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Obituaries

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 ...

Mercedas “Jean” Kendrick

A graveside service for Mercedas “Jean” Kendrick, 92, who passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Elderwood at Uihlein of Lake Placid in Lake Placid, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 at St. Agnes Cemetery and a celebration of her life will follow. Donations in Jean’s memory can ...

Earle Chadwick Sweeny

Earle Chadwick Sweeny, 83, of Balsam Street, Lake Placid, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Mr. Sweeny was born Aug. 14, 1937, in St. Albans, Vermont, the son of the late Henry and the late Gladys (Chadwick) Sweeny. There are no calling hours. A ...

Elizabeth Bready Koehring

Elizabeth Bready Koehring passed away on Aug. 18, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Beth, as she was known to family and friends, was born Nov. 14, 1935 in Purcellville, Virginia, to Elizabeth Nichols Bready, later Corrado, and Robert Isaiah Bready. She was the granddaughter of Joseph and ...

Sister Carolyn Parker, R.S.M.

Sister Carolyn Parker, R.S.M., 76, of Lake Placid, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Born Sept. 12, 1943 in Plattsburgh, she was the daughter of Pearlie and Anna (Murphy) Parker. Visiting hours were held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Lake ...

Sidney ‘Sid’ John Ward Jr.

Sidney “Sid” John Ward Jr., 78, of Jay passed away unexpectedly but peacefully Aug. 24, 2020, at his home. The “Chairman of the (Cutting) Board” was born June 16, 1942, to Sidney Ward Sr. and Agnes (Richards) Ward. He graduated from AuSable Forks High School in 1960 and completed ...

Norma Jean Lamb

An active contributor to the music community of Buffalo since 1959, Norma Jean Lamb, born on June 18, 1929, in Plattsburgh to Florence Shevalier Lamb and William Brewster Lamb, died peacefully at the Rosa Coplan Home on the Weinberg Campus on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Norma Jean grew up ...

Howard W. ‘Doc’ Smith

Howard Willis “Doc” Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S., D.D.S. of New York City, former Professor at Yale University School of Medicine and Columbia School of Medicine, founder of Chairs in Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology at Columbia University School of Medicine, co-founder of the American ...

Lynn Clausen

After a strong fight, Lynn Clausen, 68, succumbed to complications of a stroke at Homes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida on Aug. 10, 2020. The daughter of Leona Fetzer, Anthony Casalaro and Emmett Lyons, Lynn grew up in Elmsford, New York. She spent her summers in the small ...

Frances K. Davis

Frances K. Davis of Lake Placid died on Aug. 13, 2020. She was born Jan. 11, 1920 in New York City, the daughter of Benjamin and Lillie (Perlman) Kinberg. She was the beloved wife of the late Jack M. Davis, the mother of Donna Fraioli, two sons, David and Jim, who predeceased her and devoted ...

Peter S. Coffrin

Peter Starbuck Coffrin, 73, passed away suddenly on Aug. 6, 2020. He was with his wife Sue Coffrin of 30 years. Peter was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1947 and spent his life passing between New York, Vermont, and the greater world. Peter had a tireless thirst for knowledge that he ...