12/18/2013 – Julie M. Sippell, Clayton

Mrs. Julie M. Sippell, age 58, of County Rt. 3, died Monday at the Hospice of Jefferson County Ellis Farm in Watertown.

Her service will be Saturday, Dec 21, at 1pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Calling hours will be from 11am until the time of the service.

Julie was born January 28, 1955, in Watertown, the daughter of James and Mary Taylor Johnston.

She graduated from Georgetown High School. For years she was a homemaker and a caregiver.

Julie was dedicated to her family and loved keeping a beautiful house and garden. She always put others before her and cared devotedly for her stepfather Morse Dial during his long illness.

Julie was a caregiver all her life and always listened to her heart and went her own way.

She is survived by her mother Mary Dial; a son Christopher Thornhill of South Carolina; a daughter Mary Francis VanLandingham of Colorado; and one grandson Dylan.

Donations can be made to the Handweaving Museum on John St. in Clayton.

12/16/2013 – William A. Bowen, Port Byron/Natural Bridge

Mr. William A. Bowen, age 83, of Port Byron, died Sunday at Clifton Springs Hospital.

Bill was born in Seneca Falls, January 17, 1930, the son of William A. and Roseina Ward Bowen Sr. He attended Mynderse Academy.

He retired in 1985 from GTE/Phillips after 33 years of service. He then went to work for a few years at Ed & Jeans Grocery Store in Port Byron.

Bill was a member of the United Steel Workers Union and the GTE Quarter Century Club.

In his youth, and through the 50’s and early 60’s, he worked with his father, a well known area horse dealer around the Port Byron and Seneca Falls area.

Bill was sought after for his expertise as a horse trainer and farrier. He was a regular in horse show and rodeo arenas throughout New York State and was a top competitor winning many awards for his horsemanship.

He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed deer hunting, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and spending time with “the boys” on weekends. He especially loved the North Country and spending time at his camp in Natural Bridge, NY.

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary L. “Taffy”; one son William, two daughters Jackie (Dan) Arquette of Auburn and Christine (Timothy) O’Connell of Weedsport; grand daughters, Melissa (Michael) Reed of South Hilton and Brandy (Matt) Victory of Oswego; beloved great-grandchildren, Ellie, Sophia, Reed, twins William Patrick and Benjamin Michael, Reed, and Caden Nash Victory; a sister Jane Sherlock of Arizona; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. Bill enjoyed life to the fullest, therefore a Memorial Celebration celebrating his love of life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, January 4th from 3-6pm at the Sunset Restaurant, Division Street, Auburn, NY.

Contributions in Bill’s memory can be made to the Port Byron Fire Department, SPCA or to a charity of ones choice.

12/6/2013 – Robert Brown – Evans Mills

12/6/2013 – Robert Brown – Evans Mills

The funeral for Mr. Robert (Bobby) L. Brown Jr., will be Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the River Community Church at 1pm. Burial will follow in Evans Mills Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 Tuesday evening at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Bob passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec 5th. Bob was born April 7, 1952, in Alexandria Bay, the son of Robert L. and Sara (Terri) Pond Brown Sr. He graduated from Clayton Central School.

Bob worked for 18 years at Anchor Motor Freight on Wellesley Island and also was a Union Stewart there until they closed. He went to work as a car salesman for FX Caprara, Carriage House Cadillac and then at the time of his death he was a salesman at Caskinettes-Lofink Car Company.

Bob was a member of the teamsters union.

He enjoyed bodybuilding, tennis and football. And he especially loved watching his kids play sports and loved any outdoor activity.

Surviving is his companion, Kim Wilson of Evans Mills; two sons, Jarrad (Lucy) of Mannsville and Connor of Evans Mills; one daughter Kayla of Evans Mills; four step-children, Kristy (Chris) Curtis of Clay, Corey (Georgia) Wilson of McGraw, Chris (Amanda) Wilson of Brownville and Cole (Laura) Wilson of Kingsland, Ga; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Scott (Carol) and Judson (Lisa) both of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Lynnette (Ron) Duford and Michelle Youngs and her companion Rick Fitzsimmons all of Clayton; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to the local chapter of the American Heart Association.

