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Howard Frizzell

July 22, 1934 — September 17, 2022

Howard “Rusty” Frizzell, age 88 passed away at home with his children around him on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Born in Somerville, Mass on July 22, 1934, he was the son of Howard and Peggy Frizzell. Rusty married Angie Marks on December 18, 1955 at St. Joseph’s Church in Somerville, Mass. She predeceased him on October 13, 2021.

Rusty worked over 30 years as a school bus driver for Saranac Lake Central School District. He especially enjoyed driving to the football and hockey games as he loved watching the teams play. He also worked at S. Curtis Hayes for a number of years as a real estate agent. He was part of the Winter Carnival Court in 1980, serving as the Chamberlain, his daughter Sharon was on the high school court the same year. He loved his sports, playing hockey and softball well into his 70’s. After retirement, he and Angie enjoyed their winter trips to Florida. You could often find him driving around town in one of his convertibles on a nice day. He was so thankful for his Honor Flight trip in September of 2019 as a Korean War Veteran. Rusty loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will forever be our loving Dad and Papa.

He is survived by two daughters Sue (Butch) Blanchard of Saranac Lake and Sharon Branch and her fiancé Mario of North Kingstown, RI; two sons Alan (Grace) Frizzell of Lake Placid, and Steven Frizzell of Saranac Lake. He is also survived by his six grandchildren Ryan (Nikita) Blanchard of Bloomingdale, Kelsey (Dave) Mathis of Lake Clear, Emily Branch of Providence, RI, Maxine (Jerry) Girard of Port St. Luci, Florida, Adrianne Frizzell of Adams and Alex Frizzell of Charlotte, NC, seven great grandchildren Georgia and Mabel Mathis, Remington Blanchard, Bentley, Roman, Macen, and Silas Girard, many nieces, nephews.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be a private graveside service for the immediate family as per Rusty’s request.

Friends wishing to remember Rusty Frizzell may make memorial contributions to the High Peaks Hospice or the Saranac Lake Civic Center. Family and friends can also share their condolences and memories at
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