4/17/2018 – Gloria L. Hansen, Clayton

Mrs. Gloria L. Hansen, 92, formally of Lyellton Drive Clayton, died on April 13th, at the Samaritan Keep Home where she resided since November 2015.

There will be no calling hours or funeral. A burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Mrs. Hansen was born September 22nd, 1925, in Rochester. She married Ralph Hansen in Rochester. He pre-deceased her.

Surviving is one daughter and her husband, Jill and Todd Foster of Clayton; two grandchildren.

4/4/2018 – Thomas A. Biggs, Dunedin, Florida

Thomas A. Biggs, 95, passed peacefully in sleep, under the care of Hospice, surrounded by family Easter Sunday, in his home of 31 years, in Dunedin, Florida.

Thomas was born December 20, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the last of 6 children of the late John and Mary Jane Biggs. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters and a grandson Joseph G. Darling II. After serving in WWII, he was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946 and pursued a civil service career with the Federal Government, retiring as Chief of the Housing Division at Fort Drum, N.Y. in 1982, with 42 years of federal service. He married the love of his life, Maureen M. Ralston, in November 1955.

In 1965, he and Maureen moved to Watertown to raise their family, enjoying the North County for 22 years. A devout Catholic, he was a parishioner at Holy Family Church, a 70 year member of the Knights of Columbus.

In 1987, they moved to enjoy the sunshine and warmth in Florida. Together they enjoyed many wonderful retirement years. While living in Florida, he was a Eucharistic Minister for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

He is survived by one son, Thomas P., Charlotte, N.C., and four daughters and their spouses, Maureen A. (Joseph G. Darling), Clearwater Beach, FL., Patricia E., (Robert F. Wood) Liverpool, N.Y., Kathleen M, (Donald J. Edman), St. Mary FL., and Mary M.(Dale A. Kirch) Watertown, N.Y., and his beloved grandchildren, Jonathon and Jordan Darling, Kathleen and Christine Wood, Bailey and Brenna Woodling, Brette and Brayden Edman, and Emily and Ashley Kirch.

A funeral mass is planned at Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin, FL., He will be interned at Bay Pines Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sun Coast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760.

 

 

3/10/2018 – Norman (Barney) L. Clark, LaFargeville

3/10/2018 – Norman (Barney) L. Clark, LaFargeville

The Funeral for Mr. Norman (Barney) L. Clark, 87, who died unexpectedly at his home in LaFargeville on Friday, March 9th, will be 11am on Thursday March 15th at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home with Reverend Frederica officiating. A Spring burial will be held at Omar Cemetery at a time to be announced.

Calling hours will be 4-7pm on Wednesday, March 14th.

Barney was born October 19th, 1930, the son of Edward and Ettie VanAlystine Clark, in Hamilton N.Y. He attended LaFargeville Central School.

After leaving school, he served several years in the United States Army.

Following his Honorable discharge, he met the love of his life, Marjorie Switzer, and they were married November 4th, 1956. They spent 42 years raising their family together, until Marjorie’s passing on January 4th, 1998.

Barney joined the Town of Clayton workforce, where he worked for over 20 years plowing. He also drove school bus for Thousand Islands School district for many years.

In 1976, he and his family moved from Clayton, to LaFargeville, where they bought and operated a family dairy farm until 1989.

Following his farming career, he worked for the Town of Orleans, operating the Town landfill for approximately 10 years.

Barney is survived by two sons and three step-daughters, Gary (Jackie) Clark and Steve (Judy) Clark, both of LaFargeville, Kathleen Fitchette of Scottsville, Marilyn Buckley and Gail (Jack) Ramsey, both of Caledonia; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great great grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Barney is also pre-deceased by his parents, as well as his brother Bill, along with 11 step/half/adopted brothers and sisters.

Barney enjoyed hunting in his early years, as well as riding snowmobiles and fishing. Later in life, Barney opted for more reserved hobbies, including going for drives around the neighborhood and riding his four wheeler.

Throughout his life, Barney enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his grand and great grandchildren grow, going for drives to see what was going on in the neighborhood, and telling stories about what he did as a kid.

2/27/2018 – Robert H. Berkman, LaFargeville

All services for Robert H. Berkman of 37853 NY State Route 180 LaFargeville will be in the spring. Mr. Berkman died at the Samaritan Medical Center on February 26, 2018. He was 76.

