— Gladys A. Chapman, 96, formerly of Centennial
Apartments Washington Street and 1009 Bronson St., Watertown,
NY, died Friday morning, Dec. 30, 2016, at the Lewis County
Extended Care Facility in Lowville where she had resided since April 2013.
Gladys was born
at 1009 Bronson Street on March
14, 1920, the daughter of Arthur E. and Hazel Hall Chapman.
She attended local schools and graduated from Watertown High
School in June 1937.
was a bookkeeper for Balfours Wholesale and Retail Tobacco
Company from June 1937 until October 1961.
She worked for Halley Electric Company from October
1961 until her retirement in July 1993.
As a lifetime member of Emmanuel Congregational Church,
United Church of Christ, she served on many committees; she
served as treasurer of Deacons / Mission Committee from 1988
until 2008; president
of the Gamma-Gamma Circle; treasurer of the Women’s
Fellowship; and Memorial Coordinator.
She was made a Life Deacon in 1996.
Ms. Chapman served on the Board of Directors of the Pastoral
Counseling Center for many years.
She was a life member and Past President of Little
Theater of Watertown where she worked mostly back-stage, but
also “tread the boards” in several plays.
She enjoyed reading, cake decorating, knitting, crocheting
and other hand crafts. She
was well known for being the “card lady” by always
remembering relatives and friend’s birthdays,
anniversaries and holidays with greeting cards.
She is survived by her nephew James A. Randall (Carmen
Sweet), Lowville; niece Laurie Walker (Mark), Syracuse;
niece Adele Cummings (Gordon), Kingston, Ontario Canada;
nephew Dr. David S. Randall, Bloomsburg, PA; and nephew
Michael J. Randall (Michele), Oswego, as well as other
nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by her sister Betty E. Randall, and three
brothers; Elveral J., Winslow H., and Kenneth M. Chapman.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at
Emmanuel Congregational Church, 119 S. Hamilton Street,
Watertown, with Reverends Ron and Patty Farr.
Calling hour will be 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the
church prior to the service. Interment
will be private in North Watertown Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to
Emmanuel Congregational Church, 119 South Hamilton Street,
Watertown NY 13601.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Carmen A.
Sweet for the loving care he gave “Aunt Gladys” at The
Butterscotch House as well as at the nursing home, along
with the third floor nursing home staff.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.
may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.