Kayla, MaKenna, Leah, Lily Karn, Joshua Hull and Mia Walton, Emilie and Alex Edick. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

The eldest of her siblings, she was predeceased by three brothers: Stanley Smith, Justin Smith and Melvin Smith.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Interment in the spring will be in Crown Hill Memorial Cemetery, in the Town of Kirkland. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boonville United Methodist Church, 105 Ann Street, Boonville, New York 13309.

For an online message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Donald R. Parker


Parker obit

March 11, 1938 - December 18, 2016

LOWVILLE - Donald R. Parker, 78, of Lowville, died Sunday evening, on December 18, 2016 at Lewis County General Hospital where he was a patient for a few days.

Mr. Parker was born March 11, 1938 in Watertown the son of the late Orman and Helen (Sullivan) Parker, he attended school in Evans Mills and Indian River. He went to work at the age of 16 for New York Air Brake where he worked in the foundry and was a machine operator. He married Louise M. Rudnik on August 27, 1988 at Constable Hall with Justice of the Peace, Hugh Wilkinson, officiating. The couple made their home in Lowville.

Donald was an avid Washington Redskins fan, loved watching football, dancing, being with family, and joking around.

He is survived by his wife, Louise; his children, Ricky and Cherie Parker of Watertown; Lisa M. Williams of Watertown; and Tammy and Chris Ellisor of Ft. Drum; four grandchildren, Katelynn, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Josiah; his brother, Joe and Ruby Parker; his sisters, Shirley Gowing; Barbara Evans all of Watertown; his sister-in-law, Sophie Zubrzycki of Lowville; several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held for family and friends at the Sundquist Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville.

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

H. Gilbert Fox, Sr.

May 9, 1932 to December 20, 2016


Woodgate- H. Gilbert (Gil) Fox, Sr. 84, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, while surrounded by the loving care of his wife, Joyce and his family, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

He was born in Rome, on May 9, 1932, a son of Harold Savery and Margaret Esther Gilbert Fox and he graduated from Rome Free Academy with the Class of 1950. Gil had a long career in law enforcement, beginning as a Deputy Sherriff for Oneida County Sherriff. Later Gil attended the New York State Police Academy, and for many years he was a State Trooper, stationed at Remsen.

Gil began his interest in cooking and baking as a youth. Prior to his career in law enforcement, his first employment was as a baker at Rome State School. After his retirement from the State Police, for many years he operated North Country Catering and was famous over a wide area for his “Gil Fox” Chicken Barbeques, ham and roast beef dinners.

On November 25, 1978, Gil was united in marriage with Martha Joyce Windecker, at St. James Episcopal Church of Clinton.

Mr. Fox was a long time member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonville, and a member of Boonville-Uriel Masonic Lodge # 165, F & AM, The Ziyara Shriners of Utica, where he was Potentate in 1981, member of Mappa Chapter Order of Eastern Star, where he served as Patron, and was an officer for the N.Y. State Eastern Star, in 1971, for the Woods/Graves Group. He was also a member and Past Exalted Ruler of Boonville Elks Lodge # 2158, and an over 50 year and current active member of the Boonville-Oneida County Fair Association.

In addition to his wife, Gil is survived by four sons and their wives, Hal, Jr. and Linda, Brian C. and Valerie, Bruce E. and Beth, Kevin D. and Brenda; eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; a sister in law, Shirley Fox, Rome; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard and by a sister, Eleanor DeVall.

The Office for the Burial of the Dead, with The Holy Eucharist, will be said on Monday, December 26, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Schuyler St. Boonville, where Rev. Mother Linda Logan, Rector, will officiate. There are no calling hours. Interment in the spring will be in Boonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or the Resident Activities Fund of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

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

William E. Darling

Darling obit

February 23, 1961  -  December 16, 2016

GLENFIELD – William E. “Bill” Darling, Jr., 55, loving father and husband, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at his home and was pronounced at Lewis General Hospital.

Bill was born on February 23, 1961 in Constableville the son of William E. and Joan A. Wood Darling, Sr. He graduated from South Lewis Central School, class of 1980. Following graduation he went into the U.S. Marine Corps and served three years, and was a veteran of Beirut, Lebanon. He was honorably discharged as Lance Corporal. On November 24, 1984 he married Lori S. Hulbert at the Lowville United Methodist Church with Rev. Lloyd Tanner, officiating. He has worked for Fibermark-Neenah since 1993 and was currently a Back Tender.

Bill was a member of the Lowville American Legion Post #162, Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, V.F.W., he enjoyed camping and pontooning at Delta Lake, hunting and fishing with his brother, Dale. Bill was a lover of animals, his two Old English Bulldogs, Chester and Niles, and his two cats, Old Cat and Young Cat.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Lori, his mother and step father, Joan and Ed Sinclair; his mother-in-law, Madalene Mackey; his two daughters, Melinda M. Darling; Shauna J. Darling and Josh Mulvaney and his daughter Harleigh Ann; two brothers, Ricky M. Darling and Wendy; Dale L. and Holly Darling; his sister, Gail E. and Phil Bowers; his in-laws, the Crouse’s and Haggerty’s; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is predeceased by his father, William Edward Darling, Sr., in 1989.

Please wear Flannel in remembrance of Bill, his memorial service will be held at the Callaghan Funeral Home, Port Leyden On Thursday, December 22nd at 6:00 P.M.
Calling hours will precede the service at the Callaghan Funeral Home on Thursday December 22nd, from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M.
A military burial will be in the spring at Wildwood Cemetery.

Per Bill’s request no flowers, 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

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