June Katherine Bolebruch, age 85, of Gloversville passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.
Born in Johnstown on November 25, 1928, the daughter of the late Frank M. and Lida Mae Irving Van Skiver.
She attended Johnstown Schools until they moved to Gloversville in 1945. June graduated from Gloversville High School in 1946 and was a life long resident of that city. In May of 1956, she married the late Lewis M. Bolebruch.
A mezzosoprano and soloist, she studied voice for a total of ten years: first under Mrs. Ralph Filburn of Johnstown and then under Miss Emma Devendorf of Gloversville.
Mrs. Bolebruch was for many years a prominent radio (Station WENT) and area church soloist; also appearing in the 50s, in many local and area stage and theatre productions, including those at the Glove & Hippodrome theatres. She was a member of the Footlighters Theatre Group of Gloversville and various church choirs, plus the YWCA Gloversville Club.
An avid boating enthusiast, she held a women's certificate for Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling from the United States Power Squadron. June enjoyed horseback riding for many years and also studied Fencing at Fulton Montgomery Community College. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown and later of Gloversville, she was employed for many years as Secretary at Fulton County Silk Mills; and later became Secretary to the Fulton County Superintendent of Highways, County Building, Johnstown.
Her late husband Lewis M. Bolebruch passed away in July of 2012. She is survived by one son Alan R. Waschak and his wife Maria Cozzolino, CPA and one granddaughter Aelyn Romleski.
Memorial contributions may be made to the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853-6401 for use in care of small animals and research to improve health of same.
In keeping with June's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.
Cremation will be at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com