Martin D. Winderl

Martin David Winderl, 83, of Saranac Lake, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Adirondack Medical Center.

Martin was born on Nov. 24, 1929, in Washington D.C., the son of Matthew Francis Winderl and Eleanor Argenta Tierney.

Martin was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a master stone mason. Early in his career, he worked for several local contractors and had worked on many Adirondack great camps as well as many businesses and homes around the region.

On June 3, 1961, Martin married LaVaughn Blow, of Underhill, Vt.

Martin is survived by his wife LaVaughn; four daughters: Donna (John) Whiteside of Baldwinsville, Debbie (Roger) Lagree of Bloomingdale, Teresa (Neil) Smith of Bloomingdale and Martina (Chad) Harvey of Saranac Lake; nine grandchildren: Matthew and Brittany Smith, Justin, Danielle and Connor Whiteside, Nicole and Kirstin Lagree and Elizabeth and Evan Harvey; one great-grandson Gavin Smith; two brothers: Frederick (Sandra) and Robert both of Saranac Lake; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Martin was predeceased by his parents and one brother Matthew.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Bernard’s Church. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Martin David Winderl may make memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center for the Third Age Adult Day Center of Saranac Lake in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at