Memorial Page

We would like to dedicate this page to those Sentinel Alumni who have recently passed away.

Please send us an email (in Contact section) with the information and we will post on this page for 90 days.

Jean K. Treadway

Jean K. Treadway, 92, of Chilson, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Elderwood of Ticonderoga, with her loving daughters by her side.
Born in Ticonderoga, January 28, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Katherine (Villmore) Osier.
Mrs. Treadway was a lifelong resident of Chilson. She and her husband, James Treadway, owned and operated Treadway’s Service Station in Chilson for many years. She also was employed by Glens Falls National Bank of Ticonderoga for several years. She later owned and operated a Health Food Store in Chilson for several years.
Jean was a member of the Chilson Methodist Church. She was a member of the Chilson Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was instrumental in organizing the Chilson Annual Dinner Dance.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, James F. Treadway and also by her son, Charles Treadway.
Survivors include her two daughters, Judy Donovan and her husband, Pat and Kimberly Olcott and her husband, Shawn, all of Chilson. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Patricia Donovan, Matthew Donovan, Shannon Bent, Victoria Loner, Corey Robbins, and Mersadie Olcott-Mascarenas; and seven great-grandchildren, Shavonna Bent, Seth Bent, Max Adt, James Robbins, Oaklee Olcott, Crickett Robbins and Alexander Loner; and many nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will take place in the spring at the family plot of the Chilson Community Cemetery.

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Betty Jean “B.J.” Davis

Betty Jean “B.J.” Davis, 89, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Elderwood of Ticonderoga.
Born in Ticonderoga, April 7, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Mary E. (Hingston) Norton.
B.J. was a resident of Ticonderoga for most of her life. Through the years, she was involved as a fund raiser and supporter of many local organizations, including St. Mary’s School, B.P.W., Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Moses-Ludington Hospital, Ticonderoga Kiwanis Club, and Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce.
She worked for many years with her husband, Graham Davis, in his home maintenance business.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Graham Davis on October 2, 1993.
Survivors include her four children, Lewis R. Launderville of Ivor, Virginia, Glen R. Davis of Ithaca, NY, Starr R. Pelerin of Ticonderoga and Indie Cooper-Guzman of South River, New Jersey; one step-son-Jim Davis of Ticonderoga; and two sisters, Rosalie Nichols of Ballston Spa and Shirley Norton of Albany. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the Spring at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga.
The Rite of Committal will follow at the family plot of St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery of Ticonderoga.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com
B.J.’s family would like to extend sincere appreciation to the entire staff of Elderwood at Ticonderoga – Adirondack Unit and High Peaks Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations in B.J.’s memory may be made to High Peaks Hospice, P.O. Box 205, Mineville, NY 12956

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Marc Paul Wilson

Marc Paul Wilson, 60, passed away January 06, 2020 at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. Marc was born on July 26, 1959 in Ticonderoga New York to Paul and Donna Wilson. Marc joined the United States Air Force in 1978, where he lived in Okinawa, Japan; Castle Air Force Base, California; Clark Air Force Base, Philippines; Grand Forks Air Force Base; Anderson Air Force Base; McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey he later retired from the Air Force in 1998. On August 05, 1988 he married his lifelong wife Emeliza (Liza) Wilson, together they made their journey to Alaska in 1998 where they became residents of Wasilla, Alaska. Marc enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing, camping, sports and the love for firearms.

Marc is survived by his wife Emeliza Wilson; mother Donna Wilson; sons Paul and Zachary Wilson; sisters Cheryl Burris, Vickie Griffin, Kim Wilson; and brother Steve Wilson.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 18, 2020, at Janssen’s Mat-Su Funeral Home 6901 E. Blue Lupine Drive Wasilla, Alaska at 1:00 pm. Following the Memorial Service will be a reception from 2:00-4:00 pm at Janssen’s Mat-Su Funeral Home.

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Shirley Bain Randall

Shirley Bain Randall, of Putnam Station, passed away on December 24, 2019.

