Flossie (Whitmarsh) Gray

CANTON — Flossie M. Gray, 81, died peacefully on Sunday, December 5, 2021 with family at her side, under the care of Hospice of the St. Lawrence Valley.

Flossie was born November 14, 1940 in Gouverneur, the daughter of the late David and Marion (Colton) Whitmarsh. She graduated from Knox Memorial and from Canton ATC with an associate’s degree.

On June 21, 1967 Flossie was united by marriage to Richard C. Gray. Mr. Gray predeceased her on August 31, 2020.

Flossie along with Richard owned and operated Gray Lanes in Canton until 2006. In her free time, she and Richard loved spending time at the family camp at Higley, having a campfire or being on the boat.

Flossie is survived by six brothers, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Richard, a brother, Wendell Whitmarsh predeceases her.

Contributions in her memory may be made to a local SPCA or animal shelter.

There will be no services at this time.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com. Arrangements for Flossie M. (Whitmarsh) Gray are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.

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Susan J. Reed

GOUVERNEUR/HERMON – Susan “Sue” J. Reed, age 63, of Gouverneur and formerly of Hermon, passed away on November 17, 2021 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse after a long illness.

Her burial will be held privately in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Clare. Arrangements are with French Funeral Home in Edwards. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Susan was born on February 27, 1958 in Star Lake to the late Clarence E. and Louise (Curtis) Reed. She went to the Hermon-Dekalb Central School and graduated from Knox Memorial School in Russell.

Susan enjoyed traveling, going to drives, and reading. She is survived by her long-time companion, Terry Richards, and his three daughters, Christine, Crystal, and Michelle, her brother, Arthur Reed, sisters, Aneita (Jerry) Hutton and Helen Gray, and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her parents and siblings, Richard Reed, Clarence Michael Reed, and Jacqueline McCauley.

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Leo W Laddison

Hermon- Leo W. Laddison, Jr., 81, of Pyrites-Russell Road, died early morning September 10, 2021 at his home while under the comfort of his loving family and Hospice and Palliative Care.

A memorial gathering will be held Privately for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Leo was born on December 3, 1939, at home in the Town of Canton a son of the late Leo, Sr. and Thelma D. (Brabaw) Laddison. He graduated from Knox High School in Russell on 1958.

On June 30, 1962 he married Janet Marie Gilson. The couple were married 59 years. Leo began working at Kraft Foods, Canton while attending high school. He owned a gas station for a short-time; belonged to the Laborers Union Local 322, and worked on several projects including: Canton College, St. Lawrence Seaway (repairs), high rises in Ogdensburg, sewer plant in Watertown, cross country pipeline for natural gas. He later worked and ran the Dexter Hydro power plant in Pyrites for 25+ years; worked underground in the mines in Edwards; ran the landfill for the Town of Canton for a year and a half; and owned and operated his own trash removal service for many years. Leo was also a lifetime hobby farmer and was a beekeeper for over 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, Janet of Hermon; three sons, Gregory (Amy) Laddison of Canton, Kevin (Kate) Laddison of St. Albans, VT and Joseph (Meredith) Laddison of Manassas, VA; three daughters, Sarah (Morgan) Farr of Hermon, Dawn Butler of Potsdam and Peggy Laddison of VA; sixteen grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Katherine Anne; and infant grandson, Gregory and two sisters, Dorothy Dean and Helen Durham.

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

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Romona “Penny” (Holmes) Laughinghouse

Romona Laughinghouse of Tunkhannock, Pa. formerly of Rome, NY died at home on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was born in Canton, NY on September 6, 1944.

She was a 1962 graduate of Knox Memorial Central School, NY. On May 10, 1963 she was united in marriage to Roy Laughinghouse. He passed away on October 28, 1992.

Prior to her retirement she worked for numerous employers retiring from Staff Management at the Proctor and Gamble Plant.

