Charlotte A. Jarnot

Word has been received of the death of Charlotte A. Jarnot, 89, formerly of Forest Home Road, Saranac Lake, and most recently of Springfield, Ohio, who died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Forest Glenn Nursing Home in Springfield.

Born in Buffalo on May 12, 1924, she was the daughter of Stephen and JoAnne (Kucinski) Szczepanski.

Charlotte married Ferdinand Jarnot on July 20, 1954 at St. Bernard’s Church. He predeceased her on June 7, 1996.

Charlotte was a licensed practical nurse at Ray Brook State Hospital from 1952 to 1972. She continued on there at the Ray Brook State Rehabilitation Center for five years and from 1977 until her retirement she worked at Sunmount State Hospital for the developmentally disabled.

She is survived by one son, Dr. Thomas F. Jarnot and his wife Jo’el of Beavercreek, Ohio; two grandchildren: Jaden Thomas Jarnot age 11, and Jordan Jarnot, age 8; one sister, Mildred Knickerbocker of Deland, Fla.,; and two nephews.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon Friday, Oct. 25 at St. Bernard’s Church with the Rev. Mark Reilly officiating. Burial will follow at Harrietstown Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Charlotte A. Jarnot may make memorial contributions to the Saranac Lake Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home.

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