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Dale A. Thornton 04/07/2020

April 8th, 2020 4 comments

Dale A. Thornton        

Dale A. Thornton, 68, of DeKalb Junction, died on April 7, 2020, at his home.  There will be a Celebration of Life at a time to be determined by his family. He is survived by his wife, Karen Thornton, sons, Richard Thornton of N.Y., Bradley and his wife Kristy Thornton of Canton, daughters, Gina Dafoe of Chesapeake, Virginia, Brandi and her husband Chris Harris of DeKalb, a brother, Floyd and his wife Ann Thornton of Edwards, a sister Debbie and her husband Gerald Phillips of Fowler, 8 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 1 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Gerald Thornton and Michael Thornton.  Dale was born on October 30, 1951, in Gouverneur, to the late, Gerald and Leota Hazelton Thornton. He married Karen Walrath on July 8, 1972 at the Methodist Church in Gouverneur. He and Karen owned and operated Dale’s Grocery in DeKalb Junction for twenty five years selling the store in 2009. Prior to that he worked as a miner for Zinc Corp. He was a past member of the Canton Kiwanis Club, Hermon DeKalb Pee Wee Association, and the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.  He was a big supporter of his community.  He LOVED his family before all else. He enjoyed farming, being in the woods, hunting, fishing, going to camp, dealing with the Amish and riding in his Kubota with Karen and LilBit.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon Rescue Squad or the Canton Rescue Squad.

Dennis K. Harris Sr. 04/04/2020

April 6th, 2020 1 comment

Dennis K. Harris Sr.    

Dennis K. Harris Sr., 75, of Russell, died on April 4, 2020, at Champlain Valley Physician Hospital.  A graveside service will be at a later date in the Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, with Military Honors. He is survived by his son Dennis Harris Jr. of Plattsburgh, a daughter, Melanie and her husband Jeremy Chaney of Carthage, a sister, Christine and her husband Jack Lafferty of Lecanto, Florida, step siblings, David Fenlong of DeKalb Junction, Gary Fenlong of Heuvelton, Donald Fenlong of Naples, Michael Fenlong of DeKalb Junction, Sue Bessette of Pyrites, Diane Warner of Heuvelton, a sister in law, Lucy Harris of DeKalb Junction, four grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Richard Harris, siblings, Floyd Harris, Cheryl Harris, step siblings, Ronald Fenlong, and Sally Mandigo.  Dennis was born on February 28, 1945, in Gouverneur, to the late, Floyd H. and Flossie McIntyre Harris Sr. He married Joan Conto on November 16, 1965 in Dover Plains, New York, and she died on January 25, 2016. Dennis was in the Army from 1965 -1967 serving in Vietnam. He was a supervisor/carpenter for Northland Associates in Syracuse, until he retired in 2007. Prior to that he worked as a ward supervisor at Wassaic Developmental in Wassaic, New York. He was a member of the VFW Post 1231 in Canton and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and carpentry work.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Roy W. Brothers Sr. 03/02/2020

March 3rd, 2020 No comments

Roy W. Brothers Sr.    

Roy W. Brothers Sr., 75, of Hermon, died on March 2, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  There will be calling hours on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 1 – 3 PM, funeral service to follow at 3 PM, Pastor William Scott officiating, there will be a get together at the Hermon Fire Dept. after the services.  Burial will be at a later date in the Union Cemetery, DeKalb Junction. He is survived by his wife, Colleen, son, Roy W. Brothers Jr. of Hermon, daughters, Joyce Ashley and her companion Jim Ashley of Richville, Teresa Brothers and her companion David Smith of Hermon, Susan Thomson of Hermon, Lisa and her husband Jeff Bailey of Martville, a brother, James and his wife Mary Brothers of Madrid, a sister Diane and her husband John Lamay of Ogdensburg, sister in laws, Lodine Brothers of Lisbon, Lisa Brothers of Canton, 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Neal, Rudloph, William and Ernest Brothers Jr., and a sister Shirley Brothers.  Roy was born on July 8, 1944, in Massena, to the late, Ernest and Ethel Brown Brothers. He married Colleen Mouthrop on April 6, 1963 at the United Methodist Church in Canton. He was a self employed electrician and meat cutter. Previous jobs included, a laborer at Fort Drum and a miner at St Joe’s Mine.  Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and tinkering with small engines.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Robert D. Yates 02/28/2020

