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.

10/05/2013 – Eileen F. Baltz, Omar

10/05/2013 – Eileen F. Baltz, Omar

The funeral for Mrs. Eileen F. Baltz, age 83, will be Tuesday at 11am at the Omar Methodist Church with Donna Fitchette officiating. Burial will be in Omar Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9.

Eileen died Friday at Upstate Medical University on what would have been her 66th wedding anniversary.

Eileen was born October 18, 1929, in Theresa NY, the daughter of Lawrence and Adeline Gloor Garceau. She graduated from rural schools.

On October 4, 1947, she married Harold Baltz, at the Theresa Methodist Church. Mr. Baltz February 5, 1998 at age 73.

She worked for a time at a knitting mill in Clayton and she worked as a waitress at various restaurants in Theresa and the 1000 Islands area. She then assisted her husband in the operation of their farm.

Eileen was a member of the Omar Methodist Church.

She enjoyed baking and going on bus trips with her son Richard.

Surviving are three sons, Richard and David (Barbara) both of Omar and Mark (Diane) of Clayton; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence Jr. of Ogdensburg and John (Millie) of Omar; nieces and nephews.

One Joseph, as well as five sisters, Mary Davis, Grace Garceau, Elsie Jones, Gloria Garceau and Bertha Brown, died before her.

Donations can be made to the Omar United Methodist Church or the Fishers Landing Fire Department.

9/22/2013 – Larry J. Tubolino, LaFargeville

Larry J. Tubolino, 63, of Tubolino Road, died Saturday evening, Sept. 21, in the emergency room of River Hospital, Alexandria Bay, after being stricken with a heart attack at his camp.

There will be no funeral or calling hours per his wishes.

Born June 27, 1950, in Watertown, the son of Joseph and Betty St. Pierre Tubolino, he attended schools in LaFargeville.

He married the former Judy Backus on Aug. 1, 1970, in Oxbow.

Larry worked for years at various construction companies, including, Stan Bach’s and then Billy Bach’s. At the time of his death he worked for two years at Manfred Construction in Ticonderoga.

He was a member of the Teamsters Union and the National Rifle Association.

Larry enjoyed fishing, hunting, was an avid outdoorsmen and loved NASCAR.

Surviving besides his wife Judy is his mother Betty of LaFargeville; one daughter Marcy Pena of Clayton; one son Jeffrey (Robin) of Clifton Park; one brother Dan and his wife Patricia of LaFargeville; six grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to the Indian River Ambulance Service, PO Box 245, Philadelphia, NY, 13673. 


9/22/2013 – Jonathan M. Patchen, Alexandria Bay

9/22/2013 – Jonathan M. Patchen, Alexandria Bay

Jonathan M. Patchen, age 23, died Saturday after a one vehicle accident.

The funeral will be at 10am Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Depauville United Methodist Church with Reverend Donald Briant Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Depauville Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5-8pm Tuesday evening at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Jonathan was born April 26, 1990, in Watertown, the son of Paul and Wendy Votra Patchen. He graduated from Alexandria Bay Central School, where he also attended BOCES learning Heavy Equipment Operation.

He worked, since May, after moving back from Kentucky, for Jeff Butcher Well Drilling and Water Systems of Alexandria Bay.

Jonathan enjoyed four-wheeling, snowmobiling, duck hunting, ice fishing, working on small engines and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving is his mother Wendy Votra of Alexandria Bay; his father Paul Patchen of Depauville; his paternal grandmother Patricia Patchen of LaFargeville; maternal grandfather Marvin Votra of Cape Vincent; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Donations can be made in his name to TIERS of Clayton.

9/9/2013 – Frank W. Slate, Grindstone Island

9/9/2013 – Frank W. Slate, Grindstone Island

Mr. Frank W. Slate, age 45, of Grindstone Island died Sunday, Sept 8th.

Calling hours will be from 3-7pm Thursday, Sept.12, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. There will be a graveside committal service at 10am, Friday morning at Grindstone Island Cemetery. A reception will follow at Dodge Hall.

