November 26, 2015
Howard D. Cheevers, 87, of East Main Street, Chaumont, died Thursday November 26, 2015 at the Samaritan Medical Center with his family at his side. A graveside committal service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Clayton, on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00 am with Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff, pastor of St. Mary's Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department, 855 Graves Street, Clayton, N.Y. 13624 or to the Clayton Lions Club, Clayton, New York 13624. A celebration of life will be held in the summer of 2016 at a time to be announced at the Clayton Fire Hall.
Howard was born September 1, 1928, in the town of Clayton, the son of Howard P. and Grace Halliday Cheever and attended Clayton Schools, receiving his G.E.D. in 1972. He had operated the family farm at Reynolds Corners, Town of Clayton, before going to work for the New York State Department of Transportation at Collins Landing as a laborer and equipment operator from 1969 until 1991. A marriage to Corrine Mance ended in divorce. He married Jean M. Gillick Potter on February 10, 1968 in Helena. N.Y. with Jean dying October 30, 1990. He later married Georgia A, LaRose Daniels on April 8, 1992, with Georgia dying March 12, 2011.
He was a long time active member of both the Clayton Lions Club and the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed boating, country music, and anything with a motor or engine.
He is survived by his son, William D. and Elizabeth Cheever, Watertown; 2 daughters, Bonnie J. and Stephen Liebig, Buffalo; Laurie A. and Randy Oakes, Missouri; a step daughter, Sally and John Rogers, Clayton; 4 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; 2 sisters, Isabelle Howard, Chaumont, Mary Turcotte, Clayton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his 2 sisters, June Corp and Hilda Reinman. Onlone condolences may be made to his family at www.cummingsfuneral.com