She loved fishing and camping. She enjoyed gardening and outdoor projects. Penny also loved cats and dogs and always had at least one in her household.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Laughinghouse.  Surviving are sons and daughter-in -laws, James and Ann Laughinghouse, Tunkhannock, Roy Laughinghouse, Whitesboro, NY, Debra Laughinghouse, Rome, NY, brother, Tex Holmes, Canton, NY, Terry Holmes, Canton, NY, sisters Catherine Goldie, Lisbon, NY,, Colleen Murdock, Canton, NY,  grandchildren Austin, Jenna, and Taylor Laughinghouse.

At Ramona’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral services.  Arrangements in trusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., Tunkhannock.

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Ruth (Basford) Fishbeck

Ruth I. Fishbeck, 69, of Plimpton road, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday November 24, 2015 at the DePeyster United Methodist Church at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Thomas Nichols and Margaret Hance officiating.

Ruth was born on September 2, 1945, daughter of the late Milford and Lena (Thompson) Basford. She graduated from the Knox Memorial Central School. Ruth married Dean Fishbeck on January 30, 1965. They owned a farm for many years in DePeyster prior to Ruth going to work for Mitel and later for the Gouverneur Correctional Facility. She retired as a keyboard specialist in 2008. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Ruth enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting, reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Dean Fishbeck; two daughters, Vicki Fishbeck of Heuvelton and Joann & Tim Wren of Buffalo; a son Timothy & Kathy Fishbeck of Pomaria, South Carolina; grandchildren Dillon, Searra, Angel, Sarah and Bobby, great grandchildren Cynthia, Sophia and Izzabella; two sisters Ann & Jerry Howes of Heuvelton and Barbara Bartholomew of Massena; three brothers Daniel & Pat Basford of Heuvelton, Everett & Denise Basford of South Colton and Raymond & Sue Basford of Hammond, along with many nieces and nephews.

Donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to the DePeyster United Methodist Church or Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences may also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

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Peter Chase

1995 – Peter William Chase, 59, died Saturday at home in Fort Wayne.

Born in Star Lake, NY, August 22, 1943, he was a son of Morris and Grace Benton Chase. He was a Truck Driver with Evans Equipment Company and was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness – Edgewood.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Chase of Fort Wayne; three sons, Scott W. and wife, Margie of Peru, IN, Michael E. and wife, Tammy and Joshua A. both of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Dawn M. Lahrman and husband, Jeffrey and Balinda E. Hooker and husband, David, all of Fort Wayne: father Morris E. Chase of New York: sisters, Judy Kelly of Alaska, Sharon Warrner of Massachusetts and Ellen Curtis of New York: brothers, Jerry Finley and Lockie Jeffrie both of New York, five grandchildfren, Max Chase, Lindsey Hooker, Codey Chase, Cheyenne Chase and Samantha Budd.

He was prceeded in death by his mother, Grace Chase and grandson Kyle Chase.

Services 1 p.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd. Calling 2 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens.

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Linda (Ray) Guyette

Linda M Guyette, 50, Dies From Leukemia 7/1/1995

Linda M Guyette, 50, Russell, died Wednesday evening in her home. Mrs. Guyette had been ill with leukemia.

The funeral will be at 10 am Saturday at O’Leary Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev John Trusdale, pastor at Edwards United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the North Russell Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 pm Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Hospice of St Lawrence Valley, the Russell Volunteer Fire Department or to the North Russell Cemetery Association.

Surviving are three daughters, Robin Guyette and Mrs. Richard (Bonnie) Miller, both of Russell, and Mrs. Gregory (Michelle) Blackmer, Pyrites; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Harriette) Kenny, Landers, Wyoming, and Mrs. Lewis (Charlotte) O’Shea, Russell, two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Born October 29, 1944, in Canton, daughter of Gilbert and Helena Reed Ray, she graduated from Knox Memorial Central School in 1962. While in high school, she participated in the marching band and sports activities.

She married Alton Guyette October 30, 1962, in Russell United Methodist Church with the Rev Carl Jacobs, then pastor, officiating.

