Teresa A. Jaquay-Schrader

Teresa A. Jaquay-Schrader, 72, of Gloversville, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 20, 2021, at Nathan Littauer Hospital with her loving daughters and longtime companion at her side.

She was born in Gloversville on January 15, 1949, the daughter of Salvatore and Mary Viola Renda, and was a graduate of Gloversville High School. Teresa was a lifelong area resident.

Having suffered polio at a young age, Teresa went on to live her life as a strong, independent woman. Teresa was employed at GTE, which later became Contel, Grandoe, JBF, and later worked at FMS Work Force Solutions in Gloversville.

She loved cooking and flower gardening, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She was married to Steven Jaquay from August 31, 1966, until he passed away on March 4, 1997. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her father; and her brother, Thomas.

Survivors include her longtime companion, Paul Schrader of Gloversville; three daughters, Yvonne (Wayne) Whiteman of Fort Plain, Michele (Jamie) Marotta, and Amy (Ron) Rodriguez, all of Gloversville; two stepchildren, Andrew (Jessica) Schrader of Schuylerville and Nicole (Nick) Cross of Mayfield; her mother, Mary Renda of Amsterdam; a sister, Linda (Rick) Mendetta of Gloversville; seven grandchildren, Anthony (Jammie) Mendetta, Amber (Jeremy) Bradt, Dustin (Alicia Bell) Rodriguez, Joshua (Taylor Crawford) Larimore, Emily and Ashley Marotta, and Logan Schrader; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Donna Renda, DeDe Roemer, and Cyndy Blodgett; two brothers-in-law, Doug and Billy Jaquay; Paul’s brother and sister, Armand and Kitty Schrader; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Teresa’s family would like to thank the staff at the ER and third-floor COVID Unit at Nathan Littauer Hospital for the compassionate care, especially Eric, Colleen, Phyllis, Breanna, Sari and Trina, and the hospital staff involved in the beautiful ceremony for Teresa and Paul.

Cremation was performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. There are no calling hours and a private service with the Rev. Bonnie Orth will be held. Her final burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made in Teresa’s name to the Nathan Littauer Foundation, in support of Palliative Care, 99 East State Street, Gloversville, NY 12078.