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 ...
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 ...