The couple resided in Georgia for a short time before moving to Connecticut. After three years there, the returned to New York in 1969. The marriage ended in divorce.

Mrs. Guyette was a member of the Russell Volunteer Fire Department and participated in Russell community activities.

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Dean “Poppy” Hinderliter

Dean E. “Poppy” Hinderliter, 77, of Navarre, FL passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was a resident of Broadalbin for many years and relocated to Navarre, FL in July 2020.

Dean was born in Clarion, PA on February 15, 1944 to Rev. Fred and Evelyn Hinderliter and was a proud veteran of the US Air Force. After being discharged from the Air Force, he worked in the construction Industry for many years.

Deans’ favorite things to do were finding something to build with a scrap piece of lumber and spending time with his four grandchildren, Gage, Matthew, Kyle and Kelsey. In his early years he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed telling stories of his days as a kid bouncing with his childhood and lifelong friend, Sonny Loop in Russell, NY.

Dean is survived by his wife, Alice of fifty-three years and three sons, Dean Hinderliter of Syracuse, NY, Dale and Jeannine Hinderliter and their two children, Matthew and Kelsey of Broadalbin, NY, and Darrin and Angela Hinderliter and their two children, Gage and Kyle of Navarre, FL; three brothers, Larry, Fred and Jim; and three sisters, Terri, Sharon and Wanda.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 & Black Street), Johnstown followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Linda Martin, officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made in his honor to the Gary Sinise foundation to support our veterans and first responders at https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate/

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John “Jack” Moulton

John “Jack” C. Moulton, 76, of Milford, died on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

He was born on June 27, 1944 in Huntington, NY, the son of Bernard J. and Harriet (Fountain) Moulton. He married Mary Lou Fox on December 19, 1965.

A 1962 graduate of Knox Memorial Central School in Russell, NY, Jack continued his education at Clarkson College of Technology, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1966 and later attended Penn State University, receiving his MS in Chemical Engineering in 1971. He concluded his studies at the University of NY at Binghamton, Thomas J Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, earning his PhD in Systems Science in 2000.

Over his lifetime, Jack held many work positions in various locations including; St. Lawrence County, Director of Data Processing; Clarkson College, Director of Data Processing; Bristol Laboratories; Hartwick College, 1978 – 2006 as Director of Data Processing and Prof. of Computer and Information Science; and Lockheed Martin, Contractor with DCR and Leidos 2006-2017. After retirement from Hartwick College, Jack worked directly for Lockheed Martin and later as a contractor for Lockheed Martin and then Leidos. When asked the Medicare question: “When did you retire?” he responded with “Which time? I have retired three times, at least.”

Jack had many interests and enjoyed them all. He was first and foremost a family man. He loved spending time with and sharing his knowledge with everyone, including his nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Over the years his varied interests included chess, racquetball, painting, woodworking, and many others.

He greatly enjoyed his hunting, fishing, and camping. In support of his hunting, he truly enjoyed and became expert at, reloading his own ammunition. This is an interest he shared with his brother-in-law, nephews, and friends. He belonged to the Crumhorn Mountain Gun Club and taught all three of his grandchildren to safely handle and shoot both guns and crossbows.

His interest in computers started back at Clarkson when, as a student, he took the very first computer course Clarkson offered. This first introduction led him to return to Clarkson as director of the Computer Center and eventually to Binghamton University where he earned his PhD with a thesis in Artificial Neural Networks. In this area of expertise, he was far ahead of his time.

After visiting Michelle and Eric in Turkey, he returned with a love of Oriental carpets. Typical of Jack, he studied handmade carpets, collected carpets, and learned to care for the carpets including cleaning and repairing. There came a day when he declared that he had too much money invested and therefore he started selling carpets in order to support his habit.

