We celebrate the lives of fellow 46ers who are now climbing the celestial hills, wishing them peace.

Richard G. Albro #3016
Richard “Dick” Albro
April 25, 1939 – January 13, 2017

Richard “Dick” Albro passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on January 13, 2017 in Sarasota, FL due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 77 years old. Mr. Albro was born on April 25, 1939 in Cato, NY to his parents, Arthur and Marion Albro. He graduated from Cato-Meridian High School and went on to DeVry University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1959. He married Constance (Middleton) Albro in 1959. They resided in Bridgeport, NY with their four children. Dick began his career at Syracuse University’s, Newhouse School and then went on to spend 45 years at WIXT TV, ensuring cameras and equipment was in top condition, retiring as Chief Engineer. He retired in 2004 when he and Constance split their time between their home on the St. Lawrence River and in Englewood, FL. Dick spent his time in New York installing electronics in yachts, joining his two loves, boating and electronics mastery. While in Florida he led the Audio Visual Department for Englewood Performing Arts Series held at his local church, Englewood Methodist Church. He also enjoyed playing his ukulele and banjo, and fishing with friends. The word around town is that he was the best Sail Fish Fisherman in the south!

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Albro and Everett Albro.

Mr. Albro is survived by his wife, Constance; two sons, Michael Albro and Christopher Albro; two daughters, Kelly Albro Hill and Jennifer Muhle; nine grandchildren, Carl Hill, Jr., Kathryn Hill, Dalton Stafford, Eric Albro, Kelcie Albro, Robert Hill, Sam Hill, Tessa Muhle, and Bauer Muhle, as well as one great-grandchild, Rayne Stafford; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM, immediately followed by a Funeral Service in celebration of Richard’s life at the THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse, NY. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mr. Albro’s life. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Cato, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Service Dogs of America at www.servicedogsamerica.org.

Rita G. Pettigrew #1189

Rita Pettigrew (95) lived a fulfilling life, filled with adventure, education, and community service. She will be remembered for her love of travel, her passion for teaching, and her kind-hearted nature.

Rita was born in Austin, and lived in Lubbock, Tahoka and upper New York. She graduated from the University of Texas and taught for over 20 years.

She enjoyed sailing, gardening, hiking and volunteering. She traveled around the world twice. Rita was a member of the 46er club after hiking 46 peaks of the Adirondacks. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels for over 25 years.

Her Celebration of Life will be June 7th at 10 am at First Christian Church in Lubbock.

In lieu of flowers, the estate of Rita Pettigrew humbly asks that you donate to one of her most cherished organizations Meals on Wheels.

A full obituary is available on Agape Funeral website.

John P. ‘Jack’ Freeman #1327W

John Paul Freeman Obituary
Jack Freeman (1937-2024) chemist, mountaineer, author, and singer.

At the age of seven, John Paul “Jack” Freeman was invited to sing in the Choir of Men and Boys at the Washington National Cathedral while attending the St. Albans School on the cathedral grounds. That training, plus his experiences as a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout, were formative in a life engaged in hiking, caving, mountain climbing, and singing baritone parts in Liturgical and bluegrass music. Jack was born on August 30, 1937, in Washington, D.C., the elder son of Mary Paul and John Elmer Freeman. In the spring of 1948, the family of four moved to Atlanta, where Jack soon joined Troop 59 at Peachtree Road Methodist Church. He attended North Fulton High School from 1952-55 and there met his future wife, Martha “Tillie” Page.

In 1963, Jack obtained the BS degree in organic chemistry at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, meanwhile exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains. A few years later he earned the Masters in organic chemistry from the University of Washington while also hiking in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains and singing in the Compline Choir directed by composer Peter Hallock at Seattle’s St. Mark’s Cathedral.

Jack pursued his PhD in chemistry at Ohio State University. There he met other adventure enthusiasts and became active in the Cave Research Foundation at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, exploring, mapping, and finding connections to other nearby caves. In 1965, he was invited to be a field assistant of polar studies at the Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Yukon Territory in Canada. This led to an invitation from the Institute of Polar Studies at Ohio State to work for several months in late 1969 as a field assistant at Byrd Station in Antarctica.

