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Anne B GypsonSeptember 15, 2006
NORTH GREENBUSH- Anne B. Gypson died Friday, September 15th after a long illness at Eddy Heritage House in Troy. Born on Long Island, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Gutkowski and Beatrice (Ksywsky) Gutkowski. She was predeceased by Kenneth F. Gypson, her loving husband of 56 years. Anne resided in North Greenbush for over 50 years and was a graduate of Bryant High School and Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Science degree ln Dietetics. She served as the Director of Dietary at Samaritan Hospital for nearly 20 years. More recently, she was co-owner of Ankar Stitch 'n Frame (a retail needlework shop in Troy, NY) along with her daughter, Karen for 19 years.
As a young woman, Anne participated in many events featuring Polish exhibition and competition dancing. Anne also spoke Polish fluently. She also was an accomplished pianist. She maintained her dietary accreditation with membership in many organizations. These included the American Society for Hospital Food Service Administrators, for which she also served as president and was on the Advisory Committee, the American Dietetic Association and the American Hospital Association where she served as a local chapter president. During her ownership of Ankar Stitch 'n Frame, she was a member of the International Needlework Retailers Guild and a NY based shop owners guild. She was an avid needleworker, loved reading and cooking.
Active in antique auto circles with her husband, she helped found the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts in 1953. She actively participated in the Slow Spokes, a vintage car touring group.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth J. Gypson (Nancy); a daughter Karen J. Patton (Daniel); two grandsons, Joshua K. Gypson and Seth M. Gypson (Kari); and her sister, Jane Boehmer and several nieces and nephews.
A very warm and loving thank you to the staff at Eddy Heritage House, especially those working on the third floor. The love and care she received was immeasurable. An equally big thanks to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County who provided so much needed nurturing.
The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Bryce Funeral Home, 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy with Rev. Michael White, pastor of the Eagle Mills Christian Disciples Church, officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be at the Eagle Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com .