May 8, 2013 19 comments
Steven G. Hamilton
Steven G. Hamilton, 55, of DeKalb Junction, died, May 6, 2013, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. There will be a family gathering at his home, 2665 SH 812, on Friday, May 10th, 6 -8 PM and Saturday, May 11th , 10am – 2 PM. Steven is survived by his wife, Joy, daughters, Erica M. and husband Dale Avery, Kernersville, NC, Carrie A. and husband Gary Taylor, Canastota, Amber L. and husband Shane Carr, Gouverneur, Danielle (Danny) and husband Chester Soto, Canastota, grandchildren, Aiden Coller, Brody Carr, Holly Carr, Christian Soto and his cat Sissy “Little Princess”. Steven was born in Gouverneur, February 1, 1958. He married Joy E. Gaumes on August 15, 1981 in DeKalb, Justice of the Peace Glenn Minnick officiating. Steven was a bagger man at Heuvelton Whey and did construction and roofing. He loved being with his family and friends, fishing, hunting big and small game, being outdoors, having BBQs and watching the Young and the Restless. Donations can be made to the Richard Winter Cancer Treatment Center.
April 28, 2013 3 comments
Richard C. Harris
Richard C. Harris, 38, Morley, died, April 25, 2013, at his home. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Tuesday, April 30th, 2 -4 PM, the funeral service will follow at 4 PM, and burial will be in Hermon Cemetery. Richard is survived by his wife, Shirley F. , his parents, Dennis and Joan Harris, Russell, a daughter, Savannah Harris, Ogdensburg, stepsons, Timothy and Kayla Wright, Canton, Scott and Danielle Wright, Hermon, a brother, Dennis Harris Jr., Plattsburgh, a sister, Melanie Harris and her fiancé Jeremy Chaney, Adams Center, step-grandchildren, Samuel, Levi, Maryann and Jacob, several nieces and nephews. Richard was born on July 12, 1974, the son of Dennis and Joan Conto Harris. He married Shirley F. Baugh on June 30, 2012 at their home in Morley. Richard was a carpenter for Northland Associates in Syracuse. He was a NY Giants Fan, and loved doing yard work, playing computer games and watching television court shows. Donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
April 22, 2013 6 comments
Cedric P. Kirkpatrick
Cedric Kirkpatrick died April 15th, 2013 at the Canton Potsdam Hospital. Cedric was a long time resident of Hermon, New York. A graveside service will be May 25, 2013, 11:00 am at the Spragueville Cemetery, Spragueville, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating, a gathering will be at 1:00 PM at the family farm, 1912 CR 21, Hermon. He was born in Spragueville, New York on December 15, 1936, the son of Ida and Percy Kirkpatrick. Cedric attended Hermon School and graduated in 1954. He ran and operated the family farm in Hermon, providing for his family and friends. Cedric was one of seven children. He was predeceased by; Harold, Muriel, Bernice and Earl. He is survived by his sisters Eunice, residing in Sonora California and Eleanor in Russell, New York and several nieces and nephews. After he closed down the family farm, Cedric worked at the Hermon Cemetery from 1995-2005. He was the consummate unselfish man, he provided for his family, putting his goals and dreams aside to make sure that everyone who needed shelter and friendship were provided for. Cedric will be missed by family and friends. Everyone who came into contact with him will forever remember his gentle demeanor and his kind and quiet generosity. Gifts can be made to the Hermon Fire Hall and the Hermon Cemetery in his memory.
April 14, 2013 12 comments
Shirley S. Taylor
Shirley Taylor, 78, Canton, died, April 13, 2013, at her home. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Tuesday, April 16, 2 -4 and 7 – 9 PM, the funeral service will be Wednesday, April 17th, 1:00 PM, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Kane and companion George Britt, Uniontown, PA, Sandra and husband Andrew Morrison, DeKalb, a brother, Herbert Stacy, Lowville, a sister Helen Stacy, Gouverneur, grandchildren, Kristin and her husband Robert Allender, Devon Kane, Andrea Morrison, Stacy Morrison, a brother in-law Bill Taylor, DeKalb, a sister in-law Gwen Taylor, Gouverneur, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ellen Taylor, a brother Harold Stacy, and a sister, Marion Davis. Shirley was born on February 7, 1935 in Gouverneur, the daughter of Robert and Gartha Stevens Stacy. She graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1954. Shirley married Daniel S. Taylor on July 31, 1954 at the Gouverneur Presbyterian Church, Rev. Andrew Schofield officiating, Dan died on March 23, 2010. Shirley was a food service worker at Canton Central School for over 17 years, she retired in 2006. She was a member, Sunday school teacher and on the Sunshine 2001, she was a 4H leader and judged sewing, a member of the DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizen Club, Canton Senior Citizen Club, and The Friday Girls. She loved to knit, sew and her cats. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church.
