Dennis J. Olson 10/19/2018

October 24th, 2018 No comments

Dennis J. Olson

Dennis J. Olson, 65, of Brasher Falls, died on October 19, 2018, at his home. Honoring his wishes, there are no services. Dennis generously donated his body to science. Dennis is survived by his children; Dale and Pattie Olson of Massena, Matthew and Michelle Olson of Alabama, Krystal Olson and Jason Hamilton of Massena, Jennifer Olson of Canton, and Jesse Olson of Canton. He is also survived by his siblings; Daniel Olson of Alabama, Randy and Diane Olson of Rochester, NH, Dixie Olson of New Hampshire, Dianne and Victor Porter of Parsonfield , Maine, Ruby and Roland Simino of Middleton, NH, his cousin and friend Keith Olson, 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Ricky Olson, Donna Richards, Raymond Olson and a great-grandson Aiden Riley. Dennis was born on July 1, 1953, in Massena, to the late Harold Vernon and Arlene Joyce LaShomb Olson. He owned and operated Coral Reef Painting in Middleton, New Hampshire. He loved doing commercial painting. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund.

Joan E. Kampnich 10/20/2018

October 24th, 2018 3 comments

Joan E. Kampnich
Joan E. Kampnich, 78, of Boonville, died on October 20, 2018, at the Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville. Burial will be Friday, November 2, 2018, 3 PM, at the Hermon Cemetery, a celebration of life will follow at the Lone Wolf Saloon in Hermon. Joan is survived by her son, Daniel and his wife Tracy Wadsworth of Holland Patent, grandchildren, Casey Tyndall of Holland Patent, Kayla Tersip Wadsworth of Remsen, step grandchildren, Chloe and Calli Becker of Holland Patent, special nieces, Yvonne Stewart of Pyrites, Cherie Frisco Williams of North Carolina, Cynthia Kampnich Buell of Lowville, a special friend, Nancy Kampnich, several nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Lonnie Frisco, brothers, Gary Frisco, Ronald Frisco and Harold Frisco. Joan was born on November 27, 1939, in Ogdensburg, to the late William Ernest and Audrey Peters Frisco, she graduated from DeKalb High School in 1957. Marriages to Daniel Wadsworth Sr. and Bernard Kampnich ended in divorce. She was employed by the US Postal Service as a clerical worker in Syracuse, owned and operated Kam-Bern’s Diner in Remsen, then owned Joan’s Village Inn in Remsen. She moved to Croghan in 1985 and worked as a medical clerk at Fort Drum, until she retired in 2001. In 2001 she became the librarian of the Croghan Free Library. She was a parishioner at St. Stephens Church in Croghan. She loved Yankees baseball, traveling, country music, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Croghan Free Library, P. O. Box 80008, 9794 NY Highway 812, Croghan, NY, 13327, the Croghan Fire Department, 6860 Fire Hall St., Croghan, NY 13327, or the charity of one’s choice.

Carrie L. Knapp 10/09/2018

October 12th, 2018 3 comments

Carrie Lyn Knapp
Carrie L. Knapp “Bear”, 42, of DeKalb, died on October 9, 2018, at her home. There will be a memorial service at the Christian Life Fellowship Church, 52 Church St., Gouverneur on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 12:30 PM, Pastor Lavek officiating. A celebration of her life will follow at the Gouverneur Elks Club. Carrie is survived by her parents, Alan and Valerie Breen Knapp, her companion, Jed Meade, her son, Malachi Schnaderbeck, a daughter and son in law, Montana and her husband Jason Lavigne, brothers, Lee and his wife Cindy Knapp, Timothy and his wife Bettyann Knapp, Andy Knapp and Barbara Crosby, Jesse and his wife Renee Knapp, sisters Betsy Williamson, Erin and her husband David Zahler, Anna Knapp and Cody Peck, grandchildren, Lannah and Georgia Lavigne, several nieces and nephews. She was born on October 17, 1975, in Arlington Vermont. She worked as a cook at the Potsdam Elks Club #2074, prior to that she owned and operated her dairy farm as a single parent with two children. Carrie was a member of the Potsdam Elks Club, a past member of the 4H Club. Her passions were horses, traveling, being near the water and gathering people. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Joan I. Burwell 10/04/2018