After completing his PhD thesis, Jack accepted a position as research chemist at Eastman Kodak. While living in Rochester, New York, and Beverly, Massachusetts, he continued volunteer activities with the Cave Research Foundation and made camping and backpacking ventures in the Adirondacks and mountaineering excursions in Switzerland. He served as chairman of the Rochester chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) as well as a board member of the ADK. He climbed all 46 Adirondack High Peaks and then repeated the endeavor in winter. Then, looking for a new challenge, Jack joined various friends around the U.S. to experience the high point of each of the 50 states. On one of the lesser state challenges, he happily escorted an elderly retired public-school teacher and lifetime resident of Hartselle, Alabama, to the top of Mississippi’s Woodall Mountain. In 1978, Jack and several of his close friends reached the summit of Denali (Mount McKinley), an excursion lasting four weeks up and four days down.

After retiring from Kodak, Jack relocated to Glens Falls, New York, and took a job with the ADK in outreach and conservation, meanwhile paying special attention to the formation of volunteer groups to restore the fire towers in New York State mountains. This led him to write the book, Views from on High: Fire Tower Trails in the Adirondacks and Catskills, published by the ADK, which has since revised and expanded it in a second edition. Eleven years into his second job, he retired again and became a volunteer.

At the age of 70, Jack married Tillie, his long-ago high school prom date and classical Oboist, and together they rounded up their 1950s Boy and Girl Scout friends into a group they called Ancient Scouts of North Atlanta. The Ancient Scouts continued to meet annually, reinforcing old friendships and enjoying new adventures. Jack died, Saturday evening, March 9, 2024, in Ogdensburg, New York, while in the diligent care of Tillie and the staff of the nonprofit St. Joseph’s Home.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Clifford Walker #95

Nola Royce #1399W

Nola Royce obituary, 1945-2024, Albany, NY
ABOUT Syracuse University
Celebration of Life
April 27, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bethlehem YMCA

BETHLEHEM – Nola Royce, 78, musician – clarinet, hiking legend and climate advocate, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, N.Y. She was admitted on 3/11/2024 with pulmonary edema. Born on September 21, 1945, in Queens, N.Y. to Raphael Rhodes and Irma Gilbert, she was predeceased by her younger sister, Enid Rhodes. Nola graduated from the Performing Arts High School in NYC and received her B.A. degree in Psychology at Syracuse University in 1967. She worked for the Capital Region BOCES school system as a Senior Administrator until she retired and worked part-time at Too Life! Until 2012. She was a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor and yoga teacher at the Bethlehem YMCA from 2004 until February 2024.

Nola will forever be known as a leader in trekking expeditions in the great outdoors. At just under five feet in height and light as a feather, Nola would hike with a pack twice her size. She was diminutive but fierce and formidable as the mountains she summited. Some of her ambitious conquests included summiting mountains on all seven continents. That list included Mount Vinson (Antarctica), Peak Lenin (Russia) Denali (Alaska), Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Base Camp at Mount Everest.

Despite medical setbacks – cancer, hip surgery, heart attacks – there was nothing that would keep Nola from accomplishing her goals. Just shy of her 65th birthday, she finished her 54 Colorado high peaks over 14 thousand feet. Nola was a long-established member and hike leader of several local and regional hiking clubs including the ADK 46-ers and Catskill 3500 Club.

When not hiking, she donated her time to Cap Rep, The Egg and the Honest Weight Food Coop. Nola was an early activist for the women’s rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s. She rallied for economic justice and reproductive rights. She was deeply affected by politics and encouraged young people to vote.

Nola is survived by her fluffy feline, Shadow and a vast circle of close friends. All who knew her were inspired and empowered by her dedication to exercise and passion to educate. May her spirit soar with the best of the best on heaven’s peaks.

A celebration of Nola’s life will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 11-2 p.m. at the Bethlehem YMCA. Instead of flowers, please donate to the Adirondack 46-ers online at ADK46ER.ORG.

