Mrs. Edna Louise (Skidmore)'s Story
Mom was born on July 5, 1927, the daughter of William Henry Skidmore and Edna Louise Pearsall, and passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Cooperstown.
Mom and Dad John Nesteruk raised and loved their four daughters, Marvina, Nestra, Pauline and Johnna; helped raise and loved their grandchildren; and helped raise and loved their great-grandchildren. Mom enjoyed acknowledging all the accomplishments of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mom lived in North Babylon on Long Island. Mom and Dad taught us a lot: from the little of things to the largest, from fishing and crabbing, putting a worm on the hook, gardening, family values, love... Mom instilled many treasured memories in all of us. Mom doted on Pauline.
Mom loved a lot of things in life, a few that were prevalent - balloons, reading (mysteries) or anything. She read The Daily Star front to back, actually back to front. That's the way she preferred to read it. She also enjoyed having her nails done, being pampered, the color purple, crocheting, making beautiful crocheted dolls and doilies, jigsaw puzzles, keeping impeccable records, journaling and shopping.
Mom had a green thumb when it came to her African violets.
Mom is survived by her daughter, Nestra Love, Milford, grandchild, Dominick V. Love Jr. and his wife, Jaime and great-grandchildren, Cadence, Jacob, Cassidy and (Carson) who she will be joining in Heaven; grandchild, Michael J. Love and great-grandchild, Hunter, twin grandchildren, Matthew J. Love and his fiancee, Megan and great-grandchildren, Olivia, Matthew and twins, Masen and Kamden; and twin grandchild Dana Ann Love and Joey Martin; daughter, Pauline Nesteruk, Oneonta, daughter, Johnna Nesteruk and fiance James Sinstack, Oneonta and daughter, Marvina Cender and grandson, Butch Cender of Connecticut. She is also survived by step-granddaughter, April and her husband, Mark Newton and step-great-granddaughter, Mallory.
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
A family celebration of life will be held later.
Mom would be honored if you would read a book to your loved ones and spend some time with them.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Springbrook or the American Foundation for the Blind.
Arrangements are with Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
Share condolences for the family at www.lhpfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 26, 2017