Merrill — Adrian Din Baker, 87, of Blanche Road, Merrill, died Feb. 10, 2005, at CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Born in Sciota, N.Y., on Aug. 25, 1917, he was the son of Walter and Anna (Sorrell) Baker.
He was married to Gladys Nelson Baker on April 26, 2002, in Brainardsville United Methodist Church by Rev. Eleanor Bellows.
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife of Merrill; three stepchildren, Russell and Charlotte Nelson of Malone, N.Y., Timothy and Nancy Nelson of Orlando, Fla., and Jean and LeRoy Hoff of Eagle River, Alaska; a brother, Paul Baker of Lyon Mountain, N.Y.; four sisters, Bernice and Thomas Trottier of Merrill, N.Y., Theresa and Richard Fitzgerald of Massena, N.Y., Marion and Wilbur Burdo of Cadyville, N.Y., and Vivian and Rowland Fournier of Ellenburg Depot, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Beatrice Gonyea and Rayaw Pepin; and a brother, Lawrence Baker.
Mr. Baker served in the U.S. Army from July 15, 1941 to Oct. 27, 1945, when he was honorably discharged. He was employed by Republic Steel in Lyon Mountain, then Mineville.
Calling hours will be held at Lyon Mountain Funeral Home (St. Bernard's Convent) on Sunday, Feb. 13th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Feb. 14th, in Lyon Mountain Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Davis of the Lyon Mountain United Methodist Church officiating.
Spring burial will take place at Lyon Mountain Protestant Cemetery, Lyon Mountain.
Donations in his memory may be made to Lyon Mountain Fire and Rescue.
Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home.
Rev. Monsignor William J. Argy
Ogdensburg — Rev. Monsignor William James Argy, 90, died on Thursday evening, Feb. 10, 2005, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y. He had been admitted to the hospital earlier that day after falling at the Cathedral Rectory, where he lived for the past 14 years.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg on Tuesday, Feb. 15th, at 11 a.m. Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, will preside at the funeral Liturgy with the priests of the Diocese concelebrating. Rev. Monsignor John K. Murphy, Moderator of the Curia and Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Services, will be the homilist.
Calling hours will be held at Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, 528 Franklin St., Ogdensburg, on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. The body will then be transferred to St. Mary's Cathedral at 6:45 p.m., where evening prayer will be offered at 7 p.m. Rev. Monsignor Harry K. Snow, Dean of St. Lawrence Deanery and Rev. Terry R. LaVallly, Rector of the Cathedral, will preside. Calling hours will continue at the Cathedral until 9 p.m. Spring burial will take place at Campbell Cemetery in Lisbon.
Monsignor Argy was born on Dec. 5, 1914, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the son of the late William J. and Mary (Brady) Argy. His family moved to the North Country, where his father was employed in the paper mill industries. Monsignor Argy studied at public schools in Black River, Brownville and Lyons Falls. He graduated from Lyons Falls High School in 1931 and spent the next year in graduate studies. Monsignor Argy began his studies for the priesthood at Wadhams Hall Seminary in 1932. He attended the Grand Seminary in Montreal for one year and completed his theological studies at St. Augustine