Obituaries

Sidney I. Liebowitz

Sidney Isaac Liebowitz, a founding partner of the New York law firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, and adored husband, father, grandfather, uncle, great uncle, colleague, mentor and friend, died peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Sharon, Connecticut, of complications from a fall. He was ...

Deborah L. Harr

Deborah L. Harr, 63, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Plattsburgh on July 28, 1954, she was the daughter of Walter and Lorraine (Laundry) Stickney. Debbie married Charlie Harr on Dec. 3, 1981 in Vermontville. He ...

Mariellen Esler

Mariellen Esler, 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at her home on Whiteface Inn Lane in Lake Placid. She was born on Oct. 16, 1952 in San Bernardino, California, the daughter of Rose and Benjamin Esler and grew up in Stanton, California, a suburb of Los ...

John Burton Wells

John Burton Wells, 93, of Bacliff, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018. He was born in Bixby, Oklahoma, on Nov. 12, 1924, to Sherman and Edith Booker Wells. John had a career in law enforcement for the township of Lake Placid. He was also an entrepreneur of several small businesses. ...

Lauren Mary Slocum (nee Vaughn)

Word has been received of the death of Lauren Mary Slocum (nee Vaughn) of Laurel, Mississippi on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Lauren was born on April 13, 1986 to Anna Vaughn of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Adrian Vaughn of Saranac Lake. Survivors include her parents; a daughter Chloe Mary ...

Graveside service: Edith B. Sheerin

The Sheerin family invites friends to the funeral service and interment for Edith B. Sheerin to be held at 4 p.m. Saturday July 14 at the Church of the Ascension, Back Bay Road, Upper Saranac Lake.

Graveside service: Loren W. Torrance

A graveside service will be held for Loren W. Torrance Jr. at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. The Rev. Derek Hansen of the Adirondack Community Church will preside. Loren was born Nov. 15, 1954, and died Feb. 12, 2018.

Eva M. Daby Pelkey

Eva Mary Daby Pelkey, 97, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family in Lake Placid. She was born on Sept. 7, 1920 in Lake Placid to David and Hazel Alford. Eva grew up in Lake Placid. She graduated from Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid in 1938. ...

Graveside Service: Richard Carl St. John

A graveside service for Richard Carl St. John, 52, of Saranac Lake and most recently of Lake Placid, who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2018, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 9 in the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. The Rev. Derek Hansen, pastor of the Adirondack Community Church in Lake ...

Warren Schlickenrieder Jr.

Warren Schlickenrieder Jr. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 30, 2018, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Saranac Lake on Jan. 2, 1958, to the late Warren Sr. and Virginia Schlickenrieder. He is survived by three sisters: Lynn Sullivan of Raleigh, ...

Eugene G. Myer

Gene went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 6, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at home. Gene was born on July 5, 1941 in Jersey City, New Jersey the son of George Washington Myer and Carol Veronica Callahan. In his early years, Gene attended Catholic grade school and served as ...

Dinah Russell Reid

Dinah Russell Reid, 66, died peacefully Saturday, June 16, 2018, at her home in Vermontville, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 16, 1952 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the beloved daughter of Richard Forester Reid, who predeceased her and Shirley Reid Thompson. She grew up in ...

Raymond Berard

TUPPER LAKE — Raymond Berard, 92, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, after a short stay at Mercy Living Center. He is now with the love of his life. Loretta who passed away on Feb. 26, 2012. Raymond was born April 9, 1926, the son of Celine (Gadway) and Raul Berard. ...

Graveside Services: Alexander and Marion (Torrance) Spence

An internment service for Alexander Spence (who died Jan. 6, 2012) and Marion (Torrance) Spence (who died Dec. 31, 2017) will be held in the North Elba Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7. There will be a brief memorial service for Marion, followed by an American Legin Prayer Service and ...

Thelma Georgiana Kirstein

Interment services have been set for Thelma Georgiana Kirstein, 94, of Greenville, South Carolina, who died on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her home A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday June 29, in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake. Family and friends wishing to ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Weigold

Robert M. “Bob” Weigold, 81, formerly of Loon Lake, passed away after a brief illness on June 13, 2018, at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Connecticut, with his family and friends by his side. Bob was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on May 26, 1937, and was the son of the late ...

Graveside Service: Glenna I. (Tucker) Durkin

A funeral service for Glenna Irene Tucker Durkin, who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 29 at St. Eustace Episcopal Church in Lake Placid. The Rev. David Ousley will officiate. Burial will be in North Elba Cemetery. The M. B. ...

Howard Hoffman

SARANAC LAKE — Howard Hoffman, 91, of 78 Will Rogers Drive, died on Friday, June 22, 2018, at his home. He was born in New York City on Dec. 12, 1926, the son of Richard and Bessie Hoffman. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bertha, from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, whom he married ...

Thelma I. Wood

Thelma I. Wood, 95, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid where she had been a resident since July 2017. Born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 17, 1922, she was the daughter of Walter and Mae (Hathaway) Ward. Thelma graduated from Saranac Lake High ...

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Kinville

Surrounded by her loving family, Margaret “Peggy” Kinville, 71, passed away at Syracuse Home on June 20, 2018, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Born in Saranac Lake on May 14, 1947, Peggy was the second of four children born to Dr. Edward and Ruth Mulflur. She graduated from ...