Irene F. Carter 07/22/2017

July 25th, 2017 5 comments

Irene Francis Carter

The marks of a well-worn life are in the people we touch, the things we create, and the obstacles we overcome. After many miles traveled, memories made, and a lifetime as vivacious as it was creative, Irene Carter came to her final rest, after a long battle with cancer, on July 22. She was surrounded by family. Irene told the story of her life in the people and projects she loved. She told it with a sly smile when she knew she had the winning word in a game of Scrabble. She told it in the antiques she sold in her small-town shop and the conversations she had with patrons at the restaurant she shared with her husband. She enjoyed working with her hands: in the earth, on canvas, in needles and threads. Her story lives on in her surviving family: husband Robert W. Carter, son Matthew and his wife Rita; eldest daughter Angeleine and her husband Dustin; youngest daughter Christin, and her husband Chris; her three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is remembered as well by her siblings: Barbara Tillinghast, Claire Russell, Rhea Ritchings, and Caroline LaRose. Irene’s life and passions took her across the country, from Madrid, NY to New Jersey, to Washington D.C. and northern Virginia, to Boca Raton, FL, and to her final home in Helena, NY (a stone’s throw from her birthplace of Malone). In each place she made herself a fixture of the community. She goes now to join her parents, father Edward Henry LaRose and mother Irene Anne (Southwick) LaRose, as well as her siblings Edward LaRose, and Lee LaRose. Her quick wit, generous hospitality, and strength of character will not be forgotten. There will be no services at this time.

August M. Atkins July 11, 2017

July 17th, 2017 No comments

rays of sunAugust M. Atkins
August M. Atkins, 69, of DeKalb Junction, died on July 11, 2017, at Community Hospital in Syracuse. There will be a memorial service at a later date. He is survived by his son, Matthew Atkins of DeKalb, a granddaughter, Sophie Atkins, a half-brother, David Atkins of California, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased, by siblings, Phillip Atkins, Regina (Dolly) White, Jeannet (Midge) Atkins, and Rose (Bonnie) Miller. August was born on August 13, 1947 in Olean, the son of the late John James and Rosa McElfresh Atkins, he graduated from Wellsville High School. He married Priscilla Lambert which ended in divorce. August was a truck mechanic for McCadem Cheese in Heuvelton and drove truck for Relco. He was a past member of the NRA, and the DeKalb Grange. He enjoyed gardening and puttering around his house. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Donna L. Peters 05/11/2017

May 12th, 2017 3 comments

Donna L. Peters
Donna L. Peters, 70, of DeKalb Junction, died on May 11, 2017, at her home. There will be calling hours, June 24th, 2017, 1 – 4 PM, a Memorial Service will follow, Pastor David Hart officiating. She is survived by her husband, Joseph H., sons, Jeff Peters of DeKalb Junction, Michael and his wife Nancy Peters of Hermon, Steven and his wife Karen Peters of Denver, Colorado, a brother Charles Powell of Canton, sisters, Caroline Conklin of Chenango Bridge, Roxanne and her husband David Bigelow of DeKalb, Debra and her husband Rick Johnston of Gouverneur, grandchildren, Adam Peters, Jon Peters, Emily Peters, Jim Peters, Lucas Peters and Seth Peters, several nieces and nephews. Donna was born on October 27, 1946 in Gouverneur, the daughter of the late Roger and Bridgette McNally Powell, she graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School. She married Joseph Peters on September 4, 1965 at St. Henry’s Church, DeKalb Junction. Donna was a clerk/bookkeeper at SUNY Canton before retiring, prior to that she was a clerk at Jubilee in Canton. She volunteered at Maplewood Campus in Canton and at the Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County Fair. She was a past member of the Old DeKalb Grange and a parishioner at St. Henry’s Church. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department, 4323 USH 11, DeKalb Junction, New York, 13630 or the SPCA.

