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Obituaries

Sunday Ann Zolko

Sunday Ann Zolko, of Lake Placid and more recently of Saranac Lake, passed away on June 6, 2023. Born on Jan. 4, 1948, in the Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida, she was the daughter of the loving Arthur and Patricia (Dissington) Dick. Sunday grew up in Lake Placid and ...

William J. (Bill) Kelly

William J. (Bill) Kelly passed away on June 5, 2023, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid after a very brief stay. He was born on Nov. 10, 1927, in Lackawanna, New York. In 1945, he entered the Army and served with the Army Corps of Engineers for three years. He was stationed in ...

Elizabeth J. Bickford

Elizabeth Jean “Betty Jean” Bickford, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2023, at Mercy Care for the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake. Born on Feb. 19, 1931, in Malone, she was the daughter of Henry and Dora Durant. The family moved to Lake Placid where Henry was a butcher at Macomber ...

DEATH: Shawn E. Winch

Shawn E. Winch, 44, died unexpectedly at his home on May 26, 2023. He was born on March 14, 1979 to Pamela R. Winch, who single handedly raised him in Wilmington. There will be a celebration of life set for a later date. The M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of ...

Francis J. Varga

Francis Joseph Varga, MD, 67, of Springfield, Missouri, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Springfield. He was born on April 14, 1955, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Varga, “Francis” to his family and friends, recently retired from Mercy Hospital in Springfield, where he ...

Death notice: Katherine Elizabeth Oropallo

 Katherine Elizabeth (Kreidler) Oropallo, age 40, of Lake Clear, passed away at her home on May 14, 2023 with family by her side. She was born on March 27, 1983 in Oxford, Kansas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 19, 2023 at 2 p.m at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. Rev. ...