October 12, 2013

Floyd M. Rock


FLOYD M. ROCK, 85, of Main Mill Street, died Thursday, Oct. 10, at CVPH Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1928, in Saranac, the son of Herbert and Delia (Rhondeau) Rock. There will be no public calling hours or services. Entombment will be at Whispering Maples Memorial Mausoleum, Plattsburgh. Arrangements are with Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru.

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Elaine M. Franklin

September 24, 2008

Elaine M. (Rock) Franklin


ELLENBURG DEPOT — Elaine M. (Rock) Franklin, 45, formerly of Route 11, Ellenburg Depot, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at her home in LaHonda, Calif., as a result of complications with diabetes, a disease she struggled with for many years.

She was born in Plattsburgh, Sept. 17, 1962, the daughter of Vernon and Helen (Welch) Rock.

Elaine graduated from Northern Adirondack Central School in 1980. She attended Canton College and continued her education at Central City Business Institute in Syracuse. Elaine loved her cats; and as a youth, enjoyed target shooting with her father.

Survivors include her two sons, Ryan C. Murdoch, stationed in Japan with the U.S. Air Force and David T. Rock of LaHonda, Calif.; her parents, Vernon and Helen Rock of Chazy Lake and Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Linda Buxton of Ocala, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Hany Fathalla of Cedar Park, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Martha Rock of Ocala, Fla.; seven aunts, Thelma LaBombard, Nesta Rock, Irene Gilmore, Colleen Rock, Jane Floyd, Josephine Bushey and Geraldine and husband, John Langston; four uncles, Leonard and wife, Julianna Welch, Thomas and wife, Joanne Welch, Bernard and wife, Patricia Rock and Weston Wilbur; a special friend, Michael Bouyea; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her grandparents; two aunts, Lorraine Rock Porter and Elaine Rock Bailey; eight uncles, Gerald Rock, Jimmy Wilbur, Francis Welch, Ralph Floyd, Martin Bushey, Richard LaBombard and a favorite uncle, David Rock of LaHonda, Calif., Thomas Welch Sr. and Edith Welch Barletta of Chazy Lake, Patrick Rock of Ellenburg and Percy Wilbur of Keene, N.H.

A graveside service will be held at a date and time to be announced at the Sheldon Hill Cemetery, Plank Road, Ellenburg Depot.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the David Rock Educational Fund.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers.

To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Elaine (Rock) Franklin please visit http://www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com

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Helen R Rock

CADYVILLE, NY — Helen R. Miller, 98, of Route 3, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

She was born in Cadyville, N.Y., on Oct. 21, 1908, the daughter of Joseph and Albina (Goddeau) Rock.

Helen married Norman J. Miller in Morrisonville on May 24, 1930. Norman passed away on Nov. 8, 2002.

Helen had a great joy for life and a terrific sense of humor. She loved to tend to her flower gardens and also most recently crocheted many blankets and gifts for her family. Most of all Helen loved to spend time with her family and friends and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the St. Alexander’s Church Altar Rosary Society.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Leward L. and Gail Miller of Plattsburgh, Larry T. and Joyce Miller of Plattsburgh and Thomas and Lucia Dashnaw of West Chazy; one sister, Mayford Gadway of Morrisonville; six grandchildren, Dean Miller and his wife Jennifer, Scott Miller and his wife Beth, Brian Miller, Carla Edwards and her husband Michael, Jennifer Donoghue and her husband Kevin and Elizabeth Dashnaw; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by eight brothers, Hurbert, Ernest, Wallace, Bert, Lewis, Perley, Walter and Arthur Rock; and two sisters, Mabel Rock Drollette and Nora Rock Sorrell.

Calling hours will be private and held at the convenience of the family. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Alexander’s Church in Morrisonville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. A reception will take place following the burial at St. Alexander’s Jubilee Hall.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Alexander’s Church.
Published in the Press Republican on 11/14/2006.

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Mayford Rock


November 22, 2009

Mayford Gadway


MORRISONVILLE — Mrs. Mayford Gadway, 96, formerly of River Street and most recently of Brookside Avenue, Morrisonville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with her family by her side.

She was born in Woods Mills, N.Y., on Jan. 8, 1913, the daughter of Joseph and Alvina (Goddeau) Rock.

Mayford attended school in Cadyville and was employed at Pal Blade for several years. She enjoyed flower gardening for all of her married life. Mayford was predeceased by her husband, Leonard S. Gadway, whom she married Feb. 3, 1934, at St. James Church in Cadyville; her brothers, Herbert, Ernest, Perley, Walter, Arthur, Wallace, Bert Rock; and her sisters, Mabel Drollette, Nora Sorrell and Helen Miller.

She is survived by three daughters and a son in law, Joyce Utzler of Morrisonville, Joan and Gene Crowley of Morrisonville and June St. Denis of Dunn, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Mayford’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday from St. Alexander’s Church in Morrisonville. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Memorial donations may be offered to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh.

Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at http://www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.


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