Obituary of Venessa Malerba
Lynn Malerba was born on December 29, 1957 in Lake Placid New York, the Daughter of Douglas and Judy King. In the footsteps of her father and grandfather, she developed an early love of the outdoors. She competitively ski raced to the level of alternate to United States Olympic Nordic ski team, and is a member of the Tupper Lake Athletic Hall of fame. She received a B.S. in Physical Education & Recreation and a M.S. in Education from St. Lawrence University, and enjoyed a career with the Tupper Lake Central School District for 20 years as a physical education teacher and coach. Pursuing her dream of becoming an Adirondack guide, she left teaching, and founded Adirondack Connections Guide service in 2002. Since then, she has guided hundreds of paddling, backpacking, and snowshoeing experiences. She was an Adirondack 46er, a Northeast 111er, and had been director with the New York State Outdoor Guides Association since 2003. She has been recognized as a NYSOGA master guide, and has taught navigation and GPS courses.
Lynn was a well loved member of Lake Placid Baptist Church. There, she had many friends whom she considered family. Her faith formed the foundation for every aspect of her life. She led people by example; she didn't just preach the Gospel, she lived it. Of everything Lynn considered important in her life, faith was first, followed by family and friends.
Lynn was predeceased by her husband Robert "Bobby" Malerba. She is survived by her parents Douglas and Judy King, her sister Laura LaVigne and her partner Robert "Bobby" Schussler, brother Scott King and sister-in-law Donna King, her dear friends Mary Hall and Charlie Hoffer, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many close friends.
A celebration of life will be held at Lake Placid Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 15th at 11 a.m. Pastor Jim Koenig will officiate. In Lynn's memory, the family is requesting people dress in casual Adirondack attire. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Lynn can make donations to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, The Tupper Lake Fire Department, Lake Placid Baptist Church, or a charity of their choosing.
The M. B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid, NY is in charge of arrangements. Relatives and are invited to share a memory or leave condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com .