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Obituaries

Dorothy Modliszewski

Mrs. Dorothy Modliszewski, 95, passed away on Oct. 21, 2020, at Elderwood Nursing Home, Lake Placid, with her children as close to her as they could be because of COVID-19. She was born in Utica to the late Edward Sears and the late Gladys Waldron Sears. She graduated from Our Lady of ...

Marlene C. Kabza

Marlene C. Kabza, 77, passed away in her home surrounded by her family on Oct. 10, 2020. Marlene was born on Aug. 14, 1943, to Raymond and Marie O’Barski in Chicago, Illinois. Raised on the Chicago southeast side along with her older brother, she graduated from St. Francis de Sales High ...

Margaret M. LaPoint

Margaret M. LaPoint passed away peacefully on Oct. 18, 2020. She was 97 years old. Margaret was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake. She was the daughter of Frank and Marie. Margaret graduated from St. Bernard’s School in 1936 and Saranac Lake High School in 1940. Margaret is ...

Patrick ‘Pat the Painter’ W. O’Dell

Patrick “Pat the Painter” W. O’Dell, age 64, of Saranac Lake, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in AuSable Forks on July 17, 1956, he was the son of Eugene and Genevieve (Havens) O’Dell. Pat grew up and attended schools in AuSable Forks. He ...

Death notice: Patrick W. O’Dell

Word has been received of the death of Patrick W. O’Dell, age 64, of Saranac Lake, on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. The family will tentatively receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. ...

Burial notice: Kathlyn McCarthy Sullivan

Kathlyn McCarthy Sullivan, a resident of Lake Placid and the Villages, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Aug. 9, 2020. Calling hours will be held Friday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid. A Mass of Christian burial will be ...

Donald ‘Papa’ F. Cole

Donald “Papa” F. Cole, age 81, of Tupper Lake, passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2020, after fighting his illness of Parkinson’s and other complications at United Helpers in Canton. A burial will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Tupper Lake. ...

Judith (Wright) Borland

On Sept. 26, 2020 Judi Borland went to be with her Lord. The medical records will state that she was lost to COVID-19, but they may have better stated that Judi was freed from Parkinson’s Disease. After 82 years with us, Judi is now experiencing everlasting joy, reunited with her ...

Matthew Czarnecki

Matthew Czarnecki of Saranac Lake, formerly of Rome, New York, passed away on Oct. 10, 2020. Matt was born March 28, 1931 to William and Katherine (Radon) Czarnecki. He graduated from Rome Free Academy, Class of 1949. He attended Aliane College in Pennsylvania and University of ...

Bernard J. Lukaszewicz

Bernard J. Lukaszewicz, 58, of Lake Placid, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at his home. He was born in Hudson Falls on Feb. 13, 1962, the son of Bernard Sr. and Sandra Lukaszewicz. Bernie was a self-driven businessman who worked hard to obtain the reputation as one of the best ...

Joyce A. McLean

Joyce A. McLean, 84, passed away after an extended illness on Oct. 14 at Silvercreek Living in Hailey, Idaho. Joyce was born on April 24, 1936, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and was the daughter of Helen Smith Koch and Daniel O. Koch. Mrs. McLean attended public schools in Rahway, New ...

David Allen Barney

David Allen Barney, 54, died suddenly on Oct. 13, 2020, from muscular dystrophy complications in Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake. David was born on Sept. 30, 1966, in Utica and relocated to the North Country, where he attended high school and graduated with a degree in business ...

Alma B. Sawyer

Alma B. Sawyer, 97, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 12, 2020. She passed at home with her family and caregivers by her side. Alma was born Oct. 3, 1923, in Redford to Daniel and Jane Charbonneau. She graduated from Assumption of Mary School in Redford. Alma married Gordon R. (Reggie) ...

David Allen Barney

David Allen Barney, 54, died suddenly on Oct. 13, 2020, from muscular dystrophy complications in Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake. David was born on Sept. 30, 1966, in Utica and relocated to the North Country, where he attended high school and graduated with a degree in business ...

Dorothy Francis (LaFountain) Seafuse

Dorothy Francis (LaFountain) Seafuse passed away peacefully, with her daughter Kelie and son-in-law Ray by her side, on Oct. 7, 2020. She was born to Ethel Clement and Francis LaFountain on April 30, 1941. Francis was killed in action during World War II. Ethel later married Joseph ...

Charlotte Parke Williams

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Charlotte Parke Williams, 42, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at her home. Charlotte was born on Oct. 19, 1977, in Saranac Lake, the daughter of Patricia L. and William J. Curran. Charlotte grew up in Saranac Lake and attended Petrova Elementary ...

Horace D. Pratt

Horace D. Pratt, of Polarity Way, Lake Placid, passed away peacefully at this home on Oct. 9, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. Son of Horace A. and Gertrude Pratt, Horace was born in Lake Placid on July 25, 1931. He leaves his companion of 35 years, Claire M. O’Connor of Lake Placid, ...

Ruth May (Ratelle) Whitney

On Friday Oct. 9, 2020, Ruth May (Ratelle) Whitney passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Adirondack Health. She was born May 27, 1935, to Louise (Favro) Ratelle and Joseph Ratelle. Ruth grew up in Saranac Lake, graduating in 1953. She married the love of her life, Lynn E. ...

Horace D. Pratt

Horace D. Pratt, of Polarity Way, Lake Placid, passed away peacefully at this home on Oct. 9, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. Son of Horace A. and Gertrude Pratt, Horace was born in Lake Placid on July 25, 1931. He leaves his companion of 35 years, Claire M. O’Connor of Lake Placid, ...

Joseph F. Clauss, D.C.

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Joseph Frank Clauss, loving husband and son, passed away at the age of 31. Joseph was born on Feb. 1, 1989, the son of Joseph and Carolyn (Scarano) Clauss at their home in Plattsburgh. He received his education at his family’s home until high school, when he ...