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If you would like the obituary for an alumnus, family member, to be included on the alumni site, please send the information via the Submit News form. Please include the URL of the originating obituary if it is available, and the Class year of the alumnus. (January 31, 2016)


Kenneth James Gonyea, IHS Alumnus, age 80, formerly of Herkimer, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, January 9, 2018 at New Rock Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Rochester. He was born on April 14, 1937, in Brandon, a son of the late Cecil and Erma Marshall Gonyea. He was educated in Ilion High School and at one time worked as a machinist with Remington Arms in Ilion. He moved to Rochester in 1980. Surviving are his sister Joyce Maytan and her husband Walter of Herkimer a brother Richard Gonyea and his wife Vita of Frankfort, a half-brother David Clookey and his wife Donna of Rochester, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Gonyea and a sister Elizabeth Buchinski. A graveside service at Mt. View Memorial Gardens will take place in the spring at a time to be announced. Funeral arrangements are with Fenner Funeral Home Inc., Herkimer. (January 20, 2018)

Jean (Goldin) George, IHS 1967,68 of Ilion, passed away peacefully at home, on Friday January 5, 2018. Jean was born on January 26, 1949 in Ilion, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Martina (Warner) Goldin, and she was a 1967 graduate of Ilion Schools and attended Utica Computer and Business Machines. She had various jobs, in the area, throughout her life. Jean was an active member of the Ilion First United Methodist Church and the church choir as well as the UMW. She is survived by her son Thomas of Liverpool NY; two brothers Maurice and his wife LeVeta Goldin of Battlefield MO, and Thomas and his wife Diane Goldin of Ilion; a sister Janet Palmer and her companion Fred Liddle of Otego. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Jean will be held on Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 5 pm, Rev. Robert Wollaber will officiate. Friends may call on Tuesday from 3 pm until the time of the funeral, at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. Interment will be in the spring at Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion. In lieu of flowers Jean's family ask the memorial donations be made to Morning Star Ministries 36 Second St. Ilion. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send an online condolence please go to (January 20, 2018)

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