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Linda D. (Pierce) Montgomery, IHS Alumnus age 69 of Herkimer, passed away on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's in Utica. Linda was born on November 14, 1947 in Ilion and was the daughter of the late Harold and Marie Pierce. She was a graduate of Ilion Schools and worked at both Duofold and LaSalle Labs. On July 1, 1967 she married Harry Montgomery, Harry passed away on March 13, 2013. Linda is survived by her extensive loving family which includes her son Harry Montgomery Jr. of Herkimer; two daughters Linda Springer of Mohawk and Kelly Kirk and her husband Michael of Herkimer; a brother Harold Pierce of Ilion and a sister Jill Ingerham of Mohawk. 5 grandsons and 3 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 sisters; Carol Levitt and Sandra Wentworth. In keeping with Linda's wishes there are no calling hours, a memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Monday July 17, 2017 at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion, Pastor Eugene Kipper will officiate. She will be buried in the Middleville Cemetery with her husband Harry. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. To send an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (July 16, 2017)

David K. Waldo, IHS Alumnus 63, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Faxton-St.Luke's Health Care in New Hartford. Dave was born in Utica on December 21, 1953, the son of the late Richard and Marjorie Miller Waldo. He was a graduate of Ilion Schools and for most of his working career was employed as a mechanic with Phelps Repair in Ilion. On May 8, 1982 Dave was united in marriage with Paula Schuff. Dave is survived by his wife Paula a son Sean Fenton of New Hartford, a daughter and son in law Kim and Ray Judway of Sauquoit, two brothers and their wives Gerald and Barbara of Herkimer and Jon and Sherron of Ilion, a sister Cheryl Waldo of Frankfort and his grandchildren Megan, Alec, Kelsey, Ali and Kate. He is also survived by his mother in law Anne of Ilion and several nieces and nephews. Dave was predeceased by his son Kyle and his brother Paul Montalone. In keeping with Dave's wishes there will be no public services, a memorial service will be at the convienience of the family. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Sitrin Veterans Rehab Program in Dave's memory. To light a candle and leave an online condolence please go to whiter-hendrix.com. (July 16, 2017)

David R. Heiland, IHS Alumnus age 67, of Watervliet, NY, formerly of Ilion, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 10, 2017, at home. He was born on March 31, 1950 in Ilion, NY, the son of David "Bud" Heiland and Joyce (Young) Heiland. David graduated from Ilion Central High School and attended Albany Business School. Mr. Heiland was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Marines from 1970-1974. David was employed at Samaritan Hospital in Albany. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the Mohawk American Legion. Surviving family members include his aunt, Glenis Heiland, of Cedarville; his cousins, Tamara Heiland, of Herkimer and Laurie Heiland-Crouch and her husband, James Crouch, of Ilion; his uncle, Ronnie Young, of Herkimer; and several other cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Joyce Young (Heiland) Plumley; his father, David "Bud" Heiland; and his uncle, William "Bill" Heiland. David's funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home's original location at 102 West St., Ilion. In keeping with David's wishes, there are no scheduled calling hours. Anyone wishing to share a memory of David or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com. David's service arrangements are entrusted to his family Funeral Director, Don Applegate. (July 16, 2017)

Florence S. (Shaw) Baker, IHS 1939 and School Nurse, age 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 in the Seigenthaler Center, New Hartford, NY, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ilion on January 24th, 1921, daughter of the late George B. and Alma Edwards Shaw. Florence was united in marriage with Charles R. (Dick) Baker on September 26th, 1942 in Ilion, NY. They celebrated a loving and devoted 66 years of marriage until his passing on September 29, 2008. She was and forever will be 'his Bride'. Florence leaves behind her four children; daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Werner Kleemann of W. Henrietta, son and daughter-in-law Terry and Judy Baker of Attleboro, MA, and daughters, Kathy Murphy of Ilion and Patricia Skinner of Cedarville. Her twelve beloved grandchildren; Amy (Kevin) Wilson, Kristen (John) LaBombard, Brian (Linda) Kleemann, Lyndi Baker, Jason Baker, Karen Romeo, Kim (Paul) Passionino, Katie Murphy (fiancé Gary Dellacerra), Krissy Murphy, Matt Skinner, Jackie (Matt) Nentarz, and Dan Skinner (Brooke Hecker). Her 19 cherished great-grandchildren; Ally and Robbie Wilson, Jenna, Alex, and Ryan LaBombard, Cole and Jack Kleemann; Elizabeth Marcos, Lauren and Lillianna Toxavidis, Paxton and Hudson Baker, Grace and Michael Romeo, Ava, David, and Kaden Passionino, and Natalie and Norah Nentarz. Florence was always accompanied by her faithful grand-pup Kloey. She also leaves behind several special nieces, nephews and friends. Florence was predeceased by sons-in-law Paul Skinner and David Murphy, brother Charles Shaw and brother and sister-in-law John (Pauline) Shaw. Florence attended Ilion Central Schools graduating in 1939. She then earned her RN degree from Nathan Littauer School of Nursing in Gloversville, NY. While Dick served in WWII, Florence put her degree to use by serving as a private duty nurse. At War's end, Florence and Dick returned to their home on Prospect Ave., Ilion where she was employed as an industrial nurse with Remington Rand. She then took time off to start a family. After raising her four children through their elementary years, Florence undertook the challenging task of completing her School Nurse teaching degree from Oneonta State. Upon completion, she began her employment with the Ilion School system. This was a job Florence truly loved until her retirement in 1976. Florence's greatest joys in life came from time spent with family. You only needed to enter her home to know how deeply she loved them. As the years passed and her family grew, her walls and table tops overflowed with her treasured family photos. Florence was her family's number one fan. She took great pride in attending her children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's many activities and games. She could always be found, front row on the sidelines, in her green lawn chair, wearing a visor, cheering the loudest and being the proudest. Florence was also a devoted fan of the NY Giants, Syracuse Orange, and the NY Yankees, watching them at every opportunity. At an early, age Florence developed a love of camping in the Adirondack Mountains which began at her parent's camp in White Lake. This enjoyment continued throughout her married life with her husband and their family; from tenting with four small children in the early years at Raquette Lake, to pulling a trailer to Moffitts Beach, to finally establishing a permanent spot at Bonnie Brae, Piseco Lake. Florence and her family shared many camping experiences from; sunny days at the beach, waterskiing, feeding the "chippies", picking blueberries for homemade pancakes and ending the night around the campfire. These camping traditions are forever etched in her family's hearts and continue to this day. Florence loved spending the winters with her husband in Myrtle Beach, SC. Although she dearly missed her family back home she looked forward to the spring break when they all would come to vacation. There are so many memories to share but among her favorites include; long walks on the beach gathering shells and sharks teeth, hours of swimming in the ocean and pool with her grandchildren, and shopping for bargains to send home to the kids. Florence's family continues to enjoy their spring breaks in Myrtle Beach. Through all her travels, Florence's favorite place was always home. It was here she could be found crocheting her kitchen towels, knitting hats and hair bobs, baking homemade banana bread and tending to her plants and garden. Her home on Prospect Ave. was truly the heart of her family and was a gathering place for all holidays and celebrations. Florence had an unconditional love for her family; she put them above all else. She lived a rich life most would be so lucky to have. The traditions and foundation of family will be celebrated and continued throughout the lives of her children and grandchildren. This will be Florence's greatest legacy. The family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the entire staff at the Siegenthaler Center. Words cannot express our gratitude for the wonderful care, love and devotion shown to our mom during her time spent in Suite One. We would especially like to thank Michelle, Laurie, Justin and Georgia who cared for our mother as if she were family. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Siegenthaler Center 4277 Middle Settlement Road New Hartford, NY 13413. A memorial for Florence will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 2pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St in Ilion. Rev. Jill Farnham will officiate, interment will follow in the Armory Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from noon until the time of the funeral. To send an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (July 16, 2017)

Frances M. (Sanders) Streeter, IHS 1950 age 85, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died in her sleep on Tuesday morning, June 27, 2017, in the privacy and comfort of her home. Her passing was the result of a long-term battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Born on November 16, 1931 in Frankfort, Frances was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Green) Sanders. She was raised and educated locally, graduating with the Ilion High School Class of 1950. On September 13, 1952, she was wed to Mr. Carl Streeter at the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion, and the couple shared in a blessed and fulfilling life together. Carl took great care of his dear Frances throughout every obstacle she faced, and was by her side up until the very end. They would be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this fall. Frances was a longtime stay-at-home wife and mother, concurrently owning and operating the Credit Bureau of Herkimer County for many years. She also held positions with Oneida National Bank and Mohawk Data Science. She was very active in the Ilion Alumni Association, and in her spare time enjoyed cryptic quotes and playing cards with her bridge club. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 65 years, Carl; her daughter, Deborah Bullis of Ilion; her sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Sue Streeter of Ilion, Tom and Teri Streeter of Carthage, and John and Maurene Streeter of Ticonderoga; her ten grandchildren, Adam Bullis, Erin and Jason Dempsey, Lauren and Jake Purington, Karen and Chad Southwick, David Streeter, Justin and Britney Streeter, Cody and Pamela Streeter, Samantha Streeter and Quentin Jones, Bridget and Thomas Haina, and Matthew Streeter. She deeply loved and was loved by her thirteen great-grandchildren, who held a special place in her heart. Additionally, she is survived by her brother-in-law, Sid Vivacqua, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins with whom she shared many happy experiences. Besides her parents, Frances was predeceased by her sister, Helen Vivacqua. Friends and relatives are invited to attend visitation which will take place on Friday, June 30, 2017, from 10:00AM – 12 NOON at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Town of Frankfort, Ilion, NY (315) 894-8000. Frances' funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence at the funeral home on Friday at 12 NOON, immediately upon the conclusion of visitation, with Deacon James Bower officiating. Procession will follow to Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion, where her earthly body will be laid to rest. For those wishing to do so, please consider memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 OR to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. The Streeter family has entrusted all funeral arrangements and supervision to Funeral Directors, Harry and Kevin Enea, and Martin L. Ciaccia. (July 7, 2017)

Mr. William Paul "Bill" Murphy, IHS 1953 age 82, a lifelong Ilion resident, passed away in his home on July 1, 2017, one day after his 44th Wedding Anniversary to the love of his life, Mary (Palmer) Murphy. Born on January 5, 1935, William was the son of the late William and Florence (Jordan) Murphy. After graduating high school in 1953, Bill worked for a time at GE Aerospace before joining the United States Air Force Reserves. Following that, Bill attended college at SUNY Brockport earning his Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1963. His tenure with the West Canada Valley Central School District lasted over thirty years. Throughout those decades, not only did he teach eighth and ninth grade math, but he also coached football, basketball and baseball. Bill loved sports. He loved playing them, watching them, and especially teaching generations of children how to play them. After his retirement, he spent his time reading, doing puzzles and word games, and watching the NY Yankees, NY Giants and Boston Celtics. While Bill couldn't get enough sports, his true love was his family. His marriage to the former Mary Palmer began on June 30, 1973 at the Church of the Annunciation, and spanned forty-four years filled with love, laughter and happiness. As the years passed, their family grew to encompass their children and grandchildren. The love that Bill showed to each one of them will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Although he taught and coached hundreds of children throughout the years, his true legacy lives on in his own family. Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; his sons, William Murphy and wife, Katie, of New Orleans, and Michael Murphy and Emily Lattanzi, of Virginia; his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Greg Giovinazzo of Virginia; his seven grandchildren, William, Alyssa, Jacob, Dominick, Colin, Declan and Kieran; his brother and sister-in-law, Patrick "Wayne" and Janice Murphy of Ilion; his sister, Mary Jean Murphy of Ilion; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, former colleagues and friends. He was predeceased by his infant grandchildren, Anthony Vincent Giovinazzo and Lysette Lily Murphy. Bill's kindness, generosity and gentle spirit left an impression on everyone he met. He is truly loved and will be greatly missed. Friends and relatives are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, July 6, 2017, from 4:00PM – 6:00PM at the original Enea Family Funeral Home (FKA Holleran Funeral Service), 220 North Washington Street, Herkimer, NY 13350 (315) 866-1011. Bill's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Friday morning, July 7, 2017, at 10:00AM at the funeral home and at 11:00AM at Holy Family Parish in Little Falls, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Funeral arrangements and supervision have been entrusted to Harry and Kevin Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors of the Enea Family Funeral Homes. Online notes of sympathy may be offered at www.eneafamily.com. (July 7, 2017)

Brian Carney, IHS 1956 78, formerly of Ilion, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, FL, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Betty J. Carney; his children, Jill St. Pierre of Morrisville, NY; Robert and Carol Carney of Ilion, NY; Sheila Carney and George Nowack of Utica, NY; his stepchildren, Jodi and Dean Oakley of Collierville, TN; and Michael and Melissa Denison of Lantana, TX. He was a beloved grandpa to his five grandchildren, Jason St. Pierre, Elizabeth (Justin) Reed, Justin Carney and fiancé Michelle Maruyama, Emily Denison and Dayna Oakley. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Richard Holland and wife, Susan, and son, Michael of Plantation, FL. He will also be missed by his many close friends. He was predeceased by his first wife of 39 years, Judy Carney (nee Holland.) Born in Ilion, N.Y., the son of Alfred and Ellen (Watson) Carney, he made his home in Ilion until 1994, when he moved to Florida, where he has been a resident of Cape Coral for 15 years. After graduating from Ilion High School in 1956, he enlisted in the Navy, serving as a Petty Officer. After his honorable discharge in 1960, he became a firefighter for the Ilion Fire Department. He remained with the Department throughout his long and distinguished career, eventually being named Fire Chief, and later retiring in 1993. Brian had a zest for life. He was a jack of all trades, and loved fishing and hunting, and anything to do with the outdoors. He was a skilled woodworker, and enjoyed making keepsakes for all his family and friends. Jewelry boxes and wine cork trivets are just a couple of the items that will long be cherished. He loved to travel, and always took the opportunity to explore. From Ireland to Hawaii, Normandy to Costa Rica, there wasn't a place that didn't interest him. He and his wife, Betty, made the most of their retirement, traveling to places on their bucket list. He was an active member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the American Veterans, and the Cop Shop. He sincerely enjoyed the friendship and comradery of the patrons of these associations. He will forever be remembered as the man in the white hat. "Too late we came, too soon we must depart." A memorial service will be held at the VFW, Post 8463, 4709 SE 11th Place, Cape Coral FL, on Monday, July 10th, at 2PM. Please consider donations in Brian's memory to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy, Cape, Coral, FL 33909, or the VFW Post 8463, 4709 SE 11th Place, Cape Coral FL 33904. Arrangements have been entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society. (July 1, 2017)

Jeanette (Patterson ) Slocum-Pezdek, IHS 1935 age 99, passed away Sunday June, 18, 2017 at the Folt's Home in Herkimer, NY. She was born September 2, 1917 the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Brooks Patterson and was a 1935 graduate of Ilion High School. On June 12, 1937 she was united in marriage with Oliver Slocum. He passed away in 1974. In 1982 she married Joseph Pezdek, he passed away in 1995. Jeanette was a 75 year member of the Ilion United Methodist Church and a 78 year member of The Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S). Jeanette worked for two local banks, two law firms, and the Ilion Light Commission. She retired in 1982 from the Herkimer County Tax Department. Jeanette is survived by her daughter Diane (Roger) Vaughn of Richfield Springs and son Thomas (Mary) Slocum of Syracuse, four grandchildren: Kenneth, Susan, Mark, Erin Leigh, and her great grandchildren, Sid, Ryan, Shy, Joshua, Cooper, Justin, Elise; one niece, one nephew and three step children. She was predeceased by her two sisters Marion (William) Hughes and Mary (Walter) Nason. A celebration of Jeanette's life will be held at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego Street, Ilion, NY on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The calling hours are 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Immediately following, services will be provided by the Rev. Wollaber and the Eastern Star Rite. Interment will follow at the Ilion Armory Hill Cemetery. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), 507 Kent Street, Utica, NY 13501. To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (July 1, 2017)

Cindy Ann (Hosel) Puckett, IHS 1976 age 59, of Jefferson, NC died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Puckett was born January 15, 1958 in Ilion, NY to Gerald and Louise Hosel. Mrs. Puckett was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Puckett was an avid quilter, she also enjoyed knitting, scrap booking, stamping and arts and crafts. Cindy loved working with children with special needs. She had a joyful personality and make friends where ever she went. She was very proud of her children and enjoyed watching them grow up. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Father James Stuhrenberg. Mrs. Puckett is survived by: Husband, Mark Puckett, Son, Christopher Mark Puckett of Greenville, NC, Daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Puckett of Deep Gap, Sisters, Fran Zaccaria of TX and Dana Guyer of NY also surviving are several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Special Olympics of NC, 2200 Gateway Centre Blvd., Suite 201, Morrisville, NC 27560. Services in Ilion for Cindy will be held on Saturday July 8, 2017 at 11 am at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. Deacon James Bower will officiate, interment will follow in the Mt. Oliviet Cemetery in Frankfort. Friends may call from 10am until the time of the funeral. (June 19, 2017)