October 6th, 2018 1 comment

Joan I. Burwell
Joan I. Burwell, 78, of DeKalb Junction, died on October 4, 2018, at her home. There will be calling hours on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10 am – 12 PM, the funeral service will follow. Joan is survived by her daughters, Marsha Burwell of Oregon, Virginia and her husband Kevin Murray, of Lisbon, Dawn and her husband Chris Meuten of Ogdensburg, Brenda and her husband Michael Hollars of North Carolina, Deborah Middlemiss of Maryland, Jessie Burwell and her companion Brent Brenno of Ogdensburg, a sister, Cheryl Longfellow of California, 18 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Rica Parras, Theresa Brown and a grandson James Burwell. Joan was born on June 11, 1940, in Potsdam, the daughter of Earl and Virginia Rheome Puirre. A marriage to James R. Burwell ended in divorce. She worked as a self-employed housekeeper. Joan was a member of the Hermon DeKalb Senior Citizen Club, a past member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Canton. She enjoyed, dancing, traveling, reading, and going to AM VETS Post 11. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to AM VETS Post 11, USH 11, DeKalb Junction, NY, 13630.

Jackson John David McLaughlin 09/17/2018

September 25th, 2018 No comments

Jackson John David McLaughlin

Jackson John David McLaughlin, became an angel on September 17, 2018. He is survived his parents Sherry (Newcombe) and John David McLaughlin of DeKalb, his brother Jacob Newcombe, maternal grandparents, Sheila and Scott Newcombe of DeKalb, paternal grandmother, Cindy Gordon Sr. and partner Richard Cherry of Edwards, great grandparents, Virginia Bullis of DeKalb, Howie and Marion Newcombe of DeKalb, uncles, Scott Newcombe Jr and fiancé Joshua Rose of Plattsburgh, Sean and Christy Newcombe of DeKalb, James Belonge of Hermon, Terry Gordon III and partner Kerry Ashley of Gouverneur, Jason and Katie Gordon of Edwards, Wallace and Daniel McLaughlin of Russell, aunts, Tina Wood of St. Regis Falls, Cindy Gordon Jr. and longtime partner Robert J. Facey of Edwards, 18 cousins, several great aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Terry Gordon Sr. and great grandfather Wheaton Bullis.

John E. Newvine 09/07/2018

September 11th, 2018 5 comments

John E. Newvine
John E. Newvine, 60, of Gouverneur, died on September 7, 2018, at Strong Memorial Hospital. There will be calling hours on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2 – 5 PM at the funeral home. John is survived by his wife, Vicki Newvine, his father, James Newvine of Plattsburgh, a son, Michael Newvine of Heuvelton, a daughter Rachel Newvine and Eric Payment of Tupper Lake, a brother, James Newvine Jr. of DeKalb Junction, a sister Jane Miller Newvine of Ovid, a granddaughter, Adelyn Mae Wayering of Tupper Lake, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Joann Newvine in 2010. John was born on November 5, 1957, in Gouverneur, New York, the son of James and Joann Horton Newvine. He graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School, on May 25, 1991 he married Vicki Alguire at the Christ Church of Love in Old DeKalb. He worked for United Helpers in Evans Mills as a maintenance man, prior to that he worked for Witherbee and Whalen in Canton for many years. He loved playing golf, bowling, and playing horseshoes. He played horseshoes in the Green Belt League. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made his wife Vicki Newvine.

Theron D. Stacy 06/16/2018

June 18th, 2018 2 comments

Theron D. Stacy
Theron D. Stacy, 84, of DeKalb Junction, died on June 16, 2018, at Maplewood Campus. There will be no services. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Theron is survived by his daughter Penny Stacy of Canton, 1 niece and 2 nephews. He was born on January 2, 1934, in Gouverneur, New York, the son of the late Don L. and Dorothy Bush Stacy. He graduated from DeKalb High School, in 1951, he married Margaret Brown on August 18, 1958 at the Gouverneur Methodist Church, and she died on March 26, 1994. Theron worked on his family farm all his life. He was a lifelong member of the International Order Odd Fellows in Ogdensburg. He was a sports enthusiast hockey, baseball and football in particular. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Harold M. Lowery 06/05/2018

