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Obituaries

Lucille T. DeForge

Lucille T. DeForge, 95, of Lake Flower Ave., Saranac Lake, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.She was born in Lackawanna on Aug. 24, 1918, the daughter of Stella DeForge.Miss DeForge has been a resident of Saranac Lake for many years. She had been ...

Benjamin G. Demars

Benjamin G. Demars, 85, of Tupper Lake passed away, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Mercy Living Center where he had resided for the past 18 months. Born June 18, 1928 in Tupper Lake, he was the son of Benjamin J. and Malvina (LaBarge) Demars. Ben graduated from local schools and enlisted in the ...

William C. LeRoy Sr.

William Charles LeRoy Sr., of Route 37, Malone, was called home to his Heavenly Father in the comfort and support of his loving family on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.He was born in Syracuse on Oct. 13, 1940, son of William and Margaret LeRoy.On July 17, 1965, he was united to Theresa Mary Gallagher ...

James W. Wilson

James W. Wilson, 70, of Schenectady, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by family and friends at Ellis Hospital.Born April 13, 1943, in Lake Placid, Jim was the eighth of nine children born to the late Arthur and Mary (McDonough) Wilson.Jim attended Lake Placid High ...

Randy D. Martin

Randy Douglas Martin, 59, of 41 Colden Ave., Lake Placid, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Born on March 6, 1954, in Nyack, he was the son of the pre-deceased Gloria and Eugene Martin Sr. of Lake Placid.Randy attended Lake Placid High School as well as ...

Dr. Nathaniel P. Selleck

Dr. Nathaniel P. Selleck, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at his home in Keene.He was born in Danbury, Conn. on March 20. 1928. After graduating from Danbury High School in 1945, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to the University of Minnesota where he learned to ...

Gordon W. Pratt

Gordon William Pratt, 89, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at his home in Lake Placid.Gordon was the son of Gordon L. Pratt and Audrey (DeLong) Pratt. He was born on Aug. 2, 1924 in Lake Placid.Gordon graduated from the Lake Placid High School in 1943 and was a veteran of World War II, ...

Mary A. Woodruff

Mary Anna Woodruff, 82, of 45 Duprey St., Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.Born in Lake Placid on Oct. 17, 1931, she was the daughter of Earl and Mary M. (Donnelly) Blinn. Mary married Arnold Woodruff on Dec. 1, 1951 at St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake. He predeceased her on March ...

Guy G. Wescott Jr.

Guy George Wescott, Jr., 91, died at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, surrounded by family. Born in Lake Placid on March 17, 1922 to Guy and Alta (Taylor) Wescott, Guy lived in his home town for the next 91 years. Guy had five sisters and two brothers. As a ...

MaryLou Duffy

MaryLou Duffy, 72, of Lake Placid, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, after a long battle with Parkinson's.She was born on Nov. 28, 1941 in Lake Placid to Albert and Thelma Fellows LaPlante.MaryLou work for Howard Johnson's (HoJo's) as a waitress for ...

Robert B. Squires

MASSENA - Robert B. Squires, 83, of Churchill Ave., Massena, died Monday evening, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Massena Memorial Hospital where he been admitted earlier in the day. Robert was born April 25, 1930 in Massena the son of Robert L. and Gertrude (Billings) Squires. Following his graduation ...

Marie A. Tupper Darrah (Piency)

Marie Alena Tupper Darrah (Piency) of Bloomingdale, passed on peacefully the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.The youngest sibling of five, Marie was born in Massena on June 17, 1955. She was the daughter of Nelson and Dolores (Mack) Tupper, whom both passed before witnessing Marie and her ...

Michael G. Crary

TROY - Michael G. Crary, 42, died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Albany Medical Center Hospital.Born in Albany, Michael was the beloved son of Dale Lofrumento (Randy) and Peter G. Crary (Siobhan).Michael graduated from Hamilton College. He was a longtime employee of the New York State ...

Beverly (Hillman) Merritt

Beverly Hillman Merritt of Laurel, Md., died quietly in her sleep on Nov. 22, 2013, after a hard-fought battle of nearly three years against cancer.She was born and raised in Saranac Lake.She graduated from Albany State University, started her teaching career, and got married in 1959. She gave ...

Death Notice: Harriet E. Miller

Harriet E. Miller, 83, of Lake Placid, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at home in Lake Placid.Mrs. Miller was born May 5, 1930 in Lake Placid. She was the daughter of the late Frederick Milo and the late Irene Edith (Jacques) Miller. She was the wife of Robert Thompson. She was predeceased by ...

Death Notice: Guy George Wescott Jr.

Guy George Wescott Jr., 91, of Lake Placid, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.Mr. Wescott was born March 17, 1922 in Lake Placid. He was the son of the late Guy G. Wescott Sr. and the late Alta (Taylor) Wescott.Mr. Wescott was a veteran of World War II, ...

Donn G. Garwood

Donn G. Garwood, 83, of 78 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, surrounded by his family at his daughter's home in Keene Valley.Born in Saranac Lake on Dec. 21, 1929, he was the son of Everett and Alberta (Grayce Kerr) Garwood. Donn married Lorraine Waterson on Sept. 21, ...

Greg Amell

Greg Amell, 51, died unexpectedly, Friday, Nov. 30, 2013 in Albany.Born, May 9, 1962 in Tupper Lake, he was the son of Ray and Shirley (Duffy) Amell. Greg was raised in Tupper Lake and was a graduate of Tupper Lake High School.For the past several years had been employed at various restaurants ...

Tina L. LeClair

Tina L. LeClair, 57, of 31 Willow Way, Apt. 40, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family.Born in Saranac Lake on June 3, 1956, she was the daughter of Kendall and Elliody (Shene) Bickford. Tina was previously married to David LeClair who predeceased her ...

Shelia M. Wheeler

SOUTH WALLINGFORD, Vt. - Shelia M. Wheeler, 57, passed away Nov. 20, 2013, at her home in Wallingford.She was born in Saranac Lake on Jan. 22, 1956, the daughter of Daniel and Phyllis (Woodruff) Van Nortwick.Shelia grew up in Saranac Lake and attended the local schools. Later she graduated ...