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Carolyn M. Surdam

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Carolyn M. "Khaki" Surdam

1937-2013 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Carolyn M. "Khaki" Surdam, 76, passed away on Monday, November 18, at her residence surrounded by her family. She resided there with her husband, Leo Surdam Jr. Carolyn was born on February 1, 1937, in Raymertown, N.Y., daughter of the late Milford and Ruth (Cushman) Bornt. She was educated at schools in Lansingburgh, N.Y. Carolyn worked at Johnson Controls in Bennington, Vt., as a purchasing agent. She enjoyed bingo, bowling, playing cards, trips to the casinos and crocheting baby sets. Carolyn mostly enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and her husband spent winters in Venetian Parks Estates in Sarasota, Fla. Survivors other than her husband, Leo Jr. include their children, Shirley White (Billy) of Bartlett, Ill., Leo Surdam III (Deborah) of Hoosick, N.Y. and Gerry Surdam of Hoosick Falls; sisters, Shirley Borter of Troy, N.Y., Ruth Bornt of Poestenkill, N.Y., Emily Bornt of Melrose, N.Y.; brothers, Harry Bornt of Ormond Beach, Fla., Ken Bornt of Melrose, N.Y., and Roy Bornt of Troy, N.Y. Shirley is also survived by seven grandchildren, Stephen Surdam, Tanya Brock, Leslie Rousseau, Matthew Steichen, Lauren Soto, Tara Deccico and Alyssa Surdam; also five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, Carl, Milford, Bob, Ray and Paul Bornt. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Friday, November 22, at 11 a.m. from the Hoosick Baptist Church on South Street in Hoosick, N.Y. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. who are handling the arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 20, 2013
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