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Theodore L. Trombley IHS 1963, 65, Leesport, died Dec. 2, 2010, of natural causes in Life Care Hospital of Chester County, West Chester. He was the husband of Linda L. (Hight) Trombley. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was a son of the late Theordore L. Trombley and Ruth (Rivers) Trombley French. He was a customer service manager for 25 years for Aydin Displays of Birdsboro, still working at time of death. Trombley was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Linda, are a son, Theodore L. Jr., husband of Cyndi Trombley, Douglassville; a daughter, Melissa B., wife of Jon Widdicombe, Birdsboro; two sisters, Kathleen Robertson, Northfield, Vt., and Deborah Murray, Ilion, N. Y.; and four grandchildren: Jacob, Abigail, Teagen and Nolan. Memorial services will be held in the Dengler Funeral Home Inc., 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at noon. (Dec 24, 2010)

Pamela Louise (Darling) Mann IHS 1982, 46, formerly of Ilion, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at home. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael Mann; children, including Christopher Streeter; two grandchildren; twin sister, Patricia Darling; brother, Timothy (Cheryl) Darling; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial service for Pamela will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., in Ilion. Friends may call on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Dec 24, 2010)

Burton E. Hawkes IHS 1958, 69, died of natural causes Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Faxton-St.Lukes Healthcare, New Hartford. He was born June 21, 1940 in Ilion, a son of Glenn and Anna List Hawks, Sr. He was educated in Ilion schools and graduated from Ilion Central High School in 1958. During his high school senior year he enlisted in the Naval Reserve and served on active duty with the Navy from1958 to 1960. After Naval service he was briefly employed by Remington Arms and was later a dairy farmer.He attended SUNY-Delhi earning an Associates Degree and was last employed as a counselor at the Central New York Psychiatric Center, Utica. He was married to the former Joan S. Berberich on August 4,1961. Mr. Hawks is survived by his daughters: Robin and Terri; a brother Glenn I. Hawks and sister-in-law Kathy of Rome; a cousin Donna Day of Ilion; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father Glenn in January 1988; wife Joan in March 1992 and his mother Anna in February 1996; a former sister-in-law Sharon Hingre in January 1997; aunts and uncles: Charles and Laura Day, Arthur and Mary List, Justin List; cousins: Michael and Robert List and Joseph Day. Cremation took place on June 21, 2010 at the Chenango Valley Crematory, Earlville with arrangements by the Heintz Funeral Service, Clinton. There were no calling hours or memorial services. The family wishes to thank Dr. Wade Hunt for his care over the last 10 years. (Dec 15, 2010)

Timothy Abraham Stubley IHS 1972, 58, of Ilion, passed away on Nov. 12, 2010, at Indian River Medical Center. Mr. Stubley was born and raised in Ilion and had been a resident of Melbourne, Fla.He was a carpenter, loved hunting, fishing and motorcycles, but most of all loved his family and truly loved his children, Abe and Amber, as well as Glenna. Survivors include his son, Abe Stubley, of Galloway, NJ; daughter, Amber Stubley, of Ilion; mother, Frances Stubley, of Ilion; sister, Robin Baker, of Plantation, Fla.; sister, Judy Cox, of Ilion; sister, Barbara Lozano, of Plano, Texas; sister, Jacqueline Thomas, of Northville; brother, Thomas Stubley, of Cedar Lake; brother, Charles Stubley, of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; brother, John Stubley, of Ilion; and two grandchildren, Hunter and Mason.Mr. Stubley was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Day, and his father, Herman (Ben) Stubley.The family welcomes everyone to attend a memorial service at the Knights of Columbus in Ilion on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Dec 11, 2010)

Dr. Carlton E. Lints IHS 1948 79, of Keyser Lake Road, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at home. Carl was born on Dec. 31, 1930, in Ilion, the son of the late Wesley A. and Margaret (Parker) Lints. He was a graduate of Ilion schools and received his master's degree from Northwestern University and his doctorate from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He served as a professor at DeCalb University in Illinois until his retirement several years ago. Carl served his country during the Korean War, serving in the Navy. He was a member of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Ilion. Carl is survived by his sister, Joyce Burnside, of Dolgeville; his brother, Wesley R. Lints, of Boulder, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Carl will be held on Friday, Dec, 10, 2010, at noon at Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. The Rev. George B. Greene will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oak View Cemetery in Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral and are asked to consider memorial donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital; envelopes are available at the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Dec 11, 2010)

Barbara Dawson IHS 1967, age 60, of Bellinger Street, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Folts Homes.Barbara was born on Dec. 9, 1949, in Ilion a daughter of the late Clifford and Virginia Voelkle Dawson. She was raised and educated in Ilion and graduating from Ilion High School then attending Herkimer County Community College. At one time she worked for Univac in Utica as a computer operator.She was a member of the First United Methodist Church Herkimer and Little Falls and for six years ran the Four Dollar Boutique at the church. Barbara was always concerned that others have the necessary clothing, especially during the cold winter months. It gave her great pleasure knowing she could provide these items, and by using her unique fashion sense she could pick the perfect outfit.Barbara had a wonderful network of friends who helped her when needed. She was a friend to many and will never be forgotten. Surviving her two brothers, Ronald Dawson and his wife, Audrey, of Burnt Hills, and Jack Dawson and his wife, Sandra, of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Dianne Petronis and her husband, William, of Burnt Hills; a stepbrother, Orville Eckler, of Chaumont; three stepsisters, Shirley Jones, of West Winfield, Pat Quinlan, of Morgan, Utah, and Georgine Ehmann, of Rochester; and four nieces, Mandy Petronis, of Zephyr Hills, Fla., Jenny Petronis, of Saratoga Springs, Alison Dawson, of Fredericks, Md., and Sherry VanderGast, of Kintersville, Pa. A memorial service celebrating Barbara's life will be on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Herkimer and Little Falls with the Reverend Janet Gleason officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Herkimer Salvation Army. Funeral arrangements are with Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Court St., Herkimer. (Dec 11, 2010)

Margaret Mary (Kennedy) Clayton IHS 1936, Feb.6, 1918-Nov.11, 2010, age 92, passed away in Castro Valley on Veteran's Day. Margaret served in WWII as an army nurse in England and France. She was known for her positive outlook on life ("it couldn't be better") and her love of electronic gadgets ("The Gadget Queen"). Everyone who knew Margaret will miss her. Margaret is survived by four of her five daughters (Kathleen, Peggy, Patti, Teresa), two sons-in-law (Rick, John), eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, many nieces and nephews and dear friends. (Nov 28, 2010)

Eleanor 'Grandma Micki' (Donohue) Barney IHS Alumnus, 79, of Prindle Apartments, Ilion, formerly of West River Street, Ilion, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Valley Health Services, Herkimer. She was born on Dec. 15, 1930, in Ilion, the daughter of Ray and Lula (Harris) Donohue and attended Ilion schools. 'Micki' was employed at Sperry Rand Univac for eighteen years, MDS for fourteen years and retired from Valley Health Services as a nurse's aide in 1994. She was an active volunteer in the foster grandparent program at Remington School. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and William Fike Sr., of Herkimer; special granddaughter, Jenifer Bowman and husband, Daniel, of New Hartford; grandchildren, William Fike Jr., of Riverview, Fla., and Kevin Fike and his wife, Randi, of Ilion; special great-grandson, Jared Bowman; great-grandchildren, Bret Bowman and Julianne, Avery and Wyatt Fike; a special friend, who was like a daughter, Diana Geno; close friends, Kathy Marmet, Jean Smith, Sharon Putnam, Margaret Haggerty and Maggie Wesolowski; her special cat, Sara; her brother, Ray Donohue; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer. Calling hours are Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the Valley Health Services staff for their excellent care and kindness. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Eleanor, 'Micki', or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Herkimer County Humane Society, or St. Jude's Hospital. Envelopes are available at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, Ilion. (Nov 28, 2010)

