Harold Ames

March 25, 1934March 1, 2019

Mr. Harold J. Ames, age 84 of Pierrepont, NY passed away on Friday, March 01, 2019 at his residence while under the care of his family and Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 6th from 4-7 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, NY with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Burial will take place in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared Contributions in his memory can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley or to the Colton Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Mr. Ames is survived by his loving wife Carol Ames; sons John (Kathleen) Ames, Timothy Ames and his companion Kathy Machala, Steven (Becky) Ames, Thomas (Penny) Ames, and Daniel (Judy) Ames; daughter Kathryn (Fay) Bard; sister Iva Martin; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a son William Ames; grandchild Cassidy Bard; brothers John and Merrill Ames; and sisters Veronica Rood and Ann Lee.

Mr. Harold J. Ames was born on March 25, 1934 in Potsdam, NY to the late John Ames and Eva Grandaw. He was a graduate of Potsdam Central School. On March 3, 1955 he was married to Carol Dart at the Ogdensburg Cathedral. He retired from Niagara Mohawk with over 30 years of service. He loved working on his hobby farm. He enjoyed camping and playing horseshoes.


  • Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley
  • Colton Volunteer Rescue Squad


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 7, 2019

Harold Ames

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Trudy Lawrence

March 13, 2019

Dear carol,
Not sure if you remember me but I was one of your foster last name is Vallance yous took care of me yous were the best foster parents.yous help me alot .I remember the good times I had with you all and I'm so sad to see that Harold passed away.i didn't no til day after reading the paper or I would of been so sorry for ur lost he was a good person.if there is anything I can do I will my number is 3152618869 I would love t see u again.the last time I seen you was in potsdam hosp you took care of my son who had cancer and that was yrs ago.please give me a call God bless you

Paul White

March 11, 2019

To all the Ames family, I'm was sorry to hear about the passing of your father !I remember him from the evening pouring concrete at Steve's house I think for the garage! He reminded Me of my dad ,hard working,fun loving and just loved having a good time!

Joseph Charland

March 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of Harolds passing the good times we had together lots off memories that we will always cherish. He was always part of my brother Dons.
and my adventures witch were many.

Betty LaBar

March 5, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time ,remember the good times and the special memories

Rosemary Davis Knowlton

March 4, 2019

John, Kathy and families,

I am so sorry to read of your dad's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. With sympathy, love and prayers,
Rosemary Knowlton, Batesburg, SC (formerly Heuvelton, NY)

John Whitmarsh

March 4, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Condolences and Prayers for the Ames Family.

Michael Tulloch

March 4, 2019

What a pleasure to be Harold's doctor for many years. I can't remember even one harsh or unkind word from him.

Lois Sherburne Bartlett

March 4, 2019

Dear Carol, My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of loss. Harold certainly fought the good fight with great courage and determination. May he now Rest In Peace.
Carol, you were such a loving devoted wife who totally gave of herself for so many years. Many Blessings to you.
Love and prayers, Lois Sherburne Bartlett

Dottie Dart

March 2, 2019

You have been a caring faithful wife to Harold. He was very blessed to have you. So glad you had such good support for his care. Love, Dottie

Joe White

March 1, 2019

Carol sorry to hear of Harold's passing would be in to see you and family but I am in Florida. My thoughts are with you. We have been through many hard times with you. God bless joe and debbie White