Obituaries

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…

Francis Johnson

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Francis E. Johnson, age 80, of 35 Willow Way, Saranac Lake, died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Adirondack Medical Center. Born in Bloomingdale, NY on June 17, 1934, he was the son of Charles and Ethel (Skiff) Johnson. Francis married Barbara Jones on November 7, 1957 in St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale. Francis was…

Jerry Fobare

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Jerry Fobare, age 72, of 58 James Street, Saranac Lake, died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on May 10, 1942, he was the son of Leo and Laura Belle Fobare. Jerry had been employed as a plumber his entire life in the…

Diane Goff

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Diane T. Goff, age 69, of 387 Swinyer Road, Vermontville, NY, died peacefully Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on July 12, 1945, she was the daughter of John and Catherine (Rogers) LaMay. Diane married David A. Goff on November 21, 1964 in…

George "Garry" Hilling

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George David “Garry” Hilling, age 69, of 145 Old Military Road, Saranac Lake, died Monday, August 11, 2014 at his home, surrounded by family. Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on November 22, 1944, he was the son of George and Ruth (Michiner) Hilling. Garry married Patricia Sullivan Bixler on July 4, 1998 at the Adirondack Loj…

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…

Mary McCarthy

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Mary Catherine Fitzpatrick McCarthy 68, of Saranac Lake died on Friday August 8, 2014 at her home. She was born in Auburn, NY on September 26, 1945. The daughter of Joseph and Stella Fitzpatrick, she attended grade school and high school in Auburn. She was graduated from the Eastman School Dispensary of Dental Hygiene in…

Lloyd LaBrake

Lloyd J. LaBrake, age 82, of 404 County Route 50, Lake Clear, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Vermontville, New York on November 20, 1931, he was the son of William and Alice (Parent) LaBrake. Lloyd married Lulu Goff on September 5, 1955 in Bloomingdale, NY.…

Florence Hoyt

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…

Keith Brown

Keith A. Brown, age 55, of State Route 3, Sugarbush died Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at his home. Born in Plattsburgh, New York on February 10, 1959, he was the son of Keith and Shirley (Provost) Brown. Keith married Dorothy Muir on August 26, 1978 in Onchiota. Keith had been employed for many years at…

Gary Martin

Gary E. Martin, age 65, of 112 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on June 05, 1949, he was the son of Emery and Irene (Pebbler) Martin. Gary was a life long resident of Saranac Lake and had been employed by the Village of Saranac Lake…

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…