Richard J. Carlisle

April 6, 2013

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Richard J. Carlisle, 72, of Huntington Street, passed Friday, April 5, at home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born Dec. 12, 1940, in Alexandria Bay, the son of the late Ralph Carlisle and the late Ruth M. Scott Carlisle, he attended Alexandria Central School.

He married Shirley J. Dunn on Oct.10, 1962, at the Reformed Church of the Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay. Mrs. Carlisle died Jan. 30, 2007.

Mr. Carlisle was the owner and operator of Carlisle Music in Watertown and a musician, performing with Northern Express with his wife, who was the drummer.

He was a member of the Watertown Baptist Temple.

Mr. Carlisle enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing guitar, singing, writing music, watching Western movies, watching birds, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include four daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley and Robert Howard, Ruth Gonzalez and her companion, Rick Morse, Gail Tripp, Joan Carlisle and her companion, Stu Salisbury, all of Watertown, Grandchildren, DeOnna Hairston, Shalana Storino, Quinton Tripp, Hayden Tripp, OnnaLisa Lieberman, Jeffrey Lieberman, Jr., Casandra Lieberman, Morgan Howard, Savanah Howard, Brianna Howard, Chelsea Howard, Jasmin Howard Ryan Jeffers, Corey Gonzales and Amanda Gonzales; great grandchildren, Brayden Davis, Logan Hairston, Peyton Hairston, Bailey Connelly, Sophiee Buffington, Lilah Buffington, Christopher Jeffers and Noah Blasco; one sister, Sandra Pike, Okla.; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Rodney and Marion Carlisle, Dale and Larry, all of Watertown; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Presley, Watertown.

A son, Larry Carlisle and a brother, Leon Carlisle, both died before him.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, with Rev. Dewey Stewart III of the Watertown Baptist Temple officiating. Burial will be in Barnes Settlement Cemetery, Alexandria Bay.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County.

Condolences may be made online at

Information provided by Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc. and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.