Jan. 24, 1954 — Jan. 17, 2020 BUSKIRK — Timothy R. Flynn, 65, of Buskirk, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at his residence.
Born Jan. 24, 1954 in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Willard and Marjorie (Tate) Flynn. Tim graduated from Cambridge Central School. He held various jobs as a self-taught computer programmer, until landing at Global-Z International where he has been for more than 20 years. Professionally, he took the abstract and made it concrete, often with a bit of wit mixed in for good measure.
Anyone that knew Tim knew that one thing mattered to him above all else, his family. Whether you were a brother, sister, cousin, or grandson in need, he would drop anything at a moment’s notice to lend a hand. From physics projects to batting practice, Tim was always there to help. Even if he wasn’t particularly good at the thing you needed a hand with, he would at least show up. More often than not though, he was more than good. He was exactly the person you needed. Humble, curious, and witty, likely found pacing somewhere in the outfield. That was Tim.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne Prouty Flynn who passed away in 2004 and a brother, Willard Flynn.
Tim is survived by his children, Matthew (Desiree Wheeler) Flynn of Statesville, North Carolina, Andrew (Rebecca) Flynn of Cambridge and Nathaniel (Christina Green) Flynn of Troy. He is also survived by a grandson, Ari Flynn; his siblings, Michael (Patricia) Flynn of Jamestown, New York, John Flynn of Albany, Patricia (David) Hall of Crown Point, Kathleen Flynn of Saratoga Springs, Mary (Steve) Gifford of Buskirk, Dennis (Nancy) Flynn of Buskirk and Daniel (Bette Lee) Flynn of Troy; his father and mother-in-law, Harold and Elizabeth Prouty of Bennington and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home, 73 W. Main St., Cambridge.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at St. Patrick’s Church, 17 S. Park St., Cambridge with Tim’s cousin, the Rev. James Walsh officiating.
Interment will be in the spring at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Cambridge.
Memorial contributions in memory of Tim may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, BRCF.ORG
July 25, 1940 — Jan. 17, 2020 ARGYLE — Thomas J. O’Donnell, 79, a long time Hudson Falls resident, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, after a short illness.
Born on July 25, 1940 in Cadyville, he was the son of the late James J. and Anne (Corrigan) O’Donnell.
Tom was a 1960 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Glens Falls. From 1960 until 1964, he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. Tom retired from Ciba Geigy after working more than 20 years.
Quoted from Tom’s high school yearbook, which still rings true today, “Melting smile, a familiar sight in the driver’s seat, great in personality and stature, well-developed sense of humor, attentive, reliable.” He will be greatly missed.
Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Bowyer.
Survivors include his two sons, Michael O’Donnell of Lake George and Scott O’Donnell of Gainesville, Florida; his daughter, Maureen O’Donnell of Argyle; his beloved grandson, Sully O’Donnell; his sisters, Kathleen O’Donnell of Glens Falls, Mary Enhorning of Queensbury and Katherine Frederick (Warren) of Clifton Park; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Robert Powhida, officiating.
The Rite of Committal will take place in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Edward.
Memorial donations in memory of Tom can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828, or the SPCA of Upstate New York, 588 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804.
Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
Sept. 8, 1932 — Jan. 17, 2020 NORTHVILLE/JOHNSBURG — Levi C. Mosher, 87, of South Johnsburg Road, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, New York. He died peacefully of natural causes and he remained strong willed and of sound mind right up to the end.
Born on Sept. 8, 1932 in Thurman, New York, he was the son of the late Fannie Galusha and Louis Mosher Sr. He attended Johnsburg Central School and owned his own business, L Mosher and Sons Logging, which allowed him and his sons to work side by side for many years. After leaving the logging business, Levi was employed by E Galusha & Sons LLC. The years he spent working with the Galusha’s brought many happy years doing something he loved and being close to extended family until he had to give this passion up at the age of 84. Levi was a man who enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with friends and family when he wasn’t working. He was a logger and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling with friends and family. He had a true passion for pony pulling and going to fairs. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle “Trike” with his family. He also enjoyed the casino. These are the things that kept Levi happy and occupied after losing his wife. Levi was very compassionate and had a big heart for animals big and small. He enjoyed sneaking treats and table scraps to his K-9 friends Snoopy, Tippy and Jasmin.
He married Patricia A. Dalaba, who predeceased him on Feb. 23, 2011. They resided on South Johnsburg Road in Johnsburg. When they both retired, they had a dual residence in Zephyrhills, Florida where they would spend their winters to escape the cold.
Levi was a man of few words, although anyone who had contact with him was attracted to his genuine and loving demeanor. He was a generous man and would give his shirt off his back or his last dollar to assist his friends or family. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.
Besides his wife and his parents, Levi was predeceased by three brothers, Henry, Walter and Louis Mosher Jr.
Levi’s survivors include his five loving children and their families.
He is survived by his daughter, Angie Dimick and her husband, LeGrande “Butch” Dimick, and their daughter, Laurie Dimick and her companion, Brendan Twomey, and their son, Devin Dimick, and their daughter, Wendy Ferguson and her husband Paul, and daughter, Ashley all of Edinburg, New York; his daughter Lucinda “Cindy” Holdridge and her husband, Carl, of Ohio; his daughter Leisha Davis, and her husband, Peter, and their son Brent Davis and his wife, Abigail “Abi”, and their son Peter “Petey” Davis all of Columbia, South Carolina, son, Tyler Davis and his fiancé, Margaret “Meg” Backwinkle of Charlotte, North Carolina; his son, Raymond and his wife, Tricia, and their daughter, Kelsey, and their son Darrin of Broadalbin, New York, their daughter Kristen and her companion Kyle, of Athol, New York; and his son, James of Edinburg and his daughters, Hillarie and Hannah.
