Ilda V. Smith, 84, of Ogdensburg, died on May 26, 2015 at River Ledge Health Care. The funeral service will be Saturday, May 30, 3 PM at the funeral home, Reverend Jane Wagner officiating, burial will follow in Cedar Cemetery, Black Lake. She is survived by sons, Claude Smith of Ogdensburg, Leo Smith and fiancé Brittany White of Ogdensburg, Curtis Smith of Hammond, Kevin and his wife Lila Smith of Gouverneur, daughters, Ramona and her husband Raul Lacey-Gonzales of Herrings, New York, Carlene and husband Ernie Prim of Texas, Ilda Elliott and Steve Gaurin of Canton, many grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Levi Smith, a brother, Raymond LaRue and a sister Grace Butterfield. Ilda was born on October 6, 1930 in the Town of Oswegatchie, the daughter of Levi Dennis and Gladys Towns Finley. She married Carl Allen Smith on October 22, 1950 in Hammond, he predeceased her on February 1, 1978. Ilda was a homemaker, who took loving care of her family. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, knitting, doing crafts and crossword puzzles. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Marian T. Kellogg
Marion T. Kellogg, 89, of Ogdensburg, died on May 15, 2015 at St. Regis Nursing Home. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Sunday, May 17, 1 – 3 PM, the funeral mass will be, Monday, May 18, 3 PM at Notre Dame Church, Father Hugh Grace officiating, entombment will follow in Foxwood Memorial Park. She is survived by a son, Stephen J. and his wife Valerie A. Meyer of Massena, daughters, Paula Bleau of Ogdensburg, Sandra and her husband Jerry Gordon of Massena, Bunny and her husband Kevin Mariarty of Massena, Debra Padorano of Massena, a stepson Wayne and his wife Joanne Kellogg of Massena, a sister, Helen Knapp of Ogdensburg, 12 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, several great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Beverly Bolster, a sister Bernadine Weiss, and a step daughter Donna Granger. Marian was born on July 2, 1925 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Stephen and Mary Hardik Herman. She married William Meyer on April 15, 1942 at St. John’s Church in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, he predeceased her on December 19, 1966, she then married Clarence Kellogg on January 13, 1973 at St. Joseph’s Church, Massena, he predeceased her on June 24, 1974. Marian was a waitress at Oscar’s in Ogdensburg, and a voter inspector for District 5, Ogdensburg prior to that she worked at other restaurants in Massena and Ogdensburg. Marian was a communicant of Notre Dame Church, where she volunteered in the office and wherever she was needed. She was an avid crafter. Contributions can be made to Notre Dame Heritage Fund, 125 Ford Avenue, Ogdensburg, New York 13669 or the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 172, Ogdensburg, New York 13669.
Earl P. Dawley
Earl P. Dawley, 86, of Lisbon, died on April 14, 2015 at Spicer Adult Home. Calling hours will be Friday, April 17th, 3 – 7 PM, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery. He is survived by his sons, Stephen and his wife Terry Dawley of Ogdensburg, Danny Dawley of Buffalo, daughters, Darlene and her husband Danny Robinson of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Dawn and her husband Thomas Latimer of Canton, Sue and her husband Wayne Darrah of Morley, a brother, Vernon and his wife Ella Dawley of Lisbon, sisters, Vivian Coons of Lisbon, Mary and her husband Gordan Dickinson of Heuvelton, Phyllis Bice of Tennessee, 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, David Dawley, brothers, Robert Dawley, Kenneth Dawley, William Dawley, sisters, Ellen Martin, Jean Fields, June Kelly, and a grandson Dave Dawley. Earl was born on January 21, 1929 in Lisbon, the son of Leon and Carrie Bulson Dawley. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy. He married Juanita Winters on February 25, 1950 in Heuvelton, Reverend Bowers officiating, she predeceased him on March 6, 1997. Earl owned and operated a farm on the Lisbon-Morley Road until he retired in 1980, he also worked at Reynolds Metals as a pot room worker, as a truck driver for Deluxe Freightways, and as a carpenter after he retired. He was a member of the Nevin Memorial Church, the Lisbon American Legion, and a board member of the Martin Cemetery. He loved picking on his grandchildren, having a good time, playing cards and snowmobiling. Contributions can be made to the Nevin Memorial Church, Pine Grove Chipman Road 31, Lisbon, New York 13658, the Lisbon Rescue Squad 7002 CR 10, Lisbon, New York 13658 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Arthur L. Denesha
Arthur L. Denesha, 95, of Ogdensburg, died on February 23, 2015 at Riverledge Health Care. Burial will be at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by his daughters, Beverly Willix of Theresa, Sandra Knight of Ogdensburg, Nancy Johnson of Ogdensburg, 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Laura Richer, Florence Spring, Doris Howard, Bernice Kio, Clareen Sweeny, Raymond, Robert, Donald, Guy, and Earl Denesha. Arthur was born on December 14, 1919 in Fowler, the son of George and Mattie Streeter Denesha. He married Helen Loucks in 1950, she predeceased him. He retired in 1981 from the New York State Highway Department, Ogdensburg. He loved spending time with his family, gardening, especially growing flowers, going to car races and playing cards. Contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Richard A. LaFlair
Richard A. LaFlair, 79, of Ogdensburg, died on February 13th, 2015 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. There will be no services. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, sons Richard Lee LaFlair of Ogdensburg, Dwayne Allen LaFlair of Ogdensburg and Dana Lewis and his wife Janine LaFlair of Ogdensburg, a daughter, Tami May and her husband Michael Moran of Alpine, Texas, a brother, Raymond LaFlair of Rochester, a sister, Donna Dancause of Star Lake, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kimberly Ann LaFlair. Richard was born on August 28, 1935 in Ogdensburg, the son of Abner and Iva Bresette LaFlair. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy. Richard was in the United States Army from 1956 -1959. He married Katherine Cassidy on January 23, 1956 in Edgeville, South Carolina. Richard was a Sargent in the Ogdensburg Police Department, for over 20 years. He was member of the Flower Hill Hunting Club and AMVETS Post 19. Richard loved hunting, fishing, and picking on people, he was warmly known as Mr. Miserable. Contributions can be made to Operation Smile or St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
Joyce M. O’Brien
Joyce M. O’Brien, 90, of Ogdensburg, died on January 9, 2015 at Riverledge Health Care Facility. Calling hours will be January 14th, 2 – 4 and 7 -9 PM, the funeral service will be January 15th, 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Stone Church, Pastor David Hart, officiating. Burial will follow in Presbyterian Stone Church Cemetery. She is survived by her sons, Carl S. Murphy of Morristown, Kenneth C. and his wife Carla O’Brien of Oak Harbor, Washington, daughters, Christine Youngs of Hammond, Louise O’Brien 0f Ogdensburg, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Eileen Murphy-Zurek who died in February 2013, a grandson, Thomas Anderson, brothers, Stanley W. Mead and John W. Mead, sisters, Luella Florence Card and Carol Schlaile. Joyce was born on August 12, 1924 in Carmel, New York, the daughter of Stanley W. and Maedella Hyatt Mead. She graduated from Carmel Central School and married Clarence O’Brien in 1962, he died October 1974. She was a waitress at the Max Pearlman Diner in Carmel and cleaned homes. Joyce was a member of the Presbyterian Stone Church and the Senior Citizen Club at the church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting, knitting and making quilts. Contributions can be made to the Presbyterian Stone Church, Stone Church.
