Lyndsay E. Pryor-Shenkle 04/17/2024


Lyndsay Erin Pryor-Shenkle


Lyndsay Erin Shenkle passed away at Canton Potsdam Hospital on Wednesday, April 17.   She was 43 years old.  Lyndsay was born in Albany, NY on December 12, 1980. Her family moved to Lowville, NY in 1988 and she graduated from Lowville Academy in 1998.  She then attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) in Boston where she received a Studio Art diploma.  Lyndsay was a kind and generous person who always placed the needs of others above herself.  She loved to read, especially murder mysteries, and to paint and draw. She also loved making people laugh and preferred the company of others to being alone.  Besides her mother and stepfather, James O’Neill, she is survived by two brothers, David Shenkle of Watertown and Erik Shenkle of Houston, Texas along with his wife, Jasmin and his son, Jacob.  She was predeceased by her father, Gary L. Shenkle, DDS.  In accordance with her wishes, there are no public services planned but her family will have a celebration of her life later. Lyndsay’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Canton Potsdam Hospital for their care and compassion during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 3 Main Street, Canton, New York, 13617.  




Lewis Fendrick Jr. 03/30/2024

Lewis Fendrick Jr.       

Lewis Fendrick Jr., 69 of DeKalb, died on March 30, 2024, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.  There are no services. Lewis is survived by his loving wife Joan, son, Lewis and his wife Jennifer Fendrick of Whitehall, PA, grandchildren Rachael Fendrick and Logan Fendrick, a sister, Dawn and her husband Kurt Walters, of Allentown, PA, a nephew, Nathan Walters and his beloved dog, Meina. He was born on September 30, 1954 in Allentown, PA, to the late Lewis and Grace Heller Fendrick Sr. He graduated from Dieruff High School in 1972. He married Joan Hobel on November 28, 2012. Lewis was a chemist at Air Products in Macungie, PA until his retirement in 2012. Prior to that he was a police officer in Coplay, PA and deputy sheriff in Leigh Valley, PA. He loved fishing, handy work, reading, hunting, spending time at his camp in Dexter and gardening. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the charity of choice. 

Libby Ann Kinch 02/29/2024

Libby A. Kinch

Libby A. Kinch, 55 of Gouverneur, died on February 29, 2024, at E. J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur.  There will be a Celebration of Life on March 16, 2024 12 – 4 PM at the VFW in Gouverneur. Libby is survived by her husband, Howard Kinch, son, Matthew Kinch of Hermon, mother, Shirley Briggs, brothers, Richard and his wife Ellie Briggs of Crary Mills, Randy Briggs of Canton, in-laws Pam and Nelson Hutt of Theresa, sister in laws Billie Jo Collins of Theresa, Angel Hutt of Theresa, Nickcole Collins of Watertown, 14 nieces and nephews, including Nelson Melendez, Skai Melendez, Esmeralda Melendez and Tavia Justice. She was predeceased by her daughter, Chantel Kinch, father, Richard Briggs father-in-law, Jeffery D. Kinch. She was born on June 22, 1968 in Buffalo, to Richard and Shirley Fiefield Briggs. She graduated from Canton Central School in 1986. She married Howard Kinch at their home in Gouverneur on April 7, 2001. Libby was a babysitter and prior to that she worked at McCarthy’s in Canton doing various jobs. She loved spending time with her family and friends, horseback riding, traveling, collecting butterflies and dragonflies. Contributions can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1100 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210, or to help with funeral expenses.


Landon J. Hall 11/19/2023


Landon J. Hall

Landon J. Hall, 76, of Russell, died on November 19, 2023, at Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital.  There will be calling hours on Friday, November 24, from 4-6 PM. There will be a graveside service with military honors at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville, Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:00 am. Landon is survived by his wife Lois, his son Keith Hall of Rochester, his daughter, Amanda and her husband Jake Rowley of Russell, his brother, Martin Hall and his life partner, Joyce Jones of Florida, his sister, Joan and her husband John Metz of Florida, grandchildren, Bella Mary Lou Hall, Grace Aubrey Hall, Madelyn Elle Rowley, Cole Everett Rowley, a brother-in-law and sister- in- law, Ernie and Cheryl Stuhldreher, nieces, Risa Oliver, Stefani Brown, Vicky Martin, and Tammy Brosowsky. He was born on February 12, 1947, in Gouverneur, the son of the late, Donald and Keitha Jeffers Hall. In 1965 he graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School, and continued his education at Alfred State University, graduating in 1967 with an Associate Degree in data processing. Following college, he was in the United States Army in Vietnam where he received an army commendation medal for heroism in the Republic of Vietnam on May 9, 1969. He married Lois Stuhldreher on May 13, 1972 in Lindenhurst, New York. Landon was employed for many years as a computer programmer at IBM in Rochester, coming home one day announcing he was retiring and became an over the road truck driver, which was a career he had always wanted to do. He last worked for Morey Enterprises in Brushton, N.Y.    He was a member of the Gamma Theta Gamma fraternity, and the St. Vincent DePaul Church in Churchville.  He was very involved in his church, working Bingo and the church carnival. Landon loved camping, Nascar, going to many of the tracks around the country and happy hour on the deck watching the river, with the love of his life Lois. But above all else, his family was the great love of all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local volunteer rescue squad. 

