Homer Jessmer, Jr., 82, passed away early Tuesday morning at his home, with his family at his side. Mr. Jessmer was born May 18, 1928 in Governeur, the son of the late Homer and Florence ( McMann) Jessmer, Sr. He married Clara Richards on April 24, 1946, in Potsdam.
Arrangements are entrusted with the Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.
For a short time Homer worked for Alcoa, retiring from being a construction worker with the American Siding Company, Malone.
Homer was a outstanding member of the Hopkinton - Ft. Jackson Volunteer Fire Dept. He joined the fire department in 1956. In 1980 he was awarded the Fireman of the year award. Homer served as chief, director, and was a member of the St. Lawrence County Fire Chief Association. Although dedicated in serving his community, he enjoyed spending time in the woods hunting and being a troop leader for the local Boy Scouts.
He is survived by his wife, Clara of 64 years; his children, Homer Jessmer III and his companion Lisa of Ft. Jackson, Steve and his wife Catherine of North Rose, Sheila and her husband William Alguire of Massena, Donald and his wife Nananette of Salam Oregan and Theresa Robinson of Hannawa Falls; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; his sisters, Ruth Snyder of Brushton, and Betty DeFranko of Ontario, NY.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Kirk; one brother, Harry; and two sisters, Viola and Burma.
The family will receive friends at the Hammill Funeral Home Thursday from 5-7 p.m., and Friday from 12 noon -2 p.m.
Funeral services will follow at the Hammill Funeral Home, 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Jessmer will be escorted to the Holy Cross Cemetery by the member of the Hopkinton –Ft. Jackson Volunteer Fire Department.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopkinton , Ft. Jackson Volunteer Fire Department.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Jessmer family at www.hammillfh.com