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Henry “Hank” F. Setlock

Ralph Warren “Bing” Faxon

Barbara S. “Bobbie” Wagoner


Obituaries 12/18/2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - Updated: 11:36 AM

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 on a destroyer, the USS Kidd. His ship on April 11, 1945 was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane, killing 38 of the crew members. He was the owner and operator of Henry’s Allwood Garage in Clifton, N.J. for thirty years.

He belonged to VFW Post 7228 in Lake Pleasant where he was a Post Commander for three years. He was a member of St. James Major Roman Catholic Church in Lake Pleasant, where he was an usher for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lois Dutcher Setlock of Lake Pleasant; two daughters, Gail Setlock of Chestertown and Karen and her husband Thomas Goemaat of Wellesley, Mass.; three grandchildren, Michael Goemaat, Andrew Goemaat and Peter Goemaat; two brothers-in-law, Roy Pitcher of Wayne, N.J., and Matthew Beattie of Hoffmeister, N.Y. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Eleanor Pitcher and Rose Devekis; and his nephew, Walter Devekis.

Friends may call on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Northville Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the St. James Major Roman Catholic Church on Rt. 8, Lake Pleasant at 11 a.m.

Burial will be in Fish Mountain Cemetery, Lake Pleasant in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Speculator Vol. Ambulance Corps; VFW Post 7228, Rt. 8, Lake Pleasant; or St. James Catholic Church, Rt. 8, Lake Pleasant, NY.

Condolences may be made to the family online at




Sarah Ann Yates McAfee

November 26, 2013

SPECULATOR--Sarah Ann Yates McAfee of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Speculator, New York died November 26, 2013.

Born to Robert and Magdalene Yates in Morristown, New Jersey, Sarah came to Speculator as a teenager. She met Thomas Fisher McAfee at the lake and they dated for seven years before marrying at Grace United Methodist Church in Speculator. Their reception was at Melody Lodge.

Sarah graduated from the Academy at St. Elizabeth and earned her Bachelor of Science at the College of St. Elizabeth before marrying Tom, but chose to be a stay-at-home wife and mother. She was a devoted daughter, wife, sister and friend who spent a lifetime of summers in Speculator. After Tom died in August 2012 in Speculator, Sarah said it was as if the whole town wrapped its loving arms around her and comforted her.

Sarah is survived by sister, Magdalene Leilani (Lani) Yates Marks and husband Richard; son, Robert (Bob) Yates McAfee and wife Susan; daughter, Robin McAfee Griffin and husband Keith; granddaughter, Nicole Griffin Gatchalian and husband Oliver; grandsons, Sean Michael Griffin and Thomas James (TJ) McAfee; great-grandson, Alex Gatchalian; and great-granddaughter, Kallie Griffin.

There will be a memorial for Sarah in Speculator in the summer of 2014. Her remains will be interred beside her husband in Speculator Cemetery.




Ralph Warren (Bing) Faxon

December 11, 2013

BLUE MT. LAKE--Ralph Warren (Bing) Faxon, 77 years, died at his home in Queensbury December 11, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bing was born in Mohawk on April 8, 1936 the son of Henry C. and Pauline M. (Kimm) Faxon. He moved to Long Lake in 1947 where his mother taught music and art.

Shortly after graduating from the Manlius Military School, Manlius, N.Y. in 1954 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy from Long Lake, serving for 10-1/2 years as enlisted and 11-1/2 years as an officer, retiring in 1976 as a Lieutenant Commander. He was awarded various medals while serving in the United States Navy. He served on USS MITSCHER (DL-2); several tankers and repair ship while attached to a staff: USS YORKTOWN (CVS-10) and USS INTREPID (CVC-11).

He was Executive Officer, United Nations Command (Rear) while serving four years with the U.S. Army at Camp Zama, Japan in support of United Nations Command Korea. He retired after serving as Personnel Officer, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla., in 1976 to co-manage Potter’s Resort with his wife, Laura, and two daughters until sold in 2003. Bing and Laura resided in Blue Mt. Lake, NY since 1985.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Laura Griffin Faxon, to whom he was married for 57 years; two daughters, Dr. Kim L. Tillery (Marshall) of Amherst, NY and Lynn E. Figura, (Gregg) of Queensbury, NY; four grandsons; one granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

Bing enjoyed snowmobiling with his family, fishing, golfing, initiating the Woodland home sites in Blue Mt. Lake, and sharing his military experiences. He especially enjoyed being Blue Mt. Lake’s town Santa Claus for nearly 30 years. Most important to Bing was his loving family, who will miss him dearly.

Bing was a member of Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge in Tokyo, Japan, American Legion, DAV, MOAA, and various other organizations. There will be a military service in July 2014 at Long Lake Cemetery. Donations may be made to the C. R. Wood Cancer Center, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller Funeral Home, 6357 State Rte. 30, Indian Lake. To express online condolences to Bing’s family, please visit




Barbara S. Wagoner

December 9, 2013

PISECO--Barbara S. (Bobbie) Wagoner, 86, of 241 Higgins Bay Road, Piseco, NY died Monday, December 9, 2013, in the Eastern Star Campus, Oriskany, NY.

Barbara was born in Carthage, NY on December 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Abner and Anita Dionne Stewart. She was a graduate of Augustinian Academy in Carthage. She married Frank Wilson Wagoner on December 7, 1946. They resided in Higgins Bay on Piseco Lake.

Bobbie was very active in her community as she was a member of St. James Church, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Piseco Ambulance Corps, the Poland Ambulance Corps and the TWIGS. She also was a member of the Ladies Golf league and couples league. She was an avid bowler at the Pine Cone Alley where she bowled a 299 in her league and continued her bowling at the Gloversville Lanes. Bobbie remained very physically active until very late in life and could be seen walking the Higgins Bay Road or ice-skating on Frog Pond. She was a very devoted mother, running two households for over 20 years so her eldest daughter Karen could attend Poland Central School for special education.

Bobbie is survived by three daughters, Kathy Wagoner, Janet M. Germain and Joanne Cruz; one son, James Wagoner; eight grandchildren (Catherine, Jackie, J.C., Jess, Thomas, Dana, Samantha and Anthony); and five great-grandchildren; her siblings, Rose Bezanilla, Tom (Peggy) Stewart, Bill (Eileen) Stewart and Anita McManus; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Wilsie; her daughter Karen; her brothers Walt, Tim and Richard Stewart; and a sister, Mary Lou Oliger.

Funeral services were held on Friday, December 13, at 11 a.m. at St. James Major Church, Lake Pleasant, with the Rev. Sony G. Pulickal, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Higgins Bay Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Piseco Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 111, Piseco, NY 12139. To leave a condolence, go to


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