Archive for March, 2012

Nicholas E. Gardinier 03/13/2012

March 16th, 2012 1 comment

nicholas gardinierNicholas E. Gardinier

Nicholas Gardinier, 65, died on March 13th, at his home in Old DeKalb after a year long battle with esophageal cancer.

Nick was born in Mt.Kisco, NY to W.Ivan and Ethel K. Gardinier. He graduated from Lockport High School in 1964 and SUNY School of Forestry, Syracuse in 1969. After a brief teaching career, Nick moved to St Lawrence County in 1972. He married Bonnie Tyner July 16, 1976 and moved to their present home of 35 years in Dekalb. Nick worked as a general contractor who restored and built houses and buildings all over St. Lawrence County. Nick was known and respected by his friends and neighbors as a person of great integrity, deep generosity and committed civic participations. As a boy, Nick loved spending summers at the Gardinier family farm in Deposit, NY, fishing the Delaware River and hunting. He carried this love of the outdoors and rural living throughout his life. He also had a passion for the sciences, and spent much of his time reading about astrophysics. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, his daughter Audrey, his sister Phyllis Gardinier, of Ballston Spa, and Bonnie’s family in Indiana.

Because of his wish to have his remains given for anatomical research, there will be no calling hours, or funeral service. The family and friends of Nick will celebrate his life in a memorial service at a yet to be determined date. Memorial contributions may be made to: North Country Public Radio,Canton, NY 13617 or Angel Flight NE,492 Sutton Street, Andover, MA 01845.

James E. Brice Sr. 03/11/2012

March 12th, 2012 17 comments

James E. Brice Sr., 93, of Old DeKalb, died, Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family and his caregiver Martha Typhair. Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 14th , 10 am – 12 PM at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, the funeral service will follow at 12PM, Reverend William Hart and Chaplin Rob Schrimer will be officiating. He will be buried in the Old DeKalb Cemetery. Jim is survived by his son, James E. Brice Jr. (Debra), DeKalb Junction, Marsha (Floyd) Koerner, of Barker, Carol (Michael) Fenlong, Helen Woods, and Cynthia Morrow, all of DeKalb Junction, Jane (Michael) Costello, Richmond, VA, Emily (Thomas) Grant, Lisbon, Jeanette (Thomas) Brock, Jordan, Marilyn (Michael) Peabody, Hermon, 24 grandchildren, several great and step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Eugene, and Andrew Brice, a sister Harriet Shimpeno . Jim was born November 12, 1918 in his family home on the Brice Road, until he moved to his current home in 1982, the son of William and Sarah Rowland Brice. He graduated from DeKalb Junction High School and the Hemphill Diesel Engineering School in NYC. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Rice on October 12, 1941, at the Norfolk Methodist Parsonage by Reverend Frank Brown, she died on August 10, 2004. He was a self employed dairy farmer until his retirement in 1982, he was also the Town of DeKalb Supervisor and Tax Assessor. He was a member of the Old DeKalb Methodist Church, Old DeKalb Grange, DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizen Club, Richville Masonic Lodge for 70 years, NYS Farm Bureau, a former member of the Hermon DeKalb Central School Board of Education. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or the Old DeKalb Methodist Church, DeKalb Junction, New York 13630.