Obituaries

Edward J. “Uncle Ed” Dukett

Edward James Dukett, 87, passed away at Adirondack Medical Center Tuesday July 16, 2019, from natural causes.  Edward was born in Saranac Lake to Edward Joseph and Margaret (St. Mary) on Aug. 20, 1931. He was the oldest of their six children. He graduated from Saranac Lake Jr.-Sr. High ...

Maurice A. Guerrette

Maurice A. Guerrette, 91, of Franklin Falls and more recently of Saranac Village at Will Rogers in Saranac Lake, died on Tuesday July 16, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.   Maurice, born Feb. 12, 1928, was one of six children born to Medley and Bertha (Babin) Guerrette ...

Charlotte Benderly

Charlotte Benderly, 93, of WIll Rogers, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Adirondack Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Charlotte Cogan on Oct. 28, 1925 to Alexander Cogan, and Emma Penski Cogan. Charlotte was predeceased by both parents, as well as a brother Irving ...

Death Notice: Susan (Schneider) Riggins

Susan Schneider Riggins of St Pete Beach, Florida and Lake Placid, died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loved ones early Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday July 20 at St. Eustace Episcopal Church, ...

Ryder Anthony White

Ryder Anthony White, age 4, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Ryder was a fun-loving little boy. He loved dinosaurs and foxes and his big sister Railyn. Ryder loved to ride his bike and play outside. Roblox was his favorite game of all ...

Patricia A. Krueger Barrett

Patricia Ann Krueger Barrett, 77, of Bedford passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2019, at her residence. She was the loving wife of John Howard Barrett. Born in Buffalo on June 30, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Albert Krueger and Ruth Fryberger Krueger. Patricia was ...

Memorial Service: Scott Robert Martin

A memorial service for Scott Robert Martin, 62, of LaBelle, Florida, formerly of Glastonbury, Connecticut, and Saranac Lake, who died Jan. 10, 2019, has been set. The service will be held at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20.

Death notice: Tom ‘TC’ Clement

Word has been received of the death of Tom “TC” Clement, 66, of Saranac Lake, who died on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. At Tom’s request, funeral services will take ...

Gloria E. Bombard

Gloria Ellen Bombard unexpectedly passed away in the hospital on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. She was born on April 22, 1945, the daughter of George Baker and Pearl M. Theriault. She worked as a home health aide for North Country Home Services, and she did a lot of private care duties. She ...

Ernest C. Schmidt

  Ernest C. Schmidt, 92, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid following a brief illness.   Born in New Rochelle on Sept. 4, 1926, he was the son of Ernest and Lucy (Gerstner) Schmidt. He married Marian Elizabeth Torkelson on Nov. 21, 1948, in ...

Gale F. ‘Spike’ Wilkins

Gale Francis “Spike” Wilkins, 72, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Gale was born in AuSable Forks to Francis and Elizabeth (Richard) Wilkins on Sept. 17, 1946. He graduated from Corinth Central School in 1965 where he ...

Darlene V. Wood

Darlene Viola Wood, 69, of Tupper Lake, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, surrounded by her family. Born June 30, 1950, in Riverview, she was the daughter of Clayton and Dorothy Wood. Darlene was an avid bingo player and will be greatly missed by ...

Harriet H. Hodges

Harriet Hana Hodges, formerly of AuSable Forks, died on May 26, 2019, at the age of 101 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born on Nov. 12, 1917. She received President Ronald Reagan’s Volunteer Action Award for helping Korean children obtain lifesaving surgery, the Korean Presidential ...

Margaret E. Lewis

Margaret Ella (Strack) Lewis was reunited with her late husband, Calvin C. Lewis Sr., on July 9, 2019, after a brief stay at Elderwood of Uhlein at Lake Placid. Margaret was born June 17, 1929, the second child born to Leon and Lena Strack. She was blessed to have six sisters and six ...

Memorial service: Robert R. Hickok

  A celebration of life for Robert Roger Hickok, 64, of Fish Creek Ponds, who died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Port Richie, Florida, has been set.   Local funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. ...

Frank H. Nye Jr.

Frank Harrison Nye Jr., 100, of Ridgefield and Southbury, Connecticut, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at River Glen Health Center.  Frank grew up in White Plains and summered in Keene. He served in the Air Force during World War II. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. ...

Garsevan Luka Bekauri

Garsevan Luka Bekauri, of Lake Placid, died in an accidental fall Monday, July 1, 2019, while hiking and climbing in the Adirondack Mountains. He was 23. Garsevan was born in Sacramento, California, and baptized an Orthodox Christian in the Republic of Georgia. He moved to Geneva with his ...

Rita M. (Smith) Hartson

Rita Martha (Smith) Hartson died Tuesday July 2, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein Nursing Home. She was born on May 5, 1921, to parents John Smith and Eva (Cotton) Smith of Lake Placid. Rita graduated from Lake Placid Central School in 1940. On March 7, 1943, she married Richard Louis ...

Odette L. Costa

In this moment of profound loss, let us not forget all that remains, all that she gave us: humor, first and foremost. Language, music, food, literature, gardening, history, a vital need for beauty, a lively curiosity about the world around us and how things work, and above all, each ...

Belva Sinclair Plosila

Belva Sinclair Plosila, 91, of Vermontville and formerly of Saranac Lake, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2019, at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh.   She was born on June 10, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Harry and Dorothea (Sinclair) Jackman. After her early childhood ...