Ronald L. Tanner IHS 1939, a resident of Wilmington, N.C., passed away on Oct. 23, 2010, at home following a brief illness. Ronald was born and raised in Ilion on Jan. 8, 1919, to Susan (Smith) and Leslie Tanner. He served overseas in World War II as an Army staff sergeant. After returning home, he met and married Frances Michalowski, of Herkimer. Together they raised their family in upstate New York, settling in Syracuse and living there for over 30 years. Ron made his living in sales and retired in 1981. The couple moved to Bradenton, Fla., in 1989 and enjoyed living in their Florida home for many years until Frances passed away in 2007. Ron relocated shortly after to Wilmington, N.C., to be with family. Ron and Fran were married nearly 62 years. Ron was known to all as a talented carpenter and handyman. He did not stay idle very long, as he was always working on a project at home, for family or friends. When he did sit down for a while, it was usually to watch his favorite team, the Notre Dame 'Fighting Irish' play football. He was also an avid Yankees baseball fan. Ronald is survived by three children and their spouses, Ronald W. Tanner and wife, Susan, of Houston, Texas, Mary Beddard and husband, James, of Williamsburg, Va., and Barbara Tanner and husband, Robert Bateman, of Wilmington, N.C. He is also survived by six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marvin Tanner (wife Ann), of Stoughton, Wis. A special thank you to Dr. George Sylvestri, Dr. Mlot, Dr. McNulty, Beth Zappin and the services of Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Ron was very appreciative of all who were involved in his care. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, N.C. (Nov 28, 2010)

Vincent F. Durant 1956, age 72, of Schuyler, formerly of Ilion, passed away peacefully in his own bed, at his own home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, November 11, 2010. He was born on October 16, 1938 in Ilion, the son of George and Mayme (Terzo) Durant. Vince graduated from Annunciation School in 1952 and Ilion High School in 1956. He also attended Mohawk Valley Technical Institute and graduated with a degree in Business Retail Management. He was blessed to have two true loves in his life. On December 18, 1960 he was married to Barbara Utter in Cobleskill, NY. She died in 1972. He later married P. Donna (Galinn) Hunter on June 12, 1982, in Utica. Vince was employed as a Sales Representative for Standard Register Co., a Fortune 500 Company, for twenty-six years. He was also the owner and operator of Dur-A-Form of Ilion for eighteen years. Vince was a member of the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, and St. Mark's Church, N. Utica, NY. Vince loved the community of Ilion and enjoyed giving back to the community. Some of his memberships included: Little League and Babe Ruth Coach, Jaycees, Knights of Columbus, Annunciation Parish Council and Kiwanis. Vince was a member of the Ilion Central School Board for twenty-four years, serving in the positions of both Vice President and President. He was also a member of many organizations affiliated with the school board. He was the founding member of the Ilion Central School Foundation which raised over $70,000 to improve the educational opportunities for Ilion students. Vince was a member of the Ilion Days Committee. He managed the Ilion Sports Calendar advertisement subscriptions, which raised tens of thousands of dollars for athletic programs at ICHS. Vince was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox. He enjoyed attending Ilion school sporting events and truly loved participating in his grandchildren's lives. Survivors include his wife, Donna; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Katherine Durant, of Ilion, David and Pamela Durant, of Vernon, and Christopher and Jaimie Durant, of Ilion; his stepdaughter, Gina Sciortino and her husband Joseph, of Utica; six grandchildren, Gregory, Kelsie, and Kassandra Durant, Sarah Sciortino, and Katie and Megan Reed; his sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Tom Shepard, of North Carolina; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Sandra and Joseph Bogan (who were like a rock of Gibralter for Vince and Donna), of Schuyler, and Elaine Galinn, of California; Barbara's sisters, Fay Panza and husband Frank, of Niagara Falls, NY, Kathi Utter, of Cobleskill, with respectful mention of Barbara's two sisters and two brothers; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Vince was predeceased by his first wife Barbara, the mother of his five sons. He was also predeceased by his two sons, infant Gregory Durant and Scott Durant; stepdaughter, Lauren Hunter; his parents, George and Mayme; Barbara's parents, Wanda and Merton Utter; her brother, Merton Utter Jr. and Donna's father, Jerome Galinn. Funeral Services will be held 9:15 a.m., Monday, November 15, 2010, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, and 10 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Anthony Barratt, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Calling hours are Sunday, November 14, 2010, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Ilion Central School Foundation or American Pancreatic Cancer Research. The Durant family requested that all funeral arrangements and services be entrusted to Vince's good friend, Don Applegate, Funeral Director. (Nov 13, 2010)

Marian J. Marley IHS Alumnus, 92, a lifelong resident of Ilion, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010, in the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Marian was born on July 2, 1918, in Herkimer, the daughter of the late Adelbert P. and Jennie M. (Laughlin) Marley. She was a graduate of Ilion High School, attended Utica School of Commerce and was employed at the Ilion Sentinel Newspaper and at Burrill Saw and Tool in Mohawk for many years. She retired in 1981. Marian was a faithful member of the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion and the Catholic Daughters, Court of St. Bridget, for over 60 years. Marian was a very devoted sister, aunt and great-aunt. Marian resided most of her life at 170 Second Street and her last years at the Mohawk Homestead where the staff treated her with respect and care. The family would like to thank the staff for their tender love they offered her. Her sisters-in-law, Margaret and Mary Marley, both of Ilion, survive Marian. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Kevin and Judi McGrellis, Melinda Marley, Matthew and Debra Marley, Meg (Marley) and Dean Liberty, and Peter and Jane North, all of Ilion, James and Katie LaPaglia, of Utica, and other nieces and nephews are Connie North, of Severance, NY, John North, of East Berne, NY, Trisha (North) and Peter Templeton, of Guilderland, NY, Tom and Deb North, of Newark Valley, NY, Steve and Liz North, of Saratoga Springs, NY, Joe and Pina Marley, of Rochester, NY, David and Elizabeth Marley, of Winston-Salem, NC, Chris and Jane Andrews, of Florida, Chuck and Deb Andrews, of Wisconsin, Donald Andrews, of Oregon, and Jane Andrews, of Connecticut. She also leaves numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Ruth McGrellis, John Marley, Lila Andrews, Helen North, Frank Marley, Edna Marley and Charles Marley, and a special nephew, Daniel L. McGrellis. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, November 7, 2010, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego Street, Ilion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 8, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion with Fr. Leo Potvin officiating, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Herkimer. On line condolences may be left and memorial candles lit at www.whiter-hendrix.com. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Church of the Annunciation. Envelopes are available at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home. (Nov 13, 2010)

Richard A. Riddell IHS Alumnus, 80, of 212 Jack St., Ilion, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at St. Luke's Medical Center, New Hartford. Dick was born Oct. 28, 1929, in Ilion, the son of the late Dock A. and Sadie Staley Riddell, and was educated in the Ilion schools. Dick joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1948-1950, including a tour in Japan and then with the U.S. Army Reserve. On April 12, 1958, he married the former Margaret Love in the First United Methodist Church in Ilion. Upon his return from the U.S. Army, Dick was employed as a supervisor with UNIVAC for 20 years and then with Mohawk Data Science in Herkimer for 20 years, until his retirement. Dick was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ilion and was a loyal husband and father to his family. Dick is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Ilion; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Suzanne Riddell, of Ilion; a daughter, Sharon Palumbo, of Frankfort, and Paul Palumbo; his father-in-law, Reginald Love, of Plattsburgh; a brother, Leonard E. Riddell, of Ilion; two sisters, Sandra Hurteau, of Ilion, and Dorothy Ashely, of Florida; his grandchildren, Ryan and Sarah Palumbo and Matthew Riddell. He was predeceased by two sisters, Phyllis Wameling, and Florence Hagadorn. Friends are invited at attend calling hours for Dick on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Mr. Riddell's funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at noon from the First United Methodist Church, Second Street, Ilion, with Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Kinne Cemetery, Barringer Road, town of Litchfield. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Dick's memory; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Oct 24, 2010)

Patricia (Sweet) Miller IHS 1976, 51, died Monday, August 23rd in Asheville, NC. A service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Center for Creative Living - 2 Science of Mind Way in Asheville, NC. Ministers Barbara and John Waterhouse will officiate. In a word, Patricia was – LOVING. She loved everything in nature: the mountains, the sun, the animals (especially sheep); and long hikes. She was inspired while singing and dancing and found the humor in almost all situations. She also loved deeply and sincerely everybody she knew. Patricia will be remembered by her family and friends as an exceptional woman. She was breath of fresh air who was always funny, sweet, and loyal. Born November 21, 1958, Patricia was the last of six children born to Annie Hogan and Ward Sweet in Ilion, NY. In 1977 Patricia and first husband William Marquissee celebrated the birth of their daughter Faith Marquissee Brygidowicz. In 1982 Patricia celebrated the birth of her second child, Alysha Miller, and remarried to Stephen Miller. Patricia, Stephen and her two daughters lived as a family in Ilion until 2001 when P atricia's love for the mountains and her desire to live in a warmer climate inspired her to relocate to Asheville, NC. Before her move to Asheville, Patricia received a Licensed Practical Nursing Degree and dedicated her career and life to helping others. She worked as a nurse and caregiver in several hospitals and private doctor's offices, as a hospice nurse, as a teacher's assistant at a special education facility, and later as a chiropractic assistant. She held a strong passion for alternative and holistic healing modalities. Patricia is survived by her husband Stephen, her children Faith and Alysha, her son-in-law Kevin Brygidowicz , her three grandchildren Jordyn, Jaylin and Bradyn, siblings Eleanor 'Snookie' Stubba, Lorraine 'Brenda' DeJohn, James 'Erkie' Sweet, and Prudence 'Prud' Seaman, several nieces, nephews, cousins, countless friends and her beloved cat Muffin. She will always be considered a caring mother, devoted sister, loving nana, loyal friend and she will be eternally missed. The family will host Celebration of Life in her honor Friday after the ceremony, at their home in south Asheville. They request that in lieu of flowers; please send donations to help with funeral expenses to Faith Brygidowicz, 121 Rosscraggon Rd., Asheville, NC 28803. (Oct 3, 2010)

Robert Carter Jr. IHS 1939, 90, of 95 N. Fifth Ave., Ilion, died Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in Massachusetts with his family who deeply loved him. He was born in Ilion on August 16, 1920, the son of Robert and Lywena (Hughes) Carter. Robert graduated from Ilion High School in 1939 and served in the US Navy during World War II, on the USS Eastland. During his service he was involved with several notable amphibious landings and battles including the Philippines and Okinawa and a visit to Tian Xin, China, courtesy of the US Navy. Bob was employed for 44 years as a toolmaker with the Remington Arms Co., Ilion, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ilion. Robert was married to Evelyn (Foster) who preceded him in 2005. Survivors include his sons Stephen and Glenn and their wives Patrice (Meehan) and Hallie, his grandchildren Andrew and his wife Melissa, Benjamin and Katherine Carter as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers Glenn and Jack. He enjoyed bowling, skeet shooting, tennis, golf, reading newspapers and was a wealth of knowledge in particular with respect to geography and history. Bob was a warm and witty man who loved his family and friends, dogs, old cars and baseball. He loved going to lunch and dinner with friends and family. He also loved his home town Ilion which held a special place in his heart. He was a great man and he will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. Calling hours will be on Sunday, September 26 from 4-6 pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 27, from the funeral home, with Rev. Victor McKusick officiating. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Envelopes are available at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Ilion. Friends may leave expressions of sympathy and light memorial candles at whiter-hendrix.com. (Oct 3, 2010)

Andrew 'Andy' G. Bugal IHS 1962, age 66, formerly of North Ilion, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2010, in Australia, where he has resided with his family since 1970. He was born on February 28, 1944, in Ilion, the son of Michael and Dorothy (Dykeman) Bugal. Andy graduated from Ilion Central High School in 1962. He was a veteran of the Vietnam era, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was married to Merriel Carson on August 19, 1972, in Australia. He worked in his early years with his father, cutting trees and was an employee of MDS. Survivors include his wife, Merriel; three children, Aaron, Alisha and Yvette; one grandson, Sebastian; two brothers, Deveraux 'Dev' Bugal and wife, Carol, of Ilion, and Mike Bugal, of Indiana; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandy and Wayne Cowser, of Texas, and Linda and Tony Del Pino, of Tampa, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents. The funeral service to celebrate the life of Andrew George Bugal was held on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at 3:30 p.m., at Weeroona Chapel, in Bunurong Memorial Park, Dandenong South, Australia. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Andy, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet. The Bugal family entrusted local arrangements to their family friend and funeral director, Don Applegate, at Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, Ilion. (Sept 23, 2010)

Susan (Mickle) Lasher IHS 1974, 53, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2010. She was born in Ilion, NY and worked at the Holmes Regional Medical Center and was a member of the Saint Joseph's Catholic Church. Susan is survived by two sons, Matthew and Michael Lasher; granddaughter, Savannah; brother, Mark Mickle; and parents, Harold and Helen Mickle. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 from 11:00-11:30 am at Saint Joseph‘s Catholic Church, with a Mass service following at 11:30. Susan Graduated from Ilion Central High School in 1974 and attended Herkimer Community College. Susan spent her life working as a secretary in the medical field. Donations in Memoriam for flowers or funeral expenses can be made to Matt or Mike Lasher at the visitation. (Sept 6, 2010)

Robert J. Haggerty IHS 1963, 69, of 78 N. Fourth Ave., passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010, in Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. Bob was born on July 4, 1941, in Ilion, the son of the late Edward and Marion Christman Haggerty. He attended Annunciation School and was a graduate of Ilion High School. On October 26, 1963, Bob was united in marriage with Sheila Christian in St. Josephs Church, West Winfield. Bob was employed as a meat cutter with P&C until his retirement in 2001 and then part-time with the Village Market for the next eight years. Bob was a member of the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion and the Ilion Knights of Columbus. Bob is survived by his wife, Sheila; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Laurie, of Victor, and David and Deb, of Ilion; three granddaughters, Kelley, Kirsten and Shannon, all of Ilion; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Jane and Charles Guile, of Ilion, and Cathy and William Hilts, of Mohawk; a brother-in-law and his wife, Barry and Karen Christian, of Cornelia, GA; a sister-in-law and her husband, Joanne and Peter Dugan, of Clayville; also several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Gerald and Edward. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, August 31, at 11:00 a.m. from the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, with the Very Rev. Anthony Barratt officiating and Deacon James Bower assisting. Interment will follow in the Cedarville Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, August 30, 2010, at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion, from 4-7 PM. On line condolences may be left and candles lit at: www.whiter-hendrix.com Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Ilion Ambulance in Bobs memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. (Aug 29, 2010)

Patricia 'Pat' A. (Miller) Sebastian IHS Alumnus, age 71, of State Rt. 5, Herkimer, formerly of Ilion, died on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at Valley Health Services, Herkimer. She was born on January 20, 1939, in Ilion, the daughter of Fred W. and Dorothy (Countryman) Miller, and was a graduate of Ilion High School. She was married to Gerald Bonner who died in 1977. She later married Richard 'Dick' Sebastian. He died in 1982. At one time, Pat was employed as cashier at Acme Market in Ilion and Herkimer. For nineteen years, she was a customer service rep. at Marine Midland Bank in Herkimer. Pat attended St. Francis de Sales Church in Herkimer and the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion. She was a member and former treasurer of Ilion Women of the Moose #1010. At one time, she participated in women's bowling leagues. Survivors include her very special friend and loving companion, for 24 years, Ronald 'R.J.' Stowell, of Herkimer; one son, David G. Bonner, of Herkimer; two grandchildren, Katie Bonner and Evan Bonner; several nieces and nephews; special nieces, Janice Springer and husband, Chris, of Ilion, and Donna Sciortino and husband, Mike, of Herkimer; great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; one sister-in-law, Clara Beach, of Ilion; and last, but not least, a very special friend, Carol Snyder, of Ilion, who was there for Pat (thank you , Carol). She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy (Beach) Miller; stepfather, Fred W. Miller; three brothers, George Beach, in 1998, Charles Beach, in 1999, and Carl Beach, in 2006; and two sisters, Louise Brinkerhoff, in 2000, and Lorraine Robbins, in 2007. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday (today), August 14, 2010, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Father Anthony Barratt, Pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, officiating. Interment will be in Millers Mills Cemetery. Calling hours are on Saturday (today), August 14, 2010, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home, prior to the funeral service. The Women of the Moose service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday (today). The family wishes to thank the staff at Valley Health Services, especially the 1 West nursing staff, for the excellent care given to Pat. Also, special thanks to HOSPICE. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Pat, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Health Services, HOSPICE or Masonic Care Community. Envelopes are available at Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, Ilion. Pat prearranged all her funeral and burial service instructions and requests with her family Funeral Director and friend, Don Applegate. (Aug 29, 2010)

Donna C. (Snedeker) Okusko IHS Alumnus, age 91, formerly of 57 Newton Street, Ilion, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010, at Woodgate House at the Masonic Home, Utica. She was born April 25, 1919, in Mohawk, NY, the daughter of the late Martin and Florence (Ford) Snedeker, and received her education in the Ilion Central School. On February 18, 1939, she married Charles E. Okusko, Sr., in Annunciation Church, Ilion; he passed away May 28, 1978. At one time, Donna and Chuck ran the Drive-In Mobil Home Sales in Schuyler. Donna enjoyed arts and crafts, including ceramics, which she taught at Adult Education, and quilt making, where she made quilts for her children and grandchildren which they will cherish for years. She was a member of the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, a former member of Col. Marius Willet Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of Foundries and Patriots of America. Donna is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles (Chuck) and Carol Okusko, of Herkimer; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Len Hendrix, of Ilion, and Denise and Mark Dodge, of Columbia, SC; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James (Ed) and Elizabeth Snedeker, of Ilion, and Guy Snedeker, of Ilion; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Frances and Al Aesch, of Johnstown, Barbara and Bruce Windecker, of Fairfield, Carolyn Kennedy, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Eileen Loomis, of Poland, NY; a sister-in-law, Jeanie Snedeker, of MA; and seven grandchildren, Scott and Geri Hendrix, Lynne and Richard Roberts, Ashley Hendrix, Alyssa and Robert Harry, Adrianne Dodge, Arron Dodge and Rebecca Cotto. She also leaves eight great-grandchildren. Donna also leaves a special friend, Barbara Clair, of Glenn Field, NY. She was predeceased by her sisters, Bertha Sokoloski, Agnes Hageman and Gertrude Salsburg, and her brothers, Richard Snedeker, Robert Snedeker and Raymond Snedeker. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, with the Very Reverend Anthony Barratt officiating, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Friends may call on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego Street, Ilion.Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Resident Fund at the Mohawk Homestead, 62 East Main Street, Mohawk, NY 13407, in Donna's memory; envelopes are available at the funeral home.The family would like to thank the staff at the Mohawk Homestead and the Masonic Home, Woodgate House in the Adirondacks, for all their care and compassion give to Donna during her stay and illness. On line condolences may be left and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com.(Aug 29, 2010)

Philo B. Baker IHS Alumnus, 96, formerly of 10 Fourth St., in Ilion, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010, in Unity Hospital in Greece. Philo was born on February 28, 1914, in Ilion, the son of the late Robert and Kate M. (Barse) Baker. He was educated in Ilion schools and on November 22, 1941, he married the former Jean Morton in Miriam, KS. Jean passed away on May 26, 2006. Philo served his country during WW II, serving in the US Army. Following his military service, Philo was employed as a Field Technician for American Totalisator Co. in Towson, MD, retiring in 1979. Philo was a member of the St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Ilion and the Ilion Lodge #591 F&AM. Philo is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Frank Austin, of Rochester; two grandchildren, David D. Baker-Austin and Matthew M. Baker-Austin; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Baker-Austin; and a great-granddaughter, Faith Ann Baker-Austin. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean L. Baker, and a sister, Mary E. Baker. Funeral services for Philo will be on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., in Ilion. The Rev. George B. Greene will officiate. Interment will follow in the Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion. In keeping with Philo's wishes, there are no calling hours. On line condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., in Ilion, NY. (Aug 29, 2010)

Dr.Frederick James Winsor IHS 1938, Dr. Frederick James Winsor died at his home in Fanwood, NJ, on Tuesday,May 25, 2010, at age 88. He had a remarkable life and a long career as a metallurgical engineer. He was born August 22, 1921, in the town of Ilion, in the Mohawk River Valley of upstate New York, and spent his childhood there, graduation from Ilion High School in 1938. Mr. Winsor attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1938 to 1946, earning a BS, MS, and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering. His PhD research involved analysis of metal from enemy aircraft. He worked for the Armour Research Foundation, Standard Oil of Indiana, DuPont,and Foster Wheeler Corporation, where he was in charge of the Welding Development Laboratory for over 25 years. Subsequently, he was an independent metallurgical engineering consultant for approximately 20 years. He taught courses in welding and metallurgy at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and Kean College.Dr. Winsor was a life member of the American Welding Society (AWS) and the American Society for Metals (now ASM International), served as Chairman of the AWS NJ Section in 1983-1984, was a member of its Executive Committee, and assisted as a test supervisor and proctor for Certified Welding Inspector exams. In 1991, AWS presented him with the Samuel Miller Memorial Medal Award for contributions to the art of welding. In 2007, the NJ AWS Section honored him with a Meritorious Award for his dedicated activities.He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Gertrude K. Winsor; son Richard E. Winsor, daughter Nancy W. Clayton, daughter Linda W. DeLap, son Donald C. Winsor; four grandchildren: Daniel J. Winsor, Margaret I. DeLap, Karl G. Winsor, and Eric D. Winsor; niece Mary Elizabeth Winsor, nephew Ned Winsor, niece Jen Campbell, great-nephew Edward Winsor, and many other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Glen Merritt Winsor and Elizabeth Mary Miller; brothers Kasson, Earl, Richard, Edward, and Gerald Winsor; and son Frederick Winsor Jr.A celebration of his life was held on Saturday July 17 at 11 am at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, New Jersey. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fanwood Rescue Squad, Treasurer, 123 Watson Road, Fanwood, NJ 07023, or to the Center for Hope Hospice, 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. (Aug 29, 2010)

Mr. Robert John Hoffman (Bob) IHS 1933, formerly of 137 Second Street, Ilion, New York, died on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the Folts Home in Herkimer New York. Mr. Hoffman outlived his wife, Ruth, by four years. They had been married for sixty-three years. He was born on July 27, 1915 and was just one month short of his 95th birthday. Surviving Mr. Hoffman are his eight children: Patricia Follin (Albert) of Framingham, Massachusetts,; Kathleen Ford (Frederic) of East Brunswick, New Jersey; Gretchen Hoffman of Schodack Landing, New York; Robert Hoffman, Jr. of Herkimer, New York; Cecelia Hoffman (Peter Butchko) of Plattsburgh, New York (an Ilion resident until recently); Andrea Hoffman of Middlebury, Vermont; Sheila Glinski (John)of Saranac Lake, New York; Phyllis Green (Duane)of Unadilla, New York. In addition he is survived by fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren and various nieces and nephews. Mr. Hoffman retired as a chemical engineer at Special Metals in New Hartford, New York in 1980. He was a 1954 graduate of Syracuse University. Mr. Hoffman had worked previously at Remington Rand, as had many others in his family, after returning from service in the Coast Guard. His service from 1938 until 1947 included pre-war time patrolling the Northeastern United States and then service in both the Atlantic and Pacific arenas during WWII; most notably aboard the USS Wakefield and in the Philippines. After graduating from Ilion High School, Mr. Hoffman worked on projects through the CCC and WPA prior to joining the Coast Guard. Mr. Hoffman was well known in the area as an avid book collector and amateur historian. He had been a long time member of the BPOE of Ilion and the Knights of Columbus and was a strong supporter of the Friends of Russell Park. Friends may call on the family on Wednesday, June 30 from 6:00-8:00p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. Ilion. Services will be held at the gravesite at 10:30 am in the Calvary Cemetery in Herkimer with the Rev. Anthony Barratt officiating. Friends may leave online condolences and light a candle at wwwwhiter-hendrix.com. (July 3, 2010)

