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Obituaries

Eleanor ‘Elly’ Musgrove Wells

Eleanor “Elly” Musgrove Wells passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the Essex Center in Elizabethtown. She was married to Robert J. “Bob” Wells, who passed away March 4, 1999. Elly was born March 19, 1930, in Jay, the daughter of Oakley and Flora (Colby) Musgrove. Elly was ...

Robert Charles Place

Robert “Bob” Charles Place passed away peacefully at home in Onchiota on Sept. 15, 2020. A member of the Place family of Dutchess County, he was born on Nov. 29, 1937, in Poughkeepsie to Charles Alfred and Mary Rose (Woods) Place. Both parents predeceased him as well as his brother ...

William Patrick Dixon

William Patrick Dixon, born Dec. 29, 1965, son of Richard N. Dixon and Georgia D. Dixon, passed away on Sept. 5, 2020, after a long pancreatic illness. Billy grew up in Littleton, New Hampshire, attending Lakeway Elementary School, and spent his summers and high school years in St. Huberts, ...

Beatrice F. Clarey

Beatrice F. Clarey passed away at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, in Lake Placid, on Sept. 14, 2020, three days shy of her 101st birthday. Mrs. Clarey was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Lake Placid, the daughter of the late Daniel and the late Ruth (Pratt) Frayne. She was predeceased by her ...

Graveside service: Mercedas ‘Jean’ Kendrick

A graveside service for Mercedas “Jean” Kendrick, 92, who passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid in Lake Placid, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid. A celebration of her life will follow. Donations in ...

Death notice: Earle Chadwick Sweeny

Earle Chadwick Sweeny, 83, of Balsam Street, Lake Placid, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Mr. Sweeny was born Aug. 14, 1937, in St. Albans, Vermont, the son of the late Henry and the late Gladys (Chadwick) Sweeny. There are no calling hours. A ...

Margaret ‘Peg’ Tyler Blazer

Margaret “Peg” Tyler Blazer died on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Margaret was born the middle of 5 daughters to Andrew Kniffen Tyler and Gula Ryer Tyler in South Kortright on Oct. 23, 1926. Full of pep and vinegar from the very start, Margaret earned the rugged spot in the family as the ...

David Alan Phelabaum

David Alan Phelabaum, 61, of Saranac Inn, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sept. 8, 2020. Dave was born in Arlington, Virginia, on Jan. 29, 1959. He worked as a caretaker for 18 years and as a self-employed independent painter. On May 31, 1986, he married the former Melanie Craig at ...

Leona Clark

Leona Clark, 90, of Largo, Florida, passed away peacefully on Aug. 28, 2020. Leona was born in Saranac Lake on Dec. 22, 1929, the daughter of the late Ralph Gowett and Lilian Maynard Gowett. In 1947 she married the late Howard J. Clark, and together they spent most of their lives in ...

Janet (Boutilier) Burton

Janet (Boutilier) Burton, 94, passed away on Sept. 6, 2020, at Elderwood in Lake Placid. Born in Utica on Sept. 23, 1925, Janet was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Schuler) Boutilier. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother William Boutilier. Janet was raised and ...

Basil C. Johnson Sr.

Basil C. Johnson Sr., 96, of Bloomingdale, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Born in Saranac Lake on Aug. 16, 1924, he was the son of Charles and Jessie (Woodruff) Johnson. Basil is a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II from 1943 to 1945. After ...

Timothy John Peria

Timothy John Peria, 68, of Saranac Lake, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at his home on Peria Hill. Tim was born in Saranac Lake on March 27, 1952, the son of John H. and Mary (Buckley) Peria. Tim attended Saranac Lake Central School, and he retired as an iron worker after 38 years with ...

Pamela Lois Fobare

Pamela Lois Fobare, 78, of Malone died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh. Born on Feb. 16, 1942 in Saranac Lake, she was the daughter of Lester and Mary Alice (Rice) Reome. Her first marriage was to John J. Taylor on Feb. 3, 1959. Her second marriage was to ...

Sister Carolyn Parker

Sister Carolyn Parker, R.S.M., 76, of Lake Placid, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Sister was born Sept. 12, 1943, in Plattsburgh, the daughter of Pearlie and Anna (Murphy) Parker. She graduated from Douglas Elementary School and Beekmantown ...

Death notice: Basil C. Johnson Sr.

Word has been received of the death of Basil C. Johnson Sr., 96, of Bloomingdale, on Thursday, Sept., 2020. Calling hours are tentatively set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake on Friday, Sept. 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will immediately follow at 6 ...

Death notice: Timothy John Peria

Word has been received of the death of Timothy John Peria, age 67, of Saranac Lake, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at his home. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A graveside service is tentatively set to take place at 1 p.m. on Friday Sept. 11 ...

Burial notice: Warfield ‘Terry’ Reynolds

A burial for Warfield “Terry” Reynolds will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at 11 a.m. in Lake View Cemetery, Tupper Lake, with military honors and the Rev. Rick Wilburn officiating. Terry passed away earlier this year, April 8, with his loving wife by his side. Services are ...

Sidney ‘Sid’ John Ward Jr.

Sidney “Sid” John Ward Jr., 78, of Jay passed away unexpectedly but peacefully Aug. 24, 2020, at his home. The “Chairman of the (Cutting) Board” was born June 16, 1942, to Sidney Ward Sr. and Agnes (Richards) Ward. He graduated from AuSable Forks High School in 1960 and completed ...

Sandra A. Walker

Sandra A. Walker, 77, of Saranac Lake passed away peacefully on Aug. 25, 2020, at her home under the care of High Peaks Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 19, 1942, in Potsdam, to the late Eddy and Virginia Cayen. She graduated from Potsdam High School and went ...

Sandra A. Walker

Word has been received of the death of Sandra A. Walker, age 77, of Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. 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 on Monday Aug. 31, 2020 at ...