Nancy J. Johnson 07/04/2020

July 6th, 2020 No comments

     Nancy J. Johnson

Nancy J. Johnson, 82, of Canton, died on July 4, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  There will be a private graveside service at Hermon Cemetery. She is survived her son, James Sayer and his husband John Keese of Norfolk ,MA, daughters, Kim Sayer of Baker, FL, Barbara “Bobbie” Butler and her companion Peter Foster of Massena, a sister Phyllis Edwards of  The Villages, FL, grandchildren, James and his wife Karin (Juell) Blackburn of Rensselaer Falls, Tonya Blackburn and companion Jason Premo of Winthrop, great grandchildren, Courtney Piatt, Peyton Blackburn, Natasha Barnhart , Devin Barnhart, and a great great granddaughter Hadley, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her siblings, John and Charles Johnson, Harriet Jenne and Eleanor Johnson. Nancy was born on August 9, 1937, in Ogdensburg, to the late John and Ora Chase Johnson.  She graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1955 and continued her education at the Watertown School of Commerce graduating in 1957.  Nancy was a court stenographer, for the St. Lawrence County District Attorney for 20 years, then she was the office manager at the Florida State Probation and Parole Office for 13 years retiring in 2002.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Hermon since 1957.  Nancy enjoyed bowling, knitting, crossword puzzles, ceramics and playing cards.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to charity of one’s choice.

Marie T. Fitzgerald Jones 06/25/2020

June 28th, 2020 1 comment

      Marie T. Fitzgerald Jones

Marie T. Fitzgerald Jones, 73, formerly of Richville, died on June 25, 2020, at Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  There will be no services. She is survived her son, Brian Jones, brothers, Gerald and his wife Donna Fitzgerald of Star Lake, Richard Fitzgerald of DeKalb, Paul Fitzgerald of Richville, several nieces and nephews. Marie was born on November 18, 1946, in Ogdensburg, to the late Leo and Cecile Lebel Fitzgerald and graduated from the Edwards Knox Central School.  She married Thomas F. Jones on December 31, 1965 and he predeceased her on February 25, 2004.  She retired as a clerk for the Department of Social Services after 20 years, she then worked as a residential assistant at Jefferson St. Lawrence ARC.  Marie was an Avon representative and won the ALBI award 4 years in a row. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and canning.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association.

Jeffery L. Peters 06/11/2020

June 13th, 2020 6 comments

Jeffery L. Peters         

Jeffery L. Peters, 53, of DeKalb Junction, died on June 11, 2020.  There will be private services for his family due to COVID 19. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, sons, Adam Peters of DeKalb, Jon Peters of Canton, his father Joseph Peters, DeKalb, his brothers, Michael Peters of Canton, Steven and his wife Karen Peters of Denver, CO, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother in 2017, Donna Powell Peters.  Jeff was born on July 6, 1966, in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1984. He married Lisa Struzzi on August 30, 1986 at St. Henry’s Church in DeKalb Junction. Jeffery worked at St. Lawrence University on the custodial crew since 1986. Jeff spent many hours in the driveway working with Jon on his basketball skills and spent hours with Adam sharing their love of hunting.  He was thrilled that his boys shared the same interests as him and that he could pass on his knowledge to them.  He loved his boys and was so proud of the men they have become.   He never missed an opportunity to tell them “be careful” and “I love you” every time they walked out the door. Jeff enjoyed being in the woods and was an avid hunter.  He loved to scout deer during the summer months, and would work on honing his skills as the season approached.  Bow hunting was his favorite as he loved sitting in his tree stands within the quiet of the woods and watch all of the other wildlife around him.  He was always a successful deer hunter and in 2019, was thrilled beyond words that he was able to fill his bear tag.  Jeff was also well known as “the bird man”.   From a very young age you could always find him raising water fowl and chickens.  As a child, he took great pride in entering his chickens into the poultry contest at the Gouverneur fair and bringing home blue ribbons.  Years later, his boys followed in his footsteps making Jeff very proud.  Jeff was never without some type of feathered friend in his life and was sought out by people who had found an injured bird and brought it to him to rehabilitate.   He was a member of the St. Lawrence County Poultry Fanciers.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center, 977 Springfield Road, Wilmington, New York, 12997.

Dale A. Thornton 04/07/2020

April 8th, 2020 8 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 2 comments

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.