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Donald V. Pearson IHS 1949, 80 of Ilion, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 22, 2011 at Mohawk Valley Health Care in Ilion. Don was born on May 10, 1931 in Binghamton the son of the Late Carl and Marie (Leach) Pearson, he was a graduate of Ilion Schools. On August 9, 1952 Don married the former Shirley Steiner in Ilion. Don served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Following his service he joined the NY State Police, retiring as Sr. Investigator. Don was then employed as Security Supervisor at Remington Arms for 12years until becoming the Village of Ilion Justice for 20 years. Don was a member of the Ilion United Methodist Church and the American Legion. Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley; two sons Douglas and his wife Ruth of Ilion and Dale of Utica; a daughter Cynthia and her husband David Garrett of Barneveld; his grandchildren Danielle, Nathan, Kalynn, Amanda and Jessica and a great grandchild Althea; brother in law Warren and his wife Delores Steiner of Mohawk; nieces Barbara and her husband Kevin Davis of Scotland, Judith Hendrix of Jacksonville, NC, Patricia Hendrix and Dennis Wright of Ilion, Diane and her husband Talbot Bala of Herkimer and Ida and her husband Chad Dickinson of Okinawa. He was predeceased by his sisters Audrey Hendrix and Arlene Pearson. Funeral services for Don will be held on Monday December 26, 2011 at 6pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. Rev. Robert Wollaber will officiate. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery, at a later date. Friends may call on Monday December 26, 2011 from 3pm until the time of the funeral. Don's family wish to thank the 2nd and 4th floor staff at Mohawk Valley Health Care, the 6th floor staff at Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital and the Ilion Ambulance for the care given Don during his illness. Friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to either the Ilion Ambulance fund or the NYSP Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Dec 26, 2011)

Mary C. (McKenna) Greenfield IHS 1941, age 87, of 188 Prospect Ave., Ilion, died on Monday, December 19, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica. She was born on February 17, 1924, in Ilion, the daughter of James and Julia (McCoy) McKenna, and was a 1941 graduate of Ilion High School. On October 9, 1954, she was married to Vincent S. 'Vince' Greenfield at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion. He passed away on October 23, 1999. Mrs. Greenfield was a member of the Church of the Annunciation. In her early years, she worked in the Dietary Dept. at Ilion High School. She later was employed in the Powder Metal Dept. at Remington Arms Co., Ilion, for six years. Mary was a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother. At one time, she enjoyed reading and sewing. Her life was centered around her beloved family. Also, she was an avid N.E. Patriots fan and loved Tom Brady. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Vivian Greenfield, of Ilion; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia 'Pat' and Gerald Leary, of ME; five cherished grandchildren, Megan, Sam and Paul Greenfield, of Ilion, and Lauren Twomey and McKayla Leary, of ME; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, John and Nira McKenna, of New Hartford, and Edward and Dorothy McKenna, of Mohawk; one sister, Joann Joy, of Ilion; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Richard Greenfield, of Herkimer, Eleanor Greenfield, of GA, and Marilyn Dolye, of New Hartford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents. Funeral services will be held 9:15 a.m., Thursday, December 22, 2011, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, NY, and 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Anthony Barratt, Pastor, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, N. Ilion. Calling hours are Wednesday, December 21, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Ilion Ambulance Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Greenfield family has entrusted all funeral and burial arrangements to their family Funeral Director, Don Applegate. (Dec 23, 2011)

Ronald Farrington IHS Alumnus was 98 years young when he passed away on December 18, 2011 with his family at his bedside at Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. Ronald was born on July 29, 1913 in Ilion, NY. He graduated from Ilion High School, and majored in Accounting at Syracuse University. Ronald was employed for 43 years with the Remington Arms Company of Ilion. He started his career as a Production Time Clerk and retired in 1978 as the Company's Accounting Manager. Ronald was a lifetime member of the Ilion United Methodist Church, and also a member of the Syracuse University Alumni Association. Ronald was a dedicated family man who deeply loved and always made his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren his primary concern; in return, Ronald's family was very devoted to him. He was an enthusiastic college athletics sports fan, especially of Syracuse University. Ronald was predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years, Martha Farrington (Burrows), his parents Ida (Crossett) and Wilbur Farrington, and this spring by his dear sister Marion Kasarda. Ronald is survived by a special friend, Catherine Ferguson of Ilion, by his daughter and husband Sally and Robert Reardon of Mohawk, his son and wife Ronald and Anne Farrington, Jr. of Ilion, his granddaughter and husband Robin and Ron Mihlbauer of Sharpsburg, GA, his granddaughter and husband Lisa and Peter Korce of Cypress, TX, his granddaughter and husband Beth and Ross Iddings of McDonough, GA, his granddaughter and husband Judith and David Jones of Watertown, MA, his grandson Ken Higgins of Boonville, his grandson and wife Paul and Sue Farrington of Ocoee, FL, his granddaughter and husband Eve Farrington-Yen and Sam Yen of Los Altos, CA, his niece and husband Kim and Lee Maley of Ilion, and his nephew and wife Edward and Mary Kay Kasarda of Cold Brook. Ronald was blessed with twelve wonderful great grandchildren who brought him great joy. The family wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to the staff of Bassett Hospital for the outstanding care and compassion shown during Ronald's illness and passing. A service honoring Ronald will be held on Thursday December 22, 2011 at 1pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. Rev. Robert Wollaber will officiate and interment will be in the Church St. Cemetery in Little Falls. Friends may call on Thursday from Noon until the time of the funeral. On line condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Dec 23, 2011)

Katherine 'Katie' M. LaPoint-Wildey-Blake IHS Alumnus, age 77, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica, following a brief illness. Born in Ilion on April 22, 1934 to Emanuel 'Bob' and Helen (VanLare) LaPoint, Katie was raised in North Ilion, and although she lived in Florida for several years, she eventually moved back to North Ilion, the only place that felt like home, residing on the LaPoint family property until her death. Katie was a graduate of Annunciation School in Ilion, where she developed a lifelong friendship with her personal angel, Sister Mary Celine O'Brien. She truly treasured Sister Celine. Katie also attended Ilion High School. In August of 1951 Katie was married to James L. Wildey in Ilion. Mr. Wildey passed away on August 28, 1966, leaving Katie with the task of raising their five children, which she did admirably. On November 28, 1983 Katie was joined in marriage with Garrett 'Garry' Blake. We, her children, would like to thank Garry for taking good care of our little tiny Mom, and being so devoted to her until the end. Katie's first job was answering phones and driving taxi for her father's business, Bob's Taxi. She was proud to have spent 42 years tending bar throughout the valley. She worked at Chuck's Grill and Crossway's in Ilion, the VFW in Herkimer, and the Polish Club in Herkimer. In the 1980's, Katie owned her own businesses, Katie's Kitchen in Ilion, and Katie's Place, Bar & Grill on Route 5 in Frankfort. Family and friends enjoy many wonderful memories from our times at Katie's Place. Katie's most recent employment was at the Ilion VFW, Acme Road, in Ilion, where she enjoyed serving and visiting with her many wonderful friends. She was well known for her fabulous home cooking, and enjoyed putting on fund raiser dinners for the VFW. She retired from the Ilion VFW in 2008. She was proud to be a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. In her heyday, Katie was an excellent pool shooter, taking great pleasure in being able to beat the guys she played with. Katie missed her mother and brother, Danny, desperately, and we're happy they're reunited now. Katie is survived by her loving husband, Garry, her devoted children, Cathy Ingraham, James Wildey and wife Priscilla, Jeffrey Wildey and wife Kathy, Mary Tubia and husband James, Lisa Stefanec and Brian Blake, 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, her sister, Helen Scanlon and husband James, and brother Richard and wife Mary, sisters-in-law, Joyce and Connie, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives, special friends, Bruce and Claudette Williams, and too many friends to count. Katie was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Daniel, and grandson, James. Our mother was a tiny woman, but to us, she was larger than life 74 pounds of dynamite, loaded with spunk and sass. She was well respected by all, and will be greatly missed. Thank you so much to the wonderful nurses in the ICU at St. Elizabeth's, Courtney and John. Your compassion, caring, and professionalism were invaluable to us, and you are both a credit to your profession. We'll never forget you. May God bless you always. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 12 - 2 pm at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion (town of Frankfort). Her funeral service conducted by James Cogar, Chaplain of the Ilion VFW, will follow at 2 pm, also at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in St. Agnes Cemetery, N. Ilion. The Ilion VFW Ladies Auxiliary will meet at the funeral home at 1 pm to conduct their service. The family is being served by Edward J. Kwiecinski, Funeral Director. To add to Katie's online memorials, please visit our website at www.eneafamily.com. (Dec 23, 2011)

Barbara (Foppes) Chesebrough IHS 1943, 86 formerly of 16 Concord Street Ilion, passed away Monday November 7, 2011 at Mohawk Valley Health Care, Ilion. Barb was born September 15, 1925 in Herkimer the daughter of the late John and Sara Bateman Foppes, and received her education in the Ilion School System and Utica School of Commerce. On August 10, 1946 she was united in marriage to David F. Chesebrough in Ilion, Dave passed away September 20, 1990. Barb was employed as an Accounting Supervisor with Mohawk Data Sciences in Herkimer until her retirement several years ago. Barb was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ilion, a charter member of Ilion Triangle, and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 82 in Ilion. Barb is survived by a son David of Virginia, three daughters and their spouses Debra and Raymond Egland of Ilion, Denise McGraw of Ilion, Barbara and Jeffrey Kotary of Little Falls, and nine grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a graveside services to be held on Saturday November 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Armory Hill Cemetery Ilion with Rev. Victor McKusick officiating. In keeping with Barb's wishes there are no calling hours. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Herkimer County Humane Society PO Box 73 Mohawk , New York 13407 or the American Cancer Herkimer/Oneida Branch Office 100 Lomond Court Utica, New York 13502 in Barb's memory. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego Street Ilion. To light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix,com (Dec 23, 2011)

Virginia E. Coroniti IHS Faculty, 69, of 8 W. Montgomery St., passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 in St. Luke's Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ilion on October 17, 1942, the daughter of the late August and Loretta Panaro Oliver. She attended Frankfort schools and graduated from Frankfort-Schuyler High School with the class of 1960. Virginia later attended and received her Bachelor's Degree from LeMoyne College in 1964 with her degree in French and with her Master's Degree in Reading from SUNY Cortland. She was married to Joseph J. Coroniti on August 8, 1964 in St. Mary's Church, Frankfort. Mr. Coroniti passed away on March 14, 1993. Mrs. Coroniti was a 9th grade Teacher for Ilion Central School for many years until her retirement in 2004. She was a communicant of the Church of the Annunciation where she served as a greeter and was a member of the Catholic Daughters. Virginia is survived by one daughter and son in law, Mary Elizabeth and Mark Wychowski of Penfield; one son, John Coroniti and his fiance, Bethany Saxton of Washington, NJ; one brother, Robert Oliver of Frankfort; her son in law, Tim McLaughlin of Penfield; her beloved grandchildren, Lauren Wychowski, Erin McLaughlin and Matthew McLaughlin as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter, Gina McLaughlin on October 29, 2004. Her funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 PM from the V. J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, and at 2:00 PM in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church will be celebrated by the V.Rev. Anthony Barratt and assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 4-8 at the V. J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Virginia's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Nurses and staff of St. Luke's Memorial Hospital CCU and the Mohawk Valley Health Care Center for the wonderful care and compassion shown to her during her illness and passing. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Virginia's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502-5949 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Virginia's online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com (Dec 17, 2011)

Mary Ella Sickler IHS Alumnus, 90 of 435 North Bellinger Street, Herkimer, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica. She was born March 26, 1921 in Utica the daughter of the late Jay Earl and Mabel Penner Sickler and was a 1939 graduate of Ilion High School. Mary Ella was employed as a tester at UNIVAC and later as a clerk with Chicago Pneumatic in Utica retiring several years ago. Mary Ella was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ilion, and was a Sunday School teacher and served as the Superintendent for Sunday School for over 60 years retiring in 2003, she also served on various church boards, and was a member of the Violet Rebeccah Lodge in Ilion and past District Deputy of the Rebeccah's, she also served for many years as secretary of Mt. View Memorial Gardens, Little Falls. Mary Ella is survived by a brother J. Earl Sickler of Norway, NY, a nephew David Sickler and several great and great great nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mary Ella will be held on Thursday December 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego Street Ilion, with the Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery Whitesboro. Friends may call from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Thursday December 15, 2011 at the funeral home. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the First United Methodist Church Second Street Ilion, NY 13357 in Mary Ella's memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To light a candle please goes the www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Dec 15, 2011)

