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Knapp, Bonnie M.  
Bonnie M. Knapp UTICA Bonnie Knapp passed away on January 25, 2015, at the Abraham House, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bonnie was born on July 18, 1943, and raised in Oneonta, New York. She received her nursing degree from Nathan Littauer and worked as a Registered Nurse in the Coronary Care Unit at Faxton Hospital. She also practiced nursing in Florida until her retirement. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert G. Knapp, Jr., of Florida; her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Timothy Halpin, of Barneveld; her two adored grandchildren, Ryan and Shannon Halpin; a sister, Patty (Daniel) Polanowicz; a brother, William Haynes; her beloved nieces and nephews; two stepsons and their children, Robert (Nancy) Knapp and James (Janet) Knapp; an uncle and aunt, Wilber and Marjorie Haynes; and several cousins. Bonnie was predeceased by her mother, Mary Townsend, and an aunt and uncle, Pearl and Harold Barber. There will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are under the care of the Kowalczyk Funeral Home in Utica. Remembrances may be made to Abraham House in Utica. Light a Candle at: www.kowalczykfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Jan. 29, 2015
Kowalczik, Julia  
Mrs. Julia Kowalczik HERKIMER Mrs. Julia Kowalczik , 93, of 104 N. Washington St. passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Folts Home with her family by her side. She was born in Frankfort on October 15, 1921, the daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Brelinsky and she attended local schools. She was married to Peter Kowalczik on May 10, 1947 in Oneonta. Peter passed away on March 23, 2011. Julia was employed as an assembler for Remington Arms, Ilion for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Herkimer. Julia is survived by son and daughter in law, Peter and Cheryl L. Kowalczik of Dallas, TX; two grandsons, Jeffrey and his wife, Megan Kowalczik of Reston, VA and Staff Sergeant Philip Kowalczik serving with the US Air Force, Italy; three sisters, Sadie Steciak of Deland, FL, Mary Sidoran of Barneveld and Christine Tina Stanley of Denver; one brother and sister in law, John and Winnie Brelinsky of Middleville; her in laws, Sandra Brelinsky and Joseph Kowalczik and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by son, Ronny Lee Kowalczik on June 28, 1976, three brothers, Joseph Brelinsky, Steve Brelinsky and Louis Brelinsky and one sister, Helen Sobolowski. Her funeral will be held at a later date in the spring with services in Trinity Lutheran Church and interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. There will be no public calling hours. Her funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi, & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St. Herkimer. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Julias online memorial page by going to: iocovozzifuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26, 2015
LaBella, Antoinette R. (Cerri)  
Mrs. Antoinette R. (Cerri) LaBella UTICA, NEW YORK Mrs. Antoinette "Honey" R. (Cerri) LaBella, age 84, of Utica, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, with her family at her side. In keeping with Antoinette's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Saturday (today) at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. The family will receive visitors in church at the conclusion of services. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adrean Funeral Service, Inc. Please consider memorial contributions in Antoinette's memory to the Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Dialysis Unit. Envelopes will be available at church. Online memorials at AdreanFuneralService.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2015
Lindfield, Peyton Marie  
Peyton Marie Lindfield ILION/CLINTON Peyton Marie Lindfield , infant daughter of Ruth Morey and Brian Lindfield, became an angel of God on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Funeral services entrusted to the Heintz Funeral Home, 10 East Park Row, Clinton, are being held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Crown Hill Memorial Park, Clinton. Online memorial and messages of sympathy available at: heintzfuneralservice.net
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Feb. 1, 2015
Lynch, John Robert "Bob"  
John Robert "Bob" Lynch LOWVILLE John Robert "Bob" Lynch , 93, former New York State Supreme Court Justice, of Brookside Circle, Lowville, died at home on Thursday afternoon, January 29th, 2015. Judge Lynch was born on March 1, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York. He and his family later moved to Croghan and then to Lowville, New York, where he graduated from Lowville Academy. Judge Lynch attended Cornell University and Manhattan College, served in the military in World War II, and upon his return from service, earned his law degree from Albany Law School and was admitted to the Bar in 1948. He practiced law in Lowville and was a law assistant to Judge Fred Young; in 1956, he was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Judge Lynch served as the Lewis County District Attorney in 1959, until his election to the New York State Supreme Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, later that year; he became the youngest Supreme Court Justice