Evelyn P. Childs
Evelyn P. Childs, 89, of Ogdensburg, died on November 21, 2013, at the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. A graveside service will be, Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:00 PM at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir Rd., Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating. Evelyn is survived by her son, Harlan and his wife Deborah Childs of Eufaula, AL, a daughter, Bethany Felt of Heuvelton, a brother in law, Avery J. B. Childs of Florida, grand children Timothyand wife Leslie Felt of Ogdensburg, Kevin and his wife Amanda Felt of Canton, Sherri and husband Jason LaValley of Chazy, Morrie and husband Michael Lynn, Clayton, AL, 5 great grandchildren, a special niece Dorothy and her husband Jeffrey Swift of Morristown, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Ivan and George Fulford. She was born on January 26, 1924 in Morristown, the daughter of David W. and Prudence D. Dunbar Fulford. She married Maurice G. Childs on Mary 24, 1941 at the Galilee United Methodist Church; he died December 17, 2009. Evelyn was a factory worker at ACCO in Ogdensburg from 1957 until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of Maple City Swingers, and Modern Square Dancing. Evelyn loved doing crafts, going camping and had a large nut cracker collection. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Morristown Volunteer Fire Dept. or Meals on Wheels.
Betty M. Smithers
Betty M. Smithers, 88, of Ogdensburg, died on November 13, 2013, at her home. Calling hours will be Saturday, November 16, 2013, 11 am – 1 PM; a funeral service will follow at 1 PM, all at the funeral home, Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir Road. Betty is survived by her son, Leif and wife Nancy Smithers, Rensselaer Falls, daughters, Anita Crowe, Ogdensburg, Nola and husband David Brown, Chula Vista, CA, brothers, Ellis Fishbeck, FL, Dean and wife Ruth Fishbeck, DePeyster, 9 grand children, 2 step grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Vance Smithers, (Jan. 9, 2011), brothers, Howard and Larry Fishbeck, sisters, Mildred Mayhew and Ella Breaky. Betty was born on May 17, 1925 in the Town of DePeyster, the daughter of Ralph and Ruth Washburn Fishbeck. She graduated from Heuvelton Central School in 1942 as the Salutatorian. She married Harold Smithers on January 19, 1947, at her parent’s home with Rev. Allen Bowering officiating; he died June 12, 1994. She worked as a herdsman, milked cows and on the machinery in fields on the farm she and her husband owned on Spiles Bridge Road. She also worked at Cleveland Container and the Saranac Lake Inn in housekeeping. She was a member of the Galilee Methodist Church and the DePeyster United Methodist Church. Betty loved spending time with her family, bird watching, planting flowers, cooking, and reading the newspaper. Contributions can be made to the Galilee Methodist Church, the DePeyster United Methodist Church or a local rescue squad.
Lloyd Benson Compo, 83, of Lisbon, died on November 1, 2013, at his daughter’s home. A funeral mass will be on November 7, 2013, 2:00 PM at Notre Dame Church, calling hours will be 3- 6 PM at the funeral home, November 6. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Born, August 28th, 1930, son of Napoleon and Christine Billings Compo. He attended Ogdensburg Schools, and then joined the Marine Corps, October 12, 1948. He served four years, when he returned, he worked at Diamond National Plant until it closed, and then he worked for United Helpers Nursing Home for 10 years until he retired.He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Barbara and Thomas Sherry, two grandsons, Thomas Benson (Kathy) Sherry, Vacaville, CA, Richard Bennett Sherry, Eureka, CA, two great grandchildren, Sierra and Rouke Sherry of Vacaville, CA, his companion of 23 years, Beverly Green ( she passed on 11/3/2013), her children, Jim and Lori Green, Barb and Dick Durkin, Melody and Chris Hess, Lynn and Don Lucas, Patti Mountzouris, their children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 28 years Rosalie Rivers Compo in 1978 and his sister Lottie Merria in 2004.He enjoyed gardening, fishing, card games and golf. He and Beverly traveled in their retirement.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or the Marine Toys for Tots in his name.
Beverly J. Green
Beverly J. Green, 82, of Lisbon, died on November 3, 2013, at River Ledge United Helpers. A funeral mass will be on November 8, 2013 at 9 am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ogdensburg, Father Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. Beverly is survived by her children Barbara and Dick Durkin, Hannawa Falls, Lynn and Donald Lucas, Massena, Melody and Christopher Hess, Bristow,VA, James and Lori Green, Ogdensburg, Patricia and Peter Mountzouris, Marlborough, MA, sisters, Norma and Keith Stiles, Joan and Grady Howard, Barbara Aumell and Therese Legendre, 13 grand children, 13 great grandchildren, her companion’s daughter and son in law, Barbara and Tom Sherry, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a infant daughter Beverly J. Green in 1951, her companion of 23 years Lloyd ”Ben” Compo, on Nov. 1, 2013and her siblings Lois Heagle, Leon Aumell, Donald Aumell and Linda Kutka. She was born on November 9, 1930, the daughter of Lawrence and Geneva Denny Aumell. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1948. She married James L. Green on February 24, 1949, he died September 30, 1987. She worked as a pharmacy technician at Claxton Hepburn for 31 years and prior to that she was the “House Mother” for 10 years at the A. Barton Hepburn School of Nursing. She loved spending time with her family, knitting, quilting, fishing on the St. Lawrence River, bird watching, putting puzzles together, sewing, and spending winters in Myrtle Beach. Contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Mrs. Shirley A. Neail, 86, of Massena, New York, widow of Kenneth S. Neail, Sr., passed away, Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Regis Nursing Home.
