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.

7/24/2013 – David I. Brown Sr., Clayton

7/24/2013 – David I. Brown Sr., Clayton

Mr. David I. Brown Sr., age 58, of Clayton, died Monday at his residence where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. Calling hours will be Friday, July 26, from 10am-12 at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home. A gravesite committal service will be at the Clayton Cemetery following calling hours. A reception will follow at the Clayton Fire Department.

Dave was born June 27, 1955 in Alexandria Bay, the son of John and Carol Matthews Brown. He attended Clayton Schools.

On April 26, 1975, he married the former Jean Slate with Justice of Peace Harry Cornell officiating. He worked for many years for Kellogg and Merciers Marinas as a fiberglass technician.

Dave enjoyed working on boat motors, country music and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife Jean is one daughter and her husband, Rebecca (Robin) Brant of Ontario, Canada; three sons, David Jr. of Clayton, Ernest Sr. and his companion Barbara of Cape Vincent and John and his wife Jennifer of Clayton; 10 grandchildren; four brothers, Andy and Richard of Clayton, Victor of Cape Vincent and Billy and his Fiancé Lisa Solar of Alexandria Bay; two sisters, LouAnn and her companion Mead Bishop, and Susan and her companion Danny Gushlaw all of Clayton; two brother in laws and a sister in law, Les Sanford of Cape Vincent,  Kenneth & Misty Partridge of Clayton; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Two sisters, Cindy Brown and Vicky Sanford, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Three Mile Bay Fire Department Ambulance Fund.

6/7/13 – Ralph E. Johnson, Clayton

Mr. Ralph E. Johnson, age 77, a summer resident of Clayton, died May 31 in Syracuse. Calling hours are scheduled from 4-6pm, Monday, June 24, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. A prayer service will follow at 6pm with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating.

Surviving is his wife Nancy, who he married in 1956. One son, Ralph and his wife Diane of Tennessee; One daughter Cynthia and Ralph DeLoma of Florida; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one sister Sylvia Baghdady of Connecticut; nieces and nephews.

Ralph, a retired firefighter, was a member of the Tuesday Geritol Golf League and the Wednesday Men’s Twilight Golf League.

Donations can be made in his name to T.I.E.R.S.

6/4/2013 – Robert D. Rivers, Clayton

6/4/2013 – Robert D. Rivers, Clayton

There will be a celebration of life for Mr. Robert D. Rivers Friday evening at 8pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Calling hours will be from 6pm until the time of the service.

Bob died December 20, 2012 at age 70.

Bob was born in Clayton May 24, 1942, the son of Harold and Marguerite Brown Rivers. He attended area schools.

Bob served in the United States Armed Forces and was honorably discharged.

He worked for years as welder at the former Frinks Snowplow in Clayton. Bob was a longtime member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department and received a bravery award for saving a little boy who fell through the ice on February 22, 1992.

Bob married the former Faith Ann Spandish November 3, 1973. Faith Ann died November 25, 2008.

Surviving are six sisters, Ruth Dunbar of Glenfield, Vernice Duford of Clayton, Bessie (Leo) Bennett of Watertown, Francis Bennett of Watertown, Anne Patterson of Albany and Terry Burns of Florida; one brother James of Dexter; nieces and nephews.

Six siblings died before him; Pattie, Harold, William, John, Thomas and Marilyn Russell.

4/24/2013 – Michael J. Lamphere, Clayton

A Celebration of life for Michael J. Lamphere, age 55, will be on Thursday, May 2, from 1 to 3pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, followed by a short prayer service at 3pm. Mike died April 22, in Watertown.

Mike was born June 17, 1957, in Lisbon, Portugal, the son of Donald and Lois Conover Lamphere. He graduated from 1000 Islands High School.

He worked construction for many years and was last employed by Hummel Construction.

Mike enjoyed painting.

Surviving besides his parents are five brothers, Donald and Brian of Florida, Dave of Albany, Bob of Clayton, and Jim of South Carolina; nieces and nephews.

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

4/21/2013 – Thelma M. Dano, Clayton

4/21/2013 – Thelma M. Dano, Clayton

The funeral for Mrs. Thelma M. Dano, age 91, who died Saturday at the SamaritanMedicalCenter, will be 3pm on Thursday April 25, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home with Reverend Donald Briant officiating. Calling hours will be from 1pm until the time of the service on Thursday. Burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Thelma was born on May 24, 1921, in Brownville, the daughter of Winfield and Carrie Weaver Docteur. She was schooled in Chaumont.

On September 1, 1939, she married Ellsworth Dano. Mr. Dano died on May 3, 1981.

She and her husband owned and operated the Redwood Diner and Grocery and also Dano’s Dabbers Painting Company for a time. She also worked for Sunnyside Nursing Home in Syracuse and for the last fifteen years she worked for the Clayton Payntor Senior Citizens Center in the ceramic department retiring in 1997.

Thelma loved to crochet, bingo and playing board games. She especially loved to play poker with her family and winning money from her grandkids.

She will be missed by all and in our hearts forever.

She is survived by one son Billy from Florida; three daughters, Sue (Joe) Shaw of Syracuse, Darleen Barbrow and her companion Art VanTassel of Theresa, and Marla Piper of Jamesville; two daughter in laws, Sandy of Clayton and Addie of Watertown; 21 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; one sister Catherine Walker of Chaumont; one half-sister Georgina Docteur of Maryland; nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband Ellsworth, she is predeceased by three sons, James who died on April 6th of 2013, Wayne and Nelson as well as Nelson’s wife Anna, one grandson, Joey Shaw. Six brothers and sisters.

4/8/2013 – James E. Dano, Watertown

4/8/2013 – James E. Dano, Watertown

James E. Dano, 72, of Allen Road, died Saturday, April 6, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton, with the funeral to follow at 4 p.m.

Born July 22, 1940, in Clayton, the son of Ellsworth and Thelma Docteur Dano, he graduated from Cape Vincent High School and Jefferson Community College.

He served in the Air Force from 1959 to 1960.

He married the former Adelaid Kalk on July 22, 1962, at the Clayton Methodist Church.

Jim worked for a time for the United States Army Map Service as a map drawer.

He also volunteered as an ambulance driver and EMT at Dexter Volunteer Fire Department, where he was also a member.

He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and doing crafts.

Surviving besides his wife are five sons, Steven and Ronald, Watertown, Michael (Colleen), Depauville, Edward, Missouri and James (Susan), Middletown; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother Thelma, Clayton; four sisters, Darlene Barbrow, Theresa, Marla Piper, Jamestown, Billie, Florida, and Sue (Joe) Shaw, Syracuse; a sister-in-law, Sandra Dano, Clayton; nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Wayne and Nelson, both died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Dexter Volunteer Fire Department.

10/24/2012 – Mary E. Yerdon, LaFargeville

The funeral for Mary E. Yerdon, 74, will be Saturday at 11am at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Donna Fitchette officiating. Burial will follow at the Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville. Calling hours will be from 5-8pm Friday at the funeral home.

 Mary was born December 14, 1938 in the Town of Orleans the daughter of Charles and Bertha McKinley Gillette. She attended Evans Mills schools. On May 11th, 1956 she married Wendell J. Yerdon.

 Mary owned and operated Yerdon Greenhouses for many years. She enjoyed going to flea markets, auctions, operating several variety stores, cooking and baking. Her greatest love was for all of her family.

 There will be a reception following the graveside service at the LaFargeville American Legion.

 Surviving besides her husband Wendell is her mother, Bertha of Ogdensburg; four daughters, Sindy (Hal) Matthews of Clayton, Elizabeth (Steve) Rolfe of Clayton, Tina (Colin) Mitchell of Clayton, Virginia (Dave) Sanford of LaFargeville; four sons, Wendell and his companion Gloria Fisher of LaFargeville, Jeffrey (Gloria) of Oswego, Jamie (Wanda) of LaFargeville, William and his companion Sue Herbert of Naples; 23 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

 One brother Harold died in 1969 and six siblings died in infancy.

10/1/2012 – Barbara A. Wootton, Omar

The funeral for Mrs. Barbara A. Wootton, age 80, will be at 11am Friday at the Omar United Methodist Church with Reverend Edgar Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Omar Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4-7pm on Thursday at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Barbara was born June 2nd, 1932 in Omar, the daughter of Clifford and Ruth Mitchell Schryver. She graduated as Salutatorian of LaFargeville High School. In 1954, she graduated as a Registered Nurse from the House of the Good Samaritan nursing program. On September 11th, 1954, she married Carol Wootton at the Omar Methodist Church. Mr. Wootton died in 2004.

She worked as a Registered Nurse at the House of the Good Samaritan for many years, where she was also was a charge nurse and supervisor. She also worked at an adult nursing home, retiring in the mid 1990’s. Barbara assisted her husband in farming and they also owned and operated the Hook, Line and Sinker Store near the 1000 Islands Bridge.

As a long time member of the Omar Methodist Church, she was also a member of the HGS Alumni Association. Barbara enjoyed sewing, reading and gardening.

Surviving is one son and his wife, Steven and Mary Wootton of Walworth NY; two daughters and their husbands, Debbie (Patrick) Gibson of Omar and Sherry (Gary) Millard of Glenfield; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Sheila Schryver of Tennessee; nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one brother, Robert.

Donations may be made in her name to the Omar-Fishers Landing United Methodist Church.

8/31/2012 – Fred D. Keil, Clayton

The Funeral Mass for Mr. Fred D. Keil, age 62, of Clayton will be 10am Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church with Ft. Arthur LaBaff officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Clayton American Legion, will be in Barnes Cemetery in the Town of Alexandria. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Fred died Thursday at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Fred was born October 20th, 1949 in Buffalo, son of Frederick and Florence Zachowicz Keil. He graduated from Buffalo schools and entered the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War. He was honorable discharged April 29, 1970.

After his discharge, Fred graduated from Erie Community College. He then went to work at St. Regis and Bethlehem Steel Factories in Buffalo. He then moved to Rochester and worked at Gleason Works. In 1988 he became a N.Y.S. Corrections Officer and retired after 24 years in January of 2010.

Fred was a past commander of the American Legion Colon Couch Post 821 where he was also a member of the color guard.

He enjoyed camping, Nascar, golfing, fishing and baseball.

After his first marriage ended in divorce, he married the former Barbara J. Umstead Nicholas on September 25th, 2004 in Alexandria Bay.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Amanda (Tim) Elder and Mrs. Carrie (Scott) Mattoon of Rochester; one step-son Jamie Nicholas of Clayton; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He is pre-deceased by a step-son Daniel Nicholas Jr., who died August 17, 2005, and also two sisters Cathy Haymen and Carol Jarworski.