Betty Dana

bdanaDEKALB – Betty Dana, age 85, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Riverledge Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.

Calling hours will be held at French Funeral Home in Edwards on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Her funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. with Lay Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Clare.

Betty was born on August 20, 1931 in Russell to the late Stanley and Gladys (Morrow) Hull. She attended the Knox Memorial High School and married Raymond E. Dana on December 31, 1949. The couple owned and operated the Russell Corner Store for many years, which Betty loved running. Raymond passed away on November 9, 1976.

Betty enjoyed visiting with friends and family, going to the DeKalb Methodist Church, painting, playing cards and the occasional trip to the casino.

Her survivors include three sons and their wives, Dennis and Marleen Dana of Fine, Ronald and Esther Dana of Russell, Richard and Edna Dana of Canton; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Betty is predeceased by a son, Douglas Dana; a daughter, Sheryle “Sherry” Bushaw; brothers LeRoy “Sonny” and Gaylord Hull; and sisters, Doris Hubbard, Mabel Despaw and Louise Smith.

Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund, PO Box 291, Canton NY 13617. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

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Bernard J. Jenne

bjenneRUSSELL- Bernard J. Jenne, age 83, of Russell, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Canton.

Calling hours for Bernard will be on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Edwards. His funeral service will be on Friday, October 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with lay speaker Douglas Beachard officiating. Burial will follow at South Russell Cemetery. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Bernard was born on October 26, 1932 in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Frank and Leta (Brown) Jenne. He graduated from Knox Memorial Central School in 1951 and then entered into the United States Air Force and there he served until his honorable discharge in 1954.

Bernard married Phyllis A. Chase on July 21, 1957 at the Russell United Methodist Church. He was the Bus Mechanic and driver at Knox Memorial Central School and then Edwards Knox Central School, working there until his retirement in 1995. Bernard was very proud of the time he spent serving in the U.S. Air Force and liked to reminisce about those days. He enjoyed making maple syrup, hunting, fishing and watching sports. He loved his dogs Snuggles and Nacho. Bernard was always tinkering on something or cutting wood.

Surviving is his wife, Phyllis; two sons and their wives, Larry and Carole Jenne of Canton and Gregory and Tara Jenne of Richford, NY; three daughters, Lynn Barnes and her companion Gary Minkler of Black Lake, Lori and Rick Brewer of Canton and Lisa Jenne and her companion Randy Hale of Russell; a brother, Roy and his wife June Jenne of Hermon; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and one on the way and several nieces and nephews.

Bernard is predeceased by three brothers, Jerome “Hazy”, Leo and Francis Jenne and a sister, Anna Medford.

Donations may be made in Bernard’s memory to the SPCA or the V Foundation.

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Wilma A. Galindo

wgalindoNorth Hartland, Vermont – Wilma A. Galindo, 61, died after a long battle with cancer, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Veteran Administration Hospital in White River Jct., VT. She was born August 24, 1951 in Russell, NY, the daughter of Karl G. and Cecile (Caswell) White. Wilma grew up on the family farm and attended Knox High School in Russell, NY. She moved to the Tampa, Florida area with her family where she met and married her first husband. Following her divorce she entered the US Air Force where she worked as a radio communications specialist and then an air passenger specialist at the San Antonio Airport.

Wilma met her husband, Charles H. Galindo, in San Antonio and they were married on February 28, 1980 in El Paso, Texas. They moved to Vermont in 1994 looking for a change and picked White River Jct., VT from a map.

She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans of White River Jct., VT. Wilma enjoyed reading, bingo, jigsaw and crossword puzzles and spending time with her husband.

She is survived by her husband of North Hartland, VT, a son, Robert J. Diaz II of Hamilton, NJ, two daughters, Pamela Marie Diaz of Buffalo, NY, and Stephanie Lynn Weaver of Westboro, MA, and her grandchildren, Rosemary Diaz, Nicholas Diaz, Emily Jagiello, Maria Jagiello,Christian Jagiello, Alanna Wagman, Alicia Pearl.

