Donald E. Wells 07/25/2021

October 1st, 2021 No comments

Donald E. Wells

Donald E. Wells, 71, formerly of DeKalb, died on July 25, 2021, at his home in Tombstone, Arizona. There will be a graveside service on October 9, 2021, 11 am at the Crary Mills Cemetery, Crary Mills for Donald and his wife Amity. Donald is survived by his brother, James and his wife Donna Wells of Gouverneur, his sisters, Grace Wells of Ogdensburg, Virginia Watson of Gouverneur, several nephews and nieces. Donald was born on November 23, 1949 in the Town of DeKalb, to the late, Donald and Virginia Piercy Wells.   He graduated from Heuvelton Central High School and served in the Marine Corps.  Donald married Lucy Wells and Johanna Wells both ended in divorce, he married Amity Ruth Gramento on November 23, 1984 in Johnson City, and she predeceased him on April 18, 2018.  Donald was currently a janitor at the Tombstone School.  Donald loved to exercise and go for car rides. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Daun A. Martin-Poole 09/12/2021

September 17th, 2021 No comments

Daun A. Martin-Poole

Daun A. Martin-Poole, 74, of DeKalb Junction, died on September 12, 2021, at the University of Vermont Medical Center. There will be a funeral service on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11 am, at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. Due to COVID masks and social distancing are required. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery, DeKalb.  Daun is survived her husband Gordon Poole, a sister Kay Martin and her husband Dennis Keating of Cleveland Heights, OH, several nephews and nieces. Daun was born on April 22, 1947 in St. Paul, MN, to the late, Wilbert W. and Gertrude Ruth McManigal Martin Jr.  She graduated from Hoover High School in San Diego, CA in 1965, received a Bachelor’s of Science degree at San Diego State University, and received her Ed at Washington State University in Pullman Washington in 1998.  Daun married Gordon Poole on November 20, 2011 at their home, the Reverend William Hart officiating. She was a member of the St Lawrence Valley Kennel Club, was a past secretary, a 34 year member of AA, the secretary of the DeKalb Historical Association, a member of the Masters Gardener’s Club, she volunteered at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. She loved baking, gardening, was an avid reader, loved dogs and preformed with her canine friends at dog shows.  Contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence Valley Dog Club, SLVDC, P.O. Box 165, Canton, NY, 13630.

Randy A. St. Denny 09/14/2021

September 16th, 2021 5 comments

Randy A. St. Denny

Randy A. St. Denny, 50, of Rensselaer Falls, died on September 14, 2021. There will be calling hours on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 2-4 PM, at the funeral home. Due to COVID masks and social distancing are required.  Randy is survived by his parents, Carl and Bonnie (Storie) St.  Denny, brothers, Michael and his wife Barbara St. Denny of Waddington, Scott St. Denny and his partner Jesse Purtz of Rochester, his sister, Sally and her husband Darron Markel of Crary Mills, several nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Randy was born on December 30, 1970 in Potsdam.   He graduated Canton Central School in 1989. After high school he worked for Minerich of Lexington, KY as a foreman erecting cell towers. He loved the traveling and the places his job took him.  As of late he was a corrections officer for the Gouverneur Correctional Facility. Randy loved woodworking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and being outdoors. His passion was his family and farming In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the food bank of one’s choice.

Daniel R. Creazzo 09/03/2021

September 5th, 2021 13 comments

Daniel R. Creazzo

Daniel R Creazzo, 68, of DeKalb Junction, died on September 3, 2021, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. There will be calling hours on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 1-3 PM, at the funeral home. Due to COVID masks and social distancing are required.  Dan is survived by his wife Barbara, daughters, Jessie and her husband Robert Wentzel of Hermon, Amanda Rickett of Saranac Lake, a brother, Michael and his wife Cathy Creazzo of Massena, sisters, Christy and husband Norm Lazore of Massena, Julie O’Brien of Massena, Moreen and her husband Brian Biers of Massena, grandchildren, Courtney Holt and fiancée Alex Bush, Kodi Wentzel and his partner Kristi Donnelly, Kasey Wentzel, great grandson, Cohen Bush, several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother, Andrew Creazzo, sisters, Roxann Montgomery, Catherine Creazzo and Ann Creazzo. Daniel was born on February 14, 1953 in Massena, to the late, Rock and Patricia Mitchell Creazzo.   He graduated from Holy Family High School in 1971, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, from Sienna College in 1977.  Dan married Wendy Walker in December 1975, she predeceased him in 1993, and he then married Barbara Perrin on August 20, 1994. Dan was currently a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor for Seaway Valley Prevention Council in Ogdensburg, prior to that he was a case manager for the Transitional Living Service, Ogdensburg, a program director at the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center, Watertown and an administrator at United Helpers, Ogdensburg.  Dan was a DeKalb Richville Fire Commissioner, a member of the DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizen Club and a past member of Massena Moose Lodge 1110.  He loved his dog Stella and his cat Tommy.  He played guitar was a rabid reader, a music fanatic and did family genealogy. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA, Potsdam Humane Association or charity of ones choice.

