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Mrs. Sadie J. Nikolaus
  • Marathon for a Better Life
    PO Box 268
    Warnerville, NY 12187

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“Jay P., Cindy & Joe. So sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of your mother. God bless you all. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Julie Trevor - Schoharie, NY

“Condolences to Sadie's Family. Sadie spend many Sundays at our home on Claurervie. Sadie was also instrumental many years ago when my parents were in...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Sarah (Van Aller) DeMarco - NY

“our prayers go out to you and your family. sadie was a good woman and she will be missed dearly. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: brenda and jean dearstyne - berne, NY

“Dear Cindy and family, I just learned of Sadie's passing. She would always try to stay upbeat when coming into ambulatory care for appts. I think of...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: debby borucki - edgewater, FL

“I so enjoyed working with Sadie at DSS and still re-tell her stories. She saved this county lots of money and time! She was a special person who...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Marjorie Troidl - Middleburgh, NY

“Sylvia & Joe Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Pat,Ronny & Gloria ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Gloria

“Cindy & familyMay you find peace in the thought that your loved one is in a more beautiful place. There's a place she has never seen beyond this...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Ginny Mahoney - Middleburgh, NY

“To Cindy, Joe and Jay P. Sorry for your loss. She always had a smile on her face and a story to tell. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Ann & John C. Wolfe - NY

“Thoughts and prays are with you all ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Mickle-Packard

“Our very deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mother. May you be comforted in the thought that she rests now in the arms of the Lord, to one...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Chief Paul R. & Nanci E. Pollard - MA

“ALWAYS A SMILE AND A HELLO, THAT WAS SADIE. SHE WAS A GREAT RN. SHE WILL BE MISSED, CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILIES, CINDY. GOD BLESS YOU . THE OTIS...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: GINNY, MARIAN, HELENE, JANICE, OTIS JR. LAWYER - NY

“I am so sorry for your loss. You have so many wonderful memories to get you through. Thinking of you and I'm here if you need anything. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Kruglak - Cobleskill, NY

“Sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, Cindy to you and your family. May you have many cherished memories to rely on at this time. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Mackey - Carlisle, NY


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Cobleskill- Sadie J. Nikolaus, 82, formerly of Cobleskill and Middleburgh, died Friday, November 22, 2013 at Robinson Terrace in Stamford, NY following a long illness.

Sadie was born July 10, 1932 in Middleburgh, NY to Evaleen (Lawyer) and Hezekiah Rivenburg, Sr.

She attended Middleburgh Central School and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree. She began her career as a Registered Nurse and later worked as an Investigator for the Schoharie County Department of Social Services, retiring in 1987.

She was a member of the Hayshakers, loved to dance and listen to country music.
She also shared her mother's passion for making crafts and they travelled to many craft shows together. Sadie was also an amateur photographer and most of all, loved spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her brothers Hezekiah Rivenburg, Jr. and Philip G. Rivenburg, Sr.

She is survived by her daughter: Cindy (Gerald) Handy of Cobleskill, sons: Joseph Nikolaus of Cobleskill, Jay P. Nikolaus of Troy; grandchildren: Ashley Nikolaus of Houston, TX., Christopher Nikolaus of Houston, TX., Scott Handy of Richmondville, Michael (Jaimie) of Cobleskill; great-grandchildren: Riley Handy, Thatcher Handy, Liam Handy; sister: Hilda (Joseph) Kernozek of Voorheesville; sister-in-law: Marjory Rivenburg of Middleburgh.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St. Middleburgh, NY. Rev. Carol Coltrain of the Huntersland United Methodist Church will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Middleburgh Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marathon for a Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187