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Obituaries - 09/12/2012

Colleen M. Wright
September 6, 2012


Colleen Marie Farr Wright, 48 years old, of Tupper Lake, NY passed away suddenly at home on September 6, 2012.
Colleen was born on October 18, 1963 at Mercy Hospital in Tupper Lake, NY to Mary Ellen Kelly and the late James H. Farr, Sr.
Colleen is survived by her children; Mary Ellen Farr of Tupper Lake, Kelly Ann Phelps of Quogue, NY, one granddaughter Elena Ramirez, her mother; Mary Ellen Farr of Mebane, NC, siblings: Connie and Rodger Layne of Camden, NY, Brian and Emily Farr, Kelly and Mike Black of Long Lake, NY.
She thought of her loved ones on holidays with her homemade specialties. Colleen enjoyed her blooming relationship with her granddaughter, Elena. She was clever and crafty. She loved life, tent camping, and the Yankees! She provided her daughters and family with unconditional love.
She enjoyed special relationships with her nieces and nephews (because she was such a kid at heart): Ashley and Liza, Gabe and Guthrie, Brianna, Brandon, and Eric, Danielle, Emily, and Sophie. Special friends include: Jeff Marshall, Gary Wiedeman, and Dave Geer.
Colleen was predeceased by her father: James H. Farr, Sr. and two brothers: James H. Farr, Jr. and Michael Patrick.
Receiving of friends will be at the St. Henry’s Parish Center Friday, September 14 from 6-8PM
A graveside service will be Saturday, September 15 at 1:00PM at the Long Lake Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Phil Wogaman officiating, followed by a gathering at the parish hall.
Online condolences may be made at www.stuartfortunekeough-funeralhome.com.

Ruth E. Cromarty
September 3, 2012


Ruth E. Cromarty, 88, of Chapin, SC died September 3, 2012 at Lexington Extended Care.
Born on October 13, 1923 in Ellicott City, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Johannes and Gertrude Schulz, immigrants from Buchholz, Germany.
Ruth grew up in Long Island, New York, attended The Cove School, a one room school often visited by Teddy Roosevelt’s mother, and graduated from Oyster Bay High School in 1941. During World War II, she worked for the Republic Aircraft Company and in 1947 she married the late Woodrow Wilson Cromarty. Together they raised their family on Long Island, first in Nassau Shores and later in Amityville. In the mid 1950s, they purchased a camp in Indian Lake, New York in the Adirondack Mountains and moved there in 1973 following retirement. They continued to enjoy traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC or to Florida during the winter months and in 2003 they moved to Chapin, SC to be near their daughter and to enjoy milder weather year round.
Ruth took great pleasure in helping others, in nurturing her grandchildren and in reading and knitting.      
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Robert St. Onge of Leesville, SC; son and daughter-in-law, Woodrow W., II and Mary Ann Cromarty of Indian Lake, NY; brother, Kurt Schulz of Hudson, Florida; grandchildren, Jennifer St. Onge Wilson of Louisville, CO, Allison St. Onge Hodell of Bloomfield, CO, Mary Louise St. Onge of Denver, CO; Woodrow W. Cromarty, III of N. Babylon, NY and Tara Cromarty of Sidney, Australia; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 10, 2012 at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Mechanicville, NY.
Interment was in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at 12:30 P.M.
Family served as pallbearers.             
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Dr., Suite 303, Cayce, SC 29033.
On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry, SC is assisting the family.

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