Obituaries

Rev. Msgr. Peter R. Riani

Reverend Monsignor Peter R. Riani, 89, passed into new life on the night of Thursday, May 16, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Home in Ogdensburg. On Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m., Rev. John Yonkovig, vicar forane of the Adirondack Deanery, will preside over the reception of the body at St. Agnes ...

John A. Schaff

John A. Schaff, born June 11, 1942, died suddenly Feb. 26, 2019, at Mission Hospital of Asheville, North Carolina. He was the son of Lester Schaff and Anne Schaff. John was an attorney working in New Jersey for 40 years. He lived in Saranac Inn for 10 years and Black Mountain, North ...

John C. Taylor Sr.

CANANDAIGUA — John C. Taylor Sr., 90, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. John was born in Ogdensburg and was the son of Richard and Rose (Boyle) Taylor. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Ogdensburg, class of 1946. John was also a graduate of St. Lawrence ...

Graveside Service: Betty B. Haig

Interment services have been set for Betty B. Haig, 92, of Saranac Lake, who died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at her residence. A graveside service will take place Monday, May 20 at 3 p.m. in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Saranac Lake, with the Rev. JoAnne White officiating. Friends wishing to ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Roberts

On March 15, 2019, Elizabeth Veronica “Betty” Roberts, a longtime resident of Saranac Lake, passed away in Lady Lake, Florida. Betty was born March 3, 1926 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Reginald and Elizabeth Quayle. During World War II she trained as a sick children’s nurse. At the age of ...

Graveside service: Chloe Ann R. O’Neil

Spring graveside services for Mrs. Chloe Ann R. O’Neil, 75, of Parishville, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake with the Rev. Patrick Ratigan as celebrant. Mrs. O’Neill passed away on Nov. 15, 2018. Arrangements are with the Garner ...

Graveside service: Charles A. Thomas

A graveside service will be held for Charles A. Thomas of Lake Placid. Mr. Thomas passed away April 4, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein in Lake Placid. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20 in St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid. The American Legion Post 326 Lake Placid will provide ...

Thomas George ‘Bud’ Goff

Thomas George “Bud” Goff, born Feb. 15, 1936, died suddenly Monday, May 13, 2019, at Adirondack Medical Center of Saranac Lake. He was the son of Robert and Hazel (Tyler) Goff. Bud worked for the New York State Department of Transportation for 29 years. He’d been retired for 21 years. ...

Graveside service: Elizabeth David

Interment services have been set for Elizabeth David, 49, of 73 School St., Saranac Lake, who died on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Richmond Center for Rehabilitation.   Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A graveside service will take place at ...

Graveside service: George Gallagher

Interment services have been set for George Gallagher, 87, of 73 School St., Saranac Lake, who died on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center.   A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday May 17, at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake. 

Graveside service: Elizabeth Niro

Interment services have been set for Elizabeth Niro, 55, of Bloomingdale, who died on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.    A graveside service will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake.   Friends wishing to remember Elizabeth Niro may make memorial ...

Graveside service: Robert W. Winderl

Interment services have been set for Robert W. Winderl, 86, of 54 Grace St., Saranac Lake, who died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the Adirondack Medical Center.   A graveside service will take place at 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 17, in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake.    Friends ...

William G. Scheefer Jr.

William G. “Bunny” Scheefer Jr., 98, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Bill was born in Saranac Lake on Dec. 21, 1920, to William G. Scheefer Sr. and Alma Valida (Cumm) Scheefer. He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1939 and ...

Funeral notice: Rita O’Gara

Funeral services have been set for Rita O’Gara, 96, of Saranac Lake, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will ...

Paulina Kryl White Yancich

Paulina Kryl White Yancich, born Aug. 16, 1925, died last week on May 4, 2019, in Ocala, Florida. Paulina, daughter of Josephine Kryl and Paul White, grew up in Rochester, graduating there from Monroe High School and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. She and ...

Ruth C. Norton

Ruth Carley Norton, 95, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019. Born in Saranac Lake on March 7, 1924, she was the daughter of Matthew G. and Florence Buchanan Otis. Ruth married George Carley Jr. in 1943 at the Walter Reed Memorial Chapel in Washington, D.C., and together they had seven ...

Death notice: Roger Hickok

Word has been received of the death of Roger Hickok, 64, of Fish Creek, at his home on Monday, May 6, 2019, in Port Richey, Florida, following a short illness. Local funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A complete obituary will be available ...

Death notice: Ruth Carley Norton

Word has been received of the death of Ruth Carley Norton, 95, who passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial is tentatively set to take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14 at St. ...

Funeral notice: Lawrence F. Kelly

Services have been set for Lawrence F. Kelly, 91, of Vermontville, who died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at St. Paul’s Oratory in Bloomingdale, with the Rev. Patrick Ratigan ...

Kenneth L. Hare

Kenneth L. Hare, 78, of Lake Placid, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 28, 2019, while on vacation in Williamsburg Virginia. Mr. Hare was born on March 21, 1941. He was the son of the late Walter Hare and the late Gertrude (Torrance) Hare. He married the late Carolyn Wilkins on April 6, 1963. ...