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Robert Luke

Oct 18, 1934 - Oct 18, 2023

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Ilion, NY

Ilion - Lieutenant Commander Robert A. Luke, USN, (Ret. ) passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, on October 17, 2023. R. A. , as he was known by all, was born on October 29, 1934, in Ilion, NY, to Dr. Robert and Elizabeth Luke. Following graduating from Ilion HS, R. A. spent one year at Hobart College before receiving a commission to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. While at the Academy, R. A. played a year of football for Navy and 4 years of l...Read More

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Robert E. Lane

Jul 30, 1955 - Feb 16, 2024

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Ilion, NY

"ILION – Known by everyone as a kind man with a huge heart, Robert E. Lane joined his heavenly father on February 16, 2024. He cared about everyone and would love that persona and sentiment to live on through all of us. He was born on July 30, 1955, in Herkimer, the son of Clifford J. and Mildred (Forlano) Lane. Bob graduated from Ilion High School in 1973. He served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1979, and was a proud Veteran. He rounded out his education with a Bachelors and Masters Degree from SUNY Tech Utica-Rome. He spent his career in public service with Herkimer Community College and SUNY Morrisville, as well as both Ilion and Frankfort Police Depts and various other jobs outside of his public service including Remington Arms Co., Heidelburg Bakery and Human Technology. He shared his love and knowledge of sports by coaching Pop Warner and track for many years. Surviving family members include his two sons, whom he shared with his previous wife of 20 years, Christine (Rowland) Lane, Robert E. Lane, II, of Glenmont NY, and Ryan Lane and his wife, Laura, of Dansville, NY; his brothers and sisters, Jackie Lane Foster and her husband, Sam, Carl Lane, Clifford Lane, Jr. and his wife, Donna, Theresa Lane Perry and her husband, Bob, Elaine Lane, Dorothy Lane Knapik and her husband, Paul, Marilyn Lane Kane and her husband, Ron, Anna Lane and Fred Beach, Tina Lane Dumaplin and her husband, Fred; his grandchildren, Nolan, Molly and Mason Lane; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Like a second family, he also leaves behind his friends and community from Stewarts and The Valley. A Celebration of Bob’s “Tiny’s” Life, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., at the Ilion Knights of Columbus, West St., Ilion. There will be a register book to sign at the entrance, keepsake prayer cards available for family members and friends, along with a box for cards and envelopes. Burial will be held later this spring, at Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Bob “Tiny”, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com Bob’s service arrangements and supervision are entrusted to his long-time friend and Family Funeral Director, Don Applegate, at the Applegate-Day \u0026amp; Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location, at 102 West St., Ilion, NY 13357 (315-895-7722)."

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Thomas F. Groom

Apr 18, 1949 - Feb 16, 2024

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Ilion, NY

"ILION – Thomas F. Groom, 74, of East North Street, Ilion, passed away, February 16, 2024, at his home, with his family at his side. He was a Native of Herkimer, NY. There are no services. Arrangements are with Enea, Ciaccia \u0026amp; Applegate Funeral Directors, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, NY (315) 894-8000."

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Richard John Newton II

Jul 31, 1957 - Feb 06, 2024

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Ilion, NY

"ILION - Richard John Newton II, 66, of Ilion, New York, played his last game of pool and stood up for the first time in over 30 years after hearing the summons of the universe calling him home on February 6, 2024. He was born on July 31, 1957, in Rome, New York, the youngest of four. Richard, known by all as Rick, will be remembered for his love for his family, his passion for tinkering in his garage, his enjoyment of loud classic rock, playing pool, his warm and sociable nature and refusing to let his limitations stop him from living his best life. Rick is survived by his five beloved daughters: Amanda Jene, Bethany Jill, Melissa Jae, Jessica June Lois and Roxsan Janel. He was a cherished grandfather to many grandchildren. Rick also leaves behind his two sisters; a bunch of nieces and nephews; and his close group of friends, The Garage Crew, with whom he spent many memorable moments. Rick was predeceased by his father, Richard John Newton; his mother, Betty June (O\u0027Brien) Bailey; his grandson, Nicholas; his sister, Cindy; his niece, Melinda; as well as his nephew, Todd, whom he held dear. As a child, Rick had traveled the world visiting 48 States and living in Japan for 3 years before settling in the Central New York area, choosing to raise his family in the Mohawk Valley, that he called home. Rick graduated from West Canada Valley High School in 1976. He was known for his dedication to his studies and his commitment to learning and for being that long haired rebel barred from graduation because he refused to cut his hair. As an adult, his sharp and creative mind led him down the path of electromechanical engineering, foregoing college and learning the trade through experience. In his later years, he used those skills to customize his environment to suit his needs, believing that nothing was impossible. He was passionate about sharing his knowledge with others, especially his daughters and grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Rick is being planned and that information will be available soon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rick’s name to Catholic Charities of Herkimer County, 61 West St., Ilion, New York 13357. Rick’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Enea \u0026amp; Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, New York, Enea, Ciaccia \u0026amp; Applegate Funeral Directors (315-894-8000)."

