Funeral services for Travis M. (Gilbert) Carpenter, age 18 of County Route 16, Canton will be held on Tuesday (July 15, 2014) at 11:00am at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Rusty Bissell officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Hermon Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the funeral home. Travis passed away at his home on Friday July 11, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and friends after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Surviving are his parents Nancy Carpenter & her husband Nelson of Canton and Marc Gilbert & his wife Celeste of Ogdensburg; a brother Dylan Barton of Dekalb; two sisters Krista Crobar & her husband Matt of Rensselaer Falls and Tiffany Barton & her companion Ricky Devito of Heuvelton; ½ brother Brandon Johnson of Ogdensburg; ½ sister Nicole Gilbert of Ogdensburg; maternal grandmother Shirley Mehaffy of Heuvelton; paternal grandparents June Gilbert of Ogdensburg, Nelson & Fama Carpenter of Hermon and Rose & Donnie Fifield of Hermon; nieces Gracie & Claire Crobar and Rylie Bressett; nephews Logan & Liam Devito; special friend Alyssa Anson of Dekalb; prom date Kristi Pike of Heuvelton along with many aunts, uncles & cousins.
His grandfather’s Robert Mehaffy and George Gilbert along with an uncle Mack Fuller predeceased him.
Travis was born on May 31, 1996 in Ogdensburg, a son of Nelson & Nancy (Mehaffy) Carpenter and Marc Gilbert. He was a student at Heuvelton Central High School and a member of the Buffalo Time Travelers Car Club. Travis was diagnosed with pinealblastoma in 2007, and fought long and hard for the past 7 years. Even through the invasive stem cell transplant, he always wore a smile, and not once ever complained. Travis made a great impression on everyone that entered his life, and was blessed to be granted his 3 important wishes. He enjoyed driving his big red truck, snowmobiling, playing pool, baseball, soccer, hockey, play station games, watching NASCAR & Stiles Family Racing, and going to Doug’s for chicken wings on Wednesday night. He also was an avid Buffalo Sabers and New England Patriot fan.
Memorial contributions can be made to Ryan’s Wish Foundation, 181 Main St. Hailesboro Road, Gouverneur, NY 13642 or the Women’s & Children’s Hospital, 219 Bryant Street, Buffalo, NY 14222. Condolences can be shared also online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.