Ursula E. O’Marah “Mrs. O”
Ursula O’Marah, 89, of Ogdensburg, died, May 5, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home. A memorial mass will be May 18, 2013 at 11:00 am, at the Notre Dame Church, Father James Shurtleff officiating, burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Ursula is survived by her daughter, Rena O’Marah, Manlius, grandchildren, Andrew John Thurston, Ryan Paul Thurston, Stephen Lee and Stephanie Thomas, Tammy and John Feiden, Trevor O’Marah, great grandchildren, Kyle, Kevin and Mark Thomas, Jay and Taylor Feiden, Angela, Jennifer and Kelly Poole, Alexandria and Samantha Bray, 3 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Raymond Jay O’Marah, January 2007, a daughter, Margaret Ann (Joann) Thomas, February 2009, a granddaughter, Ursula Renee Bray, January 2012, a brother, Carl and wife Evelyn Hebert, sisters, Geraldine Carpenter, Mary Margaret and husband Charlie Silva and Irene Hebert at infancy. Ursula was born on January 22, 1924, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Carl and Margaret Lovely Hebert. She married Harold John O’Marah on September 17, 1949 in Heuvelton; he died on November 18, 1973. Ursula worked in the laundry at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, and previous to that she was an assembly line worker at Cleveland Container. She was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church. She was known for BBQs and weekend gatherings at her home. She loved to play cards, trivia games (everyone tried to see who could make her laugh the hardest), watching tennis, and golf, Jeopardy, the Home Shopping Network and Court TV. Ursula was young at heart, caring, had a great sense of humor, was loving and was always there to help the ones she loved anyway she could, but she had a tough side if need be. Her last few years were spent at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home where she got excellent care and became a loving fixture to the employees, (she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease). Donations can be made to the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Robert A. Cummings
Robert A. Cummings, 72, of Morristown, died, April 5, 2013, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Calling hours will be at the, St. John’s Evangelist Church, Morristown, Tuesday, April 9, 9 – 11 am, the funeral service will follow at 11 am, Father Jay Seymour officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir. Robert is survived his wife, Darlene, daughter Laurie Ann Cummings, Ogdensburg, step-daughter, April E. LeDuc, Brier Hill, a sister, Diane and her husband Bill Fraser, Ogdensburg, a brother, Thomas and his wife Pam Cummings, Colorado, grandchildren, Rhianna Chapin, Madison Stratten, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Scott A. Cummings. Robert was born on June 11, 1940 in Ogdensburg, the son of Harry and Mary Ruth Coppins Cummings. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1958 and attended ATC. He married Darlene Hierholzer, on December 11, 1999 at the Presbyterian Stone Church by the Reverend Thomas Patterson, a previous marriage to Sharon Mills ended in divorce. Robert was a Lieutenant in the Ogdensburg City Police Force until his retirement in May 1984, his law enforcement career extend over 30 years. He was a parishioner and a commissioned lay minister at St. John’s Evangelist Church, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed model railroading, motorcycling, photographing nature, fishing, and he liked visiting with people. He had a special devotion to Chaplet of Divine Mercy. He was a godparent to Adon Hunter. He loved his grandchildren and his pets, Gracie, Sugar Bear and Tucker. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to, St. John’s Evangelist Church, 508 Gouverneur St., Morristown, NY, 13664.
John E. Caloren
John E. Caloren, 81, of Ogdensburg, died, February 28, 2013, at his home. Calling hours will be, Sunday, March 3, 1 -3 PM; the funeral service will be at 3 PM, Pastor Rusty Bissell officiating. John is survived by his wife, Nancy, sons, Paul Caloren and companion Roxanne LaForty, Potsdam, Thomas Caloren, Ogdensburg, daughters, Tampa and husband Derek Stewart, Johnson City, Judy and husband Harry Flagg, Ogdensburg, a sister, Linda and husband Thomas Caloren Shannon, Morristown, grandchildren, Misty and husband Shawn Lovely, Terry Flagg, Patrick Flagg, Chanel Stewart, Chase Stewart, Chad Stewart, Charity Stewart, Tasha Caloren, Austin Caloren, great grandchildren, Ariel Mooney, Jasmine Mooney, Brooke Staie, Aaron Stair, Rachael Oliver, Zachary Meeker, Julian Meeker, McKenzie Harrington, Caia Stewart, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Marie Dingman and a brother, Robert Caloren. John was born on December 17, 1931 in Ogdensburg, the son of John and Emma Shields Caloren. He married Nancy F. Jandreau on June 28, 1958 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ogdensburg, Father Degan officiating. He was a laborer for the City of Ogdensburg for 23+ years until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of CSEA. He loved his grandchildren, reading books , especially the bible, watching westerns and the 700 Club, Oscar’s Fish Fry, coffee, and his cigarettes. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley and the American Diabetes Association.