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Susan Anne Nesbitt

Mar 29, 1954 - Feb 05, 2023

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Ilion, NY

ILION – Susan Anne Nesbitt, age 69, formerly of Richfield Springs, passed away peacefully on Monday evening February 5, 2023, at the Grand at Mohawk Valley. She was born on March 29, 1954, in Amsterdam, NY. A daughter of Anne (Kretser) Swank of West Burlington and the late John Swank. She was raised and educated in Cooperstown, NY. In 1970 Susan made her dedication to Jehovah God and symbolized that by water baptism. She was married to Gordon Nesbitt in 1972 until his untimely death in May of 1981. Susan was a homemaker who found simple pleasures in life. She enjoyed her home and family time, especially dining out. Her grandsons were a great pride and joy to her and she loved playing cards with them. She was known as being happy and optimistic. She enjoyed dancing and singing. She was especially fond of Kenny Roger’s music. She fondly talked about her personal invitation/back stage pass with him after a concert she had attended with her daughter and cherished the photo of them together. Even while living in the nursing home the past few years she continued to share her faith and kindness with others. Susan will be sadly missed. Surviving are her mother, Anne Swank of West Burlington, two sons and their wives, David J. and Sarah Nesbitt of Utica, Michael J. and Adrian Nesbitt of Edmond OK, one daughter Rebecca Burton and her husband Eric of Middleburgh, two cherished grandsons, Benjamin and Samuel Nesbitt, three sisters and their husbands, Linda and Phil Paddock of Oneonta, Lorriane and James Briggs of West Burlington, Chris and Tim Lord of Edmeston, and several nieces and nephews. A service will be held on Saturday February 17, 2024, at 3:00pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 585 Trenton Road, Utica. Funeral arrangements are with Fenner Funeral Home, Inc, Herkimer. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Bonnie Jones

Oct 13, 1968 - Jan 26, 2023

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Ilion, NY

"ILION - Born 10/13/1968 in the Town of New Hartford, New York, to Donald and Lavern Jones, Bonnie left this world unexpectedly on 1/26/2023 at her private residence. Bonnie was loved and will be missed by so many. She spent the majority of her life living in upstate NY with the exception of a few years she spent with her sons and grandchildren in Maine, moving home to NY with her Cousin, Debbie Borman by her side, like many times in the past. She enjoyed her life the way she wanted to until the day she left us, peacefully asleep. Bonnie is survived by her son, Joseph and his Daughter, Amyiah(5), Andrew his wife, Anna and their children, Lucian(15), Astrid(14), Isabella(11), Oliver(5), Aurora(2) and Adeline-Rose(2); as well as many of her brothers, sisters, friends and family. Bonnie’s current wish is a brief cremation with no funeral. A celebration of life may be held at a later date. Her arrangements have been entrusted to the Enea \u0026amp; Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, Ilion, New York, Enea, Ciaccia \u0026amp; Applegate, Funeral Directors."

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Jefford D. Seamon

Feb 03, 1963 - Jan 21, 2024

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Ilion, NY

ILION – Jefford “Jeff” D. Seamon age 60 of 99 Sixth Avenue, formerly of Richfield Springs passed away on Sunday Evening January 21, 2024 in The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of the Mohawk Valley in Ilion. Jeff was born on February 3, 1963 in New Berlin a son of the late Devere L. and Margaret L. Fuller Seamon. He was raised and educated in Richfield Springs. He worked as a farm hand for many years and he also was a maintenance man at the Cooperstown Dream Parks. Jefford loved the outdoors, he enjoyed coon and deer hunting. He loved visiting his neighbors and most of all being with his friends and family. He is survived by two brothers; Martin Seamon and Michael Seamon both of Richfield Springs, a sister Sandra Scott of Apopka, Florida and several nieces nephews and cousins. Funeral services for Mr. Seamon will take place this spring. Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Jasper Anthony Pizzo

Jun 13, 1928 - Jan 14, 2024

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Ilion, NY

Jasper Anthony Pizzo Jasper Anthony Pizzo, age 95, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, January 14, 2024, in Ilion, New York. He was born in the Bronx, New York City on June 13, 1928, the son of the late Salvatore (Sam) Pizzo and Mary Domenica (Guiliano) Pizzo. Jasper attended NYC schools and graduated from Frankfort High School. He is survived by and lovingly remembered by his children, stepchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many loving friends. Raised in Frankfort, New York, he proudly served his country for two enlistments with the US Army as a soldier with the Army of the Occupation in Japan and later Korean War and attained the rank of Corporal and was Honorable Discharged on October 3, 1953. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star. Jasper later moved to San Francisco, CA, where he earned his degree in Economics from San Francisco State College. An incredibly forward-thinking man, he had careers in Banking, Consulting, Teaching and Farming. From the West Coast to the East Coast, he never slowed down, residing in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, and finally settling back in his beloved Frankfort. Jasper had a lifelong love of classical music, opera and cinema. Jasper was passionate about traveling and was always planning his next adventure. His graveside service will be held later this spring with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with full Military Honors. A celebration of his life will take place in the spring of this year with details to be announced as soon as arrangements are finalized. His funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J.Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., Frankfort. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Jasper’s online memorial page by going to