Marion D. (Waite) Dzimitrowicz IHS Alumnus, age 88, of 37 Hess Ave., Ilion, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford, NY. She was born on August 22, 1921, in Ilion, the daughter of Harold and Dorothy (Wendell) Waite, and attended Ilion schools. On December 4, 1940, she was married to Anthony J. Dzimitrowicz in Newport, NY. He died on April 14, 1995. Marion worked as an assembler at Sperry-Rand UNIVAC, Ilion, for fifteen years. She later was employed at MDS, Herkimer, for seventeen years, retiring in 1984. Marion was a member of the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion, Herkimer VFW Auxiliary, and a former member of the Ilion Council of Catholic Women. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and James Kemper, of PA, and Susan and William Ozog, of Ilion; four sons and four daughters-in-law, James and Sheila, of FL, Thomas, Brian and Jill, and Richard and Paula Dzimitrowicz, all of Ilion, and Bridgetta, of FL; seventeen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Ernestine and Peter Pavlot, of West Winfield; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Harold and Theresa Waite, of Ilion, Ernest and Debra Waite, of CO, and Donald Waite, of FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Anthony, in March 2010; her grandson, James Kemper; and three sisters, Virginia Waite, Carolyn Simorowski and Arlene Briest. Funeral services will be held 10:15 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, and 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Leo Potvin, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., prior to the funeral home service. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE. All funeral and burial arrangements and supervision have been entrusted to Don Applegate, Funeral Director. (July 3, 2010)

Gladys L. (Welch) Townsend IHS Alumnus, age 99, formerly of Forge Hill Estates, Ilion, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, NY. She was born on December 3, 1910, in Milford, NY, the daughter of Jesse and Mary (Holmes) Welch, and attended Ilion High School. On June 29, 1940, she was married to Kenneth M. Townsend in Ilion. He died on February 13, 1999. Gladys was employed at Remington Typewriter Co. for 26 years, retiring in 1950. For thirteen years, she and her husband, Ken, owned and operated the Colonial House Restaurant in Newport. Mrs. Townsend was a member of the Frankfort United Methodist Church, past Noble Grand of the Frankfort Rebekah Lodge #198, past Matron of the Evening Star, Valley Chapter #82 (Order of the Eastern Star), Ilion, and member of D.A.R. (Col. Marinus Chapter). In the past, she spent several winters in Vero Beach, FL, with her husband, Ken. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Ron Parshall of Poland; several cousins, including Nancy Flanagan of West Winfield, NY; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Beryl Welch, of West Falls, NY; close friends, Shirley Miller, of Mohawk, and Lorel Rathbun, of Ilion; and her many friends at the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home, Ilion. She was predeceased by her husband, Ken; her brother, Stewart Welch; and her sister, Mildred Asklof. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Morning Star United Methodist Church, Acme Rd., Frankfort, NY, with Rev. Robert Wollaber, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Calling hours are on Monday, June 21, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion. The Evening Star, Valley Chapter #82 (Order of the Eastern Star), service will be held on Monday, June 21, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star United Methodist Church, 36 Second St., Ilion, NY 13357. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. All funeral and burial arrangements have been prearranged and entrusted to her long time friend and family funeral director, Don Applegate. (July 3, 2010)

Jeffrey B. Leach IHS 1987, age 42, of Higby Rd., Frankfort, NY, died unexpectedly at work, on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in Rome, NY. He was born on January 25, 1968, in Ilion, the son of William F. and Marianne (Reider) Leach. Jeffrey was a graduate of Ilion High School in 1987 and St. John Fischer in Rochester, NY. He was employed with the Dept. of Defense as an Accounting Supervisor with DFAS, USAF, Rome, for over ten years. He attended Church of the Annunciation in Ilion, was a member of Adult Congenital Heart Assoc., Inc., and enjoyed cruises, cars, and tractors. Survivors include his mother, Marianne Leach and stepfather, Robert Anton, with whom he lived in Frankfort; his father, William Leach, of Depew, NY; one sister, Kimberly Leach and partner, Nikki Henry, of Cicero, NY; one brother, Aaron Leach of Atlanta, GA; his beloved support person, Kathy Tetoros, of Australia, (who suffers from the same congenital heart defect as Jeff did); also support persons and good friends, Tammy and Paul Tenerowicz; his seven beloved dogs, including his two favorites, Cameo and Mack; and his many, many friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Eugene and Evelyn Reider; and grandmother, Marjorie Leach. Funeral services will be held 12 noon, Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Father Anthony M. Barratt, Pastor of Church of the Annunciation, officiating. Interment will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Calling hours are on Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 9:00 am to noon, prior to the funeral home service. The family wishes to thank Pediatric Cardiology of Syracuse, AMCARE Ambulance of Rome, Rome City Hospital, Crouse Hospital of Syracuse, and all his co-workers at DFAS, especially their staff nurse. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Adult Congenital Heart Assoc., Inc. Donation envelopes are available at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, Ilion. All funeral and burial arrangements are entrusted to Don Applegate, Funeral Director. (July 3, 2010)

John 'Jack' Kiley Sr. IHS Alumnus, 82, of 21 Tucker Ave., Ilion, passed away on Sunday May 30, 2010 at Little Falls Hospital. Jack was born on April 23, 1928 in Ilion the son of the late Dennis and Marie (Nolda) Kiley. He was educated in Annunciation School in Ilion and following school he joined the U.S. Merchant Marines serving during WWII. Following his service Jack worked for the railroad, the Ilion Board of Light and retired from the Plumber and Steam Fitters Local 112. Jack was a member of the Cedarville Beagle Club, a life member of the Marine Corps League and was an avid outdoorsman. Jack is survived by his wife Annabelle, four children Kevin Kiley of Mohawk, Kathy and her husband Douglas Doremus of W. Winfield, Deborah Kiley of Ilion and John Kiley Jr. of Utica, seven grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He also leaves a sister in law Dottie Kiley of Goodyear, AZ as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins in NY and AZ. He is predeceased by his brother Thomas who passed away 3 weeks ago. In keeping with Jack's wishes there are no calling hours or funeral service. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Jacks life on Sunday June 6, 2010 from 1 to 4 pm at the Cedarville Fire House on Cedarville Rd. in Cedarville, all are welcome. On line condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St in Ilion. (July 3, 2010)