William H. Clements IHS 1955, 74 of N. Third Ave in Ilion, passed away on Saturday December 10, 2011 at Mohawk Valley Health Care in Ilion with his family by his side following a long illness. Bill was born on May 26, 1937 in Mohawk the son of the late Harold and Ruth (Brewer) Clements. He was educated in Ilion graduating in 1955. Bill began his career at Remington Arms following high school and held many positions in drafting and production supervisory capacities; he retired as a supervisor in 1992 after 35 years of dedicated service. In 1957 he married the former Marie E. Bongiorno who passed away in 1974. On November 1, 1975 he married the former Eleanor Schrader. Bill was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Herkimer. He was an avid and accomplished gardener and woodworker who loved his country and was very patriotic. He made many pieces of furniture in his home and cribs for his grandchildren until his health prevented him from pursuing this passion. Bill is a former member of the Ilion Fish and Game Club, the Jay Cees and the Ilion Winter Club. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family and had a love of the outdoors. He received much joy from his grandchildren who will dearly miss their "poppa," and most recently met and welcomed his great grandson into the family at Thanksgiving. Bill was also an avid historian and read widely about the history of the Mohawk Valley as well as conducted extensive research on his family's history, which culminated in a volume he compiled for his children so they would know about their roots. Bill is survived by his wife Eleanor; three sons William II and his wife Nancy of Northfield VT, Jon and his wife Amy of Ilion and Chris and his wife Tracy of Newport VT; a daughter Yvonne Winter of Mohawk; his grandchildren Briana Howard and her husband Eric of Milford NH, Alaina Clements of Montpellier VT, Sophia Clements of Newport VT, Amanda Clements of Mohawk, Bryce Jewell of Ilion, Lisa Clements and John Clements both of Ilion; and a great grandchild Ethan Howard of Milford NH. He is also survived by his sister Janet Clements of Utica, brother and sister-in-laws Donald and Kathy Schrader of Herkimer, Uncle Russell Brewer of Middleville, and Aunts Shirley Danielak of Ilion and Pearl Hoke of Clinton, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Marie Clements, his brother-in-law Wayne "Butch" Schrader and sister-in-law Linda Schrader. The family would like to thank Dr. Goodman for many years of exceptional care, the sixth floor staff of St.Luke's hospital for their kind care, and staff of the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home where Bill felt at home in his final weeks. The funeral service for Bill will be held on Tuesday December 13, 2011 at 11am in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Herkimer with Pastor Ann Zimmerman officiating, interment will follow in the Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion. Friends may call TODAY from 4-7pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church; envelopes are available at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Dec 15, 2011)

Lois M. (Bunce) Firsching IHS 1950, 80, of Deerfield, passed away November 30, 2011, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. She was born November 4, 1931, in Ilion, the daughter of Irving and Mabel Rice Bunce. Lois was a graduate of Ilion High School and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, class of 1954. She married Joseph A. Firsching, III, on February 5, 1955, in St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford. Lois gave up her nursing career to dedicate herself to her family. As a housewife and mother, she was active in supporting all of her children's activities as well as being a member of the PTA and many booster clubs. Mrs. Firsching was active in local politics and was a member of the Deerfield Republican Club. She is survived by her three children, Joyce Firsching Wirth and husband, Mark, of VA, Joseph A. Firsching, IV, of Utica, and Joanne E. Firsching Phelps and husband, Steven, of Deerfield; two grandchildren, Emma and Adam Phelps; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and her siblings, Louis Baum, Ruamy Spraker, Neil Baum, and twin brother, Glenn Bunce. Memorial services will be Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main Street, Whitesboro. Calling hours are Tuesday (today) from 4:00-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to a charity very dear to Lois, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at: www.dfwefh.com. (Dec 26, 2011)

Florence C. (McCoy) Richards IHS Alumnus, formerly of 66 W. Clark St., Ilion, passed away on Nov. 27, 2011, in Plattsburgh. She was born on Aug. 29, 1913, in Mohawk, the daughter of Albert and Grace Jones McCoy, and was educated in Ilion schools. On Oct. 16, 1937, she was married to Robert E. Richards in Utica. Over the years, Florence was employed by the Remington Typewriter Co., W.T. Grant Co., Ilion Central School and was retired from Mutual Distributors. She was a parishioner of the Church of the Annunciation. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Robert Scully, of Plattsburgh, and Mary and James Hoy, II, of Tallahassee, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Richards, of Ilion; eight grandchildren, Kathleen (Joseph) Roberts, of Frankfort, Karen (Joseph) Franco, of Mohawk, Elizabeth Richards, of Ilion, Robert A. Richards, of Ilion, Kerry (John) Halstead, of Waco, Texas, David Scully and fiancee, Jenny Kelton, of Plattsburgh, Eileen Netti, of Tallahassee, Fla., James Hoy, III, of Jacksonville, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Joshua and Kailee Roberts, Derek and Anthony Franco and Jaiden Scully; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Florence was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Richards, in 1970; her son, Robert I. Richards, in 1995; five sisters, Rose McCoy, Gladys Capes, Grace Stephens, Charlotte Sweet and Edna DeForrest; two nieces, Patricia Hight and Charlene Morgan; and one nephew, Albert DeForrest. In keeping with Florence's wishes, there will be no calling hours. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Annunciation on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at 10 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Anthony Barratt, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ilion Ambulance Fund, Central Fire Station, Ilion. Envelopes will be available at church. Arrangements are with Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Online condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Dec 4, 2011)

David E. Lonis IHS 1939, age 88, of 113 Elm St., Ilion, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at The Veterans Administration Medical Center, Syracuse. David was born on January 26, 1923 in Frankfort, a son of the late David N. and Eva (Gay) Lonis. He was educated in Constableville schools. On March 11, 1943, he married Betty Frankish in Ilion, and together they enjoyed sixty-eight wonderful years until Betty's passing on September 28 of this year. He was employed by Remington Arms, Ilion. David was a longtime member of the Ilion Elks Club. Mr. Lonis was a veteran of the United States Navy, and served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theatre on a destroyer escort named the USS Charles E. Brannon. His medals included the Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Campaign Medal. David loved cars and animals, but his special times were spent gardening with his beloved Betty and family. Survivors include two sons, David N., of Utica, and Mark E., of Ilion; five grandchildren, Kelly L. Lonis and Dana Alberico, of Syracuse, David J. Lonis, of Washington, DC, Ryan M. Lonis and fiance, Hillary J. Bard, of Utica, Stephanie Lonis, of Florida, and Michael Lonis, of Florida; and two great-grandchildren, Maddox and Jeslyn. He also leaves his special friends, Larry, Phyllis, and Chad Murphy, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Lonis was predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend, Betty; a son, John 'Jack' and five sisters, Izatta Fifield, Verna Plunkett, Frances Wood, Thelma Braun, and Bertha Macomber. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, on Friday, November 4, 2011, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Rev. John Bassett, Rector of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Ilion, officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, November 4, 2011, from 11 am to 12 Noon, prior to the funeral home service. David's fellow Elks will gather at the funeral home at 11:15 am to conduct their ritualistic service. In lieu of floral offerings, kindly consider a contribution in David's memory to the Herkimer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 73, Mohawk, NY 13407. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The family is being cared for by Kevin E. Enea, Funeral Director. To add to Mr. Lonis' online memorials, please visit our website at www.eneafamily.com on the internet. (Nov 7, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Robert Arhur Bishton IHS 1940 October 25, 2011 - Robert was born in Ilion, New York on December 31, 1922, the son of Frederick Bishton and Helena A. Bagans. A member of the National Honor Society, he was graduated from Ilion High School in 1940. A graduate of the University of Maryland, where he met and married his wife of 48 years, Jane Plitt, he was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the Omicron Delta Kappa honorary leadership fraternity. He then served in the Navy until the end of WWII. He entered Georgetown University Graduate School to obtain a Master's Degree in International Relations and Political Science. He received his appointment as a diplomat in the Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State, in 1948 and began his career living in Dublin, Ireland and Bangkok, Thailand. After spending a year at Cornell University to become a Southeast Asia area and Indonesian Language Specialist, he was assigned to the American Consulate in Surabaja, Indonesia and as Consul to the Portuguese colony in Timor. He later also served as Political Officer and Indonesian Language Officer in Djakarta. In 1959 Robert was transferred to Rotterdam, Netherlands as Consul to administer a refugee program of Indonesian-Dutch refugees from Indonesia. He was then assigned for two years in Washington, DC to the Office of Special Consular Services and Liaison Officer with the National Military Command Center, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1967 he was asked to go to Saigon, Viet-Nam as 25/2011 Consul General. In 1969 he was transferred as Consul General to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in 1975 as Consul General to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Fluent in the Indonesian, French, Spanish and Dutch languages, Robert retired from the Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps in 1980 with the rank of Minister Counselor and Consul General after 36 years of credible government service to Albany Georgia. Mr. Bishton is survived by his five children, Patricia J. Swanson of Phoenix, MD, Sandra B. Stevens of McLean, VA, Robert J. Bishton of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, Michael P. Bishton of Bethesda, MD and David L. Bishton of Peachtree City, GA; his brother, James L. Bishton of Onalaska, WI; his grandchildren, Cassandra, Ross, Jennifer, Tyler and Robert D., Harrison; and great-grandchildren, Evan, Alexis, Ella and Hailey. A viewing will be held at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington Street in Alexandria on Saturday, October 29 from 2 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria on Sunday, October 30 at 1 p.m. He will be interred at Rock Creek Cemetery on Monday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to The and Smile Train. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to The and Smile Train. (Nov 14, 2011)

Pauline (Ennis) Lauer IHS Alumnus, 90, formerly of 515 Park Ave., passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Valley Health Services, Herkimer. Pauline was born February 23, 1921 in Ilion the daughter of the late Earl and Grace Luther Ennis and was educated in the Ilion School District. On June 12, 1948 Pauline was united in marriage with Arthur Lauer in Ilion, Mr. Lauer passed away March 29, 1971. Pauline was employed in the cafeteria in the Ilion Central Schools for several years prior to her retirement she also worked at the Ilion Fish Market and during WW2 Pauline was employed with Remington Arms in Ilion. Pauline was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ilion, a Deacon of the church and former Sunday School Teacher, a former Girl Scout Leader and past president of the East Frankfort PTO for over 10 years. Pauline's mission for the church was sending cards to those who were in need of them. Pauline is survived by two daughters and sons in law Gail and Peter Polus of Herkimer, Gwen and Bill Gahan of Ilion, a sister in law Paula Fury of Tuscon, AZ, a special niece Paula Burns of Palm Coast FL, five grandchildren Peter and Shaula Polus, Chad and Jennifer Polus, Heather and Mark Mosney, Garrett Conroy and fiance Tricia Paugh, and Kayla Conroy and special friend Kevin Kininke, nine great grandchildren Alex and Justin Swieton, Zackary, Nathaniel, Abigal, and Jillan Polus, Meira and Peter Mosney, Maxwell Polus, Zackary Zaborek, and Brody Garrett Conroy, also several nephews. Pauline was predeceased by a son Glenn A, Lauer in 1965 and her brother Carlton Ennis. Funeral services for Mrs. Lauer will be held on Thursday October 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM in the First Presbyterian Church Morgan Street Ilion with Rev Victor Mc Kusick officiating. Interment will follow in the Armory Hill Cemetery Ilion. Friends may call on Wednesday October 19, 2011 from 5:00 -7:00 PM at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego Street Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the First Presbyterian Church or the Herkimer County Humane Society in Pauline's memory, envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church. To light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Nov 7, 2011)

Harold E. Bruce Jr. IHS Alumnus, age 38, of W. Main St. entered into eternal rest on October 1, 2011 at Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital in New Hartford. He was born on November 14, 1972, in Ilion, son of Harold E. and Donna (Paquette) Bruce. He graduated from Ilion Schools and at one time was 3rd Key manager at Dollar General in Ilion. Harold enjoyed fishing and watching Football, Wrestling and NASCAR on TV. He spent a lot of his time doing volunteer work at the Herkimer County Fair. Survivors include his mother: Donna Bruce, his 2 sisters: Flora Bruce and Mary Bruce and his 4 nieces: Sarah, Krista, Rachael and Destiny. He was predeceased by his father Harold and by his sister Tammy. The family will welcome relatives and friends from 9am-10:30am on Thursday October 6, 2011 at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd. Ilion, NY. A religious service will follow calling hours at 10:30am with Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Procession will follow to Armory Hill Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. To offer an online message of sympathy please go to www.applegateandday.com. The family is being cared for by John P. Lewandowski, Funeral Director. (Oct 13, 2011)

Betty F. (Frankish) Lonis IHS Alumnus, age 90, of 113 Elm St., Ilion, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at St Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, after a long illness, with her family by her side. She was born on March 9, 1921, in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of Leon C. and Frances (Getman) Frankish, and was a graduate of Ilion High School. On March 11, 1943, she was married to David E. Lonis, in Ilion, and they spent sixty-eight wonderful years together. Mrs. Lonis was a clerk employed at the Ilion Water Dept. for over twenty years. She enjoyed her numerous gardens over the years. Survivors include her husband, David E.; two sons, David N., of Utica, and Mark E., of Ilion; five grandchildren, Kelly L. Lonis and Dana Alberico, of Syracuse, David J. Lonis, of Washington, DC, Ryan M. Lonis and fiancee, Hillary J. Bard, of Utica, Stephanie Lonis, of Florida, and Michael Lonis, of Florida; two great-grandchildren, Maddox and Jeslyn; and best lifelong friends, Florence Baker and Judy Steele. She was predeceased by her son, John 'Jack' Lonis. Funeral services will be held 12 noon, Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Rev. John Bassett, Rector of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Ilion, officiating. Interment will be at Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Calling hours are Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, prior to the funeral home service. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Herkimer County Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home. The Lonis family has entrusted all funeral arrangements and supervision to Funeral Director, Don Applegate. (Oct 13, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Howard D. 'Toby' Fink IHS 1959, age 72 of Pleasant Avenue passed away peacefully on Thursday morning September 22, 2011 in his home after a short illness. He was born on March 13, 1939 in the town of Warren, son of the late John D. and Bertha Helmer Fink. A lifelong area resident he was raised in Ilion and graduated from Ilion High School with the class of '1959'. Toby was blessed when he met a young lady by the name of Mary Frescatore at a friend's wedding. On November 8, 1963 they were united in marriage in the First Baptist Church, Ilion and in 1971 they moved from Frankfort to Ilion, where they have resided since. For thirty-four years Mr. Fink worked as an assembler for the Remington Arms Company in Ilion. He retired in 1997. Toby had a strong belief in God and was a member of the Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church in Herkimer. In his leisure time he was a chess player, an avid reader and found a special interest in reading old history books and his bible. He was an accomplished fly fisherman and particularly enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren. Mr. Fink will always be remembered as a loving, caring and wise gentleman. He was a strong willed man and any conversation with him was straight and to the point, but you always felt a warmth and friendship whenever you were with him. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family, especially his cherished grandchildren and great grandchild. Surviving him are his devoted wife of forty-seven years Mary, a daughter, Mary Cross of Little Falls, one brother, Raymond Fink of Flint, MI, a sister Pearl Kimble of Rome, five grandchildren, Rachael Cross and Michael Cross both of Utica, Kayla Cross, Andrew Cross and Stephen Cross all of Little Falls, one great-granddaughter, JaeLynn Brown of Utica, Several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend Nancy Burton. Beside his parents he was preceded in death by his son Roy Scott Vernum, a brother, John 'Roy' Fink, five sisters' Florence Crewell, Regina Evans, Marjorie Evans, Alice Griffin and Evelyn Kimble. The family will be present to receive relatives and friends in Fenner Funeral Home Inc., 115 Court Street; Herkimer on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until 11:00 am, with a funeral service to begin at 11:00am. The Reverend Christopher Schumske, pastor of the Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church, Herkimer will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak View Cemetery, Frankfort. Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Hospice Palliative Care Inc. or the Little Falls Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. (Sept 26, 2011)

