SARATOGA SPRINGS - Clara M. Eckerson, 90, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born May 23, 1922, in Washington, N.J., to Francis and Marie Serjeant.
Clara loved to volunteer and did so for many years at the hospital in Ellenville, for Ulster County Meals on Wheels and for Ellenville United Methodist Church. She volunteered for the last nine years at Noah's Attic in Ballston Spa, where she made so many friends.
Clara is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Gary) Masten of Saratoga Springs; her son, William (Marsha) Eckerson of Summerfield, Fla.; and her brothers, Francis (Marianne) Serjeant of Montrose, Pa., and Eugene Serjeant of Graham, Wash. She is the cherished grandmother of Denise Schyljuk (fiancé John Bardino) and Jeffrey (Cynthia) Masten and loving great-grandmother to Alex, Christopher, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Carly and Michael. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Clara was predeceased by her husband, William C. Eckerson; her son, Lee M. Eckerson; and her grandson, Brian W. Masten; her sisters, Dorothy Pasiut and Ethel Serjeant; and her brother, Robert Serjeant.
Memorial services will be held at Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Penny Brink, at a later time.
Interment will be held in the spring at Phillipburg Cemetery in Middletown.
In lieu of flowers, make a donation in memory of Clara to a
Arrangements are under the direction of Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main St., Ellenville, NY 12428, (845) 647-4343.
To send a personal condolence to Clara's family, go to www.loucksfh.com.
Published in The Saratogian on Feb. 12, 2013