September 8, 2016 1 comment
Lila J. Slayko
Lila Jane Slayko, passed away quietly at her home in Canton on September 8, 2016, with her family by her side at the age of 79. Calling hours will be 1 -2 PM, Saturday, September 10, 2016, funeral service will be at 2:30 PM, Minister Paul Slayko (son) of the DeKalb Church of Christ officiating, burial to follow in Hermon Cemetery. She is survived by her sons, Edward and his wife Dawn Slayko of DeKalb, Paul and his wife Sandy Slayko of Hermon, Kevin and his wife Angelica Baker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Eric and his wife Jessica Baker of Cisco, Texas, daughters, Karen Slayko of Syracuse, Carol and her husband Glenn Beck of Ranger, Texas, sisters, Rachel Miner and Esther Cleveland both of Hermon, 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sons, Keith Baker, Douglas Slayko and a grandson, Ryan Slayko. Lila was born on May 13, 1937 in Pierrepont, the daughter of the late Edward and Mayfred Stone Fifield. She was a nurses’ aide at Western Manor in Ranger, Texas and an aide for many home health care agencies. She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Russell. Lila enjoyed playing cards, baking and flower gardening. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
August 7, 2016 17 comments
Marjorie A. Hammond
Marjorie A. Hammond, 75, of Rensselaer Falls, died on August 5, 2016. The funeral service will be at the funeral home, August 10th, 2 PM, Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating, burial to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Curtis “Ralph”, sons, Steven and his wife Lisa Hammond of Rensselaer Falls, Scott Hammond of Rensselaer Falls, daughters, Stephanie Beebe of Potsdam, Shelly and her husband James Sanderson of Canton, sisters, Mary and her husband Tom DeRosia of Cicero, Nancy and her husband Hubert Schofell of Oriskany Falls, Phyllis Reed of Hermon, 9 grandchildren, Michael and his wife Kira Hammond, Kendra Hammond, Jennifer and her husband Greg Thompson, Mark Beebe, Sarah and her husband Matt Meagher, Audrey Hammond, Christian Hammond, Bridette Sanderson, Rachel Sandersons, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Carlton Allen, Debbie Downing, and Marion Perkins. Marjorie was born on April 3, 1941 in the Town of Antwerp, the daughter of the late Carlton and Phyllis Canfield Allen. She attended Hermon DeKalb Central School. On August 18, 1956 she married Curtis R. Hammond at the Russell United Methodist Church. Marjorie was a great homemaker and loved spending time with her family, knitting, sewing, quilt making, reading and traveling. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Fire Department or Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 186, Rensselaer Falls, New York 13680.
August 6, 2016 2 comments
Shirley A. Jones
Shirley A. Jones, 72, of DeKalb Junction, died on August 5, 2016. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Monday, August 8th, 2 -4 and 7 – 9 PM. The funeral service will be at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, Tuesday, August 9th, 11 am, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating, burial to follow in Hermon Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Lawrence Jones, sons, Kevin and his wife Georgette Brown of DeKalb Junction, Danny Brown of Harrisville, David and his wife Barbara Brown Jr. of Richville, daughters, Debbie Weller of Richville, Lisa Brown of DeKalb Junction, stepson, Frederick “Rick” Jones of Oswego, brothers, Carl and his wife Isabelle Matice of Canton, Ivan and his wife Sharon Matice of Gouverneur, sisters, Rose and her husband Donald Fifield of Hermon, Christine Reynolds of Okeechobee, FL, 17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Karen Carr, siblings, Arnold Aldridge Sr., Allen Aldridge,Webb “Butch” Matice, Alvin Matice, Norma Dusharm, Susan Dashnaw, granddaughter, Amy Carr, great grandson Edward Delorme. Shirley was born on July 28, 1944 in Gouverneur, the daughter of the late Arnold and Fern Fields Aldridge. A marriage to David Brown Sr. ended in divorce, she married Lawrence “Larry” Jones on Mary 27, 2000 at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church. Shirley was a custodian at Hermon DeKalb Central School for 24 years. She was a member of the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church and loved spending time with her family, her camp at Lake Bonaparte, fishing and shopping. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, 4302 US Highway 11, DeKalb Junction, New York 13630,the American Heart Association or the Leukemia Society.
