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Obituaries

Donald V. Dupree Jr.

Donald Victor Dupree Jr., 72, of Bath, died Sunday, Feb. 9 at home, his loving wife by his side. Don was born on Dec. 5, 1947, in Saranac Lake. He graduated from SUNY Delhi and Bryant University with a degree in business administration. He retired from Parts Plus in Penn Yan. Don married ...

Oran Nicholas ‘Nick’ Neuhard

Oran Nicholas “Nick” Neuhard, 85, of Hoel Pond, Saranac Inn, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Nick was born in Milton, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 21, 1934. He was the son of Robert and Margaret (La duc) Neuhard. Nick graduated from Edinboro State Teachers College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, ...

Bonnie Sawyer Easton

With heavy hearts we inform you that Bonnie Sawyer Easton (Bonzie), 63 of Saranac Lake passed away on Jan. 17 in her hometown of Saranac Lake. Bonnie was born in Saranac Lake to Alma and Gordon Reginald Sawyer on March 29, 1956. She attended Saranac Lake High School and graduated in the ...

Ella Mary Beneshan

Ella Mary Beneshan passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. She had shared 102 years of unconditional love, laughter and amazing memories with friends and family. Born to the late George and Sarah Schick in Kingston, she was the youngest of four children. She graduated from Kingston ...

Eleanor A. McKillip

Word has been received of the death of Eleanor A. McKillip, 105, of Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at the Alice Center in Malone. The obituary is incomplete and will be published at a later date. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in ...

Oran ‘Nick’ Nicholas Neuhard

Word had been received of the death of Oran “Nick” Nicholas Neuhard, 85, of Hoel Pond, Saranac Lake, who died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A funeral service will take place at the Church of the Ascension in ...

Therese A. McDonald

Therese Anne McDonald, 92, died peacefully on Feb. 1 at the Elderwood Skilled Nursing facility in Liverpool, New York. A native of Lake Placid, Therese grew up on Saranac Avenue with her parents, Bill and Mary, and siblings Mary, Helen, Catherine and Bill. She was a graduate of Lake Placid ...

Mya L. Duprey

Mya L. Duprey, 68, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. She was born on Oct. 28, 1952, in Saranac Lake to Helen and James Strack. She was a 1972 graduate of Saranac Lake Central High School. She married Charles “Cubby” Duprey on Oct. ...

Death notice: Mya L. Duprey

Word has been received of the death of Mya L. Duprey, 67, of Lake Clear, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A graveside service will take place in the spring at a date and time ...

Ray M. Levitt

Ray M. Levitt, 87, of Lake Placid passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 23. He was born Nov. 2, 1932, the son of Cyril and Lena Jerome Levitt. He served in the Army from 1953 until 1955. Ray worked as a carpenter most of his life, working for Levitt Construction which his brother Cyril ...

Frank J. Bencze

Frank J. Bencze, 92, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Calling hours for Frank will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. A funeral service will immediately follow, with Dan McClelland ...

Gerald Favro

Gerald Kenneth Favro passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 25, 2020. He was born on July 5, 1929, in Lake Placid and was married over 62 years to the love of his life, Barbara Phalon Favro of Canton. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cortland State University Teacher’s ...

Joseph M. Pickreign Jr.

(Update: Services have been rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 9 due to a snowstorm Friday, Feb. 7. See below.) - Joseph M. Pickreign Jr., 83, of 60 Church St., Apt. 11A, Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at his daughter’s home, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Saranac Lake on ...

Joseph M. Pickreign, Jr.

Word has been received of the death of Joseph M. Pickreign, Jr., age 83, of Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Calling hours are tentatively set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake on Friday Feb. 7, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service is ...

Memorial service: Kenneth Carl Martell Jr.

Memorial services have been set for Kenneth Carl Martell Jr., 63, of Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. A memorial service is set to take place tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 6:45 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake with ...

Thomas Robert Kimpton

Thomas Robert Kimpton, born June 19, 1945, in Tupper Lake, passed away the evening of Jan. 22, 2019, at the Francis House in Syracuse. Tom grew up with his parents Robert and Erma Kimpton on Land’s End, at the end of the Kimpton Road in Saranac Inn. After high school, Tom left the ...

Gail Robin (Reed) Farley

Gail Robin (Reed) Farley of Bloomingdale, born March 23, 1953, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 20, 2020, at University of Vermont Medical Center with her family by her side. Gail married the love of her life, Jerry Farley, on April 8, 1972. They have been married for 47 years. In ...

Jeannine Marguerite Laliberte Butler

Devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jeannine Butler has gone peacefully to the Lord Jesus Christ, surrounded by her loving family in her home. Jeannine was born on Aug. 27, 1930 to Eudore Laliberte and Marie-Anne-Beaudoin in Worcester, Massachusetts. She ...

Thomas Robert Kimpton

Word has been received of the death of Thomas Robert Kimpton, age 74, of Saranac Lake, who died on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Francis Hospice House in Syracuse. Calling hours are tentatively set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2 to 4 ...

Mae Julia Palumbo

Mae Julia Palumbo, 94, of Lake Placid passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Mrs. Palumbo was born May 1, 1925, in Plattsburgh. She is the daughter of Joseph and Julia (Lesperance) Cartier. Calling hours will be held on Monday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 2 ...