Robert L. Griswold
Robert L. Griswold, 91, of Ogdensburg, died on April 23, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home. There will be no services. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Barton), sons, Robert G. and his wife Avril Griswold of Norwood, James D. Griswold and his companion Marcia Britton, of Rensselear Falls and Laramie, a daughter Rhonda J. Griswold of Leland, North Carolina, step daughter, Suzanne J. and her husband Alan Todd of Ogdensburg, stepson Charles A. Jenner, grandchildren, Nichole Costa of Colorado, Eric and his wife Lorry Griswold of Fort Collins, Colorado, great grandchildren, Thomas Griswold and Eric Griswold Jr., one niece and one nephew. He was predeceased by a brother Dean Griswold. Robert was born in Corning, New York, on June 8, 1922, the son Percy and Naomi Lilly Griswold. He was in the Army during WWII and was stationed in the South Pacific. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Oswego State and a Masters Degree from St. Lawrence University. He married Ruth Barton Jenner in 1957 in Ogdensburg. Robert was an industrial arts teacher for the Ogdensburg City School District from 1947 – 1977, until his retirement. He enjoyed wood working (making custom furniture), fishing, hunting and traveling. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Harriette M. Paro
Harriette M. Paro, 95, of Ogdensburg, died on April 12, 2014, at the Riverledge Health Care Facility. Calling hours will be Monday, April 21, 2014, 2 -4 and 7 -9 PM, at 7:30 PM there will be an Oddfellow’s and Rebekah’s service. The funeral service will be April 22, 2014,10:30 am at the funeral home, Pastor David Hart officiating, burial will follow in South Edwards Cemetery. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth and his wife Evelyn McWilliams of Ogdensburg, Carlton and his wife Ann McWilliams of The Villages, Florida, daughters, Marie and her husband Edward Sovie of Ogdensburg, Donelda and her husband Wayne Drosky of Buergen, New York, Dixie and her husband Duane Adams of Ogdensburg, 24 grand children, several great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Melvin Bray, Henry Bray and Worden Bray, sisters, Ella Nichols and Rose Cooper. Harriette was born in Edwards, on October 29, 1918, the daughter of Melvin and Hattie Coloney Lake. She married Russell H. McWilliams on November 16, 1934, he died on July 23, 1971, she then married Albert Paro in 1974, he died in 1987. She was a clothing room clerk at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. Harriette was a member of the First Congregational Church in Ogdensburg, the Order of Eastern Star in Heuvelton, a lifetime member of the Maple City Chapter #71 Order of Eastern Star, Senior Citizens in Ogdensburg, Seaway Lodge #41 IOOF, and Rebekah Lodge #129 IOOF. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, traveling and working bingo at The Oddfellows Lodge. Contributions can be made to Seaway Lodge #41 IOOF , 1111 Linden Street, Ogdensburg, New York, 13669 or Rebekah Lodge #129 IOOF, c/o Joyce Mallette, 424 Bigelow Street, Ogdensburg, New York, 13669.
Jean E. Strader, of Ogdensburg, passed away Monday at United Helpers. She was born in Cardinal, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Harold and Effie (Fader) Cameron, and lived in Ogdensburg most of her adult life.
She was employed at Diamond International for over twenty years, and then worked at Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority for many years until her retirement.
Jean was a caring and loving mother and grandmother and was known for her sense of humor and sweet personality.
She was predeceased by her husband of fifty years, Russell H. Strader; her brother Harold Cameron; and her sisters Edna Fournier and Willa Little.
Jean is survived by her son, Paul (Shelley) Strader of Cicero; grandchildren Sean, Ryan and Connor Strader; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at United Helpers for their outstanding care and compassion and her friend Holly Myers and niece Sharon Hutchcroft for all their help and support.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, Father Michael O’Donnell officiating. Entombment to follow services at Foxwood Mausoleum.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Sheryl L. Hall
Sheryl L. Hall, 54, of Ogdensburg, died on April 4, 2014, at her home. There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:00 PM, at the funeral home, Reverend David Bowman officiating. She is survived by her sister, Patricia (Patti) and her husband John Albright of Newport, North Carolina, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Lois Ann Porteous and Helen Marie Verdier. Sheryl was born in Ogdensburg, on January 7, 1960, the daughter of Roy Lester and Velmo Ricker Hall. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and then earned her bachelor in education degree from Potsdam State University. She was a substitute teacher at Ogdensburg Free Academy. Sheryl was a member of the Assembly of God in Massena; she taught Sunday school and was the organist. She loved teaching, her students, being on Face book and was an avid reader. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to her family.
Dorothy G. Brander
Dorothy G. Brander, 88, of Ogdensburg, died on April 4, 2014, at her home. Dorothy made the generous gift of herself to science. She is survived by her sons, Lewis and his wife Holly Brander of Ogdensburg, Larry and Marilyn Brander of Lisbon, Dale and his wife Susan Brander of Canton, brothers, Leon LaRock of Ogdensburg, Paul LaRock of Massena, sisters, Irene Holland of Waddington, Barbara Goult of Ogdensburg, Pauline Wing of Ogdensburg, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Darlene Brander Holden, brothers, Wesley LaRock, Junior LaRock, sisters, Rachael Beldock, Beverly Wells, Florence Bogart, and Katherine Harper. Dorothy was born in the Town of Oswegatchie, on July 14, 1925, the daughter of Maurice and Arene Peters LaRock; she graduated from Lisbon Central School. She married Lewis Brander on November 6, 1943 at the White Church Congregational Church, the Reverend John Edgar officiating; he died on February 24, 1982. She was a sales clerk at the Stanley Dwyer Hardware in Lisbon and was a receptionist and secretary at the office of Dr. Robert Thompson in Lisbon. Dorothy was a member of the White Church Congregational Church, AMVETS Post 19, and ladies auxiliary for over 20 years, Lisbon Grange for over 25 years, and the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking and taking care of her home. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley. Dorothy’s family would to express a special thanks to all of the people at hospice for their care and understanding.
