Obituaries

Death notice: Patrick F. Kirmer

Patrick Francis Kirmer passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Pat established the Johns Brook Art and Music Scholarship Fund to annually support a deserving graduating student from Keene Central School who plans to major in music, art, or theater. Memorial donations may be made to the ...

Virginia A. Lester-Santy

Virginia Anne Lester-Santy of Gabriels, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, at the age of 68, surrounded by her loving husband and two sons. Virginia or “Virgi” as she was often referred by is survived by her loving ...

Michael ‘Mickey’ Danielle

Michael “Mickey” Danielle of Davie, Florida, and Jay, New York, entered eternal life on Wednesday, Aug. 22. He was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 28, 1927, to Rose Imperiale and Joseph Michael Daniela. Born into humble beginnings with an eighth-grade education, Mickey rose to build a scrap ...

Death Notice: Grace E. Lamica

Word has been received of the death of Grace E. Lamica, 75, of Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at her residence. The Fortune-Keough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Services are private and will be at the convenience of the family. Friends wishing to remember ...

Death Notice: Jack Vitvitsky

Jack Vitvitsky, 73, formerly of Lake Placid and most recently of Minot, North Dakota, died Oct. 1, 2018, in Bismarck, North Dakota. A memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 5 at Southside Church of the Nazarene in Minot. Burial will take place at a future date at the North Dakota ...

Jeanne Chesley Ashworth

Jeanne Chesley Ashworth died at her home in Wilmington on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, three years after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Her partner of 25 years, Christine LeFevre and her dog Wriggly were at her side. She was born on July 1, 1938 in Burlington, Vermont to the late Raymond ...

Catherine G. Nugent

Catherine G. Nugent, 94, longtime resident of Lake Placid, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sept. 6, 2018. Catherine was born in Lake Placid June 18, 1924, and was a graduate of Lake Placid High School. After graduating, she worked in factories in Rochester and Ohio as part of the war ...

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Sutin

Lawrence “Larry” Sutin died peacefully at the UVMHN-CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at the age of 98. The family would like to thank the staff of the hospital for their care in his last days, and the supportive and nurturing staff at the Saranac Lake ...

Joseph M. King

INDIAN LAKE — Joseph M. King, 85, of Big Brook Road, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2018 at his home following a battle with cancer. Born on Sept. 14, 1933 in Indian Lake, he was the son of the late Lester P. and Lois (Hutchins) King. He attended Indian Lake Central School and ...

James Stuart Duncan

James Stuart Duncan, 71, of Saranac Village at Will Rogers in Saranac Lake, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at his residence. Born in Niskayuna on May 3, 1947, he was the son of Stuart and Nellie (Stenges) Duncan. Jim was predeceased by his mother and father, and is survived by his sister and ...

Elsie M. Cook

Mrs. Elsie Martha Cook, 78 of Brushton, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at her home. She was born in Chateaugay on June 29, 1939, the daughter of William and Nina Willis Lamb. On June 29th, 1997, she married Harold Cook in Saranac Lake. He predeceased her in 2014. For many years Elsie ...

Owen McGovern Sweeney

Owen McGovern Sweeney was so eager to join the world that he was born two weeks early on April 9, 2002 in Plattsburgh. Every day for the next 16 years was pursued with energy and enthusiasm as he sought to understand, engage with and enjoy his life and the world around him. His tragic death ...

Sr. Rhea Bean, RSM

Sister Rhea Bean, RSM, 79, of the Sisters of Mercy, died at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Born in Enosburg Falls, Vermont to the late Donald and Vivian Bean, she is survived by her four brothers: Daniel, David, Larry and Philip and their families. A Sister of ...

Karen A. “Goolies” Curtin

Karen Ann “Goolies” Curtin, 62, of Onchiota passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at the CVPH Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Plattsburgh on March 24, 1956, the daughter of Gerald A. and Mary E. (Parker) Curtin. Karen graduated from St. John’s Academy. In ...

Walter M. Zurawski

Walter M Zurawski, 92, passed away, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Mercy Living Center, where he had resided the past two years. Born in Tupper Lake on June 6, 1926, to Walter and Helena Zurawski, he was the youngest of three children. He graduated from Tupper Lake High School in 1944. One ...

Cris Zervas

Cris Zervas, 77, of Saranac Lake passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Adirondack Medical Center after a long battle with illness. Cris was born Sept. 14, 1941 in Greece. Cris was easy to love, always smiling and cheering others up. Cris loved anything to do with making someone happy or ...

Philip ‘Phil’ H. Otis

Philip “Phil” H. Otis, of Saranac Lake and Syracuse, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 with the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, Linda K. Otis by his side. Phil was with the Syracuse City School District for 40 years as a teacher and administrator. He was ...

Aniello A. Ferraro

LAKE PLACID — Aniello A. Ferraro, 84, of Jersey Drive, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at the UVM Health Network-CVPH with family by his side. He was born in Torre Del Greco, Naples, Italy on Dec. 30, 1933. Aniello was a restauranteur and chef in Lake Placid for many years. He ...

Kyle J. Sorensen

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Kyle Jonathan Sorensen, loving son and brother passed away at the age of 38. Kyle was born on Nov. 1, 1979 in Saranac Lake. He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1998. He went on to attend the State University of Fredonia where he received his bachelor’s ...

Raymond Sherman

Raymond Sherman, 81, co-founder of The Corner Bookstore in Manhattan, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Mt. Sinai Hospital from complications due to Parkinson’s. Born in Ossining on April 12, 1937, he graduated from Cooper Union Art School in 1958. His interest in architecture led to ...