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Ruth Esther (Campbell) VanBuskirk

December 9, 1922 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 94)

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Whitehall-Ruth “Esther” VanBuskirk, peacefully passed away on October 26, 2017 in Hampton, VA.

Born December 9, 1922 in Whitehall, N.Y.  She was the daughter of Jerome and Alice Campbell.

Mrs. VanBuskirk was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Kenneth VanBuskirk. She was also predeceased by three brothers, Earl, Walter, and Robert Campbell, and one sister, Alice Chaphe.

Mrs. VanBuskirk was a graduate of Albany Business College and was employed by Troy Savings Bank for 17 years.  She was a charter member of the Whitehall chapter of the Glens Falls hospital guild, a member of Eastern Star, a trustee for the Isaac C. Griswold Library and served in several capacities in the Whitehall United Methodist Church.

She’s survived by three children.  Fred VanBuskirk, (Mary Ann), Jeanne Cunningham, (Rick), and Barbara Joyce, (Frank). She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Lt. Cmdr. James Cunningham, (Alison), and Kathryn Varano, (Dan) & 5 greatgrandchildren, Nora, Lucas & William, Cunningham & Claire & Paul Varano.  Her life was also enriched by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 2, at 10:00AM at the Whitehall United Methodist Church, 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, Whitehall, N.Y.  A service of celebration will follow at 10:30AM.  Interment will take place at Clemons Cemetery, Clemons, N.Y.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Isaac C. Griswold Library, 12 Williams St., Whitehall, N.Y. 12887 or the Whitehall United Methodist Chruch, 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, Whitehall, NY 12887.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Isaac C. Griswold Library
12 Williams Street, Whitehall NY 12887

United Methodist Church
56 Greemount Cemetery Lane, Whitehall NY 12887



 Service Information

Celebration of Life
Thursday
November 2, 2017

10:00 AM
United Methodist Church
56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane
Whitehall, NY 12887

Visitation
Thursday
November 2, 2017

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane
Whitehall, NY 12887


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