Frank L. Carpenter
ERIE, PA. — Frank L. Carpenter, 91, formerly of Plattsburgh, died Aug. 9, 2004, at the Presbyterian Lodge in Erie, Pa., where he had been a resident for the past three years.
Frank was born Oct. 8, 1912, in Whippleville, N.Y., the son of Wilbur and Oda Carpenter.
He grew up in Malone and attended Malone schools until 1927 when the family moved to Plattsburgh. He graduated from Plattsburgh High School and attended Williams College for three years. He followed up his college education by taking several correspondence courses in accounting.
He married Rose Jenks of Williamstown, Mass., Sept. 17, 1939, who predeceased him in 2000. After his marriage, he worked on the Alaska highway in the Yukon Territory.
He also served in the 324th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. Following his military discharge, he served as assistant financial clerk in the New York State Senate for five years and was associated with his father in public accounting for many years. He also became clerk of the Plattsburgh City School District, which led to his becoming Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs of the City School District from which he retired in 1972. Upon his retirement, he did part-time accounting work for the firm of Telling and Potter.
Frank served on the Plattsburgh Public Library Board and was one of the original members of the first board of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Service System. An accomplished violinist he played in the Plattsburgh Symphony Orchestra, was violin soloist with them, and later on played for many years with the Plattsburgh College-Community Orchestra. While in high school, he was chosen to play in the National High School Symphony Orchestra in Atlantic City, N.J.
He served as both Elder and Deacon in the First Presbyterian Church and was a long-time member of Clinton Lodge 155 Free and Accepted Masons.
He is survived by three children and their families, David and his wife Carol of Rainbow Lake, N.Y., Stephanie Rose and her husband Robert Briggs of Erie, Pa., and Barbara and her husband Harold Litz of Warsaw, N.Y. He is also survived by a sister, Norma Towne of Gansevoort; five grandchildren; and ten great-grand-children.
Two sisters, Grace Carpenter and Genevieve Goodspeed; and three brothers, Earl, Donald and Wilbur predeceased him.
During the last three years, Frank was lovingly cared for by the staff of Presbyterian Lodge in Erie, Pa.
Calling hours will be Sunday evening, Aug. 15, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at 11 am. at the First Presbyterian Church of Plattsburgh. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or Presbyterian Lodge, 2628 Elmwood Avenue, Erie, PA 16508.
Hyson Charles Benway
Ticonderoga — Hyson Charles Benway, 67, of Ticonderoga, passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at his residence.
Born in Granville, Dec. 6, 1936, he was the son of the late George and Anna (Dennison) Benway.
Mr. Benway was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War in the 101st Airborne Division.
He was employed by Telescope Furniture of Granville and the Slate Quarry in Middle Granville.
He has been a resident of Ticonderoga for many years. He was an avid fisherman and he loved country music. He especially loved all his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Mary (Garvin) Benway; four sons, Victor Benway of South Burlington, Vt., Danny Benway and Jeffery Benway, both of Vermont, and James LaRock of Cambridge; one daughter, Terry O’Brien of Burlington, Vt.; two brothers, George Benway of Whitehall and Bill Hayes of Glens Falls; and six sisters, Gloria Printy, Irene Dennison and Evelyn VanGuilder, all of Granville, Patty Valenzuela and Betty Gordon Saiz, both of New Mexico, and Gracie Lane Allan of Corinth. He is also survived by four stepdaughters, Kathy Bennett and Tina Belden, both of Ticonderoga, Mary Ellen Thompson of South Ticonderoga and Charlene Woodard of Putnam Station; one stepson, Chris Flateau of Schroon Lake; and many grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Sharon Reed.
Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin Street, Ticonderoga. A funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Russell Bissell will officiate. Interment will follow at the family plot of the Valley View Cemetery of Ticonderoga.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to High Peaks Hospice, especially Cheryl DuRoss and Cheryl Burris and also Dr. Chapman, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Rup Tandan.
Donations in his memory may be made to ALS Lou Gehrig’s Disease, c/o St. Peter’s Hospital, 315 South Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208.
ALTONA — Mrs. Shirley Gantt, 66, of Altona and formerly of Plattsburgh, passed away Aug. 10, 2004, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
She was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on July 24, 1938, the daughter of Joseph Peter and Helen Elizabeth (Mitchell) Stone.
Shirley enjoyed Bingo and camping. She was an avid chef and enjoyed watching the Food Channel. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.
Shirley is survived by one son, Mark Gantt of Altona; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Robin and Frank lannaccone of Suffern, Tammy and Harold Brendel of Lodi, N.J., Maryann and Chris Wilson of Pine Beach, N.J., Tracy and Leonard Rozell of Plattsburgh and Penny Rhino, of Altona; six sisters and five brothers-in-law, Betty Webb of Alabama, Mildred and Tony Marth of Florida, Dorothy and Glen Derrick of Pennsylvania, Sharon and Frank McKenna of Massachusetts, Sheila and Robert Rhone of Pennsylvania and Jean and Bobby Hughes of Pennsylvania; one brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Mary Stone of Plattsburgh; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Several aunts; uncles; nieces; and nephews also survive her.