Linda M. Bacon 07/12/2023

Linda M. Bacon

Linda M. Bacon, 71, of Hermon, died on July 12, 2023, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.  There will be no services per Linda’s wishes. Linda is survived by her husband, Ward W. Bacon, her daughter Nicole S. Bacon-Ward and her husband Richie Ward, of Hermon, grandchildren, Marissa and her husband Michael Mason of Red Creek, Camryn Ward of Hermon, Makayla Bacon and her fiancé, Jason Burke of Canton, Dakotah and her husband Daniel Stroda of Clarksville, TN, one great grandchild, Wrenleigh Stroda, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Ward W. Bacon Jr., her brothers, Jerry Cameron, Richard Cameron, and Danny Cameron. Linda was born on April 12, 1952 the daughter of the late, Richard (Bud) and Blanche Johnson Cameron in Potsdam. In 1970 she graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School. She married Ward Bacon on July 11, 1970 at St. Henry’s Church in DeKalb Junction. Linda was a direct support provider at Jefferson St Lawrence ARC, prior to that she was a cook at the Canton Day Care Center, everyone called her Linda Cooker.  She was a past member of the Hermon Rescue Squad.  She loved watching her grandchildren’s sporting events, she enjoyed fishing, and following local sports teams. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 64, Gouverneur, New York, 13642.

Leona J. “Rogers” Boprey 04/28/2023

Leona J. (Rogers) Boprey

Leona J. (Rogers) Boprey, 92, of Hyde Park, Vermont and formerly of DeKalb Junction, died on April 28, 2023, at her daughter’s home. There will be a graveside service, Saturday, May 6, 2023, 12 PM at the East DeKalb Cemetery, Pastor Reginald Curtis officiating. Leona is survived by her sons, James “Jimmy” Rogers of DeKalb Junction, Kimball and his wife Lynn Rogers of Kentucky, daughters, Judith Poirier of West Virginia, Pamela Rogers of New Hampshire, Karen Dupont of Vermont, a special niece, Regina “Jean” Stewart of Arizona, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Rudolph Wade, Waneta DeFreest and Thelma Putnam.  She was born on September 5,1930, in Hancock, Vermont, the daughter of the late Perley and Bertha Manning Wade. She graduated from the Vera Hanks School of Nursing in Vermont as an LPN. Leona married Cleo Rogers on November 30, 1946 he predeceased her on September 24, 2004. Later she married Harold Thomas Boprey on November 24, 2008, he predeceased her on September 19, 2011. Her last job was as a librarian for CSEP in Canton, NY, prior to that she was an LPN at Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, Vermont. Leona was a prior member at the Fresh Start Fellowship Church in Rensselaer Falls, NY, the United Trinity Assembly of God Church in Hyde Park, Vermont, the Hyde Park VFW Post 7779.  She loved music, reading, doing crossword puzzles, picture puzzles, crocheting, dancing, coloring, reading cards, bird watching and flower gardening.  She shared her love of music by volunteering to play at her church, the local nursing homes and senior housing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Newport Ambulance Service, PO Box 911, Newport Vermont, 05655, the Lamoille County Home Health and Hospice, 53 Farr Avenue, Morrisville, Vermont, 05661 or the Lamoille County Cancer Network, PO Box 828, Morrisville, Vermont, 05661. 

Lori E. Chilton 03/17/2023



Lori E. Chilton
Lori E. Chilton, 60 of DeKalb Junction, died on March 17, 2023, at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, Canton. There will be calling hours at the funeral home, Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1 PM – 3 PM. Burial will be at a later date at the Old DeKalb Cemetery, Old DeKalb, NY. Lori is survived by her mother Elizabeth (Sophie) Chilton, Canton, her brothers, Bryan Chilton of Syracuse, Eric and his wife Jennifer Chilton of DeKalb Junction, nephews, R. Harrison and his wife Sloan Chilton, Henry Chilton, a niece, Hillary Chilton, dear friends, David and Suzann Conklin, uncles, Roger and David Hamilton, and several cousins. She was predeceased by her father Reginald V. Chilton. She was born on May 21,1962, in Canton, the daughter of Reginald and Elizabeth Hamilton Chilton. Lori graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1980, where she was a stellar athlete, she continued her education at Herkimer Community College. She worked as a CNA at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, in Canton, prior to that she was a laborer at Cianbro, and at TJ Madden. Lori loved to fish, bike, go to yard sales, boating, animals, building camp fires, being at her family camp in Old DeKalb on the Oswegatchie River, and at the Conklin’s camp at Pleasant Lake. She celebrated ten years of sobriety with the help of her AA family. Lori’s family would like to send their gratitude to the entire staff at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, Canton, for their wonderful and loving care of Lori. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, Canton, or the Potsdam Humane Society. 

