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Friday, 18 October 2013 10:07

Roberta L. Ellithorpe

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GANSEVOORT -- Roberta L. Ellithorpe formerly of Route 50 in Gansevoort, died peacefully at The Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Glens Falls. She was 85-years-old

Born on September 21, 1928 in Saratoga Springs, she was the daughter of the late Lela Ellsworth Vandercar and her step father William J. Vandercar

Her husband Max Ellithorpe died on September 19, 2006. She is also predeceased by a brother Leon C. Hammond.

She worked for her son at Ellithorpe’s Greenhouse in Gansevoort for many in many aspects of the business.

Roberta was a member for over 60 years in the Wilton Grange as well as the State and National Chapters of the Grange. She was an animal lover especially the cats and dogs throughout her life and she will be greatly missed by her grand dog Pooka.

Mrs. Ellithorpe is survived by her son Richard W. Ellithorpe and his wife Marie of Gansevoort, two brother in-law’s Edward Ellithorpe and his wife Beverly of Hudson Falls, Allie Swears and his wife Marilynn of Fortsville, a granddaughter Donna Ellithorpe of Los Angeles, California and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be held on Friday October 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Saratoga.

Memorial donations can be made to the SPCA of Upstate New York 588 Queensbury Rd. Queensbury, NY 12804

The family would like to express the sincere gratitude to the Staff at the Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their care for and love for Roberta over the past four years of her live.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances can be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com

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