Winifred Van Slyke – October 1, 2020

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      RAVENA-----Winifred Van Slyke, age 101, passed away peacefully at home on October 1, 2020. Winnie was born September 15, 1919 in Oxford, England.  She did quite a lot with her time. She built bombers, emigrated with a toddler, raised a family in a foreign country away from her siblings. She also, tended an amazing garden, was a friend to birds and other small creatures, drank tea, enjoyed good apple pie, loved her friends and family and enjoyed their visits very much. Winnie sewed dresses, knitted about 867954679 sweaters, made excellent roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. Winnie was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She thought her great grandsons hung the moon and stars and missed her husband Gordon Van Slyke every day since he died.

She is survived by her daughter Fran Lobdell, two grandchildren Amey (Dan) Maffucci and Ian (Diana) Lobdell, and two great grandchildren Daniel and Nicholas Maffucci.  She is also survived by her brother, Ron (June) Godfrey and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 7 PM, Thursday July 8, 2021 at Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Friends may call prior to the service starting at 6 PM. Interment will be held 9:30 AM, Friday July 9, 2021 at Saratoga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Winnie to Grace United Methodist Church, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Ravena, NY 12143 or Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.