Mr. ABRAHAM ZOLLER
In Racine, Wis., Sept. 27, of Cholera, after 24 hours of extreme suffering, Mr. ABRAHAM ZOLLER, aged 36 years, 4 months and 12 days. The deceased was formerly a member of the Universalist Society at Ford's Bush, Minden and in a later day, of the one at Little Falls, in both of which he held great influence. He was a dry goods merchant in the former place, and in the latter a dealer in books, drugs, and medicines. In these avocations by uprightness of conduct and honest deal he won the confidence and friendship of all with whom he dealt, which was no small circle. His Christianity taught him to build on the foundation of God and right. He lived and died a good man, loved by all who knew him... Rev. A[lfred] C. Barray attended the funeral which was held at the Universalist church at Racine. (Christian Ambassador, Auburn NY, 28 Oct 1854)
In Fordsbush, Nov. 23, ELIZABETH ZOLLER, aged thirteen years and two days. Death has visited this family under circumstances of peculiar trial. The deceased was endeared to the whole community by her patient and lovely disposition, her kind and amiable qualities of character. But the heroic fortitude with which her sickness was borne, more than endeared her to the family circle. Three days before her death - after consenting to an amputation the probablilites of which were adverse to a successful result, and under which she died - she calmly called for her worsted and paper, and worked the phrase, "When shall we meet again?" as if realizing that soon her body would be out of pain, and her spirit out of prison. Her funeral was observed on Saturday, in the Fordsbush church, on which occasion I was kindly assisted in the services by Rev. Hemperly, Lutheran. [Signed,] G.W.S. [Rev. George W. Skinner]. (Christian Ambassador, Auburn NY, 13 Dec 1856)
Jacob V. Zoller
A notice of the death of Jacob V. [I.?] Zoller, who departed this life on the 8th of June last, in the town of Minden, aged eighty-six years, should have appeared in the "Ambassador" at an earlier date, but as it was unintentionally omitted, you will please give this a place as early as possible. The subject of this notice was a man of remarkable vigor and firm constitution, and by his strict honesty, untiring industry and constant frugality, he had created for himself a comfortable and beautiful home, in which he had reared a large family of children, whom he lived to see affluently settled in life, an honor, truly, to their aged parents. Mr. Zoller was always a firm believer in the doctrine of God's impartial grace, and always contributed to the extent of his ability in support of the gospel; was an attentive listener to the preached word [whose] constant presence was to the preacher a benediction... His venerable form is greatly missed at church and in his home, and in the community where he resided. He told me frequently that his work was done - that in his advanced age he had nothing to attach him to earth; still he desired to wait with patience the hour when he should be at rest. There was nothing to him, he said, dark or forbidding in the future; all was bright and inviting; and as he drew near the end of his eartly pilgrimage, his glorious faith was his support... He has left an aged companion with whom he had lived over half a century, and who has recently followed an only sister to the grave. May the gospel in its fullness, and the grace of God in its power, abundantly sustain the widow, children, and all the relatives in their bereavement. [Signed,] H.H.B.
(Christian Ambassador, New York NY, 5 Dec 1863)
Mr. JOHN ZOLLER
In Minden, March 16, 1862, Mr. JOHN ZOLLER, aged 72 years. The subject of this notice was a man of industry and good habits, and had honestly acquired a handsome property, and had seen his children grow up to manhood and womanhood in the maintenance of virtue and comfortably and happily settled about him. He was an independent, outspoken, plain-hearted man. He despised hypocrisy and deceit, and although some might have thought little of his sternness of character, more admitted his frankness and dignity of life. May the widow and the fatherless lean upon Him who is their support and the God of their salvation. [Signed,] H.H.B. (Christian Ambassador, Auburn NY, 19 Apr 1862)
Mary E. Zoller
In Minden, July 30, MARY E., daughter of Henry Z.and Barbary A. ZOLLER, aged 7 years, 2 months and 2 days. Thus has a tender flower of beauty and innocence been torn from the embrace of its parents, brothers, sisters... A large funeral procession followed her remains to the grave, which was wet by the tears of a great mourning circle. A sermon... containing consolation and comfort... was preached by S. C. (Christian Ambassador, Auburn NY, 12 Aug 1854)
John C. Andrikut
(March 4, 1921--September 25, 1999)
POTSDAM--A graveside service for John C. Andrikut, 78, Philippine Drive, Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Potsdam, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Cemetery, Norwood, with the Rev. Paul Worczak, pastor of St. Andrew's Church, officiating. A memorial Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. John Kennehan officiating.
