Jerry Fobare

Jerry Fobare, 72, of 58 James St., Saranac Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born in Saranac Lake on May 10, 1942, he was the son of Leo and Laura Belle Fobare.

Jerry had been employed as a plumber his entire life in the family business Fobare and Sons Plumbing and Heating in Saranac Lake and was a member of the pipefitters/plumbers union 773. He was an avid hunter and is a former member of the Roger Brook and Sucker Brook Hunting Club, and is a co-founder of Mt. Baldy Hunting Club. Jerry was a lifetime member of the Saranac Lake Elks Club BPOE 1508.

Survivors include his two sons, Jerry Fobare and his wife Sheri of Saranac Lake, and Paul Fobare of Glassboro, New Jersey; two grandchildren, Justin Fobare of Rainbow Lake and Halen Fobare of Saranac Lake; one sister, Paula Cheney and her husband Jerry of Saranac Lake; two brothers, Linus Fobare and Beverly of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Malcolm Fobare and Peppy of Bloomingdale and Ormond Beach, Florida; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Fobare of Saranac Lake; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Leo Fobare, his mother Laura Belle Fobare and one brother Chester Fobare.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m.

An Elks prayer service will take place Monday at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at St. Bernard’s Church. Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Milton “Jerry” Fobare may make memorial contributions to Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington, Vermont, in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at