CATHY L. (EARL) PLINER
Cathy L. Pliner, 53, Ogdensburg, died October. 1st, 2015, at her home. Calling hours will be Monday, October 5th, 2 -4 and 7 – 9 PM. The funeral service will be Tuesday, October 6th at 10 am at the funeral home, Father James Shurtleff officiating, burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery. Cathy is survived by her husband Kent of 20 yrs. She is also survived by two daughters, Autumn Katura and Holly Pliner, both of Ogdensburg, 3 grandchildren, Trent Katura, Amaya Vanlew, Addison Law, 1 brother Dale (Synda) Earl, neice, Shannon Earl and nephew Brian Earl, and a great niece Isabel Earl.
Cathy was born July 20, 1962, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Mansel and Carol Earl. She married Kent Pliner on July 15, 1995 Lisbon, NY.
Cathy loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, recipes, camping, and the occasional trip to the Casino.
Contributions can be made to the Pliner family.
Donald A. Murphy
Donald A. Murphy, 79, died on September 30, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Services will be private, burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ogdensburg. He is survived by his sister and brother in law, Sheila and Robert Guertin of Ogdensburg, special nieces, Kara and her husband Jeffory Lawton of Ogdensburg, Kelly and her husband “J.R.” Gonyea of Lisbon, great nieces and nephews, Korey and his wife Holly Francis, Nicole and her husband William Lowe, Sara Lawton, Tucker Lawton, Mollie Lawton, great great niece and nephews, Sophia Francis, Drake Francis, Liam Lowe and Joshua Lowe, and many other nieces and nephews. Donald was born on July 27, 1936 in Ogdensburg, New York, the son of the late Lawrence and Hattie Mashaw Murphy. He was a kitchen assistant at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, and a janitor at Ogdensburg Free Academy and the New York State Unemployment Office in Ogdensburg. Donald enjoyed watching sports on television, playing bingo, flirting with the girls, visiting people in the nursing home and taking care of the plants and flowers at Riverledge. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Cathedral and was a very thoughtful man. Contributions can be made to Riverledge Health Care or the SPCA.
John R. Dashnaw
John R. Dashnaw, 70, died on September 15, 2015, at his home in Silsbee, Texas. Calling hours will be 11 am – 1 PM , September 15, the funeral service will be September 15, at 2 PM, at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir Road, Town of Oswegatchie, with military honors. He is survived by his wife Gayle, a son Ray and daughter in law, Roxann Dashnaw of Nashville, Tennessee, brothers, Howard and wife Beverly Dashnaw, James and his wife JoAnn Dashnaw, Gary and his wife Ginger Dashnaw, Larry and his wife Toung Dashnaw, sisters, Betty Tenter, Arloween and her husband Jack Eurto, Bertha and her husband Gary Haight, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Charles and Julius Dashnaw, and a sister Helen Yerdon. John was born on March 7, 1945 in Ogdensburg the son of the late William H. and Hilda Thayer Dashnaw. After graduation from high school he was in the U.S. Marines in the Vietnam War, where he received the Purple Heart Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He married Gayle Marie Crowell and was a sawmill operator for Willamette Lumber Company.
Andrew W. Carter
Andrew W. Carter, 31, of Tupper Lake, died on July 9, 2015 at the Adirondack Medical Center. Services will be at a later date. Andrew is survived by his parents James D. and Lucille M. White Carter of Ogdensburg, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Andrew was born on August 22, 1983 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Andrew loved playing with his pets, Napoleon, Murdock, Pop and Girl, watching television, especially Double Dare and sports, he was fan of the Jets football team. Contributions can be made to the SPCA.
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 Dennis Levi 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. There will be at a graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery, June 18, 2015 at 2 PM. 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.