Massena - A Mass of Christian Burial for Lester D. LaShomb, 87, of 34 Churchill Avenue, Massena, who was a resident at the Highland Nursing Home in Massena, since June of 2000 will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Massena. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Massena. Calling hours will be held Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home in Massena. Mr. LaShomb died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at the Massena Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons: Lester D. Jr. of Newington, Conn., and Richard K. of Oneida; one daughter, Barbara Helmase of Atlanta, Ga.; four step-daughters: Sheila and Billy Ayotte of Massena, Linda and Richard O'Brien of Ind., Barbara and Douglas Caruso of Oswego, and Mary and Gary McCaffrey of Coconut Creek, Fla.; nine grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Frances M. Henderson; a daughter, Phyllis LaPoint on Dec. 17, 1980; a grandson, Mark Helmase in 1995; one sister, Dorothy Dutt; and a brother, Howard. Mr. LaShomb was born on Aug. 11, 1913 in Brasher, the son of William and Maude (McDonald) LaShomb. He attended schools in Massena. He married Frances M. Henderson on Feb. 16, 1935 at St. Mary's Church. She died on Oct. 14, 1986. He then married Ruth Denis on June 23,1990 at the St. Lawrence Church in Louisville by Monsignor Floyd Brown. He was the head roller in the blooming mill at Alcoa for 38 years before retiring in 1978. He was the owner of LaShomb's Window Cleaning for many years. He was a member of the St. Lawrence Assembly #710 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus serving as past faithful navigator, a member of the 25 year club at Alcoa, a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1141, a life member of the Moose Lodge #1110, and a past president of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He was also a past president of the Massena Senior Citizens, and member of the Legion of the Moose. He enjoyed bowling and being a member of the Blooming Mill Bowling League. Memorial donations may be made to the Massena Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Ogdensburg Advance, Sunday, 19 November 2000
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