Timothy Yeatman Hayward #209

Timothy Yeatman Hayward MIDDLESEX — Timothy Yeatman Hayward of Middlesex, Vermont, passed away on March 17th, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born September 9, 1941, the son of the late Ruth Morison Faulkner of Keene, New Hampshire, and the late Richard Folsom Hayward of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a Marine, mentor, advisor, consigliere, dear friend, devoted husband, and loving father.

He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Susan Cady Hayward and their three children; daughter Heidi Urish and her husband Steven Urish and their three children Emily, Annie and Caroline all of Raleigh, North Carolina; son Nathaniel and his wife Katherine Krebs and their two sons Samuel and Joseph of South Hero, Vermont; and son Zachary and his wife Christina Steinbrecher and their daughter Kaelyn and son Gregory of Middlesex. He is also survived by his Hayward half-brothers; Richard of Jonesborough, Tennessee and his wife, Vivian, and daughter, Yvette; Philip of Alexandria, Virginia, and his wife, Polly, and their daughter, Clara; Jonathan of Elizabethton, Tennessee; and Alex of Richmond, Virginia. And, of course his canine sons, Liam and Brady.

He was predeceased by his sister Ellen Roentsch of Keene, NH; his brother James Duncan of Middlesex; and a half-brother, Geoffrey of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his beloved dogs; Freckles, Alex, Nicki, Sheka, Morris, Nina, Niko, Tyler, Tucker, as well as his granddogs; Bailey, Wilson, Sicily, Dharma, Rocky, Mya, Cotty, Molly, and Huckleberry.

Tim grew up in Keene, New Hampshire and Milton, Massachusetts. He was a 1960 graduate of Milton Academy and the Middlebury College Class of 1964. He served as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1967, reaching the rank of Captain. This experience profoundly shaped his life. Tim was proud of his service in the Marine Corps, and valued the lessons learned in completing Officer Candidate School. These lessons became ingrained in his character and served him well. The self-discipline, mental fortitude, leadership skills, integrity, and unwavering commitment to the task at hand stayed with him for life.

Upon his discharge from active duty, he returned to the Boston area and took a job that trained him in computer programming. He married Susan Cady, the sister of a college friend, in June of 1968 and they moved to Vermont in December of that year. He was hired as a senior analyst/programmer at National Life Insurance Company where he worked until February of 1974. During his time at National Life, he also became involved in local Republican politics. He served on the Town, County, and State Party committees as well as on the Middlesex School Board.

From 1985-2002 Tim worked as the president of the Vermont Bankers Association. He poured himself into this work, helping to strengthen and modernize a rapidly evolving banking industry in the state. Throughout his life, Tim served as the behind-the-scenes director and quiet confidant to Vermont’s most prominent leaders. Tim served one term in the Vermont House of Representatives in the 1970s as the member from Middlesex, where he got to know future governor and lifelong friend, Jim Douglas.

In 1974, Jim Jeffords asked Tim to manage his first campaign for US House of Representatives; the campaign was a success, launching Jeffords’ 30-year career as a Congressman and Senator. Governor Dick Snelling hired Tim as a member of his executive staff in 1978; he served in senior positions throughout Snelling’s first tenure ending in 1985. In 2002, Governor Jim Douglas tapped Tim to manage his gubernatorial transition; Tim went on to serve as Douglas’ chief of staff for all eight years in office. He was especially proud of his efforts with Governor Douglas to strengthen relations with the Province of Quebec and to advance Vermont’s interests through the National Governors Association. To his colleagues in the Douglas Administration, Tim was known as “Chief” – the name itself honoring Tim’s loyalty, integrity, and service. Even after he’d long left government, when Governor Phil Scott was elected in 2016, he asked the Chief to come back into public service and manage his transition into office.

In all these roles, Tim’s love of Vermont and her people burned bright. With a deep sense of duty, he worked tirelessly to ensure the State was well-run and responsive to the people it served. As Tim’s dear friend Tom Evslin wrote, “Tim has been the greatest force for good and effective government in Vermont that you never heard of.” Tim always relished a good challenge.

