Mildred E. Caldara
Mildred E. Caldara, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. A lifelong Fulton County resident, she was born on October 11, 1925, in Johnstown, NY. She attended Johnstown schools.
She was the last surviving child of Imrich and Elsbeta (Skoka) Skadra. She was predeceased by one brother, Henry (Betts) Skadra; and five sisters, Bertha (William) Obermann, Anna Skadra, Gizella (Marcel) Rosich, Mary (Thomas) DeSimone and Elizabeth (James) Greenman. She was also predeceased by her children, Stephanie Schettine and James Caldara, both of Gloversville; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Mahorney.
Mildred worked in the office at Fownes Leather and later at Argersinger’s before starting her own business, Summit View Ceramics, which she ran between her home and Shirley Luck Senior Center in Johnstown. She was a wonderful artist and enjoyed that for 25 years until she retired in 1993. She also assisted her sister, Gizella with Rosich’s Home for Adults in Gloversville. She volunteered for the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Gloversville Post Office, which was instrumental in the initial funding of Lexington Center back in the 1950s. She also worked with The Women’s League of Voters at the Pleasant Square Fire Department for many years. She was also a 4-H co-leader of the Charlie Browns group.
Survivors include her husband, Anthony H. Caldara, whom she married on July 25, 1947; four grandchildren, Toni Perkins of Gloversville, Michael Perkins II of Gloversville, Brittany (Daniel) Reece of Burleson, TX and Andrew Caldara of Gloversville; two step-grandchildren, Dana Marr of Baltimore, MD and Adrienne Phillips of Gloversville; five great-grandchildren, Joshua Hulbert, Seth Hulbert, David Hulbert and Camdyn Perkins, all of Gloversville, and Caleb (Diana) Hulbert of Greenwich, CTl; four step-great-grandchildren, Cody Marr, Alyssa Marr-Gavin, Michael Marr and Karen Marr, all of Baltimore, MD; and many nieces and nephews. She was also looking forward to her first great-great-grandson, who will be born this summer.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021, at Fern Dale Cemetery in Johnstown. The Caldara family will have lunch at their home following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lexington Center, 127 E. State Street, Gloversville. Arrangements are in the care of Gloversville Funeral Service, 4 Second Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078. Please visit the family’s online condolence website at www.gloversvillefuneralservice.com.