Dorothy "Dee" Klotz, 58, a resident of Herkimer, passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 14, 2004 in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica.
She was born on May 19, 1945 in Herkimer, a daughter of the late Wesley Looman and Ellen (Saterlee) Looman who resides in Newport. Dee was educated in Herkimer schools and was a graduate of SUNY Potsdam. She was last employed by the Department of Social Services, Herkimer. She was a very active and dedicated member of the Beit Shalom Messianic Synagogue, Utica.
She leaves her mother Ellen who resides in Newport, her beloved sisters, Shirley Coe and husband Harold of Clinton, Beverly Helmer and husband Bradford of Sapula, OK, Ralph Mueller and wife Kathy of Herkimer, many nieces and nephews including Karen Helmer and Heather Mueller who were very special to Dee. She also leaves behind her faithful companion, Chloe.
The family will be present to receive relatives and friends in the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 from 4-7p.m. The funeral service will commence at the end of visitation hours (7 p.m.) in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will take place this spring at the family's convenience. Memorial contributions in Dee's honor may be made to the Herkimer County Department of Social Services. Envelopes are available at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, Herkimer.
Mrs. Katherine F. Johnson, of 19 Wayne Street, Ilion, passed away on Wednesday March 17, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica.
She was born in Herkimer, daughter of the late John and Sophia Firra. She was educated in Herkimer Schools and had been a lifelong resident of our area.
Katherine joined in marriage with John N. Johnson on September 4, 1948 at St. Francis de Sales Church in Herkimer. The couple shared in a loving union of over 55 years together. Mrs. Johnson had worked with Chicago Pneumatic as a stock room clerk and was of Catholic faith. She was a member of the AARP and enjoyed sewing and crosswords, and especially liked to read mysteries. She had worked also as a substitute teacher at one time with Annunciation school in Ilion.
She is survived by her beloved husband, John; one son and daughter in law: Arthur Johnson and his wife Lynn of Essex, Vermont; two sisters: Pearl Firra of Herkimer and Eva Firra of Ithaca; a sister in law: Judy Kobylenski of Calcoon, NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two sisters: Mary and Anna and three brothers: George, Walter and Peter.
Services will be held on Saturday March 20, 2004 at 11:30 AM at the Chapel of the Enea Funeral Home, Main Street between Ilion and Frankfort with the Rev. Mark Cunningham officiating. Spring interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer. There are no public calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes may be obtained from the funeral home.
The family extends a very special thank you to Linda and Kelly Madia and the 3rd floor staff of Folts Homes for the kind support offered.
Mrs. Dorothy M. Viscusie, age 80, a longtime resident of Dolgeville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 18, 2004 in Rome Memorial Hospital with her loving family by her side.
She was born on September 29, 1923 in Boonville a daughter of the late Edward and Winona (Binhamer) Crandall. She was educated in Boonville schools and was a resident of Dolgeville for 57 years. On February 28, 1943 she was united in Holy Matrimony with Fiori P. Viscusie in Dolgeville. They enjoyed a union of 52 years. Mr. Viscusie passed away on October 9, 1996. Dorothy was last employed by the former Leda Shoe Company, Dolgeville. She was of the Episcopalian Faith.
Survivors include two sons, James Viscusie and wife Jeyoung of Jacksonville, FL. And Joseph Viscusie and wife Nadine of Dolgeville, two daughters, Sharon Millard and husband Thomas of Rome and Lori Martin and husband James of Rome, a sister in law, Marion Evans of California, ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter JoEllyn DePiazza.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Enea Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls on Monday, March 22, 2004 from 4-6 p.m. Her funeral will commence at the conclusion of calling hours (6 p.m.) in the chapel of the Enea Funeral Home. The Rev. Barry Smith, pastor of the New Hope Christian Fellowship, Dolgeville will officiate. She will be laid to rest this spring in Dolgeville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in honor of Dorothy may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Herkimer County Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
A part of Dorothy will live forever will live forever with her family and friends through her legacy of love and the inspiration of her values. Her strength of character and her selflessness provided her loved ones with staunch and dependable support throughout the years.
John Joseph Lincourt, 73, of 127 Circle Dr., Little Falls, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born June 20, 1930, in Fall River, Mass., the son of the late John T. and Delia (Godin) Lincourt and was educated in Fall River schools.