She is predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Samuel Gantt who passed away June 21, 2000.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. Calling hours will also continue on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the Brown Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery.
Friends wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society or charity of ones choice.
Hazel M. Pecotte
Plattsburgh — Mrs. Hazel M. Pecotte, 101, formerly of Margaret Street, Plattsburgh and most recently Meadowbrook Health Care Facility passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at the CVPH Medical Center.
She was born in Ellenburg Center on April 5, 1903, the daughter of Robert and Tina (Peno) Ashline.
Hazel retired from Sharron’s Department Store and she was a member of St. John’s Church.
Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Roy C. Pecotte; and her three sisters, Nellie Light, Maude Lucia and Laura Fobare.
She is survived by her nieces, Mrs. Michael (Cheryl) Dodds and their children, Nick, Ben and Aaron; Julie Burkhart and her son Mark; Mrs. Brec (Patti) Norton and their children Amanda and Adam; Mrs. David (Judi) Estes and their children Hilary and Peter; Veronica Light and a special friend Mildred Gallagher; a nephew, Richard Nelson; several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 1 p.m. from St. John’s Church. Interment will follow in the family plot in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Friends wishing may make donations to the Activities Department at Meadowbrook Health Care Facility or Masses may be said in her memory.
Barbara (Sullivan) LaValley
PLATTSBURGH — Mrs. Barbara LaValley, 74, of 15 Hartwell Street, Plattsburgh, passed away at home on Aug. 8, 2004, with her loving family at her side.
Barbara was born in Gorham, N.H., April 8, 1930, daughter of John and Bernadette Sullivan.
Barbara graduated from St. John’s Academy in 1947 and attended Plattsburgh State Teacher’s College.
She married John S. LaValley Feb. 26, 1949, The couple had seven children.
Barbara loved art and music. She was an accomplished artist, for years fulfilling personal consignments for paintings and crafts, often exhibiting her work at local businesses and art shows.
Barbara is survived by her mother, Bernadette Vachon Sullivan of Plattsburgh; and sister, Judith Sullivan of New Orleans, La. She is also survived her husband, John (Jack) LaValley; sons, John and wife Waja of Irvington, N.Y., and Steven and wife Antonette of Cape Coral, Fla.; daughters, Suzanne LaValley, Lori Provost and husband Joe of Plattsburgh, Janet LaValley of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Patricia LaValley and husband Geoffrey Hargadon of Boston, Mass., and Lisa Wahl and husband Dayne of Hanover, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.
Barbara is predeceased by brothers, David and Carl Sullivan.
Barbara will be remembered for her wit, artistic passion and her love of her husband, children and grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be held Aug. 14, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, South Catherine Street, Plattsburgh, with Rev. Floyd "Jerry" Bleaux celebrating.
In lieu of flowers donations an behalf of Barbara may be made to Hospice of the North Country, Inc., at the request of Barbara and her family.
Arrangements are by the Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.
Danny Keith Ashley, 47, of Monroe, N.C., formerly of Morrisonville, died July 30, 2004, in North Carolina.
No services are scheduled.
Mark C. Holmes Sr., 36, of Pigeon Road, Malone, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at his home.
He was born in Lyons, N.Y., Jan. 14, 1968, the son of Edward Johnson of Port Byron, N.Y., and Mary Katherine Holmes Randall of Auburn, N.Y.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home in Malone. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Church in Malone. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.
Jonathan R. Bashaw, 21, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of State Route 30, Constable, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y.
He was born in Malone, April 27, 1983, the son of Robert H. and Cathy Roy Collins Bashaw.
There are no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. John Bosco Church in Malone.
Arrangements are through the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service, Inc. of Malone.
Marcel M. Bertrand, 31, of the Brown-Benoit Road, Owls Head, N.Y., died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 10, 2004, at the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y.
He was born in Malone, Oct. 11, 1972, the son of Leo and Nancy Hammond Bertrand.
Calling hours will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home in Malone. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Owls Head.
Patrick S. Carsen, 65, died at CVPH Medical Center on Monday, Aug. 9, 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will be in tomorrow’s paper. Huestis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Howard W. Wehner Jr., 61, of Lancaster, N.Y., died Aug. 9, 2004.
He was the son of Howard and Myrtle Wehner Sr.
Calling hours were held Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Charles Meyer Funeral Home, with services following at 8 p.m. Calling hours will also be held Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, N.Y. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Laurel Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs, N.Y.
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