- March 4, 1935 - August 16, 2012
- Altona, New York
of Homer's Passing
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Homer Jarvis, 77, of Altona, passed away at CVPH Medical Center on Thursday, August 16, 2012, under the care of his family and the R7 nursing staff.
He was born in Dannemora on March 4, 1935 to Wilfred and Marcelline (Gebo) Jarvis.
Homer married Shirley Lashway on February 21, 1955 at Holy Angels Church in Altona. He is survived by his wife of Altona, three sons: Jeffrey Jarvis and companion Elaine Vanderstelt of Mooers Forks, Randy and Cindy Jarvis of Champlain, Robin and Nicolle Jarvis of Altona, and a daughter, Tammy and her husband Jim, of Altona; grandchildren: Nathan Boutin, Christopher Boutin, Jared and Marisol Jarvis, Brittany and Nathan Faubert, Tyler Jarvis, Taylor Jarvis, Jessica King, Jamie Willette, Naman Vanderstelt and his companion, Anne, and great-grandchildren: Mykaela Jarvis, Brysen Faubert, Hailley Boutin, and Rayna Boutin. Also surviving are two brothers, Maynard Jarvis and Francis Jarvis, and a sister Bertha Favreau; sisters-in-law Bernice Bushey, Geraldine Kimbler, and brothers-in-law Maynard Lashway and Kenneth Lashway, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Ricky Jarvis and his daughter-in-law, Ann Jarvis, and his sisters Pauline, Mary, Irene, and Rita.
Homer served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1957, spending part of that time in Panama. He worked for many years as an Equipment Mechanic at Georgia Pacific in Plattsburgh.
He remained very active in retirement, spending time with his grandchildren whom he adored, going camping, taking road trips with his wife to visit with relatives in New Hampshire and Tennessee, going to casinos and yard sales, and bargain hunting. He loved to find tools and equipment to use in his home workshops, where he spend many hours making broken items new again. He was an excellent carpenter and could remodel any building to make it functional and cozy; and he enjoyed collecting antique garden tractors. Aside from spending time with family, Homer's greatest joy was to spend a day in the woods, accompanied by his tractor and chain saw, cutting, splitting and piling cordwood.
Homer was quiet, a man of few words, but he had a fun sense of humor that only those closest to him got to enjoy. He liked to tease those that he loved the most. He will be remembered for this, and for being a great provider and loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Special thanks go to those who gave Homer such loving care, both at home and during his last days on R7 at CVPH.
At Homer's request, there will be no public calling hours. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Ross Funeral Home in Mooers. Entombment will follow at Whispering Maples Mausoleum in Ellenburg Depot. Donations in Homer's memory may be made to the Altona Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements are in the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11 Mooers. To offer online condolences please visit www.rossfuneralhomes.com .