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Obituaries

Mary Ellen Wilsey

Mary Ellen Wilsey, of Lake Placid, beloved wife of Phillip Wilsey, passed away peacefully with him and her daughter by her side at Adirondack Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Born in Ogdensburg on Sept. 19, 1941, she was the daughter of Alfred “Trader Al” Conway and Emma Hare. ...

Nancy Ann Smith

On Nov. 2, 2020, Nancy Ann Smith of Johnson Avenue in Lake Placid passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 80. She was born Aug. 29, 1940, the second daughter of the late Francis and Isabel (Barry) Fisk. Nancy attended Lake Placid High School, Class of 1955, and Ellis Hospital ...

Elizabeth Pearl ‘Betty’ Lawrence

Elizabeth Pearl “Betty” Lawrence, age 89, of Lake Placid passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at Clinton County Nursing Home in Plattsburgh, where she had been a resident since March 2012. Mrs. Lawrence was born June 12, 1931, in Hopkinton. She is the daughter of the late Roland and the ...

Patricia R. “Pat” Hurley

Patricia R. "Pat" Hurley, 92, passed away peacefully at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, on Sept. 14, 1928, she was the daughter of Carl R. and Patricia B. Russell. Pat graduated from Fair Lawn High School in 1946. The following ...

Michael Anthony Quinn

Michael Anthony Quinn, 64, passed away on Nov. 2, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children. While Mike referred to himself as “just a bartender,” his family, and the community, knew him as so much more. Mike touched so many people with his selflessness, wild grin, open nature and his ...

Wilhelmina S. England

Wilhelmina S. England, age 99, of Lake Placid passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid in Lake Placid. Mrs. England was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Townsend, Georgia. She is the daughter of Clarence and Lillie (Richardson) Shaw. A graveside service will be ...

Dorothy Modliszewski

Dorothy Modliszewski, 95, passed away on Oct. 21, 2020, at Elderwood Nursing Home, Lake Placid, with her children as close to her as they could be because of COVID-19. She was born in Utica to the late Edward Sears and the late Gladys Waldron Sears. She graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes ...

Joseph H. Smith

On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Joseph H. Smith of Johnson Avenue in Lake Placid passed away peacefully at the age of 90, with his wife and daughter at his side. Joe was born Dec. 29, 1929, the youngest son of John Henry and Eva Cotton Smith. Joe graduated from Lake Placid High School in the ...

Bernard J. Lukaszewicz

Bernard J. Lukaszewicz, 58, of Lake Placid, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at his home. He was born in Hudson Falls on Feb. 13, 1962, the son of Bernard Sr. and Sandra Lukaszewicz. Bernie was a self-driven businessman who worked hard to obtain the reputation as one of the best ...

Joyce A. McLean

Joyce A. McLean, 84, passed away after an extended illness on Oct. 14 at Silvercreek Living in Hailey, Idaho. Joyce was born on April 24, 1936, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and was the daughter of Helen Smith Koch and Daniel O. Koch. Mrs. McLean attended public schools in Rahway, New ...

Judith (Wright) Borland

On Sept. 26, 2020 Judi Borland went to be with her Lord. The medical records will state that she was lost to COVID-19, but they may have better stated that Judi was freed from Parkinson’s Disease. After 82 years with us, Judi is now experiencing everlasting joy, reunited with her ...

Joseph F. Clauss, D.C.

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Joseph Frank Clauss, loving husband and son, passed away at the age of 31. Joseph was born on Feb. 1, 1989, the son of Joseph and Carolyn (Scarano) Clauss at their home in Plattsburgh. He received his education at his family’s home until high school, when he ...

Death notice: David Allen Barney

David Allen Barney, 54, died suddenly on Oct. 13, 2020 from muscular dystrophy complications at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born on Sept. 30, 1966 in Utica, he relocated to the North Country where he attended high school and graduated with a degree in business ...

Horace D. Pratt

Horace D. Pratt, of Polarity Way, Lake Placid, passed away peacefully at this home on Oct. 9, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. Son of Horace A. and Gertrude Pratt, Horace was born in Lake Placid on July 25, 1931. He leaves his companion of 35 years, Claire M. O’Connor of Lake Placid, his ...

David Patrick Klossner

Surrounded by the love of his family, David Patrick Klossner entered eternal life on Sept. 26, 2020. Taken from this world far too soon by pancreatic cancer, his light, love and presence will be missed by many. A true family man, David’s legacy lives on through his wife, children and ...

Gary L. Mesec

Gary L. Mesec, 80, of Lake Placid, passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at his home. Gary retired after 22 years as a mechanic for the New York State Police Troop B in 2002. His true love was working on heavy equipment for Gender Wilson-John Deere. Gary is predeceased by his mother ...

Mary Hope Mason

Mary Hope Mason died on Sept. 25, 2020, at the age of 97. Born on Jan. 22, 1923, Mary was the fourth child of Dr. Howard and Jean Mason of Manhattan and Keene Valley. By 1930, at the age of 7, her parents purchased their camp in Keene Valley. From then on, her heart was always with Keene ...

Eleanor ‘Elly’ Musgrove Wells

Eleanor “Elly” Musgrove Wells passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the Essex Center in Elizabethtown. She was married to Robert J. “Bob” Wells, who passed away March 4, 1999. Elly was born March 19, 1930, in Jay, the daughter of Oakley and Flora (Colby) Musgrove. Elly was ...

Margaret ‘Peg’ Tyler Blazer

Margaret “Peg” Tyler Blazer died on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Margaret was born the middle of 5 daughters to Andrew Kniffen Tyler and Gula Ryer Tyler in South Kortright on Oct. 23, 1926. Full of pep and vinegar from the very start, Margaret earned the rugged spot in the family as the ...

Beatrice F. Clarey

Beatrice F. Clarey passed away at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, in Lake Placid, on Sept. 14, 2020, three days shy of her 101st birthday. Mrs. Clarey was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Lake Placid, the daughter of the late Daniel and the late Ruth (Pratt) Frayne. She was predeceased by ...