Funeral services for William
Fielding, age 63, of 422 Patterson Street, Apt 2, Ogdensburg. Burial will
be in Cranberry Lake Cemetery. Calling
hours will be held on August 14, 2009 at Frary Funeral Home from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The
Elk’s will hold a ritual at 6:00 PM during the calling hours. A reception will follow at 7:30 PM at The Elk’s
Lodge on Caroline Street. Mr. Fielding
passed away on August 03, 2009 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
Mr. Fielding is survived by three
daughters and their families, Kelly and Stephen Baker and their children Baileigh
and Delaney Baker of Cary, NC, Danielle and Patrick Gray of Potsdam, NY and
their children Madison, Connor and Mason, and Heather and John Pharo of
Raleigh, NC and their sons Gavin and Gage; his mother, Charline E. Fielding of
Northport, FL; two brothers, James E. Fielding of Rincon, GA and David W.
Fielding of North Baron, NY; along with several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Fielding was born on June 25,
1946 in Grosse Point, Michigan, the son of Wayne and Charline (Morris) Fielding.
He attended schools in Cranberry Lake (The last single roomed school house in
that area), Clifton-Fine, Massena, Potsdam and Norwood-Norfolk. He attended Mohawk Valley Community College
for two-trimesters before transferring and graduating from Canton A.T.C. He first married Carol Rowe and later married
Patti Perry but both marriages ended in divorce. He worked restaurants, hotels, and country
clubs in Alexandria Bay, Nantucket Island, Long Island, New York City and
Westchester County. He then moved back
to Northern New York to sell liquor and wine for S&K liquors, wine
merchants, and M. Litchmans/EBER Brothers Companies. He then worked for Watertown Restaurant
Supply, Renzi Bros., St. Lawrence A R C, and Wireless Works. He then managed radio station Country Q-102.9
until it was taken over by Martz Communications. While working for Martz Communications, he
was instrumental in introducing stations WYSX-YES-FM and WPAC 98.7 Super Hits
of the 60’s and 70’s. Through Martz
Communications he was also affiliated with Massena stations WMSA, 101.5 The Fox
and 94.6 The Valley along with the three stations out of Malone.
Mr. Fielding was active in
civic affairs; he was past president of Canton’s Jay CEE’s, Director of the
Greater Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce, and Past Exalted Ruler and Trustee of
Ogdensburg Elk’s Lodge 772. Mr. Fielding
especially enjoyed his friends at the Elk’s, Garage West and at Sunday
Services. He was a 30 year member of
Spruce Mountain Hunting Club in Cranberry Lake and most recently the deer hunters
club in Claire where he was known as “Fieldstone”.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations can be made to the National Hemophilia Foundation or The Elk’s