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Obituaries

Sandra Ann ‘Sandy’ Ducatt

Sandra Ann “Sandy” Ducatt, age 72, of Lake Clear died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake following a brief illness. Sandra was born in Saranac Lake on March 24, 1948, the daughter of Richard and Grace (Patnode) Wilkins. She married the love of her ...

Jean W. Brennan

Jean W. Brennan, 62, passed away on Nov. 5, 2020, under Highland Hospital’s Hospice Care in Rochester. This followed six years of living with ovarian cancer, after her initial diagnosis in 2014. Over the two weeks she was at Highland Hospital, her family (daughter, brother and partner) were ...

Mary Ellen Wilsey

Mary Ellen Wilsey of Lake Placid, beloved wife of Phillip Wilsey, passed away peacefully with him and her daughter by her side at Adirondack Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. She was born in Ogdensburg on Sept. 19, 1941, the daughter of Alfred “Trader Al” Conway and Emma Hare. ...

Marion Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Columbe

Marion Elizabeth “Betty” Columbe, age 88, of Bloomingdale, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at her residence, surrounded by family. Betty was born in Saranac Lake on March 23, 1932, the daughter of “Ned” and Frances O’Neil Wood. She married Gaylord Columbe in ...

Sister Ellen Mary Looby

Sister Ellen Mary Looby, OCD, of the Monastery of the Incarnation in Beacon, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Sister Ellen Mary of Jesus was born in Ogdensburg on Dec. 25, 1940, the daughter of Clarence J. and Helen ...

Jacqueline Savard

Jacqueline Savard of Tupper Lake, treasured wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on Nov. 11, 2020, in the loving presence of her husband and children. Jackie was born on June 6, 1963, in Rome, New York, to James and Bernice (Trainor) Murphy. She was the ...

Kathleen E. Bristol

Kathleen E. Bristol, 69, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18 at St. Peter’s hospital in Albany after contracting COVID-19 at the adult home where she resided. Kathy was a fun-loving, quirky free spirit, and she was feisty until the very end. Born in Saranac Lake on April 6, 1951, to Ralph and ...

Lucille F. Beideck

Lucille F. Beideck, 100, of Saranac Lake, passed away on Nov. 12, 2020, with her son by her side at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. Lucille was born March 9, 1920, to Harold and Elsie Bartlett Haskell in the town of Pembroke. She graduated salutatorian from Corfu High School and ...

John Francis McGrath

Bloomingdale resident John Francis McGrath died on Oct. 24, 2020, at the Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs. He was 81. Mr. McGrath was born on Aug. 3, 1939, in Rockville Centre to John and Lena McGrath. While residing in Long Island, John worked for the United Parcel Service in ...

Allan L. Horton

Allan L. Horton, native of Lake Placid, passed away on Nov. 15, 2020 in Utica. Born to Elizabeth (Perkins) Horton on Aug. 20, 1956, he is survived by former spouse Arlene Horton of Lake Placid, and children Jeremy (Erin) of Lake Placid, James (Amber) of Pennsylvania and Shawn (Jocelyn) of ...

Roger ‘Luke’ LaClair

Roger “Luke” LaClair, 86, of Tupper Lake peacefully passed away at Mercy Living Center on Nov. 11, 2020. Luke was born in Sutton, Vermont, on March 4, 1934, to Roy and Winona (Niles) LaClair. After proudly serving in the U.S. Marines from 1953-1956, he returned to Tupper Lake and after ...

John Henry Steidl

John Henry Steidl, 86, passed away at his home in Montclair, New Jersey, while in hospice care on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 6, 1934, he was the son of John and Anita (Jones) Steidl. He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1951. He went to Union ...

Patricia R. ‘Pat’ Hurley

Patricia R. “Pat” Hurley, 92, passed away peacefully at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, on Sept. 14, 1928, she was the daughter of Carl R. and Patricia B. Russell. Pat graduated from Fair Lawn High School in 1946. The ...

Patricia D. Cook

After a lengthy battle with health issues, Patricia D. Cook, age 75, of Tupper Lake, accepted God’s invitation to join him in his heavenly paradise. Pat was born in Constable on March 17, 1945, the only child of Bernard F. and Hortense Collins Duffy. Born and raised on the family farm, Pat ...

Norma Abbott Peckham

Norma Abbott Peckham, age 91, of Vermontville, beloved wife of the late John W. Peckham Sr., died peacefully on Nov. 7, 2020. Norma was born in Saranac Lake on Aug. 14, 1929, to the late Howard and Blanche Abbott. Norma was employed by Bic Corporation in Milford, Connecticut, until her ...

Elizabeth Pearl ‘Betty’ Lawrence

Elizabeth Pearl “Betty” Lawrence, age 89, of Lake Placid passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at Clinton County Nursing Home in Plattsburgh, where she had been a resident since March 2012. Mrs. Lawrence was born June 12, 1931, in Hopkinton. She is the daughter of the late Roland and the ...

Nancy Ann Smith

On Nov. 2, 2020, Nancy Ann Smith of Johnson Avenue in Lake Placid passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 80. She was born Aug. 29, 1940, the second daughter of the late Francis and Isabel (Barry) Fisk. Nancy attended Lake Placid High School, Class of 1955, and Ellis Hospital ...

Michael Anthony Quinn

Michael Anthony Quinn, 64, passed away on Nov. 2, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children. While Mike referred to himself as “just a bartender,” his family, and the community, knew him as so much more. Mike touched so many people with his selflessness, wild grin, open nature and his ...

Thomas M. Boothe

Thomas M. Boothe, age 71, of 273 Glenwood Drive, Saranac Lake, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, while hiking with friends in Chesterfield. Born in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sept. 7, 1949, he was the son of Perry M. Boothe and Marcia Hammond Boothe. His father’s career in the United States Navy ...

John A. Steen

John A. Steen, age 91, of 60 Church St., Saranac Lake, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at his home while in the care of hospice following a long illness. He was surrounded by family and friends. Born in Cambridge on Aug. 27, 1929, he was the son of the late Alf K. and Frances (Burns) ...