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Darlene D. Kinch

OGDENSBURG- Darlene Dawn Kinch, 69, of 947 Elizabeth Street, died on Wednesday morning, July 5, 2017, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse surrounded by her loving family. 


Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.


There will be no calling hours. A private service for immediate family will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017.


Darlene was born on March 21, 1948 in Watertown, NY to the late Carroll F. & Pauline J. Lockwood Gushlaw. She attended Lisbon Central School. 


She married Daniel E. Kinch on September 19, 1965 at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Lisbon.  Darlene was employed for 28 years as a Food Service Worker at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center before retiring in 2008.  She enjoyed bowling, shopping, weekly sister gatherings, and spending time with her family and friends.


Surviving is her husband Daniel of 52 years; four sons, Ronald Gushlaw (Lora Wade), Daren Kinch (Rhoda Murphy), Dwayne Kinch, and Bucky Kinch (Michelle Roberts); a daughter, Denise (Mark) Bishop; two brothers, Edward Gushlaw (Joan Handle), and Thomas (Claudia) Gushlaw; three sisters, Debra Taylor, Robin (Michael) Thayer, and Kim (Roy) Hatcher; eleven beloved grandchildren, Brittany (Andrew) Wieszczyk, Marc Bishop, Brandon Kinch, Brittany Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Kaila Jock, Elliot Roberts, Ryatt Roberts, Queenie, Kinger, and Elizabeth Spencer; five great-grandchildren, Blake Kinch, Jaslynn Murphy, Jack Pike, Quintin Murphy, and Ryker Edwin Murphy, and she was expecting a great-granddaughter in October. 


She is predeceased by her parents, Carroll & Pauline, and a sister Pamela Trombly.


In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Darlene’s memory be made to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, 5 Lyons Place, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or to support stroke survivors at http://americanstroke.org/donate/.


Online condolences in her memory can be made to www.laruepitcher.com.


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A candle was lit in memory of Darlene Kinch

Jack Giltinan Dec 24 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darlene Kinch

Mark and dawna larue Sep 14 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss I've just heard about the loss of Darlene. I bowled with dar for a few years in Heuvelton she always was up for a good game . We always had fun. I will cherish these memories

Dawna Larue Sep 14 2017 12:00 AM

Im sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one, Darlene. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting after the loss of my grandma. It is found in the Bible in John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon Jehovah God through His son Jesus Christ is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all the causes we have for suffering including sickness and death. Knowing this has brought me much comfort and it is my hope that these thoughts will likewise comfort your family during this most difficult time in your lives. If you would like to read these scriptures online or find more comforting thoughts, please visit jw.org. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss

Yeni Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

Denise, Mark, Brittany, Marc, & family,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom/grandmother. May you find peace and comfort in your happy memories.

With deepest sympathy,
Katrina Putman

Katrina Putman Jul 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darlene Kinch

Tracy Randall Jul 11 2017 12:00 AM

Darlene was such a sweetheart, my condolences to her family, she loved all of you very much and spoke of you often.

Tracy Randall Jul 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darlene Kinch

Susan Putman & Tom Mitchell Jul 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darlene Kinch

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A candle was lit in memory of Darlene Kinch

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