Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:25:38 AM
A memorial service will be held for Carolyn (Chris) Soule at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at Big Moose Chapel in Eagle Bay.
Chris passed away in Port Orange, Fla. on Jan 2. Her obituary was in the Jan. 15 edition of the Express.
The family invites guests to celebrate Chris's life at the home of Marion Gibson--first house on Daiker's acres--following the service to share refreshments and memories.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:38:12 AM
A memorial service for Rochelle will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at St. Mark the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 1612 West Genesee Street, in Syracuse.
Rochelle of Forestport and Dunedin, Fla., formerly of Syracuse, passed away suddenly in February while in Florida.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:10:17 AM
May 26, 2013
Eileen Downey Jost, 87, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 26 while vacationing with her family on Cape Cod. She was a long time visitor to Old Forge and resided in Newmarket, N.H.
Eileen was born on May 10, 1926 in Bridgeport, Conn., Daughter of the late James and Kathryn Downey, sister to the late Robert Downey, and loving wife to the late Frank E. Jost.
Eileen was a proud graduate of Laurelton Hall, in Bridgeport, Conn. After graduation she worked at General El ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:45:08 AM
May 27, 2013
The Lord has finished preparing a room for Betty (Elizabeth) Morris, who passed away quietly on May 27.
Betty was born on Dec. 24, 1919 in Winthrop, Mass. Growing up she spent many enjoyable summers in Lake Titus.
She attended Wheelock College, the University of New Hampshire and SUNY Oswego. She was a 75 year member of Alpha Xi Delta. She began her 25 year teaching career in Port Byron, where she met and married her husband, Wendell, in 1943. Betty was precede ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013 1:49:41 PM
A celebration of the life of Major Bowes, will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.
Join his family and friends and share stories and memories of C.V. "Major" Bowes at Covewood in Big Moose.
This will be an informal event, and everyone is welcome to participate. Comfortable, casual, Major type clothing is suggested.
Major Bowes' obituary was in the Oct. 30 edition of the Express.
Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013 1:44:05 PM
May 22, 2013
Diane Austin Desnoyers, 59, of Old Forge passed away unexpectedly on May 22, at her home in Old Forge.
She was born July 5, 1953, in Buffalo, a daughter of Dr. Bert P. and Marie (Soule) Austin. Diane attended Utica Catholic Academy and earned her associate's degree in nursing at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica. She began her career working for her father, Dr. Bert P. Austin, at his French Road offices. Following graduation, Diane went on to work at Faxton- ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 9:16:14 AM
John H. Briant
May 14, 2013
John H. Briant, 83, of Old Forge, and Goodyear, Arizona, formerly of North Syracuse, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, May 14, at his home in Old Forge.
Born in Throopsville, John resided in Old Forge for the last 34 years. Shortly after graduation from Port Byron High, he enlisted in the USAF, attaining the rate of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 1953, and then joined the New York State Police where he served a distinguished 29 year career ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 8:46:34 AM
A Memorial Service for Dr. William Rotton will be held at 11 a.m. on June 6 at Niccolls Memorial Church.
A reception following the service will be at the Thendara Golf Club.
Bill Rotton's obit was published in the March 12 edition of the Express.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:08:49 PM
A memorial service for Peter Pelletier will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at St. Bartholomew's Church in Old Forge, followed by interment at Riverview Cemetery. Pete passed away on Jan. 16, following a four-year fight against cancer. His obituary was in the Feb. 12 edition of the Express.
The family invites guests to join them to celebrate Pete's life beginning at 1 p.m. at McCauley Mountain. The family will be at McCauley Mountain until 4 p.m. to share memories with family an ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:28:35 PM
May 14, 2013
Joyce A. Lewis Goodbread, age 83, of Gloversville, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
She was born May 25, 1929, in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Place Lewis. She was active in Girl Scouting many years ago and was an avid reader. She and her late husband, Arnold, spent many winters in Venice, Fla. and enjoyed vacationing at Seventh Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. In June of every year she looked forward to enjoyin ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:08:37 PM
May 13, 2013
Joseph Dunay, 91, of Inlet, passed away peacefully at his home in his beloved Adirondack Mountains on May 13.
Joe was born in Binghamton, one of nine children of Mary and John Dunay on May 14, 1921. He was a graduate of Binghamton Central High School and member of St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church. Joe worked for Links Aviation until WWII, when he enlisted in the Navy. He was very proud of his service as a fire controller on the USS Buckley and for decades enjoyed att ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:28:04 PM
Douglas W. Miller
May 9, 2013
Douglas W. Miller, 65, of Inlet, passed away at the VA Hospital in Syracuse on Thursday, May 9.
Mr. Miller served as an MP in the US Army in Vietnam, and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Due to his love of the Adirondacks, he moved with his family to Inlet where he was a co-founder of Screamen Eagle Pizza.
His survivors include his wife, Sharon; four children, Michelle Cofino and husband Felipe, Matthew Miller and wife Amanda, Jonathan Miller, and Samantha ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 5:48:28 PM
November 3, 2012
Jean Potter Fitzgerald, 80, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 3. She was surrounded by her loving children and their families, who selflessly attended to her every need.
