Patricia A. Lashomb, 70, Co. Rt. 4, Cape Vincent, died Sunday, September 23, 2012, at her home.
The family will receive friends at Knights of Columbus Council 350, James St., Clayton, on Friday, September 28, from noon to 2PM. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Alexandria Bay, will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.
She was born in Watertown on August 19, 1942, daughter of Samuel and Edna Putnam Spence and graduated from Clayton Central School in 1960. A marriage to Clarence Lashomb ended in divorce. On June 6, 1987 she married Norman H. Wagner in Clayton.
Patti had been a clerk at the 1000 Islands Bait Store, Alexandria Bay and Hungerford Hardware, Clayton and was a member of St. Marys Church, Clayton. She was also a founding member of the Society for the Protection of Grindstone Island that later became Save the River.
Besides her husband, Norman Wagner, she is survived by her two sons, Steven J. Lashomb and wife, Patti L., Virginia Beach, VA and William Joseph Lashomb and companion, Colleen Lundy, Depauville; her stepdaughter, Julie A. Kirk, Richmond, VA; three granddaughters, four grandsons, and four great grandsons; five siblings, Phyllis Garnsey, Clayton, David S. Spence and wife, Yasuko, Fairport, Roger Spence and wife, Kathy, Riverside, CA, Neil Spence and wife, Candy, Alexandria Bay, and her twin brother, Patrick Spence, Waddington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her two brothers, John and Richard Spence, died before her.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in her name to Spay & Neuter Now, 47 Duck Cove Rd., Hammond, NY 13646.