For 11 years, he resided in St. Johnsville before moving to Little Falls in October of 2003.
His marriage to J. Faith DeVarnne took place on October 26, 1962, in Connecticut.
For many years, John was a self-employed contractor working throughout the valley. At one time he along with his wife Faith owned Spray King Painting Company.
Mr. Lincourt was of the Catholic faith.
John had a special place in his heart for animals. While residing in the country John and his wife Faith enjoyed raising horses. In his leisure he liked to play pool.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, J. Faith; four sons, James Lincourt of Dublin, Georgia, Carson Lincourt and wife Janet of Ephratah, Barry Lincourt of Albany and Larry Stockwell and wife Tamara of Gloversville; a daughter, Denise Lincourt of Florida; a brother, Raymond Lincourt of Albany; six sisters, Rita Trottier of Florida, Alice Michaels of Fall River, Mass., Mary Leary of Florida, Dorothy Brabant and husband Alfred of New Jersey, Estelle Yousif and husband Raymond of Fall River, Mass., and Florence Helger and husband Carl of Rhode Island; his cherished grandchildren, Jordan "Cowpoke" and Brandon "Sidekick" Lincourt; his great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Noah Norton; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was predeceased by his children, Gerald Lincourt, Cecilia Lincourt and Donna Marie; sisters, Matilda Beauliea, Blanche LeVeques and Evelyn Pacheoo; and a brother, Joseph Lincourt.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 20, at 8 p.m. from the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral. Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6 p.m. until the time of the services. All memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or to Hospice Cares. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The family would like to express a heart felt gratitude to John's son and daughter-in-law Carson and Janet and his grandson Brandon and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Raymond and Fran for the care and support shown to the family during this difficult time.
Mrs. Regina B. "Jean" Daley, 91, a longtime resident of Pullman Street in Herkimer, passed away on Thursday evening March 18, 2004, at Folts Homes in Herkimer.
She was born on March 9, 1913, in Tupper Lake, the daughter of the late Joseph and Philomena Bernier. She began her education in Tupper Lake schools and later went on to attend St. Francis de Sales in Herkimer. On March 28, 1937, Jean joined in marriage with Howard J. Daley at St. Francis de Sales in Herkimer with Father Sullivan officiating. The couple shard in a loving union for over 60 years until the passing of Howard on Oct. 15 1997. Jean had last been employed with Jonell's Clothing Factory in Herkimer. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church in Herkimer. Jean lived her life as a loving wife and mother. The needs of others were always placed before her own. She was admired by her family for this, and will always live on in their hearts.
Survivors include her beloved family including three daughters, June Scaparo and her husband Charles of Herkimer, Janet Maphia of Ilion, and Charles Taffi of Washington; one son, Renny Daley and wife Sunie of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Leona Morra and her husband Rocco of Herkimer; five grandchildren, John Scaparo and Connie, Mark Scaparo and Erin, Michael Maphia and Ivy, Roger Taffi and Linda and Ronald Taffi; 11 great grandchildren, Stephen, Katrina, Kaitlyn, Sean, Sarah, Todd, Hannah, Ian, Benjamin, Anthony and Justin; a sister in law, Ruth Bernier of Frankfort and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Stella and Mae and brothers, Leonard, Henry, Richard, Gene and Frank, and a son in law, Michael J. Maphia.
Funeral services will be held on Monday March 22, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer, and at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, N. Bellinger St., Herkimer, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Mark Cunningham, pastor. Interment will take place later this spring at Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 only.
Contributions in memory of Jean may be considered to the American Kidney Foundation. Envelopes may be obtained from the funeral home.
The family extends a special thank you to Faxton Hospital third and fourth floors for the kindness, patience and loving care offered.
On March 20, 2004, Patricia Marilyn Gabriel, 71, of Herkimer, beloved wife of Anthony Gabriel and loving mother, reached out and touched the hand of God with strength, courage and peace. She was comforted and surrounded by her loving, devoted husband of fifty years and by her six daughters. She was also fulfilled in knowing that she would be rejoined with her son Anthony J. Gabriel, III and her granddaughter, Elayne Lynn.