Mr. Arthur J. "Art" Durkin, Jr., IHS 1941 - We lost a good one today. Mr. Arthur J. "Art" Durkin, Jr., age 94, a longtime Ilion resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017, at the Mohawk Valley Health Care Center. Born on October 29, 1922, in Granville, NY, Arthur was the son of the late Arthur J. Sr. and Margaret M. (Brown) Durkin. He moved to Ilion with his family in 1935 and finished out his education at Ilion High School, before joining the United States Army and proudly serving his country throughout WWII. After his honorable discharge from the service in 1946, Art came back home and worked for a spell at Remington Arms, before making the move out to Pasadena, California. Art led a long and interesting life, from serving under Patton to working for Howard Hughes. While living in Pasadena, Art would golf during the day, work second shift at Hughes' aircraft and hit up the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for martinis until dawn. Some days he'd sneak in an audition as he tried to break into the movies. Eventually he returned home to family and his home on Fourth Street, where he'd live for the next sixty years. He worked for a time for Gross Brothers Trucking as an accountant and office manager, and then for Burt Warner in the clothing business up until 1987. His last tenure was with his brother's liquor store, Durkin's, where Art served as President and ran the day-to-day affairs. Art would eventually get his big break, although it was with the local theater group, he performed with for close to fifty years. When Art's nieces and nephews were young, he would pick them up and drive through the back roads of the valley looking for horses and cows with the kids. He was a man of many talents, who could have a pie in the oven, while up on a ladder, painting the house. He did both of these things well into his nineties. After voluntarily giving up driving, he turned to walking. His fifteen minute walk home from daily mass at the Church of the Annunciation, turned into a two hour stroll, as he would stop and chat with everyone he knew…and he knew everyone! His family loved him dearly, as did his many friends, and he will be missed by those he leaves behind. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Joan Durkin of Ilion; his many nieces and nephews, with special mention of Bill Durkin of Greeneville, SC, Beth Durkin-White and her husband, David, of Glen Ellyn, IL, and Jean Lewis of Leondardsville, NY; his great-niece, Kathryn and great-nephew, Patrick; and special cousins, Ron and Rhea Brown of Hilton Head, SC. He was predeceased by his siblings, John and Grace Durkin, Jane and Alfred Smith, Harry Durkin, KIA WWII, and Margaret and Doug Gibson. In keeping with Art's wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. His family will lay him to rest alongside his parents in St. Agnes Cemetery, North Ilion, at their convenience. Art's final arrangements have been entrusted to Don Applegate and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors of the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 102 West Street, Ilion, NY (315) 895-7722. Online notes of sympathy may be left at www.applegateandday.com. (June 6, 2017)

Helen I. (Smaldone ) Jennison, IHS Alumnus, 90 of 104 N. Washington Street, Herkimer passed away Wednesday May 24, 2017 at St Elizabeth's Medical Center in Utica. With her family by her side. Helen was born July 27, 1926 in Ilion the daughter of the late Anthony and Mildred Snyder Smaldone and was educated in the Ilion School District. On September 6, 1947 Helen was united in marriage with Donald Jennison in Ilion, Don passed away February 22, 2003. Helen was employed as a Bench Worker with Remington Arms in Ilion for 15 years, retiring in 1985. Helen was a member of the Herkimer Free Methodist Church, a Life Member of the Marine Corps League Aux, a Life Member of the VFW Aux and a Life Member of the DAV Aux Utica Chapter and also a member of the Valley Chapter 82 Order of the Eastern Star. Helen is survived by a daughter Mildred "Boots" Schuyler of Mohawk, her sister Lucia Hight of Ilion, and a brother Anthony Smaldone of Frankfort. Her grandchildren Tammi and Mark Netti, Helena and Larry Mead, Frances and Amanda Young, Eric and Danielle Comes, Matthew Comes, Fred, Nikka, Renee Schuyler, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Donald J. in 1949, two daughters Donna in 1967 and Cheryl Lynn Comes in 2003, she is also predeceased by a brother Lewis Smaldone, and a sister Myrtle Spencer. In keeping with Helen's wishes there will be no public calling hours or funeral service. Funeral arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego Street, Ilion. There will be Grave side services on June 3, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastor Chris Schumske Helen's family would like to offer a special thanks to the 4th floor staff at Folts' for their caring, compassion and friendship during her stay. If anyone wishes to make a donation in Helen's name please consider Herkimer County Human Society. To light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (June 6, 2017)

Margaret "Peggy" (Norman) Hoskyns, IHS 1940, age 95, formerly of Herkimer and Cedarville, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Valley Health Services after a long illness, with her family by her side. She was born on May 15, 1922 in Ilion, the daughter of Joseph and Regina "Maude" (Morissette) Norman. Margaret graduated from Ilion High School in 1940 and attended HCCC. At one time, she was married to James H. Whalen. On October 24, 1959, she was married to William "Bill" Hoskyns in Ilion. He died on December 22, 1983. She was employed at Revco Drug Store in Phoenix, AZ, for 11 years retiring in 1991. In her early years, she worked at Derby Sportswear & Knitting Mill and Herkimer Tool & Model Co. Mrs. Hoskyns was a member of Sts. Anthony & Joseph Church, Herkimer, Cedarville Fire Dept. Auxiliary, Home League, Salvation Army since 1952, Herkimer K of C Progressive Pinocole, and at one time, was a member of Cooperative Extension & Home Bureau, Millers Mills. Margaret also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, history, and taught crafts. Surviving family members include her 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret "Dollie" and William "Bill" Pratt, of Cedarville, NY, Sharon (Bond) and Earl Kellogg, of Frankfort, and Audrey and Chester "Chet" Stothers, of Cedarville; her son, James "Jim" B. Whalen and his husband, Tony Crisp, of Norfolk, VA; her adopted daughter, Linda Pratt, of Cedarville; her 2 step-sons, William Hoskins and his wife, Marilyn, of Glendale, AZ, and Leslie Hoskyns, of Walnut Creek, CA; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Florida (Tripolone) Norman, of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill; infant daughter, Bonnie Lynn Hoskyns; and her brother, Joseph "Dick" Norman. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Margaret's graveside services at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Cedarville Cemetery, with Father Quy Vo, officiating. The Cedarville Fire Dept. Auxiliary will also conduct their White Rose Ceremony. In keeping with Margaret's wishes, there are no scheduled calling hours. The family wishes to thank the staff of Valley Health Services for their excellent care, compassion and kindness given to their mother. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Margaret, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Cedarville Fire Dept., 960 State Route 51, Ilion, NY 13357, or National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st. Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. Envelopes will also be available at the cemetery service. Margaret's service arrangements and supervision were prearranged and entrusted to Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home original location at 102 West St., Ilion, NY 13357 (315-895-7722), Don Applegate, Funeral Director. (June 19, 2017)

Virginia "Ginny" A. (Miller) Bajanen, IHS 1965, age 70, of Herkimer previously of Greenwood Terrace, Mohawk, passed away on Sunday morning April 30, 2017 in Homelife at Folts. She was born November 1, 1946 in Ilion a daughter to the late Charles J. and Jane B. Alexander Miller. Virginia was raised and educated in Ilion graduating from Ilion High School. For many years she owned and operated the Whistle Stop, later Fish Dance on South Main Street in Herkimer, retiring in 1998. Virginia enjoyed photography especially photographing and video recording wildlife from her window. She loved posting her videos and photographs to YouTube and Facebook. Surviving are her daughters Ginny and Nina Guidi of Herkimer and her grandchildren; Jordan Reinhardt, Salena Reinhardt, and Jessi Pfaff all of Herkimer and Ginny's children Aaron Dorn of Utica, Heather and Vanessa Kubick of Virginia, Sarah Stevens and her husband Joshua of S. Korea, Matthew, Elijah and Joshua Kubick of New York, Elishama, Zephaniah, and Othiniel Johnson of Minnesota; four brothers: Stephen Miller of Ilion, James Miller and his wife Patty of Newport, Richard Kirkum and his wife Ann of Ontario, NY, Mike Terenzetti of Vermont, five sisters; Jeanne Miller of Herkimer, Jane Lombardo and her husband Savey of Ilion, Debra Duteau of Ilion, Carol Kirkum of Las Vegas, NV, Pamela Zuis Bowers and her husband John of St. Johnsville. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Christine Miller in 2006. Funeral service for Virginia Bajanen will be private and held at the convenience of her family. Funeral arrangements are with Fenner Funeral Home Inc., 115 Court Street, Herkimer. Virginia wanted to be remembered by these words she wrote before her death; "Stricken with polio as a child. So I never really could run wild; Life on Earth wasn't that bad. Because a sense of humor is what I had". (June 19, 2017)

Mr. Stanley F. Van Alstyne, IHS 1942, age 95, currently of Utica and formerly of Ilion, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, April 30, 2017 at the St. Luke's Home in New Hartford. Born on March 7, 1922, Stanley was the son of the late Frank F. and Edna L. (Geiger) Van Alstyne. He was a graduate of Ilion High School with the Class of 1942, and soon thereafter enlisted with the United States Navy. He proudly served his country as a Machinist's Mate 3rd Class throughout World War II. For over 38 years, Stanley was employed as a cutter and grinder with the Remington Arms Company in Ilion, until his retirement in 1980. When he wasn't hard at work, Stanley was heavily involved with various organizations throughout the Mohawk Valley. He was a member of the Utica American Legion, Ilion VFW, Ilion Elks Lodge, Ilion Fish & Game Club, the Lake Pleasant, Salisbury and Indian Lake snowmobile clubs, and a former member of the Remington Arms 25 Year Club. Stanley was an avid snowmobiler, hunter and fisherman. He was proud to be one of the original founders of the Wilds Hunt Club in Gray, NY, and actively maintained the friendships he created there throughout his lifetime. Survivors include his sister, Beverly Hafele of Floyd; his nephews, William J. Hafele and Thomas E. Hafele, both of Floyd; and his great-niece, Lacy Stephens. He was predeceased by his parents, an infant brother, Thomas Van Alstyne, and a sister, Esther Van Alstyne. In keeping with Stanley's wishes, there will be no formal calling hours or funeral service. He will be cremated and his ashes will be brought to the hunting camp that he loved so dearly. All service arrangements have been entrusted to the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, NY 13357, Martin L. Ciaccia and Don Applegate, Funeral Directors. Online notes of sympathy can be left at www.applegateandday.com (June 6, 2017)

Vivian A. (Caple) Casey, IHS 1939, passed away April 23, 2017 at the Folts Home, Herkimer. She was born January 27, 1920 in Denver, Co. the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Rose (Thierfelder) Caple Sr., she attended schools in Old Forge, Frankfort and graduated from Ilion. Vivian was united in marriage with Robert J. Casey on April 11, 1942 in Ilion, Bob passed away April 21, 1992. Vivian was an active member of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church having served as secretary under Fr. George B. Greene, she was also a member and past President of St. Augustine's Guild. She was also a member of Chapter 82 O.E.S. Vivian is survived by her daughters Diana Lyn Shoen of Ilion, Dale-Lee and Robert VanFleet of Waterford, MI, her son Robert of Port Orange, FL., three grandchildren Brian Shoen, Andrew and Heather VanFleet and three great grandchildren Briana Shone, Hunter and Marianna VanFleet. Vivian was predeceased by her brother and sister in law Arthur and Pat Caple and her son in law Allan Shoen. Vivian's calling hours will be held TODAY, April 28, 2017 from 11:00 to 1:00PM at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion, and her funeral will follow at 1:00PM, with Bishop Daniel Herzog officiating. Interment will follow in the Mohawk Cemetery. The O.E.S. Chapter 82 will conduct services at 12:45. Friends are asked to consider memorials to St. Augustine's Church in Vivian's memory. To leave an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (June 6, 2017)

David A. Edwards, IHS Alumnus, 69, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica. He was born on November 22, 1947, in Ilion the son of the late Morton and Helen Bunce Edwards, he was a graduate of Ilion High School and was a proud Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. Dave worked at various places, Bill Dow Blacktop and paving, Ron Bunce Blacktop, Remington Arms, MDS, UNIVAC, Kelsey Hayes, Defense Research Corp. in Florida and Alabama and Utica Corp. He was a member of the Herkimer American Legion and the Herkimer County Detachment of the Marine Corps. League. Dave is survived by his daughter and son in law Christine and Doug Dibble of Schuyler, two sons David Jr. of Arizona and Matthew of Minnesota, two grandchildren Madison Dibble, Joey Butera and his partner Ashley Dow and their daughter Addison Butera. He is also survived by four uncles and three aunts, Ron Bunce of Frankfort, Richard and June Bunce, Curtis and Dorothy Bunce, Frederick and Donna Sterling all of W. Winfield, an aunt and uncle Sharon and Joe Rolchigo of Schuyler, Many close cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed. A graveside memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Armory Hill Cemetery Ilion, with the Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating, Military Honors will follow. Friends may call Thursday from 4-6 PM. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the DAV Transportation Fund, envelopes will be available at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (June 6, 2017)

Dr. James S. Anderson - Ilion NY
Dr. James S. Anderson

James Samuel Anderson DDS, IHS 1936, age 99, of Ilion, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2017 at his daughter's home in Winchester, MA. He was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on March 27, 1918, the son of James S. and Charlotte Birk Anderson. He moved with his family to Ilion in 1935 and graduated from Ilion High School in 1936.

During World War II, Jim enlisted in the United States Army and served with the Army Air Force as a flying officer in the Eighth Air Force. He was a navigator on a B-24 Liberator. After his plane was shot down over France, he was a prisoner of war in Paris for many months. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

Following the war, Jim attended University of Buffalo for six years, graduating from its School of Dentistry with honors in 1951. While at the university, he met and later married Phyllis J. Decker, of Kenmore, NY, on July 9, 1949. He opened his dental office in Ilion in September of 1951 and continued his practice until his retirement in 1983.

In addition to his dental practice, Jim was involved in many professional and community organizations. He was a member of the American Dental Society and other dental societies in New York State. He was a director of The Manufacturers National Bank and the Ilion Savings and Loan Association. He served as a trustee and treasurer of the Cogar Foundation. He was a member of the Ilion Conversation Club. He was also a member of Church of the Annunciation in Ilion.

Jim served as a trustee of the Ilion Central School Board and as its President for two years during the rebuilding of Ilion High School and the construction of the new Barringer Road Elementary School. In 1966, he was appointed as a member of the Founding Board of Trustees of Herkimer County Community College and served as Board Chairman for twelve years. In 1999, he was one of nine people who were named the first recipients of the HCCC Torchbearer Awards. He was also named to the HCCC Emeritus Board of Directors. Recently, Jim was honored as one of eight inaugural inductees to the Central Valley School District Hall of Fame. He was also the subject of the July 2014 Alumni Site cover story.

Jim embraced life and daily dedicated himself to healthy living practices. He enjoyed his family and friends and a variety of sports including golfing, sailing, bicycling, hiking, and skiing. He was an avid reader and shared his love of reading with his wife, Phyllis, a retired librarian. He also enjoyed photography and travel.

Jim is survived by his wife, Phyllis, a daughter Laura Henry and her husband Douglas of Winchester, MA and their children James and Sarah, a son Philip Anderson and his wife Joni of Nevada City, CA and their children Teresa and Sean, and a daughter, Christine Anderson and her husband Michael Grady of Fort Bragg, CA. He is also survived by four nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Father William P. Anderson in 1963 and, Carl J. Anderson in 1998, his sister, Rita M. Tucker in 2006, and his niece, Kathryn A. Tucker in 2016.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 10:30am at Church of the Annunciation, 109 West Street, Ilion. A reception will be announced at the conclusion of the mass. Interment will take place privately at Calvary Cemetery in Herkimer. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial gifts to the General Scholarship Fund, Herkimer County College Foundation, Attn: Jan Fuhrer, 100 Reservoir Road, Herkimer, NY 13350 or Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030. Envelopes will be available at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion or at the Church of The Annunciation at Mass time. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc. To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.(April 17, 2017)

