Obituaries

Dora Fountain

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Dora L. Fountain, age 101, of Paul Smiths, NY, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Franklin County Nursing Home in Malone, NY where she had been a resident since July. Born in Chasm Falls, New York on November 05, 1912, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary (Brown) Helms. She married George Fountain…

Florence Hoyt

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Florence Ruth (Klein) Hoyt, 97, of Paul Smiths, New York, daughter of Florence and Henry Klein of Homestead, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 1, 2014. She passed as gentle and graciously as she lived. The memories of her beauty inside and outside will remain in the hearts and thoughts of many Paul Smith’s alumni, friends…

Paul McGivney

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Paul Joseph McGivney, age 66, of Rainbow Lake, NY, died Monday, September 01, 2014 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Plattsburgh, New York on January 17, 1948, he was the son of Howard and Claire (Downs) McGivney. Paul married Shirleen Smith. She predeceased him on August 30, 2003. Paul had been…

Christopher Tuttle

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Christopher K. Tuttle, age 43, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, August 30, 2014. Chris was born on December 13, 1970 and grew up in Kinderhook New York. He was the son of Jim and Nora (Veress) Tuttle. He married Heather Peckham on August 14, 1999 on the family farm in Kinderhook. Chris was employed as…

Ronald Gladd

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Ronald K. Gladd, age 72, formerly of Saranac Lake and residing in Penfield, NY, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Saranac Lake on November 5, 1941, Ron was the son of Lee and Merilda (LaMare) Gladd. Ron married Marty Finn, also of Saranac Lake,…

Dorothy Moody

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Dorothy M. Moody, age 91, formerly of 15 Riverside Dr., Saranac Lake where she lived for many years, and formerly of 8 Crossfield Ave., Saranac Lake where she lived for ten years and formerly of Will Rogers where she lived for three years, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at River Ledge Home in Ogdensburg, where…

Robin Williams Dies in Apparent Suicide

The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif. Police say it appears to have been a suicide. Williams was 63 years old. Emergency personnel were called to the house in Marin County, north of San Francisco, around noon. Officials say the cause of death is suspected to…

Fatal Accident – Autopsies Released / Suspect Arrested

An autopsy was performed on James E. Barney at AMC Saranac Lake by Dr C. Francis Varga who determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma consistent with a motor vehicle collision.  Essex County Coroner Francis Whitelaw ruled the manner of death to be homicide. An autopsy was performed on Kimberly Barney at…

Obituary – Norma Elizabeth Deragon

Norma Elizabeth Deragon passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake N.Y. Norma was the daughter of Robert William Jenks and Norma Hibbard Cope Jenks, and was born June 17, 1952 in Watertown NY. She is survived by her brother Robert Jenks, his wife Barbara, and their…

Obituary – Preston Burl

Preston Burl, age 80, of 60 Church Street, Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Adirondack Medical Center. Born in Town of Franklin, on October 01, 1932, he was the son of Preston and Helen (Shumway) Burl. Preston, married Barbara Clookey on November 17, 1951 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake. Preston…

Obituary – Vincent Elias Pelletieri

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Vincent Elias Pelletieri, age 91, of 78 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, died athis home Monday, September 09, 2013. Born in Utica, New York on February 19, 1922, he was the son of Elias and Rocktella (Cavallo) Pelletieri. He married Elizabeth Rita Sullivan on September 18, 1954 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake.  Vinnie…

Obituary – Kathlene Foley

Kathlene E. Foley Goodrich, 51, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013 following a long illness. Kathlene was born the daughter of Bernard and Jean (Wamsganz) Foley in Saranac Lake on October 31, 1961. Kathy met the love of her life James Goodrich in April of 1986 and they married in Bradenton, FL on September 4,…

Obiutuary – Denise Lester

Denise Lester, age 58, of 60 Church Street, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, September 07, 2013 at the Adirondack Medical Center. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on January 04, 1955, she was the daughter of Francis “Frenchie” and Charlotte (Hull) Gladd. Denise had been employed at various area businesses in Saranac Lake including Grossmans, Tri-Lake…

Obiturary – Maurice J. (Mo) O’Brien Jr

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Maurice “Mo” J. O’Brien, Jr., age 68, of 23 Donaldson Road, Lake Clear, died Friday, August 30, 2013. Born in Eugene, Oregon on March 17, 1945, he was the son of Maurice and Anna May (Wurtzburg) O’Brien, Sr.  Mo married Lorraine Valley on August 28, 1995 at Sekon Lodge on Upper Saranac Lake. Mo graduated…

Obituary – Roger F. Hicks

Roger F. Hicks, 93, of Chazy, NY, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid, NY. Roger was born in Catskill, NY on April 17, 1920, the third of four boys to the late William and Winifred Hicks.  He grew up in Cementon, NY until age 9 when the family moved to Belvidere, NJ.  Roger graduated from…

Obituary – Carl B. Aubin

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Carl B. Aubin, age 53, of 56 Old Lake Colby Road, Saranac Lake, died unexpectedly, Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Adirondack Medical Center. Born in Marietta, Georgia on June 30, 1960, he was the son of Carlton and Evelyn (Webster) Aubin. Carl married Kathy Yelle on April 20, 1996 in Malone, NY. Carl had been…

Obituary – Margaret MacMichael Snyder

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Margaret MacMichael Snyder passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the AMC Uihlein Center in Lake Placid NY. Margaret was born September 26, 1923 in Wadsworth, Ohio. She was the daughter of William and Jane Findlay MacMichael. The widow of Roy James Snyder, they had been happily married for 63 years. She is survived by…

Obituary – Helen (Wells) Parker

Helen M. (Wells) Parker, 97 of the CVPH  6 Main Skilled Nursing Facility, died on Saturday August 10, 2013 at CVPH Medical Center Born in Saranac Lake, NY Nov. 4, 1915, she was the daughter of Truman and Gertrude (Patnode) Wells. Mrs. Parker was a life-long resident of Saranac Lake.  She was employed as a housekeeper…

Obituary – John Swinyer

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John Swinyer, age 72, of 141 Swinyer Road, Vermontville, died Wednesday, August 07, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family following a 10 month battle with cancer. Born in Saranac Lake on April 09, 1941, he was the son of Francis and Edna Mae (Wright) Swinyer.  John married Joyce Farrell on September 16, 1961…