Obituaries

Rebecca A. (Shaughnessy) Dobie

Rebecca Ann Shaughnessy Dobie was surrounded by her family when she went through the gates of heaven to be with the Lord on Monday, July 30, 2018. Becky was born on March 15, 1949 at Glens Falls Hospital, the sixth of seven children of George and Gladys Litts Shaughnessy of ...

Rachel L. Swinyer

MALONE — Rachel Lynn Swinyer, 51, of Cadyville died unexpectedly in Malone on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Born in Saranac Lake July 14, 1967 she was the daughter of Glenn and Violet Butterfield Swinyer. She is survived by sons Matthew of Malone and Michael of Bangor; daughter Megan Lynn ...

Reginald F. Clark

On the evening of July 30, 2018, Reginald F. Clark passed away in the comfort of his Lake Placid home, surrounded by the love of his family. He died peacefully just three days after his 89th birthday. Reg Clark was born on July 27, 1929, to Matthew B. Clark and Beatrice Lengfeld. He was ...

Charles E. Beiser

Charles Edward Beiser, of Queensbury died on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Saranac Lake. Chuck was born in Stamford, Connecticut on Jan. 27, 1929 and grew up in Riverside, Greenwich, Connecticut. He graduated from the Brunswick School in 1947. He had fond memories of spending summers sailing, ...

Allan G. Lawrence

Allan G. Lawrence, 77, of Wilmington passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2018, at the UVM Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Wilmington on Aug. 8, 1940, the son of Adrian and Beatrice (Stephenson) Lawrence. Allan was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. He enjoyed ...

Donald G. Edgley

Donald G. Edgley, 85, of Lake Placid, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital in Elizabethtown. Mr. Edgley was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Lake Placid. He is the son of the late Monroe H. and the late Marguerita (Lawlor) Edgley of Carlow, Ireland. Don was a ...

Patricia Stephenson

Patricia Stephenson, 82, of Saranac Lake, died Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Noyes Hospital in Dansville. Born in Bloomingdale on Oct. 10, 1935, she was the daughter of Erwin and Lilian (Mose) Strobel. Patricia married William Stephenson on May 2, 1963, in St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale. ...

Jane Gillis

Jane Bridget Gillis passed on Saturday, June 21, 2018, the Summer Solstice, a day that she revered. Jane is mourned by her husband David and son Eliot Laliberte of Vancouver, Washington; her sister Kathy and husband William Sparks of Lutz, Florida; Barbara Gillis and husband Brian Bonneau ...

Greta Evelyn (Bedore) Rovito

Greta Evelyn (Bedore) Rovito, 95, of Tupper Lake, passed away, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Mercy Living Center. Born in Tupper Lake on June 19, 1923, she was the daughter of Adolph “Duffy” and Emma (Beaujolie) Bedore. She grew up in Tupper Lake and attended local schools. On Nov. 20, ...

Gary S. Friel

Gary S. Friel, 69, of Redford and a long-time resident of Lake Placid, died Friday, July 20, 2018, at Elizabethtown Community Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Friel was born April 30, 1949 in Manuet. He is the son of the late Bernard and the late Lillian (Ewald) Friel. He was the husband ...

Sandra J. Lamica

Sandra J. Lamica, 56, of Mountain View, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018, at the U.V.M. Health Care Facility, in Burlington, Vermont. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Frederick L. and Barbara Ann Sweeney Lamica Sr. Sandra was a home health care provider for ...

Graveside Service: David Edgley and Lorraine (Bannerman) Edgley

Family and friends are invited to attend interment services for Dave Edgley, who died on May 29, 2018, and Lorraine Edgley, who died on Aug. 10, 2017. The graveside service will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 at the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. The Rev. Ralph Nixon will ...

Carol Margaret DiOrio

Carol Margaret DiOrio passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the age of 70, after a heroic battle with cancer. Ms. DiOrio was born on Dec. 9, 1947, in Troy, the daughter of Harold and Emma Brown. She grew up in New Paltz and subsequently resided in the Hudson Valley and ...

Ford Balch

Ford Cooper Balch was born to Ward Harvey Balch and Eloise Cooper Balch in Keene on Jan. 26, 1941. He died on July 16, 2018, in North Carolina with loving family. Ford grew up in Upper Jay, and graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1958. Ford’s parents were both teachers who had ...

Gary A. LeFebvre

Gary A. LeFebvre, 82, of Onchiota, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Ausable Forks on Nov. 15, 1935, he was the son of Albert and Frances (LaBombard) LeFebvre. Gary, married Mary Ann Thompson on Nov. 17, 1962 in St. Regis Quebec, ...

Tod McAfee

Tod McAfee, 76, of Onchiota, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at his home. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts on April 19, 1942, he was the son of Gordon and Claire Louise (Ferguson) McAfee. Tod attended the military academy in Vermont and had owned and operated a plumbing and heating business ...

Francis R. Pageau

Francis R. Pageau, 74, of 144 Davis St., Bradford, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, peacefully, at his residence. Born in Plattsburgh on Dec. 20, 1943, he was the son of the late Antoine and Marion June (McPherson) Pageau. On Nov. 25, 1992, in Saranac Lake, he married ...

Tammy L. Galusha

Tammy Lynn Galusha, 51, left our beloved Earth to be with her husband, Donald Galusha on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Tammy was born Sept. 28, 1966 to Nancy Sweeney in New Haven, Connecticut. Tammy was well-known and loved by so many in the Tri-Lakes area. She loved her job at North Star ...

Peggy Lee Lawrence-Fiefield

Peggy Lee Lawrence-Fiefield, 63, of Cottonwood Way, Lake Placid, died Thursday, July 12, 2018 at her home in Lake Placid. Peggy was born June 20, 1955 in Elizabethtown. She is the daughter of the late Chester Martin and the late Arvilla Doris (Preston) Lawrence. Peggy loved her family ...

Vera (Dundrova) Blazka

A graveside ceremony was held Friday, July 13, 2018, in the North Elba Cemetery, Lake Placid, to honor the life of Vera A. Blazka. Vera (Dundrova) Blazka died peacefully on Aug. 11, 2017, at the Eddy Village Green, Cohoes. She was born on Jan. 25, 1926 in #Ceska-Kamenice, Bohemia in ...