She was born on August 17, 1934, the youngest of 12 children, born to William H. and Margaret O’Connor Bain. She was their last surviving child and the widow of Samuel B. Randall.

Her children are Barbara (Jerry) Greer, Sherry (Ken) Kuhl, Rusty (Marie) Moore and Randy (Peggy) Moore. She loved her ten grandchildren: Karla Vigliotti, Jada Beaudet, Jessyka Peeters, Patrick Moore, Erika Kuhl, Jeff Greer, Matt Moore, Kris Kuhl, Allen Moore and Amy Smith. In addition, she had eighteen precious great-grandchildren: Gabe and Kam Vigliotti, Madison and Emma Beaudet, Samee and Lexee St. Denis, Colten and Mayzee Peeters, Addy and Evie Greer, Riley Moore, Kaedence, Addy and Cooper Moore, Raegan, Cashton, Kelton and Deakon Smith. She held a special place in her heart for her friends, Annie and Bill.

Shirley graduated from Fulton Montgomery Community College as a Registered Nurse and worked at Moses-Ludington Nursing Home for many years retiring as Assistant Director of Nursing. Her career choice of nurse and caregiver are a testament to her dedication to humankind.

She has been a Councilperson on the Putnam Town Board for a total of 28 years. She was a member of the Putnam Log Chapel which was constructed by her father. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was very proud to be a charter member of the Putnam Founders Scholarship Fund for Putnam students.

Shirl has always been most loving, caring, and helpful to her friends, family and the entire Putnam Community.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall of Ticonderoga.

A Graveside Service will take place in the Spring at the family plot of the Meadow Knoll Cemetery of Putnam Station.

Donations in Shirl’s memory can me made to the Putnam Founders Scholarship Fund, c/o Gerald Espenshade, 135 County Rte. 2, Putnam Station, NY 12861.

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Joan Ann Forkas

Joan Ann Forkas, 82, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Elderwood of Ticonderoga.
Born in Ticonderoga, November 1, 1937, she was daughter of the late Kenneth E. and Dorothy H. (Bacon) Woodard.
Joan was a graduate of Ticonderoga High School, Class of 1955.
She was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga and was self-employed as a Beautician for many years.
Joan was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was pre-deceased by her husband of 53 years, Joseph R. Forkas on July 22, 2015. She was also pre-deceased by four brothers, Kenneth Woodard, Jr., Gilbert Woodard, James Woodard and Percy Woodard; and by one sister, Adele F. Jones.
Survivors include her three sons, Thomas J. Forkas, Louis J. Forkas and Stephen M. Forkas, all of Ticonderoga; four sisters, Nancy LaTour of Hague, Kathy Flores of Glens Falls, Rosemary Moore of Putnam Station, and Linda Woodard of Putnam Station. She is also survived by four granddaughters, Sara, Samantha Joe, Jessica and Naomi; and three great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends may Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.
A Funeral Service will follow on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
The Rite of Committal will take place in the Spring at the family plot of the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Ticonderoga.

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Thomas F. Blanchard

Thomas F. Blanchard, 72, of Crown Point, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at his residence.
Born in Ticonderoga, August 15, 1947, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy (Trainor) Blanchard.
Mr. Blanchard was employed in the Commissary of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base for many years.
Tom loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was well known by many as “the Whistler”.
Survivors include his companion of 31 years, Veronica “Roni” Olcott; three children, James Blanchard of Ticonderoga, Andrea Blanchard of Catskill, and Julie Hanson of Dannemora; three sisters, Rose Allen of Ticonderoga, Joan Pulling of Ticonderoga and Ramona Jordan of Paradox; four brothers, Paul Blanchard of Crown Point, Robert Blanchard of Queensbury, Gary Blanchard of Manchester, New Hampshire, and John Blanchard of Port Henry; Roni’s three sons, Bob Olcott, Eric Olcott and Scott Olcott; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by two brothers, James Blanchard and Charles Blanchard; and one sister, Jane Mason.
There will be no public funeral services.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

