PHILADELPHIA- Floyd M. Wassus, 91 of Irish Avenue died Monday, April 16, 2012 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
Born July 20, 1920 in Watertown, NY, he was the son of John and Mary Mazia Wassus. He attended school in Watertown.
Mr. Wassus went to work at Fort Drum, formerly Pine Camp in 1936, at age 16 building barracks. He joined the Civilian Conservation Crop. (CCC) in 1937 at Munns Corners, going to Idaho to fight forest fires. He also worked for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI for a time.
He entered the United States Army on August 15, 1942 serving in Ardennes, central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland and was honorably discharged November 18, 1945.
He married Eleanor R. Reynolds in 1951. The couple lived in Philadelphia all their married life and owned and operated the Corner Motel on Route 11, Philadelphia for 20 years. Mrs. Wassus died November 18, 1997.
Mr. Wassus enjoyed betting on horses and spending time with his family.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Mary and Patrick Hebert, Philadelphia; a son and his wife, Michael and Becky Wassus, Nicholeville; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Brenda and Carl Vacula, Horshan, PA and Peggy and Rick Sayland, Tampa, FL; a Stepson,Bruce Clark, Tampa, FL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Two stepdaughters, Sandra Lanham and Sarah Parker, 2 stepsons, Stanley Hall and Wendall Hall, and two brothers, George and John died before him.
The funeral will be 12:00 pm Saturday at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa with Pastor Rachael Roberts officiating. Burial will be at Evans Mills Cemetery.
Calling hours are 10 to 12 prior to the funeral.
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.