Doris Cox Lerch, 90, native of Parishville

Tools

Doris Cox Lerch died peacefully on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital after a brief illness.

In keeping with her wishes there will be no service or calling hours. Arrangements are with the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.

Doris was born on July 2, 1923 in Parishville, NY the only child of Clarence and Hazel (Lucas) Crystal. She graduated with a regent’s diploma from Parishville High School in 1939 at the early age of 15.

A marriage to Donald Cox resulted in divorce and she later married Melvin Lerch who passed away before her in 2010.

Doris retired from Canton-Potsdam Hospital in 1985 and then worked as a Hospital Guild Volunteer where she was known and remembered by many as the “TV Lady.”

Doris was very involved with the senior citizens in the area serving as President and Secretary of the St. Lawrence County Senior Citizen Council, President of the Potsdam Sandstone Senior Citizens, vice-president of the Parishville Hilltoppers Senior Citizens and as a MAP Counselor for St. Lawrence County.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Connie and Daniel Maguire of Parishville; two sons, Robert and Karen Cox of Parishville, and Jerry Cox and Martha from Pigeon Forge, TN. Doris is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kelly and Danny Maguire, Lauren and Stephanie Cox, Laurie Pete, Cheryl Levante and Michelle Lucas, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Doris was known for playing piano at area dances, and calling at square dances, a skill she learned from her father at a very young age. She loved to dance which she enjoyed so much with her husband Melvin. She loved to crochet and knit and many benefited from this craft as she loved to give folks her created gifts.

Doris loved to read, work on jigsaw puzzles and cook. She also loved to play cards and spending time with her family was her greatest pleasure, and she will be missed by all.

If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice and Palliative care, 6805 U. S. Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, or to the Parishville Volunteer Rescue Squad, or Parishville Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 547, Parishville, NY 13672.
 

Sunday, November 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY
More On Demand

Funeral Homes Listings

Jefferson County:

Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
315-493-3710

Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
315-782-4910

Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
315-482-5840

Cummings Funeral Service
Watertown - 315-782-0830
Clayton - 315-686-5101

Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
315-628-4451

Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
315-788-3351

Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
315-639-6257

Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
315-782-6580

Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
315-788-6180

Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
315-654-2681

Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
315-649-2912

Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
315-493-2621

Carpenter-Stoodley, Belleville
315-846-5211

T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
315-686-2414

Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
315-232-4000

Lewis County

Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
315-346-6511

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
315-376-8009

Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
315-346-6311

Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
315-376-2665

St. Lawrence County

IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
315-375-8258

Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop

Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
315-353-2112

Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
315-393-4870

French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
315-287-2810

Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
315-287-1330

Phillips Memorial Home, Massena
315-769-3549

Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
315-393-2220

Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
315-393-1414

Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
315-386-8513

O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton

Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
(315) 347-2122

French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur

French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards

French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake

This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

What's On TonightFull Schedule