In 1961 when he climbed Gray Mountain, he became an Adirondack 46er, having climbed all 46 peaks over 4,000 feet, half of which were then truly trailless. In the summer of 1990, he joined his son Nathaniel on the summit of Seymour Mountain as he celebrated becoming a 46er as well. Fifty years to the day after Tim became a 46er on Gray he joined son Zachary in achieving the same feat on the same peak.

Speaking of challenges, after graduating from Middlebury in May 1964 and before going on active duty in the Marines in August, Tim hitchhiked roundtrip from Boston to Anchorage, Alaska. His Marine service instilled in him a love of running, particularly the dirt roads and trails near his home. In his 70s, Tim picked up running again. He challenged himself to run every road in the Town of Middlesex, and did. He twice participated with former Douglas Administration colleagues in the 100-on-100 Relay Race down the spine of Vermont; Douglas himself drove the support van. The Worcester mountains served as his backyard, and he climbed Hunger Mountain with his friends, family, and dogs hundreds of times.

For many years, Tim and Sue hosted the “Hunger Mountain Challenge” – a 4-mile, white-knuckle sprint from the top of Hunger down to their home in Middlesex. Tim would revel in the madness of the mud and blood-spattered spectacle, but most of all, he was just happy to have his family and friends close. The bonds of family meant everything to him as did his ties to generations past; those who forged who we are today. He captured much of his life story in an autobiography to provide a bridge of understanding for those yet to come. He also wrote a book of poems to express his observations of nature, and philosophy.

Tim was not religious, but he loved classical music, the hymns of old and their great poetry. One of his passions was sitting at his pump organ, playing a seemingly unending medley of his favorites. His family knew this as his meditation and means of staying patient while waiting for his family (Sue) to get ready to leave the house.

Tim wanted to thank all of his medical “team” for their expertise and allowing him more time on the stage of life, and most particularly Sue for her love, care, and patience. His family would especially like to thank the Intensive Care and Palliative Care teams at Central Vermont Medical Center. Their tender care in the final week of his life was remarkable. Drs Murphy, Parker, and Crainich; Abbey and Patsy; Rebecca, Joseph, Megan, Dennis and the rest of the nursing team. Thank You All for taking such good care of our Fafa. A celebration of Tim’s life will be held this summer, when the trails are dry and the skies are clear. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

Stephen P. Elliott #3656

Dr. Abel Edward Blackmar III #126

Emerson Ellett #4965W

David Mack #2561

Donald C Mclean #2822

Joseph W. Coughlin #1713

Michael L Hough #9427

George W Miller #5389

Jeannette Frost Jones #445

DEATH – 9 Feb 2007 (aged 91)

Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA

The funeral for Jeannette F. Jones, 91, formerly of 1200 Jewell Drive and 708 Davidson St., will be in spring. Burial in Williamstown Cemetery also will be in spring.

Mrs. Jones died Friday at Samaritan Medical Center, where she had been a patient for two days. She had resided at Samaritan Keep Home since August. Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

Born Jan. 10, 1916, in Williams-town, daughter of Joseph A. and Eleanor French Frost, she attended Williamstown and Camden schools. She graduated from Houghton College in 1938 with a degree in music education and later earned a master’s degree from Syracuse University. She taught music in the Cleveland area for three years and at Clayton Central School for seven years.

She married Norman C. Jones on July 17, 1948, and continued to teach as a substitute, while helping to raise his three children.

The couple became members of the Adirondack 46ers, after climbing the 46 highest peaks of the Adirondack Mountains.

Mrs. Jones painted decoys, which were carved by her husband and displayed at several area shows. She also played violin in the Watertown Civic Orchestra, spent summers at their cottage on Pillar Point and participated in activities at First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Jones died Jan. 30, 1998. Mrs. Jones resided at Ives Hill Retirement Community from 1998 to 2006.

