Obituary of Harriette B. Roykouff
Harriette B. Roykouff, age 89, resident of Pulaski since 1955, formerly of Ithaca, passed away Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Harriette was born July 9, 1929 in Lansing, NY, the daughter of James and Ruth Volbrecht Buck. She graduated from Lansing High School in 1946. Harriette married George Roykouff on September 23, 1950 and he passed away September 23, 2002. She was last employed by Syracuse Auto Parts in East Syracuse for several years, retiring in 1992. She had been previously employed by Mosher’s Electric in Pulaski from 1971 until 1989.
Harriette was a member of the Pulaski Lions Club and she made the salads and beans for all of their chicken barbeques. She received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in 2014, the Lions Club’s highest form of recognition for her dedication to humanitarian service. Harriette attended the Pulaski Wesleyan Church. She was also a volunteer and former treasurer of the Pulaski Community Cupboard, and she was a former member of several local bowling leagues. Harriette loved the Yankees, SU Sports, gardening, knitting, and traveling with Brant and his family.
Surviving are one son, George (Sheree) Roykouff of Fenton, MI, two daughters, Cheryl (James) Gonzalez of Camillus and Karen (Joseph) Thomas of Stoughton, MA, her companion of several years, Brant Deaton, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband George in 2002, and her brothers Jamie and Clifford (Kip) Buck.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church, 4591 US Route 11, Pulaski with burial in South Richland Cemetery in Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street Pulaski.
Donations in Harriette’s memory may be made to the Pulaski Community Cupboard, 12 Bridge Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.