Dick Loucks Passing

Richard Frederick Loucks, 89, Marion, formerly of Canton
passed away after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease surrounded by family on January 11, 2020. He was a strong man with a big heart, who never met a stranger.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Millie of 70.5 years; sons Michael Loucks, Larry (Vicky) Loucks, David (Suzanne) Loucks, Richard (Sandy) Loucks, Randy Loucks, and Robert (Gail) Loucks; sister Jannette Loucks Ricalton; brother Maurice (Marilyn) Loucks; and eight loving grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to everyone.
Richard was born July 6, 1930 in Canton, to Frederick and Leola (Speer) Loucks, the second oldest of six children. He graduated from Canton High School in 1948 and from Canton Ag and Tech in 1950. On May 14, 1949 he married his sweetheart Millie Tuttle in Russell.
A celebration of life service will be held on January, 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. at The United Church of Marion, 3848 N. Main St., Marion, NY 14505. Following the service there will be refreshments and fellowship.
Richard was always there to help family and friends with whatever project, big or small. Richard has always had a great love for America.
A special thank you to the staff at Wayne County Nursing Home for the wonderful care and love shown to Mr. Loucks and his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Loucks name may be made to The United Church of Marion, PO Box 52, 3848 N. Main St., Marion, NY 14505. Condolences may be expressed at: stevensfhmarion.com.
Believe in yourself…

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Betty I. Burns

DEGRASSE- Betty I. Burns, age 76, of DeGrasse, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Betty was born on April 28, 1943 in DeGrasse, NY to the late Lawrence and Hazel (Thomas) Meilleur. She attended school in DeGrasse and then went on to attend at Knox Memorial Central School in Russell. She married Kenneth Burns on October 3, 1959 at the Russell United Methodist Church.

Betty spent most of her adulthood as a homemaker, raising her five children. Once the children were out of school she worked for seven years at the Canton College Book Store. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking for her family, doing crossword puzzles and she used to enjoy tending to her flowers.

Surviving is her husband Kenneth; a son, Kenneth and Pam Burns of Gouverneur; four daughters, Brenda and Kevin Klock of DeGrasse, Katherine Burns of Mexico, NY, Sherri and Dan Facey of Palmira, NY and Karen and Eric Dandrow of DeGrasse; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Betty is predeceased by two brothers, Lemond and Maynard “Satch” Meilleur and a sister Bertha Ordway.

There will be no public service for Betty at this time. Arrangements are with French Funeral Home, Edwards. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to DeGrasse United Methodist Church.

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Jay Dana Passing

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Terry G. Smith

OGDENSBURG — Funeral services for Terry G. Smith, age 60, will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Frary Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Calling hours will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mr. Smith passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at SUNY Upstate Hospital in Syracuse.

Terry is survived by his fiancé, Nancy Ramsey; a son, Joshua Smith of Morristown, and a step daughter, Angie Smith of Russell.

Terry was born on May 28, 1959, in Massena, the son of Gerald E. and Helen L. (Hill) Smith. He graduated from Knox Memorial High School in 1978. Terry first worked for Mackin Trucking in Russell, NY, Pete Green in Lisbon, and later for Goldie Trucking and Excavation in Morristown until he recently fell ill.

Terry enjoyed helping others and spending time with his family and loved ones. Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhomes.com.

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Cass Burtis

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Stephen Hall

Stephen Lester Hall, formerly of Hermon
Monday, April 29, 2019 – 12:00 pm
Stephen Lester Hall passed away Saturday April 20, 2019 with family at his side.

Steve was born in Hermon, NY in 1947 to Jack Hall and Loretta Moulton Hall Sharpstene.

Steve graduated from Know Memorial Central School in 1965 and joined the U.S. Navy where he started his training in the medical field. After his discharge from the Navy he attended school in Florida to become a registered nurse. Following that he trained at Cleveland Clinic to become a nurse anesthetist and worked at that profession for 43 years until his retirement. During that time, he also became a commercial pilot and combined the two professions for a short while.

In 1987 Steve married Satu Ra ̈sa ̈nen, who survives him. Steve and Satu retired from Florida to Lake Cumberland, Kentucky in 2004.

In addition to his mother and his wife he is survived by a sister, Sharon Peabody (David), brother Sheldon Hall (Fran), an uncle John (Jack) Moulton (Mary Lou), several nieces and nephews. Steve was predeceased by his father Jack Hall, Grandparents Bernard & Harriet Moulton and Milford & Esther Hall.

Steve loved flying, spending time with Satu on their boat touring around the Atlantic, fishing and hunting.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland at www.hospicelc.org or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

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Evah A. Foster

RUSSELL – Evah A. Foster, age 97, of Russell, passed away on May 29, 2019 at her son’s home in Hannawa Falls under the care of her family.

In keeping with Evah’s wishes there will be no calling hours. There will be a private burial in the South Russell Cemetery. Arrangements are with French Funeral Home in Edwards. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Evah Arline Cook was born on September 6, 1921 in Hermon to the late Harley B. and Mable (Ellwood) Cook. She was the first daughter and third oldest of her siblings: Floyd, Raymond, Robert, George, Doris, Shirley, Phyllis and Mavis. She graduated from Knox Memorial High School in Russell in 1939.

