Irving H. Baxter 02/19/2020

Irving H. Baxter

Irving H. Baxter, 61, of Potsdam, died on February 19, 2020, at his home.  There will be no services as Irving is a generous donation to science.  He is survived by his wife, Lorie Baxter, sons Brian Baxter and his significant other, Ashley of Norfolk, Jason and his wife Heather Baxter of Chase Mills, Michael and his wife Kari Baxter of Altoona, Andrew and his wife Alyssa Baxter of Canton, Alex Baxter and his significant other Andrea of Parish, and seven grandchildren.   Irving was born on April 8, 1958, in Massena, to the late, Irving H. and Jean Seabring Baxter, he graduated from Potsdam High School in 1976. He married Lorie Nielson on October 5, 2018, in Potsdam. Irving enjoyed, wood working, fabrication, hunting, fishing, reading, and gardening.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley .

Irene F. Carter 07/22/2017

Irene Francis Carter

The marks of a well-worn life are in the people we touch, the things we create, and the obstacles we overcome. After many miles traveled, memories made, and a lifetime as vivacious as it was creative, Irene Carter came to her final rest, after a long battle with cancer, on July 22. She was surrounded by family. Irene told the story of her life in the people and projects she loved. She told it with a sly smile when she knew she had the winning word in a game of Scrabble. She told it in the antiques she sold in her small-town shop and the conversations she had with patrons at the restaurant she shared with her husband. She enjoyed working with her hands: in the earth, on canvas, in needles and threads. Her story lives on in her surviving family: husband Robert W. Carter, son Matthew and his wife Rita; eldest daughter Angeleine and her husband Dustin; youngest daughter Christin, and her husband Chris; her three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is remembered as well by her siblings: Barbara Tillinghast, Claire Russell, Rhea Ritchings, and Caroline LaRose. Irene’s life and passions took her across the country, from Madrid, NY to New Jersey, to Washington D.C. and northern Virginia, to Boca Raton, FL, and to her final home in Helena, NY (a stone’s throw from her birthplace of Malone). In each place she made herself a fixture of the community. She goes now to join her parents, father Edward Henry LaRose and mother Irene Anne (Southwick) LaRose, as well as her siblings Edward LaRose, and Lee LaRose. Her quick wit, generous hospitality, and strength of character will not be forgotten. There will be no services at this time.

Isla Jean McRobbie 10/04/2015

Picture2Isla Jean McRobbie
Isla Jean McRobbie, 79, died on October 4, 2015, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be, October 8, 12 – 2 PM, the funeral service will be at 2 PM, Pastor Bobbi Gardner officiating at the funeral home, burial will follow in Hermon Cemetery, Hermon. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy and her husband Gerald Hendrick of Brockport, New York, Caryn and her husband Michael Chilas of Rochester, Cherie and her husband Daniel Zira of Gouverneur, sons, Michael McRobbie of Hermon, Donald and his wife Cheryl McRobbie of, Waterloo, David McRobbie of DeKalb Junction, a brother, John Nicol of Hammond, 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Isla Jean was born on February 5, 1936, in Ogdensburg, New York, the daughter of the late Earl and Gwendolyn Lowery Nicol. She graduated from Hammond Central School in 1954, she married Lowell McRobbie, he predeceased her on December 26, 2009. She was a van attendant for NYSARC and prior to that was a home health aide for St. Lawrence County Public Health for 13 years. She enjoyed reading. Contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.