11/25/13 – Patricia A. Luce, Cape Vincent

The memorial mass for Mrs. Patricia (Patti) A. Luce, age 61, will be at 11am Saturday, Nov. 30, at St. Vincent of Paul Catholic Church in Cape Vincent with Father Pierre Aubin officiating. Burial will be at the families convenience. Mrs. Luce died Monday at the Hospice of Jefferson County Ellis Farm.

Patti was born July 10, 1952 in Rochester, the daughter of Frank and Genevieve Juda Matula. She was graduated from East Rochester High School in 1970.

She married Kenneth Luce in March of 1999.

Patti retired from Kodak in Rochester in 1999. They then moved to Cape Vincent, where she was a bartender for 10 years where she retired due to her illness.

Surviving besides her husband Ken, is her mother Genevieve Matula of Rochester; three daughters Holley Dardzinski and her companion Mike Fuller of Rochester, Stephanie Dardzinski and her companion Sean Oberitch of Rochester and Jaimie Smith of Hilton; three grandchildren; two sisters, Kathy (Harry) Haver of Rochester and Phyllis Semeraro and her companion Larry of Rochester; nieces and nephews, including a special nephew Richie Matula.

One brother Larry died in 2012.

11/25/13 – Wesley J. Elliot, LaFargeville

The funeral for Mr. Wesley J. Elliott, age 71, of the Shimel Rd. will be at 1pm Friday at the Orleans Four Corners Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Norma Gee officiating. Burial will be at the families convenience in Redwood Cemetery. Mr. Elliot passed away Saturday at the Samaritan Medical Center.

Wes was born August 22, 1942, in the Town of Alexandria, the son of Walter and Martha LeClair Elliott. He graduated from Redwood High School.

On June 26, 1965, he married the former Jessie Payne in Watertown.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Wes worked and retired from the New York Air Brake as a machinist from the mid 1960’s until retiring in April of 2004. After his retirement he worked at River Hospital from August of 2004 until retiring again in June of 2013.

He enjoyed woodcarving and was avid gardener. He loved to torturing people and causing trouble!

Surviving besides his wife Jessie are nieces and nephews.

One sister Joyce Pierce, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.

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

11/25/13 – Daisy A. Barnes, Fineview

The funeral for Mrs. Daisy A. Barnes, age 89, formally of Fineview, will be at 2pm on Saturday at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Reverend Don Briant officiating. There will be a calling hour from 1pm until the time of the service. Daisy died Sunday in a Syracuse nursing home.

Daisy was born February 19, 1924, in Endicott, NY, the daughter of Ernest and Daisy A. Beagle Cornish.

She married Bill Barnes Sr., September 28, 1941 in Endicott. He died in April 1990.

Daisy worked in Fineview for years as a self-employed hairdresser. She was also an EMT for the Volunteer Wellesley Island Ambulance Service. She retired to Florida for many years and the last five years she lived in Syracuse.

She enjoyed reading.

Surviving are 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; one daughter in-law Carol Barnes of Clayton; nieces and nephews.

Two daughters Mrs. Annie Cole of Syracuse, Mrs. Diane Burrows of Florida, a son William (Bill) Barnes Jr. of Clayton and a brother Alfred Cornish all died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

11/14/13 – Helen H. Dodge, Clayton

Helen H. Dodge, 94, died Monday, Nov. 11, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm after a brief illness.

Born in 1919, she was the daughter of George H and Clara Lyon Hale. She was educated in the Binghamton schools and graduated from Wellesley College.

She served as executive director of Broome County Council Girl Scouts prior to her marriage to Smith C Dodge, and served thereafter as volunteer to numerous organizations including Girl and Boy Scouts, United Way, and Junior League of Binghamton.

A long-time summer resident of Clayton, she moved there full time after her husband’s death.

