Funeral services for 91 year old Earl R. Sheldon of Parishville, NY will be held Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam with Rev. Lee Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Parishville. Friends may call at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam on Sunday, July 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. If friends desire memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Parishville Rescue Squad, Parishville Vol. Fire Dept., or Ladies Auxillary, or the Parishville Museum. Mr. Sheldon died July 25th, 2014 at the United Helpers Maplewood Campus in Canton.
Survivors include a brother Rupert Sheldon of Parishville, and Lancaster, PA, nephews and nieces. Earl was pre-deceased by his wife Celia, a sister, Nellie Kingsley, and five brothers Forest, King, Charles Everett, Robert, and Francis Sheldon.
Earl was born in Hopkinton, NY on October 23, 1922, the son of Ell Ray Sheldon, and Ruby (Thurston) Sheldon. He was married to Celia E. Wood on October 15, 1949, in Parishville. Celia died March 21, 2014. Earl was employed as a control room operator at the New York State Power Authority in Massena for 26 years.