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 ...
Marie M. Parslow
November 11, 2013
PISECO -- Marie M. Parslow, 66, of Piseco, NY, died Monday, November 11, 2013.
Born September 9, 1947 in Utica, NY to Dorothy and Leslie Reese, Marie was raised on the corner of Fish Mountain Road and Route 8 in Lake Pleasant, NY. There she enjoyed the companionship of her siblings Alona Hunt, Dorman Reese, Marilyn Hunt and several fun-loving cousins.
She attended area schools, and studied cosmetology after graduating from high school. Marie worked as a beauti ...
Doris D. Sherman
October 17, 2013
SPECULATOR--Doris D. Sherman (known by most as Nana) of Speculator passed away peacefully at her assisted living residence in Maplewood, N.J. Thursday, Oct. 17.
Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Florence Taggert and Francis Davenport, Doris attended Madison High School where her greatest interest was in acting on the stage. Though asked to join a traveling off-Broadway troupe upon graduation, her mother would not allow her to go, and she married George ...
Francis John “Frank” Fleming
October 30, 2013
INDIAN LAKE--Francis John “Frank” Fleming, Indian Lake, N.Y., died surrounded by his family on October 30, 2013 after a four-year battle with cancer and a courageous 50-year battle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Frank was born on April 1, 1930 to Anna (Hannon) and Thomas Francis Fleming in North Tarrytown, N.Y. He graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Manhattan College in ...
October 27, 2013
SPECULATOR--Dean Lane of Speculator, N.Y., died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Born in 1935 in Brockton, Mass. to Donald and Carolyn Lane, Dean grew up in Utica and Piseco, N.Y. He received a BBA degree from UMass Amherst in 1957, and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. After serving his country as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he was employed briefly by General Electric before his entrepreneurial spiri ...
Joseph William Gavett
September 17, 2013
SABAEL--Joseph William Gavett (Bill) of Rochester and Sabael passed away September 17, 2013 at the age of 91.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Helen Gavett; and his sister, Elizabeth Gavett Hancock.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol; three children, Bruce Gavett, James Gavett and Ann Gavett; three granddaughters, Jennifer, Carrie and Trisha Gavett; and several nieces and nephews.
Bill was a World War II Navy veteran and professor ...
Donald A. Pinkerton Sr.
October 3, 2013
SPECULATOR--Donald A. Pinkerton Sr., 71, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Gloversville.
Donald was born May 7, 1942 in Schenectady, the son of the late Alfred and Edith (Dunster) Pinkerton.
He was president and owner of DMW Repair Towing and Trucking in Speculator and a member of the Carman Fire Department, White Eagle Ambulance and IBEW Union of Electricians. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and m ...
Ronald C. Parslow
September 25, 2013
LAKE PLEASANT--Ronald C. Parslow, 75, of Fish Mountain Road died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 unexpectedly at home. He was born in Mineville July 24, 1938, the son of the late Robert and Lucy Parslow Slack.
Ronald was a United States Navy veteran, serving from 1956 to 1960. He married Sonja Malmberg December 16, 1961. He was employed as the assistant manager of Hamilton Lake Lodge, retiring in 1997.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and atten ...
Maurice E. Waldron
August 7, 2013
RAQUETTE LAKE--Maurice E. Waldron, 88, of Raquette Lake passed away peacefully Wednesday August 7, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 18, 1925 in Raquette Lake, a son of the late Darious and Minnie (Hunt) Waldron. He served his country with honor during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps where he served two tours of duty.
September 19, 1950 at Niccolls Church in Old Forge he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Dunay, ...
Jean A. (Wefer) Scheppman
September 9, 2013
SABAEL--Jean A. (Wefer) Scheppman of Wayland, formerly of Yarmouthport, Mass., died September 9, 2013 at Traditions of Wayland in Wayland, Mass.
Born in Easton, Pa., she was the daughter of the Reverend William F. Wefer and Marion (Seip) Wefer. Mrs. Scheppman was a long-time summer resident of Sabael, NY.
Predeceased by her husband, John C. Scheppman, she is survived by two daughters, Winifred J. Doyle and her husband Daniel of Waltham, Ma ...
Garry W. Fitzgerald
September 8, 2013
LAKE PLEASANT--Garry W. Fitzgerald, 82 years of age, of Overlook Drive, Lake Pleasant, NY passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at home with his loving family by his side. He was born July 25, 1931 in Manhattan, NY, the son of the late William and Regina Kommer Fitzgerald.
Mr. Fitzgerald was a United States Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1954. He was employed as a line foreman working for Verizon, retiring in 1990.
He w ...
August 13, 2013
WELLS--Rob Lasher of Wells died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 13, following complications from heart surgery at the age of 62.
He is survived by his sister Patricia; brother-in-law William; nephew Justin; niece Paige; many cousins; three grown children, daughter Amanda and son Matthew and their spouses and daughter Whitney; and Cherie, his wife of 34 years.
Rob is best known for his keen sense of humor and talent for entertaining with story telling.
Rob delighted in bein ...
MORELAND HILLS, Ohio--Jere Hall Brophy, 79, of Moreland Hills, Ohio, passed away Aug. 23, 2013 in the Adirondack Mountains in New York state. He died of natural causes, with his wife of 57 years, Elaine, by his side.
