January 14, 2015 10 comments
Reta D. Reed
Reta D. Reed, 84, of Richville, died on January 13, 2015 at Gouverneur Hospital. There will be a graveside service on May 9, 2015, 10:00 am at Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville, Pastor Karen Taylor officiating. She is survived by her husband Paul R. Reed, sons Dorwin and his wife Pamela Gore of Gouverneur, Richard and his wife Colleen Reed of Gouverneur, Roger and his wife Donna Reed of Canton, a daughter Amy Jo and her husband Michael Weil of Potsdam, a sister June and her husband Keith Walrath of Gouverneur, grandchildren, Jamie Varney, Alexander Weil, T.J. Gore, Bethany Gore, Christopher Reed, Jason Reed, Travis Reed, Ashley Constance, and Connor Reed, great grandchildren, Holden Varney and Lia Constance, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Marion Woods. Reta was born on May 20, 1930 in Nicholville, New York, the daughter of Ernest and Dorothy Briggs Durant. She graduated from Gouverneur Central School, and Rome School of Business. She married H. Dorwin Gore in 1948, he died in 1960, and then she married Paul Reed on February 6, 1961, Rev. Brown officiating at the parsonage. Reta was an administrative assistant at BOCES Southwest Tech., Fowler, prior to that she worked for Gouverneur High School as a secretary of the Health and Athletic Department, Gouverneur Savings and Loan as a teller,and at John Rouse Construction as a stenographer. She loved playing games with her grandkids, sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking cookies and pies, she was an avid reader. Contributions can be made to the United Church of Richville or Maple Grove Cemetery.
December 25, 2014 13 comments
Claude M. Livingston
Claude M. Livingston, 73, of DeKalb Junction died on December 23, 2014, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. There will be no services. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte R., daughters, Lori and her husband Dan Gilbert of Edwardsville, Lisa and her husband Lyle Bishop of Fowler, a brother Gary and his wife Betty Livingston, DeKalb Junction, sisters, Judith and her husband Edward Dubrule of Richville, Betty Jones of St. Augustine, Florida, grandchildren, Eugene Bishop and Connor Bishop, several nieces and nephews. Claude was born on October 19, 1941 in Ogdensburg, New York, the son of Earl and Norma Jean Simms Livingston. He married Charlotte Fuller on October 26, 1962 at the Gouverneur Methodist Church, Reverend Stanley Brown officiating. He was a farmer on the family farm from 1957 – 1992. He enjoyed draft horses, tractor pulling, hunting and fishing. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Foundation.
December 23, 2014 7 comments
Kenneth W. Fredette
Kenneth W. Fredette, 60, of Canton, died on December 22, at Riverledge Health Care Facility. There will be no services. He is survived by his wife, Leola L. Fredette, his father, Clifton Fredette of North Granville, daughters, Kara Fredette of Potsdam, Jessica and her husband Kori Eckel of Richville, Kaitlyn Fredette of Hermon, brothers, Jeffrey and his wife Stacy Fredette of Granville, Dean and his wife Michelle Fredette of Hampton, sisters, Pamela and her husband Jim Shova of Kingsburg, Tina Duel of Middletown Springs, Vermont, Robin and her husband Rodney Taylor of Chatsworth, California, Tammy Lampkins of Glens Falls, grandchildren, Trevor Patterson, Tanner Patterson, Kendall Patterson, Hunter Eckel, several nieces and nephews. Kenneth was born on August 12, 1954 in Granville, the son of Clifton and L. Jessie Martin Fredette, he graduated from Granville High School. He married Leola Donaldson on August 9, 1975, at the United Methodist Church in Canton. He was a farmer and loved doing carpentry and word puzzles. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of ones choice.
December 19, 2014 10 comments
Beulah 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.
December 15, 2014 4 comments
Leona M. Holland
Leona M. Holland, 79, of Heuvelton, died on December 13, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 17, 2 -4 and 7-9 PM, at the funeral home. A funeral service will December 18, 1:00 PM, at the First Baptist Church, Hermon, Pastor Robert Browning officiating. Burial will follow in Hermon Cemetery, Hermon. She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Lucille and Teri Thompson of Chataguay, brothers, Gaylord Paro Jr. of Star Lake, Albert and his wife Lynn Paro of Mustang, Oklahoma, Charles and his wife, Alicia Paro of Canasota, sisters, Connie Cole of Sodus, Pauline Riddell of DeGrasse, Beatrice Peck of Heuvelton, who was also her caregiver, Sharron Steele of Star Lake, grandchildren, Bethany and her husband Jeremy Lynn, Aaron Thompson, Mark Thompson, Joel Thompson, Jonathan and his wife, Katie Thompson, Seth Thompson, Nathaniel and his wife Kirsten Thompson, Peter Thompson, Philip Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Benjamin Thompson, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Grace Holland, brothers, James Paro, Kenneth Paro and a sister, Thelma Denney. Leona was born on July 6, 1935 in the Town of Russell, the daughter of Gaylord and Jane Eells Paro. She attended Knox Memorial Central School. She married Harlow Holland on November 17, 1954 at the Gouverneur Methodist Church Parsonage by the Reverend Frank Brown, he predeceased her on July 1, 2009. Leona and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in DeKalb Junction, she also previously worked at Aiello’s and McCadam’s. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hermon and a past member of the Rebekha Lodge. Leona loved making cakes, crocheting, doing ceramics, reading and making jigsaw puzzles. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, 118 Church Street, Hermon, New York 13652.