Friends may call Thursday evening, October 4th, from 6-8PM at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vermont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 5th, at 10 AM at St. Denis Church in Hanover, NH. Burial will be held Tuesday, October 9 at 10:30AM in the Vermont Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, VT.

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Karl K. White

kwhiteKarl K. White, 66, of Branon Drive, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

He was born in Ogdensburg, NY on April 20, 1950.

Karl served in the United States Air Force from 1974 to 1994 having served his country for over 20 years. Karl was a Computer Systems Operations Craftsman with NATO, and served two tours in Germany during his time in the service. Following his retirement from the Air Force, Karl attended Plattsburgh State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. He went on to work for various companies in Plattsburgh, including Henry’s Pools and Spa’s and most recently worked as a driver for Plattsburgh Motor Service. Karl enjoyed caring for animals and tending to his garden.

Survivors include his wife, Diane (Gonyea) White of West Chazy; two sons, Stephen White of West Chazy and Charles J. Dumont, II and his wife Chantel of Champlain; one brother, Keven White of Tampa, FL; three grandchildren, Jessica Haig and her companion Dillan Brockmeir, Jacob Reynolds, and Jordyn Reynolds; and one great-granddaughter, Tristyn Brockmeir.

Karl was predeceased by one daughter, Nichole M. Reynolds, his parents, Karl G. and Harriet “Ceicle” (Caswell) White; one sister, Wilma Galindo; and his father-in-law, Donald Gonyea.

Visitation will be held at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood, NY on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. with services to follow. There will be a potluck to follow at 4 Blanchard Avenue in Norwood, following the services. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

To share a photo, story of Karl, or an online condolence with the family, please visit, www.rwwalkerfh.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

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Thelma Lou Bullock

tlbullockThelma Lou “Sally” Bullock, age 83, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

There will be calling hours for Sally on Wednesday, July 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Edwards. Her funeral service will be on Thursday, July 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Edwards United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Edwards.

Sally was born on September 7, 1932 in Heuvelton, NY to the late Cecil and Cecile (Woodrow) Smith. She attended Elm Creek Rural School in Russell and then graduated from Knox Memorial Central School. Sally then attended one year at St. Lawrence University. She married Clifford B. Bullock on October 19, 1950 at the Gouverneur Methodist Parsonage. The couple owned and operated Willow Shade Dairy Farm for many years.

She was a former Secretary and Treasurer of the St. Lawrence Valley Ayrshire Club, a member of the AFS, a former Scottish Angels 4-H Leader, a former member of the Edwards PTA and a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crafting and traveling.

Sally is survived by her husband, Clifford of Edwards; two sons and their wives, William and Sheila Bullock and Larry and Deborah Bullock all of Edwards; three daughters and their husbands, Joanne and Richard Lynn of West Cornwall, CT, Barbara and Charles Newcombe of Edwards and Carole and David LaVoie of Fulton. Sally is also survived by 17 grandchildren, of whom they raised their granddaughter, Brenda Coronato of Rayeford, NC; 3 step grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her parents and two brothers, William and Willard Smith; her grandfather who raised her, Willard Smith and step grandmother Mabel and her grandmother Maude Smith.

Donations may be made in Sally’s memory to the Edwards United Methodist Church or to the Edwards Volunteer Rescue Squad.

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Anne Mary Scott (Bessette)

ascottMrs. Anne Mary (Bessette) Scott, 85, of Russell, passed away peacefully at her home of 66 years, on Thursday, June 30, 2016, while surrounded by family and friends.

Anne was born on January 13, 1931, the daughter of the late John and Nora (Warren) Bessette. Anne graduated from Hugh C. Williams High School in 1949 and attended Ogdensburg School of Business.

Anne married the love of her life, Milton Scott at St. Paul’s Church in Pyrites, on September 29, 1950. Together they operated the family farm in Russell. Milton passed away on April 28, 1988.

