Thomas Vassar

LAKE PLACID NEWS Lake Placid. N Y Wednesday April 12. 1989
Thomas Vassar

Thomas Vassar, 61, of 99 River
St., died Friday, April 7, at the
General Hospital of Saranac
He was bom Jan. 25, 1928, in
Lake Placid, the son of George
and Laura (Martin) Vassar. They
He was married in 1953 in Lake
Placid to the former Barbara Gill,
who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army, serving with the Medics.
He joined the Lake Placid Volunteer
Fire Department in 1952,
was assistant fire chief from 1972
to 1976 and fire chief in 1976 and
He was a member of the Lake
Placid Village Police Department
from 1957 to 1969. After that, he
was employed by the Ibwn of
North Elba,
He was a member of the Lake
Placid American Legion Post 326
and the Veterans of Foreign
Survivors, in addition to his wife
and parents, include two sons,
Steven Vassar and Brian Vassar,
both of Lake Placid; one brother,
Richard Vassar of Southington,
Conn.; one sister, Mrs. Sylvia
Thornton of Lincoln, Maine;
three grandchildren and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were said Monday
at St. Eustace Episcopal
Church, with the Rev. Wrilliam
Hayes officiating. Burial followed
in North Elba Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ronald Purdy
and Robert Purdy of Keene, and
Horace Pratt, Robert Vincent,
Robert Whitney. and James
Jewtraw of Lake Placid.
Clark Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.

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Roy Lloyd Vassar

Lake Placid New’s October 24 1985
Roy Lloyd Vassar

Roy Lloyd Vassar, a native of Lake
Placid, died Oct. 18. 1985 in Buffalo
Mr. Vassar was a former resident
of Averyville Road He lived in Lake
Placid his entire life, until the last
year and a half, when he became ill.
He lived with his daughter Candice
McNally in Buffalo until his death.
He was born on Oct 28. 1905. in
Lake Placid, the son of Henry and Orsa
Mr. Vassar was a retired
steel worker He helped construct the
original Mill Pond Dam and also
worked on the elevator and the
Veterans Memorial Highway up
Whiteface Mountain. He was a
veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife. Ethel
Vassar, of Buffalo, four children,
Kenneth Vassar. Candice McNally,
Robert Vassar and Thomas Vassar.
all of the Buffalo area; a brother.
George Vassar of Keene; several
cousins in the Borden family and
cousin Ruth Preston, all of Lake
Mr. Vassar will be cremated and
his ashes returned to Lake Placid

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Henry Vassar

Lake Placid News FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1926

la Outlet of Mirror Lake Sunday
Morning—Had cut on Head —
Last Seen Alive Sat. Evening

Lying m the brook which forms
the outlet of Mirror lake, the lifeless
body of Henry Vassar, 54,
well-known resident of Lake Placid
for nearly his entire life, was
discovered by Henry French just
before ,noon Sunday near the
John Crossett house. Mr. Vassar’s
body gave no signs of violence
other than a -deep gash and a
bruise on the head which, it
was believed, was caused by
Iris slipping and striking his
knead on one of the stones in the
Brook. Knocked senseless ‘Mr.
Vassar is thought to have drowned.
The bedy was removed from its
watery resting place by Chief of
Police Thomas Black and Peter
Smith. A coroner’s inquest was
M«l Sunday afternoon in charge
of Dr. S. A. Volpert. The verdict
was death by drowning.
How the body came to be in
the brook is a mystery. When the
body was examined it was discovered
that the dead man’s pocket book
identification card and cap were Missing
(paper messed up can’t make out)
Henry Vassar was born fifty
four years ago, April 6 last  in
the town of Black Brook. For the
last 30 years he made his home
in Lake Placid where he worked
at his trade of mason and bricklayer.
He was a member of the
masons’ and bricklayers union.
Funeral services Vere held Wednesday
morning at 10 o’clock at
the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs.
Carrie Hanmer. Services were
conducted by Rev. S. T. Ruck, rector
of the Episcopal church. Mrs.
Ralph Rusfeell and B, C. Herb
sang “Abide with Me’* and “Rock
of Ages.” Burial was in North
Elba cemetery. Funeral arrangements
were in charge of C. R.
Deceased is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Orsia Vassar, of Lake
Placid; three sons, George, 22.
Orson, 25, and Lloyd, 21, all of
Lake Placid; two sisters, Mrs.
George Watson of Lake Placid and
Mrs. Byron Sheffield of Black
Brook r and four brothers, Antoine
of Lake Placid. William of Bloomingdale,
and Jesse and Alfred Vassar
of Tuscola, 111.