Patricia was born on May 2, 1943 in Ilion, to the late Julia and Elwood (Donnelly) Lonis. She was raised and educated in West Winfield and Little Falls schools, graduating in 1952. She was joined in marriage to Anthony J. Gabriel, Jr., on June 19, 1954 in St. Mary's Church, Little Falls, establishing a loving, lasting relationship of fifty years which they would have celebrated on June 19, 2004. Patricia began her courageous battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in December of 2002. Even though she was diagnosed and was struggling, she continued to place her husband, six daughters, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren first, constantly striving to ensure good health, safety and success for each and every one of them. Throughout her life, she always attended every family sporting event and family function.
As a family, they embraced every moment and celebrated life. Throughout this past year, she was deeply moved by the outpouring of prayers, cards, flowers, visits and support by family and friends and recently was quoted as saying "I feel like Im the most loved person."
Patricia worked in various occupations in her lifetime, including the former P and K Dress Shop and C.B. Smith's Jeweler. Upon marrying Anthony and having their children, Patricia chose to stay at home to love and nurture her family, as well as travel the states extensively with her husband and daughters throughout her husbands military career.
She was involved with the Herkimer Hospital Guild and was a proud fourty year volunteer for the American Red Cross. Patricia also volunteered for the American Cancer Society. Recently, she served as an elections inspector for the Democratic Party.
Patricia was the manager for Stanley Home Products, worked for a brief time at Steinbachs, Francia's Bridal Shop and was a substitute teacher for various schools in the valley, as well as Herkimer B.O.C.E.S. She had a special calling for and devotion to the students at B.O.C.E.S.
A religious woman, and devout Catholic, she was a member of various religious groups including the St. Francis Society, Sacred Heart Society, Crafty Ladies and was a member of the Home Bureau. She enjoyed participating in all the church activities, and was also a church school instructor. She was a life-long dedicated member of Saints Anthony and Joseph's Church, Herkimer. Always willing to lend a helping hand, Patricia was always giving and caring for others. She also enjoyed traveling to Atlantic City, Cape Cod, Washington, the Turning Stone Casino, which really fascinated her and also to Sylvan Beach.
She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Anthony, six loving daughters, Julie Goodman and Wayne Mead of Herkimer, Lori GabrielKnapp and husband John of Frankfort, Mary Gabriel of Herkimer and Mark Bentley, Gina Vandenburg of Niskayuna, Trish Gabriel Wilt and husband Michael of Glenville and Cynthia Gabriel of Herkimer, ten cherished grandchildren, Elayne, Andrew, Nicole, Alyssa, Jennifer, Jessica, Amber, Cody, Kyle and Katherine, four adored great grandchildren, Samantha, Colin, Preston and Candace. Survivors also include 5 siblings, Elizabeth, Robert, Eleanor, Donald and David, also many relatives including nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous wonderful friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer on Monday (today) from 4-8 p.m.
Patricia's funeral will commence on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 9 am from the chapel of the funeral home, where prayer will be offered. Procession will follow past her home and then to Saints Anthony and Joseph Church, South Main St., Herkimer where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Anthony Ligato, pastor, at 10 am. She will then be laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery, town of Herkimer.
The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Samir DeSai, P.A.Windy Mitchell and the nurses and staff of the 3rd floor cancer center at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare in Utica. Special thanks to Greg, Romeo, Robin, Dustin, Mike, Chris, Judy and Flossie, she loved you all. Thank you to the visiting clergy, especially Sister Maureen Denn, you were her Irish guardian angel.
In lieu of floral offerings, please consider contributions to the Lymphoma-Leukemia Society of America, (www.LLA.org), envelopes are available at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home.
Members of the Sts. Anthony and Joseph Society will gather at the funeral home at 6 P.M. to pay their respects. The St. Francis Society will gather at the funeral home at 4:15 P.M. to conduct their service.
Rowena L. Thomes, age 87, a longtime resident of Mohawk, passed away on Sunday March 21, 2004 at St. Luke's Hospital, New Hartford.
Rowena enjoyed her family, her home, and vacations on the Cape for many decades. She is survived by her beloved canine companion, Happy; her sons: Howard (Carolyn); Tim (Arlene); John (Leonila). Also surviving are four grandchildren: Chass, Howard, Jr., Scott & Johnilla, and three great grandchildren: Shane, Nicole & Samantha.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday evening, March 23, 2004 at 8:00 PM at the Chapel of the Enea Funeral Home, Main Street between Ilion and Frankfort; with Rev. William Harkins officiating. Interment will take place later this spring at Mohawk Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to attend a calling hour at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 until the time of the service. Those wishing are asked in lieu of flowers to consider donations to the Herkimer County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home (894-8000).
