East Greenbush - Elsie Behnke Iwanowicz, 84, of Luther Road died Friday, January 17, 2020, at Samaritan Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Elmer H. Behnke and Alida Folderman Behnke. She had resided in the Troy area most of her life and was a graduate of Averill Park High School.
Mrs. Iwanowicz was a secretary for St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Troy for many years and prior to that worked at General Refractories in Troy and Montgomery Ward in Menands.
She crocheted hats for babies for First Reformed Church in Wynantskill, that were later donated.
Survivors include a son, Thomas M. (Teri) Iwanowicz, Poestenkill; a daughter, Terry (James) Parslow, Averill Park; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Mae Black.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11 AM-12:45 PM with a funeral service at 1PM with Rev. Anthony Ligato, officiating.
Interment will be in Eagle Mills Cemetery Eagle Mills.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Elsie Iwanowicz to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate NY Chapter 421 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205 .
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate NY Chapter
421 New Karner Road, Albany NY 12205