William F. Zeiler
February 25, 2013
William F. Zeiler, 73, of Speculator, NY went to be with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, on February 25, 2013.
He was a devoted husband to Ottilie; caring Dad to Karen, Debra, William, Steven, Kristin and David; and loving Grandpa to 20 grandchildren.
The full obituary may be viewed at www.cargainfuneralhomes.com.
Dale Alan Knofla
January 30, 2013
Dale Alan Knofla, 55, of Waterbury, Connecticut, passed away at his home January 30, 2013.
Dale was born February 28, 1957 at Rockville Hospital, Rockville, Connecticut. He is survived by his parents, Alan Neal Knofla and Shirley Call Knofla of Tolland, Connecticut.
Dale spent his early years with his family living in Tolland, Connecticut; Normal, Illinois; Western Springs, Illinois; and Niskayuna, New York. During those years, the family traveled across the upper part of the United States visiting state and national parks as far as Oregon, Washington and parts of Canada to Prince Edward Island. The Travel experiences added to Dale’s appreciation of the natural wonders of our country. While in Niskayuna, Dale was an active member of the Niskayuna Junior Volunteer Fire Department. He graduated from Niskayuna High School, Class of 1976. After his graduation he spent more than a decade working in the printing industry. Later, he worked in home restoration using a multitude of skills.
Dale loved being in the Adirondacks. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing, boating, hiking and sailing. As a young lad he learned to water ski and snow ski with his brothers. His greatest pleasure was going to the family camp located on Sacandaga Lake in the township of Lake Pleasant. At camp he enjoyed company, playing cards and watching the sunsets. He and the family’s German Shepherd, Tascha, shared unconditional love.
Dale was great at quietly looking out for the lakefront, telling a good story, lending a hand, and keeping a sunny attitude. One of his favorite sayings was “A new day, a new adventure.”
Dale was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and proud to be a descendant of the Sturges and Call families who were some of the first founding families of Speculator and Lake Pleasant, New York areas. Dale’s appreciation of the Adirondacks began in his pre-teens when he was with his grandfather and grandmother, Burr and Agnes Call. They shared their vast experiences that spanned many decades before Dale’s birth. Being exposed to their way of life, and the love they shared with him, made a lifetime impression on Dale.
Besides his parents, Dale is survived by two brothers, Neal Call Knofla and his wife Judy of Barkhamsted, Connecticut and his twin brother David Earl Knofla of Tolland, Connecticut; and his first cousin Heidi Jill Call Price and her husband, Tony of Whidby Island, Washington.
He was predeceased by two uncles, Ralph Call and Earl Knofla. He had numerous cousins and many loving extended family members.
A Memorial and burial will be made at a later date.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Speculator Volunteer Ambulance or the Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department.
Marjorie Flood LaVergne
February 17, 2013
Marjorie Flood LaVergne, 71, passed from this life into her eternal home with her Lord and Savior on February 17, 2013 in Orange City, Florida.
Marjorie was born on April 10,1941 and was the daughter of Donald Flood Sr. and Charlotte Williams Flood. She is survived by three sons, Robert (Nancy) LaVergne of North River, New York, Stanley LaVergne of Indian Lake, New York, and Jeffrey LaVergne of Orange City, Florida; six grandchildren, Mathew, Ashley, Joshua, Rachel, Audrey, and Timothy LaVergne; one great-grandchild, Cadence; one sister, Charlotte Flood DeFilippo; two brothers, Donald Flood and Carl (Patricia) Flood; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends. She was pre-deceased by Jeff’s wife Sandy LaVergne.
Marjorie was a graduate of Wells Central School and Utica School of Beauty Culture. She owned and operated a successful beauty shop in Northville and later in Indian Lake. She enjoyed life and loved the Lord, her family, her friends and people in general. She had a very loving relationship with all her grandchildren; her daughters-in-law Michelle, Nancy and Sandy; and her good friends George and Vicki Virgil. Margie will be fondly remembered for her smile, her contagious laughter, her caring and her own “style.”
A “Memorial Celebration” of Margie’s life will be held at a later date in Indian Lake, New York.