Clayton Island Tours will be providing transportation for anyone who would like to attend the funeral on Friday. Pickup will be at 9am at the Clayton Municipal Docks, downtown, with a return time of 1:30pm.

Donations can be made in his name to an Education Fund for his daughter, Emma, C/O Community Bank, State Street, Clayton.

Frank was born October 18, 1967, in Alexandria Bay, the son of Erma Slate. He was a 1986 graduate of Thousand Islands High School.

Frank worked as a Marine Mechanic until the time of his death for over 27 years for Northern Marine. All who worked with Frank at the marina were considered members of his family.

On August 25, 2001, he married the former Betty Paxton, on Grindstone Island, with over 400 people attending.

Frank enjoyed going to Potters Beach, hunting, snowmobiling, carving decoys and especially spending time with his daughter Emma.

Surviving besides his wife Betty is a daughter, Emma, at home; his mother, Erma Slate of Grindstone; one brother Harry and is wife Urch (Eileen) of Grindstone; his mother-in-law and her husband Kitty and Salt Garnsey of Florida; aunts and uncles; nieces, nephews, cousins: and his extended family and friends of Grindstone Island.

9/6/2013 – Donald R. Pierce, St. Lawrence Corners

Mr. Donald R. Pierce, age 77, died Thursday at the Samaritan Keep Home where he was a resident.

The funeral will be 11am on Monday, Sept. 9, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Donna Fitchette officiating. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Corners cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-5pm at the funeral home.

Don was born February 20, 1936, in Theresa, the son of Clarence and Flora Webb Pierce. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1955.

On August 30, 1959, he married the former Janet Tallman in Sackets Harbor.

Don worked for a time at the Grand Union Supermarkets in Mexico, Watertown, Clayton and Pulaski. He retired in February of 1998 at Buker’s Big M in Clayton, where he was grocery manager.

He served in the United States Naval Reserves for 12 years.

Don was a former member of the Mexico Lions Club, where he was also King Lion. He was a former member of the Mexico Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge #136.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting, cooking, bowling and coaching little league baseball.

Surviving besides his wife Janet are one son, Robert of Clayton; two daughters and their husbands, Paul and Amy Garceau of LaFargeville, and Tim and Karen Doney of Clayton; three grandchildren, Erin Doney, Ian Doney and Christopher Garceau; one great grandson Brendan; three brothers, William (Ruby) Brady of Cazenovia, Wendell (Eileen) Pierce of Watertown, and Larry Pierce of Brownville; nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Gerald and Clarence Jr. both of Watertown, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Samaritan Keep Home Patient Care Fund.

8/15/2013 – George A. Allen, Clayton

8/15/2013 – George A. Allen, Clayton

Mr. George A. Allen, age 73, of House Rd., passed away Wednesday at the River Hospital in Alexandria Bay after being stricken at home. There will be a graveside committal service Saturday, Aug. 17, at 3pm at the Sackets Harbor Military Cemetery with full military honors. Dress is casual.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home.

George was born November 26th, 1939, in Moira, NY, the son Albert and Kathryn Pierce Allen. He attended schools in Albany. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1955 where he served until 1957. He then enlisted in the United States Navy where he served until he retired in 1978 at the rank of Petty Officer First Class.

After his Navy retirement Mr. Allen worked in Charleston, SC, before moving to Clayton in 1984. George worked at Clayton Marina as a forklift operator until 1992 where he then became a truck driver for Ikon Office Solutions, retiring in 2003.

He married the former Elizabeth Mulyca on December 20, 1975. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Deborah Karrick of Charleston, SC, Tina Randle of Clayton and Tracie Heise of Rochester; one son Richard (Stephanie)  Badi of Clayton; six grandchildren, Shalee Karrick of Charleston, SC, Jill Randle of Watertown, Wyatt and Dillon Badi both of Clayton, Peyton Elizabeth and Nathan Heise of Rochester; nieces and nephews.

Two brothers and one sister died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Fleet Reserve Association, Administrative Headquarters, 125 N. West St., Alexandria Virginia 22314-2754.