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Mervin Richard Thomas
Mervin Richard Thomas, 83, of Conifer passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Born May 20, 1931 in Tupper Lake, he was the son of Paul and Lucille (Shaffer) Thomas. Merv attended school in Conifer and graduated from Tupper High in 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1952 to 1954. On August 26, 1956, he married the former Joyce Decheine and made their home in Conifer. Merv was a lumberjack most of his life working for Wilfred Decheine, Jim Larkin, Oneil Logging and Bencze Brothers logging. He also was a caretaker at Massawepie and Grasse River Club. Merv was a member of the Piercefield volunteer Fire Dept., the Dead Creek Club and the Nomis Club. He enjoyed going to camp, spending time in the mornings having coffee and exchanging stories at Larkin’s with all of the other morning regulars. He is survived by his wife Joyce, sons , Zane and his wife Ellen, Jeff and companion Amy and Scott. Also surviving are grandchildren; Paul, Lindsay and Adam and one brother Syd and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by one son Christopher in 1985. There were no calling hours, a graveside service was held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Gale cemetery.
As reported online at ObitTree
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Allen S. Delair
Allen S. Delair, 76, of Syracuse, formerly of Tupper Lake, NY, passed away quietly at home after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma on March 12, 2013. He was born August 5, 1936 in Tupper Lake, son of Lionel and Beulah (Sears) Delair. He graduated from Holy Ghost Academy in 1955 and joined the United States Navy and served on the U.S.S. Benham traveling the world. He was honorably discharged in 1957. Allen graduated from SUNY Canton ATC and moved to Syracuse where he worked for Powers Regulator, later part of the Siemens group. He retired from the company as an operations manager after 38 years. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years doing some traveling, tinkering in his shop and making great memories with his children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife of 44 years, Delia (Dechene); parents and sister, Carol Kope. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Susan (Rathbun); children, Richard and wife, Deborah of High Point, NC, Julie of Syracuse, Janet and partner, Bruce Mumley of Syracuse, Susan and husband, Mark Riley of Columbia, MD; grandchildren, Jeffery Newton of Boston, MA, Jason Newton and Daniel Newton, both of Syracuse, Christopher Delair of Myrtle Beach SC, Rebecca and Patrick Riley of Columbia, MD; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa LaFave and Georgia Fredricks of Tupper Lake and many nieces and nephews scattered throughout the country.
Allen was a wonderful brother, son, friend, husband, father and an especially loving and caring grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held at All Saints Church Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. immediately followed by a funeral Mass at 6 p.m. Interment will be at a later date at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Rescue Mission at 155 Gifford Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.
To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.burnsgarfield.com
As reported Tuesday, March 12, 2013 online in Syracuse Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York.
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Delia M. Delair, 66
Delia M. Delair, 66, of 125 Sunnyside Park Road, Syracuse, a Tupper Lake native, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at her home.
Born in Tupper Lake on March 26, 1936, she was the daughter of Ernest and Sarah Dechene. She graduated from Holy Ghost Academy in 1954 and from Mercy Hospital Nursing School, Watertown in 1957.
She married Allen S. Delair on July 27, 1958, at St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake with Monsignor D.J. Brault officiating.
Mrs. Delair worked for Dr. James F. Martin, Tupper Lake, and at the Jewish Home of Central New York, Syracuse, retiring in 1991.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Solace Church, Syracuse.
Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Julie and Janet Delair, both of Syracuse, and Susan Riley, Columbia, MD; a son. Richard, of Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters, Donna Kentile and Dorothy Bedore, both of Tupper Lake, Petesy Harris, Bridgewater, and Darlene Shultz, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; four brothers, Robert Dechene, Long Lake, Donnie, Robbie and Dennis Dechene, all of Tupper Lake, and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Sonny Dechene.
A funeral Mass for Mrs. Delair was held Saturday, April 20th at Our Lady of Solace Church, Syracuse. A grave side service was held on Monday, April 22 at St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Solace Church.
As reported Wednesday, April 24, 2002, page 3, columns 1-2 in Tupper Lake Free Press and Tupper Lake Herald, Tupper Lake, New York.
Genevieve “Jeanne” Laughlin, 87, of 700 E. Brighton Ave. died Wednesday at Community-General Hospital.
She was born in Benson Mines and lived in Syracuse most of her life.
She retired after working as an executive secretary for the former E.W. Edwards & Sons.
Mrs. Laughlin was a former communicant of Holy Cross Church in DeWitt. She and her late husband, Edward J., were the former owners of the Farm Delicatessen and O’Laughlin’s Roast Beef Tavern in DeWitt. He died in 1983.