Evah married Earl H. Foster on June 8, 1939 at the Canton Episcopal Parsonage by Rector Ward. The couple lived in Russell for their entire marriage. Earl passed away on February 1, 1996.

Mrs. Foster was the Cafeteria Supervisor for the Knox Memorial High School until it closed and for Edwards-Knox Central School until her retirement in 1990 after 34 years of service to the schools.

Always active in her community, not much went on in her town that she wasn’t a part of. Evah served on the Russell Town Board, founded and was President of the Russell Atwater Housing, and President of the Russell Activity Board. She served on the St Lawrence County Advisory Board for the Dept. of the Office of the Aging as well as the County Council of Senior Citizens. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Russell Fire Dept, and NY Grange # 891.

Evah was recognized many times for her commitment to her community including NYS Assembly, St. Lawrence County and most recently as a NYS Woman of Distinction by Senator Patty Richie.

Evah’s favorite times were spent creating memories with friends and family, especially playing cards or meeting for a meal.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Charles E. and Mary Sue Foster; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

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S. Marie Gary

Mrs. S. Marie Gary, 94, formerly of Canton, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena, where she was surrounded by her family.

Marie was born on February 5, 1925 in Clare, the daughter of the late Floyd and Stella (Rider) Dana. She attended Knox-Memorial Central School and finished high school in Canton, graduating in 1943. A marriage to John Basford ended in divorce. She later married Edson Gary, whom predeceased her in 2003.

Marie raised her own family and dedicated her working years to caring for many foster children, retiring in 1985. Marie was a member of the Canton Senior Citizen’s group, a part of the St. Lawrence County Foster Care Organization, she enjoyed gardening and knitting and contributed many hours to volunteer work at the Canton United Methodist Church.

Marie is survived by her two children, Steven (Kim) Basford of Canton and Tami (Doug) Baker of Pittsford, VT; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A brother, Raymond Dana and a sister, Marion Lozo predecease her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Canton United Methodist Church, Court St.; with Pastor Michael Terrell, officiating. Contributions in her memory may be made to a child advocacy group or a charity of one’s choice.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com. Arrangements for Mrs. Sybil Marie Gary are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.

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Belva Joan Matthews

Princeton – Belva Joan Matthews, 79, passed away at Heartland Health Care Center, Henry, IL on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Belva was born on May 27, 1939 to the late Basil and Elsie (Curtis) Fountain in Canton, NY. She was a graduate of Knox Memorial High School in Russell, NY Cass of 1956. She married the late Howard C. Matthews on August 27, 1964 at the Methodist Church in Herman, NY. She was a supervisor at the St. Lawrence County Meals on Wheels. Belva also worked at the Princeton Mushroom Factory in the Café as well as managing several restaurants for the owner of the café. She worked at the Care Inn Nursing Home, where she became a certified dietitian. She also worked at Perry Memorial Hospital and ran the kitchen as the dietitian before retiring. She spent her retirement as a Gold Coat at Perry Memorial and volunteered at the Clark House assisting in the kitchen.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL. Services will be held at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Frendell Reyes. A graveside service will be held in New York at a later date and time.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. Princeton, IL.

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Frances Grant

Mrs. Frances E. Grant, 99, of North Russell, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2019 at the United Helpers Riverledge Nursing Home, Ogdensburg.

Frances was born on January 21, 1920 in Russell to the late Alfred and Cora (Miller) Viancour. She attended high schools in Russell and Pyrites. On March 1, 1938, Frances married Norman Grant. He predeceased her November 1, 1982. She and Norman owned and operated a farm on the Cassidy Road for over 50 years.

Frances is survived by two sons, George Grant of Oneida, NY and Steven (Irma) Grant of Ogdensburg, as well as several, grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sister, Doris Dominie and Mabel Woodside predeceased her.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours, a graveside service will be held in the spring at Fairview Cemetery, Canton.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.  Arrangements for Frances E. Grant are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.

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Roy Jenne Obituary

RUSSELL- Roy Edward Jenne, age 96, of Russell, NY passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at Maplewood Nursing Home in Canton.

Calling hours for Roy will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home in Edwards. His funeral service will be on Thursday, November 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at the South Russell Cemetery. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Roy was born on November 27, 1921 in Hermon, NY to the late Frank and Leta (Brown) Jenne. He attended the Country School house on Blanchard Hill and then graduated from Knox Memorial in 1938. He entered into the United States Army Air Corp in 1942 and served until his honorable discharge in 1946. He married June (Loop) Fountain on October 12, 1986.

Roy was the Post Master at the Hermon Post Office for 33 years, retiring in 1991. He loved sports. He loved playing them while he was in school and he loved watching them. He was also an avid golfer and bowler.

Surviving is his wife, June; her children, Reggie Fountain of Edwards, Donald and Debbie Fountain of Russell, Steve and Noelle Fountain of Hermon and Rita Faye and Rich Thornton of Edwards; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Jenne and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Roy is predeceased by June’s son, Dean Fountain; four brothers, Hazy, Leo, Francis and Bernard Jenne and a sister, Anna Medford.