Louis Edward Sheffield IHS 1943, 83, of Ilion, New York passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Center in New Hartford, New York after a courageous battle with cancer. His loving family was by his side. He was born June 26, 1926 in Ilion, New York son of the late Frank and Anne Sheffield. Lou was a 1943 graduate of Ilion High School. Like many boys his age, in 1944 he entered active service for his country during World War II. Louis E. Sheffield He served the United States in the 3010th Army Air Force Base Unit and was stationed in Kingman, Arizona and Camp Bullis, Texas where he trained as a waist gunner in the B-17 Flying Fortress, a plane he loved throughout his entire life. In 1946, Private First Class Louis Edward Sheffield left the United States Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was honored with the American Campaign Medal as well as the World War II Victory Medal for service to his country. Afterwards he went on to Valparaiso Technical Institute in Valparaiso, Indiana and graduated in 1948 with a degree in Radio Engineering. On October 9, 1948, Louis was married to Donna McPherson in Ilion, New York at the Church of the Annunciation. This was the first great building block in what eventually would become the extended Sheffield family and a marriage lasting 61 years. Lou's career began at General Electric in 1948 in Syracuse and then in 1950 he did troubleshooting on the relatively new televisions at Bill's Radio & TV in Ilion. In 1955 he rejoined General Electric, this time in Utica where he remained for the next 34 years, retiring in 1989. Lou was responsible for the electrical designs of several different walkie talkies, radios and stereo clock radios while at GE. His hobbies included a passion for ham radio (as "K2LFL") golf, bowling, swing music (particularly Benny Goodman) and watching the New York Yankees on TV. Louis was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Anne Sheffield, his brother Frank, his sister Louise Young and a great granddaughter Lorrabelle DiMaria. He is survived by his greatly beloved wife of 61 years, Donna Maria Sheffield and his six treasured children and spouses - daughters Dalemarie & Frank DiMaria, Susan & Michael Zaccaria, and his sons Mark & Sonia Sheffield, Louis & Patricia Sheffield, Daniel & Sherry Sheffield and Matthew Sheffield. Lou and Donna were blessed with 14 grandchildren, Frank & Amy DiMaria, Carrie DiMaria, Catherine & Ben Hebert, Michael & Kim Zaccaria, Amy & Lou Diamond, Becky & Michael Knutson, Scott, Emily, Eric Sheffield, Elizabeth & Justin Tsuchida, Genevieve, Bernadette Dominique Sheffield, Gregory Sheffield and 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers-in-law who were very close to him - Vernon & Emily McPherson, Vaughn & Emily McPherson as well as lifelong friends Bill & Dorothy Slocum and Audrey Sorenson. Louis's family extend their most sincere appreciation to the attentive and dedicated nurses and staff at the Allen Calder Two west wing, Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Center, Dr. Kachare and the Ilion Fire Department for their efforts at the end of his life. Contributions may be made to the Ilion Fire Department and the American Cancer Society. Friends may call on Wednesday June 2, 2010 from 3-6pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. Ilion. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday June 3, 2010 at 10 am AT THE FUNERAL HOME, with Fr, Ronald Gagnon officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Herkimer. On line condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (July 3, 2010)

Todd Jeremy Pickett IHS 2004, 24 of Bell Hill Rd. passed away on Friday May 7, 2010 as a result of injuries from a motorcycle accident in the Ilion Gorge. Todd was born on September 25, 1985 in Ilion the son of the late Todd Hagan and Carol Pickett. He was a graduate of Ilion schools. Todd is survived by his mother Carol Platt and his sister Kayla Platt of Ilion, his step sister Alexa Travis of Ilion, his maternal grandparents Joseph and Delores Pickett of Ilion and Patricia Pansa of Yorkville, Paternal grandmother Joyce Rafferty of Ilion and maternal great grandfather Joseph Pickett of Ilion, his aunts Kathy Pickett and Linda Carpenter both of Ilion, Laura Dillon of Little Falls, Dawn Wheeler of Edgewater, FL, Tami Griffiths and Sherri Rowland both of W. Winfield and Briana Kelly, uncles Bill Carpenter of MD, Timothy Hagan of Ilion and Thomas Hagan of TX, cousins Stephanie and Landon Pickett, Taner Moss, Erica, Jennifer and Jake Carpenter, Tara Ball and Ethan Pansa, as well as several great aunts and uncles. Todd also leaves his special friends Chris Lansdall, Jon Fisher, Matt Comes and Lyndsay Lesniak. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday May 12, 2010 at 10 am in the Church of The Annunciation West St. in Ilion with Fr. Leo Potvin officiating assisted by Deacon James Bower, interment will follow in the Kinne Corners Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday May 11, 2010 from 5 to 8 pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. On line condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (July 3, 2010)

Arthur 'Butch' W. Hall IHS 1970, 58 of Rochester formerly of Ilion, passed away on Monday May 3, 2010 in Rochester. Art was born on May 26, 1951 in Herkimer the son of the late Arthur Hall and the former Mary Martin, he was a graduate of Ilion High School and attended SUNY Delhi. He was employed as a shipping supervisor for Kodak in Rochester. Art was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed working on his house and in his yard, he also enjoyed photography having once won an award through the OD for a photo of a polar bears. Art is survived by his Mother Mary Ludlow of Ilion, three brothers and sister in laws Lon and Becky of Albert Lea, MN, Kevin and Sharon of Rochester and Randy and Debra of Ilion, two sisters and brother in laws Rosemary and William Yaw and Diane and Mike Palinski all of Ilion, as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his step father Louis Ludlow. Funeral services for Art will be held on Saturday May 8, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion with The Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating, interment will follow in the Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion. Friends may call on Friday May 7, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent and a memorial candle lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (May 8, 2010)

Douglas J. Brewer IHS 1966, age 62, died on Friday, April 23, 2010, after a brief illness. He was born on January 26, 1948, in Ilion, New York, to Marge and the late John Brewer. He was a 1966 graduate of Ilion High School, where he earned four varsity letters: one each in football, wrestling, hockey and track. He was a 1968 Mohawk County Community College graduate. In 1973, Douglas received his masters degree from Utica College at the University of Syracuse. He then worked as the director of the Herkimer County Department of the Aging. In 1978, he became the Herkimer County Administrator and continued as such until 1990, when he became the Greene County Administrator, until his retirement in 2001. He was an avid fly fisherman and golfer. Douglas is survived by his wife, Carol Stevens. He is the beloved father of Derek (Kanni Bassey) Brewer and Devin (Richard) Rappa; and beloved grandfather of six grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Terry (Betty) Brewer; and his sister, Cindy (Ed) Myers. He is predeceased by his brother, Jack Brewer. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, Windham. A private service will be held at the familys convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Douglas memory to a charity of ones choice - www.DeckerFH.com. (April 25, 2010)

Mrs. Nancy (Rossi) A. Clark IHS 1965, age 62, of Tulip Drive, Ilion, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford. At the time of her passing, she was encircled by her loving husband and family. Nancy lived in the Adirondack Park (the North Country) for eleven years, before moving to Ilion, where she has resided for the past year. Nancy was born on June 15, 1947, in Ilion, a daughter of Frank B. and Martha (Salvaggio) Rossi. She attended Annunciation School and then graduated from Ilion High School with the Class of 1965. She then attended the University at Albany for one year, before enrolling at Herkimer County Community College and attaining an Associate's Degree. She was employed for many years with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Subsequently, she operated a medical transcription service from her home. On August 12, 1988, Nancy married Richard E. Clark in North Creek, NY. She is survived by her beloved husband, Richard; her parents, Frank B. and Martha Rossi, of Utica; a son, Bernard K. Cushman and his wife, Lorie, of Saranac Lake; a daughter, Laura L. Cushman, of Holualoa, Hawaii; also, a son, Richard E. Clark, II, and a daughter, Pricila Clark; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph F. Rossi, of Ilion; two sisters, Mary M. Caruso and her husband, Lee, of Frankfort, and Gloria M. Burdick and her husband, Darrell, of Mohawk; in-laws, Mary Clark, Nancy Clark, Anne Lemery and Jack Clark; along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She also leaves her loving friend, Joanne Sterling, and her beloved dog, 'Lil Skabooch'. Nancy was gifted with a great intelligence and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She had many good friends and everyone who knew her loved her dearly. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, April 23, 2010, from 5-8 p.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, between Ilion and Frankfort (894-8000). Her funeral will commence on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 9:15 a.m., with prayer at the funeral home. Procession will follow to Annunciation Church, Ilion, where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Saranac Lake, NY. Nancy's family would like to thank the doctors and nurses, especially Brad and Donna, at St. Luke's Healthcare for the care and compassion shown to Nancy and her family during this most difficult time. In lieu of floral offerings, kindly consider contributions in her memory to the American Diabetes Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home; envelopes will be available as well. To add to Nancy's online memorials, please visit our website at www.eneafamily.com on the Internet. The family is being served by Kevin E. Enea, Director. (April 25, 2010)

