Myla E. Greene
June 23, 2014
SPECULATOR -- Myla E. Greene, 79, passed on June 23, 2014.
Born in Gloversville and resided in Pompey, Myla retired as a principle administrator for the Onondaga County Probation Department where she worked for over 30 years. Myla was a regional director for the National Ski Patrol for many years. An avid outdoors enthusiast, Myla grew up in Speculator, where she spent many summers.
Myla is survived by a niece, Jeannie Greeley; a nephew, John Greeley III; several co ...
February 6, 2014
INDIAN LAKE -- Marion Parker passed away Feb. 6, 2014 in Tucson, Ariz. after a 50-year battle with multiple sclerosis.
She was born July 18, 1927, the second of six children born to George and Edna (Beveridge) Harrington. Marion was a long time resident of Indian Lake, N.Y.
She was a graduate of Indian Lake Central School, Class of 1945, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the United Methodist Church of Indian Lake. Marion moved to Tucson in 20 ...
Joan Collins Engel
June 19, 2014
BLUE MT. LAKE -- Joan Collins Engel passed away peacefully the morning of Thursday, June 19, at Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse. All nine of her children had been present at her bedside in the days prior to her passing.
Born April 10, 1930, Joan grew up on Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks with her two younger sisters in a house built by their parents, Pat and Jan Collins, and uncles. The eldest cousin in a village filled with cousins, Joan l ...
Nancy (Ann E.) Kohlbrenner
February 9, 2014
PISECO--Nancy (Ann E.) Kohlbrenner of Piseco passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 28, at Higgins Bay Cemetery in Piseco. Following the service a luncheon will be held at Melody Lodge in Speculator.
Memorial donations be made to Piseco Ambulance Corps, Piseco NY 12139 in her memory.
Celia Marie Armstrong
May 27, 2014
SPECULATOR -- Celia Marie Armstrong, 89, of Speculator, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
She was born in Brooklyn July 22, 1924, to the late Frederick J. Langsfield and Celia A. Graff Langsfield. She married the late George T. Armstrong Dec. 11, 1943.
Celia is survived by two children, Richard Armstrong and Jeff Armstrong. She is also survived by three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Speculator Cemetery at 11 ...
George W. Linck
May 5, 2014
LAKE PLEASANT -- George Waldemar Linck, 95, Glens Falls, passed away May 5, 2014.
Born in the "Finntown" community of Brooklyn Jan. 17, 1919, he was the only child of immigrants Hanna Ware (Väre) and Walter Wayne (Waldemar Väino) Linck of Finland and Estonia, respectively.
After moving north in 1924 to a farm bought in Middle Grove, his family resettled in the Finntown community of Scotia along the Mohawk River. There he came to learn English during element ...
Elizabeth “Betty” (Rice) Sylvester
LONG LAKE -- Elizabeth “Betty” (Rice) Sylvester, 98, was a true Long Laker and at the time of her death the oldest resident of the town. She was born in Long Lake Aug. 29, 1915 in the “Farm House” on the property owned by her grandfather, John Rice, which is now the location of the Long Lake Arts Camp.
Betty graduated from Long Lake Central School and went on to dental hygienist school on Welfare Island in New York City. She ...
Michael “Mikey” Gerhartz
May 14, 2014
PALATINE BRIDGE -- Michael “Mikey” Gerhartz of Palatine Bridge passed away early Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Albany Medical Center. He was 48.
Born May 23, 1965 in Little Falls, he was the son of David and Maggie Mayton Gerhartz.
Mikey lived in Palatine Bridge and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stone Arabia. He attended and graduated from Canajoharie Central School and was employed for WW Custom Clad for 25 years.
Charles R. Kitchen Sr.
May 6, 2014
LONG LAKE--Charles R. Kitchen Sr., 72, of Kickerville Lane, died Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Born May 30, 1941 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, he was the son of the late William and Alice (Parker) Kitchen. He was a 1958 graduate of Johnstown High School where he was a member of the football team. He then attended Plattsburgh State University for two years ...
Armand H. Pinard
April 30, 2014
LONG LAKE--A Memorial Mass for Armand H. Pinard, 90, Brasher Falls, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Long Lake with the Rev. Peter Berg officiating. There will be no public calling hours.
Mr. Pinard passed away April 30, 2014 at his home.
Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Veronique; two sons, Michael Pinard and his wife Michele of Brasher Falls and Steven Pinard of Arlington, Va.; a daughter, D ...
Betty Mabel Brown Olexo
April, 2, 2014
LAKE PLEASANT--Betty Mabel Brown Olexo went home to her beloved Lord Jesus April, 2, 2014.
Betty was born Oct. 29, 1926 in Lynn, Mass. to parents Ralph and Ellen Mabel Brown. Betty was raised in Milford, Conn., along with her three brothers, enjoying activities like sailing and Girl Scouting.
Betty attended Mount Holyoke College and University of Bridgeport. She married George R. Olexo, and spent time traveling the world and living in Taiwan.
After returni ...
John Roy Steurer
January 17, 2014
WELLS -- John Roy Steurer passed away peacefully Jan. 17, 2014 at the home of his daughter where he resided for the past year.
Roy was born Dec. 30, 1924 in Tarrytown, NY to Helen and Clemens F.W. Steurer.
He graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1943; and also graduated Pilot Class 44K Feb. 1, 1945 from the United States Army Air Corps. He attended General Motor Tech, Flint, Mich., where he met and married Charlotte Ann Knowles on June 5, 1948. He wa ...
Kathryn Ruth Wyman
March 30, 2014
ITHACA--Kathryn Wyman, 86, formerly of Indian Lake, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Longview assisted living residence in Ithaca, where she had resided since May of 2011. She was born in Pulaski April 20, 1927. Kay is predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Helian Rhodes; her husband, the Rev. Arthur Wyman; and brothers Donald, Charles and James.
Kay spent many happy years by her husband’s side as he served the churches of Hagaman, Schuy ...
Philip B. Joseph
March 1, 2014
INDIAN LAKE--The Joseph family is deeply saddened to announce the death of Philip B. Joseph Saturday morning, March 1, 2014.
Phil was born August 7, 1934 at Tupper Lake, the youngest son of Andrew Joseph (an Abenaki Indian) and Edith Saving (a Latvian immigrant).
He finished high school at Long Lake Central School in 1951; graduated Utica College in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business cum laude and was elected a member of the Phi Kappa Phi H ...
Carl S. Jensen
March 10, 2014
NORTHVILLE -- Carl S. Jensen, age 83, of South First Street, Northville, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at the River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam following a long illness.
He was born August 27, 1930 on Fox Hill, Edinburg, N.Y., son of the late Karl and Sophie Syvertsen Jensen. He was a United States Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War.
He was employed as a mason working for the union for many years. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Northville.
February 25, 2014
INDIAN LAKE--Walter Smorgans, 93, formerly of LaVergne Rd., Indian Lake, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2014 at The Lodge at Shelburne Bay, Shelburne, Vt.
Born Sept. 10, 1920 in South River, N.J. he was the son of Stephen and Helen (Maletz) Smorgonetz. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a Radar Operator on a B-24 with the 55th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. Their mission included solo flights over Japan to observe weather con ...
Lillian Walrath Farber
February 18, 2014
PISECO -- Lillian Walrath Farber, 94, formerly of Piseco, passed away peacefully February 18, 2014 in the Presbyterian Home, New Hartford, where she had been a resident for the past two and a half years. She was born March 11, 1919 in Herkimer, the youngest of four children of the late Julia Ann (Matthews) and the late Byron Ward Walrath.
Lillian is survived by her sons, John (Jack) B. Oblak (wife Janiece), of Bushkill, Pa.; Ervin (Cap) J. Fuller (wife C ...
Ann E. (Nancy) Kohlbrenner
February 9, 2014
PISECO--Ann E. (Nancy) Kohlbrenner of Piseco, NY passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She was born Sept. 22, 1933 in Albany, NY. Nancy was the daughter of Frederic and Anna (Nan B.) Cahoon.
Nancy married Dr. Philip J. Kohlbrenner Aug. 31, 1957. She graduated from St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing (Albany) and later earned a Certificate of Public Health Nursing from Syracuse University. Nancy spent her entire professional life working in the nu ...
Muriel “Sis” Ford
January 18, 2014
Muriel “Sis” Ford, 80, formerly of Adirondack Lake Rd., Indian Lake, died peacefully, Saturday morning, January 18, 2014 at the home of her daughter.
Born on April 13, 1933 in Mt. Kisco, she was the daughter of the late Malcomb Ford. Sr. and Blanche (Lounsbury) Ford.
Sis worked for many years as a lab tech at the office of Dr. Sidney Terris, Mt. Kisco and for the Mt. Kisco Police Department. After moving to Indian Lake, Sis worked at St ...
Lois Birrell Morrill
December 22, 2013
BLUE MT. LAKE--Lois Birrell Morrill, 85, of Alexandria, Va. and the Capital District of New York state, passed away peacefully December 22, 2013 at the Eddy Village Green in Cohoes, N.Y.
She was born on May 6, 1928 in Syracuse, N.Y. She was the daughter of Herbert and Margaret (Knapp) Birrell. Lois was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Robert Birrell.
She is survived by her four daughters: Peggy Morrill and her husband Richard Gates, Carrie (Morr ...
December 31, 2013
LONG LAKE--Michael Romanych, 88, a long-time resident of Long Lake, passed away December 31, 2013 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Born May 13, 1925, in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Tessie (Szymelka) Romanych.
Michael was married to Frances (Zabowski) for 64 years.
He honorably served in World War II from 1943 to 1946 as a U.S. Army Military Policeman during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan, and obtained the rank of serge ...
Carol A. Ford
December 26, 2013
MOREHOUSE -- Carol A. Ford, 72, of State Route 8, died unexpectedly December 26, 2013 at her home.
Mrs. Ford was born October 3, 1941 in Herkimer, a daughter of the late Robert and Shirley (DeCarr) Santmier.
She graduated from Holland Patent Central School.
On April 6, 1963, she was united in marriage with Roland L. “Rolly” Ford. For 35 wonderful years the couple owned and operated the Bear Path Inn in Morehouse. Rolly preceded her in death July 28, 2 ...
Nancy A. B. Blomquist
December 12, 2013
LAKE PLEASANT--Nancy A. B. Blomquist passed away Thursday evening, December 12, at Croasdaile Village Nursing Home in Durham, North Carolina after a prolonged illness with Alzheimer’s.
Nancy was born Nancy Ann Brockman in Herkimer, New York and grew up in Hagaman and Amsterdam, New York.
She attended Keuka College and graduated in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was very involved in student theater and had a noted lead role in ...
Henry “Hank” F. Setlock
December 13, 2013
LAKE PLEASANT--Henry “Hank” F. Setlock, age 86, of Kaulfuss Road, Lake Pleasant died Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Mountain Valley Hospice House in Gloversville. He was born February 5, 1927 in Garfield, N.J.
The son of the late Henry and Mary Sudol Setlock, he grew up in Clifton, N.J. and attended Clifton schools. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving from 1944 to 1946. He served in the Pacific Theatre Okinawa campaign ...
Merrill E. Johnson
December 6, 2013
INDIAN LAKE -- Merrill E. Johnson, 91, of Jerry Savarie Road, Indian Lake, died Friday morning, December 6, 2013 at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on April 28, 1922 in Castleton, Vt., he was the son of the late Einar and Esther (Anderson) Johnson. He was a 1939 graduate of Scotia High School.
Merrill served in the United States Navy during World War II as an aviation machinist’s mate third class. He married Bereneice Frank on February 10, 1945 in Scotia.
Ruth F. Johnson
November 18, 2013
E. SYRACUSE -- Ruth F. Johnson, 90, of East Syracuse and Lake Pleasant left this world in her sleep at home the morning of November 18, 2013.
She was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to this area when she married the love of her life, Axel “Rudy” Johnson, in 1948. He predeceased her on June 19, 1994, their 46th wedding anniversary.
She resided for 64 years in their home built by her brother-in-law with the help of her husband. In their retirement years ...