Anne is survived by two daughters, Ellen Meilleur and husband Ricky of Russell and Jodi Fox and husband Scott of Madrid; by five grandchildren, Richard and Kathy Meilleur and Gregory and Wendy Meilleur, all of Russell; Emily Meilleur Baker of Edwards; Dillon Fox (US Navy), stationed in San Diego, CA and Sierra Fox (US Navy), stationed in Mayport, FL.

Also surviving are eleven great-grandchildren; Kelsey, Lacy, Ryan, Jarred, Makayla, Kassidy, Liam, Eagen, Emma, Eben and Sophia; two great-great grandchildren, Blake and Laeton; two brothers, Nelson and Warren Bessette, both of Canton and Noreen Sheridan of Canton and Elevene Corbine of Russell.

Anne is predeceased by three brothers, Reardon, Gerald and Burton.

Anne enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and canning. Anne loved to cook and she made the “Best Pies”. Anne always said her family was her greatest treasure.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Oratory, Pyrites. Burial will follow in the Hermon Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM, Friday, July 1, 2016 at the O’Leary Funeral Home, Canton.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Russell Library Gazebo Project; 9 Pestle Street Road; Russell, New York 13684

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.

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Robert G. Ordway

GOUVERNEUR- Robert G. Ordway, age 79, of Auburndale, FL, but formerly of Gouverneur, passed away on June 24, 2016, at the Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, FL.

Calling hours for Bob will be on Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with his funeral service immediately following at 3:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur. Burial will follow at South Russell Cemetery. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Robert was born on August 21, 1936, in Redwood, NY to the late Oscar and Alice (Naylor) Ordway. He attended Knox Memorial Central School in Russell and then went to the George Hall Trade School in Ogdensburg for welding. Bob married Bertha Meilleur on September 1, 1956, at the Russell Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Lawrence Heatherington. Bertha passed away on October 13, 1990.

Bob was a Journeyman Ironworker working for various companies and eventually owning and operating B. M. Ordway, Inc., Steel Erection. He had been living in Florida since 1995. Bob is a member of the Local Iron Workers 440, Sons of the American Legion and a former member of the Gouverneur Elks Club. He enjoyed restoring antique Ford cars, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and hunting; and loved going on scenic road trips. Bob was very active and never let his disabilities slow him down. No matter how busy life got for him, he always made a point to find time to spend with his family, which was very important to him. He and his wife always made sure that their children never went without.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Randy L. and Michelle Ordway and Robert A. and Robin Ordway both of Gouverneur; two daughters, Nancy J. Ordway Phillips of Fayetteville and Patricia L. Ordway and her husband Kenneth Bennett of Manlius; a brother, Roger Ordway of Canton; a sister, Beverly Johnson of Auburndale, FL, and eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Bob is predeceased by his wife, Bertha; his parents, Oscar and Alice; a brother, Donald and a sister, Josephine Day.

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Geraldine (Gerry) Mae (Pike) Manning

gmanningRUSSELL — Geraldine (“Gerry”) Mae (Pike) Manning passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

Gerry is survived by her lifelong soulmate and loving husband of 67 years, Thomas Manning. She was a mother to three children – Valerie & Douglas Beachard of Russell, Douglas & Vicki Manning of Hermon, and Timothy & Tracy Manning of Apalachin; and a foster daughter, Linda Devore of Edwards. She was a grandmother to 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great, great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Arland Pike, John Pike and Richard Pike; and a sister-in-law, Lowena Bristol.

She was pre-deceased by both her parents (Urbane & Mable Pike); and her three sisters, (Louise Chase, Lucille (Tealie) Hewlett, and baby sister, Vivian).

Gerry was born in South Russell, in May 10, 1931, a daughter of Urbane and Mabel (VanSant) Pike and graduated from Knox Memorial Central School in 1949.

She married the man of her dreams with whom she would build her life and family around on June 18, 1949 on the front porch of her parent’s home with Rev. George Pilbeam as celebrant.

Gerry’s nurturing and loving personality showed through with the birth of her 3 children and extended far beyond to the many foster children, which she and Tom welcomed with open arms into their home and family.

Besides dedicating her life to her marriage and raising a family, she worked for the Knox Memorial Central School district until retirement where she then focused solely on her family.

