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Ilene R. Sichart
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Lawyersville Reformed Church
    4857 State Route 145
    Cobleskill, , NY 12043
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Alzheimer's Assoc. NENY Chapter
    4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405
    Albany, NY 12205

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“Maryle, Cindy, Darcene, & Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful person and a great piano teacher. (though I was not her...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Sandi (Empie) Torrant - Cary, NC

“Dear Cindy, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May you continue to enjoy the wonderful memories of her. Love, Evie ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Evie Ristau - Schenectady, NY

“My heartfelt sympathy go out to Ilene's Girls and family. To know her was to Love her. We were friends for many years. She is now at rest in the...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Charlene LaMountain - NY

“Ilene used to sing in the Cobleskill Community Choir and sometimes would 'sub' playing the piano when needed. She was a terrific musician and could...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Bev Buddle - Cobleskill, NY

“Deepest felt sympathy to all of you. Your loss is great cherish the memories. Beverly and Clifford Jock ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Clifford and Beverly Jock - NY

“Maryle, Cindy, Darcene, & Cheryl. We are so sorry to hear of Ilene's passing. Although she is no longer ill or in any pain we will still miss...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Carl & Betty Cropsey - Pensacola, FL

“Ilene I miss all the good times we have had over the years. I will always remember you, your Mom Aunt Florence & your 4 daughters. God bless and keep...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Edith Strobeck - Cobleskill, NY

“To the Sichart sisters...So many, many wonderful and fun memories over the years.Ma was such an inspiration to me through out my life.May she rest in...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kelly Sperbeck - Richmondville, NY

“Darcene and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers and with you. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jim and Carolyn Brown - Gilboa, NY

“Girls, they want a memory written here, a short one of few words. Not possible. You all were a Hugh part of growing up. Your mom was such a wonderful...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Mereness Strauss - NY

“Cindy, We wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. Betsy and Rick Vogel ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Betsy Vogel


Cobleskill- Ilene Campbell Sichart, 81, formerly of Cobleskill, entered into eternal rest and peace on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in the arms of the good Lord at Palatine Bridge Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past six years.

Ilene was born February 12, 1932 in the Town of Broome on East Hill near Middleburgh, daughter of the late Virtil E. Campbell and Florence (Conklin) Campbell Briggs. She graduated from Middleburgh Central School as Salutatorian of the Class of 1950.

On March 3, 1951, she married her husband of twenty-five years, Karl J. Sichart.

Mrs. Sichart was employed by Fenimore Fabrics as an office worker from 1964 to 1974 when she continued her employment with the Putnam family as they founded the business of Fenimore Asset Management. She retired from full-time employment as the Corporate Secretary in 1994 and part-time office employment in 2005.

She became a member of the Lawyersville Reformed Church in 1962, having taught Sunday school classes, served as organist, director of the Junior Choir, and was a member of the Adult Choir for over forty years. In later years, she also directed the Adult Choir.

Ilene was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Bennett Campbell, her husband, Karl, son-in-law, Mark Mickel, and two step-brothers: Harvey and Raymond Briggs.

Mrs. Sichart is survived by four beloved daughters: Maryle Herkimer of Raleigh, NC, Cindy Cary (Brian Palmer of Scotia) of Cobleskill, Darcene (Paul) Stoddard of Central Bridge, Cheryl Mickel of Warnerville; five cherished grandchildren: April Cary of Brooklyn, Bridget (Jason) Rocco of Johnstown, Adam Stoddard of Phoenix, AZ, Ashley Mickel of Clearwater, FL, and Derek Mickel of Cobleskill; one great-grandson: Carmine Rocco; one sister: Leta Engle of Schoharie; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Lawyersville Reformed Church, 4957 State Route 145, Cobleskill, with Vena Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Middleburgh Cemetery. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawyersville Reformed Church, 4957 State Route 145, Cobleskill, NY 12043 or Alzheimer's Assoc. of Northeastern NY, Pine West Plaza Building 4, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.