Myrtle P. Siskavich


Myrtle P. Siskavich, 86, of Lyon Mountain, died Friday, March 29, 2019, at CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh.
Born on Aug. 11, 1932, in Lyon Mountain, N.Y., she was the daughter of Alfred and Lillian "Marguerite" (Shutts) Pageau.
She was married to Francis "Frenchie" Siskavich on Aug. 12, 1950, in St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain.
Myrtle was a communicant of St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain and a member of the Catholic Daughters. She was a member and past president of the Lyon Mountain American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion County Auxiliary and a member of the Lyon Mountain Fire Department Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens of Lyon Mountain. Myrtle was also a charter member of the Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum.
Myrtle is survived by her husband of 68 years, Francis; 13 children, Bernard Siskavich and his wife, Blanch "Teko" of Wanakena, N.Y., Paula Siskavich of Amenia, N.Y., Kathleen Young of Lyon Mountain, N.Y., Anna Morey and her husband, Keith of Ancramdale, N.Y., Francis Siskavich Jr. and his wife, Donna of Morrisonville, N.Y., Margaret Pittman and her husband, Moses of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mary Poitras and her husband, Robert of Ellenburg Center, N.Y., Rita Benjamin and her husband, Thomas of Mooers, N.Y., Janet Collins of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Eva Parsons and her husband, Ronald of Peru, N.Y., Sandra Derr and her husband, Harold of Altona, N.Y., Veronica Siskavich-Demers and her husband, Robert of Altona, N.Y., Peter Siskavich and his wife, Shelby of Cadyville, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Pageau of Lyon Mountain, Donald and Jeanette "Jeanie" Pageau of Merrill.
She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Veronica and Clarence Lawrence and Rita and Peter Kwetcian; and a brother and sister-in-law, Alfred "Buddy" and Barbara Pageau; a son-in-law, Rodney Collins.
Calling hours will be held at St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain, on Wednesday, April 3, from 3 to 6 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain on Thursday, April 4, at 11 a.m.
Burial will be held in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Lyon Mountain, in the spring.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at
Published on April 1, 2019
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Shelly (Siskavich) and Tim Roberts
Apr 17, 2019
Uncle Frenchy and Family,

Aunt Myrt will be missed by everyone whoever met her. She was an exceptional lady that reached many hearts.

Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you all during this time.

Hugs and Kisses
Janis Sampica Woodby
Apr 10, 2019
Paula and family, Prayers for all of you during this difficult time. My dad, Ulysses, worked with Frenchie in Dannemora . We are never truly prepared for the passing of a loved one. Keep all those fond memories close in your hearts and minds.
Don Bartlow
Apr 07, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Siskavich family on your loss. I have many precious memories of Myrt and how she always treated a young man from New Jersey as one of her family.
Richard R Cristo, Joseph A Botticelli & Snickers Ogunquit Beach ME / Ft Lauderdale FL
Apr 06, 2019
We are heartbroken with the loss of Myrtle Siskavich, grandmother to our dearest long term friend, Blake. While we hadn't met Myrtle, we heard years of endearing warm and genuine love stories. Blake always traveled to NY to visit his beloved grandmother on holidays and special occasions. Myrtle was a genuine, principled and loving grandmother, and these traits are forever evidenced in her grandchildren. Myrtles' grandson Blake is a profound testament to her genuine love, extending her legacy daily.

