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Helen Denniston Obituary

Helen "Bunny" Denniston

August 14, 2010


Helen "Bunny" (Seiderer) Denniston age 76 of Catskill, died Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Columbia Memorial Hospital's hospice unit following a long illness.
Bunny was born in New York City on October 29, 1933 to the late Frederick and Gussie Stagat Seiderer and lived in Catskill for her entire life. She was a secretary for Central Hudson, ran the Edgemere Resort off of West Main Street with her mother and sister, and retired from Memorial Hospital of Greene County where she was a medical transcriber.
Bunny was an active lifetime member of the First Reformed Church where she was a children's choir mother, a member of the choir and Ladies' Guild, and a Sunday School teacher. She was also active in the community as a member of the Monday Club, Treble Choraliers, treasurer of the Catskill Garden Club, den mother for the Cub Scouts, Girl Scout Leader, and hosted a weekly Bible Study. Bunny had a warm and generous spirit and always put others before herself. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels as well as the Red Cross. Bunny loved animals and adopted many homeless pets throughout her lifetime. She loved to cook, garden, create beautiful and unique crafts and floral arrangements, in addition to being an award-winning baker. She traveled throughout Europe and the Holy Land and enjoyed annual winter trips to her vacation home in sunny Florida.
She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Ray and their three children: Teri (Wayne) Linthicum of Catskill, Mark (Beth) Denniston of Altamont, and Andrew (Dianne) Denniston of Westerlo; four grandchildren: Kyle, Kurt, and Sarah Denniston and Rebekah Linthicum; three nieces: Heidi, Stefi, and Kristi; several great nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends. She was predeceased by her sister Eleanor LeVancier.
Private cremation was conducted Monday at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 19 at 11 a.m. in the First Reformed Church located at 310 Main Street in Catskill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society and electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com

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