Dorothy B. Enslow 10/15/2017

October 16th, 2017 3 comments

Dorothy B. Enslow
Dorothy B. Enslow, 100, formerly of, Russell, died on October 15, 2017, at Maplewood Campus. Calling hours will be, Friday, October 20, 2017, 2 -4 and 7-9 PM, the funeral service will be Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:30 am at the funeral home, Pastor Robert Browning, officiating, burial will follow in Crary Mills Cemetery. She is survived by sons, Herbert and his wife Carol Enslow of North Russell, Erwin and his wife Rosalie Enslow of Inter Laken, Gary and his wife Tracy Enslow of Brooktondale, daughters, Patricia and her husband Richard Dings of Ogdensburg, Shirley and her husband Leon White of Russell, Lorna and her husband Gary Stevenson of Russell, Gloria and her husband Ronald Jennings of Canton, Diana and Steven Cook of Hermon, a son in law John Holly of Edwards, a daughter in law, Avalon Enslow of Hermon, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased, by a son, Theodore Enslow in 1998, a daughter, Diane Holly in 2012, a grandson, Michael Holly, siblings, Milford Basford, Kenneth Basford, John Basford, Milton Basford, Mildred Cota, Hilda Thomas, Helen LaPoint, Geneva Basford, Sadie Grimshaw. Dorothy was born on February 16, 1917 in Canton, the daughter of the late Harrison and Lorena Lincoln Basford. She married Howard Enslow on February 20, 1935, he died on June 25, 1993. She and her husband farmed for many years on West Road in Russell, she also worked at Barlow’s Nursing Home in Canton as an aide, at the St. Lawrence County Jail as a cook and sitter. She turned her home into a certified boarding home “Enslow’s Home” for 25 – 30 years, she retired in July 1994. She was a former member of the Russell Senior Citizens, Russell Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She loved crocheting, knitting, quilting, and playing Pedro. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Chester R. Rathbun Sr. 10/03/2017

October 4th, 2017 2 comments

Chester R. Rathbun Sr.
Chester R. Rathbun, Sr., 70, of, Star Lake, died on October 3, 2017, at his home. The funeral service will be, Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:30 PM at the funeral home, Pastor Ben Levendusky, officiating, burial will follow in Hermon Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to a gathering at the Russell Town Hall after the service at the cemetery. He is survived by sons, Chester R. Rathbun, Jr. of Watertown, Chester R. and his wife Elizabeth Rathbun Jr. of Canton, Christopher and his wife Jennifer Rathbun of Watertown, Justin Rathbun of Watertown, daughters, Elizabeth M. Rathbun and fiancé James Farnsworth, Laura Gallo and boyfriend Paul Pinto Jr. of Springfield, Vermont, a brother, Thomas and his wife Sharon Rathbun of North Lawrence, sisters, Arlene Fifield of Gouverneur, Helen Macy of Plattsburgh, 11 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased, by siblings, Benjamin Rathbun, Raymond Rathbun, Charles Rathbun, Robert Rathbun, Edward Rathbun, Nora Mae Rathbun, Alice Cross, and Linda Gonyea. Chester was born on May 10, 1947 in Plattsburgh, New York, the son of the late Norman E. and Elizabeth M. LaFountain Rathbun. Marriages to Diane Russell and Cindy Guyette ended in divorce. He was a laborer for Fisher Price in Keyesville, New York. He loved being with his grandchildren, scrapping metal, fishing, and hunting. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

David D. Pate 09/13/2017

September 15th, 2017 No comments

David D. Pate
David D. Pate, 59, of Hermon, died on September 13, 2017, at the Hospice of Jefferson County Residence. There will a memorial service on October 14, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Ogdensburg. He is survived by his fiancé Dolores Hunneyman, a son, David “McKenzie” Pate of South Carolina, grandchildren, Kiley and Aubrey. He was born on June 27, 1958 in Calhoun, Alabama, the son of the late Norbert D. and Ethellean Roper Pate, he graduated from Anniston High School and then received an Associate Degree in Mechanics. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1978. David was a farmer in North Lawrence. He enjoyed carpentry, mechanical work and tinkering. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Pauline G. Leonard 09/01/2017

September 2nd, 2017 1 comment

Pauline G. Leonard
Pauline G. Leonard, 84, of Pyrites, died on September 1, 2017, at her son’s home. There will be no services. She is survived by her sons, Cornelius B. Leonard and his partner Michelle Lalone of Hermon, Calvin (Spook) C. Leonard Jr. and his wife Shayne (Lalone) of Pyrites, siblings, Wayne and his wife Patty Brabaw of Potsdam, Sharon (Ditty) Allen of Pyrites, Marlene and her husband Arnold Cota of Woodruff, SC, grandsons, Michael Leonard and companion Heather Briggs, Anthony Leonard, Christopher Leonard, great grandson Oscar Leonard, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased, by siblings, Ceylon (Bum) Brabaw, Eunice (Puff) Corbine, Joan Brown, and Bonnie Brabaw. Pauline was born on February 7, 1933 in the Town of Canton, the daughter of the late Ceylon and Jesse Martin Brabaw, she graduated from Canton High School in 1951. She married Calvin Leonard Sr. at the Trinity Church in Potsdam, on November 24, 1954, he predeceased her on January 13, 2011. She was the food service manager at St. Lawrence University until her retirement in 1985. Pauline was a member of the Grief Support Group in Canton and the Canton Senior Citizen Club. She loved being with her family and friends, also living in Florida in the winters. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, traveling and going to garage sales. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

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 07/11/2017

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.