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Helga Eisenlauer Obituary

Written By Editor on 5/10/20 | 5/10/20

After a long, full life blessed with family, friends and life’s adventures, Helga Eisenlauer, 96, completed her final journey on March 3, 2020.  Born July 31, 1923 in Rowe Kreis Stolp/Pommern, Germany.  Helga Paula Minna was the only child of Gustav Paul Friedrich Hawer and Martha Auguste Zoch Hawer.  She met her lifelong love, Karl Josef Eisenlauer, on a street car in Hamburg, Germany and was married to him in Hamburg-Lokstedt on July 1, 1946 until his passing on June 8, 2003. 


Although, as a young woman in Germany, she apprenticed as a tailor, her preference was always to work with fact and figures.  She would have the exact change out at the register before the total was tallied and the bag was packed!  She would never forget a phone number or a birth date.  


On her biggest adventure in life, Helga left Germany, family and friends to forge a new life with her husband and child in Queens, New York.  Helga immigrated to the United States in 1953 and proudly became a citizen on December 12, 1958.  She learned a new language, embraced new experiences and their daily challenges.  She worked hard her entire life.  She used her talent for facts and figures and eventually managed the children’s and men’s shoe departments at Gertz Department Store in Hicksville, New York.  Upon moving to Prattsville, New York she worked until retirement at the Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School as both library aide and school bus driver.  She continued to meet challenges head on.  Being the first woman bus driver on the Mountain Top was but another one.  She loved her long-time friends and her work at WAJ.


For 50 years Helga enjoyed membership at the Reformed Dutch Church in Prattsville.  She sang in the choir, did a tour at bookkeeping, with great dedication baked many cakes for Sunday fellowship hour and never forgot those who could not be there.  She was a welcoming hostess.  When she set the table for your visit, you knew you were special.  But those who knew her also knew they could count on the unfiltered truth, according to Helga.    


She is survived by daughter, Ruth (Brian) Christman, and she was Oma to her devoted grandchildren Natalie Christman, Anne Christman and Katherine (Alex) Christman-Soutelo. 
Her loving family in Germany remained ever present in her life, even from afar, as did her many faithful friends on this side of the ocean.

The family wishes to thank the staff on 2 North at Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the kindness and expert care given to Helga during her stay and to her family as they stayed with Helga as she took her final journey to heaven.  A celebration Helga’s life is planned in the spring.  Interment will be private at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reformed Dutch Church, 14537 Main Street, Prattsville, New York 12468.

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Wendy Lee Pritchett Obituary

WENDY LEE PRITCHETT (GALLO) OF KINGSTON NY WENT TO BE WITH GOD ON APRIL 17 2020.  IT WAS NOT VIRUS RELATED.  
WENDY WAS BORN IN BROOKLYN NY ON JUNE 2nd 1962 – SHE WAS 57.
WENDY AND HER 7 SIBLINGS GREW UP IN NEW KINGSTON AND WENDY WAS A 1980 GRADUATE OF MARGARETVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL WHERE SHE HAD NUMEROUS FRIENDS.
HER INTERESTS INCLUDED ROSES (RED OF COURSE), FLUFFY CATS, AND ANYTHING WITH FUR.  SOME OF HER FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WERE GO TO FLEA MARKETS AND COLLECT KNICK KNACKS, ANTIQUES, JEWELRY, DOLLS and ANYTHING THAT SPARKLED.
ANYONE WHO KNEW WENDY KNOWS WHAT AN OUTGOING, FLAMBOYANT, FUN, AND ARTISTIC PERSON SHE WAS.  SHE LIVED LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND WAS ALAYS SMILING W ITH BIG ROSEY CHEEKS AND LONG DARK HAIR.  SHE HAD A HUGE HEART AND LOVED TO LAUGH AND LISTEN TO HER 2 FAVORITE ARTISTS, BARBARA STREISAND AND CELINE DION.
WENDY LOVED TO COOK AND WORKED IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS MOST OF HER LIFE.
SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND, SHAWN GALLO, DAUGHTER ANTOINETTE YEAGER, SON TIMOTHY FIELD , GRANDCHILDREN ANTHONY AND JANELLE , SISTERS CHERYLE, DONNA, ROBIN, HOLLY AND MELANIE, ALONG  WITH NUMEROUS NEICES AND NEPHEWS.
WENDY HAD A LOT OF FRIENDS FROM HER SCHOOL YEARS THAT SHE LOVED AND ADORED AS WELL.
WENDY IS PREDECEASED BY HER MOTHER BONNIE, FATHER DONALD, DAUGHTER LINDSAY, GRANDSON GIOVANNI,  SISTER DEBBIE, AND  BROTHER DONNY.
SHE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BY HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

A SUMMER MEMORIAL IS BEING PLANNED DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION.

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Carol Tubbs Obituary

Written By Editor on 1/30/20 | 1/30/20

Carol Jacoby Tubbs, age 86, a resident of Andes since 1962, passed away at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown on Sunday January 26, 2020.

She was born in Peekskill on February 5, 1933, the daughter of William Earl and Mary Veronica (Howard) Jacoby. Carol married Donald B. Tubbs on February 27, 1954 in Croton-on-Hudson.

After her children were all in school, she went to work at SUNY Delhi as a secretary for several department heads until she retired after 22 years of service. Carol loved making and selling jelly in her retirement years. She became known as the "Jelly Queen" in Andes. She truly enjoyed talking to everyone that stopped by to see her. She also had a passion for traveling that included visits to all 50 States. Carol's love of life was contagious to all who knew her. She loved to sing, dance and listen to all kinds of music, especially her Neil Diamond CD. Knitting was another passion of hers; hundreds of mittens and scarves were shared with friends, relatives, and anyone who needed them.

She is survived by her children: daughter Susan and her husband Ray Magill of Vergennes, VT; son Bruce and his wife Kathleen Tubbs of Ticonderoga; son Jeff Tubbs and girlfriend Lisa Marasa of Andes; and daughter Nancy and her husband Greg Greenlow of Suwanee, GA, as well as grandchildren: Jason Sabourin, Caitlin Magill, Meagan Tubbs, Carly Tubbs, Justin Stratton (fiancée Amanda Galunas), Ryan Greenlow, Brianna Greenlow; great-grandchild Jaxon Stratton and her sisters Margot Vaccaro of East Hanover, NJ and Gail Russell of Arlington, VA.

Carol was predeceased by her husband Donald (2004) and son William (Buck) (1990) as well as her sisters, Velma Sheridan and Joan Gera.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Hampshire House in Oneonta and the doctors and nurses at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown for their care and support.

Funeral and committal services will take place in the spring at a time and date to be announced. At that time, the family is asking that a donation to the Andes Fire Department be made in lieu of flowers.


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