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…

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…