Funeral services for 72-year old Mr. Francis F. "Frank" Cyrus of West Stockholm, will be held Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. James Barnes, Pastor of the Potsdam United Methodist Church and the coordinating Pastor of the West Stockholm Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the West Stockholm Cemetery with military honors.
Friends may call at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam on Friday August 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Building Fund for the AMVETS Post 265, P. O. Box 806, Parishville, NY 13672. Mr. Cyrus died at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, VT on August 10, 2010.
Survivors include his wife Norma of West Stockholm; two sons, Chris and his wife Kelly Cyrus of Winthrop, and Brian of Hatton, ND; two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Pamela) Bergman of Pflugerville, TX, and Mrs. Timothy (Lori) Dillon of Potsdam; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) Mitchell of Potsdam, and Mrs. Leonard (Geraldine) Rutley of West Potsdam; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Donald Cyrus; and a sister, Rosalie May.
Frank was born in the Town of Stockholm, on February 1, 1938 the son of Kenneth and Lena Ruth (Lewis) Cyrus. He was a 1956 graduate of Potsdam High School. He was married Norma Moses on October 10, 1959 at the West Stockholm Methodist Church by Rev. Dorothy Bullard.
Frank joined the U. S. Army in 1957 and served in the military intelligence retiring as a Master Sergeant after 22 years of service in 1980. During his career he served tours in England, Japan, Germany, and Vietnam.
He graduated from Canton ATC with a degree in accounting after his military retirement. For several years he was employed as a bookkeeper for the V. S. Jerry Co. in Massena. He then began working as an independent carpenter. Frank has been the Adjutant for the AMVETS Post 265 in Parishville for the past seven years.
Frank was a member of the West Stockholm Methodist Church, and served as Treasure of the West Stockholm Cemetery Association. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and caring for his three pet turtles.
Arrangements are with the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.