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.
January 26, 2016 1 comment
Joan M. Harris
Joan M. Harris, 71, of Russell, died on January 25, 2016 at Gouverneur Hospital. Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 27, 6 – 8 PM. The funeral service will be Thursday, January 28, 1 PM at the funeral home, Pastor William Scott officiating. Burial will be in Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, New York. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Harris, a son, Dennis Harris, Jr. of Plattsburgh, a daughter, Melanie and her husband Jeremy Chaney of Van Alstyne, Texas, a daughter in law, Shirley Harris of Canton, two brothers, Charles and his wife Naomi Conto of Lucas, Iowa, John and his wife Janet Conto of Dover Plains, New York, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews She was predeceased by her son Richard Harris, her brothers, George Condon, Richard Condon, Patrick Condon, Herbert Conto, James Conto, sisters, Beverly Pelkey and Susan Wayne. Joan was born on May 29, 1944, in Malone, New York, the daughter of Charles and Hattie McFaul Conto. She married Dennis Harris in Dover Plains on November 16, 1965. She was a therapy aide for NYSARC, Canton, prior to that she was a maid and laundry attendant at Best Western, Canton and a therapy aide at the Wassaic Development Center, Wassaic. She loved to crochet, knit, play computer games and do crafts. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.
December 17, 2015 6 comments
Norma J. Lottie
Norma J. Lottie 70, of DeKalb Junction, died on December 15, 2015 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Calling hours will be Friday, December 18th, 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 PM. The funeral service will be Saturday, December 19, 1:00 PM at the funeral home, Pastor William Scott officiating. Burial will be in East DeKalb Cemetery, DeKalb, New York. She is survived by her husband, Robert E., sons Robert E. Lottie Jr. and his companion Diane Monroe of Massena, Russell and Dorcas “Sam” Lottie of DeKalb Junction, brothers, Frank Lucas of DeKalb, Francis Lucas of Syracuse, Gerald and his wife Priscilla Lucas of Canton, James Lucas of Morristown, Robert Lucas of South Carolina, Marvin and his wife Penny Lucas of DeKalb, sisters, Susan and her husband Gene “ Knook” Flannigan of Pierrepont, Lucy Harris of DeKalb Junction, Tina and Francis Hewlett of Canton, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lawrence Lucas, Randy Lucas and a sister, Geraldine Gilson. Norma was born on October 8, 1945, in Ogdensburg, New York, the daughter of Robert and Mary Bancor Lucas. She married Robert E. Lottie in April 1962 at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church. She was a self-employed house cleaner and a past member of the Christ Church of Love. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
December 14, 2015 6 comments
Laura H. Cushing
Laura H. Cushing, 83, formerly of Canton, died on December 12, 2015 at Elderwood at Wheatfield in Niagara Falls. On December 16th at the Fairview Cemetery Chapel, Canton, there will be a calling hour at 12 PM followed by the funeral service at 1 PM, Reverend David Weisserd officiating. She is survived by her son Karl and his wife Leslie Cushing of Ortonville, Michigan, daugthers, Karen Schneebeli of Watertown, New York, Jean and her husband Joseph Ott of Depew, New York a sister, Mary Drexler of Marcellus, New York, grandchildren, Dr. and Mrs. Melissa and her husband Justin Macy, Peter Schneebeli, Heidi and her husband Evan Himes, Lindsay Cushing, Ashley Cushing, Thomas Cushing, great grandchildren, Scott and Maya, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Guy Cushing, and a brother, William Hutchinson. Laura was born on March 3, 1932, in Rochester, New York, the daughter of the William and Celia Deuel Hutchinson. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1966 with a nursing degree. Laura married Gerald Cushing in Rochester in 1955, he predeceased her in 1989. She worked as a public health nurse for the City of Detroit, in New York and Massachusetts. Contributions can be made to the charity of ones choice.
November 7, 2015 19 comments
Lee F. Richards
Lee F. Richards, 73, died at his home on November 5, 2015 while surrounded by his loving family. A memorial mass will be on Tuesday, November 10th, 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, Canton. He is survived by his wife Deborah “Debbie”, his mother, Lorraine Richards of Norfolk, daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Matthew Denner of Heuvelton, brothers, John and his wife Gerry Richards of Norfolk, Jeffery Richards of Norfolk, Robert and his wife Nancy Richards of Norfolk, grandchildren, Matthew Denner Jr., Gregory Denner, Quinton Denner and Landan Denner, several nieces and nephews. Lee was born on June 28, 1942, in Norfolk, New York, the son of the Vernon and Ione Lorraine Butler Richards. He graduated from Norwood Norfolk Central School and married Deborah Johnson on September 20, 2008 at the Hermon Methodist Church. He worked as a driver for Enterprise in Potsdam, before that he was a manager at the Agway Fertilizer and Feed in Canton and Agway in DeKalb Junction. He was a member of the Sons of AM VETS Post 11 in DeKalb Junction, the Waddington Golf League and the Old Timers Softball League. He enjoyed playing golf, bowling, playing softball, most of all he loved attending all of his grandchildren’s events. Lee was outgoing and always had a joke to tell. Contributions can be made to the Hermon Fire Department or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.