March 3rd, 2020 No comments

Robert D. Yates          

Robert D. Yates, 94, of Potsdam, died on February 28, 2020, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.  There will be no services at this time as Robert is a generous donation to science.  He is survived by his son, David and his wife Cathy Yates of Schuylerville, a daughter, Lyda Yates of Missouri, step children, Gary and his wife Carol Palmer of Parishville, Sherry Palmer and her husband Rick Gary of Parishville, Lana and her husband Vernon Hobbs of Mercedes, Texas, Laurie and her husband Marcel Poirier of Cortland, 8 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, several great grandchildren, his extended family, Tammy, Keala and Ethan.  He was predeceased by his daughters, Linda Yates and Rita Lavaway, a brother, Eugene Yates and a sister Deldee Yates.  Robert was born on August 17, 1925, in Hallsville, MO, to the late, James and Lillian Fuhr Yates, he was in the Army from 1945 till 1948 earning the World War II Victory Medal. He married Ruth Wilson on September 29, 1985 at St. Michael’s Church Parsonage, she died on January 16, 2015, a previous marriage ended in divorce. Robert worked as a produce manager at A & P in Watertown. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Potsdam Humane Society.

Irving H. Baxter 02/19/2020

February 19th, 2020 No comments
Irving H. Baxter

Irving H. Baxter, 61, of Potsdam, died on February 19, 2020, at his home.  There will be no services as Irving is a generous donation to science.  He is survived by his wife, Lorie Baxter, sons Brian Baxter and his significant other, Ashley of Norfolk, Jason and his wife Heather Baxter of Chase Mills, Michael and his wife Kari Baxter of Altoona, Andrew and his wife Alyssa Baxter of Canton, Alex Baxter and his significant other Andrea of Parish, and seven grandchildren.   Irving was born on April 8, 1958, in Massena, to the late, Irving H. and Jean Seabring Baxter, he graduated from Potsdam High School in 1976. He married Lorie Nielson on October 5, 2018, in Potsdam. Irving enjoyed, wood working, fabrication, hunting, fishing, reading, and gardening.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley .

Douglas E. Bates 02/13/2020

February 14th, 2020 No comments

Douglas E. Bates

Douglas E. Bates, 46, of Ogdensburg, died on February 13, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.  There will be a Celebration Of Life on February 21, 2020, 4 -7 PM at the DeKalb Junction Fire Department.  He is survived by his son Sean Bates of Rensselaerville, his parents, Michael and Lee Anne Ross of Hermon, a brother, Wesley Bates and fiancé Sue, of Rensselaerville, a nephew Noah Bates, several aunts and an uncle.   Doug was born on August 1, 1973 in Potsdam, he graduated from Canton Central School in 1991.  Douglas loved spending time with his family, skiing, wood working, hunting and fishing.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to United Helpers Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Robert Levi Kio 02/02/2020

February 5th, 2020 1 comment

Robert Levi Kio

Robert L. Kio, 66, of Hermon, died on February 2, 2020, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.  There will be calling hours February 8, 2020, 11 am – 1 PM, a funeral service will follow at 1 P.M., Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating.  Burial will be in the Hermon Cemetery.  He is survived by his partner of 20 years, Cheryl (Locy) Walrath, his parents, Levi C. and Ella M. (Carr) Kio of Morristown, Michael J. and Sabrina Kio of Fort Ann, stepson, William Walrath of Hermon, stepdaughter, Krysta and Keith Davis of Lisbon, his brother, Alan and Mary Kio of Baldwinsville, grandchildren, Alyson Kio, Brianna Haven, Edwin J. Ramos “E.J.”, Angelina Kio, Michael Levi Kio, step grandchildren, Carlie and Ryanna Davis, great granddaughter, Braylynn Hill, a nephew Alan James Kio.  Robert was born on December 8, 1953 in Gouverneur. He graduated from Hermon DeKalb  Central School in 1970 and Canton ATC in 1998 with an A.S. degree in business management.  Robert was a bus driver for NYSARC, Canton..  He enjoyed fishing, playing the lottery, bingo, video games, reading and history.   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made his family.