David A. Doty, IHS 1947, David was born in Ilion, NY, on February 11, 1930. He is the son of Elverton and Helen Decker Doty. He passed away peacefully with his loving wife, Dorothy, at his side, at the Grand Strand Memorial Hospital in Myrtle Beach, SC, on April 5, 2017. David attended the Ilion public schools, graduating from Ilion High School in 1947. In 1949, he enrolled in St. Lawrence University for one year, transferring to Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, graduating with a BS in 1954. Following graduation, he spent two years in Nuremburg, Germany, as part of the occupation troops. On his return to the US, he taught English at Trinity-Pawling Prep School in Pawling, NY. He then attended Syracuse University, earning an MA in School Administration. In 1958, he moved to Ilion, NY, where he began a teaching career in the Science Department at Mohawk Central High School, Mohawk, NY. While at Mohawk, he received an NSF grant to Oneonta and earned an MA in Secondary Science. David not only played on high school and college football and golf teams, but he devotedly went on to coach his students in football, basketball and golf. David is survived by his wife, Dorothy. His family includes a son, David Doty and his wife, Linda, of Clay, NY, and their children, Kristen and Brian Marino, David Doty, Jr., and Travis and Nicole Doty; his daughter, Jane and husband, Richard Fischer, of Highlands Ranch, CO, and their son, Ian; son, John and his wife, Barbara Doty, of Dayton, OH, and their children, Adrienne Doty, Claire and Mark Powers, Barrett Doty, Madison and Morgan Doty; son, Phillip and his wife, Beth Doty, of Jacksonville, FL, and their children, Andrea and Ali Beshurat and Austin Doty; son, Erik and his wife, Ann Doty, of Greenfield, MA, and their children, Christopher, Katie, Joseph and Andrew Doty and Molly, Sean and Christopher Merrigan; daughter, Pamela, and her husband, Glenn Rosenthal, of Vienna, VA, and their children, Moira and her husband, Greg Jacobsen, Eric and his wife, Pamela Rosenthal, and Katherine Rosenthal; and great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Mia, Mischelle and Madlynn Marino, Taylor and Kendall Doty, Trevor, Gavin, Xavier and Amelia Doty, Samuel, Nathan and Hayes Jacobsen and Olivia Rosenthal. David was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach and a former president of the Episcopal Men's Club. He was on the golf committee and helped organize the Rich Jacobs Pro Am Tournament. He was also an excellent golfer and loved the game. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 17th, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. David donated his body to the Medical University of South Carolina for medical research. Final interment will be held at a future date in Ilion, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Men's Club at 801 11th Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is assisting the family. Published in Times Telegram from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2017 (April 17, 2017)

Sandra E. Walby, IHS 1967, 67 of Ilion, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday March 28, 2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Sandra was born on November 29, 1949 in Ilion, daughter of the late Donald and Dorothy (Sterling) Walby. She graduated from Ilion High School, class of 1967. She attended MVCC. In 2008 she graduated from the Herkimer County BOCES Practical Nurse Program and became a licensed practical nurse. From 1967 to 72 she was employed as a secretary-receptionist at several companies. She then was a senior ER clerk at Herkimer Hospital, until its closing. She was active in the union, serving as president. Sandie then worked at St. Luke's Hospital as an admissions clerk in the ER. She worked until illness forced her to retire. Sandie served as president of the Mountain View Cemetery Board. Under her leadership many improvements were made. In 2006 Sandie converted to Catholicism. She faithfully attended the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion, where she substituted as a faith formation teacher. A position the brought her great pleasure, as she loved sharing her faith and teaching prayers to "her kids". During Sandie's time of struggle she never questioned "why me". She felt others "had it worse" and was willing to help anyone find medical information to ease their burdens. She felt her faith and others' prayers helped her through trying times. Sandie always had a positive attitude and felt she was truly blessed. Sandra leaves behind a special aunt, Leta Sterling; a sister Donna Smith; three nieces Dana, Denise and Danielle. She also leaves 8 great nieces and nephews as well as several cousins and many friends. Sandie's family would like to thank all of her doctors and nurses at Bassett Health Care for their support and encouragement during her illnesses and treatments. They would also like to thank Ilion Ambulance and the doctors and nurses at Faxton-St. Luke's special care unit, also the love and support shown by her friends Nancy, Deb and Bill. A special thank you to her cousin Becky Way for the care, love and comfort given while Sandie was in St. Luke's. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Sandie on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 10:30 am the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion, Fr. Paul Catina will officiate. Interment will be in the spring. In keeping with Sandie's wishes there are no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. Ilion, NY. Friends and family may leave an online condolence by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com, they are also asked to please consider memorial donations to; Annunciation Church, St. Jude's Hospital or Friends of Bassett Hospital. Envelopes will be available at church or the funeral home. (April 1, 2017)

James Denison, IHS Alumnus, 78, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at home with his family by his side. Jim was born October 29, 1938, the son of the late Tuthill (Ted) and Marion Edick Denison. He was a graduate of Ilion High School. On May 16, 1959 he was united in marriage with Marie Conley in Ilion. Jim was employed with the maintenance department of Ilion Central School until his retirement. He was a member of the Ilion Elks Lodge 1444, Ilion Fish & Game Club and a founding member of the Ilion Snowdrifters Club. He was an avid car lover, especially his 1955 Ford Victoria. He loved attending car shows, camping, fishing and above all spending time with his family. He was known as Poppy to his grandchildren, who were the light of his life. There was no distance that would keep him from attending his grandchildren's activities, whether it be soccer, baseball, basketball or school field trips in Arizona; or an entire baseball or field hockey season in Connecticut. He was known as Poppy to the entire team and their families. He was a master of all trades, there was nothing that could not be built or repaired by him. He was a truly talented individual and dedicated family man. Above all, he will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie, three daughters and sons in law, Cindy and Phil Thomas of Baldwinsville, Sandra (Renee) and Mike Critz of Enfield, CT and Patti and Dwayne Kertanis of Enfield, CT, five grandchildren Derek Hatfield, Matthew Hatfield and fiancé Chelsea Brooks, Lindsay Hatfield and fiancé Jesse Kettle, Timothy Kertanis and Emma Kertanis. Jim is also survived by his siblings, Carol Denison, Gordon and Gail Denison, Gary and Enola Denison all of Ilion, Ronald Denison of LA, and Keith Denison of AZ.; sister and brother in laws Janice and Wayne Murphy of Ilion, Jim and Judy Conley of Utica, Allan and Luci Conley of TX; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM from the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion with Deacon James Bower officiating. Interment will be in the spring in Armory Hill Cemetery, friends may call Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the funeral home. Our family wishes to acknowledge the care provided by the nursing and rehab staff at Valley Health Services. Their skill and compassion provided Jim the gift of returning to his home. We would also like to acknowledge the Hospice and Palliative Care team, especially Mary Ann and Lori. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial donations to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY or Valley Health Services, 690 West German Street, Herkimer, NY 13350. To light a candle and send an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.con. (April 1, 2017)

James 'Chip' DeJohn - Ilion NY
James 'Chip' DeJohn

James 'Chip' DeJohns IHS 1962, 73, passed away Friday March 24, 2017 in his home with his family by his side. Chip was born in Ilion on October 21, 1943 the son of the late Deke and Grace (Cinquino) DeJohn, he attended Ilion Schools and on October 21, 1973 he was married to Lorraine (Brenda) Sweet, a union they shared for 43 years.

Chip was owner and operator of Chip's Service Station along with his brother Rick for 35 years. He was also a volunteer for Partner's at Heart at Bassett Healthcare.

Chip loved Studebakers. His dream was to have a Golden Hawk. He loved football, car racing and playing cards with friends, cooking but most of all he loved his family. He was happiest when he was spending time with them especially his greatest treasure his grandchildren. He enjoyed hanging out in the yard where his friends would come over and spend time with him. Everybody loved Chip for his ability to make you laugh through his wit.

Chip is survived by his wife, his son Jamie of Ashville, NC, two daughters and a son in law Lori and Steven Gray of York, SC, and Coleen Seymour of Ilion, His four wonderful grandchildren Daniel (who he lovingly called ( Danielsan), Erin and Kyle Gray and Libby Seymour. His brother and best friend Rick and his wife Deb of Ilion, sister in laws Ceil DeJohn, Eleanor Stubba and her husband William, Prudence and Don Seamon, a brother in law James (Erkie) Sweet and his wife Nanette, also many cousins and nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his parents Deke and Grace DeJohn, In laws Ward and Annie Sweet, brothers Francis (Bucky), Joseph (Skip) DeJohn , brother in law Charles Askham and sister in law Letha (Chubby) Cousins and Patricia Miller, nephew Zach Seamon and great nephew Joey DeJohn. A special thank you to Jamie's dog "Peanut" who provided comfort to Chip and never left his side. Chip will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Friends are invited to attend calling hours for Chip to be held on Tuesday March 28, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego Street, Ilion, with funeral services to be held on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery in the spring. Friends are asked to consider memorial donations in Chip's memory to Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. 277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford 13413 or ones favorite charity. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. A special Thank You to Steve and Colleen Pardi and all the staff of the Ilion Medicine Shoppe for all their support and generosity. A special thanks to Julie Kaykoski of the Medicine Shoppe for going above and beyond to provide us with comfort and expertise at this sensitive time. To light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.(April 1, 2017)