Levi C. Kio 11/16/2021

Levi C. Kio

Levi C. Kio, 90, formerly of Hermon, died on November 16, 2021, .  Calling hours will be November 21, 2021, 12 – 2:30 pm, a funeral service will follow at 2: 30 PM, Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating,  due to COVID, masks and social distancing are required at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Hermon Cemetery.  Levi  is survived by a son Alan  and his wife Mary Kio, Liverpool, a daughter in law, Cheryl Walrath, Hermon, grandsons, Michael John and his wife Sabrina Kio, Fort Ann, Alan James and his wife Jennifer Kio, Camillus, 5 steprandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 12 step great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, a niece and nephew, Dale and Donna Thomas, Depeyster, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Ella Kio, a son Robert Kio, sisters, Lula Cyrus, Hazel Sibley, and his dog, Buffy.  Levi was born on November 9, 1931 in the Town of DeKalb to the late Leon and Lucy Paro Kio.  He graduated from Hermon High School and took some classes at ATC. He married Ella Carr on October 18, 1952 at the Richville United Methodist Church. He was a die setter at GMC Powertrain in Massena for 28.5 years until his retirement in 1987. Prior to that he owned and operated Kio’s Heating and Plumbing for 30 years, and he also worked as a miner for St. Joseph’s Lead and Zinc Mines in Edwards.  He was a past member, chief and assistant chief of the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department, was a N.Y. State Snowmobile Safety Instructor, a member of the St. Lawrence County Senior Patrol, a St. Lawrence County Special Deputy, a member of the United Auto Workers Union and the Town Supervisor of Hermon in the 1970’s.  Levi loved to hunt, fish and travel. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Galilee United Methodist Church. 

Lawrence J. Jones 01/22/2020

Lawrence J. Jones

Lawrence J. Jones, 76, of DeKalb Junction, died on January 22, 2020, at his home.  There will be calling hours February 5, 2020, 12 – 2 PM, a memorial service will follow at 2 P.M., Pastor Martha Helmer officiating.  There will be a gathering after the service at the DeKalb Junction Fire Hall.  Burial will be in the spring at Hermon Cemetery.  He is survived by his son Fredrick H.L. Jones of Oswego, step children, Kevin Brown of DeKalb Junction, Danny Brown of Harrisville, David and his wife Barbara Brown Jr. of Hermon, Debbie Weller of Richville, Lisa Brown of DeKalb Junction, a sister in law Gena Jones of Ellenton, Florida, a grandson, 16 step grandchildren, 32 step great grandchildren, several step great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a step daughter, Karen Carr, siblings, Malcolm Jones, William Jones, Tom Jones, Betty Livingston, Karol Foster, and a step granddaughter, Amy Lou Carr.  Larry was born on August 5, 1943 in the town of Hermon, New York, the son of the late, Fred and Arlene Priest Jones.  A marriage to Patricia Meade ended in divorce, he then married Shirley Aldridge Brown on May 27, 2000 at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, she died on August 5, 2016. Larry was a custodian at Hermon DeKalb Central School for 27 years prior to his retirement.  He enjoyed puttering around his home, and going to his camp.   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lucy C. Gorr 10/26/2019

Lucy C. Gorr

Lucy C. Gorr, 88, formerly of Cocoa, Florida and Bloomingdale, New York, died on October 26, 2019, at her daughter’s home. Funeral services are under the direction of Charlene Johnson-Allen, at French Family Funeral Home, Star Lake.  Calling hours will be October 30th, 11 am – 2 PM at the funeral home, a funeral mass will follow at St. Hubert’s Church, Star Lake, 2:30 PM , Father Shane Lynch officiating. She is survived by her daughters, Valerie L. and Lee Noel of Fulton, Donna L. and Francis (Frank) Whitelaw of Bloomingdale, a brother in law, Larry and Andrea Gore of Hamlin, a sister, Carmen Courtois, a sister in law, Bea Gore, grandchildren, Lee Anthony and Tara Noel of Cicero, Angie and Dylan Molchanoff of Cicero, great grandchildren Nathan, Sabrina and Vanessa Noel, Caiden Russell and Anabel Donovan, several nieces and nephews.  Lucy was born on February 6, 1931, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late, Francisco C. and Carmen L. Arzuaga Vigo.  She married John (Jack) Gorr on April 12, 1952 in Star Lake, he predeceased her on March 1, 2005.  She proudly worked at the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida for McDonnell Douglas. Prior to that she worked for many years in the office at Clifton Fine Hospital. Lucy was a past matron for the Order of Eastern Star in Oswegatchie, a Girl Scout Leader, and a past parishioner at St. Hubert’s.  She loved spending time with her family, creating porcelain dolls and making their clothing. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cranberry Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad.