Funeral notices — Feb. 16, 2017
ANDREWS — Mary D. Andrews, 95, formerly of Rome, on Feb. 14, 2017.
Burial in Rome Cemetery at a later date. Contributions to Ava Dorfman Senior Center.
BACKER — Lou Ann Backer, 61, of West Leyden, on Feb. 9, 2017.
Services noon Friday at Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Calling hours 10 a.m.-noon Friday.
Contributions to The National Audubon Society P.O. Box 97194, Washington, D.C. 20090-7194.
BREWSTER — Ernest A. Brewster 84, of Camden, on Feb. 15, 2017. Arrangements by LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden, are incomplete.
CHENTNIK — Coleita F. Chentnik, 88, of Rome and Sylvan Beach, formerly of Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2017.
Services 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial Sts. Stanislaus and Casimer Cemetery, Whitesboro. Calling hour 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Gulla Funeral & Cremation Services, 209 N. Washington St.
EASTRIDGE — Charlotte A. Eastridge, 65, of Westmoreland, on Feb. 12, 2017.
Services 7 p.m. Monday at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, 35 College St., Clinton. Calling hours 5-7 p.m. Monday.
FOCHT — Amelia V. Focht, 97, of Rome, on Feb. 13, 2017.
Services 4 p.m. Friday at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St.
Spring burial All Saints Polish National Cemetery. Calling hours 2-4 p.m Friday.
Contributions to the Humane Society of Rome.
GAVIN — William Gavin, 77, of Lee, on Feb. 13, 2017.
Services 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Church in Lee Center. No calling hours.
Arrangements by Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road.
Contributions or gifts of food may be made to the Bill Gavin Food Pantry at St. Joseph’s Church 5748 Stokes Lee Center Road, Lee Center, N.Y. 13363.
HAND — Kenneth A. Hand Jr., 72, of Taberg, on Feb. 12, 2017.
Services 7 p.m. Friday at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden. Calling hours 4-7 p.m. Friday.
Contributions to the National Kidney Foundation or the Humane Society of Rome.
HEWITT — Hertha A. Hewitt, 88, of Rome, on Feb. 13, 2017.
Private services. No calling hours.
Contributions to the Rome Humane Society.
Arrangements by the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St.
JOSLIN — Tracy D. Joslin, 55, of Lake Clear, formerly of Rome, on Feb. 11, 2017.
Spring services will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Lake Clear.
LaVANCHER — Ruth I. LaVancher, 98, formerly of Camden, on Feb 9, 2017.
Services 1 p.m. Sunday at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery. Calling hour noon-1 p.m. Sunday.
MESSENGER — Steven E. Messenger, 68, of Rome, on Feb. 11, 2017.
Services 6 p.m. Friday at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Whitesboro. Spring burial Townsend Cemetery in Stittville. Calling hours 4-6 p.m. Friday.
RUBLE — Bradley A. Ruble Sr., 62, of Westmoreland, on Feb. 13, 2017.
Services 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St. Burial at the convenience of the family. Calling hours 2-6 p.m. Thursday.
Contributions to the Stanwix Heights Volunteer Fire Dept., the Rome Rescue Mission, or YABA.
SCHWEINSBERG — Barbara J. Schweinsberg, 91, of Boonville, on Feb. 14, 2017.
Services 11 a.m. Saturday at the Boonville United Methodist Church. Spring burial Boonville Cemetery. No calling hours.
Contributions to Boonville United Methodist Church, Ann St., Boonville, NY 13309, or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements in care of Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler St., Boonville.
SHILLING — Eric Wayne Shilling, 51, of Stittville, on Feb. 10, 2017.
Arrangements by Ackley-Mills Funeral Home, Remsen.
VON MATT — William P. Von Matt, 66, of Lee Center, on Feb. 13, 2017.
Services 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Church in Lee Center. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. Calling hours 4-7 p.m. Friday at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St., Rome.
Contributions to St. Joseph’s Church.
WALKER — Vernon M. Walker Jr., 66, of Blossvale, on Feb 14, 2017.
Services 6 p.m. Saturday at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden. Calling hours 3-6 p.m. Saturday.