November 18, 2014 3 comments
Melbern J. Aldous
Melbern Aldous, 77, of DeKalb Junction, died on November 16, at his home. A memorial service will be on Friday, November 28, 11:00 am, at the Fairview Cemetery Chapel, Canton, Pastor Robert Browning officiating. He is survived by his wife Grace C, a son Claude and his wife Ola Aldous of Potsdam, a granddaughter, Lidija Grace Aldous, sisters, Grace Bowles of Alexandria Bay, Muriel Patton of Hermon, several nieces and nephews. Melbern was born on June 29, 1937 in the Town of Canton, the son of Claude and Ethel Crary Aldous. He graduated from Hermon School. Melbern married Grace Christy on June 23, 1973 at the Colton United Methodist Church, Reverend Jones officiating. He owned and operated a farm on the Cousintown Road for 38 years and was a caretaker at the Hermon Cemetery until his retirement. He was a 50 + year member of the Masonic Lodge, serving as a past master. Melbern loved to hunt, was an avid sportsman, and outdoorsman, putting in his own fire wood. Contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
October 29, 2014 9 comments
Ralph F. “Ferns” Gilson
Ferns Gilson, 85, of DeKalb Junction, died on October 27, 2014 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be November 1, 12 – 2 PM, funeral service at 2 PM, Reverend Jerry Lambeth officiating. Burial will follow in Old DeKalb Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Viola C., a son Gary and his wife Bonnie Gilson of DeKalb Junction, daughters, Susazan Weller Williams of Russell, Carol and her husband Terry McKendree of DeKalb Junction, Lynn Hepfner of Salem, Ohio, a sister Elizabeth and her husband Kenneth Farr of Jackson, Mississippi, 14 grandchild, 4 step grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Helen Campbell. Ralph was born on May 4, 1929 in Ogdensburg, the son of Ralph and Henrietta Ferns Gilson. He married Viola Finley on December 30, 1949 at the Ogdensburg Pilgrim Holiness Church with Reverend Bernard Barton officiating. Ferns ran a family dairy farm for many years before owning and operating Gilson Logging with his son until his retirement in 2006 at age 77. He was a member of the Ogdensburg, Pilgrim Holiness Church, Morley Wesleyan Church, and most recently the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Harrisville. Ferns loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed camping at church camps, hunting, going to dinner at camp and he would fondly remember fishing with his grandfather. Contributions can be made to the Harrisville Pilgrim Holiness Church and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
October 2, 2014 11 comments
Lea Joyce Bango
Lea Joyce Bango, was taken into God’s loving arms on October 1, 2014. A private family burial will be at a later date in Union Cemetery, DeKalb Junction. Lea Joyce is survived by her parents, Robert and Miranda Cooke Bango of DeKalb Junction, maternal grandmother Tammy Simser, DeKalb Junction, maternal grandfather, Gary Cooke of Ogdensburg, paternal grandparents, Tim and Cindy Bango, Richville, brothers, Nicolas and Brayden Bango, she was predeceased by a sister, Emma J. Bango. Contributions can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1100 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210.
August 28, 2014 11 comments
Glenn F. Dibble, 54, Rensselaer Falls, died August 26 in Gouverneur, NY. Calling hours will be Friday, August 29, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11am at the funeral home with Margaret Hance officiating. Burial will follow in Hermon Cemetery. Glenn is survived by his wife Schelene, brothers, Arthur Dibble and companion Connie Lawson of Heuvelton, Paul and his wife Bonnie Dibble of Brasher Falls, Rick Dibble of Heuvelton, Brian Dibble of Havre, Montanna, sisters, Veronica and her husband Norman Newvine of Hermon, Dawn and her husband Leon Anson of Hermon, aunts, uncles, 29 nieces & nephews, and many great nieces & nephews. Glenn was born on November 2, 1959 in Canton, NewYork, the son of Stanley and Lydia Blair Dibble. He graduated from Hermon-DeKalb Central School. He married Schelene Watson on August, 23, 1997. He was employed as a truck driver for Gardenscape Quarry, Gouverneur. He previously worked as a maintenance man, mechanic, apiarist, tug boat worker, farm hand, and newspaper delivery. Glenn was truly a jack of all trades and could do anything with his hands. He was a member of the Sons of the Amvets, Heuvelton, Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Fire Dept., Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Rescue Squad, and the Kendrew Grange. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rensselaer Falls Fire Dept. or Rensselaer Falls Rescue Squad.
