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Bertha Barth

October 26, 1926 — July 11, 2011

Bertha L. Barth

East Nassau

Bertha Sarah Laier Barth, 84, of East Nassau entered into eternal life on July 11, 2011 at the St. Peter's Hospice Inn after a long illness. Born in East Nassau, she was a life-long area resident. Bertha was predeceased by her parents Julius and Caroline Laier, husband John William Barth, siblings Elaine Bingham and Fred, Arthur, and William Laier and her loving friend and sister-in-law Audrey Barth Karmazyn.

A graduate of Averill Park High School, Bertha worked in her youth as First Teller for the National Commercial Bank in Albany. She also worked in the library at the Walter B. Howard Elementary School for many years from which she retired. She loved to read and had many stories to tell. She was a loving wife for 50 years to her husband John and devoted mother to her four children and grandmother to her 13 grandchildren. She will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her children Kathleen (Paul) Soper, Carol Lanzara, Lori (Vivek) Choudhury and John (Nancy) Barth and by thirteen grandchildren: Christopher, Timothy, Andrew, Peter, Elizabeth (Jason Justison) and Thomas Soper; Emily (Joshua Finkel), Allegra, and Chloe Lanzara; Sanjay and Devin Choudhury; and Shawn and Trevor Barth. She is also survived by her siblings Eleanor Lansley and Anthony Laier, sisters-in-law Laurie, Jean and Lois Laier, good friends Robert and Evelyn Fuglein, Helen Mullaly and Gladys Strauss, and a large extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Many thanks to family and friends who provided Bertha with valued support and assistance:

Allegra Lanzara, Helen Mullaly, Laurie, Jean, and Susan Laier, and Eleanor Lansley. The family would also like to extend their sincere thanks to the following health care providers who assisted Bertha and her family through the many years of her illness: Dr. Fred Shapiro, Dr. James Leyhane, Dr. Emil Thomas, Joan and Traci of the Albany VNA, and the volunteers of the Hoag's Corners Volunteer Ambulance. Our special thanks to all the healthcare providers at St. Peter's Hospice Inn who helped all of us at this most difficult time.

Funeral service from the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home 11 Elm St. Nassau, Thursday July 14, at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday July 13, from 4-8pm. Interment will be in East Nassau Cemetery.

The family requests that contributions in Bertha's memory be made to the Hoags Corners Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 90, East Nassau NY 12062, Albany Medical Center Memorial and Gift Program PO Box 8928, Albany NY 12214 or The Community Hospice of Albany County St. Peter's Hospice Inn, 315 S. Manning Blvd Albany NY 12208.

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