Dorothy Caswell Morrison 02/19/2017

April 28th, 2017 2 comments

Dorothy Caswell Morrison
Dorothy Caswell Morrison, 81, of Canton, NY passed in her sleep February 19, 2017, the night before her 82 birthday, in Zephyrhills, FL. She was born February 20, 1935 to Andrew and Flora (Taylor) Caswell. She married James Morrison on April 11, 1953 in Canton, NY.
Dorothy attended Canton Central School and graduated from Potsdam State University with a Master’s Degree. She loved teaching, loved her students and her students loved her. She retired from Canton Central School after teaching for 20 years. Dorothy will probably be remembered most for her love of teddy bears. She was a tremendous cook, a talented artist and loved to recite poems/jingles. She had a great sense of humor and was always quick with a joke. We loved her giggle. She enjoyed Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles and playing computer solitaire.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Alberta and Alma; brother, Orrin. Survivors include her beloved husband of nearly 64 years, James S. Morrison; 8 children, Sheryl Morrison ( Lynn Blackmore), James (Terry) Morrison, Andrew (Sandy) Morrison, Wrenette “Wendy” Landreth, Daniel (Cammy) Morrison, Dixie (Loren) Widrick, Lori Morrison (Robert Heman), and Scott Morrison ( Stephanie Meeker); 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 9 siblings; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held May 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church, 4302 US HWY 11, DeKalb Jct., NY. Pastor Loren B. Widrick officiating. Reception following at the DeKalb Junction Fire Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the DeKalb Junction Fire Dept. or a charity of one’s choice.

Nancy M. Seaman 04/16/2017

April 18th, 2017 1 comment

Nancy M. Seaman
Nancy M. Seaman, 83, of Russell, died on April 16, 2017, at her home. There will be no services. She is survived by her son Scott Seaman. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to ASPCA or Wounded Warriors Outdoor Adventures, 668 Ruddy Road, Chase Mills, New York 13621.

David E. “Mort” Peck 03/08/2017

March 9th, 2017 3 comments

David E. “Mort” Peck
David E. “Mort” Peck, 74, of DeKalb Junction, died on March 8, 2017. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 1 PM, at the DeKalb Junction Fire Department, Pastor Bill Scott officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. He is survived by daughters, Vicki and her husband Buddy Bice of Gouverneur, Marjorie Hosmer and Cindy Pickard of Canastota, Betty Jo Peck and Everett Stowell of Detroit, Michigan, step children, Albert Gamer of Hackettown, New Jersey, Millie and her husband Michael Smith of Canton, Susan Gamer Forbes and her husband William Forbes of DeKalb Junction, Naomi and her husband Robert Drake of DeKalb Junction, a brother, Carlton and his wife Carley Peck of Heuvelton, grandchildren, Catherine and her husband Erik Bice, Stephanie Stowell, Jennifer Stowell, John David Stowell, Maison Pankey, Roshelle Drake, Robert Drake III, Abagail Drake, William Forbes, Justin Forbes, Natasha Faunce, Amber Smith, Jordan Smith, Nick Whitney, Ryan Faunce, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, David E. Peck Jr, a brother,  a sister Marjorie Blackburn, another sister and step mother Helen Peck. Mort was born on July 12, 1942 in Gouverneur, the son of the late Elmer and Isabella M. King Peck, he graduated from Gouverneur High School. He married Eva Austin in November of 1968, which ended in divorce, he was with Virginia Gamer from 1980-1992. David worked at the Hermon ARC as a printer for 35+ years, retiring in 2009, and prior to that he worked at a slaughterhouse in Gouverneur and the Gouverneur Movie Theatre as a projectionist. He was a 25+ year member of the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department, Gouverneur Bowling League for 15 years, Ogdensburg Bowling League for 10 years, and the Gouverneur and Hermon Fast Slow Pitch Softball League for 20+ years. He loved being a fireman. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department.

