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Laurel E. VanOrnum 08/18/2019

August 20th, 2019 4 comments

Laurel E. Van Ornum

Laurel Van Ornum, 60, of Ogdensburg, died on August 18, 2019. Calling hours will be Thursday, August 29, 1- 2 PM, at the funeral home, a graveside service  to follow at Wayside Cemetery, Richville, Certified Lay Servant Frank Carter officiating.  Laurel is survived by her mother, Joyce Donnelly of Tupper Lake, her brother, Floyd F Donnelly Jr. of Massena, sisters, Eliza and her husband Dale Fasset of Michigan, Lisa and her husband William Longshore of Morley, April and her husband Wayne Storm of Massena, Gertrude and her husband Richard Kentile of Tupper Lake, Shannon Donnelly of Canton, several nieces, nephews, as well as several loving friends and caregivers at United Helpers.  She was predeceased by her father, Lloyd Van Ornum Sr. and her brother Lloyd Van Ornum Jr. Laurel was born on May 14, 1959, in the Town of Canton, the daughter of Lloyd and Joyce Barden Van Ornum. She resided at the Centennial Manor IRA. She attended United Helpers Day Habilitation Program. Laurel was a kind, loving person.  Enjoyed puzzles, cards, magazines, adventure, traveling, coffee with her friends, barbeques, loved animals and children.  Music of almost all kinds.  She was hilarious and loved to play pranks.  Loved having girl’s night and spa days. She was the best hype person around and could make you feel great just for walking into a room. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or The Wounded Warriors Project.

Lula Mae Cook 07/26/2019

July 27th, 2019 6 comments

Lula Mae Cook

Lula Mae Cook, 86, of Hermon, died on July 26, 2019, at her home.  Calling hours will be Saturday, August 3rd, 10 am- 12 PM, at the funeral home, a funeral mass at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, 12:30 PM, burial to follow at St. Henry’s Cemetery, DeKalb Junction.  Lula Mae is survived by her husband, Donald Cook, her  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  Boston Lake,  a brother, Eugene and his wife Barbara Coller of DeKalb,  a sister, Geraldine Woods of DeKalb, a sister in law, Joyce Coller, Potsdam, 12 grandchildren, 15, great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son Dennis Cook, a daughter, Christine Cook, brothers, Lucius, James and John Coller. Lula Mae was born on April 23, 1933, in the Town of DeKalb, the daughter of the late, Floyd L. and Wava Caswell Coller.   She married Donald Cook on October 23, 1950 at St. Henry’s Church, Father Parisian officiating.  She devoted her life to her children and the family farm. Lula was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church, past parishioner of St. Henry’s Church (where she was in charge of the Easter Breakfast), and she was a past 4H Leader.  She enjoyed crocheting, making afghans, and knitting mittens. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or St. Mary’s Church, Canton.

Albert “Neil” Wilson 02/01/2019

February 2nd, 2019 1 comment

Albert “Neil” Wilson
Albert “Neil” Wilson, 80, of DeKalb, died on February 1, 2019, at his home.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, February 6, 3 – 5 PM, the funeral service will follow, Reverend Robert Schrimer officiating.  There will be a private burial in the spring at Hermon Cemetery. After the service there will a gathering at the DeKalb Junction Fire Hall. Neil is survived by his sons, Thomas Wilson of Potsdam, Dale and his wife Sharon Wilson of DeKalb, Steven and his wife Elizabeth Wilson of New Hampshire, Jerry and his wife Ann Wilson of DeKalb, daughters, Cindy and her husband Joe Kelley of DeKalb, Susan and her husband David Corbine of Canton, brothers, John and his wife Nancy Wilson of DeKalb, Gary Wilson of Syracuse, Larry and his wife Linda Wilson of Hermon, Lyle Wilson of East Syracuse, a sister, Barbara Wilson of North Carolina, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Delbert Wilson, and a sister Elma Poole.  Neil was born on March 13, 1938 the son of the late, Jacob and Bertha Pelkey Wilson, in DeKalb. He married Sally Beasaw on April 23, 1955 at their home, she died in 1995. Neil was a farmer all his life at his farm on the Maple Ridge Road, he was also very proud to be part of constructing the seaway, lastly he worked for the Town of DeKalb Highway Department.  He loved his family, hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.  He was a 30 + year member if the Raripaco Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or the Center for Cancer Care

Beulah M. Davis 12/18/2014

December 19th, 2014 10 comments

beulah davisBeulah M. Davis
Beulah M. Davis, 86, of Hermon, died at her home, December 18, 2014. She was born in the Town of Pierrepont, the daughter of Leon and Edith Fifield Enslow. She married John Davis on December 12, 1959 in the Methodist Church by Richard Northup. Beulah had three children Fama and Nelson Carpenter, John Spicer (predeceased) and Mickey Stiles, two grandchildren, Michael and Christine VanHouse and Tiffany Spicer,granddaughter Michelle VanHouse (predeceased),  two great grandchildren Ashlyn and Sophia Spicer, daughter of the heart, Kathy Carpenter. She attended Hermon School, she was a secretary for 9 years at Kraft foods, ran the Davis Adult Home until retiring and sold Avon for 10 years. She was a cancer survivor. Beulah was a member of the Hermon Ladies Auxiliary for 54 years, holding the offices of President, Secretary, Chaplin and 35 years as the treasurer, past president of St. Lawrence County Auxiliary, past member of O.E.S., Hermon, Hermonites Home Bureau Chairman for 17 years, the DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizens Club, The Friday Girls and past member of the Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad. She enjoyed bowling, golfing and camping. There will be no services, in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Robert A. Holt 01/24/2013