Surviving are a stepdaughter and her husband; a stepson and his wife; seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A stepdaughter, Anne Jones Pillars, a brother, Llewellyn Frost, and a sister, Esther Butler, died before her. Donations may be made to Watertown Musicales, in care of Jeanine Johnson, North Country Music, 1043 Arsenal St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601, or First United Methodist Church, 236 Mullin St., Watertown. Watertown Daily Times (NY) – Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Robert G Henckel #596

Kip Patnode Smith #1647

Ruth B. M. Robinson #3213

Friedel Schunk #1468

Dan Burks #5876

Gary Huse #277

Richard T. Furman #3269

Gordon “Vic” Parmelee #873

Gorden K. Skinner #815

Raymond Fortman #5142

Bob Zayhowski #2898W

Robert A Veino #2041W

John E Winkler #1279

Betty Lou Bailey #1712

Raymond B Held #2007WV

John R. Yuill #990

John Robertson Yuill, of Pittsfield, MA, passed away on March 21, 2023 at the age of 83.

John was born in Bridgeport, CT to Lillian Robertson and James Yuill. He graduated from North Syracuse High School, and entered the United States Navy, where he was an electrical technician aboard the USS Trigger (SS 564).

John married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Ann Hines, and raised a family of three while residing in North Syracuse, NY. John attended Syracuse University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. John was employed at General Electric for 45 years.

He had a deep appreciation of nature, was a member of a Search and Rescue Team and was an avid hiker. In 1973, John received recognition for accomplishing his goal of climbing all 46 Adirondack Mountains and became a proud member of the “Adirondack 46-ers”. John was an avid bicyclist, clocking well over 50,000 miles and organizing many group rides, a long-standing member of the Berkshire Bike Path Council and enjoyed assisting with future path planning of the Ashuwillticook Trail. John was also a volunteer Little League coach and enjoyed practicing baseball with his sons in the backyard, which was often the gathering spot for neighborhood games.

John is survived by his children Michael John Yuill (Mary Larson Yuill), Lisa Yuill Ricketts (Kevin Ricketts), Stephen James Yuill as well as two granddaughters, Kelly Ann Ricketts and Jessica Elaine Ricketts. He also leaves behind his brother Richard Yuill (Jan) and six nieces. John was predeceased by his wife Shirley Yuill and his sister Mary Yuill.

Funeral Notice:
Cherishing the memories he has made with his loved ones, John has requested no visiting or calling hours and a private funeral will take place at the convenience of the family.

