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Edward R. Hall

August 11, 2020

Edward R. HallEdward R. Hall, known as "Uncle Ed", 94 passed away at his home in Cape Vincent on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Ed was born in Watertown on April 22, 1926, son of Dr. William W. Hall Sr. and Elsie Rogers Hall. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and Simmons School of Embalming, Syracuse.

On April 13, 1944 he entered the US Navy. He received the American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged at a Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class on June 19, 1946.

On June 11, 1949 he married Gladys M. Trudeau at Immaculate Conception Church, Syracuse and she passed on October 28, 2010.

Ed worked for Strathmore Paints, Syracuse. He was a Licensed Funeral Director for over 50 years, working for Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. and was a trade man throughout the area. In 1967 he purchased the St. Lawrence Motor Lodge, Clayton operating it with Gladys for over 35 years. Ed also ran the St. Lawrence Shoppe, Clayton and Cape Vincent, specializing in stripping and refinishing furniture, for 60 years.

He was a former member of the Clayton Methodist Church. Ed was a founding member and Lions Roar performer of the Clayton Lions Club. He was also a member of the Clayton American Legion Colon-Couch Post 821 and the NYS Funeral Director's Association. Gladys and Ed wintered in Florida for 25 years where he was a member of the Harmonicats and Moose Lodge 2267, Lauderdale Lakes. He enjoyed fishing, boating, cooking, and loved playing the harmonica wherever he could. After he and his wife sold the motel, they moved to their river estate at the Hall O Fame Compound.

Ed is survived by his son Mark E. Hall, Tamarac, FL; daughter Mary Ann Hall, Cape Vincent; two grandchildren, Jonathan Hall and wife Ryan, Tyler, TX and Sarah Hall, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two twin great-grandchildren on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and those who wanted to be family. Along with his wife, Gladys, Ed was predeceased by his two brothers and their wives, Wendell and Janet Hall, Dr. William W. and Carol Hall, Jr., and his sister and her husband Suzanne and Robert Crysler.

Services will be held at the convenience of his family at a time and place to be announced. Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton is proud to be entrusted with our friend's arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#16 Jennifer Hayes 2020-08-20 02:06
Uncle Ed ........... the world needs more people like Uncle Ed. I treasure the pieces I have that he repaired or refinished: a mended wooden crocodile, a locker with a secret key that he created and whimsical twist on a bird house. Thank you for the tunes and tales of the river and a life well lived and loved. Your love and respect for Gladys inspired all of us. You inspired us. You made us laugh. You made our lives richer.
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#15 james Doolittle 2020-08-18 20:14
had a lot of fun when we in the lyons together great music with mike C.
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#14 Barb phinney 2020-08-17 23:19
Mark,sorry to hear this...you are in my thoughts old friend.
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#13 Steve Streets 2020-08-16 19:19
Mark and Mary Ann,
My condolences for the loss of your Dad. I have so many good memories of him. He was kind to everyone. May the Lord rest his soul.
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#12 Diane Reff Morinigo 2020-08-16 12:44
Condolences to the family of Ed. We grew up as neighbors. Mark and MaryAnn were part of our ghetto. Let the good memories lead you through these sad times.
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#11 KENNETH E ROGERS 2020-08-16 11:55
Mark and family, We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. It was good to see you the other day. Lorraine and Ken Rogers
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#10 Ted Streets 2020-08-16 11:47
Mark and MaryAnn, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a good man and I’ve known him for years. He will be truly missed by all who new him.
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#9 Heinz Wahl 2020-08-16 11:21
Our sincere condolences.
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#8 Mickey& Teresa Orvis 2020-08-16 10:18
Mark our prayers go out to you and your family
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#7 DeeDee Streets Fulle 2020-08-16 10:05
So sorry for your loss, Ed was a great guy and friend to my Dad, Willy. I can remember Ed playing his harmonica and Dad his guitar at our house into the we hours of the night. Now they’ll have fun jamming sessions together in heaven.
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