Karen Lee 'Meme' (Hunter) Ratcliffe IHS 1976, 51, of 25 Catherine St., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Faxton-St. Luke's Health Care in New Hartford. Karen was born on August 26, 1958, in Ilion, the daughter of the late Robert and Marilyn (Phillips) Hunter. She was a 1976 graduate of Ilion High School and, on April 6, 1978, she married Kenneth Ratcliffe; Ken passed away in 2009. Karen is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Nancy, of Ilion, and Robert and Nicole and Christopher and Tracy, all of Castile, NY; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Kim and Salvatore Francesco, of Little Falls, Robin Hunter and her daughter, Brittany, of Herkimer, Brenda and Lou Kneedham, of Rome, and Bridget and Mark Pratt, of Ilion; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Gloria Ratcliffe, of Cassville, Susan Ratcliffe, of W. Winfield, David and Sharon Ratcliffe, of W. Winfield, Mary and Rich Monahan, of Mohawk, Tim and Ann Ratcliffe, of Bridgewater, and Edward and Mary, of W. Winfield. Along with many special nieces, nephews and friends, Karen also leaves her very treasured granddaughters Alyson, Madison and Aubrey. Friends and family are invited to a reception to celebrate Karen's life on Monday April 19, 2010 from 5-8 p.m., at the Ilion Elks Lodge #1444. Funeral arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., in Ilion. Online condolences may be sent, and memorial candles lit, by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (April 25, 2010)

Robert S. Eddy IHS 1943 and 1946, 84, a lifelong Ilion resident, after a long illness, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford. Robert was born on May 1, 1925 in Ilion, a son of the late Vernon and Florence (Diehl) Eddy. He was educated in Ilion schools, and was scheduled to graduate with the class of 1943. He postponed his graduation to enlist in the Navy Seabees, serving in the Pacific Theatre for 2 years. After honorably serving his country during WW II, he returned and graduated from Ilion High School in 1946. During his tenure with the Navy, he was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon (2 Stars), the WW II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. On June 12, 1954, Robert married Carmel D. Barberio in St. Anthony's Church, Herkimer. Together, they enjoyed a loving union of nearly 56 years. Mr. Eddy was a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Simmonds Precision (Goodrich) of Norwich, designing aerospace components for jet engines. In fact, he and his team designed and built the alternator for the B-1-B Bomber. Prior to this, he was employed at UNIVAC, also as a Mechanical Engineer. Robert was a 70 year member of the Ilion Fish & Game Club, and at one time, was a Herkimer County Game Protector. Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Carmel; two sons: Mark R. and his wife Leslie (Steele) Eddy of Ilion, and Robert J. Eddy of Queens; sisters-in-law: Louise Eddy of Ilion and Carm Eddy of Frankfort; nephews: Dale Lewis and his wife Charlene of Ilion, and their children: Eric, Kevin and Ryan; and Ray Eddy and his wife Joelle, of Auburn; nieces: Connie Ingersoll and her husband Tim of Frankfort; and Joan Rudy and her husband Frank of Belleville, NJ; and many cousins especially Gene Saunders and his wife Cathy of Ilion. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Vernon and Florence Eddy; brothers: Vernon, Albert, and Lewis; sisters: Irene Thomes and Virginia Eddy; and his favorite brother-in-law, Francis D. Barberio. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 5-8 pm at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, between Ilion and Frankfort (894-8000). Robert's funeral will commence on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10 am with prayer at the funeral home. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Very Reverend Anthony Barratt, assisted by Deacon James Bower, at 10:30 am in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Frankfort. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow in Calvary Cemetery, W. German Street, Herkimer. Robert's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of St. Luke's One West for the comfort and care provided, to Dr. Christopher Max for his special care, and to all the drivers who helped get Carm back and forth to the hospital. In lieu of floral offerings, kindly consider contributions in Robert's memory to Catholic Charities or the Herkimer County Humane Society. Donations may be made at the funeral home; envelopes will be available, as well. To add to Robert's online memorials, please visit our website at www.eneafamily.com on the internet. (April 25, 2010)

Mrs. Ann E. (Palmer) Vivacqua IHS 1957, age 70, of West River Dr., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, April 17, 2010 in the comfort of her home after a courageous battle with cancer. At the time of her passing she had the comfort of her children by her side and the rosary being recited. She was born in Ilion on November 29, 1939, daughter of the late Elmer J. and M. Lillian (Brothers) Palmer and graduated from Ilion High School. She furthered her education and began following her dream of becoming a teacher attending Herkimer County Community college, Saratoga Empire State College, and finally Oneonta State University eventually obtaining her certification in elementary education. Her last professional employment was with Annunciation Catholic School as a 2nd grade teacher and served in the same capacity formerly with St. Mary's Academy in Little Falls. Ann was also employed as the first woman foreman for Remington Arms, Ilion. Her marriage to Fred Vivacqua took place in Annunciation Church, Ilion. He passed away November 12, 2008. Mrs. Vivacqua was a strong and faithful Catholic belonging to Annunciation Church, Ilion. Religion was very important to her. She was past regent for the Catholic Daughters. Survivors include her children: Donald Vivacqua and wife Lorraine of Falls Church, Virginia, Maryjo Pedersen and husband Tom of Ilion, Ritamarie Vivacqua of Ilion; sister: Mary Murphy and husband Bill of Ilion; in laws: Jeanne Marie Palmer of Rome and Juliann Palmer of Ilion; two adored grandchildren: Trinity Ann and Taylor Alexis; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by brothers: Richard B. Palmer and Michael H. Palmer and by a sister, Margaret. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., between Ilion and Frankfort on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. Mrs. Vivacqua's funeral will commence at 9:15 on Wed., April 21st from the funeral home where prayer will be offered and at 10 am from the Church of the Annunciation, West Street, Ilion where the Rev. Leo Potvin, will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will take place at a later date in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Members of the Catholic Daughters will conduct a service at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. The family offers their deepest gratitude to the staff of At Home Care and Hospice Care, Inc. for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of floral tributes, kindly consider contributions to Hospice Care, Inc; envelopes are available at the funeral home. The family is being served by Mrs. Vivacqua's former second grade student, Daniel J. Enea, funeral director. (April 25, 2010)

Cathryn (Pratt) Propheter IHS 1963, 65, of 1032 New Briton Ave. Rock Hill ,CT 06067 passed away Wednesday March 24, 2010 at Gaylord Rehabilitation, Wallingford, CT. with her family by her side after a long illness. Cathy was born March 19, 1945 in Louisville, KY. the daughter of Thomas and Gladys Anderson Pratt. Cathy was a graduate of Ilion High School and Potsdam Teachers College. She taught fifth grade for most of her career in Cromwell, CT. retiring five years ago. Cathy was a member of the Rocky Hill United Methodist Church where she served as organist and was also involved with the choir. She was the recipient of the "Teacher of Excellence Award " for the State of Connecticut. Cathy also enjoyed traveling. Cathy is survived by her husband Charles, two daughters Amy of Saco, ME. and Susan of W. Hartford, CT., her mother Gladys Pratt of Herkimer, a step son Chuck Propheter of Glastenbury, CT, a sister and brother in law Lorraine and Thomas Stubley of Cedar Lake, two nephews Ben and his wife Mary of Cedar Lake, Ted of Great Bend, N.Y. also a special great niece and nephew Morgan and Tommy Stubley. Cathy was predeceased by her father Thomas, and a brother Thomas. Funeral services will be Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM from the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill, CT. The family will receive friends from 9:00 am until the time of the service. Interment will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion, at a time to be announced. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be left at whiter-hendrix.com. (April 4, 2010)