July 15, 2014 8 comments
M. Eloise Young
M. Eloise Young, 84, of Canton, died on July 14, 2014, at Spicer Adult Care Home. Calling hours will be Friday, July 18, 2014, 6 -8 PM at the funeral home, a funeral service will be at 10:00 am, Saturday July 19th, at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, Lay Pastor John Frary, officiating. A private family graveside service will be at the Dexter Cemetery, Dexter, New York. Eloise is survived by sons, Ray and Joan Young, Canton, Mark and Lynn Young, Kirkville, daughters, Susan and Michael Spadaccini, Dexter, Cynthia Young, Canton, Karon Yerdon, Baldwinsville, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a sister, Emma St. John. She was born on August 12, 1929 in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Ray and Catherine Stacy Rowland. She graduated from Dexter High School, and then earned a Bachelors’ of Science (Nursing) Degree from Syracuse University in 1951. Eloise married Keith Young on March 19, 1951 in Dexter, N.Y.; he died on March 27, 2000. She was the director of patient services for the St. Lawrence County Public Health Nursing Service for 30+ years until her retirement in 1998. Eloise was a member of the Dexter Historical Society, and the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church. She loved family parties, picnics and get togethers. She was an avid SU Basketball and Yankees Fan, liked knitting, sewing, sports, camping and helping others. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to Dexter Historical Society.
June 28, 2014 10 comments
Jeffrey L. Villeneuve
Jeffrey L. Villeneuve, 64, of DeKalb Junction, died on June 27, 2014, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be Monday, June 30th, 2014, 1-3 PM at the funeral home, a memorial service will follow at 3 PM with Lay Pastor John Frary officiating. Jeff is survived by his wife Ann Jane, daughters Lynn Frances and husband Christopher Zaidan of Tupper Lake, Anya Louise Villeneuve and Nick Levesque, Tupper Lake, stepsons, Bryan Bush of Arlington, Virginia, Zachariah and wife Rebecca Bush of Norwood, stepdaughter, Sally Bush of Raymondville, a brother, Russell Villeneuve of Tupper Lake, a sister Cathy and her husband James McNamara of Stuart, Florida, 2 grandchildren, Sireea Zaidan and James Zaidan, 4 step grandchildren, 2 nephews and a niece. He was born on September 15, 1949 in Tupper Lake, the son of Raymond “Mammy” and Katherine Burch Villeneuve. He graduated from Tupper Lake High School, he received an AS degree from SUNY Canton, and a BS from SUNY Oswego. He was in the Army from 1970 -1972. Jeff married Ann Bush on April 14, 2004 in Stuart, Florida. He was a logger his entire life. Jeffrey was also a Lieutenant at the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility until his retirement. Jeff was a lifetime member of AMVETS Post 11, and loved working in his shop, cooking, hunting, fishing, and being a mentor. Contributions can be made to Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad.
June 16, 2014 9 comments
David F. Cutrie.
