Family Login:

Carolyn M. Tillapaugh
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc
    PO Box 40
    Howes Cave, NY 12092
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Presbyterian Church
    care of Mary Tillapaugh, PO Box 103
    Carlisle, NY 12031

Share This Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Ellen, Duane and families, Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Caroline is in a peaceful place where she will smile down on everyone. ...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Dodi Cechnicki - Canajoharie, NY

“Duane, Ellen & Family, My sincere condolences to you all. May the good times and good memories comfort you and get you through, and may your mom...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Donna (Beach) Bamforth Wakeman - NY

“My heartfelt condolences to you all. The Tillapaugh Family Gathering in heaven has grown by another wonderful person. May your wonderful memories...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon L. Aitchison - Cobleskill, NY

“Ellen and Dwane, Sorry for you loss.Remember all the good times we had and the holiday dinners. Barb & Paul ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Rustin - FL - niece

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Let us know if there is anything that we can...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Raelyn Cronin, Marc Mercer and family - NY

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Over the years our families spent many years at the fairgrounds and other activities involving our farms. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Beckie Guernsey Lacroix - Friend

“Ellen, Duane and families - I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My family sends its condolences. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: J.D. Strong - Halfmoon, NY

“To the Tillapaugh and Bogardus Family ~ We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this very...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Larkin Family - Sharon Springs, NY

“Ellen, Jim, Eric and Julia, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Brian, Tracey, Lucas and Emma

“TO THE FAMILY OF CAROLYN TILLAPAUGH...YOU HAVBE BEEN THRU SO MUCH THE PAST FEW YEARS. PLEASE KNOW YOU'RE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY YOUR MOM ...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Lois Beach - Newfield, NY

“Duane and family, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Albert - Cobleskill, NY

“Our heart goes out to Carolyns family of hearing of her passing.I worked with Carolyn on the election board and she always made haystack cookies,she...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: bob and connie costello - NY

“I love you grandma! You were the best grandma anyone could ask for! You are at peace now, and no longer suffering! That necklace I got you that you...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Julia Bogardus - Schoharie, NY


Carlisle- Carolyn M. Tillapaugh, 85, formerly of Carlisle, died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford, NY, where she had been a resident for the past two years.

Born May 15, 1927 in Carlisle, she was the daughter of Harold and Helen (McCarthy) Kniskern. Carolyn was a lifelong resident and was active in her community.

She retired from the position of Town Clerk of Carlisle that she served for from 1974 until 1990. Following her retirement she served as an election inspector for several years. She was the Town Historian for many years, a member of the Schoharie County Historical Society, Carlisle Republican Club, and the Schoharie County Garden Club, as well as the hospital auxiliary and the Presbyterian Church.

Carolyn married Floyd Tillapaugh on May 7, 1949 and he predeceased her on December 2, 2003.

Survivors include her two children: Ellen (James) Bogardus of Schoharie and Duane (Gena) Tillapaugh of Cobleskill; and four grandchildren: Eric and Julia Bogardus, and Sara and Emily Tillapaugh.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St, Cobleskill. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Carlisle Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc., PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092 or Presbyterian Church, care of Mary Tillapaugh, PO Box 103, Carlisle, NY 12031.