in the state at that time. Judge Lynch was reelected to the Supreme Court in 1973 and was also named to the Appellate Division First Department. In 1985, he was appointed to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Court of Appeals. Judge Lynch later went on to become a Judicial Hearing Officer for the Supreme Court and a member of the Lewis County Ethics Board. In addition, Judge Lynch was a very active member of his church and community. Among his many contributions, he helped found St. Peter's Parochial School in Lowville and the Lady of the Lakes Chapel in Number Four, as well as the Lewis County Hospice program. In his later years, Judge Lynch and his family were greatly appreciative of the caring support he received from the Lowville community and, in particular, from the strong network of caregivers and advisors that so greatly enhanced his daily life. Judge Lynch was married to Sarah Nortz Lynch from 1950 until her death in 2012. He is survived by his children, Andrea Lynch of Utica, NY, Roberta Lynch Carroll (James) of North Bennington, VT, Sarah Lynch Disney of Essex, NY, Margaret Lohmann (Keith) of Franklin, NH, Thomas Lynch of North Andover, MA, and John Lynch (Laura) of Fairport, NY; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judge Lynch's memory to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. Condolences may be made online at: www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2015
Macrina, Ezzio Bim  
Mr. Ezzio Bim Macrina HERKIMER Mr. Ezzio Bim Macrina , 88, long time resident of Park Lane Dr Herkimer passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Vestavia, Alabama in the Chateau Vestavia with his family by his side. He was born in Herkimer on March 15, 1926, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Scalise Macrina and attended Herkimer schools. He served with the US Army during World War II. Bim was married to Helen Kryniak on August 9, 1947 in Herkimer. Helen passed away on January 24, 2013. He was employed by Univac, Ilion plant for many years and later was a Supervisor of Inventory Control and Warehouse Management for M D S, Herkimer. He was a communicant of Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church and a member Tony R. George Post #6. Bim is survived by one son and daughter in law, Dr. David and Nancy Macrina of Hoover, AL; one granddaughter, Kimberly and her husband, Jason Tingle; one grandson, Daniel Macrina; two great grandchildren, Abigail Tingle and Alex Tingle and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one sister, Clara Perrucci and three brothers, John Macrina, Frank Macrina and Nicholas Macrina. His funeral will be held at a later date. Spring interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Bims funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St.Herkimer. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Bims online memorial page by going to: iocovozzifuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 24 to Jan. 27, 2015
Massinger, Helen Patricia - Herkimer  
Helen Patricia Massinger HERKIMER Helen Patricia Massinger , age 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, January 25, 2015, at the Siegenthaler Center, New Hartford. Helen was born on October 24, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Alvin George Massinger and Helen Elizabeth (Thompson) Massinger. She relocated to the Mohawk Valley in Herkimer, NY, in 1995. Helen greatly enriched the lives of all who knew her. She had a contagious smile and loved to laugh. Helen was cared for in a loving and happy way by the staff and volunteers of the Herkimer Area Resource Center. With the help of the HARC, Helen was able to have a fulfilling and comfortable life. She is survived by her brothers, Al Massinger and his wife, Dorothy, of Herkimer, Walt Massinger and his wife, Linda, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania; niece and nephews, Maria, Tim and TJ; and great-nephew, Michael. The family would like to thank the staff and the volunteers of the Herkimer Area Resource Center for caring for Helen and for being an important part of her life. We would also like to thank the Siegenthaler Center for helping Helen's last days to be peaceful. Her funeral arrangements are with The Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 North Washington Street, Herkimer, NY, and are under the direction of Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea, (315) 866-1011. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the Enea Family Funeral Home on Thursday, January 29th, 2015, from 3 until 6 PM. At 5:15 PM on Thursday, Father Quy Vo will offer funeral prayers for Helen at the funeral home chapel. The visitation will conclude at 6:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service Saturday, January 31st, 2015, 10:00 AM, at Logan Funeral Home, 57 South Eagle Rd., Havertown, PA 19083, where friends may call from 10:00 A.M., Saturday, at the funeral home. Interment will be SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. The family prefers contributions to either Herkimer Area Resource Center, P.O. Box 271, Herkimer, NY 13350 or to Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. To leave an online note of sympathy, please visit: www.eneafamily.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2015
McDonald, John Corbett  
