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.

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.