Wilfred Carnes, 97, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at home.
He was a lifetime resident of AuSable Forks. He graduated from AuSable Forks High School and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the South Pacific from 1942-1945. When he returned from the war, he worked with his father at the Carnes Granite Company. His craftsmanship for monument design can be seen all over the North Country, including the 46 High Peaks monuments which surround Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, co-designed by his wife Barbara.
"Willie" was loved by all. An accomplished musician, he played many instruments with numerous local bands. He and his wife volunteered in the community to raise funds for the Medical Bus.
Wilfred was predeceased by his parents, Lucy and Fred Carnes, his sister Carolyn Mussen, and his son Todd. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, daughter Carla, Sister Winona Eno, stepchildren Phyllis (George) Trinka, Nancy (Michael) Myers, Mark (Alice) Smith, Gordon (Ruth AKA "George") Smith, Paul (Siobahn) Smith, 11 step grandchildren, and 12 step great-grandchildren.
A graveside service is planned for 1 p.m. on September 23, at the Fairview Cemetery, Golf Course Road, AuSable Forks, N.Y., followed by a celebration of life (pot luck) at 14027 NYS Rt. 9N., AuSable Forks, N.Y.
Instead of flowers, Mrs. Carnes requests donations to be used to purchase pet food for the pets that Wilfred loved so much.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home.
Published on September 12, 2017