Eleanor J. Dewey 03/19/2023


Eleanor Jane Dewey

Eleanor Jane Dewey 99, passed away on Sunday March 19, 2023 at AHC Clarksville, Tennessee.
There will be no funeral services. 
Eleanor was born September 3, 1923 in Fowler, New York daughter of Brayton and Helen (Fuller) Hamilton.
She attended Herman schools and worked 21 years at Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York.
On August 11, 1945 she married Herbert (Ken) Dewey in Gouverneur, New York. On their retirement they moved to Florida, where they enjoyed Square Dancing, ceramics and card games. She moved back to Hermon, New York after her husband passed in 1990.
She is survived by her sister Alice Hooper of Harrisville, New York. son Dwight (Marilyn) Dewey of Golden Meadow, Louisiana, daughter Eileen (James) Farrow of Clarksville, Tennessee. 7 grandchildren Michele Jackson, Amy Spencer, Robert Jackson, Sheila Cleveland, Pete Dewey, Dana Guidry and Tina Ledet. 17 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.
She is proceeded in death by her parents Brayton and Helen Hamilton, husband Herbert K. Dewey, son Stuart Phillip Dewey, sister Nancy Hamilton, brothers John Hamilton, Harold Hamilton and Gordan Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Eugenia Jusiak 09/12/2022

Eugenia Jusiak

Eugenia Jusiak, 101, of Canton, formerly of Buffalo, died, September 12, 2022, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving daughter and son-in-law who took wonderful care of her. There will be calling hours on Sunday, September 18, 2-5 PM at the Barron-Miller Funeral Home at 3025 William Street, Cheektowaga, New York, 14227.  A funeral mass will be on Monday, September 19, 10 am at the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, 103 Como Park, Blvd., Buffalo, New York.  Jean is survived her sons, Robert Jusiak (the late Maryann) of Punta Gorda, Florida, Leonard and his wife Betty Ann of Lancaster, NY, her daughter, Alexandra and her husband Gary Bolis of Canton, daughter-in-law’s, Chris Jusiak, Boston, NY, and Cynthia Garra of Orchard Park, NY, grandchildren, Joel, Jodi, Dana, Bobbi Ann, Derik, Jeff, Matthew, Brian, Amy and Brendan, 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sons, Thomas Jusiak, Kenneth Jusiak, grandson Christopher Bolis, siblings, Casey, Tony, Steve and Teddy Glogowski, Emily Piskorz, Rose Domogala, and Alice Pyszczynski.  Eugenia was born on October 29,1920, in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late, Walter and Mary Jezuit Glogowski.  She married William Jusiak on September14,1940 at the Precious Blood R.C. Church, Buffalo, NY, he died on August 8, 1995.  She was a loving and caring, wife and mother which was her career. Jean was a parishioner of the Resurrection Church and St. Mary’s Church, Canton, NY.  She was a member of the Altar Aid Society, Cochair of the Annual Lawn Fete, as well as a booth Chairman.  She loved to crochet, color, play cards and go to the casino.  Her family lovingly called her “Sarge”.  She was the pillar of her family.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the William Jusiak Memorial Fund which was founded by her son Tom in honor of her husband William.  The address is William Jusiak Memorial Fund, c/o Christine Jusiak, 6811 Liebler Road, Boston, New York, 14025 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Ella M. Kio 06/29/2021

Ella M. Kio

Ella M. Kio, 90, of Black Lake and formerly Hermon, died on June 29, 2021, at her home. There will be calling hours on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 12-2 PM, at the funeral home, the funeral service will be at 2 PM, Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating, burial will follow at Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, NY.  Ella is survived by her husband of 69 years, Levi, a son, Alan and wife Mary Kio of Liverpool, a daughter in law, Cheryl Walrath of Hermon, nephew and niece, Dale and Donna Thomas of DePeyster, grandsons, Michael and his wife Sabrina Kio of Fort Ann, Alan James and wife Jennifer Kio of Camillus, 5 step grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 12 step great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her son Robert Kio, siblings, Erwin, Edwin, Wayne and Eric Carr, Orlean Laware, Helen Harmon, Eva Sherman and Betty Ledger. She was born on March 25, 1931 in Norfolk, to the late, Floyd and Myrtle Barkley Carr. Ella married Levi C. Kio on October 18, 1952 at the Richville United Methodist Church. Ella was previously the town clerk of Hermon. She was a past member of the Hermon Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Madrid Methodist Church and Madrid Youth Fellowship.  Ella loved spending time with her family, camping, fishing, reading and hunting. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Galilee United Methodist Church, 5129 CR 6, Ogdensburg, New York 13669.

Edward A. Vincent-Barwood 02/15/2021

Edward A. Vincent-Barwood

Edward A. Vincent-Barwood, in his 100th year, of Canton, died on February 15, 2021, at United Helpers Maplewood Care and Rehabilitation. There will be no services at this time.    In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Potsdam Humane Association, Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or Project Mercy, Inc., 7011 Ardmore Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46809.

