October 19, 2008
Mrs. Birth was born in Fleiden, Germany on June 3, 1925 to the late Josef and Iola Besel. She immigrated to the United States following WWII. She was the wife of Arthur O. Birth who predeceased her on August 17, 1983. She had been employed as a cook at the Sarah Philip House in Catskill until 1983.
Mrs. Birth is survived by four children: Arthur A. Birth, Henry O. Birth, both of Catskill, Mrs. David (Barbara Bunce) Miller, and Helga Birth, both of Rochester; four grandchildren: Matthew, Jamison, Kurt, and Rachael Bunce; four great-grandchildren: Simon, Elise, Quinn, and Keida Bunce; her sister Mrs. Karl (Lioba Besel) Hofmann as well as several nieces and nephews in Germany. She was predeceased by several siblings.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private cremation will be conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. at 85 Watervliet Ave. Albany, NY 12206-2083.
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