Leah A. Colvin, 69, of Hagadorn Mills Road, Broadalbin, died Sunday morning, July 15, 2012, at St. Mary's Healthcare after a long illness with family at her side.
She was born in Broadalbin on December 20, 1942, a daughter of Lester and Leah Baird Loveless and was a 1961 graduate of Broadalbin High School. Leah was a lifelong area resident.
She was employed at Ward Products and the Tepee Restaurant, both formerly of Amsterdam, and at General Electric in Schenectady.
Leah was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Post No. 337 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post No. 8690, both of Broadalbin.
She enjoyed camping, traveling, dancing, and visiting casinos. Leah had a soft spot for animals and enjoyed caring for strays. Most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends.
She was married to Charles Colvin on April 27, 1963. He died on June 29, 1996. In addition to her husband, she was predecaesed by two infant sons, John and David Colvin; and three brothers, James, Royal, and Albert Loveless.
Survivors include a son, Charles L. (Mary Louise) Colvin of Wells, Maine; a stepson, James (Linda) Smith of Arizona; two daughters, Sandra L. (Richard) Bielecki of Broadalbin and Brenda A. (Ronald) Webber of Gloversville; her loving companion, Donald Bazan of Broadalbin and his children, Deborah, Karen, and Darryl; three sisters, Marion Cornell and husband, David Kissinger, and Cecelia (Otis) Foss, all of Broadalbin, and Rosella Bezio of Holland, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Jennifer (Juan) Fret, William (Carissa) MacFarland, Michael MacFarland, Austin Webber, Stephen and Amanda Smith, Owen and Evan Deuel, and Jillian and Megan Bazan; three great-grandchildren, Sean and Ava Fret, and Andrew MacFarland; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a special great-niece, Brookie Bush.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 and Black Street) Johnstown, with Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Burial will be in Foster Hill Cemetery, Galway. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the James A. Brennan Humane Society, in care of the funeral home.