Ethel I. Newcombe 12/18/2020

Ethel I. Newcombe

Ethel I. Newcombe, 89, of Richville, died on December 18, 2020, at the Gouverneur Hospital.  There will be calling hours, Monday, December 21, 12 – 2 PM, social distancing and face masks are required. A private family service will follow and then the burial will take place at the Old DeKalb Cemetery, Old DeKalb, NY.  Ethel is survived by her siblings, Howard and his wife Marion Newcombe of DeKalb, Joseph and his wife Marilyn Newcombe of Rock Fall, CT, Charles and his wife Barbara Newcombe of Edwards, Lawrence and his wife Pamela Newcombe of Glenn Falls, Mary Ames of Canton, Ilene Cole and her companion Ivan Gordon of Ogdensburg, a sister in law, Helen Newcombe of Rensselear Falls, a brother in law Neal Newvine of Amenia, NY, 16 nephews and 15 nieces. She was predeceased by her companion Murray Miller, siblings, Edward “Earl” Newcombe, Floyde Newcombe, and Dorothy Newvine. She was born on January 4, 1931 in Heuvelton, to the late, Lawrence and Marion Bush Newcombe. She graduated from Richville High School in 1949 and then graduated in 1950 from the Ogdensburg Business School. Ethel was a bank teller at the Community Bank in Gouverneur until her retirement December 31, 1997 after 31 years.  She was a life member of the DeKalb Hermon and Gouverneur Senior Citizens Clubs, and the E. J. Noble Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to knit, crochet and play bingo. Ethel’s family would like to thank Raymond Crouse for his kind and loving care. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad or the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department.

Elaine R. Matthews 10/19/2020

Elaine R. Matthews

Elaine R. Matthews, 67, of Hermon, died on October 19, 2020, at the Albany Medical Center.  There will be a graveside service October 24, 2020 12:15 PM at the Hermon Cemetery, Pastor John Frary officiating.  Elaine is survived by her husband Dennis “Denny” Matthews, sons, Dustin and his wife Karen Matthews of Constable, Casey Matthews of Hermon, a daughter, Kristie Hare of Hazel Green, Alabama, brothers Gilbert and Clair Peck of DeKalb, Roger and his wife Janet Peck, Norfolk, Virginia, a sister, Elizabeth and her husband Charles Holland of Watertown, grandchildren, Emma Matthews, Everly Matthews, Ellie Matthews, Karighan and her husband Dylan Gibbs, Kestian Hare, Drake Matthews, Paige Hamilton, Porter Hamilton, Parker Hamilton, Peyton Hamilton, former daughter in law Kelly Hamilton, several nieces and nephews. She  was born on December 19, 1952 in the Gouverneur, to the late James and Grace Gilbert Peck. She graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1971. Elaine married Dennis Matthews on November 14, 1970 at the Hermon United Methodist Church. She worked at the Community Bank in Hermon till her retirement in 2018.  Elaine was a board member and treasurer for the Hermon Library and the Hermon United Methodist Church.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, reading, and gardening. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon Library or the Hermon United Methodist Church.

Edward “Earl” Newcombe Sr. 10/31/2019

Edward Earl Newcombe Sr.

Edward “Earl” Newcombe, 86, of Rensselaer Falls, died on October 31, 2019, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.  Calling hours will be November 4, 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. The funeral service will be November 5th, 2019 at 1 PM at the Kendrew Methodist Church, Missionary Ron Stiles officiating. There will be a reception at the Rensselaer Falls Fire Dept. after the burial, covered dishes will be accepted, please call Ed Newcombe Jr. at 315-276-5636 with any questions.  He is survived by, his wife Helen, sons, Edward E. and his wife Linda Newcombe Jr. of Rensselaer Falls, Mark M. Newcombe of Rensselaer Falls,  his daughter, Patricia J. and her husband Kevin Mudge of Heuvelton, brothers, Howard and Marion Newcombe of DeKalb Junction, Joseph and Marilyn Newcombe of Connecticut, Charles and Barb Newcombe of Edwards, Lawrence and Pam Newcombe of Whitehall, sisters, Ethel Newcombe of DeKalb Junction, Mary Ames of Canton, Ilene Cole of Ogdensburg, grandchildren, Edward Z. Newcombe, Jason Newcombe, Connor Mudge, Shane Mudge several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Floyd Newcombe, and a sister, Dorothy Newvine. Earl was born on March 24, 1933 in the Town of Lisbon, the son of the late, Lawrence and Marion Bush Newcombe.  He married Helen Anderson on October 7, 1962 at the Kendrew Methodist Church, Rev. Alan Bowering officiating.  He owned and operated Earl Newcombe and Sons Trucking.   Earl enjoyed cutting wood, trucking, working outside, and being a junk dealer. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Rescue Squad of Fire Dept., SPCA, Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, or the charity on one’s choice.

