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Russell E. Snyder 09/24/2022

September 26th, 2022 No comments

Russell E. Snyder

Russell E. Snyder, 88, of Canton, died on September 24, 2022. Services are private and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Canton. Russell is survived by his wife Sally, sons, David Storozow of South Carolina, James Storozow of Lafargeville, a daughter Mary “Colleen” and her husband Donald “Duck” Brown of DeKalb Junction, grandchildren, Dan and his wife Kyleigh Storozow, Amy Storozow, Jill and her husband Kirk Davis, Linda Shaw, and 8 great grandchildren.  Russell was born on March 23, 1934 in Johnson City, New York. He graduated from Vestal Central School. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War.  Russell married Sally Streevy on December 27, 1967 in Endicott, New York.  He was a heavy equipment operator, he owned and operated Payne and Snyder Construction in Broome, NY. He enjoyed puttering around the house, hunting and fishing. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Eugenia Jusiak 09/12/2022

September 16th, 2022 No comments

Eugenia Jusiak

Eugenia Jusiak, 101, of Canton, formerly of Buffalo, died, September 12, 2022, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving daughter and son-in-law who took wonderful care of her. There will be calling hours on Sunday, September 18, 2-5 PM at the Barron-Miller Funeral Home at 3025 William Street, Cheektowaga, New York, 14227.  A funeral mass will be on Monday, September 19, 10 am at the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, 103 Como Park, Blvd., Buffalo, New York.  Jean is survived her sons, Robert Jusiak (the late Maryann) of Punta Gorda, Florida, Leonard and his wife Betty Ann of Lancaster, NY, her daughter, Alexandra and her husband Gary Bolis of Canton, daughter-in-law’s, Chris Jusiak, Boston, NY, and Cynthia Garra of Orchard Park, NY, grandchildren, Joel, Jodi, Dana, Bobbi Ann, Derik, Jeff, Matthew, Brian, Amy and Brendan, 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sons, Thomas Jusiak, Kenneth Jusiak, grandson Christopher Bolis, siblings, Casey, Tony, Steve and Teddy Glogowski, Emily Piskorz, Rose Domogala, and Alice Pyszczynski.  Eugenia was born on October 29,1920, in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late, Walter and Mary Jezuit Glogowski.  She married William Jusiak on September14,1940 at the Precious Blood R.C. Church, Buffalo, NY, he died on August 8, 1995.  She was a loving and caring, wife and mother which was her career. Jean was a parishioner of the Resurrection Church and St. Mary’s Church, Canton, NY.  She was a member of the Altar Aid Society, Cochair of the Annual Lawn Fete, as well as a booth Chairman.  She loved to crochet, color, play cards and go to the casino.  Her family lovingly called her “Sarge”.  She was the pillar of her family.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the William Jusiak Memorial Fund which was founded by her son Tom in honor of her husband William.  The address is William Jusiak Memorial Fund, c/o Christine Jusiak, 6811 Liebler Road, Boston, New York, 14025 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Arthur E. Green 09/01/2022

September 2nd, 2022 1 comment

Arthur E. Green Arthur E. Green,80, of DeKalb, died on September 1, 2022, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.  Services will be private, and burial will be at Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, NY.  Arthur is survived by his wife of 59 loving years, Leona, his son Arthur Green Jr. of DeKalb, his daughter Patricia Green of DeKalb, his sister Marian and her husband Kermit Morgan of Canton, granddaughters, Gabriel Green-Todd, and Harley Green-Coffey, both of DeKalb, several nieces and nephews.  Arthur was born on April 23, 1942, in Ogdensburg, the son of the late Everett and Eunice Holland Green.  He graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1962.  Arthur married Leona Strate on August 31, 1963, at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, with Reverend Best officiating. He was a past member of the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church. Arthur worked on his family farm his whole life because he loved working the land. He always took pride in the fact that his farm was well taken care of.  He also drove school bus for Hermon DeKalb Central School until his retirement in 1977. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department. 

Marjorie P. (Jennings) Rice 08/05/2022

August 22nd, 2022 No comments
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 Services for Marjorie P. (Jennings) Rice, 98, a resident of Arizona and formerly of Dekalb Junction, will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home in Dekalb Junction. Burial will follow the services in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville. Mrs. Rice passed away in Cottonwood, Arizona on August 5, 2022.  