Gerry was a devout Christian and demonstrated her faith through her long-standing devotion to the Russell United Methodist Church serving in many roles including teaching children about Jesus, singing in the choir, preparing her special “chicken & biscuits” for the monthly church suppers, and hosting multiple bible study groups.

She was also a very talented individual – her love for music was revealed through her numerous years as organist for the Russell United Methodist Church, as well as playing her guitar and leading sing-a-longs for family and friends around her.

She was also a den mother for Russell Boy Scouts and a member of the Democratic Club.

Gerry had many other passions as well, including ceramics, knitting and crocheting. She was a sewing master and this talent allowed her to lovingly make a wedding gown for her granddaughter and quilts for each of her children.

She was steadfast in her love for her family and friends. Whether it was a graduation, wedding, anniversary, birthday or funeral, the Manning household was the hub of celebration with Gerry leading the charge.

Even as her eyesight deteriorated over recent years, her faith and love for her family kept her strong and she never let it stand in the way of continuing to be the core of her family.

She will be dearly missed and irreplaceable, but will always be here through her everlasting love and influence over us all.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 9 from 4-7 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 21 Park Street, Canton.

Her funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Russell United Methodist Church with Lay Minister John Frary officiating.

Burial will follow in South Russell Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Gerry’s memory to either Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley or the Russell United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.lawrencefuneralhome.org.

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Elida M. Foster

EDWARDS- Elida M. Foster, age 95, of Edwards, NY passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.

Services for Elida will be private for the family. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Elida was born on September 29, 1920 in Cranberry Lake, NY to the late Earl and Florence (Dafoe) Williams. She graduated from Knox Memorial Central School in Russell in 1938.

She married Archie D. Foster on June 21, 1942. Archie passed away on September 21, 1991. The couple had lived in Fine, NY, and then Gary, NC for a while, before moving to Edwards in 1987. Elida was a member of the Edwards United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women’s Group and was a former Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, Paul and Carolyn Foster; three daughters, Elaine and Robert Archer, Janice and John Lozo and Sharon and Gary Hamilton; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Elida is predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Bernard Williams and a sister, Vada Gillette.

Donations may be made in Elida’s memory to the Edwards Volunteer Rescue Squad or to the Edwards Methodist Church.

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Rodney L. Sawyer

rsawyerAIKEN, SC- Rodney L. Sawyer, age 71, of Aiken, South Carolina, peacefully passed away at his home after a struggle with cancer.

A graveside memorial service organized by French Funeral Home, Edwards will be held at the South Russell Cemetery on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., officiated by his son-in-law, Reverend John Leslie. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Rodney was born on November 28, 1944 in Gouverneur to Richard F. and Mary (Fuller) Sawyer Sr. He attended Knox Memorial Central School and then entered into the United States Army. He met and married his wife of 51 years, Joanna (Sizemore) Sawyer. After marriage, he then began working at Newton Falls Paper Mill in Star Lake, NY. Together they have raised four children; Rhonda (John) Leslie of Tampa, FL, Rhoda Leigh Bowlin of Jensen Beach, FL, Rodney (Tabitha) Sawyer II of Windsor, SC and Johanna (Rueben Phillips) Panko of Aiken, SC. He has fifteen grandchildren, Phillip and Victoria Leslie, Ashlea Bowlin, Richard and Jacob Dibble, Jennah and Emmah Sawyer, Michelle and Gabriella Pettry, Alexis (Blake Richardson Sr.), James and Jason Emrich, Dominic Winum, Tucker and Abigail Phillips and one great grandson, Blake Richardson Jr. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Sawyer of Russell, NY; a sister, Judy (Charles) Tupper of Russell, NY and two brothers, Jerome “Buzz” (Susan) Sawyer of Hermon, NY and Richard (Donna) Sawyer Jr. of Gouverneur, NY.

Rodney is predeceased by his father, Richard Frances Sawyer Sr. and infant son that are both buried in the South Russell Cemetery.

