Clara L. Steffek, 85, formerly of Broad Street, Broadalbin, died peacefully Friday, August 9, 2013, at Wilkinson Residential Healthcare in Amsterdam with her family at her side.
She was born March 1, 1928, in Broadalbin, the daughter of William and Kate (Coloney) Weiderman, and was a 1945 graduate of Broadalbin High School. Clara was a lifelong area resident and until retirement was employed as a cafeteria worker at Broadalbin Central School. She was a member of the Broadalbin United Methodist Church and participated in the Miriam Class.
Clara loved her flowers, baking cookies or pies on Saturday mornings, going for a walk, and more recently, reading a good book or just sitting in the sunshine with her husband, John. Clara also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, John Steffek, whom she married in May 1951; a son, William (Jeanette) Steffek of Ocala, Fla.; a daughter, Cynthia Steffek of West Haven, Conn.; two brothers, Arthur Weiderman of Broadalbin and Lester Weiderman of Scotia; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106, Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Broadalbin United Methodist Church, 65 North Main Street, Broadalbin, NY 12025.