Elaine E. Askew

Elaine E. Askew, 75, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019. She was born in Schenectady, NY on March 12, 1944. Elaine worked for Coleco in Amsterdam for several years.

Elaine was always there to lend a hand, making sure everyone had food to eat and a comfy chair to sit in. Her grandchildren were her life and she treasured the time she spent with them. She enjoyed crocheting.

She was predeceased by her parents Ken and Elsie Lang, and her brother Richard Askew. Elaine is survived by her son Kevin Kvinlaug; grandchildren Olivia and Isaiah; and her extended family Mary, Bernie and Bobby Companion.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 23 from 4pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 5pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Elaine may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Tina Robson

Elaine, I have always loved you. You were a sweet loving person and you will forever be missed. Fly high with the angels till we meet again.

Sandra Rosser Andreadakis

My sister Leslie Rosser DeMarsh said it so beautifully. My mom and Elaine would have been life long friends but sadly they were late life friends. She will be missed

Leslie (Daughter Bea Rosser, her Wesley roomate)

Please know how deeply saddened my mom Bea and our family were to hear of Elaine's passing. Elaine was a spark of life, she brought so much sunshine and joy to my mom (and I'm sure the other residence as well) As a family we felt very gifted to have her there with our mom. The two of them built an instant friendship and bond. She will be greatly missed.
Deepest sympathies,
The family of Bea Rosser

Craig Knickerbocker

I remember Elaine from when we both worked for Coleco. The one thing that I remember about her that stands out is that she told me how much she cherished her son.

Karen Hummel

From the first day I walked into Doubleday Woods, Elaine was like a welcoming committee. She opened the security door and greeted me with a big smile and welcomed me in for the Sara. Co. meal site lunch. She also told me that a group of children would be coming sometime during the week for a musical time and that I was welcome to come. That truly was Elaine full of life and all smiles no matter what was going on. She moved her seat to our table and we enjoyed many a conversation. I have missed her since she left us for Wesley but I remembered her each month with a cheery card and sometimes a note. I am sure that she is guiding everyone around now in Heaven.


Love you Elaine..you where my rock always was there for me and Chris..I love you and always will miss you..you raised a fine man that I adore..I could keep going on about what a special lady you are..I missing you..❤️❤️

Alexandra Caprood

Elaine was such a blessing to know over the past years, she has comforted me in hard times when I lost my Memy last year, and she has laughed with me. When I heard the news yesterday a sadness came over me. She will forever be missed....

Cheryl Fitzpatrick

Elaine was the most kindest women I ever met my father always said she was one of his dearest friends and she helped out so many people including myself and my sister Patty. She will be deeply missed.

Kevin Kvinlaug

I am heartbroken mama love you so much


I've never met a more kind, compassionate, or loving woman than Elaine. Her selflessness, joyousness, and tenaciousness will inspire me forever. Kevin, Olivia, Isaiah, & Mary -- my heart aches for you -- she adored all of you!

Tammy Wager

Elaine was not only a special resident I had the honor to care for but she cared for me..She would allow me to rest next to her in bed with my head on her chest when I got tired..she bought me M&Ms and made me two beautiful blankets..We laughed and raised hell and I loved her so much..She will forever hold a special place in my heart ❤️

Marcia Potter (Mathusa)

Kevin and family..I'm so heart broken..Love to you all so wish I was there..praying for healing she was the real deal..I love you Elaine.


I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Elaine was the sweetest most loving person and she always made me smile. Praying for you and your family.