10/17/2014 – Shelly A. Young, Fishers Landing

The celebration of life for Shelly A. Young, age 41, will be on Saturday, Oct. 25th, at 3pm, at Fishers Landing Fire Department. Shelly died Oct. 16th at her residence.

Shelly was born July 4th, 1973, in Watertown, the daughter of Lloyd and Darlene Hotis Young. She graduated from Sackets Harbor High School and attended JCC for a year.

At the time of her death she was co-owner of The Gal’s Place for 16 years.

She enjoyed collecting Coke memorabilia and really loved the Friday night classic car shows at The Gal’s Place.

Shelly is survived by her father Lloyd; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her mother died July 26th, 2006 at age 56.

Donations can be made in her name to TIERS or the Fishers Landing Volunteer Fire Department.

10/3/2014 – Barbara J. Wood, Cape Vincent

The funeral mass for Mrs. Barbara J. Wood, age 88, who died Friday at the Samaritan Medical Center, will be held at 11am on Monday, Oct. 6, at St. Vincent De Paul’s Catholic Church in Rosiere with Father Donald Robinson, Pastor of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2-5pm on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Barb was born June 26, 1926, in Cape Vincent, the daughter of W. Neil and Mabel C. McIntyre McWayne. She graduated from Cape Vincent schools.

On June 30, 1942, she married Henry (Hank) Wood at St. Vincent DePaul’s Church in Rosiere with Father W. J. Kelly officiating.

Barb and her husband purchased the Irwin Farm on Sand Bay Road in 1945 and a partnership was formed with their sons. In 1984, the farm was sold to their three sons. Then, a few years ago, the farm was sold to two of her grandsons.

She worked at the Cape Vincent and Clayton Post Offices, from 1968 until 1982. She also was a Tax Collector for the T.I. School District for many years and an Assistant Assessor for the Town of Cape Vincent from 1983 until 1996.

Barb was a past President of Altar Rosary Society at St. Vincent DePaul’s Church.

She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and especially traveling the world, including Sweden and Hawaii.

Surviving are three sons and their wives, Gary (Ellen), Joseph (Deb) and Alan (Traci), all of Clayton; Six daughters and their husbands, Bonnie (Paul) Docteur, Donna (Robert) Wiley all of Cape Vincent, Karen (Donald) Bourcy of Clayton, Faye (John) Carr of Houston TX, Vicke (John) Weller of Clayton, and Shari (Robin) McAllister of Maryland; 28 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; niece and nephews.

One great grandson, Henry, and two sisters, Inez Walker and Mildred Booth, died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Cape Vincent Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Service.

9/08/2014 – Jackie K. Davis, LaFargeville

Mr. Jackie (Jack) K. Davis, age 65, died Friday at his residence, where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. A memorial service will be at 10am Friday, Sept. 12th, at the Life Church of the Nazarene on Thompson Blvd. in Watertown with the Reverend Chad Clardie officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Jack was born May 14, 1949, in Kyoto, Japan, the son of Claude and Kazu Miura Davis. He graduated from Carthage High School and Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts.

On August 14, 1971, he married the former Karen Compton in Richmond Virginia.

He retired in 2005, after 33 years of teaching as an elementary school teacher, at LaFargeville Central School, where he was also the girls basketball and softball coach.

Jack was a member of the NYS Teacher’s Union, and a member of the Life Church of the Nazarene in Watertown.

He enjoyed fishing, playing games, and especially spending time with his family.

Surviving besides is wife Karen and his mother Kazu is a daughter, Amy (Andrew) Nase of Quakertown, PA; one son Adam (Alison) of Turnersville, NJ; two grandchildren, Amanda and Luke Davis; three sisters, Chris (William) Lighthall of Mexico, NY, Ginny Davis of Oswego, and Lisa (Phil) Krey of Conklin, NY; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to the Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Rd., Watertown, NY 13601.

9/02/2014 – Tod R. Edwards, Camp Hill PA

9/02/2014 – Tod R. Edwards, Camp Hill PA

Tod Robert Edwards, 51, of Camp Hill, PA, died on August 31st, 2014, on Grindstone Island, Clayton, NY, from injuries sustained in an accident.

He was the Group Vice President for M&T Bank, Lancaster and Harrisburg Offices; a 1984 graduate of West Virginia University and a 1980 graduate of Cedar Cliff High School, Camp Hill; served as president of the Mortgage Banker’s Assn; a member of Harrisburg Lodge #629, F. & A.M. and the Harrisburg Consistory; the West Virginia Alumni Assn., Central PA Chapter; the Cumberland Valley Chapter of The Ruffed Grouse Society; the Sons of the American Legion Colon-Couch Post 821, Clayton, NY.

