PULITZER - A Mass of Christian burial for Seward Webb "Spike" Pulitzer Jr., 71, of Au Sable Forks, was celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, May 10, at Holy Name Church in Au Sable Forks. Spike entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 5, at CVPH Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Father Kris Lauzon, Pastor, celebrated, assisted by Deacon John Ryan. Music was provided by Lynn Frenia, the Holy Name Church Choir and Sisters of St. Joseph. Altar servers were Libby Allen and David Lauzon. Full military honors were accorded by the New York Armory National Guard Military Funeral Honors and the United States Customs Service Honor Guard, along with American Legion Post 504. Gilbert Patenaude and James Akey served as Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Color Guard. The pall was placed by his daughters, Brooke and Morgan Pulitzer. The crucifix was placed by his wife, Susan. His son, Seward "Chip" Pulitzer III placed his 4-way medal, Michael Fitzsimmons placed his Knights of Columbus 4th Degree sash and T.W. Murphy III placed the Boy Scout eagle. The nation's flag was placed by Capt. Dyana Allen. Readers were Sister Yvonne Therese, S.S.J. and Nicholas Fitzsimmons. Susan and Brooke Pulitzer led the Responsorial Psalm. Offertory Gifts were presented by Patti Fitz-Gerald and Lindsay Fitzgerald. Words of Remembrance were offered by his son, Seward W. "Chip" Pulitzer III and Brooke's fianc^ Jonathan Colburn read the poem "El Dorado" by Edgar Allen Poe. The Knights of Columbus Bible was presented to the family by Brother Knights Mark Holt and Tom McDonald. Pallbearers were brothers-in-law William T. and Robert Meconi, nephew William L. Meconi, Russell Gilbert, T.W. Murphy III and Capt. Dyana Allen. Burial followed in the parish cemetery where Father Lauzon and Deacon Ryan recited committal prayers. Cmdr. Roger Douglas, Vice Cmdr. Geoffrey Hewston and Chaplain Patricia Beardsley from American Legion Post 504 rendered Taps, the Rifle Volley and prayers respectively and Charles Potthast from Knights of Columbus Council 2301 played "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes. A celebration of Spike's life followed at the Riverside Lanes in Au Sable Forks. Memorials in Spike's honor may be made to either the Knights of Columbus Council 2301, 16 John Fountain Road, Jay, NY 12941 or Disabled American Veterans Chapter 179, PO Box 744, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. The Thwaits- Zaumetzer Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.
Woman found dead in gutted home
The fire that destroyed the residence in Moriah Center is suspicious, police say.
Sierra Daha remembered fondly
Friends say the young woman, whose body was discovered after a fire on Tuesday, was a sweet person who wanted to help others.
City OKs nursing home expansion
Site-plan approval still needed as Meadowbrook Healthcare looks to go from 200 beds to 287.
Franklin County wins $3.5 million grant
Emergency-services funding will upgrade radio equipment and replace some existing communications towers with taller ones.
Clinton County legislators seek budget input
Public hearing on proposed spending plan for 2014 will be held tonight.
Grease fire damages Tupper apartment
No other units were affected at the Ivy Terrance complex.
Santa popular at Plattsburgh home
Sherman and Jackie Luck have continued to expand their Christmas display since 1965.
Northeastern Clinton Central Middle School Honor Roll
Here is the Northeastern Clinton Central Middle School Honor Roll for the first quarter
Of Interest: Dec. 4, 2013
Take a brief look at news of note from around the North Country.
Police Log: Dec. 4, 2013
Saranac Lake man charged with failing to register; Saranac Lake woman charged with forgery; West Chazy man charged with violating probation terms; Hogansburg man charged with grand larceny; Hogansburg woman charged with drunken driving; One woman injured in a two-car accident.
- More Wednesday Headlines
- Woman found dead in gutted home