Obituaries

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…

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…