Mr. Fay W. Vebber, age 95, of St. Highway 68 in the town of Pierrepont passed away on June 30, 2010 at the Canton- Potsdam Hospital where he had been a patient since the 26th.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 2, 2010 at the Garner Funeral Home at 7 p.m. with Rev. Kevin Bates officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial will take place at the Fairview Cemetery in Dickinson.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory can be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. Condolences can be sent online @www.garnerfh.com.
Mr. Vebber is survived by a son, Gary (Melonie) Vebber of Marion; grandsons Fay Scott Vebber of Phoenix, AZ and John Vebber of Massena; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Floyd (Theresa) Vebber of Pierrepont; sister Mavis Vaughn of Hannawa Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Gwendolyn Vebber who died in 1987; and brothers Lee and Ray Vebber.
He was born on September 3, 1914 in Cooks Corners, to Wallace Vebber and Monica Leonard. He was a 1933 graduate of Colton-Pierrepont School. After school he went to work for the town of Pierrepont Highway Department. On June 28, 1941 he was married to Gwendolyn Woodward at the Methodist Rectory in Moira, NY. He then served in the United States Army during WWII serving in Africa, the European Theatre and the Battle of the Bulge. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star. Upon his honorable discharge he went back to the highway department serving as road commissioner. In 1955 he went to work for Creedle Equipment as a heavy equipment master mechanic and remained there until his retirement in 1979. He continued to work as a heavy equipment repair consultant for area highway departments for many years.
He enjoyed driving his 1924 Model T car and going to antique car shows. He was a CB radio operator. His handle was “Grandpa”. He is an honorary chief of the Pierrepont Fire Department and also a founding member and first chief of the department. He was a member of the St. Lawrence Valley Gas and Steam Engine Club and the St. Lawrence Power Equipment Association.