Wayne C. Ames, 77, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Wayne C. Ames, 77, Watertown, passed away at his home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, under the direction of Hospice and the care of his family.

He is survived by his caregiver and longtime companion Karen Dumas; a son, Jeffrey Ames, Watertown; a daughter, Lori; three grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Juanita Hager, Woodbridge, VA; three brothers, James Ames, Rosemond, CA, Raymond and Richard Ames, both of St. Augustine, FL; eight nieces and nephews.

A son, Michael, and a grandchild predeceased him.

Wayne was born Nov. 11, 1945, in Watertown, a son to Harold and Anna Ames.

Wayne had worked for many years at Watertown Appliance. He also was a bartender for Dante’s, Colesante’s and Artie’s Tavern. He had owned and operated a trash removal service called “Wayne’s World”.

In accordance with Wayne’s wishes, he will be cremated. There will be no services.

A Celebration of Life will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Colesante’s Tavern, 482 Factory St., Watertown.

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc., Watertown.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.reedbenoit.com.