Sylvia (Engel) Schaummann of Claverack, NY died peacefully Wednesday in the loving arms of her family. She died as she lived, independent, loving and full of grace. Sylvia was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all she met. If you are reading this note, she probably loved you too. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, cooking, garden club, and the seniors organization. But more than anything she loved her friends and family. She was especially thankful for her wonderful neighbors and friends that helped her live that independent, quiet country life that she so cherished and flourished in. She loved a hot cup of coffee on the porch or a warm fire on a cold winter’s day. She loved to tell stories of the old days or hear a bad joke. Many a quiet evening was spent listening to the Mets.Sylvia was a lifelong homemaker, that allowed her to contribute to the health, wealth and maturation of two grateful children and five thriving grandchildren. Her skills were many, but more than anything, she was talented at kindness.
Sylvia leaves her daughter Peggysue (Chris) Schaummann-Boyle, son Daniel (Ann) Schaummann and grandchildren Tyler, Evan, Sarah, Rebekah and Erik.
Sisters Sally (Engel) Charron, Phyllis (Engel) Woodward, brother Gordon Engel and sister-in-law Ruby Schaummann (Lebanon, MO). She is predeceased by husband Boyd Schaummann, father Walter Engel and mother Anna (Ham) Engel.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm from Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment will follow in the West Ghent Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 12:00 at the funeral home also on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, please bake a batch of cookies for someone you love, or consider sending a contribution to the American Cancer Society or your local first responders.