Mrs. Neail was born in Ogdensburg, NY, on July 25, 1927, daughter of Victor and Mae Lillian Buch, on December 18, 1948, she was married to Kenneth S. Neail at the First Congregational Church, Ogdensburg with the ceremony being performed by Rev. Roland N. Wendell, and Mr. Neail passed away on March 29, 1994.
Mrs. Neail lived in the Ogdensburg and Massena area.
Mrs. Neail worked at the Cleveland Container in Ogdensburg and at the Hepburn Hospital in the laundry for several years. She also worked at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home.
Mrs. Neail was a member of the First Congregational Church of Ogdensburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially loved cats. She also enjoyed shopping and playing rummy “500”. Many will remember conversations with her about her love for cats.
Mrs. Neail is survived by four daughters: Mrs. John (Susan) Miller of Brier Hill, NY, Mrs. Randolph (Betty) Hines of Massena, NY, Mrs. Kim Perry of Crosby, TX and Ms. Sharon Martin of Massena, NY; two sons: Kenneth Neail, Jr. of Monroe, NC and Gregory Neail of Massena, NY; one brother: Robert (Dragana) Buch of Anchorage, Alaska; 9 grandchildren and several great- grand children. An infant daughter Mary Ann predeceased her in 1950. Also, her beloved cat “Smokey” predeceased her in 2009.
The family would like to extend sincere thank yous to all of those who did so much to help and care for her. While we are saddened by our loss, we are very grateful for having had the pleasure of knowing and loving this wonderful woman. She will be deeply missed by all. Her spirit endures in the hearts and minds of her family and friends.
Calling hours will be, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 2-4 and 7-9 and the funeral service will be Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:00 am, all at the Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, NY. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Town of Oswegatchie.
Memorial contributions can be made to an SPCA or to the charity of one’s choice.
John F. Gilmour
John F. Gilmour, 86, of Ogdensburg, died on October 25, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Calling hours will be on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be on, Monday, October 28, 11:00 am, at the Presbyterian Stone Church, Morristown, Pastor David Hart officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Church Cemetery, Morristown, with military honors. John is survived by his wife, Emma Ruth, sons, David and his wife Jane Gilmour, of Ogdensburg,Robert and his wife Kathy Gilmour of Ogdensburg and John Gilmour of Ogdensburg, daughters, April and husband Peter Bruyere, of Ogdensburg, Sue Ann and husband Mike Stoner, of Heuvelton , a sister, Vivian and husband Bill Culligan, Idaho, 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, a niece and nephew. He was predeceased by a son, Milford Gilmour, a grandson Jameson Gilmour and a daughter in law, Brenda Henderson Gilmour. John was born on August 26, 1927, the son of Warren and Doris Truax Gilmour, in Ogdensburg. He graduated from Morristown Central School in 1945 and then entered the U.S. Navy, where he earned the American Theatre and Victory Medals. He married Emma Ruth Kirby on April 8, 1948, at the Presbyterian Stone Church. John owned and operated Gilmour’s Garage which he and his Dad began; he drove school bus for Morristown Central School first driving an old woody and then a regular school bus. During his life John also farmed, delivered ice and feed, worked on construction, was a welder on the St. Lawrence Seaway, owned and operated Gilmour Spray Foam Insulation. John refurbished his garage into apartments. He and Emma Ruth retired to their St. Lawrence River home (Camp Itty Bitty). John was a member of the Presbyterian Stone Church, and an inductee in the Morristown Central School Hall of Fame. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, telling jokes, tinkering, living on the river, doing carpentry, building and racing go karts at the horse track (as a teenager) . He was a machinist and made parts, many times he would give these parts and do the repairs on people’s cars for free. On their anniversary John and Emma Ruth always left and spent time alone going to destinations unknown. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Presbyterian Stone Church, (tree planting fund), Stone Church Road, Ogdensburg, New York 13669 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Carol J. Hunt
Carol J. Hunt, 71, of Brier Hill, died on October 14, 2013, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. A memorial mass will be on, Friday, October 18, 2013, 9:30 am; at St. John’s Church, Morristown, with Father J. Seymour officiating. Burial will follow in the Black Lake Cemetery, Black Lake. There will be a gathering at Lang Brook Meadows, 95 Hamel Rd., Brier Hill, following the burial. Carol is survived by her daughters, Leslie A. and husband Kevin C. Hockey, Brier Hill, Lori L. and her husband Shawn Mix, Henrietta, , grandchildren, Jessica Hockey, Allison Hockey, Colin Mix, Owen Mix, a brother, Richard and Marsha Sweet, Alamo, Texas, her Aunt Barbara Ward, Harrisville. She was predeceased by her son Thomas Hunt. Carol was born on June 24, 1942, the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy Cole Sweet, in Harrisville at home. She graduated from Harrisville Central School in 1960 and then graduated from the Watertown School of Commerce in 1962 with a degree in business administration. She married James Hunt on April 28, 1962 at the United Methodist Church in Harrisville; he died on January 22, 2000. Carol was a business administrator at the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital, worked at Perretta Packing, and P&C. She and her husband James owned and operated Jim’s Long Branch, in Brier Hill till 1986. Carol was a member and former chief of the Brier Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a parishioner of St. John’s Church, Morristown and prior to that Our Lady of Grace in Brier Hill, and she was a parent reader in the Parents as Reading Partners program at Morristown Central School. Carol loved spending time with her grandchildren, playing cards with her dinner pals, reading, traveling, spending time on the St. Lawrence River, fishing, boating, admiring the sunsets, watching and listening to the loons. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Morristown Public Library, 200 Main St., Morristown, New York 13664.
Harriet G. Hyde
Harriet G. Hyde, 91, of Lisbon, died on September 16, 2013, at St. Regis Nursing Home. Calling hours will be on, Friday, September 20, 2013, 5:30 – 8:30 PM; with a prayer service at 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be on Saturday, September 21, 10:00 am, at the funeral home with Father Kevin O’Brien officiating. Burial will be in White Church Cemetery, Lisbon. Harriet is survived by her son Randall J. “Randy” Sabourin, Lisbon, daughter in law Susan Sabourin, Lisbon, a sister, Wavabell Randall, Brasher, grandchildren, Marissa Sabourin, Megan Bjork, Tessia Sabourin, Jennifer McAvoy, great grandchild, Zach Bjork, Kayden Pray, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lyle, Norman, and Everett, sisters, Evelyn Bray and Lorette Burdick. Harriet was born on August 31, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Maude Jock Moody, in North Lawrence. She married Bernard F. Hyde on September 4,1940, he died on April 1, 1996. She was a homemaker and farmer for 50+ years on the Taggart Road. She was a member of St. Phillips and James Church in Lisbon and loved to read, do puzzles, play cards (solitaire), make quilts and sew. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Phillips and James Church, 8 Church St., Lisbon, NY 13658.
Stanley T. Johnson, age 97 of Petoskey, Michigan passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs, Michigan. He was born December 12, 1915 in St. Lawrence Co., New York , the son of Robert and Maude (Thayer) Johnson. On April 19, 1942 Stanley married Mildred “Mae” Langley in Ogdensburg , NY where they made their home.
Stanley retired from Diamond National Paper Mill in 1976 and had also owned and operated Johnson Upholstery for 15 years. Prior to working at the paper mill, Stanley had farmed with his father since high school. He also worked at the Ogdensburg Journal. Mildred preceded him in death in 1994 and he moved to Petoskey in 1996 where he has been since. He enjoyed quilting, cooking, visiting with his large family and was active with the Salvation Army.
Survivors include his eight children, William (Patti) of Key Port, NJ, John (Dorothy) of Indian River, MI, George (companion Linda White), Ogdensburg, Donald (Anne) of Ogdensurg, NY, Kevin (Laura) of Watkinsville, GA, Mary (Tom Rhinford) Beckelhimer of Central Square, NY, Shirley (Gary Cardinal) LaPlante of Ogdensburg, NY and Karen (Kevin) Madill of Heuvelton, NY, one brother, Walter (Gerri) Johnson of Ogdensburg, NY, 23 grandchildren and step grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Besides his wife Mae, Stanley was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Bouchard, his son, Carl Johnson and his two sisters, Mildred Gorrow and Shirley Johnson.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:30 am at the Allen-Nichols Funeral Home followed by an inurnment service at 1:00 pm at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Stanley ’s name may be directed to your local Salvation Army or Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility, 750 E. Main St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740.
Ronald C. Dashnaw
Ronald C. Dashnaw, 57, of Ogdensburg, died on August 13, 2013. Ronald is survived by his wife, Lori Thompson, his mother, Joan Dashnaw, Ogdensburg, a son, Erik Dashnaw, Ohio, stepsons, Eric and his wife Bobbi Jo Thompson, Heuvelton, Jeffrey Thompson, Ogdensburg, a grandson, Daelin Dashnaw, step grandchildren, Emilie O’Donnell, Kylie O’Donnell, Colton Thompson, sisters, Linda and husband Carl Cougler, Heuvelton, Diana McCormick, Ogdensburg, Darlene Dashnaw, Ogdensburg, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Charles Dashnaw, and a sister, Anne Marie Dashnaw. He was born in Ogdensburg, on December 11, 1955; he graduated from Morristown Central School in 1973. He was a repairman for North Country Mechanical. He loved his dogs (Schultz and Duuaally), going to camp, carpentry work, and making furniture. Contributions can be made to the SPCA.