Frank J. Traver #2341

Sarah (Sally) Louise Warner #1400

Richard J. Gaffney #4548

Nancy G. Slack #2738

Armond Spencer #3180

Charles D. McCarthy #2015

Roger S. Loud #125

Bob Sachs #9276

Constantine Gletsos #3082

Frank E. Guilfoil #3416

Fred A. Johnson #1788

Fredrick J. Schnettler #851

George Marshall #2

George P. Pilkey #1878

Gerhard W. Weber #2615

Henry J. Failer #4773

Herbert Clark #1

Ike Siskind #1702

J. Arthur Honeywell #2434

Jack Kirch #7308

Jacqueline C. Bave #4469

James F. Quigley #3334

Joan R. Burchenal #843

Johanna W. Parkes #2683

Joseph H. Burchenal #845

Len P. Erkila #4364

Linda H. Combs #1394

Lois S. Wells #2684

Margaret Keating #37

Maureen T. Dooley #2455

Peter Selig #1743

Phyllis D. Robens #1150

Richard L. Macklin #39

Elizabeth O. Greene #2789

Elaine Z. Montgomery #1555

Donald M. Burness #196

Chris Bord #ASP23319

Charlie Sabatine #4449

Charles G. Mallery #1885

Bruce O. Brown #1381

Brian T. Fovel #3714

William N. Robens #1152

Robert S. Karpeles #3609

Robert L. Wall #583

Robert B. Adams #4151

John Osterlitz #1243

E. Richard Holm #7672

William “Bill” Wilson #2299

William “Bill” Wilson died peacefully in his sleep on October 16th, 2022 at age 95. He was born in a two room tenement apartment in Glasgow Scotland on March 30, 1927 and emigrated to the US with his parents in 1928, passing through Ellis Island and settling with other relatives in Niagara Falls NY. Following graduation from high school as class president, he enlisted in the Navy and served on the USS Taylor, based in San Diego. After his service, he attended and graduated from Sampson College, Hamilton College, and the University of Pennsylvania, with a Master’s in Education. With his bride, Lois, Bill moved to the North Country and began a teaching career in Croghan NY, where he met his Adirondack mentor, Jack Parsell ADK #863. Thus began Bill’s lifelong adventures in hiking, skiing, cycling, fishing, and camping in his beloved mountains. In addition to climbing the 46, he was a Northville-Lake Placid Trail finisher. He passed this love of the outdoors along to his three children, eight grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. After his teaching career, Bill worked as an Assistant Secretary of Admissions for Hamilton College, as a statistical engineering analyst for General Electric in Utica and Syracuse NY, and for the NY State Bureau of Tax Statistics in Albany NY, where he retired as Bureau Director. Bill and Lois made their home in Utica and then Schenectady for many years, where he was a member of the St. Andrews Society, the Tax Alumni Club, and local Swiss and German clubs. They enjoyed a long and happy retirement together, making numerous trips to explore their families’ roots in Scotland, England, Switzerland, and Germany. By far, his favorite outdoor activity was skiing. Accompanied by many friends and family, he traveled in pursuit of powder to 9 states, Europe, Canada, and New Zealand. With an enviably graceful style, he pointed ‘em downhill through his 90th year. Every week during ski season, he could be found at Gore Mountain, enjoying his favorite trails, followed by a beverage and camaraderie at the bar. He was predeceased by Lois, his wife of 71 years, in 2021.

Carl Holtz #4224

Donald N. McGregor #529

Robert C. Spencer #492

Leon Whitcomb Sr. #3688

Warren C. Baldwin #2612

Bruce Watson #974

Arlene Scholer #3270

Nancy Slack #2738

Joan Robertson #2233

I’ve just learned of the death of my dear friend and hiking mentor, Joan Robertson (#2233). She died in her sleep at her home in Queensbury on November 15th. Joan and her family have been very close to our family since the early 60s when she and her late husband Hammond got to know my parents. I was a preschooler at the time, and whenever we would visit their house, Joan would make sure to hide Hershey’s kisses in nooks and crannies of the old “candy tree” in their yard.

My family moved away from the Adirondacks in 1971, but always stayed in touch with Joan and Ham. They would visit us during our summer trips to our camp on Goodnow Flow in Newcomb, always sure to bring a fresh-baked treat and a bag of cheese puffs, my dad’s favorite. I can vividly see her sharing the bag with my dad while sitting around the picnic table as they talked and laughed.

In my 20s, I remember Joan telling stories about her hikes of the 46. This was back at a time when there were still legit trail-less peaks, and women were less common in the woods than they are today. She piqued my interest in the 46, even sending me a suggested list of how to tackle them most efficiently. I lived many hours away, and she knew that I needed to make the most of my brief time in the woods each year.

As I leaned more about the peaks, I would sometimes ask her, “Gosh, Joan, isn’t that a long hike?” or “Isn’t that a tough peak?” She would inevitably brush it off and say, “Oh it’s easy. All you need to do is scamper up this one, then run up that one quick, and you’ll be done in no time!” What an indomitable spirit. Joan was an avid lover of the outdoors, and was active in the Audubon Society, the Girl Scouts, and AAUW. She was a Commissioner on the Lake George Park Commission for many years.

Joan had an outsized impact on my life, and on the lives of so many others. She was an amazing ball of curiosity, energy, and enthusiasm. I would not have attempted, let alone finished my 46 without her in my life. She was my Grace. Thank you, Joan.

Richard B. Mallinson #782W

I am finally reporting the death of my beloved husband, Richard B. Mallinson #782W. He died on November 11, 2018 of a stroke.

Richard B. Mallinson started climbing ADK mountains in 1970, and climbed and worked as a trail crew member for more than three decades whenever his work schedule allowed him.

He held a PHD in Physics, was a brilliant mathematician, and a lover of classical music.

He was a passionate advocate of social justice and equity for especially those under-privileged.

