Obituaries

Charles A. Thomas

Charles A. Thomas of Lake Placid passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on April 4. For the past two years he had been a resident of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Ellen, to whom he was married for 64 years, and by his sister Alberta Salvetti of ...

Death notice: Cynthia Jane ‘Janie Ryan’ Carey

Word has been received of the death of Cynthia Jane Carey, “Janie Ryan,” 60, of Watsonville, California, who died on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Calling hours are tentatively set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake on Friday April 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of ...

Kathleen Patricia Margaret Ryan Ivimey

Kathleen Patricia Margaret Ryan Ivimey, 89, of state Route 22B, Peru, New York, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at home under the loving care of her family. She was born in Troy, New York, on Feb. 13, 1930, the daughter of John Joseph and Margaret Genevieve (Leonard) Ryan. Kathy ...

Death notice: William Scheefer Jr.

Word has been received of the death of William Scheefer Jr., 98, of Saranac Lake, who died on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. A Mass of Christian burial is tentatively set to take place on Saturday, May 18, at St. Bernard’s Church, with the Rev. Patrick ...

James Arthur ‘Bud’ Stanton

James Arthur “Bud” Stanton of Akron, New York, died at the age of 57 on March 23, 2019. He was the father of Jesse (Dean) Betzold, Colby (Christopher) Jagielo and Harlee (Samuel) Lara; brother of Wesley (Tammy) Stanton, Terry (Cliff) Darrah, Linda (Wayne) Hudson, Debby Stanton, Leland ...

Robert Helms

Robert “Bob” Andrew Helms passed away in the early hours of the morning on March 26, 2019, due to his ongoing battle with cancer. He passed quietly, as was his nature, surrounded by his family and close family friends who had taken time out of their lives to spend those extra moments with ...

Brian J. Bristol

Brian James Bristol, 48, of Barryville passed away suddenly on March 20, 2019. Brian was born Dec. 29, 1970, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, to parents Barbara and Carlton Bristol. Brian graduated in 1989 from Ridgewood High School and went on to graduate with a degree in acoustical engineering ...

Death Notice: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Veronica Roberts

Elizabeth “Betty” Veronica Roberts, a longtime resident of Saranac Lake, passed away on March 15, 2019, in Lady Lake, Florida. She was born March 3, 1926, in Glasgow, Scotland to Reginald and Elizabeth Quayle. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Local funeral ...

Death Notice: Robert A. Helms

Robert A. Helms, 57, of Tupper Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 26 at the University of Vermont Health Network’s Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake.

Elizabeth ‘Sully’ Pelletieri

Elizabeth Pelletieri of Saranac Lake died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Elderwood in Lake Placid. She was 96. Known widely as “Sully,” she was born Elizabeth Rita Sullivan on June 25, 1922, in Bloomingdale to Winifred (nee Howard) and Philip Sullivan, the eldest child of ...

Marcy I. Dunn

Marcy Irane Dunn of Lake Placid died Feb. 24, 2019.  Marcy devoted her life to working with and educating marginalized populations. She was born Aug. 3, 1941 in Kearny, New Jersey the daughter of Gordon M. and Araxie I. (Azgapetian) Dunn. She grew up in Lake Placid, where she studied ...

Rita O’Gara

Rita O’Gara, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville. Rita had moved to Fayetteville in the fall of 2007 to be with her daughter Linda Tait. Nine years later she became a resident at the Iroquois, where she touched many lives. Her ...

Elizabeth Jane ‘Betty’ Wilson

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Wilson, 93, of Lake Placid, passed away on March 20, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein in Lake Placid. A celebration of her life will be held in the early summer at the convenience of her family. Burial will follow at North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. Arrangements ...

Robert Treat Gettens

Robert Treat “Bob” Gettens, of Hardy Road, Wilmington, died peacefully Thursday, March 21, 2019. Bob was born on Friday, March 13, 1931, in Bayside. He is survived by his wife Sue Ellen, his son Robert, daughter-in-law Kim and granddaughters Ellie and Emily. Also surviving are many ...

Death notice: Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson, 92, of Lake Placid, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid in Lake Placid. Mrs. Wilson was born April 17, 1926, in Saranac Lake. She is the daughter of Francis and Eva (Bailey) Hennessey. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A ...

Death Notice: Elizabeth R. “Sully” Pelletieri

Word has been received of the death of Elizabeth R. “Sully” Pelletieri, 96, of Saranac Lake, who died on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid.   Calling hours are tentatively set to take place on Friday, March 29 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac ...

Stanley A. VanCour

Stanley VanCour, 89, of Lake Placid, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Stan was the son of Joseph and Rose VanCour. He was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Saranac Lake and raised on the family farm known as Mountain View Farm. He was one of eight children. Memories of family life as a farm boy ...

Lucille M. Sheehan

Lucille Marie Sheehan was born Oct. 14, 1920 to Paul Boynton and Jenny McFarland Boynton at their home in Jay. Lucille resided on the farm where she was born, for the next 97 years of her life, until she passed away on March 8, 2019. She married her husband of 63 years, Irving Sheehan, in ...

Mary Jane Tobin

Mary Jane Tobin passed away peacefully on March 11, 2019 at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. She was born in Albany on April 23, 1928 to Francis and Mary (Suitto) Duffy. Mary Jane attended and graduated from Vincentian Institute in 1946. It was here that she met her future husband ...

Elizabeth Niro

Elizabeth Niro, 55, of Bloomingdale, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home. Beth was born in Tupper Lake on Sept. 30, 1963, she was the daughter of Francis and Isabelle (Sweet) Callaghan. Beth married Luc Niro on March 27, 1999. He predeceased her Feb. 19, 2013.   Beth, as she ...