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Boonville-Richard J. Charbonneau , 82, passed away on January 13, 2021 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Boonville, N.Y. on March 2, 1938 a son of Louis and Vera Jenks Charbonneau. He graduated from Boonville High School and then furthered his education at Wanakeena Forestry School.

He married Karen Roberts on January 17, 1959 in Boonville,  this was of blessed union of 62 years.

Richard was employed with the U.S. Post office for many years and retired from the Boonville Post Office as Postmaster in 1993. He was an Avid outdoorsman where he enjoyed Hunting and playing Golf. Richard coached and umpired Babe Ruth . He enjoyed Baseball particularly the Yankees.  He was a civic minded man who gave to his community by serving on the Boonville Ambulance as an Emergency Medical Technician from May 1963 to July 1988. He answered 1886 calls during a period of 25 years. Richard had a sense of humor and one liners, When asked how he was doing, he would respond by saying “ Strong, Brave and Handsome”

Surviving are his wife Karen, 4 sons and daughters in law, Jerry and Jeri Charbonneau,  Forestport,  Dana and Anne Charbonneau, Trevor and Carey Charbonneau, Ryan and Michele Charbonneau, all of Boonville.  2 daughters and sons in law, Tara and Dennis Silliman, Boonville, Jill and Kevin Powers, Troy N.Y. many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Julie on July 11, 2013 and 2 brothers Douglas and William Charbonneau.  The family would like to thank Sunset Nursing  Home , especially Nicki on C wing for all the love and care shown to Richard over the past 3 years.

A service will be held privately at a later date, there are no calling hours.  Contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens  Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis , TN 38105-9959

 Mills Funeral Home , Boonville has been entrusted with arrangements. For an on line message of sympathy please go to

Clinton, Formerly of Boonville- Mary Ward Kellogg, of Roberts Road, wife of Robert and former longtime resident of Boon St. Boonville and hairdresser in Boonville, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Waterville Residential Care Center.


Mary was born in Constableville, on August 15, 1951, a daughter of Henry and Jessie Swartout Ward.  She attended South Lewis Central School where she graduated from high school and BOCES, where she majored in cosmetology and hairdressing, with the Class of 1969.  Thereafter Mary furthered her education attending Utica School of Beauty Culture and during her long career as hairdresser and cosmetician, she attended many classes to perfect her skills in hairdressing.


Upon graduating from high school, Mary began her career with Clair Schantz at the Margo Beauty Shop in Lowville, before she opened a hair salon on Rt. 12 near Boonville, later moving her business, named the Hair Spa, to Main St. in Boonville.  Later she purchased the 2 store front/apartment building where she operated her beauty shop for over 40 years, until a fire destroyed her buildings on March 27, 2013.  Afterwards Mary relocated to the Hair Company on Main St., Boonville, until retiring.  


On November 22, 2014, Mary married Robert Kellogg and they lived in Clinton until she entered the residential facility.  Robert showed warm loving care to Mary during her final years.  


Mary will be fondly remembered for all of the joy and beauty which she spread to her family, friends and customers and to all of the Boonville area throughout her life.  


Mary is survived by her loving husband, Robert Kellogg, Clinton, NY; daughters, Melissa (Bud) Albin, Oriskany, NY, Michelle (Karl) Albenga, Cape Coral Florida; two beautiful granddaughters, Skylar and Kennedy, Oriskany; five brothers and four sisters, Vincent (Linda) Ward, Charlie (Cindy) Ward, Dave (Cathy) Ward, Bernie (Peggy) Ward, Berniece (George) Kraeger, all of Constableville, Beverly Metott, Camden, Barb (Richard) Hayes, Steve Ward, Linda (Howie) Haig, all of Constableville and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  


Due to the current health concerns, a Memorial Mass will be held privately at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville with interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Constableville. There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Company, P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309 or to a charity of your choice.  Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.  


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Lowville- Glenn Olmstead, 90, of River St., husband of Patricia Ann Edick and a former longtime resident of Chase Lake Road, Chase Lake, passed away at his home on Friday, January 8, 2020, while under the loving care of his wife, family and hospice.


Glenn was born in Utica, on February 22, 1930, a son of Milo and Rosamond Murray Olmstead.  He grew up in the vicinity of Martinsburg, receiving his education at rural schools and at General Martin School.  From 1949, until his honorable discharge in May, 1953, Mr. Olmstead served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict era.  After serving his country, he returned to the Lowville area and was employed for two years at The NYS Tree Nursery in Dadville.


