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Blanche (Otis) Titus

June 13, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID -Blanche (Otis) Titus, 94, of Paul Smiths, was born July 9, 1917. She died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Uihlein Living Center on June 11, 2012.

The daughter of Bertha and Henry Otis, she lived most of her life on Easy Street, Paul Smiths.

She is survived by her son-in-law Clifton Davis of Bangor, Maine; her five grandchildren: Greg Davis and his wife Karen of Bar Harbor, Maine, Glenn Davis and his wife Mary of Brewer, Maine, Lori Staats Martin and her husband Eugene "Butch" Martin of Lake Placid, Lisa Bimonte of Lake Placid and her boyfriend Robert Lawyer of Tupper Lake and James Staats and his wife Lori of Lake Placid; four great-grandchildren: Ben Davis, Jared Davis, Lorissa Martin and Elizabeth Bimonte; as well as one great-great grandson.

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Blanche was predeceased by her husband, James Titus; her daughter Lorraine Titus Staats; her son-in-law Lewis J. Staats, and her eldest daughter, Janet Titus Davis.

Blanche was a happy and easy-going person. Even though her husband and children predeceased her, she kept carrying on with a positive outlook and an abundance of laughter.

Family and friends were extremely important to Blanche. She loved camping with her husband Jimmy at Meacham Lake and truly enjoyed it whenever her family could join them, which was very often. She loved playing Jarts and other camping games as well as campfires and cooking s'mores.

She was a very hard worker. She was an incredible cook and was employed by Paul Smith's College as head chef for their residents.

Calling hours will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A funeral service will immediately follow at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Joanne White officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Gabriels.

Memorial donations can be made to High Peaks Hospice. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at



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