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Obituaries

Death notice: Ursula Marie Brath Smith

Ursula M. Smith, 76, passed away on Nov. 13, 2021 at the Powder Springs Nursing Home and Rehab Facility in Georgia. She was born Ursula Brath in Leipa, Czechoslovakia. A small public memorial gathering will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott ...

Death notice: Kimberley Loring Decker

Kimberley Loring Decker (Hough), 62, of Mineville, passed away on May 17, 2022 after a brief illness. She was born in Saranac Lake on Nov. 21, 1959. Calling hours will be held Monday, May 23, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry. A funeral service will be held ...

Mark L. Ordway

Mark L. Ordway, 70, of Malone passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2022 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family at the Essex Center in Elizabethtown. He was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on March 8, 1952, son of the late Harold “Larry” and Lena M. (Dow) ...

Lorna Reding

Lorna Reding, 96, passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day — May 8, 2022 — in Lake Placid. Lorna was born in Southampton, New York on the East End of Long Island, the daughter of Austin Squires Van Scoy and Elizabeth Robertson (Foggo) Van Scoy. At an early age, she was given the ...

Floyd I. John

Floyd I. John, 91, went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2022. He was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Morgantown, West Virginia, to Idwal and Margaret (Kinney). The family moved to Gary, Indiana, where Floyd grew up. He started a life-long interest in the Boy Scouts, becoming an Eagle Scout and ...

James Powers Knapp

James “Jim” Powers Knapp, age 86, of Saranac Lake, died Friday, May 13, 2022 at Adirondack Medical Center. Born in Reber, New York on July 25, 1935, he was the son of Ivers and Elaine (Brockney) Knapp. James married Patricia Ann Powers on Saturday, July 10, 1954 at the Presbyterian ...