Mark S. Oakes, 58, of Sweet Flag Estates, passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 17, at Massena Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since December 8.
Mark was born September 25, 1952, in Syracuse, the son of Gabriel and Edna Oakes. He was a graduate of Salmon River Central School. He was a Wolf Clan member. Until its closure, Mark worked for the Marcellus Casket Company in Syracuse. He enjoyed reading and traveling.
A mass of Christian Burial for Raymond J. McGee, 84, Potsdam, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p,m.
Online condolences can be sent at www.garnerfh.com. Contributions in his memory can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Mr. McGee passed away on Friday, December 17, at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
Snowy Thursday had troopers mopping up after accidents in Lisbon, Russell, Hermon, Lawrence, Canton, Fowler, Louisville
On a snowy Thursday in the North Country, New York State Police report investigating seven vehicle accidents in St. Lawrence County, one in which a person was injured.
One person was reported hurt in a two-vehicle crash in the town of Lisbon at about 2 p.m. Thursday. Troopers say vehicles driven by Ronald E. Self, 30, Ogdensburg, and Charles R. Stailey, 38, Roaring Springs, Pa., collided on Rt. 37 near Five Mile Line Road.
Caleb M. Gillan, 17, of DeKalb, was in an accident in the town of Russell along Cty. Rt 21 near Lafaver Road at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Colton's Zion Episcopal has seasonal music concert Friday night
COLTON – Zion Episcopal Church’s Fall into Fall Series concludes on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. with a program of seasonal music performed by The Ad Hoc Singers directed by Sondra Goldsmith Proctor. Included on the concert are arrangements of familiar Christmas carols and compositions arranged and penned by some of the finest choral composers from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Malcomb Archer, Reginald Jacques, John Joiubert, Sir David Wilcocks, John Rutter, John Taverner and William Mathias are all represented.
Norwood United Methodist sponsors 'Blue Christmas' Sunday for people having a hard time
NORWOOD – The Norwood United Methodist Church will be having a “Blue Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary.
This service is for people who have a harder time than others during the holiday season, whether through loss, depression, or loneliness.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret E. Partlow, 84, will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Brasher Falls. Friends may call at the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop, Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Partlow passed away Friday at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Donations can be made to Hospice, Massena Animal Shelter or Tri Town Rescue.
Memories can be shared with her family at hammillfh.com.
Virginia R. "Ginny" Prashaw, 74, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, at her home where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
Calling hours are Saturday, Dec. 18, from 1 until 2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Fr. Stephen Rocker, pastor of St. James Church, Gouverneur officiating and burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville.
Clarkson University engineering graduate student wins poster award at International Conference
Clarkson University engineering graduate student Naresh K. Penta won the Best Poster Award at the International Conference on Planarization/CMP Technology in Phoenix, last month.
His poster, "Effect of polishing pads on tunable removal rates of polysilicon over silicon dioxide and silicon nitride films," was co-authored by P. R. Dandu Veera (now of Intel Corporation) and Clarkson Professor S. V. Babu, Penta's research advisor.
Hannawa logging is part of county plan
To the Editor:
Unions do nothing
In response to “Unions Needed,” (Sound Off, Dec. 1-7) if you look around, almost all the private sector union jobs are gone with the unions not having done anything to protect these workers’ jobs after all the dues they paid in. The only union jobs that are prospering now are the government unions that are just raising our taxes in these hard economic times, especially for us on fixed incomes.