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Jewel Jalanti, 89, of Accord, NY, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Golden Hill Health Care Center. Born on October 26, 1921 in Staten Island; she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Stay) and William Jones.
Mrs. Jalanti retired from SUNY New Paltz after working there for 20 years. She was a past member of the Rosedale Reformed Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Reformed Church of America. Jewel was known for her love of art especially paintings, literature and cats. She was lovingly known as Grandma Moses by her family and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children; David Jalanti and his wife Katherine Barnhart of Hudson, Paula Bell and her husband Gordon of Accord and Carole Wiley and her husband Frank of Caldwell, ID, her brothers; David Wilson and his wife Martha of Walden and Monte Wilson of Washingtonville, her sister; June Lawkins of Lake Katrine, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Jewel was predeceased by her husband Veikko and her sister Katherine.
Services will be private and held at the discretion of the family.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Jewel’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 and/or Project Cat, 571 Co. Rt. 2, Accord, NY 12404.
| Caroline Mills and Family - July 2nd, 2011 at 12:31pm - Email |
Thank you for sharing Jewel with us while we were at Golden Hill together. Her sweet spirit, lovely smile, and caring ways were a constant encouragement for our entire family. We were not privileged to know her for a long time, but we all grew to love her in the time we had together. We send you our sympathy at her passing and our prayers of gratitude for having been enriched through knowing Jewel.
| Matt Spireng - June 30th, 2011 at 7:36pm - Email |
Paula, So sorry to learn about the loss of you mom. Matt
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