Carol K. Krieger of Delevan, NY passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at her daughter's residence at the age of 79.
She was born on January 21, 1939 in Wethersfield, NY, a daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Hyman) Kersch. She started school at age 4 with her brother, Walter. During her school years she played clarinet and oboe. She was the Valedictorian of her high school graduating class from Letchworth Central School in 1956.
She immediately started work at Citizen Central Bank in Arcade. In early 1959, she met her future husband, Wayne Krieger as he was coming into the bank. They were married on November 12, 1960 in Bliss, NY. Wayne and Carol were blessed with three amazing children: Gina (TJ) Gasper of Delevan, Tara (John) Dedrick of Allegany and Christa (Daniel) Heckathorn of Franklinville; seven grandchildren: Lance (Roseann) Sworts of New Kensington, PA, Luke Sworts of Rochester, Johnston Dedrick of Brooklyn, NY, Jefferson Dedrick of Syracuse, EmaLee of Allegany, Jennifer Heckathorn of Syracuse and Josiah Gasper of Delevan; four great-grandchildren: Bella, Lucas and Lincoln Sworts, Lillian Madathil-Sworts. She is also survived by her brothers: Walter (Terri) Kersch of Albany, Robert (Marsha) Kersch of Hermitage along with several nieces and nephews.
Carol was always very crafty and artistic. She was active in home bureau when her children were young and usually had knitting needles or a paint brush in her hands for the most of her life.
She was a former member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Delevan and a current member of St. Mary's Church in Arcade.
Carol had several jobs and was very successful in each. She was the Assessor for the Town of Yorkshire, Tax Collector for Pioneer Central School and sold Real Estate for Wolfer Realty, Realty USA and Howard Hanna.
In her later years, Carol renewed her love of painting and spent many hours creating beautiful masterpieces.
Waiting patiently in heaven for Carol is her husband of 49 years, Wayne and many dear friends, Arlene and Patsy to name a few.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Philomena's Church, 26 Plymouth Ave, Franklinville, NY 14737. Interment will be held in Delevan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wayne Krieger Memorial Scholarship (https://cattfoundation.org/give/) or sent directly to: CRCF 301 N. Union St. #203, Olean, NY 14760, ATTN: Wayne Krieger Memorial Scholarship.