Obituaries

Adelaide LaRocque

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Adelaide M. LaRocque, age 63, of 82 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake, died Monday, November 10, 2014. Born in Tupper Lake, New York on July 31, 1951, she was the daughter of Arthur and Marie Jeannette (Sabourin) Clement. She attended Tupper Lake High School. She married Eugene D. LaRocque (1935-2012) on July 31, 1971 and had…

Clarence Brockway, Jr.

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Clarence W. Brockway, Jr., age 77, of 565 County Route 18, Lake Clear, died at home peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 06, 2014. Born in Burke, New York on November 21, 1936, he was the son of Clarence and Grace (Duquette) Brockway. Clarence married Sylvia Ducatt March 25, 1961 at St.…

Gail Donaldson

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Gail Virginia Donaldson, age 74of Syracuse, NY entered Heavens Gate on Oct 31, 2014. She was born on April 9th, 1940 in Saranac Lake to the late Loretta M. (Starks) and Clarence H. Donaldson. Gail graduated from Saranac Lake High School, and Crouse Irving Nursing School with her RN degree. She made her home in…

Donald Bedore

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Donald E. Bedore, age 79, of 217 Kiwassa Road, Saranac Lake, died peacefully at home on Tuesday October 28, 2014 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Tupper Lake, New York on July 02, 1935, he was the son of Adolph “Duffy” and Emma (Beaujolie) Bedore. Donald married June E.…

Paul Vezeau

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TUPPER LAKE- Paul Vezeau, 82, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Born December 21, 1931 in Tupper Lake, he was the son of Leopold and Priscilla (LaVigne) Vezeau. Paul attended local schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951. He served during the Korean War and was a recipient of…

James "Jim" Butzer

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Word has been received of the death of James Joseph “Jim” Butzer, age 51 of Saranac Lake who died on October 17, 2014. Jim was a retired New York State Trooper and had owned and operated Club Saranac gym in Saranac Lake for many years. He also was a member of the Saranac Lake Elk’s…

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…