Avilla G. Deits Saratoga Springs, NY - Avilla G. Deits of Wesley nursing home and formerly of Kirby Rd. Saratoga Springs passed away peacefully at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her daughters on May 7, 2012. She was 88. Born on April 29, 1924 in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Geier and Avilla Martin Geier. Mrs. Deits worked for many years as a RN at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. In Around 1975 Avilla moved to the Saratoga Springs area and went to work at the Saratoga Hospital; she also worked for Skidmore College in their infirmary. She filled her life and career with helping and caring for people. Avilla was a member of the Katrina Trask Garden Club in Saratoga Springs for many years. She was also participated in a local bowling league and bocce leagues at the Saratoga Springs Knights of Columbus. Mrs. Deits was an avid fan of arts and literature. She was also an avid crafter and was known of the beautiful items that she sewed. She is pre deceased by a brother Frederick (Buddy) Geier Jr. Survivors include her two daughters Ellen D. Woods and her husband J. David of Montclair, NJ and Diane Bartlett and her husband Jeffrey of Sauquoit, NY, two grandchildren, John and Harrison Woods and many special friends. Avilla's daughters would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and doctors at both Wesley Health Care Center and Saratoga Hospital. Memorial services will be held on Saturday May 12, 2012 at the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 at 11:00 am. Family and friends may call from 10-11 prior to the service. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to the Katrina Trask Garden Club 17 Pinewood Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Or the Esterville Animal Shelter 100 Russell Rd. Greenfield, NY 12833. Online rememberances can be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Saratogian on May 10, 2012