Diane Ruth Brown 07/ 18/2021

July 19th, 2021 No comments

Diane Ruth Brown 76, of Cousintown Road. died peacefully Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, NY with her family at her side. Diane was born on June 9, 1945 to the late Albert & Edith Beverly Wheeler in Ogdensburg.  

She graduated from Knox Memorial Central School in 1963. She married Donnie Ward Jr. on April 3, 1965. Mr. Ward died on September 17, 1983.  She then married David Brown on September 5, 1987 in DeKalb Jct. 

She worked at the Standard Shade Roller Company in Ogdensburg and St. Lawrence University. The jobs she enjoyed most were being a mother, grandmother and homemaker.  Diane enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, old western movies and she loved birdwatching and her flowers. 

She is survived by her husband David Brown; four children, Lori (John) Kingrey, Donnie (Robin) Ward III., Richie (Nicky) Ward, Jason Brown; two sisters; Patricia Rickett and Karen (Charlie) Bjork; ten grandchildren, Crystal (Sean) Sterling, John (Vicky) Kingrey II., Thomas Kingrey, Jacob (Amber) Kingrey, D.J. (Brooke) Ward IV., Katelyn (Tim) Smith, Kassidy Ward, Heavyn Ward, Marissa Bacon and Camryn Ward and ten great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.  Diane is also survived by five step-children; Kevin Brown, Danny Brown, Debbie Weller, Lisa Brown, David (Barb) Brown Jr. and sixteen step-grandchildren.  

She was predeceased by a brother Wayne Wheeler; a sister, Beverly Jean Grant and a step-daughter Karen Carr.


Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home in Dekalb Junction located at 4330 USH 11, Dekalb Junction, New York 13630.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:00am at the Funeral Home with Pastor, John Frary officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hermon Cemetery. 

Donations in her memory can be made to: Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center 5 Lyon Pl, Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Ella M. Kio 06/29/2021

June 30th, 2021 4 comments

Ella M. Kio

Ella M. Kio, 90, of Black Lake and formerly Hermon, died on June 29, 2021, at her home. There will be calling hours on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 12-2 PM, at the funeral home, the funeral service will be at 2 PM, Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating, burial will follow at Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, NY.  Ella is survived by her husband of 69 years, Levi, a son, Alan and wife Mary Kio of Liverpool, a daughter in law, Cheryl Walrath of Hermon, nephew and niece, Dale and Donna Thomas of DePeyster, grandsons, Michael and his wife Sabrina Kio of Fort Ann, Alan James and wife Jennifer Kio of Camillus, 5 step grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 12 step great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her son Robert Kio, siblings, Erwin, Edwin, Wayne and Eric Carr, Orlean Laware, Helen Harmon, Eva Sherman and Betty Ledger. She was born on March 25, 1931 in Norfolk, to the late, Floyd and Myrtle Barkley Carr. Ella married Levi C. Kio on October 18, 1952 at the Richville United Methodist Church. Ella was previously the town clerk of Hermon. She was a past member of the Hermon Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Madrid Methodist Church and Madrid Youth Fellowship.  Ella loved spending time with her family, camping, fishing, reading and hunting. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Galilee United Methodist Church, 5129 CR 6, Ogdensburg, New York 13669.

Teresa Ann Sack 10/29/2020

June 27th, 2021 No comments

Teresa Ann Warren Sack

Teresa Ann Warren came into the world April 15, 1967 at A. Barton Hepburn Hospital, daughter of Rose (Reed) Warren & Keith Jerome Warren, at a very blue 11 pounds 1 oz, with the doctor advising he expected future medical issues. He was so right. Teresa was born with challenges most people have never heard of. She had a genetic neurological condition called Neurofibromatosis which was finally diagnosed at age 5 when she went into a full upper body brace for Scoliosis. The brace was her constant companion other than an hour a day for bathing and exercises until age 14 when she underwent surgery, with a second surgery a few months later; she came home about 3 inches taller in a full upper body cast worn 8 months; after that, goodbye stretch pants, hello to jeans.

