SOUTH COLTON—Funeral Services for 74 year old Wayne P. Ames, a resident of 4263 St. Highway 56, South Colton, will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton with Rev. Lee Sweeney presiding. Burial will follow the services at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Colton. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mr. Ames passed away Sunday morning, April 23, 2017 at his home.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 50 years, Renace “Rennie”, South Colton; a son, Daniel P. and his companion Donna McGinnis, Norwood; a daughter, Denise J. and Steven Folsom, Fine, NY; his three beloved grandchildren, Mallory Folsom, Jacob Folsom and Austin Ames. Wayne is also survived by his two brothers, John and Carol Ames, Canton and Edward and Jackie Ames, Roseville, CA as well as several nieces and nephews.
Born in Potsdam, NY on June 19, 1942 to the late Robert P. and Edna M. Rose Ames, Wayne graduated from Colton-Pierrepont Central School worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for St. Lawrence County for two years. Wayne was then drafted into the U.S. Army, serving from 1964-1966. Upon his return home from the service, Wayne married Renace A. LaPoint on April 15, 1967. He worked for Reynolds Metal in Massena for 37 years, retiring in 2001 as an Anode Tender. He was a member of the Birch Brook Hunting Club, the Colton Fire Department and the Parishville Amvets. Wayne was a meticulous person, taking great pride in his lawn care, making sure everything was put in its place and watching over Rennie. He enjoyed socializing with his family and friends and spending time with his grandchildren. Memorial Donations in his memory can be made to the Colton Rescue Squad and memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com . The Buck Funeral Home in Colton is serving the family of Wayne P. Ames.