Donn C. Ahern IHS Alumnus, age 76, formerly of Ilion passed away unexpectedly on August 19, 2011. Donn was born on September 2, 1934 in Ilion the son of the late Leo B. and Lucile (Carney) Ahern. He was a graduate of Ilion High School and was a member of The Church of The Annunciation in Ilion. Donn is survived by his son Donn and his wife Joanna of Denver CO; his daughters Mary and her husband Kim Conley of Ilion, Judy and her husband Jerry Greshel of Schenectady and Annie and her husband Dave Morris of Switzerland; a brother Peter and his wife Joyce of San Diego CA. and a sister Ann Mead of Saratoga NY. Donn also leaves his seven grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held for Donn on Thursday Septembert 22 at 10 am at The Church of The Annunciation in Ilion, Fr. Anthony Barratt will officiate, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Herkimer. There are no calling hours. Local arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. On line condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Sept 26, 2011)

Pamela (Snow) Hinton IHS 1969, called "a female pioneer" in motor racing public relations, and for the past 28 years the wife of ESPN.com senior writer Ed Hinton, has died of cancer, according to family members. She was 59. "She was one of the great ladies of racing," said H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, former president of Speedway Motorsports Inc. "She was a pioneer whose attention to detail probably saved a bunch of us -- it certainly did me." Funeral information: Rites of Eucharist and burial for Pamela Snow Hinton are scheduled for Wednesday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, the Rev. Canon George M. Maxwell Jr. officiating. Following the service, the family will receive guests in Child Hall (formerly the Hall of Bishops) in the Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to one of the following: The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, Ga., 30305. (The Cathedral also will receive flowers for those who do wish to send them.)The American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. The Col. Arthur Forbis Chapter, NCSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), c/o Bettye Milligan, treasurer, 4307 Golden Eagle Way, Greensboro, N.C., 27410.

"I am so, so sorry," said Benoit Froger, former marketing director for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Circuit de la Sarthe in France. "For us this is very, very difficult." Known as "Snow" on both sides of the Atlantic, "she touched the lives of, and was loved by, hundreds of people," said her close friend Alexis Leras, former NASCAR public relations director. "She was a female pioneer," said Wheeler, with whom she worked at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the 1970s. "When she came into it, women weren't even allowed in the garage area. She persevered, and became one of the first women to walk through those gates. "She was one of the people who proved females would have a major part in NASCAR. That has certainly come true, because so many women play such important roles in racing now." "Snow was every bit as sweet, kind and wonderful as her name is beautiful," Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage said. "Her family and friends were blessed to have her and are glad that she is at peace now after such a long, difficult battle." "She had a warm, wonderful, welcoming personality," added Wheeler. "People would come in to investigate racing on behalf of corporations to see if they wanted to participate, and she was usually the first person they met." "The world is a considerably more drab and boring place without her," said Mike Harris, longtime chief motorsports writer for The Associated Press. A native of Ilion, N.Y., Snow Hinton initially worked in public relations efforts for drivers such as Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt and Benny Parsons. She moved to Atlanta after she and Hinton married in 1983. After their only child, Tyler, was born in 1988, she decided to become a stay-at-home mom. But she remained a community activist. "I have to reckon that God has a very special place in heaven for her, for putting up with old Ed all these years," Reuters motorsports writer Lewis Franck said. Rob Fleder, former executive editor of Sports Illustrated, where Ed Hinton worked in the 1990s, called her passing "terribly sad news." Snow Hinton was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. She is survived by husband Ed; son Tyler of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Dr. Steven C. White of Rockville, Md., and Jerome S. White of Utica, N.Y.; a stepbrother, Foster "Bud" Simmons of Arvada, Colo.; and two uncles, Dr. David White and the Rev. Wiley White, both of Tempe, Ariz.. (Sept 26, 2011)

Lois A. 'Loey'(Murphy) Manley IHS 1955, age 74, of 94 Otsego St., passed away Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. Lois was born March 19, 1937 in Ilion, the daughter of the late George and Mary Luebbert Murphy, she was a 1955 graduate of Ilion High School and on March 13, 1971 she was united in marriage with Robert (Robbie) Manley, he passed away on December 12, 1999. She was employed as a bank teller with HSBC retiring in 2003, prior to that she had a baby sitting service at her home and also in her early years she was with GE in Utica. Loey was a member of the Church of The Annunciation, Ilion, she was involved with the church faith sharing groups and had served on the Pastoral Council she was a former village trustee, was involved with the Ilion Library, was active in organizing reunions for the Class of "55", she was also active with the Democrat Committee, the election board and was an avid golfer. Loey is survived by her two daughters, Heather Manley of New York City and Shannon Manley of Boston, a sister Patricia Fletcher of Sauquoit, two brothers and sisters in law Thomas and Doreen Murphy of Liverpool, N.Y. and Lawrence and Gloria Murphy Of Queen Creek, Az. a brother in law and his wife Chuck and Mary Ann Robinson of Monticello, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Joan Robinson and Mary LaLonde and two brother in laws Ted LaLonde and Jim Fletcher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:00 AM from The Church of The Annunciation with Fr. Leo Potvin officiating and Deacon James Bower assisting, interment will follow in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Friends may call Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc. 100 Otsego St., Ilion from 4-7 PM. Friends are asked to consider memorials to Susan G. Komen For The Cure, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX. 75265-0309. Envelopes will be available at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. On line condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Sept 14, 2011)

Thomas E. 'Tom' Fort Jr. IHS 1987, age 42, of Barringer Road, passed away on Thursday afternoon, September 8, 2011 in Ilion. He was born on January 25, 1969 in Ilion, son of Thomas E. Fort, Sr., of Ilion and Elaine P. (Baker) Billings of Ilion. He graduated from Utica College with a degree in Criminal Justice. On September 23, 1995 he was joined in marriage with Tina M. Failing in Annunciation Church, Ilion; a union of nearly 16 years. He entered into service with the New York State Police on October 12, 1992 and earned the rank of Investigator on February 4, 1999 and eventually the rank of Sgt. On May 3, 2007. During his 18 year tenure with the state police he was a hostage negotiator, crime scene technician and a polygraphist. Tom was successful in the personal roles of his life and devoted to his family which earned him the admiration and respect of his wife and children. He served as an excellent and inspiring role model while performing his duties as a New York State Trooper and eventually as a Sgt. and Investigator. He loved sports, golfing and especially coaching his children's sports teams. Tom will be forever remembered by his family and friends. Survivors include his beloved family; his wife, Tina (Failing) Fort of Ilion; a daughter, Morgan Fort; a son, Brett Fort; his mother and step father, Elaine and William Billings of Ilion; his father, Thomas Fort, Sr., of Ilion; mother in law, Donna Bailey of Little Falls; father in law, Marty Failing of Little Falls; grandmother, Eleanor Kuhner of Ilion; sisters and brother in laws, Nicole and Gary Stuart of Scotia and Kelly and Sam Dickenson of Glens Falls; brother in law and companion, Paul Failing and Adrian DePetro of Little Falls; step brother and sister in law, Steve and Amy Billings of Dolgeville; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many great friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frank Baker; paternal grandparents, Leland and Betty Fort and by an uncle, Robert Fort. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at the Enea Family Funeral Home (Harry, Kevin, and Daniel Enea-Directors), 4309 Acme Road, between Ilion and Frankfort, 894-8000, on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. The funeral will commence on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11 am from the chapel of the Enea Family Funeral Home, Ilion/Frankfort with the Rev. Ann Wicks pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church, Utica officiating. Procession will follow to Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion where he will be laid to rest. Kindly consider memorial offerings to the memorial fund that will be set up for Tom's children. Envelopes will be available at the funeral parlor. The family would like to thank the Ilion Police Department and the New York State Police for all their support at this difficult time. (Sept 14, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

William L. Hendrix IHS 1952, age 77, passed away on Monday September 5, 2011 in Herkimer, NY, after a long illness. Bill was born on June 6, 1934 in Ilion the son of the late Clarence and Mayme "Dutch" (Stephens) Hendrix. Bill married the former Audrey Pearson in Ilion, she passed away in 1999. Bill joined the New York National Guard in 1950 and graduated from Ilion High School with the class of 1952. Following graduation, Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corp retiring in 1973. Bill was most proud of his service as a drill instructor at both Paris Island and San Diego, training over 630 recruits. In 1967 Bill was commissioned as an officer. He served two tours in Viet Nam. Bill was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for valor, a Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon with 5 stars for additional awards, the National Defense with 1 star, Viet Nam Service Ribbon with 3 stars, the Drill Instructor Award with 7 stars, and the Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation. Bill loved being a Marine. Bill is survived by his daughters and son in laws; Judith Hendrix of Jacksonville NC, Patricia Hendrix and Dennis Wright of Ilion, Diane and Talbot Balla of Herkimer, Ida and GySgt. Chat Dickinson of Okinawa, Jennifer and Gregg Goble of Burgaw NC and Timothy and Karen Kellogg of Longmont CO. He is also survived by his grandchildren Shawn and Kirsten Kellogg and Benjamin Kellogg of Denver Co, Lyndsay and Brett Bala of Herkimer, Jenna and Gage Dickinson of Okinawa; 3 great grandsons; his brother and sister in law Donald and Shirley Pearson of Ilion; niece Cynthia (David) Garrett and nephews Doug (Ruth) Pearson and Dale Pearson. He was predeceased by his daughter Suzanne Hendrix Kellogg. Funeral services for Bill will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:30 am, with the V. Rev. Anthony Barrett officiating, from the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:30 am until the time of the funeral. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Camp LeJuene, NC. Envelopes will be available at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home. On line condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Sept 4, 2011)

Valerie E. (Moreau) Ulin IHS Alumnus, age 68, of W. North St., passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Valerie was born in Ilion on June 28, 1943, the daughter of the late Joseph and Marietta Slocum Moreau, and she attended Ilion schools. She was married to Richard Ulin on December 13, 1992, in Ilion. She was a member of the American Legion Post #920 Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #502 Auxiliary. She was a great lover of music and was often seen singing karaoke and dancing. Valerie is survived by her husband, Richard Ulin; her step-father and very best friend, Michael Leonis, of Ilion; two daughters, Jenny Everson, of Ilion, and Julie Everson and her companion, Deb Wiley, of Ft. Edward; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeff and Bonnie Everson, of Herkimer, and Jamie and Maria Everson and Joseph Everson, all of Ilion; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Joanne Savicki, of Frankfort, and Dawn and Steve Cawley, of Ilion; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Michael and Joanne Leonis, of Ilion, and Gary Moreau, of FL; her grandchildren, Benjamin, Jeffrey, Skyler, Valerie, Jamie, Meretta, Haley, Breonna, Brian and Lacey; her great-grandchildren, Bryer, Ashante, Nataya, Rosealina, Marrell, Makenzie and Chloe; and her beloved canine, Pookie. Her funeral will be held Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, with the Rev. Eugene Kipper officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Armory Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 4-7 at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Valerie's online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com (Sept 4, 2011)

Kenneth 'Ken' J. Avery IHS Alumnus, age 83, formerly of Mohawk and Ilion, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at Mohawk Valley Health Care Center, Ilion. He was born on July 21, 1928, in Ilion, the son of Samuel and Gertrude (Brewer) Avery, and attended Ilion schools and Morrisville College. Ken was united in marriage to Lena A. Strzyewski, a blessed and caring union of over forty-five years. She died on August 4, 2005. During his life, Mr. Avery was a self-employed electrician, a farmer, an employee at MDS and an employee with N.Y.S. at Limekiln Campgrounds. Ken loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ken was a member of the Ilion Moose Lodge and the Ilion Fish & Game Club. Survivors include his sister, Marilyn Willems, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Don Avery, in 2006. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Rev. Christopher Wintermute, Pastor of the Little Falls First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Litchfield Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday, September 5, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The Ilion Moose Lodge #1010 service will be held Monday, September 5, at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. All service arrangements and supervision were prearranged and are entrusted to Ken's family Funeral Director, Don Applegate. (Sept 4, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Louis A. Patrei IHS Alumnus, age 83, of 45 Wilson St. Ilion, formerly of Apalachin passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in the Presbyterian Home of CNY. Louis was born in Frankfort on October 23, 1927, the son of the late Arthur and Grace Feduccia Patrei and he attended Ilion schools. He served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged July 7, 1946. Louis was married to Viola Tripolone on September 25, 1948 in St. Anthony's Church, Herkimer. Lou was employed as the General Manager for Univac in both the Ilion and Utica plants for many years until 1977. He was later employed as a General Manager for Crown Manufacturing and Magnetic Labs, Apalachin, until his retirement in 1986. Following his retirement, Lou was the owner and operator of Township Cabin Restaurant, Little Meadows, PA for many years. He was a communicant of the Church of the Annunciation and a member of the V.F.W. as well as the Apalachin Volunteer Fire Department where he served as a Fire Policeman for many years. Louis is survived by his beloved wife, Viola; two sons and daughters in law, Arthur and his wife Karen Patrei of Liverpool and Louis J. and his wife Suzanne Patrei of Ilion; his beloved grandchildren, Janine and her husband, Michael Fitzgerald, Ryan and his wife, Gina Patrei, Kassi Patrei, Michael Patrei, Laura and her husband, Dr. Scott Brehaut, Nicholas and his wife, Nicole Patrei, Sarah Patrei and her boyfriend, Daniel Oliver, Christopher Patrei, Joseph Patrei, Whitney McGonigal, Heather McGonigal, Jamie McGonigal and Elizabeth McGonigal; one brother, Gil Patrei of PA; eight great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one son, Samuel Patrei on June 9, 2001 and two brothers, Romeo Patrei and Anthony Patrei. His funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 AM in the Church of the Annunciation, West St., Ilion where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the V.Rev. Anthony Barratt and assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in St. Agnes Cemetery. His funeral arrangements are under the direction of the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Louis' online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com In lieu of flowers, contributions in Louis' memory may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413 or to The Presbyterian Home of CNY, 4290 Middle Settlement Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413. Envelopes will be available at the church on Saturday morning. Lou's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of Hospice and the Presbyterian Home of CNY for the wonderful care and kindness shown to him during his illness and passing. (August 28, 2011)

