Monday, October 24

David J. Bochniak

October 20, 1961  –  October 15, 2022

David J. Bochniak, 60, of Westmoreland, died October 15, 2022. He was born October 20, 1961 in New Hartford, the son of Stanley J. and Virginia (Tilbe) Bochniak. David attended Westmoreland Central School. He was a talented contractor, who loved to putter and could fix or build just about anything. He is survived by his mother, Virginia; his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Stanley “Rick” and Wendy, Donald, Linda and Dan, Sharon and Rob, Christine and Doug, Janet and Bobby, Peter, Barbara, Paula and Ed, and Gary; many nieces and nephews. David was especially close to his great-niece Skylar.–J.–Bochniak?obId=26168817#/celebrationWall


April 7, 1947 —October 18, 2022
Vernon- H. Marie Rycraft, age 75,
She was born on April 7, 1947 in Utica, NY, a daughter of the late James C. Rycraft Sr. and the late Helen Doane and was a graduate of Utica Free Academy. For many years she worked as a groom at Vernon Downs with the Jay sears Stable and later in her career was a home health aide with the Oneida County Department of Health. In her spare time she enjoyed writing poetry and short stories and making dolls. Her favorite animals were otters and swans. Marie was a faith filled member of Holy Family Church of Vernon and served as a lector at the Saturday vigil masses. She is survived by many friends.

Gloria Klein

December 17, 1930 — October 18, 2022

Mrs. Gloria (Belmont) Klein, age 91, of Utica, passed away on Tuesday October 18, 2022, at the Masonic Care Community with the love and support of her family. She was born in Utica on December 17, 1930, a daughter of the late Leo and Lena Mattia Belmont and was educated in local schools. On May 19, 1952, she was married to Lester J. Klein in St. Agnes Church, a blessed union of 52 years until his passing on January 6, 2005. Gloria and Lester were a loving couple who enjoyed traveling and their family. Gloria’s greatest joy in life was her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her memory will forever live in their hearts.

Shirley A. Bendura

February 15, 1929 — October 18, 2022
Shirley A. Bendura, 93,
of Granville Hill Rd., Sherburne, NY, She was born on February 15, 1929 in Geneva, NY, a daughter of Carlton and Melvina West Dickerson. She was a graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy (OFA) and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Tusculum University in Greenville, TN. On August 28, 1954, Shirley was united in marriage to Robert F. Bendura in Sherburne. They shared a loving union of over 61 years until he predeceased her on June 28, 2016. She loved gardening, quilting, doing jigsaw puzzles and adult coloring books. She was pure of heart, kind, loving and generous. Her family meant everything to her and her wonderful smile was ever-present.

June Lloyd Stolarczyk

October 11, 2022
She was born in Utica, NY, a daughter of the late Clarence and Beatrice (Baldwin) Lloyd. She lived in Deansboro most of her life before moving to Clinton. June graduated from Waterville Central School and Utica School of Commerce. She was employed at the Waterville Memorial Park School for 31 years and retired in 2003. June also worked part-time for Utica-Rome Bus Co as a tour escort, enjoying trips around the country, meeting new folks along the way, and making lasting friendships. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Deansboro. June was a loving mom to her four children. She is survived by two sons, Brian and Mark and Paula Stolarczyk, both of Madison; two daughters, Ann Burns of NC and Carol and Curt Shaw of Clinton; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and another due any day; a sister, Marilyn and Louis Spina of Deansboro; sisters-in-law, Joyce Lloyd of Deansboro, Pam Lloyd of Clinton and Alice Kolwaite of Whitesboro; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers Donald and Fay Lloyd.–Stolarczyk?obId=26168812#/celebrationWall



Village of Waterville
Waterville Central School District
Waterville First
Waterville Public Library


From Route20Catholic:

Waterville Historical Society:

The story of the Tower Family presented by Wade Lallier had a great turnout. Thank you Wade Lallier and we look forward to when you’re ready to tell us about Part 2 of the Tower Family.

Food Bank of CNY October Food Sense Menu:

From: Barton Hose Company

“Having a garage sale, cleaning out a house, a basement or a garage?
Please keep the Barton Hose Company’s Annual Donation Auction in mind.
Contact Bob at 315-316-6000 to arrange pick up of your items.
Please no books, clothing, exercise equipment
All items will be up for auction the first Saturday in November.”
Trunk or Treat : Sunday October 30th 2-4 PM at the Deansboro Town Barn.

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

Village Of Waterville:

Get ready for the 34th annual Parade of Lights! Our theme is A Griswold Christmas. If you’d like to participate in the parade, please line up on Putnam Street facing the park. Floats with lots of lights and music are strongly encouraged. Like last year, we will end at the park where Santa will be waiting. We encourage all Main Street businesses to decorate, too (lots of lights, please)! The parade will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 6:30.

Boy Scouts Troop 108:

Waterville Blood Drive:

A blood shortage? Now that’s a SCARY thought! 😱🧛♂️ 🩸 Yesterday, the Red Cross announced an EMERGENCY NEED for type O blood. The Red Cross is asking donors to CARVE out a time to give ASAP so we don’t let the blood supply FALL🍂🎃

Donors who give 10/16-11/22 will receive a $10 eGift Card to their choice of hundreds of merchants!

Please help the us meet our blood collection goal and ensure there are enough units for all patients by sharing the attached flyer to your company, personal or any community social media pages. Social media is a fast, free & efficient way to reach donors in every community!

To make it easy for donors to schedule their donation appointment, please include the following direct scheduling link  with your post:

I really appreciate you taking the time to read this and I hope you will consider supporting the American Red Cross by sharing the link and attached flyer with your community networks!

First barrel ride down Niagara Falls

“On October 24, 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to successfully take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. After her husband died in the Civil War, the New York-born Taylor moved all over the U. S. before settling in Bay City, Michigan, around 1898. In July 1901, while reading an article about the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, she learned of the growing popularity of two enormous waterfalls located on the border of upstate New York and Canada. Strapped for cash and seeking fame, Taylor came up with the perfect attention-getting stunt: She would go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.” To read more, click the link:

Meanwhile, on Sanger Avenue, all eyes are once again on the front yard of #188 ……
……..  where the first of about 300 Jack o’ Lanterns, carved by Matt Jurczak and his crew, are now on display.
This picture is from the ‘At home in the Huddle’ back in 2014!! To read the full Blog post from 2014, click this link:


Our Third annual Halloween Trail was a HUGE success! A big thanks to MPS PTA, Waterville Rotary Club, all of our individual and community volunteers, Connected Community Schools, Project Hope, Waterville Volunteer Fire department, Waterville Ladies Auxiliary, Boy Scouts, Head Over Heals Athletics, DJ Bob DeCarr, and the awesome stations of Face painting, Honeydukes, Ghost Alley, Haunted Mystery Box and the Magic Forrest! Check out our Facebook page for ALL of the Halloween Trail pictures!

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