September 24, 2012
CAPE VINCENT, N.Y. — Patricia A. Lashomb, 70, of County Route 4, died Sunday, Sept. 23, at her home.
The family will receive friends noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Knights of Columbus Council 350, James St., Clayton. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Alexandria Bay, will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.
Born Aug. 19, 1942, in Watertown, daughter of Samuel and Edna Putnam Spence, she graduated in 1960 from Clayton Central School.
A marriage to Clarence Lashomb ended in divorce.
She married Norman H. Wagner on June 6, 1987, in Clayton.
Patti had been a clerk at the 1000 Islands Bait Store, Alexandria Bay and Hungerford Hardware, Clayton.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Clayton.
She was also a founding member of the Society for the Protection of Grindstone Island that later became Save the River.
Besides her husband, Norman Wagner, she is survived by her two sons, Steven J. Lashomb and wife, Patti L., Virginia Beach, Va., and William Joseph Lashomb and companion, Colleen Lundy, Depauville; a stepdaughter, Julie A. Kirk, Richmond, Va.; three granddaughters, four grandsons, and four great grandsons; five siblings, Phyllis Garnsey, Clayton, David S. Spence and wife, Yasuko, Fairport, Roger Spence and wife, Kathy, Riverside, CA, Neil Spence and wife, Candy, Alexandria Bay, and her twin brother, Patrick Spence, Waddington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Two brothers, John and Richard Spence, died before her.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in her name to Spay & Neuter Now, 47 Duck Cove Rd., Hammond, NY 13646.