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Obituaries

Claire M. O’Connor

Claire M. O’Connor, 83, of Lake Placid, passed away peacefully on Feb. 24, 2022, surrounded by her family. Born on Jan. 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Marie Germaine and Thomas McNamara. She grew up in Brooklyn with her brother Tommy. After Brooklyn College, she ...

Susan Hohmann Rickard

Susan Hohmann Rickard, of Lake Placid, passed away peacefully Feb. 25, 2022, with family by her side. Born on Nov. 12, 1948, in Hartford, Connecticut, she grew up in Andover, Connecticut and frequently traveled with her family to Lake Placid to hike the High Peaks starting in the late ...

Michael Smart

Lifelong resident of Lake Placid, Michael Smart’s life ended peacefully Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, in the Comfort Care facility of Adirondack Medical Center following a massive stroke he suffered on or about Feb. 6 while alone in his Greenwood Avenue apartment. Devoted brother to his ...

DEATH: Mary Ratigan Redlin

Mary Ratigan Redlin, 79, of Greece, New York, died peacefully on Feb. 22, 2022, at Rochester General Hospital after a brief illness. Born on May 11, 1942, in Glens Falls, she was the first child of Frank and Margaret (Ryan) Ratigan. There were no calling hours. A Mass of Christian ...

Cheley Witte

After a three year battle with cancer, Cheley Witte passed away Feb. 14, 2022, at the age of 70. With the love and support of her friends and family, she had the strength to fight courageously and with grace. Proud of the life and home she built with her late husband, William Witte, Cheley ...

Richard (Dick) Charles Fadden

Richard (Dick) Charles Fadden, 88, passed away on Feb. 13, 2022, after a brief illness in Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Born on Sept. 1, 1933, in Lake Placid, he was the son of Warren and Helen (Taylor) Fadden. On Feb. 22, 1954, he married the love of his life, Kay (Iby) Fadden. ...