6/9/2019 – Stewart P. Peters, Clayton

6/9/2019 – Stewart P. Peters, Clayton

Mr. Stewart P. Peters, 51, died on Saturday, June 8th, at his residence, where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. Per his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral, instead he wanted a Celebration of Life, that will be held Friday, June 14th, starting at 5pm, at the Watertown Elks Club.

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Stewart was born October 8th, 1967, in Gouverneur, the son of Stewart W. and Diane Jones Peters. He graduated from Watertown High School.

In his younger life he worked for a time at Renzi Bros. in Watertown, and then became a Correction Officer, where he retired in January of 2015, after 25 years.

He enjoyed deer and duck hunting, fishing, and going four-wheeling.

Stewart was a member of the Watertown Elks Club, the Sons of the American Legion Alexandria Bay Post, and also NYSCOPBA.

Surviving is his companion of 22 years, Laura Cupernal; one daughter and a son, Mikayla and Ian, both at home; his parents, Stewart and Diane of Chaumont; one sister, Nicole (Todd) Williams of Clayton; one brother, Aaron and his companion Susan Mayerle of Minnesota; one sister in law, Maggie, of Kansas; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

One brother, Noel (Aaron’s twin), died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.



  1. Maria VanPelt Posted

    Dear Ian and Mikayla,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. You are both much too young to miss these years with your father. I know it has been a struggle the last few years. Find comfort in these tough times that this may be the best and most pain free way. In quiet moments after this crazy week is over, be attentive to those moments of a strange feeling he is with you, because he will be…. always. Keep his memories alive and tell stories and talk about him often. As a brother and sister keep each close there will be nothing more important as you move though life.

    With much love,
    Mrs. Maria VanPelt
    LaFargeville Central School

  2. Mike Birchenough Posted

    many of great times between icefishing and tug hill. many hugs to the family. Rip stu you will be missed.

  3. Tom McGowan Posted

    Stewart & Diane,
    I am very sorry to her of your sons passing. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  4. vera gregory Posted

    So very sorry to hear of Stu’s passing. Will always remember his smile and quick wit. RIP my friend

  5. Kim and Tim Rogers Posted

    Stu was a great person with a great sense of humor! He always put a smile on my face – that is how I will always remember him. Please accept our most sincere condolences.


    Stewart and Diane,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers…

  7. DEBRA WEAVER Posted

    Laura, Mikayla & Ian,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I understand that you have all been so brave especially these last few months. Your dad will always be with you. Love you all so much, Aunt Deb Weaver

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