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Obituaries

Andreas Sawatzki

Andreas Sawatzki, 94, of Saranac Lake, passed away on May 4, 2015. He was born in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, on April 13, 1921, and overcame incredible hardships before coming to this country.Andy came to this country through Ellis Island in 1951. He initially came to Saranac Lake for the treatment ...

Betty Jo White

Betty Jo White, 78, of Lake Placid, died suddenly at her home on Friday, May 1, 2015.She was born on Dec. 13, 1936, in Dover, Florida, the daughter of Robert J. Ebeling and Helen Marie (Rishel) Dukes.She is survived by her son Charles C. "Chuck" White of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; two ...

Logan R. Klossner

GADSDEN, Ala. - - At the young age of 25, Logan Riley Klossner was tragically taken from his loving family and friends on Thursday, April 30, 2015, to peacefully join his mother and grandfathers in Heaven. Logan was a proud father, husband and firefighter, and was soon to be a paramedic, with ...

Thomas ‘Tombo’ B. Cassavaugh

Thomas "Tombo" Bruce Cassavaugh, 10, of Lenoir, North Carolina, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Levine Children's Hospital, Charlotte.He was born June 27, 2004 in Caldwell County to Thomas P. Cassavaugh and Elizabeth Drum Chester. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bruce ...

Death notice: Patricia M. Irvine

Arrangements for Patricia M. Irvine, 81, of Forest Hill Avenue, Saranac Lake, are incomplete at this time with the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood.Mrs. Irvine passed away suddenly Friday afternoon, May 1, 2015, at her home.A complete obituary will be published later.The Buck Funeral Home in ...

Lester LaPrade

Lester LaPrade, 67, of 235 Lake St., Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015.Born in Franklin County, Virginia, on Aug. 8, 1947, he was the son of Harry and Ruth (Campbell) LaPrade.For several years Mr. LaPrade was employed by the state of California in the Water Reclamation Department. He ...

Kenneth E. Nason

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Kenneth Edward Nason, 92, a resident of Mooresville, North Carolina, died Tuesday, March 25, 2015, in Iredell County.He was brn Nov. 18, 1922, in Franklin County to William and Mina Nason.Kenneth served honorably in World War II, stationed in Hawaii, where he trained pilots ...

Charles “Charlie” Lejcek

Charles "Charlie" Lejcek, 63, of Lake Placid, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Adirondack Medical Center of Saranac Lake.Mr. Lejcek was born March 23, 1952, in Queens. He was the son of the late Charles Lejcek Sr. and the late Elizabeth (Hertzog) Lejcek.He was the proprietor of the Prague ...

Gary Sullivan

Gary Sullivan, 71, of Saranac Lake, died Friday, April 24, 2015 at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.Born in Saranac Lake on Jan. 24, 1944, he was the son of Daniel and Anne (Hathaway) Sullivan.Gary was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake. He loved to play basketball, baseball ...

Death notice: Marcelle S. Silman

Marcelle S. Silman, 98, died Monday, April 27, 2015.A funeral was held at 11 a.m. today at Schoem's, W-150 Route 4 East, Paramus, New Jersey.

Robert J. Wilson

Robert John Wilson, 85, of 162 McKinley St., passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid.He was born in Lake Placid on April 1, 1930, the son of Arthur and Mary (McDonough) Wilson. He grew up in Lake Placid and attended Lake Placid High School, where he ...

Theresa M. (Clement) Gaff

Theresa Marie Clement Gaff, 76, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake after a battle with cancer.Born April 2, 1939, in Tupper Lake, she was the daughter of Arthur and Jeanette Clement. She attended Tupper Lake High School and worked at the Tupper Lake ...

Nita R. St.Onge

Nita Roseann St.Onge died in Crouse Community Center on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Morrisville. She was 94.Mrs. St.Onge was born on March 18, 1921 in Tupper Lake to her parents, Albert and Regina Trombley. In 1940, she graduated from Holy Name Parish. She married Bernard W. St.Onge July 10, ...

Christopher C. Banker

Christopher Charles Banker, 39, of Bloomingdale and currently of Kittanning, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania.Born in Saranac Lake on April 26, 1975, he was the son of Lynn Banker and Barbara (Boula) Hathaway.Christopher was currently working as a ...

Suleyman Ozcan

Suleyman Ozcan, 78, of Gabriels and formerly of South Hampton, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake, where he had been a resident since last June.Born in Istanbul, Turkey on Sept. 15, 1936, he was the son of Ayse and Veys Husnu Ozcan. He was married to Sukran ...

Tamara L. Simmons

Tamara Louise Simmons passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2015.She was born in New York City on Feb. 19, 1957, to John and Jessica Simmons.After studying abroad in Costa Rica, Tamara graduated from Adlai Stevenson High School in 1975. She went on to attend John Jay College of Criminal ...

Peter A. Lodewick Jr

Peter A. Lodewick Jr., 46, of Tupper Lake, passed unexpectedly on April 11, 2015.He was born at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., and lived in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Alabama prior to moving to the Adirondack Mountains, where he resided for more than 10 years. Peter graduated from ...

Alan R. Ayotte

Alan Robert Ayotte, 47, of Tupper Lake passed away peacefully at his home on April 15, 2015.He was born on Sept. 20, 1967, in Tupper Lake, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Shirley (Rolley) Ayotte.He attended Tupper Lake High School. Then went on in life doing auto mechanic work, carpentry ...

Pauline Hache

Pauline Hache, 97, of 12 Tallman St., Tupper Lake, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake.Born in Tupper Lake on May 31, 1917, she was the daughter of Edward and Laura (Monette) Payment. Pauline married Lawrence "Leo" Hache on June 14, 1941 in Tupper Lake. He ...

Judith ‘Judy’ C. (Allen) Murphy

Judith "Judy" Carol Allen Murphy died of cancer on Jan. 6, 2015, in Eureka, California.Judy was born Sept. 3, 1933, and grew up in Lake Placid, the daughter of Lotta and Herb Allen. She graduated from Lake Placid High School, Class of 1952.She is survived by her son Robert of Eureka, daughter ...