Virginia Ann "Linda" (Brown) Bouck, IHS Alumnus, 69, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Heritage Health Care, Utica. Linda was born in Ilion the daughter of the late Richard and Louise Binney Brown and was a graduate of Ilion High School. Linda was married to Allen J. Bouck. Linda was a self employed house cleaner prior to her retirement, she was Past Senior Regent of the Ilion Moose Lodge and enjoyed playing cards and outdoor activities. Linda is survived by her husband Allen, her son and daughter in law Allen Jr. and Melissa of Herkimer, three brothers, Charles Brown, Ilion, Donald Brown and Albert Lowell, two sisters Cynthia and Joe Whitmore, and Deborah and Ron Derocher, her brother in law Paul Wentrick, also seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Lori Aversa and her sister Bonnie Wentrick. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 27, 2017 from the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego, Ilion with the Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Friends may call Monday from 4-7 at the funeral home. Friends are asked to consider memorial to The Alzheimer's Assoc. in Linda's memory, envelopes are available at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (April 1, 2017)

Christopher (Chris) Bowers, IHS Alumnus, 38, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home. Chris was born in Ilion on May 5, 1978, the son of Terence and Carolyn Miller Bowers and was a graduate of Ilion High School. Chris is survived by his son Azure, with whom he adored and shared a special bond and, his mother and step-father Carolyn and Paul Stone, all of Ilion, two brothers, Terence of Oneida and Kirk of Ilion; his step-brother Nathaniel Stone of Ilion and two step-sisters Janelle Zink of W. Winfield and her companion, Ryan Frank, and Danielle Morczek and her husband, Roger, of Mohawk; his maternal grandparents Chris and Sue Miller, of Utica and Patricia Church, Frankfort; his paternal grandparents Terry Bowers of Colorado and Eleanor Kutulas of Colorado. Chris is also survived by his aunts and uncles Mark Miller, Mike and Lynne Miller, Melinda Crane, Molly and Ron Reile, Michael Bowers, Sheila and Chris Castillo and Tim and Denise Bowers, as well as a great uncle Jack Ertle, and other loving family. Chris is also leaving many, many dear friends. He was predeceased by his father, Terence A. Bowers, in 2010. Chris was a very unique soul, who was very spiritual and believed in the goodness of humankind. He was a very kind and caring person who touched so many lives with his poetry, drumming and philosophical discussions. He was always there to help guide others through their struggles, and worked very hard to keep himself on a healthy, spiritual path through meditation and positive energy. Chris maintained a long period of sobriety up until his passing and thoroughly embraced the freedom that recovery gave him. Chris enjoyed the outdoors and nature's beauty. Chris enjoyed camping, hiking, and fishing with his friends and family, but especially sharing these experiences with his son, Azure, whom he named after the deep blue skies that he cherished. The family would like to thank all of Chris' friends that supported him in his recovery and were there for him. They would also like to thank his "Tramily" at the Tramontaine Cafe and his friends at Utica Brews for allowing him to express himself through his music and poetry. This was a huge part of his sobriety and happiness. A Celebration of Chris's Life will be held at 6:00 PM Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion, officiated by Trevor Judson, a minister and childhood friend of Chris. Calling hours for family and friends are Saturday from 3:00 PM until the time of the service. The family welcomes all Chris' friends and family to join them in a Celebration of Life immediately after the services at the Ilion/Frankfort VFW, 4274 Acme Road, Frankfort. Anyone who would like to play an instrument, read poetry or share a story is welcome to do so at that time. Anyone bringing a dish can begin dropping off at the VFW 4:00 or after. To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.. (April 1, 2017)

Helena May (Reed) Paschke, IHS Alumnus, age 95, of W. North St., Ilion, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford, with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 12, 1921, in Carthage, NY, the daughter of Everett and Lena (Abel) Reed, and attended Ilion schools. On February 2, 1940, she was married to Robert Paschke in Hartford, CT. He died on December 7, 1981. In her early years, she was employed at Mele Manufacturing, Utica. Helena enjoyed playing cards, visiting with family near and far, and shopping. She also liked going to camp in Forestport and visiting friends in Canastota and Weedsport, NY. Surviving family members include her daughters, Carol Kinville and Robert Kinville, of Ilion, and Barbara Buzzell and her husband, Ed, of Canaan, NH; her son, Robert Paschke, Jr., of Ilion; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends; her nephew, Jerry Reed, Joyce Gage, Irma and Frank Dineen, Barry Doolin,Terry Wheeler, Vivian Herkel, Paul Freeman and Robert Kinville. She was predeceased by her husband; and her brother, Robert Reed, on February 26, 2009. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home's original location at 102 West St., Ilion. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Helena's Celebration of Life and Prayer Service on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. (at the conclusion of calling hours). Spring burial will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Helena, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Ilion Ambulance Fund, Central Fire Station, Ilion, NY 13357, or food donations would be appreciated for the gathering after the services. The family has entrusted Helena's service arrangements and supervision to their Family Funeral Director and friend, Don Applegate. (April 1, 2017)

Miss Shirley Hoeschele, IHS 1942, Teacher, former School Board Member, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. Shirley was born on February 7, 1925 in Utica, N.Y. daughter of the late Henry and Nell O'Hare Hoeschele. She was educated in Annunciation School in Ilion, N.Y. and graduated from Ilion High School in 1942. Shirley graduated from State University of N.Y. (SUNY) at Fredonia with a B.S. in Music and from SUNY Potsdam with a Master's Degree in Education. She retired from SUNY Potsdam as an Associate Professor of Education in 1989. She taught in Ilion, Scotia, Manchester, Utica and Clayton N.Y, and Colorado Springs, CO. Shirley had a great devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, as represented by the hundreds of Rosaries she made that were donated all over the world. She loved to knit and was very active in the knitting program at Catholic Charities. Shirley was also active in the N.Y. State Retired Teachers Association and was a past member of the Ilion School board. She took great pride in her work with the children in Remington School of Ilion, teaching several reading classes. Shirley is survived by one sister, Carolyn Normile, Buffalo, N.Y. as well as eighteen nieces and nephews, several grandnieces and nephews, great-grandnieces and nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her sister Agatha Sokol, Seattle, WA and her brother Leo Hoeschele, Rochester, N.Y. She will be greatly missed by all her relatives, friends, caregivers, church families and charitable groups. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM, from Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Frankfort. Interment will be private at Mt. Oliviet Cemetery, Whitesboro. Friends may call Wednesday from 3-6 PM at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorials to Catholic Charities, 61 West St., Ilion, NY, 13357; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com (April 1, 2017)

Mary B. (Dayton) Beauchamp, IHS 1944, 90 of Herkimer and a former Ilion resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday February 23, 2017 at Homelife at Folts with her loving family by her side. She was born August 9, 1926, in Ilion the daughter of the late Samuel and Christine (Bennett) Dayton. Mary was a graduate of Ilion High School, Class of 1944. Mary was united in marriage to Ernest D. (Babe) Beauchamp on November 11, 1955 in Ilion. The couple shared a blessed union of 40 years until the passing of Babe on August 29, 1995. For 35 years until her retirement, Mary worked at the Herkimer Village Office where she held the position of Deputy Clerk. After her retirement she volunteered her time for the Folts Home, Ilion Methodist Church and worked on the Board of Elections. Mary's life was centered around her loved ones, proving herself a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed the quality time spent with her grandchildren camping in the Adirondacks. Mary found much peace visiting the ocean with her loved ones. In her leisure she enjoyed knitting, arts and crafts, shopping and the beach. 'Minnie' brought the fun. Always quick with a smile. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Survivors include her children, Denise Bascom and husband David of Herkimer, Donna Beauchamp and companion Larry Mackey of Herkimer, David H. Cole and companion Judith Lennox of Ilion, John F. Cole and wife Kathy of Herkimer, and Mitchell A. Beauchamp and wife Gail of Utica; a daughter-in-law, Carol Cole; her loving grandchildren, John Cole, Jeffrey Cole, Rebecca (Cole) Wheelock, Christina (Cole) Beckwith, David Cole, Debbie (Cole) Mower, Jodie (Cole) Bard, Jennifer (McEvoy) Stack, Nicole (Beauchamp) Dutcher, Mitchell Beauchamp, Michael Beauchamp, Michelle Beauchamp, Rachel (Bintliff) Huyck, Andrew Bintliff, Robert Gross, and Jessica (Gross) Kleeman; and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 25, 2017 at 11:00 am from the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (Next to NBT Bank) 527 East Albany St., Herkimer, NY 315-866-1500. Burial will take place in the spring at Calvary Cemetery in Herkimer, NY. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday February 25, 2017 from 10:00 am until the time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. (April 1, 2017)

