Mary Aesch Lock (Mrs. Edward J. Lock Jr.), age 88, of Gloversville, died peacefully on October 23, 2012, at the Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, surrounded by her family. The family would like to thank all of the attending nurses and homecare specialists who gave her loving care over the last two years. Mary was a resident of Gloversville for more than 80 years of her life. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Marie (Moser) Aesch. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Edward J. Lock Jr.
Mary is survived by her brothers, Alex (Mary) Aesch of Johnstown and Richard (Sandy) Aesch of Gloversville; and her two sisters, Ruth Frasier of Amsterdam and Rosa Vergun of Johnstown.
She is also survived by her three sons, William E. (Barbara) Lock of Horseheads, N.Y., Robert C. (Chris) Lock of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Richard J. Lock of Washington, D.C.
She was the loving grandmother of surviving grandchildren Jeremy Lock of Annapolis, Md., Jason Lock of Columbus, Ohio, Jamie Ohlson of New Albany, Ohio, Justin Lock of Atlanta, Ga., Jennifer Lock of Watkins Glen, N.Y. and Gregory Lock of Horseheads, N.Y.
She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren: Keatin and Koen Lock; Emerson, Addyson and Grayson Ohlson; and Kyler Lock and Connor Lock.
Mary was a dedicated mom to her three boys and a devoted wife to her husband. She exhibited her gift of hospitality throughout her entire life. Her home on the farm in the country was always the stopping place for her friends and relatives over the years. There was always fresh coffee and a beautiful smile to greet all who stopped by.
She especially loved the springtime and the summer and the beauty of nature's flowers. She was a wonderful cook who loved cooking and baking for her family. She loved working in her garden to raise beautiful vegetables and flowers.
Mary was a 1941 graduate of Mayfield Central School. She was an active participant in her boy's school activities and acted as a Cub Scout den mother during their pre-teen years.
During her lifetime, Mary worked at General Dry Battery, 20 years for N.A. Taylor Co., and eight years for the Gloversville Housing Authority, where she retired in 1987.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, NY, where the funeral service will be held immediately after the viewing at 5 p.m., with the Rev. Christopher Hamm officiating. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Main St. United Methodist Church, 316 N. Main St., Gloversville, or to the Salvation Army, 10 Spring St., Gloversville, NY or the charity of your choice. Please visit the family's online guest book at www.brbsfuneral.com.