January 25th, 2013 22 comments

Robert A. Holt
Robert A. Holt, 35, of Canton, died, January 24, 2013, at his home. There will be calling hours on Monday, January 28, 3 – 5 PM. Robert is survived by his parents, Richard H. and Rosanne M. Weaver Holt , Canton, paternal grandmother, Cecile R. LaPierre Holt, Gouverneur, a brother, Richard A. Holt, Ketchikan, Alaska, a sister and brother in law, Jennifer and Shawn Lashua, Hermon, nieces, Courtney Holt, and Sierra Lashua, nephews, Kodi Wentzel and Draven Lashua, great nephew, Cohen Marin, Jennika Shipee, Dylan Petrie, many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Grace and Alex Weaver, and paternal grandfather, Richard Holt. Robert was born on December 20, 1977 in Watertown, he graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1997, and he then worked for NYSARC in Hermon as an assistant habilitation specialist. A marriage to Jessie Gladle ended in divorce. He loved to disassemble and reassemble anything mechanical, welding, and working on cars. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Richard C. Gates 09/27/2012

September 27th, 2012 3 comments

Richard C. GatesRICHARD C. GATES
Richard C. Gates, 81, of Philadelphia, died, September 27, 2012, at his home. There are no services. Richard is survived by his wife, Betty J., sons, Robert Gates, Philadelphia, Richard C. and wife Lori Gates Jr. of Gouverneur, Rick and his wife Wilma “Willie” Gates, Spring Valley, CA, daughters, Barbara J. Burns, Debra Hitchcock, Sandra M. Gates, all of Missouri, a sister, Nancy Clark Love, Hailsboro, 18 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, Harold N. Clark. Richard was born on December 28, 1930 in Gouverneur, the son of Jerome Claude and Mamie Littlbrandt Gates. He married Betty J. Gardner on December 9, 1971 at the Gouverneur United Methodist Church with the Reverend Stanley Brown officiating. Richard was in the Air Force from 1950 – 1971, while in the Air Force he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Richard was a bindery worker at Post Publications on Fort Drum. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and camping. Contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Frances L. Tittle 09/14/2012

September 15th, 2012 10 comments

Frances L. TittleFRANCES L. TITTLE
Frances L. Tittle, 85, of DeKalb Junction, died, September 14, 2012, at Massena Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:00 am at the funeral home Roberta Gardner officiating, burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Frances is survived her husband Herbert L., a son Herbert W. Hammond, Myrtle Beach, SC, a daughter, Natalie M. Tittle, Los Angeles, CA, a granddaughter Clarise Tittle and her husband Michael Carlucci, Glenmoore, PA, sisters, Madge Miller, Louise Hunter and Myrtle Butcher all of West Chester, PA, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by three brothers, William, Ernest and Alfred Taggart, and a sister, Hazel Winfield. Frances was born on July 14, 1927 in West Chester, PA, the daughter of Ernest and Sadie Brown Taggart. She graduated in 1945 from West Chester High School. Frances married Herbert L. Tittle on September 15, 1956 at the 2nd Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA. She was a librarian at the Atglen Library in Chester County, PA after her retirement in 1990 as a rural mail carrier for USPS for 25 years. She and her husband also worked on their family farm. Frances was a life member and chorus member at the 2nd Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA, a choir member at the Grace Community Church , Parkesburg, PA, a member and leader for 4-H and she was on the Board of Directors for Chester County Extension Services. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, gardening, sewing and playing the piano. Contributions can be made to National 4-H Council, P.O. Box 37560, Baltimore, MD 21297-3560.

Henry Murray Miller 04/01/2012

April 1st, 2012 3 comments


Henry Murray Miller., 90, of Richville, died, April 1, 2012, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 3rd , 2 -4 and 6 -8 PM, with a Mason service at 6:30 PM. The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 4th, 2:30 PM, at the funeral home, Reverend William Hart officiating. Murray is survived by his companion, Ethel Newcombe, a sister, Mary Jane Miller, Potsdam, four nieces and four nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Merrill Miller, and a sister June Miller. He was born August 13, 1921 at his home, in Richville, where he lived his whole life, the son of Robert and Pauline Millar Miller. He was a WWII Army Veteran having earned the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal and the Victory Medal. He was the highway superintendent for the Town of DeKalb, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the FA & M #633 Richville, he enjoyed tinkering, fishing, going to the diner for coffee, and going to auctions. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Richville Volunteer Fire Department.

Nicholas E. Gardinier 03/13/2012

March 16th, 2012 1 comment

nicholas gardinierNicholas E. Gardinier

Nicholas Gardinier, 65, died on March 13th, at his home in Old DeKalb after a year long battle with esophageal cancer.

Nick was born in Mt.Kisco, NY to W.Ivan and Ethel K. Gardinier. He graduated from Lockport High School in 1964 and SUNY School of Forestry, Syracuse in 1969. After a brief teaching career, Nick moved to St Lawrence County in 1972. He married Bonnie Tyner July 16, 1976 and moved to their present home of 35 years in Dekalb. Nick worked as a general contractor who restored and built houses and buildings all over St. Lawrence County. Nick was known and respected by his friends and neighbors as a person of great integrity, deep generosity and committed civic participations. As a boy, Nick loved spending summers at the Gardinier family farm in Deposit, NY, fishing the Delaware River and hunting. He carried this love of the outdoors and rural living throughout his life. He also had a passion for the sciences, and spent much of his time reading about astrophysics. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, his daughter Audrey, his sister Phyllis Gardinier, of Ballston Spa, and Bonnie’s family in Indiana.

Because of his wish to have his remains given for anatomical research, there will be no calling hours, or funeral service. The family and friends of Nick will celebrate his life in a memorial service at a yet to be determined date. Memorial contributions may be made to: North Country Public Radio,Canton, NY 13617 or Angel Flight NE,492 Sutton Street, Andover, MA 01845.