Anthony Joseph "Chip" Luppino, Jr., 45, of Dawsonville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 24, 2004. From injuries sustained in a vehicular accident in Dawsonville, Ga.
He was born September 5, 1958, the son of Tony and Elaine (Adukiewicz) Luppino.
Survivors include his wife Chari of Dawsonville, Georgia, his children, Brittany, Breanna Treadwell, A. J., Lindsey and Levi Luppino, all of Georgia, his parents, Anthony and Elaine of Herkimer, his siblings, Toni Noma and husband Larry of New Hartford, Tami Yeager and husband Ken of Central Valley, NY, Joe Luppino and wife JoAnn of CT., Matt Luppino and wife Kathy of Herkimer, his paternal grandmother, Eva Luppino, Herkimer, his maternal grandmother, Jane Adukiewicz , also of Herkimer, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in his memory which will be celebrated on Saturday morning, April 3, 2004 at 10:30 am from St. Francis de Sales Church, North Bellinger St., Herkimer with the Rev. Mark Cunningham, pastor, officiating. He was laid to rest in Dawsonville, Georgia.
The family is being served locally by the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, Herkimer, (866-1011).
Donations in his honor may be made to the Anthony J. "Chip" Luppino, Jr. Memorial Fund in trust for his children (P.O. Box 590, Herkimer, NY 13350). Envelopes may be obtained in the church vestibule on Saturday morning.
Mr. August "Gussy" W. Schmidt, 83, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2004, at St. Luke's-Memorial Hospital in Utica.
Born in Syracuse on April 23, 1920, Gussy was the son of the late August and Julia (Peach) Schmidt. He spent most of his life in the Herkimer area. Gussy was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in World War II. He received his honorable discharge on Nov. 30, 1945, with the rank of corporal. On Sept. 5, 1997, he was joined in marriage with Ida Hoffman in Herkimer. Mr. Schmidt was last employed with the village of Herkimer, retiring in 1985.
Gussy and Ida shared a wonderful relationship. He was a loving husband who enjoyed fishing on the St. Lawrence River with his wife and also loved to hunt in his leisure time. Mr. Schmidt was a life member of the Michael S. Pliseck Post 4915 VFW in Herkimer.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Ida of Mohawk; three stepdaughters, Sandra Salatino and husband Joseph of Utica, Linda Spatto and husband Frank of Mohawk and Sharon Chavers and husband Ronald of Baltimore, Md.; six step-grandchildren, Lynnell Goss, Frank A. Spatto and fiance' Kimberly Gazzal, Ryan Spatto and wife Amber, Adam Spatto and wife Jessica, Derek Sacgesser and Jennifer Keeney and husband Jeff; two step-great-grandchildren, Jacob and Justin Keeney.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 North Washington St., Herkimer, with the Rev. David Kirkpatrick, chaplain of the Masonic Care Community, officiating. Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery following the service.
Calling hours will be Sunday, April 4, from 5-8 p.m.
Members of the Herkimer VFW are asked to meet at the funeral home at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Gussy's family would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Luke's-Memorial Hospital for their fine care shown to Gussy during his stay; also special thanks to Dr. Kachere, Kevin and Tom.
Theresa Wagner, 80, of Mohawk and formerly of Brooklyn and Poughkeepsie, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2004, at her home.
She was born July 15, 1923, in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Genero and Marietta (Tosti) Perri. Theresa was a graduate of Brooklyn High School. She was married to Julius A. Wagner who preceded her in death March 15, 1985. Mrs. Wagner was last employed at the former Montgomery Wards and was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Mohawk.
Survivors include her daughter, Florine Johannssen and friend Thomas Bernier of Mohawk; three grandchildren, Jessica, Amanda and Robyn and a great-grandson, Ethan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice Cares for the care and support shown to Theresa during her illness.
Mr. J. Wayne Paul, age 79, a longtime resident of Herkimer, passed away on Saturday evening, April 24, 2004 at the Valley Health Services in Herkimer.