Rodney loved the outdoors and enjoyed working with his hands. His talent to fix or build anything blessed many people. He dealt with people in a just and fair manner and “he owed no man”.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that you plant a tree in his honor.

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Beulah J. “Bea” McCollum

bmccollumRussell – Beulah J. “Bea” McCollum, 91, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at Country Manor Nursing Home in Carthage.

Calling hours are Sunday, March 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with a funeral service to follow at 3:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Judy Sibley, lay minister officiating and burial will be private at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Dewitt.

Beulah was born in Russell on November 7, 1924, the daughter of Samuel and Mable Bowhall Hale.

She attended Knox Memorial High in Russell and married George McCollum on May 31, 1951 in Florida. Mr. McCollum, a retired employee of Oberdorfer Foundry in Dewitt, passed away August 23, 2001.

Bea worked at various businesses including the Sugar Bowl in Canton, Lederle Labs in Pearl River, MK Candles and Key Bank in Syracuse. She enjoyed visits to Turning Stone Casino and liked to travel.

Bea is survived by her two sons Stephen McCollum and his wife Rose of Billings, Montana, Stewart McCollum and his wife Mary Farley of Gouverneur, her grandchildren Stephen, Kyanne, Alexandra, Samantha, Daniel, and James, and several grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother Lyle Hale of Russell, several nieces and nephews. Bea is predeceased by her husband George, her parents, her daughter Sandra McCollum, a granddaughter Kelly McCollum, brothers Samuel “Emerson”, Herbert, Boyd, Wayne, and Charles Hale, sisters Audelia Burnett, Ella Bradley, Christine LaPlante, Ruth Chase, and Lila Westphal.

Memorial donations in Bea’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Lawrence E. “Larry” Friot

CANTON — Funeral service for Lawrence E. Friot, 61, will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the O’Leary Funeral Home, Canton, with Reggie  Curtis, officiating.

Spring burial will be held in the South Russell Cemetery.

Larry passed away on Friday, February 12, at United Helpers Riverledge Nursing Home, Ogdensburg.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 15, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the AMVETS Post 11; 4348 US Hwy 11; DeKalb Jct., NY 13630 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Larry was born, July 21, 1954 in Canton, the son of the late, Eugene and Audrie (Woods) Friot.

He graduated from Knox-Memorial Central School in 1972.

He was married to Darlene Colton.

Larry was a self-employed DJ, operated a bottle redemption center, worked at the Edson Martin beer plant, for French’s Truck and for Dick Matott of Kerr Trucking.

Larry is survived by his wife, Darlene of Canton; by a son, Shawn Friot of Canton and by a granddaughter, Emily Ann Friot of Canton; by a step-son, James “Jimmy” LaRock of Seneca Falls; by step-daughter, Lisette LaRock of Russell; by a brother, Terry Friot and wife Colleen of Russell and by grandchildren, Jasmin, James III and Kilee LaRock and Kody and Kiana Coffey.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.

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Sharon I. Warriner

swarrinerFOWLER- Sharon Ilene Barnes Warriner, age 74, of Fowler, NY passed away on January 29, 2016 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Calling hours for Sharon will be on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur. Her funeral service will be on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Reggie Curtis officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Clare. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Sharon was born on September 10, 1941 in Russell, NY to the late Joseph William Finley and Barbara Ellen Webb. She was later adopted in her youth by Garrett and Jeanette (Dana) Barnes. Sharon graduated from Knox Memorial High School in Russell, NY and then went to St. Lawrence University for two years. She served in the United States Army, where she did two tours in Germany. Sharon served from October 12, 1962 until her honorable discharge on November 22, 1968. She married Clyde Lee Warriner of Williamsburg, Mass on June 1, 1968 in Wurzburg, West Germany.

Sharon worked for Scott Paper in South Hadley, Mass; H&R Block and then Caldor Department Store in Springfield, Mass. She loved fishing, hunting, helping Lee in the woods. Sharon also enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and crocheting. She loved being with her grandchildren and was a member of the Harrisville Grange.

