Mary (Porter) Weiderman, 86, of Broadalbin, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, where she had resided for the past 20 months. She died peacefully with her family by her side.
Born December 24, 1923, in Gloversville, she was the daughter of Mary and William Porter. Mary was a graduate of Gloversville High School and graduated in 1944 as a registered nurse from the 'old' Nathan Littauer Hospital, where she worked for 20 years.
After taking time off to raise her family, she returned to work as a receptionist for Dr. Ralph Kruger, DDS, and retired in 1973.
Mary was a devoted member of the Broadalbin United Methodist Church and participated in the Merriam Class, Bible Study and United Methodist Women's Group.
Mary enjoyed music her entire life and was always singing or humming a tune. She sang in many venues including the Kennyetto Choraleers. She loved to play the piano, concertina and accordion.
She was predeceased by her brothers Frank and Bill Porter.
Survivors include: her husband of 64 years, Arthur Weiderman; three children, Christine Brooker and her husband, Gary, of Broadalbin, Kate Phelon of Westfield, Mass., and Tom Weiderman and his wife, Laura, of Ashburnham, Mass.; her loving sister, Martha Stevens and her husband, Eugene; and her loving brother, Mike Porter, and his wife, Linda, all of Broadalbin. She also has seven grandchildren who she was so proud of: Jeffrey and Megan Phelon, Gail and Gregory Brooker, and Benjamin, Nicholas and Rachel Weiderman; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Cremation was performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Broadalbin United Methodist Church, 67 North Main Street. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with Rev. Bill Delia officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Broadalbin United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 38 West Main Street, Broadalbin.