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Donald W. Cook 03/26/2021

March 27th, 2021 10 comments

Donald W. Cook

Donald W. Cook, 90, of Hermon, died on March 26, 2021, at his home. There will be calling hours on Sunday, March 28, 2021 from   1 – 4 PM, at the funeral home, a funeral mass will be  Monday, March 29, 10 am at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, Father Brian Stitt officiating, burial will follow at St. Henry’s Cemetery, DeKalb Junction.  Due to COVID restrictions face masks and social distancing are required at the funeral home and church. Donald is survived by his sons, Steven and his wife Kitty Cook of Massena, Roy Cook of Hermon, daughters, Donna and her husband John Collins of Russell, Deborah and her husband Vincent Warren of Malone, Vicki and her husband William Riley of Ballston Lake, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his son, Dennis Cook, his daughter, Christina Cook, a brother, Bernard Cook, sisters, Marion Reed, Rebecca Brunet, Margaret Kirkey, and Rita Blevins. He was born on May 22, 1930 in Ogdensburg, to the late, Roy and Veronica Tiernan Cook. He graduated from Hermon School in 1949.  Don married Lula Mae Coller on October 23, 1950 at St. Henry’s Church, Father Parisian officiating, she died on July 26, 2019. He worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway in the late 50’s and was a farmer on his family’s farm.  He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church, and previously St. Henry’s Church, where he was on the parish council, he was a member of the Bell Hunting Club. He was the Hermon Town Assessor, in 1976.  He loved spending time with his family and working on the family farm with his Dad. He played basketball, baseball, poker, Pedro, raced cars, and gave rides with his horse drawn wagon. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon Rescue Squad, Canton Rescue Squad, St. Lawrence Valley Hospice or the SPCA.

Carl A. Bristol 03/21/2021

March 23rd, 2021 No comments

Carl A. Bristol

Carl A. Bristol, 67, of Canton, died on March 21, 2021, at Central Park Rehabilitation Center, Syracuse. There will be a graveside service on April 19, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Hermon Cemetery, Pastor John Frary officiating.  Carl is survived by his sons, Jeremy and his wife Brittany Bristol of Scotia, Justin and his wife Karen Bristol of DeKalb Junction, brothers, Rodney Bristol of Russell, Sidney and his wife Tina Bristol of Russell, Jeffrey Bristol of Potsdam, Leo Bristol of Russell, sisters Carolyn and her husband Tom Moulthorp of Canton, Vera “Jeannine” Randall of Ohio, grandchildren, Kyle Bristol, Lily Bristol, Sam Vandeputte, John Vandeputte, several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother, Michael Bristol. He was born on June 20, 1953 in Gouverneur, to the late, Leo and Esther Dennee Bristol. He graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1972 and attended classes at SUNY Canton.  Carl married Carol Fleming on July 30, 1977 which ended in divorce. He worked at Newton Falls Paper Mill, was a driver for LeBerge and Curtis, Diamond Propane and M&M Trucking in Russell.  He was a member of the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, and fishing. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department or Hermon DeKalb Boy Scout Troop 144, c/o Darcie Velez, 1034 Pond Road, Hermon, NY, 13652.

Beverly T. Conklin 03/16/2021

March 16th, 2021 No comments

Beverly T. Conklin

Beverly T. Conklin, 95, of Clayton and formerly of Richville, died on March 16, 2021, at her home.  A private burial will be in the spring at Hillcrest Cemetery.  Beverly is survived by her daughter, Christine Matthews of Clayton, stepsons, Edward and his wife Ruth Conklin of DeKalb, Norman Conklin of Watertown, Vickie Comacho of Arizona, Cheryl and her husband Carl Clark of Harrisville, a sister, Mary Cowles of Plattsburg, 3 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and step great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her son Danford Thornton on June 20, 1976 and her brother Rodney Jennings. She was born on September 27, 1925 in Gouverneur, to the late, Judson and Gertrude Jones Jennings. She graduated from Potsdam High. Bev married Judson Thornton on April 24, 1943 and he died on March 19, 1960, she then married Curtis Conklin on May 16, 1964 he died on December 20, 2013. She was a mental therapy aide at Marcy Psychiatric Center in Marcy, New York.   She enjoyed knitting, animals of all kinds and gardening.  She loved her cats Lucy and Buddy. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC, 20087.