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PIERREPONT – Harley K. Lincoln, 91, a friend to many, servant of all, jack of all trades and master of many, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at his home on the Selleck Road under the care of his loving family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Harley was born February 11, 1921 in Russell, the son of John and Eugene Blackmer Lincoln.

He graduated from Hermon High School as Salutorian in 1938. Following graduation, Harley served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Western New York until he was hired at Rochester Radiator Company in Buffalo. In 1942, Harley enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as an aircraft mechanic in Pensacola, FL for four years. Upon returning home, he worked for Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Company of Unionville as a machinist and instrument technician for 28 years and then was employed at Newton Falls Paper Mill. Harley was well known throughout the area for his abilities as a self educated television and radio repairman and was kept very busy using his skills.

Harley married his “one in a million “ girl, Leota Moore on July 21, 1947.The couple worked together as a great team, building their house, working his repair business, assisting their family members, and as members of the Skirts and Flirts Square Dance Club for several years. His other great loves were music, working in the woods, and helping his friends and neighbors.

Harley is survived by his wife Leota, their children Wayne and Sara Lincoln of Massena, Dale and Reggie Burns of Colton, Dean and Kim Lincoln of Peru, NY, Kevin and Joanne Lincoln of Colton, Pamela and Joe Shaw of Canton, 22 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Myrtle Lincoln of Norwood, Mary Powers of Russell, Clara Lincoln of Massena, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Vernon and Henry “Hank” Lincoln, sisters Rose Finley, Marge Russell, Hilda Bacon, and Helena Shore.

Funeral arrangements are private with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.

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