Cora J. McEwen
Cora J. McEwen, 84, formally of Ogdensburg, died on March18, 2014, in Rome, New York, Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg is entrusted with arrangements. There will be calling hours on March 21, 2014, 11 am – 2PM at the funeral home, the funeral mass will follow at Notre Dame Church at 2:30 PM, Father James Shurtleff officiating, burial will be at Notre Dame Cemetery in the spring. Cora is survived by a her children, Ramona L. Pallas, Jeannine M. McEwen-Walls, Richard O. McEwen Jr., Thomas A. McEwen, James W. McEwen, and 11 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Martha M. McEwen and a grandson, Michael L. Pallas. She was born in Ogdensburg, June 21, 1929, the daughter of Thomas Ansty and Leona Kiah Barr, she graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1948, and then graduated from the St. Lawrence State Hospital School of Nursing in 1952 as a registered nurse. Cora married Richard O. McEwen in St. Mary’s Cathedral; he died on June 17, 1993. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Angel Flight, 1515 East 71st Street, Ste 312, Tulsa, OK 74136.
Lowell L. Livingston
Lowell L. Livingston, 82, formally of Hammond, died on March15, 2014, in Richmond, Virginia. There will be a memorial graveside service with military honors on, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:00 am at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir. Lowell is survived by a son James Livingston of Portland, Oregon, daughters, Shelly Pennington of Orange Park, Florida, Patricia and husband Wayne Lawrence of Providence Forge, Virginia, Carol and husband Rejean Joannette of Keene Valley, New York, grandchildren, Rachael Durkin, Jennifer Durkin, Moreen Cunningham, Kaitland Cunningham, Kellie Johnson, Diana Lepak, Brian Lepak Jr., Harrison Joannette, Brianna Joannette and Sydney Joannette, 10 great grandchildren, 23 nieces and nephews, many, many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Earl Livingston, Donald Livingston, Gerald Livingston and Helen Bellinger. Lowell was born in DeKalb, March 14, 1932, the son of George and Florence Hutchcroft Livingston, he attended Ogdensburg Free Academy. He married Margaret Jean Hummel on October 7, 1954; she died on June 22, 2007. Lowell was a retired United States Air Force and Vietnam Veteran. While in the Air Force he was the recipient of the Bronze Star. He traveled the world while in the air Force but his heart was always in the north county. After his retirement he was a St. Lawrence County deputy Sheriff. He was a master carpenter/cabinet maker; he loved animals and nature, fishing and his county. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.
Elizabeth J. Scott, 83, of Ogdensburg, died on March 5, 2014, at the Riverledge Health Care & Rehabilitation. Calling hours will be Monday, March 10, 2014, 4 – 6:30 PM, the funeral service will follow at 6:30 PM, Father James Shurtleff officiating. Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Terry and his wife Margie Scott of Baytown, Texas, Jack and his wife Valerie Scott of Heuvelton, Randy Scott of Channel View, Texas, Daniel Scott of Highland, Texas, Larry and his wife Jill Scott of Dayton,Texas, Marcel Scott of Highland, Texas, daughters, Diane and her husband Tim Valley of Ogdensburg, Michele and her husband Darren Ernst of Baytown, Texas, 18 grandchildren, 24great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Raymond Scott, a daughter, Tammy Scott, grandsons, Justin Brian Ernst and Matthew Scott, brothers, Buddy and Albert Wicks, sisters, Shirley Kendall and Dorothy Premo. Elizabeth was born on September 15, 1930, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Henry and Melvina Recore Wicks. She married Raymond Scott on December 7, 1948 in Heuvelton, he died on November 25, 1969. Betty was an aide at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home until her retirement. She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Cathedral. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed going to casinos, fishing, playing cards, shopping, watching game shows on television, animals and Elvis. Contributions can be made to Meals On Wheels
Claude X. Bayard
Claude X. Bayard, 77, of Ogdensburg, died on February 2, 2014, at his home. There will be a funeral mass May 17, 2014, 11:00 am at Notre Dame Church, Father James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. Claude is survived by his sisters, Suzanne and husband Robert Aumell of Cicero, Dorothy Smith of Ogdensburg, a niece, Diane and her husband Patrick Goodwin of Dewitt, nephews, Gregory M. Smith of Ogdensburg, David and his wife Lynn Aumell of Marcellus, Jeffrey and his wife Melissa of Canastota, several great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Donald Bayard. Claude was born on June 28, 1936, in Ogdensburg, the son of Roger and Marion Moreau Bayard. He graduated from Morristown Central School; he then earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Canton. He was a home health aide for St. Lawrence CDP in Canton, prior to that he was a store manager at J.C. Penney in Watertown and Endicott Johnson in Ogdensburg. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ogdensburg, and was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church. He loved gardening, reading and walking his dog. Contributions can be made to your local rescue squad.
Maud Helen England
Maud Helen England, 89, of Broome County, died on January 21. 2014. She will be buried in the Rensselaer Falls Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of her family. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Winifred England, Missouri, her advocate, Susan Rupert, Ogdensburg, several nieces and nephews. Helen as she was always called enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at the center. She often made jewelry and gave them to family and friends. Helen had a great love for music and enjoyed dancing. She had a large collection of teddy bears. Her favorite song was The Old Rugged Cross. Contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.