The Toll of Time
John Martin Jr (1938-2022)
Binghamton-John Martin Jr, 87, of Binghamton, New York died April 7, 2022. John spent many years in Arlington, Virginia managing and owning numerous catering businesses. He retired to Binghamton where he operated a catering business, enjoyed golf, and spent much time throwing horseshoes. He was inducted into the Tri County Hall of Fame in 2005. John was an avid animal lover and was "Uncle John" to a beautiful Bernese Mountain dog "Elsa".
John is survived by his loving wife of sixty-six years Nancy and his son Kevin Martin. At John's request, there will be no visitation.
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ANDES - Bill Day passed away on Jan. 26, 2022, following a short illness with his loving family by his side. He was born May 9, 1953, in Arena, to Hilson Day and Rosalind McMannis Barkman. Bill was united in marriage to Laurie Stratton on June 7, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife, Laurie and their children, Beth Day of Missoula, Montana, Roxanne Day and Lewis Rimmer of Little Falls, Forrest Day and Julie Nelson of Andes, Christine Day and Tim Baker of Ilion, Ryan And Mary Little of Jefferson, Elizabeth Little and Ryan Abbate of Andes, and Russell Spatafora of Andes. He is also survived by grandchildren, John, Adam and Levi Smith, Kristin, Joe and Mike Baker and Brittney Sutton, Andrew Day, Jorden Komosinski, Taylor Day, Cameron and Maverick Taylor, and Maryn and Lachlan Little. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren, with baby Taylor on the way; and two furry friends, Bandit and Maisie. Bill was predeceased by his son, Jake Day of Andes. Besides the love for his family, Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseshoes, darts, pool, snowmobiling and organizing events. Bill took great pride hanging flowers, flags, military banners and snowflakes throughout the hamlet of Andes for the Stars and Stripes Beautification Project. Bill organized and served as president of the Central Catskills Trail Association for the past 20 years. He developed some of the first NYS trails in the Delaware County area and he coached the boys JV basketball team at Andes Central School from 2000 to 2003. Before moving to Andes, Bill lived in Stratford where he took on the position of president of the Stratford Fish and Game Club. He devoted much of his free time and weekends to planning events to raise money to stock the area streams. Today, many still enjoy fishing those streams thanks to all of Bill's efforts. Bill also started his roofing and home improvement business during this time which he managed for more than 40 years. Many of you knew him as the first person to welcome you when visiting Andes for the first time and for his infamous Christmas parties at the Barn. And, of course, his many "Billisms" that we knew him so well for. Bill was always there to offer help to others. He will be greatly missed. At Bill's request, there will be no services. He preferred to be remembered for all the good times with a party. The family has planned a celebration of life from 1 to 5 p.m., Feb. 12, at Dolgeville Rod and Gun Club, 697 Peckville Road, Dolgeville. There will be food, beverages and music by his favorite band, The Roundhouse Rockers, playing some of his favorite tunes. This summer, a celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Andes Hotel on a date to be determined.
A Funeral Mass for Albert “Zeke” J. Montroy, age 85 of Ogdensburg, will be held at 2:00pm on Monday (March 1, 2021) at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Entombment will follow at Foxwood Memorial Park.
Calling hours will be held also on Monday from 11:00am to 1:30pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. Montroy passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday February 24, 2021.
Surviving is his wife Pat; two sons Daniel (Jacqueline) Montroy of New York City and Gary Montroy of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter Patty Pothier of Ogdensburg; grandchildren Janelle Pothier, Gaetan Pothier, Dylan Montroy, Crystal Montroy and Justin Montroy; several great-grandchildren; a brother Leonard (Bernice) Montroy of Ogdensburg; a sister Mary Beard of Ogdensburg and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
Zeke was born on February 19, 1936 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of the late Albert & Elizabeth (Perkins) Montroy. He attended St. Mary’s Academy, and later graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy. He married Patricia Gallup on May 17, 1958 at the Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church in Watertown. He was a loving husband for 62 years, a devoted father, grandfather and friend to many who will be dearly missed.
During his career he was employed on the St. Lawrence Seaway, Diamond National and later as a Postal Carrier in Ogdensburg where he was shop steward until his retirement in 1996. In the years since he had begun a second career as an electrician with his good friend Sam Rapin.
Zeke was an avid sportsman that enjoyed playing basketball, volleyball, softball, watching NASCAR and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events
He was recognized for his unwavering talents bowling when he won numerous titles and championships; and throwing horseshoes where he was inducted into the Horseshoe Hall of Fame and held the title of 3rd in the world. He was instrumental in the conception and construction of the Greenbelt Horseshoe League here in Ogdensburg and was a Pittsburgh Steelers football and NY Mets baseball fan. For many years he was a member of the Cranberry lake Fish and Game Club with his father Albert.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish, 415 Hamilton Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
Ray passed away this afternoon Sunday, October 13th, as soon as obituary is available I will post details.
Robert was born on November 19, 1926 and passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Robert was a resident of Walton, New York at the time of passing. Bob was educated in Sidney and graduated from Sidney High School in 1946. The family will receive friends from 11:00AM to 1:00PM on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St, Walton, NY. Memorial service will immediately follow with internment at Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Ave, Walton, NY. Memorial donations in Robert's memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River St. Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820.