David F. Cutrie, 57, of Heuvelton, died on June 15, 2014, at Riverledge Health Care. Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 2 -4 and 7- 9 PM at the funeral home. A graveside service will be in the Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, on July 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM, with military honors, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Hellmer, officiating. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie L. Cutrie, a son David F. Cutrie, and companion Tina Wells, of Heuvelton, a daughter, Peggy J. Gilbo, and companion Joe Johnson of Heuvelton, a sister, Mary Ann and husband Ray Gemmill, Ogdensburg, grandchildren, Jaden Hunter Johnson , Jolee Johnson, Felicity Wells, Jedidiah Wells, Jazmyn Wells, Xavior Wells, Baryden Joshua David Mason, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles Cutrie and a sister, Jane Cutrie. David was born Ogdensburg the son of Francis and Fern Towne Cutrie. He graduated from Heuvelton Central School in 1975 and he was in the US Army from 1984 – 1987. David married Bonnie Peterson on April 17, 1997 in Mobile, Alabama. He was a corrections officer at Riverview Correctional Facility. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. Contributions can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association.
May 11, 2014 7 comments
Lois Jean Alguire
Lois Jean Alguire, 80, of DeKalb, died on May 11, 2014, at Maplewood Health Care. Calling hours will be May 13, 2 – 4 and 6 -8 PM at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be May 14, 10:00 am at St. Raphael,s Church, Heuvelton, Father Kevin O’Brien officiating. Burial will follow at St. Henry’s Cemetery, DeKalb. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Alguire, daughters, Ann (Brian) White, Russell, Lorie (David) Gladle, Edwards, grandchildren, Patrik Morrill, Amanda Hamilton, Leah White, Megan White, April Gladle, Nicholas Gladle, 3 great grandchildren, brothers, Philip Parish, Palm Beach, FL, Neil Parish, Heuvelton, sisters, Barbara Price, Joyce Bice, Sharon Murdock, all of DePeyster, Marilyn Mullin, Gouverneur, many nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by a daughter, Kathryn Hamilton and a great grandson, Linden McIntosh V. Lois was born in DePeyster, on December 28, 1933, the daughter of Wilbert and Grace Witherell Parish. She graduated from Heuvelton High School in 1951. Lois married Kenneth Alguire on December 15, 1956 at the St. Henry’s Church in DeKalb Junction, Monsignor Thomas Robillard officiating. She was a housewife and had also worked at J. J. Newberry’s and McCadam Cheese Company. Lois enjoyed spending time with her family, baking and decorating cakes. One of her greatest joys was making ginger bread houses and Christmas cookies. Contributions can be made to the Richard Winter Cancer Center.
May 10, 2014 2 comments
Herbert L. Tittle
Herbert L. Tittle, 83, of DeKalb, died on May 8, 2014, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. There will be a Celebration of Life on May 17, 2014, 2:00 PM at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery. He is survived by his son, Herbert W. Tittle of South Carolina, Natalie M. Tittle of California, a sister, Lucille Taggart of Glenn Mills, Pennsylvania, a granddaughter, Clarise Tittle of Aston, Pennsylvania, several nieces and nephew. He was predeceased by brothers, George T. Tittle Jr., Clarence Tittle, sisters, Anna Rhyne, Ardelle Walls, Pauline Corbitt, and Eva Draper. Herbert was born in Rocks, Maryland, on November 21, 1930, the son of George T. and Bertha Robinson Tittle. He graduated from West Chester High School; he earned a Bachelor’s degree and Masters Degree in education. He was in the United States Air Force from 1954 – 1958. Herbert married Frances L. Taggart on September 15, 1956, at the 2nd Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania; she predeceased him on September 14, 2012. Herbert taught high school science for many years, before he started farming in DeKalb. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
May 1, 2014 2 comments
Richard I. Hayes
Richard I. Hayes, 77, of Canton, died on April 29, 2014, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. There will be no services. He will be laid to rest in East DeKalb Cemetery. He is survived by his nephew, David Rickett of Hermon. He was predeceased by a brother, Irving Hayes, sisters Marion Hayes Rickett and Vivian Hayes. Richard was born in the Town of DeKalb, on April 15, 1937, the son of Irving and Lillian Elsey Hayes. He graduated from DeKalb High School. Richard worked on the family farm in DeKalb his entire life. He was a past member of the Old DeKalb Grange and the Masonic Lodge Richville Chapter. He enjoyed watching sporting events on television especially NASCAR, playing cards, reading. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.