Obituary - 01/22/2014

Muriel “Sis” Ford

January 18, 2014

Muriel “Sis” Ford, 80, formerly of Adirondack Lake Rd., Indian Lake, died peacefully, Saturday morning, January 18, 2014 at the home of her daughter.

Born on April 13, 1933 in Mt. Kisco, she was the daughter of the late Malcomb Ford. Sr. and Blanche (Lounsbury) Ford.

Sis worked for many years as a lab tech at the office of Dr. Sidney Terris, Mt. Kisco and for the Mt. Kisco Police Department. After moving to Indian Lake, Sis worked at Stewart’s for several years. She moved to Queensbury to live with her daughter in 2005.

She was a past member of the Ladies of Chrome Yellow and had been an active member of the Independent Baptist Church of Indian Lake prior to her move to Queensbury. She then attended Pine Knolls Alliance Church.

Sis enjoyed fishing, animals, softball, and bowling in various leagues.  Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Richard Strain, Sr.; two brothers, Edward Ford and Malcomb Ford, Jr..

Survivors include her daughter, Faith Moore of Queensbury; her sons, Paul Strain and his wife Becky of Indian Lake and Richard Strain, Jr. and his wife Linda of Armonk; five grandchildren, Kristina Strain, Jennifer Strain, Paul Strain, Jr., William Strain and Sharon Strain; several nieces and nephews.

Friends calledTuesday from 3:00-6:00p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, 6357 NYS Rte. 30, Indian Lake.

Funeral Services were conducted at 6:00p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Spring burial will be in Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sis’ memory may be directed to the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 773, Indian Lake, NY 12842 or to High Peaks Hospice, 667 Bay Rd. #1A, Queensbury, NY 12804.

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Anne F. Schaffer

January 21, 2014

E. GREENBUSH--Anne Fredericka Schaffer, 86, formerly of Speculator, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Van Rensselaer Manor in Troy, where she had lived for two months.

Anne was born in Staten Island March 15, 1927, the oldest daughter of Harcourt and Anna (Bender) Leadley. She was co-owner with her husband George of Willowbrook Distributors on Staten Island until moving to Speculator in 1969, where they opened George’s Restaurant in May 1970; and the Pine Cone Bowl in Lake Pleasant. They retired and moved to Amsterdam in 1994.

Her husband, George D. Schaffer, predeceased her in April 2004. They married April 12, 1947.

Anne was a loyal and caring friend and a loving sister and aunt. She excelled at keeping in touch and loved gatherings of family and friends. She loved flowers, baseball (especially the Yankees) and family gatherings and had an enviable collection of teaspoons.

Anne is survived by her children, Cheryl A. Schaffer and Robert G. Schaffer of E. Greenbush; her siblings, May (James) Fitzgerald of Speculator and Richard (Patricia) Leadley of Piseco; cousins; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours are Thursday, Jan. 23, from 3-7 p.m. at Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. Internment will be at Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fr. Peter Young’s Foundation, 428 Duane Ave., Schenectady NY 12304.