Obituaries

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Lewis A. Conway

Lewis A. Conway, 65, of Lake Placid, died Monday, March 27, 2017. Born in Lake Placid on March 2, 1952, he was the son of Alfred and Johanna H. (Berg) Conway. Lewis, married Cindy Porter on March 2, 1977 in Lake Placid. Lewis had been a lifelong resident of Lake Placid where he owned and ...

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Harvey S. Tebo Jr.

Harvey S. Tebo Jr., 90, of Tupper Lake, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Harvey was born in Tupper Lake on Aug. 6, 1926, to Edith Dominie and Harvey Tebo Sr. Harvey was one of the last surviving members of the undefeated Tupper Lake football team of 1944. He served in the U.S. Army in ...

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Bernadette Derby

Bernadette Harrigan Derby, formally of Malone died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Walnut Creek California at John Muir Hospital after contracting pneumonia. She was 90 years old. Born July 28, 1926 in Saranac Lake, she was the daughter of Lauretta and Michael Harrigan who predeceased ...

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Shelia M. (Lenahan) Durkin

Shelia M. (Lenahan) Durkin, 86, surrounded with love, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Shelia was a resident of Cheektowaga for many years and had resided with her daughter, Patti and her family in Wilmington for the past two years. She ...

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Charles “Chuck” W. Finley

Charles “Chuck” W. Finley, 74 of Wesvalley Road, Lake Placid passed away quietly Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake in the company of his loving son James. Charles was born Oct. 16, 1942 the son of Charles W. and Audrey Brook Finley in Glen Ridge, ...

William ‘Bill’ C. Sexton

William “Bill” C. Sexton, 71, of Vermontville, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at his home. Born in Olean on Feb. 11, 1946, he was the son of Albert and Dorothy (Martin) Sexton. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He is survived by one brother, Jon (Erika) Sexton of ...

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Clarence H. Lester Sr.

Clarence H. Lester Sr., 86, of Keesemills Road, Paul Smiths, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Paul Smiths on Nov. 9, 1930, he was the son of Wayne and Lois (Childs) Lester. Clarence married Dorothy M. Ero on Jan. 29, 1955 in the Malone ...

Memorial service: Richard Zerrahn

PERU — A memorial service for Richard Zerrahn will be held at noon Saturday, April 1, 2017, at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru, New York, with a reception to follow. Casual dress is encouraged.

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Thomas A. Angulot

Thomas A. Angulot, of Moongate Lane, Lake Placid died Monday morning, March 20, 2017, after a courageous battle fighting the limitations of quadriplegia these past six years. He was 65. He was always kind hearted, a very genuine man. Tom had a heart of gold. He would treat people with ...

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Brad “Eggplant” MacDowell

Brad “Eggplant” MacDowell, 68, of Saranac Lake, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Birch Point. Born in Saranac Lake on July 9, 1948, he was the son of Winchester and Charmion (Maloney) MacDowell. Brad had been employed as a bartender for many years for various area businesses. He also ...

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Donald J. Malone

Chapter 1 Donald John Malone, 91, of Lake Placid died on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home with his loving wife Peggy at his side. Don was born in Roselle Park, New Jersey, to John and Louise Rudolph Malone on Sept. 25, 1925. He attended Flushing High School in the New York City borough ...

Death notice: Thomas A. Angulot Sr.

Thomas A. Angulot Sr., 65, of Lake Placid died Monday, March 20, 2017, at home in Lake Placid. He was owner and operator of Lake Placid Rental and Supply. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, at M. B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home, Lake Placid. A Mass of Christian ...

Brad ‘Eggplant’ MacDowell

Word has been received of the death of Brad “Eggplant” MacDowell, 68, of Saranac Lake, who died one Monday, March 20, 2017. Calling hours are tentatively set to take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. Internment services ...

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Lacy Deforest (Schless) Rezek

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Lacy Deforest Schless Rezek, 67. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 11, 2017, at the winter home she shared with her longtime partner Neal MacDonald in Incline Village, Nevada. Lacy was born in ...

Gail LeFebvre Pelkey

Gail LeFebvre Pelkey went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Gail went to college for psychology and worked for the Elizabethtown Mental Health Association for a number of years, as well as being a seamstress for the Lake Placid Club and American Village Dry Cleaning in ...

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Arlene J. Branch

Arlene J. Branch, 87, of 23 Prescott Place, Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Pulaski, New York on June 25, 1929, she was the daughter of Frank and Clair E. (Kelsey) LeBeau. Arlene attended and graduated from High ...

DEATH NOTICE: Gail L. Pelkey

Gail L. Pelkey, 79, of Malone, died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at UVM Health Network/CVPH Medical Center of Plattsburgh. Mrs. Pelkey was born Oct. 17, 1937 in Keene Valley. She is the daughter of Albert and Frances (LaBombard) LeFebvre. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A ...

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Janet R. Simpson

Janet Rose Simpson, 77, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed cooking delicious dinners for her family, spending winters in Las Vegas, and dealing in antiques and collectibles. Many of her ...

Death notice: Christina Macey Strack

Word has been received of the death of Christina Macey Strack, 67, of Lake Clear who died on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Sabastian, Florida. Local arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A memorial service will take place at a later date to be announced.

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Joan Devitt (nee Mary Joan LaCasse)

The beloved Joan Devitt (nee Mary Joan LaCasse) passed away suddenly of heart failure on March 13, 2017 in Jay. She was just shy of her 85th birthday. Joan was born in Camden, New Jersey on March 21, 1932. She graduated from Camden Catholic School in 1949 and then earned a certificate in ...