Howard H. Carron, 84, of Plattsburgh, passed away June 9, 2022.
Howard was born March 1, 1938, to Edward and Laura (DeFayette) Carron of Redford, N.Y.
He attended Sallaz Academy in Redford and graduated in 1956. He enlisted in the US Navy after graduation and was assigned to the USS Zelima AF 49, in Oakland, Calif. After four deployments to the Far East, he was reassigned as an MM2, to the USS Laws DD 558. When his enlistment was up in 1960, he became employed with the New York State Department of Corrections in Dutchess County. In June of 1965, he became a New York State Trooper and was stationed in numerous stations in Albany and then in Troop B. Howard found a new hobby working with wood and soon took up woodturning on the lathe. His woodturnings grace the tables of many people who own his one-of-a-kind pepper and salt mills.
Howard was also active in the Boy Scouts, and was the Scoutmaster of Saranac, N.Y., Troop 35 for a few years. He then became the Scoutmaster of Troop 39 in Plattsburgh. He was awarded the Scoutmaster of the year. He enjoyed teaching boys new skills and watching them grow into successful men. While working as a Trooper, and managing a family, he found the time to return to school. He attended SUNY Plattsburgh, earning his degree in Speech and Hearing.
He and his wife enjoyed traveling and trips to Hawaii, Europe and the Caribbean were memorable trips taken. He also had a love for sailing and sailed his own boat for over 40 years. He became a Certified Scuba Diver and spent many vacations, diving in many of the Islands in Central America and the Caribbean.
Howard also had a love of skiing and became a Senior Member of the National Ski Patrol. He also had a love of flying and was able to fly small planes whenever he could. Late in life, he picked up another hobby, playing the Bagpipes. He and his buddy, another retired Trooper, decided to form a band with the help of two other law enforcement men, started the Police Pipes and Drums of Plattsburgh. He also was a member of the New York State Troopers Pipes and Drum band and enjoyed playing with his fellow Troopers. When he and his wife spent their winters in Florida, he also joined a band, the St. Andrew's Pipes and Drums of Tampa Bay. He spent many days enjoying he companionship of the band members.
Howard was an active member of the Association of Former New York State Troopers and the NYS Troopers PBA, and the American Association of State Troopers.
He is predeceased by his loving wife, Marion, of 52 years in 2020. He is also predeceased by his father, Edward and mother, Laura Carron, younger sister, Carol and stepson Rickey Walker.
Howard is survived by his stepdaughter, Karrie Breyette (Donn) of Morrisonville, N.Y., his son Craig of Suffolk, Va., and Maria Walker of West Charlton, N.Y., five grandchildren, Jason and Jamie Breyette, Jessica Pinson and Justin Walker, and Michelle Carron Helms, five great-grandchildren, Hailey Pinson, Ty and Drew Breyette and Isla and Aria Breyette, his sister, Rita M. Larche of Dannemora.
Visitation will be Monday, June 13, 2022, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 11 a.m. at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. Entombment will follow in the Town of Plattsburgh Community Mausoleum.
Donations may be made to the New York State Troopers Foundation for the NYST Pipes and Drums or the North Country Honor Flight.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. Plattsburgh, NY 12901, (518)561-3980. Online condolences can be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
Robert E. Baker, 90, of Sayre passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Athens Health and Rehab in Athens.
He was predeceased by his parents, Louis M. and Florence Miller Baker; brothers, Lewis M. Baker, William Baker, Carl Baker and Jack Baker; and his infant sister, Carol Lee.
Bob is survived by his children, Kathy (Mike) Ryck of Waverly, Denise Ford of Breman, IN and Robert L. (Lisa) Baker of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Nichole Ryck, Danielle (John) Dycus, Alicia (Joey) Farfan, Jimmy (Haley) Ford, Alexandra Baker and Theo Baker; great grandchildren, Christian, Stephen and Abigail Ryck, Winnie Farfan and Dawson Ford; along with many nieces and nephews.
Bob was born in Sayre, PA and graduated from Towanda High School in 1951. He went on to serve in the Air Force from 1951 to 1954. Bob joined the New York State Police and served for 22 years. After his retirement he worked for Valley Cable Vision as a manager for a few years. Bob enjoyed coaching Small Fry Football and loved working with the kids. He enjoyed wheeling and dealing in antiques and collectables. Bob was a prior member of the Waverly American Legion.
A time of calling will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 11 to 1 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. Burial will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, New York. Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to St. Jude. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Bob’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
Retired Troop “A”, Zone II secretary Tammy Werts lost her home on West 2nd St in Depew to a house fire on May 25, 2022. Everyone is fine but the house was a total loss. They lost everything but the clothes on their backs.
Tammy lives with her husband Dave, daughter Emily and Emily’s newborn son Dayn.
Please consider donating to the Werts Family. You can send donations to Troop HQ F/Sgt’s office or there is a gofundme page set up at www.gofundme.com
First Sergeant Joseph P. Wilkinson
Troop “A” Headquarters
4525 West Saile Drive
Batavia, NY 14020
I have been informed that Fingerlakes Life member Danny DeJohn passed away.
