Carhart, Gladys W. SELKIRK Gladys W. Carhart, 82, entered into eternal life surrounded by her loving family on March 16, 2014 following a brief illness. Born and raised in South Bethlehem, Gladys graduated from Ravena Coeymans High School in 1950. She retired from part-time work at Community Care in Delmar in 2013 after 17 years, served as business manager at Hillside House of Coeymans for 17 years, as deputy town clerk of the town of Coeymans in the mid-1970s and as a secretary for the state of New York following high school. Where ever she was, Gladys brightened the lives of the people around her. Her greatest joy was being a wonderful and cherished wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and companion. She is survived by her children, Suzanne Lambert (Steve), Bill Dunn (Laura), and Dianne Patterson (Kevin); stepchildren, Patty Verardi and Skip Carhart (Evelyn); grandchildren, Robert W. Dunn, Justin Carhart, Laura Lambert and Kyle Patterson; dear friend, Anthony "Bud" Lalima; and several nieces and nephews. Gladys is predeceased by her husband, Ray Carhart; brother, Robert Wright; and sister, Evelyn Schultz. Calling hours, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. at South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem. Funeral service will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 18, 2014