Maybelle K. Rowland 08/18/2022

August 22nd, 2022 2 comments

Maybelle K. Rowland

Maybelle K. Rowland,77, of DeKalb Junction, died on August 18, 2022, at her home.  There will be a graveside service on Saturday, August 27th, 10:00 am, at Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, NY, her nephew Harry Harmer Jr. officiating.  Maybelle is survived by her sons, Michael C. Rowland of Hermon, Gregory L. Rowland of DeKalb Junction, Derek L. Rowland of Ogdensburg, her companion, George “Bill” Taylor of DeKalb Junction, a brother, Clarence “Sy” Morrow of DeKalb Junction, a sister, Mary and her husband Donald Fuller of Richville, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Morrow, sisters, Ruby Carpenter and Shelby Harmer.  Maybelle was born on February 21, 1945, in Gouverneur, the daughter of the late Charles and June Stevens Morrow.  She attended DeKalb High School.  Maybelle married Charles Rowland in 1962, at the Old DeKalb United Methodist Church, he died in 1988. Maybelle was an aide at Moongate Nursing Home in Canton for 30+ years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Old DeKalb United Methodist Church. She loved horseback riding and reading.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Hospital. 

Ruby J. Carpenter 07/31/2022

July 31st, 2022 1 comment

Ruby J. Carpenter

Ruby J. Carpenter, 90, of DeKalb Junction, died on July 31, 2022, at Massena Memorial Hospital.  There will be a graveside service on Friday, August 5th, 2:00 PM, at Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, NY, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating.  Ruby is survived by her son, Donald and his wife Wanda Carpenter of DeKalb Junction, a brother, Clarence Morrow of DeKalb, sisters, Maybelle Rowland of DeKalb, Mary and her husband Donald Fuller of Hermon, granddaughters, Kelly Carpenter of Hermon, Kimberly Carpenter of Canton, great grandchildren, Zarina, Kailey and Marianna, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Morrow and a sister Shelby Harmer.  Ruby was born on August 3, 1931, in DeKalb Junction, the daughter of the late Charles and June Stevens Morrow.  She graduated from DeKalb High School in 1949. Ruby married Donald Carpenter Sr. on July 4,1949 he died on October 23, 2011. Ruby was an aide at Moongate Nursing Home in Canton and prior to that at Barlow’s Nursing Home in Canton. She loved spending time with her family and was an avid Yankees Fan.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department or the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department.

John M. Fuller 07/14/2022

July 15th, 2022 1 comment

John M. Fuller

John M. Fuller, 93, of DeKalb Junction, died on July 14, 2022, at Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital.  There will be calling hours on Tuesday, July 19, 11 am-12 PM, funeral service at 12 PM, at the funeral home, Deacon Neil Fuller officiating, burial to follow in Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, NY.  John is survived by his sons, John and his wife Carol Fuller of Lutz, FL, Timothy and his wife Kathy Fuller of Pyrites, Paul and his wife Mary Grace Fuller of Lisbon, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter Joy Prince, siblings, Olvin (Buster) Fuller, Kirk Fuller, Neil Fuller, Robert Fuller, Edward Fuller, Frances Borcey and stepsister Constance Fuller. John was born on July 14, 1929, in North Lawrence, the son of the late, Lyle and Veryal Lucas Fuller. John married Almeda F. Derosia on August 10, 1950, in Ellenburg Corners, NY, she died on September 14, 2015. John was formerly a maintenance worker at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT and prior to that he was a plumber at Century Brass in CT. He was a former parishioner of St. Henry’s Church. He enjoyed, maintaining his home and lawn, helping his family, the company of his dogs and cats, and the cooking at the Silver Leaf Diner. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Canton Free Library.

Shirley R. Gray 05/16/2022

June 6th, 2022 3 comments

Shirley R. Gray

Shirley R. Gray, 92 of Massena and formerly of Canton, died on May 16,2022 at Massena Hospital. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Deborah Gray of New York City, NY, Denise Gray of La Jolla, CA, “several nieces and nephews, and many grand- and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Doreen Rotundo, Eva Mousaw and Grace Cinanni, and her brother Roy Red Paro. She was born on July 9,1929 to the late Roy and Alice Sharpstene Paro.  Shirley married R. Vernon Gray on December 20,1948, he predeceased her in 1965.  She graduated from Canton High School and also graduated from Ogdensburg Business School. Early in her career she worked as an operator for New York Telephone in Potsdam and then was a clerk for St. Lawrence County until her retirement in 1994. Shirley was a member of CSEA, and the Ackwesasne Senior Citizen Club.  She loved to play piano, make jig saw puzzles, exercise and going out to lunch with her friends.   Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Randolph C. Youngs 05/23/2022

May 26th, 2022 1 comment

Randolph C. “Bud, R. Carl, or Carl” Youngs

Randolph Carl Youngs, 89 of River Road, Richville, NY, passed away at his home, after a long illness. He was best known to his friends and family as Bud and to the farming community as R. Carl or just Carl.

