November 5, 2012
Leslie W. Black, 75. East Line Rd., Clayton, died Monday afternoon, November 5, 2012, at his home.
A graveside service will be held at Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville on Thursday, November 8, at noon. Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.
Mr. Black was born on Grindstone Island on December 4, 1936, son of Lawrence E. and Catherine E. Sulier Black. He went to school on Grindstone Island until grade 7, and graduated from LaFargeville High School.
On April 14, 1956 he married Sharon A. Alton in Theresa.
Leslie had worked for Knowlton Bros., Watertown for 23 years and for Crowley Food, LaFargeville for 25 years as a maintenance man for both businesses. He was Methodist and a Mason. He loved his garden, his outdoor kitchen, and had a special love for the River and fishing. But his greatest love was his family and his beloved dog, Scooter.
Besides his wife, Sharon, he is survived by his three children, Debbie and Brian Dudley, Tolland, CT, Kathy Black and her companion, Becky Atnip, LaFargeville, and Steve and Amy Black, Clayton; his five grandchildren Jon, Jessica, Sarah, Derick, and Doug; his three great grandchildren, Chloe, Kole, and Brielle; his four brothers, Robert E. and Lena, Depauville, Norman R. and Cindy, Seneca Falls, Gary D. and Sue, Dexter, and Richard J. and Pam, Watertown; two sisters-in-law, Joan Black, LaFargeville and Carol Black, Depauville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. His two brothers, John L. and Leo W. Black, died before him.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in his name to TIERS, PO Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624. Condolences may be made to the family at http://www.cummingsfuneral.com/.