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Helen M. White
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
    795 E. Main St. Suite 11
    Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
    615 Main St.
    Cobleskill, NY 12043

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“There's not enough room to mention all the wonderful things about Helen. Mostly, we will remember Helen as always smiling and having a kind word to...Read More »
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Cobleskill- Helen M. White, 98, of Elm Street, died Friday, October 18, 2013, at St. Ann's Home in Rochester following a brief illness.

Born January 17, 1915 in Yonkers, she was the daughter of Walter and Helen E. (Risk) Wisnieff.

Helen had lived in Cobleskill many years and was a decorator and salesperson for Scholet Furniture. She was a longtime member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cobleskill.

She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Robert White who died June 21, 1969.

Survivors include her children: Roberta Kaye (Robert Elkins) of Granite Falls, NC and Lawrence (Karen) White of Johnstown; four grandchildren: Matthew White and Nathan White, Allan Howard Chapman, and Kimberly Carlson; and seven great-grandchildren: Haley, Carly and James Chapman, Owen and Trevor Carlson, and Emily and Zach White.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 25,2013 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Main St., Cobleskill with Rev. Jonathan Litzner officiating. A reception will follow in the church social hall. Burial will be private in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care., Inc. 795 E. Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043 or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 615 Main St., Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home of Middleburgh.