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Jasper R. Wilkie

July 16, 2021

Jasper R. WilkeJasper R. Wilkie, 88, Depauville passed away at his home Friday evening, July 16, 2021.

He was born in Theresa September 8, 1932, son of Leamon S. and Persis A. Fitchette Wilkie and attended school in Clayton.

On January 23, 1952 he entered the US Air Force. Jasper received the National Defense Service and Good Conduct Medals and was honorably discharged as an Airman 1st Class on May 4, 1956.

He married Leona A. Weller at Christ Episcopal Church on May 29, 1953. Leona died April 20, 2019.

Jasper served the Town of Clayton for 32 years, the last 13 as Highway Superintendent, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton and attended Depauville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Depauville Volunteer Fire and was a former Chief. He was also a member of the Clayton Lions Club and a 50 year member of Clayton American Legion Colon Couch Post 821.

In his younger years Jasper enjoyed playing softball and was a pitcher. He and his wife, Leona, hosted many foreign exchange students and had kept in touch with them over the years. He was a Boy Scout Leader for many years and was very active in his community, especially in the political scene. The family cottage in Three Mile Bay was the scene of many happy family times. Jasper enjoyed motorcycling, skiing, running, hunting, fishing, and just being outside.

Jasper is survived by his four children, Dean A. Wilkie, Clayton, D. Cindy Wilkie, Copenhagen, Daniel R. and Brenda Wilkie, Depauville, and Decima A. and Edward "Chris" Chiasson, Carthage; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister Marlene, FL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his wife, Leona, he was predeceased by three brothers, Lyle, Richard, and Gareth and three sisters, Molly, Sheila, and Phyllis.

Jasper's family will celebrate his life on Saturday, July 31, at Depauville Fire Hall from 2 - 5 PM. There will be a service at 2 PM with Rev. Earl LaLone, Depauville United Methodist Church, presiding. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to either Depauville United Methodist Church, c/o Clayton United Methodist Church, 324 John St., Clayton, NY 13624 or Depauville Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 99, Depauville, NY 13632.

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#21 Cathy G Keating 2021-07-30 13:10
We are so sorry for your loss. Love and
prayers to your family.
Cathy Gallahan Keating & Steve Keating
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#20 Michele Estelle 2021-07-27 10:08
So sorry for your loss. May your memories of your Dad help you through this difficult time.
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#19 Jody Mono 2021-07-27 08:19
I am so sorry for your families loss, will be praying for peace and love to abound as you say your goodbyes and mourn your loss.
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#18 Marlene Fluno 2021-07-27 06:16
Dean sorry to see about the loss of your father. I remember him during my high school years with the Caslers my thoughts are with you at this time
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#17 Jill M Shepherd 2021-07-26 19:06
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad Cindy. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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#16 Bobby Cantwell 2021-07-26 16:05
I was blessed to have spoken with Jasper a few weeks back at Kinney's in Clayton. I enjoyed serving on the Depauville Sewer Board with Jasper during my time on the Clayton Town Board, Jasper loved his community and was a true icon and leader for our area, he will be missed... sending thoughts and prayers from the Cantwell family to the Wilkie family !
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#15 Joe & LibbyChurchill 2021-07-26 10:36
So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
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#14 Timothy Daly 2021-07-26 10:09
Sorry to hear about your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers
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#13 Marty Ingoldsby 2021-07-25 18:27
To the entire family; I am so sorry for your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of growing up in Depauville with Jasper and Leona as friends of the family. I remember all the good times with the fire department and scouting, the parades and field days, and all the fun times. And, the maple syrup! Jasper was always involved in one way or another. He was a good man. Rest in peace Jasper.
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#12 Susie ONeill 2021-07-25 14:16
Our family is very sorry for your loss.
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