Obituaries

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 ...

Kevin T. Keane

Kevin Thomas Keane passed away at 86 after a brief illness on June 10, 2019. A summer resident of Upper Saranac Lake since 1983, he passed peacefully surrounded by family in Buffalo. He and his loving wife Betty Ann celebrated 60 years of outdoor adventures together. Born in New York City, ...

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 ...

Marcia F. Brooks

Marcia F. Brooks of Lake Placid, passed away on June 24, 2019 after battling a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband and partner of more than 50 years, James M. Brooks; her three children and three grandchildren: son James Brooks IV of Winter Park, Florida; daughter Cali ...

Susan (Schneider) Riggins

Susan (Schneider) Riggins of St. Pete Beach, Florida and Lake Placid, New York died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loved ones early Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Garden City, Long Island in 1948 to Ralph and Edie (Weed) Schneider, ...

Death Notice: Barry E. Borden Sr.

Word has been received of the death of Barry E. Borden Sr., 66, of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid who died on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Calling hours are set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, ...

Richard K. Barney

Richard Barney, 73, passed unexpectedly Friday, June 12, 2019, at Veterns Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, surrounded by his family. He was born May 28, 1946, in Utica, a son of Ora and Cecelia Barney. Richard graduated from Lake Placid High School in the Class of 1964. He then ...

Robert J. Bedore

Robert J. Bedore, 81, of Tupper Lake passed away at home peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, June 23, 2019.   Born Jan. 22, 1938, in Tupper Lake, he was an only child to Eleanor (Snyder) and Duffy Bedore.   Bob attended Tupper Lake High School, graduating in 1956. He then ...

Robert Knobel

Robert Norman Knobel, 67, of Bloomingdale, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.   Born in Saranac Lake on July 31, 1951, he was the son of Raymond and Phyllis (Norman) Knobel. Robert married Susan Ferree on Jan. 28, 1978, at the Bloomingdale Methodist ...

Death notice: Doris R. Seymour

Word has been received of the death of Doris R. Seymour, 96, of Saranac Lake, on Friday, June 21, 2019, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial is set to take place on Wednesday June 26 at 11:30 a.m. ...

Kenneth J. Odell

Kenneth James Odell passed away on June 20, 2019, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. He was born on Sept. 8, 1958, the son of Kenneth D. and Annemarie (Verrier) Odell in Saranac Lake. Kenny graduated from John Jay High School in Hopewell Junction in 1977 and had been employed ...

Nancy W. Thomas

NEW SCOTLAND — Nancy Worthley Thomas, longtime resident of New Scotland, peacefully left us on Feb. 8, 2019. Born in Saranac Lake on April 25, 1947, she was the eldest of three children of Roland and Ruth Thomas. Her childhood was happily spent on the water helping her family’s business, ...

Terrie J. Rice

Terrie Joy Rice of Crary Mills passed to the other side on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Her independent and soulful spirit was born to Leon and Elinor Umber in Lake Placid in 1932. An accomplished artist, writer, wife, mother, musician, sister, daughter and aunt, she leaves behind her children ...

Raymond Michael Scollin

Raymond Michael Scollin, 81, of Saranac Lake died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at his home, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by family and looking up Lower Saranac toward the Sister Islands, his favorite view. Born in Saranac Lake on July 2, 1937, he was the son of Charles and ...

Dora L. Santor

Dora L. Santor, 86, of Saranac Lake, died Thursday, June 13, 2019, at her residence. Dora was born on April 12, 1933, in Fernwood, the daughter of Charles and Cora (Mattison) Bennett. Dora married Robert Santor on Sept. 18, 1993, in Beekmantown. He predeceased her on June 18, 2018. Dora ...

Charles H. Dupraw

Charles H. Dupraw of Atlantic Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2019, at a veteran nursing home in St. Augustine, Florida. Charles was born Dec. 15, 1931 to Elizabeth and Charles Dupraw in Lake Placid. He graduated from Lake Placid High School and enlisted into the Navy. ...

Death notice: Belva S. Plosila

Word has been received of the death of Belva S. Plosila, 91, of Vermontville, who died on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Plattsburgh. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. Funeral services will take place at the ...

Marian E. Schmidt

Marian Elizabeth Schmidt, 90, of Saranac Lake, died Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.   Born in Brooklyn on Nov. 22, 1928, she was the daughter of Edwin and Winnie (Hurlbut) Torkelson. Marian married Ernest Schmidt on Nov. 21, 1948, in ...