Archive for March, 2018

Edward J. Fischer 03/16/2018

March 24th, 2018 1 comment

Edward J Fischer
Beloved husband, father and son Edward Fischer passed away peacefully at the age of 86 following a short illness on March. 15, 2018. He is survived by his son Steven J Fischer, daughter in law, Pamela Fischer and granddaughter Anna. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward J and Minnie Buys Fischer and his wife Virginia Flight Fischer.
Ed lived a life of service to his country and to his community. He was a career military officer, retiring from the Army in 1969 after twenty years of active duty. A decorated veteran, he received the Good Conduct Medal with two knots, the National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Republic of Vietnam campaign ribbon, and the Meritorious Unit Citation. In 1969, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, which is reserved for members of the armed services who commit acts of heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. He met his late wife Virginia Fischer while serving at Ft. Drum (then Camp Drum) and after marriage lived in France and Germany before returning to DeKalb Junction. Married for 56 years, Ed and Virginia will be forever remembered for their contributions to DeKalb, most notably the creation of senior citizen housing, the historical museum and chairing the Herman-DeKalb alumni association for decades.

Upon retirement from the army, he served as a Deputy Sheriff for St. Lawrence County for 15 years where he was known for his kindness to all, including people who were processed under his care. His commitment to service didn’t end with retirement and he spent the next 30 years as an active volunteer in his community. Having volunteered for the Radio Emergency Citizens Action Teams (REACT) while in the military he continued providing emergency service in DeKalb as a volunteer fireman. He served as chaplain of the DeKalb Senior Citizens association, holding membership for more than ten years. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels, assisting at the nutrition center and advocated on several occasions for its continued service to the community. One of his proudest moments was being recognized as St. Lawrence County’s New York State Senior Citizen’s of the year in 2015. He also enjoyed the fellowship of the church community as a member of the DeKalb Methodist church.
Ed loved fishing, following navy ships on his Ham radio, playing flight simulator video games and keeping up with community affairs. He moved to Washington state in December 2016 to be with his son’s family where he enjoyed sampling the many ethnic foods in the area as well as the local breweries. He recently visited elementary schools, in full uniform, to describe his experiences as a veteran. Ed will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
Visiting hours will be from noon-2 pm on Saturday, March 31st, at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home in Dekalb Junction. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association or the Hermon Rescue Squad.

David “Bud” Kirkpatrick 03/20/2018

March 22nd, 2018 1 comment

David “Bud” Kirkpatrick
David E. Kirkpatrick, 71, of Hermon, died on March 20, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. There will be a Celebration of Life on May 5, 2018, 1:00 PM at David’s home, 1912 Cr 21, Hermon . David is survived by his wife, Vicki, sons, David and his wife Pamela Kirkpatrick of Cove City, NC, Justin and his wife Jennifer Kirkpatrick of Hermon, a daughter, Leann Kirkpatrick of Brushton, stepsons, Shawn and his wife Paula Lavare of Brushton, Matthew Cole of Ticonderoga, Darrin Cayea of Syracuse, a brother, Roy Kirkpatrick of Hermon, 17 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Ricky Hendricks. Bud was born on October 1, 1946, in Canton, New York, the son of the late Percy and Ida Cross Kirkpatrick. He married Vicki Wilson in Richville, on September 8, 2007, Reverend Karen Taylor officiating. David owned and operated his family farm. He loved spending time with his grand babies and his dog Puppup. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching deer, four wheeling and drinking. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Florence B. Roy 03/05/2018

March 5th, 2018 7 comments

Florence B. Roy
Florence B. Roy, 88, of Hermon, died on March 5, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. There will be a graveside service on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1 PM, at the Hermon Cemetery, Father Bryan Stitt officiating. Florence is survived by a son Edward “Buzzy” Roy of Hermon, daughters, Jane and her husband Francis Hewlett of Hermon, Vicki Luther and fiancé John Holly of Harrisville,a daughter in-law, Rita Roy of Hermon, numerous grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Gregory Roy, a brother, Joseph Savage, sisters, Margaret Fowler, and Mary Savage. Florence was born on February 18, 1930, in Gouverneur, New York, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary McDonald Savage. She graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1948, a marriage to Francis Roy ended in divorce. Florence owned and operated a boarding house under the direction of N.Y. State Dept. Of Mental Health from 1970 -1995, she also was the dining hall supervisor at St. Lawrence University. She enjoyed, cooking, baking and reading. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad.