Roy W. Brothers Sr. 03/02/2020

Roy W. Brothers Sr.    

Roy W. Brothers Sr., 75, of Hermon, died on March 2, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  There will be calling hours on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 1 – 3 PM, funeral service to follow at 3 PM, Pastor William Scott officiating, there will be a get together at the Hermon Fire Dept. after the services.  Burial will be at a later date in the Union Cemetery, DeKalb Junction. He is survived by his wife, Colleen, son, Roy W. Brothers Jr. of Hermon, daughters, Joyce Ashley and her companion Jim Ashley of Richville, Teresa Brothers and her companion David Smith of Hermon, Susan Thomson of Hermon, Lisa and her husband Jeff Bailey of Martville, a brother, James and his wife Mary Brothers of Madrid, a sister Diane and her husband John Lamay of Ogdensburg, sister in laws, Lodine Brothers of Lisbon, Lisa Brothers of Canton, 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Neal, Rudloph, William and Ernest Brothers Jr., and a sister Shirley Brothers.  Roy was born on July 8, 1944, in Massena, to the late, Ernest and Ethel Brown Brothers. He married Colleen Mouthrop on April 6, 1963 at the United Methodist Church in Canton. He was a self employed electrician and meat cutter. Previous jobs included, a laborer at Fort Drum and a miner at St Joe’s Mine.  Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and tinkering with small engines.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Robert D. Yates 02/28/2020

Robert D. Yates          

Robert D. Yates, 94, of Potsdam, died on February 28, 2020, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.  There will be no services at this time as Robert is a generous donation to science.  He is survived by his son, David and his wife Cathy Yates of Schuylerville, a daughter, Lyda Yates of Missouri, step children, Gary and his wife Carol Palmer of Parishville, Sherry Palmer and her husband Rick Gary of Parishville, Lana and her husband Vernon Hobbs of Mercedes, Texas, Laurie and her husband Marcel Poirier of Cortland, 8 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, several great grandchildren, his extended family, Tammy, Keala and Ethan.  He was predeceased by his daughters, Linda Yates and Rita Lavaway, a brother, Eugene Yates and a sister Deldee Yates.  Robert was born on August 17, 1925, in Hallsville, MO, to the late, James and Lillian Fuhr Yates, he was in the Army from 1945 till 1948 earning the World War II Victory Medal. He married Ruth Wilson on September 29, 1985 at St. Michael’s Church Parsonage, she died on January 16, 2015, a previous marriage ended in divorce. Robert worked as a produce manager at A & P in Watertown. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Potsdam Humane Society.