Jack is survived by his wife Mary Lou Fox Moulton of Milford, NY; his children, Jeanne Moulton Turner and her husband David W. Turner of Discovery Bay, CA, and Michelle Moulton Vanhove and her husband Eric Vanhove of Alexandria, VA; his grandchildren, Cameron Turner and Amanda Mathews of Shady Cove, OR, Jay Turner of Shady Cove, OR, and Helen Vanhove of Alexandria, VA; several nieces & nephews, Sharon Peabody and David Peabody of Clare, NY, Sheldon Hall and Fran Hall of Clare, NY, and Satu Hall of Monticello, KY; sisters- & brothers-in-law, Kay Doll and Glen Doll of Gurnee, IL, Sue Ziemba and David Ziemba of Jamesville, NY, Charles (Beaver) Fox of Russell, NY, and Robert Fox and Deb Fox of Denver, NC.

He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Loretta Moulton Hall Sharpstene; and a nephew, Steve Hall.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta, NY, from 2 to 4 pm. Mask wearing is required to be in the building and please be courteous to others as you wait to enter.

A graveside committal service will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Degrasse, NY, at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory are asked to be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), 330 Brookline Ave, Boston MA 02215 (the memo line should read: “Dr. David Avigan, Research Fund”) or, the Milford Emergency Squad, PO Box 359, Milford NY 13807.

To leave an online condolence for the family please visit, www.bookhoutfh.com.

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Christine (Perry) Gibbons

DEPEYSTER – Christine Gibbons, age 73, of Depeyster, NY, passed away on November 29, 2017 at her home under the care of Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Arrangements are being handled by French Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Christine was born on May 31, 1944 in Gouverneur to the late Charles and Marguerite (Sayers) Perry. She graduated from the Knox Memorial High School in 1962 and married Cephas W. Gibbons on June 15, 1962 in Rochester.

Mrs. Gibbons worked in various factory and plant jobs, generally as an assembly line worker. She was also a self employed Home Health Care Aid for many years.

Christine and Cephas lived in Rochester for a couple of years before moving to Heuvelton and then to Depeyster around 1966. Christine enjoyed playing Bingo and visiting the casinos with her friends and family in her free time. Cephas passed away on February 19, 2014.

Her survivors include three daughters, Julie and Craig Cullen of Florida, Teresa Gibbons of Norfolk, Roberta and Steve Jenne of Norfolk; a son, Scott and Susan Gibbons of Canton; and five grandchildren, Christy Morley, Garrett Cullen, Kayla Cullen, Cody Jenne and Ethan Gibbons. She is also survived by her sister, Susan Pitts of Florida; and two brothers, Sam Howard of Pulaski and John Perry of Ogdensburg.

She is predeceased by her parents; a son, Chad W. Gibbons; husband, Cephas; and two brothers, Joseph Perry and Charles Perry, Jr.

Donations in memory of Christine may be made to the Heuvelton Fire and First Responders, 95 State Street, Heuvelton NY 13654. Condolences may be made online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com

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Herbert “Herbie” Enslow

RuSSELL — Herbert L. “Herbie” Enslow, 80, died peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020, he was in the comfort of his home, with his wife Carole by his side.

Herbie was born March 31, 1939 in Russell, a son of the late Howard and Dorothy (Basford) Enslow. He attended Knox-Memorial Central until the 8th grade but later earned his G.E.D.

Herbie was a custodian at Knox-Memorial Central from 1977 until 1989 when the Edwards and Russell School Districts Consolidated, at which time he worked for Edwards-Knox until his retirement in 2001. On June 1, 1968, Herbie was united in marriage to Carole Hewlett. Prior to his time as a custodian, Herbie worked for Wayne’s Feed Store in Canton during the 1960’s and 70’s.

Herbie was affectionately known as “The Candy Man” to many in the area as he always had a confection to share. His other main hobby was playing cards, and he wasn’t scared to cheat to win, although, he wasn’t a good cheater and was usually caught. He also enjoyed taking walks, picnicking, eating ice cream, antique car shows, watching “wrassling’ “, and travelling to North Carolina to see their daughter, Deborah.