May dearest Myrtle rest in peace and we pray Almighty God grant comfort to Blake and MIchael during these most difficult times.
The Dave Ziemba Family
Apr 06, 2019
Our sympathies to all the Siskavich family.
Heather Gaebel
Apr 05, 2019
Aunt Myrt was one special person& (Godmother)She always had a smile and genuine concern for everyone around her even when she did not feel well herself. We will miss her, my sympathy to the rest of our grieving families(Pageau & Siskavich’s) Life is too short. ❤️ 🙏👼Heather,Rich,Andrew & Amanda Gaebel
Apr 04, 2019
Aunt Myrt you were an awesome and special lady you will be greatly missed RIP aunt Myrt sending lots of hugs to all the Siskavich family
Kathleen Davies
Apr 03, 2019
Frenchy & Siskavich family,
Thinking of you during this difficult time. I've always felt connected to you through my Papa and have always enjoyed hearing his stories and laughs about your times together. I remember sitting at the dinner table with him celebrating his birthday one year and Myrt called during a family dinner and many members of your family sang Happy Birthday to him on speaker phone!
Many prayers and much love being sent your way.
Dick Shutts
Apr 03, 2019
My thoughts, prayers, and love go out to the Siskavic and Pageau Families, from a cousin who unfortunately did not have the opportunity to spend as much time as I would have liked to share the joys and adventures of such amazing and wonderful people.
Helena Archer
Apr 03, 2019
My heart goes out to the entire Siskavich family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Terry & Vickey Newvine
Apr 03, 2019
Sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sharron Gaebel and Family
Apr 02, 2019
Dear Beautiful Frenchy Siskavich Family(Families):
Our sincere and heartfelt condolonces of a beautiful friend, mother, grandmother, wife and the most precious friend DeeDee is so fond of because MaMa Myrt while I was in Dannemora long time ago you and your family Dee adopted you all as her family and misses you, Papa Frenchy and your beautiful family. We will truly miss a wonderful friend and we loved her so much. So happy we got to see her and enjoy her beautiful smile on her face no matter how much pain or how she was feeling. Dee is so glad we took the time to see her when we were that way. Miss you wonderful friend Sandy, know my heart aches and misses your mom so much. All our love, pr
...ayers, hugs and bear hugs. Love and prayers for all.
Love and prayers,
DeeDee and Sharron Gaebel and family.
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Dale and Jeannie(Jettie)Robart
Apr 02, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers to the Siskavich family. So sorry for your loss. RIP Myrt.
Donna Bruno
Apr 02, 2019
My heart is with you and the family, she was a wonderful person and had the patience of a saint. May God bless you all and my prayers will be with you. She is the newest angel in heaven
Maureen Robinson
Apr 01, 2019
Dear Siskavich Family,
The world lost a very special and loving woman. May Myrtle rest in peace, and may you all eventually find peace.
With love and sympathy, Maureen Robinson
Ann Gerolimatos
Apr 01, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Myrt had to have been one of the strongest people I ever knew. Not just a neighbor but a real friend.
Lillian Cook
Apr 01, 2019
I am so sorry we had a good time when we
Went up for the miners mass we had a great visit I will always remember that night
Am so sorry with great sadness and
Sympathy to all the family
Debbie and Marshall Bushey
Apr 01, 2019
Heaven certainly gained an angel!!Such a wonderful lady that was blessed with such a beautiful and wonderful family that were blessed with her💕 Thoughts and prayers to all of you🙏🙏 I’m sure that she is smiling down on all of you.
Bob and Bonnie Weitz
Apr 01, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joseph Botticelli & Richard Cristo
Apr 01, 2019
Our prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow . She was a pillar of strength and love for our friend Blake . I will always remember the stories he told us of her . May she know peace in the arms of God .
Dana and Jeanne Rogers
Apr 01, 2019
Our hearts go out to you during this time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
James and Stephanie Simmons
Apr 01, 2019
Our condolences to the whole Siskavich family.
Apr 01, 2019
Thank you for excepting me into the family as one of your own. You’ve made me laugh so many times over the years on our trips to the casinos, like giving the finger to a driver that cut us off in traffic, or the time you had the change purse full of coins that you hit Frenchy over the head with.(Oops) Or when Frenchy went into the restroom at the Casino in Montreal when they used coins and you use to steal some of his coins from his jug . But he did catch on because he use to do the same to you 😂 Whenever I smell popcorn I will always think of you 😜 You will forever be missed . Love, Your Son-in-Law
Jean Bell
Apr 01, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family
Monica Desourdy
Apr 01, 2019
To all of you. I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your mom. Keep your memories close to your heart.