Richard Burling IHS 1968, age 62, of 80 E. North St. in Ilion passed away on Saturday August 6, 2011 at his home. Richard was born on January 8, 1949 in Batavia, the son of James and Joyce (Crane) Burling, he was educated in Ilion and graduated in 1968. Following high school Richard enlisted in the US Air Force serving during Vietnam. Richard was self-employed working as a finish carpenter; he was also an artist and musician. Richard is survived by his mother Joyce of Ilion; his brothers Daniel and his wife Jean of Warsaw, James and his wife Jan of Ilion and Mark and his wife Stephanie of Largo FL., he also leaves a sister Denise Harter and her companion Dan O'Tool of New Hartford; his nieces and nephews Mary and her husband Joe Ryan, David Burling, Christine and her husband Andy Rush, Carrie Burling, Marc Burling, Melissa Burling, Dakota Beck, and Daniel Harter and his great niece and nephew Alyssa and Joseph Ryan. He was predeceased by his father James on August 9, 2010. A memorial service for Richard will be held on Friday August 12, 2011 at 1 pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St. in Ilion, Rev. Dr. Andy Peloubet will officiate, and interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer. Friends may call on Friday from 11am until the time of the funeral and are asked to consider memorial donations to Veteran's Outreach Center, 726 Washington Street, Utica, New York 13502. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (August 28, 2011)

Constance M. Fletcher IHS 1955 age 73, passed away peacefully on Thursday , July 28, 2011, in her home in Spring Hill, Fla., with her loving family by her side. Connie was born on Nov. 22, 1937, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mary (Kaune) Seymour. She was raised in Ilion, graduating from Ilion Central School in 1955. On Oct. 25, 1958, Constance was married to G. Earle Fletcher at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Connie lived in Ilion most of her life until retirement, when she and her husband made Spring Hill, Fla., their winter home and Cedar Lake in Clayville their summer home. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Earle; her son, Scott Fletcher and his wife, Hallie, of King Ferry; her daughter, Gail Hoffman and her husband, Todd, of Ilion; her beloved grandchildren, Braden and Peyton Hoffman; her mother, Mary Seymour; sisters, Lorraine and husband, Bob Loomis, and Mary and husband, Art Hornett; brother, John Seymour; brother-in-law, Jack Campisi; and a number of nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friends, Clark and Ann Workman. Besides her father, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Fletcher; sister, Beverly Campisi; and a brother, Kenneth Seymour. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 78 Second St., Ilion, with Fr. John Bassatt officiating. Interment will take place at the Oak View Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 78 Second St., Ilion, NY 13357. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or at church. Arrangements are with Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. (August 28, 2011)

Howard William Hess II IHS Alumnus, age 88, of DeBary, FL., died on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at DeBary Manor, FL. Howard was born in Ilion on November 26, 1922, son of Harold and Dorothy Hess. He graduated from Ilion High School. Howard married Inez Claire Bailey in December of 1942, a loving marriage of 60 years until Inez's passing on October 19, 2002. They had two children, Howard and Nancy. Howard joined the U.S. Navy in 1940 - 1946, serving in the Pacific Theater during WW II. He was an electrician's mate, class II. He served aboard the NTS Newport, USS Brooklyn, USS Black, USS PC - 1188, and USS Pheasant (AM 61) Howard retired from GE Company Light Military, Utica, as an electrician after 31 years of service. He was a charter member of VFW Post 6392 in Dolgeville and served as post commander in 1965 and 1966. Howard loved scouting and served as scoutmaster for Boy Scout troop 99, St. Joseph Church, during the early 60's. He was a charter member of St. Joseph K of C. He was a member of Dolgeville and Hilltop fire departments. Both Howard and Inez were Charter Members of the Dolgeville Ambulance Corp. serving as EMT's for 13 years. After retirement Howard and Inez spent their winters in FL and summers in Cape Vincent, 1000 Islands. As time passed they choose to live in Florida year round. As a couple the loved to go boating, fishing, camping and golfing; they enjoyed their life being together. Howard was of the Catholic faith. He leaves his daughter, Nancy Souder Smith and her husband Ronald A. Smith, VanHornesville, 8 grandchildren and their families, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Howard's son, Howard W. Hess III, predeceased him on May 23, 1986, his granddaughter, Jennifer Inez Souder. predeceased him on May 8, 1994, his sister, Alda Charlesworth predeceased him on Sept. 11, 2002. Memorial donations may be made to the memorial fund of St. Joseph Church, 31 N. Helmer Ave., Dolgeville, New York 13329. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Joseph Cemetery, Dolgeville. Arrangements are under the direction of Brian A. Roberts of the Roberts-Enea Funeral Home, 3 Faville Ave., Dolgeville. (August 7, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Matthew J. (Matt) Reile IHS 1979 age 50, of Herkimer, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica. He was born Aug. 19, 1960, in Denver, Colo., the son of Donald J. and Mary A. (Flaherty) Reile. Matt was a graduate of Ilion High School, class of 1979, and also graduated from Herkimer County Community College with an associate's degree. His marriage to Linda Thomas took place on Nov. 17, 1982, in Florida. Matt was owner and operator of Reile's Contractors in Herkimer and was a mason by trade. With family as his foremost priority, Matt centered his life around his loved ones, proving to be a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. His favorite time was spent with his cherished grandchildren. An avid outdoorsman, Matt found much comfort and relaxation fishing along the West Canada Creek. He was founder and creator of the 'Riff Raft.' Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Linda; his parents, Donald and Mary, of Ilion; two sons, Brian Reile and girlfriend, Lisa Rice, of Herkimer, and James Reile and wife, Ashley, of Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Mary Reile, of Herkimer; a brother, Donn S. Reile and girlfriend, Maureen, of Gloversville; his grandchildren, Brian G. Reile (Little B) and Traevian A. Reile Thom; his father and mother-in-law, Donald J. & Josephine Thomas, of Palm Bay, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Debbie Thomas, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Kathleen Arruda and husband, Bill, of Palm Bay, Fla.; brother-in-law, Donald J. Thomas, Jr., of Palm Bay, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Beverly and Ronald Reile, of Ilion, Patricia and Paul Reile, of Utica, Kathy Parker of New York Mills, and Gordon and Valerie Duncan, of Herkimer; four nieces, Rachel Reile, Jessica McCabe, Nicole Krause and Allison Arruda; nephew, Bradley Reile; a cousin, Julie Orilio, of Deerfield; and his best friend, Timothy Ploff, of Ilion. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2011, at 11 a.m. from the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer, 866-1500, with Reverend Laurie Percival Pauley officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Sunday, July 24, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. All memorial contributions may be made to Limbs for Life Foundation, 218 E. Main St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To add to Matt's online memorial, please go to www.vincenteneafuneral service.com on the Internet. (July 24, 2011)

Allen 'Al' L. Ashley IHS 1976, age 54, of Elpis Rd., passed away unexpectedly on Friday July 15, 2011 at his home. He was born June 22, 1957 in Ilion, NY a son of Elmer & Dorothy Riddell Ashley. Al was a 1976 graduate of Ilion High School. He was previously employed with Community Options, Syracuse, NY as an aide prior to his disability of the last ten years. Al was a member of the Stanwix Archery Club and had a passion for hunting, fishing, painting and his family. On August 28, 1982 he married the former Kelly Van Tassell in St. Mary's Church, Cleveland, NY. Surviving are his wife, Kelly, his parents, Elmer & Dorothy Ashley, Cocoa, FL, a daughter, Amanda & Justin Palmer, Cleveland, a son, Ryan A. Ashley, Camden, three grand daughters, Madison, Maya and Miranda, two sisters, Tammy & Doug Daniels, Winston-Salem, NC, Pamela & Mike Piper, North Bay, NY and several nieces & nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 am Wednesday from St. Mary's Church, Cleveland, NY under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Interment McConnellsville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home, 109 Main Street.You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at: www.larobardierefuneralhome.com (July 22, 2011)

Gary C. Vogel IHS 1962 age 66, of Ilion passed away, after a courageous battle with Mesothelioma, on Thursday July 14, 2011 at Faxton-St. Luke's Health Care in New Hartford. Gary was born on October 5, 1944 in Ilion the son of the late Charles and Katherine (Hayes) Vogel. Gary was educated in Ilion schools and served in the US Navy following high school. He was employed as an assembler at Remington Arms Co., retiring in 2002. On August 5, 1967 he married Mary Ann Vivirito in Frankfort. He was a member of the Mohawk American Legion and the Ilion Moose Lodge #1010. Gary is survived by his wife Mary Ann; his sons Scott and his wife Kim of Jacksonville Beach FL and Brian and his wife Brandy of Ilion; sisters Linda Krick of Myrtle Beach and Kim Lien of Carthage; his precious grandchildren Jace, Tanner and Brody; brother in law Sam and his wife Colleen Vivirito of Frankfort and sister in law Janice and her husband Thomas Kinney of Frankfort; as well as several special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his mother and father in law Sam and Frances Vivirito and his brother in laws Raymond Krick and Kenneth Lien. Friends may call on Saturday July 16, 2011 from 3-6pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion, a brief memorial service will follow the calling hours. Gary's family give special thanks to Dr. Sultana Razia and her staff as well as the staff on the 6th floor at Faxton-St. Luke's for all their kindness and compassion and to his sister in law Janice Kinney for being there for Gary and his family during their time of need. In lieu of flowers, Gary would ask his friends to do something kind and caring for someone or a favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com (July 16, 2011)

Christopher S. Brockway IHS 2005 - US Army Specialist Christopher S. Brockway age 24, formerly of Ilion passed away after a short illness on Saturday July 9, 2011 at Fort Leonard Wood. He was born on June 1, 1987 in Utica, beloved son of Scott and Roberta Atkinson Brockway. Chris was raised in Ilion and graduated from Ilion High School with the class of '2005'. He furthered his education at Herkimer County Community College where he received an Associate's Degree in Arts. In June of 2005 he enlisted in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in August of 2006. In December of 2008 he joined the US Army. He had served overseas in South Korea and more recently at Fort Leonard Wood where he was a Patient Admissions Specialist at the base hospital. Chris had a strong belief in God and was a member of Annunciation Church in Ilion. He was also a member of AMVETS. In his leisure time he enjoyed poetry, both writing and publishing much of his work. He also enjoyed music, video games and reading. He was a keen history buff, particularly military history. To all who knew him they will never forget a quiet, intelligent and unassuming young man who loved his family and his country. He had the gift of making friends easily and was well thought of no matter where he was. He will be greatly missed by many especially his loving family. He is survived by his parents Scott and Roberta Brockway of Ilion, a sister Alison Bowman and her husband Matthew of Ithaca, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jesse and Mary Atkinson and Elgin and Helen Brockway. His family will be present to receive relatives and friends in Fenner Funeral Home Inc., 115 Court Street; Herkimer on Sunday July 17 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Annunciation Church, Ilion on Monday July 18 at 10:00am. The Reverend Anthony Barrett, Pastor will officiate with assistance of Deacon James Bower. Reverend John Bassett, Rector of Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church, Ilion will also be present. Interment with full military honors will follow in Maple Avenue Cemetery, Fultonville, NY. Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association or the USO. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. (July 14, 2011)

Allen H. Russell IHS 1941, Attorney, age 87, died suddenly June 17, 2011. He was a much loved brother and uncle. Allen was raised in Ilion, New York, and graduated from Ilion High School in 1941, President and Salutatorian of his class. He was a long-time Manhattan resident. He served in World War II and received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Princeton University in 1946 and Harvard Law School, Class of 1949. He clerked for Chief Justice Harold Stevens, U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., until joining the law firm of Coudert Brothers in 1952, where he remained until retirement. He returned to Ilion in 1991 to attend his 50th high school reunion. He was a wonderful and honest man who lived life to the fullest and was loved by many. Allen leaves his sister, Virginia Caswell, of Fayetteville, NY; his nieces, Connie Caswell, of Boston, MA, and Kathy Monaco, of Manlius, NY; as well as his great-nephew, Scott Sears and his children, of Fairport, NY; and his great-niece, Kate Angelella and her husband, Ross, of Brooklyn, NY. (July 14, 2011)