June 24, 2016 4 comments
Mary A. Mussen
Mary A. Mussen, 64, of Hermon, died on June 22, 2016 at Canton Potsdam Hospital. Services will be at the convenience of her family. She is survived by her husband James F., sons, Theodore and his wife Doris Rubin of, Kathleen, Florida, Shawn Albert and his wife Tina Rubin of DeKalb Junction, half siblings, Roger Delorme of Texas, Dorcus and her husband Rusty Lottie of DeKalb Junction, Danette and her husband Neil Hance of Rensselaer Falls, Marsha Delorme of Texas, Pamela Delorme of Texas, Michelle (and her husband Wayne Cronk of Rensselaer Falls, a sister in law Kim Delorme, special friend Jordan Roth, grandchildren, Allison Inez Goldie, Della Rae Rubin, Cassidy Rubin, James Phelps, Dylan Kelley, Shawn Patrick Rubin, Harley Nicole Rubin, Natasha Petrie, great grandchildren, Hunter, Damon, Kamon, Virginia, Brooklyn, Cameron, Elizabeth Izabell, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Albert and Dorothy Dafoe (who raised her), brothers, Albert Delorme and Edward Delorme, a sister, Hope Delorme, half siblings, Edward H. Delorme, Randy Delorme Sr., and Rodney Delorme. Mary was born on October 31, 1951 in the Canton, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Alice Dafoe Delorme Sr. She married James Mussen on October 22, 1990 at 9 PM at the home of Reverends William and Betty Masters. She graduated from Canton Central School in 1969 and worked as a chief clerk for the Department of Social Services for 21 years (was in charge of converting all files from paper to computer), retiring in 2009. Mary was a past member of the Pyrites Ladies Auxiliary and loved to read, play games on her computer and play cards. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
April 7, 2016 2 comments
Lee W. Donaldson
Lee W. Donaldson, 67, of Canton, died on April 6, 2016 at Canton Potsdam Hospital. There will be memorial service at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, a son, Aaron Donaldson of Massena, daughters, Leeann Donaldson at home, Susie Thompson of Massena, Amanda Robinson of Massena, Nichole and her husband Antron Faulk of Massena, brothers, Leslie and his wife Linda Donaldson of DeKalb Junction, Larry and Diane Donaldson of Canton, a sister, Leola Fredette of Canton, 17 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter Ellie Lemieux, grandchildren, Ryan Lemieux, and Christian Donaldson. Lee was born on December 31, 1948 in the Town of Canton, the son of the late Leslie and Helen Blair Donaldson. He married Catherine Barney in Massena on December 14, 2002. Marriages to Barbara Blandin and Gail Burcume ended in divorce. Lee was a custodian and van driver for Massena Independent Living Center until 2003. He loved spending time with his family, fishing, and watching western movies. Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.
March 15, 2016 5 comments
Freida T. Baker
Freida T. Baker, 97, of Hermon, died on March 14, 2016 at Highland Nursing Home. There will be calling hours Saturday, March 19th, 2 -4 PM, funeral service at 4 PM at the funeral home, Pastor Karen Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Hermon Cemetery. She is survived by her sons, Arthur and his wife Deborah Baker of Hermon, Donald and his wife Deborah Baker of Norfolk, Daniel Baker of Hermon, a daughter, Ann Villeneuve of Norwood, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughters, Donna Baker, Diane Hamilton and a sister, Esther Reynolds. Freida was born on September 7, 1918 in the Town of Canton, the daughter of the late William and Maude Come Thompson. She married Burton Baker, March 28, 1942 at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Rensselear Falls, he died on March 17, 1988. Frieda worked on the Everett Risley Farm in DeKalb until she and Burton were married. Freida was a member of DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizen Club, DeKalb Craft Club, the United Church of Richville, Friendship Club and the Hermon Ladies Aide (West Hermon Methodist Church). She loved cooking, reading and gardening. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to United Church of Richville, Main and Depot St., Richville, New York 13681.
