Nearly a year ago, my father Alton Beideck, who was a resident of the retirement community Saranac Village at Will Rogers, passed away. We held a memorial service for my dad at Will Rogers, which was well attended by residents of Will Rogers as well as the surrounding community of the Saranac Lake area. I am greatly appreciative to Executive Director Jamie Whidden and his staff for hosting my dad’s memorial service, especially because the setting at Will Rogers is a much warmer setting than a funeral home.
As always, Jamie and his staff went above and beyond expectations to accommodate us. An example was when Jamie, on the spur of the moment, played taps on his harmonica at the end of a presentation by the local VFW (my dad was a WWII Army veteran). That was a deeply moving experience, and one I will never forget.
Director Jamie Whidden and his staff are compassionate and dedicated; you and the residents of Saranac Village at Will Rogers are fortunate to have them. Kudos to Jamie and his staff!