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Obituaries

DEATH: James D. Staats

James Dayton Staats, 54, formerly of Lake Placid, New York, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023. Born on Sept. 17, 1968, in Lake Placid, he was the only son of Lewis and Lorraine Staats. A private family service will be held in Lake Placid in October. The public is invited to ...

DEATH: John K. Rand

John K. Rand, 63, best known by his friends and family as “Curly,” died unexpectedly and peacefully during his sleep at his Lake Placid residence on Sept. 24, 2023. Born on July 8, 1960, he was the son of Jay Rand Sr. and Eileen Rand of Lake Placid. A funeral Mass was held at 1 p.m. ...

Doris M. Spotts

Doris Marguerite Spotts, 78, of Lake Placid, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sept. 18, 2023. Born on July 15, 1945, in Lake Placid, she was the daughter of Earl Blinn and his wife Mary Marguerite Donnelly. A lifelong resident of Lake Placid, Doris graduated from Lake Placid High ...

DEATH: Lisa Derosia Drabick

Lisa Derosia Drabick, 60, died peacefully on Sept. 11, 2023, at her home on Cottonwood Way in Lake Placid. Born on April 28, 1963, in Saranac Lake, she was the daughter of Janice and James Derosia. There are no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The M. B. Clark ...

DEATH: John (Pete) Sheldrake

John (Pete) Sheldrake, 80, died on Sept. 6, 2023, in Palm Coast, Florida, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Born on July 15, 1943, he was the son of Gladys (Kelly) and Ray Sheldrake. There will be no services. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Lake ...

Thomas Walden III

Thomas Walden III passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2023, surrounded by his family. Tom was born on June 30, 1940, in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, where he spent his childhood and later moved to Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. After graduating from Ridgewood High School in 1958, he earned a ...