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Obituaries

Deborah McNair d’Avignon

Deborah McNair d’Avignon, 98, of Lake Placid passed away peacefully on June 21, 2020, at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh with her daughter Celeste by her side. Deborah was born on Jan. 24, 1922, in Pooler, Georgia, and spent her childhood in mainland China, where her parents were ...

Death notice: Steven Mannix

Steven “Steve” Mannix, 62, of Rego Park, passed away unexpectedly on June 18 at his home. He was born in Manhattan on Oct. 30, 1957, and grew up in New York City. He came to the Adirondacks to attend North Country Community College and worked as a disc jockey in Lake Placid. He was ...

Joan Elise Kane

Joan Elise Kane passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020, after a lengthy illness surrounded by family at her home in Lake Placid.  Born on May 30, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Frederick Moeller and Elise Cacealia Hannes.  Joan attended Packer Institute in ...

Marion B. Shuler

Marion B. Shuler, 102, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late William and Alice Norris Bennett and wife of the late James Edward Shuler.   Marion was a long-time resident of Lake Placid, New York, and eventually moved to Bradenton, ...

Richard Anthony Yorkey

Richard Anthony Yorkey, age 90, formerly of Saranac Lake and currently of Lake Placid, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home. Born in Pulaski on April 28, 1930, he was the son of Bertram and Elsie (Petrie) Yorkey. Dick came to Saranac Lake in 1937 with his father and brothers to run ...

Marion B. Shuler

Marion B. Shuler, 102, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late William and Alice Norris Bennett and wife of the late James Edward Shuler.   Marion was a long-time resident of Lake Placid, New York, and eventually moved to Bradenton, ...

Wayne Karl Scheller

Lake Placid resident Wayne Karl Scheller, 44, left this earth on May 29, 2020, to be with his Lord, and is reunited with his parents and others he loved in heaven. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, on Dec. 22, 1975, Wayne was raised in the Olympic village of Lake Placid. He lived ...

Henry Michael Cooney Jr.

Henry Michael Cooney Jr., 76, passed away May 30, 2020, at his home in Lake Placid. Mr. Cooney was born Dec. 2, 1943 in Durham, North Carolina. He is the son of Henry Michael and Catherine (O’Brien) Cooney. He is the husband of Anita J. (Glace) Cooney. Mr. Cooney served in the United ...

Virginia L. ‘Ginny’ Haselton

Virginia L. “Ginny” Haselton, 81, of Wildwood Drive, Lake Placid, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Ginny was born Feb. 25, 1939, in Lake Placid. She was the daughter of the late Robert A. and the late Bernice L. (Lawrence) Lacey. A ...

Vicki Lynn Lawrence

Vicki Lynn Lawrence, 74, of Spruce Street, Lake Placid, passed away on May 25, 2020, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse after a long battle of cancer. She was born on Feb. 18, 1946, in Fort Knox, Kentucky, the daughter of George and Dorothy Swayze. Vicki attended and graduated from ...

Mary Gagnon

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Emaline Jewtraw Gagnon, announces her passing after a long battle with cancer, on May 25, 2020, at the age of 77. Born in Lake Placid, New York, on Aug. 16, 1942, she was the daughter of Clarence (Babe) Jewtraw and Julia Demar Whitmen. ...

Mercedas ‘Jean’ Kendrick

Mercedas “Jean” Kendrick, 92, passed away on May 22, 2020, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Jean was born on Feb. 19, 1928, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Margaret McDonough. She had two brothers, Donald and Walter who reside in Ohio. She moved to Adirondacks ...

Carolyn Mae Welch Grimditch

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, Carolyn Welch Grimditch passed away peacefully in Vero Beach, Florida, at the age of 97. She was born in San Francisco on Sept. 11, 1922, the youngest of three girls of Violet M. Oberton and Walter H. Welch. This “little brown-eyed girl,” as her father referred ...

Harry Allan Jacobs Jr.

Harry Allan Jacobs Jr., who led one of Wall Street’s prominent investment houses during the 1970s, passed away peacefully in his Longboat Key, Florida, home on Tuesday, May 5. He was 98. Jacobs served as CEO and chairman of Bache & Company, a pillar of post-war Wall Street, until ...

Robert Alex Chabbott

Robert Alex Chabbott, age 83, of Lake Placid, died of sudden illness at his home on Thursday, May 14, 2020. He was born in Lake Placid on Aug. 23, 1936, to the late Francis A. and the late Grace Mae (Lawrence) Chabbott. A graduate of Lake Placid High School, he became a union carpenter ...

Robert Chabbott

Robert “Chab” Chabbott, 83, of Lake Placid, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 14, 2020, at his home in Lake Placid. Mr. Chabbott was born Aug. 23, 1936 in Lake Placid, the son of the late Francis A. and the late Grace Mae (Lawrence) Chabbott. There are no services scheduled at this time. The ...

Ann Grady

Ann Grady, 86, of Jay, formerly of Lake Placid, passed away May 12, 2020, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, after a lengthy battle with COPD. Mrs. Grady was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the daughter of the late William and the late Margaret Murr Grady. She ...

Harry Allan Jacobs Jr.

Harry Allan Jacobs Jr., who led one of Wall Street’s prominent investment houses during the 1970s, passed away peacefully in his Longboat Key, Florida home on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. He was 98. Jacobs served as CEO and Chairman of Bache & Company, a pillar of post-war Wall Street, ...

Franklin Emerson McIntyre

Franklin Emerson McIntyre, 78, died peacefully at his home in Lake Placid on May 4, 2020. Frank, son of Harry and Florence Emerson McIntyre of Long Lake, was born on Nov. 25,1941, at the family home on the Newcomb Road in Long Lake. He is predeceased by son Timothy and two sisters, Anne ...

Mary Lusk Ughetta

Mary Lusk Ughetta, beloved wife of William C. Ughetta, died at her home in Vero Beach, Florida, on May 3, 2020, after a 62-year marriage. Mary was born on Sept. 8, 1932, to Robert and Eloise Lusk and was raised in Bronxville, New York. Her brothers Bob and Peter Lusk predeceased her. She ...