Barbara K. Simmons
Barbara K. Simmons, 63, of Ogdensburg, died, February 23, 2013, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Friday, March 1, 2013, 11 AM – 1PM, funeral service to follow at 1PM, Reverend Lynn Sullivan officiating. Barbara is survived by her husband, Leaman R. Simmons, a son, Leaman R. Simmons Jr., Ogdensburg, a daughter, Terry and Charles Melton, Kissimmee, FL, stepdaughters, Vaughn M. Barkley, Ogdensburg, Dawn and James Stevenson, Massena, sisters, Jean Newell, Toronto, Canada, Paula and Roland Harmon, San Diego, CA, Ramona Summers, Ogdensburg, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was born on August 12, 1949, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Harry and Katherine McCarger Billado. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1967, and then attended TECO in Kissimmee; FL. Barbara married Leaman Simmons on June 16, 1972 in Ogdensburg. She was most recently a homemaker and before that a secretary for United Van Lines in Orlando, FL. Barbara was a member of AMVETS Post 19 in Ogdensburg. She loved to travel, going on many cruises, bowl, play scrabble, play bingo, NASCAR and fishing. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Robert Dunn, 80, of Ogdensburg, died, February 21, 2013, at River Ledge Health Care Facility. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Saturday, February 23, 2013 11 AM – 1PM, funeral service to follow at 1PM, Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Ogdensburgh Cemetery. Robert is survived by his mother, Luella Dwight Denny, Ogdensburg, a son, Larry Dunn, daughters, Becky Dunn, Brenda Dunn, brothers, Donald Dunn, Harrison, Ohio, Wally and wife Janet Dunn, Whitesboro, Ronald Dunn, Ogdensburg, Wayne Dunn, Clinton, Wendell Dunn and fiancé Sally Hardin, Verona, sisters, Deanne and husband Allen Powers, Ogdensburg, Kathleen Waite, Ogdensburg, Judy Rutherford, Harrison, Ohio, several grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Dunn. Born on May 7, 1932, in Plainfield, New Jersey, the son of Luella Dwight, a marriage to Arlene Lumbard ended in divorce. Robert served in the Army from 1952 – 1956, he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a maintenance worker at the Carrier Dome and worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Robert was a kind gentleman who enjoyed lending a helping hand to others. He loved listening to country music. He was a very caring and devoted son. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Gary A. LaRock
Gary A. LaRock, 52, of Ogdensburg, died, February 15, 2013, at his home. Calling hours will be on Monday, February 18, 1- 3 PM; a funeral service will follow at 3PM, Rev. Father James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery in the spring. Gary is survived by his fiancé, Judy Francis, sons, Robert and his wife Bobbi Jo LaRock, Massena, Conrad LaRock, Jason Francis, Winthrop, Nathan Francis, Winthrop, brothers, Ronald LaRock, Ogdensburg, Donald and his wife Lisa LaRock, Ogdensburg, sisters, Peggy and husband Bob Morrow, Ogdensburg, Brenda Lovely, Ogdensburg, Sylvia Cook, Ogdensburg, Terri Lintz, MN, Lori LaRock, Ogdensburg, Vicki and her husband Edward LaDue Jr., Rochester, Loretta LaRock, Queens, grandchildren, Anthony Gadway, NM, Haley Dorrance, Massena, Stephen Begani, Massena, Riley LaRock, Cole LaRock, Nevaeh LaRock, several nieces and nephews. He was born on May 1, 1960 in Ogdensburg, the son of Lyle and Mary Jane LaFave LaRock. Gary worked at Phillip’s Diner. He enjoyed doing yard work, shoveling snow, taking care of his dogs, music, visiting his friends and having a good time. Donations can be made to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA.
