Carl W. North, 75, formerly of Potsdam
Monday, June 28, 2010 - 7:51 pm

Memorial services for Mr. Carl W. North, age 75 of Mission, Texas and formerly of Potsdam, will be held on Wednesday evening, June 30, 2010 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Garry Giroux celebrant. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. North passed away at the Comfort Home in McAllen, TX on June 19, 2010. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory can be made to the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department or to the Comfort Home in McAllen, Texas.

Carl is survived by two sons, Stephen (Barb) North of Potsdam and Joseph (Lori) North of Norfolk; a daughter, Linda (Scott) LaFay of Potsdam; and five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth North who died in 2003; and his second wife, Mary North who died in 2007.

Carl W. North was born December 22, 1934 in Syracuse. He attended Syracuse schools. He worked for Nekoosa Edwards Paper Mill, Potsdam New Channels and then Syracuse New Channels until his retirement. In 1954 he married Ruth LaBrake. The marriage ended in divorce. After retiring he moved to Mission, Texas. In 1992 he married Mary Hill.

Carl was a past chief of the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department and was also a member of the East Syracuse Fire Department.

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