OBITUARY

Alex Deshane

June 1, 1934February 21, 2019

Funeral service for Alex R. Deshane, 84, formerly of Norwood, will be held in the spring at the convenience of his family. Mr. Deshane passed away Thursday night (February 21, 2019) at United Helpers Maplewood in Canton with his loving family by his side.

Surviving is his wife of almost 60 years, Mary, sons Alex (Angela) Deshane Jr. of Massena and James (Cheryl) Deshane of Norwood, daughters Elizabeth (John) Guiney of Knapp Station and Jennifer (Michael) Jones of Norwood, a brother Cecil Deshane of Massena and a sister Georgina Moody of Norfolk, grandchildren Bridget Pike, Todd Deshane, Kristin Page, Emily Page, Matt Deshane, Travis Smultz, Jordan Drummatter, Evan White, Amber Jones, Jon Jones, 3 step-grandchildren and 4 step-great grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brothers Gerald and Peter, Deshane, a sister Viva Kelly, two half-brothers, 5 half-sisters, and an infant son Thomas Howard Deshane.

Alex was born June 1, 1934 in Norfolk, NY to the late Robert and Martha (Jandreau) Deshane. He attended Norfolk country school, then enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. After returning, Alex married Mary June Wolfe on March 14, 1959 at the Church of Visitation in Norfolk, NY. He worked for various farms in the area growing up, in the custodial department at St. Lawrence University, St. Lawrence County, and in the pot rooms at Reynolds Aluminum for 27 years before his retirement. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW and formerly the Railroad Club.

Alex will be remembered as a jack of all trades, he enjoyed music, especially playing the guitar, which inspired his children to be musicians. He loved collecting model trains, hunting just for fun, fishing on small creeks, brooks, and the Raquette River, and especially spending time with his family.

Memorial Donations can be made to Knapp Station Community Church, 3035 County Rd 47; Norwood, NY 13668. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.garnerfh.com

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REMEMBERING

Alex Deshane

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Marcy Lottie

February 27, 2019

Alex and Angela,
I am sorry to hear the news of your fathers passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marcy Lottie

Art Hurlbut

February 26, 2019

I wish to express my condolences to Alex's family. I met him in the Nursing Home while visiting my Mom who was also a resident there. We used to visit and he enjoyed talking about farming and reminded me of my Dad. I knew him for a short time but wished I had known him at an earlier age. He sure enjoyed music; we will all miss him.

Randy Wagstaff

February 25, 2019

Uncle Alex always treated me with a big smile! I will always remember all the summers as a kid riding our dirt bikes and staying with him and Aunt Mary. He was always good to us. God bless you Uncle Alex.
Randy, Christina, Stephen and Margaret.

Michael and Tammy Murray

February 25, 2019

Mary, Liz, Jen and family~

We have beautiful memories of your beloved husband and father from the many years of fellowship together at KSCC. We enjoyed his humor, kindness and the love and value he expressed to each person. He was a Godly man that loved the Lord, his wife and family. It's a costly loss to everyone that knew him. Our prayers are with each of you at this time, as you reflect on heartfelt memories with laughter, love and tears.

Coral Dill (Pierce)

February 24, 2019

My heartfelt sympathies to your family. I grew up living next door to Mr. Deshane. Such a kind loving man. Your family is in my prayers.

Jennifer jones

February 24, 2019

My heart aches when I think how you spent your final years, but I pray God has given you all the rewards you deserve. Until we meet again, “Thanks dad for the beautiful life”, your daughter Jenny

art phelix

February 24, 2019

I WORKED AT REYNOLDS FOR 34 YEARS, SO OUR PATHS CROSSED MANY TIMES, GOOD GUY TO WORK WITH , AND NEVER HAD ANYTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT ANYBODY, SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING, ART PHELIX

Kattie Nanticoke

February 23, 2019

My deepest heartfelt condolences. I just wanted to say that I’m so honored to have been his caretaker for 3 years. As much as he was a little bugger sometimes, my days and nights were all worth it with Alex. I for one am going to miss him terribly. May you fly as high as you can on that mountain my dear friend. Until we meet again Dad!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY