Sally A. Sourwine, 70, Alexandria Bay

ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY – Sally A. Sourwine, 70, of Log Hill Road, passed away at home Tuesday evening, due to complications with Parkinson’s disease.

Born Nov. 23, 1949, in Alexandria Bay, a daughter of Richard and Myrtle Frizzell Marsaw, she was educated in Hammond Central School.

She worked for many years as a housekeeper for Riveredge Resort.

A marriage Paul Mahay, ended in divorce.

She married Thomas O. Sourwine on Aug. 9, 1976, at Oak Point with Menzal Preston officiating. Honor attendants were Leo Sourwine, brother of the bridegroom, and Linda (Davis) Babcock, cousin of the bride.

Besides her husband Tom, she is survived by three sons, Allan (Pam) Mahay, Hammond, John (Christine Penrose) Mahay, Alexandria Bay, and Nathan (Patricia) Sourwine, LaFargeville; a sister, June Johnson, Rochester; a brother, Jay Marsaw, Rossie, NY; and seven grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her half brother, James Frizzell.

Sally enjoyed being with friends and took great pride in her children and grandchildren.

She was a member of the Watertown American Legion Auxiliary. Her hobbies included sewing and riding her motorcycle.  Sally and Tom loved to go dancing, enjoyed traveling, getting a deal at garage sales, and looked forward to their yearly vacation in Myrtle Beach.

Per her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.  A celebration of life service will be held at a time to be announced in the spring of 2020.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Jefferson County, the Michael J. Fox Foundation ( of Chaumont Parkinson’s Support Group, c/o Thomas Sourwine, 46563 Log Hill Rd, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607.

Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay.

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