Son of the late Gerald and Dorothy Brophy, Jere is survived by his sister Elizabeth Gilmore (Roger) of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; daughter Jennifer Paduan (Jeffrey) of Monterey, Calif.; daughter Carolyn Wojciechowicz (Michael “Tim”) of Princeton Junction, N.J.; son Jere W. Br ...
Star E. Pomerleau
August 1, 2013
LAKE PLEASANT -- Star E. Pomerleau, age 76, of Indian Town Road passed away peacefully Thursday August 1, 2013, in the comfort of her home.
She was born August 19, 1936 in Saranac Lake, N.Y. daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Perry) Boyer.
Star was a graduate of Franklin Academy of Malone, N.Y. and the Utica School of Business, where she received her degree in Data Processing.
Star and Laurent “Sarge” Pomerleau were united in marriage Septe ...
Donald Lee Orr
July 27, 2013
Donald Lee Orr died peacefully July 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam with his loving family by his side.
He was born June 16, 1943 at the family home in Wells, New York, to the late Lee Charles Orr and the late Mary Alice Tubbs Orr. Donald had two brothers; the late George Orr of Wells (Sandra) and James Orr (Susan) of Wells and Mechanicville and one sister, Marjorie Haak (the late Donald Haak) of Warrensburg. He had many nieces and nephews.
Donal Robert Carpenter
June 22, 2013
Donal Robert Carpenter, 51, died suddenly Saturday, June 22, 2013. He will be greatly missed.
Born June 11, 1962, he was the son of Arthur William and Geraldine Mary (Wheelock) Carpenter Sr. Donal lived with his family in Higgins Bay, NY from 1964-1974. He was a 1980 graduate of Holland Patent Central School.
As the youngest of 10 children, he frequently claimed he earned the right to be especially cherished; he explained he was the tail end reward worth wai ...
Everett J. Wilson
August 16, 1924 - July 4, 2013
WELLS--Everett Joseph Wilson, Wells, passed away Thursday, July 4, following a short illness.
Everett was born in Mayfield, NY, the son of George and Florence (Reynolds) Wilson, and attended schools in Cranberry Creek and Mayfield. In 1943 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served with a Seabee unit in the Pacific through World War II.
Everett married Elizabeth Stuart of Wells Dec. 16, 1945, where they raised their family and were life-lon ...
James “Jim” Reisinger
June 27, 2013
ROTTERDAM - James “Jim” Reisinger, 70, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born the son of the late Joseph H. and Margaret J. “Peg” Reisinger, attended Mohonasen High School and resided in Rotterdam his entire life.
Jim was an operating engineer with Local 106 and worked on several construction sites in and around the Capital District for Modern Construction Company and many ...
Barbara Lee Palmer (Lorenzen)
June 16, 2013
PISECO--Barbara Lee Palmer (Lorenzen) was born at home in Teaneck, N.J. to a Sausillito, California socialite, Virginia Elizabeth Dolbear, and a Gentleman from Maine, Stephen Lawerence Palmer. The two met April 4, 1921, married April 5,1922 and Bobbie was born April 6, 1923. So also was born her attention to detail. Bobbie loved the English language and exceptional uses of the mind. Authors who bore the expression of living passed through her hands on ...
Edna M. Ovitt
June 19, 2013
LONG LAKE--Edna M. Ovitt, 92, of the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany, and formerly of Long Lake, passed away peacefully June 19, 2013.
She was born May 20, 1921, the daughter of the late Clarence and Mabel Henderson Rice. Edna was united in marriage to Harvard Ovitt on Aug. 23, 1941, in Long Lake.
Edna is survived by a daughter, Marilyn (Raymond) Nutting of South Carolina; daughter-in-law, Laura Williams of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Terri Rice of Canton; grandchildr ...
Henry J. Malec
June 10, 2013
WELLS--Henry J. Malec, 74, of Hernandez Road, Wells, died Monday morning, June 10, 2013, at home.
He was born in Gloversville March 21, 1939, a son of Henry Malec and Anna Podolski Malec. Mr. Malec was a 1956 graduate of Broadalbin High School. Following graduation, Henry enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served for four years. He obtained an associate's degree from Albany Business College, and later attended Empire State College. He continued his educati ...
April 10, 1941 - Feb. 17, 2013
A Memorial Service for Marjorie LaVergne will be held Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at the Independent Baptist Church on Route 30 in Indian Lake.
Judee Repicky Lauria
June 1, 2013
WELLS--Judee Repicky Lauria lost her battle to breast cancer June 1, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Feb. 8, 1955 in Yonkers, the daughter of the late Francis and Anna Repicky.
Judee grew up in Peekskill and attended school in the Lakeland School District. She attended Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., Marist College in Poughkeepsie and graduated from Pace University with a degree in Nursing in 19 ...
John "Jack" Raup
May 19, 2013
John "Jack" Raup of Latham passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, after a long illness.
He was born in Hudson, the son of Henry and Mildred (Roraback) Raup. He spent his childhood in Kinderhook and was a graduate of Martin Van Buren High School. Thereafter, he worked for a time at Albany Felt Company and was a member of the National Guard. Jack enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Korea and North Africa. Upon finishing his tour of four years, fou ...
William P. Christian
May 9, 2013
William P. Christian, 99, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, May 9, 2013 at his home, with his family by his side.
Born in Amsterdam, NY October 1, 1913, he was the son of the late Justin and Anna Vitulis Christian.
He received his education in Amsterdam and was also a graduate of Union College and St John’s University School of Law. He practiced in Amsterdam from 1941 to 2003.
William was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1 ...
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 ...