Roy A. Skiff Jr., 56, Russell
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 9:20 pm

Roy A. Skiff, Jr., affectionately known as "JR", died unexpectedly at his home on December 3, 2017. He was 56.

Friends may call at the Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6th. Graveside services will be Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in North Russell Cemetery​.

A time of fellowship will follow at GT's Family Restaurant in Russell at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Lawrence Funeral Home, 21 Park Street, Canton, NY 13617.

"JR" was born October 13, 1961, in Potsdam, a son of the late, Roy A., Sr. and Pauline (Butterfield) Skiff.

He was owner/operator of JR's General Contracting, Russell. Previously he worked for J.A. Randi Construction, Coakley's True Value, Bill Collins Mobil and Martin's Beer Plant.

He was a member of the Potsdam Elks Lodge, VFW #1231 Men's Auxillary and Rock Pond Hunting Club.

Surviving are his daughter, Tasha; his companion, Linda Anson; his siblings, Harold (Theresa) Skiff, Joan (Randy) Jackson, Janice (Bill) Clough), and Sherry (Rusty Cota) Hamilton and Delta Ramsay; numerous nieces and nephews; his life long friends, the Jake & Elevene Corbine Family, to whom he was considered a son, brother and uncle.

Besides being a gifted contractor and "jack of all trades", JR enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping, shuffleboard and socializing with his numerous friends. He will surely be missed.

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