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Jalowiec, Frances - Herkimer  
Mrs. Frances Jalowiec HERKIMER Mrs. Frances Jalowiec , 83, of 417 N. Prospect St., passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014, in the Sitrin Health Care Center with her family by her side. She was born in New York Mills on June 21, 1931, the daughter of the late Frank and Anielka Osika Jungiewicz. She attended St. Mary's Acedemy in New York Mills and graduated with the class of 1949. She went on to attend college in Buffalo, learning the art of fashion where she became a seamstress. She was married to Frank Jalowiec on May 29, 1955 in St. Mary's Church, New York Mills. Frank passed away on July 25, 2008. Following her college education, Frances and her sister, Genny were the owners and operators of Gene's Bridal Shop in New York Mills and later was the owner and operator of Francia's Bridal Shop in Herkimer until her retirement in 2006. Francia's Bridal Shop was the oldest and longest family owned bridal store in all of New York State. She was a communicant of Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church and a member of the NYS Bridal Association. Frances is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. David Jalowiec and his wife, Danielle, of Herkimer and Daniel Jalowiec and his wife, Janice, of Rochester; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna, and her husband, David Findlay of Athol, MA and Kathy Jalowiec-Stanton and her husband, Scott of Oneonta; eleven grandchildren, David Jonathan Findlay, Michael Findlay, Christopher Jalowiec, Anastasia Jalowiec, Jennifer Stanton, Andrew Stanton, Olivia Jalowiec, Josiah Jalowiec, Levi Jalowiec, Micah Jalowiec and Savannah Jalowiec and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by five sisters, Stella Lukasziewicz, Jennie Koziol, Josephine Lilli, Julie Nigrelli and Sophie Fugal. Her funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM from the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St. Herkimer, and at 9:30 AM in Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Terence Healy and assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus & St. Casimir Cemetery in New York Mills. Calling hours will be Tuesday evening from 5-8 PM in the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Frances online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2014
Klepfer, Leonard S. - New Hartford  
Leonard S. Klepfer NEW HARTFORD Leonard S. Klepfer , 91, of New Hartford, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare, surrounded by his family. He was born in Erie, PA, on May 28, 1923, son of Fred and Susan Klepfer. Leonard graduated from Academy High School in Erie. During WW II, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in West Africa. After discharge, Leonard attended Gannon College in Erie, graduating in 1949. In 1950, in Erie, he married the former Ethel Laslow who predeceased him in 1993. Leonard worked for Travelers Insurance in Erie and for Utica National Insurance in New Hartford as a claims examiner from 1964 until his retirement in 1986. In his 70s, he enjoyed several trips to Florida with his daughter. For the past three and a half years, Leonard has been a resident of the Masonic Care Community, Saranac Household, where he bided his time in his quiet and patient way. His survivors are a daughter, Lynn Klepfer, and a son, Stephen Klepfer, his wife, Debra, and a granddaughter, Courteney Klepfer, all of New Hartford. Also surviving are a sister, Doris Komenca, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Byron Klepfer, and a sister, Marie Lukeas. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Visitation Ministry of St. John the Evangelist Church for their care and compassion. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Kevin Bunger officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are with Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Homes, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Messages of sympathy at www.dfwefh.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, 2014
Kogut, Florence R. - Hamilton  
Florence R. Kogut LIVERPOOL, NY Florence R. Kogut , of Liverpool, NY, formerly of Eaton, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Elderwood at Liverpool. She was born in Poolville, NY, on June 3, 1921, the daughter of Caroline and Walter (Edward) Ezick. Florence graduated from Sherburne Central High School in 1939 and later attended CCBI in Syracuse. She worked for many years as a secretary at Syracuse China and later at Colgate University where she was an Operations Supervisor in the data processing department until her retirement. After retiring, she enjoyed spending winters with her husband in Zephyrhills, FL, where she reunited with family members and made many new friends. Florence was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She was proud of her Polish heritage, traveling twice to Poland and assisting Polish refugees settling in the area. She was an enthusiastic member of Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton, winning