He was born on April 30, 1924, in Toleda, Iowa, son of the late Walter W. and Florence (Shugart) Paul and was educated in schools there. In 1942, following the invasion on Pearl Harbor, Mr. Paul enlisted to serve our country with the United States Navy. He served in the Atlantic, and participated in operations around the Philippine Islands, with units of the Third Fleet, during the occupation of Luzon. He later participated in the occupation of Iwo Jima with units of Task Force 51. He qualified as Shellback by crossing the equator on board USS O'Neill, and also served on Destroyer Escort.
Wayne was an Advanced Diesel Operator, who also participated in the initial landings on Okinawa. He was the recipient of a Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and upon relief from active duty was awarded an honorable discharge and a Purple Heart.
Following the war, Mr. Paul became aquainted with the Herkimer area, and on July 20, 1946 he was united in marriage with Caroline Fiala at St. Anthony's Church in Herkimer with Rev. Gustav Purificato officiating. The couple had shared a loving union of over 53 years until the passing of Caroline on November 21, 1999. Wayne had worked for over 37 years with Chicago Pneumatic in Utica, retiring as a Plant Superintendant. He was a member of the Michael S. Pliseck VFW Post in Herkimer, and was a true fan of the Herkimer County Community College Women's Basketball team.
He also spent many pleasurable moments at the fitness center of the college where he enjoyed to work out there. One of Wayne's truest passions was refereeing, as he spent over 30 enjoyable years as a certified High School Football official. Mr. Paul was an avid golfer and fisherman.
He is survived by his children: two sons: Jerald W. Paul of Bloomingburgh, NY and Thomas W. Paul of Berne, NY; a daughter: Barbara Jo Bouck and husband Michael of Littleton, CO; a sister: Peg Booth and husband Richard of Palm Desert, CA; a daughter in law: Colleen Paul of Herkimer; grandchildren: Jonathan, Daniel, and Timothy Paul; Matthew, Christopher, and Elizabeth Paul; Douglas & Michaela Bouck, an aunt: Josephine Terico of Herkimer; In Laws: Stella Fiala; H. James Morgan, and Josephine Morgan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 27, 2004 at 10:00 AM at the Holleran - Enea Funeral Home, 220 North Washington Street Herkimer. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, with military honors offered by the US Navy. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday (This evening) from 4 - 7 PM. The Herkimer VFW Post Members are asked to gather at the funeral home Monday evening at 6:00 PM.
Mr. John Nasypany, a lifelong Herkimer resident, retired Herkimer Police Officer, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday afternoon, April 25, 2004 at the age of 82.
He was born on June 17, 1921 in Herkimer, a son of the late Wasyl and Eva (Bundyk) Nasypany and was educated in the Herkimer Central School District. On June 19, 1946, he was joined in marriage with the former Patricia Fagan in St. Francis de Sales Church, Herkimer. The couple would have celebrated 58 years of marriage this year. As a police officer, he faithfully served the residents of Herkimer for 33 years fulfilling this role with deep commitment and outstanding success. As a police officer he reached out to others in many ways, establishing friendships, to share and to help those in need, fulfilling the policeman's motto which is "to protect and serve."
At his retirement party the Village of Herkimer along with Anthony Casale and Donald Mitchell proclaimed "John Nasypany Day." For many years he held the role of plumbing inspector for the village. He also was known throughout the valley for his contracting skills, putting these talents to work for many. A man of deep spiritual faith he was a lifelong member of St. Francis de Sales Church, Herkimer. During the summer months, he was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Church in Old Forge. It was at his camp in Old Forge where he spent many pleasurable moments enjoying family life and activities that involved being outdoors. Some of the family's fondest memories took place at the camp.
