ADAMS, NY — Eleanor L. Maitland, 88, Adams, passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 6, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, where she had been admitted on August 3.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville. Calling hours will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Woodside Cemetery.
Eleanor was born in Oswego, NY, daughter to Edwin and Leola Cross Castor. She was one of 10 children. She attended Adams Center Central School.
She married Arthur Maitland in 1950 at Adams Center Baptist Church.
While in school she was a cheerleader, ran track, pole vaulter and played drums in the high school band.
Eleanor was an avid seamstress and was a 4-H leader from 1966-1971 teaching the children how to sew. She also enjoyed working in her garden and baking for her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur D., Adams; son, Don (Karen) Maitland, Adams; 2 daughters, Cheryl A. (Gary) Neddo, Bridgeport; Diane (Daniel) Patterson, Adams Center; son-in-law, Stephen Russell, Rodman, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents and daughter Cathy Russell.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Arrangements are with the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, NY.
Condolences may be made at reedbenoit.com