April 10, 2019
Lyle F. Docteur, 80, of NYS Rte 12E, Cape Vincent, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Emergency Room at River Hospital.
Lyle was born on June 4, 1938 in Watertown, the son of Frederick and Mable Reff Docteur. He graduated from Cape Vincent High School.
Lyle married Edith “Edie” Hammond on May 5, 1962 in Chaumont, NY. Together, they owned and operated Docteur’s General Store, Doc’s Hots Snack Bar, and Docteur’s Flea Market, all located in Sand Bay, across from Cedar Point State Park. After selling the store property, Lyle worked as a self-employed general contractor. He also owned race horses and was known in the harness racing circuit.
Lyle was a 3rd Degree member of the Leray de Chaumont Knights of Columbus in the parish of St. Vincent de Paul, Rosiere, NY. He was on the committee to build the Cape Vincent Recreation Park and was a member of the Cape Vincent Lion’s Club.
Besides his wife, Edie, he is survived by his son Scott (Elizabeth) Docteur, Clayton, NY; daughters, Jody Lynn Pettit, Clayton, NY, and Wendy (Steven) Carlson, Glenfield, NY; four grandchildren, Taylor Pettit, Makenzie Docteur, Jennifer Augliano, and Ryan Dee; and his sisters, Mary (Lawrence) Wiley, Massena, NY, Audrey (Al) Natoli, Webster, NY, Carol Fleming, Cape Vincent, and Jeri Lynne (Michael) Brayen, Fishers Landing, NY.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rosiere. The funeral mass will be at 1:00 with Rev. Raymond Diesbourg officiating. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul cemetery. A reception will be held at the K of C Hall following graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lyle’s name to the Cape Vincent Ambulance, PO Box 835, Cape Vincent, NY 13618.