numerous tournaments. She volunteered at St. Mary's Church, was a mentor recognized for Club Leadership in 4-H, and was active in Home Bureau. She will be remembered for her love of family and home, and her endless energy and creativity. Her many talents included ceramics, braided rugs, flower gardening and baking. She was a master cake-maker and will be missed for her fresh raspberry pies and personalized cakes at many family celebrations. Surviving are her loving sister, Irene Kohl Quig, of Liverpool; sisters-in-law, Joanne Ezick, of Norwich, and Mary Kogut, of New York Mills; nephews, Edward Ezick, of Whitesboro, Wayne Ezick (Sonja), of Zephyrhills, FL, Douglas Ezick, of Zephyrhills, FL, Randall Ezick, of Clifton Park, Ronald Ezick, of Lady Lake, FL, David Kremser (Sandra), of Evergreen, CO, Peter Kogut (Christine), of Pittsford, Norman Kogut, of Utica, Walter Kogut, of Fayetteville, and Joseph Kohl (Cindy), of Liverpool; nieces, Jorene Taylor, of Walworth, Carol Wheeler (Lyn), of Lexington, VA, Winifred Koontz (William), of Duanesburg, Janet Wysokowski (John), of Cicero, Laurie Chartier (Paul), of Tupper Lake, Linda Hopson, of Norwich, and Julie Audi (Dominick), of Malta; and many cherished nephews and nieces by marriage. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 65 years, John, Jr.; her son, James; five brothers, Adolph (Stella), Fred (Doris), Ted (Gertrude), Chester (Sophie) and Edwin (Joanne); three sisters, Geneva Howard (Dewitt), Wanda Kogut (Peter) and Bernice Kremser (Stanley); and nephews, Daniel Cummings (Dottie), Gary Kremser and John Kogut (Barbara). Friends are invited to call from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014, at St. Mary's Church, 16 Wylie St., Hamilton, NY, followed by a memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m., and interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Hamilton. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary's Church; the Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund, c/o The Community Foundation, 1222 State St., Utica, NY 13502; http://foundationhoc.org/our-funds/alexandra-g-kogut-memorial-fund/ ; or the Kogut Scholarship Fund at Colgate University, 13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346, www.colgate.edu/makeagift . Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville, NY. To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online, go to: www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Nov. 21, 2014
Laria, Andrew - Sunrise Beach  
Andrew Laria SUNRISE BEACH, MO Andrew Laria passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Sunrise Beach, MO, at the age of 68. He was a supportive father and loving grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and fondly remembered by all as a kind, respectful and generous man. Andy was born and raised in Utica, New York. Growing up, he worked with his grandfather, Joseph Gigliotti, to support the family's washer and dryer repair business. Upon graduation from Proctor High School, he enlisted in the US Army where he completed paratrooper training and became a decorated marksman. He served his country for a total of six years and was a proud veteran. After the Army, Andy began a successful business career at General Electric in Utica, NY, and then later joined Thompson Consumer Electronics to run their telephone business, working in their Syracuse, NY, Hong Kong and Carmel, IN, offices. His work enabled him to travel the world and provide a wonderful life for his family. He retired in October 2003 after spending more than 36 years with the company. Andy pursued several small business ventures in his retirement years as an entrepreneur with his business partner, Jeff Scott. He enjoyed his retirement at his home on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and spent much of his time fishing when he wasn't visiting his four children and seven grandchildren. Andy was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Frances Laria, of Utica, NY, as well as his grandfather, Joseph Gigliotti, who helped raise him. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Robert Giovinazzo, of Utica, NY; his dear cousin, Joe Nuccio, of Utica, NY; as well as his children, their spouses, and his grandchildren, including Anne Marie, Ed and Francesca Romano, of Hilton Head, SC, Marie Elana, Steve, Lexi and Vicky Casazza, of Ballwin, MO, Andrea, David and Julia Stott, of Carmel, IN, and Anthony, Marisol, Sofia and Natalia Laria, of Miami, FL. Family and friends wishing to celebrate Andy's life and pay their respects are welcome to attend his calling hours at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel in Indianapolis, IN, on Saturday, November 22, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., which will be followed by a memorial service beginning at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Andrew J. Laria to the Wounded Warrior Project (https://support. woundedwarriorproject.org/ default.aspx?tsid=72) or the charity of your choice.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Nov. 20, 2014