Mr. Andrikut died Saturday at Mease Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin, Fla. He had been ill for two weeks.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday Buck Funeral Home, Norwood.
He served in the Army during World War II and was employed by Beechnut Packing Co., Canajoharie. He was district sales manager for Investors Diversified Service Inc. and sold time share properties along the beaches of Clearwater.
Born March 4, 1921, in Potsdam, son of George and Margaret Kovac Andrikut, he was a 1939 graduate of Potsdam High School and a 1948 graduate of Clarkson College. He married Lois L. Perkins in July 1949 at St. Mary's Church.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, John, Potsdam, and Stephen, Dunedin, Fla.; a brother, George, Newton Falls; a sister, Anna Hill, Malone, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to St. Mary's School.
(Taken from the Tuesday, September 28, 1999 edition of the Watertown Daily Times, page 27)
Elizabeth J. Boyce
(January 27, 1926-March 12, 2001)
NORWOOD--The funeral for Elizabeth J. Boyce, 75, of 4 Blanchard Ave., was scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Buck Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Worczak officiating. Spring burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Boyce died Monday afternoon in Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, where she had been a patient since Saturday.
Calling hours were scheduled for 2 to 4 today at the funeral home.
She was a homemaker.
Born Jan. 27, 1926, in Norwood, daughter of Ira and Celia Currier Narrow, she married Francis E. Boyce on Sept. 9, 1948. He died Oct. 9, 1986.
Surviving are her companion, Donald Gonyea; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandra O'Marah, Hampton, Va., Irene and James Daley, Central Square, and Lori and Richard Day, Lisbon; three sisters, Doris Shuck, Parishville, Dorothy Queor, Portland, Wash., and Mrs. Arthur (Evelyn) Ashley, Tennessee, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A son, Francis S., a daughter, Patricia Boyce, two brothers, Paul and Gerald Narrow, and three sisters, Lena Foley, Arlene Rampell and Pearl Robinson, died before her.
Daonations may be made to Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad.
(Taken from the Wednesday, March 14, 2001 edition of the Watertown Daily Times, page 27).
Justin A. Brothers
(November 6, 1980--June 7, 1999)
NORFOLK--The funeral for Justin A. Brothers, 18, of 31-1/2 W. Main St., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Buck Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Smith, pastor of Morley Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Norwood.
Mr. Brothers died from injuries received in an automobile accident Monday on Sober Street.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He was a 10th-grade student at Norwood-Norfolk Central School.
Born Nov. 6, 1980, in Goldsboro, N.C., a son of Reginald and Debra Deon Brothers, he was a former midget hockey, T-ball, Little League and Babe Ruth baseball player.
Surviving besides his father of Norwood and mother, Mrs. Randy (Debra) Ashley, Norfolk , are a brother, Ryan, a sister, Jaime Brothers, and his maternal grandparents, Donald and Dorothy deon, all of Norwood, and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
(Taken from the Wednesday, June 9, 1999 edition of the Watertown Daily Times).
Lori A. Butterfield
(Nov. 30, 1961--Feb. 18, 1998)
POTSDAM--Lori A. Butterfield, 36, Route 345, died Wednesday morning at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. She had been ill with cancer.
Mrs. Butterfield, a homemaker, was a former employee of Perry's Big M grocery store.
Born Nov. 30, 1961, in Potsdam, daughter of Emmett and M. Florence Perry Duprey, she was a 1980 graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School and married David Butterfield on Feb. 2, 1985, at St. Andrew's Church, Norwood.
She was a communicant of St. Andrew's Church and enjoyed camping and working with crafts.
Surviving besides her husband and parents, of Norwood, are a son, Justin, and a daughter, Nicole, both at home; a brother, David Duprey, Syracuse; two sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Lynaya) Wallace, Norwood, and Mrs. Brian (Lisa) Burdick, Potsdam; her paternal grandmother, Albertine Duprey, Massena, and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Church with the Rev. Paul Worczak presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Norwood.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Seymour Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Taken from the Thursday, February 19, 1998 edition of the Watertown Daily Times).