Obituaries

170218Hill

Donald A. Hill Jr.

Donald A. Hill Jr., 81, died peacefully at Adirondack Medical Center on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. He was born on Feb. 15, 1936 in Davison, Michigan. In 1961, he was working on a fishing boat in Fort Myers, Florida when he met Linda Lee Strack. He was smitten and the ultimate, true love ...

Mary A. Gach

Mary A. Gach, 56, a local businesswoman and mother of three, passed away in Saranac Lake on Feb. 13, 2017, Born in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 1960, she was the daughter of Robert and Joanne (Mueller) Herber. She married Taras “Terry” Gach on Aug. 13, 1988 in La Jolla, ...

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Stafford S. Daniels

Stafford S. Daniels, 89, of Tupper Lake passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born Nov. 14, 1927, in Indian Lake, he was the son of Sidney and Carrie (Giraurd) Daniels. Stafford grew up in Indian Lake and married the former Helen Miller on ...

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Richard ‘Dick’ Zerrahn

Richard “Dick” Zerrahn, 66, of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning on Feb. 11, 2017, at home with his loving wife Nancy and his family by his side. Dick was born on Jan. 1, 1951, to Carl and Angie Zerrahn of Peru, New York. He went on to graduate from ...

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Jerry V. Shene

Jerry Vaughn Shene, 67, husband of Laura Gregg, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at his home. Born in Saranac Lake, upstate New York, he was a son of the late Paul and Jeanette Shene. He graduated from Westhampton Beach High School in 1967. He was a U.S. Coast ...

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Chester R. Ratelle

The Lord has called his beloved Chester Robert Ratelle home on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, after battling a lengthy illness. He was born April 12, 1932, and raised in Saranac Lake to Margaret Denison Ratelle Wells and Chester Arthur Ratelle. Chester served his country as a Sergeant in the ...

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Elizabeth M. Mayer

Elizabeth M. Mayer, 51, of South Bombay, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2017, at her home while under the loving care of her family and Hospice of the North Country Inc. Born in Malone on July 20, 1965, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Virginia Goodrow ...

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Linda L. Bates-McCasland

Linda L. Bates-McCasland, 68, of Bonnie Drive, Lake Placid, died at her home from complications of COPD with her family by her side on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Mrs. Bates-McCasland was born Sept. 30, 1948 in Saranac Lake. She is the daughter of Francis and Phoebe (Snow) Whisher. She married ...

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Robert “Rob/Bob” T. Salamy

Robert “Rob/Bob” T. Salamy, 57, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at home. Rob was born in Tupper Lake on March 4, 1959 to Anthony and Margaret (Duffy) Salamy. He graduated from Tupper Lake Central School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Oswego State ...

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Susan R. (Barney) Roberts

Susan R. (Barney) Roberts passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 3, 2017, surrounded by her husband Steve and her daughter Elizabeth. Susan was born in Saranac Lake to Al and Maude (Smith) Barney. Susan met her husband Steve in 1993 and married in 1995. They settled in Punta Gorda, ...

Death notice: Robert Salamy

Robert Salamy, 57, of Tupper Lake, passed away at his home on Monday, Feb. 6. Calling hours are scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home.

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Sally H. Kopp

Sally H. Kopp passed away peacefully in her home on Feb. 3, 2017 at the age of 71. She was born on Jan. 20, 1946 in Tupper Lake to Morris and Kathleen “Sally” Sequin. Sally attended Tupper Lake High School and went on to North Country Community College. She married Jon Kopp, and ...

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Leander H. Lawrence

Leander H. Lawrence, 73, of Saranac Lake, passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Leander was born in Wilmington on April 6, 1943, to Chester and Dorothy (Warren) Lawrence. Lee was known for his kind heart and generous spirit. His willingness to help anyone out and give the shirt ...

Daniel O. Murphy

Daniel Owen Murphy, 61, of Greenwood Street, Lake Placid, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Mr. Murphy was born Oct. 12, 1955 in Hyannis Hospital, Barnstable, Massachusetts, the son of the late Edward Joseph and the late Agnes Marie (Billings) Murphy. Daniel grew up in Harwich, ...

Death Notice: Sally Kopp

TUPPER LAKE — Word has been received of the death of Sally Kopp, 71, of Tupper Lake. Calling hours are tentatively scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kateryna Lapiczak

Kateryna Lapiczak, 87, of Rochester, passed away in Lake Clear on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Kateryna was born in Luzok-Horisznyj, Ukraine on April 29, 1929, to Tymko and Anna (Pacak) Luzeckyj. She was married on May 19, 1951, to Stefan Lapiczak. Kateryna was known for her kind heart and ...

Lisa (Malmquist) Dyslin

Lisa Malmquist Dyslin, 74, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at her home in Wilmington. Mrs. Dyslin was born Aug. 21, 1942, in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is the daughter of the late Eric and the late Helen (Nygren) Malmquist. Mrs. Dyslin was a graduate of ...

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Amy L. Becker-Symonds

Amy Lynn Becker-Symonds died unexpectedly at home Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. She was born in Saranac Lake on Dec. 15, 1967, to Robert and Mary Becker of Tupper Lake. Amy married Rocky Symonds, the love her life, on April 25, 1992. She graduated from Tupper Lake High School in 1986 and ...

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Jack L. Martin

Jack L. Martin died Jan. 18, 2017, at Close to Home Hospice in Gillette, Wyoming, following a battle with metastatic lung cancer. Jack was born Nov. 4, 1944, in Lake Placid to Katherine (Pelkey) Martin and Charles J. Martin Sr. of Lake Placid and Pinehurst, North Carolina. Jack is survived ...

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Kathryn R. (Rickert) Doherty

Kathryn R. (Rickert) Doherty, of Worcester, Massachusetts, formerly of Delmar, died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. She was 94. Her husband, Joseph “Joe” Warren Doherty died Jan. 3, 1998. She leaves her children: David and his wife, Patricia Doyle Doherty, Ellen and her husband, ...