Gordon L. Kibler
April 27, 2013
Gordon L. Kibler, 78, former superintendent of the Wynantskill Union Free School District, passed away April 27, 2013, with his family by his side at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness.
Gordon was born in Hope, N.Y. July 17, 1934, to Clarence and Irene Kibler. He was the loving husband of Nancy Rudes Kibler for 54 years.
Raised in Wells, N.Y., he graduated Wells High School and earned a B.A. from SUNY Plattsburg and a master’s in education from the ...
Annie Margaret Parker-Smith
April 24, 2013
Annie Margaret Parker-Smith, 99, formerly of Long Lake, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Pine Harbor nursing facility in Plattsburgh.
Born September 8, 1913 in Troy, N.C. she was the daughter of Percy and Margaret Nordan. She was raised in North Carolina and came to Long Lake in the 1940s.
She was married to Lawrence Parker, who pre-deceased her in 1973. In 1977 she married Ralph Smith, who died in 1988. In the 1970s, she worked at Long Lake Ce ...
January 11, 2013
SPECULATOR--Christopher Cobb, 88, Speculator, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. He was born in Kingston, N.Y. to the late Percival and Lillian Cobb Aug. 5, 1924, one of 10 children.
Chris attended Massapequa public schools, before attending the SUNY-ESF Ranger School in Wanakena, where he earned his degree. Chris worked and settled in Speculator, where he met and married his late wife, Madeline Lawrence Cobb.
He was an active member in the community and enjoye ...
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 own ...
James Francis Farber
April 11, 2013
PISECO - James Francis Farber, 61, died April 11, 2013 of an apparent heart attack.
He was born on August 2, 1951 in Little Falls. “Jim,” as he was known to his many friends, is survived by his mother, Lillian Walrath Farber of New Hartford; and his father, Stewart Farber of Syracuse; as well as three brothers, David Farber of Morehouseville, Ervin “Cap” Fuller and his wife, Carlotta, of East Herkimer and John Oblak and his wife, Janie ...
Mary C. Woodrick
April 4, 2013
Mary C. Woodrick, age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, April 4, 2013, in Folts Homes, Herkimer.
She was born December 4, 1920, a daughter of the late Frank M. and Edith Johnson Casler. A lifelong Herkimer resident, she graduated from Herkimer High School Class of 1939. She then attended the Excelsior School of Business in Utica.
Mary was employed for several years with Gloo and Gloo Insurance Company before becoming secretary to the   ...
Thom Buford Ross
March 30, 2013
Thom Buford Ross, age 22, died unexpectedly in the early hours of Saturday March 30, 2013 in a single car accident in the Town of Long Lake, NY.
He was born in Saranac Lake, NY, on November 30, 1990, to Clifford and Shawnee Ross. Thom was a loving brother to Courtney of Baldwinsville, NY; Erin of Syracuse, NY; Erica (Tim) of Verona, NY; and Kip of Baldwinsville, NY. Thom was also an adoring uncle to Alyssa, Caden and Gabriel. He also leaves behind numerous ...
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 St ...
Jay W. Knapp
March 11, 2013
Jay W. Knapp, 55, a resident of Lake Pleasant, passed away with his loving family at his side Monday, March 11, 2013, at Albany Medical Center.
He was born in Gloversville, N.Y. November 27, 1957, the son of the late Jason Eugene and Beatrice Duhame Knapp. He was a graduate of Wells Central School, Class of 1976.
He was employed by the Town of Lake Pleasant. Jay was an avid Yankees and NASCAR fan and loved fishing and hunting. He was a hard worker, a mason and carpen ...
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 ...
James John Stephans
February 13, 2013
James John Stephans, 88, of West Main Street, Indian Lake, died Wednesday evening, February13, 2013, in Andover, CT, at the home of his daughter, Catharina, following a long illness.
Born April 7, 1924, in New York City, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Angela (Troy) Stephans. He was a 1942 graduate of Richmond Hill High School, Queens, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia University in 1951.
He served as 1s ...
Marie Lindland Holvig
February 8, 2013
Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Marie Lindland Holvig went to be with her precious Savior on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Collierville, Tennessee.
Marie was born in Teaneck, New Jersey on August 19, 1926 to Ingvald and Helga Lindland.
Marie worked in NYC and eventually moved with her family to New City, NY. She married Carl Holvig on October 19, 1946 They were married for fifty years.
She was a member of the Park ...
January 27, 2013
Gail Ann Grier, 60, died Sunday, January 27th, 2013 in Delray Beach, Florida.
Gail was born November 23, 1952 the daughter of Patricia and Burt Grier and raised in Higgins Bay, N.Y.
Gail was a graduate of Piseco Elementary and Wells Central Schools. She earned her Associates Degree in Science from Canton University in Canton, N.Y. and worked for Norwich Pharmaceutical in Norwich, N.Y. before beginning her traveling adventures, which took ...
Peter W. Hutchins
January 23, 2013
Peter W. Hutchins, age 69, of Big Brook Road, Indian Lake died Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013 at home.
Born on June 6, 1943 in Utica, New York, he was the second son of Ernest C. Hutchins, Sr., and Ethel (Decker) Hutchins. He attended Indian Lake Central School then enlisted in the United States Army in Germany serving from May 1965 until April 1967.
Shortly after, he relocated to Rochester and began working in floor covering and also on the Hill family f ...
Morgan P. Roderick
January 11, 2013
Morgan P. Roderick, of The Valley, Syracuse, passed away suddenly on January 11, 2013, while visiting his daughter in Richmond, Va. He was 86.
Morgan (Rod, as his friends and family called him) spent many hours of his youth playing ball at many of the area ball fields around Syracuse, and he loved to swim anywhere he could. Beside his ball glove, his prized possession was his bicycle, which took him to the hills of LaFayette to pick apples all day, or to Dru ...
Ruth Langford Dillon
December 24, 2012
Ruth Langford Dillon died at the Forest At Duke, December 24th, 2012. She was 91.
Ruth was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. She attended Dobbs Masters School and graduated from Pine Manor Junior College. Ruth married the late John C Dillon in 1942. Over the course of their marriage, they made their home in Yonkers, Chappaqua and Raquette Lake, New York. In 1994, after John had passed away in 1991, Ruth relocated to the Forest At Duke in Durham, NC, wh ...
Ann Elizabeth Purdy
January 2, 2013
Ann Purdy, 94, of Speculator, NY, entered peacefully into God’s presence Wednesday, January 2, 2013, surrounded by her family at home.
Born May 14, 1918 to Hjalmar and Alice Rask in Springfield, MA, she went as a teen to CAMP-of-the-WOODS where she met Gordon Purdy. They were married in 1939, and spent 64 adventurous years side by side serving the Lord.
Ann was a trained concert pianist, and taught piano early in her life. She loved music, cats, good co ...
Robert E. Wright
December 21, 2012
Robert E. Wright, 90, of Slingerlands, NY passed away peacefully at the Albany Stratton VA Hospital on December 21, 2012. He was the son of the late Walter and Edith (Moak) Wright .
A U.S. Army veteran, Bob honorably served his country in the 10th Mountain Division during WW II and received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Italy.
Robert was the founder of Robert Wright Disposal, Inc. in 1949 which is his legacy that is being carried on by ...
Ian Thomas Alves
December 7, 2012
Ian Thomas Alves, age 16, grandson of George F. Griebel of Indian Lake, New York, passed peacefully on December 7, 2012, at the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo, North Dakota. He had been undergoing continuous treatments and surgeries at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, and the RMCC in Fargo, for nearly two years in his courageous struggle to overcome double, terminal cancers.
Ian was born on December 28, 1995, in Waterbury, CT, to Lise and John Alves. When ...
Robert G. McGibeny
December 9, 2012
Robert G. McGibeny, 72, of Frankfort, NY and Raquette Lake, NY, died Sunday morning, December 9, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica.
Born on November 26, 1940 in Herkimer, he was the son of Robert J. and Marion (Griswold) McGibeny. He was a 1958 graduate of Herkimer High School.
Robert married Suzanne Ormsby on June 15, 1984 in Indian Lake. Suzanne died on February 18, 2008 following 23 years of marriage.
He was employed for over 30 years as an assemble ...
Irene D. Gray
November 29, 2012
Irene D. Gray, 87, passed away on November 29, 2012 at the Horace Nye Home in Elizabethtown, NY. Irene had been a resident of the Greenwood Apts. in Lake Placid before moving to Horace Nye in Sept. 2008.
Born on May 22, 1925 in Schenectady, NY to Leo and Nora Hinch, Irene graduated from Mont Pleasant High School in Schenectady. She and her husband, Edward F. Gray were married Aug. 7, 1948 at St. Columba’s Church in Schenectady. ...
Herbert N. Ackerman
November 20, 2012
Herbert N. Ackerman, 93, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Warner Robins, GA.
Mr. Ackerman was born on October 29, 1919 in Poughkeepsie, New York. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II in Europe, and later became the Owner of Hudson Valley Optical Company.
Mr. Ackerman was a resident of Indian Lake, New York from 1983 until 2011 and was a longtime member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church ...
Mary Ellen Donahue
October 26, 2012
Mary Ellen Donahue, 102, passed away October 26, 2012 at the Fulton Center in Gloversville where she had been a patient since 2002.
Mary was born in Piseco, NY, the daughter of Agnas (Reilly) and James Donahue. She attended area schools and graduated from Wells High School in 1929. She graduated from State Normal School at Oneonta in 1933.
Children in Piseco Common and Lake Pleasant Central School learned to read, write and count under Mary’s instructi ...
Karen Lynn (Wagoner) Sporer
October 9, 2012
Karen Lynn (Wagoner) Sporer, 65, of Ilion, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Apline Nursing Home, Little Falls, with her daughter, Catherine Grindlay, and her husband, James Sporer, by her side.
Karen was born on September 26, 1947 in Gloversville, the daughter of the Barbara S. Wagoner and the late Frank W. Wagoner.
Karen as a child lived in Higgins Bay, Piseco Lake, where she loved to swim. She attended Piseco Elementary S ...
George Roma Babcock
October 4, 2012
George Roma Babcock, 90, formerly of Lincoln Drive, residing the past four years at Baptist Health and Rehabilitation Center, passed away peacefully October 4, 2012 at Ellis Medicine.
Born in Wells, NY, he was the son of the late George and Maude Craig Babcock. Following high school he enlisted with the Navy and was placed into active service in 1941.
George served as Aviation Chief Machinist Mate aboard vessels in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre of Operations ...