Upon retirement, he considered his full time job to take care of his family. He found great pleasure, pride and satisfaction in dedicating himself to his children and in nurturing his grandchildren. His deep commitment to his family was part of the reason that he was the secure foundation and unshakable "rock" of the relationship that he shared with them, always providing a strong shoulder to lean on and a loving heart to rely on. Throughout the years he bused each and every one of his grandchildren to and from St. Francis de Sales School. He truly bestowed upon his family many meaningful memories that they will keep with them for years to come. He was a member of the Polish Home, Herkimer.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Herkimer, three children, J. Michael Nasypany and wife Kathleen of Herkimer, Adelaide L. Nasypany of Herkimer, and Mary Lourdes Steenburg and husband Mark of Herkimer, three brothers, Paul Nasypany and wife Frances of E. Herkimer, Joseph Nasypany and wife Phyllis of Michigan and Raymond Nasypany and wife Shuivaun of Texas, three sisters, Mary Malinchek of Mohawk, Jeanne Mayton and husband Martin of Van Hornesville, and Emily McPherson and husband Vaughn of Central Square, ten cherished grandchildren, Nicholas Darrah who resided with his grandparents, Daniel and Ryan Darrah, Aileen Nasypany, Trisha Darrah, Jerome Nasypany, Sarah Steenburg, Matthew Nasypany, Shawn Steenburg and Caitlin Nasypany, in laws, Pauline Welch of Solvay, Helen Nasypany and Beatrice Nasypany both of Herkimer, many nieces, nephews, cousins and several dear friends throughout the valley. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, Peter and George Nasypany.
Relatives and friends are invited pay their respects at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washingon St., Herkimer on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 from 5-8 p.m.
Mr. Nasypany's funeral will commence at 9:00 am on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, from the chapel of the funeral home, where prayer will be offered. Funeral procession led by the Herkimer Police Department, will follow to St. Francis de Sales Church, North Bellinger St., Herkimer where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am by the Rev. Mark Cunningham, pastor. John will then be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer. Vaughn McPherson will offer bagpipe music in honor of his brother-in-law.
The family requests that contributions be made to the John Nasypany Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Francis de Sales Church, Herkimer. Envelopes may also be obtained at the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, Herkimer.
The family would like to offer their deepest gratitude to the ambulance personnel, members of the Herkimer Police Department, Herkimer Fire Department, and to the 911 dispatchers that responded in a timely fashion during the family's time of need. Your professionalism and kindness is truly an asset to our community. Also a very special thanks to Claude Bernier and Bob Pryor for being there for the family during this difficult time and for all of your help and concern.
Gary Weaver, 59, a longtime St. Johnsville resident, and since December of 1998 a resident of 93 Loomis St., Little Falls, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Little Falls Hospital.
He was born February 16, 1945, in Little Falls, son of the late Harold (Philly) and Marian (Smith) Weaver. Gary was a graduate of St. Johnsville High School and a certified New York state journeyman machine adjuster. Mr. Weaver was a United States Air Force veteran, enlisting on October 9, 1964, and was honorably discharged on September 24, 1968, with the rank of sergeant.
Gary was last employed at Cellect LLC in St. Johnsville. Mr. Weaver was an apparatus captain for the St. Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department and was a former member of the H.C. Smith Benefit Club.
Survivors include his fiancee, Kathleen Getman of Little Falls; a son, Christopher Weaver and wife Tammy of St. Johnsville; a daughter, Tracey Weaver and fiance' Gerald Shelmandine of St. Johnsville; a brother, Alan "Charlie" Weaver and wife Mary of St. Johnsville; five grandchildren, Melanie, Emily and Samantha Weaver, Tyler Mereness and Ashlee Shelmandine; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends, including a special friend, Kim Chapman of St. Johnsville.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 29, at 11 a.m. from the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville, with Reverend Carl Evans, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Little Falls officiating. Interment will be in West St. Johnsville Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 28, from 5-8 p.m.
All memorial contributions may be made to the St. Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Edward Henry Goralski, 87, of 40 Averill St., St. Johnsville, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Little Falls Hospital.
He was born August 13, 1916, in Nanticoke, Pa., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gus Goralski.
Ed was a graduate of Nanticoke High School and Ithaca College, and had been a resident of St. Johnsville since 1956.
Mr. Goralski was a World War II Army veteran, enlisting on September 8, 1942, and was honorably discharged on November 17, 1945.
He was last employed as an instrument music director for the St. Johnsville Central School District.
Survivors include his sister-in-law, Josephine Tuthill and husband Ernest Q. of West Hartford, Conn.; two nephews, John Tuthill and wife Beth of Cumberland, Md., and Peter John Blodgett of Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 27, at 6 p.m. from the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville, with Sister Johanne McCarthy of St. Patrick's Church officiating.
There are no calling hours. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton, Pa.
All memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Church, St. John's Reformed Church or to S.A.V.A.C. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.