Hazel L. Giltinan
Hazel L. Giltinan, 90, of Ogdensburg, died on November 28, at her home. A memorial service will be on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM, at the Ogdensburg First United Methodist Church, Pastor Jenni Piatt and Pastor David Piatt co-officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir. She is survived by her sons, Arthur John Giltinan of Texas, Michael Giltinan of Ogdensburg, Clifford Giltinan of Florida, Kathleen L. Giltinan of Massena, Patricia L. and husband Jeffery LaRock of Vermont, a sister Orpha and her husband Irving Rosenbarker of Newark Valley, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Albert Latham and a grandson Jason Weaver. Hazel was born on February 14, 1924 in Elizabeth Town, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Arthur and Lavinia Brister Latham. She graduated from Morristown High School in 1937; in 1974 she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Potsdam. She married Robert Nelson Giltinan on October 14, 1944, the marriage ended in divorce. Hazel was a library clerk at the Ogdensburg Public Library for 27 years until her retirement in 1981. While living in Florida she was a supply clerk at Pan American Airlines. She was a member of the American Association of University Women and a past member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She enjoyed reading and gardening. Contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg First United Methodist Church, 627 Caroline Street, Ogdensburg, New York, 13669.
Imogene D. Crosby
Imogene D. Crosby, 85, of Morristown, died on October 28, 2014 at Riverledge Health Care. There will be no services. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Imogene is survived by her husband, Lynn of 65 years, sons, Lee Alton and his wife Melanie Crosby of Tucson, Arizona, Gary Lynn and his wife Kimberly Crosby of Morristown, daughters, Imogene D. and her husband Ronald Hoerner of Massena, Nadine Avis King of Morristown, Denise L. and her husband Stephen Murray of Norwood, Frances A. Crosby Sprague of Watertown, a brother Delbert H. Morley of Rochester, sisters, Joan Vought of Gouverneur, Cheryl Carrig of Tucson, Arizona, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lynn Morley and Leonard Morley, sisters, Louise Johnson, Virginia Boyd, and Avis Morley. Imogene was born on July 25, 1929 in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Leonard and Ruth Symonds Morley. Imogene married Lynn Crosby on December 7, 1949 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ogdensburg, Reverend George Palmer officiating. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Church of Morristown, Morristown Ladies Auxiliary and a past Boy Scout Leader for 10 years. Contributions can be made to the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department.
Teresa M. Bray
Teresa M. Bray, 61, of Heuvelton, died on October 24, 2014 at her home. The funeral service will be, Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1:00 PM at the funeral home, Father James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Purmort Cemetery. Teresa is survived by her husband Glen D., a daughter Melanie Bray and her companion Bryan Wing of Ogdensburg, brothers, Joseph Gagnon of Morristown, John and his wife Helen Gagnon of Heuvelton, Robert and his wife Shirley Gagnon of Rensselaer Falls, Donald and his wife Emmy Gagnon of Verona, grandchildren, Natasha, Kristin, Ashlyn and Thomas, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her daughter Kristina Sanford, a brother James Gagnon, and a sister Mary Gagnon. Teresa was born on December 2, 1952 in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Clarence and Mary Kelley Gagnon. On July 17, 1993 Teresa married Glen Bray in Morristown. She was a certified nurse’s aide at Canton United Helpers and a volunteer for CPS for 17 years. She shared her love with everyone; she baked cookies, cooked, made great donuts and loved doing crafts and fishing.
Albert A. Latham
Albert A. Latham, 83, of Ogdensburg, died on October 2, 2014 at Upstate Medical Center. Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Monday, October 6, 2014, 1 – 3 PM. The funeral service will follow at 3 PM, Pastor David Piatt officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Albert is survived by his sisters, Hazel Giltinan, Ogdensburg, Orpha and her husband Irving Rosenbarker, Newark Valley, several nephews and nieces. Albert was born on April 13, 1931 in Morristown, the son of Arthur Johnston and Annie Lavinia Brister Latham. He was an assembly line sorter at Seaway Industries, for 24+ years, prior to that he was a farmer on the Latham Farm in Morristown. He was a member of the Morristown United Methodist Church, the First United Methodist Church of Ogdensburg and a participant in Special Olympics in track and field. He loved vacationing with his family, watching television, traveling, fishing, playing bingo and dancing. Contributions can be made to the first United Methodist Church of Ogdensburg, 627 Caroline Street, Ogdensburg, New York, 13669.