June 24, 2015
Robert W. Ebblie, 94, of Stone Mills passed away Wednesday morning, June 24, 2015, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Friday, June 26, from 2 - 4 PM with the Masonic Ritual at 3 PM. A graveside service will be at the convenience of the family at Stone Mills Cemetery with Rev. Toby Schilling presiding.
Bob was born in the town of Orleans on July 18, 1920, son of John W. and Belle Gailey Ebblie. He was a graduate of Clayton High School and attended Cornell University for three years.
He married Roseline Bretsch on October 12, 1944 at her parents home in LaFargeville with Rev. Malibar officiating. Mrs. Ebblie died June 1, 2015.
Mr. Ebblie was a life-time farmer. He began on the Gailey Farm with his uncles, Carl and Charles and acquired the farm in the 1960's. He continued operation with his son, John. For 23 years he was the Town of Orleans Assessor. Bob was a member of the Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, Jefferson County Bulk Milk Cooperative, Farm Bureau, Alpha Zeta Fraternity, and Republican Club. He was a 71 year member of the Free & Accepted Masons in Depauville, Dexter, and currently of Chaumont Lodge #172. He raised sheep and enjoyed playing cards and gardening.
Along with his son, John R. Ebblie, town of Orleans, he is survived by his two daughters, Rosan E. Whitmore and Joan E. Ebblie, also of the town of Orleans; three grandchildren, Kristin, Kerry, and Scott (Carrie) Whitmore; two great grandchildren, Abigale and Liam Whitmore; sister, Harriette and Harold Curtis, Evans Mills; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his wife, Roseline, he was predeceased by his son-in-law, David B. Whitmore, June 30, 2007.
Donations in his name may be made to Orleans Outreach & Food Pantry, c/o Donna Chatterton, PO Box 253, LaFargeville, NY 13656, Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601, or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com