Robert B. Wagoner, 95, of Wagoner Park Road, Alexandria Bay, died Friday morning at his home under the care of Hospice and surrounded by his loving family.
Born on February 7, 1922 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. Robert was the son of Evard and Florence Dixon Wagoner. He graduated from Alexandria High School and attended Cortland College, majoring in Physical Education. He later received his Master’s Degree at St. Lawrence University and held his career as the School Administer at Indian River Central.
Robert served in the United States Army during WWII, earning the Bronze Star in the Battle of the Norwind. Purple Heart for wounds received in Heilbronn, and a Presidential Unit Citation for Norwind He later served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves. Continue reading
She was born on April 7th, 1954, in Alexandria Bay, daughter of Frederick and Dorothy (Graney )Brayen of Fishers Landing. She Graduated from Clayton Central in 1972, and attended Queens University, Canada, majoring in Theatre.
Patricia moved to New York City, and then to San Francisco, before returning to the 1000 Islands in 2008.
Patricia had a 30 year career in a series of positions within Law Firms in both NY and San Francisco. Patricia worked as a staff assistant in preparing Testimony and Litigation Briefs. She was very proud to work on the cases associated with the National Asbestos Litigation, while in California.
In addition to her work with the law, she was very active in the theatre. She produced an Off Broadway Play in New York City, and worked on a variety of projects and productions with her friends in San Francisco.
Patty will be best remembered for her love of animals, her generosity, a quick tongue, and her love of a good story retold.
She is survived by a brother, Michael and his wife Jeri, (Docteur), of Fishers Landing, two nieces, Rebecca, Mullica Hills, NJ, and Jami, Las Vegas, NV., and her many close friends in Clayton and San Francisco. A niece, Heather, died before her, in 2014.
There will be no public service or burial at this time, however, there will be a private summer service and interment at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made to the Fishers Landing Fire Department, Fishers Landing, New York, 13641.
John was born on February 9, 1940 in Clayton, NY, the son of Baptiste J. and Lillian Sulier Diabo. He was educated at Grindstone Island schools. He married Kay side on June 17. She passed away July 26, 1998. As a young man, John worked for the Big M grocery store. He then went to work as Marina Manager for the New York State Parks at Keewaydin State Park, Alexandria Bay. He retired in 2016 after 39 years of employment at the park. He was a former Clayton Lions Club Member.
John is survived by his sons, Doug Side, Redwood, and Eugene Side, Alexandria Bay; his daughter Cheryl Hunter, Hammond; brothers Ed Diabo, Florida, Larry Diabo, Watertown, and James Diabo, LaFargeville; sisters, Eva Conant, Florida, Marie “Dee” Heyman, Clayton, and Shirley Fisher, Clayton; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sisters, Louise Calhoun and Carol Bush, predeceased him.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 16th from 2-4 pm at Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. Graveside services at Highland Park Cemetery, Alexandria Bay, will be private and at the convenience of the family.
David was born on April 22, 1958 in Gouverneur, NY, the son of Benjamin and Betty Manning Tuttle. He graduated from High School in Hawaii and went on to serve in the United States Army from 1976-1980. He married Tami Felicia on September 24, 1983 in Gouverneur, NY. He worked as an electronics mechanic at Range Control for the US Army at Fort Drum, NY.
David is survived by his wife, Tami; their son, John (wife Tiffany), Gouverneur; their daughters, Jennifer Hawn (fiancé Adam Davis), Clayton, NY, and Danielle Tuttle, Hammond, NY; his mother, Betty Tuttle, Macomb, NY; his grandmother Doris Tuttle, Gouverneur, NY; his brother, Michael (Christina) Tuttle, Copperas Cove, TX; his sisters, Carol Tuttle (companion Lou Fiacco) Norfolk, NY; Joanne Hayes, Macomb, NY; and Mrs. Jason (Michelle) Brown, Richville, NY, and 11 grandchildren, 18 nieces and nephews, and 8 great nieces and nephews
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 at Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am at Costello Funeral Home with Father Douglas Comstock officiating. Burial will be in Redwood Cemetery with military honors. A gathering at the Redwood Fire Hall will follow cemetery services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org/Donate or the Redwood Volunteer Fire Department.
Fred was born on September 28, 1922 in Kane, PA , the son of John Frederick and Anna Mary Joneson Lind. He graduated in 1939 from East High School in Rochester, NY. He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific from 1942-1946, during WWII. Fred married Cora Thomann of Rochester in 1946; the marriage ended in 1954. He married Iris Goldthorpe of Greece, NY on April 16, 1955 in Rochester.
