Leslie W. Black

November 6, 2012

CLAYTON, N.Y.    Leslie W. Black, 75, of East Line Rd., died Monday afternoon, Nov. 5, at his home. 

A graveside service will be held noon Thursday, Nov. 8, in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville. 

Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Born Dec. 4, 1936, on Grindstone Island, a son of Lawrence E. and Catherine E. Sulier Black, he went to school on Grindstone Island until grade 7, and graduated from LaFargeville High School.

He married Sharon A. Alton on April 14, 1956, in Theresa.

Leslie had worked for Knowlton Bros., Watertown, for 23 years and for Crowley Food, LaFargeville for 25 years as a maintenance man for both businesses. 

He was Methodist and a Mason. 

He loved his garden, his outdoor kitchen, and had a special love for the River and fishing. But his greatest love was his family and his beloved dog, Scooter.

Besides his wife, Sharon, he is survived by his three children, Debbie and Brian Dudley, Tolland, CT, Kathy Black and her companion, Becky Atnip, LaFargeville, and Steve and Amy Black, Clayton; five grandchildren Jon, Jessica, Sarah, Derick, and Doug; his three great grandchildren, Chloe, Kole, and Brielle; his four brothers, Robert E. and Lena, Depauville, Norman R. and Cindy, Seneca Falls, Gary D. and Sue, Dexter, and Richard J. and Pam, Watertown; two sisters-in-law, Joan Black, LaFargeville and Carol Black, Depauville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Two brothers, John L. and Leo W. Black, both died before him.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in his name to TIERS, P.O. Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624. 

Condolences may be made to the family at http://www.cummingsfuneral. com.

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