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Obituaries

June Hart

June Hart died May 4, 2020, in Keene Valley. Services will be private, for the family. The Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home of AuSable Forks is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred “Millie” Grace Peterson Johnson

Mildred “Millie” Grace Peterson Johnson, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2020, with her daughter Lori by her side. Millie was born April 14, 1927, in the Bronx to Swedish immigrants Ernest Harold Peterson and Euphemia Selementia Anderson. She grew up in Rego Park, New ...

William “Bill” Albert Wikoff

William “Bill” Albert Wikoff, son of Marion Ferens and Dean Preston Wikoff, died peacefully in his sleep on April 14, 2020, at his home in Bradenton, Florida. He was 63. Bill was born and raised in Lake Placid, spending much of his youth working for his father, manager, and his ...

Robert E. Rider

Robert E. Rider, 89 of Wilmington died April 16, 2020, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Bob was born in Syracuse on July 17, 1930, the son of the late Willis B. And Luella (Reynolds) Rider. Due to COVID-19 there will be no services held at this time. He will be incinerated and ...

Janet E. Edwards

Janet E. Edwards, 89, of Englewood, Florida, passed away on April 10, 2020, at her home. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. She will be interred at North Elba Cemetery on April 16, 2020. Arrangements are with the M.B. Clark Inc. ...

Michael Charles Corrow

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Charles Corrow announces his passing, after a brief illness with cancer, on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the age of 61. Born in Lake Placid on Feb. 16, 1959, he was the son of John and Jancie (Hickley) Corrow. Mike married Julia Rita ...

Matthew James Bowen

CDR Matthew James Bowen, USN (Ret.), call sign “MATTY B” and “MAYOR” passed away on March 2, 2020, at home in Pensacola, Florida. He was the former Commanding Officer of HT-8, 8Ball Skipper #56. CDR Bowen was commissioned upon graduation from the United States Merchant Marine ...

Hal L. Miller Jr.

Hal L. Miller Jr., age 50, of Lake Placid, died Monday, April 6, 2020, at Adirondack Medical Center of Saranac Lake. Mr. Miller was born June 5, 1969 in Norfolk, Connecticut. He is the son of Hal L Sr. and Margaret Miller. There are no services scheduled at this time. The M. B. Clark, Inc. ...

Timothy John Fitzgerald Jr.

Timothy “Tim” John Fitzgerald Jr., 83, of Hastings on Hudson and formerly of Jay, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 11:55 p.m. at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow after a prolonged illness. Tim was born in Lake Placid on Sept. 14, 1936. He grew up in Lake Placid ...

Thomas Edward Saehrig

Thomas Edward Saehrig, 68, of Vermontville, died suddenly on Monday, March 30, 2020, at home, with his children by his side. Born in Troy, New York on April 25, 1951, he was the son of Frederick and Florence (Eccleston) Saehrig. Tom married Dinah Russell Reid on Friday, May 16, 1986 in ...

Constance Joan Hallenbeck Hayes

Constance (Connie) Joan Hallenbeck Hayes, 91, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Connie was born on Jan. 12, 1929, to Harold Harmon Hallenbeck and Henrietta Edith Schroeder Hallenbeck. She was one of five sisters growing up on a farm in Hudson. Living through the Great Depression, ...

Gregory Farrell

Gregory Rowland Farrell, 84, of Brooklyn and Keene, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2020, at Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York City due to complications from leukemia. In the days prior he was surrounded by his sons Andrew and Nick Farrell, and daughter-in-law Krista Farrell. He is ...

Gertrude Mae Sears

Gertrude Sears, 96, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020 peacefully at home surrounded by her family and under hospice care. Gertrude was born in Lake Placid on June 9, 1923, to Reed and Wilhelmina Vassar. There will be no calling hours. A private family service will be held with burial ...

Nancy Lee Richards

Nancy Lee (Fiske) Richards was born Oct. 5, 1932, from humble beginnings in AuSable Forks. Like many local residents in that era she found employment at the Lake Placid Club. Here she met and married the love of her life, Fredrick Richards, in 1952. While raising her children, she enjoyed ...

Millicent ‘Millie’ VanCour

Millicent “Millie” VanCour, 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2020, at The Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY. Millie was born in Lake Placid on July 15, 1933. She was the daughter of Campbell Bannerman and Sadie (Preston) Bannerman Griggs. Millie lived her entire life in ...

Alta Westcott Klimmer

Alta Westcott Klimmer, of Dunlop, Tennessee, passed away Feb. 28, 2020. She was the twin sister of Alton Westcott of Lake Placid.

Michael George Clarke

Michael George Clarke, 78, died on March 1, 2020, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. During the 15 months before his death, many friends would see Michael at the Adirondack Health Medical Fitness Center working hard to rebuild his strength following a successful stem cell ...

Jessica Lee Chapple

Jessica Lee Chapple, 54, passed away on Dec. 22, 2019, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after a brief illness. Jessica was born in Lake Placid on Nov. 24, 1965, to Elizabeth “Betty” and John Chapple Jr. She left our earthy cares for God’s golden shores at Christmas. As a child, Jessica ...

Evvie Grace Nemec

Evvie Grace Nemec, infant daughter of Jeff and Kelsey Nemec of Lake Placid, was born on her due date, Feb. 21, 2020, and went to heaven on the same day. Our daughter, a gift from God, is now back in his arms. Evvie is loved by so many, including her grandparents Kelly and Colleen Locke of ...

Stephen Paul Lauzon

Stephen Paul Lauzon, born April 2, 1958, in Lynn, Massachusetts to Paul and Lorraine Lauzon, passed away peacefully of cardiac arrest on Dec. 29, 2019.Stephen grew up in the beautiful Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts and graduated with the Pittsfield High School class of 1976. An ...