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John David Porter

John David Porter, 67, formerly of Ticonderoga, NY and most recently of Salem, NY, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Saratoga Hospital.
Born in Ticonderoga, NY on April 24, 1952, he was the son of the late Howard C. and Aida Dina (Rosso) Porter.
John was employed as a Correction Officer for Great Meadow of Comstock, NY for 22 years until his retirement in 2010.
He was a musician and in his younger years, he was a drummer in a Rock & Roll Band called Freedom. He later enjoyed country music.
John loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and ice fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his daughter, Sarah Lynn Porter, and by his brother, Howard J. Porter.
Survivors include his wife of 7 years, Nancy Porter; his five children, Mike Taylor of Rhode Island, John David teRiele of Rome, NY, Chelsea St. Dennis of Elizabethtown, John Porter, Jr. of Ticonderoga, and Jesse LaRose of Colorado; and 14 grandchildren; three step-children, Jennifer Notte , Thomas Notte, and Heather Notte all of Rutland, VT, and 11 step-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Linda M. Edmond and Deborah J. Wilson both of Mobile, Alabama, two brothers, Michael T. Porter and William P. Porter both of Ticonderoga; and many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved german shephard, Meko.
A Graveside Service will take place in the Spring at the family plot of the May Memorial Cemetery of Hague.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

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Janice H. Morse

Janice H. Morse, 83, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at her residence.
Born in Ticonderoga, October 26, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Constance (Clodgo) Curtis.
Janice was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga. She was employed by J.J. Newberry’s of Ticonderoga as a Sales Clerk for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Douglas E. Morse. They were married on June 2, 1962. She is also survived by two sons, Dayne H. Schryer of Ticonderoga and Douglas Morse, Jr. of Great Falls, Montana; one daughter, Rhonda M. Beals of Eatonville, WA; two brothers, Kenneth C. Curtis and Thomas Curtis, both of Ticonderoga; three sisters, Jacqueline Pelerin, Norma Gilbo and Barbara Cobb, all of Ticonderoga; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by two brothers, Melvyn Curtis and Reginald Curtis.
There are no services scheduled.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

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Phillip A. Huestis

Phillip A. Huestis, age 78, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
Phil was born at home in Streetroad, Ticonderoga on June 13, 1941, the son of Altus “Pete” Huestis and Amanda (Provoncha) Huestis.
He graduated from Ticonderoga High School, Class of 1958, where he played football.
He was a member of the New York State Army National Guard for over 20 years.
Since he was old enough to drive a farm tractor, Phil worked on the family farm with his grandfather, Burt Huestis, his father “Pete” Huestis, his brother John “Jack” Huestis and his oldest son, Phillip M. Huestis. He and his wife, Tina ran a vegetable stand on Streetroad for 24 years until 2014.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Jack Huestis; and his son Daniel Huestis.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 59 years, Justina (Rooker) Huestis; and their three children, Phillip M. Huestis (Timi Joy) of Ticonderoga, Amy Huestis Bean (Thomas) of Manassas, Virginia, and Todd Huestis of Ticonderoga; plus his eight grandchildren, Joshua Huestis, Dalton Huestis, Emily Bean, Amanda Bean, Andrew Bean, Colton Huestis, Kylee Huestis and Brock Huestis; and also his sister, Nancy Delage of Red Hook, NY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends may call Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Tyler, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga, will officiate.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in the Spring.
The family wishes to thank High Peaks Hospice and the Lamoille Ambulance Squad and personnel for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of one’s choice.

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Timothy Michael Fleury

Timothy Michael Fleury, 32, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Ticonderoga, December 6, 1986, he is the son of Randy and Mary (Ashe) Fleury of Ticonderoga.
Timothy was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga.
He was an avid outdoorsman and he especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a loving father and his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and many friends.
Survivors in addition to his parents, include his two daughters, Mersaydes Alysabeth Fleury and Laila Navaeh Rose Johansen; his two brothers, David Fleury of Crown Point and Justin Fleury of Ticonderoga; and his fiance’, Angela McFall. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends may call Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.
A Funeral Service will follow at 4 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Roessler, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Cross of Ticonderoga, will officiate.
Interment will take place at a later date at the family plot of the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Ticonderoga.

