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Obituaries

Steven J. Boucher

Steven J. Boucher, 71, of Tupper Lake, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.Born Aug. 18, 1942, in Tupper Lake, he was the son of Wilbert and Theresa (Benjamin) Boucher. He married his high school sweetheart, Diane Boushie, on June 15, 1963, at Holy Name Church.Following ...

Shawana M. Alford

Shawana Monike Alford, 35, of 54 Trudeau Road, Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.Born in Brooklyn on July 22, 1978, she was the daughter of Pearley Alford.In 2008, Shawana moved to the Adirondacks to be close to friends. Once she was here, ...

Mark H. Chellis

Mark Hazen Chellis, 84, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.He was born in Saranac Lake on June 6, 1929, son of the late Leroy and Lucena (Newell) Chellis. He graduated from Tupper Lake High School (Tupper Lake) and Paul Smith's College ...

Frances ‘Fran’ B. Cassidy

Frances "Fran" B. Cassidy, of Lake Placid, died Jan. 24, 2014, at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake, surrounded by her loving family.She was born in Plainfield, N.J. on Jan. 18, 1925, the daughter of Peter Lundrigan and Elizabeth Boland of St. John's, Newfoundland.Fran married Gerald F. ...

Jerome ‘Buster’ E. Samburgh Jr.

Jerome "Buster" E. Samburgh Jr., 77, of 9360 state Route 30, Paul Smiths, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.Born in East Greenbush on Feb. 19, 1936, he was the son of Jerome and Mary (Bowers) Samburgh, Sr. Jerome married Carol Boyea on Dec. 28, 1957, in ...

Renee M. Hughes

Renee Mary Hughes, 63, of Lake Placid, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 22, surrounded by family after battling a terminal illness.Renee was born on Dec. 8, 1950 and is the daughter of Robert Brooks and the late Joyce Williams.Renee loved being with her family. Special events and family ...

Golda R. Nobel

Golda R. Nobel, 107, a longtime resident of Philadelphia, died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.Born on Oct. 8, 1906 in Austro-Hungary, she came to the United States as a young child, grew up in Uniontown, Pa. and Pittsburgh, Pa. and graduated from Schenley High School as valedictorian. She was awarded ...

Jay C. Swartz

Jay C. Swartz, 88, died peacefully in his room at Will Rogers in Saranac Lake on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.Born in Yonkers on Aug. 15 1925, he was the only son of Joseph and Helen (Conklin) Swartz.In 1943, at age 18, he joined the U.S. Army as a medic with the 26th regiment of the first infantry ...

Russell Abrams

Russell Abrams, 57, of 121 Campion Way, Vermontville, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his friends and family when he died peacefully in his home.Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey on Oct. 2, 1956, he was the son of Clarence and Ruth (Donner) Abrams. Russell married Kimberly ...

Paul L. Strack

Paul Leo Strack, of Tupper Lake, died at home Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the age of 95.He was born Aug. 10, 1918, in Lake Placid, the son of Charles and Susie (Hinds) Strack.While serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, he earned a Purple Heart during World War II, serving in France and Germany. ...

Death Notice: Russell Abrams

Word has been received of the death of Russell Abrams, 57, of Campion Way, Vermontville, who died on Sunday, January 19, 2014.Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake.A complete obituary will be available on Tuesday.

Mary Lou Douglas

Mary Lou Douglas, 75, of AuSable Forks, passed away peacefully with the presence of family on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.Mary Lou was the daughter of the late Edith Southmayd. She was predeceased by her husband Urgil of 50 years, two brothers and one sister.Mary Lou worked many years at the Uihlein ...

Michael G. Williams

ROCKVILLE, MD. - Michael Gordon Williams, 65, died Jan. 13, 2014, at a Rockville, hospital from pancreatic and liver cancer. He was born Aug. 12, 1948, the son of the late Gordon Williams and Mildred Williams of Lake Placid.Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Martha; his mother, Mildred of ...

Christopher E. Lampart

Christopher E. Lampart, 43, of 119 Enfield Main Road, Ithaca, and formerly of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.Born in Plattsburgh on May 28, 1970, he was the son of Floyd and Martha (Rhonemus) Lampart.Christopher attended and graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1988. ...

Salvatore Carrara Jr.

Salvatore Carrara Jr., 83, of 301 Plank Road, Bloomingdale, died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center.Born in Brooklyn on Aug. 15, 1930, he was the son of Salvatore and Mary (LeGrand) Carrara. Salvatore married Erika Matthews in 1993 at St. Paul's Church in Bloomingdale with ...

French (Shriver) Foster

French Shriver Foster, 89, of 34 Deer Path Lane, Saranac Lake, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.Born in Baltimore, Md. on Feb. 25, 1924, she was the daughter of Charles and Ruth (French) Shriver. She married John Walter Smith Foster Jr. on Sept. 15, 1947, ...

Diane Sanpietro

Diane Sanpietro, 71, of Au Sable Forks, formerly of Queens, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, while visiting relatives in Jersey City, N.J.She was the beloved wife of the late John, devoted mother of John III and wife Elizabeth and Joseph and wife Kelli, grandmother of John IV, Michael and ...

Death Notice: Salvatore J. Carrara Jr.

Word has been received of the death of Salvatore J. Carrara Jr., 83, of 301 Plank Road, Bloomingdale, who died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center.Calling hours are tentatively set to take place from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. ...

Death Notice: Paul L. Strack

Paul L. Strack, 95, of Tupper Lake passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.Calling hours are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, followed by a service at 2 p.m. at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home.

Death Notice: Ethel M. Hoyt

Ethel Mae Hoyt, 75, of Wilmington, passed away quietly Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 surrounded by family.She was born Ethel Mae Davis on Jan. 19, 1938, in Northfield, N.J.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 8487 Route 9, Lewis, NY ...