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Obituaries

Hannah H. Marlow

Word has been received of the death of Hannah H. Marlow, age 39, of Paul Smiths, who died on Monday, June 15, 2020, at her home. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A complete obituary will be available on Thursday.

Carol Hesseltine

Carol Hesseltine, 84, of Saranac Lake, went home to be with the Lord on June 6, 2020. Carol was the daughter of Aaron and Pearl Hoyt, and was predeceased by her two brothers Allen and James Hoyt. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Carol and her ...

Richard Anthony Yorkey

Richard Anthony Yorkey, age 90, formerly of Saranac Lake and currently of Lake Placid, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home. Born in Pulaski on April 28, 1930, he was the son of Bertram and Elsie (Petrie) Yorkey. Dick came to Saranac Lake in 1937 with his father and brothers to run ...

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Haselton

Virginia L. “Ginny” Haselton, age 81, of Wildwood Drive, Lake Placid, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Ginny was born Feb. 25, 1939 in Lake Placid. She is the daughter of the late Robert A. and the late Bernice L. (Lawrence) Lacey. Ginny ...

David Tomberlin

David Tomberlin, 52, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020, at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his partner and partner’s family, who loved him as a son. David is survived by Russ Cronin, Russell and Sally Cronin, Robyn (Cronin) Butler and family, and Raymond Cronin and ...

Joan Tyler

On Thursday, June 4, 2020 Joan Marie Ransom Ayres Tyler faced her life struggle with dignity and determination. Her family was faithful to the end in their care and love for her. On Jan 19, 1952 she married Hubert M. Tyler Jr. at the Episcopal Church in Bloomingdale. They lived most of the ...

Wayne Karl Scheller

Lake Placid resident Wayne Karl Scheller, 44, left this earth on May 29, 2020, to be with his Lord, and is reunited with his parents and others he loved in heaven. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on Dec. 22, 1975, Wayne was raised in the Olympic village of Lake Placid. He lived a ...

Harry Schweitzer

Harry Schweizer, age 66, of Lake Clear passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home which he shared with his youngest son, Jason, on May 23, 2020. Born in Suffern, New York, on May 13, 1954, Harry lived most of his life in Lake Clear. Harry was the son of June (Delo) Siewertsen and ...

Henry Michael Cooney Jr.

Henry Michael Cooney, Jr., age 76, of Lake Placid passed away May 30, 2020 at his home in Lake Placid. Mr. Cooney was born Dec. 2, 1943 in Durham, North Carolina. He is the son of Henry Michael and Catherine (O’Brien) Cooney. He is the husband of Anita J. (Glace) Cooney. Mr. Cooney served in ...

Marion B. Shuler

Marion B. Shuler, a long-time resident of Lake Placid, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina, at 102 years of age. She was the daughter of the late William and Alice Norris Bennett and wife of the late James Edward Shuler. Marion’s ashes will be interred in The ...

Vicki Lynn Lawrence

Vicki Lynn Lawrence, 74, of Spruce Street in Lake Placid passed away May 25, 2020, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Feb. 18, 1946, in Fort Knox, Kentucky, the daughter of George and Dorothy Swayze. Vicki attended and graduated from Lake ...

Richard B. McCormick

Richard B. McCormick, age 81, of Saranac Lake, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020. A true love story doesn’t end, it just sometimes gets put on pause. Yesterday Mom (Donna) and Dad (Richard) got to continue their final chapter of their forever love story. We were so lucky and blessed to ...

Frances Mader Raville

Frances Mader Raville, 91, of Tupper Lake passed away Friday night, May 29, 2020, at the Adirondack Medical Center, in Saranac Lake, with her loving family by her bedside. She had been a resident at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake and Saranac Village at Will Rogers in Saranac Lake, and ...

Mercedas ‘Jean’ Kendrick

Mercedas “Jean” Kendrick, 92, passed away on May 22, 2020 at Elderwood at Uihlein of Lake Placid in Lake Placid. Jean was born on Feb. 19, 1928 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Margaret McDonough. She had two brothers, Donald and Walter who reside in Ohio. She moved to ...

Carolyn Mae Welch Grimditch

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, Carolyn Welch Grimditch passed away peacefully in Vero Beach, Florida, at the age of 97. She was born in San Francisco on Sept. 11, 1922, the youngest of three girls of Violet M. Oberton and Walter H. Welch. This “little brown-eyed girl,” as her father referred ...

Neva Bliss Santerre

Neva Bliss Santerre, age 83, beloved wife of Daniel G. Santerre, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. She is survived by her husband, sons Daniel J. (Cindy) and Vincent (Keyle), and daughters Mary Shaheen (Jim) and Claire Santerre (Pete). She is also survived by two sisters, Joyce Smith ...

Mary Gagnon

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Emaline Jewtraw Gagnon, announces her passing after a long battle with cancer, on May 25, 2020, at the age of 77. Born in Lake Placid, New York on Aug. 16, 1942, she was the daughter of Clarence (Babe) Jewtraw and Julia Demar Whitmen. Mary ...

Frances A. Sherman

Frances A. Sherman passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020, after enjoying a long and blessed life, at the age of 85. She was born Dec. 8, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Ossining High School in 1952 and attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she earned her teaching degree. Fran was ...

Eric S. Buck

Eric S. Buck, 47, of Niagara Falls and previously of Saranac Lake, went to that great fishing hole in Heaven on May 21, 2020. Grandfather to happy and joyful Jackson; father to the beautiful, lovely and charming Hailee, Kaylynn, Mya and Olivia; son to Kenneth and Betsy; brother to Rob ...

Dorothy Ann Sweeney

Dorothy Ann Sweeney of 78 Will Rogers Drive in Saranac Lake died on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. She was born on March 26, 1936, in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of John F. Sweeney and Dorothy Aldrich Sweeney. She is survived by her ...