Joyce A. (Hungerford) Thibault IHS 1952, age 76, of Ilion and Sarasota, Florida, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2011, with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 26, 1934, in Malone, NY, the daughter of Ulysse and Beatrice (Perry) Hungerford. Joyce graduated from Ilion High School and attended Rider College in New Jersey. She was married to Charles E. Thibault on June 4, 1955, at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion. In her early years, she was employed at General Electric Co., Utica. Joyce was Secretary-Treasurer at Utica Valley Electric Co. for over twenty years retiring in 1997. She was a member of the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, NY and St. Thomas More Church, Sarasota, Florida. Joyce was a longtime member of the Cedar Lake Club, TPC Prestancia Golf Club and was a past officer of the Gulfgate Library Club. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charlie; her children, Larry Thibault and his wife, Terry, of Cedar Lake, NY, Kathy Buckley and her husband, Mike and Paul Thibault and his wife, Chris, all of Ilion; nine grandchildren, Donna Flescher and her husband, Nathan, Matt Thibault and his wife, Kacey, Stacey Thibault, Ashley Adams, Charlie Buckley, Rene Centolella, Cassie Thibault and Nicki Thibault; two great-granddaughters, Addyson Thibault and Zoey Buttenschon; her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry and Jeanne Thibault, of Dallas Texas and Rosie Squire, of Ilion; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Judy DiBrango. Funeral services will be held 9:15 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, and 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Anthony Barratt, Pastor, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be at Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Calling hours are Friday, July 8, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion (between Ilion and Frankfort). The family would like to thank the nursing staffs in CCU and on the 6th. and 5th. floors at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. Also a special thank you from the family to the many doctors who took care of Joyce during her recent illness. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Annunciation, 109 West Street, Ilion, NY 13357. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home. The Thibault family has entrusted all Joyce's funeral arrangements and supervision to their longtime family Funeral Director, Don Applegate. (July 9, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Janet (Wheeler) Harrington IHS Alumnus, age 74, of South Frankfort Street, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, June 27, 2011 in her home. She had the comfort of her loving family at her side. She was born on March 25, 1937, in Herkimer, daughter of the late Harold and Virginia Binney Wheeler. A lifelong area resident she was raised and educated in Ilion. Mrs. Harrington had resided in Ilion and Little Falls before coming to Frankfort in 2007. To all who knew her, they will never forget a caring and devoted mother who was always there for her children in good times or bad. She found great happiness when she was surrounded by her many friends and family especially her cherished grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are four daughters, Virginia Lynch and her companion Peter Tucci of Herkimer, Darlene Robinson and her husband Bill of Schuyler, Melissa Aney of Little Falls, Lisa Volo and her husband Patrick of South Columbia, two sons, Randy Harrington and his companion Jackie Everson of Utica, Charles 'Charlie' Harrington and his companion Melissa Tucci of Little Falls, a sister Helen Bluett of Ilion, twenty-one grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren several nieces, nephews and cousins, best friends, Christine Volo, Diane Kucerak and Richard Cunningham and her two Chinua dogs whom she loved deeply. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her twin sister Jean Sabatino and her devoted companion Ranaford Pekett. Funeral service will take place on Thursday at 7:00 pm in Fenner Funeral Home Inc. 115 Court Street; Herkimer. The Reverend Hans Drews will officiate. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery will be at a later date. The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 pm. (July 9, 2011)

Margaret M. (Miller) Bius IHS 1942, age 87, formerly of Second Ave. Ilion and presently of Richmond, VA passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011 in HCR Manorcare Stratford Hall, Richmond, VA. She was born in Ilion on November 8, 1923, the daughter of the late William and Mary S. Miller. She attended Ilion schools and graduated from Ilion High School with the class of 1942. Margaret was married to Steve Bius on June 18, 1954 in Ilion. Mr. Bius passed away on August 11, 1998. She was employed as a Clerk for Remington Arms, Ilion until her retirement in 1982 after 40 years of dedicated service. Margaret is survived by several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Edith Stacks. As was Margaret's wishes, the funeral will be held privately and at the discretion of the family. Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Cemetery. Her funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi, & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St. Herkimer. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Margaret's online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com (July 9, 2011)

Carolyn (Reid Geiss) Dove IHS IHS 1974, age 54, of Snowbird Lake, Little Beaver Lake Rd., Forestport, NY, formerly of Ilion (longtime resident), passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at home, after a brief illness, with her daughters by her side. Carolyn was born on October 15, 1956, in Stratford, CT, the daughter of David E. and Marjorie (Reid) Geiss. She was a graduate of Ilion High School 'Class of 1974' and went on to graduate from HCCC and SUNY Utica/Rome. For many years, Carolyn was employed as a Case Manager at various Healthcare facilities, including Valley Health Services, Herkimer, and the Mohawk Valley Nursing Home, Ilion. Most recently, she was employed at the Masonic Care Community, Utica, since 2004. She attended the Universalist Church in New Hartford. At one time she was a member of the US Daughters of the American Revolution and Order of the Eastern Star. Carolyn loved the outdoors and being close to nature. She also enjoyed music and adored her felines and other animal friends. Survivors include her daughters, Miranda Dove, and her fiance, Stephen Wade, of Utica, and Melinda (Dove) Culver, and her husband, Dave, of Ilion; her grandson, Colin David Culver; her cousins, Jane Shallcross and Samuel Shallcross and his wife, Karen, all of Harrisburg, PA; her cousin Sandra's husband, Brian Fabian, and their children, Will and Lilly Fabian, of Monson, MA; and many close friends who have walked the journey with her. She was predeceased by her father in 1981, her mother in 2004 and her cousin, Sandra Fabian, in 2010. Friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend Carolyn's Memorial graveside service on Friday, June 24, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Armory Hill Cemetery, Benedict Ave., Ilion. There are no calling hours scheduled in keeping with Carolyn's wishes. Miranda and Melinda wish to thank Carolyn's many friends and HOSPICE who provided support and compassion especially during her recent illness. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE, American Cancer Society or American Heart Association, c/o Miranda Dove, 224 Hillcrest Manor Court, Apt. C, Utica, NY 13501 The Dove family has entrusted Carolyn's service arrangements and supervision to their family Funeral Director Don Applegate at Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, Ilion. (June 22, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Lucille A. Kinney IHS Alumnus, age 76, of 90 S. Fourth Ave., Ilion, died Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford. She was born on June 8, 1935, in Mohawk, the daughter of Rocco and Florence (Minosh) Kinney. Lucille was a graduate of Ilion High School and earned her master's degree at the University of New Hampshire. At one time, she taught school in Niagara Falls. She later was employed in Little Falls, where she taught biology and chemistry for 35 years, retiring several years ago. Lucille was an active member of the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, where she was a lector and Eucharistic minister. She was a member of various church and parish groups and organizations, including the prayer and worship committee, faith sharing groups, bereavement committee, food pantry and Salvation Army Cafe. Lucille was also a committed and active member of the Cursillo Movement. She was also a member of the historical club. Survivors include one sister, Barbara Saponaro, of Hopkinton, Mass.; one nephew, William Saponaro, of San Jose, Calif.; one niece, Nichole Fino and her husband, Mark, of Oxford, Mass.; one great-nephew, Derek Fino, of Oxford, Mass.; one uncle, Dominick Minosh, of Frankfort; several cousins; and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday (today), June 11, 2011, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, and at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Anthony Barratt, pastor, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frankfort. Calling hours are Saturday (today), June 11, 2011, from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. prior to the funeral home service. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Lucille, 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 Missionary Sisters of Charity. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.The Kinney family has entrusted all funeral arrangements and supervision to their family funeral director, Don Applegate. (June 11, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Shirley (Hailston) Murphy IHS Alumnus, age 83, formerly of 80 E. North St., Ilion, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Folts Homes in Herkimer. She was born on Oct. 25, 1927, in Utica, the daughter of the late John and Helen (Shepard) Hailston. On April 2, 1949, Shirley was united in marriage to John Murphy in Pennsylvania. He passed away on Dec. 24, 1997. She was educated in Frankfort and Ilion schools. Throughout her life Shirley worked as a clerk for Freeman's Clothing store, UNIVAC and Duofold, retiring many years ago. She enjoyed time with her family and her many friends and activities at Prindle Apartments. Shirley is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Timothy Murphy, of Ballston Lake, and Michael and Jill Murphy, of Warren, RI; her daughters and sons-in-law, Colleen and Garry Cook, of Ilion, Cynthia Dennis, of Clarence, and Kelly and Keith Herringshaw, of Taylors, SC; daughter-in-law, Kathy Murphy, of Ilion; a step sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Ray Garlock, of Mohawk; a step brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Ann Shepard, of North Carolina; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Nancy Murphy, of Ilion; a sister-in-law, Anna Murphy, of Ballston Spa; grandchildren, Stephen Cook, Shaun Cook, Karen (Pat) Romeo, Kimberly (Paul) Passionino, Katie Murphy, Krissy Murphy, Jennifer (Pierre) Timot, Jonathan Dennis, Caroline Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Alexis Herringshaw and Lindsay Herringshaw; great-grandchildren, Grace Romeo, Michael Romeo, Ava Passionino, Gabriel Timot and Colin Cook; she was also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, David Murphy, and her brother, George 'Roy' Hailston, both of Ilion. The family extends a special thank you to her 'adopted' daughters, Kathy Murphy and Connie Hacker and to the staff at the Folts Homes first floor rehabilitation unit for the time and extraordinary care given to Shirley in her last days. In keeping with Shirley's wishes there are no calling hours and funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorial donations to the David Murphy Scholarship Fund at Ilion High School; envelopes are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.whiter-hendrix.com. (June 11, 2011)

Nancy G. Merchant IHS Alumnus, age 77, a lifelong Ilion resident (John Street), entered into eternal rest on Friday morning, May 20, 2011, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford.She was born on Feb. 28, 1934, in Oneonta, daughter of the late Martin L.V. and Gladys (Eldredge) Merchant, and graduated from Ilion High School and furthered her education by attending SUNY Potsdam. An honorably discharged veteran with the U.S. Air Force, she also served with the Air Force Band. She was last employed with Ilion Housing Authority as a billing clerk and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ilion. Survivors include her siblings, Douglas Merchant and wife, Suzanne, of Cazenovia, Richard Merchant and wife, Sandra, of Norfolk, and Barbara Winsman and husband, Stew, of Westport, and many nieces and nephews. Nancy was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Blann and Virginia Mullooly, and by a brother, Martin Merchant. Visitation at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion (894-8000), will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a funeral service commencing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Private interment will take place in Plains Cemetery, Oneonta.Kindly consider memorial offerings to your favorite charity.To add to her online memorial, go to www.eneafamily.com on the Internet. Arrangements are being handled by funeral director Daniel J. Enea. (June 11, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Anne Elizabeth (Hay) Moore IHS Alumnus passed away April 10, 2011, at her home in Milwaukie, Oregon. Anne was born Aug. 19, 1954, in Amsterdam to parents Harold and Patricia Hay. Anne grew up in Ilion, attending the Ilion Catholic Primary and Middle schools and finishing at Ilion High School. She was married to Thomas D. Moore on Jan. 16, 1971. Thomas served in the U.S. Air Force which afforded them both the opportunity to go onto college and travel from coast to coast. They lived in New York state, Mississippi, Maine, Utah and moved to Corvallis, Ore., in 1986. The couple later moved to Battleground, Wash., Winchester, Ore., finally settling in Milwaukie, Ore. Anne took advantage of the different areas in which she and Thomas lived to visit and vacation at the many wonders the states and regions had to offer. Some highlights included the Yellow Stone, Crater Lake, Grand Teton, Yosemite, Canyon lands, Bryce, Mount Saint Helens, Mount Rainer national parks. Disneyland was a favorite for family fun and she enjoyed many vacations there with her son, nieces and nephews. She (they) thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, especially boating, tent camping and hiking. She loved bird watching and nature in general. Anne has also extensively visited 47 out of the 50 states, including vacationing in Belize and Guatemala. Anne was ardent fitness fan and craved swimming and aerobics dancing. Anne had a keen passion for the arts and loved fine dining; wine and seafood with Merlot and Dungeness crab her favorites. Thomas and Anne have one child together, Thomas D. Moore, II. She was an avid supporter of her son as a dedicated hockey mom for ten years. She actively supported and took tremendous pride in his service to his country in the U.S. Navy. Anne was an Oregon State University alumnus, where she received three bachelor's degrees, graduating with honors, and was selected to membership in the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honors societies. Anne had a passion for life. Highly organized, she was positive, active, vibrant and had the most addictive laugh. She never thought of herself, always putting others before her and when things got tough, she simply got tougher. Anne was preceded in death by her sister, Emily Farrington. She is survived by her husband Thomas D. Moore, of Milwaukie, Ore.; their son, Thomas D. Moore, II, of Roseburg, Ore.; her mother and father, Harold and Patricia Hay, of Peckville, Pa.; her in-laws, Robert and Phoebe Moore, of Ilion; her brothers, Harold Hay, Jr., of Dayton, Ohio, and Daniel Hay, of Scranton, Pa; and her sister, Kathleen Simmons, of Ilion. Anne will be laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Ore., at a later date. (June 11, 2011)

