Funeral services for 91-year-old Earl R. Sheldon of Parishville will be Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam with Rev. Lee Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Parishville.Friends may call at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam on Sunday, July 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. If friends, desire memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Parishville Rescue Squad, Parishville Vol. Fire Dept. or Ladies Auxillary, or the Parishville Museum. Mr. Sheldon died July 25, 2014 at the United Helpers Maplewood Campus in Canton.
Survivors include a brother, Rupert Sheldon of Parishville and Lancaster, Pa., nephews and nieces. Earl was pre-deceased by his wife, Celia; a sister, Nellie Kingsley, and five brothers, Forest, King, Charles Everett, Robert and Francis Sheldon.
Earl was born in Hopkinton on October 23, 1922, the son of Ell Ray Sheldon and Ruby (Thurston) Sheldon. He was married to Celia E. Wood on October 15, 1949 in Parishville. Celia died March 21, 2014.
Earl was employed as a control room operator at the New York Power Authority in Massena for 26 years.