March 11, 2016 15 comments
Morris R. Davis
Morris R. Davis, 76, of Hermon, died on March 10, 2016 at Canton Potsdam Hospital. There will be calling hours Sunday, March 13th , 2 -4 PM, funeral service at 4 PM at the funeral home, Father Douglas Lucia officiating. He is survived by his wife Joan, sons, Robert and his wife Lisa Davis of, Madrid, Kenneth J. Davis of Hermon, daughters, Penny Cornell of Canton, Mellody Davis of Hermon, brothers John Davis of Hermon, James Davis of Hermon, a sister, Esther Davis of Florida, grandchildren, Melissa Brown, Jessica Bessette, Cody Cardinell, 3 step grandchildren, great grandchildren, Brianna Breen, Lila Ann Reed, Willow Pearl Reed, 5 step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sons, Scott Davis, John Davis. Morris was born on October 27, 1939 in Colton, the son of the late Erwin and Frances Johnson Davis. He married Joan F. Davis on April 12, 1961 in Niagara Falls. Morris was a truck driver for Alcoa, Massena, retiring in 2002. He was a member of Teamster Union 687, Potsdam, AMVETS Post 11, DeKalb Junction and the Rainbow Brook Hunting Club. He loved cooking, hunting, and fishing. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
March 7, 2016 2 comments
Theresa M. Buckley
Theresa M. Buckley, 81, of South Colton, died on March 4, 2016 at her home. There will be a Celebration of Theresa’s Life on Sunday, March 13th at 1 P.M. at the Racquette Valley Fish and Game Club, Cold Brook Drive, South Colton, New York. She is survived by her sons, Earl and wife Marlene Clark of Ogdensburg, Randy Clark of Potsdam, Tracy Clark and Julie Yandoh of Brasher, Paul Clark of South Colton, daughters, Lucy and her husband Charles Lucas-Schloer of South Colton, Patricia Clark and Theodore Lovejoy of Ogdensburg, Christina and her husband Jeff Ward of Brasher Center, a sister Elizabeth Kerr of Norfolk, 14 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 21 step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Danny Clark in 1963, a brother Hollis Mosher and a sister Joyce Mosher. She was born on August 29, 1934, in Potsdam, the daughter of Earl B. and Tressia Scovil Mosher. She married Louis Clark at her parent’s home in Colton, 1952, he predeceased her in 1962, she then married Maurice Buckley, he predeceased her, and her fiancée Robert Bacon predeceased her in 1995. Theresa was a self-employed home health care provider, a member of the Potsdam VFW, American Legion in Potsdam, and the Racquette Valley Fish and Game Club. She loved large family gatherings, camping with family, being outdoors, gardening and feeding the birds. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Colton Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
February 3, 2016 3 comments
EVERETT M. RISLEY
Everett M. Risley, 90, formerly of DeKalb Junction and currently in Canastota, died Tuesday evening February 2, 2016, in Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton. Born in De Kalb Junction, on January 17, 1926, he was the son of Herbert N. and Laura Belle Stone Risley. A resident of this area for the past twenty-seven years, Everett was educated in De Kalb Junction schools. Prior to his retirement, Everett was employed with Fremac Marine Sales in Lakeport, previously with the former N. G. Deppoliti and Sons, Inc. of Canastota and owned and operated an automotive garage and dairy farm in De Kalb Junction. He loved playing guitar and working with anything mechanical and was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are his three sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Kathy Risley of Canastota, Rick and Lisa Risley of Oneida and Steven and Laney Risley of St. Augustine, Florida; fifteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sons, Charles in 1987, Greg in 2011, Keith at birth, his daughter, Lisa at birth and two brothers, Obed and Gaylord Risley. Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Saturday at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. Interment will be made in Union Cemetery, De Kalb Junction. Friends may call at the funeral home, 11 AM to 1 PM, Saturday, prior to the funeral service. Contributions may be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046.
January 31, 2016 7 comments
George L. Castor
George Castor, 80, of DeKalb Junction, died on January 30, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his wife, three daughters and granddaughter. Calling hours will be, Thursday, February 4th, 5:30 – 7 PM, memorial service will follow at 7 PM at the funeral home, Certified Lay Minister Bob LaClair officiating. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris, daughters, Suzann and her husband David Conklin, DeKalb, Melissa Miller and Terry Allen of Madrid, Anna Davis of Potsdam, brothers, Perl Castor and Karen Gilson of Black River, Lyle and his wife Carole Castor, Heuvelton, a sister, Bonnie Cook of Grand Isle, Florida, grandchildren, Amy (Miller) and her husband Grant Tolbert, Jason and his wife Mary Tenberg, George Tenberg, great grandchildren, Tanner Tenberg, Jayden Tenberg, Hailey Tenberg, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Kermit Castor. George was born on February 26, 1935, in Rodman, New York, the son of Howard and Verna Dennis Castor. He married Doris Youngs on April 12, 1955 at the Macomb Wesleyan Methodist Church Parsonage. George was a heavy equipment mechanic for 29 years for Youngs Heavy Equipment in Palmetto, FL, prior to that he was a self-employed logger and worked construction for Paul Stiles. He was a member of Moose Lodge 814. He loved to fish, go to yard sales and the casino, and especially buying and restoring bicycles. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.