Dr. Raymond H. Russell IHS 1942, age 86, formerly of 28 John St. in Ilion, passed away on Monday April 25, 2011 at Baptist Health Care in Scotia, NY. Ray was born on October 14, 1924 in Ilion the son of the late Homer and Marie (Wagner) Russell. He was educated in Ilion, Union College and graduated with a Doctorate in Dentistry from Columbia University. He practiced in Ilion until his retirement in 1998. Ray loved his patients and his work, he was always available for anyone day or night. Ray married the former Willma (Billy) Simmons in Westport, Connecticut on November 29, 1947. He also served in the US Air Force from 1949 - 51. Ray loved spending his summers at his family camp, Ledgewood on Piseco Lake, which he built in 1965. The camp was a great source of joy for himself and his family. Ray was a member of The Church of Annunciation in Ilion and served on the Ilion Planning Commission. He was an active member of the NYS Dental Society. He spent many years as a member of the Ilion Little Theater. Ray was a great tinkerer and loved his hobbies of carpentry, photography, and computers. Ray is survived by his loving wife Willma; his daughter Sharon (Steve) Peelor of Norman, OK, Dr. Michael Russell of Newberryport, MA; Pamela of Schenectady, NY and Stephen (Cynthia) of Schenectady; and Chip (Andrew Sekera) of Randalph, MA; his loving niece Susan(Jeff) Paine of South Lima NY; and his loving sister in-law Sylvina Simmons of Ilion, NY. His grandchildren; Christopher, William, Stephen, Mathew, Theresa, Dana, Victoria, and Evan. His great grandchildren; Dempsey, Hayden, Mason, Larkin, and Alaina. His great nieces; Colleen, Teresa, and Margi, and his dog "Ginger." He was predeceased by a sister Jean McKenna and his nephew Joseph McKenna. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday April 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Annunciation Church in Ilion, with the Rev. Leo Potvin officiating and Deacon James Bower assisting. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. On line condolences may be sent by going www.whiter-hendrix.com. The family would like to thank the caregivers of Baptist Health Care System and Hospice of Schenectady. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Community Hospice of Schenectady 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308. Envelopes will be available at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home. (April 29, 2011)

Marilyn Lou Thompson IHS 1953, passed away June 17,2010 in Las Vegas, NV surrounded by friends and family. Marilyn and her twin sister Marjorie were born March 10, 1935 in Utica, NY the daughters of Ernest and Mildred Thompson of West Winfield NY. The Thompson family moved to Ilion New York in 1938 where Marilyn lived the normal small town life of those growing up during depression, World War II and the fabulous fifties. Marilyn graduated from the University of Connecticut's Nursing School and interned at White Plains Hospital Center. She became a nurse at the Mohawk Valley General Hospital in her home town of Ilion. Marilyn continued her work in nursing until she decided to change professions and became a long distance operator for AT&T retiring in 1990. Marilyn loved camping trips and going on long walks. Her favorite teams were the Dodgers and the Anaheim Angels. She liked any movie with John Wayne. One of her favorite past times was playing the dollar slots in Las Vegas some times playing several machines at a time until her hands turned black from the silver coins. She played the bagpipes, and was seen at the boy's football games in Ilion and later at the Loara High School games in Anaheim, California. She enjoyed skiing, bowling, playing the bag pipes and the computer game Mario Brothers. She liked working in the garden taking care of her flowers. At holiday time, prime rib and bread pudding were the main menu. Marilyn was married three times during her natural life and was the mother of seven children from her first marriage. Marilyn will be remembered as a wonderful caring and strong willed woman who loved her children deeply. She had many longtime friends from high school, her working career and multiple of neighborhoods in which she resided. Marilyn was loved by all who knew her. Marilyn was preceded in death by her son Mark Andrew Bouck in 1961. Marilyn survived by her twin sister Marge Conway of Anaheim, CA. Her daughters Jacqueling McIntyre of Ilion, NY Donna Bouck of Dolgeville, NY and four sons Scott Edward Bouck of Graham, WA, Thomas Mathew Bouck of Las Vegas, NV, Kenneth Michael Bouck of Tustin, CA and Steven Allen Bouck of Las Vegas, NV and a large extended family of 12 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. (June 11, 2011)

Marjorie (Thompson) Conway IHS 1953, passed away August 25, 2010 in Anaheim, CA surrounded by friends and family. Marjorie (Thompson) Conway and twin sister Marilyn were born in Utica, NY March 10, 1935. They were daughters of Mildred and Ernie Thompson, Elm Street, Ilion. Marge was survived by her husband John (Barney)Conway; two daughters Leigh of Boise, ID and Terri of Sunset Beach, CA; two grand sons Brent Lawson of Long Beach, CA and Don Carey of Deer Island, OR; two grand daughters Jill Carey of Anaheim, CA, and Lenzie Lawson of Castle Rock,CO; two great grand daughters Gwen and Illyria Carey of Deer Island,OR. Marge quickly became a volunteer in Anaheim for community organizations such as the foreign exchange student program Youth for Understanding, Anaheim Sister Cities and Anaheim Beautiful, just to name a few. In the 1980s, as a citizen, Marge was a positive force to be reckoned with when she helped found the city of Anaheim's Code Enforcement Department. When the dream of the Anaheim!. Code Enforcement department became a reality she found herself joining the department's administrative staff. Those who knew Marge wrote; she was always a very active, energetic and spirited person who had a kind and pleasing word with everyone she met and touched. She recognized that the true richness of life was the trip and not the stops and stations. She counted her life by smiles and not tears and counted her age by friends and not years. Marge was not interested in fame, notoriety or fortunes in life. Her goal was like John Wooden, the former wizard of Westwood, - to be the best wife, the best mother to her children, and to be a shining example to her family -- and she was. From this day forward there will be less love, less compassion, and less light in the world because she will not be around showing us the way and brightening our day. Marge loved the mountains, the beaches, the desert, the L.A. Lakers, the Aneheim Angels and her dog Mack. She loved boating on the Colorado River in the summer and skiing in the winter, especially Mammoth Mt. California. She cried every time an animal was hurt in a movie. When our kids were in high school we had foreign exchange students living with us. We are still in contact with them. Marge loved going to places like Alaska, Ireland, Japan, Finland, Denmark and Germany. Marge was an active member of Anaheim Kiwanis "K club" working with children. She was past president of Anaheim Sister City and Chairperson of the Anaheim YMCA Camp Osceola Board in the San Bernardino Mts. She taught school in the Anaheim, Savanna School district for six years. She worked for School Research Inc. for ten years. In 1985 she started working for the City of Anaheim Code Enforcement Dept. In 2007 she received the prestigious Annie Accolade Award from the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce. She received recognition from the California Assembly and Senate for her outstanding and dedicated volunteer work. The good Marge did while she was with us will never be lost, it never dies. Her goodness, charm, integrity and her values will live on in the hearts and minds of all of us not the forsaken but to be saved and remembered. On the eve of Marge's death the Anaheim Police helicopter circled Marge's home shining the spotlight on the front lawn. (April 29, 2011)

Mr. Richard 'Dick' Pettengill IHS 1953, Conway, SC/Ilion, age 75, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011, in Conway, SC, at the home of his daughter. Until 2 months ago, he lived at Prindle Apts. in Ilion. Dick was born January 14, 1936, to the late Harriette Buckley Pettengill and the late Raymond Pettengill, Sr. He was of the Catholic faith. Dick served in the Naval Reserve from January 1953 until January 1961. "Tricky Dick" spent 35 years as a horse trainer and owner at the Finger Lakes Race Track. In his younger years, he was an equestrian rider and raced cars and motorcycles locally. Dick was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman. He enjoyed being with his buddies Grant Bouck, Tom Goodale, Dave Hecox, Ed McMahon and many others. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Hale, of Winter Park, FL, Diane (Scot) Hence, of Conway, SC, and Lori (Bill) Doudry, of Winter Haven, FL; three sons, Keith (Janet) Pettengill, of Rome, NY, Richard (Trina) Pettengill, of Ilion, NY, and Russell (Heidi) Pettengill, of Conway, SC; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by a brother, Alan (Sharon) Pettengill, of Herkimer, NY; a sister, Betty Casadonte, of Mohawk, NY; and a sister-in-law, Jennie Pettengill, of Ilion, NY. He also leaves behind his former wives, Elaine Applegate Pettengill and Becky (Chuck) Acre. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Raymond Pettengill, Jr. There are no calling hours. His cremation will take place in SC. The family will hold a memorial service at a date and time to be announced. In Dick's memory, contributions can be made to the Herkimer County Humane Society, Mohawk, NY. Online memorials can be placed at sharonpettengill@yahoo.com. (April 11, 2011)

Mr. Francis J. Bucky De John IHS 1956, age 72, of 140 Rockwell Dr passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, FL. He was born in Ilion on October 20, 1938, the son of the late Joseph and Grace Cinquino De John. He attended Ilion schools and graduated from Ilion High School with the class of 1956. Following his schooling he served in the US Air Force. Bucky was married to Cecilia Gillette on March 26, 1960 in St. Mary's Church, Frankfort a blessed union of 51 years. He was at one time employed By General Electric, Utica, later as a Mail Carrier at the Frankfort Post Office, a Village of Frankfort Police Officer and lastly as the Chief of Police for the Town of Frankfort for many years. He was a Communicant of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church. Bucky was a very active firefighter and was a member of the Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department and served as Assistant Chief and the Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Corps and served as Captain, St. Francis Di Paolo Society, Ilion Moose Lodge #1010, Ilion Elks BPOE Lodge #1444, Ilion Marine Corps League and the Young At Heart Senior Citizens. Bucky is survived by his beloved wife, Cecilia De John; one son, Joseph De John of Frankfort & his companion, Corey Fellone of Richfield Springs; one daughter & son in law, Jacqueline & Scott Kelly of Frankfort; his grandchildren, Joseph De John, Jessica De John, Anthony Walsh, Zachary De John, Celia Rose De John and Chloe De John; two brothers & sisters in law, James Chip & Brenda De John and Richard & Debra De John all of Ilion; his brother in law, Joseph Gillette of Frankfort and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Skip De John. His funeral will be held Monday morning at 10:00 from the V. J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave. Frankfort and at 10:30 in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Alfred Lamanna, pastor emeritus and assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4-8 at the V. J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Members of the Young at Heart Senior Citizens will meet Sunday afternoon at 4:15, member of the St. Francis Society at 6:30 and members of the Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department at 7:00 at the funeral home for services. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Corps, 158 S. Litchfield St., Frankfort, NY 13340. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Bucky's online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com. (April 11, 2011)

Shirley Ann (Babcock) Lewis IHS 1943, 86, formerly of 80 E. North St. in Ilion, passed away on April 9, 2011 at Valley Health Services in Herkimer. Shirley was born on April 4, 1925 in Troy the daughter of the late Clarence and Cora Mae (Hillegas) Babcock. She was educated in Ilion, USC and Rochester Business Institute. Shirley worked as a legal secretary for Atty. Jack Bergan, retiring several years ago. On June 24, 1950 Shirley married Robert J. Lewis in Ilion, Bob passed away on August 1, 1987. Shirley is survived by her daughter Carol Lewis of Oakland Ca. In keeping with Shirley's wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. On line expressions of sympathy may be left by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (April 11, 2011)

Leland E. Fort IHS 1939, 92, formerly of 80 East North Street in Ilion, passed away Friday April 8, 2011 at Folts Home in Herkimer. Lee was born July 28, 1918 in Frankfort the son of the late Leland C. and Margaret (McEleny) Fort, and received his education in the Ilion Central School System. Mr. Fort was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. On June 6, 1946 he was married to the former Elizabeth Wasmer in Ilion, she passed away on January 28, 1995. He was employed as a toolmaker with UNIVAC, and later as a cutter/grinder with Remington Arms in Ilion retiring several years ago. Mr. Fort attended Annunciation Church in Ilion and St Francis De Sales Church in Herkimer. During high school Lee was an avid hockey player, and enjoyed skiing and tennis, the latter two well beyond high school. He played fast pitch softball with the Remington Rand Soft Ball team, and during the 40's and 50's had his own band. Lee is survived by a son, a daughter in law, four grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and his best friend "Hermie" the cat. In keeping with Lee's wishes there are no public calling hours or funeral services. The family would like to thank the staff at the Folts Home for all the kindness and compassion shown to Lee during his stay. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego Street Ilion. On line condolences may be left at www.whitre-hendrix.com. (April 11, 2011)

Aldon T. Ingersoll IHS 1941, passed away the morning of March 8, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Constance, his sister Janice Ingersoll of Arlington, VA and five children: John Ingersoll of Ellington, Cheryl and her husband Len Quartararo of Cheshire, Peter and his wife Leah Ingersoll of South Windsor, and Scott and Michael Ingersoll, both of Newington. He was also the grandfather of four: Andrew 'AJ' Quartararo, Mallory Ingersoll, Daniel Quartararo and James Ingersoll. He was affectionately called 'Papa' by his grandchildren; a title bestowed upon him by his oldest grandson AJ. Al Ingersoll had proudly served on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-12 class) during World War II. He was a radioman/gunner in dive-bombers used in the South Pacific campaign. During his service in the Navy, he had been awarded the Air Medal, Asiatic Pacific 5 Stars Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the American Theatre & World War II Victory Ribbon. Al was an avid sports fan. He followed his beloved Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and UConn sports teams. He was very loyal to local teams including those played on by his grandchildren. He truly enjoyed his second home on Cape Cod in addition to one of his favorite pastimes of "Going after the bluefish on Long Island Sound." Al was born on 10-8-23 in Ilion, NY; son of Allen M. and Betty (Bessie) R. Ingersoll. He graduated from Ilion High in 1941 and went back to school as a post grad to play football. He worked for Remington Arms and was there when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Al joined the Navy on June 7, 1942 and was sworn in on the Capital steps in Albany, NY as an 'avenger of Pearl Harbor.' Al graduated from Clarkson College in Potsdam, NY. He went on to work in management for Sears Roebuck in Schenectady, NY, Woonsocket, RI, Lynn, MA and Cambridge, MA. He met and married his wife, Constance, while in Woonsocket in 1952 and later lived in Marblehead, MA. He then joined GEM Int. in Saugus, MA and later managed the Hingham, MA store. In 1962, he was transferred to Newington to build and manage GEM of Hartford. After that, Al went to work for the State until his retirement in 1986. A memorial service to honor his life will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 183 Church St., Newington, at 10 AM, Saturday, March 19. Interment with full military honors will follow at State Veterans' Cemetery, Middletown. The family would like to thank the staff on 7-2 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, especially Paulette, and those who truly cared for Dad and brightened his days with their kindness and spirit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hydrocephalus Association 9 or Disabled American Veterans. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com. (March 21, 2011)