November 18, 2014 3 comments
Melbern J. Aldous
Melbern Aldous, 77, of DeKalb Junction, died on November 16, at his home. A memorial service will be on Friday, November 28, 11:00 am, at the Fairview Cemetery Chapel, Canton, Pastor Robert Browning officiating. He is survived by his wife Grace C, a son Claude and his wife Ola Aldous of Potsdam, a granddaughter, Lidija Grace Aldous, sisters, Grace Bowles of Alexandria Bay, Muriel Patton of Hermon, several nieces and nephews. Melbern was born on June 29, 1937 in the Town of Canton, the son of Claude and Ethel Crary Aldous. He graduated from Hermon School. Melbern married Grace Christy on June 23, 1973 at the Colton United Methodist Church, Reverend Jones officiating. He owned and operated a farm on the Cousintown Road for 38 years and was a caretaker at the Hermon Cemetery until his retirement. He was a 50 + year member of the Masonic Lodge, serving as a past master. Melbern loved to hunt, was an avid sportsman, and outdoorsman, putting in his own fire wood. Contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
October 29, 2014 9 comments
Ralph F. “Ferns” Gilson
Ferns Gilson, 85, of DeKalb Junction, died on October 27, 2014 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be November 1, 12 – 2 PM, funeral service at 2 PM, Reverend Jerry Lambeth officiating. Burial will follow in Old DeKalb Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Viola C., a son Gary and his wife Bonnie Gilson of DeKalb Junction, daughters, Susazan Weller Williams of Russell, Carol and her husband Terry McKendree of DeKalb Junction, Lynn Hepfner of Salem, Ohio, a sister Elizabeth and her husband Kenneth Farr of Jackson, Mississippi, 14 grandchild, 4 step grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Helen Campbell. Ralph was born on May 4, 1929 in Ogdensburg, the son of Ralph and Henrietta Ferns Gilson. He married Viola Finley on December 30, 1949 at the Ogdensburg Pilgrim Holiness Church with Reverend Bernard Barton officiating. Ferns ran a family dairy farm for many years before owning and operating Gilson Logging with his son until his retirement in 2006 at age 77. He was a member of the Ogdensburg, Pilgrim Holiness Church, Morley Wesleyan Church, and most recently the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Harrisville. Ferns loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed camping at church camps, hunting, going to dinner at camp and he would fondly remember fishing with his grandfather. Contributions can be made to the Harrisville Pilgrim Holiness Church and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
October 2, 2014 11 comments
Lea Joyce Bango
Lea Joyce Bango, was taken into God’s loving arms on October 1, 2014. A private family burial will be at a later date in Union Cemetery, DeKalb Junction. Lea Joyce is survived by her parents, Robert and Miranda Cooke Bango of DeKalb Junction, maternal grandmother Tammy Simser, DeKalb Junction, maternal grandfather, Gary Cooke of Ogdensburg, paternal grandparents, Tim and Cindy Bango, Richville, brothers, Nicolas and Brayden Bango, she was predeceased by a sister, Emma J. Bango. Contributions can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1100 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210.
August 28, 2014 11 comments
Glenn F. Dibble, 54, Rensselaer Falls, died August 26 in Gouverneur, NY. Calling hours will be Friday, August 29, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11am at the funeral home with Margaret Hance officiating. Burial will follow in Hermon Cemetery. Glenn is survived by his wife Schelene, brothers, Arthur Dibble and companion Connie Lawson of Heuvelton, Paul and his wife Bonnie Dibble of Brasher Falls, Rick Dibble of Heuvelton, Brian Dibble of Havre, Montanna, sisters, Veronica and her husband Norman Newvine of Hermon, Dawn and her husband Leon Anson of Hermon, aunts, uncles, 29 nieces & nephews, and many great nieces & nephews. Glenn was born on November 2, 1959 in Canton, NewYork, the son of Stanley and Lydia Blair Dibble. He graduated from Hermon-DeKalb Central School. He married Schelene Watson on August, 23, 1997. He was employed as a truck driver for Gardenscape Quarry, Gouverneur. He previously worked as a maintenance man, mechanic, apiarist, tug boat worker, farm hand, and newspaper delivery. Glenn was truly a jack of all trades and could do anything with his hands. He was a member of the Sons of the Amvets, Heuvelton, Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Fire Dept., Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Rescue Squad, and the Kendrew Grange. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rensselaer Falls Fire Dept. or Rensselaer Falls Rescue Squad.
July 15, 2014 8 comments
M. Eloise Young
M. Eloise Young, 84, of Canton, died on July 14, 2014, at Spicer Adult Care Home. Calling hours will be Friday, July 18, 2014, 6 -8 PM at the funeral home, a funeral service will be at 10:00 am, Saturday July 19th, at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, Lay Pastor John Frary, officiating. A private family graveside service will be at the Dexter Cemetery, Dexter, New York. Eloise is survived by sons, Ray and Joan Young, Canton, Mark and Lynn Young, Kirkville, daughters, Susan and Michael Spadaccini, Dexter, Cynthia Young, Canton, Karon Yerdon, Baldwinsville, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a sister, Emma St. John. She was born on August 12, 1929 in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Ray and Catherine Stacy Rowland. She graduated from Dexter High School, and then earned a Bachelors’ of Science (Nursing) Degree from Syracuse University in 1951. Eloise married Keith Young on March 19, 1951 in Dexter, N.Y.; he died on March 27, 2000. She was the director of patient services for the St. Lawrence County Public Health Nursing Service for 30+ years until her retirement in 1998. Eloise was a member of the Dexter Historical Society, and the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church. She loved family parties, picnics and get togethers. She was an avid SU Basketball and Yankees Fan, liked knitting, sewing, sports, camping and helping others. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to Dexter Historical Society.