Evelyn M. Fiefield 05/08/2019

Evelyn M. Fiefield

Evelyn M. Fiefield, 92, formerly of Richville, died on May 8, 2019, at Highland Nursing Home, Massena.  There will be a graveside service on June 29th, 2019 at 3:00 PM, at Maple Grove Cemetery, there will be a gathering following the burial at the Richville Volunteer Fire Dept..  Evelyn is survived by her son, Dean Simmons of Richville, daughters, Diane and Albert Hull of Richville, Dawn and Tommy MacDonald of Richville, Dinah and Daniel Miller of Churubusco, brothers, Maurice and Gladys Johnson of Hammond, Jason Johnson,  grandchildren, Christopher Simmons, Dean Simmons, Deanna Simmons, Arthur Mac Donald, Lorne Mac Donald, Megan Mac Donald, Dane Miller, several great, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son Duane Simmons, brothers, Brayton Johnson, Lwellyn Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Charlie Johnson, sisters, Bertha Rowe, Mabel Petell, Cecilia Johnson, and Lois Johnson. Evelyn was born on September 13, 1926, in Lapeer, Michigan, the daughter of the late, Brayton and Doris Smith Johnson Sr. She married Alfred Simmons on October 15, 1949 in Edwards, he died on October 30, 1989, she then married Lloyd Fiefield on December 19, 1998, he died on January 11, 2003.  She was a chamber maid in Gouverneur and at the Granview in Ogdensburg. Evelyn enjoyed, painting pictures, growing strawberries, traveling, country music and was an avid canner. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Highland Nursing Home, 182 Highland Road, Massena, New York 13662.

Edward J. Fischer 03/16/2018

Edward J Fischer
Beloved husband, father and son Edward Fischer passed away peacefully at the age of 86 following a short illness on March. 15, 2018. He is survived by his son Steven J Fischer, daughter in law, Pamela Fischer and granddaughter Anna. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward J and Minnie Buys Fischer and his wife Virginia Flight Fischer.
Ed lived a life of service to his country and to his community. He was a career military officer, retiring from the Army in 1969 after twenty years of active duty. A decorated veteran, he received the Good Conduct Medal with two knots, the National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Republic of Vietnam campaign ribbon, and the Meritorious Unit Citation. In 1969, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, which is reserved for members of the armed services who commit acts of heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. He met his late wife Virginia Fischer while serving at Ft. Drum (then Camp Drum) and after marriage lived in France and Germany before returning to DeKalb Junction. Married for 56 years, Ed and Virginia will be forever remembered for their contributions to DeKalb, most notably the creation of senior citizen housing, the historical museum and chairing the Herman-DeKalb alumni association for decades.

Upon retirement from the army, he served as a Deputy Sheriff for St. Lawrence County for 15 years where he was known for his kindness to all, including people who were processed under his care. His commitment to service didn’t end with retirement and he spent the next 30 years as an active volunteer in his community. Having volunteered for the Radio Emergency Citizens Action Teams (REACT) while in the military he continued providing emergency service in DeKalb as a volunteer fireman. He served as chaplain of the DeKalb Senior Citizens association, holding membership for more than ten years. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels, assisting at the nutrition center and advocated on several occasions for its continued service to the community. One of his proudest moments was being recognized as St. Lawrence County’s New York State Senior Citizen’s of the year in 2015. He also enjoyed the fellowship of the church community as a member of the DeKalb Methodist church.
Ed loved fishing, following navy ships on his Ham radio, playing flight simulator video games and keeping up with community affairs. He moved to Washington state in December 2016 to be with his son’s family where he enjoyed sampling the many ethnic foods in the area as well as the local breweries. He recently visited elementary schools, in full uniform, to describe his experiences as a veteran. Ed will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
Visiting hours will be from noon-2 pm on Saturday, March 31st, at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home in Dekalb Junction. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association or the Hermon Rescue Squad.

Elaine M. Dusharm 02/02/2017

Elaine M. Dusharm
Elaine M. Dusharm, 84, of DeKalb Junction, died on February 2nd, 2017, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be, Monday, February 6th, 1- 3 PM, the funeral service will follow at 3 PM, Pastor John Frary officiating, at the funeral home, burial will be in the spring at the Hermon Cemetery. She is survived by her son, Duane and his wife Jo Dusharm of Philadelphia, daughters Donna Russell and Willis Shattuck of DeKalb Junction, Donita McIntosh and Bob Sweeney of Dannemora, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a nephew Elwood Fanning. She was predeceased by a son, Douglas Dusharm, a grandson, Joseph Russell, and a brother, Richard Fanning. Elaine was born on March 20, 1932 in Russell, the daughter of the late Wayne and Lois Wells Fanning, she graduated from the DeKalb High School in 1949. Also in 1949, she married Lester James Dusharm, he predeceased her on January 6, 1983. She was a retail clerk at ARC in Kingman, Arizona. She loved being with her family. She enjoyed playing cards, going out to eat, and being at “The River”. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Joseph Russell Memorial Fund, 332 Jeffers Road, DeKalb Junction, New York 13630.