Nancy Jane (Croop) Snedeker IHS 1960, 68, of Red Lion,PA, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 11, 2011 at York Hospital. She was the wife of Robert Leo Snedeker, to whom she was married for 39 years. Mrs. Snedeker was born April 14, 1942 in Ilion, NY, the daughter of the late Paul B. and Marjorie (Crossman) Croop. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Snedeker will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Austin H. Eberly Funeral Home, Inc., 104 West Main St., Dallastown with Rev. Father Charles Persing officiating. A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 6:30pm until 7:30pm on Thursday. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Snedeker is survived by a daughter: Leigh Marjorie Brown Watkins and her husband Jimmy, of Morrisville; a son: Robert Shannon Snedeker and his fiance Melissa, of Hanover; grandchildren: Alliyah C. Croop Snedeker; Robert M. Snedeker; Elissa M. Snedeker; Haley E. Wark; Alexis Nichole Martin, Darius Paul, Adrianna Elizabeth, Jillian Malinda-Jane, and Jaleessa Rae Watkins; step-grandchildren: Kevin D. and Josie L. Redfern; many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Snedeker was preceded in death by a sister: Particia Rae Dederick, and her husband Clinton. Mrs. Snedeker graduated from Ilion High School Class of 1960 and from Oneonta State Teachers College Class of 1965. She was employed as a Home Economics Teacher in Fonda-Fultonville School District and the Ilion High School for many years. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed crafts, quilting, making dolls and baking. Mrs. Snedeker's family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to Austin H. Eberly Funeral Home, Inc., 104 West Main St., Dallastown, PA 17313 to defray costs and assist some of her favorite charities. To share memories of Nancy Jane (Croop) Snedeker and view a video tribute, please visit www.eberlyfuneralhome.com. The family is being cared for locally by the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, NY 13357. A memorial service at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home of Ilion and Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer will take place around Labor Day. (March 21, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Mrs. Josephine Ellen (Ball) Macrina IHS 1982, age 47, lovingly known as JoEllen was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 5th, 2011, after her courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded with the love and support of her family and friends. She was born in Utica, NY, on March 3, 1964, to Kathleen (Macri) Ball of Frankfort, NY, and Delbert Ball of Richmond, VA. She graduated in 1982 from Ilion Central High School and attended HCCC. November 30, 1985, marked the beginning of her 25 year journey through life with her husband, Michael Macrina. JoEllen was previously employed at Great American as an Office Manager and spent the last 14 years with the New Hartford Central School District, a job which she truly enjoyed and made many wonderful friends. JoEllen and Mike were blessed with three beautiful children: Michaela, David and Danielle, all living at home. They were the joy of her life and she cherished every minute with them. Her Life was centered around her family and all the accomplishments they have achieved. Her family takes comfort at this very difficult time in knowing that JoEllen is now resting in peace with the Lord. JoEllen lived a blessed life because of her faith, love of family, strength, and determination. She is our Hero and Role Model. JoEllen was truly an angel on Earth. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Her unselfish acts of love, generosity and kindness extended to all who were fortunate enough to know her. JoEllen is survived by her beloved husband and her children at home; also her grandmother, Ellen Ball, of Ilion; her mother, Kathy Ball and Scott Leon; her father, Delbert Ball and Audrey Harwood; and her siblings, Delbert and wife, Susan Ball, and their children, Erika and Megan, of Herkimer, Robert Ball and wife, Kathy Girantino, and their children, Sheena and Kayla Goss, of Frankfort, and Regina Ball and her children, Matthew McLean and Jacob Blovat, of Ilion. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Sandra and George Majka, of NY Mills, Pamela Woodbeck and Janice Miller, of Herkimer, Sharon Yager, of Mayfield, Cheryl and David Culver, of Mohawk; and a host of nieces and nephews. JoEllen was predeceased by her grandparents, Stanley Ball, and Josephine and Louie Macri; sister-in-law, Corrine Short; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Short, Joseph Madison and Walter Madison. The family would like to thank Dr. Alicia DeTraglia and her staff at the Faxton Cancer Center, St Luke's Hospital, Hospice and Palliative Care, Roswell Cancer Institute, Pastor Tim Burns, and her extended family at the First Assembly of God for their care, compassion and many prayers. JoEllen always wanted to help others. Therefore, it was her wish to donate her body to Syracuse University Hospital for Medical Research. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. It will be held at First Assembly of God, 9427 Maynard Drive in Marcy, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to St. Luke's Hospital or Hospice and Palliative Care. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on JoEllen's memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com. A True Hero By: Michaela Macrina A never ending love. A countless amount of care. What you do for us children. You always put us first. Always smiling, Always happy. What you would give for us, Anything. Your heart is so warm with love, Your eyes sparkle with the fire of pride. Strength, Faith. Never give up. No, not a chance. This is a true hero, You are a lifetime hero. (March 13, 2011)

Anna D.(Fortuna) Leone IHS Alumnus, a long-time resident of Utica, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011, in Fresno, California. Anna was born in Herkimer, N.Y. on March 28, 1916 and was raised in Ilion, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Erminia and Libero Fortuna. She was a graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, N.Y. Gifted with a beautiful soprano voice, she attended the Eastman School of Music, the Julliard School of Music, and was a graduate of the acclaimed Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she trained to fulfill her ambition of becoming an opera singer. During World War II, she appeared in numerous USO concerts given in various parts of the country and sang on two weekly radio programs in New York City. On December 28, 1946, she married Dr. Frank G. Leone at St. Patricks Cathedral in New York City. They settled in Utica where they raised six children. Anna was a warm and gracious human being. To her grandchildren she was Nana, to everyone else she was Dearheart - the endearing name she bestowed on everyone she encountered. Although she did not pursue her career in opera, she enjoyed singing in church and in her kitchen where she prepared the most wonderful meals. Most of all, she enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren, and visiting with her many friends and long-time neighbors on Parkside Ct. in Utica. After moving to Fresno, California in the fall of 2001, Anna developed many new friends. Of particular mention were her three wonderful devoted caregivers who assisted her for many years in the comfort of her own home: Martina Luna, Corazone Villaflor and Carmen Armenta. Anna is survived by her six children: Anthony Leone and his wife Kathy (Utica, N.Y.), Dolores Tozzi (Vallejo, CA), Rosemary Wittlinger and her husband Peter (Fresno, CA), Frank Leone (Whippeny, N.J.), Roger Leone and his wife Ricarda (Pebble Beach, CA), and Mary Lourdes Leone (Fresno, CA). She is survived by ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and daughter-in-law, Grace Leone. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 37 years, Frank G. Leone, M.D.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Nancy Fortuna, Dominick and Susan Fortuna, and Roger and Marguerite Fortuna; a son-in-law, Lawrence Tozzi, and daughter-in-law, Marilyn Greer Baker. A private entombment will be held at the Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum on Champlin Ave. in Utica. At a date and time to be announced, a memorial service will be held to celebrate Annas life with her many relatives and friends. Annas family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the superb care and compassion their mother received from the dedicated staff at Nazareth House, Fresno, CA and Hinds Hospice, Fresno, CA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to these wonderful organizations; donations may be sent to the funeral home, and will be available at the future memorial service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Online tributes at: www.EannaceFuneralHome.com. (March 5, 2011)

Mildred A. (Miles) Worden IHS Alumnus, age 96, formerly of 109 Kent Blvd., Ilion, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford, with her family by her side. She was born on November 22, 1914, the daughter of George and Edith (Shorey) Miles, and attended Ilion schools. On June 29, 1935, she was married to Victor J. Worden in Frankfort. He died on April 18, 1980. Mildred was employed at Mohawk Valley General Hospital, Ilion, for over thirty years. She loved her family. Mildred also enjoyed working around her yard and feeding the birds and squirrels. Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Doris and Le Roy Humphrey, and Barbara Humphrey, of Ilion; eight grandchildren, Vickie Pagnotta and her husband, John, of Ilion, Linda Mishalanie, of Sauquoit, NY, Timothy Humphrey and his wife, Kimberly, of Rockford, MI, Scott Humphrey and his wife, Carolyn, of Marcy, David Humphrey and his wife, Tara, of Lewisburg, PA, Julie Worden, of Texas, Michelle Muse and her husband, Mike, of Texas, and Marcus Worden and his wife, Valarie, of Ilion; seventeen great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Mariko Worden, of Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Richard Worden, on April 4, 1974; her brothers, Francis, George, Alvin and Arthur Miles; and her son-in-law, Kenneth Humphrey, on May 14, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 6 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2011, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Rev. Janet Gleason, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Herkimer and Little Falls, officiating. Spring burial will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Visitation will be Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., prior to the funeral home service. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Monroe Community at the Masonic Care Community for their kindness and excellent care. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Care Community or Herkimer County Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. The Worden family have requested that all funeral and burial arrangements be entrusted to their family Funeral Director, Don Applegate. (Feb 21, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Marian J. (Farrington) Kasarda IHS 1939, 91, of 16 Phillip Street, Ilion, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center with her family at her side. She was born on April 30, 1919 in Ilion, NY, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Ida Crossett Farrington. She was a 1939 graduate of Ilion High School and was a lifelong resident of Ilion. Her marriage to Francis Kasarda took place on November 28, 1947 in Utica and he passed away June 22, 1988. Marian was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ilion. She was a loving grandmother and enjoyed the company of her grandchildren. Her door was always open to any child in need and always provided an ear to listen. She also found much pleasure in the sport of bowling and was very active in the Ilion PTO for many years. Survivors include her daughter: Kim Maley and husband Lee of Ilion; a son: Edward Kasarda and wife Mary Kay of Newport; beloved grandchildren: Cindy, Suzy and Shawn, Steven and Heather, Christopher and Kaycie, Douglas, Matthew, Billy, Bobby and Danielle, and Russell; loving great-grandchildren: Nicole, Jocelyn, Emma, Kyle, Ryan, Colin, Braidin, and Drew. She is also survived by a brother: Ron Farrington of Herkimer and his children: Sally Ann and Bob Reardon, Ron and Anne Farrington, and a daughter-in �law: Linda Kasarda of Ilion; sisters-in law: Sister Ancilla and Marcella; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Glendon Kasarda on March 22, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., between Ilion and Frankfort, 894-8000 with The Reverend Victor McKusick officiating. Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Tuesday from 4-7 pm. Interment will be held in the Spring at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, all memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association and the Ilion Ambulance Service. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Kasarda family would like to thank all their dear friends on Phillip Street in Ilion for their help and also, their heartfelt gratitude to those who serve with the Ilion Fire Dept/Ambulance Service. The family is being served by Harry J. Enea, Jr., director. (Feb 21, 2011)

William E. Reese IHS 1962, age 66, passed away on February 2, 2010, at Faxton-St. Luke's Health Care. He was born in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 1943, the son of the late William I. And Mary Toper Reese, and was a 1962 graduate of Ilion High School. Bill proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy and on July 15, 1967, was united in marriage with Betty Jane Yager in the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion. Prior to his retirement in 2004, Bill was employed at Special Metals in the rolling mill for 28 years. His memberships included the Knights of Columbus Council 518 in Ilion, New Hartford American Legion Post 1376 and N.Y. Mills V.F.W. Post 7393, and he was a faithful parishioner of the Church of the Annunciation in Clark Mills. Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Betty; his sister, Patricia Ann McGowan, of VA; his father-in-law, Harold L. Yager, of Paris Station; his nieces and nephews, whom he considered his children, John J. Tucker, Kelly A. Torrey, Christopher W. Tucker, Harold L. Kitchen, Kim Curtis, Barbara Jasinski, Beth Peck, Cheryl Kinsey, Carolyn Yates and Arnold Kelley; his in-laws, Evelyn and Robert Newby, of Westmoreland, Francis Kitchen, of Clinton, and Lynn and Arnold Kelley, of Silver Springs, FL; his aunts and uncles, Frank and Marguerite Toper, Rosalie Toper, Mickey Toper, and a special aunt, Ruth Lewis, of Sauquoit; several cousins, with special mention of his cousin, Debbie Shannon; and 16 great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Betty Champ Yager, and his aunts and uncles, Douglas Reese, Estelle and Edward Shannon, Benjamin and Stella Toper, and Walter Toper. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 8, at 8:45 from the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St., Sauquoit, and at 10:00 at the Church of the Annunciation in Clark Mills. Interment with military honors will be in Crown Hill Memorial Park. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1-4 at funeral home. In Bill's memory, please consider donations to the Rising Stars Soccer Club of CNY, Inc., Rt. 233, Westmoreland, NY 13490. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To view Bill's online memorial please go to www.smith-funeralhome.com. (Feb 10, 2011)