Tod was born on November 30th, 1962; he was the son of Robert D. and Phyllis (Crocker) Edwards of New Cumberland, PA.

In addition to his parents, surviving are his daughter, Bronwyn E. Edwards of Camp Hill; his brother, Lloyd W. Edwards of New Cumberland; two nephews, Ryan and Eric Edwards.

Memorial services will be held at 6 PM on Friday in Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, 228 Bridge St., New Cumberland, with the Rev. Dr. Edwin Green officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 – 6 PM on Friday at Baughman Church. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to “The Nobody’s Cats Foundation” (www.nobodyscats.org), 3909 Hartzdale Dr., Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to the Clayton Fire Boat (www.claytonfiredepartment.org/fire-boat.html), 855 Graves Street, Clayton, NY 13624.

For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.Parthemore.com.

8/27/2014 – Peter D. Downey, Dexter

Mr. Peter D. Downey, age 53, died Wednesday, August 27, at his brother Ralph’s home in Clayton, where he was under the care of his entire family and the Hospice of Jefferson County.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at a time to be announced within the next few weeks.

Pete was born May 9, 1961, to Ralph Downey Sr. and Betty Stage Downey. Raised in Clayton, he attended Clayton Elementary and T.I. Central High School, Class of 1979.

He was a graduate of Oswego State University, Class of 1983.

Pete loved hockey and was a past goalie for the Clayton Pirates and Oswego State Lakers.

His work and his travels took him from Providence, Rhode Island, to San Diego, California. Moving back to Dexter, he enjoyed his friends and his home with a Lake Ontario view.

Pete was employed by Nexstar in Watertown, where he sold advertising and made commercials.

He is survived by the “Light of his Life,” daughter, 7 year old Julianna Jade Downey, Watertown; two brothers, Ralph Jr. (Billie Ann), and Ed Downey, all of Clayton; a sister Peggy (Mike) Bechaz of Colorado; Nephew Jon (Cherie) and their son, Hunter Downey; nephew Jamie Downey; a niece Heather (Terry) and son Kyle Craddock of Clayton.

Donations to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, NY 13601, would be greatly appreciated.

7/29/2014 – Paul J. Link, Omar

Mr. Paul J. Link, age 80, of NYS Route 180, died Monday, July 28th, at his residence, where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Calling hours are 5-8pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home on Thursday, July 31st, and there will a Funeral Mass at Noon on Friday, Aug 1st, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating.

Paul was born June 10, 1934, in Gouverneur, the son Everett and Edna Chase Link. He graduated from Heuvelton High School.

Paul served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1957, where he was trained in radio operations.

On August 22, 1955 he married the former Patricia Garnsey, with Father George Racette officiating.

After he was honorably discharged, he went to work as a letter carrier in Del Ray Beach Florida, until becoming disabled in 1974. He then went to school and worked for a number of years doing upholstery until he retired in 2012.

He was a member of the Clayton American Legion Colon Couch Post 821, a member at one time of the Knights of Columbus in Florida, and he was a volunteer firefighter in Florida for 15 years.

Paul really enjoyed talking, fishing, gardening and his cars. He was always working and seemed to especially enjoy his grandkids.

Surviving besides his wife Patricia are 3 sons, Paul Jr. and Scott of Omar, and, Stephen (Diana) of LaFargeville; 2 daughters, Jane Link and her companion Kathy Kraski of Colorado, and Valerie (Brandon) LaClair of Stone Mills; 4 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bernard (Niki) of MA, and Richard (Rose) of Texas; 3 sisters, Eleanor (Harold) Chambers of Heuvelton, Mary (Charles) Ames of Watertown, and Theresa (Larry) Crow of Heuvelton; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown NY 13601 or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St. Suite 304, Chicago, Ill 60611-3201. Or you can donate online at pulmonaryfibrosis@donorpages.com/tribute/paullink2014

7/21/2014 – Suzanne S. Hall, LaFargeville

Suzanne S. Hall, age 68, of County Route 3, died Saturday at River Hospital after being stricken at her home. There will be a graveside committal service on Wednesday, July 23rd, at 11am, at Omar Cemetery with Donna Fitchette officiating. Calling hours will be from 4-8pm on Tuesday, July 22, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Suzanne was born June 12, 1946, in Watertown, the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret LeClair Shultz.

She married Floyd Hall on March 7, 1980 in LaFargeville. Her first husband Wayne LeClair died in 1979.

Suzanne worked at various places from Watertown to Alexandria Bay. She worked at the Clipper Inn in Clayton for 18 years. At the time of her death she was working at Capt. Thompsons in Alexandria Bay. She also worked helping her husband run the family farm until selling it in 2006.

