Born: Jan 17, 1920

Died: June 12, 2012

Married: Suzanne

Children: Remi, Marc

Dr. Rene Joyeuse, born René Veuve was a Swiss veteran of World War II who parachuted into Nazi-occupied France prior to D-Day to gather crucial intelligence about German military installations, supply depots and troop movements. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, presented by Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower, and the the Legion D'Honneur-Chevalier, France's highest military honor. He later served in French Indochina as a Commando.

The family moved to Saranac Lake in 1996, where he worked for the state correctional department.