Jean was born in Big Moose, to the late Joel and Stella (Churchill) Potter, and grew up in the surrounding communities of Old Forge and New Hartford. There she met and married Charles A. Fitzgerald, her husband of 48 years. Upon Charles' retirement from the U.S. ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:07:10 PM
March 10, 2013
Earl E. Brady of Old Forge, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday, March 10, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Boonville from complications related to Parkinson's Disease. He was 85 years old.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary (Davis) Porcari Brady and nephew William E. Gaffke, Earl is survived by his sister Gertrude Brady Gaffke of Rochester; nieces Donna Gaffke of Pavilion, and Eileen Stanley of Baltimore, Md., as well as nephew Paul Gaffke of Sarasot ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:44:38 PM
March 12, 2013
Ruth L. Hirst, 76, of Calabash, N.C., formerly of Inlet and Watertown, died Tuesday, March 12, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital, Little River, S.C.
Ruth was born on May 11, 1936 in Evans Mills, N.Y.
Ruth was devoted to her family. Ruth worked at Woolworth's Department Store in Watertown as a sales associate, but her real love was caring for her family. She was quietly proud of her children and always interested in what they were doing. She and her husband lived for many y ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:21:02 AM
March 7, 2013
William N. Rotton, MD, passed away at Sitrin Long Term Facility on March 7. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jan. 22, 1927, graduated Yale University 1949, Columbia University 1953, interned at St. Luke's Hospital and did his residency at Sloane Hosp. for Women in New York City. He came to Utica in 1957 and started the OB-GYN department at Slocum Dickson Group. He later jointed OB-GYN Associates with Frank Gould and Harry Wadsworth. He retired in 1987 after 30 years o ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:32:18 AM
Harold L. Moon
March 9, 2013
Harold L. Moon, 93, a longtime resident of Woodhull Road, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Harold was born at home on April 17, 1919 the son of Orin L. and Hazel R. Griffith Moon. He spent his childhood and attended school in Woodgate. On Sept. 14, 1940, Harold was united in marriage with Gudrun Buck at Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonville. This was a blessed union of 61 years, until Mrs. Moons passing on March 21, 2002.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:48:49 PM
March 4, 2013
Beloved 100 year Adirondack native, Cecelia De Moors Buckley, passed away peacefully March 4, 2013 at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Utica.
Ceil was born in Thendara on January 30, 1913, in the house where her daughter now resides, which was once the Fulton Chain School, to Henry and Clara (Rozon) De Moors. She was the second of five children: Melina (Mike Pistoleisi), Arthur (Virginia) De Moors, Victor (Pearl) and Ann (Bill Cowin) who all predeceased her. She was baptiz ...
Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013 3:48:45 PM
Keith S. Ouderkirk
February 22, 2013
Keith S. Ouderkirk, 94 of Rome, passed away Feb. 22, at Bethany Gardens Health Facility. He was born in Berwick, Canada on Dec. 12, 1918, a son of Simon and Gertrude Baker Ouderkirk. He moved to Rome with his family in 1926. In 1944, he was married to Alice M. Miller, a blessed union of 60 years, until her passing in 2004.
Keith was employed by General Cable for 35 years and was Purchasing Agent and Traffic Manager at the time of its closing. He was Terminal ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:48:26 AM
February 21, 2013
James A. Cole, Sr., 70, of Thendara died unexpectedly Feb. 21, in his home.
He was born August 18, 1942 in Montrose, N.Y., the son of James H. and Sophia (Sessock) Cole. He graduated from Hendrick Hudson High School in 1960. Jim joined the Montrose Fire Department at the age of 18, where he eventually became Chief and Fire Commissioner.
Jim served his country in the US Army from 1964 until his honorable discharge in 1966. He went on to serve in the Army Reserves un ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:48:33 AM
February 11, 2013
Albert C. Greene, Jr., 60 of Latham, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, at Albany Memorial Hospital.
Al was born in Utica, on Oct. 3, 1952 and was raised in Old Forge. He was the son of the late Albert C. and Mary (Weaver) Greene, Sr. Al was married to Cindy Greene on Nov. 25, 1989 and the two shared a blessed union of almost 24 years together.
Al was currently employed with Goldstein Enterprises in Latham as a sales associate for the last several years. He was the for ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 11:48:58 AM
January 16, 2013
Peter E. Pelletier, of Berkeley, Calif. passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 16, 2013, following a courageous four-year battle with cancer.
Born on Sept. 24, 1950 to Eugene and Evelyn Conliffe Pelletier, Pete grew up in Old Forge. He graduated in 1968 from the Town of Webb Schools where he was a stand-out member of the school’s ski and soccer teams. Learning at any early age to ski on Maple Ridge, his passion for skiing followed him for many years. Hi ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:48:33 AM
February 1, 2013
M. Elizabeth “Betty” Norris passed away in Mesa, Ariz. after a brief illness on Feb. 1. She was born in Utica, on June 9, 1939 to Leonard D. Helmer and Helen Gutchess Helmer.
She married Robert (Rusty) Norris on Dec. 31, 1967 in Las Vegas. Rusty predeceased her in 1980.
Betty is survived by her brothers William Helmer (Gail) of Old Forge, Thomas Helmer (Linda) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and brother-in-law Charles Hopsicker, husband ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:48:49 AM
January 22, 2013
Henry “Andy” DeWolf Pope passed away on Jan. 22, with his family and cherished pets by his side.
He was born on May 17, 1928, in Utica, the third of three children to Helen Smyth Pope and Thomas Brinckerhoff Pope. He had a much-loved older brother, Thomas, and a sister, Helen, whom he treasured. Andy spent most of his youth in Chicago, Ill. and Clinton where he met his life-long friend, David Ames. Some of his favorite memories were of his cars, family, a ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:48:13 AM
January 11, 2013
Morgan P. Roderick, of The Valley, Syracuse, passed away suddenly on Jan. 11, 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 Drumlins to c ...