Glendon L. 'Sandy' Kasarda IHS 1964, 64, of South Third Ave., passed away on Monday morning, March 22, 2010 peacefully in the comfort of his home, following a brief illness. He was born on April 20, 1945 in California, son of the late Francis X. Kasarda who passed away in 1988 and Marian (Farrington) Kasarda who resides in Ilion. He graduated with Ilion High School, 'Class of 1964' and also graduated from the Police Academy. On June 10, 1989 he was united in marriage with Linda Moore in the First Presbyterian Church, Ilion with the Rev. David Jones, officiating, celebrating 20 years of marriage in 2009. Mr. Kasarda entered into military service with the U.S. Airforce in 1964 and received an honorable discharge. He held the rank of Fuel Specialist and was stationed in Thailand. He was last employed with Craneville Concrete, Utica. From 1970-1980, Mr. Kasarda served the village of Ilion as a police officer with the Police Department. He also held two terms as a trustee with the village and belonged to the Ilion Republican Committee. Mr. Kasarda was a simple man who led a wonderful life. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his wife: Linda of Ilion; his mother, Marian also of Ilion; two daughters: Cindy Innella of Pennsylvania and Suzy McGraw and husband Shawn of Ilion; three stepchildren: Robert Huffman and fiancé Danielle of Ilion, Russell Huffman of Ilion and William Huffman also of Ilion; his sister: Kim Maley and husband Lee of Ilion; a brother: Edward Kasarda and wife Mary Kay of Newport; his grandchildren: Kyle, Ryan, Colin, Nicole, Jocelyn, Emma, Drew and a special grandchild, Braidin; many nieces and nephews including his godson, Christopher Maley of Ilion; an uncle: Ron Farrington of Herkimer; inlaws: Donald Ligoski of Mohawk, Joe Moore and wife Terri of Ilion, and Ellen Eysaman and husband Tom also of Ilion. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis and by his mother in law, Anita Ligoski. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, between Ilion and Frankfort, 894-8000 on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. and also invited to attend his funeral service commencing at 11 am on Thursday, March 25th from the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Victor W. McCusick of the First Presbyterian Church, Ilion, officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Kindly consider memorial offerings in his name to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Kidney Foundation; envelopes are available at the Enea Family Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the entire dialysis team in Herkimer who took wonderful and compassionate care of Glendon and his family. The family is being cared for by funeral director, Daniel J. Enea. (April 4, 2010)

Denise M. (Griffin) Medina IHS Alumnus, 49 of Second Avenue, Extension,entered into eternal rest suddenly on Saturday morning, February 13,2010 in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica. At the time of herpassing, she had the love and support of her family by her side. She was born in Ilion on March 13, 1959, daughter of the late Alice(Fink) Griffin and Leo Griffin, Sr., of Utica and graduated from IlionHigh School. On March 2, 1980 she was united in marriage with JohnJoseph Medina in New Jersey, a union of 29 years. She was last employedwith Wilcor International, Schuyler. Survivors include her beloved family; her husband John of Frankfort; herfather, Leo of Utica; three daughters: Michele Medina, Christine Medinaand Jessica Medina all of Frankfort; a brother: Leo Griffin also ofFrankfort; a sister: Brenda Craine of Maine; a cherished granddaughter:Jasmine Marie Medina; and many nieces. She was preceded in death by asister, Linda Doolen. Denise was an innate caregiver, always concerned for the well-being ofher family members; she dedicated herself unselfishly to the task oftending to the needs of her loved ones. Her close and lovingrelationships with her family with whom she adored and appreciatedprovided her with much joy and pride. She loved to be outdoors andtaking part in activities such as cookouts and tending to flowers. Inher leisure time she loved crossword puzzles, playing bingo and cards. The family will be present at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 AcmeRd., town of Frankfort, to receive relatives and friends on Tuesday,February 16, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. Her funeral will commence at theconclusion of calling hours (7 pm) on Tuesday from the chapel of thefuneral home with Pastor Jack Cogar officiating. She will be laid torest in the spring at Mt. View Memorial Gardens, town of Little Falls.The family is being cared for by Daniel J. Enea, funeral director. (March 1, 2010)

Carol Sue Adams, IHS 1964, 63 of Rand St. entered into eternal rest on Friday February 5,2010 at St. Luke's Hospital with her family at her side. She was born on April 12, 1946 in Ilion; daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Kamp) Adams. She worked as a Mental Hygiene Therapy Aide at Marcy Psychiatric Center. She graduated from Oneonta Teachers College with a Bachelors Degree. She taught briefly in the Little Falls School District. Carol Sue enjoyed the outdoors; especially nature, hiking and birds, She loved the ocean. She loved music; especially the Beatles. Her cat Goosie meant the world to her. Survivors include her life partner of 25 years Debra Kraeger of Ilion; her sisters Nancy Adams Pitluga of Ilion and Mary White and her husband James of Ilion; her brother Richard E. Adams and his wife Nancy of Jensen Beach, FL and her nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of 3 East at St. Luke?s Hospital for the wonderful care they gave her. They would also like to thank Dr. Emile Wassel and Dr. Yekaterina Kashtanova. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, February 8,2010 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd. Ilion, NY. Her burial will take place in the spring at Armory Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Carol Sue's name to Ilion Ambulance Committee. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home. (December 18, 2014)

David R. 'Peewee' Lozo IHS 1964, age 63, of Ilion, passed away in Mohawk Valley Health Care on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. David was born in Ilion on August 12, 1946, a son of the late David R. and Florence (Blaise) Lozo. He was educated in Ilion schools, graduating with the class of 1964. He was last employed at Motronics in Little Falls. David is survived by his son: Todd Lozo and his wife Theresa of Ilion; daughters: Tracy Loomis and her husband Kevin of Chandler, AZ, and Melissa Burns and her husband Jon of Mohawk; a brother: Bill Lozo and his wife Mary of NJ; a sister: Beverly Sweeney and her companion Tom Matthews of Ilion; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; his uncle: Gene Blaise and his wife Ruth of Herkimer; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 5-7 PM at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, between Ilion and Frankfort (894-8000). His funeral will be conducted by Deacon James Bower at the conclusion of calling hours, also at the funeral home. David will be interred in the spring at Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. In lieu of floral offerings, kindly consider donations in David's memory to Mohawk Valley Health Care, 99 Sixth Avenue, Ilion, NY 13357. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. David's family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Mohawk Valley Health Care for the kindness, love and care given to David during his stay. To add to David's online memorials, please visit our website at www.eneafamily.com on the internet. (Feb 3, 2010)

Harriett (Rockwell) Fitzer IHS 1936, age 90, of 134 Fitzer Dr. passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2010 at Faxton-St. Luke's Health Care. Harriett was born on April 24, 1919 in Ilion the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Marguerite (Jess) Rockwell. She was educated in Ilion schools and on June 28, 1942 she married John K. Fitzer he passed away on February 20, 1989. Harriett was employed as an Avon Lady in Ilion for over fifty years and was also President of Fitzer Homes Inc. in Ilion. She was a member of the Church of The Annunciation in Ilion, Catholic Daughters Court St. Bridget serving as Past Regent and State District Deputy; she was also a Eucharistic minister. Harriet was also active in the Annunciation School, the Ilion Council of Catholic Women serving as past President. She was also a member of Mohawk Valley Business Women. Harriett was always the happiest when surrounded by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Harriet is survived by two sons Jack and his wife Lynn Fitzer of Ilion and James Fitzer of Utica. A daughter Mary and her husband Steve Morse of Ilion a daughter in law Joann of Ilion. Her grandchildren; Tracy Casanova, Michael (Carole) Fitzer, Kathryn Morse, Jacqueline (Christopher) Bray, Jill (Andrew) Schrader, and Johnathan Morse. Her 12 great grandchildren; Andrew and Paige Fitzer; Jacob, Bailey, Marguerite and baby girl Bray born on January 13, 2010; Mattea and Will Schrader; April, Amber, Carli and Bree Casanova. Special nephew Wayne Darling and cousin Sam Jess. She was pre deceased by a brother Joseph Rockwell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday January 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm at the Church of The Annunciation in Ilion. The Very Rev. Anthony Barratt and Deacon James Bower will officiate. Friends may call on Friday January 15, 2010 from 4-7 pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Mt. Oliviet Cemetery in Whitesboro. Friends are asked to consider memorial donations to either the Ilion-Frankfort Food Bank or the Ilion Ambulance; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Jan 18, 2010)

 

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