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Obituaries

Spring Burial: Gerald V. Macey

Interment services have been set for Gerald V. Macey, 86, of 286 county Route 47, Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.A graveside service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.Friends wishing to remember Gerald V. Macey may make ...

Spring Burial: William McGrain

Interment Services have been set for William McGrain, 87, of 60 Church St., Saranac Lake, who died on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Adirondack Medical Center.A graveside service will take place at 2:15 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.Friends wishing to remember ...

Spring Burial: Rita A. Sweeney

Interment Services have been set for Rita Ann Sweeney, 83, of 15 Evergreen Lane, Saranac Lake, who died on Thursday, March 12, 2015.A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.Friends wishing to remember Rita Ann Sweeney may make ...

Lewis J. DeFuria

Lewis J. DeFuria, 69, of 25 Sunset Road, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Adirondack Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.Born in Miami, Florida, on Sept. 9, 1945, he was the son of Joseph and Phyllis (Beseth) DeFuria. He married Josephine Mihill on May 1, 1971, at St. ...

Ernest W. ‘Ernie’ Seifried Jr.

Ernest William "Ernie" Seifried Jr., 90, of St. Augustine, Florida, died May 12, 2015, at Community Hospice Bailey Family Center for Caring, from lung cancer and long-term complications from a stroke.He was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Deerfield to Ernest William and Mabel Brucker Seifried.Ernie is ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Walsh

Robert "Bob" Walsh, prominent Saranac Laker who was president of the American Management Association's office from 1982 to '92 and who was the Saranac Lake Citizen of the Year in 1989, died May 6, 2015, from complications of Alzheimer's disease in Summerfield, Florida, where he and his wife ...

Dorothy (LaPointe) Fuller

Dorothy (LaPointe) Fuller, of 12 Murray St., Tupper Lake, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.She was born on March 5, 1932, the daughter of the late Romeo LaPointe and the late Leah (Lavigne) (LaPointe) Lefebvre. Dorothy graduated from Tupper Lake High School in 1950. ...

Thomas J. Shaheen

Thomas Joseph Shaheen, 82, died peacefully at his home on May 12, 2015.Tom was born in Tupper Lake on Jan. 6, 1933, the son of Joseph and Anecy (Frank) Shaheen. He attended Tupper Lake High School.He co-owned Shaheen's IGA with his brothers and worked for many decades until his retirement at ...

Bart H. Steiner

Bart H. Steiner, 54, of Sentinel Road, Lake Placid, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, May 12, 2015.Mr. Steiner was born Feb. 17, 1961, in Buffton, Ohio. He was the son of Walter and Betsy (Zuercher) Steiner.Bart was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School Class of 1979. He was ...

James L. McCasland

James L. McCasland, 84, was born on Sept. 15, 1930 in Plattsburgh, the son of Norman J. and Blanche (Towsley). He passed away peacefully in his home on Station Street in Lake Placid on Saturday, May 2, 2015.Jimmy, known to many as "Peanut," was a Korean War veteran with the 44th Engineer ...

Graveside Service: Sheila J. Wasson

Sheila Jean Wasson, 77, of Lake Placid, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.Mrs. Wasson was born April 7, 1937, in Lake Placid. She is the daughter of the late Walter and Eileen (Farley) Morrison. She married James A. Wasson Sr. on Oct. 19, 1963 at St. ...

Mary J. Dufort Bomyea

Mary J. Dufort Bomyea, 92, of North Bangor, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her home.Born in Bangor on May 26, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Beatrice Machaby Brockway. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in 1939.On July 8, 1940, she was united in ...

Charles W. Tyler

Staff Sgt. Charles William Tyler, 96, peacefully passed away from this life on March 4, 2015, at his home in Clinton, Indiana.Chuck was born March 13, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, to Stella Heisler Tyler, a housekeeper, and Alfred Matthias Tyler, a master plumber. He had an active, happy ...

Graveside Service: Lorraine L. Bryant

Lorraine Loyce Bryant, 92, passed away Feb. 6, 2015, at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid, where she had been a resident for a brief period of time.Lorraine was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Lake Placid, the daughter of Raymond and Rena (Hayes) Bryant and spent her entire life in Lake ...

Graveside Service: Mabel E. Hunting

Mabel E. Hunting passed to her eternal reward Sunday, March 8, 2015, after a period of declining health.Mabel was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Oakham, Massachusetts, to the late Henry W. and Evelyn (Clifford) Grimes.Burial will be in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 13.The M.B ...

Graveside Service: Bertha Lawrence

Bertha Lawrence passed away March 12, 2015, in Grafton, Virginia.A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the North Elba Cemetery, Old Military Road, Lake Placid.The M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements.

Graveside Service: Richard Y. Smart

Richard Y. Smart, 82, of 89 Greenwood St., Lake Placid, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough, Maine.Mr. Smart was born Nov. 20, 1932 in Onchiota, the son of the late Albert and the late Hazel (Brown) Smart.Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Lake ...

Graveside Service: Sister Mary Rosalie Tapley

Sister Mary Rosalie Tapley, R.S.M., 82, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Mercy Center Dallas, Dallas, Pennsylvania, where she had been a resident since 2008. Sister was born June 22, 1932, in Watertown, the daughter of Francis and Rosalie (Welch) Tapley.Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery ...

Harry R. Holmes

Harry R. Holmes, 92, of Hamilton, New Jersey, passed away with his loving family by his side Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Care One in Hamilton, New Jersey.Mr. Holmes was born in Camden, New Jersey, the son of William and Mable Holmes. He was the husband of Marguerite (Frenya) Holmes formerly of ...

Patricia M. Irvine

Graveside services for Patricia M. Irvine, 81, a resident of Forest Hill Avenue, Saranac Lake, and formerly of Norwood, will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Norwood with the Rev. Msgr. John Murphy presiding.Mrs. Irvine passed away suddenly Friday, May 1, 2015, ...