Obituaries

Margaret (Dezendorf) Pedu

Margaret “Maggie” (Dezendorf) Pedu passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at age 92 in Punta Gorda, Florida. She was born July 12, 1925 in Mineola, Long Island to Margaret Kent and Charles Frederick Dezendorf. She spent her childhood in East Williston. She ...

Andrew Douglass Studdiford Jr.

Andrew Douglass Studdiford Jr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, after a brief illness. He was the son of Andrew Douglass Studdiford and Esther Nimick Studdiford. Andy had a passion for sailing, acting, singing and living life to the fullest. He learned to sail as a ...

Raymond James Donnellan

Raymond James Donnellan, 98, of Lake Placid passed away April 9, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of late Edward James and Mary Ellen (Walker) Donnellan. Raymond was one of five children. He attended Billerica Memorial High School ...

Maria Giokas Aivaliotis

Maria Giokas Aivaliotis, 81, passed away on March 31, 2018. She was the wife of John Aivaliotis. They shared 53 years of marriage together. Born in Greece, she was the daughter of Aikaterini and Emil Giokas. She attended Lake Placid High School and graduated from Becker College and ...

Death notice: Raymond James Donnellan

Raymond James Donnellan, 98, of Newman Road, Lake Placid passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at Elderwood of Uihlein in Lake Placid. Mr. Donnellan was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Lowell, Massachusetts. He is the son of Edward J. and Mary Ellen (Walker) Donnellan. He served in the United States ...

George J. Schaefer

George J. Schaefer, 87, of Arden Courts in Seminole, Florida, where he had been a resident since 2016, died on April 1, 2018. Born in Saranac Lake on April 7, 1930, he was the son of George B. and Mary (Fulford) Schaefer. A lifelong resident of Saranac Lake, George was employed in the ...

Death notice: Floyd B. Kyea

ROCHESTER — Floyd B. Kyea, 95, passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side on April 6, 2018. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 at St. John’s the Evangelist Church, 2400 W Ridge Road, Rochester. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Windsor, ...

Lois Jean Roche Blackmon

CHARLESTON, S.C. — On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Lois Jean Roche Blackmon passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Lois Jean was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 25, 1934, to Lois and Francis Roche. She grew up in Saranac Lake, where she graduated from high ...

Donald Tallman

Donald Tallman, 71, of Bloomingdale, died April 3, 2018. Born in Malone on Sept. 10, 1946, he was the son of Grace Paguin Tallman. As a resident of Saranac Lake, Donald was employed as an aide by Sunmount DDSO in Tupper Lake. Don worked in various locations throughout his career, most ...

Walter Leon Pryne

GLENVILLE — Walter Leon Pryne, 89, passed away on Friday March 30, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones at Baptist Retirement Center. Born on May 21, 1928, in Utica to the late Walter H. Pryne and Amelia Mursch Pryne, he was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Midway from ...

Kerriann Cowan

Kerriann Cowan, 50, of Paul Smiths passed away on March 29 after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Kerriann was born in Plattsburgh on Dec. 15, 1967. She was the daughter of Marjorie Lagree Spellman and Henry Spellman. After attending ...

Margaret Nugent

Margaret “Peggy/Nana” Nugent (nee Hence), 85 years of age, of Lake Placid, died peacefully at her home on Sentinel Road on March 30, 2018. Peggy was born on Dec. 21, 1932, in Fort Covington, the daughter of John and Mabel (Rushlow) Hence. She was predeceased by her husband William J. ...

Margaret “Peggy” Nugent

Margaret “Peggy” Nugent, 85, died Friday, March 30, 2018 at her home in Lake Placid. Mrs. Nugent was born Dec. 21, 1932 in Fort Covington, New York. She is the daughter of Jack and Mabel (Rushlaw) Hence. Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at the M. B. Clark, ...

James Crowley

James Crowley, 100, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2018, in Troy with his family at his bedside. Jim was born on Oct. 16, 1917 in Wilmington on the family farm. He was the son of Celina D’Avignon and Thomas Crowley. After high school, Jim attended Syracuse University and went ...

Lena Capuano

Lena Capuano, 90, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 26, 2018. She was born in Saranac Lake on Jan. 17, 1928 to the late Luigi and Eliza Bargnesi Sorcinelli. Lena earned her bachelor’s degree at the New York State Teachers College in Albany, she went on to teach at ...

Richard M. Foster

Richard M. Foster, 75, of Lake Placid, died suddenly Monday, March 19, 2018, while vacationing with his wife Karen in Sedona, Arizona. Richard was born on June 24, 1942 in Potsdam. He lived in Saranac Lake and attended Saranac Lake schools until fourth grade, when his family moved to ...

Pearl E. Tuthill

Pearl E. Tuthill, 95, of Saranac Lake, died on Monday, March 26, 2018, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Born in Black Brook on Jan. 16, 1923, she was the daughter of Dolph and Delia (Rushia) LaGoy. A lifelong resident of the area, Pearl worked as bookkeeper at LaPan Oil company ...

Patricia A. Hathaway

Patricia Anne Hathaway, 59, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Born July 6, 1958 in Tupper Lake, she was the daughter of Carl and Valda (Ryan) Hathaway. She was a graduate of Saranac Lake High School and served in the Navy in 1980. Upon leaving the Navy, she worked ...

Ronald Keith Taylor

Former Baggs, Wyoming resident Ronald Keith Taylor died on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the home of friends in Dixon, Wyoming. He was 64. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held in the spring. Ronald Keith Taylor was born the son of Milford Keith and Rita Joan (Stranc) Taylor on ...

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Callaghan

Sandy passed, peacefully, into eternal rest on Sunday, March 25, 2018, after a long battle with several assailants. She was born in Glenmont, on Jan. 2, 1948, to Henry and Hazel (Barbour) Herchenroder. She graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1966. She had worked for Farm ...