Nancy J.  Meade


ONEONTA - Nancy J. Meade, 67, of Oneonta, passed peacefully on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at home in Oneonta, surrounded by family.
She was born in Corry, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Donald and Myrtle (Scott) Ruslink.
She married William "Bill" L. Meade on Aug. 19, 1978. He predeceased her on Dec. 12, 2017.
Nancy was a graduate of SUNY Oneonta. She retired after many years employed with Opportunities for Otsego and SUNY Oneonta in the Milne Library.
She is survived by her son, Brian (Lea) of Long Island; her daughter, Alison of Oneonta; her grandchildren, Thomas, Taylor and Elliana; and her siblings, Bill Ruslink, Marge (Jack) Skinner, Carol (Rob) Glasier and Donna Deck. She was also deeply loved by her brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and countless friends.
She was also predeceased by her sister-in-law, Sherry Ruslink; and brother-in-law, Jack Deck.
Friends are invited to greet the family from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Donna Martin officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy's memory are asked to be made to the Elm Park United Methodist Church, or the GCS Project at
Condolences to Nancy's family may be made online at
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
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Darlene BEMIS Pitchford
Sep 14, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Nancy’s family
Dave Eastman
Sep 05, 2019
Will miss the great conversations we have been able to share these last few months. I know that one day we will meet again.
Love Cousin Dave
Nata Lea Eastman
Sep 05, 2019
I so many memories of this sweet lady. She was a real blessing to me.
I remember so many things that Of both Nancy and Bill we always loved their home and their hospitality.
The whole Rudlink family are so loving and giving.
I remember when Phil found out about the tractor Bill had on one visit wasn’t long before we headed back up there to pick it up.
It was Memorial Day weekend that we headed that direction. We spent the night in Scranton and Phil played golf there in shorts. When we crossed the state line it started snowing we stopped at the welcome center and I was excited about the snow the lady there said to take it back home with me.
Phil planed to buy a trailer up there but the
...were so much more expensive so Bill said he had a trailer
that he picked up from one of his jobs but he couldn’t get a license for it as it was from a drug deal.
So in 38 degree weather they loaded it on the trailer. It was snowing and Nancy as I were laughing at them as they were slipping and sliding in the weather.
But also remember when our oldest grandson played baseball at Cooperstown Phil and I and our daughter and my granddaughter and grandson.
They can’t to some of the games.
My grand daughter just turned 17 and she remembers picking blueberries every morning for breakfast.
Caleb was 12 Ethan was 10 and Gabby was 4.
We love y’all and are praying for y’all.
Nata Lea ❤️
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John Chaffee
Sep 05, 2019
I was so saddened to hear of Nancy‘s passing . Had so many good memories with her and Bill . I would be there to see you but I am stuck in the middle of Missouri . My heart goes out to you and all the family love John
Kathy Hoyle
Sep 04, 2019
I always remember Nancy for her beautiful smile and her love of children.She was a wonderful and caring person.She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sep 04, 2019
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Sue Dick
Sep 04, 2019
I never saw Nancy without a smile on her face. I
loved working with her at Head Start. She will be missed by many. I am sorry for your loss.
Colleen Odonnell
Sep 04, 2019
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Dawn Glasier
Sep 04, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! xxoo
Christine Bulson
Sep 03, 2019
Nancy was a caring, competent person. She was the first library support assistant at Milne Library. Through the years she worked late at night and supervised many student workers. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Barney & Angie Banes
Sep 03, 2019
God just took home a new angel. Carol, our love and prayers go out to you and your whole family.
Colleen and & Bob O'Donnell
Sep 03, 2019
Keep your memories sweetly tucked in your heart and Nancy will always be by your side. Our sweet Marge, our thoughts have been with you, our prayers constant. Even though we are not by your side, we are hugging you oh so tight . Love you Marge.
Fran mckee
Sep 02, 2019
Nancy was a wonderful person who positively touched many lives Rip beautiful woman heaven just gained a special Angel who will be missed here on earth prayers,love peace to her family
Wendy burton
Sep 02, 2019
Nancy was awesome at her position in Headstart. She loved all the children and was a great source of encouragement for many parents!! She had a very good gift of calming any situation. Her kindness was genuine. Thinking of her family at this time of loss.
Lester R. Grummons
Sep 02, 2019