Gene David Charles, IHS Alumnus, age 49, formerly of Ilion, died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at his home in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born on February 6, 1968, in Ilion, NY, the son of Gene Raymond and Charlynne (Wheeler) Charles, and attended Ilion schools. Gene was a commercial painter by trade, and worked on projects in the Utica-Rome area and the Mohawk Valley. Survivors include his mother, Charlynne Harter, of Herkimer; two daughters, Sarah Rebecca Charles and Amanda Marie Charles, both of Herkimer; one son, Gene Raymond Charles, of Little Falls; two grandsons, Hunter Balderston, of Herkimer, and Orian Charles, of Little Falls; a brother, James Charles and his wife, Roberta, of Ilion; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Gene Raymond Charles, and his brother, John Charles. Graveside services will be held later this spring at North Columbia Cemetery, Ilion. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Gene, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com. Local service arrangements and supervision are entrusted to longtime Family Funeral Director, Don Applegate, at Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home's original location at 102 West St., Ilion, NY (315-895-7722). (March 19, 2017)

Kenneth A. Lowe, IHS 1946, 89, passed away on February 7, 2017 in Florida. He was born on January 26, 1928 in Bridgeport, CT. a son of the late Kenneth John and Jane Hakes/Ashley Lowe and was a 1946 graduate of Ilion High School. In 1952 he graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, MA with Bachelor of Science Degree and a Physical Education Degree. Ken joined the U.S. Army in 1952 and was stationed at Fort Gordon, GA. While he was at Fort Gordon, he got the opportunity to marshal at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club and always had a special look in his eye when he spoke of that experience. In 1955 Ken received his honorable discharge with the rank of Sargent. On July 7, 1956, Ken and the former Norma Jean Quackenbush were united in marriage in Oriskany Falls, NY. Ken began his teaching career in 1955 at Oriskany Falls High School and taught at various high schools before settling at Sauquoit High School as an 8th grade earth science teacher, a position he held until his retirement in 1984. While at Sauquoit, he coached wrestling and cross country for over 20 years. His cross country teams went undefeated for 4 straight years with multiple class and sectional championships as well as an individual state championship. His wrestling teams would challenge any team anywhere and they also earned multiple class and individual sectional titles. In both cross country and wrestling, his invitationals were considered some of the toughest in the state of New York. All of the athletes he coached would tell you they were honored and privileged to have been coached by Coach Lowe. He also had an integral part in the formation of the Utica Board of Soccer Officials in 1963, served as interpreter & assignor, refereed wrestling and was a track meet starter. Ken also served as President and Chief Negotiator of the Sauquoit Teachers Union and created the Ralph Briggs Memorial Run in the summer of '71. In 1997 Coach Lowe was inducted into the Section 3 Wrestling Hall of Fame. Ken loved all animals from dogs to birds, especially "Sam" the macaw. He loved taking care of them and all and all were welcome in Ken's home. He connected with everyone everywhere and throughout his retirement he moved quite often but would always find a way to connect with new friends, whether it was at the "Big Bamboo" or at a sporting event. It has been said "Ken never met a stranger". He dearly loved his family and cherished his friendships. Ken will be greatly missed by all whom have been blessed to know him. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years; Norma, his nine children; Chris, Marty and wife Kim, Greg, Steve and wife Darlene, Doug, Brad and wife Rachel, Lisa, Janet, Curtis and wife Carrie, his brother Rodney, his stepbrother William Eysaman, his stepsister Anette Withington, his cousin Dale Johnson, 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers; Alan and Jeffery. Calling hours will be Friday, March 17 from 4-7 at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit. Services and Military Honors will follow immediately at 7:00 In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to either the Stevens-Swan Humane Society (www.stevens-swan.org) or Friends of Section 3 Wrestling (www.cnywrestling.com). To view Ken's online memorial, please go to: www.smith-funeralhome.com. (March 19, 2017)

Mr. David 'Biggs' Bouck, IHS Class of 1954 and Faculty, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Dave was born at home in Ilion on March 20, 1936 to Lewis and Harriette (Snyder) Bouck. He was a 1954 graduate of Ilion High School where he was a standout athlete in football, basketball and track. A graduate of Oswego State Teachers College in 1958, Dave also excelled in basketball and track while in college. Dave continued his education at both Cortland and Oneonta, receiving his masters in teaching. After a one year stint at Oneida High School, Dave spent the next 31 years of his life teaching industrial arts at Ilion High School, retiring in 1990. He coached both football and track at Ilion, and was especially proud of coaching state champion shot putter Tom Deyle.

David Bouck - Ilion NY
David Bouck
1975 - Industrial Arts Teacher

In 1959, he met the love of his life at Ilion High School, Irene Pogonowski, a business teacher. They were married on October 7, 1961 in Newport. They spent the next 55 years together in Ilion, at their horse farm on Shells Bush Road in Herkimer, in retirement in Spring Hill, Florida and settled in Schuyler in 2002. Surviving are his wife Irene, children Kim (Michael), Kelly, Eric (Pam) and grandchildren Keith (fiancé Vanessa), Max, Jack and Richard. He is also survived by his baby brother Donnie (Betty), special nieces and nephews, Erin, Michael, Matt, Chris, Allison, Frank, Kathy, Jeff, Ron, and his extraordinary caregiver niece Jana. Other "special" family members include Smokey and Paula Kucerak, lifelong friends Bob Deming and Bob Haas, and his constant companion his German Shepard, Dutchess. Besides his parents, Dave was pre-deceased by his brothers Paul (Vivian), Lewis (Loretta), Mike (Mary) and Frank (Gen). Mr. Bouck's funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer rd., N. Utica. A spring interment will be held in St. John's Cemetery in Newport, NY. Calling hours for family and friends are Monday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in David's name, please consider the Herkimer County Humane Society, 514 NY-5S, Mohawk, NY 13407 or the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502. (March 12, 2017)

Jane (Russell) Johnson, IHS 1946, 88, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Folt's Home, Herkimer. Jane was born in Ilion on September 12, 1928, the daughter of the late James and Mildred (Nolda) Russell, and graduated from Ilion High School. Jane was united in marriage with Berton C. Johnson in Ilion on September 25, 1948. Bert passed away August 25, 2004. Jane was a member of the Church of The Annunciation and was very active with the Church, a member of The Autobahn Society, Mohawk Valley Alpiner's, Ilion Garden Club and Ilion Historical Club. She also enjoyed playing golf, hiking, birds watching and animals in general. Jane is survived by her son Thomas and his significant other, Debby LaMondie of Ilion, her daughter and son in law Susan and Bruce Ackerley of Sutton, Mass., also a special lifelong friend Beverly Cristman. In keeping with Jane's wishes there will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial from the Church of The Annunciation, to be held on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM with Fr. Paul Catena officiating. Interment will be in the spring will at Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Herkimer County Humane Society PO Box 73, Herkimer, NY 13350 in Jane's memory, envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at church. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home. Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Februay 26, 2017)

Mr. Robert E. Foster, Jr., IHS Alumnus, age 67, of Ilion, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, February 19, 2017 at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare Center, following a brief illness. Robert was born on March 16, 1949, the son of the late Edward and Dorothy Foster. He was raised and educated in Ilion and graduated from local schools. On May 22, 1976, he was wed to the former Patricia J. Rende and the couple shared in a blessed union of almost forty years, until Patricia's passing on February 25, 2016. For many years, Robert was employed with the Herkimer County Highway Department as a Highway Foreman. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Jon Cordero of Rome; his grandchildren, Makayla, Desarae, Giovanni and Hailey, and one great-grandson, Omar. He also leaves numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Robert was predeceased by his son, Robert Foster. All funeral services will be held privately, and Robert will be laid to rest in Armory Hill Cemetery with his wife and son in the spring. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion (Town of Frankfort) NY 13357, Harry and Kevin Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors. (Februay 26, 2017)

