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Obituaries

Harry Edward LaBrake

With heavy hearts, we regret to announce the passing of our beloved Harry Edward LaBrake, 92, of Lake Placid on Feb. 17, 2021, at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. Harry was born in August of 1928 at the Alpine Hotel in Saranac Lake. He was the son of Harry Edward LaBrake ...

Heinz W. H. Thiemann

Heinz W. H. Thiemann, 87, of Lake Placid, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Heinz was born in Lauenberg, Germany, the eldest son of Albert and Anna (Juerges) Thiemann. He was married to his wife Aloisia (Burkard) of 57 years before her passing in ...

Loretta Charlotte Kelly

Loretta Charlotte Kelly, 99, of Kelly Way, Lake Placid, passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Loretta was born to the late Vivian and Flora (Winch) Patterson on Aug. 11, 1921 in Lake Placid. She married Stanley Kelly on Oct. 21, 1944 and spent 56 ...

Kathryn Pulsifer

Kathryn Pulsifer, 52, of Utica, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica. Born on April 6, 1968 in Lake Placid, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Sandra (Lincoln) Forster. There are no services scheduled at this time. A graveside service and ...

Glenn William ‘Bill’ Hardy

Glenn William “Bill” Hardy, 92, of Lake Placid, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, peacefully at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Hardy was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Lake Placid, the son of Glenn Dean and Emma Evelyn (Hough) Hardy. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services ...

Marilyn Anita Painter

Marilyn Anita Painter, 79, died peacefully in the arms of loved ones on Jan. 15, 2021, of congestive heart failure. Born in Ansted, West Virginia, on Nov. 15, 1941, she was the daughter of Albert Richmond Grose and Mamie Violet (Hinkle) Grose Eberhardt. Marilyn is survived by daughters ...

George C. Bishop III

George C. Bishop III, 84, died on Feb. 6, 2021, putting the “Gone Fishing” sign on the door and joining his hunting dogs. Born on Feb. 11, 1937, George came to Lake Placid via the Paul Smith’s College forestry program. You may remember him as a local in the 1960s teaching skiing ...

Paula Ann Reed McDonough

Paula Ann Reed McDonough, 67, passed away at her home in Keene Valley, on Feb 5, 2021. Born July 25, 1953 in Plattsburgh, she was the daughter of Royce Bradford and Argenta LeClair Reed. A private funeral, due to COVID restrictions, was held Thursday, Feb. 11 at St. Brendan’s Church, ...

David Wilcox (Paul McCulley)

David Wilcox (Paul McCulley) left behind disability and disease Feb. 1, 2021, and is now basking in the presence of his savior Jesus Christ. He was born March 19, 1953, at an institution in Norwich, New York. Frederick and Lorraine McCulley welcomed him into their home soon after birth, ...

Akira Sato

Akira Sato, 64, of Main Street, Lake Placid, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Mr. Sato was born July 20, 1956 in Japan. He moved to the United States of America around 25 years ago and made Lake Placid his home. There are no calling hours. A ...

Dorothea Anne McNichol Pratt

Dotty Pratt passed away in Naples, Florida, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, after a brief illness. Dorothea Anne McNichol Pratt was born on May 21, 1937, in Bronxville to Olphert and Amelia (Pozun) McNichol. Dotty was the youngest of four children and adored her three older brothers. After ...

John R. Pallotta

John R. Pallotta, 53, of Greenwood Street, Lake Placid, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Born on April 15, 1967 in Norwalk, Connecticut, he was the son of John and Sylvia (Gribble) Pallotta. John grew up in Wilton, Connecticut and moved to Lake Placid around 30 years ago and found a home ...

Harrison K. Caner

Harrison Koons Caner III passed away peacefully on Jan. 16 at Elizabethtown Community Hospital while family members reminisced and sang hymns to him via Zoom. Born in Philadelphia, Pensylvania, on Dec. 15, 1927, Harrison was the youngest child of Harrison and Sarah Uytendale Caner. A ...

Alton A. ‘Wes’ Wescott

Alton A. “Wes” Wescott, 86, of Clifton Park and Lake Placid, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lake Placid, he was the son of the late Guy G. and Alta I. Wescott. Calling hours were held at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central ...

Ruth Mace Prime

Ruth Mace Prime passed away peacefully at her beloved home early in the morning of Jan. 13, 2021. Her son Jon was by her side. She died from complications of congestive heart failure at age 90. Born in Brooklyn on June 28, 1930, to Romaine and Earl Mace, she spent her childhood in ...

Paulette June Fay

Paulette June Fay passed away peacefully with her son and daughter at her side at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid on Jan. 8, 2021, in her 73rd year. She is predeceased by her parents, Rev. Joseph and Mabel Hunting, and David, her beloved husband of 43 years. Paulette graduated from ...

Paulette June Fay

Paulette June Fay, 72, of Cascade Road, Lake Placid, passed away Jan. 8, 2021, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Born on July 14, 1948, in Anderson, Indiana, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mable Grimes Hunting. Due to travel restrictions, services will be held in the spring. ...

Mary Howe Rock

Mary Howe Rock, 86, of Greenwood Street in Lake Placid, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Born on April 28, 1934 in Keene, she was the daughter of Daniel Agnes (O’Connel) Howe. A graveside service will be held at a later date at St. Agnes Cemetery, ...

Alice J. (Dupont) Kress

Alice J. (Dupont) Kress passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, after a long illness. Born on April 30, 1936, in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Alexina (Caisse) DuPont. She was a 1954 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. After retirement, she and her husband Henry ...

Thomas A. Czerwinski

Thomas Allan “Tommy” Czerwinski, 75, of Lake Placid, died suddenly Dec. 26, 2020, in the town of Tonawanda, where he and his wife had gone to be with his son and granddaughters for the holidays. Prior to his retirement, Tommy had worked 36 years at Dunlop Tire Corp. in Tonawanda. Since ...