Clara M. Pritchard, 91, of Kingston, NY, passed away at home on Thursday, August 30, 2018. She was born November 17, 1926 in Kingston to the late John and Maude (Adams) Ewel.
She was a Kingston High School Graduate, Class of 1943. She later worked at IBM in Kingston for 33 years, where she was a member of the Quarter Century Club. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Lavery of Kingston, her grandchildren, Kristin LaBrake and her fiancé Michael Motes, Derek Lavery and his wife Nicole, Marc Lavery and his wife Lorraine, her great grandchildren, Austin, Marcus, Marissa, Mykayla, Logan, Makenna, Brayden, and Lukas, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sisters, Lillian Fritz and Pearl Hayner.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY, 12401, where family and friends may visit on Tuesday September 4, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm. The funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 10am. Entombment will follow in the Wiltwyck Community Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Clara's name may be made to, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 104 Wurts Street, Kingston, NY 12401. To leave an expression of sympathy, please visit www.KeyserFuneralService.com.
Dear Diane, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find some comfort in knowing others do share in your loss this day. Remember that life has only changed not ended. Our God who loved and sustained your mom in this life, will now hold her in his arms forever. God bless you in the days ahead. Ron Smith. Redeemer
Thanksgiving as a child was always one of my fondist memories due to Aunt Clara’s family gatherings. The laughter of the adults as they drank and ate and caught up with each other, and the fun we children had hiding in the back bedroom with beer. Those times and memories are priceless. You will be missed by so many, I’m glad you’re with Grandma now. Someday we’ll all have thanksgiving together again 😘
Sincere sympathy to Clara's family. I was a friend from years ago at IBM; shared many a lunch and dinner with Clara and Phyllis Conlon. Happy memories. Gail Edwards
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