Obituary for Leatrice D. Yaroschuck
Leatrice D. Yaroschuck, of Claverack, passed away on May 27, 2020. She was born in Claverack, on June 14, 1929, the daughter of Edward L. and Jessie (Phillips) Decker. A graduate of Roeliff Jansen Central School, she was employed for thirty years as a dental assistant for Dr. Sigmund Bergman. For the last thirty plus years she has worked for Dr. Anna Lups.
Lea was a member of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, and current Secretary for the Roeliff Jansen Alumni Association. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, C.H. Evans Hook & Ladder Auxiliary, the Hudson Elks Club 787 Auxiliary. Also, a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hudson, and past president of the St. John’s Altar Guild. She was an avid New York Yankee’s fan, and in earlier years enjoyed spending her summers with family on Copake Lake. Lea also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing cards with her many friends.
Leatrice is survived by her daughters, Laurie (Wayne) Sickler, Becky (Jon) Armstrong and her stepdaughter, Susan Mortefolio. Her three grandchildren, Liane Koenig, Maija (Fred) Moore, and Ryan Sickler. Four great grandchildren, Karley, Brandon, Skylar, and Devin. She is also survived by her brother Brian (Lori) Martin, godchild Bonnie (Charles) Burk, and several cousins and dear friends.
She was predeceased by her former husbands, Herbert L. Waltermire, and Metro Yaroschuck.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm from Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery. Visitation will also be Tuesday from the funeral home starting at 11:00 am.
Donations in Leatrice’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.