Worth F. Tibbles Sr.

May 7, 2012  

REDWOOD, N.Y.    Worth F. Tibbles Sr., 87, formerly of Redwood, died Sunday, May 6, at Mercy of Northern New York, Watertown, where he had been a resident since 2004.

Born July 2, 1924, in the town of Theresa, the son of Albert and Mable Ritter Tibbles, he attended Theresa schools and then served in the Army from Oct. 20, 1945 until Dec. 22, 1946. 

Mr. Tibbles was a carpenter for Charles Garlock & Sons, Alexandria Bay. In his younger days he worked for the New York Railroad.

He married Gertrude M. Putnam on Dec. 27, 1945. She passed away on Sept. 14, 1989.

Worth was a member of the American Legion in Redwood and the Redwood Volunteer Fire Dept.  

He enjoyed bullhead fishing and spending time with his family.

Surviving are two sons, Edwin Tibbles and Worth F. Tibbles, Jr. (and wife Jean), LaFargeville; two daughters, Linda Hirschler (and her companion Joseph Eggleston), Redwood, and Cheryl Karllson, Augusta, Maine; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

A son, Jeffery, a brother, William Tibbles, and four sisters, Madelyn Tibbles, Isabelle Tibbles, Katherine Tibbles and Beulah Pritty, all died before him.

A graveside service with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Redwood Cemetery with Rev. Edgar Hunter officiating. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Redwood Fire Department.

Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay.

Information provided by Costello Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown