FRIENDSHIP - Estelle L. Frutiger, 90, of 21 East Main St. passed away Friday (Feb. 14, 2014) at her home, following a brief illness.
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Born June 6, 1923, in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Roland and Ethel Starrett Taylor. On June 6, 1953, in Elizabeth, N.J., she married Keith E. Frutiger, who died March 5, 2001.
Estelle had grown up in Springfield, Mass. and at the age of 12, she and her family moved to Elizabeth, N.J., then to Union, N.J. She was a 1941 graduate of Batton High School in Elizabeth.
For the next 44 years, she and her husband resided in Union, N.J., and in December of 2003, she moved to Friendship.
She enjoyed being active in her church, crocheting, cross stitching, bowling in various leagues, and winning trophies for bowling. She loved her family and being with them.
Estelle was a 42-year member of the Union, N.J., First Baptist Church and attended the United Church of Friendship. She was a member of the Red Hats of Friendship and was a staunch supporter of Houghton Academy.
Surviving are two sons, Daniel E. (Nancy) Frutiger of Jackson, N.J., Glenn K. (Marlayna) Frutiger of Friendship; a daughter, Lois E. Frutiger of Friendship; four grandsons, Willard Frutiger, Nathaniel (Megan) Frutiger, Luke Kuhn, Charles Frutiger; two granddaughters, Rebecca Frutiger and Ashley Frutiger; a great-granddaughter, Isabelle Frutiger; and several nieces and nephews.
Estelle was the sole survivor of six siblings.
Friends may call at the United Church of Friendship from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 16, 2014), at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Kirk Kirch, pastor will officiate and burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal.
Memorials may be made to the United Church of Friendship. Arrangements are under the direction of the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship. Condolences may be expressed at www.treusdellfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Feb. 15, 2014