Mr. William E. Mogensen, IHS 1945, age 89, a lifelong Mohawk Valley resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, February 5, 2017, at the Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare Center. Born on December 11, 1927, William was the son of the late Harold P. Sr. and Mary (Dorn) Mogensen. He was raised and educated locally and was a graduate of Ilion High School with the Class of 1945. Upon completion of his education, William enlisted with the United States Army Air Corps and proudly served his nation until his honorable discharge in 1946. In July of 1947, he was married to the former Barbara Jean Briggs in Frankfort and together they raised a family for 22 years until Barbara's untimely passing in 1969. On July 21, 1974, William was blessed to share in a second union with the former Ona J. (Franklin) Scialdone, and as a couple they spent over 42 blessed years together. William was a hardworking man who spent a 38-year career as a Pricing Analyst with the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. in Utica from October of 1949 until his retirement in October of 1987. He was organized, proficient and detail-oriented, not only in his work, but also in his personal life, where he kept an impeccable home, both inside and out. He enjoyed gardening, trimming trees and taking care of his lawns, and most importantly, he loved any time that was spent with his family. His great sense of humor and one-of-a-kind personality will never be forgotten. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ona; his sons, William E. Mogensen, Jr. of Pennsylvania and Brad W. Mogensen and his wife, Vicki of Ilion; his stepchildren, Sam Scialdone and his wife, Susan of Forestport, Mark A. Scialdone of Herkimer and Felecia Burchett and her husband, Howard of Queen Creek, Arizona; his brother, Joseph Mogensen of Ilion; his sister, Mary "Honey" Rivard and her husband, Robert of Massachusetts; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepson, James Scialdone, Sr. in 1991; his grandson, Sgt. Robert Mogensen, a member of the Special Forces and Green Beret who gave his life in service to his country in Afghanistan in 2004; his brothers, Arthur Mogensen and Harold Mogensen, Jr.; and his sister, Louise LaGoy. Friends and relatives are invited to attend William's visitation, which will be held on Wednesday afternoon, February 8, 2017 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion (Town of Frankfort) NY (315) 894-8000. For those wishing to do so, please consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 110 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. William's funeral service will commence on Thursday at 12:00 NOON at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church in Frankfort, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. Paul Catena, Pastor. Spring interment with military honors will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in Richfield Springs. All service arrangements have been entrusted to Harry J. and Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at www.eneafamily.com. (Februay 26, 2017)

Michael J. Kubica, IHS 1972, 62, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Faxton-St. Luke's Health Care Center after a long illness. Mike was born February 14, 1954 in Ilion the son of the late Daniel and Norma (Smith) Kubica. He was a graduate of Ilion Central School, class of 1972. Mike was married to Catherine Olsen on November 22, 1980 in Salisbury. He was employed at Remington Arms and was a landscaper and mason. He was a very active member of The Church of The Annunciation and he ran the Annunciation Fishing Derby for several years. He enjoyed golfing, and fishing with his son. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his animals. Mike is survived by his wife Cathy, his son Jeremiah of Ilion, his sister Donna Tallman of Farmington, N.Y. and four nieces and a nephew. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:30 am on January 28, 2017 at The Church of The Annunciation, Ilion, with Fr. Paul Catena officiating. Spring interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Herkimer. In keeping with Mike's wishes there are no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc. 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Herkimer County Humane Society or The Church of The Annunciation. Envelopes will be available at Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home and Annunciation Church. To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Februay 26, 2017)

 

Brenda Cudhea, IHS Alumnus, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Folts Home, Herkimer. She was born in Tupper Lake on February 23, 1940, the daughter of the late William and Anne Lester Cudhea, her family moved to Ilion in 1941 where she attended Annunciation School and graduated from Ilion High School. Brenda received her AA from Maria College, Albany, her BE in Education from the College of St. Rose in Albany and her MS in Education at the University Albany, she also received a certification in Physical Education at Russell Sage in Troy. Brenda taught school at various locations in the Albany area, returning to Ilion 1987, where she took a position as Social Worker with Mohawk Valley Nursing Home until retiring. After retirement she worked part time at Kwik Kut in Mohawk. Brenda is survived by her brother and sister in law Anthony and Shirley Cudhea of Ilion, her nephews, Jordy, Anthony and nieces Madison and Charlee and Carson. She was predeceased by her brother Michael and her sister Sister Renee Cudhea, RSM (Sharon) In keeping with Brenda's wishes her remains were donated Upstate Medical, Syracuse. A Memorial Mass will be at the convienience of the family at the Church of The Annunciation, Ilion. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery with her parents. Friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Annunciation Church. To leave an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Februay 26, 2017)

 

Evelyn E. Stitt, IHS Alumnus, age 103, formerly of Ilion, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017, at the Folts Home, Herkimer. She was born on April 9, 1913, in Little Falls, the daughter of Roy H. and Mabel E. (Clark) Stitt. Evelyn graduated from Ilion High School, Albany Business College, and attended Russell Sage College. She was employed as an accountant at Iroquois Millwork Corporation in Albany for 24 years, retiring in 1978. Evelyn was a member and former Elder at the Ilion First Presbyterian Church, a 70 year member of the Evening Star Valley Chapter #82 Order of the Eastern Star, and member of AARP. Surviving family members include her nieces, Carolyn Lull and Cynthia Leslie; her nephew, Kirk Peters and his wife, Pamela; and special friends, George Maley and Thora Paton. She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Thelma Stasco and Kathryn Stitt; and her half-sister, Jane Peters. Friends and relatives are invited to Evelyn's Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ilion First Presbyterian Church, 90 Morgan St., Ilion. An Order of the Eastern Star Ritualistic Service will also be presented during the Memorial Service by members of the Evening Star Valley Chapter #82. In keeping with Evelyn's wishes, there are no scheduled calling hours. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Evelyn, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Evelyn's service arrangements and supervision are entrusted to her Family Funeral Director, Don Applegate, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home's original location at 102 West St., Ilion, NY (315-895-7722). (Februay 26, 2017)

 

Edward A. Shattuck Jr., - Ilion High School Class of 1960
Edward A. Shattuck Jr.
12/12/42---12/29/16
Photo courtesy of his brother, John Shattuck

Edward ( Ed ) Shattuck Jr., IHS 1960

With great sadness we mourn the loss of Edward ( Ed ) Shattuck Jr. age 74, who passed away on December 29, 2016. Ed was born in Ithaca, New York, the first of four children to the late Edward Sr. and Mary Shattuck. He is survived by his wife Julie, her sons, John and Andre Mpitsos of Aspen,Co., sisters Mary (Rick) Bush of Saratoga,NY and Claudia ( Lou ) Szitar of Clay, NY, brother John Shattuck ( Patti Vanvalkenburgh ) of Schenectady, NY and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Ed proudly served in the US Navy abroad the USS Barry during the Cuban missile crisis and blockade. Following his military service he continued his education and received degrees from SUNY Oswego and the University of Wisconsin. His degrees and interest in vocational rehabilitation led to his career with the Commission for The Blind in Portland, Oregon. After retirement Ed and Julie moved to the Roaring Fork Valley ( Colorado ).

Ed's love of sports began early in life. His high school classmates in Ilion, NY called him "Ace" because of his drive to excel in sports. Later he became " Fast Eddie " to his Oregon and Colorado friends. That drive to excel fueled his zest for life and led to many adventures: traveling the world with Julie; competitive running; climbing, biking and skiing legendary mountains. He was brave, determined, enthusiastic, outgoing, fun loving, patriotic and successful.

He will be unforgettable and sorely missed. Interment will take place at the Gerald B.Solomon National Cemetery in Saratoga, NY. The date for interment as well as a date for a celebration of Edward's life in Carbondale, Co. will be announced at a later time. We are particularly grateful to the staff of Hospice of the Valley for the care and support they provided. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice would be welcome. HomeCare & Hospice of the valley, 1901 Grand Avenue, Suite 206 Glenwood Springs, Co. 81601. (January 14, 2017)

 

Kathy Lyn (McGowen) Crewell, IHS 1973, age 62, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford. Kathy was born on October 22, 1954, the daughter of Marie (Hopper) McGowen the late Archibald McGowan. Raised and educated locally, she was a graduate of Ilion High School and continued her education by entering into the LPN Program at Herkimer County BOCES. On June 19, 1993, she was united in marriage to Ronald L. Crewell. Kathy was employed as an LPN for St. Luke's/Adirondack Community Physicians Group, retiring earlier this year. She was a past member of the Mohawk Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was very instrumental in the planning stages of MOVAC Ambulance. She is survived by her husband, Ron; her mother, Marie McGowan of Ilion; her children, Shannon Bernier of Chadwicks , Shelli Yager of Herkimer and David and Melinda Culver of Mohawk; her step children, Christine and Carl Somers of Ballston Spa, Scott and Heather Crewell of Fort Plain, and Dustin and Kelly Crewell of Troy. She also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Sara, Kiley, Jordyn, Cameron, Colin, Brynne, Tyler, Syri, Brayden and Logan; her great grandson, Hunter; a special aunt and uncle, Robert and Mary Sterling and her canine companions that she loved so much, Lilly and Smiley. Family and friends are invited to attend visitation for Kathy on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Enea and Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, NY (Town of Frankfort) 315-894-8000. Kathy's funeral service will commence at the conclusion of calling hours, beginning at 5:00 PM with Elder Ken Palmer, officiating. Interment will take place in Mohawk Cemetery later in the spring. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Kathy's memory may consider the Herkimer County Humane Society or 4PetSake Food Pantry; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Harry J. and Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia. (January 14, 2017)

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