Bob was born in Watertown, New York on June 17, 1941 the son of Harold and Margaret O’Rieley Berkman. He graduated from LaFargeville High School in 1959.

On October 26, 1962, he married Barbara Ann Wagner in Watertown.

Mr. Berkman worked as a truck driver for Gilco Trucking until his passing.

Surviving is his wife of 55 years Barbara; his two sons and daughter in law Bradley Berkman, Andrew and Louann Berkman, and his daughter and son in law Mrs. Cortland (Tammy) Reff, all of LaFargeville; his six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Mr. Berkman is pre deceased by a son Robert Berkman and a granddaughter Kylea Rae Berkman.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County.

Arrangements are with T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Inc. in Clayton.

Condolences can be made at trjetty.com

2/16/2018 – Raymond F. Drake, LaFargeville

Mr. Raymond F. Drake, 76, died Thursday, Feb. 15th, at his winter residence in North Myrtle Beach. There will be no calling hours or funeral. There will be a Springside Committal Service in Grove Cemetery at a time to be announced.

Ray was born October 14th, 1941, in North Hudson, N.Y., the son of Charles and Florence McConnelly Drake. He graduated Mineville High School.

He served in the United States Army from 1960 until being honorably discharged in 1962.

On November 24th, 1962, he married the former Sandra Laslow at the Moriah Methodist Church.

He worked as a Mine and Safety Inspector for a number of years at the Fort Drum Office.

Ray was a life member of the LaFargeville American Legion.

Surviving besides his wife Sandra, are four children, Raymond (Patricia) of LaFargeville and Florida, Randy (Wendy) of LaFargeville and South Carolina, Timothy (Lori) of Alexandria Bay, and Jennifer (Eric) Parenti of Oxford, New Hampshire; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Charles (Rita) of Ticonderoga, and James (Claudette) of Fort Henry; nieces and nephews.

One sister, Marion Drake, predeceased him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, 216 Haley Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

2/7/2018 – Kenneth C. Luce, Cape Vincent

Kenneth C. Luce (Sonny) of Cape Vincent, died February 6, 2018, Reunited with his wife, Patti, after 5 short years.  A Vietnam veteran, he was a member of the Cape Vincent Legion for over 20 years. He worked for Kodak in the research and development department. Predeceased by his parents, Alan and Florence, wife, Patricia, daughter, Jaimie and sister, Evelyn.  Survived by his daughters, Holley and Stephanie, sisters Jackie (Rudy), Gerry (late George), Sandra (late Ralph), brother Richard (late Maryanne), brother-in-law George as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, grandchildren and friends.  Friends and family may call Saturday, Feb. 10th, from 11 – 1, a Memorial service will follow at T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, 512 James Street Clayton, N.Y.  In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to American Legion – Cape Vincent Post 832.

 

 

1/29/2018 – Carol Ann Lyon, LaFargeville

Carol Ann Lyon, 72, of Whiskey Street, died Friday January 26th, at her residence. There will be no funeral or calling hours. A burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Carol Ann was born April 15th, 1945, in Carthage, the daughter of Carlton and Margaret Rowell Lyon. She graduated from Carthage High School.

A marriage ended in divorce.

She worked for a time as an RN at Carthage Area Rehabilitation Center, until becoming disabled.

Surviving are two daughters, Tonia (Joseph) Corbin of Texas, and Yvonne (Douglas) Dickhaut of Ohio; five grandchildren, Gary Truxton, Nicole and Zachary Dickhaut, of Ohio, Brandon and Justin Corbin of Texas; one brother, David Broyles of Carthage; one sister, Chris Butler of Carthage; one sister-in-law, Edie Brassard of Theresa; and a close friend Ruth Garnsey; nieces and nephews.

Four brothers, Wayne (as a child), Bill, Tom, and Ronald, and one grandson, Joseph Corbin, died before her.

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Donations can be made in her name to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

1/24/2018 – Donald C. Bourcy, Cape Vincent

The Funeral Mass for Mr. Donald C. Bourcy, 68, who died Tuesday Jan. 23rd, at Lee Memorial Health Park in Fort Meyers Florida, will be held at 11am Saturday, February 3rd, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clayton with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating. A Spring burial will be held at the St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery in Rosiere.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7pm Friday, Feb. 2nd, at the T.R.Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Donnie was born February 25th, 1949, in Watertown, the son of Donald and Margaret Love Bourcy. He did his schooling at St. Mary’s and Clayton High School.

