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Obituaries

Muriel I. Morrison

Muriel I. Morrison, 99, of Lake Placid, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Elizabethtown Community Hospital after a brief illness. She was born July 23, 1920, the daughter of William I. Ide and Pearl Wharff Ide. Muriel married Joseph C. Morrison on April 18, 1949. Joseph passed away in ...

Richard ‘Dick’ Martell

Richard “Dick” Martell, 85, of Tupper Lake passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, surrounded by his loving family. There will be no services, per his request. Richard is survived by his wife Carol Martell and her partner Dennis ...

George Duane “Red” Preston

George Duane “Red” Preston, 88, of Lake Placid, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2019. Red was born in Lake Placid, the son of Oren and Mildred Preston, on March 12, 1931. He graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1949 and spent 45 years working at the A&P grocery store ...

Ursula Wyatt Trudeau

Ursula Wyatt Trudeau, a long-time resident of Saranac Lake, died early Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2019, at her residence at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. She was 87. Born in Montreal, Quebec, on Jan. 17, 1932, the daughter of Col. Henry Johnston and Beatrice (Lyman) Johnston, Ursula showed ...

James P. Gibeault

James P. Gibeault, age 60, of Bloomingdale passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake after a battle with cancer. Born in Onchiota on May 22, 1959, he was the son of James A. Gibeault and Marie Skeels. Also raised and loved by Sandra Wade of ...

Roland Edwin “Rollie” Sears Jr.

Roland Edwin “Rollie” Sears Jr., 84, of Lake Placid passed away on Dec. 5, 2019 in Lake Placid. Rollie was born in Lake Placid to Roland E. Sears Sr. and Aileen R. Sears on March 15, 1935. He graduated from Lake Placid Central High School, Class of 1953 and attended Clarkson ...

Raymond Francis ‘Ray’ Riley

Raymond Francis “Ray” Riley, age 95, of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, NY, died Sunday Dec. 1, 2019 at Elderwood of Uihlein. Born at the Sisters Farm in Gabriels on June 23, 1924, he was the son of Dennis and Elizabeth (Keegan) Riley. He met the love of his life, Patricia Tyler and ...

Stephen (Steve) Gothard

Longtime resident at Camp Arden in Loon Lake, interior and rustic furniture designer Stephen (Steve) E. Gothard, 72, died at home Dec. 1, 2019. He was born Jan. 17, 1946. Steve was a native of LaGrange, Illinois and graduate of Elmhurst College with a baccalaureate degree in Economics and ...

William H. Jaquis Sr.

William H. Jaquis, Sr., 84 of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Born in Lake Clear, he was the son of the late Marion and Anna (Friend) Jaquis. He was the loving husband of Barbara J. (Lewis) Jaquis to whom he was ...

Norma Jean Parry

Norma Jean Parry, 92, of Tupper Lake, passed away at her home on Thursday morning, Nov. 28, 2019. Norma was born on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1926 in Rome, New York, the daughter of the late Everson and the Lulu Thompson Clark. Norma graduated from Rome Free Academy and later received her ...

Georgiana (Frye) Page

Georgiana (Frye) Page, 79, of Goodfellow Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, New Hampshire, as a result from injuries from a fall at her home. She was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont on Dec. 21, 1939, the daughter of George H.D. and Ramona ...

Virginia G. Bristol

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Virginia G. Bristol announces the passing of a wonderful wife, mother, loving grandmother, great-grandmother and thoughtful friend on Nov. 29, 2019 at the age of 100. She was born Virginia Catherine Gallagher, the second of four daughters to the ...

Barbara A. (Grim) Dann

PLATTSBURGH — Barbara A. (Grim) Dann, 88 of Plattsburgh, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2019 with her family by her side at CVPH Medical Center. Barbara was born on Nov. 11, 1931 in Amsterdam, New York, the daughter of Frederick and Beatrice Grim. Barbara attended college at SUNY ...

Neil F. Pratt

Neil F. Pratt, a life-long resident of Lake Placid, passed away on Nov. 27, 2019 at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh at the age of 86 from natural causes. Born to Horace Pratt, Sr. and Gertrude Tucker Pratt on Feb. 8, 1933, Mr. Pratt was a Lake Placid High School graduate, Class of ...

Jessica Lynn Scriver

Jessica Lynn Scriver, age 38, of Saranac Lake and formerly of Lake Placid, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake after a long battle with cancer. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on March 14, 1981, she was the daughter of David and Kathy (Hardy) ...

Virginia L. ‘Ginny’ Bristol

Word has been received of the death of Virginia G. “Ginny” Bristol, age 100, of Rainbow Lake, who died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Calling hours are tentatively set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Friday Dec. 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. ...

Frank E. Sears Jr.

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, Frank E. Sears Jr., age 75, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at his home in Lake Placid after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Frank was born on July 7, 1944, at the Placid Memorial Hospital. He was one of five children and a true ...

Death notice: Neil Francis Pratt

Neil Francis Pratt, 86, of Lake Placid, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. Mr. Pratt was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Lake Placid. He is the son of Horace D. Pratt Sr. and Gertrude (Tucker) Pratt. He served in the United States Army during ...

Robin Gail Lawrence

Robin Gail (Pelkey) Lawrence, 67, of Keene, died at home on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. She was born on Dec. 1, 1951, in Schenectady to Jean (Hickok) and Robert Pelkey. A mass of Christian burial is schedule for 1 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2019 at St. Brendan’s Church, Keene. Heald Funeral Home in ...

Linda M. Finn

Linda M. Finn, 69, of Saranac Lake died peacefully at home Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Born in Vergennes, Vermont on Feb. 16, 1950, she was the daughter of Leo Tatro and Isabelle Cunningham Tatro, and was proud of her farm life upbringing. Linda married Richard Finn on Sept. 25, 1982 in ...