His career includes working for the Apollo Moon Landing project, Flight Simulation and a consulting firm for Engineering Analysis & Design Development. He won many awards including the United States Patents for his inventions and National Merit Scholarship to study physics at Harvard University after being the valedictorian of his High School.

Danielle Papa #9561
Danielle Papa #9561
Obituary of Danielle Amber Papa
1981 – 2022

Danielle Amber Papa of Fonda and Schaghticoke, passed away suddenly in New Hampshire Sept. 4, doing what she loved most; traveling to, and hiking the many area mountains.

Born December 17, 1981, she was the daughter of Diane D. Carpenter and Andrew F. Papa, Jr. of Fonda.

She was a Class of 2000 graduate of Fonda-Fultonville Central School. She attended Boston University where she received B.A.’s in Classical Civilizations and Philosophy; Northeastern University where she received an M.B.A; and The New England College of Business and Finance where she received an M.S. in Business Ethics and Compliance.

Dani was employed as a Management Specialist 2 at the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General in Albany since 2013. While there, she continued her education and was able to add “CPC-A, CPIP” to her signature.

While in Boston, Danielle volunteered her spare time to several of the local homeless shelters and food kitchens. After returning to the Albany area, she offered that time to local animal shelters and rescues, like Out-of-the-Pits.

Dani was member #9561 of the Adirondack 46ers Club, having climbed all 46 of the Adirondack’s highest peaks in her first year’s attempt in 2016. She has also hiked in Yellowstone, California, Vermont and New Hampshire; and had been an editor on the ADK Backcountry Hikers Facebook page.

She is survived by her longtime hiking partner and fiancé Ian Hamelin; her fur babies Emma and Max; her twin sister Desiree (Jeremy) Krizan and their children Jeremy Jr., Christopher and Isabella; her parents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Always the free spirit, Danielle loved a party; loved hiking; and loved being “Aunt Dani”.

The family would like to thank the Berlin Fire Department and EMS, the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue, and the New Hampshire National Guard for their assistance in providing Dani aid.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Jackson & Betz Family Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville, NY 12072, on Friday September 16, 2022, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Donations in Dani’s honor can be made to 46Climbs Suicide Prevention Program, or to any of the above organizations.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Danielle Papa, please visit Tribute Store

Calling Hours
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, September 16, 2022
Jackson & Betz Funeral Home
15 Main Street
Fultonville, New York, United States

John F. Moynihan #4538

Floyd Moore #93


Floyd G. Moore, 95, passed peacefully in Hudson, NY on August 20th, 2022. Born in Root, New York to his late parents, Floyd G. and Sarah (Franz) Moore. After graduating from Fonda-Fultonville High School, he was drafted into the United States Army. He was honorably discharged and continued his education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received his degree in accounting.

He worked at numerous firms as a public accountant, retiring after a long career with Winkler & Company in Rotterdam, NY. On August 3, 1963, he married the former Loretta E. Schelske. Together they raised their family in Alplaus, NY.

Floyd was mechanically talented, he enjoyed learning about engines and what they could do. His passion for mechanical power inspired his son, Michael, to lead him into his brilliant career as a development engineer. An avid sports car enthusiast, and faithful fan of racing, especially the Indy 500; Floyd always wanted to be a sports car driver. He enjoyed owning a Jaguar sports car to fit his dream.

In his spare time, Floyd would head to the mountains and the great outdoors. He was a proud Adirondack 46er, publicly listed as the 93rd person to achieve this title. During his ADK adventures, he photographed beautiful scenery and captured his memories. Floyd was also a talented woodworker; he crafted many tables and furniture over the years. He held a strong faith and was active in his church, King of Kings Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Loretta Moore, and his son, Daniel Moore. Floyd was predeceased by his loving son, Michael Moore, earlier this year.

Michael Klaus #8981

Elizabeth Wadsworth #1341

Gertrude Winifred Lamb #367

It is with sadness and love that we share Gertrude Winifred Lamb, Winnie, died on Wednesday, June 29 at Mercy Living Center with family and caring staff at her bedside. Winnie was born Dec. 6, 1928 and was raised in Clintonville, NY. When she was 16 years old, she finished high school and arrived in Lake Placid to begin earning a living. She took a position at Ryan’s Maple Leaf Boarding House on Hillcrest Avenue and was embraced by the Ryan/Fagan family. She was known to attend Rommer hockey games and travel to Nitze’s for a Michigan.

