Obituaries

Pamela C. Berger

Pamela C. Berger — a native of Mobile, Alabama, a former resident of Saranac Lake and most recently a resident of Corpus Christi, Texas — died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at the Post-Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Corpus Christi, Texas, at the age of 61. She lost her struggle after a ...

Death notice: Denis J. McKenna

Word has been received of the recent death of Denis J. McKenna of Pinellas County, Florida. Denis was born in Queens on April 17, 1952, but lived most of his life in Saranac Lake. He is survived by his children Kyle McKenna and his wife Haley of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Calandra ...

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Ruth M. (Leyland) Aldrich

Ruth M. (Leyland) Aldrich, 94, went home to be with the Lord on April 18, 2017, surrounded by her family. She spent several years at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid due to an extended illness. Born June 30, 1922, in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. Leyland and ...

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Helen E. Rock

Helen E. Rock, 89, of Saranac Lake, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Malone on April 11, 1928, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Theresa (Sussey) Gonyea. Helen married Clarence Rock in Saranac Lake in 1975. He predeceased her in ...

Death notice: Peter Botoulas

Peter Botoulas, 82, of Lake Placid, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Plattsburgh Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Plattsburgh. Mr. Botoulas was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Athineon-Tripoleos, Greece. He is the son of the late George and the late Maria (Tsoupsis) Botoulas. A graveside ...

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Warren W. Churco

Warren W. Churco, 80, of Brooksville, Florida (formerly of Tupper Lake), died peacefully in Florida on April 12, 2017. Warren was born in Tupper Lake on March 26, 1937, to Lawrence and Eva (Proulx) Churco. He attended Tupper Lake High School and was the first student to be inducted into the ...

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Jo Anne ‘Joey’ (Kerst) Branch

Jo Anne “Joey” Kerst Branch, 83, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at C.V.P.H Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Born in Ticonderoga on July 4, 1933, she was the daughter of Dwinal and Margaret (Koen) Kerst. Joey grew up in Schroon Lake where she attended high school and ...

Vincent J. Moore Jr.

Vincent J. Moore Jr., a former executive director of the Adirondack Park Agency, died peacefully in his sleep on April 1, 2017, at his residence in Northampton, Massachusetts, surrounded by family. He was 85. He was born in Buffalo on Aug. 16, 1931, and received a Bachelor of Science degree ...

Death Notice: Warren Churco

Warren Churco, 80, retired New York state trooper, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Brooksville, Florida. Arrangements are pending with the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake.

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Richard ‘Dick’ May

Richard “Dick” May, 88, of 78 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. He was born in Syracuse on Nov. 19, 1928, he was the son of George and Bernice (Clift) May. Richard married Helen Case on Sept. 26, 1953 in Marcellus. Dick retired from ...

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Lucien B. Myers Sr.

Lucien B. Myers Sr., 88, of Vermontville, formerly of Warwick, entered into eternal rest Tuesday April 4, 2017, peacefully at home. Lou was born in Goshen on Sept. 13, 1928, the son of Randolph and Florence Galloway Myers. He graduated from Warwick High School. Before retiring to ...

Death notice: Jo-Anne K. Branch

Word has been received of the death of Jo-Anne Kerst Branch, 83, of Saranac Lake who died on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the University of Vermont CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Calling hours are tentatively set to take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Fortune-Keough ...

Lawrence J. Otranto Sr.

Lawrence J. Otranto Sr., 80, of Lake Placid, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on Monday, April 10, 2017, in Saranac Lake. Lawrence was born in Brooklyn to Joseph and Cecilia Otranto on March 9, 1937. He went to Midwood High School in Brooklyn and graduated in 1956. ...

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Virginia Mary Queior

Virginia Mary Queior, 88, passed away peacefully at her Ray Brook home on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Virginia was born on Aug. 13, 1928 in Saranac Lake to George and Stella Riebel. Virginia graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1946. She married Oliver Joseph Queior, Jr. on Aug. ...

Denis C. Gainty

Word has been received of the death of Denis Charles Gainty, 46, of Atlanta, Georgia. Denis was born in Saranac Lake on Aug. 31, 1970, to Clement Joseph Gainty and Mary Kate Gainty. His father was on the founding staff of North Country Community College, where he held the position of ...

Garry E. Shaw

KNAPPS STATION — A memorial service for 72-year-old Garry E. Shaw, a resident of 3321 county Route 47, Norwood, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Knapp’s Station Community Church with the Rev. Lee Sweeney presiding. Mr. Shaw passed away unexpectedly Tuesday ...

Gordon B. Dewbury

Gordon B. Dewbury passed peacefully at home on March 30, 2017. Gordon was born on July 14, 1941, in Mount Vernon but lived the last 37 years in the North Country, primarily in Saranac Lake and Malone. Gordon’s passions were his family, helping others and making people happy. His greatest ...

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Jerrier A. Haddad

Jerrier A. Haddad, 94, of Briarcliff Manor, succumbed to age on Friday, March 31, 2017, at his beloved Adirondack home on the shores of Simond Pond, Tupper Lake. A computer pioneer and lifelong architect of technology and education, he had an illustrious 38 year career in senior ...

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Sandra ‘Sandy’ M. Battaglini

Sandra “Sandy” Marie Battaglini, 64, of Brigantine, New Jersey and Childwold. Sandy graduated from Holy Spirit High School, attended the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, and studied with Pat Witt at The Barn Studio in Millville, New Jersey throughout her adult life. She was the ...

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Carol A. Becker

Carol A. Becker, 81, of Tupper Lake passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She was born in Troy to Thomas and Isabel Ryan. As a small child, she and her family moved to Tupper Lake. Carol graduated from Holy Ghost Academy as the salutatorian of ...