John Corbett McDonald WHITESBORO John Corbett McDonald , 66 yrs old, was a long time resident of Whitesboro, NY and passed away unexpectedly of heart failure, January 21st at his home. John was born in Walton, NY on April 25, 1948, the son of Amelia McDonald and the late Fredrick McDonald, and graduated in 1967 from Westmoreland Central High. He honorably served with the US Marines-Vietnam Veteran. He was very proud to have served his Country and we were very proud of him. He is survived by his mother, Amelia McDonald, brother, James McDonald Whitesboro and sisters, Bonita (McDonald) Monroe (Robert) WA; Betty McDonald (Brian Bolger) Finger Lakes; Susan Landers (Jon) Whitesboro. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Debbie (Monroe) St Clair (Kevin); Donald Monroe (Lesa) and Douglas Monroe WA. Jason Powers (Holly); Justin Powers (Christine) Washington DC. James Landers, Daniel Landers (Kara Schafer) Utica. Heather Landers Liverpool; Jon D. Landers Sauquoit; Brian (BJ) Bolger Whitesboro and Jessica Bolger OH. Additionally he is survived by his great nieces and nephews, Kyle and Madison Monroe WA; Adaleen Landers Utica; Ellie, Maia, John, Avery and Owen Washington DC. Johnny loved looking at their baby photos and spending time with them. Survived by his uncle and aunt, Olin McDonald (Mary Lou) Albany and Barbara Ramsey OH, along with several cousins. He was a good man with a child-like excitement for the simpler things in life. He often spoke of how much he enjoyed family gatherings, high school class reunions/picnics, books and his record collection. Getting together and chatting with his mother, family and friends meant the world to him. He loved talking about his childhood and would remember things that had long been forgotten by others. He had a special gift for sports, music, and movie trivia. He was most proud of his job at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford where he worked as a nurses aide. He loved caring for the elderly, both in the nursing home and around the neighborhood. He also went to college for journalism and although he never was published, he did write some impressive short stories and plays. He loved living in the small town of Whitesboro where he could take long walks stopping to talk to neighbors, friends, and passersby. Johnny was a gentle man who always had a kind word or a friendly smile. He was loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Per his wishes, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held on April 25th, at a time to be announced, at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 40 Main Street in Whitesboro for family and friends who may wish to pay their respects. Online expressions of sympathy may be left atwww.dfwefh.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Jan. 25, 2015
Menard, Barbara F.  
Barbara F. Menard LEE CENTER Barbara F. Menard , 75, of Lee Center, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital with her loving daughter by her side. She was born December 1, 1939, in Watertown the daughter of Earl and Frances Ravenhill Adams. She was a graduate of Watertown High School. On June 24, 1961 Barb married Edward Menard. They spent 18 years together and had three children. Barb loved to read and take long drives through the country. She is survived by: a daughter, Darnell Menard of Lee Center, with whom she resided; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Michelle Menard of Vidalia, GA, and Geoffrey and Laurie Menard of Bradenton, FL; four sisters and two brothers; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; special friends of 22 years, Fran Helmer and his children; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome. Interment will take place in North Watertown Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbs memory may be made to the Rome Rescue Mission. You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy and view the obituary at nunnandharper.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Jan. 25, 2015
Moran, Barry M.  
Barry M. Moran TURKEY, NC Mr. Barry M. Moran , 69, of 331 West Road, Turkey, NC, formerly of Cold Brook and New Hartford, NY, died Friday, January 16, 2015, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, after a brief illness. A graveside service was held January 20, 2015, at the Garland Cemetery, NC, by the Reverend Jamie McDonald and Pastor Leah Rade. Military honors were conducted by the US Navy. Barry was born September 27, 1945. He was a graduate of New Hartford High School. Barry was a veteran of the US Navy. He was a general contractor for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert, Sr., and brothers, Michael and Thomas. Mr. Moran is survived by his wife, Peggy, at home; one daughter, Tami Calvin, of Scriba, NY; and three sons, Clint Moran, of Middleville, NY, Ben Moran, of Cold Brook, NY, and Jesse Sperry, of Denver, CO. He is also survived by his mother, Rosemary, of New Hartford, NY; brothers, Stephen, of New Hartford, NY, and Robert, Jr., of Utica, NY; sister, Patricia Vasco, of New York Mills, NY; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. All are welcome to honor Barry's life in a Roman Catholic Mass, conducted Saturday, Jan. 31, at 8:00 am at St. John's the Evangelist Church in New Hartford, NY. The family will receive friends at the conclusion of Mass.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Jan. 29, 2015
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