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Obituaries

Earl Eugene Lawrence, Jr.

Earl Eugene Lawrence, Jr., age 81, formerly of Saranac Lake, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at the C.V.P.H Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on Oct. 12, 1938, he was the son of Earl and Myrtle (Skeels) Lawrence, Sr. Earl had been employed for Bezio Heating Company ...

Drummond LaBarge

Drummond LaBarge, 97, passed away peacefully at home in the loving care of his children. Born on Aug. 20, 1922, son of Addie and Charlie LaBarge. He was predeceased by his sisters; May, at 2 years old from diphtheria, Veronica Barrett, Beatrice Corneau; brothers, Clarence and ...

Carole M. Ryan

TICONDEROGA — On Aug. 3, 2020, Carole M. Ryan, age 76, of Ticonderoga, unexpectedly yet peacefully passed away while in the care of her daughter and family in Pennsylvania. Carole was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend that will be deeply missed by all. Born April ...

Donald S. Collins

Donald S. Collins, “Pops” age 82, of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 at his home following a brief illness. Born in New York City, New York on Sept. 23, 1937, he was the son of Edward and Anna (Gaydos) Collins. Donald was a long-time resident of Saranac Lake and a member ...

Mildred Williams

Mildred “Millie” Norrie Williams was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Barre, Vermont, the daughter of George and Jessie (Small) Norrie. She attended schools in Barre, was graduated valedictorian of her 1944 class at Spaulding High School and received her Bachelor of Science in 1948 from the ...

Wiliam McGovern

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of William “Bill” McGovern on July 24, 2020, at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. Bill was born July 28, 1938, and spent his life living across New York until he settled in the Adirondacks in the 1980s. In nice ...

Jeanne M. Van Auken

Jeanne M. Van Auken, long-time resident of Sandy Pond and Canton, passed away on July 25. Born in 1935, Jeanne was the daughter of Robert and June (Sherman) Mettler. She was raised in South Otselic, New York and moved to Syracuse to work in the city. In her work at Merchants National Bank, ...

Russell Scriver Sr.

Russell Scriver Sr. age 80, of Au Sable Forks, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at CVPH in Plattsburgh. Born in Plattsburgh, he was the son of Gerald and Irene Scriver. Scriver was a veteran of the Air Force. Preceding Russ in death are his parents; wife Doris Ano-Scriver; wife Suzan ...

David Alford

David Alford of Port Aransas, Texas, died Friday, July 24, 2020, peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with cancer. David is survived by his father Malcolm Alford, his mother and stepfather Betty and George Gagnepain, and his siblings Amy Alford Liverio and Edward Alford. David, who ...

Emma L. Berghorn

Emma L. Berghorn, age 89, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday July 21, 2020, at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. She was born on Sept. 26, 1930 in Alderbrook, the daughter of the late James and Mary (McCaffrey) Law. Emma married Alex Helak in 1966 in Saranac Lake, and he unfortunately passed ...

Connie M. Woods

Connie M. Woods, 70, formerly of Hubbardsville, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at her home in Bloomingdale. She was born May 31, 1950, in Hamilton, a daughter of Theodore and Stella Russock Moon. She received her early education in Madison schools and was a graduate of Saranac Lake ...

Joseph VanPutten

Joseph VanPutten, age 74, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Mercy Living Center. Per Joe’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. Joe was born on Aug. 11, 1945, in Haledon, New Jersey, son of Herman and Mary VanPutten. Joe graduated from De Paul Catholic High School ...

Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence-Roberts

Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence-Roberts, age 67, passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. Born in Lake Placid on Aug. 5, 1952, Sharon was the daughter of the late Julia A. (Demar) and Reginald J. Whitman. ...

Patricia Dick

Patricia Dick, 95, of Lake Placid went home to be with her Savior and Lord, Jesus, on July 19, 2020. Patricia was the proud wife of Arthur and mother of children Thomas and Sunday. Patricia loved the Lord and had many prayer meetings in her home. She was a member of Adirondack Community ...

Emma Law Berghorn

Word has been received of the death of Emma Law Berghorn, age 89, of Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday July 21, 2020, at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Calling hours and a Mass ...

Gregory William Riley

Gregory William Riley, 62, of Burke entered eternal rest Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the CVPH Medical Center surrounded by loving family and friends. Born on Dec. 1, 1957 in Saranac Lake, Greg was the son of Raymond and Paticia (Tyler) Riley. He was married to Tina Jarvis on Sept. 1, 2006, ...

William Alan Hewitt

William “Bill” Alan Hewitt, age 65, of Bloomingdale, died Monday July 13, 2020, at Albany Medical Center. He was born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 31, 1954, the son of Jack and Mary (Stickney) Hewitt. Bill was a lifelong resident and graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1972. He ...

William ‘Bill’ Ivimey

William Henry “Bill” Ivimey, 91, formerly of Saranac Lake, died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Essex Center in Elizabethtown. He was born in New York City on Jan. 28, 1929, the son of Harold L. and Elizabeth (Weidner) Ivimey. Bill was proud to be a 12th-generation American and often ...

William Hewitt

Word has been received of the death of William “Bill” Alan Hewitt, age 65, of Bloomingdale, who died on Monday, July 13, 2020, at Albany Medical Center. There will be a graveside service with the date and time to be announced at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are in ...

Phillip A. Benware

Phillip A. Benware, 77, of Mayfield died Saturday July 11, 2020, at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a courageous battle with a rare kidney disease. He was born in Tupper Lake on Oct. 17, 1942, a son of Romeo and Gladys Dupuis Benware, and was educated there. Phil moved to Mayfield in ...