Winthrop – Stephen Frank Toth, "Frankie", 82 passed away Monday February 22, 2016. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Frankie was born on August 2, 1933 in Massena, son of the late Stephen P. and Lillian (Kuras) Toth. He graduated from Massena High School in 1951, then attended Canton College of Technology from 1952-1953. He entered the U. S. Army in April 1953 and received an honorable Discharge in 1956 at Ft. Polk, LA with the rank of Corporal. He returned home to manage his mothers tavern in Brasher Falls, Lil's Place, from 1955-1959. He assumed ownership in 1960 and operated it until it was destroyed by fire in December of 1992.
On October 3, 1992, he married Audrey E. Cole White at the Gazebo in Veteran's Memorial Park in Massena. He went to work for Murnane's Construction Company of Plattsburgh at ALCOA, as an office clerk from 1993 until he retired in January 2003.
He is a member of the American Legion Post #514 in Winthrop, also serving as Treasurer. He was a former member of the Tri Town Rescue Squad for several years. During his ownership of Lil's Place, Frankie sponsored men's and women's softball teams and the Tri Town Triplets baseball team. He was proud of the community in which he lived and helped support it with jamborees and fund raising events for many organization and individuals. He was an ardent shuffleboard player and enjoyed watching all sports events.
Frankie is survived by his son, Daniel Truax of Massena, step-children, Lori and Jerry Ashley of Norwood, Sherry and Hal Gilbert of Winthrop, and Christopher and Patti White of Brasher Falls; two grandchildren, Connor and Kayla Truax; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and his faithful canine companion, Chance. He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey, one sister, Dolores E. Toth and step-son Rick White.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 6-9 at the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop. Frankie's Mass of Christian Burial and Funeral Service will be celebrated Friday at 10:00am at St. Patrick Church in Brasher Falls. Burial will take place in the spring at Calvary Cemetery in Massena.
Memorials in Frankie's name can be made to Tri Town Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 238, Brasher Falls, NY 13613.
Memories and condolences can be shared with his family at www.hammillfh.com.