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Obituaries

Roland ‘Bob’ Urfirer

Roland "Bob" Urfirer passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York as a result of natural causes. Bob was 93 years old.Bob was born in Torrington, Connecticut on April 19, 1921, and moved to Lake Placid when he was 6 months old. He was the only child of ...

Francis M. Mullin

Francis M. Mullin died May 27, 2014, in Washington, D.C.He was born in Massena on May 19, 1921, but he grew up in Saranac Lake. He graduated from St. Bernard's Elementary School, Saranac Lake High School and attended Wadhams Hall Seminary, St. Michael's College in Vermont and Catholic ...

John J. ‘Jack’ Phillips

John J. "Jack" Phillips, 97, of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Albany Medical Center in Albany.He was born to the late John and Marie Phillips on April 28, 1917, in New York City. He married Alice Ward in Brighton, Massachusetts on July 7, 1951.Jack studied chemical ...

Anna M. Vagen

Anna Marie Van Den Berg Vagen died peacefully Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 in her home at Loon Lake, with her family at her side.Her husband of 51 years, Hans Vagen, passed away in 1999.Anna was born Sept. 25, 1926, in the Netherlands, and together, with her family, survived the Nazi occupation.She ...

Death notice: Jeffrey P. LaMere

Jeffrey P. LaMere, 59, of Tupper Lake, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.Calling hours are scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Friday, ...

Christopher K. Tuttle

Christopher K. Tuttle, 43, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.Chris was born on Dec. 13, 1970 and grew up in Kinderhook. He was the son of Jim and Nora (Veress) Tuttle. He married Heather Peckham on Aug. 14, 1999 on the family farm in Kinderhook.Chris was employed as the general ...

Jacqueline J. Brown

Jacqueline J. Brown, 84, of 16 High St., Tupper Lake, died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at home.Born in Tupper Lake on Oct. 28,1929, she was the daughter of the late Ulric and Regina (LaMarche) Gagnon.Jackie attended Holy Ghost Academy and graduated from the Tupper Lake High School in 1947. She was ...

Frederick B. Burton

KEENE - There will be a graveside service for Frederick B. Burton at the Norton Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5.The Keene Valley resident died March 21, 2014, at his home in Keene Valley at the age of 61. W.M. Marvin's Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy L. Morelli

After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Nancy L. (Berger) Morelli of Lake Placid passed away August 26, 2014, at Elizabethtown Community Hospital surrounded by her family and friends.Nancy was born in Rochester on Jan. 31, 1963, to Carol Brown (Bigelow) and Ivan Berger. She graduated from Lake ...

Roland M. Urfirer

Roland M. Urfirer, 93, of Lake Placid, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Mount Sinai Hohpital in New York City.Mr. Urfirer was born April 19, 1921, in Torrington, Connecticut. He is the son of the late Isadore and the late Bessie (Klotz) Urfirer.He was a World War II veteran, serving in the ...

Albert F. ‘Al’ Dingley Jr., M.D.

SARATOGA SPRINGS Albert F. "Al" Dingley Jr., M.D., passed away on Aug. 24, 2014.He was born on Feb. 4, 1928.He was the loving husband of Sheila Dingley; the beloved father of four children: Albert Dingley and wife Suzanne of Clifton Park, Mark Dingley and wife Karen of Providence, Rhode ...

Ronald K. Gladd

Ronald K. Gladd, 72, formerly of Saranac Lake and residing in Penfield, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Strong Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.Born in Saranac Lake on Nov. 5, 1941, Ron was the son of Lee and Merilda (LaMare) Gladd. Ron married Marty Finn, also of Saranac Lake, ...

Ronald K. Gladd

Word has been received of the death of Ronald K. Gladd on Aug. 22 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Calling hours will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A funeral Mass will be held at noon Friday at St. Bernard's Church in ...

Michael E. Gregory

Michael Edward Gregory, 58, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, from complications following pneumonia.Michael was born in Elizabethtown on July 31, 1956 to Lorie and Edward Gregory and lived in the town of Keene all his life. He graduated from Keene Central School in 1974. Michael was a good ...

Dorothy M. Moody

Dorothy M. Moody, 91, formerly of 15 Riverside Drive, Saranac Lake where she lived for many years, and formerly of 8 Crossfield Ave., Saranac Lake where she lived for 10 years and formerly of Will Rogers where she lived for three years, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at River Ledge Home in ...

Earle ‘Ole’ Murphy

Earle "Ole" Murphy, 87 of Cobbs Creek, Virginia (formerly of Lake Placid and Farmingdale, New Jersey) peacefully took flight Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at home surrounded by his family.He was a graduate of Brockport SUNY with a bachelor of arts in both science and recreation also a master's in ...

Elizabeth A. Stinson

Elizabeth Ann Stinson died on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2014 after a longbattle with cancer. She died in her home in the loving presence of her family.She was born in Huntington to the late Howard and Laurie (Baylis) Van Sise.Betsy was the organist in the Keene Valley Church for 30 years. She was an ...

Barbara A. Wood

Barbara Ann Wood, 56, of Lake Placid, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at her home in Lake Placid.Mrs. Wood was born Dec. 5, 1957 in Brockport. She was the daughter of Lynn and Marilyn (Judd) Schleede.Barbara was a loving mother and she enjoyed spending time with her family. After becoming a ...

Jerry Fobare

Jerry Fobare, 72, of 58 James St., Saranac Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.Born in Saranac Lake on May 10, 1942, he was the son of Leo and Laura Belle Fobare.Jerry had been employed as a plumber his entire life in the family business Fobare and ...

Francis E. Johnson

Francis E. Johnson, 80, of 35 Willow Way, Saranac Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at the Adirondack Medical Center.Born in Bloomingdale, New York, on June 17, 1934, he was the son of Charles and Ethel (Skiff) Johnson. Francis married Barbara Jones on Nov. 7, 1957 in St. Paul's Church in ...