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Kerry R. Thornton

OGDENSBURG-Graveside services for Kerry R. Thornton, 93, of Ogdensburg will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Ogdensburgh Cemetery, with Rev. Donna Fitchette officiating.   Full Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery.

Mr. Thornton died on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center emergency room.

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

Kerry R. Thornton was born on February 29, 1924 in Depeyster, NY, he was the son of the late Burdon and Mary (Rounds) Thornton.  He received his diploma from Heuvelton Central School.  He served in the United States Army during World War Two.  On January 22, 1949 he married Sally Farley at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ogdensburg. He worked as a Crane Operator at ALCOA in Massena for over forty years.  He was a member of the Depeyster United Methodist Church, he enjoyed fishing, ice fishing especially, reading, working, crossword puzzles, feeding birds and taking walks.


He is survived by his nephews Kerry Merritt and his wife Cindy of Depeyster and Merle Thornton and his wife Starr of Saranac.  He is also survived by his niece; Carolyn Myers of Gasport, NY. 

He was predeceased by his wife Sally Thornton on March 2, 2016.  He was also predeceased by his brothers; Merlyn and Clint Thornton and his sister Jean Merritt.

The family of Kerry Thornton wish to extend a special thank you to the employees and caregivers of United Helpers Riverledge Nursing Home in the Claxton Neighborhood

Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.

Donations in Kerry’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Sorry for your loss, now he's with Sally, may he rest in peace. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Pat Mandigo Jun 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kerry Thornton

Pat Mandigo Jun 10 2017 12:00 AM

Kerry and Cindy and family, I am sorry to read of your uncle's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, sympathy and prayers, Rosemary

Rosemary Davis Knowlton, Batesburg, SC Jun 8 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Thornton's passing; he and Sally were my neighbors on Elizabeth Street growing up and were always so very kind.

Brandi Jones Jun 8 2017 12:00 AM

Kerry and Cindy,
I've thought of you often over the years.
I'm sorry to hear of your uncle's passing.
God bless him and the family.

Lori Thompson Jun 8 2017 12:00 AM