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Clara Faye Putman 02/26/2013

February 27th, 2013 7 comments

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Clara Faye Putman, 94, of Hermon, died, February 26, 2013, at her home. Calling hours will be, Friday, March 1, 1 -3 and 6- 8 PM, the funeral service will be at 8 PM, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating. Burial will be May 4, 2013 at 10:00 am at Hermon Cemetery, Hermon. Faye is survived by a son, John Putman of Canton, daughters, Diana Putman, Hermon, Patricia Wilson, Hermon, Bonnie and her husband Lee Cox, Willow Street, PA, 11 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Onita Boyden and granddaughters, Deborah Lynn Silva and Denise Louise Sharkey. Faye was born on November 22, 1918 in the Town of Edwards, the daughter of Dale and Edithel Rose Miller. She graduated from Edwards School and then attended nursing school in Syracuse. Faye married Merrill M. Putman on May 20, 1939 at the Baptist Parsonage in Gouverneur.  She was the postmistress at the Russell Post Office and retired in 1983 after 20+ years of service. Faye was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Edwards, and the Hermon Baptist Church, where she was very active, including teaching Sunday school. She loved gardening, painting, bead making, making quilts, sewing, doing any kind of crafts, fishing, camping, hunting and cooking. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Leslie W. Donaldson 02/25/2013

February 25th, 2013 7 comments

Leslie W. Donaldson
Leslie W. Donaldson, 85, of Canton, died, February 25, 2013, at Maplewood Campus, Canton. Services will be private. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville. Leslie is survived by his wife Helen, sons Leslie K. and wife Linda Donaldson, DeKalb Junction, Lee and wife Catherine Donaldson, Canton, Larry D. and wife Diane Donaldson, Canton, a daughter, Leola and husband Kenneth Fredette, Canton, 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Jesse, Bernard, and Elmer Donaldson, sisters, Edna Eggleston, Florence Hilts, and Fannie Smith. He was born on July 15, 1927, in Gouverneur, the son of Jesse and Fannie Buck Donaldson. Leslie married Helen Blair on December 14, 1944. Leslie owned and operated his dairy farm in the Town of DeKalb for over 50 years. He loved to do woodworking, hunt, and going to field days. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Diabetes Association.

Demetrius A. Wolter 02/17/2013

February 25th, 2013 12 comments

Demetrius Alexander Wolter, May 14, 2010, Morristown NY, passed away at 2 years 9 months on February 17, 2013. He belonged to a loving family which consisted of his mother Arielle, his baby sister Alexis, and his grandfather Merle. Demetrius was a very strong child that battled a severe case of encephalitis when he was only two weeks old. During his time with us he enjoyed being close to the ones he loved and his best friend Scout. His family will miss him deeply and feels blessed for the time they were given with their little angel. A funeral service will be on Thursday, February 28, 2013, 2:00 PM at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, Father James Shurtleff officiating. Contributions can be made to the Brain Treatment Center

David A. Clark 02/18/2013

February 19th, 2013 26 comments

david clarkDavid A. Clark
David A. Clark, 68, of Canton, died, February 18, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2 PM; at the Hermon United Methodist Church, Reverend Thomas Jones officiating. David is survived by his wife, Anne E. Clark, daughter, Liza G. Clark, Canton, son, Joshua W. Clark, Japan, father and mother in-law, Michael and Betty Carr Marino, Canton, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Gene Clark, a sister, Pat Druri and Edwin Peterson. Born on February 7, 1945 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of Norman and Jacquelyn Fick Clark, he attended Bemidji State University, Minnesota, and graduated with a bachelors’ degree in Applied Psychology. He married Anne Marino on March 24, 1981 in Watertown; SD. David was a Lay Pastor for the Seven Steeples United Methodist Churches (Degrasse United Methodist Church, Hermon United Methodist Church and Russell United Methodist Church). He was a member of the Madison Musician Association. He loved to help and mentor troubled teenagers through his work as a substitute teacher at St. Lawrence Central School. David’s life’s passion was being on stage, singing, playing the guitar and preaching the Word of God. He took the time to reach out and touch the people he encountered in his daily life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to his family. David’s family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.

Scott A. Cronk 01/29/2013

February 1st, 2013 3 comments

scott cronkScott A. Cronk
Scott A. Cronk, 39, of Ogdensburg, died, January 29, 2013, at Crown Center, Cortland. Calling hours will be on Saturday, February 2, 12 -1 PM; a funeral service will follow at 1PM, Rev. Beth Benham officiating. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery. Scott is survived by his father Wayne F. Cronk, Ogdensburg, his mother, Shirley Daniels Turner and her companion Samuel Davis, Abilene, TX, paternal grandmother, Eleanor Storie, Canton, brothers, Dale F. Cronk and fiancé Mary Roper, Buffalo Gap, TX, Wayne R. Cronk and his wife Michelle, Rensselaer Falls, step sister, Misty Turner, OK, nephews, Wayne R. Cronk, Jr., Damien Cronk, and Cleston Cronk. He was born on December 12, 1973 in Gouverneur. Scott loved his dogs, his home, building guns, being on his tractor, and outdoors. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Lawrence Valley SPCA.