Levi is also survived by his siblings and their families. His brothers, Roger, Edward and his wife, Jen; his sisters, Wilma LaFond and her husband Gene, Viola Watson and her husband Craig, Eva Conway, and Darlene Coulter and her husband, John; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins which are so extensive it’s difficult to list them all.
At the request of Levi, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. The family will have a graveside service for Levi in the summer of 2020 and the details will follow at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Edinburg Ambulance Squad as a gift of thanks for the many times they transported Levi to the hospital for immediate care. Donations can be sent to Edinburg Emergency Squad P.O. Box 904, Northville NY 12134 in memory of Levi Mosher.
July 22, 1922 — Jan. 19, 2020 CORINTH — Bessie L. Ward, 97, a longtime resident of West Maple Street, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at The Jesse in Corinth following a brief illness.
Born on July 22, 1922 in Day, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Violet (White) Pixley.
She graduated from Hadley-Luzerne High School in 1941.
Bessie then married Thomas O. Ward on Aug. 30, 1941 in Corinth, and the couple resided on West Maple Street for many years. He passed away Aug. 30, 1992, following 50 years of marriage.
She was employed for many years at the Cluett-Peabody Shirt Factory in Corinth. She also helped her husband run Ward’s Grocery on Hamilton Avenue in Corinth for several years.
Bessie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corinth for several years.
She enjoyed quilting and cross stich. She was a loving and nurturing Mother and lived her entire life for her family.
Besides her husband and her parents, she was also predeceased by several siblings, Milton Pixley, Mildred Allen, Viola Mosher, Josie Pixley, Evero Pixley, Lewis Pixley, and Helen Allen.
Survivors include three children, Thomas G. Ward (Kathy) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Frank C. Ward (Jean) of Corinth, and Becky L. Palmer (Norm) of Lockport; five grandchildren, Matthew Ward (Kelly) of Bloomfield, Alyson Parker (James) of Avon, Kalyn Ward of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sarah Jacon (Scott) of Geneva, and Rachel Jackson of Corinth; nine great-grandchildren, Gabe, Nathan, Isaiah, Cameron, Hannah, Nate, Emily, Amelia and Alivia; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Corinth Rural Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.
The family wishes to thank the staff at The Jesse for their kindness and care given to her during her stay and a special thank you to her good friends at Adam Lawrence Apartments in Corinth.
The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Densmore Funeral Home, Inc, 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.
BOLTON LANDING — Thomas Emanuele Curri, formerly of Bolton Landing, passed away on Jan. 19, 2020 in Palm Coast, Florida, just days shy of his 91st birthday.
Born on Jan. 22, 1929, in Cortland, New York, Mr. Curri was the son of Emanuele and Assunta (Verrico) Curri. After graduating from Cortland High School and also from Cortland State Teacher’s College (now SUNY Cortland), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Education, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the American Spirit Honor Medal while with the Army Corps of Engineers. After returning from service in the Korean War, Mr. Curri married his college sweetheart, Theta (Swinton) Curri, to whom he was married for 62 years. He earned his master’s degree in Education from Syracuse University where he also studied for his doctorate’s degree.
Mr. Curri began his educational career as a teacher at Randall Elementary School in Cortland before serving as the principal at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Auburn, New York. Then, as the principal at the Cortland State Campus School, he earned a reputation as an educational innovator and troubleshooter, which he built upon as the principal at Cortland Junior High School. In 1970, he and his family moved to Bolton Landing, his wife’s hometown, when he became superintendent and principal for the Bolton Central School District where he served two generations of Bolton’s students. After retiring from Bolton in 1984, Mr. Curri was a sought-after educational specialist for New York state schools who assisted in administrative transitions at Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School, Corinth Central, Fort Ann Central and Putnam Central Schools.
Outside of school, Mr. Curri was an avid volunteer for youth, always opening Bolton Central School on the weekends as a recreation center for students, chaperoning weekly ski-bus trips to Gore Mountain and taking students on college exploration trips. During the summer, he could be found on his beloved Triumph motorcycle and at local tennis courts. He was a long-time member of the Bolton Volunteer Fire Department, Bolton Legion Hall and Lake George Floating Classroom. In his spare time, Mr. Curri cultivated a large vegetable garden to stock his free roadside garden stand which had a sign reading “Hi neighbor, help yourself.” He will be remembered for his dedication to the education of Bolton’s youth and for his willingness to help a friend.
In addition to his parents and a sister, Beatrice Compagni Cain, Mr. Curri is predeceased by his wife, Theta. He is survived by his five children, Scott (Diane) of Queenbury, Kristen Valentine (Art) of Palm Coast, Florida, Mark of Bolton, Lonnie (John Branski) of Wyandotte, Michigan, and Theta (the late Gary) Maille of Bolton. He will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Joshua Curri-Brimhall, Rin Curri Westphal, Peter and Christopher Seymour and Cassandra Morin; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
At Mr. Curri’s own request, no memorial services are scheduled at this time, and his family will gather at a later date in a private ceremony to commemorate his life and legacy.