Funeral services for 88 year old Elwin J. Brothers, 454 County Rt. 44, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk with Rev. Andrew Amyot presiding. Burial will be held in the Hale Cemetery, Norfolk. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Mr. Brothers passed away Monday evening at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Elwin is survived by his son, Francis and his companion, Wendy, Chase Mills; his five daughters, Anna and Ralph Willard, Chase Mills, Debra and Frank Paige, Potsdam, Brenda Cook, Norwood, Rita and Daniel Sharlow, Raymondville and Phylis and Kenneth Derushie, Cortland; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; his brother, Wayne and Dawn Brothers, Chenago Forks; his two sisters, Blanche DeLing, Chenago Forks and Shirley and Pete Coleman, North Carolina; and his sisters-in-law, Gladys Blair, Norwood, Ellen LeRoy Simmons, Norwood and Hazel Felix, Norfolk.
He was pre-deceased by a granddaughter, a great grandson, his brother, Carl; and his sisters, AnnaMae, Ruth and Kathleen.
Born on July 17, 1922 in Stockholm he was the son of the late Julius and Gladys McClure Brothers. He married Mable Martin on September 25, 1954. She passed away on September 2, 2001. He worked as a carpenter for Dumont Builders in Potsdam, retiring in 1967. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and loved tinkering on cars. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Memorial Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Lawrence Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.buckfuneralhome.com.
The Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk is serving the family of Elwin J. Brothers.