Press-Republican

Obituaries

June 13, 2013

Charles G. Alexander

VERMONTVILLE — Dr. Charles G. Alexander, age 72, of 212 Cold Brook Road, Vermontville, died Sunday, June 09, 2013.

Born in Cambridge, Mass. on August 27, 1940, he was the son of Wesley and Marion (Hill) Alexander. Charles married Susan N. Stovold on July 18, 1970 in Weymouth, Mass.

Charles received his B.A. from Boston University, his M.A. from the University of Rhode Island and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He taught at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. before moving to the Adirondacks and joining the faculty at Paul Smith's College. Charles retired last year from Paul Smith's after thirty-nine years in the classroom (Sept. 1973 - May 2012). He served as Division Head of the Social Sciences/Humanities Division; chair of the B.S. in Liberal Studies and B.A. degree in Personal Expression. He created and taught several courses throughout the years. He served as College Marshal and received the Chamberlain Teaching Excellence Award. He also taught Speech and Introduction to film at North Country Community College. Charles served as camera expert on filmmaking in the Adirondacks, taught film in the Elderhostel program, edited copy for Lake Placid film forum, and was the "guts and brains behind, 'Seasons of a Poet: The Jeanne Robert Foster story," which aired on WCFE in Plattsburgh. He published articles in the Adirondack Life magazine on Mark Twain; he also won an award from the National Woodland Owners Association for a film entitled Maple Sap Processing, which he co-produced with long-time friend and collaborator James Kraus. He presented papers at the 24th Annual colloquium on Film and Literature, was a member of the Adirondack Singers, Franklin County ARC, WCFE, Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Museum. He attended and participated in numerous film festivals and also acted in radio dramatizations and live plays as a member of the Community Theater Players. He loved to garden almost as much as he loved to do research and teach and he had already drawn the schematics for his raised-bed gardens for this spring before his short illness prevented him from planting the vegetables and flowers.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • ClaussenGlen.jpg_62.jpg Glenn E. Clausen

    PLATTSBURGH — Mr. Glenn E. Clausen, 85, of Lakeview Towers entered into Heaven and into the Arms of the Lord on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center with his companion, Pat, and his family by his side. He was born in Plattsburgh, NY on February 16, 1929, the son of Charles and Linnie Mae (Pardy) Clausen Sr.

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • simplicitylowcountrycremation.jpg_63.jpg Sean William Baird

    SUGAR LOAF, NY — Sean William Baird was born March 9, 1968, Sugar Loaf, N.Y. and died July 29, 2014, Charlottsville, S.C.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • marvinhealdFuneralHome.jpg_5.jpg Gary "Alligator" Crowningshield

    WILLSBORO — Gary "Alligator" Crowningshield, 64, of Point Road in Willsboro, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his family by his side.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • RussellGary.jpg_6.jpg Gary Russell

    PLATTSBURGH — Life's journey has come to its destination for Gary Russell, 64, of Military Turnpike in Schuyler Falls.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • theresasheffield.jpg_7.jpg Theresa Sheffield

    WILLSBORO — Keeseville - Theresa Sheffield, 84, formerly of Hill Street, Keeseville, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • BreyetteCasey.jpg Casey M. Breyette

    PLATTSBURGH — Casey M. Breyette, 38, of Main Mill Street in Plattsburgh, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Glenmont, N.Y.

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • HicksHugh.jpg Hugh "Pete" Hicks Jr.

    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

  • spooner.jpg Shaun Gregory Spooner

    NORTH RICHARDS HILLS, TX — Shaun Gregory Spooner, 59, of North Richland Hills, left this world Sunday, March 30, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • EdDienst1.jpg Edward A. Dienst

    Edward A. Dienst, 97, loving husband, father and proud grandfather, died on July 27, in South Glens Falls, N.Y., surrounded by his family.

    July 29, 2014 6 Photos

  • Hamilton.jpg Fumiko Passino

    Fumiko Passino, 76, of the Highlands Road, Keeseville, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Death Notices