Viola 'Vicki' (Gregg) Gilbert IHS 1941, age 88, formerly of Ilion, St. Petersburg, FL, and Herkimer, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at the Harding Nursing Home in Waterville. She was born on July 6, 1922, in Galilee, PA, the daughter of Arno and Ethel (Eldred) Gregg, and graduated from Ilion High School in 1941. Viola was married to Edward E. Gilbert on October 5, 1941, at the Ilion United Methodist Church. He died on December 17, 1969. In her early years, she was a secretary at Sperry Rand Univac. Later, Viola was the Administrative Assistant for the Vice President of Marketing at MDS, Herkimer. She also worked ten years at General Electric Co., St. Petersburg, FL. At one time, she was a member of the Herkimer Reformed Church. Viola formed RID (Remove Intoxicated Drivers) Chapter, of Tampa Bay, and was past President of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), of Pinellas County. She was also active in Scouts and a member of American Legion Auxiliary and National Secretary Assoc. Survivors include herchildren, Edward A. Gilbert and his wife, Ora Anne, of Wellesley Island, NY, James E. Gilbert and his wife, Barbara, of Herkimer, Sharon E. Fournier and her husband, Ted, of Ilion, and Donald G. Gilbert and his wife, Katherine, of Brooksville, FL; twelve grandchildren, Eddie, Gary, Lori, James, Matthew, Daniel, Erica, Ted, Trenton, Dawn, Traci and Tammy; twenty-four great-grandchildren, Michael, Melissa, Steven, Christine, Brandon, Ashley, Benjamin, Thomas, Shauna, Fred, Brittany, Trey, Drew, Zoe, Skyler, Dakota, Ashton, Travis, Hannah, Austin, Joselyn, Kaelin, Kyle and Adam; three great-great-grandchildren, Trenton, Nevaeh and Kayden; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Steven and Craig Gilbert; her great-grandson, Kevin Gilbert; her sister, Alice Crossway; and her brother, Chester Gregg. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with the Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Spring interment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer. Calling hours are Monday (today), February 7, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Viola, 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 RID - Tampa Bay, P.O. Box 2408, Largo, FL 33779. Envelopes are available at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, Ilion. The Gilbert family has requested that all funeral and burial arrangements be entrusted to their family funeral director, Don Applegate. (Feb 9, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Elizabeth J. 'Betty' (Smith) Johnson IHS Alumnus, 90, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Folts Home, Herkimer. Betty was born in Ilion on November 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Laverne and Myrtle Hattie Jones Smith, she attended Ilion High School and on August 8, 1948, she was united in marriage with Joseph A. Johnson, he passed away on October 18, 2008. Betty is survived by 2 daughters and a son in law, Marilyn Johnson of Dunedon, Fl. and Marcia and Rich Hoffman of Woodbridge, Va., a sister Gertrude Ecker also of the Folts Home, 2 grandchildren Christopher and Kaitlyn , 2 great grandchildren Joseph and Hailey and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Betty's and Joe's wishes a graveside service will be held in Armory Hill Cemetery for both of them at a time to be announced. Friends are asked to consider memorials to one's favorite charity. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Friends may leave online condolences and light a memorial candle at www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Feb 9, 2011)

James E. Chase IHS Alumnus, 88 of Mohawk, passed away on Wednesday January 12, 2011 in Faxton-St. Luke's Health Care in New Hartford. Jim was born on August 26, 1922 in Schenevus, NY the son of the late Edger and Pearl (Miller) Chase. He was a graduate of Ilion Schools and served with the 14th Armored Division during WWII in the European Theater. On August 1, 1953 he married the former Barbara Kane. Jim was employed as a machinist at Remington Arms in Ilion until his retirement in 1981. Jim was a member of the Remington Arms 25 yr. Club and he loved his new cars and always was polishing and waxing them. Jim is survived by his loving wife Barbara; his daughter Susan and her husband Louis Boniello; a sister Esther and her husband Arthur Brown of Herkimer; sisters in law Lois Thompson of Sydney, Rosemary Kane of Clyde and Vicki Kane of Ilion; his grandchildren Louis, Paul and Michael; and great grandchildren Jamie, Kaniryn and Allison, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Jennie and her husband Marshall Hardy, brother and sister in laws George Kane, Morris Kane, Kay O'Bryan and Helen and Donald Davidson. A memorial Mass will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Mohawk at a date and time to be announced in the spring. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer. In keeping with Jim's wishes there are no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorial donations to either St. Jude's Childrens Hospital or Blessed Sacrament Church in Mohawk, envelopes are available at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Feb 9, 2011)

Carole (Stilwell) Mabeus IHS 1950, 79, went to her Heavenly Father on Jan. 14, 2011.Carole was born on Sept. 15, 1931, in Ilion, to Bertha Charbaneau Stilwell and Harry Stilwell. Carole graduated nursing school from Albany College in Albany. On Aug. 2, 1952, she married Arthur Mabeus, of Ilion, and together they raised ten children.She leaves to cherish her memory her loving children; son, Richard Mabeus and wife, Maria of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Robert Mabeus and wife, (Tammy) of Pewaukee, Wisc.; daughter, Cathy Gilman and husband, John of Stillwater; son, William Mabeus and wife, Dana of Wake Forest, N.C.; son, David Mabeus of Albany; daughter, Linda Hughes and husband, Michael of Mt. Airy, Md.; daughter, Patricia Mabeus of Auburn Hills, Mich.; son, Steven Mabeus and wife, Lori, of York, Pa.; and son, James Mabeus and wife, Mary, of Severna Park, Md.; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; and by her son, John Mabeus.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday morning, Jan. 17, 2011, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811).In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607-6372, or St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 520 W. Holding Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587. www.brightfunerals.com. (Jan 23, 2011)

Joseph H. Pickett Sr. IHS Alumnus, 91 of 1527 Cedarville Rd. in Frankfort, passed away on Monday January 10, 2011 in Zeypherhills, FL. Joe was born on August 24, 1919 in Frankfort the son of the late Hennan and Ella (Whalen) Pickett, and he was educated in Ilion Schools. Joe served with the Army Air Corp during WWII. On February 14, 1942 Joe married the former Genevieve "Jennie" Robertson in Ilion, she passed away on May 2, 1990. Joe and his wife Jennie owned and operated the Maple Crest Golf Course, he was also employed as a supervisor in Univac until his retirement. He was a member of the Church of The Annunciation in Ilion, the Mohawk American Legion, Ilion Moose Lodge #1010, the Ilion Knights of Columbus and the Zeypherhills Elks. Joe is survived by his loving companion Trudy Blackwell; his sons Joseph Jr.; Paul and his companion Mary Lagase; John and Debra all of Ilion; a daughter Mary and her husband Michael Massaro of E. herkimer; a brother William and his wife Shirley of Ilion; a sister Margaret and her husband Joseph Dephtrous of Watertown and sister in law Ann Pickett of Mohawk. Joe also leaves his grandchildren Carol Sue Platt, Kathy Jo Pickett, William Carpenter, Linda Carpenter, Roxanne Murphy, John Pickett Jr., Jeff Pickett, Michael Massaro Jr., Angela Lyon, Michelle Gilbert, Beth Lyon, Lori Gray, Colleen Seymour, Michele Pickett and Jackie Foley and many great and great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother and sister; Jack and Mary Pickett, a great grandson Todd Pickett and a daughter in law Gail Pickett. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday January 18, 2011 at 10 am at The Church of the Annunciation in Ilion, the Very Rev. Anthony Barratt will officiate assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be in the spring in the Kinne Cemetery in the Tn. of Litchfield. Friends may call on Monday January 17, 2011 from 4-8pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion and are asked to consider memorial donations to the Joe and Jennie Pickett Open to benefit HOSPICE, envelopes are available at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Jan 15, 2011)

 


Mark Vivyan
1995 - History

Mr. Mark Vivyan, IHS 1969 and Faculty Member, 59, of Ilion, passed away on January 8, 2011, at Faxton-St. Luke's, with his loving family by his side. Mark was born in Ilion on March 29, 1951, the son of Gordon (Jim) and Margaret (Wright) Vivyan. He was educated in Ilion Schools and was a graduate of Oneonta State Teacher's College. Mark was a social studies teacher in Ilion until his retirement in 2006. Mark was an avid sports fan who enjoyed both playing and coaching, especially baseball and basketball. Mark once played for the Milford Macs. Most recently, Mark enjoyed golfing and working at Hidden Valley Golf Club in Whitesboro, where he had many friends. Mark was also a member of the Ilion Elks #1444 and was co-owner of Treasures in Herkimer.

Mark is survived by his loving wife, Sue; his daughters, Michele, Jennifer and Krysten; his parents, Jim and Margaret Vivyan; his brothers and sisters, Kevin and Terri Vivyan, Robin Vivyan, Deborah and Joseph McCarthy, and Kelly Vivyan; his Aunt Pat and Uncle Bill White and their daughter, Paula; brothers and sisters-in-law, Judy Hartmann, Robert and Cathy Hartmann, and Dianne and Patrick McCuen; and his nieces and nephews, Wes, Emily, Joe, Kyle, Sara, Kevin, Emily, Jon, Katie, Jimmy, Matt, Lauren and Megan. Mark was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Marietta Wright, and his mother-in-law, Barbara Hartmann. A memorial mass for Mark will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Church of The Annunciation in Ilion. Friends may call on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, from 4-7 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., in Ilion. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial donations to the Mark Vivyan Memorial Scholarship; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Mark's family extends thanks to Dr. Butala and his staff, along with the 6th floor staff at Faxton-St Luke's, for their care and compassion during his illness. Online condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com. (Jan 10, 2011)

Joseph 'Joe' J. Geloso, IHS Alumnus, age 86, of 114 Elm St., Ilion, passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday, January 1, 2011. He was born on July 14, 1924, in Frankfort, the son of Vincenzo and Anna (Terras) Geloso, and graduated from Ilion High School. Joe was a Veteran of WW II. On October 12, 1968, he was married to Genevieve 'Gen' (Jones) Dack in Ilion. Joe helped to establish the family business, Mohawk Valley Florist of Ilion, which continues to be family owned and operated. His family was very important to him. Joe also enjoyed gardening and cooking. Survivors include his wife, 'Gen'; three sons, Bryon Geloso and his wife, Cathy, and family, of Clifton Park, NY, Russell 'Russ' W. Dack and his wife, Kristen, and family, of Mendon, NY, and William 'Bill' W. Dack and his wife, Joyce, and family, of Ilion; two daughters, Leisa Stover and family, Cynthia 'Cindy' Dack-Fauler and her husband, Matt, and family of Saratoga; two brothers, Sam Geloso and his wife, Delores, and Frank Geloso and Clancey all of Ilion; two sisters, Marion Gorman, of Baldwinsville, and Joan Conte and her husband, Mike, of Ilion; his sister-in-law, Lue Geloso, of Ilion; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sisters, Julie Robel and Rose Fell; and his brother, Enaus Geloso. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Father Anthony Barratt, pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, officiating, assisted by Deacon James Bower. Calling hours are Tuesday, January 4, 2011, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., prior to the funeral home service. The Geloso family entrusted all funeral and burial arrangements to Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, Don Applegate, Funeral Director. (Jan 10, 2011 modified March 20, 2016)

Robert J. 'Bob' Reynolds, IHS 1941, age 86, of 90 N. Third Ave., Ilion, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at home, with his children by his side. He was born on March 25, 1924, in Ilion, the son of Charles and Edna (Hempstead) Reynolds, and was a graduate of Ilion High School. Bob was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, and received the Purple Heart for being wounded at the landing of Omaha Beach on D-Day. On May 25, 1946, he married Leola Lester in Ilion. She died on Aug. 15, 2005. Mr. Reynolds was co-owner and operator of Reynolds and Lester Gas Station in Ilion and later owned and operated Reynolds Diagnostic Center, Ilion. He was also employed by the village of Ilion HUD program. Bob formerly served as village of Ilion trustee, was past president of the Ilion Water Board and served as a volunteer in the Ilion Fire Department for over fifty years. He was past Ilion fire commissioner and life member of the Ilion Elks Lodge. Bob was also a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation in Washington, D.C. Bob enjoyed bowling in local leagues and spending summers at Half Moon Beach. He also enjoyed playing in the annual family Razzle-Dazzle Thanksgiving Day football game. Survivors include his children, Lynn Reynolds and wife, Bonnie, of North Fort Myers, Fla., Betty Brewer and husband, Terrance, of East Greenbush, Nan Grindle, of Herkimer, and James Reynolds and wife, Laura, of Ilion; six grandchildren, Nicole and Alex Reynolds, Jessica (Reynolds) Jang, Hilary and Geoffrey Brewer, and Andrew Reynolds; one sister, Thelma Hart and husband, Ned, of Mohawk; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by two brothers, Fred and George Reynolds, and three sisters, Adelaid Bunce, Arlene Fike and Ollie Stephens. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Father Anthony M. Barratt, Pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, officiating. Spring interment will be in Mount View Memorial Gardens, town of Little Falls. Calling hours are Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., prior to the funeral home service. Members of Ilion Elks Lodge No. 1444 will conduct ritualistic services at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the funeral home. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Bob, or add to his 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 Ilion Ambulance Fund or Hospice. Envelopes are available at Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, Ilion. The Reynolds family requested that all funeral services be arranged and supervised by Bob's longtime friend, Don Applegate, funeral director. (Jan 1, 2011)

Kevin Donald Ferguson, IHS '73, - Kevin Donald Ferguson was born Dec. 22, 1954 to Gladys Butler Ferguson and Donald Ferguson in Illion, New York. Kevin served his country in the United States Air Force from January 1974 to March 1994 when he was honorably discharged. Kevin suffered many years with the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. He passed away at Fort Meade long-term care E- Ward on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at the age of 56. Kevin and his family are very pleased and grateful for the care he received at Fort Meade by the many staff members. Thank you, Fort Meade E-Ward. Kevin is survived by his wife, Connie Ferguson and their daughter, Lyla. He also has daughters Amber Malloy and Amanda Sutton; brothers Jerry, Chad and Shane; sisters Diana and Laurie; and his mother, Gladys. Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Donald and his sister, Elaine. Services are set for 2:00pm Fri., Dec. 31, 2010 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City with V.A. Chaplain Ralph Vencill officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home for one hour before services. Interment will follow at the Rockerville Cemetery. A memorial has been established to Rainble Ranch and the Daisy House. Friends may sign Kevin's online guestbook at www.kirkfuneralhome.com. (Jan 1, 2011)

 

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