Obituaries

Mary "Molly" Buckley

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Obituary Notice Mary “Molly” Buckley, age 83, of 25 Franklin Ave, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, May 16, 2015. Born in Massena, New York on January 19, 1932, she was the daughter of John and Irene (Roach) Buckley. Molly married Daniel L. Buckley on May 12, 1956 at St. Mary’s Church in Massena. He predeceased her…

Lewis DeFuria

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Lewis J DeFuria age 69, of 25 Sunset BLVD, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Adirondack Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Miami, FL on September 09, 1945, he was the son of Joseph and Phyllis (Beseth) DeFuria. He married Josephine Mihill on May 1, 1971 at St. Bernard’s Church…

Ernest Seifried, Jr.

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Ernest William “Ernie” Seifried, Jr., 90, of St. Augustine, died May 12, 2015, at Community Hospice Bailey Family Center for Caring, from lung cancer and long term complications from a stroke. He was born February 11, 1925 in Deerfield, NY to Ernest William and Mabel Brucker Seifried. Ernie is survived by his wife Mary Agnes…

Cynthia Nash

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Cynthia Alice Nash, affectionately known as Lulu, passed away in her home on May 2,2015, at 76 years of age. She was born in Lake Placid on October 16, 1938, but resided in Saranac Lake since the 80′ s. Cynthia was predeceased by her parents Leah Fletcher and Leslie Nash. She is survived by her…

Andreas Sawatzki

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Andreas Sawatzki, 94, of Saranac Lake, NY, passed away on May 4, 2015. He was born in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine on April 13, 1921 and overcame incredible hardships before coming to this country. Andy came to this country through Ellis Island in 1951. He initially came to Saranac Lake for the treatment of some health related…

Gary Sullivan

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Gary Sullivan, age 71, of Saranac Lake, died Friday, April 24, 2015 at C.V.P.H Medical Center in Plattsburgh, NY. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on January 24, 1944, he was the son of Daniel and Anne (Hathaway) Sullivan. Gary was lifelong resident of Saranac Lake. He loved to play basketball, baseball, and jog all…

Christopher Banker

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Christopher Charles Banker, 38 of Bloomingdale, NY and currently of Kittanning, PA died Saturday April 18, 2015 in Kittanning, PA. Born in Saranac Lake, NY on April 26, 1975 he was the son of Lynn Banker and Barbara (Boula) Hathaway. Christopher was currently working as a Superintendent for MEC Construction and had been working in…

Syley Ozcan

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Suleyman Ozcan, age of 78, , of Gabriels and formerly of South Hampton, NY, died Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake where he had been a resident since last June. Born in Istanbul, Turkey on September 15, 1936, he was the son of Ayse and Veys Husnu Ozcan. He…

Margaret Toohey

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Margaret (Peggy) A. Toohey, 83, of Mountain Lane, Saranac Lake, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Adirondack Medical Center. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on August 17, 1931, she was the daughter of Francis and Lena (Allen) Walsh. She married Richard “Dick” Toohey October 1, 1951 in Saranac Lake. He predeceased her…

Mary Donnelly Ashworth

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Word has been received of the death of Mary Donnelly Ashworth, 93, formerly of Ampersand Avenue, Saranac Lake who died on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Meadowbrook Health Care Center in Plattsburgh, Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at…

Louise Pearl

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Louise Jeanne Pearl, age 79, of Pine Street, Saranac Lake, died, Good Friday, April 3rd, 2015, at her home. Born in Saranac Lake, New York, on June 9th, 1935, Louise was the daughter of Frank and Marie (O’Connor) LaPoint. Louise lived with her sister, Margaret LaPoint in Saranac Lake for the past 30 years. She…

Adelaide Nadler

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Adelaide V. Nadler, 96, formerly of Saranac Lake, died on March 31 at Converse Home Assisted Living in Burlington, VT, where she had lived for the past two years. Born on June 22, 1918, on a farm in Keene, NY, Adelaide was the daughter of Sarah “Sadie” Brennan and Frank Vagnarelli. After graduating from Keene…

John Helmer

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John A. Helmer, age 67, of 264 McComb Street, Saranac Lake, died Thursday, April 02, 2015 at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Born in Evansville, Indiana on August 01, 1947, he was the son of John and Lillian (Schenk) Helmer. John had been a resident of Saranac Lake for over 40 years…

Adelaide nadler

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Adelaide V. Nadler, 96, formerly of Saranac Lake, died on March 31 at Converse Home Assisted Living in Burlington, VT, where she had lived for the past two years. Born on June 22, 1918, on a farm in Keene, NY, Adelaide was the daughter of Sarah “Sadie” Brennan and Frank Vagnarelli. After graduating from Keene…

Lulu LaBrake

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Lulu LaBrake, age 77, of 404 County Route 50, Lake Clear, died peacefully Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on March 25, 1937, she was the daughter of Robert and Hazel (Tyler) Goff. Lulu married Lloyd J. LaBrake on September 5, 1955 in Bloomingdale,…

Mary Lou Keough

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Mary Lou Keough, age 60, of 26 Pontiac Street, Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on December 04, 1954, she was the daughter of Charles and Doris (Meury) Keough. Mary Lou was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and had worked alongside her father in the family business…

Louise Rogers

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Louise Rogers (Ivy Louise Brown) passed peacefully Sunday, March 15, in her residence in the presence and care of her daughter. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1930 to parents William and Daisy (Onley) Brown, Louise was the youngest of seven children. She excelled at her first job at Canada Bell Telephone and quickly became…

Margaret DeVit

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Margaret “Peggy” A. DeVit, age 82, of Saranac Lake died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Mercy Health Care Center in Tupper Lake where she had been a resident since December 2013. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on October 30, 1932, she was the daughter of Ira “Pete” and Beatrice (Hannon) Munn. Peggy had…

Rita Sweeney

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Rita Ann Sweeney, age 83, of 15 Evergreen Lane, Saranac Lake, died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at home. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on August 19, 1931, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Emily (Russett) Acrivlelis. Rita married her high school sweet heart Berton John “Jack” Sweeney on April 7, 1951 in Tacoma…

Raymond Poirier

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Raymond E. Poirier, age 78, of 8226 State Route 3, Vermontville, died Saturday, March 07, 2015 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid. Born in Tupper Lake, New York on December 14, 1936, he was the son of Edmond and Hazel (LaBarge) Poirier. Raymond, married Mary Losey on December 27, 1961 in St. Bernard’s…