Reber Centenarian — Alton T. Wrisley, 100, died at his home in Reber, N.Y., on May 5, 2005.
He was born in Deerhead on Sept. 15, 1904, the son of Henry and Lucy (Cross) Wrisley.
Alton was a dairy farmer until 1960. His love for horses and carpentry provided both work and enjoyment in later years. He enjoyed his family and friends and his home was a gathering place for many special occasions - two recent ones being the celebrations of his 100th birthday and his and Marie's 76th wedding anniversary.
Alton enjoyed traveling and with his wife Marie made many trips throughout the United States and Canada and several countries after retirement.
Antique engines and cars were a special interest.
Alton was a lifelong member of Reber Methodist Church, a 40-year member of Reber Grange and a 50-year member of Iroquois Masonic Lodge. He was charter member of the Willsboro Riding and Driving Club. He was a founding member of the Wrisley/Risley Family Association and he belonged to the Sons of the American Revolution.
He is survived by his wife Marie (Lewis) and three daughters and their husbands, Lucille and Harry Little, Edrie and Rodney Dickerson and Phyllis and William E. Gibbons Jr. A son, Roger Alton, died in 1965.
Surviving grandchildren are Jane Wrisley, Roger Jr. and Claire Wrisley, Judy and Thomas Willis, Debra and Ross Frisbie, Gregg and Robin Garvey; Bryan and Mary Garvey, Douglas and Jacqueline and Keith Dickerson, William III and Lori Gibbons and Lynn Shepard. Granddaughter JoAnn Wrisley died in 1986.
Great-grandchildren are Rose Christopher, Patrick and Christian Wrisley, Jaclyn and Thomas J. Willis, Ian and Alicia Frisbie, Julianne Frisbie, Kristin and Rick Montgomery, Kate Garvey, April and Jackson Garvey, Lindsay and Joshua Garvey, William IV and Kendal Gibbons and Daniel and Lucas Dickerson, Troy Shepard, Teddy and Kendal Gibbons.
Great-grandson Justin Wrisley Garvey died in Iraq in 2003.
Great-great-granddaughter Kaylee Lynn Montgomery also survives.
His sister Esther and husband Eric Smith of Schenectady; sisters-in-law Norma Spaulding, Melba Wrisley and Alice Lewis Bennet; and several nieces, nephews and cousins survive.