Obituaries

Earl Dridge

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Earl W. Dridge, age 93, a resident of Lynbrook, NY and longtime summer resident of Saranac Lake passed away Thursday, October 02, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in England on December 27, 1920, he was the son of George and Lillian (Cooper) Dridge. He married Dorthea Smith in 1939 in North…

Shirley Dinsmore

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Shirley Dinsmore, age 84, of Saranac Lake died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the AMC-Uihlein Mercy Living Center in Lake Placid where she had been a resident since 2007. Born in Sugarbush, New York on March 21, 1930, she was the daughter of Gordon and Marie (Tuthill) Skiff. Shirley had been employed by the Saranac…

George Gryger

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George Gryger, age 51, of 215 French Road, Saranac, died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Port Washington, LI, on July 01, 1963, he was the son of Henry and Ruth (Haltenhof) Gryger. George had been employed at the Mold Rite Plastics Company in Plattsburgh for over 30…

Mark "Max" Calderone

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Mark Antonio (Max) Calderone, cherished son of Ruth Pino and Mark Calderone of Paul Smiths, died in a car accident in the Town of Brighton on Friday, October 10, 2014. Born on August 19, 1993 in Saranac Lake, Max was a student majoring in Forest Biology at Paul Smith’s College. He graduated from Saranac Lake…

June Colby

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June Florence Colby, age 90, formerly of Saranac Lake, NY, but more recently of Starr Farms Nursing home in Burlington, VT died on October 9, 2014 at Starr Farms Nursing home in Burlington, VT. She was born September 18, 1924 in Lake Placid, the daughter of Ellis and Beatrice (Vassar) Smith. June married James Colby…

Gordon Miner

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Gordon W. Miner, Sr., age 95, of 256 McComb Street, Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at 5 Trudeau Road Born in Lyon Mountain, New York on May 20, 1919, he was the son of Edward and Freda (Durett) Miner. Gordon married Elizabeth Smith on July 12, 1939 in St. Bernard’s Church. She predeceased…

Catherine Sardella

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Catherine M. Sardella, age 80, of 213 Goodspeed Lane, Bloomingdale, died Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center. Born in Buffalo, New York on October 16, 1933, she was the daughter of Michael and Rose (Panepinto) Cuviello. She married Paul F. Sardella on June 9, 1956 at Holy Cross Church in Buffalo, NY. Cathy…

Reginald Perras

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Reginald Wayne Perras, age 81, of 26 Wolf Pond Way, Ray Brook, died at home under the expert care of High Peaks Hospice on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Born in Peru, New York on May 03, 1933, he was the son of Joseph and Gladys (Sample) Perras. Reginald married Joan Ryan at St. John’s Church…

Harold Cook, Jr.

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Harold R. Cook, Jr., age 70, formerly of Saranac Lake and currently of 28 Cubb Circle, Plattsburgh, died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at C.V.P.H Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Born in Syracuse, New York on February 11, 1944, he was the son of Harold and Arlene (Manning) Cook, Sr. Harold had been employed as a school…

Mary Anne Ritchie

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Mary Anne Ritchie, 85, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Adirondack Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Charles L. Ritchie, her son J. Michael Ritchie and his wife Sally of Saranac Lake, daughter Dorothy Ritchie Valhouli and her husband Bob DeVore of Rye, New Hampshire, her son…

Anne Holum

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Binnie Ritchie Holum, born Anne Starr Ritchie, died peacefully at her parents home near Saranac Lake on September 21. She had been treated for brain cancer at Johns Hopkins and then in the skillful care of High Peaks Hospice since early July. She performed for many seasons with Pendragon Theatre Company in such productions as…

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…