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Obituaries

Donald Meineker

Donald Meineker, 89, a resident of Colorado Springs for the past two years, passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at his home.He was retired, having owned and operated Don's Florist in Saranac Lake, for many years and MeadowLark Gardens in East Greenbush for 24 years.Donald Meineker was ...

Death notice: Charles L. Ritchie Jr.

Word has been received of the death of Charles L. Ritchie Jr., 91, of Saranac Lake, who died on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A complete obituary will be available at a later date.

William ‘Bub’ McGrain

Bub's sparkling eyes and bright smile were dimmed on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, after a very brief illness and are now being enjoyed by all his family and friends who passed before him.Born on March 23, 1927, in Saranac Lake, he lived his entire 87 years in the town he loved and cherished.Bub is ...

Jennie Mary (Rossi) Emmons

Jennie Mary (Rossi) Emmons, 97, went to be with her Lord and passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2015, at her home in Pensacola, Florida.She was born on Feb. 12, 1917, in Brooklyn to Alexander and Louisa Rossi.After she graduated from high school, she was employed by Best & Company of ...

George R. Vespa

George Ralf Vespa passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Italian immigrants Carl and Vincentia (Machia) Vespa, who arrived via Ellis Island. George served as a paratrooper in the ...

Mildred S. Dupree

Mildred S. Dupree, 93, of 39 Winona Ave., Saranac Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.Born in West Chazy on May 28, 1921, she was the daughter of John and Alice (Beeman) Swain. She married Paul Dupree on Nov. 29, 1947, in St. Bernard's Church. He predeceased her on Jan. 21, 1990.Mrs. Dupree ...

Death Notice: Mildred S. Dupree

Word has been received of the death of Mildred S. Dupree, 93, of Winona Avenue, Saranac Lake, who died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.Calling hours are tentatively set to take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will ...

Mary C. Catillaz

SUMMERVILLE - Mary Catherine Catillaz passed away at home on Christmas morning at age 62, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.She is survived by her loving husband, Mike Fiorella; her children: Jessica Smith (William Delman), Meghan Smith, Christine Fedele and John ...

Chieng Koang Siboura

Chieng Koang Siboura, 71, of Saranac Lake, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.Chieng was born in Sonla, Vietnam, on May 5, 1943 to Quang Thi Ang, mother, and Shun Nam, father.Chieng was a survivor of the Vietnam conflict while living in Laos. After spending a year at a refugee camp in Thailand, ...

Norma C. Niederbuhl

Norma C. Niederbuhl, 89, of Bloomingdale, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.Born on Nov. 5, 1925, Norma, a lifelong resident of Bloomingdale, was the daughter of the late John and Mildred (Norman) Curran.Norma earned a Bachelor of Science degree ...

Lucy J. Loughran

Lucy J. Loughran, 68, passed away at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.She was born on July 11, 1946, the daughter of Patrick J and Janet J. (Giles) Loughran. She attended P.S. 166 public school in the west side Manhattan and St. Gregory ...

Ruth H. Laundry

Ruth H. Laundry, 94, formerly of Loon Lake, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home in Morrisonville.Born in Union Falls on April 23, 1920, she was the daughter of Walter and Marguerite (Collins) Hough. Ruth married Harold "Mickey" Laundry on Jan. 11, 1941. He predeceased her on Dec. 11, 1989.Mrs. ...

Donald Wilson Jr.

Donald Wilson Jr., 52, of Saranac Lake passed away Saturday Jan. 3, 2015, at his home.He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Michelle, who was his childhood sweetheart and soul mate; his son, Donnie, whom he cherished with all his heart; and his dog, Linus, who was his loyal companion.Don is ...

Samuel A. DeFranco

Samuel A. DeFranco, of Mainlands, Pinellas Park, Florida, formerly of Malone, died suddenly after a brief illness on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.Born April 18, 1926, in Watertown to Anthony DeFranco and Marguerite (Catania) DeFranco, Sam graduated from Watertown High School, enlisted in the U.S. ...

Death Notice: George W. Sullivan

George William Sullivan, 87, a resident of Lake Placid and The Villages, Florida, passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado.A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agnes Church, Lake Placid, followed by internment in St. Mary's Cemetery, ...

Catherine ‘Kitty’ Benoit

Catherine "Kitty" Benoit was born on Sept. 23, 1918, in Tupper Lake, the daughter of Frank and Katherine (Welch) McCormick. She passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 4, 2015, surrounded by family.Catherine graduated from Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake and then attended Mildred Elley Secretarial ...

Ronald D. Thomas

Ronald D. Thomas, 78, of Bloomingdale, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.Born in Brooklyn on March 31, 1936, he was the son of Ernest and Ruth (Healy) Thomas. Ronald married Josephine Ventura on Feb. 23, 1963, in Babylon, Long Island.Mr. Thomas moved to Saranac Lake in 1973. He first came to visit the ...

Robert ‘Bobby’ Timmons

Robert "Bobby" Timmons, 87, of Tupper Lake passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Mercy Living Center where he had recently resided.Born Aug. 7, 1927, in Tupper Lake, he was the son of James Edward and Rene (Coutu) Timmons. Bobby graduated from Tupper Lake High School and was a veteran of the ...

Donald Edgar Whalley

Donald Edgar Whalley, 88, a resident of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.Don was born on April 23, 1926, in Calvin, Ontario, Canada to William Dennis Clark Whalley (W.D.C.) and Carrie Mildred (Hurlbert) Whalley, who are ...

Richard M. Greenier

Richard M. Greenier, 53, of Park Drive in Rome, New York, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.Born in Saranac Lake, Richard was raised in Maryland until the age of 13, when his family returned to Saranac Lake. He attended Saranac Lake High School and resided in Rome for the past 20 years.Richard ...