December 1, 2013

Joseph "Floyd" Sears

PLATTSBURGH — Mr. Joseph "Floyd" Sears, 80, of the Moffitt Road, Plattsburgh, NY., died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 28, at CVPH Skilled Nursing Care, Plattsburgh.

Floyd was born Feb. 27, 1933, the son of Leo and Dora (Phaneuf) Sears.

Floyd attended a one room school house, Woodruff Pond School on Route 9 in Plattsburgh and St. Peter's School, Plattsburgh.

Floyd will be greatly miss as "Wheeler" at the morning coffee shop, having a good time with his friends, singing, visiting, having a good sense of humor, helping people and attending the services at St. Peter's Church.

Floyd and his father managed one of the largest dairy farms in Clinton County on the Moffitt Road up until the mid 70's. Later in life Floyd owned and operated a small construction company for many years and also developed a housing project on the Moffitt Road, "Sears Blvd". He also worked in local cemeteries, including Mt. Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Msgr. Morris Dwyer.

He is predeceased by his parents, Leo and Dora Sears; and a brother, Wilfred "Willy" Sears; and brother-in-law, George Cote, Ernest Deyo and John Manor.

Floyd is survived by his sisters Valida Cote and her companion David Rivers of West Chazy and Punta Gorda, Fla., Marie "Mae" Manor and Annette Deyo, both of Beekmantown; and a brother Eugene Sears and his wife Bonnie of Plattsburgh. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At Floyd's request, there will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to St. Peter's building fund, Plattsburgh in Floyd's name.

At his request, he will be cremated with a special request to celebrate his life with lunch in the Emmaus Room, immediately following the memorial service. Burial will take place at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Plattsburgh. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhome

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • ThwaitsZaumetzer.jpg_84.jpg Catherine M. "Kay" Nolan

    AU SABLE FORKS — Catherine M. "Kay" Nolan passed away on July 21, 2014, at Clare Bridge in Winter Haven, Fla., she was 96 years old.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • JeffreyJPier.jpg_85.jpg Jeffrey J. Pier

    WADDINGTON — Jeffrey J. Pier of Waddington, N.Y. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends Friday July 4, 2014 at Potsdam Hospital after an 18 month battle with kidney cancer.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • NancyChristian.jpg Nancy Carol Christian

    MORIAH — Nancy C. Christian, 73, of Moriah passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Hospital.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • WilforeRobert1.jpg Robert "Bob" Wilfore

    PLATTSBURGH — Robert "Bob" Wilfore, 83, of Butler Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home, under the care of Hospice of the North Country.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • RWWalker.jpg Charlotte D. Bolles

    PLATTSBURGH — Charlotte D. Bolles, 86, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Meadowbrook Healthcare Facility. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CarolMSouliere.jpg Carol M. Souliere

    GLENMONT, NY — Carol M. Souliere, 67, of Glenmont, N.Y., passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home with family at her bedside, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • ChateaugayFuneralHome.jpg Nelson R. Charland

    MERRILL — Nelson R. Charland, 56, of 96 Shuffs Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CecilPelkey.jpg Cecil Pelkey

    BLOOMINGDALE — Mr. Cecil Pelkey, known to everyone as "Pete" passed away July 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family and under to care of Hospice.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • StacyJoseph.jpg Joseph P. Stacy

    TICONDEROGA — Joseph P. Stacy, 46, of Ticonderoga, went to the loving arms of our Lord, with his family and friends by his side after a courageous fight with cancer on Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • CoffeyFuneralHome.jpg Patrick Jay Downs

    HARROGATE, TN. — Patrick Jay Downs went to be with our Lord, July 20, 2014, after a long hard—fought battle with cancer.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

Death Notices