Donald E. Jesmer

Williamson/Gouverneur:  Donald E. Jesmer entered into rest on August 10, 2017 at the DeMay Living Center at age 93.
Predeceased by his wife: Theresa Jesmer; son: Richard Jesmer.
He was born in Potsdam, NY to the late Charles and Margaret (Lawrence) Jesmer.
Don proudly served our country in the United States Air Force from 1945-1949. He worked as a Zinc Miner for St. Joe's Mineral Corporation and retired after many years. He was an avid outdoorsman especially loving to fish and hunt.
Survived by son: Stephen (Donna) Jesmer; daughter: Debbie (Gary) Schaefer; daughter in law: Carol Jesmer; grandchildren: Nicole, Ricky, Brenda, Shannon, Summer, Brandy, Desiree, Lindsey, Kinsey, Kaitlyn, and Carley; 13 great grandchildren; many extended family and friends.
Private interment in East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, NY.
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Lawrence G. "Larry" Cole

Lawrence G. "Larry" Cole

Lawrence G. "Larry" Cole, 81, Antwerp,  passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.
Calling hours were on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a funeral service at 1p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Rev. Beth Quick, pastor of the Gouverneur United Methodist Church officiating and burial in Hailesboro Cemetery.
Lawrence was born in Gouverneur on October 1, 1935, the son of Glenn and Monibel Brown Cole.
He graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1953 and served in the United States Army Reserve.
On August 22, 1957, Larry married Marjorie K. Andrews at the United Methodist Church parsonage with Rev. Wood officiating.
Larry worked at Cassaw's Gas Station, Dodd's Shell Station, Dodds Motor Company, International Talc Company, and he retired from the paper mill in Natural Dam in 1997 after 35 years of employment.
He was an outdoorsman, enjoying camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time at the family cottage on Black Lake. Larry was also an avid NASCAR fan, cheering for everyone not named Jimmy Johnson.
Larry is survived by his wife of 60 years Marjorie, his children Rocky and Carol Cole of Alaska, Roxanne and Ronald Slate of Gouverneur, Daniel Cole of Gouverneur, Dana and Amy Cole of Antwerp, his brother Scott and Sharon Cole of E. Syracuse, his sisters Gloria and Gary Smith of Harrisville, Delores and Ronald Hartle of Gouverneur, several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jason and Claudia Slate of Arizona, Matthew and Kelli Slate of Westvale, Gregory Cole and Kim Hilligas of Gouverneur, Nathan and Megan Cole of Gouverneur, Jonathon Cole of Antwerp, Timothy and Jacki Burns of Alaska, a stepgrandson Adam and Kristine Fykes of Alaska, his great grandchildren Alaxa, Erik, and Hannah Slate, Ethan and Quinn Slate, Wyette and Willow Cole, Teagan and Vivian Cole, Velelina and Chaeli Burns.
Larry is predeceased by his parents Glenn and Monibel, a brother Richard Cole, a daughter-in-law Jody Cole, and a great granddaughter Macy Slate.
Memorial donation in Larry's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

DeEtta Heh

DeEtta Heh, 92, Gouverneur, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse.
Calling hours were held on Sunday, July 2 from 1p.m. to 2p.m. Funeral servicesfollowed at 2p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur, with Rev. Howard Maxson, pastor of Fowler Baptist Church, officiating. Burial immediately followed at Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur.
DeEtta was born in Gouverneur on June 25, 1925, the daughter of Albert and Vera Porter Matthews.
She graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1943 and lived most of her life in the Gouverneur area before moving to Delphi Falls and recently to Clay, NY. DeEtta was employed at P&C Supermarket for 26 years, retiring in 1985.
DeEtta married her first husband, Francis Whitmore and had two sons Ronald and Richard.  She subsequently married James Roycroft who predeceased her. In 1967, she married Raymond Heh who passed away in 1988.
She is survived by her two sons, Richard Whitmore (Tina) of Liverpool and Ronald Whitmore of Idaho and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, a brother Elon Matthews of Liverpool, and several nephews.
DeEtta is predeceased by her husbands, parents, and a sister Janis LeClaire.
Memorial donations may be made to Delphi Falls Volunteer Fire Dept.