Herbie is survived by his loving wife Carole, his daughter, Deborah Shorette and her companion, Jeffrey Davis of Waynesville, NC; grandchildren, Mathew (Samantha) Shorette of Penderlea, NC; Joshua Shorette of Burgaw, NC; Krista (Cody) Stevenson of Waynesville, NC; great-grandsons, Mathew and Allan Shorette of Penderlea, NC. Also surviving are siblings, Erwin (Rosalie) Enslow of Interlacken, NY; Gary (Tracy) Enslow of Virginia Beach; Shirley (Leon) White of S. Russell; Lorna (Gary) Stevenson of Russell; Patricia (Richard) Dings of Ogdensburg; Gloria (Ronald) Jennings of Canton and Diana (Steve) Cook of Hermon; brother-in-law, John Holly of Edwards and sister-in-law, Avalon Enslow of Ohio; as well as his beloved dog, Oreo and many nieces and nephews.

Herbie is predeceased by a brother, Theodore Enslow, a sister, Diane Holly and a nephew, Mike Holly.

In accordance with current guidelines and restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later time to be announced.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made directly to O’Leary Funeral Service, 5821 US Highway 11; Canton, New York 13617 to assist with Herbie’s arrangements.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com. Arrangements for Herbert L. “Herbie” Enslow are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.

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Sarah (Hale) Jones

RUSSELL — Sarah I. Jones, age 63, of Russell, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Sarah was born on March 14, 1956, in Canton, to the late Samuel Emerson and Elizabeth (Basford) Hale.

She graduated from Knox Memorial Central School in 1974.

Sarah married Donald G. Jones on April 6, 1974, at the Edwards Assembly of God Church.

Sarah was a secretary for the Rehabilitation Center at the E.J. Noble Building in Canton for many years.

She had also previously worked at the St. Lawrence Book Store.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, going to the casino, bowling and playing softball.

Surviving is her husband, Donald; a daughter, Susan and Sean Lennon of Hermon; three brothers, Loren Hale, Alden Hale both of Russell and Fred Hale of Florida; a sister, Mary Hewlett of Russell and four grandchildren, Cade, Jack, Halee and Ryan Lennon.

She was predeceased by a son, William Gene Jones, who died shortly after birth; a brother, Donald Hale and a sister, Marie Hale.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Edwards.

Her funeral service will be on Thursday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Clare.

Condolences may be shared at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

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Ronald Tebo

CLARE — Ronald J. Tebo, age 71, passed away on September 12, 2020 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg.

Ronald was born on May 28, 1949 in Potsdam, the son of the late Raymond and Irene (Palmer) Tebo. He graduated from the Knox Memorial High School, Russell, in 1967.

Mr. Tebo served in the U.S. Army from 1967 until his honorable discharge in 1970. He received the Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Bronze Star.

After the closing of the Newton Falls Paper Mill, with thirty years as a tow motor operator, he furthered his education in the Individual Trades at SUNY Canton. Mr. Tebo has lived in the Russell area for most of his life. A marriage to Nancy Hennigan ended in divorce.

Ronald enjoyed old cars and working on them. His other hobbies included hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He was a member of the Canton VFW and a former member of the Potsdam AMVETS and the Potsdam American Legion.

His survivors include his two daughters, Deborah (Donald) Fountain of Russell, Leslie Tebo (companion, Bryan Cheapé) of Buffalo; his son, Timothy Tebo (companion, Susan Smith) of Potsdam; two brothers, James (Cherie) Tebo of Edwards, Bruce Tebo of Raymondville; and three sisters, Joanne Tebo of Rochester, Susan Tebo of Raymondville, and Tammy Tebo of Potsdam. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Janna and Mason Fountain, Jackson Cheapé, and Dillon and Brody Smith, and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by a sister, Sharon Carlin.

Following Ronald’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours or service. Private burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Clare.

Donations in his memory may go to the D.S.R.C. Fire and Rescue Squad.

Arrangements are being handled by French Funeral Home, Edwards. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

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