Obituaries

Gerald Macey

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Gerald V. Macey, age 86, of 286 County Route 47, Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at AMC-Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid. Born in Vermontville, New York on March 05, 1928, he was the son of Victor and Mary (Duckette) Macey. Gerald married Therese St. Dennis on May 25, 1974 in St. Bernard’s…

Vauna Bernstein Ratner

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Vauna Bernstein Ratner, at the age of 53 passed away on February 27th in her family home surrounded by loved ones. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Vauna spent her years growing up in Saranac Lake and graduated with the class of 1980. Friends will remember her involvement and love of musical theater in Saranac Lake…

Philip "Brown Bear" Duprey

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Philip M. “Brown Bear” Duprey age 71,of 198 Neil St., Saranac Lake, passed away at home on Friday February 27, 2015 under the loving care of family and High Peaks Hospice, after a long, courageous battle with colon cancer. He was born Feb. 6, 1944, in Lake Placid, N.Y., the son of Philip and Mae…

Pauline Durant

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Pauline E. Durant, age 82, of 14 Kiwassa Road, Saranac Lake, died Thursday, February 26, 2015. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on May 12, 1932, she was the daughter of Cecil and Hazel (Hanmer) Tredo. Pauline married Loren Durant who predeceased her. Pauline was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and had worked as…

Eleanor Bedore

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Eleanor M. Bedore, age 86, of 60 Church Street, Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Adirondack Medical Center. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on November 08, 1928, she was the daughter of Raymond and Mary Josephine (Green) Slattery. Eleanor married George Bedore on April 10, 1948 in St. Bernard’s Church. He…

Solange Verheydt

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Solange Marie Verheydt, age 86, of 82 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake where she had been a resident since 2012. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on April 09, 1928, she was the daughter of Donat and Elgantine (Lalande) Gendron. Solange, married John…

Ilean Simpson

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Ilean A Simpson, age 85, of 770 St. Regis Ave., Bloomingdale, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at AMC-Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid following a brief illness. Born in Sugarbush, New York on May 31, 1929, she was the daughter of Royal and Irene (Collins) Tuthill. Ilean, married August Simpson on October 2, 1954 at…

Irving "Bud" Hunt

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Irving “Bud” Hunt passed peacefully February 21st at the age of 94 to be reunited in heaven with his loving wife of 67 years, Peggy, who predeceased him in 2009. Bud was born March 8th 1920 in Saranac Lake. He lived his entire life, except a few post college years on the same property in…

Irving "Bud" Hunt

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Irving “Bud” Hunt passed peacefully February 21st at the age of 94 to be reunited in heaven with his loving wife of 67 years, Peggy, who predeceased him in 2009. Bud was born March 8th 1920 in Saranac Lake. He lived his entire life, except a few post college years on the same property in…

Mae Martin

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Mae “Gale” Martin, age 78, of 93 Shepard Ave., Saranac Lake, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 93 Shepard Ave. Born in Oraville, Maryland on October 13, 1936, she was the daughter of Blake and Frances F. (Marshall) Newell. Gale had been employed as the head housekeepers at Trudeau Institute for 25 years until her…

Warren Ludgate

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Warren William Ludgate, age 68, of Edgewood Road, Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on October 20, 1946, he was the son of Robert and Gloria Gwendolyn (Seney) Ludgate. Warren lived at his Sunmount home in Saranac Lake since 2005. He loved his home where he was surrounded…

Obituary – Joseph Cavallo, Jr.

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Joseph Peter Cavallo, Jr., age 57, of 16 Rockledge Lane, Saranac Lake, died Friday, February 06, 2015 at the University Of Vermont Medical Center. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on September 14, 1957, he was the son of Joseph and Edna (Cole) Cavallo, Sr. Joseph, married Lillian Duffy on April 7, 2006 in Los…

Joseph Cavallo, Jr.

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Joseph Peter Cavallo, Jr., age 57, of 16 Rockledge Lane, Saranac Lake, died Friday, February 06, 2015 at the University Of Vermont Medical Center. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on September 14, 1957, he was the son of Joseph and Edna (Cole) Cavallo, Sr. Joseph, married Lillian Duffy on April 7, 2006 in Los…

Helen Denny

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HELEN RUTH THOMPSON DENNY, age 97 of 78 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake died Friday January 24, 2015 at the Essex Center in Elizabethtown, New York. Helen was born on September 28th, 1917 in Punxsutawney, PA. She is survived by her daughter Tobi Kumar, and her brother, Dr. MC Thompson and family, as well as…

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…