She was a communicant of Christ Church, Clayton, and a founding member of Circle of Friends and the Gay 90s as well as a proud member of Travelers Club.

She is survived by David H Dodge, Clayton; Caroline Dodge Fisher, Westford, Mass.; Peter L Dodge and Bernadette Fiocca, Ithaca; Wilbur R Dodge, Binghamton,; and Barbara Dodge Lake, Binghamton; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

10/28/2013 – Mary A. Morse, Watertown

The funeral for Mrs. Mary A. Morse, age 67, will be at 1pm Saturday, Nov. 2, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Donna Fitchette officiating. Calling hours will be 11am until the time of the service. Mary died October 27, at the Samaritan Medical Center.

Mary was born August 28, 1946, in LaFargeville. She graduated from LaFargeville High School in 1965.

She married Robert Denner in 1965. He died in 1981.

In 1994, she married Charles Morse, he died in 2004.

Mary worked for a time at the former House of the Good Samaritan in Watertown. She retired after 27 years as a Senior Accounting Clerk at the Watertown Housing Authority.

She enjoyed being in dart and baseball leagues.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Robert (Karen) Denner of Watertown and Ronald (Marsha) Denner of Stone Mills; four grandchildren, Ryan, Haley, Jack and Paul; three brothers Carl (Peggy) Lawler of Watertown, Scott (Karen) Derouin and Michael (Susan) Derouin, both of Stone Mills; nieces and nephews.

One sister, Nancy Lawler, died in 2002 and two brothers, Patrick died in 1999, and Freddy died at a young age.

10/14/2013 – A.J. “Stub” Gushlaw, Clayton

The funeral for Mr. A.J. “Stub” Gushlaw, age 77, will be Thursday, Oct. 17, 11am at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, Oct. 16,  2-4 and 6-8pm. A burial will be in St. Lawrence Corners Cemetery following the service.

Mr. Gushlaw died Sunday at his home after a long illness.

Stub was born May 11, 1936, in North Bangor NY, the son of Hermon and Marjorie Trim Gushlaw. He attended Clayton Central School.

On October 2, 1954, he married the former Jean Timmerman with Reverend Wright officiating.

Stub worked for a time at the Bathing Suit Factory in Clayton, then for 18 years at Borden’s Dairy, then until his retirement he worked at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.

He was a former member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department.

Stub loved working with wood and participating in craft shows. He also really enjoyed going camping.

Surviving besides his wife Jean are two sons, Clifford (Shawna) Gushlaw and Michael (Cassie), both of Clayton; two daughters, Cynthia (Chuck) Youngs of Clayton and Julie Hyde and her companion Dale Morrow of LaFargeville; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle (Albert) Allard of Massachusetts; four brothers, Butch (Shirley), Biff (Linda), Hermy (Patty) all of Clayton, and Rudy (Louise) of Massachusetts; nieces and nephews.

One sister Mrs. Alvira (John) Murdock, one grandson, and one great great granddaughter died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Hospice of Jefferson County or the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department.

10/10/2013 – Emily J. Clark, Clayton

The memorial service for Mrs. Emily J. Clark, age 87, will be at noon on Saturday November 9th, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with her son Reverend David Embrey officiating. Calling hours will be from 10am until the time of the service.

Mrs. Clark died October 8th at Summit Village.

Emily was born May 16, 1926, in Clayton, the daughter of Floyd and Mary Robinson Clark. She graduated from Clayton High School.

She then married Thomas Embrey. The marriage ended in divorce.

Emily entered the United States Marine Corps on February 13th, 1953, and was honorably discharged April 17th, 1954.

She worked for a number of years and retired from the Thousand Islands School District.

Emily was a member of the LaFargeville Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are two sons, Reverend David Embrey of Arizona and Timothy Embrey of Virginia; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She is pre-deceased by her brother George, and five sisters, Thelma Fluckiger, Frieda Edwards, Jean (Sarah) Clement, Ruth Monteith and Christina Smith.