Letnow, John - Richfield Springs  
John Letnow WHITESBORO John Letnow , age 94, formerly of Richfield Springs, passed away on Thursday November 13, 2014 at the Presbyterian Home, New Hartford. He was born on October 28, 1920, in Herkimer, the son of the late John and Pauline Letnow. He graduated from Richfield Springs High School in 1941. He then entered in the military, both Army and Air Force and served in WWII, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. Tours of duty included Africa, Germany, England, the Philippine Island, Panama, Guam, New Guinea, Eniwetox Atoll and South Vietnam. He was stationed at numerous bases in the U.S. including, California, New Mexico and Colorado. One of his memorable experiences was a special tour of duty with the United States Truce Commission in Greece, Egypt, and Palestine in 1948 where he saw many outstanding diplomats and leaders gather. After 24 years serving our country in the Air Force he went to work at the Savings Bank of Utica for the next eighteen and a half years. He was member of the Richfield Springs Vets Club for seventy years. After retirement he lived in Richfield Springs with his wife Gloria Jean, who he married in December of 1984. His retirement years were spent enjoying his hobby of landscaping that produced beautiful flowers and shrubbery that everyone in town enjoyed. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Richfield Springs. John is survived by his wife, Gloria Jean; a stepson, Roy Parker and his wife, Charla, and their son, Mick; a stepdaughter, Annette Lahman, and her husband, Jamie, and their daughter, Britney. He is also survived by many cousins. There will be no calling hours. A mass of Christian burial will be at the St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Richfield Springs on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Josephs Cemetery, Richfield Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Richfield Springs or the Richfield Springs Fire Dept. Envelopes will be available at the church. Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Nov. 15, 2014
Liszczynskyj, Joseph - Utica  
Joseph Liszczynskyj UTICA Joseph Liszczynskyj passed into the loving arms of his God on November 16, 2014, short of his 90th birthday, after a long battle with cancer. Joseph was born on July 26, 1925, in Buchach, Ukraine, the son of Dmytro and Olha (Typkywich) Liszczynskyj, and arrived in this country in 1949. He was educated in Ukraine, Austria and the United States, receiving his BS in Biochemistry from Utica College in 1966. Joseph became a research assistant and retired after a long career at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in 1993, finishing out his career in genetics. Joseph was a devout Catholic, which gave him great peace throughout his life. He was very active in the local Ukrainian community and St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Church, where he helped with many causes supporting Ukrainians here and in Ukraine. One of his primary goals was to inspire younger generations to remember their ancestry and history. Joseph enjoyed stamp collecting, discussing politics, playing chess and reading. He will be forever missed by his wife of 58 years, Wolodymyra; brother, Zenon and his wife, Jean, Florida; leaving behind his daughters, Halyna Liszczynskyj, Utica, and Olha (Liszczynskyj) Lechman, New Hartford; son, Ihor (Sky) Liszczynskyj and his wife, Carey, New Hartford; grandchildren, Alexandra and Daria Lechman, Nicholas, Joseph and Marley Liszczynskyj, and Michael and Hanna Klockowski. He was predeceased by his brother, Bohdan. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Friday from 3-5 p.m. at Nunn & McGrath Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica. Parastas prayers will be observed at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Church, Cottage St., Utica. Interment will be in St. Volodymyr Cemetery, Whitesboro. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Joseph's name may be made to United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc., at www.uuarc.org . Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Dr. Butala, Dr. Sloan and nursing staff along with Heritage Home and St. Joseph Nursing Home for all their kindness and care. Messages of sympathy at nunnandmcgrath.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Nov. 18 to Nov. 21, 2014
Lloyd-Amuso, Lisa A. - Utica  