April 14, 2013 7 comments
Russell G. Matott
Russell G. Matott, 57, formally of DeKalb Junction, died, April 6, 2013, at his home in Inverness, FL. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Saturday, April 27, 10 – 11 am, the memorial service will follow at 11 am, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating. A gathering of remembrance will be held at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church after the memorial service. Russell is survived by his wife, Barbara Matott, mother, Lenore Bovay, DeKalb Junction, a brother, Jeffrey and his wife Debra Matott, DeKalb, a step son Anthony Ortiz, FL, a niece Stephanie Matott, a nephew, Zachery Matott, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father Maurice Matott. Russell was born on August 5, 1955 in Gouverneur, the son of Maurice Matott and Lenore Elsey Bovay. He graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1973. He married Barbara Ortiz November 18, 2000 in FL. He was a dry wall contractor in FL. Russell’s interests included music, writing, drawing, and painting. Prior to his death he thoroughly enjoyed playing guitar with a group during services at the 1st United Methodist church in Inverness. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
March 22, 2013 1 comment
Edna L. Perrault
Edna L. Perrault, 87, formally of DeKalb Junction, died, March 21, 2013, at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. Calling hours will be, Sunday, March 24, 10 am -12 PM; and Monday, March 25, 9 am – 11 am, the funeral service will be at 11am. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir. Edna is survived sons, Gary Eugene Perrault, Indiana, William Clarence Perrault, Rochester, Stanley Gilbert Perrault, California, Nelson Louis Perrault and Darlene Webb, Tennessee, a daughter Renee Chase, Maryland, a daughter in law, Elaine Perrault, Tennessee, brothers, Gilbert Stanley Hughes, New Mexico, Arthur Hughes, Pennsylvania, Gerald Hughes, Arizona, Nelson Hughes, Pennsylvania, Melvin Hughes, Pennsylvania, Dale Hughes, North Carolina, a sister, Marion Kramer, Tennessee, 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Bruce Evans Perrault, and brothers Howard and Ottto Hughes. Edna was born on January 5, 1926 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Gilbert and Clara Meinhardt Hughes. She married Clarence Perrault on October 22, 1949; he died April 6, 1979. Edna was a homemaker, and a housekeeper for St. Henry’s Church’s Pastors. She was a parishioner of St. Henry’s Church, a member of St. Henry’s Altar Rosary Society, and the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She loved taking care of her grandchildren, cooking, going for walks, singing and reading the bible. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
February 27, 2013 7 comments
Clara Faye Putman
Clara Faye Putman, 94, of Hermon, died, February 26, 2013, at her home. Calling hours will be, Friday, March 1, 1 -3 and 6- 8 PM, the funeral service will be at 8 PM, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating. Burial will be May 4, 2013 at 10:00 am at Hermon Cemetery, Hermon. Faye is survived by a son, John Putman of Canton, daughters, Diana Putman, Hermon, Patricia Wilson, Hermon, Bonnie and her husband Lee Cox, Willow Street, PA, 11 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Onita Boyden and granddaughters, Deborah Lynn Silva and Denise Louise Sharkey. Faye was born on November 22, 1918 in the Town of Edwards, the daughter of Dale and Edithel Rose Miller. She graduated from Edwards School and then attended nursing school in Syracuse. Faye married Merrill M. Putman on May 20, 1939 at the Baptist Parsonage in Gouverneur. She was the postmistress at the Russell Post Office and retired in 1983 after 20+ years of service. Faye was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Edwards, and the Hermon Baptist Church, where she was very active, including teaching Sunday school. She loved gardening, painting, bead making, making quilts, sewing, doing any kind of crafts, fishing, camping, hunting and cooking. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
February 25, 2013 7 comments
Leslie W. Donaldson
Leslie W. Donaldson, 85, of Canton, died, February 25, 2013, at Maplewood Campus, Canton. Services will be private. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville. Leslie is survived by his wife Helen, sons Leslie K. and wife Linda Donaldson, DeKalb Junction, Lee and wife Catherine Donaldson, Canton, Larry D. and wife Diane Donaldson, Canton, a daughter, Leola and husband Kenneth Fredette, Canton, 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Jesse, Bernard, and Elmer Donaldson, sisters, Edna Eggleston, Florence Hilts, and Fannie Smith. He was born on July 15, 1927, in Gouverneur, the son of Jesse and Fannie Buck Donaldson. Leslie married Helen Blair on December 14, 1944. Leslie owned and operated his dairy farm in the Town of DeKalb for over 50 years. He loved to do woodworking, hunt, and going to field days. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Diabetes Association.
February 25, 2013 12 comments
Demetrius Alexander Wolter, May 14, 2010, Morristown NY, passed away at 2 years 9 months on February 17, 2013. He belonged to a loving family which consisted of his mother Arielle, his baby sister Alexis, and his grandfather Merle. Demetrius was a very strong child that battled a severe case of encephalitis when he was only two weeks old. During his time with us he enjoyed being close to the ones he loved and his best friend Scout. His family will miss him deeply and feels blessed for the time they were given with their little angel. A funeral service will be on Thursday, February 28, 2013, 2:00 PM at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, Father James Shurtleff officiating. Contributions can be made to the Brain Treatment Center
February 19, 2013 26 comments
David A. Clark
David A. Clark, 68, of Canton, died, February 18, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2 PM; at the Hermon United Methodist Church, Reverend Thomas Jones officiating. David is survived by his wife, Anne E. Clark, daughter, Liza G. Clark, Canton, son, Joshua W. Clark, Japan, father and mother in-law, Michael and Betty Carr Marino, Canton, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Gene Clark, a sister, Pat Druri and Edwin Peterson. Born on February 7, 1945 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of Norman and Jacquelyn Fick Clark, he attended Bemidji State University, Minnesota, and graduated with a bachelors’ degree in Applied Psychology. He married Anne Marino on March 24, 1981 in Watertown; SD. David was a Lay Pastor for the Seven Steeples United Methodist Churches (Degrasse United Methodist Church, Hermon United Methodist Church and Russell United Methodist Church). He was a member of the Madison Musician Association. He loved to help and mentor troubled teenagers through his work as a substitute teacher at St. Lawrence Central School. David’s life’s passion was being on stage, singing, playing the guitar and preaching the Word of God. He took the time to reach out and touch the people he encountered in his daily life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to his family. David’s family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.