Suzanne enjoyed car racing, baking, knitting and volunteering. Being a member of Omar Methodist Church, she was also a chairperson for the outreach program at the church.

Surviving besides her husband Floyd are one son, Michael LeClair and his companion Jennifer Rhone of Clayton; two daughters, Michelle Angel and her companion Tim Carpenter of Omar, and Donna (Vince) Massey of Alexandria Bay;  Five step children, Paul Hall of LaFargeville, Loren (Pam) Hall of Clayton, Floyd Jr. of LaFargeville, Laura Hall of LaFargeville, Dina (Larry) Jareo of LaFargeville; 16 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and their wives, William (Cheryl) Shultz of Clayton and Robert (Jill) Shultz of LaFargeville; 3 sisters, Cheryl Karpel, whose husband George died in 2013, of Clayton, Sandra (Richard) Robinson of Great Bend, and Carolyn (Bubby) Bazinet of Clayton; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in her name to the Omar United Methodist Church.

7/7/2014 – Frank E. Phelps, Watertown

Frank “Spike” Phelps passed peacefully on Saturday, July 5, 2014, surrounded by his family.  Born February 28, 1935 on Combs Road in Brownville to Frank Benjamin and Myrtle (Durant) Phelps, Frank graduated in 1951 from Theresa High School.  He was married to his sweetheart, Theresa Pridell, in Antwerp, New York on July 24, 1954.

Frank worked as a truck driver for WT Burns Motor Express, and as a heavy equipment operator for the NYS Dept. of Transportation until his retirement in 1992.

Frank is survived by his wife, Theresa, three children:  Geneva Phelps Miller, Clayton, NY; Jane Phelps, Watertown, NY; and Tom and Wanda Phelps, Clayton, NY; five grandchildren (Christopher and Daniel Miller, Matthew Phelps, Erycka and Kerstin Phelps) and one great-granddaughter (Madison Miller).  His parents, three sisters and two brothers predeceased him.

At Frank’s request, there will be no calling hours.  A private graveside service and burial will be held at Calcium Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Donations in Frank’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Spike will be sadly missed by his friends and family, who were his greatest joy.

7/7/2014 – Joseph A. Gokey, Kansas City

7/7/2014 – Joseph A. Gokey, Kansas City

The memorial service for Mr. Joseph (Joe) A. Gokey, will be Sunday July 13th at 2pm, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Donna Fitchette officiating. Calling hours will be from Noon until 2, preceding the funeral.

Joe passed away June 29th at Kansas City University Hospital.

He was born February 26, 1957 in Watertown, the son of the late James F. and June R. Vanderwerken Gokey. He attended Clayton Central School and went on to serve from October 1975 until September of 1980 in the United States Marine Corps.

Over the years, Joe worked many construction jobs.

Joe loved fishing, NASCAR, football and his grand children. He spent a lot of time with his friends who he called them all “Mick.”

Surviving is his life long companion, Carolyn Webb of Kansas City and her three children, Misty Loder of Missouri, Julie Bellamy of Missouri and Lance Gibson of Kansas City; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, James (Sarah) and David (Carol) all of Clayton; three sisters, Linda Orvis and her companion Bill Babel of Clayton, Lisa Gokey of Clayton and Donna (John) Timmerman of LaFargeville; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is pre-deceased by one sister, Mary Kuglur, and two brothers’, Gary and Donald.

Donations can be made in his name to the Hospice of Jefferson County or the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

7/1/2014 – Reuben F. Carter, LaFargeville

Mr. Reuben F. Carter, age 83, died May 22nd, at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. There will be a memorial service at 3pm, Sunday July 6th, at Omar United Methodist Church with Donna Fitchette officiating and Reverend Mark Pierce assisting. Burial is in Omar Cemetery.

Reuben was born October 21st, 1930, the son of Clifford and Leah Paph Carter. He graduated from LaFargeville Central School. He then graduated from the Watertown School of Commerce in 1950.

Being a custodian all his life, he retired from the former Jefferson National Bank, the United States Post Office in 2002. And he worked for H. Lee Gill when he was running his barbershop. He also worked for North Health Systems, Inc., and for the Town of Orleans.

He was a former member of the LaFargeville Grange, Pamona Grange and the New York State Grange. Reuben was an exempt member of the LaFargeville Fire Department, a member of the LaFargeville United Methodist Church and a member of the Town of Orleans Senior Citizens.

He is survived by cousins.

One sister, Mildred, died before him in January of 1930.

Donations can be made in his name to the Town of Orleans Athletic Fund, or the local chapter of the American Cancer Society