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Alice Clements Schoonmaker
Alice C. Schoonmaker of Accord, NY passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. She was 85 years old. Alice was born on September 3, 1935 in Rochester, NY; she was the daughter of the late Henry Sterling Clements and Annie Nora (Overend) Clements.
Alice grew up on the home farm in Avon, NY. She attended Alfred State Technical College and graduated with a Business Secretarial Associates Degree. 66 years ago, on December 18, 1954 Alice married John L. ‘Jack’ Schoonmaker at the First Presbyterian Church in Caledonia, NY. She had been very active in her community. She was the President of the Ulster County Cornell Co-op Board, the Agricultural Labor Delegate to State Committee, New York Farm Bureau Women’s State Committee, Superintendent of Sunday School at the Rochester Reformed Church, Girl Scout Leader of the Accord Troops, member of the Rochester Reformed Church and sang with the church choir, Stone Dock Golf Course member, Tennis club at Gold Gym in Kingston, D&H Canal Board Member, and was on the Town of Rochester Historic Preservation Committee and the Town Historian. She loved her hometown of Accord and loved spending time with her family.
Alice is survived by her husband, Jack Schoonmaker; their children, Daniel Schoonmaker, David Schoonmaker and his wife Lisa, and Diane Schoonmaker and her husband Patrick. Grandchildren, Jennifer Shea and her husband Ryan, Jessica Schenck and her husband Peter, Renee Ciardi and her husband Matthew, Ryan Schoonmaker and his wife Olga, Darryl Schoonmaker and his wife Christina, Randy Long, and Scott Long and his wife Victoria; great grandchildren, Elouise Shea, Claudia Shea, Lauren Shea, Lia Schenck, Grace Schenck, Joseph Ciardi, Nicolas Ciardi, Mila Schoonmaker, Jack Schoonmaker, Charlotte Schoonmaker, Scott Long Jr and Brooke Long; and two sisters, Nancy and Helen of Rochester, NY. Alice was predeceased by her daughter-in-law Cathy and her brothers and sisters, Pearl, Anna, Geane, Tommy, Libby and Harry.
A private graveside service was held in Accord Rural Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Alice’s memory to the Rochester Reformed Church, 5142 Route 209, Accord, NY 12404 and/or to the Friends Of Historic Rochester, PO Box 229, Accord, NY 12404.
I remember visiting the farm as a little boy. Mrs. Schoonmaker was nice to me and my siblings. My condolences to the family.
Steve Cooper Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM
I have very fond memories of playing golf with Alice and her golf partner Connie Bartle on the Wednesday afternnon women's league at Stone Dock. Always with a smile and a kind word! May she rest in peace. So sorry for your loss.
Beverly Baranowski Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM
She will be missed by upstate NY also. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time. Don and Donna House
Don and Donna House Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM
Jack and all the family, so sorry for your loss. Alice was such a wonderful person.
Bob & Carol Baker Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM
Our sincere condolences to your entire family. Mrs. Schoonmaker was such a special lady to all in our community, she will be deeply missed.
Mike, Donna, Aidan, & Brennan O'Connell
Donna Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM
Cynthia and I send our condolences to the entire Schoonmaker family. Alice was a beautiful, caring person, she will be missed. Our prayers are with all of you.
John and Cynthia Garcia Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM
I was fortunate to cross paths with Alice many years ago when we both were selling AVON. Also, we shared a passion for local history. I recall many interesting conversations. My condolences to everyone. Alice was a woman of many talents and interests.
Janine Mower Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM
Alice was a one-of-a-kind Everready bunny. She was always bubbly, full of joy and energy. Our sincere condolences to Jack, Danny, David , Diane and all the next 2 generations. With love, Gary and Liz Finger
Gary Finger Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Alice Schoonmaker
Steve & Teresa Coddington Napanoch Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM
A laugh like no other, a twinkle in the eye, remembrance of the dog eating the freshly baked pie, the Avon lady, and on and on and on our thoughts are with Jack, Danny, David, Diane and all the next generations.
Rocki-Lee DeWitt Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM