Nancy Fane Strader
March 18, 2015
Nancy Fane Strader, 76, of Blue Mountain Lake, died at home Wednesday, March 18, 2015, of pancreatic cancer.
Born October 31, 1938, at Boston Lying-In Hospital in Boston, Mass., Nancy Barbara Fane was the eldest child of Ruth L. and Francis D. Fane of Newton, Mass.
While attending Boston University she met and married Theodore C. Strader of Dayton, Ohio, an architecture student at Harvard University. They moved to Cambridge, Mass., and had a daughter, Lynne, in ...
Dorothy Jon Zehrung Lewis
March 4, 2015
Dorothy Jon Zehrung Lewis, age 81, beloved wife of the late Thomas Lewis; cherished mother of Lisa Lewis and Kimberly Lewis (partner Toni, children Sarah and Jacob); dear sister of Charlotte Bustos-Videlia, Nancy Dennis (deceased), and Mary Pflaumer; aunt to Michael Pflaumer, David Pflaumer, and Larry Lewis.
Dorothy was born on August 10, 1933 to Samuel and Hazel Zehrung in Dayton, Ohio. She began her musical career early, performing her first recital at ...
Irene LaRue Simons Smith
March 5, 2015
AMSTERDAM -- Irene LaRue Simons Smith, 102, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the assisted living facility, the Sarah Jane Sanford Home for Women in Amsterdam, New York, where she had resided since 2012 after moving from her St. Johnsville home where she had lived for nearly 60 years.
Irene was born April 2, 1912, in Mexico, Oswego County, N.Y., the daughter of Ross L. and Mabel Virgil Simons. On July 19, 1934, she married Lewis R. Smith of Northville ...
Virginia L. Hutchins Bennett Canfield
February 25, 2015
Virginia L. Hutchins Bennett Canfield, “Ninnie,” of Lake George, passed away surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
Born in Indian Lake, NY July 1, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Vina (Savarie) Hutchins.
She married the late George Milford Bennett July 17, 1939, and married the late Russell Canfield in 1971.
Virginia worked for Glens Falls Hospital in the 1960s and ‘70s as a dieta ...
Christopher A. King
February 22, 2015
INDIAN LAKE -- Christopher A. King, 54, of Indian Lake, died Sunday morning, February 22, 2015 at his home.
Born August 15, 1960 in Glens Falls, he was the son of Charles and Dorothy (Thompson) King. He was a 1978 graduate of Johnsburg Central School.
Following his graduation, Chris moved to Indian Lake where he worked for many years for the Town of Indian Lake Highway Department. In November of 1992 he opened King’s Collision in Indian Lake.
Chris ma ...
Patti A. Rhinehart
February 10, 2015
LAKE PLEASANT -- Patti A. Rhinehart, age 51, of Lake Pleasant died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville after being stricken at home.
She was born December 5, 1963 in Patterson, N.J. The daughter of David M. and Anna Van Deweert Braunius.
She graduated from Wells Central School and after graduation began working for Sunmount DDSO as a caregiver since 1981. The people at Sunmount that she cared for brightened her day.
She enj ...
February 2, 2015
SCHENECTADY -- Mr. Robert Diedrich, 89, of Consaul Road, Schenectady, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 after a long illness.
Born in Tonawanda, NY November 5, 1925 he graduated in 1943 from Tonawanda High School.
Mr. Diedrich went into the Army Air Force in 1943. Later, he worked in the family resort business at Golden Sands in Piseco. He owned Rob Diedrich Construction & Masonry Supplies and Century 21 Real Estate in Speculator, and Piseco Petroleum Company.
He wa ...
Donald Brandreth Potter
January 20, 2015
Donald Brandreth Potter, 91, of Clinton, died at his home January 20, 2015.
Born in Utica, NY in 1923, he grew up on the Whitney Park at Little Tupper Lake and graduated from Saranac Lake High School. His studies at Williams College were interrupted by distinguished World War II service in the Tenth Mountain Division. He fought in the Appenine Mountains of Italy and was awarded a battlefield commission and the Bronze Star. He returned to marry Jane Chapp ...
Robert Joseph Dechene
January 16, 2015
LONG LAKE -- Bob Dechene, son of the late W. Ernest Dechene and Sarah Parks Dechene, died January 16, 2015 at Mercy Living Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 24, 1930 in Utica, N.Y. as this was the closest hospital to his father’s logging operation at that time. Bob grew up in Tupper Lake at the farm on Stetson Road.
He attended Tupper Lake schools and graduated high school in 1948. He reminisced about playing on Tupper’s fir ...
Anna W. (Valachovic) Grosselfinger
January 5, 2015
Anna W. (Valachovic) Grosselfinger died Monday, January 5, 2015 at her Suffern, New York home at the age of ninety-five. She was accompanied by her older daughter Nancy and only son Terry as well as aides Suzanne and Dolange. She was also a loyal seasonal resident of Raquette Lake, NY (Hamilton County, Adirondack Park) for five decades.
Anna was the third of five children and only female, born September 29, 1919 to John and Marie (Mach) Valacho ...
January 3, 2015
PISECO -- Audrey Preston, age 94, of Piseco, NY died January 3, 2015 at home. She was born in Rotterdam Junction, NY on November 25, 1920, the daughter of the late William Henry and Audrey Scott Casey.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Hawkins of Piseco; granddaughter, Vicki (Steven) Tomberlin of Monument, Colo.; grandson John (Shelley) Preston of Bloomfield, Ind.; five great-grandchildren, John Paul (Lee) Tomberlin, Tiffany (Mike) Will and Charis Tomberlin, ...
Ruth Anna Bartholf
December 16, 2014
HOPE -- Ruth Anna Bartholf, age 83 of Hope, NY died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Wells, NY September 25, 1931, the daughter of the late Edward and Elsie Stuart Harrington.
She was a lifetime area resident, a homemaker and seamstress.
She was a member of the Town of Hope Fire Department Auxiliary. On February 19, 1949 she married Richard Bartholf to whom she was married for over 65 ...
Loretta Condon Bancroft
December 3, 2014
WELLS -- Mrs. Loretta Condon Bancroft of Wells, NY died peacefully at home on December 3, 2014 with her son, Patrick, at her side. She was 79.
Local arrangements were entrusted to Northville Funeral Service. The funeral Mass and burial were from St. Ann’s Church in Wells.
Born in the Bronx, NY and formerly of Kearny, NJ Loretta had lived in Wells, NY for over 40 years. She retired as administrative assistant to the Superintendent of Schools in Well ...
Frank J. “Moose” Anderson
November 28, 2014
SABAEL -- Frank J. “Moose” Anderson, 94, of State Rte. 30, Sabael, died Friday afternoon, November 28, 2014 at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born July 18, 1920 in Albany, he was the son of the late Frank Anderson Sr. and Mary (Hoffa) Anderson. He was a 1940 graduate of Draper High School where he played four years of varsity baseball.
Moose enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II, serving three years in the Pacific, earn ...
Margaret J. “Peggy” Carroll
October 23, 2014
INDIAN LAKE -- Margaret J. “Peggy” Carroll, 92, Indian Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, October 23, 2014 at the Home of the Good Shepherd, Moreau.
While our hearts are broken by her passing, we rejoice in having had her in our lives.
Born December 23, 1921 in Jessup, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Lally) Loftus.
Peggy married Jack Carroll April 5, 1947. Mr. Carroll died December 29, 1 ...
Harold W. Buirkle
October 1, 2014
SPECULATOR -- Harold W. Buirkle, 94, of Boca Raton, Fla. passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in his home in Boca Raton surrounded by his family.
Harold was born in Jersey City, N.J. September 14, 1920 to George and Anna Buirkle.
He had fond memories growing up of fishing and eating ice cream with his dad. In his teen years he came to accept Christ through his sisters Ruth and Eleanor.
He went on to serve in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps in ...
Jessie May Parker
September 2, 2014
INDIAN LAKE -- Jessie May Parker, 90, formerly of Indian Lake, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014 at Elderwood, Waverly, N.Y.