Winnie was courted by Vern Lamb and they married Jan. 19, 1952, spending almost 60 years together until Vern passed on the first day of 2012. Throughout their marriage, they were both dedicated volunteers for many local, regional, national and international organizations and shared their love of Lake Placid throughout the globe.

Winnie had four children, Carol, Joe, Tracy and Tom; nine grandchildren, Erin, Brian, Emelie, Erik, Tynan, Kaleigh, Colden, Jackson and India; and seven great-grandchildren, Orion, Blake, Aurora, Breckin, Breyer, Chloe and Forrest. She was generous with her time and really enjoyed sharing Christmas with all her family and a room overflowing with presents after ringing the bell for Salvation Army.

While her children were young and in school, many mornings were spent with neighbors and other friends around her kitchen table sharing chats and coffee. One will never know all the problems of our community or the world that were solved during these “coffee clatches.”

Winnie was a helper and a doer. At most local food sales, one could find her famous apple pies or her hearty baked beans to enjoy. She worked tirelessly for local causes and spent many evenings in meetings for various local committees. Her children’s love of sports and music meant that she was often found assisting with tasks to make sure performances or competitions came off without a hitch.

Winnie’s garden graced the family home on Hillcrest Avenue for decades. The bountiful summer blossoms served as a photo op for locals and visitors alike and even led to a few Lake Placid Garden Club awards. She loved flowers, especially gladiolus, phlox and roses, and made sure she had a vase in her home year round.

In the spring of 1966, when it became obvious that Vern, Joe and Tracy would complete climbing the 46 peaks in the Adirondacks in late August, Winnie took to the High Peaks and found a passion for hiking. On Aug. 20, atop Algonquin Mountain on a gorgeous bluebird day surrounded by other climbing partners, the four of them became Adirondack 46ers! This organization became near and dear to Winnie’s heart and she became an active supporter, attending meetings and work groups for decades and serving as president from 1968-1970.

During the 1974-75 school year, our family expanded to include a foreign exchange student. Ricardo Alvarez arrived from Mexico City to experience many firsts including attending a small, rural school, new sports, and snow and cold. Richardo has since visited Lake Placid numerous times and held Vern and Winnie in his heart.

Sunday morning breakfasts were enjoyed by family, friends and visitors for decades. Visiting relatives and friends met through organizations such as the Lions Club or the Nordic sports world would gather around the dining room table to spend an hour or two sharing a banquet of pancakes, crepes, bagels, muffins and all the fixings amid laughter and conversations, some with those who spoke other languages. These mornings were always grand affairs and anyone who has ever attended will have stories to share. Later in life, Vern and Winnie would attend a later Mass then walk around Mirror Lake stopping to enjoy lunch on Main Street. They may have been spotted in a store or two.

As their children aged and began their own families, travel and photography became activities Vern and Winnie thoroughly enjoyed. Travel opportunities initially revolved around Nordic competitions or Lions Club conventions, and life-long friends were made around the world. One summer, they were joined by Winnie’s sister, Betty, and her husband, Dave, and traveled by car to famous sites all over America. The photos from attractions large and small hold memories from this special journey.

When Winnie began showing signs of aging, a group of dedicated angels, also known as caregivers, joined our family to make Mom’s life easier. We are forever grateful to each of them for sharing their gifts as she continued to live at home. In December of 2019, her needs led to her moving to Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. The staff fell in love with Winnie and cared for her with compassion. Thank you to each person who touched her life.

Please join Winnie’s family to celebrate a life well lived at M. B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 6 from 7 to 9 p.m., or her Funeral Mass at St. Agnes Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to High Peaks Hospice or a charity of your choice. A gathering to share memories will begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Redneck Bistro on Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid. Come join us, donning a hat!

The M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com to share a memory or leave condolences.