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Michael J. Ransome

November 4, 2017

Michael J. Ransome, 69, of Lowville and formerly of Watertown, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse.

There will be no services and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Mike was born in Watertown on March 28, 1948, son of Robert J. and Gertrude E. O'Flarherty Ransome. He graduated from Watertown High School, Class of 1967, and from Marion Military Institute with a degree in Criminal Justice.

On July 21, 1967 he entered the US Navy and was honorably discharged on May 31, 1988 with over 20 years of service to his country. During this time, he was a Federal Police Officer on Ft. Drum for over 10 years. He received numerous Good Conduct Medals and also received the National Defense Sea Service Medal.

Mike was a Roman Catholic. He enjoyed pencil sketching, scuba diving, bowling, baseball, chess, and carpentry in his early years.

He is survived by his wife, Cherie, whom he married on March 24, 1995; his three children, Joseph M. Ransome, Ventura, CA, Swanta A. Young, Albany, and Evelyn M. Hall, Greenville, SC; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; several step children including Marti O'Hara, Watertown; two siblings, Peter A. Ransome and Robin D. Adams, both of Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his parents, his sister, Kathryn A. Bennett, predeceased him.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc., 203 Hamilton St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#13 Karensue Palladino 2017-11-12 08:19
I'm so sorry for your loss Cherie....praye rs for family and friends...God Bless....Love and hugs..Karensue and Lewi
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#12 Roberta LaVancha 2017-11-10 23:15
Mike Ransome family,please know you are all in our prayers. My sisters and I grew up in east hills,hanging With the Ransome family, and new mike and his family. Were good people.so sorry for your loss.The Hallsworth girls send condolence. The older girl Kathy,Diana,Bob bie will think good thoughts of Mike
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#11 Nancy Measheaw 2017-11-10 23:10
Cherie and Family (worked on Ft Drum with Mike)
Thoughts and prayers going out to you at this time.
Sorry and saddened to hear of your loss.
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#10 Evelyn Hall 2017-11-10 10:38
RIP Dad you will forever be missed and I will see you o e day. Prayers to rest of my family I'm sorry he has left us but never be forgotten
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#9 Bill Glasper 2017-11-10 06:13
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Mike work with me out at Ft. Drum.
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#8 Sue Daymont 2017-11-09 16:23
There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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#7 Jackie Tunstall 2017-11-09 14:40
I am so sorry to hear about your family member. Robin & Pete you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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#6 Mike Chevier 2017-11-08 09:25
I am sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My condolences to the family for your loss. We had many fond memories of working together here on Ft Drum. Mike will be missed.
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#5 Mary Cassidy 2017-11-07 20:05
Dear Cherie, Robin and Peter
I.m so sorry for your loss. I have many fond
memories of time we all spent at Mom and Dad;'s
Mike will be missed. You are all in my thought;s
and prayers.
Love. Mary
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#4 Jim / Karen Boliver 2017-11-07 17:52
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
If you need anything, we are just down the road.
Jim and Karen Boliver
Your Mattis Road neighbors
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