SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Elizabeth E. Brookins, 90, of Saratoga Springs and formerly of Gloversville, died peacefully Saturday, May 4, 2013, surrounded by family members at Saratoga Hospital.
She was born Dec. 7, 1922, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Klimik Krutz. She was raised and educated in Pattersonville and was a 1939 graduate of Woestina High School.
For many years, Mrs. Brookins lived in Gloversville, where she was employed as a secretary for the late Fulton County District Attorney Thomas Persico.
She was an active lifetime member of the former St. James Lutheran Church until she moved to reside at The Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga, where she remained active in interfaith services.
Elizabeth was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved gardening, birds, baking and cooking.
Feb. 14, 1942, Elizabeth was married to Milton G. Brookins at Woestina Reformed Church. Mr. Brookins died July 20, 1998.
She is survived by three sons, Gilbert M. Brookins (Marlene) of Delmar, Keith P. Brookins (Eileen) of Saratoga Lake and Craig A. Brookins (Carol) of Gloversville; five grandchildren, Jonathan Brookins, Betsey Danz, Andrew Brookins, Amanda Ellinger and Brendan Moss; great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Larry Kruger (Bonnie) of Pattersonville.
In addition to her parents and husband, Elizabeth was predeceased by a grandson, Kevin Brookins, and her sister, Mildred Kruger.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 9 to 9:30 a.m. today, May 7, 2013, at Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main St., Broadalbin, where a funeral service will follow at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. R. W. Williams officiating.
Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Gloversville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elizabeth's name may be made to The Home of the Good Shepherd, 390 Church St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; or to Old Friends at Cabin Creek (Thoroughbred Retirement Home), 483 Sand Hill Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833, to provide flowers and trees to beautify their properties.
Elizabeth's family wishes to thank the entire staff at The Home of the Good Shepherd for the great care she received for nearly four years.
Visit the family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.
Published in The Saratogian on May 7, 2013