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Antoine Vassar

Antoine Vassar, 84,
Dies in Placid; Lived
Here for Short Time

Antoine Vassar, 84, of Lake Placid,
passed away at Placid Memorial Hospital
Wednesday night of last week.
Mr. Vassar lived in Au Sable Forks
for some time about 1910. Mr: Vassar
was born in Black Brook November
8 1869 the son of Lawrence and Jane
Vassar. His deceased wife was the
former Exilda Lefebvre daughter of
the late mr and mrs Maxim Lefebvre
of AuSable Forks.
surviving are two daughters mrs
florence Borden and Mrs Gene
Guzzy both of Lake Placid and
one son Gilbert also of Lake
Placid . Several grand children
and great grand children also
funeral services were held at St Agnes
Church Friday morning Burial was in
St Agnes Cemetery.

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Reed Vassar


Services far Reed Vassar, 54,
were held yesterday at St. Eustace
church by the Rev. Sidney T. Rack
following a prayer services at
Marks Funeral Borne. Banal
mas In North Elba cemetery. Mr.
Vassar died Monday evening at
Placid Memorial hospital after a
long illness.
Born in Black Brook on July
27, 1898, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Antoine Vassar, the deceased had
lived in Lake Placid for many
years. his -wife, Minnie Vassar,
died several pears ago. He is
survived by two sons. Reed. Jr.
and Donald Vassar; one daughter,
Mrs. Gertrude Sears and his father,
all of Lake Placid. Three
sisters and a brother, all of this
village survive: Mrs. Gene Gassy,
Mrs. Elm Smith, Mrs.
Borden and Gilbert Vassar

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Elizabeth Vassar

Mother of Local
Woman Dies in Forks

Mrs Elizabeth Sheffield died
Friday at the home of her son
Sidney Sheffield in Ausable Forks
Elizabeth (Vassar) Sheffield was
born in Chesterfield on November
3, 1856, the daughter of Lawrence
aad Jane Ballizel Vassar. She
moved to Black Brook when young
and had been a lifelong resident
there. She was married to Arthor
Sheffield of Black Brook who died
in 1914.
Mrs. Sheffield is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Roxie Wilkins of
Lake Placid; three sons, Sidney,
William and Boy SiefieM of
Black Brook; one sister, Mrs. Margaret
Sawyer of Lake Placid; four
brothers, Charles Vassar of Iron
River, Mick, Antoine Vassar of
Lake Placid, William Vassar of
Bloomingdale and Jesse Vassar of
Florence, Wis.
Funeral services were held ‘Tuesday
morning at Holy Name church
with a solemn mass of requiem
celebrated by Rev. Patrick O’Connor,
with Rev. Doyle as deacon and
Rev. J. J. Kelly as sub-deacon.
Interment was in St. Matthew’s
cemetery at Black Brook.

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William Vassar

A coroner’s inquest has been scheduled
for April 19 in the death yesterday
of William Vassar, 74, of 14
Peru Street
Mr. Vassar, who lived alone, was
found dead at his home at an early
hour in the morning. Clinton County
Coroner Dr. George Gonyea said
later that death apparently was due
to illuminating gas. An open gas jet
in a range was unlighted. He indicated
that death was accidental, although
formal verdict must await
the inquest.
Mr. Vassar was born at Redford,
March 19, 1877, and had lived in
Plattsburgh most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, who
makes her home at Winooski, Vt.;
six sons, Edward of Dallas, Wilfred
of Ballston Spa, Raymond of Saranac
Lake, Benjamin of Tupper Lake,
James and John of Keeseville; one
daughter, Mrs. Richard Spooner of
Keeseville; one brother, Fred, of
Burlington, Vt., and one. sister, Mrs.
Joseph Spooner of Plattsburgh.
The body is at t he Joseph Spooner
residence at 100 Wall Street. Funeral
arrangements had not been
completed last night and Will be
announced later.

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