CAPE VINCENT, NY — Lyle F. Docteur, 80, of NYS Route 12E, Cape Vincent, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 10, in the emergency room at River Hospital.
Born June 4, 1938, in Watertown, the son of Frederick and Mable Reff Docteur, he graduated from Cape Vincent High School.
Lyle married Edith “Edie” Hammond on May 5, 1962, in Chaumont, NY. Together, they owned and operated Docteur’s General Store, Doc’s Hots Snack Bar, and Docteur’s Flea Market, all located in Sand Bay, across from Cedar Point State Park.
After selling the store property, Lyle worked as a self-employed general contractor.
He also owned race horses and was known in the harness racing circuit.
Lyle was a 3rd Degree member of the Leray de Chaumont Knights of Columbus in the parish of St. Vincent de Paul, Rosiere, NY. He was member of the Cape Vincent Lions Club and was on the committee to build the Cape Vincent Recreation Park.
He was a life-long avid fan of the Syracuse Orange and the Cleveland Indians.
Besides his wife, Edie, he is survived by his son Scott (Elizabeth) Docteur, Clayton, NY; daughters, Jody Lynn Pettit, Clayton, NY, and Wendy (Steven) Carlson, Glenfield, NY; four grandchildren, Taylor Pettit, Makenzie Docteur, Jennifer Augliano, and Ryan Dee; and his sisters, Mary (Lawrence) Wiley, Massena, NY, Audrey (Al) Natoli, Webster, NY, Carol Fleming, Cape Vincent, and Jeri Lynne (Michael) Brayen, Fishers Landing, NY.
Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rosiere. The funeral Mass will be said 1 p.m. with Rev. Raymond Diesbourg officiating. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul cemetery. A reception will be held at the K of C Hall following graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lyle’s name to the Cape Vincent Ambulance, PO Box 835, Cape Vincent, NY 13618.
Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay.
Online condolences may be made at www.costellofuneralservice.com