5/17/2018 – Margaret (Jeanne) Linn, Clayton

5/17/2018 – Margaret (Jeanne) Linn, Clayton

Mrs. Margaret (Jeanne) Linn, 90, formerly of Strawberry Lane, died Sunday, May 13th, at Summit Village where she resided since December 2014.

There will be no public calling hours or funeral. There will be a private funeral at the family’s convenience. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.

Jeanne was born March 23rd, 1928, in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of Henry and Marion Price Decker.

She graduated from Williamsport Area High School.

On November 2nd, 1951, she married Jacques Linn in Williamsport. Mr. Linn died January of 1989, at age 65.

Mainly being a housewife, she worked for a number of years as secretary for the Red Cross in Cortland, N.Y.

Jeanne enjoyed bowling and doing crossword puzzles.

Surviving are five children, Bill of North Carolina, Steve of Kansas, Patricia (Keith) LaLonde of Clayton, Debbie Alo and her companion Mark Brown of Freeville, N.Y., and Sandy (Darrell) Russell of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one sister Eileen; nieces and nephews.

Five brothers and sisters died before her.



5/3/2018 – Anna M. Soluri, Cape Vincent

5/3/2018 – Anna M. Soluri, Cape Vincent

Anna Marie Knapp Soluri, 60, of Dodge Bay, Cape Vincent, NY passed away on May 3, 2018 after losing a courageous battle against COPD.

Born December 15, 1957 in Watertown, NY, Anna was the daughter of Thomas and Nancy Latham Knapp. She and her Air Force family lived many places during her childhood. She graduated high school in Massachusetts. In 1977 she graduated from Central City Business Institute in Syracuse. She began her 33-year career in Syracuse with Niagara Mohawk, now known as National Grid. She retired from the Watertown facility in January 2010.

Anna enjoyed buying, collecting, and selling antiques. She was the owner of Knapp Family Auctions, Denmark, NY formerly known as Knapp Brothers. She also enjoyed entertaining family and friends at their St. Lawrence riverfront home. She was a member of the Niagara Mohawk/National Grid Watertown Area Retiree’s Club.

She married Robert Edward Soluri, Jr. on October 11, 1980. Robert is the former owner and operator of Soluri’s Pizza in Watertown for 33 years.

Among her survivors are her husband Robert and their two children; daughter Erin Marie and her husband Matthew Draper, Potsdam, NY and son Christopher Robert Soluri and his wife Erin Elizabeth, Liverpool, NY. She leaves five precious grandchildren, Benjamin, Allyson, and Aaden Draper and Gracie and Max Soluri. She is also survived by her parents, Tom and Nancy Knapp, Lowville, NY; a brother Laurence Knapp, Lowville, NY; a father-in-law, Robert E. Soluri, Sr. and his long time companion Shirley Miller; brothers-in-law Patrick Soluri and David Caulkins, Watertown, NY; sisters-in-law Toni Soluri and long time companion Michael Gilligan, Great Bend, NY; Tina Miller and husband Ronald, Sackets Harbor, NY, and Tammy Soluri and fiancé Patrick Tarver, Sackets Harbor, NY, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is pre-deceased by her mother-in-law Mildred J. Surace.

Those wishing to visit are invited to an open house at the Soluri’s Cape Vincent residence on Saturday from noon-4:00. There will be no calling hours or funeral, per Anna’s wishes.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anna’s name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, NY 13601.

A family and friends gathering in honor of Anna will be held at the family’s discretion.


4/30/2018 – Addie M. Dine, Depauville

Addie Mae Dine, 80 formerly of Depauville/Clayton passed away April 29, 2018 surrounded by family at Samaritan Summit Village where she has been a resident since 2014.

Addie was born October 20, 1937 in Depauville NY.  The daughter and only child of Gerald and Harriet (Hartman) Gould.  Addie attended Depauville Elementary school and graduated from Clayton High School in June of 1955.

On January 13, 1962 she married the love of her life C. Bernard Dine in Depauville NY.  They have 3 children Karen (Russell) Moseley of Rodman, Sharon (Arthur) Gamble of Clayton, Stanley (Virginia) Dine also of Clayton.

Addie became a nurse’s aid and worked for River Hospital (formerly known as EJ Noble), Coutts adult hope in Cape Vincent, and the Thousand Island Adult Home in Alexandria Bay before retiring in 2002 to care for her father.  She was also a waitress/cook for several local restaurants in the Thousand Islands area over the years.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and Eastern Stars in Depauville for many years.

Addie enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, gardening, canning, cooking, and most importantly spending time and laughs with her family.  One of her fondest memories growing up was making doughnuts with her mother and helping out at Gould Brothers Lumber with her father.

Addie was predeceased by both of her parents, and her husband Bernard.  Surviving besides her three children are seven Grandchildren:  Erica (Marc) Robbins, Kyleigh (Sean) Hummer, Russell (Kristin) Moseley, Amanda (Daniel) Davis, and Kristina (Brett) Kolankowski, Ashley Dine, and Reagan Dine.  Three great grandchildren:  Reed and Mackenna Robbins, Mason Davis, and one great grandson Carter Moseley on the way.

Arrangements have been in entrusted to T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.  Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 4th, from 4-7pm, followed immediately by the service with Reverend Don Briant officiating. A burial will be held at a later date at the Depauville Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to The American Cancer Society – Compassionate Penquins Relay Team c/o Becky Towsley, 16084 Falls Rd. Co. Rt  64. Watertown, N.Y. 13601

4/21/2018 – Linda M. Lowe, Depauville & Clayton

The Funeral for Linda M. Lowe, 69, who died April 19th, in Syracuse, will be held 3pm, Saturday, April 28th, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Calling hours will be from 1-3pm prior to the Funeral Service. A reception will follow at the Clayton American Legion Post 821.

Linda was born May 2, 1948, in Alexandria Bay, the daughter of Gene (Frenchie) and Betty Albicker Ransier.

She graduated from T.I. High School.

On October 5, 1968, she married Stephen Lowe, at the Clayton United Methodist Church.

In her younger years she worked for the Clayton Tent Factory, and for over 40 years she worked at Natali’s C-Way Restaurant in Clayton until having a stroke in 2009.

Linda was a member of the Colon Couch Post 821 Ladies Auxiliary.

She enjoyed murder mysteries, eating Hershey drops, and she enjoyed helping out by working at various functions at the Depauville Fire Hall and the Clayton American Legion.

Surviving besides her husband Stephen is one daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Tona) Dano of Clayton; five grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two brothers, Charles (Cindy) of Myrtle Beach, and James of Redwood; nieces and nephews.

One son Timothy Lowe died August 5th, 1996, at age 25, and two brothers, Allen in 1972, and Michael a few years ago, died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Clayton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 821.

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.