5/1/2014 – Liam C. Boyer, Clayton

Liam C. Boyer, infant son of Kelly and Brian Boyer, died at birth Sunday, April 27, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Services will be private. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Grindstone Island Cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Kelly and Brian Rusho-Boyer; one sibling, Lindsey; Maternal Grandparents, Leon (Junior) and Dawn Rusho of Clayton; Paternal Grandparents, William and Katherine Boyer of Athens, NY; Paternal Great- Grandmother, Eleanor VanSchaack of Catskill, NY; Aunts, Uncles and other family members.

Donations can be made in Liam’s name to either Lucy’s House, 120 Washington St., Suite 330, Watertown, NY 13601 or Children’s Miracle Network, 830 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601.

4/03/2014 – Gertrude K. Wells, LaFargeville

4/03/2014 – Gertrude K. Wells, LaFargeville

Gertrude K. Wells, age 80, of Robinson Road died Wednesday evening at her residence where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Mrs. Wells funeral will be on Saturday, at 10:00 am, at the River Community Church with Reverend Richard Barton officiating and assisted by Donna Fitchette. The burial will be later this spring in Groves Cemetary Lafargeville.  Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday (today) at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Gert was born December 28th 1933 in Carthage, NY the daughter of Howard and Florence O’Donnell Recor.  She schooled in Clayton and Lafargeville.  She became a licensed practical nurse after graduating Jefferson Community College in 1978.  She worked for a time at Samaritan Medical Center and retired in 1989 from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.  On March 12, 1950 Gert married Robert C. Klock, Mr. Klock died April 29, 1958.  On August 8th 1959 Mrs. Wells married Ross Wells at Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church.  Gert was a lay speaker and active member at the Omar United Methodist Church her whole life.  She enjoyed going to bingo, gardening, and especially being with her grand kids.

Surviving besides her husband are 7 daughters Joy (William) Joles of Theresa, Ann (Thomas) Owens of Syracuse, Mary (Terry) Jares of Colorado, Trudy (Douglas) Heatherly of Texas, Linda (Thomas) Hurteau of Clayton, Sara Wells of Oswego, and Christy Angus of Clayton, 2 sons Robert (Jane) Klock of Spencer, Micheal (Peggy) Wells of Clayton, 22 grand children and 17 great grand children, 1 sister Patricia Higgins of Watertown, 3 brothers Voight (Joan) Recor of Lafargeville, Hank (Ashley) Recor of Skaneateles, Larry (Kathy) Recor of Nedrow, and nieces and nephews.  Two sister-in- laws Norma Wallingford and Sandra Recor, 1 brother-in-law Frank Conant.

She is pre-deceased by one sister, Maureen Conant and three brothers, Earl, Corkey and Robert Recor.

Donations can be made in her name to the Hospice of Jefferson County, Omar-Fishers Landing United Methodist Churches, T.I.E.R.S. or River Hospital.

3/29/2014 – Amber M. Brown, LaFargeville

Ms. Amber M. Brown, age 30, died Friday, March 28th. There will be no public services. A service will be private at the family’s convenience.

Amber was born August 28, 1983, in Carthage, the daughter of Jim and Jamie Trudeau Brown. She was educated in Florida schools.

She worked various jobs around the Jefferson County area.

She enjoyed drawing and music.

Surviving is her father Jim of LaFargeville; her mother and step-father Jamie (Douglas) Russell of Carthage; her paternal grandfather Douglas Brown of Perch Lake Road; two children, Hunter and Gage Patchen of Dexter; a very special niece that was like child to her, Harmony Brown of Carthage; two brothers, Tom Brown of Palm Bay Florida and Devin of LaFargeville; one sister Logan Brown of LaFargeville; two step-sisters, Jessica (Derik) Putney of Herrings and Ashley Lee of Palm Bay Florida; two step-brothers, Douglas M. and Michael Russell, both of Carthage; Aunts and uncles.

3/12/14 – Barbara J. Burdick, LaFargeville

Barbara J. Burdick, age 75, formally of Penet Square, died Monday at Lewis County General Hospital. She had been a resident at Rainbow Community at Lewis County Hospital since April of 2011. The funeral will be at 11am Saturday, March15, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Donna Fitchette officiating. Spring burial will be in Adams Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 9am until the time of the service on Saturday.

Barbara was born March 10, 1939, in Brier Hill, the daughter of Edwin and Lelah Grimshaw Chapin.

She was a seamstress by trade working for various companies.

A marriage to Ronald Raymo ended in divorce. A marriage to Donald Burdick ended in separation.