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Michele C. Bowen

Dec 10, 1961 - Jan 09, 2024

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Ilion, NY

"ILION – Michele C. Bowen, 62, of the Town of Frankfort, New York, passed away unexpectedly, on January 9, 2024. She was born December 10, 1961, in Utica, New York. She was employed as a collection associate with Crouse – Hinds, Eaton. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Elaine (LaSalle) and Donald Bowen. She is survived by her beloved family: her sister, Julie; her brothers, Michael and Shane; and her nephews, Dylan, Shane, Jr., and Anthony. Her Funeral Service will be a Celebration of Life, in the spring of 2024. Her family planning occurred at the Enea \u0026amp; Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, New York (Town of Frankfort). Michele’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Enea, Ciaccia \u0026amp; Applegate Funeral Directors (315-894-8000)."

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Mary C. Bunce

Dec 25, 1938 - Jan 08, 2024

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Ilion, NY

Mary C. Bunce Ilion – Mrs. Mary C. Bunce, 85, of Ilion passed away Monday, January 8, 2024 in Foltsbrook with her family by her side. She was born in Herkimer, New York on December 25, 1938, the daughter of the late John and Mildred Lucy Macrina. She attended Herkimer schools and graduated from Herkimer High School with the class of 1956. She was married to Earl Hughes in 1958. Earl passed away in 2000. She was later united in marriage to Donald Bunce in 2008 in Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church. Mary was at one time by Chirico’s Grocery Store, Citrate (P&C) as a clerk and lastly as a Sander for Hale Manufacturing, Herkimer, N. Y. She was a communicate of Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church. Mary is survived by her beloved husband, Don; two sons & daughters in law, Richard And Valerie Hughes and Christopher And Cindy Hughes; one daughter & son in law, Mary Ann And Damon Clark; one step son, Scott and his wife, Kelly Bunce; one brother, George Macrina of Herkimer; her sister in law, Karen Macrina; eight grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Kathleen Macrina; one sister, Shirley De Forrest and one brother, John Macrina. Her funeral will be held Monday morning, January 15, 2024 at 10:15 from the V.J.Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc 203 Second Ave., Frankfort and at 11:00 am in Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church, S. Main St. Herkimer, NY where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas . Spring interment will be in Calvary Cemetery Calling hours will be Monday, January 15, 2024 from 9:30 until the time of services at the V.J.Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Her funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer, NY. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Mary’s online memorial page by going to

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Richard Morris

Oct 17, 1954 - Nov 15, 2023

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Ilion, NY

"ILION - Richard W. Morris, affectionately remembered as "Bill", an Ilion resident for his entire life, passed away, November 15, 2023, unexpectedly, at his home in Ilion. He was born on October 17, 1954, in Herkimer, New York, a son of the late Richard and Martha (Davala) Morris. He attended Annunciation School and Ilion High School, class of 1972. He went on to attend SUNY Cobleskill. He enjoyed his family\u0027s camp at Sylvan Beach every summer. His work career was at Remington Arms as a Senior Test Lab Tech. Billy was a superior green thumb and worked at Mohawk Valley Florist over the years helping the Geloso family through holiday arrangements and deliveries. He enjoyed hunting and memberships with the Elks, and Ilion Fish and Game Club. He was the first one to offer to help friends and family. As for family, he was predeceased by his Mother, Martha Davala Morris; his father, Dick Morris; his brother, Steve Morris; and nephew, Michael Klupa. He is survived by his sister, Ann Elizabeth"Betsy" Klupa; his daughter, Melissa DeTota and husband, Justin; his son, Seth Morris and his fiancee, Jessica Rice; his grandchildren, Keeleigh Nutt and Carson Morris; and many nieces and nephews, Scott Morris, Greg Morris, Brian Morris, Kelly Cave, Patrick Klupa, Mary Klupa and Kate Klupa and her husband, Justin. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life, on Sunday, November 26, 2023, from 1:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. , at the Elks Club Lounge, in Ilion. Arrangements for Richard have been entrusted to the Applegate-Day \u0026amp; Enea Family Funeral Home, Ilion, NY, Enea, Ciaccia \u0026amp; Applegate Funeral Directors. "

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