HANNACROIX -- Elizabeth "Betty" E. Boehlke passed away peacefully on
March 15, 2014 at the age of 86 from a ten year battle with
Alzheimer's. Betty was born to Ira and Agnes Sweet Finch in Cairo,
on Sept. 17 1927. She graduated from Greenville Central School in
Betty was a lifelong resident of Hannacroix and a communicant of
Saint Patrick's Church in Ravena. She retired from New York State
Dept. of Civil Service and was a past assessor for the Town of New
Baltimore. She was a member of the New Baltimore Conservancy and
New Baltimore Republican Club.
Betty was predeceased by her husband of 58 years Joseph Lon Boehlke
Sr. whom she married in 1946.
Betty is survived by her children Joseph L (Gail) Boehlke Jr of
Coeymans; Michael W. (Patricia) Boehlke of Frostproof , Fl.; Paula
D. (Thomas) Hotaling of Central Bridge, and Cindy M. (Robert) Wolf
of Latham. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Jeffrey E.
(Amanda) Boehlke, Laura E. Mattice, Michelle Andretta, Chad
Boehlke, Jennifer (Chris) Gerken; Kelli Hotaling, Brendan
(Courtney) Wolf, and Kristin (Aaron) Haacker. Betty is also
survived by 14 great Grandchildren: Jennifer Smith, Juliano Rosado,
Joey Andretta, Britney Stewart. , Kelsi Boehlke, Elijah and Jaxson
Boehlke, Madison & Nicholas Gerken, Jeb & Charlie Wolf, Elias Ousi,
Ayden Mattice and Benjamin Haacker. She is survived by four
sisters Ruth Swan, Marian (Steve) Schwebler, , Agnes Finch and
Dorothy (Leroy) Britton and one brother Allan Finch and one
brother-in-law Jerry Boehlke of Salcha, Alaska and many nieces and
Betty was predeceased by her siblings Evelyn Daly, Elton, William
and Edward Finch and her brothers-in-law Thomas Daly and Frank Swan.
Funeral Services will be held 9:00 Am Wednesday March 19th at
Saint Patrick’s Church, Ravena, NY. Entombment will follow in St.
Patrick's Mausoleum, Coeymans. Relatives and friends may call at
the Babcock funeral Home, Ravena Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM.
The family extends our grateful appreciation to the second floor
staff of Eddy Heritage House, Troy New York for the care they have
given Betty over these last few years.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Alzheimer's
Association, Northeastern New York Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza,
Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext. Albany New York
12205-5515 or to Saint Patrick's Church, 21 Main Street, Ravena, NY