Surviving is her husband, Clyde Lee Warriner of Fowler; a daughter, Cynthia Lynne Porter of Fowler; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Alvin Kelley of Alaska; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth A. and Andrew L. Porter.

Sharon is predeceased by her birth and adoptive parents; a son, Todd Raymond Warriner; a son-in-law, Wesley R. Porter; two brothers, Peter William Chase and Jerry Finley; and a sister, Ellen Curtis.

Donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to the St. Lawrence Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 291, Canton, NY 13617.

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Charles N. Partlow

Charles N. Partlow, 65, of Lake Wales, FL, and formerly of Canton, NY, left this life on Jan. 22, 2015.

Chuck was born on Nov. 21, 1950, to Earl and Barbara (Daunt) Partlow, and immediately established himself as the smartest man in the room. He was later forced to share the limelight with two sisters, Nancy and MB.

He grew up in Degrasse, attending a one-room school house before being bussed to Russell. He graduated from Knox Memorial in 1969. He studied engineering at Clarkson, and graduated there in 1973.

Always ready for an adventure, Chuck moved west. He lived in New Mexico and California, where his son Matthew was born, then the Chicago area for several years, before returning to upstate New York via Syracuse and then Canton in 1982, where he taught Engineering at SUNY-Canton in between playing poker and golf.

In 1997, Chuck decided he’d had enough of icy wind and snowbanks and moved to Lake Wales, FL, and became Utilities Director for the city. There, in 1999, he plighted his troth and married the love of his life, Deborah Downey Catalano, who brought a bonus to the Partlow family: daughter Michelle and son Russ to love.

Chuck is survived by his wife Deborah, and children Matt (Jennifer) Partlow of Boston, MA, Michelle Catalano (Chris Lansdale) of Port Charlotte, FL and Russ (Ashlee Sweeney) Catalano, and granddaughters Jaycee and Joplin of Massena, NY. He will also be deeply missed by mother Barbara J. Hance of DeKalb Jct., NY, and his sisters Nancy (Terry) Skeldon of Degrasse, NY and MB Partlow (Joe Loyall) of Colorado Springs, CO, plus nieces, nephews and cousins.

Chuck got his love of dogs from his father and grandfathers, with whom he also shared a love of hunting. He dabbled in photography and was fond of hats and Hawaiian shirts. He was a big Florida Gators fan, and enjoyed visiting New Orleans (especially the Acme Oyster Bar) as often as possible.

With his dry sense of humor, Chuck was always ready to share a story or to listen to yours. He had the remarkably rare habit of thinking before he spoke, and preferred to speak his truth quietly. He was smart, funny, a true friend and a great husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and cousin. He was loved, and he will never be forgotten.

A memorial service will be held in Lake Wales, FL, in early March, and in Canton, NY, in early June. Details will be made available as they are confirmed.

If you wish to honor Chuck, please consider making a donation to one of the two places that aided Chuck and his family on his final journey. The first is the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa: https://moffitt.org/give-back/donate/. The second is The Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring: https://goodshepherdhospice.chaptershealth.org/GeneralDonation.

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Lochland D. Jeffries

Memorial service for Lochland D. Jeffries, 84, of Russell will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the O’Leary Funeral Home, Canton. Lochland passed away on Wednesday, January 6 while at home under the care of his wife and and Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley.

Lochland is survived by his wife, Cynthia of Russell. A brother, Peter pre deceased him.

Lochland was born February 2, 1931 in Schnectady, NY, the son of the late Morris and Grace (Benton) Chase. He graduated from Knox-Memorial Central School in Russell. Lochland served in the US Airforce and retired after 20 years of service. He later was director of a convalescent home in Idaho, was a NYS Trooper in Malone for a few years and was a corrections officer in Idaho for 20 years, retiring in 1994.

Lochland was member of the Amvets Post 19 in Ogdensburg, VFW Post 1231 in Canton and a member of Russell Fire and Rescue. He initiated a meals on wheels program at the convalescent home he managed, he was a pilot, a scuba diver and enjoyed woodworking.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Russell Fire and Rescue. Memories and condolences may be made online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.

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