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David D. Ellis 07/30/2013

July 31st, 2013 3 comments

David D Ellis

David D. Ellis, 43 of Hermon died on July 30, 2013. Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction is entrusted with arrangements. There will be calling hours Saturday, August 3, 2 – 4 PM at the funeral home.There will be a Celebration of Life at Mullin’s Restaurant in Gouverneur on Sunday, August 4 beginning at 4 PM. David is survived by his wife, Aneita and their 5 month old daughter Annabella, his parents, William and Cheryl Ellis, Hermon, stepson, Dustin Maloy, stepdaughters Jessica Maloy, and Amanda Maloy, sister, Tammy (William) Tanguay of Valuntown, Conn., sister, Deborah (Tom) Woodruff, Tucson, Az., grandmother, Nora Gray, step grandchildren, Johnnie-Lynn Maloy and Hunter Knapton, and several nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by a brother, William Jr. in 1995, grandparents, George and Doris Ellis and Jared Gray. David was born on October 9, 1969 in Westerly, RI, the son of William and Cheryl Ellis. He was a chef at Mullin’s Restaurant in Gouverneur where they describe him as the heartbeat of the restaurant. He loved spending time with his family and precious daughter, Annabella, who was the apple of his eye. He also spent years camping, canoeing, and kayaking in the Adirondacks.

Frederick “Russell”, “Fred” Chilton 07/25/2013

July 27th, 2013 3 comments

Frederick ChiltonFrederick R. Chilton
Frederick “Russell”,, “Fred”  Chilton, 78, of Williamstown, formally of Hermon, died on July 25, 2013. There will be calling hours, Friday, August 2, 12 – 2 PM at the funeral home, a memorial graveside service will follow at 2:15 PM in Hermon Cemetery, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating. Russell is survived by his daughters, Kathy House and her companion Luis Elias, Port St. Lucie, Florida, Diana Lee, Florida, a brother Reginald “Reggie” and his wife, Sophie Chilton, DeKalb Junction, grandsons, Jason and wife, Crystal House, Gary and wife, Celeste House, Michael and wife Sarah House, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son James Chilton, a brother James R. Chilton, and a sister Rebecca Ruth Denn. Russell was born on April 10, 1935 in the Town of Canton, the son of James Virgil and Dorothy Ruth Hill Chilton. Marriages to Donna Pritty, Aletheia Knapp and Marilyn ended in divorce. Russell owned and operated Chilton Excavation, after his retirement he moved to Florida.  He was a member of the Old Time Truckers Association, the Teamsters Union and an honorary member of his hunting club. He loved spending time with his family, playing Santa Claus, coast to coast truck driving (his own tractor trailer), traveling, four wheeling, and was an avid hunter. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

Arthur W. Ploof Sr. 07/18/2013

July 19th, 2013 11 comments

A PLOOFArthur W. Ploof Sr.
Arthur W. Ploof Sr., 99, of Newton Falls, died at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 18, 2013. There will be no services. Arthur is survived by his children, Arthur W. Ploof Jr. and his wife Janet, of Cranberry Lake, Carol Wacholz, of Chicago, Lee Ploof, of Tennessee, Gloria Kapp and her husband Gary of Montana, John H. Ploof of Rochester and Donna Mattingly of Newton Falls, 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Ploof, sisters, Elsie Muller and Laura Charland and a granddaughter Terri Lee Payne. Arthur was born on May 6, 1914 in St. Regis Falls, the son of William and Mae Farmer Ploof. He married Catherine Patnode on June 6, 1937 in Piercefield, NY; she died on October 31, 1994. Arthur was a tower boss at Newton Falls Paper Mill until his retirement. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, bowling and hunting. Contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Helen L. Donaldson 07/09/2013

July 10th, 2013 4 comments

helen DonaldsonHelen L. Donaldson
Helen L. Donaldson, 89, formally of DeKalb Junction, died, July 9, 2013, at Maplewood United Helpers. Services will be private. Helen is survived by her sons, Leslie K. and wife, Linda Donaldson, DeKalb Jct., Lee and wife, Catherine Donaldson, Canton, Larry D. and wife, Diane Donaldson, Canton, a daughter, Leola and husband Kenneth Fredette, Canton, a brother, Charles Blair, Utah, sisters, Mildred Pike, Rochester, Leona Hodge, Rochester, Amy McCrae, Georgia, 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, William, Bill, Frank, Bernard and Ed Blair, and a sister, Eva Blair. Helen was born on July 24, 1923 in Norfolk, the daughter of Kay and Louise Dominy Blair. She married Leslie W. Donaldson on December 14, 1944 he died on February 25, 2013. Helen and her husband owned and operated a farm in the Town of DeKalb for over 50 years. She loved to sew, make quilts and paint. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kathryn T. Schaper 07/07/2013

July 9th, 2013 10 comments

kathy schaperKathryn T. Schaper
Kathryn T. Schaper, 66, of DeKalb Junction, died, July 7, 2013, at her home. Services will be at a later date.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Ronald Williams, daughter, Carol and her husband Michael Guentherman, Wylie, Texas, son in law, Phil Barton, Schulter, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Matthew Barton, Kylie Guentherman, Ashley Guentherman, and Katy Guentherman. She was predeceased by a daughter Anne Barton. Kathryn was born on January 11, 1947 in Salem, Massachusetts, the daughter of Richard and Kathrine VanWhelle. She graduated from Ewing High School, Ewing, NJ in 1964, she received her bachelor of political science degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and she then attended New York Theological Seminary. Kathy was a teacher’s aide at Hermon DeKalb Central School for over 20 years. She was a member of the DeKalb Historical Association, and CSEA. She loved animals, milking cows, dogs, gardening (plants and flowers), she was a professional knitter, making items for TAUNY, Pickens General Store, and the Cancer Centers.
Contributions can be made to the DeKalb Historical Association and the American Cancer Society.