Lisa A. Lloyd-Amuso MARCY, NY Lisa A. Lloyd-Amuso , age 51, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born in Utica, on December 28, 1962, Lisa was the daughter of the late Dr. Willard J. and Eileen (Houghton) Lloyd. She was raised and educated locally attending New Hartford High School. Lisa was a proud US Army Veteran. She attended McPherson College in Kansas and received her Bachelors Degree in Plant Pathology from Kansas State University. She had been previously employed at Prevalere Life Sciences, Inc. in Whitesboro. Her memberships included the New Hartford American Legion Post 1376 and the Harley Owners Group. Lisa had a great love for nature and riding Harley motorcycles; was an avid gardener and gifted artist. Her warm and caring personality will be remembered and cherished by her family and friends. Lisa is survived by Jim Amuso of Taberg, NY; daughter, Crysta Kovach of Grovetown, GA; son, Evan M. Lloyd of Marcy; step-children, Joanne Amuso and James Amuso, III both of Little Falls; grandson, Mason Lucas Lloyd of Utica; sister, Rebecca Wittman and Ronald Moore of Utica; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Willard Lloyd of Utica and Robert and Mary Lloyd of Alabama; nieces and nephews, Robert Wittman (Mary), Luke Wittman (Erin), Charlotte Wittman (Joe), Desiree Moore and Isaiah Moore and an uncle, Karl Shue of Port Leyden, NY. Also surviving are many great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, in-laws, her dog, Maya and special friends, Donna Stephens and Bonnie and Dave Frath. Visitation will be held on Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., corner of Mohawk St., Utica. Lisas funeral service will commence on Monday evening at 7:00, immediately following the conclusion of the visitation. Memorial contributions may be considered in Lisas memory to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio Street, Utica, NY 13502 or Central New York Veterans Outreach Center, 726 Washington Street, Utica, NY 13502.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2014
Loomis, Carl R. Rodge - Sauquoit  
Carl R. Rodge Loomis SAUQUOIT Carl R. Rodge Loomis , 75, passed away on November 20, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center with his loving family at his side. Calling hours will be Monday from 1-4 at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit with funeral services following immediately at 4:00. A complete obituary will appear in tomorrows paper. In Carls memory, please consider donations to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502 ( www.stevens-swan.org ). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. smith-funeralhome.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2014
Lux, Margaret - Rome  
Margaret Lux WESTERNVILLE Margaret Annette Jones Lux, 88, of Westernville, NY, died on November 12, 2014. Annette Lux, born March 16, 1926, in Utica, NY, daughter of Wardwell and Margaret Sara Jones, loving wife of W. William Lux, died peacefully in her sleep at Rome Hospital. She is survived by her husband Bill; her daughters, Deborah (Marc) Woltag and Karen (Brian) Taussig-Lux; her son W. William (Diane) Lux Jr.; her grandchildren, Laura, Will, Henry, Jacob, Hugh and Anna; her brother Gilbert Jones; her brother-in-law Donald Lux; and 17 nieces and nephews. A graduate of New Hartford High School (43) and Mount Holyoke College (47), Annette was known for her three life-long passions: horses, dogs and boats. She shared her enthusiasms with those around her, positively impacting the lives of many young people as an educator and as a volunteer. She began her teaching career at the Knox School in Cooperstown, NY, continuing it in the Utica City School District, Rome Developmental Center and United Cerebral Palsy in Utica. She also served as a member of the Junior League of Utica, board member of the Utica YWCA and Camp Als-Ikh-Kan, a 4-H Horse Club leader and founder and DC of Westernvilles Red Fox Pony Club. Summers, as Commodore of the Big Moose Canoe Crew, Annette taught young and old the mysteries and pleasures of canoeing and sailing and led weekly canoe trips for all comers. She capped her career working as Westernville Town Tax Assessor for over 20 years, until her death. Annette was part of three church communities: Plymouth Bethesda in Utica; Westernville Presbyterian Church; and the Big Moose Community Chapel. There are no calling hours. A religious service and a Celebration of Life will be held at later dates. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Humane Society of Rome, NY, http://www.humanesocietyrome.com/store/ ; the Big Moose Ambulance Company, c/o Treasurer, 1449 Big Moose Road, Eagle Bay, NY 13331; or the Westernville Presbyterian Church, Box 190, Westernville, NY 13486. Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome. You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy and view the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2014
Marhaver, Laura "Katie" - Ilion  
Laura "Katie" Marhaver ILION Laura Katherine "Katie" Marhaver, age 90, of W. North St., Ilion, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held 9:00 a.m., Friday, November 21, 2014, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home's newly reopened location at 102 West St., Ilion, and 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Ned's cousin, Father John Waldron. Interment will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion, next to her husband, Ned. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home at 102 West St., Ilion. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Katie, or add to her online memorial, may go to: www.applegateandday.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2014
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