F. Storms, 61, of 37248 Route 3, died Saturday evening,
April 6, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
following complications from a double lung transplant.
Born May 2, 1951, in Watertown, the son of the late Secord
S. and Mary O. O'Brien Storms, he graduate in 1969 from
Carthage Central High School.
He married Susan E. Tyner on August 4, 1973 in St. James
After the death of his father Secord, Mike operated the
family business of cattle dealing for 10 years. He then was
employed at Halley Electric and retired as a salesman for
McQuade & Bannigan in Watertown.
Mr. Storms has been a councilman for the Town of Wilna since
2002 and served prior on the Zoning Board of Appeals for six
was a member of the BPOE Lodge # 1762, Carthage, Black River
Valley Riders Assoc., Sons of the American Legion, Carthage
and an exempt member of the Carthage Volunteer Fire
enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, especially at
the family cottage at 14 Island Camp in Ontario, Canada,
hunting at the family camp in DeGrasse and 4-wheeling.
Surviving are his wife, Susan E., Carthage; two daughters
and their husbands, Jennifer and William Kalin, Black River,
and Kelly and Jason Bush, Carthage; six grandchildren,
Reagan and Owen Lundy, Chloe Kalin and Mitchell, Jacob and
Elizabeth Bush; two brothers and their wives, Steven and
Cyanne Storms, Harrisville, and Paul and Greta Storms,
Carthage; a sister-in-law, Gloria Storms, Carthage; and
several nieces and nephews.
His parents and a brother, George Storms, all died before
services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at St.
James Catholic Church, Carthage. Burial will be in Hillside
Cemetery, Champion, at the family’s convenience. Calling
hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home. An Elks memorial service will
be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Wings Flights of
Hope, PO Box 872, Orchard Park, NY 14127.
To leave a condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.
Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and
Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.