Services for Danny DeJohn:
Calling hours are at Schultz-Pusateri Funeral home on Maple Court, Newark, N.Y., on June 8th from 4 to 6PM.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Michaels Church, 401 S. Main St., Newark at 10:00AM, on Thursday, June 9th. have no other info at this time.
PLATTSBURGH — A bill that would rename bridges crossing the Saranac River on I-87 in memory of a state trooper who died from illness in the aftermath of 9/11 has passed the New York State Assembly.Brian S. Falb was stationed in Troop B in 1998 and remained there for 18 years. During the attacks at the Twin Towers, Falb was assigned to help in the search and recovery efforts in New York City.
In March of 2017, he died from cancer that stemmed from his time assigned at the attack site.
The State Assembly passed a bill on Monday that approved the bridges’ name changes in Falb’s memory.
“The North Country lost a true hero with the passing of Trooper Falb, and it was my honor to ensure that his memory lasts forever by adding his name to the bridges over the Saranac River,” Assemblyperson Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake), who sponsored the bill, said in a press release.
“He gave the ultimate sacrifice during our country’s time of need, and I am proud to join the community in showing our gratitude and appreciation for his service by renaming these bridges in his honor.”
HONOR HIS LEGACY
Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Michael Cashman said it was important for the town to honor Falb’s legacy.
“Trooper Falb was a dedicated public servant and member of the Town of Plattsburgh community, and it was important to all of us that the Town honor his legacy,” he said in the release.
A similar bill sponsored by Sen. Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury) also passed the state Senate.
It now waits for Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature to become law.
“Trooper Falb’s character and commitment to our communities were exemplary,” Stec said.
“He lost his life in the line of service after working as part of the search and recovery efforts on 9/11. I’m glad we can acknowledge his heroism and show gratitude for all he did by renaming the twin bridges over the Saranac in his honor.”
https://www.pressrepublican.com/news/bill-to-honor-fallen-north-country-state-trooper-passes-state-assembly/article_e0c814a2-dc3e-11ec-ae1c-3f89f3b9e33b.html (Accessed 2022-05-28)
The NTC Picnic will be held at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo, NY 14203
on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please use this link to purchase your tickets: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/90ed3e38/HuSiih7jOUavPbDYi_gUSA?u=https://form.jotform.com/221183758247158
23rd ANNUALCHICKEN BARBECUE
Sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of Former New York State Troopers
WEDNESDAY JULY 6, 2022
Festivities start at 5:00pm Dinner at 6:00pm
2299 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY 14227
(Just west of Harlem Road)
Beer and Soda
Fontana's Famous Chicken Barbecue
Potato Salad, Corn, Rolls and Butter
Coffee and Cake
Cost remains just $20.00 per person with guests welcome
Questions contact Terry Sutton @ 716 704-9866
Admission will include Door Prizes
For tickets mail checks payable to:
Niagara Frontier Chapter Former Troopers
PO BOX 328
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-0328
Checks must be received by June 22, 2022 Reservations a MUST
SORRY NO WALK-INS
Final Drawing for Limited 250 Club - LXXXIII
It is with deep regret that Major Eugene J. Staniszewski, Troop “A" Commander, announces the passing of retired Trooper Michael C Swyers. Tpr. Swyers passed away on May 24, 2022 at the age of 73. He joined the State Police on 01/24/74 and retired from SP Olean on 09/07/1999.
There are no known calling hours at this time.
You are cordially invited to attend the Trooper Foundation Golf Tournament: Wednesday, July 20, 2022, to be held at Victor Hills Golf Club, 1460 Brace Road in Victor, New York. GOLF: 18 holes, Captain & Crew
TEE OFF: 10:30 am shotgun start - RAIN or SHINE
COST: $440.00 per foursome. Includes fee, carts.
Breakfast (Coffee, Donuts & Bagels (8:30 am – 10:30 am)
Lunch at the turn: Unlimited Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sausage, Peppers & Onions, Grilled Chicken (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Dinner and awards (4:00 pm)
The Captain & Crew (4-man scramble) will be used again this year. All teams will shotgun start promptly at 10:30am, so plan arriving on-course no later than 9:45am.
Golf entries ALWAYS EXCEED what we can handle, so they will be entertained on a strict
FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED basis. No spots can be saved.
Only applications accompanied by a check in the FULL AMOUNT of $440.00 can be accepted.
Applications without checks, or with partial payments, will not be accepted.
This tournament is one of the finest in the area and we intend to continue that tradition. If you do not play golf, or are unable to play, please join us for the social hour and dinner. Dinner only will be $30.00.
Please note - Victor Hills is a Soft Spikes Only course; please, no metal spikes.
Also - remember to bring a small cooler to keep your drinks cold on the course.
Should you have any questions, please contact First Sergeant Brent Bowman at (585) 398-4141 or Kelly Cheasman at (585) 398-4107.
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