Azubah Manchester, age 98, of Gloversville, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital with her family by her side. She was born June 13, 1914, daughter of the late Robert and Lydia Crannell of Broadalbin, N.Y. Azubah was employed for many years at Continental Mills in Gloversville, and in different factory work throughout her many years. She maintained her own home until the day she was admitted in the hospital on Sunday, February 24, 2013. She loved working in her yard and all outdoor work. She also did crocheting and knitting for many years, along with other craft work after her retirement. Azubah was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Oscar Guy Manchester Sr.
Survivors include her brother, Robert Crannell of Gloversville; four surviving children, Richard (Barbara) Manchester of Lassellsville, Ralph (Barbara) Manchester of Bleecker, Jeanette Alkinburgh of St. Johnsville, James (Betty) Manchester of Gloversville. She was predeceased by four sons, Oscar Guy Jr. of Texas, and Robert, Roger and Daniel Manchester of Lassellsville. She also was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. She has 25 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and 52 great-great-grandchildren. There will be no viewing hours. Azubah's body will be donated for science to the medical college in Albany.
The family would like to thank the third-floor doctor and nursing staff at Nathan Littauer for their gentle care that was shown towards our mother and other family members during her final days.
Plus our thanks to Hospice of Fulton County for their kindness and understanding during a difficult time. In her memory, donations may be made to Fulton County Hospice.