Obituaries - 03/20/2013

Tracy N. Meehan

March 14, 2013

Tracy N. Meehan, 65, of Blue Mountain Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake, NY after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Tracy was born August 31, 1947 in Harrisburg, Pa., to the late Carl Nelson and Eleanor Washburn Nelson. The family moved to Utica, NY, where Tracy graduated from Utica Catholic Academy in 1965. She graduated Mohawk Valley Community College in 1967. Tracy was also a graduate of Empire State College.

She worked for 32 years as registrar of the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, retiring in 2009.

August 14, 1970 she married James R. Meehan of Utica, NY, at Historic Old St. John’s Church in Utica. In addition to her loving husband, best friend and partner for over 43 years, Tracy is survived by her sister Michele Knight (Rich), Vestal, NY; brothers Kevin Nelson (Pam) of Redwood, NY and Eric Nelson (Margit) of Lansing, Kan.; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her Meehan family, Jon, Kevin, Martha and Mike.

Tracy enjoyed kayaking, gardening, genealogy, movies and many crafts. She was an ash splint basketmaker in the Mohawk tradition, and appeared in a segment of “The Woodwrights Shop” with Roy Underhill demonstrating ash splint weaving. Tracy was a certified basketry instructor with Martha Wetherbee.

Her family wishes to thank the staff at Mercy Living Center for their kindness and compassion and for taking such good care of Tracy.

As per Tracy’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller Funeral Home, 6357 State Rte. 30, Indian Lake, NY

To express your condolences to Tracy’s family, please visit www.brewermillerfuneralhomes.com.

John S. Anderson

March 15, 2013

John S. Anderson, 79, of Algonquin Drive, Wells died March 15, 2013 with his family at his side. He was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland October 26, 1933. He was the son of Peter and Hedwig Anderson.

He was a graduate of Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science in 1955. He was the administrator of the Sacandaga Reservoir, working for Hudson River - Black River Regulating District for 33 years before retiring in October 1996. He was an Army veteran. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers before moving to Wells.

In Wells, he served as town justice and was a member of Wells Fire Company and Ambulance Squad. He was a former councilman and served on the Wells Central School District Board of Education. He was a member and master of the Fish House Masonic Lodge and a civil engineer. John loved to fish and hunt.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela; four sons, Scott Anderson, John Anderson (Jean) and Craig Anderson, all of Wells, and William Harrington (Amy) of Pepperell Mass.; two daughters, Bonnie Bailey (Richard) of Perth and Kelly Dombrowski (Paul) of Delanson, NY; one sister, Jean Hasslinger (Clifford) of Paramus, NJ; and six grandchildren.

Friends called Monday, March 18, at Northville Funeral Home. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. Spring burial will be in Algonquin Cemetery, Wells, NY.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wells Fire Department or Mountain Valley Hospice.