Fred worked as a production-control supervisor for 15 years at Hawk-Eye Works of the Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, then moved to Black Lake, NY as owner of the Hillside Camps resort. He also managed Ogdensburg Bowl in Ogdensburg, NY, and was later proprietor of Crescent Recreation Bowling Alley in Ogdensburg. In later years, he worked for various contractors, and was an estimator for Summerhays & Sons in Rochester, then at J.S. Thermal Systems and North Country Power Plant Consultants in Redwood, and for W.D. Brown & Associates. He had been an employee of Shepherd Showcase Co. in Rochester and of MacPherson Electric in Alexandria Bay; he was also a purchasing agent at Morrison Knudsen at Fort Drum. His last employment was as a purchasing agent at Pine Tree Point in Alexandria Bay.
He was selected as an All-Stars pitcher from among Rochester high schools. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed golfing and music. He was undefeated in a lifetime of chess matches.
Fred is survived by his wife Iris, his daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Laurie Lind) Petersen, Redwood, NY, four grandchildren (Erin DiCaprio Begel of Morristown, NY: Jeremy DiCaprio of Redwood; Joel DiCaprio of Cortland; and Zane Petersen of Binghamton); three great grandchildren, Aidan, Isaac, and Emory Begel; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his grandson Luke Petersen; brothers, Vincent, Theodore and Paul Lind, and sisters, Agda Marion Lind, Martha Swanson, Ingrid Litzenberger, and Signe Vanderweel.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, March 4th, from 4-6 pm at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. The funeral service will be at 6 pm, with Rev. Allen Ferguson officiating. Spring burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ogdensburg.
Bill was born on October 16, 1931 in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of Joseph “Buster” and Della Fortin Compeau. He was educated in Ogdensburg schools and then served in the United States Marine Corps where he fought in the Korean War. He survived the Chosin Reservoir and is therefore considered one of the Chosin Few.
He was married to Eugenia “Jenny” Szafranski from1948 to 1976. Bill married Betty Aylesworth on April 16, 1977.
He was a self-employed commercial contractor. He was the owner/operator of Compeau’s Lounge in Redwood and the China Bay restaurant in Alexandria Bay. He was also co-owner of The Golden Medallion Restaurant in Alexandria Bay. He was a longtime member of the Alexandria Bay Chapter of Rotary International. Bill was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman, and was an amazing cook.
Bill is survived by his wife Betty; sons, Michael W. (Karen) Compeau, Orlando FL; Marc J. Compeau, Morristown, NY; William J. (Ashley) Compeau, Adams, NY; and Matthew D. Compeau, Redwood, NY; daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Diane) Stromgren, Canton, NY; Mary M. Compeau, Alexandria Bay, NY; and Mrs. Javier (Kathryn) Jimenez, Redwood, NY; 13 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Wesley (Martha) Buffham, Potsdam, NY and Joanne McDermott, Greenwood, SC. A brother, Ernie Compeau, and a sister, Rita Foster, predeceased him.
Calling hours will be held at Costello Funeral Home on Friday, March 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 11am at the Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church with Pastor Freddie Webb officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s name to the Alexandria Bay Rotary Club.
Weedsport, NY. – Gary M. Reno, 52, died Sunday in the town of Sennett, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.
He was born May 20, 1964 in Las Vegas, NV, son of the late Gary J. and Sandra Shook Reno. He graduated from Western High School in Las Vegas. He served in the U S Army from 1985-1992, and for the Army reserves for several years following his active duty. A marriage to Angel Freeman ended in divorce.
He is survived by a son and his wife, Jon & Destinee Reno, LaFargeville, NY, a daughter and her husband, Cassandra & Shane Fichthorn, Alexandria Bay, a brother, William Reno and a sister and her husband, Laura and Barry Broadwater, all of Pahrump, NV. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Gary was very spiritual in nature, a regular church attendee, and an avid guitar player.
A memorial service with military honors will be held Monday, January 30th at 11 am at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay, with Rev. Jeff McIlrath, officiating. A celebration of life luncheon will follow funeral home services at the Alexandria Bay American Legion.
Donations may be made to an account in the name of Jon Reno, at Watertown Savings Bank to help cover funeral expenses.
January 18, 2017
Michael Whiting Davis, 64, formerly of Redwood, passed away Wednesday, January 18th at Albany Medical Center.
Mr. Davis was born on August 26, 1952, in Watertown, NY, son of Isaac George and Barbara Jane Harten Davis. He was educated at Hammond Central School. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Theresa, NY, for a number of years before moving to Perryton, Texas, where he worked as an EMT firefighter. Upon returning to New York, he worked for Berry Brothers Lumber Company, resumed dairy farming for several years, and finished his career as a long haul tractor trailer driver.
Mr. Davis was married to the former Sharon Dingman, and together they had three daughters: Cynthia Lee White, Holly Sanderson, and Helen Davis. In November 2001, he married MaryLynn Festa. He is survived by his wife and daughters, his brother Isaac “Butch” Davis, sisters Sheila Steele and Sheri Sayers, five grandchildren: Ashley, Austin, Christine, Jared, and Sierra; great-grandson Michael, and stepdaughters Jessica and Polly Festa.
Calling hours will be Monday, January 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff McIlrath officiating.