Sarah Schweizer

Sarah "Sally" Schweizer (Chapin)

Wednesday, September 12th, 1956 - Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Sarah “ Sally” (Chapin) Schweizer, 62, of Lake Clear, NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 29, 2019, surrounded by dear friends and family, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY.

Born in Corona, California on September 12, 1956, she was the daughter of Breckinridge and Barbara (Roop) Chapin. Sally married Guy T. Schweizer on September 5, 1981 in Saranac Lake.

Sally was a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, class of 1974, which she fondly remembered as some of her best years, with lifelong friends whom she kept in close contact throughout her life. Following High School Sally spent time traveling from coast to coast. When she returned to the area she earned her degree from Paul Smiths College in hotel management and hospitality. During this time she met the love of her life and partner in crime, Guy T. Many may also remember Sally from these years at the Waterhole, Charlie’s Inn and The Dew Drop Inn, where she worked until shortly after her first child was born.

Sally took great pleasure in summer days at the Lake Clear Beach with her best friend Nancy Henry by her side. She was an intricate part of the family business, Schweizer Construction, but her role as Mother to her two daughters was her most cherished job, where she provided a household known to their friends as the place to hang out, and always with the best snacks. Later in life, after balancing motherhood and the family business, Sally also returned to work as a smiling face and an infectious personality behind the bar at the Belvedere Restaurant. Most of all Sally was known as the ultimate conversationalist – even when no one was listening.

She is survived by her husband Guy of Lake Clear and her two daughters Jill (Dustin) Ulrich of Lake Placid, and Molly (Tye) Woodruff of Bloomingdale, two sisters Laurie (Jake) Edsall of Candor, NY and Polly (Dave) Grebe of Lake Clear, one brother Bill (Amy) Chapin of Saranac Lake, four grandchildren: Breck Barrett , and Tessa, Tullie and Taelyn Woodruff. She was a favorite Aunt to Kristina, Erick, Jean, Bobby, Luke, David, Tyler, Jason, Guy, Emily, JB and Julia. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, and one niece, Catherine Grace Chapin.

Funeral Arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. A memorial service is set to take place at 3pm, Wednesday February 13, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. Burial will take at the Harrietstown Cemetery this summer. Friends wishing to remember Sally Schweizer may make memorial donations to the Adirondack Medical Center Oncology Department in care of the Funeral Home. Friends and Family can also share their memories by signing the online guest book at
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 3:00pm
    First Presbyterian Church
    23 Church Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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    Rev. Joanne White
  • Interment

    Harrietstown Cemetery
    Route 86
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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Cathie Neigel

Posted at 12:49am
To all the laughs and fun times we shared
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Laura and James Carpenter

Posted at 06:40pm
With deepest sympathy,
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Cherri Greenier Thompson

Posted at 06:20pm
Sally was my best friend and the Chapin family was my second family for the years that Sally and I were in elementary school. Sally was late for her own birthday party on the day we first met in first grade at Bloomingdale school, because she came home with me to meet my mom! So many wonderful memories! Sally and I had a chance to talk at our last high school reunion and, yes, Sally, we had an idyllic childhood. Many wishes for comfort to Sally’s family. I know she will be missed dearly. With love, Cherri Greenier Thompson (Daughter of Dr. Robert and Elaine Greenier)

Uncle Bill

Posted at 11:10am
I have a picture of you when you were a little girl sitting on my knee so long ago. You will be loved and missed always.
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Sylvia Kingston & Shelley Peria

Posted at 11:09am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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