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Sandra VanBenschoten

Jun 23, 2022

Sandra Gail Van Benschoten, 82, of Jay, New York passed away on June 23, 2022 in Lake Placid, New York. She was born on April 19, 1940 in Suffern, New York, and was the only child of Anthony and Helen (Mowerson) Locker. She grew up in Ramsey, New Jersey. Sandy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Thomas J....

Mary Lou Katz

Jun 10, 2022

Mary Lou Katz, 93, passed away on June 10, 2022, in Plattsburgh.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Katz.

Per her wishes, there will be no services.

Arrangements were entrusted to Zaumetzer Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks.


Rene Goyette, Jr.

Jun 2, 2022

Rene Y. Goyette, Jr. 86, of Peru, New York, died Thursday, June 2, 2022, at home with Hospice of the North Country with family by his side.

Rene was born in St. Chrysostom, Quebec Canada on April 5, 1936, he was the son of Rene and Mary (Baker) Goyette. He attended Keeseville Parochial School and Keeseville High School.

He served...

Christopher Kostoss

May 31, 2022

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, Captain Christopher Kostoss died by suicide. Chris was born on October 16, 1972. At the time of his death, he had been a New York State Forest Ranger for 23 years. Chris was also a dedicated member of the Wilmington Fire Department for over 10 years. He loved living and working in the Adirondacks. In...

Norman Felio

May 29, 2022

Norman Felio, 82, of Harkness passed peacefully at his home in Jay surrounded by his loving family.

Known as "Stormin' Norman," he touched the lives of many with his endless tales and jokes. He was employed by the Grand Union for 42 years, and spent 31 of those years managing the Au Sable Forks branch.

Norman is survived by his...

Nancy Carte

May 11, 2022

Nancy Ann Carte, 84 passed away at the Laurels Assisted Living Facility in Charlotte NC, on May 11, 2022.

Nancy was born September 24, 1937 in Worcester, MA to David and Constance Coughlin (Hall). She was raised in Upper Jay, NY by parents, Helen and David Coughlin. Nancy later moved to Schenectady NY, where she and her husband, Donald, resided...

Patrick Smith

May 6, 2022

Patrick J. Smith, 62, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 surrounded by his family.

Pat was born on August 20, 1959 in Keene Valley, NY, the son of Lloyd and Helen (Lozier) Smith.

Pat served in the United States Army from 1978 to 1982 and worked for the NYS Dept. of Corrections for 28 years.

He was an avid...

John Farley

Apr 21, 2022

In the early morning hours on April 21, 2022, expecting to put in his usual full day of work at the North Country Center for Independence, our father, John Joseph Farley, woke up to the smiles of our mother, Viola, and our sister, Stacy, in Heaven.

Our dad was born September 19, 1943 to our great grandparents John and Dorothy...

Geraldine LaFountain

Apr 18, 2022

Geraldine LaFountain passed away April 18, 2022 at the age of 86.

She was born on September 9, 1935, the daughter of John and Agnes (Aubin) Rushia. She married Arleigh LaFountain, Sr. and together they had six children.

Geraldine was predeceased by her husband; her parents; two siblings, Thomas Rushia and Romeo Rushia; and a son-in-law...

Eleanor Douglas

Apr 18, 2022

Eleanor (Roach) Douglas passed away on April 18, 2022 with her family at her side. "Ellie" as she was known, was born on December 29, 1936 in Plattsburgh, NY, the daughter of the late Francis D. and Agnes (Quinn) Roach.

She graduated from St. John's Academy in 1954 and from Champlain Valley Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 as...

Alfred Rougeau

Apr 15, 2022

On Friday, April 15, 2022, Alfred H. "Butch" Rougeau passed away at 83.

Alfred was born on April 24, 1938, in Au Sable Forks, NY to Henry and Kathleen (Ryan) Rougeau.

He graduated in 1957 from Au Sable Forks High School and he then served in the United States Army. He retired from the Grand Union after 42...

Richard Coe Austin

Apr 13, 2022

Richard (Dick) Austin, age 89, formerly of Niantic, CT died at his home in Keene, NY on 4/13/22 under the loving and watchful eye of his wife, Donna Reed Austin along with compassionate care from High Peaks Hospice.

Richard was born on 11/3/32 in Rahway, NJ. He was the youngest of three children of Ethel and William Austin of Cranford,...

Betty Rine

Apr 13, 2022

Betty Stellmer Rine passed away on Wednesday April 13, 2022, at her home, on Silver Lake in the Adirondacks, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on December 31, 1935 in East Stroudsburg, Pa, the daughter of Doris and Kenneth Stellmer.

Betty was Postmaster for twenty six years of Henryville, Pennsylvania. She and her family were members of Keokee...

Dorothy Huchro

Apr 8, 2022

Dorothy Elizabeth Huchro, nee Issett, age 100, of Keene Valley passed away Friday, April 8th, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. Dottie, as she was known, was born in Au Sable Forks, NY, March 8th, 1922, to Imen and Nan Issett.

After staying an extra year in grade school to help her younger brother, Monte, she graduated from Holy...

Robert Kinsman

Apr 3, 2022

Robert Kinsman, age 73, passed away unexpectedly at home on April 3, 2022.

Robert was born in Plattsburgh, NY to George Kinsman and Helen Rosenbauer. He was married to the love of his life, Jody Borden for over 30 years.

Some of his favorite things to do were to watch wildlife. He enjoyed spending his time bird...

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