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Obituary: Charity E. Blake

Charity E. Blake

HANNACROIX — Charity E. Blake, 53, of Hannacroix, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024, at her residence.

She was born on Saturday, June 13, 1970, in Albany, the daughter of Donald and the late Janet (née Lounsbury) Berkhofer.

Charity graduated from Greenville High School and went to work for the New York State Teachers Retirement System as a benefits examiner.

If you knew Charity, then you knew how beautiful and angelic her voice was. She loved to sing and could often be found at weddings and funerals as the vocalist. She also loved going on cruises, cooking and baking, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

In addition to her father Donald, Charity is survived by daughters Taylor (Steven) Haley and Brittany (Daniel) Gerety; sisters Darcy (Gene) Muntz and Jennifer (Dave) Millious; as well as her grandchildren, Emaleigh, Kora, Harleigh, Seth, Benjamin and Luke; and her nephews Austin and Dylan Muntz.

A memorial calling hour was held on Saturday, June 8, from 10-11 a.m. at Onesquethaw Reformed Church, 11 Groesbeck Road, Feura Bush, with the service immediately following.

Donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692, or Onesquethaw Reformed Church 11 Groesbeck Road, Feura Bush, NY 12067.

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