Sharan Louise Michelfelder
Sharan Louise Michelfelder, 67, of Hermance Rd, Galway, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, January 12, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, following a long, hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 25, 1949, she was the daughter of Kenwood and Lillian Bills of Galway. She was a lifelong resident of Galway and attended Galway Schools. She was a graduate of Royal Barber and Beauty School in Schenectady.
A devoted wife and mother, she was a tireless worker ever ready to help others in need. In addition to her homemaking duties, she worked at Dick and Jerry’s Mini Mart in Galway as a clerk for 20 years, prior to her retirement.
She was predeceased by her father Kenwood Bills, sister Tesia Morris and nephew James Harrington.
United in marriage on September 27, 1969, Sharan leaves behind her husband of 47 years, David; three daughters Michelle Benton (Craig) of Gloversville, Rebecca Jones (Clyde) of Gloversville, and Elizabeth Michelfelder (Tom Fanning) of Fort Edward; her adoring grandchildren Austin, Brittany, David, Tyler, Thomas and Nathan; her mother Lillian Bills Derby (Gordon) of Ballston Spa; brother Richard Bills (Lois) of Galway, sister Shirley Love (Jim) of Atlanta, GA, brother in law John Morris of Ballston Spa, and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her two dogs Dash and Penny, whom she adored.
A graveside service will be held at Foster Hill Cemetery, Galway in the Spring.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Sharan to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or The Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia, NY 12302.