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Obituaries

Margaret E. Brown

M. Elizabeth Brown of McColloms, New York passed away on March 31, 2020 at the age of 107. She was born Feb. 22, 1913, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Roy Stephenson of Malone, New York. She attended Franklin Academy in Malone, New York and graduated from Cornell University in ...

Thomas Edward Saehrig

Word has been received of the death of Thomas Edward Saehrig, age 68, of Vermontville, who died suddenly at his home in Vermontville, on Monday, March 30, 2020 with his children at his side. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A complete ...

Phillip Capone

Phillip Charles Capone, 89, passed away on March 30, 2020, in Pensacola, Florida, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born on June 11, 1930, the son of Thomas A. and Esther C. (Sullivan) Capone. His parents met when they came to the Ray Brook Sanatorium in search of a cure from ...

Gertrude Mae Sears

Gertrude Sears, 96, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and under hospice care. Gertrude was born in Lake Placid on June 9, 1923, to Reed and Wilhelmina Vassar. She was predeceased by both parents, brothers Reed and Donald Vassar, her husband ...

Charles E. Rolley Sr.

Charles E. Rolley Sr., age 80, of Saranac Lake, passed away on March 24, 2020, at 8:55 p.m. Born on Dec. 8, 1939, Charles was the son of Edward Sr. and Delphine Rolley. Chuck spent 36 years of his life as a medical driver helping people get to their medical appointments. Seven of those years ...

Bruce Arnold

Bruce Gordon Arnold, age 71, died peacefully on March 22, 2020 at Saratoga Hospital after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. The disease may have taken his mind, but his kind demeanor and humor never diminished. Bruce was born on Dec. 27, 1948 in Saranac Lake and was the son of ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Doyle

Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Doyle, age 97, of Plattsburgh and formerly of Saranac Lake, died of stroke Monday, March 23, 2020 at C.V.P.H Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Born in Saranac Lake on Nov. 17, 1922, she was the daughter of Syraic and Etta (McGrain) Dupree. Betty married Edward James ...

Darlene A. Strack

Darlene A. Strack, age 60, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Monday afternoon, March 23, 2020, surrounded by her loving family after a long, hard fight with ovarian cancer. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in September for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. She is survived by ...

Ronald S. Moody

Ronald S. Moody of Rochester, passed away on March 18, 2020 at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Linda F. Moody; sons, Eric L. (Andrea) Moody, Erin R. (Michelle) Moody; 3, grandsons and 1, granddaughter, brother, Tim Moody, along with nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be ...

Janet Lois Chapman

Janet Lois Chapman, age 97, passed away on March 5, 2020, surrounded by loving family. Janet was born in Tupper Lake on Nov. 29, 1922, daughter of Abraham “Jack” and Estelle Clifford. She graduated from Tupper Lake High School, attended Russell Sage College and graduated with a BA in ...

Carolyn Shaheen

A private funeral mass for Carolyn Shaheen, age 82, of Tupper Lake, will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church with Rev. Douglas Decker officiating. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery in the spring. Mrs. Shaheen passed away on Friday morning, March 20, 2020 ...

Rita D. Cronin

Rita Jane Darrah Cronin, 83, of 76 Garmish St., Ellenburg Depot, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Elderwood nursing home in Lake Placid with her family by her side. Rita was born in Saranac Lake on July 28, 1936. She was the daughter of Wayne Darrah and Edith Dufore. She married her ...

Nancy Lee Richards

Nancy Lee (Fiske) Richards was born Oct. 5, 1932, from humble beginnings in AuSable Forks. Like many local residents in that era she found employment at the Lake Placid Club. Here she met and married the love of her life, Fredrick Richards, in 1952. While raising her children, she enjoyed ...

Death notice: George Fredrick Lamont

Word has been received of the death of George Fredrick Lamont, 83, of Saranac Lake, on Friday, March 13, 2020, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983. There will be no calling ...

Gerald G. Macey

Gerald G. Macey, age 63, of Saranac Lake, died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on April 12, 1956, he was the son of Gerald and Gertrude (Slater) Macey. Jerry was employed as a truck driver and crane operator at Madden ...

Mary Mercurio

Mary Mercurio, 75, of Saranac Lake, left our physical presence March 6, 2020 for whatever the universe has in store for her next journey. She was surrounded by her daughter, Shannon, and husband, Joe, and left this world with a beauty and grace true to her inner soul. Mary originally hailed ...

Millicent ‘Millie’ VanCour

Millicent “Millie” VanCour, 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2020, at The Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY. Millie was born in Lake Placid on July 15, 1933. She was the daughter of Campbell Bannerman and Sadie (Preston) Bannerman Griggs. Millie lived her entire life in ...

Tina Marie Sutton

Tina Marie Sutton of Schenectady went to heaven on Feb. 27, 2020. She was born on June 7, 1962. She was the daughter of James Baggs Sr. and Fern G. Newton. She was married to Leonard (Bucky) Sutton whom she married on Oct. 2, 1984. She worked at various jobs throughout her life. She ...

Michael George Clarke

Michael George Clarke, 78, died on March 1, 2020, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. During the 15 months before his death, many friends would see Michael at the Adirondack Heath Medical Fitness Center working hard to rebuild his strength following a successful stem cell ...

Brenda Lee Thomas

Brenda Lee Thomas of the Alice Center, Malone, passed away on March 7, 2020. She was born on the Barlow Road in Westville on Dec. 21, 1941. She was the daughter of Marion (Riley) and Clifton Thomas. Brenda was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Ursuline Academy in Malone. She was very proud to ...