Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.Born: August 24; 1918

Died: June 10, 2000

Married: Rose Bruchan

Children: Sharon VanNortwick, Marie VanNortwick , Geraldine "Jerrie" Walsh, Miles VanNortwick Jr

Robert Miles VanNortwick was a World War II veteran.  He was a son of Mrs. D. F. VanNortwick of 46 Lake Flower Avenue.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 12, 2000

R. Miles VanNortwick

SARANAC LAKE - R. Miles VanNortwick, 81, of 46 Lake Flower Ave., Saranac Lake, died Saturday, June 10, 2000 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born on Aug. 24; 1918 in Saranac Lake, he was the son of David and Edna (Dubray) VanNortwick. He married Rose Bruchan on Sept. 27, 1945 in Denver, Colo.

Mr. VanNortwick was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and was employed as an electrician with Ray Brook State Hospital for 22 years. He was later employed, at Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid and at Whiteface Mountain until his retirement in 1979. Mr. VanNortwick, was a former member and coach of the Saranac Lake Pee Wee Hockey Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and camping in Pine Pond, all with his children. He was known for his many trips to Mount Pisgah, taking his children and many neighborhood children with him.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters. Mr. VanNortwick was also a member of St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake.

Survivors include his wife of Saranac Lake, two daughters, Marie VanNortwick of Bloomingdale and Geraldine "Jerrie" Walsh of Tupper Lake; one son, Miles VanNortwick Jr., of Saranac Lake; two sisters, Beulah McGann of Saranac Lake and Jeanette Shatraw of Saranac Lake; three grandchildren, Erin/Walsh of Tupper Lake, Adam  and Jennifer VanNortwick of Saranac Lake and several, nieces; and nephews. He was predeceased by one daughter, Sharon VanNortwick; four brothers, Archibald, Gordon, Daniel and Quentin VanNortwick, and two sisters, Bernadine Gilfoy and Geraldine Hubers.

Calling hours will take place from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Bible Vigil service will, take place 8 at p.m. on Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will take place 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to High Peaks Hospice in care of Fortune-Keough Funeral Home.

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