Ernest W. “Butch” Ghize
Ernest W. “Butch” Ghize, 72, Ogdensburg, died on August 10, 2014, at his home. Calling hours will be Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2 -4 and 7 – 9 PM, a funeral service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, August 14, at the funeral home, Reverend David Hart officiating. Burial will follow in Presbyterian Stone Church Cemetery. Butch is survived by a daughter Lisa Ghize and fiancé Joseph LeDuc of Ogdensburg, grandchildren Megan Sabourin and Nicholas Ghize, great grandchildren Zachary and Kaden, a sister Evelyn and husband Kenneth McWilliams, of Ogdensburg, a nephew, Mike Kirby, several cousins, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by siblings, George “Danny” Ghize, and Shirley G. Smith. Ernest was born on October 18, 1941 in Worcester, Mass., the son of Ernest H. and Mabel Kirby Ghize, he graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and then attended Canton ATC, studying drafting, and a marriage to Patricia A. Barr ended. Butch owned Ghize’s Tavern and an apartment building. Previously he worked at Hobkirk’s Garage, then owned and operated Ghize’s Garage and Ghize’s Auto Sales. He loved spending time with his family, working on cars, playing on his computer, and doing carpentry. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Presbyterian Stone Church Cemetery Tree Planting Fund. Butch’s family would like to thank Pat Barr, Maureen Brayton and the caregivers from Hospice for the wonderful care they provided Butch.
Doris “Dorothy” M. Johnston
Doris “Dorothy” Johnston, 90, Ogdensburg, died on August 4, 2014, at Riverledge Health Care. Calling hours will be Thursday, August 7, 2014, 11 am – 2 PM at the funeral home; a funeral service will be at 2:30 PM at the Ogdensburg Wesleyan Church, Rev. Paul Dettmer and Pastor John Wixon co-officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir. Doris is survived by sons, Albert and wife Rose Johnston, of Loomis, California, Elton and wife Michele Johnston, of Ogdensubrg, daughters, Irene “Lillian” and husband Larry Hamilton,of Ogdensburg, Joyce and husband Donald Kench, of Ogdensburg, brothers, Maynard Finley, of Ogdensburg, Gerald and wife Lynn Finley, of North Syracuse, sisters, Ella Finley, of Ogdensburg, Eva McDonald, of Ogdensburg, Viola and husband Fern Gilson, DeKalb, grandchildren, Laticia Hamilton, Lucas and Terry Lynn Hamilton, Sarah and Rachael Stanton, Christopher Johnston, Darnelle Johnston, ZacharyJohnston and Jared Johnston, 7 great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by siblings, Claude, Robert, Alton, and Dorothy Finley. Doris was born on February 13, 1924 in Newton Falls, the daughter of Earl and Irene Durham Finley. On October 7, 1952 she married James Doran Johnston at the Pilgrim Holiness Church; he died on December 17, 2001. She was a family care provider for more than 40 years, previous to that she worked at the State Hospital in food services. She loved attending church, liked going shopping and eating at Donut King. Contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Wesleyan Church, 31 David Street, Ogdensburg, New York 13669.
Harold G. Planty
Harold G. Planty, 58, Ogdensburg, died on July 25, 2014, at his home. Calling hours will be Monday, July 28, 2014, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM at the funeral home, a funeral mass will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 29th, at Notre Dame Church, Father James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will follow in Foxwood Memorial Park with military honors. Harold is survived by his wife, Rosanne Planty, sons, Harold G. and Melissa Planty Jr., Ogdensburg, Ray Planty, Canton, daughters, Tammy Planty, Ogdensburg, Amber and Steve VanGorden, Ogdensburg, brothers, Jeff Planty, Florida, Mark Planty, Ogdensburg, a sister, Kathy Gilkey, Syracuse, grandchildren, Lindsey Murphy, Zachary Grenier, Austin VanGorden, Rileigh Planty, Skylar Planty, Tristan Lovely, Logan VanGorden, Raven Planty, Phoenix Planty and Sophia Planty, several nephews and nieces. He was born on February 15, 1956 in Ogdensburg, the son of Ray and Dolores Ross Planty. Harold was in the US Navy from 1973 -1979. On August 16, 1974 he married Rosanne Terrance at Notre Dame Church. He was a warehouse worker for Acco Brands in Ogdensburg. He was a member of the AMVETS and American Legion in Ogdensburg. Harold loved spending time with his family, camping, traveling and was a people person. Contributions can be made to Hope Lodge, Burlington, 237 East Ave., Burlington, VT 05401-3412.
Carl D. Bailey
Carl D. Bailey, 77, of Waddington, died on July 10, 2014, at his home. Calling hours will be Monday, July 14, 2014, 12 -2 PM at the funeral home, a funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Lay Pastor John Frary officiating. Burial will follow in East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, with military honors. Carl is survived by a son, Kevin D. and Karen Bailey, Massena, a daughter, Suzanne and Douglas LaRose, South Colton, grandchildren , Logan Bailey, Joshua Bailey, Drew LaRose, brothers, Lloyd C. and Jean Bailey, Las Vegas, Neveda, Thomas and Paula Bailey, Bow, New Hampshire, several nephews and nieces. He was born on March 24, 1937 in Gouverneur, the son of Thomas and Marion Phelps Bailey Sr. He graduated from Gouverneur High School and was in the Air Force from 1955-1959. Carl married Barbara Montroy on May 29, 1965 at Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg, she died on July 14, 2013. He was a paste plant tender at Reynolds Metal, from November 1966 till his retirement in May 1999. He was a member of Cranberry Lake Fish and Game Club and the National Rifle Association. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur or the Waddington Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Mary B. McPherson
Mary B. McPherson, 75, of Ogdensburg, died on June 23, 2014, at the home of her friend Diana Putman. There will be no services; burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ogdensburg. Mary was born Ogdensburg, September 19, 1938, the daughter of Francis and Mable LaRock McPherson. She was a card reader and previously a dishwasher at Sholette’s Restaurant. Mary was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church and had a great sense of humor. Contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
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, Wyoming, 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. Bob was born in Corning, New York, on June 8, 1922, the son of 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. Bobwas an industrial arts teacher for the Ogdensburg City School District from 1947 – 1977, until his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking (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.