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Joseph P. Tynon


Funeral services for Joseph P. Tynon, age 87, a resident of the Riverledge Healthcare Facility and formerly of Washington Street in Ogdensburg will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday (May 29, 2012) at Foxwood Memorial Park Chapel with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Calling hours will also be held on Tuesday from 9:00am until the time of the service in the Chapel. Mr. Tynon passed away Wednesday (May 23, 2012) at the Healthcare Facility. Arrangements are with the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.

Surviving are his sons Joseph & his wife Marlene Tynon of California, Terry & his wife Kathy Tynon of North Carolina, Philip Tynon of Ogdensburg; daughters Sharon & her husband Rick Downey of North Carolina, Sandra & her husband Jim Bouchey of Ogdensburg, Phyllis & her husband Dale Christman of Ogdensburg; stepchildren Ronald & Alinda Valcour of Brockville, Audrey & John Van Dusen of Brockville, Eunice Tynon & Helen Pratt of Ogdensburg; a sister Elizabeth Baker of WA; a brother Richard Tynon of Ogdensburg; 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many step-grandchildren.

Joseph was predeceased by his wife Muriel; a daughter Diane Van Dusen; a sister Dorothy Bice; brothers “Bill”, Clifford, Leo & Dennis Tynon; stepchildren Douglas Valcour, Elaine Hall and Gordon Valcour; a daughter-in-law Victoria Tynon, sister-in-law Marie Tynon and brother-in-law Floyd Baker.

He was born on September 6, 1924 in Ogdensburg, NY a son of the late Patrick & Corrine (Denny) Tynon. He attended Ogdensburg Schools for his education. A previous marriage to Laura Thivierge ended in divorce. He then married Muriel (Evans) Valcour on August 27, 1966 at the Methodist Church in Ogdensburg. She predeceased him on February 25, 1999.

During his career, he was employed at the Standard Shade Roller for 6 years and in 1956 he went to work at Diamond International until 1978 when he was forced to retire due to ill health. He was a past member of the Ogdensburg Moose Lodge, Notre Dame Church and was an avid bingo player. He also enjoyed making lamp shades from popsicle sticks in his spare time.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department or the Riverledge Healthcare Facility. Condolences can also be shared online at

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