She is survived by two sons, Stephen Raymo of LaFargeville and Timothy (Nellie) Burdick of LaFargeville; one daughter Constance (Michael) Brenon of Watertown; five grandchildren, Jarod, Jessa and Morgan Brenon of Watertown, Ronald Shultz and his companion Mariead Tauro of LaFargeville, and Colleen (Brandon) Drake of North Carolina; six step children, Steven (Georgeana) Burdick, Sharon (Thomas) Falto, Raymond (Kathy) Burdick, and Keith Burdick all of Altmar, Robin (Robert) Taylor of Lacona, Kenneth Burdick and his companion Patsy of Ohio; two sisters, Beverly (Nobert) Weiler of Boonville and Louise Tift of Gouverneur; nieces and nephews.

A daughter Cindy Raymo died before her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to either the Volunteer Transportation, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown NY 13601 or The Rainbow Community Room at Lewis County General Hospital.

A gathering of family and friends will follow the service at the LaFargeville Fire Hall.

2/26/2014 – Robert G. Frickman, Clayton

A memorial survive to celebrate the life of Robert G. Frickman will be held July 19th, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home n Clayton, from 1 to 3pm. Mr. Frickman of 535 John St., Clayton, died at the Samaritan Medical Center on February 25, 2014.

Robert was born in Syracuse on January 13, 1929, the son of the late Clinton A. and Dorothy C. Severance Frickman. He graduated in Syracuse.

On January 16, 1951, he was drafted into the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a sergeant on January 15, 1953, which included time served in Korea.

He married Ruth M. Sherman on November 1, 1953 in Syracuse.

Robert was a Customs Inspector for United States Customs for 31 years until he retired in February of 1989.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 821, Veterans of Foreign War, and served on the Float Design Committee of the Lion’s Club for many years.

His gardens at his Clayton home were admired by many of his neighbors and visitors. He loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, find a word puzzles, and was first to offer a helping hand to any neighbor that was in need. His great sense of humor brought joy and laughter to many family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth: a son and daughter in law, Mark (Laura) Frickman of Shelbyville, Michigan; a daughter Marcia Frickman-Kuhn of Burbank, California; his brother Donald Frickman of Clayton; three Grandchildren, Todd (Barbie) Frickman and Dustin (Carol) Frickman all of Smithfield, NC, and, Kyle Kuhn of Burbank, CA; two Great Grandchildren, Chloe and Connor Frickman of Smithfield, NC; nieces and nephews.

A sister, Sally Heath, died before him.

2/10/2014 – Beatrice Davis, Clayton

Mrs. Beatrice Comins-Davis, age 91, formally of Clayton, died Sunday at Summit Village. There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Amongst her survivors are a niece and two nephews, Carol Barton of Chaumont, Danny and Johnny Mike Schleher of Clayton.

Five sisters died before her.

2/03/2014 – George E. Dion, LaFargeville

2/03/2014 – George E. Dion, LaFargeville

Mr. George E. Dion, age 84, of County Route 15 in LaFargeville, died Sunday morning at the home of his son Steve, where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. A calling hour will be from Noon until the time of the service.

George was born August 26, 1929, in Salem, Mass., the son of Hector and Alice Dion.  He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in Salem.

He married the former Helen Kos, September 3, 1950 in Salem.

George retired from Hamblet and Hayes Chemical Plant in Salem.

He enjoyed going to his summer cottage in Southern Maine. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, snowmobiling and playing horseshoes.

He is survived by his wife Helen; two sons, Stephen and his fiancé Sylvia VanVenVoet of LaFargeville and Gary (Leda) of Lynn, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Ten brothers and sisters died before him.

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

The family would also like to do a very special Thank You to his caregivers, Gail Beach and Maryann Harding.

1/19/2014 – Dawn L. Gault, Cape Vincent

1/19/2014 – Dawn L. Gault, Cape Vincent

The Memorial Service for Mrs. Dawn L. Gault, age 62, of Cape Vincent, will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11am at the Cape Vincent United Church with Reverend Mark Pierce, Pastor officiating. Following the service there will be “Dawn’s Beach Party” Celebration of Life at the Cape Vincent American Legion.

Dawn died Saturday, Jan 18, at Upstate Medical University after fighting a courageous 4 ½ year battle of Multiple Myeloma, where she was surrounded always by her family.

Dawn was born January 27, 1951, in Rochester, the daughter of Donald and Ann McDonald Fudge.

She married Gary Gault, April 24, 1971.

Dawn was a waitress for many years while her children were growing up. She was Assistant Manager at one time at Fashion Bug and also was Manager of Payless Shoe Store in Watertown where she was recognized, out of 27 area Store Managers, as best performance and sales of the year Manager.

In 2007, Dawn returned to working in Schools after 13 years in retail as CSE Secretary at Lyme Central School until being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2009.

Dawn was past President of the Cape Vincent Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a Past Matron and member of the Eastern Star.

She enjoyed shopping, knitting and doing various crafts and was known for making her Cancer Awareness jewelry. Most importantly she loved going on vacation and visiting with her sister in Virginia Beach.

Surviving besides her husband Gary, is her mother Ann Fudge of Rochester;  two daughters; Carrie Anne (Mark) Smith of Cape Vincent, Angela (Angie) Gault of Watertown; one son Gregory (Carrie Lynn) Gault of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Tyler and Jordan Smith of Cape Vincent and Zoey Gault of Pennsylvania; a sister, Gayle Fudge of Virginia; two half-brothers, Scott (Skip) Fudge and Jay McDonald; nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Dawn’s name to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, California 91607.

1/19/2014 – Robert Ferguson, Clayton

The memorial service for Mr. Robert (Fergy) Ferguson, age 84, who died Sunday at his home, will be at 2:30pm Saturday, Jan. 25, at the River Community Church. Visiting hours will be from 1pm until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Fergy was born June 12, 1929, in Clayton, the son of Leo and Eva Guntorad Ferguson. He graduated from Clayton Central School.

He served in the United States Army for 4 years, where he was honorable discharged October 12, 1953.

On July 24, 1955, he married the former Marlene Reardon in Mannsville NY.

Fergy retired in 1991 from Graphic Controls where he was a Printer for 42 years. While working at Graphics, he also worked for the U.S. Postal Service part-time. One year after retiring he worked for the New York State Parks. He also worked for a time at the former Clayton Big M.

He was a former member of the Wednesday Night Men’s Golf League; he was a member of the Colon Couch Post 821 American Legion where he was past Commander and member of the Color Guard. He was also a member of the Clayton Fire Department.

Fergy enjoyed golfing, hunting and cooking at the hunting camp. He also loved fishing, especially Bullheads.

Surviving besides his wife Marlene are two daughter, Chris (Joe) Helmer of North Carolina, Terry Bearup of Clayton; three sons, Fred (Mary) of Avon NY, Dick (Colleen) of Oakfield NY and Jay (Laurie) of Holly NY; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

One sister Betty Puccia of Clayton, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to either the Hospice of Jefferson County or the River Community Church.

1/5/2014 – Leslie Palmer, Three Mile Bay

Beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Leslie Palmer of Ocala, FL and Three Mile Bay, NY, passed away peacefully in his Ocala home on Thursday, January 2nd. He was born October 7, 1924, the son of John Charles and Dora (Morton) Palmer in Clayton, NY. He excelled at basketball, baseball and football while attending Clayton High School and well after graduation. Mr Palmer served in the US Navy aboard the USS Colonial during WWII. He married Barbara Ann Gokey at St Mary’s Rectory in Clayton, NY on September 29, 1947. The couple had five children that they raised in Calcium, NY. He was a member of the Calcium Fire Department and in the mid 1960’s served as it’s Chief. Mr Palmer was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge. He loved nature and was a sports and hunting enthusiast. He and his son, John, traveled to Wyoming and Newfoundland to hunt mule deer, moose and caribou.

He began his career employed by the I R Poole propane gas company in Glen Park, NY. When they were purchased by Pargas he became a District and then Regional Manager. In 1979 Mr Palmer accepted the position of Vice President of the Southeastern Division in Waldorf, MD. They were later purchased and he retired in 1987 from Suburban Propane. After his retirement, he and his wife moved back to the north country to be closer to family. They traveled the US, Russia, Europe, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand.

His wife of nearly 60 years and two brothers, Morton and Stanley, passed before him. He is survived by his sister, Winnie Daughen of LaFargeville, NY. He is also survived by his children, Jan Palmer Looney and husband, Michael, of Waldorf, MD, John Palmer and his wife, Sharon, of Cicero, Julie Palmer of Watertown, Joseph Palmer of Cicero, Jeff Palmer of Cicero, NY and eight grandchildren, Tanner Palmer, Jennifer (Palmer) Parola, Jamie Palmer, Ashley (Palmer) Koester, Jordan (Palmer) McDonald, Joseph Palmer, Ryan Palmer, Jeffrey Palmer and seven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 18th from 1:00 to 3:00 at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton, NY. The service for Mr. Palmer will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers donations may me made to the Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water St, Watertown, NY 13601.