On July 13th, 1968, he married the former Karen Wood, at the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Rosiere.

Don worked for years as a long haul trucker, then for Carlisle Sand & Gravel and Bach and Company. He retired from the Town of Cape Vincent Public Works.

Along with his wife, they enjoyed spending their winters in Florida.

Surviving besides his wife Karen, is his mother Margaret; one daughter Denise (John) Micek of Virginia; two sons, Scott (Shannon) and Brad (Elizabeth), both of Clayton; 8 grandchildren, Ryan Jetty and his companion Justine Hodkinson, Jared and Mikayla Micek, Collin and Connor Bourcy, and Emily Rich, and Jessica and Tyler Bourcy; three brothers, Randy, Rick (Patricia) of Clayton, and Gary of Colton; two sisters, Marlene Goldthrite of California, and Wanda (Tom) Aubertine of Syracuse; nieces and nephews.

One sister, Dawn Veres, passed away January 16th, 2018, at age 61.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

1/18/2018 – Dawn M. Veres, Clayton

Mrs. Dawn M. Veres, 61, of Wahl Drive in Clayton, died Tuesday Jan. 16th, at the home of her mother, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Jan. 27th, starting at 2pm, at the Knights of Columbus in Clayton.

Dawn was born June 14th, 1956, in Watertown, the daughter of Donald and Margaret Love Bourcy. She attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from 1000 Islands Schools.

On June 2nd, 1996, she married Leslie Veres on the St. Lawrence River. Les died Feb. 2nd, 2012. A marriage to Patrick Youngs ended in divorce.

She worked for years as a bookkeeper in various capacities at French Creek Marina in Clayton.

Dawn enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, especially going out on the River, her dogs, traveling, and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving is her son Patrick (Rikki) Booth Bourcy; a step daughter, Debbie (Roger) Hirschinder of Washington; two grandchildren, Owen and Lillian; two future grandchildren, Hayle and Ethan; her mother Margaret Bourcy of Clayton; two sisters, Marlene Goldthrite of California, and Wanda (Tom) Aubertine of Syracuse; four brothers, Rick (Patricia) of Clayton, Gary of Colton, Donald (Karen) of Town of Cape Vincent, and Randy of Clayton; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in her name to the Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St. Road., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

 

1/14/2018 – Mary Ellen Rogers, Clayton

1/14/2018 – Mary Ellen Rogers, Clayton

Mrs. Mary Ellen Rogers, 87, of East Line Road, died Saturday, Jan. 13th, at her residence, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Her Funeral Service will be held at 1pm, Wednesday, January 17th, at The Agape House, the former LaFargeville Methodist Church, with Pastor Donna Fitchette officiating. A Spring Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Mary Ellen was born on February 13th, 1930, in Syracuse, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Soule. She graduated from Central High School in Syracuse at the top of a class of 600 students.

She married George C. Rogers on March 31st, 1950 in Central Square. The newly married couple moved to the family farm in Clayton to begin their life together and raise a family.  Mr. Rogers died September 10th, 1986, at age 59.

Mary Ellen was a wife and mother first and foremost, finding her greatest joy in being around her children and grandchildren.  As the children got older she worked for eight years as a waitress at the C-Way Restaurant, and then at Graphic Controls from 1974 until retiring in 1992.  She also loved to read, a passion that developed as a young girl, spending entire days at the Syracuse Library. In her later years, sitting on her back porch watching nature was something that brought her great solace.

Surviving are six children, Mike (Debbie) and Ken (Lorraine), both of Clayton, Lonnie (Kim) of Pillar Point, Patricia LeConey and her companion Joe Favret of Clayton, Marcia and her companion Shannon Simmons of Clayton, and Barbara (Dean) Morrow of LaFargeville; 18 grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; a son-in-law, Dennis Bitteker; two brothers, Edward Coyea of Syracuse, and Howard Lowe of California; nieces and nephews.

One daughter Linda Bitteker, and one brother Gene Lowe, died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Omar United Methodist Church, Rt. 180 or the Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Rd., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

Condolences can be made at trjetty.com