Elaine Szmidt of Pine Island, NY, entered into rest on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at home. She was 71.
The daughter of the late Nathaniel Jackson Jr. and Tressie Mann Jackson, she was born on April 2, 1952 in Goshen, NY.
She was known for her many talents with crafts, especially with needlepoint, quilting and crochet. Mom was also a former member of the Amity Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her son, James Szmidt (Jennifer) of Wurtsboro; daughter, Debbie Sue Leon of Wurtsboro; sisters, Joan Decker and Carol Spielberger both of Middletown; brother, Gene Jackson of Middletown; sister-in-law, Carol Ann Chaney of Ocala, FL; along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and “honorary family members” Turk and Sue Myslinski.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Edward J. Szmidt.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 4-7pm at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969.
A private cremation will follow the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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