ELIZABETH J. MONTROY
Elizabeth J. Montroy, 81, of Lisbon, died, January 22, 2013, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. There will be a graveside service in the spring at Notre Dame Cemetery. Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Robert P. and his wife Victoria Montroy, Brunswick, GA, Matthew and wife Michelle Montroy, Heuvelton, daughters, Theresa and husband Ralph Kroger, Lisbon, Anna Marie and husband Richard Ladouceur, Lisbon, Sheila and husband Douglas Orchard, Watertown, Donna Jean Renwick, Cornwall, Ontario, brothers, Donald and wife Rosemary Joanette, Ogdensburg, Raymond Joanette, Henrietta, Anthony Joanette, Ogdensburg, sisters, Ann White, Massena, Sheila and her husband Robert Ormsby, FL, Linda Fortin, Ogdensburg, Carol and her husband Adrian Vielhauer, Ogdensburg, Bonnie Jean and her husband Lou Moro, Syracuse, Susan and her husband Theron Green, Morristown, 30 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, a companion Silas “Si” Hooper, Canton, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Joseph Montroy, a brother, George Joanette, sisters, Mary LaRose and Alma White. Elizabeth was born on April 17, 1931 in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Albert and Ruth LeBeau Joanette. She married Robert Montroy on December 27, 1950, he died on October 1, 1954, she then married Kenneth Montroy on August 9, 1962, and he died on July 26, 2002. She was a homemaker and loved to go to garage sales and paint. Donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
DONALD F. EDWARDS
Donald F. Edwards, 55 of Ogdensburg, died, January 6, 2013, at his home. Calling hours will be January 10, 2013, 2 – 5 PM, the funeral service will follow, at the funeral home, Reverend Father James Shurtleff officiating. Donald is survived by his wife Cheryl “Kayleen” Edwards, Ogdensburg, parents Donald and Nancy Jerue Edwards, Ogdensburg, daughters, Tricia and husband George Joanette, Ogdensburg, Emily Edwards and fiancé Joseph Montoya, Ogdensburg, a brother William and his wife Betty Edwards, Ogdensburg, sisters, Sandy and husband Bill Ford, Ogdensburg, Anna Moran of Ogdensburg, grandchildren, Aliyah Montoya, Paige Joanette, Cayden Joanette, Jaylin Joanette and his dog Olivia. Donald was born on August 8, 1957 in Ogdensburg. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1975 and then attended the Merchant Marine College in Piney Point, MD; he graduated as an able bodied seaman. He married Cheryl Mills on April 25, 1987 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. He was a sitter at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center and was a laborer for many construction companies. His grandchildren meant the world to him. Donald liked to go boating, cook, make people laugh, joke around, and would help anyone. Donations can be made to the SPCA in Ogdensburg.
MARY RUTH A. LARUE-MILLER
Mary Ruth A. LaRue-Miller, 82, of Ogdensburg, died, January 2, 2013, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. A funeral mass will be January 7, 2013, 1:00PM, at Notre Dame Church, Reverend Father James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will follow in Campbell Cemetery, Flackville. Mary Ruth is survived by her daughters, Michelle and Ralph Tavano, Clyde, Candace and Richard Stewart, Dallas, Texas, Pamela Norter, Rochester, a son Kim and Jody LaRue, Port Byron, 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Terry LaRue, daughters, Deborah and Denise LaRue. Mary Ruth was born on May 26, 1930 in Little Falls, New York, the daughter of James and Beulah LaRue Johnson. She married John Rowe, he predeceased her, Leon LaRue in 1956 in Syracuse, he died in 1996, she then married Hank Miller, on February 14, 1998 at Notre Dame Church, and he died in May, 2010. Mary Ruth was a homemaker and oil painting artist. She was a member of Decorative Artist Association, Catholic Daughters, Clyde, St. John’s Evangelist Church, Clyde, Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg, Square Dancing Club for over 25 years in New York and Florida, Square Dance Association, and Clogger Club. She loved to square dance, sew, read and flower gardening. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital.
PHYLLYS E. VERT Phyllys E. Vert of Ogdensburg, died, December 24, 2012, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. There will be a memorial service on January 4, 2013, 7:00 PM, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Ogdensburg. Phyllys is survived by her cousins and friends. She was born on March 9, 1942 in Pearl River, New York, the daughter of Arthur C. and Ida Louis Vert. Phyllys was a licensed practical nurse for Health Services of Northern New York, and previous to that she worked at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. She was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah Witness in Ogdensburg. Phyllys loved her dogs, horses and horseback riding. Contributions can be made to River Ledge Health Care Facility or St. Lawrence Valley SPCA.