Born Aug. 15, 1924 in East Greenbush, N.Y. she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Carol (Grant) Sharp. Jessie was a graduate of Columbia High School in East Greenbush.
She was a homemaker, but had also worked as a private cook and waitress.
Jessie was an excellent seamstress and wonderful baker. She enjoyed gardening, yard sales, ...
Joan K. Duane
July 15, 2014
LONG LAKE -- Joan K. Duane, 75, Hudson, Fla., went to her Eternal Life on July 15, 2014.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Wilfred B. Duane Jr.; and one brother, James West.
Survivors include her four daughters, Victoria (Barry) Hutchins, Diane (Mike) Rogers, Linda (Anthony) Ricci, and Gail (John) Whybrew; one sister, Erma Hutchins; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held in Long Lake on ...
Leonard W. Herrick
September 7, 2014
Leonard W. Herrick, age 87, of Ramsey, NJ, died September 7, 2014 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Wyckoff, NJ.
Born in Mayfield, NY, the only son of Guy and Mildred (Warner) Herrick, Leonard resided in upstate New York, Allendale, NJ and Hoboken, NJ before settling in Ramsey in 1997.
Leonard was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and he enjoyed spending the summer months in Speculator, NY with his wife Dolores and their family.
He is survived by h ...
Thomas W. O’Brien Sr.
October 27, 2013
INDIAN LAKE -- Thomas W. O’Brien Sr., age 70, died Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Born on January 24, 1943 in Glens Falls, he was the son of Ethel O’Brien Fletcher and the late David O’Brien. He was a 1961 graduate of Indian Lake Central School. He earned his Bachelor Degree from Oswego State University and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Education from Trenton State University.
On July 9, 1966 he married Phyllis Braswell in Ozone ...
Frank M. Fish Jr.
August 24, 2014
MARSHVILLE, NC -- Mr. Frank M. Fish Jr. of Marshville, N.C. passed away at his home Sunday, August 24, 2014.
Mr. Fish was born May 21, 1943 in Syracuse, NY and was the son of the late Doris and Frank Merrill Fish Sr. He is preceded in death by two wives, Sue and Valerie.
He is survived by his children, daughter Lorri Briner and spouse, Gregory, of Charlotte, N.C. and son Thomas Fish and wife Joanna of Austin, Texas; grandchildren Sophia, Hope, Dylan, Jerry and ...
Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe
August 18, 2014
BENSON -- Mrs. Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe, 84, of Benson passed away August 18, 2014. She had been in declining health since February, 2013.
Born June 7, 1930, she was the first of three children of Otto L. and Isabella A. (Buyce) Craig of Wells.
She graduated from Wells Central School, Class of 1949.
She married Robert B. Pincombe in Wells, 21 June, 1958. They divorced in 1967. They had one child, David L. R. Pincombe who survives her. In 1977, she ma ...
Lola Aileen Spring
August 7, 2014
QUEENSBURY -- Lola Aileen Spring, 67, of Queensbury, passed away Thursday, August 7, at Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born February 12, 1947 in Utica, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Georgia Liddle.
A longtime resident of Indian Lake, Lola was a huge Elvis fan and avid reader, and loved reading her Bible, doing arts and crafts, and writing short stories.
She served the community for many years, first as Girl Scout Cookie Mom and th ...
Sandra M. “Sam” Bateman
August 1, 2014
LONG LAKE -- Sandra M. “Sam” Bateman, 68, of Newcomb Road, Long Lake, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at her home.
Born on October 26, 1945 at the Naval Hospital in Patuxent, Maryland, she was the daughter of LCDR
Peter R. Moureau and Dorothy (Craver) Moureau. She attended Florida State University where she majored in Math.
On October 7, 1967 she married Ensign James H. Bateman at the Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Georgia.
Douglas Hoskins Jr.
May 27, 2014
A memorial service will be held for Douglas Hoskins, Jr. on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Higgins Bay Cemetery. Afterwards, all are welcome to gather at Sunday Morning Camp for refreshments and remembrances.
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 ...