|Birth: ||May 27, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1999|
Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Tuesday, April 27, 1999
Hector Delbert Sholette, 74, of 7407 Route 37, formerly of 507 William St., died Monday at Hepburn Medical Center.
Mr. Sholette owned and operated Sholette 's Steak and Ale restaurant and Sholette 's Liquor Store with his family before his retirement.
Born May 27, 1924, in Ogdensburg, son of Hector and Rena Martel Sholette , he graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1942.
He served in the Army during World War II in the European theater, where he received a Purple Heart. He landed at Normandy and later was wounded while serving in France.
He married G. Pauline Pelo on Jan. 15, 1947, at Notre Dame Church with Monsignor A.D. Charbonneau officiating. Shortly after their marriage, the couple were cooks on various boats that sailed the Great Lakes. They later owned and operated The Maples restaurant on Proctor Avenue until it was destroyed by fire in 1961.
They opened Sholette's Restaurant on the Crescent in 1966, operating at that location until 1973, when they moved the business to Park Plaza. They built a new facility, the restaurant's present location, in 1996 at Linden Street and Route 37. The family also operated Sholette 's Steak House in Watertown from 1985 until the early 1990s.
The couple retired from the family business in 1980.
Mr. Sholette was a member and past president of Ogdensburg Lions Club and a past member of Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. He served on the board of directors of Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club and was a very active volunteer for the Ogdensburg Expo.
He also was a member of Ogdensburg Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, playing cards and traveling.
Surviving besides his wife are four sons, a sister, three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A sister, Barbara Groulx, died Nov. 1, 1995.
A prayer service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at McLellan Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Church with the Rev. John M. Hunt officiating. Entombment will be in Foxwood Memorial Park.
Foxwood Memorial Park
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Jun 14, 2009
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