June 6th, 2018 15 comments

Harold M. Lowery, 80, DeKalb Junction, passed away at home surrounded by his family. Calling hours will be Friday, June 8, 2018, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction. A funeral mass will be on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:30 PM at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, Father Bryan Stitt officiating. Burial will follow at Hermon Cemetery, Pastor Robert La Clair officiating. Harold was born April 14, 1938, to Catherine E. (McHugh) and Hernden Lowery. He married Carol Ann Lowery October 20, 1962, at St. Henry’s Church in DeKalb with Father Whittaker officiating. He is survived by wife of 56 years, Carol A., son Michael H. (Ellen) Lowery, Pulaski, daughter Lisa M. (Bob La Clair) Perry, DeKalb Junction; grandchildren, Catherine (Miguel) Perry, Syracuse, Ian (Kaylee) Lowery, Richlands, NC, Max Lowery, Pulaski, and Patrick (Matasha) Perry, DeKalb Junction; great granddaughter, Alaina Lowery; sisters, Kathleen Goria, Nyack, NY, and Ursula Coffey, Russell, NY; many beloved nieces and nephews; friends and neighbors; and his faithful companion, Bella. Harold is predeceased by sisters, Mary Eleanor Rowell, Eileen Derushia, Bernice Dashnaw, and Esther Bice; brothers Robert Hand, John Hand, and Earl Patrick Hand; special Uncle P. Joseph McHugh; and great granddaughter Olivia Ann Lowery. Harold attended Hermon High School and graduated from Anchorage High School while in Alaska. Harold has been a lifelong farmer on the Orebed Road in DeKalb Junction, receiving the Century Farm distinction in 2016, which is awarded to farms that have been in continuous operation by the same family for over 100 years. He also served in the Alaska Air National Guard and worked at Kinney Drugs, Inc., Long Year Drilling at the mines, trucked cattle to local cattle auctions, as well as a variety of other work activities to provide for his family. He (as a teenager) and his family took over the operation of the farm upon his father’s death. Haroldy Acres has been a source of pride and enjoyment for the entire family, passing on the legacy of hard work, determination, and character (with a few shenanigans mixed in!) He will always be remembered for a wink and a smile, his quick wit, great advice, and a good joke. Harold always had draft and riding horses including his favorite mare Dolly and her four siblings who were born, raised, and worked on the farm. You could always find him lending a hand to anyone in need, placing others before himself, and could unequivocally be counted on for standing up for what he believed to be right – which you never had to question, especially when he spun his hat around! Harold served on the DeKalb Town Board for 23 years, chairman of the St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee for the town of DeKalb, Gouverneur/SLC Fair Board, draft horse superintendent at Gouverneur fair, member of the St. Lawrence Valley Draft Horse Club, North Country Arabian Horse Association, and he and his family participated in showing animals and exhibits at the Gouverneur Fair for generations. You could also find him giving rides for various organizations with his beloved draft horses. Harold enjoyed camping, gardening, animals of all kinds, and helping others. Harold will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, children, family and friends. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Glen E. Simmons 06/02/2018

June 4th, 2018 1 comment

Glen E. Simmons
Glen E. Simmons, 73, of DePeyster, died on June 2, 2018, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. There will be calling hours on Thursday, June 7, 2018, 3 – 6 PM at the funeral home. Glen is survived by his life partner Diane Vieta, a son, Craig and his wife Mandy Simmons of Winthrop, a brother, Earl and his wife Helen Simmons of Macomb, sisters, Bonnie Turnbull of Depeyster, Marsha and her husband Mike Streeter of Canton, grandchildren, Levi and Connor Simmons, Lauren Sharpe and her life partner Payton Montroy, Jolee Johnson, great grandson, Jedidiah Montroy, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Cathy Sharpe, a grandson Garrett Scott Sharpe and his brother Paul Simmons. Glen was born on November 20, 1944, in Ogdensburg, New York, the son of the late Leon “Joe” and Rita Beamish Simmons. He graduated from Heuvelton Central School, he was in the Army from 1965-1967 and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He married Judith Lunderman, they were blessed with two children, divorced, but remained friends. Glen was a self-employed carpenter, he also worked for St. Joe’s Mine as a shift supervisor.  He loved NASCAR, old cars, woodworking, and wood crafts. He was a member of the Elks and American Legion in Gouverneur. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the American Cancer Society.

Carmen G. Graves 05/24/2018

May 26th, 2018 No comments

Carmen G. Graves
Carmen Graves, 92, of Massena, died on May 24, 2018, at the St. Regis Nursing Home. There will be no services, Carmen was a generous donation to science. Carmen is survived by his wife Martha and a son Gregory Graves of Brasher. He was predeceased by his son, Kurt Graves in 2006. Carmen was a WWII veteran. He retired 30 years ago as a psychiatric therapy aide (with nurse’s recognition) from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, Potsdam Animal Shelter, or the charity of ones choice.