For many years Mr. Olmstead was a self-employed logger in the Lowville area.  


On November 5, 1949, Glenn was united in marriage with Patricia Ann Edick, in Martinsburg.  Thereafter the couple lived in Lowville until 1957, when they constructed their home on Chase Lake Road, Town of Watson, where they resided until 2009, when they moved to their present home in Lowville.


In addition to his wife of 71 years, Patricia Ann, Glenn is survived by a daughter Roxanne Washburn, Branson, MO and a son and daughter in law, Richard G.(Geraldine) Olmstead, Croghan.  He was predeceased by a son, Robin Lee Olmstead, in 1984.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Glenn, Nathan, DeWitt, Jeffrey Olmstead, Fiona and Selina Olmstead and Bruce Washburn and 29 great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by one great granddaughter, Cassia Olmstead. Also surviving is one brother and sister in law, Brian (Joyce) Olmstead, Lowville.  He was predeceased by four brothers, Reginald, Murray, Marshall and David.  


Funeral Services will be held in the spring in Beeches Bridge Cemetery, Town of Watson.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266, Lowville, New York 13367.  Arrangements for Mr. Olmstead are in care of Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville.  


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Carthage/Port Leyden-Keith L. Ernst, 87, of Meadow Brook Terrace, Carthage, passed away on January 11, 2021 at Carthage Hospital. 

He was born in the town of Leyden (Locust Grove) on November 7, 1933, a son of Nelson T. and Bertha Kotary Ernst. He grew up in Locust Grove where he attended a one room school house where his mother was the teacher. He continued his high school education at Port Leyden High school graduating with the class of 1951.

He was employed at Ethan-Allen of Boonville in the wood planer department, retiring in 1986. Keith was also employed at Bailey’s Feed Mill of Boonville for a time as well. He married Karen Kirk on June 6, 1964 at St. Martin’s Church in Port Leyden. The couple divorced in 1978. Keith served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, watching old westerns, and spending time with his family, especially his daughter and grandkids.

Surviving are his daughter, Tina Ernst (Glenfield); two grandchildren, Shawnee Hill (Glenfield), and Keith Maher (Boonville). He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Larry Ernst on February 17, 2017, and an infant brother at birth.

A memorial mass will be held on Thursday January 14, 2021 at 11 A.M. at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Port Leyden, with Rev. Lawrence Marullo as celebrant. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Arrangements are by Mills Funeral Home, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy, please go to

CROGHAN – Shannon L. Bush Waldron, 51, of Soft Maple Road, Croghan, passed away Friday evening, January 8, 2021 at the Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse.

Services will be held in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Croghan Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, P.O. Box 405, Croghan, NY 13327.  Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Shannon is survived by her beloved husband of 28 years, Loren; her cherished son, Hunter; her parents, Bernard and Barbara Bush of Lowville; her siblings, Duane (Jan) Bush of Wisconsin; Kimberly (Larry) Ritz of Croghan; Michael (Chris) Bush of Lowville; David (Cathy) Bush of Missouri; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her sisters-in-law, Debbie and Lisa.  She is predeceased by her maternal grandparents, William and Hilda Smith; and paternal grandparents, Henry and Frances Bush.

Shannon was born February 6, 1969, in Lowville, NY, a daughter of Bernard and Barbara Smith Bush.  Shannon graduated from Lowville Academy in the class of 1987 and attended SUNY Cobleskill for floral culture and design.  She worked a short time at local flower shops.  She worked for Kraft in Lowville while in school.  Shannon went back to work at Kraft after college, where she currently worked as Materials Coordinator.  On June 6, 1992, she married Loren Waldron Jr. at St. James Catholic Church, Carthage. 

Shannon was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville.  She was a member of Croghan Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, where she served as secretary.  Shannon was on the care team at Kraft and was in charge of the Kraft booth in the dairy building at the Lewis County Fair.  She also was in charge of the Kraft employee product sale.  Shannon loved her Kraft family and Loren’s Croghan Meat Market family.  Shannon loved to travel and attend Hunter’s races.  Shannon, Loren and Hunter loved their racing family.  Shannon enjoyed the outdoors and her dogs; she also enjoyed playing games and visiting with her neighbors; her computer; and most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Shannon had a huge smile and loved people.  She lit up the room with her laughter and personality.  Shannon was a true giver and will be forever missed.

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