Lawrence J. Jones 01/22/2020

January 25th, 2020 1 comment

Lawrence J. Jones

Lawrence J. Jones, 76, of DeKalb Junction, died on January 22, 2020, at his home.  There will be calling hours February 5, 2020, 12 – 2 PM, a memorial service will follow at 2 P.M., Pastor Martha Helmer officiating.  There will be a gathering after the service at the DeKalb Junction Fire Hall.  Burial will be in the spring at Hermon Cemetery.  He is survived by his son Fredrick H.L. Jones of Oswego, step children, Kevin Brown of DeKalb Junction, Danny Brown of Harrisville, David and his wife Barbara Brown Jr. of Hermon, Debbie Weller of Richville, Lisa Brown of DeKalb Junction, a sister in law Gena Jones of Ellenton, Florida, a grandson, 16 step grandchildren, 32 step great grandchildren, several step great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a step daughter, Karen Carr, siblings, Malcolm Jones, William Jones, Tom Jones, Betty Livingston, Karol Foster, and a step granddaughter, Amy Lou Carr.  Larry was born on August 5, 1943 in the town of Hermon, New York, the son of the late, Fred and Arlene Priest Jones.  A marriage to Patricia Meade ended in divorce, he then married Shirley Aldridge Brown on May 27, 2000 at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, she died on August 5, 2016. Larry was a custodian at Hermon DeKalb Central School for 27 years prior to his retirement.  He enjoyed puttering around his home, and going to his camp.   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Michael L. McRobbie 12/22/2019

December 27th, 2019 4 comments

Michael L. McRobbie

Michael L. McRobbie, 56, of Hermon, died on December 22, 2019, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.  There will be a Celebration of Life at AM VETS Post 11, DeKalb Junction at 2 PM, January 3, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, Denise McRobbie, children from a previous marriage, John Wilson and his wife Emily of DeKalb, Michael McRobbie of Albany, Corey Burwell of Ogdensburg, Leslie Whitton of  Hermon, Kimberly McRobbie and Randy of Gouverneur, Whitney McRobbie of Potsdam, his wife’s children Erin Tiernan of Canton, Morgan Tiernan and Jeff of Richville, Alicia Trudell and her husband Frank of Hermon, brothers, Donald McRobbie and his wife Cheryl of Waterloo, David McRobbie of DeKalb,, sisters, Cathy Hendrick and her husband Gerald of Brockport, Cherie Zira and her husband Dan of Hermon, Caryn Chilas and her husband Michael of Rochester, 26 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Mike was born on September 10, 1963 in Gouverneur, New York, the son of the late, Lowell and Isla Jean Nichol McRobbie.  He graduated from the Hermon DeKalb Central School, and then attended SUNY Canton.  Mike was a mechanic at M R Bell in Canton and at Kerr Trucking, DeKalb Junction.  Mike loved and adored his family, he was very generous and would do anything for anyone.  He enjoyed tinkering with mechanical devices, barbeques, and hunting.  OOGA, OOGA till we meet again! In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Potsdam Humane Society.

Viola Jane Noble 11/27/2019

November 30th, 2019 1 comment

Viola J. Noble

Viola J. Noble, 93 of DeKalb, died on November 27, 2019, at her home, Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, has been entrusted with arrangements.  There will be no services as Viola requested. She is survived by, siblings, Weldon and his wife Roxanne Noble, DeKalb, Neil Noble, DeKalb, Merle and his wife Dancy Noble of DeKalb, Keith “Popeye” Noble, of Canton, Janice Sibbitts of Canton, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by siblings, Morley, Harold and Glenn Noble, Lucy Murdie and Loreen Noble.  Viola was born on February 7, 1926 in the Town of Canton, New York, the daughter of the late, Loys and Jessie Colbertson Noble.  Viola cleaned homes for a living.  She loved taking care of her family and her home.  She enjoyed going for rides in the car. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences can be made at www.allendeneshafuneralhome.com.