Martha “Martie” Lee Petersen Young Bonestell
Martie passed on July 1, 2019 at the age of 88, at Teresian House Nursing Home in Albany, New York, after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband, John Bonestell and her sisters Marion Radcliffe, Jeanette Young, Sylvia Pierce, and Emily Nicholls. She is survived by her son, Robert “Bob” Young and his partner, Andrea Ricard of Glenmont, NY; her grandchildren Abbey Martin and husband Michael Martin, of Athens, NY; and Amanda Smith and husband David Smith, of Schenectady, NY; her great grandchildren Braden Michael Martin and Ava Grace Martin, of Athens, NY; her stepson William Bonestell and stepdaughter Terry Bonestell Cole and their families, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. Born on November 6, 1930, in East Jewett, New York, Martie was the daughter of William Sherwood Petersen and Jennie (Johnsen) Petersen. Martie graduated from Hunter-Tannersville Central School. She worked as a secretary in several insurance companies for many years before retiring.
Donations in Martie’s memory may be made to the churches where Martie often participated - Kaaterskill and East Jewett United Methodist Churches, PO Box 225, Tannersville, NY 12485. Services will be conducted on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the All Souls Church, Onteora Park, (above Tannersville and near East Jewett, NY) with Rev. Juyhe officiating. The church is located at the intersection of Rt. 23C and Onteora Rd. (Rt. 25), near the Mountain Top Arboretum. A reception will be held following the service, at the East Jewett Fire Department, 1277 Route 23C, East Jewett, NY 12424.