Donations may be made in Roy’s memory to St. Jude, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38103 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Roger T. Hatch

Born Feb. 25, 1940, in Gouveneur, N.Y., passed away Sept. 26, 2018 in Lancaster, Calif.

Roger grew up in Russell, NY, and attended Knox High School. Roger served in the United States Air Force for 24 and half years as a Reconnaissance Photographer. He served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam. He received numerous distinguished medals during his years of service. Roger worked at Edwards Air Force Base for 22 years as photographer and multi-media manager. He enjoyed photography, bowling, golfing, and viewing many other sports.

Roger leaves his wife, Luisa Hatch of 52 years of marriage, two daughters Paula Hadfield (Jim) and Rhonda Hatch-Rivera (John), and 3 grandchildren: Chandler, Kendall and Elyse.

Funeral services will be held at Central Christian Church on Thurs., Oct. 4, 2018 at 10:00 am. Following services, Military Honors will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery at 1:15 pm.

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Red Grandy Obit

Francis J. “Red” Grandy, Stars and Stripes chief photographer for more than three decades, died Wednesday in Ogdensburg, N.Y. He was 96.

Grandy was known for some of the most iconic photos in the world, including one that caught the priceless look on Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s face at the precise moment he learned that Gen. Douglas D. MacArthur had been dismissed as Korean War commander by President Harry Truman. The photo was published all over the world and was named by the Associated Press as best news photo of the year for 1951.

The usually besuited Grandy was born in 1922 on a dairy farm in upstate New York. Starting in 1942, he spent four years in the Army Air Corps, then studied photography at the University of Southern California. In 1950, he sailed for Europe to work on a master’s degree in cinema. In 1951, he hired on as a photographer at Stars and Stripes, and quickly made an impression.

Grandy was soon promoted to chief photographer, a post he held for the next 35 years.

“I had many successes in getting pictures, often under very difficult circumstances,” he said on his website, redgrandy.com. “Many times the story behind the picture was more interesting than the story itself.”

Grandy was competitive. The small Stars and Stripes staff of six shooters won major newspaper photo contests year after year under his supervision.

His enviable assignments took him to military maneuvers, natural disasters, plane crashes, sporting events and film and jazz festivals in 37 countries. It was “movie stars, cocktail bars and shiny cars,” he told one interviewer at age 91.

Grandy lived in upstate Hermon, N.Y., on the Grass River, where he was proprietor of the historic Lazy River Playground.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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Paul Francis Wiese

Paul Francis “Butch” Wiese, 70, of Chateaugay, N.Y., passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018, at his home.

Paul was born in Potsdam, N.Y., on Oct. 2, 1947, the son of William G.H. and Genevieve (Amo) Wiese. He attended Knox Memorial Central School in Russell, N.Y., graduating in 1965. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a certification in Health and Physical Education from SUNY Brockport and completed several graduate courses at St. Lawrence University.

On Dec. 17, 1977, Paul was united in marriage to Sharon L. Cardinell at Sacred Heart Church in Edwards, N.Y., with Father Charles Richards officiating. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters and their husbands, Paula and Scott LaPlant of Asheboro, N.C., and Shannon and Matthew McArdle of Malone, N.Y.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, William of Moira, N.Y., and Robert (Tim) and Janet of McLean, N.Y. He was blessed with 6 grandchildren: Lauren, Nicholas and Parker LaPlant and Keegan, Logan and Raegan McArdle, along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Janet Bullock and Karen Fuller.

Paul was a dedicated educator. He began his 35 year teaching career at Harrisville Central School. In his short tenure he was able to positively impact the boys basketball program and help establish Harrisville as a perennial sectional winner. He went on to join the staff of Northern Adirondack Central School in Ellenburg, N.Y., where he spent the remainder of his career. There, he contributed to the school community by maintaining high expectations in the classroom and striving for excellence on the field and court. Additionally, he served in many leadership roles over the years, working side by side with many colleagues and friends.

Paul also dedicated much of his time to his community. In his younger years he spent many summers coaching basketball at local camps including SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University. Shortly after moving to Chateaugay, he became the director of the Chateaugay Rec Park, a position he loved for nearly 30 years. Generations of Chateaugay youth benefitted from his time and talent; learning to swim, playing competitive pickup basketball, and learning to “clean up” with the aid of his whistle and beloved bullhorn.
Paul was a longtime member of the Chateaugay Fire Department. He loved watching his daughters play sports, especially basketball, both for Chateaugay Central School and later St. Lawrence University. He was an ardent New York Giants football fan, staying faithful through whatever each season held. Lastly, he loved reading the local newspapers and the challenge of the daily crossword puzzles.

Please join the family for calling hours on Friday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chateaugay Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated immediately following, at 1 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Chateaugay, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory are greatly appreciated. These may be made to the Knox Memorial Alumni Association or the Chateaugay Rescue Company: KMAA, PO Box 528, Russell, NY 13684 and Chateaugay Rescue Co., PO Box 911, Chateaugay, NY 12920.

Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be offered at www.chateaugayfuneralhome.com.

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