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Lillian M. Erwin 09/17/2019

September 18th, 2019 No comments

Lillian M. Erwin

Lillian M. Erwin, 86, of Fayetteville, died on September 17, 2019, at Crouse Irving Hospital.  There are no services. Lillian is survived by her husband, Lyle L. Erwin, a son Lyle Erwin, North Carolina, a daughter Lisa Erwin, Fayetteville, her sisters, Marion Barr, Rochester, Virginia Tuttle, North Chili, NY, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Clifford Shatraw, Glenn Cooper, and Anda Cooper. Lillian was born on September 10, 1933, in Gouverneur, NY, the daughter of the late Anda and Geraldine Nellie Shatraw Cooper.  She married Lyle Erwin on March 8, 1952 at the United Methodist Church in Gouverneur.  She and Lyle owned and operated RCT Trucking in Syracuse.  Lillian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, visiting, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

traveling, and spending time with her loved ones. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Virginia C. Wells 09/15/2019

September 17th, 2019 3 comments

Virginia C. Wells

Virginia C. Wells, 91, of DeKalb Junction, died on September 15, 2019, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.  Services are private.  Virginia is survived by sons, James and his wife Donna Wells of Gouverneur, Donald Wells of Tombstone, Arizona, daughters, Grace Wells of Ogdensburg, Virginia and her husband Gary Watson of Gouverneur, grandchildren, Daniel Rodriguez, Granger Watson, George Ramsey Jr., Jason Ramsey, Tina and her husband Scott Walrath, Tonya and her husband Robert Collins, great grandchildren, Jessica Moore, Robert Collins II, Chelsea Walrath, Joshua Walrath, Jacob Walrath, Nathan Watson, Emma Ramsey, Lizzy Ramsey, great great grandchildren, Michael Moore, Cayden Moore, Tristan Moore, and  one nephew.  She was predeceased by her grandchildren, Kimberly Virginia Rodriguez, Lisa Marie Ramsey, a sister, Dorothea Davies and a daughter in law, Amity Wells. Virginia was born on June 6, 1928, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of the late R. Everett and Grace Eddy Piercy.  She married Donald L. Wells on June 8, 1946 in Rensselaer Falls, he died in 1989.  She worked on her family farm in Kendrew, her whole life.  Virginia was a member of the DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizen Club and the Gouverneur and Canton Senior Citizen Clubs. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to, DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church or the Hermon Rescue Squad.

Geraldine “Gerry” M. Woods 09/16/2019

September 16th, 2019 1 comment

Geraldine “Gerry” M. Woods

Geraldine Woods, 94, of DeKalb, died on September 16, 2019, at LaPoint Adult Home.  Calling hours will be Friday, September 20, 12- 2 PM, at the funeral home, funeral service at 2 PM, Pastor John Frary officiating, burial to follow in East DeKalb Cemetery, DeKalb Junction.  Gerry is survived by her brother Eugene and his wife Barbara Coller of DeKalb Junction, sister in law Joyce Coller of Potsdam, brother in laws, Donald Cook of Hermon, Arthur Woods of Gouverneur, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother F. Lucius Coller, and her sister, Lula Mae Cook. Geraldine was born on September 13, 1925, in Russell, NY, the daughter of the late Floyd L and Wava Caswell Coller.  She married John T. Woods on August 25, 1945 in Canton, the Reverend Alfred Coffey officiating, he died on May 8, 2011.  She worked in the Hermon DeKalb Central School cafeteria for 30 years retiring in 1989.  Gerry lived alone and loved mowing her own lawn until June when her health began to decline.  She enjoyed word puzzle books, playing cards, making quilts and afghans. Anyone who stopped by around 4 o’clock would be invited to join her in her daily cocktail.  Her nieces and nephews fondly remember the week spent with her and Uncle John each summer where they were spoiled royally. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church or the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department.

Dawn A. Thurber Sanner 08/31/2019

September 6th, 2019 4 comments

Dawn A. Thurber

Born: September 18, 1975; Springfield, MA, Died: August 31, 2019; Parishville, NY.

It seems to have happened again!  My plans have been ruined.  I had just secured two great jobs and was moving back to Massachusetts.  The thoughtless actions of selfish individual cancelled my husband, Thomas “Tank” Sanner and my next adventure.

Now I sit here at the pearly gates hoping God enjoys my sense of humor.  I know I wasn’t perfect but I hope my score card shows I tried hard to lend a hand to those in need.

Cry if you must but then toss your head back and laugh.  Toast a drink to our memories, enjoy a brownie and smile as I’m okay.

Thomas (Tank ) Sanner would like you to bring your memories of Dawn and join him in a celebration of life ceremony. The celebration will be Saturday, September 21, 1:00 PM at the DeKalb Junction Fire Department, 4323 US Highway 11, DeKalb Junction.  Bring a dish to pass, the family will provide desserts and let’s share our tears and memories.  (Contact Naomi, 315-261-9936 if bringing a dish).  Help us honor her memory with family and friends the way she wanted it to be.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Renewal House, 3 Chapel Street, Canton, NY, 13617.