Carol A. Kniskern

Carol A. Kniskern 76, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Born in Niskayuna, New York on May 10, 1943, she was the daughter of Charles and Nancy Tucker.

Carol started her career as an accountant for MTI in Latham. She was an antique dealer and owned Granny’s Parlor for many years as well as the business in downtown Ballston Spa known as Granny’s Other Place. Carol later worked as a caregiver for Seniors to the Rescue and continued to work as a private duty caregiver.

Carol was a member of the Music Company Orchestra, playing trumpet with the volunteer music group which plays at area retirement centers and nursing homes. She also played for the Clifton Park Senior Orchestra. She was a gifted seamstress and made her own wedding dress and other family members’ dresses.

She was predeceased by her husband Paul Kniskern. Carol is survived by her sons Paul Kniskern (Pam), Samuel Ostrowski (Alice), Ron Kniskern, and Ira Ostrowski (Erin); brother Kenneth Tucker (Patsy); dearest friend Judy Nelson; thirteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many close friends.

Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, October 24, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 23 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Carol may be made to the Music Company Orchestra at

Guest Book

Karen and Jim Fuller

Carol will be sorely missed by everyone she met. Our sincere condolences to Kenny and Patsy, Sam and Alice, Ron, and Ira and Erin, and Petey! She was loved like family! So very sorry but now she's flying high and waiting for the rest of us.

Dave, Laurie Sparks and family

Our condolences to the entire Kniskern family on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times in your grieving.

Arnold Torres

Linda and I extend our deepest sympathies.

Paul and Priscilla Raino

Our love to the family, especially Paul and Pam. Paul and Priscilla

Carol and Kenneth Blom

Our thoughts go to Ken Tucker and the rest of Carol's family. It has been a pleasure to know Carol. All will miss her.

David Wilkinson

Ken -

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Carol's sweet disposition and her many talents will be very much missed. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

David Wilkinson
The Music Company Orchestra

Nancy Greene

So sorry for your loss Sam, Ira and family.

Joe Bowen and Lila Stromer

Carol was very important to us. She played a very large part in our wedding. She threw us a wedding shower and made Lila’s veil.

I grew up in Ballston Spa and was great friends with her sons Sam and Ira, spending almost as much time in their house as I did in mine. All the time, Carol treated me like a member of the family.

She was a great light and she will be missed.

Amy Tucker

My aunt was always laughing and in good spirits She gave so much of herself to others and was always someone you could depend on. I admired how close she was with her family including her parents, 4 sons and her brother. Some of my favorite memories were camping at Sunset Bay and her beach wedding. Your infectious smile and love of life will be missed by all. God Speed aunt Carol. Your loving niece, Amy

Janet Dardick

My heartfelt sympathies for the family. May the beautiful memories you share of Carol carry you through this difficult time and help to ease your loss. ❤️

Joe Russavage & Mar Abbott

Aunt Carol was a sweetheart. Our condolences and best wishes to the family. Joe and Mary

Ira Ostrowski

I love you always! Rest In Peace dear Mother. I will miss you forever.