He was born on July 5th, 1932 in Rossie, NY, the son of the late Randolph Churchill and Beulah Hilton Reynolds Youngs. A previous marriage to Memory LaBarge ended in divorce. He married Lila Rumbaugh on November 10th, 1979 at Clare Porters home in Gouverneur. Their children were the attendants.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Lila Rumbaugh Youngs, daughters, Julie and her husband Rick Harra of Chaumont, Sandra Jenkins and her partner Thad Rosemyer of Massena, sons, Andy Youngs and his partner Michael Chin of Annadale VA, Russell and his wife Gloria Gard Youngs of Mishawaka IN, grandchildren Mark and his wife Jennifer Shippee of Richville, Matt and his wife Kaitlyn Harra of Philadelphia, Richard Harra, Nathan Harra, both of Chaumont, Megan and her wife Amy Mashaw of Gouverneur, David and his wife Angellee Jenkins of Fine, Robert Jenkins and life partner Michaela Shippee of Antwerp, James Jenkins and partner Lexi Klock of Fowler, Ross Youngs of Mishawaka, IN, great grand children Jacob, Mitchell, Lillanna, Maylea, Weston, Saige, Bryer, Annalee, and Harvey, four sisters Alice and her husband Douglas Weldon of Gouverneur, Joan Kinney of Saratoga Springs, Lona and her husband Leo Rastley of Rossie, Wanda and her husband John Bailey of Oriskany, brothers Lynn and his wife Norma Youngs of Rossie, NY, Wiley and his wife Rosemary Youngs of Akron, OH, a brother-in-law Ivan and his wife Dorthy Rumbaugh of Richmand MA, also numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brother and sister in laws, Clifford and Keitha Youngs, Bruce and Donna Youngs, Wallace and Carole Reynolds, Hugh and Ardis Reynolds, a brother-in-law Ivan Kinney, and an infant grandson Gregory C. Youngs.

Randolph was a member of the Richville United Church, the Richville Historical Association, Macomb and Rossie Historical Associations. As a dairy farmer he also served on the Board of Gouverneur COOP, as well as Marble City COOP. He obtained his certification as an artificial inseminator. He loved his life as a farmer, his family, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He loved traveling by train, plane, or automobile, from ocean to ocean and his favorite western states. He was always an observer of farm country where ever he went and seemed to meet a fellow farmer whatever his traveling mode. Family visits, reunions, and his annual July birthday parties were the joy of his life.

At Randolph’s request there will be no funeral services. However, his grandchildren will host the annual July party on July second for family to celebrate his life and to be present at the burial at Rossie River Side Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Richville Free Library, Richville Volunteer Fire Department, or the United Church of Richville.

Stephen W. Luther Jr. 05/12/2022

May 13th, 2022 2 comments

Stephen W. Luther Jr.

Stephen W. Luther Jr., 47, of Hermon, died, May 12, 2022 at his home. There will be a Celebration of Life on May 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM, at 457 Lazy River Road, Hermon, New York (Stephen’s home). Stephen is survived by his mother, Vickie Luther and her life partner John Holly of Harrisville, his life partner Jennifer Soper, daughters, Bailey Luther, Alexa Luther, Kaitlyn Luther, Abbigail Luther, Emmah Luther, a son Kaden Luther, a sister Anita Fenlong of DeKalb Junction, a granddaughter, Amelia Stephen Luther, a nephew Dustin and his wife Jessa Fenlong of Hermon, a niece, Kayna and her husband Caleb House of DeKalb Junction. He was predeceased by his father Stephen W. Luther and his son, Stephen W. Luther III.  He was born on November 26, 1974 to Stephen and Vickie Roy Luther.  He attended National Tractor Trailer School. He worked for Grasse River Asphalt in Russell as a truck driver. He enjoyed playing shuffle board and pool.  He raced drag cars in Cicero, NY with his dad.  He was an avid family man.   Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.