Press-Republican

Obituaries

April 6, 2014

Ruby E. Cromie

May 14, 1925 - April 5, 2014

SARANAC — Ruby E. Cromie, cherished wife of Harold L. Cromie, died at CVPH Medical Center following a prolonged illness. She entered Heaven's gates on April 5, 2014.

She was born May 14, 1925, in Oakland Calif. of Canadian parents, the late Robert and Lena (Fournier) Charpentier. Ruby was united in marriage to Bernard Collins during 1947 in Saranac, N.Y. He preceded her death in 1964.

A consummate mother and homemaker, Ruby was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She also had an unwavering faith in God. Over the years, she was employed full time by the Catholic school located in Redford, N.Y. She was an active member of St. James Church. Furthermore, she was also a talented musician and passed her musical abilities on to many people.

Ruby received her BA degree in Education. Prior to receiving her degree, she worked within the Saranac Central School system as a food service provider and post-degree, as a substitute teacher, retiring during 1987.

In 1972, she married her beloved, Harold L. Cromie of Saranac. Married for 40 years, Ruby and Harold upon retirement, faithfully cared for family and friends, spent time going on several cruises and vacationed in Alaska, Hawaii, Ireland and London. They further enjoyed frequent excursions across Canada to Vancouver, British Columbia to spend time with Ruby's relatives.

With a zest for life, Ruby loved to square dance, read, pray, sew and play games/cards, especially Pinnacle.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; four sons, Ronald (Francine) Collins of Williamsport, Pa., Gilbert (Karen) Collins of Raleigh, N.C., Brian (Debbie) Collins of Drums, Pa. and Randy (JoAnn) Collins of Shillington, Pa.; two step-children, Lawrence (Sarah) Cromie of West Chazy, N.Y. and Sherrill (Peter) Payant of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Judy Martin of Vancouver, BC; Claire Dille of Red Deer, AB, and Betty Androschuck of Edmonton, AB; several nieces and nephews.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • resthavenmemorialpark.jpg_52.jpg Albert Hassler

    EUGENE, ORE. — Al Hassler died peacefully in his sleep onMay 1, 2013, at the age of 86.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • ThwaitsZaumetzer.jpg_84.jpg Catherine M. "Kay" Nolan

    AU SABLE FORKS — Catherine M. "Kay" Nolan passed away on July 21, 2014, at Clare Bridge in Winter Haven, Fla., she was 96 years old.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • JeffreyJPier.jpg_85.jpg Jeffrey J. Pier

    WADDINGTON — Jeffrey J. Pier of Waddington, N.Y. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends Friday July 4, 2014 at Potsdam Hospital after an 18 month battle with kidney cancer.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • NancyChristian.jpg Nancy Carol Christian

    MORIAH — Nancy C. Christian, 73, of Moriah passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Hospital.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • WilforeRobert1.jpg Robert "Bob" Wilfore

    PLATTSBURGH — Robert "Bob" Wilfore, 83, of Butler Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home, under the care of Hospice of the North Country.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • RWWalker.jpg Charlotte D. Bolles

    PLATTSBURGH — Charlotte D. Bolles, 86, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Meadowbrook Healthcare Facility. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CarolMSouliere.jpg Carol M. Souliere

    GLENMONT, NY — Carol M. Souliere, 67, of Glenmont, N.Y., passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home with family at her bedside, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • ChateaugayFuneralHome.jpg Nelson R. Charland

    MERRILL — Nelson R. Charland, 56, of 96 Shuffs Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CecilPelkey.jpg Cecil Pelkey

    BLOOMINGDALE — Mr. Cecil Pelkey, known to everyone as "Pete" passed away July 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family and under to care of Hospice.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • StacyJoseph.jpg Joseph P. Stacy

    TICONDEROGA — Joseph P. Stacy, 46, of Ticonderoga, went to the loving arms of our Lord, with his family and friends by his side after a courageous fight with cancer on Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

Death Notices