Danette A. Hance 02/21/2017

February 22nd, 2017 5 comments

Danette A. Hance
Danette A. Hance, 58, of Rensselaer Falls, died on February 21, 2017. There will be a celebration of Danette’s life will be Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 1 PM at the Pyrites Fire Station. She is survived by her husband, Neale D., her sons, Neale E. Hance of Morley, Robert Hance of Rensselaer Falls, her daughter, Randi Lynne Hance of Canton, her brother, Roger Delorme of Abilene, Texas, her sisters, Dorcas “Sam” and her husband Russell Lottie of DeKalb Junction, Michelle and her husband Wayne Cronk of Hermon, Marsha and her husband Richard Rogers of Texas, Pamela and her husband Charles Carrow of Texas, grandchildren, Logan Hance, Ethan Hance, Bryson Hance, Taylor Hance, Heaven Hance , Lathan Rider, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Silas Hance, brothers, Randy Delorme, Rodney Delorme and, Edward Delorme. Danette was born on February 10, 1959 in Canton, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Audrey M. Coffey Delorme, she graduated from Canton Central School. She married Neale Hance on February 2, 1980. Danette worked at the Best Western in Canton as a housekeeper. She loved being with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts, reading and crocheting. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Gladys E. Thompson 02/04/2017

February 5th, 2017 1 comment

Gladys E. Thompson, 97, died February 4, 2017. A funeral service will be Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 2:30 PM at the funeral home, her son Terri Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, DeKalb on May 5th,2017, 2 PM. She was born in Ithaca on April 3, 1919, the daughter of Daniel and Bertha (Griggs) Selleck. During her teen years, she worked at a care facility for polio victims. After her graduation from high school, she trained as a nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital. During World War II, she became a U.S. Navy nurse and was stationed at Camp Sampson near Geneva, New York. Following the war, she married W. Maitland Thompson on July 5, 1945. She worked at Ella Gillette’s elderly home, E.J. Noble Hospital in Canton, and Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg. She is survived by her children: Roberta Bishop, Richard (Lucy), Daniel (Debra), and Terri (Lucille) Thompson, 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Doris Manoly. She was predeceased by her husband, a daughter Ruth Esther in infancy, two sister–Marion Drosendahl and Ruth Manoly. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Elaine M. Dusharm 02/02/2017

February 2nd, 2017 8 comments

Elaine M. Dusharm
Elaine M. Dusharm, 84, of DeKalb Junction, died on February 2nd, 2017, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be, Monday, February 6th, 1- 3 PM, the funeral service will follow at 3 PM, Pastor John Frary officiating, at the funeral home, burial will be in the spring at the Hermon Cemetery. She is survived by her son, Duane and his wife Jo Dusharm of Philadelphia, daughters Donna Russell and Willis Shattuck of DeKalb Junction, Donita McIntosh and Bob Sweeney of Dannemora, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a nephew Elwood Fanning. She was predeceased by a son, Douglas Dusharm, a grandson, Joseph Russell, and a brother, Richard Fanning. Elaine was born on March 20, 1932 in Russell, the daughter of the late Wayne and Lois Wells Fanning, she graduated from the DeKalb High School in 1949. Also in 1949, she married Lester James Dusharm, he predeceased her on January 6, 1983. She was a retail clerk at ARC in Kingman, Arizona. She loved being with her family. She enjoyed playing cards, going out to eat, and being at “The River”. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Joseph Russell Memorial Fund, 332 Jeffers Road, DeKalb Junction, New York 13630.

Robert E. Lottie Sr. 01/29/2017

January 30th, 2017 2 comments

Robert E. Lottie Sr.
Robert E. Lottie Sr., 72, of DeKalb Junction, died on January 29, 2017, at his home. Calling hours will be, Thursday, February 2nd, 2 -4 and 7-9 PM, the funeral service will be, Friday February 3rd, 11 am, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating, at the funeral home, burial will be in the spring at the East DeKalb Cemetery. He is survived by his sons, Robert E. Lottie Jr. and Diane Monroe of Massena, Russell and his wife Dorcas “Sam” Lottie of DeKalb Junction, brothers, James Lottie and Melissa Sweet of DeKalb Junction, Jerry Lottie of Orleans, David Lottie of Canton, a sister, Shirley and her husband Kenneth Schwetje of Long Island, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, George Lottie, Lewis Lottie and Karen Bogardus. Bob was born on February 3, 1944 in Canton, the son of the late Lewis and Ruth Gleason Lottie. In April 1962, he married Norma J. Lucas at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, she predeceased him on December 15, 2015. He worked as a custodian for St. Lawrence County (building and grounds) for 25 years, retiring in 2009. He enjoyed being outdoors. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to American Cancer Society.