Obituaries

Elizabeth "Betty" Dora

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Elizabeth “Betty” L. Dora, age 90, of 41 Fawn Street, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Adirondack Medical Center Born in Saranac Lake, New York on September 17, 1924, she was the daughter of Lauriston and Mildred B. (Nesbit) Lunan. Betty married Arlington Dora on June 7th , 1947 at St. Bridget’s Church,…

Albert Gonyea

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Albert Arthur Gonyea, age 91, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Adirondack Medical Center Born in Moira, New York on April 14, 1923, he was the son of Wilbur and Theresa (Sussey) Gonyea. Albert married Mary Etta Bernard February 16, 1942 at Notre Dame Church in Malone. She predeceased him on October…

Benjamin Howatt, III

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Benjamin Franklin Howatt, III, age 78, of 78 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, died Monday, January 26, 2015 at the AMC-Uihlein Mercy Nursing Center. Born in Farmington, Maine on August 23, 1936, he was the son of Benjamin and Ellen (Everett) Howatt, II. Benjamin had been employed as a college professor at Paul Smiths College…

John "Jack" Smith

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John “Jack” Howard Smith, 81 of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Presbyterian Home, New Hartford, N.Y. near the home of his sister Donna Hart. Jack was born in Saranac Lake, December 23, 1933 the son of the late Oliver and Mary Fletcher Smith. He was married to the late Joann Curry.…

Charles Ritchie

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Charles L Ritchie, Jr, 91, died in his home on Upper Saranac Lake on the morning of Sunday, January 18, 2015. Charlie is survived by his sister Dorothy R. Walker, 93, son J. Michael Ritchie and his wife Sally of Saranac Lake, daughter Dorothy Ritchie Valhouli and her husband Robert DeVore of Rye, New Hampshire,…

Bub McGrain

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Bub’s sparkling eyes and bright smile were dimmed on Saturday January 17th after a very brief illness and are now being enjoyed by all his family and friends who passed before him. Born on March 23, 1927 in Saranac Lake he lived his entire 87 years in the town he loved and cherished. Bub is…

Obituary – William “Bub” McGrain

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William “Bub” McGrain’s sparkling eyes and bright smile were dimmed on Saturday January 17th after a very brief illness and are now being enjoyed by all his family and friends who passed before him. Born on March 23, 1927 in Saranac Lake he lived his entire 87 years in the town he loved and cherished. Bub is the…

Mildred Dupree

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Mildred S. Dupree, age 93, of 39 Winona Ave., Saranac Lake, died Sunday, January 11, 2015. Born in West Chazy, New York on May 28, 1921, she was the daughter of John and Alice (Beeman) Swain. She married Paul Dupree on November 29, 1947 in St. Bernard’s Church. He predeceased her on January 21, 1990.…

Norma Niederbuhl

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Norma C. Niederbuhl, 89, of Bloomingdale, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the AMC Saranac Lake. Born on November 5, 1925, Norma, a life-long resident of Bloomingdale, was the daughter of the late John and Mildred (Norman) Curran. Norma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1946 from the College of…

Ruth Laundry

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Ruth H. Laundry, age 94, formerly of Loon Lake, NY died Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at home in Morrisonville, NY. Born in Union Falls, New York on April 23, 1920, she was the daughter of Walter and Marguerite (Collins) Hough. Ruth married Harold “Mickey” Laundry on January 11, 1941. He predeceased her on December 11,…

Donald Wilson, Jr.

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Donald Wilson Jr., 52, of Saranac Lake passed away Saturday January 3rd, 2015, at his home. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years Michelle, who was his childhood sweetheart and soul mate. His son Donnie, whom he cherished with all his heart. Also his dog Linus who was his loyal companion. Don is survived…

Ronald Thomas

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Ronald D. Thomas, age 78, of Bloomingdale, died Friday, January 02, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, New York on March 31, 1936, he was the son of Ernest and Ruth (Healy) Thomas. Ronald married Josephine Ventura on February 23, 1963 in Babylon, Long Island. Mr. Thomas moved to Saranac Lake in 1973. He first came to…

Barbara Norman

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Barbara L. Norman, age 89, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, December 27, 2014. Born in Webster, New York on September 21, 1925, she was the daughter of Carl and Anna (Merkel) Lotze. Barbara married Thomas C. Norman Jr. on November 26, 1949 in Webster, New York. He predeceased her November 7, 2010. Barbara received her…

Margaret Paye

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Margaret L. Paye, age 89, of 50 Payville Lane, Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on December 18, 1925, she was the daughter of Charles and Mae (Foster) Phillips. She married George Paye in March of 1944 Saranac Lake. George predeceased…

Carol Patrie

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Carol A. Patrie, age 86, of Willow Way, Saranac Lake, died Monday, December 22, 2014. Born in Albany, New York on January 30, 1928, she was the daughter of Albert and Lelia (Franklin) Houghton. Carol had been a resident of Saranac Lake for the past 3 years coming from Jay, NY where she had made…

Linda Elmore

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Linda Diane Elmore, 73, of Olde Orchard Lane in Shelburne, Vermont died peacefully on Friday, December 19, 2014, surrounded by her family after a long illness. Diane was born in Bloomingdale, New York on January 13, 1941 to the late Gertrude S. and Arthur B. Wardner, Sr. She graduated from Saranac Lake High School in…

Lucille Wilson

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Lucille E. Wilson of McClelland Street, Saranac Lake died Thursday, December 18, at her home. She was born on December 28, 1928, in Alden, NY, to Lester and Adah Dickinson . She married Arthur W. Wilson on May 5,1950. He predeceased her in June of 1987. Lucille is survived by her six children: Laura Amell,…

Eleanor Mead

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Eleanor Louise (Frizzell) Mead, 87 of Lake Clear, NY, passed away surrounded by her family on December 7, 2014. She is predeceased by her husband, Earl F. Mead and survived by their 4 children: Julie Dowling of Olmstedville, NY, Kathleen Fink and Christopher Early of Saranac Lake, NY, Michael Mead and his wife Donna Mead…

Donald Collins

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Donald William Collins, 74, of Rainbow Lake passed away on November, 30, 2014. Born in 1940 in Massena, New York, he was the son of William Watson Collins and Aletha (Collins) Steenberg. He married Mary Wilson on May 28, 1965 in the First Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. He graduated from Massena Central High…

Cheryl Gallagher

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Cheryl A. Gallagher, age 49, of 75 Bloomingdale Ave, Saranac Lake, died Monday, November 17, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center. Born in East Patchouge, L.I. on June 08, 1965, she was the daughter of William and June E. (Whiteman) Wilcox, Sr. Cheryl had been a resident of Saranac Lake since June 3, 2000 and had…