She attended schools in Morristown, and Lisbon, N.Y., graduating from Lisbon Central School, receiving awards from Who’s Who in American High Schools, and the National Honor Society, both for academic achievement; she completed a two-year Associate Degree at now defunct Maria Regina College in Syracuse, receiving an award from Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges; then attended and graduated from Plattsburg State University. After college she moved to Greenwood Lake, NY, sharing residence with her college roommate and subsequent lifelong friend, Trish. Shortly after moving to Greenwood Lake, she met and married the love of her life, Samuel Sack, New Brunswick, N.J. They lived in Plainsboro, N.J., Oxnard, Ca., where son Mark was born, Middletown, N.Y., and Lawrenceville, N.J. For a portion of her life, Teresa worked in nursing homes as a diet tech.

After moving to Lawrenceville, she became a substitute teacher of young handicapped children, which she loved, maybe even her true calling. She substituted at various schools but mainly Benjamin Franklin School, Lawrence, N.J. When a child made even slight progress under her tutelage, it gave her wings to know she had helped someone. Throughout life, she has faced life-threatening issues and surgeries, dealt with her disfiguring appearance of thousands of very prominent, very visible fibroid tumors. In spite of her appearance, she carried herself with grace and dignity, not allowing anyone or anything to get her down, always with that quirky sense of humor, friendly demeanor, and beautiful smile. She enjoyed reading, making jewelry and looming, gifting projects to nieces and nephews. When not at school, she was happy as a housewife and mother. At the other end, Mark also has Neurofibromatosis and his parents faced the stinging knowledge of their child having a pediatric brain tumor and the loss of a kidney from the disease.

Teresa passed in her sleep in the early morning of October 29, 2020. She shares that date with her Grandmother, Marion Reed, who passed away October 29, 2011, and Brother-in-Law Jerry Majetich, brutally attacked while serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq, again October 29, 2005. Though surviving, he received multiple injuries from an IED, the most noticeable being the partial loss of a hand, his nose (rebuilt) and his ears, with 38% of his body burned. Jerry and Teresa had bonded over their mutual disfiguring challenges, especially when encountering the public.

Teresa is survived by her husband of 30+ loving years, Samuel Sack, and son, Mark, Lawrenceville, NJ; Mother, Rose Warren, Hermon, NY; Sisters: Lisa Johnson, Geneva, NY; Edie & Jeff Jennings, Valdesta, Ga.; Mary-Ella & Jerry Majetich, Jacksonville, Fl.; Hallie & Robert Miller, Chase Mills, NY; brother, Jeremiah Warren & Jennifer Shampine, Hermon, NY; Uncle, Fred Reed & Carol Coller, Hermon, NY; Aunt Peggy Reed, Brother-in-law, David Sack, New Brunswick, NJ; Nieces and Nephews: Cody Butler (son, Owen) & Danielle Stickney, Canton, NY; Julia Warren, Victoria, B.C., Canada; Tori Warren & Anthony Cantrell, Plattsburgh, NY; Jacob Majetich, and Noah Fredrich, Jacksonville, Fl.; Zachary Johnson, Geneva, NY; Sara Miller, Chase Mill NY; Alisabeth and Jaelynn Warren, Hermon, NY.

Teresa was predeceased by her Father, Keith J. Warren; Uncles Donald & Edward Warren, Bernard Reed; Aunts: Agnes White, Alice Robinson; Grandparents, Fred & Marion Reed; Ella & Michael Warren; In-laws, Max & Alice Sack; Brother, Robert Brenno.

A graveside service will be at 3 PM at the Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, NY with Robert LeClair officiating on September 4, 2021. A celebration of life will follow the service at the Skunks Nest in Hermon, NY. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Neurofibromatosis Network, P.O. Box 1530, Wheaton, IL 60187.

John E. Davis 05/27/2021

May 28th, 2021 1 comment
John E. Davis

John E. Davis, 86, of Hermon, died on May 27, 2021, at his home. There will be no services.  John is survived by his wife Elaine, a brother James Davis and a sister Esther Jennings. He was predeceased by his brother, Morris Davis, and a sister Doris Davis. He was born on January 26, 1935 in Pierrepont, to the late Erwin and Francis LaLonde Davis.  John was in the Army from 1957 – 1959 when he was honorably discharged.  He married Beulah Enslow on October 12, 1959, she died on December 18, 2014, and he then married Elaine Gollinger on April 15, 2017. He worked as a construction worker in Niagara Falls and then as a truck driver.  He was a member of the DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizen Club, a member and past chief of the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Gouverneur Elks Club, Teamsters Union in Massena, Carr Pond Hunting Club, and a past member of AMVETS Post 11.  He enjoyed going to Woody’s for coffee in the morning, hunting, watching Westerns, and was a Boston Red Socks Fan. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department.

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.