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Alexander J. Mulligan


Obituaries - 04/16/2013

William J. Stanyon
April 6, 2013

William J. Stanyon, 71, passed away on April 6, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born in Hackensack, NJ and brought up in Wyckoff, NJ and Yorktown Heights, NY, graduating from Yorktown Heights High School and then the Teterboro School of Aeronautics.
As a boy and young man he developed a lifelong interest in automobiles and how to make them run. He was a talented auto repairman and relocated to Auburn, NY where he raised his family and was the owner/proprietor of Stanyon Imports, a business specializing in the sale and repair of imported cars. Bill, to his friends and customers, was always ready to help out when things were going wrong with their cars and had a knack for putting them right. Bill later developed a loyal customer base working at Gillespie Chevrolet in Union Springs, NY where he managed the Service Department for many years and continued working after his semi-retirement.
Bill loved the Adirondack Mountains, spending summers throughout boyhood and later vacations at the family summer home in Speculator, NY. He and his wife, Barbara, were married at The Church of the Transfiguration in Blue Mountain Lake in the Central Adirondacks. He and Barb loved to go camping in the mountains whenever they could get away.
Bill loved animals and as a young man showed Arabian horses as well as Lhasa Apsos. More recently, he became attached to Miniature Schnauzers for their spirit and loyalty. He also cared for many other animals in need who happened to drop by.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara; a twin brother Robert; sisters Jane Stanyon and Barbara Stanyon Rose; children William Stanyon Jr., Jeffrey (Michi) Jayne, Samuel (Debbie) Stanyon, Erin (David) Brewer, Amy (David) Lewis; and six grandchildren, Cassie, Sean, Kresta, Jeffrey, Anthony, and Ethan. He is also survived by his beloved pets Murphy, Echo and Kit-Kat.
He was predeceased by his parents Earl Stanyon and Clarice Greene Stanyon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Finger Lakes ASPCA, 41 York Street, Auburn, NY or Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions, 3177 Latta Road, Rochester, NY,
A celebration of Bill’s life was held Saturday, April 9, 2013 at Throopsville Community Church 2026 Turnpike Road, Auburn, NY.

Alexander J. Mulligan
April 10, 2013

Alexander J. Mulligan, 67, of Hyde Point Rd., Indian Lake, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep, Wednesday morning, April 10, 2013.
Born June 11, 1945 in New York City, he was the son of James and Mary (Mead) Mulligan. He was a graduate of Lake George High School. He attended Siena College and Albany Business School.
Al served with the United States Army National Guard from 1965 through his Honorable Discharge in 1971 with the rank of SP5, earning the Military Qualification of sharpshooter with the M1 and M14 rifles.
He worked at the Boston Store in Latham as the sporting goods manager and buyer. He then worked at Boardman Ltd., Albany, as a buyer and later formed his own company, Al Mulligan and Associates, which he continued to run presently.
He married Elizabeth Zande April 11, 1981 in Slingerlands. They bought their home in Indian Lake in the late 1980s and moved there permanently in 2002.
Together they owned and operated Adirondack Trail Motel in Indian Lake since 2003.
Al was a member of the American Legion Mohawk Post 1450, Clifton Park, and Clifton Park Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2466.
Al enjoyed woodworking, playing golf, boating, traveling and cooking. He loved his dogs, Casey and Jake.
He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Harriet Smith.
Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Elizabeth Mulligan; two sons, Michael Mulligan and his wife Colleen and Brian Mulligan and his wife Nicole, all of Clifton Park; two grandsons, Jonathan Mulligan and James Mulligan; two nieces, Carla McCoy Peterson and her husband Carl and Kelly McCoy Hebert and her husband David; as well as many dear friends.
Friends called Friday, April 12, at Miller Funeral Home in Indian Lake. A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, April 13, at St. Mary’s Church, Indian Lake, with the Rev. Philip Allen, pastor, presiding. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Indian Lake.
Contributions in Al’s memory may be directed to Indian Lake Ambulance Corps, POB 39, Indian Lake, NY or to a Humane Society or animal shelter of your choice.
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Arthur D. Williams
April 14, 2013

Arthur D. Williams, 83, of Deerland Road, Long Lake, died Sunday morning, April 14, 2013 at the Eastern Star home in Oriskany following a long illness.
Born February 24, 1930 in New Brunswick, NJ he was the son of the late David E. and Laurance (Scholl) Williams. He was a  graduate of New Brunswick High School and a 1952 graduate of Rutgers University.
Arthur served in the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War, earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the U.N. Service Ribbon. His active service began Sept. 16, 1952 and he was honorably  discharged from the Army on May 22, 1954 with the rank of 2nd lieutenant.
He married Adele Hagar September 4, 1954 in New Brunswick, NJ.  They moved to Long Lake in 1992.
Arthur worked as an electrical engineer for Bell Communications Research Inc., Livingston, NJ for many years prior to his retirement in 1990. In the early 1980s, during his employment at Bell Communications, he became a paramedic and worked in that capacity at Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield, NJ for several years. After moving to Long Lake he continued to commute one weekend a month to serve as a paramedic at the hospital.
He was a member of the Telecom Pioneers, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, and Long Lake Rescue Squad.
He was predeceased by his parents and a son, Mark Williams, who died June 7, 2008. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Adele Williams; two sons, Gary Williams and his wife Dana of Fishers, Ind., and Scott Williams and his wife Stephanie of Bethlehem, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Ryan, Meghan, Addison, Pryce, Eryn and Nicholas.
A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday at Long Lake Wesleyan Church, Long Lake, with Pastor John Gocke, presiding. Private burial will be in Long Lake Cemetery.
Contributions in Arthur’s memory may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Adirondack Office,  POB 4091, Queensbury, NY 12804 or the Long Lake Rescue Squad, POB 415, Long Lake, NY 12847.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller Funeral Home, 6357 State Rte. 30, Indian Lake.
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