Surviving are two nieces, Mary Ann Gosson and Delia Delair, both of Syracuse; a nephew, Gary W. Tefft of Medfield, Mass.; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Church, DeWitt. Burial is in Riverview Cemetery, Old Forge.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church. Butler-Badman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
As reported day, May 9, 1997, page D-4, column 3 in The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York.
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BIG MOOSE — Bertha Dunn, 92, of Big Moose died Friday at Eastern Star Home, Oriskany.
A native of Newton Falls, Mrs. Dunn also lived in Old Forge. She and husband, Walter, operated Dunn’s Lodge in Big Moose. He died in 1970, and two sons, Walter “Bud” and George “Joe,” also died before her. Mrs. Dunn also operated the mail boat in Big Moose and Old Forge.
Mrs. Dunn was a member of Big Moose Community Chapel, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Jolly Moosers.
Surviving are a sister, Genevieve Laughlin of Syracuse; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the Eastern Star Home, the Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Riverview Cemetery, Old Forge.
There will be no calling hours.
Friedel, Williams, Coriale & Edmunds Funeral Home, Whitesboro, has charge of
As reported Thursday, December 12, 1996, page A-18, columns 3-4 in The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York.
AUBURN — John P. McGrail, 72, of Castle Rest Nursing Home, Syracuse died Saturday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse.
Mr. McGrail was a native of Auburn and lived for many years in Pennsylvania. He worked for many years for the Piggly Wiggly Food Market Corp. in Pennsylvania.
Mr. McGrail was a communicant of St. Francis Church.
Surviving are his brother, Joseph of Auburn.
Services are Tuesday at a time to be announced in the Cherche Funeral Home. Burial is in Throopville Rural Cemetery.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 268 Clark St., Auburn.
As reported Sunday, June 16, 1996, page F4, column 5 in Syracuse Herald-American, Syracuse, New York.
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Delia C. Decheine
TUPPER LAKE — Delia C. Decheine, 84, of 1 Lincoln Drive here, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Born Feb. 15, 1911 in Tupper Lake, she was the daughter of Victor and Eliza (Cousineau) Mayville.
Mrs. Decheine was a lifelong resident of Tupper Lake and had attended the Holy Ghost Academy. She married Wilfred Decheine on Aug. 18, 1930 at St. Alphonsus Church. He died on Sept. 9, 1978.
Mrs. Decheine was a communicant of St. Alphonsus Church and its choir. She also sang for weddings, funerals, and social functions for many years. She was a volunteer at the Mercy Healthcare Center; she assisted as a sacristan at St. Alphonsus Church; and she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the St. Anne Society.
Mrs. Decheine was an avid outdoors person. She loved golfing, fishing, and hunting and was a member of the Tupper Lake Country Club.
Survivors include four’ daughters, Joyce Thomas of Conifer, Joan Frechette of Tupper Lake, Phyllis Decheine of Cheshire, Conn., and Sally Decheine of Burnt Hills; one son, Stephen Decheine of Tupper Lake; one sister, Lena Delair of Tupper Lake; one brother, Clarence Mayville of Albany, Ga.; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Richer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at the St. Alphonsus Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered by Msgr. Edmund Dumas and the Rev. Donald Manfred. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tupper Lake Rescue Squad.
As reported Monday, December 4, 1995, page 3, columns 1-3 in Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, New York.
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Sarah Adelia Dechene
TUPPER LAKE — Sarah Adelia Dechene, 84, of Mercy Healthcare Center and formerly of 50 Stetson Road, died Thursday evening, Jan. 27, 1994 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Born July 6,1909 in Downsville, she was the daughter of Franklin and Myrtle (Fuller) Parks. She attended Downsville schools, graduated from Downsville High School and lived in lumbering camps in the area until she settled in Tupper Lake in 1937.
On Dec. 31, 1927 she married William Ernest Dechene in Raquette Lake. When he retired they moved to Raquette River Drive. He died Dec. 3, 1977.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Donna) Kentile and Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Bedore, both of Tupper Lake, Mrs. Allen (Delia) Delair of Syracuse, Mrs. Lloyd (Donalda) Harris of Cassville, and Mrs. William (Darlene) Shultz of Sargent Bluff, Iowa; four sons, Robert of Long Lake, and Donald, David and Dennis, all of Tupper Lake; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Wright of Williamstown; 36 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Wilfred Ernest, who died in 1934.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Richer Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Alphonsus Church, the Rev. Donald Manfred or Msgr. Edmund Dumas officiating. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Healthcare Center or the Tupper Lake Rescue Squad.
As reported January 28, 1994, page 3, columns 1-3 of Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, New York.
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