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Obituaries

Gerald J. Peets

Gerald J. Peets passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Gerry was born on Aug. 20, 1946, in Tupper Lake, son of William and Maude LeCounte Peets. Gerry graduated from Tupper Lake High School and was soon drafted in the U.S. Army. After an ...

Harry Allan Jacobs Jr.

Harry Allan Jacobs Jr., who led one of Wall Street’s prominent investment houses during the 1970s, passed away peacefully in his Longboat Key, Florida, home on Tuesday, May 5. He was 98. Jacobs served as CEO and chairman of Bache & Company, a pillar of post-war Wall Street, until ...

Robert Alex Chabbott

Robert Alex Chabbott, age 83, of Lake Placid, died of sudden illness at his home on Thursday, May 14, 2020. He was born in Lake Placid on Aug. 23, 1936, to the late Francis A. and the late Grace Mae (Lawrence) Chabbott. A graduate of Lake Placid High School, he became a union carpenter ...

Kenneth ‘Leprechaun’ Boyle

Kenneth James “Leprechaun” Boyle, 80, of Bloomingdale died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at his residence under the care of High Peaks Hospice with his loving wife by his side. Born in Port Kent on Feb. 14, 1940, he was the son of Philip and Helen (Gillette) Boyle. Ken married the former ...

Mildred Goodrich

Mildred Louise Van Bramer Goodrich, 91, passed away peacefully at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid on May 19, 2020. She was born Dec. 12, 1928, to James and Helen Knauf Van Bramer. She moved to Saranac Lake when she married Richard Goodrich, who preceded her in death in 2003. Mildred ...

Ricky T. Pickering

Ricky T. Pickering, age 39, of Saranac Lake, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 15, 2020 at his residence. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on October 11, 1980, he was the son of Deborah (LaFlamme) Mitchell and Charles Mitchell of Tupper Lake, and Richard and Vicki Pickering of Tupper ...

Robert Emmett Brown

Robert Emmett Brown, age 78, of Saranac Lake, died Friday, May 15, 2020 following a brief illness at the University of Vermont Medical Center with his wife Pat by his side. Born in Olean, New York, on March 16, 1942, he was the son of Emmett and Ruth (Underwood) Brown. Bob attended high ...

Robert Chabbott

Robert “Chab” Chabbott, age 83, of Lake Placid, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 14, 2020 at his home in Lake Placid. Mr. Chabbott was born Aug. 23, 1936 in Lake Placid, the son of the late Francis A. and the late Grace Mae (Lawrence) Chabbott. There are no services scheduled at this time. ...

Ricky T. Pickering

Word has been received of the death of Ricky T. Pickering, age 39, of Saranac Lake, who passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 15, 2020 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A graveside service will take place at Holy Name ...

Charles ‘Chuck’ LaPierre

Charles “Chuck” LaPierre, 64, of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Saranac Lake on June 12, 1955, he was the son of Richard and Jeanette (Whitelaw) LaPierre. Chuck was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and had been ...

Frances Johnston Diebboll

Frances Johnston Diebboll, born in Detroit, Michigan, on Jan. 15, 1934, passed away on May 7, 2020. She succumbed to pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, Michigan. She was the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Janice Johnston, who camped with their family on Lower Saranac Lake during the ...

Franklin Emerson McIntyre

Franklin Emerson McIntyre, 78, died peacefully at his home in Lake Placid on May 4, 2020, Frank, son of Harry and Florence Emerson McIntyre of Long Lake, was born on Nov. 25,1941 at the family home on the Newcomb Road in Long Lake. He is predeceased by son Timothy and 2 sisters, Anne ...

Mary Lusk Ughetta

Mary Lusk Ughetta, beloved wife of William C. Ughetta, died at her home in Vero Beach, Florida, on May 3, 2020, after a 62-year marriage. Mary was born on Sept. 8, 1932, to Robert and Eloise Lusk and was raised in Bronxville, New York. Her brothers Bob and Peter Lusk predeceased her. She ...

Ruth Gorgas

Ruth Gorgas, 88, passed away peacefully, from complications of COVID-19, on April 27, 2020, at Pine Acres Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Madison, New Jersey. Ruth was born on Oct. 20, 1931, to Gilford and Freda Christensen of Woodbridge. Ruth received a B.A. in teaching and ...

Jean Chubb Hardy

Jean Chubb Hardy, 99, beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, second Mom and devoted friend to many died April 7, 2020 at the Wartburg Nursing Home, Mount Vernon, New York. She always had a smile for everyone and her passion for life, family, friends and travels exemplified a life ...

Franklin Emerson McIntyre

Franklin Emerson McIntyre, 78, of Greenwood Street, Lake Placid died Monday, May 4, 2020, at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, in Long Lake. He is the son of the late Harry Paul McIntyre and the late Florence (Emerson) McIntyre. A full obituary will be published at a later date. A ...

Rolfe Joseph ‘Joe’ Woodruff

Rolfe Joseph “Joe” Woodruff, 74, of Saranac Lake, passed away on Friday evening May 1, 2020, after a long battle with multiple health issues. Joe was born on July 5, 1945, in Dallas, Texas, to Russ and Mary Woodruff. Joe had a huge passion for riding and fixing his motorcycles as ...

Shirley M. Brunette

Shirley M. Brunette, age 73, beloved wife of Raymond Brunette, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2020, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born on Dec. 12, 1946, in Saranac Lake, daughter of the late Lloyd and Joyce (Sawyer) Crary. She had many fond memories ...

James Richard Vaughn

James Richard Vaughn, known to everyone as “Jim” or “Bo,” passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 24, 2020. Jim was the son of Robert Vaughn and Patricia Huggins Vaughn. He was born in Saranac Lake, just minutes after the birth of his twin sister Jill. ...

Charles Ray Chapman

Charles Ray Chapman, 88, of Tupper Lake died peacefully May 2, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. Born in French Camp, Mississippi, on March 25, 1932, he is the son of James “Jack” Larkin and Zoella (Speed) Chapman. Ray married Mary Fletcher on June 4, 1967, in Warrensburg. Ray ...