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Patricia Ann Blowers

Patricia Ann Blowers, 76, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Ticonderoga, March 6, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Desjadon) Vradenburg.
Mrs. Blowers was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga and a 1962 graduate of Ticonderoga High School.
For many years, she was a babysitter and child care provider for many local children in the neighborhood, having cared for up to fourteen children at one time.
She served as the Ticonderoga Little League Treasurer for 16 years, and also served as a Girl Scout Leader and Cub Master for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Ralph A. Blowers; one daughter, Barbara Cox and her husband, Randy of Lee Center, NY, two sons, Master Sgt. U.S. Air Force Ret. Timothy Blowers of Hinton, Iowa and Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force Michael Blowers and his wife Sarah of Goodyear, Arizona; one sister, Mary Gonyo; and three brothers, Donald Vradenburg, William Vradenburg, and Frederick Vradenburg. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will take place in the Spring at the First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga, followed by burial at the family plot of the Valley View Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

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Gary Lee Wells

Gary Lee Wells, 65, of Rutland, VT passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 10, 2019.
Born in Glens Falls, NY, August 22, 1954, he was the son of the late William S. Wells and Anna Mae (Fish) Wells, who survives him.
Gary grew up in Ticonderoga, New York and was a graduate of Ticonderoga High School. He lived most of his adult life in Rutland County, Vermont.
He was a member of the Wallingford, VT Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
Gary enjoyed hunting with his father and brothers, and had a great love of photography.
Most recently he was employed as a Caretaker for the NYS Hearth Stone Campground of Lake George.
Survivors include his mother, Anna Mae Wells of Ticonderoga, NY; two daughters, Tonya Wells of Mendon, VT and Kylee Wells of West Rutland, VT; two brothers, William Wells of Hague, NY and Duane Wells of California; one sister, Jacqueline Porth of Rhode Island; four grandchildren, Alexia, Hailey, Izabel and Caden and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion, Carol Griffen.
In addition to his father, he was pre-deceased by one daughter, Jessica Wells.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.

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Joan Elizabeth LaBounty

Joan Elizabeth LaBounty, 88, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Elderwood Nursing Home of Ticonderoga.
Born October 2, 1931, in Ticonderoga, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Mildred (Crossman) Wisell.
Joan was a lifetime resident of Ticonderoga. She was employed by the E.M.A. of Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge for many years.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Thomas LaBounty on February 17, 2008.
Survivors include her daughter, Kimberly Ferguson of Ticonderoga; her son, Kendal Mott and his wife, Fawn, of Ticonderoga; three step-children, Thomas LaBounty of Mountain Home, North Carolina, Robert LaBounty of Ticonderoga, and Donna Thompson of Schroon Lake; two brothers, Walter “Bud” Wisell of California and Jack Wisell of New York City. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Nicole Nadeau, Charles Nadeau, Jason Nadeau, Kristina Melton, Samantha Ferguson, Jonathan Ferguson, Rachel Mott, Jessica Farmosa, and Rebecca Norton; eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will take place at Kendal’s home, 159 Shore Airport Road, Ticonderoga, on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

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John M. “Butch” Russell, Sr.

John M. “Butch” Russell, Sr., 73, of Ticonderoga, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 25, 2019.
Born in Ticonderoga, August 19, 1946, he was the son of the late James and Hilda (Benway) Russell.
Mr. Russell was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War.
He was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga. He was employed by Grand Union and most recently, International Paper Company.
Butch was an avid fisherman and hunter of the Adirondacks. One of his greatest passions was fishing and he truly enjoyed sharing his knowledge and fishing tales with his many friends. Throughout the years, it brought him great joy to share his expert fishing skills with the younger generation.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda R. (Duval) Russell; two children, John Russell, Jr and his wife, Victoria of Crown Point and Renee Swinton and her fiancé, Brian Kennedy of Hague; five grandchildren, Jarrett, Ryan, Christopher, Fallon and Brady.
There will be a Celebration of Life, Friday November 1, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Ticonderoga.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Ticonderoga Emergency Squad.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

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