I found this card on the kitchen table at FUMC Saranac Lake this morning while helping with the Community Supper food delivery. I thought I would share this as we all experience difficulties as we negotiate the game of life, but we need to remember that we have a card in the game which we can always play through Jesus Christ!
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Lucille E. Wilson of McClelland Street, Saranac Lake died Thursday, December 18, at her home.
She was born on December 28, 1928, in Alden, NY, to Lester and Adah Dickinson . She married Arthur W. Wilson on May 5,1950. He predeceased her in June of 1987.
Lucille is survived by her six children: Laura Amell, Linda (Tom) MacPherson, A. Bill Wilson, Alane (Carl) Day, Richard Wilson and Janice (John) D'Alessandro as well as thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her brother in law, Jack Wild, and sister in law, Shirley Dickinson, also survive. Her two brothers, Gordon and Earl Dickinson, and her sister, Claire Wild predeceased her.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. The family requests that donations in memory of Lucille be made to the First United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuenralhome.com.
Donald William Collins, 74, of Rainbow Lake passed away on November, 30, 2014. Born in 1940 in Massena, New York, he was the son of William Watson Collins and Aletha (Collins) Steenberg. He married Mary Wilson on May 28, 1965 in the First Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee.
He graduated from Massena Central High School where he played football and on September 15, 2006 was inducted into Massena Central High School’s Outstanding Teams Hall of Fame. After graduating from high school, he played semipro football in New York and Canada.
Later he went to East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee where he played football and was a member of Kappa Mu Epsilion and graduated Cum Laude from ETSU with a Bachelor of Science in 1966 in Mathematics and a Master of Science in 1968 in Mathematics. In 1968, he and Mary moved to Paul Smiths, New York where he taught mathematics at Paul Smith’s College for 37 years. After retiring in January 2005, he was bestowed the title of Professor Emeritus. He enjoyed giving students and friends math problems that would linger in their minds waiting to be solved. Don served as a board member as well as commissioner of the Saranac Lake Pee Wee Hockey Association; he later became president from 1986-1987. In addition, he volunteered for over ten years as a 7th and 8th.grade football coach for the Saranac Lake Central School District. He also tutored many students in mathematics and worked security at ORDA in Lake Placid and enjoyed working summers at the Lake Placid Horse Show.
First and foremost he loved his family and the joy of his grandson, Cassidy, and his granddaughter, Lana. He especially enjoyed watching his son, Teradon, play sports; in fact, he never missed a practice or a game Teradon played. He was an avid reader and also enjoyed woodworking and restoring antique cars. We all loved his great sense of humor.
Don is survived by his wife, Mary, of 49 years; his son, Teradon Collins and his wife Caryn Collins of Woburn, MA; two grandchildren: Cassidy Collins and Lana Collins; a sister-in-law, Sue Collins of Massena, NY, a sister Sylvia Quenneville (Marcel) of Massena, NY and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father William Watson Collins and his mother Aletha (Collins) Steenberg; his brother Paul Watson Collins and his sister-in-law, Betty Collins; his brother Gilbert (Gibby) Collins; his sister Barbara Steenberg, his brother-in-law Arthur Steenberg, and his step-father Harley Steenberg.
At Don’s request, no calling hours will be held and a private burial will take place at a later date. A celebration of life will take place at a later date to be announced.
Family and friends wishing to remember Donald W. Collins may make memorial contributions to the ALS Association of Northern New England. or to the Saranac Lake Pee Wee Hockey Association in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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Celebrate the Birth of Our Lord and Savior!
Please join us for a service of candles and carols this evening to celebrate the birth of our Lord! Everyone is welcome in our church and we'd love to share the joy with you!
First United Methodist Church
63 Church Street
Saranac Lake, NY
St. Petersberg Men's Ensemble Concert
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
63 CHURCH STREET, SARANAC LAKE, NY
December 3, 2014 at 7 P.M.
Tickets are $10.00 and are available in advance at the church office, at Ampersound at 52 Main St. in Saranac Lake and at the door. This will be a wonderful evening of Western and Eastern Sacred Music and Russian Folk Songs. Doors open at 6 P.M.
Pastor of FUMCSL 1971 - 1979
Rev. Eric King
September 16, 2014
KING, REV. ERIC R. - Reverend Eric R. King, age 100, passed away on September 16, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church of Roswell. Reverend Glenn Thyrion will be officiating.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel
Rev. King was born on January 13, 1914 in Deer Harbour, Newfoundland Canada, to Edgar and Amelia King.
He received his B.A. from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and his B.D. from the McGill University in Montreal, Canada and continued his education at the United Theological College in Montreal, Canada. He did graduate work at Columba University in New York and was a Licentiate of the Institute of Pastoral Care in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1937, the Montreal-Ottawa Conference ordained him a minister of the United Church of Canada. He served twelve years as a minister in Montreal. In 1950, he was admitted to the Troy Methodist Conference of the United Methodist Church, Vermont. He served thirty years there and in upstate New York as Secretary of the Board of Pensions, the Joint Committee of Education and Missions and chaired the Rules and Resolutions Committees, in addition to being a part-time prison chaplain.
He married his first wife Emily Bryant in 1940; they were together for 40 years until her passing in 1980.
Rev. King specialized in working among the elderly and while serving the First United Methodist Church in Schenectady, New York together with a labor union leader, he formed a Council of Senior Citizens organization of some 5,000 members and was instrumental in re-contracting health insurance policies for the elderly. The council also founded a senior citizens center, which in the 1950’s was one of the first in the country. He became head of the R.S.V.P for the county and together with some Catholic nuns developed a health screening program for the elderly.
At that time, there was much misunderstanding about the place of religion in schools and he formed a committee of Jews and Christians to develop areas of common understanding. Rev. King chaired that committee for 8 years.
In 1982, he married his second wife Laura Brown. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1984. After much traveling in the U.S.A and abroad, Rev. King became Minister of Evangelism at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Afterwards he became Associate Pastor of the Korean Methodist Church in the same city. Due to climate reasons, they moved to Roswell, New Mexico in 1993. Laura passed away April, 13, 2008 in Roswell.
In 1999 for two years, Rev. King served as the First United Methodist Church in Roswell as Minister to Shut-Ins.
In 2002, The Cumberland College in Willaimsburg, Kentucky awarded him an honorary degree doctor of divinity for lifetime service.
On May 3, 2009, Rev. King married Onita Barkley a longtime friend. He was the love of her life for five plus years.
For a series of articles he wrote to a local newspaper he was awarded “Champion Correspondent” by the New York Press Association.
Rev. King is survived by his wife Onita Barkley King at the family home, along with several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by wives; Emily Bryant King and Laura Brown King, brothers; Erwin King, Lewis King and Grandville King, sister; Marjorie Thistle.
Rev. King was active in many civic clubs – among them were the Roswell Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club of Roswell, the Roswell Midday Lions Club as its secretary and president served, the Roswell Daylight Order of Masons for several years as its Chaplain and as the District Grand Chaplain of The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, Quebec .
Rev. King was known as one who loved people, and he loved God most of all. He was an effective preacher and pastor; many lives were changed because he came their way. He believed most of all in his heavenly father and he now is at home with him forever. Reverend Eric King will be greatly missed.
Now the laborer’s task is over
Now upon the farther shore
Lands the voyagers at last
and the angels sang.
Home at last! Home at last!
Thank God Almighty he’s home at last.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in his name to Trinity United Methodist Church of Roswell, 1413 S. Union, Roswell NM 88201.
Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapel.com
Arrangements are under the personal direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
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LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 S. Main Street
Roswell, NM 88203
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