Genevieve “Genny” Boehlke, returned to her
heavenly home on November 8, 2020. Genny was born in Brooklyn, New
York on January 4, 1927 to Sarah Clancy and Thorald Andren. She
grew up in Queens, New York and moved to Hannacroix, New York in the
mid-1940’s. Genny was a woman of strong faith, and it was important
to her to impress good values and morals onto her children and
Genny was a strong willed, independent woman, who worked hard her
whole life to give her children the best of everything. She was a
Beeline consultant in the 1970s and a House of Lloyd representative
in the 1980s. She worked at Days Oil company in Coeymans Hollow for
2 years and Main Brothers Oil company in Delmar for over 20 years as
an Oil Degree Days, calculating customer Oil needs. In her mid-50’s
she returned to school and received certification to be a Dental
Hygienist which she practiced in Albany, New York. She enjoyed the
Healthcare industry and worked for CHP/CDHP until she was 85.
Genny had an adventurous spirit, who loved camping. She drove solo
to Florida in her 70s, went skydiving at 92 years old and was
anxious to try ziplining once Covid restrictions subsided. She also
had many hobbies including sewing, reading, and painting. She was a
talented artist and in her later years painted many pictures, and
notecards. She belonged to the Seniors in Delmar and played Pinochle
and Mahjong with her many friends there.
Genny was predeceased by her beloved companion, Joe Rooney and her
sisters Loretta Andren, Joan Andren and Winifred Milnes. Genny is
survived by her children; Kathleen Polverelli (aka Kleber) and her
husband Michael, Gerald “Buster” Boehlke and his wife Carol, Loreen
Parker and Lori Coons; step-daughter, Christine Reilly. She is also
survived by 6 grandchildren, Jerry Kleber, Timothy Kleber, Jona
Mirabella, Josiah Boehlke, Jeremy Boehlke, Heather Sheldon and 19
great-grandchildren. She loved her many pets like children and
often referred to them as her children’s siblings.
The family would like to thank 2 very special people in Genny’s
life, Kathy O’Brien and Deana Miller. They visited her often and
helped her with anything she needed.
A graveside service celebrating Genevieve’s life will be held 1:00
PM on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Rte.
396/Bridge St., South Bethlehem, NY 12161.