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George E. Prentice of Scotia, Schenectady Co., New York

George E. Prentice of Scotia, Schenectady Co., New York
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2007 and Revised 4 Apr 2009

Update of 4 Apr 2009: George E. Prentice is #200.1 in our Thomas Prentice eBook. That material now replaces this article.

1. George E. Prentice was likely b. c. 1960-1965, perhaps NY and living in 2006 and probably in Scotia, Schenectady Co., NY.

He m. Norma J. Covert on 3 Oct 1964. She was b. 27 Jun 1942 in Gloversville, NY, dau. of Richard J. and Madeline S. Covert. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Norma J. Prentice (nee Covert), 64, of Scotia, passed away Monday morning, September 18, 2006 at her home while under the care of her family and Schenectady County Hospice.

    She was born on June 27, 1942 in Gloversville, NY, the daughter of Richard J. and Madeline S. Covert, she was a 1960 graduate of Gloversville High School and attended Albany State Teachers College.

    Norma was a former member of the Fremont Street United Methodist Church, Gloversville, NY, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school and was a 40 year member of Cairo Chapter No. 380, Order of Eastern Star. She was a Brownie Scout leader and co-leader of the Bonnie Bells 4-H group; was a longtime member of the Glendaal School and Scotia-Glenville PTAs and was one of the lead participants in the purchase and operation of the original Glendaal Elementary School PTA Button Machine fundraising tool. In 1984, she received the Glendaal School PTA Founder?s Day Award.

    Additionally, she was a longtime member of the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, holding several offices including Schenectady County Chair, Eastern District Chair, and was currently serving as second vice president on the state board for the organization.

    Norma is survived by her husband, George E. Prentice, whom she married on October 3, 1964; two daughters and their husbands:

    1. Jerilyn E. Prentice and her husband, James Fairman of Watertown, NY.
    2. Jacquelyn N. Prentice and her husband Michael Fagan of Milton, VT, and their daughters:
      1. Carolynne Jean Fagan.
      2. Michalyn Amber Fagan.

    A celebration of Norma?s life will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, East Glenville. The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, prior to the service from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Private entombment will be held at the Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. Memorials may be made to the NYS Federation of Home Bureau State Scholarship Fund, the Schenectady County Home Bureau, 4045 Jockey St., Charlton, NY 12019 or to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308. Online condolences may be posted to www.glenvillefuneral home.com.

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